by | September 16, 2018 | 04:24

The presidency approved that the minister of state for budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed, would oversee the Finance Ministry with immediate effect, it said on its official Twitter account. Adeosun, 51, said she was quitting to protect the integrity of the government. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Kaduna, where she was born, and an MBA from the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.

by | September 16, 2018 | 01:36

In a pair of tweets late Friday, Trump first quoted a Washington Post story, which recounted that he had been told only 16 people had died in the storm when he visited the island last September, shortly after Maria made landfall. Trump reignited the controversy around the US government's management of the disaster when he said Tuesday it was an "incredible, unsung success ".

by | September 16, 2018 | 01:16

The storm could hit Hong Kong and China's Pearl River Delta area, which has more than 60 million people and is a manufacturing hub. More than 4 million people could be affected by the typhoon as it lashes the country with high winds and drenching rainfall.

by | September 16, 2018 | 00:31

Coast guard and fire brigade officials confirmed that the injuries sustained were not life-threatening. The 21-year-old, who works for a tour company on the island, said: "The rock that fell, oh gosh, it would be like a four storey building falling onto the beach ".

by | September 16, 2018 | 00:28

Treasury Department. The dispute between Russian Federation and the U.S as well as Western and other Security Council members has delayed the official release of the six-month report by the expert panel monitoring sanctions against North Korea .

by | September 15, 2018 | 22:31

The Strasbourg motion was based on a report that voiced concerns about judicial independence and corruption in Hungary , as well as freedom of expression, academic freedom, religious freedom, and the rights of minorities. After the vote, MEPs welcomed the adoption of the report and Sargentini with a standing ovation. Several non-governmental organizations targeted by the Orban government with restrictive rules - including a special tax on activities considered as promoting immigration and ...

by | September 15, 2018 | 18:41

That has led to the displacement of about 30,400 people in Idlib and parts of the adjacent Hama province between Sept 1 and Sept 9, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha) said on Monday. But the Turkish military did not immediately respond to request for comment. We will remind, last time the leaders of Russian Federation and Turkey met in Ankara in April 2018.

by | September 15, 2018 | 17:27

One thing's for sure, and I told (the media) before, one thing I'm proud, we're standing up on our own two feet. One frequent tactic is claiming ignorance: "I haven't read it yet", said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Trump's tweet as he walked away from reporters.

by | September 15, 2018 | 16:29

Florence, though downgraded to a Category 2 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, remained risky and unpredictable, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Some areas in the Myrtle Beach/Wilmington area could see as much as 40 inches of rain with storm surges between 9 and 13 feet, overwhelming many beachfront areas and low-lying islands.

by | September 15, 2018 | 14:31

President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency on the federal level Tuesday for the Carolinas and Virginia. Hurricane Florence, a powerful Category 4 storm, could stall upon reaching the Carolina coast and make a slight shift south toward SC once it makes landfall, becoming "a major flooding event", according to Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean.

by | September 15, 2018 | 12:29

The father was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries. As of 6 a.m., Florence was 10 miles (20 kilometers) east of Wilmington, North Carolina . Also, a 77-year-old man was apparently knocked down by the wind and died after going out to check on his hunting dogs, Lenoir County authorities said, and the governor's office said a man was electrocuted while trying to connect extension cords in the rain.

by | September 15, 2018 | 11:42

Trump also accused Kerry that the former secretary of state told Zarif "to wait out the Trump administration!" "He told them to wait out the Trump Administration!" he said, ending his Tweet with the word "BAD!" "You can't find precedent for this in US history and Secretary Kerry ought not to engage in that kind of behavior", he said.

by | September 15, 2018 | 06:16

Trump tweeted that the reported number of about 3,000 was inaccurate and had been pushed by opponents just to make him look bad . 'If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. He was criticised for treating a visit to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the hurricane like a rally, mimicking a basketball player as he threw paper towels to Puerto Rican residents at a local relief centre.

by | September 15, 2018 | 03:22

The meeting was described as part of the Russian government effort to help the Trump campaign. He had steadfastly refused to cooperate with Mueller even as the Virginia jury convicted him for hiding from USA tax authorities $16 million he earned as a political consultant in Ukraine to fund an opulent lifestyle and then lying to banks to secure $20 million in loans.

by | September 15, 2018 | 00:32

That argument centred on how they made themselves overly visible to surveillance by taking the train to Salisbury and walking through the city, rather than going by private vehicle. "Maybe later. Next week, I think", he was quoted as saying. He said the pair are private citizens, not Russian agents, and urged them to speak out.

by | September 14, 2018 | 21:32

Justice and Homeland Security would have 45 days to make a determination and notify the president to trigger the sanctions. Sanctions could include freezing assets, restricting foreign exchange transactions, limiting access to USA financial institutions, and prohibiting U.S.

by | September 14, 2018 | 20:16

His office later said it was still possible Mr Trump will take up Mr Varadkar's invitation at a future date, but confirmed November's trip will not be happening. Following the confirmation of Mr Trump's visit there had been calls for protests . The Government had begun preparations for the visit after it was announced by the White House two weeks ago.

by | September 14, 2018 | 19:48

As a powerful hurricane makes its way toward the Carolinas, one Senator is accusing President Donald Trump's administration of taking money earmarked for FEMA and diverting it to ICE . "When American citizens in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are still suffering from FEMA's inadequate recovery efforts-the administration transferred millions of dollars away from FEMA".

by | September 14, 2018 | 18:08

Massachusetts State Police say gas lines are now being depressurized by the company. Flanked by community leaders from Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, Gov. A company spokeswoman did not immediately provide comment. Gas explosions have claimed lives and destroyed property around the USA in recent years.

by | September 14, 2018 | 17:43

Prosecutors in the DC case against Manafort filed a Superseding Criminal Information on Friday morning in the Washington D.C. case, charging Manafort with a single count of conspiracy against the United States and a single count of conspiracy to obstruct justice through witness tampering.