by | November 20, 2018 | 19:07

A Taliban official and another individual close to the group confirmed the talks, which are aimed at renewing the Afghan peace process and eventually winding down America's longest war. "I am talking to all interested parties, all Afghan groups. and I think there is an opportunity for reconciliation and peace", Khalilzad told a news conference in Kabul, without referring explicitly to the talks in Qatar.

by | November 20, 2018 | 16:42

Asked why he hasn't visited US troops in Iraq or Afghanistan since taking office, Trump said he has had "an unbelievably busy schedule". Trump ordered the suspension of most military assistance to Pakistan in January. Trump's book, "The America We Deserve", came out more than 1 ½ years before al-Qaida's deadly attack on the USA on September 11, 2001, not just before.

by | November 20, 2018 | 16:24

Borrell, however, didn't refer to the all-important term, "veto", which would see Spain block approval of the withdrawal agreement. As no political declaration on Britain's future relationship with the bloc after it leaves has been presented, he said "We can not judge the whole without knowing the parts".

by | November 20, 2018 | 12:57

The military is wary of running afoul of the Posse Comitatus law that prohibits using they army for law enforcement activity. There is a legal and illegal way to enter the US. "We have identified more than 500 criminals travelling with the caravan flow", the officials said, arguing that organisers "are pushing women, children and LGBT community members to the front of the caravan for positive PR".

by | November 20, 2018 | 12:11

Washington announced plans later in January to suspend up to roughly $2 billion in USA security assistance to Pakistan . U.S. "aid" was a miniscule $20 bn. Branding him a " Hillary Clinton fan" and "Obama-backer", Trump moaned the United States should have "got bin Laden a lot sooner". He continued: "President Clinton famously missed his shot".

by | November 20, 2018 | 12:09

He has also instructed his ministry to launch a campaign promoting tourism to Judea and Samaria. Walid Assaf, head of the Palestinian Authority's Commission Against the Wall and Settlements, told The Times of Israel that the Ramallah government "believes Airbnb made the correct decision".

by | November 20, 2018 | 07:59

Jubeir was also asked about comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the kill order came from the highest level of the Saudi leadership but probably not King Salman, which has put the spotlight instead on the 33-year-old crown prince.

by | November 20, 2018 | 06:59

The senators are arguing that because Whitaker was never approved by the Senate, he is constitutionally barred from serving as acting attorney general - a role Trump appointed Whitaker to after he fired Jeff Sessions . While the Justice Department has predictably defended Trump's appointment of Whitaker as legal, Sen. "In selecting a so-called "constitutional nobody" and thwarting every senator's constitutional duty, Trump leaves us no choice but to seek recourse through the courts".

by | November 20, 2018 | 06:14

She will have to flip some Democrats, and flipping those incoming freshmen means asking them to go back on the promises they made to their constituents during their campaigns that they would not back Pelosi. "Our majority came on the backs of candidates who said that they would support new leadership because voters in hard-won districts, and across the country, want to see real change in Washington".

by | November 20, 2018 | 01:01

Christopher Watts was sentenced Monday, almost two weeks after pleading guilty to avoid the death penalty. A neighbour down the street recalled how Watts used to play with his girls in a wagon, and his social media feeds were full of love odes to his family and the "little peanut" growing in Shanann's womb, to be named Nico.

by | November 20, 2018 | 00:58

He said he saw the gunman reload, fire again at the person on the ground and then go inside the hospital where more shots were fired. The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear. "I have never been so scared, I hear of shootings going on every day at people's workplaces, but not where I work at", she said. The clinic's employees and patients locked the doors and hid in the back of the clinic.

by | November 20, 2018 | 00:28

The horrific "chain-reaction" accident involved a total of five vehicles. Kathryn Schurtz, 35, of Fanwood, and her fiancé, Joseph Kearney, were killed after the accident on Interstate 78 in Berks County, Pa., according to Schurtz's obituary .

by | November 19, 2018 | 18:54

Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter and said , "If I walked into Congress wearing a sack, they would laugh & take a picture of my backside. Shine bright & keep it pushing", she wrote in a tweet that included Scarry's original tweet about her. Somehow, this is the comment that reporters from Fox News , who appear to accept every Trump quote as gospel, are hell-bent on poking holes in. The #OurTime project is a grassroots candidate recruitment effort asking Democrats and progressives around the ...

by | November 19, 2018 | 16:55

Acosta's press pass was taken after he clashed with the President during a news conference earlier this month. But Trump played down the ruling, saying it wasn't "a big deal". The White House, however, keyed in on the refusal of Acosta to give up the microphone, although they no longer are making the claim that in the process of doing so, he placed his hands on the intern.

by | November 19, 2018 | 14:41

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday delivered a scathing reply to US President Donald Trump's " Pakistan does not do a damn thing " statement and said the country received "minuscule" aid of $20 billion from the US for the country's contribution to the ongoing war on terror.

by | November 19, 2018 | 13:24

Last week Bennett and Justice Minister Ayalet Shaked threatened to withdraw from the government coalition if Bennett wasn't named defence minister, in the wake of Avigdor Lieberman's resignation. However, finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, the head of the Kulanu party, said that the crisis situation doesn't allow for the necessary stability of Israeli economy and that a new strong government was needed.

by | November 19, 2018 | 13:26

President Donald Trump said that he plans to visit United States troops in war zones, a remark that comes after he received widespread criticism for not visiting an American burial ground outside Paris, France, earlier this month and Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day.

by | November 19, 2018 | 12:43

The Finnish President told the newspaper that he meant to convey that although Finland is covered by forests, the nation has a good monitoring system which has helped to prevent catastrophic wildfires . But Niinistö said he does not recall any discussion of "raking" forest floors as something he would have suggested in any way. President Donald Trump's freaky advice on "raking and cleaning" forest floors to prevent wildfires may not have originated with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto ...

by | November 19, 2018 | 11:26

Nevertheless, it emerged that multiple backbenchers were calling publicly for a no-confidence vote in May's leadership. Shailesh Vara, the minister of state at the Northern Ireland Office, was the first top official to resign. "We're not going to be distracted". But the backstop could hinder the UK's ability to implement trade deals with countries like the US. The UK-EU agreements, with the apparent backing of the British Cabinet until Thursday, seemed to have laid a foundation for the ...

by | November 19, 2018 | 10:53

The 21 nations at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby struggled to bridge differences on the role of the World Trade Organization, which governs worldwide trade, officials said. Pence also mocked China's Belt-and-Road initiative, under which China offers loans to poorer countries in the region to improve infrastructure. Xi lashed out at " America First " trade protectionism and said that global trade rules should not be applied "with double standards or selfish ...