by | December 24, 2018 | 02:46

Whitaker ultimately ignored that advice and decided not to step aside. The official said Barr had "no non-public information about the Special Counsel's investigation when preparing the memorandum (and still has none)", which he wrote as a "former official" when he was a law firm partner and private citizen.

by | December 24, 2018 | 01:59

A recent USA report said there were still as many as 14,000 IS militants in Syria and even more in neighbouring Iraq. In announcing the withdrawal of the roughly 2,000 American troops in Syria, the Trump administration has, in one dramatic act, sought to recast the US-Turkey relationship, which has been in freefall over US partnership with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the fight against the Islamic State .

by | December 23, 2018 | 22:53

NORAD said military personnel who run the Santa tracking service are supported by 1,500 volunteers each year. So, remind your boys and girls to stay on their best behavior because Santa will be here in just a few days. Air Force officers took the calls in a jolly manner and a new USA military tradition was born. There are 160 phones to handle the calls and new volunteers get a help book which lets them know what kind of questions children may ask.

by | December 23, 2018 | 21:56

Video footage was posted on social media showing the stage lurching forward into the audience along with the band and its equipment. The total casualty of a tsunami triggered by the eruption of Krakatau Child volcano has increased to 168 people in coastal areas of Sunda Strait of western Indonesia , disaster agency official said here on Sunday.

by | December 23, 2018 | 17:54

A few light rain showers will be possible for some areas after sunset with the chance continuing into the overnight hours. Ms Creed explained: "As we head into Christmas Eve there may well be a widespread frost at first". Sunday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s to near 50. It does appear that the weather will slip back into a more active pattern Christmas night and on December 26 with colder temperatures and a chance for snow in Denver! For Monday, it will be mostly clear from D.C.

by | December 23, 2018 | 17:39

Police are still searching for the body of 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth but said they have enough evidence to tie 32-year-old Patrick Frazee to her alleged death. The phone pinged near Gooding, Idaho, about 800 miles from her home, police said. Police searched Frazee's sprawling ranch last weekend. Formal charges are pending and could take as long as 10 days to file, District Attorney Dan May said.

by | December 23, 2018 | 16:42

The British defense Secretary Gavin Williamson engaged in "incitement of Ukraine to the new military provocations". Mr Williamson was in Odessa to visit HMS Echo, a Royal Navy survey ship that arrived in the Ukrainian port on Wednesday.

by | December 23, 2018 | 16:06

Nearly 90 percent of the Homeland Security staff is deemed essential. Social Security checks will go out and troops will remain at their posts. Most employees with the U.S. Without a deal, funding for parts of the government will expire at midnight. In the past, however, they have been repaid retroactively even if they were ordered to stay home.

by | December 23, 2018 | 15:29

Noting that the United States strategy calls for a regional approach to enhance stability in South Asia , the report said this includes building a broad consensus for a stable Afghanistan, emphasising regional economic integration and cooperation, stressing cooperation for an Afghan-led peace process, and holding countries accountable for their use of proxies or other means to undermine stability and regional confidence.

by | December 23, 2018 | 14:40

Four justices, including Samuel Alito Jr., Neil Gorsuch , Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas , sided with the president . The Trump administration then urged the Supreme Court to issue a stay of Tigar's ruling, saying the president was authorized to address border security by imposing the new policy.

by | December 23, 2018 | 12:56

Schumer said the shutdown could end immediately if Trump simply dropped his demand for money that was the centerpiece of his presidential campaign. That list included House Freedom Caucus leaders Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Jim Jordan of OH - both helped convince Trump to demand $5 billion for his wall project and to reject a Senate shutdown-averting stopgap that called for $1.3 billion for "fencing".

by | December 23, 2018 | 11:52

While Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have already branded this outcome a Trump shutdown, the president tweeted Friday that "it will be a Democrat Shutdown!" if they don't support the measure before them in the Senate. Last week he said he would be "proud" to close down the government. "There's nothing we can do about that because we need the Democrats to give us their votes".

by | December 23, 2018 | 11:38

There were 220 people detained nationwide, 81 of whom were taken into police custody, it added. The " gilets jaunes " (yellow vest) protesters - named after the high-visibility jackets French motorists must carry in their cars - began in mid-November against fuel tax increases and later widened to include the liberal economic reform policies of French President Emmanuel Macron .

by | December 23, 2018 | 11:34

The mine, near the city of Karvina, about 300 kilometres East of Prague , since 1968, and it was modernized a few years ago. Spokesman Ivo Celechovsky said: 'The death toll has grown to five, eight miners are missing and 10 miners, mostly Polish, were injured.

by | December 23, 2018 | 09:55

Despite Trump's widespread praise for Mattis, the famous general resigned on Thursday in protest of Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria . The UK must "keep a foot on the throat" of Isis in Syria despite President Trump withdrawing U.S. troops from the country, the defence secretary said yesterday.

by | December 23, 2018 | 09:12

William Barr , President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Justice Department, has provided lawmakers a copy of his June memo to department officials, lambasting special counsel Robert Mueller III's possible inquiry into whether Trump committed obstruction of justice .

by | December 23, 2018 | 04:42

In Pandeglang District the affected areas are in the districts of Carita, Panimbang and Sumur. "The affected areas are settlements and tourist areas along the coast such as Tanjung Lesung Beach, Sumur, Teluk Lada, Penimbang and Carita", the Agency said.

by | December 22, 2018 | 22:57

Meng - the daughter of the telecommunications company's founder - was released on bail Sunday, pending extradition proceedings that could last months, if not years. No country, including the US, spoke out publicly in support of Canada . The US Justice Department said on Friday a Chinese national had been arrested for stealing trade secrets from a US-based petroleum company, his employer, related to a product worth more than $1 billion.

by | December 22, 2018 | 18:59

The Foreign Ministry accused the U.S. Justice Department of "fabricating" the charges against the defendants and claimed the United States is the party actually guilty of cyber-espionage. It has always been an "open secret" that U.S. government agencies have hacked into and listening in on foreign governments, companies and individuals, the ministry added.

by | December 22, 2018 | 18:12

China's embassy in Canada has criticized the Huawei CFO's arrest as a "political conspiracy" to undermine the telecom giant and has dismissed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's assertion that he had no role in the high-profile case. Canada's allies backed Freeland on Friday, suggesting a co-ordinated effort. United Kingdom foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said in a statement the United Kingdom is confident Canada is respecting its extradition treaty with the USA and that he is "deeply ...