by | December 21, 2017 | 18:15

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity. The trip to Egypt and Israel, due to begin Tuesday, December 19, has been pushed back to mid-January, allowing Pence to remain in Washington in case he needs to cast the deciding vote in the Senate over President Donald Trump's tax reforms.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:13

Sajid Javid , the communities secretary, said all councils would be able to raise council tax by up to 2.99% next year to fund local services, which is 1% more than this year. We look forward to continuing our work with the Government on further business rates retention and the Fair Funding Review and remain clear that the extra business rates income should go towards meeting the funding gap facing local government and no council should see its funding reduce as a result of a new ...

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:11

Authorities said seven people were still missing in rough seas. He said the ferry left a port in Real town, Quezon, and was on the way to Polilio, an island in the northeastern region which is separated from Luzon island by the Polilio Strait, reports Xinhua news agency.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:14

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who works for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, is serving five years for taking part in mass protests in 2009, which she denies. Her family denies charges that she was plotting against Tehran. At the time, Mr Ratcliffe said it had led to a "first ripple of freedom". The decision to delay the hearing - in which she had been expected to have her jail sentence extended - was welcomed by the family and campaigners.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:11

It took those concerns to Brandon Van Grack, a Mueller prosecutor, who confirmed the special counsel's prosecutors had obtained laptops, cell phones and at least one iPad from GSA. "Beyond our investigation, here's what has me really concerned: the attacks on Mueller , the Department of Justice and FBI this week make it clear they plan to go after Mueller's investigation ".

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:10

Trump cited appeals from across the political spectrum in making the move. The White House distributed a statement explaining that the decision was supported by former senior officials in the Department of Justice and by members of Congress from both the Democratic and Republican parties.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:08

More than 30,000 North Koreans have defected to the South, but it's unusual for soldiers to flee across the so-called DMZ, a 2.5-mile wide, 150-mile-long buffer zone lined with barbed wire and dotted with landmines. Tensions have escalated on the Korean peninsula as U.S. President Donald Trump has ratcheted up war rhetoric in response to threats and more sophisticated missile tests from the North.

by | December 21, 2017 | 18:04

At least 13 people have been transferred to hospital with injuries but local media is reporting at least 19 people have been hurt in the crash. Police arrived on the scene within 15 seconds and the man was taken into custody by an off-duty police officer after attempting to resist arrest, Patton said.

by | December 21, 2017 | 01:28

The 32-year-old will undergo a medical in Glasgow before completing his move to the Scottish champions, but will not be eligible to play until after the Scottish winter break at the start of January. He understands the model of play we like. While he cannot play in the Europa League ties against Zenit as he will be ineligible, he could be a big help to Brendan Rodgers' side in their preparation for the fixture, and his leadership skills could stand the club in good stead beyond this season.

by | December 21, 2017 | 01:25

Mr. Strzok had also led the investigation of Mrs. Clinton's email server in 2016. "Any attempt by this president", he said, "to remove special counsel Mueller from his position, or to pardon key witnesses, in any effort to shield them from accountability or shut down the investigation would be a gross abuse of power and a fragrant violation of executive branch responsibilities and authorities".

by | December 21, 2017 | 01:23

Police Scotland said one person died at the scene while another passed away at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley . More than 200 guests were evacuated from the hotel while emergency services took control of the area. He had also posted a few tweets about his sightseeing around Glasgow in the days before the Cameron House fire. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has deployed 12 appliances while firefighters search the building.

by | December 21, 2017 | 00:39

The Senate had passed it 51-48 in the early hours of Wednesday. Collins and Flake have supported the sweeping tax bill despite previously expressing reservations and their frequent opposition to President Trump . One user wrote , "It's bribery, I know you're joking but you can not pay lawmakers to vote". However O'Donnell was not to be deterred. "I$3 t is obvious there is a price corker had one collins too flake nearly courageous he crawled out backwards".

by | December 20, 2017 | 23:58

The national security strategy, which is required by law, is viewed as a central blueprint for the USA diplomatic and military leadership as they plan how to tackle global threats. "Given the huge size and strength China has formed, it is impossible for the United States to restrain China", said the newspaper, which is known for its nationalistic tone.

by | December 20, 2017 | 23:56

A review by the cabinet secretary found that Green's statements which suggested he was not aware that indecent material was found in 2008 on parliamentary computers in his office, were "inaccurate and misleading". "We have been friends and colleagues throughout our whole political lives". So it is not likely that Mr Green's exit will suddenly unleash another bout of turmoil.

by | December 20, 2017 | 23:44

As of now, shops are allowed to be open till 10 PM, while commercial establishments are allowed till 9.30 PM, and restaurants till 12.30 AM. This notice allows shops including restaurants (that do not serve alcohol) to remain open 24×7 in the state.

by | December 20, 2017 | 23:23

Resigning "was his choice to make", said Sen. When it was revealed that Franken would be replaced, on an interim basis, by Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith , people began to wonder when the transition would officially occur. Franken had previously said he was open to an investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee, but changed course after more than two dozen of his Democratic colleagues called on him to step down.

by | December 20, 2017 | 23:22

ABC Radio has reached out to Michael Ray's representatives for a statement. "Everybody makes mistakes", Erin Haynes, 27, the driver of the Scion, told the Sentinel. 40 on Billboard's Country chart and has sold 308,000 copies. Earlier this year he released a song called " Get to You " from an upcoming second studio album.

by | December 20, 2017 | 23:10

Egypt had presented the draft resolution to the Security Council on behalf of Arab countries. Finally, the summit also made a decision to "take up this grave violation in the UN General Assembly should the UN Security Council fail to act".

by | December 20, 2017 | 23:10

Two of the other fatalities were Swedes, one was Canadian and one was Mexican, said the tourism ministry of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, where the crash occurred. The U.S. embassy in Mexico said that local authorities were working closely with U.S. officials in order to determine the number of American citizens killed in the accident.

by | December 20, 2017 | 23:09

Despite the spikes being plastic and not metal, people have responded to Ms Garrett's tweet in disgust. Iain Green said: 'I'm lost for words at how appalling this is!' Donna Rainey‏ added: 'We have reached a new low. 'I think we had a wooden bird of prey in the branches, but that didn't seem to do anything'. Residents of Clifton pointed out that there are surrounding trees without spikes where birds can still perch.