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by | May 23, 2019 | 11:43

The F-22 stealth jets intercepted four Russian bombers and two Russian Su-35 fighter jets off the coast of Alaska on Monday, according to a statement from North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD). 'Our ability to deter and defeat threats to our citizens and vital infrastructure starts with detecting, tracking, and positively identifying aircraft our airspace, ' said General Terrence J.

by | May 23, 2019 | 11:11

The government has hired a private Canadian shipping company to handle the operation. However, Canada failed to meet a May 15 deadline set by the Philippines , prompting Manila to escalate the issue by recalling its ambassador and consuls.

by | May 23, 2019 | 10:44

South Africa's sixth democratic Parliament will convene on Wednesday when 400 members, many of them newly elected, will be officially sworn in by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. The moves are "an indication that the balance of power in the ANC has now clearly swung towards" Ramaphosa, said Dirk Kotze, a political science professor at the University of South Africa.

by | May 23, 2019 | 10:45

Top Democrats said Trump escalated problems by abruptly withdrawing the US from the Iran nuclear deal, a complex accord negotiated during the Obama administration to prevent Iran from nuclear weapons production. Iran has been under unprecedented sanction pressure by the United States following U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from Iran's nuclear deal in May past year.

by | May 23, 2019 | 10:43

In the wake of the latest crash, aviation authorities and air carriers around the world have either grounded all 737 MAX series aircraft and or closed their airspace to them. "So that when we are ready to lift the prohibition (on the MAX flying), there's absolutely no question in any country's mind why we are doing it and how we got there".

by | May 23, 2019 | 10:08

The leaders of the USA and China are also set to meet again at the G20 summit in Japan next month. Xi said China should become self-reliant in core technologies and even issued a veiled threat when he visited a rare earths processing plant, signaling to Trump that China may restrict sales of the elements used in everything from smartphones to electric vehicles.

by | May 23, 2019 | 09:59

The counting of votes in 542 Lok Sabha constituencies began on Thursday amidst tight security, capping a two-month long election process which witnessed high-octane campaigning and charges of tampering EVMs and violations of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).

by | May 23, 2019 | 07:00

Large sums of money were transferred back and forth between individuals and foreign entities, but this isn't unusual for global real estate developers like Trump , who reportedly owes Deutsche $300 million, and Kushner, whose Kushner Company affiliates were lent $285 million by Deutsche in 2016.

by | May 23, 2019 | 04:12

The bill now heads to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk. According to the New York Times , the TRUST Act would allow the commissioner of the New York Department of Taxation and Finance to release Trump's tax returns "to the chairmen of the House Ways and Means Committee , the Senate Finance Committee, and the Joint Committee on Taxation for any 'specified and legitimate legislative goal'".

by | May 22, 2019 | 23:12

Waters, the committee chair, quickly gave the floor back to Pressley, who also asked Carson , "Under your watch and at your helm, would you allow your grandmother to live in public housing , under these conditions?" "An REO . Carson's gifted hands didn't help him at all. And you turned to your staff, OMWI, and you have an OMWI director. " An Oreo? " Carson asked in response.

by | May 22, 2019 | 22:56

However, acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has attempted to calm relations between the states by insisting that any potential attack on Iran has been "put on hold". The JCPOA was struck with not only the US, but also China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom , Germany, and the European Union. Some Democratic lawmakers who were briefed on the intelligence reputedly showing Iran's activities in the region disputed the Trump administration's take on it.

by | May 22, 2019 | 19:57

Wade , the landmark 1973 decision that legalized a woman's right to have the procedure. The states are seeking to mount new legal challenges to Roe v. In Atlanta, several hundred protesters jammed onto the steps of the Georgia statehouse. As they held up posters and flags, activists chanted "Our bodies".

by | May 22, 2019 | 19:30

Later, two other F-22 fighters intercepted two more Tu-95s and two Su-35 fighter jets. The Russian planes did not at any time cross into sovereign US airspace; the ADIZ around Alaska, like similar zones monitored by NORAD around North America, are global airspace.

by | May 22, 2019 | 17:13

DPRK stands for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, North Korea's official name. The US has called on its allies to maintain economic pressure on North Korea until it takes material steps toward relinquishing its nuclear weapons.

by | May 22, 2019 | 16:57

He said that it did not matter what Zuma has been accused of doing, he must not be treated with less humanity and outside the bounds of the Constitution. "Thales reiterates that it has no knowledge of any transgressions having been committed by any of its employees in relation to the awarding of the contract for the combat systems for South Africa's corvettes (the Arms Deal in 1999)".

by | May 22, 2019 | 16:43

The committee chairman, Jerry Nadler , said the subpoenas were "not optional" and the committee would hear McGahn's testimony even if it had to go to court to secure it. Mazars became a target in the House investigation after former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen accused the President of fudging his wealth in an unsuccessful attempt to buy the Buffalo Bills football team and reduce his real estate tax burden.

by | May 22, 2019 | 15:52

Meanwhile, at least 18 hospitals and clinics have been destroyed or damaged by air raids and shelling, several of which were on United Nations "no target" lists that detail exact locations of the health facilities to the warring sides, the United Nations aid chief told the council.

by | May 22, 2019 | 14:43

Strache and party colleague Johann Gudenus are heard telling the woman that she can expect lucrative construction contracts if she buys an Austrian newspaper and supports the Freedom Party. Van der Bellen approved on Saturday the proposal of holding snap elections after Strache resigned over an alleged corruption video and effectively led to the collapse of the coalition government.

by | May 22, 2019 | 10:27

With all major opinions polls having predicted a swing against the federal government, Scott Morrison led his Liberal-National Coalition to an unexpected victory in the federal election on Saturday, off the back of strong support in Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia .

by | May 22, 2019 | 09:59

The tiny baby featured a full head of dark hair and appeared to open his eyes slightly in one photo taken inside a hospital room. "People have joined them in their pain, but also just being there for them, and prayers have been very helpful", she says.