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by | September 26, 2019 | 00:47

House Democratic leaders are calling President Donald Trump's conversation with the Ukraine president a "shake down" of a foreign leader for his own reelection campaign. Two members of the House Intelligence Committee - California Rep. Devin Nunes , the top Republican on the panel, and Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas - said on the House floor that they would be able to view the complaint Wednesday afternoon.

by | September 26, 2019 | 01:24

Trump insists he has done nothing wrong. Jayapal said she expects the committee to move now towards drafting articles of impeachment. Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, tweeted that he had video evidence of "very serious suspected criminality in Ukraine ".

by | September 26, 2019 | 01:39

Several Republican lawmakers also defended the president on Wednesday, saying the summary does not show anything incriminating. In the transcript, Trump asks Zelensky for a "favor" to "find out what happened with this whole situation in Ukraine ".

by | September 26, 2019 | 00:57

Speaking at the Atlantic Festival in Washington, DC on Tuesday, the former United Kingdom deputy prime minister made clear that "it is not our role to intervene when politicians speak". That's why we draw the line at any speech which can lead to real-world violence and harm. He said it would "not be appropriate" for Facebook to venture into checking political claims, but it will still work to discredit false information from other sources.

by | September 25, 2019 | 02:12

The head of Iran's navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said his forces were ready to defend the country's maritime borders. Iran's president on Sunday warned Western nations to "stay away" from the Persian Gulf and said Tehran was working with regional partners to develop a security plan for the worldwide waterway.

by | September 25, 2019 | 01:12

The U.S. issued a new round of sanctions against Iran on Friday after the U.S. blamed Iran for an attack on a Saudi oil facility. "I'll be discussing it a little bit tomorrow", Trump said during a bilateral meeting with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

by | September 25, 2019 | 01:08

They included lawyer and former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani, cupboard secretaries, members of Congress and Australian friends together with legendary golfer Greg Norman. "It's so attractive and it will be so different", Trump said earlier Friday about his first state dinner in more than a year, noting that he had watched a rehearsal the night before.

by | September 25, 2019 | 02:14

The prime minister said India would increase the share of non-fossil fuel energy. I want it to be humane. "If both Pakistan, let's say, and India wanted me to do that, I am ready, willing, and able". Trump added he believes there is a solution to the longstanding dispute. I was there. I didn't know I was going to hear that statement. Sharma said the prime minister should have "avoided" that.

by | September 24, 2019 | 01:20

He said the worldwide community should play a due role in resolution of the longstanding issue of Jammu and Kashmir. I said it's good because if they do, they'll not be able to go back to Pakistan. Tagging PM Modi's comments on Pakistan at Houston yesterday as "very aggressive", President Trump said it was "well received" by the 50,000-strong crowd.

by | September 23, 2019 | 00:58

Some 7,500 police were deployed for the two protests , and they moved in quickly to target the hardline elements and dismantle the barricades, made from burning bins and construction materials. Environmental activists and a far-left workers union also had organized Saturday protests . Saturday's protests interfered with France's annual Heritage Day, when well-known sites open their doors to the public.

by | September 23, 2019 | 01:50

Guests have said security staff are refusing to let people leave - even those who have flights to catch - unless they pay extra money, despite the fact they've already forked out for their holiday. "The company must be rescued no matter what", said TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes. "I'd describe it as exactly the same as being held hostage", Mr Farmer told BBC Five's Stephen Nolan Show.

by | September 23, 2019 | 01:18

US President Donald Trump will stand before the United Nations on Tuesday to declare his country top of the world. "He said they need to return to China ", Colnar said, adding that the Montana Farm Bureau had only learned of a possible visit on Wednesday.

by | September 22, 2019 | 02:02

While the world may be keeping a keen eye on the event and building great expectations, back home the opposition led by the Congress is taking a swipe at Howdy, Modi! As per a senior administrative official, Trump will meet both the leaders in NY on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

by | September 22, 2019 | 01:50

Today's announcements will also encourage multinationals to shift their plants to India , as the government announced that it would tax them at a lower rate of 15 per cent. GST on wet grinders consisting of stone as a grinder reduced from 12% to 5%. This move could also materially lead to India effectively integrating with the global supply chain and a boost to Make in India campaign! The minister said the uniform rate of 12 per cent will be applicable for woven and non-woven polyethylene ...

by | September 22, 2019 | 02:00

Under President el-Sisi's rule, the authorities have launched a broad crackdown on dissidents, jailing thousands of politicians, activists, journalists, popular bloggers and others. In a rambling speech on Tuesday, El-Sisi angrily dismissed the allegations as "sheer lies". "I think it's safe to say that the events of the past few weeks, including the development last night, pose the most serious legitimacy crisis facing Sissi", Nael Shama, a Cairo-based political analyst, told AFP .

by | September 21, 2019 | 01:44

The closely watched proposal could have national implications as lawmakers, businesses and unions confront the changing nature of work and the rise of the so-called gig economy . "However, should this new law negatively impact legitimate independent owner-operators, we will challenge it in every way possible", OOIDA said. "I have two children, so things like health insurance and benefits and the ability to support them if I get hurt or sick, this isn't optional for me, right?" An Uber ...

by | September 21, 2019 | 01:57

There's then the question as to why President Trump has kept Ukraine's new leader at arms' length since his election in April. The mainstream media is running with yet another story that will supposedly end President Donald Trump's administration.

by | September 20, 2019 | 02:21

National Security Minister Wayne Caines told reporters Tuesday afternoon that schools, government offices and ferries on the island would close at noon Wednesday and bus service would end at 4 p.m. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center. The disturbance is moving toward the Windward Islands and has a 30% chance of tropical development over the next five days, the NHC said.

by | September 20, 2019 | 01:38

Lam said not all Hong Kong citizens support the protesters' demands and reiterated that the government can not condone violence. Closing week the U.N. "The stakes have never been higher", he said. "By collapsing the boundary between the Chinese Communist Party and Xi Jinping himself, Xi has gotten himself into a very messy situation with regards to Hong Kong ".

by | September 20, 2019 | 02:16

One in four girls in Indonesia is married before they turn 18, according to a 2016 report by Indonesia's Statistics Agency and the United Nations children's fund UNICEF. Child marriage in Indonesia has been blamed for causing maternal and infant deaths, as well as encouraging child labour, Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Yohana Yembise said in a statement .

by | September 20, 2019 | 01:29

Many more people are believed to be missing. Khogyani said civilian casualties were feared. Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor said the aerial attack was meant to target ISIS militants who often use farmlands for training and recruitment purposes, but had hit innocent civilians.

by | September 20, 2019 | 02:10

Lieberman refuses to sit with Netanyahu's ultra-Orthodox religious allies and has called for a broad, secular unity government with Likud and Blue and White. Exit polls earlier presented a similar picture. The paper added that Peres and Shamir rotated as prime ministers from 1984 to 1988. 'The people did not decide between the two blocs.

by | September 19, 2019 | 02:25

They're just tryna flex. Bstroy's founder, Brick Owens, responded to the controversy by posting a statement on Instagram that said: "Sometimes life can be painfully ironic". Remember her name - Gina Montalto'. "The victims and their families only perceive an exploitative intent to make money off their pain without any explanation, in an environment that is as glib and fleeting as fashion".

by | September 19, 2019 | 02:14

After Abe and Rouhani agreed on Japanese assistance in the fields of medicine and disaster prevention during their talks previous year in NY on the fringes of the United Nations meeting, Iranian officials made repeated requests for medical aid, including the supply of advanced equipment, the sources said.

by | September 19, 2019 | 00:47

Despite the overwhelming "fruits of the crime" present at the scene, prosecutors refused to charge Buck citing insufficient evidence. After Dean's death, California Representative Ted Lieu announced he would donate $18,000 in contributions from Buck to civil rights organizations, while the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee donated Buck's contributions to a Latino group called the NALEO Education Fund.

by | September 19, 2019 | 01:43

Another short-listed candidate, North Korea envoy, Stephen Biegun, was taken out of the mix when Pompeo suggested he might be better placed as Deputy Secretary of State to replace John Sullivan, who is widely expected to be nominated to be the next USA ambassador to Russian Federation, officials said.

by | September 19, 2019 | 01:49

In Jeddah, the top US diplomat will meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss the recent attacks on the Kingdom's oil facilities and "efforts to counter Iranian aggression in the region", according to the statement. On Tuesday, Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman said the country's oil supply had returned to pre-attack levels. In another tweet, Pompeo also called for other countries to denounce Iran in retaliation to Saturday's attack and promised American efforts to help ...

by | September 18, 2019 | 04:01

We want to find definitively who did this. "I'm ready to meet anytime they want to". Trump said certain conditions had to be met for talks with the Iranians. "The biggest thing you can talk about are the sanctions, and the sanctions are massive. Good." Chuck Todd, host of NBC's " Meet the Press ", asked him, "No pre-conditions?" "Not as far as I'm concerned".

by | September 18, 2019 | 03:52

Xiaoning Sui, 48, has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Federal prosecutors say Sui sought to get her son into UCLA as a bogus soccer recruit. Court documents show Sui's indictment was filed in March but remained under seal until Tuesday. In February, Sui wired $300,000 to Singer's sham charity to complete the deal, the indictment states.

by | September 18, 2019 | 02:13

Earlier on Tuesday, Modi arrived at Kevadiya to take part in the "Namami Narmada" festival being celebrated by the Gujarat government to mark the filling up of the Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada river to its full reservoir level of 138.68 metres.

by | September 18, 2019 | 02:21

Tension in the oil-producing Gulf region has dramatically escalated this year after Trump imposed severe US sanctions on Iran aimed at halting its oil exports altogether. Mr. Trump said the USA military is more prepared for conflict than ever, though he's proceeding with care. But a day after warning that the United States was " locked and loaded " to respond to the incident, Trump dialed down his rhetoric, saying on Monday there was "no rush" to do so and that Washington was coordinating ...

by | September 18, 2019 | 00:31

Col. Loren Bymer, U.S. Army Special Operations Command spokesman. The Pentagon said the incident is under investigation. Griffin was from Greenbrier, Tennessee, and was a Special Forces communications sergeant based at Joint Base Lewis-McCord in Washington state.

by | September 18, 2019 | 01:38

Two North Korean fishing ships and 11 motor boats were spotted within the Russian exclusive economic zone in the Japanese Sea on Tuesday, according to the Federal Security Service (FSB), which oversees border security. Russian coast guards frequently detain North Korean fishermen in the Far East, many of whom use rudimentary wooden boats. This altercation in the Sea of Japan could be evidence of tighter Russian sanction enforcement against North Korea.

by | September 17, 2019 | 02:01

Others suggested Mr Johnson was a "chicken", a parody of a Conservative attack on Jeremy Corbyn after the Labour leader blocked a snap election. Instead, he left without making any progress and only exposed the growing gulf between his flowery language and the skepticism of the EU.

by | September 17, 2019 | 02:13

According to planning board records, it looks like the LEAP building was a home that had been renovated to be the organization's central office and training space. And, she wrote, "I am praying for the firefighters and their families as well as the civilians who were hurt in today's explosion". Fire crews from several communities are on the scene of an explosion this morning that's left one firefighter dead and several others with injuries.