Aucoin, speaking at a news conference at the base, wouldn't say how many bodies were recovered, pending notification of next of kin. Commander of U.S. has primary jurisdiction in probing accidents involving military personnel. "A significant portion of the crew was sleeping " when the destroyer collided with the Philippine-flagged container ship, destroying the commander's cabin, he said .
The statement was prompted following an online report that appeared on fox-news24.com, claiming that Saudi Arabia had cut off ties with Malta over its friendship with Qatar, Xinhua reported . Military sources in the region told Reuters no new Turkish military unit had been sent to Qatar and a unit already present there was taking part in the drills.
Macron's confident start at home, where he has concentrated on trying to restore the lost prestige of the president, and his bold action on the worldwide stage has inspired a raft of positive headlines. 113 candidates under the banner of The Republicans won their race while the outgoing governing the Socialist Party won 29 seats, forcing its chief Jean-Christophe Cambadelis to step down.
Russian Defense Ministry said its own warplanes had been in the same space as the Syrian-U.S. strike, according to The Washington Post . Both the United States and Russian Federation contend their forces are in Syria to fight ISIS .
The rising tensions prompted Australia to announce it was suspending its participation in air missions over Syria as part of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group. troops operating in southern Syria near the border with Iraq and Jordan. The growing tensions come as the coalition supports the Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighting to take Raqa from IS.
The explosion near the police chief's office in Quetta , the capital of Baluchistan province, was powerful enough that it was heard across the city, shattering windows of nearby buildings, said police spokesman Shahzada Farhat. Jamaat ur Ahrar, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban , claimed responsibility for the attack in a message sent to Reuters by spokesman Asad Mansur.
Otto Warmbier's death after returning from North Korean imprisonment is stoking outrage in Washington and threatening to overshadow high-level U.S. Trump called Warmbier's death a "total disgrace ". His coma and subsequent death have set off outrage in the United States . A separate KCNA article published hours earlier criticised South Korea for using Warmbier's case to seek the release of other detainees, including six South Korean citizens.
A President Donald Trump state visit is not in the speech, even though the visit by the Spanish monarchy was on the cards. Theresa May's chances of keeping her minority Government afloat have been boosted by the news the party is set to sign on the dotted line before next week's crucial Queen's Speech vote.
Democrats still managed narrower margins than usual in all four districts, and they hope that bodes well for next year's midterms. In fact, in all four special elections - including a surprisingly close race in SC also on Tuesday - Democrats outperformed Hillary Clinton in 2016, and they really only tried hard in one of them ( Georgia ).
Talking about the party decision, JD (U) spokesperson KC Tyagi said, "We chose to extend support to NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind as his tenure as Governor had been peaceful". Chandrasekhar Rao. Nitish Kumar had reservations about challenging Kovind - a Dalit - and said on Tuesday that he had made his "feelings" known to RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Congress president Sonia Gandhi .
She is also a lawyer and a former diplomat. And as far as JD (U) is concerned, it has always taken independent decisions, even when we were a part of NDA . "The BSP's stand can not be negative towards a Dalit nominee for the post of President". There could not have been a better candidate than Meira Kumar for the post of President.
Tusk insisted the remaining 27 members had a renewed sense of optimism about the bloc's future after years of crisis and mounting anti-EU sentiment culminating in the Brexit vote. "We agreed that our closest collaborators will start a dialogue on Ireland ". Macron said the European Union should not be used as a "supermarket" by countries who want to get a maximum out of it without showing sufficient solidarity on pressing issues like migration.
And for some, they point to questions about how their leaders, and Pelosi in particular, have fallen short in crafting an economic message that can counter Trump and yield election victories. She retains a devoted core of fiercely loyal supporters. In 15 years, she's raised nearly $570 million for Democratic campaigns. The results of the Georgia race has prompted several House Democrats to wonder aloud if Pelosi has become a liability for the party.
Qatar has been given 10 days to comply with the four Arab states' list of demands . "It conveyed a threat rather than reconciliation if one looked at the 10- day ultimatum given to Qatar to comply with all of the demands". "The demands are so aggressive that it makes it close to impossible to now see a resolution of that conflict", said Olivier Jakob, a strategist at Switzerland-based oil consultancy Petromatrix.
During his stopover, he will meet Netanyahu for their first formal discussions on peace, before traveling to Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, for talks with Abbas after Iftar, the evening meal that breaks the Ramadan fast. "Two million Palestinians in Gaza can no longer be held hostage by divisions", he said. Palestinians regard settlements, around 200 of which have been built over the past 50 years on occupied land that they seek for a state, as obstacles to a viable and ...
Atletico Madrid may also still be in the running for Lyon's star man, but their transfer ban until January looks to be giving Arsenal the edge at the moment in what could go down as one of the signings of the summer. Lyon would be reluctant to sell Lacazette, who has spent his entire career at the club, but the monstrous bid from the north London outfit will certainly be tempting, and is believed to be enough for them to consider the deal.
CNN equated the briefing to a Supreme Court argument - an on-the-record event at which cameras are banned. It's really paints a wonderful picture, doesn't it? Hennessy has been a Washington-based courtroom sketch artist for decades. Instead of broadcasting the briefing live, CNN carried only audio of White House spokesman Sean Spicer's session with journalists. On Thursday and Friday, CNN aired the briefing audio in its entirety shortly after it ended.
Ben Ray Lujan, D-New Mexico, argued that many Republicans won their districts by slimmer margins than in the Georgia-sixth last fall. "This race proved that Democrats have a real shot at taking back the House in 2018". "And we better focus", Ryan said . "It's June 21st", one member in the meeting told reporters in disbelief. Rep. Rice disagreed, saying, "There is a consensus, I think, that we can reach in the caucus that allows for a new leadership team to be put in place in a time ...
Now, with Obama and Reid gone, Republicans have occasionally tried latching Democratic senators to Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren, with mixed results. The California Democrat has always been a boogeywoman Republicans have used to motivate their base and to woo independents as the personification of liberal values and a reminder of why even if they may like their individual member or candidate, a vote for that Democrat would be a step toward putting Pelosi back in the speaker's chair.
The blast took place near Jinnah Check post which is heavily guarded area due to a busy cantonment area where government offices, Balochistan Police Chief office and a girls college are located. Hospital officials have confirmed that at least 20 of the wounded the are in critical condition. An eyewitness told The Nation, "I was two minutes away from the scene when I heard a loud explosion".
News on Monday that the strike was intended as a message of intimidation towards Tehran's enemies in the region, primarily Saudi Arabia , as well as a test of the new USA administration under Donald Trump. While the USA insisted it wasn't targeting Syrian positions, it also pointed out that the rules of engagement allow the military to provide for the "collective self-defense" of its allies.
An initial investigation revealed a teenage boy on a bike began arguing with Torres, who then drove his auto onto the curb as the group scattered. Police have consistently said the incident was a case of road rage , but many activists have say they believe Hassanen was targeted because of her Muslim faith.
The officer was not on duty at the time but came to the aid of fellow officers who were exchanging gunfire with three suspects. Police say the on-duty officers initially didn't recognize him and ordered him to the ground. The vehicle stopped near Park and Astra Avenues when police say shots were exchanged. The officer who shot him is 36 and has been with the department for 8 years.
BRAND NEW info about the case, live at 6 p.m. on Channel 2 Action News. District Attorney Stephen Bradley said the inmates had returned to the state that morning from Tennessee, where they were captured. After their escape, they reportedly stole a auto and a pickup truck and fled to Tennessee, where they committed a series of other felony crimes last week.
The Post's story came soon after it reported that the FBI's Russian Federation investigation, spearheaded by special counsel Robert Mueller, had expanded to include a senior White House official as a "person of interest". White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders last week said Trump had "no intention" of firing Mueller, although "the president has the right to".
The Shiv Sena's relations with the BJP have been particularly choppy of late. According to Amit Shah , there will be a BJP government even after the election . The second choice was of M.S. Swaminathan. In editorials in Saamana, the Marathi organ and Dopharka Saamana, its Hindi tabloid version, Thackeray, who is also the managing editor of both the newspapers, the party indirectly criticised the Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis for issuing a threat of mid-term polls and the ...
Both Kovind and Kumar are aged 72. After, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced his support to NDA candidate for the presidential election, Ram Vilas Paswan in his statement to TOI , apprecited his support saying the Bihar CM seems to be uncomfortable sharing the power with Lalu Prasad 's Rashtriya Janata Dal .
The nine-minute speech reflected Ms. Mrs May sought to strike a humble tone as she set out her legislative programme, saying she would listen more closely to Parliament and businesses' concerns about Brexit . He said it was a "threadbare legislative programme from a government that has lost its majority and apparently run out of ideas altogether". Among them was the plan to give Parliament a vote on whether to overturn the ban on fox hunting, which appeared to anger opponents and even ...
According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, almost 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes a year ago as a result of persecution , violence and human rights violations. South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, descended into war again in December 2013, leaving tens of thousands dead and more than three million people displaced.
In a separate hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday morning, a current DHS official that Russian Federation targeted election-related systems in 21 states leading up to the election. "I recall very clearly that I was not pleased that we were not in there helping them patch this vulnerability". The top Democrat on the House Intelligence committee , Rep.
Staff at the water park later cut power. Sources say the 58-year-old owner of the resort and his 30-year-old son are among the dead. One other person was injured in the incident and taken to hospital. Turkish officials are saying that there was no residual current device in the water park which would have prevented this awful tragedy. RCD is a device that instantly breaks an electric circuit to prevent serious harm from an ongoing electric shock.
The pack that suffocated the runaway Super Rugby leaders the Crusaders 12-3 in Christchurch starts the first Test, with Warburton primed to join the fray from the bench. The decision was confirmed during an 80-minute coaches' selection meeting on Wednesday, with Gatland using the coin metaphor to illustrate just how tight the call had been, with Jones ultimately chosen to start and Itoje named as a replacement .
In an interview with Fox News aired yesterday morning, Trump argued that Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, is "good friends" with James Comey , Mueller's successor at the spy agency whom Trump fired on May 9. And that President Barack Obama approved planting cyber weapons inside critical Russian systems ready to activate if Putin didn't "cut it out".
Earlier this week, the State Department issued an unusually scalding rebuke of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates , saying they have taken too long to publicly lay out their complaints. The list was announced after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Qatar's neighbours to make their demands "reasonable and actionable". Turkey's defense minister is rebuffing demands from Arab nations to close his country's military base in Qatar.
Trump later contradicted his own staff and acknowledged on May 11 that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation probe. But with less than a year before presidential elections, some Russians are clearly growing frustrated. Alexei Navalny wants to challenge Vladimir Putin for the presidency. In a cautious lifting of the veil on his closely-guarded personal life, he revealed to Russian media for the first time that he has grandchildren, while saying he wants to keep them out of ...
President Trump took to Twitter Thursday to weigh in on whether Pelosi should resign. And after she predicted incorrectly that Democrats were poised to take back the House previous year, some of Pelosi's colleagues feel that this time around, she needs to deliver.
In becoming the crown prince, Salman also attained the position of deputy prime minister and kept his job as defense minister, according to the Saudi Press Agency. In February, he received a counter-terrorism award from the Central Intelligence Agency. He added that Mohammed bin Nayef supported the decision in a letter sent to the king.
Seven police officers were killed in the first attack, in Quetta, which happened when police stopped the auto to search it at a checkpoint on Friday. Police spokesperson Shahzada Farhat said that the death toll was expected to rise as several injured civilians were in critical He also told AP that the blast was powerful and was heard across the city.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II makes a speech in the House of Lords at the official State Opening of Parliament in London . "There will be an immigration bill that gives us control of the number of people coming here from Europe while allowing us to continue attracting the brightest and the best", Prime Minister May said in her preface to the Queen's Speech .
If another Korean war happens, it will be "a nuclear war, a fratricidal war", he noted and added: "So at any cost we have to prevent another Korean war". Justice Kirby said this "ordinary prison" by North Korean standards was where the bodies of dead inmates had been turned into fertiliser during the hermit kingdom's starvation of the 1990s.