Morrison won the ballot 45-40 over rival Peter Dutton , Australia's Minister for Home Affairs, after Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop was eliminated from the three-way contest. Turnbull, who vowed to quit Parliament after his near three-year reign came to an end, survived one attempt to oust him on Tuesday, but ministers then began defecting, throwing the government into crisis.
His party will already have to contest a by-election for Mr Turnbull's harbour-side electorate in Sydney , traditionally a safe Liberal seat. The Liberal-National Coalition's primary vote dropped four points to 33 percent, the Newspoll showed, while the two-party-preferred split between Labor and the Coalition blew out from 51-49 in favor of Labor two weeks ago to 56-44.
Michael Cohen , Trump's lawyer/fixer/poop catcher pleaded guilty to committing campaign finance violations and said he did so at the direction of the president. He said in court that Trump directed him to arrange the payments. " You have this Cohen guy, he doesn't know anything about Russian collusion, he doesn't know anything about obstruction, he's a massive liar ", Giuliani said, reiterating his clients' earlier statements when Trump accused Cohen of " making up stories " to get ...
Updated 8:08 a.m. | Amid their public war of words , President Donald Trump has a message for Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Investigate my political enemies. That has made it almost impossible for Sessions to obey Trump's demands to "stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now", as Trump tweeted on Aug 1. In a tweet on Saturday morning, Trump replied that Sessions "doesn't understand what is happening underneath his command position".
The office spokesperson continued: "There was no reason to suspect the death was of a criminal nature". Following the deaths, the firm said it was removing all its customers as a "precautionary measure", with 301 holidaymakers offered the option of moving to different hotels or being flown home.
She was arrested and convicted on espionage charges, which she denies. In May it was announced that she faced a new charge of "spreading propaganda against the regime". "It's extremely positive and we want to thank the Iranian authorities for what they're doing whilst not forgetting that she should not be in prison in the first place", he said.
President Donald Trump on Saturday renewed his yearslong attack on Hillary Clinton, threatening in a series of tweets to "get involved" if federal law enforcement did not stop investigating him while "real corruption goes untouched". " Jeff Sessions never took control of the Justice Department and it's a sort of an incredible thing". The DOJ has produced some documents, withheld others on grounds that they could jeopardize an ongoing investigation, and heavily redacted others.
According to reports, the newly constituted Imran Khan's cabinet during its second meeting banned the discretionary use of state funds of the Prime Minister, federal ministers, members of the National assembly. Pakistan has disputed Washington's account of a phone call between new Prime Minister Imran Khan and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , denying that there was any discussion on militants operating in Pakistan.
The world's two biggest economic powers have now slapped tit-for-tat tariffs on a combined $100 billion of products since early July, with more in the pipeline, adding to risks to global economic growth. However, Trump on Monday told Reuters in an interview that he did not "anticipate much" from this week's talks. And China also says it plans to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization.
United States federal authorities recently unearthed an enormous drug-smuggling tunnel that stretched from a house in Mexico to an abandoned KFC restaurant in Arizona, according to Fox News . Brown said his agency has been seeing an increase in tunnels, which are expensive to build and take long periods of time. Police then searched the vacant restaurant two days later and discovered the entrance to a tunnel inside, court documents said.
What is known is this: Heitmann smashed his McLaren sports auto into another vehicle Thursday afternoon, killing a woman and her 12-year-old daughter. Dominic Pizarro, 22, the woman's son, identified her as Aileen Pizarro , 43, and his sister as Aryana, the newspaper said . "They stood in the middle trying to stop him, doing hand motions but he didn't stop at all".
Hunter is still favourite to hold on to his strongly Republican Congressional district in San Diego, which his father previously held for many years. Later in the interview, the Democrat pivoted and described Hunter as corrupt in particular, saying, "he has fully become a swamp creature that we're anxious about in Washington".
Mnangagwa applauded the nine-member Constitutional Court led by Chief Justice Luke Malaba, which unanimously ruled in his favor. MDC-Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa, through his lawyers led by Advocate Thabani Mpofu, petitioned the ConCourt seeking an order to overturn the results of the elections and that he be declared the victor.
Speaking ahead of the event, Martina Anderson said: "I have received an invitation to attend a reception with Pope Francis at Dublin Castle and will be travelling to Dublin on Saturday for the event". "This is not just about abuse cases, but it's years and generations of torture, neglect and murder by this church". The Argentine pontiff will be in Ireland to close the 2018 World Meeting of Families (WMOF) - a global Catholic gathering that takes place every three years.
Mr Trump tweeted on Wednesday he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to study South Africa's " land and farm seizures" and the "killing of farmers". Since 1994, the government has offered compensation to willing sellers of farmland in order to promote fair distribution, but the slow pace of land reforms led to a proposal of direct action past year.
Ellis read the jurors' question aloud in court and said he would tell them to try to reach unanimous consensus on all the counts of bank and tax fraud. "Legally he's entitled to pardon Manafort", said Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard professor that Trump likes to watch on TV. Lead defense attorney Kevin Downing said Manafort was "disappointed" in the verdict, though he also wanted to thank the judge "for giving him a fair trial", and the jurors for their deliberations.
At 1 p.m.it put the Tri-Cities on its numerical scale at 149, which is rated at "unhealthy for sensitive groups". Special air quality statements have been issued across northern Alberta once again with anticipation that these statements will continue to expand as a shift in the wind direction ushers the smoke from the B.C.
The northern province of Idlib is home to the last major rebel bastion in Syria. Iran's economy has been mismanaged for years, Bolton said, adding that the 2015 nuclear deal "mitigated the effects of this management of the economy, and gave the regime new life".
Hurricane Lane is forecast to be the most powerful storm to hit Hawaii since Hurricane Iniki in 1992. The department is also coordinating with the 375,000-strong Filipino community through the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu. Tropical storm force winds (39-73 mph) stretch out to 140 miles, so even if the hurricane doesn't make landfall, it could have widespread impact. Forecasters say the storm threatens to bring unsafe winds, landslides to Hawaii with ocean water and heavy ...
That is why India refused foreign aid during the 2013 Uttarakhand floods, too, when Russian Federation had offered assistance in disaster management. The Union government's decision to reject foreign financial assistance to Kerala, where monsoon fury has left a trail of destruction, has sparked off an outrage on social media with the hashtag #LetKeralaLive trending on Twitter.
China immediately retaliated, imposing duties on United States exports worth $16 billion and threatening legal action as tensions continue to rise. Trump's hard line has rattled Beijing and spurred rare criticism within the highest levels of China's ruling Communist Party over its handling of the trade dispute, sources have said.
Although the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed the incident, authorities are not calling it an act of terrorism. The man was later shot and killed by police, a local government official said . BFM TV said the attacker shouted "Allahu Akbar", but police could not confirm this, and they said investigators were looking into whether this was a family quarrel.
In a purported new audio recording, Baghdadi offered greetings to Muslims for Eid al-Adha, a feast which is celebrated this week, suggesting the message was recorded recently. Originally from Iraq, Baghdadi has been dubbed the "most wanted man on the planet" and the United States is offering a $25 million reward for his capture.
A number of Trump's allies in the White House have also called on the special counsel to wrap up the investigation. This email will be delivered to your inbox once a day in the morning. Cohen once declared he was so loyal he would "take a bullet for the president" . "It is clear that, as the prosecutor noted, Mr. Cohen's actions reflect a pattern of lies and dishonesty over a significant period of time".
In a separate announcement on Tuesday, Treasury also sanctioned two Russian individuals and two entities it said were making attempts to get around existing US sanctions. Mr Putin also reiterated today that his meeting with US President Donald Trump in July was "useful". "I believe it was useful". US and British officials have also accused Russian Federation of seeking to interfere with their elections.
But concerns are growing about bilateral relations after Malaysia's Prime Minister suspended high-speed railway and gas pipeline projects involving Chinese firms last month. Though Geely has promised to make Proton cars in China , the visit may have been one of mixed feelings for Mahathir. Malaysia's decision will be watched closely in Pakistan both because it is a Muslim country, and because doubts have arisen about Islamabad's ability to service the huge debt that would result from the ...
The proposed seizure of land is a concern to many in South Africa , especially given the fact that the country's economy is in recession, and the issue will most likely become an even one bigger closer to next year's election. His tweet apparently followed a segment on conservative Fox News about Pretoria's plan to change the constitution to speed up expropriation of land without compensation to redress racial imbalances in land ownership.
Mueller is investigating whether the president sought to obstruct justice as well as whether his campaign colluded with Russia's covert effort to sway the 2016 presidential election in Trump's favor. McGahn should have been covered by executive privilege. So would an impeachment based on the firing of Comey, given that, at the time of his firing, the former Director had found no evidence of collusion with Russian Federation and given that the firing did not halt the Russian Federation ...
In Beijing , Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced on Tuesday that his government has established ties with El Salvador . The move leaves self-ruled Taiwan with just 17 diplomatic allies around the world. It is also a fundamental basis for China to establish and to develop ties with any other country, Wang said. China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, has ramped up military and diplomatic pressure in an attempt to assert Chinese sovereignty over the island, even as the US ...
In July, citing their high costs, Mahathir suspended two China-backed projects worth over $22 billion - the East Coast Rail Link as well as gas pipelines - that were approved by Najib, who had pulled Kuala Lumpur close to Beijing . Mahathir also said that his new government will improve the efficiency of administrative approvals and introduce preferential policies for Chinese enterprises that want to expand their presence in Malaysia.
The 51-year-old Cohen entered the plea in federal court in NY on Tuesday. Cohen, who worked as Trump's personal attorney at the Trump Organization, continued to advise the president after the election, but their relationship has frayed in recent months.
Malcolm Turnbull has been delivered a political death blow, with the resignation of three senior cabinet ministers - Mathias Cormann, Michaelia Cash and Mitch Fifield. The prime minister said he took Mr Dutton at his word that he had legal advice he was in the clear, however the government is expected to double-check with solicitor-general advice.
Rivera told police he followed Tibbetts with his vehicle and pursued her when she started running away, said Rick Rahn, special agent in charge at the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. According to CBS News' David Begnaud, Rivera first spotted Tibbetts while she was jogging. The college student went missing a month ago during a jog and police have arrested a suspect in her murder.
We have found no record in our systems indicating he has any lawful immigration status", said USCIS spokesman Michael J. Bars. In the documents, defense attorney Allan M. Yet, according to the Lang family, the E-Verify site, web-based system that allows employers to check the legal status of employees and confirm they're legally eligible to work in the USA, cleared Rivera.
The service said hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area, in Hawaii County, on Thursday, while tropical storm conditions would affect the "watch" area starting Thursday. If you're looking to track the storm's path and latest prediction models online, there are plenty of good resources. Hurricane force winds, which extend up to 40 miles outward from the storm center, can be life-threatening, possibly causing structural damage to even sturdy buildings, and possibly ...
Makkah/Mina: Dressed in white robes and chanting " Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik ", over 02 million pilgrims from more than 150 countries have started moving from Makkah to Mina as the Hajj 1439H (corresponding to 2018 AD) entered its final phase with Youme Arafah scheduled for Monday.
Reuters noted growing enthusiasm in Seoul for North and South Korea to request a formal conclusion of the Korean War at the U.N. General Assembly next month. South Korean participants at past reunions have complained that the heavy monitoring presence of North Korean officials and intense media coverage made genuine conversations hard or impossible.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday expressed condolences over the death of the former United Nations chief Kofi Annan. "Never again", he said. Ali Larijani, Iran's speaker of parliament, said on Sunday the 1953 coup was an indication that the United States can not be trusted. We want the United States to implement that nuclear deal.
When their investigators showed up at his door in 1993, he said: "I would never have received my visa if I told the truth". Investigators first confronted Palij about his wartime activities 25 years ago after finding his name on an old Nazi roster and a fellow former guard revealing that he was " living somewhere in America".
Datti Baba Ahmed has called on Nigerians to pray for peaceful co-existence and stability of the country. The festival also remembers the story of Ibrahim's sacrifice when Allah asked him to sacrifice his son Isma'il in order to be obedient to God.