Haniyeh succeeds Hamas' longtime exiled leader Khaled Mashaal, and the move comes shortly after Gaza's rulers unveiled a new, seemingly more pragmatic political program aimed at ending the group's global isolation. He resigned as prime minister after Hamas and Fatah agreed to form a unity government in 2014 - a government that has never taken hold. Their iron grip over impoverished Gaza had made them unpopular.
In this Saturday, May 6, 2017 photo provided by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge smoke rises from a wildfire east of Fargo, Ga. A total of 129,856 acres has been burned since the fire was first reported after a lighting strike April 6.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's talks with Trump were already destined to be a closely watched affair, given the dire state of U.S. Lavrov actually laughed when he was asked about the Comey dismissal at a press conference. Still, the overlap between the investigation and Trump's diplomatic efforts made for uncomfortable optics. The meeting is scheduled to take place in the Oval Office and will be closed to press, according to the White House.
Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, also of OH, said: "Director Comey's tenure as Federal Bureau of Investigation director has been marred by questionable judgement". Stephen Colbert , Jimmy Kimmel , and Trevor Noah had to swiftly respond to the breaking news. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján also mentioned the Saturday Night Massacre and compared the actions of Nixon's Attorney General to that of Trump's.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper also testified , however, and told the Senate Judiciary subcommittee that he was not aware of any actual evidence that proved collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.
The swing through the Middle East, added to a trip that includes a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels on 25 May and the Group of Seven summit in Sicily on 26 May, suggests Mr Trump is seeking to reinforce alliances with top U.S.
McCain disputes the rationale behind the firing and doesn't believe the Trump Administration's claim that Comey was sacked because of mistakes made in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. "He repeatedly asked aides why the Russian Federation investigation wouldn't disappear and demanded they speak out for him". Trump has ridiculed the probes, calling them a "hoax", and he has denied that his campaign was involved in Russia's election meddling.
Probably, the common American women should know the only thing about Ivanka's understanding the term "working woman" - the daughter of a billionaire family who married into another billionaire family is able to rewrite any rules. 'I'm so proud of my big sister on the launch of her new book , ' Tiffany Trump wrote in the caption. Ivanka, 35, a former model, entrepreneur and hotel developer who's now officially one of her father's closest advisers, has faced harsh criticism that she is ...
President Moon Jae-in has said he could be prepared to visit North Korea to solve what he called the "security crisis" on the Korean peninsula. Because Ms. If the conditions shape up, I will go to Pyongyang , " Moon said. Left-leaning Moon Jae-In, a former human rights lawyer, backs engagement with North Korea in the quest for peace - in contrast to the threatening rhetoric from the Trump administration in recent weeks.
More than 130 communities in Quebec have been hit by the flooding, with some 700 people forced to abandon their homes. Minden Hills, about two hours northeast of Toronto, is the latest city to declare a state of emergency. "What's encouraging is that the water levels will stop climbing", Coiteux told a news conference in Montreal. Little said he made a decision to stay on his house's upper floors, his basement filled with water, for fear of looting.
US President Donald Trump might meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Washington, DC on Wednesday, Sputnik reported. The uproar seemed certain to complicate Lavrov's mission in search of United States support for a Russian plan to create safe zones in war-wracked Syria.
The bill the house passed includes several provisions experts say actually makes healthcare prohibitively expensive and more hard to obtain for millions of Americans. "They have universal health care!" By contrast, House Republicans' Obamacare repeal bill, whose passage Trump celebrated earlier Thursday at the White House, would cut back Medicaid funding in part by repealing a tax on wealthy Americans' investments.
Trump said last week that NAFTA had been extremely bad for United States companies and workers and he was intending to make big changes in it or take the USA out of it once and for all. Mr Trump, who will hold a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday night to mark passing the 100-days, is also still facing a challenge in averting a government shutdown at the end of the week, with Congress due to pass a number of budget measures by midnight on Friday.
A top Syrian Kurdish official says the US decision to arm Kurdish fighters with heavier weapons will help legitimize the force, which is denounced as a terrorist organization by Turkey. Ankara says the Kurdish militia known as the YPG , which forms the backbone of the force, is an extension of the Kurdistan Worker's Party, or PKK, which has been waging a decades-old insurgency in Turkey and is considered a terrorist group by Turkey , the US and other Western countries.
He will return to the show tonight. Owens brags about injuring Chris Jericho last week, and he says that after he retains the United States Championship against AJ Styles at Backlash , he is coming after the WWE Championship to become the Face of WWE.
Wendy's responded and set the bar extremely high at 18 million, a challenge Wilkerson gladly accepted. On her talk show, DeGeneres chatted about her record possibly being broken by "Nugget Boy" a week after Wilkerson's plea , when his tweet reached 2.6 million retweets.
It said that the May ninth presidential election, which was held seven months earlier than originally scheduled, stemmed from candlelight rallies against a corrupt government. The graft scandal plunged the country into political turmoil and bitter division, but Moon promised healing, telling the crowd: "I will be president for all South Koreans".
USA press was not allowed into either meeting nor has the White House released any photos. Flynn is now one of the key figures in the investigation. Journalists typically cover portions of meetings between the president and heads of state or government. With ongoing fighting paralyzing eastern Ukraine, the two foreign ministers discussed the need to fully implement the Minsk ceasefire agreement.
Networking, connecting, pitching - it's all routine in the business world. But the most problematic aspect of this business pitch is the potential conflict of interest that it poses for Kushner, who now serves as a senior advisor to President Trump.
Tillerson delivered the message - aimed at China, which has reclaimed thousands of acres of land in the South China Sea in recent years - during a lunch Thursday with ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Washington .
Aaron Saucedo, initially arrested April 19 for a fatal shooting in 2015, was re-booked Monday into a Maricopa County jail and now is facing 26 charges related to the serial street shootings that occurred from March to July 2016. Less than a month after the killing, Saucedo was ticketed for failing to stop at a red light while driving a city bus in the Maryvale neighborhood - the section of Phoenix where most of the victims were killed.
Those who voted against were the U.S., U.K., Germany, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Togo, Paraguay, Greece, Lithuania and Italy. The Swedish ministry added, "However, since the European Union unfortunately has not been able to stay united, and since Sweden believes the current text is acceptable, Sweden has voted in favor".
He listed all the problems with her opponent without naming him, but then joked that " other than that he's doing a tremendous job! ". Ahead of the president's remarks, Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action said in a statement that "NRA leaders are hoping their investment in the election will help them pass risky legislation that would enrich gun manufacturers while endangering Americans".
It is pertinent here to mention that at least 10 civilians were martyred while 42 were injured including women and children in an unprovoked firing and shelling from Afghan side of the border in Chaman in the wee hours of Friday. Earlier, a meeting held on Friday evening had also ended without any decision. Ghafoor said Afghan forces have been creating hurdles for census workers since April 30 in the villages of Killi Luqman and Killi Jahangir, which are divided between Pakistan and ...
The NDP has tried to make Christy Clark's leadership as premier the central issue of the campaign, with party leader John Horgan accusing her of being out of touch with average people over issues like the cost of housing and inadequate education funding.
Trump's approval ratings now hover at around 40%, which is believed to be lower than any other president at the 100-day mark. The New York Times said the spot did not mention Trump's failed attempt to push through a health care overhaul, after having vowed that the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act would be his earliest priority.
So it is not the SNP losing ground to the Tories , it's Labour. They go into it with 54 - and most of them with large majorities. The Conservatives sent out a press release laying into the video, which mentioned the Tories five times without name-checking the SNP once, for setting the tone for what they predict will be a "relentlessly negative campaign" from Nicola Sturgeon's party.
The draft resolution now states that "any action taken by Israel , the occupying power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction, and administration on the city of Jerusalem, are illegal and therefore null and void and have no validity whatsoever".
Earlier Wednesday, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rosenstein, to appear before the Senate to answer questions about the circumstances surrounding Trump's action. "We know Director Comey was leading an investigation in (to) whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians, a serious offense". Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has already said he does not support a special prosecutor.
The installation of the US-developed THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system in South Korea has drawn regional condemnation not only from North Korea, but from China and Russian Federation as well, who object to the system's range and powerful radar.
China reportedly test launched a newly developed missile in the Bohai sea in recent weeks. Senior MOD spokesperson Yang Yujun went on to say that the PLA would continue with its "real battle-oriented exercises" and "tests of new weapons".
New Democrats were terrified that the anti-Liberal backlash would backfire, the Greens siphoning away just enough votes to deliver the traditionally safe NDP seat to the Liberals. Weaver held onto his riding in Oak Bay-Gordon Head. But that handful of seats, mostly in Metro Vancouver , has changed the landscape of the whole province.
In a statement late on Saturday night, the Nigerian government thanked Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross for helping to release the girls after "lengthy negotiations". From there they will be flown to Abuja . It was the second group release of Chibok schoolgirls. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the latest release and urged the worldwide community to support Nigeria's government to work toward getting all Boko Haram victims home.
The Social Democrats surged in national polls after Schulz, a former European Parliament president, was nominated as Merkel's challenger in January, but the party's ratings have since sagged. Depending on the final result, Merkel's CDU is in a good position to form the government which would replace the previous coalition government run by SPD.
Maj. Gen. Hiwa Rash says five militants disguised in military uniforms carried out the attack at dawn Sunday on the K1 base outside the northern city of Kirkuk. The elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) retook an industrial area on Tuesday, Lieutenant General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah, who commands the campaign, said in a statement.
Speaking in Lithuania, where he was touring a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation training site on Wednesday, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters that the U.S. He did not give a timeline but said it would be incremental and provided as needed. "We'll work out any of the concerns". The growing US involvement in Syria's civil war stands in sharp contrast to the caution adopted by former President Barack Obama and has alarmed officials in Damascus and its backers in Tehran.
A Turkish air raid in late April killed 20 Syrian Kurdish fighters and media officials, prompting the U.S.to deploy armored vehicles along the border in a show of support for the group. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he was confident the United States would be able to resolve the tensions."We'll work out any of the concerns". "I'm not concerned at all about the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance and the relations between our nations.
The Punjab unit of BJP here on Tuesday claimed that 11 MLA's of Aam Adami Party ( AAP ) from Punjab are keen to switch over, whereas Bhagwant Mann, the newly-appointed state AAP convener, said that accompanied by "all party legislators", he would pay obeisance at the Darbar Sahib later this week.
It was also a second success for jockey John Velazquez, who always had Always Dreaming in a good position near the pace throughout the mile and a quarter feature from his low draw. "It's becoming a little more respectable now", said Pletcher, whose 48 starters tied D. Wayne Lukas for the most in Derby history. He took the lead after halfway, with market rival Irish War Cry in close attendance.
While Haniyeh is expected to continue Meshaal's program of emphasizing improved relations with Arab countries around the region and reaching out to Western countries, his ascent to the organization's top position is seen as rebalancing influence within Hamas toward its Gaza leadership and its Qassem Brigades military wing, and away from its foreign political bureau.