Her former chief of staff also pled guilty to charges and testified against Brown in court, the AP said. They deliberated for about four hours late Monday afternoon, but still no verdict. "I did not commit these crimes, and I intend to file a motion for a new trial", she said. Jurors convicted Corrine Brown on 18 of 22 charges, effectively saying she raided a charity meant to provide scholarships and computers to poor kids to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars for her own ...
Rodriguez campaigned for criminals to be brought to justice in the crime-stricken northeastern state of Tamaulipas after her own daughter was killed in 2012. Erika Guevara Rosas, Amnesty International director for the Americas, said Mexico had become a "very risky place" for those who devote their time to searching for kidnapped people.
A date has not yet been set for Slager's sentencing hearing, but federal court requires a sentencing report be completed ahead of the actual sentencing, a process legal experts expect could take months. The symbolism of Mr. Slager's guilty plea on civil rights charges also can not be overlooked. The defense maintained that the two men wrestled on the ground, that Scott got control of Slager's stun gun and then pointed the weapon at the officer before the shooting.
Beijing opposes the system, arguing that its radar systems allow the USA and South Korea to spy on nearby Chinese military, and has imposed unofficial sanctions on South Korean companies operating in China. He went on to say he hoped Moon would soon visit the United States for a summit. Moon has said he would "go to Pyongyang if conditions are met" during his inaugural address, and had proposed the reopening of a jointly operated factory park in the right circumstances.
In Bonn, where representatives of the almost 200 countries that are party to the agreement are meeting to go through the technical aspects of implementing the accord, discussions are overshadowed by the uncertainty over Washington's position.
The executive action followed Trump's remarks that voter fraud was found in the presidential election past year and that "3 million" had cast illegal votes for his opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a statement yet to be backed by evidence.
He said: "As for me, the list I have matches with the names of the released girls". They are in Abuja taking part in a rehabilitation programme. The parents visit from time to time. Salkida has been in contact with Boko Haram for years and has repeatedly made claims about the terror group with some turning out to be true. According to the source, who has been mediating between the terrorists and the Federal Government to free the girls, the government negotiation team merely accepted ...
North Korean prosecutors Friday demanded the extradition of those they say plotted to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un , including South Korea's outgoing spy chief and unnamed "masterminds" in the US Central Intelligence Agency. "And they have the capacity to do more as well", he said. The Trump administration has signaled it wouldn't rule out a pre-emptive strike to halt Kim's weapons programs.
Trump said he saw a " very good chance " of a deal, and Abbas said the Palestinians have "hope" with Trump in office. But Trump added that any agreement "cannot be imposed by the United States , or by any other nation". An Israeli-Palestinian peace deal has eluded every president in modern history. In his closing remarks, Trump said he looked to "prove wrong" those who say negotiating a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians is the toughest deal.
Defense Intelligence Agency Director Vincent Stewart said the agency is tracking Kaspersky and its software. Reports from earlier in the week suggested that the U.S. Kaspersky denied having ties to any government. Kaspersky said on Reddit that his company employs about 3,700 people globally; as of 2015, about 300 Kaspersky Lab employees were based in North America, most in Woburn.
Moon himself was quoted as saying he would rather go to Pyongyang to see the North Korean leader before going to Washington to call on the American president. North Korea said US and South Korean agents bribed and coerced a North Korean man into joining the plot which was foiled by its state security ministry.
Some Palestinians said they were disappointed by the omission. Abbas told Wafa, the official PA news outlet, that he invited Trump on Wednesday to visit the West Bank. "I believe that we are capable under your leadership and your stewardship to-your courageous stewardship and your wisdom, as well as your great negotiating ability, I believe, with the grace of God and with all of your effort-we believe that we can be partners, true partners, to you to bring about a historic peace treaty ...
Moon succeeds Park Geun-hye, who was ousted in a corruption scandal. Calling Seoul and Washington (quote) "great allies",. "But it requires careful alliance coordination". It's impossible to say whether that would eventually have led to a less tense and militarised situation in the Korean peninsula, because in the 2008 election the conservatives won and scrapped the Sunshine Policy.
The Kremlin outmaneuvered the White House over the dissemination of photos of a rare Oval Office meeting between President Trump and top Russian diplomats that was closed to the USA press. "Our official photographer and their official photographer were present, that's it", said one aide shortly after the meeting. If Trump wanted to end this scrutiny by firing Comey, he may have had the opposite effect.
It all led to the impression of a commander in chief operating in chaotic isolation while leaving even his closest allies to pick up the pieces. McCabe on Thursday also assured senators he will alert them to any effort to interfere with the investigation into Russia's election meddling and possible ties with Donald Trump's campaign.
There was no chance that was going to happen in 2017. " If this behavior continues, your degrees will be mailed to you ". Given the Education Secretary's past comments about HBCUs - that they were "pioneers" in the realm of " school choice " - combined with her department's creative spelling of black scholar W.E.B.
With that deal later collapsing, the two political camps refuse to relinquish control in their respective territories. An Israeli-Egyptian border blockade has largely sealed Gaza since 2007. He will replace Khaled Meshaal, who has been Hamas leader since 1996. On Sunday, Israel Prisons Service released footage that allegedly shows Barghouti eating in his cell.
The communiqué will outline several areas in which Beijing and Washington hope to encourage USA trade to China, including supplies of liquefied natural gas, a key energy source used to generate power and heat homes, the people said. Di-Odoardo said the agreement confirms the Trump administration's commitment to grow U.S. LNG exports, following earlier announcements to expedite the environmental permitting process for new facilities.
American McGirt led the field after day one with a 67 that included two eagles on par-fives, before Hughes joined him on five-under late in the day. The 12th hole has been redesigned to make it a reachable par 4 with water on the left. "I was just a little exhausted, so I just kind of took the day off", he said after opening with a 70. Surprising? Hunter Mahan was in the hunt in 2013 when his tee shot on the 15th went into a tree and never came down.
United Nations cultural agency calls on "occupying power" to end projects aimed at altering "character and status of the Holy City". "The time has come to end this absurdity and to recognize Jerusalem as the capital city of the State of Israel", Rivlin told the diplomats.
President Moon said "South Korea wants to pursue the goal to denuclearize the Korean peninsula together with China, including resuming the six-party talks as soon as possible and other methods". Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is now engaged a controversial push to revise the nation's USA -drafted pacifist constitution for the first time since World War II to expand of Japan's military defenses.
Prior to the commitment of direct American support to the SDF, the Kurdish-led forces suspended their offensive in the 15 days following surprise Turkish airstrikes on Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq. Erdogan said he would take up the issue during a planned meeting with Trump on Tuesday. "Weapons will be meted out to achieve limited military objectives", the military official said Tuesday.
Moon leads believe sanctions alone have failed to deter North Korea, and are wary of being drawn into a struggle between the United States and China. "I am begging for your cooperation". "President Moon said the Thaad issue can be resolved when there is no further provocation by North Korea", Yoon said.
Moon's attitude during the call appeared to significantly relieve senior bureaucrats in Japan who were concerned he would take a tougher stance and be reluctant to cooperate with Japan and the United States in dealing with North Korea's provocations.
An official statement did not say what kind of missile was tested or when it was sacked, only saying it happened " recently ". He said "Trump is a Democrat at heart" but his methods such as alluring China has increased worries in the minds of all its allies, including South Korea.
But the ghostly broadcasts - which are usually broadcast at midnight - was aired last night for the first time since Moon Jae-in was sworn in as South Korea's new president. China says the system does little to curb the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes, which Pyongyang has been pressing ahead with in defiance of USA pressure and United Nations sanctions.
Legislature. Political scientists say Green Leader Andrew Weaver must carefully stickhandle the power he has while not alienating his own supporters if the results of the election are confirmed in the coming weeks and no party has a majority in the legislature.
Tillerson's signing of the document surprised a source close to the State Department. "We'd heard ... that there would likely be a significant U.S. Eegeesiak shared, "We need to take a moment to step back and observe where we have come from, where we are now, and where we want to go", she said. Several of the foreign ministers said their goal remains to strike a balance between protecting the fragile Arctic environment while preserving and creating more jobs.
There was no immediate comment from the Syrian army. Bashar al-Assad is expected to go along with the wishes of Russian Federation and Iran. The main Syrian opposition umbrella group, the High Negotiations Committee, cautioned against attempts to "partition the country through vague meanings of what have been called".
Juve saw off Monaco in the semi-finals, while Real beat city rivals Atletico Madrid. "We knew we were going to suffer but we are extremely happy to have made it to the final", Real coach Zinedine Zidane said. "After the game, I asked Benzema how he was able to do that". But their hopes of a comeback were ended, when Isco pulled one back before the break, meaning Atletico had to score three more goals to win.
That's a message that Vatican has been trying to connect to the Fatima apparitions for years in an effort to shift attention away from the more sensational claims and interpretations. The Fatima apparitions coincided with that need. A guard of honor has lined up on the runway next to the plane. The apparitions are among the best-known in church history.
He said he would discuss the issue at a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump next month. Private Ihlas news agency reports they were moved to Sanliurfa province from Kilis in the west with the completion of Turkey's cross-border operation in Syria and may be used against Syrian Kurdish militants or YPG "if needed".
The so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group said it carried out the attack using a suicide bomber. The Prime Minister expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the blast on the convoy in Mastung. At least 17 people have been killed in an explosion in Pakistan's Balochistan province which appears to have targeted a top lawmaker. Chairman of the Senate Raza Rabbani said that it was suicide attack that targeted the deputy chairman.
Redur Khalil, the spokesman for the Kurdish militia known as the People's Protection Units, or YPG, on Thursday called on Turkey to let go of its "unjustified" fears of the group, which is battling Islamic State militants with the help of USA -led airstrikes.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that everything that happens in Syria and Iraq is "a matter of national security for Turkey". "I hope that they will turn away from this wrong", he said. U.S. Central Command, which oversees U.S. military operations in the Middle East, said approximately 70 Islamic State fighters had conceded to the SDF's terms, which included dismantling bombs surrounding the dam, surrendering their heavy weapons and withdrawing all remaining fighters from Tabqa.
On the heels of the sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov dismissed a reporter's questions about it while meeting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He calls the various investigations a "hoax" driven by Democrats still bitter that their candidate, Hillary Clinton, was defeated past year. "He was sacked? You're kidding, you're kidding", Mr Lavrov said.
The Senate subpoenaed Flynn on Wednesday evening, requesting documents, which his lawyer had previously refused to supply, with information on Flynn's interactions with Russian officials. But then, Trump has yet to own a mistake he's made. Mr Pence said in January that Mr Flynn denied those calls involved sanctions placed on Russian Federation by the Obama administration in response to its election meddling.
A USA official, which Flynn as a retired military officer would be considered, must, by law, both seek permission and report income derived from any activity with a foreign government . On Tuesday, both Chaffetz and Cummings were careful to say that they don't think the White House is obstructing their investigation - but Cummings on Thursday took a much more forceful tone.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak speaks to reporters at a press conference in Beijing May 12, 2017. It includes 21st century maritime Silk Road to connect China with different ports in the world as well as the CPEC and the Bangladesh, China India Myanmar (BCIM) Economic Corridor.
The joint Arab-Kurdish forces have received significant support from the US-led coalition in the form of air strikes and special forces advisers. Displaced residents had begun to return after Tabqa was captured, he added."And now with the advancement of SDF toward Raqqa, huge short-distance displacement is also taking place and also some displacement toward Tel Samen, north of Raqqa", he said .The SDF called on the people of the area to "organise themselves so they can protect the city and ...