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by | January 08, 2019 | 03:23

With just over a week to a crunch Commons vote on her plans, the PM hosted scores of Tory backbenchers for a Downing Street drinks reception as part of a New Year "charm offensive" to woo support. "We have got a week". May said on Sunday that Britain would be in uncharted territory if her Brexit deal is rejected by parliament . Each driver participating in the exercise was paid £550, meaning the DfT shelled out a total of £48,950.

by | January 08, 2019 | 04:36

Last week, Sen. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., one of many in Washington who opposed the decision said Trump had agreed to slow down plans to remove troops from Syria commanders on the ground informed the president the Islamic State hadn't been "completely destroyed" on a trip to Iraq .

by | January 08, 2019 | 03:33

The ministry stated that the courts across the Kingdom have received a circular to enforce this directive from Sunday so as to provide beneficiaries assistance in preserving their rights. It controls women in each and every step of their lives. But many Saudi women have taken to social media to push from more freedom, including protesting against the country's strict dress codes with women required to wear an abaya - a loose, all-covering robe - when in public.

by | January 08, 2019 | 02:47

If he is going to meet Xi, Kim could be hoping to coordinate his positions with China before the Trump summit. Kim, the North's supreme leader, visited three times last year to pay his respects to the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, after not meeting him for more than six years after his rise to power.

by | January 08, 2019 | 03:24

Kim explained in his email that he will go on to join the private sector, where he said he will focus on "increasing infrastructure investments in developing countries". The abrupt resignation of the World Bank's president may create an opening for the United States - but not necessarily in President Donald Trump's favor.

by | January 08, 2019 | 03:20

The bill empowers "state and local governments in the United States to counter the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions ( BDS ) movement's discriminatory economic warfare against the Jewish state", a press release on Senator Rubio's website says.

by | January 08, 2019 | 02:50

Trump said Sunday he can "relate" to the workers missing paychecks starting this week, but said he expects the 800,000 workers "that are on the receiving end will make adjustments". The aide said Democrats did not come back with a "reasonable" counteroffer to the administration's requests. At the White House, on Monday, spokeswoman Mercedes Schlapp complained that Democratic leaders have yet to define what they mean when they say they are for enhancing border security.

by | January 07, 2019 | 05:41

It follows weeks of speculation after the royal took medical leave, followed by online rumours and pictures purported to show him marrying a former Miss Moscow in Russian Federation. It is the only country in the world to have a rotational monarchy, with the top job passing between nine hereditary state rulers, one every five years.

by | January 07, 2019 | 04:12

The young woman said she would be sent home on a flight Monday, first to Kuwait and then to Saudi Arabia . "I'm in real danger because the Saudi embassy trying to forcing me to go back to Saudi Arabia, while I'm at the airport waiting for my second flight".

by | January 07, 2019 | 03:55

The problem has been exacerbated by the fact that Italy, Malta and other European Union nations have been refusing to let aid boats full of rescued migrants dock at their ports. Meanwhile, Salvini's resoluteness for Italy to not take the migrants in has been unwavering. "Forty nine migrants rescued in the Mediterranean by two NGO ships have been onboard for several days now, waiting to be able to disembark", Francis told thousands of people gathered in Saint Peter's square in Rome.

by | January 07, 2019 | 05:00

Labour's now policy is to push for another general election if Mrs May fails to get her Brexit deal through Parliament at a crucial vote scheduled to take place next week. "MPs of every party will face the same question when the division bell rings", Mrs May said. But a former Thatcher cabinet minister, John Redwood, said a no-deal Brexit "will work just fine" despite the "idiotic" warnings about potential shortages of food and medicines.

by | January 07, 2019 | 05:14

Jamal al-Badawi took part in U.S.S. Cole bombing that killed 17 USA sailors in 2000; Jennifer Griffin reports from the Pentagon. Trump announced al-Badawi's death on Twitter saying: "Our GREAT MILITARY has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole".

by | January 07, 2019 | 04:25

After the impact, both vehicles barreled through the guardrail, across the median and into the southbound lanes, striking the van carrying the kids. The van, meanwhile, had flipped over - ejecting several of its occupants. "It makes it more hard (when there is this much damage) but we have professionals that do this on a daily basis". FDOT is closing two lanes Friday night to fix asphalt near the site of the crash .

by | January 07, 2019 | 05:12

A would-be kidnapping suspect got way, way more than he bargained for when he chose to chase down a woman and follow her into a Charlotte, North Carolina, karate studio, of all places. " Shortly afterward, a big male entered the building ". Ephraim said he asked the man - later identified as 47-year-old August Williams - to leave, but he said that he was not going anywhere.

by | January 07, 2019 | 03:43

Not content to merely imagine a world without Trump as president, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) went after the governmental processes that gave the US Trump as president, proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate the Electoral College. The six bills provided for under H.R. 21 provide funding at levels almost 20 percent higher than the President's FY 2019 Budget. Earlier this week, he rejected his own administration's offer to accept $2.5 billion for the wall.

by | January 07, 2019 | 03:49

The 2019-2020 Congress convened with roughly a quarter of the federal government closed, affecting 800,000 employees, in a shutdown triggered by Trump's demand last month for the money for a U.S. Republicans retain control of the Senate. When Democrats, led by presumptive House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , take over the House on Thursday, they plan to approve a two-part spending package meant to end the shutdown.

by | January 07, 2019 | 02:35

One former senior CIA official, Steven Hall, said the fact that Whelan may hold multiple passports doesn't suggest anything nefarious and said many people have multiple passports for perfectly legitimate reasons. Whelan's lawyer, Vladimir Zherebenkov, has previously said he was charged on December 28, when he was arrested. The ongoing feud between Russia and the United States first came to boiling point when Maria Butina, a Russian gun enthusiast, pleaded guilty in the U.S.

by | January 07, 2019 | 02:54

The photo in the post shows the moment - Blanca Ocasio-Cortez with a look of pride on her face, flanked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the young congresswoman. The connections she made with the staff there, called Brand New Congress, supported her run against the 10-term 14th District incumbent, Crowley.

by | January 07, 2019 | 02:17

Tsai's remarks come days after Chinese leader Xi Jinping insisted that Taiwan was part of China and that both countries should seek "unification", in a speech re-iterating the regime's stance on January 2. China still sees Taiwan as part of its territory to be reunified, despite the two sides being ruled separately since they split in 1949 after a civil war.

by | January 07, 2019 | 02:03

Pompeo's tour of the region will also include stops in Jordan, Egypt (where he will make a speech on USA policy), Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Qatar , Oman and Kuwait. "We have no timeline for our military forces to withdraw from Syria", an unnamed official confirmed in a telephone news briefing, cited by Politico.

by | January 07, 2019 | 03:11

The guidance was issued Friday in a memo from Margaret Weichert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management. Mainstream media decried the possible pay hikes but later admitted that House Republicans initiated a freeze on raises for senior-level officials back in 2013.

by | January 07, 2019 | 03:25

After receiving a 911 call, "rangers were on scene in less than an hour and the visitor was removed from the water", Muñoz wrote in an email. The deaths follow a decision by Trump administration officials to leave the scenic - but sometimes deadly - parks open even as the Interior Department has halted most of its operations.

by | January 07, 2019 | 01:34

Jamal al-Badawi was killed in a precision strike in Yemen's Marib governate on January 1, US Central Command said on Twitter overnight. Navy spokesman Capt. It was reported on Friday that U.S. defence officials were trying to confirm reports an airstrike had killed Badawi in war-torn Yemen. Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali al Badawi was an al Qaeda operative who the USA believes helped orchestrate the October 12, 2000, attack on the destroyer.

by | January 07, 2019 | 01:36

Kelantan ruler Sultan Muhammad V has chose to vacate his post as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong effective today, according to a statement from Istana Negara. Under a unique system maintained since Malaysia's independence from Britain in 1957, nine hereditary state rulers take turns as the country's king for five-year terms.

by | January 07, 2019 | 02:37

The Catholic Church, an influential voice in the heavily Catholic nation, said that data reported by its 40,000 election observers deployed in polling stations show a clear victor. His campaign manager, Pierre Lumbi, on Saturday accused the electoral commission of being "in the process of postponing the publication of the results".

by | January 07, 2019 | 02:59

Mattis stepped down as defense secretary last month over differences with Trump on a host of national security issues, particularly Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria . The drama came after Shanahan sought to lay out his priorities for America's massive defense department and how he intends to deal with an urgent list of geopolitical to-dos, including the United States withdrawal from Syria.

by | January 07, 2019 | 02:34

The alarm was raised at around 3.15pm on Friday when a man was seen falling from the cliff. The incident is said to have occured near the visitor centre, south of the main viewing area. In a statement today, Trinity College Dublin said: "We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of one of our students at the Cliffs of Moher on Friday afternoon".

by | January 06, 2019 | 17:27

Local media reports that none of the data which was leaked could be considered politically explosive. Phone numbers, addresses, as well as private messages of German politicians, journalist and celeberties have been stolen and uploaded online by unnamed hackers.

by | January 06, 2019 | 18:32

Officers fired tear gas to prevent hundreds of demonstrators crossing the river and reaching the National Assembly. France's Yellow Vest protesters were back on the streets again Saturday as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government.

by | January 06, 2019 | 17:52

The two countries have excellent political, economic, defence, cultural and people-to-people relations that continue to grow from strength to strength each year. Prospects of collaboration in the health sector were discussed. The country's premier is on a two-day official visit to Turkey, where he was addressing an event in Ankara.

by | January 06, 2019 | 16:20

Voting was also called off in the western city of Yumbi because of insecurity there. The electoral commission's statements on Friday were in a letter to the church and were confirmed to The Associated Press by the commission's president, Corneille Nangaa.

by | January 06, 2019 | 16:28

Police made the discoveries at about 6 p.m. local time after someone called police asking that they check on the well-being of the people at an apartment complex in Texas City, about 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Houston, officials said in a statement.

by | January 06, 2019 | 17:30

At approximately 11:54 p.m., officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to the Gable House Bowl "regarding shots fired at the location", according to a Torrance Police Department statement obtained by PEOPLE. " Reports of shots fired with multiple victims down ". As the person filming the video walks around the bowling alley, multiple people can be heard shouting.

by | January 06, 2019 | 15:59

The Republicans had passed an initial funding bill including $5bn (£4bn) for the wall, when they still had a majority in the House, but they could not get the necessary 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate. Vice President Pence said he, White House adviser Jared Kushner and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen would meet with congressional staffers over the weekend.

by | January 06, 2019 | 16:31

The cyber breach affects more than 500 politicians from all major parties, with the exception of the far-right AfD. The BSI said in a statement that it had been contacted by a lawmaker in early December about suspicious activity on their private email and social media accounts.