Pence is scheduled to address the Israeli Knesset on the first major US visit to Israel since President Trump declared on December 6 that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Thad Cochran of MS have missed votes recently because of health issues and Pence's decision to preside over the Senate would ensure he'd be available to cast a tie-breaking vote if necessary.
He also accused those investigating potential collusion between Russian Federation and the 2016 Trump presidential campaign of damaging the United States political situation, "incapacitating the president and showing a lack of respect to voters who cast their ballots for him".
The aggrieved lulz of the boring. Others, outside the agency, are already responding with their own choice words. In March, HHS made a decision to stop counting LGBT people in two surveys, the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants and the Annual Program Performance Report for Centers for Independent Living.
Jerusalem (al-Quds) remains at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem (East al-Quds) - now occupied by Israel - might eventually serve as the capital of a Palestinian state. Kalyn noted that most Muslim countries, including Turkey, recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. Trump's latest move will cause untold suffering and violence and is created to completely destroy any chance at mutual peace and justice for Israelis and ...
President Moon also stressed the need for the joint advancement of South Korean and Chinese industries into third countries and again noted that Seoul and Beijing have agreed to launch negotiations to expand their free trade agreement that will include service and financial sectors.
It will boost economic activity and establish a direct link between the important towns of the state- Shillong and Tura". The project was first declared and cleared by the Union Government of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee , way back in 1998, but got delayed.
The winter session of Rajya Sabha began on a stormy note on Friday with the opposition demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "conspiracy with Pakistan " remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh , creating uproar and repeatedly disrupting proceedings.
Mr Biden is familiar with family tragedy, having lost his wife and daughter in a 1972 auto crash, while his son Beau died of brain cancer in 2015. His son became friends with McCain, Biden said, noting that when he was sick, Beau "talked about your dad's courage, not about illness, but about his courage".
My favorite giphy on the web last night was a tweet of a defiant Cookie Lyon from Empire exiting a room in a mighty stroll. Black voters deserve better than having to choose between being actively disenfranchised and being ignored. Senate candidate Doug Jones gather outside of his polling place in Mountain Brook, Ala. That may mean pulling their allegiance from the Democratic Party and becoming Independents.
Meanwhile, at the same forum, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Trump's move reflected the U.S. president's " Zionist mentality " and that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital was a "red line" for Muslims. The diplomatic fallout continued, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calling Trump's decision a "bomb" thrown at the entire Middle East.
Around 97% of weapons and 87% of ammunition used by ISIS is assumed to have originated primarily from China, Russia, and eastern European states, as evidenced by their 7.62mm caliber. A USA official said the detainees numbered about 15. The findings were based on a three-year investigation in Iraq and Syria into the group's arms and their origins.
The Trump administration is considering revoking an Obama-era rule that extends work authorisation to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, a move that could affect thousands of Indian workers and their families. USCIS also said in April it was stepping up efforts to ferret out fraud in the H-1B program, while the Justice Department warned employers petitioning for H-1B visas not to discriminate against US workers.
Woody Island, China's military and administrative headquarters in the South China Sea, saw two first-time aircraft deployments "that hint at things to come at the three Spratly Island air bases farther south", the report added. In October this year, China's President Xi Jinping publicly hailed the progress of construction of islands and reefs in the South China Sea when outlining the country's biggest achievements of the past five years.
Several countries had still not said who they would send to Istanbul, a Turkish minister said. Mahmoud Abbas , the president of the state of Palestine, told the summit that Trump's Jerusalem move is against worldwide law. He described his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the seat of Israel's government as merely based on reality. "We can not envision any situation under which the Western Wall would not be part of Israel".
Idan, who lives in the USA, later confirmed the story in a tweet. The family of Miss Iraq had to flee the country after receiving death threats over the photo. The threats against Idan and her family are just one example of how tense the situation can be between Jews and Arabs in the Middle East, where many Muslims conflate any connection with Israel as support for Israeli activities.
Referring to proposals by China and Russian Federation for the United States and South Korea to stop joint military activities in return for North Korea ceasing nuclear and missile activities, he said: "We do not accept a "freeze-for-freeze" as a precondition to talks".
Russell Westbrook is the best player on the Thunder team from a fantasy basketball perspective, with 50.33 fantasy points per game. Westbrook shot 10 of 33 yet managed to notch his 10th triple-double of the season and the 89th of his career.
He said that with crude oil still flowing into North Korean refineries, the USA also questions China's commitment to "solving an issue that has serious implications for the security of its own citizens". He called for a united answer of "absolutely no" to North Korean attempts to be recognized as a nuclear-weapons state. "Isn't your primary objective as President of the United States to protect the American homeland from a nuclear weapon attack by a guy like Kim Jong-un?" Despite this, it ...
Indonesia's constitutional Court on Thursday ruled against petitioners seeking to make gay sex and sex outside marriage illegal in an unexpected victory for the country's besieged LGBT minority. 'Our country has legalized fornication, male rape, and homosexual acts, ' he said past year. "We've allowed our constitution to become too liberal - is that what we want?" The court's decision is final.
The report , which drew on the work of more than 100 researchers around the world, found that the richest 1% of the global population "captured" 27% of the world's wealth growth between 1980 and 2016. One of the reasons for national governments' diminished ability to effectively tackle income inequality is the transfer of public wealth into private hands, says the report.
FIFA handed Brazilian football confederation (CBF) president Marco Polo Del Nero a 90-day provisional ban from all football activities on Friday. Del Nero has repeatedly denied wrongdoing. The ban, which begins with immediate effect, can be extended by a further 45 days while the ethics committee's investigatory chamber carries out a formal investigation into the 76-year-old.
Manafort must continue wearing an electronic monitoring device but will be allowed to travel in Palm Beach and Broward counties and to Washington, D.C. He'll also have to stay away from airports, train stations, and other "transportation facilities" except for approved travel, per Jackson's order. Manafort will not be allowed to leave the United States and is barred from applying for a new passport; he surrendered his passports when he was charged .
The question, however, is whether the success here will do anything to reverse the president's low poll numbers and dispel the growing consensus that Republicans are in for a rough ride in next year's mid-term congressional elections. The Senate bill, however, delays the implementation of the lower rate until 2019. Marco Rubio's support for a sweeping tax package. In addition, a greater amount of that credit - $1,400 - will be available as a refundable credit to families that otherwise ...
Pharrell appeared on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 to talk about the song, explaining that it was inspired by the 2016 police shooting of Keith Scott , whose wife filmed the encounter . Even when the trio seems to be fooling around, like in the good-time closer "Lifting You", they still have a higher objective in mind. Today's release "Don't Don't Do It" has a insane Kendrick Lamar verse, and it might be the best single yet.
FireEye researchers say that a threat actor had targeted a company with TRITON malware that was disguised to look like legitimate Triconex SIS controller management software for Windows workstations. Triton wouldn't work on another critical infrastructure facility without being rewritten. For years, security experts have been warning that hackers can disable systems that control critical infrastructure we all rely on, such as dams and power plants.