Desalegn said in a televised address to the country, "I see my resignation as vital in the bid to carry out reforms that would lead to sustainable peace and democracy". "I think the pressure from the popular movements and also the reformist members of the ruling coalition forced the resignation to come early", Befekadu said.
According to Bloomberg, Pravin Gordhan, who later filled the treasury role, had resisted a nuclear deal between South Africa and Russian Federation, which was being pushed by Zuma after the Gupta family's investment company borrowed about 250 million rand from a state bank to buy a South African uranium mine.
A week after a bombshell report hit the internet that Robert Porter, the White House staff secretary, had allegedly physically abused his two ex-wives, the media are still investigating how Porter made it so high in President Trump's circles for so long.
Lewis says the family - who he declined to identify - has been cooperating with law enforcement, who have been searching their home. The Broward County sheriff and schools superintendent Robert Runcie urged officials to do more to improve school security.
That includes a new head of our Criminal Division, our Civil Rights Division, and our National Security Division. "But because right now one senator's concerns over unrelated issues like reversing federal law against marijuana, we can not even get a vote".
Trump, by contrast, expressed sympathy for Porter and has not mentioned his alleged victims in public remarks and via Twitter, while Kelly told the Wall Street Journal: "It was all done right". Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan, meanwhile, said the White House should improve its vetting process. But on Wednesday, Mr Trump took a harder and more definitive stance on the issue.
At least 17 people were killed Wednesday afternoon when, authorities say, a 19-year-old former student opened fire at the Parkland school near Fort Lauderdale. Cruz was being held on 17 counts of premeditated murder , according to the Broward County Sheriff's website . Trump then told the country, "To every parent, teacher, and child who is hurting so badly: we are here for you", and said, "your suffering is our burden also".
He called for limits on the information made accessible to those with temporary clearances - a practice that is now not followed in the West Wing, an official said . Those questions apply directly to Chief of Staff John Kelly , who initially defended Porter - calling him "a man of true integrity and honour" - and then explained that he fired him just four hours after receiving the details of the alleged history of abuse.
Last quarter it sent the Treasury Department $648 million. "While the fourth quarter was affected by a one-time accounting charge, we expect to benefit from a lower tax rate going forward". The companies don't make loans to homebuyers, but rather, buy mortgages from lenders, package them as bonds, guarantee them against default and sell them to investors.
Tillerson gave few hints of that tension in his opening remarks. This increase in Jordan's bilateral foreign assistance level signals our continuing commitment to the U.S. has forfeited its traditional role as a mediator in the peace process. That's $275 million more per year than the current level. King Abdullah is also custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem.
Egypt's military prosecution ordered on Tuesday the detention for 15 days of former head of the Egyptian Central Auditing Organization Hisham Geneina pending investigations into his claims that former military chief-of-staff Sami Anan possesses documents containing state secrets, state news agency MENA reported.
Playing an old video of Mr Modi, Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi, sought answers from the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister said Union Ministers, and officials from the Union Government are visiting the North-East regularly. "They became very busy". Modi asked the people to "uproot" the Left parties from Tripura and throw them to "some corner of the earth". "Journey of the mission will begin on March 3 when result of the election will be announced and I am committed to come again ...
An AR-15 semi-automatic rifle was found at the site. "We have multiple SWAT Teams clearing all the buildings", said Sheriff Israel in a press conference. Staff and students told local media that a fire alarm went off around the time the shooting started, sparking chaos as some 3000 students at the school first headed into hallways before teachers herded them back into classrooms, to seek shelter in closets.
Schiff - who is a lawyer and former prosecutor - said "the breadth" of Bannon's executive privilege claim "is breathtaking and insupportable, and indeed at times it was laughable". After the interview, Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley said Bannon answered Republicans' questions "no better than" his own. Members pledged afterwards to have Bannon return to Capitol Hill to finish answering their questions, and after rescheduling several times, finally did on Thursday morning.
Time is running out for senators to reach an agreement on immigration, with less than three weeks until DACA officially expires. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz) called "tidying up the language". Trump and his allies have demanded steep cuts to legal visa categories in exchange for protecting Dreamers, but Democrats and some moderate Republicans have refused to cave.
However, Parrikar also said Sardesai was not wrong in highlighting the issue but that he interpreted it in an incorrect way. "I had said it was my worry, not even fear". Sardesai, who was speaking at the Goa BizFest in Bambolim, contradicted Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's target of one crore tourists and asked the government to attract foreign and upper-class Indian tourists.
The US is the only global force known to be carrying out airstrikes in Afghanistan. The deadliest attack was a May truck bomb that detonated at a crowded intersection in the Afghan capital, Kabul , killing more than 150 people. "The Taliban statement alone does not show willingness to engage in peace talks". The letter also drew attention of the U.S. casualties in the Afghan war.
Trump ordered flags to fly at half-staff and was to deliver a televised address later today , to a nation stunned by the mounting toll of school shootings which USA authorities have so far appeared powerless to stop. Around 4 p.m. they were released. "I'm f***ing scared right now". His wife said she once caught Nikolas peeking in her window. Feingold said there had been a fire drill in the morning.
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday that he believes the growing, trillion-dollar national debt represents a "dire threat to our economic and national security". He suggested the Trump administration start by requesting interim reports between government agencies on election interference. It further warned that Pakistan's "eroding position relative to India", persisting economic weakness and domestic security issues will ...
Ben Bennight , 36, posted a YouTube video Wednesday saying that the Federal Bureau of Investigation contacted him again following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left at least 17 people dead. The FBI "conducted database reviews and was unable to further identify the person who made the comment", Rob Lasky, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Miami division, said during a press conference Thursday.
CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd on Wednesday choked back tears as he confronted the grim details of the nation's latest school shooting , a massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida , that authorities say took the life of more than 17 people.
Crack teams of the Jammu and Kashmir Police have fanned out across south Kashmir to trace the contacts of the three Jaish-e-Mohammed militants, who carried out a suicide attack on the Sunjuwan Army camp in Jammu , officials said. In the post she wrote, "I know I will be labeled anti-national by news anchors tonight but that doesn't matter". There were reports of 4 terrorists.
Two terrorists have reportedly been killed as the Army has successfully foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Mendhar area of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir , on Thursday. "A similar number of terrorists (180-200) are ready to cross the LoC to the north of Pir Panjal ranges". "A brief firing exchange took place between the troops and the terrorists".
The fiscal 2019 deficit is projected to near $1 trillion, including deficit-financed tax cuts and two-year spending caps that Congress passed just last week. The budget seeks to reduce the deficit by $3 trillion over the next 10 years in part by cutting funding for several executive agencies and reducing investment in entitlement programs.
Northern Ireland has been without an Executive since January 2017. Sinn Fein's leader in Northern Ireland , Michelle O'Neill, claimed her party had "stretched" themselves and had "reached an accommodation with the leadership of the DUP" before they collapsed the talks.