by | December 21, 2018 | 23:59

Marine Corps general, who is commonly referred to as the "last adult in the room", has been seen as the voice of reason in an otherwise chaotic administration. USA lawmakers across the political spectrum voiced concern over a rebirth of the Islamic State group in Syria and sounded an alarm as Mattis unmoors from the unpredictable administration.

by | December 22, 2018 | 00:01

The White House says Trump won't travel to Florida on Friday as planned for Christmas if the government is shutting down. Democrats have already made clear they will not support $5 billion for the wall, and any spending measure would need bipartisan support to pass in the Senate.

by | December 20, 2018 | 14:23

They might actually hinder Canadians' release . "We are, of course, taking any and every situation seriously, as we always do". The Post said "arrangements were being made for her to return to Canada ". "Normally, of course, extradition with the Canadians is sort of routine, ho-hum, the person is brought back to the United States, then you go through the criminal process in the U.S.

by | December 20, 2018 | 14:16

Abe's government argues the efforts are necessary given growing defence challenges in the region, including tensions with North Korea. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said Japan's concerns about Beijing's military are "not conducive to the development and improvement of Sino-Japanese relations".

by | December 20, 2018 | 13:26

Tom Watson, Mr Corbyn's deputy, and shadow foreign secretary Diane Abbott came to the defence of the opposition leader, and said the row was overshadowing the rest of politics at a time of huge importance less than 100 days before Brexit .

by | December 20, 2018 | 11:01

The implication was that continued US resistance to sanctions relief - a core North Korean demand - might result in the erosion of the country's self-imposed ban on weapons tests, including ballistic missile tests that Trump has touted as evidence of progress.

by | December 20, 2018 | 05:11

Police personnel and firemen are still trying to determine the cause of the explosion. Police said 42 people had been injured, but there were no fatalities. "The explosion broke the window glass of the shop where I worked". The building that housed the restaurant was heavily damaged, as were other nearby businesses, including a real estate company, Jiji said.

by | December 19, 2018 | 13:24

Sen. James Lankford, chairman of a general government/financial services spending subcommittee, said outstanding issues in that spending bill were finished or "extremely close" to being done. "They ran an election on the wall and they lost", one senior Democratic aide said. Congress has just a few days left to send a budget bill to the White House that would prevent a partial government shutdown .

by | December 19, 2018 | 05:38

The reports were crafted chiefly on the basis of data provided by social media companies to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which is conducting an investigation into Russia's interference in 2016. "It is time to get serious in addressing this challenge", Warner said. The two studies are the most comprehensive picture yet of the Russian interference campaigns on American social media.

by | December 18, 2018 | 13:00

Mulvaney, a conservative former SC congressman, will be the third chief of staff in under two years to take on the task of running a White House besieged by a drumbeat of investigations and the expectation of more as Democrats take over the House of Representatives next month.

by | December 18, 2018 | 12:43

Without a resolution, parts of the federal government will shut down at midnight Friday. President Donald Trump might make his decision on a partial government shutdown by Monday night. Congress already approved funding this year for about 75 percent of the government's discretionary account for the budget year that began October 1.

by | December 18, 2018 | 11:56

White House officials have told lawmakers they do not want a temporary resolution to the impasse, such as a one or two week measure to keep the government funded. "They do not have the votes to pass the president's proposal for the wall". She blasted several Republican senators, including John Thune of South Dakota and Orrin Hatch of Utah, for continuing to support the president in the wake of what she considered impeachable offenses relating to the Cohen case.

by | December 18, 2018 | 11:16

Comey first testified December 7. "They are now exposed!" This is likely the last time Republican lawmakers will have the power to issue subpoenas for the next two years, since Democrats will take control of the chamber in January. Democrats see the grilling as a purely political move by Republicans, after they lost the majority in the midterms. He has called special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation a "hoax".

by | December 18, 2018 | 10:56

The Finance Ministry said the tariff suspension would apply to imports worth up to a total of $ 126 billion , but that would be almost 10 times the $13 billion of vehicles the United States exported to China previous year. Freeman Shen, chief executive at China's electric vehicle maker WM Motor, said reports that Tesla's vehicle sales in China plunged by 70 percent is " misleading information " because of the opaque and not always accurate sales numbers coming out of China.

by | December 15, 2018 | 16:32

The ruling prolongs an impasse that started on 26 October , when Sirisena suddenly announced he had dismissed the country's prime minister , Ranil Wickremesinghe . Is that in any way a game changer? Dissolving parliament was as a last-ditch attempt by Sirisena to keep the man he nominated for prime minister ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa , in power.

by | December 15, 2018 | 16:22

Early Dec. 8, Guatemalan officials were told the girl had died at a hospital in El Paso, Texas . The pair were taken into custody at about 9:15 p.m. There was no medical staff on the scene, officials said, describing the border crossing as extremely remote. Jakelin arrived at the Providence Children's Hospital in El Paso.

by | December 15, 2018 | 08:53

The former Trump fixer pleaded guilty to the charges on August 21. American Media Inc. admitted that it paid $150,000 in such monies to protect Trump from fallout prior to the 2016 election, prosecutors said. Cohen and AMI executives arranged the payments, which amounted to AMI's purchase of McDougal's story rights to prevent other outlets from publishing those details.

by | December 14, 2018 | 10:55

Trump told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday that he was having no trouble recruiting people for one of the most powerful jobs in Washington . "Congressman Mark Meadows is a great friend to President Trump and is doing an incredible job in Congress", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement .

by | December 14, 2018 | 10:49

Across the USA, some schools were closed early and others were evacuated because of the threats. In an update, the school said the threat appeared to be part of a "national hoax". The emails had different subject lines and various text variations, but all carried the same threat. They were sent from a spoofed email address .

by | December 14, 2018 | 10:46

The Marriott hacking is not expected to be part of the coming indictments. Private investigators looking into the breach have found hacking tools, techniques and procedures previously used in attacks attributed to Chinese hackers, said three sources who were not authorised to discuss the company's private probe into the attack.