In 2013, for instance, the Iranians claimed to have successfully fired a monkey into suborbital space and brought it back alive. The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday hit Iran with new sanctions for its Thursday launch of a satellite-carrying rocket.
Trump also thanked Priebus for his service and said he was proud of him. In a subsequent tweet , Trump thanked Priebus for his service to his administration. Mr. Priebus said it was "one of the greatest honors of my life to serve this president and our country". White House Senior Adviser Kellyanne Conway defended Scaramucci on Fox News Thursday night.
Mr. Wickremesinghe said the government would sign off Saturday on the $1.12 billion deal with China Merchants Port Holdings to jointly manage the facility. The Executive Vice President of CMPort, Dr.Hu Jianhua, said that the signing of the agreement is "very significant" as it marks the 60th.year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Sri Lanka.
EU commissioners chose to launch the "infringement procedure" for violating European Union law at a meeting on Wednesday, the first step in a legal process that may end at the bloc's top court, pending publication of Poland's new law. Mass demonstrations have taken place in Poland over the three bills. The rule of law is one of the common values upon which the European Union is founded.
Screening at all major Australian airports has been ramped up overnight and air travellers have been warned to expect delays following the discover of a terrorist plot to bring down an aeroplane with a bomb. One woman, who said her husband and son were arrested in Surry Hills, denied they had any links to terrorism. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin said they had no reason to believe airport security had been "compromised" but a heightened state of security has been ...
The North Korea sanctions are meant to thwart Pyongyang's ambition for nuclear weapons by cutting off access to the cash the reclusive nation needs to follow through with its plans. The sanctions also apply to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps security force. Russia's ambitions to be on equal footing with the USA suffered a setback in 2014 when the Obama administration authorized sanctions against sectors of the Russian economy, including financial services, energy, mining and ...
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said she was "very relieved that, for the time being, healthcare repeal has been set aside". Trump fumed at the loss, tweeting that the three Republicans "let the American people down", linking them to the Democrats who were uniformly against the plan.
John Kelly: To many in the president's inner circle, Homeland Security Secretary Kelly is considered the MVP of the Trump Cabinet. Scaramucci, a millionaire NY financier, has arrived at the White House vowing to serve Trump's interest and right a badly faltering administration.
Kelly as White House Chief of Staff", Trump said on Twitter . The fact that Priebus is the one who is out certainly lends credence to the idea that the NY contingent, which believes in letting Trump be Trump, is ascendant in the White House.
Kelly is "a Great American and a Great Leader". Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, a frequent Trump critic, said that, as Homeland Security chief, Kelly has "been very effective in engaging members of Congress and communicating a coherent message for the President".
During a trip to Finland, Mr. Putin said USA sanctions passed by the House of Representatives and expected to be approved by the Senate this week would force the Kremlin to respond. The US legislation is aimed at punishing the Kremlin for allegedly meddling in the 2016 US presidential election , and Russia's annexation of Crimea.
On Friday, the White House said President Donald Trump would sign the legislation. The legislation, which was sent to the White House on Friday, would sanction Russian Federation while sharply limiting Trump's ability to ease penalties against Moscow independently.
The Senate backed the bill , which also imposes sanctions on Iran and North Korea, by a margin of 98-2 with strong support from Mr Trump's fellow Republicans as well as Democrats. President Trump said Friday night he would sign the sanctions legislation because Congress was responsive to his input on the bill. Trump's team has argued it needs flexibility to pursue a more collaborative diplomacy with Russian Federation which, by United States intelligence consensus, interfered in last ...
The U.S. Senate passed legislation Thursday tightening sanctions on Russia, a move Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would retaliate against earlier in the day. Speaking just before the Senate passed the bill , Republican Senator John McCain, a leading congressional voice calling for a firm line against Russian Federation said: "The United States of America needs to send a strong message to Vladimir Putin and any other aggressor that we will not tolerate attacks on our democracy".
Chicago House Democrats Kelly Cassidy and Ann Williams turned to a new school Thursday, Senn High School, on Chicago's North Side, cleaning rather than as they put waste their time in Springfield . Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) has said he will hold off sending Rauner the bill until then. Cullerton says he's been trying to meet with Rauner to discuss the issue.
They blamed Electoral College for not betraying voters and vote for Clinton instead of Trump. The ministry said that this was in response to the passing of a new bill on sanctions by the Senate late Thursday. Moscow ordered the U.S.to reduce its diplomatic presence in Russian Federation to 455 diplomats and staff and also barred it from using a Moscow summer house and storage facility.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif got the boot yesterday after the country's Supreme Court sacked him on the strength of a damning corruption probe into his family wealth . It is the second time in Pakistan's 70-year history that the Supreme Court has disqualified a sitting prime minister. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi appointed as new Pakistan interim Prime Minister.
The tweets prompted a backlash on social media, with some calling for him to be removed from his post and for Cambridgeshire Police to investigate. The speaker said: "If you are black , you are already a suspect". Some of the items were set alight. Restaurants and bars pulled down their shutters, locking customers inside, as the protesters were pushed down Kingsland High Street and beyond Dalston Kingsland Station.
U.S. warships fired several warning shots at Iranian patrol boats in the Persian Gulf in what Tehran calls another "provocative and unprofessional move". "U.S. naval forces attempted to establish communications, with no response from the Iranian vessels", the statement said. The officials said the Iranian boat is believed to have been operated by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Scaramucci took aim at both Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon , but the criticisms of Priebus struck a stronger chord because they came after Scaramucci posted a cryptic tweet Wednesday that he later deleted, which many took as him calling for Priebus to be investigated as a leaker.