Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer painted a different picture in remarks on the Senate floor, citing a memo Barr wrote to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein past year. Mr Rosenstein had reportedly considered resigning last fall after a report emerged that he suggested secretly recording Mr Trump. "Barr must commit to supporting special counsel Mueller's investigation and allowing him to follow the facts", said Sen.
Police were informed about Falkevik Hagen's disappearance on October 31, but did not publicly speak about the incident until Wednesday. According to the daily newspaper Verdens Gang , the ransom demand was for €9m (£8m) in the cryptocurrency Monero .
But at the White House, Trump said the federal workers are "terrific patriots" who will eventually get paid. Some 800,000 federal workers are about to miss their first paycheck, and money for programs including food stamps and federal housing assistance is at risk of drying up after funding for a quarter of the government ran out December 22.
The trip - Kim's fourth to China since March - suggests negotiations over North Korea's nuclear arsenal are gaining momentum after months without high-level diplomatic exchanges. Kim's visit overlapped with a U.S. delegation led by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, which held talks in Beijing since Monday amid a 90-day truce in the U.S.
Turkey continues talks with Russian Federation and Iran , two other significant players in the Syrian theater of war, on how to act when the last United States soldiers leave. Since withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Iran last May, the Trump administration has steadily ratcheted up pressure on Tehran and routinely accuses the nation of being the most destabilising influence in the region.
The filing contains new information about Manafort's connections to Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian-Ukrainian business associate who was indicted past year on charges he tampered with potential witnesses. The filing says that a May 26, 2018, text message exchange with Manafort involved an unidentified "third-party" who was asking permission to name-drop Manafort if the person met with Trump.
An AFP spokesperson said that as the matter is subject to further inquiries, they would not be providing further information. Emergency service personel exit the building where the Korean consulate is located in Melbourne . All of the incidents that matched the addresses of consulates in Melbourne were declared under control. The Vic Emergency website lists more than 10 "hazardous material" events occurring across Melbourne , which began unfolding from about 1pm.
A fifth officer fled and is being searched for, he said . Four of five Gabon military officers who attempted a coup in the early hours of Monday morning have been arrested at the radio station they briefly took control of, government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told Reuters .
The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill amid a walkout by several Opposition parties, including the Congress and Trinamool Congress. The decision followed an AGP delegation's meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi , who asserted that the government will ensure its passage in Lok Sabha Tuesday, Bora said.
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is now being evaluated by the United Nations refugee agency ( UNHCR ) to assess her need for worldwide protection, a process that usually takes months. Bangkok Post reported that her father and an elder brother are due to arrive in Bangkok . A spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Babar Baloch, said at its Geneva headquarters that it could take several days for the agency to look into Qunun's claims.
The North Korean leader is accompanied by his wife Ri Sol Ju, as well as senior officials including negotiator Kim Yong Chol and Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho. The talks between the US delegation led by Deputy US Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish and including officials from the Treasury, Commerce, Agriculture and Energy departments and the Chinese side were still ongoing late Tuesday, a source told AFP on condition of anonymity.
According to the Beijing Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School website, it has 2,537 students and 199 teaching personnel. A video circulating online showed the school's headmaster telling angry parents that the attack occurred on the first floor, which held Year Two classes.
He argued Ukrainians "desired ecclesiastical independence" for centuries and never accepted that they were part of the Russian church. The Russian Orthodox Church cut ties with the Constantinople Patriarchate in protest at the move, which dealt a huge blow to Moscow's spiritual authority in the Orthodox world.
Sunday, officials said. Jazmine's mother, LaPorsha Washington , was also shot and injured. Merritt told The Washington Post on Sunday that he believes Woodruffe is also black . Police have not said anything about a second arrest. At some point, as the red traffic signal turned they started going. But he said investigators concluded that the red truck had merely passed by Jazmine's family vehicle just before the shooting.
Saudi laws require females to get permission from male relatives before they travel or undertake a host of everyday tasks, restrictions which make it doubly hard for those wishing to escape family or life in the Islamic kingdom. "She will be deported to the State of Kuwait where her family" lives, it added. The teenager has tweeted a video which shows her barricading her hotel door with a table and a mattress.
She has been spending big on social media advertising and, in a classic sign of an impending presidential run, is about to release a memoir . In order to disparage her as a politician, Trump adopted the racially charged nickname " Pocahontas " for Sen.
Scalise has not publicly expressed any objections to those tweets against Ocasio-Cortez. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) had the flawless response for Rep. "That doesn't mean all $10 million are taxed at an extremely high rate, but it means that as you climb up this ladder you should be contributing more", Ocasio-Cortez told anchor Anderson Cooper .
Bolsonaro, the first far-right president elected in Brazil since the end of the country's military dictatorship in 1985, promised during his campaign to reduce state-run enterprises in favour of the private sector. "We have a long cooperation, especially with the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration)". The other topics, however, were not fully explained by Bolsonaro aides, leaving the impression of a gap between the president's ambitions and the ministers he has tasked with turning ...
The government has also cut Internet access until the poll results are announced, saying this is a necessary measure to prevent the spread of fake news. Trump wrote, adding that the first of the American forces had arrived on January 2. Global pressure is growing on Congo to restore internet service - blocked in an apparent attempt to calm election speculation - and release accurate election results, with the United States warning that those who undermine the democratic process could face ...
The measure approved by the justice ministry appears aimed at curbing seemingly rampant cases of men secretly ending marriages without informing their wives. In these cases, often referred to as secret divorces, women often end up missing out on alimony payments. Nevertheless, women will continue to be under male guardianship laws.
TSA employees are expected to work without pay during the shutdown because they are considered essential . The normal call-in rate is 3.5 per cent, and yesterday it increased to 5.5 per cent, according to TSA. Jonathan Dean, a BWI spokesman, said the airport is "monitoring the situation and working closely with our TSA counterpart". About 800,000 workers now receive no pay, and roughly 420,000 are required to report for work without pay with the same repercussions for absenteeism as if they ...
The advisory also warns about China's use of "exit bans" that would prohibit USA citizens from leaving the country, sometimes keeping them in China for years. US prosecutors have accused her of misleading banks about transactions linked to Iran, putting the banks at risk of violating sanctions. December 8: Canada's ambassador to China, John McCallum, is summoned to a meeting with China's assistant foreign minister so the country can register complaints about Meng's arrest.
Now China and the United States face a key March deadline for talks to end the damaging trade war , or Washington could proceed with a sharp hike in USA tariffs on Chinese goods originally set for January 1 and Beijing could retaliate.
CBS News A 45-year-old driver was killed after her vehicle was hit by an SUV driven by a 14-year-old boy who had been pelting cars with eggs, authorities said. That driver has been located and the Harris County Sheriff's Office says they are cooperating with the investigation. It's unclear if he has been charged as a minor or an adult.
A day earlier, at a White House meeting with congressional leaders, Trump called Mattis "our great military genius". The immediate reason for Mattis' resignation was Trump's announcement that he is ordering United States troops out of Syria.
David Whelan told CNN that his brother, who had served in Iraq, has been to Russian Federation many times in the past for both work and personal trips, and had been serving as a tour guide for some of the wedding guests. I always used to say yes, and with enthusiasm. Speaking to Canada's CBC News, Mr Whelan's brother David said "there's no chance" the Russian accusations against his brother were accurate.
The first trial session of suspects in the Khashoggi murder case was held on Thursday in the Saudi capital Riyadh . "We strongly support artistic freedom worldwide and removed this episode only in Saudi Arabia after we had received a valid legal request - and to comply with local law", a Netflix spokeswoman said in a statement.
On Wednesday , two women, identified by police as Bindu, 41, and Kanaka Durga, 40, both residents of Kerala , successfully entered the shrine early in the morning dressed in black. I was part of the CPI (ML)'s Central Committee and later resigned owing to differences. I am an Ayyappa bhakata (devotee). "That doesn't mean that I am with BJP".
Russia's Federal Security Service, or FSB, arrested him December 28, and then waited several days before declaring it had snared Whelan in the middle of a spy mission. Russian media reported Thursday that Whelan had been formally indicted for spying and the Interfax news agency said he denied the allegation. Paul Whelan was in Moscow to help plan the wedding of another former Marine because he had been to Russian Federation several times before, the brother said.
In Russia , the death toll in a gas explosion that hit a residential building in Magnitogorsk city has risen to 37. Nighttime temperatures in the city 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow have fallen to about minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit).