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by | January 26, 2018 | 02:37

The 55-43 vote was largely along party lines. US Senator Chris Coons said: "After careful consideration, I've made a decision to support President Trump's nomination of Alex Azar to serve as our next Secretary of the U.S. "Mr. Azar knows HHS inside and out following his tenure there under President George W. Bush, and I'm confident that he will hit the ground running as secretary", Rep.

by | January 26, 2018 | 02:37

Now Arthur Wagner, a member of the party's executive committee in the state of Brandenburg near Berlin, has revealed that he has become a convert at the age of 48. The AfD, perhaps trying to dismiss the magnitude of Wagner's departure, wrote in a blog post on its official website that his conversion isn't inconsistent with the party's values.

by | January 26, 2018 | 02:37

Republican Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer will be elevated to governor. The Legislature's eight top leaders approved a plan to have Tennessee-based CoreCivic Inc. When Saperstein was asked about Brownback's support for global religious freedom he responded "It's an issue he knows, he knows well and cares deeply about".

by | January 26, 2018 | 02:32

He had been with the Adams County Sheriff's Office since 2013. The deputy who was shot and killed has been identified as Heath Gumm. We are deeply saddened to learn that the deputy has died from injuries sustained in the shooting. They are considered armed and unsafe. KMGH-TV was reporting that an employee of a nearby Walmart store said customers inside the store got out and a few employees remained inside as police worked to search for the suspect.

by | January 26, 2018 | 02:33

Those were two of the most notable findings from a congressionally-mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on the health effects of e-cigarettes, a report that was published on Tuesday. As today's report demonstrates, effective FDA regulation is key to minimizing the risks and realizing any potential benefits of e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes, which have gained popularity in the last decade, are handheld devices that heat up a nicotine-containing ...

by | January 25, 2018 | 02:14

USA disarmament ambassador Robert Wood said: "The United States will not recognize North Korea as a nuclear weapon state". When in Washington, Mr. North Korea's recent Olympic peace offensive has reduced talk that the U.S.is preparing to give Pyongyang a "bloody nose" the next time it is provoked.

by | January 25, 2018 | 02:09

On the first day of his visit Monday, Pence told Israeli lawmakers the United States would open its embassy in Jerusalem in 2019 - becoming the first foreign nation to open an embassy in the city in nearly four decades. Israel and the United States "are striving together to achieve a true peace, lasting peace, peace with all our neighbors, including the Palestinians", Netanyahu said.

by | January 25, 2018 | 02:11

The city is not the first to take drug companies to court over the opioid crisis; it is represented by the law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, which past year filed similar lawsuits on behalf of several counties in New York State, including Suffolk County on Long Island.

by | January 25, 2018 | 02:05

Now, Meehan has told publications that he had a deep "affection" for his former aide, whom he called a "soul mate". The alleged victim's lawyer told the New York Times that she was the subject of pressure and anger from Meehan, who she says was jealous of her relationship with another staffer at the office, that made her continued work there "untenable", prompting her to file a harassment complaint through Congress.

by | January 25, 2018 | 01:58

Polls show Venezuelans that overwhelmingly blame Maduro for widespread food shortages and triple-digit inflation. "We have only one candidate to continue with the revolution", he said, as delegates chanted "Nicolas, Nicolas". The opposition achieved its most important triumph in December 2015, when it took control of National Assembly, a legislative body that Chavismo has disabled with creation of Constituent Assembly.

by | January 23, 2018 | 02:15

The mandatory evacuation is applied at alert level 3 where the swelling of the volcano's mouth is evident and lava rockfall and thick ashes are released. There is magma beneath the volcano, which might be erupted. Salceda said should the Alert Level escalate to Alert 4, Camalig would actually need to evacuate some 4,800 more families, since its entire poblacion is within Mayon's 9-km permanent danger zone.

by | January 23, 2018 | 02:04

Aerials of the school showed students being escorted from the area. The schools are still locked down. Nearby Stafford Elementary School was also on lockdown as staff prepared to release students once police gave the all-clear, . "This is a trying time for our community and our school", Joffre said. Italy is located 44 miles south of Dallas. Around 9 a.m., the Sheriff's office said students were being moved to another campus.

by | January 22, 2018 | 02:23

He won all three tiebreakers in a charged night match atmosphere on Rod Laver Arena before a capacity home crowd willing their player on. "I think Rafa played good points in that moments, playing aggressive". From there the match went stratospheric in quality, each player landing blows like bare-knuckled prize-fighters. With men's great Rod Laver and Hollywood actor Will Smith in the terraces, Kyrgios grabbed his first win in front of fans in the posh seats, raising hopes among the ...

by | January 22, 2018 | 02:19

But the more than 600 Social Democrat (SPD) delegates attending an emergency conference in Bonn approved entering coalition talks with Merkel's conservatives by a majority so narrow that the show of hands had to be counted. Macron "is waiting for a partner", Schulz said in an impassioned speech to delegates ahead of the vote. Merkel herself still has another hurdle to overcome before she can be sworn in again as chancellor: The SPD's about 450,000 grassroots members still have to vote on ...

by | January 22, 2018 | 02:17

An unclassified summary of the new National Defense Strategy also states that "North Korea's outlaw actions and reckless rhetoric continue despite United Nations censure and sanctions". While experts praised the document's targeting of the largest national security threats rather than the longer lists of risks in some previous strategies, some said that without knowing the budget commitments, it was hard to assess if it was a sound strategy.

by | January 22, 2018 | 02:17

Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron held a bilateral summit Thursday meant to strengthen security and intelligence ties between the neighboring nations, and to build goodwill as Britain negotiates its exit from the European Union .

by | January 21, 2018 | 01:48

Trump has faced several questions about his mental fitness to be president. Donald Trump is expected to remain physically fit for the duration of his presidency and has "no cognitive issues whatsoever", according to full results from his first medical examination released Tuesday.

by | January 21, 2018 | 01:47

Her remarks signalled Ms Greening could now join a group of Tory Brexit rebel MPs, who will be watched closely by the Government ahead of the EU Withdrawal Bill's probable return to the House of Commons . The House of Lords will scrutinise the Bill before it can become law and any changes made by the lords will require approval from the lower house. In the final debate in the Commons on Wednesday, pro-European MPs - including Conservatives - took the opportunity to criticise the ...

by | January 21, 2018 | 01:45

Similarly, on procedure it would be necessary to identify a failing to follow that process by the Parole Board that would have had a material impact on the decision'. "The two women bringing the claim are doing so as they are convinced that Worboys remains a danger to women and that everything should be done to stop his imminent release".

by | January 21, 2018 | 01:45

However, he said, efforts were continuing to fulfil the "Make in India" component of the agreement by promoting collaborations between companies from the two countries. Besides PM, there will be six Union Ministers including Arun Jaitley who will address three sessions on January 24. It is natural that the world wants to talk directly to India and the world wants to hear directly from the horses mouth about Indias policies and potential.

by | January 21, 2018 | 01:42

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer left the door open on a possible compromise between Democrats and Republicans ahead of Friday's deadline for Congress to pass a government spending bill, offering that "some progress" was made at a last-ditch White House meeting .

by | January 21, 2018 | 01:38

The expansion continues to keep in line with the historical lean of Battlefield 1 , which most notably portrayed the famous Women's Battalion of Death from the Russian Army in World War 1 by bringing in women soldiers to multiplayer in the In the Name of the Tsar expansion.

by | January 21, 2018 | 01:27

Petersburg entity often described as a "troll farm" connected with the Kremlin. Among its users, 677,775 people located in the United States either liked, followed, or retweeted Russia-linked accounts. Current and former members of the Trump administration, as well as a member of President Donald Trump's family interacted with those accounts, CNN found .

by | January 20, 2018 | 04:17

Hopes for a bespoke deal for financial services were shot down by French President Emmanuel Macron, who told Mrs May on Thursday that the United Kingdom would have to abide by European legal jurisdiction and contribute to the Brussels budget if the City of London is to be covered by a deal after Brexit .

by | January 20, 2018 | 04:04

Russian television stations have shown the 65-year-old Putin approaching a hole cut in the ice on Lake Seliger in northwestern Russia and then dunking himself in and crossing himself. There is a tradition of bathing in a water bowl, symbolizing the immersion of Jesus in the waters of the River Jordan in the rite of baptism over him.

by | January 19, 2018 | 02:03

Scott Walker faces re-election. Republican Sheila Harsdorf had held that seat since 2001 but stepped down past year. Americans for Prosperity-the group backed by the Koch brothers, two conservative billionaires-paid for ads and mailings expressly backing Mr Jarchow.

by | January 19, 2018 | 02:02

Trump's reported description of African states, Haiti and El Salvador as " shithole countries " in a meeting on migration was "racist. disrespectful and humiliating", the office of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said in a statement .

by | January 19, 2018 | 02:04

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would conduct a new, comprehensive search of its records for possible propaganda that Russian operatives may have spread during the run-up to Britain's 2016 referendum on European Union membership. "We would like to carry out this work promptly and estimate it will take a number of weeks to complete", Milner wrote . The social media giant had already searched for signs of interference from the Internet Research Agency, which is linked to the Kremlin and ...

by | January 19, 2018 | 01:53

It was that vacuum that allowed ISIS and other terrorist organizations to wreak havoc on the country. The transition to what appears to be open-ended stability operations in Syria could leave those US -backed forces vulnerable to shifting alliances, power struggles and miscommunications as Assad's allies and enemies vie for greater control of post-war Syria .

by | January 18, 2018 | 14:13

Qatar said this month that it had informed the United Nations that a U.A.E. warplane violated its airspace on December 21. Gulf News , quoting Yaqoub Yousuf Al Hosani, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said the UAE Permanent Mission to the UN in NY had delivered the country's response that refutes Qatari allegations contained in a memorandum to the UN Security Council concerning the alleged violation of its airspace by a UAE military aircraft.

by | January 18, 2018 | 14:10

Reich said his boss isn't afraid to dial up a new play at a crucial juncture to catch the defense off guard. "We're just going to keep believing in one another and just keep fighting". "I know this is what all you guys predicted back in the day, a Foles vs. Keenum NFC championship", Keenum joked with reporters Wednesday. Two years ago, following the conclusion of the 2015 National Football League season, Nick Foles had that feeling.

by | January 18, 2018 | 14:05

With the coming expansion, subscribers to the Individual Plan and Family Plan in Australia and New Zealand will have access to the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android, making a catalogue of almost 45 million songs available ad-free for offline playback on mobile devices, anywhere and anytime without an internet connection.

by | January 18, 2018 | 14:04

Democrats have said they will not give the GOP the 60 Senate votes needed for a spending bill unless a deal is reached to protect almost 700,000 immigrants who were brought to the USA illegally as children. And despite being in the minority, Democrats actually have the legislative leverage to pull it off because any funding bill would require 60 votes to pass the Senate, meaning the GOP needs at least some of their support.

by | January 17, 2018 | 02:23

Qatar's United Nations envoy Alya bint Ahmed Al Thani said Doha would take all necessary measures required to defend its borders, airspace and national security in order to preserve its legitimate sovereign right in accordance with worldwide laws.

by | January 17, 2018 | 02:18

Nielsen said she would hate for anybody not to abide by government warnings. Testifying on Capitol Hill, Kirstjen Nielsen , the homeland security secretary, called the report's findings "truly chilling data". "What I heard him saying is that he would like to move away from a country-based quota system to a merit-based system", she said. Booker launched into a tirade, telling Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: "For you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss the ...

by | January 17, 2018 | 02:12

His insider role during the Trump election campaign and in the White House could provide crucial details to the committee, which is seeking to understand the extent of contact between Trump and his advisors and Russian Federation, which is accused of interfering with the 2016 election.

by | January 17, 2018 | 02:12

The shooter is still unknown, though police said they believe a burned out auto found in the city could be linked to the killing. Kosovo police are determined to quickly find the perpetrators, declaring there are eye witnesses. Avni Arifi, who heads the Kosovo delegation to the talks, called on Serbia to return to the negotiations. "We encourage the sides to avoid unsafe rhetoric and to maintain calm in order for relations between Kosovo and Serbia to be further normalized", Delawie declared.

by | January 17, 2018 | 02:12

The meeting in Burma's capital Naypyitaw was the first for a joint working group set up to hammer out the details of the November repatriation agreement. Last week, the Myanmar Army acknowledged extrajudicial killings of Rohingyas, who were buried in a common grave in September. More than 650,000 Rohingya fled northern Rakhine in the wake of a sweeping counteroffensive Myanmar army's launched in response to ARSA's attack on police and military outposts in the area in late August.

by | January 17, 2018 | 02:06

Interior Minister Nestor Reverol confirmed Tuesday that security forces killed Perez and seven others when they surrounded a hideout. "These terrorists, who were heavily armed with high calibre weapons, opened fire against the officials responsible for their capture, and tried to detonate a vehicle in which explosives had been planted, with the regrettable result that two Bolivarian National Police officers died, and five were seriously injured", reads the statement.

by | January 16, 2018 | 01:16

The irate protesters led by BJP leader and local trader Rajesh "Masala" "welcomed" Rahul Gandhi as their "missing MP" and accused him of "grabbing farmers' land for own trust", "ignoring the development of Amethi " and "not utilising the MPLAD funds".