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by | May 11, 2017 | 10:46

The sentence was harsher than that requested by prosecutors, which was a one-year suspended sentence. Lawmakers across Southeast Asia have expressed concern over the sentencing of Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, to two years in prison for blasphemy on Tuesday.

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:48

And we are taking action to safeguard Australian jobs and make sure that Australians have the necessary training and skills to be job-ready with a new Skilling Australians Fund. Taxpayers are likely to be most affected by the half a percentage point increase on the healthcare levy in order to pay for the controversial National Disability Insurance Scheme ( NDIS ).

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:46

Meanwhile, NPR's Ofeibea Quist Arcton reports that "Some of the young women looked bewildered and tired by all the attention". Boko Haram is thought to still be holding more than 100 of the original 276 girls taken from a school in north-eastern Nigeria in 2014.

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:45

The critical phrase, however, was included under the " ASEAN Community Vision 2025" heading of the final document. He also noted that the illegal drugs trade is an worldwide empire whose tentacles are wide and far-reaching. However, most countries in the 10-nation ASEAN bloc are against China's aggressive policies in the region and seek US' help to maintain geopolitical balance.

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:41

SEOUL, South Korea (AP ) - New South Korean President Moon Jae-in said as he took office Wednesday that he is open to visiting rival North Korea under the right conditions to talk about its aggressive pursuit of nuclear-tipped missiles. Moon has said the decision had been made hastily and his government should have the final say on whether to deploy it. South Korea's presidential office did not say whether Moon and Trump discussed the deployment of THAAD.

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:39

Mr. Comey was sacked because he was leading an active investigation that could bring down a president. The revelations raise new questions about what prompted Trump's decision to fire Comey. Mr Trump was briefed on the possibility that Mr Flynn was open to blackmail, because Moscow knew he was lying, but 18 days elapsed before the president sacked him, raising questions about exactly what the president knew and when.

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:39

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., gleeful at the prospect of potentially reclaiming the House gavel in 2018, told Republicans they will "glow in the dark" over the vote. "The notion that you would proceed without any score, [without knowing] the number of people who would lose insurance!" That will be hard since Maine's Sen.

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:39

She has to make an official visit to Luxembourg only days before Pippa's wedding, a time when she probably wants to be helping Pippa and making sure Princess Charlotte is ready for the limelight on the big day. Princess dresses and tiaras may be the order of the day at most little girls' birthday parties - but what happens when you're a real-live princess? The Duchess of Cambridge was photographed with her daughter during their royal tour of Canada in October 2016.

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:32

Beijing, meanwhile, likely hopes to win big concessions from Moon, and Tokyo worries he'll upset a delicate arrangement meant to settle the two countries' hard past. It's highly unlikely that Moon will pursue the same level of rapprochement that past liberal governments took. I am willing to go anywhere for the peace of the Korean Peninsula - if needed, I will fly immediately to Washington.

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:34

U.S. President Donald Trump and new South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed in a phone call Wednesday to closely cooperate in dealing with North Korea's nuclear weapons development program. Moon's favouring more independence in ties with the USA - a stance not contrary to Trump's own foreign policy vision - creates some common ground. Many analysts believe at its current pace of testing, North Korea could reach that potential turning point within a few years - under Trump's watch as ...

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:28

Trump said in remarks at the White House on Thursday. "Saudi Arabia is the custodian of the two holiest sites in Islam", said Trump, who has frequently been accused of fueling Islamophobia. None of the senior officials on the call attended the event. "This is not the Gospel", the pope said after a visit to Mexico. Jubeir noted that the administration has increased its support for Saudi Arabia's war against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen and said it has agreed to resume shipments of ...

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:24

Bill Clinton dismissed William Sessions amid allegations of ethical lapses in 1993. He said he does not plan to dwell on the decision to fire him or the "way it was executed". "I am so adamantly opposed to special prosecutors ", said Ricks. The president met Monday with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:21

McConnell went on to say, "Our Democratic colleagues complaining about the removal of an Federal Bureau of Investigation director whom they themselves repeatedly and sharply criticized". Trump then turned on Blumenthal, saying he should be the one to be investigated over "one of the greatest military frauds in USA history" due to past controversial statements he made about his own military service during the Vietnam War.

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:22

Soon, a controversy broke out over the identity of the attacker with an AAP functionary condemning the attack and claiming that Bhardwaj was a member of BJP's youth wing, Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM), and that the attack was a conspiracy hatched by BJP.

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:20

Moon's election could add volatility to relations with Washington, given his questioning of the deployment of the US military's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, but is not expected to significantly change the alliance, a USA official said .

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:16

On the same day as Flynn's conversation with the USA ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, President Barack Obama sanctioned Russian Federation for meddling in the election. Yates said she expected the White House to act on the information she conveyed. The warning, first reported by NBC News, came up during a discussion of White House personnel.

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:14

Graham, the leader of Monday's hearing, also invited former President Barack Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, to testify with Yates and Clapper, but she rejected the invitation through her lawyer, noting the last-minute timing of the invitation.

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:08

Largely this appears to be a case of the U.S. just being deliberately hard, as none of the safe zones are in areas USA warplanes were operating in the first place. A war monitoring group said there were no initial reports of casualties. Syrian, Russian, Turkish and US-led coalition aircraft operate in overlapping areas across Syrian airspace.

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:07

But the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, of SDF, which has driven IS from much of northern Syria over the past two years with the help of USA -led airstrikes, are among the most effective ground forces battling the extremists. On Wednesday, the SDF said it captured the country's largest dam from the Islamic State group. Mr Erdogan's remarks came a day after the United States announced it would arm the fighters as a necessary step to recapture Isil's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa.

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:10

But on Wednesday, France said its intelligence proved that the Syrian government forces were behind the chemical attack. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which examines chemical attacks but does not place blame, said on April 19 that samples from victims showed that sarin or a similar substance was used.

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:05

Trump on Tuesday abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of the bureau's investigation into Trump's ties with Russian Federation. But his hopes for a possible rapprochement with Moscow, so regularly repeated during the campaign, have been derailed. Trump said he and Kissinger had met to talk "about Russian Federation and various other matters", according to the pool report.

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:02

Sheriff's deputies soon scared the bear off, but Gonzaga won't quickly forget the encounter. After a brief standoff, the dog retreated to his home's patio as the bear slowly approached. "It's very frightning of course". The courageous dog was filmed bounding after the bear and chasing on to a children's playground. Beforehand, the bear had swam in the pool of one residence in the town of Bradbury, and trotted off into the woods to enjoy some fruit.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:59

In a show of force, the United States is sending the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group to waters off the Korean peninsula, where it will join the USS Michigan, a nuclear submarine that docked in South Korea on Tuesday. "This is no longer reality TV", he said. Japan will dispatch its biggest warship since World War II to protect a USA supply ship, as tensions mount in the region over North Korea, media reports said on Sunday (April 30).

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:02

Rosenstein's memo to Attorney General Jeff Sessions recommending Comey's dismissal makes no mention of the investigation, which is also probing Russia's hacking of Democratic groups during last year's election campaign. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump had pondered dumping Comey as soon as he took office on January 20, but chose to stick with him.

by | May 11, 2017 | 10:00

The White House on Tuesday branded fired acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates as a "political opponent" of President Trump, in its first comments on why officials waited so long to heed her warning about Michael Flynn. Murphy and other congressional Democrats have been attempting to connect the hacks directly to officials in the Trump campaign. Asked about it, Yates said answering the question would require revealing classified information.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:57

A probe should be launched. Meanwhile, Mishra had also issued an open letter, challenging the AAP chief to contest elections against him, from his seat at Karawal Nagar. I have never seen him before. "I know your every move and I am treading cautiously". "I am all alone in this fight and ready to sacrifice everything".

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:51

Everyone has been accounted for and there is no initial indication of any worker exposure or an airborne radiological release. The collapse was spotted by workers doing routine surveillance. The most unsafe waste at Hanford is 56 million gallons stored in 177 underground tanks, some of which have leaked. The mishap occurred atop one of two rail tunnels under a plant located in the middle of the Hanford site.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:48

Maybe it's because mothers are just better at laying on the guilt: 40% feel obligated or pressured to buy for their mom on Mother's Day , while just 30% feel the same about Father's Day. To summarize, most of the Mother's Day dates around the world fall in May or in March. They'll be offering a special Mother's Day menu. Foster mothers provide love in large measures to some of our community's most vulnerable, abused and neglected children.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:41

Mike Flynn arrives for a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington in February. The Defense Intelligence Agency, from which Flynn retired as director in August 2014, informed him in an October 8, 2014 letter that he had to receive advance permission from the Army and State Department before accepting payments from foreign governments.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:42

Robert Baron, was with the Sandoval County, New Mexico, Sheriff's Department". While county law enforcement personnel count themselves fortunate not to have a "line of duty" death in the county in 2016, the FOP noted that nationally 144 police officers lost their lives, four in Pennsylvania.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:40

The phony Trump/Russia story was an excuse used by Democrats as justification for losing the election. Once he did that, and once he came into possession of significant evidence that would have to be examined by the FBI, Comey had a duty to notify Congress to amend his initial testimony, which was no longer true.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:37

Syrian state TV quoted a military source saying rockets fired from Israeli territory targeted a military area in the southwestern part of the airport which caused explosions. "It's unclear what caused the explosion, but there fires raging at the site", Abdel Rahman told AFP . Later Thursday , Israel's military said its Patriot missile defense system struck a drone that had entered Israeli airspace from Syria over the Golan Heights.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:36

Justice Department: "In the wake of Tuesday's sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey, his deputy is now serving as the acting head of the agency, but a Justice Department official told NBC News four others are also being considered to fill in as interim director".

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:37

Meetings between Tillerson's and Lavrov's deputies will continue in order to tackle "those irritants that have been artificially planted into our relations", the Russian foreign minister said. "This is absolutely a domestic matter for the United States, a sovereign decision by the U.S. president which has absolutely nothing to do with Russian Federation and can not have anything to do with it", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:29

May 8, 2017 . Yates made clear that the concerns she raised had exclusively to do with Flynn's contacts with the Russian ambassador, and not his paid speech for a Russian state media organization or his lobbying for Turkish interests, two other issues that have brought him law enforcement scrutiny.