by | May 15, 2017 | 07:32

In a two-page memo to Justice Department staff released publicly Friday, Sessions ordered federal prosecutors to chase far harsher sentences against criminals. Sessions' new guidelines specifically reverses a 2013 memo from former Attorney General Eric Holder that called for prosecutors to consider a defendant's personal history when charging them.

by | May 15, 2017 | 07:33

Colonel John Dorrian said May 10. Dorrian said providing arms to the YPG will "accelerate" the offensive on Raqqa, where the USA military estimates about 4,000 ISIS fighters remain. But Ankara regards it as a terror group and the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which since 1984 has waged an insurgency inside Turkey leaving tens of thousands dead.

by | May 15, 2017 | 07:29

As the Senate's minority party, Democrats would have little power to truly block a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director, whose nomination would need only a simple majority to clear the bar of confirmation. "You can't be cute about tapes". Republicans control both chambers of the U.S. Congress. Republican leaders in the Senate have rebuffed calls for a special prosecutor, saying it would interfere with ongoing congressional probes.

by | May 15, 2017 | 07:29

Challenged about the fact that in Scotland 16-year-olds can vote in local and Holyrood elections, Mrs May said: "The implication from your question is that the only way to get engaged in politics is by casting a vote". "We have other information that shows by the time young people are in the third year, more than 80% are reaching the required level". During the meeting with staff and students the First Minister also said that scrapping the Erasmus scheme would be "bonkers".

by | May 15, 2017 | 07:31

Her daughter Bindi, 18, also said on the programme on Friday she sees her mother as "still married to dad", explaining: "If you've found your soulmate you don't really want to move on, and mum had her soulmate". But absolutely just a dear friend. He feels like family to us, but mum and Russell? She even revealed she hasn't dated anyone in the 10 years since her husband and wildlife expert Steve Irwin died.

by | May 15, 2017 | 03:38

Xi said a multi-dimensional infrastructure network was taking shape, underpinned by economic corridors such as China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor and the New Eurasian Continental Bridge. Making a U-turn from its earlier position, the United States also sent a delegation led by Matt Pottinger, special assistant to the president and senior director for Asia at the National Security Council, after it clinched a trade deal with China.

by | May 15, 2017 | 03:26

News of the latest deaths came as organizers announced a women's march to be held on May 6. The tumult continued apace this week, opening Monday with Maduro's call for a new law of the land and culminating with a vast women's march - a white-clad gathering in the capital Saturday to protest the president's proposed changes.

by | May 15, 2017 | 03:24

It was ultimately the consistency that would prove crucial for New Zealand , as Ireland's brittle line-up wilted to left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner, who returned ODI-best figures of 5-50. Taylor and Worker steadied an early New Zealand wobble at 55-2 to add 84 runs for the third wicket, while Broom shared a 79-run union with Jimmy Neesham (30) as the Black Caps rode out their innings with few hiccups and posted a competitive 289-7.

by | May 15, 2017 | 03:16

Progressives have characterized the Trump White House as "horrifying". "I truly believe that the first 100 days of my administration have been just about the most successful in our country's history", Trump said in his weekly radio and web address to the nation yesterday.

by | May 15, 2017 | 03:12

Palestinians held municipal elections on Saturday in the occupied West Bank, a first democratic exercise in years, but one that has also raised tensions between the rival Fatah and Hamas movements. Opponents of the charter boycotted the ceremony that took place in Doha, the capital of Qatar, and simultaneously via video conference in the Commodore Hotel in the Gaza Strip, according to Hamas sources.

by | May 15, 2017 | 03:12

The deputy chairman was returning from an event at Ittehad Bainul Muslimeen at Jamia Masjid Hammadia when the explosion took place. Seeing the intensity of blast an emergency was declared at Mastung and Quetta hospitals. President Mamnoon Hussain also condemned the attack and expressed the state's resolve to protect the public by completely eradicating terrorism from the country.

by | May 15, 2017 | 03:10

Nobody believes the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has anything more than peripheral Arab units with a YPG command and control structure. The Islamic State moved a step closer to losing their capital city in Syria as al-Tabqa, a city 35 miles west of ISIS' capital Raqqa that includes a critical dam on the Euphrates, fell to the Syrian Democratic Forces on Wednesday.

by | May 15, 2017 | 03:00

According to Election Commission spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma, around 42 per cent of total registered voters in 34 districts have cast their votes by noon. Over 50,000 candidates are vying for 13,556 positions. The Home Ministry said that it deployed 64,000 police personnel including Nepal Police, Armed Police Force (APF), temporary police and intelligence officers.

by | May 15, 2017 | 02:26

According to Awad, the Palestinians are more concerned that President Trump will focus on running the conflict and not resolving it, as "Trump might go for the choice of a regional peace instead in coordination with influential Arab states, and this is what Israel is also looking for".

by | May 15, 2017 | 02:25

The meeting Sunday takes place the same day and a short distance from where the French Nation inaugurates its newly elected President Emmanuel Macron. Meanwhile, the Paris team added another high-profile figure to their list of backers on Sunday as it unveiled France soccer great Zinedine Zidane as their latest ambassador.

by | May 15, 2017 | 02:24

In the almost three weeks that passed between finding out Flynn misled the Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the USA and Flynn's resignation, Spicer said, there were no known restrictions to his access to information.

by | May 15, 2017 | 02:21

In coming parliamentary elections in June he must try to win a majority for his start-up Republic on the Move (REM) party that has blown apart traditional French political boundaries. But the outcome of a fraught, tight, and bitterly contested election campaign was a disappointment for nearly half of France's 47 million voters. The new leader will now preside ceremonial duties at the Elysee Palace before going up the world-famous Champs Elysees avenue to lay a wreath at the Arc de Triomphe ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 02:15

Though it also called for a "credible dialogue" with the worldwide community, NATO said North Korea should "cease all activities related to its ballistic missile and nuclear programmes" and "abandon all existing weapons of mass destruction programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner".

by | May 15, 2017 | 02:10

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says the United States' political institutions are now "under assault" both externally and internally, in the wake of President Donald Trump's firing of ex-FBI Director James Comey. "The bottom line is I don't know if there was collusion, political collusion", Clapper told Tapper. 'I do know that it came as a great shock to, it was very disturbing to FBI employees, I spoke to one last night at a dinner that was quite upset about it and I ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 02:04

Israel's ambulance service Magen David Adom said the police officer was not severely wounded. Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi hits back at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for condemning Amman's response to yesterday's police killing of a Jordanian attacker.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:58

Sunday's statement from Netanyahu's office came after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Trump is still assessing the impact of the potential move. Since October of 2015, more than 275 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli police during - or immediately after - alleged attacks on Israelis or in clashes with Israeli security forces, according to Palestinian figures.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:42

Speaking on Friday Rouhani said that if re-elected he would continue to work for the realisation of greater rights for minority religious and ethnic groups. But I have changed my mind. Rouhani is leading in official polls, but faces a tough fight for re-election in teh May 19 vote against conservative rivals who accuse him of failing to boost the struggling economy.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:40

The Amir also wished the newly-elected French president best of luck and wellbeing, and everlasting development and prosperity in France as well as further development of bilateral relations. But he also displayed youthful vigour during the televised proceedings - at one point racing up the stairs to meet a protocol requirement, something not all previous French presidents might have managed.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:26

Other Senate Democrats, who thought that the bill might go to a conference committee for final changes before heading to the governor, pressed Perry on the discriminatory nature of the bill and questioned its constitutionality. According to Fox News, the bill would fine local jurisdictions up to $25,000 per day for not complying with the law and local sheriffs could face jail time.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:15

Left-leaning Moon Jae-in, who was sworn in as president in the capital Seoul , backs engaging diplomatically with the North. The Trump administration has warned that "the era of strategic patience is over" when it comes to the growing nuclear threat from the communist regime of North Korea.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:02

Including in Glasgow, which for the first time in around 40 years they no longer control - while they suffered reverses in some Welsh strongholds. The national party leaders definitely have an effect, but there's always more at play. Votes are still being counted, but initial indications predict large gains for the Conservative Party in these local. Labour remain the biggest party on Bridgend council, with 26 seats, but the Conservatives, who only had one seat, now have 11.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:04

In a statement issued Saturday night, the White House press secretary points out that the missile landed closer to Russian Federation than to Japan. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to the members of the Korean People's Army in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency May 13, 2017.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:05

Sunday's launch, at 5:27 am Seoul time (4:27 pm ET), came two weeks after North Korea fired a missile that disintegrated minutes into flight, marking its fourth consecutive failure since March. US President Donald Trump has threatened military action against the North but recently appears to have softened his stance, saying he would be "honoured" to meet the North's leader Kim Jong-Un under the right conditions.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:04

Trump announced his dismissal-just days after Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the USA election. But the emergence of photos compounded the perception that Russian Federation had won a diplomatic victory and that the Trump White House was outmaneuvered.

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:02

The NBA MVP candidate is averaging 27.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game during the 2017 playoffs. Leonard injured his left ankle during Game 5 against Houston when he came down on the foot of Rockets star James Harden .

by | May 14, 2017 | 12:00

The White House says President Donald Trump "cannot imagine that Russia is pleased" with North Korea's latest missile test because the missile landed so close to Russian soil. North Korea "has been a flagrant menace for far too long", it added. The launch is a direct challenge to the new South Korean president elected four days ago and comes as U.S., Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:53

Jose Ornelas, a 59-year-old librarian from Caracas, which along with other cities has seen deadly anti-regime protests, said: "We are going to pray to Fatima and Pope Francis so that they can intervene for a peaceful solution for Venezuela".

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:52

According to state-run organization Anadolu Agency, Turkey blocked Wikipedia after articles on the site linked Turkey to terror activity. According to Turkish media, the provisional order would need to be backed by a full court ruling in the next few days.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:49

An early Friday morning tweet by the US President warned that ex-FBI Director James Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press". for the sake of accuracy" - adding this time that he could alternatively just do the briefings himself. "The challenge they have is that the president sometimes moves so rapidly that they don't get a team around that gets it organized, " said Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and Trump ally.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:50

At least 35 people have died amid political chaos and turmoil surrounding the country for a month. Masked youths fight them back with stones, Molotov cocktails, and fireworks. Lopez's father and sister also said they doubt the veracity of the video released Thursday by the leader of the ruling socialist party in Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello, in response to rumours spreading online about Lopez's health.