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Author: 0 House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz will not run for reelection

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee announced Wednesday he wouldn't seek re-election and in the process re-ignited rumors of a run for Utah's governorship in 2020. I acknowledge the outstanding work of my dedicated staff. "That means delegates will have to get together, and they'll have the convention process for anybody who wants to run, that may require a primary and then we'll have a general, as it were in a constricted time frame", said Herbert.

Author: 0 McMaster: US seeks to fight Islamic State, oust Syria's Assad

A one-day attack on a single military base has not done Mr. Trump much good, save for perhaps offering a brief diversion from his other affliction - his administration's increasingly obvious ties to Russian Federation and that country's involvement in the last US presidential election.

Author: 0 Former President of South Korea Indicted, to Face Trial

Prosecutors argued conversely, stating that the "donations" were bribes used to sway government support during a 2015 merger of two Samsung affiliates. Impeached by lawmakers late past year and officially removed from office by the country's high court last month, the former leader now faces the prospect of life in prison.

World Supreme Court raps Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory
Author: 0 Supreme Court raps Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory

The Supreme Court on Friday questioned the Union government over its decision to link PAN with Aadhaar card by asking if it is remedy for all ills. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, who was defending the government's decision in the apex court, told the court that the government had taken the decision under the Uniform Identification Number act.

World Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syria gas attack probe
Author: 0 Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syria gas attack probe

But neither side cited much in the way of concrete new avenues of cooperation, beyond establishing a working group to address what Tillerson called "smaller issues". USA president Donald Trump's White House victory had raised hopes in Moscow that some kind of rapprochement was possible between the former Cold War foes.

World Nicolas Maduro donates $500000 to Trump fund
Author: 0 Nicolas Maduro donates $500000 to Trump fund

Carlos Moreno , 18, a student, was leaving his home to play soccer in Caracas when armed government supporters approached a nearby opposition gathering and fired shots, according to witnesses. President Trump tweeted in February that Maduro should release his biggest adversary from prison, Leopoldo Lopez, who has been in jail since 2014. And this country, even if they don't want, we will change it.

Author: 0 France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical attack

The chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun killed at least 87 people, including many children, and images of the dead and of suffering victims provoked global outrage. The fighting has killed an estimated 400,000 people and displaced half of Syria's population. British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson has said Britain could join USA air strikes against the Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria despite a previous vote in the parliament against it.

Author: 0 Cannabis Act: Canada set to legalise marijuana to keep children 'safe'

The Globe and Mail wrote that the federal government will need additional staff and resources to "speed up the approval process" for new producers looking to come online. "What we will see is that the regulation surrounding cannabis will become harmonized with those surrounding alcohol", Battley said. "Additionally, the proposed legislation would authorize new tools for police to better detect drivers who have drugs in their body".

Author: 0 GM halts operations in Venezuela after factory is seized

Witnesses and members of the opposition claim government supporters fired the fatal shot. But the Trump administration has recently stepped up criticism of Venezuela's government. "An unprecedented crisis in what used to be the envy of Latin America", he concluded. Tens of thousands of protesters demanding elections and denouncing what they consider to be an increasingly dictatorial government were met by a curtain of tear gas and rubber bullets as they attempted to march to downtown ...

Author: 0 The tone of tensions: Korean voices, North and South

China, the third party in what is becoming by the day an ever-more complicated diplomatic and military tangle, repeated its call for both sides to de-escalate tensions and agree to talks aimed at "de-nuclearising" the entire Korean Peninsula.

Author: 0 IS claims responsibility for Paris shooting

The officials - who spoke on the condition of anonymity - said the gunman was detained at the end of the month after speaking threateningly about the police, but later released due to a lack of evidence. "We have a great determination to battle terrorism here and everywhere our forces are engaged", the head of state said in a televised address. He fled on foot before the driver of the other auto and the passenger - a trainee police officer - caught up with him.

Author: 0 Kim Jong-un warns of 'super-mighty preemptive strike' against US

Such statements by the 15-member council have to be agreed by consensus. Seoul/Beijing: South Korea said on Friday it was on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea , with a large concentration of military hardware amassed on both sides of the border amid concerns about a new nuclear test by Pyongyang.

Author: 0 North Korean mock-up birthday video shows missiles blowing up US

Vice President Mike Pence, visiting the demilitarized zone on Monday, said the United States had no more strategic patience with North Korea was considering military force against the regime. In many ways, North Korea is threatening the USA and its allies for the same reason it has in the past: It wants to be taken seriously as a mighty world power.

Author: 0 North Korea fails in new missile test: Seoul

Earlier this year, North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, who presided over Saturday's parade, warned that the country was in the process of finalizing the development of an ICBM that would be capable of reaching U.S. Pyongyang has also expressed anger over the ongoing annual spring military exercises the US holds with South Korea, which it considers a rehearsal for invasion.

Author: 0 India and Australia sign six pacts, to fight terror together

On energy cooperation, the Indian Prime Minister said that he was happy "that our dialogue and cooperation in other forms of energy, including renewable energy, is on the up-swing". Bilateral trade between India and Australia reached $12.16 billion, nearly double compared to what it was a decade ago. Besides coal and education, the bilateral trade between the two Indian Ocean Rim countries is increasing at a healthy pace and has doubled to more than A$20 billion in the past one decade.

Author: 0 Iraq forces make Mosul gains, but anti-IS war far from over

After securing the eastern part of the megapolis earlier this year, fighting in heavily populated west Mosul was expected to turn into a tough challenge for Iraqi forces due to the city's narrow alleyways and streets which does not allow for armored vehicles and tanks to go through.

World Crystal Palace fans praise players after 3-0 victory over Arsenal
Author: 0 Crystal Palace fans praise players after 3-0 victory over Arsenal

When questioned on what he said in the dressing room at half-time he replied: "Look, what we say in the dressing room remains in the dressing room". "I think it will be very hard certainly", he said. "Like I said before, this isn't Arsenal at this moment time". I'm not in the mood . "It was more painful for us to lose this game in the way we lost it".

World Labour MP calls snap general election a 'vanity project'
Author: 0 Labour MP calls snap general election a 'vanity project'

Theresa May warned that Jeremy Corbyn is "simply not fit to lead" today as MPs prepared to sign off on holding a snap election. "Why are so many people getting poorer?" The headline numbers put the Conservatives up four on 46 per cent, Labour steady on 25 per cent, the Liberal Democrats, UKIP and SNP all down one per cent to 11 per cent, nine per cent and four per cent respectively.

World Neil Gorsuch First Day Cases Originalism Neal Katyal
Author: 0 Neil Gorsuch First Day Cases Originalism Neal Katyal

Shortly after, he began asking the Justice Department lawyer Brian Fletcher about the Civil Service Reform Act, saying "Wouldn't it be a lot easier if we just followed the plain text of the statute?" Mitch McConnell, before the vote, smugly commented "the most consequential decision" he had ever made was deciding in February 2016 that the next president of the United States would appoint the person to fill Antonin Scalia's seat on the court.

Author: 0 Jakarta governor election results

Polls suggest it is a close race between incumbent Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Christian, and Anies Rasyid Baswedan, a Muslim. Other pollsters showed similar results with 99 per cent counted. One person died and more than 100 were injured after one protest turned violent. Some voters may have been reluctant to vote for Basukibecause of worries of "five more years of protests on the streets by Muslim hardliners", said Mr Loveard.

World Trump strategy on N. Korea: 'Maximum pressure and engagement'
Author: 0 Trump strategy on N. Korea: 'Maximum pressure and engagement'

Wang last month urged North Korea to suspend its nuclear weapon and missile tests in exchange for South Korea and the USA putting their war games on hold, reviving a proposal first raised by Pyongyang . Among the hardware on display appeared to be new intercontinental and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. A North Korean foreign minister vowed the isolationist country "will go to war" if the US provokes it, as the world watched to see if dictator Kim Jong Un will launch another ...

Author: 0 Russian, Iranian presidents denounce USA strikes against Syria

Assad said the USA missile strikes on a Syrian air base, launched in response to the chemical weapons attack, only made him more determined. He also said the top US priority in the region hasn't changed and remained the defeat of Islamic State militants.

Author: 0 Trump signs executive order targeting specialty work visas: 5 things to know

At the signing of the executive order , Trump said his administration will enforce " Hire American " rules to protect the jobs and wages of American workers. Shear of The New York Times; and by Jennifer Epstein of Bloomberg News. SNA, -0.39% to sign the order and tout what he calls his "buy American, hire American" agenda.

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