If that threshold had not been met, the House would have had to vote again on a new bill. The bill, known as the American Health Care Act , will cut the deficit by $119 billion, $32 billion less than an earlier version of the legislation, potentially setting aside some concerns that the bill might be sent back to the House for a revote after passing the chamber earlier this month.
The NY Times cited a document read to the paper by an American official. "By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia", Spicer said in a statement to the newspaper.
Jacobs also told Haaretz that "President Trump has said over and over that he is looking to help shape 'the ultimate deal.' We welcome his leadership, and urge him to help craft a process, and then an agreement, that guarantees peace, security and basic rights for both Israel and the Palestinians".
Rouhani said at a news conference on Monday that stability could not be achieved in the Middle East without Tehran's help. In a jibe at the multibillion-dollar arms deals signed between Mr Trump and the Saudi government at the weekend, he said: "You can't solve terrorism just by giving your people's money to a superpower".
Of some 41.2 million total votes cast, Rouhani got 23.5 [million].and won the election . Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today that the Saudi. "I have no doubt that we will take many positive steps in President Rouhani's second term". Tillerson, when asked whether he would meet with Iran's Zarif, said he would "not shut out anyone who wants to talk" or have a productive conversation.
No date has yet been set for the open session hearing, though the statement said it would take place after the Memorial Day holiday, May 29. "The Committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former Director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 USA elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media", Intelligence Chairman Sen.
He did not specifically mention the two-state solution, long the focus of global peace efforts and US Middle East diplomacy, reported AFP. President Trump landed in Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 22, as part of his first worldwide trip as president.
Coast Guard Commander Cosimo Nicastro told Reuters, "About 200 people fell into the water when one of the boats listed [lifted?] dangerously". Chris Catrambone , co-founder of the MOAS rescue group, tweeted photographs and a first-person account of the operation as it happened.
Former aviation authority head Avner Yarkoni told AFP that while Israel would see no problem in a direct flight from Saudi Arabia, there was no reason Trump's precedent would open the way for a new route between Israel and the Gulf region.
Junta spokesman Col Winthai Suvaree told reporters that police will be responsible for providing updates about the investigation into the blast at Bangkok's Phramongkutklao Hospital on Monday, the third anniversary of the military coup that brought the junta to power.
It also said the Philippines had a sovereign right to access offshore oil and gas fields in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), including the Reed Bank. But upon taking office of US President Donald J. Trump previous year, Mr. Duterte's remarks had tempered toward the Republican leader, whom Mr. Duterte claimed had personally expressed understanding on his war against suspected narco-traffickers.
The Vatican also stressed their "joint commitment in favor of life and freedom of worship and conscience", and the hope for a "serene collaboration", between the government and the Catholic Church in the U.S.in the fields of healthcare, education and assistance to immigrants.
Coats said he had "no documents to make relevant", when asked by a senator whether he would turn over memos about any conversations he might have had with Trump about the investigation into the Russian Federation matter. Mr Putin and Russian intelligence services "are doing what they can to influence and undermine.in an underhanded, illegal way" the operations of western democracies, said Mr Brennan.
Opec's cuts have helped push oil back above $50 a barrel this year, giving a fiscal boost to producers, which heavily rely on energy revenues and have had to burn through foreign-currency reserves to plug holes in their budgets. But the total, it said, "will be less than half the level of 2012, when prices were more than double current levels". BMI Research said the OPEC-led cuts would only result in a balanced market this year, but that from 2018 onward markets would return to oversupply, ...
Police have named Salman Abedi , a British-born national of Libyan descent, as the bomber in the attack on Manchester Arena, which killed at least 22 people, including children. The Palace of Westminster is closed to the public and the Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace is cancelled to redeploy police officers. The BBC reported that the security services thought Abedi may have been a "mule" for a bomb made by someone else, because they thought the device was too ...
But while their words were sparse in front of the cameras, the two men sent signals about what they hoped to get out of the meeting - and the images they hoped to broadcast. A Vatican statement said the meeting was "cordial" and that the Vatican hoped there could be "serene collaboration" between the USA government and the American Catholic Church, including "assistance to immigrants".
TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: President Trump motorcaded to Bethlehem to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas . Still, the obstacles standing in the way of the deal that Trump says he seeks are nearly all to be found in the domestic political arenas in Jerusalem and Ramallah.
The charge to save the TPP is being led by Japan , New Zealand and Australia. Australia's Trade Minister Steve Ciobo pushed for the agreement at a meeting to "launch a process to assess options" to bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership into force.
In honor of Trump's arrival, the Palestinians held a welcome ceremony. But Trump, on his second stop of a three-country tour highlighting the world's three largest monotheistic religions, is continuing to ramp up expectations, expressing optimism that a peace deal can finally be brokered to end the almost 70-year-old conflict and even suggesting a resolution may not be so hard to obtain after all.
Woody repeated that police are investigating Cornell's death Wednesday night as a possible suicide, and that the investigation continues. Detroit police spokesman Dan Donakowski said that officers were called to Cornell's hotel around midnight by a friend of the musician and found Cornell "laying in his bathroom, unresponsive and he had passed away".
US President Donald Trump waves as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return to Washington , US, May 17, 2017. "The White House does not confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals", said a White House spokesperson who declined to be named.
Approximately 4 million blank votes were cast. "Yesterday a new French president was elected". Mr Macron , who was economy minister under Socialist President Francois Hollande, has tried to define himself as neither left nor right politically.
Bahrain's Interior Ministry said the operation targeting Diraz, home to Sheikh Isa Qassim and a long-running sit-in supporting him, was to "maintain security and public order". The Bahraini regime has responded to the protests with excessive and lethal force, which has drawn global criticism. Bahrain's leading Shi'ite cleric Isa Qassim gives a rare speech as a translator is seen behind him at Saar Mosque, west of Manama , Bahrain February 10, 2012.
IN heating and cooling company Carrier is eliminating more than 600 jobs from its Indianapolis facility, despite promises made as part of a deal with President Donald Trump to keep the positions in the U.S. Trump visited the plant in December as president elect as part of an effort to demonstrate that with him in office, American companies would no longer send jobs overseas.
Mr. Comey, who was abruptly fired last week by President Trump , has become the focus of allegations that the president was interfering in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of collusion with Russian Federation. Mueller III, a respected former F.B.I. director who served under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. "We're extremely disappointed in James Comey's decision not to testify voluntarily before the Judiciary Committee", said Chairman Chuck Grassley and the ...