GOP declares war with health care vote

For that reason, the Republicans in the U.S. Senate may not make major changes to the Medicaid bloodbath the House passed. In other words, if an individual can not demonstrate that he or she had coverage for all but 63 days of the prior 12 months, insurers would be permitted to vary premiums based on health status in a state that had opted out of community rating.

Trump Threatens To Cancel Press Briefings 'For The Sake Of Accuracy'

Trump pushed back when Pirro suggested Spicer could be replaced, though the president did concede that the spokesman has faced difficulties. In a weird interview taped hours after introducing the idea of scrapping the briefing altogether, Trump said he was serious about the possibility to "just don't have them".

North Korea 'would hold talks' with Donald Trump 'under the right conditions'

Choi Son Hui, North Korea's foreign ministry director general for US affairs, spoke briefly with reporters on Saturday in Beijing on route to Pyongyang. "We have been clear over the past 20 years that we seek nothing but a stable and economically prosperous Korean peninsula", the spokesman said in a statement sent to Reuters.

What China's One Belt, One Road Initiative is Really About — Geopolitical Project

He had warned that New Delhi's absence "will not be constructive" for bilateral ties. In a strongly-worded statement issued hours before the opening of the forum in the Chinese capital, India said the connectivity intiative must be pursued in a manner that respects sovereignty and territorial integrity.

India gifts 16000 handcrafted candles to Sri Lanka

Vesak is an occasion for us to celebrate the unbroken shared heritage of Buddhism. PM Modi was accompanied by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Sri Lanka also wants to establish a petroleum hub with the help of India in the eastern port city of Trincomalee, where Lanka IOC, the subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation, handles 15 of 99 oil tanks.

Trump Says He Wants to Pick New FBI Director Quickly

Asked about Trump's tweet on Friday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to rule out the possibility that the president is recording private conversations. Krishnamoorthi concludes that if the tapes in fact exist, the White House should send the House Oversight Committee recordings of Trump's communications with Comey , as well as those with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak (specifically those that were closed to the American press).

SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches possible ballistic missile

He claimed in January to be in the final stages of preparations to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile, and has since launched several intermediate-range projectiles with varying degrees of success. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Sunday that North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile was a violation of United Nations resolutions and that Japan strongly protested the action.

North Korea Open To Talks With Trump

When asked if North Korea was also preparing talks with the new government of South Korea, under liberal president Moon Jae-in, Hui said "We'll see", the New York Post reported . North Korea has repeatedly requested that an global forum of legal experts be established by the United Nations to clarify the legal basis for the U.N.

N Korea sends protest to US Congress

The legislation also requires US President Donald Trump to report to the Congress within 90 days on whether North Korea has retreated on its activities or should be reinstated on the government's list of "state sponsors of terror". North Korea's claim could not be independently verified. The North also said "a guy surnamed Han" taught Kim how to enlist accomplices. Malaysia, which has been at serious diplomatic odds over the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half brother Kim ...

Trump says he may choose a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by Friday

James Comey has agreed to testify in a public Senate hearing regarding the investigation into alleged ties between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's campaign team. They are acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe, Michael J. Garcia, an associate judge on New York's highest court, and GOP Sen.

North Korea open for United States talks under 'right conditions'

Two sources with knowledge of the situation said the U.S. embassy in Beijing had submitted a diplomatic note to China's Foreign Ministry, saying inviting North Korea sent the wrong message at a time when the world was trying to pressure it over its repeated missile and nuclear tests.

Trump's attempt to intimidate Comey could come back to haunt him

Opponents have claimed that Comey's shock sacking was a bid to stall an FBI investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, which is also looking into possible collusion between the Kremlin and Trump's team. Mr Trump showed no concern that the request might be viewed as interference in an active Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. And at that time , he told me: "'You are not under investigation'".

Comey don't play that: ex-FBI director defies Trump

It also escalated a potentially damaging standoff between a fuming, undisciplined president and the unorthodox lawman he dismissed three days earlier. The warning appeared to suggest that if Comey gave his version of events, the administration might produce tapes of conversations to counter that, although it was not clear if such tapes exist.

Xi Jinping, Moon Jae-In agree denuclearising North Korea `common goal`: Seoul

Taking the oath of office in Seoul on Wednesday, Moon said he will further bolster the alliance and "immediately fly to Washington if necessary" for the sake of peace on the Korean Peninsula. Right now Mr. Tillerson says the button is sitting at a setting of "five or six", as North Korea repeatedly defies US requests for nuclear disarmament.

Does Trump Record His Conversations? The White House Won't Say

Mr Trump also reportedly asked Mr Comey during that dinner if the FBI was investigating him personally - a question that some have said is a breach of protocol. "I think overall as far as Jim's stature as a public servant, a consummate public servant in my view, he was tremendous". Trump is considering 11 people to replace Comey , a White House official said.

Blue House: South Korean leader Moon discuss North Korea with China's Xi

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. A few days before Moon's election, the Chinese ambassador to the U.S. During Thursday's call, Xi reaffirmed China's opposition to the THAAD deployment, Moon's office said.

Jefferson Davis statue coming down overnight, parents at nearby school told

City officials have refused to provide precise dates, because of threats made against contractors involved in removing the statues. The statue was first unveiled in 1911. However, Landrieu previously said the monument of Davis and the statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard could come down "anytime, sooner rather than later".

White House Says Trump's 'Tapes' Tweet About Comey Wasn't a Threat

Mr Trump also reportedly asked Mr Comey during that dinner if the FBI was investigating him personally - a question that some have said is a breach of protocol. The White House Correspondents' Association responded to the tweets with a statement from President Jeff Mason saying that the briefings "provide substantive and symbolic opportunities for journalists to pose questions to officials at the highest levels of the USA government".

Trump says he planned to fire Comey 'regardless' of Justice recommendation

Warner said he was offended at Trump's remarks. Trump on Friday defended the struggle by his administration to come up with a consistent timeline and rationale for the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey this week. Grassley also says his committee will be hearing from Comey in a closed session, though he didn't say when. He promised to tell the panel of any White House meddling into the agency's probe of possible Russian interference in the 2016 election .

Pakistan signs almost $500 million in China deals at Silk Road summit

Tekeda said and added, : " So the initiative provides possibilities for infrastructure development and the connection with resources mobilization. The scrutiny of outbound investments by Chinese regulators will not affect the Belt and Road projects , Mr.

Navy Seal killed in Somalia was based in Virginia Beach

Another American soldier died Saturday in Iraq. "He is irreplaceable as a husband, father, son, friend, and teammate - and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and teammates", Rear Admiral Timothy Szymanski, Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, said .

UCLA forward Pugh joins the Washington Spirit

The Washington Spirit have announced they have acquired US women's national team forward Mallory Pugh by using their number one spot in the NWSL distribution ranking order . This season the Spirit haven't been bad per se, but so many injuries in combination with key players from 2016 leaving has made this quite an adjustment period for them.

Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe

The expiration is an issue because a resupply is uncertain as Arkansas and other states struggle with suppliers that don't want their products used in executions . Supreme Court's current consideration of a case about the rights of inmates to access an independent mental health professional to determine their competency for execution.

North Korea in 'CIA Biochemical ATTACK plot' as elite unit created

The U.N. Mission said the Ministry of State Security has declared that a "Korean-style anti-terrorist offensive will be commenced to mop up the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the USA and South Korea". He added: "Our nuclear power is our sovereign right". The tensions around North Korea have been high over the last months in relation to the country's nuclear and ballistic missile tests, which had been condemned by the worldwide community, including the United Nations.

Pakistan signs nearly $500 mln in China deals at Silk Road summit

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said China supports dialogue between Pakistan and India as the "most viable solution" to the Kashmir issue as he met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang here. Many countries, including Ethiopia, have had difficulties in terms of domestic resources mobilization, and infrastructure development, which is needed to connect people, expand markets and develop cooperation, Dr.

'English language losing importance in Europe'

Juncker speaks French, German, English and his native Luxembourgish. He said he also wanted to speak French to be better understood in France ahead of Sunday's final presidential election round. May has been seeking parallel talks on unwinding Britain's European Union membership while at the same time already negotiating a future relationship and a trade deal with the bloc.

North Korea says will have dialogue with US under right conditions: Yonhap

Choe Son-hui, an official in the North Korean foreign ministry responsible for North American affairs, told reporters in Beijing that bilateral talks between Pyongyang and Washington would be considered. After threatening military action, Trump said earlier this month he would be "honoured" to meet the North's leader Kim Jong-Un under the right conditions.

Trump Says He Planned To Fire Comey Before Justice Department Recommendations

In the NBC interview Trump said Comey had assured him he wasn't personally being investigated in connection with any collusion between his associates and Russian agents. Trump in separate tweets on Friday morning said it wasn't always possible to ensure statements made during daily briefings were correct. Spicer called the coverage of changing stories behind Comey's dismissal miss the point.

North Korea claims CIA plot to assassinate Kim Jong

In a detailed report , North Korean officials claim that the Central Intelligence Agency helped a group of terrorists enter the DPRK and that these terrorists were all set to assassinate the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a public event in the capital city of Pyongyang .

Groups Celebrate Buhari, Nigerian Army Over Release of Chibok Girls

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday visited the 82 Chibok girls that were released by the Boko Haram sect on Saturday. She also renewed the government's resolve to negotiate for the release of the remaining abducted Chibok schoolgirls and other captives.

PM invites new president of South Korea to India

Mr Moon also said he would "sincerely negotiate" with the US, Seoul's military backer, and China, its top trading partner, over the deployment of the US THAAD anti-ballistic missile system in South Korea. "The Central Prosecutor's Office will ask for the handover of those criminals and prosecute them under the relevant laws", Han Song Ryol, North Korea's vice foreign minister, told foreign diplomats and reporters in Pyongyang, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

James Comey Declines to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

A New York Times report further claims that Mr Trump had asked for a pledge of loyalty from Mr Comey during a dinner in January. "It's just another one of his fantasies that he is putting out before the public", Durbin said on MSNBC's " Morning Joe ".

On Deck For The Obama Presidential Library: A Recording Studio

Obama spoke directly to the violence impacting the city and the need for the presidential center to begin engaging in the community before construction is completed. Included in the plans for Obama's presidential center are a tower-like museum, walkways lined with trees, a public plaza, and classrooms. "It's not just a building, it's not just a park but hopefully this ends up being a hub that all of us can see a brighter future for the South Side".

Comey firing compared to Nixon's 'Saturday Night Massacre'

On Wednesday, Huckabee insisted that President Trump dismissed Comey on the recommendations of both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his new deputy, Rod Rosenstein . Trump invited Comey to have dinner with him at the White House, and in the course of their conversation, the president asked Comey if he would pledge his loyalty to him.

Commerce Secretary Warns China's Tech Plans Threaten US Security and Economic Stability

But with China , which accounts for half of America's trade deficit, Washington is now assuming a starkly different attitude. The deal lifts the 2003 ban on beef and opens up the world's second largest beef buyer to beef producers in Minnesota.