But Mr Turnbull said the scandal had prompted overdue changes to ministerial conduct rules, and announced new standards broadly similar to a ban on relationships between lawmakers and staffers adopted last week by the US Congress. The Senate passed a motion Thursday calling on Joyce to resign. "Quite simply because that is not a decision of my colleagues and the right of the leader of the National Party is to reflect on where my colleagues are and my colleagues support me", he said.
The vice president was assured by the South Korean president that pressure would be maintained on the rogue regime. The idea on meeting with North Korea has been rejected by Washington for months, as the New York Times reported . "So we'll just have to wait and see", Tillerson said. US officials have been urging South Korea to be cautious in its rapprochement with the North - a point Pence drilled home in private meetings with Moon on Thursday.
Coats said that CFIUS, which has few staff and investigative resources, is now inadequate to defend against these threats. FBI Director Christopher Wray said Tuesday Chinese students in the United States might be covertly collecting information for the government of their home country.
A former student opened fire Wednesday with an AR-15 rifle, killing 17 people . Two further victims died in the hospital, while one person was shot on the street. "And your suffering is our burden also", he said. "He unlocked the door and let us in", Friend said. "My thoughts and prayers are with the students, their families and the entire community".
Newsday reports one of the victims was in the stolen auto. Four people riding together in one of the autos died, while someone else in the stolen vehicle was additionally murdered, police said. After the Camaro sped away, police followed until they came upon the crash scene, said authorities, who are looking at whether the officers engaged the Camaro in a pursuit.
According to estimates, companies lost more than $1.2bn due to this attack. "Therefore, it is more accurate to describe this attack as destructive than as ransomware", the NCSC said in its statement . Russian state oil company Rosneft and US pharmaceutical giant Merck were among the businesses also hit by the attack . Allegations of malicious Russian cyberactivity have added to tension between Russia and the West, whose relations have been badly strained by disputes over issues ...
Tillerson met with Erdogan for more than three hours in Ankara , as part of what was widely expected to be the most hard leg of a five-day regional visit. us support for the PYD/PKK terrorist group continues to raise tensions in Turkish-American relations, even while remarks from USA officials effectively admit what USA leaders avoid saying: that the YPG, the armed wing of the terrorist PYD, is the Syrian branch of terrorist group PKK.
He added, "The only way forward is for President Trump to grab the reins and lead us to a solution". Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who helped craft the bipartisan package but also backed Trump's plan . "I'm very optimistic that this tough bipartisan compromise will get 60 votes", Coons said. The bipartisan plan does not embrace Trump's call to significantly cut legal immigration levels, according to senators involved in the discussions.
It is suspected that the crash took place due to technical reasons, officials added. Officials said the pilots attempted emergency landing, but the plane crashed in the northern part of the district and there was a fire. The accident occurred in Darbar Chapori, which is a sand area of Brahmaputra and there is no human population. Some villagers told the police that they saw the aircraft hover for a few minutes before the crash.
The award is given out each year to a contemporary musician and a classical artist. Drummer Lars Ulrich said: "Receiving the Polar Music Prize is an incredible thing, it puts us in very distinguished company". Metallica will be joining Patti Smith , Paul Simon , Sting , Bjork and Chuck Berry in the Polar Music Prize Hall Of Fame. It is obviously not the first prize for Metallica , which has nine Grammys, two American Music Awards and multiple MTV Video Music Awards under its belt.
More persons suspected to be trapped. Mayor Sampath Raj told media, "Three people have died". The condition of one of the injured is said to be critical. The owner of the building is identified as Ahmed, a Kerala based man. For the last two years, the building construction had been stopped for unknown reasons.
Almost 300 school shootings have been reported since 2013 across the United States, Everytown said. People are brought out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after the shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people.
After a lovely start to our weather day today with mostly sunny skies, we will see increasing cloudiness through the day with highs in the mid-40's. Saturday was expected to see increasing clouds and below-normal highs around the mid-30s, according to the weather service.
Results in all the three states will be announced on March 3, said sources in the Election Commission of India. With the BJP government both at the Centre and in the state, the expectation was massive. "To change the future of Tripura, reject the two parties and vote for BJP", Modi said while addressing two election rallies. "They murdered our 10 BJP workers".
The court is the second federal appeals court to rule against the ban. The 4th Circuit court upheld a ruling by a federal judge in Maryland who issued an injunction barring enforcement of the ban against people from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen who have bona fide relationships with people in the U.S.
First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of these atrocious acts. "The allegations appear very serious and we don't rule out the possibility to revoke Oxfam's authorization to operate in Haiti as an NGO, should alleged misconduct prove to be true", he said by phone, late on Tuesday.
The dead include students and adults . In another Tweet , sent out Thursday morning, Trump noted that the 19-year-old alleged shooter had been seen as erratic and potentially unsafe by former classmates and teachers. After watching security video, authorities identified the shooter as Nikolas Cruz and arrested him not far from the school shortly after the shooting .
Of the total, 8,000 are domestic helpers, most of whom claim abuse from their employers. It's the latest case to draw the anger of populist Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who in January complained that cases of abuse reported by Filipina domestic workers "always" seem to be coming from Kuwait.
On his way into the committee session Thursday, Bannon said only, "Good morning folks". "I think he should answer our questions", Conaway, who runs the panel's Russian Federation investigation, said Thursday. "When we asked the question, "Did you talk with X", the answer was 'yes"; when we asked, 'What did they discuss?', there was the invocation of privilege".
Those changes include the establishment of a new Joint Force Command for the Atlantic, tasked with protecting sea lines of communication between North America and Europe, as well as the establishment of a new support Command for logistics, reinforcement and military mobility.