by | September 16, 2018 | 14:41

In a pair of tweets late Friday, Trump first quoted a Washington Post story, which recounted that he had been told only 16 people had died in the storm when he visited the island last September, shortly after Maria made landfall. After almost a year of controversy over the figures, the island's governor said the new estimate would now be considered the official death toll.

by | September 16, 2018 | 06:57

USA intelligence agencies concluded that entities backed by the Kremlin sought to boost Republican Trump's chances of winning the White House in the 2016 election against his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton . The State and Treasury departments would decide on appropriate additional sanctions to recommend and impose, he said. But he said the order will apply not just to Russian Federation but to others possible bad actors, including China, North Korea , and Iran.

by | September 16, 2018 | 04:31

Three sources with knowledge of the discussions told ABC News that the deal is expected to be announced Friday, but it's unclear whether Manafort has agreed to cooperate with Mueller's team or will merely concede to a guilty plea. The defence has planned to show that the special counsel had targeted Manafort because he had headed Trump's presidential campaign. The jury was deadlocked on the remaining 10 counts, which ended in mistrial.

by | September 16, 2018 | 02:01

The department acknowledged that funds had been redirected but said the transfer did not jeopardize relief efforts. The transfer of funds to Immigration and Customs Enforcement "has not impacted our situation whatsoever", said Jeff Byard, the associate administrator of an arm of FEMA .

by | September 16, 2018 | 01:05

The meeting had been requested by Cardinal Di Nardo following the damaging release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report in July that, since 1947, hundreds of priests in the state sexually abused more than 1,000 children - and the news that a now-demoted cardinal, Theodore McCarrick , rose through the ranks within the church , despite officials in the Vatican and in the US knowing about sexual allegations against him dating back to 2000.

by | September 15, 2018 | 23:13

He later said that the terror-labeled groups should turn in their weapons, and this specific detail seemed like another opportunity taken by Turkey to try to do something ahead of the anticipated military operation in Idlib, which is fully backed and supported by Iran and Russian Federation, both are the key allies of the Syrian government.

by | September 15, 2018 | 22:14

At least three people were killed. The powerful storm already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power , and forecasters say that "catastrophic" freshwater flooding is expected over portions of the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence inches closer to the East Coast.

by | September 15, 2018 | 21:45

Trump said the numbers of the dead were inflated by Democrats to criticize him. "It's beyond dispute that our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico did NOT get all the help they needed from the Trump administration in the wake of Hurricane Maria ".

by | September 15, 2018 | 15:45

But in March 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May said that after Brexit the United Kingdom will not be part of the EU's Digital Single Market, which will continue to develop after our withdrawal from the EU. The assessments also warned of major disruption for tech firms. There are also concerns about delays at the United Kingdom border. The government says the current process for getting one type of permit over the counter at the 90 post offices it is available at "takes around five minutes ...

by | September 15, 2018 | 14:47

Friday, said New Bern Mayor Dana Outlaw, whose adult daughter had 1 foot of water in her own home, he said. New Bern, a city of about 29,000 people, sits on a peninsula between the Neuse and Trent rivers. The National Hurricane Center said the area should also expect "life-threatening" storm surges, hurricane-strength wind gusts and "catastrophic" fresh water flooding as Hurricane Florence slowly churns inland.

by | September 15, 2018 | 11:15

President Donald Trump has criticised China's record trade surplus with the United States, and has demanded that Beijing cut it immediately, threatening further tariffs on an additional US$200 million worth of goods - and possibly more .

by | September 15, 2018 | 09:00

More than 722,000 homes and businesses were without power in North and SC early on Friday, utility officials said. "The larger and the slower the storm is, the greater the threat and the impact-and we have that". The agency adds that people trapped by flooding should "never enter attics or crawl spaces". The storm's winds, however, fell to 75 miles per hour by 1:50 p.m.

by | September 15, 2018 | 08:31

The document accuses Manafort of using offshore accounts to hide income, cheating the United States out of more than $15 million in taxes. Trump has sought advice from his lawyers on the possibility of pardoning Manafort and other aides accused of crimes, his attorney Rudy Giuliani previously told The Washington Post , and was counseled against pardoning anyone involved in the ongoing Mueller probe.

by | September 14, 2018 | 23:27

The military formations of the People's Liberation Army of China will join the drill at the "Tsugol" training ground. In recent months the United States has imposed more sanctions over alleged Russian interference in the presidential elections and the poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain.

by | September 14, 2018 | 23:13

More than 30,000 people have been displaced within rebel-held northwest Syria due to bombardment by government and allied forces which began last week, a United Nations official said on Monday. The regime has twice been targeted by USA air and missile strikes after previous alleged chemical attacks. The German Defense Ministry is reportedly in talks with the US on potentially taking an active role in airstrikes in the event that Syria's President Bashar al Assad uses chemical weapons in ...

by | September 14, 2018 | 18:45

The charges were filed in a superseding criminal information - a formal criminal charge - which lays out the facts of the offense and is often the precursor to the announcement of a deal. Over a 40-year career, Manafort redefined and expanded Washington's influence industry domestically and internationally, parlaying successful campaigns into lobbying opportunities.

by | September 14, 2018 | 18:37

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday that Japan remains unchanged in its stance to sign a peace treaty with Russian Federation after resolving the issue of the four northern islands. "We've been trying to solve the territorial dispute for 70 years". Xi's visit, Wang said, has vigorously expanded the landscape of China-Russia sub-national cooperation and further deepened the integration of the two countries' interests.

by | September 14, 2018 | 18:31

In the unprecedented move, 448 MEPs voted in favour of launching the so-called "Article 7" procedure, 197 against and with 48 abstentions, the EP referred Hungary to the other member states to check the health of the country's democracy. Dutch lawmaker Sophie in 't Veld urged the EU to consider cutting generous subsidies to Hungary, asking: "Why are we giving Mr Orban 87 million euros a week in order to destroy the European Union?" They form the biggest faction in the European Parliament, ...

by | September 14, 2018 | 18:10

The study , which was conducted without the backing of any political group, surveyed 3,000 residences across the United States' territory and found Puerto Ricans died at a much higher rate in the four months following the hurricane than in the same time period a year earlier .

by | September 13, 2018 | 22:54

He did not disclose the identities of the victims, and added the woman whose vehicle was taken, and her child, were unharmed. About 30 people witnessed the shootings , authorities said. The suspect shot the man to death outside of a nearby gun shop, the sheriff said. Police said a sheriff's deputy spotted the vehicle a short time later on a nearby highway.

by | September 13, 2018 | 18:10

And the the federal government's relief effort was riddled with demonstrable failures: Despite receiving advance warning of the hurricane's likely landfall in Puerto Rico, the administration neglected to deploy satellite phones, generators, and reserves of food, fuel, and water in advance of the storm.

by | September 13, 2018 | 15:42

The crash site was far short of the attackers' goal: the US capital. New York City is taking note of the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Tuesday, with a gathering at the World Trace Center memorial plaza. "It was here that freedom took its traumatic stand". But through the bravery and sacrifice of passengers and crew, he said, "the Forty" spared Washington from a devastating strike.

by | September 13, 2018 | 14:32

Another Congress leader, Anand Sharma, questioned that the government had information on Mallya, but the finance minister didn't mention this in this speech in the Parliament. Back home, the Congress pounced upon Mallya's comment and demanded that the government explain how the embattled industrialist was allowed to leave India and demanded a thorough inquiry.

by | September 13, 2018 | 14:10

Mangkhut has been predicted to be the strongest storm to ever hit Hong Kong since records began according to South China Morning Post , and is expected to bring heavy rain and chances of flooding to the harbour city on Sunday. About 80 per cent of the United States territory was without power but it was restored by Thursday morning. In 2016, a super typhoon lashed the southern section of Cagayan, destroying tens of thousands of houses.

by | September 12, 2018 | 17:44

But Russia's defence minister, Sergei Shoigu , said these exercises were even larger. "I see little in the long-term that aligns Russian Federation and China ", Mattis told reporters in Washington. Song Zhongping, a Hong Kong-based military commentator, said Beijing, which regards the defence of its sovereignty over most of the South China Sea and the self-ruled island of Taiwan as core interests, needed to strengthen its capabilities in preparation for possible real-life military conflicts.