Gen. Mike Flynn promoted a controversial private-sector nuclear power plan in the Middle East that had once involved Russian companies, according to former security-council staffers and others familiar with the effort. The businesses confirmed Flynn's trip. They said they believe his failure to make the disclosure was a violation of federal law , and they said they provided Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller with their findings.
Fallon said war must be avoided "at all costs" and stressed the desire for a diplomatic solution, given that the dangers of a "miscalculation" triggering a military response against North Korea were "extremely great". The five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany conducted long-running talks with Iran that led to a 2015 deal for worldwide sanctions to be lifted in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear activities.
Asked earlier Thursday about the reports of an American captured on the battlefield, a spokesman for the US -led coalition fighting ISIS said it is committed to combatting the group no matter what nationalities its members hold. The State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Earl Brown, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East.
Catalonia's parliament has laid the ground for a referendum on independence from Madrid on October 1. "We have reached this moment stronger than what many had thought and wanted, as we are proving by responding firmly to each threat", he said.
The report centers on an Oval Office meeting where Trump learned that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein - covering for the recused Sessions - had selected Mueller for the probe after Trump had fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey .
When police responded to the apartment they discovered the three children and immediately began to perform life-saving measures. But all three children were later pronounced dead, Kinney said. It takes place at 7 p.m. PST at the Southport Elementary School in Sacramento . Counselors had been brought in to assist students and teachers and Thursday's regularly scheduled school board meeting was canceled because of what the district called the "senseless tragedy".
Update: The military initially reported 15 injuries in the explosion, but updated that information this afternoon to reflect that eight soldiers were injured.Task & Purpose has updated this story and will continue to do so as more information becomes available.
He finally went too far with a Facebook post to his followers urging them to harass Hillary Clinton on her "What Happened" book tour. It also argued that it fit a pattern of veiled threats against female journalists who rebuffed Shkreli's social media advances and of taunts aimed at prosecutors in his case.
Sir Martin said the scope of fire legislation, as well as fire safety measures at Grenfell, will also be considered as part of the inquiry, which is expected to make recommendations to the prime minister on how to avoid a repeat of the fire, which broke out on the morning of 14 June in which over 80 people are believed to have died.
They notably included Spicer's hard first day on the job, in which he found himself defending the president's assertion that the size of his inauguration crowd was larger than reported, despite photographic evidence to the contrary - and which set the tone for a contentious relationship between Spicer and the media.
Minnesota lost 6,600 jobs in August and its unemployment rate ticked up 0.1 points to a seasonally adjusted 3.8 percent, the Department of Employment and Economic Development said Thursday. Washington's economy added an estimated 2,000 new jobs in August. "Nine of our 11 major industrial sectors have added jobs in the past 12 months". During August, more than 5,000 jobs were added in retail trade, construction and transportation, warehousing and utilities.
The parliament in Baghdad authorised the prime minister to "take all measures" to preserve Iraq's unity in response to the move to hold an independence referendum in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region on September 25. In particular, Turkey, which has long battled Kurdish insurgents within its own borders, fears the referendum could encourage independence for its Kurdish minority.
The device, which North Korea described as a hydrogen bomb capable of being placed on a ballistic missile, was the most powerful tested to date. The seismic activity, they say, is a result of North Korea's sixth nuclear test September 3.
Rewriting the tax code, including lowering personal and corporate income tax rates, is a top goal for President Donald Trump and the GOP . So far it has been a struggle, with differences emerging within the party over how low they can push tax rates and which deductions might have to be eased or eliminated.
Health officials in the province said the death toll could rise because some of those injured are in critical condition. "An assailant activated his belt of explosives inside restaurant, crowded, and a group of or men opened fire and threw grenades on guests", said Ali Abdul Hussain, colonel of police, Reuters news agency.
Some Western analysts have suggested that Russia may keep some troops in Belarus , as some previous Russian exercises did not exactly match official statements . For its part, the US and its allies have boosted force levels around the Baltics and Poland in the past year in an effort to reinforce defenses in the region.
The NHC said Jose is about 435 miles east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and about 520 miles south-southwest of Bermuda. The hurricane does not now pose a threat to land and forecasters expect few changes in its intensity. update from the U.S. National Hurricane Center . Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles. With no big dips in the Jetstream over the East Coast to draw Jose in, it appears that Jose will be gently pushed eastward out to sea early next week.
Ahead of the make-or-break FIFA World Cup qualifying playoff against Syria next month, Ange Postecoglou's squad have dropped to 50th, down five places from last month. It is the highest Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking Scotland have enjoyed in three years. Switzerland are seventh, France eighth, Chile ninth and Colombia tenth.
Trump has criticized the deal, but some of his top advisers believe he should preserve it. If the president decides by the October 14 deadline to decertify the Iran deal, it would kick off a 60-day period in which Congress must decide whether to reinstate sanctions on Iran by a simple majority vote.
This isn't the first time Russian Federation is stepping up to the plate, as they have been backing Syrian President since 2015. Since then, battles have been raging in the city - 60 percent of which has been seized - to rid it off the remnants of the militants.