Trump stunned the United States on Tuesday by firing FBI Director James Comey, whose agency is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and the possibility Trump associates may have colluded with Moscow.
Minsk/Beirut: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that de-escalation zones proposed by his ally Russian Federation were a chance for rebels to "reconcile" with Damascus and drive out Islamist militants, but vowed to fight on calling UN-led peace talks fruitless.
This came at a meeting in Washington with Russian top diplomat Sergei Lavrov, the highest Russian official received by the US President since ascending to the top job. Russian monitors reported eight ceasefire violations in Syria in the past day, while Turkish officers reported three violations during the day, the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria said in its regular daily news bulletin on Saturday, adding that the situation in the de-escalation zones remains stable.
Since March 2011, the Syrian conflict has caused more than 320,000 deaths and forced millions of refugees to flee.
The agreement calls for the creation of four "de-escalation zones" to shore up a ceasefire, ban flights and allow for humanitarian aid deliveries.
Washington has also voiced concerns over Iran's presence in the de-escalation zones.
"We will look at the proposal, see if it can work", Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Monday.
Over the past six years, Moscow and Washington have sparred multiple times over the conflict in Syria, especially concerning Assad's fate. Trump said during his election campaign that he sought closer ties with Russian Federation but tensions grew after United States air strikes against a Syrian airfield in April in response to a chemical weapons attack that Washington blamed on Assad. "As to whether it will produce results or not, that depends on the implementation", the president said.
He said: "This issue should be discussed with the Syrian side, because Syria is a sovereign state".
Trump "also raised the possibility of broader cooperation on resolving conflicts in the Middle East", the White House said.
Yet at the moment he can not even last a race distance, let alone finishing in the points. "It's like juggling balls in the wind". Regardless of the outcome on Sunday, Alonso will then take a break from F1 to try his luck at the Indianapolis 500.
So was the White House making stuff up to rationalize Trump's dumping of Comey? Warner said he was offended at Trump's remarks. At one point during the hearing, the chair and vice chair of the committee stepped out for a meeting they "can't put off".
He said Flynn's security clearance had been renewed in April 2016, and the Obama White House had not stepped in to revoke it. James Clapper, director of national intelligence under Obama, also testified Monday.
Halep faces Latvian Anastasija Sevastova in Friday s semi-finals after the world number 22 saw off Kiki Bertens 6-3, 6-3. Djokovic was, though, dominant on serve throughout, facing only one break point in the opening game of the second set.
Around noon Wednesday, Ballard approached a vehicle parked in the lot of a Wawa at Route 40 and Salem Church Road. Ballard had been on the force for more than eight years and was assigned to patrol at Troop 2, Glasgow.
We can sit here and I can explain for 10 minutes what concussion protocol is and all that stuff, but I don't really want to do it. Crosby collided with Capitals defenseman John Carlson in the first period of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
"Make no doubt about it, cuts are coming in the next few years, and they'll be big", Brown added later at a news conference. Brown's proposals would have to be approved by California's legislature , which is dominated by Democrats.
Since a win might mean another lengthy rest period the Dubs goal should be to focus on refining all aspects of their game. The furious Warriors forward began barking into ear of official Bennie Adams and had to be pulled aside by Stephen Curry.
However, while the DF-26 could be useful against THAAD, China also has several other missiles that are up to the task, he said. Ahead of the exercise, the U.S. carrier group also held joint drills with the Japanese navy.
Moon later spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and agreed to hold a bilateral meeting soon, Seoul and Tokyo said. South Korea and the United States began deploying the THAAD system in March and it has since become operational.
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Trump Creates Panel To Investigate Voter Fraud
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss details ahead of the formal announcement. Nor does it spell out what type of cyberattack would constitute an "act of war" or what response the attack would invite.
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District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco was the latest blow to Trump's efforts to toughen immigration enforcement. The lawsuit on February 3 in the federal court requested for an injunction to halt the enforcement of the order.