Portland's air quality is expected to improve starting Thursday. According to officials, the smoke drifted in more than a week ago from the 563 fires across the western province of British Columbia. "We're expecting a good whack of showers on Sunday and Sunday night, which would be very welcome", said Macdonald. "Unhealthy air will be common at times this morning across southwest Washington due to wildfires burning around the region".
Trump made the announcement via Twitter late Wednesday in the wake of a highly contentious plan by the South African government that would allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. The U.S. State Department was not immediately available for comment on Trump's tweet . "This is a super complex and evocative and hard issue ...
For the first time in three years, North and South Korea are holding family reunions, allowing a small number of South Koreans to travel across the fortified border to the North to reunite with loved ones they haven't seen since the 1950s. In an interview with ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" earlier this week, Bolton said that Israel, Russia and the US all want to see an end to Iran's entrenchment in Syria and to support for Hezbollah in Lebanon.
In one of the worst-hit areas, Chengannur, about 100 km from Kochi , a long queue of women snaked out of a medical camp at the main relief centre. Assocham has predicted that the enormous loss will cause hardship to lakhs of people. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the media that at least 324 people have died since May 29. But we need a lot of assistance to rebuild the state.
That's despite the fact prosecutors said Papadopoulos did not provide "substantial assistance" after his guilty plea. The Mueller court filing has been made available online by Politco . The diplomat passed along the information to USA officials, setting the investigation into motion. Since her husband's guilty plea in exchange for cooperation with the Mueller probe Papadopoulos has been living in Chicago.
It came within hours of a proposed ceasefire starting, which was announced by President Ghani during celebrations of the 99th anniversary of Afghanistan's independence. If the Taliban accept the ceasefire offer, the Afghan government will establish a coordination center in Kabul which will operate around the clock to monitor the implementation of the truce, said Chakhansuri.
Trump could have invoked attorney-client and executive privilege to prevent McGahn from talking with investigators who are examining possible obstruction of justice by the president. "I have nothing to hide ..." he wrote. Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani , said Sunday in an NBC interview that Mueller is "down to desperation time " in his investigation .
The UN special representative for Afghanistan has said reports indicate that the civilian death toll from the fighting was "immense", with unverified tolls suggesting more than 100 civilians were killed in the clashes. "Death and hatred to this government and filthy terrorist that everyday they are killing innocent Afghans", he added. Azam said that one Army helicopter brought Chinese Camp "three sacks of rice" on August 3, one day after the ISIS captives were taken to Kabul.
The girls had been missing since Monday, along with their mother. Their bodies were found Thursday at the site of the petroleum company where Chris Watts once worked, authorities said. In another motion, Merson asks that DNA samples be taken from the hands and nails of the body of the girls' mother. Police said they conducted a welfare check after Watts' friend called and requested one.
The invitation surprised many in Vienna and Moscow, particularly at a time when the European Union is at odds with Russian Federation over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and other issues. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) shakes hands with visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Schloss Meseberg , north of Berlin , Germany, on August 18, 2018.
The downpours that started August 8 have triggered floods and landslides and caused homes and bridges to collapse across Kerala, a picturesque state known for its quiet tropical backwaters and handsome beaches. As the waters have risen, many people have found it increasingly hard to access food and other basic amenities, or to reach safety. Some 300,000 people have taken shelter in more than 1,500 state-run relief camps, officials said.
Trump had called for the patriotic show of force past year after watching France's Bastille Day celebration in the center of Paris at the invitation of the French president. A Pentagon memo in March said the parade would feature a "heavy air component" with vintage aircraft. Trump said the drills were provocative and that dumping them would save the United States "a tremendous amount of money".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vajpayee's former deputy LK Advani, BJP President Amit Shah, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have visited AIIMS over the last two days to enquire about Vajpayee's health. Vajpayee was one of the few leaders of the BJP to express anguish when hundreds of Muslims were killed rioting in 2002 in the western state of Gujarat.
Every year a new National Defense Authorization Act is signed into law which specifies the annual budget and expenditure of the US Department of Defense. According to the report , Huawei has called the ban a "random addition" to the Defense Bill and has also said that this ban is "ineffective, misguided, and unconstitutional".
Hallquist defeated environmental activist James Ehlers; dance festival organizer Brenda Siegel; and 14-year-old student Ethan Sonneborn, on the ballot because a quirk in state law doesn't require candidates to be of voting age. She will now contest the seat vacated by Elizabeth Esty, who resigned after a sexual harassment and misconduct scandal came to light in her office.
Manafort is being tried on 18 counts, which include tax and bank fraud charges, as well the failure to disclose foreign bank accounts. Gates admitted over three days of testimony to embezzling funds from his former employer and having an extramarital affair in London where he had an apartment.
DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and Bishop Timothy L. Doherty of Lafayette, Ind., committee chairman for the USCCB's Protection of Children and Young People. "This is the murder of a soul", said VanSickle, who testified before the grand jury. In the Diocese of Allentown, Bishop Alfred Schlert released a letter Tuesday calling the abuse "devastating and tragic for the victims and survivors, and continues to cause pain and anger to this day".
Trump said he had authorised higher tariffs on imports from Turkey, imposing a 20 per cent duty on aluminium and 50 per cent one on steel. The currency's drop - 40% so far this year - has become a gauge of fear over a country facing the fallout of years of debt-fuelled growth, worldwide concern over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's push to amass power, and a souring in relations with allies like the US.
In it, Kelly argued that there have been "significant integrity issues" that prompted him to fire her. Conway went on to hit Manigault Newman for the recordings she allegedly made during her time in the White House . On Twitter , Trump labels Manigault Newman "wacky" and says Kelly called her a "loser & nothing but problems". "Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, this book is ...
Former cricketer and Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Sidhu formally got an invite for the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan's Tehereek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan as Prime Minister. According to Punjab's Information and Public Relations Department, Khan also thanked Sidhu for praising him in a press conference on August 2. Currently, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Imran Khan has majority support for the post of prime minister.
One then swoops in low behind a row of houses before opening its bay doors and dumping its load of flame retardant liquid over the ground. Four Redding residents, a Redding firefighter, a bulldozer operator and a Pacific Gas & Electric utility worker also have died in connection with the blaze, which has destroyed more than 1,000 homes, officials have said.
Alaska Airlines said it was "aware of an incident involving an unauthorized take-off of a Horizon Air Q 400" and that it believed no passengers were aboard. Instead, police described the man as "suicidal" who experienced "emotional distress" when communicating with air traffic controllers. Audio exchanges between an air traffic controller and the pilot have been released.
The U.S. responds to airstrikes in Yemen that left dozens of people, including children, dead. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said a hospital it supported in Saada had received dozens of casualties on Thursday after the attack.
Saudi Arabia responded to the criticism with an array of sanctions that included suspending flights to Canada, expelling the Canadian ambassador, freezing all business between the two countries and terminating its student exchange program.
Ri traveled this week to Iran, where President Hassan Rouhani told him the United States can not be trusted after the Trump administration reneged on a 2015 deal to lift sanctions in return for curbs on Iran's own nuclear program. But Washington has urged the global community to maintain maximum sanctions pressure, even suggesting tougher economic measures, in a bid to compel Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.
Gates, meanwhile, wearing dark blue suit, white shirt and red tie, cut a lonely figure at the witness stand, blinking hard. Gates appeared nervous on the witness stand at the court in Alexandria, Virginia , blinking frequently, his throat apparently dry as he spoke.
The indictment says the congressman informed his son and Stephen Zansky, the father of his son's fiancee, about the unpublicized trial failure of a drug the company had developed, which would later cause stock prices to plummet. The case involved Innate Immunotherapeutics, an Australian biotech company. for which Collins served as a board member. Collins learned about the failure of a multiple sclerosis drug trial, MIS416, and passed on that information before that information was released ...
In a case that shocked the country and raised serious questions about child protection services in Germany, the regional court in Freiburg sentenced the boy's mother, Berrin Taha, to 12-and-a-half years in prison. The couple were found guilty of rape, aggravated sexual assault of children, forced prostitution and distribution of child pornography between May 2015 and August 2017.
The administration is readying tariffs of up to 25 percent on an additional $200 billion in Chinese products. The United States will begin collecting 25 percent tariffs on another $16 billion in Chinese goods on August 23, the U.S. Of more direct effect in the Sino-U.S. trade war, China's surplus with the United States shrank only marginally to $28.09 billion last month from a record $28.97 billion in June.
Thousands of homes and buildings were damaged and those displaced camped wherever they could - in sports fields and on roadsides, cobbling together ramshackle shelters and building campfires for warmth. Thousands of people are now trying to get off the island, she said, describing the mood as both somber and panicked. In the neighbouring island of Bali , video footage showed people running from their homes screaming.
It is the last congressional special election scheduled before the November midterms. Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state have all been choosing candidates for the mid-term elections. The Associated Press does not declare winners in races subject to an automatic recount. The race is being watched nationally as an early indicator of a "blue wave" for Democratic candidates in November.
Nevertheless, Chicago's official murder count, at 310 killings before the weekend, was the highest in the country and far eclipsed those of America's two largest cities - NY and Los Angeles. Emanuel didn't immediately respond to McCarthy or Giuliani. Johnson noted that homicides in the city are down by around 20 percent from a year ago.
But Mr Trump still insisted he did not know about the meeting at Trump Tower between Donald Jr and Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer with links to the Kremlin. "Citing multiple sources, the Times reports that Trump Jr". I mean, they're calling it worse than contradictions obviously, ' she said . Democrats hammered away at the president's admission.
It marked the first time all members of the political bureau got together in Gaza, Hamas has said. Israel and the United States designate Hamas as a terrorist organisation. The Israeli military said that about 8,000 Palestinians took part in Friday's rally. At least 156 Palestinians have been killed in the protests and one Israeli soldier was shot dead by a sniper in Gaza.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump said Monday he remains open to forging a new nuclear deal with Iran, as he confirmed Washington will go ahead with re-imposing sanctions against Tehran . Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States. The European countries have promised to try to mitigate the impact of renewed US sanctions to persuade Tehran to continue to abide by the deal's terms.
Workers who live in Yosemite's popular Valley region were ordered to leave Friday because of inaccessible roads. Firefighting costs have more than tripled from $242 million in the 2013 fiscal year to $773 million in the 2018 fiscal year that ended June 30, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or CalFire.
As of Monday , the Mendocino Complex Fire shows little sign of slowing down. In his first tweet about this summer's California wildfires, President Trump blamed environmental laws for making the blazes worse by preventing firefighters from using a "massive amount of readily available water".
The Gulf kingdom issued a 24-hour expulsion notice Monday against ambassador Dennis Horak, who is also the Canadian representative to Yemen, Bahrain and Oman, and recalled its own envoy to Ottawa, according to the country's official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The outburst relates to Iran's 2015 agreement with the United States and five other countries, promising to abandon its nuclear ambitions in exchange for a loosening of economic sanctions, including restrictions on Tehran's oil exports, its principal revenue generator.
The two sides do not appear to be talking, either, which raises the chances of a drawn-out trade war. Even more important, bona fide trade wars occur when tariff spats escalate and precipitate currency devaluations. "Don't underestimate President Trump's determination to follow through", Kudlow told Bloomberg Television in an interview. At the same time, China has expressed a willingness to go to the mat over tariffs.
Trump's claim that he did not know about the Trump Tower meeting is also "problematic", according to The Post . President Donald Trump could end up testifying under oath in the Russian Federation probe, and that, over the course of the investigation being conducted by the special counsel Robert Mueller, has unsettled Trump's defense lawyers.
Although there were eyewitnesses to the crash, the BBC's Imogen Foulkes says that the investigation into what happened will take time. "Based on the situation at the crash site we can say that the aircraft smashed into ground nearly vertically at relatively high speed", said Daniel Knecht of the Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board.
Officials looked for signs of structural failure early Friday as water spilled over the dam. Because of the torrential rainfall, residents of the city's threatened areas were evacuated to a local school, which was converted into a shelter, during a two hour period Thursday beginning at 8pm, the News & Advance reported.
Authorities say they've followed up on more than 200 leads related to her disappearance. Earlier today, the reward for information leading to Tibbett's return was increased to $172,000. "If someone has abducted her, we are pleading with you to please release her", Calderwood said. "It is our greatest hope that if someone has her, that they would just release her and claim the money that we have raised for her freedom", she told reporters.
Senate race began heating up. WUSF reporters spoke with supporters attending his campaign rally and protestors outside. Trump attacked public opinion polls, except one that said he was popular among Republicans. "I think he's anxious about the primary and it's going to help him in the primary, I think". Joseph Miliner of Largo said he's been involved in politics since he could first vote.
That would give Senate Judiciary Committee members enough time to review the documents ahead of a likely hearing in September and allow for a final confirmation vote by the start of the new Supreme Court term on October 1. Bush, Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, and Donald McGahn", Schumer said in a statement Thursday. He also noted that the Democrats have asked for every email from the White House that even mentions Kavanaugh's name during his time working there - a request Grassley calls ...
Just when firefighters were making progress on a massive fire burning in Mendocino and Lake counties, Mother Nature was preparing to deliver another haymaker with forecasters predicting a triple threat of high winds, soaring temperatures and falling humidity.
They tagged a pair of the melon-headed whales that live in the region to see where they traveled, only to realize one didn't look quite like it should. But an animal hybrid doesn't necessarily mean a new species - not even established hybrids, such as the mule. "We had the photos and suspected it was a hybrid from morphological characteristics intermediate between species", researcher Robin Baird said.
The peace and calm referred to in Zimbabwe, right through to the long-awaited Election Day, Monday, ended abruptly Wednesday when opposition supporters demanding release of results from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), clashed with the once beloved army, in the streets of Harare.
Trump captured North Dakota by almost 36 percentage points in 2016, and toppling the nine other Democratic senators are up for re-election in Trump states would expand the GOP's hold on the Senate. "We are raising the bar, raising expectations", Koch lieutenant Emily Seidel told donors Monday. "Their network is highly overrated, I have beaten them at every turn", Trump said.