Prosecutors said the alleged hackers stole "hundreds of gigabytes" of data, breaching computers of more than 45 entities in 12 states including NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab and Goddard Space Center. The two, identified as Zhu Hua and Zhang Jianguo, worked in China to hack into computers to steal intellectual property and confidential business and technological data, according to an indictment.
The ships will not be built from scratch, and will instead be converted from a pair of flat-top Izumo-class helicopter carriers that are now operated by the Japanese Navy. Japan plans to spend 25.5 trillion yen ($224.7 billion) on military equipment over the next five years, 6.4 percent higher than the previous five-year plan.
In a series of meetings and conference calls over the past several days, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other senior national security officials have tried to dissuade Trump from a wholesale troop withdrawal, arguing that such a significant national security policy shift would essentially cede foreign influence in Syria to Russian Federation and Iran at a time when US policy calls for challenging both countries.
The president would consider other options and the administration was looking at ways to find the money elsewhere, Sanders said. A short-term budget extension, one that keeps spending at existing levels but does not resolve the wall issue, rapidly emerged as the likeliest way out of the impasse.
The White House, however, has given no hint that it is ready to lift the measures. Singapore: In this file photo taken on June 12, 2018, US President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands following a signing ceremony during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore.
The social media tactics used by a Russian organisation to influence the 2016 U.S. elections were broader and more targeted than previously thought, two new reports released on Monday show. That entity and 13 of its employees have been charged as part of Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Wall Street Journal: " Trump Aides Warn Him Against Intervening in Huawei Case " - "Despite President Trump's statement that he might intervene in a criminal case against the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co., such a move would break from longstanding tradition and advisers have warned him that his options are limited, according to people familiar with the matter".
Earlier, Theresa May told MPs the debate on her withdrawal deal will resume the week beginning January 7 - with a vote the following week. The smaller opposition parties have tabled an amendment to Mr Corbyn's no-confidence vote in Mrs May that they say would beef it up into a full confidence vote in the Government.
Ford shares rose 2 percent on Friday. China's top leaders are expected to meet next week to decide economic policies for 2019. Trump asserts in a tweet that China's economy is "growing much slower than anticipated because of our Trade War".
A witness told NHK he smelled gas after the sound of an explosion. Meanwhile, Laurel expressed the Embassy's sympathies to those who were affected by the explosion through a letter to Hokkaido Gov. "The ceiling fell, then the entire upper floor collapsed and we were all stuck. I got cuts on my face and hands", a 68-year-old woman who was dining at a nearby restaurant said after receiving treatment at a hospital.
The affairs allegedly happened years before, so the timing of the hush payments right before an election immediately raised questions. Prosecutors said Mr Trump directed him to arrange the payments to buy the silence of porn actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal in the run-up to the 2016 campaign.
Late last month he accused Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva , D-Ariz. - who had called on Zinke to step down and is poised to take over the committee that oversees Interior in January - a drunk. Mr Zinke, 51, was among Mr Trump's most active cabinet members, cutting huge wilderness national monuments in Utah to a fraction of their size and proposing offshore oil drilling in the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic.
On Sunday, he called his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , a "rat" because he has cooperated with prosecutors. Comey's two interviews are part of the Republican-led congressional investigation into the FBI's conduct during the 2016 investigations into Hillary Clinton's email and Russian Federation.
Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced last week to three years in prison in connection with the payments to an adult film star and a former Playboy model. "[Cohen] not only consented", Davis said. Cohen later described the agents to CNN as " extremely professional, courteous and respectful ". "This is from the President of our country, lying about the lawful execution of a search warrant issued by a federal judge", Comey tweeted .
In Tuesday's filing, Flynn gives details on meeting with FBI investigators near the beginning of the Trump administration. The special prosecutor looking into Russia's contacts with the Trump campaign says Flynn's cooperation has been extensive and supports no jail time.
Around 600,000 Israelis now live there in settlements considered illegal by the worldwide community, with a number of them built on private Palestinian-owned lands. Another soldier was critically wounded. In the stabbing attack on two Israeli police officers overnight in the Old City of Jerusalem, the attacker was shot and killed .
The AMI settlement jibes with what we learned last week in the SDNY sentencing document on Cohen, in which the office makes clear they believe that Cohen made and sought to hide the payment to McDougal (as well as another six-figure payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels ) at the direction and coordination of Trump.
The ball is now in Britain's court, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose country holds the EU's rotating presidency at the moment, said, as leaders of the bloc refused to negotiate the terms of the agreement and said they intend to ratify it as is.
Five Toronto subway stations were shut down because of the threat, as was a Facebook building, hospitals, schools, the News & Observer, and many more. Massachusetts State Police said they are investigating threats that were sent to "numerous" businesses. One of the threats was received in Glenfield at a commercial premise.
Citizen's United President David Bossie was seen entering the West Wing earlier today and is scheduled to meet with President Trump for lunch on Friday. In Minnesota, Democrats won control of the state House, while Republicans remain in control of the Senate by one seat. With some of Trump's previous top aides facing lengthy prison time and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into allegations of campaign finance violations and collusion with Russian Federation coming to a head ...
Despite tough new immigration policies imposed by the Trump administration, the U.S. is still the top pick by far for migrants seeking a new home, according to a new report . Approximately 6,000 migrants have traveled from Central America to Tijuana, Mexico . U.S. immigration officials say these claims, most of which are accepted, exploit a legal loophole allowing migrants to enter the USA while they await a court hearing on their asylum case.
Not only might Butina be a Russian spy, but she also sports red hair just like Natasha Romanoff in the comics. She agreed to turn over any evidence of crimes she is aware of, submit a full accounting of her financial assets, sit for interviews with law enforcement (and waive right to counsel during those interviews) and testify before grand juries or in trials in Washington or elsewhere.
Mrs May now can not be challenged as Conservative leader for at least another year. "I think Theresa May should consider what she said last night". Graham Brady, the chairman of the party's so-called 1922 committee, said the threshold of 15% of the parliamentary Conservative Party seeking a confidence vote had been reached.
The filing comes after Butina's attorney and prosecutors revealed last month they were actively in talks to settle the case . A Russian gun-liberties activist who has studied in the US, Butina was accused of being an unregistered Russian lobbyist -basically a Russian agent- after she rubbed shoulders with Republican operatives and gun rights advocates in the US.
The resolution was sponsored by Republican Sen. In the meantime, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are set to defend the alliance with Riyadh in a closed-door briefing to Congress on Thursday. resident and Washington Post columnist. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, the outgoing Senate Foreign Relations chairman, said the Yemen resolution likely has the votes to clear the Senate.
If May wins her vote on Tuesday, the withdrawal seems likely to proceed as agreed with Brussels last month . May held talks this weekend with leaders including EU President Donald Tusk and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. A vote is expected on Mrs May's Brexit agreement with the European Union by tomorrow evening. The ultimate deadline for the vote is 21 January. The pound sterling fell Monday to its lowest level since April 2017, down a sharp 1.7 per cent on the day to $1.2515 USA after ...
Mr Khan said peace in Afghanistan was in Pakistan's interest and vowed to put pressure on the Afghan Taliban but said it was "easier said than done" with "about 40% of Afghanistan now out of the government's hands". The renewed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation commitment came in a week when the Marine officer nominated to command USA forces in the Middle East warned that the fight there is at a stalemate and the number of Afghan troop deaths in the war is not sustainable.
He said that Kelly "controlled access" to Trump, which sometimes angered the president and led to reported "dust-ups" between the two in recent months. The development doesn't come as a shock for many as Kelly reportedly has had conflicts with the administration for months. Kelly started holding increasingly fewer senior staff meetings - once daily occurrences that were whittled down to weekly gatherings - and exerted less control over who talked to the President, which was once his ...
Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. "At the national level, including Paris, we're at more than 700 detained with participation in the movement at 31,000 nationwide including 8,000 in Paris", he told France 2 television.
If confirmed by the Senate, Milley would succeed Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. President Trump is expected to nominate General Mark Milley , who now serves as Army Chief of Staff. Trump's announcement comes months earlier than expected. Trump is expected to announce his decision Saturday at the annual Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia.
Plucked from Fox to be the State Department's public face, Nauert catapulted into the upper echelons of the agency's hierarchy when Rex Tillerson was sacked in March and replaced with Mike Pompeo . Trump was also impressed with her performance at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina last week, according to two people familiar with the matter. She worked as a breaking news anchor for "Fox & Friends".
A number of Iranian media have reported a auto explosion in the largest port city in Sistan-and-Balochistan province, Chabahar. Iran also says that militant groups are sheltering across the border in Pakistan and has threatened to attack their bases if Islamabad does not confront them.
President Trump has chosen State Department official Heather Nauert to serve as the next USA ambassador to the United Nations, a report said on Thursday. Since mid-October, she had rarely been seen by reporters at the State Department as Palladino took the lead. He pulled the United States out of the UN human rights body in September, citing bias towards Israel, and his administration has cut funding for the UN refugee agency and a year ago proposed U.S.
According to a statement issued by the White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders, Trump and Moon met on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit "to discuss the latest developments regarding the Democratic People's Republic of Korea". It was essential that worldwide sanctions pressure be maintained on North Korea until its complete denuclearisation was achieved, he said. "It is North Korea which should clearly state and show by taking actions, then I am sure that there will be no reason why the Security ...
The U.N. human rights chief says an worldwide investigation is needed into the "awful" killing of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi . Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the order to kill Khashoggi came from the highest levels of the Saudi government, but has insisted it was not King Salman.
Bush's father, Jeb, engaged in a vitriolic primary rivalry during the 2016 campaign, and Trump has mocked and criticized the legacies of both Presidents Bush. "We'll be spending three days of mourning and three days of celebrating a really great man's life", Trump said in Argentina where he was attending the G20 summit.
Two United States Marine aircraft are reported to have crashed off the coast of Japan today. Search and rescue operations were underway at the scene. The Marine Corps said on its Twitter account it was "aware of an incident involving Marine Corps aircraft off the coast of Japan" and that more information would be given as it became available.
The UK government has been found in contempt of parliament for the first time in its history over its failure to publish legal advice on Brexit in full. Labour's Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said: "This House has now spoken and it's of huge constitutional and political significance". But that was not true, given the House of Commons vote, the advocate general said.
After meeting with Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia yesterday, the two sides announced the formation of a Saudi-Algerian coordination council, which will oversee a series of joint initiatives. Saudi Arabia has charged 11 people with the murder, but there is no suggestion it is ready to send them to Turkey. On Monday, the Algerian presidency said in a statement that Bouteflika had been unable to receive the visitig Saudi crown prince due to "acute flu".
Graham was also asked about Pompeo's comments and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis' comments that there was no "smoking gun". Pompeo said there was " no direct reporting " connecting the crown prince to the murder, and Mattis said there was "no smoking gun" making the connection.
Comey chose to file a motion to quash despite clear Supreme Court precedent setting forth Congress' authority to issue subpoenas compelling testimony before its committees". Comey initially went to court to fight it. The Kremlin has denied meddling in the USA elections, and Trump denies colluding with Moscow, repeatedly calling the Mueller probe a political "witch hunt" with no basis in fact.
On Monday, Algeria's largest Islamic party criticized Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia for welcoming bin Salman , who arrived in the country a day earlier for an official visit. The Crown Prince is believed to have ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi . In response, Mrs May told him: 'Both I with the Crown Prince MBS and the Foreign Secretary with King Salman we have been absolutely robust in our response to the awful killing of Jamal Khashoggi and we have been clear about the need for ...
The Bush's family spokesman, Jim McGrath, posted the picture of the yellow Labrador retriever called Sully on Twitter with the caption "Mission complete". He died aged 94 in Houston, Texas. Baker said Bush's last words, in a phone conversation with son George W. Bush, were these: "I love you too". The official schedule for memorial services to honor former President George H.W.
Trump praised Stone in a Monday tweet, in which he echoed Corsi's accusation that Mueller is using plea deals in an attempt to compel false testimony against the president. On Thursday, Cohen added an additional guilty plea, admitting that he lied to Congress about an ultimately unsuccessful effort to build a Trump building in Russian Federation.
Emergency Service Unit officers responded but didn't immediately find the ring, so the couple left. The good news, officers has recovered the ring. The NYPD has put out an alert for a mystery couple whose romantic Times Square proposal went seriously awry when the engagement ring fell through a utility grate, beyond their reach.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Saturday that the two spoke at a cultural dinner for leaders and their wives and husbands at the famed Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires Friday night. Kiev's pleas for help had also apparently fallen on deaf ears as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation provided a tight-lipped response, with the spokeswoman Oana Lungescu saying the bloc already has a sizeable naval presence in the Black Sea.
Guido Henrich, commander of the German Air Force's government fleet, told reporters the pilots experienced the radio failure over the Netherlands and that other systems failed too, so they landed at Cologne-Bonn airport. Merkel will now travel to the G20 with a vastly slimmed-down delegation. Putin warmly welcomed the chancellor, invited her to breakfast and asked about Merkel's further plans within the summit.
The legislatures in all three countries would still need to ratify the USMC before it can go into effect. With Democrats taking control of the House in January, its passage through Congress remains uncertain, but the president professed confidently that he didn't expect "much of a problem".
U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly said on Saturday on his way back here that his second meeting with the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong Un, is likely to happen in January or February next year.
At a news conference in Buenos Aires , Trudeau said he had a "frank conversation" with the Saudi crown prince at the leaders' dinner on Friday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed on Saturday that the United States would continue supporting Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen, despite rising outrage over the kingdom.