by | February 12, 2018 | 10:06

The government maintains there was nothing untoward about the jobs Ms Campion held in National Party MPs' offices after she entered a relationship with Mr Joyce. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull , Senator Canavan, Mr Joyce and other senior Cabinet ministers insist the appointment was appropriate and all recruitment policies were followed.

by | February 12, 2018 | 10:04

The arrival of reinforcements is likely to sustain Kurdish resistance, bog down the Turkish forces and prolong a conflict that is sapping the resources of military powers that rival him for control of Syrian territory. "A fighting army can not rely so much on lies". The visit came amid escalating tensions of the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over Turkey's attack in Afrin, Syria.

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:57

Earlier around 4.30 am, at least two terrorists were spotted by an alert sentry at the observation post of 23rd battalion of the CRPF in Karan Nagar area. Meanwhile, the operation at Sunjuwan Military Station entered Day 3 with the army launching a combing operation on Sunday night. The terrorists were carrying bags and AK 47 guns.

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:55

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said that while Indian Army may take six to seven months to get ready for a war, his organisation can assemble an army in just three days, if necessary. On Sunday, February 11, Bhagwat said that his organisation has the capability to create an "army" in three days, and they would be able to deal with any issue if the need arises.

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:55

Former Justice of the High Court, The Honourable Kenneth Hayne AC QC will be presiding over the Commission, which is expected to take 12 months. With uncertainty over the issue hurting offshore investor confidence, he announced the inquiry late previous year to probe "the nation's banks, big and small, wealth managers, superannuation providers, insurance companies".

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:48

Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond is third (71.38 ) with Satako Miyaharo fourth (68.95). After displaying masterful jumps and spins on the ice, she received 81.06 points for her short program and broke her previous world record of 80.85 points. She killed time in the beginning and then just jumped the second half. Canada will be tough to deny after an assured display from Canadian ice dance stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir in their short program.

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:46

The battle underscored the competing global and regional powers fighting in Syria and the myriad conflicts they are prosecuting on Syrian territory almost seven years into the civil war. The attack came just hours after Israel said one of its military jets was shot down in Syria. Eastern Ghouta and Idlib, a northern province where violence also flared this week, are both so-called de-escalation zones agreed a year ago in a bid to pave the way for an end to the conflict.

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:46

Jayalalithaa in the Legislative Assembly premises, BJP's Tamil Nadu president Tamilisai Soundararajan and Congress MLA Vijayadharani supported the unveiling of the portrait of "Amma". CPI (M) state secretary G Ramakrishnan said, "It will be a wrong precedent to unveil the portrait of a person who was convicted in a disproportionate assets case".

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:30

The rare meeting at the Blue House in Seoul on Saturday comes after Kim Yo Jong and other North Korean delegates attended the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics where they took their place among dignitaries from around the world, including U.S.

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:22

The match was a political event as much as a sporting one, with the unified team - the Koreas' first for 27 years, and first ever at the Olympics - part of a deal forged last month and a symbol of Moon's hopes for a "peace Olympics". "It has to create a virtuous cycle where improvement on the inter-Korean ties can bring positive influence on the US-North Korea denuclearization talks".

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:01

The show was the final set-piece element of the North Korean delegation's landmark visit, the diplomatic highlight of the Olympics-driven rapprochement between the two halves of the peninsula. "An early resumption of dialogue between the United States and the North is needed also for the development of the South-North Korean relationship", Moon said through a spokesperson.

by | February 12, 2018 | 08:29

It wasn't until this week that the world learned Kim Yo Jong would join her nation's Olympic delegation. A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea's president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty's southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included some Korean liquor over lunch and the shared joy of watching a "unified" Korea team play hockey at the Olympics.

by | February 12, 2018 | 07:59

Kim Yo Jong and her delegation spent three days dining with top government officials, including Moon, watching the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and cheering for the united women's ice hockey team the two Koreas have fielded at this Olympics.

by | February 12, 2018 | 07:37

This is a president who puts his own personal interests above the national security interests of the country. Fitton claimed that Trump has been "vindicated" about the controversial dossier, funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, that was reportedly used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to secure warrants against a Trump campaign adviser in the Russian Federation probe.

by | February 12, 2018 | 06:11

However the professor scolded Arnold to "please make sure the facts and the information you provide in your report is about Australia the country and not the Australia the continent". I provided a resource in the first email that clarifies that for you. Arnold later got a revised grade of B+ and the professor was sacked, according to Keane.

by | February 12, 2018 | 05:58

BAPS manages nearly 1,200 temples in India , UK, the US, Australia, Canada and Africa. Prior to Prime Minister Modi , former President Pranab Mukherjee and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had visited Palestine in October 2015 and January 2016 respectively.

by | February 12, 2018 | 05:56

A handful of smart-suited businessmen, forced to decamp to other hotels since November, returned to the Ritz on Sunday. One foreign consultant said: "It's an honour to be back". The attorney general said most of the detainees had agreed to a settlement and were let go. The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh is now open to commoners again, three months after it was first converted into a lavish prison for high-profile Saudis.

by | February 12, 2018 | 05:47

He said some people are radicalising the cyberspace with the use of technology. He further said, "My government's mantra is 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' . The two leaders deplored efforts by countries to give religious and sectarian colour to political issues and pointed out the responsibility of all states to control the activities of the so-called "non-state actors", the statement said.

by | February 12, 2018 | 05:27

In excerpts of the interview published on Friday, Trump was quoted as calling his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital "a very big point" of his first year in office. Asked about the issue of settlements, Trump called them "something that very much complicates and always have complicated making peace". This is combined with the establishment of a Palestinian state that includes over half of the West Bank area, all of the Gaza Strip and some neighborhoods in Jerusalem .

by | February 12, 2018 | 05:26

The show was the final set-piece element of the North Korean delegation's landmark visit, the diplomatic highlight of the Olympics-driven rapprochement between the two halves of the peninsula. The two Koreas have been divided since the conflict ended in a ceasefire in 1953, and the democratic South has risen to become the world's 11th-largest economy, while the North has stagnated under the Kim family's rule.

by | February 12, 2018 | 05:19

Choi and other volunteer helpers at the Games were urged to avoid the topic that another Olympics guest, US Vice President Mike Pence, has been eager to address in his public remarks ahead of the opening ceremony: North Korea's arms programme.

by | February 12, 2018 | 04:49

A massive military parade in Pyongyang on the eve of the just-opened Pyeongchang Games has been used as Exhibit A by skeptics: In it, Kim Jong Un highlighted several huge intercontinental ballistic missiles, which were successfully flight tested three times a year ago and could reach deep into the USA mainland when perfected.

by | February 12, 2018 | 04:19

On a flight back to the USA from the winter Olympics in South Korea , Mr. Pence told reporters that his meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reaffirmed that the allies still "stand together" against North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

by | February 12, 2018 | 04:14

Abe said he wants to reaffirm with Moon close cooperation among Japan , South Korea and the United States on the North. South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon hosted the North Koreans for lunch Sunday before Moon's chief of staff, Im Jong-seok, hosted them for dinner ahead of the concert.

by | February 12, 2018 | 04:11

However, the White House has instructed the DoJ to provide personnel that could assist the committee if they wish to revise the document , " given the public interest in transparency ". Before the intelligence committee voted to release the Democrats' memo, Rep. "We think this (Democratic memo) will help inform the public of the many distortions and inaccuracies in the (Republican) memo", Schiff told reporters after Monday's vote.

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:57

Nunes, like President Donald Trump , regularly asserts that news coverage critical of him is fake. He announced he would recuse himself from that investigation a year ago, and his work on the committee culminated recently in a dispute over a GOP memo he spearheaded alleging FBI surveillance abuses.

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:56

The injured have been taken to hospital, but there is no update yet on their condition, the report said. The suspect has been arrested. Only his surname was reported, Chu, 35 years from the northern province of Henan. Perpetrators of similar attacks in the past have been described as mentally ill or bearing grudges against society. He said he had committed the attack "as an expression of dissatisfaction", but he did not specify what.

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:56

The informant, Douglas Campbell, told three separate congressional committees via written statements that Moscow had routed millions of dollars to the USA with a view to leveraging then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's influence to negotiate a deal for roughly 20 percent of the U.S.

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:50

Pence left South Korea Saturday night, flying out of Pyeongchang after attending a short-track speedskating event with Moon - who then went to watch ice hockey along with Kim and the North Korean delegation. The other goal for Pence's appearance was to see Moon for a final time , forging one more photo op of the two, in light of the events of the day. "We have never begged for dialogue with the USA and will be the same in the future", Cho Yong Sam, a senior official at the North's foreign ...

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:42

People in flood-prone or low-lying parts of Tonga are being urged to leave their homes before the cyclone makes landfall, forecast for about midnight. "Category 5 means that the winds have reached 110 knots". Destructive winds are likely to begin several hours before the cyclone passes overhead or nearby .

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:31

Foster & Motley reported 59,566 shares stake. The insider DUCHENE TODD M sold 9,000 shares worth $423,000. The Cohen Lawrence B holds 67,691 shares with $4.91M value, down from 73,582 last quarter. After $0.93 actual earnings per share reported by Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.38% negative EPS growth.

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:18

German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Sunday to serve another full four-year term despite growing criticism within her conservative ranks of the sweeping concessions she made to hold onto power. She rejected a suggestion that generous concessions to the SPD had weakened her position in the CDU , saying she had chose to cut a deal for the sake of Germany.

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:13

A senior USA administration official told reporters that Pence did not discuss North Korea's invitation to Moon when the two leaders watched short track speed skating together. The baggage of past hostility between the North and South is also acting against detente. "We had great support from the people in the arena, but were not able to live up to their expectations", said Jung Su Yuon, a North Korean forward.

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:12

A high-ranking North Korean delegation of Kim, and North Korea's nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam , had arrived in South Korea earlier in the day aboard Kim Jong Un's private jet. And now, U.S. ice hockey Olympic champion Angela Ruggiero has called for the unified Korean hockey team to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. "What we'd like to achieve by coming to South Korea, at the Winter Olympics , is to show the world this is what peace can look like when two leaders get ...

by | February 12, 2018 | 03:07

White House legislative affairs director Marc Short made similar arguments on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday, after host Chuck Todd showed a highlights reel of Trump suggesting numerous allegations of sexual abuse and physical assault by powerful men against women were false.