by | February 16, 2018 | 03:01

White said. During this meeting, Stoltenberg also praised Albania's engagement to deliver its obligations concerning the budget allocated for defence. The member states' defense ministers will meet in June to decide on timelines and locations of the new commands, he added. But on Sunday a senior official working with Mattis said Washington had concerns that some of the proposed initiatives risked "pulling resources or capabilities away from NATO ".

by | February 16, 2018 | 02:45

Ajit Pai, the chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is reportedly under investigation by the FCC's inspector general for potential wrongdoing regarding the chairman's decision to change broadcast TV ownership rules.

by | February 16, 2018 | 02:45

It is also at least the 18th shooting in the USA this year on or around school premises, according to research by Everytown for Gun Safety . In a statement released Thursday, Trump said the country "grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting".

by | February 16, 2018 | 02:29

The temperature at 9 a.m. Thursday was 64 in the Kansas City area, according to the National Weather Service , and it was expected to climb to a high near 68 today. Southwest winds 5 to 15 miles per hour. Winds could gust as high as 28 miles per hour. Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. Also gusty winds are likely to hit 40 miles per hour or stronger and could produce blowing and drifting snow leading to hazardous travel impacts.

by | February 16, 2018 | 02:18

Members of the North Korean cheering squad perform in Gangneung, South Korea , on February 13. "I'd like to express my gratitude to the people of the South ". A high-ranking Chinese official met with Kim Yong-nam, the president of the Presidium of the North Korean assembly, during their visits to South Korea last week, China's foreign ministry confirmed Monday.

by | February 16, 2018 | 02:15

Porter submitted his resignation February 2. "I am totally opposed to domestic violence, everybody here knows that", the president told reporters . 7 over the sordid allegations of spousal abuse lodged by two ex-wives. "Again, I am biased toward the victim", Gowdy said. Two ex-wives said Porter physically abused them.

by | February 16, 2018 | 02:13

Then the administration says it "suddenly" discovered that Rob Porter , White House Secretary, had a record of domestic violence. Porter's first wife, Colbie Holderness, and his second, Jennifer Willoughby, told the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the alleged domestic violence in January 2017, after they were contacted while Porter was applying for his security clearance , according to The Washington Post .

by | February 16, 2018 | 02:05

The overall death toll differs by how such shootings are defined, but Everytown For Gun Safety has tallied 291 school shootings in America since 2013, and this attack makes 18 so far this year. What else do we know about the suspect? "In times of tragedy, the bonds that sustain us are those of family, faith, community, and country". "What I'm asking our lawmakers to do is go back to places like Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., to give police the power", the sheriff said, to detain ...

by | February 16, 2018 | 01:49

Cruz and her husband, who died of a heart attack several years ago, adopted Nikolas and his biological brother, Zachary, after the couple moved from Long Island in NY to Broward County. The family is devastated and shocked, lawyer Lewis said. "I'm going to be a professional school shooter", Cruz wrote. Broward School Superintendent Robert Runcie said Wednesday night that grief counselors will be available at locations across the area for students, staff and families.

by | February 16, 2018 | 01:40

White House aides say talk of "affairs" and "casual hookups" have popped up in the West Wing along with claims that Trump often seems to admire aides who are known to "play around". Senator Tom Carper, a Delaware Democrat present at the meeting, later told CNN that Trump "said he knew it was a hard thing for legislators to support" and that he would "provide the political cover to do that".

by | February 16, 2018 | 01:39

Shortly after the Broward County Officials spoke, President Donald Trump addressed the nation about the deadly shooting where a former student opened fire on the school with an AR-15 rifle. Brandon Minoff, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , told CNN he worked with Cruz for a school project in the past. Earlier in the day, in a tweet , Trump called for more people to speak up when they notice signs of a disturbed individual.

by | February 16, 2018 | 01:34

The Republican-led House Oversight Committee has launched an investigation into the White House's handling of domestic violence allegations against former high-ranking official Rob Porter . Porter resigned last week soon after the allegations surfaced. Kelly is "a big fat liar", one anonymous staffer told The Washington Post . Porter was interviewed about the allegations in September, an official said.

by | February 16, 2018 | 00:31

Snowboarder Redmond Gerard celebrates with the USA flag. This year's US contingent will have their work cut out for them if they hope to live up to the insane standard of excellence of both American snowboard cross and overall snowboarding in the Olympics .

by | February 15, 2018 | 23:43

His party's approval rating was sliding. Mr Zuma's relationship with the Gupta family , Indian immigrants to South Africa who have leveraged their proximity to the president to secure contracts and the apparent establishment of a patronage system predicated on corruption have raised serious questions about the rule of law in the country.

by | February 15, 2018 | 23:33

He claimed executive privilege and special protections for White House communications in refusing to say more, they said. "He did not answer all the questions we'd like answered, so there was frustration among committee members with respect to that", said Mr Conaway.

by | February 15, 2018 | 23:36

A total of 17 people have been killed in the horrific Florida high school shooting, local police confirmed . Israel said earlier he was not sure why Cruz was kicked out of the school. The gunman, who reportedly used an AR-15 rifle, was captured by police at a house barely a kilometre away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where the shooting happened shortly before dismissal time.

by | February 15, 2018 | 23:34

If we thought most or all of the domestic spending included in this year's just-passed budget would cover the infrastructure problems Trump hopes to alleviate in the 2019 budget, we'd be a little more understanding. WASHINGTON-A leading Democratic group - Priorities USA - is warning party leaders they could squander a strong political climate in 2018 if they don't start to emphasize pocketbook issues over loose and unfocused critiques of Donald Trump .

by | February 15, 2018 | 23:31

But while Mane grabbed the attention, Salah brought up his 30th goal of a remarkable season with a brilliantly instinctive individual effort and Roberto Firmino was also on target. "Each goal was kind of a victor". "I thought we could have scored more ". "Of course Sadio is man of the match but Roberto Firmino's work rate was outstanding again".

by | February 15, 2018 | 23:23

A fifth straight Norwegian win in men's Olympic super-G looks probable. The oldest Olympic medalist in Alpine racing is still Bode Miller, who was 36 when he took bronze in super-G at the 2014 Sochi Games. His creaking, much-reconstructed knee was up to the task and he powered through the bottom half of the course in his trademark style to knock Feuz off the top of the timesheets.

by | February 15, 2018 | 23:21

The indictment also charged al-Abed with other prior violent crimes. Omar al-Abed, 20, who stabbed to death the three members of the Salomon family in July, also was ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation to the family.

by | February 15, 2018 | 23:08

Two more students died in hospital while one person was shot on the street. "This is a bad day for Parkland", he said , speaking of the city of about 30,000 people, located 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Miami. "Horrified by the news of the school shooting in Florida ", Republican Sen. "It is heartbreaking. What will it take to change our nation's gun laws???" Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are.

by | February 15, 2018 | 23:06

For the fourth year in a row, more than 10,000 civilians have been killed or injured in the conflict in Afghanistan , the United Nations said in its annual report on civilian casualties on Thursday. In this photograph taken on April 11, 2017, smoke rises after an air strike by USA aircraft on positions during an ongoing an operation against Islamic State ( ISIS ) militants in the Achin district of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.

by | February 15, 2018 | 22:59

But President Trump has asked legislators to oppose any bill that doesn't achieve what he calls the four pillars - a lasting solution to DACA , ending chain migration , canceling the visa lottery and securing the border with Mexico by building a wall.

by | February 15, 2018 | 22:52

Former football coach Barry Bennell has been found guilty of three more charges of sexual abuse against young players. "He claimed his accusers were making up stories about him following previous convictions and stories in the media but thanks to the evidence from his victims, the CPS and police were able to build a strong case to expose Bennell's denials as lies".

by | February 15, 2018 | 22:48

He was later questioned overnight before being booked into jail. On January 23, a 15-year-old student shot 16 people - killing two other 15-year-olds - at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, authorities said. "Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida", Trump said in the statement.

by | February 15, 2018 | 22:40

The SRO approached the student after receiving information about the possible gun, and the student then fled into another part of the school. He faces charges of felony possession of a weapon on a school campus. Taylor said a police tactical team went into the school and officers surrounded the campus. UPDATE - The staging area for parents has been moved to 1125 Cromwell Bridge Road, in the parking lot of The Big Screen Store.

by | February 15, 2018 | 22:38

The health share of the economy will hit 19.7 percent by 2026, a almost two percent rise from 17.9 percent in 2016, the data showed. That's because the projected average annual rate of national health spending is expected to grow 5.5% annually on average in 2017 to 2026, outpacing average projected growth in gross domestic product (GDP) by 1.0 percentage point, economists said.

by | February 15, 2018 | 22:43

Hundreds of people have died in a wave of violence across Ethiopia , initially sparked by an urban development plan in the capital, Addis Ababa , in 2015. Young men brandishing sticks and rocks blocked roads and businesses remained shut in Addis Ababa and Oromia earlier this week during a three day-strike, Agence-France Presse reported.

by | February 15, 2018 | 22:38

Tillerson said he had seen the plan, which had been under development for months, and had identified areas that "we feel need further work". The White House is likely to face complications with any proposal, particularly after Trump announced in December that Washington would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that reversed decades of US policy.

by | February 15, 2018 | 22:30

According to authorities, one of the vehicles involved was stolen. "It appears as though the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro struck a Mazda and a residential oil delivery truck", Suffolk County Police Chief Stuart Cameron told reporters at the scene.

by | February 15, 2018 | 22:20

North Korea presents "a potentially existential" threat to the USA, and is likely to conduct more weapons tests this year, Mr Dan Coats said at the Senate Intelligence Committee's annual hearing on worldwide threats on Tuesday. In addition to Russian Federation, the officials were questioned about a multitude of potential threats confronting the United States, including North Korea's long-range missile campaign.

by | February 15, 2018 | 22:13

Drawing support from across the state and nationally, Good raised more money than Buchanan, whose father is U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan , R-Fla. There are more than 122,000 voters in District 72. Before polls even opened on Tuesday, absentee and in-person early voting turnout was 3 percent. His approval and disapproval numbers are now tied at 47 percent each.

by | February 15, 2018 | 22:07

Ben Bennight , the 36-year-old YouTube video blogger from MS, noticed in September an alarming comment on a video he'd posted. Bennight told Buzzfeed that the agents asked him if he knew Cruz, but he did not. "The FBI conducted database reviews and other checks, but was unable to further identify the person who posted the comment". Law enforcement has taken some previous online school shooting threats very seriously: a Virginia middle school student faced criminal charges for ...

by | February 15, 2018 | 22:05

He is the only suspect in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland , Florida , in which 17 people have so far been confirmed dead. I was so scared; I didn't know what to do", Girao said. "We were just like praying and crying", said a student at the school. People are brought out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after the shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people.

by | February 15, 2018 | 22:01

About half a dozen same-sex marriages that took place in Bermuda between when they were legalised by a court ruling in May 2017 and the repeal are recognised under the new law. The House of Assembly passed the legislation December 8 without amendment to replace same-sex marriage with domestic partnerships after a five-hour debate.