Trump announced he would move the embassy in December, fulfilling a promise made on the presidential campaign trail. The embassy move is expected to complicate efforts to restart peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians - and jeopardise the traditional, if disputed, U.S.
It was clear the emotions among the survivors and parents of victims of the attack last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida were still very raw and many were still in shock. "I'm honestly gobsmacked that the president used a forum with gun violence survivors to pimp the (National Rifle Association's) priority legislation and to suggest arming teachers", Watts said.
Russian Federation is also preparing a resolution on humanitarian issues in Syria, amid concerns over the escalating violence in the country. "We are ready to provide assistance to the victims of the [ongoing] hostilities in eastern Ghouta , including medication, food and clothing", Kempa tweeted on Thursday.
A top United States official says Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been briefed - and fully supports - a raft of new sanctions against North Korea . "There's a huge process that goes into preparing these sanction packages, as soon as they were ready, we were ready to release them today". It comes after North Korea conducted a series of missile tests past year, spurring a war of words between the US President and North Korea's Kim Jong Un .
They confiscated a total 360 packages of cocaine of very high purity, weighing approximately 858 pounds and worth more than $60 million, which was smuggled in 12 suitcases kept in a school building within the embassy's grounds. Ali Abynov, a former embassy official and Mr. K's contact there, was detained at his apartment in Moscow on Thursday. The mysterious "Mr. K" is thought to remain at large in Germany with an global order for his arrest, according to Security Minister Bullrich.
Canada's nightmare defeat added to the misery of a hockey-mad nation a day after the women's team, seeking a fifth consecutive gold, lost the final to the United States in a shootout. "I'm proud of our team and the work all of the players and staff have put in throughout this journey". Just as remarkable was the loss for Canada, which has won the gold in men's curling at the last three Winter Olympics.