For a reminder of how his party fared in those midterm elections, Trump only had to look at the sea of white outfits worn by Democratic women in attendance on the House floor. Abrams narrowly lost her bid in November to become America's first black female governor, and party leaders are aggressively recruiting her to run for U.S.
Earlier that month, Trump announced that the USA would withdraw troops from Syria, claiming that the US had defeated ISIS in the country. After the speech, Democratic Representative Eliot Engel, chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, said Trump's Syria plans did not seem well thought out and could put United States allies like the Kurds and Israel at risk, while empowering Iran .
Over 135,000 worshipers, including from war-wracked Yemen , erupted in cheers as the pontiff was driven into the Zayed Sports City Stadium . Pope Francis gestures during a farewell ceremony before leaving Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates February 5, 2019.
May is seeking legally binding changes to the deal to replace the Northern Irish backstop, an insurance policy that aims to prevent the reintroduction of a hard border between EU-member Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland.
Douglas Wilder, who is one of two African-Americans ever elected governor in U.S. history, tweeted on Saturday calling for Northam's resignation. Eastern Virginia Medical School President Richard V. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, the man who would replace Northam, took a more diplomatic tone when asked whether Northam should resign. "I have to think about the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia", Fairfax said.
Iraq's constitution stipulates that its territory will not be used to commit transgressions against any other nation, deputy parliament speaker Hassan Karim al-Kaabi pointed out, adding that the parliament will work on legislation to kick United States troops out.