The Senate now has 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats. "The House has compromised enough on this issue", Straus said at a hastily organized news conference, moments after he adjourned his chamber without appointing members of a conference committee that might have sought to work more on the issue.
The Post reported earlier that investigators are focusing on meetings he held in December with Moscow's ambassador and the head of a Russian bank that has been under United States sanctions since 2014. Kushner's involvement in the proposed back channel was first reported by The Washington Post , which said he proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for the discussions, apparently to make them more hard to monitor.
Bahraini security forces on Tuesday raided the home of the kingdom's Shi'ite Muslim spiritual leader and shot dead at least one demonstrator during the operation. Activists stressed that Al-Dirazi was arrested after the sentence was issued and he was directly transferred to Jaw prison to serve his sentence. As the assault continues, the government has refused to accredit some journalists and arrested a news agency photographer and social media activist.
A USA strike targeting Daesh terrorists in a Mosul building in March killed at least 105 civilians when the blast caused Daesh weapons to explode, the us defense department said this week. Lashkiri added the army aims to control Old Mosul today completely, combining heavy weapon with fighter jet strikes. With gruelling high temperatures during the day, most leave at night, walking several hours before reaching the nearest military checkpoints.
The letter to Erdogan comes one day after Rep. Ed Royce (D-California) wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging them to investigate the violence and determine whether criminal charges are warranted against any of the bodyguards.
Juncker, Tusk and Erdogan met together for 40 minutes, followed by a 30-minute meeting between Juncker and Erdogan, a spokeswoman for the Commission said. "We must dispel that notion entirely and make it clear that the United States rejects any and all attempts to deny people the right to raise their voices against those in power through nonviolent means", the lawmakers added.