In striking down McMonagle's requests for a mistrial, the judge noted that Cosby publicist Andrew Wyatt has been giving his own explanations to media about deadlocks and mistrials. From defense attorney Brian McMonagle: "There were no winners here but like the song goes you don't always get what you want but if you try sometimes.
Foster's rivals in Northern Ireland, such as Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, have objected, describing any partnership between the Conservatives and the DUP as "a coalition of chaos". Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said the government should put economic growth at the heart of its Brexit strategy, comments placing her in the camp of those advocating a closer trade relationship with the European Union , or "soft" Brexit.
The president announced changes to Obama-era Cuba policy, and challenged the Castro government to negotiate a better deal. Still, Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian cruise lines expressed satisfaction that Trump's policy will allow them to continue sailing to Cuba .
The marches were organised by ACT (American Congress for Truth) for America, which describes itself as a "grassroots national security organization" that vows to defend America's founding "western values" and "protect America from terrorism".
Michigan Rep. John Conyers , the House Judiciary Committee's top-ranking Democrat , said that the lawsuit will have the largest number of congressional plaintiffs of any lawsuit lodged against the president so far in USA history. The lawsuit said Trump maintains the Foreign Emoluments Clause does not require him to obtain approval from Congress "before accepting benefits arising out of exchanges between foreign states and his businesses".
The fighting - backed by bombing from the US-led coalition - left at least 12 IS jihadists dead in al Romaniya, the SDF said. Tens of thousands have fled from the city and its surroundings since the SDF announced their operation to capture Raqqa in November.