He helped a Germany that was split during the Cold War between a capitalist west and a communist east make the traumatic transition to a unified democracy. "He stood fast to the dream and aim of a united Germany even as others hesitated", she said in a televised statement from Rome. He celebrated the European Union's eastward expansion in 2004 with a speech declaring that "the most important rule of the new Europe is: There must never again be violence in Europe".
In February, Michael Flynn, who was then U.S. national security adviser and has since resigned, said the Trump administration was "putting Iran on notice " following an Iranian missile test and an attack on a Saudi warship by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Rosenstein said that while it depends on the circumstances, "I think the general answer is no". Justice Department regulations show the President does not have direct power to sack a special counsel, but the Attorney-General does, meaning Mr Trump could simply order acting Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein to sack Mr Mueller instead.
Scalise, 51, the No. 3 House Republican leader, was first elected in 2008. The annual Congressional Baseball Game pits Republicans against Democrats , but this year the focus has turned to showing unity in the wake of the shooting .
Syria's six-year civil war remained the largest single cause of displacement, with 12 million people followed by some 7.7 million Colombians, 4.7 million Afghans, 4.2 million Iraqis and 3.3 million South Sudanese. There are plans to expand the programme and open similar sites throughout the country to give assistance and hope to millions of displaced people, although both hope and cash are in short supply.
The first round of formal negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union will begin on June 19, it has been confirmed. The announcement followed speculation that talks may have to be delayed because of the inconclusive outcome of last week's General Election, which has already forced the State Opening of Parliament to be put back from June 19 to 21.