Critics are skeptical because it has taken so long into the presidency to announce the initiative and Trump has made disparaging remarks about a region that is home to 1.2 billion people. American lawmakers and senior military officers are anxious about the future of the US base and that China could soon oversee operations at a key port in the country formerly run by a Dubai firm, giving it a crucial perch at the southern entrance to the Red Sea on the route to the Suez Canal.
Australia has chose to formally recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel , but will not move its embassy from Tel Aviv until a peace settlement is achieved. He is expected to put the move on ice, at least until a peace settlement determines the final status of the city. The move by Australia comes after US President Donald Trump drew criticism past year by recognising Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, reversing seven decades of US policy.
However, there are reports in other Catholic sources overseas with more details. The Church has been hit by a series of child abuse scandals in recent years, with widespread allegations of cover-ups, including against the pope himself. Cardinal Pell has been in Australia since July past year. The pope's mistaken defence of a Chilean bishop accused of covering up for an old paedophile priest overshadowed his trip to the South American country in January and heaped embarrassment on the Church.
She breached most of her own red lines when clashed with reality, and by doing so, alienated even more of her own MPs. Cable isn't thrilled, dropping to 1.2610 from 1.2640 after a brief jump to 1.2670. "Very objectively, the signals that we heard yesterday are not especially reassuring about the capacity in Britain to be able to honour the engagement that was undertaken", Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told reporters.
The Journal reported that prosecutors have spoken with Richard Gates-a Trump campaign staffer and the inaugural committee's deputy chair who was-about the committee's spending and donors. "The last thing a president-elect has time for is inaugural fund-raising", he said. The inaugural committee has publicly identified vendors accounting for $61 million of the $103 million it spent but hasn't coughed up any details on those expenses, according to tax filings .
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara will launch a new operation against the US-backed Kurds in northern Syria within days, amid tensions between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over Washington's support for the Kurdish militants in the Arab country.