Democrat John Bel Edwards won re-election as governor of Louisiana on Saturday, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump who campaigned in the state in recent weeks to support Republican challenger Eddie Rispone . He needs white democrats, and independents and a few republicans who are going to vote for him to turnout. But the 53-year-old Edwards, a former state lawmaker from rural Tangipahoa Parish, isn't exactly a national Democrat.
He said multiple witnesses confirmed his reporting that the USA embassy applied pressure not to prosecute certain individuals. President Donald Trump has tweeted an attack against the former USA ambassador to Ukraine while she was in the middle of testifying at his impeachment probe, prompting her to complain she was being intimidated.
And Turkey has been criticized for repression of political opponents, journalists and others. Washington opposes North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Ankara's purchase of the Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system, saying it posed a threat to its F-35 stealth fighter jet.
The protest came on a second day of demonstrations to mark the anniversary of a leaderless revolt that badly rattled President Emmanuel Macron's centrist government. 23 train stations were closed ahead of Saturday's action, including those near the Champs Elysees and Eiffel Tower. Tear gas envelopes protesters during a yellow vest demonstration in Paris , Saturday, Nov.
Following a meeting the day before between Trump and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Jens Stoltenberg , the White House said in a Friday statement the two leaders "agreed that all Allies should reach a defense spending target of 2 percent of gross domestic product".
But the Stockholm meeting fell apart, with Kim Myong Gil saying the US side had failed to present a new approach. The current tit-for-tat row was triggered by South Korean court rulings against Japanese companies and has seen the neighbors remove each other from their lists of trusted trade partners.