The country was taken by surprise when Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe on October 26, nearly two years before his five-year term was up and called a snap election for January 5. His party and its allies have a simple majority in Parliament and have argued from the beginning that President Sirisena's actions were unconstitutional.
Zinke is one of several members of Trump's cabinet to come under fire over expenditures, including reports that his department was spending almost $139,000 to upgrade three sets of double doors in his office - a cost he later said he negotiated down to $75,000.
The FBI interview took place on January 24, 2017, soon after Trump took office. Without providing an explanation of why Flynn lied in the first place - which remains a mystery to this day - the filing played into Trump defenders' conspiratorial attacks on the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The proposal also limits the time her two deputies, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), can stay in their posts , although those changes will likely have to be ratified by the full caucus.
EU leaders have insisted that the backstop can not be taken out of the deal, but May is sure to seek flexibility on this from her European partners. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a stark message for Theresa May on Tuesday: The Brexit deal can not be renegotiated.
Emergency medical technicians discovered the girl's fever was 105.7 degrees Fahrenheit (40.9 degrees Celsius), and she was airlifted to an El Paso, Texas , hospital, where she later died. Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of DE said the girl's death was part of a larger moral problem of the Trump administration's treatment of migrants who make a perilous journey to escape violence, and cuts to programs aimed at helping to stabilize Central American countries.
Mr Khashoggi never re-emerged after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on 2 October after he went to pick up papers he needed to get married. "The clear flaws in this case raise serious concerns about rule of law and judicial independence in Myanmar", the US Embassy said a statement then, calling the verdict a "major setback" in expanding democracy in the country.
Speaking in a televised address to the nation, Mr Macron said that the anger of protesters was "deep, and in many ways legitimate". The yellow vest protests began in November against a rise in fuel taxes - which Macron retreated from last week - but mushroomed into other, sometimes contradictory demands.
The program that Chinese officials call " Made in China 2025 " has been one of the main targets in Trump's trade war . The forthcoming statements from the White House, and the expected indictments targeting Chinese agents from the DOJ also coincides with the increasing scrutiny towards Chinese telecom giant Huawei , and the worldwide saga of its Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Canada at the behest of the US government on December 1.
Under Conservative Party rules, Mrs May can not now be ousted for a year. He said the prime minister was trying to avoid the vote on the "botched" and "dismal" deal - and urged parliament to "take back control". Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg told the Press Association Mrs May should resign 'as soon as the Queen has a moment in her diary to see her'. He said: "I have been asked how I will vote tonight".
An updated House of Commons schedule said there would also be a statement on "business of the House" after May's address, indicating a sudden change to the parliamentary timetable. She is under attack from more strident Brexit backers in her own party as well as europhiles who want either a second referendum or a pact that maintains stronger EU-UK ties than the one offered by May.
A spokeswoman said: "We take the safety and security of our people at Facebook extremely seriously and are glad that everyone is safe". They told the public to avoid the area around the 200 block of Jefferson Drive in Menlo Park as officers investigate a bomb threat.
A report with bylines of Rampton and Holland claimed: "Trump refused to comment on whether Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was complicit in the murder , but he provided perhaps his most explicit show of support for the prince since Khashoggi's death more than two months ago".
On the issue of brand valuation, something which was discussed very intensely during the trial, the court found that Kingfisher had suppressed the less favourable valuation of the brand and instead only shared the one which had given a significantly higher amount of valuation.
ABC News first reported that Butina would cooperate with prosecutors. A spokesman did not respond to a request for comment Monday. The case against Butina is being prosecuted by the U.S. Butina ran a small Russian group called the Right to Bear Arms that appears to have been funded in part by Russian politician Alexander Torshin , an ally of President Vladimir Putin .
What happens during a no-confidence vote? If she wins, no new leadership challenge can be called for a year. There will be a leadership contest to decide her replacement. "A new leader wouldn't be in place by January 21 legal deadline, so a leadership election risks handing control of the Brexit negotiations to opposition MPs in Parliament", May said.
Ideas such as hiring a security firm to keep tabs on her, electronic monitoring and supervision were all brought forward, and in the end, the decision was made to place Meng under 24/7 surveillance (of which she must pay for). China had threatened severe consequences unless Canada released Meng immediately. USA authorities have until January 8, 2019 to file a formal extradition request or else Meng will be released.
In line with exit polls, the Congress appeared to be returning to power after a five-year gap in Rajasthan , the country's largest state which has not re-elected a ruling party in recent times. The Congress will have to enlist the support of at least one of the four independents or of the lone Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate elected in Madhya Pradesh to form the next government in the state.
Media reports said May is under pressure from her Cabinet to delay today's vote on the draft Brexit plan and fly to Brussels to secure more concessions ahead of a planned summit with the other 27 European Union leaders on Thursday and Friday.
Mr Kelly, 68, was credited with keeping a sometimes impulsive president in check and upholding the protocols of government, but there were fears that Mr Ayers would gear the White House towards electioneering, ... The fact that Trump is struggling to attract any heavyweights for what was once considered a plum political posting speaks to the increasing isolation the president finds himself in, as special counsel Robert Mueller probes whether his campaign may have colluded with Russian ...