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But Mulvaney could also fall into some of the same traps that have plagued him as Office of Management and Budget director. The president made no mention of Porter's ex-wives and voiced no condemnation of domestic violence in general. He said: "Domestic violence is abhorrent and has no place in our society". The memo, a copy of which was tweeted out by a reporter, had the subject headline: 'A Letter from the Chief of Staff'.
  • Modi arrives in Ramallah aboard Jordanian helicopter

    Modi arrives in Ramallah aboard Jordanian helicopter

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    Royal Hashemite Court Chief Fayez Tarawneh, Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Director of the Office of His Majesty Jafar Hassan, India's Ambassador to Jordan Shubhdarshini Tripathi and the accompanying Indian delegation attended the meeting. Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem as Israel's capital angered the Palestinians, sparked protests in the Middle East and raised concern that it could further destabilise the region, marred by decades of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Israel launches large scale attack against Syria

    Israel launches large scale attack against Syria

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    Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi, from Netanyahu's Likud Party, said that after Israel's repeated warnings on Iran in Syria - what he called a "yellow card" for the Islamic Republic - Saturday's strike represented a "red card".
  • Israel Launches Attack In Syria After Shooting Down Iranian Drone

    Israel Launches Attack In Syria After Shooting Down Iranian Drone

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    Conricus said missile remnants were found near the crash site: "We don't know yet if it's an SA-5 or SA-17, but it's a Syrian anti-aircraft missile". The pro-Syrian military alliance, which includes Hezbollah and Iran , released a statement describing the Israeli claim that an Iranian drone had entered its airspace as a "lie and fabrication".
  • 'Psycho' Star John Gavin Dead at 86

    'Psycho' Star John Gavin Dead at 86

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    He was 86 years old. He was surrounded by his family. After roles in Midnight Lace , Romanoff and Juliet and Back Street , Gavin jumped to TV roles including Western series Destry before nearly signing on to play James Bond in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) following George Lazenby's departure.
  • Trump won't declassify Democrats' memo, citing national security concerns

    Trump won't declassify Democrats' memo, citing national security concerns

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    There was a second letter that was not publicly disclosed (no doubt due to the classified information within) detailing to the House Intelligence Committee the problems they have with releasing the memo . Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). "The President's decision to block the Democratic memo from release is part of a risky and desperate pattern of cover-up on the part of the President, " she said.
  • Ragbir safe from deportation for now

    Ragbir safe from deportation for now

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    A well-known immigrant rights activist who was on the cusp of being deported this week has filed a lawsuit that allows him to stay in the USA, for now. "Ragbir is now able to remain in the United States free until the Court reviews his constitutional claims", said R. Stanton Jones from Arnold & Porter.
  • Accused says woman hired him on Craigslist to kill her

    Accused says woman hired him on Craigslist to kill her

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    Investigators say Bollinger's body had a lethal amount of heroin in it when she was found, although the gunshot was the cause of death. Sheriff Michael McIntosh said in a press conference Friday that Bollinger and Lopez knew each other through social media and had only been friends for a short period of time.
  • Heading home, Pence asserts unity on pressuring North Korea

    Heading home, Pence asserts unity on pressuring North Korea

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    The recent detente, anchored by South Korea's hosting of the Winter Olympic Games that began on Friday, came despite an acceleration in the North's weapons programmes previous year and pressure from Seoul's allies in Washington. He did not shake hands with Kim Yong Nam while making a brief appearance at a leaders' reception ahead of the ceremony - although Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did so.
  • Indian PM visits Ramallah, backs independent Palestine state

    Indian PM visits Ramallah, backs independent Palestine state

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    During this, President Mahmood was also present with Modi. The relationship has grown from a commercial and friendly nature and has acquired a lot of strategic depth. The investment from the UAE to India exceeds Dollars 11 billion. PM Modi, who is here on his second visit to the UAE, held wide-ranging talks with and Mohammed Bin Zayed.
  • All parties in support of Andhra MPs

    All parties in support of Andhra MPs

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    According to the report, the Centre released Rs 417.44 crore for the Polavaram project, which had found no mention in the 2018 Budget, thereby infuriating the TDP. It also marks the end of the first half of the Budget session in the Lok Sabha.Around 15 members from both TDP and YSR Congress were in the Well displaying placards and shouting slogans.
  • BJP Workers Ransack VK Pandian's Residence, 5 Arrested

    BJP Workers Ransack VK Pandian's Residence, 5 Arrested

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    The BJP activists barged into the residence after attacking the security personnel, damaged flower pots and several two-wheelers. Official sources said the Election Commission of India (ECI) has cleared the names of Sarangi and Pankaj from among the list of three each IAS and IPS officers recommended by the State Government for the posts.
  • North Korea's Kim Jung Un invites South Korean president for summit

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    But a bonus was the North Korean "army of beauties", or "cheerleaders" as they've been dubbed - a group of 230 women attending to cheer on the North Korean delegation at this year's Games. "We are investigating the cause and we will share more information". If peace isn't imminent, a summit in Pyongyang between Moon and Kim Jong Un seems preferable to recent months' threats.
  • Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un impersonators ejected from Opening Ceremony

    Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un impersonators ejected from Opening Ceremony

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    Even Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has shared the American skepticism of warming inter-Korean relations and pressed Moon against falling for the North's "smile diplomacy", greeted Kim Yong Nam. But North Korea's awful record on human rights and the growing threat from its nuclear weapons program appeared out of mind. Later in the day, Pence flew to PyeongChang to join the opening ceremony of the February 9-25 Winter Games, with all eyes on whether Pence and the North's delegates ...
  • Combined Korean hockey team makes historic Olympic debut

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    The delegation was due to take a high-speed train to Pyeongchang, where the Olympics opening ceremony would be held later Friday, and attended by the U.S. It came after athletes from North and South Korea , who are still technically at war, marched under the unification flag to bring the athletes' parade to a close.