A Surprise Meeting With Henry Kissinger In The Oval Office
May 16, 2017, 09:10
In 2014, Russian Federation annexed Ukraine's Crimea region and backed separatists fighting government forces in eastern Ukraine, drawing widespread condemnation in Europe and the United States.
In Washington, Tillerson made no comment on the Comey firing or on the substantive issues he would discuss with Lavrov.
Earlier, when Lavrov arrived at the State Department to meet Tillerson, he cracked a joke about Comey's firing, answering shouted questions from reporters by saying: "Was he fired?".
Reporters also asked whether Comey's firing would affect Trump's meetings Wednesday with Russian officials, to which Trump responded "no".
Both sides sought to praise the meeting, which is the highest level face-to-face contact with a Russian official since Mr Trump took.
Lavrov arrived to the West Wing at a dramatic moment in American politics, hours after Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.
Tensions in the relationship grew following United States air strikes against a Syrian airfield in April in response to a chemical weapons attack that Washington blamed on Assad. "He was sacked? You're kidding, you're kidding", Mr Lavrov said.
"We didn't raise those absurd issues", he said in a post-meeting press conference. "Therefore, Mr. Shannon and I have done some work to ease somehow the bilateral agenda for the ministers so that they can spare time for Syria and other global issues", he said.
Widely scattered showers, storms possible Thursday morning
Storm Prediction Center climatology from 1980 to 2006 shows our historical "peak" of the severe weather season comes on May 4th. A Tornado Watch has expired for the western South Plains, replaced by a Severe Thunderstorm Watch through 7 a.m.
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President Trump said he had emphasised to Mr Lavrov his desire to build a better relationship between the United States and Russian Federation.
President Trump, wearing a dark suit and red striped tie, said he met with Kissinger to talk "about Russian Federation and various other matters".
The official also pushed back on critics who have questioned whether Trump should have met in the Oval Office with Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak, whose interactions with Trump campaign officials have come under scrutiny by federal and congressional investigators.
"We will look at the proposal, see if it can work", Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said on Monday. The U.S. only sent an envoy to the talks as an observer.
The U.S., along with some European allies, has imposed several rounds of economic sanctions on Russian Federation in response to what they called the annexation of Crimea and destabilizing activities in eastern Ukraine.
The diplomats met Wednesday in Washington - and there's a new Russian-led agreement to create safe zones in Syria.
He then added: "I believe that poiticians are damaging the political system of the United States".
"We had a very, very good meeting" Trump said shortly after seeing Lavrov.
Justin Verlander, who gave up nine runs to the Indians on April 15, held them to two in seven innings the following evening. That puts him on pace to reach 80 innings for the first time since 2009, when he was mostly a starter.
Hundreds of officers from all over the state attended the ceremony at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London, Ohio. Police officers who died in the line of duty were remembered Wednesday by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
There were reports that she was either homeless at the time of her death or that she had been living in an in trailer park. Moran's death was conducted by the Harrison County Sheriff's Department and the Harrison County Coroner's Office".
According to former White House official Dennis Ross, the gap between Israelis and Palestinians "has probably never been greater". And one of Trump's promises - moving the us embassy to Jerusalem - could thwart the peace process.
Leaders of some faith groups condemned the order, saying it would damage congregations by politicizing them. America has a rich tradition of social change beginning in our pews and our pulpits", he said.
Odorizzi (1-1, 4.15 ERA) will face Marlins LHP Wei-Yin Chen (2-1, 4.71 ERA) in the opener of a four-game series at Miami. Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (0-1, 2.70) starts the opener of a three-game series against the New York Yankees .
SoftBank paid more than $20 billion to take control of Sprint in 2012 and has struggled to turn the US carrier around. Shares of both Sprint and T-Mobile were up more than 2 percent Wednesday morning on the news.
But if we go by Mocha RQ's post on Weibo, the smartphone will have a full HD display, instead of a 2K one on its 5.5-inch screen. The source also says that dual camera is pretty much confirmed, but it won't be arranged as the renders have you believe.
Cabrera Bello threw his 8-iron high in the air, and it went into the water, though at least it could be retrieved. Now he has a platform upon which to build for the rest of the year having returned to the world's top 100.
Hanford, which is roughly half the size of Rhode Island, spent decades making plutonium for the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal. Its last reactor closed down in 1987 but millions of gallons of leftover waste are contained in tanks at the site.
Mychal Givens pitched two ideal innings, Donnie Hart got two outs in the ninth and Darren O'Day finished for his first save. OF Joey Rickard (sprained finger) took soft-toss swings in a session manager Buck Showalter called "very encouraging".
Thousands demonstrate against new French president Macron
Macron's landslide win over the far-right's Marine Le Pen has been hailed a victory of hope and optimism, over fear and reaction. Le Pen's campaign advisers say the National Front is now the "primary opposition party in the country".
US environmental chief to recuse himself from court cases
One scientist on the board said he had never before seen a person not reappointed to the board during a presidential transition. The Environmental Protection Agency has reportedly dismissed half the scientists serving on a crucial science review board .
Sore ankle keeps Raptors G Lowry out of starting lineup
NOTES: The Cavaliers went 10-0 to open the playoffs in 2016 and, with their Game 3 win, are 7-0 to open the playoffs this season. Lowry was getting more treatment Saturday, adding that he's not "giving up hope" of being ready to attempt playing in Game 4 .
Russia: Syria deal bans US-led coalition aircraft
But the Pentagon said the de-escalation agreement will not affect the US -led air campaign against the Islamic State group. Iran, Russia and Turkey have agreed on a plan to create safe zones in Syria with the aim of alleviating civilian hardship.
Cardinals' Fowler, Piscotty hurt against Brewers
The severity of the strain has not been revealed, but an injury of this variety typically requires a trip to the disabled list. Cardinals: INF Jhonny Peralta (upper respiratory illness) is to begin a rehab assignment at Class A Palm Beach on Friday.