Sotheby's revealed that the diamond was sold to Hong Kong jewelry retailer, Chow Tai Fook. The selling price? Just a measly $71.2 million. The 59.6 carat diamond breaks the previous world record, which was set by the " Oppenheimer Blue ".
His comments came moments before President Donald Trump said relations with Russian Federation had reached a "all-time low". However, Trump also said Mr Tillerson's Moscow meetings went better than expected. US President Donald Trump even criticised Putin on Wednesday, something he has largely left to top aides over the last several days. Until the chemical attack, the Trump administration had sought to step back from the USA position that Assad should leave power.
Jews in San Diego and around the world will gather for a ritual meal called a Seder , which means order. The Trump White House was still figuring out its Seder plans on Monday morning, but said that the Seder would take place that night, when the holiday begins.
On April 27 the state will kill only one man after the eighth death-row inmate scheduled to die was granted a stay earlier this month . Arkansas scheduled the executions to take place before its supply of midazolam expires at the end of the month.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently received a proposal from his ruling Liberal Democratic Party, calling for a review of rescue measures in the event of a North Korea regime collapse, local newspaper Sankei Shimbun reported Thursday. If China decides to help, that would be great. Fears have been growing that the reclusive North could soon conduct its sixth nuclear test or more missile launches in defiance of UN sanctions and stark warnings from the United States that a policy of ...
West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee applauded Justice for vetoing the bill. House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, said the House of Delegates may try to override Justice's veto but said he wasn't sure there were enough votes to do so.
Justice, under the Trump administration, submitted a dismissal agreement Friday in the Middle District of N.C., where competing lawsuits were filed May 9. This means public schools, courthouses, and state and local government agencies can not have a policy that allows transgender people to use the right restroom.
Taxes came up frequently and some other questions focused on climate change, gun control and the investigation into the Veterans Administration. Coffman did the same thing during his town hall meeting after saying Spicer should resign. Attendees had to order tickets and their questions were chosen by a lottery. Read the latest on Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. Democrats, for their part, have felt the heat from anti-Trump constituents at town halls and are also taking precautions.
Donald Trump has described how he boasted about ordering a missile strike in Syria to the Chinese president while eating "the most lovely piece of chocolate cake". While it's unclear if this was just a slip of the tongue, it's important to note that Iraq and Syria are two very different countries. "It's so incredible.
Joe Stork of Human Rights Watch said el-Sissi "seems to think that more repression of all Egyptians is the simple answer to terrorist attacks". The first attack took place in the Saint George church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, north of Cairo, killing 27 and wounding at least 78, the Ministry of Health said.
But that was not all. They even slit their own palms and stripped off their clothes. "It is wrong. It is wrong for farmers to protest in Delhi", he said. These are in the hands of the Central government. It has merely advanced Rs 2000 crore to Tamil Nadu in this regard. And now, even as they struggle for visibility in Delhi, life goes on as usual in their home state.
While on his way to meet with Miami residents about their experiences living in public housing, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson got a first-hand look. Carson took the incident in good spirits, smiling as he emerged from the elevator. Carson and his wife were eventually freed from the elevator by firefighters on the scene, creating quite a chaotic and weird scene but hopefully gave the fledgling Cabinet member some food for thought.
Hispanic students graduated at a rate of 75.4 percent, up by 1.7 percent from the previous year, while black students graduated at a rate of 78.8 percent, up 0.7 percent from the previous year. The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC-based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, a career, and citizenship.
But Visbal has made no secret of her admiration for her statue's massive counterpart: "The bull is lovely", she told The New York Post in March. But the installation of the bold girl defiantly standing in the bull's path has transformed the meaning of one of New York's best-known public artworks.
Mohamed Farag al-Shahhat, said during a military-held symposium in February that at least 500 terrorists have been killed since a massive anti-terror campaign, known as "The Martyr's Right", started in September 2015. Thousands of Israelis had been expected to cross into the Sinai Peninsula for the Passover holiday. The closure was ordered by Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz, after consultation with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and other security officials, ...
Six civilians were killed in Indian-occupied Kashmir on Sunday when police opened fire at protesters who stormed polling stations during a by-election for a parliamentary seat, a top officer said. As a security measure, the internet service was suspended until April 12. The abysmally low voter turnout of below 6%, the lowest in 30 years, is a tangible indication that the people of Jammu and Kashmir have categorically rejected the "sham elections", which can not be an alternative to the ...
Fans were ordered to leave the course as line of risky storms swept across the Deep South, sparking tornado warnings in Georgia and neighboring SC. Severe storms and tornado watches are expected to continue throughout the day and into the night.
Human rights activists say China's use of the death penalty remains shrouded in secrecy and still outpaces the rest of the world combined, even after the nation's execution rate fell sharply in recent years. The report showed that executions at the global level had decreased 37% from a historical high of 1,634 executions in 2015. Iran , Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan were the top executioners.
U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos dismissed Republican assertions that the voter identification law was meant to combat fraud, calling that rationale a "pretext" to suppress the voting rights of Hispanics and African-Americans, who overwhelmingly support Democrats.
He'll sit in on the justices' conference on Thursday and weigh in on upcoming cases to add to the docket. He is expected to take part in oral arguments in 13 cases during the court's current term, which ends in June. McConnell declared within hours of Scalia's death in February of past year that then-President Barack Obama should not be allowed to fill the seat. This will be followed by a public ceremony at the White House.
U.S. President Barack Obama, right, lines up a putt as British Prime Minister David Cameron looks on from the 3rd green at The Grove Golf Course near Watford in Hertfordshire on April 23, 2016. Nine planes breached the temporary flight restrictions seen each time Trump travels to Mar-a-Lago, the FAA said Monday. "You know what - and I love golf - but if I were in the White House, I don't think I'd ever see Turnberry [in Scotland] again", Trump said.
Pope Francis was invited to visit Egypt by Coptic Catholic bishops during their ad limina visit at the Vatican Feb. 6, during which they also gave a report on the state of the Church in their country. Trump spoke by phone Sunday with el-Sissi to express confidence that Egypt will do what it can "to protect Christians and all Egyptians". After celebrating Palm Sunday Mass April 9, Pope Francis prayed for victims of "the attack that unfortunately took place today near Cairo", voicing his ...
Paul has repeatedly raised objections to the Syria strike on constitutional grounds, but he also questions the inherent merits military intervention against the Bashar al-Assad regime. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump is hosting China's President Xi Jinping at his Florida resort. US officials say it appears to be a liquid-fuelled, extended-range Scud missile.
The drone missions would be used to recognize early-stage weapons and North Korea military buildup at the border, and play a "major role" in identifying key targets, Seoul's military said. It claims its nuclear weapons are a necessary deterrent to the USA military threat. The U.N. Security Council on Thursday decried North Korea's most recent missile test as another violation of past sanctions resolutions imposed on the country.
The departure of the 65-year-old former Fox News host, who said in an interview that Hillary Clinton was so anxious about her Senate candidacy in 2006 that she sent helicopters to her house, comes after two other high profile moves. At the time , it was reported Flynn's replacement, H.R. McMaster, was going to keep McFarland in her post on the National Security Council. She will serve two more weeks before taking on a new role as the USA ambassador to Singapore, Bloomberg Politics ...