The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said President Donald Trump does support a bill the House is set to vote on Thursday to provide a short-term extension of government funding.
“I spoke with the president. He fully supports passing what we’re bringing to the floor today,” House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters.
Questions about Trump’s support arose earlier on Thursday after the president posted a tweet that said a children’s healthcare provision in the legislation should be part of a long-term solution not a short-term bill.
(Reporting by Susan Cornwell and Makini Brice; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Doina Chiacu)
Federal prosecutors will interview Ukraine gas company executive for probe into Rudy Giuliani
The Associated Press reported Tuesday afternoon that federal prosecutors are going to interview an executive working with a Ukraine state-owned gas company as part of their investigation into Rudy Giuliani.
While Giuliani was working to stir up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, he was also working to score cash from a lucrative deal with the gas company Naftogaz.
The AP said that a lawyer for Andrew Favorov has revealed that his client is slated to meet with the U.S. Justice Department.
Hong Kong turn backs on Chinese anthem then cheer team to first win
Hong Kong fans turned their backs to the Chinese national anthem once again but supported their team and were rewarded with a first win in Asian qualifying, 2-0, over Cambodia, on Tuesday.
Before the match, home fans jeered and turned their backs to the pitch as the Chinese national anthem played. FIFA fined the Hong Kong Football Association 15,000 Swiss francs (13,700 euros or HK$117,944) following a similar incident before the September 10 match against Iran.
On Tuesday, James Ha put the hosts ahead with a close-range half-volley in the 21st minute.
Cambodia, under pressure for most of the match, were reduced to 10 men in the 78th minute when Soeuy Visal was sent off after flicking the ball out of the goalkeeper's hands to collect a second yellow card.
Pentagon says Iran’s missiles unrivaled in Middle East
Despite decades of sanctions, Iran has succeeded in developing its missile arsenal, which is larger than that of any other Middle Eastern country including Israel, a Pentagon study said Tuesday.
"Iran has an extensive missile development program, and the size and sophistication of its missile force continues to grow despite decades of counterproliferation efforts aimed at curbing its advancement," the Defense Intelligence Agency said.
The study said Iran considered missiles to be a strategic necessity due to the limitations of its air force, which still has some US planes ordered by the pro-Western shah, who was toppled in 1979.