Tillerson says State Department spending 'simply not sustainable'
Rex Tillerson told reporters in Tokyo Thursday morning that he is "confident" the President's proposed budget cuts to the State Department will make the agency "much more efficient". McPike, the IJR reporter, is traveling unilaterally and is not a pool reporter.
The decision to travel on a smaller aircraft was Tillerson's, Toner said, and was in part an effort to save money.
He said "clearly the level of spending that the State Department has been undertaking is unsustainable". "I'm not saying this is going to be the norm going forward". The journalists who reported Tillerson's landing in Tokyo on Wednesday evening travelled there on commercial flights. They are expected to discuss Japan's plans to step up missile defense and the possible deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, as well as President Donald Trump's concerns about the USA trade imbalance with Japan, Reuters reported. He said the situation was challenging, but that he took on the challenge that Trump had given him "willingly".
"It was chose to take a journalist who was not, or from an outlet that doesn't normally travel with the secretary, as part of an effort to include a broader representation of the USA media", added Toner, who also served under former president Barack Obama.
Poultry breeder Aviagen culls U.S. flock over bird flu fears
Officials haven't said what avian flu strains are involved and said samples were on their way for testing at the NVSL in Iowa. Each year, the Kord Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory tests approximately 22,000 samples from poultry for avian influenza.
Brexit: Scotland's leader Nicola Sturgeon seeks new independence referendum
Scotland rejected independence by 55 per cent in a September 2014 vote and the British government says that settled the question. While a majority of voters in England and Wales chose to leave the European Union , 62 percent of Scottish voters opted to stay.
U.S. charges Russian spies over Yahoo breach
The indictments represent the first time the United States has brought criminal charges against Russian officials for cyber offenses.
The White House proposal to cut the core State Department and US Agency for International Development (USAID) budget from $36.7 billion in 2017 to $25.6 billion in fiscal year 2018 reflects the Trump administration's expectation that the United States will be involved in fewer military conflicts overseas and that other countries will be contributing more for foreign assistance, Tillerson said. News outlets such as CNN, New York Times, and Reuters complained regarding the matter.
"We understand the challenge", the former Exxon Mobil CEO said.
Republican secretaries of state Alexander Haig, George Shultz, James Baker, and Condoleezza Rice routinely took 10 or more journalists on their overseas trips, even to war zones.
Trump 2005 Tax Return Ratings Boon For MSNBC's Rachel Maddow
And a recent Langer Research poll showed that nearly three-quarters of Americans believe Trump should release his tax returns. The White House in a Tuesday night statement called the tax story a sign that Maddow was "desperate for ratings".
Arsenal coach confirms Arsene Wenger will not leave Arsenal this summer
But Pulis reckons the Frenchman is determined to stay beyond the summer. It is just about making sure you stay with them and stay in the game .
Player fouls with team leading in final seconds of NCAA Tournament game
Julia Louis-Dreyfus was on hand Thursday to cheer on her alma mater, Northwestern, in their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance. Fisher-Davis looked up at the scoreboard and immediately realized his mistake.
White House Border Wall Request Sets Up Clash With Democrats
In Washington, Democrats have already vowed to reject any spending bill that includes money for the border wall. He also wants to boost immigration courts by $80 million to pay for 75 additional teams of judges.
Trump opens the door to weaker vehicle standards
Whether jobs will leave or not, the evidence that fuel economy rules will be what makes jobs disappear is rather murky. Environmentalists have vowed to sue if the Trump administration weakens them.
No clarification, no regrets from Kohli
India were favourites at the start of the series but Australia's huge win in Pune proved they can't be taken lightly. The BCCI withdrew the complaint later on the same day after a meeting between the BCCI and Cricket Australia .
U.S. attorney for NY's northern district to stay on until June
Also, John Horn, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, entered that position upon an appointment by Chief U.S. For example, African-Americans, who make up roughly 13% of the USA population, were 31.7% of drug arrestees in 2011 show.
England Preparation For Ireland Clash Assured With Eddie Jones, Says Courtney Lawes
It's been a long time waiting for them and they will be keen to put this right on Friday night. But the truth is that England are a side that Ireland are now aspiring to be more like.
Carnival cruise ship comes within feet of jet skiers
While the ship's captain Doug Brown attempted to steer the ship away, he was limited in how far he could maneuver the vessel. A video taken by a passenger onboard the ship shows just how close the vessel came to the sheriff's boat and the jet skiers.
Dutch PM Rutte comes first in election but loses seats
This Agreement includes the free movement of people from Turkey to EU Schengen countries which include the Netherlands . For Wilders, the poll was a test whether his fiery nationalist rhetoric caught the imagination of the population.
Mar 16 2017