Today, 16 June 2021, Mr Karim Asad Ahmad Khan QC gave his solemn undertaking and formally took office as the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court („ICC“ or the „Court“) during a ceremony held at the Seat of the Court in The Hague, The Netherlands. Mr Khan, a national of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, was elected as ICC Prosecutor on 12 February 2021, for a nine-year term, at the second resumed nineteenth session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute („ASP“) in New York
The leaders of the eight parties that compose the new coalition won’t be able to serve in any other government that might arise during the 24th Knesset, a clause in the emerging coalition agreements stipulates.
The exact wording of the clause is currently under negotiation between the incoming prime minister, Naftali Bennett, and Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid. Its purpose is to ensure the government will not fall before the rotation between the two leaders takes place.
Yamina lawmaker Nir Orbach on Tuesday told his party head, Naftali Bennett, that he intends to vote in support of the new government on Sunday’s confidence vote in the Knesset.
In recent days, Orbach has debated whether he should back the proposed Bennett-Lapid government.
Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin is slated to announce that Yesh Atid’s Yair Lapid has succeeded in forming a coalition at the parliament’s meeting on Monday. This means that the government that Lapid has put together with Yamina’s Naftali Bennett will be sworn in by next Monday at the latest.
Security was tight in Niamey Friday amid fears that the inauguration could prompt more violence in Niger.
Newly minted Vice President Kamala Harris swore in Georgia Sens. Jon Ossoff (D) and Raphael Warnock (D), who defeated Sens. David Perdue (R.) and Kelly Loeffler (R.) in Georgia’s runoff elections on Jan. 5.
Harris also swore in her successor as California senator, former California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who will hold the seat through the scheduled end of Harris’s term in 2022.
Pop superstar Lady Gaga performs a rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
Joe Biden is set to become the nation’s 46th president today.
In Denver, the Colorado Capitol’s lower windows were covered in anticipation of possible unrest — but hardly anyone showed up on Sunday. „I’m really surprised. I figured there’d be more than this,“ a supporter of President Trump told Colorado Public Radio.
In Lansing, where protesters swarmed Michigan’s Capitol building last May and a plot against the governor was uncovered in recent months, Sunday’s protest was deemed „eclectic, but small and dull“ by Michigan Radio. Events remained quiet, despite some demonstrators bringing their guns to the protest.
With just eight days left in office for President Donald Trump, Pompeo alleged that Iran has given safe haven to Al-Qaida leaders and support for the group, despite some skepticism within the intelligence community and Congress.
On Monday, Pompeo was seen meeting with Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen, according to Politico’s White House Correspondant Meredith McGraw.
The briefing follows an FBI bulletin warning of “armed protests” being planned at all 50 state capitols and in Washington, DC, and provides the latest sense of a heightened state of alarm among lawmakers and law enforcement officials following last week’s deadly siege at the US Capitol.
When will the ceremony be held?
As prescribed by the Constitution, Biden will be sworn in as president at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Where will the ceremony be held?
The inaugural ceremony traditionally is held at the West Front of the Capitol, the side facing the National Mall and Washington Monument.
President Trump on Friday said he would not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, a break with more than a century of tradition as he stews over his defeat.
„To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th,” Trump tweeted.
He also served as Peru’s representative to the Organization of American States from 2006 to 2007, and defense minister from 2007 to 2009.
Arce, 57, was inaugurated in a ceremony in the highland city of La Paz, in front of heads of state from Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia and Spain, as well as senior officials from Chile, Iran and the government of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro.
The historic inauguration of the MAS-IPSP winning ticket—victorious in the Bolivian general election on October 18 with over 55% of the popular vote—will take place Sunday November 9 in a centuries-old traditional indigenous ceremony.
Bis dato wurde bestätigt, dass König Felipe von Spanien gemeinsam mit dem Minister für Soziales, Pablo Iglesias, sowie Chiles Präsident Sebastián Piñera teilnehmen. Diese Liste wird sicher in den nächsten Stunden und Tagen länger.
POMPEO’S TIGHT AGENDA
Likewise, he will hold a meeting with the Turkish Foreign Minister, of which the issues to be discussed have not transcended.
This Sunday, August 16, will be the third time, after the dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, that a Secretary of State of the United States attends the inauguration of a Dominican president. This action sends a direct message of the expectation about the fundamental issues that the United States has with the government that Luis Abinader will lead as of August 16.
The North American authorities are interested in halting the decline of its hegemony as a political and commercial partner of the Dominican Republic and in solidifying relations between the two countries, which were affected by the foreign policy developed by the outgoing president, Danilo Medina.
The United States wants Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to defer his second-term inauguration over concerns it could inflame an election feud with his political rival and jeopardize U.S.-led peacemaking efforts, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.
The Indian Air Force operation inside Pakistan was also an electoral campaign issue highlighted extensively by the BJP and Modi as an achievement of a muscular security policy.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi suggested the reason was India’s internal politics, after Modi had made “Pakistan bashing” the central theme of his election campaign.
One- of his cabinet are former army officers, mostly fellow cadets at the Black Needles academy, Brazil’s West Point, all outspoken backers of the country’s 1964-1985 military regime.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Friday announced a nascent „brotherhood“ between their countries, though there was no word on plans to move Brazil’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Pompeo will leave Washington for Brasilia on New Year’s Eve to attend Bolsonaro’s inauguration the following day before heading to Colombia. He plans to meet with Bolsonaro, who was elected in October with an agenda and style so similar to President Trump’s that he has been dubbed the “Trump of the Tropics.”
… The president of the presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Yong Nam; the Governor General of Canada Julie Payette; Felipe VI, King of Spain, and Josep Borrell Fontelles, Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs; Prince and Minister of State of Saudi Arabia, Mansour Bin Mutain Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The Vice President of the United States of America Michael R. Pence; the adviser of the White House, Ivanka Trump, and Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of the Department of Internal Security of the United States, among others.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has previously confirmed his attendance, as well as Jeremy Corbyn, Britain’s opposition Labour leader, whose wife is Mexican.
(6.4.2018) George Nader, a convicted child molester and adviser to the UAE’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan – often called MBZ – who attended the Seychelles gathering, has reportedly testified to a grand jury that Dmitriev met Prince in Seychelles.
The testimony came in relation to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s election campaign team and Russian officials.
(10.4.2018) That’s big because Nader helped organize, and attended, that curious Seychelles meeting on January 11, 2017, shortly before Trump’s inauguration. The meeting brought together Erik Prince, Trump donor and founder of the private security company Blackwater, with Kirill Dmitriev, who manages a Russian sovereign wealth fund and is thought to be close to Vladimir Putin.
(4.5.2018) Federal agents working with Mr. Mueller stopped Mr. Vekselberg, a billionaire businessman, at a New York-area airport this year, searched his electronic devices and questioned him, according to people familiar with the matter. They confronted him after he stepped off a private plane about two months ago, according to one of the people.
There is no indication that Mr. Mueller suspects Mr. Vekselberg of wrongdoing. But Mr. Vekselberg attended the presidential inauguration last year,