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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation following turmoil in government.
Yatsenyuk made the announcement from the dais of the parliament after two parties said they would pull out of the governing coalition. “I am announcing my resignation in connect with the collapse of the coalition,” Yatsenyuk said.
He said the parliament could no longer do its work and pass necessary laws.
The nationalist Svoboda party and the UDAR movement led by former boxer Vladimir Klitscho pulled out of the group of legislators that took over after former President Viktor Yanukovich was ousted by protesters seeking closer ties with the European Union.
'The most single damaging thing the Bush family has done to politics was to resuscitate Bill and Hillary Clinton and give them a bipartisan veneer'
Newt Gingrich has blasted the Bushes for being too nice and getting chummy with the Clintons, blaming the family’s friendliness for Hillary Clinton’s likely presidency.
George H.W. Bush’s non-profit partnerships with Bill Clinton and Bush’s hospitality toward his former foe have made the Clintons seem less extreme, Gingrich tells author Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.”
“The most single damaging thing the Bush family has done to politics was to resuscitate Bill and Hillary Clinton and give them a bipartisan veneer,” Gingrich says, in the chapter “Seducing the Bushes.”
Another ex-GOP lawmaker agreed, saying the seal of approval from team Bush “legitimized” Clinton after his scandal plagued White House tenure.
“They moved him from the left to the center. And from that point on, he hasn’t looked back,” the unnamed source told Halper.
The unlikely alliance between the noble statesman and the smooth-talking Southerner actually started at the behest of then-President George W. Bush, who asked the pair to raise money for relief efforts following the 2004 Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Several news outlets are reporting a 17-year-old boy and his father have crashed in the Pacific during the teen's attempt to pilot a single-engine plane around the world in 30 days.
The Indianapolis Star reports the airplane of Plainfield, Indiana, teen Haris Suleman and his father, Babar, had taken off from Pago Pago in American Samoa when their plane crashed Wednesday, according to Annie Hyatt, a spokeswoman for the family.
Haris' body was recovered, but authorities were still searching for Babar.
According to a July 20 feature story in The Indianapolis Star, Haris had recently acquired his pilot's license and instrument rating, which authorized him to fly an aircraft over oceans.
The two left Indiana June 19 in hopes of breaking a world record and raising money for a nonprofit that builds schools in Pakistan. They planned to return home Sunday.
The Express Tribune reported that Hiba Suleman, Haris’ sister, confirmed on her Facebook account that the body of her brother had been recovered, while rescue teams are still searching for her father.
Just hours after Secretary of State John Kerry told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that a temporary FAA ban on U.S. flight to Tel Aviv was in the best interest of Americans, Kerry himself flew into Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport.
The FAA’s prohibition does not apply to military aircraft including the 757 Kerry is flying on. Plus, Kerry traveled to Israel to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others as part of his efforts to bring about a ceasefire to the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, spokesperson Jen Psaki said.
“Secretary Kerry is on the ground to continue his efforts to achieve a ceasefire and bring an end to the rocket attacks that led to the FAA notice,” she wrote in a statement.
The U.S. flight ban for Ben Gurion Airport went into effect Tuesday after a rocket from Hamas struck ground about a mile from the airport. It only affects U.S. carriers and has no effect on foreign airlines, but after the U.S. announcement numerous foreign air carriers announced they would also suspend fllights into the Israeli airport.
Netanyahu spoke on the phone with Kerry Tuesday night and urged him to help call off the ban. But according to Psaki, Kerry explained that the ban was intended only to keep American safe, not to discourage anyone from traveling to Israel.