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Author: 0 Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski Dies At 89

Brzezinski, the hawkish son of a Polish diplomat, was national security adviser for all four years of the 1977-81 Carter presidency. "I will miss him", Carter said in part of the statement. In recent years, Brzezinski took part in proceedings created to bring the former Soviet republics into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. After leaving politics, Brzezinski lectured at schools like Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

Author: 0 Egypt FM says those behind Copt attack trained in Libya

Egypt has repeatedly expressed concern over militants crossing from Libya to Egypt to conduct attacks. Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Abdelwahed, reporting from the Libyan capital Tripoli, said residents of Derna "are very angry" about the airstrikes.

Author: 0 Trump Reportedly Told Close Associates U.S. Will Leave Paris Climate Agreement

The communique notes the Americans are, thus, "not in a position to join consensus" on climate change . President Donald Trump on Saturday said his maiden trip overseas was a "home run" and he vowed to overcome the threat of terrorism, concluding a grueling five-stop sprint that ended with the promise of an imminent decision on the much-discussed Paris climate accord.

Culture Eric Church Pays Tribute to Gregg Allman With 'Midnight Rider' in Nashville
Author: 0 Eric Church Pays Tribute to Gregg Allman With 'Midnight Rider' in Nashville

His longtime manager and close friend Michael Lehman describes Gregg as "a brilliant pioneer in music" with a passionate love for family, bandmates and fans. Although Allman admitted that he did suffer from severe alcoholism throughout the "80s and '90s, he did experience a mild comeback with his 1986 album I'm No Angel ".

Author: 0 Geoffrey Rush Discusses Pirates of the Caribbean's Captain Barbossa

The film stars Johnny Depp , Javier Bardem , Orlando Bloom , Keira Knightley , Geoffrey Rush and Kevin McNally among others. He continued saying, "Since I finished Pirates , I did Romeo and Juliet on Broadway, some smaller movies that I wanted to try and have a performance piece".

Author: 0 Vanity Fair's 'The Last Jedi' photoshoot is full of fascinating new details

So much of the Star Wars aesthetic is rooted in sandy desolation and scrapyard blight; it appealed to Johnson to carve out a corner of the galaxy that is the complete opposite. Well , the actor brags to Entertainment Weekly that in the upcoming Star Wars film, The Last Jedi , Finn really IS a big deal in the Resistance.

Author: 0 Cannes Palme d'Or goes to Ruben Ostlund's 'The Square'

Before the ceremony kicked off, stars came together for a group photo, filling the bleachers with the likes of Adrien Brody, Ken Loach, Guillermo del Toro, Uma Thurman, Kirsten Dunst, Tilda Swinton and Jean-Paul Gaultier. "This has been a attractive experience". The film's satire and exploration of moral dilemmas culminated in one of the festival's most eye-catching scenes.

Author: 0 Cannes Palme d'Or goes to Ruben Ostlund's "The Square"

Other winners included Best Actress Diane Kruger for In the Fade , Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix for You Were Never Really Here , Jury Prize victor Andrey Svyagintsev's Loveless , and Grand Prix victor Robin Campillo's BPM (Beats Per Minute ).

Author: 0 United Kingdom police arrest two more after Manchester attack

Monday's suicide bombing, which killed 22 people and injured more than 100, many of them young people, took place just after Grande had finished performing. In Rome, Pope Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter's Square in prayer, saying he was "close to the relatives and all those who are weeping for the dead".

Author: 0 Two more arrests in Manchester bomb probe as police raid new address

The police statement said one of the last places he went to before the attack at the Manchester Arena venue was a city centre flat, where they believe he may have finished assembling the device. Most of the searches and arrests since Monday night's bombing have been in multi-ethnic south Manchester , where Abedi - the son of Libyan parents - was born and raised.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande announces Manchester benefit concert for

The UK threat level has been reduced from critical to severe and soldiers deployed to support the police will be gradually withdrawn from Monday night. Officials at six U.S. intelligence and defense agencies, all speaking on the condition of anonymity, said they have seen no other change in intelligence-sharing with Britain and do not expect to see any.

Author: 0 UK: Manchester Police Arrest Another Suspect in Bomb Probe, Total 12

They said the investigation was not slowing, with some 1000 officers involved, and the priority was to determine if more people were involved in planning the attack. Prime Minister Theresa May said developments in the investigation prompted intelligence experts to lower the threat level in the country from "critical" to "severe" on Saturday, claiming that a critical part of the network had been dismantled.

Author: 0 UK: Manchester terror attack investigation still at "full tilt"

When asked how many potential militants the government was anxious about, Ms Rudd said the security services were looking at 500 different potential plots, involving 3,000 people as a "top list", with a further 20,000 beneath that. Eleven other men, aged between 18 and 44, are in custody. Police made two more arrests in Manchester on Saturday on suspicion of terrorism offenses, bringing the number of suspects in custody to 11.

Author: 0 Priyanka Chopra Reveals Who Her 'Dream Co-Star' Is. More Details Here

The film is directed by Seth Gordon (Identity Thief, Horrible Bosses) and stars Dwayne Johnson , Zac Efron , Alexandra Daddario , Kelly Rohrbach , Jon Bass, Ilfenesh Hadera , and Priyanka Chopra . Both Daddario and Rohrbach-who both have some hilarious and memorable moments of their own in the film-sounded enthusiastic about continuing the cinematic franchise reboot.

Author: 0 Last-ever performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus

The show had a tough time bouncing back after the show was forced to phase out its famous elephant performance due to harsh criticism from animal rights group. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Uniondale, N.Y. "We all have to embrace change". SeaWorld , UniverSoul Circus , and other animal exploiters should take note, as PETA will not rest until every animal used and abused for entertainment has been relocated to an accredited sanctuary.

Culture Urging love, Ariana Grande plans show for Manchester attack victims
Author: 0 Urging love, Ariana Grande plans show for Manchester attack victims

Prime Minister Theresa May said developments in the investigation into the bombing meant intelligence experts had chose to lower the threat level from its highest rating "critical", meaning an attack could be imminent, to "severe". Greater Manchester Police previously hailed the "significant" arrests made and the "very important" items seized in raids as they attempt to close the net on Abedi's suspected terror network.

Culture United Kingdom lowers security level from 'critical' to 'severe'
Author: 0 United Kingdom lowers security level from 'critical' to 'severe'

In attacking the concert, the bomber targeted an audience full of teenagers and 'tweens - Grande fans who call themselves "Arianators". In Libya, killer Salman Abedi's father and brother are in detention. The cousins of the bomber are believed to be among those attested. Security services had feared an experienced bomb-maker could be large but a source with knowledge of the investigation told Reuters on Thursday Abedi might have made the bomb himself or with an accomplice, lessening ...

Culture 100 firefighters battle blaze in LA canyon
Author: 0 100 firefighters battle blaze in LA canyon

Firefighting crews are busy "knocking down smoke and heat in the interior of the fire", Smith said . About 115 city firefighters were deployed a little after 1 p.m., with up to 8 acres burned in heavy brush. City fire spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says crews are contending with rugged terrain and hot conditions. Both Black Canyon and Daisy Mountain fire crews responded to a reported debris fire in a junk yard Saturday evening to find winds had moved the fire out of the yard, starting the ...

Author: 0 Chris Cornell Laid to Rest Beside His Friend

According to the Associated Press , Soundgarden and Audioslave songs played from a portable speaker outside the cemetery's gates. " Chris was as melodic as The Beatles, as rocking as Sabbath and as haunting as Edgar Allan Poe", said guitarist Tom Morello , who played with Cornell in the supergroup Audioslave .

Culture Cher Saddened by Death of Ex Husband Gregg Allman
Author: 0 Cher Saddened by Death of Ex Husband Gregg Allman

A number of other stars paid tribute to Gregg with Keith Urban writing: "My heart breaks today at the passing of soul brutha Gregg Allman ". I'm so glad I was able to have a couple good talks with him before he passed. The two would later file for divorce in 1978. Since the 1960s, his music has been considered one of the defining sounds of blues, country and rock, so it's no surprise that over the course of his lifetime he has been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1995) and the ...

Author: 0 UK police arrest 9th man in Manchester bombing probe

After tragedy unfolded at her May 22, 2017 concert in Manchester , which left 22 dead and 59 injured, Ariana Grande has released a new statement on Twitter expressing her deepest condolences for the victims and families of the attack .

Author: 0 #TBT - Watch When Mark Zuckerberg Found Out He Was Accepted Into Harvard

He began teasing his return to Harvard earlier in the week when he and Chan live-streamed a video from Zuckerberg's old dorm room on his Facebook page. "Anyone working on a big vision is going to get called insane, even if you end up right". Previous generations fought for the vote and civil rights. They had the New Deal and Great Society.

Author: 0 Pirates Of The Caribbean: Javier Bardem On What Makes Pirates Fun

Sure, the Paul McCartney cameo in Pirates 5 is short and sweet, but it's quite a pleasant thing to see, if something that most fans of both the franchise and the musician would never have seen coming. Captain Salazar is by far one of the best characters in this movie. And Johnny , 53, managed to get the 74-year-old Beatles legend involved in the project by simply texting him.

Author: 0 United Kingdom lowers security threat level as police close on bomber's network

Hostey, also known as Abu Qaqa al-Britani, boasted of recruiting jihadis from Britain to Syria to fight for the extremists prior to his death. In decrying the leaks, the National Police Chiefs' Council joined other United Kingdom government officials who have expressed frustration with their American security allies since the attack, which killed 22 people and injured more than 50 others Monday.

Culture United Kingdom spies believe 23000 terror suspects at large in UK
Author: 0 United Kingdom spies believe 23000 terror suspects at large in UK

The police statement said one of the last places he went to was a "city centre flat and from there he left to make his way to the Manchester Arena " where the attack took place. It is unclear where the newly released images of Abedi were taken and from what time on Monday evening. He said a group of young Middle Eastern men moved into the address around six months ago.

Culture Jet owned by Elvis auctioned after sitting 30 years
Author: 0 Jet owned by Elvis auctioned after sitting 30 years

Previous owner, Roy McKay, doesn't agree that Elvis designer the interior of the jet. The cockpit needs restoration and it also has no engines. The plane's interior was designed by Elvis Presley , with gold-tone, woodwork, inlay and red velvet seats and red shag carpet.

Author: 0 UK Lowers Terror Threat Level from 'Critical' to 'Severe'

The accompanying police statement said one of the last places he went to was a "city centre flat and from there he left to make his way to the Manchester Arena", where the attack took place. Another brother, 23-year-old Ismail, was arrested on Tuesday in Manchester . A new cell is to be established at Nato's headquarters to improve "how we share intelligence, including on foreign fighters", Stoltenberg said.

Author: 0 Theresa May to confront Trump on Manchester attack leaks

British Prime Minister Theresa May , who spoke about the matter with US President Donald Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels , said the countries' partnership on defense and security was built on trust. "There is no relationship we cherish more than the special relationship between the USA and the United Kingdom", he added. "We have strong and close ties with our (British) friends", he told reporters, reading from a statement.

Author: 0 United Kingdom terror threat level lowered

Twenty-two people were killed in the attack on Monday night, including seven children. Britain lowered its security threat level to "severe" today following significant activity by police investigating the suicide bomb attack in Manchester, Prime Minister Theresa May said.

Author: 0 Trump tells NATO to hike defense spending

In a written statement, Trump called the alleged leaks "deeply troubling" and said he was asking the Justice Department and other agencies to review the matter. To that end, NATO Sec. "Several NATO allies also expressed that we have to invest in defense not just to please the United States, but we have to invest because it is in our interest to do so", Jens Stoltenberg , the Secretary General of NATO said.

Culture United Kingdom hunts for bomber's network amid row over U.S. leaks
Author: 0 United Kingdom hunts for bomber's network amid row over U.S. leaks

Nine people are now being held by police in connection with the bombing after an arrest in Rusholme, Greater Manchester on Friday. "We are furious. A national minute's silence was to be observed at 11:00am for those killed and the dozens seriously wounded. Former U.S. President Barack Obama, meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel at an event in Berlin, said the pair were "heartbroken", while Trump told fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders the attack was "savage" and ...

Author: 0 The Square wins the 2017 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or

Bang plays the curator of an art museum, who sets up " The Square ", an installation inviting passers-by to altruism. Joaquin Phoenix poses for photographers upon arrival at the award ceremony at the 70th worldwide film festival, Cannes, southern France.

Culture Ariana Grande returning to 'incredibly courageous city of Manchester' for benefit show
Author: 0 Ariana Grande returning to 'incredibly courageous city of Manchester' for benefit show

US President Donald Trump earlier said the leaks were "deeply troubling". The premier's visit to Italy has been cut short following the attack in Britain, where police are continuing their manhunt for the bomber's accomplices. The development came as a vast security operation gets under way to protect hundreds of Spring Bank Holiday events across Britain this weekend. "It is absolutely understandable the distress and upset that this caused to these families that are already suffering", he ...

Author: 0 Tom Cruise ready for Top Gun sequel

There had been rumors of a Top Gun sequel since previous year, when Cruise revealed he was in talks with Top Gun producer Jerry Bruckheimer and co-star Val Kilmer (who played "Iceman"). "Listen, it's an iconic character that [Cruise] helped create, so I think we would like to see what happened to Maverick for the last 30 years". " Top Gun 2: please say it's true", said the host.

Author: 0 Inside the White House's History of Secret "Back Channels"

But H.R. McMaster, who replaced Mr Flynn as National Security Adviser said so-called "back-channeling" was completely normal. The meeting came on the heels of Kushner's meeting with Russia's ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak , at Trump Tower, in which he reportedly floated the possibility of setting up a secure line of communication between the Trump transition team and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Manchester attack: Police Fear Salman Abedi Could have Made a Second Bomb

Manchester police continued making arrests in the investigation with the number of detentions rising to eight in the wake of the UK's worst terrorist attack since the July 2005 bombings in London . "This damage is even greater when it involves unauthorised disclosure of potential evidence in the middle of a major counter terrorism investigation", the statement reads.

Culture Kushner sought secret Russian Federation channel
Author: 0 Kushner sought secret Russian Federation channel

Kushner "suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States for the communications", the Post reported, in an apparent attempt to try to shield discussions during the transition from monitoring. Kislyak in 2016 but failed to disclose those interactions during his confirmation hearing in January. According to the person familiar with the Kushner meeting, the Trump team eventually felt there was no need for a back channel once Rex Tillerson was confirmed as secretary of ...

Author: 0 Is filmmaker's Cannes callback an award omen?

Critics hailed the movie by writer-director Ruben Ostlund as "high-wire cinema" that veers between comedy and thriller with moments of pure surrealism. In accepting the prize, she acknowledged anyone who, like her character, "has survived an act of terrorism and who is trying to pick up the pieces and go on living after having lost everything".

Culture Rockstar Gregg Allman dies at 68
Author: 0 Rockstar Gregg Allman dies at 68

Gregg Allman, whose hard-jamming, bluesy group the Allman Brothers Band was the pioneering unit in the Southern rock explosion of the '70s, died Saturday due to complications from liver cancer, his longtime manager Michael Lehman confirmed.

Culture Trump condemns leaks after United Kingdom police stop sharing attack information
Author: 0 Trump condemns leaks after United Kingdom police stop sharing attack information

Updating the media on the investigation yesterday, Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said the latest leak had "caused much distress" to families of the victims. A spokesman for Britain's antiterror police said British investigators relied on trust with security partners around the world. "I am asking the department of justice and other relevant agencies to launch a complete review of this matter, and if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent ...

Author: 0 Ariana Grande Plans To Hold Benefit Concert Following Manchester Arena Bombing

Grande suspended her Dangerous Woman world tour and canceled several European shows, including two London shows, after the bombing, which left 22 dead . To meet the friends they've made online, to express themselves. Mr Hopkins also warned that hate crime had risen in Manchester since the attack , going from 28 reports on Monday to 56 on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Disney's Bob Iger Says The Film Hack Threat Was A Hoax

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new " Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales". Disney, based in Burbank, California, was expecting the movie to generate sales in the mid-$70 million range in US and Canadian theaters through Monday, down from a previous forecast of $ 80 million .

Author: 0 Chris Cornell laid to rest in Los Angeles

Citing sources close to the investigation, TMZ reported that the 52-year-old had " fresh track marks " on his arm when his body was discovered in a Detroit hotel room. The Soundgarden frontman was found dead of suicide by hanging at MGM Grand Detroit following the band's performance at the MI city's Fox Theatre May 18.

Culture United Kingdom reduces terror threat from 'critical' to 'severe'
Author: 0 United Kingdom reduces terror threat from 'critical' to 'severe'

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, Britain's top counterterrorism police officer, said authorities have dismantled a "large part" of the network around bomber Salman Abedi . Two unarmed police officers remained on guard outside the entrance to Granby House, believed to contain the flat in question, according to an AFP correspondent at the scene.

Author: 0 Was yesterday's FA Cup win Arsene Wenger's best ever?

Chelsea were chasing a Premier League and FA Cup Double, but instead the double was Arsenal's: a record 13th FA Cup success and an unprecedented seventh triumph in the competition for Wenger. "In certain games, they have shown what they are capable of, and today was one of those days". Unfortunately for Chelsea that's just what Victor Moses did after 68 minutes, and his red card (second yellow) gutted the Chelsea attack."You can't read what Arsene Wenger's going to do".