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Author: 0 Philippine army fighting to retake southern city

It isn't clear whether the attacks were deliberately undertaken while Duterte and the bulk of his cabinet, including National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, were thousands of miles away in Russian Federation. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen observed the drills wearing a helmet and flak jacket and said they would improve command and cooperation between the different branches of the military.

Author: 0 Alleged Manchester bomber phoned mom before attack, said 'forgive me'

He vowed to bring anyone caught leaking the intelligence to justice after British authorities stopped sharing information about the attack with the United States. British media have reported that one of them is Abedi's brother but police have not confirmed that. There were also reports Abedi's parents were so anxious about him being radicalised in Manchester that they got him to join them in Libya and confiscated his passport.

Author: 0 Differences remain as Trump, EU talk trade

On Thursday, Tusk said after talks with Trump that the EU's and US' stances on climate and trade issues still differ. Mr. Trump, who said there is "no relationship we cherish more" than the one with the United Kingdom, declared the leaks "deeply troubling" and said he was asking the Justice Department to lead an investigation into the matter.

Author: 0 'Furious' UK reportedly stops sharing intelligence with US following Manchester attack leak

Tripoli - Suspected Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi had expressed a desire to avenge the killing of a friend in the British city in 2016, a source close to his family said on Thursday. Police had followed up on the complaint at the time and visited the house. The defense ministry said the changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace has been cancelled so that police officers can be redeployed elsewhere .

Global UK Labour chief says he'll end 'war on terror' if he governs
Author: 0 UK Labour chief says he'll end 'war on terror' if he governs

Corbyn will say 'Many experts, including professionals in our intelligence and security services, have pointed to the connections between wars our government has supported or fought in other countries and terrorism here at home.' Suggesting that United Kingdom foreign policy bears responsibility for terrorist attacks here just days after a terrorist atrocity has killed so many children is, to put it mildly, controversial.

Global 25 killed, dozens missing after Sri Lanka mudslide
Author: 0 25 killed, dozens missing after Sri Lanka mudslide

The Disaster Management Center said that more than 7,800 persons are affected by the calamity. According to the report, Galle District was the most affected by the floods leaving 7,157 people affected. "People of Bulathkohupitiya, Deraniyagala, Yatiyantota, Dehiowita, Baddegama, Yakkalamulla, Neluwa, Thawalama, Bulathsinhala, Agalawatta, walallawita, Baduraliya, Kotapola, Pasgoda, Pitabeddara, Mulatiyana, Walasmulla and Katuwana areas are advised to evacuate", the report said.

Author: 0 United Kingdom police: Officers, soldiers responding to incident at college

Early Thursday, police said they conducted a controlled explosion in the south of Manchester where they were carrying out searches in the Moss Side area connected to the attack. University dropout Abedi, 22, grew up in a Libyan family that reportedly fled to Manchester to escape the now-fallen regime of Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi.

Author: 0 Gianforte Celebrates Victory, Apologizes For Assaulting Reporter

Democratic Candidate Rob Quist spoke to his supporters soon after the race was called. Montana voters are heading to the polls Thursday, Ma. Republican Greg Gianforte won the special election for Montana's sole U.S. Gianforte showed lukewarm support for Trump during his unsuccessful run for governor in Montana last fall but did an about-face and turned into an ebullient Trump supporter after he started campaigning for the congressional seat vacated by Republican Ryan Zinke , when he was ...

Author: 0 FBI probes Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

In response to the reports Thursday evening, Kushner's attorney told CNN that Kushner would provide details of the Russian Federation meetings to any investigation, including the special counsel. He said he passed evidence collected by the CIA to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and briefed the so-called Gang of Eight - the congressional leaders of both parties and the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate intelligence committees, about Russia's efforts last summer.

Author: 0 Donald Trump forced to change travel plans after Palestinians protest in Bethlehem

Also on Monday, Trump became the first sitting USA president to visit the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem , land that was seized from the Palestinians by the Israeli military during the Six-Day War in 1967. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated today, to his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, his commitment to reaching a historic peace agreement with Israel.

Global Appeals Court Upholds Stay on Trump Travel Order
Author: 0 Appeals Court Upholds Stay on Trump Travel Order

Gregory wrote. His administration will likely appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The attorney general went on to say that the DOJ will "seek review of this case in the United States Supreme Court". A central question in the case before the 4th Circuit was whether courts should consider Trump's public statements about wanting to bar Muslims from entering the country as evidence that the policy was primarily motivated by the religion.

Global President: NATO Member Nations Must Increase Defense Spending
Author: 0 President: NATO Member Nations Must Increase Defense Spending

European leaders hoped President Donald Trump would explicitly endorse NATO's bedrock collective defense clause during his visit to Brussels on Thursday, after he spent the presidential campaign suggesting it was hollow. "We should recognize that with these chronic underpayments and growing threats, even 2 percent of GDP is insufficient to close the gaps in modernizing, readiness, and the size of forces", he said.

Global House Intel panel likely to also subpoena Flynn businesses, Dem says
Author: 0 House Intel panel likely to also subpoena Flynn businesses, Dem says

US congressional committees and a special counsel named by the Justice Department this month are investigating whether there was Russian interference in the 2016 USA election and collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia . Brennan noted anew that US intelligence agencies had concluded "Russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the USA democratic process, denigrate Secretary ( Hillary) Clinton and harm her electability and potential presidency, and to help President Trump's ...

Author: 0 Israel gave Trump the royal treatment he longs for back home

His words were greeted with rapturous applause and vows of support. In his speech yesterday, Mr Trump seemed to acknowledge the complexities of the matter. "Both President Trump and the parties to which he referred as partners to peace, know there is only one solution to the conflict, which is the two-state solution", she said.

Global British police arrest another man in Manchester attack probe
Author: 0 British police arrest another man in Manchester attack probe

Libyan investigators believe Abedi acted alone when perpetrating the outrage, Special Deterrent Force spokesman Ahmed bin Salem added. Ramadan Abedi, the father of Salman, was arrested near his home in Tripoli, Libyan authorities said. Her parents said: "Our family is devastated and words can not express how we feel at losing our darling Eilidh". Manchester police halted their sharing of investigative information with the US through most of Thursday until receiving fresh assurance there ...

Author: 0 Assange still troubled despite dropped rape investigation

Britain and the U.S. have an extradition treaty , so if Assange leaves the Ecuadorian Embassy where he's claimed asylum, the British could arrest him and send him to the US. Sweden's top prosecutor on Friday dropped an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after nearly seven years, saying that's because there is no possibility of arresting him "in the foreseeable future".

Author: 0 Montana voters cast ballots day after candidate cited for assault

She added that Gianforte then began to punch Jacobs. "All of a sudden, what happened there in Montana , apparently this snowflake reporter invaded Gianforte's safe space", O'Neill said. "From what I know of Greg Gianforte, this was totally out of character, but we all make mistakes". "There's always two sides to a story, but this doesn't look good", Sales said.

Author: 0 UK stops sharing Manchester attack intelligence with US after leaks

It proved a headache for British security circles, and came hours after the Government issued a warning to USA officials not to leak details of the terror investigation. The perpetrator, named as 22-year-old Salman Abedi , was born and brought up in the south of Manchester , Britain's third city. The allegations clashed with what Abedi's father said a day earlier in an interview with the AP, in which he said "We don't believe in killing innocents".

Global United Kingdom resumes intelligence sharing with US
Author: 0 United Kingdom resumes intelligence sharing with US

British police are ratcheting down on the release of information as officials decried the extent of details being leaked as they investigate a deadly concert bombing . there was nothing wrong, everything was normal", Ramadan Abedi told Reuters, moments before he was arrested. "Our coverage of Monday's horrific attack has been both comprehensive and responsible", the newspaper said .

Author: 0 United Kingdom police hunt Manchester bomber's network, angered by USA leaks

Britain raced on Thursday to track down a jihadist network suspected of orchestrating the Manchester concert attack, while a row escalated between London and Washington over leaked material from the probe. "Clearly, this was a pretty sophisticated and powerful bomb", a high-ranking Western government official told NPR, explaining that officers believe Abedi received help with the attack.

Author: 0 Trump Shoves Fellow NATO Leader Aside

President Donald Trump's first appearance at a summit of the alliance's leaders. That's the news! But Trump did something significant, something that's new for us, something that symbolizes that this president is indeed the leader of the free world, in case someone didn't get the memo before.

Author: 0 Pope Francis gifts Trump his book on climate change

The pope said anyone who thinks of building walls instead of bridges " is not Christian ", a comment that Trump called " disgraceful ". He asked if she fed her husband " potica ", which is a traditional cake in Slovenia and it resulted in laughs all around.

Author: 0 Russians discussed how to influence Trump via his aides

It also would need to ensure that granting immunity wouldn't affect the special counsel's ongoing investigation, he said. Former FBI director Robert Mueller is now taking over the agency's investigation after being appointed as a special prosecutor, insulated from political pressure to pursue all leads.

Global State Department: Syria Using Crematorium to Hide Atrocities
Author: 0 State Department: Syria Using Crematorium to Hide Atrocities

Jones said Assad's government had carried out air strikes, chemical attacks , extrajudicial killings, starvation, and other measures to target civilians and its opponents. Though Jones spoke to US media about the Syrian government, his message Monday did not appear directed at either party so much as at a pair of other countries: Syrian allies Russian Federation and Iran.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny

Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings", Gorelick said. The Senate Intelligence Committee originally subpoenaed Flynn's personal documents on May 10, after he declined to cooperate with its April 28 request in relation to the panel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties to Trump associates.

Author: 0 Manchester bomber Salman Abedi had 'proven' links with Islamic State

At least 22 people were killed after a bomb exploded at Manchester Arena on Monday night as fans, many of whom were children, left an Ariana Grande concert. Abedi was apprehended by police in Tripoli. British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Abedi "likely" did not act alone in the strike at the close of an Ariana Grande concert Monday night and that he had been known to security forces "up to a point".

Global Donald Trump shoves fellow world leader aside at NATO meeting
Author: 0 Donald Trump shoves fellow world leader aside at NATO meeting

Out of NATO's 28 members, only the US and four others meet the alliance's defense spending targets. "And I am not 100 percent sure that we can say today - "we" means Mr. CNN notes that, "under the NATO treaty, members of the alliance must commit 2% of their GDP to defense spending, a benchmark that only five of the alliance's 28 members now meet".

Author: 0 Stoltenberg: NATO to Become Part of US-Led Coalition Against Daesh

In another unexpected twist, Trump called on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, an organization founded on collective defense against the Soviet threat, to include limiting immigration in its tasks. "This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States", Trump declared, but the networks didn't want to have it. Following the speech, Trump will join NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and other NATO leaders for a working dinner where the topic of counterterrorism and burden ...

Author: 0 Philippine troops battle Islamist militants in city

More than 100 Maute Islamic militants laid seige on Tuesday to Marawi, a Muslim city in the largely Catholic Philippines, seizing the main road and bridges, torching buildings and holding hostages. The Philippines launched an airstrike that wounded him in January, but he got away. Washington has offered a $5 million reward for information leading to Hapilon's capture, but he has proved elusive.

Global Oversight chair seeks more FBI documents in Russia probe
Author: 0 Oversight chair seeks more FBI documents in Russia probe

Kushner met at least once in December with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak , and he also met past year with a Russian banker, Sergey Gorkov . Former FBI Director James Comey. Chaffetz included another request for materials related to Comey and communications with the White House and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, with a deadline of June 8.

Author: 0 Disgraced South Korean ex-President Park Goes on Trial

Park, who was impeached earlier, faces charges of bribery , abusing state power and leaking state secrets. SEOUL , South Korea (AP) - A steely gaze from one woman. "I hope this trial truly frees former President Park of fault and lets her be remembered as a president who lived a life devoted to her country", she added.

Global Trump Russia inquiry: Kushner under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny - United States media
Author: 0 Trump Russia inquiry: Kushner under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny - United States media

Meanwhile, Robert Mueller , a former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been appointed a special counsel, a move that is approved on both sides of the aisle. He said he told the committee he remains ready to testify without immunity and in public. The statement from attorney Jamie Gorelick was issued Thursday amid reports that the FBI was investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian officials.

Global Federal Bureau of Investigation examines Kushner meetings with Russians
Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation examines Kushner meetings with Russians

Brown and Warner praised Mandelker, but say they're frustrated with Treasury's slowness to turn over documents relating to questionable financial transfers and money laundering. Others thought they could use Manafort's association with former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who led a pro-Russian political party, to their advantage.

Author: 0 Trump's Saudi Summit Was 'a Show Without Any Value' - Rouhani

President Donald Trump sealed a multibillion arms deal with Saudi officials during his maiden trip overseas as U.S. president. "Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran? ". Iran's economy has slowly recovered since the lifting of sanctions past year but deals with Western investors are few and far between as foreign investors are cautious about trading with or investing in Iran, fearing penalties from remaining unilateral US sanctions.

Author: 0 Can dealmaker make the ultimate deal?

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued a sharp rejection on Thursday of the pro-BDS positions advocated by Linda Sarsour - the. He said he was "truly hopeful that America can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace and bringing new hope the region and its people".

Author: 0 Donald Trump shoves North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leader aside

In total, Trump will spend about 24 hours in Brussels, a city where he said making a home would be "like living in a hellhole" because of Muslim immigration and terror threats. Their main motivation, though, was to woo Trump, whose country is a driving force behind the military alliance - a body he described as "obsolete" during last year's election campaign.

Global It's clear Russian Federation interfered with U.S. election — Ex-CIA chief
Author: 0 It's clear Russian Federation interfered with U.S. election — Ex-CIA chief

A number of former Trump aides have been summoned to testify by Congress and a grand jury. Testifying before a House panel, former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan said he was aware of contacts between Russian officials and people involved in the Trump campaign and grew concerned that Moscow had sought to lure Americans down "a treasonous path".

Author: 0 Donald Trump arrives in Bethlehem for talks with Abbas

Standing alongside Trump, Abbas, 82 and in the 12th year of his original five-year term, said he was determined to deliver an agreement for all Palestinians , although he did not provide any substance on how such an objective could be achieved, reported Reuters.

Author: 0 British Police Stop Sharing Manchester Attack Information With US After Media Leaks

There was astonishment and fury among British ministers and officials after The New York Times published crime scene photos of the attack apparently passed to it by United States intelligence sources. Queen Elizabeth II, meanwhile, visited Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to talk to some of the bombing victims, their families and the medical staff treating them.

Author: 0 Trump's Saudi visit draws to a close

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that the United States had agreed to boost the defense aid it gives to Israel and would ensure that the country maintained its qualitative advantage, even as the defense minister expressed concern that the massive military deal signed between Washington and Riyadh could spark a "crazy arms race".

Global South African opposition leader barred entry to Zambia
Author: 0 South African opposition leader barred entry to Zambia

Mwamba said Maimane had also been advised to get permission from Zambian courts "because there is a list which the courts approve, of people who can see Mr Hichilema.". Maimane said his colleagues were manhandled on the runway at the Zambian airport while officials confiscated his cellphone and tablet. "He was then ordered to take the next flight back to South Africa".

Author: 0 Donald Trump says he could name Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

President Donald Trump's dismissal of former Director, James Comey , has sparked an avalanche of speculation and conflicting reports. Spicer spoke aboard Air Force One following Trump's remarks at the U.S. Brown and other Democrats have also cited Lieberman's current employment with Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman, a law firm that has long represented the president in legal disputes .

Author: 0 Ryan addresses budget office score of GOP health care bill

The Senate can now proceed to consider the House-passed bill , though as has been reported widely, the Senate is trying to write its own bill and is struggling to gain the consensus among Republicans to pass a bill without any Democrats getting on board.

Global Results show Iran's Rouhani headed for re-election
Author: 0 Results show Iran's Rouhani headed for re-election

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the top leader of the country, commended the Iranian people for their "massive and epic" turnout in the country's twin elections. Rouhani's resounding win came despite his failure to deliver the economic revival he'd promised in 2013. The election was seen by many as a verdict on Rouhani's policy of opening up Iran to the outside world, including the 2015 nuclear deal that won the country relief from global sanctions in exchange for limits on its contested ...

Author: 0 Everyone's going wild for this photo of Donald Trump touching an orb

And then they gave me two enormous bushels of dates as a present, as a thank you for the trip that we had had. Commerce Secretary and Palm Beach resident Wilbur Ross , part of the USA delegation on President Donald Trump's eight-day, five-nation overseas trip, told CNBC this morning that after visiting Saudi Arabia he sees signs the Saudis are allowing more opportunities for women and "liberalizing their society".

Global In Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Parsing What Trump Left Unsaid
Author: 0 In Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Parsing What Trump Left Unsaid

As for follow-up, "The one thing that it probably will be is quiet and discreet", the official said. 3 - Trump pledged to "always stand with Israel ". "I had a meeting this morning with President Abbas and can tell you that the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace", Mr Trump said in a speech toward the end of his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories as part of his maiden trip overseas as president.

Global United States boosting Israeli military aid by millions: Netanyahu
Author: 0 United States boosting Israeli military aid by millions: Netanyahu

Prior to going the Western Wall, he visited one of Christianity's most sacred sites , the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which some believe is the place where Jesus was crucified. The provocative parade of tens of thousands of flag-waving fanatic Israelis in occupied East Jerusalem , particularly its Old City, marking 50 years for its occupation was highlighted on the front page of the Thursday issue of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies.

Author: 0 Trump Shoves NATO Leader, Makes Stupid Speech and Embarrasses America

Trump has mused about pulling out of the pact because he believed other countries were not paying their fair share and he has so far refused to commit to abiding by Article 5, in which member nations vow to come to each other's defense. Trump then stands near Markovic and speaks to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite. "It's totally out of the question for NATO to engage in any combat operations", NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday, on the eve of the meeting.

Global Jared Kushner Trump's son-in-law a focus in Russia probe
Author: 0 Jared Kushner Trump's son-in-law a focus in Russia probe

Pic: ReutersPresident Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , a senior White House adviser, is under scrutiny by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Russian Federation probe, the Washington Post and NBC News reported on Thursday.

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