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Author: 0 Trump on Egypt attack: "The bloodletting of Christians must end"

From left, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, French newly elected President Emmanuel Macron, British PM Theresa May, and US President Donal Trump talk to each other prior to the start of the leaders of the G7 countries summit in the Sicilian citadel of Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017.

Global Ian Brady dies at 79, refused to reveal victim Bennett's location
Author: 0 Ian Brady dies at 79, refused to reveal victim Bennett's location

The killer had launched a legal bid in 2013 to be transferred out of the prison to a hospital so that he could stop being fed through a tube and be allowed to die if he wishes. "But I really feel for Keith Bennett's brother Alan and the rest of his family - this probably means they'll never know where his body was buried".

Global Coptic Christians killed by gunmen in Egypt
Author: 0 Coptic Christians killed by gunmen in Egypt

It is being said that the gunmen had travelled from a nearby mountain and they were waiting to ambush the convoy. Pope joins other Church leaders in condemning the attack and praying for the victims. The Grand Mufti of Egypt, Shawki Allam, condemned the perpetrators as traitors. Suicide bombers with the militant group struck a Cairo church on December 11, next to the seat of the Coptic pope, killing 29 people.

Author: 0 Senate intelligence panel requests Donald Trump campaign documents -WashPost

In a Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said , "I have always believed that given the nature of my position it is not appropriate for me to comment publicly on any of that". Trump has denied any collusion, calling the probe "the greatest witch hunt" in American political history. "How would he trust that the Russians wouldn't leak it on their side?" asked one former top intelligence official.

Global Manchester attack: Bomber's father, brother arrested in Libya
Author: 0 Manchester attack: Bomber's father, brother arrested in Libya

Nearly 1,000 soldiers have been deployed to guard key locations around the United Kingdom, including Buckingham Palace, to free up armed police to conduct extra patrols. Today , police in Libya arrested his father and younger brother. "Wherever he got that, he didn't get it from this mosque", he said, adding that the imam regularly preached against radicalization.

Global Trump meets European Union chiefs in Brussels
Author: 0 Trump meets European Union chiefs in Brussels

In one nod to Trump, NATO leaders are due to agree later on Thursday for the Western military bloc to join the US-led, 68-nation coalition against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. At the same time, Trump proposed massive defense spending increases in his first budget-increases fellow Republicans in Congress say are not enough .

Global US Treasury to play key role protecting finance IT infrastructure
Author: 0 US Treasury to play key role protecting finance IT infrastructure

Steps taken by President Trump on trade and regulation since taking office have left foreign counterparts jittery. OECD officials say USA tax treaties with other countries already contain the multilateral deal's principles. Many G-7 countries had been particularly concerned about the USA rolling out a border tax that could choke exports to the country. Canada says Finance Minister Bill Morneau rejected US duties on softwood lumber as "baseless" in a meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven ...

Author: 0 Senate Republicans start version of Obamacare repeal

But reaction from Republicans has been relatively limited. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), a key swing vote in the Senate, said that "Congress's focus must be to lower premiums with coverage which passes the Jimmy Kimmel test ", referring to the late-night host's tearful monologue about the health problems of his newborn son.

Author: 0 Pope asks Trump to 'become an olive tree, construct peace'

In return, Trump gifted Francis with a set of first-edition books penned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.as well as a piece from the civil rights leader's memorial. Trump, who has threatened to ignore the Paris accords on emissions and described global warming as a hoax, vowed to read them. The Vatican said in a statement that the two discussed the Middle East and "the protection of Christian communities", as well as "the joint commitment in favor of life, and freedom of worship and ...

Global G-7 ask internet providers to aid terror fight
Author: 0 G-7 ask internet providers to aid terror fight

The topic of terrorism was pushed to the top of the agenda after a suicide bomber claimed at least 22 lives when he blew himself up at a concert by USA singer Ariana Grande in the British city of Manchester on Monday. Meeting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Sicily, Trump bullishly promised the problem posed by North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes "will be solved".

Global DNC: Suspend Kushner's Security Clearance During FBI Probe
Author: 0 DNC: Suspend Kushner's Security Clearance During FBI Probe

Kushner is the only current White House official known to be considered a key person in the probe, the newspaper reported . Officials told NBC that they believe Kushner has information relevant to their investigation. Gorkov is chairman of VneshEconomBank, a state bank under U.S. sanctions since July 2014. Whitehouse, whose Judiciary subcommittee is investigating Russian Federation meddling, said he's "willing to grant them a little bit of space" to respond to the panel's requests.

Author: 0 GOP Montana win may be blip in Democrats' anti-Trump hopes

House seat. Gianforte, 55, a technology entrepreneur, got 50.2 percent of the vote, beating Democrat Rob Quist's 44.1 percent, according to the New York Times . Gianforte, who has tried to align himself with Trump, defended himself as the criminal charge was announced Wednesday, saying the reporter was being aggressive and grabbed him by the wrist in their exchange at his campaign office.

Author: 0 Trump arrives in Italy to meet Pope Francis, Italian leaders

Analyst Ghaith al-Omari said the idea seemed to involve "key Arab States - Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and other USA allies - into a regional process that would create, as Trump called it, a "bigger canvas" for reaching peace".

Author: 0 Philippine President Alleges China Threatened War

The code framework would envisage a round-the-clock hotline and urge defence officials to find ways to follow the code, Chee Wee Kiong of Singapore's foreign ministry said on Thursday. Although administered by China , Fiery Cross Reef is also claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan. "Let us take advantage of the friendly atmosphere right now and the good relationship of President Duterte with Chinese leaders", he said.

Author: 0 US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with North Korea on mind

Two of them, detained in the past month, are affiliated with a private university in the North Korean capital. Despite decent appearance, some products leaked and even did not work properly. "If there was a full-blown war on the Korean Peninsula-just as Secretary of Defense Mattis said the other day-it would be tragic on an unbelievable scale ", explained Milley.

Global India wrongly claiming victory in Jadhav's case: Qureshi
Author: 0 India wrongly claiming victory in Jadhav's case: Qureshi

Pakistan alleged the former Indian Navy officer was involved in spying and terror activities in Balochistan. "Pakistan was set to re-challenge the jurisdiction of the ICJ after it granted injunction on Thursday on an Indian plea to stay Jadhav's execution", Dunya News reported.

Global Did Trump just shove aside a premier?
Author: 0 Did Trump just shove aside a premier?

Those issues "remained open", Tusk said , though an EU official said the sides agreed to set up an EU-US task force on trade. Milan Knezevic, leader of Montenegro's opposition and anti-NATO Democratic People's Party, said by phone that Trump's behavior "is clear proof that there's no such thing as equality in NATO ", showing that the country is just a "smudge" on the alliance's map.

Global Israeli joy at Trump visit lacks substance
Author: 0 Israeli joy at Trump visit lacks substance

Nathan Thrall from the International Crisis Group and author of a new book on past Israeli-Palestinian peace talks agreed that "there was nothing substantive in Trump's public comments". "I'm sure they'll talk about the Middle East trip, and I hope they can work some things out". The visit raised questions about whether the USA would indicate the site is Israeli territory.

Author: 0 Lawyer says Kushner wants to cooperate in probe

Donald Trump's son-in-law and top aide, Jared Kushner , has been caught in the spotlight of an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Russian meddling, U.S. ABC news reports that the focus of Kushner's involvement in the Russian investigation centers on meetings with at least two Russian officials - Moscow's ambassador to the USA and a banking executive.

Author: 0 G7 leaders meet in Italy for 'challenging' summit

The summit kicks of four days after 22 people, including children, were killed in a concert bomb attack in Manchester in northern England. The official noted there are also likely to be gaps between the leaders on migration policy, particularly when it intersects with the issue of worldwide security .

Global Trump Met Pope Francis and Changed His Twitter Banner to Prove it
Author: 0 Trump Met Pope Francis and Changed His Twitter Banner to Prove it

Following a brief greeting, Trump and Pope Francis Francis held a meeting in the Pope's private library where, during a 27-minute talk, they briefly discussed the promotion of world peace in a face-to-face conversation aided by interpreters, according to the Vatican press office.

Author: 0 BELGIUM: Trump: NATO allies need 'to pay their fair share'

Speaking to alliance leaders on Thursday in Brussels for the first time, the United States president said massive amounts of money are still owed. The day will feature a welcoming ceremony and concert at the remains of an ancient Greek temple, as well as a relentless number of meetings, many of which White House aides are hoping to keep short in order to keep Trump's attention.

Global More Bad News on Civilian Casualties in Iraq and Syria
Author: 0 More Bad News on Civilian Casualties in Iraq and Syria

It also said that Iraq requested the strike and the subsequent explosions were caused by devices planted by IS inside the targeted building. US officials said the type of bomb was chosen "to minimise collateral damage", but the explosives hidden by IS were at least four times more powerful than the weapon itself.

Global At least 28 dead after gunman opens fire on bus in Egypt
Author: 0 At least 28 dead after gunman opens fire on bus in Egypt

The peace conference at al-Azhar University produced pledges of rejection of violence in religion, but ISIS said it would escalate its attacks after Francis left. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the shooting, which came on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan . Egypt has seen a spate of attacks since 2013, when the army deposed Islamist president Mohammad Morsi, the country's first democratically elected leader, following mass protests against his divisive rule.

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

Flynn initially mischaracterized the conversation, even to Vice President Pence - ultimately prompting his ouster from the White House . Kushner has acknowledged meeting during the transition with Russia's ambassador and separately with the head of a Russian bank.

Global Moment Donald Trump seems to be snubbed by new French President
Author: 0 Moment Donald Trump seems to be snubbed by new French President

President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the US Embassy in Brussels . Macron won the French presidency in a May 7 runoff against far-right leader Marine Le Pen , who has opposed sanctions against Russian Federation over its aggression in Ukraine.

Global United Kingdom says threat remains critical as police hunt Manchester attacker's network
Author: 0 United Kingdom says threat remains critical as police hunt Manchester attacker's network

He added: "If you look at the pattern we've seen in Manchester , Birmingham and parts of West Yorkshire, you've got some people who are open to that ideology". British media indicated this is highly likely to be Abedi's older brother Ismael. Authorities carried out further raids Wednesday afternoon in the south Manchester area of Fallowfield, where Abedi lived, as well as in the city center.

Global Hassan Rouhani says Iran will continue missile programme
Author: 0 Hassan Rouhani says Iran will continue missile programme

One of the takeaways of the trip, Mr. Tillerson said , was that "we need to put a lot more effort into understanding one another better, understanding each other's cultures, understanding each other's beliefs, and I think talking more openly about those".

Global Texas' New 'Transgender Bathroom Bill' Keeps Biological Sexes Separate in School Facilities
Author: 0 Texas' New 'Transgender Bathroom Bill' Keeps Biological Sexes Separate in School Facilities

After passing in the Senate , the bill will go to Governor Greg Abbott for his signature. Late Sunday and early Monday, Texas legislators advanced a version of the divisive "bathroom bill" regulating transgender students' restroom access and passed a law that would allow publicly funded adoption agencies to refuse to work with would-be parents based on religious objections.

Author: 0 Duterte warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State group

Philippine army generals said dozens of Islamic State group-linked extremists have been killed in two days of fighting in Marawi city, Mindanao , southern Philippines that has been under siege since one of Asia's most-wanted militants evaded capture and dozens of rebels came to his aid.

Global Why Won't the FBI Give Congress the Comey Memos?
Author: 0 Why Won't the FBI Give Congress the Comey Memos?

White House sources lamented to Politico that the investigation into the Trump campaign was making it impossible to pursue the president's legislative agenda. Kushner is now a White House adviser. Trump fired Comey two weeks ago. According to the poll , 56 percent of voters say that Trump's reported sharing of classified intelligence with Russian officials is "inappropriate".

Author: 0 Trump Called Netanyahu, but White House and Israel remain silent

He arrives in Israel on Monday after stopping first in Riyadh, while his Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt landed in Israel on Thursday to prepare for the president's visit. Ben-Dahan argued that the United States administration officials who had placed pressure on Trump regarding the embassy and the administration's position on Jerusalem were remnants of the Obama administration, which had adopted a clear pro-Palestinian stance.

Author: 0 NBC's Bill Neely Trump Trip Notebook: So Long, Saudi Arabia

For many American Muslim activists and scholars, the bar for Donald Trump's speech to the Muslim worldwas low. Wajahat Ali, a writer and attorney who has studied the anti-Muslim movement in the United States , thought that Trump's unwillingness Sunday to criticize Saudi Arabia - a country Trump has previously linked to terrorism - was an indication of Trump's hypocrisy, more than any shift in attitude or policy.

Global @HerdTFXC Trio Set to Compete at East Preliminary Championships
Author: 0 @HerdTFXC Trio Set to Compete at East Preliminary Championships

In her third year as a Skyhawk, Borofski was crowned her first NE10 Cross Country Championship and NCAA East Regional Championship title and once again made an appearance at the NCAA Cross Country Championship. 16 in the 5000-meter run with a time of 15:58.29. Sophomore All-American Kelly Hart (2:09.06) placed 26th overall in the 800m, just barely missing automatic qualification.

Author: 0 Watch Trump strut his stuff into prime position

The United States will protect them, let American taxpayers pay for it. "We have to make up for the many years lost". Tamara Keith, NPR News , traveling with the president. "Each president gripped the other's hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening". Finally, after a long day in Brussels , the president flew on to Sicily for the G7 summit tomorrow.

Global Protesters oppose martial law in Philippines
Author: 0 Protesters oppose martial law in Philippines

It was not immediately clear whether civilians were among the dead. "We are requesting our people in Marawi to go to safe places... and to stay indoors", he said. "The festering rebellion of the Maute terrorist group which has pledged allegiance to the virulent ISIS, otherwise know as Daesh in Arabic, is a compelling reason why martial law was declared", he said.

Global UK police hunt Manchester bomber's network, angered by US leaks
Author: 0 UK police hunt Manchester bomber's network, angered by US leaks

Police on Tuesday raided his house, using a controlled explosion to blast down the door. Neighbors recalled him as a tall, thin young man who often wore traditional Islamic dress and did not talk much. Rudd said up to 3,800 soldiers could be deployed on Britain's streets, taking on guard duties to free up police to focus on patrols and investigation.

Global Israel Celebrates 50 Years Since Conquering Jerusalem
Author: 0 Israel Celebrates 50 Years Since Conquering Jerusalem

Israel and the Palestinians have not held direct talks for more than three years and Trump acknowledged it was "one of the toughest deals of all". Netanyahu described this as "absurd" and stressed that moving the embassies to what Israel believes is its "undivided capital" - Jerusalem - especially the US Embassy, is "not a trivial matter".

Author: 0 Ariana Grande to Host Benefit Concert in Manchester

However, he added that Abedi did not disclose he was heading for Manchester when he left Libya last week. Police had followed up on the complaint at the time and visited the house. It also published a diagram showing most of the fatalities occurred in a circle around the bomber, which it said indicated a powerful, high-velocity charge.

Author: 0 Demure Melania Trump visits Vatican with black veil, in head-to-toe black

Trump is now in Brussels , Belgium , where she will attend spousal programs at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G-7 summits, per the White House . Melania and Ivanka Trump dressed in black and wore head veils to meet Pope Francis . MALCOLM BRABANT: The president also met with the Vatican's secretary of state, who encouraged continued US participation in the Paris climate agreement.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande Cancels Tour Dates Through June 5 After Manchester Concert Attack

She and Joan made a quick and quiet departure from England early Tuesday morning with a little help from fellow pop star Taylor Swift, who lent the two women one of her private jets. The changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace was cancelled Wednesday so police officers can be re-deployed, Britain's defence ministry said.

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