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Author: 0 Trump, May reaffirm commitment to post-Brexit trade deal

They agreed to "enhance sanctions on North Korea , including by identifying and sanctioning entities that support North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programmes", the White House said . There are also likely to be gaps between the leaders on migration policy, noted the official - while everyone agrees on the need for secure borders, Trudeau is among those who also highlight the benefits of an effective immigration policy.

Author: 0 Chelsea Manning Has Been Released From Prison

In a now-famous image provided by the U.S. Army, Pte. In 2010, Manning, who went by the name Bradley at the time , released approximately 750,000 documents to WikiLeaks , some of which were classified. Manning's lawyer said on Tuesday that she was excited to be free. As such, she may be entitled to military benefits, including healthcare. The soldier was actually born Bradley Manning, but revealed after being sentenced to prison that she always felt like a woman and wanted to live ...

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

The city of Marawi, home to some 200,000 people, has been under siege by militants since a government raid Tuesday night on a suspected hideout of Isnilon Hapilon, who is on Washington's list of most-wanted terrorists. Duterte has warned that he might expand martial law nationwide, an unnerving prospect for many who lived through the rule of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Author: 0 Iran accuses U.S. of "Iranophobia", arming "dangerous terrorists"

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gives a press conference in Tehran , Iran , Monday, May 22, 2017. Trump called on Iran to cease its support of "terrorists and militias". It was Iran, Syria , Hezbollah and Russian Federation. He noted that there were some leaders present in the audience who were supporting or patronizing terrorists.

Author: 0 Iran's president criticizes USA after Trump's sharp words

In that address, Trump also took aim at Iran, accusing Tehran of contributing to instability in the region. Iran's close relationship with Russian Federation is well known, yet if Russian Federation and the US manage to beef up their cooperation in the Middle East , Iran may find the opportunity to reduce its dependence vis-a-vis Russian Federation.

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

The Post has not been told that Kushner is a target - or the central focus - of the investigation, and he has not been accused of any wrongdoing. That meeting came at the suggestion of Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, who Kushner also met with at Trump Towers back in December.

Author: 0 G7 leaders reach impasse on climate, urge cyber crackdown

As a candidate, he promised to cancel it and called it one-sided, another bad deal agreed to by President Obama. Nikolai Fichtner says Germany sees protecting the climate as "a modernization program for national economies". Russian Federation was expelled from the group in 2014 after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine. U.S. officials acknowledged they were expecting a hard discussion on trade after reports Trump had described the Germans as "bad, very bad " and vowed to stop them selling ...

Author: 0 IRAN: Rouhani says regional stability impossible without Tehran

Rouhani said in response to a question from The Associated Press . Saudi Arabia is surely now relieved that the visit has given an impression of a favorable shift in the USA policy in the Middle East, one that takes a stronger stance against its archrival Iran.

Author: 0 100 confirmed dead in Sri Lanka mudslides

The government advised any residents whose homes stand in low-lying areas or near hills prone to mudslides to evacuate immediately. Mallawarachi reported from Colombo , Sri Lanka. Heavy rains have lashed several parts of the country since Thursday, inundating roads and houses. "We have appealed to the people living on the banks of the rivers affected by floods to vacate their homes", Minister of Home Affairs Vajira Abeywardena said.

Author: 0 Ferguson hopes Europa win can help a grieving city

Twenty-two people were killed, many of them children, and 64 wounded in the attack on Monday night at Manchester Arena, where United States star Ariana Grande had just held a concert. The boys were fantastic. The win means they qualify for the Champions League. Mourinho and his team posed by a large banner that read "Manchester - A City United".

Author: 0 Ariana Grande to perform benefit concert in Manchester for bombing victims

A teenage boy and a woman arrested by British police this week have since been released without charge, leaving nine in custody on United Kingdom soil who were arrested "on suspicion of offences contrary to the terrorism act". To meet their friends they've made online. Libyan authorities also say they have arrested Abedi's father and brother in Tripoli , alleging the brother knew about the plot.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande to perform at benefit concert in Manchester

Meanwhile, British police arrested the 11th person in their investigation into the attack - a 44-year-old Rusholme man - with the country's top counter-terrorism officer saying a "large part of the network" behind the bombing was now in custody.

Author: 0 2019 win will be bigger: Amit Shah

After former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, BJP President Amit Shah also seems to have landed in a controversy reportedly for eating food prepared by non-Dalits at community lunches with Dalits during his visit to Telangana .

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Author: 0 Trump meets EU leaders in Brussels

President Donald Trump's first appearance at a summit of the alliance's leaders. But perhaps the strangest of all was a clip that very quickly went viral of Trump shoving the prime minister of Montenegro so that he could be at the front of a group of leaders.

Global Manchester bombing: Raids in St Helens, Merseyside, as probe widens
Author: 0 Manchester bombing: Raids in St Helens, Merseyside, as probe widens

The male suspect was arrested at an address in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, following searches connected to the attack, police said. British police said on Thursday (May 25) they had raided a house in Wigan, northern England, which was now being searched in connection with the suicide bombing in Manchester on Monday.

Author: 0 Leaders of G7 nations begin summit in Italy

President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in Taormina , Italy , where he will showcase Kenya's achievements at the G7 Summit as well as meet leaders of the world's most industrialised countries. And then there's President Trump. Speaking ahead of the summit, White House Economic Adviser Gary Cohn predicted a "robust discussion" on both issues in Sicily.

Global Weather warning for Bank Holiday
Author: 0 Weather warning for Bank Holiday

The rain is due to spread northwards from the south of England between noon Sunday May 28 and noon bank holiday Monday, with 20-30mm expected in some places. "Saturday will start off well but as we get into the afternoon there is a chance of thundery showers, which are set to worsen on Sunday". A Met Office spokesperson added: "There are early indications that this could result in some disruption, with sudden flooding of roads, transport routes, homes and businesses possible".

Global WashPost: Senate Intel Committee Requests All Trump Campaign Communications
Author: 0 WashPost: Senate Intel Committee Requests All Trump Campaign Communications

The committee issued a subpoena for Flynn to provide documents related to its investigation of possible Russian interference in the 2016 USA election and whether there was collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia. However, there may be a contempt of Congress action should Flynn continue to refuse to share the documents that were subpoenaed. McCaskill, a former prosecutor, said that she wants to see all the documents, analyze them, and then come to a conclusion.

Author: 0 UK police make 11th arrest over Manchester bomb attack

A source said British investigators were hunting for anyone who may have helped build the suicide bomb and who could be ready to kill again. "We are now carrying out associated searches at a number of addresses", said Chief Constable Ian Hopkins in a statement.

Author: 0 Senate intelligence panel requests Trump campaign documents

Attorneys for Flynn say that a daily "escalating public frenzy against him" and the Justice Department's appointment of a special counsel has created a legally unsafe environment for him to cooperate with a Senate investigation. In a statement to reporters regarding the subpoenas, panel vice chairman Mark Warner said on Tuesday that the committee disagrees "with General Flynn's lawyers' interpretation of taking the Fifth ".

Author: 0 G7 leaders pressure tech firms on removing terror propaganda

The hot-button issues of climate change , trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies off its consensus game, with U.S. partners on trade and climate change . The spotlight is expected to fall on Trump, who has so far given mixed and contrarian signals on key global issues, including relations with Russian Federation, the war in Syria and global trade.

Global Libya arrests brother of Manchester bomber, suspected of plotting another attack
Author: 0 Libya arrests brother of Manchester bomber, suspected of plotting another attack

The youngest victim of the bombing named so far was just 8 years old. Abedi was in Libya for three weeks and returned days before his attack, US military officials assigned to US Africa Command told CNN. Rudd, speaking to the BBC, said on Wednesday that the bomb "was more sophisticated than some of the attacks we've seen before". "I haven't seen police come to his house".

Global Claims Trump's son-in-law sought secret Russian communication channel
Author: 0 Claims Trump's son-in-law sought secret Russian communication channel

According to US media reports the FBI's investigation into Russia's alleged interference with the 2016 presidential election has expanded into the West Wing. Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner wanted to create a backchannel communications link between the President's transition and the Kremlin, according to alleged discussions reported Friday.

Author: 0 Understanding the G7 ahead of Trump's Italian summit

The leaders of the Group of Seven nations have agreed to do more to fight terrorism . Gentiloni had gone into the summit acknowledging deep divisions but hoping for some sign of flexibility from the US. US President Donald Trump stole the show at a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation heads of state yesterday (25 May) when he doubled down on his demands for other members to pay more in an opening speech.

Global Ariana Grande Planning Benefit Concert in Manchester
Author: 0 Ariana Grande Planning Benefit Concert in Manchester

The British government has expressed its anger at the release in USA media of details from the investigation into Monday's concert attack, including photographs of parts of the bomb which left 22 people dead, including children. This comes after the New York Times published photographs Wednesday from the scene of attack, which Islamic State group ( ISIS ) took responsibility for.

Global Twenty-six killed in attack on Christians in Egypt
Author: 0 Twenty-six killed in attack on Christians in Egypt

The assailants in three pickup trucks attacked the bus yesterday as it carried visitors to the Saint Samuel monastery in Minya province, more than 200km from Cairo , the Interior Ministry said . Al-Sisi declared a state of emergency in Egypt following the bombing of two Coptic churches by Islamic State in April. It marks a change from former President Barack Obama, who often kept el-Sissi at a distance and criticized Egypt's human rights record and suspended some US military aid.

Global Dozens dead in Afghanistan violence as Ramadan begins
Author: 0 Dozens dead in Afghanistan violence as Ramadan begins

At a local hospital, doctors received at least 14 dead bodies and eight wounded people, said Gul Mohammaddin Mangal, head of the public health department in Khost . Separately, 10 civilians, including women and children, were killed and six others were wounded when a minibus hit a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Friday.

Global Jared Kushner Sought Secret Line To Russia
Author: 0 Jared Kushner Sought Secret Line To Russia

On Thursday, NBC News and the Washington Post reported that Kushner, who held several meetings with Russian officials following the election, is a focus of the probe, making him the first current White House official to be caught up in it, although Kushner, who is Trump's son-in-law, has not been accused of any wrongdoing.

Author: 0 KISS cancels concert in Manchester after terrorist attack

Eight people remained in custody in connection with Monday's attack, in which Abedi targeted music fans at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, killing 22 and injuring dozens. Part of that threat assessment is the fear that Abedi, who blew himself up in the bomb attack , could have been working as part of a group with possible links to militants who have the competence to plot and execute suicide bombings.

Author: 0 Iran, Russia, Turkey can help peace, stability in region

Rouhani also dismissed the U.S. and Saudi governments' $110 billion dollar arms deal, saying: "You can't solve terrorism just by giving your people's money to a superpower". Obama, however, was very reluctant to take any decisive step that would change the war's fate. He also noted that Iran, Russia and Turkey along with other countries can accelerate Astana talks to bring peace, stability and welfare to the region.

Global Iranian president Rouhani calls US relations 'a curvy road'
Author: 0 Iranian president Rouhani calls US relations 'a curvy road'

He also slammed Washington's decision to side with the Saudis, arguing that the Islamic kingdom was undemocratic: "The Saudis have never seen a ballot box in their life and don't know what elections are". They will gravitate to Rouhani, a moderate cleric who oversaw the negotiations with the West that culminated in the 2015 Comprehensive Agreement that capped Tehran's nuclear program and is anticipated to lead to the country's reintegration into the worldwide community.

Global Netanyahu Orders Cabinet To Attend Trump Arrival Ceremony
Author: 0 Netanyahu Orders Cabinet To Attend Trump Arrival Ceremony

United States President Donald Trump heads for Israel and the Palestinian territories today as part of his first trip overseas since taking office, hoping to renew peace efforts. Trump's first foreign trip began in Saudi Arabia and takes him, after Israel, to the Vatican for an audience with Pope Francis, to Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit and finally to Sicily for a meeting of leaders of the Group of Seven major industrial nations.

Global Portugal jubilant after singer's Eurovision victory
Author: 0 Portugal jubilant after singer's Eurovision victory

Moldova came in at third with 374 points. "This is a victory for music.music isn't fireworks, music is feeling", Sobral said upon receiving the prize Saturday night, the BBC reported . In response, Russia's state-owned Channel 1 television is refusing to broadcast the contest, replacing Saturday's final with a screening of the film "Alien".

Author: 0 Russian Amb. said Kushner wanted secret communications backchannel

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn was also present at the meeting between Kushner and Kislyak at which the ambassador "reportedly was taken aback by the suggestion of allowing an American to use Russian communications gear at its embassy or consulate", the Post reported.

Global G7 leaders gather for 'robust' talks in Sicily
Author: 0 G7 leaders gather for 'robust' talks in Sicily

Italy is responding to the usual cliches about Sicily by holding the Group of Seven summit in Taormina , ex-premier and Democratic Party leader Matteo Renzi said Friday. She said the same thing goes for free trade. The G-7 group of wealthy democracies includes the United States , Britain , Italy , France , Germany , Japan and Canada .

Global North Korea border object was balloon, says South
Author: 0 North Korea border object was balloon, says South

South Korea says an object which drifted over the border from North Korea on Tuesday appears to have been a balloon carrying propaganda leaflets. The statement said the military strengthened its air observation and maintained its defense readiness.

Global North Korea on Trajectory to Nuclear-Armed ICBM: US Intel Official
Author: 0 North Korea on Trajectory to Nuclear-Armed ICBM: US Intel Official

A few days ago, Moon's top official in charge of unification and national security mentioned the prospect of ending sanctions against the North imposed after it torpedoed the Navy corvette Cheonan in 2010 and even reopening the Kaesong Industrial Complex and resuming tours to North Korea's scenic Mt.

Global Dozens dead after attack on Coptic Christian buses in Egypt
Author: 0 Dozens dead after attack on Coptic Christian buses in Egypt

They said one of the assailants' SUVs got stuck in the sand, so they torched it and hijacked a truck traveling the same road, killing its occupants. The assault happened while the bus was travelling on a side road in the desert leading to the remote monastery.

Global Militants attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 28
Author: 0 Militants attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 28

According to him, the residents counted not fewer than 20 dead bodies with several others injured and many houses razed. Egypt's Copts, the Middle East's largest Christian community, have repeatedly complained of suffering discrimination, as well as outright attacks, at hands of the country's majority Muslim population.

Global Judge accuses DSS of lying, Orders Unconditional release of Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah
Author: 0 Judge accuses DSS of lying, Orders Unconditional release of Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah

Justice Idris had in his ruling, also on Thursday, ordered the DSS to release the Capital Oil boss unconditionally within 48 hours. The billionaire had earlier been arrested and detained by DSS on Friday May 5, 2017 over allegation of not remitting N11 billion being the sum realized from the sales of petroleum products stored in his facility by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Author: 0 Sabazar and his aide killed Tral encounter

Sabzar Ahmad Bhat is widely believed to have succeeded Burhan Wani , whose killing previous year sparked months-long unrest and violence in Kashmir . According to reports, Sabzar made a final phone call to his family members when he got injured and asked for forgiveness. He said, "Forgive me if I'm wrong".

Global The reason behind Macron's firm handshake with Trump, revealed
Author: 0 The reason behind Macron's firm handshake with Trump, revealed

Macron was warned by the French ambassador to the United States after the ambassador learned about the nature of Trump's handshakes. The two men met ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels and locked hands for so long that their knuckles began to turn white.

Global Devout Catholic Sean Spicer Excluded From Trump's Vatican Trip
Author: 0 Devout Catholic Sean Spicer Excluded From Trump's Vatican Trip

McMaster, former bodyguard Keith Schiller , social media adviser Dan Scavino and communications adviser Hope Hicks all made the cut, according to pictures of the meeting. He presented the pope with a first-edition set of Martin Luther King Jr.'s works, an engraved stone from Martin Luther King Jr.'s King memorial in Washington and a bronze sculpture.

Global Gowdy Expected to Take Chaffetz's Post as Head of Oversight Committee
Author: 0 Gowdy Expected to Take Chaffetz's Post as Head of Oversight Committee

Flynn had resigned . A packed field of Utah Republicans started shaping up Friday to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz while the governor and legislators tussled over whether the state needs to pass emergency laws to hold a special election. Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, said on the same segment of This Week that he hopes Chaffetz will use his subpoena power to get the meeting transcripts.

Author: 0 New GST Bill Rates Released by Arun Jaitley

After the conclusion of two-day GST Council meet in Srinagar on Friday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that cinema halls will be taxed at 28 per cent. Scented Zarda and filter Khaini will attract 160 per cent cess, for pan masala gutkha it would be 204 per cent. Jaitley said tax on gold and precious metals will be taken up at the next meeting of the Council on June 3.

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