Author: 0 Philippines Says Foreign Fighters Have Joined IS-Linked Militant Group

Manila, May27 :Philippine security forces dropped more bombs Saturday on a southern city where they have been battling Islamist militants for five days, vowing no let up despite the start of Ramadan. "At night we can hear the gunfire", said Mohammad Usman, 49, who was among thousands of residents streaming out of the city, jamming their belongings into cars.

Author: 0 Foreigners involved in deadly Philippine urban battle

Duterte made the remark in a speech to soldiers on Mindanao island, where he imposed martial law on Tuesday to try to crush Islamic State-linked rebels, who have been battling the military after laying siege to a southern city. He said he had spent the last few nights "praying that the bullets will not find their way to my house and hit us". Hapilon has also suffered a mild stroke, he said.

Author: 0 Pres. Trump omits defense pact in NATO speech

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump was "100 percent" committed to collective defence. "All people who cherish life must unite behind finding, exposing and removing these killers and extremists". Trump, in addition to partaking in the traditional pomp and circumstance of the summit being held in a picturesque Sicilian town perched above the Mediterranean Sea, also held one-on-one meetings with the leaders of Japan, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Author: 0 Italy's Taormina hosts G7 summit

Some of the spouses got a helicopter's eye view of Mount Etna, an active volcano near Catania, but not Mrs. Trump, who arrived separately in her own minivan. On Thursday in Brussels, with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders standing alongside him, Trump accused members of the military alliance of owing "massive amounts of money" to the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - even though allied contributions are voluntary.

Global Terrorist attacks in the UK: how have they changed?
Author: 0 Terrorist attacks in the UK: how have they changed?

Sessions said he shares President Trump's "deep concern" about leaked information concerning Monday's suicide bombing in Manchester , England. Amid concerns that the United Kingdom faces the risk of another attack imminently, May will cut short her trip to a Group of Seven meeting in Sicily, returning Friday night after the first day of the two-day summit.

Global Melania Trump wears $51K Dolce & Gabbana jacket in Sicily
Author: 0 Melania Trump wears $51K Dolce & Gabbana jacket in Sicily

TAORMINA, Sicily (AP ) - Melania Trump's first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000, or several thousand dollars below the median USA income in 2015. Gabbana has been celebrating each appearance with Instagram posts . The median American family income in 2015, according to government statistics, was $55,775 .

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Author: 0 Watch Melania Swat Away Donald Trump's Hand During Israel Visit

You are the president of Israel's greatest, most important ally. The US president then asked "what is the protocol?" and the prime minister responded, "who knows?". Trump was "pulling [Melania] in sexually" during the dance. "Donald and Melania used to have a lot of physical contact, smiling and happiness". They compared them to other United States first couples.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande to return to Manchester for charity show

Twelve of the injured are under 16. Ms Rudd said she had complained to USA officials to make sure the flow of information was staunched. Under normal circumstances, he said, Abedi may have been able to travel to the United States because he was from Britain, a visa-waiver country, but he would have been subjected to a background check via the US government's Electronic System for Travel Authorization, or ESTA.

Global Britain cuts terrorism threat level after significant police activity
Author: 0 Britain cuts terrorism threat level after significant police activity

However, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, the United Kingdom police chief for counter-terrorism, advised people to be vigilant but to "go out as you planned and enjoy yourselves". She also urged fans to donate to the Manchester Evening News fundraising appeal, which has raised more than £5 million. Extra armed officers can patrol events this weekend because soldiers will guard key locations such as the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street and Buckingham Palace, said Chief Superintendent ...

Global Trump's big lovely, incredible visit
Author: 0 Trump's big lovely, incredible visit

Bethlehem - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his call for the establishment of a Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital during his 45-minute encounter with his American counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday.

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Author: 0 Rouhani: Iran's help key to regional stability

He also called the Saudi summit a "show-off" convention that "will not have any political and practical values". The Iranian goverment does not "speak openly about mass murder", and the one Iranian leader who spoke about the eventual destruction of Israel (although he did not promise to do it personally) was Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Global Philippines says foreign fighters part of IS
Author: 0 Philippines says foreign fighters part of IS "invasion"

The Philippine authority continues to fight to free Marawi from the Maute's siege as surviving residents flee for their safety. They have worked with other militant groups including Abu Sayyaf in various attacks and criminal activities in southern Philippines.

Global Hassan Rouhani wins second term as Iranian president
Author: 0 Hassan Rouhani wins second term as Iranian president

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Iran's presidential election was an internal matter and called on Tehran to adhere to United Nations resolutions on its ballistic missiles and to stop supporting "terrorism". Mr Raisi, his nearest challenger, is close to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, who stopped short of endorsing anyone in the election.

Global Rouhani's re-election as Iran president positive for petroleum sector
Author: 0 Rouhani's re-election as Iran president positive for petroleum sector

Iranian-backed forces have been fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq and support the government of President Bashar Assad in its battle against Sunni fighters in Syria. That's when Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric and protesters in Iran attacked two of the kingdom's diplomatic posts. Iran's economy has slowly recovered since the lifting of sanctions a year ago but deals with Western investors are few and far between as foreign investors are cautious about trading with or ...

Global Iran's President Advises Saudi Arabia to Gain Power Through Ballot Boxes
Author: 0 Iran's President Advises Saudi Arabia to Gain Power Through Ballot Boxes

Unlike in the U.S., Iran's president is a political figurehead with very limited powers and responsibilities. "Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran?" The Iranian president criticized Trump's decision to visit Saudi Arabia, noting that the kingdom "has never seen a ballot box" while Iran just had another successful presidential election in which over 40 million people voted.

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Author: 0 Iran President Rouhani leading in election

Minister Al-Jubeir praised U.S. President Donald Trump's attendance at the summit and his efforts to promote dialogue between the U.S. and Muslim-majority countries. election, Mr Trump said the 2015 nuclear agreement Tehran signed with global powers was the "the worst deal ever" and that he was determined to "dismantle this disastrous mistake".

Author: 0 Trump rows shadow 'toughest G7 in years'

The differences are well-known: climate change , trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies off its consensus game, with US President Donald Trump cast as the spoiler-in-chief. The intrigue also remains around Russian Federation. Trump is seated between Beji Caid Essebsi, president of Tunisia, and Mahamadou Issoufou, the president of Niger, for his first meeting of the day.

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Author: 0 INEC Accuses Kogi Governor of Double Registration, to Deal With Staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission , INEC says the Governor of Kogi State, Mr Yahaya Bello , registered twice as a voter in Nigeria, an action the electoral umpire says is illegal. The press briefing comprising federal lawmakers, state chairman and other top members asked the governor to resign over his double registration during the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration.

Author: 0 G-7 leaders to condemn N. Korea, terrorism as summit wraps up

Leaders of the G7, from left, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel , U.S. President Donald Trump , Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni , French President Emmanuel Macron , Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , and British Prime Minister Theresa May pose during a group photo for the G7 summit in the Ancient Theatre of Taormina ( 3rd century BC) in the Sicilian citadel of Taormina, Italy , Friday, May 26, 2017 .AP Photo/Andrew MedichiniThe 2017 G7 ...

Author: 0 G-7 leaders reach impasse on climate change

Separately, Mr Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed plans to boost trade, including a post-Brexit trade deal. "He said "I don't have a problem with Germany , I have a problem with German trade". partners have to say before making a decision on how to proceed. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the matter before the formal announcement.

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Author: 0 Iran's foreign minister accuses US of 'Iranophobia'

Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani on Monday dismissed his USA counterpart Donald Trump's summit with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia this weekend as "just a show". He also said bilateral work is being carried out to strengthen the Armenian-Iranian relations in the sectors of customs, agriculture and in the creation of a free trade zone.

Author: 0 Trump not swayed by G7 leaders on Paris climate deal

Diplomats worked late into the night to try to agree the wording with the United States on global trade. During Friday's gathering of the Group of 7 wealthy democracies - as well as at earlier stops on Trump's first worldwide trip - leaders have implored him to stick with the 2015 accord aimed at reducing carbon emissions and slowing potentially disastrous global warming.

Author: 0 Chaffetz doubles down on request for Comey documents after Federal Bureau of Investigation balks

The document didn't include the email , which supposedly described how Lynch had privately assured a Clinton campaign staffer during the election that the DOJ wouldn't take the email probe too far. Many congressional committees have sought out Comey's testimony after news broke last week that he had written a memo stating that Trump had asked him to drop his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Global Trump, at NATO, vows unwavering fight against terrorism
Author: 0 Trump, at NATO, vows unwavering fight against terrorism

As a presidential candidate, Trump railed against NATO's financial burden-sharing, suggesting the US might only come to the defense of countries that meet the alliance's guidelines - for committing 2 percent of their gross domestic product to military spending.

Global Jared Kushner, Russia discussed secret communications channel
Author: 0 Jared Kushner, Russia discussed secret communications channel

According to the report , U.S. officials intercepted communications of Russian operatives discussing Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak telling superiors that Kushner asked him about the possibility of such a secret communications channel during a meeting in December at Trump Tower.

Global First Ebola outbreak since 2014 kills three people
Author: 0 First Ebola outbreak since 2014 kills three people

WHO described the outbreak as a public health crisis of global importance. Local authorities said three deaths have been reported among nine suspected cases of the Ebola virus since April 22. In 2014, more than 11,300 people were killed in the worst-ever outbreak of the virus in West Africa, a lot of them in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Global Paris climate commitment 'crippling' to US growth: White House
Author: 0 Paris climate commitment 'crippling' to US growth: White House

The meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel came a day after Trump reportedly called Germans "bad". White House economic advisor Gary Cohn said that trade would be a "big topic" overall after Trump rode to power on an "America First" platform of protectionism.

Global RFE/RL: G7 leaders stroll through Taormina
Author: 0 RFE/RL: G7 leaders stroll through Taormina

Four leaders are making their G-7 debut on Friday, including President Donald Trump . The G-7 leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump , on Friday also discussed climate and trade. Merkel said the leaders agreed to "act against protectionism". Whether points of contention loom for Trump at the G7 summit is unclear, but among possible areas of discussion will be whether the USA will withdraw the from the Paris climate accord signed between by almost 200 nations during the Obama ...

Author: 0 House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz Will Resign Next Month

Chaffetz previously announced that he would not seek re-election , though he was expected to finish out his term, now slated to end in 2018. But he did not provide a date for his departure until Thursday. Some of the leading contenders to replace Chaffetz as House Oversight chair are former Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Rep. Jimmy Duncan (R-Tenn.) and Rep.

Author: 0 A solution for health care

House Republicans faced fierce criticism for rushing to pass a bill with nearly no feedback from industry groups, including no hearings with expert witnesses. Healthcare industry groups are guardedly hopeful they will have more influence on the Senate's healthcare overhaul bill than they had on the House bill passed earlier this month.

Global Coordinated effort believed in United Kingdom bombing
Author: 0 Coordinated effort believed in United Kingdom bombing

The BBC said Manchester Police hoped to resume normal intelligence relationships soon but is now furious. U.S. congressman Mike McCaul, Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the bomb was of a "level of sophistication" that might indicate its maker had foreign training.

Author: 0 After trip's final day, Trump to return to tumult at home

But people familiar with the matter say the Federal Bureau of Investigation now considers the encounter, as well as another meeting Kushner had with a Russian banker, to be of investigative interest. The White House declined to comment. The White House disclosed in March that this meeting had taken place, but only after media reports surfaced and has so far played down its significance.

Global Rude Boy Trump Rebuked for Pushing Prime Minister Aside at NATO Summit
Author: 0 Rude Boy Trump Rebuked for Pushing Prime Minister Aside at NATO Summit

The speech comes at a time when Washington's longstanding partnerships with the United Kingdom and Israel have endured friction over intelligence gaffes by the new administration. "Really slapping people down for not doing what they are supposed to". "It isn't about defense spending, it's about solidarity and security, which the defense spending enables", Daalder said.

Author: 0 Trump still not backing Paris climate agreement: Italy's PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May was to lead a discussion on terrorism with her aides saying she would issue a call for G7 countries to put more pressure on internet companies to ensure extremist content is quickly taken offline and notified to authorities.

Author: 0 Dems alarmed by report on Trump, intel bosses

Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner , the top Republican and Democrat on the intelligence panel, said in a statement they were disappointed by Flynn's decision, but would "vigorously pursue" his testimony and documents related to the investigation.

Global Police say Mississippi boy shot after car stolen
Author: 0 Police say Mississippi boy shot after car stolen

None of the three suspects have any prior convictions but said Washington was out on bond for an armed robbery arrest in Madison County. We've confirmed that Wakefield attends Ridgeland High School where he played quarterback on the football team.

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Author: 0 Unidentified object flies from North Korea over border with South

On Sunday, North Korea said it had carried out a "successful" test of a medium range ballistic missile . "The military has beefed up our anti-air surveillance and maintained readiness posture". The incident illustrates the extreme sensitivities and risks of miscalculation in the decades-old standoff between the two countries, which have been divided by the world's most fortified border since the 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice instead of a peace treaty.

Global Death toll in Egypt attack on Christians rises to 29
Author: 0 Death toll in Egypt attack on Christians rises to 29

It followed many church bombings claimed by Islamic State terrorists. It said jihadist training camps in the eastern Libyan city of Derna were hit. The military published footage of the strikes but declined to say where they took place.

Global Another awkward moment between Trumps in Rome
Author: 0 Another awkward moment between Trumps in Rome

Trump also condemned the recent terrorist attack in Manchester, saying: "Terrorists and extremists, and those who give them aid and comfort, must be driven out from our society forever". This tension will remain until a peaceful solution is ultimately found between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Since 1967, the global community - including the USA - has refused to officially recognize eastern Jerusalem and its Jewish holy sites as part of Israel .

Author: 0 Rodrigo Duterte warns of 'contamination' by ISIS

The city, with a population of more than 201,000, has become a veritable ground zero of intermittent clashes between soldiers and extremist bandits since Tuesday. "We can still talk about it", Duterte said. "But those who are out-and-out terrorists, and you can not be convinced to stop fighting, so be it. Let us fight".

Author: 0 Exit polls show Merkel's CDU wins key German election

With a fifth of Germans - 13.1 million - eligible to vote in North Rhine-Westphalia, an election in the western state is always closely watched. At the same time, the Green Party, now the junior coalition partner to the SPD in the government of Germany's most populous state, took a massive hit, dropping down to 6.4%.

Author: 0 Trump builds ties with Arab allies in Riyadh

Donald Trump has likened the fight against Islamic extremism to a battle between "good and evil" and not different faiths. Obama said he came to Cairo to "seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition".

Global United States is G7 only holdout on Paris climate pledge
Author: 0 United States is G7 only holdout on Paris climate pledge

Trump's surprise announcement, in the form of a tweet on the final day of his lengthy global trip, comes after he declined to commit to staying in the sweeping climate deal, refusing to give in to intense worldwide pressure. Money is beginning to pour in- North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will be much stronger". Only five members now meet the target, but the other nations are committed to the goal by 2024.

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Author: 0 Hillary Clinton To Deliver Commencement Speech At Wellesley College

Of course, Trump recently fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, who is investigating ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. 'That is not hyperbole, it is what authoritarian regimes throughout history have done'. Clinton on Friday urged the graduating class at her MA alma mater to fight against "full-fledged assaults on truth and reason".

Global Foreigners involved in deadly Philippine urban battle: government
Author: 0 Foreigners involved in deadly Philippine urban battle: government

Ramos said security and intelligence lapses that led to the crisis in Marawi City can be attributed to the "failure of organization" in the Duterte administration. On the opening of the peace talks between government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) tomorrow, May 27, Reyes reiterated that Duterte has the option to resolve the armed conflict in the country by signing the Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reformts (CASER), or, "he can take the ...

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