Global The moment Red Devils were crowned Europa League champions
Author: 0 The moment Red Devils were crowned Europa League champions

England's biggest club looks to be in the right hands now. Manchester United beat Ajax 2-0 in Stockholm on Wednesday to win the Europa League for the first time. That will have to change. The game was preceded by a minute's silence, which was interrupted by applause from both sets of fans, and United's players wore black armbands.

Global Philippines Forces Hit IS-Linked Militants as Civilians Flee, Wave Flags
Author: 0 Philippines Forces Hit IS-Linked Militants as Civilians Flee, Wave Flags

A Filipino cardinal has prayed for the release of Catholic hostages held by Islamist militants who have seized parts of a city on Mindanao, appealing to Muslim leaders to help secure their release. "If Allah wills it so, then we can not stop it", he said, pointing his finger in the air. The military says he is still wounded from a January air strike and the fierce Maute resistance is aimed at protecting him.

Global Everton determined to sign Wayne Rooney from Manchester United
Author: 0 Everton determined to sign Wayne Rooney from Manchester United

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann is said to be top of their summer wish list, with the France worldwide recently admitting there was a six out of 10 chance of joining United . There are also likely to be outgoings this summer. As planned, the teams observed a moment of silence in remembrance of the Manchester attack victims following Monday night's attack at Manchester Arena.

Author: 0 ISIS Militants from Indonesia Die in Marawi

Philippine military spokesman Brigadier-General Restituto Padilla said 11 soldiers, two policemen and 31 militants had been confirmed as killed in the fighting. The announcement elevates the threat of what experts and the military say are moves by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) to exploit the poverty and lawlessness of predominantly Muslim Mindanao island to establish a base for extremists from Southeast Asia and beyond.

Global Trump to make decision on Paris climate deal
Author: 0 Trump to make decision on Paris climate deal

Trump refused to say he would adhere to NATO's mutual defense pact, known as Article V. The White House claimed that his very presence alongside twisted World Trade Center steel turned into a memorial outside North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters was evidence enough of his commitment.

Author: 0 Trump tweets "money is beginning to pour in" to NATO

The chief also hinted that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members may agree to shoulder fairer responsibility on defence spending in response to heavy criticism from the visiting US President Donald Trump , Xinhua news agency reported .

Author: 0 Deadlock At G7 As Trump Says US Undecided On Climate Change Commitment

Despite inviting several heads of state from Africa, G7 leaders meeting in Sicily had little to say about the many challenges facing the continent. The president's new apparent openness to staying in the landmark Paris climate pact came amid a determined pressure campaign by European leaders.

Author: 0 Operations, firefight in Marawi City continues

On Friday, Duterte ordered his troops to crush the militants, warning that the country is at a grave risk of "contamination" by the Islamic State group. Much of Marawi remains a no-go zone, but disturbing details have emerged. Western Mindanao Command chief Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez said the military needs a few more days to clear Marawi City of the presence of terrorist groups.

Author: 0 Trump won't sign Paris climate change agreement

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters the climate debate was "controversial" and that the leaders of the other G7 nations - France, Japan, Canada , the United Kingdom and Italy - all urged Trump to remain a part of the 2015 agreement.

Global The U.S.-Saudi Arabia relationship goes beyond Donald Trump
Author: 0 The U.S.-Saudi Arabia relationship goes beyond Donald Trump

But there are too many indications that President Trump lacks the patience, the strategy and the staff to launch the kind of serious, committed peace-brokership initiative that Israelis and Palestinians need in order to restart a meaningful peace process.

Author: 0 US President promises not to forget Papal message

Climate change was on the schedule for Trump's visit to the Vatican. President Donald Trump seems to have put put his previous criticism of Pope Francis firmly in the past after meeting the Holy Father at the Vatican Wednesday. But Francis underscored his concern by including among his gifts to Trump a copy of a document he has written denouncing human contributions to climate change.

Author: 0 Kushner reportedly sought back-channel to Kremlin

Reuters , citing seven current and former United States officials, also reported Friday that Kushner had previously undisclosed contacts with Russia's ambassador - including two phone calls between April and November of 2016. The newspaper says Ambassador Sergei Kislyak told his superiors that Kushner proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for their discussions, apparently to make them more hard to monitor.

Global IS claims responsibility for Egypt bus attack
Author: 0 IS claims responsibility for Egypt bus attack

Coptic Christians, whose church dates back almost 2,000 years, make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population of 92 million. They expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Egypt, and wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured.

Author: 0 How Many Action Hotels PLC (LON:AHCG)'s Analysts Are Bearish?

According to Zacks, "InterContinental Hotels Group offers information and reservations capability on the Internet for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn hotels, Holiday Inn Express hotels, and Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn hotels".

Author: 0 Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

There was no surprise in US President Donald Trump's message to the Islamic world, as it was to be one against Iran, Syria and the so-called Islamic State . Trump envisaged using set-piece symbolic gestures such as holding a White House meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and flying directly from Saudi Arabia to Jerusalem to prepare the way for such agreements, Waters said.

Author: 0 Crowds protest Duterte's martial law

President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law across the southern third of the Philippines in response to the clashes, which have claimed at least 48 lives and he has said are part of a campaign by the Islamic State (IS) group to establish a local caliphate.

Global Trump, May reaffirm plans for US-UK trade deal
Author: 0 Trump, May reaffirm plans for US-UK trade deal

They also vowed to increase efforts to counter extremism after an Islamist militant suicide bomber killed 22 at a concert in northern England on Monday, and told internet service providers and social media companies to "substantially increase" their efforts to rein in extremist content.

Global Pope gifts Trump texts on peace, environmentalism
Author: 0 Pope gifts Trump texts on peace, environmentalism

Climate change was on the schedule for Trump's visit to the Vatican. Trump took to Twitter after meeting the pope saying: "Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis ". He gave the Pope a boxed set of five first-edition books by murdered U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King and a bronze sculpture. Officials within the Vatican had anticipated that Trump and Francis would have a more amicable exchange when they met in person.

Author: 0 Mosul residents deny findings of U.S. probe into Iraq strike

The probe concluded that the U.S. strike in the Al-Jadida district inadvertently triggered explosives placed in the building by Islamic State fighters, causing it to collapse. CTS and coalition forces did not know civilians were in the building, Isler said, and ultimately a strike was called in. "All of [the building's] walls were rigged with bombs, and there is no hole or signs that it was an airstrike target", the Iraqi military's Joint Command said.

Global BC Hydro makes progress restoring power after southern BC wind storm
Author: 0 BC Hydro makes progress restoring power after southern BC wind storm

In the Lower Mainland and the Sunshine Coast 15,000 customers were in the dark overnight and at least two sailboats either sank or washed ashore near Vancouver's Vanier park. She says crews are working as fast as possible to reach and fix numerous Interior locations, but there is no estimate when power will be restored. "So we had crews and contract crews at the ready, ready to jump in", said Dag Sharman, a BC Hydro spokesperson.

Author: 0 US House intelligence committee Democrat says panel to subpoena Flynn

Brennan noted anew that USA intelligence agencies had concluded "Russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary (Hillary) Clinton and harm her electability and potential presidency, and to help President Trump's election chances".

Global Churches plan for summer Bible school
Author: 0 Churches plan for summer Bible school

Carter Cemetery in Jefferson County will hold a decoration on May 27 from 10 1 p.m. $12 Adults; $6 children age 5-12; and children under 4 free. The theme will be "Galactic Starveyors: Discovering the God of the Universe". Now that school's out, area churches are making plans for vacation Bible school .

Global US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with N. Korea on mind
Author: 0 US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with N. Korea on mind

The test scheduled for Tuesday was planned years in advance and was not a direct response to recent North Korean provocations, according to a US defense official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The isolated nation's tests have been unsuccessful, though Pentagon officials fear it's only a matter of time before they get it right. He headed the Pentagon's office of operational test and evaluation from 1994 to 2001 and has closely studied the missile defense system.

Author: 0 Ex-CIA chief warned Russia to stay out of election

Coats was also being invited to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Warner said. "It raised questions in my mind about whether Russian Federation was able to gain the cooperation of those individuals", Brennan said. Brennan said it was possible for someone to be helpful to the Russian cause without realizing it. We'd like to see his documents. "Because I think there is a mutual interest to close all the polemics of the past and to start working together", said Massimo Franco, ...

Global Trump shoves fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leader aside on his first summit
Author: 0 Trump shoves fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leader aside on his first summit

It had, he said, also been agreed to adopt an "action plan" created to enhance NATO's contributions while alliance leaders also chose to increase support to the US -led Global Coalition to defeat the Islamic State (IS). North Atlantic Treaty Organisation officials had expected Trump to raise the payments issue during Thursday's meeting, even preparing Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg for the prospect that the president could try to pull off a stunt like handing out invoices.

Author: 0 Special forces deployed in Marawi

Teachers who were trapped in the siege by Muslim militants of Marawi city comfort each other as they wait for their transport back to their hometowns in southern Philippines for the third day Thursday, May 25, 2017. Since then thousands of civilians have fled, and nearly 50 rebels and soldiers have been killed in the fighting. The Maute is one of less than a dozen new armed Muslim groups that have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and formed a loose alliance, with Hapilon ...

Author: 0 Hashemitaba calls on Iranians to vote for Rouhani

The May 19 election is shaping up primarily as a contest between Rouhani, a pragmatist who has the Islamic Republic's relations with the West and sought to liberalize Iranian society, and Ebrahim Raisi , a hardline conservative Shi'ite cleric who served in the hardline judiciary for many years.

Global Obama offers Prince Harry condolences on attack
Author: 0 Obama offers Prince Harry condolences on attack

Obama and Prince Harry also discussed military veterans, mental health and the work of their non-profit foundations. The official Kensington Palace Twitter account shared a photo of the two, which Obama later retweeted. The meeting also gave him an opportunity to pass on his sympathies following Monday's attack at a pop concert in Manchester which left 22 dead and more than 100 injured.

Author: 0 Trump & Macron engage in fierce handshake battle during first meeting

President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands in a meeting at Brussels . Trump, whose own election a year ago shocked the pollsters, said Macron "ran an incredible campaign and had a tremendous victory. Macron hailed this as "one of the true outcomes of this G-7". Macron greets Merkel with a hug and two air-kisses on both cheeks before shaking the hands of a few other leaders.

Author: 0 The Late: Italy leader says G-7 talks were calm and free

The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020. German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters Saturday , "The whole discussion about climate has been hard". "I think he learned how important it is that the United states show leadership", Trump's chief economist Gary Cohn told reporters Friday.

Global United States, Trump given more time to decide on Paris climate agreement
Author: 0 United States, Trump given more time to decide on Paris climate agreement

Canada is planning to champion the benefits of free trade and action on climate change at the G7 Summit in Taormina , Sicily , even as US President Donald Trump tries to steer the world in another direction. The announcement on the final day of the USA president's first worldwide trip comes after he declined to commit to staying in the sweeping climate deal, resisting intense global pressure from his peers at the summit.

Author: 0 UK police stop sharing Manchester attack info with US after leaks

The source said the the issue was "being raised at every relevant level by the British authorities with their USA counterparts". President Donald Trump lashed out at diplomatically damaging leaks from the USA about the Manchester bombing probe, after British authorities, including British Prime Minister Theresa May , criticized American officials for loose talks about the ongoing investigation.

Author: 0 2 more arrested in Manchester; UK blasts USA on leaks

Three vehicles drove up to the Abedi home on Wednesday evening and several men wearing uniform, some of them masked, detained Ramadan Abedi, the alleged attacker's father, and two other unidentified men in the street. Officers also raided a property in the Moss Side area of the city early Thursday and carried out a controlled explosion. Meanwhile, AFP reported quoting a relative and security sources, that Libya had arrested a brother and the father of the suspected suicide bomber.

Global Trump condemns leaks after United Kingdom stop sharing intel
Author: 0 Trump condemns leaks after United Kingdom stop sharing intel

But disclosures in the U.S. media about the Manchester attack have clearly troubled senior British ministers and investigators. "I will make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure", May said before departing for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.

Global US President Trump Chides NATO Allies For Not Paying
Author: 0 US President Trump Chides NATO Allies For Not Paying "Fair Share"

The president has always been pushing member countries to spend at least 2 percent of their gross domestic product on the alliance. In recent months he had called the alliance "obsolete", demanded increased engagement in the fight against terrorism and threatened to withhold support unless other members loosened their purse strings.

Global Pope's gift to Trump -- book on environmental protection
Author: 0 Pope's gift to Trump -- book on environmental protection

The two men have had a rather rocky relationship. The two men's worldviews collided head-on early a year ago, when Francis was sharply critical of Trump's election campaign pledge to build an impenetrable wall on the Mexican border and his declaration that the United States should turn away Muslim immigrants and refugees, Aljazeera reported .

Global United Kingdom election: Labour cut PM May's lead to 5 points
Author: 0 United Kingdom election: Labour cut PM May's lead to 5 points

He said "many experts" had linked United Kingdom involvement in wars overseas to terrorism at home. The i newspaper says Britain's most senior counter-terror officer has urged people to "go out as you planned and enjoy yourselves" this weekend after revealing that police are confident a "large part" of the cell behind the Manchester bombing has been arrested.

Author: 0 British PM to water down £100k 'dementia tax' pledge

A plan to make elderly people pay for the costs of their own care until their total assets fell to 100,000 pounds ($130,000) will now be altered so that there is a cap on what they pay. But she refused to say what the level the cap would be set at. "And we also said that we would protect £100,000 of your savings so, however expensive your care, you can pass something on to your family".

Author: 0 Trump Tells NATO Members to Pay Up

After meeting with Trump at the EU, European Council president Donald Tusk said he and the USA president agreed on the need to combat terrorism but some differences loomed large. President Donald Trump is kicking off the final day of his first trip overseas with a meeting with Group of Seven and African nation leaders. At a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday, Macron insisted on the need for "reciprocity" on trade and said Europeans sometimes had a "too ...

Global G-7 Source: US Gets More Time for Climate Pact Decision
Author: 0 G-7 Source: US Gets More Time for Climate Pact Decision

Trump was warmly welcomed in the Middle East, but in Europe he's faced a far cooler reception. "No doubt, this will be the most challenging G7 summit in years", Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister who chairs summits of European Union leaders, said before the meeting.

Global Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab states
Author: 0 Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab states

Yet the nuclear deal remains in place despite Trump's pledge during the presidential campaign to discard or renegotiate the pact. "It was a awful thing for the United States to enter that deal". A odd comment considering that Iran is widely considered the number one states sponsor of terrorism and that their human rights record is one of the worst in the world .

Author: 0 Trump family's photo with Pope Francis triggers hilarious Photoshop war

Perhaps the most hilarious part of the short bit, however, was when Kimmel referenced two instances during the president's trip when First Lady Melania appeared to avoid holding his hand . The men (President Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner ) went to the men's prayer plaza while the president's daughter Ivanka and the first lady went to the women's area, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported .

Global Hamas: Trump's comments on Jewish ties to Jerusalem false
Author: 0 Hamas: Trump's comments on Jewish ties to Jerusalem false

Trump also became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall. Reading between the lines, President Trump bluntly called out the Palestinians for continuing to indoctrinate their youth with anti-Israel hatred, by demonizing the Jewish people, by supporting and glorifying terrorism, by using government funds to pay rewards to the families of terrorists - thereby perpetuating deadly violence against innocents.

Author: 0 Trump meeting with G7 leaders after going on offensive

Once more, he will likely be received warily, a president who ran on a campaign of "America First" with suggestions of disentangling the United States from global pacts, now engaged in two days of pomp and policy with the leaders of the United Kingdom, France , Germany , Italy , Japan and Canada.

Global Warriors coach Steve Kerr not yet ready to return for NBA Finals
Author: 0 Warriors coach Steve Kerr not yet ready to return for NBA Finals

Even if the NBA's top two teams have steamrolled their way right to the place everybody figured they'd be when the season started all those months ago. "It's a little different, definitely. We have to be ready for the challenge". "It's one of those things I have no control over, it is what it is", said Brown, filling in for the ailing Steve Kerr.

Global Tensions rise as Trump meets G7 leaders
Author: 0 Tensions rise as Trump meets G7 leaders

While most of the public was barred from entering a security red zone, residents of Taormina, a town of 11,000, were given credentials to wear around their necks giving them access to the leaders on their arrival. Trump has threatened to initiate protectionist policies and pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate change deal signed in 2015. Germany's Der Spiegel reported that Trump told European Union leaders in Brussels Thursday that Germans are "bad, very bad " on trade ahead of the Group ...

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