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Author: 0 Egypt hits jihadists after attack on Christians kills 28

Islamic State said it carried out the attack - the latest in a series against Coptic Christians that has seen more than 100 people killed since December . Relatives of victims of an attack that killed at least 28 Coptic Christians react at the funeral in Minya, Egypt May 26, 2017. A Foreign Ministry spokesman says the news was being received with "deep sorrow", noting that German is now hosting a large gathering of the Protestant Church that Coptic Christians are attending too.

Global President Trump Prepares to Visit Israel
Author: 0 President Trump Prepares to Visit Israel

Israel occupied the West Bank and east Jerusalem in 1967 and later annexed the east of the city in a move never recognised by the global community. The reunification anniversary is "the right time for the USA to correct this historic injustice", said Susan Michael, the director of ICEJ's United States branch.

Global Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed
Author: 0 Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed

The Egyptian President, in a televised address shortly after the attack, indicated that he had ordered quick retaliation on the militants: air raids against terrorist camps which allegedly trained the attackers of the Coptic Christians in Minya province, Southern Egypt.

Author: 0 AP reports Kushner back channel with Russian Federation involved Syria

A lawyer for Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner says Kushner stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. Robert Mueller: Who is the newly-appointed overseer of the Trump-Russia probe? Reuters reported Friday that Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with Kislyak past year, including two phone calls between April and November.

Global Trump says North Korea is a world problem that 'will be solved'
Author: 0 Trump says North Korea is a world problem that 'will be solved'

The Japanese prime minister apparently aspired to turn the summit into an opportunity to increase pressure on North Korea by seeking agreement from other G-7 allies after cementing Japan-U.S. North Korea carried out two atomic tests previous year, and has accelerated its missile launch programme, despite tough United Nations sanctions aimed at denying Kim the hard currency needed to fund his weapons ambitions.

Global Bill Kristol: Back Channels 'Suspicious' Only When Kushner Involved
Author: 0 Bill Kristol: Back Channels 'Suspicious' Only When Kushner Involved

News media report that the FBI is investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian officials. US President Donald Trump's assistant and daughter Ivanka Trump holds hands with her husband White House senior advisor Jared Kushner as they leave the Pantheon following their private visit, in Rome, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Global Oregon clinches spot in the Women's College World Series
Author: 0 Oregon clinches spot in the Women's College World Series

Mercado got caught between third base and home plate for the second out, and Rhodes grounded out to stand two base runners in the top of the first inning. Erin Rethlake hit a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth to extend the Wildcats' lead. OR got on the board in the top of the fifth inning on an illegal pitch and an RBI groundout.

Global Reports swirling about Kushner and Russian Federation probe — AP Report
Author: 0 Reports swirling about Kushner and Russian Federation probe — AP Report

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser, declined to say whether he would be concerned if a private citizen attempted to set up backchannel communications with a foreign government to influence U.S. Those contacts included two phone calls between April and November previous year, two of the sources said. "The next question is whether the president authorized this, because no one stands between Trump and Kushner on the chain of command".

Author: 0 Palestinian inmates in Israeli jails end hunger strike: Prison Service

The Israeli prison service, however, insisted the deal had been done not with prisoners' representatives but with the Palestinian Authority and the International Committee of the Red Cross . He observed that his office "has serious doubts as to whether capital trials in Gaza meet these standards". The strike began in mid-April, with an op-ed in the New York Times penned by Barghouti, who protested "ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners".

Author: 0 Manchester attack: United Kingdom terror threat level down from critical to severe

His features are partly obscured by a baseball cap and glasses. Police have "got hold of a large part" of the terror network behind the Manchester bombing , an official said earlier on Friday. A woman and a boy aged 16 who were arrested in connection with the attack have been released without charge. Abedi is of Libyan descent and traveled to the country within the past 12 months - one of multiple countries he visited - and had "clear ties to al Qaeda", the USA intelligence official said.

Author: 0 Castroneves fastest on Carb Day as another Honda engine goes

Of Team Penske's five entries in the prestigious race, the 2014 IndyCar champion was the only Penske driver who had a shot at the pole. Then, during qualifying, Fernando Alonso needed an engine change before turning his four laps in time trials.

Global Six die on Everest in past month
Author: 0 Six die on Everest in past month

Last year, six climbers had died between April and May. An Indian climber, meanwhile, fell ill while on his way down from the summit on Saturday and did not make it to the nearest camp, located at South Col, at a height of approximately 8,000 metres.

Global French president Macron trumps Trump's tug-and-hold handshake
Author: 0 French president Macron trumps Trump's tug-and-hold handshake

World leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump are in Belgium to attend a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. These are the titles that the US President Donald Trump has with regards to his elected position. Bloomberg, a financial information agency, devoted a whole article to an analysis of the comic scene for Emmanuel Macron: "It took the French president only six seconds to make Trump better than Trump with A handshake that showed ...

Author: 0 Merkel says climate talks at G7 summit 'very unsatisfactory'

The landmark agreement, which was signed in Paris two years ago, aims at significantly reducing carbon emissions, by limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. Trump ended his nine-day trip with a speech to USA troops in Sicily, where he recounted his visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Belgium and Italy and his work to counter terrorism.

Global Britain lowers terror threat level as more arrested
Author: 0 Britain lowers terror threat level as more arrested

The level had been raised to "critical" after Monday's deadly bombing. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley , Britain's top counterterrorism police officer, said authorities have dismantled a "large part" of the network around Abedi, who killed 22 people and wounded dozens by bombing an Ariana Grande concert Monday in Manchester .

Global Manchester attack: Police try to trace bomber's last movements
Author: 0 Manchester attack: Police try to trace bomber's last movements

Brit officials were stunned when photos appearing to show debris from the attack at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena were leaked to The New York Times yesterday. The two leaders will meet at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels later on Thursday. On Friday, she released another statement on Instagram.

Global Ramsey fires Wenger to record seventh FA Cup
Author: 0 Ramsey fires Wenger to record seventh FA Cup

Arsenal were supreme from start to finish, and even when Chelsea snuck an equaliser, Wenger's immediate substitution provided the ideal riposte as sub Olivier Giroud made a superb run and flipped a gorgeous cross in for Aaron Ramsey to head home the cup victor.

Author: 0 Trump says Netanyahu, Abbas assured him they are ready for peace

Trump delivered a speech May 21 to the leaders of more than 50 Muslim countries in which he outlined his vision for United States policy in the region and America's relations with Muslim nations. The fact that Trump said "We will all be judged by God" is nothing new to the Saudis, as they are telling their people and the Sunni world on a daily basis that the fight against terror is one that is sanctioned by God.

Global Trade division tensions rise as Trump meets G7 leaders
Author: 0 Trade division tensions rise as Trump meets G7 leaders

Whether points of contention loom for Trump at the G7 summit is unclear, but among possible areas of discussion will be whether the US will withdraw the from the Paris climate accord. Cohn stressed Friday that the president was simply being critical of the US trade deal with Germany. Trump is seated between Beji Caid Essebsi, president of Tunisia, and Mahamadou Issoufou, the president of Niger, for his first meeting of the day.

Author: 0 Putin, Iran's Rouhani talk Syria, economic ties

U.S. President Donald Trump (who calls the treaty "one of the worst deals ever signed") is not alone in seeing it as a failure. Iran has a big, middle-income economy with a large industrialized sector, but largely because of those sanctions it has been in the doldrums for the past decade.

Global Takeaways From Trump's First Foreign Trip As President
Author: 0 Takeaways From Trump's First Foreign Trip As President

Notably though, there was an absence of any reference to a two-state solution or any details on how peace could be achieved or what he personally would do to advance it. In contrast, Husam Zomlot, Palestinian ambassador to the United States and a key Abbas ally, said he did not see Trump's comments as a USA policy shift.

Global Unsuccessful Success: President Trump Meeting EU Leaders in Europe's Capital
Author: 0 Unsuccessful Success: President Trump Meeting EU Leaders in Europe's Capital

The Wall Street Journal editorial board pushed back on Thursday, lambasting the press for crying wolf every time Trump opens his mouth. The meeting with Merkel came just a day after Trump reportedly called Germans "bad". Trump tweeted earlier in the day that he would make a final decision next week on whether to withdraw from the climate pact. President Donald Trump will return to Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, but his White House still sits under a cloud of ...

Global New French government unveiled, Le Drian foreign minister
Author: 0 New French government unveiled, Le Drian foreign minister

He was one of the big names on the right that withdrew his support to Francois Fillon and called for him to step down in the light of the Penelopegate scandal . A pro-European, German-speaking rightist, Le Maire came second to ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy for the leadership of the The Republicans party in 2014 and finished fifth in the right-wing presidential primaries a year ago.

Global Tillerson says Trump 'pressured' Netanyahu, Abbas to revive peace talks
Author: 0 Tillerson says Trump 'pressured' Netanyahu, Abbas to revive peace talks

In his speech in Saudi Arabia , however, he praised Islam as "one of the world's great faiths". "It wasn't the Iraqis , it was Saudi - take a look at Saudi Arabia , open the documents". Despite the emergence of a younger, more pragmatic Saudi leadership embodied in deputy crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman that views Israel as a practical ally against Iran, the Palestinian issue remains a sacred cow that can not be sacrificed without serious consequences.

Global Ariana Grande Will Return To Manchester:
Author: 0 Ariana Grande Will Return To Manchester: "We Won't Let Hate Win"

British police working on the case have resumed intelligence-sharing with US counterparts after a brief halt because of anger over leaks to USA media thought by Britain to be coming from US officials. All are being held on suspicion of offenses violating the terrorism act. All are men, aged between 18 and 44. A friend of the terrorist behind the Manchester attack says he was upset about the stabbing of a friend a year ago.

Global McMaster 'Not Concerned' By Reports On Kushner-Moscow Backchannel
Author: 0 McMaster 'Not Concerned' By Reports On Kushner-Moscow Backchannel

The FBI is looking at meetings that Kushner fielded with Kislyak and Russian banking executive Sergey Gorkov in December as part of the law enforcement investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow . But they did not dismiss the idea that the administration would go outside normal USA government and diplomatic channels for communications with other countries.

Global CNN and Liberal Media: Did Donald Trump Shove a Prime Minister?
Author: 0 CNN and Liberal Media: Did Donald Trump Shove a Prime Minister?

According to USA government figures, Germany previous year boasted a $64 billion (57 billion euros) trade surplus with the US. "It is simply a harmless situation", he said afterward. The Times has been the frequent target of attacks by Trump , who has called the newspaper "fake news " and "failing". But that was a historical observation, not a pledge for the future.

Global Trump Delays Decision on Paris Climate Accord as Allies Reaffirm Commitment
Author: 0 Trump Delays Decision on Paris Climate Accord as Allies Reaffirm Commitment

Trump has largely stuck to script and kept his tweeting to a minimum on a trip which has taken him to Saudi Arabia , Israel , the Palestinian territories, the Vatican and Brussels. "His views are evolving, he came here to learn", Cohn said. Plus, support for climate action is far reaching, with everyone from CEOs to Pope Francis calling for the U.S.to lead.

Global Police arrest man in connection with Manchester blast
Author: 0 Police arrest man in connection with Manchester blast

The band said its "thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those affected and all the people of Manchester at this hard time ". "It is absolutely understandable that this has caused much distress for families that are already suffering terribly with their loss", he said .

Author: 0 Macron visits French troops in Mali's deeply-troubled north

Macron was keen to display his defence and security credentials after promising to meet with some of the 1,700 French soldiers stationed in Gao at France's largest foreign base, part of the larger "Barkhane" counter-terror force operating across the Sahel region.

Global Pakistan Army, government to jointly fight Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ
Author: 0 Pakistan Army, government to jointly fight Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ

Jadhav, a former navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court last month after being convicted of spying. In a big diplomatic victory for India, the ICJ on May 18 stayed his execution. Jadhav's arrest and the subsequent death sentences raised hackles in New Delhi . "They wanted the ICJ to give a stay. The decision to send Khawar Qureshi was a unanimous one".

Global Ariana Grande Tops UK iTunes Chart; Will Re-Enter Official Top 40
Author: 0 Ariana Grande Tops UK iTunes Chart; Will Re-Enter Official Top 40

We have a feeling there will be a lot more memorials for the people who lost their lives under this act of violence and hate. The man is one of nine who is being held for questioning in England following Monday's attack. "Thank you", they added. Refunds for the KISS show will be granted to all ticketholders at the point of purchase. In addition to those killed, Manchester officials raised to 119 the number of people who sought medical treatment after the attack.

Author: 0 United Kingdom authorities 'furious' at USA leaks of Manchester bombing probe

Islamic State, now being driven from territories in Syria and Iraq by Western-backed armed forces, claimed responsibility for the attack. "We are furious. Asked if officers are looking for the person who made the bomb, he said: "I think it's very clear that this is a network that we are investigating and as I've said, it continues at pace, this extensive investigation is going on and activity taking place across Greater Manchester as we speak".

Global Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal - Axios
Author: 0 Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal - Axios

On Friday, the Washington Post reported that Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner spoke with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. about setting up secret communications with Moscow. "The G7 leaders delivered. useful steps forward on a broad range of sustainable development and economic fronts", said Kirton, a political science professor and a non-resident senior fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at China's Renmin University.

Author: 0 Kushner 'discussed secret line to Moscow' - US media reports

It's likely McMaster's latest claim that he would not be concerned over news of Kushner's attempt to set up a line of communication between the U.S. and Russian Federation will diminish his credibility as national security adviser. Even if the proposal was designed primarily as a conduit to discuss policy issues, it is unclear why such communications would have needed to be carried out though a secret channel.

Author: 0 Paris climate accord: G7 leaders in imbroglio after Trump delay

Throughout Saturday's speech, the president recounted the highlights from his nine-day trip, which began with meeting Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia a week ago, a trip to see Pope Francis at the Vatican and concluded at the G7 Summit on Saturday.

Author: 0 World leaders felicitate Rouhani on reelection

On Friday, the Iranian Regime announced that Hassan Rouhani had won a second term in the elections but, according to a political analyst, these elections do not represent the will of the people, rather the failures of Iran's supreme leader to achieve the result he wanted.

Global Donald Trump Leaves Italy's Taormina At End Of Summit
Author: 0 Donald Trump Leaves Italy's Taormina At End Of Summit

G7 countries will on Saturday recognise the deadlock about taking collective action on climate change as US President Donald Trump mulls his position, officials said . "The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying", German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters . "And I think we hit a home run no matter where we are", he said.

Global Cyberattack hits at least 200000 victims in 150 countries
Author: 0 Cyberattack hits at least 200000 victims in 150 countries

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed there had not been a second wave of attacks on NHS trusts and said it was "encouraging" that the level of criminal activity was at "the lower end of the range" anticipated. Health authorities are racing to upgrade security software amid fears hackers could exploit the same vulnerability with a new virus. Dr Krishna Chinthapalli said the havoc wreaked on some health services in an global cyber attack could encourage hackers to target hospitals .

Author: 0 Terror threat level reduced from critical to severe

Manchester police said the eight arrests were "significant" to the investigation that is expected to include raids and searches for the next several days. The military are continuing to support the police under Operation Temperer - 1,000 members of the military are assisting in that, said Rudd. Elwafi is believed to have handed himself to police after news reports revealed Abedi as the suicide bomber.

Global President Trump Throws His Weight Around at NATO Summit
Author: 0 President Trump Throws His Weight Around at NATO Summit

Markovic himself brushed off the incident. "Twenty-three of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying for their defence", Mr Trump said, standing by a piece of the wreckage of the Twin Towers at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels .

Global Arsenal and Wenger set new FA Cup records
Author: 0 Arsenal and Wenger set new FA Cup records

Information from the Press Association was used in this report . Ahead of the final, Wenger revealed he has never kept a winners' medal in his managerial career. "For that reason, I was lucky to have a group of players who put themselves in Chelsea and my ideas of football and we put ourselves in a position where we could secure a fantastic title and celebrate".

Global Trump's Middle East approach partly right
Author: 0 Trump's Middle East approach partly right

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting at the presidential headquarters in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on May 23, 2017. "We know that peace is possible if we put aside the pain and disagreements of the past and commit together to finally resolving this crisis which has dragged on for almost half a century", Trump added in his speech at the museum, shortly before departing Israel for Rome, adding that Israelis and ...

Author: 0 President Trump wrapping up his first global trip on Saturday

Numerous protesters carried flags or wore bandanas over their faces with the hammer and sickle symbol, a communist symbol. "We were all very clear about that and about the role of the Paris agreement". Instead, the groups settled on language committing to fighting "protectionism" through trade and terrorism, as well as vowing to impose additional sanctions against Russian Federation if warranted.

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