Author: 0 Turkey wants United States envoy on IS removed over Kurdish policy

In his first public address since returning from a visit with U.S. President Donald Trump, Erdogan said he told the United States that Ankara would "exercise its rights under the rules of engagement", without consulting anyone, if it felt it needed to.

Author: 0 'Beheaded' Mindanao police chief is alive and well

Residents evacuating after a Muslim militant siege share the back of a truck in Marawi city, southern Philippines, Thursday, May 25, 2017. It's reported that 200,000 of Marawi's citizens remained in the town after Maute fighters overran the city destroying infrastructure.

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Author: 0 Trump Refuses to Commit to Paris Climate Agreement, Vows Decision "Next Week"

Climate change promises to be the most problematic issue for this summit after Trump's decision to review US policies related to the Paris Agreement on fighting global warming. Mr Trump flipped traditional U.S. foreign policy upside down on his tour through the Middle East and Europe, coddling Middle Eastern leaders with questionable human rights records while demanding traditional European allies pay more for their defence.

Global AP reports Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria
Author: 0 AP reports Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

In March, the White House said Kushner and Flynn had met Kislyak at Trump Tower in December to establish "a line of communication". Apparently, Mr Kushner proposed setting up a secret communications channel between Mr Trump's transition team and Moscow using Russian facilities, according to the Russian ambassador's report home.

Global Isolated Trump to take Paris climate decision next week
Author: 0 Isolated Trump to take Paris climate decision next week

US Defense Secretary James Mattis, in comments to be aired fully in a TV interview Sunday, said Trump - famously skeptical of global warming - is now "wide open" on the issue. The president was warmly received on his opening stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel , though he has come under more pressure in Europe, particularly over the Paris accord.

Author: 0 Police have nabbed 'large part' of Manchester bomber's network

Police say they are now holding 11 men, aged between 18 and 44, in custody and have made major progress in their investigation. One of those arrested includes Abedi's brother Ismail. His father too had been a militia member before he'd chose to flee the country when an arrest warrant was issued against him. "I have been thinking of my fans, and of you all, non stop over the past week".

Global Corbyn links United Kingdom foreign policy to terror
Author: 0 Corbyn links United Kingdom foreign policy to terror

The Tories released a video showing the Labour leader boasting about opposing anti-terror legislation and dodging questions over whether he would condemn the IRA. But he suggested the role of nuclear weapons would be up for consideration in the strategic defence review planned if Labour wins office. The Labour leader seven times declined to say that he supported the deterrent, though he said the party's policy in favour of renewal would be implemented if he became PM.

Author: 0 Media loses mind over Trump NATO speech

But only five members now meet the target: Britain, Estonia, debt-laden Greece, Poland and the United States , which spends more on defence than all the other allies combined. Article 5 has been invoked only once in NATO's six-decade history - after the September 11, 2001 attacks on NY and Washington. Video circulated online also showed that at one point, Mr Trump used his hand to push aside Montenegro's prime minster, Dusko Markovic, as leaders milled about during the meeting.

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Author: 0 French troops will remain in Sahel until militants eradicated- Macron

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Social Democrat (SPD) rival said on Saturday he would model his campaign for the September. After sending troops to Mali, France has since spread some 4,000 soldiers across the region to hunt down Islamists, while United Nations' peacekeepers have been deployed to ensure Mali's stability.

Global Trump son-in-law talked to Russian envoy about creating secret channel to Kremlin
Author: 0 Trump son-in-law talked to Russian envoy about creating secret channel to Kremlin

Kushner initially had come to the attention of FBI investigators past year as they began scrutinizing former national security adviser Michael Flynn's connections with Russian officials, the two sources said . During the presidential campaign, he frequently criticized the Obama administration's Syria policy as unnecessarily antagonistic toward Russian Federation.

Author: 0 The scorecard on Trump and Israel: not there yet

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has criticised statements made by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Jerusalem's geographical division, saying that the remarks "disagree with the peace process and deny the Palestinian existence in the occupied city".

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Author: 0 Gov't forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

It comes as peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents have broken down after a dispute over the rebels' ordering their fighters to step up attacks. Forty-five military personnel had been wounded. The military said it believes Hapilon was still in Marawi . Duterte has told police to "spare no one" fighting them and has assured terrorists, "you will die" if confronting officers.

Global Kushner wanted secret communication channel with Russian Federation
Author: 0 Kushner wanted secret communication channel with Russian Federation

On Saturday, the AP confirmed that the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, has requested information and documents from Trump's campaign. He said: "We have back-channel communications with any number of individual countries". The New York Times said the line was never established.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande to perform in charity concert for Manchester terror attack victims

The reversal comes hours after U.K. Prime Minster Theresa May met with President Donald Trump at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday morning. "He was in contact with his brother and he knew about the attack", the officer said. Since the attack, armed police backed up by the army have been patrolling cities and trains.

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

Rouhani further criticised the Saudi summit that Trump attended on Sunday, describing it as a "show-off" that "will not have any political and practical values". "They should be picked by the people". But he has so far not moved to pull the United States out. Saudi Arabia immediately cut diplomatic ties and other Sunni Arab countries in the Gulf have taken a harder line on Iran since.

Author: 0 Philippines says foreigners fighting alongside IS-linked rebels

The southern Philippine region has always been a hotbed of fundamentalist activity, including terror groups like Abu Sayyaf. Displaced Marawi city residents rest on tarpaulin and corrugated boxes at an evacuation center in Saguiaran township, near the besieged city of Marawi, Lanao del Sur province Sunday, May 28, 2017 in southern Philippines.

Global USA backs call for fight against protectionism in G7 communique
Author: 0 USA backs call for fight against protectionism in G7 communique

Trump said he had helped forge more worldwide cooperation in the fight against Islamist militants, a threat he said was underscored by a suicide bomber in Manchester, England, and the killing of Coptic Christians in Egypt . The trip has gone off without a major misstep, with the administration touting the president's efforts to create a new coalition to fight terrorism while admonishing partners in an old alliance to pay their fair share.

Global G7 summit ends deadlocked on climate change
Author: 0 G7 summit ends deadlocked on climate change

The leaders had all left before the protest began. "I saw someone who listens and who is willing to work". The meeting's final declaration reflected a stalemate between the United States and the six other participating countries, which are all strongly committed to the Paris accord .

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Author: 0 Ariana Grande will return to Manchester after terrorist attack

Eight suspects are now in detention on United Kingdom soil in connection with the blast, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility. Salman Abedi , 22, was identified as the bomber and was believed to have been killed in the blast. Mohammed El-Hudarey, a friend of the landlord, said after Abedi moved out about six weeks ago there was a strong smell of chemicals and debris including metal rods and cut-up fabric.

Global Mattis: Trump 'wide open' on climate change
Author: 0 Mattis: Trump 'wide open' on climate change

The document stated while the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy , Japan and the United Kingdom and the presidents of the European Council and of the European Commission are reaffirming their commitment to the Paris agreement, the USA "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement and thus is not in a position to join the consensus on these topics".

Author: 0 North Korea leader Kim guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

The North's official Korean Central News Agency said Kim "watched the test of a new-type anti-aircraft guided weapon system", which was aimed at "detecting and striking different targets flying from any direction". "We conduct increasingly complex test scenarios as the program matures and advances", Johnson added. Officials say this is not a make-or-break test.

Author: 0 North Korea leader oversees 'new' weapon system test: KCNA

Though it succeeded in the last test in 2014, it failed during the three prior attempts . The leaders also insisted that Pyongyang "must immediately and fully comply with all relevant UN Security Council Resolutions and abandon all nuclear and ballistic missile programs in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner".

Global Evacuation in Moss Side over Manchester attack
Author: 0 Evacuation in Moss Side over Manchester attack

The paper says that Salman Abedi's support for terrorism was reported this year to the security services, and friends had called Britain's anti-terrorist hotline five years ago with concerns about his views. Abedi's brother Ismail is one of eight people who remain in custody after a string of raids across Manchester and the West Midlands area. Ariana Grande has announced that she'll perform a benefit concert in Manchester, England , to raise money for the victims of Monday's attack ...

Global Trump to decide on Paris accord next week
Author: 0 Trump to decide on Paris accord next week

In an unprecedented step, the USA broke from the other six nations in a joint statement issued at the summit's conclusion, saying America is reviewing its climate policies while the G-7 members others remain committed to the Paris Agreement .

Global The Observer view on Donald Trump's Middle East visit
Author: 0 The Observer view on Donald Trump's Middle East visit

Washington :Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the USA has increased its military aid to Tel Aviv by tens of millions of dollars. "I had a meeting this morning with President Abbas and can tell you that the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace", Mr Trump said in a speech toward the end of his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories as part of his maiden trip overseas as president.

Global Ariana Grande's manager: 'Fear can not rule the day'
Author: 0 Ariana Grande's manager: 'Fear can not rule the day'

A severe threat means an attack is "highly likely", according to the scale set by Britain's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre. As a result, soldiers who have been assisting police, would be withdrawn from Britain's streets from midnight on Monday.

Author: 0 US backs call for fight against protectionism in G-7 communique

Numerous protesters carried flags or wore bandanas over their faces with the hammer and sickle symbol, a communist symbol. "He digested that", Cohn said . The delay from the being seen as an area for concern for advocates of global action to confront climate change . He says: "There have been differences, to be sure , in some past summits, but not a sharp open split like this".

Global Trump Accuses Iran of Bankrolling Syrian War Crimes
Author: 0 Trump Accuses Iran of Bankrolling Syrian War Crimes

He edited the speech with his aides during the 14-hour journey from Washington, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said , and spent the remainder of the flight reading newspapers, an aide said. "We believe Israel is willing". And while the purchase "doesn't sit well with me, we are nonetheless following developments and have ways of dealing with this", Liberman said.

Global Britain resumes intelligence sharing with United States upon Trump promise
Author: 0 Britain resumes intelligence sharing with United States upon Trump promise

He pledged to ask the US Department of Justice to launch a review, and "if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted". British Prime Minster Theresa May will demand that intelligence "remain secure" after authorities investigating the Manchester bombing became "outraged" that intelligence was leaked to the media, BBC reports.

Global Police issue photo of Manchester attacker, believe bomb made in city apartment
Author: 0 Police issue photo of Manchester attacker, believe bomb made in city apartment

Today, U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, told media that the Manchester bomb utilized the same explosive as bombs used in the November 2015 Paris attacks and the March 2016 Brussels attacks. The 23-year-old singer also shared a link raising funds to support families of those killed and injured in the Manchester Arena attack. "That incident stirred up a sense of anger among young Libyans in Manchester and especially Salman, who clearly ...

Author: 0 Donald Trump will make 'final decision' on Paris climate deal next week

Trump tweeted out Saturday morning he would make an announcement next week. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met one-on-one with Donald Trump Saturday on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Sicily, where the USA president has been clashing with other leaders over climate change and free trade.

Author: 0 Letters: Trump's Middle East trip a triumph

But neither did Trump mention moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem or accepting a united Jerusalem as the capital of Israel . Some former Israeli officials, however, expressed concern that the incident might cause a "loss of faith" between the two allies and reluctance by Israel to share information with the new administration.

Author: 0 Manchester Sees Spike in Hate Crime in Wake of Recent Terror Attack

British media indicated that the man is highly likely to be Abedi's older brother Ismael. "We are focusing on understanding Abedi's life; forensically examining a number of scenes; reviewing hours of CCTV from the night itself and the hours before; financial work; communication; digital exhibits; the accounts from hundreds of witnesses; and, of course, enquiries internationally", Rowley said.

Global Trump Calls for Prosecution of Culprit Behind Leaks of Manchester Bombing Details
Author: 0 Trump Calls for Prosecution of Culprit Behind Leaks of Manchester Bombing Details

Trump , traveling in Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, called the leaks out of his administration "a grave threat to our national security". Late Wednesday, The New York Times published images of what appeared to be debris from the device used to kill 22 people at Manchester Arena following a performance by US pop star Ariana Grande.

Author: 0 Forces prepare for push on Raqqa

News reports said Washington could provide Turkey with better intelligence sharing to boost Ankara's fight against the PKK . In a surprise announcement, the Pentagon said Trump had authorised the arming of Kurdish fighters within the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) "to ensure a clear victory over ISIS in Raqa".

Author: 0 Chelsea Manning takes her first steps of freedom

Manning was arrested in 2010 after she released more than 700,000 classified State Department secret military documents to WikiLeaks . Manning, who is transgender and was known as Bradley Manning before she transitioned in prison, was convicted in 2013 of 20 counts, including six Espionage Act violations.

Global Police raid Manchester barbershop after arresting terror suspect
Author: 0 Police raid Manchester barbershop after arresting terror suspect

Abedi reportedly returned from Libya only a few days before the attack which killed 22 people including several children but police are still trying to pin down his movements as well as a wider network. The 22 victims in Manchester included an eight-year-old girl, several teenage girls, a 28-year-old man and a Polish couple who had come to collect their daughters.

Author: 0 Stormy climate at G7 summit

In his final address to the G7 meeting, French President Emmanuel Macron struck a more positive note, saying of the US" final decision on the Paris accord , "My hope is that the (US) fully remain in the Paris agreement. In Saudi Arabia, Arab leaders praised Trump's calls for a fiercer fight against terrorism - and welcomed the quickly vanishing human rights conditions on arms deals - but made no firm commitments about increasing their military effort in the fight against ISIS.

Author: 0 Melania is the first Catholic first lady since Jackie Kennedy

Donald Trump thinks Pope Francis is "terrific" and found his "spectacular" royal welcome in Saudi Arabia "beyond anything anyone's ever seen". But after a half-hour meeting behind closed doors, Francis seemed to have cheered up considerably.

Author: 0 Trump Administration Vows To Appeal Block On Travel Ban To High Court

The ruling was issued by the full, or en banc, court, in a 10-3 ruling with two abstentions. The appeals court found that the plaintiffs were likely to succeed at trial in showing that the policy violates USA constitutional prohibitions on religious discrimination.

Author: 0 Sen. John McCain: Senate Working On Its Version Of AHCA

The CBO analyzed the bill as now written and found it would drastically change health care in the U.S. They estimate the law would reduce the federal deficit by $ 119 billion oven ten years, but also leave 23 million more Americans without health insurance compared to current law.

Global Senate panel passes new sanctions on Iran's missiles
Author: 0 Senate panel passes new sanctions on Iran's missiles

Iran's statement on Monday accusing the USA of "Iranophobia" came in for a sharp rebuke from experts who described Tehran as a state sponsor of terrorism . Iran is the world's fourth-largest producer measured by the scale of proven reserves. "I would worry about the more confrontational policy of the IRGC in the Persian Gulf.

Global Trump recaps trip before returning to Washington
Author: 0 Trump recaps trip before returning to Washington

Today, his successor is defiant about stepping out of the G7 line. At the Group of 7 summit in the coastal town of Taormina , leaders launched an aggressive, behind-the-scenes campaign to get him to stay in the Paris climate accord. Trump says trade needs to be balanced and fair, as well as free in order to benefit American workers and companies. The Group of Seven nations have made progress in negotiations on trade, notably on the issue of multilateralism, a French presidential source ...

Author: 0 White House mum on new Kushner allegations in Russian Federation probe

The Washington Post reported that investigators are focusing on meetings he held in December with Moscow's ambassador to Washington and the head of a Russian bank that has been under USA sanctions since 2014. There was no immediate White House reaction. The White House is preparing to post to its website information about waivers it has granted to ex-lobbyists working in the president's office.

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Author: 0 11 held in Manchester attack probe

He said: "We don't believe in killing innocents". United Kingdom police had accused USA media this week of undermining the investigation into the Manchester attack following the " unauthorised disclosure of potential evidence ". Hashem had been "under surveillance for a month and a half" and "investigation teams supplied intelligence that he was planning a terrorist attack in the capital Tripoli", the Deterrence Force said on its Facebook page.

Global Stirpe: All New Yorkers deserve affordable and quality health care
Author: 0 Stirpe: All New Yorkers deserve affordable and quality health care

Bob Casey warned Monday in a Bethlehem middle school library. Under the House bill, 14 million people would lose their Medicaid coverage. "It is important to me to hear Mohawk Valley residents' health care priorities to pass along to Senate leaders, in the hopes that this legislation that could be devastating to so many people never sees the light of day", the assemblyman added.

Global What we have learnt about Trump's foreign policy
Author: 0 What we have learnt about Trump's foreign policy

A longtime businessman, Mr Trump has cast Middle East peace as the "ultimate deal" and has tasked his son-in-law Jared Kushner and former real estate lawyer Jason Greenblatt with charting a course forward. Both sides are wary of being accused of resisting Trump's peace efforts or being cast as obstructing the resumption of talks. "We are telling you right now that Iran will not have nuclear weapons".

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Author: 0 Trump Delays Decision to Withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

So we're working on it and I will tell you, a big difference over the previous year, money is actually starting to pour into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation from countries that would not have been doing what they're doing now had I not been elected, I can tell you that.

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