Global Trump recounts his 'home run' trip to USA troops in Italy
Author: 0 Trump recounts his 'home run' trip to USA troops in Italy

This is the final day of Trump's first official trip overseas. "He's a friend of mine and he means it", Trump said standing in front of a massive American flag at Naval Air Station Sigonella. He also touted his meetings with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members, adding, "We're behind North Atlantic Treaty Organisation all the way". The president vowed to provide troops with new equipment and vehicles, and touted his budget proposal - which calls for a $54 billion increase in defense ...

Global Kushner wanted secret communication channel with Russia
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Kushner's involvement in the proposed back channel was first reported by The Washington Post , which said he proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for the discussions, apparently to make them more hard to monitor. The Washington Post article did not say what came of Kushner's proposal. The opposition Democratic party urged Trump to fire Kushner. At least four other former campaign aides or advisers have been reported to be under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny as ...

Global HR McMaster 'Not Concerned' Over Jared Kushner Back-Channel Reports
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Russia's ambassador to the U.S. told his bosses that he and Jared Kushner talked about setting up a secret channel for communication between Donald Trump's transition team and Moscow , according to a report . The Post said Kislyak was reportedly "taken aback" by the suggestion. "We're not going to comment on Jared", he said. The Washington Post reported that Kushner's proposal took Kislyak by surprise.

Author: 0 STATEMENT: US Isolates Itself on Climate Change at G7 Summit

Instead, the White House hoped to let the images of Trump in statesman-like settings tell the story of his first trip overseas, and perhaps ease questions about his preparedness for the delicate world of global diplomacy. This is the flawless metaphor for what Donald Trump has done to the USA image of strength and vitality around the world. "We are not here to lecture - we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship", Trump said.

Global 'Trumponomics' of USA budget is latest low point for president
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White House budget director Mick Mulvaney didn't deny the math, saying it was done "on objective", during a press briefing Tuesday. Pramilla Jayapal of Washington told Mulvaney that cuts to food stamps, payments to the disabled , and other programs are "astonishing and frankly immoral".

Global Chelsea forget to wear black armbands during FA Cup final
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Wenger said: "I have always been very clear on this". "I believe that I just want to do well for this club and apart from that I think it's down to the board members". Wenger said: " Per Mertesacker , for me, is a ideal example for any young professional football player". Wenger's future dominated the build-up and was again a hot topic at full-time, with the Frenchman's current deal expiring at the end of the season and many supporters calling for him to end his 21-year tenure.

Global U.S. backs call for fight against protectionism in G7 communique
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A senior official in one European delegation, speaking on the condition of anonymity to preserve the confidential nature of the discussions, said European leaders had emphasized to Trump that though all nations must safeguard their own national interests, the United States bears a special burden.

Global US Planes Strike Pro-Assad Convoy in Southern Syria
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A statement later released from Operation Inherent Resolve, the official name of the US-led coalition against ISIS , said the airstrike came "after apparent Russian attempts to dissuade Syrian pro-regime movement south towards Al Tanf were unsuccessful, a coalition aircraft show of force, and the firing of warning shots".

Author: 0 Ex-CIA chief warned Russian Federation about election meddling

Manafort headed the Trump campaign last May, but he had worked for political organizations and people who supported Moscow in Ukraine, the Times reported . Federal investigators are looking into meetings Kushner held in December with Russia's ambassador and a banker from Moscow, CBS News' Scott Pelley reported on "CBS Evening News" on Thursday.

Global Trump's praise of leader doesn't match US facts
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But he changed his tune in a phone call with fellow hip-shooter President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines on April 29, according to a transcript published by the Washington Post on Tuesday. He added Kim has a "dangerous toy in his hands that could create so much agony and suffering for all mankind". That's the good news. Trump told Duterte he hopes "China solves the problem".

Global Bill H271 Passed, But Faces High Tax Rate for Gambling Industry
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Senators voted 38-12 to approve the just-unveiled bill Wednesday. The bill now goes to the House of Representatives . Operators that want to offer both casino games and poker will thus have to pay a $10-million license fee. Now look at the difference between New Jersey's tax rate above and the proposed 54 percent tax rate for Pennsylvania . The same could happen in Pennsylvania , which would half the estimated value of the market and possibly cause the whole thing to fail.

Global South Korea fires 90 warning shots after object flies across border
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South Korea's Yonhap news agency , without citing a source, reported that the South fired about 90 machine gun rounds into the air and toward North Korea . USA and South Korean officials and experts believe the North is several years away from having such a capability. The South said the balloons were likely to have come from inside North Korea .

Author: 0 Trump pushes around NATO; lecture seen as unsettling alliance

Trump said he was "very direct" with NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg and other leaders about ponying up more on defense spending. If that holds, Trump will break with presidential precedent by not holding at least one lengthy question-and-answer session with the press while overseas.

Global Lawyer: Kushner will to talk to investigators
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The Trump administration has come under sustained pressure over its alleged links to Russian Federation, in an ongoing controversy which has tainted the start of his Presidency. His request for a back channel communication system was caught by United States authorities in intercepted communications between Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Moscow .

Global Manchester attack: UK reduces terror threat level to 'severe'
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The terror threat level in United Kingdom has been reduced from "critical" to "severe" after temporarily raising the level in response to Manchester Arena attack in which 22 people were killed and several others injured. Greater Manchester Police said two men, aged 20 and 22, were detained early Saturday on suspicion of terror offenses. The announcement came as an evacuation took place in Moss Side as part of a search linked to the Manchester terror attack.

Author: 0 Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria, report says

Points of focus that pertain to Kushner include: the Trump campaign's 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and Kushner's own contacts with Russians, according to us officials briefed on the probe.

Global Manchester Police Will Not Share Attack Updates With US Following Leaks
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Soldiers are on the streets of London , a deployment created to free up police officers to pursue the terrorists behind the attack. British police arrested a man on Friday in connection with the suicide attack in Manchester as investigators focussed on tracing a second device believed to have been assembled by the bomber Salman Abedi .

Global The Elders Welcome Iran Election Result As Spur For Peace And Tolerance
Author: 0 The Elders Welcome Iran Election Result As Spur For Peace And Tolerance

The nuclear agreement Mr Rouhani's government reached with global powers in 2015, under which most worldwide sanctions have been lifted in return for Iran curbing its nuclear programme, is likely to remain safe. "The American people have not forgotten the blood spilt on September 11. Some of the most talented Iranians are Jews", Bahrami said. Moreover, Iran must understand that after Syria, its regional opponents will try to neutralize the Iranian influence in Iraq, which was established ...

Global Ariana Grande plans benefit gig for Manchester attack victims
Author: 0 Ariana Grande plans benefit gig for Manchester attack victims

Abedi was born in Manchester on New Year's Eve 1994 to a family believed to be of Libyan origin. British police have arrested two more men in connection with the Manchester attack , taking the number of people in custody to eight, Greater Manchester police said .

Global Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk
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A top Iranian diplomat said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump has "so far" honored his side of the worldwide nuclear accord, one which he harshly berated as a presidential candidate. We must build trust and cooperation between us", he said. Franks, a longtime advocate for Israel, appeared for a news conference on Capitol Hill on Monday, the same day the president began a two-day trip to Israel.

Author: 0 Marawi fighting: Foreign fighters 'among militants' in Philippine city

MARAWI , Philippines (AP) - Philippine fighter aircraft unleashed rocket fire against militants on Saturday, prompting villagers to hoist white flags to avoid being targeted as the military turned to airstrikes to try to end the siege of a southern city by Islamic State group-allied militants.

Author: 0 Philippine forces hunt top Islamist militant in city

Philippines officials have yet to disclose the names of the militants killed in Marawi City where intense battles are continuing with the Philippines military trying to recapture parts of the city held by the militants since Tuesday. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said the Congress will convene a joint session regarding the declaration of martial law in Mindanao , but the date is yet to be set.

Global Arrests as IS claims Jakarta attacks
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Police are investigating the incident, including the strength of the bombs, he added. Indonesian national police on Thursday said the Islamic State (IS) group was believed to have linkages with the suicide bombings near a bus stop in the country's capital that killed two bombers and three policemen late Wednesday.

Author: 0 Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Demands Special Session For Transgender 'Bathroom Bill'

A new Texas budget that continues spending $800 million on border security but puts little new money into public schools is nearing the desk of Republican Gov. If successfully passed, Texas would become the first state with a "bathroom bill" outside North Carolina. Who should compromise in the future or in the event of a special session? Texas is used to getting dragged into federal courts, which have weakened or dismantled some of the state's most prominent Republican efforts in recent years.

Author: 0 'Foreign jihadists' among militants terrorizing Philippines

A helicopter hovers over the site as government troops continue to battle Muslim militants, three days after laying siege in Marawi city in southern Philippines Thursday, May 25, 2017. He is a commander of the Abu Sayyaf militant group and was wounded by a military airstrike in January. Ano predicted that the military operation will take about a week as soldiers go house to house to clear the city of militants.

Author: 0 Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg sets out political stall

Well, Zuckerberg , unlike some other aspiring entrepreneurs, did not lose the zeal and zest to make his dreams come true. To achieve all the big projects, redefine equality, and give everyone goal, Zuckerberg argues that people build community because "change starts local".

Global Senate panel seeks documents from Trump campaign
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President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner , is under FBI scrutiny as part of the Russian Federation investigation, according to U.S. Mr Trump was returning from his first foreign trip on Saturday to find his administration still besieged from the fallout of a slew of investigations into his team's ties to Moscow .

Author: 0 United Kingdom election: Corbyn closes in on May

Mr Corbyn said he was "concerned" that Army troops have been drafted in to protect certain potential targets, blaming the move on a shortage of police officers due to Tory cuts. The poll of 2,000 people, conducted by Opinium for the betting firm Sporting Index, found Mr Farron was the least well known of the three main political leaders.

Author: 0 Trump Wraps Up First Foreign Trip, Won't Commit To Paris Climate Accord

Trump himself hailed a "tremendously productive meeting" that concluded "a truly historic week". Taormina - US President Donald Trump's first trip overseas was supposed to be about building bridges and clarifying his administration's intentions to friends and foes alike.

Author: 0 Priest and churchgoers kidnapped by IS militants in Philippines

Convoys of vehicles packed with evacuees and protected by heavily armed soldiers streamed into nearby Iligan City. MARAWI , Philippines (AP) - The Philippine military says it has found the bodies of 16 civilians who were gunned down by Muslim militants in the ongoing fight for the control of southern Marawi city .

Global Egypt: IS claims responsibility of attack on Coptic Christians
Author: 0 Egypt: IS claims responsibility of attack on Coptic Christians

East Libyan forces said they participated in the air strikes, which had targeted forces linked to al-Qaeda at a number of sites, and would be followed by a ground operation. In a speech on Friday, Sisi said setbacks to ISIL in Syria were driving its fighters to try to relocate to Libya and Egypt's Sinai. In certain local villages, the faithful celebrate Mass before a cross drawn on a wall, making it easy to erase quickly to avoid attacks.

Author: 0 Impeached South Korean President Park Denies Corruption At Trial

She sobbed as she answered questions about her address and occupation. Prosecutors have alleged that Park and Choi have together made tens of millions of dollars for themselves. Lee faces a separate trial. On the opposite side of the spectrum is former President Roh Moo-hyun, who had largely remained disgraced and accused of corruption since he took his own life eight years ago Tuesday amid a prosecution investigation on corruption allegations involving his family members.

Author: 0 Police reveal photos of Manchester bomber on night of attack

Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins hailed "significant progress" in the investigation, following disclosures that "key players" allegedly connected to the attack had been arrested. The bombing on Monday night claimed the lives of 22 people, many of them teenagers and their parents. The Manchester bombing was the deadliest attack in Britain since July 2005, when four British Muslim suicide bombers killed 52 people in coordinated attacks on London's transport network.

Author: 0 Mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners ends

The decision was made after Israel reached a compromise with the Palestinian Authority and the Red Cross for the detainees to receive an additional family visit each month, according to the Israeli prison service. The protest has continued without resolution and the health of hundreds of participating prisoners has began to "deteriorate significantly", Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, said in a statement on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner ready to talk to FBI about Russian contacts

Kushner suggested the idea to Moscow's Ambassador to Washington , Sergey Kislyak , during an undisclosed meeting at Trump Tower also attended by the president's embattled former national security advisor, Michael Flynn , the reports said late Friday.

Global G7 leaders divided over Climate Change
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Trump also signed a $110 billion arms deal in Saudi Arabia and visited the western wall in Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, he shored up the United States' relationship with Israel and reaffirmed his commitment to Middle East peacemaking. Instead, he got in a golf cart and the American president's mini-motorcade drove the route alone, Trump once more having charted his own course. Alden Meyer, a leading expert on the United Nation's worldwide climate negotiations process and director of strategy ...

Author: 0 Daesh-linked foreign fighters involved in battle for Philippine city

Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said the militants were "hiding and holding out inside private homes, government buildings and other facilities". Amid the skirmishes, militants have occupied several establishments in Marawi City , trapping civilians in the areas.

Global A Muslim ban is not constitutional
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He says the ban was justified to ensure existing screening procedures were adequate. But Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory wrote that the government's "asserted national security interest. The dispute is unusual because Trump himself has supplied much of the evidence that opponents said demonstrated that anti-Muslim prejudice lay behind the policy.

Author: 0 G7 Summit Ends Without U.S. Joining Consensus On Climate Change

Should Trump leave the pact, the US would be the first country to exit, which would also be the second time that America has signed onto a global climate deal under a Democratic president only to walk away from the same agreement under a Republican predecessor, as President George W.

Author: 0 Disharmony at G7 as Trump plays his own tune

In a private meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Trump also denounced the German trade surplus as "very bad" and complained about the large number of German cars being sold in the United States , officials said.

Author: 0 Car Blast Injures Greece's Former Central Bank Chief Papademos

Addressing reporters after visiting Papademos in hospital on Friday morning, Antonis Samaras, who succeeded him as prime minister, said: "The letter arrived at his home after undergoing checks which did not detect the explosive material". No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing. The explosive device was hidden in an envelope inside Papademos auto, according to police officials.

Author: 0 Mosul residents deny findings of United States probe into Iraq strike

The report concluded that 36 civilians remain unaccounted for. And it illustrates the hard urban fight USA and coalition forces are encountering, including what US officials describe as IS militants deliberately enticing attacks on buildings where they've staged explosives and know civilians are inside.

Global Nat sec officials are apologizing to Europe for Trump's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation speech
Author: 0 Nat sec officials are apologizing to Europe for Trump's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation speech

He said the Manchester bombing revealed the need for the military alliance to focus on "terrorism and immigration" in addition to threats from Russian Federation. Mr. Trump is not the only USA president to urge allies to increase military spending, but he is the first to not explicitly commit to NATO's collective defense clause: "An attack on one is an attack on all".

Global White House officials refuse to comment on Jared Kushner's Russia ties
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Mr Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn was said to be present at the meeting . Kushner "suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States for the communications", the Post reported. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recently appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to head the Russian Federation investigation as a special counsel.

Author: 0 Two more men arrested over Manchester bombing

In a statement , a spokesperson for the National Counter Terrorism Policing underscored the importance of the trust between USA and British law enforcement officials and said "when that trust is breached it undermines these relationships, and undermines our investigations and the confidence of victims, witnesses and their families".

Global Manchester terrorist attacker Salman Abedi asked mum for forgiveness before bombing
Author: 0 Manchester terrorist attacker Salman Abedi asked mum for forgiveness before bombing

Salman died on Monday after carrying out a suicide bombing attack that killed 22 people and injured at least 59 others. If confirmed , the halt to the sharing investigative details with Britain's most important defence and security ally would underscore the level of anger in Britain at leaks to the USA media of details about the police investigation.

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