National Security Advisor HR McMaster refused to talk about the allegations but said that in general, "We have backchannel communication with a number of countries. "Trump has no choice but to immediately fire Kushner, whose failure to report this episode on his security clearance is reason enough for a criminal investigation", the Deputy National Committee deputy communications director Adrienne Watson demanded in a statement.
The roof of the facility has collapsed and firefighters have been unable to enter the building. "The content is far too heavy for our firefighters to move manually - we need forklifts and backhoes and such to pull it apart safely", he said, adding that it was hard to estimate just how long it would take to entirely put out the flames.
Reports from several outlets-including the Washington Post , the New York Times , and Reuters-alleged on Friday that Trump's senior advisor and son-in-law-in-chief, Jared Kushner , discussed with Russia's ambassador to Washington , Sergey Kislyak , the possibility of establishing a secret communication backchannel between Trump's transition team and the Kremlin.
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. But, despite that, he was warmly welcomed by the country's prime minister Charles Michel. NATO's chief affirmed that the alliance would join the worldwide coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, but will not wage direct war against the ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel unveiled a portion of the Berlin Wall at NATO Headquarters, intending to demonstrate the role of the alliance in striving to make Germany and Europe whole and free during the Cold War and thereafter. European Council President Donald Tusk said that both sides did not agree on climate, trade and Russian Federation in their first meeting but found common ground on security and fighting extremism and terrorism.
Throughout his campaign, newly re-elected , Hassan Rouhani , stated his commitment to building bridges between Iran and the west. Trump is inclined to see Iran as the source of most of the troubles in the Middle East, as his speech in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia last weekend, demonstrated.
And the prime minister very tactfully signaled her displeasure. Twelve of the injured are under 16. They said the investigation was not slowing, with some 1000 officers involved, and the priority was to determine if more people were involved in planning the attack.
Abedi was known to United Kingdom security services, but his risk to the public remained "subject to review", according to reports. Officers used a controlled explosion to gain entry to the address in the north of the city where the latest arrests were made.
Gregg Allman's soulful vocals and Hammond organ were key ingredients in the group's sound, while he also wrote or co-wrote numerous band's enduring signature hits, including " Whipping Post ", " Midnight Rider ", " Melissa " and " Ain't Wastin' Time No More ".
Manning was able to start hormonal treatment in prison to begin transitioning toward her female identity. Despite being transgender and identifying herself as a woman, Chelsea had to sit out her sentence in the men's prison. She was later acquitted of the most serious charge against her, aiding the enemy. She later apologized for "hurting the US", saying that she thought she could "change the world for the better".
Yet critics pointed out that while the symbolism of Trump's visit was significant, there were precious few details on his plan for kickstarting negotiations. In related news, the soldiers also fired live rounds and gas bombs at Palestinians protesting near the border fence, east of the Sheja'eyya neighborhood, in the eastern part of Gaza city.
The US has promised to increase military aid to Israel to help maintain the country's military edge in the region as it faces mounting threats from its neighbors, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he spoke at Wednesday's Mount Herzl ceremony marking Jerusalem Day.
British Interior Minister Amber Rudd said on Wednesday that the leak was "irritating" as the USA media outlets named the attacker, adding that she had made clear to the United States that the incident should not happen again. And since Trump took office, he and other Republicans have repeatedly expressed frustration about leaks within the USA intelligence community, particularly of damaging information about Trump and his associates.
But Gary Cohn, Trump's economic advisor, on Friday said the president had told his G7 colleagues that he regarded the environment as important. "No doubt, this will be the most challenging G7 summit in years", Donald Tusk, the former Polish prime minister who chairs summits of European Union leaders, said before the meeting got underway.
Police said on Friday that they have "got hold of a large part" of the network linked to the attack. "A controlled explosion took place to gain entry into the address", the tweet also said. Libya's Deterrence Force, which acts as the police of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord, arrests Abedi's father Ramadan, saying it had already arrested his brother Hashem on Tuesday.
Iran also accused the USA of arming "dangerous terrorists" a direct reference to the $110 billion arms deal Trump signed with Saudi Arabia's , King Salman, Saturday during his visit to the Kingdom. Despite threats and intimidation by Trump and his Arab-Israeli allies, Mr Rouhani is likely to push ahead with his country's regional military alliance with Russia, Syria and Iraq.
What is the Paris accord? The other six nations in the Group of Seven agreed to stick with their commitment to implement the 2015 Paris deal that aims to slow down global warming. Withdrawal would risk making Mr Trump unpopular not only with his allies overseas, but also with activists at home . "The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying", German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters .
Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into the southern Philippine. Duterte on Tuesday declared martial law for the entirety of Mindanao-home to 22 million people. He said: "The government in the Philippines is acknowledging perhaps for the first time that foreign jihadists have been involved in this because some of those killed are including fighters from Indonesia and Malaysia".
File image of the police investigations in the Manchester attacks. Officials said all the dead and wounded had been identified but their names would not be made public for several days until autopsies are completed. Fifteen-year-old Millie Robson, wearing one of Grande's T-shirts, told the queen she had won VIP tickets to the pop star's concert. The teenager credited her father's quick action in picking her up and tying off her wounds to stem the bleeding.
Investigators gave details of Abedi's last hours as they released photographs from security cameras showing the bespectacled suicide bomber in trainers, jeans, black sleeves, a black cap and a black puffer waistcoat, over which the straps of his backpack can be seen.
By the Gregorian solar calendar, Ramadan is 10 to 12 days earlier every year. "Friday will be the last day of Sha'ban, making Saturday the first day of the holy month", Aletihad, the Arabic-language sister newspaper of The National, reported.
Mr Rowley described some of the suspects arrested following raids in Greater Manchester, Warwickshire and Merseyside as "key players" in the terror network linked to Abedi. "The only thing we can do now is choose how we let this affect us and how we live our lives from here on out". We will not quit or operate in fear.
United Kingdom has now stopped sharing intelligence information on Manchester bombing with the U.S. after USA intelligence shared information with US media. Abedi's mother, Samia Tabbal, was said to have told them her son left the North African country bound for the United Kingdom four days before detonating his device at Manchester Arena.
Trump, earlier in the day, rode the streets of Taormina in a golf cart as the leaders of France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom walked ahead of him. "Lots of very important matters under discussion", Trump tweeted between events. Trump, who for months has delayed a decision on the climate agreement, made his announcement at the conclusion of the Group of Seven summit in the resort town of Taormina , Italy.
The conversations focused on Paul Manafort, the Trump campaign chairman at the time , and Michael T. Flynn, a retired general who was advising Mr. Trump, the officials said. Mr Flynn was forced to step down from his post as national security adviser less than a month into the Trump presidency after it was determined that he had misled Mr Pence when he said that he did not discuss Russian sanctions during the presidential transition period.
Fighters locked in street-to-street battles with security forces in a southern Philippine city on Mindanao island have killed 19 civilians, the military said on Sunday, bringing the official death toll from almost a week of fighting to at least 85.
TASS posted pictures showing the trio together in the Oval Office, angering the White House and adding unusual and ironic optics to questions swirling around the White House over Comey's firing and the investigations into allegations of questionable ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
Authorities imposed a curfew in many parts of Srinagar as violence spread across the restive region after Sabzar Bhat's death. "They also pelted stones on the moving vehicles on the busy roads and in the Chowk", Police said. Hailing from Ruthsana village in Tral, he was an active militant for over two years. Major protests erupted in Saimoh and nearby villages soon after the encounter.
According to The Post , Comey received a Russian intelligence document previous year that ultimately played a large role in his July decision to close the investigation into Clinton's use of a private server without involving his Justice Department superiors.
The ministry accused USA security personnel of acting " contrary to diplomatic rules and practices ... towards the close protection team" of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in front of the Turkish embassy chancery in Washington. policy to back Syrian Kurdish rebels fighting the Islamic State group in Syria. News of Turkey's protest Monday came as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley landed in the Turkish capital.
Officials are working to establish safe zones for Marawi residents left in the city, and supply them with provisions, as local shops remain shuttered amid the fighting. "We can still talk about it", Duterte said. "And if you can not be convinced to stop fighting, so be it. Let's just fight". They are also suspected of having hunted down Christians in the Muslim-majority city to use as human shields, religious leaders told Reuters .
Trump had begun his speech by asking for a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of Monday's terrorist attack in Manchester, England, that killed 22 and wounded many more. The atmosphere was further eroded by a report in Germany's Der Spiegel , which claimed that Trump told European Union leaders in a closed-door meeting that "the Germans are very, very bad ".
Meanwhile, President Trump , who in the past has exuded skepticism about climate change and threatened to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement , tweeted on Saturday that he would make a decision about the climate accord next week. His top economic and national security advisers refused to answer questions about Kushner during a press briefing today. The G-7 leaders had better luck finding agreement on the other problematic topic at the summit, trade.
Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din said the security forces were already prepared for any eventuality following the declaration of martial law in Mindanao by the Philippine government. Civilians trapped by fighting in Marawi city are waving white flags from their windows to show they are not combatants. "I saw two jets swoop down and fire at rebel positions repeatedly", Alexander Mangundatu, a security guard, told The Associated Press in Marawi as a plume of black smoke billowed ...
Andrews and attending a charity dinner in Edinburgh. We're in constant dialogue with the police and security services. France's interior minister said Abedi is believed to have traveled to Syria and had "proven" links with the Islamic State group.
McCain's comments come in the wake of a violent scuffle between the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguards and protestors this week that left nine people injured. Turkey sees them as a PKK extension and existential threat to Turkish sovereignty. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on May 18 that Brett McGurk, the USA special envoy to the coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), should be removed from his post as he "supports terrorist ...
Rowley said the investigation had made "rapid progress" and that police "are getting a greater understanding of the preparation of the bomb". 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".
A leaked transcript of the call, published by The Washington Post , records Duterte and Trump both describing Kim as a madman and agreeing that China could be leveraged to rein North Korea in. According to the transcript, Trump said he hoped China would act to solve the North Korea problem. "They (Beijing) are doing certain things, like not accepting calls".
If the then six-candidate field was reduced to the pair, 48 percent of respondents would vote for Rouhani and 39 percent for Raisi, according to the survey released on May 10. Hard-liner Ebrahim Raisi will gain votes from Qalibaf's endorsement, but it may not be enough to defeat Rouhani. Raisi still faces "an uphill battle" as Rouhani will also benefit from Qalibaf's exit, Vaez said , noting the "paradox" that Iran's so-called Principlist or conservative camp is now rallying around Raisi.
The Sunni kingdom and Shiite power in Iran haven't had diplomatic relations since early 2016. 'America's dream on ending Iran's missile programme will never come true'. Khamenei has not given his public backing to any candidate in this election (there are also two less well-known candidates running for the presidency).
House of Representatives for almost nine years has been a rare honor and privilege", he said in the statement. Rep. Jason Chaffetz said Thursday that he will resign from Congress next month, a move that calls into quest. "And a lot of people will never ever believe that, but that is the truth". Sitting next to his wife, Julie, and their dog, Ruby, Chaffetz said after almost eight in years in Congress, he wanted a change.
She and Harry were photographed driving up to Middleton's parents' estate for the lavish soiree, which was off-limits to the press. Still, even if they didn't get the chance to chat over the wedding breakfast, it's likely that Markle and her prince enjoyed dancing the night away at the no-expense spared celebration.
British Prime Minister Theresa May had warned the "special relationship" could be harmed by the repeated leaking of confidential details and raised her concerns with Donald Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels yesterday.
The predominantly Muslim city of Marawi, home to some 200,000 people, has been under siege since a failed army raid Tuesday on a suspected hideout of Isnilon Hapilon, who is on Washington's list of most-wanted terrorists. "I will handle the rest", Duterte said. Malabang Police Chief Romeo Enriquez told The Associated on Friday that he is fine. He is at the nexus of several militant groups that are trying to merge into a more powerful force.
Fadl, the community leader, disputed that account and the bomber's father insisted Wednesday in an interview with the AP that Salman had no links to militants, saying "we don't believe in killing innocents". Home searches across Manchester and beyond have uncovered important items in a fast-moving investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester's police chief said Thursday as a diplomatic spat escalated over USA leaks about the investigation to the media.
China claims Arunachal Pradesh is part of southern Tibet and thus Chinese territory. Since taking office in 2014, Modi's government has made upgrading infrastructure a priority to propel economic growth. "But now we are on the right track". Later, in the evening, by floodlights that brought to life the Sarusajai stadium in Guwahati , Modi, symbolically, laid the foundation stone of Assam's All India Institute of Medical Sciences , which is to be located on the outskirts of the city.
Convoys of vehicles packed with evacuees and protected by heavily armed soldiers streamed into nearby Iligan City. The latest news on the conflict indicates that Philippines troops fired mortars in Marawi City as they battled Islamist militants of the Maute group who were holding hostages and were reported to have murdered at least 11 civilians.
In Libya, bin Salem said Abedi's mother told investigators her son had left for the United Kingdom four days before the attack after spending a month in Libya. Mr Hopkins said the leaks - including leaked evidence photographs from the scene of the attack published by the New York Times - had caused "distress and upset" to the victims' families.
Mr. Kushner met Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and with Russian banker Sergey Gorkov, chairman of Vnesheconombank, a Russian state institution that has been under US sanctions since July 2014. "It allows you to communicate in a discreet manner". President Donald Trump and his advisers, seeking to contain the escalating Russian Federation crisis that threatens to consume his presidency, are considering a retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a "war room" within the White ...
The position makes the United States the lone holdout on endorsing the agreement during the G7 summit in Italy . Past communiques , which are painstakingly crafted to reflect common goals and values of all seven nations, have dedicated lengthy sections to climate change .