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Global Japan leader: G-7 agrees more pressure on N. Korea
Author: 0 Japan leader: G-7 agrees more pressure on N. Korea

And it will be solved at some point. Abe also said it was important to further solidify unity among the G-7 countries. In a pre-summit meeting, Abe was able to secure, for the time being, U.S. "They also agreed to further strengthen the alliance between the United States and Japan, to further each country's capability to deter and defend against threats from North Korea".

Global Britain's threat level lowered to 'critical'
Author: 0 Britain's threat level lowered to 'critical'

Abedi also died in the blast and police have now released CCTV images of him earlier in the night to try and trace his movements. British officials have confirmed he had recently returned from Libya and the officers said police needed information about his movements from May 18 when he returned to Britain.

Author: 0 Philippines steps up bombing of Islamist militants in city

Their condition remains unknown. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law for 60 days on the Philippines' second-largest island, Mindanao, home to a Muslim minority. "But those who are out-and-out terrorists, and you can not be convinced to stop fighting, so be it. Let us fight". Brig. Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., chief of the armed forces of the Philippines Western Mindanao Command, told reporters they are now on the offensive and assured they will try their best ...

Author: 0 UK police gear up for long-weekend security

He was arrested on suspicion of terror offences. Raids are still taking place across the city as security services piece together Abedi's final movements before the attack and 11 men remain in custody in connection with the attack. The decision to return to the second-highest level means authorities believe another attack is highly likely but not expected imminently. Mrs May also said Operation Temperer, allowing the military to be deployed to protect key sites, will be reined in after ...

Global Axios: Trump Tells 'Confidants' US Will Leave Paris Climate Deal
Author: 0 Axios: Trump Tells 'Confidants' US Will Leave Paris Climate Deal

Donald Trump's first trip overseas was supposed to be about building bridges and clarifying his administration's intentions to friends and foes alike. But despite the president's rhetoric, the Trump administration has emphasized that the US would not pull back from the world stage. In addition to helping people from all backgrounds explore nature and our outdoor heritage, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve ...

Author: 0 Philippines Confirms ISIS Presence in Mindanao

I saw her face and I thought: 'Son of a b***h.' What a pity. they raped her, they all lined up. Download our Expert Edition e-book, Cyber: Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation. Hapilon is still hiding out in the city under the protection of gunmen who are desperately trying to find a way to "extricate" him, the country's military chief said.

Author: 0 8 people now seated on jury in Bill Cosby's sex assault case

Bill Cosby , right rear, arrives with one of his attorneys Angela Agrusa, center, for the second day of jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Pittsburgh. Fourteen of the jurors said the nature or references to sexual assault would prevent them from being fair and impartial; sixty-seven of them said that being sequestered and the expected two to three week duration of the trial would create an undue hardship.

Author: 0 Iran slams United States arms deal with Saudi 'dangerous terrorists'

Tillerson said a centerpiece of Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia is to curb any threats to the region posed by Iran. Rouhani was re-elected President of Iran scoring 57% of votes in May 20 election. With President Hassan Rouhani reelected by a large margin, the focus is on how it will affect U.S. relations with the Middle East. "We should restore peace and stability in the region".

Author: 0 Jared Kushner 'wanted secret line to Russia': Diplomat

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. Mr. Kushner is a senior adviser to the President and is influential in policy matters. People who apply for security clearances, as Kushner did, are required to report such contacts.

Global Trump tweets money is pouring into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Author: 0 Trump tweets money is pouring into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

And in Brussels, NATO leaders chafed at Trump's lecture, which did not acknowledge member states' recent increases in military spending nor did it include a reaffirmed USA commitment to the alliance's mutual defense pledge, in light of Trump's disparaging comments about the alliance during his campaign.

Author: 0 Iran Re-elects The Man Who Helped Implement The Nuclear Deal

Rouhani, who defeated his conservative challenger Ebrahim Raisi in the Friday elections, garnered 57% of the vote, said Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli. Also on Saturday, Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia to much fanfare. The Syrian president stressed the need to "continue working and cooperating with the Islamic Republic of Iran to strengthen the security and stability of both countries, the region and the world", it said.

Global EU says Trump agrees that Brexit 'an incident, not a threat'
Author: 0 EU says Trump agrees that Brexit 'an incident, not a threat'

The Italian air force's Frecce Tricolori acrobatics team is putting on a show for the G-7 summit, streaming the colors of the Italian flag over the sea as the leaders watch from garden in Sicily. "It's only natural for the president of the United States to be in the front row", he said in a statement on the government website. But it has also been the institution of choice for the United States and its Western allies in combating the threats of the 21st Century , now playing a role in ...

Author: 0 United Kingdom terror network 'could still be going' as police release Abedi images

According to BBC , May said significant police activity in the last 24 hours led to the decision to reduce the level. "The country should remain vigilant", she said. The MI5 can only investigate about 3,000 individuals at one time, the newspaper said, explaining that the list of " live " suspects is constantly updated.

Author: 0 United States to test ballistic missile defences amid rising threat from North Korea

U.S. military personnel will launch a custom missile meant to simulate an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which it will then attempt to shoot down. US officials said that the test had been planned well in advance and was not in reaction to any specific event. "These tests are scripted for success, and what's been astonishing to me is that so many of them have failed", Coyle said.

Global Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security advisor and political scientist, dead at 89
Author: 0 Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security advisor and political scientist, dead at 89

She did not give a cause of death. He was 89 years old. No person has shown more hatred towards Russia and Russians in general than Zbig, a trait now taken up by his daughter Mika. Former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski (L) and Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger are pictured at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Oslo on December 11, 2016.

Author: 0 UK: Manchester attack investigation still at 'full tilt'

The "Sunday Telegraph" said the plot was interrupted before it could be carried out. "But it seems that Salman did not forget the incident". Greater Manchester Police now believe Abedi's apartment in central Manchester is a "highly relevant" location in the investigation, and that the bomb may have been assembled there, the statement said.

Global ISIS Claims Responsibility in Egypt Coptic Christians Attack That Killed Dozens
Author: 0 ISIS Claims Responsibility in Egypt Coptic Christians Attack That Killed Dozens

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi, who called for an emergency security meeting after the attack, assured the Coptic Pope Towadros II in a phone call that the attackers will be punished. Aftermath of attack on buses and truck carrying Coptic Christians in Minya Province, Egypt, May 26, 2017. "Wherever innocent blood is spilled, a wound is inflicted upon humanity".

Global Donald Trump and New York Times clash over Manchester attack leaks
Author: 0 Donald Trump and New York Times clash over Manchester attack leaks

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was known to the security services and his risk to the public remained "subject to review" before he carried out his deadly attack. The Libyan anti-terror police said that 20-year-old Hashem has confessed that he and his brother are ISIS members. Abedi's family remained a focus, too, with a brother in England, his father and another brother in Libya among those being detained.

Global UK reduces terror threat level from 'critical' to 'imminent'
Author: 0 UK reduces terror threat level from 'critical' to 'imminent'

Eleven men remain in custody following Monday's attack. She said significant activity by the police during the last 24 hours had led to the threat being reduced. "We are getting a greater understanding of the preparation of the bomb", Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer Mark Rowley said. The threat assessment has now been returned to the level it was at prior to the Manchester attack.

Author: 0 Korean leader observes test of anti-air guided weapon system

Kim Jong-un is preparing for World War 3, he was so impressed he has ordered the mass-production and deployment of a new type of anti-aircraft guided weapon system which the North Korean leader personally witnessed being test fired recently, state media reported.

Author: 0 Trump asked Macron to swap cell phone numbers

The ambassador had previously sent a memo to the French president with a list of tips and strategies for his first impression with Trump. Macron seemingly heads straight for the USA president, walking directly in front of him, but then ducks to the right and shares a warm embrace with Angela Merkel, leaving Trump to lower his hands awkwardly.

Author: 0 May rebukes Trump over intelligence leaks

British police have stopped sharing information on the suicide bombing in Manchester with the United States, the BBC reported on Thursday, because of fears that leaks in the US media could hinder a hunt for a possible bomb-maker still at large.

Global George W. Bush's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ambassador slams Trump's visit with the alliance
Author: 0 George W. Bush's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ambassador slams Trump's visit with the alliance

Another official who served in the Bush administration applauded Trump's call for more defense spending from allies. "Lots of very important matters under discussion", Trump tweeted between events. In Trump's speech at the NATO summit in Brussels, he did briefly mention the "the commitments that bind us together as one", but he didn't give NATO what it wanted : an explicit endorsement of Article 5, which says that when invoked, NATO allies must aid a fellow ally under attack.

Global Read Ariana Grande's First Statement on Manchester Bombing Since Night of Attack
Author: 0 Read Ariana Grande's First Statement on Manchester Bombing Since Night of Attack

Greater Manchester Police had arrested another man overnight on suspicion of terrorism offences as part of its ongoing investigation into the attack on Manchester Arena on Monday that claimed 22 lives. As questions remain over the exact process by which the bomb was constructed, and by whom, police leaders said the raids have uncovered significant evidence.

Global Not going to comment on Kushner: Trump's NSA
Author: 0 Not going to comment on Kushner: Trump's NSA

Here's a closer look at the man. Federal investigators and several congressional committees are looking into Russia-Trump campaign connections. And while it's not weird for presidential campaigns to meet with foreign officials, under this context, it was.

Author: 0 Manchester United set to reward Jose Mourinho with new five-year deal

Victory in the Europa League final over a promising young Ajax side saw United clinch a place in next season's Champions League . So, he gets listed for accolades rather than the questions and debates that had plagued his return to the team through most of the season.

Global Ariana Grande will return to Manchester for attack benefit concert
Author: 0 Ariana Grande will return to Manchester for attack benefit concert

The pictures included the remains of the suspected bomb, the rucksack worn by the suicide bomber and showed blood stains amid the wreckage. According to a BBC report , British officials are angered over a leak of photos that appear to show the remnants of an explosive device believed to be the one used in the suicide attack at Manchester Arena .

Author: 0 Najib Condemns Attack In Marawi City

Some foreigners, including Malaysian, Indonesian and Singaporean nationals, living in the Philippines have supported terrorists in bomb making and terrorist techniques, Singapore's English-language daily Strait Times quoted Brig. "If I think you should die, you will die". The military said it was optimistic they could end the conflict sooner rather than later. Duterte said he had heard reports that a police chief in Marawi may have been beheaded by the Maute.The armed forces said it was ...

Author: 0 Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election, apologizes for violence against reporter

Gianforte carried the night, as expected, given that Montana has not sent a Democrat to the House in 20 years, but not without an explosive final 24 hours of the race that already casts a dark cloud over his victory. "That's the Montana way", he told his supporters. "Get the hell out of here!" Yet Ryan said Thursday the people of Montana would decide their next congressman, and declined to say they shouldn't vote for Gianforte.

Global Spike in hate crimes in Manchester after concert bombing
Author: 0 Spike in hate crimes in Manchester after concert bombing

British Prime Minister Theresa May said earlier she would tell Trump that intelligence shared between their two countries had to remain secure, in a rare public show of dissatisfaction with Britain's closest security ally. "We had the same protests", he told BBC Radio 4. Concert goers wait to be picked up at the scene of a suspected terrorist attack during a pop concert by USA star Ariana Grande in Manchester A tweet from USA singer Ariana Grande is seen as she makes her first comment since ...

Author: 0 Carrie Fisher appears as Princess Leia on Vanity Fair cover

An action shot of Daisy Ridley as Rey shows her leaping across rocks while grasping a blue lightsaber, likely while on the remote island where she discovered the missing Luke Skywalker at the end of " Star Wars: The Force Awakens ". But one thing is for sure: that December release date for The Last Jedi can't come soon enough. One involves Poe Dameron teaching a young pilot named Paige - played by Veronica Ngo , and revealed to be the sister of Kelly Marie Tran's major new character, ...

Global Peace in the Middle East- Trump's Promise
Author: 0 Peace in the Middle East- Trump's Promise

The Temple Mount and the Western Wall "will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an address to the Knesset session. Trump, addressing the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), vowed to move the U.S embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , a controversial plan that would imply recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Author: 0 Polls show Conservative lead over Labour shrinking as vote approaches

Although Labour may take heart from some of the data, polls have tended to overstate support for the party in previous general elections - in the run-up to the 2015 election several gave Ed Miliband a lead over David Cameron, only for Labour to end up nearly 7% behind on polling day.

Global Macron vows French support for Britain in fight against terror
Author: 0 Macron vows French support for Britain in fight against terror

Later, Macron took to Twitter to share his experience about meeting Trump. "Congratulations. Great job", Trump said, according to the report. The White House was quick enough to release a statement soon after the meeting stating that the discussion focused on the Syrian crisis, security and counter-terrorism issues.

Global Melania appears to reject hand...again
Author: 0 Melania appears to reject hand...again

It wasn't clear if Melania Trump saw the gesture. This time the first lady appears to reach to adjust her hair leaving the president empty-handed. But by the end of their visit, as the couple walked to Air Force One to fly to the Vatican, they made sure to deliberately hold hands for a bit on the tarmac.

Global Pakistan brands Hizbul terrorist Sabzar Bhat's killing as 'extra-judicial'
Author: 0 Pakistan brands Hizbul terrorist Sabzar Bhat's killing as 'extra-judicial'

One civilian was killed and dozens of others injured as massive anti-India protests and clashes followed the killings across Kashmir on Saturday. However, public opposition to Indian rule remains deep and is now principally expressed through street protests marked by youths hurling stones at government forces.

Global Sabzar Bhat killing: Restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley
Author: 0 Sabzar Bhat killing: Restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley

District Magistrate, Srinagar , Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone said that in view of the prevailing law and order situation, strict restrictions have been imposed within the territorial jurisdiction of seven police stations of Srinagar district, including Khanyar, Nowhatta, Safakadal, MR Gunj, Rainawari, Kralkhud, Maisuma, with effect from this morning till further orders.

Author: 0 Netanyahu's pledge: Jerusalem 'will not be divided again'

After meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, the President said "we can truly achieve a more peaceful future for this region and for people of all faiths and all beliefs and frankly all over the world". On Tuesday morning, Trump met with Abbas in Bethlehem , travelling across the barrier surrounding much of the biblical city. "Our fundamental problem is with the occupation and settlements, and failure of Israel to recognize the state of Palestine in the same way we ...

Author: 0 Militants kill 16 civilians in Philippines siege city

With this, Sanchez said that Duterte has given the NPA "the de facto and compelling reason to do away with ceasefire for the time being and intensify tactical offensives against his government". Eduardo Ano. "We would like to make it clear that in the implementation of Martial Law in Mindanao, the [AFP] will not specifically target the New People's Army", he added.

Author: 0 USA withholding its endorsement of climate pact

The president of the European Union's executive commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said Trump was "not aggressive" in his comments about the surplus and called the report "exaggerated". The official said this is based on Trump talking about innovation in clean technology and renewable energy, as well as demonstrating an understanding of climate change.

Author: 0 Police Believe Manchester Bomb Made in City Apartment

The police said thirteen people have so far been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences, with 14 locations still being searched on Saturday night. Abedi is captured on camera somewhere between his rented apartment and Manchester Arena, where he detonated a homemade explosive device at an Ariana Grande concert.

Author: 0 G7 divided on climate change as Trump isolated by own stand

Aides to Trump said he was listening with an open mind to the other leaders' arguments about Paris, but had yet to decide whether to withdraw the USA from the pact. President Donald Trump reportedly didn't get the message - literally. The final G-7 statement expresses "understanding" for the US review process.

Global BA aims to restore normal flight service after IT failure
Author: 0 BA aims to restore normal flight service after IT failure

The airline, which had previously said flights would be cancelled until 6pm BST, has now cancelled all flights for Saturday and asked passengers not to come to Gatwick or Heathrow airports. BA initially cancelled all flights before 6pm on Saturday but later announced that planes would be grounded for the rest of the day and warned passengers not to go to the airports.

Global A Recap Of Trump's First Week Abroad As President
Author: 0 A Recap Of Trump's First Week Abroad As President

This, however, does not suggest that the United States has a magic wand and can simply wave it and change overnight the dynamics of the multiple conflicts sweeping and consuming the region. Similarly, Trump's repeated public comments about settlements being problematic and the disagreements between his negotiators and the Israeli negotiating team over what the USA deems to be acceptable settlement construction only make sense in the context of a drive toward a two-state solution.

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