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Author: 0 Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike ends after marathon negotiations

Israeli officials dismissed it as a bid by strike leader Marwan Barghouti , seen as a potential successor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas , to burnish his political credentials. On Thursday, Abbas asked US President Donald Trump's special representative Jason Greenblatt to mediate over the strike, but there is no indication Washington was involved.

Global Saudi king slams Iran as ´spearhead of global terrorism´
Author: 0 Saudi king slams Iran as ´spearhead of global terrorism´

Neither Melania nor Ivanka Trump have worn headscarves during the visit, following the tradition of other presidential spouses who visited Saudi Arabia. It is the only country where they are not allowed to drive. "Drive them out of your communities". Trump's speech on Islam was authored by Stephen Miller, who also wrote the President's travel ban, a White House official has told CNN.

Author: 0 British officials scold the USA for leaking intelligence on the Manchester attack

Ahmed Bin Salem, a spokesman for Rada, the Libyan Special Deterrence Force, added: "We have evidence that he is involved in Daesh [Isis] with his brother". Mr Rowley said: "They are very significant, these arrests ". "We have seized thousands of exhibits which are now being assessed", Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said.

Global United Kingdom eases terror threat level
Author: 0 United Kingdom eases terror threat level

Manchester Police are now holding eight men in custody and further searches were continuing on Friday as officers sought to determine if the bomber, 22-year-old Salman Abedi , was supported by a wider network. The terror threat level has been reduced as fresh arrests and raids have been carried out linked to the Manchester suicide bombing. Photos showed an army bomb-disposal unit at the property.

Author: 0 Manchester bomber's final moments revealed as terror threat downgraded

Police say they are now holding 11 suspects in custody. "He was in contact with his brother and he knew about the attack", the officer said .A source with knowledge of the investigation told Reuters Abedi might have made the bomb himself or with some assistance from an accomplice.

Global FYI, The Pope Didn't Really Slap Donald Trump's Hand Away (Unfortunately)
Author: 0 FYI, The Pope Didn't Really Slap Donald Trump's Hand Away (Unfortunately)

Pope Francis (R) exchanges gifts with US President Donald Trump (C) and US First Lady Melania Trump during a private audience at the Vatican on 24 May 2017. "Like Melania did yesterday, Jackie also wore a black dress and a black lace mantilla on her head". Apparently, this was something of a inside joke between the pope, who loves Slovenian food, and the first lady, who is Slovenian.

Author: 0 G7 summit concludes: Trump refuses to agree to climate-change deal

But in Taormina , for the final throes of the G7, Mr Trump isolated himself, and the U.S., from the world's other wealthiest countries, refusing continued commitment to the Paris climate change deal. Speaking ahead of the summit, White House economic adviser Gary Cohn sought to clarify the president's position. In a press release, Prime Minister Trudeau added that the event would allow Canada to discuss and work with its counterparts on "urgent global issues" to foster an economy ...

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

FBI investigators have a simple reason for believing Jared Kushner can help them determine whether US President Donald Trump's campaign helped Russia influence the presidential election: Kushner met with senior Russians during the campaign.

Global Capital Analysts LLC Decreases Position in Vulcan Materials Company (VMC)
Author: 0 Capital Analysts LLC Decreases Position in Vulcan Materials Company (VMC)

Wells Fargo And Company Mn has invested 0.1% in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). The stock declined 1.23% or $1.57 reaching $126.18 on the news. About 965,331 shares traded. Verition Fund Mngmt Ltd reported 0.16% in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). The stock has "Neutral" rating by DA Davidson on Monday, August 17. The rating was upgraded by SunTrust to "Buy" on Wednesday, October 26.

Author: 0 Manchester police arrest man, 25, in bomb probe

Police have said they have arrested a large part of the network behind the May 22 bombing, which killed 22 people at a concert hall, and two more men were arrested on Saturday as police continued to close in on the group. "We won't let hate win". Police say that 1,000 people are working on the investigation, trying to track down Abedi's accomplices and piece together his movements in the days before he detonated a bomb at an Ariana Grande concert.

Author: 0 Saudi, UAE pledge US$100 million to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

After Trump landed in Tel Aviv, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed "hope that one day an Israeli prime minister will be able to fly from Tel Aviv to Riyadh ". But addressing the leaders of 55 Muslim-majority countries, Trump said the meeting marked a "new chapter" that would bring lasting benefits for citizens of the United States and those of the countries being represented at the meeting.

Author: 0 National view: Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

This week his first foreign trip as president began in the Middle East. "He was putting a lot of pressure on them that it was time to get to the table", Tillerson told reporters referencing the meetings the President had with both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Author: 0 19 dead as troops fight ISIL-linked groups in Philippines

The army said 11 soldiers and 31 militants have been killed. Bodies of what appeared to be executed civilians were found in a ravine outside a besieged Philippine city on Sunday as a six-day occupation by Islamist rebels fending off a military onslaught took a more sinister turn.

Global Trump's Twitter profile features his Western Wall prayer
Author: 0 Trump's Twitter profile features his Western Wall prayer

While Trump heaped praise on Israel during the 28-hour visit , he only spent one hour in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas . Standing alongside Trump , Abbas, 82 and in the 12th year of his original five-year term, said he was determined to deliver an agreement for all Palestinians, although he did not provide any substance on how such an objective could be achieved, reported Reuters.

Author: 0 Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89

The elder Brzezinski was a Polish-American diplomat who had advised campaigns from Hubert Humphrey and Barack Obama. As well as his daughter Mika, he is also survived by his wife, Emilie, and sons, Ian and Mark. "I will miss him", Carter said. Following his work in the White House , Brzezinski continued to be an influential voice on foreign policy matters.

Author: 0 Indian army: 6 suspected rebels killed in disputed Kashmir

Bhat succeeded charismatic militant leader Burhan Wani after he was killed in a gunfight in July, which triggered months of anti-India protests in which almost 100 people died. With the killing of civilian, the death toll in the daylong violence across the region has risen to nine. Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sabzar Ahmad was among the terrorists eliminated by Indian Army .

Author: 0 UK prime minister 'very angry' over Manchester leaks

A woman who was arrested earlier was released without charge, police said. "This is a fast moving investigation and we are keeping an open mind at this stage". On Tuesday, that brother was detained in Libya. "These are very significant, these arrests", said Rowley. The number of arrests in the United Kingdom ticked up to eight yesterday as Britain remains on high alert for a follow-up attack.

Author: 0 Trump attacks news reports on son-in-law, Russia

The Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, has requested information and documents from Trump's campaign dating back to July 2015, the AP confirmed. U.S. Senator Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, said on CNN's "State of the Union" that he isn't yet ready to seek a revocation of Kushner's clearance.

Author: 0 Melania Trump Confirms She Is Practicing Catholic After Pope Meeting

Hours after meeting with Pope Francis who blessed a rosary for her at the Vatican Wednesday, First Lady Melania Trump confirmed that she's a practicing Roman Catholic. Have you confronted them about it? When the meeting as over Trump told the pope: "Thank you, I won't forget what you said". Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner both got to meet the pope.

Author: 0 Trump delays decision on Paris climate agreement at G7 summit

Trump also touted a renewed commitment by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to spend more on defense. Six world leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris accord , the world's first comprehensive deal aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner asked for a secret communications line with Russian Federation

Brian Fallon, former press secretary for Hillary Clinton's campaign, said there's "no way Jared Kushner should have a top-level security clearance", given these reports . 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 100 middle school students bravely refuse photo-op with Paul Ryan
Author: 0 100 middle school students bravely refuse photo-op with Paul Ryan

Matthew says he couldn't go through with it. "It's being associated with a person who puts his party before his country". He is also on record for supporting President Trump's proposed budget, which will cut funding that supports education and the poor, and instead channel that funding towards the USA military budget.

Global Two-day strike in occupied Kashmir against killing of 12 civilians
Author: 0 Two-day strike in occupied Kashmir against killing of 12 civilians

Violent protests had broken out past year in July after Burhan Wani was killed, leaving more than 100 people dead and over 12,000 injured. The security forces retaliated, killing two militants. He said India had banned the social, electronic and print media to prevent reports of brutalities against Kashmiris from reaching the outside world.

Global Photos of the Manchester Bomber Have Been Released by U.K
Author: 0 Photos of the Manchester Bomber Have Been Released by U.K

Since the attack, there has been a rise in hate crimes, with Greater Manchester Police saying offences have doubled since Monday night. Asked during an interview on BBC television whether some of the group were still at large, Rudd said: "Potentially".

Global Stability impossible without Iran: Rouhani
Author: 0 Stability impossible without Iran: Rouhani

The little elbow room Rouhani has to pursue reforms will be determined significantly by the economy's performance and should US President Donald Trump , on the prodding of Israel and Saudi Arabia , decide to tighten economic sanctions on Iran, it would impact Iran's economic growth adversely.

Author: 0 Civilian deaths a 'fact of life' in war on IS: Pentagon head

Mattis gave the interview as President Trump returned from his first trip overseas. A US-led worldwide coalition has been carrying out air strikes against the IS group in Iraq and Syria since 2014, and nongovernmental organizations say the attacks are claiming ever more civilian lives.

Global Leaked information 'undermines' Manchester attack probe, say police
Author: 0 Leaked information 'undermines' Manchester attack probe, say police

In a statement issued by the White House, the U.S. president said he had ordered the Department of Justice and other agencies to launch a full review of leaks he described as "a grave threat to our national security ". "Last night family-liaison officers shared with those families the fact that intelligence had been leaked and published in The New York Times ", he said.

Author: 0 George W. Bush's NATO ambassador slams Trump's visit with the alliance

In fact, he used that word six times in one interview in March 2016, to describe the worldwide military alliance.Tusk also said he did not feel he and Trump were on exactly the same page in terms of dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin, although they agreed on efforts to end conflict in Ukraine which the West blames on Moscow and which has resulted in both European Union and US economic sanctions on Russia .

Author: 0 Jared Kushner considered secret back channel to talk to Russia, reports say

Kushner spoke with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about facilitating sensitive discussions to explore the incoming administration's options with Russia as it developed its Syria policy. Some Democrats have called on Kushner to be stripped of his security clearance and have asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to review whether Kushner complied with the law.

Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron highlights fight against extremism on visit to west Africa

The Kremlin confirmed the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin in France on may 29, where he will meet with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron . "Our objective in the short-term is to help the regional armies control their territory, especially the fragile border zones", said the diplomat. Macron's predecessor Francois Hollande said in January that France would boost the AFD's budget for Africa by 15 percent over the coming years to 23 billion euros ($25.7 billion).

Global Dirty war has to be fought with innovative ways: Gen Bipin Rawat
Author: 0 Dirty war has to be fought with innovative ways: Gen Bipin Rawat

You fight a dirty war with innovations", he said in an interaction with the Press Trust of India ( PTI ) news service. "Our armed forces are fully prepared to respond to the entire spectrum of direct and indirect threats", he had said. He says he still suffers from physical and mental trauma after being paraded on the jeep's bonnet with a sign slung around his neck, warning stone pelters of the consequences.

Author: 0 Philippines military strikes IS militant positions in embattled town

The violence prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in the country's south, where a Muslim rebellion has raged for decades. He said Hapilon suffered a stroke after a government airstrike wounded him in January. In 2014, Hapilon pledged allegiance to ISIS. He also heads an alliance of at least 10 smaller militant groups, including the Maute, which has a presence in Marawi and was instrumental in fighting off government forces in this week's battles.

Global Trump should be anxious about Saudi carrying out another 9/11: Iran
Author: 0 Trump should be anxious about Saudi carrying out another 9/11: Iran

National oil giant Saudi Aramco expects to sign $50 billion (38.36 billion pounds) of deals with US companies on Saturday, part of a drive to diversify the kingdom's economy beyond oil exports, Aramco's chief executive Amin Nasser said. Trump also devoted much of his speech to railing against Iran, accusing it of trying to destabilize the region. Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia served as something of a reset with the region following his presidential campaign, which was frequently punctured ...

Global Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes — AP Analysis
Author: 0 Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes — AP Analysis

The historic and massive turnout in the polls reflects Iran's yearning for moderation, reform, trade, development and opening up. After managing to make a breakthrough in oil production in the shortest time possible, the Iranians have mostly leveled out budget losses from the drop in world energy prices.

Global Kushner sought secret link with Russia
Author: 0 Kushner sought secret link with Russia

Trump's private legal team, led by his NY lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, meanwhile was preparing to meet in Washington to face fresh questions about contacts between Kushner and representatives of Russian President Vladimir Putin . Investigators are also interested in a meeting Kushner had with the Russian banker, Sergey Gorkov, according to reports from The Post and NBC News .

Global Taiwan Will Be The First Asian Country To Legalise Same-sex Marriage
Author: 0 Taiwan Will Be The First Asian Country To Legalise Same-sex Marriage

Chi Chia-wei, a 59-year-old gay rights activist, was one of the petitioners who has brought the case to the Taiwan constitutional court. Although Taiwan is known for its liberal stance on many issues, Christian groups have consistently fought against same-sex marriage, asserting its possible negative effects on families and children, the Washington Post reported .

Global 5 takeaways from Trump's visit to Brussels
Author: 0 5 takeaways from Trump's visit to Brussels

Trump used his centrepiece Holy Land speech on Tuesday to reaffirm his commitment to peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but he offered no new details on how to achieve a goal that has eluded U.S. "We have to make up for the many years lost". US President Donald Trump has punctured any illusions that he was on a fence-mending tour of Europe, declining to explicitly endorse Nato's mutual defence pledge and lashing out at fellow members for what he called their "chronic underpayments" ...

Author: 0 G-7 Summit Ends Without US Joining Consensus On Climate Change

The chancellor had just returned from a G7 summit which wound up Saturday without a deal between the United States and the other six major advanced nations on upholding the 2015 Paris climate accords. At the same time, several of the leaders appeared to hope this week's meeting, Trump's first, would prove a learning experience. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno).

Global SHAMEFUL: Trump, like an elementary school bully shoves NATO official
Author: 0 SHAMEFUL: Trump, like an elementary school bully shoves NATO official

Trump went on to complain that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states owed the USA taxpayer money and to say that a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation "core task" should be to control "immigration" in future. President Trump is in Italy Friday for meetings with leaders of the biggest economies in the world. The U.S., which has by far the largest military budget in the world, spends well more than that - 3.6 percent of GDP previous year, for instance, according to The Economist .

Global Rouhani hails Azerbaijan as Iran's great neighbor
Author: 0 Rouhani hails Azerbaijan as Iran's great neighbor

He added: "I hope one day Saudi Arabia chooses this path". "The Iranian people voted for moderation as they know a prosperous economy and jobs can only happen through investment, and investment through freedom and interaction with the world", he said.

Author: 0 Trump arms the Kurds against Islamic State: Next, mollify the angry Turks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today his visit to the United States next week could mark a "new beginning" in relations between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies which were shaken by a U.S. "We never have and never will". "Turkey realized the danger of Daesh [ISIL] long before the United States did, and stood against it", Erdoğan told a group of journalists in Beijing on May 14, two days before a scheduled meeting with Trump in Washington.

Author: 0 Trump considers major staff shakeup over Russian Federation controversy

Kushner is now under investigation by the FBI for his role in alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government before the election. Speaking generally, national security adviser H.R. McMaster said "we have back channel communications with a number of countries". Reports that the FBI has now turned its attention to Kushner-though he is reportedly not the formal subject of a probe or the target of a criminal investigation-mean the investigation has reached the White ...

Global Trump Pushes Aside Montenegro Leader Who Calls it 'Natural'
Author: 0 Trump Pushes Aside Montenegro Leader Who Calls it 'Natural'

Trump advisers repeatedly described the trip as historic and groundbreaking, including one senior official who brashly said without evidence that Trump had "united the entire Muslim world". Trump, who will return to the White House under a cloud of scandal, started Saturday at the second day of the G-7 summit in Sicily, bringing to an end a nine-day trip that started in Saudi Arabia and Israel before moving on to three European stops.

Global Philippines forces hit militants, civilians wave white flags
Author: 0 Philippines forces hit militants, civilians wave white flags

Smoke rises in the residential neighbourhood of Marawi City as fighting rages between government soldiers and the Maute militant group, in southern Philippines May 27, 2017. Nevertheless, Duterte also said on Friday that he was prepared to talk with the group's leaders. "You can arrest any person, search any house without warrant, " said Mr Duterte , who has been criticised for the deaths of thousands of people in a crackdown on illegal drugs.

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