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Global Tel Aviv rally for two-state model
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Now that he has returned to the White House , Trump will have to deal with the growing concern over possible links between his inner circle, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Russian Federation, which has generated scores of headlines in the country while he was overseas.

Global DHS sec'y 'wouldn't criticize' Russian Federation channels
Author: 0 DHS sec'y 'wouldn't criticize' Russian Federation channels

There are new questions about President Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner . News reports said Trump was meeting with attorneys at the White House on May 28 over matters related to Russian Federation, possibly to set up a so-called "war room" to respond to the controversy.

Author: 0 Two more arrests over Manchester attack: British police

A source close to the family said Abedi wanted to avenge the murder in Manchester past year of a friend of Libyan descent, with his sister Jomana Abedi also telling the Wall Street Journal he was driven by a desire for revenge. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Abedi had "likely" been to Syria after the trip to Libya, citing information provided by British intelligence services to their counterparts in Paris.

Global Trump cries fake news amid Kushner reports
Author: 0 Trump cries fake news amid Kushner reports

Meanwhile, Trump , returning from a nine-day diplomatic tour in the Middle East and Europe, resumed a Twitter tirade about domestic issues on Sunday, calling alleged leaks from the White House lies created by the " fake news media" as sources have remained unnamed.

Author: 0 Rouhani urges United States to drop 'hostile' policies towards Iran

While their powers are limited to local affairs, the councils represent direct control of governance by Iran's 80 million people. 'The central power of a nation is its national determination and this will manifest itself in its presence in the country's elections and in casting its votes at the polls, ' told the Persian ruler to more than 300 Iranian and foreign journalists accredited in this capital.

Author: 0 Trump says Jared Kushner is 'doing a great job'

Late Sunday, the New York Times printed a statement of strong support for Kushner from Trump: "Jared is doing a great job for the country". Mr Trump's private legal team, led by his NY lawyer, Mr Marc Kasowitz, was preparing to meet in Washington to face new questions about contact between Mr Kushner and representatives of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Global Duterte jokes about rape amid concern over abuses
Author: 0 Duterte jokes about rape amid concern over abuses

At least 31 militants and 11 soldiers have been killed in the fighting and thousands of civilians have fled the city. The United States has condemned the recent violence committed by Islamic State-linked militants in Marawi City in Mindanao, assuring the Philippines of its continuous support and assistance toward counterterrorism measures.

Author: 0 Laptop Ban may expand to all global flights, says John Kelly

The US official has said that new security measures would be part of a broader airline security effort to combat what he called "a real sophisticated threat". "We've had constant updates on the subject", he said. "But again, with our government we need to decide what sort of security we're believing and which we're not".

Author: 0 Manchester attacks: MI5 probes bomber 'warnings'

Abedi died in the blast. Britain's domestic security service started one review last week, which will aim to quickly identify any glaring errors, while the other will be more in depth, the Guardian reported. Security remained high at major events across Britain on Sunday, including the Great Manchester Run road race, where police armed with submachine guns protected participants and spectators.

Global Day war begets 50 years of conflict for Israel
Author: 0 Day war begets 50 years of conflict for Israel

Some Israelis we spoke to were critical of the rally's organizers for featuring a message from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as the demonstration's center-piece, arguing that the statement read implied that progress is being held up exclusively because of the Israeli leadership's rejection of the two-state solution.

Global New arrests in Manchester amid extensive investigation into May 22 attack
Author: 0 New arrests in Manchester amid extensive investigation into May 22 attack

Six days after Salman Abedi killed 22 people attending an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena , authorities have searched several apartments in an investigation that extends to Libya, where his relatives live. "The area that I'm most concerned about is the internet companies who are continuing to publish the hate publications, the hate material that is contributing the radicalizing people in this country", said the British interior minister.

Author: 0 North Korea fires missile in latest provocation

The U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement that it tracked a short-range missile for six minutes until it landed in the Sea of Japan . "In order to deter North Korea , we will take concrete action together with the United States", he said.

Author: 0 Roger Ailes, Former CEO Of Fox News Dies At 77

Roger was a patriot, grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise-and to give back. But there was a darker side to Ailes' conservatism and that played out very publicly a year ago when former Fox host Gretchen Carlson launched an explosive multi-million-dollar lawsuit against him, citing sexual harassment.

Author: 0 Sailing-French crew score their first America's Cup win

Nathan Outteridge outfoxed fellow Australian skipper James Spithill as his Swedish America's Cup team Artemis Racing handed defending champions Oracle Team USA their first loss of the regatta. But on Sunday, it was Ainslie's Land Rover BAR who seemed to struggle at times with controlling their boat. Sir Ben Ainslie found himself at the centre of the biggest flashpoint as the America's Cup qualifiers started in Bermuda.

Global Arsenal board meeting: Arsene Wenger not the only issue on agenda
Author: 0 Arsenal board meeting: Arsene Wenger not the only issue on agenda

Arsene Wenger has named David Ospina in goal for Arsenal in the FA Cup final, with Petr Cech dropping to the bench against his former club Chelsea . On the pitch Wenger shifted to three at the back towards the end of the season, then lost Laurent Koscielny to suspension, Gabriel to injury and Shkodran Mustafi, who was suffering from concussion.

Author: 0 Philippine army 'makes gains' in Marawi Islamist battle

Militants forced their way into the Marawi Cathedral and seized a Catholic priest, 10 worshippers and three church workers, according to the city's bishop, Edwin de la Pena. "In what was intended as a joke, Duterte said the victim was "beautiful" and as mayor of Davao city where the riot took place, he should have been first in line ".

Author: 0 Manchester attack probe nets another arrest, 14 now in custody

Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins and Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, senior national co-ordinator for UK Counter Terrorism Policing, said in a joint statement on Saturday: "In the past five days we have gathered significant information about Abedi, his associates, his finances, the places he had been, how the device was built and the wider conspiracy".

Author: 0 Manchester attack: MI5 start to review their handling of intelligence

Authorities arrested a 23-year-old man in the southern coastal town of Shoreham-by-Sea, more than 400 kilometres (250 miles) from Manchester . The developments come a week after 22-year-old Salman Abedi , a British-born university dropout of Libyan origin, detonated his device outside a pop concert by teen idol Ariana Grande , killing 22 people including six children under the age of 18.

Author: 0 Manchester police make fresh arrest; bomber's network still at large

As runners pounded the streets of the northwestern English city, police arrested a 25-year-old man in the eastern Old Trafford area, bringing the number now detained on United Kingdom soil in connection with the attack to 12. Georgina Callander's family said the 18-year-old's life had been cut short by "evil, evil men prepared to ruin lives and destroy families". The decision to lower the threat rating from its highest level was made by the country's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre in light ...

Global Fractures between U.S., allies visible on Trump's final stop
Author: 0 Fractures between U.S., allies visible on Trump's final stop

Trump irritated European Union leaders during his election campaign a year ago by hailing Brexit and suggesting other countries might follow Britain out of the 28-nation bloc. "Many NATO countries have agreed to step up payments considerably, as they should". On U.S. commitment to NATO , Stoltenberg said "Trump inaugurated a 9/11 Article 5 memorial today, which is the strongest expression of U.S.

Author: 0 Syria burning 50 bodies per day after Mass Execution

Jones also accused Russian Federation and Iran of indirectly backing this atrocity . Madhar Sharabjty, a Syrian refugee in Turkey whose brothers were detained by the Assad regime in 2011, said the news was extremely worrisome. His administration now says Assad can not bring long-term stability to Syria. Jones gave reporters satellite pictures apparently showing snow melting on the roof of the facility.

Author: 0 USA increases military aid to Israel in the wake of Trump's visit

It's also the first time a sitting US president has entered the Old City of Jerusalem and been observant at the Western Wall , the holiest spot in all of Judaism. And in typical Trump fashion - the President broke from tradition. And Prime Minister Netanyahu has promised the same. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Wednesday he was uneasy over a massive US-Saudi arms deal announced at the weekend, saying it was part of a "crazy" regional arms race.

Global French president to meet EU's Tusk, reveal minister picks
Author: 0 French president to meet EU's Tusk, reveal minister picks

Among the names being touted by French media are three veteran socialists: outgoing defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and ex-World Trade Organisation boss Pascal Lamy. Macron's office will announce the government lineup Wednesday afternoon, after a delay to dig deeper into proposed ministers' tax records and potential conflicts of interest.

Author: 0 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation head defends 'blunt' U.S. leader

Trump had previously backed Britain's vote to leave and said it would be good for both Britain and the EU. He said delegations from Trump's administration and the European Commission would meet in "the coming weeks and months" to find ways to increase trade cooperation.

Author: 0 North Korea's missile launches seen as pressure on Moon administration: South Korea

South Korea's military said what appeared to be a new Scud missile flew 280 miles. Japan lodged a protest against the North's latest missile launch, which appeared to have landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone. "The North Korean regime has hundreds of artillery cannons and rocket launchers within range of one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, which is the capital of South Korea", he told CBS News .

Global Trump ignores question about Kushner back channel reports
Author: 0 Trump ignores question about Kushner back channel reports

And it ensures that Trump will be thrust right back into the din of the Russian Federation scandal upon his return to Washington this weekend, following his first foreign trip, a tour of the Middle East and Europe. Kushner initially had come to the attention of FBI investigators a year ago as they began scrutinizing former national security adviser Michael Flynn's connections with Russian officials, the two sources said.

Author: 0 Abedi: Dropout known to security services

The explosion, a suspected terrorist attack, happened Monday evening at the Manchester Arena. The Manchester bombing has raised concern across Europe . The bombing came just over two weeks before a snap general election set for June 8. What's happening with the investigation? Ramadan Abedi says he spoke to his 22-year-old son, Salman Abedi , five days ago and he was getting ready to visit Saudi Arabia and sounded "normal".

Global UAE minister sees chance for Iran to reset 'troubled' ties with neighbours
Author: 0 UAE minister sees chance for Iran to reset 'troubled' ties with neighbours

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani easily won his bid for a second term in Friday's election, securing 57 percent of the vote in a victory over his main challenger, the conservative Ebrahim Raisi. Rouhani increases Iran's legitimacy globally so hard-liners can pursue their ideological agenda more freely. President Trump and conservative Republicans have called for the repeal of the nuclear accord, but last week re-authorized its sanction waivers.

Author: 0 May's Conservatives maintain 14-point lead over Labour: ICM poll

But if she does not handsomely beat the 12-seat majority her predecessor David Cameron won in 2015, her electoral gamble will have failed and her authority could be undermined just as she enters formal Brexit negotiations. Although the results are less dramatic than Friday's YouGov survey, which found the Conservative advantage squeezed to just five points, they tally with the trend in a number of polls which have shown Labour gaining on the Tories after having begun the election race as much ...

Global Pope says Egyptian Copts killed by IS were 'martyrs'
Author: 0 Pope says Egyptian Copts killed by IS were 'martyrs'

Two girls, ages 2 and 4, were among those killed, according to a list released by the local government in Minya, the province where the shooting took place. In a speech on Friday, Sisi said setbacks to IS in Syria were driving its fighters to try to relocate to Libya and Egypt's Sinai. Relatives of killed Coptic Christians look on as they gather during the funeral at Abu Garnous Cathedral in the north Minya town of Maghagha on May 26, 2017.

Author: 0 Medicaid expansion, reversed by House, is back on table in Senate

Maureen Quinn, left, and Maria Palmer pretend to be dead as protestors gather before a town hall held by New Jersey Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur in Willingboro, N.J. Moderate senators from both parties met Monday to explore whether they can work on bipartisan legislation overhauling the nation's health care system.

Author: 0 G7 Debate On Climate Was Very Unsatisfying - Merkel

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. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that the discussions were "intense" and the other nations sided with the pledge. "The G6 - the G7 minus Trump - fully recommitted to the Paris Agreement".

Global Manchester attack: 'Fury' at U.S. 'evidence' photos leak
Author: 0 Manchester attack: 'Fury' at U.S. 'evidence' photos leak

Meanwhile, the older brother Ismail, 23, was arrested in Manchester the day after the bombing which killed 22 people. A man arrested on Tuesday was reported by British and US media to be Abedi's other brother. In Libya, authorities arrested Abedi's father and younger brother. Britain has raised its official terror threat to "critical" - meaning it is likely an attack is imminent - and is trying to uncover a suspected extremist network before it strikes again.

Author: 0 May's Conservatives maintain 14-point lead over Labour - ICM poll

The direct assault on Mr Corbyn's record came as further polls suggested Labour was eating into Theresa May's lead as the June 8 General Election approaches. But her ratings on this and nearly every other measure had declined over the fortnight since the questions were last asked, while the Labour leader's had improved.

Global Key photos from President Trump's first trip abroad
Author: 0 Key photos from President Trump's first trip abroad

Mr Abbas is an unpopular leader, according to polls , and the Palestinian political landscape is split between his Fatah party and Hamas, the Islamist movement that is in control in the Gaza Strip and opposes negotiations with Israel . Shai added that if Netanyahu cooperates with a peace initiative and finds himself with a coalition crisis because the right-wing Jewish Home party bolts the coalition, the Zionist Union is "ready to help him politically".

Author: 0 Ariana Grande shows canceled through June 5 after terror attack

He said: "We don't believe in killing innocents". The band played at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Monday night but postponed Tuesday's show at the venue following the terror attack at the Manchester Arena. Both parents, however, have denied their son's involvement in the Manchester bombing. Corbyn, a veteran anti-war campaigner, said foreign policy was not exclusively to blame for terrorism but he would shy away from the interventionist approach that has seen Britain join the United ...

Global Chris Cornell's Finest Music Moments
Author: 0 Chris Cornell's Finest Music Moments

The Mariners honored Soundgarden's lead singer Chris Cornell with a moment of silence before the team's game against the White Sox. A simple acoustic number, just Cornell and a guitar (doubled at times), it was a world away from the raucous heavy rock of Soundgarden .

Author: 0 Clashes between police and protesters turn violent in Brasilia

The protesters are erecting barricades on the streets using "sofas, chairs and tables" from nearby buildings and are burning litter. A local television station showed images of a police officer firing his handgun at demonstrators. And in an unrelated case that underlined the far-reaching impact of Brazil's ongoing anti-graft operation, the Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced one of the country's most infamously corrupt and seemingly untouchable politicians to almost eight years in prison .

Global Bomb explodes in former Greek PM Papdemos's auto
Author: 0 Bomb explodes in former Greek PM Papdemos's auto

Police said that Papademos, his unidentified driver and another passenger were taken to a local hospital after a bomb exploded inside the former prime minister's vehicle. The bombs contained gunpowder used in firecrackers, police said. According to Al-Jazeera during his tenure Papademos was deemed a controversial figure after he lowered the minimum wage by 20% and discounted bonds by 75% wiping most of the value from pension funds.

Author: 0 North Korea fires unidentified projectile from eastern region

The North was likely showing its determination to push ahead with missile development in the face of worldwide pressure to rein it in and "to pressure the (South Korean) government to change its policy on the North", South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff spokesman Roh Jae-cheon said.

Author: 0 Sri Lanka mudslide, flood deaths rise to 126; 97 missing

In this photo taken on Saturday, May 27, 2017, shows an aerial view of a damaged road blocked with a mudslide in a residential area of Kiriella, in Ratnapura district of Sri Lanka . The army, navy and air force were continuing to try to reach marooned villagers and evacuate those living in areas prone to mudslides, he said. Sri Lanka's Department of Meteorology warned that heavy downpours were expected in some of the affected areas.

Global Palestinian hunger strikers end fast after compromise on family visits
Author: 0 Palestinian hunger strikers end fast after compromise on family visits

When the PA ( Palestinian Authority) over the weekend announced it would finance the visit, the hunger striker announced they are calling it off after achieving their goals. Zaqqout did not reveal any details about the deal, but noted that "talks with the Israeli authorities and the other sides are still continuous and more details will be available in the coming days or weeks".

Global Philippines puts city on lockdown over fears of militant infiltration
Author: 0 Philippines puts city on lockdown over fears of militant infiltration

This brings the combined official death toll to at least 85. The little-known Maute group has staged similar, days-long sieges on Mindanao island but none on the scale of Marawi , where witnesses said flags resembling those of Islamic State had been flown and some men were wearing black headbands.

Author: 0 Senate intel chair backtracks on claim Flynn won't honor subpoena

Earlier, Burr had said Flynn's lawyers say Flynn would not honor that subpoena. The news conference marked the first substantive public comments by the President in the last two weeks, since he celebrated the May 4 approval in the House of a GOP health care bill.

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