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Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn's £48B manifesto plan

Yesterday's official publishing of the Labour Party Manifesto , has done little to convince political punters that Jeremy Corbyn is the man to back for the 2017 UK General Election (8 June). The Lib Dem programme will include a rent-to-own scheme to enable tenants purchase their homes with increased spending on schools and health - in part paid for by a 1p increase on income tax.

Global MI5 launches two inquiries into missed warnings over Manchester bomber
Author: 0 MI5 launches two inquiries into missed warnings over Manchester bomber

Abedi, a Manchester native, blew himself up in the lobby of Manchester Arena Monday just after US pop singer Ariana Grande finished her concert. But it has emerged that Abedi's former terror group, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), may have received British support. A separate report is also being prepared for ministers and those who oversee the work of the service, it added.

Author: 0 US official mulling greatly expanded airplane laptop ban

The US already has a ban on laptops on flights to and from eight mostly-Muslim countries. Kelly said the move would be part of a broader airline security effort to combat what he called "a real sophisticated threat". If Homeland Security goes ahead with the expansion of the ban, we can expect other airlines to follow Emirates' example, though such VIP services will likely do little to alleviate the annoyance felt by passengers forced to fall into line.

Author: 0 Merkel Warns Key Allies No Longer Reliable Partners

Angela Merkel also said that the priority now is to Berlin relations with the new President of France Emmanuel Macron. "But we have to know that we must fight for our future on our own, for our destiny as Europeans". Trump offered a more positive assessment on Twitter Sunday, writing: "Just returned from Europe". Observers noted that he neglected to publicly endorse the pact's Article Five, which guarantees that member countries will aid the others they are attacked.

Global Brazil's federal police anxious about new justice minister
Author: 0 Brazil's federal police anxious about new justice minister

Temer, then vice president, rose to the presidency a little over a year ago when President Dilma Rousseff was suspended and then removed for illegally managing the federal budget. Outgoing Justice Minister Osmar Serraglio is expected to be announced as the new transparency minister, according to sources close to the president.

Author: 0 Missile launch may be North Korea testing rivals, not technology

North Korea has continued to ignore a United Nations resolution in banning all nuclear and missile activity and instead has increased the number of tests in recent months. A reportedly nuclear-capable missile was launched just a week after North Korea launched its Hwasong-12 rocket. China reiterated that UN Security Council resolutions had "clear rules" about North Korean missile activities and it urged Pyongyang not to contravene them.

Global Another arrest over Manchester bombing
Author: 0 Another arrest over Manchester bombing

The 23-year-old was arrested on suspicion of terror offences at an address in Shoreham-by-Sea in the early hours of Monday morning, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said. The threat level in the country has also been reduced from "critical" to "severe" and the army deployed in several places is expected to withdraw late Monday night.

Author: 0 Kushner's security clearance should be reviewed, top committee Democrat says

After the president and first lady exited their helicopter, the first question Trump got from reporters waiting on the South Lawn: "Mr. President, we hear you were trying to set up a back channel to the Russians ". The Washington Post reported on Friday that Kushner participated in that conversation. The disclosure of the back channel put White House advisers on the defensive, as Trump wrapped up his first foreign trip as president.

Author: 0 Iran says US selling arms to 'dangerous terrorists'

Tillerson called on Rohani to end Tehran's support and financing of terrorist groups, or what Tillerson called "destabilizing forces that exist in this region". "In many conflicts in the region, Iran plays a hard role, especially in Iraq and Syria ", Mr Gabriel told a news conference with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

Author: 0 "It was not innocent" | Macron speaks on long handshake with Trump

On at least one, and maybe two, occasions during the tug of war Trump tries to pull away and Macron just keeps holding on. Steve Holland, who covers the White House for Reuters, tweeted this: "The photogs noticed that Trump and Macron were gripping their hands hard..." Both men's jaws seemed clenched.

Author: 0 Trump ends nine-day overseas trip with a flourish

Trump has hinted at a withdrawal by the United States from the Paris Agreement , an worldwide framework for measures against global warming, and was under fire from European leaders in a debate on Friday. "No doubt, this will be the most challenging G7 summit in years", he said as the summit got under way in Taormina, a town on the Italian island which overlooks the Mediterranean.

Author: 0 Trump Dismisses Reports on Kushner, Leaks as 'Fake News'

People familiar with the interactions told The New York Times the relationship began to fray after Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, which Kushner had strongly advocated, and because of his repeated attempts to oust Stephen Bannon, Trump's chief strategist, as well as the president's press secretary Sean Spicer.

Author: 0 Sweden Is No Longer Investigating Julian Assange For Rape

This means he could STILL face arrest if he bounces from the Ecuadorean Embassy. Earlier on Friday, Swedish prosecutors dropped their investigation against Assange over a rage allegation. The maximum sentence for that offense is a year in prison. Assange claimed he has the basic right to seek asylum like everyone else and that the decision of the British police is unaccpetable.

Global Strong winds, thunderstorms hit Moscow, killing 6 people
Author: 0 Strong winds, thunderstorms hit Moscow, killing 6 people

The gales, with a speed of more than 80 kilometers per hour, knocked down several hundred trees and destroyed buildings in the Russian capital. An elderly man was also killed at a bus stop, it said. A tree which collapsed on the tracks disrupted the operations of the Moscow Metro on the Filevskaya Line in northwest Moscow , although operations were swiftly restored.

Global Tillerson says he hopes Rouhani ends Iran missile programme in new term
Author: 0 Tillerson says he hopes Rouhani ends Iran missile programme in new term

Reformist university professor Sadeq Zibakalam said hardliners were still refusing to accept the election's verdict: that an overwhelming majority of Iranians want the system to become more open. "Iranians passionately took part in the political life of their country". President Zuma said South Africa looks forward to working with Iran under President Rouhani to consolidate relations and implement existing agreements.

Author: 0 Singer Ariana Grande to Return for Manchester Benefit Concert

A spokesman for an anti-terror force in Libya says the Manchester suicide bomber called his mother prior to the attack asking her to forgive him. British officials said Abedi had been on the radar of the intelligence community before the massacre.

Global Woman gives birth to stillborn onboard rescue chopper in Lanka
Author: 0 Woman gives birth to stillborn onboard rescue chopper in Lanka

Indian Naval personnel of INS "Kirch" that arrived in the island on Saturday are now engaging in flood relief operations at Udugama and Galapatha in the Kalutara District in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Navy. Sri Lanka's Department of Meteorology warned that heavy downpours were expected in some of the affected areas. Mr Kolundzija said getting survivors sustenance, clean water and shelter was critical.

Global French President Macron to Meet Vladimir Putin Next Week
Author: 0 French President Macron to Meet Vladimir Putin Next Week

Macron had said during the presidential election campaign that he meant to use executive decrees as soon as this summer to reform labour laws in a country where unemployment remains high at 9.6 percent. While campaigning for the presidency, the centrist candidate indicated a desire to visit the troops serving in Mali. Presidential spokesman Sylvain Fort said that "in one or two cases" journalists had been contacted directly and offered some of the limited places available to travel with ...

Author: 0 Pakistan require 342 runs to win in warm-up clash against Bangladesh

Shoaib Malik's 66-ball 72 and Imad Wasim's 45 kept their team on way for a respectable score, only to be ended before they wrestle the game away from the Bangladesh bowlers, who did not do that bad till the very end. However, with Bangladesh defeating New Zealand in the recently concluded tri-series in Ireland, and riding on the confidence from the 2016 series against England at home, Bangladesh will look to throw a tough challenge.

Author: 0 Practice match: Indian bowlers shine, NZ bowled out for 189

The Indian team has received an injury scare, as Yuvraj Singh missed a practice session on Saturday. However, it is still not clear if Yuvraj Singh, recovering from a bout of viral fever will be available tomorrow or not. The excitement is building up for the ICC Champions Trophy. "We ended up winning the tournament and creating a team which has done so well so far".

Global In shadow of Mosul fight, Iran establishes Nineveh foothold
Author: 0 In shadow of Mosul fight, Iran establishes Nineveh foothold

The move follows a push by the government-sanctioned forces to retake a number of small villages and key supply lines from the Islamic State group in the vast deserts west of Mosul . In Mosul , Iraqi forces are steadily closing in on remaining pockets of territory held by IS, but unlike past urban battles against them in Iraq, the militants still hunkered down in the city are mounting a stiff resistance, and the more the battle stretches out, the greater the risk for civilians remaining ...

Global Frankie Grande Sends His Love to Those Lost in Manchester Concert Bombing
Author: 0 Frankie Grande Sends His Love to Those Lost in Manchester Concert Bombing

Law enforcement sources have also said that Ariana's mom, Joan, always gets extra security when her pop star daughter is in town. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. Posting a heartfelt message across her social media pages, Grande bravely told fans , "We won't let hate win" before confirming her return to the city.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn rejects claims he is a pacifist

Britain's opposition Labour Party is facing embarrassment after is platform for next month's election was leaked days before its scheduled release. Corbyn said that a Labour government would seek greater worldwide cooperation to end the conflict in Syria and "work to halt the drift to confrontation with Russia.

Global Fake Media prevent Americans from hearing real story: US President Donald Trump
Author: 0 Fake Media prevent Americans from hearing real story: US President Donald Trump

Trump met with attorneys at the White House on Sunday, presumably over the latest development in the long-running Russian Federation intelligence saga, news reports said. "I would not be concerned about it". "It's both normal in my opinion and acceptable", he told ABC News on Sunday. "Any channel of communication, back or otherwise, with a country like Russian Federation is a good thing", Kelly said.

Global Trump on Kushner: 'I have total confidence in him'
Author: 0 Trump on Kushner: 'I have total confidence in him'

There is little that separates the Democrats from Trump when it comes to savage cuts in social programs and new windfalls for the rich. And his Homeland Security head defended the idea of establishing that kind of communication as a "smart thing" and said he didn't see "any big issue here" for Kushner.

Global MI5 to review its handling of intelligence on Manchester bomber
Author: 0 MI5 to review its handling of intelligence on Manchester bomber

The police noted that 16 people have been arrested since a suspected suicide bombing killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena last Monday. She went on to defend the work of the security services, amid reports that warnings about Abedi were not followed up. A week after a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester , northern England, armed response police stand at the ready at the start of the Great Manchester Run , Sunday May 28 2017.

Global The top awkward body language moments from Trump's first trip abroad
Author: 0 The top awkward body language moments from Trump's first trip abroad

Kushner's lawyer said he will cooperate with investigators. The trip has largely gone off without a major misstep, with the administration touting the president's efforts to birth a new coalition to fight terrorism, while admonishing partners in an old alliance to pay their fair share.

Author: 0 Angela Merkel still seeking stronger United States ties, spokesman says

Merkel said the European Union had to "fight for its own destiny" following the election of US President Donald Trump and Brexit. The German chancellor did not mention Trump by name in the speech, but her comments highlighted frustrations with the USA president, who, in Brussels, had lectured European officials on the German trade surplus, which he said hurts the U.S.

Global MI5 reviewing practices after Manchester attack
Author: 0 MI5 reviewing practices after Manchester attack

Fourteen people are now in custody in relation to the attack, including a 23-year-old man arrested early Monday in the southern coastal town of Shoreham-by-Sea on suspicion of terrorism offenses. The investigation comes as rebels now living in England claim that the UK Government waived travel bans to let them fight in Libya , according to the Mail Online.

Author: 0 United Kingdom resumes sharing intelligence about Manchester bombing with USA counterparts

President Donald Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday, but officials said she would cut short the second leg of her trip to the G7 summit in Italy. media could hinder the hunt for a possible bomb-maker still at large. She is later released without charge. The latest arrest took place in the Rusholme ward of Manchester on Friday and followed by a few hours the detention of another suspect in the inner-city Moss Side neighbourhood, Efe news reported .

Global Donald Trump promises climate decision next week after G7 stalemate
Author: 0 Donald Trump promises climate decision next week after G7 stalemate

Prior to the summit, 217 investment firms had signed a letter urging political leaders of the G7 and G20 nations to "stand by their commitments" to the Paris Agreement , "and to put in place policy measures to achieve their nationally-determined contributions" to climate protection "with the utmost urgency".

Author: 0 United Kingdom security agency investigates failures to stop bomber

Early on Monday a man, 23, was arrested in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, on suspicion of terrorism offences. The arrest means that 14 men are now in custody in Britain for suspected roles in the May 22 bombing of an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people and wounded almost 120 others.

Global Landfill site searched in Greater Manchester as part of terror attack investigation
Author: 0 Landfill site searched in Greater Manchester as part of terror attack investigation

It comes as police continue their search of a flat in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, that was raided earlier. Home Secretary Amber Rudd says that "the operation is still at full tilt" and "we can't be entirely sure that it's closed". "The review will look at what was known about Abedi, what decisions were made about the intelligence and what, if anything, could have been done differently", the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Global Green, NDP leaders to hold joint news conference at BC Legislature
Author: 0 Green, NDP leaders to hold joint news conference at BC Legislature

A pact between the two parties does not necessarily mean they will form government. There are just three possibilities: a B.C. NDP-Greens agreement; a B.C. A Speaker appointed from the parties would be required to break tie votes in the house, and no MLAs, cabinet ministers or the premier could leave the building for key votes or else government would be at risk of being overwhelmed by a 43-seat Liberal opposition.

Global Trump talks up trip before returning to controversy in Washington
Author: 0 Trump talks up trip before returning to controversy in Washington

Mr Trump has held no news conferences during the nine-day trip, allowing him to avoid questions about the Russian Federation investigations. Mr Trump appeared to have been talking to Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán before the now infamous "shove", who can be seen smiling at the US President until he stands directly in front of him, excluding Mr Orbán from the group's conversation.

Author: 0 Fake Media prevent Americans from hearing real story

Trump , according to one person familiar with his thinking, believed he was facing more of a communications problem than a legal one, despite the intensifying inquiries. Trump stepped up to insist he'd never said the word "Israel" in his talks with Russian officials - effectively confirming that nation as the source of the information.

Author: 0 Military making gains against militants in Philippines siege city

The black flags of the Islamic State group were planted atop buildings and flown from commandeered vehicles, including a government ambulance and an armored auto, said Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr., vice governor of Lanao del Sur province, of which Marawi is the capital.

Author: 0 The best plays from the 2015 and 2016 NBA Finals

The Spurs were swept next, unable to provide any resistance in the superpower's prodigious playoff march. Kyrie's shot, LeBron's block or one of Curry's dazzling triples? So you can call it a trilogy. "It's probably up there", he told reporters Sunday after practice. The 5-foot-8 point guard said he wants to play until he's 40, and he'd like to do it in Boston.

Global G7 leaders search for consensus on Russia sanctions, protectionism
Author: 0 G7 leaders search for consensus on Russia sanctions, protectionism

Under Trump , who once called climate change a "hoax" perpetrated by China, Washington has resisted intense pressure from its partners to commit to respecting the 2015 global accord on curbing carbon emissions. And some are starting to question the chances of tax reform. U.S. president Donald Trump and his wife Melania in Italy for the summit. Trump's first foray on the worldwide stage saw him engage in a series of powerhouse diplomatic sessions in which he touched on the most ...

Global Muslims observe first day of holy month 'Ramazan' from today
Author: 0 Muslims observe first day of holy month 'Ramazan' from today

If you go to Aceh's interior during Ramadan , you can also witness Koran recitations in villages - that can often get quite competitive - and taste many seasonal delicacies sold only during Ramadan for buka puasa , or the breaking of the fast, at sunset.

Global Kurdish-led forces say they will advance on IS capital
Author: 0 Kurdish-led forces say they will advance on IS capital

While Turkey has also been fighting ISIS in Syria , Ankara has made it clear that it is also opposed to the Kurdish presence near its border. Those include extraditing the Pennsylvania-based cleric, Fethullah Gulen , whom Erdogan blames for fomenting a failed coup last summer, and dropping USA charges against Reza Zarrab, a Turkish businessman accused of money-laundering and violating US sanctions in Iran.

Author: 0 The battle for Trump's mind on climate

The senator said during an interview with CNN's State of the Union on Sunday that it would be an issue for the USA if Trump did not reaffirm the country's previous commitment to the accord, made under former president Barack Obama in 2015.

Author: 0 Palestinian Prisoners In Israel Suspend Hunger Strike

After backing down from the majority of their demands, Palestinian prisoners ended their hunger strike . Israel said that it spoke only with the Red Cross and at no stage negotiated with convicted terrorist and strike leader Marwan Barghouti .

Global Three police officers killed by bomb blast in Indonesia
Author: 0 Three police officers killed by bomb blast in Indonesia

The attack came as they were preparing to provide security for a traditional torch parade near the Kampung Melayu terminal, which is an area frequented by locals but not foreigners. Police said an anti-terror squad subsequently raided two houses believed to be owned by the perpetrators in neighbouring provinces of Banten and West Java.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande wants to hold benefit concert in Manchester

A government source told the Guardian newspaper, "Protests have been lodged at every relevant level between the British authorities and our USA counterparts". Abedi, was born and raised in Manchester , reportedly spent three weeks with his family in Libya shortly before the attack. But with just over two weeks to go until a national election, May's Conservatives and political parties said they would resume campaigning in the coming days.

Global Deputy slain in Mississippi rampage had worked in ministry
Author: 0 Deputy slain in Mississippi rampage had worked in ministry

Another crime scene was found in Brookhaven, where the bodies of two boys were found. A man identified as Willie Godbolt, 35, of Bogue Chitto, was taken into custody and was being treated at a Jackson, Mississippi, hospital, for a gunshot wound, the MBI said.

Global Trump Brings Hope, Change to Mideast Obama Couldn't
Author: 0 Trump Brings Hope, Change to Mideast Obama Couldn't

Abbas is ready to work with Israel on a peace agreement. "I am truly hopeful that America can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace and bring new hope to the region and its people", Trump said during a joint appearance with Abbas.

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