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Author: 0 McCain: Continued Trump-Russia Claims 'Troubling'

Hearings in the Senate and House of Representatives on Tuesday showed there is no evidence of collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation and that President Donald Trump never jeopardized intelligence sources, a White House spokesman said.

Global WaPo: Current White House Official 'Under Scrutiny' In Federal Russia Probe
Author: 0 WaPo: Current White House Official 'Under Scrutiny' In Federal Russia Probe

The New York Times reported Friday that President Trump told Russian diplomats earlier this month his decision to fire Comey alleviated the "great pressure" he faced from the probe. The ceremony occurred in the Blue Room of the White House, where many senior law enforcement officials - including the Secret Service director - had gathered.

Global Angry Venezuela protesters take aim at Chavez statues, home
Author: 0 Angry Venezuela protesters take aim at Chavez statues, home

A day earlier, President Nicolas Maduro accused protesters of setting fire to a government supporter, saying "Nazi-fascist" elements are taking root inside the opposition's ranks and contributing to a risky spiral of violence in the two-month antigovernment protest movement.

Author: 0 Isis claims Manchester attack, police arrest man (23)

A fresh wave of shock over the attack began Tuesday when pictures of the young victims began to be released, Saffie's among them. Niamh Worthington, 17, was one of thousands holding "I heart Manchester" signs. "It is famous all over the world for so many wonderful things", he noted. "ISIS has been linked to most of the attacks". The wounded are being treated at eight hospitals across Greater Manchester.

Global Count continues in tight BC election race
Author: 0 Count continues in tight BC election race

According to the latest Elections BC update, Jim Benninger has pulled ahead in the Vancouver Island riding with 10,098 votes, just three more than his NDP rival, Ronna-Rae Leonard. In Vancouver-False Creek, more votes were counted, but the Liberal lead of 569 votes remained the same. After the May 9th election, preliminary vote counts had the BC Liberals with 43 seats, the NDP with 41 and the Green Party with 3.

Global Israeli Official: Trump's Credibility at Stake Over Embassy Pledge
Author: 0 Israeli Official: Trump's Credibility at Stake Over Embassy Pledge

Trump arrived in Tel Aviv for a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories and as he tried to take his wife's hand on a red carpet on the tarmac at Ben-Gurion International Airport, the first lady appeared to push it back. We don't know whether Trump is about to pressure Israel into an unwelcome peace deal, although I doubt it. Netanyahu said Sunday that his talks with Trump would revolve around strengthening "the first and strongest alliance with the U.S.".

Author: 0 Moderate Hassan Rouhani wins Iranian election in landslide

U.S. President Donald Trump, during his election campaign past year, threatened to tear up the nuclear deal Iran reached with the U.S. and five other world powers, although he now says he hasn't made a final decision. In the end, 70 percent of the electorate participated in the election. Despite the nuclear deal , the United States still considers Iran a "state sponsor of terrorism" for its support of groups such as Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite Muslim militia.

Author: 0 Governor Abbott Honors Fallen Peace Officers At DPS Memorial Service

The White House was lit up in blue to honor the nation's police officers. President Donald Trump speaks at the 36th Annual National Peace Officers' memorial service, Monday, May 15. Jared Slagle says the memorial hits close to home knowing his dad risks his life every day as a Marion Police Officer. Originally, Police Memorial Day was celebrated only in Washington, D.C., but local memorial service observances across the country began in 1982.

Global Palestinians hold general strike in solidarity with hunger-striking prisoners
Author: 0 Palestinians hold general strike in solidarity with hunger-striking prisoners

The protesters were participating in a general strike across Palestine in support of ongoing hunger strikes among hundreds of jailed Palestinians held in Israeli prisons. Israeli security forces have previously used deadly force against popular rallies supporting the hunger strikers, most recently on Friday. The general strike comes hours before U.S.

Global Theresa May refuses to admit u-turn on Tory social care plans
Author: 0 Theresa May refuses to admit u-turn on Tory social care plans

She said: "I have seen the way Jeremy Corbyn wants to sneak into Number 10 by playing on the fears of older and vulnerable people and I have clarified what we will be putting in the green paper which I set out in the manifesto". She said the size of the cap would be the subject of a consultation. "It's the Labour Party who's in the dock when it comes to responsibility". Labour has also bought an ad on Google titled "Tory Dementia Tax - What You Need to Know", which links through to the ...

Author: 0 Palestine President visit: India reiterates support to Palestinian cause

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas landed in New Delhi late Sunday for a three-day visit looking to strengthen ties with India ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi s historic trip to Israel. Indian media reported in March that "contrary to expectations that Modi would include Palestine in his itinerary too, like many ministers did in the past, he will be traveling only to Israel".

Global Beijing's new weapon in economic war: Chinese tourists
Author: 0 Beijing's new weapon in economic war: Chinese tourists

Xi didn't explicitly mention anything about Thaad in the meeting, said Lee, but stressed the importance of South Korean-Chinese relations. The remarks were laid out to reporters by a South Korean official on President Moon Jae-in's special delegation to the United States , led by Hong Seok-hyun.

Author: 0 May to campaign in the north-east as she targets Labour's 'deserted' voters

He added: "The best defence for Britain is a government actively engaged in seeking peaceful solutions to the world's problems". "The approach to worldwide security we have been using since the 1990s simply has not worked", he said. The Tories have said they will not only retain the commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation target of spending 2% of GDP on defence - which Labour also supports - but also ensure there is an annual real-terms increase in the armed forces' budget ...

Author: 0 Iranian FM scorns Trump after speech, arms deal

Hence, when Trump called Iran a Muslim nation which harbors terrorists and Islamic extremists, it did not go down well with the Iranian government, which re-elected its incumbent president earlier this week. Trump's welcome in the region was put on display during a series of individual meetings with Arab leaders. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley declared the site part of Israel, while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday dodged.

Global 23-year-old man arrested in connection with Manchester terror attack
Author: 0 23-year-old man arrested in connection with Manchester terror attack

Police said they arrested a man at a major shopping centre in Manchester that was temporarily evacuated today , but do not believe the incident was connected with the attack that killed 22 people in the same northern English city. Well into Tuesday morning, fathers and mothers who had lost contact with their children posted desperate pleas for information on social media using the hashtag #ManchesterMissing.

Global USA air strike hits pro-regime convoy in Syria
Author: 0 USA air strike hits pro-regime convoy in Syria

The militia, who numbered in the dozens and drove a tank and a small number of construction vehicles, ignored warning shots from US aircraft and, according to a USA -led coalition statement, even "apparent Russian attempts to dissuade" their advance.

Global Trump says former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey is a 'nut job'
Author: 0 Trump says former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey is a 'nut job'

The New York Times reported last week on a Comey memo indicating Trump had urged him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The initial reports were that Trump's decision came as a result of a recommendation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and that it was because of Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's scandal regarding the homebrew email server that she used while she was secretary of state under Barack Obama.

Author: 0 United Nations plans to discuss latest Korean missile test

The Security Council statement emphasized "the vital importance" of North Korea "immediately showing honest commitment to denuclearization through concrete action". North Korea is also building nuclear-tipped missiles and has greeted new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who wants to reach out to the North, with two missile test-launches, part of a flurry of tests since leader Kim Jong Un took over in late 2011.

Author: 0 North Korea says it will mass-produce ballistic missile

The UN Security Council is due to meet on Tuesday behind closed doors to discuss the latest test , which defies Security Council resolutions and sanctions, at the request of the US, Japan and South Korea, diplomats said. The launch came just one week after the North fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile, which according to Pyongyang flew nearly 800 kilometres and was capable of carrying a "heavy" nuclear warhead.

Author: 0 ICJ orders Pakistan to stay execution of Indian 'spy'

The UN's highest judicial body, which had earlier provisionally stayed Jadhav's sentence on May 9, also instructed Pakistan to inform it "of all the measures taken in implementation of the present order". "I assure the nation that under the leadership of Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi we will leave no stone unturned" to save Jadhav, Swaraj tweeted.

Author: 0 Iraq agrees to extend reduction of oil production, Minister

Prices have risen due to expectations that a pledge by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other producers, including Russian Federation, to cut supplies by 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) would be extended to March 2018, instead of covering just the first half of this year.

Author: 0 Fatalities Reported at Ariana Grande Concert in United Kingdom

But he seemed convinced that the city of Manchester will overcome this senseless violence. Singer Ariana Grande said she had no words after an act of suspected terrorism at her Manchester concert killed at least 22 people . "This wicked ideology must be obliterated". In what appeared to be an unrelated incident Tuesday, police evacuated a large shopping center in Manchester that was rebuilt after an IRA bombing in 1996.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande Suspends World Tour Following Manchester Attack, Says She Is 'Broken'

A representative for the American singer said that she is OK and they are investigating what happened. John Atkinson, 26, from Bury, in the Greater Manchester area, was the third victim to be named. The explosion took place shortly after Grande left the stage. "It was nearly like they waited for her to go". "And that's when the screaming started", said 25-year-old Ryan Molloy.

Global Macron 'carries hopes' of millions of Europeans: Merkel
Author: 0 Macron 'carries hopes' of millions of Europeans: Merkel

Macron's team has expressed confidence he can win an outright majority of 289 seats, despite the electorate being split four ways between the centre, the right, the far-right and the left. As opposed to Le Pen, Macron does not envisage a France that shuts out immigrants and asylum seekers. With 34 percent, Marine Le Pen nearly doubled her father's score.

Global Prince George get told off by Kate Middleton
Author: 0 Prince George get told off by Kate Middleton

As per usual, Prince George , 3, and his younger sister Princess Charlotte , 2, stole the show with roles in the ceremony as pageboy and bridesmaid. They have been almost inseparable, with the two jetting back and forth across the Atlantic to spend time together. "It takes the pressure off". Pippa announced her engagement to the financier past year in July.

Author: 0 Indian arrested in Pakistan for not carrying travel documents, says report

He has been sent to jail on judicial remand, the report said. Stung by the adverse verdict at the ICJ , Pakistan is also considering the option of dragging India to the ICJ over the Kashmir dispute. Aziz said the Kashmir issue would not be taken to ICJ as it is being dealt at the higher forum of UN Security Council. Jadhav was given a death sentence by a Pakistani military court after he was found guilty on charges of espionage.

Global Demi Lovato, Katy Perry and More React to Ariana Grande Concert Fatalities
Author: 0 Demi Lovato, Katy Perry and More React to Ariana Grande Concert Fatalities

Saffie Roussas, aged 8, was the youngest of the 22 victims identified so far. The young couple travelled to Manchester from South Shields, near Newcastle, for the gig, but have not been heard from since. Grande was physically unhurt, but described herself as "broken". James said that as he ushered his little brother out, "I had my hand on his chest and his heart was beating so fast".

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia king: Trump's visit a 'turning point'

In his first foreign speech, Trump on Sunday urged Muslim leaders to take a stand against violence committed in the name of religion, describing the struggle against extremism as a "battle between good and evil". "The U.S. has been very generous to us in helping us with an anti-ballistic system known as Iron Dome, we need a diplomatic Iron Dome to protect us from attempts to deligitimize us, to deny the right to defend ourselves or even our right to exist as a Jewish state", he said.

Global The White House's own staffers reportedly feed Trump 'fake news'
Author: 0 The White House's own staffers reportedly feed Trump 'fake news'

Why does this test matter? The missile, which flew 430 miles and reached an altitude of more than 1,245 miles, went further and higher than the nation's last successful test launch. "Otherwise, you will be looked down on", he told AFP. "There is enormous pressure when a missile re-enters the atmosphere". North Korea fired a ballistic missile early Sunday, sending it from a launch site near its border with China 435 miles into the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.

Global Ariana Grande 'Spent the Night Crying' After Manchester Concert Attack
Author: 0 Ariana Grande 'Spent the Night Crying' After Manchester Concert Attack

At the end of the concert, an explosion struck near the arena. And authorities confirmed that children were among the dead, which was quickly apparent as friends, family and schools began reporting the names of some of those victims. Some also said there was smoke and "a burning smell". The Queen has offered her "deepest sympathy" to all those affected by the "dreadful" terrorist attack in Manchester, saying that the incident has "shocked" the nation.

Global Chinese -president calls Korean-counterpart
Author: 0 Chinese -president calls Korean-counterpart

Trump officially invited Moon to the United States. He told Xi the ultimate goal of sanctions was to persuade North Korea to engage in dialogue about abolishing its nuclear program. "We must establish firm mutual political trust on a basis of mutual understanding and mutual response, resolve differences appropriately, strengthening cooperation and coordination, and pursue the development of healthy and stable bilateral relations", Xi was quoted as saying.

Author: 0 Sunday snooze: Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross nods off during Trump speech

There is a tremendous hatred there. For many American Muslim activists and scholars, the bar for Donald Trump's speech to the Muslim worldwas low. "Drive them out! Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities!" "We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people", Trump said upon his arrival in Tel Aviv.

Author: 0 Trump to meet with Abbas in Bethlehem, visit Yad Vashem

There are many things that can happen now that would never have been able to happen before... President Trump sees himself as a great dealmaker, with the personality to cut through the difficulties that have defeated lesser people. Wearing a black skullcap, Trump walked slowly toward the wall and pressed his right hand flat against the stone for about 30 seconds. What was said was that the president leaked highly classified information during an Oval Office visit May 10 with the Russian ...

Author: 0 Modi congratulates Iran's Rouhani on his re-election

Millions of Iranians vo. The impromptu rallies snarled traffic in the center of the capital, leaving many drivers to abandon their stuck cars in the middle of major roads. The Assad government is strongly backed by Tehran . "I voted for Mr. Rouhani", said Mostafa, a voter in Tehran who spoke to CNN. "Today is the golden page in the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran", Rouhani's interior minister, Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, said in televised remarks.

Author: 0 Iran funds terrorists: Trump calls for its worldwide isolation in Saudi speech

They are now expected to sign a deal with the USA to co-ordinate their efforts aimed at cutting off sources of money for those groups. In a carefully worded speech delivered at a gathering of about 50 leaders of Muslim-majority countries, Trump did not use his signature phrase " radical Islamic terrorism ", a term he often used during his campaign for the U.S.

Global Ransomware: WannaCry cyber attack may attack Indian banking system soon, says expert
Author: 0 Ransomware: WannaCry cyber attack may attack Indian banking system soon, says expert

Industry, however, was on high alert to avert any attack. More than 150 countries, even Russian Federation and the United Kingdom the ransomware has hit systems. "This will continue till the threat of this malware passes", said a senior executive at HCL Technologies. To date, cyber security experts and researchers have no definitive leads as to who might have carried out the attack, but what is known is that the incident, dubbed " WannaCry " because it is based on the WannaCrypt ransomware ...

Global Was The Ariana Grande Concert Attack ISIS?
Author: 0 Was The Ariana Grande Concert Attack ISIS?

The explosion rocked the arena at around 10:30 p.m. (5:30 pm ET), and the sound of wailing sirens cut through the smoky aftermath of the blast soon after. Northern Ireland captain Steve Davis called it a "Sickening attack on innocent people". One fan posted: "I'm at Manchester Arena Thursday seeing take that, quite scared now tbh".

Author: 0 Donald Trump visits Israel in search of revived peace process

Later on Monday, the United States leader will pray at Judaism's Western Wall and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and on Tuesday he will travel to Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. "When they imposed sanctions on us, they made a mistake", he said . A senior administration official told Reuters last week that Trump remained committed to his campaign pledge to ultimately relocate the embassy but did not plan to announce such a move while on his trip.

Author: 0 Trump seeks "coalition of nations" in Middle East

It is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to destroy human life and decent people from all religions who try to protect it. His stance was later underlined by his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson , in a joint news conference with his Saudi counterpart.

Author: 0 23-year-old man arrested in connection with Manchester bombing

Corden joins a wave of celebrities who've expressed shock and condolences since news of the attack broke. The Greater Manchester Police have revealed that an arrest has been made in connection to the incident, which left 22 dead in addition to the bomber and 59 injured.

Global James Corden Pays Tribute to Manchester in Wake of Terror Attack
Author: 0 James Corden Pays Tribute to Manchester in Wake of Terror Attack

With regards to last night's incident at the Manchester arena , we can confirm we have arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester. May, speaking outside her 10 Downing Street official residence, said the authorities were not ready to fully announce the identity of the attacker.

Author: 0 United Kingdom police arrest man in relation to Manchester attack

She will travel to Manchester to meet with police, the mayor and emergency services Tuesday. With regards to last night's incident at the Manchester arena, we can confirm we have arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected, including our supporters, club staff and members of our community such as the children from our Manchester United Foundation partner schools who were attending the concert at the Arena", the team said in a ...

Author: 0 Palestinian President Reiterates Commitment to Peace Process

Oded Revivi (OH-dead Re-VEE-veeis) is the chief foreign envoy of the Yesha settlers' council. She also said that the Western Wall is part of Israel. During meetings with Netanyahu on Monday, Trump focused his comments on the threat from Iran , but also talked about the opportunities for peace in the region and how Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations were shifting their stance, potentially opening a window towards a regional agreement.

Global 19 killed in blast at Manchester concert: British police
Author: 0 19 killed in blast at Manchester concert: British police

Screaming fans fled the venue after the bomb blast at the end of a concert by U.S. star Ariana Grande , who is popular among teens and pre-teens. It said she died of injuries from the attack and described her as "a lovely young student who was very popular with her peers and the staff".

Author: 0 Israelis and Palestinans are ready 'to reach for peace'

He added that such a peace would trigger a cascade effect throughout the region: "I am truly hopeful that America can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace and bring new hope to the region and its people". He also has personal ties to Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States. "The majority of the people of Israel, unlike the media, they love us, so we tell them how you are great and they love you", Sara said to Trump and his wife.

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