Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is surrounded by reporters as he leaves a briefing of the full Senate by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, amid controversy over President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey . Flynn downplayed his dinner with Putin during his security check, telling investigators that during his foreign trips he "had only unsubstantial contact with foreign nationals".
The attack was the deadliest in Britain since July 7, 2005 when four suicide bombers inspired by Al-Qaeda attacked London's transport system during rush hour, killing 52 people and wounding 700 more. A support centre for people caught up in the attack was set up at the Etihad Stadium, the home of their rivals Manchester City. In the south Manchester suburb of Chorlton on Tuesday, police arrested a 23-year-old man in a supermarket then searched an apartment in a nearby area.
Grande had not been seen publicly since an explosion ripped through the packed Manchester Arena at the end of her performance there. "We are sending our love to all of Manchester during this incredibly hard time". Among the many extending their condolences to victims and their families is President Donald Trump , who said in a recent address from Bethlehem, Israel, that the United States stands "in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom".
In a visit fraught with symbolism, President Trump on Monday became the first sitting US president to set foot in the Old City of Jerusalem . The area is home to sensitive religious sites, including the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray.
Social media was awash with generous gestures, with some offering free taxi rides and others saying they could provide cups of tea and hugs. I wrapped her in one of the merchandise T-shirts and I said 'where is your mum and daddy?' Georgina Callander , 18, a victim of the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, posted a picture of herself with the American popstar on her Instagram account two years ago.
Relations between Beijing and Seoul , strained by disagreement over South Korea's hosting of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence ( Thaad ) system, have taken on a more conciliatory tone with the election earlier this month of President Moon Jae In .
To get to Bethlehem, the location of the Church of the Nativity, where Jesus is said to have been born, Trump passed through an Israeli checkpoint and a network of vast concrete blastwalls that separate the occupied territory from Israel. Later on Tuesday Mr Trump returned to Jerusalem , visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. The historic visit is part of Trump's efforts to highlight "the need for unity among three of the world's great religions" on his first foreign trip, senior ...
In the newest report suggesting the White House sought to tamp down the Russian Federation probe, the Post said Trump urged National Security Agency chief Michael Rogers and to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to publicly deny any evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation during last year's presidential election.
For Trump, the trip is a reprieve from the crush of controversies that have marred his young presidency and an attempt to reset his relationship with a region and a religion he fiercely criticized a candidate. Drive them out of your community. White House officials have said they consider Trump's visit, and his keynote address , a counterweight to President Barack Obama's debut speech to the Muslim world in 2009 in Cairo.
United Nations diplomats say the current talks are still just between the pair. North Korea said it's ready to deploy and start mass-producing a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there. Command Cmdr. David Benham said an assessment of the tests revealed the launches did not pose a threat to North America, but he emphasized that US officials were closely monitoring the tests and pledged "ironclad commitment" to allies in the region.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of the Pukguksong-2 and confirmed its reliable warhead guidance which means the communist country is closer to its stated aim of bombing the American mainland. The February launch, the North's first missile test after Trump took office, alarmed neighbours because solid-fuel missiles can be fired more quickly than liquid-fuel missiles, which need to be fueled before launch and require a larger number of vehicles, including fuel trucks, ...
Youngest victim named as eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos . The culprit behind the bombing was killed in the attack after detonating the improvised explosive device , authorities said. "I am truly so sorry about what has happened in Manchester tonight". Hayley Lunt was staying at a hotel nearby and had taken her 10-year-old daughter Abigail to her first concert at Manchester Arena on Monday evening.
And we have also won the most seats. "He's a smart, thoughtful, reasonable guy, and so we've found places where we can work together". "I want to work with him, I really do, and I've tried and I've continued to try but he's got to control his temper".
It follows an initial leg in Saudi Arabia, where he urged Arab and Islamic leaders to unite and do their share to defeat extremism and terrorism, while singling out Iran as a key source of funding and support for militant groups. "Palestinians are ready to reach for peace", Trump said. Karl Rove , Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, spoke with Brian Kilmeade today about President Trump's Middle East Trip.
Police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena , and the train station near the arena, Victoria Station, was evacuated and all trains canceled. The explosion ripped through the mostly teenage crowd as they streamed out of the venue following the end of the pop star's performance. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May writes a message in a book of condolence at Manchester Town Hall in Manchester , northwest England, on May 23, 2017 , following the terror ...
The sun-starved WikiLeaks provocateur, looking healthy if pale, emerged Friday afternoon to address the media in the open air of the embassy's balcony. Now the United States, CIA's Director (Mike) Pompeo and the USA attorney general have said that I and other WikiLeaks staff have no rights, we have no First Amendment rights, and that my arrest and the arrest of our other staff is a priority .
The former Army lieutenant general is invoking the fifth amendment to the USA constitution, which protects Americans from being legally compelled to testify against themselves in a criminal case. The refusal is especially egregious in light of new allegations from House Democrats that Flynn lied to executive-branch investigators who, in 2016, interviewed him as part of his security clearance renewal.
Rouhani also defended Iran's ballistic missile program, which has been highly opposed by the Trump administration. "American officials should know that whenever we need to technically test a missile, we will do so and will not wait for their permission", Rouhani said in a news conference, broadcast live on state TV.
The pose echoed a freakish viral photo that emerged from Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, where while opening an anti-extremism centre, the USA president, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi of Egypt were photographed touching a glowing orb.
The White House said Trump had agreed with May during their telephone conversation that the attack was "particularly wanton and depraved". British officials say a lone male attacker detonated the device as concertgoers left the Manchester Arena at around 10.30 p.m.
Today, this right, ultra-right-wing government has frozen settlement construction and has given Palestinians construction in Area C", Herzog said, referring to recent moves by Netanyahu's conservative governing coalition. But what Trump heard at the Riyadh summit, which was attended by Abbas, was a total, unanimous, unambiguous endorsement of the Arab Peace Initiative.
London mayor Sadiq Khan, who pointed out that he is in constant contact with the Metropolitan Police who are reviewing security arrangements in the capital, added: "Londoners will see more police on our streets today". Assistant chief constable, Julian Moss is leading the force's response, he said: "At this moment there is no information to indicate any direct threat to Gloucestershire and it is important people that go about their daily lives".
Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was a study in determination as she strode into a packed Seoul courtroom Tuesday to begin a trial that could send her to prison for life if convicted on the most serious charges. Former presidents Chun Doo-Hwan and Roh Tae-Woo served jail terms in the 1990s for charges including bribery and treason, and ex-president Roh Moo-Hyun - the mentor of new leader Moon Jae-In - killed himself in 2009 after being questioned over graft.
He met multiple times with Netanyahu and said in a joint appearance with the prime minister Tuesday, "I can tell you that the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace - and, from my meeting with my friend Benjamin Netanyahu , I can tell you Israelis are ready to reach for peace as well".
Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , he argued he never mentioned Israel, the source of the classified intelligence, according to various officials - something he has not been accused of doing. "It is something that I think is, frankly, maybe, not as hard as people have thought over the years ", Trump said last month during a meeting with Abbas.
A full autopsy report was not yet completed Thursday afternoon. Cornell was found unresponsive and his death "is being treated as a possible suicide", Officer Jennifer Moreno said, while stressing that no final determination had been made.
Both Coats and Rogers were uncomfortable with the nature of the President's request and refused to comply, the sources told CNN. Coats also criticized the stream of leaks, saying they can damage national security. "With so many Trump administration officials potentially tangled up in this investigation and lawyering up all over Washington , such a recusal rule could make it extremely hard for the special prosecutor to hire a staff".
French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen delivers a speech in Paris , on May 7 , 2017, after the second round of the French presidential election . But Le Pen was able to capitalize on French disaffection with the existing political system, an erosion of the parties that once championed the working classes, and the notion that something fundamental - foreign -ails France.
Even as they acknowledged that they had seen no evidence of Trump-Russia "collusion", Comey's firing and his alleged spilling of secrets sent his critics salivating with several Democrats using the "I" word - Impeachment. White House spokesperson Sean Spicer said: "The President has always emphasised the importance of making deals with Russian Federation as it relates to Syria, Ukraine, defeating Isis and other key issues for the benefit and safety of the American people".
Trump wants to tighten an economic vise and has raised the possibility of military force as the North approaches the capability to threaten America with a nuclear-tipped missile. Moon visited the national cemetery where he honored the country's former presidents, independence fighters and war heroes as he began his presidential duties.
Below is a new timeline, incorporating some elements of the Flynn timeline. December 29, 2016: The Obama administration announcesmeasures against Russia in retaliation for what USA officials characterized as interference in the 2016 election, ordering the expulsion of Russian "intelligence operatives" and slapping new sanctions on state agencies and individuals suspected in the hacks of US computer systems.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: It's not easy. Abbas said he would "keep the door open to dialogue with our Israeli neighbors", but called on those neighbors to respect Palestinian self-determination. "Our fundamental problem is with the occupation and settlements ". "Behind the smiles and the warm feelings that will be generated on this visit, there is a lot of apprehension", said Danin, the Council on Foreign Relations' senior fellow for Middle East studies.
Attorneys for Michael Flynn say that a daily " escalating public frenzy against him " and the Justice Department's appointment of a special counsel have created a legally risky environment for him to cooperate with a Senate investigation.
Moon spoke during his inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly building in Seoul . The archbishop ended his statement promising to pray for the good of Korea's people under the leader's service. The deployment has been met with protests in South Korea. This could most easily be done with their common ground over THAAD, as China has complained that they don't like the idea of USA missile defense being deployed just off their coast.
The centre will monitor the information exchanged on the internet, especially through social networks, and try to promote moderation and curb hate speech, Efe reported on Monday. Speaking a day after Iran re-elected the relatively moderate Hassan Rouhani as president, Mr Trump risked reigniting tensions with Tehran by accusing the country of bearing responsibility for instability in the region.
Law enforcement officials in Britain have said that one man detonated the bomb in a suicide attack, and they have arrested a 23-year old in connection with the incident. Some 22 people, including children , died in the explosion after the Ariana Grande concert . "From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry".
Mr Qassemi added that the U.S. and its allies "should know that Iran is a democratic, stable and powerful country" and that it promotes "peace, good neighbourliness, and the creation of a world opposed to violence and extremism". The Washington Post said the probe had reached into the White House to include a Trump adviser, who was not named. U.S. President Donald Trump takes his seat before his speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia May 21, 2017 .
Kang, the woman chosen to be foreign minister , has an extensive career in the ministry and at the United Nations, said the president. Mr. Wang said that while rap cannot change South Korea's stance on THAAD, such songs can "let Koreans know that China's young people are passionate and tough".
The epicenter of the epidemic is the Nambwa Health Area, around 130km from Buta, capital of the Bas-Uele province, which shares the border with the Central African Republic. During that outbreak, which WHO declared a "public health emergency of worldwide concern", the Western Hemisphere also saw its first Ebola patients.
The White House said the two agreed to continue to strengthen the alliance between their countries. Liberal Moon Jae-in was elected South Korean president on Tuesday. But former USA officials held two days of informal talks in Oslo, Norway, this week with a Pyongyang delegation led by Choe Son Hui, a senior diplomat for North America.
Expressing optimism that a peace deal could finally be brokered to end the almost 70-year-old conflict and suggested a resolution may not be hard to obtain it. Palestinian activists have also noted that Trump's rhetoric with regard to Israel and Palestine is no different from previous U.S. administrations.
It marked an awkward press conference for May who, bizarrely, tried to blame Jeremy Corbyn by accusing him of spreading " fake claims " about the Tory proposals and insisted: "We have not changed the principles we set out in the manifesto".
May said members of the armed forces would be positioned at key sites to free up police for patrols and military personnel might be deployed at public events such as concerts and sports events as a further attack was seen as potentially imminent.
Speaking during a campaign visit to Hull, the Labour leader said: "I'm not playing on anybody's fears, I'm expressing the fears that a lot of people have and I suggest the Prime Minister, instead of blaming me, should look to herself and look to her team and look to the policy, or lack of policy, that's she's put forward".
He looked comfortable trading pleasantries and sipping coffee with King Salman, the aging scion of the country's founding ruler, King Abdulaziz Ibn Saud. There was little effort to reach out to the 40 million Iranians who had just voted to reelect Hassan Rouhani, the pragmatic president who won by pledging greater openness to the world, albeit within the severe constraints of Iran's theocratic system.
The new proposed budget , which is titled the "New Foundation for American Greatness" and which the White House will officially roll out on Tuesday , indeed fulfills Trump's campaign promise of not touching either Medicare or Social Security .
Trump's daughter Ivanka, who converted to Judaism and is married to one of the president's top aides, Jared Kushner, also visited the women's side of the wall. Trump has said he wants to broker a deal that has proven elusive fo. Later Tuesday, Trump will return to Jerusalem to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and give a speech at the Israel Museum before wrapping up his two-day stop.
What's more , we now know that Trump asked the Director of National Intelligence and the director of the National Security Agency to publicly deny the existence of collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation - an attempt at interference in the intelligence community that calls directly to mind Nixon's attempt to use the CIA to scuttle an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe.
Indeed, the Air Force One flight itself was as symbolic as it was historic: It was the first known direct flight allowed between Saudi Arabia and Israel in modern history. On Wednesday, Trump will visit Pope Francis at the Vatican before meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella. The US is Israel's most important ally, but how many of us can accurately locate it out on a map? "I believe that a new level of partnership is possible and will happen", he said, the Times of Israel ...
The mood was a genuinely good mood, and at the end of the trip, as I was getting back on the plane, the security guards for the Saudis' side who had been helping us over the weekend all wanted to pose for a big photo op, and then they gave me two enormous bushels of dates as a present...