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Author: 0 Melania and Ivanka Trump just caused some controversy in Saudi Arabia

The regime that is responsible for so much instability in that region. The President further pledged to work alongside the West Asian nations to combat extremist ideology in the region as all the countries from the U.S. While neither country is in a position to dictate to Trump where to fly, his arrival nonetheless reflects the warming relationship between them. Yuval Steinitz, a senior cabinet member and close confidant to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, called Saudi Arabia a ...

Author: 0 WH Invokes Leaks After Brennan Confirms Trump Camp-Russia Contacts

Trump's campaign amounted to " collusion " with Russian officials, but said that a common Russian intelligence technique involved cultivating Americans as either witting or unwitting intelligence assets. He said the head of the FSB denied that Russian Federation was meddling, but said he would raise the issue with President Vladimir Putin . Brennan had become so concerned about the possibility of a Russian intervention previous year that he had high level meetings with top officials to ...

Global Ariana Grande suspends tour after Manchester terror attack
Author: 0 Ariana Grande suspends tour after Manchester terror attack

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack but offered no evidence to support their claim. "This means that their assessment is not only that an attack remains highly likely but that a further attack may be imminent", May said in a statement after a meeting of Cobra, the government's crisis response committee on Tuesday (23 May) evening.

Author: 0 Former CIA chief Brennan had concerns about Russian contacts with Trump campaign

America's former Central Intelligence Agency director was "worried" during the presidential election that Donald Trump's campaign was colluding with Russian officials to influence the outcome, he said on Tuesday. "By the time I left office on January 20, I had unresolved questions in my mind as to whether or not the Russians had been successful in getting USA persons involved in the campaign or not to work on their behalf", he said.

Author: 0 Trump asked top two intelligence officials to deny Russian Federation collusion

Former FBI Director James Comey had lower job approval ratings than that of President Donald Trump in the latest Harvard-Harris Poll, the Hill reported Monday. "The comments attributed to President Trump cross a risky line". Both the Senate and the House intelligence committees are investigating Flynn and other Trump campaign associates as part of probes into Russia's election meddling.

Global Trump asked two intelligence chiefs to deny Russia collusion
Author: 0 Trump asked two intelligence chiefs to deny Russia collusion

A senior intelligence official said that Trump's goal was to "muddy the waters" about the scope of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe at a time when Democrats were ramping up their calls for the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel , a step announced last week .

Author: 0 Trump, Abbas call for new start to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

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. Solving the Mideast peace riddle is the task of Trump's son-in-law and jack-of-all-trades troubleshooter, Jared Kushner. It's not easy, but we agree with him - peace is possible.

Global China's Geely to Buy Controlling Stake in Proton
Author: 0 China's Geely to Buy Controlling Stake in Proton

The deal, which is subject to regulatory and shareholder approval, will also see Geely acquire a majority stake (51%) of Lotus from Proton. Proton's parent company DRB-Hicom's perseverance to look for a FSP to revive the national vehicle maker to ensure its future growth is well-placed.

Author: 0 Salman Abedi, police names the suspect in Manchester Arena Terror Attack 2017

Abedi is believed to have boarded a train from London to Manchester to carry out the attack. Police raided an address in the southern Manchester neighborhood on Tuesday and detonated a controlled explosive. However, both May and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn suspended election campaign after the Manchester attack. US President Donald Trump spoke with May by telephone and agreed the attack was "particularly wanton and depraved", the White House said.

Author: 0 South Korea fires warning shots at North after 'drone' crosses border

The spokesman at the foreign ministry said that the USA finds faults with Pyongyang's "normal" process to bolster its military capabilities for self-defense. The fresh North Korean test was again carried out in violation of UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described the latest launch, the 10th this year, as "disappointing" and "disturbing", but rejected a suggestion that the US strategy to tackle North Korea was not working.

Author: 0 Trump wants Mideast peace 'compromise' but admits won't be easy

Earlier, on his fourth and final day in the Middle East, his motorcade crossed through the barrier surrounding biblical Bethlehem for a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas , where he pressed for progress on the dormant peace process.

Author: 0 What is known about suspected Manchester attacker Abedi

Armed forces would also boost security at key locations and could also be deployed at public events such as concerts or sports competitions. She said: "It is now concluded on the basis of today's investigations that the threat level should be increased for the time being from severe to critical".

Author: 0 Saudi summit was 'show with no value'

Presidential elections in Iran were held on May 19, 2017. But that alone isn't enough to President Donald Trump , whose praise for Saudi Arabia and its politics of oppression shows the president only knows the language of war. Our missiles are for peace and for defence. During his visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday, Trump called on the regional countries to isolate Iran which, he said, had "fuelled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror".

Author: 0 Philippines' Duterte leaves for 4-day visit to Russia

Or, as Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano put it Tuesday: They are groups that "have been auditioning for recognition in ISIS". "I will tell them that your government continues to work very hard to give you, the country and future you all deserve", he said. He said he "does not agree with what China is doing" and prodded its officials "do something about illegal drugs brought here from Chinese sources".

Author: 0 Can North Korea Attack the US Mainland?

The UNSC on Monday strongly condemned the North's missile test and warned of additional sanctions against the North. Analysts say the missile launched last week traveled in an unusually high trajectory, indicating that it might be a new two-stage liquid fueled rocket capable of flying up to 4,500 kilometers.

Global Hoyer says Trump budget has no chance of passage
Author: 0 Hoyer says Trump budget has no chance of passage

There also appears to be a dubious calculation regarding how the tax cuts are counted: The plan seems to use the lower taxes championed by Trump to promise stronger growth while also assuming that the tax cuts will boost revenue to shrink the budget gap.

Author: 0 Pro-EU Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote

Cable is trying to win back his London seat, after losing in the party's nosedive in the 2015 election after five years as a minor coalition partner alongside the centre-right Conservatives. Responding to the manifesto launch, SNP candidate John Nicolson said Scotland "has not forgotten the Lib Dem record of betrayal propping up the Tories in government".

Global Senate panel: Michael Flynn risks contempt of Congress
Author: 0 Senate panel: Michael Flynn risks contempt of Congress

When asked by CNN whether his panel would hold Flynn in contempt , Ranking Democrat , Sen. "A business does not have the right to take the fifth", Warner told reporters. "The end of that option is a contempt charge", Burr said. "We have to make sure we don't see it coming forward again in the future". He urged Chaffetz to subpoena the White House for failing to honor their bipartisan request, first made in late March, for all documents relating to Flynn's security clearance ...

Author: 0 Britain grieves terror victims, hunts suspects

Police have been warning that another attack was highly likely after a man plowed his vehicle into a crowd on London's Westminister Bridge in March and stabbed a policeman, in an attack that left six dead. moments during which, for a brief second, time stood still. "It just doesn't feel real", Sean Anderson, an 18-year-old student who was at the concert, tells Newsweek .

Author: 0 Trump pledges to help end Palestinian-Israeli conflict

Abbas said Palestinians "are committed to working with [Trump] to reach a historic peace deal between us and Israel", adding that the "main problem is with the occupation and settlements ". "I never mentioned the word or the name Israel", he said in response to a question. In a brief speech at the Israel Museum, President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he feels confident, after two days of meetings, that the lsraelis and the Palestinians are eager for a peace deal.

Global Trump Calls People Who Executed Manchester Attack
Author: 0 Trump Calls People Who Executed Manchester Attack "Evil Losers"

The British leader said police believe they know the identity of the attacker, but will not reveal the name at this point. He called them " evil losers ". "This wicked ideology must be obliterated, and I mean completely obliterated and innocent life must be protected". On Tuesday, he added: "All civilized nations must join together to protect human life and the sacred right of our citizens to live in safety and in peace".

Author: 0 British police name Manchester attacker as Salman Abedi

We would like to take this time to thank each of our fellow security officers who help keep our venue as safe as they possibly can. Greater Manchester Police Deputy Chief Constable Ian Pilling said the raised level will support the "significant" resources the force has in place.

Global Black Congressman Threatened with Lynching for Seeking Trump's Impeachment
Author: 0 Black Congressman Threatened with Lynching for Seeking Trump's Impeachment

The lawmaker said while it was not an easy decision to share the threats he received, it was a "necessary one". He said he chose to share the voicemails because "you can not allow hate to be hidden". "You're not going to impeach anybody, you f*****g n****r", said one caller. "You'll be hanging from a tree", the caller continued. I didn't see anybody calling for the impeachment of your n-- Obama.

Author: 0 Children among 22 dead as terrorist targets Manchester concert

British authorities identified Salman Abedi, 22, as the suicide bomber in the attack at the Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people and injured dozens more. She said the request was part of an established plan known as Operation Temperer, which is now in force. British Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the threat level to the highest possible rating, meaning another atrocity is expected imminently.

Global Netanyahu Welcomes Trump, Delivers Indirect Insult to Obama
Author: 0 Netanyahu Welcomes Trump, Delivers Indirect Insult to Obama

The Palestinian ambassador to Washington said in an exclusive interview with i24NEWS on Tuesday that the inclusion of the West Bank on US President Donald Trump's first foreign tour signals his seriousness with regards to reinvigorating the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Author: 0 Manchester attack: Northern Ireland stars join sporting tributes to victims

There are two major sports events in London on Saturday, with Wembley Stadium hosting soccer's FA Cup final, which Prince William is due to attend, and Twickenham hosting rugby's Premiership final. Countries across the world will tighten security ahead of major cultural and sports events after a suicide bombing in Britain that killed at least 22 people , but experts say reinforced measures will do little to prevent determined individuals.

Global Donald Trump US President arrives for talks with Palestinian leader in Bethlehem
Author: 0 Donald Trump US President arrives for talks with Palestinian leader in Bethlehem

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called out the "evil losers" who he said were behind a massive explosion that brought "death to innocent young people" who were attending a pop concert in Manchester, England Monday night. But Sher qualified that he would only regard a new US peace effort as serious if it went beyond a mere one-time meeting. Speaking by phone from Ramallah, the Palestinians' de facto administration capital, Ashrawi said of Trump: "He's still on a learning curve, and ...

Global ISIS Claims Deadly UK Blast, Police ID Bomber
Author: 0 ISIS Claims Deadly UK Blast, Police ID Bomber

In a statement released on social media in both English and Arabic, the militant group said a "soldier of the (Caliphate)" had "managed to place explosive devices in the midst of the gatherings of the Crusaders in ..." The bomber has been identified as UK-born Salman Abedi, 22.

Global Morgan Stanley to 'Significantly Reduce' Veteran Adviser Recruiting
Author: 0 Morgan Stanley to 'Significantly Reduce' Veteran Adviser Recruiting

Pinebridge Invs LP has 0.98% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) for 783,332 shares. Barclays Capital has "Equal Weight" rating and $35 target. Morgan Stanley will honor any approved recruitment offers made and in the "pipeline" by June 16 for brokers who are set to join the firm on or before September 1, according to the memo.

Global Federal Bureau of Investigation director replacement process to 'go quickly,' Trump pledges
Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation director replacement process to 'go quickly,' Trump pledges

Trump had also asked for a preview of senate testimony that Comey was to give on the Clinton email and Russian Federation investigations , and Comey refused that, too. On Monday, the American people received the stunning disclosure that on January 26, acting attorney general Sally Yates warned White House Counsel Donald McGahn that national security adviser Michael Flynn had been seriously compromised by his communications with the Russian ambassador and subsequent lies about those ...

Global United States to arm Syrian Kurds fighting ISIS
Author: 0 United States to arm Syrian Kurds fighting ISIS

In only a few months under President Donald Trump , the USA has nearly doubled the number of troops in northern Syria, taking a highly visible role that also risks a backlash from militants such as the Islamic State group and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, and even pro-Turkey Syrian fighters angered by the US move to arm the Kurds.

Author: 0 President Trump: No Iranian Nukes on My Watch

During their White House talks, Trump praised Abbas, and said he looked forward to working with him to pursue peace between Israel and the Palestinians. However, he noted that if the suicide bomber were Palestinian and the young victims Israelis, the reaction of Palestinian leaders would have been different.

Global Trump asked top intel officials to push back publicly on Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Trump asked top intel officials to push back publicly on Russian Federation probe

Trump , on his first major trip overseas as President, has sought to shake off the damaging political blowback from the drama, exacerbated by the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller last week. Trump said May 18 that the "entire" FBI investigation is a "witch hunt". Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, and railed against the investigations into his campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation.

Global Chaffetz, Comey to speak Monday
Author: 0 Chaffetz, Comey to speak Monday

Chaffetz's letter announcing his resignation did not mention the investigation, focusing exclusively on his decision about wanting to spend more time with family. As a college football kicker at Mormon-owned Brigham Young University in Utah, Chaffetz stumped for Dukakis during his 1988 presidential campaign. He strolled to four easy re-elections in his heavily Republican district that stretches from towns in the Wasatch Mountains to the Salt Lake suburbs and Provo, the home of BYU.

Author: 0 UK bomber trained abroad, had Al Qaeda links

Monday night's attack at a concert by U.S. pop star Ariana Grande left 22 people dead, including an eight-year-old girl, and dozens injured. 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.

Author: 0 Mr. Trump, stand with Israel: The Western Wall is Jewish

But Friedman told the Israelis that Trump isn't expected to announce a decision about the move during the trip. The Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, is located in east Jerusalem , which was occupied by Israel in 1967 and later annexed in a move never recognised by the global community.

Author: 0 Dems warn of any pre-emptive attack on North Korea

A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the second such test-fire flop in recent weeks but a clear message of defiance as a US supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters.

Global Sweden drops Assange prosecution but British police say he still faces arrest
Author: 0 Sweden drops Assange prosecution but British police say he still faces arrest

In 2012, Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy. The Swedish prosecutor's office said in a statement it had made a decision to end its investigation. The statement, however, noted that Assange was "wanted for a much less serious offence" than before and said the force would "provide a level of resourcing which is proportionate to that offence".

Author: 0 Trump urges Israelis and Palestinians: Make peace

This was made harder because Israelis, true to the stereotype - two Israelis, three opinions - didn't agree. " Not with Donald J. Trump ", he said to a standing ovation. Speaking at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem to an A-list of Israeli public officials, including Knesset members, mayors, and the chief rabbis, Trump repeated his call to "obliterate" the ideology of terrorism, and spoke about the political, historical, and defense ties between the U.S.

Author: 0 Trump Made 'Horrendous Error' in Israel — WashPost

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 who funded the terrorists?" Of course, the swat now is being dissected for all it might say about the state of their 12-year marriage or the state of Melania's mind when it comes to her husband.

Global Korean officials seek to mend rift with meetings
Author: 0 Korean officials seek to mend rift with meetings

Moon , for his part, in the run up to him winning the presidential election in South Korea said he would look to renegotiate and revise the 2015 agreement inked between both countries. South Korean businesses have faced boycotts, especially the retail group Lotte which provided the land on which the missile shield is being constructed.

Author: 0 Senate Intel Continues To Pursue Flynn Documents In Russia Probe

Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner , the top Republican and Democrat on the intelligence panel, said in a statement they were disappointed by Flynn's decision, but would "vigorously pursue" his testimony and documents related to the investigation.

Global White House Prepares for Trump Impeachment Attempts
Author: 0 White House Prepares for Trump Impeachment Attempts

However, officials still believe the possibility of remvoal is a long shot. One outside attorney close to the office of White House counsel Don McGahn cast doubt on impeachment preparations, saying it wouldn't be something McGahn would authorize.

Global Coats, NSA chief refused Trump's request to push back on Federal Bureau of Investigation probe
Author: 0 Coats, NSA chief refused Trump's request to push back on Federal Bureau of Investigation probe

The alternative is to leave the matter up to the next Federal Bureau of Investigation director, someone President Trump will choose. Looking back as part of their effort to uncover the details of the 2016 Russian Federation operation, US investigators now realize the GRU officer's boast was the first indication they had from their sources that Russian Federation wasn't just hacking USA email accounts to collect intelligence, but was actually planning to interfere in the vote, several senior ...

Author: 0 ISIS Claims Responsibility For Ariana Grande Concert Attack

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing . May stressed that the attack was particularly cruel for targeting young people and that children are among the 22 casualties. "While taping our show earlier tonight we heard the horrific news coming out of Manchester , in England, that there has been an incident at Ariana Grande's concert ", the British star said on the " Late Late Show" Monday night.

Author: 0 In Jerusalem, Trump solemnly remembers Holocaust victims

To get to Bethlehem from Jerusalem , Trump's motorcade passed through streets lined with heavily armed security forces and an opening in Israel's towering separation barrier, a visual reminder of the complexities of the conflict in the region.

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