Author: 0 Philippine troops battle IS-linked gunmen in southern city

A meeting with Dmitry Medvedev will be cancelled on Wednesday but Duterte will remain in Russia, Foreign Minister Alan Peter Cayetano said in a televised news conference. Duterte made the declaration for the island of Mindanao, in the nation's south. He said many were hiding in buildings as snipers, making it hard for security forces to combat them.

Author: 0 Trump, Abbas say peace deal with Israel is possible

During his visit to Israel, Trump spent his time close to open microphones, giving the world a small glimpse into his private banter with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , according to a report by news agency AP. Making peace, however, will not be easy. "And we would like to reassert our willingness to continue to work with you as partners in fighting terrorism in our region and in the world".

Global Awkward! Donald Trump gaffe prompts Israeli Ambassador to face-palm during meeting
Author: 0 Awkward! Donald Trump gaffe prompts Israeli Ambassador to face-palm during meeting

Abbas said he was committed to working with Trump to reach a "historic peace deal". It was probably better that Kushner was slow to unveil any peace plan, because "if he acted it would be for the sake of Israel ", he said. "There is a moment to seize". They're losers, and we'll have more of them, but they're losers. The attack took place as President Donald Trump was making his way from Bethlehem in the West Bank to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem .

Author: 0 OPEC, non-OPEC hold informal talks to nail new oil cuts

OPEC and its allies were poised to continue their production cuts for another nine months after Iraq backed an extension, removing one of the last remaining obstacles to an agreement. "The other two are much less likely though, I would give the nod to a deeper cut versus abandoning all together", he added. A Trump administration plan to sell off half the USA emergency crude oil stockpile to help balance the budget faces opposition in Congress , with lawmakers from both parties anxious ...

Global Europeans snub trade text at China's Silk Road summit
Author: 0 Europeans snub trade text at China's Silk Road summit

The US and Japan have expressed doubts about the belt and road scheme, but they sent representatives to the summit. "We believe that the Belt and Road Initiative presents an open and inclusive platform for development where all countries can participate, contribute and benefit as equals", he said.

Global North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ends partnership deadlock over Turkey-Austria dispute
Author: 0 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ends partnership deadlock over Turkey-Austria dispute

Turkey , meanwhile, is expected to uphold its veto on Austrian participation, officials said. Turkey signed an association agreement with the then-European Community in 1963, and submitted a membership application in 1987. Earlier, various media outlets reported that Turkey was vetoing NATO's cooperation with Austria. But according to reports, the 28 permanent members have now altered the rules and cooperation " will be planned on an individual basis, rather than collectively ", an ...

Global Taiwan court rules in favour of same sex marriage
Author: 0 Taiwan court rules in favour of same sex marriage

Taiwan's pioneering gay rights campaigner, Chi Chia-wei, was one of the petitioners who brought the case to the constitutional court , culminating some 30 years of activism. This is obviously a gross legislative flaw", it said in a statement. At the heart of the case is a clause in Taiwan's Civil Code that an agreement to marry should be made between a man and a woman.

Author: 0 President Trump Touched an Orb and Illuminated the Internet

Donald Trump understands this. "Drive them out of your holy land, and drive them out of this earth". "I've never seen anything come together so quickly, and I really have to say that Ivanka's leadership has been tremendous". The family was separated by gender. During the president's recent visit, the USA and Saudi Arabia sealed deals of between $280 billion and $380 billion, including an arms deal, which is valued at $110 billion.

Author: 0 Donald Trump says Manchester Arena attack perpetrators are 'evil losers'

At a press conference Tuesday, police said they believe the attack was likely a suicide bombing carried out by one man using an IED (improvised explosive device). In a statement, a foreign ministry spokesman appeared to criticise western security cooperation with Gulf states including Saudi Arabia. "Terrorism is a global threat and it is incumbent on the enlightened countries to defeat it everywhere".

Author: 0 Philadelphia vigil to honor victims of Manchester bombing

The 34-year-old father of two also thanked the people of Manchester , England, the site of the bombing, for their strength, decency and community. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Monday night carnage, but a top American intelligence official said the claim could not be verified.

Author: 0 Melania slaps away Trump's hand: red-faced on Israeli red carpet

The moment is the latest in a series of interactions between President Trump and First Lady Melania that have been deemed to portray their relationship in a negative light. As they descend the stairs together, Trump instead places his hand near Melania's lower posterior (i.e. her butt) and proceeds. So they love you, too.

Author: 0 'Personally Committed' To Helping Israelis, Palestinians Achieve Peace Deal

During their joint press conference, Trump expressed hope that Israel and the Palestinians will reach a peace agreement soon. "And my meeting with my very good friend Benjamin". And he also spoke of Israeli settlements and occupation and Palestinian prisoners. An opportunity to seize. Trump concluded his visit to Israel with high praise for Netanyahu and a powerful pro-Israel speech that highlighted the close bonds between the Jewish state and the US.

Author: 0 Former FBI director Robert Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

The top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have invited former FBI Director James Comey to testify publicly. Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr indicated at one point that Flynn was resisting the committee's document subpoenas, but later clarified that he hadn't actually heard from Flynn's lawyer to that effect and he would welcome "their willingness to cooperate".

Author: 0 Donald Trump departs Israel declaring that peace deal is possible

Mr Abbas reiterated his call for a two-state solution to the conflict, including a Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital, insisting that "our problem is not with the Jewish religion, it's with the occupation and settlements, and with Israel not recognising the state of Palestine".

Author: 0 Backed Syrian forces expect Raqqa assault soon, await weapons

The Turkish government is specifically concerned that the weapons and military equipment provided to the YPG might be used in terrorist attacks inside Turkey because Ankara believes the "human resources" of the YPG, PKK , People's Defense Forces (HPG) as well as the Iranian-based Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) are quite interchangeable and mostly identical ( , 2016).

Global CAN Commends FG Over Chibok Girls' Release
Author: 0 CAN Commends FG Over Chibok Girls' Release

The security source, who was involved in the negotiations, also said talks took place over six weeks and involved an nearly daily "back and forth" between the two sides. Nigeria's presidency has released the names of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls newly freed from the Boko Haram extremists. "We are all delighted and we will be more delighted when they are finally reunited with their family and friends".

Author: 0 Saudi, UAE pledge $100 mln to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

Trump was expected to say: "Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear: barbarism will deliver you no glory - piety to evil will bring you no dignity". to India, Australia to Russian Federation - have been " victim of terrorism and have suffered repeated barbaric attacks". Commenting on Trump's speech, Fisk wrote, "So after inventing "fake news", America's crazed President on Sunday gave the world's Muslims a fake speech.

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Author: 0 Donald Trump asked intelligence bosses to speak out against FBI's Russian Federation probe

John Brennan says that when he was Central Intelligence Agency director he shared classified information with Russian Federation and other nations about threats related to terrorism. Trump's terse denial followed reports by Reuters and other media about the memo written by Comey alleging that Trump made the request to close down the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn in February.

Author: 0 Ivanka's visit to Western Wall, Jews' holy site in Jerusalem

Any leader would face an enormous challenge in seeking to bring the Israelis and Palestinians together for meaningful talks, and Trump's inexperience and domestic political struggles will only add to it. The Western Wall is the last remnant of the supporting wall of the second Jewish temple, built by King Herod and destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. It is situated below the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, considered to be Islam's third-holiest site after Mecca and Medina.

Author: 0 In House Briefing, Rod Rosenstein Is Mum on Comey Firing Memo

And on Tuesday, with that latest report fanning the flames on the growing fallout from Trump's decision to terminate Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced he was appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee the Department of Justice investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Author: 0 Australian man dies on Mt Everest

The season has been marked by strong winds and unusually cold temperatures, the weather calmed over the weekend, opening a narrow window for climbers to make a bid for the top. A mountain climber from Uttar Pradesh has gone missing after successfully summiting Mount Everest , Nepalese officials said on Sunday. He had summited the 8,848-metre-high Everest at 1.28pm on Saturday.

Author: 0 Donald Trump holds Vatican meeting with Pope Francis

They are stylistic and strategic opposites, one a bombastic tycoon-turned president, the other a modest though worldly wise pontiff. Though Vatican officials aren't saying much, a few thoughts have slipped out - including the suggestion that Francis may seek to sway Trump on issues such as climate change .

Author: 0 Supreme Court Rules Against North Carolina Redistricting

While, on the surface, this seems to help black voters, the districts' boundaries snaked and weaved through areas to include minorities who would ordinarily be in other districts, thereby reducing the power of the black vote in other areas.

Author: 0 British Columbians voted for a change in government: NDP Leader John Horgan

With three seats, the Green party holds the balance of power in the legislature - a remarkable position for Weaver after becoming the first Green elected four years ago. "Christy Clark as the sitting premier will have the first crack at forming a government". Voters have sent a clear message they want political parties to find a way to work together, said the Liberal leader after a roller-coaster evening of flip-flopping election results.

Global Pakistan Mirage jets fly over Siachen Glacier
Author: 0 Pakistan Mirage jets fly over Siachen Glacier

Meanwhile, the Indian Air Force has categorically rejected Pakistan's claims of flying fighter jets over Siachen Glacier on the Indian side. The Air Chief said that PAF was in complete synergy with its sister Armed Forces to carry out all operations to fight against terrorism.

Author: 0 Senate panel says to subpoena Michael Flynn businesses

During the 2016 campaign, Trump blasted aides to Hillary Clinton for taking the Fifth Amendment in relation to the investigation of her use of a private email server while secretary of state. On Monday, Cummings said Flynn provided inconsistent or misleading statements to US security clearance investigators in the first three months of 2016 during the renewal of his credentials.

Global The 11 candidates being considered for Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Author: 0 The 11 candidates being considered for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

May 16, 2017: A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Comey wrote a memo after the February 14 meeting with the president that said Trump had asked him to shut down the FBI investigation into Flynn. Among those interviewed was Adam Lee, special agent in charge of the FBI's Richmond, Virginia, office. "I want to get to the bottom if Russian Federation or anybody is trying to tamper or play with our election", Trump told Fox News' Jeanine Pirro.

Global Senate panel threatens Flynn with criminal contempt over subpoenas
Author: 0 Senate panel threatens Flynn with criminal contempt over subpoenas

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. "The actual source of the funds for General Flynn's trip was not a USA company, but the Russian media propaganda arm, RT", he added. Trump himself walked back into the Russia controversy during his visit to Israel, volunteering that he "never mentioned the word or the name Israel" during ...

Global IS claims responsibility for Manchester atrocity which claims 22 lives
Author: 0 IS claims responsibility for Manchester atrocity which claims 22 lives

USA security officials, citing British intelligence officials, said Abedi was born in Manchester to Libyan parents. Greater Manchester's Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said the suspect was 22-year-old Salman Abedi . from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words". Witnesses described the horror when the suicide bomber blew himself up and anguished parents appealed for information on their loved ones, as Mancunians opened their doors to shelter people lost in the ...

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

Trump, who once called a Middle East peace agreement " the ultimate deal ", has touted peace talks during his Israel trip but still offered few details on how he could achieve them, or whether he has resolved his own policy conflicts with the region.

Author: 0 Some of Trump's GOP allies slam budget plan

The budget proposes $137.2 billion for the Army, which is looking to keep active-duty troop levels at 476,000. If realized, the sale would raise $500 million in fiscal year 2018, beginning in October, and a total of $16.6 billion between 2018 and 2027, according to the budget proposal document.

Author: 0 The biggest broken promises of President Trump's proposed budget

The formal unveiling of the White House budget is a time-honored Washington ritual usually composed of a Rose Garden ceremony and a presidential tour around the country. "By slashing critical efforts to support education for students with disabilities, increase employment opportunities for workers with disabilities, provide affordable health care for people with disabilities and provide accessible housing, President Trump is leaving millions of Americans with disabilities to hang out to ...

Author: 0 Christian Scouts in Palestine banned from Trump Meeting

The Washington Post reported last week that Trump revealed what it said was highly classified information on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group during a recent meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Moscow's Washington ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Author: 0 Manila in damage control after Duterte's China war remark

Duterte, who met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing last week, said Friday the leaders had raised conflict as an option to resolving their competing claims to the waters. Asked about Duterte's comments, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Monday, "We are committed to resolving disputes with parties directly concerned, including the Philippines, through dialogue and negotiation".

Global $34K Raised For Homeless Man Who Rushed To Help Manchester Blast Victims
Author: 0 $34K Raised For Homeless Man Who Rushed To Help Manchester Blast Victims

The page was set up by Michael Johns, who said he felt compelled to help "one of our most vulnerable in society who showed great selflessness and courage". "The most shocking part of it is that it was a kids" concert'. People had holes in their back. "It's the screams I can't get over and the smell ...

Author: 0 Man arrested in connection to deadly Ariana Grande concert attack

Anxious parents who had brought their children to the show crowded the streets outside the building. Video from inside the arena showed concertgoers screaming as they made their way out amid a sea of pink balloons. Police raided houses in Manchester and arrested a 23-year-old man. May chaired a meeting of her security Cabinet and concluded that 22-year-old British citizen Salman Abedi , who reportedly carried out Monday night's attack, may have been part of a wider network that is poised ...

Author: 0 The UK Just Raised Its Terror Threat Level To "Critical"

May said the public "might also see military personnel deployed at certain events such as concerts and sports matches". "Critical" is the top level of Britain's terror threat system. President Donald Trump reacted to the bombing while on a trip in the Middle East, calling those behind it " evil losers ". More than 200 people were injured, although no one was killed.

Author: 0 Tensions in their past, Trump, Pope Francis to meet

These people were earlier Roman Catholic prelates and now they have been elevated to the rank of Cardinal. "Well, I think that those in power, they should talk". Those words echoed what Francis said in a trip to Egypt last month as the pope demanded the countrys imams teach their young to reject the use of violence in Gods name and backed an Egyptian government crackdown on Islamic militants who have increasingly targeted the countrys Christian community.

Author: 0 United Kingdom terror threat raised to highest level

Police identified 22-year-old Salman Abedi as the bomber who died at the scene of the attack. Georgina Callander, an 18-year-old college student, was one of the first victims confirmed dead from the attack. It is thought Grande has indefinitely suspended her world tour following the tragedy whilst some musicians have cancelled their own gigs as a mark of respect to the victims.

Global Chinese, S. Korean officials seek to mend rift with meetings
Author: 0 Chinese, S. Korean officials seek to mend rift with meetings

No one is saying the crisis can be fixed without multilateral involvement, particularly the United States and China , but it has to start with Korea . "We're now at a crossroads in our relations", Wang told Lee and urged the new Korean administration to "remove the obstacles" that stand in the way of better ties - a broad hint at the THAAD battery.

Global Manchester terror attack: Man behind bombing named
Author: 0 Manchester terror attack: Man behind bombing named

The local ambulance service said 59 people were taken to hospitals. U.S. President Donald Trump , visiting the West Bank city of Bethlehem, said the attack preyed upon children and described those responsible as "evil losers". The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group claimed responsibility through its social media channels for the attack, saying "one of the caliphate's soldiers placed bombs among the crowds".

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