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Global US director of national intelligence won't comment on conversation with Trump
Author: 0 US director of national intelligence won't comment on conversation with Trump

Unlike Flynn, two other former Trump campaign officials have turned over documents to the committee related to its investigation of Russian meddling in the USA election. Brennan said he confronted the head of Russia's FSB, the successor agency to the KGB, over meddling in the election during a phone call in August. Brennan told the House intelligence committee on Tuesday that he was the first US official to call out the Russians for their activities.

Author: 0 Trump Told Russians That He Fired 'Nut Job' Comey

Trump has come under fire for firing FBI Director James Comey , a decision which he has attributed in part to the way that the FBI handled the Russian Federation probe. He was insane, a real nut job. "As the president has stated before - a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity", said spokesman Sean Spicer .

Author: 0 China downplays Moody's, says ratings overestimate difficulties facing the country's economy

Moody's said Beijing's refusal to allow growth to moderate, due to fears it may stoke social unrest, meant the central government would be forced to bolster the economy in the coming years through continued fiscal stimulus. "The planned reform program is likely to slow, but not prevent, the rise in leverage", it said. The Chinese government argued its debt risk index would be little changed in 2020, because increased regulation of local government debt meant the scale of debt growth ...

Global Trump meets Abbas in Bethlehem, says he's 'committed' to a peace deal
Author: 0 Trump meets Abbas in Bethlehem, says he's 'committed' to a peace deal

Donald J. Trump, his wife Melania , his daughter Ivanka, and her husband Jared - here at the Western Wall Plaza". Trump has pledged to work with Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate a peace agreement. Earlier Monday, when the cabinet received Trump at Ben-Gurion Airport , Bennett asked Trump face-to-face to be the first president to recognize Jerusalem , and Trump responded, "there's an idea".

Author: 0 What is known about suspected Manchester attacker Salman Abedi

Manchester police chief Ian Hopkins identified the bombing suspect as 22-year-old Salman Abedi but gave no other details. "There is always that fear. Police cars were also seen surrounding Joan's nearby home, less than 24 hours after 22 people lost their lives and another 119 were injured when a improvised device went off inside Manchester Arena just moments after Ariana performed her final song.

Global Military presence stepped up as Britain faces raised threat
Author: 0 Military presence stepped up as Britain faces raised threat

Gerard Collomb said on BFM television Wednesday that British and French intelligence have information that British-born attacker Salman Abedi had been to Syria. He was a student at the University of Salford in Manchester . In January this year the United States used bombers and drones to attack IS training camps in Libya , killing militants the Pentagon said had been involved in plotting terror attacks in Europe.

Global President Trump Lands In Rome, Gets Rejected By Melania Again
Author: 0 President Trump Lands In Rome, Gets Rejected By Melania Again

According to media reports, the awkward moment was captured as the USA president and Melania walked down the red carpet at Ben Gurion airport with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara. The state of the Trump's union has been the subject of scrutiny in recent weeks after the first lady's verified personal Twitter account liked a tweet about her dramatic change in facial expressions at the inauguration when she smiled, then scowled, after the president glanced in her ...

Global Wilbur Ross heartened by lack of protestors in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Wilbur Ross heartened by lack of protestors in Saudi Arabia

But obstacles have emerged that may complicate the relationship between the White House and the Knesset. "Our vision is one of peace, security, and prosperity - in this region, and in the world", Trump announced to the audience. From Rivlin's residence, Trump toured Christian and Jewish holy sites in the contested Old City, then was to meet Netanyahu at the King David Hotel.

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

The last one reflects Francis' intense denunciation of the damage caused by humans through climate change - a topic on which Trump has a very different view. Last year's criticism of then-candidate Trump came from Francis in February, after Trump unveiled a key goal of his presidential campaign: walling off the USA border with Mexico.

Author: 0 Camera captures Melania swatting away Donald Trump's hand at Israel arrival

It's hard to have any empathy for Melania , who recently delivered a women's empowerment speech to Saudi women in which she encouraged them to manage their "work life" balance. In the clip, Melania Trump shoots a bright smile at her husband as he appears to mouth words at her. Joy Behar thought it was deeper, insisting, "She can't stand him".

Author: 0 Having previously clashed, Trump and Pope Francis meet

The statements released afterward were deliberately vague and contained only hints of areas of disagreement. Mr Trump said it was "disgraceful" of the Argentine-born pope, who represents just over half of the world's two billion Christians, to question his faith.

Global UK Terror threat level critical: Here's what it means following Manchester attack
Author: 0 UK Terror threat level critical: Here's what it means following Manchester attack

Abedi was born in 1994, in Manchester , the son of Libyan parents who had fled the Gaddafi regime and, like many refugees fleeing to the United Kingdom, ended up being placed in the city. At the time of the bombing, he was registered at an address in Elsmore Road, where neighbours said he had lived for the past year. Alan Kinsey, who lived opposite, described the man living at the house as keeping odd hours and who once stuck his middle finger up at him when he complained about a badly ...

Global Police Confirm 19 People Dead After Explosion At Manchester Arena
Author: 0 Police Confirm 19 People Dead After Explosion At Manchester Arena

Manchester police would not say if the bomber blew himself up inside or outside the arena, so it is not clear if rigorous bag screening or additional pre-event security would have helped prevent the deaths and injuries. "All acts of terrorism are cowardly attacks on innocent people, but this attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice, deliberately targeting innocent, defenseless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their ...

Author: 0 Donald Trump seeks to slash $5 trillion of spending in austere budget

Medicaid , regardless of political rhetoric, is a popular and effective health care program for low-income individuals and families and provides quality care to more than 30 million children. The plan is outlined in White House summary documents . Mulvaney, in defending the budget, made a frank admission: "This is, I think, the first time in a long time an administration has written a budget through the eyes of people who actually are paying the taxes ".

Global North Korea: Pyongyang 'ready to mass-produce missiles'
Author: 0 North Korea: Pyongyang 'ready to mass-produce missiles'

Trump, traveling in Saudi Arabia and Israel, had no immediate public comment. A spokesman for Pyongyang's foreign ministry blamed what it called "the United States and its followers" for the declaration, the official Korean Central News Agency reported , saying they were "obsessed by inveterate repugnancy and hostility".

Author: 0 Ethiopia's Dr Tedros Adhanom elected as new World Health Organization director

Ghebreyesus served as Ethiopia's minister of foreign affairs from 2012-16 and as minister of health from 2005-12. Tedros takes over former director-general Dr. WHO sets global health policy and advocates for improved living conditions, especially for the world's poor. Dr Tedros, as he is known, beat the British candidate, Dr David Nabarro , after three tense rounds of voting on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Trump Told Duterte US Has Two Nuclear Subs Near Korean Peninsula

The President said he had an hour-long meeting with Putin . The priest, Father Chito, and the others had no role in the conflict, Mr Villegas said. Jaime Mayormita's wife Wendelyn is among more than a dozen people taken from a cathedral compound in Marawi city. Police say about one-third of the victims were shot by officers in self-defence during legitimate operations.

Global Security Council May Meet at Request of Tokyo, Washington
Author: 0 Security Council May Meet at Request of Tokyo, Washington

The missile appeared to have a significantly longer range than others North Korea has tested recently, analysts said , suggesting Kim's regime had tested a new kind of rocket, perhaps a precursor to an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the mainland United States.

Global Homeless hero helps concert attack victims
Author: 0 Homeless hero helps concert attack victims

People have been touched by Mr Parker's actions - hailing him a "hero" - and a fundraising page has been set up in his honour. "I really hope we manage to make contact with Chris so he can really grasp the level of gratitude we feel towards him as a nation".

Author: 0 Rival company approaches Louisville's Brown-Forman with takeover interest

The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, October 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was downgraded by Suntrust Robinson on Thursday, December 22 to "Hold". During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.94 EPS. About 33,026 shares traded. The number of shares now held by investors is 214.85 Million.

Global President Trump denies telling Comey to back off Flynn probe
Author: 0 President Trump denies telling Comey to back off Flynn probe

Former FBI director James Comey was reportedly unsettled by repeated interactions with President Donald Trump during Comey's time at the bureau. Bob Casey, D-Pa. That prompted then Acting Attorney General Sally Yates to warn the White House's top lawyer he might be susceptible to blackmail. Among Trump's senior White House advisers are several former campaign officials, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Kellyanne Conway.

Author: 0 Britain Raises Terror Alert Level as Investigation Makes 'Progress'

The Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament in London , was also closed Wednesday to all those without passes, and tours and events there were cancelled until further notice. President Donald Trump shared highly classified information, reportedly obtained from Israeli intelligence services, with Russian officials earlier this month.

Global Armed police deployed across Scotland
Author: 0 Armed police deployed across Scotland

Prime Minister Theresa May announced the threat level increase from "severe" to "critical" in the wake of Monday's bombing of U.S. star Ariana Grande's concert which killed 22 people. 'The impact of last night's events will be felt for some time and our condolences go to the families and friends of those who have died as well as those who have been injured as a result of the attack.

Author: 0 Philippines' Duterte may place entire country under martial law

So far, two soldiers and one police officer were killed and 12 wounded in clashes in Marawi City, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said, according to Philippines-based ABS-CBN news . "Since they are advocating ISIS ideology they have to show ISIS that they are a force to be reckoned with", he said, using an acronym for Islamic State.

Global U.S. President Trump arrives in Israel on flight from Riyadh
Author: 0 U.S. President Trump arrives in Israel on flight from Riyadh

The Trump administration rejected a request from the Palestinians to push for an Israeli settlement freeze, but promised to sort out the issue during peace negotiations, according to the official, who was not authorized to publicly discuss the private meeting and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Global Committed to do everything to achieve Israel-Palestine peace deal: Donald Trump
Author: 0 Committed to do everything to achieve Israel-Palestine peace deal: Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and first lady Melania Trump wave as they board Air Force One for Israel, the next stop in Trump's global tour, at King Khalid worldwide Airport, Monday, May 22, 2017 , in Riyadh. Follow him on Facebook. But after Mr Trump became the President, the First lady, instead of moving to the White House , has remained in NY, adding to speculation about their relationship.

Global Solemn duty to remember Holocaust victims, says Donald Trump on memorial visit
Author: 0 Solemn duty to remember Holocaust victims, says Donald Trump on memorial visit

Trump said, echoing the theme he presented during his meetings with Arab leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. But with determination, compromise, and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal'. " Benjamin Netanyahu wants peace". Trump's trip could harm his own chance to have an impact on the conflict if his controversial new ambassador to Israel, David Friedman - who arrived just one week ago - prevails upon his boss to make good on the campaign promise to ...

Global Trump insists he 'never mentioned' Israel to Russians as source of intelligence
Author: 0 Trump insists he 'never mentioned' Israel to Russians as source of intelligence

He said that if Christians, Muslims and Jews join forces, "peace in this world is possible, including peace between Israel and the Palestinians". "But we need two willing parties", he said at the time. The official briefed on Sunday's meeting said the package includes building permits for Palestinians in Area C that has largely been off limits to Palestinian development until now.

Author: 0 Soldiers deployed across UK in wake of Manchester Arena attack

Speaking on BFM television tonight, Gerard Collomb did not provide details and said it is unclear whether Abedi was part of a larger network of attackers. 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.

Global Venezuela sets date for delayed regional elections
Author: 0 Venezuela sets date for delayed regional elections

Electoral council president Tibisay Lucena also says officials are looking to hold an election for members of a special assembly to rewrite the constitution in July. Tuesday's announcement regarding the delayed regional elections is however unlikely to satisfy the opposition. Looting has broken out in various cities.

Author: 0 Trump's Mid East envoy to return to Israel for follow-up visit

He says his meetings earlier in the day with Mahmoud Abbas led him to believe that "the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace."But President Trump also noted that Hamas and Hezbollah rockets are being launched into Israeli communities and schools".

Author: 0 Trump pays historic visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall

The White House said Mr. Trump will celebrate the Catholic religion, as well as the contributions of Catholics to the US, and the president said in his weekly address that he was looking forward to talking with the Pope about "how Christian teachings can help put the world on a path to justice, freedom, and peace".

Author: 0 Manchester attack: Family of Martyn Hett 'heartbroken'

However, Martyn's close friend Russell Hayward confirmed he had been killed in the blast, in a tweet posted on Wednesday morning. Martyn's death was confirmed on Twitter by his good friend, Russel Hayward, who tweeted: "We got the news last night that our wonderful, iconic and lovely Martyn didn't survive".

Author: 0 Ariana Grande Back Home in South Florida After Manchester Arena Bombing Attack

Collomb, who spoke with May after the attack, said the two countries should continue cooperating closely on counterterrorism efforts despite Britain's pending exit from the 28-nation European Union. Families were separated, with dozens of young people taken to nearby hotels overnight, and some parents were still desperately searching for their children on Tuesday.

Global Chelsea`s Antonio Conte was named Manager of the Year at a
Author: 0 Chelsea`s Antonio Conte was named Manager of the Year at a

Further c oncerns were raised after a bookmaker paid out thousands of pounds to three punters who bet on the specific time of the substitution , which corresponded to Terry's shirt number. Sunderland limited Chelsea's chances as the home fans praised Conte with regular stadium-wide chants of "Antonio". The Premier League are not investigating the incident.

Global China ready to normalise ties with South Korea: Xi Jinping
Author: 0 China ready to normalise ties with South Korea: Xi Jinping

A meeting between Moon and Xi could happen as early as July at a Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, according to Seoul's envoy to China, Lee Hae-chan. China is North Korea's biggest economic partner and source of diplomatic support and has come under heavy pressure to use its influence to rein in the North's missile and nuclear activities.

Author: 0 The Six Day War at 50: Jerusalem then and now

In a statement issued as President Donald Trump began his official visit to Israel, Eli Cohen said that "one of our main goals is to increase Israeli exports to the United States to more than $100 billion by 2020". We didn't get an answer to that question. President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed the perpetrators behind Monday night's suicide bomb attack in Manchester, England, that claimed 22 lives and injured almost 60 other people.

Author: 0 3 more arrested in Manchester; attacker's Libya ties probed

Suicide bomber Abedi was born in Britain to a Libyan family , grew up in Manchester's southern suburbs and once attended Salford University there. Lieberman says Israel and Britain enjoy close intelligence cooperation and Israel offered its assistance following the attack.

Global Brazil president seeks suspension of corruption investigation
Author: 0 Brazil president seeks suspension of corruption investigation

The hush money allegations have plunged Brazil back into political turmoil less than a year after Temer played a key role in the impeachment of his predecessor, former President Dilma Rousseff . Batista's plea bargain implicated so many across the political spectrum that Brazilian police carried out more than 30 search warrants on Thursday morning.

Author: 0 "Further attack may be imminent" in United Kingdom following Manchester bombing

A suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert killed 22 people and wounded 59 Monday night. "In all circumstances, members of the armed forces who are deployed in this way will be under the command of police officers". Abedi was a British citizen of Libyan descent, said a European security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak about ongoing investigations.

Global Abbas tells Trump he's 'ready to begin negotiating immediately' with Israel
Author: 0 Abbas tells Trump he's 'ready to begin negotiating immediately' with Israel

President George W Bush sponsored a peace conference in Annapolis in 2007, which for a while was hailed, in vain, as a major step towards the establishment of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. Earlier, as Air Force One headed to Israel, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters on board Mr Trump was prepared to invest his personal efforts into Middle East peace if Israeli and Palestinian leaders were ready to be serious about engaging in the process.

Author: 0 UK PM to deploy armed forces after attack

Armed police patrol near Manchester Arena following a deadly terror attack in Manchester , north-west England on 23 May 2017. Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May said during the investigation into Monday's Manchester terror attack the government has concluded another attack "may be imminent".

Author: 0 China urges North Korea talks, skirts questions on US sanctions push

When asked on Tuesday if Beijing was talking to Washington about possible new sanctions, China's UN Ambassador Liu Jieyi said: "It's up to the council to decide what we should do in the current situation". The 15-member council, based in NY, said it will continue to "closely monitor the situation and take further significant measures including sanctions", as it has previously expressed, until the North ceases all nuclear and missile tests.

Global Ariana Grande Returns Home to Florida After Manchester Concert Attack
Author: 0 Ariana Grande Returns Home to Florida After Manchester Concert Attack

British police patrol through Trafalgar Square in central London on May 23, 2017 a day after a deadly terror attack at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. Twitter users circulated the MissinginManchester hashtag to help people looking for family and friends. "What should have been a superb evening is now just disgusting".

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