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Global Media Spin Trump-Pope Meeting
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Trump and the pope talked extensively about extreme terrorist threats and extremism, and the radicalization of young people . Trump termed Francis' comments "disgraceful". Trump made interreligious dialogue and the defense of religious minorities in the Middle East the explicit them of this trip, and the Vatican has good reasons to help Trump raise awareness of those issues.

Global Ex-Trump adviser asked to testify on Russia
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James Comey , the sacked FBI director, is expected to testify at on open hearing of the Senate committee the week after, around the time President Trump returns from his nine-day foreign tour, at which he is likely to speak about attempts by the president to influence FBI's investigation of Russian meddling.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande Suspends World Tour Dates After Bombing at Manchester Concert

Abdalla Yousef, a spokesman for the mosque, said Abedi's father and the rest of the family apart from the two sons had returned to Libya in 2011 after the killing of Gadaffi. Concert promoter Live Nation said ticket holders will get refunds. "And I realized there is something wrong here". Grande's fans were eager for news Wednesday as to whether the concerts in London would proceed as planned.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande offers to pay for funerals of Manchester bombing victims

They provided no details on the individuals arrested. British soldiers have now been deployed to guard key landmarks including Buckingham Palace and Parliament so that police can focus on potential threats toward civilian targets. Coverage of the attack and its aftermath has pushed out political news from the British media. At Manchester's Didsbury Mosque, where the Abedi family worshipped, the bombing was condemned and reports that the suspected bomber had worked there were denied.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande suspends world tour, cancels some Euro stops

Singer Ariana Grande has returned to the U.S. but is said to be keeping an eye on the events unfolding in Manchester (file pic). Ariana Grande is reportedly preparing to cover the costs of funerals for those killed in the horrifying bomb blast following her concert in Manchester, England.

Author: 0 United Kingdom steps up military patrols; probes attacker's Libya ties

Also on Wednesday, France's interior minister said that Abedi was believed to have traveled to Syria and had "proven" links to ISIS . Shortly after Ariana finished her set at the Manchester Arena , a bomb went off - later confirmed to be a suicide bomber - went off outside the venue; local police later confirmed that it claimed the lives of 22 people and injured more than 100 others.

Author: 0 Chelsea Manning released after seven years from military prison

The tweet read , " First steps of freedom! ". No press conference is planned and media massing at the military installation may be hard-pressed to even catch a glimpse of Manning. Over the years, Manning, who has a Twitter account run by her supporters, has been vocal about her own imprisonment, gender transition, and current events.

Global 82 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls swapped for prisoners
Author: 0 82 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls swapped for prisoners

Speaking with state house correspondents, Alhassan said: " Any parents that identified their children will be brought next week to see them ". Nigerians and the world at large breathed a sigh of relief last Saturday when the Nigerian government announced it had secured the release of 82 more Chibok girls.

Author: 0 Terrorism won't stop Nicki Minaj from touring in Manchester

Police have yet to say definitively if it was the work of an accomplice, but, this afternoon, the first confirmation that Abedi didn't act alone. "And as I've said, it continues at a pace". The Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament, was also closed to all those without passes, and tours and events there canceled until further notice.

Author: 0 President Trump talks terrorism with Pope Francis, climate change with the Vatican

Francis then gave the president a small sculptured olive tree and told him through the interpreter that it symbolized peace. The US is one of the largest emitters of carbon in the world, however Mr Trump hs repeatedly called climate change a "hoax" perpetrated by the Chinese in the past - a stance which appears to have softened a bit after his face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Author: 0 Manchester Bomber's Father Says Son Made Regular Visits to Libya

Officials are examining Abedi's trips to Libya and possibly Syria as they piece together his allegiances and try to foil any new potential threats. Children were among the dead, and the first of the identified victims included an 8-year-old girl, Saffie Roussos .

Author: 0 Budget office set to release report on House GOP health bill

The CBO estimates the bill would make coverage on the individual market unaffordable for up to 23 million people-a slight drop from the initial estimate of 24 million under the first version of the bill. The CBO scored the updated version of the bill with the amendment and concluded states choosing to repeal those mandates would affect one-sixth of the USA population and would cause premiums for sick people in waiver states to skyrocket.

Global Suspended AAP Leader Kapil Mishra, Who Accused Arvind Kejriwal of Corruption, Attacked
Author: 0 Suspended AAP Leader Kapil Mishra, Who Accused Arvind Kejriwal of Corruption, Attacked

Stay tuned for Live Updates. The Karawal Nagar MLA, who was on Monday suspended from primary membership of the Aam Aadmi Party, also dared Kejriwal to fight elections against him from any seat of his choice. All this is the internal conflict of his own party. "When the AAP called the special assembly session, we expected that corruption charges against the Chief Minister and problems faced by the people of Delhi will be discussed", Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said in a series of ...

Author: 0 Israelis mark 50 years since capture of Jerusalem's Old City

The Israeli Ambassador to the United States couldn't contain himself after President Donald Trump implied Israel is not located in the Middle East, putting his head in his hands in disbelief at the statement. There was no mention of key Palestinian grievances and aspirations, namely, the expansion of Jewish settlements and the creation of a Palestinian state.

Global World Health Assembly Elects Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as New WHO Director
Author: 0 World Health Assembly Elects Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as New WHO Director

Ghebreyesus competed against six candidates in the two-round election to get the job. Some 3,500 delegates from WHO's 194 member states are attending the WHO Health Assembly where he was elected. In almost 70 years of the agency's existence, Ghebreyesus, the former Ethiopian health minister, is the first non-physician to get elected. Despite his high credentials, Ghebreyesus' election was mired with controversy.

Author: 0 Israel and Arab Nations Can Find Common Cause Against Iran

Trump made the remarks during his meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin briefly after arriving at Ben Gurion Airport . "Believe me. But it was a awful, bad thing for the United States to enter that deal, and believe me, Iran will never have a nuclear weapon, that I can tell you".

Author: 0 Saudi, UAE pledge $100m to Ivanka Trump women fund

Mr Trump also called upon countries around the world to work together to end the humanitarian crisis in Syria . Khairy Jamaluddin has taken an apparent swipe at those critical of handshaking between men and women after a picture of the Saudi King greeting Melania Trump went viral.

Author: 0 Rep. Green responds to racist threats: 'You have to confront hate'

Rep. Al Green on Saturday held a town hall meeting and played recordings of several threatening voicemails left at his offices. The seven-term Democrat told the crowd of about 100 people that he won't be deterred. "I urge the president to remain at the table and to exercise United States leadership on this very important global issue", said Sen. Green called for Trump to be impeached after the President fired former FBI Director James Comey , pictured.

Global South Korea Fires Warning Shots as Suspected North Korean Drone Crosses Border
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The North Korean Foreign Ministry on Tuesday defended the ferry service and said that a U.S. bid to boost sanctions on Pyongyang was "arousing a strong backlash and rejection from Russian Federation as it is an arbitrary practice seriously encroaching on the legal interests of not only the DPRK but also Russian Federation".

Global Trump denounces Manchester attackers as 'evil losers'
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Speaking after the meeting, Mr Trump echoed many of his predecessors saying that the solution to the 50-year Israeli occupation could "begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East". "I don't know that I would necessarily say 'more aggressive,"' Stewart said. The only way that Trump can succeed where these others have failed is if he identifies the mistake they've made and avoid repeating it.

Global Pakistan denies Indian claim of destroying posts along LoC
Author: 0 Pakistan denies Indian claim of destroying posts along LoC

However, the irony is that the terrorists do not only harm the Indian side but also kill many innocents on the other side of the border. The Army sources said rocket launchers, anti-tank guided missiles and automatic grenade launchers and recoilless guns were used in the strike.

Author: 0 Police Arrest 3 More Men In Connection With Manchester Bombing

Government officials said almost 1,000 soldiers were deployed to Buckingham Palace, Parliament and other high-profile sites across the country. Abedi grew up in Manchester's southern suburbs and once attended Salford University there. Lapan said the Homeland Security Department has shared some information about Abedi's travel with the British government, but declined to offer specifics.

Author: 0 Some GOP Lawmakers Really Don't Like Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts

Medicaid , the government insurance program for the poor and many disabled Americans, would be cut by more than $600 billion over 10 years by capping payments to states and giving governors more flexibility to manage their rosters of Medicaid recipients.

Author: 0 Donald Trump tells Netanyahu: Iran must never have nuclear weapons

Mr Trump said the story is another one the news media has gotten wrong. Iran and the U.S. back opposing sides in the civil wars in Syria and Yemen , but they are both fighting the jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq. Trump also toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which by Christian tradition is where Jesus was crucified and the location of his tomb. During his quick stop in the region, Trump met with both Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Global Deciphering the Melania Trump mystery
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Others praised Trump for not covering in Saudi Arabia , seeing the move as a nod to women's empowerment which she promoted on the trip. He later flew to Brussels where he was to meet Belgium's king and prime minister on Wednesday evening before a day of meetings with European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders on Thursday.

Author: 0 Trump trip: President meets with Palestinian President Abbas

President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned the "evil losers " responsible for a deadly attack on concert-goers in England and called on leaders in the Middle East in particular to help root out violence. Mr Trump has said Israeli settlement construction in the occupied territory "may not be helpful" to Israeli-Palestinian peace but has never called for an outright freeze on Israeli building in the occupied West Bank.

Author: 0 Trump US President's Russia scandal: where does it stand?

Not only that, but the FBI is investigating potential collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation to help in that effort - in Russia's interest. So history is on Trump's side, as that means only 1 out of 44 previous Presidents was on the brink of being convicted by the Senate. Democratic leadership has avoided allowing impeachment talk to go too far, but Representatives Al Green (D-Texas), Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) have garnered headlines for floating ...

Global 14 hostages taken in Philippines
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A police chief has been beheaded and at least 21 people killed after Islamic State-linked militants terrorised a southern Philippines city. Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte instituted martial law in the south of the country due to the terrorists' siege of Marawi, and cut short a trip to Russian Federation in order to deal with the crisis.

Global Xi asked Trump for '100 days' to deal with North Korea problem
Author: 0 Xi asked Trump for '100 days' to deal with North Korea problem

It did not immediately provide more details. The US, Japan and South Korea have called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting - to be held on Tuesday - to discuss North Korea's missile test on Sunday, diplomatic officials said. The Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of United Nations sanctions banning ballistic missile tests and again vowing to impose new sanctions .

Author: 0 Israel defense chief appears to confirm Trump leaked intel

US President Donald Trump has said he will "do everything" to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace. He said that his meetings earlier in the day with Abbas led him to believe that "the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace".

Global Analysts say GOP bill leaves 23m more uninsured
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Changes made to a Republican health-care bill will result in a weakened insurance market where the coverage people get will in many cases be less generous than what they have now, according to the Congressional Budget Office . Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, D-NV, sent the following statement with her thoughts on the CBO's score of the health care bill. The claim that millions of Americans could lose coverage was one reason the bill was pulled from a House vote that month , and forced ...

Global Ex-CIA chief says he warned Russian Federation against election meddling
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According to the White House statement, "This morning's hearings back up what we've been saying all along: that despite a year of investigation, there is still no evidence of any Russia-Trump campaign collusion, that the President never jeopardised intelligence sources or sharing, and that even Obama's CIA Director believes the leaks of classified information are "appalling" and the culprits must be "tracked down".

Author: 0 Trump reportedly called Comey a 'nut job' to Russian officials

Trump was telling Mr. Lavrov of the "pressure" he was now under. On Thursday, Trump declared himself the victim of the "greatest witch hunt" in American political history and denied allegations of collusion. Rosenstein briefed lawmakers on Friday days after appointing a special prosecutor, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, to oversee the Russian Federation investigation.

Author: 0 Donald Trump's budget, spending cuts are 'moral,' Mulvaney says

However, that goal depends on growth projections that many private economists view as overly optimistic. And given that Trump will need backing from at least some Democrats for his proposals to pass, those proclaiming the plan to be " dead on arrival " can see that the budget has boxed Trump's supporters onto politically treacherous terrain.

Author: 0 Trump hails 'unbreakable bond' with Israel

On Tuesday, he will go briefly to the West Bank to see Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and will later speak in Jerusalem before heading to Rome and then Brussels. Tillerson said the second leg of the journey was to "Tel Aviv, home of Judaism", though Trump is not scheduled to visit Tel Aviv, confining his 28-hour visit to Jerusalem .

Global Rouhani takes on Trump
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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 . sanctions. " Iran - fresh from real elections - attacked by @ POTUS in that bastion of democracy and moderation". But in a clear warning to Iran's "enemies" and in a nod to the conservatives, he added that the people of Iran "are not willing to accept any humiliation or threat".

Global University of Maryland stabbing suspect expected in court today
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William Brennan, a lawyer for Urbanski, requested that his client should be allowed to live at home as long as he has a Global Positioning System monitor, but a judge denied his request. Officers found Urbanski sitting on a bench about 50 feet from where Collins fell, with a knife in his front right pocket. Investigators are trying to determine if he stabbed Collins because of his race.

Author: 0 Trump Denies Israel Was Source Of Intelligence

President Donald Trump has arrived in Bethlehem for a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS'). "We can not stand a moment longer for the slaughter of innocent people", Trump said. He has since said the move was still being looked at. He became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site in the east of the disputed city.

Global Direct AI flights between Colombo, Varanasi from Aug: Modi
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He also addressed a public rally attended by Indian-origin Tamil tea plantation workers in Dickoya in Sri Lanka's central hill district. Panda said India's ties with Sri Lanka have witnessed qualitative transformation in the last few years and both the countries are willing to strengthen and diversify the relationship further.

Global Korea Fires Shots at NK When Mystery Object Crosses Border
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According to Yonhap News , South Korea's military also said that the missile would not be able to reach Guam, which serves as a refueling hub for USA military operations located in East Asia. Despite warnings and sanctions from the United Nations and US President Donald Trump, North Korea still continued conducting missile tests, including one that was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and possibly reaching as far as the US.

Global UK investigates 'network' of alleged Manchester concert attackers; 5th suspect arrested
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Greater Manchester Police said they were now confident they knew the identity of all the people who lost their lives and had made contact with all the families. Manchester Arena , the largest indoor arena in Europe, opened in 1995 and is a popular concert and sporting venue. Cities including Paris, Nice, Brussels, St Petersburg, Berlin and London have suffered militant attacks in the last two years.

Global Flynn declines US Senate subpoena in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Flynn declines US Senate subpoena in Russian Federation probe

Congressional investigators on Tuesday issued a fresh warning to Michael Flynn to turn over documents pertaining to the investigation of Russian interference in the USA election, escalating pressure on Donald Trump's former national security adviser to either comply or risk being held in contempt.

Global Torch-wielding group protests Confederate statue removal in Va.
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Local media reports that the crowd chanted slogans like " Russia is our friend ", " blood and soil ", and "we will not be replaced" during their gathering. That was followed by a candlelight counterprotest Sunday night, where speakers preached tolerance and protesters hung a banner on the statue's base that read, " Black Lives Matter " and "F**k White Supremacy".

Global North Korea Missile Tests: US Warns Against Supporting Pyongyang
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Regarding the North's Sunday test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile, Harris said it posed a threat to not only the Korean Peninsula, but also to Japan , China , Russia , the US and beyond. Moon's comments came hours after South Korea said it wanted to reopen a channel of dialogue with North Korea as part of the new President's policy on two tracks, i.e.

Author: 0 Donald Trump assures Britain of unbreakable commitment after bombing

Trump said that he believes that Abbas and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu are ready to work on achieving peace. And in words that resonated well in Israel - which chronically accuses the West Bank Authority for inciting violence and compensating families of those involved in terror attacks - Trump made perhaps his sharpest point of the trip.

Global Donald Trump just met the pope
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The president has previously said on Twitter that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese . This week, the two important figures met at the Vatican and everyone seemed to have a good time, except for The Holy Father. Francis and Trump are unlikely to criticize each other so bluntly when they meet - at least in public, said Andrea Tornielli, a veteran Vatican watcher with Italy's La Stampa newspaper.

Global 'We can use peace': Donald Trump and Pope Francis meet
Author: 0 'We can use peace': Donald Trump and Pope Francis meet

Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Tuesday night and protests are expected Wednesday in Rome and later in the week when Trump travels to Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting and Sicily for a G7 gathering.Speaking in Israel yesterday afternoon, he said both sides of the conflict in the region are ready for peace.But while Trump received extravagantly warm welcomes in Riyadh and Jerusalem, the reception could grow much cooler now that he's reached Europe, site of ...

Global Trump says he never mentioned Israel to Russians
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Netanyahu stated that "common dangers are turning former enemies into partners" and added, "for the first time in my lifetime, I see a real hope for change", according to Bloomberg. He is scheduled to visit Palestinian-controlled territory May 23, where he will meet in Bethlehem with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas .

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