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Global Manchester bomber's father arrested mid-interview in Libya
Author: 0 Manchester bomber's father arrested mid-interview in Libya

Among one of the US news outlets disclosing information withheld from the British press was the New York Times who published photos on Wednesday that reportedly shows remnants of the explosive device and fragments of a backpack used in the terror attack.

Global North Korea War a 'High Possibility,' South Korea's New President Says
Author: 0 North Korea War a 'High Possibility,' South Korea's New President Says

The head of the U.S. Pacific Command warned Wednesday that the combination of ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads in the hands of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un represents "a recipe for disaster". According to North Korean state media, as long as the U.S. continues its current policy, Kim Jong Un has ordered increases in the production of nuclear weapons and other offensive means, Abe said.

Author: 0 How real were Manchester bomber's ISIS ties?

When asked if he had been contacted by British authorities about his son, who was reportedly known to the security services before Monday's bombing of a pop concert in Manchester, northwest England, Ramadan Abedi answered 'No'. "But I can say that they are perfectly clear about the situation and that it shouldn't happen again". Abedi, who was reportedly born in the U.K.to Libyan parents, is believed to have recently traveled to Libya, according to multiple media outlets that cite USA ...

Author: 0 Philippines deploys helicopters in battle to retake city from Islamist rebels

Chito Suganob and more than a dozen churchgoers and staff as fighting raged between government troops and Muslim militants. Duterte said martial law was required throughout the southern region of Mindanao, home to 20 million people, to stop the rising threat of hardline militants aligned to IS.

Global President Trump Calls Manchester Arena Terrorists 'Evil Losers'
Author: 0 President Trump Calls Manchester Arena Terrorists 'Evil Losers'

Trump has cited the Israeli barrier as an example of the kind of wall he wants to build between the United States and Mexico, but many Palestinians view it as a symbol of oppression. That is being taken as support for Israel. A statement issued by the White House about Trump's visit to Israel included a title replacing the word peace with that of a fruit, so that the United States president would be seeking to "Promote the possibility of lasting peach".

Global Manchester terror attack probe widens as U.S. leaks grate
Author: 0 Manchester terror attack probe widens as U.S. leaks grate

The singer has not yet spoken publicly about the Monday night blast that killed at least 22 people and left dozens injured. The father had earlier said his son was innocent. Flowers laid beneath Cobden statue in St Ann's Square in Manchester to mourn victims of the bomb attack. After Trump defended his decision to discuss intelligence with the Russians during a White House meeting, May said last week that Britain would continue to share intelligence with the United States.

Global Read Rupert Murdoch's Memo to Fox News on Roger Ailes' Death
Author: 0 Read Rupert Murdoch's Memo to Fox News on Roger Ailes' Death

The Hill's Joe Concha, who occasionally appears Fox News , snarked at several critics who posted tweets noting Ailes' alleged behavior toward some women at Fox News . In my opinion, few sought the comprehensive truth about Roger Ailes . Anchors of the channel's morning show Fox & Friends were noticeably emotional in announcing Ailes' death.

Author: 0 Late-night shows poke fun at Trump's Israel visit

TRUMP: The Palestinians are ready to reach for peace. He said both sides are ready to resume talks. "No matter where we go we see the signs of Iran in the Middle East", Trump said. The US president used the occasion to also condemn the "evil losers" behind a bomb blast at a pop concert in the British city of Manchester that killed 22 people.

Author: 0 Iranian President mocks Trump administration, calls it 'intellectually' unstable

Hassan Rouhani , who was reelected president in the May 19 presidential election , met on Tuesday with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. 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".

Author: 0 Donald Trump's Russian Federation scandal: where does it stand?

Why this is not what Trump wants to hear: The president has aggressively pushed back against the fact that the FBI is investigating his campaign's connections with Russian Federation, going so far as to ask top intelligence officials to publicly say there is no evidence of collusion.

Author: 0 Pope, Trump Set Aside Differences During Meeting

As the Trump administration considers pulling out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, Pope Francis on Wednesday gave President Trump a copy of his message on the need to combat global warming and environmental degradation. Also, as with other world leaders, the Pope presented a large bronze medallion of an olive tree. In response, Trump said that "we can use peace".

Author: 0 Donald and Melania Trump's 9 most awkward relationship moments

Michael Oren, a former Israeli ambassador to Washington, told AFP he was glad Trump's talk of peace "didn't lock us into a specific formula", referring to the two-state solution. Netanyahu's tone was somewhat less upbeat, with sharp criticism for Abbas. But whatever blueprint he may have for peace, Reuters notes, he's keeping it to himself.

Global New subpoenas issued to Flynn's companies
Author: 0 New subpoenas issued to Flynn's companies

Former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn , already the subject a Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena, is now being subpoenaed by the House of Representatives as well. The intelligence panels are among several congressional committees looking into the allegations involving links between Russian Federation and Trump's November 8 victory.

Global Police told 5 years ago about Manchester bomber Salman Abedi
Author: 0 Police told 5 years ago about Manchester bomber Salman Abedi

Twenty-two people were killed and dozens more seriously injured when Abedi, 22, detonated a device as fans left Manchester Arena , where USA star Ariana Grande was performing on Monday night. Among investigators' areas of interest is how often Abedi travelled to Libya, which has seen an eruption of armed Islamist groups since dictator Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown and killed in 2011.

Global British police make sixth arrest after Manchester bomb attack
Author: 0 British police make sixth arrest after Manchester bomb attack

Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. A man arrested on Tuesday was reported by British and USA media to be Abedi's other brother. Armed police were also seen on patrol outside St. Paul's Cathedral in London , another popular tourist spot. The Chelsea soccer team announced it would cancel Sunday's victory parade in London to celebrate the team's Premier League title.

Author: 0 Trump in bid to push peace process forward

On Tuesday, Trump will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas . In a welcome speech for Mr Trump after he arrived in Tel Aviv from Saudi Arabia , Mr Netanyahu said Israel shared the United States' commitment to peace.

Global Senate Panel Issues Two More Subpoenas To Flynn
Author: 0 Senate Panel Issues Two More Subpoenas To Flynn

The committee leadership has now sent a letter questioning the claim by Flynn and his lawyers that he can use the Fifth Amendment's protection against self-incrimination to avoid producing documents subpoenaed by the panel. Flynn has been at the center of the allegations of Trump campaign collusion with Russian efforts to interfere in last year's presidential elections.

Global Under US Republican bill, 23 million would lose health coverage: Watchdog
Author: 0 Under US Republican bill, 23 million would lose health coverage: Watchdog

Under this scenario premiums would fall, but "they would vary significantly according to health status and the types of benefits provided, and less healthy people would face extremely high premiums..." "As a result, the nongroup markets in those states would become unstable for people with higher-than-average expected health care costs".

Author: 0 Lib Dems expected to make second European Union referendum key manifesto plank

PARLIAMENTARY hopeful Judith Bunting has promised to pour £8m into NHS services in Newbury as part of the Liberal Democrat manifesto launch, writes Will Cole . They say the budget would be balanced for day-to-day spending by the following year - though the United Kingdom would still borrow cash for major one-off capital infrastructure projects.

Global Trump in Mideast condemns 'evil losers' behind Manchester attack
Author: 0 Trump in Mideast condemns 'evil losers' behind Manchester attack

US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to cooperate during their meeting in Israel on combating terrorism, the White House stated on Tuesday, APA reports quoting USA media. According to the official the main goal for Trump's visit to Israel and the West Bank was to listen and learn about the positions and different sides of the story.

Global Broken Social Scene perform in Manchester, 2 km from terrorist attack
Author: 0 Broken Social Scene perform in Manchester, 2 km from terrorist attack

Campaigning for the June 8 election, which opinion polls suggest May 's Conservative Party is on track to win, has been suspended as a mark of respect. Macron and senior French ministers walked to the British embassy in Paris to sign the condolence book. Queen Elizabeth held a minute's silence at a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London.

Author: 0 Iran President Hassan Rouhani says missile tests will continue 'if necessary'

According to the department, President Zuma extended his congratulations and best wishes to President Rouhani and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran . Rouhani also said that he will fulfil all the promises he made to people in his campaigns. Iran , which held presidential elections Friday, is a sharp contrast, Zarif noted, to the inherited monarchy that rules in Saudi Arabia .

Author: 0 Trump to meet with anxious NATO and EU leaders

The NATO summit after that will be full of pomp and symbolism, with the keen-to-impress alliance showing off its new $1.2 billion headquarters and staging a flypast. He will unveil a piece of wreckage from the September 11, 2001, attacks against the United States, which prompted NATO's first invocation of its mutual defense agreement.

Global Manchester attacker's father, younger brother arrested in Tripoli - spokesman
Author: 0 Manchester attacker's father, younger brother arrested in Tripoli - spokesman

Seven arrests have now been made in Britain and Libya as police scramble to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber, as details about the investigation were leaked to U.S. "We don't believe in killing innocents. Initially we thought that the sound was all kinds of things but it didn't hit that this was a bomb until we were evacuated and they told us exactly what was going on", he said.

Global OPEC likely to extend output cuts into next year
Author: 0 OPEC likely to extend output cuts into next year

OPEC members Iraq and Algeria as well as top non-OPEC producer Russian Federation also supported a nine-month extension but some Gulf OPEC members, including Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have pointed to a need for further analysis.

Global Abbas told Trump he's prepared to restart peace talks 'immediately': White House
Author: 0 Abbas told Trump he's prepared to restart peace talks 'immediately': White House

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas declared his readiness to cooperate with the American administration to make a historical deal for peace in the region and counter terrorism. And we'll have more of them. "But they're losers. Just remember that". Trump is to meet Abbas at the presidential palace in Bethlehem, which holds deep significance as the site where Christians believe Jesus was born.

Global Ariana Grande cancels world tour stops through June 5
Author: 0 Ariana Grande cancels world tour stops through June 5

As was the case with many terrorists, Abedi had been identified as a potential threat by British intelligence but was ignored until he murdered 22 innocent people, mostly young girls, at Manchester Arena on May 22. "Netanyahu expressed Israel's condolences to the British people after following the horrific attack in Manchester", the Prime Minister's Office said.

Global Trump tests water for Mideast peace in meeting with Abbas
Author: 0 Trump tests water for Mideast peace in meeting with Abbas

As he hopscotches through the Middle East , US President Donald Trump is urging Israel and its Arab neighbors to unite around a "common cause": their deep distrust of Iran . "Who can claim that without Iran in this region security would be established?" Vitali described "a lot of synergy between these two governments, and I think that when you compare that to the Obama administration, a lot of it has to do with the Trump administration and the president's specific rhetoric on countries ...

Global Harry Styles Stops Concert to Give Heartfelt Speech About Manchester Attack
Author: 0 Harry Styles Stops Concert to Give Heartfelt Speech About Manchester Attack

Photo shows Harry Styles performing at the SiriusXM from The Roxy Theatre on May 17 in West Hollywood. He also mentioned earlier performances there with One Direction . It made a concert venue once again feel like a safe space where you can be whoever it is you are at a time when there are those who want to convince you it isn't.

Global Manchester attack: Father of bomber Salman Abedi says son is INNOCENT
Author: 0 Manchester attack: Father of bomber Salman Abedi says son is INNOCENT

Former Libyan security official Abdel-Basit Haroun told the AP that the elder Abedi was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting group in the 1990s, which had links to al-Qaida. "There's about eight officers sitting up there". Another 59 people were injured when an explosion struck at Grande's concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday night.

Global This Pigeon Was Caught Wearing A Backpack Filled With Ecstasy Pills
Author: 0 This Pigeon Was Caught Wearing A Backpack Filled With Ecstasy Pills

Kuwaiti Police on Wednesday caught drug smuggling pigeon with nearly 200 ecstasy pills . Bas News reports that the pigeon was caught on a building near the customs' department in Abdali province, close to Iraq's border. On social media, this pigeon has created quite a flurry. Since the 12th century they've been used to deliver messages long-distances - but it seems in the 21st century, the small birds have a much more modern use.

Author: 0 Manchester bomber 'likely not acting alone'

There was no information released on the man who was arrested. 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. While in Manchester, Abedi's family stayed at several places. The arrests come after France's interior minister said Abedi is believed to have travelled to Syria and had "proven" links with Isis .

Global POTUS puts onus on Middle East
Author: 0 POTUS puts onus on Middle East

Rouhani added: "Our missiles are for peace, not for attack". Government and journalistic circles underlined that at the last of three summits in Riyadh (the first bilateral summit with King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the second one with six leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC), the USA president favored a better common future.

Global Trump sure has issues with Melania
Author: 0 Trump sure has issues with Melania

U.S. President Donald Trump's trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories saw the unpredictable leader tightly following protocol, but a few moments provided low-scale scandal and humor. Michael Oren, a deputy minister in Netanyahu's coalition government and a former Israeli ambassador to Washington, said the vagueness with which Trump addressed the Israeli-Palestinian issue coupled with his sharp condemnation of Iran and terror dovetailed comfortably with current Israeli thinking.

Author: 0 Taiwan will be first nation in Asia to legalise gay marriage

Momentum for marriage equality has been building since past year, when President Tsai Ing-wen, who is openly supportive of the move, came to power. Taiwan has always been considered a beacon of LGBT rights in Asia, specifically for its annual Taipei gay pride march - the largest in Asia.

Author: 0 Philippine Military Seeks to Secure Troubled City as Fighting Eases

Chito Suganob and more than a dozen churchgoers and staff as fighting raged between government troops and Muslim militants. The battle for Marawi began Tuesday as security forces moved in to bring down a "high-value target", specifically Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon, who has reportedly been chosen to lead an ISIS division in Southeast Asia and is on the Department of Justice's most-wanted list for terrorists.

Author: 0 Trump Wants to 'Move Fast' on Israel Peace Deal

If the head of the Israeli coalition government will not be forced to take painstaking measures to resume negotiations with the Palestinians, he guaranteed his government's longevity. Jerusalem is claimed by Palestinians for the future state they want to build, and isn't recognized internationally as Israel's capital. He was referring to Trump's understanding that the Arab nations are prepared to normalize relations with Israel once an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement is reached.

Author: 0 Carpio: Bring China's war threat to arbitral tribunal

Bolivar said there has been positive momentum in the last few days including the finalization of the draft framework of the Code of Conduct and the start of the Philippines-China bilateral consultation meeting. In July past year, The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled against China and in favor of the Philippines in an arbitration case. "The framework is another step on the way to implementing a code of conduct and has been claimed as a little victory but really it is ...

Global Manchester United takes home Europa League win
Author: 0 Manchester United takes home Europa League win

Ajax had spells of possession but struggled to break down a United side who have given Manchester something to smile about in a hard and emotional week, while sealing a place back at the top table of European football again in 2017-18 in the process.

Global Trump speaks with new South Korean president
Author: 0 Trump speaks with new South Korean president

The system has angered Beijing, which says its powerful radars allow Washington to spy on its own military operations. Moon, South Korea's first liberal leader in a decade, assumed presidential duties after the National Election Commission finished counting Tuesday's votes and declared him victor.

Global Reporter alleges attack by Montana GOP hopeful
Author: 0 Reporter alleges attack by Montana GOP hopeful

It sent political shock waves rippling through the race, with two local newspapers rescinding their support for the GOP candidate. Ben Jacobs , a political reporter for the Guardian , says that Gianforte attacked him and broke his glasses at his campaign headquarters on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Wary allies await Trump at NATO summit in Brussels

Leaders of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries are set to convene in Brussels on Thursday for a special meeting to discuss the fight against terrorism and the alliance's defence spending. "Our military commanders have asked for a few thousand more troops". "NATO could do much more to fight terrorists and prevent worldwide terrorism from spreading", Mr Rasmussen said.

Global Britain deploys troops to prevent further attacks
Author: 0 Britain deploys troops to prevent further attacks

In a poignant moment he referred to the " Mancunian way to survive " and "northern grit", and said: "In the face of a challenge we always stand tall". "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 televised statement from her Downing Street Office.

Global Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and Pope Francis focus on peace
Author: 0 Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and Pope Francis focus on peace

Trump gave the pope an edition of the works of United States of America civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., including "Why We Can't Wait " and "Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? ". The pontiff has been a vocal advocate for aiding refugees, particularly those fleeing the violence in Syria, deeming it both a "moral imperative" and "Christian duty" to help.

Author: 0 Was Trump the First U.S. President to Visit the Western Wall?

Both sides will face tough decisions. "I had a meeting this morning with President Abbas and can tell you that the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace", Trump said in a speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem . The Trump Administration is looking to resolve that by courting top Labor figure Isaac Herzog from the opposition to try to get him to back the peace process.

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