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by | May 23, 2017 | 21:29

The rest came from insurances, leasing firms and other financial institutions, the BOK said. According to preliminary data released by the Bank of Korea (BOK) on Tuesday, the balance of household credit reached 1,359.7 trillion won as of the end of March, up 1.3 percent or 17.1 trillion won from the end of December.

by | May 23, 2017 | 21:32

The United States' top intelligence official says the US government has not yet verified that the Islamic State group is responsible for the Manchester attack . Greater Manchester Police said 19 people were confirmed dead and roughly 50 were injured by the explosion at Manchester Arena. Earlier, the police said they conducted a " precautionary controlled explosion ", and the item they had been concerned about turned out to be abandoned clothing and not a suspicious item.

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:53

Some regarded his speech as a positive step towards Muslims. "We must practice tolerance and respect for each other once again-and make this region a place where every man and woman, no matter their faith or ethnicity, can enjoy a life of dignity and hope", he said.

by | May 23, 2017 | 21:36

The Washington Post reports that Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and Michael S. Rogers , Director of the National Security Agency, were both asked by Trump to "push back" against the FBI after James Comey announced that a collusion investigation was underway.

by | May 23, 2017 | 21:00

Authorities say the attack was unprovoked. U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III, an African-American student at Bowie State University , spent the weekend visiting friends at the University of Maryland. Urbanski then pulled out a knife and stabbed Collins once in the chest. But the campus police sought the FBI's assistance after learning Urbanski is a member of a Facebook group called "Alt-Reich Nation".

by | May 23, 2017 | 22:30

Looking at seats the NDP picked up where the Green vote - if it went entirely Liberal - could have turned the race, the NDP gained in all but two, Burnaby North and Courtenay-Comox. Liberal Leader and incumbent premier Christy Clark says she intends to lead the next government, adding the result presented an opportunity to open up a new dialogue "about how we do things, what we should do, how we want to shape the future of our province.

by | May 23, 2017 | 22:21

Transport police said they believed the attack had taken place just outside the Manchester Arena near a public foyer which linked to the train station. A witness who attended the concert said she felt a huge blast as she was leaving the arena, followed by screaming and a rush by thousands of people trying to escape the building.

by | May 23, 2017 | 21:52

Mr. Pence , a devout Catholic and the former governor of IN, where the flagship Catholic university is located, didn't miss a beat IN his speech as the group of graduates could be seen standing and then silently departing the ceremony IN videos posted online.

by | May 23, 2017 | 22:19

Trump was referring to reports that information he gave to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak endangered the life of an Israeli spy embedded in Islamic State . He was greeted warmly by Netanyahu, who said he "shares the commitment to peace" with Trump. President Donald Trump landed in Tel Aviv on Monday, hoping to help push forward what he's described as the "ultimate deal" - peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

by | May 23, 2017 | 21:13

The difference between the French and USA elections is that, unlike Trump , Le Pen represented the old order, and people understood "how incompetent and unsafe she was", according to Philippe. "The second act in the redrawing of our political life will be the building of a parliamentary majority in the elections in June", secretary general of the movement, Richard Ferrand, told reporters on Monday.

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:43

Until recently, progress has been slow amid disputes over the body of water that China claims virtually in its entirety. China and the members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) had been hoping to agree on the framework this year, 15 years after committing to draft it.

by | May 23, 2017 | 22:11

Some 59 people were also injured in the blast when the attacker detonated an improvised explosive device. He said: "This has been the most horrific incident we have had to face in Greater Manchester and one that we all hoped we would never see".

by | May 23, 2017 | 22:01

Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. The White House initially said that Trump did so based on a separate memo written by Rosenstein; however, Trump himself later said that he was going to fire Comey regardless of the recommendation, and cited the " Russia thing" as something that was on his mind when he made a decision to let Flynn go.

by | May 23, 2017 | 21:37

Kim Jong-un supervised the launch and expressed "great satisfaction" over its results. North Korea said on Monday that Sunday's launch met all technical requirements that could allow mass-production of the missile, which it calls the Pukguksong-2, although USA officials and experts questioned the extent of its progress.

by | May 23, 2017 | 21:46

Still, White House officials have downplayed expectations for a significant breakthrough on this trip. More than 20 people were killed by an apparent suicide bomber. "It's part of the West Bank", part of lands that Israel annexed in the Six-Day War in 1967. The White House struggled to answer the question. But in his public remarks, Trump steered clear of any such language, and did not mention what has been the goal of US diplomacy for two decades: a state of Israel and an independent ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 21:12

Much of central and southern Jerusalem was shut down to allow the presidential motorcade of around 60 vehicles to make its way from Trump's hotel to the town, just eight km (five miles) to the south. Israel's capital is and always will be Jerusalem , regardless of the location of foreign embassies or the resolutions of UNESCO. During his presidential campaign, Trump advocated breaking with decades of precedent and moving the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , deeply alarming ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 22:06

U.S. president Donald Trump and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas . Trump's comments came before meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem as part of a two-day visit to Israel meant to jump-start the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and unite the Middle East in the fight against terrorism.

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:57

The two-page memo , which was sent to more than 5,000 assistant USA attorneys across the country and all assistant attorneys general in Washington , D.C., laid out the policy of tougher charges and longer prison time for criminals. Sessions said federal judges and prosecutors will now be un-handcuffed and not micro-managed, as he's directing them to pursue and charge suspects with the most serious offenses they can prove.

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:34

The man behind the attack outside aimed to cause maximum carnage and for that very objective he denoted at a pop concert killing 22 people. The arena was filled with more than 21,000 Grande fans - made up primarily of children and young people.

by | May 23, 2017 | 21:56

U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka said Sunday that ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia has made "encouraging" progress in empowering women but more freedom is needed. An Israel Airport Authority spokesman says that he was not aware of any direct flights ever having landed in Israel from the kingdom. Launching a scathing attack on United States President Donald Trump for his comments on Iran during an Arab-Islamic-American Summit in riyadh on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 21:08

In another incident, Israeli leaders have tried to downplay any fallout from Trump's alleged revelation of sensitive Israeli information to the Russians, stressing that the ties between the intelligence communities will always be strong, without ever commenting on or confirming the report.

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:46

Courtney was believed to have been with her stepfather at the concert. Frantic loved ones of young people missing after an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert have taken to Twitter and Instagram with their photos and pleas for help.

by | May 23, 2017 | 21:46

The Conservative manifesto says an independence vote "cannot take place until the Brexit process has played out, and it should not take place unless there is public consent for it to happen". "Education might be a devolved matter but I still care very deeply about the life chances of Scottish children". Mr Robertson said: "If the people of Scotland determine that they want SNP representatives at Westminster representing our collective interests, we will all have been sent there to stand up ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 21:20

The leaders are expected to discuss resuming long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. "There is a rare opportunity to bring security and peace to the region, but we can only get there by working together", said Trump who arrived here from Riyadh in what is believed to be the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel .

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:17

US President Donald Trump has implored Saudi Arabia and other middle eastern countries to extinguish "Islamic extremism" emanating from the region. The speech in a gilded hall bedecked with chandeliers is part of an effort to redefine his relationship with the Muslim world after Trump frequently attacked Muslims on the campaign trail past year and tried to ban many from entering the United States.

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:20

It is the kind of conversation that seems completely in character for Trump , who, over the course of the campaign and now in office, has betrayed no - zero - understanding of the necessary separation of the president and his Justice Department when it comes to making independent judgments about political matters and political opponents.

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:51

Teenage screams filled Manchester Arena just after the explosion Monday night, and members of the audience tumbled over guardrails and each other to escape. James said that as he ushered his little brother out, "I had my hand on his chest and his heart was beating so fast". Grande tweeted: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry.

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:41

Trump has maintained that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russian officials, despite the separate investigations being conducted by the House, Senate and FBI. [Image by Win McNamee/Getty Images] "By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation".

by | May 23, 2017 | 21:22

Trump's itinerary for Tuesday includes his talk with Abbas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, a trip to the Holocaust museum and a speech at the Israel Museum. "But for the first time in many years, and Mr. President, for the first time in my lifetime, I see a real hope for change", Netanyahu said. During his first diplomatic trip to Israel , President Trump has done a wonderful job clarifying how little he understands the country's relationship with Palestine.

by | May 23, 2017 | 21:51

Saffie-Rose Roussos, eight, was also killed, according to the headmaster of the school she attended in Tarleton, a small town northwest of Manchester. "We are offering all available support possible at this tragic time, including counselling with our dedicated student support team". Her former school, the Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy in Lanchashire, posted a statement on its webpage with the headline, "Mourning the loss of one of our community".

by | May 23, 2017 | 21:53

The bombing took place at the end of the concert, when the audience was streaming toward the city's main train station. The explosion struck near the exit around 10:30 p.m. "I just heard a loud bang right after the concert", Ivo Delgado told NBC News. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said more police had been ordered onto the streets of the British capital.

by | May 23, 2017 | 21:15

This is a historic anomaly. Jerusalem is the beating heart of the Jewish People: as it has been for 3000 years. More than Paris for France, London for England or Washington DC for the United States... Successive US administrations have said the status of the disputed city should be resolved in a final status peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians .

by | May 23, 2017 | 21:50

JERUSALEM (AP) - U.S. first lady Melania Trump on Monday visited a leading Israeli hospital that is also known as a center of coexistence between Arabs and Jews. "Never mentioned the word Israel", Trump told reporters. "It's brought a lot of folks together", Trump said. He was flanked by his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is Jewish, and Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich.

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:34

We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability to this region, and to its people, defeating terrorism and creating a future of harmony, prosperity and peace. As with numerous president's problems, it was self-inflicted. They're all saying I did, so you have another story wrong. In the nearby Jewish Quarter, barriers had been erected to make viewing the square impossible from ground level, and some residents said they had been told not to go onto their roofs overlooking ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 21:04

A powerful explosion shook part of the cavernous Manchester Arena late Monday as concertgoers streamed out after the American pop star's last song. Medical officials said 12 children under the age of 16 were among those injured in the suicide bombing attack at a pop concert in England's second-largest city.