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by | May 24, 2017 | 15:35

President Donald Trump wrapped up a two-day visit to Israel and the West Bank on Tuesday without evidence of progress toward renewing talks between Israel and the Palestinians. It was much more about relationship-building. "I also firmly believe that if Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it can begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East and that will be an unbelievable accomplishment", he said.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:27

Israel was his second stop on a nine-day tour aimed to test the waters for reviving the dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Israeli ministers have approved measures aimed at improving the Palestinian economy and facilitating crossings, rare moves said to be at the U.S.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:05

May said the independent body which sets the threat level had recommended it be raised from "severe" after a man named by police as Salman Abedi set off an improvised bomb on Monday night as crowds streamed out of a concert. Also killed was 8-year-old Saffie Roussos, who a teacher called "simply a handsome little girl in every aspect of the word" who was warm, kind, "and unassuming, with a creative flair".

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:49

Coats told a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee that he would not comment on the Washington Post report late yesterday that Trump pressed both him and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers to publicly deny any evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation during last year's presidential election.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:05

Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, called Trump's remarks "historic, important, courageous", while praising the American leader for strongly condemning Iran, Islamic State, Hezbollah and Hamas "in the same sentence - for they are all part of the scourge of Islamist terror".

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:12

The White House said Trump spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May shortly after the attack, reassuring her that Americans stand with Britain and "will never waiver in the face of terrorism". The White House said it was Trump's idea to use the term "evil losers". At least 22 people, many of them children, died in the attack outside of Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert .

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:42

However Tuesday's announcement restricted martial law to Mindanao. It could not be any different from what the President Marcos did. The five-day trip will cement a dramatic improvement in ties between the two nations since Mr Duterte came to power previous year and began unravelling the Philippines' decades-long alliances with the United States, which he accuses of hypocrisy and bullying.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:21

This morning, I said that the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre - the independent organization responsible for setting the threat level on the basis of the intelligence available - was keeping the threat level under constant review. but in the end it's the resolution that says "we're not prepared to be divided". "I wasn't anxious then, but I am now. I love you", she added. Other commenters labeled Kim Kardashian's attempt at sharing her condolences "pathetic" and said she was "messed up" for ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:32

Later she came to Islamabad and took refuge in the Indian High Commission, alleging she was forced to marry him at gun point. A bench, headed by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani , ordered the directive after returning her original immigration form.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:00

A source tells NBC News Trump asked Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Adm. Mike Rogers , director of the National Security Agency, to publicly deny any collusion between the then-Republican candidate and Russian Federation to interfere in the 2016 election.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:16

Greenblatt accompanied Trump during his two-day visit in Israel and had held a series of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials ahead of Trump's arrival. President Trump and President Abbas agreed to continue their discussions on the issue of payments to Palestinian prisoners and the need to improve the Palestinian economy.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:16

Meanwhile, the budget also asks for a $72 billion cut to Social Security Disability Insurance, a program in Social Security that benefit people with disabilities. "The President's budget is a suggestion". That is nearly 10 per cent higher than current budget caps but only 3 per cent more than former President Barack Obama had sought in his long-term budget plan.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:34

We'll have more on Trump's visit to Israel and Palestine after headlines. " Benjamin Netanyahu wants peace". Donald Trump has told of his hopes for Middle East peace after travelling to Bethlehem for talks with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas .

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:37

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility, saying one of its members carried out the attack. But as residents of the often grey and overcast northern English city turned out Tuesday the dappled spring sunshine seemed to speak of hope and resilience after Monday night's harrowing terrorist attack .

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:36

Speaking outside Downing Street after chairing a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee, Mrs May said the perpetrator had chosen the time and place of his attack deliberately to cause "maximum carnage and to kill and injure indiscriminately".

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:38

Lorenzana said the confrontation opened at about 2 p.m. Tuesday, when government forces attempted to arrest a senior leader of the Abu Sayyaf Group, an extremist organization with ties to the Islamic State. Mr Duterte has previously admitted to the killing spree, saying that the United Nations was "stupid" to object when "only 1,000" suspects had been extrajudicially killed.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:00

May said Britain's terror threat level had been raised to critical - meaning another attack may be imminent. At least 22 people died in the bombing, and another 119 were injured. "What should have been a superb evening is now just frightful". Grande, whose fan base is made up largely of teenagers and young girls, said on Twitter: "broken.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:53

In a high profile back-and-forth past year, the pope suggested that a person who wants to build walls instead of bridges is "not Christian". "We have the capitalist president of the United States and then obviously the pope and we are very interested to see what will come of this".

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:02

But Trump departed for Europe having offered no real indication of a path forward on one of the world's most intractable disputes. "But with determination, compromise and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal".

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:58

Abedi died in the attack. He was born in Manchester and grew up alongside three siblings. At least 20 heavily armed, helmeted police surrounded a modest red brick house listed as Abedi's address in a mixed Manchester suburb at midday on Tuesday and blasted down the door.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:28

Brennan was repeatedly pressed by Republican members of the committee-chiefly Representative Trey Gowdy-to say that he had found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. The Brennan testimony was not good for the Trump White House, and their spin is getting increasingly desperate as more and more Americans reject their dubious claims of Russian Federation scandal innocence.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:47

Police arrested an unidentified 23-year-old man in southern Manchester overnight. He said a man in his 20s, whose name he didn't know, lived there. It was a combination Christmas-and-birthday present, and it was worth every penny: Adele rocked, as we knew she would.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:30

The young man, named by British police as Salman Abedi, exploded a homemade bomb and died inside Manchester Arena at the end of Ariana Grande's performance on Monday night. NPR's Bill Chappell has more on the Manchester attack - everything that we know, as of Tuesday evening - right here . Police are also probing whether Abedi, who is believed to have been known to MI5, acted alone or as part of a larger extremist network to carry out the worst terror attack Britain has seen since the ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:48

The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham , said: "My heart goes out to families who have lost loved ones, my admiration to our fearless emergency services". At around 10:30 p.m., just as concert goers were filing out of the Manchester Arena after the pop star's performance - which took place at the largest indoor venue in Europe - a male attacker set off a homemade device and died after the bomb went off, The Telegraph reported.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:01

Military personnel could be deployed to guard concert venues and sports stadiums under a plan authorised by the Government in the wake of the Manchester Arena attack . Grande tweeted about the tragedy last night. Queen Elizabeth held a minute's silence at a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London . My partner was helping to try to stem the blood from this one person.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:13

As the Guardian highlighted in their editorial about Manchester: "It is a testament to the city that an attempt to divide a people only brought them closer together: doors were opened to strangers and meals offered to anxious parents".

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:43

Capping his first day in Israel on his first global trip, President Trump expressed optimism Monday about a "new level of partnership" between the USA, the Jewish state and the Arab world. "I've heard it's one of the toughest deals of all, but I have a feeling we will get there eventually, I hope", he said. However, he would not agree to allow Netanyahu to accompany him.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:48

The larger issue-beyond the simple ethical questions of Trump freely sharing classified intelligence with Russian officials-is whether that disclosure may have jeopardized intelligence officials out in the field. The source also mentioned that nearly all the prisoners on strike are supporters of senior Fatah official Marwan Barghouti, himself a prisoner and the leader of the hunger strike.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:10

On Tuesday, Donald arrived in Rome, where he is set to meet with Pope Francis in the first meeting between the head of the Church and a potato. Instead of grabbing hold of it, Melania instead swatted it away while she kept her pace a few steps behind the President.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:04

And the classified information Trump supposedly gave to the Russians in the White House about the fight against terrorists was no different from what President Obama gave to the Russians concerning the terrorists in Syria. He said he had just returned from a trip to London where he met with his counterparts in the British intelligence community. Trump has denied he asked Comey to end the investigation.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:41

But the red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar has no engine and needs a restoration of its cockpit. The interior of the aircraft was designed by Elvis himself and has red plush seats and a red carpet. There has been huge curiosity as to who the current owner of Presley's airplane is, but his name has not been released to the public. This jet was very important to Elvis as he owned it with his beloved father Vernon.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:09

Arsenal are yet to reveal their managerial plans for 2017-18, with the FA Cup final still to come, but their current boss believes only minor tweaks will be required in order to have the club back in the Premier League title picture next term.

by | May 24, 2017 | 14:48

The meeting assumes importance as the BJP is trying to rope in the support of two AIADMK factions for the presidential poll due in July. "Mr. Palaniswami met the Prime Minister only a week ago and submitted a memorandum". What is the new issue he is going to take up with the Prime Minister, or is the issue unrelated to governance? Stalin said that he as the leader of opposition in the state assembly had chaired a meeting over the plight of Tamil farmers, in that meet a resolution was ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:43

That followed reports that China has deployed for the first-time HQ-9 surface-to-air missiles on Hainan island in the northern reaches of the South China Sea , according to Israeli satellite imagery. "But in the case of Benham Rise, it is not a place where it can build artificial islands". It could also stop Philippine fishing boats throughout much of the South China Sea during a May-August fishing moratorium that Beijing has imposed.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:26

Nonpartisan groups estimate that Trump's plan would cost the government between $3 and $7 trillion over the next ten years. The budget balancing depends on a sustained 3 percent economic growth rate, which many economists consider unrealistic.