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by | May 25, 2017 | 10:13

It comes after Salman Abedi killed 22 and injured around 100 at Manchester Arena on Monday. British police today arrested a seventh person in connection with the massacre at a Manchester pop concert that left 22 people dead. Officials said 984 soldiers were deployed today in London and in other locations. Armed troops are taking on duties for guarding high profile buildings and embassies, freeing up armed police officers to join counter-terrorism duties.

by | May 25, 2017 | 10:17

During a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in February, the president said he'd support either one or two states. "These leaders voiced concerns that we all share about Iran's rising ambitions and rolling back its gains".

by | May 25, 2017 | 10:03

Excerpts from the speech released by the White House showed Mr Trump exhorting the Muslim world to confront the crisis of extremism. Drive them out of your community. Trump, fresh off two days in Saudi Arabia , will journey to Jerusalem on Monday and his stay will include separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

by | May 25, 2017 | 11:03

Pope Francis has made protection of the environment a keystone of his papacy, issuing a major encyclical on climate change . According to CNN , Pope Francis and President Trump did not reveal the details of the private meeting in the pope's private study.

by | May 25, 2017 | 10:17

Looking at the work ahead, Dr. Tedros stressed that the original reason the United Nations health agency was set up almost 70 years ago remains true today: providing healthcare for all. "All roads lead to universal coverage". "I have worked with both Republicans and Democrats and if we can communicate with them the right way ..." Dr.

by | May 25, 2017 | 10:59

Team Pruitt also includes senior adviser Steve Bannon and White House Counsel Don McGahn. The Pope and the President have had very public disagreements in the past. Tillerson later told reporters that climate change did not come up in the meeting with the pope , but that USA officials had "a good exchange on the climate change issue" with Cardinal Parolin.

by | May 25, 2017 | 10:54

Netanyahu noted that Trump's choosing to visit Israel so early in his presidency was another of the U.S. chief executive's unprecedented decisions. He was accompanied by the Rabbi of the Western Wall, Shmuel Rabinowitz, who said on Israel Radio that he recited two psalms with the USA leader. The status of Jerusalem is ultra-sensitive and has been among the most hard issues in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, stalled since April 2014.

by | May 25, 2017 | 10:46

The transcript of an April 29 call started circulating Tuesday. "I hope China solves the problem". Duterte and Mr. Trump will meet at the ASEAN summit. But it began with Trump speaking enthusiastically about Duterte's effort to beat back illegal drugs in his country. Three members of then Philippine security forces have been killed in the fighting so far.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:25

A total of four people have now been arrested as part of the inquiry into the atrocity. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the bomber, Salman Abedi , "likely" did not act alone when he killed 22 people and wounded almost 120 at an Ariana Grande concert Monday night in Manchester.

by | May 25, 2017 | 10:20

Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor posted a brief statement with the video on the Army's Facebook page. However, it is important to take tough decisions in the interest of national security."Jaitley said Indian soldiers had crossed the LoC in September a year ago to carry out a surgical strike".

by | May 25, 2017 | 10:32

It's a pretty good analogy, and one that seems to support the Post's decision to put Trump's clumsy PR maneuvers in the first paragraph of its story. Should the administration assert privilege, such a claim could set off a separate fight, possibly threatening Comey's expected appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

by | May 25, 2017 | 10:59

According to police, Abedi, who they believe acted alone, killed 22 and injured at least 59 when he detonated an improvised bomb in the foyer of Manchester Arena , in central Manchester , where the pop star Ariana Grande was performing.

by | May 25, 2017 | 10:26

Several of United's younger players grew up in the northern English city, where a British-born suicide bomber killed 22 people at a packed Ariana Grande pop concert on Monday evening. 'It's a big game, and as a football player you want to be involved in big games like this and that's what my focus is on. Manchester United are the favorites to win tonight and hoist this trophy for its first time .

by | May 25, 2017 | 10:28

Trump and some of his cabinet secretaries have been critical of Iran's hostile behavior towards the USA which, they said the worldwide community tolerates. Iran accused the United States on Monday of selling arms to "dangerous terrorists" in the Middle East and of spreading "Iranophobia" aimed at encouraging Arab states to purchase arms, state television reported.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:51

Chandan Mili, officer in charge of Namrup police station said the parents want to be left alone. "How a situation is to be dealt with when you are in a war-like zone. His remarks came after the Major was honoured by Army chief General Bipin Rawat recently with a "Commendation Card" "for his sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations".

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:52

His declaration of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao were prompted by Tuesday night's siege of Marawi City. "We can do that easily", Ano said, but added it was more hard in an urban setting because of the need to avoid civilian casualties. Martial rule under Marcos was "very good", Duterte said, even as he said he wouldn't let law enforcers abuse their powers.

by | May 25, 2017 | 10:49

The prime minister's speech comes hours after the attack on an Ariana Grande concert at the 21,000-seat Manchester Arena. They announced Tuesday that they had arrested a 23-year-old man in the south of the city, in connection with the bombing.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:11

Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins confirmed the news as he gave an update on the investigation. The BBC reported that the officer was with her husband and two children. Police also raided and searched a property elsewhere in Manchester where Abedi's brother Ismail is thought to have lived. They provided no details on the individuals held.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:35

Meanwhile, officials probed possible travel by the alleged bomber, looking for clues to new threats. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the attack was more sophisticated than some of the attacks seen before. He said his son last visited Libya about six weeks ago and had never gone to Syria. He denied having ties to any of Libya's militant groups, including the Libya Islamic Fighting Group, which was linked to al-Qaida.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:03

After refusing to comply with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee last week and pleading the Fifth Amendment Monday, Flynn's business was slapped with two more subpoenas demanding documents be turned over. "We'd like to hear from Gen. Flynn", he said. "We're not the appropriate avenue to offer immunity in a potential criminal investigation", he said.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:56

At the same time, there are still policy issues that are not agreed between the American and Israeli governments, but the Trump administration is determined to discuss those issues privately with the Israelis and not make a public dispute, Pollock said.

by | May 25, 2017 | 08:58

She said armed police will also be ready to respond quickly to any incidents and their walking patrols had been increased. Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together. The BBC has reported that the man arrested on Tuesday is Abedi's brother Ismail. Manchester-born Abedi went to school locally and then studied business management at Salford University, before dropping out from the course.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:54

Students can be heard screaming in the background, and at one point a student even appears to try to break up the fight, pleading for them to stop. The teacher and a teaching assistant punched and dragged one another as their tempers got the better of them in front of the terrified youngsters at Stone Mountain Middle School in Tucker, near Atlanta.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:44

On May 18, Reuters reported that Flynn and other advisers to Trump's campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, citing current and former usa officials.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:16

The self-proclaimed deal master calls it "the ultimate deal ". "He was walking way in front to show his power and putting his hand back to lead her like a child", Wood said . "10 out of 100 on its freedom index, below Iran's 17". Trump's rhetoric matches the reality on the ground: Since Israel is one of the top recipients of USA military aid, negotiators won't see Washington as a neutral party even if the US would like to assume that role.

by | May 25, 2017 | 10:40

While the military restrictions have been set in place for 60 days at present, Duterte mentioned on Tuesday that he was willing to extend the duration of the Martial Law for one year, if needed. Ano said almost 50 gunmen in all managed to enter the city. "I'd be harsh", Duterte said before leaving Moscow. He said many were hiding in buildings as snipers, making it hard for security forces to combat them.

by | May 25, 2017 | 10:05

Officials are examining Abedi's trips to Libya as they work to piece together his allegiances and foil any new potential threats. Speaking to Radio 4's Today programme , Ms Rudd said: "Yes quite frankly the British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity, the element of surprise".

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:49

Melania , along with Ivanka , her husband, White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and the president briefly spent time with Pope Francis . Trump's meeting with the Pope - just one of a list of visits to foreign states the president is making in Europe and the Middle East - involved discussion of how to address terrorism, approach immigration, promote peace in the world and protect Christians in the Middle East.

by | May 25, 2017 | 10:14

Prime Minister Theresa May placed the country on its highest level of terror alert - " critical " - for the first time since June 2007, following an attack on Glasgow Airport. Police yesterday carried out a controlled explosion at what is believed to be Abedi's home during a series of raids across Manchester . "We must not let these sorts of events stop our way of life", she said.

by | May 25, 2017 | 10:14

A 23-year-old was arrested in south Manchester in connection with the incident on Tuesday. Theresa May last night said the government had raised the threat level from severe to critical for the first time since July 2007. The minister said she was "not surprised at all" that Islamic State jihadists had claimed the attack but said there was no information yet to confirm the extremist organisation's active direction.

by | May 25, 2017 | 10:07

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Sunday, May 21, 2017. "So many young, lovely innocent people living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers in life", Trump said, echoing the theme he presented during his meetings with Arab leaders in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia .

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:46

Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , he argued he never mentioned Israel , the source of the classified intelligence, according to various officials - something he has not been accused of doing. On Monday night in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian enclave run by Abbas's rivals Hamas, the Islamist movement organised a demonstration to denounce its labelling as a "terrorist" group by many Western governments, including the United States.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:46

He has appointed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior adviser on brokering an agreement, while Jason Greenblatt, formerly a lawyer in Trump's real estate group, has taken the day-to-day role of liaising with officials and leaders in the region on the nitty-gritty contours of any solution.

by | May 25, 2017 | 10:04

In a landmark decision, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, making Taiwan the first country in Asia welcoming marriage equality. The ruling came in response to two separate petitions: one from Chi Chia-wei, a long-time LGBTQ activist in Taiwan, and another from the capital city of Taipei , which was sued after it refused to grant marriage licenses for same-sex couples.

by | May 25, 2017 | 09:51

Relying on one of his preferred insults, Trump said he would call the perpetrators "losers, because that's what they are". "I would like to reiterate our commitment to co-operate with you in order to make peace and forge an historic peace deal with the Israelis", he said.