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by | May 25, 2017 | 12:39

Former CIA Director John Brennan testified before the House Permanent Select Committee today on Russian interference in the 2016 election, sketching a fuller picture of the origins of the intelligence community's investigation into Kremlin meddling.

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:02

Following the attack at Manchester Arena, British police raided a house on Elsmore Road in Fallowfield , which The Telegraph reported as being the Abedi family's home in Britain. Officials have also said that Salman also had a younger sister named Jomana Abedi, meaning Salman would be one of four siblings. The father has not been charged and was only detained for questioning, Special Deterrent force spokesman Ahmed bin Salem said.

by | May 25, 2017 | 12:29

Ariana Grande officially canceled seven upcoming dates on the European leg of her tour following the terror attack outside the Manchester Arena that killed 22 people and injured dozens more. The suspended tour means she also will miss a May 28 stop in Antwerp, Belgium, two concerts in Lodz, Poland, and shows in Frankfurt, Germany, and Zurich, Switzerland.

by | May 25, 2017 | 12:38

A British flag is seen next to flowers after a vigil in Albert Square, Manchester , England, Tuesday May 23, 2017 , the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday n. She also complained about USA officials leaking sensitive information about Abedi to the press, saying that could hinder Britain's security services and police.

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:09

After the sentencing , Manning changed her name to Chelsea and identified herself as a transgender. In one of his final acts as president, Obama pardoned 64 people and commuted the sentences of 209 others , including Manning. The Army said Wednesday that Manning remains subject to the military's criminal code until her discharge from the Army, and that her "excess leave" status will be lifted if she's prosecuted for any violations.

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:04

One of James Comey's friends said the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director was "disgusted" when President Trump publicly embraced him earlier this year. ( Rosenstein backed up this version , telling a Senate committee that Trump had already chose to fire Comey before he wrote his letter.) But after Trump saw the backlash to his seeming honesty, he and his staff backtracked to the recommendation line.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:18

She said pictures of the 82 girls had been sent for their parents to confirm their identification as some have similar names. "She said the strong prayers of the nation had kept them going and believed that the remaining girls still in captivity would soon be released".

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:40

At least 22 people were killed on Monday night when a bomb went off at a concert by U.S. pop star Ariana Grande in Manchester , northwest England, among them children. Rawlinson says "she was academically a very gifted student, very hard-working". 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.

by | May 25, 2017 | 12:45

Their private meeting ended when Francis rang the bell in his study. The Trump ladies arrived in style . Climate change activists projected the words "Planet Earth First" on the massive dome of St. During the United States presidential campaign, Pope Francis criticised Trump's plans to build a wall along the border of Mexico, saying a person who thought about building such a boundary "was not a Christian".

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:31

It may not be over - Marianne Ny , the director of public prosecution in Sweden, has reserved the right to reopen the investigation against Assange. "If he, at a later date, makes himself available, I will be able to decide to resume the investigation immediately", Ny added.

by | May 25, 2017 | 12:55

He told BFMTV that British intelligence services had informed their French counterparts that 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who was of Libyan origin, "grew up in Britain and then suddenly, after a trip to Libya and then likely to Syria, became radicalised and made a decision to carry out this attack".

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:54

Rouhani defeated a hardline rival in Friday's election with promises to be more open to the world and ease social and political limitations at home. Qassemi's comments come after US President Donald Trump clinched a massive $110 billion military deal with Saudi Arabia over the weekend during his first foreign trip since he took office.

by | May 25, 2017 | 12:33

Her caption read in part, "I HUGGED HER SO TIGHT AND SHE SAID SHE LOVED MY BOW". The suspect apparently detonated a device in the foyer of the concert venue, following a performance by Ariana Grande , an American pop star. It said she died of wounds from the attack and described her as "a lovely young student who was very popular with her peers and the staff". The bomber was born in Britain to immigrants from Libya.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:39

By 2026, there would be 51 million Americans without health insurance under the plan. We urge the Senate to take an approach to health care reform that commits to high-quality, affordable, comprehensive coverage for at least as many people as are now insured, including maintenance of the Medicaid expansion and protections for individuals with preexisting conditions .

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:39

In the letter, Mishra claimed that the way AAP leaders and volunteers were quick to brand Bhardwaj as a BJP worker aroused suspicion that the entire episode was scripted "like the past attacks on you ( Kejriwal )". Mishra, who has levelled allegations of graft against Kejriwal and minister Satyendar Jain, also claimed that he had received 211 "corruption-related" complaints against the party and the government since last evening.

by | May 25, 2017 | 12:33

Schiff said the congressional investigations were vital because the FBI's probe wouldn't be public beyond possible indictments. Trump has predicted the investigations won't find collusion, and his efforts to cast doubt and curb the probes have led to the appointment of a special counsel at the Justice Department .

by | May 25, 2017 | 12:33

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Western Wall and the Temple Mount will always be under Israeli authority, at a meeting in Israel's parliament on Wednesday marking 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem. Nathan Thrall from the International Crisis Group and author of a new book on past Israeli-Palestinian peace talks agreed that "there was nothing substantive in Trump's public comments".

by | May 25, 2017 | 12:40

Ghebreyesus competed against six candidates in the two-round election to get the job. Welcoming the choice, Women Deliver has said his appointment comes at a time when the world needs a fierce and proactive advocate for gender equality and the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women more than ever.

by | May 25, 2017 | 12:05

So these are people that push gays off business - off buildings. "These are people that kill women and treat women horribly, and yet you take their money". "You will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Center because they have papers out there that are very secret". "I hope that the day will come that Saudi Arabia will adopt this path", he said.

by | May 25, 2017 | 12:46

British Prime Minister Theresa May said the incident was being treated as a terrorist attack. 'There is now no specific intelligence which might suggest that any of the UEFA Europa League final activities in Stockholm may be the target of attacks.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:39

In response to the recent billion-dollar deals signed between Trump and the Saudi government, Rouhani said, "You can't solve terrorism just by giving your people's money to a superpower". "It's going very well", Zakaria said of the trip as a whole. A $110 billion defence deal signed with the Saudis, with much more in terms of commerce and investment in the air with the Sunni world as a whole, is a sign of the deepening of United States ties with Islamic nations other than Iran, ...

by | May 25, 2017 | 12:17

Trump, a Republican, has dismissed criticism of his firing of FBI Director James Comey amid the agency's investigation of possible links between Russian Federation and Trump campaign associates. Green did not say when he would file a privileged resolution for impeachment , which would have to be considered in the House within two days, but said he was working with constitutional lawyers.

by | May 25, 2017 | 11:58

Pyongyang insists that the program is necessary to counter U.S. threats against the country. South Korea says it has fired warning shots at an object that flew across the demilitarised zone from North Korea . China fully implemented its UN Security Council sanction commitments towards North Korea and would continue to play a constructive role in negotiations, Wang said.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:24

JOHN YANG: Do you see much reason for optimism that President Trump is going to get these talks, this peace process going again? Let's start by conceding that the White House achieved all of its short-term objectives. Clashes broke out near a checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah involving several hundred stone-throwing youths and Israeli soldiers who responded with rubber bullets and tear gas, leaving at least one wounded.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:18

She said this meant the police would have 3,800 soldiers to call on and equipment for "as long as we need them". She said he had been known to security forces "up to a point". Twelve of them were aged under 16. He did not provide details, and said it is unclear whether Abedi was part of a larger network of attackers. On Tuesday, a 23-year-old man was arrested in Chorlton in connection with the attack.

by | May 25, 2017 | 12:51

Authorities initially believed Abedi had acted alone but are investigating whether he was part of a larger network. According to his father, he was studying economics in Manchester . Authorities in Britain have become increasingly angered by United States leaks from the investigation, including the bomber's name on Tuesday and the photos of blood-stained fragments from the bomb on Wednesday.

by | May 25, 2017 | 12:16

National Association of Clean Air Agencies executive director S. William Becker said he was astounded the administration didn't change much from their initial March budget proposal, even after bipartisan opposition from Congress. The former tea party congressman told the Budget Committee that he went line by line through the federal budget and asked, "Can we justify this to the folks who are actually paying for it?" "I hate to say it, but I would say the budget was dead before the ink was ...

by | May 25, 2017 | 12:59

President Donald Trump at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. Netanyahu said he hoped an Israeli prime minister could soon make the same flight. president, largely because flights between Saudi Arabia and Israel don't happen. Meanwhile, Palestinian activists are calling for a "Day of Rage" when Trump visits the West Bank on Tuesday.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:10

Check out Federal News Radio's latest podcasts. The national survey showed the administration's messaging on the Comey firing failing overall and a bleak approval rating for the president who's barely held elected office. At the very top of the reasons for the inquiries is protecting the United States from any further Russian intrusion and influences of our elections. Testifying before a House panel, former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan said he was aware of contacts ...

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:03

In the final remarks that concluded his first visit to the region, U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that peace between Israel and the Palestinians is "possible". US President Donald Trump began his visit Tuesday to Israel by warning of the threat that Iran could pose if it were to develop nuclear weapons. The US President visited the holiest site Jews can pray at - the Western Wall - and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem before meeting Reuven Rivlin, the Israeli ...

by | May 25, 2017 | 12:10

After hosting Mr Abbas at the White House in March, Mr Trump boldly stated that achieving peace is "something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as hard as people have thought over the years". "I want you to know how much we appreciate the change in American policy on Iran which you enunciated so clearly", Mr Netanyahu, who had an acrimonious relationship with former USA president Barack Obama, told Mr Trump at his official residence.

by | May 25, 2017 | 11:50

Police said the bomber had acted alone. Police also raided a block of flats near Manchester Piccadilly station in the city centre, requiring them to carry out a controlled explosion and briefly close the railway line. The premier travels to Brussels on Thursday for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, where she will urge the alliance to fully join in the fight against Islamic State and tackle what she's called "poisonous" online material that radicalizes young Muslims, according to ...

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:05

If launched from within North Korea , the missile could potentially strike all of Japan, South Korea, and even USA forces in Guam. South Korea said its military fired an unspecified number of warning shots on Tuesday after detecting an object flying across the border.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:05

NY [U.S.A.], May 23: With an aim to resolve the Middle-east conflict, U.S. President Donald Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to advance the peace process. For Palestinians, East Jerusalem is a symbol of their national struggle and home to Islam's third-most sacred site , the al-Aqsa mosque, and the nearby glittering Dome of the Rock.

by | May 25, 2017 | 12:40

Iran's top foreign policy officials have responded by mocking the lack of democracy in Saudi Arabia, the USA ally from whose capital Trump lambasted Tehran, and by accusing the United States of destabilizing the Middle East through its support of Israel, and not only.