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by | May 25, 2017 | 13:47

Our missiles are for peace and for defense ... Rejecting US warnings about testing missiles, Rouhani said Iran's weapons were defensive and the country would test them whenever it deemed necessary. "If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and your soul will be condemned". The report said Iranian officials have a tendency to hype the level of interest, however, noting that global energy companies would invest only if their terms are ...

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:07

This could be a tricky visit. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization meetings will be Trump's debut before the almost 70-year-old alliance. Click the audio player above to hear the full story . At a ceremony with German chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump will unveil a memorial to the 11 September, 2001 attacks featuring part of the destroyed World Trade Center, while Merkel does the same for a fragment of the Berlin Wall.

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:39

The attack also elicited painful memories of the 2015 terror attacks in Paris, where most of the 130 killed were at the Bataclan concert hall. The brothers' father, Ramadan Abedi , was also detained in Tripoli , according to multiple eyewitness reports .

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:39

The market may be disappointed if Thursday's meeting ends with "just" a nine-month extensionAmrita Sen, chief oil market analyst, Energy Aspects Ltd . That already puts American production up there with Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation and cuts further into OPEC's past ability to play a role in setting prices and supplies.

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:34

He was not accompanied by any Israeli leaders during the visit. While past United States presidents have set out broad principles both sides must meet in order to reach a peace deal, Trump has resisted laying out any clear guidelines, instead promising to act as a mediator and urging both sides to take steps toward peace.

by | May 25, 2017 | 15:10

Ms Rudd said she did not believe that the Americans had compromised the investigation. Britain's interior minister, Amber Rudd, said Abedi had recently returned from Libya and her French counterpart, Gerard Collomb, said he had proven links with Islamic State and had probably visited Syria too.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:44

USA officials said the information originated from Israel . With a typical inane understanding of the web of global terrorism that American foreign policy has generated over many years, Trump glibly condemned the bombing atrocity in Manchester as the work of " losers ".

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:14

Cllr Philip Atkins, leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: "Following the shocking events in Manchester , I have asked that the flags on county council buildings be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for the victims". "We have a choice every single day that we wake up to what you can put into the world, and I ask you to please choose love every single day ". You can see the fan-filmed footage of that moment below.

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:46

Police officers have arrested three more men as part of the investigation into Monday's bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. That follows an earlier report from Reuters that Hashem Abedi, Salman's younger brother was arrested by counter-terrorism forces on suspicion of Islamic State links.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:34

As shocking as it sounds, reports suggests, the pigeon was caught above a building near the customs' department in Abdali province near Iraq's border. Some people like to keep birds for pet. 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.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:18

Police have named the suspected bomber as 22-year-old Salman Ramadan Abedi. On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Theresa May raised the country's terrorism threat level to "critical", suggesting "it is a possibility we can not ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack".

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:48

Trump also visited Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, and left what many noted was a brief message compared to his predecessor's. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to speak for many in Israel Tuesday when he said , "Thank you, President Trump, for your steadfast friendship to the Jewish people and the Jewish state.

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:33

Police said three suspects were arrested yesterday around Manchester , and Abedi's father told reporters that Abedi's brother Ismail was arrested in the area on Tuesday. "And as I've said, it continues at a pace". Hett, reported to be 29, had appeared on the reality TV shows " Tattoo Fixers " and " Come Dine With Me ".

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:19

Taiwan's Constitutional Court has ruled that laws forbidding same-sex marriages are unconstitutional, giving the legislature two years to draft new laws in accord with the ruling, the BBC reported Wednesday. Legislation enforcing the new ruling is already working its way through the legislature, where both parties support the legalization of same-sex marriage.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:53

It also assured residents of Marawi City that there were enough government forces and equipment to pursue its military operations. At least 21 people have died in fighting that erupted late Tuesday, when the army raided the Marawi hideout of Isnilon Hapilon, who is on Washington's list of most-wanted terrorists and has a $5 million bounty on his head.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:20

During his visit to Israel , Trump spent his time close to open microphones, giving the world a small glimpse into his private banter with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , according to a report by news agency AP. Trump's approach has largely been welcomed in the region. That would be consistent with Trump's final hours in Israel and the West Bank. On Monday, Trump flew from Saudi Arabia to Israel.

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:01

Rouhani was responding to a question on Monday from The Associated Press at a news conference in Tehran. Saudi Arabia also routinely carries out executions by beheading, including some in public. He made veiled criticisms at security agencies that control large swathes of the Iranian economy and have sought to block his efforts to privatise and attract foreign investment.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:02

Some ASEAN diplomats have expressed concern about whether China is being honest, or whether ASEAN has enough leverage to get China to commit to a set of rules. " China is not giving any timeline to establish the CoC at this point in time ", said an Asean official. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the attempt of President Rodrigo Duterte to raise the issue of possible oil exploration in the West Philippine Sea had only caused alarm to the Chinese government.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:04

He in turn found Pogba who netted his second goal in as many games as his left-foot shot took a huge deflection off Davinson Sanchez and looped in past the helpless Onana. Granted, this season has been far from vintage for Manchester United with Mourinho rightfully receiving criticism for his tactics and combative dealings with the press, but as the referee blew his whistle, the Portuguese manager couldn't contain his delight.

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:19

After photos, apparently showing bloodstained fragments of the bomb, appeared in the New York Times , a Whitehall source said: "We are furious". But after of the bomber's identity and details of the probe were leaked , the intelligence-sharing relationship between close allies London and Washington was left rocking.

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:41

The maximum penalty if convicted of the assault charge is a $500 fine and 6 months in jail. "The nature of the injuries did not meet the statutory elements of felony assault", Gootkin said in a statement. While the Gianforte campaign confirmed that a physical confrontation had taken place, it disputed Jacobs' version of events. In an era of extreme congressional partisanship, toeholds like the Montana seat are valuable ground for both Republicans and Democrats.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:30

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation now provides AWACS surveillance planes to help anti-Daesh operations and trains officers in Iraq but it stresses that these are and should remain non-combat roles. "Tomorrow's meeting will demonstrate NATO's ability to change as the world changes", Mr. Stoltenberg said. The leader of the organisation described the meeting as "short but important", as it will aim to "send a strong message of unity and solidarity".

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:12

USA security sources, citing British intelligence officials, said he was born in Manchester in 1994 to parents of Libyan origin. Islamic State claimed responsibility for what it called revenge against "Crusaders", but there appeared to be contradictions in its account of the operation.

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:34

The two sides also reportedly shared their understanding that such trilateral economic projects could induce North Korea to move toward resolving its nuclear problem, agreeing in principle to resume a number of three-way projects that are now on hold.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:27

Tours of Parliament were called off until further notice, and the guard-changing ceremony at Buckingham Palace, long a favourite of tourists, was cancelled. He said he fled Tripoli in 1993 after Moammar Gadhafi's security authorities issued an arrest warrant and eventually sought political asylum in Britain.

by | May 25, 2017 | 14:11

The two stuck mainly to protocol, avoiding a public reprise of the barbs they aimed at each other during Trump's presidential campaign or the pope's thinly veiled critiques of Trump as a symbol of a dangerously reinvigorated nationalism. Mr Trump received the medal, commenting: "We can use peace". Markuly noted that Trump has talked about peace through strength whereas Pope Francis believes in peace through dialogue and negotiation.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:15

Five soldiers were killed and 31 wounded in the fierce clashes that followed, according to spokesman Colonel Edgard Arevalo, who said 13 militants had been killed. Duterte met Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, late on Tuesday and said he was counting on Russian Federation to supply weapons for the Philippines to fight terrorism.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:10

The dailies highlighted statements by Abbas saying that the real problem for the conflict is with the Israeli occupation and settlements, and that Palestinian independence is the key to stability. Abbas said he welcomed Trump's "noble and possible mission". Yet critics pointed out that while the symbolism of Trump's visit was significant, there were precious few details on his plan for kickstarting negotiations.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:04

According to a report from NY Daily News , Pope Francis teased Melania Trump , asking what she feeds her husband. Tillerson said climate change and migration issues came up in Trump's meeting with the cardinal secretary of state. Ivanka Trump has held meetings at the White House on human trafficking. L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, noted that it contained cuts in subsidies "for the poorest segments of the population" and "a drastic - 10 percent - increase for military ...

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:25

BUFFALO, N.Y (WIVB)- A former campaign adviser to President Trump has been asked to voluntarily interview with the House Committee investigating Russia's ties to the 2016 presidential election. Russian election interference has been a political hot topic ever since Donald Trump fired James Comey last week, then suggested that he made his decision in part because of the FBI's ongoing investigation on the matter.

by | May 25, 2017 | 12:50

Salman Abedi is understood to be a 22-year-old born in Manchester to parents of Libyan descent, and a former University of Salford student. Her French counterpart Gerard Collomb said he had links with Islamic State and had probably visited Syria as well.

by | May 25, 2017 | 13:33

Congress is aiming to pass the bill under a process called reconciliation, which requires only a simple majority of votes in the Senate, where Republicans hold a 52-48 majority, instead of 60 votes. He vowed early this year that the Republican bill will provide "insurance for everybody". In the states that don't request waivers, average premiums would be about 4% lower than under Obamacare, mostly because younger and healthier consumers would be the ones purchasing policies.

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.