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by | May 26, 2017 | 13:59

US President Donald Trump's warm support for Saudi Arabia and Israel and his harsh words against Tehran should be seen as signs that the United States and its allies are heading toward war with Iran , former CIA intelligence officer Phil Giraldi told Sputnik.

by | May 26, 2017 | 13:47

Although it is unclear whether Kushner is a main focus of the probe, he is under investigation for the "extent and nature" of his interaction with Russian officials, the Washington Post reported , citing people familiar with the matter.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:12

Flynn recently invoked his Fifth Amendment right to deny Senate subpoena requests related to its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election. "Mr. Comey wants to tell his side of the story and I'm glad he has chosen to do that with the Senate intelligence committee", Warner said. If any of this claim holds up under scrutiny and testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, it could bolster the other yet to be confirmed claim of cozy relations between ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:52

I mean, would you want to vote for that? The incident, capping a campaign seen as a bellwether for next year's mid-term congressional races, occurred as Guardian correspondent Ben Jacobs was trying to ask Gianforte about healthcare, according to an audio tape captured by Jacobs and played on cable television.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:30

Russian Federation will be on the agenda and there were signs that "behind the scenes Trump is prepared to talk about things", Lewis said. He's retracted his vow to label China a currency manipulator and has lavished praise on Chinese President Xi Jinping.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:23

UK Correspondent Ben Lewis is in Manchester, told Larry Williams tensions in the country are incredibly high. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, while Britain's official terror alert was raised to "critical", and hundreds of soldiers were deployed on Wednesday to guard key London sites, including London's Houses of Parliament.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:31

On Wednesday morning, Manchester police arrested three men in the south of the city in connection with the bombing, taking the total number of suspects in custody in the United Kingdom to four. Rada did not give a reason for his arrest. He said he knew the man from the neighbourhood and the mosque but "in the last 15 years, I haven't seen him in trouble at all".

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:15

Greater Manchester Police say two men were arrested overnight in Manchester and in the Withington area in the south of the city. Police are rushing to uncover the network thought to have helped Abedi in the attack. Minister Gerard Collomb said Wednesday on BFM television that British and French intelligence have information that Abedi had been to Syria. The force's statement says: "The brother was aware of all the details of the terrorist attack".

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:15

In his speech yesterday, Mr Trump seemed to acknowledge the complexities of the matter. A sign with " Resistance is not terrorism ", written in both English and Arabic, and a picture of the U.S. I will call them from now on losers. Peace, he said, "can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded or rewarded". Clashes broke out near a checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah involving several hundred stone-throwing youths and Israeli soldiers who responded with ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:57

The vigil, held in warm evening sunshine in front of the Town Hall, drew representatives of different religions who, one by one, condemned Tuesday morning's bombing, which ripped through a crowd leaving a show by USA singer Ariana Grande .

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:11

It also published a diagram showing most of the fatalities occurred in a circle around the bomber, which it said indicated a powerful, high-velocity charge. The BBC , citing unidentified intelligence sources, reported Wednesday that officials believed Abedi had been a " mule ", carrying a bomb made by someone else.

by | May 26, 2017 | 13:58

Iran's state television has declared incumbent President Hassan Rouhani the victor of the country's presidential election, giving him a second four-year term to see out his agenda calling for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:20

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks to the media as he visits the troops of Operation Barkhane, France's largest overseas military operation, in Gao, northern Mali, Friday, May 19, 2017. "My desire in the framework of our military involvement in Africa is to do even more with Europe, more with Germany, but in a pragmatic manner", Macron told journalists.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:35

The violence sent thousands of people fleeing and raised fears of extremists gaining traction in the country. In the operation Five soldiers and two policemen have been killed in clashes with ISIS militants since Tuesday, Russia Today quoted Col.

by | May 26, 2017 | 13:48

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to eventually take up the issue. Left intact were a 90-day ban on all migrants from six Muslim-majority countries - Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen - and a 120-day ban on all refugees. Katyal said he stands by those arguments, but that doesn't mean the president's authority is unbounded. Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall urged the judges not to delve into a "wide ranging inquiry into subjective motivation" in considering Trump's past ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:17

One of the men was detained following searches of an address in the Withington area of the city, while another was arrested in a part of Greater Manchester that was not disclosed. Many European cities, including Paris, Berlin and Brussels , have suffered attacks in the last two years, underlining the importance of confidential intelligence cooperation.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:01

If confirmed, the halt to the sharing investigative details with Britain's most important defence and security ally would underscore the level of anger in Britain at leaks to the US media of details about the police investigation. Libyan authorities said Abedi's brother had been aware of the attack plan. "We have strict guidelines on how and in what ways we cover sensitive stories".

by | May 26, 2017 | 13:35

Any links are diplomatically delicate, with the Arab world strong supporters of the Palestinian cause. A plane carrying reporters accompanying Trump had to stop in Cyprus rather than fly directly. And it seems it hasn't ended there, with more footage released of Donald attempting the same thing again when they landed in Rome, only for Melania to edge away once more, quickly sweeping her hair behind her ear before Donald gets the change to take her hand.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:57

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) celebrates his goal against the Ottawa Senators with teammates Phil Kessel (81), Trevor Daley (6) and Scott Wilson (23) during the second period of game six of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 .

by | May 26, 2017 | 13:36

Flynn similarly said he would not provide information to the Senate Intelligence Committee, which also plans to issue subpoenas to gain access to it. ABC News said Page himself told it about the scheduled testimony . Flynn has since been implicated in offering misleading answers about his Russian Federation contacts to the Pentagon when he applied to renew his security clearance previous year and could face charges for failing to file as a foreign agent after accepting more than $500,000 ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:58

Vatican guidelines indicate that women should wear long sleeves, black clothing and a black veil during private meetings with the pope. The pope presented President Trump with a medal featuring an olive branch. The two influential leaders were set to meet on May 24. Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, had a private audience with Francis at the Vatican in 2014 that lasted 50 minutes.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:55

His wife, Elizabeth Ailes released a statement confirming his passing, according to Drudge Report: "I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes , passed away this morning". "Many people out there would say he saved this country by starting the Fox News Channel ", Earhardt said. Fox News quickly broke into "Fox & Friends" with an alert confirming the news and the co-hosts sounded emotional while reporting the death of their former boss.

by | May 26, 2017 | 13:43

First up, the New York Times are reporting that Trump told Russian officials that the reason he fired the now former Head of the FBI James Comey is exactly what everyone had already thought - the Russian investigation. But Wittes' account shows another version of James Comey: An upset employee being pressured by his boss to take actions, both personal and professional, that went against his own ethical judgement.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:28

Officials say soldiers will be deployed to places like Buckingham Palace , 10 Downing Street and Parliament. The bombing, which took place at the Manchester Arena indoor venue just after the end of a concert by USA pop singer Ariana Grande , was the deadliest in Britain since July 2005, when 52 people were killed in attacks on London's transport network.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:00

During his presidential campaign, Trump cast doubt on NATO, calling it "obsolete" and calling out 23 out of 28 NATO members who are not meeting their pledge to pay 2% of their GDP to fund NATO. British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to confront Trump over concerns that USA officials might be behind the leaks to media outlets. "Terrorism must be stopped in its tracks, or the horror you saw in Manchester and so many other places will continue forever", Trump said, referring to ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:09

British police have arrested two more men in connection with the Manchester attack, taking the number of people in custody to eight, Greater Manchester police said. A possible detonator was also found at the scene, the Times reported. "Rage was the main reason", for the blast that killed 22 at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday, she said, speaking by telephone from Libya.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:55

While declaring terrorism to be a "battle between good and evil", he said that it should be fought by "decent people" of all religions. "Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear", he added. The president then complimented el-Sissi's choice of footwear, telling his Egyptian counterpart "Love your shoes". But unlike in previous presidential addresses on the matter, he suggested no new US policies for promoting this regionally.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:51

Gianforte apologized in his victory speech: "When you make a mistake you have to own up to it. last night I made a mistake, and I took an action that I can not take back". The incident in question happened Wednesday night ahead of a campaign event for Republican candidate Greg Gianforte . The recording does not support the campaign's claim that Jacobs had been asked to leave but rather reflects some broader grievance with reporters.

by | May 26, 2017 | 13:04

He said he considers supporting Rouhani and a vote in favor of the incumbent president. "To me, supporting Dr. Rouhani and voting for him is equal to supporting the mighty Iranian nation", Jahangiri said . Qalibaf, a former Guards commander and police chief, was one of main rivals of president Hassan Rouhani who is seeking a second term. "However, I don't think there will be a significant impact as Qalibaf got [just] six million votes in 2013", he said .

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:22

A source close to the investigation into the bombing told Reuters that the focus was on whether Abedi had received help in putting together the bomb and on where it had been done. Manchester police would not comment on information-sharing, but said at a news conference that the families of attack victims were distressed by leaks.

by | May 26, 2017 | 13:35

Five soldiers and 13 militants were killed, national military spokesman Col. Edgard Arevalo said on Wednesday night. An armoured personnel carrier and government troops march to begin their assault with insurgents from the so-called Maute group, who have taken over large parts of Marawi City , southern Philippines May 25, 2017.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:21

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office issued its long-awaited review of the current American Health Care Act proposal on Wednesday - saying it would leave 14 million more Americans uninsured next year than the ACA would have.

by | May 26, 2017 | 13:16

The White House, responding to hearings on Capitol Hill about contacts between officials in Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation, said on Tuesday, May 23, that there was no evidence of collusion between Trump's team and Moscow.

by | May 26, 2017 | 14:23

RYAN CHILCOTE: The president noted the bloc did, however, shell out for a new home. Trump has a long history of aggressive handshakes, and the strength displayed by Marcon likely came as a surprise to the president. And they will say that, in fact, if you look at the commitment, they have until 2024 to do that. "This is why we will indeed make our contribution to security and solidarity in the common alliance", she said.

by | May 26, 2017 | 13:29

Inspector-General Setyo said the attack is similar to one in Bandung, West Java, in February by a lone militant suspected of having links to a radical network sympathetic to ISIS. It could have been, as most victims were law enforcement. Five officers and five civilians were wounded, he said . "We were anticipating an attack as soon as we heard about the Manchester and Marawi incidents", Wasisto said.