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by | May 26, 2017 | 16:28

Attempts by the Tribune Chronicle to reach AT&T leaders at the company's corporate offices in Dallas were unsuccessful. Workers with the company's wireless division say they are walking off the job because of disputes with their contracts.

by | May 26, 2017 | 16:57

They also disagree on issues like the death penalty and the arms trade but share a fervent opposition to abortion. Trump advisers vigorously contest the idea that the president's more measured tenor overseas is the result of significant staff intervention, arguing that the president himself is behind the approach for his first foreign trip.

by | May 26, 2017 | 17:16

Residents began voting in the special election on Thursday, which asks them to choose among Gianforte , Democrat Rob Quist and Libertarian Mark Wicks to fill the U.S. "Ben walked into a room where a local TV crew was set up for an interview with Gianforte , " BuzzFeed reporter Alexis Levinson tweeted". Asked what will happen if Gianforte is given jail time and nevertheless wins the congressional election, Gootkin replied, "If he is ordered to go to jail by the judge, then I would ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 17:50

Libyan authorities, who are questioning Abedi's parents and siblings, claimed he made a final phone call to his mother on the eve of the attack, in which he said: "Forgive me". More than 50 people were wounded. Ariana Grande , the US pop star who had just finished performing when the bomb ripped through the foyer of Manchester Arena in northwest England on Monday, is hugely popular with pre-teens and teens.

by | May 26, 2017 | 16:47

The Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the Islamic Republic of Iran believes that the Syrian crisis should be resolved through peaceful means. "The Trump administration is doubling down on Saudi Arabia and the thesis that you can create a global, counter-violent Islamist extremist movement that doesn't include Iran", Nicholas Heras, a Middle East expert at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), told Al-Monitor.

by | May 26, 2017 | 17:30

Police say they conducted a pair of raids on Tuesday, one in the Whalley Range neighborhood, in which they scoured the suspect's home, the other in nearby Fallowfield, which police said included a "controlled explosion to enable safe entry".

by | May 26, 2017 | 16:48

On Wednesday, a series of raids were executed across Manchester, Wigan and Nuneaton in Warwickshire, while relatives of Abedi were detained in Libya. A spokesman for the Deterrence Force, which acts as Government of National Accord's police, said the brother was aware of Abedi's plan and the two brothers were both members of the Islamic State group.

by | May 26, 2017 | 17:54

Analysis concluded that the costings for Labour's generous giveaways "would not work" because it would be impossible to raise as much money as the party claims it could. The Conservative commitments to replace the "triple lock" on the state pension with a "double lock" from April 2020 and means-test winter fuel allowance payments represent a "very modest change", according to the think tank.

by | May 26, 2017 | 17:44

President of United States Donald Trump , in his address to the Islamic nations, completely ignored Pakistan and termed India as the most affected country by terrorism. Less than a year ago on the campaign trail, Trump vilified the Saudi influence on United States foreign policy , openly accused the kingdom of being complicit in the 9/11 terror attacks, and demanded the USA be paid for protecting the monarchy.

by | May 26, 2017 | 16:59

British authorities have expressed outrage over the leaked photos, which were shared with American counterterrorism officials. A British official confirms that May discussed the matter with Mr. While Home Secretary Amber Rudd said he was on the radar of the intelligence service "up to a point", it was not clear how much attention officials had paid to his activities and whether authorities could have stopped him.

by | May 26, 2017 | 16:23

There were also conflicting reports on Wednesday about Ramadan Abedi's own background. "We wish we knew more about the travel". Britain raised its threat level from terrorism to "critical" late Tuesday amid concerns that Abedi may have accomplices who are planning another attack.

by | May 26, 2017 | 16:03

A race that was expected to be a test of President Donald Trump's political influence ahead of next year's US congressional elections was jolted by the charge against Gianforte, a wealthy technology executive who had urged voters to send him to Congress to help Trump.

by | May 26, 2017 | 16:00

The ICJ , the primary judicial organ of the United Nations , stayed the death sentence awarded to Jadhav by the Pakistan military court, citing that both - India and Pakistan - were bound by the Vienna Convention and that the rights invoked by New Delhi under the Vienna Convention were plausible.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:43

Antonio Conte's team were overpowered at the Emirates Stadium in September before their fortunes changed. As it sits, everything is in Chelsea's favour, what with Antonio Conte's men looking like the stronger team and Arsenal going into the final with a lot of injury problems.

by | May 26, 2017 | 16:04

After Lewis Hamilton was quickest in FP1, Vettel topped the times by almost half a second in the afternoon session as Mercedes struggled due to a setup error. "I think we can still do, and have to do, something to the vehicle to be more competitive overall and in the race". They're also wider, and I kissed the barrier a couple of times this morning, but I could carry on with no damage.

by | May 26, 2017 | 16:35

On May 23, during his first press conference with both foreign and local media since his sweeping win in the election on a turnout of more than 70%, Rouhani said he hoped Trump and his team would soon learn to "settle down" so that everyone could understand what he was proposing.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:42

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon was quick to attack the Labour leader, describing him as "dithering" and claiming he would "put Britain's security at risk". Asked which conflict since World War Two, to which UK forces had been deployed, had he supported, Mr Corbyn replied: "There are deployments, largely through the United Nations, which are the right thing to do..." Corbyn insisted that wars that sought regime change in Afghanistan Iraq, Libya, and Syria - and Western interventions in ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:35

Melania and Ivanka wore black dresses and veils, traditional Vatican attire for women, considered respectful, though not mandatory. Some criticized her for not covering her hair during a visit to the Western Wall , part of a destroyed Jewish temple complex, or while in Saudi Arabia .

by | May 26, 2017 | 17:07

Silva, who has been a key figure in Monaco's title success this season with eight goals and nine assists in Ligue 1, has made no secret of his desire to move to a bigger club. "He is a good player". "I think not. Honestly, I think not", he told Sport TV . Guardiola already has David Silva , Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin de Bruyne but is set to overhaul the squad after falling short of Premier League champions Chelsea .

by | May 26, 2017 | 16:01

The official said the same photos were provided to American investigators by British authorities. According to a terrorism expert who has been briefed on the investigation, the bomb featured a sophisticated design similar to the bombs used in the attacks in Brussels in 2016.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:33

Thank you, Sir Roger , for all the years of entertainment. and for always keeping the British end up. A private funeral will be held in Monaco according to his wishes, they added . "I was very sad to hear of Roger's passing", said Sean Connery - one of Moore's predecessors for the role that made him a household name across the globe - in a statement.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:32

This would represent a notable gain by Trump in his bid to restart peace talks, as Abbas until now has set preconditions for a return to peace talks, including an Israeli freeze on settlement building. Abbas was keen to "keep the door open to dialogue with our Israeli neighbors". "If peace means that Israel can no longer retain its nature as a Jewish state, if peace means they have to give up control of Jerusalem , if that's peace, that's not peace".

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:34

Later the group talks about Islamophobia in the United States and the Muslims working to counter hateful narratives in the U.S. and around the world. When the president curries favor with a regime guilty of numerous war crimes and lavishes praise on their leaders, that is bad enough, but doing so while aiding and abetting those crimes with more weapons sales is truly disgraceful.

by | May 26, 2017 | 17:07

The force's statement says: "The brother was aware of all the details of the terrorist attack ". British police said Wednesday they had not yet found the bomb maker in the Manchester Arena attack, indicating Salman Abedi was part of a larger cell.

by | May 26, 2017 | 16:46

The military has not explained how the raid on an apartment hideout went so badly wrong. The president has repeatedly warned that he would declare martial law to quell security threats in the country, especially in Mindanao. Nevertheless, the apprehension subsists because Duterte likens this martial he has declared to the Marcos martial law which he describes as "good". "Of course, our country needs modern weapons, we had orders in the United States, but now the situation there is not very ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 16:12

Herrera said troops and special police personnel were deployed after villagers notified the military of the presence of the militants. Militants called in reinforcements and were able to overpower government forces, leading to Hapilon's escape.

by | May 26, 2017 | 16:43

The New York Times later published detailed photographs of the suspected remnants of the bomb. No one has yet been charged in the bombing . More victims of the attack at the Ariande Grande concert were named on Thursday, including off-duty Cheshire police officer Elaine McIver.

by | May 26, 2017 | 17:01

British Prime Minster Theresa May will demand that intelligence "remain secure" after authorities investigating the Manchester bombing became "outraged" that intelligence was leaked to the media , BBC reports . "These relationships enable us to collaborate and share privileged and sensitive information that allows us to defeat terrorism and protect the public at home and overseas", the spokesperson said.

by | May 26, 2017 | 16:38

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has described Emmanuel Macron as a "good-looking lad with a with a good-looking mum", in an apparent dig at the age gap between the newly elected French president and his wife, Brigitte. Darmanin has been named Wednesday May 17, 2017 French Minister in charge of the budget in French President President Emmanuel Macron's first cabinet.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:53

And I intend to do everything I can to help achieve that goal. US President Donald Trump gestures as Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) stands next to him during a reception ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2017.

by | May 26, 2017 | 16:48

It said the photos had been gathered by British authorities at the scene of the attack. "I want to reassure people that the arrests that we have made are significant, and initial searches of premises have revealed items that we believe are very important to the investigation", Manchester's police chief Ian Hopkins said.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:29

In a highly unusual public criticism today, Ms Rudd said it was "likely" the bomber was not working alone and the British authorities had wanted to keep the "element of surprise". But a former Libyan security official alleged that Ramadan Abedi was himself member of a former al-Qaida-backed group in Libya. She told Sky News: "We do know that he was known up to a point to the intelligence services".

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:43

The government said almost 1,000 soldiers were deployed Wednesday in high-profile sites in London and elsewhere, replacing police, who can work on counter-terrorism duties. In a sign of the United Kingdom authorities' anger about the repeated leaks of information in the USA it is understood that police have stopped sharing intelligence on the bombing with their U.S.

by | May 26, 2017 | 17:03

The militants called for reinforcements from an allied group, the Maute, and some 50 gunmen managed to enter the city of Marawi . Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte [BBC profile] declared martial law on the island of Mindanao on Tuesday when heavily armed militants linked to the Islamic State [BBC profile] took over large parts of Marawi City , a provincial capital in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.

by | May 26, 2017 | 15:21

CNN notes that, "under the NATO treaty, members of the alliance must commit 2% of their GDP to defense spending, a benchmark that only five of the alliance's 28 members now meet". President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, Thursday, May 25, 2017 , in Brussels .