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by | May 27, 2017 | 06:32

He also "vetted" ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad out of the contest probably because he knew which way the popular opinion had swung because of the economic hardship Iran's challenging regional policies were attracting. Oubai Shahbandar, a Syrian-American analyst and fellow at the New America Foundation's International Security Program, said Tehran seems to go to great lengths to complain when the United States and the Arab Coalition take it to task "for its very real and unsafe malign ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 06:53

Trump spoke Tuesday after a meeting in Bethlehem with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas . They are ready to reach for peace. While the two talked at length about peace negotiations, with Abbas confirming he is " committed to working with ( Trump ) to reach a historic peace deal between us and Israel ", Palestinians rallied outside chanting slogans such as " Trump , listen!" Trump arrived in Bethlehem in a motorcade, crossing a checkpoint at Israel's ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 06:14

In an executive order titled "Establishment of presidential advisory commission on election integrity", Trump said the move was aimed at promoting "fair and honest federal elections". He's hoping Kobach and the commission conduct a fair investigation. They warned that the panel would be used to lay the groundwork for stricter voting requirements that could make it more hard for poor and minority voters to access the ballot box.

by | May 27, 2017 | 06:23

A grim-faced Park, wearing a blue trouser suit, a badge with her prisoner number, and no make-up, walked into the courtroom at Seoul Central District Court, avoiding meeting the glance of her longtime secret confidante and co-accused Choi Soon-Sil.

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:57

In this May 23, 2017, photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner , left, and his wife Ivanka Trump watch during a visit by President Donald Trump to Yad Vashem to honor the victims of the Holocaust in Jerusalem. Thus, it is unclear whether the contact in the meeting, Kouchner and Kislyak. The news comes a day after it was reported Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to disclose Russian Federation meetings and other foreign contacts on his security clearance application.

by | May 27, 2017 | 06:36

The White House made no immediate response to either report . Of particular interest is Kushner's participation in a meeting with Russia's Ambassador to the U.S. And the White House staff itself could be facing upheaval. The Washington Post reported that it was "the extent and nature" of Kushner's meetings with Russian officials that has interested the agency.

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:53

USA lawmakers demanded stronger action. A congressional aide told The Associated Press that two members of Erdogan's security detail were detained on the scene Tuesday by diplomatic security agents, and they quickly claimed diplomatic immunity and were released.

by | May 27, 2017 | 06:10

OPEC member Venezuela officially said on Tuesday that it is supporting the proposal for a nine-month extension of the deal. Leftist President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday compared the mounting worldwide pressure against Venezuela's government to the Nazis' treatment of Jews during the Holocaust.

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:17

The leak came after the name of the alleged attacker, 22-year-old Salman Abedi , was reported by United States media on Tuesday, quoting USA officials, before British police had released it publicly. Special Deterrent Force spokesman Ahmed bin Salem said Thursday that 22-year-old Salman Abedi's mother and three of his siblings in Libya were summoned for questioning.

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:26

Kushner also met with Sergey Gorkov, the head of Vnesheconombank, which has been the subject of USA sanctions following Russia's annexation of Crimea and its support of separatists in eastern Ukraine, reports NBC News . "That does not mean they suspect him of a crime or intend to charge him", says the NBC News . He also led the presidential transition's foreign policy efforts.

by | May 27, 2017 | 06:30

Abedi had been a "regular kid", who went out and drank until around a year ago when he "dropped off the radar", the Times reported the bomber's former landlord's nephew as saying. A man in connection with the Manchester bombing attack has been arrested, according to a police statement released on late Wednesday. Earlier, interior minister Amber Rudd said the bomber had recently returned from Libya.

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:56

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attack. He said Salman visited Libya a month and a half ago and only returned to Manchester after winning a cheap ticket to Umrah. France's interior minister said Abedi is believed to have also traveled to Syria and had "proven" links with the Islamic State group. Earlier, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd attacked the early release of Salman Abedi's name to the U.S.

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:52

Abedi died in the explosion. A total of 11 people have been arrested in Britain and Libya over Monday's suicide bombing on a pop concert in the northwestern English city of Manchester by a British-born man of Libyan origin. MANCHESTER, England (AP) - KISS has canceled its show at the arena where deadly terrorist attacks occurred at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England , earlier this week.

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:05

In parts of the United Kingdom it was set to be the hottest day of the year today with temperatures hitting 30C (86F). But before you go planning your barbecues the Met Office has warned there could be some thunderstorms across the United Kingdom this weekend.

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:59

Following the recent communal clashes in Saharanpur , lawyer Sanobar Ali Qureshi on Friday filed the petition in the apex court seeking its intervention and a direction to the Uttar Pradesh Government to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the matter under the supervision of a sitting judge of the High Court.

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:15

Spokesman Michael Short says the administration needs "every available tool at our disposal" to keep terrorists from entering the United States and committing violence. Courts have rejected this ban as unconstitutional time and time again. The chief judge notes that the travel ban offers "vague words of national security" but, in reality and effect, "drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination".

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:17

It was her most explicit since the election. The Hillary who returned to campus on Friday was a battle-scarred politician who had come agonizingly close to becoming the first female president of the United States. She presented awards to Colombian peacemakers at Georgetown, and made a surprise appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival to discuss saving elephants from poachers in Africa.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:46

The president is reviving the U.S.'s role as the "bringer of peace", she told Fox Business anchor Stuart Varney. In deepening the U.S. alliance with Gulf countries, Mr Trump is bringing it closer to nations that share few cultural values with the United States and have sometimes acted against its interests.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:36

Salman Abedi blew himself up in the Manchester Arena, killing 22 people and wounding scores of others, just moments after the ending of a pop music show featuring American singer Ariana Grande . "The concern is that there may be others out there who helped him to make the bomb". The Polish foreign ministry, which did not name the couple, said: "We share the pain of the family and the loved ones of the victims and express our most honest condolences".

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:28

Philippine intelligence indicates the two groups from different parts of Mindanao are connected, through Isnilon Hapilon , a leader of a radical faction of Abu Sayyaf. Army tanks packed with soldiers have rolled into a southern Philippine city to try to restore control after militants linked to Islamic State group launched a violent siege.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:44

Mrs May was meeting the United States leader at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels where she said she will "make clear to President Trump that intelligence which is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure".

by | May 27, 2017 | 05:03

British police chiefs on Thursday condemned the release of potential evidence while inquiries were ongoing, and said that the leaks represented breaches of trust which undermined their investigation. The force was "confident" it had identified every victim but said they would not be formally identified until after post-mortem examinations were completed in four to five days.

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:49

Quist raised more than $6 million to fund his campaign, include $1 million in the last week of the campaign alone. The Billings Gazette , which serves Montana's largest city, told readers that it had made a "poor choice" by ignoring "questionable interactions" the candidate has had with reporters in the past.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:11

In June 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump demanded Clinton return all donations from Saudi Arabia because the kingdom wants to " kill gays" and "wants women as slaves". "When we look upon the streams of innocent blood soaked into the ancient ground, we can not see the faith or sect or tribe of the victims - we see only that they were children of God whose deaths are an insult to all that is holy".

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:57

The Pentagon denies this and says its rules of engagement remain unchanged and insists its precision-targeting abilities are the best in the world. Moscow is deeply anxious over mass deaths of civilians in Iraq in ongoing bombing and shelling by the US-led coalition, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a commentary posted on the ministry's website on Friday.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:58

The Foreign Secretary said it was "extraordinary" that "there should be any attempt to justify or to legitimate the actions of terrorists in this way" after the Labour leader drew a connection between the country's involvement in the "war on terror" and attacks in Britain .

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:44

She chose the latter. Prosecutors vigorously disputed this charge. Three more jurors were chosen Tuesday to serve on the panel that will hear Bill Cosby's sexual assault case, bringing to eight the number so far agreed upon by prosecutors and the defense team.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:01

Officials said Daesh may have deliberately rigged the building to explode and then used the snipers to intentionally provoke an air strike . Another four people died in a nearby building in the deadliest airstrike for civilian casualties since the air campaign against ISIS began in 2014.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:39

British police say they have resumed sharing information with United States agencies after receiving " fresh assurances ", ending a suspension in the wake of leaks to United States media about the Manchester suicide bombing . "If appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law", he said. "When that trust is breached it undermines these relationships, and undermines our investigations and the confidence of victims, witnesses and their families", he ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:02

What do the Israelis hope will come out of this visit? Israeli media reported, citing an unnamed senior government official, that the prime minister got very angry at the meeting when he learned that so few government ministers had made a decision to come.

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:43

By all accounts, alongside Raisi, who won over 15 million votes, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei doesn't support Rouhani's vision either. "Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon - never ever - and must cease its deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias", Trump said in Jerusalem.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:46

The group was travelling in two buses and a small truck on Friday in Minya province, which is home to a sizeable Christian minority , medical sources and eyewitnesses said . In a statementexternal link on Friday evening, the Swiss foreign ministry said it "condemned with the strongest terms this bloody attack once again targeting the Egyptian Coptic community".

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:09

Although the Trump administration and some media outlets have been drumming up fear of a potential North Korean nuclear attack, little evidence exists that America is in any imminent danger. Beijing has also done "a number of other things on companies" that have dealings with North Korea , Thornton said, without giving details. The KSM said it will discuss the shipment of malaria prevention goods with its North Korean counterparts via fax and email .

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:06

Melania Trump, right, wife of US President Donald Trump speaks with Brigitte Macron, wife of French President Emmanuel Macron as they visit the Magritte Museum in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017 . Viewing the paintings, Mrs. Trump chatted with Brigitte Macron, whose husband won the French presidency this month. "Did you warn [Macron] about Trump's handshakes?" my philanthropist friend asked.

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:54

The force said it was too early to say whether the alert is linked to its investigation into the Manchester bomb attack. Fifteen-year-old Millie Robson, wearing an Ariana Grande T-shirt, told the queen she had won VIP tickets to the pop star's concert.