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by | May 27, 2017 | 10:57

The Crystal Maze arrives on Channel 4 in June. Ahead of Ayoade's hosting of the new 20-episode season, the first promotional pictures of the new presenter in the role have been released by Channel 4 . The series is filmed at a swanky purpose-built maze in Bristol that spans over 30,000 square feet, and it's being created by original Crystal Maze designer, James Dillon (The Royle Family).

by | May 27, 2017 | 11:44

Speaking alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas , Trump offered his condolences and condemned the "wicked ideology" that led to the attack. "Instead of ignoring or downplaying the role of faith - as many politicians have mistakenly done throughout the years - our president has instead honored its unparalleled influence on the hearts and minds of believers to advance the cause of peace", the Rev.

by | May 27, 2017 | 10:58

The bomb used in the Manchester attack Monday combined an explosive charge with shrapnel of nuts and screws meticulously arranged for maximum damage, according to photographs published by the New York Times . Of the 22 people killed in Monday night's bombing attack, many were children. Over 60 people were also hospitalised, many with life-threatening injuries.

by | May 27, 2017 | 11:25

The president wants to continue to keep sanctions in place ... Washington will not ease sanctions on Russian Federation over the conflict in Ukraine and may even get tougher on Moscow , the White House said Friday, ending uncertainty over the USA position on the thorny issue.

by | May 27, 2017 | 09:47

Premiums for many Americans would go down, because CBO analysts found less-healthy people would drop out of the marketplace - without health care coverage . "This CBO report again confirms that the American Health Care Act achieves our mission: lowering premiums and lowering the deficit". While Republicans repeatedly warn that Obamacare is collapsing, CBO said sufficient demand remains under current law for insurance marketplaces to stay "stable in most areas".

by | May 27, 2017 | 11:19

Based on a statement from the White House, European leaders had expected that Trump would commit to the core mission of the alliance established in 1949 that bonds the United States and Europe based on the principle, known as Article 5, that an attack on one member state is an attack on all.

by | May 27, 2017 | 10:17

Recently, Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate and an influential member of the business lobby, The Black Chamber of Commerce, have written letters to President Trump encouraging him to keep his promise to pull the U.S. He also predicted "fairly robust" talks on whether Trump should honor a USA commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement .

by | May 27, 2017 | 11:30

During a meeting of world leaders at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels , the United States president appeared to be eager to greet his French counterpart, however, Mr Macron made a bee-line for the German Chancellor.

by | May 27, 2017 | 09:42

A 12-volt battery that was a possible power source. However, the poll also suggested that 41 per cent of respondents believe the Conservatives would handle defence and security best, compared to 18 per cent who said the same of Labour. The UK terror threat level remains "critical", meaning another attack could be imminent and additional Army and armed police officers are patrolling major sites, including the transport network, across the UK.

by | May 27, 2017 | 10:08

The guests included also German Chancellor Angela Merkel's husband, Joachim Sauer, who rarely joins his wife overseas, Shinzo Abe's wife, Akie Abe, and Italian host Paolo Gentiloni's wife, Emanuela Mauro. This year's G7 summit got underway on Friday with a ceremony for world leaders (from left) European Council President Donald Tusk , Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S.

by | May 27, 2017 | 09:43

The White House's real position on bringing back coal jobs was revealed after Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn made it clear in a meeting with reporters that coal isn't even good feedstock anymore, and the future of American energy is in natural gas, solar, and wind.

by | May 27, 2017 | 09:29

The act was being widely denounced online. Plumbers could find they have an untapped line of business in modern politics, according to the European Council's President Donald Tusk , who said the workmen would do a better job of preventing information leaks than some high-level diplomats.

by | May 27, 2017 | 10:17

Abedi's father reportedly protested his son's innocence in the hours before his arrest. Police previously carried out raids on properties across Manchester , which saw five arrests in the south of the city, in Wigan where one arrest was made and Nuneaton, Warwickshire, where another man was detained.

by | May 27, 2017 | 09:42

The guide was also sick, but he dragged himself to the camp at South Col, located at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet). Climbers from the U.S. and Slovakia also died on the Nepali side of the mountain on Sunday. The guide left Kumar with supplementary oxygen as he could not walk. Nepal has cleared 371 mountaineers to climb the Everest during the current season, ending this month.

by | May 27, 2017 | 09:50

Leicester winger Marc Albrighton received a nasty bruise under his eye after being caught by Fernandinho's elbow in a second-half challenge. Zabaleta is one of seven City players out of contract this summer, alongside Willy Caballero , Gael Clichy , Bacary Sagna , Tosin Adarabioyo, Yaya Toure and Jesus Navas .

by | May 27, 2017 | 09:29

The Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi had links to an Isis cell in the city which sponsored hundreds of people to fight with the extremists, it has been reported. This will include Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, Embassies and the Palace of Westminster. Soldiers are on the streets of London, a deployment created to free up police officers to pursue the terrorists behind the attack.

by | May 27, 2017 | 11:06

Gen Saad Maan did not give a time frame for the investigation but said "legal measures will be applied. against wrongdoers". "But as long as the conflict in Iraq is still raging, we call on Iraqi and US-led coalition forces to desist from using explosive weapons with wide area effects, including artillery and mortars in crowded residential areas and to take all feasible precautions to avoid civilian casualties".

by | May 27, 2017 | 10:14

Coptic Christians were also attacked Palm Sunday at two separate churches in Egypt. Copts make up just 10 percent of the population in Egypt, and have little representation in government. They reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under worldwide law, including global human rights law, global refugee law and worldwide humanitarian law, threats to worldwide peace and security caused by terrorist ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 10:32

Rosenstein is overseeing the FBI's investigation because Attorney General Jeff Sessions had to recuse himself due to his own undisclosed Russian contacts during the campaign. "I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and United States persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals", he said.

by | May 27, 2017 | 10:38

Rouhani's victory certainly hurt Raisi's previously solid chances . Billboards displaying a picture of Mr. Trump and King Salman with the inscription "Together we prevail" greeted the president in Riyadh , where both leaders signed an arms deal worth $110 billion.US-Saudi cooperation harks back decades, but relations were strained under Mr.

by | May 27, 2017 | 09:20

The Iranian president championed a nuclear deal with the United States and five other major powers in 2015 that led to the lifting of most sanctions against Iran previous year, in return for curbs on its nuclear programme. And only a week after taking office, he signed an executive order to ban immigrants from seven countries - Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen - from entering the United States, a decision that sparked widespread protests at the nation's airports and ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 09:36

Assange took refuge in Ecuador's Embassy in London two years later to escape extradition to Sweden to answer questions about the sex-crime allegations. Policemen and members of the media stand outside the Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017 . The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said Mr Assange still faced the lesser charge of failing to surrender to a court, an offence punishable by up to a year in prison or a fine.

by | May 27, 2017 | 09:45

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has welcomed Rouhani's reelection as bolstering democracy. Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani took barbed swipes at the USA and its ally Saudi Arabia on Monday, hitting back at both a day after President Donald Trump used his first foreign trip to the kingdom to call for further isolation of Iran.

by | May 27, 2017 | 09:44

US President Donald Trump visited Israel's national Holocaust memorial and said that the only way to prevent another genocide of its nature was to never be silent in the face of evil. Following his meeting with Abbas, he said in a final speech before departing the country for Vatican City, that, "the Palestinians are ready for peace", and added that Netanyahu was also "reaching for peace".

by | May 27, 2017 | 09:50

Yet Trump's remarks at a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also seemed to implicitly confirm later reports that Israel was the partner country that provided the intelligence. Israel and Saudi Arabia even take pains to avoid each others' airspace. The display wasn't entirely spontaneous: Israeli media reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made attendance mandatory for all government ministers.

by | May 27, 2017 | 10:10

But the warm reception that President Donald Trump received during his trip to Israel this week signaled that the Israeli Prime Minister is glad and perhaps even relieved by the recent change in US leadership. Early in the morning, Trump met with Abbas in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem during which he emphasized his commitment to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

by | May 27, 2017 | 09:16

Police said three men were arrested Wednesday in south Manchester, where a day earlier a 23-year-old man was also arrested and a number of homes were searched. Meanwhile, with Britain's terror alert at critical the National Health Service said all major trauma units around the country had told staff to be prepared for a possible attack, before the weekend and with the Spring Bank public holiday on Monday.

by | May 27, 2017 | 09:45

The investigation also found that ISIS fighters had not herded civilians into the building prior to the collapse, and that the residents had instead sought shelter in the building. The United States has admitted that at least 105 Iraqi civilians were killed in an air strike it carried out in Mosul in March, BBC News reports .

by | May 27, 2017 | 10:18

Their condition is unknown. The turmoil was the final straw for President Rodrigo Duterte , who on Tuesday delivered on his longstanding threat to impose martial law on Mindanao , the country's second-largest island, to stop the spread of radical Islam.

by | May 27, 2017 | 09:35

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday that the Egyptian forces hit terrorist training camps after the shooting attack that killed 28 Copts in Upper Egypt's Minya governorate. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office issued a statement Friday sending "condolences from the Israeli people to the Egyptian people and to President el-Sissi".

by | May 27, 2017 | 08:54

On Friday evening, it was announced that Egyptian forces had launched a strike against "terrorist training camps" in retaliation for an attack on Coptic Christians. A Hamas spokesman denounced the shooting as "an ugly crime" that benefits only "the enemies of Egypt". Twenty-five additional victims were reportedly injured in the attack, some of them critically.

by | May 27, 2017 | 08:32

The Washington Post reported Friday that Kislyak told his superiors that he and Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin. The White House disclosed Kushner's meeting with Kislyak in March, four months after it happened, and played down its importance. Lewandowski was sacked by Trump in June 2016 over concerns that he was not experienced enough to oversee the general election fight against Democrat Hillary Clinton, but ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 08:57

Terrorism alert level in the country has been raised to its highest, with soldiers deployed at key United Kingdom venues. He said Salman, who was in his second year of studying economics, was planning to return to Libya to spend the holy month of Ramadan with the family.

by | May 27, 2017 | 09:28

He will soon deliver remarks at the unveiling of Article 5 and Berlin Wall memorials. Therefore, Germany will indeed makeour contribution to security and solidarity in the common alliance. "Twenty-three of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they're supposed to be paying for their defense", Trump said during a speech at NATO's headquarters.

by | May 27, 2017 | 08:59

Those intercepted conversations are among many clues that USA intelligence agencies got ahold oaf when they began investigating whether Trump campaign officials were helping Russians influence the 2016 election. Trump vehemently denies any collusion and says he is the victim of an unprecedented witch hunt. Earlier this month, Trump ignited a controversy over whether he records conversations in the White House when he wrote on Twitter , " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" ...