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by | May 27, 2017 | 13:10

Civilians waved flags from their windows to show they are not combatants. The city of Marawi, home to some 200,000 people, has been under siege by militants since a government raid Tuesday night on a suspected hideout of Isnilon Hapilon, who is on Washington's list of most-wanted terrorists.

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:30

Iran says that the missiles built in the new facility and the country's other facilities are not capable of carrying nuclear warheads, according to the country's English-language, state-owned media outlet, Press TV . Trump called on Iran to cease its support of "terrorists and militias". He said Iran was still forming its judgment of the Trump administration.

by | May 27, 2017 | 13:15

According to the Treasure Department, those affected include two senior Iranian defence officials, one of whom allegedly helps to arm the dictator Bashar al-Assad and a China-based network, Ruan Running, that allegedly supports Iran's military by supplying millions of dollars' worth of missile production items.

by | May 27, 2017 | 11:57

President Donald Trump ended a visit to Tehran's arch-foe Saudi Arabia where arms deals worth nearly $110 billion were signed. The nuclear agreement Mr Rouhani's government reached with global powers in 2015, under which most worldwide sanctions have been lifted in return for Iran curbing its nuclear programme, is likely to remain safe.

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:51

Although the White House has stressed that the visit was unofficial and private and the US considers the status of Jerusalem unresolved and subject to negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, the visit carries weight. And could he succeed where others have failed? "Palestinians in Bethlehem say they feel like they're living in a ghetto with it". Trump's arrival to Israel was stacked with symbolism.

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:45

After signing a gargantuan US$110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia , and a smaller one of US$2 billion with the UAE, the United States president has moved on to Israel where he hopes to kick-start the stalled Palestine-Israel peace talks.

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:49

Attorney Jamie Gorelick issued the statement on his behalf amid reports the FBI is investigating meetings Kushner had with Russian officials in December. A majority of Americans believe that President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey to deter that agency from investigating Trump's ties to Russian Federation, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:19

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni acknowledged there had been no breakthrough on climate change , describing the future of the Paris pact as "still hanging", as Trump reviews the arguments for and against the United States ditching the global deal.

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:02

He also noted that Iran , Russia and Turkey along with other countries can accelerate Astana talks to bring peace, stability and welfare to the region. "Maybe it will help if Saudi leaders let their people to decide over their country's fate by casting their vote". No mention of the fact that every single terrorist attack in the West from 9/11 down to the bomb in Manchester Arena on Monday night was carried out by Sunni fanatics, majority of Arab origin, whereas Iran's population is ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:23

The death toll from severe flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka reached 100 on Saturday, government officials said. Several thousand people have been evacuated from the affected area. Authorities closed all schools in the Sabaragamuwa province, about 90 kilometers (55 miles) east of Colombo due to the rains and floods. "We have appealed to the people living on the banks of the rivers affected by floods to vacate their homes", Minister of Home Affairs Vajira Abeywardena said.

by | May 27, 2017 | 11:48

Goals from France global Pogba and Armenian Henrik Mkhitaryan in each half gave United their first European trophy since 2008, and their first Europa League crown. "Now it is like Ajax and some other clubs with every trophy in the world of football, so it means everything ". With an average age of 22 years and 282 days, Ajax named the youngest side ever to start in a major European final.

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:06

United Kingdom police investigating the suicide bombing in Manchester, England , have stopped sharing information about what they have found with their USA counterparts, according to a BBC report . The Financial Times reported that such images are available across a restricted-access encrypted special global database used by government ordnance and explosives experts in about 20 countries allied with Britain.

by | May 27, 2017 | 13:07

President Donald Trump over leaks of intelligence about the suicide bomb attack at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday, the Guardian newspaper said . The BBC said Manchester Police hoped to resume normal intelligence relationships soon but is now furious. Grande also tweeted out a link for donating to the British Red Cross and its efforts to support the victims of the concert bombing.

by | May 27, 2017 | 11:36

Relatively smaller pictures of Jana Sangh leaders Syama Prasad Mookherjee and Deendayal Upadhyaya stood on the sidelines. "The BJP government under Modiji is the most decisive and transparent government", Shah said while highlighting the achievements of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government on completion of three years in office.

by | May 27, 2017 | 11:33

He also predicted "fairly robust" talks on whether Trump should honour a USA commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement. But growth remains lower than before the Great Recession, and worries stalk the recovery. It reflects in part pessimism among businesses about future growth and earnings and makes them reluctant to risk spending on the new machinery, facilities or software.

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:57

KEITH: That's where the sentence ended and is all Trump said in his speech about Article 5 . According to U.S. government figures, Germany past year boasted a $64 billion (57 billion euros) trade surplus with the US. But that was a historical observation, not a pledge for the future. In what may have been an attempt at Trump-friendly sloganeering, Stoltenberg summed up Article 5 by declaring, gamely, "All for one, and one for all!" "I don't want to be part of this new political culture ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:04

Abedi had travelled to Libya to visit his parents and departed four days before he blew himself up outside the concert, his mother told authorities. Ramadan Abedi had earlier claimed his son was innocent, saying: "We don't believe in killing innocents". According to the Guardian, Prime Minister Theresa May will confront US President Donald Trump over the stream of leaks of crucial intelligence when the pair meet Thursday at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit meeting in Brussels.

by | May 27, 2017 | 13:14

It is understood that police have stopped sharing information on the bombing with their U.S. law enforcement counterparts following the leaks. Authorities were investigating whether Abedi had possible contacts with extremists in Germany, including during a 2015 visit to Frankfurt, the official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:30

German weekly Der Spiegel quoted Mr Trump as saying in a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday that Germans were " very bad " on its vehicle sales to the United States , and vowed to "stop this". " No doubt this will be the most challenging G7 summit in years ", European Council president Donald Tusk said before the meeting opened. As reported early by, the Kenyan leader was set to rub shoulders with some of the most powerful leaders ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:02

Some torrential thundery outbreaks are likely in places, leading to some localised flooding, especially on the roads where some travel disruption may occur. Please monitor forecasts through this weekend". Lightning strikes may also hit the city, which could cause power cuts, the officials say. But in spite of the risk of storms, the temperatures should hold up with East Anglia seeing highs of 26C tomorrow and 23C on Sunday, though it is expected to cloud over in the afternoon.

by | May 27, 2017 | 11:41

The conversations focused on Paul Manafort , who headed the Trump campaign at the time, and Michael Flynn , who was advising Trump on national security issues, according to the report . "There are court decisions that provide there may be a limited Fifth Amendment right in terms of document production, but it is only limited". Citing three current and former USA officials familiar with the intelligence, the newspaper said the conversations focused on Paul Manafort, then the Trump ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 11:51

A 23-year-old man - named in reports as Abedi's older brother Ismail - was detained in Chorlton, south Manchester , on Tuesday. Abedi's father, Ramadan Abedi, and brother, Hashim, are the two arrests in Libya. Although the LIFG disbanded, Mr Haroun said the elder Abedi belongs to the Salafi Jihadi movement, the most extreme sect of Salafism and from which al-Qaeda and Islamic State hails.

by | May 27, 2017 | 13:10

But upon questioning from Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., Brennan said: "I saw interaction that in my mind raised questions of whether it was collusion". Leaders of the Senate investigation now say they may hold him in contempt of Congress. Briefing reporters following a closed-door intelligence meeting on Tuesday, Sens. "Businesses are not protected by a Fifth Amendment, individuals are so we are going to continue to gather as much information we can in order to get to the facts", the senator ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 11:58

The others are French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May and the host of the summit, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni . Nine fighter jets soared into the sky above Taormina, leaving a trail of smoke in the red-white-green colors of the Italian flag. Italy chose to stage the summit in Sicily to draw attention to Africa, which is 140 miles (225 km) from the island at its closest point across the Mediterranean.

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:16

Fadil said he would often see Ismail at the Didsbury Mosque in Manchester , a meeting point for the city's Arab and North African Muslim population. The images, which police said were taken at Arndale shopping centre in Manchester , appear to show Abedi wearing the same blue backpack he used during the attack.

by | May 27, 2017 | 11:22

This would involve using Russian diplomatic facilities to prevent the monitoring of conversations between top Trump officials and Russia , according to the Post , which cited USA officials briefed on the intelligence. According to officials who spoke to the Post , while Russian Federation frequently sends out misinformation, it's not clear what leaking this information would accomplish, "particularly at a time when the Kremlin still saw the prospect of dramatically improved relations with ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 11:24

May, in Italy for her first G7 meeting since becoming prime minister a year ago, was set to urge the world's major industrialised nations to encourage technology firms to stop militants moving "from the battlefield to the internet". Recalling that the summit had been destined for his native Florence, Renzi said "we chose to move it when, during an global meeting, some leader made one too many quips about Sicily , on its stereotypes and prejudices".

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:48

Abedi is also said to have visited Frankfurt in 2015. Abedi died in the explosion. British Security Minister Ben Wallace told BBC Radio Friday that United Kingdom police are confident of "rolling up" the network of militants responsible for the Manchester attack .

by | May 27, 2017 | 11:18

During another deadly Taliban attack on security outposts in southern Zabul province on Sunday, local officials made desperate calls to Afghan television stations to seek attention because they were unable to contact senior authorities for help.

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:03

He has no recollection of the calls as described. Meetings devoted to White House operations are scheduled for next week, officials said. Both those meetings have since been publicly acknowledged by the White House , but Kushner initially failed to declare them on forms submitted to obtain a security clearance.

by | May 27, 2017 | 11:12

Attackers often use these items in homemade bombs to increase the amount of damage inflicted. Britain raised its terrorism alert level to "critical" - the highest step - after the blast, signaling that another attack could be imminent, and Prime MinisterTheresa May cut short her trip to the Group of Seven meeting in Sicily later this week.

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:28

The country now has the worst inflation in the world , recorded at over 700 per cent and protesters are blaming President Nicolas Maduro , Mr Chavez's successor, for the dire economic situation, food shortages and rising crime. Some witnesses say the man was targeted because he was trying to steal from the protesters, while Maduro says the man was singled out because he supports the government.

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:16

Rouhani said that Iran's missiles were "for our defense and for peace, they are not offensive", adding that he would not need permission from the U.S. A day earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif linked the harsh tone of Trump's speech to the trade deals the U.S. struck during his visit to the kingdom, including large weapons sales.

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:05

In 2016, however, Iran's economy grew by 6.5 percent, oil production is rising, the banking system has been reformed and the inflation, which was 34.7 percent four years ago, is now 8.9 percent. Iran's president has no say over these areas, according to experts. Already fragile diplomatic and trade ties between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite-dominated Iran were severed a year ago after Saudi Arabia executed a Shi'ite cleric and as a result, protesters ransacked the Saudi embassy in Iran.

by | May 27, 2017 | 12:00

Trump sparked concern when he backed away from the long USA commitment to a two-state solution to the conflict, saying he could support one state if it meant peace. The president notably avoided all of the thorny issues that have stymied peace efforts for decades. Over two days, Trump is to meet separately with both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and visit holy sites.