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by | May 27, 2017 | 21:47

One of the ships reached Sri Lanka this morning and another will reach tomorrow. The first vessel with humanitarian aid from India arrived in Colombo earlier on Saturday. The DMC issued evacuation notices to residents along the Kelani river, which flows through Colombo , amid fears that it was about to burst its banks.

by | May 27, 2017 | 21:57

The launch "completely verified" the reliability and accuracy of the device and its late-stage warhead guidance system, KCNA said, adding the test results were "perfect". Some of them travelled into the South's territory, he said. The Trump administration has said there should be no talks until North Korea takes steps toward getting rid of its nuclear arsenal.

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:40

Labour also said if it wins the election on June 8 it would increase taxes on Britain's highest earners, introduce a levy on financial transactions and impose an "excessive pay levy" on companies with staff earning more than 330,000 pounds.

by | May 27, 2017 | 21:40

Another sponsor was Sen. Lawmakers who backed the bill said they do not believe that its passage, which would require support by the House of Representatives and President Donald Trump to become law, would violate terms of the global nuclear agreement with Iran reached in 2015.

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:31

As for follow-up, "The one thing that it probably will be is quiet and discreet", the official said. Officially, this territory has all been annexed, but it's an unrecognized annexation, which in practice means it's every bit as occupied as the rest of the West Bank.

by | May 27, 2017 | 22:02

Tusk said on Friday he was less "optimistic" and "sentimental" on Russia than Trump, who urged better ties with Moscow during his election campaign and whose presidency has been clouded by investigations into his campaign's contacts with Russian officials.

by | May 27, 2017 | 21:12

Budget director Mick Mulvaney said the proposed sale would not cause a security risk, citing increased oil production from fracking and other drilling techniques that have opened up areas once out of reach. Congress created it in 1975 after the Arab oil embargo caused fears of long-term motor fuel price spikes that would harm the USA economy. The budget proposal would shrink the stockpile to less than 260 million barrels.

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:13

The attack happened at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday at the Manchester Arena, killing 22 people and injuring more than 60, the BBC reported . Protests have been lodged at every relevant level between the British authorities and our United States counterparts. In Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit on Thursday, Prime Minister Theresa May confronted Trump over the issue.

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:42

The first couple were on their way to meet Pope Francis . When the US President extended his hand to Melania, she swatted his hand away. First lady Melania Trump steps out of a vehicle as she arrives at Chierici Palace, part of a visit of the G7 first ladies in Catania, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017.

by | May 27, 2017 | 21:26

The Prime Minister said she would raise the leaks with US President Donald Trump in the margins of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels , stressing that the "special relationship" was based on trust. Trump said in a statement that he has directed the Department of Justice to open an investigation - and that "if appropriate", the person responsible will be "prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law".

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:23

Gen. Massoud Jazayeri, refuted the comments by the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for urging a policy shift in Tehran's conduct during President Hassan Rouhani's second term. During his four years in office, the Iranian people have seen little difference in the conditions they face. Municipal councils have been in Iran's constitution since after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

by | May 27, 2017 | 21:41

Gen. Joe Martin. "The Coalition takes every feasible measure to protect civilians from harm". The current U.S. strategy of isolating ISIS inside cities such as Mosul and Raqqa can place civilians at additional risk. United States officials say they went through close to 700 hours of footage taken from jets during, before and after the attack and sent investigators to the scene in the aftermath.

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:16

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 . The claims were published by the New York Times which said it spoke to three current and former USA officials familiar with the intelligence. Warner and Senate Intelligence Committee chair Sen.

by | May 27, 2017 | 21:47

He said Iran was still forming its judgement of the Trump administration. Speaking at his first news conference since winning a second term in Friday's presidential election in Iran, Mr Rouhani dismissed the summit as "just a show". The Iranian leaders remarks support recent comments by senior military leaders in the country, who have repeatedly declared that Iran will " never stop " developing ballistic missiles, a program that has raised concerns with the USA intelligence community, ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:35

He said no one can claim that stability would be restored to the region without Iran's role, adding, "The US administration has never fought terrorism, but the American people are certainly against terrorists and don't want terrorism in the world".

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:13

President Donald Trump at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday. British officials are particularly angry that photos detailing evidence about the bomb used in the Manchester attack were published in The New York Times , although it's not clear that the paper obtained the photos from USA officials.

by | May 27, 2017 | 21:40

This will be nine days. "I think we hit a home run no matter where we are", the president said. James Comey, the former FBI director leading the Russian probe until Trump abruptly fired him, is still expected to testify before Congress about the memos he kept on conversations with the president that involved the investigation.

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:17

He didn't talk about the U.S. Embassy. During the ceremony Tuesday morning, Rivlin identified himself as a seventh-generation Jerusalemite and noted."Next week, we will celebrate 50 years since Jerusalem was united, and the Jewish people were able to once again pray at the Western Wall".

by | May 27, 2017 | 21:20

The terrorist group is aiming to create an Islamic State " province " in Mindanao and will target anyone to achieve their objective, Calida warned. Through the attack on Marawi , Gunaratna says the groups hope to demonstrate that they could seize and hold cities, and thus graduate from being an "emerging vilayat", or region, of the caliphate, to becoming a fully declared province .

by | May 27, 2017 | 21:33

Attorney General Jeff Sessions countered that the court s move "blocks the president s efforts to strengthen this country s national security". A central question in the case is whether courts should consider Trump's public statements about wanting to bar Muslims from entering the country as evidence that the policy was primarily motivated by the religion.

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:20

These leaks have been going on for a long time and my administration will get to the bottom of this", Trump said. Britain briefly suspended intelligence-sharing with the United States over the leaks, but Tillerson said their "special relationship" would "withstand this particular unfortunate event".

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:52

Controversy precedes the USA president on his stop in Israel as well, following Trumps alleged disclosure of Israeli intelligence to Russian officials. She explained, "If the United States wants to further peace in the Middle East, and elsewhere, the best start is to demonstrate clear, principled leadership, defined by our free principles and not by intimidation".

by | May 27, 2017 | 21:27

Making a further gesture of good will, he dispatched his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, to London to convey solidarity over the suicide attack, which left 22 dead. A senior USA law enforcement official told NBC News that the same photos were provided to American investigators by British authorities. For months, Trump has been railing against leaks from inside the USA government.

by | May 27, 2017 | 19:58

Trump has in the past dismissed global warming as a "hoax perpetrated by the Chinese". The anti-Paris crowd wants Trump to ignore the so-called "swamp" of D.C., claiming that staying in the United Nations agreement could undermine the president's plan to roll back Obama-era energy and environment regulations.

by | May 27, 2017 | 21:00

The President and the First Lady were in Rome for their first audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican. During his Middle East tour, Trump signed military deals worth almost $110 billion with Saudi Arabia and urged Arab leaders to join hands to "isolate Iran " for its financial and military support for "terrorists and militias", to quote his words.

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:04

In a sign that the long-standing problem of militancy in the south could be expanding, Solicitor General Jose Calida said foreigners are fighting alongside the gunmen in Marawi , including Indonesians and Malaysians. Hapilon has sworn allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. "The Commission reminds the members of its police force and army in Mindanao where the limits of their power lie in regards to protecting its civilians", it said in a statement on Friday.

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:33

Although talk of all-out-war between America and Russian Federation may seem remote, the possibility that Moscow may try to extend its influence in Eastern Europe had increased in recent years, according to many Kremlin-watchers. Some of the leaders looked sideways at each other as he spoke. He used a ceremony to dedicate the memorial to NATO's resolve in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States as a platform from which to exhort leaders to "focus on terrorism and ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:03

Neither the alliance nor member nations pay the United States . "If NATO countries made their full and complete contributions, then NATO would be even stronger than it is today, especially from the threat of terrorism". we will stop this", he reportedly told the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk , according to the New York Daily News.

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:42

The vote passed by a single-party majority, with 217 Republicans voting in favor and every House Democrat along with 20 Republicans opposed. "Congress's focus must be to lower premiums with coverage which passes the Jimmy Kimmel Test", Cassidy said in statement, referencing the late-night talk-show host who garnered national attention last month with his tearful monologue about his newborn's heart surgery.

by | May 27, 2017 | 19:38

An evacuation in Moss Side is under way as part of a search linked to the Manchester terror attack. The police also cleared that 13 arrests have been made so far in relation to the ongoing terrorism investigation. Nearly simultaneously, officers raided a pizza shop in St Helens, Merseyside , which had been rented by two men believed to be of Libyan descent. Greater Manchester Police searched the house, which is 15 miles east of Liverpool and 25 miles west of Manchester, this morning in ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:35

Trump declared that he would not call the attackers "monsters", a term he believes they would prefer, instead choosing "losers", a longtime favorite Trump insult and one he has directed at comedian Rosie O'Donnell, Cher and others. He did not weigh in on Israeli settlements, the status of Jerusalem or even whether the US would continue to insist on a two-state solution giving the Palestinians sovereign territory.

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:43

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk are representing the European Union at the event, which follows yesterday's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. Officials acknowledge the summit is effectively about damage limitation against a backdrop of fears among United States partners that the Trump presidency could undermine the worldwide order in place since World War II.

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:27

A police officer and a suspected suicide bomber have been killed in twin explosions near a bus station in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta , according to official reports. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. A similar type of bomb was used by a lone attacker in the Indonesian city of Bandung in February.

by | May 27, 2017 | 20:28

Those included five since the Westminster attack in March this year. Troops have been deployed to free up police officers for patrols and investigations. partner ITV News reported Wednesday. Theresa May has said she will make clear to Donald Trump that intelligence shared between America and Britain "must remain secure" after Greater Manchester Police stopped passing details to their USA colleagues.

by | May 27, 2017 | 19:37

Taiwan is the first country in Asia to declare same-sex marriage as legal, and Wednesday's ruling could pave the way for gay weddings to be performed in the island country. There was already legislation working through the Legislative Yuan to allow same-sex marriage, but it has been held up by traditionalists who philosophically disagree with the policy, the BBC said.