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by | May 28, 2017 | 08:31

Trump says he will make a final decision on whether the United States will stay in the Paris climate agreement next week. That tweet set a timeframe for the United States to quickly reconsider its original position, contained in the G7 communique , of abstaining from the pact.

by | May 28, 2017 | 08:37

But the meeting highlighted a divide between the USA and the European G-7 countries over trade and climate-change issues. One potential compromise that's emerged involves staying in the climate accord but adjusting the US emissions targets.

by | May 28, 2017 | 07:33

North Korea has tested similar missiles in recent months, and has vowed to develop an ICBM capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the US . Officially known as the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, the Pentagon likens it to two bullets colliding.

by | May 28, 2017 | 08:09

Britain's health service said Saturday that 63 people injured in the bombing remained hospitalized, 20 of them in critical condition. The men, 20 and 22, are being held on suspicion of terror offences and were arrested after police carried our a controlled explosion to gain entry to a property in the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester.

by | May 28, 2017 | 07:30

USA media outlets have been reporting details about the attack that British officials hadn't wanted to share yet, to help in their investigation. The British investigation is now reportedly focusing on who helped Abedi, and on whether the bomb-maker is still at large.

by | May 28, 2017 | 07:21

Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey ensured a 2-1 victory for Arsenal and handed Wenger a record 7th FA Cup win. Wenger feels class has been somewhat lacking in some of the terrace demonstrations against him and his team this season .

by | May 28, 2017 | 07:25

Donald Trump was the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall. "There is no regional peace process or anything like it", he said , adding "No one is talking about it with us, or with anyone". The Lebanese report said that Saudi Arabia expressed interest in participating in the summit. "It just doesn't make any sense, and if somebody wants to stop the peace process because of that they have a whole bunch of things they're not going to agree on", Green told PJM.

by | May 28, 2017 | 08:04

Climate change is among the most contentious agenda items being addressed Friday at the Group of Seven (G-7) summit in Sicily. Still, the president is hailing the trip as a success. His chief-of-staff, Reince Priebus, said Mr Trump had shown "his commitment to confronting evil, promoting peace and putting America First on [a] historic and highly successful first trip abroad" in a tweet on Friday.

by | May 28, 2017 | 08:24

Iraqis and Syrians have together fought the so-called Islamic State group with Iran's support, Rouhani said, adding that without Iran no regional security and stability is foreseeable. Saudi Arabia immediately cut diplomatic ties and other Sunni Arab countries in the Gulf have taken a harder line on Iran since. By winning more than 50% of the vote, Rouhani avoided a second round of voting, just as he did four years ago when he claimed the presidency for the first time.

by | May 28, 2017 | 08:51

During his trip, Trump pitched the idea of a coalition of Sunni Arab states against Iran and "Islamic extremism" and said Israel could find a communality of interest with such a grouping. Trump came to power promising to be the most pro-Israel president in United States history. In response, Rouhani said Washington should drop its "hostile" policy .

by | May 28, 2017 | 07:01

This "an attack on one is an attack on all" pledge has only been invoked once in NATO's history - for the United States after the September 11 attacks. As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader overseas. After starting his first presidential trip overseas wreathed in smiles, Trump is ending it with rebukes, upbraiding America's European partners over military spending, trade and global warming.

by | May 28, 2017 | 08:22

The Socialist mayor of Lyon Gerard Collomb was appointed interior minister, a key position as France deals with continued terror threats following a series of deadly attacks over the past two years. In a sign of that concern, LR senior lawmaker Francois Baroin disowned party colleague Edouard Philippe for accepting Macron's offer of the job of prime minister on Monday.

by | May 28, 2017 | 07:57

And in a CNN interview , he said , "Islam hates us". And European hopes that Trump could be pressured into a more conciliatory stance on trade, climate change and migration at the G7 summit in Sicily were dashed. Andrei Baklanov, a Russian Middle East expert and former Russian ambassador to Saudi Arabia , suggested that the lack of response indicates the officials are still investigating how its Middle East partners understood the speech and what was actually accomplished during ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 07:20

United Kingdom authorities have arrested another suspect in the "fast moving investigation" into the terrorist attack on the Manchester Arena, bringing the total number of arrests to ten - with eight men still in custody. "Eight men remain in custody for questioning", the police tweet said. Their ages ranged from 18 to 38. Authorities have detained a total of 11 people since the attack, but a 16-year-male and an adult woman were released without charges.

by | May 28, 2017 | 07:54

Kushner, the husband of Ivanka Trump , the president's daughter, emerged this week as federal investigators probe the Trump team's ties to Russian Federation in the wake of last year's unprecedented White House race. Cohn defended Trump's decision to evade the news media, citing the president's "robust" travel schedule. "Mr. Kushner participated in thousands of calls in this time period", Kushner's attorney, Jamie Gorelick, said in response.

by | May 28, 2017 | 07:01

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation diplomats planned to placate Trump with a pledge on Thursday to agree to national plans by the end of this year showing how North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies will meet a promise to spend 2 percent of economic output every year on defense by 2024.

by | May 28, 2017 | 07:07

Despite Trump being indecisive, The White House has said that President Trump's mind had changed after listening to other world leaders. Another change this time around: Trump handed out his mobile phone number to his fellow leaders. The French President greeted Merkel and others before shaking hands with Trump. The president said recent terrorist attacks in England and Egypt underscored the need for the United States to "defeat terrorism and protect civilisation".

by | May 28, 2017 | 08:10

Mr Duterte's words were: "I will be imprisoned for you". The city of Marawi , home to some 200,000 people, has been under siege by IS-linked militants since a failed raid Tuesday night on a suspected hideout of Isnilon Hapilon, who is on Washington's list of most-wanted terrorists.

by | May 28, 2017 | 08:20

The story has helped fuel a growing diplomatic dispute between the United Kingdom and USA over intelligence leaks from the Manchester attack, which killed 22 people. Queen Elizabeth II visited Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, telling 14-year-old Evie Mills and her parents: "It's awful". The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, calling Abedi a "soldier of the caliphate".

by | May 28, 2017 | 07:49

While campaigning for the presidency, the centrist candidate indicated a desire to visit the troops serving in Mali. France will step up the fight against resurgent Islamist militants in north and west Africa and will work more closely with Germany to help the tinderbox region, President Emmanuel Macron said on his first trip outside Europe on Friday.

by | May 28, 2017 | 07:01

The Hague-based court had yesterday stayed the execution of Jadhav, 46, considered to be a spy by Pakistan. He said the ICJ has not decided on consular access either and has only intimated that the matter will come under discussion. "An ad-hoc judge would have done the same", Aziz said. The decision to appoint Khawar Qureshi was endorsed by all. The prime minister's special assistant further said that the country is raising Kashmir issue on all global forums relating to United Nations .

by | May 28, 2017 | 07:14

She is the sixth person to be arrested in connection with attack that happened on Monday, moments after US singer Ariana Grande finished her performance. An 18-year-old man, a 21-year-old man and a 24-year-old man arrested during a swoop on the Fallowfield area of the city on Wednesday. According to police in Manchester, 22-year-old Salman Abedi is the prime suspect for the suicide bombing.

by | May 28, 2017 | 08:37

Prime Minister Theresa May had warned the "special relationship" could be harmed by the repeated leaking of confidential details and raised her concerns with Donald Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. Home Secretary Amber Rudd complained the leaks could cost police "the element of surprise" in their bid to prevent future attacks. British officials, who have also had access to sensitive information regarding past US -focused investigations, are bound by the ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 07:54

Ariana Grande officially canceled seven upcoming dates on the European leg of her tour following the terror attack outside the Manchester Arena that killed 22 people and injured dozens more. Numerous victims of Monday's attack were teenagers and children, including an 8-year-old girl named Saffie Roussos. Numerous victims were women and children.

by | May 28, 2017 | 07:25

The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the barbaric attack, which involved a home-made device packed with nuts and bolts which exploded in the venue's foyer as thousands of young people were leaving. Asked if officers are looking for the person who made the bomb, he said: "I think it's very clear that this is a network that we are investigating and as I've said, it continues at pace, this extensive investigation is going on and activity taking place across Greater Manchester ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 07:23

The FBI closely monitors communications of Russian officials in the USA, and it consistently surveils Russia's diplomatic facilities. The New York Times could not immediately confirm these details. Kislyak and the Russian foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, Mr. Trump disclosed highly classified intelligence about the Islamic State to the Russians.

by | May 28, 2017 | 08:11

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by | May 28, 2017 | 08:26

The two leaders also spoke about boosting cooperation on counterterrorism efforts. On trade, the G7 vowed "to keep our markets open and to fight protectionism", but also to combat "unfair trade practices" and help those left behind by globalisation, after Trump came to power vowing "America First".

by | May 28, 2017 | 08:22

Also contributing to Iran's ill humor was its recent presidential campaign, in which "moderate" President Hassan Rouhani fended off challenges from several "hardline" opponents, some with strong ties to the theocratic sector of Iranian government and culture.

by | May 28, 2017 | 08:32

And the White House said G7 leaders had a "very robust" conversation before agreeing a final communique which stated the "strong commitment" of Canada, France, Germany, Italy , Japan, and the United Kingdom to the 2015 Agreement, but noted that the U.S.

by | May 28, 2017 | 08:32

THE THREAT from the cyber attack that hit the NHS and countries around the globe "will continue to grow" as people return to work today, the head of Europol warned. But he warned it was likely some Australians would fall victim. The hackers used leaked tools from the National Security Agency to exploit the hole.

by | May 28, 2017 | 08:25

Manchester-born Salman Abedi launched the attack on young fans attending a concert by USA pop star Ariana Grande in the latest atrocity claimed by the Islamic State group in Europe. Police in Libya also detained the father and brother of the bomber, 22-year-old Salman Abedi. Manchester Islamic Centre board of trustees director Mohammad el-Khayat used a sermon before Friday afternoon prayers to strongly condemn the attack at the Manchester Arena that killed 22 people.

by | May 28, 2017 | 07:45

Trump then stood near Markovic and spoke to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite . The act was being widely denounced online. The Nato military alliance - which Trump on the campaign trail dismissed as " obsolete " for focusing on Russian Federation instead of terrorism - is set to bow to his demands that it formally join the US-led coalition against IS.

by | May 28, 2017 | 07:18

Ramsey did not touch the ball, allowing Sanchez to run through and slot in. The goal was initially disallowed after the linesman deemed Aaron Ramsey to be in an offside position. Chelsea - who trailed 1-0 to Alexis Sanchez's controversial opener - looked down and out when Victor Moses was sent off on 68 minutes after picking up a second yellow card for diving.

by | May 28, 2017 | 06:47

Again he mentioned his meeting with Abbas, saying he assured the US President that "he is willing to reach for peace with Israel in good faith, and I believe he will". Although Trump was the not the first president to visit the Western Wall, he was the first sitting president to do so. Trump labelled Bethlehem, "a precious city" and said he intended "to do everything he could" to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians.