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by | May 28, 2017 | 11:44

British police investigating the lethal concert bombing in Manchester say they have made two more arrests. "In the light of the developments, the independent joint terrorism analysis centre has this morning taken the decision to reduce the threat level from critical to severe".

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:01

The revelation, if confirmed, would raise new questions about the Trump team's relationship with the Russians, who U.S. intelligence agencies say tried to sway the November election in Trump's favor and thus deny Hillary Clinton the presidency.

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:02

Wayne Rooney pretty much knows what the future holds for him. "I'm really happy with our season, the [EFL Cup and Europa League] trophies, to be back in Champions League but now I have a rest, to disconnect completely and enjoy my family and friends and other sports I like".

by | May 28, 2017 | 10:45

British officials, who have also had access to sensitive information regarding past US -focused investigations, are bound by the Official Secrets Act. Eight hospitals in and around the northern English city treated 116 casualties injured in the blast after the concert on Monday evening, NHS England said on Thursday, and 23 remain in critical care.

by | May 28, 2017 | 10:26

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has railed against Washington for anti-Iran remarks , saying Iranophobia and repeating false accusations against Tehran are manifests of American government's "failed policies". His detractors, however, claimed that this growth mainly reflected higher oil exports, and pointed out that it has not trickled down to all levels of society, leaving many Iranian households still suffering from poverty and unemployment.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:46

Grande had just finished her set at the Manchester Arena on Monday and had left the stage when the bomb was detonated in the foyer, killing 22 people and injuring 59 . A total of 13 people have been arrested in the terror investigation, two of whom have been released without charge, the Greater Manchester Police said.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:00

In Israel , Mr. Netanyahu is now being investigated for corruption after it was alleged in the media that he had taken gifts from wealthy businessmen, Newsweek reports . "Your visit here, Mr. President , is truly historic". I see it as Israel's salvation. Israel and the Palestinians have not held direct talks for more than three years and Trump acknowledged it was "one of the toughest deals of all".

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:09

He said jihadists from Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore are fighting in Marawi . Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., Westmincom chief, said that the Armed Forces of the Philippines' Muslim soldiers are usually given breaks to observe Ramadan. Much of Marawi was still a no-go zone. The Philippines has long fought a simmering Islamic insurgency in Mindanao , but it has signed peace deals with some of the main militant groups and contained others.

by | May 28, 2017 | 10:46

Three policemen were killed, and five other officers and five civilians injured in the bombing at the Kampung Melayu terminal. Six other officers and five civilians were wounded. He said the two people responsible had links to terror networks overseas. "And that call was heeded by a number of different pro-ISIS groups around the world".

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:34

Texas Republicans have been pushing an aggressive right-wing agenda despite promised court challenges, including legislation that would let police ask drivers whether they're in the USA legally, restrict what school bathrooms transgender students can use, ban most second-trimester abortions and let adoption agencies reject gay couples over religious objections.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:46

Mr Duterte imposed 60 days of martial law on Tuesday on the island of Mindanao, a traditional homeland of minority Muslims that encompasses the southern third of the nation and is home to 22 million people. The militants are also holding between 12 and 15 Catholic hostages abducted from a church, according to the local bishop, Edwin Dela Pena. He also heads an alliance that includes at least 10 smaller militant groups, including the Maute, which have a heavy presence in Marawi and were ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:27

In his over all speech what we like the most was "how he met his wife Prescilla Chan". "I'm getting kicked out in three days so we need to go on a date quickly", he told her. They have also pledged to give away 99 percent of their massive wealth. "I just assumed one of them would do it", he said . He has repeatedly denied interest, but rumors continue to swirl.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:39

The Post said Kislyak reportedly was taken aback by the idea of having an American use Russian communications equipment at one of its facilities because it could have involved security risks for both Americans and Russians. Michael Flynn , Trump's first national security adviser, was also present. For now though, investigators are looking into Kushner's activities but he is not the subject of a criminal investigation.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:27

Last week, Mr Corbyn stressed that Labour was "committed" to renewing Trident after a dispute between two of his frontbenchers over whether it would be reviewed if Labour won power. Britain's politicians resume campaigning in earnest on Friday with national security thrust into the spotlight, as police scramble to bust a Libya-linked terrorist network thought to be behind the Manchester terror attack.

by | May 28, 2017 | 10:14

They're losers. And we'll have more of them. Tom Sutton, a political science professor at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, said the tone of the trip affirmed two important allies the US has in Israel and Saudi Arabia , which Trump visited immediately prior to his trip to Israel .

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:29

The other six members reaffirmed their commitment to swiftly implement the 2015 accord to limit greenhouse gas emissions. First Lady Melania Trump introduced the President on Saturday, also listing off the stops the couple made during their overseas excursion.

by | May 28, 2017 | 10:15

Duterte imposed martial law on Tuesday across the southern region of Mindanao in response to militants going on a deadly rampage through a city in the south and flying the black flags of the Islamic State group. "They have not been successful and we are committed not to make them succeed", he said. Few of Marawi's 200,000 inhabitants remained after militants ran amok, seizing and torching schools, a college and a hospital.

by | May 28, 2017 | 10:55

The three attacks, for which the Islamic State group claimed responsibility, left at least 75 people dead. The Egyptian military said the operation was ongoing and had been undertaken once it had been ascertained that the camps had produced the gunmen behind the attack on the Coptic Christians in Minya, southern Egypt, on Friday morning.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:38

Choi. We welcome the court's decision to merge the two trials - despite former President Park's request to separate them - and its pledge to reach a ruling as fairly as possible after thorough deliberations. Media reports have said she spent her time in her prison cell reading the English dictionary and keeping away from news available for inmates. Park was impeached by the parliament after revelations of her participation in a massive graft scandal centered on Choi that also implicated a ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:37

Fresh arrests have been made in the Manchester bombing probe after police carried out a controlled explosion during a raid on an address in the Cheetham Hill area of the city. "I ask her friends, strangers, relatives to do the same", the bereaved mother said. Additional security measures will be in place for Sunday's Great Manchester Run, where tens of thousands of runners are expected to participate, including Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:01

His spokesman Ernesto Abella said on Saturday that Mr Duterte was using "heightened bravado", giving "his full support to the men and women in uniform", and "taking complete responsibility for their actions". "My message mainly to the terrorists on the other side is we can still solve this through dialogue ". "But that's fine as long as civilians are not hurt", Padilla said.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:21

The president focused on fighting terrorism and increasing military spending in a speech to USA troops at a base in Sicily, Italy Saturday. The speech was the last engagement of his first foreign tour since taking office-a trip that took him to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Rome, Brussels and Sicily.

by | May 28, 2017 | 10:22

An Israel Prisons Service spokeswoman confirmed the hunger strike was over but said the deal had been reached not with prisoners' representatives but with the Palestinian Authority and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

by | May 28, 2017 | 10:42

USA intelligence officials became aware of Kushner's suggestion to Kislyak for a secret channel after reviewing intercepts of the Russian ambassador's communications with Moscow following the meeting in New York City, according to the Washington Post .

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:47

The latest move by Trump almost, albeit not entirely, negates that. Mr Trump skipped the traditional end-of-trip news conference to avoid facing questions about a host of problems he faces upon his return to Washington later on Saturday. Trump also touted the $110 billion arms deal he inked with Saudi Arabia as enabling the kingdom to shoulder more of its security needs. From the start, he set a new direction.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:00

President Donald Trump said Saturday he will make a decision next week on whether the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris climate accord. They restored a vow to fight protectionism - the use of import taxes and skewed regulations that favor domestic producers over their foreign competitors.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:22

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a joint resolution today seeking to block the proposed $110 billion sale of precision-guided munitions and other weapons to Saudi Arabia. Paul has previously voiced concerns about US involvement in Yemen's civil war, a conflict in which Saudi Arabia has also taken an active part. "In addition to regularly dropping USA bombs on Yemeni civilians, Saudi Arabia appears to have every intention of using the US weapons from this sale to enforce a blockade ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 10:32

Militants fighting under the black flag of the Islamic State group have turned a southern city into a battleground, and triggered warnings by President Rodrigo Duterte of a potential IS caliphate. "These are civilians, women". The Maute , Abu Sayyaf and other small hardline groups are not interested in negotiating peace and have in recent years looked to IS to help them.

by | May 28, 2017 | 10:35

The court, in a 10-3 decision , began its first paragraph saying that Trump's executive order "drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination" towards Muslims. In other words, the court ruled that it did have the power to "peek behind the curtain", so to speak. The case ruled on by the 4th Circuit was originally brought in Maryland by the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Immigration Law Center on behalf of organizations as well as people who live in the USA and ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 10:51

Friends of the Earth CEO Craig Bennett said Mr Trump - who once dismissed man-made climate change as a Chinese-inspired hoax - risked turning the USA into a "pariah state" unless he finally came out in support of the Agreement, which aims to stop global temperatures from rising more than two degrees centigrade and was accepted by his predecessor Barack Obama previous year.

by | May 28, 2017 | 10:11

Marcon and Trump were both attending a G-7 summit for the first time. Donald Trump speaks to reporters in Washington, March 21, 2016. President Trump is famous for his intimidating, crushing handshakes, but we think he's met his match.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:08

The 69-year old former Bank of Greece governor was in an armoured Mercedes provided by the bank, which contained the blast and likely aggravated his injuries, the television station reported. Papademos, 69, has been transferred to hospital, along with the driver and co-driver of his vehicle who were also slightly injured. Papademos' auto bore little sign of damage, except for buckling on two doors.

by | May 28, 2017 | 10:13

The building was in a densely populated area in western Mosul . WELNA: Well, according to General Isler there had been bad weather for two days before the airstrike and on the morning it was carried out. The precision-guided bomb selected - a GBU-38 - was set up to cause only localized damage to the building, but it ignited a large amount of explosive material which IS fighters had previously placed inside.

by | May 28, 2017 | 10:29

TAORMINA, Sicily — The differences are well-known: climate change, trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies off its consensus game, with President Donald Trump cast as the spoiler-in-chief. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: This ceremony is a day for both remembrance and resolve. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright tweeted that the USA cannot "add an asterisk" to Article 5 .

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:16

Jared Kushner is said to have discussed creating the channel during a meeting in December, reports in the Washington Post and New York Times said. Reuters reported at least two more previously undisclosed contacts - both phone calls between April and December. Asked by Smerconish if he thought such an inquiry by Kushner would have been nefarious or naïve, Hayden said the latter.