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by | May 28, 2017 | 12:57

A government soldier guards residents fleeing the fighting in Marawi city in the southern Philippines , May 24, 2017. As fighting entered the fifth day, he said 13 soldiers and two policemen have also been killed and 45 soldiers wounded.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:47

Brussels presented Trump with the first problems of a landmark foreign trip, including tense moments with the head of the European Union and with key ally Britain. Markovic added that "it is natural that the President of the United States is in the front row". "It was a good, cordial and friendly discussion ", a spokesperson from the European Commission told CNBC on Thursday regarding Trump's meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:59

Iligan city is one of the safe. Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has since imposed martial law on Muslim-majority Mindanao. "There is no more warrant needed", Duterte told troops on Friday. "If you had raped three, I will admit it; that's on me". "They're getting caught in the conflict and I hope this ends soon". "We'll exercise the right to censure", military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla told reporters .

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:35

It comes as armed guards were sent to patrol key landmarks and transport hubs across London . Aleksander Ceferin, president of Uefa, said he was "deeply saddened" and shocked that "so many innocent people lost their lives". Omar Alfa Khuri, who lives across the street, said he was awakened at 2:30 a loud noise and saw police take away the father of the family that lives there in handcuffs.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:48

Erdogan's security staff moved in to break up an anti-government protest after police refused to make the demonstrators leave a park across the street. "It is absolutely unacceptable to take the YPG-PYD into consideration as partners in the region, and it's going against a global agreement we reached", Erdogan said.

by | May 28, 2017 | 13:04

Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England , to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday's deadly bombing at her show there. Salman Abedi, a college dropout who grew up in the Manchester area, was known to security services because of his radical views. "My heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones", Grande began her letter.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:40

The document suggests the leaked highly confidential document was from the Philippine side. A leaked transcript of a telephone conversation between Trump and Duterte last month shows the leaders discussing the North Korean threat. "We have a lot of firepower, more than he has, times 20 - but we don't want to use it", as reads the transcript . On May 1, just after the call with Duterte, Trump said he would be "honored" to meet Kim Jong Un , under the right conditions.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:25

Hamid Aboutalebi, Rouhani's deputy chief of staff, said in a tweet that most of Qalibaf's supporters would now vote for Rouhani as only those two candidates had managerial experience and a solid governing plan. Raisi has been campaigning on that, proposing populist cash payments for the poor that have proven popular in the country in the past under Ahmadinejad.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:27

Rouhani added: "Our missiles are for peace, not for attack". "The U.S. leaders should know that whenever we need missile tests. we will test". For the last quarter century, the US practised dual containment of Iran and Iraq, a policy that suited both Israel and Saudi Arabia.

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:15

Sunday on ABC's "This Week," House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) discussed multiple reports about President Donald Trump and his administration being based on anonymous sources that leaked information to the media and said individuals leaking information to the press should go to jail.

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:04

Another report on CBC stated, "She and Harry were photographed driving up to Middleton's parents' estate for the lavish soiree, which was off-limits to the press". The only proof that Meghan was at the party at allis a paparazzi picture of her with Prince Harry , arriving at the reception in a black auto. The 35-year-old American Markle plays ambitious paralegal Rachel Zane in the hit United States television drama Suits .

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:37

The economy has improved since the deal took effect a year ago. Indeed, Iran is a dictatorship which wraps itself in the cloak of democracy, ruled absolutely by the supreme leader, Ali Khamenei. From the outside world, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini personally congratulated Rouhani and tweeted that the EU was "ready to continue work for full JCPOA implementation, bilateral engagement, regional peace, and meet expectations of all ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:49

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday she would tell President Donald Trump that intelligence shared between their two countries had to remain secure. In addition to the 22 people who died, 64 were injured. May said she would talk to Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit later on Thursday about the leaks, which included the publication of photographs of the bomb site by the New York Times .

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:42

Mueller was appointed May 17 to oversee the investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election. Then-FBI Director James Comey knew that a critical piece of information relating to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email was fake - created by Russian intelligence - but he feared that if it became public it would undermine the probe and the Justice Department itself, according to multiple officials with knowledge of the process.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:53

The world´s almost 1.5 billion Muslims on Saturday began Ramazan , the holy month of dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers. "One thing we really make clear is that people who do this kind of thing have a very deluded concept of what Islam is and no way shape or form do we condone any act of violence or terrorism", he said.

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:03

There were scuffles in Sicily on Saturday as protesters tried break through a police cordon protecting world leaders at this year's G7. "There should be no question: the USA must fulfill its global commitments in full". The repetition of a pledge from the Japanese-hosted summit in 2016 to respect the rules-based multilateral trade system embodied in the WTO was a win for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in particular, reported The Guardian.

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:31

Most importantly, Mr. Trump has expressed indifference to the two-state solution that would see the creation of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel . That I can tell you". He added, " First the two-state solution must exist and be implemented". It appears that US President Donald Trump has changed his mind about Saudi Arabia , which he criticized heavily while being a presidential candidate , Israeli political commentator Avigdor Eskin writes , reminding his ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:23

PM Narendra Modi has named India's longest river bridge over the Brahmaputra after singer Bhupen Hazarika . The construction work of the bridge began in 2011 when Congress governed Assam and was at the Centre as well. Modi inaugurated the country's longest bridge over the Lohit, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, at the eastern end of Assam, besides laying the foundation stone of an agriculture research institute and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences .

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:06

MANCHESTER , England Britons faced stepped-up security, authorities pushed forward with raids they said were uncovering key evidence and a trans-Atlantic rift opened Thursday in the aftermath of a deadly concert bombing. Authorities are investigating whether Abedi could have been stopped, after Libyan community members in Manchester reported concerns about his views.

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:29

As detectives continued a huge inquiry into the outrage, it emerged attacker Salman Abedi was known to security services and his risk to the public remained "subject to review". A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: "We made an arrest in Wigan yesterday in connection with the investigation into the incident at Manchester Arena".

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:29

Jared Kushner , President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, considered setting up a secret line of communications between the incoming administration and the Russian government, primarily to discuss a resolution to the crisis in Syria, according to a person familiar with the matter.

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:01

The unexpected announcement came as a summit of G7 leaders in Sicily ended up in deadlock on the issue, with USA partners voicing frustration at the president's failure to commit to the deal aimed at stemming global warming. German Chancellor Angela Merkel described Trump as the odd man out at the G7, according to Axios, and flagged climate policy as a key reason: "The whole discussion on the topic of climate was very hard, not to say very unsatisfactory".

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:23

Throughout Saturday's speech, the president recounted the highlights from his nine-day trip, which began with meeting Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia a week ago, a trip to see Pope Francis at the Vatican and concluded at the G7 Summit on Saturday.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:58

The Washington Post cited anonymous USA officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications. Kislyak reported the request to his superiors in Moscow and said the interaction occurred December 1 or 2 at a meeting in Trump Tower, also attended by Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn , the newspaper said, citing intercepts of Russian communications reviewed by USA officials.

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:39

The meeting , as well as the communications of Americans involved, were not under USA surveillance, according to the Post . Tillerson was sworn in on February 1. Trump's campaign advisers, sometimes using subpoenas. The three people were not authorised to discuss the December meeting and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:22

The leaders had all left before the protest began. "They stressed the importance of shared leadership on issues of global concern as a means to promote peace and prosperity", it said. The biggest idea of Trump's trip was to reorient USA foreign policy in the Middle East against Iran. Macron hailed this as "one of the true outcomes of this G-7".

by | May 28, 2017 | 10:47

The chairman of the Budget committee, Diane Black, seemed to be trying to make the argument to the president as well in her questions to Mulvaney. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) is urging lawmakers to pass legislation to increase the government's borrowing limit before leaving on their August recess.

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:19

They looked nothing like the team that finished fifth in the Premier League , just shy of Champions League qualification. Arsenal responded instantly. Danny Welbeck was just a goal post width away from number two for Arsenal , meeting a Ozil corner with the ideal header the ball rebounded off the post only for Ramsey to nod it against the same upright and out for a goals-kick.

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:23

Abe adds, "there is a danger it can spread like a contagious disease". His announcement came as a summit of G7 leaders in Sicily wrapped up in deadlock on the issue, with United States partners voicing frustration at the president's failure to commit to the deal aimed at stemming global warming.

by | May 28, 2017 | 11:38

Unlike the U.S. strike against the al-Shayrat air base in March, which the Trump administration ordered in retaliation for a regime chemical weapons attack , Thursday's strike seemed created to protect the United States forces based at Tanf.

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:19

This person says the administration felt there was no need for a back channel once Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was confirmed, and the Trump team chose to communicate with Moscow through more official channels. The investigation is part of the FBI's probe into possible collusion between Trump campaign staff and Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election.

by | May 28, 2017 | 10:48

However, Mr Cohn said "we're just not going to comment [on Mr Kushner]". Sources have told Fox News that any discussions about back channels likely would have been about facilitating one between then-NSA Director Michael Flynn and Russian generals to discuss the Syrian conflict and possible co-operation in the war against ISIS because Russian generals would likely not be inclined to speak over an unsecure line about anything substantive.

by | May 28, 2017 | 10:40

On May 2, the day after Trump told Bloomberg he would be "honoured" to meet the supreme leader of the reclusive state, the USA president sought Duterte's opinion on whether Kim was "stable or not stable" in a telephone conversation. Trump added, "Seriously, if you want to come over, just let us know". A senior U.S. official said the Trump administration did not dispute the accuracy of the transcript and declined to comment further.

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:06

China - the North's major diplomatic ally and key trading partner - has stopped buying coal from it, denying the regime access to a key source of the hard currency needed to fund its weapons programmes. Read: North Korea Ready To Attack US? The border incident came two days after Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. A spokesman for Pyongyang's foreign ministry blamed what it called "the United States and its followers" for the declaration, the official Korean ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 12:24

Abdul-Hamid, who is the Friday prayer leader for the Sunni community in the southeastern city of Zahedan, made the comment in a ceremony held in Tehran to honour President-elect Hassan Rouhani's campaign managers. It is a delicate path. It's not letting up either. 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, a lot of them of Arab origin, whereas Iran's population ...