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by | May 28, 2017 | 17:16

While the Star Wars franchise celebrates 40 years today, many credit its lasting success to the work of the novelists, comic book creators and tabletop and video game makers who kept it alive when there were no movies or cartoons to be seen.

by | May 28, 2017 | 17:07

The poll put the Conservatives on 46 percent and Labour on 32 per cent, little changed from the previous ICM poll on May 22 which put the Conservatives on 47 per cent and Labour on 33 per cent. "It will look at the role of nuclear weapons as it will look at everything", he said. "In his speech, Jeremy said protecting this country requires us to be both strong against terrorism and strong against the causes of terrorism", the spokesman said.

by | May 28, 2017 | 18:01

President Macron and President Trump also discussed the Syrian crisis, counter-terrorism and defence spending over lunch at the USA ambassador's residence in Brussels , their first meeting since Macron was elected on May 7 after a turbulent campaign.

by | May 28, 2017 | 17:39

The Post reported earlier that investigators are focusing on meetings he held in December with Moscow's ambassador and the head of a Russian bank that has been under U.S. It is conceivable, though, that Mr Kislyak was exaggerating or misunderstood what was said. Two congressional committees and the FBI have launched investigations looking into, among other things, whether anyone in Mr Trump's team was aware of the Russian intervention.

by | May 28, 2017 | 17:37

Corbyn, who has a long record of voting against United Kingdom military intervention overseas, said a Labour government would "change what we do abroad" if elected, while acknowledging that no government can prevent every attack and that terrorism has many causes.

by | May 28, 2017 | 18:08

She did not give a cause of death. 'My father passed away peacefully tonight, ' Mika Brzezinski wrote on her Instagram account Friday. In recent years, Mr Brzezinski took part in proceedings created to bring the former Soviet republics into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

by | May 28, 2017 | 16:33

The poll for the Sunday Mirror and the Independent newspaper, carried out between May 24-26, showed the lead of May's Conservatives had fallen to 12 percentage points from 18 percentage points in a comparable poll on May 13. The pound weakened after the YouGov poll was published. If the swing to Labour were uniform across the country, Nrs May would lose seats in the House of Commons, with the Tory majority falling to two from 17, The Times said.

by | May 28, 2017 | 18:14

The media wing of ISIS, Amaq Agency, put out a statement announcing that "fighters of the Islamic State launch a wide-scale offensive on positions of Philippine troops in the city of Marawi ". The situation quickly backfired, however, and resulted in failure when more Daesh-linked militants were summoned as reinforcements. A spokesman confirmed that the fighters had taken over several government buildings in the city, and had torched others, including a church, a school and the city jail.

by | May 28, 2017 | 18:13

The President then touched her on the back to hide the fumble - triggering sniggers on Twitter. Or the fact that the US President was walking side by side with the Israeli first couple, leaving Mrs Trump a step behind. First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump arriving at Rome's Vinci-Fiumincino Airport. The latter, who does not seem at all disconcerted by the coldness of his wife's gesture, simply decides to move his hand on a more warm part of the anatomy of the old Slovenian ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 18:10

Two BAT terrorists were killed in the operation. The Kashmir Valley, which has been reeling from months of unrelenting tensions, was convulsed by widespread protests on Saturday after special forces killed a top commander of the terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen .

by | May 28, 2017 | 16:29

There was a fierce exchange of fire after the troops noticed some "suspicious movement" in the early hours. The funeral of Bhat is set to take place on Sunday in Tral. Lone said educational institutions in the city will remain closed on Monday. "The staff posted as invigilators can use their identity cards for reaching the centres and back home", he said.

by | May 28, 2017 | 18:08

It is also in territory officially viewed by the United States and much of the world as being illegally occupied by Israel . Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, a confidant of Netanyahu, said he wasn't surprised by the omissions during the Trump trip.

by | May 28, 2017 | 16:42

The careful wording, familiar to anyone who has tried to get Trudeau to speak frankly about anything to do with Trump, belies how reliant Canada is on a good relationship with the U.S. President Donald Trump refused to join the other leaders on committing to implementing that Paris Agreement. Merkel said the leaders agreed to "act against protectionism".

by | May 28, 2017 | 16:14

NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Sicily President Donald Trump today said his maiden trip overseas was a "home run" and he vowed to overcome the threat of terrorism, concluding a grueling five-stop sprint that ended with the promise of an imminent decision on the much-discussed Paris climate accord.

by | May 28, 2017 | 17:28

Georgina Callander, 18, was killed in the blast shortly after her favourite artist Ariana Grande left the stage at the Manchester Arena on Monday. Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Saturday that security officials chose to reduce threat level.

by | May 28, 2017 | 17:22

He has further warned that another "imminent attack" is also going to hit soon. Media reports suggest more than 75,000 similar attacks reportedly happened in nearly 100 countries , with Britain, the United States , Spain and Russian Federation among the hardest hit nations.

by | May 28, 2017 | 16:21

A 16-year-old boy who had been arrested has been released without charge, police said . Boscombe Street was said to been cleared on Saturday morning, with one witness describing a bomb-disposal van parked at the junction with Yew Tree Road.

by | May 28, 2017 | 16:45

He said that when he left office in January, "I had unresolved questions in my mind as to whether or not the Russians had been successful in getting USA persons involved in the campaign or not to work on their behalf". A Justice Department spokeswoman said Tuesday that under professional responsibility rules, Mueller may participate in matters involving his former firm's clients as long as he wasn't involved in representing them and has no confidential information about them.

by | May 28, 2017 | 16:30

Trump himself hailed what he called "a tremendously productive meeting", saying he had strengthened US ties with longstanding partners. The rift is one of several emerging disagreements between Trump and other world leaders. But despite the president's rhetoric, the Trump administration has emphasized that the USA would not pull back from the world stage. Well, if small children like France's Emmanuel Macron and Canada's Justin Trudeau have anything to teach Trump, it would be a miracle.

by | May 28, 2017 | 16:19

As the G-7 summit came to a close Saturday, the six other members - Britain, France, Germany, Italy , Canada and Japan - renewed their commitment to the accord. In fact, he used that word six times in one interview in March 2016, to describe the global military alliance. "This is a battle between good and evil".

by | May 28, 2017 | 16:58

BA said it aimed to operate a near normal schedule of flights from Gatwick airport and the majority of flights from Heathrow on Sunday, but Heathrow Airport told passengers not to travel to the airport unless they were rebooked on other flights.

by | May 28, 2017 | 16:43

Instead, the White House hoped to let the images of Trump in statesman-like settings tell the story of his first trip overseas, and perhaps ease questions about his preparedness for the delicate world of global diplomacy. Almost every nation that signed the 2015 agreement has agreed to curb greenhouse gas emissions. As a candidate Trump denounced the deal, but has since said he's waiting to make a final decision.

by | May 28, 2017 | 17:12

US President Donald Trump and his advisers are considering a major shakeup of senior White House staff in an attempt to contain the growing political and legal threat from the escalating Russian Federation controversy. sanctions since 2014. "Mr. Kushner participated in thousands of calls in this time period". Kushner is eager to cooperate with any and all inquiries, this official said.

by | May 28, 2017 | 17:21

Police issued CCTV stills of Salman Abedi, bespectacled and casually clothed, in a plea for information about his movements between May 18 and the attack. Investigators were searching several homes, including that of Abedi in south Manchester and other houses in nearby districts on Saturday. In total 17 warrants have been carried out mainly across Greater Manchester .

by | May 28, 2017 | 16:05

The president supports ongoing efforts to push member countries to spend at least 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense. Trump's pending review of US climate policies has left environmentalists bracing for the possibility of bland G-7 promises that say little after years of increasingly stronger commitments to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

by | May 28, 2017 | 16:26

A city of 200,000 people, Marawi is mostly deserted, with officials saying "80-90 percent" of the population has been evacuated. Duterte said he regretted he could not be the first one to have a go at the young woman. A photograph from one resident showed a black flag flying in Marawi that looked similar to that of Islamic State . They allowed many civilians to leave, although they had taken a Catholic priest hostage.

by | May 28, 2017 | 16:07

A 16-year-old boy and a 34-year-old woman who had been arrested were released without charge, police said . Eight men have now been detained in Britain connection with Monday's attack. Elwafi is believed to have handed himself to police after news reports revealed Abedi as the suicide bomber. An 18-year-old man, who police said was carrying a suspect package, is arrested in Wigan, a town near Manchester .

by | May 28, 2017 | 16:43

Barghouti is the most high-profile Palestinian jailed in Israel . More than 1,600 prisoners took part in the hunger strike that began on 17 April, ingesting only water and salt. Israel has all along refused to negotiate with the prisoners, noting that many were convicted terrorists and their conditions were in line with accepted norms.

by | May 28, 2017 | 17:05

A suicide bomber killed at least 22 people in a packed concert hall in Manchester, in what British Prime Minister Theresa May called a sickening act targeting children and young people . Eight men are in custody in connection with the May 22 attack, including Abedi's 24-year-old brother Ismail. He reportedly was in contact with family members just before the attack.

by | May 28, 2017 | 17:17

The eight dead, a lot of them shot in the head and some with hands tied behind their backs, were laborers who were stopped by ISIS-linked militants on the outskirts of Marawi City while trying to flee clashes, according to police. The others were Dr. Mahmud's close aide Mohd Najib Husen (who has been killed in the Philippines), Selayang Municipal Council employee Muhammad Joraimee Awang Raimee and Darul Islam Sabah members Mohd Amin Baco and Jeknal Adil.

by | May 28, 2017 | 17:13

But human rights groups and others fear that martial law powers could further embolden the president, who already has been accused of allowing extrajudicial killings of thousands of people in his crackdown on illegal drugs. "We have to finish this". She also said that the country has a current account surplus since 2003, while its net foreign direct investments stood at $7.933 billion in 2016, which is higher by 41 percent year-on-year.

by | May 28, 2017 | 17:32

A source says Kushner and his wife Ivana pushed the president to hire Flynn after the election, though a source close to Kushner disputes that account. The unidentified officials told CNN that Comey feared that if the false information became public it would undermine the investigation as well as the Justice Department itself; Comey evidently believed it would be too hard to disprove such an accusation in the midst of a campaign without giving up intelligence sources and methods.

by | May 28, 2017 | 16:12

However, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley , the United Kingdom police chief for counter-terrorism, advised people to be vigilant but to "go out as you planned and enjoy yourselves". It came amid searches at a separate property in Cheetham Hill and an address in the Longsight area in south Manchester , while a road in Moss Side was evacuated by officers searching a home there.

by | May 28, 2017 | 16:12

The previously undisclosed interactions with Russia's ambassador as well as the alleged attempt to establish back-channel communications triggered heated reactions Friday from top Democrats and former intelligence officials, among others. The White House on Saturday declined to comment on the report. Todd Hinnen, the former acting head of the Justice Department's national security division, said it would be easy to read too much into investigators' interest in Kushner.

by | May 28, 2017 | 17:31

Those contacts allegedly included two phone calls between April and November 2016. Keep in mind, the FBI is investigating whether people in the Trump campaign might have been involved in Russia's attempt to interfere in the 2016 election.