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by | May 28, 2017 | 23:32

The statement said: "Both sides stress the importance of reaching an agreement or achieving comprehensive peace between Israel and the Palestinians". Trump was warmly welcomed today in Bethlehem by President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority. Since 1967, the worldwide community-including the US -has refused to officially recognize eastern Jerusalem and its Jewish holy sites as part of Israel.

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:34

LOS ANGELES U.S. pop star Ariana Grande said on Friday that she will hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims of Monday's suicide bombing at her show in the English city. Singer Ariana Grande announced Friday that she will perform a benefit concert in Britain in response to the terrorist attack at her show earlier this week.

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:24

Mr Trump had been fawning to Arab Royalty in Riyadh as he sold $110bn in arms to Saudi Arabia and openly asked the Sheikhs of Kuwait and Qatar to buy more American weapons. Unlike other G7 leaders, he is not due to give a closing press conference before flying out. Trump announced a review of "deeply troubling" USA intelligence leaks over the Manchester bombing, in which 22 people died, and warned that those responsible could face prosecution, the White House said.

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:12

The White House canceled a presidential trip to Iowa in the coming days and was putting together a damage-control plan to expand the president's legal team, reorganize his communications staff and wall off a scandal that has jeopardized his agenda and now threatens to engulf his family.In response to repeated questions from reporters, Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn said, "We're not "We're not going to comment on Jared".But Kushner is not the subject of a criminal investigation.Those close to ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:33

Prime Minister Theresa May reportedly brought up the issue with President Trump during a conversation Thursday after the New York Times received and published leaked crime scene photos of the carnage outside Manchester Arena on Wednesday.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:41

It's bad enough he made these mistakes as a presidential candidate. Scotland? He talked about opening a golf club and how much it cost. As he tried to reach the front of the group, Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic was standing in his way.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:25

With 95% of precincts reporting, Gianforte had more than 50% of the vote compared to Quist , who sat at almost 44%, according to results from Decision Desk HQ. Gianforte had aligned himself with Trump. Gianforte's campaign says he was just grabbing for the phone that he says Jacobs pushed in his face. He was cited for misdemeanor assault.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:35

He was a compassionate young man with many plans, his sister said at Saturday's vigil. Angel Sauls, left, helps her stepdaughter, Coco Douglas arrange a sign and some painted rocks she made for a memorial in Portland. Among the subjects of his diatribe were two young women who appeared to be Muslim; one was wearing a hijab. The FBI are working with Portland police , and say it is too early to decide whether the killings qualify as a hate crime.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:49

Kushner's involvement in the proposed back channel was first reported by The Washington Post , which said he suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities for the discussions, apparently to make them more hard to monitor. Some have noted that they rent their Kalorama mansion, which allows them to keep their options of moving back to Manhattan more open. Trip was a great success for America.

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:14

Media have reported that people who knew Abedi had raised concerns about him and his views as long ago as five years before he carried about Monday's attack. She did not announce a date for the benefit concert. In a follow-up tweet , she urged her fans to donate to the British Red Cross by sharing a link to justgiving.com .

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:46

Duterte said in a Friday speech to the troops in Illigan, near Marawi on southern Mindanao island, "you can arrest any person, search any house without warrant". Duterte has warned of "contamination" by Islamic State , exploiting the poverty, lawlessness and porous borders of predominantly Muslim Mindanao island to establish a base for radicals from Southeast Asia and beyond.

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:05

This is not us", the 51-year-old Abedi said in a telephone interview from Tripoli. A fifth man, who was carrying a suspect package, was then detained in Wigan , northwest of the city. In a highly unusual public rebuke, she also slapped down USA authorities for leaking information about the investigation, calling it "irritating". But even as she did, key details about the investigation were emerging from other allied capitals.

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:24

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that joining the US -led anti-ISIL coalition "will send a strong political message of NATO's commitment to the fight against terrorism and also improve our coordination within the coalition". "This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States", he added. "His views are evolving", said National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, who accompanied Trump at the G-7 summit.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:01

He however offered no specifics, with widespread scepticism over whether meaningful talks are possible for now. He did not specifically mention the two-state solution, long the focus of worldwide peace efforts and US Middle East diplomacy, reported AFP.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:05

In roughly the last week, Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey , given away classified intel to the Russians and been accused of asking then-director Comey not to investigate former national security advisor Michael Flynn . "Rather than focus entirely on, say, the graduates in front of him, or on that which they will be doing now that they've graduated, Trump claimed yet again that the media and pretty much everyone else is out to get him", Bipartisan Report commented.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:47

Kushner spoke with Sergey Kislyak , the Russian ambassador to the USA, about creating the secret line to make it easier to hold sensitive discussions about the conflict in Syria, according to a person familiar with the discussions. This is not the first report we have of Trump's underlings attempting to establish their private diplomacy with Russian Federation. Whatever happened behind closed doors in Trump Tower back in December, it's worth recalling the events that played out quite ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:33

The New York Times, a strong critics of Mr Trump , for instance, admitted on Monday, President Trump delivered a strong, balanced speech while addressing the gathering in Saudi Arabia . "I am speaking of course of Iran", Trump said. He also attacked his former rival for the White House, Hillary Clinton, for her " lack of stamina " when footage captured her being assisted into a auto after a lengthy 9/11 memorial ceremony during a hot day in NY.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:51

President Donald Trump enthusiastically embraced Israel's leader. White House officials have said they consider Trump's visit, and his keynote address, a counterweight to President Barack Obama's debut speech to the Muslim world in 2009 in Cairo.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:46

If the 9/11 attacks occurred tomorrow, would Europe grieve with us as they did after 9/11? During his time in the region, Trump spent barely an hour with the Palestinians. "The greatest task today is the consolidation of the whole free world around those values and not just interests". Tusk also raised alarm bells about Russian Federation, saying he couldn't say with certainty that he and Trump share "a common position" on Moscow.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:39

Abedi had recently returned from Libya, where his father and younger brother were arrested by a militia on Wednesday. The attack injured 116 people, of whom 75 were admitted to hospital and 23 remain in a very serious condition, health authorities said .

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:40

The regionally-operated ambulance was unoccupied and parked outside Cambridge Memorial Hospital, when it was stolen from the lot shortly after midnight. "At that point OPP took over". Their officers attempted to block the ambulance on Davis Drive in Newmarket at 1:50 a.m. but were unsuccessful, said Staff Sgt.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:31

Still, ex-CIA officer Bob Ayers said enough was known to raise red flags on Abedi, who went back and forth to Libya to see his family, and who according to his father, was shortly heading off to a religious pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia . His older brother, 23-year-old Ismail, was arrested by Manchester police on Wednesday. - Police arrest three more men in south Manchester aged 18, 21 and 24, a short walk from the house where Abedi lived.

by | May 29, 2017 | 00:07

The G7 statement said that North Korea poses an increasing threat of a "grave nature" to worldwide peace and security. "Had great meetings on everything, especially on trade ", Trump said on Twitter on Saturday, Efe news reported . Trump reportedly described the Germans as "bad, very bad" in their trade practices while visiting Brussels this past week. Trump left the G7 summit in Sicily yesterday without reaffirming his commitment to the accord, while the other six world leaders ...

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:57

But in Europe, Trump has faced a far cooler reception and has been eager to go on the offensive. "Members of the alliance must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations", Trump said . Trump is expected to decide later if the U.S. will stay in the Paris Agreement on climate change and has been soft on Russia's aggression in Ukraine in past remarks.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:42

Trump's ambitious trip took him to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican City, Belgium and Italy. Only five of NATO's 28 members meet the target: Britain, Estonia, debt-laden Greece, Poland and the United States, which spends more on defense than all the other allies combined.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:01

A surveillance drone circled the sky above Marawi City . President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law across the southern region of Mindanao, hours after gunmen loyal to the Islamic State (IS) group rampaged through Marawi city in response to a raid on one of their safe houses.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:53

Gianforte was subsequently charged with misdemeanor assault . Mr Gianforte did apologise after being declared the victor, according to AP. "I do not think this is acceptable behavior". After the altercation, Gianforte's campaign issued a statement blaming the reporter and the candidate stayed out of sight. Afterward, three state newspapers rescinded their endorsements of Gianforte.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:54

It may be recalled that the city faced load shading due to the Extra High Tension Line trip in Jamshoro. Subsequently, all pumping stations have also stopped functioning as result of power outages, sources at Karachi Water Board said. The impact on Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) was significantly higher in comparison, the NTDC spokesperson noted, explaining that the national grid usually supplies 550 MW of power to Karachi .

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:24

Eleven people are now in custody in the United Kingdom in connection with the attack by Abedi, who was of Libyan origin but born in Manchester . Amber Rudd said parts of the suicide attacker's circle were "potentially" unaccounted for, despite optimism that a previous wave of arrests had quelled further threats.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:12

U.S. singer Ariana Grande said on Friday she would return to the United Kingdom city of Manchester , where a terror attack occurred outside the arena where she had performed, in order to hold a charity concert to raise money to support families of the attack's victims.

by | May 28, 2017 | 23:20

Some of the allies - particularly Eastern European nations deeply anxious about Russian aggression - were hopeful that Trump would state a firm commitment to NATO's Article 5 mutual defense agreement, which underpins the entire alliance. "Article 5 is all about action - it's the only article that really means anything". "As for climate, well, President Trump can assert his position", Macron said after Thursday's meeting.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:35

The city of Marawi was still largely sealed off Thursday, although automatic gunfire and explosions could be heard. Security experts say Mindanao could become a draw for regional extremists and the Maute's alignment with Islamic State and its ability to take on the military could support moves to secure funding and recruit foreign and local fighters.

by | May 28, 2017 | 22:00

Trump landed in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, the first stop of his first foreign tour since becoming president. He said the United States and its allies "should know that Iran is a democratic, stable and powerful country" and that it promoted "peace, good neighbourliness, and the creation of a world opposed to violence and extremism".

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:47

The incessant south western monsoon has caused havoc since Thursday night with people in 14 of the island's 25 districts being affected. Almost 50,000 people across 13 districts in the southern parts of the island were affected and about 8,000 of them had to be evacuated from Kalutara, a coastal city some 40 km south of Colombo, which is among the worst hit.

by | May 28, 2017 | 21:43

Prime Minister Theresa May downgraded the terror threat in Britain from "critical" to "severe" on Saturday morning, but said troops will remain deployed on the streets until Monday. These include the Manchester Games, the Great Manchester Run, and a stadium show by bands including The Courteeners, all of which are likely to attract big crowds.