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by | May 29, 2017 | 03:56

In this May 23, 2017, photo, White House senior adviser Jared. Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, had contacts with Moscow in December about opening a secret back channel of communications, according to news reports published while Trump was away on his trip.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:53

Investigators said the attack was not meant to extort money, as most ransomware attacks do. But the cross-border police agency Europol said the situation was "stable" after attacks that struck computers in British hospital wards, European vehicle factories and Russian banks.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:29

Mrs May announced in Wrexham that the Conservatives would include a possible cap on social care costs in a consultation set to take place after the general election. Just last Thursday, May threw out plans for a cap. The Conservative page claims Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has been "running a scare campaign of false claims to deliberately mislead some of the most vulnerable members of our society" over the policy reform, and that the new way will mean the elderly will no long have to ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:41

As per the latest information, the Indian Army retaliated to the firing from the Pakistani side. One terrorist was killed in the Nangi Tekri area in a gunfight which erupted when the security forces foiled another infiltration bid along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:34

The Islamic State (IS) has owned up to attacks in Marawi City, Lanao del Norte, that prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to place the entire Mindanao island under martial law late Tuesday and forced thousands to flee the city on Wednesday for fear of being caught in the crossfire between government troops and the terrorist Maute Group.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:05

British Interior Minister Amber Rudd had described the leaks as "irritating" early on Thursday, after details about bomber Salman Abedi , including his name, first appeared in US media , adding that Britain's allies were perfectly clear that it "shouldn't happen again".

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:15

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, Britain's top counterterrorism police officer, said authorities have dismantled a "large part" of the network around bomber Salman Abedi. On Friday, UK Security Minister Ben Wallace told CNN in Manchester that there are "over 400 investigations now ongoing by the security services and police into terrorist planning or people thinking about terrorist planning".

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:27

In another Instagram post, Mika Brzezinski posted a photo of her parents, writing, "My father and mother both escaped Europe before the start of World War II. Brzezinski was born in 1928 in Poland. During his time serving as a counsellor to President Lyndon B Johnson from 1966 to 1968, he persuaded the administration to adopt peaceful engagement as the U.S.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:18

Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism chief Mark Rowley said "immense" progress had been made in the investigation, but more arrests were likely. The police statement assessed the progress of the investigation as " good ", adding that they have collected "significant information about Abedi, his associates, his finances , the places he had been, how the device was built and the wider conspiracy".

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:02

Duterte has since vowed there will be no abuses in Mindanao under martial law. "I warned everybody not to force my hand into it", Duterte said on his plane en route to the Philippines. Islamic State claimed responsibility late on Wednesday for Maute's activities via its Amaq news agency. The militants raided two jails, leading to the escape of more than 100 inmates, according to Mujiv Hataman, governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao that includes Marawi.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:35

In Libya, the father and brother of the bomber, Salman Abedi, are also in detention. Investigators say they have dismantled a large part of his network, but expect to make more arrests. Peter's Square in prayer, saying he was "close to the relatives and all those who are weeping for the dead". Britain's health service said Saturday that 63 people wounded in the bombing remain hospitalized, 20 of them in critical condition.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:26

On Friday, Duterte visited troops in Iligan City. "I will hire you as soldiers - same pay, same privileges, and I will build houses for you in some areas", Duterte said, according to a video of his speech made available on Sunday. Speaking at the evacuation center on Sunday, Saddat Liong said his house was hit by mortar fire and burned to the ground. Liong, his wife and eight children lost everything, he said - even their cooking pots.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:13

The Philippine president warned that martial law would be "harsh" and like a dictatorship in an effort to quell not just the gunmen in Marawi , a mostly Muslim-populated city of 200,000 people, but the rising threat of IS-inspired militancy emanating from Mindanao.

by | May 29, 2017 | 02:54

Bomber Salman Abedi , a 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent, killed 22 people and himself on May 22 at an Ariana Grande concert. The photos released by police show attacker Salman Abedi on the night of the bombing, wearing sneakers, jeans, a dark jacket and a baseball cap.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:36

Kushner spoke with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the US, 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. "So generally speaking about back-channel communications, what that allows you to do is to communicate in a discreet manner. And the other pattern we have is just a continuous drumbeat of inappropriate contacts with the Russians".

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:43

Drawing a clear line from her college days to the present, Mrs. Clinton said that in 1969, she and her classmates "were furious about the past presidential election of a man whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice".

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:28

The Iraqi air force dropped leaflets yesterday urging residents in the enclave to flee, although humanitarian groups fear for the safety of civilians trying to escape. Dillon said ISIS realized it would not win the Mosul battle and therefore its militants now aim to kill as many people as they can to prevent life in the city from returning to normal.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:05

He said Japan is talking to the U.S., South Korea , and close neighbors Russian Federation and China to make sure pressure on the North is continued "and even strengthened so that North Korea will change its policy". Katustoshi Kawano discussed substantial cooperation to counter the nuclear and missile threats from the North, according to the JCS here. On Monday, KCNA said the latest test follows the successful test last week of another missile that has put Hawaii and Alaska within range.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:09

A year ago almost 100 protesters were killed after militant chief Burhan Wani was killed, triggering months of anti-India protests. He had joined Hizbul Mujahideen in April 2015 after Burhan's brother, Khalid Muzaffar, was killed by security forces.

by | May 29, 2017 | 02:56

Marawi - Philippine forces found the bodies of what appeared to be eight executed civilians as authorities launched fresh airstrikes on Sunday to drive militants linked to the Islamic State group ( ISIS ) out of a besieged southern city. Eduardo Ano. "But for this martial law and the consequences of martial law and the ramifications of martial law, I and I alone would be responsible, just do your job I will take care of the rest", Duterte said, according to a transcript cited by The ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 02:47

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. It makes Steve Bannon's reported private warnings that Kushner's Russian Federation dealings would become a major distraction to the White House look prescient.

by | May 29, 2017 | 04:10

Former President Fidel V. Ramos, leader of the military component of the EDSA Revolution, said Friday that Martial Law across Mindanao was not justified, and called for it to be quickly revoked (Newsweek op. "They retrieved the bodies of the enemies, with their high-powered firearms and ammunition", the Army spokeswoman said. "Compared to the initial days, there has been increasingly less resistance from the militants within Marawi".

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:43

South Korean military has reportedly fired as many as 90 shots to an unidentified projectile that flew from North Korea and crossed the border as well as the demilitarized zone between the two nations, which have been at war since the Korean war of the 1950s.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:10

Rebel groups have been fighting since 1989 for Kashmir's independence or merger with neighboring Pakistan. The separatists have called for a protest shutdown on Sunday and Monday and called for a "March to Tral" town on May 30 to offer funeral prayers and show solidarity with the slain Hizbul commander.

by | May 29, 2017 | 02:30

The election is important "for Iran's future role in the region and the world", said Mr. Rouhani, who struck a deal with world powers two years ago to curb Iran's nuclear programme in return for the lifting of most economic sanctions. "It is in his presence that the agreement with the six-nation group of global middlemen on the Iranian nuclear program was reached in 2015, and it is in his presence that the Astana format of cooperation between Russia, Iran and Turkey on the Syrian issue ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:23

She said the win would add weight to the SNP's victory in the Scottish election previous year and a vote in the Scottish parliament giving her a fresh mandate to seek a new referendum. He said: "Corbyn and the rest would put up taxes, weaken our defences and increase immigration. And given Jeremy Corbyn has said he's "absolutely fine" with a referendum, we know he'd be willing to roll over".

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:52

The North defends its weapons programmes as necessary to counter USA hostility. Hong delivered a letter from South Korean President Moon Jae-in. "They have really tried to help us in our communications with North Korea". Is it possible or not? North Korea launched its tenth missile this year Sunday. Although the devastating war between the democratic, wealthy south and the communist, impoverished north ended in 1953 without a peace treaty, there are channels of communication between them.

by | May 29, 2017 | 02:42

USA officials attending the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Hanoi, Vietnam over the weekend, opposed language that called for all member-countries to "fight against all forms of protectionism", according to Reuters . There will be a sideline meeting in Hanoi of the remaining 11 nations in the TPP accord, with countries like Japan and Australia pushing to proceed without the U.S.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:42

The document stated while the leaders of Canada , France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom and the presidents of the European Council and of the European Commission are reaffirming their commitment to the Paris agreement , the U.S.

by | May 29, 2017 | 02:47

What about their standard - who's going to pay the bill, Congressman? Trumponomics is anything that can get the US economy soaring to 3 percent growth, the administration's top economic advisers told Congress this week, saying the only way the federal government can balance its books is to get the economy humming that fast.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:09

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to reassure soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under martial law, and jokingly said that if any of them were to rape three women, he would personally claim responsibility for it.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:30

Even before the president declared martial law on May 23, all this posturing has alarmed media practitioners and evoked bitter memories of martial law. "If the NPA continues to violate our laws and with impunity attack our forces, then we will deal with that accordingly", he said. Bello, however, said the CPP's reaction is misplaced, noting that the President has made it clear that he was not going after the communists and the government remains committed to pursuing peace with them.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:26

Some resident remain in relatively safe neighbors but others are trapped close to the fighters from the Maute group and other militants from the area. Enriquez has been in the job for about two months. A priest and several worshippers were taken hostage. But the Abu Sayyaf, Maute and other hardline groups want to set up an Islamic caliphate in the south for IS, according to Duterte.

by | May 29, 2017 | 03:11

When asked what the Trump administration plans to do with the information, Jones said , "At this point, we are talking about this evidence and bringing it forward to the global community, which we hope will put pressure on the regime to change its behavior".

by | May 29, 2017 | 02:39

Defending champion Chris Wood was round in 72, level par, and joked he would like to see the new greens replaced by the ones from past year. Despite the penalty, Els sits five shots off the opening-round lead held by Sweden's Johan Carlsson .