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by | May 29, 2017 | 10:54

The ADF's commitment to Afghanistan is due to expire in 2018, unless renewed by the government. Australia will increase its troop presence in Afghanistan following a formal request from the US, Canberra has said. In February, the commander of USA troops in Afghanistan said he needed more troops to break a "stalemate". 'Since late 2013 the Defence Force has contributed eight personnel to the Academy to assist in building the capacity of the Afghan National Army.

by | May 29, 2017 | 11:00

The issue of the USA participation in the Paris Agreement has been repeatedly raised by Trump during his presidential campaign in 2016 when he expressed readiness to withdraw from the global climate accord. In Brussels, Trump told French leader Emmanuel Macron that he is under "heavy" pressure regarding the climate deal, reports CNN . Mattis said that as defense secretary, such negotiations were "not inside my portfolio", but added: "Obviously we deal with the aspects of a warming climate ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 11:23

Experts say the North appears to be gaining meaningful data that is fed into its effort to build an intercontinental ballistic missile . A US defense official also said the missile appeared to be a short range SCUD missile. Trump has said he would consider military action against North Korea. The head of South Korea's National Security Council (NSC) was set to visit the National Assembly on Monday to brief ruling and opposition party leaders about the latest missile provocation by ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 12:31

He added: "Whenever you see the words "sources say " in the fake news media, and they don't mention is very possible that those sources don't exist". "If it's true that somebody did ask for some kind of private line, some kind of mode of communication that was secure, that was unusual, boy does that raise a whole bunch of questions", he said.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:53

Donald Trump claims his first foreign trip has been a success. "If not, there's no way he can maintain that kind of a clearance". The expected revamp comes at a key juncture in Mr Trump's presidency, as his job-approval ratings continue to sag.

by | May 29, 2017 | 11:25

Trump called on the Gulf monarchs to do more to combat terrorist groups and cut off their source of financing, and that was the ostensible central theme, but United States support was not made conditional on that effort. "You are a unique personality that is capable of doing the impossible", Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi told Trump at their meeting Sunday.

by | May 29, 2017 | 12:08

The plan could reportedly include building a "war room" within the White House to combat the scandal and feature the return of some of Mr Trump's more combative campaign aides, including Corey Lewandowski, who was sacked as campaign manager almost a year ago, and David N.

by | May 29, 2017 | 12:25

Following another week of negative stories about the widening investigation into top Trump advisers' communications with Russian Federation, the president accused the media broadly of creating fake sources within the White House, a charge made without specificity or evidence.

by | May 29, 2017 | 11:45

Trump's Sunday mini tweet storm represented a return to form for a president who largely refrained from tweeting anything provocative or controversial during his trip overseas last week. This deception left Mr Flynn vulnerable to being blackmailed by the Russians, Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general, told Congress this month.

by | May 29, 2017 | 11:24

Stuart Jones , the U.S. State Department's assistant secretary for the Middle East, said Monday a crematorium at the Sednaya military prison in Damascus is destroying corpses at a rapid rate. Although he did not offer an official estimate for the total number of detainees killed at Saydnaya, an Amnesty International report has suggested that as many as 13,000 inmates died between 2011 and 2015.

by | May 29, 2017 | 11:58

As he awaits charges from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, it emerged on Sunday that the man had been drinking before he boarded the plane and was even given a citation by L.A.X. "He was trying to approach the cabin, like where the captain is". Passenger Lee Lorenzen told CNN affiliate KITV that the flight attendant told the man: "You're not coming in here" and used the cart to block his path.

by | May 29, 2017 | 12:00

He has tweeted that he will make his "final decision" on the accord after his return to Washington. Mattis, however, said the USA position on climate change is "not inside my portfolio". Trump, however, seems bent on singing from a different song sheet, leaving the G7 bereft of a concerted voice as Russian Federation and China are heard loudly offstage.

by | May 29, 2017 | 11:10

He said that Saudis should know that terrorism is a big threat to the world and there is no choice except for moderation. Iran's statement on Monday accusing the U.S. Earlier Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi called on Washington to abandon its "warmongering policy, intervention, Iranophobia and sales of risky and useless weapons to the main sponsors of terrorism", according to state-run Press TV.

by | May 29, 2017 | 11:31

Qassemi's comments come after U.S. President Donald Trump clinched a massive $110 billion military deal with Saudi Arabia over the weekend during his first foreign trip since he took office. He announced that Saudi Arabia's King Salman and other high-ranking officials pledged billions of dollars in investments for Saudi Arabia and the U.S.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:18

Under pressure from allies, U.S. President Donald Trump backed a pledge to fight protectionism on Saturday, but refused to endorse a global climate change accord, saying he needed more time to decide. This would be the most extreme option because it would take the USA out of all global climate diplomacy. But when asked about Australia's commitment in the wake of Trump's tweet , Frydenberg told Guardian Australia the Turnbull government takes its emissions targets seriously "and we're ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:30

A government source told the Guardian newspaper, "Protests have been lodged at every relevant level between the British authorities and our U.S. counterparts". British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said she had issued a plea to USA authorities not to leak. The pictures were apparently taken by police investigators and, according to British government ministry sources, leaked by USA counterparts they had been shared with.

by | May 29, 2017 | 11:13

May said she planned to "make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure". "We are here today to strengthen that bond", Stoltenberg said. The move, which is expected during Thursday's meeting, is symbolically important, especially since the terror group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester , England.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:34

The revelation is yet another sensational element in the deluge of allegations raising questions about Mr Trump team's relationship with the Russians, who USA intelligence agencies say tried to sway the November election in Mr Trump's favor and thus deny Hillary Clinton the presidency.

by | May 29, 2017 | 11:57

The White House has been battered in recent days by a relentless stream of sourced reports about alleged Trump campaign contacts with Russian Federation, and President Donald Trump is hitting back on Twitter . "I do think there ought to be a review of his security clearance to find out whether he was truthful, whether he was candid", Schiff said. Investigators are also interested in a meeting Kushner had with the Russian banker, Sergey Gorkov, according to reports from the Post and NBC ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:56

The National Counter Terrorism Policing body said the breach of trust caused great "damage" and "undermines our investigations". British Prime Minister Theresa May will confront U.S. Libyan officials said Abedi's brother Hashem had been under surveillance for six weeks and said investigators had information he was planning "a terrorist attack" in Tripoli.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:43

I don't let anything go. "That is how you get respect". Macron's office confirmed to The Associated Press the veracity of the president's comments in Le Journal du Dimanche . Mr Trump's hand contact with foreign leaders has been closely scrutinised since he took power. But in the Belgian capital, Mr Macron was widely judged to have won their contest, with Mr Trump looking like he was the one ready to pull away first.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:16

United States president Donald Trump has said the U.S. will investigate intelligence leaks that revealed sensitive information about the Manchester bombing before a meeting with British prime minister Theresa May, who planned to raise the issue with him .

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:16

Godbolt told The Clarion-Ledger that he had gone to that residence off Lee Road in order to talk about his children. Godbolt fled after killing the victims late Saturday at three homes in Bogue Chitto and Brookhaven in rural Lincoln County, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said .

by | May 29, 2017 | 11:26

President Zuma extended his congratulations and best wishes to President Rouhani and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iranians yearning for detente overseas and greater freedoms at home have handed President Hassan Rouhani a second term, but the hard-line forces he defeated in elections Friday will remain defiantly opposed to his plans.

by | May 29, 2017 | 11:07

Though the White House disavowed that comment, the assurance rang false when National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster wouldn't say if he thought the Wall was in Israel . Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital, a position not recognized internationally. Does US believe Western Wall is in Israel? Since Israel's founding, the US has maintained that "no state has sovereignty over the city of Jerusalem " and that it's a "final status" issue that must be resolved through ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 11:38

So far, police have arrested 13 people in Manchester and raided 14 locations across the city in an effort to track down those who may have helped Mr. One of the searches was at an apartment in a Manchester high-rise that British media say was rented by Abedi in the months before the attack. Along with the 11 suspects in United Kingdom custody, police in Libya have detained Abedi's father and brother.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:35

The White House is considering restructuring its communications staff . Leaks have become common in the Trump White House and the president has often gone after those who release information. At a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu, a reporter asked the Israeli prime minister if he still trusted USA authorities with sensitive intelligence following reports that Trump had shared secret intel from Israel with the Russians during an Oval Office meeting.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:37

Hamilton is now in the second of his three-year contract with Mercedes , and will be 33 upon its expiration at the end of next season. He also had two near-misses with the barriers on the circuit as he struggled to control his auto. We got back on track in FP3 and in qualifying the vehicle was the best I've had this weekend. Hamilton endured two hairy moments where he nearly collided with the barriers, first at Massenet and then at Mirabeau, before he claimed something was not right with ...

by | May 29, 2017 | 11:17

Trump announced in a tweet Saturday that he would make his "final decision" this week on whether or not to keep the the landmark accord in which nations agreed to work toward curbing greenhouse gas emissions to address climate change.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:16

Selwood told the ABC the shark was 2.7 metres long and weighed around 200kg. Selwood sprung up on the gunnel at the bow of the boat to avoid the thrashing shark and steadied himself by clinging to the tubular metal frame of the sun shelter, known as a bimini.

by | May 29, 2017 | 11:28

The US has summoned the Turkish ambassador after violence erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel in Washington on Tuesday. At least two people were arrested and nine people were injured. Eyewitness accounts, along with the testimony of Washington DC's police chief, confirm that the protest was loud but peaceful until Erdogan's goons waded in and attacked.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:36

The administration had hoped Trump s nine-day turn in the worldwide spotlight would offer a respite from relentless coverage of an ever-widening probe into Russian meddling in previous year s election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign - with its endless barrage of newspaper scoops and explosive revelations.

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:12

Abedi's father and brother were also arrested by authorities in Libya . Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley , Britain's top counterterrorism police officer, said authorities have dismantled a "large part" of the network around bomber Salman Abedi .

by | May 29, 2017 | 10:15

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said that money has already started pouring in as many NATO countries have started stepping up their contributions to the organisation. Praise was always going to be in short supply after Trump's sharp election campaign criticism of the alliance, which he blamed for not doing more to combat terrorism.

by | May 29, 2017 | 09:49

I got hurt when I got put down, I'm a warrior and when you can't see, there's nothing you can do. "In the later rounds 10 and 11, especially the 11th round, it stuck there and that's why I went down on my knees". "I showed true grit, I showed I can take a punch". "I got caught in the seventh round in the left eye", said Brook, who was attempting to make the fourth defense of the title he earned by beating Shawn Porter in August 2014.