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by | May 30, 2017 | 03:16

The war monitor reported that of the buildings hit, at least one of them was housing families of ISIS members. Central Command's latest casualty briefing quietly announced 80 new deaths referenced only as "attributable to coalition strikes to defeat Isis in Iraq and Syria from August 2014 to present [that] had not been previously announced" as they were carried out by non-US allies.

by | May 30, 2017 | 04:31

However, the Elders also warned that inflammatory rhetoric towards Iran can aggravate sectarianism and fuel current and future wars, and called on all leaders to exercise restraint. He also called the Saudi summit a "show-off" convention that "will not have any political and practical values". "The Iranian people voted for moderation as they know a prosperous economy and jobs can only happen through investment, and investment through freedom and interaction with the world ", he said.

by | May 30, 2017 | 04:22

A new threat has emerged in the past several years from Daesh sympathisers. A law enforcement source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they may have been linked to Jemaah Ansharut Daulah, an umbrella organization on a U.S. The suspected perpetrator fled into a municipal building and set it alight before he was fatally shot by police. Salam's wife reportedly told investigators that the bombs were assembled by another militant known as "Agus", who is now sought by police and ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 04:32

In total, 10 people were arrested , but a man and a woman were later released. At least 22 people were killed and 59 were injured after a suicide attacker set of a home-made bomb in England's Manchester Arena, in an attack that British Prime Minister Theresa May called "appalling" and "sickening".

by | May 30, 2017 | 04:45

The incident added to the already strained ties between the US and Turkey — two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies who are at odds over a USA policy to back Syrian Kurdish rebels fighting the Islamic State group in Syria. Turkey's written protest also reportedly "requested that the USA authorities conduct 'a full investigation of this diplomatic incident '". The department is working with the U.S.

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:58

Despite the gesture at damage control on Monday, Merkel's comments are hardly unique in Germany. He said the chancellor is "a convinced trans-Atlanticist". However, while six of the seven G7 nations agreed to stick with their commitment to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement that aims to cut emissions and slow global warming, Trump said he needed more time to decide if the USA would abandon the accord.

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:19

The Washington Post report states the White House plans to "aggressively combat the cascading revelations" about contacts between Russian Federation and Trump associates, including the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner . When asked if he believes that it was poor judgement to consider such an arrangement given that American intelligence had indicated at the time that Russian Federation may have infiltrated and sought to influence our elections, Kelly noted its timing and said, ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 04:16

Although he essentially said he came to his decision because of the investigation during an interview with NBC News last week, the White House's official reasoning for firing Comey has shifted several times . He was doing his job and following the direction of the Justice Department. SEWELL: So, with respect to the coordination, Director Comey, I just wanted to continue this line of questioning, can you say with any specificity what kinds of coordination or contacts you're looking at in ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:12

But he made it clear he saw the need to bring in reinforcements over the summer to improve what he called "not a peak squad, but a normal" squad for next season, when they will contest the Champions League. However, all power lies with the American, so Wenger's main concern is external opposition and the conditions that might create for his players next season.

by | May 30, 2017 | 04:12

Adam Schiff of California, the highest-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday. Brennan, who was President Barack Obama's Central Intelligence Agency director, said he couldn't say whether there was collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, an issue being investigated by congressional committees and now a federal special counsel.

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:59

Funding from LaunchGood's Muslims Unite for Portland Heroes which is co-managed by directors of two 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations, Wajdi Said of the Muslim Education Trust (MET) and Tarek El-Messidi of CelebrateMercy, will help with the immediate, short-term needs of the grieving families, including funeral expenses, according to the campaign .

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:36

Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said the president, in dismissing the court and Congress' role in deciding whether to extend martial law beyond its current 60 days, had merely wanted to point out it was the country's military and police forces now fighting to restore peace in Mindanao who were the ones most aware of the security situation on the ground.

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:34

The public are being asked to contact the police immediately if they see the piece of luggage, which officers have no reason to believe contains anything risky but are asking people to be cautious. Police officers stand on duty by cordoned-off residential property on Montcliffe Crescent in the Whalley Range area of Manchester as they continue their investigations in the wake of the May 22 Manchester Arena bomb attack.

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:53

Scheer began his tenure as Opposition leader surrounded by cheering caucus members who gathered to hear their new boss rally his troops - a speech in which he wasted no time depicting the governing party as out-of-touch elites. Tory MPs cheered, hugged and shook Berniers hand prior to the start of Mondays meeting. Scheer singled him out during his speech, a show of solidarity the caucus acknowledged with a standing ovation for the second-place finisher.

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:01

Jeremy Corbyn's party had a huge 23-point lead over the Tories when respondents were asked who had the best policies for older people dependent on social care. Nick Timothy, Mrs May's joint chief of staff, has been blamed for forcing the so-called "dementia tax" proposals into the manifesto - without the knowledge of most of the cabinet.

by | May 30, 2017 | 04:15

Of the ten suspects taken in, two have been released without charge. British investigators hunted Wednesday for possible connections between the 22-year-old suicide bomber in this week's Manchester Arena attack and the clandestine Islamic State-affiliated cell that carried out similarly sinister assaults on Paris and Brussels in 2015.

by | May 30, 2017 | 04:20

Kushner is President Donald Trump's son-in-law. "I think that any channel of communication, back or otherwise, with a country like Russian Federation is a good thing", he said . The Trump team eventually felt there was no need for a back channel once Rex Tillerson was confirmed as secretary of state on February 1, said the source.

by | May 30, 2017 | 04:15

Kushner boasts an enormous portfolio of domestic and worldwide responsibilities, underscoring his importance as Trump's chief adviser despite having no experience in politics before the 2016 White House race. However, a former head of the US National Security Agency harshly condemned Mr Kushner's alleged effort to set up a secret communications line. "Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names", Trump wrote , "it is very possible that those ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:30

Many there Monday saw the video of the sea lion snatching a girl off a dock in a Vancouver, British Columbia, suburb. Fortunately, a family member was quick to leap in after the girl and drag her from the water. The video of a sea lion that attacked a girl in Richmond, has gone viral . "When we see performing animals, like at the circus, we get false information about whether animals like to be around people".

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:41

MI5 are also looking at decisions taken in the case of Abedi, who used to be on a terror watchlist but was no longer on it at the time of the attack, and whether warnings about his behaviour were ignored amid mounting criticism of the security services.

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:31

In Trump's speech at the NATO summit in Brussels , he did briefly mention the "the commitments that bind us together as one", but he didn't give NATO what it wanted : an explicit endorsement of Article 5, which says that when invoked, NATO allies must aid a fellow ally under attack.

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:56

Police on Monday arrested a 16th person in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing , the deadliest attack in Britain for 12 years. Fourteen people are now in custody in relation to the attack, including a 23-year-old man arrested early Monday in the southern coastal town of Shoreham-by-Sea on suspicion of terrorism offenses.

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:23

Pressed on whether Abedi was "red-flagged" to the security services and if there could be a review of current procedures, Rudd said: "We won't shy away from looking at what we can do to keep people safe". Rudd also said the British government was making "good progression" with online companies whose tools are used for secure messaging by terrorists, such as Whatsapp.

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:49

British police have arrested a 16th person in connection with last week's suicide bombing in Manchester , Reuters reported Monday. Authorities detained a 23-year-old in the southern coastal town of Shoreham-by-Sea, more than 400 kilometres (250 miles) from Manchester .

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:05

According to figures from the Israeli Prison Service, some 1,100 prisoners took part in the strike initially, with hundreds joining in later. She added that 18 prisoners were receiving treatment in hospital. He said negotiations began on Friday and were the first since the strike began. The strike's end coincided with the start of Ramadan, a monthlong Muslim holiday.

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:27

Referring to Pakistan's March 2017 declaration in relation to the jurisdiction of the ICJ, Ausaf said the ongoing propaganda on the issue was misplaced. However, Indian intelligence agencies suspect that Jadhav was abducted from the Iran-Pakistan border. "My own opinion is that it was a serious mistake for India to go to the ICJ on this issue, as we have played into Pakistan's hands, and given it a handle to open up many other issues".

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:20

Then at the G7 summit on Friday and Saturday, leaders including Merkel failed to convince Trump to commit to stay in the Paris climate deal. "I experienced that in the last a few days, and therefore I can only say that we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands, of course in friendship with the United States and in friendship with Great Britain and as good neighbors wherever it is possible, also with Russian Federation and also with all the other countries".

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:21

Merkel's emphasis on the need of Europe to stand up for its own interests comes after Trump declined to publicly endorse Nato's doctrine of collective defense or to agree to common European positions on global trade, dealing with Russian aggression or mitigating the effects of climate change.

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:05

The AP and other news organizations reported that Kushner in December proposed a back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team . "Trump dismissed as " #FakeNews " the anonymously sourced Washington Post and New York Times reports that his top adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner had suggested back-channel communications with Russian Federation.

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:50

President Donald Trump refused to endorse the global climate change accord at the G7 meeting of wealthy nations at the weekend, saying he needed more time to decide. Merkel's comments seemed to unleash pent-up criticism of Trump after a series of meeting that saw him: bash other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries for failing to meet their financial contributions to the bloc; be the lone holdout when other countries pushed to include language expressing concerns about climate change ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:17

Labour's manifesto for Britain's June 8 election was greeted by both supporters and opponents as a return to the party's democratic socialist roots after the business-friendly "New Labour" years under Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:13

Abedi was responsible for the deadly attack on the Manchester Arena last Monday which killed 22 people and injured scores more. In all, 16 people have been arrested so far in relation to the incident. Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Saturday that troops will gradually be withdrawn from the streets from today, and the terror threat level is being de-escalated from " critical " to " severe ".

by | May 30, 2017 | 02:52

In March, restrictions were announced that prevented US -bound passengers from eight Middle Eastern countries from carrying certain electronic devices in the passenger cabin. American officials lately had a meeting with Europe's leaders to negotiate expanding the travel ban to flights between the USA and EU. The ban, if goes in effect, would affect travelers from Costa Rica.

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:44

Since then, with the election of pro-European Emmanuel Macron as French president, Merkel sees an opportunity to strengthen the French-German motor of European integration, while the United Kingdom leaves the EU. But EU Council President Donald Tusk said on Sunday he was more optimistic now than after the USA election last November after EU leaders held talks with Trump in Brussels.

by | May 30, 2017 | 03:41

Hog-tied bodies of men are pictured in a remote area of Marawi City , who police said were civilian hostages and executed by Maute militant group, in the southern Philippines . Police said they were carpenters pulled off an evacuation convoy by militants because they were unable to cite verses from the Koran. The initial fighting prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law on Tuesday across the southern third of the Philippines, to quell what he said was a fast-growing ...