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by | May 30, 2017 | 15:36

U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as "fake news" on Sunday, following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office.

by | May 30, 2017 | 14:44

In March a former Moldovan MP, Yuri Bolbochan, was arrested and accused of treason for allegedly having passed secrets to an aide to the Russian military attache. The Chisinau authorities did not explain the reasons for the sudden expulsion. "This has most likely been done on orders from the West, maybe even from across the ocean, by those who are anxious that a constructive and effective dialogue has finally been found between the presidency and the Kremlin", said Dodon in aFacebook post.

by | May 30, 2017 | 14:24

On Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told Fox News Sunday (via Reuters ) the United States planned to "raise the bar" on airline security in light of the "real sophisticated threat". At the airports testing new procedures, passengers are asked to remove additional items from carry-on bags for separate screenings. Airline companies were quick to express their concern following Kelly's statements, as such ban could hurt ticket sales.

by | May 30, 2017 | 14:41

So what did Trump do upon returning to his embattled White House? So one is this administration not talking about our values, cozying up to authoritarian leaders. Kelly said he was not sure whether the reports that Kushner had proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for such communications were true. According to the person familiar with the Kushner meeting, the Trump team eventually felt there was no need for a back channel once Rex Tillerson was confirmed as secretary of state on ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 14:11

Turkey has blamed the violence on demonstrators, accusing them of links to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) - which both Ankara and the United States consider a terrorist organization. Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported that "DC Police did not heed Turkish demands to intervene" which is why parts of Erdogan's detail moved in to "disperse them".

by | May 30, 2017 | 14:15

Her main challenger, the Social Democrat's chancellor candidate Martin Schulz, was even more outspoken in his comments about the G7 and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meetings last week, saying the summits made clear Mr Trump was a "President of the United States of America who wants to humiliate others, who presents himself like an authoritarian ruler".

by | May 30, 2017 | 15:07

Kelly did not address a central element of the reports , that Kushner discussed the possibility of using Russian communications channels from a Russian diplomatic outpost to shield from USA intelligence surveillance whatever discussions Trump transition officials wanted to have with Moscow .

by | May 30, 2017 | 13:53

This will ensure that, no matter how large the cost of care turns out to be, people will always retain at least £100,000 of their savings and assets, including value in the family home. Social care is one of the giant challenges that we face as a nation. Steven Cameron, pensions director at Aegon, said the "pressing crisis" in social care funding can only be solved through a "clear, fair and long lasting agreement" on what the state provides and what individuals will be expected to pay.

by | May 30, 2017 | 15:31

The remarks, made at a packed beer hall rally in Munich hours after Trump returned to U.S. - and just before she welcomed Modi on his European tour - has stunned American pundits long steeped in the United States' Atlanticist loyalties arising from victory in World War Two.

by | May 30, 2017 | 14:49

Ny's statement said that, according to Swedish legislation, any criminal investigation had to be conducted as quickly as possible, and once a prosecutor had exhausted the possibilities to continue, he or she was obliged to desist. Also after the announcement, an image of Assange smiling was posted to his Twitter account. "Today is an important victory for me and for the United Nations human rights system", Assange said in an address on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London .

by | May 30, 2017 | 14:45

The White House and Justice Department broke a Senate committee's Wednesday deadline to turn over any records detailing conversations between President Trump and James Comey before the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's abrupt firing earlier this month, instead requesting more time to respond to lawmakers' demands.

by | May 30, 2017 | 13:58

He added, however, that he hopes "we can win back the United States one day, because there are also large parts of American society that we must not forget". "Because transatlantic relations are so important to this chancellor, it is right from her viewpoint to speak out honestly about differences", he said.

by | May 30, 2017 | 14:29

Netanyahu was addressing the Knesset for a special session marking Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of Israel's capture of the city's eastern half, which includes Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites , from Jordan in the 1967 Mideast War.

by | May 30, 2017 | 13:45

Kevin Maguire described Mr Corbyn's interaction with Mr Paxman by writing: "Corbyn adopting the tone with Paxo of a kindly neighbour explaining to the oddball next door why the bins must be put out on a Tuesday". "We will make sure there is a deal". The Labour leader appeared surprised when asked why he was not proposing to abolish the British monarchy, saying: "It's not on anybody's agenda, it's certainly not on my agenda".

by | May 30, 2017 | 13:56

The statement from NASARA also used the opportunity to express its honest gratitude to the various Zongos in the country, which are inhabited by Muslims, for voting overwhelmingly for the NPP in the 2016 General Elections. It allows Muslims to also share the needs and sufferings of deprived families and to appreciate the gifts that Allah offers them. Many people also experience thirst on account of lack of water supply.

by | May 30, 2017 | 14:13

The Prime Minister and the Labour leader will be quizzed by broadcaster Jeremy Paxman and a studio audience in the joint Channel 4 and Sky News show. Campaigning in the West Midlands on Tuesday, Ms May will seek to restore Brexit to the centre of the campaign, and will warn that the European Commission will take a tough line in negotiations.

by | May 30, 2017 | 13:31

Ninety-seven missing and hundreds of homes destroyed after heavy rain triggers devastating flooding and landslides. A military official walks through the mud during a rescue mission at the site of a landslide in Bellana village in Kalutara, Sri Lanka .

by | May 30, 2017 | 15:06

Bomber, identified as Salman Abedi , was known to intelligence agencies. "It is very clear that this is a network we are investigating", said Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins. The 22-year-old jihadi wanted to "claim victory" for ISIS, according to his arrested brother Hashem who is being held on suspicion of terrorist offences in Tripoli, Libya.

by | May 30, 2017 | 14:30

Video footage released by the Italian presidency of the G7 showed leaders signing a text, and Italy's Premier Paolo Gentiloni told journalists the statement was "a response to the ignoble attack in Manchester against innocent victims". During Friday's gathering of the Group of 7 wealthy democracies - as well as at earlier stops on Trump's first worldwide trip - leaders have implored him to stick with the 2015 accord aimed at reducing carbon emissions and slowing potentially disastrous ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 13:39

An ORB survey for the Sunday Telegraph had the Conservatives down two points in the past week, on 44%, six points ahead of Labour on 38% (up four points). McConnell is the U.K.'s Shadow Chancellor. "The more they avoid exposing the deficiencies of Theresa May to public scrutiny, the more people are beginning to realise that she's not up to the job", he said.

by | May 30, 2017 | 14:50

North Korea is still thought to be several years from its goal of being able to target US mainland cities with a nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile. While North Korean scientists could be tweaking them - for instance, developing a new solid-fuel short-range missile - the North tests these shorter-range missiles much less than it does its less dependable, longer-range missiles.

by | May 30, 2017 | 14:18

Their music, an improvisation-heavy blend of blues , jazz, and country, was hugely influential in the birth of Southern rock , though the band hated the label-Gregg Allman once said that given the Southern roots of blues and rock "n" roll, the genre might just as well have been called "Rock Rock".

by | May 30, 2017 | 14:29

Protesters also set fires in the streets and vandalized government buildings. Filippelli heads the Brasilia branch of Temer's Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, was vice-governor of the Federal District under Queiroz and is one of the five special aides to the president.

by | May 30, 2017 | 13:21

As Trump ended a nine-day overseas trip that aides considered the most successful stretch of his presidency, he was returning to a crisis that had only grown in his absence. But in remarks earlier in the weekend, before leaving Sicily, she told reporters that the discussion with him on climate change, in particular, had been "extremely hard, indeed unsatisfying".

by | May 30, 2017 | 14:32

American foreign policy since the 1970s has endeavored to balance American values-good governance, liberty, gender equality, and human rights in general-with its interests. It was a flawless image of why Trump's temperament is so poorly suited to this job. Selling arms to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, or Bahrain, for example, helps produce jobs in America but does not produce jobs for unemployed Saudi, Bahraini, or Egyptian youth.

by | May 30, 2017 | 13:35

Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? "It wasn't easy, but I think I did it well", Mkhitaryan said. "If I have to break my foot for him [Mourinho], I'll do it". Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. The double-trophy haul also made Mourinho the first Manchester United manager to win silverware in his debut season in charge at the club.

by | May 30, 2017 | 13:17

Many Muslims in the Philippines live in Mindanao, a semi-autonomous province, and Marawi is the most populated city in the self-governing region. Many more locals are stuck in their homes and afraid to venture out for fear that militants roaming the streets would kill them or take them hostage .

by | May 30, 2017 | 13:55

No word if it was in response to a specific threat or any other intelligence, but wow - not a small deal. According to Twitter , the fans' efforts are much more than just a symbolic gesture: An Ariana Grande fan account is also reporting that the proceeds from the sale of the track this week will be donated to the victims' families.

by | May 30, 2017 | 14:18

Some of the differences are stark. One of the most odious components of the AHCA would allow states to "opt out" of the the regulations and protections to consumers that were included in the Affordable Care Act. "No one will lose their federal Medicaid eligibility and no one now covered by Obamacare will have the rug pulled out from under them". Numerous health problems will qualify as pre-existing conditions, which further impacts both availability and affordability.

by | May 30, 2017 | 12:55

Ramping up the language in her warnings about the high-stakes nature of the talks with the EU27, May will say: "If we don't make a success of Brexit, we won't have the financial means to fund the public services upon which we all rely". Her record over security and policing has also been questioned after a suicide bomber killed 22 people last Monday at a concert by USA singer Ariana Grande in Manchester.

by | May 30, 2017 | 12:58

She had been having a long affair with the father of the children involved in the incident, Joseph Manyang. "People don't understand why you did what you did", the judge told her. The local Sudanese community boycotted her because of the affair, and she faced financial problems, Lasry said. She was also depressed and in debt at the time she drove into the lake.

by | May 30, 2017 | 13:22

Hostey, also known as Abu Qaqa al-Britani, boasted of recruiting jihadis from Britain to Syria to fight for the extremists prior to his death. He was aged 24 when he died. "We condemn these terrorist acts on civilians, innocent people", he said. - In Manchester, a woman is arrested in an apartment block in Blackley, an area north of the city centre by armed police.

by | May 30, 2017 | 13:45

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania step off Air Force One May 27, 2017 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland following his nine-day foreign trip. There is nothing inherently wrong with an incoming presidential administration establishing "back channel" communications with a foreign power such as Russia, Secretary of Homeland Security John F.

by | May 30, 2017 | 13:39

A special CBI court on Tuesday awarded bail to senior BJP leaders including LK Advani and others in Babri Masjid demolition case , Hindustan Times reported. Yadav had also said that it was mandatory for all of them to attend the court and that none of the accused would be exempted from personal appearance at the court.

by | May 30, 2017 | 13:27

Islanders were also caught up in baggage chaos at Gatwick Airport when issues affected BA's baggage system. "At Heathrow , we operated virtually all our scheduled long-haulflights, though the knock-on effects of Saturday's disruptionresulted in a reduced short-haul programme", Sky news quoted a BA spokeswoman said:"We apologise again to customers for the frustration andinconvenience they are experiencing and thank them for theircontinued patience".