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by | May 23, 2017 | 16:26

Besides the "public frenzy", Flynn lawyers also said earlier in the day the Justice Department's appointment of a special counsel has created a legally risky environment for him to cooperate with the Senate panel's investigation. A historian and political analyst who cowrote a book about battlefield intelligence with Michael Flynn said Flynn was reluctant to join the Trump administration, but that the president "insisted" he serve as national security adviser, reports say .

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:22

After President Obama presided over the lifting of some worldwide sanctions on Iran , President Trump's stance echoes historical relations between the USA and Iran between the 1979 Islamic Revolution through the presidency of George W. He now serves as Deputy Minister for Diplomacy in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government. Trump has also retreated from a campaign pledge to move the U.S.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:30

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday there was a "high possibility" of conflict with North Korea , which is pressing ahead with nuclear and missile programs it says it needs to counter US aggression. China has protested against the deployment saying the system's powerful radar can probe deep into its territory, undermining is security, destabilising the regional security balance and doing little to deter North Korea .

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:41

MARTIN: So what is on the president's itinerary? Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice president of research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank, told JNS.org, "The most important thing that can come out of these meetings is a path forward for what has been described as a regional framework".

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:48

Trump will be the only one of the four USA presidents not to visit the Church of the Nativity while in the biblical city. Trump's brief journey from Jerusalem to Bethlehem offered a visual reminder of the complexities of the conflict. "During my travels I have seen many hopeful signs that lead me to believe we can truly achieve a more peaceful future in this region, and for people of all faiths and all beliefs", Mr Trump said.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:34

From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. "I don't have words", Ariana tweeted on Tuesday. At least 19 people were confirmed dead and 59 others injured after an explosion at Britain's Manchester Arena late Monday that was being treated as a "terrorist incident", police said.

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:09

However, both May and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn suspended election campaign after the Manchester attack. Ben Wallace, security minister in May's Conservative government , issued a late-night statement calling for people across the country to be "vigilant" and "if you see anything suspicious call the anti-terrorist hotline".

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:46

Merseyside Police Chief Constable Andy Cooke says officers from the force have been sent to Manchester to add support following last night's attack. "As part of the UK-wide response to these events, Police Scotland continues to review all safety and security plans and operations".

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:45

Grande , 23, later said on Twitter: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words". The explosion occurred shortly after Ariana Grande (above) left the stage at the arena - the city's largest indoor venue with a concert capacity of around 21,000.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:30

Greater Manchester Police confirmed that children are among the deceased. Police believe the blast was carried out by one man and are trying to find out whether he was acting alone. Calvin Welsford, 18, from Bristol told the BBC: "It nearly sounded like a gunshot". "I just kept crying and crying and crying. It was sheer panic", he said.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:26

From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry". In a statement Mrs May said all her thoughts were with the victims and their families. "This is now being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise", the Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:17

As the participants laughed, Trump responded: "I agree". The victims of this terrorism have already included more Muslims than those of any other faith. "I wonder if he really sees people like us, who need his help, as any different to the radicals", he said, citing the refugee ban and increasing reports of civilian casualties in United States bombing raids in Syria.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:29

Surely there is no crime more reprehensible than the murder of children'. "Our prayers and strength to the victims and their families involved in this tragedy in Manchester . Grande too, took to Twitter to express her shock and wrote she felt broken and "so so sorry. i don't have words". Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the atrocity.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:53

Mrs May's social care climbdown came after a clutch of opinion polls showed Labour eating into her party's lead. The announcement came amid growing criticism of the controversial plans to recoup the cost of social care from people's estates after their death and make pensioners shoulder the burden of increasing care costs.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:57

If confirmed as a terror incident, it would be the deadliest attack on British soil since the 2005 London bombings, which killed 52 people. "Anybody who is not serious, can you please leave and get treatment elsewhere as there have been reports of an explosion in Manchester , we're expecting mass casualties", a nurse reportedly said.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:06

Drive. Them. Out. Drive them out of your places of worship. "Drive them out", Trump said . Drive them out of your holy land. " Saudi Arabia is an important friend and partner for the United States", Murphy wrote , adding, "But they are still a deeply imperfect friend".

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:40

If the explosion is confirmed as a terrorist attack it would be the deadliest in Britain since four suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on three subway trains and a bus in July 2005. "Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. i don't have words", she tweeted hours after the powerful blast. Reacting to the incident, Opposition Labour Party leader Corbyn tweeted, "Terrible incident in Manchester .

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:59

The White House said the visit was unofficial and private. Trump seemed eager for a chance to answer a question about the state of USA and Israeli intelligence sharing. It is situated below the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third-holiest site, referred to by Jews as the Temple Mount and considered their holiest.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:41

CBS News can confirm the attack was conducted by a suicide bomber, according to two US law enforcement officials. Greater Manchester Police said 19 people were confirmed dead after the explosion at Manchester Arena. The crowd heard an explosion and started running out. There were no immediate details of what happened during the concert. Another video shows the scene inside the arena.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:41

Bass and the Turkish officials disagreed about what prompted the outbreak of violence, said the official, who demanded anonymity to discuss private diplomatic conversations. Turkish Gendarmerie escort defendants Akin Ozturk (3L) and others involved in last July's attempted coup in Turkey as they leave the prison where they are being held, ahead of their trial in Ankara , on May 22, 2017.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:22

After the explosion, "I grabbed my mum's hand and started running, following a lot of others towards an exit", Sanders said. Jennette McCurdy, who starred alongside Grande in the Nickelodeon television series "Sam & Cat" tweeted, "Thinking of Ariana and her fans and everyone in Manchester ".

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:52

En route to Tel Aviv from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia , aboard Air Force One, Tillerson balked at the idea of the president saying sorry for sharing that information without first telling Israel . Mr Trump, wearing a black skullcap, became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall on Monday. Israeli security closed off much of the normally bustling Old City in advance of Trump's visit.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:57

The department says the US public may experience increased security in and around public places and events. The government is urging US citizens in Manchester to heed directions from local authorities and be vigilant about their security.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:35

Furthermore, he dismissed the labelling of Lebanon's Hezbollah Shiite group as "terrorists". Iran, Russia and Turkey are now cooperating to restore ceasefire in order to create a calm situation for the people in Syria, he said. The direct evolution of residential projects in Tehran is indicative of a powerful metamorphosis of life and culture within Iran's capital city as it charges into the 21st century.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:57

For the U.S. first couple's visit to Israel , there was an unexpected awkward moment between Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump . He cast uncertainty over years of worldwide efforts to foster a two-state solution when he met Netanyahu at the White House in February.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:04

But the North has now denied the claims, notably but not exclusively advanced by South Korean experts, and hit back Friday to accuse its opponents of spreading propaganda. New model is land-based version of the Pukguksong-1, and has now undergone final test launch before deploymentNorth Korea has announced that the ballistic missile it launched on May 21 was the Pukguksong-2 and that it means to start deploying the missile.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:48

Lazarus has been linked to the hack on Sony Pictures, for which the USA government blamed North Korea, and a wave of attacks on banks around the world, including a major theft from Bangladesh's central bank. Thakur said, Lazarus Group members could have been moonlighting to make extra money, or they could have left government service, or they could have been contractors without direct obligations to serve only the state.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:12

The leader of the country's biggest trade union says he is confident the opinion polls will start to change in Labour's favour following the publication of the party's "fantastic" manifesto . If Labour were to win 200 seats, that would represent its worst result since 1935. "And I just say this too: this could be a young person's election because large numbers of young people are registering; for the first time those interested in politics want to have their say".

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:01

The week-long drill came as Beijing discussed the South China Sea issue with Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) and Singapore. China and ASEAN have been promising (and failing to achieve) a code of conduct for the past 15 years, so it may be premature to tout this as an achievement before the ink is dry.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:11

Labour challenged the Prime Minister to rule out targeting other pensioner benefits after the Tory manifesto commitment to means-test the winter fuel payment worth up to £300 to older voters. Former chancellor George Osborne revealed the humiliating U-turn in a tweet ahead of her speech, writing: "U-turn coming on social care". That raised concerns some might see their houses sold off after their deaths to pay for the care they received rather than passed on to their descendants.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:16

Waivers continue under the Trump administration, but the extent of them is unknown because his executive actions on ethics do not include provisions for public disclosure or information-sharing with OGE. "I, therefore, request that you stay the data call until these questions are resolved". Shaub told the Times the request was "extraordinary", adding , "I have never seen anything like it".

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:16

Former joint secretary KS Kropha and then director KC Samaria were also convicted in the case pertaining to the allocation of a coal mining block in Madhya Pradesh to a private company. It also convicted KSSPL and the entity's managing director, Pawan Kumar Ahluwalia . Gupta is also an accused in the allocation of coal block to AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd which also involves former Minister of State for Coal Santosh Bagrodia and Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda as accused.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:06

Meanwhile, North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency said that the latest missile test was a "success", adding that Pyongyang's leader, Kim Jong-un, observed the test. "Today the US mainland and the Pacific operational theater are within the strike range of the DPRK and the DPRK has all kinds of powerful means for annihilating retaliatory strike", North Korea's state KCNA news agency said in a commentary on Saturday.

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:26

TEHRAN: Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani ridiculed USA strategy in the Middle East , dismissing Donald Trump's summit with Arab leaders as "just a show" and insisting that missile tests will continue. Trump accused the Iranian regime of giving terrorists "safe harbor, financial backing, and the social standing needed for recruitment" and said it was "responsible for so much instability in the region".

by | May 23, 2017 | 15:15

Kushner called Marillyn A. Hewson, chief executive of infamous defense contractor Lockheed Martin , to persuade her to lower the price tag for his Saudi cronies. "Jared takes the ethics rules very seriously and would never compromise himself or the administration", Joshua Raffel, a spokesman for Kushner, told the Post .