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by | May 23, 2017 | 18:00

But it faces an uncertain future in the Senate, which is writing its own law. The administration's first budget is being released while President Donald Trump is out of the country, taking stops in the Middle East and Europe. "I think it's sad that the previous administration was willing to admit that we couldn't get better than 1.9 per cent growth over the next 10 years", Mr Mulvaney said .

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:16

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed Monday in a Daesh attack on a military airbase in eastern Iraq, according to an Iraqi police officer. Ten other soldiers were injured, the sources told dpa on condition of anonymity. The Kirkush base houses USA military personnel training Iraqi troops, Iraqi media reported. ISIL's "caliphate", declared after the June 2014 military campaign, once stretched across northern Syria through much of northern and western Iraq.

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:36

The incident occurred Monday night following Grande's performance at the Manchester Arena as concert goers, many of them young children and teens, were leaving the venue, around 10:30 p.m. Britain's terrorist threat level has been set at "severe" in recent years indicating an attack is highly likely. Video from inside the arena showed people screaming as they made their way out amid a sea of pink balloons.

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:58

The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was forced to strong-arm reluctant members of his government into greeting Donald Trump at the airport - but several of them managed to embarrass him within minutes of the USA president's arrival.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:16

Trump left Riyadh for Tel Aviv ahead of talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in hopes of seeking ways to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace. The letter noted that " Jerusalem is to Israel and the Jewish people as Mecca is to Saudi Arabia and Muslims", and that each major religion has a capital that is "central to their idenitity".

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:10

Israel took control of the Old City after the Six Day War in 1967 and Israelis consider it, and all of Jerusalem , to be the capital of Israel, though Tel Aviv is recognized as the capital by the global community. Even before President Donald Trump began his trip to Israel, he had made history of sorts. The US president has been widely seen as considerably more supportive of Israel than his predecessor, Barack Obama .

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:21

The explosion rocked the arena at around 10:30 p.m. (5:30 pm ET), and the sound of wailing sirens cut through the smoky aftermath of the blast soon after. Panic and mayhem seized the crowd at the Manchester Arena as the blast reverberated through the building, just as the show was ending and pink balloons were dropping from the rafters in a signature flourish by Grande, a 23-year-old pop star on an global tour.

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:23

The US President, speaking on his Middle East tour, said he won't call the perpetrators monsters because "they'd like that term". The blast at a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande killed at least 22 people and wounded over 50, according to United Kingdom police.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:00

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by | May 23, 2017 | 17:28

In a statement , they said they meant to protest against Pence primarily over his stance on immigration, same-sex marriage, and his support for President Trump, which they claim doesn't align with their Catholic faith. Mr Pence , who was born not far from the northern IN campus, addressed the graduating class on Sunday. Before this year's ceremony, more than 1,700 Notre Dame alums signed a letter condemning the university's speaker selection.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:35

Women's Australian Open champion Ha Na Jang has walked away from the LPGA Tour. South Korea's Jang, who turned professional in 2010, made a great start to her career on the domestic Korean Tour, winning eight tournaments from 2012-15 including four in one year.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:33

The dual testimonies and new allegations that Flynn appeared to lie to federal security clearance investigators continue to keep Russian Federation in the headlines, even as Trump tried to distance himself from the Russian Federation investigation with his first global trip as president.

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:42

On the first leg of his trip in Saudi Arabia , Trump lashed out at Iran , accusing it of fuelling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror" and calling for its global isolation. Donald Trump on Monday denied an allegation that major media organizations never reported: that he had identified Israel as the source of US intelligence he shared this month with top Russian officials.

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:55

The other two USA nationals now being held in the North are college student Otto Warmbier and Korean-American pastor Kim Dong Chul , who received lengthy prison terms for "crimes against the state" and spying, respectively. The others are Otto Warmbier, serving a 15-year prison term with hard labour for alleged anti-state acts, and Kim Dong Chul , serving 10 years with hard labour for alleged espionage.

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:17

Pakistan's lawyer in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Sunday said India should not claim it had won before the International Court of Justice , as its order had merely been a procedural one, PTI reported. He said Pakistan was considering providing strong evidence against Jadhav in the ICJ to prove his involvement in "terrorist" activities. "The court wanted to be satisfied whether commander Jadhav had been denied consulor access, which he had", he said.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:17

The Prime Minister said the attack, which also left at least 59 people injured, was the result of "cold calculation". May also revealed that the British security services believe they know the identity of the lone attacker, but they will not be releasing his name.

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:42

Earlier, on Sunday, six police officers were killed and three more wounded in another Taliban attack in the southern Helmand Province, local authorities confirmed Tuesday. The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the incident so far. But Taliban insurgents are intensifying their offensive and their strength is growing.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:26

Israel will soon mark the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, a conflict in which it captured the Old City of Jerusalem and more than two dozen Palestinian villages around it from Jordan, laying the foundations of a long-simmering dispute.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:41

Flynn's attorneys told the Senate intelligence committee on Monday that he will not turn over personal documents sought under the congressional subpoena, citing an "escalating public frenzy" against him. The former acting attorney general, Sally Yates, previously told Congress that the Justice Department was concerned that Mr. Flynn was compromised by the Russians and could be vulnerable to blackmail as Mr.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:42

Police were called to the scene at 2133 GMT. Grande's management team, Scooter Braun Projects, said they had been left heartbroken by the incident and praised the actions of Manchester's emergency services. It is the worst terrorist attack in the United Kingdom since 56 people were killed in the 7/7 London bombings in 2005. "The bang echoed around the foyer of the arena and people started to run".

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:24

Israeli security closed off much of the normally bustling Old City in advance of Trump's visit. It came as Trump administration officials continue to differ over whether to describe the contested city as being part of Israel , and as Israeli officials urge the White House to move the U.S.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:41

NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem . As Trump and Netanyahu talked, the pressures that underscore the complexities of any negotiation were evident. Still, Mitchell stressed that the challenges in Israel and the Palestinian territories remain just as stiff as ever as Trump joins the long list of United States presidents who have tried to broker Middle East peace.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:34

Paula has since left the children and has asked that people ring the appropriate authorities. Though among Britain's oldest and most established cities - often vying with Birmingham for the title of the UK's second city after the capital London - Manchester is also a young city, home to the UK's largest university and one of Europe's largest student population.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:43

USA -based cleric Fethullah Gulen , wanted by Turkey for allegedly orchestrating the coup, is also named among the defendants of the high-profile trial and will be tried in absentia along with eight other defendants who are on the run. The investigation, launched by Istanbul chief prosecutor's office, was targeting the Gulenist structure within the army, the police said, although the individuals also included academics and lawyers.

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:20

The attack includes elements that belong to the US National Security Agency , and were leaked online last month. More attacks were possible, Choi said, "especially given that, unlike missile or nuclear tests, they can deny their involvement in attacks in cyberspace and get away with it".

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:24

Greater Manchester Police were unable to confirm what had happened at the centre and would not comment on local media reports that arrests had been made in connection with the attack. The blast occurred at the Manchester Arena at 10.35 p.m. local time on Monday shortly after a concert of United States pop singer Ariana Grande. The shopping centre as well as nearby areas were cordoned off and people were advised to stay away as the investigations continue.

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:20

In a statement released on Thursday morning , Noonan said that he did not wish to be considered for Cabinet by Enda Kenny's successor and that he believes that "now is a good time for a new Finance Minister to take up office". Joe Carey is due to make an announcemnet in the coming days, while Junior Minister Pat Breen is due to declare tomorrow. He understands, as he said last week, the unique circumstances of Donegal, cut off from the rest of the North for most of the last century by ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:05

England Under-20 defender Fikayo Tomori and goalkeeper Dean Henderson endured a nightmare moment to forget on Wednesday when they scored a candidate for the longest own-goal ever scored. Lewis Cook scored for England in the 53rd with a low shot from about 25 yards. The post U-20 World Cup: Nigerian Tomori Scores Own Goal As Guinea Hold England appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria .

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:41

The explosion occurred near the foyer area of the arena in what is being reported as a "nail bomb attack ". A male at the scene in Manchester has been identified as the probable bomber, and a USA official said suicide bombing is now considered to be the "likely" reason for the blast.

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:32

Through a translator, el-Sissi said Trump "had a unique personality" that allowed him "to do the impossible". "They just serve it up in a different dish". Trump also will hold meetings with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday before having a private evening meeting and dinner with Netanyahu and his wife at the prime minister's residence.

by | May 23, 2017 | 17:57

Lavrov denied that the subject of Comey came up during the meeting, according to Interfax news agency. The Post said the source of its information would not further identify the official, who was described as being a person close to Trump .

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:58

It's moving ahead with its nuclear weapons program as well. The statement said the military strengthened its air observation and maintained defense readiness. He said a new resolution is being negotiated and council members are expected to discuss it during Tuesday's closed consultations. The analyst said there was also a possibility that the North was conducting engine tests and other experiments as it pushed for the development of a solid-fuel ICBM that could potentially reach the US ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:01

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said his responsibilities to President Donald Trump do not place him "in an impossible situation", pushing back at warnings he will be asked to defend the indefensible. U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., said the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel by the U.S. Department of Justice is another way in understand how Russian Federation could have interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:25

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comment at a daily news briefing in Beijing, while reiterating that China opposed North Korea's missile activities, which run counter to United Nations resolutions. Some experts believe it will be 2030 or later for the North to develop the technology. Pyongyang's often-stated goal is to ideal a nuclear warhead that it can put on a missile capable of hitting Washington or other US cities.

by | May 23, 2017 | 16:32

Xi's remarks came in a meeting with South Korean special envoy Lee Hae-chan, who was dispatched to Beijing by new President Moon Jae-in on a mission to reopen contacts and seek a way out of the current impasse that has hit South Korean businesses hard.