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by | May 23, 2017 | 20:42

Donald Trump is on his first foreign trip since becoming United States president in January. "We are ready to seek common security and interests". The king has lavished praise and all the trappings of a royal welcome on the new American president, welcoming in particular Trump's pledge to be tougher on Iran than Obama was.

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:07

This must have been a hungry sea lion, but the title of the video ("Killer Sea lion drags girl into Steveston waters") is a bit much. A family relative however immediately jumped into the water to rescue the girl and brought her out in time.

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:39

They discussed the prospects for tax reform as Republicans control Congress and the White House , calling it a "once in a generation" opportunity to overhaul the USA tax code. The White House released a broad tax plan in April that would dramatically cut taxes for corporations but did not explain how the government would pay for the massive tax reductions.

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:37

In what appeared to be an unrelated incident Tuesday, police evacuated a large shopping center in Manchester that was rebuilt after an IRA bombing in 1996. A controlled explosion was carried out by police at the Cathedral Gardens area near Manchester Arena shortly after 1.30am. Grande, who had just finished the first of three scheduled United Kingdom performances when the blast hit, was not injured.

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:46

U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement that it had detected and tracked the launch at 9:59 p.m. Council members reiterated the importance of maintaining peace and stability on the peninsula and in the region and expressed their commitment "to a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the situation".

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:24

USA policy doesn't hold that the city is part of Israel . Allowing them to do so could have led to accusations that Washington was implicitly recognizing Israel's unilateral claim of sovereignty over the site, which would break with years of United States and worldwide precedent.

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:28

Police have confirmed in recent hours that at least 22 people were killed in the attack , including children, and 59 injured as a concert by the U.S. "I want her home and I want her safe". "How we weren't crushed to death is a miracle". "It was just after she finished her final song". Karen Ford, who had taken her 13-year-old daughter to the concert, described "mayhem" on the street.

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:18

Police cars, bomb-disposal units and 60 ambulances raced to the scene as the scale of the carnage became clear. British Prime Minister Theresa May issued a statement, confirming that police are treating the incident as a terror attack. "We have been treating this as a terrorist incident, and we believe at this stage, the attack last night was conducted by one man". May is due to hold a crisis response meeting.

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:43

What bearing this has on the subjects of Mr. Comey's testimony is unclear, but Comey's acceptance of the Intelligence Committee's invitation and rejection of that from the Judiciary Committee, the Senate body most closely concerned with law enforcement, may suggest whatever he is planning to testify on, including his conservations with President Trump, are not matters related to any pending criminal investigation.

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:08

The council on Monday strongly condemned North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of United Nations sanctions banning ballistic missile tests and again vowed to impose new sanctions in response to its latest launch. Turkey condemned North Korea's latest missile test on Monday and called on the isolated state to stop its "provocative behaviour". The UN Security Council (UNSC) made a decision to hold a closed-door meeting on Tuesday to discuss responses to the North's ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:45

Mr Netanyahu reportedly had to order ministers to attend the welcome ceremony at the airport, according to Israel's Haaretz newspaper, after he discovered a number were planning to skip the event. Trump said the Saudi Arabia trip gave him "new reasons for hope" that peace could be achieved in the Middle East. Egypt and Jordan are the only two Arab countries to have signed peace deals with Israel.

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:48

The blast occurred around 10.35pm on Monday night just as an Ariana Grande concert in the venue came to an end. Grande, who is wildly popular both in Britain and the United States , was not injured in the attack. One wrote: "May they taste what the weak people in Mosul and (Raqqa) experience from their being bombed and burned", according to the US -based SITE Intelligence Group.

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:20

Another, who uses the Twitter name "Ari" in tribute to the singer, posted: 'I don't have words. "We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack ". Sixty ambulances attended the incident and those wounded are now being treated at six hospitals around the city. "Let us remember those who died". "Olivia Campbell is still missing".

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:20

Netanyahu and Abbas were not scheduled to meet during Trump's visit. Abbas concluded his statement by saying that he hopes history will record that President Trump is the American president who achieved peace between the Palestinians and Israelis, adding that he extends his hand to be a partner in this task.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:55

The police say it is being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise. She said her thoughts were with the victims and the families of those who have been affected. We can't stand any more slaughter of innocent people ... The area around the arena was swamped with police and emergency vehicles and approach roads were closed.

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:39

There were children among the 22 killed in the attack, while 59 people were injured, Greater Manchester Police chief Ian Hopkins said early Tuesday. "It smelled of burning, and there was quite a lot of smoke as we were leaving". "It was a really big explosion. Everybody started screaming and running", he said.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:56

Fifty-two people were killed and over 700 more were injured in those attacks. Witnesses reported hearing a "huge bang" at the venue shortly after USA singer's gig finished on Monday evening. Emergency services and numerous ambulances were dispatched to the stadium area, where some 20,000 people were on hand to see Grande perform. Manchester Fire and Rescue described the incident as "utterly heartbreaking" and asked people not to dial 999 "unless you really need us".

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:45

Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced Thursday he will resign from Congress next month, saying a "mid-life crisis" had compelled him to step away from his chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee just as it is poised to investigate President Donald Trump's firing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:59

They would think that's a great name. "So many young handsome innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life". Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it was a "brutal attack on young people everywhere" in remarks to parliament.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:54

The White House immediately denied the report, until Trump tweeted the next day that he had an " absolute right " to share information he deems fit as president. The event marked the last of three public appearances that Trump made before the media since landing at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. President Trump insisted Monday that he never divulged Israel as the source of highly classified intelligence about a terror plot when he spoke to Russian diplomats this month, as US and ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:33

Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina and Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, who head the Intelligence Committee, had previously invited Comey to speak in a closed session as part of the committee's own investigation into Russia's interference.

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:25

Trump said Muslim nations must deny all territory and sanctuary to terrorists; cut off their financing; and battle for hearts and souls by undermining terrorist recruitment and radicalism. Israel may also be concerned because of Trump's recently-announced arms deal with Saudi Arabia , according to a report by Reuters. "A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and drive out the extremists".

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:35

Trump said the "wicked ideology must be obliterated - and I mean completely obliterated". President Trump called the Manchester concert bombing the work of " evil losers " Tuesday, as he continued his attempts to rally the Muslim world against what he calls Islamist extremism.

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:42

Speaking to reporters early Tuesday, Manchester's chief constable, Ian Hopkins, said that a man had detonated "an improvised explosive device" and had been killed in the blast. - Who are the victims? "We will activate more helplines to be of further assistance to families and friends of those affected by attack", the High Commission said in a statement on Twitter.

by | May 23, 2017 | 20:06

Britain is now in the midst of an election campaign but both Ms. While Labour leader Corbyn has called it a "terrible incident". Canadian officials have expressed concern and solidarity with the British people. May is predicted by opinion polls to win a large majority. The Prime Minister has condemned the "appalling" incident and General Election campaigning has been suspended.

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:43

The President reinforced the message when he went on to have a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . He later travelled by helicopter to Jerusalem and, in remarks at Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's residence, launched another salvo against Iran.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:15

Central Command, 70 ISIS terrorists surrendered to the U.S. -led global coalition Wednesday, and left heavy weapons behind them. The Kurdish-Arab SDF has been the main faction fighting Daesh on the ground in Syria, but Turkey dismisses it as a front for the YPG.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:39

A senior foreign policy adviser to Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed the importance of relations with South Korea on Friday as the two countries attempt to mend a rift in ties over the deployment of a US missile-defense system to guard against North Korean threats.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:18

Comey will testify publicly before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day, the panel's leaders announced Friday. According to the report, Trump also said he had "faced great pressure because of Russia" that was "taken off" by his decision to fire Comey.

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:06

Melania and Ivanka are accompanying Trump on his first worldwide trip as president, arriving in Riyadh on Saturday, the first stop on a journey that will take him to Israel, The Vatican and to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits in Brussels and Sicily, respectively.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:25

In the 2017 Budget announcement, Treasurer Scott Morrison announced a 0.06% annual levy on key funding sources for Australia's major banks - a cost that could be passed on to Aussie borrowers and may drive them toward alternate lending sources.

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:36

People described a scene of chaos and terror. There haven't been any claims of responsibility, but authorities are investigating if it was a suicide attack. Manchester Arena said on its website that the blast struck outside the venue as concertgoers were leaving. One concertgoer, Sasina Akhtar, told The Manchester Evening News that there had been an explosion at the back of the arena after the last song.

by | May 23, 2017 | 18:51

On May 15, Abe said on a Japanese TV program he wants to hold talks with Moon and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting. The Chinese leader voiced his hopes to put relations " back onto a normal track " after resolving the existing disputes.

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:03

Both Coats and Rogers are set to testify before Congress on Tuesday in previously scheduled hearings - Coats, a former Indiana GOP senator, before the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Rogers before the House Armed Services Committee. In addition to the requests to Coats and Rogers, senior White House officials sounded out top intelligence officials about the possibility of intervening directly with Comey to encourage the Federal Bureau of Investigation to drop its probe of Michael Flynn ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 19:30

It has nothing to do with ethnicity", Tillerson said . Over the weekend, jubilant young voters celebrated Rouhani's victory in the streets, looking forward to fresh cooperation and expanded business ties with the West - and with the U.S.