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22 killed, 59 injured in blast at pop concert in UK

The death toll makes the attack the deadliest attack on British soil since the 7/7 bombings. 'I have spoken with the Prime Minister and we have agreed that all national campaigning in the General Election will be suspended until further notice'. Read More »

Donald Trump drops out of Saudi Arabia event due to 'exhaustion'

The president's flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv today was believed to be the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel . It was his first major speech outside America , his first foreign tour (as president) and probably the first time he has addressed dozens of Muslim leaders (again as president). Read More »

Supporters of Islamic State celebrate Manchester attack


Police chief Ian Hopkins had said earlier that a sole attacker had set off an "improvised explosive device" and died in the process. One user said he hoped Islamic State was responsible for the attack, although no claim has appeared on any of the militant's group's official social media channels. Read More »

Trump calls Manchester attack perpetrators 'evil losers'

President Donald Trump delivered scathing remarks on the terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that killed at least 22 people and wounded 59 others late Monday night. At the same time, he urged Israel to hold back on settlement building in the West Bank, a longstanding concern of Palestinians and much of the world. Read More »

Eskom and Brown committed perjury


But MPs dismissed his argument. "On the strength of the representations from the minister and Molefe, the ANC acceded to his nomination as a Member of Parliament because he had resigned". Let us not play around with technical questions. "However‚ having had an opportunity to properly appraise the issues‚ I have decided that I will abide by the court's decision on the legality of Mr Molefe's return to Eskom‚" Brown said. Read More »

Sirisena swaps portfolios of Foreign, Finance Ministers


The Sri Lankan government today announced significant changes to the cabinet, including the appointment of a new foreign minister and Finance Minister, the first reshuffling of the current presidency in office since 2015. The Government has made a decision to gazette the scopes relevant to the new cabinet reshuffle within five days. Karunanayake and Ranatunga in particular have come in for severe criticism in the handling of their portfolios. Read More »

Trump 1st sitting US president to visit Western Wall

White House aides were euphoric after the visit to Riyadh, where Trump called on dozens of gathered Muslim leaders to join against the "fanatical violence" of terrorist groups. He's speaking alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS') in Bethlehem. MARTIN: Now, President Trump said in Saudi Arabia today that he thinks peace between Israelis and Palestinians is possible. Read More »

Mattis makes clear USA commitment to protecting Turkey

A military official told VOA the United States will provide Kurdish forces around Raqqa with small arms, machine-guns, ammunition, and armored vehicles to counter improvised explosive devices and construction equipment. "We'll work out any of the concerns", Mattis said referring to Turkey's concerns. "We agree 100 percent with Turkey's concern about PKK, a named terrorist group". Read More »

Australia's banks have 'target on their chests' in Federal Budget 2017


He also sought to preserve the nation's cherished AAA credit score by forecasting a return to surplus in the 2020-21 fiscal year. The projections come despite the government deciding to jettison $13 billion in savings measures previously embarked upon by the Coalition government under the previous leadership of former prime minister Tony Abbott and treasurer Joe Hockey. Read More »

China's Xi willing to put South Korea ties back on track


Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has met with a special envoy sent by new South Korean President Moon Jae-in as the two countries attempt to fix relations damaged by China's strong objections to the deployment of a high-tech American missile defense system in South Korea meant to guard against North Korean threats. Read More »

At least 35 students injured in Quaid-i-Azam University clash


Police arrested a few students involved in the clash and seized weapons from them. Rangers were also summoned to bring the situation under control.The injured including some wounded by gunshots have been shifted to the hospital. A representative of the district administration told media that the administration has chose to search hostels for any suspicious and weapons. The varsity administration has announced to suspend the educational activities and keep hostels as well the university ... Read More »

Trump to 'Quickly' Replace FBI Director Comey


Fisher headed the Justice Department s criminal division, also under Bush. Department of Justice officials have already begun interviewing candidates for the permanent Federal Bureau of Investigation director role. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate leader and a former Texas attorney general; and U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson, a George W. Bush appointee who struck down the centerpiece of the Obama administration's health care law in 2010. Read More »

Trump heads for Bethlehem to see Palestinian leader

During his visit to Israel, President Donald Trump will stay in an "armored suite" in Jerusalem's King David Hotel that is capable of withstanding nearly any kind of attack, The Hill reported Saturday. Trump, who is Protestant, is the first USA president to have Jewish members of his immediate family. Abbas said he was enthusiastic about "keeping the door open to dialogue with our Israeli neighbours". Read More »

Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses border


North Korea has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of past year in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States. North Korea said on Monday that Sunday's launch met all technical requirements that could allow mass-production of the missile, which it calls the Pukguksong-2. Read More »

Movie Star Roger Moore dies at age 89

After handing over the role of Bond to Timothy Dalton, Moore went into semi-retirement, living a millionaire's life and traveling between his homes in Los Angeles, Switzerland and the south of France. He became just as popular for his humanitarian work as he was for his movies. At the time, he said the citation "meant far more to me than if I had got it for acting". Read More »

General Election campaigning suspended after deadly Manchester blast

The PM said: "It is now beyond doubt that the people of Manchester and of this country have fallen victim to a callous terrorist attack, an attack that targeted some of the youngest people in our society with cold calculation". The Department of Homeland Security says there is no evidence of credible threats against music venues in the US, as England reels from an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert late Monday. Read More »

Trump embraces Israel, but Russian ties still trail him

But in preparations for the planned visit, a junior US official commented to Israelis that the Jewish holy site is "not your territory". Still, the latest iteration of the Russian Federation scandal didn't hog the headlines of Trump's Jerusalem visit. Read More »

Never mentioned Israel to Russians over intelligence leak

Political science professor Hassan Nafaa told Daily News Egypt that there are several talks now and a historic opportunity to reach peace, which he doubts would succeed, as there are no indications that Netanyahu would accept a two-state solution or any solution that would establish a Palestinian state. Read More »

Trump says Manchester bombing is the work of 'evil losers'

In planning for Trump's visit to Israel , the US delegation rejected a request that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompany him to the Western Wall, telling the Israelis it is "not your territory". "The problem is with the occupation and settlements, as well as the non-recognition of the state of Palestine". Abbas and Trump both affirmed their support to finding a peaceful resolution to the conflict. Read More »

Regional stability can not be achieved without Tehran's help: Rouhani


The two scenes - dancing in the streets in Tehran and Sunni leaders gathered in an opulent hall in Riyadh - also pointed to a complicating reality in West Asia: There is often a disconnect between the leaders and their people. The outcome will doubtless lend more power to Rouhani's elbow, most importantly in his pursuit of a reformist agenda and the choice of a new supreme leader who calls the shots in the overall construct. Read More »

North Korea Says Missile Ready for Mass Production, US Doubts Progress


Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday. It did not immediately provide more details. On Sunday afternoon, the North test-fired a ballistic missile , which flew more than 500 kilometers. North Korea'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. "The missile, which travelled about 430 miles, is apparently a new design with a longer range than previously known North Korean weapons".It also had several pictures ... Read More »

Trump arrives for talks with Palestinian leader in Bethlehem

At a brief public appearance with Netanyahu today, Trump said he did not mention Israel at the fateful meeting. "I won't call them monsters because they would like that term...they're losers, just remember that". "We understand each other", said Netanyahu. Abbas visited Trump in Washington earlier this month, and they both attended the summit in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, where Trump kicked off his first trip overseas as USA president. Read More »

Publicly-owned utilities will cut bills by £220 annually, says Labour


The BBK don sat down with the Labour party politician to discuss ways to engage young people with politics, following some Twitter interaction. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has rejected suggestions that Labour MPs are distancing themselves from Jeremy Corbyn as he challenged a journalist to reveal their sources. Read More »

Despite Promise, Trump Won't Be Moving US Embassy To Jerusalem


During his visit, Trump is scheduled to meet with the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, in Bethlehem, and will " urge Palestinian leaders to take productive steps toward peace , " the text accompanying the video reads. Trump has said he'd like to broker a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, calling it "the ultimate deal". "We will get it done..." "It is something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as hard as people have thought over the years", the U.S. Read More »

Hassan Rouhani sweeps polls to second term

His election is a huge endorsement for a nuclear deal that his government reached with world powers, which led to the lifting of the crippling sanctions against Iran and saved the country from the threat of a war. Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a congratulatory message to Hassan Rouhani after his re-election as President of Iran. Rouhani won by a wide margin, giving the moderate cleric a second four-year term to see out his agenda pushing for greater freedoms and outreach to ... Read More »

TPP ministerial meeting issues statement

Negotiations for the 16-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership led by China started four years ago, and members are seeking to finalize the agreement by the end of the year. But the top US representative at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting made clear that won't happen under Trump . The Asia-Pacific countries failed to agree on their usual joint statement after the United States opposed wording that supported free trade and opposed protectionism , officials at ... Read More »

Terror attack at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester: What we know


Twitter and Facebook were filled with appeals for information about people who had not been accounted for. Police are trying to determine if the person acted alone or had support in the Monday night blast. Manchester residents opened up their homes to people left stranded by the incident, sending messages with the hashtag #RoomforManchester . Scarlett Moffat's post was perhaps most moving, and vital, as she highlighted the faces of children still missing following the explosion, ... Read More »

Asean, China move to next stage on South China Sea negotiations

Duterte said he discussed the issue of oil drilling in the disputed part of the South China Sea during his meeting with Xi in Beijing on Monday. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. All parties have agreed to manage and control their differences under the framework of regional regulations, the Foreign Ministry said in a news release. Read More »

Nineteen killed in terror blast at United Kingdom pop concert


After the initial incident, police carried out a precautionary controlled explosion nearby but the item turned out to be discarded clothing, not a "suspicious item", Greater Manchester Police said. Prime Minister Theresa May said the incident was being treated as a terrorist attack, making it the deadliest militant assault in Britain since four British Muslims killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London's transport system in July 2005. Read More »

Trump Asked Intel Heads To Push Back On FBI Russia Probe

Mr. Trump made the requests to Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, and Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence. In that list of three, only Kushner worked on the campaign, works in the White House and has known Russian contacts. Officials said participants got an average of $125 per month, while households got an average of $258. Read More »