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Michael Flynn Refuses to Comply With Subpoena

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Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina had to retract a statement made hours earlier that Flynn's lawyer had told the committee he would not comply with the subpoena. "We'll figure out on General Flynn what the next step, if any, is". It says one official had read quotations to the Times and another had confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion. Read More »

President Rivlin Holds Official Welcoming Of President Trump

Israeli ministers have approved measures aimed at improving the Palestinian economy and facilitating crossings, rare moves said to be at the U.S. President Donald Trump's request hours ahead of his arrival. "I've heard about you so much from my mother". Trump was accompanied by the Western Wall's rabbi, Shmuel Rabinovitz, during his visit. "Our problem is with the occupation and settlements and the failure of Israel to recognize the state of Palestine in the same way we recognize it". Read More »

West Norfolk reacts to the Manchester Arena attack

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Terrorism Police UK are urging witnesses to share images and video of the suicide bomb explosion via an online form here . Twitter and Facebook were filled with appeals for the missing. Police say some 400 officers were deployed overnight to help with the investigation. The Manchester Arena, where the blast occurred, is one of the largest concert venues in Europe with a capacity of 21,000. Read More »

Palestinian Families to Call on Trump to Help Resolve Prisoners' Hunger Strike

Former US president Bill Clinton made four trips to Israel while in office, but it was only on that final visit in 1998 that he also went to the Palestinian territories to meet with Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat. But "lasting peace will only come if there is justice". He cut through the shouts of multiple questioners during the photo opportunity with Trump to say simply, "Intelligence cooperation is terrific". Read More »

Muslim countries must lead anti-terrorism battle

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The excerpts from a leaked version of his speech suggested a softer tone with Trump attempting to bolster support for the fight against Islamic State (IS) militants. Neither Melania nor Ivanka Trump have worn headscarves during the visit, following the tradition of other presidential spouses who visited Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Ariana Grande concert explosion: Final moments before blast

The explosion, which apparently took place in, or just outside, the arena's main corridor, sent panicked fans running. It is unclear how many people attended the concert Monday, but those who were seated in the arena's upper tier had to wait several minutes before being able to exit the venue after the explosion. Read More »

At least 19 dead in blast at United Kingdom concert

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Ariana Grande has reportedly chosen to suspend her current tour, after a number of people were killed in an explosion at her concert in Manchester on Monday (22 May ). All campaigning ahead of the June 8 general election has been suspended. Amber Rudd, the United Kingdom home secretary, said the "barbaric attack" had deliberately targeted young people and children. Read More »

Mueller reviewed the Comey memos

While Trump's conversation with Rogers was documented in an internal memo by a senior NSA official, it is unclear whether a similar memo was prepared to document Trump's conversation with Coates, but officials told the Post that such memos could be made available to both the special counsel now overseeing the Russian Federation investigation and congressional investigators, who might explore whether Trump attempted to impede the FBI investigation. Read More »

Key lawmakers vow full airing of reasons behind Comey firing

President Donald Trump called two top intelligence community figures to request that they deny in public any evidence of collusion between his campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election, multiple current and former U.S. One official said that memo-and others like it-could be obtained by Robert Mueller , the former FBI director who was tapped last week to head the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

'I never mentioned the word or the name Israel' to Russians

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had sought to accompany Trump to the Western Wall . Ahead of talks with Netanyahu, Trump was touring two iconic sites in Jerusalem , a city holy to Muslims, Christians and Jews. For Riyadh the visit is an opportunity to rebuild ties with a key ally, strained under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama who Sunni Arab Gulf states suspected of a tilt towards their Shiite regional rival Iran. Read More »

Trump lands in Tel Aviv for his tour's second stop

Trump spoke in Jerusalem alongside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin ahead of talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . Welcoming Trump, Netanyahu said , "I also look forward to working closely with you to advance peace in our region, because you have noted so succinctly that common dangers are turning former enemies into partners". Read More »

Chelsea Manning released after seven years from military prison

Manning's immediate plans, including living arrangements, remained unclear. Taxpayers have paid for her transgender hormone treatments while she's been locked up. While that appeal goes forward Manning will remain a member of the U.S. Military, eligible for benefits but not pay. Manning was never convicted on the most serious charge that she faced: Aiding the enemy, which would qualify as treason and would have carried a life sentence. Read More »

Ex-CIA chief concerned over Trump campaign Kremlin contacts

On Monday, Rep. Elijah Cummings, the senior Democrat on the House oversight committee, cited inconsistencies in Flynn's disclosures to US investigators during his security clearance review in early 2016. The White House said he had misled top U.S. officials, including vice president Mike Pence, about his contacts with Russian officials, including the ambassador to the US. Read More »

Gambia's Jammeh 'Stole $50m', Assets Frozen: Minister

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In total, he withdrew "189,000,000 ($4m) from funds belonging to Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation ... and at least $50,000,000 from Special Projects Fund and International Gateway Accounts at the Central Bank of The Gambia", Tambadou said. Read More »

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Manchester Bombing

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Our thoughts are now with our British friends. Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, tweets: "Our thoughts (and) prayers are with the people in #Manchester affected by the blast. "It's the most terrible feeling ever, to know your daughter is there and you don't know whether she's dead or alive", she said. The explosion occurred just after 10:30 p.m.at the end of a pop concert by a USA singer. Read More »

Daniel Sturridge sends message to Liverpool fans about Jurgen Klopp

Arsenal can still end the season with a trophy if they beat Premier League champions Chelsea in the FA Cup Final on Saturday. Wenger has confirmed his future will be clarified after a board meeting following the match at Wembley, and Seaman hopes he remains despite growing calls for him to leave. Read More »

Trump travels to Bethlehem for talks with Palestinian president

Trump is the first sitting us president to visit the Western wall , yet the administration remains unclear on whether it believes the wall is part of Israel . It could be an awkward moment for White House press secretary Sean Spicer , who in April was the target of a stinging statement from Yad Vashem over his controversial comparison between Adolf Hitler and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a press briefing. Read More »

Top prosecutor accuses president of corruption

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The accusations against President Michel Temer have plunged Latin America's largest nation into crisis yet again. On Thursday, thousands of people demonstrated against Mr Temer in the capital Brasilia and in Rio de Janeiro. Ibovespa, the Brazilian bourse, has largely recovered from its precipitous fall when the JBS news first broke, and the country narrowly retained its credit rating on Friday. Read More »

Ariana Grande 'broken' after blast outside her show kills 22

British Prime Minister Theresa May says that it is "beyond doubt" that Britain and the city of Manchester have fallen victim to "a callous terrorist attack". Police have set up a hotline for people affected by the incident: 0161 856 9400. The government was expected to call an emergency Cabinet meeting. Police said roughly 50 people were injured. Read More »

Trump avoids pointing to Saudis' human rights failings

In a pointed departure from his predecessor, the United States president all but promised he would not publicly admonish middle eastern rulers for human rights violations and oppressive reigns. In office, he ordered temporary bans on people from several Muslim-majority countries, which have been blocked by courts that ruled they were discriminatory. Read More »

Paul Ryan: 'I do' have confidence in Trump

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But the Coppell Republican argued that prolonging the health care debate - which was more attributable to internal ideological divisions in the House GOP than any White House drama - did more damage to tax reform's prospects than any recent Trump controversies. Read More »

Questions about Russian Federation chase Trump during first Israel visit

The Saudi king also felicitated Donald Trump with their highest civilian order. On Sunday, Boeing (BA) said it had signed several defense and commercial deals with Saudi Arabia. And Trump made one symbolic gesture Monday in bridging the gap between Israel and the Arab world. Trump met with both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during his quick stop in the region. Read More »

That story about unaccompanied children at a Manchester Holiday Inn isn't true

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Scores of people asked people in need to contact them if they required somewhere to stay following the attack. Last night, Manchester was subject to the worst terrorist attack in the United Kingdom since the 7/7 bombings. Meanwhile, Twitter users rallied to help each other under the hashtag #roomformanchester , offering anything from a place to stay, a ride or even a plug to charge their phones. Read More »

UN condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

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In a unanimous statement backed by Pyongyang's ally China, the UN Security Council yesterday strongly condemned Sunday's test-firing of the medium-range Pukguksong-2, instructing the UN sanctions committee to redouble efforts to implement a series of tough measures adopted past year. Read More »

White House puts 'Jerusalem, Israel' on website

Bush and Barack Obama. Trump used his visit to Riyadh to bolster USA ties with Arab and Islamic nations, announce $110 billion in US arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and send Iran a tough message. White House aides have tried to play down expectations for significant progress on the peace process during Trump's stop, casting it as more symbolic than substantive. Read More »

Ex-FBI director to lead Russian Federation probe

Republican U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona told "Fox News Sunday" he was left "speechless" by reports of Trump's remarks about Comey in the May 10 meeting with Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister and Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States. Read More »

South Korea says fires warning shots at object flown from North Korea

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Recently, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the heavily militarized border between the rival Koreas. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of the Pukguksong-2, which confirmed reliable late-stage guidance of the warhead and the functioning of a solid-fuel engine, the KCNA state news agency said. Read More »

House Intelligence Hearing With John Brennan

Brennan said he became convinced last summer that Russian Federation was trying to interfere in the campaign, saying "they were very aggressive". "I don't know what was shared or said in the Oval Office, but if the reports in the press are true that Mr. Read More »

Trump administration flip flops on location of Western Wall

President Donald Trump on Monday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in Judaism. The New York Times subsequently reported Israel was the source of the intelligence. McMaster voiced support last week for Palestinian "self-determination". The president shared so much detail, the Post reported, that Russian spies and potentially their Iranian and Syrian allies would be able to figure out the sources and methods a US ally has used to ... Read More »

World leaders condemn Manchester attack, express condolence

About 60 others were wounded. The Jun. 28, 2016 attack at the Istanbul Ataturk airport killed 45 people at the entrance to a terminal building, while the March 22, 2016 attacks in Brussels included a bomb in an airport check-in area prior to security checks. Read More »

Mum and daughter describe panic after concert blast

Prime Minister Theresa May said her thoughts were with the victims and their families in "what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack". TMZ , the entertainment news website, said Grande was reported to be "in hysterics" over the deadly blast. Correspondents at the scene said most attendees were girls and young women, between the ages of nine and 23. Read More »

Here's how the world reacted to Trump's Saudi Arabia visit

The mood was a genuinely good mood, and at the end of the trip, as I was getting back on the plane, the security guards for the Saudis' side who had been helping us over the weekend all wanted to pose for a big photo op, and then they gave me two huge bushels of dates as a present... Read More »

Rep. Jason Chaffetz to Leave Congress in June

Chaffetz added that he would prefer that Trump had confronted the Russians over their interference with the election. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://usat.ly/2qxXaY4 Rep. Chaffetz said in a statement published Thursday that he chose to resign to spend more time with his family. He rescinded his endorsement of Trump a year ago after recordings surfaced of the reality show star bragging about groping women, with Chaffetz saying he couldn't look his teenage daughter in the eye ... Read More »