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Trump reaffirms commitment to Israel, achieving peace in Middle East

Welcoming the USA president, Netanyahu noted "the forceful" speech delivered by Trump the previous day in Saudi Arabia, when he "called on all nations to drive out terrorists and extremists". Later, Trump made his way down a reception line of dozens of Israeli officials, shaking hands with each one while Netanyahu waited. "Palestinian people want peace; Israeli people want peace". Read More »

White House: Western Wall comments 'unauthorized,' do not represent Trump's stance

Additionally, he all but ignores the fact that the Palestinian territories are governed by terrorists and terror-supporting regimes, while Israel is a free state and one of the few stable, reliable American allies in the Middle East. Israel's position is that all embassies should be in its capital, Jerusalem , but the global community has maintained that the status of the city should only be decided when there is a peace treaty with the Palestinians, who insist that the eastern half of ... Read More »

Flynn to decline US Senate subpoena in Russian Federation probe

Interviewed as part of the clearance renewal process, Flynn said all of his foreign trips as a private citizen "were funded by US companies", according to excerpts of a March 14, 2016, report compiled by security clearance investigators. Seeking protection under the Fifth Amendment, which guarantees Americans the right against self-incrimination, allows Flynn to remain silent without admitting guilt. Read More »

Arsenal hurt by 'horrendous' atmosphere - Wenger

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A Champions League play-off in late August, when Liverpool will be seeded in the draw, will determine whether Klopp's team reach the lucrative group stage. "For me, it's as simple as that - we are not attracting big players anymore". "It's exciting times for the football club and that is something I wanted to be part of when I came here". Read More »

USA renews hold on Iran nuclear sanctions, implements missile sanctions

In retaliation for the new US sanctions, Iran said it had added nine American individuals and companies to its own list of 15 USA companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperation with Israel, its archenemy. The new sanctions designate seven entities, including two top Iranian defence officials and a China-based network supplying material to Iran's missile programme. Read More »

Palestinian stabs Israeli officer, is shot

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And while he remarked on his visit to the Western Wall, becoming the first sitting United States president to visit the holy Jewish site, Trump did not deliver any promises on the final status of the city in which it sits, Jerusalem . Read More »

University Of Maryland Stabbing, Is It a Hate Crime? Authorities Investigate

Army. Police initially believed race did not play a role in the attack (Collins was black, Urbanski is white), but soon were made aware of a Facebook page Urbanski was a member of the so-called "Alt-Reich Nation", which contained "despicable" information showing "extreme bias against women, Latinos, persons of Jewish faith and especially African-Americans", according to University Police Chief David Mitchell. Read More »

Hall of Fame Seahawks tackle Cortez Kennedy found dead

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Kennedy was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012, becoming the second full-time Seahawks player to do so following Steve Largent. He was named the Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year, even the Seahawks had a woeful 2-14 record. Read More »

Trump says he didn't mention Israel in meeting with Russians

President Trump is also accompanied here by his wife, Melania, and she and Ivanka Trump have often been the only women present in public meetings with Saudi officials. BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: I want you to know how much we appreciate the change in American policy on Iran. 'Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear: Barbarism will deliver you no glory - piety to evil will bring you no dignity, ' the President said in a sumptuous Saudi ballroom that put Mar-a-Lago to shame. Read More »

Eight Aussie companies hit in global cyber attack

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Asked if the government had ignored warnings over the NHS being at risk from cyber attack, May told Sky News: "No". Rudd was speaking after chairing a meeting in Whitehall, London, of the government's main emergency committee, known as Cobra. Read More »

Trump Boasted About Firing 'Nut Job' Comey to Russian Officials

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Former FBI Director James Comey will testify publicly before the Senate intelligence committee, committee leaders announced Friday. "Director Comey ... On Thursday , Trump declared himself the victim of the "greatest witch hunt" in American political history and denied allegations of collusion. Read More »

Trump urges Israel, Arab world to start "new partnership"

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He has appointed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior adviser on brokering an agreement , while Jason Greenblatt, formerly a lawyer in Trump's real estate group, has taken the day-to-day role of liaising with officials and leaders in the region on the nitty-gritty contours of any solution. Read More »

Benjamin Netanyahu Welcomes Trump, Delivers Indirect Insult to Obama

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Once Trump arrived in Israel , however, the talk was of peace. At Rivlin's residence, Trump lashed out at Iran. "It must cease immediately", he said, referring to Iran's alleged involvement in arming and training militias. Trump has called an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement "the ultimate deal", but has been vague about what form it should take. From cameras capturing Melania's smile turning into a frown the moment Donald Trump looked away from her to the couple's body language, ... Read More »

Chelsea Manning Posts Photo of Pizza After Release From Prison

Hugs for Chelsea includes Nash's song "Almost Gone", which the folk-rock legend co-wrote with Crosby, Stills & Nash touring keyboardist James Raymond about Manning in 2011. Several ambassadors were recalled, expelled or reassigned because of embarrassing disclosures. She was kept in solitary confinement for a year, and also attempted suicide twice. Read More »

Duterte declares martial law in south

Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana, who joined Mr. Abella in the media interview, confirmed that Maute militants have occupied some establishments in Marawi City like Amai Pakpak Medical Center, the City Hall, and the city jail. "We're trying our best to contain the situation", Herrera said by telephone, adding that troops were moving carefully to avoid hitting civilians in the area of the fighting. Read More »

Theresa May blames 'fake claims' as she denies dementia tax U-turn

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Speaking at the launch of the Welsh Conservative manifesto , Mrs May disclosed details of the cap, although she did not say what amount the upper limit would be - only that it would be part of a consultation. She only outlined one policy to this effect: companies would be forced to put workers on boards to give them a say in decision-making. "Their complete failure unequivocally to condemn terrorism, and to attempt to contextualise it, are deeply worrying coming from two people who in ... Read More »

Coutinho would rather Liverpool legacy over move to Barcelona or Real Madrid

However, Milner went through a similar process with Manchester City and while he accepts making the Champions League represents progress, he insists the biggest strides are made by winning silverware. He said: "It is not that I will sit together with Michael Edwards ( Liverpool's sporting director) tomorrow and think about what we need". It's about putting yourselves in those situations. Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief in talks with Germany, Turkey over air base spat

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The officials will not visit the Incirlik airbase , where German officials were previously denied access this month, a move that further worsened political tensions between the two nations. "We are continuing our work to resolve this saddening problem". Turkey's refusal is linked to Germany's recent decision to grant asylum to Turkish soldiers and officials stationed at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation bases, who have been termed as disloyal officials by Ankara after a botched coup ... Read More »

Israelis and Arabs share 'common cause' against Iran

Following Donald Trump's first foreign trip over the weekend, which began in Saudi Arabia , the Gulf state along with the United Arab Emirates are poised to donate $100m to the World Bank fund. Najib said he was also touched by the warmth showed by King Salman towards him as he did not expect to be feted with sumptuous lunch attended by Saudi Arabia royal families and cabinet members when he had an audience with the monarch yesterday. Read More »

U.S. intel chief declines comment on any Trump request about Russian Federation

According to CNN, a person familiar with the case said, "In one memo, Comey mentioned that Trump asked him to end the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn". And supposedly he will want to see and know why Mr. Comey took notes of his meeting with President Trump after he left it. The report said Moscow eventually developed a preference for Trump. Read More »

S. Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses border

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At the request of diplomats from the U.S., Japan and South Korea, urgent United Nations' Security Council consultations on the missile test are to take place Tuesday. In January 2016, South Korea said its military fired 20 machine gun warning shots after a North Korean drone briefly crossed the border. North Korea has always been a concern for them but the ramping up of the rhetoric and the provocative launchings have certainly raised that level of concern, ' he said. Read More »

Former CIA director claims he raised alarms about Russia

Brennan said he was aware of intelligence and information that revealed contacts between Russian officials and us persons involved in the Trump campaign. Mr Brennan testified that he spoke with the head of the Russian intelligence service on 4 August 2016 and was the first USA official to call out the Russians for their activities. Read More »

Stirpe: All New Yorkers deserve affordable and quality health care

This act would replace the Affordable Care Act ( Obamacare ) and would NOT be affordable for many people in the 21st District if enacted. The House GOP adopted the proposal earlier this month, handing the legislation to the U.S. That provision was authored by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-3rd Dist.), a former insurance executive , and won enough support among formerly recalcitrant Republicans to pass the legislation and send it to the Senate. Read More »

Trump's first budget calls for deep cuts to Medicaid

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And during a news conference Monday, Gov. Chris Christie said he even without knowing the specifics of Trump's proposal, it was clear the proposed cuts to Medicaid could have a large impact in New Jersey, where Christie expanded the program. Read More »

Vaughn rallies to win NCAA women's golf title

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The eighth-place teams now stand at +7, just four shots ahead of the Vikings. Senior Brett Johnson (Ridgefield, WA/Oregon State) led the Western contingent firing an even-par round of 70 to open the tournament in a 10-way tie for 17th place . Read More »

British Police Confirm Deaths After Reported Explosion At Manchester Arena Concert

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Officers from the Greater Manchester police force carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious item in Cathedral gardens, near the arena, but have since confirmed that it was just abandoned clothing and not a threat. Anyone in the United Kingdom concerned about the safety of relatives can dial the emergency number set up by police, which is 0161 856 9400. Police confirm there have been a number of fatalities after thousands of concertgoers fled the Ariana Grande concert in ... Read More »

Palestine boils as Trump meets Abbas

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday called out the " evil losers " who he said were behind a massive explosion that brought "death to innocent young people" who were attending a pop concert in Manchester, England last night. Israel and the Palestinians have not held direct talks for more than three years and Trump acknowledged it was "one of the toughest deals of all". Read More »

President Donald Trump presses for Middle East 'harmony'

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President Donald Trump has landed in Tel Aviv ahead of talks during the second leg of his first foreign tour. He also visited the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, believed to be where Jesus was buried and resurrected. "The majority of people in Israel , unlike the media, they love us, so we tell them how you are great, and they love you", Mrs. Netanyahu said. Among those waiting to welcome Trump was Oren Hazan, a politician of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party, who ... Read More »

More police on London's streets after Manchester attack - mayor

Police, however, have spoken only of "an improvised device" used in the attack. The blast happened at 22:35 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by the U.S. She said she'd been left very "shaken up". Late tonight, Grande shared a message on Twitter writing: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so sorry. Read More »

Trump, Netanyahu all smiles in joint remarks

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In Iran , which severed all ties with Israel following the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the country's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani on Monday told the Associated Press he hoped Trump administration would "settle down". But Trump, ever the dealmaker, wanted something bigger: a Middle East peace deal between the Israelis and Palestinians . But behind the scenes, Israeli intelligence officials were furious about the gaffe, which one US defense official described to Foreign ... Read More »

Lawmakers pledge full airing of why Comey was fired

The revelations, first reported by The Washington Post , deepen the intrigue over alleged links between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. Last week, former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller was named special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA election and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow. Read More »

Explosion After Ariana Grande Concert in Britain Kills 22

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Many youngsters were in attendance at the Manchester leg of Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman tour, and reports described how terrified children were spilt up from their families amid the attack . "And I'm just - thank God for that", an emotional Tamasi said over the phone Monday night. "I looked around and people were just spilling down, heading out of the building". Read More »

Trump plays up Middle East peace hopes after talks with Palestinian president

Trump landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport for a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories as part of his first trip overseas since taking office. Mr Trump himself never commented. Speaking alongside Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu , Mr Trump was referencing revelations that he divulged classified information about an Islamic State threat during a recent meeting in Washington with Russia's foreign minister and ambassador. Read More »