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UK PM says police believe they know ID of bomber

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Later, British Prime Minister Teresa May said that the police identified the perpetrator of the terrorist attack in Manchester . May, who arrived at the scene of last nights attack which also left 59 injured, said that " this attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice? deliberately targeting innocent, defenceless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives". Read More »

Chaffetz: 'I Hope' Trump Didn't Disparage Comey To Top Russian Diplomats

The White House in the past few weeks has provided varying reasons for Comey's dismissal, including his handling of the investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonOutside money pours into marquee House race Biden calls for unity: "It's time for America to get up" Chaffetz, Comey to speak Monday MORE's private email server while she was secretary of State. Read More »

Melania Trump appears to reject Donald's hand-hold, again

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Trump (L) shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) after they held a joint press conference at Abbas' residence in Bethlehem, the West Bank, 23 May 2017. Palestinian news agency Ma'an estimates that more than 1,300 Palestinians are now on strike behind bars in Israeli prisons, while Israeli outlets have placed the number in the high hundreds. Read More »

Israeli security cabinet approves economic relief measures for Palestinians

Jibril Rajoub, a senior Palestinian official close to Abbas, said Trump was a "serious president" who "seeks to have a real deal, not just managing the conflict". Who "owns" Jerusalem is caught up in a diplomatic controversy almost 70 years old in which the United States has remained faithful to the United Nations view that Jerusalem is a corpus seperatum, even though the street sweepers are paid by the Jewish state. Read More »

South Korea has fired into North Korea

The missile, which was described by Washington as medium-range, was sacked from Pukchang in South Pyongan province and traveled about 500 kilometres (310 miles) before landing in the Sea of Japan, according to the South's armed forces. North Korea fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile Sunday that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later said the test was hailed as flawless by leader Kim Jong Un. Read More »

Palestinian man arrested on suspicion of plotting attack during Donald Trump visit

Donald Trump has declared that both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict are ready to "reach for peace", but has warned that such a historic undertaking will not be easy. The Palestinian prisoners' affairs committee called for a " day of rage " on Monday for "the voice of the prisoners to be heard by the president". But during the president's visit to the Israel Museum on Tuesday, the live stream called the location simply " Jerusalem ". Read More »

Former CIA Head Answering Questions About Russian Meddling

Trump fired Flynn on February 13, 18 days after the then-acting attorney general had warned the White House that Flynn had lied about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Attorneys for Michael Flynn say that a daily "escalating public frenzy against him" and the Justice Department's appointment of a special counsel have created a legally unsafe environment for him to cooperate with a Senate investigation. Read More »

Palestinian killed attacking police as Trump visited

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Netanyahu also thanked Trump for the "change on United States policy on Iran - how much we appreciate your bold decision to act against the use of chemical weapons in Syria and and how much we appreciate the reassertion of American leadership in the Middle East". Read More »

White House denies lawyers researching impeachment procedures

The continuous drip-drip of breaking news on investigations into Donald Trump and Russian Federation have reached the point where White House lawyers are researching impeachment procedures . Pelosi also reacted to news being reported by The New York Times that Trump told Russian diplomats in his office a day after firing Comey that the Federal Bureau of Investigation director was "a nut job" and the pressure he faced because of Russia was now "taken off ". Read More »

Trump Fails To Explain How To Revive Arab-Israeli Talks

If negotiations were to resume, they needed to be about the core issues, not talks about talks, he said . At least 22 people were killed as they exited a concert by the American pop star Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena. Trump initially sparked deep concern among Palestinians when he backed away from the long USA commitment to a two-state solution to the conflict. Speaking earlier, he said: "We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia king: Trump's visit a 'turning point'

Furthermore, Trump hopes to make "the ultimate deal" in brokering peace between Israelis and Palestinians, Liasson added, and part of that might involve first making sure that Israel and Sunni Arab states are a united front against Iran, and then getting Sunni Arab nations to pressure Israel to make concessions to Palestinians. Read More »

Venezuela's Maduro gives details of plan to rewrite charter

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Electoral specialist Eugenio Martinez said on Twitter that the constitutional assembly looked likely to be set up via "a made-to-measure election, a process created to make the Chavista vote worth more than the opposition one". "Votes or bullets? What do people want?" The most recent working class who chose to join the demonstrations from Caracas against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is the medical staff. Read More »

Ariana Grande's opening act send prayers to victims of bombing

At least 22 people were killed and 59 wounded in an explosion at the end of a concert by USA singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester last night, in what two U.S. "Broken", Grande tweeted late Monday night . "It was a very emotional reunion and they stood talking for a minute before getting into the auto ". Read More »

Trump lashes out at Iran during Jerusalem visit

Shapiro said that Trump has already said enough to make clear his vision of peace is not much different from Obama's: direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks toward a two-state solution, with Arab support from the outside. It later annexed east Jerusalem and claims the entire city as its capital. "Over the years, Israel has had many friends, but Israel has never had and will never have a better friend than the United States of America", Netanyahu said. Read More »

Manchester United, City extend condolences after concert attack

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Parents, who were waiting outside to pick up their children at the end of the show, waded into the fleeing crowds desperately hunting for loved ones. "The explosion coincided with the conclusion of a pop concert which was attended by many young families and groups of children". Read More »

Tax and spend: UK Labour Party releases its election pledges

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Nationalising the water and energy industries will cut household bills by £220 a year, Labour has claimed. Meanwhile Mr Corbyn's key union backer - Unite general secretary Len McCluskey - said Labour will have had a "successful" election campaign if it manages to hold on to 200 seats, restricting the increase in the size of Theresa May's majority. Read More »

Trump Brands Those Responsible for Manchester as 'Evil Losers in Life'

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The Left focused on the possibility of renewed peace talks with the Palestinians in light of Trump's push. Mr Trump reportedly bragged about his daughter and her husband as he greeted members of the Israeli Cabinet after touching down at the Tel Aviv airport.Of one thing he was certain, the President told one of them, "you will like Ivanka". Read More »

IT job prospects "encouraging" with Digital India, Prasad says

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Once the digital economy is here, you will see how much it will progress", Ravi Shankar Prasad said during an interaction with reporters in New Delhi , reports news agency IANS. Speaking to ET, Sundararajan said the government is trying to reach a common ground with Apple so that the company can start full-fledged manufacturing here. Read More »

Democrats To Committee Chair: We Need Answers About Michael Flynn

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Earlier in the day, Flynn invoked his Fifth Amebdment right under the US Constitution not to provide the panel emails and other documents detailing his relationship with Russian officials as per the subpoena. ET and the second behind closed doors - nearly two months after his first appearance was dramatically canceled amid the chaos sparked by House intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes' clandestine White House trip. Read More »

United States stocks close broadly higher; oil rises

EXPECTATIONS EXCEEDED: Autodesk vaulted 14.6 percent after the design software company raised its earnings forecast for the year and reported a loss in its latest quarter that was narrower than analysts were expecting. The world's largest retailer said that sales at established stores rose for the eleventh straight quarter, and customer traffic rose for the tenth quarter in a row. Read More »

Britain Raises Threat Level To 'Critical'; Attack 'May Be Imminent'

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A group suspected of links to Al-Qaeda claimed the attack, which was blamed on a Russian suicide bomber born in Kyrgyzstan. Speaking on Sky News , he said: "The most important thing for us all to realise is that yes, this person detonated and he was on his own perhaps but nearly certainly there will be others and maybe many others involved in the preparation of this and may have been there last night as well". Read More »

Amazon's Echo Show Is The Improved Personal Assistant

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According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Amazon is expected to announce the new version of the Amazon Echo as early as Tuesday, May 9. The interesting thing, however, is the new touchscreen feature. The users on the other side can now choose to answer such calls only via voice. This is because the company is likely about to face renewed competition in the smart speaker industry. Read More »

S. Korean Envoy Carries Message for Moscow

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China has been infuriated by the USA deployment of an advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ) anti-missile system in South Korea, saying it was a threat to its security and would do nothing to ease tension with North Korea. Wang on Thursday reiterated calls for its dismantling. Xi told Moon's representative Lee Hae-chan on Friday that his visit showed the importance the new South Korean leader attached to relations with Beijing. Read More »

Trump Wraps Mid East Trip, Rome Is Up Next

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On Monday, as the Trumps arrived at Tel Aviv airport to kick off a two-day trip to Israel, cameras caught FLOTUS swatting her husband's hand away as he tried to hold hers. Peace talks have been stalled for years, most recently breaking down in 2014 following disagreements over Israeli settlement-building and a Palestinian move to reconcile with the Islamist group Hamas. Read More »

Trump calls May to offer condolences for attack

While speaking in Bethlehem on Tuesday, Trump said he is "committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and I intend to do everything I can to help them achieve that goal", according to the BBC . Read More »

Korea unveils Earth photos captured by latest missile

The UN Security Council has hastily scheduled a closed-door meeting on Tuesday to discuss North Korea's latest flouting of the worldwide community's will. The launches, and a threatened sixth nuclear test , have fuelled tension with the administration of United States president Donald Trump, who has vowed that such an ICBM launch "won't happen". Read More »

Israeli Official: Trump's Credibility at Stake Over Embassy Pledge

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He sent an envoy, Jason Greenblatt, to the region in March to open talks and has met with both Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House. Israeli officials know little of the intentions of Trump's advisers. Drawing a contrast with Tillerson and breaking rank with the White House, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on May 17 that Israel's capital city "should be Jerusalem ", and that "the [US] embassy should be moved to Jerusalem ". Read More »

Korean, US, Japanese military chiefs discuss N. Korea

The US-drafted Security Council statement was agreed on the eve of an emergency meeting requested by the United States, Japan and South Korea to discuss a course of action on North Korea. David Maxwell, the North's strategy would be to target United States and South Korean air bases to prevent the use of aircraft by the enemy, and the regime may even use chemical weapons for that goal. Read More »

Beijing claims a victory in South China Sea after sealing agreement

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China and the members of ASEAN committed 15 years ago to signing a code of conduct, but progress has been slow amid disputes over the body of water that China claims virtually in its entirety. The meeting was held in Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China headlined as: First Meeting of China-Philippines Bilateral Consultation Mechanism on the South China Sea (BCM). Read More »

South Korean troops open fire projectile North Korea

China's United Nations ambassador said Tuesday that multiple North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile tests, with no end in sight, show the "very strong" need for new talks with Pyongyang to reduce tensions and try to achieve denuclearization. Read More »

President Trump: No Iranian Nukes on My Watch

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But the complexities of a peace deal were visibly on display as Netanyahu began his remarks by saying that if Monday night's blast in Manchester had been a Palestinian attack on Israelis, the bomber's family would have gotten a stipend. Read More »

North Korean diplomat tells U.N. that United States is real aggressor

Instead such an attack would almost certainly trigger retaliatory strikes against South Korea and Japan that could plunge the region into a catastrophic nuclear war.In a Sunday editorial, the Minju Joson newspaper said US President Donald Trump's administration "would be well advised to lend an ear to the voices of concern that are heard from the US and the worldwide community". Read More »

Ex-French PM offers to back Macron in June polls

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Nigeria's young, aspiring leaders have a thing or two to learn from the political sagacity of French liberal centrist politician, Emmanuel Macron , who blazed to an emphatic victory after the two-stage presidential election that ended on Sunday, 7th May 2017. Read More »