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Trump Vows 'To Do Everything I Can' to Achieve Middle East Peace


The United States is firmly committed to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and halting their support of terrorists and militias. A White House statement of the meeting Trump held with Netanyahu on Monday indicated that the two men discussed a recently concluded arms deal with Saudi Arabia worth some $110 billion, which has raised some concerns in Jerusalem . Read More »

Tensions in their past, Trump, Pope Francis to meet

Should they pull off a congenial discussion, it could serve as a much-needed diplomatic salve for the American leader. In times of crisis we lack judgment, and that is a constant reference for me. "What you're getting is Newt". Pope Francis concluded his address encouraging the Sisters to be prophets of hope with eyes turned to the future, and to let themselves be guided by the Spirit in order to continue to do great things. Read More »

Colorado governor responds to President's budget proposal

Leo Shane III covers Congress , Veterans Affairs and the White House for Military Times. It will be officially released on Tuesday. Those cuts follow a partial plan from March that targeted domestic agency operations and foreign aid that were quickly dismissed by lawmakers. Read More »

Trump denounces Manchester attack by "evil losers"

Speaking Tuesday at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Trump said he is "personally committed to helping Israelis and Palestinians achieve a peace agreement". "They date back thousands of years", Trump said. In a speech before he flew to Rome for a high-profile meeting with Pope Francis , Trump offered a forceful defense of the Jewish state and pledged to protect the country from Iran. Read More »

Dems alarmed by report on Trump, intel bosses

The Senate intelligence committee is seeking a narrower batch of documents and information from former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn than the panel initially sought in a subpoena. The Senate Intelligence Committee also questioned whether the Fifth Amendment provided protection for documents in Mr. Flynn's possession. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland says Flynn told the investigators during an early 2016 security clearance review that a trip to Moscow was "funded by US companies". Read More »

7 awkward moments from Trump's Israel trip

Trump spoke on his fourth and final day in the Middle East. The video clip of Mrs Trump flicking away the President's hand quickly went viral on Twitter and was posted on the website of Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper, under the headline, "Well This Is Embarrassing". Read More »

Canadian band Broken Social Scene play in Manchester one day after attack


We offer our full support to the authorities, the emergency and the security services as they go about their work and we all, every single one of us, stand with the people of Manchester at this awful time. "Some of them looked dead", he said. "At this time we are asking the public to remain calm but alert", he said. She said the explosions rang out as soon as Grande left the stage. Read More »

Parents weigh in on concert fears after Manchester


Police have reportedly identified the bomber as Salman Ramadan Abedi, a Manchester resident of Libyan ancestry. Abedi was named after armed officers carried out a raid on the red brick semi in south Manchester where he was registered as living. Read More »

Trump meets with Pope for first time

The low point between Trump and the pope came in February a year ago when Francis told reporters that a leader who builds walls instead of bridges is not really a Christian. Something similar could happen this time. After meeting with Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia and visiting sacred sites in Jerusalem, President Donald Trump's tour of world religions concluded Wednesday at the Vatican, the Catholic Church's holy headquarters. Read More »

Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify to Senate panel in public session


Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. The father of James Comey said it was President Donald Trump who was "nuts", following a statement on Friday where the president reportedly called the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director "a real nut job", The Hill reported Saturday. Read More »

Reassurance for children after Manchester attack

The Islamic State group says one of its members planted bombs in the middle of crowds in Manchester , though police have spoken only of "an improvised device" used in the attack. "It shocks me every time we hear this sort of news that attacks like this can happen, but especially when there will be so many children at this concert tonight", Corden, visibly emotional, said . Read More »

United Kingdom terrorist threat level raised to 'critical' after Manchester attack


My thoughts are with families and friends of those who have died and been injured. Mr Farron said "This is a shocking and horrific attack targeting children and young people who were simply enjoying a concert". "I was about three metres from the actual explosion". "We struggle to comprehend the warped and twisted mind that sees a room packed with young children not as a scene to cherish but as an opportunity for carnage, " she said. Read More »

Gunmen in Philippines take hostages, including priest

Philippine military officials say a group of heavily armed militants backing the Islamic State group has barged into a southern city and troops are battling the gunmen. Eduardo Año said in an interview on ABS-CBN News Channel. These include the Maute group, which is based near Marawi, hundreds of kilometres to the north of the Abu Sayyaf strongholds. Read More »

Pope Francis meets first lady Melania Trump

Trump greeted Francis in Sala del Tronetto, the room of the little throne, on the second floor of Apostolic Palace Wednesday morning. "Even many Catholics who voted against Mr. He and other sources concur that the Argentine pope will be extremely gracious with President Trump, will encourage him to speak freely, and will listen attentively to all he has to say and, while doing so, will be on the lookout for openings that can lead to common ground. Read More »

Sweden drops Assange prosecution but British police say he still faces arrest

The Metropolitan Police this morning said Assange continued to be wanted for failing to surrender in June 2012 and police were "obliged to execute that warrant should he leave the embassy". He feared that extradition to Sweden would lead to extradition to the USA where he is wanted for leaking thousands of classified documents. "It is not something that I can forget", he said. Read More »

Racial slurs hurled at lawmaker after calling for Trump's impeachment

At a town hall, Green played a series of racist voicemails using slurs and calling for him to be lynched. "It's going to be yours", one caller said. "The Democratic party should not become the McCarthy-ide party of perpetual wars, financial bailouts and covert surveillance", Joe Jennings said. "Friends, I want to assure you that no amount of threats and intimidation will stop what I have started", Green told the crowd. Read More »

Here's what Trump and Netanyahu talked about in their private moments together

Trump said. Speaking before Trump , Abbas said that the Palestinians' "fundamental problem is with occupation and settlements and the failure of Israel to recognise the state of Palestine as we recognise it". "The president notably avoided all of the thorny issues that have stymied peace efforts for decades", The Associated Press noted. Netanyahu , for his part, got his government to approve a series of modest gestures to ease conditions for the Palestinians in the West Bank on the ... Read More »

Trump sets sight on the big deal: Mideast peace


I can tell you also that he is reaching for peace. "Making peace will not be easy", Trump said at his main speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem , shortly before departing to Europe. You are a true friend of Israel, and of the Jewish people. And while he remarked on his visit to the Western Wall, becoming the first sitting U.S. Read More »

Theresa May defends U-turn on social care and brands backlash 'scaremongering'

Yet her own slogan has backfired because of the backtrack on a major policy in her Conservative Party manifesto, with opponents claiming the change is a sign of weakness and instability. "I haven't got through this election yet". Of those polled 69 per cent said they "like" or "strongly like" Jeremy Corbyn, bucking the national trend. Read More »

Trump denounces Manchester attack by 'evil losers'


Trump, speaking in Bethlehem following talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas , said that the attack illustrated the need to tackle Islamist extremism - a theme he talked about in a speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. France's new President Emmanuel Macron offered his sympathies to the British people and said: "We are fighting terrorism together". The meeting with Abbas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem came a day after Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read More »

Video of Melania Trump slapping Donald Trump's hand goes viral

The video of the rebuff in Israel , posted to Twitter by user @raggapegs, has garnered more than 11,000 retweets and 17,000 favorites since it was posted around 6:15 a.m. Can you feel the love and companionship and sexual chemisty (ack) and happiness? But in Rome, she said, the First Lady's "stiff" stance and "mechanical" rejection of her husband's hand spoke to bigger issues behind the scenes. Read More »

Rubio 'not optimistic' on Middle East peace

Ramallah based political analyst Sa'ad Nimer said that it is highly unlikely that this visit will bring a clear initiative for the peace process, but would focus on hearing from both sides. Abbas said he welcomed Trump's "noble and possible mission". Just as he did not elaborate about the Palestinian right for self-determination, Trump refused to go into the question of recognizing Israel as a Jewish state. Read More »

Trump says 'ultimate deal' possible for peace in Middle East

Abbas said that he had also drawn Trump's attention to more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners who have been on a hunger strike for more than a month, led by Marwan Barghouthi, who supporters call the Palestinian Nelson Mandela. Breaking with American presidential administrations' longstanding exclusive support for two states, Trump said at the time, "I'm looking at two state and one state, and I like the one that both parties like.I can live with either one". Read More »

CAN Commends FG Over Chibok Girls' Release

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday pledged her support in the resettlement of the recently rescued Chibok school girls. "We will not relent until all are back", the minister of women's affairs and social development, Aisha Alhassan, told reporters in the capital, Abuja. Read More »

The Plot Thickens in Trump Probe


Dan Coats , the director of national intelligence, sidestepped questions on Tuesday about whether he was asked by President Trump to publicly state that he is not under investigation for collusion with the Russian government . An anonymous person familiar with the probe told CNN that Robert Mueller has been briefed on the contents of some of the memos . The unusual request was written in a memo by Comey , who kept meticulous notes on his meetings with Trump . Read More »

Donald Trump issues statement on Manchester attack, calling terrorists 'evil losers'

U.S. President Donald Trump places a note in the stones of the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City May 22, 2017. Trump became the first sitting U.S. Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely called Jerusalem "the heart of the Jewish People" and said that she hoped the Trump administration would make good on its promise to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , in a move that would break with decades of precedent and ... Read More »

Trump Greeted by Netanyahu at Start of Israel Visit


Speaking upon arrival, Trump described the trip as "a rare opportunity" to bring peace back to the region and asserted that he was there to "reaffirm the unbreakable bond" between the two allies. "Intelligence cooperation is terrific". The United States does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a position shared by almost every other country in the worldwide community. Read More »

Trump set to exchange views with Pope Francis at Vatican

The meeting was keenly awaited as the two men have already clashed at a distance on issues including migration and climate change . Vatican correspondent Joshua McElwee, who has followed the Pope since 2014 for the National Catholic Reporter , says Trump's entourage will first be led into the Medieval-style Court of San Damaso at the Vatican. Read More »

Supreme Court Effectively Strikes Down 2 Congressional Districts In North Carolina

What's more , North Carolina also will likely have to contend with an upcoming Supreme Court case regarding illegal racial gerrymandering of its state legislature. Black voters in North Carolina - and, indeed, in the nation as a whole - overwhelming tend to prefer Democrats over Republicans . And there is much in Justice Elena Kagan's opinion for the Court that highlights how fundamentally broken the law governing gerrymandering will continue to be even after Monday's decision. Read More »