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Pak mulls new legal team to fight Jadhav case in ICJ

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Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said Pakistan's counsel had courageously presented Pakistan's stance in International Court of Justice on Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav . "Without prejudging the result, the ICJ considers that the risk or irreparable prejudice, the mere fact that Jadhav is under such a sentence and might be executed, is sufficient to demonstrate such a risk". Read More »

Palestinian 'Day of Rage' Protests Trump, Imprisonment and Imperial 'Peace' Calls

U.S. President Donald Trump extended his condolences on Tuesday to the victims of the Manchester suicide bombing that killed 22 people and said those behind the attack were "evil losers". During the reception, Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan told Trump that a Monday morning traffic accident in Tel Aviv may well have been a terror attack - despite the police having stated well over an hour beforehand that it had been an accident. Read More »

Man detained outside Buckingham Palace in dramatic police swoop on the Mall

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Police said three men were arrested on Wednesday in south Manchester , where a day earlier a 23-year-old man was also arrested and a number of homes were searched. At least 22 people were killed on Monday's attack, including children, and more than 20 people remain in "critical care". Commander Jane Connors, leading the London policing operation, said: "The reality is that we must be prepared to be able to respond to and deal with armed and deadly attackers, so we must be in a position to ... Read More »

Trump seeks to establish 'common principles' for Mideast peace push

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During his election campaign, Trump also advocated breaking with decades of precedent and moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , alarming Palestinians. New Israeli soldiers are sworn in at the wall, and deceased Israeli soldiers are memorialized there. The Post report did not say that Trump identified the source of the information directly. Read More »

Trump calls for peace in the region, tougher line against Iran

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While speaking alongside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin before closed-door talks, Trump said he was "treated incredibly well" in Saudi Arabia, where the USA president visited in the first leg of his first foreign trip as US president. "I've heard its one of the toughest deals of all, but I have a feeling we'll get there eventually, I hope". "The Iranian nation has chose to be powerful", he said on state TV. Read More »

Russian probe: Mueller briefed on secret Comey memos

And the news about the investigations can hardly be contained within a single 24-hour news cycle. The latest evidence of this is a Washington Post story by Adam Entous reporting that Ryan was in a meeting where House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA ) joked that Trump was on the payroll of Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin . Read More »

Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines

President Trump praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for his handling of drug problems in his country, which has included the extrajudicial killings of thousands. Ano said Hapilon, who is still recovering from wounds sustained in a military airstrike in January, and more than a dozen of his men summoned reinforcements from their allies in the Maute militant group. Read More »

Manchester terror attack: Homeless man 'pulled nails out of child's face'

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Chris Parker , 33, was begging in the arena's foyer as Ariana Grande's concert finished on Monday night (Tuesday morning, NZ time), when the explosion hit, killing 22 and injuring 59. Mr Parker, who has slept rough in Manchester for about a year, regularly goes to the arena to beg for change as crowds head home from the 21,000-capacity venue. Read More »

Pak court allows Indian woman to return home

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On May 19, Uzma had submitted a 6-page reply to the High Court and reiterated her earlier claims and said that she was forced to sign the Nikkahnama [marriage papers]. Uzma said she does not want to leave the Indian High Commission premises till she could safely travel back to India. Ali also petitioned the court last week asking to let him meet Uzma in free environment. Read More »

Saudi, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

During his speech at the Arab-Islamic-US summit Trump said , "The nations of Europe have also endured unspeakable horror, so too have nations of Africa and South America, India, Russia, China, Australia have all been victims.". Netanyahu called Trump's visit "truly historic". Yet some Israeli officials are less certain of Trump. Palestinians, meanwhile, are said to have been pleasantly surprised by Trump's openness during the meeting with Abbas in Washington . Read More »

Philippines' Duterte heads to Russian Federation in blow to US

He had vowed to be "harsh". Mr. Piñol said that Moscow has "long expressed interest in trading with the Philippines extensively, but there was not much progress in the negotiations". "It was more the threat of conflict will always be there if we don't have dialogue". Lorenzana said the gunmen, who were believed to number more than 100, had occupied a hospital and a jail, and burnt down a buildings including a Catholic Church. Read More »

British PM: UK Has Raised Terror Threat Level, Believes Second Attack Imminent

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Just before 12 p.m. local time, Greater Manchester Police confirmed an arrest was made in connection to Monday's horrific attack. May said the independent body which sets the threat level had recommended it be raised after a man named by police as Salman Abedi set off an improvised bomb on Monday night as crowds streamed out of a concert. Read More »

Trump, Pope Francis: After clashing, a search for common ground

The two men had a clash of words past year when Trump , as a presidential candidate, touted his plan to build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border. Trump's first trip overseas as president began with a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia , where he attended a summit with leaders of predominantly Muslim countries on May 21. Read More »

White House says no evidence of Trump team collusion with Russians

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USA intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian Federation tried to tilt the November presidential election campaign in Republican Donald Trump's favour, including hacking into and leaking emails of senior Democrats. Republicans on the committee pushed Brennan about whether there was evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. A victim of Russian interference? Brennan said that while he was Central Intelligence Agency director he shared classified ... Read More »

Manchester bomber: College dropout, had Al Qaeda links

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Speaking at a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said that the force was working to determine whether others were also involved in the attack. He said he didn't see anyone but police leave the house. An eight-year-old girl has been confirmed dead after a suspected suicide attack on an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester , England. Read More »

Palestinian President Reiterates Commitment to Peace Process

President Trump Tuesday offered up the dubious proposition that the Palestinians are ready for peace with Israel. He personally addressed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and said that after meeting with "my very good friend, Benjamin", he can say that Netanyahu "is reaching for peace" too. Read More »

Kushner called Lockheed CEO about $100B Saudi arms deal

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner walk behind President Trump and King Salman in Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2017. "This is unprecedented", Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al Jubeir said at a news conference. According to White House officials, Kushner began building a connection with members of the Saudi royal family during the transition, the Times reported . Read More »

Trump pledges to help end Palestinian-Israeli conflict

The readout of their bilateral meeting said that the president "again stressed his belief that peace between Israelis and Palestinians is possible". "I've heard it's one of the toughest deals of all, but I have a feeling we will get there eventually, I hope", he said. Read More »

Top official says US hasn't verified IS claim on Manchester

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The Kremlin has repeatedly denied any allegations of meddling in the democratic process in the United States or any other country, calling the allegations absurd and created to divert USA public opinion from revealed instances of corruption and other pressing domestic concerns. Read More »

Elvis' Private Jet Set to Be Auctioned After 30 years

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Elvis Presley's custom-built 1962 Lockheed Jetstar is headed to the auction block. The jet is the only airplane once belonging to Elvis that is still owned privately, as the only other two in existence are owned by The Elvis Presley Museum . Read More »

Contract doubts contributed to Arsenal's top-4 failure, says Arsene Wenger

Some Arsenal fans also voiced their frustration at majority owner Stan Kroenke . You can not say that the environment for the group of players was especially positive. Sixth-placed Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-0 after resting several players ahead of Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax Amsterdam in Stockholm. Read More »

South African hunter dies after Zimbabwe elephant trampling

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Botha's group spooked the herd and three elephant cows immediately charged at them - prompting Botha to open fire on the animals, according to South Africa's News24. Elephant hunting with a license is not illegal in Zimbabwe, but Botha's death has sparked outcry from critics of the practice, who say big game hunting is immoral. Read More »

Media Lies, Trump Increases Medicaid Spending

But the presidency is also having an impact on Trump, prompting him, at times, to play the role of traditional president. Trying to balance the budget isn't in the plan in Congress, but conservative Republicans are pushing for some action this year on spending cuts. Read More »

For now, AAP is the lone voice pushing for paper-trail EVMs

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Delhi MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj , a trained engineer with a decade of experience, produced an EVM in the House and spent half an hour demonstrating how the machines can be tampered with. The party had used an EVM prototype to make the demonstration. AAP also suggested EC to bring 100 per cent transparency in political funding for all political parties. Read More »

State Dept. summons Turkish ambassador over DC brawl

Erdogan's security guards, who, a state-owned Turkish news service confirmed, were involved in the fighting because - can you believe the gall? - they didn't think police were doing enough to quiet the protest. They "began aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the President". Nine were hurt and two Kurdish protesters were arrested , police said on Wednesday. Read More »

Coutinho explains why he'd snub Barcelona for Liverpool stay

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The Reds had to beat Boro to ensure a top-four finish but were in danger of being threatened as the visitors defended deep and in numbers to limit the number of openings at Anfield . That meant Arsenal failed to qualify for Champions League football for the first time since Wenger became manager in 1996. 'Everything feels good at this club at the moment, ' said Klopp. Read More »

Trump traveling to Israel on Monday

In remarks to a summit of regional leaders in Saudi Arabia's capital, Trump will declare the solidarity of the United States in pursuing peace and security, while calling on leaders to do their "fair share" in what he called a battle "between good and evil". Read More »