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Senate Goes After Flynn's Businesses After He Snubs Subpoena

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Rep. Adam SchiffAdam SchiffHouse Intel panel likely to also subpoena Flynn businesses, Dem says Ex-CIA head: Intel showed contacts between Russians and Trump team Trump asked intel chiefs to speak out against FBI's Russia probe: report MORE (D-Calif.) said the House panel is considering similar measures. Read More »

Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight

He has met several authoritarian leaders since taking office in January, offering few criticisms of their records on democracy, the rule of law and protecting freedoms. "I will not hesitate to do anything and everything to protect and preserve the Filipino nation", Duterte said on Wednesday after arriving back in Manila from his trip to Russian Federation. Read More »

In Israel, Trump sees 'rare opportunity' to bring peace

The Old City is home to religious sites for Judaism, Christianity and Islam and the US has never recognized Israeli sovereignty over the territory therein. Trump reiterated the USA stance against Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. -Israeli alliance: advancing prosperity, defeating terrorism and "facing the threat of an Iranian regime that is threatening the region". Read More »

Trump makes personal appeal for Mideast peace

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After news of the Manchester Islamic terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert broke, President Trump spoke from Bethlehem, Israel while standing next to master terrorist Mahmoud Abbas . "We are here to protect Al-Aqsa". No one knows, Reuters reports , except maybe for special envoy Jared Kushner, and he's not talking. Trump's peace negotiator Jason Greenblatt, who has gotten good initial marks from Israelis and Palestinians, would need clear guidance about where and how to push on those ... Read More »

Supreme Court rules North Carolina redistricting unconstitutional

Roy Cooper, a Democrat, applauded the decision : " The North Carolina Republican legislature tried to rig Congressional elections by drawing unconstitutional districts that discriminated against African Americans and that's wrong ". In 2004, a four-member Supreme Court plurality all but ruled out challenges to even extreme partisan gerrymanders, while four members of the court would have allowed some limited challenges. Read More »

Terror Attack in Manchester: Ariana Grande and Musicians React

Armed troops are deployed to guard "key locations" such as Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, the Palace of Westminster and embassies. The traditional ceremony is a major tourist attraction in London . Asked whether she would be looking at how information sharing with the United States may have resulted in the premature release of details that the British police and security services had not wanted in the public domain, Rudd said: "Yes, quite frankly". Read More »

The Voice Season 12 Finale Part 1

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This Oscar and Grammy victor, who is joining the show as a coach next season, delivered a scorching rendition of "Remember Me". But before she leaves, will it be Chris Blue , Aliyah Moulden , Jesse Larson or Lauren Duski who lifts the singing competition's trophy? He was the final contestant chosen in the blind auditions . Read More »

N Korea 'flatly rejects' United Nations vow to tighten sanctions

Video footage released by North Korea's state-run Korean Central Television on Monday show the firing of the Pukguksong-2 ballistic missile , the regime's latest missile test held Sunday afternoon. Only on Tuesday, 23 May, North Korea had issued a strong rebuke to the UN Security Council's condemnation of its missile test. Chairman of the National Assembly's National Defense Committee, Kim Young Woo, said that on Tuesday morning, another unidentified object believed to be from North ... Read More »

France to extend state of emergency

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The measures were due to end in mid-July but according to the newly elected French President, Emmanuel Macron , they will now continue until November 2017. "In any case, (he had) links with Daesh (Islamic State) that are proven". "The cowardly act of terrorism again hit a concert venue, just like in Paris over a year ago; more specifically, [attacking] very young men and women, who gathered for a moment of joy". Read More »

UK investigates 'network' of attackers in Manchester concert bombing

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Abedi's younger brother Hashem has also been arrested in Tripoli , Libya, on suspicion of having links to the ISIS who claimed responsibility for Monday night's atrocity. Numerous victims of the blast were young girls, including an 8-year-old child. However, British officials have not confirmed Abedi's links to ISIL or other armed groups. Read More »

US lawmaker says UK bomb showed 'sophistication'

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May said Tuesday, "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". Ms Rudd confirmed Abedi had recently returned from a visit to Libya, and said the nature of the attack suggested he may have had support. Rudd said Britain's operational security could be harmed by the leaks, taking "the element of surprise" away from security services and police. Read More »

Pope Asks Pres. Trump to Be Peacemaker, Gives Him Environmental Letter

According to reporters who witnesses the exchange, Francis said it's an olive, which is a symbol of peace. "There are always doors that are not closed". The pope gave Trump some of his writings and a medal with an olive branch symbolizing peace. "He is something", Trump later said of his host. As he bade the pope farewell, Trump told him, " I won't forget what you said ". Read More »

Greece falls short in efforts to secure deal with creditors

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Greek lawmakers approved a series of tax rises and pension cuts last week, over and above the previous dozen cuts to its national pensions since the onset of the crisis in 2010 and the crippling austerity. After more than eight hours of talks in Brussels, ministers from the 19-member single currency bloc could not settle deep differences on debt relief pitting Germany, the eurozone's most powerful member, against the International Monetary Fund. Read More »

Philippines President declares martial law in Mindanao amid clashes

She assured the city is beefing up police visibility on the ground and in coastal areas, where terrorists could possibly enter. "That's the good news", said Trump. "I would be honored to do it", he said. "Our operation is still ongoing in Marawi City and sporadic fighting is still continuing", a statement from the Armed Forces of the Philippines said. Read More »

Pope Francis pokes fun at Donald Trump's weight

In Brussels, team Trump will meet European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation officials before returning to Italy for the G7 summit in Sicily on Friday and Saturday. The tree's branches are well-known as a symbol of peace. During the U.S. presidential campaign, Pope Francis criticised Trump's plans to build a wall along the border of Mexico, saying a person who thought about building such a boundary "was not a Christian". Read More »

The seven most awkward moments from Trump's Israel trip

What Trump did not do was reveal the least hint of what, if anything, was behind it: He put little public pressure on either leader. Iran categorically denies accusations by the USA and Saudi Arabia, saying Saudi Arabia is the real source of funding for Islamist militants. Read More »

Pope to first lady: what are you feeding Trump?

As president, he has proposed deep cuts for the Environmental Protection Agency and the elimination of many environmental regulations. According to Uproxx, NBC Senior News Editor Bradd Jaffy tweeted out a photo of an exasperated-looking pope standing next to a smiling Trump . Read More »

'Manchester bomber had proven links to Islamic State'

The identity of the attacker, Salman Abedi , was also being widely reported on the American media before it was confirmed by Greater Manchester Police. Manchester police arrested a man early Wednesday at a house just a 10-minute walk from Abedi's home. Meanwhile, eight of the 22 victims of the attack are known to be eight-year-old Saffie Roussos , Lisa Lees, 50- year-old Jane Tweddle-Taylor, 29-year-old Martyn Hett , 15- year-old Olivia Campbell , 32-year-old Kelly Brewster , 28- ... Read More »

Soldiers deployed at key United Kingdom sites as police probe bombing 'network'

Collomb told French television the suspect "grew up in Britain and then suddenly, after a trip to Libya and then likely to Syria, became radicalised and chose to carry out this attack". Rudd also scolded US officials for leaking details about the investigation into the Manchester attack before British authorities were prepared to go public. Read More »

Iran Blasts Trump for Creating "Iranophobia"

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Iran's prospects look quite different with Rouhani in charge. Therefore Mr. Rouhani's decisive victory is a shot in the arm for the moderates coming after the elections in February a year ago for the Parliament and the Assembly of Experts where the moderates and the reformists had registered significant gains. Read More »

President Trump holds 'fantastic meeting' with Pope Francis at the Vatican

Trump later arrived in Brussels, a city he once dubbed a "hellhole", ahead of his first summits on Thursday with wary leaders of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union. Pope Francis spent a half-hour with President Trump , and then spoke with the first couple. Today, Trump presented the pontiff with a large, boxed collection of Martin Luther King Jr.'s writings - five custom-bound books the USA civil rights leader wrote during his lifetime: Stride Toward Freedom ... Read More »

Trump vows to 'do everything' for Mideast peace

Trump had held talks with Netanyahu on Monday and met him again on Tuesday after a brief visit to the West Bank for a one-hour discussion with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas . "The U.S.is firmly committed to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and halting their support of terrorists and militias". Netanyahu must deal with opposition from rightist elements within his coalition who oppose any steps towards a two-state solution to the decades-long conflict. Read More »

Ariana Grande reportedly will pay for the funerals of the Manchester victims

The building, Granby House, is popular with students and young professionals. Chelsea Football Club have cancelled their Premier League victory parade, due to take place in London on Sunday. She also complained about US officials leaking sensitive information about Abedi to the press. Asked whether the leak had compromised the investigation into the Manchester Arena attack, she said: " I wouldn't go that far but I can say they are perfectly clear about the situation and that it shouldn't ... Read More »

Iran refutes United States for urging policy shift

Our missiles are for peace and for defence. Even so, global investors "are still anxious about remaining USA sanctions and possible future sanctions that could target Iran's missile program", she said by email . "If you know of a case where America acted correctly, you tell me". Trump said violence, persecution and terror have stained all these treasures. Read More »

South Korea fires warning shots at North Korea over 'unidentified flying object'

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USA and South Korean officials say North Korea has fired a medium-range missile, the latest ballistics test by a country speeding up its development of nuclear weapons and missiles. But its latest missile launch came only four days into Moon's tenure and he slammed it as a "reckless provocation", saying dialogue would be possible "only if Pyongyang changes its behaviour". Read More »

Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

The president's prior anti-Muslim rhetoric - including his musing that Islam "hates" the West - is the antithesis of what the pope has been preaching about a need for dialogue with Muslims. And the US President emerged from a half-hour meeting at the Vatican gushing with enthusiasm about the 80-year-old pontiff, to the point of the former TV star appearing slightly star-struck. Read More »

Reds blast Duterte's martial law declaration in Mindanao

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Duterte said he was considering also imposing martial law through the central third of the Philippines known as the Visayas , because this region is very close to Mindanao . "We have a lot of firepower, more than he has, times 20 - but we don't want to use it", he added, citing "two nuclear submarines" the Pentagon sent to the area last month. Read More »

Iran's Rouhani says missile tests will continue 'if necessary'

Iran welcomes cooperation at all levels to bring stability to the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani told his French counterpart on Monday, hours after U.S. "But the foundation of power is national strength and this is only achieved through elections", Rouhani asserted. "I hope it can settle so that we can have a better judgement about those in Washington", said Rouhani. Read More »

Duterte Declares Limited Martial Law As Bloodshed Breaks Out In Marawi City

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Lorenzana said on Tuesday night that many gunmen were hiding in buildings as snipers, making it hard for security forces to combat them. At least three government troops were killed and a dozen wounded in the city of Marawi, where militants led by a group known as Maute roamed the streets, burned a church and occupied official buildings, Defence secretary Delfin Lorenzana said at a briefing in Moscow . Read More »

Statement By Kosel Rav On Visit By President Trump

Trump, for his part, seemed to allude to the Palestinian Authority's payments to families of those prisoners when he said, "Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded". "That Palestinians have to negotiate their freedom and prove ourselves worthy of freedom is repugnant", Buttu added, arguing that Trump should use its multi-billion dollar financial support to Israel as weight to pressure it from ending its occupation of Palestinian ... Read More »