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Parties battle for control of Montana's only US House seat

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The maximum penalty if convicted of the assault charge is a $500 fine and 6 months in jail. "Yes! You just broke my glasses", Jacobs says. Democrats were already hopeful that negative headlines from Washington, D.C., would give the Stetson-wearing crooner Quist the momentum he needs to score an upset - and that was before the altercation between Gianforte and the reporter on Wednesday evening. Read More »

Melania, Ivanka refuse to wear head scarves during Saudi visit

Donald Trump , who repeatedly used LGBT rights in Saudi Arabia to attack Hillary Clinton , failed to actually bring up LGBT rights during his Presidential trip to Saudi Arabia . Speaking alongside Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin, at his residence in West Jerusalem on Monday, Trump said: "There is a growing realisation among your Arab neighbours that they have common cause with you in the threat posed by Iran". Read More »

Trump heads to Bethlehem to meet Palestinian leader

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Another addition to this list is from the U.S. first couple's visit to Israel. He also warned of the threat from Iran to worldwide peace, a theme he spoke on earlier in Saudi Arabia . "No matter where we go, whether it's Syria, where we were really forced to shoot the 59 missiles a few weeks ago". From cameras capturing Melania's smile turning into a frown the moment Donald Trump looked away from her to the couple's body language, the media and Twitterati have noticed and analysed every ... Read More »

Father of suspected Manchester bomber says son is innocent

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Late Wednesday, Libyan officials said counter-terrorism officials arrested the bomber's father as well as the younger brother, Hashem Abedi, the Associated Press reports. It said the father had not been charged but was taken in for questioning. Raids have also been carried out in south Manchester. "There's sort of ash and the smell of smoke", that resident, Adam Prince, tells Frank. Read More »

Newspapers Review: Trump in Bethlehem highlight of dailies

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Religious leaders sang the praises of President Donald Trump for visiting Saudi Arabia and Israel, saying it showed "the great religions of the world" he is committed to a "lasting peace" in the Middle East. Journalists traveling with Trump were instructed to remove all press credentials that featured the Israeli flag as they entered the Presidential Palace in Bethlehem for the Trump-Abbas meeting. Read More »

India targets United Nations observers vehicle at LoC

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Last September, it said it conducted surgical strikes to take out militant camps following an attack on an Indian army camp that killed 19 soldiers. It said Aman made the remarks at Qadri airbase in Skardu and flew a Mirage as part of the air exercise. "Indian claims of destroying Pakistani post along Line of Control in Naushera Sec and firing by Pak Army on civilians across Line of Control are false", Major General Asif Ghafoor, the spokesperson of Pakistan Armed Forces, tweeted. Read More »

Priest among hostages of extremists in the Philippines ‎

Days after the conversation, Trump said publicly that he would be "honored" to meet with Kim. Speaking to reporters upon his arrival in Manila from his Russian Federation trip, Duterte said he will not hesitate to declare martial law all throughout the country if the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) also contaminates Luzon and Visayas. Read More »

Manchestor bomber's father, brother arrested in Tripoli

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Her death was confirmed by her school administration. So far three victims have been named - Saffie Rose Roussos, eight, Georgina Callander and John Atkinson, 28. "There's sort of ash and the smell of smoke", that resident, Adam Prince, tells Frank. Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: "I think it's very clear that this is a network that we are investigating and as I've said, it continues at pace, this extensive investigation is going on and activity taking place ... Read More »

British official says bomber was somewhat known

The 22 victims who lost their lives in the attack included an eight-year-old girl, several teenagers, a 28-year-old man, and a Polish couple who had come to pick up their daughters after the concert. Neighbors recalled him as a tall, thin young man who often wore traditional Islamic dress and did not talk much. A 23-year-old was arrested in south Manchester in connection with the incident on Tuesday. Read More »

Duterte declares martial law in southern Philippines

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said and some 1,000 soldiers would be in Marawi by morning, but warned civilians to stay in their homes. Maute gunmen apparently occupied city hall and burned down houses. An Arabic-speaking Islamic preacher known for his expertise in commando assaults, he pledged allegiance to the IS group in 2014, according to security officials. Read More »

Fresh arrests in Manchester bomb investigation

Mr Collomb said: "We only know what the British investigators have told us". A 23-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday and remains in custody. Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the threat level to the highest possible rating, meaning another atrocity is expected imminently . Read More »

Manchester bomber 'travelled to Syria and had IS links', French minister says

But it's unlikely that bag checks would have stopped the attacker, 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who detonated his bomb in a foyer just outside the venue's doors. Twenty-two people died in the tragedy - including eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos, the youngest victim - and 120 were injured. She did not reveal details of whom he may have worked with. Read More »

Israel gave Trump the royal treatment he longs for back home

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He added: "My thought are with the people of Manchester after this awful terrorist attack. Never mentioned the word Israel ", Trump reiterated. Unlike Trump, Abbas sounded explicit in his support for a two-state solution and an end to Israeli military rule over the Palestinian territories. Read More »

Former CIA confirms 'interactions' between Russia, Trump campaign

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John McCain, R-Ariz., asked Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats whether Trump had asked him to "push back on the Russian Federation investigation" as was reported Monday by The Washington Post . Brennan never said during his testimony that there was no evidence of collusion with Russia, but he did explain how the Russians slow walk people into committing treason against their own country , and how the behavior of individuals associated with the Trump campaign caught the ... Read More »

After Comey's removal, Trump launches commission on 'election integrity'

At least three additional secretaries of state are expected to be involved, Bill Gardner of New Hampshire, Connie Lawson of IN and Matthew Dunlap of Maine. Trump to divert public's attention from the removal of Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI) Director James Comey . Trump has repeatedly claimed voter fraud occurred since his election victory in November over Hillary Clinton , who receive about three million more popular votes. Read More »

Another local election buoys Merkel's party ahead of German national vote

What was clear is that the ruling SPD-Greens coalition fell far short of a majority as the Greens won about 6 per cent, down from 11.3 per cent in 2012. Likewise, Spiegel Online said: "Martin Schulz now needs a miracle". "It's a tough day for the SPD and also tough for me personally". The populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) will also enter North Rhine-Westphalia's parliament for the first time, picking up 7.4 percent. Read More »

'Heinous Attack Upon Humanity': Trump Offers Condolences to Victims of UK Attack

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He added, "So many young handsome innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life". Trump declared that he would not call the attackers "monsters", a term he believes they would prefer, instead choosing "losers", a longtime favorite Trump insult and one he has directed at comedian Rosie O'Donnell, Cher and others. Read More »

Manchester bomber was "likely" acting with others

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The 18-year-old Ariana Grande superfan met the star in 2015 and posted excitedly about seeing her perform on Monday night. Meanwhile, the suicide attack also prompted May to postpone her general election campaigning, as flags in official places were flown at half mast. Read More »

How they look now: The stars in Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival threw a star-studded celebration today for its 70th anniversary, drawing mobs of celebrities and a dozen former Palme d'Or winners to commemorate the illustrious French Riviera festival's birthday. Our battle is first to protect everyone. "Getting to play a character who is strong but vulnerable, dark yet amusing, is intelligent but makes bad mistakes, for me that is a feminist idea in itself - that women can be all those things", Moss told Reuters in an interview. Read More »

Comey 'ready' to talk to special counsel in Russian Federation probe

The requests from Trump were first reported by The Washington Post . So the precedents were not promising when Trump fired Comey. And The New York Times reported that USA intelligence services obtained information during the 2016 presidential election that showed senior Russian officials discussing how to influence Trump through his campaign advisers. Read More »

3 more arrests made in United Kingdom concert attack

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Amber Rudd told Sky News that US officials provided information to the news media that Britain preferred to keep confidential for reasons of operational security. The Polish foreign ministry, which did not name the couple, said: "We share the pain of the family and the loved ones of the victims and express our most honest condolences". Read More »

Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker

Their meeting Wednesday was smooth and brief, lasting about 30 minutes. As a gift, Pope Francis gave Trump an olive tree, saying through a translator, "It is my desire that you become an olive tree to construct peace". A Vatican source said they could not clear up the issue, but noted that Francis is a fan of potica , a kind of nut roll, and that he always asks about it when he meets someone from Slovenia . Read More »

Father of Manchester bomber arrested in Libya

The deployments would free up armed police officers to carry out patrols of the city, London police said in a statement. A Libyan security spokesman told the Associated Press on Wednesday that the father of the Manchester bomber has also been arrested in Tripoli . Read More »

Border wall funding included in Trump's budget plan, Mulvaney says

And thus far that agenda - starting with repealing Democrat Barack Obama's health care law and a tax code overhaul - remains undone as the two sides struggle to work together and bridge their own divides. When President Trump's budget director, Mick Mulvaney , unveiled the administration's budget blueprint earlier this week, which calls for significant cuts to food stamps, he noted that the aim of the budget was to get people working. Read More »

Britain slams United States leaks on Manchester terror attack investigation

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While ISIS quickly claimed credit for the attack, both British and US authorities say they have yet to determine whether the terror group was involved. "I spoke to him about five days ago. there was nothing wrong, everything was normal", Abedi said. Prior to his detention Ramadan Abedi confirmed that British authorities had arrested another son, Ismail, 23, on Tuesday as part of the concert attack probe. Read More »

US Senate panel says it will subpoena Michael Flynn businesses

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Comey wants to tell his side of the story and I'm glad he has chosen to do that with the Senate intelligence committee", Warner said. Former CIA Director John Brennan testified on Capitol Hill about interactions between President Trump's campaign and Russian officials during the... Read More »

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 »