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U.S. probe finds over 100 civilians killed in Mosul air strike

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An Iraqi Interior Ministry unit accused of abusing civilian detainees while fighting the Islamic State group in Mosul has released videos it says refutes the allegations reported by Germany's Der Spiegel magazine . Following the Interior Ministry statement, Brett McGurk , U.S. envoy for the global coalition against IS, said Iraqi security forces have "bravely placed civilian protection as top priority" throughout the Mosul campaign but that "individuals or units failing to uphold ... Read More »

Namibians invited to celebrate Africa Day

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Mr Putin wished the peoples of Africa peace and prosperity. Its origins can be traced back to April 15, 1958-when the first Conference of Independent African States brought the fathers of Africa's liberation movements together. Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now known as the African Union, which happened on May 25, 1963. Read More »

Russia Hoped to Sway Trump Via Advisers

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Brennan, the head of the Central Intelligence Agency under former President Barack Obama , a Democrat. Testifying before a congressional committee on Tuesday, former CIA director John Brennan , an Obama appointee and 24-year veteran of the agency, gave the most detailed public account yet of the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

South Korea fires warning shots at suspected drone from North

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The fresh North Korean test was again carried out in violation of UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. Pyongyang said it had successfully tested what it called an intermediate-range ballistic missile . In this Monday, May 22, 2017, photo distributed by the North Korean government, a solid-fuel "Pukguksong-2" missile lifts off during its launch test at an undisclosed location in North Korea . Read More »

Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill

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The deficit reduction would be $32 billion less than the estimated net savings for the March proposal. It also stated 23 million fewer people would have health insurance by 2026. The CBO did estimate, however, that by 2026, individual premiums under Trumpcare would be 10 percent lower than Obamacare premiums are expected to be by that year. Read More »

Donald Trump just got publicly rejected by Melania - twice

Israel proclaims Jerusalem as its united capital, while the Palestinians claim the city's eastern part as the capital of their future state. Abbas said that he was eager to become a partner in attempting to reach a deal that would establish a Palestinian state on territories occupied by Israel for over half a century. Read More »

Major US Jewish Organizations Praise Trump's Israel Visit

Naftali Bennett , Netanyahu's senior coalition partner, leads the Jewish Home party. "It sends the message that there is no gap between Israel and the United States ", says Prosor. Palestinian protesters shout slogans and hold placards outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem during a demonstration in support of prisoners refusing food in Israeli jails, on May 23, 2017 , during a visit of the United States president to the West Bank town. Read More »

Ariana Grande suspends tour following bombing at Manchester Arena concert

Greater Manchester Police were said to be "furious" and said they would stop sharing information with the US. Netanyahu, speaking by phone with May on Wednesday evening, said Israel was ready to extend all necessary assistance to their joint war against terrorism, according to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office. Read More »

Mixture of old and new faces in Macron's first government

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He also vowed to continue the fight against terrorism. Check out Federal News Radio's latest podcasts. The foreign ministry portfolio does not usually officially include Europe. Former president Francois Hollande was left red-faced by revelations in 2012 that his budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, a plastic surgeon, had a bank account in Switzerland where he had hidden income from tax authorities. Read More »

ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

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The independent Institute for Fiscal Studies think tank said Labour's programme would take the tax burden to its highest level for around 70 years. Mr McCluskey said it was hard for the party to challenge now only two years after losing an election and one year after Labour MPs attempted to replace Mr Corbyn as leader, a move he said gave the impression of a divided party in the minds of many voters. Read More »

Rouhani urges US to drop 'hostile' policies towards Iran

Trump has said the nuclear accord that world powers reached with Iran is one of the worst deals he's seen and is reviewing policy toward the country. "In Syria , they made mistakes, and also in Yemen". " Iran funds, arms, and trains terrorists , militias, and other extremist groups", Trump said Sunday in Riyadh in a speech to leaders of more than 50 predominantly Muslim countries. Read More »

Intel Chief: Russians May Have Held Back Clinton Bombs For Her Presidency

Brennan said that concerned him, "because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals", and that it raised questions about whether or not the Russians "were able to gain the cooperation of those individuals". In addition to alerting the FBI, which is responsible for counterintelligence investigations, Brennan said he created a special unit in the CIA to monitor and analyze intelligence about Russian's interference in the election, inviting the FBI and the NSA to participate. Read More »

Tillerson talks climate change policy

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Freeland had no comment on Tillerson's public remarks after Thursday's meeting - the USA will not rush to decide its climate change policies. All eight Arctic State Minister-level Representatives are set to review and authorize work achieved under the two-year U.S. Read More »

Comey Testimony Before Lawmakers in Doubt After Special Counsel Named

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The memo focuses on Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, particularly the FBI director's decision to divulge details to the public at various junctures. The goal of the special counsel probe, he said, was to determine whether there was collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation to do so. Read More »

United's Europa victory dedicated to grieving Manchester

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Wednesday's triumph capped what has been a strong first campaign for Mourinho at Old Trafford following his appointment last summer as they added the Europa League trophy to their EFL Cup win. "When we were 1-0 up, we actually looked more nervous than when it was 0-0", United supporter Pav told talkSPORT. "I haven't seen the Ajax that I am used to", Ajax coach Peter Bosz said. Read More »

Republican congressional candidate 'bodyslams' reporter

The statement says Jacobs was asked to leave and to lower the recorder (neither of which is heard on the recording). In the brief audio, Jacobs asked twice about Gianforte's reaction to the CBO score on the Republicans' health care bill - and then there was a loud crash. Read More »

Macron Seeks to Extend State of Emergency Until Nov. 1

A combination photo shows President Trump trying twice to let go of Macron's firm grip. . The new president, elected on May 7, also wants legislation to bolster the powers of the security forces, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said, justifying the move with the Manchester concert suicide bombing that claimed 22 lives. Read More »

Iranians demanding change deliver emphatic victory for Rouhani

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In another message, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe hailed President Rouhani's election win as a sign of public trust in his approach to interaction with the worldwide community. During his campaign, Rouhani clearly stated his desire to lift the remaining non-nuclear sanctions on Iran, which can only be interpreted as a desire to engage in further diplomatic talks with Washington. Read More »

Newspapers Review: Provocative Israeli parade in occupied Jerusalem focus of dailies

The deal included Theater High Altitude Area Defense, also known as THAAD, which is a missile defense system that experts said was made in a bid to counter any possible missile strikes from Iran , should a direct conflict ever occur. For its part, Iran has always maintained that its nuclear program is peaceful, to be used for energy needs and medical research. Melania Trump has finally held her husband's hand . Read More »

Father, brother of Manchester bomber arrested in Libya

Yesterday, Grande and her mother Joan Grande returned home to Boca Raton, Florida via private jet. Officials are examining Abedi's trips to Libya as they piece together his allegiances and try to foil any new potential threats. Ramadan Abedi, who has since been arrested in Libya for alleged ties to an al Qaeda-linked group, told The Associated Press by telephone that he spoke to his son five days ago and he sounded "normal". Read More »

Trump, at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, vows unwavering fight against terrorism

President and myself - that we have a common position, common opinions about Russian Federation", said Tusk, who said unity needed to be found around values like freedom and human rights and dignity. In return they are hoping for a public display of commitment from Trump to Article 5, the alliance's one-for-all collective defence pledge. Trump had suggested this could depend on whether allies paid their defence dues. Read More »

Manchester bomber 'likely not acting alone'

The youngest victim was eight years old. Britain deployed soldiers to key sites Wednesday and raised its terror alert to the maximum after the Manchester suicide bombing by a local man of Libyan origin who may have been radicalised in Syria. Read More »

Henrikh Mkhitaryan makes history with Europa League final goal

Ajax's Davy Klaassen has slammed Man United's long-ball tactics and labelled their victory "lucky". "Of course, Champions League is bigger than Europa League , but that is the last trophy, and that is when the feelings are under the skin, and obviously it is a fantastic feeling for the team". Read More »

May to raise intelligence leaks with Trump

All the previous arrests were made in and around Manchester where the suicide bombing took place on Monday night. Heartless killer Salman Abedi's younger brother Hashem Abedi has also been arrested in Tripoli . Providing an update into the investigation Thursday, Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins addressed the leaks saying it's distressing to the victims' families. Read More »

Palestinian hunger strikers undergo health assessment

The strikers are demanding basic rights, such as an end to administrative detention, solitary confinement, and deliberate medical negligence. Almost 700 prisoners are now held in administrative detention. Greenblatt is in Israel and the Palestinian territories to follow up on Trump's visit earlier in the week and to build on his plans for a new Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative, according to Israeli media. Read More »

Linked militants besiege Philippine city

It's highly unusual for a USA ally to purchase arms from Russian Federation, an adversary, though Duterte said in October he planned to "break up" with the United States and turn to Russian Federation and China. The militants responded to the raid by burning buildings and conducting other diversionary tactics in Marawi, a mostly Muslim-populated city of 200,000 people, according to Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Read More »

Donald Trump ends Middle East tour

Mr Trump's speech came after he met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank earlier in the day. He pressed again for 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital "as well as resolving the entire final status issues based on global law and worldwide long-term resolutions, and respecting side agreements, which sets the tone for the implementation of the Arab Peace Initiative in accordance with what has been reaffirmed in the most recent ... Read More »