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Ariana Grande Has Reportedly Offered To Pay Funeral Costs For Manchester Victims

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The changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace was cancelled on Wednesday so police officers can be re-deployed, Britain's defence ministry said. A relative of Abedi told AFP that Abedi had travelled to Manchester from Libya four days before the bombing. British Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday chaired a meeting of her emergency security cabinet group known as Cobra to deal with the intelligence reports about Abedi and concerns that he might have had outside support. Read More »

Court maintains block on Trump travel ban

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Gregory . "These clearly are very risky times and we need every available tool at our disposal to prevent terrorists from entering the USA and committing acts of bloodshed and violence", said Michael Short , a White House spokesman. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals is also evaluating the travel ban in a separate appeal. However, this did not prevent a Maryland court from ruling in March that the order violated the Constitution. Read More »

Playboy model sentenced for body-shaming woman at the gym

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The Los Angeles Police Department received a report of "illegal distribution" of the image and launched an investigation into Mathers' actions not long after the image was posted on Snapchat . "I know that I've upset a lot of people out there but please please believe me when I say this is not the type of person that I am, I've never done this before, I will never do this again, you have my word". Read More »

Assemblyman to host town hall meeting in Rome on health care proposal

This week: Congress grapples with Comey fallout Schumer: Block new Federal Bureau of Investigation director until special prosecutor on Russian Federation is appointed MORE (D-N.Y.), the American Medical Association (AMA) pushed back against any "significant changes" to the Affordable Care Act or Medicaid programs. Read More »

Delta Goodrem pays tribute to victims of Manchester attack

Manchester police said they were working to determine whether Salman Abedi worked alone or with help when he bombed the Ariana Grande concert. Earlier Thursday, at 11 a.m., many across Britain fell silent and bowed their heads for a minute in tribute to the victims caught up in Monday night's concert bombing. Read More »

Russian officials bragged about how well they knew Trump's advisers

Both House and Senate intelligence panels issued subpoenas of Flynn's businesses earlier this week in response, which Lankford says the Fifth Amendment doesn't cover. Flynn's attorneys did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Schumer said he did not want to get ahead of the committees and prejudge what might happen if Flynn continues to not comply. Read More »

What Has Rouhani's Victory in Iran Changed?

In his remarks, Trump signalled his intention to end engagement with Iran, suggesting that it does not encourage change from inside the country. Another Al Jazeera report quoted Rouhani as explicitly stating that missile tests would continue because "the Iranian nation has chose to be powerful". Read More »

Zeid urges Israel to respect the human rights of detainees

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High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a statement. Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have been going on a hunger strike since April 17, demanding an improvement in the condition of detaining them, where officials warned that their life is in crucial danger. Read More »

North Korea on trajectory to nuclear-armed ICBM - US intel official

One diplomatic source in Washington said, "It appears that Trump wants to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis through dialogue, but thinks that might be hard considering Kim Jong-un's style". A statement that additional sanctions were merited after Pyongyang's ballistic missile test last weekend was released on Monday, signed by all 15 Security Council members, including North Korea's patron China. Read More »

Filipinos at Mass worry about city, martial law

The exodus of thousands of residents has continue. Lorenzana said IS leaders in the Middle East had ordered Hapilon to move off his tiny island base of Basilan and into more populated areas of the southern Philippines near Marawi "to increase the mass base" of IS. Read More »

North Korea fires a another missile

A statement that additional sanctions were merited after Pyongyang's ballistic missile test last weekend was released on Monday, signed by all 15 Security Council members, including North Korea's patron China. Unidentified objects which flew across the border from the North were probably propaganda balloons, South Korea's military said Wednesday. That missile traveled about 500 kilometers before crashing into the sea, according to South Korean and USA officials. Read More »

Long Term UK Net Immigration Falls

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The overall measure - the difference between the number of people arriving and leaving the country - was estimated to be 248,000 past year, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). "It is too early to tell if this trend will continue". Although the Office for National Statistics (OFS) claimed the exodus is " statistically significant ", the figures are still a long way away from the Tory manifesto pledge to bring down net migration to the tens of ... Read More »

7th person linked to Manchester attack detained by police

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Hopkins did not elaborate on the material that has been found so far. British Prime Minister Theresa May said she plans to raise the issue with President Donald Trump at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels . In one of the more touching moments, a crowd in Manchester then joined a woman singing the Oasis song "Don't Look Back in Anger". The hospital said 12 children were still being treated there. Read More »

Hamilton and Vettel's friendly rivalry faces test in Monaco

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Hamilton was only eighth in the reckoning, more than one second adrift of Vettel , while Bottas was even further back in 10th. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany waves to the crowd after the second free practice at the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco, Thursday, May 25, 2017. Read More »

Amid Airtight Security, Trump Visit Brings Hope to the Middle East

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A screen previewing upcoming statements by President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted the location as " Jerusalem , Israel". Arriving from Riyadh , Saudi Arabia, Mr Trump expressed his hope for co-operation among U.S. allies in the Middle East. Asked if he would pressure Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on settlements, Tillerson responded that "settlements are part of the overall peace discussion". Read More »

Eurogroup to discuss Greek debt

Germany has led a coalition of euro zone countries pushing for International Monetary Fund involvement to balance what some argue is an overly lenient approach from the European Commission. "We accept the main assumption of the May 2016 agreement that it does not have to be finally approved, calibrated or delivered before the end of the program (bailout) but we need more specificity on what will come at the end of the program", Thomsen said. Read More »

AP Analysis: Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes

In his visits to Israel and Saudi Arabia, President Trump registered his concerns that Iran funds terrorists, militia and other extreme groups in Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon, and is backing President Bashir Al-Assad in Syria's civil war. Many however, interpret both of the aforementioned initiatives, at least in part, as being both out of a shared concern between Israel, the Gulf States and the U.S. Read More »

Iran: US relations a 'curvy road'

While that effort was somewhat fitful, the president can now claim the support of reformers who prevailed in elections for Iran's municipal governments that were also held last week. That situation has certainly changed with the transfer of power from the Obama administration to the Trump administration. The monarchies, particularly Iran, were allied with the USA to ensure stability in the Gulf region. Read More »

Trump choosing caution over chaos on first big trip

While Netanyahu and Abbas both hailed Trump -Netanyahu stating "working with you, I believe we can advance a durable peace", and Abbas envisaging that Trump "will go down in history" as the president who secured peace, the verdict elsewhere was mixed. Read More »

Philippine President Duterte threatens to extend scope of martial law

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Since winning the presidency a year ago, the words "martial law" have rarely been far from Duterte's lips. The CPP also urged the Filipino people to oppose placing Mindanao under military rule and demand for its immediate lifting on account of human rights abuses committed against the civilians during the nine-year military rule, from 1972 to 1981, under the term of late strongman President Ferdinand Marcos . Read More »

Maute attack in Marawi City — TIMELINE

Hapilon is now on Washington's list of most-wanted terrorists. Around 100 heavily armed gunmen linked to Islamic State swept into Marawi City , on the island of Mindanao , burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshippers and raising the black flag of IS. Read More »

France's Macron urges Trump to avoid hasty climate change decision

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During their brief sit-down in front of the press, Trump congratulated Macron on an "incredible campaign" and a "tremendous victory". Barack Obama made a case for American involvement internationally, saying "we can't isolate ourselves, we can't hide behind a wall" in the hours before Merkel was set to meet Trump in Brussels . Read More »

Dershowitz: We're Closer To A Peace Deal In Israel Than Ever Before

We just got back from the Middle East. At a joint news conference Monday with the president in Jerusalem , Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Mr. U.S. President Donald Trump , right, and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for Israel, the next stop in Trump's worldwide tour, at King Khalid global Airport, Monday, May 22, 2017 , in Riyadh . Read More »

Kurdish-led forces say they will advance on ISIS capital

On Wednesday, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, "Both the PKK and the YPG are terrorist organizations, and they are no different, apart from their names". The YPG-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces, a Pentagon statement announcing the decision said, is "the only force on the ground that can successfully seize Raqqa in the near future". Read More »

Donald Trump's 28-Hour Israeli and Palestinian Tour Itinerary In Full

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Trump says the ultimate deal would be a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. The Palestinians want a state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem , captured by Israel a half century ago. Media reports also quoted USA officials as saying that United Kingdom authorities suspect the Manchester incident was "conducted by a suicide bomber", and they later said the bomber's body has been identified. Read More »

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go

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With images of First Lady Melania appearing to brush him off as he tried to hold her hand at an airport in Tel Aviv fresh in the memory, Trump locked palms with French President Emmanuel Macron - for a really long time. "For President Trump, it's all about the assertion of power and control", body language expert Darren Stanton told the Independent about the Gorsuch shake. Read More »

Trump ducks question about intelligence sharing after leak

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In other developments on Wednesday detectives made a further four arrests, taking the number of people in custody to five. A woman arrested in a raid in Blackley, Manchester, was released late Wednesday without charge, police said. "Making a bomb of this sort requires some degree of expertise and competence", a source with knowledge of the British investigation told the press, on condition of anonymity. Read More »

China installs rocket launchers on disputed South China Sea island

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Whether the framework should be binding will be discussed by the countries later, he said. However, Liu said the agreement laid a "solid foundation" for further negotiations. This tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands, ruled in July 2016 to invalidate China's expansive claim over the South China Sea , but China has refused to comply with this ruling . Read More »