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North Korea Missile Test Shows that Program is Developing Faster Than Expected


The comments come just days after North Korea tested its latest missile, which was described by experts as its most successful so far, and one that the North said was capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. Hong said South Korea had not yet received official word from Washington on whether Seoul should pay for a US anti-missile system that has been deployed outside Seoul . Read More »

Trump's Popularity Drops in Israel After Embassy Move Delayed


The US president's visit also comes after Trump's provision to the Russians of intelligence Israel gave the US in secret, to the outrage of Israeli intelligence officials. Trump's arrival in Israel on May 22 will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, which will be commemorated in Israel on May 23 and 24. Read More »

Manchester Arena Attack Arrests 'Significant', Important Items Found


The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. Home Secretary Amber Rudd had earlier criticized U.S. Abrini visited Manchester in 2015. One of those killed was an eight-year-old girl. The National Health Service says 75 people have been admitted to eight hospitals, "including 23 patients now receiving critical care". Read More »

Police Make 3 More Arrests In Connection With Deadly Manchester Concert Attack

IAN HOPKINS , Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police: I think it's very clear that this is a network that we are investigating. St Oswald's C of E primary school, in Guiseley, where Fawell worked, said on Twitter: "It is with deepest sadness that I confirm that our former colleague Wendy Fawell was killed in the Manchester bombing". Read More »

Trump's haphazard approach to Middle East may compound risks

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. "I think the president has indicated he's willing to put his own personal efforts into this if the Israelis and the Palestinians are ready to be serious about engaging as well". Read More »

Early returns show Gianforte leading in Montana U.S. House race

With 87% of precincts reporting, Gianforte had 181,255 votes - or 50.6% of the vote, compared to Quist who has 156,130 votes, 43.6% of the vote, according to Edison Research. "I think it's a crying shame that it didn't happen earlier, not that I would ever condone violence, but I don't think it's going to make a difference this late". Read More »

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader - who calls it natural


BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO's chief has affirmed that the alliance will join the worldwide coalition fighting the Islamic State group but will not wage war against the extremists, as U.S. The rise in defence spending, demanded by the United States president, have also been at the center of discussions. "We agreed on many areas, first and foremost on counter-terrorism", Mr Tusk said after he and European Union chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker met Mr Trump for over an hour. Read More »

Manchester bomber's travels may signal an 'ISIS trajectory'

Before his arrest, the father told the AP that his son was innocent and had been planning a trip to Saudi Arabia for a pilgrimage. He said: "It was so quick, these cars just pulled up and all these police with guns, dogs, jumped out of the auto and said to us 'get in the house now"'. Read More »

Pope Francis Met With Donald Trump

At NATO headquarters, where he will visit Thursday, aides have prepped Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg for the possibility that the president could try to pull off a stunt such as passing around invoices to member countries who have not met the alliance's financial guidelines, according to a person with knowledge of the planning. Read More »

Rouhani Wins Iran's Presidential Election with 57 Percent of Votes


The contentiousness of the campaign could make it more hard for Rouhani to secure the consent of hardliners to carry out his agenda, said Abbas Milani, director of the Iranian Studies programme at Stanford University. Hashemitaba was among the first to predict an outright win for Rouhani as he offered his congratulations Saturday morning. On the contrary, during Rouhani's tenure Iran has redoubled its efforts at regional hegemony through its support of the Assad regime and proxy groups like ... Read More »

British Police Decry Apparent U.S. Leaks Of Manchester Attack Evidence

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to raise the issue of the American leaks with President Donald Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday, a sure indicator of the severity of the situation. The elder Abedi fled to Britain before returning to Libya in 2011 for the uprising that ended the Gaddafi regime, and later served in the Tripoli police department, a spokesman said. Read More »

FBI examines Kushner meetings with Russians

At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Coats sidestepped questions about a Washington Post report that Trump had asked Coats and Admiral Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency , to help him knock down the notion that there was evidence of such collusion. Read More »

Trump gives pledge to deliver peace to Israel

During their White House talks, Trump praised Abbas, and said he looked forward to working with him to pursue peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Trump's speech came after he met Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank earlier in the day. "As I have repeatedly said, I'm personally committed to helping Israelis and Palestinians achieve a peace agreement". Read More »

Trump to Russians: Firing Comey Took 'Great Pressure' Off

Comey had come under fire for his handling of the investigation into Clinton's private email server. "Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it". "He was insane, a real nut job", Trump said . Rosenstein said that though he was personally fond of Comey, "I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader". Read More »

Trump leaves Israel with no mention of Palestinian state, settlements or embassy


We all know that. Abbas had sought to convince the unpredictable USA president to remain committed to an independent Palestinian state. Israeli officials have routinely claimed that Palestinian armed resistance is part of an global rise in Islamist extremism, while many Palestinians have instead pointed chiefly to the frustration and despair brought on by Israel's decades-long military occupation of the Palestinian territory and the absence of a political horizon. Read More »

Raids, arrests as on-edge United Kingdom seeks 'network' of attackers

Counter-terrorism police in Greater Manchester have arrested two more men in connection with Monday's bomb attack, bringing the number of people in United Kingdom custody to eight. The Financial Times reported that such images are available across a restricted-access encrypted special global database used by government ordnance and explosives experts in about 20 countries allied with Britain. Read More »

GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter


Witness accounts aligned with Jacobs' version of events, and Gianforte was later charged with misdemeanor assault . If convicted, he faces a possible maximum fine of $500 or up to six months in jail. We'll have full coverage of the election during the 10:00 News. Three of Montanas biggest newspapers pulled their endorsements of Gianforte — without endorsing his opponent — while leaders of both major parties called on him to apologize. Read More »

Inside the flat where bomber Salman Abedi spent last evening

British security services were also upset that 22-year-old Abedi's name was apparently leaked by United States officials while police in the UK continued withholding it and while raids were underway in Manchester and in Libya . Earlier this month, President Donald Trump faced widespread criticism for appearing to leak top-secret intelligence , gathered by an allied nation on the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Russian ambassador ... Read More »

Republican wins US House race after being charged with assaulting reporter

Despite the rebuke from Montana's media, Montana voters received robocalls from Trump and Vice President Mike Pence urging voters to back Gianforte. The editorial board of the Billings Gazette, a CNN affiliate, retracted its enforcement of Gianforte, stating, "We believe that you can not love America, love the Constitution, talk about the importance of a free press and then pummel a reporter". Read More »

Seniors not on board with GOP's healthcare plan

As bad as all that sounds, leaders in the House are breathing a sigh of relief because there was a chance, based on the CBO's findings, that the bill would have to be re-worked and put to a second vote - a vote it was unclear the bill would survive - before it could be sent to the Senate. Read More »

Indonesian police launch raid as Jakarta attacks linked to Islamic State


Police officers hold clear the scene after an explosion near a bus stop in the Kampung Melayu area of Jakarta , Indonesia, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Authorities in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation are increasingly anxious about a surge in radicalism, driven in part by a new generation of militants inspired by the Islamic State group. Read More »

What Trump And The Rest Of NATO Want From Each Other

Another wrote: "It's obvious they were deliberately ignoring him and he felt uncomfortable". No Nato leaders were seen approaching Trump to speak with him on his way out from the photo shoot. And really, Sean Spicer, for one, played down the idea that President Trump should have explicitly supported or endorsed Article V, you know, saying, look, he was there to dedicate - to read the dedication, to give a speech at a memorial that is called Article V and 9/11. Read More »

Pope Francis, Trump meet in Vatican for private talk

But after a half-hour meeting behind closed doors, Francis seemed to have cheered up considerably. Pope Francis is meeting first lady Melania Trump , Trump's oldest daughter Ivanka, and other members of the USA delegation. The president and pope have a contentious history and disagree on a host of issues, including environmental protection. The pope gave Trump a collection of books he wrote , as well as a medal crafted by an Italian artist featuring an olive branch symbolizing peace. Read More »

Montana special election results

That was outrageous". The Fox team says the congressman-wannabe then jumped on Jacobs and started punching him. Jacobs began asking the candidate about the health care bill passed by the House when the crew and Jacobs say Gianforte slammed him to the floor, yelling "Get out of here!" In Montana, he said, assaults without a weapon are considered misdemeanors; assaults that cause serious physical injuries or involve weapons are treated as felonies. Read More »

Federal appeals court upholds block of Trump travel ban

He said the president has broad authority to deny entry into the US, but that authority is not absolute and that his order, quote, "speaks with vague words of national security but in context drips with religious intolerance". It is now expected the issue will go to the Supreme Court, the highest federal court in the US. These statements, taken together, provide direct, specific evidence of what motivated both EO-1 and EO-2: President Trump's desire to exclude Muslims from the United States. Read More »

After execution is postponed 7 times, man to be put to death

Arthur was convicted in the 1982 murder-for-hire of Muscle Shoals businessman Troy Wicker. He did that again and again for his next five dates with death, but each time a stay of execution meant that he evaded the lethal injection. Courts have intervened seven previous execution dates that were set for Arthur. The first two convictions, in 1983 and 1987, were overturned on appeal, but a 1991 conviction was affirmed. Read More »