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President Trump Decries 'Evil Losers' Who Carried Out Manchester Attack

US officials reportedly had rejected a request by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit the site with Trump. He was due to depart for Rome later yesterday. Palestinian analyst Taha Al-Khateeb told Daily News Egypt that the issue is not one or two states, but rather it is how to make the Palestinian state a reality on the ground, and this is what Trump did in his visit to the Palestinian territories. Read More »

Trump Reportedly Told Russians That Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Eased Investigation

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The Times reported that the document has been circulated as the meeting's official account, read to the newspaper by one official and its general points confirmed by another. The description comes from Benjamin Wittes, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, editor in chief of the blog Lawfare and a friend of Comey, who said in Lawfare that Comey described the encounter to him over lunch. Read More »

Germany's Angela Merkel racks up another come-from-behind victory

German chancellor Angela Merkel , right, and North Rhine-Westphalia top candidate of her Christian Democrats, Armin Laschet, wave to supporters at the last stage of the state election campaign in Aachen, Germany, Saturday, May 13, 2017. But an ebbing of support for the environmental party means that coalition is likely to break up. "I am convinced that for the past seven years, step by step, we have helped this state move forward", Kraft said in the state capital, Duesseldorf. Read More »

OPEC extends oil output curbs but glut fears persist

The price for Brent crude oil was about $53 per barrel at 6 a.m. EDT and moving lower from the previous close. However, despite the 50% drop in three years, the measure to limit production has stabilized the market, temporarily at least. OPEC has agreed to prolong its supply deal for another nine months beyond June, said two delegates familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified because the meeting hasn't yet concluded. Read More »

French President Emmanuel Macron wins handshake showdown with Donald Trump

The presidents shook hands momentarily before Mr. Trump quickly pulled back and they shared a laugh. According to Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs, Trump told Macron, " You were my guy ". "All over the world, they're talking about it", he said. Trump and Macron tightly gripped each other's hands, with Trump's knuckles turning white. But it also said, "President Trump urged President Macron to meet the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defense spending pledge and ensure that North Atlantic ... Read More »

Philippine troops bomb Islamist militants in city

Soldiers and guerrillas set up rival checkpoints and roadblocks on routes in and around Marawi as civilians fled the city of 200,000 in droves, leaving behind what one official described as a ghost town. Trump has said "a major, major conflict" with North Korea is possible because of its nuclear and missile programs and that all options are on the table but that he wants to resolve the crisis diplomatically. Read More »

Abbas Voices Commitment to Two-State Solution, Arab Peace Initiative

Mr Abbas is an unpopular leader, according to polls, and the Palestinian political landscape is split between his Fatah party and Hamas, the Islamist movement that is in control in the Gaza Strip and opposes negotiations with Israel . "And we are keen to keep the door open to dialogue with our Israeli neighbours", Abbas told his American counterpart, stressing, however, that the real problem was in occupation and settlements. Read More »

Saudi, UAE pledge $100m to Ivanka Trump women fund

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But Trump also used his speech to denounce Syrian President Bashar Assad, saying he committed "unspeakable crimes" during the country's civil war, with help from Iran . Both presidents declared their desire to reset USA relations with the Middle East, while absurdly posturing as leaders of a pacifist nation seeking only good for the region and offering to head up a united struggle against "violent extremism". Read More »

Sherpas find four climbers dead in Everest camp

The collapse was first reported in 2016 and it is thought to be due the natural disaster that shook Nepal in 2015. Three Sherpa rescuers were flown by helicopter to Camp 2, from where they are climbing the mountain to search for the missing climber. Read More »

Indian woman 'sets new Everest dual ascent record'

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Slovak climber Vladimir Strba , 50, also died on Everest on Sunday, Tourism Ministry official Gyanendra Shrestha said. Marchetti died on the Tibetan side of the mountain , after suffering altitude sickness, according to a report in the Himalayan Times . Read More »

Trump son-in-law Kushner a focus in Russia probe: US media

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The Justice Department earlier this month appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to handle the investigation into all matters related to Russian involvement in the election, including potential collusion with Trump's associates and potential attempts to influence the investigation. Read More »

Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia', 'warmongering' after Trump's Saudi visit

He also criticised USA president Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia , describing it as a "show-off" that "will not have any political and practical values". "We sent back Raisi to Mashhad", his conservative hometown in northeastern Iran, said Narges, a 43 year-old beauty salon owner, who declined to give her full name. Read More »

Priest among 14 hostages taken in siege of Philippines city

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But human rights groups have expressed fears that martial law powers could further embolden Duterte, whom they have accused of allowing extrajudicial killings of thousands of people in his crackdown on illegal drugs. State Department. Gen. Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press on Friday that militants are trying to find a way to extricate Hapilon. But soldiers have been going house-to-house to clear the city of militants. Read More »

Lawyer seeks SC's intervention in Saharanpur violence

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The Uttar Pradesh police said today that it has denied permission to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for a visit tomorrow to Saharanpur in western UP, which is tense after caste clashes earlier this week. Amid continuing spate of caste-related violence in Saharanpur, Uttar Pardesh government has called the incidents " well planned conspiracy " adding that strong action is being taken against elements responsible for it. Read More »

Trump heads to Israel to promote lasting 'peach'

U.S. President Donald Trump earlier described an Israeli - Palestinian peace as " the ultimate deal " and optimistically suggested that it may not be so hard to achieve as most would expect. I can tell you the overall majority of Israelis would like to see the embassy of the USA, and around the world, in the capital of the Jewish ... "Thank you and shalom", Trump said. Read More »

New arrest in Manchester attack

U.S. intelligence officials said on Thursday they do not expect British Prime Minister Theresa May's concerns about United States officials' leaks on the Manchester suicide bombing to affect the closest intelligence partnership in the world. Read More »

Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in bombings that killed police

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Indonesian authorities have arrested three suspects over a twin suicide bombing on a Jakarta bus terminal that killed three policemen and which has been claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group, an official said Friday. JAD was designated a terrorist organisation in January by the United States, which said the network was an umbrella group for about two dozen extremist outfits. Read More »

Manchester attack: leaks put strain on US-UK 'special relationship'

Mr Hopkins said the leaks - including leaked evidence photographs from the scene of the attack published by the New York Times - had caused " distress and upset " to the victims' families. President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Brussels . Read More »

G7 aims to maintain unity of intent on migrants, Tusk says

The 45-minute meeting was a "first opportunity to get to know each other", the spokesperson said. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated yesterday that Donald Trump 'has not yet made a final decision on the US involvement in such an agreement and that he will study the dossier when he goes back to Washington'. Read More »

AAP unlikely to take part in ECs EVM challenge

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Far cry from the massive Opposition charge against the Election Commission on the issue of hacking of EVMs in recent assembly elections, only NCP has submitted application to participate in EVM Challenge thrown open by the election body. Read More »

Belgium and France reaffirm their commitment to the European project

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Marcon responded, "For my part, I'm also very happy to be with President Trump". Macron and Trump also discussed the Syrian crisis, counter-terrorism and defense spending over lunch at the USA ambassador's residence in Brussels , their first meeting since Macron was elected on May 7 after a turbulent campaign. Read More »

U.S. lawmakers to fight massive Trump Saudi arms deal

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For Trump, the visit has been a welcome escape from the crush of controversies that have consumed his administration in recent weeks. President Trump called on Muslims around the globe to unite in the war against terrorism. The Obama administration's nuclear negotiations further fueled Gulf nations' worries about Iran's regional intentions, especially as it backs Shiite militias fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and supports the government of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad. Read More »

Trial begins for impeached South Korea president Park, alleged co-conspirator

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In her first public appearance since she was placed in custody on March 31st, TV news showed a solemn looking Ms Park being escorted by prison officers into the Seoul central district court in a navy suit. Park Geun-hye is rushed from Paris, where she had been studying, and begins serving as acting first lady. South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye is due to go on trial for corruption, the latest stage in her dramatic fall from grace. Read More »

Manchester Police Find Valuable Items, Stop Sharing With US

Police in Tripoli on Wednesday arrested Abedi's younger brother and his father, who said he did not expect the attack. Authorities in the United Kingdom increasingly believe Abedi, a British-born man of Libyan descent, had help in plotting the attack, and are now relentlessly seeking possible accomplices and trying to track down the location where the bomb could have been manufactured, reports the New York Times . Read More »

Jared Kushner 'under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny in Russian Federation probe'

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The FBI and the oversight committee as well as several other congressional panels are looking into Russian "meddling" in the 2016 presidential election and possible connections between Russia and the Trump campaign. The Post said that it had not been told that Kushner is a target. The White House cited that disclosure when it fired him. 'Nothing (is) fully confirmed at this stage, ' Page wrote, adding that if invited, he would also testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, ... Read More »

Need to strengthen lower middle order batting, says Kohli

In the 2014 tour, he ended with 134 runs at an average of 13.40 in the five Tests, scored just 54 runs in the four ODIs at an average of 18. India triumphed in the last edition of the Champions Trophy in 2013, but when asked if his side can replicate their success next month, Ashwin made it clear that he is not looking that far ahead. Read More »

Philippines official: Terror suspect still in besieged city

Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled i. An initial rampage by gunmen who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group through the mainly Muslim city of Marawi on Tuesday prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to impose martial law across the southern third of the Philippines . Read More »

Ariana Grande suspends tour after Manchester attack

British Prime Minister Theresa May , who spoke about the matter with US President Donald Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, said the countries' partnership on defence and security was built on trust. Abedi had been in Libya in the weeks before the attack, and German magazine Focus, citing unnamed federal security source, reported that he passed through Duesseldorf airport four days before the bombing. Read More »