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AJC Condemns Fatal Terror Attack on Copts in Egypt

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Samuel the Confessor in the Minya governorate, about 130 miles south of the Egyptian capital. No group immediately claimed responsibility. "There is no difference between terrorism harming Egypt and terrorism harming other countries". During the trip, Francis paid tribute to the victims of the December bombing in Cairo's St. Peter's church, located in close proximity to Cairo's St. Read More »

DOJ ethics experts clear Mueller as special counsel

Reports say that the White House has however denied the allegation. She would be the FBI's first female director, if chosen by Trump and subsequently confirmed by the Senate . Referring to a Washington Post report that Trump had asked Coats and another top intelligence official to publicly dispute that there is any evidence of collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia, McCain asked, "Is that an accurate reporting , Director Coats?" Solomon L. Read More »

Assange hails ''important victory'' after Sweden drops rape investigation

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Meanwhile the London Metropolitan Police has said it was still obliged to arrest Mr Assange should he leave the embassy since there is still an active warrant for a lesser charge. "[Prosecutors] were convinced as I have been all the time ", said Samuelson. However, his lawyers repeatedly said that he would not do so without assurances that he will not face extradition to the U.S. Read More »

Trump Tosses Out Obama Playbook In The Middle East

Trump has been a sharp critic of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries that don't spend the agreed-upon 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the president indeed planned to push allies hard on that issue. Read More »

Manchester police find valuable items; stop sharing with US

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Announcing that the death toll had risen, Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins said: "What I can confirm is that there are children among the deceased". . "Compared to other people I'm quite lucky really", she said. They said they would formally name the victims after forensic post-mortems, which would take four or five days. Read More »

Chilling photos show explosive used in Manchester bombing

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He revealed that Abedi's younger brother Hashim had been investigated for about a month and a half over suspicions that he was linked to IS. In a statement, the Special Deterrence Force said he had admitted to having links with Islamic State and being in the United Kingdom at the time the Manchester attack was being planned. Read More »

Pope Francis presents Trump with papal writing on climate change

On Wednesday, Trump was given a tour of the Vatican, then first met with the pope in his library. Also getting an introduction was longtime security aide Keith Schiller , who followed Trump to the White House, and Hope Hicks , who served as Trump's spokeswoman during his campaign and joined his White House staff. Read More »

Rouhani vows to continue ballistic missile program

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This is at the heart of the United States decision to plant itself firmly on the Saudi side. "Despite Rouhani boasting of distancing the shadows of war from our country, the Riyadh conference, focusing on establishing an Arab NATO and sales of $110 billion in military equipment underscore how the weak actions of [Rouhani's] cabinet not only emboldened the USA to take aggressive actions against our country, even small Arab countries have reached the point of openly speaking of ... Read More »

Thousands of Gazans protest Trump visit to occupied territories

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Welcoming Trump, Netanyahu said , "I also look forward to working closely with you to advance peace in our region, because you have noted so succinctly that common dangers are turning former enemies into partners". Security will be tight for President Trump's journey to Bethlehem, a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem but located across Israel's controversial separation wall. Read More »

Philippines' Duterte: China threatened 'war' over sea row

The success of the first BCM meeting represents an important signal that China and the Philippines are jointly moving toward an early conclusion on the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea , Wu said , while adding that further efforts are needed from all parties on the issue. Read More »

US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind

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Kim Jong Sik and Jang are not from elite families, unlike many other senior figures in North Korea's ruling class, according to North Korean leadership experts. The policy vision centers on forming a joint economic community between the two Koreas as a means to revive economic growth and bring peace to the peninsula. Read More »

Indian national arrested in Islamabad for staying without permission

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Speaking to media, Aziz said that Pakistan chose to go to International Court of Justice (ICJ) for Kulbhushan Jadhav case after thorough consultation. Pakistan was given only five days to prepare the case. He also dismissed criticism on why Pakistan accepted the global court's jurisdiction. Mr. Katju was quoted as saying in a social media post, "People are gloating over India's victory before the ICJ regarding Kulbhushan Jadhav ". Read More »

Donald Trump believes EU27 more united after Brexit vote, Donald Tusk says

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I prefer to have 5,000 troops from the United States in Poland. The other leaders are divided over his spending demands, as well as over how much intelligence to share with Trump's troubled administration. A spokesperson for the US president wasn't immediately available for comment for when contacted by CNBC. TAORMINA, Italy European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday he was "positively surprised" by Donald Trump's support for the EU as it manages Britain's departure, adding ... Read More »

Melania and Ivanka Trump veiled and demure at Pope meeting

Trump told the Pope that it was an honor to meet him just before the two posed for pictures. Some thought he had suggested pizza but he actually said " potizza " - a pastry treat of Melania's home country Slovenia. After the meeting, Trump gave the Pope books that were written by Martin Luther King. Under clear blue skies, Trump received a tribute from the Swiss Guard in a Vatican courtyard where he was greeted by Archbishop Georg Ganswein, the prefect of the pontifical household. Read More »

Trump views on climate 'evolving' amid push from Europeans

G7 leaders failed to make progress on narrowing major differences between the United States and its partners on climate change, hosts Italy said . Other leaders will look to ensure their economies won't suffer as a result of Trump's new approach, CNN reported. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry led the United States into the Paris climate change agreement, along with 170 other countries. Read More »

Pentagon Admits US Killed 105 Civilians In March Airstrikes On Mosul

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Officials now say that ISIS had likely placed explosives inside the building, contributing to the deadliness after the bomb was dropped. "The secondary explosion triggered a rapid failure of the structure which killed the two ISIS snipers, 101 civilians sheltered in the bottom floors of the structure and four civilians in the neighboring structure to the west", said US Air Force Brigadier General Matt Isler, the lead investigator. Read More »

Melania Trump meets France's First Lady, Mrs Macron

The newly elected French President tweeted the video of himself walking up the red carpet towards the group of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders, seemingly headed straight towards the US President. Meeting Mr Macron for the first time before a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels , Mr Trump went in firm as usual. It's a question that bears repeating: what is it with Trump and handshakes? "Each president gripped the other's hand with considerable intensity, ... Read More »

Brazil troops recalled after deployment following riots

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In the clash on Wednesday , the government ordered military forces to travel to the capital, Brasilia, after a huge demonstration against the president turned violent. In addition, several of his advisers have been linked to Brazil's widespread corruption investigation. It said the president had determined that using the country's National Force, an elite police entity, would not have been sufficient. Read More »

Leaked info 'undermines' Manchester attack probe

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British Prime Minister Theresa May earlier said she would make it clear to Trump that intelligence shared between law-enforcement agencies "must remain secure". U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions also spoke to Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd about the issue. They "feel like they are being disbanded from two societies, Libyan society and British society", he said. Read More »

Track and field sends 32 athletes to qualifier

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She did not qualify for the event finals. "We're not ruling anyone out and there is hope for everyone to, at the very least, improve on their ranking coming into this meet, and at the very best, finish top 12 and advance", Eyestone said. Read More »

Iran accuses US of spreading iranophobia

His criticism of Iran was sure to find a welcome audience among Israeli leaders who consider the Islamic republic their arch-enemy. Donald Trump was " exhausted " during his first trip overseas as President and asked his daughter to attend a scheduled event in his place. Read More »

Turkey Demands US Oust 'Pro-Kurd' Envoy McGurk

The altercation came the same day that Erdogan met with President Donald Trump at the White House. Congressmen like John McCain (R-AZ) are demanding a decisive response to the Turkish officials' actions. "We intend to assure that there is accountability for anyone involved in this assault", he said, adding that the police were working closely with the State Department and the Secret Service. Read More »

Blast disturbing but Champions Trophy is paramount in our thoughts, says Kohli

You can not expect anything better than the build-up we have had to an important tournament", opined Tamim. India is the defending champions as they had won the tournament in 2013. The team was at The Oval, practicing for their warm-up game on Friday against Sri Lanka , as they joined the rest of the United Kingdom to pause their work. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn brands War on Terror a failure

In a set-piece speech on foreign affairs he will express his view that the war on terror has "failed"; that the interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan were mistakes. May's Conservatives see Corbyn's opposition to military action and nuclear weapons as a major weakness to be exploited in campaigning for the June 8 election. Read More »

Suspected Manchester Arena Bomber Had 'Desire For Revenge'

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British Prime Minister Theresa May also said progress is being made in the authorities probe into the bombing, but warned that the national threat level remains at critical level - meaning another attack may be imminent and added that "the public should remain vigilant". Read More »

Manchester terror attack probe widens as US leaks grate

But Hashem told interrogators that "we knew what we were doing", Libyan officials said . In a sign that the election could be more closely contested than has previously been thought, YouGov said May's party was on 43 per cent, down 1 percentage point compared to a week ago, when May had a lead of nine points. Read More »

Father pens touching open letter to Ariana Grande

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But Ramadan Abedi said he was sure Salman had not been a member of the jihadist group. In the early hours of Thursday morning, counter-terror police carried out a controlled explosion at a property in the Moss Side area of Manchester , although no arrests were reported by police. Read More »

Manchester attack: Ninth man arrested in connection with concert bombing

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A counter-terrorism force detained the father, Ramadan Abedi, outside his home in the Tripoli suburb on Wednesday, while the bomber's younger brother Hashem Abedi, was arrested on Tuesday. Abedi died in the bombing, which also claimed the lives of at least 22 victims and injured dozens more - many of whom were children. According to intelligence in the U.S., another extremist may have been monitoring the 22-year-old in the case he bailed on the attack. Read More »