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Donald Trump Clashes With World Leaders at G7 Summit


Trump made the claim in a tweet message on Friday after landing in the Italian city for a summit of Group of Seven industrialized nations, known as G-7, describing his trip as "very successful", without elaborating. Trump now arrives in Sicily for the final leg of a nine-day, five-stop marathon, a G-7 economic meeting. The differences are well-known: climate change , trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies off its consensus game, with ... Read More »

Now someone in the administration is leaking British secrets


The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for Monday's bombing, which targeted an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Pictures published by the New York Times included remains of the bomb and of the rucksack carried by the suicide bomber, and showed blood-stains amid the wreckage. Read More »

Iraq to investigate human rights violations in Mosul

An additional 36 civilians remain unaccounted for, it said . The U.S. military says 352 civilians have been killed in airstrikes by the coalition since the air war against the Islamic State was launched in August 2014 - still far fewer than independent monitor Airwars' estimate of 3,294. Read More »

John Brennan: Russia Interfered In US Election Process

The former CIA chief also told the House intelligence committee that he had become so concerned about Russian interference - and contacts between Americans "involved" with the Trump campaign and the Russians - that he convened a group of officials from the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency in late July to focus exclusively on the issue. Read More »

US plans test of defence system to shoot down an ICBM


The US has a variety of missile systems at its disposal, but the one designed with a potential North Korean ICBM in mind is perhaps the most technologically challenging. The target will be a custom-made missile resembling an ICBM, fired from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. "Testing against an ICBM-type threat is the next step in that process". Read More »

Philippine forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

The exodus of thousands of residents has continued amid continuing gun battles between Government forces and Muslim militants occupying several buildings and houses in the city where they hoisted IS style black flags. Ano also said foreign fighters were believed to be inside, but he was more cautious. "I will fight every day until this (crisis) is resolved", Duterte said in Iligan, adding that the country is facing a "formidable enemy". Read More »

Trump & Emmanuel Macron Handshake Memes Are Alpha Male Magic


Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch offered an example when, as the President introduced him to the world as his nominee to the high court, Trump vigorously yanked on his arm. WASHINGTON (AP) - It seems President Donald Trump is siding with the victor of this month's French election, at least now that he's won. The ensuing handshake proved to be quite a spectacle, with the American demonstrating his signature energetic manoeuvrings, and seeming reluctant to let go. Read More »

US backs call for fight against protectionism in G7 communique


The six-page final communique from the summit says six of the leaders, including Canada, agreed to stand by their commitment to implement the Paris Agreement . Tusk said on Friday he was less "optimistic" and "sentimental" on Russia than Trump, who urged better ties with Moscow during his election campaign and whose presidency has been clouded by investigations into his campaign's contacts with Russian officials. Read More »

Theresa May to Confront Trump on Manchester Investigation Leaks

The arrests came after detectives carried out a controlled explosion as they searched a property in the Moss Side area of Manchester in the early hours of Thursday. British media have reported that one of the eight people under arrest is Abedi's brother but police have not confirmed that. British and French officials said earlier Wednesday that Abedi probably had accomplices and had links to the Islamic State terrorist organization. Read More »

United Kingdom resumes intelligence sharing with US

Meanwhile, further details about the scale of a wider terror threat emerged as figures indicated as many as 23,000 people have appeared on the radar of counter-terror agencies. "The prime minister raised the issue of the intelligence leaks with the president while they were waiting for the family photograph to be taken", May's spokesman said. Read More »

US First Lady Melania Trump is Catholic, spokeswoman confirms

Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump , son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner , daughter Ivanka Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , presented the pope a first-edition collection of Martin Luther King's writings. When greeting the first lady, Pope Francis asked , "What are you feeding him, potica? ". Upon completing their meeting , the Pope gave the President a medal featuring an olive branch , a symbol of peace, among other gifts. Read More »

Devout Catholic Sean Spicer Excluded From Trump's Vatican Trip


Her attire during the two-day visit hewed to the protocol for high-level female visitors: modest dress, longer sleeves, higher necklines, trousers and long dresses. Trump, who has threatened to ignore the Paris accords on emissions and described global warming as a hoax, vowed to read them. Now, the two leaders haven't had the best relationship in the past. Read More »

Watch Trump shove the prime minister of Montenegro out of the way


NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith is on the trip and filed this story from a plane on the way to the next stop. When Trump tried to lighten the mood with a joke about NATO's gleaming new home base - "I never asked once what the new NATO Headquarters cost" - there was no laughter from his counterparts. Read More »

Conservatives U-turn over cap on social care costs

However, she said plans to make all those with assets of more than £100,000 pay for social care in their own homes if they need it would stay in place. This means that people will always be left with £100,000 of assets to pass on to family. On the worst day so far of her campaign for re-election to Downing Street, the Prime Minister performed a U-turn on one of her key policies, a tax on care for the elderly, after it provoked a widespread backlash. Read More »

G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks - French source


Trump was warmly welcomed in the Middle East, but in Europe he's faced a far cooler reception. But Trump also showed signs Friday that, true to form, he might be willing to deal. The president is not expected to make a final decision on the accord until after he returns home. Cohn had suggested on Thursday that Trump might consider such a move. Read More »

Hands-on diplomacy: Awkward moments on Trump's foreign trip


The report , citing unnamed sources, did not provide further details on the alleged deliberations. "The thing they have in common is a major responsibility to govern..." Trump clashed with Pope Francis during the campaign, but expressed his deep appreciation for the papal audience he received. Read More »

G-7 source: U.S. gets more time for climate pact answer

Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said during the signing of the anti-terror declaration that it was "a strong message of friendship, closeness and solidarity with Great Britain". "Italian Prime Minister Gentiloni said this declaration is also a strong message of solidarity to the United Kingdom after the Manchester attack". Trump has yet to act on his campaign threat to ditch the Paris accord , having said he would listen to what USA partners have to say before making a decision on how ... Read More »

American arms deal with Saudis is under fire in Israel


President Abbas also offered his condolences to the "British Prime Minister and the British people". "Our fundamental problem is with the occupation and settlements and failure of Israel to recognize the state of Palestine in the same way we recognize, which undermines the realization of a two-state solution. Read More »

Warriors favoured over LeBron and Cavaliers in the Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 43.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. It will be James' seventh straight trip to The Finals and eighth overall. "I'm going to be honest, I'm not in the right mind to even talk about Golden State", said James. "It's too stressful, and I'm not stressed right now". Read More »

Charles Krauthammer: Middle East Peace Starts In Saudi Arabia


As regards reigniting peace talks, this is just the beginning and the United States administration is finding its feet. "I also firmly believe that if Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it will begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East, and that would be an awesome accomplishment", the US President said on the last day of his Middle East visit . Read More »

Stoltenberg: NATO to become part of US-led coalition against Daesh


They introduced Trump to European Parliament President Tajani, and Foreign Affairs chief Federica Mogherini. The NATO mission of Montenegro , which is joining the Western military alliance against stiff opposition from Russian Federation, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Read More »

Kabul set to host Pakistan for two Twenty20 friendlies


The 83-year-old, who was speaking at a press conference alongside Afghan Cricket Board chairman Atif Mashal, revealed that the short friendly series between the two sides could be played in Afghanistan, Pakistan or Sharjah. "Relation with Pakistan doesn't mean we don't have relation with India". He added that Pakistan A and Under-19 teams will also play against Afghanistan in friendly series. Read More »

A look at the G-7 leaders meeting with Trump in Sicily


Trump is set to engage in discussions about the global economy and climate. On trade, Trump's America First mantra will nearly certainly cause friction between Canada and other G7 members who are keen to support new trade agreements. But this was before the election of Donald Trump and his campaign slogan of "America First". French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Trump at length about the climate deal during a meeting Thursday in Brussels. Read More »

Babri Masjid Case: Shiv Sena Leader Satish Pradhan Gets Bail


The court had fixed Friday for framing of charges in compliance of the Supreme Court's April 19, 2017 order, but lawyers representing the aforesaid accused persons - Vimal Kuamr Srivastava and Manish Tripathi - moved an application for exemption from their personal appearance. Read More »

Civilians wave white flags as Philippines forces hit militants in siege city

The exodus of thousands of residents has co. The military has instead urged residents to remain calm and keep themselves safe but at the same asked for their cooperation and "provide information on enemy location and their movements". Security analysts say Hapilon has been trying to unite militant groups that have professed allegiance to Daesh. The goal of Tuesday's raid was to capture Isnilon Hapilon, a leader of the Abu Sayyaf group which is notorious for piracy and for kidnapping and ... Read More »

UN Security Council condemns N. Korea's missile test


North Korean propaganda must be considered with wariness — Pyongyang has threatened for decades to reduce Seoul to a "sea of fire", for instance — but Monday's claim, if confirmed, would mark another big advance toward the North's goal of fielding a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the US mainland. Read More »

Trump in Italy for second day of G-7 meetings

At the close of Friday's talks, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said six of the G-7 nations - Italy , Britain, France , Germany , Canada and Japan - confirmed "our commitment and our determination" to the Paris agreement. Mr. Trudeau and the other leaders are concerned that the US president might promote a protectionist agenda. Addressing a joint press conference on the sidelines of the summit at Taormina City in Italy , the EU President Donald Tusk and European ... Read More »

S Korea's new Prez sworn in, to work for peace


Addressing the nation after taking the oath of office on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed to eventually move out of the Blue House, where every modern South Korean president has lived and worked since the end of World War II. Read More »

2 more arrested in Manchester bombing attack


Eight people have been arrested in the United Kingdom by police investigating Monday night's suicide bombing, in which Salman Abedi killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert. In White House statement, he said: "The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling". Home Secretary Amber Rudd said 984 military personnel were being deployed around the country, which the Metropolitan Police said had freed up 1,000 armed officers to carry out patrols. Read More »

Eden Hazard eyes Wembley springboard to another Chelsea glory season

Antonio Conte says he and the Chelsea hierarchy are in full agreement over the need to strengthen the squad during the summer. "They won a lot of trophies, now it's like a new generation". It is wrong that in modern society it is not a question of whether a decision is right but whether it is popular. He is pleased with his silverware haul, but is keen to win with the same regularity as Terry, who would claim a 16th and final major trophy of his Chelsea career with victory at ... Read More »