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British police stop sharing Manchester attack info with the United States after leaks

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A suicide bomber blew himself Monday night during Grande's concert at Manchester Arena concert hall killing 22 people and injuring over 110 others. star Ariana Grande was performing on Monday night. A man is arrested in Withington, a suburb of south Manchester . British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to express her country's concerns about the matter to President Donald Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting on Thursday in Belgium, according to multiple ... Read More »

Trump shoves fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leader aside on his first summit

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump was "100 percent" committed to collective defence. "2 percent is the bare minimum for confronting today's very real and very viscous threats", Trump said. European Council President Donald Tusk admitted on Thursday that the bloc is still at odds with the United States over issues like climate, trade and Russian Federation. Read More »

Donald Trump Meets King Salman of Saudi Arabia

A White House statement on Trump's meeting with Abbas said he told the U.S. leader he was "ready to begin negotiating immediately". "I think the fact that he was the first sitting US president to go to the Western Wall is meaningful", Beigelman said. Read More »

Trump Vows to 'Get to the Bottom' of the Leaks

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The breaches could undermine the extremely close intelligence sharing between the United States and Britain. The leaks from the intelligence community to the news media have plagued the Trump administration, but until this week the revelations were aimed nearly exclusively at damaging the president. Read More »

Trump takes a key step toward crushing ISIS

The YPG statement added that the dam is a Syrian national institutional that will serve all areas of the country. His administration is arming Syrian Kurdish fighters as part of an effort to recapture the Syrian city of Raqqa , the Islamic State group's self-declared capital. Read More »

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning (29) has been released from U.S. prison

Formerly known as Bradley Manning, the United States soldier and intelligence analyst was imprisoned after leaking diplomatic and military documents to Wikileaks in 2010. That Manning will speak out publicly upon her release seems a given. Her lawyer claims she had been abused while at Fort Leavenworth. Manning also provided Wikileaks with detailed records about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq , and with files detailing the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Read More »

Trump's trip to Israel may set new tone in Middle East

Considered one of the holiest sites in Judaism, the Western Wall is in Jerusalem's Old City, however the United States does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. During his visit, Trump notably avoided all of the thorny issues that have stymied peace efforts for decades. Trump's close dealings with the Saudi and Israeli governments also signified American uniting against Iranian influence in the region. Read More »

It Sure Looks Like the Pope Threw Some Shade at Donald Trump

Ivanka dressed similarly, wearing a more voluminous sheer veil. The pope's interpreter could be heard translating a comment by the pope to the Slovenian-born First Lady: "What do you give him to eat?" She spent time in front of a statue of the Madonna at the Vatican's children's hospital and laid flowers at its feet. Read More »

Iran Accuses US of 'Iranophobia,' Arming 'Terrorists' Like Saudi Arabia

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He added that "until the Iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace, all nations of conscience must work together to isolate it, deny it funding for terrorism ". Trump had already elevated Tehran's ire by speaking from Saudi Arabia, Iran's regional archrival across the great Shia-Sunni divide. But conservative hard-liners, who also made their presence felt in the election, seem certain to step up their opposition, casting a shadow over the moderately conservative president's ... Read More »

Trump son-in-law sought secret line to Moscow

Neither the meeting nor the communications of Americans involved were under US surveillance, officials said . The White House did not respond to a Reuters request for comment. But the new information about the two calls sheds light on when and why Mr Kushner first attracted Federal Bureau of Investigation attention, and show that his contacts with Russian envoy Sergei Kislyak were more extensive than the White House has acknowledged. Read More »

Philippines says its ready to hold talks with the Maute group

The statement was critical of martial law imposed across all of Mindanao and said military solutions to the problems had repeatedly failed. At least 44 people have died, including 31 militants and 11 soldiers. "We desire to free Marawi City of those evil forces and make way for a peaceful Ramadan", Padilla said. "We have to finish this". He said Malaysians, Indonesians, Singaporeans and "other foreign militants" were fighting in Marawi , one of the biggest Muslim cities in the mainly ... Read More »

Medicaid expansion, reversed by House, is back on table in Senate

A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., declined to say whether McConnell uses the exchange. Just days ago, a group of mostly male lawmakers celebrated the House passage of the American Health Care Act , a bill that was passed overnight, without independent analysis and without input from the countless constituents this legislation will affect. Read More »

Trump Splits From His Cabinet On 'Madman' Kim Jong-Un's Mental Health

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Trump also requested Duterte to help convince China to rein in Kim. On May 2, the day after Trump told Bloomberg he would be "honoured" to meet the supreme leader of the reclusive state, the U.S. Trump earlier displayed unusual sympathy for Kim and his "tough" role as a young dictator, adding he would be "honored" to meet him. "I hope the answer is a positive one, not a negative one", Trump told a reporter. Read More »

NY Times rips Trump over 'embarrassing' North Atlantic Treaty Organisation speech

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Trump irritated European Union leaders during his election campaign a year ago by hailing Brexit and suggesting other countries might follow Britain out of the 28-nation bloc. Finally, as aghast fellow leaders whispered amongst themselves, Trump blasted them for owing "massive amounts of money", leaving allies back in the uncertain space they were previous year. Read More »

Trump wants peace through engagement with North Korea: South Korean envoy

A former human rights lawyer, he has made known his desire to improve relations with both North Korea and China, while insisting that the alliance with the United States will remain the anchor of Seoul's diplomacy and security. 'This is the desire of our two peoples but also our governments, ' Wang added. "Currently, (the South Korean military) is unable to have real-time access to the detection data of the THAAD radar because the system to share real-time data with the USFK is still ... Read More »

Trump's son-in-law 'discussed setting up secret line with Moscow'

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The Post reported earlier that investigators are focusing on meetings he held in December with Moscow's ambassador and the head of a Russian bank that has been under USA sanctions since 2014. Michael Flynn , Trump's first national security adviser, was also in the meeting, which occurred on December 1 or December 2. But President Trump has described the Russian Federation investigations as "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history". Read More »

G-7 leaders give US more time on climate deal

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However, Merkel said the climate debate could not yield similar results as six governments agreed to endorse the Paris Agreement but Trump tweeted that he will decide next week. "In the end we convinced them to include the fight against protectionism in the final communique , so that was a step forward", said one European diplomat, who declined to be named. Read More »

British police find suspicious items in investigation into Manchester attack

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Abedi, whose sister said he "wanted revenge" for Western military strikes in the Middle East, was a "former subject of interest" to MI5, a Whitehall source confirmed. Mr Rowley said: "We greatly value the crucial relationship with our trusted partners around the world so we can collaborate and share sensitive information to defeat terrorism and protect the public at home and overseas". Read More »

Trump meets European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in Brussels

Currently, only five of NATO's 28 members - the United States, United Kingdom, Poland, Estonia, and Greece - meet the alliance's benchmark of spending 2 percent of GDP on defense. Other meetings over the two days will include discussions of global economy and climate, a meeting with small African nations - Trump will be seated between the leaders of Niger and Tunisia - and migration issues. Read More »

Trump returns home after overseas trip

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Trump ended his nine-day trip with a speech to US troops in Sicily, where he recounted his visits to Saudi Arabia , Israel , Belgium and Italy and his work to counter terrorism . Throughout Saturday's speech, the president recounted the highlights from his nine-day trip, which began with meeting Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia a week ago, a trip to see Pope Francis at the Vatican and concluded at the G7 Summit on Saturday. Read More »

Brazilians urge President Temer to step down

In the recordings, Temer reportedly endorsed the bribing of former Chamber of Deputies speaker Eduardo Cunha in exchange for Cunha's silence. A conviction would permanently remove him from office. The Eurasia risk consultancy said the new allegation threatens Temer. Temer contended the recording was "altered and doctored", and that the country needs him to stay on to usher Brazil though economic reforms. Read More »

White House Thrilled with Foreign Trip: Donald Trump 'At His Best'

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Both sides will face tough decisions. "'The very first big issue that President Trump is dealing with overseas is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict". The White House had hoped to use Mr Trump's trip as a moment to reset. The Palestinian Authority spends about $300 million a year on rewards for imprisoned, released and deceased Palestinians who carry out acts of violence against Israelis and others. Read More »

Trump Fail to Stand Behind Article 5 at NATO Summit

On Friday, the Washington Post reported that Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner spoke with Russia's ambassador to the US about setting up secret communications with Moscow. The media declared Macron victor of the contest because Trump was the first to withdraw. A different kind of hand-clasping - or lack thereof - also sparked chatter during the trip. Read More »

Paul Pogba Dedicates Europa League Win to Manchester Following Attack

Judgement was reserved until the final game of his maiden campaign, but in guiding his club to Europa League glory Jose Mourinho has restored the winning feeling at Manchester United . "These things are bad all over the world, in London and in Paris". In defender Matthijs de Ligt, they had the youngest player to feature in one at 17 years and 285 days. Read More »

'Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Russia'

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Donald Trump's influential son- in-law Jared Kushner allegedly wanted to have a secret and secure communications channel with the Russians weeks after the USA presidential polls, according to media reports today. Reuters meanwhile, citing seven unnamed current and former usa officials, reported on Friday that Kushner had at least three contacts with the Russian ambassador that he did not previously disclose, including some during the campaign. Read More »

Guardiola: I've not delivered the goods at Manchester City

They could yet finish third, although a poor finish could see them miss out on the Champions League . Nine years here is incredible and to replace that you need someone to stay here nine years. Yet Guardiola is not ending the season on a low, saying the season has gone exactly as he hoped - based on the side's style of play. Meanwhile, Man City and Manchester United will face off in a friendly in Houston, Texas, in July in the first Manchester Derby on foreign soil, the two clubs ... Read More »

Joe Ledley sends message to Aaron Ramsey on Twitter

Diego Costa's late equaliser was a hammer-blow, but Arsenal responded, when Olivier Giroud , just off the bench, brilliantly set up Aaron Ramsey for a diving header to win the trophy. I'm happy for the manager. "I believe that I just want to do well for this club and, apart from that, I think after, it's down to the board members". Read More »

Trudeau and Trump to talk NAFTA in brief G7 chat

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Other G-7 nations leaned heavily on Trump to stay in the deal, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying "we put forward very many arguments". In Trump's speech at the NATO summit in Brussels, he did briefly mention the "the commitments that bind us together as one", but he didn't give NATO what it wanted: an explicit endorsement of Article 5 , which says that when invoked, NATO allies must aid a fellow ally under attack. Read More »

OPEC extends oil output cut by nine months

Making the long oil trade all the more hard is that high US oil inventories mute the impact of output reductions by OPEC and other countries, indicating that oil bulls need to focus on other factors. However, the oil price fell almost 4 per cent after last week's meeting to $51.30 for a barrel of Brent crude, the worldwide benchmark. Producers are confident of this plan bringing down crude oil stocks to their five-year average of 2.7 billion barrels but oil investors had hoped ... Read More »