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Chaffetz, Comey to speak Monday

But the 50-year-old Utah Republican said this week that he's stepping aside from Congress next month during the prime of his career and just as his committee was poised to investigate President Donald Trump's firing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Read More »

Concert bomber spotted buying backpack days before attack

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he's asking the Department of Justice to investigate alleged leaks from U.S. officials of information about the recent terrorist attack in Manchester, England. Because the Trump administration can't hold water, not only has the president had to come out and denounce reported leaks coming from someone in the White House, but police in Manchester, England, are no longer sharing details of their investigation into the most recent terrorist attacks with ... Read More »

Seventh arrest over Manchester Arena bombing made in Nuneaton

Two men were arrested by police in Greater Manchester overnight on Thursday, bringing the number in United Kingdom custody to eight. Theresa May said she will tell Donald Trump that intelligence shared with the U.S. The president criticised the leaks and vowed to investigate. "So after that, he told us, "Having internet, I see the attack in Manchester and I knew that's my brother". Read More »

Manchester police conduct explosion in terror probe

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Investigators are trying to find whether Abedi knew several Manchester-based jihadis, including Libyan man Abdalraouf Abdallah, who was jailed in the United Kingdom for terror offenses, and Raphael Hostey, an IS recruiter killed in Syria. The National Police Chiefs' Council said the leaks undermines the investigation into the terror attack. We made an arrest in Wigan yesterday in connection with the investigation into the horrific incident at Manchester Arena. Read More »

Donald Trump 'looks to contain damage' from latest Jared Kushner Russia revelations

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The FBI is looking at meetings that Kushner fielded with Kislyak and Russian banking executive Sergey Gorkov in December as part of the law enforcement investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. The proposal was never acted upon, according to the Washington Post that first reported the story, but the actions of Mr Kusher are coming under increasing scrutiny as part of the FBI investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in last year's Presidential ... Read More »

France's Macron urges Trump to stay in Paris pact

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According to the communique , the U.S.is "in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement and thus is not in a position to join the consensus". "His views are evolving, he came here to learn", Mr Cohn said . President Trump has told multiple people, including EPA head Scott Pruitt, that he intends to pull the US out of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change , according to a new Axios report based on information from three anonymous ... Read More »

Reports swirling about Kushner and back channel with Russia

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The Washington Post said the secret communications proposal was made December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower in NY, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by United States officials. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from matters related to the Russia investigation after it was revealed that he had failed to disclose his own meetings with Kislyak when asked during congressional testimony about any contact with Russians. Read More »

Trump's son-in-law sought Russian help to skirt U.S. intelligence

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Kislyak was reportedly "taken aback" by the idea of letting an American use Russian communications gear at one of its facilities because it could create a security risk for both Moscow and Trump's team. Stuart Rothenberg, a political analyst based in Washington , said the revelations showed no signs of slowing, particularly with the recent appointment of Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, to oversee the justice department's Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Damascus denies using crematorium in Syrian prison

Stuart Jones , acting assistant secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, showed journalists a series of aerial photographs he said indicted the presence of a crematorium at the Sednaya military prison on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, Reuters reports . Read More »

Syria, Russia slam U.S.-led attack on pro-Assad forces

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Pro-government forces in Syria were advancing on the position of the coalition under the control of the Iranians, believed in the Pentagon. The U.S. BuzzFeed News is the first to have reported U.S. confirmation that it launched these new strikes. That is likely to be opposed by the United States and its allies, who back rebels fighting Isis in the same area. Read More »

Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

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In March, the White House said Kushner and Flynn had met Kislyak at Trump Tower in December to establish "a line of communication". Pressed repeatedly on the matter during a news conference on Saturday that was kept off camera at the White House's insistence, McMaster also said he was not "involved with or have any knowledge of" any attempt on Kushner's part to set up backchannel communications with Moscow. Read More »

Trump says Netanyahu, Abbas assured him they are ready for peace

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Since it is located in East Jerusalem , which is occupied by Israel but regarded as Palestinians as the future capital of their state , successive us presidents avoided visiting the wall. Obama was predictable. Trump is not. Trump had just visited Israel and the Palestinian areas. In a country where symbolism is so important, Trump made a number of important gestures that left Israelis elated, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . Read More »

Manchester attack: UK reduces terror threat level to 'severe'

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May said the " significant activity " by police since Monday's suicide bombing led to the reduction in the terrorism threat level, according to Reuters . Police lifted the cordon shortly before 12.30pm and residents were allowed back into the area. The threat assessment has now been returned to the level it was at prior to the Manchester attack. Read More »

A White House press release hopes for 'peach' between Palestine and Israel

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The new page in the chapter on American influence in the Middle East was deeply appreciated, in particular, by the President of Israel , President Rivlin. Trump made the short trip from from Jerusalem to Bethlehem and passed a billboard which read the "The city of peace welcomes the man of peace." the billboard had photos of Abbas and Trump. Read More »

Manchester bomber 'part of terror network'

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Rouse said many of those hospitalized had serious wounds that would require "very long term care and support in terms of their recovery". The attack was the deadliest in Britain since 2005, when 56 people were killed in an attack on the London transport system. Read More »

Ariana Grande will return to Manchester after terrorist attack

His friend, also of Libyan descent, died after being stabbed by British youths in Manchester in May 2016, the source said on condition of anonymity. Grande said after the attack that she was heartbroken. In the photos released by Greater Manchester Police , a mustachioed Abedi is wearing a brown hat, jeans, glasses and a black Hollister vest. Read More »

Tillerson: Trump put 'pressure' on Netanyahu and Abbas to revive negotiations

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The Palestinian Popular Resistance Committees organized a rally in Rafah city in the southern besieged coastal enclave Monday evening protesting Trump's remarks. He has since said the move is still being looked at. "As you have witnessed during your historic visit of holy sites in occupied East Jerusalem , and today in Bethlehem, the conflict is not between religions, for respecting religions and prophets is an integral part of our religion and faith". Read More »

Most wanted Philippine militant Hapilon often evasive

Duterte cut short a visit to Russian Federation and placed the southern island of Mindanao under martial rule on Tuesday after a fierce bout of fighting erupted during a raid by security forces at a hideout of Islamic State-linked militants. Read More »

Jakarta blasts: Attackers linked to IS, police say

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The suicide bombings in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta , which killed five and injured 10 others on Wednesday night (24/05), show that the threat of revenge attacks against the police becomes real, says watchdog Indonesia Police Watch, or IPW. Read More »

Texas House Declines To Negotiate With Senate On Its Proposed 'Bathroom' Compromise

Patrick delivered his response later Friday, telling reporters that Straus was misusing his power by thwarting a policy wanted by Republicans and most Texans - all but guaranteeing a special session after the regular session ends Monday. Straus said it is "absurd" how much time lawmakers have spent prioritizing efforts to pass a North Carolina-style law. "If we're going to lower premiums, we have to give consumers flexibility to be able to purchase more affordable plans", the Texas senator ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard Commencent Speech Reveals What He Cares About Most

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He even appeared to tear up a little bit at the end while telling the story of an undocumented immigrant he met with dreams of someday going to college. He said he wanted graduates not to be afraid to tackle audacious projects in the same way past generations built the Hoover Dam, put a man on the moon, and immunized children against polio. Read More »

White House is 'not going to comment on Jared' Kushner

Mr. Kushner allegedly proposed establishing a secure, secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin during a December 2016 meeting with Mr. Reports say investigators believe he has relevant information, but he is not necessarily suspected of a crime. In response to repeated questions from reporters, Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn said, "We're not going to comment on Jared". Read More »

Tories criticise Jeremy Corbyn's record on terror laws

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THE TORIES cancelled their re-election campaign yesterday soon after it was revealed their opinion poll lead has shrunk to five points. "We've seen it in America in the Twin Towers attack, we've seen it in Sweden and Belgium who haven't take the same foreign policies decisions as us". Read More »

Trump condemns 'evil losers' for Manchester attack

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Trump also spoke out about the attack later that day while visiting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Israel Museum . "I have come to this sacred and ancient land to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between the United States and the State of Israel ", Trump declared at the welcome ceremony, where he was greeted by Israel's leaders, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin. Read More »

Twitter introduces Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flag emoji

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For Rodney Carter, chief executive officer of the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, the referendum did not in itself did not lead to immediate tangible change. "If they do want to be recognised, they need to advise on how they want to be so". In an interview, Mr. Thomas said the flag expressed both the future of the Aboriginal people and their past. Read More »

Under martial law, Duterte tells troops 'you can arrest any person'

Their condition is unknown. At least 44 people have died in the fighting, including 31 militants and 11 soldiers. The gunmen went on a rampage through Marawi , even though most of its 200,000 residents are Muslim, flying black IS flags partly to distract the troops but also to provide powerful propaganda images to highlight their cause. Read More »

South Korea's Park Pleads Not Guilty in First Hearing

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Appearing in public for the first time in about 50 days, Park betrayed little emotion as she stepped out of her vehicle and entered the Seoul Central District Court at around 9 a.m. "There were no monetary gains she could have had personally from the establishment of the two foundations, as no individuals could freely take funds from the foundations", said Yoo, referring to two sporting foundations formed to support Park's policies. Read More »

Trump And The Mideast: Looking At The Bigger Picture

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For some this is encouraging, for others it is alarming, but the more important question is not why Trump is doing it, but whether it actually matters. The situation in the Gaza Strip would be even more freakish since it would be a prison-like enclave with its borders, coast, and external relations totally under the thumb of the Israeli government. Read More »