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Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's National Security Adviser, Dies at 89

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Brzezinski, an active professor and author well into his 80s, did not support President Donald Trump's election and criticized his foreign policy as vague. Mr Brzezinski, during the early months of 1980, became convinced that negotiations to free the kidnapped Americans were going nowhere. Also in 1978, Brzezinski helped Carter to attain the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty. Read More »

May to raise U.S. terror intelligence leaks with Trump at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

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The New York Times published pictures that appear to show remnants of the attacker's backpack and a suspected trigger device and battery from the bomb. Police said Thursday that a woman arrested in Blackley had been released without charge. "The British police have been very clear they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity - the element of surprise", she said, according to the BBC . Read More »

Kim Jong-un inspects test-fire of anti-aircraft weapon

The North Korean leader was pleased with the test, according to state media, and ordered its mass production. "Without revealing the date and location, Kim watched 'the test of a new-type anti-aircraft guided weapon system" aimed at " detecting and striking different targets flying from any direction ", Russia Today quoted the Korean Central News Agency statement. Read More »

American doctor dies climbing Everest

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According to Sherpa, Kumar and his guide reached the summit at 1.28 pm on Saturday. Yearwood stayed behind after the 2015 quake to help provide medical care for people in the area, according to Patti Cook, administrator at Georgiana Medical Center, where he worked. Read More »

Cornwall braces for torrential rain

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A yellow warning has been put in place, and the Met Office has encouraged Londoners to "be aware" of the serious weather . "The risk of this looks slightly higher across Scotland than across England or Northern Ireland". Lightning strikes are also possible, meaning power could be disrupted. Although Monday will not be as warm or pleasant as the past week, by Wednesday a band of high pressure will build up, bringing back warm and dry weather. Read More »

Rio Ferdinand sends message to Man United fans about Jose Mourinho impact

United have been keen on a move for Griezmann for some time and the France worldwide said prior to the Europa League final that he rated his chances of a move to Old Trafford at "six" out of 10 . Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard provide options for the left flank of a 4-3-3 formation. For Mark, a 19-year-old Manchester fan living in Stockholm, this was no ordinary match. Read More »

Manchester: UK resumes intelligence-sharing after USA leak

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He died in Monday's blast at an Ariana Grande concert. "I want to reassure people that the arrests that we have made are significant, and initial searches of premises have revealed items that we believe are very important to the investigation", Manchester's police chief Ian Hopkins said. Read More »

Ariana Grande Offers to Pay for Funerals of Concert Bombing Victims

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Nearly one week after a suicide bomber killed 22 and wounded dozens more at her Manchester Arena appearance, Ariana Grande has announced she plans to return to Manchester for a benefit concert to raise money for attack victims. In Manchester's St. Ann's Square, where a sea of floral tributes grows by the hour, a crowd sang "Don't Look Back in Anger" - a song by the Manchester band Oasis. Read More »

Those who fear martial law 'living in the past'

Duterte last Tuesday placed all of Mindanao under martial law after local terrorist groups Maute and Abu Sayyaf laid siege to Marawi City . Hundreds of civilians, including children, were sheltering in a military camp in the city as troops helped clear the few remaining people from streets where smoke lingered in the air. Read More »

Oregon clinches spot in the Women's College World Series

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She allowed two runs on five hits, but also came up with five strikeouts, including two of UK's final three batters in a flawless seventh inning to close out the win. The Wildcats are pumped! OR went with Maggie Balint in the circle and Kentucky got out of the top of the first without the Ducks scoring a run. Pac-12 career home-run record-holder Katiyana Mauga drew three intentional walks and walked four times overall, thus not recording an official at bat. Read More »

Kushner sought secret communications with Russia

The Post report, citing anonymous US officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications, said Kislyak told his superiors that Kushner proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for their discussions, apparently to make them more hard to monitor. Read More »

Trump refuses to commit to climate change agreement at G7 summit

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Macron won the French presidency on May 7. "The threat has entered a new stage (as North Korea tests missiles and nuclear weapons) ... there is a danger it can spread like a contagious disease", Abe said . Earlier this week he called Germany "very bad" on trade because of its USA surplus. The G-7 leaders agreed to Trump's stance on trade. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came out of the G7 summit Saturday calling it a success, even though the United States did not commit to the Paris ... Read More »

Trump recaps trip before returning to Washington

His stonewalling on climate change amounted to politically damaging rebuffs for new French president Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel . In a hangar at Naval Air Station Sigonella, which is also on Sicily , Trump was introduced by his wife Melania, who has raised eyebrows during the trip by twice flicking away her husband's hand when he tried to hold hers. Read More »

The "Star Wars" moment that brought Brad Paisley to tears

I thought it would have been more effective, and I still feel this way, though it's just my opinion, that Leia would make it as far as she can, and, right when she is apprehended, maybe even facing death-Ba-boom! "The amusing thing is, between " VII " and 'VIII , ' Finn's now a big deal! ". Read More »

What we have learnt about Trump's foreign policy

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He checked out the Western Wall, Yad Vashem, and the Israel Museum, and he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas . The Israeli government is planning to secede Shufat refugee camp and Kufr Aqab, two all Palestinian neighborhoods separated from the rest of East Jerusalem by a 5-meter high concrete wall, from the Jerusalem municipal boundaries. Read More »

UK PM May's lead narrows after Manchester attack - new polls show

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ICM said support for the Liberal Democrats was at 8 % and the UK Indepdence Party at 5 %. Latest opinion polls in the United Kingdom have shown that British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead of 12 points over the opposition Labour Party has shrunk to only six percent following the Manchester terror attack. Read More »

You were my guy, Trump told Macron, French official says

Trump, on his first overseas trip as USA president, on Thursday met with European Council President Donald Tusk and Juncker, before holding a lunch meeting with Macron. Sources close to the French president said that he will urge the USA president not to take any swift decisions on the global climate change deal, Reuters said in a report. Read More »

Iconic US diplomat Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89

He was also a prime player behind the failed USA mission in 1980 to rescue US hostages held in Iran after the overthrow of the Shah of Iran. He believed Soviet influence would sweep through Iran if United States strength did not prevail in the drama. Read More »

Putin discusses Syria, economic ties with Iran's Rouhani

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Six years into the deadly conflict in Syria , prospects for a comprehensive peace remain bleak as the West and some of its regional allies continue harboring and supporting terrorist groups in the country. The nuclear agreement has been controversial in both the United States and Iran, and it emerged as a top campaign issue in Iran's election. "I would worry about the more confrontational policy of the IRGC in the Persian Gulf. Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent not sure about Manchester United return

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Juventus could be in hot water over Paul Pogba's transfer to Manchester United , with accusations that agent Mino Raiola is a third party, something which could lead to a big fine. "I'll talk with the club and we'll see what to do about the future", Raiola was quoted as saying by The Daily Mail . "It's still soon. These offers have come from a lot of different leagues but he'll stay in Europe". Read More »

Why Won't the FBI Give Congress the Comey Memos?

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According to the story in the Post , it was not until some time later that the bureau learned the information was fake. Comey argued that Clinton was "extremely careless" in how she conducted business as secretary of state using a private email server and several addresses. Read More »

Trump reported to have told confidants USA will leave Paris climate deal

That, they say, explains the confrontational rhetoric despite the administration having yet to define exactly what it plans to do on either of those issues. president is due to return to Washington later on Saturday at the end of a nine-day tour of the Middle East and Europe - his first foreign trip since taking office. Read More »

Trump calls first trip overseas 'home run' as challenges await

Trump himself hailed what he called "a tremendously productive meeting ", saying he had strengthened USA ties with longstanding partners. But Trump may disappoint on a key worldwide issue facing him after the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 meetings: the Paris Agreement. Read More »

Trump's Israel Trip Was 'the Moment' to Announce Embassy Relocation, Lawmaker Says

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And in the heart of Europe, Trump berated NATO allies over their financial commitments and would not explicitly endorse the "one for all, all for one" defense doctrine that has been the cornerstone of trans-Atlantic security for decades. President Donald Trump and Canada's prime minister met on the sidelines of the G-7 summit to discuss economic issues. "East Jerusalem, with its holy sites for Islam and Christianity, is the capital of the Palestinian state and will remain so forever", said ... Read More »

The deal Trump is cooking

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In this great "battle between Good and Evil", Trump's list of "criminal barbarians" includes the Hezbollah and Hamas on the one hand and Isis and Al Qaeda on the other hand. At first, he chose to strengthen the role of Saudi Arabia in the Syrian conflict, then he started the ongoing war in Yemen that has left as many as 17 million Yemenis starving. Read More »

Musical legend Gregg Allman passes away at 69

His longtime manager and friend Michael Lehman was quoted in United States media reports as saying: 'I have lost a dear friend and the world has lost a brilliant pioneer in music. He also taught me how to please an audience with your voice and pour your heart out and never regret. Cher mourned Allman's passing on Twitter . Read More »

Police chief is safe, says a former chief died

The Maute and Abu Sayyaf militant groups have pledged allegiance to Islamic State , also known as ISIS, and have proved fierce opponents for the military as Duterte seeks to crush extremists and prevent radical Islamist ideology from spreading in the Philippines . Read More »

United Kingdom terror threat level reduced - but attack remains 'highly likely'

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They also said they had released a woman without charge after she was arrested in Blackley. The BBC said Manchester Police hoped to resume normal intelligence relationships soon but is now furious. Officials at six U.S. intelligence and defense agencies, all speaking on the condition of anonymity, said they have seen no other change in intelligence-sharing with Britain and do not expect to see any. Read More »

Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike ends after marathon negotiations

Palestinian Prisoners Club chief Qaddura Fares said an agreement had been reached between the strikers and Israeli authorities on improving their conditions . Though the Palestinian Authority backed the strike, the prisoners' demonstration put Abbas in an awkward position among Palestinians, many of whom believed that his government didn't do enough to support the strike. Read More »

Two Malaysian militants killed in Mindanao battle

Female Daesh terrorists are fighting against Philippine army that is now using its air force to target Daesh terrorists. The Philippines government said foreign fighters (including Malaysians and Indonesians) have joined an Islamic State-linked militant group occupying a southern Philippine city. Read More »

Jared Kushner wanted a 'secret channel' to Russian Federation

The Washington Post is reporting that the FBI is investigating meetings that Trump's son-in-law, Kushner, had in December 2016, with Russian officials. "We have asked [REUTERS ] for the dates of such alleged calls so we may look into it and respond, but we have not received such information". The communications channel was never set up, the people said. Read More »

Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS

The fall of the city would, in effect, mark the end of the Iraqi half of the "caliphate" declared almost three years ago by Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which also covers parts of Syria . "The joint forces have begun liberating the remaining districts", an Iraqi military statement said, Reuters reported. In February, Iraqi forces closely backed by the USA -led coalition launched the operation for western Mosul , initially planning to clear it of ISIS fighters south-to-north. Read More »

Indian army: 4 suspected rebels killed in disputed Kashmir

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Police said the fighting was ongoing with at least one fighter holed up in a house. Asking New Delhi to take lessons from today's killings including that of top militant commander Sabzar Bhat , AIP Supremo and MLA Langate, Er. Kashmir, a Muslim-majority Himalayan region, is held by India and Pakistan in parts and claimed by both in full. According to the officials, there was a tipoff about terrorists hiding in the village. Read More »