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Kushner sought secret back channel with Russia

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The person wasn't authorized to publicly discuss private policy deliberations and spoke on condition of anonymity. Kushner, 36, suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States to protect such a channel from monitoring, The Post said, quoting USA officials briefed on intelligence reports. Read More »

Manchester attack: Ariana Grande plans benefit gig

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Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley , Britain's top counter-terrorism police officer, said authorities have dismantled a "large part" of the network around Abedi, who killed 22 people and wounded dozens by setting off his bomb as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert Monday in Manchester . Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation declines to provide requested materials to House Oversight

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Mr Kushner, a key White House adviser, had meetings late previous year with Russia's ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov. The controversy has engulfed Trump's administration since he fired Comey on May 10. The FBI's assistant director for congressional affairs, Gregory Brower, in a letter to Republican committee chairman Jason Chaffetz on Thursday said that the investigative agency can not hand the memos to the Congress until it consults all its prospects ... Read More »

British police release photo of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi

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Police issued a strongly worded statement late on Wednesday after the New York Times published photographs of the crime scene where a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert. Abedi had also been banned from his local mosque and been placed on a "watch list" by authorities after his extremist views emerged, The Independent reported . Read More »

Top Trump advisers dodge questions about Kushner's Russian Federation contacts

The Russian envoy, Sergey Kislyak , ambassador to the United States, told his superiors that he was "taken aback" by Kushner's suggestion, the newspaper said. As he mulls outside reinforcements to his operation, Trump returned late Saturday from his nine-day journey to a White House seemingly in crisis mode, with a barrage of reports hitting close to the Oval Office and involving Jared Kushner , his son-in-law and influential adviser. Read More »

Philippines president jokes about sexual assault in speech to soldiers

Two more soldiers died, bringing the total of those killed in action to 13. It was not immediately clear whether civilians were among the dead. If you rape three (women), I will say that I did it. According to local officials, only around 10 percent of Marawi City's 200,000 residents remain in the conflict zone. The black flags of the Islamic State group were planted atop buildings and flown from commandeered vehicles, including a government ambulance and an armored auto, said Mamintal ... Read More »

Modi greets nation on Ramzan, prays for peace and harmony

Muslims in the United States will work side by side with the fellow men to double the happiness of Holy month Ramadan. The statement starkly contrasted with one issued by President Donald Trump . efforts to engage with the Muslim world. The White House also traditionally hosts annual Christmas and Easter events as well as a Seder dinner to mark the Jewish Passover. Read More »

United Kingdom police arrest fifth person in connection with Manchester attack

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The woman was arrested after armed police raided a block of flats in the north of Manchester , Sky News reported on Wednesday. Police swoop on a man near to Wigan town centre. The public were warned to stay away from the area, while Wigan Infirmary issued a plea for people to try to avoid its A&E department while the incident was ongoing. Read More »

Back home after foreign trip, Trump faces slew of challenges

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But they did not dismiss the idea that the administration would go outside normal U.S. government and diplomatic channels for communications with other countries. The Senate Intelligence Committee has "asked President Trump's political organization to gather and produce all Russia-related documents, emails and phone records going back to his campaign's launch in June 2015", The Post reported. Read More »

Trump not swayed by G7 leaders on Paris climate deal

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In his final address to the G7 meeting, French President Emmanuel Macron struck a more positive note, saying of the US" final decision on the Paris accord , "My hope is that the (US) fully remain in the Paris agreement. But despite the president's rhetoric, the Trump administration has emphasized that the USA would not pull back from the world stage. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was more downbeat, calling the G-7 climate talks "very hard, if not to say, very unsatisfactory". Read More »

Jerusalem, Vatican in talks on pope visit to Israel

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He also changed his Twitter banner to feature a photograph of himself sitting across from Bergoglio during the 30-minute meeting. She replied, " Potizza ", a Slovenian baked treat prepared with leavened dough and can be eaten with various types of filling. Read More »

The Upcoming Meeting Between Trump And Erdo an Will Probably Be Tense

So the USA can make some concessions to ease Turkey's concerns: promising that it has no intention of recognizing a sovereign Kurdish state, for example, or that it will cut off the arms flows if there is strong evidence weapons are flowing across the border to Turkish Kurds, or that Turkish forces can remain in control of the city of al Bab, west of Raqqa, which they conquered in February. Read More »

United Kingdom police stop sharing info

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Abedi's brother has confessed to a Libyan militia that the two of them belonged to Islamic State . Britain on Saturday lowered the terror threat level from critical - its highest level - to severe, but British Prime Minister Theresa May said the country should remain "vigilant". Read More »

Arsene Wenger reveals when a decision will be made on his future

When Alexis S·nchez put the ball in the net after four minutes, it was initially disallowed when Aaron Ramsey was adjudged to be interfering with play while offside. " Next season , for sure, we must pay great attention, great attention to understand that we have to improve and in the number in the squad and also in the quality", he said. Read More »

James Comey to testify in public session

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The person may be cooperating or have information of use to investigators. James Comey , the former FBI director whose firing by U.S. President Donald Trump last week triggered an uproar, will testify about his experiences with Trump and the FBI's investigation into Russia-Trump ties, lawmakers said on May 19. Read More »

Trump tests waters for achieving Middle East peace

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting at the presidential headquarters in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on May 23, 2017. The White House also referred to Abbas as president of "Palestine" in a schedule, despite the fact that the USA does not recognise a Palestinian state. Read More »

Indian man goes missing after successfully climbing Mount Everest

He was above the 8,000m mark - known as the mountain's "death zone" - when he died, an area that also claimed the life of American climber Roland Yearwood . Mr Marchetti was one of three climbers who died on Everest on Sunday in three separate incidents. The Alabama mountaineer was returning to Everest after surviving the 2015 natural disaster triggered by a devastating 7.8 magnitude quake which killed 9,000 Nepalese people, according to Nepal tourism officials and his trekking company. Read More »

Police arrest man in connection with Manchester blast

The Arndale Centre is a short walk from the Manchester Arena , the scene of the attack which killed 22 people on Monday night (local time ). British counter-terror chief Mark Rowley said Friday police had captured "a large part of the network" linked to the bombing, confirming they were holding "some of the key players" but admitting there was still some work to do. Read More »

Manchester attack: Police try to trace bomber's last movements

Ms Rudd said: "It's an ongoing operation, there are 11 people in custody, the operation is still at full tilt, in a way". As runners pounded the streets of the northwestern English city, police arrested a 25-year-old man in the eastern Old Trafford area, bringing the number now detained on United Kingdom soil in connection with the attack to 12. Read More »

Donald Trump Increases Rhetoric Against NATO Allies at Brussels Summit

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Poland's foreign minister, Witold Waszczykowski, said the troop presence was proof of Washington's commitment. Speaking in front of a twisted shard of the World Trade Center at NATO's gleaming new headquarters in Brussels , Trump upbraided his nation's longtime allies for "not paying what they should be paying". Read More »

Former Greek PM Papademos treated for minor injuries from letter bomb

A former Greek prime minister was injured when a booby-trapped package exploded in his vehicle in central Athens on Thursday in the worst act of violence targeting politicians in the crisis-hit country for several years. He was Greek central bank governor from 1994-2002 and vice-president of the European Central Bank from 2002 to 2010. A Greek militant group, Conspiracy of Fire Cells, claimed responsibility for the first suspect package sent to Germany and intercepted on March 15. Read More »

Britain resumes sharing bombing intel with US

The bombing, which took place at the Manchester Arena indoor venue just after the end of a concert by USA pop singer Ariana Grande, was the deadliest in Britain since July 2005, when 52 people were killed in attacks on London's transport network. Read More »

Philippines says foreigners fighting alongside IS-linked rebels

President Rodrigo Duterte's peace process adviser on Thursday hit the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) for its negative reaction to the government's declaration of martial law in Mindanao . At least 44 people, majority suspected militants, have been killed. DAVAO CITY, Philippines Indonesians and Malaysians were among foreign Jihadists fighting the Philippine army in Mindanao island, the Manila's solicitor-general said on Friday, in a rare admission that outsiders were ... Read More »

Iran's re-elected president Rouhani slams US-Saudi summit

Hard-line critics in parliament and elsewhere berated his administration as it worked to secure the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, which saw Iran accept curbs on its contested nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. A Presidential election was held in Iran on Friday. In a further dig at Iran's biggest rival in the Middle East , Saudi Arabia , Rouhani reiterated the Iranian assertion that Saudi Arabia had been behind the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in the U.S. Read More »

Pakistan now forming new legal team for Jadhav's case in ICJ

The court today instructed Pakistan to take all "necessary measures at its disposal" to ensure that Jadhav was not executed pending a final decision by it. "It is clear that as long as a final decision does not come, Jadhav should be safe", foreign ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay told media. Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has said any reporting on the interim order of International Court of Justice on Kulbhushan Jhadav case should be done responsibly. Read More »

ICJ can't nullify Jadhav's death sentence: Sartaj Aziz

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In another blow to Pakistan, the court said that the circumstances in which Jadhav was arrested remained "disputed". "Wrong to say Pakistan lost at ICJ, court stayed execution, didn't order on consular access to Jadhav", Aziz said. He said the ICJ had not decided on consular access either and had only intimated that the matter would come under discussion. Pakistan alleged that the former Indian Navy officer was involved in spying and terror activities in Balochistan. Read More »

Trump pledges to 'get to the bottom' of leaks

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Home searches across Manchester and beyond have uncovered important items in a fast-moving investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester's police chief said Thursday as a diplomatic spat escalated over US leaks about the investigation to the media . Read More »

Court begins historic trial on ousted president

Choi, the daughter of a shadowy religious figure who was Park's mentor for years, is similarly accused of using her presidential ties to force top firms to "donate" almost $70 million to non-profit foundations which she then used for personal gain. Read More »

Trump Tells 'Confidants' US Will Leave Paris Climate Deal

But several news outlets, including Reuters , reported that Trump was on the verge of pulling out of the landmark treaty. The G7, urged on by Japan, will also adopt common language against North Korea after a series of missile tests by the nuclear-armed nation. Read More »

Increased policing operation continues after threat reduced to Severe

At an emergency COBRA meeting, the independent Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre advised that the United Kingdom should return to the second highest level, which indicates an attack is highly likely rather than imminent. Greater Manchester Police said two men, aged 20 and 22, were detained early Saturday on suspicion of terror offenses. But significant activity has taken place by the police over the last 24 hours, and it is in the light that that the independent JTAC, the joint terrorism ... Read More »

ISIS Booby Traps Killed Mosul Civilians After Airstrike

Iraqi and USA forces say that more than 90% of the city has now been freed from Isis, with only a pocket in the northwest remaining under the terror group's control. The Nineveh provincial council is also calling on the USA and the global community to compensate the victims of the strike by rebuilding their homes, according to Nuraddin Qablan, the council's deputy president. Read More »