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Turkey slams United States for 'aggressive actions' against Erdogan's bodyguards

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Turkey has blamed United States officials for "aggressive and unprofessional actions" and "security lapses" during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit last week. The Turkish president's security aides were shown kicking and hitting protesters as Erdogan looked on . Two senior lawmakers wrote a letter to Erdogan last week calling on the White House to remove the Turkish ambassador to the USA for allowing the guards to interfere with the First Amendment rights of Americans. Read More »

Saudi Arabia will not combat terrorism

Jason Greenblatt, Trump's lead Middle East negotiator who accompanied him to Israel and the Palestinian Authority , will return to the region on Thursday, the Israeli news site Ynet reported. "We applaud President Trump's historic declaration of support for Israel, for her security and for her right to exist as the free and sovereign nation of the Jewish people in their ancient homeland", said the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC). Read More »

Imam Khomeini's Grandson Calls on Iranians to Back Rouhani

Iran's conservative candidate Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf has stepped down and will support other like-minded candidate Ebrahim Raisi in the presidential race. FILE - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran , Iran, Feb. 21, 2017. Rouhani won just over 50 percent, averting a second round. It was Khamenei who past year appointed Raisi, 56, to manage the Astan Quds Razavi, an Islamic charity that controls assets worth billions of dollars, as well as the Imam Reza shrine in the ... Read More »

India in appeal to United Nations court to halt execution of 'spy'

Mr. Jadhav, who was held guilty of espionage by a Pakistan military court , spent his early days in Parel and used to stay in the police quarters with his family in Mumbai. Affirming that India depends on the Vienna Convention, Salve contended that the Vienna Convention doesn't give any special case as to giving consular get to. Read More »

Following Trump's trip, Merkel says Europe can't rely on United States anymore

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Mrs Merkel said she wanted friendly relations with both countries as well as Russian Federation but Europe now had to "fight for its own destiny". The chancellor had just returned from a G7 summit which wound up Saturday without a deal between the United States and the other six major advanced nations on upholding the 2015 Paris climate accords. Read More »

Canada posts C$21.85 bln deficit in 2016-17

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According to RCMP, New Brunswick RCMP alerted the RCMP national enforcement security section about "alleged threats made by an adult male against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on social media". Investigators seized several electronic items from a home in the community. "This is the second charge of this nature laid within the past 10 months". Read More »

Trump dismisses report of Kushner's Russian Federation outreach

Schiff was particularly concerned about a Washington Post report that the back channel would have been conducted at a Russian diplomatic facility to avoid monitoring in US communications systems. Kelly continued to insist that any line of communication "to a country like Russian Federation is a good thing", but he said "using their equipment, you know, that. Read More »

More Than 100 Civilians Killed In Mosul Bombing In March, US Says

USA officials said the type of bomb was chosen "to minimise collateral damage", but the explosives hidden by IS were at least four times more powerful than the weapon itself. USA forces take every precaution to avoid civilian casualties, according to officials in Baghdad. The Iraqi forces were close enough to have the structure under visual surveillance, Isler said. Read More »

In Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Parsing What Trump Left Unsaid

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Netanyahu has tried unsuccessfully to make such overtures to Herzog before, but has been unsuccessful, mostly because the Zionist Union isn't comfortable trying to coexist with the far-right coalition members. "I hear people describe what happened to us [in the Six Day War] as a disaster", Netanyahu said. It's between us and occupation . JOHN YANG: On the last day of his Israel stop, Mr. Read More »

16 bodies found were civilians fleeing militants — Philippines military

The official military toll is that around 100 people have been killed so far , including 16 civilians. In recent days, gunmen have managed to fend off attack helicopters, armored vehicles and scores of soldiers. Eight other men were found gunned down and thrown into a shallow ravine early Sunday in Marawi's Emi village, said police officer Jamail Mangadang. Read More »

Macron offers Theresa May support in fight against terrorism

As per reports, during the handshake both the leaders were shared a gaze a little longer than a moment, and was ended when Trump after two attempts were able to disengage himself. "I do not let anything pass", he told JDD. "President Trump discussed his recent travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel and his hope for Middle East peace", the White House said in a readout of the meeting. Read More »

Police officer dies after shooting west of Brisbane, gunman on the run

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The armed man is still on the run and police are warning locals to stay indoors. "He is contained within the exclusion zone", a police spokesman told AAP. A Queensland Police Service spokesperson was unable to officially confirm the officer's death but a statement was issued saying a vehicle was damaged. Read More »

UK PM May says terror threat level will remain at critical

Manchester police have not commented since, although a national counterterrorism official said in a statement that his agency has received "fresh assurances" from global partners and is working closely with worldwide law enforcement groups, including the U.S. Read More »

Memorial service at the Indiana War Memorial

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In Brooklyn, the 150th Annual King's County Memorial Day Parade will be held at 11:00 a.m. Memorial Day parade, May 29, 9 a.m., downtown Burlington. Tickets are $8.50. American flags adorn headstones at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery following this year's Memorial Day flag placement ceremony conducted by airmen assigned to the Arkansas National Guard's 189th Airlift Wing in North Little Rock, Ark., May 24, 2017. Read More »

North Korea fires 'Scud missile' into Sea of Japan

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South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the "unidentified ballistic missile (speculated to be a Scud)" was sacked from the North Korean coastal city of Wonsan at 5.09 am (2139 GMT) and travelled in an eastward direction. Read More »

Australia to increase troops in Afghanistan on US' formal request

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Australia has announced it's sending an additional 30 military advisers to train Afghan troops and expects other countries to increase their contributions to the restive Central Asian country. Defence Force Chief Mark Binskin described the increase as "modest". Mr English said he did not have any details about what role the two people requested might play, for example whether they would be intelligence or special forces officers. Read More »

Trump claims Kushner leaks 'fabricated lies'

The White House has refused comment on that report . US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania walk to the White House from Marine One after their nine-day tour to the Middle East and Europe. The administration had hoped Trump's nine-day turn in the global spotlight as his first foreign trip unfolded would offer a respite from the relentless coverage - marked by an endless barrage of explosive revelations - of an ever-widening probe into Russian meddling in last year's election ... Read More »

Arab-Islamic countries, U.S. pledge to stand united in fighting terrorism

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Bellowing into the microphone, he implored Muslim leaders to aggressively fight extremists: "Drive them out of your places of worship". In a key portion of the speech (the White House prepared-for-delivery remarks made liberal use of capital letters at this point), Trump said the choice between two futures was not one the US could make for the countries of the region. Read More »

The Real Story - US Rep. Elizabeth Esty

Those inquiries now include scrutiny of Kushner, the newspaper reported . Al and Jenn have a discussion with US Rep. The channel was never set up. So what did Trump do upon returning to his embattled White House? Kushner's new relevance in the investigation is only one facet of the struggles facing the administration. Read More »

More arrests in Manchester attack; United Kingdom remains on high alert

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The explosion killed 22 people - including seven children under 18 - and injured more than 100. UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd refused to say how many times the exclusion orders had been used, but confirmed: "We have started to use them". Peter's Square in prayer, saying he was "close to the relatives and all those who are weeping for the dead". Members of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi's network are still potentially at large, however, British interior minister Amber Rudd said, ... Read More »

Japan protests after North Korea launches latest missile

There were no reports of damage, he said. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also vowed action along with other nations to deter Pyongyang's repeated provocations. David Wright, a senior scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists, has been monitoring North Korea's missile development for decades and last week told USA TODAY that Pyongyang's program is making alarming strides. Read More »

Trump tells advisers USA will scrap Paris accord

Donald Trump continued to distance himself from fellow leaders over climate change at the Group of Seven summit, and said he'll determine next week whether to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement. "A lot of people in my country are against this agreement", Trump allegedly said. But Trump is said to be leaning toward a withdrawal from the deal, which was originally adopted under the Obama administration. Read More »

Rouhani urges U.S. to drop "hostile" policies towards Iran

Macron described the JCPOA as a significant deal for the regional and global security, emphasizing that all sides should support the accord for economic development and closer cooperation with Iran . "We will continue efforts with all our might to increase the military output...the parliament has allocated $1.3 billon to strengthen the military foundation and this is considered a major leap forward", said Naghavi, according to a report issued by the Fars news agency, which has ties to the ... Read More »

Report Alleges Jared Kushner Wanted Secret Communications Channel With Russia

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Asked about reports that U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law had tried to set up a clandestine communication channel with Russian Federation before the president took office, U.S. The Post first reported the request, which covers materials such as emails, phone records and documents dating to Trump's first days as a candidate in July 2015. Read More »

Great white shark jumps into Australian fisherman's boat, injuring him

The boat measured 1.4 metres across and 4.5 metres long - a tight squeeze for a man and a shark. Selwood alerted marine rescue volunteers at Evans Head . When they reached shore, Mr Selwood was taken by NSW Ambulance paramedics to Lismore Base Hospital where he received a number of stitches to his arm. Read More »

Operation to dismantle terror network at 'full tilt'

The total number of arrests related to the attack have gone up to 14. Two have been released without charge, while 12 men remain in custody for questioning. "Nobody wants terrorists to have a safe place to exchange information and to be able to plot their awful atrocities". When asked how many potential militants the government was anxious about, Rudd said the security services were looking at 500 different potential plots, involving 3,000 people as a "top list", with a further 20,000 ... Read More »

Father says Manchester attack suspect is innocent

Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson reports from Manchester. The National Counter Terrorism Policing body said the breach of trust caused great "damage" and "undermines our investigations". It was the latest of a series of leaks to U.S. journalists that appeared to come from inside the United States intelligence community, passing on data that had been shared between the two countries as part of a long-standing security cooperation. Read More »

President Zuma congratulates the President of Iran on his election victory

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Speaking to Sputnik, Sina Azodi, a US-based expert on Tehran's foreign policy and US-Iranian relations, gave his thoughts on the May 19 presidential elections in Iran, which he said ended with a "predictable" result. Years of worldwide sanctions throttled investment in Iran, once OPEC's second-largest producer, and stunted its economy. Far from it, Qassemi claims, describing Iran as "a democratic, stable and powerful country". Read More »

David Friedman Officially Takes Up Post in Israel

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu challenged United States of America concerns over moving the American embassy to Jerusalem , in what Haaretz newspaper called his "first public dispute" with the Trump administration. But none of this appears to be straining the U.S. -Israel alliance. Citing a White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday that the White House believed that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital "would not be ... Read More »

Trump cries fake news amid Kushner reports

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Trump didn't refer to the Russian Federation investigation directly in his Sunday tweets but instead focused on a familiar theme: "fake news" and sources that "don't exist". 'We're not going to comment on Jared. They have plagued the White House for months and are the subject of multiple ongoing congressional committee investigations. Read More »

Trump Reportedly Told Close Associates U.S. Will Leave Paris Climate Agreement

Graham is among a group of Republicans to openly accept that human activity is a primary contributor to climate change, and has advocated for an expansion of the clean energy industry in the U.S. "Trump's unwillingness to support the Paris Agreement highlights his utter contempt towards science, the global community and welfare of millions of people across the globe", said Mr Bennett. Read More »

Turkey will act if Syria Kurds attack

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Erdogan, speaking to reporters at the Turkish embassy in Washington after the talks with Trump, said he told the US president that Turkey would not hesitate to strike if it faced any sort of attack from the YPG, Turkish media reported . Mayor Muriel Bowser said. The State Department says it has expressed its concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms. The clash between the peaceful protesters and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's armed security guards ... Read More »