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On first day back, Trump lashes out at "fake news media"


Raddatz said Kislyak must know "he's being monitored all the time" and asked Schiff if it was possible the Russians wanted USA intelligence to hear what the Russian ambassador said about Kushner . The stepfather-in-law, Vincent Mitchell, said in an interview that Godbolt's wife and their two children had been staying at his Bogue Chitto home for about three weeks after she left her husband. Read More »

Philippines violence: 11 soldiers, 31 militants killed, in army operation in Marawi

The Maute fighters quickly took over much of the city, torching a cathedral and hospital, among other buildings, and posting snipers to keep government troops at bay. "I can not give operational details, but I am sure they are also human, they will get exhausted", he said. "We desire to free Marawi City of those evil forces and make way for a peaceful Ramadan", Padilla said. Read More »

Trump appears to shove Montenegro PM at Nato meet

Trump's speech likely disappointed leaders who had hoped for a public commitment from the U.S. president to NATO's security guarantees, which he called into question during his presidential campaign previous year when he said he would check a country's defense spending before coming to its aid. Read More »

Iraq Mosul assault: Civilians "in grave danger"


The three neighbourhoods are seen as the last areas that separate Iraqi forces from ISIL's last bastion in Mosul's Old City. "Special units are working to evacuate the residents and helping them to get out of areas of clashes", Jawdat said Friday. Read More »

Britain's terror threat level reduced from 'critical' to 'severe'


The latest arrests took place early on Saturday with police detaining two men, aged 20 and 22, in north Manchester . Asked during an interview on BBC television whether some of the group were still at large, Rudd said, "Potentially". Abedi spent time in Libya before the attack and traveled through Istanbul and Dusseldorf airports on his way back to Britain. And then on Monday, from midnight on Monday onwards, there will be a well-planned and gradual withdrawal of members of the Armed ... Read More »

United States strike hits pro-Assad forces in Syria


There were no immediate details on any civilian injuries. American officials and Syrian activists said the strike hit the pro-Syrian government forces as they were setting up fighting positions in a protected area in the desert near the border with Jordan. Read More »

North Korea Test-fires Another Ballistic Missile


May 29: South Korean and Japanese officials say North Korea fires a short-range ballistic missile that lands in Japan's maritime economic zone. It was launched eastward near the city of Wonsan, 200 kilometres east of Pyongyang, at around 5:39 am (2039 GMT Sunday), the JCS said. Read More »

British Airways resumes some flights from Heathrow, Gatwick


Flight Aware said 418 flights were scrapped at Heathrow and Gatwick, south of London , on Saturday and 568 were delayed. The airline urged people to check the status of flights before before travelling to the airport but said all long-haul Heathrow flights would operate. Read More »

Kurdish-led forces say will advance on Raqqa

The U.S. sees the Syrian Kurds as the only force capable of quickly capturing Islamic State's self-declared capital of Raqqa in Syria. The U.S., too, has a wish list for Turkey . On a collision course with an ally, the United States will arm Syria's Kurds to fight Islamic State militants despite staunch objections from Turkey. Read More »

US warship sails within 12 miles of China-claimed reef


China's Defense Ministry told reporters that it had sought an explanation with USA officials over the incident, which Beijing said involved the USS Dewey and took place around Mischief Reef, one of a chain of artificial islands China has built and fortified to assert its claims over the strategic waterway. Read More »

Trump Calls for Middle East to 'Take the Lead' in Fighting Terrorism


But he also made clear that he does not consider Muslim terrorists to be representing the religion of Islam as they wreak havoc that affects people of all faiths, including their own. The creation of a fund that solicits donations from such countries and is championed by Trump's daughter, one of Trump's closest advisers, could open the President up to charges of hypocrisy, saying that the concept is not dissimilar to the Clinton Foundation, which he roundly criticized as a candidate. Read More »

Iraqi paramilitary forces free town from IS militants in west of Mosul

The Joint Operations Command on May 27 said security forces are attacking "what remains of the unliberated areas" on the west bank of the Tigris River in the city, the last significant IS stronghold in Iraq . Popular Mobilisation is taking part in the U.S-backed Iraqi campaign to defeat Islamic State in Mosul and the surrounding province of Nineveh. After the advance led by the federal police stalled, the Iraqi army's ninth division - an armored division not immediately suitable to ... Read More »

North Korea launches missile test


The North fired a ballistic missile believed to be a Scud type early Monday morning. Before the latest launch, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that war with North Korea would "probably be the worst kind of fighting in most people's lifetimes". Read More »

North Korea launches short range missile


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army in a photo made available on April 26. South Korea's Moon swiftly called a meeting of the National Security Council, South Korea's Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. Read More »

Alex Noren Wins BMW PGA Championship on European Tour

Open champion Stenson was part of a five-way tie on nine under early on the back nine, but none of the chasing pack were able to get within a shot of Noren, who was left to collect the first prize of £894,000 for his fifth European Tour title in 11 months. Read More »

Maharashtra HSC Class 12th results 2017 likely to be out tomorrow


The results of Maharashtra HSC Exam 2017 are yet to be uploaded and the board wants to ensure that there are no errors which can hamper the future of the students awaiting the HSC results. HSC exams 2017 of Maha Board was held through 9 divisional boards falls under the Maharashtra board. Candidates who had appeared for the exam can check the results from the direct link provided below. Read More »

Lib Dems mull flat rate pension tax relief in manifesto


He told the class: "I'm not somebody who thinks drugs are a good thing and first of all the most damaging drug in our society is alcohol - the question is how do you minimise harm?" Access to finance is not the only obstacle that a Tim Farron-led government says it would try to overcome for creative traders. Read More »

North Korea problem 'will be solved': Donald Trump


South Korea's military said what appeared to be a new Scud missile flew 280 miles. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Friday to expand sanctions against North Korea for its continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the White House said in a statement. Read More »

Police show photos of concert bomber with images from the scene


The de-escalation in the country's threat level from "critical" suggests confidence that the police operations conducted in the last week have headed off any immediate threats. Police say they think Abedi assembled his bomb at a rented apartment in central Manchester that was raided by officers Wednesday. Greater Manchester Police described the evacuation in the inner-city area as a "precautionary measure to ensure everyone's safety". Read More »

Japan threatens action after North Korea missile test

North Korea said that projectile was a ground-to-ground strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2, state news agency KCNA reported. The recent missile tests from North Korea indicate that it has been making progress towards developing missiles capable of carrying warheads and also nuclear weapons that can reach US military bases, observers have said. Read More »

Macron explains his tense handshake with Trump

Maybe they compared notes about handshakes, as Mr Trudeau was judged to have coped well with Mr Trump's dominant grip when they met in Washington. Protests erupted on the streets following the first round of ballots, pushed by a public who said they wanted no part of either candidate. Read More »

Underdog Cavaliers insist they have plenty of bite for NBA Finals

The only time a James team was the favorite in the Finals and lost was 2011, his first year with the Miami Heat , to the Dallas Mavericks . "We'd love it if we could win in four games, that would be great", Green said with a smile. This is the skeleton key: a three-pronged plan to destabilize the Warriors that should be key to a Cavs victory in every game. Cleveland has the No. Read More »

Philippines pounds militants; civilians found shot dead

Thousands of civilians have streamed out of Marawi and more than 2,000 were still trapped inside the city. Congress can then revoke a president's declaration of martial law, which is limited to 60 days. "Hence, it is now increasingly becoming necessary to use more surgical airstrikes to clear the city and to bring this rebellion to a quicker end". "Precision airstrikes and artillery fire will likewise continue at specific targets to hasten the clearing", Padilla said. Read More »

Spencer Matthews was having a great time at Pippa's wedding


Reports out of the United Kingdom say the Prince left the wedding in Bucklebury, 80km west of London, and drove back to Kensington Palace, where Markle was waiting to avoid stealing the limelight from Pippa on her big day as she married financier James Matthews . Read More »

Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

If adopted, the business group said, a bathroom bill "could lose billions of dollars in GDP, a critical loss of revenue that would profoundly threaten the state's ability to fund education , transportation and other essential services", according to the letter. Read More »

Ariana Grande will return to Manchester


New pictures of the Manchester suicide bomber have been released by British police . Hopkins said he has reached out to faith leaders to try to calm the situation. The ruling Conservatives, who criticised his speech as "crassly timed", have had a relatively low-key campaign today with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Sicily to attend a G7 Summit meeting. Read More »

Celtics eliminated from Eastern finals by Cavaliers

James referred to the Warriors as only "that juggernaut" and "a beast" following Thursday's Game 5 in at Boston, a night in which he passed Michael Jordan as the career postseason scoring leader. "I feel like Mike was so ... you know, when you're growing up and you see Michael Jordan it's nearly like a God". Draymond Green has last year's Game 5 suspension to redeem himself for. Read More »

Singapore ready to work with Indonesia following twin blasts in Jakarta


Authorities have not indicated who might be responsible but Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, has been on high alert after a string of plots in recent times by militants inspired by the Islamic State (IS) group. The bombers used pressure cooker field with shrapnel such as nails and other sharp metal as a bomb. "This is the biggest attack in the capital since previous year", Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen said, reporting from Jakarta . Read More »

Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye stands trial over corruption scandal

The Seoul Central District Court held a lottery last week for the 68 seats available for the public, drawing more than 500 people, majority young people in their 20s and 30s. The former leader was also accused of letting Choi, who assumed no public post, intervene in state affairs behind the scenes. The conservative former leader - who faces a life term in jail - pleaded not guilty to the 18 offences she has been charged with, including abuse of power, coercion, and leaking of official ... Read More »