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Trump on foreign trip 'We hit a home run'

Current NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg defended Trump after the meeting, telling reporters that he had received a "clear message" from the US president that "the United States of America is committed to NATO and it's not possible to be committed to NATO without being committed to Article 5 and our collective defence clause". Read More »

Trump calls foreign trip a 'home run' in remarks to US troops

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The Times said Trump's choice in Sicily showed the American president was "out of step" with his fellow leaders . He urged Arab leaders to do more to fight terrorism, pushed for Middle East peace talks, met with Pope Francis, attended a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting and the G-7 Summit. Read More »

OPEC extends oil cuts for nine months

Addressing the delegates before the meeting, al-Falih said: "We have more work to do in lowering inventories toward the last five-year average, but we are on the right track". "We don't want to put a burden on countries that can not afford longer cuts", Kuwaiti Oil Minister Issam Almarzooq said. Michele Della Vigna, co-head of European equities at Goldman Sachs, said deeper cuts might actually be the best strategy. Read More »

Police make fresh arrest as Manchester runners defy terror threat

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Sources have revealed that 3,000 of the total terror suspects pose an active threat and these people are under constant surveillance by police and intelligence services. For example, US officials told CNN that the attack appeared to be a suicide bombing and that a male at the scene had been identified as the probable suicide bomber. Read More »

Britain cuts terrorism threat level after significant police activity

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CCTV footage shows terrorist Salman Abedi on the night of his suicide bombing at Manchester Arena . Police also released two still images of Abedi, taken from CCTV, on Monday evening, the night of the attack. Police have 11 suspects in custody and have searched properties across the northwest England city. There were also searches at properties in Cheetham Hill and in the Longsight area. Read More »

Did Trump just shove aside a premier?

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Tied to this concern are the links between the Trump administration and Russian Federation, the country seen as the greatest threat to European stability by NATO allies on this side of the Atlantic. But rather than feel offended, the European leader smiled, looking at Trump . His arrival was also shadowed by new criticism from British Prime Minister Theresa May, who complained about leaks of intelligence to the American media about this week's deadly bombing at a concert in Manchester , ... Read More »

United Kingdom lowers terror threat level to severe

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan said enhanced security plans would remain in place in the capital this weekend despite the downgrading of the national threat level. About 3,000 people from the total group are judged to pose a threat and are under investigation or active monitoring in 500 operations being run by police and intelligence services. Read More »

Memorial Day: 6 Things You May Know About the Holiday

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But it's more than just the end of a three day holiday weekend. "It just hasn't affected them". Trump is also set to lay a wreath Monday at the cemetery, the final resting place for many US military members and others who have served the country. Read More »

Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attack

The girls were scared and moved to the back of the train while a stranger jumped in to help. Three men who intervened were stabbed, two fatally. "Then they just all started arguing". The two girls - one African-American and one Muslim - cowered in their train seats as Jeremy Joseph Christian , who cut an intimidating figure standing at more than six feet and weighing 106 kilos, launched into his rant. Read More »

Trump's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation scolding long overdue

The Europeans may have only recently awakened from decades of sleepy dependence on the United States military, but Dr. Lindley-French says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - the West's defense alliance - has to awaken to the fact that it is losing battles on the 21st-century battlefield. Read More »

European allies see the two sides of Trump

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But even as he touted the successes of his nine-day sweep through the Middle East and Europe before boarding Air Force One , Trump appeared eager to delay his return to Washington, where a storm of controversy awaits him. Five stops in nine days- President Trump is headed back to the U.S. Trump also said the United States was "behind North Atlantic Treaty Organisation all the way". Read More »

Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

The gunmen planted black IS flags, took a priest and up to 14 other people hostage from a church, and set fire to buildings. A convoy of armoured vehicles pushed into the heart of the city, which now resembles an apocalyptic ghost town. The government responded by announcing that it was withdrawing from the next round of peace talks. There were no immediate reaction from leaders of the groups to Duterte's offer. Read More »

Mudslides And Heavy Rain Leave Over 150 Dead In Sri Lanka

With more rain expected later Monday, rescuers raced to evacuate villagers from the most vulnerable areas around the country. A third Indian Naval Ship, INS Jalashwa, with additional relief material, is expected to reach Colombo soon. Sri Lankan military and rescue teams have used boats and helicopters to reach those stranded, but officials said access to some areas was very hard. Taking advantage of a lull in rains, soldiers cleared road access to most of the affected areas, while others ... Read More »

Members of Manchester bomber's network 'may still be at large'

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When asked how many potential militants the government was anxious about, Rudd said the security services were looking at 500 potential plots, involving 3,000 people as a " top list ", with a further 20,000 below that. A third of those killed in Monday's bombing were children, while another 116 people were injured. British officials have confirmed he had recently returned from Libya and said police needed information about his movements from May 18 when he returned to Britain. Read More »

Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attack in Portland

A GoFundMe page has been set up to pay for Fletcher's medical expenses, which has raised over $89,000 as of this writing, and two additional GoFundMe campaigns have been set up for the families of the victims; the Bilal Mosque in Beaverton, Oregon, has also established their own fund for the victims' families, according to BuzzFeed News . Read More »

Hwasong-12: North Korea's new missile has a terrifying range

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A Republican senator warned Monday that North Korea's missile test over the weekend "appears to be one of its most advanced yet" and that the United States must put more pressure on China to address the issue. It appeared to demonstrate an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) that could "reliably strike the USA base at Guam " in the Pacific, he said, and "more importantly, may represent a substantial advance to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)". Read More »

Netanyahu Welcomes Trump, Delivers Indirect Insult to Obama

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Trump added that the State of Israel was a "strong and soaring monument to the solemn pledge we repeat and affirm "Never again". "America's security partnership with Israel is stronger than ever". Trump said the US stands in "absolute solidarity" with the people of the United Kingdom and that young, innocent people were murdered by "evil losers". Read More »

Memorial Day service honors fallen veterans

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The Department of Veterans Affairs says, "By the end of the 19th century, Memorial Day ceremonies were being held on May 30 throughout the nation". "We ask anybody who wants to volunteer to bring a screwdriver because the ground sometimes pretty hard and you need something to use to poke a hole a in it so you can put the flag in", Daschofsky said. Read More »

Better if Zuma retires in a jail cell: Maimane

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The first people the DA wants pulled before such a committee is the Gupta family themselves, Maimane said. The call follows a series of emails which appear to confirm that the Gupta family exerts considerable influence over the state. But he said the opposition had been encouraged by the will ANC MPs had shown in recent weeks to probe mounting allegations of officials giving the Gupta family access to the state's coffers. Read More »

North Korea fires 'ballistic missile' into Japanese waters

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Because today's test - the North's ninth ballistic missile launch this year - was apparently of a short-range variety of which Pyongyang has a surplus of reliable missiles, it may have been meant more as a political and military message to outsiders than as a crucial test of not-yet-perfected technology. Read More »

Police arrest man on English south coast in bombing inquiry

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Police have been hunting for a network of people connected to Abedi, with Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd saying on Sunday there were "potentially" still members of the cell at large. Rudd also said the British government was making "good progression" with online companies whose tools are used for secure messaging by terrorists, such as Whatsapp. Read More »

Paris mayor condemns black festival, says it bars whites

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The mayor of Paris is seeking to ban an "Afro-feminist" festival whose organisers want to stop white men from participating in discussion groups. French antiracist and antisemitism organisations strongly condemned the festival. A couple of anti-racism organizations in France have also criticized the festival. SOS Racisme described the event as 'a mistake, even an abomination, because it wallows in ethnic separation, whereas anti-racism is a movement which seeks to go beyond race'. Read More »

Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

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 »

Man leads police on high speed pursuit using stolen ambulance

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The paramedic got out the vehicle, the man started the engine and drove off. The suspect is said to have run over a sign while speeding out of the parking lot. One male suspect was arrested without incident. Police said the 29-year-old suspect's motivation to steal the ambulance was unclear. The driver, who is being held for a bail hearing , has been charged with possession of stolen property, risky operation of a motor vehicle, and flight from police, according to the Toronto Star. Read More »

Trump delays decision on Paris climate agreement at G7 summit

Trump was cajoled for three days - first in Brussels at meetings of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union, then in Sicily for G-7 - but will leave Italy without making clear where he stands. "Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, center right, after appearing to be pushed by Donald Trump , center". "NATO members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations, for 23 of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying ... Read More »

Rouhani win seen speeding Iran oil-deals push amid Trump threat

Around 70% of Iranians who were eligible to vote participated in the country's presidential election and re-elected the incumbent, Hassan Rouhani , to another four-year term. "But the foundation of power is national strength and this only happens through elections", Rouhani said. The Trump administration has refrained, thus far, from carrying out his campaign threat to tear up the JCPOA amidst concerns about the complexities of abrogating a multi-lateral deal which includes the EU, Russia ... Read More »

Macron visits troops in Mali, keeping campaign pledge

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France will be uncompromising in its fight against militant Islamists in Mali and the Sahel region, President Emmanuel Macron has said during his first visit outside Europe's borders. But jihadists continue to roam the country's north and centre, mounting attacks on civilians and the army, as well as French and United Nations forces still stationed there. Read More »

Philippines Says Fight With Islamic State Militants Nearing End

Civilians trapped by fighting in Marawi city are waving white flags from their windows to show they are not combatants. A spokesman confirmed that the fighters had taken over several government buildings in the city, and had torched others, including a church, a school and the city jail. Read More »

Unruly, 'disheveled' man subdued on jet heading to Hawaii

Later in the flight, Uskanil, wearing a towel of blanket over his head and carrying the laptop, tried to get back into first class, but a flight attendant blocked his way with a serving cart. Uskanil was subdued and duct-taped to a seat by passengers and crew - including an off-duty LAPD officer. A flight attendant reportedly became concerned about Uskanil's behaviour and proceeded to block the aisle with a drinks cart, telling him "you're not coming in here". Read More »

Iran's president criticizes United States after Trump's sharp words

He took office promising to open Iran to the world and managed to negotiate a watershed nuclear deal with the world powers in 2015. He is expected keep Tehran on the path to more transparency and engagement with the world. He made veiled criticisms at security agencies that control large swathes of the Iranian economy and have sought to block his efforts to privatise and attract foreign investment. Read More »