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Syria condemns U.S. airstrikes as 'flagrant aggression'


Last month, the United States of America fired 59 missiles at a government air base in central Syria as punishment for a chemical attack blamed on Assad's forces that killed nearly 90 people. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon that the US strike was defensive in nature. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the eight fatalities were "mostly non-Syrians". Read More »

United Kingdom lowers security level from 'critical' to 'severe'


Britain on Saturday lowered the terror threat level which was hiked after this week's carnage in Manchester as police pushed forward with their investigation, arresting two more people. "The public should be clear about what this means", May said . Police made further searches on Friday at addresses in south Manchester and St Helens, 20 miles west of Manchester. Read More »

May and Corbyn left bruised after General Election TV showdown

Just over half of the 1,009 respondents said May would make the best prime minister, whilst support for Labour's Jeremy Corbyn stood at just 30 percent, albeit higher than in previous surveys. He managed to make the Labour leader look a little uncomfortable by raising his past remarks on the Falklands war (in 1982, Mr Corbyn described it as "a Tory plot"). Read More »

Australia to prevent paedophiles from travelling abroad


The new laws will reportedly give Australia the toughest anti-child-sex tourism regime in the world, and is being introduced after 780 registered child-sex offenders travelled overseas a year ago. Independent senator Derryn Hinch , who was instrumental in convincing the government to take action, welcomed the announcement. Under the changes, state or territory authorities could request travel restrictions be placed on offenders. Read More »

Manchester attack: Police appeal for information on bomber's blue suitcase

Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit said: "We believe Abedi was in possession of this case in the days before the attack at Manchester Arena on Monday 22 May". You will see a lot of terrorists in the United Kingdom and everywhere. Abedi's elder brother Ismail reportedly is among the suspects being held in Britain, while his younger brother and father have been detained in Libya. Read More »

Graham to Trump: Stay in Paris Agreement on Climate Change


As the G7 talks came to an end, President Donald Trump seemed to have forged a bond with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron , a French official told CNN . Since taking office, US President Donald Trump , has derided some of the same global partnerships, including the World Trade Organisation, raising the prospect that the Republican's "America First" agenda might well mean an America more willing to act alone. Read More »

Merkel: US uncertain as ally

Germany's exasperation was laid bare after the G7 summit which wrapped up on Saturday with the USA refusing so far to sign up to upholding the 2015 Paris climate accord. Those putting on "national blinkers" on matters of global sustainability were going about things the wrong way, she said. "Here is a situation where it's six, seven if you include the European Union, against one", she said. Read More »

U.S. to quit Paris climate deal: Trump tells 'confidants'

Meanwhile, the other G7 nations, Canada, France, Germany, Italy Japan and Britain, as well as the Presidents of the European Council and Commission got behind the measure. "Here we have the situation that six members, or even seven if you want to add the European Union, stand against one", she said. "If Donald Trump decides to pull his country out of the Paris climate agreement , it would provoke a strong reaction from many American states, cities and economic players who are committed to ... Read More »

Djokovic, Nadal open with easy wins in Paris


Trailing 0-40 on his serve in the final game, Djokovic won the next five points and sealed the match with a service victor. What Agassi, an eight-time Grand Slam victor and 1999 French Open champion, will have made of the performance is hard to know, with Djokovic simultaneously brilliant and frustrated in equal measure. Read More »

Manchester terror attack: Further arrests made this morning

British police investigating the lethal concert bombing in Manchester have said that they have made two more arrests . Manchester's mayor, Andy Burnham , told the BBC he had raised concerns about the leaks with the USA ambassador, while Labour lawmaker Yvette Cooper said she was "very troubled" by those occurring in the middle of an investigation where public safety may be at risk. Read More »

Trump hails heroes including Kansan during Memorial Day ceremony

Before joining the Trump administration, Secretary Kelly served as the top Marine commander in Iraq. Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche and Ricky John Best were stabbed to death in Portland, Ore., as they tried to stop Jeremy Joseph Christian from harassing two women , one of whom was wearing a hijab. Read More »

Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

The announcement of his death was made by government communications secretary Manuel Dominguez. Juan Carlos Varela, Panama's current president, tweeted that the "death of Manuel A. A strong supporter of the United States, he became a key ally in Washington's attempts to battle the influence of communism in central America. The next year he was extradited to Panama where he faced charges of having a political rival killed. Read More »

Manchester bombing: United Kingdom police make 7th arrest in connection with terror attack

The cowardly "mule", Salman Abedi , blew himself up in Manchester Arena on Monday night before it was revealed he had direct links to an ISIS cell operating in Manchester City Centre. The Manchester bombing raised concern across Europe . Police are scouring 12,960 hours of closed circuit TV recordings in their search for clues, have collected more than 630 pieces of evidence and have searched 21 addresses. Read More »

United States officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters


President Donald Trump, Erdogan said he told the United States that Ankara would "exercise its rights under the rules of engagement", without consulting anyone, if it felt it needed to. The US state department said Turkish security guards had been involved in the clash but Turkey blamed the protesters for the disturbance. Turkey insists that these YPG militants and their PYD political party are tied to the Kurdish insurgency in Turkey known as the PKK, which the US, the European Union and ... Read More »

Let North Korea Have Peaceful Nuclear Power


Both sides frequently try to flood each other propaganda, and tensions have risen as North Korea makes progress in developing nuclear weapons despite United Nations sanctions and worldwide pressure to stop. South Korea's military said Tuesday, May 23, 2017, it fired warning shots at an unidentified object flying south from rival North Korea . The U.N. Read More »

Scandal in the White House? Clinton Aides Know What That's Like


Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told ABC News on Sunday it was "normal" and "acceptable" to establish back channels with foreign powers. The disclosure of the back channel has put the White House on the defensive. "I suggest that we add more dollars to Healthcare and make it the best anywhere". Congressional Democrats demanded to hear directly from Kushner over allegations of the proposed secret back-channel, saying his security clearance may need to be revoked. Read More »

At NATO celebration, Trump tells allies to spend more on defense

Arriving in the city on Wednesday, Mr Trump said Monday's deadly bomb attack in Manchester only showed how risky the threat was and that the fight against terror had to be won. President Trump speaking next to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during the opening of the new NATO headquarters . "Diplomatically, the speech was inept at best and deliberately insulting at worst", said Jeff Rathke, deputy director of the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International ... Read More »

Trump says intelligence leaks deeply troubling


The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security. He pledged to ask the US Department of Justice to launch a review, and "if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted". Britain's National Counter Terrorism Policing agency said in a statement that its relationships with security partners around the world "allows us to defeat terrorism and protect the public at home and overseas". Read More »

Beijing and Manila end talks as 'war' threat recalled

He added that when the Philippine government gives the green light to resume all explorations within its territory, Malacañang can invoke worldwide law and the United Nations. The Philippines, which chairs the 10-member ASEAN this year, has expressed hope of finalizing such an agreement during its leadership. "The ruling is now part of worldwide law and we can always invoke it as part of global law jurisprudence", Villacorta told The STAR . Read More »

United Nations expresses alarm over treatment of Palestinian prisoners

The hunger strike was initiated by Barghouti, a prominent Fatah terrorist and political figure on April 17. According to Mladenov, in the last days, 60 prisoners on strike had to be transferred to hospitals due to the deterioration of their health, and another 600 to infirmaries in the Israeli prisons where they are locked up. Read More »

At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

In the last two years, Egyptian air force has carried out several strikes on Derna, notably in February 2015 and March 2016, which killed women and children. A convoy of vehicles going to a monastery was stopped on Friday near Minya by armed men who gunned down 29 people and left 24 injured. However, in recent months, militants have increasingly been targeting Copts with bombings and shootings. Read More »

Trump on Kushner: 'I have total confidence in him'


National security adviser H.R. McMaster, too, argued that attempting to circumvent the traditional national security apparatus without the knowledge of the Obama administration would not be outside the norm. After maintaining a limited social media presence throughout his trip, Trump on Sunday unleashed a furious flurry of tweets, lashing out at what he called the "fake news" media. Read More »

United States to quit Paris climate deal: Trump tells 'confidants'

What is the Paris accord? The US leader, concluding his first overseas trip in office, later left for home without giving the customary close-of-summit news conference. President George W. Bush to pursue substantial cuts in greenhouse gases. The G7 leaders meeting in Sicily vowed to fight protectionism, reiterating "a commitment to keep our markets open", despite the Trump administration's talk of an "America first" policy and continued criticism of Germany for its huge trade surplus. Read More »

Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn face tough questions on live TV

Even before Monday's attack in Manchester , the Tories were trying to depict Corbyn as a terrorist sympathiser. On Friday, Dennis Skinner, the veteran Labour MP for Bolsover, took to Facebook to politely ask Prime Minister Theresa May why, if she found Corbyn's comments regarding failed foreign policy and terrorism so offensive and reprehensible, she didn't condemn David Cameron in 2006. Read More »

US policy against IS now 'annihilation': Mattis

The campaign against the group in Iraq and Syria has shifted from attrition tactics to annihilation tactics. Speaking to John Dickerson on CBS" Face The Nation , "Mad Dog' Mattis said "nothing" keeps him awake at night and that he's the one who keeps other people up. Read More »

Nicola Sturgeon says Jeremy Corbyn is not a 'credible alternative Prime Minister'

British Prime Minister Theresa May paid tribute to the victims and their families. Prime Minister May has refused to take part in any live studio debates with other party leaders in the run up to the June 8 general election . Mr Watson's comments come as Jeremy Corbyn and the shadow home secretary, Diane Abbott, battle a slew of accusations of sympathising with terrorists. Read More »

Corbyn insists he won´t soften UK foreign policy

Let's not forget in 2011 Jeremy Corbyn said "I've been involved in opposing anti-terror legislation ever since...1983" #BattleForNumber10 . But Brexit Secretary David Davis said Mrs May "brought it back to the fundamentals" over Britain's European Union exit, while Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Mr Corbyn's answers were "really worrying for security". Read More »

Trump Visits Graves of Casualties of Recent Wars

President Donald Trump honored the U.S. service members who made the ultimate sacrifice by visiting Arlington National Cemetery in recognition of Memorial Day Monday morning. He recognized by name people in attendance who had contributed US militarily efforts. John Kelly's other son, Johnny, is preparing for his fifth military deployment. Read More »

Israeli Cabinet meets in Western Wall tunnels, approves Old City elevator


Palestinian officials angrily condemned the event noting that in addition to being a provocation, it was insensitive to do so on the first day of the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan. The fate of the area is an emotional issue at the heart of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. The Israeli government's approval of a plan to install a cable vehicle to Jerusalem's Old City hit the front page headlines in local Palestinian dailies. Read More »