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British authorities lift intel ban with USA following bombing leaks

But the steady stream of information appearing in US press has persuaded Greater Manchester Police to take the extraordinary step of no longer sharing information on the investigation with the Americans, the BBC reported . Meanwhile, the father and brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi were arrested in Libya . She called Manchester an "incredibly brave" city and praised the people's response to the bombing, which she said showed the exact opposite intentions of those who caused ... Read More »

Pentagon: ICBM intercept test a success

A recent Department of Defence report actually criticised tests of the interceptor, saying they "demonstrate a limited capability to defend the U.S. homeland". The test occurred just days after the North Korean regime launched its ninth missile this year. North Korea is threatening a sixth nuclear test. This is the first test of the interceptor using an upgraded "kill" vehicle - the part of the missile that would hit an incoming warhead. Read More »

US Successfully Tests Missile Defense System as North Korean Threat Mounts

The ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California shortly after 3:30 p.m. ET. "After an investment of more than $40 billion since 2002, it's good that the Missile Defense Agency is finally doing a missile defense test against an ICBM target, some 13 years after the first Ground-Based Interceptor system's deployment", Smith told CNN. Read More »

Huge car bomb near embassies in Afghan capital, several killed

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Early reports indicate up to 50 people have been killed or injured. It was not immediately clear what was the target of the blast, the latest attack to hit the Afghan capital. Photographs accessed by CNN-News18 showed window planes of the embassy building shattered by the impact of the blast which was reported from near the German Gate. Read More »

Almost half of Trump's Twitter followers are fake

Last October, Inquisitr reported that almost one third of pro-Trump tweets were tweeted out by bots or fake Twitter accounts. The majority of them are recently created accounts from May 2017 that are lacking photos or tweets - telltale signs of a fake or bot account. Read More »

Germany Not Adequately Contributing to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Merkel praised India for implementing that climate pact very "intensively and in a very committed way" and Modi said people had no right to ruin the environment for future generations. "Many nations owe vast sums of money from past years, and it is very unfair to the United States", Trump tweeted , adding, "These nations must pay what they owe". Read More »

Russians Looked to Sway Trump Through Advisers

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The Senate committee then issued separate subpoenas to two of Flynn's businesses, which the panel said were not entitled to 5th Amendment protections. Schiff said after the event that the Flynn subpoenas are likely to go out this week and that there could be additional subpoenas to others, without specifying to whom. Read More »

US shoots down mock warhead over the Pacific

Haley has said that the United States will open a dialogue with Pyongyang if it halts its missile and nuclear tests. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this photo. The est comes amid heightened tensions between the US and Pyongyang over North Korea's continued provocations . Within days, the United States proposed to China that the Security Council strengthen sanctions on North Korea over its repeated ballistic missile launches. Read More »

Key US-Europe relations called into question after Trump trip

India can learn from Germany's success story when it comes to football, according to Modi. The visit by Asian leaders in quick succession have led to the western media calling it an "Asian pivot" to Europe and Germany, the most important pillar of the European Union now that Britain was preparing to exit the largest single market. Read More »

Orlando airport terminal closed after reports of armed man

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Angel yelled at Pettigrew to drop the weapon, but he did not, the report said. Charges of aggravated assault with a firearm are pending against him. A crisis negotiator spent several hours talking to the man, identified as Michael Wayne Pettigrew , before he surrendered to police. "I commend them, they handled it pretty good", he said. Read More »

Modi seeks to repair Russia ties on Europe tour

Addressing reporters at Moncloa Palace, he said that India was in favour of "more productive" ties with Spain. Spain is India's seventh largest trading partner in the European Union. "These sectors have also been identified by my government as priority sectors", he said, adding that there are many complementarities in economic terms between the two countries. Read More »

Prosecutors: Portland man says he stabbed 3

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Authorities say the suspect directed an anti-Muslim rant at two women. "As a Muslim, it's unnerving to know - being a father, being a husband, being a son - that this could have been one of the many women in our mosque and the greater Portland area", Harris Zafar, who has lived in Portland for 31 years, told The Oregonian . Read More »

Sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra Assaulted In Delhi Assembly

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Once outside, Mishra said he was attacked by AAP members who were enraged at his campaign against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and other party leaders. But I am not afraid of them. "I had written a letter to the Speaker on Kejriwal's corruption and asked to be allowed to speak during the Assembly session". Read More »

At least 64 killed in car bombing in Kabul's diplomatic zone

The ministry did not have details on the possible target of the attack. The explosion, one of the deadliest in Kabul and coming at the start of the holy month of Ramadan, occurred close to the fortified entrance to the German embassy on a road usually choked with traffic at that time of day, said Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for Kabul police. Read More »

Kabul blast- At least 19 dead, 319 wounded, confirms ministry

More than 50 vehicles were destroyed and dozens of the buildings around the site were damaged by the blast . German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said a security guard at the embassy was killed and some staff were wounded. He also paid condolences to the bereaved families of the deceased. In the meantime, Iranian media reported that the explosion has damaged the residence of Tehran's ambassador to Kabul but all diplomats are safe. Read More »

Haley defends Kushner, says he will continue to do his work

He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programmes that will save our country billions of dollars. And the fact that we know that Kushner isn't exactly the most beloved figure in the White House , having already had a very public run-in with senior strategist Steve Bannon back in April. Read More »

Trump to decide on Paris climate deal in 'next few days'

Highlighting the seriousness of the impact of climate change, Guterres said the effects of climate change were unsafe and they were accelerating. The move, if confirmed, comes despite the urging of European leaders at the G-7 summit last week in meetings with Trump not to abandon the accord. Read More »

Texas state lawmaker says he received racist calls after House floor scuffle

Greg Abbott . Hundreds of protesters are putting on red t-shirts and singing " lucha " "fight" while holding banners reading "See you in court!" protestors made sure they aren't going anywhere. Rinaldi said he called in federal ICE agents because he believed some of the protestors in legislative chambers were illegal and held signs that read, "I am illegal and here to stay ". Read More »

Philippine military chief says at least 4 foreign extremists killed

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The mayor also expressed hope that the Marawi City violence will cause no spillover effects in other parts of the country including Baguio. "They asked me to recite some verses in the Quran and left when they were satisfied". Government troops are in control "except in certain areas" that militants hold, making "surgical airstrikes" necessary, he said. A Catholic priest who was taken hostage by the ISIS jihadists says he's being held along with 200 other captives, including children. Read More »

Election day ahead: Amber Rudd up for debate as PM heads west

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Mr Corbyn said: "I will be taking part in tonight's debate because I believe we must give people the chance to hear and engage with the leaders of the main parties before they vote". With polls showing May is more trusted to deliver Brexit than Corbyn, she will look to keep the election debate tightly focused on the upcoming talks, seeking to recover from a backlash to her plans to make elderly voters pay more towards the cost of their old age care. Read More »

Salem girl found safe after Amber Alert

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Deputies had been asking for the public's help in locating a maroon two-tone extended cab pickup truck with dark rear side windows, believed to be carrying two men and the abducted 13-year-old girl. "Trinity is described as a Caucasian female, standing 5'3" tall, and weighing 130 pounds. The blonde-haired girl was last seen wearing shorts and a shirt with a yellow and white drawstring bag. Read More »

White House rallies to Kushner defense

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Mr Kushner had been regarded as an ascendent figure in the White House and a flag-bearer for the more moderate voices in the administration. Then last week happened. The President has publicly come out in support of Mr Kushner , saying: "I have total confidence in him". Is Kushner taking steps to make certain that he is not violating the Constitution? But, privately the picture is less clear. Read More »

USA tests missile defence system

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Four of those tests have been successful, including the most recent one in 2014, according to The Associated Press . A South Korean military official said the North fired one missile on Monday, clarifying an earlier assessment that there may have been more than one launch . Read More »

Man shot dead in underground auto park victim of Kinahan-Hutch feud

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Investigating officers have revealed another auto was found on fire in a lane off nearby Clonliffe Avenue in Drumcondra at about 7.55am. The alarm wasn't raised until 90 minutes later. A vehicle, believed to have been used in Wednesday morning's attack by the gunman and a getaway driver, was found on Clonliffe Avenue, Dublin 1, just over 1km from the scene. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin hold frank talks in Versailles

Macron , 39, who won the May 17 election in a landslide, said he and Putin had "extremely frank" talks but emphasized that Russian Federation and France could work together on issues like terrorism. Macron also called on Putin to investigate the LGBTQ persecutions taking place in Chechnya. "They are influence operations", Macron said , as Putin shifted uneasily from side to side. Read More »

Trump braces to defend top aide over new Russian Federation calls

Trump also weighed in on Twitter yesterday, saying the leaks are fabricated lies made up by the fake news media. President Trump is back home. In a statement to the New York Times Sunday, President Trump expressed his support for Kushner, though did not directly mention the allegations regarding him seeking secret communications. Read More »

Hit or miss, missile defense test is a key milestone

North Korea says its nuclear and missile programs are a defense against perceived US military threats. The North's test launch of a short-range ballistic missile landed in the sea off its east coast and was the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying worldwide pressure and threats of more sanctions. Read More »

U.S. anti-ICBM system in first successful live-fire test

The test "demonstrates that we have a capable, credible deterrent against a very real threat", Syring said. While today's test was not timed because of recent North Korean actions, he said, North Korea is one of the reasons why the USA has the capability. Read More »

Two dead in school shooting in Saudi Arabia; no children present

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The school was closed and residents were urged to avoid the area. The school, located in central Riyadh, opened in 2000 and offers boys' and girls' education from kindergarten to high school, according to its website. First lady Melania Trump visits American International School in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 21, 2017. Kingdom Schools is owned and operated by Kingdom Holdings, a company of Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. Read More »

Portland, ore. Unease about white supremacy grows after stabbings

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Authorities say Christian started verbally abusing two young women, including one wearing a hijab. Detectives are looking into his background and extremist ideology , police said . But Christian continued shouting, including a statement about "decapitating heads", the man later told police . Fletcher told the local NBC station on Tuesday that he was trying to come to terms with the tragedy. Read More »