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Canadian officials express concern, solidarity after deadly explosion in UK

British police said the incident, in which at least 50 people were injured, was being treated as a terrorist incident. Some 400 officers were deployed overnight to help with the investigation. "As I turned around, boom, one loud noise", she told Sky News . "We are certain its perpetrators will not escape the punishment they deserve", he said, according to the Kremlin website. Read More »

'Fatalities' after explosion at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

Manchester police confirmed that the blast was reported to them at 22:33 summer time (2133 GMT) at the end of a pop concert by US singer Ariana Grande . Gary Walker from Leeds told BBC Radio 5 Live he was hit by shrapnel in his foot and his wife sustained a stomach wound as they waited for their daughters to come out of the concert. Read More »

Tillerson holds briefing in Saudi Arabia without USA press

Trump talked about the 9/11 attacks and the Boston bombing in the United States , and noted terrorist attacks across the world. Many of Trump's voters backed him because of his black-and-white stance on the evils of terrorism generally and Muslim terrorism specifically. Read More »

Ariana Grande "broken" in tweet after Manchester attack

Ambulances streamed to the scene as the regional NHS Trust said they were responding to the incident. According to the BBC , senior counter-terrorism officers are assembling in London and are liaising with the Home Office. Police departments in the US, including Chicago, are monitoring the Manchester situation. He added: "We are grieving today, but we are strong". Read More »

'Panic' after deadly Manchester Arena blast

Confirming the details of the attack, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Ian Hopkins said the investigation to identify the perpetrators behind the deadly attack is underway, until which the attack is being treated as a terrorist incident. Read More »

Trump says Iran will never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon

Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall in the disputed city, placing his hand on one of the most sacred sites in Judaism in a highly symbolic move. Trump did not visit the Muslim sites above the Western Wall. Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinowitz said he and Trump recited two psalms. Netanyahu had asked to join the visit. Read More »

Turkey protests over 'aggression' against bodyguards in US

Now, the State Department has confirmed that its Diplomatic Security Service, D.C. Police, and the Secret Service are all investigating the incident. He was referring to large anti-government demonstrations four years ago, when hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to protest against plans to build replica Ottoman barracks on Gezi park in central Istanbul. Read More »

Trump heads for Bethlehem to see Palestinian leader

Trump was greeted Tuesday morning by Abbas at the president's headquarters in Bethlehem and their meeting is now underway. He called Trump's visit to the Western Wall particularly noteworthy given Obama's decision not to veto the "stupidest United Nations resolution ever", which declared that the site is not part of Israel. Read More »

South Korea fires warning shots after North Korea launches unidentified projectile

The army provided no other details but local media has speculated the object could have been a North Korean drone. North Korea is also building nuclear-tipped missiles and has greeted new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who wants to reach out to the North, with two missile test-launches, part of a flurry of tests since leader Kim Jong Un took over in late 2011. Read More »

White House clashes with ethics office

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The ranking member of the Senate committee responsible for regulating pensions on Monday urged the Office of Government Ethics to investigate whether President Donald Trump was violating the Constitution's Emoluments Clause, after a report that public pension funds in several states had paid millions to an investment fund that owns a Trump hotel. Read More »

North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

The South's military said the launch had provided the North with data to improve its missiles' reliability, but whether it had mastered the re-entry technology for the warhead needs additional analysis. President Donald Trump . The details about the missile comes amid concerns that Pyongyang could target South Korea and US amid growing tensions surrounding the reclusive nation's nuclear advancements. Read More »

Nineteen killed in terror blast at United Kingdom pop concert

Police have confirmed 19 people were killed and more than 50 were injured, following an explosion at the conclusion of the singer's Manchester Arena show. The deadliest bomb attack on British soil took place on July 7, 2005 when four British suicide bombers inspired by Al-Qaeda attack London's transport system, killing 52 and wounding 700. Read More »

Backed rebels say they wrested key Syrian city from ISIS

Until Tuesday, official United States policy was to supply weapons only to the Arab components of the SDF - never to its Kurds. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly discuss the matter, said artillery or surface-to-air missiles will not be provided. Read More »

Trump Told Russians He Fired 'Nut Job' Comey To Ease Investigation

Comey was sacked the day before President Trump met with Russian officials, where it was reported that he leaked classified information to those officials during the meeting. He then added: "I'm not under investigation". The FBI was looking into the Trump campaign's potential ties with Russian Federation, which intelligence agencies concluded meddled in the 2016 election in an effort to get the Republican candidate elected. Read More »

Belt and Road initiative extends to countries apart from Asia, Europe

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While some details remain sketchy - and some countries are skeptical or sitting things out for now - China has elevated the plan to a national strategy. "China has learned this lesson well and so has Africa", said the President. "That said, there is still a long way to go, as the Belt and Road is a long-term undertaking". Read More »

UK PM to chair Cobra meeting after blast

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Paula Robinson, 48, from West Dalton about 40 miles east of Manchester , said she was at the train station next to the arena with her husband when she felt the explosion and saw dozens of teenage girls screaming and running away from arena. Read More »