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19 confirmed dead after explosions at Ariana Grande concert in England

Grande performed at Austin's Frank Erwin Center in October 2015 as part of her North American tour. "There was heat on my neck and when I looked up there were bodies everywhere", she told The Guardian newspaper. Social media posts from the scene showed panicked concertgoers running down the arena's stairs in an attempt to get away. Greater Manchester Police announced Tuesday that they had arrested a 23-year-old man in the south of the city in connection with the attack. Read More »

NRB Urges US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Speaking from his home in Jerusalem Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nentanyahu welcomed President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania to the Holy City. Will the USA embassy move to Jerusalem? White House spokesman Sean Spicer, later asked about McMaster's comments, said "It's clearly in Jerusalem ". Read More »

Trump arrives for talks with Palestinian leader in Bethlehem

Isis has claimed responsibility have yet been made for the suicide bomb which targeted concert-goers, including several children, at an Ariana Grande pop concert in Manchester on Monday night. "We stand in absolute solidarity with people of the United Kingdom", Trump said. The Palestinians, if an independent Palestinian state is created, want to claim east Jerusalem as their capital. Read More »

Unity, consensus is solution against terrorism: Iranian President


They achieved a relative success in the nuclear talks, where they "negotiated with respect" with the representatives of the Iranian people, Rouhani added. Iranian-backed forces have been fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq and support the government of President Bashar Assad in its battle against Sunni fighters in Syria. Read More »

Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses border


The test-firing came just one week after the North launched a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile, which according to Pyongyang was capable of carrying a "heavy" nuclear warhead. South Korea's military fired warning shots across the military demarcation line at an unidentified object flying on Tuesday afternoon, as tensions remained high on the peninsula days after another North Korea missile test. Read More »

Trump Becomes First US President to Visit Jerusalem's Western Wall

US President Donald Trump (2ndL) looks at his wife Melania signing a guest book as Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (3rd L) and his wife Nechama (R) stand nearby at Rivlin's residence in occupied Jerusalem on Monday. The president was referring to his May 10 meeting at the White House with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov where he reportedly shared intelligence information from Israel about ISIS. Read More »

Trump to stay in 'armored suite' in Israel


The White House is doing damage control after video surfaced Friday of official USA maps that erased key areas in Israel, a move that only fueled concern about the Trump administration position on the Jewish state. As Ambassador Haley told CBN, "Obviously I believe that the capital should be in Jerusalem and the embassy should be moved to Jerusalem ". The visit will be a significant foreign policy test for Trump, who has yet to demonstrate a firm grasp of the nuances of Middle East ... Read More »

Trump asked 2 intel chiefs to deny Russia collusion


Trump's conversation with Rogers was documented in an internal memo. Michael Rogers, refused the alleged requests from the President. CNN reported in February that the White House had asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to push back against stories in the press about potential coordination between Trump associates and Russian Federation. Read More »

Counting underway in Iran Presidential election

Mr Rouhani also thanked former reformist President Mohammad Khatami, apparently defying a media ban on citing the ex-leader's name. Iranians none the less flocked to the polls, with turnout hitting 73 per cent. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif also congratulated Hassan Rouhani on his re-election for the second term. Others wore green, representing the reformist movement crushed by security forces after a 2009 election, whose leaders have been under house arrest since 2011. Read More »

Pacific ministers meet seeking to finalize trade pact


That changed approach has been evident in Hanoi at the meeting among countries that account for more than 40 percent of world trade. But US trade representative Robert Lighthizer said that this was not an option, adding that the country would prefer to seek bilateral trade deals with jurisdictions in the region. Read More »

United Kingdom police say 23-year-old man arrested over Manchester attack

ISIS have claimed responsiblity for the barbaric attack and a 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident following raids in the city. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that it was "incomprehensible that someone could use a joyful pop concert to kill or seriously injure so many people". Read More »

Ukrainian President, PM express condolences over Manchester attack


Greater Manchester Police said they were called to the venue at around 10.33pm and approach roads were closed. The first unconfirmed reports of an explosion emerged shortly after 2145 GMT on Monday. More than 400 officers are deployed to deal with the terrorist attack, it added. "A huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena", said concertgoer Majid Khan, 22. Read More »

McMaster doesn't deny that Trump called Comey a "nut job"

McMaster was one of the people present for a meeting with the Russian ambassador and foreign minister earlier this month where the president reportedly revealed sensitive intelligence information and boasted of firing Comey, who was investigating Russia's ties to Trump's campaign. Read More »

Justice Carpio calls for fresh arbitration case over China war 'threat'

China and ASEAN member states spoke highly of the significance of the approval of the code of conduct framework draft, saying it is "an important interim achievement in the entire negotiation of the COC", according to the news release. After officials met in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, China's foreign ministry said the framework had been agreed, although it gave no details of its contents. Read More »

Trump Denies Israel Was Source Of Intelligence

Oded Revivi (OH-dead Re-VEE-veeis) is the chief foreign envoy of the Yesha settlers' council. When he met Abbas earlier this month in Washington, he stopped shortly of explicitly recommitting his administration to a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict, a long-standing foundation of USA policy. Read More »

In A Historic First, Trump Visits Old City Of Jerusalem

Trump will be testing the waters for jumpstarting the dormant Middle East peace process, though White House officials have tamped down prospects for a breakthrough on the trip. The US has never recognised Israeli sovereignty over territory occupied in 1967, including east Jerusalem . Later Tuesday, Trump will return to Jerusalem to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and give a speech at the Israel Museum before wrapping up his two-day stop and flying on to Europe . Read More »

Deaths confirmed at Manchester concert

The explosion is being treated as a terrorist incident, Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins confirms . Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Ian Hopkins held a late press conference Monday and said that they're now treating the explosion at Manchester Arena as a "terrorist incident" until they have further information. Read More »

Explosion rocks Manchester arena, leaves fatalities


She said there were people "screaming and crying everywhere shouting that there's a bomb and also people were saying there's a shooter". Hopkins added that emergency services received more than 240 calls in the aftermath of the incident and that 400 extra police officers, including armed officers, had been mobilized as part of the operation. Read More »

Concert-goer says security at Ariana Grande show was lax

According to the police, the unknown attacker died after detonating explosives shortly after 10:33 pm (2133 GMT) at Manchester Arena, which has the capacity to hold 21,000 people. "It's the most disgusting feeling ever, to know your daughter is there and you don't know whether she's dead or alive", she said. Universal Music Group, parent company for Grande's record label, Republic Records, posted a statement on Facebook. Read More »

Trump Asked Intel Heads To Push Back On FBI Russia Probe

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency director Michael Rogers refused to comply with Trump's requests because they believed them inappropriate, according to two current and two former officials, the Post said. Read More »

Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget

President Trump's budget is an unprecedented assault on people living in hunger and poverty", said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. The budget would dramatically shift spending to the Pentagon from domestic programs. However, Mulvaney said he and the administration are confident in those assumptions. Read More »

Fresh terror fears as Manchester shopping centre evacuated by police


He said: "This has been the most horrific incident we have had to face in Greater Manchester and one that we all hoped we would never see". Armed police have been deployed at transport hubs and "crowded places" in Scotland following the Manchester attack, Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley announced today. Read More »

Trump Israel trip 1st presidential flight from Saudi Arabia


After a reporter asked Netanyahu if he was concerned by reports that Trump had shared highly sensitive intelligence about a terrorist threat with two senior Russian officials in an Oval Office meeting on May 10, Trump jumped in to deny that he ever "mentioned the word or the name Israel". Read More »