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Almost 20 dead in explosion at Ariana Grande concert

Video from inside the arena showed concertgoers screaming as they made their way out amid a sea of pink balloons. Parents hunted for missing children after the blast. He said that Manchester is "grieving today, but we are strong". In March, a British-born convert to Islam ploughed a vehicle into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge, killing four people before stabbing to death a police officer who was on the grounds of parliament. Read More »

22 dead in Manchester blast; attacker; terrorist died detonating explosive

There are reports that a raid was carried out in the Whalley Range area of the city. ISIS has repeatedly called for its supporters in the West to attack "soft targets" like sports events and concerts in any way possible. This terror attack has been receiving massive reaction from across the world. A friend of Katie's, who'd been looking forward to the concert since getting tickets in February, described the mood following the concert turning to panic in an instant. Read More »

White House website captions Trump livestream as coming from 'Jerusalem, Israel'

Trump also expressed optimism that he can help facilitate peace between Israel and Palestinians. But in both the West Bank and Gaza, Palestinians held angry protests against the US president's visit. The US president's talks in Bethlehem with the Palestinian president came after Trump on Monday made a heavily symbolic visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . Read More »

19 people killed, 59 hurt in blast at United Kingdom concert

A reporter from the Guardian who was on the scene tweeted that "small children" appeared to be among the injured. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but US officials drew parallels to the coordinated attacks in November 2015 by Islamist militants on the Bataclan concert hall and other sites in Paris , which claimed about 130 lives. Read More »

Manchester Arena blast kills 19 and is being treated as terrorist incident

Speaking this morning, Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins said: "We are treating this as a terrorist incident. The priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network", Hopkins said. Meanwhile, Ariana Grande has cancelled her world tour because of the bomb blast at her Manchester concert. Armed police next to an ambulance after a suspected terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by United States star Ariana Grande left ... Read More »

Packed field of Utah candidates vie for Chaffetz seat

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz blasted anonymous individuals who have leaked damaging information about the Trump administration to the press. Jason Chaffetz while Utah's governor and legislators are tussling over whether the state needs to pass emergency laws for a special election. Chaffetz became a campaign manager and chief of staff to former Utah Gov. Read More »

Terror attack at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester: What we know

Another 23-year-old man has been arrested in south Manchester in connection to the bombing, police said. Some parents still haven't heard from their children. "The only thing they were interested in was if we had any bottles of water with us". Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was "shocked" by the attack and asked for people to keep the victims and their families in mind. Read More »

Brennan worried about Russia, American contacts

House of Representatives Intelligence Committee. Meanwhile, Brennan is also likely to face questions about a split among intelligence leaders last summer over the goal of Russia's meddling in the USA election - whether it was created to support Trump or merely spur chaos and confusion in the election. Read More »

Trump seals $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia with awkward dance

However, news accounts have not accused Mr Trump of naming Israel as a source of the information. "It empowers the people particularly the next generation, your generation", said Ivanka, who is also Trump's advisor. Among the agreements was an arms deal worth nearly $110 billion with Saudi Arabia, described as the largest in US history. "We must stop what they are doing to inspire, because they do nothing to inspire but kill, and we are having a very profound effect if you look at what ... Read More »

Trump Slams 'Evil Losers' Behind Manchester Terror Attack

President Trump said the US stood in "absolute solidarity" with the United Kingdom and slammed the " evil losers " behind Monday night's apparent terrorist attack in Manchester, England. -Israeli intelligence cooperation is "terrific". The moment was an abrupt interruption of an otherwise warm and smooth welcome for Trump to the Holy Land. Read More »

UK's May says police believe they know identity of Manchester attacker


Smith II. A suicide bomber deliberately chose the place where he could cause "maximum carnage" when he detonated a bomb at a pop concert in Manchester, the UK Prime Minister Theresa May said. The incident is Britain's second terror attack in less than two months. USA officials drew parallels between the blast and the coordinated attacks in November 2015 by Islamist militants on the Bataclan concert hall and other sites in Paris , which claimed about 130 lives. Read More »

Sweeping changes expected in tomorrow's cabinet reshuffle


The move to switch the portfolios of foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera and finance minister Ravi Karunanayake was part of the first cabinet reshuffle by Sirisena, who is under fire over the performance of some of his ministers, since 2015, when he formed the coalition government in Sri Lanka. Read More »

Syrian fighters take back town, dam from IS

Concerns were raised earlier this year that the dam could be damaged in the fighting or degraded by lack of maintenance, or that the extremists might sabotage it to flood the surrounding areas. Erdogan vowed to bring up "our worries" on the issue in talks with US President Donald Trump on May 16 in Washington. The Pentagon has previously armed only Arab elements of the SDF. Read More »

Tillerson holds briefing in Saudi Arabia without United States press


When asked about why Melania and Ivanka opted not to cover their heads in Saudi Arabia , the White House said that there was no requirement to wear such coverings, CNN reported . The official briefed on Sunday's meeting said the package includes building permits for Palestinians in Area C that has largely been off limits to Palestinian development until now. Read More »

Trump sets sight on the big deal: Mideast peace

He says "that would be an wonderful accomplishment". Abbas called on Israel to accept the demands for better conditions by hundreds of imprisoned Palestinians who have been on a hunger strike for 37 days. President Donald Trump is meeting Tuesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas . Trump is expected to make remarks during the meeting on the deadly explosion at a concert in Manchester, England. Read More »

Manchester Arena blast: What we know so far

I am heartbroken for all. "May it be a comfort to those grieving in Manchester tonight that so many around the world mourn in solidarity with them", Pelosi added. "The news from Manchester is simply appalling". They said in a statement: "Words can not express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack". Read More »

GOP chairman: Trump's Comey tweet 'inappropriate'


The first candidate to be interviewed was Alice Fisher, a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration. "These are outstanding people that are very well known, highest level". 'Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein's office has confirmed to Senator Schumer's office that Mr. Rosenstein will come to brief the full Senate next week, ' Schumer's spokesman Matt House said in a statement. Read More »

Macron's Cabinet: 11 men, 11 women cross political spectrum


Jean-Yves Le Drian, 69, former defence minister under former president Francois Hollande , stays on in Mr Macron's government as foreign minister and Europe minister. The announcement initially planned for Tuesday was pushed back a day while authorities dug more deeply into candidates' tax records and financial assets for signs of potential conflicts of interest. Read More »

President Trump And Other World Leaders Have Condemned The Manchester Attack

Trump accused former President Barack Obama of strengthening Iran's capabilities. During his presidential campaign, Trump advocated breaking with decades of precedent and moving the U.S. The U.S. president has said he believes he can help clinch what he calls the ultimate deal: Mideast peace. Trump delivered his remarks alongside Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem , where the two men met to advance peace talks on the Israeli-Palestinian ... Read More »

Trump travels to Bethlehem for talks with Palestinian president

Of course, by going out of his way to mention Israel, Trump just all but confirmed that he did expose Israeli intelligence gathering operations. Abbas and Trump are scheduled to meet in the West Bank city of Bethlehem , known for the Church of the Nativity, which is, according to Christian belief, built on the site where Jesus Christ was born. Read More »

Theresa May to chair Cobra meeting after Manchester 'terrorist attack'

A SUICIDE bomber has killed 22 people, including children, as an explosion tore through fans leaving a pop concert in Manchester. Such a horrific incident has drawn reactions of celebrities from across the globe. The blast took place towards the end of the concert when the crowd was moving out of the venue. Grande tweeted: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. Read More »

Egypt refers militants to military trial over church attacks


Egypt's public prosecutor's office said on Friday that of the 48 suspects, 31 are in custody, with 17 still at large, according to Al Jazeera. The defendants are accused of being involved in the December 2016 suicide bombing on St Peter's Church in Cairo that killed 29 worshippers, as well as the two Palm Sunday suicide bombings in April 2017 that killed 46 people at two Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria . Read More »