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Trump asked two intel chiefs to deny Russian Federation collusion

Flynn was asked to resign in February after it became public that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about phone calls with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak, in which he discussed USA sanctions. The Post story said a record of Trump's request to Rogers was in a memo from a senior NSA official - and that memo, as well as any that may be from the DNI's office, would be available to former FBI Director Robert Mueller , the special counsel appointed last week to ... Read More »

Manchester bombing victim, 8, was "a beautiful little girl"

Chris Upton of Tarleton Community Primary School told the Guardian newspaper, "Saffie was simply a attractive little girl in every aspect of the word. Many people who attended the concert are still unaccounted for, like 15-year-old Olivia Campbell. It is understood that they are being treated in hospital. Read More »

Britain's MI5 says revolted by Manchester attack


Police are urging anyone with photos, videos or dash-cam footage of the Manchester Arena explosion to hand them over to authorities "as a matter of urgency". Noting that the audience at the concert included many young children and families, the prime minister said: "All acts of terrorism are cowardly attacks on innocent people, but this attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice, deliberately targeting innocent defenceless children and young people who should have been enjoying ... Read More »

Questions about Russian Federation chase Trump during first Israel visit

He didn't elaborate on the more delicate question: whether the administration would change USA policy over the status of Jerusalem . "I believe in a renewed effort to reach peace between Israelis and Palestinians ". Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud appeared especially eager to "see peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians ", Trump said. He has appointed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior adviser on brokering an agreement, while Jason Greenblatt, formerly a ... Read More »

US President Donald Trump condemns 'evil losers' behind Manchester attack


As a candidate, Trump pledged to move the embassy to Jerusalem , Israel's capital, but since assuming the presidency he has retreated. On a visit to the Yad Vashem memorial, the president and first lady Melania Trump laid a wreath on a stone slab under which ashes from some of those killed in concentration camps are buried. Read More »

I did not mention Israel to Russian diplomats

But news accounts have not accused Trump of naming Israel as a source of the information. Regarding peace, Trump said the prime minister is "working very hard at it". Trump blurted out a defense of his conduct in the May 10 meeting with the diplomats when a US reporter asked Netanyahu at a photo session whether the Israeli prime minister was concerned about sharing sensitive intelligence with the U.S. Read More »

Trump administration wavers on location of Western Wall


President Donald Trump with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before their meeting at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on Monday. Various reports, quoting anonymous officials, have said Trump did share classified information with Russian diplomats about the threat posed by the Islamic State group, and several have said that information came from Israeli intelligence. Read More »

Death toll in Manchester bombing climbs to 22, including children


President Trump, who is now on a trip to Israel, condemned the "evil losers" responsible for the attack, which he said preyed on "innocent children". A CNN journalist saw a heavy armed police presence in parts of the city, particularly outside the Royal Infirmary Hospital where several victims are being treated. Read More »

Gen. Keane: Trump Building 'Framework of an Arab NATO' during Mideast Visit

While declaring terrorism to be a "battle between good and evil", he said that it should be fought by "decent people" of all religions. President Trump called on Muslims around the globe to unite in the war against terrorism. The closest Trump came to acknowledging the human rights situation was a call for the region's leaders to stand together against "the oppression of women". Read More »

Saudi oil minister expects extension of production cut deal

Oil prices rose on Monday, supported by reports that an OPEC-led supply cut would not only be extended into next year but might also be deepened in order to tightening the market and prop up prices. Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC member Russian Federation, the world's top two oil producers , last week agreed on the need to prolong he current deal on cuts, which expires in June, until March 2018, pushing up prices. Read More »

Vehicle bomb kills four in Syria`s Homs: state media


SANA said police destroyed a auto carrying two suicide attackers before they were able to reach a checkpoint near al-Mustaqbal crossroad on Damascus International Airport road. No casualties have been reported from the Sayeda Zeinab explosion, but state media said the auto contained two individuals when it was destroyed. Also on Tuesday, Syrian authorities destroyed a vehicle rigged with explosives near al-Mustaqbal crossroad on the road to the Damascus International Airport. Read More »

Rep. Jason Chaffetz set to announce he will leave Congress in June

His announcement came after he said last month he would not seek re-election in 2018 and was considering leaving his post before his current term ends. Department of Justice if documents exist to verify allegations of Trump's tampering with the FBI review of his campaign's ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Burr: Senate Intel Panel Hasn't Received Response From Flynn on Honoring Subpoena


Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) told reporters Thursday that Flynn's lawyers have yet to turn over any documents , although there "may be a day or two left" for them to do so. President Trump brought him on anyway. Republican Mike Conaway and the panel's top Democrat, Adam Schiff, said in a statement that they were seeking the documents as part of their own ongoing probe into alleged Russian interference into the 2016 USA election. Read More »

All eyes were on France as South Korea elected pro-China president


The 40-minute conversation was the first in eight months between the heads of the two nations as relations suffered after Moon's predecessor allowed the install Thaad . SEOUL , South Korea (AP) - South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in told his Chinese counterpart that he plans to send a special delegation to Beijing for talks on North Korea and a contentious USA missile-defense shield, raising the prospect of a thaw in relations between the Asian neighbors. Read More »

Donald Trump hails 'unbreakable bond' with Israel ahead of peace talks

Nearby, First Lady Melania Trump and first daughter Ivanka visited the women's area of the wall, one of Judaism's most sacred sites. Israel on Sunday authorized a few economic concessions to the Palestinians requested by President Donald Trump , hours before the United States leader began a visit in which he hopes to revive peace talks frozen since 2014. Read More »

Islamic State claims responsibility for Manchester attack


The Guardian reported this morning that a 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the explosion . ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack but offered no evidence to support their claim. "As we were leaving a bomb or explosion went off centimetres in front of me", Abby Mullen told the Mail. In a statement, the club said: "Due to the tragic events in Manchester last night, and the effect that this has had on everyone here at the club and within our city, we have chose ... Read More »

Donald Trump becomes first sitting US president to visit Western Wall

The Western Wall is not officially recognised as Israeli territory, and the Trump administration has not been clear about whether they believe the holy site is part of Israel . Before meeting Netanyahu, Trump visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem where according to Christian tradition Jesus was buried and resurrected. Read More »

Trump Encourages Israel to Team Up With Arab Neighbors Against Iran

Immediately following the visit , Trump returned to Jerusalem in order to lay a wreath at Yad Vashem in memory of the Holocaust victims. Mr Abbas said he was keen to "keep the door open to dialogue with our Israeli neighbours". The Palestinians want a state in the West Bank , Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem , lands Israel captured in 1967. But the visit also comes as the U.S. Read More »

Trump calls on the global community to fight terrorism

Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations. "Instead, we are here to offer a partnership, based on shared interest and values". For all the sound and fury over his public remarks and tweets in Washington, President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia has been a very different story. Read More »

Trump Focuses On Impact Of Terrorism During Speech In Saudi Arabia


Mr Qassemi added that the USA and its allies " should know that Iran is a democratic, stable and powerful country " and that it promotes "peace, good neighbourliness, and the creation of a world opposed to violence and extremism". India is among countries that have been victims of terrorism, Trump says . However, Mr Trump may face concerns from Israelis over the new 110 billion USA dollar (£85 billion) arms deal he announced during his stop in Saudi Arabia as well as questions from ... Read More »

Families wait for information after Manchester attack

The Prime Minister said in her statement in Downing Street that the security services had identified the bomber and are trying to work out whether he was acting alone. Theresa May described the attack as an act of "callous terrorism" and said that "our way of life will always prevail". "We were just trying to figure where everyone was". Read More »

Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and 59 hurt


Some 59 people were also injured in the blast when the attacker detonated an improvised explosive device at the Manchester Arena. He asked people not to speculate on the assailant's identity or share names. Manchester Arena has a capacity of 21,000. "It was one bang and essentially everyone from the other side of the arena where the bang was heard from suddenly came running towards us", an eyewitness said. Read More »