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Increased security in Derbyshire following Manchester terror attack

This will include the deployment of extra armed officers, said the statement. Members of the public should not be concerned about the patrols, they are not in response to any specific threat but are there to reassure members of the public of the security measures we have in place to help protect them and keep them safe. Read More »

Ex-Trump official will not hand over subpoenaed docs


File image of Michael Flynn . The Senate committee asked Flynn and three other Trump campaign associates for documents, including lists of meetings he had with the Russians during the campaign. Trump said during a September campaign rally in Iowa. "If I were president-elect of the United States, I wouldn't let General Flynn in the White House", Christie said. Read More »

Brazil's Temer says he will only leave office if forced


Brazilians around the country staged demonstrations Sunday calling for their president to step down after the supreme court opened an investigation into allegations he endorsed the payment of hush money to a jailed former lawmaker. Economic minister Henrique Meirelles told investors Friday he believed Temer would be able to hold on to power, but that he was also willing to stay on under a different administration to limit the impact of the political turbulence on the market. Read More »

Taiwan should be included in South China Sea negotiations: rep

The meeting was co-chaired by Permanent Secretary of Singapore's Foreign Ministry Chee Wee Kiong and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin . The Philippines welcomed the finalization of the draft of the framework. What can the Philippine government do? China on Friday said it does not oppose the joint naval exercise by India and Singapore in the disputed South China Sea as long as it does not "hurt" its interest. Read More »

'Broken' Ariana Grande speaks out following attack at her concert in Manchester

The 23-year-old from Palm Beach County in Florida is not quite a household name here in Ireland but she can command huge audiences in concert, as she did in Dublin's 3Arena last week. Manchester Arena officials said the explosion took place in a public space outside of the arena bowl. Callander was a fan of the British bands Fifth Harmony and One Direction. Read More »

Manchester attack perpetrators are 'evil losers,' Trump says


They would think that's a great name. "I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack, and to the many killed and the families, so many families of the victims", Trump said. Netanyahu's comments came days after a rift appeared to form between the US and Israeli alliance, as the Trump administration refused to recognize Israeli sovereignty over East Jerusalem , including the Western Wall, considered the holiest site where Jews may pray. Read More »

Manchester terror attack: what we know so far

The City of Dundee has offered its support to Manchester after a packed music venue was targeted by a suicide bomber last night. "Details of a casualty bureau will follow as soon as possible". "Not long after a huge bang went off - I stood there and thought it was a bomb - it was too loud not to be". "It was a really big explosion". Ivo Delgado, another witness, recalled hearing one explosion before he saw people running. Read More »

President Trump set to unveil a trillion dollar budget plan

President Donald Trump's promise not to touch Social Security and Medicare benefits. Trump's budget comes packaged with tax cuts and assumes the economy will grow faster as a result, which would balance the budget by 2027. "We're going to measure compassion and success by the number of people we help get off of those programs to get back in charge of their own lives". The submission will set off months of debate in Congress. Read More »

The Plot Thickens in Trump Probe

The report published on May 22 mentions Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and Director of the National Security Agency Michael S Rogers, who Trump reportedly approached separately. Trump's conversation with Rogers was documented contemporaneously in an internal memo written by a senior NSA official, according to the officials. Read More »

Palestine boils as Trump meets Abbas


Donald Trump has said that if Israel and the Palestinians could forge peace, it would spill over across the wider region. President Trump kicked off his two-day trip to Israel on Monday with a historic visit to the Western Wall , and expressed optimism that a "new level of partnership" among the USA, the Jewish State and the Arab world could foster peace in the region. Read More »

Mueller briefed on secret Comey memos, source says

In a response to CNN , a White House spokesperson, who declined to be identified by name, said: "The White House does not confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals". Brennan is underscoring here that the Russians did actively try to help Trump , especially by aiming to make Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton look unpalatable to voters. Read More »

Manchester United express sympathy and 'deep shock' over Arena explosion

The Greater Manchester Police Department reported via Twitter that the agency is treating the incident as a terror attack until proven otherwise. A US Department of Homeland Security statement said it was "closely monitoring" the situation. There were reports that a hotel near Manchester Arena had taken in over 50 children who were unaccompanied at the gig. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation director was a 'nut job,' Trump told Russians


The New York Times reported that Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office that firing the Comey had relieved "great pressure ". The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter. Read More »

Trump denounces Manchester attack by 'evil losers'


This gesture would have been an acknowledgment by the United States that Jerusalem is the rightful capital of Israel . The leaders are expected to discuss resuming long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. "However, whether by circumstance or by design there are new factors that are realigning the traditional equation of the impasse", he said. Israel and Sunni countries have become de facto allies in recent years, a trend accelerated by their shared suspicion of Obama's strategy to ... Read More »

Amber Rudd responds to 'barbaric' Manchester attack

TMZ reported that Grande, who had just left the stage before the explosion, was "in hysterics" after learning that 19 people had been killed . We will have more of them but they are losers. "All of our students will gather together today for a time of prayer and reflection and to give thanks for the life of Georgina", the school said. Read More »

Trump tells Abbas violence does not advance peace


While en route to Tel Aviv from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Trump was seeking unity in the fight against terrorism, as well as an opening step in the quest for peace. Later Tuesday, Trump will return to Jerusalem to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and deliver remarks. He travelled eight km (five miles) south from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank , to see Abbas. Read More »

SLIDESHOW: Deadly blast at Ariana Grande UK concert

Police are investigating whether the man had any accomplices, the AP reported . It is the worst terrorist strike on British soil since 2005, when Islamist extremists bombed the London subway and a bus, killing 54 people. The British comedian, presenting "The Late Late Show" on the United States television network CBS, said: "It shocks me every time we hear this sort of news, that attacks like this can happen, but especially when there will be so many children at this concert tonight". Read More »

Manchester terror attack latest: Ariana Grande arena surrounded by cops

He confirmed children were among the dead. USA star Ariana Grande has said she is "broken" following a suspected terrorist attack at her Manchester Arena concert left 22 dead. The department says the USA public may experience increased security in and around public places and events. The US Department of Homeland Security, Britain's biggest intelligence partner, said it was "closely monitoring" the situation. Read More »

McCain: 'Almost Speechless' Over Trump Calling Comey a 'Nutjob'

The Washington Post reports that Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and Michael S. Rogers , Director of the National Security Agency, were both asked by Trump to "push back" against the FBI after James Comey announced that a collusion investigation was underway. Read More »

Trump's inspiring Middle East firsts

The Trump administration had said before the president's trip that he wouldn't recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a pledge he had made during the campaign. The Israeli people want a two-state solution. President Doanld Trump's decision to share with the Russians classified information from Israeli intelligence has put an undercover Israeli agent inside the Islamic State at risk, and has Israelis reasessing what information it shares in the future, according to news reports. Read More »

ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester concert attack

Brown posted on Facebook, next to a picture of her smiling face. Her fans are largely teenagers, and it's not unreasonable to assume that many young people are among the dead. Eyewitnesses said the explosion was heard after the artist had finished her show and left the stage. "All of the staff at the MEN Arena, all of the security teams, all of the emergency teams, Ariana and her team and all of the families affected by tonight", he said. Read More »