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Philippines needs modern arms to fight ISIS, Duterte tells Putin

Human rights groups believe Duterte's violent anti-drug crackdown with local police has left 7,000 to 9,000 suspected drug dealers and addicts dead since entering office in 2016. Philippine Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Maria Cleofe Natividad said the highlight of the trip will be Duterte's May 25 meeting with Putin, whom he has called his "favorite hero". Read More »

North Korea fires medium-range missile in latest test

North Korea said that launch tested the capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead" and put the U.S. mainland within "sighting range". South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) says Chairman General Lee Sun-jin held an emergency video conference with his USA and Japanese counterparts on Tuesday. Read More »

Trump sends Congress $4.1T spending plan

The biggest savings would come from cuts to the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor made as part of a Republican health-care Bill passed by the House of Representatives. U.S. President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress on Tuesday assailed his proposed cuts in the diplomatic and foreign aid budget, making it unlikely the cutbacks in global health, peacekeeping and other programs will take effect. Read More »

Brexit battle is central to Liberal Democrat manifesto

The Liberal Democrats have placed Brexit at the heart of their election manifesto , claiming a bad deal would "wreck the future for our children". In a nod to their recently released paper outlining ways to bolster the creative industry , the Lib Dems say they will be "supporting modern and flexible patent, copyright and licensing rules". Read More »

Senate Goes After Flynn's Businesses After He Snubs Subpoena

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Cummings said Monday that Flynn provided inconsistent or misleading statements to US security clearance investigators in early 2016 during the renewal of his credentials. Trump's national security leadership has said repeatedly that Russian Federation is among the top threats because of its cyber capabilities. The former Trump adviser has publicly claimed he was paid by a speakers' bureau for his appearance at a Moscow gala for Russian television network RT, but documents previously obtained ... Read More »

Palestinians underwhelmed by Trump's West Bank visit

Trump said in a speech in Jerusalem Tuesday that both Israeli and Palestinian leaders "are ready to reach for peace". Authorities in the United Kingdom have confirmed that at least 22 people died after a bomb went off during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night. Read More »

Manchester Bombing Kills 22 As ISIS Says It's 'Just the Beginning

Speaking later alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Trump struck a more somber tone, offering his condolences to the victims and their families. local time on Monday. I will call them from now on 'losers.' Because that's what they are, they're losers. They're losers, and we'll have more of them, but they're losers. Read More »

Pennsylvania Company Manages UK Arena Where Terror Attack Took Place

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But at 10.30 pm a man calmly walked into the foyer, when he knew people would be leaving the concert, where he knew they would be buying merchandise from the stalls, and he detonated a suicide vest. Kirsty Withers, a theatre clinical manager at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay (UHMB) NHS Foundation Trust, offered assistance to Manchester Royal Infirmary online, writing: "We are visiting for a health conference from morecambe bay trust tomorrow 3 Theatre ODPs available if needed". Read More »

Iranian FM scorns Trump after speech, arms deal

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He is still hopeful that President Trump may be able to unify people, but he says there's a dire need to unite religions and cultures right here in the US, and also, Qazi wants to see if Trump can do that in how he implements policies. 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. Read More »

Manchester Police Conduct Raids in Search of Concert Hall Bomber Accomplices

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At least 22 people were killed and 59 wounded in an explosion at the end of a concert by USA singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday, in what two U.S. In March, a British-born convert to Islam plowed 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 »

Palestinian stabs Israeli officer, is shot

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Netanyahu's government says it is willing to hold direct negotiations so long as the Palestinians drop preconditions for talks. It is a stark symbol for Palestinians of Israel's 50-year occupation of the West Bank , and in Bethlehem the wall has been covered with graffiti and street art. Read More »

White House refuses to answer questions on Trump 'taping Comey's conversations'

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Some FBI investigators are anxious the Trump administration could try to interfere with probes, including on Russian Federation, by shifting resources and priorities away from counterintelligence investigations , FBI sources tell CNN . First , it's important to remember just how often Trump lies. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said the new Federal Bureau of Investigation director should certainly be someone "not of partisan background" with "great experience" and "courage". Read More »

United States defense chief voices commitment to Turkey's security

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The Kurdish-led forces were clearing the town and the dam Thursday of land mines, the militants' favorite weapon. Kurdish-majority forces have announced they "fully liberated" Tabqa Dam on Wednesday from ISIS, a day after the U.S. The Democratic Forces' rapid advance against the Islamic State last year prompted Turkey to send ground forces across the border for the first time in the more than 6-year-old Syrian civil war to help allied Syrian forces battle the Islamic State and halt the ... Read More »

'Peace Is A Choice,' Trump Says During Appearance With Palestinian Leader

He did not specifically mention the two-state solution, long the focus of worldwide peace efforts and US Middle East diplomacy, reported AFP. The U.S. While both Netanyahu and Abbas have made positive noises about their readiness to negotiate, both also face domestic constraints on their freedom to manoeuvre and strike a deal. Read More »

Trump Asked 4 Top Officials to Bury Russia Probe

The reports added that the president reportedly asked Comey to stop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . In an ironic twist, current and former Trump administration and campaign officials are reportedly being represented by the WilmerHale law firm, where Mueller worked as a partner prior to his appointment as special counsel. Read More »

Rep. Chaffetz has important talk planned with James Comey

The lawmaker told reporters he plans to stay in Utah and that he is still considering whether to remain involved in politics, NPR reported Thursday . House of Representatives in 2008. After Trump won, liberals hammered him for not going after Trump's administration with almost the vigor used against Democrats. Read More »

Who is Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas?

Trump, who is now in Saudi Arabia for his first global trip since taking office in January, will arrive in Israel on Monday and meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu where the two are expected to discuss prospects for peace negotiations and security issues. Read More »

Unlikely Figures Praising President Trump's Israel, Middle East Trip

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Ahead of President Trump's two-day visit to Israel , one minister expressed concerns Sunday over the U.S.' $ 110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia , which was finalized over the weekend. The president had previously campaigned for a new database to track Muslims in the United States and later called for those from some nations to be banned from entering the country. Read More »

China urges North Korea talks, skirts questions on U.S. sanctions push

The South Korea military fired warning shots at an unidentified object crossing the inter-Korean border from North Korea Tuesday afternoon. KCNA said the missile tested was the Pukguksong-2, a land-based version of Pyongyang's submarine-launched weapon, which uses solid-fuel which allows for immediate firing. Read More »

Sweden drops WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange rape investigation

According to a message from WikiLeaks on the social network twitter , the United Kingdom refuses to "confirm or deny" if it already received a USA demand for the extradition of Assange. where he is wanted over leaks. However, the BBC reports Assange could still be detained by United Kingdom police and face extradition to the USA if he were to do so. Read More »

Trump wants Mideast peace 'compromise' but admits won't be easy

For his part, Netanyahu said, "We appreciate the reassertion of American leadership in the Middle East". Rove said it was smart for the President to reassure the Saudi's that the last 8 years are over and a new chapter has begun. delegation's trip, leading Israel to deploy an extra 10,000 security forces on its streets. "My reading of the most significance part of his trip, was the way the peace process was approached", he said, explaining Trump has diverted from George W. Read More »

May speaks to foreign leaders after Manchester attack - spokesman

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She said: "We now know that a single terrorist detonated his improvised explosive device near one of the exits of the venue, deliberately choosing the time and place to cause maximum carnage and to kill and injure indiscriminately". Those fears were realized on March 22 when Khalid Masood, a single attacker inspired by ISIS, drove into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge, killing four, before stabbing a policeman to death outside the House of Commons. Read More »