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Britain raises terror threat level, deploys army

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May was speaking after she chaired the second meeting of the day of Britain's top-level security committee known as Cobra. The government will also set into motion "Operation Temperer", which puts members of the military in charge of guarding "key sites" and events like concerts and sports games, freeing up police to focus on investigating whether Salman Abedi - the 22-year-old named Tuesday as the suspected bomber in the Manchester attacks - acted alone. Read More »

Trump touts ultimate peace, but same obstacles remain

Israel's beleaguered center-left allowed even itself to wonder: Could unpredictable, nontraditional Donald Trump do what Obama and Bush had not, and force both sides to the negotiating table? Speaking alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas , Trump offered his condolences and condemned the "wicked ideology" that led to the attack. Read More »

Manchester bomber 'likely' had accomplices, United Kingdom minister says

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This means another attack is imminent in the United Kingdom and military personnel will be deployed in key locations to help armed police protect the public. local time , prompting panic among the concertgoers, many young, who were exiting the venue. 'She was at the concert, she'd just seen the support act and said she was having an incredible time and thanking me for letting her go'. Read More »

Trump asked 2 U.S. intel chiefs to deny Russian Federation collusion

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Trump swaggered into the second 100 days of his term in office, just as he concluded his first 100 days, with Washington, the seat of the US government, in turmoil. He is a good guy. "I hope you can let this go". Speaking from the Senate floor, New York Democrat and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told his colleagues, "History is watching". Read More »

Meeting with Abbas, Trump calls Manchester attackers 'evil losers'

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They would think that's a great name. "I will call them from now on "losers", because that is what they are". They are losers. And we will have more of them. France has been a frequent target of attacks since January 2015 with more than 230 people killed, including 90 in the Bataclan concert hall in Paris during the November 2015 attacks. Read More »

Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines

My fellow Filipinos, you have experienced martial law. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in entire southern region of Mindanao following deadly clashes erupting between government troops and Islamist militants on Tuesday, local media reports said . Read More »

Manchester attack victims: Eight-year-old girl among the dead

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Police believe the suspect, who is dead, is Salman Abedi , 22, said Hopkins, though he has not been formally identified by the coroner. "He was part of the team for years and I wish I would've had more time to thank him". "He was normal, to be honest". He said the man was in his 20s, named Ismail and of Libyan descent. Abedi studied on a business and management course at Salford University two or three years ago, a source said, but dropped out of the course and did not complete his degree. Read More »

$34K Raised For Homeless Man Who Rushed To Help Manchester Blast Victims

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Stephen Jones was sleeping near the arena when the attack happened on Tuesday (NZ Time). He said he heard a bang and saw a blinding white flash before terror-stricken kids and parents started screaming. Recalling the brutal devastation and sheer chaos shattered Mr Parker said there were "nuts and bolts all over the floor" and "people had holes in their back". Read More »

Islamabad High Court allows Uzma to return to India

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The court also returned Uzma her original immigration form, which her husband Tahir had submitted to the court on Tuesday. India contacted Pakistan Foreign Office and asked to provide Uzma's details to them over which FO spokesperson responded that her case is now in court and she will be repatriated to India once the legal requirements are fulfilled. Read More »

Trump Asked Intel Officials To Back Him On Russia Claims

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On the other side of Capitol Hill, the House Intelligence Committee heard testimony from John Brennan, the former CIA Director who led the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Smith called Trump's actions "an appalling abuse of power". "I made clear in my confirmation hearing for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, my role and the role of the director of national intelligence is to provide intelligence information relevant to policy makers so ... Read More »

In Trump's private moments, it is small talk and compliments

US President Donald Trump extended his condolences today to the victims of the Manchester suicide bombing that killed 22 people and said those behind the attack were "evil losers". "We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom", Trump said, in his first comment on the Monday night attack at a concert Manchester, England. Read More »

Concert-goers recall haphazard screening, but did it matter?

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Authorities say Abedi detonated an explosive device amid a packed crowd of fans filing out of the arena after Grande's final song, unleashing panic, terror and chaos. The attacker in Manchester targeted Europe's largest indoor arena, which was full to its 21,000 capacity, about the size of most National Hockey League and NBA arenas. Read More »

'UK Police Believe They Know Identity Of Manchester Attacker'

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You might also see military personnel deployed at certain events, such as concerts and sports matches". He told reporters he hoped that, as has previously been the case, the level would not stay at critical for a long period. "What comes next", it said, "will be more severe on the worshipers of the Cross and their allies, by Allah's permission". Islamic State's Amaq news stated that the bomb was planted at the arena. Read More »

Philippines leader declares martial law on southern island as fighting rages

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During the meeting, Duterte informed Putin about the occupation by ISIS terrorists of some towns in Mindanao and apologized for cutting short his official visit . Lorenzana was speaking in Moscow , where he was accompanying Duterte on an official visit. "I understand that and fully understand that and I think we had a previous president who did not understand that", Trump told Duterte. Read More »

Manchester explosion: Ariana Grande's mother reportedly helps fans to safety

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While the world expressed its grief over the attack, the city's two big soccer clubs - Manchester United and Manchester City - paid tribute to those lost in the attack. Joan Grande was already heading backstage to see her daughter when she heard the explosion, which is being treated as a terror attack. "What should have been a superb evening is now just awful". Read More »

Tensions in their past, Trump, Pope Francis to meet

The visit to the Vatican is the third stop of Trump's tour of sites representing three major religions. A loss of the faith of his fathers - biological and spiritual - underscores the sincerity of the President's exceptionally warm comments about Pope Francis and spirituality in general at the Irish College in Rome on Monday. Read More »

Ex-CIA chief says he warned Russian Federation to stay out of election

Two months after he was originally scheduled to testify in an open hearing that was unexpectedly canceled by House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., former CIA Director John Brennan testified before the committee that he had concerns about possible ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Read More »

Manchester bombing: 'The last time they will ever sing'

Saffie Rose Roussos was leaving the show Monday night with her mother and sister when an explosion went off , killing at least 22 people and injuring 59. Many victims of the brutal attack were children. It revived memories of the November 2015 attack at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in which armed men wearing explosive belts stormed in and killed 90 people. Read More »

Trump's haphazard approach to Middle East may compound risks

During his presidential campaign, Trump advocated breaking with decades of precedent and moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , deeply alarming Palestinians. But I'd argue that the answer is both. "Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded", Trump said, possibly referring the issue. Read More »

The UK Just Raised Its Terror Threat Level To "Critical"

The United States' top intelligence official says the US government has not yet verified that the Islamic State group is responsible for the attack in Manchester , England, but called the deadly incident a stark reminder of how serious the terror threat remains. Read More »

Donald Trump's visit to Israel sparks hope of unconventional peace deal

Trump will have visited significant centers of Islam, Judaism and Christianity by the end of his trip, a point that his aides say bolsters his argument that the fight against militancy is a battle between "good and evil". Scavino later edited the post to read "the Palestinian Authority ". "What happened in Iran has turned other parts of the Middle East toward Israel", Trump said, noting that these countries "were not feeling so well toward Israel not long ago". Read More »

Donald Trump arrives in Bethlehem for talks with Abbas

Donald Trump has told of his hopes for Middle East peace after travelling to Bethlehem for talks with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas . Relying on one of his preferred insults, Trump said he would call the perpetrators "losers, because that's what they are". Read More »

Trump sure has issues with Melania

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Perhaps the first lady, who studied extensively ahead of the trip, did not want to buck protocol, since their Israeli counterparts did not appear to be holding hands at that particular moment. "I talk everyplace about her, how great she is, how great you are". "We have very much in common". In the video above, you'll see Donald reach for Melania Trump's hand, and then you'll see Melania quickly snatch it away, leaving her husband to walk down the steps without assistance. Read More »