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Manchester attack: UK raises terror threat as bomber details emerge

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Police say Abedi, 22, carried out Britain's deadliest bombing in almost 12 years but declined to give further details about him. "And it seems likely, possible, that he wasn't doing this on his own", she said. Abedi was of Libyan descent but born and raised in the United Kingdom, sources in Manchester's Libyan community told CNN . Abedi had seemed like a lonely child, who kept himself to himself, according to long-time family friend Akram Ben Ramadan, a British Libyan who had known Abedi ... Read More »

Trump says 'ultimate deal' possible for peace in Middle East

Israelis had expected Trump to make some kind of a gesture regarding the status of Jerusalem . Spokesman Sean Spicer said the president was being kept up to date on the blast by his national security team. The U.S. leader likely shied away from delving into further detail because of more pressing problems he faces at home and overseas, including growing allegations over his ties with Russia, North Korea's nuclear threat and the bloody civil war in Syria . Read More »

South Korea fires warning shots at suspected drone

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South Korea's military fired warning shots at a suspected drone from North Korea yesterday amid tension over Pyongyang's latest missile test which drew worldwide condemnation and a warning from China. North Korea said on Monday that Sunday's launch met all technical requirements that could allow mass-production of the missile, which it calls the Pukguksong-2. Read More »

Highlights of Trump's budget proposal

Pingree says the depth of cuts to a wide range of important programs to ME and the rest of the country means there will be a serious fight, particularly because Trump wants to use the money to provide tax cuts and build a border wall. equity strategist at J.P. Morgan Private Bank in NY. "This budget proposal is terrible". "It sends all of the right signals for the first time in almost a decade - a budget that actually is focused on the best interests of the American taxpayer rather than ... Read More »

Senior White House Adviser Is 'Person of Interest' in FBI Russia Probe

The move touched off a firestorm of criticism that intensified in the wake of subsequent reports Trump previously asked Comey during a private White House meeting to stop pursuing the Flynn matter. The reports come as the President leaves for his first foreign trip. The Justice Department's guidelines prohibit conversations between the White House and FBI with regard to active criminal investigations, unless they are "important for the performance of the president's duties and ... Read More »

Trump Meets With Israel's PM Netanyahu

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President Donald Trump said Tuesday that peace between Israel and the Palestinians is "possible". US President Donald Trump called on Israelis and Palestinians to make compromises for peace yesterday as he wrapped up a closely watched visit, but offered no specifics on how to resolve the conflict. Read More »

Nepal PM Prachanda resigns, Congress President Sher Bahadur to be next PM

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Speaking with journalists at a press meet in the Capital today, Oli said Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba should also wait till the polls to take charge of the government. During his time in office, Dahal was able to hold local elections to municipal and village councils for the first time in 20 years. The Himalayan nation has been plagued by wrangling over a new constitution approved in 2015 as minority ethnic Madhesis protested that they had been deprived of their say. Read More »

Source says Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment — APNewsBreak

The panel had sought a wide range of information and documents about his and the Trump campaign's contacts with Russians dating back to June 2015. Rep. Former CIA Director John Brennan says he thinks Russian Federation cooperates with WikiLeaks through middlemen. He said this as he was applying for a renewal of his top-secret security clearance. Read More »

Senators warn of fiscal fallout after Erdogan visit violence

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Turkish police detained them because they feared "that their protest could turn into death fasts and new Gezi protests", Selcuk Kozagacli, a lawyer representing the teachers said. The U.S. State Department said in a statement the conduct of Turkish security personnel during the incident was "deeply disturbing". "This is Erdogan's security detail". Read More »

Turkey summons United States envoy over 'aggressive' acts against Turkish security guards

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The official said Bass told the Turks the USA was looking into what happened and why - an apparent nod to Turkey's demand for " a full investigation of this diplomatic incident ". At least one of those arrested was a protester. On May 16, members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail were caught on video brutally attacking protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador's residence in Washington, DC and deliberately disregarding police orders to halt their assaults. Read More »

Major US Jewish Organizations on Left and Right Hail Trump's Israel Visit

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Donald Trump , with his apparent lack of interest both in policy detail and in pretending the U.S.is a neutral party, could be uniquely qualified to accomplish what has eluded his predecessors. President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday they see new opportunities for peace in the Middle East, based on the emerging USA strategy of isolating Iran from other Muslim and Arab states in the region. Read More »

Mindanao martial law could last a year, warns Philippine president

Terrorism has been a persistent problem in the southern Philippines , where Maute and militant group Abu Sayyaf are based. The five-day trip will cement a dramatic improvement in relations with Russian Federation since Duterte came to power past year and began unravelling his country's decades-long alliances with the United States, which he accuses of hypocrisy and bullying. Read More »

Melania Trump wants no part of Donald Trump's hand-holding efforts

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Trump's attitude toward Israel is a sharp departure from his predecessor Barack Obama , who had sometimes tense relations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Saying he hoped Trump would go down in history as the president who brought peace to Israelis and Palestinians, Abbas said in English; "I extend my hand to you to be your partner in this noble and possible mission". Read More »

Trump arrives at Vatican to meet with Pope

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The two men spoke privately for about 20 minutes before joining the rest of the entourage and posing for photographs. The two men have significant history, having disagreed pointedly and publicly over subjects ranging from migration to unbridled capitalism and climate change. Read More »

Critics: Will Voter Fraud Commission End Up Restricting Access for Poor?

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The panel will aim to ensure confidence in the integrity of federal elections while looking at vulnerabilities in the system and the possibility of improper voting and fraudulent voter registration and voting, officials said . - Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) May 11, 2017 .@ realDonaldTrump picked Kris Kobach - architect of some of the most racist & anti-voter state laws - to lead this new conspiracy crusade. Read More »

Wolf, Casey slam Medicaid cuts in Trump budget

He would also invest $25 billion in a paid family leave program over the course of a 10-year budget. Rogers said without addressing those programs, OMB "pretty well boxed themselves in on what to cut". A very quick look at the Trump's Taxpayer First Budget shows that in 2016, Obama budgeted $368 Billion. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a fellow Republican, said lawmakers would have to reform both programmes to save them. Read More »

Acquitted Tulsa cop who killed unarmed man returns to work

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Tulsa has a long history of hard race relations dating back to a 1921 race riot that left about 300 black residents dead. City spokeswoman Michelle Brooks said Tuesday that Shelby will receive more than $35,000 in back pay, minus taxes and other deductions. Read More »

Theresa May says another terror attack is feared to be imminent

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Manchester police said Wednesday that the three men were arrested during raids on properties in south Manchester. She said armed forces personnel will be visible at "big events" such as football matches and concerts. She said during a visit to victims in Manchester that police would look at the security of such venues. "I'm just hearing nothing - her phone's dead", Charlotte Campbell, whose 15-year-old daughter Olivia was at the concert, told BBC radio. Read More »

Donald Trump ends Middle East tour

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Mr Trump again vowed that he was "personally committed" to helping the two sides reach a deal to end the decades-old conflict. Mr. Trump didn't merely recite pretty words, but conveyed sincerity and an affinity with Israel and the Jewish people that we have never before seen by any president . Read More »

In Israel, flags Iranian threat, remains mum on Mideast peace plan

Emphasising the need for a durable peace deal between Israel and Palestine the stability of the region, Trump promised all help to renew the long-stalled talks. In what amounted to a pair of religiously themed photo ops, Trump, his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner went to both the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Western Wall Monday. Read More »

Ariana Grande 'flies home to Florida' after Manchester concert bombing

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Experts at the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) raised the threat level from "severe" to "critical", its highest level. The Islamic State has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack on Tuesday. US President Donald Trump and European leaders issued vows of defiance. Among the dead was an 8-year-old girl . As for Grande, a person close to the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, said the ... Read More »