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Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker

His address was blunt, challenging, and very well received. The ladies wore long sleeve black dresses and veils to stick to protocol, despite opting out of wearing head scarves during their visit to Saudi Arabia earlier in the week. According to the Vatican, the two leaders discussed collaboration between the United States government and the Catholic Church, and worldwide problems including the achievement of global peace through political negotiations and inter-religious dialogue. Read More »

Philippines' Duterte mulls imposing martial law nationwide

Archbishop Socrates Villegas , president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, and Marawi Bishop Edwin de la Pena said the militants forced their way into the Marawi Cathedral and seized a priest, 10 worshippers and three church workers. Read More »

Trump becomes first sitting U.S. president to visit Western Wall

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Donald Trump makes the short trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem on Tuesday to meet Mahmud Abbas, who hopes to convince the unpredictable U.S. president to remain committed to an independent Palestinian state. The Palestinians seek east Jerusalem as the capital of a future independent state. President Donald Trump's flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv may make history as the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel. Read More »

Mulvaney defends plans to cut social programmes in US budget

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The proposal , which promises to balance the budget in the next decade, includes deep spending cuts to several healthcare programs, including Medicaid . Elsewhere in the budget plan, the Pentagon would get a spending hike, and there would be a $1.6 billion down payment to begin building a wall along the border with Mexico, which was a central promise of Mr Trump's presidential campaign. Read More »

'We can use peace': Trump and Pope Francis mee

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The visit began with a handshake after each man arrived, Trump in a lengthy motorcade, Francis in a Ford Focus. "I won't forget what you said". Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for the first lady, said Mrs. The president was joined by First Lady Melania Trump as well as senior White House and administration officials. But the timing Wednesday was tight as Francis had his weekly Wednesday general audience. Read More »

Manchester attack: Ariana Grande 'offers to pay for victims' funerals'

Officials are examining Abedi's trips to Libya as they worked to piece together his allegiances and foil any new potential threats. Abedi's brother Ismail, 23, was arrested in South Manchester on Tuesday and remains in custody. Manchester was the latest in a series of deadly incidents across Europe claimed by IS jihadists that have coincided with an offensive on the group's redoubts in Syria and Iraq carried out by US, British and other Western forces. Read More »

Philippine president cuts short Russia trip

Gunfire erupted between Philippine security forces and militants in Marawi City in the mid-afternoon Tuesday. President Trump praised the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte , during a phone call between the two leaders in late April, according to a transcript published by The Intercept . Read More »

UN S.Council strongly condemns N.Korea missile test

The Security Council will hold a closed-door emergency meeting on Tuesday at the request of the United States , Japan and South Korea to discuss the latest test. North Korea is not thought to be able yet to make a nuclear warhead small enough to mount on a long-range missile, though some outside analysts think they can arm shorter range missiles with warheads; each new nuclear and longer-range missile test is part of the North's attempt to build a nuclear-tipped long-range missile. Read More »

US President Donald Trump talks tough on Tehran

We all know that. "He wants peace", the US President said. Trump also mentioned his talk with Abbas , telling the audience, "They [Palestinians] are ready to reach for peace". "The United States and Israel can declare with one voice that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon - never ever - and must cease its deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias", said Trump. Read More »

Ivanka's rabbi said to deny permitting Shabbat travel

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Ivanka Trump at the head of the presidential table, with the president. The Post said the person under investigation was close to the President, but did not identify them. The White House also said that he would not work with issues related to the EB-5 program. James Comey, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director fired by Trump, will testify in an open session of the US Senate Intelligence Committee in June, members of the committee confirmed on Friday. Read More »

Mother confirms Olivia Campbell is the latest victim of Manchester bombing

British officials said a 23-year-old man was arrested in South Manchester in connection with the attack , but did not divulge further details about that individual's identity. The attacker set off his improvised bomb as crowds streamed out of the Manchester Arena after a pop concert by Ariana Grande , a US singer especially popular with teenage girls. Read More »

The 7 most awkward moments from Trump's Israel trip

Abbas also called on the Israeli government to meet the demands of some 1,000 hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli jails. Palestinian activists have also noted that Trump's rhetoric with regard to Israel and Palestine is no different from previous United States administrations. Read More »

All smiles as Pope Francis meets with Donald Trump at the Vatican

President Trump's softer stance on environmental regulations also is at odds with Francis's view that climate change is caused mostly by human activity. In addition to the books, Trump gave the pope a piece of the Dr. King monument, the Stone of Hope , engraved with a quote, and a hand-made bronze sculpture of a floating lotus by a Florida artist titled " Rising Above ". Read More »

North Korea says intermediate-range missile is ready for mass-production

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The solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile flew about 310 miles and reached a height of 350 miles Sunday before plunging into the Pacific Ocean, the Associated Press reported. "But we need more analysis to determine whether the warhead had a stable atmospheric re-entry". Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the launch, saying the "repeated provocative acts by North Korea are totally unacceptable". Read More »

Warning of 'imminent' attack, Britain raises threat level

Britain ordered soldiers to key sites on Wednesday after going on maximum alert for fear of an imminent new terror strike. As the world struggles to come to terms with the aftermath of the Manchester terror attack that left 22 people dead at an Ariana Grande concert , tributes and messages continue to pour out on social media. Read More »

Miley Cyrus Dedicates 'The Voice' Performance To Manchester Victims

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The 23-years old singer, who grew up near Manchester, talked about the attack during his Tuesday night show in Los Cabos, Mexico. 'Our hearts are with you'. Ariana has since flown home from England touching down in Boca Raton, Florida, on Tuesday. Among the departed are 8-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos and 15-year-old Olivia Campbell . Read More »

Seven memorable images from Trump's tour of Israel

He also faces difficulties at home, where he is struggling to contain a scandal after firing James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director two weeks ago. Rubio also said that if reports that Trump asked two of the government's top intelligence chiefs to publicly deny evidence of cooperation between his campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election are true, that could impact the future relationship between the White House and the intelligence community. Read More »

Philippine president declares martial law in Mindanao -spokesman

Lorenzana said the confrontation opened at about 2 p.m. Tuesday, when government forces attempted to arrest a senior leader of the Abu Sayyaf Group, an extremist organization with ties to the Islamic State. "I don't care about the Supreme Court. because the right to preserve one's life and my nation, my country transcends everything else", he said . Duterte has today decreed a state of emergency in the southern province of Mindanao, where the army is facing the Maute group, which ... Read More »

Israel's Netanyahu stops Hazan from taking Trump selfie

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Trump had asked Netanyahu whether he was allowed to pose for photos as they strolled past dignitaries and politicians, to which the prime minister threw up his hands and replied: 'Who knows?' The president arrived for a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, and politics surfaced just minutes after landing. Read More »

Mueller Approved By Justice Dept. Ethics Team, Despite Former Law Firm's Ties

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US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats today sidestepped questions about an explosive report which said President Donald Trump pressured him to help push back against the probe into Russian ties with his campaign. A senior intelligence official said that Trump's goal was to "muddy the waters" about the scope of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe at a time when Democrats were ramping up their calls for the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel, a step ... Read More »

Trump is in Bethlehem for talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

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Palestinian news agency Ma'an estimates that more than 1,300 Palestinians are now on strike behind bars in Israeli prisons, while Israeli outlets have placed the number in the high hundreds. President Trump meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday. "From the Palestinian leadership's perspective, I don't think their definition of peace fits within what most of us at least here in Congress and in the United States would define as peace. Read More »

Rouhani urges United States to drop "hostile" policies towards Iran

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President Rouhani appreciated people's historic turnout in the election among domestic and foreign media on Monday and described Iran's postions on regional and global issues. Rouhani's reelection as President of Iran for a second four-year term has been widely celebrated in the streets by crowds around the country. Trump arrived on Saturday in Saudi Arabia , his first stop on the first trip overseas of his presidency. Read More »