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Donald Trump denounces Manchester attack perpetrator as 'evil loser'

He also extended his prayers to the people of Manchester, where the attack occurred Monday night among teenagers and others leaving the concert hall. U.S. Nimer said that if Trump would come to present a peace plan, it would have to wait for months before any results can be seen on the ground, without raising hopes about achieving a breakthrough soon. Read More »

Embattled Brazilian president orders troops to restore order

He said the recording threatened to undo the economic and social accomplishments he has achieved since taking office in September 2016, after Dilma Rousseff was impeached. The newspaper also reported that Joesley Batista, CEO of J&F Investments, which controls Brazilian meat processing company JBS , offered the bribe. Read More »

Canadian band Broken Social Scene played Manchester a day after attack

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He added: "The priority remains to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network". The authorities also say the bomber was previously known to security services. A spokesman for the local counter-terrorism force said younger brother Hashem Abedi was arrested on suspicion of links with the Islamic State and was suspected of planning to carry out an attack in Tripoli. Read More »

Pope Francis Extends An Olive Branch To Donald Trump - Literally

Francis gave Trump copies of the three major texts he has published as pope, including one on the environment which urges the industrialised world to curb carbon emissions or risk catastrophic consequences for the planet. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as a bronze statue that the White House said "represents hope for a peaceful tomorrow". The pope wasn't the only one giving Trump a hard time, either. Read More »

International Monetary Fund needs more realism in euro zone assumptions on Greece

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In a tweet following the inconclusive meeting Moscovici said: "Greece is keeping its side of the bargain". Greek lawmakers approved a reforms package last Thursday that includes pension cuts and tax hikes as demanded by the country's creditors to pave the way for the disbursement of bailout funds totaling more than Euro 7 billion and to begin talks on debt relief. Read More »

Trump at the Vatican: 'We can use peace'

When he greeted FLOTUS, through a translator he asked cordially in Italian, "what are you feeding him, potica? " a well-known dessert from the First Lady's native Slovenia. To his credit, Pope Francis has proved to be far more modern than his predecessors, which includes his strong belief in the science of climate change. Read More »

Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drugs fight

Battles abated on Wednesday as the military tried to isolate Maute fighters while awaiting reinforcements to the city of 200,000 people, which an official described as a ghost town. Troops sealed off major entry and exit points to prevent Hapilon from escaping, military chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press late Tuesday. Read More »

President Trump meets with Pope Francis at Vatican

We don't know if the two men discussed global warming, on which they famously disagree. She looked puzzled at first. In addition to Pope Francis and Trump , only the Pope's English translator, Msgr. Trump also presented the pope with a small piece of granite from the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C., and a bronze sculpture titled Rising Above , by the American sculptor Geoffrey Smith , representing "hope for a peaceful tomorrow", according to the White House. Read More »

The Manchester Attacker Likely Did Not Act Alone, British Home Secretary Says

The British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said it was "irritating" that details about the Manchester bombing investigation were leaked and that they have been clear with Washington that it "should not happen again". Officials also raided Abedi's another property in Whalley Range, where his family had stayed for at least a decade. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said he had "likely" been to Syria, citing information provided by British intelligence services to their counterparts ... Read More »

Israel gave Trump the royal treatment he longs for back home

It's not the first time that the world has been fascinated by these tiny moments between the two, and we're sure it won't be the last. The PA, however, does not recognize Israel as a Jewish state, and has repeatedly refused to do so. So en route to Israel, Tillerson evaded questions about whether the Western Wall is part of the Jewish state. Still, a senior administration official traveling with the president told reporters on Air Force One that the White House was satisfied with the ... Read More »

Russian Federation 'brazenly' meddled in United States election, says ex Central Intelligence Agency boss

In response to Brennan and Coats' testimony, the White House said: "This morning's hearings back up what we've been saying all along: that despite a year of investigation, there is still no evidence of any Russia-Trump campaign collusion". The Justice Department says Robert Mueller's work at a law firm that represented relatives and associates of President Donald Trump does not disqualify him from overseeing an FBI investigation into possible ties between Trump's presidential campaign and ... Read More »

How Ariana Grande's loved ones reacted to the Manchester Arena tragedy

The building, Granby House, is popular with students and young professionals. The father-of-six said that his son visited Libya a month-and-a -half ago. The BBC reported that security services thought the bomb was too sophisticated for Abedi to have built by himself. France's interior minister Gerard Collomb told French television that both British and French intelligence services had information that the attacker had been in Syria. Read More »

Ariana Grande cancels concerts after Manchester attack

His 22 victims included an eight-year-old girl, several teenage girls, a 28-year-old man and a Polish couple who had come to collect their daughters. The traditional ceremony is a major tourist attraction in London . Earlier, Prime Minister Theresa May condemned what she called a "callous terrorist attack" in a speech outside Number 10 Downing Street. Officials are examining his trips to Libya. Read More »

Hassan Rouhani wins second term as Iranian president

He added that President Rouhani would also highlight the country's positions on the latest regional and worldwide developments. Trump voiced none of the neo-con sentiments that led President George W. "The gathering in Saudi Arabia was just a show with no practical or political value of any kind", Rouhani said . The United States and Saudi Arabia have agreed arms contracts worth $110 billion on U.S. Read More »

North Korea Test Fires Mid-Range Missile Amid Growing Tensions

North Korea on Sunday fired a medium-range missile, US and South Korean officials said, in the latest ballistics test for a country speeding up its development of nuclear weapons and missiles. "The accuracy of the attitude control system has been even more clearly confirmed by images taken with a camera installed in the warhead", North Korea reported as it released several photos it claims were taken during flight by an onboard camera. Read More »

Trump Praises 'Fantastic' Meeting With Pope Francis

I won't forget what you said", Trump told Pope Francis , before leaving the Pope's private study after a half-hour private meeting. With his poll numbers at a record low for a recently-elected president, he will be hoping for a boost after rubbing shoulders with the popular pope. Read More »

United Kingdom security increased as Manchester attacker may not have acted alone

Abedi, the official said, was on the radar of British security officials but time ran out on the surveillance clock without Abedi doing anything nefarious, so authorities apparently moved on. Chelsea soccer club said it had cancelled a victory parade that had been scheduled to take place on Sunday to celebrate its Premier League title. On Saturday, Wembley Stadium hosts football's FA Cup final, which Prince William is due to attend, and Twickenham hosts rugby's Premiership final. Read More »

Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight

The crisis in Marawi forced President Rodrigo Duterte to impose martial rule across Mindanao , home to some 20 million Filipinos, on Tuesday. Duterte said the privilege of habeas corpus has been suspended in Mindanao but the move doesn't target law-abiding citizens. Read More »