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Melania Trump appeared to bat Donald Trump's hand away - again

They're losers, and we'll have more of them. Children were among the at least 22 people killed and dozens injured in the suspected suicide bombing on Monday night at a pop concert by United States star Ariana Grande in Britain's deadliest extremist attack in 12 years. Read More »

Young girls confirmed dead in Manchester concert attack

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British Police on Tuesday named British-born Salman Abedi, 22, as the perpetrator of the bombing at the indoor venue. Britain's top anti-terrorism officer Mark Rowley said events would only go ahead when it was safe to do so and the decision to raise the threat level had been made on a "precautionary basis" due to gaps in police knowledge while the investigation continues. Read More »

OPEC must meet supply challenge from United States producers

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The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets in Vienna on Thursday to consider whether to prolong the accord reached in December in which OPEC and 11 non-members agreed to cut oil output by about 1.8 million barrels per day in the first half of 2017. Read More »

Reasons for Israeli concerns: For Trump, the Saudi star is rising

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President Donald Trump enthusiastically embraced Israel's leader. Here are six figures who praised the president for his Middle East trip. CEOs from top United States multinational's including Exxon Mobile, KKR Private Equity Group, General Electric, Haliburton, Cisco, Dow Chemicals and others followed the president to ink deals with the Al Saud family and its conglomerates, as the KSA looks to diversify its economy in its McKinsey-inspired Vision 2030 plan, an ambitious programme led by ... Read More »

Re-elected Iran president calls U.S. ties 'a curvy road'

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Trump has threatened to try to renegotiate the deal, which saw Iran accept curbs on its contested nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of some worldwide economic sanctions. Tillerson's remarks came the day after Trump delivered a speech widely seen as an olive branch to the Muslim world. On Monday in Jerusalem , he will pray at the Western Wall and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Read More »

Trump meets with Abbas in West Bank

During his visit to Israel, Trump spent his time close to open microphones, giving the world a small glimpse into his private banter with Israeli Prime Minister. Peace, he said, "can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded or rewarded". The White House also referred to Abbas as president of "Palestine" in a schedule, despite the fact that the USA does not recognize a Palestinian state. Read More »

Unusual mass attack injures 8 California guards, 7 inmates

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Six of the staff members were treated and released within hours, but two remain hospitalized for "significant but not life-threatening" injuries. According to the California Department of Corrections, at 10:25 Wednesday morning a fistfight broke out between two inmates in a maximum-security general population yard. Read More »

Taiwan becomes first Asian country to allow same-sex marriage

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A bill to enforce the ruling is already working its way through the legislature, where both the ruling and major opposition parties support legalization of same-sex marriage. Back in 2013, Taiwan's Interior Ministry surprised many when it decided "not to revoke a marriage between two trans women", as Gay Star News reported . Read More »

Want to Make Peace in the Middle East? First Stop Terror

Upon President Trump's arrival in Israel , one was moved by the unquestionable warmth, something personal, between himself and Mr. Netanyahu and between their wives, Melania and Sara. In particular, his clear acknowledgement of the Jewish people's ties to Jerusalem was significant in light of recent anti-Israel UNESCO resolutions. TRUMP: Making peace, however, will not be easy. Read More »

Here are the gifts Trump and Pope Francis exchanged

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Throughout most of the meeting, Pope Francis maintained a serious face - and thus provoked a barrage of Twitter jokes about Trump's first encounter with a Pope who has frequently criticized some of his policies . Past U.S. presidential gifts to popes have included a 19th century map - from Bill Clinton to Pope John Paul II - and a Steuben glass vase , given to the same pope by Ronald Reagan. Read More »

Democrats launch ads on Montana body-slam

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Ben Jacobs , a political correspondent for the USA edition of the Guardian newspaper, said in a Twitter post that Gianforte had "body slammed" him, breaking the reporter's eyeglasses, at a campaign event in Bozeman. But when Jacobs persisted, the candidate in one of the most closely watched campaigns in the nation "body-slammed" the reporter, as Jacobs put it. "You'd like me to get the hell out of here, I'd like to also call the police", Jacobs said. Read More »

NATO chief welcomes increased US defense spending in Europe

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Stoltenberg's visit to the White House earlier this year. Trump made clear in an April meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that needs to upgrade and "focus on today's most pressing security and all of its challenges, including migration and terrorism". Read More »

Jose Mourinho: 'I would be very happy if Wayne Rooney stays'

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In the same interview, Jose Mourinho explained that he was done with this season and just wanted to relax. "So now it's for him, the owners, the people that work with him, and I just wait". Substitute Wayne Rooney raised the Europa League trophy and said: "Obviously football doesn't bring back the lives which were lost, but to try and give some happiness to the city was vital to us". Read More »

Why Melania Trump doesn't always cover up for official trips

Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their first meeting on Wednesday after they exchanged sharp words previous year, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff's message. Mr Trump was joined not only by his wife, daughter and son-in-law but also Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Adviser HR McMaster. Read More »

Police Arrest 3 More Men In Connection With Manchester Bombing

Police officers arrive at a residential property as investigations continue into the May 22 attack at the Manchester Arena. Police on Tuesday raided his house, using a controlled explosion to blast down the door. Abedi had dropped out of his course. The train station, which is adjacent to the arena, was shut down for coming days, authorities said. Sam Grogan, Salford's pro-vice chancellor for student experience, said that the institution had now returned to "business as usual". Read More »

Trump Wants to 'Move Fast' on Israel Peace Deal

This would represent a notable gain by Trump in his bid to restart peace talks, as Abbas until now has set preconditions for a return to peace talks, including an Israeli freeze on settlement building. "This city, like no other place in the world, reveals the longing of the human heart - to know and worship God", said Trump. Israel claims Jerusalem as its united capital, while the Palestinians claim the city's eastern sector as the capital of their future state. Read More »

Pope and President talk peace during Vatican visit

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They had a 30-minute private conversation, after which they exchanged gifts. A meeting between The Pope and the USA president has sparked inspiration for a new series of memes. As Trump and the pope said goodbye at the door of the study, Trump told the pope : "Thank you, thank you". "I think he does to every world leader". Read More »

Former CIA director says Russians, WikiLeaks cooperate

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In fact, Brennan was very careful in the way he phrased what had been uncovered while he was the CIA director - "information intelligence about interactions and contacts between USA persons and the Russians". John Brennan says that when he was Central Intelligence Agency director he shared classified information with Russian Federation and other nations about threats related to terrorism. Read More »

Who Is Hashem Abedi? Brother Of Manchester Attacker Arrested For ISIS Ties

The Special Deterrent anti-terror force said in a statement on its Facebook page that the arrest took place in Tripoli as Hashim Abedi was receiving cash transferred from his brother, Salman. British fans of the singer - some of whom were becoming agitated at the lack of word - had anxiously awaited notification of whether her appearances at London's O2 arena and elsewhere would go ahead. Read More »

Trump told Russians firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure on him

The New York Times reported that Trump told Russian officials that Comey is a "nut job", and that dismissing him meant the pressure of the FBI's Russia probe has been "taken off". Six foot eight in stature, and attending a party thrown for law enforcement officials, the then-director of the F.B.I. apparently shuffled nervously against swathes of fabric in order to avoid greeting the president. Read More »

Chibok girls to reunite with parents 'next week'

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Now parents will know if they should make the journey to see their daughters. In partnership with the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, UNFPA continues to support women and girls who are survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. Read More »

New York Times Publishes Photos Of Manchester Bomb Parts Amid UK Frustration

Twenty-two people, including several children, were killed on Monday when a bomb went off at a concert by United States pop star Ariana Grande in Manchester , northwest England. He said the investigation which left 22 dead, the youngest aged just 8, and 64 injured, was "continuing at a pace". This morning's Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace was cancelled to free up police officers for more urgent duties. Read More »