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Palestinian hunger strikers, including Barghouthi, hospitalised

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The United Nations human rights chief today expressed serious concern about the health of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons as their hunger strike entered its 38th day without resolution. The newspaper also pointed out that "16 detainees were transferred to Israeli hospitals for treatment this week alone". In this file photo, Palestinian prisoners walk at the yard of the Israeli prison of Megiddo. Read More »

Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he may impose martial law throughout the nation, after declaring military rule in the southern third the cof ountry to combat Islamist militants. The United States regards Hapilon as one of the world's most unsafe terrorists, offering a bounty of US$5 million for his capture. Among those killed, Duterte said Wednesday, is a police officer who was abducted and beheaded. Read More »

Read the full text of Trump's budget proposal to Congress

The proposal got a chilly reception from congressional Republicans and Democrats , who insist they will have the final say as they struggle to complete a health care bill and rewrite the tax code. "When it comes to military spending, it really doesn't matter who's in office. Our military deserves nothing less". President Trump wants to increase funding from $61 billion in 2017 to $76 billion in 2027 for the Earned Income Tax Credit program, which supplements incomes of low earners and ... Read More »

Trump reacts to Manchester attack as overseas trip continues

Abbas asked Trump to reopen negotiations with a return to Israel's 2008 offer when the two leaders met in early May, to allow Palestine to vacate 6.3 percent of their territory in the West Bank in exchange for 5.8 percent of Israeli territory in the Gaza strip. Read More »

Donald and Melania Trump Arrive in Rome, Still No Hand-Holding

Both sides will face tough decisions. He said he was "truly hopeful that America can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace and bringing new hope the region and its people". Trump's there for his Wednesday visit with Pope Francis . "The ties of the Jewish people to this Holy Land are ancient and eternal", Trump said at the Israel Museum. Read More »

Manchester Fans Roar In Unison As United Wins Title

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Wayne Rooney and Manchester United raise the Europa League trophy following their 2-0 victory over Ajax . Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday that he had given United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward a list of players he wanted to sign and we understand Keane, Van Dijk and Lindelof are the centre backs on the list. Read More »

Ariana Grande Cancels Upcoming Shows After Manchester Attack

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Ramadan returned to Libya in 2011 during the uprising that led to Gaddafi's overthrow and death. In the statement , the force says the 20-year-old engineering student had been planning to launch an attack of his own in Tripoli , and that after his arrest Tuesday night, Hashim confessed to ties with the Islamic State and knowledge of his brother's planned attack in Manchester. Read More »

Why Melania Covers Her Head at Some Events and Not Others

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She was presented with a sign decl. It has always been involved in campaigns to combat human trafficking - also an important topic for Pope Francis - and has partnered with the U.S. "Well, I'll be reading them", Mr Trump said. In the holy city, President Trump donned a navy blue suit, while Mrs. Trump wore a black lace veil on her head to match a shin-length skirt and a coat buttoned up all the way, in accordance with the modesty traditions observed by most visitors of their stature. Read More »

Engine fire prompts Newark Airport shutdown

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Passengers can no longer be bumped off overbooked flights to make room for airline staff under new rules introduced in the wake of the United Airlines scandal. A passenger of the United flight told KXAN the pilot came over the intercom after the collision and acknowledged it was his fault. The flight was scheduled to depart for SFO at 9:22 p.m. Read More »

Trump Orders DOJ Inquiry Into Leaks After Manchester Reports

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The POTUS added he is asking the justice department and other agencies to "launch a complete review of this matter". Trump has long lamented leaks from within the government and his own White House, some of which have led to critical reporting on his activities, which he sees as undermining his administration. Read More »

Venezuela regional election date set amid opposition rebuke

On the outskirts of Caracas , where reports of nighttime protests and looting have become more frequent, the situation was even more tense: Young men with their faces covered or wearing gas masks put down barbed wire at roadblocks every few blocks and menacingly asked bystanders for contributions to their "Resistance" movement. Read More »

The Queen Visits Manchester Bombing Victims At Children's Hospital

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Eight hospitals in and around the northern English city treated 116 people injured in the blast after the concert on Monday evening, NHS England said on Thursday, and 23 remain in critical care. She told Millie's father David, who was by his child's bedside: "It's not something you expect at all". She personally thanked hospital staff and paramedics for their devoted efforts while caring for the injured concert-goers during the attack, which left 22 dead and dozens more wounded. Read More »

Israeli Minister Expresses Concern Over US-Saudi Arms Deal

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According to the Hill , when reporters pointed out that the president avoided the phrase, a White House official told them on background: "He's just an exhausted guy". The militant group Hamas is Israel's enemy. "I think it's in our national security interest to advocate for democracy and freedom and human rights, now, with a recognition that you may not get it overnight". Read More »

Mueller Cleared by DOJ Ethics Experts to Lead Russia Probe

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Less than two months into his tenure as Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats is being thrust into the public spotlight - asked to testify before Congress amid an investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 election . The Justice Department says Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose on a security clearance form meetings he had as a senator a year ago with foreign dignitaries, including the Russian ambassador. Read More »

GOP senators want US to pull out of Paris climate accord

Trump will gather with officials from major developed countries later this week at the G7 summit Italy, where climate finance and the Paris climate agreement are expected to be discussed. Convention on Climate Change that deals with greenhouse gas emission mitigation. "And I think the fact that China is asserting such a world leadership role, in joining with other countries. Read More »

Pope asks Trump to work for peace

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Mr Trump left Rome declaring his determination for peace following his keenly anticipated encounter with Pope Francis , the 80-year-old former Jesuit priest who has made championing the poor and the third world major themes of his papacy. Read More »

North Korean nuclear threat 'inevitable' if left unchecked, U.S. official says

The comments were directed at the United States, which has said it was willing to have a dialogue with North Korea if it halts its missile and nuclear tests. That came a week after North Korea tested what it said was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. The US has 28,500 troops in South Korea to deter potential aggression from the North. Read More »

UN Security Council condemns North Korea's latest missile launch

North Korea on Sunday fired the Pukguksong-2, which uses solid fuel that allows for immediate firing, the state-run Korean Central News Agency said. The hermit state said they were legitimate acts of self-defence by a "fully-fledged nuclear power" and are not against worldwide law, North Korean diplomat Ju Yong Chol told the UN Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday. Read More »

South Korea fires warning shots at suspected drone from North

The military is analyzing the object's flight path, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a text message. He said Japan is talking to the U.S., South Korea, and close neighbors Russian Federation and China to make sure pressure on the North is continued "and even strengthened so that North Korea will change its policy". Read More »

Theresa May to meet Trump as Britain blames USA for intelligence leaks

British officials are particularly angry that photos detailing evidence about the bomb used in the Manchester attack were published in The New York Times , although it is not clear that the paper obtained the photos from USA officials. British police chiefs said the breaches of trust between security service partners were undermining their efforts. There were also reports Abedi's parents were so anxious about him being radicalised in Manchester that they got him to join them in Libya ... Read More »

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: First African To Win Top WHO Job

Dr Tedros said his vision as the new director general was of "a world in which everyone can lead health and productive lives, regardless of who they are or where they live". However, his campaign was tarnished by concerns about human rights, due to his association with the Ethiopian government, and allegations that he had been involved in efforts to cover up disease outbreaks such as cholera during his time as health minister. Read More »

Ivanka Trump asks trafficked women what US can do to help

There were smiles all around. But both of the texts - messages from the Pope himself - are available online, and it's clear that Francis had his reasons for handing them to Trump . We're developing our own recommendation on that. The President did promise the Pope that he would indeed read the encyclical, but we're not sure if he'll end up keeping this promise. Read More »