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UK police stop sharing information on Manchester attack with US after le

Early Wednesday, police said three more men had been arrested "after police executed warrants in South Manchester " - the same area of the city where the suspected suicide bomber is believed to have lived. The UK terror threat level has been raised to critical for the first time in over a decade in the wake of the bombing - meaning more attacks may be imminent - as investigators seek to track down any associates of the suspect, named as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. Read More »

New developments in Manchester attack probe

Abedi's name was leaked to USA media just hours after the attack, prompting Home Secretary Amber Rudd to say she was "irritated" by the disclosure and warn Washington "it should not happen again". "Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together", her management said. Britain's political parties meanwhile agreed to resume campaigning on Friday after a three-day break, as authorities warned that another attack is imminent. Read More »

Senate Hits Michael Flynn With Two New Subpoenas

Adam Schiff , the ranking Democrat on the panel, Reuters and CNN reported . But Burr disagreed and said the committee has sent a letter to Flynn's lawyers questioning the legal basis for his refusal to cooperate with the request for documents. Read More »

Marking difference with U.S., France urges dialogue with Iran


He said that Saudis should know that terrorism is a big threat to the world and there is no choice except for moderation. Rouhani on Monday hailed the trilateral efforts by Russia, Turkey and Iran to establish "cease-fire" in Syria and stressed that militarization would not settle the problems of the Arab state, Xinhua news agency reported. Read More »

Moderate Rouhani Wins Iranian Election in Landslide


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Hassan Rouhani on his re-election as the President of Iran and affirmed India's commitment to strengthen the "special relationship" between the two nations. "Security forces have banned any mention of the hugely popular former president's name in the media", explains the Guardian , "meaning Rouhani crossed a red line just hours into his new term". Read More »

Top House intel Dem would 'explore' holding Flynn in contempt


He said the intelligence "raised questions in my mind whether the Russians were able to gain the cooperation of those individuals". Making matters just a little worse, Brennan answered questions about Trump apparently leaking classified secrets to Russian Federation for unknown reasons, which the former CIA director said likely violated two USA intelligence protocols. Read More »

Trump's budget director defends plans to cut social programs

What Mr Trump wants to do is merely slow the growth of Medicaid spending, he said. She also said the budget " zeros out" federal funding for the Hawaiian Housing Block Grant, the Native Hawaiian Loan Guarantee Program, and cuts Native Hawaiian Education programs by $33 million. Read More »

North Korea puts strain on U.S.-South Korea ties

But although North Korea could be a few steps from testing such a missile, it has repeatedly offered to curb its tests for a seemingly small concession from the US. The most recent launch of North Korean ballistic missile took place on Sunday. Solid-fuel missiles can be fired far more rapidly, dramatically shortening the time available for any attempt to intervene and prevent a launch. Read More »

Four ISIS terrorists arrested in Moscow terror plot


The Federal Security Service, or FSB, the main KGB successor agency, said the suspects arrested in Moscow Thursday were preparing to strike at the capital's transport network. FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov said last month that the IS might plot terrorist attacks in Russian Federation. No terrorist organization officially claimed responsibility for the attack. Read More »

South Korea shoots at suspected North Korean drone


President Donald Trump's policies. The North's latest launch came a week after North Korea successfully tested a new midrange missile that Pyongyang said could carry a heavy nuclear warhead. The chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in South Korea , the US, and Japan held an urgent video conference on Tuesday after back-to-back missile tests by North Korea in recent weeks. Read More »

No knowledge of collusion in Trump campaign: Former CIA chief


USA intelligence agencies concluded in January that Moscow tried to tilt the November presidential election campaign in Republican Donald Trump's favour, including by hacking into and leaking the emails of senior Democrats. "It raised questions in my mind, again, whether or not the Russians were able to gain the cooperation of those individuals", he said. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Read More »

Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu focus on Iran as common enemy


It will be interesting to see if Trump's unforced error will complicate what most observers say is otherwise a surprisingly strong start to his first global trip as president. His two-day tour in Israel and the West Bank is aimed at restarting the long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, which reached an impasse in 2014 over Israel's expansion of settlements in the occupied West Bank. Read More »

Iran says it has built third underground ballistic missile factory


Iran has developed various designs of ballistic missiles, some with a range of 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles) - sufficient to reach both Israel and United States bases in the region. In Saudi Arabia on Saturday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged newly re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to end ballistic missile testing. Read More »

South Korea fired 450 rounds at flock of birds, says North

To reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula, it demanded that Pyongyang halt nuclear and missile tests. Attacks blamed on North Korea in 2010 killed 50 South Koreans. "The North Korean regime continues to be a clear and present danger to America and the world with its unwavering development of nuclear capable intercontinental ballistic missiles", said Senator Rubio. Read More »

Kim Jong-un hit hard by China trade sanctions

The United States and South Korea , which hosts 28,500 USA troops, have said the deployment is aimed purely at defending against the North Korean threat. Army Gen. Lee Sun-jin, Korea's chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), had a almost 2-hour video conference with his US and Japanese counterparts Tuesday agreeing to bolster "substantive cooperation" between the three countries in response to the North's nuclear and missile threat. Read More »

Fresh Venezuela clashes after man burned alive


He added gubernatorial elections pending since last December would take place on 10 December this year. The death toll increased to at least 51 people after a policeman, Jorge Escandon, died after being injured in Carabobo state and three people died in protests in Barinas, the prosecutor's office said on Monday. Read More »

BJP minister attends Dawood Ibrahim family wedding, Congress demands probe


Taking cognisance of the matter, Nashik police commissioner Ravindra Singhal has ordered an inquiry with regard to the presence of the cops. The policemen were reportedly invited by clerics. An officer said wedding invitations had been sent to policemen following which they attended the wedding. "The invitation for the marriage was sent to some police officials of Bhadrakali police station and also to some corporators, political personalities, MLAs etc.,"Singhal told PTI ". Read More »

North Korea claims it is ready to mass-produce missiles


North Korea's deputy U.N. envoy said on Friday that the United States needed to roll back its "hostile policy" toward the country before there could be talks between the pair. Her yearslong focus on human rights at the agency boosts expectations for her future role in resolving Seoul's dilemma over the "comfort women" issues, which the United Nations has been addressing as a subject of women's human rights in armed conflict. Read More »

How Many Ways Did Donald Trump Obstruct Justice?

But that explanation doesn't pass the laugh test. Wittes cited an instance where Trump invited law enforcement officials to the Blue Room to express his thanks for their work at the inauguration just days before and Comey was camouflaging him with the room's drapes so that Trump could not notice him, but Trump later called him out by name, leading to a greeting captured on camera. Read More »

Trump 'determined to pursue peace' after Pope meeting

Melania Trump accompanied the president to the Vatican on Wednesday, wearing a black veil and a long-sleeved black Dolce & Gabbana dress. Pope Francis gave Trump copies of his writing, "including his encyclical on climate change - a topic on which Trump has a very different opinion", NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports. Read More »

Manchester, U.K.: 22 Killed in Concert Arena Attack Claimed by ISIS

Netanyahu is reportedly meeting with USA envoy representative Jason Greenblatt on Thursday in Jerusalem to continue discussions that took place during Trump's visit in Israel . As you said this morning, Mr. President, funding and rewarding terrorism must end. In Gaza, a coastal territory around 60 km west of the West Bank that is under a land and sea blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt, demonstrations were expected later today, following protests yesterday, to oppose Mr Trump's ... Read More »