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Indonesian police launch raid as Jakarta attacks linked to Islamic State

The attack near a bus terminal in Kampung Melayu also killed three policemen and injured 11 others, including a 17-year-old driver and 19-year-old student. Relatives of both men, whose identities have not been released, were taken in for questioning. Most of those incidents have been blamed on the now-defunct regional terrorist network Jemaah Islamiyah. Read More »

USAA pulling ads from Hannity's Fox News show

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Critics say Hannity's coverage of Rich has been conspiratorial, given that authorities have called his death the result of a robbery gone wrong while Hannity has suggested he was killed because he may have leaked DNC emails to WikiLeaks . Read More »

Trump son-in-law under FBI scrutiny

Jared Kushner , President Trump's son-in-law and a senior adviser in the White House, is under FBI scrutiny as part of the investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, NBC News reported . The Senate intelligence committee signaled in March that it was reviewing information about Kushner's Russian contacts and his role arranging meetings. Read More »

Trump, Saudi King inaugurate centre against extremism

Trump made no mention of the disputed travel ban, signed days after he took office, that temporarily banned immigration to the USA from seven majority Muslim countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. In the May 21 photo, Trump joins Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi by placing both hands on a glowing orb, evoking evil masterminds intent on world domination. Read More »

GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

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Carlos Lauria of the nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists wouldn't draw parallels between the USA political climate and what happened in Montana. If convicted, Mr. Gianforte faces up to a $500 fine, or six months in jail, or both. The Missoulian , the Billings Gazette , and the Helena Independent Record had endorsed Gianforte in editorials published May 14, saying he was the right choice in Thursday's special election to choose the state's only U.S. Read More »

Trump Asked Intel Chiefs to Push Back Against FBI Russia Probe

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One memo reportedly shows Trump pressuring Comey to shut down the bureau's investigation into Flynn's Russian Federation ties. National Intelligence Director Dan Coats declined Tuesday to respond to a report that President Donald Trump asked him to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and the Russian government . Read More »

Trump and European Union not in complete alignment — European Union leader

Trump first cast doubt on the provision during his presidential campaign, shocking members of the alliance when he suggested the U.S. might only defend members of the alliance who " fulfill their obligations to us". The leak of the images came after the name of the alleged attacker, Salman Abedi, was leaked to the U.S. media on Tuesday before British police had released it publicly. Read More »

Trump terms Kim Jong -Un as 'Madman with nuclear weapons'

The alert follows fighting in southern Marawi city, where Muslim militants abducted a Catholic priest and more than a dozen churchgoers while laying siege to the predominantly Muslim area. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety", he said. He said troops had isolated the guerrillas but were not engaging them. Read More »

Donald Trump Calls Manchester Bombing Perpetrators 'Evil Losers in Life'

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In a statement by his spokesman Laolu Akande, Acting President Osinbajo described the terrorist attack on innocent people in Manchester as despicable. "This is an attack on innocents". Surely there is no crime more reprehensible than the murder of children. Partners in freedom's cause, tireless in our defence of our people's safety and their liberty. Read More »

United Kingdom police stop sharing information on Manchester attack with USA after leaks

Authorities believe Salman Abedi, who blew himself up at the Manchester Arena on Monday, had additional help because of the complexity of the bomb that was used, according to ABC News . In a televised message, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that Britain's terror threat level will remain at critical. Crowds gathered at well-known sites including London's Parliament and Trafalgar Squares and Manchester's Albert Square. Read More »

Militants take hostages in southern Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte cut short his official visit to Russian Federation and returned to the Philippines on Wednesday following deadly clashes between government troops and the terrorist Maute group in the southern city of Marawi. "We want to finish this problem as soon as possible". Gunmen entered the church and seized the Reverend Chito Suganob alongside more than ten churchgoers, said Archbishop Socrates Villegas. Read More »

Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated on Wednesday that Iran is "heedless" of what the "enemy" says and will continue its missile programme and become more powerful. Trump also mentioned his talk with Abbas, telling the audience, "They [Palestinians] are ready to reach for peace". In 1980, Israel passed the " Jerusalem Law ", stating that " Jerusalem , complete and united, is the capital of Israel", thereby formalising its annexation of East Jerusalem . Read More »

Manchester bomber seen buying rucksack in city on Friday

Government officials said almost 1,000 soldiers were deployed to Buckingham Palace, Parliament and other high-profile sites across the country. The attack has led to the United Kingdom terror threat being raised to critical - its highest level, which means an attack may be imminent. Read More »

Jury acquits Tulsa police officer in fatal shooting of unarmed black man

Behind her, a group of people chanted "hands up don't shoot" as they walked down the streets. Shelby had been charged with first-degree manslaughter . She said she was taught during training if a suspect reaches into a vehicle, an officer does not let them pull their arm back because they might be holding a gun. Read More »

OPEC and other nations extend output cuts

Oil has rebounded from its plunge below $44/bbl earlier this month as USA stockpiles - one of the most critical indicators of the global supply glut - have fallen for the past seven weeks. "Today's decision in Vienna sends a signal of continued support for oil prices from OPEC which helps US onshore drillers make plans". Neil Wilson at ETX Capital said Opec members "bottled it", adding: "A nine-month extension just isn't enough to really lift oil prices as we'll continue to see U.S. Read More »

Teenager Eilidh MacLeod from Barra still missing after Manchester terror attack

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A Scottish teenager injured in the Manchester terror attack is fighting for her life in hospital. Laura was found in a hospital in Manchester suffering from serious injuries, while Eilidh remained missing . Ms Sturgeon said the death of Eilidh and the "horrific" injuries suffered by Laura would be felt in a way that was "much, much more intense" in the close-knit island community. Read More »

Montana Congressional Candidate Greg Gianforte Body-Slammed Reporter

Gianforte's campaign downplayed the violence in a statement contradicted by witness accounts. The two candidates are starkly different, and the weight of Thursday's election has prompted numerous attack ads on television, millions in political contributions and complaints about robocalls featuring the president and vice president's voices, according to the Associated Press. Read More »

Father of Manchester Bomber Salman Abedi: "'We Do Not Kill Innocents"

Britain's ambassador to Ireland, Robin Barnett, has said the outpouring of sympathy across Ireland, in the wake of the Manchester terror attack, has been "truly remarkable" and an indicator of the close ties between both countries. The top police official in Manchester , Chief Constable Ian Hopkins , told reporters Wednesday, "It's very clear that this is a network that we are investigating", and that Abedi did not act alone. Read More »

Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe - media reports

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Executives with Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) had talks with Kushner during a roadshow in 2016 when it was preparing a new strategy, the bank said. The Post's source also mentioned that investigators were looking into "possible financial crimes", but their source was not specific as to what that meant. Read More »

Twin blasts in Indonesia , three killed

Police have identified the bombers as Ichwanul Nurul Salam, 40, and Ahmad Sukri, 32, both from West Java province, said Col. Arif Makhfudiharto, chief of the West Java anti-terror squad. Authorities in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation are increasingly anxious about a surge in "radicalism", driven in part by a new generation of fighters inspired by ISIL. Read More »

United Kingdom consumers downbeat on finances as inflation bites

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United Kingdom growth has been revised downwards after a hard start to 2017. That is based on the latest statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which show the European Union grew by 0.5% in the first three months of this year, marking 16 consecutive quarters of positive growth. Read More »