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Trump tried to get intelligence officials to deny collusion

John McCain , R-Ariz., questioned him about a Washington Post report that Trump allegedly asked him and Adm. Michael S. Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, to publicly dispute that any evidence exists of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go

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We have an extremely large agenda to discuss: the fight against terrorism, the economy, climate and energy". Speaking at a joint press conference with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the heels of their meeting in Brussels , Macron said:"As for climate, President Trump can assert his position". Read More »

FBI deflects House Oversight Committee's request for documents

Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings. I hope that's a fair representation", Chaffetz said, referring to Rep. Chaffetz, R-Utah, previously requested Comey's recent memos about his private contacts with Trump. But he told The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, that the business - Strawberry C- may become a reincarnation of his former public relations and marketing firm. Read More »

President: Iran Not to Heed Enemies' Comments on Missiles

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has congratulated Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for securing reelection on Friday (19 May), assuring him that the European Union will continue to work towards full implementation of the landmark nuclear deal . Read More »

Israel ties see major reset with Trump's visit to Jerusalem

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Both sides are wary of being accused of resisting Trump's peace efforts or being cast as obstructing the resumption of talks. "Big, big, attractive difference", Trump said to loud applause from his audience, which included members of Netanyahu's Cabinet and other officials. Read More »

Concert bomber's brother arrested for suspected ties to ISIS

An initial deployment of 984 had been ordered, initially in London , then elsewhere. Abedi began studying business and management at Salford University in Manchester in 2014, a source told the Press Association news agency, but he dropped out after two years and did not complete his degree. Read More »

Off-Duty Police Officer Among Dead in UK Blast

On Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May increased the threat level to "critical", indicating that an attack could be imminent. Hopkins said that the investigation into the attack, carried out by 22-year-old Salman Abedi, is continuing at pace. Read More »

Russian Officials Talked Openly About Influencing Trump

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Mr Trump, now on a nine-day global trip, has had his own conversations with the Russians questioned in light of reports that he shared extremely classified intelligence with Russian diplomats in the Oval Office on 10 May. His communications with Russian officials ahead of Trump's inauguration have been the subject of several Congressional investigations. "If there ever was any effort by Russians to influence me, I was unaware, and they would have failed", Mr Manafort , whose links to ... Read More »

Father of Manchester bomber arrested in Libya

Twenty two people were killed and dozens more wounded after a bomb went off just outside a concert venue in Manchester . But Hashem Abedi had been in touch with attacker Salman Abedi , Bin Salem said, and was suspected of planning to carry out an attack in the Libyan capital. Read More »

Manchester bomber was part of terror 'network'

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In the interview, Ramadan said that he last spoke to Salman two days before the Manchester attack , and that Salman was about to go on a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. Libyan officials are claiming that Hashim has confessed that both he and Salman belonged to the Islamic State group, which is highly active in Libya, and that Hashim also knew details about the attack. Read More »

White House, DOJ miss Senate deadline to provide James Comey memos, records

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The firing comes just days after Sally Yates, who was acting US attorney general until she, too, was sacked by President Trump, told a congressional committee that she had clearly warned the White House that retired Gen. Coats' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee came one day after the Washington Post reported that Trump had appealed to Coats and National Security Agency (NSA) director Michael Rogers independently asking them to " publicly deny the existence of any evidence ... Read More »

China sidesteps Duterte claim of war threat over sea row

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Islamist militants rampaging through a southern Philippine city beheaded a local police chief, President Rodrigo Duterte said today. I am just telling you...my interpretation: "there was no bullying or pushing around, it was not a threat", Cayetano added. Read More »

Trump's Handshakes With French President Did Not Disappoint

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The awkwardly long greeting saw Macron hold a tight grip on the president's right hand which turned their knuckles white and left a faint imprint on his skin. BRUSSELS (AP) - Melania Trump joined the spouses of other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders visiting a children's hospital and touring a Brussels museum on Thursday. Read More »

Netanyahu to Trump: Israel Appreciates 'Reassertion of American Leadership In Middle East'

Trump left Riyadh for Tel Aviv ahead of talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in hopes of seeking ways to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace. He said that if Christians, Muslims and Jews join forces, "peace in this world is possible, including peace between Israel and the Palestinians". Netanyahu tried to swat Hazan's arm away, unsuccessfully, and Likud politicians later said that not only was Hazan not invited to the ceremony but that he had caused "a great embarrassment" to ... Read More »

Tehran's 'Iranophobia' claim against United States slammed

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The president made the remarks on Monday in his first press conference after his reelection. In his first keynote speech overseas, Trump sought to redefine his relationship with the Muslim world, and focused on his desire to curb Iran's influence in the region. Read More »

Major US Jewish Organizations Praise Trump's Israel Visit

Tillerson also said , "We solve the Israeli-Palestinian peace dilemma, we start solving a lot of the peace throughout the Middle East region", a linkage that Netanyahu, who has said peace with other states is achievable before Israeli-Palestinian issues are resolved, has in the past forcefully rejected. Read More »

Ex-CIA chief: It's clear Russian Federation interfered with USA election

Asked Tuesday if the Intelligence Committee should call Flynn in to testify, knowing that the former national security adviser would refuse to answer questions citing the Fifth Amendment protections, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Flynn has offered to testify before congressional investigators in exchange for immunity from prosecution, an offer that was quickly rejected. "They try to suborn individuals and try to get individuals, including U.S. Read More »

Rouhani leads in Iran's presidential election - preliminary results

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Rouhani also criticised Iran's arch-foe Saudi Arabia over its lack of democracy, urging Riyadh to allow its people to decide their country's fate through free elections. Iran's economy has slowly recovered since the lifting of sanctions past year but deals with Western investors are few and far between as foreign investors are cautious about trading with or investing in Iran, fearing penalties from remaining unilateral USA sanctions. Read More »

If Israelis and Palestinians make peace it may spread across region

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Trump promised during his campaign to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the USA embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , but has since backed off that pledge - at least for now. As Mr Trump shook hands with Mr Netanyahu he asked, "What is the protocol?" The U.S. has never recognized Israeli sovereignty over parts of the Old City seized in the 1967 war. Read More »

French Economy Minister Hopes Greek Debt Deal Will Be Reached in June

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Greece needs more emergency cash to avoid a default in July when the country faces debt repayments of almost €7.3 billion. The country's debt burden stands at around 175%, a level that the Greek government thinks is unsustainable in the long-term - hence its insistence on some debt relief, at least in the form of lower interest payments and longer repayment terms. Read More »

Melania and Ivanka Trump veiled and demure at Pope meeting

Trump at first did not plan to stop in Rome during his visit to Europe, which some in the Vatican saw as a snub. The president noted that Pope Francis has already accepted an invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August, 2018, and said "there is now a better prospect and more scope" that he would also be able to cross the border. Read More »

Trump Tosses Out Obama Playbook In The Middle East

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However, he did make waves across the internet for another reason: He stated that Trump was on his way to "Tel Aviv, home of Judaism". Speaking alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas , Trump offered his condolences and condemned the "wicked ideology" that led to the attack. Read More »

Here's what Trump and Netanyahu talked about in their private moments together

A senior White House official told reporters on Tuesday that President Donald Trump united the Muslim world in a way that " really hasn't been" done in "many years". Mr Trump is in Israel on the second stop in his nine-day tour of the Middle East and Europe. "And since both sides see a benefit to that, you're not seeing a lot of outcry or opposition that you would otherwise", he said. Read More »