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Brother of Manchester bomber arrested

The morning after the attack, police had said they believed that the suspect, 22-year-old Salman Abedi , a British citizen, had carried it out alone and had died in the blast he triggered. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly, said there is progress being made on the investigation despite the leaks. Read More »

Trump Met Pope Francis and Changed His Twitter Banner to Prove it

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Smiling for the staff, Francis had a light moment with the first lady, asking via translator, "What do you give him to eat, potizza?" referring to a favorite papal dessert from her native Slovenia. "We can use peace", Trump commented. As the Vaticanist explains to the Guardian, the husband of the niece of the Bishop of Rome is himself of Slovenian origin and would have discovered this cake to Pope Francis who immediately became fond of it. Read More »

Sheriff: Montana GOPer Accused Of Assault Declined Request For Interview

That was outrageous". A Fox News Channel crew who witnessed the confrontation backed Jacobs' version of events. Later in the night, he was cited for misdemeanor assault by Gallantin County Sheriff. House Democrats on Thursday called for Gianforte to withdraw his candidacy from the special election after the incident and further called for Republicans to take steps towards an apology. Read More »

Residents flee militant siege in Philippines

The Abu Sayyaf is infamous for kidnapping foreigners and killing them if ransoms are not paid. On Tuesday, violent clashes broke out between security forces and militants linked with IS, leaving at least one police officer dead. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Congress had received a mandatory report from Duterte explaining his martial law declaration and lawmakers would discuss it on Monday. Read More »

Appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that President Trump's controversial travel ban should be kept on hold, maintaining a nationwide preliminary injunction that blocks key elements of the executive order from being enforced. Read More »

United States warplanes strike Syrian pro-government militia convoy

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The US said Russian Federation was told in advance and that warning shots were ignored. Syria's ally Russia on Friday condemned the strike, saying it hit civilians and was unacceptable, Russian news agencies reported . This "flagrant aggression launched by the global coalition exposes the falsity of its allegation about fighting terrorism and undoubtedly demonstrates the reality of the Zionist-American project in the region", the Syrian official said. Read More »

France urges Trump not to rush on Paris climate deal

During their brief sit-down in front of the press, Trump congratulated Macron on an "incredible campaign" and a "tremendous victory". Macron will meet his US counterpart Donald Trump for the first time at an informal lunch later that will immediately test his diplomatic skills, given the unpredictable nature of the USA leader. Read More »

Jared Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe: US media reports

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Brennan was a key figure in the handling of Russian election interference under former President Barack Obama's administration. The leaders of the U.S. In his opening statement, Brennan also recounted how he had briefed congressional leaders in August of previous year, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees about the "full details" of what he knew of ... Read More »

Senate issues subpoenas targeting Michael Flynn's businesses

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The committee has tried another way to receive the documents by issuing two subpoenas for two of Flynn's former businesses. As the Two-Way reported , Flynn has invoked the 5 Amendment and has refused to turn over any documents subpoenaed by the committee related to his interactions with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. Read More »

Melania Trump's video of brushing away Donald Trump's hand goes viral

The 47-year-old mother of Barron Trump wore a bespoke Dolce & Gabbana black coat and black pointy-toe pumps for her arrival at Rome's Vinci-Fiumicino Airport. Given that fact, a Twitter user commented that Melania must be fed up of being forced to share the same room with her husband during their ongoing trip in Middle East and craving to return to her "sanctuary". Read More »

Donald Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to compromise for peace

Speaking at the Israel Museum Trump said "We know that peace is possible if we put aside the pain and disagreements of the past and commit together to finally resolving this crisis which has dragged on for almost half a century". They were all saying I did. A banner hung in the city said "the city of peace welcomes the man of peace ". In his final speech, at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem , President Trump also identified himself, his administration and the United States ... Read More »

Trump Shames NATO Leaders on Defense Spending

A White House official said the president wanted to deliver the same direct message in front of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. And NATO's secretary general announced two points on the meeting's agenda that many interpret as nods to Trump. Read More »

Stefanik grills former Central Intelligence Agency director, questions assessment of Russian threat

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House of Representatives Intelligence Committee. Brennan testified that he spoke with the head of the Russian intelligence service on August 4 and was the first US official to call out the Russians for their activities. The Justice Department says Robert Mueller's work at a law firm that represented relatives and associates of President Donald Trump does not disqualify him from overseeing an FBI investigation into possible ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

Senate Intelligence Committee votes to give leaders solo subpoena power

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Meanwhile, the Senate intelligence committee says it will subpoena two of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's businesses. Former CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the US presidential campaign, telling the Russians that continued meddling would backfire and prevent any warming of relations after the election. Read More »

US Senate panel says it will subpoena Michael Flynn businesses

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In a letter to the Senate committee on Monday, Flynn invoked his Fifth Amendment protection from self-incrimination in deflecting the panel's subpoena for a wide array of documents and information related to his contacts with Russians. "I think it is our expectation that the witness interviews will largely be done in private, if not exclusively in private", said Rep. Adam Schiff of California. Read More »

31 militants killed in besieged Philippine city

Attention has also been focused on the kidnapping of a local priest and his parishioners who were taken hostage by the Maute group on Tuesday. The violence has forced thousands to flee and raised fears of growing extremism in the country. Read More »

Trump meets his match in handshake showdown with Macron

Trump first congratulated Macron on his "tremendous" victory that was being talked about "all over the world". While some in the mainstream media attempt to manufacture and sensationalize tension between Trump and Macron, these two businessmen turned world leaders prepare to work together, as Richard Wagner explains . Read More »

OPEC says it will extend production cuts through March 2018

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Analysts also said that the OPEC-led production cuts would support a further rise in USA output. "I don't think the cuts are enough for [OPEC] to reach their goal in a nine month period and this is reflecting that", said James Williams , president of WTRG Economics in London , Arkansas. Read More »

Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law, a 'focus' in Russian Federation probe

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He says that last summer he was increasingly concerned that Russian officials were perhaps trying to enlist the cooperation of people in the Trump campaign. This type of information is typically shared in intelligence channels and not between the U.S. president and foreign diplomats, Mr Brennan said. "On this topic, as well as other topics, I don't feel it's appropriate to characterize discussions, conversations with the president". Read More »

Nets Downplay Confirmed Premium Reductions In House Health Care Bill

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He said he wanted the Senate bill to have "a lot more money" than the House measure, which would provide $138 billion over a decade to help states buttress health care markets. The American Health Care Act would allow states under certain circumstances to apply for waivers exempting coverage of certain essential health benefits mandated under the Affordable Care Act. Read More »

Greek statue removed in Bangladesh after Islamist outcry

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I have come here because they would damage it if they took it down without me. The pressure groups have demanded the statue's removal by Friday (26 May) as it hurts their religious sentiments. Haque said the authorities had "bowed to the Hefazat (-e-Islam)", referring to the hardline Islamist group that held a series of protests demanding the statue's destruction. Read More »

Iran accuses USA of arming 'dangerous terrorists', spreading 'Iranophobia'

In a jibe at the billion-dollar deals signed between Trump and the Saudi government, Rouhani said: "You can't solve terrorism just by giving your people's money to a superpower". He'll serve another four years in the post. Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, who was speaking separately on Tuesday, referred to that development and said the opening of the center in the Saudi capital was "the right thing to do, because that very place (Riyadh) is the source of exporting terrorism". Read More »