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Current White House staffer caught up in Russian Federation probe, source says


Comey, who was leading an FBI investigation into Trump's campaign team and whether it colluded with the Kremlin during the 2016 election, was sacked earlier this month. In other breaking Russian Federation news, the Washington Post reported Friday that the FBI's Russia's probe has "identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest". Read More »

Trump's miserable Vatican visit blessed the Internet with these perfect memes


Both men looked far more relaxed at the end of the private meeting, with the pope smiling and joking with Trump and his wife, Melania . According to reports , a spokeswoman for the first lady said that she made a decision to wear a black lace veil known as a mantilla as it was in line with the Vatican protocol that women during an audience with the pope should wear long sleeves, formal black clothing and cover their heads. Read More »

Manchester attack: Police make more arrests as investigation widens

Police announced the arrest of the first suspect, a 23-year-old man rumoured to be the older brother of the attacker, on Tuesday. The senior Abedi worked as a security officer under dictator Moammar Gadhafi 's rule. "Last time I spoke to him, he sounded normal". Hopkins declined to elaborate and gave no details about Wednesday's three arrests in south Manchester and one in the town of Wigan, 25 kilometres from Manchester. Read More »

UK police arrest 9th man in concert bombing investigation

Britain's security level has been upgraded to "critical" meaning officials believe another attack may be imminent. A British army soldier and a police officer secure an entrance to the defence ministry in London . British officials reacted with fury and cut off information sharing with USA law enforcement agencies, putting the decades-old transatlantic intelligence relationship under strain. Read More »

Trump, G-7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate

The Group of Seven consists of Japan , United States , United Kingdom, France , Canada , Italy and Germany . Angela Merkel , the German chancellor, also faces the same prospect ahead of a September poll. According to the BBC , British prime minister Margaret May is expected to urge world leaders to do more to combat online extremism, saying the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS) is "moving from the battlefield to the internet". Read More »

Manchester bomber's father spoke son five days before attack

Hashim Ramadan Abedi appears inside the Tripoli-based Special Deterrent anti-terrorism force unit after his arrest on Tuesday for alleged links to the Islamic State extremist group. But disclosures in the USA media about the Manchester attack have clearly troubled senior British ministers and investigators. A Polish couple who had come to collect their daughters from the concert in Manchester are among the dead, Poland's foreign minister said Wednesday. Read More »

Macron Urges Trump to Avoid Hasty Climate Change Decision

Macron and May first met in February in London. Macron said he was happy to meet the United States president and that they had a host of subjects on the agenda to discuss, including terrorism, climate and energy issues. French diplomatic sources said Macron would press Trump on whether Washington will remain in the Paris climate deal, and urge him to respect multilateral procedures in trade negotiations instead of dealing individually with different European Union states. Read More »

Oil edges up after dip on disappointing OPEC meeting outcome

Shares in Asia are higher after an overnight advance on Wall Street spurred by the latest meeting minutes from the Federal Re. "The bottom line is - enjoy this while you can". USA oil storage levels have increased in 2017. The Indian basket, comprising 73 per cent sour-grade Dubai and Oman crudes, and the balance in sweet-grade Brent, closed trade on Wednesday at $53.28 for a barrel of 159 litres, which was higher than the previous day's close at $52.64. Read More »

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


Just last week, US officials told NBC News that the activities of an unnamed current White House official were under investigation as the FBI probes President Trump's ties to Russian Federation. "Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings", Kushner's lawyer, Jamie Gorelick, told NBC News. "He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry". Read More »

Gunmen kill 26 in attack on Christians in Egypt - medical sources

Sources and eyewitnesses said that most of the victims were children . "While we appreciate the fast response by officials in dealing with the event, we hope that necessary procedures are undertaken to avoid such attacks , which damage Egypt's image and cause Egyptians a great deal of pain", the statement added. Read More »

Gunmen kill 26 in attack on Christians in Egypt

Mr. Sisi has defended the performance of his security forces and accused jihadists of trying to divide Egyptian society by attacking vulnerable minorities. Copts believe that their Church dates back to about 50 AD, when the Apostle Mark is said to have visited Egypt. The government is fighting insurgents affiliated to Islamic State who have killed hundreds of police and soldiers in the Sinai peninsula, while also carrying out attacks elsewhere in the country. Read More »

Melania really does not want to hold Donald Trump's hand

Two separate hand swat incidents between US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have been captured on camera during their first official visit overseas, raising speculations about first family troubles. As the Trump's disembarked Air Force One in Italy Melania wasn't interested in the US President's touch. But while many of us continue to fear for our rights, calling and writing Congress, and marching in the streets, we can't help but take notice of the First Lady. Read More »

South Korea opens fire when it sees object


South Korea has fired warning shots at an unidentified object flying south from North Korea , its military said. If North Korea did indeed fire the Pukguksong-2 again, it might be part of attempts to stabilize the system's functions before it operationally deploys the missiles, said Kim Dong-yub, an analyst at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies. Read More »

Netanyahu Welcomes Trump, Delivers Indirect Insult to Obama

US President Donald Trump ended his tour of the Middle East with another call for peace between Israel and Palestine , but as it is with the current US president the entire affair was about optics. The problem is not between us and Judaism. "The president was very forceful in his encouragement to both of them to be serious about approaching these discussions in the future and recognize you have to compromise", Tillerson said in Rome, where he was accompanying Trump on his first ... Read More »

Dutch PM says he will 'build a fine relationship' with Trump

Counter-terrorism and other issues were also on the agenda for the one-day summit. Instead, European leaders gazed unsmilingly at Mr Trump while he said that "23 of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they are supposed to be paying", and that they owe "massive amounts" from past years - a misstatement of NATO's spending targets, which guide nations' own domestic spending decisions. Read More »

White House Reviewing Sanctions On Russia Over Aggression In Ukraine


Sanctions were imposed separately by the United States and European Union in 2014 and have been repeatedly extended and expanded since then. Erdogan posed for photos with Tusk and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker but the atmosphere was frosty and they exchanged no words in public, in contrast to the impromptu conversation the EU officials struck up with U.S. Read More »

Philippine troops battle terrorists in besieged city with helicopters, tanks

The militants raided two jails, leading to the escape of more than 100 inmates, according to Mujiv Hataman, the governor of a Muslim self-ruled area that includes Marawi . The mayor of Marawi , Majul Gandamra, told a Manila radio station that the fighting has caused a crisis of resources for those still in the city: "It's getting hard for people to get their basic needs, like water and food". Read More »

Philippines steps up raid on Islamic militants in Marawi


The move came after President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao to address violence caused by Islamic militants who pledged allegiance with the self-claimed Islamic State (IS). "I specifically ordered our soldiers to locate and destroy these terrorists as soon as possible", Bautista said. Even though much of the city was sealed off, disturbing details were emerging. Read More »

UK bomber said to have pleaded 'Forgive me' before blast

Abedi, a 22-year-old British citizen born to Libyan parents who grew up around Manchester , died in the attack. Authorities believe he had help in building the bomb, which photographs published by the New York Times showed was sophisticated and powerful, and that his accomplices could be ready to strike again. Read More »

Facing anxious European leaders, Trump goes on offensive

President Donald Trump's first appearance at a summit of the alliance's leaders. Trump said, "it will be solved, you can bet on that". He said the allies would also meet Tusk's demands to share more of the security burden and reaffirm a commitment to spend two percent of annual GDP on defence. Read More »