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Kushner proposed secret communication channel with Kremlin

The Washington Post reported Thursday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation received a Russian intelligence document saying the Clinton campaign had an understanding with the Justice Department that Clinton would not be prosecuted over the email inquiry into whether she intentionally revealed classified information through her use of a private email server. Read More »

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi filmed putting bins out before attack

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Friends, family and members of Abedi's mosque all reported the 22-year-old British-born terrorist to anti-terror hotlines as far back as five years ago, but action appeared to have not been taken. Police raided homes believed to be connected with the investigation. "These relationships enable us to collaborate and share privileged and sensitive information that allows us to defeat terrorism and protect the public at home and overseas", GMP said this morning in a statement. Read More »

House Intelligence Committee to subpoena Flynn documents

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Coats told senators at a Senate hearing that it would be inappropriate to discuss private conversations he'd had with the president. Brennan said he contacted the Russian intelligence service last August to warn them against meddling in the USA election, an allegation they denied. Read More »

America First Keeps G-7 on Toes as Mnuchin Says They Understand

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But US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claimed afterwards that major trading partners "are much more comfortable" with the Trump administration's trade policies and understand US growth will benefit them. Almost a decade after a financial crisis ripped through the global economy, G-7 officials said they are wary of another big threat to growth. The German G7 source said a draft communique had been unanimously agreed by all G7 representatives at a meeting on Friday and Saturday in Bari , ... Read More »

Pope gifts Trump texts on peace, environmentalism

They were led by the Swiss Guard from the Vatican courtyard to the offices of Pope Francis . Neither Trump nor the Pope revealed what their conversation entailed and neither the White House nor the Vatican offered any immediate clues, leaving those curious about the first meeting between the two starkly different world leaders thirsting for more. Read More »

Philippines, China hold first South China Sea dialogue

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday China's leaders told him they were prepared to go to war over competing claims in the South China Sea . Media reports said a Yuan-class submarine of China's People's Liberation Army-Navy was "picked up" by India's P8-I aircraft as soon as it crossed the Malacca Strait during April 19-20. Read More »

US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind

The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency, which is responsible for developing and testing missile defense systems, has scheduled the intercept test for Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. Asked about Thornton's remarks, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China remained committed to "strictly implementing" United Nations sanctions but offered no details or what other measures it might be taking. Read More »

Pak army to 'Jointly Fight' Jadhav case at ICJ

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Under pressure over the adverse ruling in the International Court of Justice in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, Pakistan's civilian government asserted that the stay on the Indian national's execution cannot trump domestic law . It further alleged that Pakistan has committed "egregious violation of the Vienna Convention" and repeatedly denied consular access to Jadhav. He said a group of politicians are spreading desperation in the country but the Prime Minister will never resign on ... Read More »

Lawmakers: Trump should make good on campaign pledge on Jerusalem

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Trump told Abbas he was "truly hopeful that America can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace and bring new hope to the region and its people". US President Donald Trump has called those behind the suicide bombing in Manchester " evil losers in life" who murdered "so many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives". Read More »

Trump's shove was 'inoffensive,' Montenegro prime minister says

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Donald Trump has been meeting world leaders at the G7 summit today, and yes, there have been some really awkward pictures taken. During last year's Republican primary campaign, Trump alleged, " NATO is costing us a fortune" and is " obsolete " because other nations aren't pulling their weight. Read More »

Lawyer says Kushner willing to cooperate with Russia investigators

Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner , President Donald Trump's son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar with the investigation. Read More »

Demure Melania Trump visits Vatican with black veil, in head-to-toe black

According to the Economist , the Vatican described the meeting between the two as " cordial " and noted the Pope hopes to work with the Trump administration on "healthcare, education and assistance to immigrants". Trump clashed with Pope Francis during the campaign, but expressed his deep appreciation for the papal audience he received. Based on what we've seen so far, she doesn't seem all that thrilled about embracing the duties of FLOTUS, and she may have a few more years of ... Read More »

Lawyer: Kushner to cooperate in Trump-Russia investigation

Investigators believe Kushner , who is married to the President's eldest daughter Ivanka, has significant information relevant to their inquiry. Unlike Paul Manafort, Mr Trump's former campaign manager, and Michael Flynn , the former national security adviser, Kushner is not a major figure in the Russian probe, NBC reports . Read More »

Europeans making sales pitch to Trump on climate accord

But now, he's in the White House , and Trump has surrounded himself with moderate Republicans and Democrats like National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn , and so he's getting lots of new information. If Trump does decide to pull out of the deal, it would be quite easy : The administration could remove the country from the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that set up the Paris agreement . Read More »

Iraqis demand compensation after US probe into Mosul strike

Thousands of Iraqi security forces, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, Sunni Arab tribesmen and Shia militiamen, assisted by US -led coalition warplanes and military advisers, are involved in the offensive, which was launched in October 2016. The civilians either enter unwittingly or are forced in and locked up. The aim was to produce a blast that would destroy only the top floor of the building, which was described as a well-built concrete structure, and kill the snipers. Read More »

Trump sets out Mideast vision - backing Arab strongmen against Iran

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Rouhani, a pragmatist who won last week's presidential election, hit back hard by dismissing the summit as a "ceremonial (event) that had no political value and will bear no results". The US and its Arab allies in the Gulf respond that Iran and Russia's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has helped perpetuate the chaos. "They should have polling stations in place for the people and let the rulers not be on a hereditary basis". Read More »

Trump's popularity sinks among Israeli Jews

Nachman Shai told TPS . Trump left the USA for his first trip overseas as commander-in-chief on May 19, arriving in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Trump hosted Abbas at the White House on May 3, pledging to help end the decades-old conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians. Read More »

44-year-old man arrested in Manchester bombing inquiry

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She said she would "make clear to president Trump that intelligence which is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure". The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security. On the investigation front, Greater Manchester Police say two men were arrested overnight in Manchester and in the Withington area south of the city. Read More »

2 qualify for NCAA Championships

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The Lady Tigers wound up with nine athletes advancing to the quarterfinals Thursday , while long jumper Nataliyah Friar became their first qualifier for nationals. Sandfort also broke her own school record Thursday with a time of 35:04.69. It's the largest NCAA contingent for Redlands since 2011. Chase Horrocks will advance in the 1500m with a time of 3:51.73. Read More »

Ariana Grande suspends world tour after Manchester concert bombing

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A 23-year-old man was arrested in the south of the city yesterday. A woman who was arrested in Blackley on Wednesday evening has since been released without charge. Britain has raised its official terror threat level to " critical ", the highest possible level used for occasions when an "imminent attack" is possible. Read More »