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Mosul residents deny findings of United States probe into Iraq strike

The strike had targeted two ISIS snipers who were on the building's second floor; the USA bomb was expected to damage no more than 20 percent of the structure, the Pentagon says. Residents of the adjacent building, which was also damaged, he said, were ordered not to leave the night before the attack. WELNA: Well, according to General Isler there had been bad weather for two days before the airstrike and on the morning it was carried out. Read More »

Donald Trump condemns bus bloodbath in Egypt

The injured were taken to local hospitals and some were being transported to Cairo . Let's be clear: Islamic terrorists want to do to Christians in Egypt exactly what they did to them in Iraq and in Syria.Copts believe that their Church dates back to around 50 AD, when the Apostle Mark is said to have visited Egypt.But many Christians feel the state either does not take their plight seriously enough or cannot protect them against determined fanatics.According to the same statement, a ... Read More »

Victims of Donald Trump's handshake

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Join us for the next edition of the Handshake Wars. Trump, whose own election a year ago shocked the pollsters, said Macron "ran an incredible campaign and had a tremendous victory". When the two leaders met, Mr Trump was fulsome in his congratulations on Mr Macron's election victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen , saying he had run "an incredible campaign and had a tremendous victory". Read More »

Spain: police arrest 5 Barca ultras before Copa final

Enrique can add a ninth title to a generally successful three-year spell in charge in the final competitive game at Atletico Madrid's Vicente Calderon this weekend. And Pique wants his boss to go out as a victor in the last ever competitive game at Atletico Madrid's Vicente Calderon stadium. However you look at it, there only looks like being one victor in this Spanish Cup final. Read More »

US Treasury to play key role protecting finance IT infrastructure

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is due to explain Trump's plans to cut business taxes and regulation, and explain Trump's push for what he considers more balanced trading relationships. Mnuchin, who skipped the opening session in Bari where academics spoke on inequality and growth and arrived long after other ministers, told reporters he was "excited" about the emerging new US trade policy. Read More »

McMaster says 'not concerned' after Kushner back-channel reports

His comments come on a heels of The Washington Post report that Jared Kushner , Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, discussed with Russia's ambassador to Washington the possibility of setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin. Read More »

Kushner ready to talk to investigators, lawyer says

Kushner, who serves as senior adviser to Trump, has drawn the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation because he considered setting up a secret line of communications between the incoming administration and the Russian government, primarily to discuss a resolution to the crisis in Syria, according to a person familiar with the matter. Read More »

Germany pushes back against Trump trade comments

Still, Trump hailed the trip a success as he arrived to the G-7 summit in Sicily Friday, the final stop of his maiden global trip, a grueling nine-day, five-stop marathon. "We agreed the threat from Daesh [the Islamic State group] is evolving rather than disappearing", Mrs May said. The first summit, in 1975, was attended by France, Germany, the US, Britain, Japan and Italy . Read More »

Kimi Raikonnen grabs pole position for Monaco Grand Prix

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Force India worked hard to get Esteban Ocon's auto out in Q1 after his crash in third practice, and he pitted on his final lap after getting caught up in traffic with one minute remaining. Unlike the Ferraris that could set a fast time immediately after their outlaps from the pits, the Mercedes drivers needed an outlap and a preparation lap to get the most from their tyres. Read More »

Trump drinks the anti-Iran Kool-Aid

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The trip included stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel . The holiest site in Judaism and the third-holiest in Islam, it is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and was taken from Jordan in the 1967 war. "Not with Donald J. Trump, believe me". TRUMP: The Palestinians are ready to reach for peace. At the prime minister's residence Monday evening, Trump praised Netanyahu, elected to his fourth term in 2015, for "working very hard at it". Read More »

N. Korea Conducted Missile Test in Anju, not Pukchang

Uruguay's mission to the world body said the meeting, the second in as many weeks, is set for Tuesday and was requested by the United States, South Korea and Japan. Liu spoke to reporters after emergency Security Council consultations behind closed doors on the North's latest missile test. South Korea fired warning shots Tuesday after an unidentified object flew south from rival North Korea , Seoul's military said. Read More »

US Senate committee passes bill to impose new sanctions on Iran

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My Faith Votes leader Jason Yates also hailed Trump's trip, particularly to Israel . Congratulating the day of Khorramshahr's freedom, the President said: "Khordad 3rd is the day of victory against aggression and freedom of Khorramshahr with God's will by Islam warriors and I congratulate this day to the whole Iranian nation and Imam Khomeini's soul". Read More »

Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

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Trump has tweeted the reason why he has not signed the pledge as of yet. The president's new apparent openness to staying in the landmark Paris climate pact came amid a determined pressure campaign by European leaders. trade, including softwood lumber. Other odd moments from this trip include the "grip and grit your teeth" handshake with new French President Emmanuel Macron , the failed attempts at hand holding with the first lady and video of Trump shoving aside Dusko Markovic , ... Read More »

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nukes

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North Korean President Kim Jong Un reportedly said Monday the ballistic missile testing over the weekend was part of his country's efforts to expand their nuclear weapons program. The missile flew for about half an hour, at a greater elevation than missiles usually do, and landed in the Sea of Japan, reports said. "Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea". Read More »

Gerrard: Liverpool Will Sign Top Talent this Summer

Owners Fenway Sports Group are thought to be willing to arm Jurgen Klopp with a £100 million war chest to ensure he can sign the players he wants. "We're in the qualifying stage but you've got to realise that to get to the latter stages of the competition you are talking about top, top class opposition". Read More »

Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

The Post says the president's son-in-law and point man on the Middle East spoke to Russia's ambassador to the US about setting up the secure line in early December during a meeting at Trump Tower. The request from the committee arrived last week at campaign headquarters in NY, according to person familiar with the request who wasn't authorized to discuss the developments publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Read More »

G-7 source: USA gets more time for climate pact answer

The Times (UK ) confirmed the golf cart episode, "The distance between Donald Trump and his G7 partners was spelled out dramatically today when Theresa May and the leaders of Italy , France, Germany , Japan and Canada strolled the streets of Taormina , Sicily - while he followed in a golf cart". Read More »

Senate panel says to subpoena Michael Flynn businesses

Flynn decides to comply with our Intel Committee subpoena to produce business documents. Warner and Sen. Richard Burr , R. -N.C., the committee chairman, also sent a letter to Flynn's lawyer asking for the legal basis for Flynn's refusal to provide documents. Read More »

Iran, Russia presidents discuss JCPOA implementation, Middle East developments

Tehran has slammed United States (US) President Donald Trump's anti-Iran remarks terming it "outdated propaganda". In remarks released on Thursday night, Qassemi denounced recent anti-Iran remarks by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has called on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to end the country's ballistic missile tests, as "empty talk". Read More »

Conte's cup curse continues after Chelsea loses FA Cup final

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Even winning the FA Cup for a record seventh time would not convince some he is the right man but Wenger insists his decision will be what is right for the club and not what is the most popular option. " Chelsea think we are favourites?" Wenger must cope with a selection crisis in defence, with Laurent Koscielny suspended, Gabriel injured and Shkodran Mustafi doubtful - meaning Per Mertesacker is set to make his first start in over a year. Read More »

Senate Investigators Slap Flynn With Two Fresh Subpoenas

On Monday, Rep. Elijah Cummings , D-Md., said documents already in the House Oversight Committee's possession appear to indicate that Flynn may have lied to investigators past year when they were conducting a background check for his top-level security clearance. Read More »

World Leaders Condemn Manchester Terror Attack

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The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said: "It was with great sadness and profound shock that I learnt of the brutal attack that struck Manchester ". 'I must point out that the grizzly task of identifying bodies continues and we are in touch with all the major hospitals in Manchester , ' Ms Bishop said. Read More »

North Korea allies also under threat says US Pacific commander

She said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is "paranoid" and thinks that the United States is trying to promote regime change and that there are people trying to assassinate him. Moon's hopes for a softer approach have been complicated by North Korea's rapid progress toward its stated goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile that could reach the US mainland. Read More »

G7 Hopes Donald Trump publicly back the Paris Agreement

A stand-off is underway between Italian riot police and the protesters on Saturday evening in Giardini Naxos , a seaside town down the hill from Taormina , where leaders of seven large industrialized democracies had gathered for a two-day summit. Read More »

Iran to Proceed with Missile Program with Full Power: Spokesman

On May 23, during his first press conference with both foreign and local media since his sweeping win in the election on a turnout of more than 70%, Rouhani said he hoped Trump and his team would soon learn to "settle down" so that everyone could understand what he was proposing. Read More »