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US plans test of defence system to shoot down an ICBM


The interceptor test, scheduled for Tuesday, comes after a series of successful North Korean ballistic missile launches the recent being on May 21. Trump, who has called North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un "a madman with nuclear weapons" vowed that the problem posed by the dictator "will be solved". Read More »

Conservative leadership race comes down to Maxime Bernier vs. Andrew Scheer

The last time Conservative party faithful gathered en masse in Toronto it was to hear from former leader and prime minister Stephen Harper. The sparring over access is an early preview of the rancour between parties that's expected to escalate once the permanent leader is chosen and takes a seat in the House of Commons as the leader of the Official Opposition, as early as next week. Read More »

USA boosting Israeli military aid by millions: Netanyahu


The paper said that US President Donald Trump's plan for Palestinian-Israeli peace assumes normalization of relations between the Arab states and Israel as a prelude to peace. "Everything we needed to clarify with our friends in the United States was done", Lieberman said in an Army Radio interview. 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 ... Read More »

Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win record 13th FA Cup


The 67-year-old was asked about his future immediately following the final whistle on Saturday evening. Chelsea fans began to head for the exits when full-time was called on a memorable end to an otherwise forgettable Arsenal campaign. Read More »

Trump, Abe to discuss North Korea ahead of G-7


The summit, being held near Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna, is the final leg of a nine-day tour for Trump, his first foreign trip since becoming president, that started in the Middle East. Trump's promise of warmer ties with Moscow has called into question the USA commitment to sanctions. The president is likely to disagree with several leaders, not only about the migrant crisis but also about climate change and free trade. Read More »

Iran's Rouhani calls for better Gulf ties in call with Qatar Emir

Our missiles are for peace and for defence ... He was less flattering in his assessment of the Trump administration so far. Some of the weapons are meant to aid the Saudis in the conflict in Yemen , where they lead a coalition against the Iran-allied rebels, according to the Associated Press. Read More »

Trump making his way to the "G-Nato" at Taormina


But much of the intrigue over Trump's public statements during the trip revolved around what he didn't say. There and at his next stop, in Bethlehem on the West Bank where he met with Palestinian leaders (and was also the target of demonstrations), he managed not to mention the idea of a two state solution , the main goal of the Palestinians. Read More »

Trump says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will be stronger


Trump does not acknowledge him. The Wall Street Journal editorial board pushed back on Thursday, lambasting the press for crying wolf every time Trump opens his mouth. "America First!" cried one CNN affiliate in the region, while Montenegro's Vijesti newspaper said Trump purposely "removed" Markovic to hog the limelight. Read More »

CCTV shows bomber on night of attack


British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing arrested a ninth man while continuing to search addresses associated with the bomber. Greater Manchester Police Chief Ian Hopkins said Friday there is no place for discrimination and hatred in Manchester and urged people to report any incidents. Read More »

Kushner Reportedly Proposed Russia Set Up Secret Communications With Trump

The Washington Post said Kushner's secret communications proposal was made December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower in NY, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by USA officials. While these reports in themselves are damning to not only Kushner, but to the President himself, if one was to examine the timeline of alleged meets as well as actions taken by the Obama administration following revelations that Russian Federation had been hacking the DNC, things get quite ... Read More »

Trump Slams NATO Allies Standing Feet Away for Not 'Paying…

Trump lectured the members for falling short on pledges to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic products on the military, much as he had hectored them on this subject during his presidential campaign", the piece reads. The White House said at the time they were reviewing the deal still, and Trump argued that Iran was violating the "spirit" of the deal , which may set the stage for future action. Read More »

Pakistan plans to challenge ICJ's jurisdiction using declaration


The ICJ had in its order indicating provisional measures dismissed Pakistan's arguments related to reservations about the court's jurisdiction, maintainability of petition and urgency of the matter. "Without prejudging the result, the ICJ considers that the risk or irreparable prejudice, the mere fact that Jadhav is under such a sentence and might be executed, is sufficient to demonstrate such a risk". Read More »

Theresa May to confront Donald Trump over intel leaks on Manchester bombing


But on Thursday the leaks continued, culminating in a New York Times article which included detailed forensic pictures of the crime scene outside the Manchester Arena, including the remains of the bag that Abedi used. The man seen in the images is carrying a blue backpack on his back, with a sales tag still hanging off it. An evacuation in Moss Side is under way as part of a search linked to the Manchester terror attack. Read More »

Police Make 2 More Arrests In Connection With Manchester Concert Attack Investigation

The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the barbaric attack, which involved a home-made device packed with nuts and bolts which exploded in the venue's foyer as thousands of young people were leaving. Hashem had been "under surveillance for a month and a half" and "investigation teams supplied intelligence that he was planning a terrorist attack in the capital Tripoli", the Deterrence Force said on its Facebook page. Read More »

National Security Adviser: 'Not Concerned' About Kushner Back-channel Reports

The Russian ambassador was surprised by the request, according to reports citing unidentified United States officials. He said: "We have back-channel communications with any number of individual countries". Cohn defended Trump's decision to evade the news media, citing the president's "robust" travel schedule. The U.S. intelligence community concluded in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to sabotage the campaign of Mr. Read More »

Indian-origin doctor warned of cyberattacks days before United Kingdom health service hack


Large swathes of the NHS were paralysed by the cyber attack, which hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries around the world. Lord Paddick, Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman, said: "We need to get to the bottom of why the Government thought cyber attacks were not a risk, when a combination of warnings and plain common sense should have told ministers that there is a growing and risky threat to our cyber security". Read More »

Britain cuts terrorism threat level after significant police activity

President Donald Trump on a recent leak of classified information, the British counter terrorism police said Thursday. A 16-year-old boy and a 34-year-old woman were the two persons released without charge. Monday night's massacre at the Manchester Arena left 22 dead, including seven children, and scores of others injured - the worst terrorist outrage to hit Britain since the July 7 attacks in 2005. Read More »

Senate Intel Committee Requests All Trump Campaign Communications — WashPost


On Tuesday, Brennan, the former CIA director, testified to the House intelligence panel that he had noticed enough contact between Trump associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign to justify an investigation by the FBI. John Brennan , the former CIA Director, testified to the House intelligence committee on Tuesday. That conversation came two days after national security adviser Mike Flynn resigned under pressure and hours after the New York Times reported "repeated contacts" ... Read More »

Russians warned against visiting United Kingdom over terror threat

Greater Manchester Police on Friday said 10 people have been arrested in connection to the Manchester Arena bombing investigation - two of whom, a man and a woman, have been released without charge. Meanwhile, heavy armed presence is being rolled out for what is termed as a Bank Holiday weekend in the United Kingdom - an annual holiday on Monday making it a weekend packed with lots of public events. Read More »

Trump to decide on Paris accord next week


There was no immediate comment from the White House , but Trump has angrily rejected allegations of such collusion. The G-7 leaders agreed to Trump's stance on trade. Earlier this week he called Germany "very bad" on trade because of its US surplus. The Italians, who are bearing the brunt of the crisis that is sending hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees to Italy from Africa and the Middle East, had been promoting a food security agenda, noting that more than 20 million people ... Read More »