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Donald Trump Leaves Italy's Taormina At End Of Summit


Climate was among the most disputed issues separating Trump from other leaders at the two-day meeting on the Sicilian coast. The White House had hoped to use Trump's five-stop trip as a moment to reset. In a speech this week at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters in Brussels, Mr. Trump said he was "honored" to address an alliance that has "promoted safety and peace across the globe". Read More »

Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria, report says

Kushner's interactions with Russians - including Kislyak and an executive for a Russian bank under USA sanctions - were not acknowledged by the White House until they were exposed in media reports . But he acknowledged that the United States has back-channel communications with a number of countries that allow officials to "communicate in a discreet manner". Read More »

Palestinian prisoners end 40-day mass hunger strike after reaching deal

The Prisons Service denied that any negotiations had taken place at all, saying that the hunger strike had been ended by an internal PA decision that had nothing to do with Israel. Of those, 834 continued the hunger strike the entire 40 days, according to the Israel Prison Service . It is still unclear whether American intervention brought an end to the strike. Read More »

Merkel says climate talks at G7 summit 'very unsatisfactory'

Arriving on Marine One, the presidential helicopter, Trump and first lady Melania Trump were greeted by military members in a pre-Memorial Day visit to Naval Air Station Sigonella outside of Sicily. G7 leaders also found agreement on other points, such as backing closer co-operation against terrorism after the concert bombing Monday in Manchester that killed 22 people. Read More »

Supreme Court travel ban case could test Trump's reach

The judges said the directive "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination". The second ban was blocked again in March by a federal judge, and the Trump administration said after Thursday's ruling it would seek to appeal the case in the Supreme Court. Read More »

United States admits Mosul air strike killed more than 100 civilians

It was likely the largest single incident of civilian deaths since the US air campaign against ISIS began in 2014. Airstrikes were indeed stopped over western Mosul for more than two weeks . The DoD said the coalition selected a single GBU-38 munition because it was "the most appropriate and proportionate means of engagement to neutralize the threat and to minimize collateral damage". Read More »

McMaster 'Not Concerned' By Reports On Kushner-Moscow Backchannel


Mr. Kushner allegedly proposed establishing a secure, secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin during a December 2016 meeting with Mr. In that case, McMaster's "going before the press didn't do anything to limit" fallout from revelations that Trump disclosed code-word information to the Russians, said Jon Michaels, a professor and expert on national security at UCLA Law . Read More »

United Kingdom security services were warned 5 times about Manchester attacker Salman Abedi


Greater Manchester police continued raids and searches throughout the city on Friday, arresting another 30-year-old man in connection with the attack. It said the photos had been gathered by British authorities at the scene of the attack. - Another man is arrested in the town of Nuneaton in central England, widening the British police probe from areas in and around Manchester. Read More »

Turkey calls for ouster of USA envoy for anti-IS coalition

Highlighting the Turkish President's visit to the US, Cavusoglu described his meetings as productive which would help develop ties between Washington and Ankara. The statement said a Turkish-American was "seriously injured" in self-defense. Necmi is a supporter of Erdogan whereas Kheirabadi is a supporter of Kurdish causes. Read More »

Kushner proposed secret communications with Russian Federation


Ambassador Sergey Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner, son-in-law and confidant to then-President-elect Trump , made the proposal during a meeting on December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by US officials. Read More »

United Kingdom lowers threat level as Manchester bomber photos released

They continue to investigate the suicide bomber, Salman Abedi , and his suspected links to a wider extremist "network". However, British authorities were left "furious" by repeated leaks of material shared with their US counterparts, which provides an awkward backdrop for Prime Minister Theresa May's meeting with US President Donald Trump at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels later Thursday. Read More »

Poll shows Conservative lead over Labour shrinking as vote approaches


On Monday night, a suicide terror attack took place at Manchester Arena at the end of a pop concert, killing at least 22 people, several of whom were children, while injuring 59 others. That is the decision that's been taken. "We want people to be safe, we want people to enjoy a bank holiday, which is what a bank holiday is for, and we need to be secure and I think there's a balance to be drawn there". Read More »

Trump's Son-In-Law Jared Kushner Had Undisclosed Contacts With Russia, Says Report


Even Kislyak was gobsmacked by Kushner's risky proposition, the paper said .Which raises the question: What reason would Kushner have to keep talks secret from the USA government, when his father-in-law was a month away from being the head of the United States of America government?Kushner is being investigated because of his meetings in December and other possible interactions with the Russian ambassador and a banker from Moscow, a report, citing people familiar with the investigation ... Read More »

G7 leaders make progress on trade, remain split on climate change


The trip, aides hoped at the time, would give them a chance to reset the narrative, shifting the conversation away from talk of Russian ties and federal investigations and toward a series of carefully crafted speeches and images that would define Trump's first official overseas expedition. Read More »

Donald Trump Says Decision on Paris Agreement Coming 'Next Week'


That platitude takes on more significance in the context of the G7 summit where Trump and the other six leaders diverged over free trade, climate change and migration policy behind closed doors. German Chancellor Angela Merkel , the most senior leader in the G7, described the talks on climate change "unsatisfactory", while Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said the differences of opinion between Trump and the rest of them became obvious quickly. Read More »

U.S. to launch 'first-of-its-kind' missile to counter North Korea

According to the report, the American missile interceptor "has a spotty track record". The most recent test, in June 2014, was a success, but that followed three straight failures. "We conduct increasingly complex test scenarios as the program matures and advances", Johnson said Friday. While it wasn't scheduled with the expectation of an imminent North Korean missile threat, the military will closely watch whether it shows progress toward the stated goal of being able to reliably shoot down ... Read More »

CCTV images of Manchester bomber on night of attack released


Mohammed Fadl, a community leader, rejected that account. Greater Manchester Police said they were now confident they knew the identity of all the people who lost their lives and had made contact with all the families. The newspaper's report carried detailed information about the device and how it appears the young Manchester man might have carried out the attack , including preliminary findings by the British authorities that the small detonator switch was found in the bomber's left ... Read More »

Nagpur gets India's first fleet of electric vehicles

Shri Devendra Fadnavis and Shri Nitin Gadkari flagged off this all-electric fleet from the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in the presence of key dignitaries - Shri Diwakar Rawat, (Transport Minister, Government of Maharashtra), Abhay Damle (Joint Secretary, MoRTH), Mr. Read More »

Takeaways From Trump's First Foreign Trip As President


While Netanyahu and Abbas both hailed Trump -Netanyahu stating "working with you, I believe we can advance a durable peace ", and Abbas envisaging that Trump "will go down in history" as the president who secured peace, the verdict elsewhere was mixed. Read More »

European Union says Trump agrees that Brexit 'an incident, not a threat'

Just like his position on the European Union , the president has recently shifted gears, praising NATO's necessity.Earlier, addressing a news conference in Brussels , NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said alliance would join the worldwide coalition fighting the militants, but will not wage direct war against the extremists. Read More »