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White House is 'not going to comment on Jared' Kushner

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Mr Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn was said to be present at the meeting. Russian Federation has long backed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, often at the expense of civilians, during the long civil war. However, Mr Cohn said "we're just not going to comment [on Mr Kushner]". Kushner was a trusted Trump adviser previous year, overseeing the campaign's digital strategy, and remains an influential confidant within the White House as does his wife, Ivanka Trump. Read More »

Russian Federation diplomat: Kushner sought secret channel

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Donald Trumps influential son- in-law Jared Kushner allegedly wanted to have a secret and secure communications channel with the Russians weeks after the United States presidential polls, according to media reports today. Meeting with reporters in Sicily, two Trump advisers refused to address the contents of Kushner's December meeting with the Russian diplomat. At least four other former campaign aides or advisers have been reported to be under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny as ... Read More »

AP reports Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

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Kushner, 36, even suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States to protect such a channel from monitoring, The Post said, quoting USA officials briefed on intelligence reports . He did so in a meeting last December with Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak and Michael Flynn , who served as national security adviser to the president briefly before he was sacked. Read More »

State Department: Syria Using Crematorium to Hide Atrocities

It called the State Department's allegations "lies" and "fabrications", noting what it called a USA history of making up false claims as a pretext for military aggression. "These atrocities have been carried out seemingly with the unconditional support from Russian Federation and Iran ", Mr Jones said. The State Department's release of the photographs came a day before a new round of negotiations on the Syria crisis is to begin in Geneva on Tuesday. Read More »

Moscow slams US-led coalition airstrikes on Syrian forces as 'unacceptable'

USA officials and Syrian activists said the airstrike took place in the Tanf desert along a highway near the border with Jordan, although it was unclear if it struck the Syrian army or just militias allied with the government. The deconfliction zones were established by the US and Russian Federation in order to reduce the likelihood of accidental military encounters. A Pentagon official said the Syrian forces, were close to the Jordanian border and posed a threat to coalition partners ... Read More »

Jared Kushner 'proposed secret communication channel with Russia'

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The details were shared with CNN as an explanation to The Washington Post reporting, which it said was based on intercepts of conversations between Russia's ambassador and Moscow. On his first trip overseas, the president has been unable to escape ongoing developments back home related to the FBI Russia investigation. Kushner's attorney, Jamie Gorelick, told Reuters that Kushner "has no recollection of the calls as described". Read More »

Balloons, not North Korean drone, prompted warning shots from South

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The ROK Army responded with a warning broadcast and fired 90 rounds from a K3 machine-gun in the direction of the North, all part of regular procedure against flying objects from the North. Lee Nak-yon said North Korea should freeze its nuclear program before coming back to the negotiating table. The 15-member council, based in NY, said it will continue to "closely monitor the situation and take further significant measures including sanctions", as it has previously expressed, until the ... Read More »

Britain cuts terrorism threat level from 'critical'

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The security level was reviewed in a meeting of the Contingency Committee on Tuesday morning. London Mayor Sadiq Khan, after Prime Minister May's announcement, had said that security plans will remain in place this and urged all the people to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to the police. Read More »

Manchester United Players get touch of Europa League trophy on flight back

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Obviously I am happy to be part of that [Europa League win] and in some way help the club win trophies, and that is the way it's been over the last 18 months and past year. I think I understand what is right and what is needed for the club, and I respect that. Mkhitaryan then scored early in the second half after a corner and, with chants of "Manchester, Manchester" echoing around the stadium, United held on to win the one European trophy missing from the Old Trafford cabinet. Read More »

Two more arrests made in Manchester attack

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The move, which is expected during Thursday's meeting, is symbolically important, especially since the terror group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester , England. Many European cities, including Paris, Berlin and Brussels, have suffered attacks in the last two years, underlining the importance of confidential intelligence cooperation. Read More »

Ariana Grande says she will return to Manchester for benefit concert

When the name of the bomber was allegedly released by US officials, raids were underway both in Manchester and in Libya where the bomber's father lives. Grande revealed she plans to return to the "incredibly courageous city" of Manchester for a benefit concert, suggesting that she'll be joined by other musicians, who have yet to be announced. Read More »

Philippine forces hunt top Islamist militant in city

By Tuesday night, the city of Marawi was under complete lockdown. The eight dead men, a lot of them shot in the head and some with hands tied behind their backs, were laborers who were stopped by Islamic State-linked militants on the outskirts of Marawi City while trying to flee clashes, according to police. Read More »

IS-linked Terrorist Attack in Jakarta's Kampung Melayu Bus Station

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On Wednesday, two suicide attackers detonated bombs near a busy Jakarta bus station sending huge clouds of black smoke into the sky. Indonesia's president urged people to remain calm on Thursday, a day after suspected suicide bombers killed three police officers on duty at a Jakarta bus terminal in an attack authorities said bore the hallmarks of globally inspired Islamist militants. Read More »

Texas OKs Bill Allowing Donations to Help Analyze Rape Kits

The rift between GOP factions in the House and Senate has now erupted in the final weekend over a "bathroom bill " and threatens to thrust the Legislature into a special session. "If that bill doesn't pass, we won't have any licensed doctors in the state after September", Patrick said. Creighton served on the Senate's conference committee for the bill and said a special session is imminent. Read More »

'Facebook' Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, Encourages Harvard Graduates To Contemplate Purpose And Risk

The youngest billionaire was dropped out of Harward university due to his work on Facebook . Zuckerberg appears to be interested in exploring universal basic income on a broader scale. The idea of a universal basic income - where the USA government unconditionally pays all citizens a small amount of money to cover basic needs - is being tested in a number of regions around the world. Read More »

Trump's son-in-law Kushner under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny in Russian Federation probe

The White House confirmed in March that Mr Kushner and ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn met Mr Kislyak at Trump Tower in December. It was said to be the first time any investigators have made inquiries with Trump's campaign officials. Former national security advisor Flynn was forced to resign in February - 24 days into Trump's presidency - after he was found to have misled administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence , about his communications with ... Read More »

British PM May's lead narrows to 7 pct points - YouGov poll

The Labour leader said Trident renewal would go ahead because MPs had voted for it and the Labour Party backed it. 'The only poll that counts when it comes to elections is the poll that takes place on election day. Last week, Mr Corbyn stressed that Labour was "committed" to renewing Trident after a dispute between two of his frontbenchers over whether it would be reviewed if Labour won power. Read More »

Ousted South Korean leader Park goes on trial

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A top court ousted her from office. Park and Choi, however, did not make eye contact. We welcome the court's decision to merge the two trials - despite former President Park's request to separate them - and its pledge to reach a ruling as fairly as possible after thorough deliberations. Read More »

PM Modi most effective communicator, gave new direction to economy: President

The book is a compilation of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's addresses to the nation on radio every month under the programme " Mann Ki Baat ". A big fan of Narendra Modi, Akbar Saheb had earlier painted a series of 12 paintings themed on his achievements over 12 years, which were also exhibited in Baroda, India , in early 2015. Read More »

The trigger for US-Saudi ties

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USA officials were concerned that if the ally were identified, Russian Federation might try to disrupt the source . Will he go beyond merely meeting Israeli and Saudi demands for positive public images and the exchange of kind words? Obama was predictable. Read More »

Philippine military bomb Islamist militants in urban battle

He gave his troops a free hand to wrest control of Marawi . Some resident remain in relatively safe neighbourhoods but others are trapped close to fighters from the Maute group and other militants from the area. "We have to finish this". Underscoring the threat from Islamist militancy, officials said that Indonesians, Malaysians and Singaporeans were fighting in Marawi alongside the local militants, and that six foreign fighters had been killed . Read More »

Philippines' Duterte under fire for second rape joke

That has slowed efforts to end the most serious crisis President Rodrigo Duterte has faced since he took power almost a year ago. Lieutenant General Eduardo Año, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines , said government soldiers might have the upper hand but the area had proved to be hard to penetrate. Read More »