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Filipino authorities say foreigners are among Islamist fighters on Mindanao island

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Teachers who were trapped in the siege by Muslim militants of Marawi city comfort each other as they wait for their transport back to their hometowns in southern Philippines for the third day Thursday, May 25, 2017. Through the attack on Marawi , Gunaratna says the groups hope to demonstrate that they could seize and hold cities, and thus graduate from being an "emerging vilayat", or region, of the caliphate, to becoming a fully declared province. Read More »

Trump Pushing Big White House Changes as Russia Crisis Grows

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser, declined to say whether he would be concerned if a private citizen attempted to set up backchannel communications with a foreign government to influence USA foreign policy and said he would not be concerned if a White House official attempted to do so. Read More »

Tillerson hints at possible talks with Iran

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Rouhani , the face of Tehran's deal with six major powers in 2015 to curb Iran's nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions, said the U.S. "Those who have fought terrorists are the Syrian and Iraqi people". Our missiles are for peace and for defence. Significantly, however, hardliners are also eager to ensure that they are not blamed for those failures. Read More »

Manchester police release images of bomber moments before arena blast

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A moment of silence was held in Manchester Thursday morning for the victims of Monday's suicide bombing following a pop music concert. "When the trust is breached, it undermines these relationships, and undermines our investigations and the confidence of victims, witnesses and their family, " the statement said. Read More »

Cher and other celebs remember Gregg Allman

A performer has soul when he or she plays music because they feel compelled to do so, when he or she feels as if it is coming from another place and passing through them. But, according to 107.5 The Eagle DJ Scott Sparks, it was 1971's Live at Fillmore East that started them down their legendary path. After Duane was tragically killed in a motorbike accident just two years later, Gregg went on to make music with the group and as a solo artist for the next 40 years, finding global ... Read More »

Chelsea Manning Posts Photo of Pizza After Release From Prison

Shortly after her release , Manning posted a photo of her Converse-clad feet with the caption, " First steps of freedom! :D". Ms Manning, then Bradley, was apprehended in Baghdad by USA officials in 2010 and spent over 1,200 days in military custody which were removed from her sentence upon her conviction in 2013. Read More »

G7 summit ends deadlocked on climate change

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However, diplomats stressed there was broad agreement on an array of foreign policy problems, including the renewal of a threat to slap further economic sanctions on Russian Federation if its interference in neighboring Ukraine demanded it. Read More »

Comey knew Clinton email info was fake, created by Russian Federation

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Chaffetz is seeking Federal Bureau of Investigation documents and recordings detailing communications between Trump and Comey. He also met with Russian officials in the Oval Office the day after firing Comey. The existence of the fake email between then-Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schlultz and Leonard Benardo, an official at the Open Society Foundations founded by George Soros, was reported on Wednesday. Read More »

Tillerson declines request to hold event marking Ramadan

Throughout the holiday, observers fast from sunrise to sunset and partake in nightly feasts. If the moon is sighted on Thursday evening, Ramadan fasting will start on Friday, May 26. Toward the end of the month, Muslims celebrate Laylatal-Qadr or "the Night of Power/Destiny" - a day observers believe Allah sent the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad to reveal the Quran's first verses. Read More »

Manchester police conduct explosion in terror probe

The source said: "MI5 is managing around 500 active investigations, involving some 3,000 subjects of interest (SOIs) at any one time". Authorities say he was carrying a suspicious package when he was taken into custody. British-born Abedi, 22, blew himself up on Monday night at the Manchester Arena indoor venue at the end of a concert by USA pop singer Ariana Grande attended by thousands of children and teenagers. Read More »

France's Macron urges Trump to stay in Paris pact

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German weekly Der Spiegel quoted Mr Trump as saying in a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday that Germans were "very bad" regarding auto exports to the US. He said that "if you want to take something out of it you've got to put something into it" and so Trump's message is "consistent with both prior Republican and Democrat administrations". Read More »

Firing FBI chief eases 'great pressure' from probe

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The latest report from the Post , citing unnamed sources familiar with the investigation, undercuts Trump's insistence that his campaign had nothing to do with the Kremlin. McMaster said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" program. The president's son-in-law Jared Kushner is among those whose contacts with the Russian government have come under scrutiny. Read More »

Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed

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Masked Kashmiri protesters march in Srinagar , India, following the killing of a prominent rebel commander and his associate in a gun battle with government forces in the disputed region. The call for the two-day shutdown was given by the joint resistance leadership, comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik. Read More »

With major deal frozen, EU, US look to cooperate on trade

As a presidential candidate, Trump railed against NATO's financial burden-sharing, suggesting that the US might go to the defense only of the countries that meet the alliance's guidelines - committing 2 percent of their gross domestic product to military spending. Read More »

McCain: 'I'd throw the Turkish ambassador out' over violence in DC

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Attacking the small group of protesters with their fists and feet, men in dark suits and others were recorded repeatedly kicking one woman as she lay curled on a sidewalk. The Turkey's foreign minister has reportedly suggested the USA to replace the Presidential Special Envoy for the counter-ISIS global coalition Brett McGurk over what he has described as support to the Kurdish ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) in northern Syria. Read More »

Iran Blasts Trump for Creating "Iranophobia"

Tanaka is an expert on Middle Eastern affairs. The official praised all of the White House advance work in Saudi Arabia and Israel, helping the president pulloff an ambitious schedule that had him meeting with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Palestine. Read More »

Friday's Iranian presidential election down to a two-man race

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The election is set to take place on Friday, May 19. Raisi himself called Qalibaf's decision "revolutionary", according to conservative news agency Tasnim. Many residents of Iran's capital vented anger at Qalibaf and Tehran authorities after a massive January fire at a historic high-rise caused the building to collapse, killing 26 people, including 16 firefighters. Read More »

Jason Chaffetz to Announce Plans to Leave Congress by End of June

What did he give as his reasons for stepping down then? Congressman Jason Chaffetz said on Thursday he will resign from Congress, effective June 30th. House of Representatives in 2008. Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, recently subpoenaed former FBI Director James Comey's memos, and invited him to testify before his panel next week. Read More »

United Kingdom resumes intelligence sharing with USA following row over leaks

British Prime Minister Theresa May will raise the issue with US President Donald Trump when she meets him at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels later on Thursday, a government source told Reuters. In a statement released after Trump arrived at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance, the president said he would seek an official review to stop leaks that he said posed a serious security threat. Read More »

World Leaders Blamed Donald Trump for Failure to Reach Climate Change Agreement

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Cohn stressed Friday that the president was simply being critical of the United States trade deal with Germany.Trump was late for the photo , but joined the other world leaders during the walk down from the piazza.Trump will spend Saturday at the second day of the G-7 summit in Sicily, bringing to an end a nine-day trip that started in Saudi Arabia and Israel before moving on to three European stops. Read More »

PM Modi to inaugurate longest bridge in India today

Legendary singer Lata Mangeskar on Saturday praised Prime Minisiter Narendra Modi for naming the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge of Assam after renowned Assamese music legend Bhupen Hazarika . With the new bridge, Assam and Eastern parts of Arunachal Pradesh will enjoy round the clock connectivity. The bridge will facilitate movement of Indian forces and can withstand the weight of 60-tonne battle tanks. Read More »

United Kingdom police: Officers, soldiers responding to incident at college

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was a "former subject of interest" to the security services whose risk "remained subject to review", a Whitehall source has revealed. Based on the account from a younger brother, investigators think Abedi used the internet to learn how to make a bomb and "seek victory for the Islamic State", bin Salem said. Read More »

Trump says Netanyahu, Abbas assured him they are ready for peace

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USA officials have said Trump shared Israeli intelligence in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.The President's words came as he visited Bethlehem during a visit to the Middle East.Rep. Details of exactly how this "outside in" approach would work are TBD but if it succeeds it would be a real foreign policy triumph for Trump . In a briefing with reporters Saturday, White House officials shifted uncomfortably and refused to comment when asked about reports that Jared ... Read More »