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Kushner's security clearance should be reviewed, top committee Democrat says

During an interview with ABC's Martha Raddatz , Schiff pushed back on the idea that Russians planted the story about Kushners attempt to establish a secret line of communications with the Kremlin. Yet as the President was said to have met with his own criminal defence lawyer who is helping him deal with the FBI's probe into possible collusion between his team and Moscow alleged effort to influence the election, increasing attention was being paid to Mr Kushner's future. Read More »

Bombs in Jakarta blasts were made from pressure cookers

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Three police officers were killed, while six others and five civilians were wounded in an assault that left body parts and shattered glass strewn across the street. Preliminary investigations indicated that the duo's target was a group of police officers who were in the area to escort a parade ushering in the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which starts tomorrow. Read More »

Trump tests waters for achieving Middle East peace

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The Israeli settlements , status of Jerusalem or whether the U.S. would continue to insist on a two-state solution giving the Palestinians sovereign territory were not discussed.During his meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday and in speeches throughout the day, President Donald Trump notably omitted any mention of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.The president has used the stops in Saudi Arabia , Israel and the West ... Read More »

Ariana Grande announces she will return to Manchester for a benefit concert

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Greater Manchester Police had arrested another man overnight on suspicion of terrorism offences as part of its ongoing investigation into the attack on Manchester Arena on Monday that claimed 22 lives. The attack occurred soon after her concert at the Manchester Arena ended Monday night, as the lights went up and thousands of concertgoers filed toward the exits. Read More »

North Korea's long history of hacking

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It encrypted users' computer files and displayed a message demanding 300 to 600 United States dollars (£230-£390) of the digital currency bitcoin to release them. The Lazarus hackers, acting for impoverished North Korea, have been more brazen in pursuit of financial gain than others, and have been blamed for the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank, according to some cyber security firms. Read More »

1 civilian killed in Pakistan army firing in Keran sector, J&K

Defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said that an intruder from PoK was killed in an ambush at about 2.30 am on Sunday on the LoC in KG Sector. Earlier in the day, a Pakistani intruder was gunned down along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. Read More »

Theresa May defends U-turn on upper limit to 'dementia tax'

May said opponents such as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had tried to scare the elderly by spreading " fake claims " about her plan to transfer more of the cost from taxpayers to recipients who can afford to fund care themselves. "This is still a massive 14-point Tory lead, and still their election to throw away", he told the Guardian . "After the delivery of the party manifestos, polling over the weekend has indicated a resurgent, if still rather distant Labour party", he said. Read More »

Donald Trump condemns media leaks after complaints from Britain

As the nation mourns, the British authorities were "furious" about repeated leaks of material shared with their United States counterparts. France's interior minister claimed on Wednesday that Abedi had "most likely" traveled to Syria. On Wednesday, UK police briefly stopped sharing information with USA intelligence services after a series of leaks to the American media , which threatened to compromise lines of the British investigation. Read More »

UK: Some Manchester bombing suspects may still be at large

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The investigation into Abedi, who was known to security agencies and had just returned from Libya before the bombing, has so far led to the detention of 13 people. The attack, which has been claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, targeted concertgoers at the end of a show by USA teen pop idol Ariana Grande . Read More »

Trump condemns Manchester investigation leaks

United Kingdom officials believe that U.S. law enforcement rather than the White House is the likely culprit for the leaks, BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera says. Ariana Grande has called off two London concerts and five in Europe after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her performance in Manchester , the U.S. Read More »

White House officials refuse to comment on Jared Kushner's Russian Federation ties

But on Sunday, Trump resumed his media bashing, calling leaks out of the White House lies, decrying the use of anonymous sources and complaining Greg Gianforte's special congressional election win Thursday got short shrift. The report will likely put Mr Kushner, who is now a senior White House adviser, under heightened scrutiny in the investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Iraq Launches Final Push to Oust Daesh

Iraqi forces asked residents to leave the Old City using the "safe corridors" that are designed for this goal, but at the same time, those forces asked the residents not to use cars or motorcycles in order to avoid them being confused with the extremists. Read More »

Philippines: 19 dead as troops fight ISIL-linked groups

During Friday's talk with troops, Duterte also sought to reassure soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under martial law, and jokingly said that if any of them were to rape three women , he would personally claim responsibility for it. Read More »

South Korea fires warning shots at object flying near border with Pyongyang

In it the Council agreed to "take further significant measures including sanctions" to force North Korea to change course and end its "highly destabilising behaviour". South Korea's military fired warning shots at a suspected drone from North Korea on Tuesday amid tension over Pyongyang's latest missile test which drew global condemnation and a warning from China. Read More »

Rouhani Wins Re-election in Iran

In what many had predicted was going to be a closely contested election, Rouhanni won 57 percent of the vote, nearly 20 points more than the 38 percent his main challenger, hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi, received . "The fate of the country is in the hands of people", he said. Iran denies any involvement in terrorism and says its missile program, which US President Donald Trump recently targeted with new sanctions, is purely for defence purposes. Read More »

Trump In Sicily Ahead Of Group Of Seven Summit

Cohn stressed Friday that the president was simply being critical of the USA trade deal with Germany. President Trump tweeted Saturday morning. "The whole discussion about climate has been hard, or rather very unsatisfactory", Merkel told reporters after the summit. Read More »

Dumped by Trump, Remaining TPP Nations Vow to Forge Ahead

New Zealand's Trade Minister Todd McClay is mobbed by reporters at the end of the meeting of TPP11, gathering all Tran-Pacific Pact (TPP) member countries except for the US, held on the side-lines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam , 21 May 2017. Read More »

President Trump's budget does not add up ($2 trillion math error)

Retirement benefits: Implementing several changes to the Federal Employees Retirement System saves US$77 billion over a decade. Mulvaney's comments, which came during a House Budget Committee hearing, resurrected an issue that Congress has mostly ignored in recent months but will soon trigger tough political decisions. Read More »

New look Wentworth faces BMW PGA field

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The alternative is to attempt to qualify at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis early next month, but yesterday he suggested that that was an option he would ignore. The greens are running pure but they're also pretty slick and will continue to firm up as the week goes on, as the sun bakes them out and that will suit the better putters like Donald. Read More »