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Jared Kushner proposed secret back channel with Kremlin

And his Homeland Security head defended the idea of establishing that kind of communication as a "smart thing" and said he didn't see "any big issue here" for Kushner. "We have back-channel communications with any number of countries", General McMaster said. According to the person familiar with the Kushner meeting, the Trump team eventually felt there was no need for a back channel once Rex Tillerson was confirmed as secretary of state, and made a decision to communicate with Moscow through ... Read More »

Security threat level lowered as police close on Manchester bomber's network


Meanwhile, Greater Manchester Police released CCTV images showing suicide bomber Abedi on the night he attacked Manchester Arena at the end of a United States singer Ariana Grande's concert. "I want to thank my fellow musicians and friends for reaching out to be part of our expression of love for Manchester", she said in a letter posted to social media. Read More »

As Crisis Grows, White House Eyes Big Shakeups

Even as a member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet said he doesn't see reports of White House adviser Jared Kushner seeking secret communications with Russian Federation as "any big deal", a top House Democrat said the security clearance for Trump's son-in-law needs to be reviewed. Read More »

Liverpool great: Champions League increases club's pulling power


Simply put, its because hes business-minded and has the ability to not only entertain fans with some good free-flowing football but also entertain the owners by making them money. While Wenger was able to achieve Champions League qualification in every season at the club until now, he admits it was the bare minimum require to be able to compete financially. Read More »

Suspected ballistic missile fired from North Korea lands in Japan waters


South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff claimed the missile was launched near the town of Wonsan, which is located on the eastern shore of North Korea. It has warned it is ready to test an intercontinental ballistic missile , but has never successfully launched such a missile. Monday's launch was the third ballistic missile launch by North Korea since South Korea's President Moon Jae-in was inaugurated on May 10. Read More »

Hillary Clinton Calls on Graduates to Fight for "Truth and Reason'"


You just can't. You can be indignant, you can be annoyed, you can be frustrated, but you can't be angry... Before delivering her prepared speech at that ceremony, Clinton paused to criticize remarks made by Edward Brooke, a Republican senator from MA, who discouraged students from getting involved in the anti-Vietnam protests. Read More »

Rahul reaches Saharanpur, discusses situation with locals


Geeta Reddy, former MP Ponnam Prabhakar and former MLA T. Jayaprakash Reddy among others. "Since April 20 violence, the intensity of such incidents has been on a rise and some where it has been felt that there was something lacking in the police administration", Mishra said. Read More »

Deaths toll in Jakarta double bombing increases


An eyewitness to the deadly twin suicide bombings in East Jakarta last night told a local television station that he heard two explosions at a Transjakarta bus stop near the Kampung Melayu bus terminal, the Jakarta Post reported. "This is the biggest attack in the capital since a year ago", Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen said, reporting from Jakarta . "Thus we've actually been prepared - but we didn't know when and where it was going to happen". Read More »

Trump plan on Paris climate deal unclear after G7 pressure

Donald Trump's intentions regarding U.S. participation in the Paris climate deal remained unknown on Sunday, as one report cited "confidants" saying the president had made up his mind to pull out while a senior cabinet minister said he was "quite certain the president is wide open on this issue". Read More »

Authorities Arrest Shooting Suspect In Mississippi After Rampage

Durr was killed along with 7 other people Saturday night. The MBI said its agents and Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies and the district attorney were investigating. 'Somebody called the officer, people that didn't even live at the house. But "then he reached into his back pocket". Godbolt's wife escaped with their two children. Read More »

UK Police Arrest 2 More Bomb Suspects as Threat Level is Reduced


A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: "Officers investigating the attack at the Manchester Arena have executed a warrant at an address in Moss Side". "We already have more than 1,500 actions we are pursuing", the officers said. His father and brother have been detained in Libya . The latest arrests took place early on Saturday with police detaining two men, aged 20 and 22, in north Manchester. Read More »

Indian national arrested for illegally entering Pakistan

However, Aziz said that no decision has been made regarding giving India consular access to Jadhav. Directives issued by these world bodies are ignored by some countries, Musharraf said when asked whether Pakistan could have realistically avoided sending a team to the ICJ to defend against India's claim. Read More »

Donald Trump blamed for climate chat grinding to halt


German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters on the Italian island "the entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very unsatisfying", while Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, said: "I hope they [the US] decide in the right way". Read More »

Oil is struggling to recover from its OPEC disappointment

Other assessments pointed to the possibility of output cuts being extended into 2019 in order to bring down both crude oil and refined product stocks. The OPEC alliance faces competition from USA shale producers. David Arrington, president of shale oil producer Arrington Oil & Gas in Midland, Texas, said that how USA producers respond in coming months will have as much of an effect on pricing as OPEC's cuts. Read More »

New arrest in 'full tilt' Manchester attack investigation

Authorities also said they found a "highly relevant" flat, believed to be the "final assembly place" of the explosive device. But security remained high at major events across Britain on Sunday, including the Great Manchester Run road race, where police armed with submachine guns protected thousands of participants and spectators. Read More »

ICJ decision on Jadhav a victory for rule of law: Arun Jaitley

Pakistan had also assured the ICJ that Jadhav "would be provided every opportunity and remedy available under the law to defend his case" and he "still has ample time to petition for clemency", the statement said. He added that the ICJ verdict had shown that the military court trial by Pakistan was a "charade", and that the neighbour had been completely "blown away" by it. Read More »

United Kingdom said to halt U.S. intel sharing on Manchester probe after leaks

British police are now hunting for a jihadist network believed to behind the deadly bombing of in Manchester that killed 22 people. 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 hand. Read More »

Landlord of Manchester bomber 'thought he was doing witchcraft' in rented flat

Greater Manchester Police and Counter-Terrorism Policing North West are continuing to work closely with the National Counter-Terrorism Policing Network on the investigation. She also urged fans to donate to the Manchester Evening News fundraising appeal, which has raised more than £5 million. Extra armed police will patrol the FA Cup Final at Wembley and the Rugby Premiership final at Twickenham, while 50 per cent more armed officers have been deployed on the streets. Read More »

The 'Kremlin connection' and how the White House explains it

The Washington Post reported on Friday that, according to Kislyak's account of the conversation as he relayed it to his bosses in Moscow, Kushner proposed the private line during a meeting either on December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower. Kushner has played an active role in the effort to rethink and rearrange the communications team, improve the White House's surrogate operation, and develop an internal group to combat the influx of negative stories and revelations over the FBI's Russian ... Read More »

Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria policy

The request from the committee arrived last week at campaign headquarters in NY, according to person familiar with the request who wasn't authorized to discuss the developments publicly and demanded anonymity. - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017 Does anyone notice how the Montana Congressional race was such a big deal to Dems & Fake News until the Republican won? If he were a "target", it would suggest Kushner was a main suspect of the investigation. Read More »

On climate, it's G7 minus 1 as Trump punts on Paris accord

Despite the discord, Trump concluded his first overseas trip on a typically bullish note, telling United States service families at the Sigonella base in Sicily he had "hit a home run" shortly before taking off to fly back home. "I think he learned how important it is that the United States show leadership", Trump's chief economist Gary Cohn told reporters Friday. "His views are evolving" on the Paris climate agreement , Cohn also said. Read More »