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Man arrested in Old Trafford as witnesses hear 'explosions' at police raid

Manchester police said they have gathered substantial information about the suspect, how he built the bomb, where he had traveled, his finances and the people with whom he associated. "We should be clear about what this means: A threat level of severe means an attack is highly likely". Competitors fell silent as the clocks struck 9:00, followed by sustained applause as Oasis song "Don't Look Back In Anger" played over the tannoy, sparking a sing-a-long. Read More »

North Korea launches short range missile

He said there was no immediate report of damage to planes or vessels in the area. As no official comment or evidence of the strength claimed is available, what remains mostly with the global community are speculations that North Korea still lacks the expertise to develop nuclear-heads to target the U.S. Read More »

Sri Lanka races to rescue flood victims before rain resumes


A Sri Lankan boy holds a food packet as he wades through a flooded street in Colombo , Sri Lanka, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Sri Lankan rescuers on Sunday pulled out more bodies that were buried by enormous mudslides as the death toll in the disaster climbed to 151, with 111 others missing. Read More »

Fresh arrests made by police investigating Manchester atrocity


The police statement said one of the last places he went to was a "city centre flat and from there he left to make his way to the Manchester Arena " where the attack took place. British officials have confirmed he had recently returned from Libya and the officers said that police needed information about his movements since his return to Britain on May 18. Read More »

'No Substance': Trump's Meeting With Abbas a 'Big Victory' for Netanyahu

As for follow-up, "The one thing that it probably will be is quiet and discreet", the official said. Nor did he mention settlements, the crux of the problem between Israel and Palestinians, or occupation for that matter. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that peace between Israel and the Palestinians is "possible". Contrasting with President Trump's focus on Israeli-Palestinian peace and his relative silence regarding a regional approach are the comments of Israeli and Arab officials ... Read More »

Ariana Grande returning to 'incredibly fearless city of Manchester' for benefit show


Until a week ago, two things were widely agreed about Britain's upcoming general election: it was producing the dullest campaign in recent memory and the result was a foregone conclusion. Investigators gave details of Abedi's last hours as they released photographs from security cameras showing the bespectacled suicide bomber in trainers, jeans, black sleeves, a black cap and a black puffer waistcoat, over which the straps of his backpack can be seen. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron explains his tense handshake with Donald Trump

Mr Macron told French media he had wanted to "show he would not make small concessions, not even symbolic ones, but also not overdo things". French President Emmanuel Macron has opened up on the excruciatingly long handshake he shared with Donald Trump last week, admitting that the greeting was every bit the power struggle that it seemed. Read More »

Graham: It's 'stunning' Comey never told Congress about fake email

On the bombing investigation Trump said: "British Prime Minister May was very angry that the info the United Kingdom gave to US about Manchester was leaked". Flynn served briefly as Trump's national security adviser before being fired in February after officials said he misled Vice-President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed US sanctions against Russian Federation in a phone call. Read More »

Trump appears to shove prime minister at NATO summit

And while the president's persistence on this issue irks some European allies, NATO's Secretary General agreed members must spend more with terrorism being a worldwide threat. "That is not fair to the taxpayers of the United States", he said. "I will be making clear to President Trump today that intelligence that is shared between law enforcement agencies must remain secure", May said. Read More »

How President Trump is Exploiting Obama's Failed Middle East Policies


Shortly after Trump touched down in Tel Aviv on Monday, Israeli lawmaker Oren Hazan managed to snap a selfie with the president. A senior USA official traveling with Trump said Washington understands what he described as Israel's "completely legitimate" concerns and pledged to help the Jewish state maintain its military advantage. Read More »

Terror threat level reduced from 'critical' to 'severe', Theresa May says


It came amid searches at a separate property in Cheetham Hill and an address in the Longsight area in south Manchester, while a road in Moss Side was evacuated by officers searching a home there. A huge bank holiday weekend security operation is under way as tens of thousands of people attend major spectacles including the FA Cup Final at Wembley and the Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham. Read More »

'IS' digs its heels in as Iraqi troops advance in Mosul

Once Iraqi forces take back the occupied neighborhoods, the Iraqi government will announce the liberation of Mosul from ISIS, the Joint Operation Command said . According to a military investigation, both Iraqi forces and USA military advisors did not know there were some many people in the building near an IS target that collapsed as a result of the strikes. Read More »

Trump to Palestinians, Israelis: Compromise for peace

He also called on the Israelis and Palestinians to make compromises for peace - but gave no specific details on what he meant. It is highly unlikely that even President Trump's outsized personality will be enough, on its own, to end a conflict that has lasted more than a century. Read More »

United Kingdom reduces terror threat from 'critical' to 'severe'


It is unclear where the newly released images of Abedi were taken and from what time on Monday evening. Abedi had been living with his family in Libya before returning to Britain days before the attack. Two unarmed police officers remained on guard outside the entrance to Granby House, believed to contain the flat in question, according to an AFP correspondent at the scene. Read More »

Saudi, UAE pledge United States dollars 100 millions to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

He said the United States and its allies "should know that Iran is a democratic, stable and powerful country" and that it promoted "peace, good neighbourliness, and the creation of a world opposed to violence and extremism". Tillerson was responding to whether he agreed with UN Ambassador Nikki Haley that the holiest site in Judaism is part of Israel, according to pool reports. Read More »

North Korea fires third test missile in as many weeks


South Korean authorities were questioning six North Koreans rescued on the weekend as they drifted in the sea off the east coast, and would send them home if they wanted to go, the South's unification ministry said on Monday. The missile was launched from the coastal town of Wonsan, the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. U.S. military monitors said the short-range missile flew for six minutes, while Japan said it fell into the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) - ... Read More »

BA travelers face third day of delays, cancellations

The carrier scrapped a combined 418 flights at Heathrow and Gatwick airports , south of London , on Saturday and 568 were delayed, Flight Aware said. The airline urged people to check the status of flights before before travelling to the airport. According to Cruz, numerous airline's IT systems were back on Sunday "and my colleagues across the airline are working very hard to build back our flight programme and get as many of our customers as possible away on their travels". Read More »

North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile — S.Korea Military


President Moon Jae-in immediately called an emergency national security council meeting. The defense secretary said North Korea isn't only a threat overseas, calling it a "direct threat to the United States ". Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said what appeared to be a North Korean ballistic missile fell within Japan's exclusive maritime economic zone. Read More »

Texas 'bathroom bill' fading as legislative session wraps up


Dan Patrick , and a business-dominated establishment that considers LGBT restrictions an unnecessary distraction that could cost the state untold amounts in lost conventions, athletic events and tourism. Jim Justice. Straus has for months said the bathroom bill would hurt Texas' economy, and he has been joined by top companies and businesses who say it sends a discriminatory message. Read More »