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United Nations warns Daesh directly targeting civilians in Iraq's Mosul

Earlier this month, coalition officials estimated the number of militants in Mosul to be fewer than 1,000 - compared with 3,500 to 6,000 militants in and around the city before the offensive began last October. People lack access to clean water and medicine, and many have limited access to food, said UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O'Brien. Read More »

Trump quickly finds voice on Twitter after returning from foreign trip

Expanding teams of lawyers and experienced public relations hands are being recruited to deal with the drumbeat of new revelations about Moscow's interference and possible improper dealings with the Trump campaign and associates. In addition to the administration's pledge to fire suspected leakers when POTUS returns from his piss-off-Europe tour , the Journal claims Trump is eyeing major staff and procedural shakeups, including the ousting of nature enthusiast Sean Spicer , the return of ... Read More »

European Leaders Were Met By President Trump In Brussels

During that speech he urged those leaders to drive out terrorists from among them. Regarding Trump's trip, the administration touted the president's efforts to birth a new coalition to fight terrorism and his admonishment of partners in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to pay their fair share. Read More »

Trump wraps up nine-day foreign trip

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The oil rich Middle East country was the Trump family's first stop after their departure from Washington two Fridays ago. Trump tweeted earlier in the day that he would make a final decision this week on whether to withdraw the United States from the 195-nation climate pact. Read More »

Opec extends 1.8m barrel daily cut in oil production

West Texas Intermediate crude oil, the United States benchmark of prices, rallied about 17% from its year-to-date trough at the beginning of May through Wednesday. Al-Falih said that the cuts had managed to draw down inventories. Crude sits substantially below the highs above $100 a barrel reached in 2014, but is priced high enough to bring back into the market US producers who eased back as prices tumbled past year. Read More »

Don't sell 'dangerous arms' to terror supporters, Iran tells Trump

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Trump used his visit to Riyadh to bolster USA ties with Arab and Islamic nations, announce $ 110 billion in us arms sales to Saudi Arabia , and send Iran a tough message. Mr Trump also thanked Israel's leaders for being committed to achieving peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Mr Trump said the story is another one the news media has gotten wrong. Read More »

UK PM May's Conservatives maintain 14-point lead over Labour: ICM poll

The Tories released a video showing the Labour leader boasting about opposing anti-terror legislation and dodging questions over whether he would condemn the IRA. The ORB poll for the Sunday Telegraph had Tories down two points in the past week on 44 per cent, six points ahead of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour on 38 per cent (up four points), with Lib Dems on 7 per cent (unchanged) and Ukip on 5 per cent (down two). Read More »

United Kingdom police gear up for long-weekend security

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As a result, soldiers who have been assisting police , would be withdrawn from Britain's streets from midnight on Monday (May 29). A threat level of "severe" means an attack is highly likely. "There are over 400 investigations now ongoing by the security services and police into terrorist planning or people thinking about terrorist planning". Read More »

Merkel says Europeans can't 'completely' rely on US

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Mrs Merkel said the European Union nations had to "take our destiny into our own hands" although she emphasised the need to keep friendly relations with the USA and Britain, as well as stressing the importance of being good neighbours wherever possible, including with Russian Federation. Read More »

Memorial Day is more than summer fun

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We honor their sacrifice and their memories live on in the people they left behind. "A lot of people just honor this day as getting together with family and friends, just having a good time", said Allison Madison. I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period. "It's great that we can honor the veterans that are here", said Bill Sachs, from the Chattanooga National Cemetery, which oversees Knoxville's ... Read More »

Death toll in Philippines clashes climbs to 95

Eight other men were found gunned down and thrown in a shallow ravine early Sunday in Marawi's Emi village, said police officer Jamail Mangadang. No one answered so I thought they had been killed. "All terror groups are opposed by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)-New People's Army (NPA)", Luis Jalandoni, the Maoist-led rebel group's chief peace negotiator, told domestic broadcaster ANC from the Netherlands. Read More »

Macron hosts Putin in latest diplomatic test

At their first meeting, ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit on Thursday, the two men locked hands for so long that journalists noted their knuckles began to turn white. "I do not let anything pass", he told JDD. "I saw someone who listens and who is willing to work", Macron said . But Trump's greetings with Canada's Justin Trudeau , Japan's Shinzo Abe and the truly odd non-shake with Germany's Angela Merkel were noteworthy. Read More »

Trump is 'wide open' on Paris climate deal: Mattis

Trump has repeatedly threatened to withdraw from the Paris accord that was concluded in 2015 between 194 countries as the full compliance with the agreement would reduce US GDP by $2.5 trillion over the next decade, explaining that it means "factories and plants closing all over the country". Read More »

Oracle goes 2-1 to take lead in America's Cup qualifiers

Team France opened yesterdays racing with a stunning upset of Artemis Racing, of Sweden. A terrifying moment for Team Japan as Ben Ainslie's BAR boat slams into the side of them. "We had a hard look at ourselves and all the guys onboard stepped it up and this is more like we should be racing". But Spithill got the inside position on Kiwi skipper Peter Burling at the next mark and sailed into the lead. Read More »

Central Europeans confident Trump committed to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

The summit marks Trump's final stop on a maiden global trip that began in Saudi Arabia and Israel, where the president was warmly embraced by the countries' leaders. At the same time, possibly with an eye toward a future membership application, they pointed out that Ukraine spends 5 percent of it GDP on its army - "an investment not only in our defense, but in that of our transatlantic partners as a whole", the statement said. Read More »

European allies see the two sides of Trump

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Trump said. As a candidate Trump denounced the deal, but has since said he's waiting to make a final decision. The president said he plans to make a decision next week. Only five members now meet the target, but the other nations are committed to the goal by 2024. But first Trump has to finish the day in Sicily, which includes a meeting with small African nations and a G-7 leader lunch. Read More »

Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

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He also suggested he may expand it nationwide, saying "it would not be any different from what President Marcos did", referring to the country's longtime dictator, who declared martial law in 1972. "We are mad at these ISIS (fighters), but at the same time scared of the military, because of what is happening". Two thousand frightened civilians were trapped yesterday inside a southern Philippine city where troops were battling Islamist militants, the authorities said, as the death toll from ... Read More »

Sri Lanka floods: Death toll rises to 164

A third Indian Naval Ship, INS Jalashwa, with additional relief material, is expected to reach Colombo soon. Tri forces along with rescue teams continued search and rescue operations while many other teams were also seen distributing dry ration and food to those who remained in their houses which were partially inundated. Read More »

Manchester attack: Police arrest 25-year-old in Old Trafford

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Police have issued CCTV images of Abedi in a plea for information about his movements in the days before the explosion targeting a sold-out Ariana Grande concert on 22 May. Abedi's brother and father also were arrested in Libya last week where they are being held. The straps of a knapsack are visible on his shoulders. Authorities are appealing for more information about his final days. Read More »

Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attack

Christian was taken into custody on Saturday and is being held without bail. A woman who was with Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche during his final moments after being stabbed on a MAX train said she wants the world to remember him as a handsome man. Read More »

WRIGHT: Trump succeeding where Obama failed on Middle East

Islamist gunmen who murdered at least 26 Christians traveling on a bus on Friday in central Egypt forced their victims. The peace efforts can focus on negotiation for negotiations without any pressures on the Israeli side to halt its illegal settlement expansion to bow to the conditions set formerly by Mahmoud Abbas for the resumption of peace talks. Read More »