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MI5 opens probe into missed warnings over Manchester bomber

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The number of people now in custody in connection with the attack now stands at 14. There have been reports in British media that Manchester-born Abedi's interest in terrorism had been repeatedly reported to the British authorities. 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 can not nullify Jadhav's death sentence

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A military court awarded death sentence to Jadhav on April 10 on spying and terrorism charges. Their comments came after ICJ stayed Jadhav's execution and also endorsed Indian request for consular access to him. 'The ICJ has finally given justice to Kulbhushan Jadhav . The opposition leaders' criticised government's management for the case at International Court of Justice thus Sartaj Aziz had given the notice. Read More »

Palestinian Prisoners in Israel End Hunger Strikes After Main Demands Met

The issue is a source of tensions between the sides. It was the International Committee of the Red Cross that stopped the visits a year ago, because family members were not showing up and the group was running out of funds. He asked: "How long do you think they can survive if this is further reduced to two hours of electricity per day?" and added "who will pay the price of the ensuing violence and escalation?" This would have rapidly exacerbated their condition. Read More »

Trump son-in-law tried to set up secret communications with Russian Federation?

President Trump returned to form after his first trip overseas with a tweetstorm yesterday that signaled he's going to take on scandalous headlines and allegations about his administration that went largely unanswered in his stead. Questions have long swirled about White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's future , with Trump still weighing a higher-profile role for Spicer's deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn insists Labour manifesto reflects views of the entire party

Len McCluskey , general secretary of the Unite union, told Politico it would be a success for Labour if it could hold onto 200 seats in the 650-seat House of Commons - or 29 fewer than the party now holds. People like me are always optimistic. things can happen. Mr Corbyn stressed that he did not indulge in "personal" attacks and condemned the "appalling abuse" aimed at colleagues on social media. Read More »

United States might extend cabin laptop ban worldwide, top official says

Some airline pilots and safety advocates have questioned putting more electronics into checked luggage. "Kelly made his remarks during the Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel periods in the United States, and at a time when the bombing at a concert in Manchester, England has raised concerns that further attacks - possibly involving explosives packed in electronic devices - might be planned". Read More »

North Korea 'disrespects' China with latest missile test, says Trump

It was the latest in a string of launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can reach the U.S. armada in the region. "It is a severe threat to the peace and stability of not only the Korean Peninsula, but also the worldwide community", a statement from South Korea's Foreign Affairs Ministry said. Read More »

Merkel Spokesman: Germany Still Seeking Stronger US Ties

He said German-US relations "are a strong pillar of our foreign and security policy, and Germany will continue working to strengthen these relations". Juergen Hardt, the German government's coordinator for transatlantic policies, said Trump's administration was irritating foreign allies."Never before has there been so much uncertainty about the political course, and so many contradictions in the president's statements, four months after the inauguration of a new US president", Hardt told ... Read More »

Israel approves controversial Jerusalem cable car project

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Israel's Cabinet held its weekly meeting in the Western Wall tunnels to mark the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. "Today's meeting in Occupied East Jerusalem is an attempt by the Israeli government to normalize occupation, oppression and colonization over the land and the people of Palestine", Erekat asserted, saying "the Israeli government insists on sabotaging global efforts". Read More »

16th person arrested in Manchester bombing

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Georgina Callander's family said the 18-year-old's life had been cut short by "evil, evil men prepared to ruin lives and destroy families". Bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people and himself in Monday's bombing after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena . Read More »

Sweden drops case but WikiLeaks' Assange is not in the clear

For the moment the United Kingdom has not confirmed whether it has received an extradition request from the USA for the Wikileaks head, where he would most likely face trial. In doing so, he has escaped all attempts by the Swedish and British authorities to execute the decision to surrender him to Sweden in accordance with the EU rules concerning the European Arrest Warrant. Read More »

Merkel says Europe must stay united

U.S. President Donald Trump refused to endorse the global climate change accord at the G7 meeting of wealthy nations at the weekend, saying he needed more time to decide. German Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally on Monday but said she was a "convinced trans-Atlanticist", fine-tuning her message after surprising Washington with her frankness a day earlier. Read More »

US Anti-Iran Policy Strengthens Terrorists in Middle East - Foreign Ministry

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That's the problem. Those who are advising the Americans are unfortunately rulers who deviate America with unsound advice or buy some influence in the US with their money. "The gathering in Saudi Arabia was just a show with no practical or political value of any kind", Rouhani said at a press conference. "They should have polling stations in place for the people and let the rulers not be on a hereditary basis". Read More »

Several dead in Moscow as severe storm causes havoc

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Meanwhile, the Russian Investigative Committee said eight people, including an 11-year old girl, had been killed by falling trees in Moscow and its neighborhoods. Reports say that electrical cables were damaged as Moscow was lashed with high winds, hail and torrential rain. The director of the Russia's Gidromedtsentr weather service Roman Vilfand told Russian agencies that wind speeds reached 22 metres per second during the hurricane and that another storm could hit the capital overnight. Read More »

Sri Lanka Rescuers Find Bodies as Death Toll Rises

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The Disaster Management Centre said another 109 people were missing. Helicopters are searching for people marooned four days after rain-triggered floods and mudslides inundated Sri Lankan neighbourhoods and killed at least 164 people. One of the worst affected areas is reported to be the south-western district of Kalutara. The authorities estimated nearly 442,000 people were affected by the disaster and more than 1,800 homes were destroyed or damaged. Read More »

France pledges renewed support for Mali in fight against terrorism

Operation Barkhane is France's largest overseas military mission and was launched after extremist groups overran northern Mali in 2012. The newly minted French leader also said France was determined to act for continued security in the region, and would seek to strengthen cooperation with France's European Union partner Germany to that end. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Yuvraj Singh Misses Net Session at Lord's

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While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have voiced "concerns" about the national team's security, Kohli is confident that everything will run smoothly. The BCCI are angry at the new ICC revenue model agreed last month that reduced the powers of cricket's "Big Three" - Australia, England and India . Read More »

Frankie Grande speaks out about Manchester bombing

He continued and said that he supports his sister's response. "Thank you to all those who helped out in any way that night in Manchester", she wrote . According to TMZ , that's particularly interesting because that was NOT a decision made by Grande and her family - cops felt that they needed to beef up security there after the Manchester bombing, and the police department decided on their own to station cop cars outside. Read More »

Those behind calf slaughter have no place in party: Congress

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Following criticism from Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi , the party's Kerala unit on Monday suspended three of its workers who slaughtered a calf in public on Sunday as part of organising "beef fests" in protest against the Centre's new cattle slaughter norms. Read More »

Trump slams leaks as fake news following Kushner reports

Mr Kushner was a trusted Trump adviser a year ago, overseeing the campaign's digital strategy, and remains an influential confidant within the White House as does his wife, Ivanka Trump. "Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names..." "#FakeNews is the enemy!" the U.S. leader wrote, spelling errors and all. Read More »

Manchester attack: Police 'not sharing information with US'

He was quiet and withdrawn, a college dropout who liked soccer - and, some say, showed alarming signs of being radicalized years before he walked into a pop concert at Britain's Manchester Arena and detonated a powerful bomb, killing himself and 22 others. Read More »

Donald Trump fails to commit to Paris climate agreement

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The announcement came as Trump departed this year's G-7 summit in Italy, leaving the other world leaders frustrated. Trump has previously expressed skepticism about climate change . Trump's appearance in Brussels was particularly galling to the Germans, who after months of painstaking relationship building with Trump - including Merkel's invitation to his daughter Ivanka for a G20 women's summit in Berlin - found themselves under attack from him on two fronts. Read More »

FBI Warned UK About Manchester Bomber Salman Abedi 3 Months Before Attack

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Manchester-born Abedi, of Libyan origin, killed 22 and injured more than 100 people when he detonated his explosive as concertgoers left a show by USA teen idol Ariana Grande . It drew particular revulsion because of the targeting of children - the youngest victim was just eight years old, and nine of the others were teenagers. Read More »