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Pope Francis Condemns 'Barbaric Attack' on Egyptian Christians


Announcing the retaliatory attack, the Egyptian Army spokesperson Tamer el-Refae posted a clip, which also included footages of army aircraft taking off, on his official Facebook and Twitter pages yesterday. In all, the four attacks - Friday's, two in April and one in December - killed at least 104 people, mostly Christians. Following the Palm Sunday bombings, Sisi declared a nationwide three-month state of emergency. Read More »

S. Korea's new leader orders probe of US missile launchers


Top presidential security advisor Chung Eui-yong reported to Moon that four more THAAD mobile launchers were secretly transported to South Korea in addition to two launchers already installed. The United States stations about 28,500 troops in South Korea as deterrence against potential aggression from North Korea. South Korea's Defence Ministry said on Tuesday it had conducted a joint drill with a US supersonic B-1B Lancer bomber on Monday. Read More »

Kushner wanted 'link' with Russian Federation

Trump had stayed silent on the reports during his trip overseas, including after NBC News reported on Thursday that his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner , is under scrutiny in the FBI's Russian Federation probe. But he said if they are, "I think any channel of communication, back or otherwise, with a country like Russian Federation is a good thing". Senate Foreign Relations chairman Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, on Sunday praised Mr. Read More »

Trump's intention to divide Middle East not helpful for lasting peace

Levin's remarks were prompted by President Trump's visit to Bethlehem earlier that day. "Words can never describe the bottomless depths of that evil, or the scope of the anguish and destruction". Some of the lawmakers at the event were disappointed that Trump make a statement in Israel committing to the embassy move. "If I put myself into the shoes of the ministers or MKs [Knesset members] right now, why should we get excited?" he said. Read More »

Conservatives U-turn over cap on social care costs

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the Evening Standard : "We want to make sure that people who have worked hard and saved up all their lifetimes, do not have to worry about losing all their assets through a disease as random as dementia". Read More »

Lib Dem manifesto 2017: creative industry pledges

The Liberal Democrats have set a building target of 300,000 new homes a year, have pledged to scrap housing association Right To Buy, and demand that new homes should be marketed to British buyers first before being sold to overseas investment buyers. Read More »

Britain tells Merkel it will remain 'strong partner'


Gabriel made the scathing remarks on the sidelines of the third round-table discussion on refugees in Berlin on Monday, after Trump concluded his first official tour overseas, which took him to Saudi Arabia , Israeli-occupied territories, Belgium and then Italy for a G7 summit. Read More »

Let's mark the month of Ramadan with love and peace - Bawumia

The statement from NASARA also used the opportunity to express its honest gratitude to the various Zongos in the country, which are inhabited by Muslims, for voting overwhelmingly for the NPP in the 2016 General Elections. The elderly, the sick, children and pregnant women are exempt from fasting during Ramadan. In this context, the mystery of fasting is embedded in the Quran as it constantly reminds people of the lives and the fates of their ancestors. Read More »

Gulf in living standards at heart of United Kingdom election battle

If the prime minister struggled under questioning from Mr Paxman and the studio audience, Mr Corbyn exceeded expectations, remaining calm and pleasant throughout. The rivals will be questioned separately by Paxman before facing questions from the studio audience - which in previous debates has seen candidates face jeers and howls of laughter. Read More »

India sends three Navy ships to assist Lanka in relief operations


At least 200,382 people belonging to 52,603 families were affected in 14 districts. In the wake of floods, the Sri Lankan government had asked for flood relief assistance from India . "When you feel the pain, we also feel the pain", the envoy said while formally handing over the Indian aid to Sri Lanka's Foreign minister Ravi Karunanayake at the Colombo port. Read More »

169 dead in Sri Lanka floods; waters recede

Sri Lanka has reported 53234 suspected dengue cases through the first five months of 2017, approximately a 150 percent increase compared to the same period in 2016 and one worldwide non-governmental organization says the numbers could rise even further. Read More »

G-7 leaders in Italy get tricolor flyover


The differences are well-known: climate change , trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies off its consensus game, with U.S. Mrs May later told reporters she had had a "very good and productive discussion" with Mr Macron. The 28 member nations, plus soon-to-join Montenegro, will renew an old vow to move toward spending 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense by 2024. Read More »

Missile test showed highly accurate warhead, says North Korea


It was the North's 12th ballistic missile test this year - carried out in defiance of United Nations sanctions. The KCNA report did not give a distance the missile covered, but Japanese and South Korean monitors said it flew 248 miles (400 kilometers) over the Sea of Japan/East Sea from a launch point on Wonsan, on North Korea's east coast. Read More »

Gregg Allman On World Cafe

The soulful singer was known for his long blond hair. "I could use a couple of new knees and one new hip, and my arthritis is pretty bad", he told me with raspy laugh ahead of a 2011 run of shows at the Orpheum, "but I don't have the time for that". Read More »

Valley under shut down as Hurriyat calls march to Tral


The curbs in these areas were imposed as a pre-emptive measure to prevent violence like that witnessed on Saturday, immediately after Bhat was killed along with his associate in the encounter in Soimoh area of Tral in Pulwama district. Due to strike and restrictions, normal life remained paralysed in Kashmir with shops, business establishments, educational institutions and marketplaces remaining closed across the Valley and public transport thrown off the gear. Read More »

Local groups urge senators to vote against American Health Care Act


Capito said she's committed to protecting those people. There is a petition-driven movement - sure to fail - to strip members of Congress of their health care coverage. A GOP aide for a senator involved in the talks said it has even given the Senate some breathing room to negotiate with so much attention focused elsewhere. Read More »

Ariana Grande announces Manchester benefit concert for bombing victims


Ariana Grande , shown performing in 2015, announced Friday that she will host a benefit concert in Manchester, England , for the victims of this week's bombing attack. Almost two dozen people were killed and dozens more were hurt Monday night in a bombing at the Manchester Arena, which occurred shortly after the singer's concert concluded. Read More »

Merkel warns against "simple answers" after Trump meetings

Trump tweeted from Sicily on Saturday that he would make a final decision next week, and the USA took a separate stance on climate from the other nations in the official G7 communique. "It's now time for European Union to re-invent itself & move forward". Then at the G7 summit on Friday and Saturday, leaders including Merkel failed to convince Trump to commit to stay in the Paris climate deal. Read More »

Donald Trump attacks media for 'fake news' following Jared Kushner reports


Kushner was reportedly joined by Michael Flynn, who would resign, after just 24 days as Trump's national security adviser following reports that he secretly spoke with Kislyak about sanctions and lied about it. During an appearance on ABC's "This Week," Schiff explained the concern isn't simply that Kushner and other members of Trump's campaign and transition team were in contact with the Russians. Read More »

Preakness Stakes victor, payouts: Superfecta brings in huge money


It was the first Triple Crown victory for Cloud Computing's trainer, Chad Brown , and the second for Castellano, who won the Preakness in 2006 aboard Bernardini. " ... I said to (jockey) Julien (Leparoux ), 'Second doesn't mean anything.' I said, 'Let's go and try to win this thing.' It ended up getting us in the end". Read More »

At NATO celebration, Trump tells allies to spend more on defense

The leaders were lining up to take a "family photo", as is tradition at such summits. Some fractures between the USA and its allies are visible on Mr. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that "of course" the United States supports Article 5 , though Trump still wants other nations to meet their obligation to spend 2 per cent of their gross domestic product on defence. Read More »

Suspects in Kim Jong Nam murder appear in Malaysia court


Sessions judge Harith Sham Mohamed Yasin, acting as the magistrate, allowed the request by deputy public prosecutor Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad during the case mention yesterday. Jagjit said his task is to protect the embassy's interests, and to report back what had transpired in court. Police officers stand guard outside a court house in Sepang , Malaysia , Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Read More »