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Manchester attack: Police appeal for information on bomber's blue suitcase

Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson , from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, said: "We believe Abedi was in possession of this case in the days before the attack at Manchester Arena on Monday 22 May". The American FBI is said to have alerted its British counterpart. Abedi's younger brother said he knew generally about the plot but did not know where and when the blast would be, a Libyan militia spokesman told private broadcaster Libya's Channel Thursday. Read More »

PM Modi meets Merkel to boost bilateral ties, discuss China's OBOR project

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After the release of her Hollywood movie Baywatch, PeeCee set foot in Berlin for vacation. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose with members of their delegations for a family photo ahead of the 4th round of German-Indian government consultation at the Chancellery in Berlin , Germany. Read More »

Korea Tests Scud-class Ballistic Missile

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The report is seen as created to counter pressure from the USA administration led by President Donald Trump , who has deployed two aircraft carriers to waters off the Korean Peninsula. A Moon spokesman said Tuesday the president is demanding an investigation into the THAAD deployment after finding out four launchers arrived in South Korea in addition to the original two that were installed in April. Read More »

'PH to explore peaceful solution to sea disputes'

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It has not conducted any freedom-of-navigation operations, or sail-bys using warships, in the South China Sea this year, making it all the more hard for ASEAN to stand up to Beijing . "What I can say is that China will make joint efforts with 10 ASEAN member states to arrive at final COC", he said. "Eventually when the COC is completed, it will be an enhancement to the DOC", Liu said. Read More »

UK Labour leader Corbyn denies honoring Munich attack killer

During her grilling from the studio audience, Mrs May was accused by a police officer of presiding over "devastating" cuts, asked by a midwife to justify her "chronic underfunding" of the NHS and heckled over school funding. For Labour , shadow cabinet member Barry Gardiner said of Mr Corbyn: "Jeremy connected with the audience". Mr Corbyn, a committed republican, was asked by Jeremy Paxman on why abolishing the Monarchy was not in Labour's manifesto. Read More »

Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83, president says

Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela said on twitter that Noriega's death "closes a chapter in our history" and that his family deserves a burial in peace. After graduating in 1962, Noriega returned to Panama and had a chance meeting with Omar Torrijos , the future commander of Panama's armed forces, who brought him into the military. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn flounders in Woman's Hour interview over policy cost

The Conservative leader insisted that she had got her way in previous negotiations and repeatedly stressed her belief that " no deal is better than a bad deal ". "If, in order to address them and do the right thing by the country, it takes being a hard woman, then that's exactly what I will be", she said. Paxman challenged Corbyn's refusal to denounce the Irish Republican Army and his having met with Hamas officials and suggested the Labour leader would seek to abolish the monarchy ... Read More »

Turkey calls for ouster of top USA envoy leading anti-IS coalition

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Turkey called today for the removal of the U.S. diplomat coordinating the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, accusing him of backing Syrian Kurdish militias. And new video revealed Thursday shows Erdogan - who hours earlier had met with President Donald Trump - watching the fracas from his vehicle outside the Turkish embassy. Read More »

PM Modi meets German Chancelor Angela Merkel at Schloss Meseberg

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Trump was also quoted as calling Germany "very bad" on trade - but the White House denied it . The Indian prime minister also said that "climate protection and living in harmony with nature is a part of India's ethos". "The short-sighted policies of the American government stand against the interests of the European Union ", German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in Berlin , adding, " the West has become smaller, at least it has become weaker ", he told the Rheinische Post ... Read More »

Germany's Merkel Signals Deepening Rift With US Under Trump

The US leader also berated 23 of NATO's 28 members - including Germany - for " still not paying what they should be paying " towards the funding of the alliance. Merkel also praised India for confirming it will comply with the Paris climate accords - a pledge Trump refused to commit to last week. "The short-sighted policies of the American government stand against the interests of the European Union", Gabriel said. Read More »

Iran's President: Syrian Crisis Should Be Resolved through Peaceful Means

Rouhani said that Iranians are "waiting for this (US) government to be civil " and that "hopefully, things will settle down ... so we could pass more accurate judgments". Kofi Annan , Chair of The Elders , said: "The Iranian people have given President Rouhani a fresh and convincing mandate to pursue his policy of openness and engagement". Read More »

Chance for Rain, Thunderstorms All Week

Some of those thunderstorms could produce an isolated severe storm with the biggest concern being wind damage and possibly hail. Highs in the mid 80s. Highs those three days will be in the mid- to upper-60s. Monday will be partly to mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a shower. Saturday .A mix of sun and clouds. Read More »

Trump's goals in trip to west Asia

Trump also said that Iran should have thanked the USA for the 2015 nuclear agreement, because it led to sanctions being lifted. "All the different messages made by President Trump are not only something heartwarming to Israelis, but it's a clear message to the Palestinians: Be serious about making peace and don't delude yourselves that the U.S.is not Israel's ally and will look the other way". Read More »

Sri Lanka calls for help as mudslides claim 100 lives

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Pursuant to Prime Minister's directions, INS Kirch was diverted from her deployment and tasked to reach Colombo to provide immediate assistance. The Indian rescue personnel are now being deployed to the disaster affected zone in coordination with Sri Lanka Navy and other Sri Lankan authorities. Read More »

The climate deal - Trump again basks in the limelight

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I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week! If the USA pulls out of the Paris deal, it would become the largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions not included in the agreement , according to EPA data. It shows that the climate change discussion - and action - will continue on a global scale, even without Trump's participation. The stalemate leaves the country's future role in the climate accord in flux, though Mr. Read More »

'I'll show Arsenal board a replay of the final' - Wenger

But once the game starts and you are a fan, you stand behind the team. Arsenal have, however, won the FA Cup in three of the last four seasons, although that isn't sufficient to placate some supporters who remain sceptical regarding the team's ability to perform consistently throughout the course of the campaign. Read More »

Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hire

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We will have a crew at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore to bring you that latest on an execution date set for tonight. The long-running legal saga began on February 1, 1982, in the north Alabama town of Muscle Shoals along the Tennessee River. Read More »

Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

It was the toughest review yet of Trump's trip to Europe, which inflamed tensions rather than healing them after the USA president sparred with the leaders of Washington's closest and oldest allies on trade, defense and climate change. "Here is a situation where it's six, seven if you include the European Union, against one", she said. "There are no indications whether the United States will stay in the Paris Agreement or not". Read More »

Former Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies At 83

Saharareporters gathered that he was however released into house arrest in January this year, ostensibly to prepare for an operation in early March to remove a brain tumor. Despite the incentives to maintain these relations, the 1980s saw a breakdown between the two countries, with Washington cutting off economic and military assistance and freezing Panamanian government assets. Read More »

USA will leave Paris climate deal -Axios

The White House has remained largely quiet on controversies swirling at home and will likely seek to emphasize the president's traveling successes in coming days. However on trade, Trump bowed to pressure from allies to retain a pledge to fight protectionism. At the same time, after two days of deliberations, the G7 leaders released a surprisingly compact set of accords, fruit of "more authentic " discussions with the presence of the new U.S. Read More »