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United Kingdom police have stopped sharing information with USA after Manchester leaks

Tillerson does not plan to be accompanied by any journalists on the brief visit, after which he will return to Washington. Twenty-two people were killed and 64 injured, including twelve under the age of 16, medical officials said. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that " deeply troubling " leaks to US media about the Manchester suicide bombing would be investigated, after irate British police stopped sharing information with USA agencies. Read More »

Minister offers condolences on bomb that killed 90 in Kabul

The terrorists , and those who provide them support in any form, deserve the utter scorn of all civilized people around the world. And so far as president, Trump has said little about the Afghan war beyond requesting a strategy assessment from the Pentagon. Read More »

Successful US Missile Intercept Test Quells Fears


A ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California "successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target" fired from the Reagan Test Site in the Marshall Islands, the military said in a statement . Read More »

Russians said they had potentially "derogatory" information on Donald Trump

The intelligence was related to finances of the President as well as key members of his campaign, which the Kremlin believed was strong enough to use as leverage, multiple sources told CNN . On Sunday, in a dig at President Trump , German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a campaign rally: "The times in which we could completely depend on others are, to a certain extent, over". Read More »

Election day ahead: Amber Rudd up for debate as PM heads west

Neither Mrs May nor Mr Corbyn is expected to take part, with the Tories represented by Home Secretary Amber Rudd instead of the Prime Minister who will be campaigning in the South West. Mr Corbyn has cancelled planned appearances at stump events in Swindon and Stroud, and a rally in Bristol. Ms Rudd repeatedly accused Mr Corbyn of having a "magic money tree" - most notably after he attacked a Tory U-turn on disability benefits and accused the party of planning more cuts. Read More »

At least 13 dead in Turkish military helicopter crash

Defense Minister Fikri Isik has cancelled overseas visits following a helicopter crash in southeast Turkey that left 13 soldiers martyred, a ministry official said Thursday. In April another helicopter crash in Turkey also killed 12 people , including seven police officers, a judge, a soldier and three crew. Turkish military forces are embroiled in conflict with Kurdish PKK militants who are based out of Sirnak's mountain ranges. Read More »

Trump pulling US out of Paris climate deal: Axios report


The agreement also established a $100 billion fund to help vulnerable countries deal with the effects of climate change . The companies said it would reduce competitive imbalances for US companies, expand the market for innovative clean technology and reduce business risks posed by future negative climate impacts. Read More »

Trump's Public Enemy, Ex-CIA Chief Slams Kushner-Moscow Conspiracy

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said in a statement Monday, "Mike tendered his resignation just before the president's historic worldwide trip and offered to remain on board until a transition is concluded". President Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of communications director Mike Dubke, according to a White House official. Sources say Trump stewed over the remark, which was later reported by Politico . Read More »

Environmental groups denounce intended withdrawal from Paris climate agreement


Media leaks from the White House say President Donald Trump is leaning toward leaving the climate accord, but the administration has not confirmed this. The Paris Agreement is voluntary and carries no penalties for nations that fail to meet their set targets, leading many to question the benefit of a formal withdrawal, even in the absence of decarbonization efforts. Read More »

United States climber dies, Indian missing on Everest


Rescuers spotted the body of Ravi Kumar , who was reported missing on Saturday, after 36 hours of intensive search. In 2015, Amrita Yearwood described the anguished wait for word of her then-husband's fate after an quake shook Everest while he and dozens of other people were attempting to climb the mountain. Read More »

Philippines Soldiers Killed In 'Friendly Fire' Air Strike In Marawi


He said the Marawi violence showed that local militant groups were uniting behind ISIS and becoming a major security threat across Mindanao. Authorities were working to confirm that another leader had been killed. Analysts have warned that as ISIL is weakened in Syria and Iraq, battered by years of American-led attacks, Mindanao could become a focal point for regional fighters. Read More »

Trump avoids pointing to Saudis' human rights failings

Trump said the United States will ensure that its "Saudi friends" get a good deal from "our great American defense companies, the greatest anywhere in the world". Describing the fight against terrorism, Trump spoke of "honestly confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds". Read More »

Clinton quip on 'covfefe': It was a message to the Russians

Clinton was quizzed on moves she made in the campaign that ultimately led to her loss to President Donald Trump at the conference held in Rancho Palos Verdes, California . "People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe", Clinton tweeted. "I thought it was a hidden message to the Russians", said Clinton at Recode's Code Conference on Wednesday. Read More »

Israelis parade to mark 50 years of capturing East Jerusalem

An official statement by the PA's foreign ministry described Netanyahu as "racist denying the occupation's existence". Speaking to a group of Israelis in occupied Jerusalem on Tuesday, Trump said he is "personally committed to helping Israelis and Palestinians achieve a peace agreement". Read More »

Trump to Pull Out of Paris Climate Agreement


And Sweden's Climate Minister Isabella Lovin says "it would be deeply regrettable" if the United States decides to pull out of a landmark global climate agreement , adding "it is also contrary to what we expect from the USA leadership when humanity faces major challenges". Read More »

Clinton: Russian Hackers Didn't Act Alone

The timing, she said , suggests the document dump was guided by someone in the US seeking to blunt the backlash against Trump's comments. Hillary Clinton believes that Russian Federation did not act alone in its effort to influence the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Pakistan arrests Indian national for carrying incomplete travel documents


It, however, hailed the efforts taken by the External Affairs Ministry to secure the release of the former Navy officer, who has been sentenced to death by a military court in Pakistan on espionage charges. But at this stage, if Pakistan decides to transfer Jadhav's case to a civilian court that itself would be a victory. The decision to appoint Khawar Qureshi was endorsed by all. Read More »

Trump Sends Nafta Renegotiation Notice to Congress

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer informed key lawmakers of the plan to overhaul the 23-year old pact with Canada and Mexico in a brief letter Thursday, in which he listed a few broad-brush goals for the talks . Trump has called NAFTA a "horrible deal" for the U.S. He discussed "tweaking" parts of the deal in February , and in April, he threatened to scrap it. Read More »

Saudi Aramco trading arm hiring staff for Singapore push


The yard, expected to be about 4.3sq km, will extend along the coast of Ras Al-Khair, and consist of four main production zones, Zones A-D. The maritime yard will be the largest in the region in terms of production capacity and scale, providing an unprecedented mix of products and services in the region. Read More »

Jason Chaffetz will resign from Congress in June


Jason Chaffetz , chair of the powerful House Oversight Committee, announced Thursday he will leave Congress at the end of next month. That looked like it was changing this week when reports emerged that former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey had taken notes after Trump privately asked him to end a probe into his former National Security Adviser before firing Comey. Read More »

Louisiana gas tax increase fails


Following that vote, Connick said lawmakers needed to pass the bill or risk having Louisiana's domestic violence protection laws be declared unconstitutional for violating equal protection laws. He then proposed a lower tax increase, but still couldn't win needed backing. The first five bills in a massive 10-bill criminal justice reform package , championed by Democratic Gov. Read More »

Nomura bought controversial Venezuelan bonds at discount

In Venezuela, Maduro's critics have for two months been staging street protests, which have left almost 60 people dead, to demand that he hold early elections. Nicaragua was among the countries who continue to support Maduro. According to The Journal , Maduro's detractors say that any bond purchase of Venezuelan bonds gives the regime much needed cash. Read More »

China's Caixin PMI falls below 50 for first time since June 2016

The 50-point mark is the turning point between growth and contraction on a monthly basis, and the fall below 50 marks the third month of consecutive declines for China's PMI . On the price front, survey revealed that input costs rose at the slowest rate since last September, whereas charge inflation accelerated in May. The Chicago Purchasing Management Index , also known as the Chicago Business Barometer, fell to 55.2 from April's 58.3 which was the highest level since January 2015. Read More »