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In Saudi visit, Trump offers contradictions from campaign

In Saudi visit, Trump offers contradictions from campaign A major speech by a US president to foreign audiences should do more than suck up to the rulers of whatever is the speech's venue. Perhaps Trump and his speechwriters were wise not to attempt anything more. The approach was also created to contrast with former president Barack Obama , whom Mr Trump has criticised for his handling of the fight against ISIS. [Full Article...]

19 dead after explosion at Ariana Grande concert in UK

Grande tweeted: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words". Meanwhile Grande's management team, Scooter Braun Projects, said they had been left heartbroken by the incident and praised the actions of Manchester's emergency services. [Full Article...]

Manchester locals offer shelter, food to concertgoers after possible 'terrorist incident'

Two US officials said a suicide bomber was suspected. It was not immediately clear if police were including the attacker among the 22 people reported to have died. Ariana Grande , 23, later said on Twitter: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words". "I want her home and I want her safe". [Full Article...]

Theresa May backtracks on 'Dementia tax'

Theresa May backtracks on 'Dementia tax' Just last Thursday, May threw out plans for a cap. Mrs May's opponents have dubbed it a "dementia tax", saying it will particularly hit those who need long-term care at home. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: "This is May's Manifesto Meltdown - in a matter of days she has gone from Margaret Thatcher to Corporal Jones". [Full Article...]

Korea calls on S. Korea to resume cooperative projects

Korea calls on S. Korea to resume cooperative projects Breaking its silence on South Korea's new liberal Moon Jae-in administration, North Korea said it was "astonishing" that Moon convened an urgent National Security Council (NSC) meeting with "remnants" of the former Park Geun-hye administration following its ballistic missile test Sunday, warning that anyone who challenges the North's dignity won't be afforded "any mercy". [Full Article...]

Canadian officials express concern, solidarity after deadly explosion in UK

PM May will hold security meet today to review the situation. At least 22 people, including children, have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at the Manchester Arena in Northern England . People from all across the city are using this hashtag #RoomforManchester to offer food, water, charging spot, sofa, a shelter for the night to those who have been stranded after the blast. [Full Article...]

India is a victim of terrorism, says Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia

India is a victim of terrorism, says Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia Drive them out of your communities. Drive them out of your holy land. "And drive them out of this Earth", Trump added. "It's the message that we have said in various tenors and tones in the past, and it's something that's just a truism - you can't fight a war like this one-handed", Schreiber said. [Full Article...]

Priyanka, other stars convey their prayers for victims of attack in Manchester

Cuomo said in a statement . A senior White House official told NBC News that President Donald Trump , who is on a visit to Jerusalem, had been briefed. "I don't have words". There was panic after the explosion, which struck around 10:30 p.m. (2130GMT) Monday night as Grande was ending the concert, part of her Dangerous Woman Tour. [Full Article...]

Manchester Arena attack: Broken, I am so so sorry, tweets Ariana Grande

Police have confirmed the attacker was acting alone and died at the scene. Sixty ambulances and more than 400 police officers responded to the scene in the aftermath. "It's the most terrible feeling ever, to know your daughter is there and you don't know whether she's dead or alive", she said. The attack sparked a nightlong search for loved ones - parents for the children they had accompanie... [Full Article...]

'Gut-wrenching' - music stars react to Manchester Arena 'attack'

'Gut-wrenching' - music stars react to Manchester Arena 'attack' A statement from the Greater Manchester Police says, "This is now being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise". The first unconfirmed reports of an explosion emerged shortly after 2145 GMT on Monday. "Emergency services are now responding to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena". Added Oliver Jones, 17: "The bang echoed around the foyer of the arena and peopl... [Full Article...]

RT America: Turkey slams United States for 'aggressive actions' against Erdogan's bodyguards

Turkey has also criticized the U.S. for not extraditing Fethullah Gulen , a cleric who is accused by Ankara of having orchestrated a failed coup a year ago. The State Department had summoned the Turkish ambassador over the incident on Wednesday. Tensions have heated up between the two nations on several key matters. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande says she's 'broken' over deadly explosion after Manchester concert

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said that he and Prime Minister Theresa May have agreed to suspend election campaigning until further notice. The attack is thought to be one of the worst since the 2005 London bombing. Twitter accounts affiliated to the militant Islamist group have used hashtags referring to the blast to post celebratory messages, with some users encouraging similar attacks els... [Full Article...]

Trump arrives to try his hand at Mideast peacemaking

Trump arrives to try his hand at Mideast peacemaking Trump's visit to Israel follow his speech Sunday at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Saudi Arabia , where he said the USA was not at war with Islam and urged all countries to "drive out" extremists. Former Jordanian Justice Minister Ibrahim Aljazy said: "I would not call it a constructive tone since people in the region, particularly Jordanians, are looking for a more clear approach to ... [Full Article...]

Ariana feels 'broken' after suspected terrorist attack at her Manchester concert

Ariana feels 'broken' after suspected terrorist attack at her Manchester concert Meanwhile Grande's management team, Scooter Braun Projects, said they had been left heartbroken by the incident and praised the actions of Manchester's emergency services. A controlled explosion is carried out on a suspicious item in the Cathedral Gardens area near Manchester Arena. May expressed condolences to the victims and the families of those affected, and confirmed that the police wer... [Full Article...]

Manchester explosion: 19 dead after blast at Ariana Grande concert

Confusion followed as people fled in search of safety, and the sound of wailing sirens soon cut through the smoky air outside the arena. The dead and injured were taken to five hospitals across the city, with unconfirmed reports from medical staff of victims having "shrapnel-style wounds" and nuts and bolts found strewn across the arena in the aftermath of the explosion. [Full Article...]

Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses border

Daniel Russel, Washington's former top diplomat for Asia, said Pyongyang's aim appeared to be to convince the United States and the rest of the world of the need to accept North Korea as a nuclear-armed state. It is still unclear whether the unspecified object was a ballistic missile. An intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) is typically defined as a missile with a range between 3,000 and 5,... [Full Article...]

Putin: Russia will Develop Partnership Relations with Iran

New French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated Rouhani for his re-election on Saturday and said this reinforced the hope his government would apply the worldwide nuclear agreement. Speaking at his first news conference since winning a second term in Friday's presidential election in Iran, Mr Rouhani dismissed the summit as "just a show". [Full Article...]

North Korea says intermediate-range missile is ready for mass-production

North Korean state media has claimed that the reclusive nation successfully tested a "newly developed ballistic rocket" capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. The latest missile can not even hit Guam, about 2,100 miles away from North Korea. The results of the test were "perfect", KCNA added. Now that its tactical and technical data met the requirements of the ruling Workers' Party, Kim declared... [Full Article...]

Manchester Concert Blast: What We Know So Far

Manchester Concert Blast: What We Know So Far Gary Walker from Leeds told BBC Radio 5 Live he was hit by shrapnel in his foot and his wife sustained a stomach wound as they waited for their daughters to come out of the concert. A male at the scene in Manchester has been identified as the probable bomber, and a United States official said suicide bombing is now considered to be the "likely" reason for the blast. [Full Article...]

Trump's inspiring Middle East firsts

Palestinian political and religious leaders have long challenged Jewish historical and religious claims to holy sites in Jerusalem and elsewhere. Walking down the red carpet at Ben Gurion Airport with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara , President Trump extended his hand to the First Lady, who promptly slapped it away in full view of the cameras. [Full Article...]


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