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Deadly Manchester blast after Ariana Grande concert: 5 things to know

Deadly Manchester blast after Ariana Grande concert: 5 things to know Some concert-goers said security was haphazard before the show, with some people being searched and others allowed inside unhindered. The threat level determined by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre has been increased from "severe" to "critical". [Full Article...]

Trump, Saudi King inaugurate global centre against extremism

Trump, Saudi King inaugurate global centre against extremism On Sunday, Israel authorised some economic concessions to the Palestinians that a Cabinet statement said "will ease daily civilian life in the Palestinian Authority after ( Trump ) who arrives tomorrow, asked to see some confidence building steps". [Full Article...]

Take That call off tour date in response to Manchester terror attack

Take That call off tour date in response to Manchester terror attack BIA released a statement saying, "My heart is heavy today as I extend my prayers to the children and families affected by last night's terrible tragedy in Manchester". "We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom", he said. They would think that's a great name. A fan-run " Dangerous Woman " Twitter account called on Grande's fans to focus on the tragedy and its ... [Full Article...]

President Trump sends Congress $4.1T spending plan

The welfare portion of Mr. Trump's proposal would give states increased authority to impose work requirements and eligibility restrictions for welfare programs, and his budget would slash an estimated $274 billion from anti-poverty programs over ten years. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police say 23-year-old man arrested over Manchester attack

United Kingdom police say 23-year-old man arrested over Manchester attack After chairing a Cobra (Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms) meeting here in the wake of the blast, May said a single terrorist detonated a device near the exit, at a time and place meant to cause maximum injuries. "The whole nation has been shocked by the death and injury in Manchester last night of so many people, adults and children, who had just been enjoying a concert", she said. [Full Article...]

Chinese, S. Korean officials seek to mend rift with meetings

Chinese, S. Korean officials seek to mend rift with meetings Moon Jae-in administration special China envoy and Minjoo Party lawmaker Lee Hae-chan shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in Beijing , May 18. The number of Chinese tourists visiting South Korea, however, began to drop in July 2016, when the Chinese government initiated the measures with regard to THAAD deployment in South Korea. [Full Article...]

Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo, says WHO

The DRC suffered a three-month outbreak of Ebola back in 2014. Three of the patients died and six are hospitalized, according to WHO. "Our country is full of people well-trained in this matter and our health professionals also helped contain similar epidemics in other countries", it added. [Full Article...]

Marking difference with US, France urges dialogue with Iran

Terming the fight against terrorism as a "battle between good and evil", and not a clash between "the West and Islam", Trump sought to chart a new course for America's role in the region - aimed at rooting out terrorism. "The people of Iran have endured hardship and despair due to their leaders reckless pursuit of conflict and terror". "It is a government that speaks openly of mass murder, vow... [Full Article...]

Moon sets out to mend ties with China

In a 40 minute phone call, which the Blue House says is the first time a Chinese leader has called a newly elected South Korean President to congratulate them on an electoral victory , the two leaders reportedly exchanged "broad opinions" on ROK-China relations and North Korea. [Full Article...]

General election 2017: May defends revised social care plans

General election 2017: May defends revised social care plans The Lib Dems produced analysis suggesting that households across England would still face the " dementia tax " despite Mrs May committing to a cap on the total costs people will face for their care. London's Evening Standard newspaper, edited by former finance minister George Osborne, led with the headline " Strong and stable? ". Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron described it as a "fra... [Full Article...]

Manchester Bombing Is Europe's 12th Terrorist Attack Since 2015

Manchester Bombing Is Europe's 12th Terrorist Attack Since 2015 May, who is due to contest a national election on June 8, said the man named by police as the attacker, Salman Abedi, was born and brought up in Britain and investigations into whether he was working alone were ongoing. All three gunmen were killed by police. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility. Islamic State has repeatedly called for attacks as retaliation for Western involvement in th... [Full Article...]

Trump says Manchester bombing is the work of 'evil losers'

Israel and the Palestinians have not held direct talks for more than three years and Mr Trump acknowledged it was "one of the toughest deals of all". The two sets of leaders also do not trust each other. Palestinians say the barrier is a land grab because it slices off 10 percent of the West Bank. President Donald Trump: "As you know, Rex, our secretary of state, has done an incredible job". [Full Article...]

Elisabeth Moss Developing 'Fever' Miniseries for BBC America

America announced Tuesday its partnership with Moss and Annapurna Television in developing " Fever ", a limited series focused on the tale of "Typhoid Mary". Based on Mary Beth Keane's novel, Fever tells the story of Mallon, the family cook who was the first known healthy carrier of typhoid fever in 1900s NY. [Full Article...]

Father searching for Scots girls missing following Manchester terror attack

Father searching for Scots girls missing following Manchester terror attack Donald Manford, a local councillor on Barra and the great uncle of Eilidh MacLeod, said she was a bright and "highly motivated" girl who was looking forward to a special treat with her friend. The teenagers, pupils at the island's Castlebay Community School, were among thousands of young music fans who had watched a performance by USA singer Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena before the attack. [Full Article...]

US, Gulf states ink pact to fight terror funding

US, Gulf states ink pact to fight terror funding Despite his incendiary comments, or perhaps because of them, Trump is now extending a proverbial olive branch to Muslim leaders, saying Sunday that "this is not a battle between different faiths". Guardianship laws also require a male relative's consent before a woman can obtain a passport, travel or marry. Saudi Arabia also routinely carries out executions by beheading, including some in publ... [Full Article...]

Manchester attack: Albert Square 'vigil of peace'

And one of the key features of this assault on concert-goers leaving Manchester Arena Monday evening - the fact that the bomb went off in a public and unprotected space outside the actual venue - brings up both the possibility of heavy casualties at an American mega-event and the challenges law enforcement faces in trying to protect against it. [Full Article...]

Conservatives' election lead halved

Conservatives' election lead halved In a stunning U-turn, the Prime Minister said she wanted to "clarify" Conservative plans which have been dubbed a "Dementia Tax" by their opponents. He described the policy as a "cold and calculated attempt to pull the wool over people's eyes". Currently, anyone with assets of over £23,250 is expected to pay the full cost of their care, which doesn't include the value of their homes. [Full Article...]

Trump condemns 'evil losers' behind Manchester attack

Trump was greeted Tuesday morning by Abbas at the president's headquarters in Bethlehem and their meeting is now underway. Mr Trump pledged America's "absolute solidarity" with the United Kingdom and said the time had come for the "wicked ideology" behind the terror attack to be "completely obliterated". [Full Article...]

Programs that help poor Kentuckians face big cuts under Trump's budget plan

Programs that help poor Kentuckians face big cuts under Trump's budget plan Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) sees lots of room for improvement in President Donald Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion budget, a proposal that, in Manchin's view, takes a "slash and burn" type of an approach and "lacks compassion". Most of the $200 billion is slated for the second, third and fourth years of the budget, Mulvaney said. The plan was crafted with a skeptical eye toward programs that... [Full Article...]

Ousted leader Park in court at start of trial

Ousted leader Park in court at start of trial When a judge asked about her occupation, she tersely said, "I don't have any". Choi Soon-Sil, her long-time confidante, and the woman she is accused of conspiring with, sat near Park. Park has spent the past weeks locked in a small cell with a television, toilet, sink, table and mattress. This could be seen as a sign of her residual bitterness with her longtime friend. [Full Article...]


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