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Top official says US hasn't verified IS claim on Manchester

Former CIA Director John Brennan says Russia has a history of trying to "suborn individuals" and he anxious last summer about the number of contacts Russian officials were having with Americans. White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment procedures in an effort to prepare for what officials still believe is a distant possibility that President Donald Trump could have to fend off at... [Full Article...]

Trump Wraps Mid East Trip, Rome Is Up Next

Trump Wraps Mid East Trip, Rome Is Up Next Given the competing claims, the US says the city's fate must be worked out through negotiations and like most countries, it maintains its embassy in Tel Aviv , not Jerusalem . Symbolically this matters, but already the White House has ruffled Israeli feathers by first referring to it, accurately, as being in the West Bank. [Full Article...]

New South Korean president vows to address North Korea

New South Korean president vows to address North Korea Mr. Moon said in his first speech as President on Wednesday he would immediately begin efforts to defuse security fears on the Korean peninsula and would negotiate with Washington and Beijing to ease tensions over the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ) anti-missile system in the South. [Full Article...]

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...]

Manchester bombing: Holly Willoughby breaks silence on Ariana Grande concert horror

The Greater Manchester Police said officers arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester in "regards to last night's incident at the Manchester arena". There was a lot of children there without parents. He found his family, who were safe, but said there were "kids and teenagers just lying there screaming". [Full Article...]

Chinese -president calls Korean-counterpart

Chinese -president calls Korean-counterpart U.S. President Donald Trump invited newly-elected Korean President Moon Jae-in to Washington at the earliest possible date in their first phone call Wednesday, and Seoul is working to arrange a bilateral summit as soon as next month. "We also would like him to propose a clear vision and governmental management philosophy for the future which can make all Korean people in the North and South ... [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...]

Defiant Michael Flynn to snub Senate over Russian papers

Chaffetz said in a tweet Monday that Comey "wants to speak with Special Counsel ( Robert Mueller ) prior to public testimony". The man Donald Trump allegedly called "a good guy" , in a highly controversial conversation with then-FBI director James Comey , stood accused Monday evening of a stark new violation of law, on the heels of allegations that he had failed to disclose ties to foreign g... [Full Article...]

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...]


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