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Pres. Trump in Israel in search of 'the ultimate deal'

Trump added that he had detected, too, "a growing realisation among your Arab neighbours that they have common cause with you in the threat posed by Iran ". Trump departed Saudi Arabia on Monday morning after two days of meetings in the ultra-conservative desert kingdom. Trump himself never commented. "But who funded the terrorists?" She says Israel can often be a center of hostility and fricti... [Full Article...]

Intel director won't detail Trump conversation

The Post , citing current and former officials, said Coats and NSA Director Mike Rogers refused Trump's request. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says the newspaper's report Monday is an indication that Trump is trying to impede the investigation. [Full Article...]

British PM raises terror level after concert attack; attack may be imminent

She says the move "will allow the police to significantly increase the number of armed officers on patrol in key locations". A spokesman for Ariana Grande's record label said that the singer was "okay". Sean Braisted, an official with the mayor's office in Nashville, Tennessee, said the city is still moving ahead with plans for outdoor events and watch parties near Bridgestone Arena during the S... [Full Article...]

President Trump arrives in Jerusalem

President Trump arrives in Jerusalem He delivered remarks alongside Rivlin, repeating what he wrote in the Israeli president's guestbook, saying, "I am honored to be in the great state of Israel, the homeland of the Jewish people". He also visited the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Christians believe Jesus Christ was crucified and later resurrected. Other Internet users hijacked the photo, adding speech bubbles joking abou... [Full Article...]

Trump, Abbas call for new start to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

While both Netanyahu and Abbas have made positive noises about their readiness to negotiate, both also face domestic constraints on their freedom to manoeuvre and strike a deal. "They would think that's a great name". "Palestinians in Bethlehem say they feel like they're living in a ghetto with it". They are separated only by the country of Jordan, and the nearest points on their borders are j... [Full Article...]

Beijing calls for Seoul ties to get back on track

Beijing calls for Seoul ties to get back on track Chinese President Xi Jinping has said he's willing to help ties with South Korea return to a "normal track" amid a rift over Seoul's deployment of a high-tech US missile-defense system to guard against North Korean threats. China retaliated against the decision to allow the system by suspending Korean retail giant Lotte Mart's stores in its territory, banning package tours and imposing str... [Full Article...]

N.Korea test fired another ballistic missile

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's authorisation of increased military tests has heightened tensions between North and South Korea. South Korea's military fired warning shots at a suspected drone from North Korea on Tuesday amid tension over Pyongyang's latest missile test which drew global condemnation and a warning from China. [Full Article...]

Take That postpone Manchester Arena shows after bombing

May said the independent body which sets the threat level had recommended it be raised from "severe" after a man named by police as Salman Abedi set off an improvised bomb on Monday night as crowds streamed out of a concert . While claiming responsibility on its Telegram account, the group appeared to contradict the police description of a suicide bomber. Witnesses said they saw bolts and oth... [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump 'asked' intelligence officials to deny existence of Russian Probe

Pres. Trump 'asked' intelligence officials to deny existence of Russian Probe The FBI and congressional committees are investigating such contacts. NBC News confirmed the existence of the memo, citing an N.S.A. official who also said that Coats and Rogers discussed their respective interactions with Trump . Public testimony since the election indicates that FBI investigators, following the evidence and working under the supervision and scrutiny of USA prosecutors and... [Full Article...]

Trump administration sending Congress $4.1-trillion budget

All domestic spending except for the military and homeland security would be cut by $57 billion, which is around 10 per cent, over the next decade. Trump is seeking a $52 billion hike, which is nearly 10 percent higher than current budget caps but only three percent more than what former President Barack Obama had sought in his long-term budget plan. [Full Article...]

ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester concert attack

At least 22 people were killed and 59 others injured in a suspected terror attack that took place at Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday night. In what has been condemned as an 'evil ' atrocity, many of those hurt and killed are said to be children and teenagers. Family had made appeals for help to find Saffie-Rose Roussos in the blast aftermath, as her mother Lisa Ro... [Full Article...]

Trump travels to West Bank for talks with Palestinian leader

Trump's comments came after he made the short trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem to meet Abbas, who sought to convince the unpredictable USA president to remain committed to an independent Palestinian state. But hours later, Nikki Haley, Trump's United Nations ambassador, asserted that the wall is part of Israel. The White House has maintained that no classified information was shared at the mee... [Full Article...]

Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia', arming dangerous terrorists

Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia', arming dangerous terrorists Highlighting the turnout of more than 42 million voters in the Friday's election in Iran, President Rouhani advised the Saudi rulers to give their people the chance of voting and let them decide whether a hereditary monarchy should go on or not . [Full Article...]

Philippines needs modern arms to fight ISIS, Duterte tells Putin

To my countrymen, do not be too scared, ' said Duterte, who is a native of Mindano. "We are committed to resolving the dispute with parties directly concerned, including the Philippines , through dialogue and negotiation", Hua said. The Philippines leader stressed that China will play a key role in resolving tensions around Pyongyang's nuclear program, stating that " China is the ace ". [Full Article...]

Trump to meet Palestinian leader Abbas in West Bank

In a meeting at the White H. Security was tight for Trump's journey to Bethlehem, a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem but located across Israel's separation wall . Meeting Netanyahu in Washington in February, he said he would support a single state if it led to peace, delighting Israeli right-wingers who want to see most of the West Bank annexed. [Full Article...]

UK terror threat raised to highest level

British Prime Minister Theresa May said the attack "stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice". US security officials, citing British intelligence officials, said Abedi was born in Manchester to Libyan parents.After speeches by officials, people attending the vigil gathered in small groups to talk among themselves. [Full Article...]

Canada expresses regret after India takes up entry denial to ex-policeman

Canada expresses regret after India takes up entry denial to ex-policeman Hours after a retired senior CRPF officer went public with his humiliation by Canadian border control officers, the Canadian High Commission on Tuesday regretted the inconvenience caused to 67-year-old TS Dhillon and asserted that the language used by its officials about CRPF did not reflect the Canadian government's policy towards India or its organisations. [Full Article...]

Amnesty slams Turkey over 'arbitrary' crackdown on employees

Amnesty slams Turkey over 'arbitrary' crackdown on employees The guards accompanied Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his visit to Washington. The Turkish government said the purge is necessary to weed out followers of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen , who is blamed for orchestrating the coup, and to combat terror. [Full Article...]

Manchester attack: Bombing suspect named as Salman Abedi, police confirm

Britain's terrorist threat level stands at "severe", the second-highest rung on a five-point scale, meaning an attack is highly likely. The bombing took place at the end of the concert, when the audience was streaming toward the city's main train station. [Full Article...]

What is known about suspected Manchester attacker Abedi

What is known about suspected Manchester attacker Abedi There was panic after the explosion, which struck around 10:30 p.m. (2130 GMT) Monday night as Grande was ending the concert, part of her Dangerous Woman Tour. Police, however, have spoken only of "an improvised device" used in the attack . NPR's Bill Chappell has more on the Manchester attack - everything that we know, as of Tuesday evening - right here . [Full Article...]


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