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Philippine president declares martial law in Mindanao - spokesman

Lieutenant Colonel Jo-ar Herrera, an army spokesman, said the military was acting on information that Isnilon Hapilon, a leader of the Abu Sayyaf rebel group, was among the militants hiding in the apartment in Marawi City. "The whole of Marawi city is blacked out, there is no light, and there are Maute snipers all around", Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said late Tuesday in Moscow, where he ... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump appears to reject Donald's hand-hold, again

While the president did extol Jerusalem's beauty and spirituality during his concluding speech Tuesday at the Israel Museum, he made no mention of the embassy. With a lot of help from his team, Trump's speeches and appearances in Israel were quite subtle. In that video, the couple strolls along as hundreds watch when the first lady, donning a crisp white skirt and jacket, seems to flick away the... [Full Article...]

President Trump wraps Mideast trip after Bethlehem, Jerusalem meetings

Trump and his wife Melania were welcomed by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife after they disembarked from Air Force One. Palestinians held protests in the Gaza Strip as well, and one was reportedly shot and injured by Israeli fire across the boundary fence. [Full Article...]

Trump praises Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, does not mention two-state solution

Trump (L) shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) after they held a joint press conference at Abbas' residence in Bethlehem, the West Bank, 23 May 2017. Breaking with American presidential administrations' longstanding exclusive support for two states, Trump said at the time, "I'm looking at two state and one state, and I like the one that both parties like.I can live with either... [Full Article...]

Korea's Ballistic Missiles Test

Korea's Ballistic Missiles Test North Korean propaganda must be considered with wariness - Pyongyang has threatened for decades to reduce Seoul to a "sea of fire", for instance - but Monday's claim, if confirmed, would mark another big advance toward the North's goal of fielding a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the US mainland. [Full Article...]

Hostages taken at church in southern Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Wednesday that martial law would be "harsh" and like a dictatorship, after imposing military rule in the south of the country to combat Islamist militants. "We never talk about subs!" three officials told BuzzFeed News, referring to the military's belief that keeping submarines' movement stealth is key to their mission. [Full Article...]

Final vote count due today in BC election; still no majority government

Final vote count due today in BC election; still no majority government Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President, Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, urged the crowd of roughly 250 people to stand tall and speak out to defend the well-being of future generations. The popular vote gap between the Liberals and the NDP is also closing. The Greens would of course lose influence if final results show a Liberal majority. [Full Article...]

Senate leaders await analysis of GOP health bill

The finding is a blow to arguments from House GOP leaders who managed to get their bill over the finish line by arguing that a last-minute addition of $8 billion would bolster protections for those with pre-existing conditions. The tax is applied to wages over $200,000 for an individual and over $250,000 for a married couple. One challenge the CBO faced in creating these estimates was figuring... [Full Article...]

Senate Intelligence Committee Presses For Flynn Documents

It's fair to assume Schumer is primarily interested in creating a TV spectacle which might benefit Democrats in 2018, but it sounds as if Republican Chairman Richard Burr isn't ruling out the possibility of holding Flynn in contempt if he doesn't respond to the latest subpoenas. [Full Article...]

Palestinian 'Day of Rage' Protests Trump, Imprisonment and Imperial 'Peace' Calls

Palestinian 'Day of Rage' Protests Trump, Imprisonment and Imperial 'Peace' Calls An end to the violence in the region would be "an wonderful accomplishment" that would "begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East", he stressed. Earlier on Tuesday, the U.S. president said the "ties of the Jewish people to this Holy Land are ancient and eternal", in a speech given at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem . [Full Article...]

Iran President Hassan Rouhani Blasts Trump's Saudi Summit

Iran President Hassan Rouhani Blasts Trump's Saudi Summit Following President Hassan Rouhani's reelection this weekend, most people believe that Iran's economy will be in a better position and the country open for worldwide business, reads a commentary published by UK-based media outlet The Global Legal Post. [Full Article...]

Manchester Attack Suspect Salman Abedi's Father and 2 Brothers Arrested

Manchester Attack Suspect Salman Abedi's Father and 2 Brothers Arrested British authorities identified Salman Abedi , 22, as the suicide bomber in the attack at the Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people and injured dozens more. "There was a policeman, armed policeman, shouting at my neighbor ... and I realized there is something wrong here", he said. "The intelligence services know a lot of people, and I'm sure we will find out more what level they knew about... [Full Article...]

Blue Jays suspend Kevin Pillar two games

Atkins said the length of the suspension was "collaborative" between the team, Major League Baseball and the players' association. Having to grade an apology for an anti-gay outburst is absurd, but as apologies go, Pillar's stands out for its lack of equivocation. [Full Article...]

Defiant Iran to continue with missile programme

Defiant Iran to continue with missile programme Speaking at the first press conference after his reelection, President Rouhani reminded the Riyadh regime that the 110-billion-dollar arms deal it has signed with the USA is not going to secure the kingdom's power. Iran and the U.S. back opposing sides in the civil wars in Syria and Yemen, but they are both fighting the jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq . [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande's World Tour Reportedly Not Yet Cancelled Following Manchester Bombing

The London arena The O2 said on its website Tuesday morning that Grande "is due to perform at The O2 on Thursday and Friday and we will advise as soon as we can as to the status of those shows". So, she's with her family, and, you know, I think there's a lot of questions, and some anger because these are kids. Her super fans - known as "Arianators" - were targeted by terrorists, and regardless o... [Full Article...]

Trump pushes for Mideast peace

A succession of USA presidents have attempted to negotiate peace between Israel and the Palestinians, whose modern-day conflict dates to the 1948 establishment of the Jewish state, and all have failed. I will call them, from now on, losers because that's what they are: "losers", he said. Member of the Islamic Jihad's politburo Muhammad al-Hindi said that "Palestinian resistance factions are hold... [Full Article...]

Manchester bomber 'likely' had accomplices, United Kingdom minister says

An initial deployment of 984 had been ordered, initially in London , then elsewhere. She also complained about US officials leaking sensitive information about Abedi to the press. She claimed the 22-year-old, born to parents of Libyan origin, "was known up to a point" in the UK. "There's hard times again in these streets of our city, but we won't take defeat and we don't want your pity, becau... [Full Article...]

The 7 most awkward moments from Trump's Israel trip

Trump's visit to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory was also met with a widely observed general strike and protests in the occupied West Bank, with a combined message of support for a mass hunger strike under way in Israeli prisons, and also to voice opposition to the resumption of peace talks between the Palestinian Authority and Israel under USA sponsorship. [Full Article...]

Trump Can Break the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse

During his visit, Trump is expected to make a push to relaunch long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians . Donald Trump took a moment out of his tour of the Middle East to address the catastrophic terrorist attack in Manchester, England last night. [Full Article...]

Trump makes personal appeal to both sides for Mideast peace

Trump makes personal appeal to both sides for Mideast peace But Trump's offhand remark was another stark reminder that his troubles at home, including the investigation of his campaign's ties to Russian Federation and his firing of FBI Director James Comey, have followed him across the ocean. Trump gave Netanyahu the same warning he gave Saudi King Salman, that Iran can not be allowed nuclear capabilities and its aggression must not go unchecked. [Full Article...]


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