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Ariana Grande Concerts Canceled at Least Through June 5

Abedi, who was reportedly born in the U.K.to Libyan parents, is believed to have traveled to Libya recently, according to multiple media outlets that cite US officials with knowledge of the investigation. The first time the threat level was raised to critical was in 2006 during a major operation to stop a plot to blow up transatlantic airliners with liquid bombs. [Full Article...]

Trump assures Israel Iran won't have nuclear weapons

On Monday, Trump noted that his administration's two leaders on the issue - Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and Israeli Ambassador David Friedman - both left behind plum private sector jobs due to their belief in the possibility of peace. [Full Article...]

Priest among 14 hostages taken in siege of Philippines city

The objective of Tuesday's raid was to capture Isnilon Hapilon, a leader of the Abu Sayyaf group which is notorious for piracy and for kidnapping and beheading Westerners. "It's definitely going to cause a little flare-up or probably a large flare-up between the militants on the ground and the government forces". Three government troops died in the fighting, said Abella, and 12 were injured. [Full Article...]

Iran President Hopes Saudis Would See Ballot Boxes One Day

Iran President Hopes Saudis Would See Ballot Boxes One Day As President Donald Trump tells it, Iran would be a collapsed state by now if only the Obama administration had refused the 2015 deal that eased economic sanctions in return for a freeze on Iranian nuclear development. He said America is prepared to stand with them but the region can not wait for American power to crush the enemy. "It is not possible to fight terrorism with precisely these kin... [Full Article...]

Toronto actress Karen David on meeting Manchester victim at fan convention

Toronto actress Karen David on meeting Manchester victim at fan convention On her Facebook profile, Nell had used her profile picture to commemorate events such as the September 11, 2011, terrorist attacks and to show her support for victims of the Orlando shooting last June. The girls, both aged 15, are believed to have survived. The head teacher, Chris Upton, said her death was "a tremendous shock to all of us". A Polish couple who had come to collect their daughte... [Full Article...]

Trump budget calls for deep cuts to social safety net

In a May 24 column for Vox, economist and former Obama adviser Jason Furman explained in even more detail why 3 percent economic growth was "extremely unlikely", with a specific focus on the slowing growth of the labor force. But the effort has stalled as the White House grapples with the political fallout from allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election. "You have to have compass... [Full Article...]

Manchester attacker 'likely' traveled to Syria: French minister

ISIS claimed Tuesday one of its "soldiers" carried out the attack, but intelligence officials haven't be able to connect Abedi with the group. Muye Li, a 23-year-old student who lives on the third floor, said he heard an explosion as police stormed an apartment on his floor. [Full Article...]

Trump touts ultimate peace, but same obstacles remain

Trump was set to leave later Tuesday afternoon on his way to the Vatican . "It is a great honor to be here with all of my friends", it read. After talks with Abbas, Trump will travel to Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem and give a speech at the Israel Museum. [Full Article...]

North Korea accused of breaching South Korean border

North Korea accused of breaching South Korean border The U.N. Security Council is expected to announce new sanctions against North Korea after a meeting on Tuesday night. The pace of North Korean missile tests has increased in recent months and experts fear it indicates progress towards Pyongyang's ultimate goal of putting a nuclear warhead on a missile that could strike the continental US. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis Gives Trump Copy of His Encyclical on Climate Change

He recently was at Vatican City meeting with Pope Francis in a highly anticipated event. Georg Gänswein, a German archbishop, greeted Trump . In "cordial discussions" between Pope Francis and President Donald Trump this morning, "satisfaction" was expressed for "good existing bilateral relations" as well as "the joint commitment in favour of life, and freedom of worship and conscience... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande "offers to pay for victims' funerals" after Manchester Arena attack

He did not give any details on the reasons why the father was arrested. "I didn't expect that to happen, never", Abedi said, adding that he thought there were "hidden hands" behind the attack. The Manchester bombing has raised concern across Europe. Attacks in cities including Paris, Nice, Brussels, St Petersburg, Berlin and London have shocked Europeans already anxious over security challen... [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump says he didn't mention Israel in meeting with Russians

Tillerson was asked aboard Air Force One if the president still believes Islam "hates us," as he declared repeatedly during the campaign. Instead, people were much more concerned with Melania and Ivanka Trump's controversial fashion statement. [Full Article...]

China urges North Korea not to violate United Nations resolutions

The launch came just one week after the North fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile, which according to Pyongyang flew nearly 800 kilometres and was capable of carrying a "heavy" nuclear warhead. KCNA said on Saturday that the country has achieved the capability of hitting Hawaii and Alaska after the test of the Hwasong-12 rocket a week ago. [Full Article...]

Duterte considering nationwide martial law

Delfin was accompanying Duterte on an official trip. The edict is in line with constitutional restraints placed on the use of military rule in the country, MSN reports . Fourteen people were killed and many more wounded. Abu Sayyaf is classified as a terrorist organization by the United States federal government. Hapilon, who pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2014, is on Washington's radar as... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom threat level raised to critical after warning of "imminent" attack

The area in south Manchester , home to a number of tidy-looking buildings, is less than a kilometre from the supermarket where police reportedly arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the attack. Kardashian was quickly accused of narcissism and making the tragedy about herself instead of those who were caught up in the devastating attack. Investigators have not confirmed the group's involv... [Full Article...]

Militants in Philippines beheaded local police chief: Duterte

Duterte said Islamic State could not be allowed to gain a foothold in the Christian-majority Philippines and he would do whatever it took to rebuff extremists from the Maute group and the allied Abu Sayyaf, even if it meant many would die. Lorenzana said dozens of gunmen occupied city hall, a hospital and a jail and burned a Catholic church , a college and some houses in an assault that killed at... [Full Article...]

Trump says meeting with Pope was an 'honor'

The meeting lasted 50 minutes. The Pope may have gotten through to President Trump . Francis's interpreter could be heard translating a comment by the pope to the First Lady: "What do you give him to eat?". One, echoing the US bishops, praised the Trump administration's decision to extend by six months the Temporary Protected Status program for Haitian citizens in the United States. [Full Article...]

Police make sixth arrest after Manchester bomb attack

The father has not been charged and was only detained for questioning, Special Deterrent force spokesman Ahmed bin Salem said. The arrests were made in the south of the city, where a day earlier a 23-year-old man was also arrested and a number of homes were searched. [Full Article...]

Israel ties see major reset with Trump's visit to Jerusalem

My Faith Votes leader Jason Yates also hailed Trump's trip, particularly to Israel . Trump received a warm reception from both Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , a reflection of how "both sides want to be in Trump's favor right now". [Full Article...]

Philippines' Duterte asks Putin for arms support

Critics of Duterte, who has waged a controversial war on drugs that has claimed thousands of lives, have feared that he may use various security threats as an excuse to impose a form of authoritarian rule. Philippine authorities assert the situation is under control - though they have told residents in Marawi City to remain indoors and summoned reinforcements from neighboring regions to redouble t... [Full Article...]


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