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Budget office to release report on GOP health bill

But writing legislation that can pass with only Republican votes has proven agonizing. But insurance policies are cheaper because, on average, they would provide less benefits, the report said. But the CBO report said the amendment would make it hard or impossible for people in poor health to purchase comprehensive coverage in some states. [Full Article...]

Father of alleged Manchester bomber arrested

Father of alleged Manchester bomber arrested Special Deterrent force spokesperson Ahmed bin Salem told the Associated Press that Ramadan Abedi, the father of Salman Abedi , was detained in Tripoli on Wednesday. Ariana Grande is attempting to cope with the concert bombing on Monday night that left 22 people dead after her show in Manchester , England. In the last two years, mass killings claimed or inspired by the Islamic State h... [Full Article...]

UK annoyed about info on Manchester attack leaked to US media

Shows Thursday and Friday in London were canceled, along with concerts through June 5 in Belgium, Poland, Germany and Switzerland. "We ask at this time that we all continue to support the city of Manchester and all those families affected by this cowardice and senseless act of violence". [Full Article...]

President calls visit with pope the 'honor of a lifetime'

Trump entered a small elevator taking him to the third floor of the Apostolic Palace and, after a long ceremonial walk past frescoed corridors, shook the pope's hand at the entrance to the private study, which the frugal pontiff uses only for official occasions. [Full Article...]

Linked militants besiege Philippine city

Linked militants besiege Philippine city Filipino troops have surrounded the city of Marawi , setting up security checkpoints, but the Islamic militants are reportedly threatening to kill hostages if Filipino security forces are not withdrawn. In an apparent dig at his predecessor Barack Obama - who had cancelled a bilateral meeting with Duterte after the Philippine president insulted him - Trump then said: "I understand that and fu... [Full Article...]

Manchester bomb: Terror not like NI kind, says Belfast Islamic Centre

Manchester bomb: Terror not like NI kind, says Belfast Islamic Centre The suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near an exit to the 21,000-person capacity Manchester Arena where U.S. pop star Ariana Grande was performing to a sold-out audience. To ensure the residents and local businesses protection there will be additional officers - both armed and unarmed - patrolling the streets. Police had followed up on the complaint at the time and visited the h... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande Officially Suspends Dangerous Woman Tour Dates

Ariana Grande Officially Suspends Dangerous Woman Tour Dates Salman Abedi was born in Britain in died in Monday's attack at Manchester Arena. "I have been very clear with our friends that that should not happen again", she said . The sophistication of the bombing has led British security forces to conclude that the perpetrator of the assault in Manchester received support from a network of extremists. [Full Article...]

Trump's Saudi summit was 'show with no value', says Iran's Rouhani

He said the only sensible move by Washington was the nuclear deal it signed with Iran in 2015, when the USA "talked with respect" and reached a "win-win result". Both the First Lady and the First Daughter-turned-Assistant to the President opted against wearing headscarves during their visit to Saudi Arabia . [Full Article...]

2 in United States court over Washington protest fight

Earlier this week the State Department released a statement saying it was "concerned by the violent incidents" and confirmed Turkish security guards were involved. The Turkish Embassy, in a statement Wednesday, described the protest as "unpermitted" and "provocative". "The Turkish-Americans responded in self-defense", the statement from the Turkish embassy said. [Full Article...]

Meeting The Pope An 'Honor Of A Lifetime'

But there appeared to be a message in the gifts the pope gave to his guest. "We can use peace", Trump quipped. The White House has been jubilant over the trip's results so far, and content to let the images of Trump meeting with world leaders tell the story instead of the president's own unpredictable words. [Full Article...]

Comey 'ready' to talk to special counsel in Russian Federation probe

Comey 'ready' to talk to special counsel in Russian Federation probe Coats also later told the committee that if the president reached out to a director of national security, that any "political shaping" of shared intelligence "would not be appropriate". Hearings in the Senate and House of Representatives on Tuesday showed there is no evidence of collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation and that President Donald Trump never jeo... [Full Article...]

Subpoenas pile up for Michael Flynn's documents

Warner said serving subpoenas on the two businesses was an attempt to get around Flynn's assertion of the Fifth Amendment. "That's very serious stuff, really serious", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). The committee is also looking for ways to obtain documentation of Trump's conversations with top intelligence and law enforcement officials involved in a separate federal Russian... [Full Article...]

Pope to Melania: What are you feeding Trump?

The pope laughed back, seemingly happy his joke was so well received by the president's wife. He had an exchange with Ivanka Trump and Kushner who smiled and laughed. "I won't forget what you said". "A person who only thinks about building walls - wherever they may be - and not building bridges, is not Christian ", Francis told reporters in February 2016, in a comment that appeared aime... [Full Article...]

Philippines President Duterte asks Russia for loan to buy weapons, snubbing US

Philippines President Duterte asks Russia for loan to buy weapons, snubbing US The mayor said that through the hold and secure situation, they aim to prevent violence to escalate outside Davao City. The order was issued shortly after Duterte's spokesman, Ernesto Abella made an announcement on behalf of the president declaring martial law in the region yesterday, after fierce clashes between the army and the Islamic State militant group. [Full Article...]

Manchester police presence increased as Britain faces raised threat

Salman Abedi , who was born and raised in Manchester to Libyan parents, is believed to have been in Libya prior to the attack. Suicide bomber Abedi was born in Britain to a Libyan family, grew up in Manchester's southern suburbs and once attended Salford University there. [Full Article...]

US, Russia calls increase to avoid air mishaps in Syria

US, Russia calls increase to avoid air mishaps in Syria Some 3,000 to 4,000 Islamic State fighters are thought to be holed up in Raqqa facing an anticipated assault and drawing US -led coalition air strikes against them. In addition to frequent phone calls between mid-level officers, there have now been a few conversations between two- or three-star generals and senior Russian officers. [Full Article...]

Manchester terrorist's brother 'aware of attacker's plans' - bomber's father also arrested

Officials say 20 of them are being treated for critical injuries. ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing although this claim has yet to be confirmed. Salman Abedi, 22, was born in Britain to Libyan parents. Her French counterpart Gerard Collomb said he had links with Islamic State and had probably visited Syria as well. [Full Article...]

Brennan: Trump And Russia Raise 'Unresolved Questions'

Brennan: Trump And Russia Raise 'Unresolved Questions' Still, Trump's pro-Russia policies and favorable talk toward Vladimir Putin during the campaign and into his presidency does show that, if the Russians were trying to influence then-candidate Trump and his associates, they were successful in doing so. [Full Article...]

Pa.'s federal lawmakers assess Trump budget

Lawmakers from both parties have said major changes will be needed as the measure moves through Congress. And Mulvaney isn't just making a moral argument; he's advocating for a total overhaul of the way the government spends money. So Trump promises that are kept constitute news, but Trump promises that are broken get ignored? Top officials in President Donald Trump's Cabinet are heading to ... [Full Article...]

Syrian army confirms United States strike on military convoy in southern Syria

Earlier in the day, a USA defense official told Sputnik that the US-led coalition struck the Syrian army near the town of al-Tanf in the area of an established "deconfliction zone" with Russian Federation. They were potentially probing to see how close they could get to At Tanf, an anonymous U.S. official said. He said: "This is completely unacceptable, this is a breach of Syrian sovereignty". [Full Article...]


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