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Airstrike chain reaction led to over 100 civilian deaths in Mosul

U.S. Central Command on Thursday said more than 100 Iraqi civilians in Mosul died in March after a U.S. -led coalition airstrike targeting two Islamic State snipers detonated other explosives. After the strike, Iraqi rescue workers told NPR they found dozens of bodies in the rubble. "Three times we tried to leave and ISIS sent us back", Ala'a Hassan told Jane. [Full Article...]

US Investigation Concludes ISIS Explosives Responsible For Civilian Deaths In Airstrike

However, the 500-pound bomb triggered explosives inside the concrete building, collapsing it onto civilians. An analysis of the building debris reportedly found "explosive residues that are common" in ISIS-made bombs but not found in the GBU-38. [Full Article...]

'Controversial' Climate Change Talks Don't Lead to G7 Consensus

'Controversial' Climate Change Talks Don't Lead to G7 Consensus The summit kicked off with a ceremony at an ancient Greek theatre overlooking the sea, where warships patrolled the sparkling blue waters. That offered abundant photo opportunities as the delegation strolled the picturesque town's crowded winding streets and stood to watch a nine-jet flyover that left in its wake a contrail of Italian colors. [Full Article...]

Voters expect income tax rise regardless of victor, new polling shows

In her biggest misstep of the campaign to date, May set out plans last week to transfer a greater share of the cost of care for the elderly from taxpayers to recipients who can afford to fund it themselves. The Independent described it as a "stunning reversal", focusing in particular on the Tories" "nightmare week after a poor reception to their planned "dementia tax' care policy". [Full Article...]

UK army, police responding to call at a college in Manchester

UK army, police responding to call at a college in Manchester So far, six men and a woman has been arrested in conjunction with the investigation related to the attack that happened on Monday, moments after US singer Ariana Grande finished her performance. One British official told The Associated Press that police in Manchester have stopped sharing information about their bombing investigation with the US until they get a guarantee that there wil... [Full Article...]

Threat coming from North Korea entering new stage: Japan PM Shinzo Abe

South Korean retailer Lotte , which provided the land for the THAAD deployment, has also been boycotted by Chinese customers and seen construction halted on an amusement park it was building in northeastern China. The United States , which has 28,500 troops in South Korea to guard against the North Korean threat, has called on China to do more to rein in its neighbor. [Full Article...]

Coptic Christians gunned down by unknown assailants in Egypt

Coptic Christians gunned down by unknown assailants in Egypt Twenty-six Christians were killed and 25 others injured in the attack , it said. The Islamic State took responsibility for the attacks, which combined left more than 75 dead and hundreds more wounded. On Wednesday, Egypt blocked access to almost two dozen websites it said were sympathetic to militants or spreading their ideology. Samuel Tadros - a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute's Center ... [Full Article...]

Chaffetz to Resign, Creating Key Committee Vacancy and Replacement Fight

Chaffetz to Resign, Creating Key Committee Vacancy and Replacement Fight On Tuesday, shortly after the existence of memos by Mr. Comey was reported , Mr. Chaffetz sent a letter to Andrew McCabe, the acting director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, asking for all documents relating to communication between Mr. [Full Article...]

Man City sign Bernardo Silva from French champ Monaco

Silva was integral to the Monaco side that reached the semi-finals, suffering eventual defeat to Juventus, who play Real Madrid in the final on Saturday, 3 June. "I look forward to working with him to see what he can teach me, to play with him and to have this opportunity it's fantastic". He scored 11 goals in all competitions this season, the best total of his career so far. [Full Article...]

Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

But there is no guarantee that Rouhani will successfully attract foreign businesses and put the country on a solid recovery track by 2021, when his second term expires. The Middle East is a complicated chessboard of players. If so, it is bound to widen divisions and escalate tensions without doing anything for peace. [Full Article...]

Mueller cleared by United States ethics experts to head Russian Federation probe

Mueller cleared by United States ethics experts to head Russian Federation probe She would be the FBI's first female director, if chosen by Trump and subsequently confirmed by the Senate . Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said Wednesday he might call on Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller to meet with him and the ranking Democrat on his committee, California's Dianne Feinstein, if the Federal Bureau of Investigation declines to provide documents ... [Full Article...]

Five odd moments from Trump's Israel trip

Five odd moments from Trump's Israel trip Mr Trump's speech came after he met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank earlier in the day. Breaking with American presidential administrations' longstanding 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". [Full Article...]

Philippines says foreigners among IS-linked gunmen in south

Philippines says foreigners among IS-linked gunmen in south At least 11 soldiers and 31 militants have been killed, a military spokesman said. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao during his official visit to Moscow, Russia in response to a new armed offensive by the Maute group, one of the jihadist bands operating in the region. [Full Article...]

Leaks from bombing probe antagonize British officials

Mr Trump had said: "These leaks have been going on for a long time and my administration will get to the bottom of this". Trump in turn vowed to investigate, according to a White House statement to reporters, saying "leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security". [Full Article...]

Trump's Saudi speech puts commerce secretary to sleep

Trump named Iran as the greatest threat and foremost sponsor of terrorism in the region, and criticized the agreement that has put Iran's nuclear weapons program on hold. Trump was welcomed warmly in Riyadh , where he and first lady Melania Trump were given an extravagant reception. On Sunday he met Arab leaders including Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin H... [Full Article...]

Mueller Approved By Justice Dept. Ethics Team, Despite Former Law Firm's Ties

The White House over the weekend changed its story - again, for the fourth time - as to why President Donald Trump terminated FBI Director James Comey , according to an NBC News analysis. Rep. Adam Schiff of California commented on a report in The Washington Post that Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. [Full Article...]

Manchester Bomber Was Part of Network, British Police Say

Manchester Bomber Was Part of Network, British Police Say He revealed that one of his other sons - he has four and two daughters, according to his official identification documents - had been arrested and is being questioned by police. British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said the attacker was known "up to a point" to British intelligence services. In a separate interview with BBC Radio 4, Rudd said it appears likely that Abedi was not acting... [Full Article...]

House Intelligence Committee to Issue Subpoenas to Flynn

Schiff said the House Intelligence Committee's investigation was back on track after the committee's chairman, Republican Devin Nunes of California, stepped aside as a result of an ethics investigation. Brennan's testimony to the House intelligence committee was the clearest public description yet of the significance these contacts play in counterintelligence investigations that continue to hang o... [Full Article...]

Having previously clashed, Trump and Pope Francis meet

A new report says USA intelligence services obtained information during the 2016 presidential election that showed senior Russian officials discussing how to influence Donald Trump through his campaign advisers. Because Russia uses intermediaries and other measures to disguise its hand, " many times, [U.S. individuals] do not know that the individual they are interacting with is a Russian", Bre... [Full Article...]

Iranian media ties Manchester bombing to Trump's Saudi visit

Iranian media ties Manchester bombing to Trump's Saudi visit At the same time, he rejected the path taken by predecessor Barack Obama, who engaged with Iran to reach a breakthrough nuclear accord, which Mr Trump's administration has acknowledged Iran is following. Trump also criticized Iran earlier in the trip for spreading "destruction and chaos" throughout the region. His comments followed fierce criticism from the USA president during visits to Saud... [Full Article...]


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