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President Trump calls for DOJ investigation into alleged Manchester leak

President Trump calls for DOJ investigation into alleged Manchester leak Sources said the family are from Cheshire. Amber Rudd told Sky News that USA officials provided information to the news media that Britain preferred to keep confidential for reasons of operational security. 22 people were killed in Monday night's attack and 64 people were injured. Queen Elizabeth visited the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, where some of the casualties have been treated, ... [Full Article...]

Manchester Police To Stop Sharing Info With US After Leaks About Bombing

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would discuss the leaks with President Donald Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. A police statement didn't provide any details about why the man was arrested, but noted that the department's investigation of Monday's bombing after an Ariana Grande concert was "fast-moving". [Full Article...]

Trump, other G-7 leaders set to disagree over trade, climate

The summit comes a day after North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders met in Brussels , where Trump rebuked them for not spending enough on defense spending. In March, the USA got the G20 to drop its traditional pro-free trade stance, but Trump has postponed a decision on whether to abandon his country's commitments to curbing carbon emissions until after Taormina. [Full Article...]

Leaders of G7 nations begin summit in Italy

They said they would work also with youth and religious leaders, prisons and educational institutions toward that end. The previous day, Trump blasted North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies for spending too little on defence and described Germany's trade surplus as " very bad " in a meeting with European Union officials in Brussels . [Full Article...]

Trump's Saudi summit was 'show with no value' - Iran president

President Rouhani won 23.5 million of Iran's total 41 million votes, his next nearest rival winning only 15.8 million votes. "Then he visited a country that I doubt knows the definition of elections. "If you know of a case where America acted correctly, you tell me". In the past, "Iran and the U.S. have experienced bends and turns in their relations, and the USA has always failed in its poli... [Full Article...]

Former intelligence officer who gave U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks leaves prison

Manning served seven years of a 35 year sentence for leaking national security secrets. But Manning's sentence was commuted by outgoing President Obama, and as of today , she will return to private life. "And for her to be coming out and to be going back on active duty, I think that's really outrageous". In one of his last acts in office, President Obama commuted most of her remaining sen... [Full Article...]

Philippine president urges Islamic State-linked rebels to hold dialogue

Government troops conduct check point along a highway leading to Marawi three days after Muslim militants lay siege in Marawi city, the southern Philippines, Thursday, May 25, 2017. As the situation deteriorated, militants began seizing buildings as civilians fled the violence. The southern Philippines has been troubled by decades-long Muslim separatist uprisings in the predominantly Catholic na... [Full Article...]

Rebuffing Trump, Iran president says missile tests to continue 'if necessary'

He was less flattering in his assessment of the Trump administration so far. Using more measured tones, Rouhani said Tehran was waiting before passing any judgment on the new government in Washington . Shiite Iran regularly points to the Saudis' fundamentalist Wahhabi creed and their efforts to spread it around the Muslim world as the root cause of violent Sunni jihadism. [Full Article...]

U.S. extends sanctions relief under Iran nuclear deal

In a statement , Stuart Jones , an acting assistant secretary at State, said the administration would continue to waive sanctions as required under the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action . The administration of President Trump chose to continue waiving nuclear-related sanctions on Wednesday despite its criticism of the agreement. It also designated China-based companies tha... [Full Article...]

Armed Police Patrol British Trains for First Time Due to Manchester Attack

The statement reads: "From this afternoon (May 25), specially trained firearms officers will be patrolling on board train services for the first time". Crowther said the move was not due to any specific intelligence related to trains but was part of the national plan to deal with the continuing threat. [Full Article...]

Iran says U.S. weapons sale to Saudi to jeopardize regional security

But what would worry India and a number of other countries which have strengthened ties with Iran is the United States president's all out attack on the country. Despite the president's claim , White House aides have tried to play down expectations for significant progress on the peace process during Trump's stop. [Full Article...]

Democrats want Kushner's security clearance suspended while Federal Bureau of Investigation probes Trump-Russia ties

Last week the Washington Post reported a senior White House official was a significant focus in the investigation but wasn't named until Thursday evening. CBS News reported earlier this week that President Trump asked top intelligence officials to defend him against claims that his campaign collaborated with the Russian government. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump denounces Manchester attack perpetrator as 'evil loser'

On a visit to the Yad Vashem memorial, the president and first lady Melania Trump laid a wreath on a stone slab under which ashes from some of those killed in concentration camps are buried. Still, White House officials had downplayed the prospects for a breakthrough on this trip, saying it was important to manage their ambitions as they wade into terrain that has tripped up more experienced d... [Full Article...]

UAE urges Rouhani to reset Iran's foreign policy

UAE urges Rouhani to reset Iran's foreign policy Spokesman for Iran, Bahran Qassemi, charged that, far from encouraging an atmosphere of unity in the region, Trump's rhetoric is, in fact, "reinvigorating terrorists in the region by its hostile policies". "The issue of terrorism can not be solved through giving money to superpowers", Rouhani said, adding that his nation would "uproot terrorism" and bring stability to the region. [Full Article...]

Iran's Rouhani slams Trump's Saudi summit

You get reliable intelligence and forecasts on more than a dozen factors that affect the economy and are critical to your business and financial success. Mr Rouhani also said Iran would continue its ballistic missile programme, which has been heavily criticised by the Trump administration. The Trump administration agreed last week to roll over sanctions waivers on Iran's oil industry and crude s... [Full Article...]

Trump's Saudi visit draws to a close

Trump's Saudi visit draws to a close Indeed, Trump and Salman were in lockstep on the threat Iran poses to the region when they addressed their fellow leaders: Trump accused Iran of "destruction and chaos" and the king said its rival "has been the spearhead of global terrorism". [Full Article...]

Trump, May reaffirm commitment to post-Brexit trade deal

Officials acknowledge the summit is effectively about damage limitation against a backdrop of fears among U.S. partners that the Trump presidency could undermine the worldwide order in place since World War II. "Changing the infrastructure of global trade to tilt it back toward the US would save and create millions, easily", a White House official said, explaining the president's tweet. [Full Article...]

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to lend support to coalition against ISIL, says Sec.-Gen. Stoltenberg

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to lend support to coalition against ISIL, says Sec.-Gen. Stoltenberg Markovic turns to Trump, naturally, and smiles hesitantly but the United States president does not look at him. "It was really easy", Daalder said. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that joining the USA -led anti-Islamic State coalition "will send a strong political message of NATO's commitment to the fight against terrorism and also improve our coordination within the coalition... [Full Article...]

Re-elected Rouhani vows Iran's more interaction with world and 'no' to extremism

And on Thursday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 18-3 to authorize Trump to slap further sanctions on Iran, although the committee also voted to maintain the Iran nuclear agreement negotiated by the administration of President Barack Obama. [Full Article...]

Clinton talks 'impeachment' in speech at alma mater

In many ways, Friday's speech was reminiscent of Clinton's graduation speech - Wellesley's first-ever student address - which historians say helped brand 22-year-old Hillary Rodham as a political force. The RNC chairwoman suggested Clinton could reflect instead on how she lost last year's presidential race and how she might benefit from the Democratic Party. [Full Article...]


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