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IS claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians

In Sinai, where the jihadists' Egypt franchise is based, a wave of murders of Copts has forced dozens of Christian families to flee the peninsula. Announcing the retaliatory attack, the Egyptian Army spokesperson Tamer el-Refae posted a clip, which also included footages of army aircraft taking off, on his official Facebook and Twitter pages yesterday. [Full Article...]

KISS concert in Manchester cancelled after terrorist attacks

KISS concert in Manchester cancelled after terrorist attacks The "Dangerous Woman" singer went on to confirm an upcoming benefit concert in England, although specific details are now unknown. Grande revealed she plans to return to the "incredibly courageous city" of Manchester for a benefit concert, suggesting that she'll be joined by other musicians, who have yet to be announced. [Full Article...]

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Egypt Attack

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Egypt Attack In response to the attack, which was claimed by Daesh on Saturday, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered airstrikes on militant camps in Libya; a later military statement said those who had planned and executed the attack had come from these camps. [Full Article...]

Shot fired during robbery at Costco in Northern California

Shot fired during robbery at Costco in Northern California Danville police chief Steve Simpkins said there were "obviously similarities" between the two robberies, but there was no conclusive evidence linking the crimes thus far. Costco was closed for almost 2-1/2 hours Friday afternoon while officers investigated the robbery, reopening around 2:45 p.m., according to police. [Full Article...]

Kushner Reportedly Had 'At Least Three' Undisclosed Contacts with Russian Envoy

Reuters further reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation declined comment, and the Russian embassy reiterated their policy of not commenting on "individual diplomatic contacts". Since his victory in the November presidential race, Trump has been accused of being supported by the Kremlin to sway the election in his favor. The intent was to connect Trump's chief national security adviser... [Full Article...]

Senate Intel Committee Requests All Trump Campaign Communications — WashPost

Senate Intel Committee Requests All Trump Campaign Communications — WashPost Both of the committees want Flynn to give information about Trump's links with Russian Federation and any knowledge about any interference by Russian Federation in the USA election. US intelligence agencies concluded in January that Moscow tried to tilt the November presidential election campaign in Republican Donald Trump's favor, including by hacking into and leaking the emails of senior D... [Full Article...]

WCC condemns attack in Egypt

WCC condemns attack in Egypt On Friday morning, unknown gunmen opened fire on buses carrying Coptic Christians in Minya governorate, about 220 km south of Cairo , killing 28 people and wounding 24. After Francis visited Egypt last month, IS vowed to escalate attacks against Christians and urged Muslims to steer clear of Christian gatherings and Western embassies. [Full Article...]

G-7 source: U.S. gets more time for climate pact answer

G-7 source: U.S. gets more time for climate pact answer WORLD ECONOMY: Trump is in Taormina , Sicily for a second day of meetings with Group of Seven wealthy nation leaders. Trump tweeted that he would reveal his hand only next week as to whether he will keep the United States in the Paris accord , a global pact on curbing carbon emissions that he vowed to jettison when campaigning for the White House . [Full Article...]

Trump Admin Regrets Erasing Israeli Territory From US Maps

The original plans involved a straightforward ceremony on the tarmac before Trump was to be taken by helicopter to Jerusalem for a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the presidential residence. Meanwhile, on Friday, the White House circulated a video publicizing his itinerary that showed a map of Israel that cut out the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem , and... [Full Article...]

Egypt Coptic Christian bus attack: 29 killed, Islamic State claims responsibility

Egypt Coptic Christian bus attack: 29 killed, Islamic State claims responsibility The latest attack comes as Egypt remains under a three-month state of emergency following twin attacks on Coptic churches on Palm Sunday that killed dozens of people. To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. Egypt's government has been struggling contain an insurgency by Islamic militants led by an IS affiliate that is centered in the northern re... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande Posts Heartfelt Letter to Bombing Victims, Plans Benefit Concert

Ariana Grande Posts Heartfelt Letter to Bombing Victims, Plans Benefit Concert A 16-year-old boy was released without charge. Eight men are now in custody, all aged between 18 and 38 and all arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences. Mark Rowley, the UK's most senior counter-terrorism officer, confirmed British chiefs had "received fresh assurances" from their overseas counterparts that they could be trusted with confidential material. [Full Article...]

United States not started assessment on any Trump intel disclosure to Russia - Coats

CNN first reported the omission. "We've enjoyed the private life the last four years". The chairman of a House oversight committee says the FBI will not be turning over memos and other materials that detail discussions between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

Trump aides keep mum on Kushner-Russia reports

Trump aides keep mum on Kushner-Russia reports Following a second day of meetings at the G7 summit in Sicily and remarks to United States troops stationed at a nearby air base, Mr Trump was returning to Washington and a new crush of Russia-related controversies. A source with knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN that Kushner first discussed creating the backchannel in a meeting last December with the Russian ambassador. [Full Article...]

US, Japan to extend North Korea sanctions

US, Japan to extend North Korea sanctions Trump and Abe are at the G7 summit in Sicily, the final stop on Trump's first foreign trip as president. Senior Trump administration officials fear a nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific if an increasingly belligerent North Korea is not reined in, Australia's foreign minister said Friday after talks in NY. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande says she will return to Manchester for benefit concert

Four days after a deadly terror attack claimed the lives of 22 people and injured scores of others at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester , the pop star has announced she's hosting a benefit concert to raise money for the victims and their families . [Full Article...]

IS claimed responsibility for attack on Egyptian Coptic Christians in Minya

IS claimed responsibility for attack on Egyptian Coptic Christians in Minya Masked gunmen in three pick-up trucks attacked the convoy as it headed for Saint Samuel monastery, before fleeing the scene. The gunmen, who were dressed in military garb, demanded that the passengers recite the Muslim profession of faith and then opened fire, according to the Wall Street Journal . [Full Article...]

Kushner Had Undisclosed Contacts With Russia Envoy

Kushner Had Undisclosed Contacts With Russia Envoy He did so in a meeting last December with Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak and Michael Flynn , who served as national security adviser to the president briefly before he was sacked. "Separately, there were at least 18 undisclosed calls and emails between Trump associates and Kremlin-linked people in the seven months before the November 8 presidential election, including six calls with Kisly... [Full Article...]

Arrests in Manchester, Tripoli as police hunt bomber's network

MANCHESTER-British security forces arrested three more suspects Wednesday in connection with the Manchester concert bombing and sent hundreds of soldiers to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and the British Parliament at Westminster. [Full Article...]

Palestinians held in Israeli jails end hunger strike

More than 1600 prisoners participated in the hunger strike at the beginning of the strike. More than 1,000 prisoners began the hunger strike and 834 ended their fast on Saturday. Gaza has suffered increasing hardship since the Hamas takeover, which triggered a border blockade by Israel and Egypt. Barghouti's family has denied such claims. [Full Article...]

National terror threat reduced from critical to severe after Manchester bombing

Abedi's features are partly obscured from the CCTV camera by a baseball cap and glasses. Grande, who immediately suspended her tour , said she was inspired by the "compassion, kindness, love strength, and oneness" her fans had shown one another since the deadly attack. [Full Article...]


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