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Manchester attack: Ariana Grande plans benefit gig

The news comes after the former Disney star, now famed for pop hits including Side to Side, took to Twitter on Friday (26 May) to confirm she would be returning to the "incredibly brave" city of Manchester. British Prime Minister Theresa May says the country's threat level from terrorism had been reduced from its top level of "critical", which indicates an attack is imminent. [Full Article...]

Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

Trump, who had called the alliance "obsolete" during his presidential campaign, although he reversed his position during Mr. Stoltenberg's visit to the White House earlier this year. The biggest idea of Trump's trip was to reorient US foreign policy in the Middle East against Iran. "And I am not 100 percent sure that we can say today - "we" means Mr. [Full Article...]

Iran slams United States arms deal with Saudi Arabia

Iran slams United States arms deal with Saudi Arabia The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved bipartisan legislation that would authorize the president to levy new penalties on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal in place. aviation giants Boeing and Airbus to sell airplanes to Iran. "They should be picked by the people". So if Trump is prepared to meet Kim, he said, "I can't understand why he can't go to Iran, a nation that b... [Full Article...]

CCTV images show Manchester bomber Salman Abedi on night of attack

CCTV images show Manchester bomber Salman Abedi on night of attack So far, 13 arrests have been made in connection with the ongoing investigation related to the attack that happened on Monday, moments after USA singer Ariana Grande finished her performance. Britain's top counter-terrorism officer Mark Rowley said that while there were still important lines of inquiry to pursue and further arrests were likely, the public should "go out as you planned and enjoy... [Full Article...]

OPEC, non-OPEC alliance not strong enough to limit North America

In general, the oil supply remains high which has, and will, offset OPEC's output cut effort to an extent. The initial agreement would have expired next month. As the price fell back towards $47 in early May, near a six-month low, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said OPEC would do "whatever it takes" to rebalance the market, including a longer extension for the output cuts. [Full Article...]

Graham: It's 'stunning' Comey never told Congress about fake email

Graham: It's 'stunning' Comey never told Congress about fake email He's said as much in classified sessions to Congress - while completely breezing over the publicly known concern at the time, that Lynch had met with Bill Clinton on her airplane during the investigation. Graham said that if the email described in the document was fake, the US needed further sanctions on Russian Federation, but also allowed for the possibility that it was real. [Full Article...]

Portland mayor praises men killed during anti-Muslim rant

Rick Best was fatally stabbed on a train in Portland , Oregon on Saturday, according to Portland police. It showed him giving a Nazi salute and police confiscating a baseball bat. "My dear baby boy passed on yesterday while protecting two young Muslim girls from a racist man on the train in Portland", she wrote . Meanwhile, a third victim was said to be a 21-year-old who was harmed in the att... [Full Article...]

Suspect in custody; 8 dead in domestic situation

Suspect in custody; 8 dead in domestic situation The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Sunday that three female victims and a Lincoln County sheriff's deputy were killed. The shootings occurred at three separate homes in rural Lincoln County. "I ask all Mississippians to join Deborah and me in praying for those lost in Lincoln County", Gov. Phil Bryant said in a statement . Two juveniles were shot and killed at anot... [Full Article...]

US lawmakers to fight massive Trump Saudi arms deal

US lawmakers to fight massive Trump Saudi arms deal But Corker countered that he has seen "no indication of purposeful civilian casualties" by Saudi Arabia and that lawmakers have been telling the Saudi government privately that it needs to do better. For nearly two years Saudi Arabia has been relentlessly bombing the country in support of an ousted regime. I don't really trust them to do it. About six months ago they bombed a funeral procession, k... [Full Article...]

Britain arrests 'large part' of Manchester attack network

The Manchester attack has caused revulsion across the world because it targeted children and teenagers, who make up the bulk of Grande's fan base. The first arrest made in Britain on Tuesday was reported by British and United States media to be Abedi's older brother. Suicide bomber Abedi was born in Britain to a Libyan family, grew up in Manchester's southern suburbs and attended local... [Full Article...]

Deadline for Kulbhushan Jadhav to appeal against execution ends today

The UN's highest judicial body, which had earlier provisionally stayed Jadhav's sentence on May 9, also instructed Pakistan to inform it "of all the measures taken in implementation of the present order". India had sought consular access to Jadhav 16 times since his arrest in March 2016, which had been refused. Terming the ICJ decision [temporarily staying Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution] a "setba... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom lowers threat level as Manchester bomber photos released

United Kingdom lowers threat level as Manchester bomber photos released Abedi's father and younger brother were separately arrested in Lybya over suspected links to Islamic State. Security remained high at major events across Britain on Sunday, including the Great Manchester Run road race, where police armed with submachine guns protected participants and spectators. [Full Article...]

Russians warned against visiting United Kingdom over terror threat

Separate CCTV images published by Sky News showed a man they said was Abedi three days before the blast. Ariana Grande revealed her plans to perform a benefit concert in Manchester after the terrifying bombing at her show on Monday, May 22 that left 22 dead and 64wounded. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande announces Manchester benefit concert

Ariana Grande announces Manchester benefit concert The UK's top counter-terror cop, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley of the Metropolitan Police, also released a statement on Friday afternoon. On Tuesday, there were conflicting reports about whether her world tour had been suspended . The 22-year-old, of Libyan origin, was born in the northwestern English city. She said: "To provide maximum reassurance to the public Operation Temperer will c... [Full Article...]

Attack was revenge for US airstrikes on Syria, Abedi's sister claims

Attack was revenge for US airstrikes on Syria, Abedi's sister claims Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were leaked to U.S. The two main parties will restart their national campaigns on Friday but UKIP, which was key to securing Britain's exit from the European Union, said the best response to the attack was to begin as soon as possible. [Full Article...]

Trump plan on Paris climate deal unclear after G7 pressure

Trump plan on Paris climate deal unclear after G7 pressure But in Taormina, for the final throes of the G7, Mr Trump isolated himself, and the United States, from the world's other wealthiest countries, refusing continued commitment to the Paris climate change deal. Graham is among a group of Republicans to openly accept that human activity is a primary contributor to climate change , and has advocated for an expansion of the clean energy industry in t... [Full Article...]

Trump´s Saudi summit was ´show with no value´: Iranian President

Trump´s Saudi summit was ´show with no value´: Iranian President Rouhani decisively won a presidential election on Friday , securing another four-year term. "We wanted to tell the world that on the basis of mutual respect and shared interests, we are ready to have interaction", he said. While the U.S. relies on Syrian Kurdish forces, with 50,000 fighters, to oust Islamic State from the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Kurds are not capable of taking on the group... [Full Article...]

Trump says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to get 'stronger' as members step up payments

Trump says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to get 'stronger' as members step up payments Markovic told a journalist in Brussels that it was only "natural" that Trump should be in the front row, as the USA is NATO's biggest member by far. An anti-terror coordinator may also be named. "The bond between NATO Allies has kept our people safe since the Alliance was founded nearly 70 years ago". [Full Article...]

Thousands of runners take to streets of Manchester in defiance of terrorists

Thousands of runners take to streets of Manchester in defiance of terrorists Ariana Grande has just released a lengthy letter to fans and the people of Manchester after the devastating terrorist attack that took place at her concert there this week. Grande also said "my heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester attack and their loved ones". "They picked the wrong people to mess with this time". [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande releases new statement on Manchester attack

The change indicates another terrorist attack is highly likely, rather than imminently expected. "From midnight on Monday, there will be a well-planned and gradual withdrawal of members of the armed forces, who will return to normal duties", she said. [Full Article...]


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