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RFE/RL: Trump lectures NATO allies on defense spending

Trump said that 23 of 28 member nations do not pay what they should for their defense and pointed out that the US has spent more than all other member nations combined over the last eight years. KEITH: That's where the sentence ended and is all Trump said in his speech about Article 5 . Trump had suggested this could depend on when allies paid their dues. [Full Article...]

That awkward moment when Donald Trump pushes Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic

President Donald Trump on Thursday (May 25) punctured any illusions that he was on a fence-mending tour of Europe, declining to explicitly endorse Nato's mutual defence pledge and lashing out at fellow members for what he called their "chronic underpayments" to the alliance. [Full Article...]

Civilians lack food, water, medicine as Mosul battle mounts

Civilians lack food, water, medicine as Mosul battle mounts Multiple security forces are attacking what remains of the unliberated areas on the west bank of the River Tigris, the Joint Operations Command said in a statement. According to a military investigation, both Iraqi forces and USA military advisors did not know there were some many people in the building near an IS target that collapsed as a result of the strikes. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom reduces threat level from critical to severe: PM Theresa May

United Kingdom reduces threat level from critical to severe: PM Theresa May May had raised the threat level from "critical" to "severe", the highest of five stages of alert, on Tuesday under a protocol called "Operation Temperer" that could up to 5,000 troops onto British streets at public events, such as sports competitions, although the military personnel would come under police command. [Full Article...]

Make a deal, Trump tells Israelis and Palestinians

Netanyahu has expressed tentative support for parts of the initiative, but there are many caveats on the Israeli side, including how to resolve the ever more complex refugee issue and whether Israel would withdraw from the Golan Heights, strategic territory that Israel took from Syria in the 1967 war. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump touched a glowing orb, and a meme was born

Donald Trump touched a glowing orb, and a meme was born By swinging American policy back to firm support for the Sunni Arab states, Trump has jettisoned that carefully constructed balance, said Jean-Marc Rickli, Head of Global Risk and Resilience at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. The US itself has been a supporter of Saudi Arabia in its brutal war on Yemen and of the many violent groups fighting in Syria to topple President Bashar al-Assad. [Full Article...]

Israel Marks 50 Years of Reunited Capital on Jerusalem Day

Also, while in the past he repeatedly blast his predecessor Barack Obama for not using the term "radical Islamic terrorism " in fear of tarnishing the whole religion, Trump steered clearly of the phrase before his Muslim audience. The meetings were carried out in order to ensure a consensus vis-a-vis the peace process. According to the same report, Prime Minister Netanyahu opposes the move,... [Full Article...]

NKorean missile launch may be testing rivals, not technology

The latest launch demonstrates the North's determination to secure more leverage in any future negotiations with the United States, said Cho Han-Bum, analyst at the Korea Institute for National Unification. The unidentified missile was sacked from near the North Korean coastal city of Wonsan, Seoul's joint chief of staff said. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said what appeared to... [Full Article...]

Russia 'Attempted to Dissuade' Syrian Army From al-Tanf Before Coalition Strikes

Russia 'Attempted to Dissuade' Syrian Army From al-Tanf Before Coalition Strikes There is a Syrian regime base nearby, the official said, adding that forces there are equipping to handle about a battalion's worth of troops. A US-led coalition spokesperson has confirmed that coalition strikes in southern Syria struck Syrian government armed forces, BuzzFeed News reported on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Newspapers Review: Provocative Israeli parade in occupied Jerusalem focus of dailies

U.S. President Donald Trump , left, French President Emmanuel Macron and EU Council President Donald Tusk, right, watch the Frecce Tricolori Italian Air Force acrobatic squadron performing, in Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. Trump later visited the Western Wall and Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, and spoke at the Israel Museum, where he focused on terroris... [Full Article...]

UK: Manchester Police Arrest Another Suspect in Bomb Probe, Total 12

UK: Manchester Police Arrest Another Suspect in Bomb Probe, Total 12 Greater Manchester Police said on Sunday they had arrested a 25-year-old man and a 19-year-old man on suspicion of terrorism offences, taking the total number of people arrested in connection with the attack to 15. Manchester-born Abedi likely received some ISIS training in Syria in the months before the attack, according to information gathered in the preliminary investigation, a United States of... [Full Article...]

Heavy rain for bank holiday weekend prompts Met Office warning

Heavy rain for bank holiday weekend prompts Met Office warning A bank holiday heatwave has seen sun seekers flood beaches across the country, but forecasters have warned that a very different kind of deluge is on its way. It is not certain where flooding impacts may occur, but it is likely to be in a few places rather than across the whole warning area. Outbreaks of rain are then likely to soon spread, perhaps turning heavy at times, with thunder possible. [Full Article...]

Man,55, dies after being shot in supermarket vehicle park in Bangor

Man,55, dies after being shot in supermarket vehicle park in Bangor There were unconfirmed reports from one shopper that at least four shots had been fired. He said the injured man was thought to have a child with him when he was attacked. "It was clear to me that we could easily have been dealing with a lot more casualties due to the nature of the attack in which the victim was hit a number of times", he said. [Full Article...]

Lieu to Kushner: Russia Has Lovely Weather This Time of Year

Contacts between Trump associates and Russian officials during the campaign coincided with what United States intelligence agencies concluded was a Kremlin effort through computer hacking, fake news and propaganda to boost Trump's chances of winning the White House. [Full Article...]

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile; Pres. Moon Calls for Emergency NSC Meeting

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile; Pres. Moon Calls for Emergency NSC Meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, answers to a reporter's question about North Korea's missile launch, at his official residence in Tokyo Monday morning, May 29, 2017. North Korea is still thought to be several years from its goal of being able to target US mainland cities with nuclear ICBMs. North Korea has apparently fired its third successful test missile in three weeks after its sh... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande to hold benefit concert in Manchester

Almost two dozen people were killed and dozens more were hurt Monday night in a bombing at the Manchester Arena, which occurred shortly after the singer's concert concluded. She continues with a message about the importance of music, a celebration of diversity at her concerts, and comments on how inspiring it has been to see people come together following a tragedy. [Full Article...]

More flights delayed due to global computer system failure — HEATHROW AIRPORT

Outside of London , British Airways passengers were stuck on the tarmac for hours. More than 100,000 passengers have had their half term and Bank Holiday travel plans thrown into chaos after a computer meltdown. Flights to London Gatwick were cancelled from Jersey on Saturday but BA flights from the Airport are now running as planned. Full refunds will be given to customers who decide the... [Full Article...]

U.S., South Korea confirm North Korean launch of short-range ballistic missile

U.S., South Korea confirm North Korean launch of short-range ballistic missile North Korea is still thought to be several years from its goal of being able to target USA mainland cities with nuclear ICBMs. It comes as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un supervised the test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system and has ordered its mass production and deployment throughout the country. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom bomber network could be still at large

Salman Abedi , a 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent, died in Monday's explosion, which killed 22 others and wounded almost 120 as crowds were leaving an Ariana Grande concert. But security remained high at major events across Britain on Sunday, including the Great Manchester Run road race, where police armed with submachine guns protected thousands of participants and spectators. [Full Article...]

South Korea upset China to win Sudirman Cup

South Korea upset China to win Sudirman Cup But Lu Kai-Yaqiong, the winners of four global titles this year, wilted under pressure and went down 17-21, 13-21 to world No. 12 Sol-gyu-Chae Yoo-jung in the decider. China then had another chance to seal the title - this time through their mixed doubles stars Lu Kai-Huang Yaqiong. Long would not fail to disappoint in the men's singles, easily dispatching Jeon Hyeok-ji 21-10, 21-10. [Full Article...]


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