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Philippines Says Foreign Fighters Have Joined IS-Linked Militant Group

Martial law will be in effect on the Muslim-majority southern Philippines island for 60 days "to suppress lawless violence and rebellion and for public safety", said Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella, according to the Philippine News Agency. [Full Article...]

Ryanair defies terror threat and weak sterling to report profit spike

Ryanair defies terror threat and weak sterling to report profit spike Ryanair also said that it expects average fares to decline by 5pc to 7pc due to weaker sterling, and continuing excess capacity in Europe . Excluding the exceptional gain of EUR317.5 million on the sale of Ryanair's Aer Lingus shareholding to International Consolidated Airlines Group SA in the prior year, financial 2017 profit after tax improved 6%, while earnings per share increased 14%. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies need 'to pay their fair share'

The atmosphere was further eroded by a report in Germany's Der Spiegel , which claimed that Trump told European Union leaders in a closed-door meeting that "the Germans are very, very bad". Trump then stood near Markovic but spoke to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite. The 28 member nations, plus soon-to-join Montenegro, will renew an old vow to move toward spending 2 percent of their gr... [Full Article...]

Pelosi: Trump's NATO Speech 'Disrespected Our Closest Allies'

Pelosi: Trump's NATO Speech 'Disrespected Our Closest Allies' So, now that Air Force One has wheeled down at Andrews Air Force Base, here are 5 takeaways from Trump's first foreign trip since becoming president. "I think we hit a home run no matter where we are", Trump told the soldiers. By contrast, Trump's "America First" positions on trade and climate change led to concern among some of the allies he met in Brussels and Sicily that he risks abdicati... [Full Article...]

UK PM May says prepared to leave EU without a Brexit deal

May said she would be ready to walk away from the table without a deal in case a deal can not be finalized. "We are going to give the European citizens here generous rights", Davis said. The opposition Labour Party has said it accepts last year's referendum result and would push to avoid a "hard Brexit" by prioritising workers' rights and maintaining living standards. [Full Article...]

Trump Delays Final Decision On Paris Agreement Until Next Week

Trump Delays Final Decision On Paris Agreement Until Next Week Concrete news of the U.S. stance could come quickly - U.S. President Donald Trump used social media on Saturday to indicate he would make his decision on the Paris deal "next week". White House officials had said before Trump's inaugural overseas trip that he meant to wait until he returned to Washington to make a final decision. [Full Article...]

Watch Trump shove the prime minister of Montenegro out of the way

And NATO's secretary general announced two points on the meeting's agenda that many interpret as nods to Trump. Trump handed the bill - thought to be for more than £300 billion (US$375 billion) -to Merkel during their March meeting in Washington, DC, the Sunday Times reported , citing an unnamed German minister. [Full Article...]

Hundreds observe Memorial Day under gray skies at Fort Snelling National Cemetery

Rep. Daniel Webster spoke at the ceremony and members of The Villages High School choir performed. The ceremony honored more than 320 veterans who died in MA over the past 6 months with a name reading. Harris said she knows people are here for different reasons but believes her family is not the only ones thinking of her son. "He was a character". [Full Article...]

Party leaders differ on Brexit deal in British election event

Party leaders differ on Brexit deal in British election event According to the latest polls , Corbyn's Labour Party is narrowing the gap with Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party ahead of the June 8 parliamentary elections in the UK. Pensioner Philip laid into May about the "dementia tax", and fears that relatives will have pay a form of death duty to pay for social care. "We've gone from the throne room to the naughty step" - Anonymous... [Full Article...]

New footage shows Erdogan watching Washington brawl

New footage shows Erdogan watching Washington brawl He went on to call for a diplomatic response from the USA and said the government should press charges against Turkish officials involved in the brawl. Two men were arrested at the scene, and police say they intend to pursue charges against others involved as well. Washington's Metropolitan Police Department said it had arrested two USA residents, Ayten Necmi, 49, and Jalal Kheirabadi, 42, o... [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka races to rescue flood victims before rain resumes

Sri Lanka races to rescue flood victims before rain resumes Another 102 people are listed as missing and 88 are in hospital. Medical teams, boats and supplies were deployed in Sri Lanka by the Indian Navy on Monday as relief operations continued in the worst floods faced by the island nation since 2003, killing 164 while 104 people are still reported missing. [Full Article...]

Trump Wraps First Overseas Trip With Visit to US Troops in Italy

Trump Wraps First Overseas Trip With Visit to US Troops in Italy And some are starting to question the chances for Trump's pledge to overhaul the US tax code. Earlier, Trump and new French President Emmanuel Macron had engaged in a power hand shake that came across as a meeting of alpha males when they met for the first time over lunch at the US ambassador's residence in Brussels . [Full Article...]

Manchester Bombing: Attack on Young Europeans and Their Love of Life

Manchester Bombing: Attack on Young Europeans and Their Love of Life Photos obtained by the New York Times show pieces of blue fabric found at the crime scene, along with a powerful battery and the detonator used to trigger the explosion. It said its coverage of the attack "has been both comprehensive and responsible". United Kingdom broadcaster Sky News aired two screengrabs of security camera footage, reporting that British police believed they showed Abedi w... [Full Article...]

The Pentagon made a loud statement about the strikes on Assad troops

An array of regular and irregular forces are battling alongside the government against rebels, including Russian and Iranian soldiers, and militants from Iraq and Lebanon's Hizbollah group. The U.S. strike was the second deliberate military attack on forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "In every meeting, we remind the attendees that there is terrorism by terrorists and also terrori... [Full Article...]

Trump Pays Tribute To Fallen US Heroes

Cpt. McKenna is one of more than 11,000 laid to rest at Saratoga National Cemetery. Members of the Gibbs High School JROTC perform a 21-gun salute at the 2017 Memorial Day ceremony at the Bay Pines National Cemetery. He then delivered a 20-minute address extolling not only those who died in battle, but also the Gold Star families they left behind. "We can not emphasize how grateful we are for ... [Full Article...]

British police on hunt for concert bomber's missing suitcase

Investigators say they have a 1,000-strong team working on the probe and have significant details on Abedi's associates and movements, his finances, and how the explosive was built. Mr Jackson continued: "The public should not approach the case if they see it but contact police immediately on 999". The BBC said MI5 was alerted at least three times to the " extremist views " of Abedi, a 22-year-o... [Full Article...]

May's lead narrows after Manchester attack

May's lead narrows after Manchester attack On Mr Corbyn, he added: "In the biggest fight for the future of our country in a generation, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour has let you down by voting with Theresa May on Brexit - not against her". He accused her of changing her mind on Brexit, which, given that she is a deeply sceptical Remainer who turned gamekeeper, was hardly the most wounding line of attack. [Full Article...]

May and Corbyn set out opposing EU stances

May and Corbyn set out opposing EU stances The Labour leader said he had been seeking a "dialogue" in the 1970s and 1980s and that he had marked a minute's silence "for everyone who died in Northern Ireland". While she insisted she is giving police forces the powers and resources they need, Mrs May did not provide an answer to a request from the officer for a specific number of additional officers which she would recruit if re-elected. [Full Article...]

Trump preparing to leave Paris climate deal

Trump preparing to leave Paris climate deal Donald Trump has said he will decide whether to pull out of a key climate change deal in the next week, having apparently shrugged off pressure from United States allies in recent days. The group managed to agree on language setting goals for trade, but Trump was the lone holdout when it came to agreeing on policies to combat climate change . [Full Article...]

Israelis Elated, Palestinians Disappointed by Trump Visit

Abbas announced he is ready to be Trump's partner in securing peace in the Middle East through establishment of a Palestinian state on land captured by Israel in 1967. After his meeting with Abbas, Trump returned to Jerusalem for a solemn tribute to the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust. "I make this promise to you, my administration will always stand with Israel ", Trump told ... [Full Article...]


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