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Total of seven people arrested over Manchester terror attack

Officials are probing how often Abedi had traveled to Libya , which has seen an eruption of armed Islamist groups since dictator Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown and killed in 2011. "There was a policeman, armed policeman, shouting at my neighbour. and I realized there is something wrong here", he said. As police tried to piece together the British-born Abedi's past, Prime Minister Theresa May said security officials had raised their assessment of the threat to Britain to "critical", ...

Trump to meet with anxious North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and European Union leaders

Trump's remarks - paired with his conspicuous decision not to reiterate United States commitment to NATO's mutual defense provision, Article 5 - are likely to unsettle allies who had hoped to hear Trump assuage their concerns about his commitment to the historic alliance.

Manchester bomber's brother aware of attack plans, says Libyan security force

My sister India was extremely close to my mum, and is finding it very hard, but rest assured we will pull together as a family and help each other through the darkness. Azhar Mahmoud, who prays at the mosque in southern Manchester, said it was "horrible" that Abedi was associated with it. Ms Rudd said the leak had been "irritating" after a number of details appeared in United States media, including NBC and CBS, before the police had released information.

Senate Intelligence Committee Using Subpoenas To Pursue Russia Probe

Warner said he was "disappointed" Flynn didn't produce the documents that were requested and the committee was still determining if it had other options to get hold of them. Mr Brennan said he had warned Moscow against interfering in the USA presidential election, confirming that an FBI investigation had been opened in July.

Montana GOP candidate allegedly 'body slams' reporter

Hunter's statement puts him in conflict with House Speaker Paul Ryan , who said that assault is wrong in all circumstances. The polls are open in a race for Montana's only congressional seat just hours after the front-running candidate was charged with beating up a reporter.

Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe

The New York Times reported that Kushner left out the meetings from his security clearance form, but his lawyer said it was an error and the forms would be amended. Investigators are also trying to determine whether members of Trump's team colluded with the Russians in an attempt to derail the candidacy of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Ecuador's Moreno takes office vowing to heal divisions

Moreno, 64, replaces leftist Rafael Correa , whom he served from 2007 to 2013 as vice-president. China is willing to work with Ecuador to promote exchanges at various levels, deepen political mutual trust, and increase exchange of experience on governance, said Chen.

North Korea accused of breaching South Korean border

The North has proudly publicized its plans to develop a missile capable of striking the United States and has ignored calls to halt its weapons programs, even from China. "By using this site, North Korea's Strategic Forces demonstrated their ability to operate from anywhere in the country, not just fixed launch positions," 38 North said".

Israeli police: United States tycoon questioned in Netanyahu probe

Israeli Army Radio reported that Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, played the biggest role in persuading US President Donald Trump not to rush to move the US embassy to Jerusalem . Netanyahu and Abbas were not scheduled to meet during Trump's visit. Given a choice between someone who works toward getting there without explicitly admitting that he is doing so versus someone who endorses it in a speech with a host of qualifiers and then spends the next decade making ...

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief says Trump committed to alliance, "blunt" on spending demands

He said many countries owed "massive amounts" for failing to meet the military alliance's target to spend 2 per cent of GDP on defence. In one nod to Mr Trump, NATO leaders are due to agree later for the Western military bloc to join the US-led, 68-nation coalition against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

Reporter allegedly assaulted by GOP candidate says official explanation was a lie

Polls are slated to close at 8pm (10am on Friday, Singapore time ). However, the race was jolted on Wednesday when a political correspondent for the USA edition of the Guardian newspaper said in a Twitter post that Gianforte had "body slammed" him in a confrontation at a campaign event in Bozeman in which the reporter's eyeglasses were broken.

Manchester police arrest three more in pop concert bombing

Ariana Grande is taking a step back from her tour in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack that killed 22 people on Monday. Hundreds of British troops have also been deployed to back up the police. Police appeared to be widening their security operation, with the arrest of a 23-year-old from south Manchester . Hopkins said there has been increased police presence on the streets of Manchester , with support from the military.

N.Korea test fired another ballistic missile

The UN Security Council on Monday vowed to push all countries to tighten sanctions against North Korea as it prepared for a closed-door meeting called in response to the latest missile launch. With the launch of a mid-range Pukguksong 2 missile on Sunday, North Korea was able to gather "meaningful data in regards to improving the credibility" of its missile program, a defence ministry spokesperson said.

Former head of Central Intelligence Agency says it knew of Trump team Moscow links

Russia "brazenly interfered" in the 2016 US election process despite the head of its FSB security service being warned it would hurt US-Russia ties, according to John Brennan , the former Central Intelligence Agency director. One memo reportedly shows Mr Trump pressuring Mr Comey to shut down the bureau's investigation into Mr Flynn's Russian Federation ties. "It raised questions in my mind again whether or not the Russians were able to gain the cooperation of those individuals".

President Trump shoves aside Prime Minister of Montenegro

Independent Journal Review has reported that European countries are starting to increase their defense spending due to Russia's military actions against Ukraine; however, NATO's secretary general has also cited the president's words as an additional cause for these actions.

Ivanka says Saudi progress on women 'encouraging'

The US President also singled out Iran as promoting a "craven ideology" of terrorism, and called on the Muslim world to help him isolate Iran on an worldwide front. Terming the Middle East as a holy land, Trump urged countries in the region to "drive out" terrorists. "A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and drive out the extremists".

Britain resumes intelligence sharing with the US after pause

Shortly before 11pm, a man named by police as 22-year-old Salman Abedi walked into the foyer of Manchester Arena just minutes after the American pop singer Ariana Grande finished a show in the main concert space. Ms Rudd confirmed Abedi had recently returned from a visit to Libya, and said the nature of the attack suggested he may have had support. The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of "critical", meaning further attacks may be imminent, Theresa May has said.

NATO Nations 'Must Finally Contribute Their Fair Share'

Stoltenberg, when announcing NATO's inclusion into the military coalition against IS, said that the alliance will be limited to provide a better platform for coordination and intelligence exchange, which 'does not assume that we will participate in combat operations'.

Vettel fastest in second practice at Monaco Grand Prix

Security measures are in place at this weekend's race, which is just 25 miles from Nice, which suffered its own terror attack previous year. The Englishman started the opening session almost six seconds off the pace as he got used to the wider and more physically demanding nature of this year's auto.

ACLU applauds ruling against Trump travel ban

Trump will likely appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court . Mr. Trump had narrowed the scope of his first executive order, issued in January, in response to an earlier appeals court decision halting it. That order was in effect for seven days before it was blocked by a federal judge in Seattle, a ruling upheld by the 9th Circuit. The White House argued the temporary ban is needed to improve vetting procedures to ensure terrorists do not enter the United States as travelers or refugees.

Ex-motorcycle champion Nicky Hayden dies after collision in Italy

Before graduating to MotoGP , Hayden raced in flat-track championships , the AMA Superbike series and latterly in World Superbikes with Red Bull Honda. Riding for the Red Bull Honda team , he was 13th in Superbike this season. Just days before his accident Hayden had competed in a race at nearby Imola.

Off-duty police officer among those killed in Manchester bombing

Neighbors recalled him as a tall, thin young man who often wore traditional Islamic dress and did not talk much. Details published on the other side of the Atlantic first included the initial death toll, that it was a suicide attack and, to the frustration of British authorities, the name of the bomber.

Manchester Arena bombing: Seventh arrest made 100 miles from Manchester

Police and security services found further explosives in extensive raids on Wednesday. The changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace was cancelled so police officers could be re-deployed. The Deterrence Force said on its Facebook page that "investigation teams supplied intelligence that he was planning a terrorist attack in the capital Tripoli".

Trump Told Duterte US Has Two Nuclear Subs Near Korean Peninsula

Cortez said. "I understand that, and fully understand that, and I think we had a previous president who did not understand that", said Trump, seemingly referencing former President Barack Obama, "but I understand that and we have spoken about this before".

Jared Kushner Said Trump Would Move Fast to Resume Israeli-Palestinian Talks

But the warm reception that President Donald Trump received during his trip to Israel this week signaled that the Israeli Prime Minister is glad and perhaps even relieved by the recent change in USA leadership. Mr Trump was meeting with Mr Abbas in the West Bank during the fourth and final day of the Middle East leg of his first foreign trip since entering office.

NATO chief says Trump committed to alliance, "blunt" on spending demands

The halt to information sharing with the US regarding the Manchester attack will remain in place until assurances are received from Washington that there will be no further leaks, said news reports . "Many of these countries owe massive amounts of money from past years", he said, adding that the target they had committed to - two per cent of each country's GDP to be spent on defence - was merely "the bare minimum".

Polls close in election after candidate allegedly body slams reporter

Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the Guardian tweeted that Gianforte "body slammed me and broke my glasses" at a campaign event in Bozeman, Montana. "I'm waiting for more information...." "He body slammed him ". Wednesday's incident comes just one day before the special election in which Gianforte is running against Democratic candidate Rob Quist and Libertarian Mark Wicks.

Top Democrat says Flynn subpoena coming

The House Intelligence Committee is preparing to issue subpoenas to President Trump's former national security advisor, Michael Flynn , according to the committee's ranking Democrat, following the lead of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Manchester attack: Ariana Grande 'superfan' Georgina Callander dies

On Tuesday, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, and according to the latest reports , the suicide bomber was "likely" not acting alone. In Manchester , where residents continued to place floral tributes to the dead and wounded, police arrested a man at a house near Abedi's home. Meanwhile, eight-year-old Saffie Roussos, 15-year-old Olivia Campbell, 28-year-old John Atkinson , 18-year-old Georgina Callander and 32-year-old Kelly Brewster are among the first of the 22 ...

United Kingdom police have stopped sharing information with U.S. after Manchester leaks

The president called on the DOJ to investigate and prosecute whoever is behind the leaks "to the fullest extent of the law". Trump described as "deeply troubling" the leaks from the probe, which called into question intelligence-sharing between the key partners and cast a pall over his meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May in Brussels .

Trump's miserable Vatican visit blessed the Internet with these flawless memes

He arrived in Europe from Israel and the Palestinian territories, where he vowed to try to achieve peace in the region. Exactly a half-hour later, the ringing of a bell signified the end of the private encounter. Papal audiences usually last for about 20-30 minutes of private talks, followed by introductions of delegations, a photo and exchange of gifts. The thousands of pilgrims on hand forced Trump's motorcade to enter Vatican City from a side entrance rather than the grand entrance ...

Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos Injured in Car Explosion

His injuries were not considered to be life-threatening. All three are now hospitalized in central Athens and are in stable condition. Greek police experts search for evidence at the scene of an explosion site in Athens , on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

Philippines deploys helicopters in battle to retake city from Islamist rebels

The violence erupted Tuesday night after the army raided the hideout of Isnilon Hapilon , an Abu Sayyaf commander who is on Washington's list of most-wanted terrorists with a reward of up to $5 million for his capture. "Martial law of Mr Marcos was very good", Mr Duterte said, as he railed against human rights campaigners and other critics of his drug war. Martial law is particularly sensitive in the Philippines because it was used by dictator Ferdinand Marcos to remain in power ...

Connecticut's ex-Sen. Lieberman withdraws from search for FBI chief

Kushner, a key White House adviser who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, reportedly met late past year with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov. He was interviewed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the deputy attorney general , Rod J. Rosenstein, last week, after a higher-profile series of interviews they did with an initial slate of candidates, according to several people familiar with the matter.

More than 100 civilians killed in Iraq bombing in March

The explosions also killed two ISIS fighters and another four civilians in a neighboring building. "Eye witnesses and media outlets reported that an additional 36 civilians may have been at the building", according to the report, "however, there is insufficient evidence to determine their status or whereabouts at this time".

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