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Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes dead, network says

Gretchen Carlson , a former Fox anchor, sued him for sexual harassment, and other women came forward to support her claims. The Hill's Joe Concha, who occasionally appears Fox News , snarked at several critics who posted tweets noting Ailes' alleged behavior toward some women at Fox News .

Two huge Trump stories have just broken

The Washington Post meanwhile said the Federal Bureau of Investigation has identified an unnamed senior White House official as a "significant person of interest" in its sprawling probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Helicopters, tanks in battle to retake Philippine city

Rolly Bautista said government forces engaged in a firefight Thursday morning, which killed 13 more Maute members while clearing two bridges heading toward Bangulo in Marawi City. As of yesterday, the release says, the situation in Marawi was stabilized and security forces were in full control. Reinforcements were setting up in barracks, manning checkpoints and preparing to resume an effort to reclaim Marawi City from ISIS-linked militants, who have occupied the area since a raid ...

Jared Kushner now a focus in Russian Federation investigation

Kushner met at least once in December with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak , and he also met a year ago with Sergey Gorkov , chairman of VneshEconomBank, a Russian government-owned institution that has been under United States sanctions since July 2014.

Manchester Arena terror attack: Dad of Salman Abedi claims son is innocent

In Monday night's attack , at least 22 people died and almost 60 were sent to the hospital after an explosion struck in the area between the concert venue and the adjacent transit station. He said last time he spoke to the 22-year-old Salman was five days ago as he was getting ready for a trip to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah, a smaller pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.

Oman helps in finding missing Australian in Yemen

Bishop also expressed appreciation for the efforts of Oman's ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said, whose country located the missing Australian citizen and facilitated his passage into Oman. In October previous year, it helped in the release of a French-Tunisian Red Cross worker. The country has helped facilitate the release of other hostages in Yemen, including two USA citizens who were flown to the sultanate in October following negotiations between Omani officials and Yemeni authorities in Sanaa.

Donald Trump: Did the President just shove aside a prime minister?

Later, as they took the traditional "family photo" group shot, the heads of state quietly kept their distance from Trump, who minutes earlier was caught on video appearing to push the prime minister of Montenegro out of the way to get to his spot.

First lady visits Vatican's children's hospital

Melania visited the Queen Fabiola University Hospital in Brussels on Thursday, where she spoke with its young patients, made paper flowers with them and handed out White House puzzles and children's books with personal dedications inside, Efe news reported.

Manchester Bomber "rang mum to say forgive me hours before attack"

Two men were arrested by police in Greater Manchester overnight on Thursday, bringing the number in United Kingdom custody to eight. Updating the media on the investigation yesterday, Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said the latest leak had "caused much distress" to families of the victims.

Quist watching special election results in Missoula

But speaking at his victory party in Bozeman shortly after the race was called, Gianforte admitted he was in the wrong and offered an apology to Jacobs. Elected Republicans in Washington also expressed frustration, publicly scolding Gianforte. But Republicans rapidly mounted a wilting attack on the airwaves over Quist's financial troubles, including a history of unpaid taxes and liens.

Philippine troops bomb Islamist militants holding hostages in city

Evacuees drives past government troops on an armored personnel carrier along a main highway of Pantar town, Lanao Del Norte, after residents started to evacuate their hometown of Marawi city , southern Philippines , May 24, 2017. While pursuing peace talks with two large Muslim rebel groups in the south of this predominantly Roman Catholic nation, Duterte has ordered the military to destroy smaller extremist groups which have tried to align with the Islamic State group.

Netanyahu Sends Condolences Over Manchester Attack

Ann's Square, where a sea of floral tributes grew by the hour, a crowd sang the hometown band Oasis' song "Don't Look Back in Anger". The Manchester United and Manchester City Football Clubs announced they have jointly pledged 1 million pounds ($1.29 million) to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

Iran says United States weapons sale to Saudi Arabia will jeopardise regional security

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) attended the Arab, Islamic country leaders summit with United States president Donald Trump at King Abdul Aziz International Convention Center on Sunday. "We don't need the oil anymore, but now Donald Trump says it's in our interest because we want to oppose Iran, who he believes is the driver of terrorism in the Middle East ".

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

When you are the CEO of a company, asking for favors - and giving them in return - is a near-daily occurrence. Our conservative columnist offers a weekly take on everything from politics to pet peeves. The officials said the White House appeared uncertain about its power to influence the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The next day he did. Obstruction of justice occurs when one "obstructs, influences or impedes any official proceeding".

Gianforte elected in Montana day after alleged assault

Not that you should ever assault anyone (Gianforte has been officially charged with assault by the police), but most people would think twice before strangling someone, body slamming them, and then jumping on them and repeatedly punching their face - in front of witnesses .

U.S. intelligence committee to subpoena Flynn in Russian Federation probe

Flynn declined a request to appear before the committee and to provide documents, according to Rep. Adam Schiff , prompting the decision to prepare subpoenas for the information. He said he raised published media reports of Russian attempts to meddle in the election with the Russian official, who denied any involvement by Moscow.

United Kingdom police hunting possible bomb-maker, accomplices after Manchester bombing

Other Manchester connections under investigation, the officials said, include a 50-year-old former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Ronald Fiddler, also known as Jamal al-Harith. "Hashem has the same ideology as his brother", Dagdoug said. His brother, Ismail, and father, Ramadan, were among those arrested. "This is not us". She said she plans to "make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure".

Manchester police stopped sharing info with US after leaks

Later on Thursday, May will reportedly raise the issue of the leaks with US President Donald Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels . Police talk to people affected by the deadly terror attack at Manchester Arena in Manchester , northwest England on May 23, 2017 . Prime Minister Theresa May was due to chair a meeting of Cobra, the government's emergency response committee, on Thursday morning, a spokesman for her office said, according to Reuters.

Trump implores North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to do more on terror

President Donald Trump likely crushed anxious North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies' hopes for an uplifting message and full-throated endorsement of NATO's core missions Thursday. "This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States, and many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years." Gen.

Chelsea's David Luiz wary of Arsenal threat ahead of FA Cup final

Arsenal are hoping a surprise win over Chelsea , who are going for a league and cup double, can help to reduce the disappointment of failing to finish inside the top four for the first time since 1996. "When I've watched Dani Alves recently, he might not play the five at the back, but the way he plays, he marches on and he adds a lot in an attacking sense as well as defensively".

United Kingdom police stop sharing info on Manchester attack with U.S. after leaks

British police and security services are also upset that the name of British bomber Salman Abedi was apparently leaked by US officials and published while police in Britain were withholding the name for operational security. But she added: "Quite frankly, the British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity, the element of surprise, so it is irritating if it gets released from other sources and I have been very ...

Saharanpur clashes: Centre seeks report from UP's Yogi Adityanath govt

One person was killed and several others injured on Tuesday evening after a truck carrying Dalit (low caste) community members was attacked reportedly by Thakurs (belonging to upper caste) in Saharanpur district, about 711 km northwest of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh.

Philippines deploys helicopters in bid to retake southern city

The United States regards Hapilon as one of the world's most unsafe terrorists, offering a bounty of $5 million for his capture. Duterte announced on Tuesday night that martial law had been imposed across the southern region of Mindanao, after terrorist militants rampaged through the city of Marawi and engaged in deadly clashes with security forces.

Manchester bomber had 'proven' links to Islamic State, says minister

An eight-year-old girl has been confirmed dead after a suspected suicide attack on an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England . Authorities are identifying the victims of the terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night.

United Kingdom said to halt USA intel sharing on Manchester probe after leaks

However, fundamentalist sources in Manchester told Asharq Al-Awsat that Abedi traveled to Libya for three weeks and returned to the United Kingdom days before carrying out the suicide bombing - the sources added that his father most probably resides in Libya.

ISIS militants storm Philippines city during deadly rampage

He had vowed to be "harsh". "I have ordered the military, specially the Navy to embargo the islands, specially the sea that separates Mindanao from the Visayas", said Duterte. "We will conduct house-to-house clearing and do everything to remove the threat there". One diplomatic source in Washington said, "It appears that Trump wants to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis through dialogue, but thinks that might be hard considering Kim Jong-un's style".

South Korea fires warning shots at object flying near border with Pyongyang

But the Hermit Kingdom's two most recent launches deserve special attention because they show Pyongyang nearing its goal of deploying a nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could destroy American cities. China has been infuriated by the United States deployment of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) system in South Korea, saying it is a threat to its own security and will do nothing to ease tensions with North Korea.

Flynn, not so eager to talk these days, rejects Senate Intelligence subpoena

The committee-which is investigating Russian interference in November's presidential election-issued the subpoena last week. For example, Republicans never heard testimony from Hillary Clinton's former technology aide about her private email server despite a subpoena and committee vote to hold him in contempt.

Appeals Court Deals Blow to Trump

During his presidential campaign, Trump had often spoke of wanting a total ban on Muslims entering the country. And the circuit court judges agreed that the travel ban appears to have constitutional problems because it discriminates on the basis of religion.

Appeals court deals blow to Trump's travel ban

A central question in the case was whether courts should consider Trump's public statements about wanting to bar Muslims from entering the country as evidence that the policy was primarily motivated by the religion. That ruling went farther than Chuang's order, blocking a section of the travel ban that also suspended refugee admissions for four months. A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six-Muslim majority countries, siding ...

White House condemns terrorist assault in the Philippines

Abu Sayyaf , meanwhile, has elevated its profile by taking foreigners as hostages, beheading two past year after Manila refused to pay for their release . Aquino said. The militants have also freed more than 100 inmates from two prisons. He declared martial law in 1972 and used it to maintain his grip on power for more than a decade.

Former AG Eric Holder Calls Jeff Sessions New Policy 'Dumb on Crime'

He added that Sessions' policy was an "unwise and ill-informed decision" and that Congress should enact criminal-justice legislature to reverse the move. Earlier this year, Sessions reversed a directive from the previous deputy attorney general Sally Yates that would stop the use of private prisons for holding federal prisoners.

IS behead police and kill 20 in Philippines

He said Wednesday he is anxious about his wife, a secretary at the cathedral, because she does not have her medicines for a heart problem. Police said the May 6 blast was sparked by a personal feud, but the Islamic State group claimed its fighters were responsible.

Attorney General Sessions To Appeal Trump Travel-ban Case To Supreme Court

The broad, decisive ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit means the Trump administration still can not enforce its travel order that the government says is urgently needed for national security . He says the ban was justified to ensure existing screening procedures were adequate. The court was unconvinced that the travel ban was concerned with national security and is more likely an attempt at creating a "Muslim ban".

From president to prisoner 503: Park appears in court with her nemesis

Prosecutors told the court that Park and Choi colluded in receiving seven billion won ($6 million) from Shin previous year. If found guilty, the ex-president could face life imprisonment considering it is the standard sentencing for corruption in South Korea .

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