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Tillerson: Trump put 'pressure' on Netanyahu and Abbas to revive negotiations

He's in the Middle East on his first overseas trip. The following are highlights of the statements Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump made before having dinner with their wives at the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem on Monday, May 22.

Oscar Isaac fondly recalls getting slapped repeatedly by Carrie Fisher

He and Fisher did a scene on the first day of shooting for The Last Jedi when, as Isaac explains, everybody's still finding the tone and consequently there's often a number of retakes. The mother-daughter duo worked together both in front of and behind the camera on occasion, but it was their never-ending bond that solidified their sweetness.

Trump leaves G-7 with trade deal, no climate commitment

The summit kicked off with a ceremony at an ancient Greek theater perched on a cliff overlooking the sea where war ships patrolled the sparkling blue waters. The declaration, however, also included new language that recognized some drawbacks to trade. On leaving Sicily, Trump said he would make his decision next week.

Manchester terrorist attacker Salman Abedi asked mum for forgiveness before bombing

Manchester-born Salman Abedi launched the attack on young fans attending a concert by USA pop star Ariana Grande in the latest atrocity claimed by the Islamic State group in Europe. Abedi's family remained a focus, too, with a brother in England, his father and another brother in Libya among those detained. Homes across the United Kingdom have been raided, as police scramble to understand whether or not Abedi acted alone.

Trump vows crackdown on Federal Bureau of Investigation after terror leaks

Trump Thursday about the apparent leak in USA media of intelligence information from the Manchester bombing. GMP said eight men have been arrested in relation to the bombing. The bombing has caused revulsion across the world for targeting children and teenagers. US President Donald Trump reacts as he arrives for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters, in Brussels, on May 25, 2017.

EURO TOUR: Quiros stumbles to ugly win in Sicily

But four bogies and a double bogey over the remaining holes opened the way for Lombard to force a play-off as both men finished at 14 under, one stroke clear of China's Li Haotong in third place. The Canadian shot 5-under total to get through to the weekend, despite making a triple-bogey 7 on his final hole to make it a little closer to the cut line than he would have liked.

IT department raids: Lalu Prasad Yadav lashes out at BJP

Almost 20 people from both sides got injured in the clash that broke out on Beer Chand Patel Marg, in front of BJP's state headquarters in Patna . Income Tax officials also searched over 10 premises of some government officials. "But such things can not cow down BJP, which will continue its fight against corruption and lawlessness in Bihar. If the BJP has documents, then it should take legal recourse to prove their accusations", Nitish said.

Information leaked in United States affects Manchester bomb probe

Salman's 20-year-old brother Hashem was arrested in Libya late Tuesday night, according to officials there, who said the young man told authorities that he had been involved in planning the attack on the concert hall in Manchester, and may have been planning another in Libya.

After trip's final day, Trump to return to tumult at home

As the G-7 summit came to a close Saturday, the six other members - Britain, France, Germany , Italy , Canada and Japan - renewed their commitment to the accord. "Trump's unwillingness to support the Paris Agreement highlights his utter contempt towards science, the global community and welfare of millions of people across the globe", said Mr Bennett.

Paris climate commitment 'crippling' to USA growth: White House

Not so in Europe as Trump met with other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders and appeared eager to go on the offensive. From a red carpet visit to Saudi Arabia Trump described as "beyond anything anyone has seen", the USA president had a first encounter with America's traditional European allies at a frosty meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Thursday, where he told them they'd undershot what they "owed" to the alliance by $119 billion and must pay more.

Germany, France Plan Roadmap to Develop EU

But both leaders said they could tackle treaty change. In the "next few weeks" they hope to build a roadmap to reforming the Eurozone . "For this, we want a comprehensive inheritance tax reform with high allowances so that the normal house from the parents or grandparents is not affected", the manifesto said.

Iran's Khamenei says Saudis will fall, Rouhani calls for better ties

Iran's presidential election was on May 19. While condemning Iran's actions and crimes is a constant necessity, practical measures, and more specifically, ending all diplomatic relations with the mullahs, expelling this regime's delegations from global organizations, blacklisting the notorious IRGC and other military/paramilitary/security entities associated with the government, are necessary follow-ups.

Reasons for Israeli concerns: For Trump, the Saudi star is rising

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, a confidant of Netanyahu, said he wasn't surprised by the omissions during the Trump trip. 'Never mentioned Israel'Speaking to the press alongside Netanyahu Monday, Trump sought to defend himself against criticism that he provided Israeli intelligence to Russian Federation.

Coptic Christians Murdered on Bus in Egypt

While no group has come forward yet to claim the attack, the BBC said that ISIS militants have targeted Coptic Christians (Copts) multiple times in the past few months and vowed to strike again. Egypt responded to Friday's attack by launching a series of airstrikes that targeted what it said were militant bases in eastern Libya in which the assailants were trained.

Kushner 'sought secret Kremlin communications channel' - US media

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon waits for the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump for a meeting on cyber security in the Roosevelt Room at the White House January 31, 2017 in Washington , DC. "We don't know the objective that was a part of the conversation - those things we don't know", McLaughlan said on MSNBC's "The Last Word" Friday. The FBI's scrutiny of Kushner brings the sprawling probe into Russia's role during and after last year's campaign into the heart of the ...

North Korea possibly behind global WannaCry attack [cybersecurity experts]

The code used in the latest attack shared many similarities with past hacks blamed on the North, including the targeting of Sony Pictures and the central bank of Bangladesh, said Simon Choi, director of Seoul internet security firm Hauri.

Donald Trump Says Decision on Paris Agreement Coming 'Next Week'

The leaders of the Group of Seven nations signed a declaration to fight terrorism and extremism. The final G-7 statement, issued after two days of talks in the seaside town of Taormina , said the U.S. "Leaders must now keep resolve..." German Chancellor Angela Merkel , who also crossed swords with Trump on free trade at the G7, complained that the U.S.

SolGen counters FVR on martial law coverage

In a sign of the confusion over events inside this city, a local police chief said yesterday that he was fine - two days after Duterte said he had been beheaded by militants. "People they consider as infidels, whether Christians or Muslims, are also targets of opportunity", he said. He gave his troops a free hand to wrest control of Marawi , saying: "You can arrest any person, search any house without warrant".

Trump isolated at G7 talks over climate

President Donald Trump said that he would make a decision next week on whether the United States would commit to the 2015 Paris Agreement. She told reporters: "The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying".

Abbas meeting reveals no details on reviving peace talks

Additionally, the Palestinian president has reportedly made concessions, including giving lands in West Bank to the Israeli side, to push for realization of two-state initiative. "Hopefully the more we can build trust the more we can have open dialogues around these things in a way that has not happened before", the unnamed official was quoted as saying.

Foreigners among militants fighting Philippine army in Mindanao: solicitor

Philippine armed forces helicopters fired guided rockets at Islamist militant positions on Saturday in an attempt to end a siege in the southern city of Marawi that has raged for five days. Civilians waved flags from their windows to show they are not combatants. "I could tell because they wore black headbands with the ISIS signs", Reuters cited a man named Musa, who was fleeing Marawi, as saying.

French President Macron has warm words for Trump

The newly elected French President tweeted the video of himself walking up the red carpet towards the group of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders, seemingly headed straight towards the US President. The pair endured an awkwardly long handshake earlier Thursday, with both Trump and Macron tightly grasping each other's hand for longer than was entirely necessary.

Evacuation in Moss Side over Manchester attack

In his statement, Trump - who was already struggling domestically to stem a tide of damaging leaks from law enforcement agencies - said the information coming out in the United States media was " deeply troubling ". Following a meeting of the emergency response committee, Mrs May said the terror threat level "will remain at critical " - meaning an attack could be imminent - and the public should continue to be "vigilant".

Iran Accuses US of "Iranophobia", Arming "Dangerous Terrorists"

During his presidential campaigns, Rouhani pledged to remove USA non-nuclear sanctions on Iran , interpreted as a signal to the Trump administration . "That the United States wants to restore a certain balance in its ties with Saudi Arabia , OK, but to put Iran and the IS group on the same level is false, illogical and counter-productive", Coville told AFP.

Chinese Student Criticized for Commencement Talk

Yang went on to say that the air she breathed in the United States "was so sweet and fresh and utterly luxurious". "Every breath was a delight along with the freedom to speak out", Yang said during her graduation speech. "I also come from the city of Kunming , which is world famous for its good climate and weather", Zhang Jun, a PhD student at the University of Maryland, posted on his Facebook page on Sunday.

President of Sri Lanka visits Australia

Senator Birmingham welcomed the President and said Prime Minister Turnbull is looking forward to discuss bilateral relations with the President and seek his views for further expansion of cooperation. The President visited the National Arboretum in Canberra and planted a Mahogany sapling to mark his visit to Australia. The President is scheduled to meet with the Australian Prime Minister and will also hold several high level bilateral meetings.

Members of Congress call on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem

Secondly, after meeting Mahmoud Abbas , that "he is ready to reach a peace deal.' In a joint press conference in Bethlehem, Trump issued a strong message to the PA when he said: "Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded".

City Hall opens Book of Condolence for Manchester victims

The book will be available at County Hall, Tallaght for signing until 4.30pm Friday 26th May. City of Lincoln Council is also flying the flag above the Stonebow at half-mast. "The response of your emergency services was clearly magnificent as was the response of local people in rushing to the aid of people involved". The book will allow people to pen their thoughts and prayers for everyone affected by the attack in the city.

U.K. Lowers Threat Level as May Urges Public to Remain Vigilant

British officials, who have also had access to sensitive information regarding past USA -focused investigations, are bound by the Official Secrets Act. "Our coverage of Monday's horrific attack has been both comprehensive and responsible". Police have released a photograph of Salman Abedi on the night of the Manchester terror attack , taken from CCTV footage.

Taiwan Will Become First Country In Asia To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

It gave Parliament two years to amend existing laws or pass new ones. The bill was drafted by Yu Mei-nu from Democratic Progressive Party who says that support from Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen could be crucial in passing the law. Taiwanese lawmakers completed the first reading of a same-sex marriage bill in late 2016, but the issue now is being put on the backburner in the current parliamentary session due to pressure from conservative groups.

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP to stand up for Scotland's young people

In East Dunbartonshire, Nicola Sturgeon vowed to put young people at the centre of the SNP's manifesto. Nicola Sturgeon launched an appeal on Saturday to the nation's youth insisting the SNP will create the opportunities to see them get ahead in life.

US accuses Syria of mass executions and burning the bodies

The State Department said Monday it believes that about 50 detainees are hanged each day at the Saydnaya military prison, a 45-minute drive north of Damascus. The Syrian regime has also systematically targeted eastern Aleppo's hospitals and made a practice of abducting civilians, Jones said. Dozens of people, including at least ten children, have been killed and more than 200 injured in a suspected chemical attack in northern Syria, multiple activist groups claim.

South Korea 'Rasputin' daughter abandons appeal for extradition

Danish prosecutors said that Chung withdrew the appeal with the high court based on the judgment that she had a slim chance to overturn the prosecution's decision. Danish authorities approved her extradition in March. She has denied any wrongdoing. Chung's mother Choi Soon Sil , a confidante of Park's, is accused of using her influence to secure her daughter's admission to the elite Ewha Womans University in Seoul , with a state probe revealing that the school had admitted Chung at the ...

Charles Krauthammer: A deal between Israel and the Palestinians is a sideshow

Palestinian protesters shout slogans and hold placards outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem during a demonstration in support of prisoners refusing food in Israeli jails, on May 23, 2017 , during a visit of the United States president to the West Bank town.

United Kingdom police say they have 'hands around' some Manchester attack network

It's the first time that Grande has spoken out since Monday's suicide bombing that killed 22 people . "However, I extend my hand and heart on everything I possibly can to give to you and yours, should you want or need help in any way". "We will not quit or operate in fear". Mr Hopkins said: 'Manchester has come together this week and it is important we continue to stand together, particularly in relation to hate filled views that have no place in Greater Manchester.

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