Trump aide sought secret channel with Kremlin

Kushner spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about creating that line of communication to facilitate sensitive discussions aimed at exploring the incoming administration's options with Russian Federation as it was developing its Syria policy, according to a person familiar with the discussions who spoke with The Associated Press.

Kushner Had Undisclosed Contacts With Russia Envoy

The conversation between Mr. Kushner and the ambassador, Sergey I. Kislyak, took place during a meeting at Trump Tower that Mr. Trump's presidential transition team did not acknowledge at the time. The Post's anonymous sources said that Kislyak was even taken aback by the suggestion. Though the proposal was designed primarily as a conduit to discuss policy issues, it was unclear why such communications would have needed to be carried out through a secret channel.

Islamic State Claims Responsibility For The Egypt Attack On Twitter

The group was travelling in two busses and a truck through the province, which is home to a sizeable Christian minority, he said. One of the gunmen had a camera, eyewitnesses said, indicating that the group behind the shootings might release footage of the attack in the future.

Ariana Grande Announces Manchester Benefit Concert In Powerful Open Letter

Eleven people remain in custody in connection with Monday night's suicide bombing at Manchester Arena , where American singer Ariana Grande had just finished performing. The threat level had been raised to the highest category on Tuesday. In addition, Abedi's father and younger brother were detained in Libya. Grande suspended her Dangerous Woman world tour and cancelled several European shows, including two London shows, after the bombing, which left 22 dead.

National Security Adviser: 'Not Concerned' About Kushner Back-channel Reports

National security adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters on Saturday that he was not bothered by news of President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner's reported attempt to set up a secret backchannel between the United States and Russian Federation.

Greece approves more austerity to unlock bailout

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke Tuesday morning with German Chancellor Angela Merkel , whose country has been the single largest contributor to the Greek bailouts, and discussed the issue of Greece's debt, his office said Wednesday. "Let the people decide with their vote who can lead the country out of the crisis and how", he said in his speech to parliament, renewing his call for early election.

Donald Trump Leaves Italy's Taormina At End Of Summit

It was eight against one, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel . Trump "is isolating the USA from its most important allies and those allies stood strong in the face of backsliding", Heather Coleman, climate director at Oxfam America, said in a statement referring to the Paris Agreement policy of not weakening climate-related commitments over time.

Philippines Launches Surgical Air Strikes to Flush Out Maute Group

Ano also said foreign fighters were believed to be inside, but he was more cautious. Residents took to Twitter about the clashes, reporting of gunfire, raising of black flags, and air strikes. "Anyone now holding a gun, confronting government with violence, my orders are spare no one, let us solve the problems of Mindanao once and for all", said Duterte , who is from the island, after cutting short a visit to Russian Federation and returning to Manila .

Trump meeting with G-7, African leaders

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". The delay from the being seen as an area for concern for advocates of worldwide action to confront climate change . The G-7 countries are: Canada, France, Italy , Japan, Germany, the United States and the UK.

Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

The top USA diplomat for East Asia says Chinese officials have told Washington they have tightened border controls with North Korea as part of United Nations sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities. The missile is meant to simulate an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a Missile Defence Agency spokesman said. While it wasn't scheduled with the expectation of an imminent North Korean missile threat, the military will closely watch whether it shows ...

Philippine gov't forces launch airstrike on militant group

Duterte said on Wednesday that one of the policemen killed was similarly caught at a checkpoint set up by the militants, then beheaded. "We are therefore calling on all citizens not only those in Marawi but also in other areas of Mindanao to join us in the fight.

North Korean diplomat tells UN that United States is real aggressor

According to South Korea's Yonhap news agency, North Korean official Kang Sam-hyon said: "The CIA of the United States and the intelligence service of South Korea, hotbed of evils in the world, hatched a vicious plot to hurt the supreme leadership of the DPRK".

Macron First French Leader to Seek Balancing Business, Politics

Gerard Collomb, the mayor of Lyon and a longtime Macron backer, was named interior minister and No. 2 in the government after Prime Minister Edouard Philippe . Despite a long political career, it will be his first ministerial position. Another figure from the right adopted into Macron's 22-strong government is Gerald Darmanin, who is named as minister of public accounts.

Czech parliament recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

In Bethlehem , Trump nodded to Israeli complaints of payments by the Palestinian Authority to families of Palestinians jailed in Israel and those killed in attacks on Israelis. "As we prepare to mark 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem, President Trump stood in the historic capital of Israel today and made clear to the world that the USA recognizes the Jewish people's ancient and eternal ties to this holy land".

DNC calls for firing Trump's son-in-law over Russian Federation revelations

Kislyak and Michael Flynn , who served as national security adviser to the president briefly before he was sacked. Kushner, 36, a senior White House aide, has not commented. The New York Times could not immediately confirm these details. The secret channel was supposed to be used to discuss Syria and other policy issues during the transition period between Trump's election in November and his inauguration in January 2017.

Brussels | Angry UK to confront Trump on leaks as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders meet

The President said others needed to comply with their financial obligations toward the Alliance in order to guarantee their common defence and accused 23 of NATO's 28 members of not paying their dues. "We must be tough, we must be strong, and we must be vigilant". President Trump later changed his mind. Trump's public scolding was all the more remarkable given the fact that he has actually backed away from some of his most provocative comments on foreign policy issues since taking ...

Trump sides with French victor, at least now

After that, having been presented to Trump's wife, Melania, the 39-year-old French president lingered longer in his handshake with the United States first lady than the etiquette prescribes. There was one at this point on climate, but I hope we'll reduce that gap. Trump's done this because of what Macron's just done. Between allies, Macron said, there would always be differences, but they needed to be discussed and worked through.

Manchester attack: Police try to trace bomber's last movements

A spokesman for Libyan authorities said one of Abedi's final acts was to ring his mother. "He was giving farewell", bin Salem added. The number of arrests in the United Kingdom ticked up to eight as British Transport Police said armed officers would begin patrols on some trains because of an increased threat of terrorism.

Macron visits troops in Mali, keeping campaign pledge

After their recent meeting in Berlin, Macron said he and Chancellor Merkel had discussed the issue, and she had been supportive. Mali's president is warning that the French-led fight against extremist groups in West Africa, which he calls "an enemy with a thousand faces", is going to be a long-term job.

United Kingdom police arrest 2 more bomb suspects, raising total to 11

Twenty-two people were killed and dozens more seriously injured when Abedi, 22, detonated a device as fans left Manchester Arena, where U.S. star Ariana Grande was performing on Monday night. A third relative, Abedi's older brother Ismail, was arrested in Manchester. Abedi's father is alleged to be a former member of an Al-Qaeda-backed Libyan Islamic Fighter Group.

Jared Kushner Had Undisclosed Contacts With Russian Envoy

Kislyak reportedly expressed surprise at the idea of letting a US official use Russian communications equipment at its embassy or consulate, as such a move would be fraught with security risks for Moscow as well as the Trump team, the Post reported .

New arrests in Manchester bombing, 11 in custody

A spokesman said the brother was aware of Abedi's attack plan and both belonged to the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attack. "It's very clear that this is a network that we are investigating", Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins told reporters, as four people remained in custody.

Trump's son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy

Pointedly, Kushner has not attempted to deny those reports , published Friday evening by both the New York Times and Washington Post . "We're just not going to", Cohn said of Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, who had been on the trip but returned home as planned after participating in Trump's visit to the Vatican.

Trump warns Nato not to 'freeload off US'

Not yet on the agenda: a news conference. In another cringe-worthy moment, Trump shoved Montenegrin leader Dusko Markovic out of his way to clamber to the front of the pack to preen for a photo-op. President Donald Trump launched a salvo against Germany and its auto sales in the United States at a meeting with European Union leaders, German weekly Der Spiegel reported.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to lend support to coalition against ISIL, says Sec.-Gen. Stoltenberg

Markovic is brushing off the incident, according to the Associated Press , and he said that it was only "natural" that Trump be in the front row. "I refuse to do that", he said, invoking the issue by pretending not to talk about it. we will stop this", he reportedly told the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk, according to the New York Daily News.

World Leaders Blamed Donald Trump for Failure to Reach Climate Change Agreement

The leaders, who are meeting in Sicily, have been wrangling on the wording of a final communique since yesterday with global trade and climate change the main stumbling blocks. The declaration included what appeared to be some softening of US resistance on multilateral trade. The US is the world's biggest carbon emitter after China.

Trump's Middle East trip alienates key ally

Before President Trump boards Air Force One on Saturday, he will conclude his whirlwind eight-day trip overseas at the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Taormina, Italy . Visiting Riyadh , Jerusalem and Rome - all in countries that are respective centers of the world's three dominant religions, Islam, Judaism and Christianity - Trump carried a common theme throughout his trip: the need to unify against terrorism.

ISIS Booby Traps Killed Mosul Civilians After Airstrike

The US military did not know about the civilians sheltered in the building, nor was it aware that the building had been rigged with explosives when it conducted the strike, Air Force Gen. Investigators also worked with regional and western news outlets and non-government organizations active in the area, he said. " You can't repeat these mistakes ", he said.

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

Greater Manchester Police previously hailed the "significant" arrests made and the "very important" items seized in raids as they attempt to close the net on Abedi's suspected terror network. "We've got to try to understand everything we can about the dead terrorist, his associates". "While we do not usually comment on information-sharing arrangements with worldwide law enforcement organisations, we want to emphasise that, having received fresh assurances, we are now working closely with our ...

Gunfight erupts in Kashmir

Army troops had on Friday foiled an attack by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) on a patrol party along the LoC in Uri sector, killing two terrorists. The Tral gunfight ensued after a patrol of the army's counter-insurgency unit Rashtriya Rifles was sacked upon near Tral town late on Friday evening.

Manchester Bombing: British Police Release New Photos of Suspect Salman Abedi

A third suspect, a local woman, was also arrested Wednesday overnight during an armed raid but was later released without charges. British police are irritated that information shared with US officials has leaked to USA media, which reported Abedi's name before police confirmed it.

Trump administration gives notice on NAFTA renegotiations

There were reports in April that Trump was considering an executive order to withdraw the usa from NAFTA. Recently the Trump administration announced a mini-deal with China on trade - the first fruits of a larger effort to renegotiate the U.S.

Conservatives in humiliating 'dementia tax' U-turn after Google ad criticism

In 2015, the Conservatives announced a total cap on social care of £72,000, which appeared to have been abandoned on Friday when the party published its manifesto. The pound dropped 0.5% against the U.S. dollar to below $1.30 at one point before later recovering slightly to stand just 0.3% weaker by mid-European session.

3 foreign climbers dead, 1 missing near top of Mount Everest

According to Reuters , Yearwood was one of 16 on a team led by American climber Dan Mazur. American climber dies near summit of Mount Everest; Indian climber missing following successful ascent - ABC News (@ABC) May 21, 2017 Indian climber Ravi Kumar went missing on Saturday near Balcony.

Sea lion drags young girl off dock and underwater in scary video

Certainly when animals are habituated to being around people, and the sea lion looked like he had no fear, the best thing for animals is not to trust their intentions are good. "Her family were just in shock ". They are huge animals. "I didn't know sea lions did that", said Cabot Phillips. According to Section 7 of the federal government's Marine Mammal Regulations, anyone who disturbs a marine mammal, except when legally fishing, can face a maximum penalty of a $100,000 fine.

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