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Israel uneasy over 'crazy' regional arms race

And I want to tell you also how much we appreciate the reassertion of American leadership in the Middle East. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Washington has added tens of millions of dollars in extra defense aid for Israel , a day after U.S.

United Kingdom eases terror threat level

The straps of a knapsack are visible on his shoulders. "Our priorities are to understand the run up to this awful event and understand if more people were involved in plotting this attack", the statement read . "There will be more arrests". A sweeping counterterrorism operation has been underway since the attack on Monday, with 11 arrested, including two picked up on Saturday.

Donald Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner sought secret line to Moscow

The White House did not respond to a request for comment. But overall, having Kushner even remotely acting as someone or with people that he shouldn't be interacting with is a bad, bad sign for Donald Trump himself and the outcome of this investigation.

Bomb disposal team used to search Wigan house in UK bomb investigation

Rudd said that up to 3,800 military personnel would be deployed on Britain's streets following the bombing, which was carried out as concertgoers - many of them teenagers and younger children - were leaving a show by USA pop singer Ariana Grande.

G-7 Summit Ends Without US Joining Consensus On Climate Change

Earlier in the day, Trump declined to join six other world powers Italy in affirming the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Oxfam activists wearing masks of the leaders of the G7 summit; from left, Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni, US President Donald Trump , German Chancellor Angela Merkel , Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, French President Emmanuel Macron, stage a demonstration in Giardini Naxos, near the venue of the G7 summit in the Sicilian town of Taormina , southern Italy , ...

Jared Kushner 'discussed back channel for talking to Russian Federation about Syria'

Mr Kushner is prepared to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and role in Mr Trump's presidential campaign, his lawyer said. While the FBI is investigating Kushner's contacts with Russian Federation, he is not now a target of that investigation, a current law enforcement official told the Reuters .

Golden State Warriors must avoid complacency before Finals begin

LeBron James and the Cavaliers are searching for their first championship repeat in team history, while Stephen Curry and the Warriors aim to reclaim the title that the Cavs tore from their grip in last year's Finals. But those minutes vs. the Cavs are going to matter in big ways. So basically, the Warriors are constantly running, and while they haven't been as efficient as they could be, they're just overwhelming teams with opportunities to do so.

President Trump Makes ISIS the Issue at NATO Summit

Earlier on Thursday speaking at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarter in Brussels , Trump firmly asked all 28 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nations to contribute their fair share of funds to their defence budget. Trump, who unlike other leaders at the summit is not planning to address reporters, did not respond to shouted questions as to whether the United Kingdom can trust the USA with sensitive material.

Trump Tells Confidants He's Pulling Out Of The Paris Climate Agreement

Donald Trump continued to distance himself from fellow world leaders over climate change at the G-7 summit, and said he'll determine next week whether to pull the USA out of the landmark Paris climate accord. Trump tweeted that he will make his decision next week, signaling that he has yet to officially make up his mind. At the end of a G7 summit, it's customary for the nations to release a communiqué that conveys areas of consensus among the nations.

United Kingdom police responding to an incident at a college in Manchester

The following roads are now closed - Mancunian Way, Limby street and Jackson Street. Police also continued to investigate the suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, and his suspected links to a wider extremist "network". Another brother, 23-year-old Ismail, was arrested on Tuesday in Manchester. The force said it was too early to say whether the alert is linked to its investigation into the Manchester bomb attack.

CCTV photo released of killer on day of Manchester bombing

Police arrested two more people and were on Thursday searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people at a pop concert , as British authorities complained bitterly about investigation leaks by US officials.

Korea, US plans 1st test of ICBM intercept

On Tuesday, may 30, the USA military will test the system to intercept Intercontinental ballistic missiles . The Associated Press notes that missile intercept technology has a "spotty track record", having succeeded in just 9 of 17 attempts since 1999.

US Plans First Test Of ICBM Intercept, With North Korea On Mind

In recent weeks, Pyongyang has ratcheted up military tensions through a series of ballistic missile tests , which many observers said indicated it is on course to develop a longer-range missile capable of reaching the USA mainland. It carried out two atomic tests past year, insisting it needs nuclear weapons to defend itself against the threat of invasion. "They also agreed to further strengthen the alliance between the United States and Japan , to further each country's capability to ...

Pep Guardiola Makes Interesting Statement On His First Season At Manchester City

Guardiola can finish no higher than third in this season's Premier League , which will be the lowest final placing of his managerial career. When it was put to Guardiola that City's poor results, compared with those he achieved at Barça and Bayern, might suggest he had found England more hard than Germany or Spain, the 45-year-old said: "They are not a outcome of it being tougher".

FA Cup final: Conte reacts to Chelsea's loss, Moses' red card

Yet back in the bowels of the stadium, where questions quickly turned to his future, he kept his cards close to his chest, refusing to offer any real clues as to whether the FA Cup victory represented a glorious farewell or the springboard for future success under his command.

Jared Kushner proposed secret back channel with Kremlin

It's likely McMaster's latest claim that he would not be concerned over news of Kushner's attempt to set up a line of communication between the USA and Russian Federation will diminish his credibility as national security adviser. While US government departments do set up secure lines with foreign leaders, it is unusual for a transition team to do so, Washington Post reports .

Ariana Grande to hold benefit concert in 'incredibly courageous city of Manchester'

Salman Abedi , 22, was identified as the bomber and was believed to have been killed in the blast. Russian authorities on Friday warned its citizens against visiting Britain after London raised its threat level in the wake of the Manchester suicide attack.

UK police gear up for long-weekend security

A woman arrested on Wednesday in Blackley has been released without any charge, the police said earlier. Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins said the leaked images of bomb parts had caused great distress to the families of the victims.

Arsene Wenger's future 'will all be very clear' next week

Arsenal even had the luxury of a man advantage from the 68th minute when Victor Moses received a second yellow card for diving. Despite going a man down, Chelsea contrived to equalise in the 76th minute when Costa chested down substitute Willian's pass before beating Ospina with the aid of a slight deflection off Mertesacker .

Trump Frustrates G7 Climate Agreement

Trump promised on the campaign trail to "cancel" the Paris Agreement arguing that it hurts USA energy interests, but actually exiting the deal has proven more complicated than Trump portrayed it on the campaign trail. Tensions recently escalated between the two countries after the Trump administration imposed new tariffs on softwood lumber from Canada and railed against its pricing of domestic milk to cover more dairy ingredients, which impacts USA dairy producers.

Trump's Bromance With Duterte Is a Risky Foundation for US-Philippine Ties

While the DFA refused to confirm the veracity of the transcript , The New York Times said it has a source in Washington , a senior administration official, who confirmed that the transcript was accurate . A senior U.S. official said the Trump administration did not dispute the accuracy of the transcript and declined to comment further. The DFA said that Duterte and Trump "have a a good and warm working relationship".

Trump Slams NATO Allies Standing Feet Away for Not 'Paying…

Trump then stood near Markovic and spoke to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite . North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders decided in 2011 that each country would boost defense spending to 2% of the national GDP by 2024, but the spending goes toward the countries' own militaries and is not considered a payment to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

Krauthammer: For now, Saudi Arabia is where Middle East peace must start

National Security Adviser HR McMaster. Paul Gosar of Prescott and Andy Biggs of Gilbert - believe such a move would be the right thing to do, others say it would set back the already hard peace process between the Israelis and Palestinians, both of whom lay claim to Jerusalem .

Trump refuses to commit to climate change agreement at G7 summit

After that conversation, Trump economic adviser, Gary Cohn , said the president's views are "evolving" and that he feels "much, much more knowledgeable" after the conversation with world leaders. G7 leaders also found agreement on other points, such as backing closer co-operation against terrorism after the concert bombing Monday in Manchester that killed 22 people.

Manchester bombing: Raids in St Helens, Merseyside, as probe widens

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. He said the younger brother had travelled from London to Tripoli on April 16. I have been thinking of my fans, and of you all, non stop over the past week.

Donald Trump calls first trip abroad 'home run' as challenges await

Mr. Trump, who campaigned on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, delayed a decision on whether to commit to the accord, leaving the other G7 leaders to reaffirm their support without the USA on board. But Germany, for instance, has been increasing its defense spending with the goal of reaching the 2 percent target by 2024. Trump skipped the traditional end-of-trip news conference to avoid facing questions about a host of problems he faces upon his return to Washington later on ...

Trump Refuses to Commit to Paris Climate Agreement, Vows Decision "Next Week"

President Donald Trump , however, took to Twitter to say that he would issue a final decision on the 195-nation accord next week. That tweet set a timeframe for the United States to quickly reconsider its original position, contained in the G7 communique , of abstaining from the pact.

Jared Kushner 'discussed secret communications channel with Russia'

USA intelligence officials became aware of Kushner's suggestion to Kislyak for a secret channel after reviewing intercepts of the Russian ambassador's communications with Moscow following the meeting in New York City, according to the Washington Post .

Trump son-in-law sought secret communications with Moscow

According to Reuters, Kushner held at least two phone calls between April and November of previous year with Kislyak, who's represented Russian President Vladimir Putin in Washington since 2008. It is also not clear whether Kushner engaged with Kislyak on his own or with other Trump aides. "The next question is whether the President authorised this, because no one stands between Trump and Kushner on the chain of command", Watson asked.

Egypt launches strikes in retaliation for attack on Christians

State television, citing an army statement, reported that Egyptian warplanes carried out at least six airstrikes against "terror camps" in the eastern Libyan city of Derna. In past attacks, Egypt had usually identified local jihadists as the perpetrators. After a visit to Egypt last month by Pope Francis, IS vowed to escalate attacks against Christians and urged Muslims to steer clear of Christian gatherings and Western embassies.

Islamic State Claims Deadly Shooting of Egyptian Christians

According to the agency, the families of those who were killed in the attack will receive EGP100,000, while those injured will receive EGP40,000 if they were hospitalised for more than 72 hours. The latest attack drew global condemnation. On Apr 9, this year, at least 46 people, belonging to the same faith, died in a dual suicide bomb blast at church services in Alexandria and Tanta, forcing the country's President to declare a state of emergency.

Shot fired during robbery at Costco in Northern California

A second shot was sacked into the air as they were leaving the parking lot, police said. A store employee tackled one of the unmasked suspects, leading to the arrest of 21-year-old Oakland resident Kasean Edwards, but the other two got away.

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.

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