Philippines steps up bombing of Islamist militants in city

The city of Marawi has been under siege by Isis-linked militants since a failed raid Tuesday night on a suspected hideout of Isnilon Hapilon , who is on Washington's list of most-wanted terrorists. Hapilon is still hiding out in the city under the protection of gunmen who are trying to find a way to extricate him, the country's military chief said.

Pope: More Christian martyrs today than in ancient times

Although no group immediately said it was behind the attack, Islamic State (IS) militants have targeted Copts several times in recent months. Senior Egyptian officials said fighter jets targeted bases in eastern Libya of the Shura Council, an Islamist militia known to be linked to al-Qaida, not the Islamic State grop.

Britain's threat level lowered to 'critical'

Salman Abedi, the bomber behind the Manchester suicide bombing, is seen in this image taken from CCTV on the night he committed the attack in this handout photo released to Reuters on May 27, 2017 . A police officer speaks to a resident at an address in Moss Side, Manchester, Britain May 27, 2017. The Times newspaper said on Saturday that intelligence officers had identified 23,000 jihahist extremists living in Britain.

President Donald Trump (L) and former FBI Director James Comey

Chaffetz says he wants to determine whether the president attempted to influence or impede the FBI's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . The letter says that the current context of the Senate's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election threatens that "any testimony he provides could be used against him".

Ariana Grande says she will return to Manchester for benefit gig

He said police now have a "much better understanding" of what happened. Police are expected to continue their searches at various locations over the holiday weekend. And in a message to the public, Mark Rowley , the UK's most senior counter-terrorism officer, said: 'Go out as you planned and enjoy yourselves'.

Armed police on Wigan street

Two men were arrested by police in Greater Manchester overnight on Thursday, bringing the number in United Kingdom custody to eight. "I want to reassure people that the arrests that we have made are significant and initial searches of premises have revealed items that we believe are very important to the investigation".

Macron snubs Trump for Merkel & another arm wrestle follows

In the footage shared on Macron's own Twitter feed, the new French President can be seen walking towards a gaggle of world leaders at yesterday's (Thursday) Nato summit in Brussels , including Angela Merkel and Mr Trump . In another widely circulated video, he appeared to push aside Dusko Markovic, the prime minister of Montenegro. President Trump is famous for his intimidating, crushing handshakes, but we think he's met his match.

Top Trump advisers dodge questions about Kushner's Russian Federation contacts

Donald Trumps influential son- in-law Jared Kushner allegedly wanted to have a secret and secure communications channel with the Russians weeks after the U.S. And the White House staff itself could be facing upheaval. "We have back-channel communications with any number of individual (countries)". But new administrations are generally cautious in their handling of interactions with Moscow, which US intelligence agencies have accused of waging an unprecedented campaign to interfere in last ...

Jared Kushner ready to talk to FBI about Russian contacts

When The Washington Post broke an explosive report in which intelligence officials alleged that Trump shared highly-classified information with Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting, McMaster went in front of cameras to call the story false as reported and to defend the president's actions as "wholly appropriate".

United States backs call for fight against protectionism in G7 communique

Macron won the French presidency on May 7. According to the source, Mr Trump's administration was unwilling to highlight benefits of human mobility, Reuters reported. But true to form, on Friday Trump also showed that he might be willing to deal. However, a diplomat told Reuters that other Italian proposals - which looked to highlight the benefits of migration and promote a major initiative on food security - were dismissed ahead of the summit.

Trump woos Macron, may disappoint on Paris Agreement

The White House had hoped to use Mr Trump's trip as a moment to reset. On Thursday, more than 20 Republican senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, sent a letter to Trump asking him to leave the Paris Climate Agreement .

White House mum on new Kushner allegations in Russian Federation probe

The intent was to connect Trump's chief national security adviser at the time, Michael Flynn, with Russian military leaders, the AP reports. Russia, a pivotal player in Syria, has backed Syrian President Bashar Assad , often at the expense of civilians during a long civil war.

UNSC condemns North Korea's latest missile launch

The North's state news agency saying it was powered by a solid fuel engine - which allows for launches at short notice. In January 2016, a drone crossed the demarcation line, according to a Defense Ministry white paper released past year. China's United Nations ambassador said Tuesday that multiple North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile tests, with no end in sight, show the "very strong" need for new talks with Pyongyang to reduce tensions and try to achieve denuclearization.

Watch Donald Trump Push A NATO Leader

Trump's comments will disappoint alliance leaders who had hoped for a public commitment from the US president to NATO's security guarantees, which he called into question during his presidential campaign a year ago. Moreover, though the White House recently sent signals that the United States would stay in NATO's mutual defense pact, known as Article 5, Trump made no mention of it as he stood next a monument dedicated to the only time the article has been invoked: during the terror ...

Report Alleges Jared Kushner Wanted Secret Communications Channel With Russia

Those contacts included two phone calls between April and November a year ago, two of the sources said. " Jared Kushner is under scrutiny in the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation". The Post's anonymous sources said that Kislyak was even taken aback by the suggestion. Separately, there were at least 18 undisclosed calls and emails between Trump associates and Kremlin-linked people in the seven months before the November 8 presidential election, including six calls with Kislyak, sources ...

White House silent on reported Kushner 'communications channel' with Moscow

The latest allegations involving Mr. Kushner, the husband of Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter, emerged this week as federal investigators probe the Trump team's ties to Russian Federation in the wake of last year's unprecedented White House race.

Gig attack probe leaks: UK stops sharing info with US

Abedi's father and younger brother were arrested in Tripoli in Libya, where the family originally come from. The name of the attacker was first published by U.S. He is also believed to have been in Germany before, having flown from Frankfurt Airport to Britain in 2015. "I think he saw children - Muslim children - dying everywhere, and wanted revenge".

British police, army respond to Manchester alert

Abedi, a 22-year-old son of Libyan refugees and a first-generation Manchester resident , planted a nail bomb outside of the arena on Monday, where thousands of fans had just attended Grande' concert. Grande did not give a specific date in her post for her return to Manchester, but promised to share details as soon as everything is confirmed. Dozens more who were injured remain hospitalized, more than 20 of them are listed in critical condition.

Charles Krauthammer: Saudis key to Middle East peace

We had a terrific discussion today , and when I say terrific, it encompasses everything. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the top Vatican representative in Jerusalem , told The AJN , "We don't have very high expectations". Netanyahu added: "They want us to turn this small square kilometer into what we see in Palmyra or Aleppo or Mosul, and that's what will happen [if we divide Jerusalem ]".

British police release photo of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi

United States president Donald Trump has said the United States will investigate intelligence leaks that revealed sensitive information about the Manchester bombing before a meeting with British prime minister Theresa May , who planned to raise the issue with him.

G7 leaders agree to fight protectionism, but USA hedges on Paris Agreement

Clearly, for Trump now to violate a major campaign promise and stick with the Paris agreement would be a huge mistake. Throughout Saturday's speech, the president recounted the highlights from his nine-day trip, which began with meeting Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia a week ago, a trip to see Pope Francis at the Vatican and concluded at the G7 Summit on Saturday.

Lawyer: Kushner will to talk to investigators

The Post's report capped off a bad week for Kushner. Donald Trumps influential son- in-law Jared Kushner allegedly wanted to have a secret and secure communications channel with the Russians weeks after the USA presidential polls, according to media reports today.

We should not rush into a referendum, says Australia's first Indigenous minister

The summit was scheduled to coincide with the 50th anniversary of a vote that allowed indigenous Australians to be included on a national census. She said Australia would not be talking about closing the gap between life outcomes of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, and the Aboriginal community would not be taking leadership for its future.

Ariana Grande's Manchester Benefit Concert Could Happen Next Weekend

Controversy over the leaks comes as police continue to make "significant" arrests in relation to the attack, with eight people suspected of having a connection to the bomber already in custody. TRT World's Jon Brain reports on the latest from Manchester. May said she planned to "make clear" to President Donald Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels later Thursday that "intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure".

Egypt: Bus of Christians attacked; Islamic State claims responsibility

A Libyan air force statement said: "The operation was a success and the losses of the Al-Qaeda terrorists were heavy in casualties and equipment". While expressing his "heartfelt solidarity" with all those affected by the attack, Francis said he was particularly mindful of the children who lost their lives when masked gunmen opened fire on a busload of Christian pilgrims on their way to the Monastery of St.

Ousted ROK president appears in court for 1st hearing

Tuesday's court hearing marks the beginning of a closely watched trial that follows months of public protests, parliamentary hearings and the arrests of some of the country's most prominent figures, including Samsung Electronics Co. He died in 1994, and his daughter Choi Soon-Sil - already a friend who handled Park's daily life including her wardrobe choices - inherited his role.

Climate change? I'll think about it, Trump tells G7

The reaction was swift and critical. The French leader says he believes the arguments made by the six other members enabled Trump to understand the importance of that issue and the necessity the Paris agreement for the US economy. The internal G7 divisions and a suicide bombing in Britain on Monday, that killed 22, overshadowed the Italian agenda, but on Saturday five African leaders joined the world power leaders to discuss their continent's potential.

Kushner ready to talk: lawyer

The Washington Post also reported separately that Kushner tried to establish secret and secure communications with the Kremlin during Trump's transition. all of this stuff feels weird and unusual, and I doubt many national security advisers have been called in to do this particular type of rebuttal or contextualization".

Trump condemns leaks after United Kingdom police stop sharing attack information

The decision to stop sharing police information with USA agencies was an extraordinary step for Britain , which is usually at pains to emphasize its "special relationship" with the United States . Multiple media outlets said Thursday, citing anonymous British intelligence sources, that the Greater Manchester Police would stop sharing information on their fast-developing investigation into the bombing with USA counterparts, but the United Kingdom government did not confirm that.

Militants kill 16 civilians in Philippines siege city

Cardinal Quevedo said in a statement on Friday. "There is a certain information that we received which confirmed the killing of 12 members of this group and half that are foreign terrorists - Malaysians, Indonesians, and one other", he noted.

Harley-Davidson Inc (HOG) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages

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Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal: Axios

The reaction was swift and critical. President Donald Trump and other leaders at the G7 summit on the island of Sicily. "But he stands in stark isolation". Environmental groups in the United States, at this point running out of adjectives for the depressing state of this administration's climate policy, did not mince words.

Jared Kushner and the Russians

Flynn served briefly as Trump's national security adviser before being fired in February after officials said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed USA sanctions against Russian Federation in a phone call.

Nat sec officials are apologizing to Europe for Trump's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation speech

The NATO of the future must include a great focus on terrorism, immigration, threats from Russian Federation and those along NATO's eastern and southern borders, the president said. In a speech at the opening of NATO's new headquarters, Trump slammed USA allies for not spending enough on defense before an uncomfortable-looking audience of fellow heads of state, and in between sparked awkward run-ins with other leaders that underscored strained U.S.

Manchester terror attack victims: Five children still critically ill

They were among the 75 people admitted across eight hospitals in the region. Prof Bob Pearson, medical director of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, said 18 adults and 14 children injured in the blast remained in hospital.

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