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Sen. John McCain: Senate Working On Its Version Of AHCA

Pain at polls for health-plan backers? Just to name a few: There might be some serious changes to female reproductive rights (like the end of birth control being covered 100 percent by insurance and lack of coverage for some maternity services); things like sexual assault and c-sections may be considered pre-existing conditions; and Planned Parenthood could be completely defunded.

U.S. gives Israel another $75 million in defense aid

Trump arrived there under heavy security Monday afternoon with his wife, Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Trump is already emerging as an agent of change in the context of traditionally stagnant peace negotiations (in the Mideast) by moving the goalposts, by reframing the parameters of dialogue.

G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks, French source says

Despite the discord, Trump concluded his first overseas trip on a typically bullish note, telling USA service families at the Sigonella base in Sicily he had "hit a home run" shortly before taking off to fly back home. One senior European Union official said that leaders recognized that Trump was at the center of an impassioned debate in the US, and even within his own administration, over whether the USA should stick with the Paris agreement, that they appreciated the chance to make ...

House intel Dem would review Kushner's clearance

According to the report , U.S. officials intercepted communications of Russian operatives discussing Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak telling superiors that Kushner asked him about the possibility of such a secret communications channel during a meeting in December at Trump Tower.

Comey acted on fake intelligence

According to the CNN story, Comey did not consult with Attorney General Loretta Lynch when he decided to make a public announcement that the investigation was over. Lieu said, "I disagreed with FBI Director Comey's decisions a year ago, but I can't second-guess them, because he knew that there were conservative media sites and other media platforms that were more than willing to propagate false Russian propaganda and Russian fake news".

Donald Trump says Syrian president Bashar Assad has committed 'unspeakable crimes'

THEN: Trump declared in a March 2016 interview with CNN that, "I think Islam hates us" adding that, "there's a tremendous hatred there". "Trump chose, instead, to make his first presidential visit to an oligarchic kleptocracy which forces women to hide their faces and forbids them to travel without a male guardian's permission ".

Britain's Bernie Sanders wants huge tax hike to make college free

The Labour leader plans to raise £6.4 billion from the top 5% of earners by lowering the threshold for the 45p rate of income tax from £150,000 to £80,000 and introducing a new 50p rate for earnings above £123,000. Speaking during a campaign visit to a factory in Stoke-on-Trent, the Prime Minister said: "If you look across that manifesto, the question isn't what people are promising but can you believe people will deliver what they are promising?" The Labour Party has published its full ...

United States leaks over Manchester test 'special relationship'

The force has reportedly stopped sharing intelligence relating to the attack with the USA government after concerns that American intelligence officers were continuing to leak confidential details of the investigation to the American media.

White House shaken as Russian Federation probe pierces Trump's inner circle

Jared Kushner, a top aide to his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, spoke in December with the Russian ambassador about creating a secret communications channel with the Kremlin, a source with knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN. Trump said he had helped forge more worldwide cooperation in the fight against militants, a threat he said was underscored by a suicide bomber in Manchester, England, and the killing of Coptic Christians in Egypt.

Two more men arrested over Manchester bombing

Singer Ariana Grande has announced she will return to Manchester , England, for a benefit concert following a terror attack at her concert earlier this week. In the Libyan capital Tripoli, Abedi's younger brother Hashem, 20, and their father, Ramadan, were held by special forces linked to the interior ministry.

China's Xi outlines plans for wide cooperation in trade plan

India snubbed the summit, still angry at the China-Pakistan economic corridor which runs through the disputed territory of Kashmir. The Chinese Foreign Ministry's response came over the remarks of External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay, who had asserted two days ago that India can not accept a project that violates its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

FBI Declines to Provide Docs to House Commitee

The special counsel, former FBI Director Robert Mueller , is overseeing an investigation into Russia's meddling in the election and whether there was any collusion with Trump associates. Instead, Chaffetz said, his committee work "will complement the work of the Special Counsel" and shed light on matters of "high public interest". "We will update this response as soon as possible".

Levin tears apart Arabs' phony claims to Israeli land

But Isaac Herzog, the opposition leader and the head of the Labor Party, said that Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and adviser on the Middle East, told him that the United States meant to follow up quickly with a process moving toward an agreement.

Trump Russia inquiry: Kushner under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny

And Reuters, citing seven current and former U.S. officials, reported that Mr Kushner had at least three contacts with Mr Kislyak during and after the presidential campaign that were previously undisclosed. Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said this week that Trump's time in office has been a "complete disaster" aside from foreign affairs. "How would he trust that the Russians wouldn't leak it on their side?" said one former senior intelligence official.

House intel Democrat wants review of Kushner's clearance

Current and former U.S. Intelligence officials told the Washington Post on Friday that, while Russian diplomats do typically maintain secure communication lines with Moscow , Kushner's request for access to those channels is highly unorthodox.

Israel Marks 50 Years of Reunited Capital on Jerusalem Day

He's also backed away from his campaign pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , bending to the same security risks as other presidents who have made that promise. Trump also mentioned his talk with Abbas, telling the audience, "They [Palestinians] are ready to reach for peace". The U.S. has never recognized Israeli sovereignty over territory occupied in 1967, including east Jerusalem .

Man leads police on high speed pursuit using stolen ambulance

When the vehicle reached Peel Region, OPP officers became involved in the pursuit. "We had our Highway 400 unit from our highway safety division keeping observation for it", Leon said. They the ambulance will be thoroughly inspected before it's returned to service. "When that ambulance gets back to its home base, I suspect that it will have a very, very good going over by their people", he said.

Norway demands return of funds from Palestinian Authority

And then. the PA promptly dedicated the center in honor of Dalal Mughrabi the terrorist that carried out one of the most deadly and gruesome terror attacks in Israel's history. "Neither the Norwegian authorities nor the United Nations were consulted in advance or invited to the opening ceremony". The Norwegian government underlined to the Palestinian Authority that its logo must immediately be removed from the sign on the building and anywhere else it appears in the center.

White House refuses to comment on Kushner's Russian Federation ties

That's according to a person familiar with the request who wasn't authorized to discuss the developments publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Kushner, a close adviser to Trump, went so far as to suggest using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States to protect such a channel from being monitored, The Post said, quoting U.S.

UK says some of Manchester bomber's network potentially still at large

British officials are particularly angry that photos detailing evidence about the bomb were published in The New York Times , although it's not clear that the paper obtained the photos from US officials. Tillerson said the allies' close security relationship would survive. "He was giving farewell", bin Salem said. Meanwhile police in Libya have detained the father and brother of 22-year-old bomber Salman Abedi.

Manchester Bomber Probably Has ISIS Training, U.S. Official Says

Police said Thursday that a woman arrested in Blackley had been released without charge. The Chelsea soccer team announced it would cancel Sunday's victory parade in London that was to have celebrated the team's Premier League title win this season.

Israeli PM to undergo procedure for kidney stone

Mordechai Duvdevani. Professor Reuven Pizov, Director of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, and Dr. Yuval Meroz, senior anesthesiologist also participated in the procedure. He underwent colonoscopies in both 2014 and 2015. "The prime minister has recovered and resumed all his duties". At his previous medical check-up in August 2016, he received a clean bill of health.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State

The crisis in Marawi , home to some 200,000 people, has grown increasingly dire as the militants show unexpected tenacity, fending off a military that has unleashed attack helicopters, armored vehicles and scores of soldiers. Cardinal Quevedo said in a statement on Friday. He is at the nexus of several militant groups that are trying to merge into a more powerful force. "Before it is just a local terrorist group, but now there is an ideology; they have subscribed to the ideology of the ISIS ...

Manchester attack: Police arrest 25-year-old in Old Trafford

Police have issued a photograph of Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton born to Libyan parents, taken on Monday night before the attack and said they believed he had assembled his bomb in an apartment in the city centre. But he said there were still "gaps in our understanding" of the plot, as investigators probed Abedi's potential links to jihadis in Britain, Europe, Libya and the Middle East.

Graham: Withdrawing from Paris deal would be bad for GOP

Trump tweeted from the G7 summit in Sicily, where he had been pressed by USA partners to commit to a framework aimed at stemming global warming. The U.S. "So he knows that in the USA, there's very strong opinions on both sides, but he also knows that Paris has important meaning to numerous European leaders".

Trump's son-in-law 'proposed secret channel between Kremlin and transition team'

Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn , also attended the meeting . In a separate development, seven current and former USA officials told Reuters news agency that Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with Kislyak during and after the 2016 presidential campaign.

G7 Leaders Plow Ahead After Trump Stalls on Climate Accord

German weekly Der Spiegel quoted Mr Trump as saying in a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday that Germans were "very bad" on its vehicle sales to the USA, and vowed to "stop this". The communique notes that the Americans are "not in a position to join consensus" on climate change . "The president is thinking about what his options are and is taking in what he learned from world leaders today", Cohn said.

BC fire chief's body recovered after disappearance in flood

Cassidy disappeared on May 5, when he was thought to be checking creek flow levels at a campground as snowmelt and rain caused floods in the region. Ashcroft RCMP, Kamloops and Ashcroft Fire Rescue, and search and rescue technicians worked through the night, with recovery efforts continuing this morning.

Two more arrests made in relation to United Kingdom concert bombing

Troops to bolster police numbers will be gradually withdrawn from the streets starting Monday, May said . A woman arrested in the United Kingdom on suspicion of involvement in the Manchester suicide attack has been released without charge, but six other men remain in custody in England and Libya with authorities fearing a second attack may be imminent.

Trump angry at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies for not spending enough on defense

She said that included Trump. "All people who cherish life must unite behind finding, exposing and removing these killers and extremists". In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation.

Bomb was assembled in flat where Salman Abedi spent last hours

TRT World's Jon Brain reports on the latest from Manchester. Tensions are running high after a series of leaks in U.S. media revealed details about the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a pop concert in the city on Monday night.

Russian banker Kushner met with considered 'Putin crony' by United States intel

Upon Trump's return, the administration will add experienced political professionals, including Trump's former campaign manager, and possibly more lawyers to handle the Russian Federation probe, which has gained new urgency since the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to head the investigation, the sources said.

Ramadan fasting likely to start May 26 - Chief Imam

President Donald Trump wished the world's 1.6 billion Muslims a "joyful Ramadan" on Friday as they prepare to embrace the holy month. The first day of Ramadhan 1438 (Hijri) is May 27 , Saturday. "During this month of Ramadan, let us be resolved to spare no measure so that we may ensure that future generations will be free of this scourge and able to worship and commune in peace".

UK police arrest fifth person in connection with Manchester attack

Police swoop on a man near to Wigan town centre. He said he had heard that Salman's father took his son's passport away amid concerns about his close ties to alleged extremists and criminals. Wigan Council said Wigan Lane was closed between Mesnes Road and Central Parkway due to "a police incident", warning the public to avoid the area. Soufiane Hamdadou, the owner of nearby restaurant Fat Olive, said he saw armed police on the street at about 3pm.

Krauthammer: Middle East peace a perennial pursuit

Alarming figures show a dramatic increase in hate crimes against Muslims and Jewish communities since past year. We're committed to the freedom of all faiths and to the rights of all. "But if you're a JNF supporter, you're a supporter of Israel and of Jerusalem , so it's not a conflict for us". It was the Iranian Revolutionary Guards who showed the militias in Iraq how to make explosive charges to blow up USA vehicles, with loss of many American lives, and paved the way for the current ...

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