War with North Korea would be 'worst kind of fighting': Mattis

Each year the Department of Defense spends less than half of 1 percent of its budget - less than the government spends on office supplies - on this vital insurance policy that could save an American city if North Korea follows through on its threats.

Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

Mr Trump vowed America's "absolute solidarity" with the United Kingdom and said that the time had come for the "wicked ideology " behind the attack to be "completely obliterated". Later on Tuesday, Trump will return to Jerusalem to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and give a speech at the Israel Museum before wrapping up his two-day stop.

Israel Isn't in the Middle East

During his trip, Trump pitched the idea of a coalition of Sunni Arab states against Iran and "Islamic extremism" and said Israel could find a communality of interest with such a grouping. That's largely because Trump's primary asset, when it comes to foreign policy, is that he's not Barack Obama . Netanyahu has expressed tentative support for parts of the initiative, but there are many caveats on the Israeli side, including how to resolve the ever more complex refugee issue and ...

The investigation of Julian Assange for rape was dropped

In a statement released online Friday morning, Sweden's director of public prosecutions Marianne Ny says authorities have moved to drop their investigation of the Australian WikiLeaks founder, revoking the Swedish arrest warrant against him.

Trump makes historic visit to Western Wall during trip

A group of left-wing Israeli protesters also attempted to prevent the marchers from entering the Old City by linking arms and blocking the entrance of the Damascus Gate. No injuries were reported and a Palestinian man was held for questioning, a police spokesperson said. The parade came a day after U.S. President Donald Trump left Israel finishing a two-day visit to the country and the occupied West Bank, during which he visited the Western Wall.

Maute group occupies some areas in Marawi

The food agency's offices in other regions are ready to augment the buffer stocks in Mindanao to meet the residents' requirements during the 60-day implementation of martial law in the area. "The Philippines is facing a risky group with more solid worldwide connections", security expert Rommel Banlaoi said of the Maute. It said the fighting erupted after Maute members attacked security forces sent to the area following intelligence reports that gunmen were hiding in the village.

Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attack

Jeremy Christian , 35, is accused of killing army veteran Ricky Best, 53, and Reed College graduate Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche , 23, on Friday as they came to the defense of a pair of Muslim passengers on an MAX commuter train, police said.

Trump attacks news reports on son-in-law, Russia

Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, and Steve Bannon, the president's chief strategist, also returned from Trump's trip early, in part to deal with the political furor over the Russian Federation investigations and the president's decision to fire James Comey as FBI director.

Senior pilot killed, crew members injured in Goma Air crash

The bodies have been sent for postmortem in Kathmandu . Injured flight attendant Pragya Maharjan has been airlifted to Grande International Hospital in Kathmandu this morning via Manang Air helicopter. Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation is going to form a high-level panel to investigate the accident, according to Joint Secretary Suresh Acharya, who also heads the aircraft accident investigation division.

Egypt launches fresh round of attacks on Libyan camps

The group's news agency, Aamaq, said on Saturday that an IS unit targeted the bus the previous day and put the death toll at 32. Egypt responded to the attack, the fourth since December by IS to target Christians, with airstrikes against what the military says are bases in eastern Libya in which the militants have been trained.

Islamic State Claim Kampung Melayu Bomb

The attack comes just before Indonesia the holy month of Ramadan, which shows a push to "step up activities" before and during this time on the Islamic calendar, said Dr. The two suspects who killed three policemen at a bus terminal in East Jakarta on Wednesday night in a suicide-bombing had ties to the Islamic State (IS) terror group, the police said on Thursday.

Takuma Sato of Japan wins the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500

Victory can't be put beyond the leader in any running of the Indy 500 , but the fact that no grid-leader has gone on to win the race since Helio Castroneves did so in 2009 is a worrying statistic for Dixon. "But to come away with the points I have, I can honestly move away from this and move forward". There was tremendous buzz around the Spanish star, who is attempting to win the Triple Crown of racing.

Turkish diplomats say USA police to blame over D.C. brawl

They have filed a formal protest with the USA ambassador. The outlet also released footage of what appears to be a Turkish security guard charging peaceful demonstrators. "We tried to convey our concerns and objections about these detentions to the U.S. State Department before going to the press". It also ordered a US investigation into the matter.

Zambian court allows opposition leader to challenge treason prosecution

Government spokesman Amos Chanda told VOA that Maimane's deportation was legitimate because the politician had said he was trying to influence the court to release Hichilema, which he says is contempt of court. Maimane has called on the Zambian government to drop the charges against Hichilema. Of the altercation on Thursday‚ Maimane said Zambian officials came onto the aircraft‚ a South African Airways flight‚ "manhandled us" and refused to allow them access to legal representation.

United Kingdom police arrest eleventh suspect of Manchester terror attack

Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins said the leaked images of bomb parts had caused great distress to the families of the victims. A friend of the terrorist behind the Manchester attack says he was upset about the stabbing of a friend a year ago. He added that Abedi's father would be "distraught" at his son's actions.

US First Lady Melania Trump is Catholic, spokeswoman confirms

McMaster; Hope Hicks, Trump's communications adviser; Keith Schiller, his former bodyguard; and Dan Scavino, his social media manager. She was raised in a Communist-supporting family in Slovenia and was not baptised as a child. Trump also came bearing gifts. President Donald Trump is Presbyterian . The first lady laughed and said, "Yes". "Oh, the Pope's Christian", said Scarborough, who appears to be hinting at the differences between Trump and the pope.

AGF Investments Inc. Buys 174110 Shares of Vulcan Materials Company (VMC)

What Analysts Say About Hub Group, Inc. Burns J W & NY reported 1,593 shares. Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) has risen 10.59% since May 26, 2016 and is uptrending. They issued a "buy" rating for the company. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Wednesday, January 27 by RBC Capital Markets. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vulcan Materials Company from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 21st.

U.S. leaks shed light on Manchester attack, but infuriate UK

British police confirmed on Wednesday that the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a Manchester concert was not acting alone. Police made three new arrests in South Manchester today in connection with the concert bombing. Greater Manchester chief constable Ian Hopkins said today "distress and upset" had been caused to families of the Manchester attack victims by the leak to the United States media of evidence.

Russians might have duped Federal Bureau of Investigation into letter

As a result, Comey acted unilaterally in 2016 to publicly declare the investigation over without consulting the then-attorney general Loretta Lynch, while at the same time stating that Clinton had been "extremely careless" in her handling of classified information, the sources said on Friday.

UFC Fight Night Stockholm Results: Alexander Gustafsson Crushes Glover Teixeira

As much as Gustafsson will celebrate his win over Teixeira on Sunday, he might enjoy his new engagement even more. Teixeira was knocked down in the third round but refused to go quietly. Alexander Gustafsson had just put on the greatest performance of his UFC career as he picked apart the worryingly durable Teixeira on the feet before getting the finish in the fifth and final round.

Kushner ties to Russian Federation questioned as Trump blasts media lies

Kelly, asked on ABC about the reported plan to use Russian equipment or facilities, said, "I don't know if all of that is true". But he said on "Fox News Sunday" that "any channel of communications back or otherwise with a country like Russian Federation is a good thing".

SHAMEFUL: Trump, like an elementary school bully shoves North Atlantic Treaty Organisation official

The discord was palpable even in body language. Finally, as aghast fellow leaders whispered amongst themselves, Trump blasted them for owing "massive amounts of money", leaving allies back in the uncertain space they were previous year. Inside, Trump ignored the questions again, mouthing "thank you" before dismissing reporters from the room. Based on a statement from the White House, European leaders had expected that Trump would commit to the core mission of the alliance established in ...

Trump Yelled at Abbas, 'You Tricked Me,' Israeli TV Reports

But Trump, in a carefully worded speech, walked around the issue. "Trump administration officials also have issued a range of answers when pressed to explain whether they believe Jerusalem is part of Israel ". And in Brussels, NATO leaders chafed at Trump's lecture, which did not acknowledge member states' recent increases in military spending nor did it include a reaffirmed USA commitment to the alliance's mutual defense pledge, in light of Trump's disparaging comments about the alliance ...

Kushner sought secret back channel with Russia

Kushner, a key White House adviser, had meetings late past year with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov. Flynn was sacked in February, officials saying he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed USA sanctions against Russian Federation in a phone call.

United Kingdom lowers threat level as Manchester bomber photos released

Investigators gave details of Abedi's last hours as they released photographs from security cameras showing the bespectacled suicide bomber in trainers, jeans, black sleeves, a black cap and a black puffer waistcoat, over which the straps of his backpack can be seen.

Kushner sought secret Russian Federation channel

Kushner "suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States for the communications", the Post reported , in an apparent attempt to try to shield discussions during the transition from monitoring. Attorney General Jeff Sessions also reportedly held meetings with the Russians which he omitted on security clearance forms. Mr. Kislyak discussed the proposal with his superiors in Moscow, and that conversation was intercepted by USA intelligence, the Post reported.

Malaysians, Indonesians, fighting alongside IS-linked rebels in Marawi

President Rodrigo Duterte has promised full support for government troops fighting the Maute group in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur province. In Manila , hundreds of protesters marched Friday to the presidential palace to oppose Duterte's declaration of martial law in the southern Mindanao region.

Trump lashes out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports

One Saturday, Mr Trump also cancelled a rally in Iowa next week "due to an unforeseen change" in the President's schedule, but there was no further elaboration. Federal investigators and several congressional committees are looking into any connections between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, including allegations that there may have been collaboration to help Trump and harm his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Rouhani says to boost Iran's ties with Russian Federation in new term

Such moves by the Trump administration would provide Iranian conservatives with ample ammunition to target Rouhani's policies. " Remarks by enemy about Iran's missile power result from their ignorance", Rouhani was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.

Taiwan's top court backs same-sex marriage in historic ruling

And outside Taipei's parliament, the celebrations continued. In certain areas of the world, while gay marriage is not yet legal, it's not considered a crime. The court wrote that the legislature has moved to slowly in granting this right, but because "these petitions involve the protection of people's fundamental rights", the time to act is now.

Philippine's Duterte under fire for rape jokes

After saying that he would personally imprison soldiers who commit human rights violations, he then joked, "If you rape three people, I will admit to that". Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, Westmincom chief, said the aerial strikes were surgical and receive precise information from ground troops before launching air to ground strikes.

Kushner proposed back channel with Russia involving policy toward Syria, source says

The Post reported earlier in the week that Kushner - who helped plan the Middle East portion of Trump's trip and traveled with the president to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican - is now a focus of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Vettel shows speed again with fastest time in final practice

So, we are going to prepare for the race as usual". Even more so for Hamilton , whose chances of a third win at Monaco and 56th overall now look extremely remote. "There are cars in the past that have been attractive to drive and have been a lot easier to set up. I still had a bit of a gap and nothing to lose, so I pushed as hard as possible and in two laps, I surprised myself to pull open a gap and then I came out (of the pits) in front".

Govt considering judical probe into Vizhinjam deal: CM

He said that the government is thinking of conducting the investigation by the HC sitting judge. The CM made the statements while speaking at a public function in Alappuzha. "The government will take necessary action after examining the CAG report". The government can only go forward with the project by setting aside the differences.

Resistance leaders call for 2-day shutdown

Malik and chairmen of both factions of Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, have called for a two-day shutdown in the Valley to protest the killing of the two militants and the use of "brute force" against the protestors.

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