Reports surface of back channel with Russia

The back channel was meant to connect Michael Flynn, who later became Trump's first national security adviser, with Russian military leaders, said the person, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss private policy considerations and spoke on condition of anonymity.

G7 Leaders Set out to Fight Protectionism

A joint statement , issued as the Taormina summit came to a close, said: "The US is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement and thus is not in a position to join the consensus on these topics".

Trump Tells Allies He Plans to Remove US From Paris Climate Agreement

The message was published as Trump left Sicily after the G7 summit. It was a meeting of mixed outcome with Trump and his G7 colleagues finally agreeing on trade/protectionism but not climate change . As the incoming President of COP 23, the United Nations climate change conference Bainimarama has appealed to the US President, Donald Trump to "preserve at all costs" the historic achievement that was reached in the French capital in 2015 and the multilateral consensus for decisive action ...

Over 100 dead in Philippine city fighting

Some of those trapped in the city have called or sent text messages to a hotline to urge the military to refrain from further air strikes, provincial crisis management committee Chairman Zia Alonto Adiong said. Police on Sunday outlawed guns there and suspended all weapons permits. The Philippine media reported on Sunday that heavy fights, explosions and airstrikes continued as troops sealed the city of Maute militants.

UK PM May's Conservatives maintain 14-point lead over Labour: ICM poll

And the Labour leader announced that he would recruit an additional 1,000 staff to the security and intelligence agencies MI5, MI6 and GCHQ to help in the battle against extremist violence. It will be a statutory body with "proper teeth and a clear remit" and a legal responsibility to carry out its work in challenging extremism, especially non-violent forms, and promote "pluralistic British values" including women's rights.

Turkey summons United States envoy over 'aggressive' acts against Turkish security guards

They were then set free and returned to Turkey . The Turkish ambassador was summoned to the State Department after the incident - a standard diplomatic slap on the wrist used by nations to express disapproval with the behavior of another country.

Oversight Dem calls for suspension of Kushner's security clearance

Schiff's comment came after The Washington Post reported Friday that Kushner, also the president's son-in-law, attempted to set up back-channel communications with the Russian government during the presidential transition. He said he leaned toward "naivete" as an explanation, though he did not find it comforting. Pressed on the matter, Durbin said the entire issue of the back-channel talks should be handled by the special prosecutor, Robert S.

Airstrikes kill 17 in Syria near de-facto IS capital, Raqqa

Analysts have reported an uptick in coalition airstrikes in both Syria and Iraq since the extremist group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Manchester, England, that killed 22 people Monday and wounded more than 100 others.

North Korea fires off apparent ballistic missile — South Korea military

The projectile was sacked around just over two hours ago. and if confirmed as a missile it will be the regime's 12th launch of 2017. The missile was "assumed" to be one of the SCUD series, the statement said. The military added that the projectile had covered some 450 kilometers (280 miles) before falling into the Sea of Japan. Short range SCUD missiles are not a concern to USA officials, given that they are based on a Soviet-era technology that is decades old.

Bodies of civilians dumped near Philippines city besieged by Islamists

Fighters locked in street-to-street battles with security forces in a southern Philippine city on Mindanao island have killed 19 civilians , the military said on Sunday, bringing the official death toll from almost a week of fighting to at least 85.

North Korea fires unidentified projectile, military in Seoul say

It last conducted a ballistic missile test a week ago. "We are working with our Interagency partners on a more detailed assessment". Top North Korean officials have repeatedly said the country was ready for nuclear attacks in the event of USA military aggression.

Schiff Calls for Review of Kushner's Security Clearance

Advisers to President Donald Trump have been put on the defensive by reports that adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner had proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team. As the president met with leaders and diplomats in the Middle East and Europe, senior aides met in the White House to discuss damage control. After months of developments, testimonies and dramatic headlines about Russia's involvement in the USA presidential election, the formal ...

Despite shutdown call, hundreds of Kashmiri youth appear in army recruitment exam

Srinagar's central mosque remained shut and devotees were barred from offering prayers on the first day of the Ramadan fasting period. Thousands of people on Sunday defied a strict curfew across most of Indian-administered Kashmir to attend the funeral of a top rebel commander killed by security forces.

Police say 8 dead in Mississippi shooting

Rushing says Durr was married and had an 11-year-old son. "They cost him his life", the suspect said of the deputy who was killed. Another crime scene was found in Brookhaven, where the bodies of two boys were found. According to the MBI, other agencies involved in the case include the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Bureau of Narcotics, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Pike, Walthall, Franklin, Copiah, Lawrence, Amite counties sheriff's departments, and the Brookhaven Police ...

Trump tells 'confidants' United States will leave Paris climate deal - Axios

Cohn stressed Friday that the president was simply being critical of the USA trade deal with Germany. At the heart of his speech was his assertion that the shouldering an unfair burden of NATO's defense costs, and that member countries must spend at least two percent of their GDP on defense, a target that all members agreed on in 2014.

Duterte vows to ignore Supreme Court on martial law

The media wing of ISIS , Amaq Agency, put out a statement announcing that "fighters of the Islamic State launch a wide-scale offensive on positions of Philippine troops in the city of Marawi ". Some civilians tied white cloths to poles to distinguish themselves from militants as soldiers on foot huddled behind armoured vehicles that crawled along deserted streets.

McMaster: We are not anxious about 'back channel'

A rally planned Thursday in Iowa was postponed due to "an unforeseen change" in Trump's schedule. Schiff said he disagreed with White House National Security Adviser H.R. The back channel was meant to connect Michael Flynn, who later became Trump's first national security adviser, with Russian military leaders, said the person, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss private policy considerations and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Tom Dumoulin wins 100th Giro d'Italia

He's the first-ever Dutch victor at the Giro, and also the first Dutch Grand Tour victor since Joop Zoetemelk won the 1980 Tour de France . Tom Dumoulin came from behind to win the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday to become the first ever Dutch victor of the flagship three-week Italian cycle race.

Ariana Grande plans show for Manchester victims

Almost two dozen people died and more than 100 others were injured after a suicide bomber triggered an explosion on Monday night as attendees began to leave one of Grande's concerts in Manchester . The singer tweeted that she was "broken" on May 22, in the early morning hours after the attack. Police used an explosive device to get into a property to make the arrests.

North Korea behind 'WannaCry' global cyber attack

With rising concerns that Pyongyang might be behind of cyberattacks, Korea's Defense Ministry raised its security level. FireEye said it was aware customers had used its reports to successfully identify some associated with the attack. "It would represent an entirely new type of cyberattack by the DPRK". It matches code used in a 2016 hack of global banks and mirrors methods used in the 2014 Sony hack - both hacks have since been linked to North Korea-run Lazarus Group .

Porter killed on LoC: Army

Defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said that an intruder from PoK was killed in an ambush at about 2.30 am on Sunday on the LoC in KG Sector. Earlier on Sunday, the Army killed an intruder on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, a defence official said.

Spain: 8 hurt as car fleeing police rams into crowded street

Police were last night investigating whether he deliberately mounted the pavement and drove down a pedestrian area leading to the club after getting into his vehicle. According to sources, this event took place at about 9:00 p.m. local time, and is not related to terrorism in principle. 'Three pedestrians were injured at the scene of the original incident.

Trump 'wide open' on whether to support Paris climate accord

A pullout, he added, "means that the leader of the Republican Party is in a different spot than the rest of the world". "If he does withdraw, that would be a definitive statement from the president that he believes climate change is a hoax", Graham said in the interview , referring to a comment made by Trump in 2012.

Kushner ties to Russian Federation questioned as Trump blasts media — AP Report

Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, spoke exclusively to ABC News' Martha Raddatz on "This Week" Sunday about his concerns with Kusher, Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor. But the USA intelligence community has concluded that Moscow directed hacking into the computer of Clinton campaign chief John Podesta, and the subsequent release by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks of thousands of his emails in the weeks leading up to the election.

Man dies after being hit by Sydney train

Emergency services were called to Kingsgrove train station after receiving reports that a man had been found unresponsive on the tracks late on Sunday evening. Other passengers were left confused after reportedly not hearing or seeing a thing while on their nightly commute. A crime scene has been established and will be examined by forensic specialists.

Trump praises trip while aides avoid Kushner queries

AFP | The probe into Russia's role in the United States election pierced the innermost circle of the White House Saturday, with reports that Donald Trump's son-in-law sought a secret communications line with Moscow - the most damning allegation yet from the scandal.

Fine Gael leadership contenders prepare for final hustings

The latest poll which comes just four weeks after the previous shows that the party have a 29 points whilst Fianna Fáil have fallen drastically to 21. It's home advantage for housing minister Simon Coveney who is still trying to over-turn Leo Varadkar's lead in the Parliamentary Party. Mr Coveney received loud cheers and standing ovations but party members turned on Mr Varadkar, the social protection minister and frontrunner in the leadership race, when he refused to answer a question from ...

Philippines' Duterte vows to ignore Supreme Court on martial law

President Rodrigo Duterte , who declared martial law on the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines on Tuesday night, vowed to crack down on local militants who have alleged links with ISIS and seek to carve out a caliphate out of Mindanao.

North Korea fires off 'unidentified projectile — South Korea military

However, North Korean media said South Korean troops had fired at a flock of birds and accused them of being "reckless" and taking the confrontation between the two countries to a new level of "hysteria". "We conduct increasingly complex test scenarios as the programme matures and advances", Mr Johnson said. A senior US diplomat warned China to do more to curtail North Korea's nuclear threat even while lauding some steps taken since President Donald Trump took office.

Latest N. Korean missile test may show progress toward ICBM, experts say

Ji also repeated an assertion by North Korean officials that Pyongyang has successfully foiled a CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jong Un last month with a biochemical poison. North Korea's latest missile test was one of its most successful yet and may have been a major step toward its goal of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the USA mainland, experts said.

John Brennan: Russia Interfered In US Election Process

Though both Trump and Francis are known for their unpredictability, papal visits with heads of state are carefully arranged bits of political and religious theater that follow a specific program, with little room for deviation or unwanted surprises.

Hizbul terrorist killing: Kashmir still tense, but situation under control

Situation in Kashmir remained grim on Sunday, with separatists calling a complete shutdown to protest the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat . All the roads remained deserted while as shops and other business establishments remain shut across Kashmir. On Saturday, over 25 civilians were injured in the clashes, with the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SHMS) hospital in Sirnagar reporting that 12 seriously injured civilians had been admitted.

South Korea Opens Fire After North Korean Mystery Object Crosses Border

Its members condemned the launch in a statement, calling it highly destabilizing behavior in "flagrant and provocative defiance of the Security Council". He also described North Korea as a "fully-fledged nuclear power". "The North Korean nuclear issue could never be resolved through war". "Many more "Juche weapons" capable of striking the USA will be launched from this land".

Macron vows French support for Britain in fight against terror

French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that there was indeed a deeper significance to the prolonged handshake he shared with US President Donald Trump in Brussels . Macron said in the interview that he believed he could establish a "cordial relationship" with Trump. But of course, France itself knows what it is like to suffer from terrorist attacks.

Trump slams recent leaks about Russian Federation as possibly 'fake news'

He says the government needs to "get to the bottom" of the allegations, and if they are true, "there's no way" Kushner should keep his security clearance. Down to the final day of his lengthy first global trip, President Donald Trump will lift off for Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, returning to a White House that sits under a cloud of scandal.

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