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Manchester attack: United Kingdom reduces terror threat level to 'severe'

Reports of hate crimes have spiked, from 28 - a typical number - on Monday to 56 on Wednesday, police said. Residents were evacuated from streets in the south Manchester neighborhood of Moss Side in what police called a precaution as one search was carried out Saturday.

North Korea tests new anti-aircraft weapon system

U.S. military personnel plan to launch a custom-made missile from the Marshall Islands and aim to shoot it down in space by firing an interceptor missile from a base in California, reports Fox News. North Korea warned the US about its recent military drills with South Korea as well as its missile defense system, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD), installed in South Korea in April.

Police arrest another suspect in Manchester terror probe

The Guardian newspaper in London said that Prime Minister Theresa May will confront U.S. President Donald Trump over the stream of leaks of crucial intelligence when the pair meet Thursday at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit meeting in Brussels.

US says Mosul strike in March killed over 100 civilians

The Pentagon investigation of the March 17 airstrike put the primary blame on the Islamic State , also known as ISIS, asserting that it placed the explosives in the building and then had two snipers fire at Iraqi forces from the area. According to the investigation, which was overseen by Air Force Brig. The U.S. should rebuild the homes of all the victims affected by the strike, he said, "so that the psychological damage will be mitigated".

8 dead in shooting rampage in MS; suspect arrested

At another crime scene in Brookhaven, about 17km north of Bogue Chitto, two boys were found dead, while at a third scene, a man and a woman were discovered killed. When he was asked what the future holds for him, Godbolt said, "Death". "Suicide by cop was my intention", he says in the video. "They would not let me live and let live".

Watch Clinton take an indirect jab at Trump while recounting Nixon's impeachment

In another dig at Trump and his obsession with the size of the crowd at his inauguration, Clinton said some people were even denying "things we see with our own eyes, like the size of crowds , and then defending themselves by talking about quote-unquote "alternative facts".

United States military acknowledges over 100 civilians died in Mosul strike in March

Iraqi counterterrorism service members were watching the building for two days and saw no sign of civilians inside, Isler said . US Central Command said those organising the strike "could not have predicted the presence of civilians in the structure prior to the engagement", added the BBC .

Trump Seemingly Downplays Allegations Against Kushner About Russia

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee , put the pieces together and ripped apart the White House's defense Jared Kushner's secret communications with Russian Federation during an interview on ABC's This Week.

Queensland Oaks To Be Transferred

The change of venue means some distance changes with the Queensland Oaks going back from 2400m to 2200m, the Moreton Cup from 1300m to 1200m, the Lightning Handicap from 1000m to 1050m, the Spear Chief Handicap from 1500m, to 1600m, and the Phoenix from 1500m to 1350m.

USA trade representative says United States won't return to Trans-Pacific Partnership

Mexico Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo was present at a meeting with the press, during which 11 member countries expressed their full commitment to promoting the implementation of an agreement, even though United States President Donald Trump chose to withdraw earlier this year.

What if US quits climate deal?

Although he tweeted that he would make a decision next week, his apparent reluctance to embrace the first-ever legally binding global climate deal that was signed by 195 countries clearly annoyed German Chancellor Angela Merkel . However, the two-day meeting got overshadowed by a suicide bombing in northern England on Monday that killed 22 people, and also got bogged down by lengthy discussions on the merit of free trade and the 2015 Paris Agreement to tackle climate change.

North Korea Fires Scud-Type Ballistic Missile

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that the projectile flew into Japan's " exclusive economic zone ", a buffer zone around the country. Uruguay's U.N. Ambassador Elbio Rosselli, the current council president, said it was the 11th this year "which basically means a quantum leap and determined effort to acquire aggressive capabilities, and that is of major concern".

United Kingdom shares data with U.S. again after Manchester leaks

British police have identified Salman Abedi , 22, as the bomber behind the attack on an Ariana Grande concert Monday in Manchester, England . Abedi's father and younger brother were arrested in Tripoli in Libya, where the family originally come from.

Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake

He's said as much in classified sessions to Congress - while completely breezing over the publicly known concern at the time, that Lynch had met with Bill Clinton on her airplane during the investigation. Chaffetz responded to Brower's letter, emphasizing his panel "has its own, Constitutionally-based prerogative to conduct investigations" and that it's not his intent to "impede or interfere" with Mueller's investigation.

Local veterans handing out poppies ahead of Memorial Day

Lordstown: Service at 10 a.m.at Lordstown Village Cemetery. Memorial Day, which falls on Monday, will be celebrated with several events this weekend throughout Jefferson, Lewis and St. The parade will start at the Union City High School parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Mass for deceased and living veterans. Following the parade, at 3 p.m., there will be a Memorial Service at Hahn Park War Memorial.

Oil plunges 5 pct on disappointment with OPEC cuts

USA crude prices tumbled 0.6 percent to $48.57 a barrel on Friday, after losing 4.8 percent overnight, set to end the week 3.5 percent lower . The market was also disappointed OPEC did not mention its previously stated plan to bring stocks down from a record high of 3 billion barrels to their five-year average of 2.7 billion, said Olivier Jakob from the Petromatrix consultancy.

Trump slams leaks as fake news following Kushner reports

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. Second, Mr Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner , was accused of having met with Russian officials and a banker close to Russian President Vladimir Putin - without entering the meetings in his security-clearance document.

'Weak and wobbly' Theresa May makes U-turn on social care cap

A green paper is promised but on issues which are "not merely a function of money". In Hull, former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott asked Mr Corbyn: "Has she done another U-turn, Jeremy?" That picture changed after both the Conservatives and the main opposition Labour Party set out their election pitches to voters last week , with a Survation poll published on Monday showed May's lead over Labour had halved to 9 percentage points.

Suspect in custody after several die in Mississippi shooting

He said, "I spoke with President Trump at length this morning and told him that I could not be more pleased with his first global trip". Kelly's comments, the closest anyone from the Trump administration has come to confirming reports that Kushner sought secret talks with the Russians before Inauguration Day, came the morning after the president returned to the USA from his first overseas trip.

Jared Kushner Back Channel With Russia Involved Syria

So one is this administration not talking about our values, cozying up to authoritarian leaders. Part of the strategy for managing disclosures like this is getting Trump back on the road, Reuters reported . The backchannel would also have been unusual as it would have used Russian hardware at its embassies in the United States, the report added. Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, had contacts with Moscow in December about opening a secret back channel of communications, ...

Iraq's slow grind to retake IS-held Mosul

That allowed the Iraqi army to rack up many quick gains in the fight against the militant group. Iraqi forces took control of eastern Mosul in January and launched the battle in the west in February. The terrorists seemed determined to fight to the last amidst a government push to completely retake the city. The full liberation of Mosul would likely spell the end for the Iraqi half of Daesh's so-called caliphate.

S.Korea military: North Korea fires unidentified projectile

Japan's chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga , told reporters the missile appeared to have fallen into the country's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) - waters extending 200 nautical miles from its coast. That test reached an altitude of more than 2,100 kilometers (1,300 miles), according to North Korea. "North Korea continues to neglect the global community's appeals and carry out provocations, which is totally unjustifiable", Abe said.

State Department: Syria Using Crematorium to Hide Atrocities

In his briefing, Jones said the alleged crematorium "could dispose of detainees' remains with little evidence " once they had been hanged or otherwise killed. The "newly-declassified" information and claims of additional crimes by President Bashar al-Assad's regime comes from "intelligence community assessments" and from other non-governmental organizations like the media and Amnesty International.

Chelsea Manning's First Tweet After Release

The GoFundMe account was created as a welcome home fund three months ago by one of Manning's attorneys, Chase Strangio of the American Civil Liberties Union. During her incarceration, she came out as a transgender woman. Manning also went on a hunger strike in September 2016 for several days for what she and her lawyers said was a lack of treatment for gender dysphoria.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth visits Manchester bombing casualties

Four days after a British-born suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured 59 others at Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester , England, the singer posted an open letter to her fans, praising them for their resilience and announcing plans for a benefit show.

Founding Allman Brothers Band Singer Gregg Allman, Dead at 69

Allman's rep confirmed to Rolling Stone that the artist died Saturday afternoon. The rock star's death comes two months after the Allman Brothers Band singer cancelled all all tour dates for the rest of the year. Two the Hard Way (1977), a duo album with Cher credited to " Allman and Woman" resembled an Ashford & Simpson-style effort. " All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman ", an album recorded live in Atlanta that paid tribute to Allman's enduring ...

Perth Zoo favourite escaped enclosure with her baby

Ms McConnell said she advised some people to move away "as they were probably within arms reach at one point". Danielle Henry, a spokeswoman for Perth Zoo, told WA Today the orangutan, named Sekara, had jumped the fence to collect her son Sungai after he fell out of the enclosure.

DHS Secretary: A Backchannel Between Trump And Russia 'Not A Bad Thing'

Kushner made his secret communications proposal on December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower in NY, according to intercepts of Russian communications reviewed by USA officials, the Post reported late Friday. Schiff also said that even if the topic of Kushner's secret communication was about how best to resolve the years-long conflict in Syria, that doesn't mitigate the situation because Russia's objectives are different from those of the USA - especially given the intelligence on Russia's ...

Trump cries fake news amid Kushner reports

Back from a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe, Trump on Sunday immediately sought to dismiss the reports. "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", Trump wrote in a series of Twitter posts on Sunday.

United Kingdom condemns U.S. leak of bloody images of Manchester 'bomb'

Six additional arrests were made in Britain on Wednesday as the sprawling investigation extended to Libya , where Abedi's father and 18-year-old brother were detained in Tripoli. Manchester police Chief Ian Hopkins said the story and photographs were "distressing" to victims' families. Another brother, 23-year-old Ismail, was arrested on Tuesday in Manchester.

Kushner discussed creating secret communications link with Moscow

Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former USA officials told Reuters . And less than two weeks later, the idea was dropped, said the report. According to McMaster and Cohn, Kushner was a private citizen at the time , not a United States government official.

President Trump chastises fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members, demands they meet payment obligations

Or not. Again, that question is left hanging.U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania, greet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe, as they arrive for a concert in the Ancient Theatre of Taormina ( 3rd century BC) in the Sicilian citadel o.One way that Trump is different is that he has made this a far more consistent and far more intense theme of nearly every discussion he has about North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.British Prime Minister Theresa May also took ...

Salman Abedi: Did bomber have accomplice outside Manchester Arena? New evidence emerges

He died in Monday's blast at an Ariana Grande concert . "As regards the full ongoing investigation, we now have eight people who have been arrested in connection with Monday's attack". US Congressman Mike McCaul revealed Abedi's bomb was made of triacetone triperoxide, the same explosive used in the 2005 London bombings. Meanwhile, neighbours of Abedi have described the young man acting strangely.

Syria said to be aim of reported back channel with Russian Federation

Jared Kushner , President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. The Post said the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak, was surprised by the future White House aide's idea of a secret channel and passed it on to the Kremlin.

United Kingdom police hunt Manchester bomber's network

British police have stopped sharing information on the Manchester suicide bombing with the USA, the BBC reports, because of fears leaks in the American media could hinder a hunt for a possible bomb maker. said on Wednesday it had called off the May 31 " Wonder Woman " red-carpet event in London "in light of the current situation". Photos obtained by the New York Times , showed pieces of the explosive device including what appeared to be a switch, battery, and vest.

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