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Saul: Man Utd target Griezmann important but no one is above Atletico

Antoine Griezmann has been sending out mixed messages about his future at Atletico Madrid this month. Niguez's stance on Griezmann has changed drastically over the last few months when in March he was certain the 26-year-old was happy at Atletico .

Angela Merkel's Comments About US-German Relations 'Speaks for Itself'

Instead, Merkel is starting to make the case for a different European Union , one that is stronger, more self-reliant and disinclined to look to the United States for leadership. "Scotland? He said he had opened a club". "When it comes to diplomacy, President Trump is a drunk tourist", the unnamed official told The Daily Beast.

Manchester bombing: Britain reduces threat level from critical to severe

The British government has repeatedly condemned leaks to the US media of information relating to the ongoing investigation into the Manchester suspected suicide bombing on Monday that left 22 dead. When the name of the bomber was allegedly released by US officials, raids were underway both in Manchester and in Libya where the bomber's father lives.

Gilas Pilipinas grouped with China, Iraq, and Qatar in FIBA Asia Cup

China defeated Singapore in a hard-fought battle for the bronze medal (17-14). Meanwhile, in the men's division, China ruled with MVP Hoanan Li, 17, pacing the team in the finals with nine points. Team Philippines, which is composed of Ateneo de Cebu standout Andrew Velasco, Rhayyan Amsali, Michael Malonzo and Kris Pagsanjan, started strong when they debuted with an 18-13 win over Kazakhstan.

Trump says Portland hate crime "unacceptable"

The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. According to witnesses of the attack, a white man riding an eastbound MAX train in Portland early Friday afternoon began yelling what "would best be characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions", police said.

McCain: Kushner story 'more and more bizarre'

But the revelations about Mr Kushner threaten to dominate the political agenda following Mr Trump's nine-day tour of the Middle East and Europe, where glittering Saudi welcomes and sharp-elbowed squabbles with European allies pushed the simmering Russian Federation scandal into the background.

Trump to decide on Paris climate deal next week

Perhaps more importantly we have reports of China being " strongly dissatisfied " with the mention of the East and South China Sea issues in a G7 statement which said they were concerned by the situation in the South China Sea and East China Sea.

Police seek information about Manchester attacker's suitcase

At least 17 raids have been carried out across the country since Monday's attack, according to Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, Britain's senior police officer for counterterrorism. The BBC also said that Abedi had taken part in the armed uprising against Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime as a teenager during school holidays.

Adam Schiff Just Annihilated The White House's Defense Of Jared Kushner

U.S. media said the White House is creating a new rapid-fire communications unit to respond to the controversy, led by Kushner, senior presidential adviser Steve Bannon and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Trump also avoided speaking the with press, possibly to avoid questions regarding Russia's role in his election to president. Jacobs explained the core issue of Kushner's reported contact with Russian officials.

Philippine military: City siege was start of extremist plan

The Maute Group reportedly collaborated with three other militant groups in the Southern Philippines like the Abu Sayyaf Group, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and the Ansarul Khilafah Group. A paper sign attached to one of the men indicated that the victims had " betrayed their faith ", he said, identifying the men as civilians. Eight other men were found gunned down and thrown into a shallow ravine early Sunday in Marawi's Emi village, said police officer Jamail Mangadang.

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader -- who calls it natural

During a private dinner Thursday night, the 28 members, plus soon-to-join Montenegro, renewed an old pledge to move toward the 2 percent by 2024 - a move the White House touted as a sign of Trump's influence. This came in contrast to other speakers throughout the day. After a meeting with Trump, European Council President Donald Tusk said the leaders "discussed foreign policy, security, climate and trade relations".

Lawmaker: FBI Says No, for Now, to Request for Comey-linked Documents

On Thursday, the FBI denied Representative Jason Chaffetz's request to see the memos, which are thought to include Comey's description of Trump asking him to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Rep. Chaffetz is the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. But the FBI responded on Thursday, a day after Chaffetz's 24-hour deadline, and said the bureau can not provide the memos until it consults with Robert Mueller, the ...

Jared Kushner allegations are not normal, not usual

Multiple G7 leaders anxious if they could trust Trump to ever confront Russian President Vladimir Putin, especially after a U.S. intelligence analysis confirms that the Russians did in fact meddle in his campaign. We haven't responded at all ... The US leader visited Arlington National Cemetery to mark Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for the nation's war dead, but had to quickly pivot his attention to the Russian Federation scandal after returning to Washington late Saturday from his ...

MI5 to hold inquiry into Manchester bomber warnings

On Sunday Home Secretary Amber Rudd said she would "not rush to conclusions" that agents "somehow missed something". The Mail on Sunday newspaper reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation told MI5 in January that British-born Abedi, who was of Libyan descent, was part of a North African Islamic State cell plotting an attack in the United Kingdom.

Jeremy Paxman hits May with brutal Brexit 'blowhard' jibe

Video: May: "A blowhard who collapses at first sign of gunfire"? "We suspect that if investors thought that Labour's Corbyn would be next Prime Minister, sterling would be considerably lower", he added. The renewal of Trident was "a conference decision by the Labour Party and as the leader of the party I accept the democracy of our party", he said.

Trump returns home and fires up Twitter amid worsening scandal

Less than 12 hours after returning home from his foreign trip, President Trump was back to tweeting Sunday morning with a renewed attack on the news media. Kislyak by surprise. Trump hasn't addressed the reports about Kushner. Saturday, the Post reported some White House aides have engaged in discussions over whether Kushner should take a leave of absence as scandals engulf the White House .

Philippine army 'makes gains' in Marawi Islamist battle

Hapilon, an Islamic preacher, was once a commander of the Abu Sayyaf militant group who pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2014. Military spokesman Brig. The city of Illigan, some 38 km away from Marawi, was meanwhile overflowing with evacuees and on lockdown, with authorities saying they were anxious that Maute fighters were blending in with the displaced and could launch attacks.

Europe can't rely on USA, says Angela Merkel

Notably, he has pushed back on long-standing US demands for Germany to spend 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense - something Trump pushed during last week's meeting of the leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization .

'Invasion' for IS caliphate in Philippines

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told reporters that Hapilon has received funds from the Islamic State group. Militants from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore were among the jihadists fighting with local militants from a group called Maute in Marawi , Solicitor-General Jose Calida said.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation plays to our advantage

Western European nations were given a formal stake in the molding of the worldwide order with such IGOs (Inter-governmental Organizations), and the United States was merely presumed to be a primus inter pares , or a chief among equals. His top economic and national security advisers refused to answer questions about Kushner during a press briefing Saturday. Trump's nine-day, five-stop worldwide tour resulted in few tangible policy achievements.

Merkel says EU nations must 'take destiny into own hands'

President, Gentiloni said . His announcement came as a summit of G7 leaders in Sicily wrapped up in deadlock on the issue, with U.S. partners voicing frustration at the president's failure to commit to the deal aimed at stemming global warming.

Pittsburgh holds off Predators in Game 1

Pittsburgh downplayed the notion it was worn out, figuring adrenaline and a shot at making history would make up for any lack of jump while playing their 108th game in the last calendar year. A lengthy review indicated Forsberg's right skate was in the air as he brought the puck into a zone, a no-no. It temporarily deflated Nashville and gave the Penguins all the wiggle room they needed to take charge.

Officials Weigh In on Embassy Clash with President Erdogan's Bodyguards

Police said 11 people had been injured in the brawl, and two people, Ayten Necmi, 49, of NY and Jalal Kheirabaoi, 42, from Virginia had been arrested at the scene and charged with assault and assault on a police office respectively. According to D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham, the situation was especially "dicey" because some of the Turkish guards were armed. "The demonstrators began aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the President".

Theresa May vs Jeremy Corbyn: who won? Our writers give their verdict

The rivals will be questioned separately by Paxman before facing questions from the studio audience - which in previous debates has seen candidates face jeers and howls of laughter. "It's not just about the numbers of police - people often focus on the numbers of police". Mrs May was asked about the Tories' planned reforms to the way social care is funded, with a man in the audience describing the changes as a "dementia tax".

European Union says Trump agrees that Brexit "an incident, not a threat"

On Monday evening, a suicide attacker detonated an improvised explosive device at the entrance to Manchester Arena, killing 22 people, including many children. In return they are hoping for a public display of commitment from Trump to Article 5, the alliance's one-for-all collective defence pledge. European leaders did not have high expectations for their meeting with President Trump.

Trump hails the fallen and their families at Arlington

Trump recognized several Gold Star families who've lost loved ones during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan , pausing during his remarks to thank and applaud their families. "Go look at the graves of fearless patriots who died defending the United States of America", Khizr Khan said in remarks directed at Trump. It was also reported that the 36-year-old was a focus of the FBI's ongoing probe into possible collusion between Mr Trump's team and the alleged effort by Moscow to influence the ...

Manchester Police Release Woman Arrested in Connection to Manchester Bombing

Ramadan earlier claimed that he and his son were innocent and said , "We don't believe in killing innocents". Police are trying to identify who put together the bomb that was used in the attack. The New York Times published pictures which appeared to show parts of the bomb as well as torn fabric from the attacker's rucksack. In a live address on Wednesday, Ms May said: "It is a possibility we can not ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack".

Battle against militants escalates in Philippines

Displaced Marawi city residents prepare to receive food packs and sleeping mats from the International Committee of the Red Cross at an evacuation center in Saguiaran township near the besieged city of Marawi, Lanao del Sur p. "We are using precision ammunition in our surgical air strikes ", said another army spokesman, Colonal Edgard Arevalo. "Compared to the initial days, there has been increasingly less resistance from the militants within Marawi".

British police make tenth arrest in connection to Manchester bombing

Salman died on Monday after carrying out a suicide bombing attack that killed 22 people and injured at least 59 others. A source at Whitehall said not only will the release of this information upset the families of the victims but there is a risk it will compromise the investigation.

Philippine clashes: Death toll mounts in Marawi violence

Two thousand frightened civilians were trapped yesterday inside a southern Philippine city where troops were battling Islamist militants , the authorities said , as the death toll from nearly a week of fighting neared 100. "What's happening in Mindanao is no longer a rebellion of Filipino citizens", Solicitor General Jose Calida told a news conference. Wadi said he expected the militants to scatter after suffering casualties but then regroup, winning from the experience a "badge of ...

Manchester bombing suspects in custody after 15th arrest

The arrest means that 14 men are now in custody in Britain for suspected roles in the May 22 bombing of an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people and wounded almost 120 others. Abedi, 22, had been on intelligence officials' radar prior to the attack, the deadliest terrorist incident in the United Kingdom since 2005. "Until the operation is complete, we can't be entirely sure that it is closed", Rudd said.

US Lawmaker Says Manchester Bomb Showed 'Sophistication' Indicating Foreign Training

British authorities did not say that the investigation had in fact been compromised by the leaks. The British National Police Chiefs' Council said on the matter, it "undermines our investigations and the confidence of victims, witnesses and their families".

Saudi activist 'deported' from Qatar: watchdog

United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, pointed out that the GCC is going through a "severe" crisis that poses a "grave danger" to its members. The row appears to emanate from old accusations made in 2014 that Qatar backs Islamists outlawed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE as terrorist organizations.

Manchester police release new CCTV image of Manchester bomber carrying blue suitcase

The police statement said one of the last places he went to before the attack at the Manchester Arena was a city centre flat, where they believe he may have finished assembling the device. Police raided more homes on Monday as the relentless search for the network behind the suicide bombing continued a week on from the attack. Violet Mainda, a hairdresser who cuts the hair of a man who lives in the flat, described her client as a "normal bloke".

Paul Pierce sends great tweet about Celtics getting No. 1 pick

LaVar predictions aside, Lakers have an interesting choice at 2. Danny Ainge, Boston Celtics president of basketball operations, smiles as he addresses reporters at the team's training facility in Waltham, Mass., Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

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