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Packed field of Utah candidates vie for Chaffetz seat

The House Oversight Committee he heads is one of several congressional panels looking into aspects of Russia's alleged attempts to influence the USA presidential election. The White House did not dispute the accuracy of those quotes. The former kicker for the Mormon-owned Brigham Young University football team was first elected to the U.S. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump touched a glowing orb, and a meme was born

Yet Trump may still need to engage in some delicate diplomacy following revelations that he disclosed highly classified intelligence Israel obtained about the Islamic State group with top Russian officials, without Israel's permission. ties with Islamic nations other than Iran, suggesting no ambiguities in foreign policy priorities. Ivanka Trump , the president's daughter and senior adviser, wa... [Full Article...]

Palestinian factions call for 'Day of Rage' during Trump visit

Ambassador to the United Nations, put it, both the Israelis and Palestinians want to give the new administration a chance. The state of Israel was not created until 1948. He has since backed off any impending move over fears it would cause controversy and hinder peace talks with Palestine. Israeli officials were furious and demanded an explanation from the White House, which later clarified that... [Full Article...]

UN condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

The top military officers of South Korea, the United States and Japan agreed Tuesday to promote "substantive" trilateral defense cooperation against North Korea's provocations, defense authorities here said. Liquid-fuel missiles, on the other hand, are fueled at the launch site in a process that can last an hour and requires fueling and other vehicles. Analysts say North Korea's tests may be... [Full Article...]

Trump travels to Bethlehem for talks with Palestinian president

U.S. President Donald Trump talked up the prospects of peace between Israelis and Palestinians on Tuesday, saying he believed both sides were committed to an historic deal, but he offered no concrete proposals on how to get there. Mr Trump's speech came after he met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank earlier in the day. "President Abbas has promised P... [Full Article...]

'New reasons to hope' for peace in Middle East

'New reasons to hope' for peace in Middle East And I send your people the warmest greetings from your friend and ally, all of the people in the United States of America". He unexpectedly offered a new defense of his disclosure of classified information to Russian diplomats. The church was built to commemorate the location where most Christians believe Jesus was crucified and buried. The Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of the... [Full Article...]

Unidentified object flies over North Korean border

The Security Council is due to meet behind closed doors later on Tuesday. "Juche", in this usage, refers to domestically produced and DPRK is short for the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Washington described it as a medium-range missile. Since 2010, global sanctions have embargoed exports of the vehicles, but North Korea may have reverse-engineered existing... [Full Article...]

Trump plays up Middle East peace hopes after talks with Palestinian president

President Trump's plane hadn't cleared Israeli airspace Tuesday before writers in the Middle East and at home began trying to figure out what the visit had meant. "And I'm not disputing that it did", he said. Speaking at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem to an A-list of Israeli public officials, including Knesset members, mayors, and the chief rabbis, Trump repeated his call to "obliterate" ... [Full Article...]

Trump asked DNI, NSA to deny evidence of Russia collusion, per reports

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that he assigned former FBI Director Robert Mueller to "oversee the previously confirmed FBI investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters". [Full Article...]

Explosion After Ariana Grande Concert in Britain Kills 22

Explosion After Ariana Grande Concert in Britain Kills 22 Police are looking at whether the killer acted alone or was part of a network. Greater Manchester Police said 22 people have died and about another 59 people were injured after an explosion on Monday night. The 23-year-old U.S. pop singer, who found fame as the child star of Nickelodeon series Victorious , was touring the world when tragedy struck on Monday night. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump calls for peace in Middle East, tougher line against Iran

Before visiting the Western Wall , Trump toured the nearby Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built at the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. Trump (pictured with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin ) had earlier asked Netanyahu whether he was allowed to pose for photos as they strolled past dignitaries and politicians, to which the prime minister threw up his ha... [Full Article...]

Chelsea Manning takes to Instagram to celebrate her release from prison

Chelsea Manning takes to Instagram to celebrate her release from prison She was convicted on 20 charges, including violations of the federal Espionage Act, in 2013; she is appealing her conviction. Former President Barack Obama had commuted the remainder of her 35-year sentence back in January and on Wednesday, Manning walked free from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, at roughly 3 a.m. [Full Article...]

Flynn may have lied in security review, Democrat lawmaker says

Meanwhile, the House Oversight Committee's top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, says documents in the committee's possession suggest Flynn "may have lied to security clearance investigators conducting Flynn's background check in 2016". [Full Article...]

Gambian authorities seize ex-president Jammeh's bank accounts

Gambian authorities seize ex-president Jammeh's bank accounts We have today obtained a court order freezing or placing a temporary hold on the known assets in the country of former President Yahya Jammeh and companies directly associated with him . The order will affect Mr Jammeh's companies or organisations directly associated with him and is meant to prevent him from liquidating or dissipating his assets so as not to cause prejudice to the state should the... [Full Article...]

Trump asked DNI, NSA to deny evidence of Russian Federation collusion

Trump also changed his story once again about the circumstances surrounding Comey's firing, returning again to the White House's original rationale that he based his decision on Rosenstein's recommendation. "In many ways, the Trump associates are the real victims here", he told CNN . But White House spokesman Sean Spicer has called the president's rhetoric part of his deal-making, contending th... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande 'broken' after Manchester concert attack

Ariana Grande 'broken' after Manchester concert attack Semino, who was herself injured, said she had been standing by the ticket office of the 21,000-capacity indoor Manchester Arena when the explosion went off. Calvin Welsford, 18, from Bristol told the BBC: "It nearly sounded like a gunshot". Confusion followed as people fled in search of safety, and the sound of wailing sirens soon cut through the smoky air outside the arena. [Full Article...]

Liverpool eyeing silverware after top-four finish - Milner

Philippe Coutinho wants to establish a legacy at Liverpool rather than leave and be "another player" at Barcelona, Bayern Munich or Real Madrid. LIAM BRADY HAS once again underlined his unwavering support for Arsene Wenger amid calls for the Arsenal manager to step down after two decades in the job. [Full Article...]

USA president vows to 'do everything' for Mideast peace

Netanyahu thanked President Trump for his "change in American policy on Iran", saying that he expects the USA and Israel to start taking more aggressive steps to restrain Iran's support for terrorism. Trump's visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories is part of his first trip overseas as president, and follows an initial leg in Saudi Arabia , where he urged Islamic leaders to confront ext... [Full Article...]

19 dead in Manchester Arena terrorist attack

The local ambulance service said 59 people were taken to hospitals. Meanwhile Grande's management team, Scooter Braun Projects, said they had been left heartbroken by the incident and praised the actions of Manchester's emergency services. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande Says She's 'Broken' After Deadly Manchester Arena Attack

Ariana Grande Says She's 'Broken' After Deadly Manchester Arena Attack The attacker is understood to be either British or from Britain, according to the BBC, although this has not been confirmed by official sources. As things stand, I can tell you that in addition to the attacker, 22 people have died and 59 people have been injured. [Full Article...]


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