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Trump administration unveils first budget with 3.6-trillion-dollar spending cut

The Trump budget would eliminate the Obama administration's TIGER grant program , saving $5 billion over 10 years in the program that has funded transit projects. But their policy agenda has stalled as the White House grapples with the political fallout from allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election. [Full Article...]

Trump meets the Pope: from trading barbs to seeking common ground

The two men's often opposite worldviews collided head-on early previous year, when Francis was sharply critical of Trump's ca. The visit is sandwiched between Trump's spin through Saudi Arabia and Israel and a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting and the annual Group of Seven summit of leaders of major industrialized democracies later this week. [Full Article...]

Investigators hunt for accomplices of Manchester Arena bomber

Investigators hunt for accomplices of Manchester Arena bomber Police said the attacker died after detonating explosives shortly after 10:33 pm (2133 GMT) at Manchester Arena , which has the capacity to hold 21,000 people . When the date finally arrived in June, 2015, Callander - a bespectacled 16-year-old with a bright smile from Tarleton in Lancashire, England - not only got to see Grande perform, she managed to meet the pop singer in person. [Full Article...]

Two Of Michael Flynn's Businesses Slapped With Subpoenas

Two Of Michael Flynn's Businesses Slapped With Subpoenas And so, the question of whether the Senate Intelligence Committee will act to try to compel Flynn to cooperate with its own subpoena is a key test of how serious Republicans are about exercising their oversight role in this increasingly hyper-sensitive area. [Full Article...]

South Korea fires warning shots at suspected drone

South Korea fires warning shots at suspected drone The location from where the military believed the missile was launched was also incorrect, as new North Korean video and photographs showed that the launch site was in Anju, not Pukchang as Seoul had initially announced. North Korea said on Monday that its latest launch met all technical requirements that could allow mass production of the missile, which it calls the Pukguksong-2. [Full Article...]

Trump says concerns about Iran driving Israel, Arab states closer

The U.S. has never recognized Israeli sovereignty over parts of the Old City seized in the 1967 war. To get to Bethlehem, the location of the Church of the Nativity, where Jesus is said to have been born, Mr Trump passed through an Israeli checkpoint and a network of vast concrete blastwalls that separate the occupied territory from Israel . [Full Article...]

Islamic State group claims deadly Manchester concert bombing

Islamic State group claims deadly Manchester concert bombing The Chief Minister has written to the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, and to the Mayor of Greater Manchester , the Rt Hon Andy Burnham, to express the honest condolences of Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar and the People of Gibraltar in the aftermath of the barbaric attacks perpetrated at Manchester Arena last night. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom raises terror threat level to critical

United Kingdom raises terror threat level to critical May said Britain's terror threat level had been raised to critical - meaning another attack may be imminent. GMP confirm the suicide bombing suspect is believed to be 22-year-old Salman Abedi . The 42-year-old radio host said she had planned on taking her six-year-old daughter, Kitty, to Ariana Grande's Sydney concert later this year and that they had spoken about it earlier this week. [Full Article...]

Trump arrives in Rome for Pope talks

Still a presidential candidate at the time, Trump also said the pope would regret not supporting his campaign . "The problem is that I think there isn't anything that can be said to this man because he does not understand, or does not want to understand", she said. [Full Article...]

Manchester explosion: Ariana Grande's mother reportedly helps fans to safety

Manchester explosion: Ariana Grande's mother reportedly helps fans to safety And an ambulance official says 12 children under the age of 16 were among 59 injured in the attack as people left the concert. Police raided a property in the Manchester district of Fallowfield where they carried out a controlled explosion. [Full Article...]

Jubilant ISIS Supporters Take To Twitter To Celebrate U.K.Terror Attack

Jubilant ISIS Supporters Take To Twitter To Celebrate U.K.Terror Attack British Prime Minister Theresa May said the attacker, a suicide bomber, chose to detonate his explosive outside the concert, which was just letting out about 10:30 p.m. Grande, whose fan base is made up largely of teenagers and young girls, said on Twitter: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry". [Full Article...]

The best day of Zinedine Zidane's life as players invade

Ronaldo's opener at La Rosaleda took his season tally to 40 in all competitions, with next month's Champions League final against Juventus still to come, but the 32-year-old has once again had to deal with his detractors. It has been pointed out in the Catalan press that part of the deal that took Isco to Madrid included several incentive clauses - one of which states Madrid would have to... [Full Article...]

Trump asked top two intelligence officials to deny Russian Federation collusion

Trump asked top two intelligence officials to deny Russian Federation collusion Mueller's former law firm, WilmerHale, represents Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, who met with a Russian bank executive in December, and the president's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who is a subject of a federal investigation. Trump remains wildly popular with the party grassroots, more so than GOP lawmakers in general. The discussions became point of concern for US intelligence offi... [Full Article...]

Trump arrives at Vatican to exchange views with Pope Francis

Their meeting will be in Villa Taverna, residence of the U.S. Ambassador in Italy and they will discuss issues related to the theme of G7 summit to be held in Taormina, Sicily later this week, according to ANSA news agency. In recent days, Francis and Trump have been in agreement on a need for Muslim leaders to do more against extremists in their own communities. The US leader began his fore... [Full Article...]

Philippine troops battle IS-linked gunmen in southern city

He announced Tuesday night he would be cutting his Russian Federation visit short due to violence on Mindanao, where he declared martial law. Duterte's martial law declaration will help government forces carry out searches and arrests and detain rebel suspects more quickly, Lorenzana said. [Full Article...]

French president seeks to extend state of emergency

French president seeks to extend state of emergency CFDT leader Laurent Berger, emerging from talks at the Elysee, told journalists he had urged the newly-elected Macron to leave more time for discussion and not to try to rush his reforms through by executive decree this summer - a strategy which Macron has suggested he might follow if he can. [Full Article...]

Julian Assange: Sweden Drops Rape Investigation Into WikiLeaks Founder

The Swedish authorities' decision to drop the investigations ends a seven-year impasse with Assange. He said British authorities had also refused to confirm or deny if the United States had issued a warrant for his extradition from the UK. [Full Article...]

Black lawmaker received racist threats after calling for impeachment

It's going to be yours. "It's going to be yours", one caller said. "You ain't going to impeach nobody". Try it and we'll lynch all you fuckin' n---. "You'll be hanging from a tree", one caller said. "The Democratic party should not become the McCarthy-ide party of perpetual wars, financial bailouts and covert surveillance", Joe Jennings said. Green - who is black - received explicit, racially-... [Full Article...]

South Korea fires warning shots at North after 'drone' crosses border

South Korea fires warning shots at North after 'drone' crosses border It "immediately went towards the North", a South Korean official said at the time. In a terse response Tuesday to this week's latest worldwide condemnation of its missile activities, the North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that the UN Security Council's statement would only result in increasing hostility to them and furthering its efforts to diversify its nuclear force, its officia... [Full Article...]

President Trump wraps Mideast trip after Bethlehem, Jerusalem meetings

He is the first USA president to visit the Western Wall while in office. Mr. Abbas reiterated to Mr. Trump "our commitment to cooperate with you in order to make peace and forge a historic peace deal" and to become partners with the US against terrorism. [Full Article...]


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