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Islamic State claims responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks

Islamic State claims responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks A law enforcement source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they may have been linked to Jemaah Ansharut Daulah, an umbrella organisation on a US State Department "terrorist" list that is estimated to have drawn hundreds of Islamic State sympathisers in Indonesia. [Full Article...]

Marawi ISIS: Militants take church-goers hostage in Philippines

The Independent in the United Kingdom, meanwhile, is reporting that Maute is the military group that's tied to ISIS, and they're storming the city to take over from the government. Eighteen rebels were killed on Thursday, the army said. Hapilon is now on Washington's list of most-wanted terrorists. The southern Philippines , particularly the resource-rich but poverty-wracked Mindanao regio... [Full Article...]

Israel marks 50 years of 'united Jerusalem', but city struggles

Israel marks 50 years of 'united Jerusalem', but city struggles In a first for any newly elected USA president, Trump paid a visit to Israel and Saudi Arabia in his first overseas trip as president. Breaking with American presidential administrations' longstanding support for two states, Trump said at the time, "I'm looking at two state and one state, and I like the one that both parties like". [Full Article...]

Jerusalem, Vatican in talks on pope visit to Israel

Jerusalem, Vatican in talks on pope visit to Israel Regaling EU officials in Brussels with his impressions so far of his first foreign tour, the US president was in hyperbolic form on his seventh day of travels, which are partly aimed at reassuring allies that Washington is still a reliable partner under the former real estate developer and reality TV star. [Full Article...]

Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

Lawmakers who backed the bill said they do not believe that its passage, which would require support by the House of Representatives and President Donald Trump to become law, would violate terms of the global nuclear agreement with Iran reached in 2015. [Full Article...]

OPEC and Non-OPEC Nations Poised to Extend Output Cuts

OPEC and Non-OPEC Nations Poised to Extend Output Cuts The news of Equatorial Guinea's admission comes as OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna on Thursday agreed to extend a deal on production cuts for a further nine months. The group will probably extend the cuts for another nine months until March 2018, four OPEC delegates said on Thursday as they gathered in Vienna . [Full Article...]

Guardian reporter allegedly body slammed by GOP congressional candidate speaks out

Jacobs responded by saying, "You just body-slammed me and broke my glasses". Its U.S. editor, Lee Glendenning, said in a statement: "The Guardian is deeply appalled by how our reporter, Ben Jacobs , was treated in the course of doing his job as a journalist while reporting on the Montana special election ". [Full Article...]

Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines on Wednesday as troops tried to fend off Islamist militants who took over large parts of a city, capturing Christians, seizing and torching buildings and setting free scores of prisoners. [Full Article...]

Preparation key to United's Europa victory, says Mourinho

Preparation key to United's Europa victory, says Mourinho The build-up to the game had been dominated by the atrocity and United wore black armbands as a mark of respect to the victims and a minute's silence was upheld in the stadium. Pogba - the world's most expensive player - stood out, dominating the midfield in the first half. "It means the last piece in the puzzle", Mourinho said, "a club with every trophy in the world of football". [Full Article...]

US Supreme Court issues temporary stay in Alabama execution

US Supreme Court issues temporary stay in Alabama execution Arthur was convicted in the fatal shooting of Troy Wicker as Wicker slept in his Muscle Shoals home, according to court documents . Arthur, in a telephone interview from a south Alabama prison, maintained his innocence. The state attorney general said Arthur used perpetual litigation to avoid the death sentence for years. In light of these recent executions, the defense attorneys claim the st... [Full Article...]

Duterte Declares Limited Martial Law As Bloodshed Breaks Out In Marawi City

Duterte Declares Limited Martial Law As Bloodshed Breaks Out In Marawi City Abella made the announcement in a press conference in Moscow, saying the President made the decision after meeting his group of advisers in Russian Federation to discuss the situation in Marawi City. Troops sealed off major entry and exit points to prevent Hapilon from escaping, military chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press late Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Manchester United outclass Ajax to win Europa League

Manchester United outclass Ajax to win Europa League At a time when we are grieving for the families that have lost loved ones we have a sport that has bought a little happiness at a hard time. Some say we had a bad season but the prize is here. However, they huge points boost received by their Europa League win has propelled them up the ranking table, which may be crucial when their fate in the competition is revealed in August. [Full Article...]

Syrian negotiator calls United States strike 'terrorism' and a 'massacre'

Damascus said on Friday that the Thursday strike hit a Syrian Army position on Al-Tanf road in the Syrian desert " which led to casualties and material damage ", Sana reports. Coalition warplanes targeted a convoy of Syrian government forces and Iranian-backed militia close to the Iraq border on Thursday. After warning the Russians of the impending strikes, the United States flew near the Sy... [Full Article...]

Trump's handshake trick doesn't seem to work on other people's turf

The American said: "It is my great honour to be with the newly elected president of France , who ran an incredible campaign and had a tremendous victory". During the meeting of European Nato members, Trump delivered a blunt message that they must spend more on defence to meet the threat from terrorism. [Full Article...]

UK economy suffers steeper slowdown in first quarter

UK economy suffers steeper slowdown in first quarter In the last quarter of 2016 the United Kingdom economy had expanded by 0.7%, but many economists have been expecting it to slow this year as they predict consumers will cut back on spending in the face of accelerating inflation . Last month consumer price inflation reached 2.7 per cent, its highest since September 2013. For the real estate industry, higher inflation means higher construction cost... [Full Article...]

Mrs. Trump visits Brussels children's hospital, art museum

Mrs. Trump visits Brussels children's hospital, art museum The First Lady has been somewhat of a loyalist to Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, choosing a suit from them for her official White House portrait, a slimming Dolce & Gabbana cocktail dress with bows on each shoulder on New Year's Eve and a black ruched off-the-shoulder dress for the first presidential debate last fall. [Full Article...]

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu has kidney stones removed

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu has kidney stones removed The File 2,000 investigation deals with suspicions that Netanyahu promoted in his meetings with Moses legislation that would harm Israel Hayom in exchange for positive coverage for the prime minister in Yedioth Ahronoth , on the eve of the March 2015 elections. [Full Article...]

Senate Issues Two Subpoenas to Flynn's Businesses

Senate Issues Two Subpoenas to Flynn's Businesses Mark Warner , D-Va., told reporters on Tuesday that committee members sent the subpoenas to Flynn Intel LLC and Flynn Intel, Inc. with a specific list of documents they seek, though the senators did not disclose to what those documents related. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump covered her head one day and not the next

The pope also gave Trump a medallion depicting an olive branch as a symbol of peace. Using the standard diplomatic verbiage, the statement referred to the discussion between Trump and Francis as "cordial". In a light-hearted exchange, Pope Francis asked her what she gave her husband to eat. The Vatican said later that they shared a commitment to "life, and freedom of worship and conscien... [Full Article...]

Senate intel issues 2 new subpoenas related to Flynn

Senate intel issues 2 new subpoenas related to Flynn Richard Burr , R-N.C. But when asked about that possibility, the committee's top Democrat indicated the committee was unlikely to grant Caputo's request. "They try to suborn individuals and they try to get individuals, including U.S. persons, to act on their behalf either wittingly or unwittingly", he said. [Full Article...]


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