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G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks - French source

G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks - French source The others embraced her as she prepared to return to London a day before the summit ends. The presidency, which rotates among member states, is responsible for setting the agenda and arranging logistics. While Chancellor Merkel described the day's discussions with Trump as "intensive", and said the United States president had made clear that he had not yet made a decision about the climate agr... [Full Article...]

Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack

Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack Gunmen earlier attacked a bus carrying worshippers in central Egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others. Meanwhile, east Libyan forces, led by military strongman Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, said in a statement that they had participated in the Egyptian airstrikes on Derna. [Full Article...]

Subpoenas pile up for Michael Flynn's documents in Russian Federation probe

The decision is part of the investigation into whether Russian Federation was involved in the U.S. election, according to Reuters . The threat stemmed from a claim Trump made in a May 9 letter firing FBI Director Comey that he was informed by Comey "on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation". [Full Article...]

President Trump not expected to move United States embassy to Jerusalem

President Trump not expected to move United States embassy to Jerusalem Moreover, we were honored and grateful that you pledged to specifically uphold this policy in response to a request from the American Christian Leaders for Israel coalition during your campaign. Those prayers were answered 50 years ago next week as Jerusalem was reunified by Israeli forces in the Six-Day War - and Jews across the globe will celebrate this anniversary.Israel regards Jerusalem a... [Full Article...]

Palestinians Taking Trump Efforts Seriously, Says Minister

Signatories of the statement also highlighted that they opposed the United States' bias with the Israeli occupation, as a growing number of Palestinians have expressed disillusionment to peace talks brokered by consecutive U.S. Israel views Jerusalem as its undivided capital and such a move would be a show of support for the right-wing Israeli government's claim to the city. [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner Sought Back Channel With Russians... Say Russians

A former United States ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation who has served in both Bush administrations and under President Clinton issued a strong rebuke Friday night of President Trump's relationship with Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

All eyes on Jared Kushner as Russian Federation story takes a "backchannel" turn

All eyes on Jared Kushner as Russian Federation story takes a National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said Saturday that so-called "back-channeling" was normal. "It's not something that I've in any way been involved with or have any knowledge of", McMaster said at a press briefing in Italy of the revelation that Kushner talked about communications in his discussion with Russia's US ambassador in December, prior to Trump's taking office. [Full Article...]

U.S. intelligence leak 'undermines' United Kingdom bomb investigation

In the Libyan-British community in southern Manchester where Salman lived, he was known as a university dropout, an "awkward" young man and an "isolated, dark figure" who talked to few people and travelled back and forth between Britain and Libya. [Full Article...]

Palestinian hunger-strikers reach deal with Israel, ending hunger strike

The hunger strikers were demanding appropriate medical care and treatment in Israeli prisons, as well as an end to solitary confinement and the so-called administrative detention . Abdel Majid Sweenem welcomed the fact that the Israeli authorities had been forced to negotiate with prisoner representatives after trying to avoid doing so at all costs. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande announces Manchester benefit concert

His features are partly obscured by a baseball cap and glasses. On Friday, she released another statement on Instagram. The images are the first to show how the 22-year-old looked when he detonated the bomb he was carrying in the worst terror attack in Britain for more than a decade. [Full Article...]

Dershowitz: We're Closer To A Peace Deal In Israel Than Ever Before

Dershowitz: We're Closer To A Peace Deal In Israel Than Ever Before The meeting Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas , had at the White House a few weeks ago was heralded as a success and was described as "constructive". Israel occupied the West Bank and east Jerusalem in 1967 in a move never recognised by the global community. He arrived in Israel after visiting Saudi Arabia, home to the two holiest sites in Islam, and will next head to the Vatican, home o... [Full Article...]

Trump brands killer 'a loser' as he stands in solidarity with UK

Trump brands killer 'a loser' as he stands in solidarity with UK Just a few hours after visiting the Western Wall, the background image of Trump's personal Twitter account was changed to feature a photo of the president with his hand on the Kotel. What was the most significant achievement of Trump's first foreign trip as United States president to the Arab world this past week? Both he and Trump wore black kippahs as a mark of respect. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron experiences the phenomenon of Donald Trump's handshake on two occasions

Emmanuel Macron experiences the phenomenon of Donald Trump's handshake on two occasions Trump told Macron he is under "heavy" pressure back in the USA on the climate accord brokered by the Obama administration in 2015. Macron briefly thanked Trump and told reporters the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, scheduled to take place later on the day, would "allow us to have a first meeting" and that he was "very happy to be able to change a lot of things together". [Full Article...]

Montenegro's Markovic Shrugs Off Trump Shoving Incident At NATO Summit

Montenegro's Markovic Shrugs Off Trump Shoving Incident At NATO Summit Markovic's tiny country is set to become NATO's 29th member on June 5. White House spokesperson Sean Spicer, when asked about Trump moving past Markovic, said he had not seen the video but assumed the U.S. But the severe ticking off he gave alliance members risks souring relations even more. "These grave security concerns are the same reason that I have been very, very direct with the se... [Full Article...]

North Korea leader Kim guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

However, the American interceptor system has a spotty track record, succeeding in nine of 17 attempts against missiles that were less than intercontinental range since 1999. "Testing against the threat of ICBMs is the next step in this process", - said the representative of the missile defense Agency Christopher Johnson. He headed the Pentagon's office of operational test and evaluation from 1... [Full Article...]

Ramsey urges Wenger to stay as Arsenal celebrate FA Cup win

Ramsey urges Wenger to stay as Arsenal celebrate FA Cup win Arsenal were supreme from start to finish, and even when Chelsea snuck an equaliser, Wenger's immediate substitution provided the flawless riposte as sub Olivier Giroud made a superb run and flipped a gorgeous cross in for Aaron Ramsey to head home the cup victor. [Full Article...]

'Beheaded' police chief safe amid clashes in besieged Philippines city

Their condition is unknown. At least eleven soldiers and 31 militants had been killed. Residents evacuating after a Muslim militant siege share the back of a truck in Marawi city, southern Philippines, Thursday, May 25, 2017. Despite the repeated military announcements that the situation is stable in Marawi City, thousands of Marawi locals boarded their private vehicles and moved out of th... [Full Article...]

G7 Leaders Pressure Tech Firms on Removing Terror Propaganda

G7 Leaders Pressure Tech Firms on Removing Terror Propaganda The others embraced her as she prepared to return to London a day before the summit ends. G7 leaders on Friday found common cause on combatting terrorism after the bloodshed in Manchester but failed to bridge a gulf between Donald Trump and United States partners on trade and climate change . [Full Article...]

United Kingdom security services were warned 5 times about Manchester attacker Salman Abedi

United Kingdom security services were warned 5 times about Manchester attacker Salman Abedi A Whitehall source described the second United States leak as "on another level", and said it had caused "disbelief and astonishment" across the British government. The singer also lauded her fans for their support of one another after the attack, "The way you have handled all of this has been more inspiring and made me more proud than you'll ever know". [Full Article...]

5 takeaways from Trump's first overseas trip as president

5 takeaways from Trump's first overseas trip as president Speaking about the significance of Trump's trip, Tillerson said the president is " increasing his own perspectives", and the best way to understand the people of another culture is to visit them, in their own land, see them face to face, experience first-hand how they live their lives, and to realize that they too, just like any others, want to live a life of peace and prosperity. [Full Article...]


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