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Prof. Larry Jacobs: 'Clearly, The White House Is In Crisis'

On the bombing investigation Trump said: "British Prime Minister May was very angry that the info the United Kingdom gave to USA about Manchester was leaked. "I can't imagine a scenario where it's OK for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director to jump in the middle of an election based on a fake email generated by the Russians and not tell the Congress", Graham said. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu: US to Boost Military Aid Amid Saudi Arms Deal

Netanyahu: US to Boost Military Aid Amid Saudi Arms Deal National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) said that Iran had been the "main topic" of the visit, both on the president's first stop in Saudi Arabia and in Israel, as Trump sought to create a regional alliance against Tehran. [Full Article...]

Trump Tells 'Confidants' US Will Leave Paris Climate Deal

French President Emmanuel Macron , however, said he thought "there was progress" and aired hope that the US would stay aboard. The unexpected announcement came as a summit of G7 leaders in Sicily ended up in deadlock on the issue, with United States partners voicing frustration at the president's failure to commit to the deal aimed at stemming global warming. [Full Article...]

North Korea 'has fired Scud missile'

North Korea 'has fired Scud missile' The unidentified missile was sacked from near the North Korean coastal city of Wonsan, Seoul's Joint Chief of Staff (JCS) said. In addition to the missile tests, North Korea carried out two nuclear tests a year ago. It wasn't clear from the report when the test happened. "This weapon system, whose operation capability has been thoroughly verified, should be mass-produced to deploy in all ove... [Full Article...]

Colombo: Sri Lanka floods, landslides death toll rises to 126

Colombo: Sri Lanka floods, landslides death toll rises to 126 Sri Lankan rescuers yesterday continued the grim task of retrieving more bodies, buried beneath deadly mudslides triggered by monsoonal downpours which dumped a month's rain in single day. Flood waters were receding in the worst affected districts of Ratnapura and Kalutara but the authorities said cleaning up operations could take weeks. [Full Article...]

Boy and Girl Scouts seek help placing flags for Memorial Day

Boy and Girl Scouts seek help placing flags for Memorial Day Sunday with military honors and a memorial service for all veterans, especially those from the Revolution and the Civil wars buried in the Union churchyard. Parade starts at 10 a.m.at Guindon Boulevard and Main Street. Tibbetts has been volunteering every Memorial Day Weekend for years - and has turned the annual tradition into a learning opportunity by bringing his grandkids. [Full Article...]

Philippines says its ready to hold talks with the Maute group

The crisis in Marawi , which is home to some 200,000 people, has raised fears that extremism in the southern Philippines is increasing as smaller militant groups unify and align themselves with the Islamic State group. Marawi is a mostly Muslim city. Witnesses have said Duterte, who has claimed to have personally participated in the death squads while serving as mayor of Davao City, oversaw ... [Full Article...]

Philippines bomb Islamist militants in urban battle

This prompted Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in Mindanao in the evening of the same day. Last Tuesday, Mr Duterte imposed martial law in the Mindanao region, home to 20 million people, following deadly clashes in a mostly Muslim-populated city involving militants he said were trying to establish a caliphate for the so-called Islamic State group. [Full Article...]

Macron Explains His Tense Handshake with Trump

Macron Explains His Tense Handshake with Trump One French diplomat said Macron was insisting on talking more after several years when everyone took France's hard line for granted, making compromise difficult. According to reports Macron was particularly outspoken, but was not very successful in urging Trump to announce at the G7 that he would not to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change accords. [Full Article...]

China-ASEAN senior officials finish COC draft framework

Lin added that the issue should be dealt with through multilateral discussions, based on the principles of shelving differences and seeking joint development of resources. The document would be submitted to a meeting of the foreign ministers of China and the ASEAN states in August in the Philippines. " China said if we remain friends, it said, 'We will talk about the arbitral ruling ". [Full Article...]

Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye stands trial over corruption scandal

Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye stands trial over corruption scandal The court that upheld her impeachment her agreed with accusations that Park had abused her authority in helping Choi raise donations from companies for foundations she had set up. Park is the third former South Korean president to stand trial for corruption following Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo, who served jail terms in the 1990s for charges that included bribery and treason. [Full Article...]

Manchester Bombing: Trump Calls Alleged Intel Leaks 'Deeply Troubling'

Manchester Bombing: Trump Calls Alleged Intel Leaks 'Deeply Troubling' He pledged to ask the US Department of Justice to launch a review, and "if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted". In a statement issued by the White House, as Trump joined May at a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, he said: "There is no relationship we cherish more than the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom". [Full Article...]

British Airways Monday Flight Update

But he says there will still be delays, as well as some canceled short-haul flights. BA said Heathrow was still expected to be congested on Monday and urged travelers not to go to the airport unless they had a confirmed booking for a flight that was operating. [Full Article...]

Erdogan congratulates Iran's Rouhani over election win

The Guardian Council, the powerful body that vets candidates for Iranian elections, controls who can run for president. "Our missiles are for peace, not for attack", he added. He also urged America's Arab allies to isolate Tehran " until the Iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace ". In 2016, however, Iran's economy grew by 6.5 percent, oil production is rising, the banking system ... [Full Article...]

Trump says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to get 'stronger' as members step up payments

But even as Trump acknowledged the support of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners, he used the solemn ceremony to harangue other leaders for their failure to spend enough on defense. Maybe that will make him more disposed to his European partners as they lobby him to stay in the Paris Climate Accord. But in Europe, Trump has faced a far cooler reception and has been eager to go on the ... [Full Article...]

Brokering Peace Calls for Vision, Strategy, Determination and Action — APN to Trump

Brokering Peace Calls for Vision, Strategy, Determination and Action — APN to Trump First victims identified in Manchester concert bombingTrump spoke from Bethlehem in the West Bank, the morning after a blast that killed more than 20 people at an Ariana Grande concert. added another $75 million to the aid package for the missile defense program", Netanyahu said at a memorial ceremony for Israel's dead in the 1967 Six-Day War. [Full Article...]

U.S. admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'

U.S. admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster' U.S. President Donald Trump told South Korea's presidential envoy that Washington was willing to try to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis through engagement, but under the right conditions. Uruguayan Ambassador Elbio Rosselli, the current council president, said after the meeting that members are united in condemning the latest missile launch as "a serious threat to global peace". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police arrest 9th man in concert bombing investigation

United Kingdom police arrest 9th man in concert bombing investigation The Times published graphic photos of the bombing at the Manchester Arena , including scenes allegedly depicting parts of a shirt worn by the suicide bomber and bomb parts used in the attack . Ramadan Abedi fled to the U.K.in the early 1990s to escape the regime of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, according to The Guardian . He spent 25 years in Britain before returning to Libya in 201... [Full Article...]

Manchester attack: leaks put strain on US-UK 'special relationship'

Manchester attack: leaks put strain on US-UK 'special relationship' Those leaks drew swift condemnation from Home Secretary Amber Rudd, but the leaks continued the next day with the New York Times publishing photos of evidence from the crime scene including bloodstained fragments of the bomb and the backpack used to hide it. [Full Article...]

'Broken' Ariana Grande has suspended her world tour after deadly Manchester attack

He said his son last visited Libya about six weeks ago and had never gone to Syria. Authorities worry that Abedi might be part of a network of terrorists, many of whom may remain at large. British authorities were exploring whether the bomber , who grew up in Manchester, had links with other cells across Europe and North Africa, according to two officials familiar with the case who spoke on c... [Full Article...]


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