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United Kingdom police: 'A number of fatalities' at Ariana Grande concert

Emergency response vehicles are parked at the scene of a suspected terrorist attack during a pop concert by U.S. star Ariana Grande in Manchester , northwest England on May 23, 2017 . There are unconfirmed reports via Reuters that USA intelligent sources believe the incident may have been the work of a suicide bomber. The Prime Minister has condemned the "appalling" incident and General Election campaigning has been suspended. Read More

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Polish couple may be missing after terror attack in Manchester

Polish couple may be missing after terror attack in Manchester

There is a complex and wide ranging investigation underway". Teenage screams filled the Manchester Arena just after the explosion Monday night, and members of the audience tumbled over guardrails and each other to escape. One wrote: "May they taste what the weak people in Mosul and (Raqqa) experience from their being bombed and burned", according to the USA -based SITE Intelligence Group. Read More

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Iran condemns United Kingdom attack, criticises Western security ties to Gulf

Iran condemns United Kingdom attack, criticises Western security ties to Gulf

The head of state has spoken for the country in expressing her support for the families and friends of the 22 people, including children, killed in the blast and the 59 injured. In December previous year Police Scotland responded to public fears over terrorism and stepped up patrols during Black Friday. However, the initiative - part of Counter Terrorism Awareness Week - came in for criticism from people logging onto The Falkirk Herald Facebook site, who called it a "waste of time and ... Read More

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Trump arrives in Israel

Trump arrives in Israel

President Donald Trump in preparations for visit in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Monday, May 22, 2017. Do you? Donald Trump stood up next to Israel's prime minister and proudly reassured the world that he didn't do something that no one said he did-essentially eliminating any possible ambiguity about the facts, and confirming to all ISIS members with a broadband connection that yes, the source of the intelligence was Israel, thank you for asking. Read More

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Senior White House aide 'person of interest' in Russian Federation probe

We communicate regularly, but I am not among his close intimates or advisers", he wrote. "I'm sure there is going to be a certain amount of pressure on him on keeping people up to date, which I doubt he is going to want to do", Ms. The day after the Flynn conversation, Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, asked Mr. Comey to help push back on reports in the news media that Mr. Read More

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In Tel Aviv, Trump Calls For Peace Between Israel And Palestine

In Tel Aviv, Trump Calls For Peace Between Israel And Palestine

US President Donald Trump , background centre left and first lady Melania Trump participate in an arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Tel Aviv . He followed that up with an appeal to religious leaders to condemn extremist attacks. Trump has also opted against an immediate move of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a longtime demand of Israel. Read More

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Oil rises on expectation of extended, possibly deepened output cut

Oystein Berentsen, managing director for oil trading company Strong Petroleum in Singapore said the White House proposal was a surprise, but added that over a 10-year period the sales would only average around 95,000 bpd. "Of course, things will change elsewhere in the balance, and today the most closely watched data point on the supply side is United States of America crude production", the IEA said. Read More

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Trump sets sight on the big deal: Mideast peace

Trump has said he wants to broker a deal that has proven elusive fo. The Arab leaders U.S. President Donald Trump met with Sunday are willing to take steps toward Israel if the Israeli-Palestinian peace process makes progress, Trump told Israeli leaders Monday, a senior Israeli official told Haaretz. Read More

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Trump Administration Upholds Iran Sanctions Waiver, Keeping Nuclear Deal Alive

Iran will continue its missile program in line with its "inalienable and legal right" to upgrade the country's defensive capabilities, according to Islamic Republic's foreign ministry. While he was running for office Trump vowed to renegotiate or tear up the nuclear deal. Still, the US paired the announcement with new, unrelated sanctions that go after Iran for a ballistic missiles program that Washington fears could target American interests in the Middle East or key allies such as Israel ... Read More

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N Korea fires second ballistic missile in a week

N Korea fires second ballistic missile in a week

KCNA reported that North Korean leader said Pukguksong-2 was a "very accurate" missile and a "successful strategic weapon ". The command said that "the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America". North Korea's most recent missile test, its eighth this year, was carried out at 4:59 p.m. Sunday from Pukchang in South Pyongan Province, the central part of the country, and saw the projectile fly 550 kilometers after peaking at a height of 500 kilometers. Read More

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'I never mentioned the word or the name Israel' to Russians

But whether those views are realized or not will depend on the long-range diplomacy Mr. Trump is launching with Israel and major Arab states to shape a lasting agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. He was not accompanied by any Israeli leaders during the hugely symbolic visit. Netanyahu said the Israeli people "applaud" the USA president for making the trip. Read More

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White House puts 'Jerusalem, Israel' on website

Subsequent news reports, citing anonymous sources, identified the country as Israel, and said Israeli intelligence officials were furious that Trump had shared the material in violation of spying protocol. "I think everyone is very pleased", Cohen said, noting a few firsts by Trump from being the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall to traveling on a direct flight from Saudi Arabia to Israel. Read More

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Trump embraces Israel, but Russian ties still trail him

Trump held a series of meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Monday in Israel. While another resolution was adopted earlier this month with less support than before, it mostly repeated the same assertions regarding Jerusalem , Israel's capital city, and holy sites in Jerusalem and the West Bank . Read More

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Macron tries to sell plan to reform France's labor market

Macron tries to sell plan to reform France's labor market

Petersburg. During the presidential election campaign, Macron was viewed as having a tougher line on Russian Federation than his main rivals, although he has said it was vital to continue talking to Moscow. Macron's plan may hinge on legislative elections next month. Macron vowed to implement his labor plan by the end of summer, through a special procedure involving decrees, on condition the government gets parliamentary approval. Read More

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Trump plans to slash Medicaid funding

Requesting a 10 per cent or Dollars 54 billion increase in defence budget, the maiden annual budget of the Trump administration which would be sent to the Congress later cuts into government safety-net programmes like students loans, disability benefit and food stumps. Read More

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Ariana Grande says she is 'broken' in tweet after Manchester attack

Nobody has yet claimed responsibility for the blast which struck as 21,000 fans were leaving the venue at the end of the Ariana Grande concert . Police said the item that had been found was discarded clothing, not an explosive device. Britain's terrorist threat level has been set at "severe" in recent years indicating an attack is highly likely. "Everybody started screaming and running", he said. Read More

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Broken says Ariana Grande on Manchester blast

French President Emmanuel Macron voiced his "horror" at the attack that killed 22 people at a pop concert in England, and plans to speak to British Prime Minister Theresa May . ET Grande sent a tweet saying, "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so sorry. i don't have words". In another tweet, police say, "Emergency services responding to serious incident at Manchester Arena. Read More

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Palestinian killed attacking police as Trump visited

Barack Obama visited the Western Wall in 2008, when he was a presidential candidate. The U.S. considers the status of Jerusalem unresolved and subject to negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not accompany the president to the Old City. Israeli officials are on edge over the U.S refusal to say the Western Wall is part of Israel. Read More

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Israel fuming at US's concern over embassy move to Jerusalem

Tillerson's harmful comments not only infuriated supporters of Israel, but they garnered a direct response from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . He said Trump's decision would be informed by the parties - "and most certainly Israel's view on whether Israel views it as being helpful to a peace initiative or perhaps a distraction". Read More

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North Korea detains another American citizen

North Korea detains another American citizen

In late-April, North Korean authorities arrested Kim Sang-dok, another USA citizen affiliated with PUST , for hostile acts as well. The official Korean Central News Agency identifies the man detained Saturday as Kim Hak Song , an employee of Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST). Read More

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Afghan attacks kill 8 soldiers, policeman, 7 civilians

Afghan attacks kill 8 soldiers, policeman, 7 civilians

In a separate attack on Saturday (20 May), 20 local and national policemen were killed in southern Zabul province after clashes with militants, the news agency quoted local officials as saying on Sunday. But Taliban insurgents are intensifying their offensive and their strength is growing. The attack, responsibility for which has been claimed by the Taliban , happened at an army command centre a few miles from Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh . Read More

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United States embassy move would 'end peace process': PLO official

United States embassy move would 'end peace process': PLO official

Despite President Trump's campaign promise to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , it doesn't seem as though his upcoming foreign trip will be the time for him to announce the relocation. Bill Clinton arrived in Israel in 1994 and participated in the signing ceremony of the Israel-Jordan peace treaty. "The Western Wall is obviously one of the holiest sites in Jewish faith". Read More

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Ex-CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

Flynn apparently misled Pentagon investigators about his foreign connections when he sought to renew his security clearance in early 2016, according to a document obtained by congressional Democrats and released, in part, on Monday. In fact, Flynn had two months earlier sat beside President Vladimir V. Putin of Russian Federation at a Moscow gala for RT, the Kremlin-financed television network, which paid Mr. Read More

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Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks

Trump said in a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in March 2016 that he would move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem , calling it "the eternal capital of the Jewish people". "I don't know what the policy of the administration is, but I believe the Western Wall is part of Israel and I think that that is how, you know, we've always seen it and that's how we should pursue it", she told the Christian Broadcasting Network. Read More

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US Secretary of State says Turkish violence 'simply unacceptable'

US Secretary of State says Turkish violence 'simply unacceptable'

A crowd of jeering Erdogan supporters reportedly called for him to be executed as he was being transferred past them. The melee and subsequent violent response from bodyguards were widely condemned by U.S. McCain added Washington should "throw their ambassador the hell out" of the country. The State Department had summoned the Turkish ambassador over the incident on Wednesday. Read More

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Kildare South TD Martin Heydon pays tribute to retiring Taoiseach Enda Kenny

He added "Simon Coveney has also seen his priced halved into 3/1 from 6/1 to be Taoiseach after the Next General Election and judging by the momentum behind the Cork native over the past 24 hours, he certainly can not be ruled out". "Most importantly I want to take the country forward". Prime minister since 2011 and leader of his party for nearly 15 years, Kenny is expected to be replaced by either Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar, 38, the bookmakers' favorite, or Housing Minister ... Read More

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