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Ariana Grande cancels world tour stops through June 5

The Independent quoted security sources saying there was a real possibility other bombs were yet to be found. But Hashem told interrogators that "we knew what we were doing", Libyan officials said . "While we do not usually comment on information-sharing arrangements with worldwide law enforcement organisations, we want to emphasise that, having received fresh assurances, we are now working closely with our key partners around the world including all those in the Five Eyes intelligence ... Read More

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Father of Accused Manchester Attacker Says His Son Is Innocent

Father of Accused Manchester Attacker Says His Son Is Innocent

The Changing of the Guard, a military ceremony in front of Buckingham Palace popular with tourists, was cancelled on Wednesday and the Houses of Parliament suspended all public events. Salman Abedi made frequent trips to visit his family in Libya , his father said, and was in the country last week, where he had told his mother he meant to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca. Read More

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Trump says Iran must never be allowed to have nuclear weapons

Saudi King Salman on Monday described US President Donald Trump's visit to the Muslim kingdom in the Gulf as a "turning point" in relations between the two countries. " I think Islam hates us ". When he met Abbas earlier this month in Washington, he stopped shortly of explicitly recommitting his administration to a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict, a long-standing foundation of US policy. Read More

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2 more arrested in Manchester terror attack

Home Secretary Amber Rudd had said she was " irritated " by the early release of the bomber's name and she said she had made it "very clear" to United States counterparts that no further leaks should happen. The perpetrator, named as 22-year-old Salman Abedi , was born and brought up in the south of Manchester , Britain's third city. It also emerged that an Al Qaeda bomb-maker lived on the same street as Abedi, The Telegraph reported . Read More

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UK police arrest 9th man in concert bombing investigation

UK police arrest 9th man in concert bombing investigation

Police are continuing to carry out house raids in Greater Manchester as they close in on Salman Abedi's terror network after he killed 22 in a suicide bombing on Monday. "We were making our way out and when we were right by the door there was a massive explosion and everybody was screaming", concert-goer Catherine Macfarlane told Reuters . Read More

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Rouhani says Iran

Rouhani says Iran "heedless" of pressure to continue missile program

Trump essentially picked a side in the religious, sectarian and political split that has engulfed the Middle East. "If the US president is committed to his own electoral slogans, and considers himself a friend of Riyadh's government, then he must engage the Saudis regarding the methods necessary to stop Takfiri terrorists from continuing to fuel fires in the region and repeat attacks such as the 9/11 attacks by its citizens in Western countries". Read More

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Egypt: Gunmen attack Christians, killing at least 23

Egypt: Gunmen attack Christians, killing at least 23

In his televised addresses, the president said that the army has already hit one of these camps following the earlier attack in Menya governorate. A manhunt is underway to find the attackers. The prime minister and the ministers of health and social headed to the scene of the attack, which came on the eve of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. Read More

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Trump, G7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate

Trump, G7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate

Spokesman Georg Streiter didn't comment directly on a report that Trump called Germany "bad, very bad" on trade because of the success of German companies in selling autos and other goods to USA customers. Other meetings over the two days will include discussions of global economy and climate, a meeting with small African nations - Trump will be seated between the leaders of Niger and Tunisia - and migration issues.A pool reporter traveling with the president made a point of noting that the ... Read More

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Trump seeks 'reset' with Islamic world amid political tumult at home

For all the sound and fury over his public remarks and tweets in Washington, President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia has been a very different story. He said that every nation must shoulder the burden of rooting our terrorism from their countries. But he briefly referred to his upcoming meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Read More

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Iraqi chiefs demand compensation over 105 civilians killed in air strike

He added that 101 civilians inside the building were killed, four civilians were killed nearby, and 36 civilians were still not accounted for. Residents of the al-Jadida neighborhood, interviewed by the AP on Friday countered the Pentagon conclusions that there were two IS snipers in the house struck by the bomb and that secondary explosions caused by explosives packed into the house by the extremists were largely responsible for the high civilian death toll. Read More

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US Admits Killing at Least 105 Civilians in Mosul Strike

US Admits Killing at Least 105 Civilians in Mosul Strike

According to the Pentagon account released Thursday, a US military warplane dropped a 500-pound GPS-guided bomb on two Islamic State fighters firing on Iraqi forces from the roof of a building in Jadidah. But it's hard to get completely accurate numbers on civilian deaths in a war zone, some independent estimates are much higher . "Our condolences go out to all those that were affected", said Major General Joe Martin. Read More

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Trump says never mentioned Israel when providing info to

He also will meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and become the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall - Judaism's holiest site. Transportation and Intelligence Minister Israel Katz however said that Israel "wanted to improve the lives of Palestinians". The visit raised questions about whether the US would indicate the site is Israeli territory. Read More

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Tensions deepen between Saudi, Iran, US after Trump visit

Tensions deepen between Saudi, Iran, US after Trump visit

President Donald Trump ended a visit to Tehran's arch-foe Saudi Arabia where arms deals worth nearly $110 billion were signed. Earlier Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi called on Washington to abandon its "warmongering policy, intervention, Iranophobia and sales of unsafe and useless weapons to the main sponsors of terrorism ", according to state-run Press TV . Read More

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US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

Seoul's Unification Ministry said the Seoul-based Korean Sharing Movement would be allowed to communicate with North Korea to discuss how to deal with malaria in North Korea . Satellite imagery suggests it could be ready to conduct its next test - its sixth - at any time. The test follows a successful North Korean launch Sunday, during which the country fired a medium-range ballistic missile that landed in the Sea of Japan . Read More

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"You were my guy", Trump told Macron, French official says

TAORMINA, Italy European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker denied on Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump had aggressively condemned German trade policies during at meeting in Brussels on Thursday. "Best thing about this is not the handshake itself but Macron acting like it's totally normal", wrote another Twitter user. In an April 21 interview with The Associated Press , Trump said he believed an attack that week on police officers in Paris would help the National Front ... Read More

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G7 leaders must not waver on Russia sanctions, says EU's Tusk

G7 leaders must not waver on Russia sanctions, says EU's Tusk

Tusk said in a televised statement after the joint meeting with Trump that trade was one of the issues that remained "open". A new strain emerged on the relationship between the USA and a key European ally: a British official said Thursday that police in Manchester will stop sharing information about their bombing investigation with the US until they get a guarantee that there will be no more leaks to the news media. Read More

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Government will not go back on its promise on black money: Modi

Government will not go back on its promise on black money: Modi

This 9.15 km (length) bridge is the longest road bridge in India. Sadiya is one of the most disadvantaged places in Assam, a subdivision of Tinsukia bounded by rivers on three sides: Lohit, Brahmaputra and Dibang. The company supplied 17,000 tonnes of cement for the bridge which connects Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, said a release from the cement company. "This bridge will open the doors for economic development of India's north-east on a big scale. Read More

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Turnout is key for Iran's election

Karoubi, 80, and fellow reformist Mirhossein Mousavi ran for election in June 2009 and became figureheads for Iranians who protested against the vote they believed was rigged to bring back President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad . Hardliners reportedly feared the anti-Rouhani vote would be split and make a second round run-off more likely. Hamid Aboutalebi, Rouhani's deputy chief of staff, said in a tweet that most of Qalibaf's supporters would now vote for Rouhani as only those two candidates had ... Read More

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Manchester attacker's father, younger brother arrested in Tripoli - spokesman

The name of the attacker was first published by U.S. media, before it had been confirmed by United Kingdom police, and before authorities had been able to trace his network and connections, possibly putting the investigation at risk. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack . The bomber's father, Ramadan Abedi , told the Associated Press that he spoke to his 22-year-old son five days ago. Read More

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'The Germans are bad, really bad,' Donald Trump tells European Union officials

According to German news outlet Der Spiegel (presumably German for "fake news"), Trump made his remarks while voicing his frustration during a meeting with top European Union leaders. The G-7 includes the U.S., Canada, France, Germany , Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Juncker then intervened, according to the same source, to defend Germany by saying that free trade benefits everyone. Read More

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German police: Manchester bomber passed through airport

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May plans to confront US President Donald Trump after highly sensitive police photos of the ongoing investigation into the Manchester , England, terrorist attack were leaked to the US media . Police forensic officers walk along a bridge linking Victoria station to the Manchester Arena, the scene of a terror attack during a pop concert by USA star Ariana Grande in Manchester, north-west England on 23 May 2017. Read More

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Trump, G-7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate

Most of the tens of thousands of migrants rescued at sea annually make their first landfall in Sicily - although not during the G-7 summit, due to a temporary ban on landings. "We understand that other governments were not forthcoming with financial contributions", Rumsby said. Uhuru flew to Sigonella Airbase in Sicily and then by helicopter to Taormina , a seaside resort heavily protected ahead of the summit. Read More

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Trump administration kickstarts Nafta renegotiation

U.S. President Donald Trump intends to initiate negotiations with Canada and Mexico regarding modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA ), according to a May 18 letter submitted to the U.S. He added that he hopes to complete negotiations by the end of 2017. Many farmers worry that Trump's policies will jeopardize their exports just as they face weaker crop and livestock prices. Read More

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Macron snubs Trump for Merkel & another arm wrestle follows

The moment has since gone viral. "Congratulations. Great job." Both leaders exchanged a firm handshake that left President Trump's knuckles white. - Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) May 25, 2017Macron plays the Trump handshake game well. Macron will meet his USA counterpart Donald Trump for the first time at an informal lunch later that will immediately test his diplomatic skills, given the unpredictable nature of the US leader. Read More

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Duterte tells troops 'you can arrest any person'

Military helicopters flew above the Marawi rooftops as armored tanks rolled through its neighborhoods amid sporadic gunfire and explosions. Troops load ammunition and supplies as a convoy of APCs head to the site three days after Muslim militants lay siege in Marawi city in southern Philippines Thursday. Read More

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Trump slip up in Saudi Arabia speech blamed on exhaustion

Trump on Sunday - in a stark departure from his rhetoric as both candidate and president - dispensed with his use of " radical Islamic terrorism ", a term critics argue demonizes Muslims. Rouhani also told the news conference that he would continue Iran's ballistic missile programme. "The problem is that the Americans do not know our region and those who advise US officials are misleading them". Read More

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Donald Trump admits no easy peace for Middle East

Donald Trump admits no easy peace for Middle East

While it was Israel that Trump lavished with praise, in the end neither side got all it wanted. Trump departed from Israel on Air Force One on Tuesday afternoon, following a landmark visit where he met with both the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and Palestinian Authority President Abbas in the West Bank City of Bethlehem . Read More

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North Korea developing nuclear warheads faster than expected

North Korea developing nuclear warheads faster than expected

China is North Korea's biggest economic partner and source of diplomatic support and has come under heavy pressure to use its influence to rein in the North's missile and nuclear activities. "The unification ministry has considered options on this internally but nothing has been decided yet". "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea ". Read More

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