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Father of alleged Manchester bomber arrested

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Abedi was believed to have travelled to Syria and had "proven" links to the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attack. The Special Deterrent force said in a statement on its Facebook page that Hashim Abedi had told investigators after his arrest that both he and his brother belonged to the Islamic State group. Read More

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Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel end hunger strike

Israeli officials dismissed it as a bid by strike leader Marwan Barghouti , seen as a potential successor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas , to burnish his political credentials. The Palestinians had been throwing rocks at passing vehicles, including one belonging to the settler, according to the Israeli military. By the end of strike, some 850 were still participating. Read More

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Andrew Scheer wins Conservative leadership vote

Andrew Scheer wins Conservative leadership vote

The ranks of the party are as large as they've ever been, thanks in large measure to the high-profile, hard-fought leadership race, and the party's fundraising might appears to have renewed power, he added. He referred to the threat of "radical Islamic terrorism", a phrase favoured on the political right, but avoided by many politicians in an effort not to offend Muslims. Read More

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Will Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso win the Indy 500?

When he got his first crack at Indianapolis with Andretti - he'd been hired to replace Danica Patrick after her move to NASCAR - the race started and he found his vehicle nearly undriveable. Greg Penske even had a hand in speedway construction. While not displaying the same outright speed as his teammate Dixon did in qualifying, Kanaan knows how to get it done around the IMS, and a second victory would bring the house down. Read More

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At NATO Summit Macron Dodges Trump And Hugs Merkel Instead

At NATO Summit Macron Dodges Trump And Hugs Merkel Instead

May met separately at the G7 with US President Donald Trump , a critic of the European Union who had declared his support for Brexit. 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". Read More

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Duterte warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State group

Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. "If Allah wills it so, then we can not stop it", he said, pointing his finger in the air. "We can not just pinpoint the particular spot". "We're leaving", said a resident named Edith, walking along a rundown street carrying a small suitcase. Read More

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G-7 source: USA gets more time for climate pact answer

President Trump, coming off a G7 summit and meeting at the Vatican where he was pushed for the U.S.to stay in the Paris climate agreement, tweeted Saturday that he will make a decision next week. The president thanked the troops and their families for their service to America, and said the US will win the fight against terrorism. The official said this is based on Trump talking about innovation in clean technology and renewable energy, as well as demonstrating an understanding of climate ... Read More

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US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

WASHINGTON , D.C.: The US military will try to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile in a landmark test of a defense system that comes amid broad tensions over North Korea's weapons program, the Pentagon said Friday. In its 2018 budget presented to Congress this week, the Pentagon proposed spending $7.9 billion on missile defense, including $1.5 billion for the ground-based midcourse defense program. Read More

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Donald Trump shoves North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leader Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic

Donald Trump shoves North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leader Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic

The act was being widely denounced online. "This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States, and many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years and not paying in those past years", Trump said. Trump called on NATO , an organisation founded on collective defence against the Soviet threat, to include limiting immigration in its tasks as well as fighting terrorism and deterring Russian Federation. Read More

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Ariana Grande announces benefit concert for Manchester victims

Ariana Grande announces benefit concert for Manchester victims

Police issued a strongly worded statement late on Wednesday after the New York Times published photographs of the crime scene where a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert. United Kingdom police have identified 22-year-old Salman Abedi as the individual they suspect of having perpetrated the attack. The US pop star said her "heart, prayers and deepest condolences" are with those affected by the bombing in an emotional statement on Twitter . Read More

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The seven most awkward moments from Trump's Israel trip

The seven most awkward moments from Trump's Israel trip

But in policy terms, the trip did not address how Trump will grapple with the core problems the United States has with each of these close allies, Saudi Arabia and Israel . No injuries were reported and a Palestinian man was held for questioning, a police spokesperson said. Israeli officials hailed the speech as a triumph for the country's right-wing government, which includes ministers opposed to the idea of an independent Palestinian state. Read More

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Arsenal shock EPL champions Chelsea to claim FA Cup

Arsenal shock EPL champions Chelsea to claim FA Cup

Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey against Chelsea at Wembley ended what has been a disappointing season on a high for Wenger . When asked specifically about Moses' red card , Conte said: "It's hard to tell because I saw contact with Moses and the defenders but I don't know if there is contact for a penalty". Read More

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G7 leaders meet in Italy for 'challenging' summit

G7 leaders meet in Italy for 'challenging' summit

The summit, being held near Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna, is the final leg of a nine-day tour for Trump which started in the Middle East. While Canada, Italy, Germany, France, Britain and Japan confirmed their commitment to the Paris agreement, Trump - who promised during the campaign to abandon the accord - had not yet made up his mind, said Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni . Read More

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Iran's Supreme Leader: Saudi Arabia 'cow milked' by US

However, even now we can say with confidence that Hassan Rouhani has to overcome the most acute geopolitical challenges during his second presidential term. "Terrorism will be uprooted only by taking comprehensive measures, and avoiding double standards", foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA on Tuesday. Read More

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In Donald Trump's private moments, it's small talk and compliments

In Donald Trump's private moments, it's small talk and compliments

Late-night TV hosts in the USA and Israel took aim at President Trump's visit to Israel , highlighting some of the less delicate moments and off-the-cuff remarks of the president, who is in Rome visiting the Vatican today . Overall, the focus of Trump's trip to the Middle East seemed more about meeting anyone who does not like Iran and to criticise Iran, despite the re-election of moderate Rouhani once again. Read More

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PA slams Netanyahu remarks on Jerusalem division

PA slams Netanyahu remarks on Jerusalem division

He must persuade the people to have a security-based peace . In Israel , he talked up the Saudi stop as a harbinger of victory over terrorism and of Israeli-Palestinian peace. "That's all this is", he said, according to NBC News. The administration has said it's considered the proposal, and has also indicated that a Mideast peace agreement is a priority. Read More

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Manchester police make 'significant progress' in bombing probe

Manchester police make 'significant progress' in bombing probe

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States takes "full responsibility" for the leaking of information from Britain's investigation of the Manchester concert bombing. Meanwhile, the attack has become a political issue in the country's election campaign ahead of the General Election on June 8. Explaining the decision to reduce the terror threat level from critical - its highest level - to severe, May said troops would also be withdrawn from the streets, another measure ... Read More

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UK police stop sharing information on Manchester attack with US after leaks

Eight men have been arrested during the raids in Manchester , Wigan and Nuneaton. Hopkins said the leaks "caused much distress for families that are already suffering terribly with their loss". "We thought he must have been a drug dealer or doing witchcraft", El-Hudarey told the BBC. Armed police were on the streets outside London's Wembley Stadium, and security guards conducted extra bag checks, as 90,000 fans arrived for the FA Cup soccer final between Chelsea and Arsenal, one of the ... Read More

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Civilians wave white flags as Philippines forces hit militants in siege city

Let us fight". The Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) confirmed that among of those who were killed include 31 Maute terrorists, 11 soldiers, and two police officers. Then the foul-mouthed president went on to jokingly remark: "You can each rape three women and I will protect you". The battles with the Maute group, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State , started on Tuesday during a failed raid by security forces on one of the group's hideouts that spiralled into chaos. Read More

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Police make two more arrests after Manchester bombing

Police make two more arrests after Manchester bombing

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said "immense progress" has been made in the investigation into Monday night's attack that left 22 people dead at an Ariana Grande concert, Sky News reported . intelligence services after a series of leaks to the American media, which threatened to compromise lines of the British investigation. Greater Manchester Police said the suspect was detained in Wigan , a town to the west of Manchester. Read More

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Donald Trump's son-in-law under Federal Bureau of Investigation radar in Russian Federation probe

Donald Trump's son-in-law under Federal Bureau of Investigation radar in Russian Federation probe

Kushner's interactions with Russians - including Kislyak and an executive for a Russian bank under USA sanctions - were not acknowledged by the White House until they were exposed in media reports. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said six of the G-7 nations - Italy, Britain, France, Germany, Canada and Japan - confirmed "our commitment and our determination" to the Paris pact. Read More

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UK Police stop sharing intelligence about Manchester attack with US

The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the barbaric attack, which involved a home-made device packed with nuts and bolts which exploded in the venue's foyer as thousands of young people were leaving. Officials said 119 were also hurt. A woman arrested in the Blackley area of Manchester on Wednesday has been released without charge. Police announced two new arrests Thursday in their probe, bringing the total to eight people in custody in Britain. Read More

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Two top Trump advisers dodge Kushner questions

Current and former US intelligence officials said that although Russian diplomats have secure means of communicating with Moscow , Kushner's apparent request for access to such channels was extraordinary. "Two people familiar with those 18 contacts said Flynn and Kushner were among the Trump associates who spoke to the ambassador by telephone". The White House disclosed the meeting between the Trump aides and Kislyak in March and played down its significance. Read More

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Almost 500000 displaced in Sri Lanka floods

Sri Lankan villagers load coffins of landslide victims onto an army armoured personnel carrier being used in rescue operations during major flooding in Bulathsinhala in Kalutara district on May 27, 2017. India has offered more aid, including helicopters, to boost relief operations, Senaratne said. Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said the death toll was rising as reports filtered in from outlying areas. Read More

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UK Labour leader links terror to wars as campaign resumes

The Labour Party under Corbyn has trailed Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives in the polls, but has begun to make gains in the last week. Corbyn delivered his speech as the country's political parties return to the campaign trail following the bombing at American singer Ariana Grande's pop concert, which killed 22 people and injured 116. Read More

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Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester

Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester

The 23-year-old singer performed the single, the fifth track from her 2014 album My Everything , during her Manchester Arena show on Monday night (22May17). Since he posted it on Twitter, the letter has been retweeted thousands of times and liked by pop stars including Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, and Grande herself. Read More

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