Lorenzana said the gunmen, who were believed to number more than 100, had occupied a hospital and a jail, and burnt down a buildings including a Catholic Church. He assured that while the operations of the government troops against the members of the said rebel group are ongoing, the security forces are in full control of the situation.
And in words that resonated well in Israel - which chronically accuses the West Bank Authority for inciting violence and compensating families of those involved in terror attacks - Trump made perhaps his sharpest point of the trip. It also urges a "just settlement" of the Palestinian refugee problem. In another video posted on Twitter, Trump can be seen waving a hand at the crowd before reaching out for Melania who once again, snubbed the US President and instead proceeded to tuck her ...
I can tell you also that he is reaching for peace. The White House said Mr. Trump will celebrate the Catholic religion, as well as the contributions of Catholics to the US, and the president said in his weekly address that he was looking forward to talking with the Pope about "how Christian teachings can help put the world on a path to justice, freedom, and peace".
The Obama administration's nuclear negotiations further fueled Gulf nations' worries about Iran's regional intentions, especially as it backs Shiite militias fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and supported the government of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad that many had opposed through supporting rebel groups there.
Chinese President Xi Jinping offers a toast during the welcoming banquet for the Belt and Road Forum . China on Tuesday said it was up to India to join the Belt and Road project, but the doors for New Delhi "will always remain open".
She said: "I have seen the way Jeremy Corbyn wants to sneak into Number 10 by playing on the fears of older and vulnerable people and I have clarified what we will be putting in the green paper which I set out in the manifesto". "Just "me, me, me" and she's the only one that does a U-turn on her own thing". She said the size of the cap would be the subject of a consultation.
Authorities are still looking into whether it was a killer who acted alone or who might have had some level of support from the terror network. Grande wrote that she is "broken" and has "no words" in the wake of the attack. "I wouldn't wish to therefore comment any further about him at this stage", he said. "I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy to all who have been affected by this awful event and especially to the families and friends of those who have died or ...
The First Lady also accompanied Sara Netanyahu, the wife of the Israeli prime minister, to meet Jewish and Arab child patients at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem. As they descend the stairs together, Trump instead places his hand near Melania's lower posterior (i.e. her butt) and proceeds. However, as he is invited to greet a number of waiting dignitaries and ministers, Mr Trump reaches out behind him in what appears to be an attempt to get her to hold his hand - but she ...
This is the last day of the U.S. president's visit to the Middle East. Nimer said that if Trump would come to present a peace plan, it would have to wait for months before any results can be seen on the ground, without raising hopes about achieving a breakthrough soon.
Not quite everybody. While Trump tweeted and voiced his indignation at the White House, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed an independent special counsel to lead a heightened federal Trump-Russia investigation the day before, briefed the entire Senate behind closed doors at the Capitol.
Mr Trump did not mention Saudi atrocities in Yemen, or the US's potential ties with Russian Federation, who also carried out deadly air strikes in Syria. While many newer smartphones boast decent water resistance, most of us are still stuck with the kind of handsets that need to spend the night in a bowl of rice when they get wet.
The goal of Trump's trip, the official said , was "to do a lot of listening, build very strong relationships with all the different people, not just the parties involved. Trump initially expressed openness to alternatives to a two-state solution in February, during a meeting with Netanyahu at the White House. Every American president has tried it and there is a reason it doesn't happen.
Nigerians and the world at large breathed a sigh of relief last Saturday when the Nigerian government announced it had secured the release of 82 more Chibok girls. Boko Haram , which past year pledged loyalty to the Islamic State group, has kidnapped hundreds of men, women, and children in its campaign to carve out a medieval Islamist caliphate.
That's according to current and former intelligence officials who spoke to The Washington Post . The shortly after former FBI director James Comey announced the investigation into any links between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.
When meeting Netanyahu, Trump said Iran should have thanked the United States for the 2015 nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers because it led to the lifting of sanctions. president to visit the site in the east of the disputed city. Trump again signaled a desire to re-launch peace talks between Israel and Palestine, though didn't provide concrete details of how or when.
The French defense minister, Sylvie Goulard, on Tuesday spoke with her British counterpart, Michael Fallon, regarding the deadly bomb attack on the evening of May 22 at Manchester, England, the French Ministry of Defence said. With Germany's economy - Europe's largest - outperforming that of France, the traditional Franco-German engine at the heart of the European Union that has often misfired in recent years.
The former director agreed to testify before the Senate intelligence committee after the Memorial Day holiday. In a statement Mr Spicer said Mr Comey's pursuit of the probe had harmed Mr Trump's ability to deal with Russian Federation over issues including Syria and Ukraine.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the probe. "I just fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ... a real nut job", Trump said, according to an official summary of the meeting read to the New York Times by a USA official.
Upon landing at the Ben-Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv , Trump was greeted by both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. "I am encouraged that they [Saudi Arabia] pledged cooperation to confront terrorism and the hateful ideology that drives it so hard", Trump stated.
Trump looked uncomfortable as he entered a small elevator taking him to the third floor of the Apostolic Palace, where he was accompanied by Ganswein and other officials along a frescoed corridor to the pope's private study. "Yes, I think he is very much looking forward to (coming to Ireland) if it is possible", the President said. In her visit, Trump is expected to meet female victims of human trafficking as well as members of the organizations who deal with this and other human rights ...
Both districts have since been redrawn. Marc Elias, who argued the North Carolina case and is a senior adviser to Holder's group, said the ruling "will serve as a warning to Republicans not just in North Carolina but throughout the country that their cynical efforts to use race will not go unchallenged".
Weaver, a climate scientist who became the first Green elected to the B.C. legislature four years ago, said if the party only won one seat this time he would not run again. We saw that in our polling where Green and NDP supporters were excited about their party's outlook and the Liberal supporters didn't share the same level of enthusiasm for their party.
Jet fighters of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) made flights near Siachen Glacier on Wednesday morning, Samaa reported. The Air Chief was also reported to have taken part in the exercises by flying the Mirage jet himself. The letter also talked about various issues in the Army including favouritism and sexual harassment. The letter was written to the officers by BS Dhanoa three months after becoming the Air Chief Marshal.
High-level officials from the world's eight Arctic nations will meet in. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed a document today calling climate change a "serious threat" to the Arctic and noting the need for action to reduce its potentially harmful effects.
After the onslaught of criticism for the way the White House has changed details of its Comey firing narrative, Mr Trump tweeted on Friday that because of his busy schedule and with lots of things happening, it was not "possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy".
The committee is investigating the possibility of collusion by President Donald Trump's campaign with the Russian election-meddling. "General Flynn's claims directly contradict documents the Committee has obtained showing that RT paid more than US$45,000 for General Flynn's participation in the 2015 gala in Moscow", Mr Cummings said in the letter .
The president continued: "I won't call them monsters because they'd like that term". Relying on one of his preferred insults, Trump said he would call the perpetrators "losers, because that's what they are". We can not stand a moment longer for the slaughter of innocent people. "We can not stand a moment longer for the slaughter of innocent people and in today's attack it was mostly innocent children", Trump said.
In a joint statement with Trump, Abbas said Palestinians "are committed to working with you to reach a historic peace deal between us and Israel". He began the journey in Saudi Arabia, telling a gathering of 50 leaders form Muslim countries that they must root out extremism within their countries.
The agreement came after North Korea conducted its latest ballistic missile test Sunday, claiming the US was within its sights and it had the capability to fire a large nuclear warhead. He also said that Japan strongly protests against the DPRK's latest missile launch and is now gathering information about the launch. The golf course, which the Lotte Group, the country's fifth-biggest conglomerate, had owned, was designated as a site for THAAD that Seoul and Washington agreed in July ...
On Wednesday, President Trump is set to continue his first global trip overseas by meeting with Catholic Pope Francis , the first meeting between two men who have historically not gotten along. Though the two are deeply at odds in many subjects, we likely won't see the pope acting in any way other than gracious toward the American president, at the very least because of his strict religious beliefs.
US President Donald Trump called on Israelis and Palestinians to make compromises that could lead to peace as he wrapped up a visit with a speech in Jerusalem yesterday. The route took the president past the "Walled Off Hotel", a guesthouse run by the British graffiti artist Banksy that is created to draw attention to the security infrastructure, which Israel says is there to protect against Palestinian attacks.
Projected spending cuts across virtually all federal government health programs would be dramatic. Subsidies for commercial air travel in rural areas would be cut by more than half. $610 billion - How much the president proposes to save over the coming decade in Medicaid , the program that pays the health care and nursing home bills for millions of low-income Americans.
South Korea's foreign ministry said the launch was "reckless and irresponsible". Later on Sunday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Fox News that North Korea nuclear testing was "disappointing, disturbing". "Many more "Juche weapons" capable of striking the US will be launched from this land". The appeal followed the launch on Sunday of a missile - the latest in a series this year as Pyongyang steps up its efforts to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting ...
On Monday, authorities raided the homes of academic Nuriye Gulmen and teacher Semih Ozakca in Ankara and detained them. Kanter is now back in the US and says he wants to become a USA citizen. "I want them sentenced to death in a fair trial, I want the traitors of this country to be punished". In addition to the sackings, more than 47,000 people have been arrested over alleged links to the Gulen movement under the state of emergency, which was imposed a few days after the failed putsch bid ...
Rouhani won another four-year term Friday in a vote that many saw as a referendum on his push for worldwide outreach that led to the nuclear deal, as well as a vote of confidence that his government will be able to help the country's sputtering economy.
Prospects of a comeback were ended when Olympic silver medallist Pusarla V Sindhu beat Fitriani Fitriani 21-8, 21-19 in the women's singles. The Indian pair put their opponents under vast pressure after winning the opening game but then they fought back to push the match into a decider.
Flynn's lawyers did not respond to multiple requests for comment. This time, they are targeting his businesses , Flynn Intel LLC and Flynn Intel Inc., Committee Chairman Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) said on Tuesday. Then it issued a subpoena. They're also threatening to hold Flynn in contempt. The committee sought a list of all meetings, as well all records of communications between Flynn and any Russian official or representative of Russian business interests between June 16, ...
On the one hand, Trump called for renewed peace efforts between Israelis and Palestinians, but failed to mention how and on what basis such efforts should be made, uttering a vague "we want Israel to have peace. They even produced a video showing the lengths to which they went in preparation for the Trumps' visit. Less pleasing to Netanyahu, however, was Trump's failure to mention one of his oft-repeated campaign promises: moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem .
His election campaign was fearless and pro-Europe. Macron has already spoken by telephone with US President Donald Trump , German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May among other leaders. Macron addressed thousands of supporters outside the Louvre in Paris late Sunday night, making a call for unity in the country that has seen deep divisions with the rise of the far right.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won a resounding re-election victory on Saturday as voters overwhelmingly backed his efforts to reach out to the world and rebuild the struggling economy. The two figures, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mahdi Karroubi, both endorsed Rouhani, as did Mohammad Khatami, another reformist who served as Iran's president from 1997 to 2005.
Trump said he wouldn't use the term "monsters" since the suspects would like it. They'd think that's a great name. He said he will continue to call terrorists "losers.in life". "I didn't feel that was presidential enough to respond to this kind of." said Hostin, before getting cut off by Joy Behar. "Our thoughts go out to the victims of the Manchester attack and their families".
Coats spoke at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats , and to Adm. He said the Trump administration has not directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to withhold information from members of Congress conducting oversight.
New U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has held one-on-one meetings with key partners, reflecting Trump's emphasis on bilateral trade deals that he argues will give America a better deal. He noted that multi-lateral deals were always a "fruit salad" and there would be hurdles as each country would need to recalibrate their expectations for the U.S.'s absence from the deal.
He spent the night at the US ambassador to Italy's residence. They've been doing it for centuries. (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday morning meets with USA leader Donald Trump , the third leg of a presidential tour that has already taken him to Saudi Arabia , Israel and Palestine.
South Korea's Yonhap news agency , without citing a source, reported that the South fired about 90 machine gun rounds into the air and toward North Korea . Security Council members. "The [U.N.] Panel of Experts [on North Korea] have set out a range of specific measures which the United Kingdom would support, for instance: sanctioning key individuals, updating the record of sanctioned vessels, tightening restrictions on DPRK shipping services and clamping down further on financial ...
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Thursday with a special envoy sent by new South Korean President Moon Jae-in as the two countries attempted to mend a rift in ties over the deployment of a high-tech American missile defense system in South Korea to guard against North Korean threats.
Trump also said he believes it is possible for the Israelis and the Palestinians to reach a peace deal and that he would continue to work with both sides. Abbas also spoke of Palestinian insistence that all "final status issues" be resolved "based on worldwide law" and United Nations resolutions, as well as the Arab Peace Initiative first offered more than a decade ago.
Trump administration officials defend the cuts by saying the rest of the world must do its "fair share" as the United States retreats from its traditional spending overseas. "How on earth are those farmers supposed to stay in business without crop insurance?" "And I support the efforts in this budget to reduce the deficit and debt".
Prince William has expressed his condolences to the victims and their families after Monday night's suicide attack following an Ariana Grande concert, saying he is "shocked and saddened" by the deadly bombing. The Manchester Arena, which has more than 20,000 seats, is one of the largest indoor venues in Europe, according to its website . "I've called all the places, the hotels where people said that children have been taken and I've called the police", Charlotte Campbell tearfully told ITV ...
Having reformists take control signals a groundswell of support for slowly changing the way government works in Iran, and reflects growing discontent with the country's hard-liners. The election victory will see President Rouhani serve a second presidential term, having ascended to the office for the first time in 2013. During the visit, Dr Rouhani paid tribute to the martyrs of Tir 7th, Shahrivar 8th, and the martyrs of the Islamic Revolution.