A win for the CDU in North Rhine-Westphalia will give serious momentum to Merkel and her party in the lead-up to the German national election in September. The CDU won 33 per cent, up from 26.3 per cent in 2012, according to projections on public broadcaster ARD. Germany's right-wing nationalist party, Alternative für Deutschland, won a little over 7% of Sunday's vote and will therefore have representation in the NRW parliament.
Trump also promised American help to renew long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Speaking in Jerusalem , he said Iran had negotiated a "fantastic deal" with his predecessor, Barack Obama, winning "a lifeline and prosperity". Trump then shook hands with a short receiving line of religious leaders and other dignitaries. Trump gave Netanyahu the same warning he gave Saudi King Salman, that Iran can not be allowed nuclear capabilities and its aggression must not go unchecked.
Trump briefly commented on last night's deadly attack at a concert in Manchester, England, sending condolences to the families of those "innocent people, attractive young people" who were killed. He added that after his meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , "I can tell you he wants peace". The White House said Trump, who called May from Jerusalem, offered USA assistance in the investigation of the attack at a packed pop concert in Manchester.
Meanwhile, eight-year-old Saffie Roussos, 15-year-old Olivia Campbell, 28-year-old John Atkinson, 18-year-old Georgina Callander and 32-year-old Kelly Brewster are among the first of the 22 victims of the attack to be named. In an interview with the AP before his arrest, Ramadan Abedi said his 23-year-old son, Ismail, had been arrested Tuesday, as well. Neighbors recalled him as a tall, thin young man who often wore traditional Islamic dress and did not talk much.
The poll also found that voters are more concerned than the media was, about who has been leaking information out of the White House. An additional 16 percent said they either don't know or have no opinion. Meanwhile, 37 percent approve of Mr. Trump's job as president and 55 percent disapprove. And while the poll also found that 59% of voters believe Trump to be dishonest, Mallory asserted that "by far the most alarming determination is that [voters believe] President Trump is abusing his ...
The White House offered no comment on the reported calls Trump made to Coats and Rogers. Mr Comey reportedly wrote a memo following a meeting with the president on 14 February that revealed Mr Trump asked him to close an investigation into Mr Flynn's actions.
The announcement came from the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim as the Trump family visited Saudi Arabia . Haley also said she believed the US Embassy in Tel Aviv should be moved to Jerusalem . The president then meets with Palestinian leaders, but officials said he will offer no specific peace plan. "It is a government that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing the destruction of Israel, death to America, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room".
While President Trump flashed a wide grin, the Pope offered only a modest smile - his demeanor, business-like. When asked about his discussion with Francis , Trump said it had gone very well. The CNN story notes that while senior White House officials claimed the Vatican is strict on admittance into its talks, "previous administration officials who helped orchestrate meetings between U.S.
Asked if the United States authorities had compromised the investigation, she said: "I wouldn't go that far". Many at the concert were young girls and teens enthralled by Grande's pop power - and those who died included an 8-year-old girl.
Trump. That theme was reflected in their words and their gifts. "We can use peace", he said, adding that he would read the documents. Francis then gave the president a small sculptured olive tree and told him through the interpreter that it symbolised peace.
The number of injured take into account the walking wounded who checked into hospitals a few hours after the attack at a concert by U.S. actress-singer Ariana Grande on Monday night. The government said almost 1,000 soldiers were deployed Wednesday in high-profile sites in London and elsewhere, replacing police, who can work on counter-terrorism duties.
Republican Representative Tom Cole, who represents an Oklahoma district that the Almanac of American Politics described as "countrified", predicted "Congress would look at some of those things differently" from the Trump administration's budget.
Mr Trump pledged America's "absolute solidarity" with the United Kingdom and said the time had come for the "wicked ideology" behind the terror attack to be "completely obliterated". He toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which by Christian tradition is where Jesus was crucified and the location of his tomb. While public statements on the peace process and the status of Jerusalem may dominate headlines, behind the scenes Mr Netanyahu will ask Mr Trump to impose new sanctions on ...
The family source, asking not to be identified, said intelligence services had arrested Hashem Abedi , who like his older brother Salman was born in Britain, on Tuesday. The Manchester bombing is the worst terror attack in the United Kingdom since the London bombings in 2005 that killed 56 people. Hashem and Ismail Abedi (left) and their father Ramadan.
Citing three current and former US officials familiar with the intelligence, the newspaper said the conversations focused on Paul Manafort, then the Trump presidential campaign chairman, and Michael Flynn , a retired general who was then advising Trump.
Mark Warner , the chairman and vice chairman of the committee, made the announcement Tuesday afternoon, a day after Flynn's attorney said that the retired lieutenant general was refusing a subpoena and would invoke his Fifth Amendment rights .
The visit began with a handshake after each man arrived, Trump in a lengthy motorcade, Francis in a Ford Focus. About what, no one really knows, but one message seems abundantly clear: The Pope is a master troll. The pope also gave Trump another equally telling gift: a large medallion in the shape of an olive tree, a symbol of peace. "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian", Francis said then.
He said the attack occurred near the southern city of Marawi , which is under siege by Islamic militants, as justification for imposing martial law across the southern third of the country. Vowing to be harsh , he said: We are in a state of emergency... if you fight us, you will die. About 120 civilians were rescued from the hospital, the military said.
President Trump again stressed his belief that peace between Israelis and Palestinians is possible. While Trump has spoken frequently in the months since he took office about his desire to achieve what he has dubbed the "ultimate deal" , he has not fleshed out any strategy his administration might have towards achieving it.
Flynn previously refused to appear before the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee to discuss the issue. Mr Burr and Mr Warner announced they would subpoena documents from the two Flynn businesses they were aware of - Flynn Intel LLC and Flynn Intel Inc, both based in Alexandria, Virginia.
Al-Hindi said that "Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia and his description of the resistance as terrorism, in front of all of the Arab and Islamic world leaders, is a reflection of the ongoing deterioration in the region", referring to a growing alliance between heads of state in the region, the United States, and Israel at the expense of the Palestinian cause.
The US regards Hapilon as one of the world's most risky terrorists, offering a bounty of US$5 million ($S6.9 million) for his capture. Communist rebels have been ordered to "plan and carry out more tactical offensives across Mindanao and the entire archipelago" in response to President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law over the southern island.
Justice Elena Kagan , writing for the court, said the state did not offer compelling justifications to justify its reliance on race in either district. Many, many districts across the country have been drawn on exactly this argument, so this opens the door, essentially to a wholesale redrawing of dozens of electoral maps.
State officials in Wisconsin asked the Supreme Court on Monday to put on hold a federal court ruling that fashioned a new test for judging the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering - the drawing of election districts specifically to favor one party's candidates over the other's.
A White House spokesperson later clarified that the comments "do not reflect the USA position, and certainly not the president's position". Trump has set separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister and Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas, hoping to bring new momentum to peace talks that have been stalled since 2014.
The senator said that, while working to achieve peace is a "noble endeavor", doing so this time "won't be easier" than it has been in years past. Karl Rove , Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. "We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom", Trump said, as shown in the video clip below. Abbas said he was keen to "keep the door open to dialogue with our Israeli neighbors".
Miley Cyrus performed her new song " Malibu " on last night's episode of The Voice and before it started, she dedicated the performance to the victims of the Manchester bombing. There is a big list of The Voice performers for the finale. "I am so honored to be able to call her not only coach, but friend", People reports Blue as saying of Keys following the show.
British police do not routinely carry firearms, but London police said extra armed officers would be deployed at this weekend's soccer cup final at Wembley and rugby at Twickenham. And while he had "clear ties to Al Qaeda ", the official said, he could have also had connections to other groups. Great Britain has since upgraded its terror threat, with officials warning another attack could be imminent.
But Aceh, at least, is most definitely an ultra-conservative province of Indonesia, one that holds fast to strict Islamic beliefs - beliefs, for instance, that allow for harsh punishments for homosexuals, for adultery and for other behaviors found to be non-compliant with the religious teachings of the Koran.
The latest missile tested was the Pukguksong-2, which uses solid fuel that allows for immediate firing, the state-run Korean Central News Agency said . It also claimed the military has now increased its air surveillance, according to AP. It also welcomed efforts by council members and others to facilitate "a peaceful and comprehensive solution through dialogue" with North Korea .
Officials said the 22-year-old Abedi had been on the radar of the intelligence community before the massacre at a concert by U.S. pop star Ariana Grande , and warned another attack "may be imminent". Three more people were arrested in South Manchester on Wednesday concerning the attacks, one of which was reported to be Abedi's brother. There have been six arrests, including a man literally taken down on the street in Wigan on Wednesday and a woman detained late Wednesday during an ...
U.S. President Donald Trump and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shake hands as they conclude their remarks after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on May 23, 2017 . "Palestinians in Bethlehem say they feel like they're living in a ghetto with it". Monday's attack outside an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena killed at least 22 people, including children, and was carried out by a lone suspect carrying a bomb, Manchester Police said.
Demonstrators break the windows of the Ministry of Science and Technology during an anti-government protest in Brasilia , Brazil, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Brazil's highest court has opened investigations into Temer for alleged obstruction of justice and involvement in passive corruption. The accusations against President Michel Temer have plunged Latin America's largest nation into crisis yet again, sending its currency and stocks plummeting and stalling a series of reforms created to ...
In other developments on Wednesday detectives made a further four arrests, taking the number of people in custody to five. Local media reports said that the Manchester Victoria Station, which is close to the concert venue, has been closed and all trains have been cancelled for the time being.
On being introduced to Melania Trump , the Pope asked: "What do you give him [the president] to eat, potizza? ". Reuters reported that he later told reporters about how meeting the pope went: "Great". Trump will be the 13th president to visit the Vatican and, as part of his tour, he will view the Sistine Chapel. A Vatican statement said the meeting was "cordial" and that the Vatican hoped there could be "serene collaboration" between the US government and the American Catholic ...
The World Bank hopes to raise up to $1 billion for women's empowerment initiatives. "This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects or different civilizations", he said in the Saudi capital. "America does not presume to know what is best for everyone", Obama said at Cairo University. He expressed his belief that all people yearn for certain things, including freedom of speech , confidence in the rule of law, an independent judiciary and a transparent government.
The eurozone-IMF standoff is the final obstacle to Greece unlocking a tranche of bailout funds that will let it repay €7.3m (£6.3bn) of loans due to be paid in July. To secure the funds, the country has had to enact a series of economic reforms. Some analysts blame the economy's stalling on the row over the bailout negotiations.
The meeting ended 30 minutes later when Francis rang the bell in his private study. He also changed his Twitter banner to a photograph of the meeting. The audience took place in the private library of the Apostolic Palace, the official papal residence that Francis does not use, having opted instead for modest lodgings in a Vatican guesthouse.
The Saudis, the newspaper says, helped block a Trump administration proposal to impose sanctions against a Saudi branch of ISIS: "The plan to add the Islamic State's Saudi affiliate to a U.N. Palestinian Authority officials did not return JTA's request for comment. Netanyahu, pressed by conservatives in his coalition, got much of what he wanted in a speech delivered Tuesday by Trump at the Israel Museum that adopted much of the prime minister's own worldview of a dynamic, democratic Israel ...
Of climate change and whether Trump will pull the USA out of the 2015 Paris Agreement the communiqué makes no mention. President Trump and Pope Francis disagree on climate change and immigration, but they have more in common on abortion, gay marriage, gender ideology, and religious liberty than what divides them.
The BBC reported that the officer was with her husband and two children. All three were injured, the husband critically, the corporation said. A 23-year-old man from Manchester - reportedly Abedi's brother Ismael - is under arrest in connection with the attack on the Manchester Arena toward the end of a concert by U.S.
U.S. President Donald Trump wrapped up his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Tuesday after meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and delivering a keynote address in Jerusalem . President Trump's speech was well delivered and he got some economic benefits from Saudi Arabia by signing a almost $ 110 billion arms deal , effective immediately, plus another $350 billion over the next 10 years, which the president said would create thousands of new American jobs.
Trump arrived at Abbas' presidential palace in Bethlehem on Tuesday morning after traveling there by vehicle from Jerusalem , The Times of Israel reported. The Israeli settlements, status of Jerusalem or whether the U.S. would continue to insist on a two-state solution giving the Palestinians sovereign territory were not discussed.
The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump asked Coats and the head of the National Security Agency to publicly deny that there had been collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign. Brown and Warner praised Mandelker, but say they're frustrated with Treasury's slowness to turn over documents relating to questionable financial transfers and money laundering.
As the Trump's disembarked Air Force One in Italy Melania wasn't interested in the US President's touch. "I think that that is how, you know, we've always seen it and that's how we should pursue it". Back in Israel, the President visited the Yad Vashem Memorial and laid a wreath at a site where ashes from Holocaust victims are buried. Bethlehem /Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday, a day after promising to make ...
Earlier, Trump said, "This moment in history calls us to strengthen our cooperation as both Israel and America face common threats from ISIS and other terrorist groups to countries like Iran that sponsor terrorism and fund and foment bad violence - not only here - but all over the world".
He was born in Manchester in 1994 to parents of Libyan birth and raised in Britain . The arrests come after France's interior minister said Abedi is believed to have travelled to Syria and had "proven" links with Isis. The government said almost 1,000 soldiers were deployed instead of police Wednesday in high-profile sites in London and elsewhere. The traditional ceremony is a major tourist attraction in London .
Trump's choice of Saudi Arabia , Iran's bitter regional rival, for his first official foreign visit reflects the deep antagonism of his administration towards the Islamic republic.Business Insider reports in its article Trump's visit to the Middle East has intensified the clash between Saudi Arabia and Iran that the U.S.
Speaking in Spanish, the pope told Trump , "I am giving you this because I hope you may be this olive tree to make peace". Tillerson said the President "hasn't made a final decision", and likely will not until "after we get home". The two powerful leaders then grabbed seats in Pope's study room where they reportedly discussed some pertinent issues, including how to bring lasting peace in the world.
Trump , fiercely criticized Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, saying he hopes he heeds the moral principles the US president has laid out on this trip. Mr Trump later visited Israel's national Holocaust memorial, the Yad Vashem, in Jerusalem. There was no specific mention in any of Trump's remarks in Israel to "occupation" or the "two-state solution" - a pair of major sticking points for the Palestinians.