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Author: 0 House GOP sticking with Montana candidate despite assault

The Gianforte campaign says Guardian newspaper reporter Ben Jacobs entered a private office without permission and "aggressively shoved a recorder in Greg's face". "I am going to let the people of Montana decide who they want to represent them", he said. "We'll talk to you about that later", Gianforte said, to which Jacobs replied , "Yeah, but there's not going to be time ".

Author: 0 Philippines using helicopters to clear militants

At least 44 people have died in the fighting, including 31 militants and 11 soldiers, officials said. "We beg every Filipino to pray fervently", said Father Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines.

Author: 0 South Korea military suspects object crossing border was North Korean balloon

The Security Council strongly condemned the May 21 launch in a statement, pledging to "take further significant measures including sanctions, in line with the council's previously expressed determination". The US-drafted Security Council statement was agreed on the eve of an emergency meeting requested by the United States, Japan and South Korea to discuss a course of action on North Korea .

Author: 0 Prospective juror gets laughs from comedian-defendant Cosby

One juror's exclusion caused concern for Cosby's team when the prosecution blocked her from the jury; Cosby's team claimed it was a "systematic exclusion" based on race. The hunt is on for a 12th juror for Bill Cosby's sex assault trial as a new pool of local residents is questioned Wednesday in a Pittsburgh courtroom.

Author: 0 Manchester police will stop sharing bombing investigation information with US

Her spokesman said: "She expressed the view that the intelligence-sharing relationship we have with the U.S. is hugely important and valuable, but that the information that we share should be kept secure". He said the man is named Adel and is in his 40s, with a wife and several children. "There was a policeman, armed policeman, shouting", neighbor Omar Alfa Khuri said.

Global Media Brazil president withdraws troops after clashes
Author: 0 Brazil president withdraws troops after clashes

Brazil's government revoked Thursday a presidential decree deploying the military in Brasilia to quell mass protests against unelected President Michel Temer , high-level corruption and unpopular neoliberal austerity measures. Tens of thousands of demonstrators were in the streets of Brasilia on Wednesday to demand Temer resign amid allegations he approved of paying hush money to a jailed former lawmaker.

Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation withholds Comey memos from House panel

Earlier this week, Flynn's lawyer said the former national security adviser would invoke his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination in not complying with subpoenas from Senate investigators. The Justice Department says Robert Mueller's work at a law firm that represented relatives and associates of President Donald Trump does not disqualify him from overseeing an FBI investigation into possible ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drugs fight

Reinforcements were setting up in barracks, manning checkpoints and preparing to resume an effort to reclaim Marawi City from ISIS-linked militants, who have occupied the area since a raid went awry Tuesday. "I hope they free them, including Fr. Chito and my wife and their companions, because they are innocent", he told Manila's DZMM radio. We will update this as new information comes in.

Global Media Pope 'terrific', Saudi 'spectacular': Trump waxes lyrical on foreign tour
Author: 0 Pope 'terrific', Saudi 'spectacular': Trump waxes lyrical on foreign tour

Why the difference? The answer is a complicated mix of personal preference, diplomatic protocol and religious dictates. 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 United States presidents and the Pope said that high-level Catholic staffers who expressed interest in attending the papal sessions were regularly accommodated".

Global Media Indians issued maximum work visas to United Kingdom in 2016
Author: 0 Indians issued maximum work visas to United Kingdom in 2016

Immigration was at 588,000 last year, a drop of 43,000 year-on-year, although the ONS said this was not a statistically significant decrease. She added: 'We'll get the ability to work at it in relation to the numbers of people coming from the European Union, but we're the party - it's me and my party, me and my team, that are committed to saying we want to control migration, whereas Labour want uncontrolled migration'.

Global Media Casino mogul Adelson in Netanyahu probe
Author: 0 Casino mogul Adelson in Netanyahu probe

Adelson, who has been a staunch backer of Netanyahu and who donated millions to the Trump campaign, is the driving force behind the firmly pro-Netanyahu " Israel Hayom " paper. President Donald Trump , consented to the questioning on Thursday only after being assured that he's not suspected of any wrongdoing. The second case Netanyahu is being investigated for involves suspicions of receiving gifts from businessmen in breach of his role as a public servant.

Global Media Trump and European Union not in complete alignment — European Union leader
Author: 0 Trump and European Union not in complete alignment — European Union leader

The provision states that all member nations of the alliance will provide aid and joint defense to an ally who comes under attack. Some nations, though, have failed to meet that threshold. Tusk said in a televised statement that the two leaders agreed on countering militant violence and on relations with Ukraine. "The greatest task today is the consolidation of the whole free world around those values , and not just interests ".

Global Media Euro zone finance ministers, International Monetary Fund seek deal Monday on Greek debt
Author: 0 Euro zone finance ministers, International Monetary Fund seek deal Monday on Greek debt

A Greek tragedy: how much can one nation take? . The IMF has more conservative estimates about both these outcomes than Greece's euro-area creditors, in turn suggesting the country needs greater debt relief. It also failed to secure an agreement on the sort of debt relief measures it can expect to get when its current bailout program ends next year. The standoff came just hours after France and Germany pledged to deepen co-operation in the single currency and seize Brexit opportunities ...

Author: 0 Trump's speech to Israeli parliament scrapped amid concerns

Donald Trump , with his apparent lack of interest both in policy detail and in pretending the U.S.is a neutral party, could be uniquely qualified to accomplish what has eluded his predecessors. 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.

Global Media Iran's election a complex affair
Author: 0 Iran's election a complex affair

Risking their lives, the country's leading opposition movement, the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI), organized a mass boycott of the electoral process, compelling Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to enter the scene and urge people to vote in order to defend the "legitimacy" of the regime .

Author: 0 United Nations expects fruitful co-op with Iran during Rouhani's second term

Rouhani's problem is that nothing much has changed in the economy, either. In 2016, raw materials (primarily oil and gas) accounted for 75% of total state revenues from export. It should be noted that Iran opposed the 2003 US invasion of Iraq - even though it had been invaded by Iraq back in 1980. Rouhani's "soft policy" can achieve this goal.

Author: 0 Police arrest fifth suspect in deadly Manchester Arena attack

Four men have been arrested in south Manchester in connection with the bombing. Britain's terrorism threat level has been raised to 'critical, ' meaning a new attack could be imminent. The US officials say it's possible Abedi could have traveled from the United Kingdom to a nearby country such as Tunisia, which perhaps would not have raised the same red flags as a direct route.

Global Media Joe Lieberman front-runner for FBI director post, Trump says
Author: 0 Joe Lieberman front-runner for FBI director post, Trump says

Joe Lieberman is his top choice , according to White House pool reports . Ms Neera Tanden, president of the Centre for American Progress, a Democratic think tank, also opposes Mr Lieberman, saying he lacks law enforcement experience and is close to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former U.S.

Global Media How President Trump is Exploiting Obama's Failed Middle East Policies
Author: 0 How President Trump is Exploiting Obama's Failed Middle East Policies

During his visit, he had a different tone, from years ago, calling Islam one of the world's greatest faiths and promised Muslim leaders that the US will work with them to fight terrorism. He said that every nation must shoulder the burden of rooting our terrorism from their countries. Drive them out of your community. "If you look at what's happened Al-Qaeda Hezbollah, Hamas and so many others must be counted not only in the number of dead but it must be counted in generations of ...

Global Media Majority disapproves of GOP healthcare plan
Author: 0 Majority disapproves of GOP healthcare plan

The remaining 16 percent either did not know or had no opinion, Politico reports. This deep unpopularity may be explained by their perceptions of the new bill. Among independents, only 20% say they approve of the AHCA, while 56% disapprove. American voters disapprove of the new health proposal 57 - 20 percent, compared to a 56 - 21 percent disapproval in a May 11 survey.

Global Media Trump and pope focus on peace
Author: 0 Trump and pope focus on peace

That was the question many raised after the First Lady, along with senior advisor and first daughter Ivanka Trump, donned a black lace veil while meeting Pope Francis in the Vatican. "I won't forget... I won't forget what you said", he promised, as if telegraphing the importance of their meeting to the press. Meeting for the first time, the president and the pontiff sidestepped deep differences over issues ranging from the environment to the plight of migrants and the poor.

Author: 0 Israelis Elated by Trump Visit; Palestinians Disappointed

He did not way in Israeli settlements, the status of Jerusalem or even whether the U.S. would continue to insist on a two-state solution giving the Palestinians sovereign territory. He will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday. In what may concern peace advocates, he did not specifically mention the two-state solution, long the focus of worldwide efforts and US Middle East diplomacy.

Global Media Filipinos at Mass worry about city, martial law
Author: 0 Filipinos at Mass worry about city, martial law

At least 21 people have died in fighting that erupted late Tuesday, when the army raided the Marawi hideout of Isnilon Hapilon . Terrorist militants battling security forces in a southern Philippine city have taken hostages, including a local priest , the Catholic Church said Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law to combat the gunmen.

Author: 0 Soldiers try to restore order in besieged Philippine city

MANILA , PHILIPPINES Muslim extremists abducted a Catholic priest and more than a dozen churchgoers while laying siege to a southern Philippine city overnight, burning buildings, ambushing soldiers and hoisting flags of the Islamic State group, officials said Wednesday.

Global Media Trump praises Macron's 'great job' to win French election
Author: 0 Trump praises Macron's 'great job' to win French election

The young French leader added, "I am very happy to be able to change many things together". "These leaks have been going on for a long time and my administration will get to the bottom of this", Trump said in a written statement. Macron has been critical of Trump in the past, denouncing Trump's comments on leaving the Paris Climate Treaty. Macron said the two leaders had a great deal to discuss , including "the fight against terrorism, the economy, climate and energy".

Author: 0 U.S. bomb targeting ISIL killed over 100 civilians

The probe found that the US bomb triggered secondary explosions from devices clandestinely planted there by ISIS fighters. Iraq's Emergency Response Division - an elite unit that answers to the Interior Ministry - has played a key role in the Mosul operation with close backing from the USA -led coalition.

Author: 0 I never mentioned Israel in meeting with Russians

And on the eve of Trump's visit, an Israeli official said Mr Netanyahu's cabinet has approved confidence building measures with the Palestinians, including allowing building in a West Bank area. It is unclear whether Trump was prompted to respond to previous reports by press inquiries, but he told the press that he never mentioned anything about Israel.

Global Media Philippines: Militants kidnap priest, 10 parishioners
Author: 0 Philippines: Militants kidnap priest, 10 parishioners

Herrera and other military officials said Hapilon was the target of the operation, which took place in the residential area of Basak, a suburb of about 1,700 people in the mainly Muslim southern city of Marawi. "Hopefully, the military will be able to control the situation in Marawi city by tomorrow", he said. Social media published photos of militants driving around the town in a police vehicle they had seized, flying a black Isis-style flag on the roof.

Global Media Jared Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe: US media reports
Author: 0 Jared Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe: US media reports

It's not known whether Kushner has received any records requests from investigators. He added that if the leakers are involved in former FBI Director Robert Mueller's investigation, he should be enraged. The White House said that his meetings were normal and inconsequential. The Washington Post stated they were not told Kushner has been accused of any wrongdoing.

Author: 0 United Nations condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

The council also agreed to "take further significant measures including sanctions" to force North Korea to change course and end its "highly destabilizing behavior". In February, North Korea used a launcher truck to fire a midrange solid-fuel missile that it calls the Pukguksong (Polaris)-2, a land-based version of a submarine-launched missile the country revealed earlier.

Author: 0 'Heinous Attack Upon Humanity': Trump Offers Condolences to Victims of UK Attack

Trump said he won't refer to terrorists as monsters. "If it does, I would say to you that it goes further in my mind as a member of the intelligence committee than just the focus on the Russian Federation investigation". Trump. Trump is visiting Jerusalem and West Bank on the second part of his maiden foreign trip since taking office in January. The first family traveled to Jerusalem , where he will visit s...

Global Media Trumpeting 'One Belt, One Road,' China bids to lead 'Globalization 2.0'
Author: 0 Trumpeting 'One Belt, One Road,' China bids to lead 'Globalization 2.0'

That the Chinese "peaches and plums ... are so attractive that a path is formed below the trees" is also reflected by the fact that leaders and senior officials of many countries and heads of many global organizations and multinational companies found their way to Beijing for the two-day summit where they were lavishly treated by the host.

Author: 0 Wilbur Ross heartened by lack of protestors in Saudi Arabia

Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani took barbed swipes at the USA and its ally Saudi Arabia on Monday, hitting back at both a day after President Donald Trump used his first foreign trip to the kingdom to call for further isolation of Iran.

Author: 0 'PH to explore peaceful solution to sea disputes'

Last year, the Philippines won the case against China in the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague. Recto Bank is vital to Philippine national interest, as it is the only replacement for Malampaya, which supplies 40 percent of the energy requirement of Luzon.

Author: 0 India Committed to Independent Palestine, PM Modi Tells President Abbas

The Indian Prime Minister also offered assistance to help build the economy of the Palestinian territories, and said he hoped for the early resumption of peace talks between Israel and Palestine. The Modi-Abbas meeting on Tuesday assumes significance as it comes a few weeks before Modi's visit to Israel. "India is committed to be a useful development partner of Palestine".

Author: 0 Ariana Grande reportedly offers to pay for funerals of Manchester attack victims

Investigators have so far been unable to rule out if the bomber acted alone. Armed police guard Greater Manchester Police station as a flag flies at half-mast in the background. The force said it was "confident" it had identified every victim but they would not be formally identified until after post-mortem examinations were completed in four to five days.

Author: 0 Police Make Two More Arrests Over Manchester Bombing

The BBC said Manchester police hoped to resume normal intelligence relationships soon but were furious about the leaks. United Kingdom officials were outraged when photos appearing to show debris from the attack appeared in the New York Times .

Author: 0 Israel Marks 50 Years of Reunited Capital on Jerusalem Day

During his visit , President Trump called Hamas, the Palestinian faction controlling the Gaza Strip, a terror organization. The Trump Administration is said to be trying to put together a " common set of principles " from which everyone can negotiate.

Author: 0 The seven most awkward moments from Trump's Israel trip

Donald Trump's trip to Israel passed by in a flash - after all, the president only stopped in the Jewish state for two days. "Big, big, lovely difference", Trump said to loud applause from his audience, which included members of Netanyahu's Cabinet and other officials.

Global Media No Proof of Trump Team's Contact With Russians, Says White House
Author: 0 No Proof of Trump Team's Contact With Russians, Says White House

The attempts to compel Flynn to produce documents were just another sign of the intense focus on Trump's former national security adviser, who was sacked in February after the White House said he misled administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, about his contacts with Russian officials.

Author: 0 Hamas Executes Three Convicted for Assassination of Top Militant

The death of Faqha , a shadowy senior figure in Hamas' military wing, shocked Hamas, which has ruled Gaza with an iron fist for the past decade. Hamas accused Israel of killing Faqha through collaborators and launched a manhunt. Hamas had released alleged confessions from the three men, which rights groups said were likely obtained under duress. Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007 after ousting forces from the rival Fatah party.

Author: 0 Lauder praises Trump for underscoring Jewish people's historic ties to Jerusalem

Palestinians staged a general strike Monday in support of the prisoners. "Head spinning: Never has a US president expressed so much confidence in a conflict-ending peace agreement with so little prospect of success", tweeted Aaron David Miller who was a USA negotiator on the Middle East in both Republican and Democratic administrations.

Global Media Trump and May agree Manchester attack was 'wanton and depraved'
Author: 0 Trump and May agree Manchester attack was 'wanton and depraved'

The terrorists and extremists and those who give them aid and comfort must be driven out from our society for ever. He says terrorists are "evil losers". Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called Monday's bombing an "attack on innocence", according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the attack and said he was "deeply shocked" that "this appalling act of terrorism".

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