Ground troops hid behind walls and armored vehicles and exchanged volleys of gunfire with Maute group fighters, shooting into elevated positions occupied by militants who have held Marawi City on Mindanao island for two days . Government troops walk past a mosque before their assault with insurgents from the so-called Maute group, who have taken over large parts of Marawi City , southern Philippines May 25, 2017.
He faced a far cooler reception in Europe, where he has gone on the offensive, including an extraordinary scolding of some of the United States' closest allies. Trump is scheduled to participate in two days of talks in Taormina, Italy, with the leaders of the Group of Seven leading industrial nations. Finally, he thanked the 9/11 Museum in NY for providing a section of the North Tower and the people of Germany for a section of the Berlin Wall to be displayed at the new NATO headquarters.
Top European Union officials meeting him for the first time will push cooperation on global trade and fighting climate change as they try to show that the bloc should matter to the United States. "A solution to the conflict can only be reached with the full implementation of the Minsk accords", Tusk said ahead of the summit which gathers together the leaders of the United States, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Japan and Canada.
Foreigners are among Daesh-linked fighters battling security forces in a southern Philippine city, the government said on Friday as the reported death toll from four days of clashes climbed to 46. Soldiers take positions while evading sniper fire as they try to clear the city of armed militants one street at a time, on May 25, 2017 in Marawi city , southern Philippines.
After meeting Trump on Thursday in Brussels , Tusk told a news conference: "It was clear for both of us that the European Union at 27 is more united after Brexit than before Brexit". German Chancellor Angela Merkel and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg also unveiled a monument comprising parts of the Berlin Wall, meant to symbolize efforts to end the division of Europe.
Back in Britain, anti-terror police also arrested a 37-year-old man on Tuesday night at Stansted Airport near London as he tied to board a flight to Turkey . Islamic State, now being driven from territories in Syria and Iraq by Western-backed armed forces, claimed responsibility for the Manchester attack , but there were contradictions in its accounts of the action and a telling lack of detail.
In his acceptance speech, Gianforte apologized by name to Ben Jacobs , the Guardian reporter who made the accusation after an altercation on Wednesday. Though Gianforte's Democratic opponent-folk singer and first-time candidate Rob Quist-gained momentum during the election, particularly after Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault on Wednesday, it wasn't enough to push him over the edge.
And the fact that we didn't get that explicit expression of support from Article V from President Trump today, these are the things that the Russians will be very pleased about. Unveiling a memorial to the 9/11 attacks at NATO's new headquarters in Brussels, the businessman-turned-politician used the highest possible profile platform of his first North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit to directly castigate 23 of the 28 members for spending enough on military.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law the same day for the southern island of Mindanao. Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled i. Military leaders said they are using "surgical" air strikes to minimize damage and potential civilian deaths while fighting the militants. The attempt to capture Hapilon tipped over the hornet's nest.
Trump also spoke out about the attack later that day while visiting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Israel Museum. Two weeks ago, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson explained to NBC that Trump is still evaluating whether the idea of moving the embassy would help or hinder chances for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Britain raised its threat level from terrorism to "critical" late Tuesday amid concerns that Abedi may have accomplices who are planning another deadly attack. A British official confirmed Abedi had been on the intelligence radar before the massacre. The Financial Times reported that such images are available across a restricted-access encrypted special worldwide database used by government ordnance and explosives experts in about 20 countries allied with Britain.
Jed Kuhn within two hours of his diagnosis. To avoid a return trip, they can eliminate the Ducks and clinch their first Stanley Cup Final berth Monday night. Nothing changes for us, I don't think, Mattias Ekholm said of the injury to Johansen. The last team to beat the Ducks in a Game 5 at Honda Center also was the Preds.
Kushner also met in December with Sergey Gorkov, the head of Vnesheconombank, which has been the subject of US sanctions following Russia's annexation of Crimea and its support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. Mr Kushner is being investigated because of his interactions with Russians, including the Russian ambassador and a banker from Moscow, the Post reported , citing people familiar with the investigation.
Ministers from 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries agreed Sunday to complete preparatory work by November to put the free trade pact quickly into force, taking a step closer to implementing the deal without the United States. to rejoin if it changed its mind. Japan still hopes to bring the United States back to the agreement, but is trying to get the 11 remaining countries to push ahead.
Papademos served as head of Greece's caretaker government from November 2011 to May 2012 , following an eight-year tenure as vice president of the European Central Bank. The Evangelismos Hospital in Athens called the injuries superficial, and said his condition did not "inspire concern". "We condemn this appalling action without reservation and with all our heart wish Mr.
Congresswoman Stefanik has once again demonstrated that she does not vote in the best interest of her constituents, but instead votes along party line by voting "yes" to the American Health Care Act . "It is important to me to hear Mohawk Valley residents' health care priorities to pass along to Senate leaders, in the hopes that this legislation that could be devastating to so many people never sees the light of day", the assemblyman added.
The court ruled 10-3 to uphold a ruling from a district court judge in Maryland that blocked a portion of the order that temporarily banned travel to the United States by nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The appellate court took the deepest dive yet into the issue of whether statements made by candidate Trump should be considered in evaluating the executive order he issued after he became president.
Meanwhile, an army spokesman said six foreigners were killed in Mindanao on Thursday, including militants of Malaysian, Indonesian and " other nationalities ". Militants of the Maute group stormed the city of Marawi , on the southern Philippines island Mindanao , on Tuesday. "It is hard to root out because they are from there", he said.
Melania executed a move that I myself have done on terrible first dates: snatch her hand away and pretend to fix her hair in order to avoid the unwanted hand-holding. Trump immediately started correcting his tie, probably to masquerade the failed attempt. So yeah, several television cameras and press members gathered to document the president's arrival in Rome just caught him putting his hand on his wife's ass.
A top US Navy commander on Wednesday pushed for a "sense of urgency" over North Korea's nuclear and missile development, as the UN Security Council met behind closed doors to discuss tightening sanctions on Pyongyang. Haley noted that this weekend's missile came within 60 miles of Russia's border and said Russian Federation is "all wrong". United States forces are lingering off the Korean Peninsula as tensions boil over the tyrant's repeated missile tests and talk of nuclear weapons.
Abbas told Trump that the Palestinians "are committed to working with you to reach a historic peace deal between us and Israel". Israel's control over that part of the city has not been internationally recognized since it was captured by Israel during the 1967 war.
The US president also pledged his support for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. Trump, for his part, stressed the need to forge a historic peace deal, without mentioning any reference to the two-state solution or to an independent Palestinian state.
Netanyahu said , "We just finished the visit of US President Trump , the president of our biggest ally", according to Jerusalem Online. US President Donald Trump ended his tour of the Middle East with another call for peace between Israel and Palestine, but as it is with the current US president the entire affair was about optics.
Also, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday that he hopes the re-election of Rouhani would prompt changes to Tehran's approach to "terrorism and human rights". Just two days before the May 19 elections in Iran, however, Trump extended the sanctions relief called for under the deal even as he imposed narrow penalties on two Iranian and Chinese figures for supporting Iran's ballistic missile program.
Neither coalition nor Iraqi forces knew that the civilians were in the building, nor did they know that ISIL, also known as ISIS, had placed explosives in the building that triggered a secondary explosion, the Pentagon said in a statement .
Pope Francis welcomed President Donald Trump to the Vatican for their first official meeting on May 23 at the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church - and judging by how the Holy Man looked when participating in the requisite photo opportunity, he didn't feel too blessed to be in the presence of the USA leader.
The intelligence was among the clues - which also included information about direct communications between Mr. Trump's advisers and Russian officials - that American officials received past year as they began investigating Russian attempts to disrupt the election and whether any of Mr.
If found guilty, the ex-president could face life imprisonment considering it is the standard sentencing for corruption in South Korea . As president, Park was criticized for what opponents saw as her imperial manner, her refusal to tolerate dissent, and her alleged mishandling of a 2014 ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren.
Gianforte won the seat relatively comfortably with 50.6% of the vote compared with 43.6% for his nearest rival, Democrat Rob Quist . Mr Trump and Vice President Mike Pence recorded robocalls to voters on Mr Gianforte's behalf, and Republican groups poured millions into ads criticising Mr Quist for property tax liens and unpaid debts, which Mr Quist said stemmed from a botched gallbladder surgery.
The terrorist behind the Manchester bombing phoned his mother and said "forgive me" before carrying out the attack. The visit comes after UK Prime Minister Theresa May confronted US President Donald Trump about the intelligence leaks during their meeting at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters in Brussels Thursday.
This weekend, a majority of AT&T wireless, wireline and DirecTV workers fighting for their contracts are expected to be on strike, according to a news release from the CWA. CWA leaders said that while AT&T brings in almost $1 billion in monthly profits, the company continues to outsource and offshore jobs. "This is why Spectrum is offering our field technicians an even larger pay increase than the union has demanded along with competitive and robust health care and retirement benefits", ...
As the United States faces an increasingly hostile and dangerously capable North Korea , we are spending billions on strengthening our missile defense systems, leaders from my home state are discussing reopening and restocking 1950s fallout shelters, and plans are in the works to teach a new generation of children how to "duck and cover", inflicting upon them the same nightmares many baby boomers faced throughout the Cold War.
A British official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly, told the AP that Manchester police will cease sharing information with the USA until they are guaranteed that no more information will be leaked.
Hannity has maintained his support of the theory, which said Rich was killed because he leaked thousands of emails to WikiLeaks last July. Fox News on Tuesday retracted the story suggesting Rich could have been murdered for leaking internal communications from the DNC to Wikileaks, a story Hannity promoted on his popular program.
The demotion indicates the bond rating firm regards China's capacity to meet financial commitments is "strong", as opposed to "very strong". "The risks cited by rating agencies are well covered and are not anything new". In reaction to the Moody's downgrade, analysts at Nomura predicted that high debt levels and other financial risks will contribute to a slowdown in China's growth in the years ahead.
The eurozone-IMF standoff has held up a tranche of bailout funds that will let Greece repay 7.0 billion euros of loans due in July. Germany's finance minister Schaeuble is now saying that these measures can be detailed only at the end of the bailout programme in 2018, when Greece has implemented the cuts and other reforms required by its lenders.
Ariana Grande has canceled several dates from her Dangerous Woman Tour following a bombing outside of her Manchester Arena concert Monday night that left 22 people dead. They provided no details on those held. The Special Deterrent anti-terror force said in a statement on its Facebook page that the arrest took place in Tripoli as Hashim Abedi was receiving cash transferred from his brother, Salman.
But the reality remains that both sides are stressing different things. "But with determination, compromise, and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal". "We are ready to open dialogue with our Israeli neighbors to build confidence and create a real opportunity for peace", he said after talks with Trump.
U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz , R-Alpine, announced Thursday via letter that he will be resigning from Congress as of June 30. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, the Republican House Oversight Committee chairman who shocked the world with his unexpected retirement announcement last month, made another surprise announcement on Thursday: He will resign from his congressional seat before his term expires in 2019.
Comey . "He was insane, a real nut job ", the Times reported that Trump said during the May 10 meeting. So Trump was entertaining top Russian officials in the White House while trashing the man who was leading that investigation, whom he'd just fired.
Traditionally, the United States and China have negotiated new sanctions before involving the other 13 UN Security Council members. The comments were directed at the United States , which has said it was willing to have a dialogue with North Korea if it halts its missile and nuclear tests.
But defeats in two other state elections since then had already punctured the party's euphoria over Schulz's nomination, and its ratings have sagged. The Christian Democratic Union's victory in North Rhine-Westphalia, home to more than a fifth of German voters, is a resounding confirmation for Merkel, 62.
OPEC's national representatives and officials from its Vienna secretariat met on Wednesday and Thursday, sources said . Motorists headed out for extended trips during the Memorial Day weekend are facing moderate gasoline prices as crude oil prices slumped massively after OPEC extended their production cuts through March 2018.
At Thursday's working lunch between President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron , the two alpha males engaged in a lengthy, forceful, freakish handhold for the cameras. Both leaders said Friday they would discuss defence, trade and economic issues, while Macron also made reference to the millions of Europeans living in Britain, whose fate after Brexit has yet to be decided.
Trump has criticized the Palestinian Authority for paying salaries to people sentenced for terrorism by Israel . "They're losers, and we'll have more of them, but they're losers, just remember that", he added. The White House said Trump spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May after the attack and offered his condolences and support on behalf of the United States .
New data from Pornhub has revealed that there's been a massive surge in interest in fidget porn in recent weeks. A county-level heat map of fidget spinner popularity shows surges around New York City, the Great Lakes region, the greater Seattle area, and huge portions of Texas, southern Florida, and Utah.
In a news conference, Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said that four other people had been arrested in connection with the attack at Manchester Arena. One of the five was carrying a package when he was arrested in the town of Wigan, 27km to the west of Manchester city centre, police said. "What's most important is tonight we're here together, all of us", lead vocalist Kevin Drew told the crowd.
The three other climbers who died this weekend were from Australia, Slovakia and India. According to Chowang Sherpa, managing director of Arun Treks and Expedition, the handling agency of Kumar's expedition, a team of high-altitude guides spotted the body on Monday morning "resting below 200-meter-deep crevasse of "balcony" (8,400 meters) near the summit".
Trump said in reference to the Palestinians' practice of paying cash to terrorists or their families for attacks against Israelis. Also on Monday, Trump became the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem , land that was seized from the Palestinians by the Israeli military during the Six-Day War in 1967.
In the process, Cleveland set an National Basketball Association record by winning their 13th consecutive series closeout opportunity. If James weren't a member of the Cavs, Kyrie could be dropping points like this every game. There was nearly too much historical context to dissect, and so James did what his instincts told him to do. A similar incident occurred moments later when Tristan Thompson attempted to help up Amir Johnson while the Cavaliers were running in transition, and ...