Several news outlets said it indicated Spicer's diminished status as Trump's top communications officer. As a gift, Pope Francis gave Trump a medallion with an olive tree, symbolizing peace, as well as some of his writings on peace and climate change .
United against terrorism, united against Iran, friends with the Sunni Arab states, friends with Israel , working for peace. Trump's peace negotiator Jason Greenblatt, who has gotten good initial marks from Israelis and Palestinians, would need clear guidance about where and how to push on those core issues to succeed.
The FBI is looking at Jared Kushner , President Donald Trump's son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of its investigation into Russia's influence in the 2016 election, The Washington Post and NBC News reported Thursday evening.
President Donald Trump continued his marathon of meetings with world leaders Friday on the fifth stop of his overseas trip in Taormina , Italy , where he is attending his first Group of Seven (G7) summit. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes his way through the streets of Taromina, Italy during the G7 Summit on Friday, May 26, 2017 . Trump and Gentiloni during the leaders' lunch.
Trump arrive for the group photocall on the first day of the G7 Summit at the Teatro Greco in Taormina , Italy , 26 May 2017. Russia, for a third straight year, will not be allowed to be part of the summit, previously known as the G-8.
He's retracted his vow to label China a currency manipulator and has lavished praise on Chinese President Xi Jinping. They shared opinions on books, movies and favorite flowers she said hers include orchids and peonies. Stoltenberg said, "This will send a strong political message of NATO's commitment to the fight against terrorism and improve coordination within the Coalition".
Little has changed at the scene of the al-Jadida airstrike that killed more than 100 civilians more than two months ago and ratcheted up pressure on the USA -led coalition to address allegations of mounting civilian casualties in the fight against the Islamic State group.
On this occasion, PM Modi said, "You have been waiting for this bridge for the last five decades, today you have got it". The 9.15-kilometre-long bridge to connect Assam state with Arunachal Pradesh is the longest bridge in India. He said that good connectivity in the North-East will also link the region with the economy of South-East Asia. Along with the inauguration of the Dhola-Sadiya bridge, PM Modi will also be laying the foundation for various projects including the new All India ...
President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands in a meeting at Brussels . Cue laughs from leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Jens Stoltenberg as Macron found his arm wrenched about by a smiling Trump.
Law enforcement in the United Kingdom continued to expand its investigation Wednesday, citing a wider terror network and arresting at least six people in connection with the attack. "It was more sophisticated than some of the horrific events that we have seen in the past or in other parts of Europe so people are reasonably wondering whether he did this on his own", she said.
Rouhani decisively won a presidential election on Friday , securing another four-year term. The trip was made not only in a bid to gain help in defeating terror group Islamic State (IS), but also to contain what Trump believes is a threat from Iran, the experts said .
Workers wearing masks, helmets and bulletproof vests prepare to take down the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee , who commanded Confederate armies fighting the United States in the Civil War, in Lee Circle in New Orleans , Friday, M. It's a bronze sculpture of Lee looking toward the northern horizon from atop a roughly 60-foot-tall (18 meter) column. Certain conditions apply, however; the statues can not be displayed outdoors on public property in New Orleans .
Trump is slated to arrive in Israel Monday following a weekend in Saudi Arabia. The White House disputed the account. Congress recognized Jerusalem as Israeli in 1995, but successive presidents have waived a provision in that law that requires the United States to move the embassy there from Tel Aviv.
Trump, who had no apparent role in the disclosures, called the leaks "deeply troubling". President Trump also reportedly ordered the Justice department to launch investigation into the leaks from the Manchester blasts. Speaking on Wednesday morning, before the publication of the photos, the Home Secretary said she did not believe the Americans had compromised the investigation with the early release of information including the numbers of casualties, the name of the bomber and suspicions ...
Senior Jacob Dumford (3:48.75) controlled that seventh spot in the third heat, running the second-fastest time among non-automatic qualifiers and earning a spot in the quarterfinals on Saturday . "This was a great way to end my college career", Sandfort says. "They've been consistent all year, which is what I expect going into this weekend".
Spokeswoman of Greater Manchester Police was quoted by the Independent as saying that "we have made an arrest in Wigan this afternoon in connection with the investigation into the horrific incident at Manchester Arena ". The minister said that as many as 3,800 troops could be deployed to patrol streets across the United Kingdom and guard vital locations, such as Buckingham Palace and the prime minister's residence at Downing Street.
There was no demand from Israel to facilitate the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and no mention of curtailing settlement construction. And he won plaudits from both his Israeli and Palestinian hosts. Trump's foreign tour comes in the shadow of difficulties at home, where he is struggling to contain a scandal after firing James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director almost two weeks ago.
McDonnell, for example, once backed a campaign calling for Mi5 and armed police to be disbanded . Hospitals have been warned to be ready. He said there would be more armed police on the streets and at key places during the weekend, which is a holiday weekend in Britain .
That echoed the Israeli demand for Palestinian leaders to stop paying stipends to those who attack Israelis - as Netanyahu subsequently noted. He then visited the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, both in occupied East Jerusalem , and held press conferences with Israeli leaders.
Donald Trump smooths over his tie and adjusts his coat after the rejection. While many have spent time analyzing what President Trump's trip to Israel meant for foreign relations, others couldn't stop talking about another moment. She saved him from an embarrassing breach of protocol, when he forgot to raise his hand to his heart for the national anthem. Trump and Melania hold hands as they arrive to board Air Force One for travel to Rome from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv.
In related news, The Washington Post quoted Rouhani as saying that Iranians are "waiting for this government to become stable intellectually" and that "hopefully, things will settle down... "Sadly, the Iranian regime to this day does a great disservice to its people by showing no signs that it's willing or capable of moving past the extremist fervor of its 1979 revolutionary ethos".
Other Manchester connections under investigation, the officials said , include a 50-year-old former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Ronald Fiddler, also known as Jamal al-Harith. "It is absolutely understandable the distress and upset that this caused to these families that are already suffering", he said. Georgina, who was studying Health and Social Care, had posted on social media about how much she was looking forward to seeing Ariana Grande perform.
TRUMP: The Palestinians are ready to reach for peace. Donald Trump on Tuesday arrived in Rome for a high-profile meeting with Pope Francis in what was his first official trip to Europe since becoming US President . But others were more pessimistic about Trump's prospects for bringing peace - not only politicians but also religious leaders, including the Jerusalem-based representative of the Vatican , which was the next stop on the President's itinerary.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Theresa May said she and other leaders at G7 summit in Italy agreed Friday that the threat from ISIS "is revolving, rather than disappearing". The Labour leader was also expected to criticise cuts to police numbers in Britain , saying the country could not protect itself "on the cheap".
Trump signed an executive order creating the bipartisan Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which would be chaired by Vice President Mike Pence , White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters. Last week, the Brennan Center for Justice said it studied jurisdictions accounting for 23.5 million votes in the 2016 election, and those jurisdictions reported an estimated 30 instances of suspected non-citizens voting .
She arrived at Seoul Central District Court in handcuffs for her first public appearance since she was arrested at the end of March , news agency Yonhap reported. If convicted, Park could be sentenced to life in prison. She, however, denies any wrongdoing and alleges that she is being framed in a political conspiracy.
This news is much more hard to caveat. The exact nature of the FBI's interest in Kushner remains unknown. "Kushner's security clearance should be suspended until the FBI's findings are complete". The discussion of a secret channel adds to a broader pattern of efforts by Trump's closest advisers to obscure their contacts with Russian counterparts.
Following Wednesday's assault on a reporter covering the Montana special election, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched new ads highlighting the altercation. Jacobs: "Yes and you just broke my glasses". The Independent Record endorsed Gianforte earlier this month, saying he was the "best" of the candidates under consideration "even though we are not 100 percent supportive of his views".
He wrote that bodyguards with Erdogan on his official state visit to Washington "viciously beat multiple individuals, throwing them to the ground and kicking them in the head". Sen. Patrick Leahy's tweet said "We've got to come back to American values". The violent capstone to Erdogan's visit spoke to the sky-high tensions between the US and Turkey , NATO allies that have increasingly sparred over USA strategy toward defeating IS militants in Syria .
The executive order issued Thursday marked the second time the US has sanctioned leaders of Venezuela's socialist government since Donald Trump became president this year. A ruling issued in late March that stripped Venezuela's congress of its last powers was later reversed amid a storm of global criticism. In March, Venezuela's foreign minister, Delcy Rodriguez, expressed to his country's chief rabbi, Isaac Cohen, "the desire to establish full relations with the State of Israel" eight ...
USA media were the first to report 22-year-old British national Salman Abedi was behind the Manchester bomber. Police have given no information about how the detained men may be connected to the bombing. Police said they had arrested a woman after an armed raid at a block of flats in Blackley, north Manchester . They also want to figure out who constructed the bomb that killed 22 people as they were leaving an Ariana Grande concert .
He also made a reference to the pictures of Trump holding Theresa May's hand in Washington DC earlier this year, concluding that a Labour government would mean "no more hand-holding with Donald Trump". Labour's programme of reform is significantly more popular among voters than the party's leader Jeremy Corbyn , a new poll suggests. "Across the country today, traditional Labour supporters are increasingly looking at what Jeremy Corbyn believes in and are appalled".
They all met with Russian officials at some point, and CNN and the New York Times , respectively, have reported that Sessions and Kushner did not disclose their meetings with Russians on their security-clearance forms. Kushner, who is Jewish, is one of Trump's closest advisers. Former CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S.
The attack happened at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday at the Manchester Arena, killing 22 people and injuring more than 60, the BBC reported . The Guardian newspaper in London said that Prime Minister Theresa May will confront U.S. President Donald Trump over the stream of leaks of crucial intelligence when the pair meet Thursday at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit meeting in Brussels.
The two are meeting at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. Relatives of 22-year-old Salman Abedi , who detonated the device, killing 22 people and injuring dozens, were detained in Libya . But the National Counter Terrorism Policing body said the investigation was being "undermined". A relative told AFP that Abedi had travelled to Manchester from Libya four days before the bombing.
His father Ramadan Abedi and two of his brothers have been arrested in connection with the bombing. Ariana Grande's concerts have been canceled until June 5 and maybe longer, until her team figures out how to address new security concerns.
The CPI (M) Politburo condemned the attacks on Dalits in Saharanpur and said certain upper caste elements sporting the colours of the Hindu Yuva Vahini had launched the attacks on people returning from a meeting addressed by BSP leader Mayawati .
The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled 10-3 on May 25 to uphold a lower court's decision that barred the Trump administration from implementing its second attempt at the travel ban. The appeals court decision was written by Chief Judge Roger Gregory, who was appointed by Democratic President Bill Clinton in a recess appointment and re-appointed by Republican President George W.
Rather than use the phrase " radical Islamic terrorism ", Trump referred to " Islamist extremism " - a subtle but meaningful distinction that suggests the extremism is more ideological than religious. He said King Salman of Saudi Arabia is also hoping for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, hinting at bringing in a regional power to clinch an agreement that has eluded numerous American presidents in the past.
A Libyan anti-terror task force arrested Hashim Abedi, the news agency reported, adding that he was "aware of all the details of the terrorist attack ". His father, Ramadan, told the Associated Press that Abedi was getting ready to go to Saudi Arabia, and then planned to come back to Libya . "We had to force open doors that wouldn't open because people were trying to get to - the entire capacity of the 20,000-person arena were trying to get out of one exit".
Teachers who were trapped in the siege by Muslim militants of Marawi city comfort each other as they wait for their transport back to their hometowns in southern Philippines for the third day Thursday, May 25, 2017. "Attack helicopters fired rockets in a precision attack", Herrera said. "The local groups have transformed". The violence erupted after a failed army raid to capture a top militant leader.
U.S. officials informed on the matter told the newspaper that the USA did not have permission to share the intelligence and that the leak jeopardises cooperation with the source , which has "access to the inner workings of the Islamic State".
Libertarian Mark Wicks had 6% the vote with 17,655 votes. Montana voters are heading to the polls Thursday, Ma. Democrats had hoped Quist, a Montana folk singer and first-time candidate, could have capitalized on a wave of activism following President Donald Trump's election.
Trump, on the final leg of a nine-day tour of the Middle East and Europe, arrived in Sicily late Thursday after publicly criticising partners in Brussels for what he called their "chronic underpayments" to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance.
American Muslim groups also reacted with caution, applauding Trump's conciliatory tone even while condemning some of his administration's policies, such as its attempt to enact a temporary travel ban against six majority-Muslim countries.
And on the second floor there were families, too. Gen. Matthew Isler told Pentagon reporters that there is no way the munition a USA plane dropped March 17 in the Jadidah neighborhood could have caused the extensive damage that killed 101 people in a house and four in a neighboring house.
Britain's official terror threat level was raised to " critical ", the highest level, late on Tuesday, meaning an attack could be imminent. A string of details about Monday's deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena have emerged from U.S.
The strike was one of 81 other strikes in Mosul that day, including 12 in the Jadidah neighborhood, and the only one that corresponded to allegations of mass civilian casualties, according to Maj. Late in January, Abadi, who is also the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, declared the liberation of Mosul's eastern side, or the left bank of Tigris, after more than 100 days of fighting against IS militants.
May also said that the measure was "a proportionate and sensible response to the threat that our security experts judge we face". The official added that the intelligence sharing agreement between Britain and the United States is built on trust and that leaks jeopardize active investigations.
Mr Trump arrives in Israel today following his visit to Saudi Arabia, and he will hold talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later in the day in Jerusalem . "The annexation of East Jerusalem is illegal as stipulated by all worldwide laws and resolutions", he said, adding that East Jerusalem is an occupied territory.