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Author: 0 Philippine Rebel Group Waves ISIS Flag, Pledges Allegiance to Terror

Authorities have not reported any civilian casualties but GMA television network showed images of nine people who had apparently been shot dead. Duterte said martial law would mean checkpoints and arrests and searches without warrant, and it would go on for as long as necessary.

Author: 0 G-7 leaders back stronger fight against terror

Numerous protesters carried flags or wore bandanas over their faces with the hammer and sickle symbol, a communist symbol. A top White House adviser said the president's views were evolving on the issue, but Trump wasn't immediately swayed by arguments from Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany , France's President Emmanuel Macron and others to honor the Paris Agreement , brokered in 2015 by nearly 200 nations to slash fossil fuel emissions and boost funding to ease impacts of global ...

Global Media Coats, NSA chief refused Trump's request to push back on Federal Bureau of Investigation probe
Author: 0 Coats, NSA chief refused Trump's request to push back on Federal Bureau of Investigation probe

The Post quotes sources who say Trump also approached the director of the National Security Agency, Michael Rogers, and both declined, judging the request to be "inappropriate". John McCain (R-Ariz.) - dealt with the latest leak to the Washington Post meant to undermine the Trump presidency. I have always believed that, given the nature of my position and the information which we share, it's not appropriate for me to comment publicly on any of that.

Global Media Trump Brands Those Responsible for Manchester as 'Evil Losers in Life'
Author: 0 Trump Brands Those Responsible for Manchester as 'Evil Losers in Life'

Pro-Israeli lawmakers in the United States have objected to American aid to the Palestinians, claiming the money is used to make payments to the families of prisoners, who are considered "freedom fighters" among many Palestinians. "In my meeting with my very good friend Binyamin [Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister], I can tell you also, that he is reaching for peace". Beyond support for terrorism, Trump had slammed Saudi Arabia in the past for wanting to " enslave women and kill gays ".

Author: 0 Pope Francis, Trump meet in Vatican for private talk

From CNN . No matter what you think of Spicer, this will just bum you out. Trump's family members have featured prominently on his first overseas trip. As he bade the pope farewell, Trump told him, " I won't forget what you said ". In the past, Trump has said that climate change was a Chinese hoax ; more recently he has rolled back Barack Obama's climate change policies and hired a climate change skeptic to head the EPA .

Author: 0 Pres. Trump omits defense pact in NATO speech

But as a 39-year-old who has never held elected office, Macron clearly was excited about the appearance with the USA president, which cemented his status as a new global player - and as a formidable hand-shaker. But to demand that other nations pay a fairer share of the bill is not, in and of itself, an attack on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or an undermining of America's commitment to the alliance.

Global Media Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

Overall, the focus of Trump's trip to the Middle East seemed more about meeting anyone who does not like Iran and to criticise Iran, despite the re-election of moderate Rouhani once again. This is something no one would have predicted in December 2015, when candidate Trump called for a ban on Muslim visitors to the US. The paper said that US President Donald Trump's plan for Palestinian-Israeli peace assumes normalization of relations between the Arab states and Israel as a ...

Global Media G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks: French source
Author: 0 G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks: French source

In March, the U.S. got the G20 to drop its traditional pro-free trade stance, but Trump has postponed a decision on whether to abandon his country's commitments to curbing carbon emissions until after Taormina . Security precautions increased after clashes at the Genoa summit 16 years ago left one protester dead. "He digested that. That was a meaningful moment to him", Cohn stated.

Author: 0 ISIS Booby Traps Killed Mosul Civilians After Airstrike

The collapse killed 101 civilians sheltered in the bottom floor of the building and four in a nearby building. Thirty-six civilians who were believed to have been in the area have not been accounted for. At the actual time of the strike, when the Iraqi forces were under fire, there was not full line of sight to the building. The bomb's effects were expected to be contained to the second floor of the building, but "the GBU-38 sparked a secondary detonation of a large amount of explosive ...

Author: 0 Ex-CIA chief warned Russia to stay out of election

In a statement to reporters regarding the subpoenas, panel vice chairman Mark Warner said on Tuesday that the committee disagrees "with General Flynn's lawyers' interpretation of taking the Fifth". "Anybody who gets close to this investigation loses their job or ends up in a hard position", he said, before listing Flynn, Comey, fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Global Media First Lutheran Church plans vacation bible school June 5-8
Author: 0 First Lutheran Church plans vacation bible school June 5-8

June 3 , 10, 17, Northeast United Church of Christ, 6200 Adams St. On June 4 , sessions will be held at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The Sunday morning speaker will be Bishop Rufus Sanders, the national presider of ACOP. There is no fee charged for attending the group. Call the church office for more information at 770-775-7238. Oakland Baptist Church, at 1005 Ga. "Created by God, Built for a goal", theme of Vacation Bible School , June 7, 8 and 9 from 6 to 8:30 Barlow Presbyterian Church, ...

Global Media US, Japan to extend North Korea sanctions
Author: 0 US, Japan to extend North Korea sanctions

The long-planned exercise of USA homeland defense systems is scheduled for Tuesday and will test the ability of the ground-based interceptor missiles at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to shoot down the long-range missiles. The isolated nation's tests have been unsuccessful, though Pentagon officials fear it's only a matter of time before they get it right. The US is now focusing on North Korea as its leader, Kim Jong-un, has pledged to field a nuclear-armed missile capable of ...

Author: 0 Ex-CIA chief warned Russian Federation to stay out of election

First, he said, such intelligence is not shared with ambassadors but rather through intelligence channels. Separately, the top USA intelligence official, Dan Coats , sidestepped a question on a Washington Post report that Trump had asked him and the National Security Agency chief to help him knock down the notion there was evidence of such collusion.

Author: 0 Philippines Says Foreign Fighters Have Joined IS-Linked Militant Group

Duterte has vowed to extinguish the threat of the fighters, whom he has said belong to the banned local Maute group but are being backed by criminals in the area. "We suspect that but we're still validating", he said. Malabang Police Chief Romeo Enriquez told The Associated on Friday that he is fine. Hapilon, a leader of another Mindanao-based rebel group Abu Sayyaf, pledged allegiance to Islamic State past year and has formed an alliance with Maute.

Author: 0 Iran's first VP quits the presidential race, backs Rouhani

Mayor of Tehran Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, a figure in the principlist political faction who struggled to drum up support for his presidential campaign by hammering Rouhani, chose to quit the race on Monday in favor of Raeisi. He reached a deal with world powers in 2015 which lifted most worldwide sanctions in return for curbing Iran's nuclear programme. Some conservatives had been unhappy that Qalibaf was standing again and risking a split in the anti-Rouhani vote.

Author: 0 Macron Urges Trump to Avoid Hasty Climate Change Decision

Accustomed to seeing their president literally crush the hand of his interlocutor, the American journalists greatly appreciated the attitude of Emmanuel Macron when it came, for him, the moment to shake the hand of Donald Trump . The French leader says he believes the arguments made by the six other members enabled Trump to understand the importance of that issue and the necessity the Paris agreement for the US economy.

Global Media Trump meeting with G-7, African leaders
Author: 0 Trump meeting with G-7, African leaders

Trump's pending review of US climate policies and decision not to make up his mind before the Taormina summit has braced environmentalists for the possibility of bland language that says little after years of increasingly stronger commitments to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and emissions under the Paris Agreement .

Author: 0 G7 communique acknowledges split with U.S. on climate

The Islamic State extremist group claimed the attack, although authorities are working to establish the bomber's ties to extremist organizations. On trade, the Trump administration agreed that the final declaration include a pledge to fight protectionism.

Author: 0 Manchester terror attack: Further arrests made this morning

In the statement , Trump said "there is no relationship we cherish more than the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom", and promised that his administration would get to the bottom of the matter. Police arrested two further suspects on Thursday morning, bringing the total number of arrests to eight, including a woman and Abedi's brother. "This is until such time as we have assurances that no further unauthorised disclosures will occur", a ...

Author: 0 Manchester police make 'significant progress' in bombing probe

So far 10 people, ranging in age from 16 to 38, have been arrested in a series of at least six raids. As the UK's terror alert remained at its maximum " critical " level, it was also revealed Thursday that British intelligence foiled five planned terror operations since an attack at Westminster on March 22.

Author: 0 Following Vatican Visit, Melania Trump Spokeswoman Confirms First Lady Is Catholic

Pope Francis had told reporters , "In our talk, things will come out". Visit comes after public disagreements between the two men over climate change , immigration and refugee policy. He is something. He is really good. Trump later called the meeting "great" and "fantastic". Every woman in the US delegation wore a veil, including Ivanka Trump , the president's daughter who converted to Judaism before marriage.

Global Media Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next ?
Author: 0 Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next ?

Pope Francis and President Donald Trump have made no secret of their opposing viewpoints: on immigration, on climate change , or on walls. The two exchanged gifts at the end of the meeting . In return, the Pope gave Trump an olive tree medal that symbolizes peace. To this Trump replied, "We can use peace". The two men have had a rather rocky relationship.

Author: 0 Theresa May announces u-turn on social care at Welsh manifesto launch

People will be left to fend for themselves and will be forced to use their home to pay for care, even if they are receiving care in their own home". "They don't know how much". "And we also said that we would protect £100,000 of your savings so, however expensive your care, you can pass something on to your family". The cap now acts as a maximum.

Global Media Trump Expected To Talk Climate Change At G-7 Summit
Author: 0 Trump Expected To Talk Climate Change At G-7 Summit

The 43rd summit of the G7, the group of most industrialized economies, opened in Taormina , a town in Italy's Sicily , today. Trump has said he will make a decision on whether to opt out of the Paris Agreement on fighting global warming only after the G-7 summit, leaving scant hope of even a compromise in Sicily that would give momentum to the G-20 summit in Hamburg in July.

Global Media Saudi anti-Iran rhetoric
Author: 0 Saudi anti-Iran rhetoric

The council will choose a new mayor when it convenes, which it must do within 45 days of the results. "But the foundation of power is national strength and this only happens through elections", Rouhani said . Rouhani's allies say he still has the wherewithal to deliver progress. But in a reminder of the worldwide pressure that Iran faces, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said yesterday Teheran must stop supporting armed groups in Syria and Iraq that destabilise the Middle East if it ...

Global Media Miles translates as Pope offers olive branch to Trump
Author: 0 Miles translates as Pope offers olive branch to Trump

She also presented Pope Francis with rosary beads for the Pontiff to bless. Later that day, the First Lady's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham confirmed to that Melania is a practicing Catholic. In his response, Pope Francis said, "A person who only thinks about building walls, wherever they may be, and not about building bridges, is not a Christian".

Author: 0 Trump delays decision on Paris climate accord

President Donald Trump , on Friday also discussed climate and trade. President Donald Trump said that he would make a decision next week on whether the U.S. Previous reporting has said other members of Trump's orbit are also focuses of the investigation, but the reports Thursday evening were the first to name a current White House official.

Global Media Donald Trump's first foreign tour: his most awkward moments
Author: 0 Donald Trump's first foreign tour: his most awkward moments

Saudi Arabia doesn't recognize Israel's right to exist but the two countries are united in wanting to stop Iran's ascent in the region. Israeli right-wingers celebrated US President Donald Trump's visit after he made no mention of the two-state solution, but a lack of specifics on how he would resolve the conflict with the Palestinians raised concerns.

Global Media Leaks of Manchester bomb probe
Author: 0 Leaks of Manchester bomb probe "reprehensible", will stop - United States envoy

Making a further gesture of good will, he dispatched his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, to London to convey solidarity over the suicide attack, which left 22 dead. "We greatly value the crucial relationship with our trusted partners around the world so we can collaborate and share sensitive information to defeat terrorism and protect the public at home and overseas", Britain's national counterterrorism head Mark Rowley said in a statement.

Author: 0 G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks - French source

World leaders gathered here engaged in a heated argument over combating climate change , a major point of dispute between G7 heads of state and President Donald Trump , who is considering withdrawing from the landmark Paris climate accord.

Author: 0 Kushner 'proposed secret communication channel with Russia'

Mr Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with ambassador Sergei Kislyak during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former U.S. As the Washington Post noted, intelligence experts say the move would show "staggering naivete" on the part of Jared Kushner if true. A staffer said White House officials are starting to realize the Russian Federation probe, and fallout over the administration's attempts to push back against the investigation, ...

Global Media United States gives Israel another $75 million in defense aid
Author: 0 United States gives Israel another $75 million in defense aid

U.S. President Donald Trump has visited the Middle East during his first overseas trip since he took office in January. 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 .

Global Media World leaders react to horrific Manchester bombing
Author: 0 World leaders react to horrific Manchester bombing

British police said that the explosion outside a concert hall overnight between Monday and Tuesday was a suicide attack. "The terrorists and extremists and those who give them aid and comfort must be driven out from our society forever", Trump said in Bethlehem alongside Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Author: 0 Tim Farron targets young voters with Lib Dem manifesto promising 'brighter future'

The party will also unveil today a raft of policies aimed at securing what it calls "a brighter future" for the country [see below]. "It is going to wreck our children's future for years to come", he said. The Liberal Democrats will introduce a discount bus pass available to all young people aged between 16 and 21 who are ordinarily resident in England.

Global Media Pakistan, Afghanistan to play T20 matches, bilateral series
Author: 0 Pakistan, Afghanistan to play T20 matches, bilateral series

Both boards will try our best to keep our relations positive". The former has won all three of those worldwide matches which took place between February 2012 and 2014. The ACB had arranged a similar deal in 2013 which the Afghanistan cricketers were given access to the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. Afghanistan were the first worldwide team to visit Pakistan since the 2009 attacks in Lahore and had been part of the domestic T20 competition in Karachi in 2013.

Author: 0 DNC calls for firing Trump's son-in-law over Russia revelations

The State Department, the White House National Security Council and us intelligence agencies all have the ability to set up secure communications channels with foreign leaders, though doing so for a transition team would be unusual. Reuters reported last week that a proposal for a back channel was discussed between McMaster's predecessor Mike Flynn and the Russian ambassador as Trump prepared to take office.

Global Media Babri case: Additional charges against LK Advani
Author: 0 Babri case: Additional charges against LK Advani

Veteran political leader LK Advani and Minister at the centre Uma Bharti had requested for relaxation from personal appearance, but the court refused to grant the same and asked them to personally appear before it. The conspiracy charge against Mr Advani and others was dropped by a special CBI Court in 2001, and upheld by the Allahabad High Court in 2010. It had said additional charges will be framed under Section 120-B (conspiracy) and the other provisions of the penal code mentioned in ...

Author: 0 President Trump's views on Paris climate agreement 'evolving,' adviser Gary Cohn says

Trump has yet to act on his campaign threat to ditch the Paris accord , having said he would listen to what U.S. partners have to say before making a decision on how to proceed after the G7. A person familiar with the negotiations at the Group of Seven summit said that six members of the G-7 would stick with their endorsement of the Paris deal, and await a decision from the U.S.

Global Media North Korea renews accusation of Central Intelligence Agency assassination plot
Author: 0 North Korea renews accusation of Central Intelligence Agency assassination plot

North Korea, which has defied calls to rein in its weapons program - even from its lone major ally China, has been working on a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead capable of striking the United States mainland. KCNA also quoted Kim as accusing the United States of "browbeating" countries that "have no nukes", and said Kim warned Washington "not to misjudge the reality that its mainland is in the North's sighting range for [a] strike".

Author: 0 Trump says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to get 'stronger' as members step up payments

Trump irritated European Union leaders during his election campaign past year by hailing Brexit and suggesting other countries might follow Britain out of the 28-nation bloc. Despite Trump having backed Britain's Brexit vote previous year, it was all smiles at the headquarters of the European Union as Trump met the bloc's top two officials, Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker.

Author: 0 G-7 leaders in Italy get tricolor flyover

After the G-7 summit of economically advanced countries, the president will address American troops on an Italian base before departing for home. Exchange rate depreciation to obtain undue advantages for exports is a domain in which the USA wants to reiterate its warning to some of its G7 partners, such as Japan , but especially Germany - whose record current account surplus, partly reflecting an implicit subsidy provided by the single European currency, is followed with concern in ...

Global Media Pyongyang unveils satellite photos of Thaad in South Korea
Author: 0 Pyongyang unveils satellite photos of Thaad in South Korea

China sees the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system as a threat to its own military capability and has slapped a series of measures against South Korean businesses seen as economic retaliation . Their conversation lasted around 40 minutes, Yoon said, adding it marked the first time for a Chinese leader to call his or her South Korean president to congratulate the latter on his or her election.

Author: 0 Trump handshake showdown with France's Macron

Macron grabs Trump's hand, and Trump sharply yanks Macron towards him in what's become a signature Trump move. "Macron plays the Trump handshake game well". Steve Holland, who covers the White House for Reuters , tweeted this: "The photogs noticed that Trump and Macron were gripping their hands hard and in photo below".

Author: 0 Rodrigo Duterte warns of 'contamination' by ISIS

Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled i. The Philippines government said foreign fighters (including Malaysians and Indonesians) have joined an Islamic State-linked militant group occupying a southern Philippine city. Philippine armed forces helicopters fired guided rockets at Islamist militant positions on Saturday in an attempt to end a siege in the southern city of Marawi that has raged for five days.

Global Media Woman arrested over Manchester bombing after armed police search flats
Author: 0 Woman arrested over Manchester bombing after armed police search flats

The woman was arrested in the Blackley area of Manchester on Wednesday after a series of raids across Manchester , Wigan and Nuneaton , Warwickshire, while relatives of bomber Salman Abedi were detained in Libya. A GMP spokesman said: "We made an arrest in Wigan yesterday in connection with the investigation into the incident at Manchester Arena". The 22-year-old's father and brother have also been arrested in Tripoli by Libyan authorities.

Author: 0 'Chelsea have momentum, defeat a disaster for Arsenal'

Conte must decide whether to give his 36-year-old center back another moment in the spotlight at Wembley after making more than 700 appearances in 19 years at the club. "They need to prove - we all need to prove - every day, but I don't think too much about that". I played with Dennis Bergkamp up front against Manchester United, who had ( Cristiano) Ronaldo , (Wayne) Rooney, (Ryan) Giggs, (Paul) Scholes.

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