President Donald Trump is back in the Washington area after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe. The highlight of Trump's trip was the signing of a $110 billion weapon sales deal with Saudi Arabia, prompting intense criticism from global rights groups and some USA lawmakers over the regime's appalling human rights record and its ongoing military aggression against neighboring Yemen, which has killed and wounded thousands and destroyed the impoverished nation's major infrastructure.
White House aides have also talked about having a rotating cast of staff brief the media, a group that could include officials such as national security adviser H.R. News reports said the White House, reeling from the explosive developments in the long-running Russian Federation saga, is creating a new rapid-fire communications unit to respond to the controversy, led by Kushner, senior presidential adviser Steve Bannon and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
The Pope and Mr Trump discussed the Middle East, worldwide affairs and the protection of Christian communities around the world, but he was in a more jovial mood with First Lady Melania Trump, asking in Spanish through his interpreter as he pointed towards the President: "What do you give him to eat?" Under clear blue skies, Mr Trump, who said sharp words about the Pope during the U.S.
President Trump called the perpetrators of the terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena that killed at least 22 and injured 59 Monday "evil losers in life", adding that terrorists, as well as those that provide them "aid and comfort", "must be driven out of our society forever".
The NATO military alliance, which Trump on the campaign trail dismissed as "obsolete" for focusing on Russian Federation instead of terrorism, is set to bow to his demands that it formally join the US-led coalition against IS. And he sped across Brussels to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, where British Prime Minister Theresa May, the leader of Washington's closest ally, buttonholed him about her anger over intelligence leaks following Monday's terrorist attack in Manchester.
On Friday and Saturday, for the first time all seven are around the same table, including also newcomers Macron, May and the Italian host, Paolo Gentiloni - forging a new dynamic after a year of global political turmoil amid a rise in nationalism.
Stephen Purvis, his wife, his son Cillian and a friend are home safe and well in east Cork following the attack that killed 22 and wounded up to 120. It was a message of defiance three days after Manchester-born Salman Abedi's attack on young fans attending a concert by USA pop star Ariana Grande.
Before this weekend's summit, China's Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui tried to reassure New Delhi that the initiative was only about economics. "No country can accept a project that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity", India's External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said on Saturday.
In an interview aired Sunday on CBS News' " Face The Nation ", Mattis said "our strategy right now is to accelerate the campaign against ISIS ". "The president was open", Mattis said of recent climate change conversations in Brussels. Mattis also said the USA position on climate change is outside his purview as Secretary of Defense. "Obviously we deal with the aspects of a warming climate in the Department of Defense", he demurred.
And he would go on to receive a liver transplant in 2010. After Allman's death on Saturday, many from across the music world spoke out to remember the legendary rocker. Just as they were achieving success with 1971's live album At Filmore East , guitarist Duane was killed in a motorcycle accident. As he said in one of his best-known songs: "Well, I've got to run to keep from hidin",/And I'm bound to keep on ridin"/And I've got one more silver dollar, /But I'm not gonna let "em catch me, ...
Queen Elizabeth II visited Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, telling 14-year-old Evie Mills and her parents: "It's terrible. Very wicked, to target that sort of thing". A shopkeeper said he hid up to six terrified passengers in the back of his Spar store on Oxford Road while armed police and uniformed officers attended the scene.
Masjedi is a senior adviser to Major General Qassem Soleimani , commander of the IRGC Quds Force, which is responsible for operations outside of Iran, including Iraq and Syria. Since the Mosul operation was launched in October, Iraqi forces have encouraged civilians to remain in their homes to avoid massive displacement.
TEHRAN , Iran (AP) - For Iranian President Hassan Rouhani , winning re-election may have been the easy part. Qassemi also made a tacit reference to a so-called anti-terror coalition formed by Saudi Arabia and said, "One result of [establishing] nominal and interest-based coalitions and of giving the wrong directions regarding the foundations.
At Manchester's Didsbury Mosque, where the Abedi family worshipped, the bombing was condemned and reports that the suspected bomber had worked there were denied. Based on what the bomber's brother has told the militia, "everything was prepared in Manchester" since the end of 2016, he said. Police hunting the network behind Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi said they made "significant" arrests and seized items they believe are "very important" in raids linked to the investigation.
Although the results are less dramatic than Friday's YouGov survey, which found the Conservative advantage squeezed to just five points, they tally with the trend in a number of polls that has shown Labour gaining on the Tories after having begun the election race as much as 25 points adrift.
Kushner initially had come to the attention of FBI investigators a year ago as they began scrutinizing former national security adviser Michael Flynn's connections with Russian officials, the two sources told Reuters. And in another reported development, The New York Times reported on Friday that Oleg Deripaska, a Russian once close to Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, has offered to cooperate with congressional bodies probing alleged Russian election meddling.
British police on Tuesday named the suspected attacker behind the Manchester concert bombing as Salman Abedi , but declined to give any further details. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing that killed 22 people and left dozens wounded.
The Tories released a video showing the Labour leader boasting about opposing anti-terror legislation and dodging questions over whether he would condemn the IRA. On the BBC's Andrew Marr Show she also insisted her opposition to MI5 had ended since the 1980s: "It has since been reformed and of course I would not call for its abolition now".
Current and former United States intelligence officials were astonished that he would have requested a secret back channel, calling it "naive" or "crazy" given the FBI's close tabs on Russian officials in the USA, the Post reported . U.S. officials, who were not named, told NBC News that the interest in Mr Kushner, 36, did not mean the investigators suspected him of a crime or intended to charge him.
Trump, who during his president campaign and presidency has been outspoken about the Muslim religion, has made the focus of his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia getting the Arab world to stop radical Islamic terrorism. officials are misleading them". Tillerson said he wants Rouhani to "begin a process of dismantling Iran's network of terrorism, dismantling its financing of the terrorist network, dismantling of the manning and the logistics and everything that they provide to these destabilizing ...
The US however broke from the other six nations, saying America is reviewing its climate policies while the G-7 members others remain committed to the Paris Agreement. Trump told Macron he is under "heavy" pressure back in the USA on the climate accord brokered by the Obama administration in 2015. The G7 leaders have agreed to keep fighting protectionism, a win for the six countries that had been pushing Trump to come around to their view of free trade.
Washington's Metropolitan Police Department said it had arrested two USA residents, Ayten Necmi, 49, and Jalal Kheirabadi, 42, over the incident, according to the BBC. His comments came after a group of protestors were thrashed right outside the residence of the ambassador in Washington DC. Several Republican lawmakers shot back, decrying the violence and demanding that Turkey apologize for the incident.
President Donald Trump is causing quite the stir amongst climate change groups. Macron hailed this as "one of the true outcomes of this G-7". "We talked about how the positive relationship between Canada and the United States is one that we have to enhance and strengthen for the benefit of both of our citizens", Trudeau told reporters Saturday in the medieval town of Taormina, Italy .
Hapilon's group then called in reinforcements and torched buildings, posted snipers on roof-tops to repel troops and took an unknown number of hostages, including a Catholic priest . "We heard gunfire, although I'm not sure if it was the same people who were shot", he said at the scene. "Let us be considerate with our Muslim brothers and sisters who have started to observe the Ramadan".
Trump might personally meet with Kasowitz as early as Sunday, and his aides have recruited a number of prominent lawyers for the president to interview in hopes that they could join the legal team. The Republican health care bill that narrowly passed the House faces an uncertain future in the Senate after a Congressional Budget Office analysis said it would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured by 2026.
This official said Kushner will keep his head down and stay focused on his work. If the Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to speak with someone, it's not necessarily an indication of involvement or complicity, said Treacy, who did two tours in Moscow as the FBI's legal attache.
The gunmen then fired at the vehicles with automatic weapons before fleeing in three 4x4 vehicles, they added. A spokesman for the Al Qaeda-supporting Majlis Mujahedeen Derna, which controls the city in eastern Libya , said the Egyptian air force carried out eight raids on the city without causing casualties.
Bomber Salman Abedi , a 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent, killed 22 people and himself on May 22 at an Ariana Grande concert. British officials have confirmed Adebi had recently returned from Libya and the officers said police needed information about his movements from May 18 when he returned to Britain.
The statement from Greater Manchester Police and United Kingdom counter-terrorism police said they had a 1,000-strong team working "around the clock" on the probe. But photographs from the bomb scene leaked to The New York Times - to the fury of British officials - suggest Abedi carried "an improvised device made with forethought and care", the newspaper wrote.
The story about the alleged phone calls was reported by Reuters , the day after reports about Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, now being part of a federal investigation into Trump associates allegedly colluding with Russian Federation to win the 2016 White House race.
Trump grabbed hold of Macron in one of his trademark long grab-and-pull handshakes. Donald Trump is now on his first overseas trip since he became the leader of the free world and so he is meeting many foreign leaders for the first time.
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Kislyak. McMaster was visibly frustrated as he faced a barrage of questions from reporters on Saturday about Kushner's contacts with the Russians. However, Kushner is becoming the central focus of the investigation , which could take a gloomy turn for the Trump presidency if his alleged ties to Russian Federation are confirmed.
Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions yesterday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to Isis ( Islamic State ), witnesses said. "Compared to the initial days, there has been increasingly less resistance from the militants within Marawi ", he said, speaking by phone from Manila .
In particular, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein urged the air forces of the Government and other States fighting ISIL in Syria to take much greater care to distinguish between legitimate military targets and civilians.
Britain's security level has been upgraded to "critical" meaning officials believe another attack may be imminent. "The country should remain vigilant". Operation Temperer, which involved the deployment of troops on patrol alongside police, would also be wound down on Monday night, at the end of the bank holiday weekend.
The Department of Justice declined for now to provide documents to House oversight committee chairman Jason Chaffetz related to former FBI Director James Comey's communications with President Donald Trump . After Trump fired Comey on May 9, he said that "this Russian Federation thing" had been a factor in his decision. "In light of this development and other considerations, we are undertaking appropriate consultation to ensure all relevant interests implicated by your request are ...
London - Britain lowered its security threat level to "severe" on Saturday following significant activity by police investigating the suicide bomb attack in Manchester , Prime Minister Theresa May said . Meanwhile, an emerging portrait of the alleged bomber remained complicated by competing assessments over whether Abedi held views that had sparked concern and attention before the bombing.
Points of focus that pertain to Kushner include: the Trump campaign's 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and Kushner's own contacts with Russians, according to U.S. The FBI's Russian Federation investigation gained increased attention after the firing of FBI Director James Comey . Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
US President Donald Trump concluded his 28-hour visit to Israel with high praise for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a passionate call for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, and a solemn vow that Iran would not obtain nuclear weapons during his term as president.
The incident took place on Wednesday, on a public dirt road between Hardeeville and Tillman in Jasper County. They allegedly admitted to officers that they had picked it up, poured the beer into its mouth, took photos of it and then released it back into a nearby pond, WMBF News reported .
Many diplomatic posts overseas also host events during Ramadan's month of fasting and prayer. But he declined and high-profile Muslim-American groups in Washington have said they have not yet received an invitation from the State Department to attend any type of reception.
British police raided several parts across the country on Wednesday, and the arrest was made following searches at an address in the town of Nuneaton in central England, and is the first one outside the Manchester area. The BBC later reported that the suspicious package was declared safe. The public were warned to stay away from the area, while Wigan Infirmary issued a plea for people to try to avoid its A&E department while the incident was ongoing.
McMaster said the report about Kushner's request for back-channel communications with Russians is "not something that we've been involved with or that I have any knowledge of", adding that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer could address the matter later.
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. Trudeau told reporters that he and Trump have reaffirmed their commitment to the deep economic relationship between Canada and the U.S. President Donald Trump will return to Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, but his White House still sits under a cloud of scandal.
Analysts believe the atmosphere was better than expected since the original time-table of their meeting was set within 20 minutes. The books and the granite were a nod to Pope Francis' 2015 address to Congress, in which he praised King's civil rights legacy, the White House said .
Bozdag reportedly told U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Turkey would no longer respond to U.S. extradition requests if the administration regarded evidence against Gulen presented by Turkey as insufficient. Showing how much the Turks care about the meeting, the Turkish president's chief advisor, İbrahim Kalın, along with intelligence chief Hakan Fidan and top commander Gen.
Travis Kalanick, 40, founded Uber in 2009. Donald Kalanick was rushed to a nearby hospital and listed in serious condition, the company said. A preliminary report indicated that the boat the couple was in struck a rock and sank, though the exact cause of the accident is still under investigation.
The former Manchester United star praised his team-mates for refusing to let their spirits drop after Diego Costa's late equaliser threatened to spoil the party. "We have a board meeting on Tuesday, and all will be clear on Wednesday or Thursday". He said, "I think the first goal was very odd". "He played his first game tonight and when he was not selected he worked even harder, which is why I pay a special tribute for him tonight".
Comey: deliberate interference with the progress of the Russian Federation probe. For instance, said two US diplomats, no one from the State Department attended Trump's February 15 meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - a sharp contrast from past administrations which would typically staff such a high-profile meeting with high-level State Department officials.