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Author: 0 UK: Manchester rocked by explosion, survivors recount horrifying tales

A man embraces a woman and a teenager as he collects them from the Park Inn Hotel where they were given refuge after the explosion. A USA official said suicide bombing is now considered to be the "likely" reason for the blast and a male at the scene in Manchester has been identified as the probable bomber.

Global News Trump has a message for the Muslim world
Author: 0 Trump has a message for the Muslim world

Zarif's comments came hours after Trump, who is visiting Saudi Arabia , urged Arab and Islamic leaders to unite and defeat Islamist extremists. As he arrived in his Humvee in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where mortars fell nearby, Master Sergeant Dhu-Alfuqar Ali, a member of Iraq's elite counterterrorism unit, said that Trump should not have delivered the speech in Saudi Arabia, "where they are supporting terrorism".

Global News 'Weak and wobbly' Theresa May makes U-turn on social care cap
Author: 0 'Weak and wobbly' Theresa May makes U-turn on social care cap

By Friday morning, rumblings of discontent were growing louder: Sarah Wollaston, the former GP who is campaigning to retain her Totnes seat for the Conservatives and has campaigned for better funding for social care, wrote an article in the Times warning that "the dropping of the care cap sadly leaves social care uninsurable, leaving in place the miserable lottery of care costs".

Author: 0 'Pained,' Says Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Manchester Concert Blast

I'm sending all my love". He added: "We are grieving today, but we are strong". Dearest Georgina, may your kind soul rest in peace. "Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured", Modi tweeted. The blast outside Manchester Arena left at least 22 people dead including children, and 59 others injured. 'There were lots of children at Holiday Inn.' Chief constable Ian Hopkins said: 'This has been the most horrific incident we have had to face in Greater ...

Author: 0 19 killed in terror attack at UK pop concert

She said her thoughts were with the victims and the families of those who have been affected. Greater Manchester Police chief Ian Hopkins told reporters that investigators were "working closely with the national counter terrorism policing network and United Kingdom intelligence partners".

Global News Juve sign Cuadrado on permanent deal
Author: 0 Juve sign Cuadrado on permanent deal

Juventus have announced that Juan Cuadrado has signed a permanent deal at the club. However, that move has now become permanent with Cuadrado now officially signing up with the Bianconeri. The Colombian will hope to have an impact on next month's UEFA Champions League final, when Juventus take on Real Madrid in Cardiff. Juventus and the player signed a contract of employment until 30 June 2020.

Global News Trump Advises Muslim Countries to Take Lead in Fighting Extremism
Author: 0 Trump Advises Muslim Countries to Take Lead in Fighting Extremism

Trump landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport for a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories as part of his first trip overseas since taking office. Air Force One touched down earlier Saturday at the King Khalid airport in Riyadh , where Trump was greeted on a red carpet-bedecked tarmac by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and other high-level Saudi officials.

Author: 0 Children among 22 dead, 59 hurt at Manchester concert

There was no immediate claim of responsbility, but Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said police are treating the blast as an act of terrorism "until we know otherwise". Taylor Swift tweeted, "My thoughts, prayers and tears for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy tonight. My thoughts are with all those affected and our brilliant emergency services".

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Author: 0 "Confirmed fatalities" at Ariana Grande concert in England

Vincent Kompany, the City captain, wrote: "I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims. Japan stands in solidarity with the people of the U.K". Our thoughts go out to all those affected by this evening's horrific incident. Mrs May said: "We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack".

Author: 0 Turkey slams U.S. over 'aggressive' acts against bodyguards

It confirmed the US ambassador in Ankara had been summoned by the Turkish government to discuss the "violent incidents". The Turkish government has also formally requested " a full investigation of this diplomatic incident ", said the AP .

Author: 0 Ariana Grande Concert: 19 Confirmed Dead, 50 Injured In Manchester Arena Bombing

At least 19 people are dead and about 50 injured in a possible terrorist incident Monday night at Manchester Arena in England, where pop singer Ariana Grande was performing, Greater Manchester Police said. citizens to "maintain security awareness" and seek guidance from local authorities. May, who faces an election in two-and-a-half weeks, said her thoughts were with the victims and their families.

Global News Trump opens first visit to Israel as president
Author: 0 Trump opens first visit to Israel as president

And on the eve of Trump's visit, an Israeli official said Netanyahu's cabinet has approved confidence building measures with the Palestinians, including allowing building in a West Bank area. "Intelligence cooperation is terrific", Netanyahu said. President Trump arrived in Israel Monday, continuing his visit to the Middle East. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be at the top of the President's agenda as he meets with leaders from both sides.

Author: 0 Police say 19 killed in blast at Grande concert

Manchester Arena said the blast "took place outside the venue in a public space", while police said it was "within the foyer area of the stadium". Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair joined other Canadian politicians in condemning the incident, calling it "devastating news", adding, "all our love to Manchester and everyone affected by this awful attack".

Author: 0 Iranian Tensions Cloud Victory for Moderates in Tehran

Also Monday, the foreign ministers of France and Germany said their countries want to work with Iran following Rouhani's re-election but are pressing Tehran to keep to the nuclear deal and to help de-escalate Mideast conflicts. Speaking at the first press conference after his reelection, President Rouhani reminded the Riyadh regime that the 110-billion-dollar arms deal it has signed with the USA is not going to secure the kingdom's power.

Author: 0 President Trump's Trip to Israel: May 22

But, White added, "The truth is that both Jews and Palestinians are going to need to make compromises in order for there to be a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict". Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday, May, 22, 2017 . President Donald Trump's first visit to Jerusalem as president is being overshadowed by reminders of tumult back home .

Author: 0 South Korea fires warning shots at North after 'drone' crosses border

China has been infuriated by the USA deployment of THAAD in South Korea, saying it is a threat to its security and will do nothing to ease tensions with Pyongyang. North Korea conducted two nuclear tests past year alone, possibly improving its ability to make nuclear weapons small enough to fit on long-range missiles.

Author: 0 UN Calls Emergency Meeting Over North Korea Missile Testing

The missile tested was the Pukguksong-2, a land-based version of Pyongyang's submarine-launched weapon, using solid-fuel that allows for immediate firing, KCNA said. "It is important to lower North Korea's foreign currency earnings and prevent nuclear missile related shipment and technological transfer in order to prevent North Korea's nuclear missile development".

Global News South Korea's Moon appoints top ministers and security adviser
Author: 0 South Korea's Moon appoints top ministers and security adviser

South Korea President Moon Jae-in announced on Sunday (May 21) his choices for finance minister, foreign minister and the top security advisor role in his new government. What also attracts our attention is the president's appointment of Chung Eui-yong, former South Korean ambassador to Geneva, as head of the National Security Office (NSO).

Author: 0 North Korea-linked hackers 'highly likely' behind WannaCry: Symantec

The malicious software has been used by the North Korea-connected hacking collective Lazarus Group to attack a number of targets, including financial institutions in Southeast Asia. Victims included more than 60 NHS trusts in the United Kingdom as well as Fedex, Renault and Telefonica. Moreover, Trojan.Alphanc , which was used to distribute the WannaCry ransomware in March and April, is actually just a modified version of Backdoor.Duuzer , which carries links to Lazarus.

Global News Len McCluskey wrong to say Labour can not win election - Kezia Dugdale
Author: 0 Len McCluskey wrong to say Labour can not win election - Kezia Dugdale

The upturn came as the government slipped slightly but retained a huge 13 point lead. We know that the majority of right-wing Blairite MPs, who also control the party machine, would rather Corbyn lose this election . Ms Dugdale will say: "In the face of some of the greatest challenges our country has ever faced, the choice at this election is being presented as one between a Scottish National Party with no programme to speak of and an emboldened Tory party that is pushing a hard Brexit at all ...

Author: 0 Philippine President Alleges China Threatened War

For China , the code of conduct is a means to achieving its goal of keeping the USA and its allies from intervening in the matter in the name of freedom of navigation or maintaining regional stability, said Huang Jing, an expert on the region at National University of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

Global News Here's the latest ethics conflict swirling in Trump's White House
Author: 0 Here's the latest ethics conflict swirling in Trump's White House

That was Republican Sen. Considering the Office of Government Ethics was created in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal, this all lines up nearly too perfectly. The order relaxed Obama-era rules that more tightly restricted lobbyists in government. Timothy Clark, for example-formerly a lobbyist for the drug-makers trade association PhRMA-is the White House liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Author: 0 Turkey condemns North Korean missile launch

South Korean Army Col. Roh Jae-cheon said the missile appeared to have a range of about 1,500 miles - sufficient to reach USA military installations across South Korea and Japan but not the US territory of Guam. Analysts said that with a range of 4,500km, the Hwasong-12 has a striking reach farther than any previous ballistic missile launched by the North , putting United States bases on the Pacific island of Guam within reach - and that it could serve as a platform to develop an ...

Author: 0 US President Donald Trump talks tough on Tehran

In a highly anticipated speech to dozens of leaders of Muslim countries in Saudi Arabia , Trump lashed out at Iran and softened his tone on Islam by rejecting the idea of a battle between religions. Mr Trump's remarks came a day after the country re-elected its moderate president Hassan Rouhani, in a sign that the majority of Iranians are keen for reforms.

Global News Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) the Big War Winner
Author: 0 Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) the Big War Winner

This includes Daily Beast reporter Yashar Ali as well as journalist and former White House staff member Claude Taylor , who both named Jared Kushner as the target. Kushner, who traveled with the president on his first foreign trip Friday, is one of a few Trump administration officials who have admitted to having contact with Russian officials.

Author: 0 Nineteen killed in terror blast at United Kingdom pop concert

No group has claimed responsibility for the incident in Manchester. If the incident is confirmed as a terrorist attack it would be the most deadly in Britain since the London subway bombings in 2005. "Pained by the attack in Manchester. This is now being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise", police said in a statement. "We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families, and all those affected in your hearts and prayers".

Global News With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel
Author: 0 With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel

Trump addressed dozens of leaders of Muslim states in Riyadh on May 21, urging leaders to fight against Islamic extremism and calling for the isolation of Iran, which he accused of fueling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror". Bolton, who served as ambassador to the United Nations under former President George W. Bush, said the damage needing to be fixed from the Obama years "underlines why Trump's policy proposals are potentially so important".

Author: 0 Turkey slams U.S. arming Syrian Kurds in IS fight

Preparing to retake Raqqa, the ISIS capital, the US announced yesterday that it would provide heavy weapons to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are dominated by members of the Kurdish YPG militia . I hope they turn back from this mistake. "This is yet another victory by the SAC and the SDF, our most committed and capable ground force partners in the fight against ISIS", coalition spokesman U.S.

Author: 0 Much-anticipated Ariana Grande concert ends in blood, horror

We continue to do all we can to support them. Manchester police said this "is now being treated as terrorist incident until police know otherwise". Police confirmed it was a suicide attack. "My thoughts are with all those affected and our brilliant emergency services". Walker, who is from the northern city of Leeds, said she had a stomach wound and possibly a broken leg.

Global News Liberation of Mosul 'imminent,' IS days numbered — United Nations envoy
Author: 0 Liberation of Mosul 'imminent,' IS days numbered — United Nations envoy

The documents show that researchers fed one of the prisoners thalium sulphate, and he died a painful death 10 days later after suffering from brain swelling. In an operation that has lasted since October 2016, Iraqi forces backed by worldwide air forces say they have retaken the majority of the city, though many strongholds, including Mosul University, which has been severely damaged, were fortified, and booby-trapped, requiring weeks of vicious streetfights.

Global News Police block march of elderly Venezuelans
Author: 0 Police block march of elderly Venezuelans

Others vowed to stay rain or shine for the full 12 hours of the sit-in. Police have blocked marches with tear gas, pepper spray and water cannons, while protesters have hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails, vandalised property and started fires in a near-daily series of clashes.

Author: 0 Trump Told Russians Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Relieved 'Great Pressure'

Former FBI Director James Comey , who was sacked by President Trump last week, will be testifying in an open session before the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to a press release by members of the committee. House oversight committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz also announced a hearing next week in which he had invited Comey to testify , but he did so before making contact with Comey, and it's unlikely the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director plans to attend.

Global News EIB confirms support for Belt and Road initiative
Author: 0 EIB confirms support for Belt and Road initiative

Beijing is willing to maintain communication with Rome on major global issues, and hopes Italy can play a positive role within the European Union in order to safeguard development of China-EU ties, he said. "It is important for all parties to work more closely together if we are to make the blueprint a reality and keep delivering tangible results". China had dismissed reports that the One Belt, One Road initiative will give it a vested interest in the Kashmir matter.

Global News Moment of deadly Manchester Arena blast caught on dashcam
Author: 0 Moment of deadly Manchester Arena blast caught on dashcam

Investigators are looking into the possibility of a suicide bombing outside of the arena, according to a Western law enforcement official and a USA law enforcement official. Rivero said he had been watching the concert near the front of the stage in the back left of the Manchester Arena when he heard what sounded like an explosion come from outside.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande's Management Team After Manchester Concert: "Our Hearts Are Broken"

There were no immediate details of what happened during the concert by the American singer, but police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena . Witness Andy Holey told the BBC that an explosion sent him flying about 30 feet, as he waited at the arena to pick up his wife and daughter, who were attending the show.

Author: 0 Despite Promise, Trump Won't Be Moving US Embassy To Jerusalem

According to Channel 2 News, some of Trump's closest officials sounded frustrated and furious with Bennett when speaking to their Israeli counterparts. concerns over moving the American embassy to Jerusalem , in what Haaretz newspaper called his "first public dispute" with the Trump administration.

Author: 0 Comey, Sessions both cancel planned testimony to Congress

In what could be coincidental but, in the Trump White House, could also be something else, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has also cancelled his planned testimony to the House and Senate this week. "The president feels as if he is hamstrung in his ability to work with Russian Federation to find areas of cooperation because this has been obviously so much in the news", said McMaster, who was present at the meeting.

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