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Author: 0 Mindanao martial law to be 'as harsh' as that of Marcos: Duterte

It would not be any different from what President Marcos did. "I'd be harsh", Mr. Duterte said in a Facebook live interview with Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson of the Presidential Communications Operations Office. "Twenty-four senators can't outvote 292 congressmen", Lacson said in a text message on Wednesday, May 24. President Donald Trump appeared to endorse Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal campaign against suspected drug dealers, according to a transcript of an April ...

Author: 0 Senate Intelligence Committee Presses For Flynn Documents

The Senate Intelligence Committee announced it has subpoenaed two companies owned by Flynn. "It is a corporation", Warner told reporters. The letter the committee sent to Flynn's lawyers would also address claims by the lawyers that the committee's document requests lacked specificity, Burr said.

Author: 0 Hostages taken at church in southern Philippines

Meanwhile, Duterte said he was able to have a last minute meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I have spoken to my counterpart here in Moscow and have explained the situation and they understand that the security of the Filipino people, especially in Marawi and the whole of Mindanao is a priority", Cayetano said.

Global News Sir Roger Moore: Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan pay tribute
Author: 0 Sir Roger Moore: Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan pay tribute

The Scottish actor, 86, said in a statement: "I was very sad to hear of Roger's passing, we had an unusually long relationship by Hollywood standards, that was filled with jokes and laughter". "Like everyone else, my family and I were shocked to hear about the bad news from Manchester", he wrote. According to the BBC , in accordance to his wishes Sir Roger's funeral will be held in Monaco later this month.

Author: 0 Iran's President Criticizes US After Trump's Sharp Words

On Saturday, Rouhani pledged to open Iran to the world and deliver freedoms its people have yearned for, throwing down a defiant challenge to his hardline opponents. Trump repeatedly has criticized Iran in speeches on his first foreign trip. "Know that while there is a technical need to conduct missile tests, we will do so and we will ask the permission of no one".

Author: 0 Melania Trump Appears To Avoid Holding Donald's Hand Again

But in both the West Bank and Gaza, Palestinians held angry protests against the U.S. president's visit. If you recall just a day ago, First Lady Melania Trump sparked a viral storm after she refused to hold the hand of the President following her arrival in Tel Aviv , Israel .

Author: 0 How CIA triggered Russian Federation probe dogging Trump

Later in his testimony, after considerable badgering by Republican representatives, he reiterated that there were still matters to investigate. "I believe I was the first USA official to brace Russian Federation on this issue", Brennan said.

Author: 0 Trump to the Israelis and Palestinians: Let's Make a Deal

Trump provided few specifics about how a deal might be achieved in a peace process that has been stalled for years. He also faces difficulties at home, where he is struggling to contain a scandal after firing James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director two weeks ago.

Global News Dem wants to know if Trump pressed intel chiefs
Author: 0 Dem wants to know if Trump pressed intel chiefs

Flynn previously refused to appear before the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee to discuss the issue. Also Wednesday, The New York Times reported that USA intelligence services obtained information during the 2016 presidential election that showed senior Russian officials discussing how to influence Trump through his campaign advisers.

Global News Indian advance to knockout stages of Sudirman Cup
Author: 0 Indian advance to knockout stages of Sudirman Cup

And finally the in-form duo of Ashwini/Sikki Reddy made it 4-1 with their unbelievable win over Della Haris/Rosyita Putri Sari 21-12, 21-19. Placed in Group 1D, India have a huge task at hand to advance to the next round, as both Denmark, two-time runners-up, and former champions Indonesia boast of strong all-round teams.

Author: 0 Trump Responds To Manchester Attack In Meeting With Palestinian Leader

President Donald Trump's trip to Israel was presented as a test of his ability to make the ultimate deal, but it's serving to underscoring just how hard it is to strike a peace accord between Israelis and Palestinians. Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, both of the pro-settlement Jewish Home party, voted against a measure to boost Palestinian building in Area C of the West Bank , which Israel fully governs.

Author: 0 Trump praises Duterte for an 'unbelievable job' on drug issue

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio ordered the police and the military to lockdown the city hours after President Rodrigo Duterte declared a 60-day martial law in Mindanao late Tuesday evening. Authorities did not give any updates on the whereabouts of Hapilon. The Maute, along with the Abu Sayyaf, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, and other groups have always been operating in southern Mindanao, seemingly independently of the major Moro organizations - the Moro National ...

Global News Donald Trump holds Vatican meeting with Pope Francis
Author: 0 Donald Trump holds Vatican meeting with Pope Francis

US President Donald Trump has arrived in Italy ahead of meetings with Pope Francis and Italian leaders, on the third leg of his first global trip since taking office. The pope's gifts to Trump included a medal by a Roman artist depicting an olive, which is a symbol of peace. For the European Union and for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, this visit is about damage limitation with the fervent hope of establishing some kind of transatlantic chemistry, the BBC's Europe editor Katya ...

Author: 0 White House: Western Wall comments 'unauthorized,' do not represent Trump's stance

The Israeli prime minister released an excerpt of minutes from a February meeting at the White House with Mr Trump that his office said proved he called for the embassy to be moved. President Donald Trump is to meet with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in the holy Christian city Bethlehem in a symbolic visit to the West Bank town at the end of May.

Global News 3 more arrests in deadly Ariana Grande Manchester concert arena bombing
Author: 0 3 more arrests in deadly Ariana Grande Manchester concert arena bombing

Twitter fan page Ariana Updates posted details last night on the United States singer's heroic gesture. Grande is due to perform at the O2 on Thursday and Friday as part of her "Dangerous Woman" tour. Monday's blast marked the deadliest terror attack on British soil since the 2005 London bombings, which killed 52 people. "I haven't seen police come to his house".

Global News They went to Manchester Arena as homeless men. They left as heroes
Author: 0 They went to Manchester Arena as homeless men. They left as heroes

Mr Jones had been sleeping near Manchester Arena on Monday night when he heard the explosion that killed 22 and injured dozens more . "It was children, a lot of children with blood all over them, crying and screaming". A JustGiving page has raised over 36,000 pounds (about $47,000) for Jones. According to the New York Times , Parker ran towards the blast, despite the risk to his own life.

Author: 0 Explosion Occurred in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta

There were two blasts about five minutes apart at about 21:00 local time (14:00 GMT) near a bus station in Kampung Melayu in the east of the city. According to eyewitnesses in the densely populated neighbourhood, two loud explosions were heard at about 9pm, reported Elshinta radio.

Author: 0 Mulvaney defends plans to cut social programmes in US budget

The cuts include $800 billion from Medicaid and $193 billion from food stamps. CHIP serves more than 5.5 million children nationwide. "It's not right when you look at it from the perspective of people who pay the taxes ", Mulvaney declared.

Author: 0 Tensions in their past, Trump, Pope Francis to meet

The pontiff was then introduced to members of Trump's delegation, including his wife, Melania, his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner , as well as aides Hope Hicks and Dan Scavino. Martin Luther King, Jr. He also gave the President a signed copy of his 2017 World Day of Peace message. The Pope also gifted him an olive tree medal that he said symbolizes peace.

Author: 0 President Trump Compliments Leader Who Executes His Citizens for Drug Charges

During the Obama administration, Duterte made clear his disdain for the US president, who he repeatedly called the "son of a whore". Duterte responded by calling Obama a Taglog phrase for "son of a bitch", and the meeting was canceled. "And if I declare martial law in Mindanao, I will solve all that ails the island. We have two submarines - the best in the world - we have two nuclear submarines - not that we want to use them at all", Trump said .

Author: 0 Donald Trump's Middle East Comment in Israel

Palestinians held angry protests against the visit in both West Bank and Gaza, according to a BBC report. Trump reiterated his belief that it is crucial to create an environment in the region consistent with the goal to guarantee peace, the release noted.

Author: 0 Philippines President declares martial law on island

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella made the announcement in Moscow, Russia - where Duterte was on an official visit - adding that the declaration was made "on the grounds of rebellion because of what is happening in Mindanao ". The Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict said past year that deepening cooperation among the Maute gang, the Abu Sayyaf and other pro-IS groups meant more deadly violence was "a matter of when not if".

Author: 0 'Resistance Is Not Terrorism' say Palestinians Burning Effigies of Trump

They waved to those who arrived to greet them and Donald Trump reached for Melania Trump's hand as the couple prepared to walk down the stairs from Air Force One. President Donald Trump insisted that terrorists be called another name: "evil losers". The speech - which offered no concrete proposals for Israel-Palestinian peace - brought to a close the second leg of his first foreign trip that has focused on bringing together the world's religions in an effort to combat terrorism.

Global News North Korea says new rocket can carry nuclear warhead
Author: 0 North Korea says new rocket can carry nuclear warhead

North Korea is banned under United Nations resolutions from engaging in nuclear and missile development, but has conducted its fifth nuclear test and a string of missile launches since the start of a year ago. like guidance and stabilization systems ... and reconfirmed the reliability of new rocket engine under the practical flight circumstances", KCNA said.

Author: 0 3 more arrests in Manchester; London tourist sites protected

Interior minister Amber Rudd confirmed on Wednesday he was known to intelligence services and that it was "likely" he was not working alone. Officials are examining his trips to Libya. There were also reports Wednesday suggesting a possible al Qaeda link, with former Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent Ali Soufan, who now runs a private security consultancy, tweeting a document purportedly showing Abedi's father's name on a document linking him to the terror group.

Global News Final vote count due today in BC election; still no majority government
Author: 0 Final vote count due today in BC election; still no majority government

Absentee ballots continue to be counted. Of almost 2-million votes cast, just over 26-hundred separate the Liberals and NDP overall. The original vote count had Leonard declared the victor with just a nine-vote margin. Final voting results will not be available until after the conclusion of final count, which starts on May 22, according to the Elections B.C. website.

Author: 0 Ranking House intel Dem: Subpoenas coming after Flynn denies request

The committee leaders are directing the two new subpoenas at Flynn's Virginia-based businesses because businesses don't have a right to plead the Fifth , Warner said. The senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee sent a letter to Rep. Jason Chaffetz , chair of that committee, relating those discrepancies.

Global News Report says bill would cut deficit by $119b
Author: 0 Report says bill would cut deficit by $119b

The highly anticipated CBO score is likely to trigger another round of negative headlines and more hurdles for Republicans as they look to advance a controversial piece of legislation that was passed in the House earlier this month. That's because under the AHCA, states could get waivers exempting them from some Obamacare provisions, including what are called "essential health benefits" - a list of basics like mental health and prescription drugs that the Affordable Care Act required plans to ...

Author: 0 Palestine To Make Unprecedented Peace Offer to Trump

Also on Monday, Trump became the first sitting USA 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. She didn't seem to be too anxious about how the incident would be perceived by the dignitaries, ministers and cameras surrounding the plane then - and she looks to have continued that trend at the start of Mr Trump's latest global visit to Italy.

Global News Unity, consensus is solution against terrorism: Iranian President
Author: 0 Unity, consensus is solution against terrorism: Iranian President

On the arms deal, Rouhani added, "We don't need that". Zuma has therefore extended his congratulations and best wishes to Rouhani and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the diplomacy said in Pretoria. The Iranian leader, who was recently re-elected to serve a second term, also slammed a multibillion-dollar arms deal signed between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia during the visit, arguing that this would not solve the problem either.

Author: 0 US Extends Iran Nuclear Sanctions Relief, Adds Other Sanctions

The Trump administration in February sanctioned more than two dozen people and companies in retaliation for a ballistic missile test, warning it had put the Islamic Republic "on notice ". The president has been harshly criticized by religious authorities and the conservative opposition for signing the so-called nuke deal with certain Western countries, led by the U.S.in order to ease sanctions after curbing the country's nuclear program.

Author: 0 Trump says 'ultimate deal' possible for peace in Middle East

A succession of USA presidents have attempted to negotiate peace between Israel and the Palestinians , whose modern-day conflict dates to the 1948 establishment of the Jewish state, and all have failed. What President Trump failed to say was "two-state solution" referring to a future, independent Palestinian state. Trump arrived in Bethlehem by motorcade, crossing a checkpoint at Israel's controversial separation wall, and was greeted by Abbas and other dignitaries outside the city's ...

Author: 0 President Trump Meets With Palestinian President Abbas

Trump said in March that an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal is "maybe not as hard as people have thought", though he has not given any indication of how he might approach the issue differently. They were joined by Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, as well as daughter Ivanka Trump and Kushner. Israel on Tuesday condemned the bomb attack in Manchester, which left 22 people dead and dozens injured.

Author: 0 'We can use peace': Trump and Pope Francis meet

Last year's criticism of then-candidate Trump came from Francis in February, after Trump unveiled a key goal of his presidential campaign: walling off the US border with Mexico. Exhausted by his endeavors, this was to be Trump's most challenging meeting yet. "By putting everybody together you can really build a coalition and show that it's not a Muslim problem, it's not a Jewish problem, it's not a Catholic problem, it's not a Christian problem, it really is a world problem", the ...

Author: 0 China sidesteps Duterte claim of war threat over sea row

Duterte met China's President Xi Jinping for talks in Beijing last week and later said Xi had warned him there would be war if the Philippines tried to explore for oil in a disputed stretch of sea. Since 2016 when Rodrigo Duterte came to power, he began to accuse the U.S. of hypocrisy and bullying. "They're blackmailing me that they won't sell weapons?" "I hope they free them, including Fr.

Author: 0 Brennan: Trump And Russia Raise 'Unresolved Questions'

If Russia had collected more information about Clinton that they did not use against her during the campaign, Brennan said they were likely "husbanding it for another day". However, Brennan said the true damage of the release was the information revealed in the press, before Trump's own confirmation this week. "And the fact that the Russians tried to influence resources and authority and power, and the fact that the Russians tried to influence that election so that the will of the ...

Author: 0 OPEC likely to extend output cuts, but price relief elusive

Kuwaiti Oil Minister Essam al-Marzouq said on Tuesday not all OPEC countries and its allies supported a nine-month extension and producers would discuss this week whether to extend output cuts by a six or nine months. This decision further supplements the fear of a future oversupply even as the OPEC and Russian Federation try to revive oil prices by agreeing to cut supplies.

Author: 0 Donald Trump meets Pope Francis at The Vatican

Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their highly anticipated first meeting on Wednesday, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff's message. King's signature. Mr Trump responded by saying: "We can use some peace". The Vatican highlighted in its statement that it hopes to continue providing "assistance to immigrants" as well as health care and education services in the US.

Author: 0 Manchester police say they have made three more arrests in concert bombing

The attack was the deadliest in Britain since July 7, 2005 when four suicide bombers inspired by Al-Qaeda attacked London's transport system during rush hour, killing 52 people. Security throughout Britain has been beefed up in the wake of Monday night's bombing. The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the barbaric attack, which involved a home-made device packed with nuts and bolts which exploded in the venue's foyer as thousands of young people were leaving.