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Author: 0 Duterte Declares Martial Law In Southern Philippines

Duterte told Trump drugs were the "scourge of [his] nation", prompting Trump to criticize his predecessor, Barack Obama , whose administration withheld aid to the Philippines over concern for the country's war on drugs. Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said one policeman and two soldiers were killed in the clashes, which began when security forces raided a house where they believed Isnilon Hapilon, a leader of the infamous Abu Sayyaf kidnap gang and Philippine head of Islamic State, ...

Author: 0 Melania Trump praises Saudi Arabia for 'empowerment' of women

Trump in his speech called Hamas a terror group, leading to this response from the group that controls Gaza: "The depiction of Hamas as a terror organization by Trump makes clear the American bias on behalf of the occupation, and is aligned with the enemy's policies ".

Global News Trump tweets after Middle East trip: 'Trying hard for PEACE'
Author: 0 Trump tweets after Middle East trip: 'Trying hard for PEACE'

Rounding out a 28-hour stay in Jerusalem , Trump praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas alike, saying both were ready for peace. Trump pledged to remain supportive to Israel. And while he remarked on his visit to the Western Wall, becoming the first sitting USA president to visit the holy Jewish site, Trump did not deliver any promises on the final status of the city in which it sits, Jerusalem .

Author: 0 Nicolas Maduro Opposition in Venezuela in desperate plea to military

The flare-up of violence outside Venezuela's capital this week added to a grim and growing list of casualties from unrest. Several people were reported injured and witness videos showed demonstrators setting an armored vehicle on fire. Human rights activists say more than 250 detained protesters have been put before military justice over the last week - a sudden upsurge in the use of a practice they say violates Venezuela's Constitution, which limits military courts to "offences of a ...

Author: 0 Chinese girl gets dragged into the sea by wild sea lion

The unidentified girl survived after a family member jumped into the water to save her. "Her family started feeding the animal and the sea lion started to become comfortable", Fujiwara said . They are not circus performers. They are not pets, they're wild animals. "And if they are habitually trained to get food, they will come close and want it".

Global News Iran's Rouhani Criticizes Trump, Recent Saudi Summit
Author: 0 Iran's Rouhani Criticizes Trump, Recent Saudi Summit

During a meeting of more than 50 Arab and Muslim leaders, he sought to chart a new course for America's role in the region, one aimed squarely on rooting out terrorism, with less focus on promoting human rights and democratic reforms. He leaned heavily on concerns over Iran's destabilizing activities in the region during his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia , Tehran's long-time foe.

Global News IS claims deadly attack in Somalia's Puntland region
Author: 0 IS claims deadly attack in Somalia's Puntland region

Some people have been killed", a resident Aamino Mohamed said. A bombing claimed by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group has killed eight people and injured 15 more in the Somali capital, according to a spokesman for Mogadishu's mayor. Daesh executed its first suicide attack on a military checkpoint in Basaso city, in Somalia's Puntland region, yesterday evening 7 News reported.

Author: 0 Supreme Court strikes down NC districts over racial bias

In March, a three-judge panel in San Antonio ruled that the maps the GOP-dominated Texas Legislature drew in 2011 were gerrymandered to dilute the minority vote . The ruling stated that that racial considerations pervaded the way North Carolina lawmakers drew congressional maps after the 2010 Census in order to maximize Republicans' advantage.

Global News Trump to finally launch voter fraud panel
Author: 0 Trump to finally launch voter fraud panel

None of the likely participants had been contacted by the administration when NPR reported on the issue in March. After plucking off that pesky Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , POTUS is finally able to investigate something that really matters: widespread voter fraud in the country that just elected him President.

Global News North Korea destroy's South's presidential palace in mock invasion
Author: 0 North Korea destroy's South's presidential palace in mock invasion

Moon, a Catholic and member of South Korea's Democratic Party, won the May 9 election with 41 percent of the vote among a slate of 13 candidates. Trump administration officials may worry about Moon's softer approach to North Korea, but they also likely know he won't push for any radical policies on the North or any other issues that would hurt the decades-long alliance.

Author: 0 'PH to explore peaceful solution to sea disputes'

His remarks came one day after China and members of the Association of South East Asian Nations, ASEAN, agreed on a "code of conduct" to govern actions in the region. Duterte said he discussed the issue of oil drilling in the disputed part of the South China Sea during his meeting with Xi in Beijing on Monday.

Author: 0 Manchester United to hold minute silence at Europa League final

The 54-year-old touched on some of that in his statement, speaking of how the club "have a job to do". "We have a job to do and we will fly to Sweden to do that job. 'We play for trophies. Hopefully it is (in the Champions League on) Tuesday and Wednesdays, instead of Thursdays (in the Europa League ), but if it's Thursdays we will play Thursdays and it wouldn't be an excuse not to try to win the title.

Author: 0 In Saudi Arabia, Trump Touches Glowing Orb and Unleashes Memes

Trump has also retreated from a campaign pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, bending to the same diplomatic and security concerns as other presidents who have made similar promises. president, said: "I never mentioned the word or the nameIsrael in that conversation". Iran, to hear Trump tell it, is the source of all the region's problems.

Author: 0 Philippine church says priest, churchgoers taken hostage

Duterte made the announcement while on a visit to Russian Federation as "part of an attempt to reorient his country's geopolitical alliance further away from the U.S. "We will conduct house-to-house clearing and do everything to remove the threat there". "We have not heard anything about them", Dela Pena said, adding more people might have been kidnapped.

Global News Chelsea Manning released from United States military prison
Author: 0 Chelsea Manning released from United States military prison

Manning said in 2014 that she chose to disclose the classified information to expose truths about the civil war in Iraq "out of a love for my country". Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said this means Manning can wear her preferred civilian clothing, including women's attire, while on excess leave. Born a male in a small rural Oklahoma town, Manning grew up in Wales after her parents divorced; Manning's father kicked her out of the house when he learned of his child's sexual orientation.

Global News Tax and spend: UK Labour Party releases its election pledges
Author: 0 Tax and spend: UK Labour Party releases its election pledges

Such a result would represent Labour's worst general election performance since 1935. McCluskey's decision to state publicly that he thinks Corbyn will lose the election supports the theory pushed by Labour's anti-Corbyn faction that the leadership team is focussing on building up vote share in the general election rather than concentrating on winning seats, with the expectation that a leadership election will immediately follow a general election defeat.

Author: 0 Solemn duty to remember Holocaust victims, says Donald Trump on memorial visit

Trump's two-day visit, during which he visited the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Western Wall in occupied East Jerusalem , comes amid fierce opposition among Palestinians who denounce the far-right leader's strong support for Israel and its policies targeting Palestinians, as well as his notorious anti-Muslim rhetoric.

Global News North Korea missile launch tests President Donald Trump's China outreach
Author: 0 North Korea missile launch tests President Donald Trump's China outreach

The reported details were largely consistent with South Korean and Japanese assessments that it flew further and higher than an intermediate-range missile (IRBM) tested in February from the same region, northwest of Pyongyang. Yesterday the United Nations Security Council condemned North Korea's recent missile tests . North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observed the launch of the rocket, called the Hwasong-12, on Sunday , according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

Author: 0 UK investigates 'network' of alleged Manchester attackers

Asked if he believed Abedi had the support of a network, Mr Collomb said: "That is not known yet, but perhaps". The government Tuesday night raised the threat to "critical", its highest level, following an emergency Cabinet session. In a statement, the Special Deterrence Force said he had admitted to having links with Islamic State and being in the U.K.at the time the Manchester attack was being planned.

Global News Fake encounter by forces in Assam alleged
Author: 0 Fake encounter by forces in Assam alleged

The Assam government has initiated a probe into the incident at Simaluguri in BTAD's Chirang district on March 30 following the statement made by CRPF IG (NES) Rajnish Rai. The security forces had claimed that the militants - Lukus Narzary and David Islary - were members of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit).

Global News Liberals leading in early BC election results
Author: 0 Liberals leading in early BC election results

The final results are expected by May 24, and it's anyone's guess what B.C.'s legislature will look like. For now, though, we wait for the final count later this month. A party official said Clark had spoken with Green Leader Andrew Weaver and that the two party heads have a proven track record of working together.

Global News Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan to change legal team
Author: 0 Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan to change legal team

He said the ICJ verdict on Jadhav proves that the somewhere the global court believes that there is substance in India's allegations. He said Pakistan's security is very important to them and they have to maintain it as their fundamental sovereign right.

Global News UN Security Council discusses North Korea's latest missile test at emergency meeting
Author: 0 UN Security Council discusses North Korea's latest missile test at emergency meeting

The Korea Central News Agency said the test verified technical aspects of the weapon system and examined its "adaptability under various battle conditions" before it is deployed to military units. "The South sent warning messages and then fired warning shots". The North has been also trying to develop nuclear missiles, which will be able to carry nuclear loads to the U.S.

Author: 0 Israelis, Palestinans ready 'to reach for peace'

Trump has yet to clarity if he still supports a two-state solution, whether he remains opposed to Israeli settlements or if he has nixed his controversial plan to move the U.S. "Making peace, however will not be easy, we all know that". Well - I hope this heralds a real change, because if the attacker had been Palestinian and the victims had been Israeli children, the suicide bomber's family would have received a stipend from the Palestinian Authority.

Author: 0 British police investigating 'network' after Manchester bombing

Now, he is the administrative manager of the Central Security force in Tripoli. Ramadan Abedi also confirmed that police have arrested another of his sons - believed to be 23-year-old Ismail Abedi . Although the LIFG disbanded, Haroun says the father belongs to the Salafi Jihadi movement, the most extreme sect of Salafism and from which al-Qaida and the Islamic State group both hail.

Global News Darryl White Appointed to Bank of Montreal Board of Directors
Author: 0 Darryl White Appointed to Bank of Montreal Board of Directors

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. That said, since their previous quarters, bank stock prices have trailed the TSX by approximately seven per cent. The bank said, however, that United States of America loan and deposit growth had moderated, reflecting slower-than-anticipated business activity in the first quarter of the calendar year.

Global News Cabinet decides to abolish Foreign Investment Promotion Board
Author: 0 Cabinet decides to abolish Foreign Investment Promotion Board

The FIPB was an inter-ministerial body which was responsible for processing of FDI proposals and making recommendations for the government approvals. The government had allowed full FDI in defence after approval; investors can pump in up to 49 per cent through automatic route. The FIPB was initially constituted under the Prime Minister's Office in the wake of economic liberalisation in the early 1990s.

Author: 0 All the subtle ways the Pope just threw shade at Donald Trump

In standard practice, the pope gave rosaries to the president's visiting USA delegation, including first lady Melania Trump and the president's son-in-law and daughter, White House advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump . It was also noted that Trump's meeting ran for thirty minutes, almost a half hour less than Barack Obama had with him. Although neither the Pope nor the president divulged what was discussed during their meeting, readouts from the White House and the Vatican highlighted ...

Author: 0 Trump lashes out at Iran during Jerusalem visit

President Trump during a welcome ceremony Tuesday at the Presidential Palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem . "I also look forward to working closely with you to advance peace in our region, because you have noted so succinctly that common dangers are turning former enemies into partners", Netanyahu said.

Author: 0 United Kingdom terror threat level raised to `critical´ following Manchester Arena atrocity

Ms Rudd spoke out as the government raised the terrorism threat level to "critical" - the highest possible rating - on Tuesday amid fears another attack was imminent. He said the man, in his 40s, is named Adel and has a wife and several children. Gerard Collomb said on BFM television Wednesday that British and French intelligence have information that British-born attacker Salman Abedi had been to Syria.

Global News Taiwan Takes Big Step Towards Legalizing Gay Marriage
Author: 0 Taiwan Takes Big Step Towards Legalizing Gay Marriage

Taiwan's top court has made a landmark ruling in favour of same-sex marriage, paving the way for the self-ruled island to become the first jurisdiction in Asia to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. Equal marriage is now illegal across Asia, and countries such as Indonesia have made concerted crackdowns on their LGBT populations in recent months.

Global News Trump Wraps Mid East Trip, Rome Is Up Next
Author: 0 Trump Wraps Mid East Trip, Rome Is Up Next

Husam Zumlot, a former adviser to Abbas who is now the Palestinian ambassador in Washington, said the contours of any deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians were well known to both sides. The President is urging the USA and Israel to boost cooperation against common threats, and declaring that Iran never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.

Author: 0 President Trump wraps Mideast trip after Bethlehem, Jerusalem meetings

It is possible that she was reminding Mr Trump to adhere to protocol, CNN said. The Palestinians want a state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem , captured by Israel half a century ago. But I have a feeling we're going to get there eventually ... "I am telling you that, that's what I do", Trump told the suddenly quiet audience in Jerusalem .

Author: 0 Trump, Pope Francis exchange gifts in first meeting

A Vatican source said they could not clear up the issue, but noted that Francis is a fan of potica , a kind of nut roll, and that he always asks about it when he meets someone from Slovenia. But there are relatively few other areas where their views align. Laura Bush and Michelle Obama also left their heads bare when they visited as first ladies.

Author: 0 Trump seeks to establish 'common principles' for Mideast peace push

Mick Mulvaney, Trump's top budget official, said for the first time the budget looks at spending from the point of view of the taxpayers, rather than the people who get government help. Hossam Zomlot, an aide to Abbas, said that "if President Trump wants to mediate and leads us to a historic agreement, a major agreement, we are ready to be his partners".

Global News AG Sessions did not disclose meetings with Russian officials, DOJ says
Author: 0 AG Sessions did not disclose meetings with Russian officials, DOJ says

Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose foreign meetings in his security clearance application. While Sessions met Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at least two times last year, he didn't include that name on a form, which requires officials to go back seven years and list the names of "any contact" they've had with a "foreign government" or "representatives" of another government.