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Global News Priest among 14 hostages taken in siege of Philippines city
Author: 0 Priest among 14 hostages taken in siege of Philippines city

Clash between government forces and the Maute group erupted yesterday, May 21, in Marawi City after the military raided an apartment where 15 members of the IS-linked group were seeking refuge. "Right now we are conducting a surgical operation", Lieutenant-Colonel Jo-ar Herrera, spokesman for the army division involved in the fighting, told AFP by phone.

Global News Tillerson: Trump Concerned About Moving Embassy to Jerusalem
Author: 0 Tillerson: Trump Concerned About Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

In late March, Israeli and US officials held talks in Washington , building on another round of meetings in the Middle East earlier that month. Israel's Channel 2 reported that during a planning meeting between U.S. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told the Post: "The second option means hundreds of officers along Route 1 [a highway connecting Tel Aviv to Jerusalem ]".

Global News Turkey slams Trump's decision to arm Syrian Kurds
Author: 0 Turkey slams Trump's decision to arm Syrian Kurds

Ankara, a crucial partner in the US -led coalition against Islamic State , considers the YPG an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast for three decades and is designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the European Union and United States.

Author: 0 Trump Asked Intelligence Officials to Push Back on FBI Russia Probe

That's according to The New York Times , which cites three current and former American officials. Coats told a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee that he would not comment on the Washington Post report late yesterday that Trump pressed both him and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers to publicly deny any evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation during last year's presidential election.

Author: 0 Leaks from bombing probe antagonize British officials

Trump had called the leaks "deeply troubling". At the summit in Brussels , Mr Trump said: "These leaks have been going on for a long time ". Mr Trump said: "The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security".

Author: 0 Philippines deploys helicopters in battle to retake city from Islamist rebels

The conflict began on Tuesday after security forces raided a house where they believed Isnilon Hapilon , a leader of the Abu Sayyaf militant group with a $5 million USA bounty on his head, was hiding. Martial law applies for an initial 60 days under the constitution, but that could be shortened or lengthened depending on security considerations, Alvarez said.

Global News Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill
Author: 0 Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill

Cindy Zeldin of Georgians for a Healthy Future, who estimated the previous version of the bill would cut coverage for more than a half-million people in the state, said the score showed this version was not an improvement. Prior to the report's release speculation mounted suggesting the lower chamber might have been forced to reconsider the American Health Care Act had the savings threshold not been met.

Global News Trump Orders Investigation of Leaks
Author: 0 Trump Orders Investigation of Leaks

British Prime Minister Theresa May said earlier she would tell Trump that intelligence shared between their two countries had to remain secure, in a rare public show of dissatisfaction with Britain's closest security ally. "I want to reassure people that the arrests that we have made are significant". He called for a Justice Department investigation and said the leaker should be prosecuted.

Global News Trump says,
Author: 0 Trump says, "I never mentioned the word or name Israel" to Russians

He visited the residence of the Israeli president, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall ahead of a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem . USA policy doesn't hold that the city is part of Israel. Rather, previous Democratic and Republican administrations have said Jerusalem's status must be solved through USA negotiation.

Author: 0 US appeals court largely upholds block on Trump's travel ban

The decision, written by Chief Judge Roger Gregory, described Trump's executive order in forceful terms, saying it uses "vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination". They decided the arguments against the executive order were strong indeed. A central question in the case before the 4th Circuit was whether courts should consider Trump's public statements about wanting to bar Muslims from entering the country as evidence that ...

Author: 0 Soldiers try to restore order in besieged Philippine city

President Donald Trump praised the Philippines' president for an "unbelievable job" in a fight against illegal drugs that has left thousands dead and drawn condemnation from American lawmakers, according to a leaked transcript of their telephone conversation last month.

Author: 0 Brazil government revokes decree deploying troops in Brasilia

Several people have sustained injuries following a series of violent clashes between government forces and protesters in Brazil . Brazil's president ordered federal troops to restore order in the country's capital following the evacuation of som.

Author: 0 WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning released from prison

Download our Expert Edition e-book, Cyber: Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation. Manning left Fort Leavenworth military prison at 2am on Wednesday morning. President Barack Obama granted her clemency in January before departing office. In a recent interview with NPR, Steven Nelson, a reporter with U.S.

Author: 0 Former Greek prime minister Lucas Papademos injured after his auto explodes

Greek Police are telling media outlets that they believe the bomb was in a letter that was inside Papademos' auto . No group has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack so far, but suspicions fall on domestic terrorist groups who for several years have been attacking political, financial and police targets.

Author: 0 Ex-CIA chief anxious about Russian Federation contacts

House investigators are particularly interested in finding out more about how Russia conducted its election attacks inside the USA and who Russian spies attempted to recruit to their side, said a House intelligence committee source. He also explained that during his time at the CIA, he had shared intelligence with Russian officials. At that same hearing, former director of national intelligence James R.

Global News Margaret Court boycotts Qantas over same-sex marriage
Author: 0 Margaret Court boycotts Qantas over same-sex marriage

In the letter, the 74-year-old Court laments the birth of Dellacqua's child in a same-sex relationship. Court was reported saying lesbianism was "destroying the game of tennis" and allegedly, the tennis great has a program at her church where by she tries to "cure" homosexuality.

Global News Kaine, Flake to introduce new ISIS military force authorization
Author: 0 Kaine, Flake to introduce new ISIS military force authorization

There are enough hawks in the Senate, however, that it's hard to envision a new AUMF failing, if it did come up to a move, and that would simply offer a new pretext for this war, and for future ones that can be shoehorned in. Once more into the fray: Sen Tim Kaine joined up again with Arizona Republican Jeff Flake to try to get Congress to live up to its Constitutional responsibility and formally authorize the use of force against the Islamic State (aka ISIS), al-Qaeda and the Taliban .

Global News Manchester terrorist called mother minutes before attack
Author: 0 Manchester terrorist called mother minutes before attack

Hashim, 18, allegedly claimed his older brother learnt to build bombs from the internet, hoping to "seek victory for the Islamic State", Mr Bin Salem added . She said he had been known to security forces "up to a point". "They've asked all of us to better protect the information that we have so as not to impede their investigation".

Author: 0 23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

The analysis said the House bill would reduce federal deficits by $119 billion over the next decade. In March, those figures were $150 billion and 24 million. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. Sen. The biggest problem with health care is the cost , not health care insurance. "It's a nightmare and it's got no pulse because it's got no heart".

Global News Britain raises terror threat level, deploys army
Author: 0 Britain raises terror threat level, deploys army

Trump's statement also condemned the public release of classified information, calling the leaks "deeply troubling" while promising to "get to the bottom of this". "It seems likely, possible, that he (Abedi) wasn't doing this on his own", Rudd said on BBC radio. The killer's sister, Jomana Abedi, told the Wall Street Journal her brother may have been reacting to US-led strikes in the Middle East.

Author: 0 Iran's ballistic missile programme will continue: Rouhani

Iran's newly re-elected president has dismissed US President Donald Trump's calls for the region to isolate Tehran. 'Americans resorted to many different methods against Iran but failed in all. "Iranian people chose the path of interaction with the world", he said. Asked about Trump's summit with Arab leaders yesterday, Rouhani said it was "just a show with no practical or political value of any kind".

Global News Father of Manchester Bomber Salman Abedi:
Author: 0 Father of Manchester Bomber Salman Abedi: "'We Do Not Kill Innocents"

Police said three suspects were arrested Wednesday around Manchester , and Abedi's father told The Associated Press that Abedi's brother Ismail was arrested Tuesday in the area. The official said GNA head Fayez al-Sarraj has spoken on the phone with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and pledged Libya's "full coordination".

Author: 0 Trump should be scared, Comey friend says

In President Trump's case, his sacking of FBI Director James B. Comey appears only to have accelerated the investigation of his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation. Earlier this month, Rogers revealed that the United States also warned France about Russian cyberactivity prior to the hack of then-presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.

Global News President Trump And Other World Leaders Have Condemned The Manchester Attack
Author: 0 President Trump And Other World Leaders Have Condemned The Manchester Attack

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday reassured British Prime Minister Theresa May that the resolve will "never waiver" in the face of terrorism, following a multiple-death bomb attack in Manchester. This wicked ideology must be completely obliterated, and the innocent life must be protected - all innocent lives must be protected. The leaders are expected to discuss resuming long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Author: 0 US Navy ship sails near South China Sea reef claimed by Beijing

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis is due to speak to Asian defense ministers next month at a security forum in Singapore. But now is not the time for China to pick a fight with the U.S. showed a new firmness by the Trump administration in its dealings with Beijing". As I argued back in 2015, shortly after the Lassen operation , Mischief Reef represents an opportunity for the U.S.

Author: 0 Seoul says NKorean object that drew fire was likely balloon

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff in a statement said the military broadcast a warning to North Korea in response to the object before firing the warning shots, and also that the military bolstered its air surveillance. But US Defence Intelligence Agency director Lieutenant-General Vincent Stewart told a Senate hearing on Tuesday that if left unchecked, North Korea is on an "inevitable" path to obtaining a nuclear-armed missile capable of striking the United States .

Global News OPEC and non-OPEC nations poised to extend output cuts
Author: 0 OPEC and non-OPEC nations poised to extend output cuts

The producer group has been battling a global glut of crude after seeing prices halve and revenues drop sharply in the past three years. USA light crude CLc1 was 40 cents higher at $51.76. The OPEC cuts have enabled US drillers to export more, especially to Asia, with shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon showing that over 200,000 bpd of USA crude coming to Asia on average in the first four months of the year.

Global News Father of Accused Manchester Attacker Says His Son Is Innocent
Author: 0 Father of Accused Manchester Attacker Says His Son Is Innocent

The alleged Manchester attacker's father and two brothers have been arrested following the Monday night explosion , authorities said. The latest was a man in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, following police searches. Meanwhile, Grande has cancelled all her shows through to June 5. Police in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, arrested a brother of Abedi and his father.

Global News Trump in handshake showdown: Macron just won't let go
Author: 0 Trump in handshake showdown: Macron just won't let go

As if Trump wasn't enough for his debut on the world stage in Brussels , Macron met another of the European Union's most troublesome strategic partners - Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - before attending a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, all as an hors d'oeuvre to Friday and Saturday's G7 summit in Taormina.

Global News Police Scotland's response to Manchester bo
Author: 0 Police Scotland's response to Manchester bo

After the attack in Westminster by Khalid Masood in March, police and security officials have been warning that further attacks were nearly inevitable. More armed officers will be deployed across Scotland for the "foreseeable future" after the Manchester attack, the chief constable has said. The Scottish Government's resilience committee met on Tuesday morning and is due to meet again later.

Author: 0 FBI looks at Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

The FBI sent a letter to House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz Thursday saying it would not be turning over memos written by former FBI Director James Comey . He writes that he has no desire to "impede or interfere" with Mueller's investigation and that his investigation will focus on "the independence of the FBI, including conversations between the President and Comey and the process by which Comey was removed from his role as director".

Author: 0 Palestinian President voices commitment to two-state solution

While Trump notably did not endorse a Palestinian state , he did call for the resumption of peace talks, and expressed his hope for a lasting agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. Bush, spoke with Brian Kilmeade today about President Trump's Middle East Trip. "It's between us and occupation", Abbas said. As Daniel notes, the Israeli leader was referring to "what Palestinians see as a form of welfare support to families whose relatives have acted on behalf of the Palestinian ...

Global News Indian army destroys Pak posts in Naushera sector
Author: 0 Indian army destroys Pak posts in Naushera sector

Major Gen Narula said Army wants peace and tranquility in J&K and for this terrorism and infiltrations need to be curbed. The Indian Army on Tuesday claimed to have decimated several Pakistani military posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir in a recent "punitive assault" as part of counter-terror strategy to stop cross-border militant incursion.

Author: 0 LeBron James lies low after Cavaliers' stunning loss

Marcus Smart came back to earth in Game 4. However, Thomas' replacement, Marcus Smart , scored a career-high 27 points and handed out seven assists, and Bradley had 20 points. Security ushered the fan away from James, who then went to the podium and was blunt in assessing a very uncharacteristic game for the NBA's best all-around player.

Author: 0 UAE urges Rouhani to reset Iran's foreign policy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani , who was re-elected Friday, can not be counted on to "deliver, or even try to deliver" any reforms he promised during the campaign, Eli Lake, national security columnist for Bloomberg View, wrote in an analysis of the Iranian presidential election Sunday.

Global News Woman fights back, jumps on auto to prevent theft
Author: 0 Woman fights back, jumps on auto to prevent theft

Marian saw what the suspect was doing, so she jumped on the hood of her vehicle in order to stop it from being driven away. Before the attempted carjacker could get away, Marian jumped onto the car's hood and clung onto the window wipers.

Global News Donald Trump: 'The Germans are bad, very bad'
Author: 0 Donald Trump: 'The Germans are bad, very bad'

The criticism was aimed at the Germany auto industry's exported cars, the HuffPost reported . See the millions of cars they are selling to the US. "The Germans are evil, very evil", said Trump. Trump had previously attacked them during another conversation. "Ten times Trump asked [Merkel] if he could negotiate a trade deal with Germany". He added, "the USA needs to build better cars" if Americans are choosing German cars over American-made autos.

Global News Appeals court rules against Trump's revised travel ban
Author: 0 Appeals court rules against Trump's revised travel ban

A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries. Although Banzhaf believes a temporary ban, naming only Muslim-majority countries, would be constitutional so long as it targets only foreigners who have never visited the US - and not permanent residents, or those lawfully in the country - he notes that virtually all the judges who reviewed the order, including now the 4th circuit, were concerned that ...

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