Michael Flynn, Trump's national security advisor at the time, said the U.S. was "officially putting Iran on notice ". US President Donald Trump (2nd, L) talks with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as they pose for photos with leaders at the Arab Islamic American Summit, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center, in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , on May 21, 2017.
Trump's deepening of the US commitment to Saudi Arabia was most tangibly signaled by the massive arms commitment and the disinterest in both democracy and human rights questions or any public discussion of Saudi Arabia's role in the war in Yemen .
Speaking to US servicemen and women at the end of the summit, Trump promised to defeat terrorism and said he had made "extraordinary gains to advance security". "In this context, we all agree on the importance of supporting developing countries". "The same report indicates that Trump may be "evolving" on the issue, with the president's National Economic Counselor Gary Cohn saying, "[Trump] came here to learn, he came here to get smarter and he came here to hear people's views".
Local experts on Saturday scrambled to ensure hospitals and other public facilities did not fall victim to the massive ransomware operation, which had seen patients turned away and operations cancelled in Britain. The apparent chink in the NHS's defences led to criticism of the Government and NHS bosses, with the Liberal Democrats demanding an inquiry takes place.
President Trump and myself - that we have a common opinion about Russian Federation, although when it comes to the conflict in Ukraine, it seems that we were on the same line", he added. Trump also did not explicitly affirm that an attack on any member of the 28-nation alliance is an attack on all. It was also notable that Trump refused to publicly reiterate United States commitment to NATO's mutual defence provision, Article 5, which had been invoked just once before: after the terror ...
Canada has not yet confirmed whether Trudeau will also sit down with Trump, but the Liberal government was hoping to secure a meeting in order to continue to press their case on the North American Free Trade Agreement and other big cross-border issues.
In a statement, the force said: "We immediately established full command and control of the incident and within an hour of the attack taking place a specialist counter terrorism control room had been established with a first priority of identifying the attacker".
Trump then straightens his jacket and has a brief conversation with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite. The act was being widely denounced online. "It didn't really register", he told reporters after the summit. In the video , a group of leaders is seen walking together and talking but, as the group comes to a stop, Trump grasps Markovic's right arm and pushes him roughly aside to get to the front-row spot.
Mr Trump's comments may disappoint some officials in Europe who had hoped that the U.S. president would offer a public endorsement of Nato's mutual-defense doctrine at the ceremony that honored Article 5 , as the provision is known. Milan Knezevic, leader of Montenegro's opposition and anti-Nato Democratic People's Party, said by phone that Trump's behavior "is clear proof that there's no such thing as equality in Nato ", showing that the country is just a "smudge" on the alliance's map.
His contract ends this summer, but he refused to confirm if he will remain in charge next season . But he praised his team's character and performance to beat the champions at Wembley on Saturday. So, if we look at it logically, Wenger has done well in winning Arsenal yet another trophy in a game that hardly anyone gave us a chance in. "You always worry when you are a goal down and it was a game full of surprises".
Abbas stressed that the Palestinian people's attainment of freedom and independence was the key to peace and stability in the world, "so that the children of Palestine and Israel enjoy a safe, stable, and prosperous future". To date, Abbas has rejected calls by Israel to sit down for direct negotiations, choosing instead to impose preconditions on such talks, according to the Arutz Sheva report .
Merkel left the summit telling reporters that the climate talks in particular were "very unsatisfactory". The leaders acknowledged Trump's stance on trade and the communique includes a statement that the leaders will keep markets open, but "stand firm against all unfair trade practices".
He said it's unclear if they were held against their will, but that people in a neighboring building were threatened by ISIS the night before the USA airstrike to not leave. "The best way to protect civilians is to defeat Daesh". The objective of the strike had been to kill two IS snipers who had been targeting Iraqi counterterrorism forces.
United States of America intelligence agencies concluded in January that Moscow tried to tilt the November presidential election campaign in Republican Donald Trump's favor, including by hacking into and leaking the emails of senior Democrats.
Police confirmed Abedi, 22, was behind the attack. The straps of a knapsack are visible on his shoulders. Police said on Saturday that overnight they had made two further arrests as they closed in on other possible cell members. "There will be more arrests and there will be more searches", he said. Police arrested two more people and were on Thursday searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people at a pop concert , as British authorities ...
Residents evacuating after a Muslim militant siege share the back of a truck in Marawi city, southern Philippines, Thursday, May 25, 2017. Convoys of vehicles packed with evacuees and protected by heavily armed soldiers streamed into nearby Iligan City.
Calling for both emergency and long-term measures, the leaders said they would aim to support refugees "as close to their home countries as possible" and they said, "while upholding the human rights of all migrants and refugees, we reaffirm the sovereign rights of states, individually and collectively, to control their own borders and to establish policies in their own national interest and national security".
At least 22 people were killed on Monday night when a bomb went off at a concert by United States pop star Ariana Grande in Manchester, northwest England, among them children. All were held "on suspicion of offences contrary to the Terrorism Act". Ahmed bin Salem, a spokesman for the Special Deterrent Force in Libya, said Abedi placed his final call to both his mother and a brother.
Lighthizer told reporters that any new deal should do a better job of protecting US factory workers and should be updated to reflect new technologies. Canada and Mexico both welcomed the American move to launch a Nafta revamp. The earliest talks will begin is August 16. U.S. President Donald Trump shows the Executive Order withdrawing the USA from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after signing it in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington , DC on Monday, January 23, 2017.
Earlier, Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic said he paid no attention to the fact US President Donald Trump pushed him back while NATO's leaders were lining up for a collective photo at the summit in Brussels . The president will also see U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May who Thursday spoke to him about leaks from USA officials regarding the Manchester attack .
In a separate development, the Washington Post also reported that the Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race, has asked Trump's political organization to produce all documents, emails and phone records dating from his campaign's launch in June 2015.
Mrs May said that since she announced the social care proposals last week they had been subject to " fake claims " from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn . The poll found these expectations were out of step with public preferences as almost half (45%) wanted a Tory victory, while 27% hoped for a Labour win.
On Friday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) called for Trump to fire Kushner after the Post's report on the secure communication channel proposal, according to the Hill . Kushner boasts an enormous portfolio of domestic and worldwide responsibilities underscoring his importance as Trump's chief aide-de-camp, despite having no experience in politics before the 2016 White House race.
Eleven jurors chosen for Bill Cosby sex assault trial in Pa . The claim came after the Montgomery County district attorney's office removed a Black woman with a supposed scandal in her past from the jury selection. Two alternate jurors said they had close family members who were victims of sexual crimes. Many allege he drugged and sexually assaulted them. "I want people to understand my work as an artist and a performer", he said.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who is friends with Manning and also played a role in publishing leaks from famous whistleblower Edward Snowden, tells the BBC that Manning will likely face a number of challenges now that she's out of prison. Last week, Manning tweeted her excitement about her impending release: "Freedom was only a dream, and hard to imagine". Chase Madar, Manning's biographer, argued that she carried out an act of public service by leaking the documents, adding that none of ...
It's a reminder of NATO's commitment to its collective defense clause " so called Article 5 " which commits allies to defend any of the 28 members that come under attack. Article 5 has been invoked only once in NATO's six-decade history - after the September 11, 2001 attacks on NY and Washington. Trump said on Twitter after the meeting he is "more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world".
The Pentagon has scheduled a test of its Ground-based Midcourse Defense system for next Tuesday. Its previous record, however, was mixed, succeeding in only nine of the last 17 intercept attempts. Critics say it also is the least reliable. Asked whether he thinks the United States will resume full-scale nuclear weapons tests at the Nevada National Security Site where they were put on hold indefinitely in 1992, he said, "Not any time in the near future".
Kim Jong-un has vowed to develop a nuclear warhead capable of hitting the USA, and showcased what appeared to be new ICBMs at a military parade in April. Treasury in 2010 and Ri was named by the South Korean government a year ago for activities related to the country's weapons programs. The kill vehicle or "Interceptor" has an internal guidance system that steers it into the incoming missile's warhead, destroying it on impact.
The constitutional court said that if parliament does not make the change within two years, same-sex couples could register to marry regardless, based on its interpretation. Taiwan has always been one of the more progressive spots in Asia: it has held a gay pride parade since 2003, and has a thriving LGBT community.
City face West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad Stadium in Zabaleta's last home game for the club after it was announced that he will leave at the end of the season when his contract expires. "So proud to have been [involved] in probably the most successful period in City's history, so thanks so much". Guardiola won the league title in both of his debut campaigns at Barcelona and Bayern Munich , and his record meant that City were one of the favourites to win the Premier League this year.
Why? And asked if Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-independent senator from CT was a top candidate, Trump said yes. The former presidential candidate met with Trump Wednesday and the Associated Press reported that he said it was a "good meeting".
That included Trump's statement that "this Russia thing" had been a factor in his decision to fire Comey, who was spearheading the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign; reports that Trump shared highly-classified intelligence with Russian officials; and reports that Trump asked Comey to drop the FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn back in Feburary.
Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, May 8, 2017, before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing: "Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election". The FBI, in the course of its investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election, is now also looking at Kushner's multiple roles in Trump's campaign operation and his contacts with Russian officials.
An official statement by the PA's foreign ministry described Netanyahu as "racist denying the occupation's existence". Israeli right-wingers celebrated US President Donald Trump's visit after he made no mention of the two-state solution, but a lack of specifics on how he would resolve the conflict with the Palestinians raised concerns .
The Goods and Services Tax (GST ) Council concluded its latest round of meetings on Friday with the decision to apply the same four tax rate slabs for services as for goods, exempting, however, healthcare and educational services from the purview of the GST .
Meanwhile, authorities declared an indefinite security lockdown in parts of Srinagar and other major cities and towns across the Kashmir Valley starting Sunday, which marks the beginning of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The government must take all measures to stop this mayhem. "If "terrorists" of state are heroes of masses, whom it claims to be its own people then state has no right to celebrate their deaths as the masses are the real judge and state interpreting against the ...
Martin Schulz's Social Democrats lost Germany's most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, to Merkel's Christian Democratic Union on Sunday. That gave the party, with which Merkel governed Germany from 2009 to 2013, a strong base for its drive to return to the national parliament in September after it was ejected four years ago.
Modi said the bridge was planned during Atal Behari Vajpayee's tenure as Prime Minister , but the project was kept in abeyance after the UPA government came to power. He said the people's mandate for the BJP is a "stamp of the people's trust" in Prime Minister Modi. Noting there was a paradigm shift in the "scale of thought" about how the country should be governed, Shah said the Modi government has decided no village will remain unelectrified, no house without a toilet and no home sans ...
Security forces bombed a southern city on Thursday as they battled Islamist militants who were holding hostages and reported to have murdered at least 11 civilians. Solicitor general Calida said the Maute group and ISIS had a dream to create their own "ISIS province" in Mindanao and the government was not the only target of their aggression.
He said the G-7 "was a tremendously productive meeting where I strengthened America's bonds". A stand-off is underway between Italian riot police and the protesters on Saturday evening in Giardini Naxos, a seaside town down the hill from Taormina, where leaders of seven large industrialized democracies had gathered for a two-day summit.