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Author: 0 Manchester investigation at 'full tilt' - another arrested today

Two have been released without charge. The blast occurred minutes after Grande left the stage while her fans, many of them young girls, filed out of the venue. Rowley said. Members of the mosque attended by the Manchester suicide bombing suspect have been warned that police will be informed if there are signs anyone in the community has been radicalized.

Global News Manchester Bomber Once Accused His Teacher Of 'Islamophobia'
Author: 0 Manchester Bomber Once Accused His Teacher Of 'Islamophobia'

Two men aged 20 and 22 were held on suspicion of terror offences after officers used an explosive device to gain entry to the property, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said. Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins and Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, senior national co-ordinator for UK Counter Terrorism Policing, said in a joint statement tonight: "In the past five days we have gathered significant information about Abedi, his associates, his finances, the places he had ...

Global News UK: Manchester attack investigation still at 'full tilt'
Author: 0 UK: Manchester attack investigation still at 'full tilt'

Investigators also gave details of the 22-year-old's last hours as they appealed to the public for any information about his movements in the days running up to Monday night's attack. "Until the operation is complete, we can't be entirely sure that it is closed", she said. Rudd also said the British government was making "good progression" with online companies whose tools are used for secure messaging by terrorists , such as Whatsapp.

Author: 0 Police issue photo of Manchester attacker, believe bomb made in city apartment

But Home Secretary Amber Rudd warned that with the Islamic State terror group's grip on the Middle East weakening, it was encouraging followers to bring the war to British soil. The Manchester Arena suicide bombing left 22 dead, including seven children, and scores of others injured, the worst atrocity to hit Britain since the July 7 attacks in 2005.

Author: 0 Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

Jared Kushner with his wife Ivanka Trump . The source also said the Trump team eventually felt there was no need for a back channel once Rex Tillerson was confirmed as secretary of state, and chose to communicate with Moscow through more official channels.

Author: 0 Trump aides keep mum on Kushner-Russia reports

Russia, a pivotal player in Syria, has backed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, often at the expense of civilians during a long civil war. A White House official close to Kushner pushed back on any notion that Kushner would take leave from his West Wing duties in light of recent reports.

Global News Govt forces rescue 120 civilians from Marawi
Author: 0 Govt forces rescue 120 civilians from Marawi

Endorsing the idea that the attack in Marawi City was an "invasion", the government said on Friday that foreign terrorists were killed in the clash which has so far claimed 44 lives. "We can not just pinpoint the particular spot". Ano also said foreign fighters were believed to be inside, but he was more cautious. Troops found homemade bombs, grenades, combat uniforms and passports of suspected Indonesian militants in the camp, the military said.

Global News Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal - Axios
Author: 0 Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal - Axios

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said Mr Trump was still considering the matter, but added that he believed Washington would in the end honour its commitment to cut green house gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement . "There was very strong opposition by the Americans and British who wanted to refocus on security and water down the expansive language on freedom of movement", said a European diplomat, who declined to be named.

Author: 0 Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal: Axios

Shuvaloy Majumdar, a Munk senior fellow at the Macdonald Laurier Institute, said it would be "flattering" for Trudeau to be seen as someone who can act as a facilitator between Trump and the rest of the world. Meyer said many USA states, cities, and companies are moving forward on climate action while the Trump administration is "waffling" on the Paris Agreement.

Global News Trump will not announce Israel embassy move on overseas trip
Author: 0 Trump will not announce Israel embassy move on overseas trip

According to Channel 2 News , some of Trump's closest officials sounded frustrated and furious with Bennett when speaking to their Israeli counterparts. "I am very sorry about this decision", Chairman of the Knesset Lobby for US-Israel Relations and Zionist Union MK Dr. Nachman Shai told TPS . Amid speculation that Washington could push for a regional peace conference, Netanyahu has conferred with advisers on what he would have to offer if he wants to draw in Saudi Arabia and Gulf states ...

Global News Trump should be scared of Comey's testifying in public Wittes
Author: 0 Trump should be scared of Comey's testifying in public Wittes

The statement from attorney Jamie Gorelick was issued amid reports that the FBI was investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian officials. "Congress and the American public have a right and a duty to examine this issue independently of the special counsel's investigation", Chaffetz said.

Author: 0 G7 leaders divided on climate change

Trump held no news conferences during the nine-day trip, which allowed him to avoid questions about the Russian Federation investigations. The White House has remained largely quiet on controversies swirling at home and will likely seek to emphasize the president's traveling successes in coming days.

Global News North Korea leader Kim guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon
Author: 0 North Korea leader Kim guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

Seoul's new liberal administration has said Pyongyang's repeated test launches were dashing hopes for peace on the Korean Peninsula. The United States denies any intention to attack the North . Kim was quoted as saying that the weapon system's "efficiency to detect and track targets has remarkably improved and its hitting accuracy has also increased, compared with those of last year", adding that defects discovered last year had been "perfectly overcome".

Global News Trump returns to White House, faces slew of challenges
Author: 0 Trump returns to White House, faces slew of challenges

Russia, a pivotal player in Syria, has backed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, often at the expense of civilians during a long civil war. The move came during a meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . Officials said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed USA sanctions against Russian Federation in a phone call.

Author: 0 Islamist militants kill 19 in south Philippines: army

Tens of thousands of people have fled Marawi since Tuesday, when militants went on the rampage seizing a school, a hospital, and a cathedral, where Christians were taken hostage, according to church leaders. Hapilon, an Islamic preacher, is a commander of the Abu Sayyaf militant group who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in 2014. Security experts say Mindanao could become a draw for regional extremists and the Maute's alignment with Islamic State and its ability to take on ...

Global News US plans first test of ICBM intercept with N. Korea in mind
Author: 0 US plans first test of ICBM intercept with N. Korea in mind

ICBM's travel at least 3,400 miles but the test flight will cover less distance. "The weapon system's efficiency to detect and track targets has remarkably improved", the KCNA reported in English, "and its hitting accuracy has also increased, compared with those of previous year.

Global News Federal Bureau of Investigation declines to provide Comey memos to Congress
Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation declines to provide Comey memos to Congress

Multiple US officials has said that to this day Russian Federation is trying to spread false information in the US in order to "cloud and confuse" ongoing investigations. There were other factors behind Comey's decision, sources say. Comey and other Federal Bureau of Investigation officials actually knew early on that this intelligence was indeed false, the sources told CNN .

Author: 0 FA Cup win merely a consolation prize for Arsenal

Cesc Fabregas feels he was unlucky to be left out of Chelsea's starting XI for the FA Cup final defeat by his former side Arsenal on Saturday. He not only turned them into a dominant force in the league, but came close to sealing a domestic double after narrowly losing to Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Global News Rouhani urges US to drop 'hostile' policies towards Iran
Author: 0 Rouhani urges US to drop 'hostile' policies towards Iran

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian over the weekend congratulated President Rouhani on his victory in the presidential election, emphasizing the friendly nature of Yerevan's relations with Tehran . He said the Sunni-ruled kingdom "has never seen a ballot box", a pointed dig in the wake of Iran's presidential election Friday that drew long lines as over 40 million people voted.

Global News Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team
Author: 0 Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

She paused for cheering and applause from the Class of 2017 audience, before adding: "after firing the person running the investigation into him at the Department of Justice". But it was her now-well known decision to improvise - and publicly take a United States senator on from the stage - that gave Clinton her first real taste of national recognition, fame and controversy, perhaps a defining moment that helped set young Clinton on a path to politics.

Global News ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt attack
Author: 0 ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt attack

The facade of the Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality building wore red, white, black and golden hues on Saturday night as it was lit up in solidarity with Egypt , which suffered a lethal terror attack on Friday. "There was enough information and evidence of the terrorist elements involved in the (attack) having trained in these camps", a foreign ministry statement quoted him as saying.

Author: 0 Kushner sought secret back channel with Russia

Flynn was sacked in February, officials saying he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed US sanctions against Russian Federation in a phone call. The intent was to connect Trump's chief national security adviser at the time, Michael Flynn, with Russian military leaders, said this person, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss private policy deliberations and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande to hold benefit concert for Manchester terror attack victims

People gather in Trafalgar Square in London to pay tribute to the victims of the attack. Abedi's brother and father were arrested by a militia in that country after the bombing, the militia said. May says it now stands at "severe", meaning an attack is highly likely. "We won't let hate win". "In the past five days, we have gathered significant information about Abedi, his associates, his finances, the places he had been, how the device was built and the wider conspiracy", they said in ...

Global News Trump Met Pope Francis and Changed His Twitter Banner to Prove it
Author: 0 Trump Met Pope Francis and Changed His Twitter Banner to Prove it

The two talked privately for about 30 minutes with translators. In return, Pope Francis gave Trump three of his writings, which he typically gives to heads of state, including " Amoris Laetitia ", " Evangelii Gaudium ", and " Laudato Si' " - his 2015 encyclical calling for climate change action.

Global News British police find suspicious items in investigation into Manchester attack
Author: 0 British police find suspicious items in investigation into Manchester attack

The borough has been the scene of intense police activity, with bomb disposal teams being called to Upper Dicconson Street on Swinley on Wednesday afternoon when a man was also arrested in connection with Monday night's terror attack. But it wasn't clear US officials were the source of the images, which the Times defended as "neither graphic nor disrespectful of victims" and consistent with basic reporting "on weapons used in horrific crimes".

Author: 0 US Secretary of Defense Says Trump Is Open to Climate Change

Obviously, we discussed our policy in that regard, he said in an interview with CBS. An effort also has begun to surround them in Raqqa, the capital of the self-declared Islamic caliphate spanning Iraq and Syria that they lay claim to. "Over the a year ago, we have been consulting with our Filipino partners at senior levels to support the Duterte administration's counterterrorism efforts", she said , declining to comment on the specifics of that American military support.

Global News Defying Trump, Iranian President Vows to Continue Missile Tests
Author: 0 Defying Trump, Iranian President Vows to Continue Missile Tests

In a news conference in Tehran on Monday, Rouhani said Trump's first visit overseas was a "theatrical gathering with no practical or political value". "The Iranian people voted for moderation as they know a prosperous economy and jobs can only happen through investment, and investment through freedom and interaction with the world", he said.

Author: 0 Kushner reported to have requested a secret communication line to Moscow

Kushner is under investigation for the "extent and nature" of his interaction with Russian officials, The Washington Post reported . On Thursday, NBC News reported Mr Kushner was under scrutiny by the FBI - the first sign the investigation, which began last July, had reached the president's inner circle.

Author: 0 Palestinian hunger-strikers reach deal with Israel, ending hunger strike

Israeli prison service spokeswoman Nicole Englander said the protest ended after Israel concluded a deal with the Palestinian Authority and the Red Cross for prisoners to receive a second family visit each per month. Palestinian women hold pictures of their jailed families, as they celebrate during a protest in solidarity with prisoners in Israeli jails, in the West Bank City of Nablus, on May 27, 2017.

Global News 'When you're ready, sing again.' Advice to Ariana Grande
Author: 0 'When you're ready, sing again.' Advice to Ariana Grande

Following the devastating terror attack that took place at Ariana Grande's Manchester concert this Monday, May 22, fans have banded together to send her 2014 ballad, " One Last Time ", to No. Northern rail said Friday that Manchester Victoria Station "suffered structural damage that still needs to be properly assessed and repaired". Ariana Grande's encore reportedly saved a lot of lives as the suicide bomber was in the foyer of the Manchester Arena at the end of the gig when the bomb ...

Author: 0 Manchester bomber was part of terror 'network'

The backlash from the British government has been furious - a senior Whitehall source told The Daily Telegraph that the leaks were "unacceptable" and risked compromising the investigation. British officials said Abedi had been on the radar of the intelligence community before the massacre. A woman who was arrested in Blackley on Wednesday evening has since been released without charge.

Global News Donald Trump Leaves Italy's Taormina At End Of Summit
Author: 0 Donald Trump Leaves Italy's Taormina At End Of Summit

Mr Trump skipped the traditional end-of-trip news conference to avoid facing questions about a host of problems he faces upon his return to Washington later on Saturday. Mr Cohn was referring to whether Mr Trump will execute his threat to walk away from the Paris accord on combatting climate change. "His basis for decision ultimately will be what's best for the United States".

Author: 0 Sri Lanka flood toll rises to 103

The UN agencies including UNICEF, WHO and WFP are now supporting Sri Lankan Government's relief efforts in coordination and mobilizing resources, the UN Sri Lanka said today. The military used large armored vehicles and boats to transport people to safe areas. The wettest time of the year in Sri Lanka's south is usually during the southern monsoon, from May to September.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner Sought Back Channel With Russians... Say Russians

President Trump's senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner sought to communicate with the Kremlin through secure transmission systems at Russian diplomatic facilities to ostensibly evade US monitoring during the presidential transition, the Washington Post reported today.

Global News Paris climate accord: G7 leaders in imbroglio after Trump delay
Author: 0 Paris climate accord: G7 leaders in imbroglio after Trump delay

Only one - President Trump - stood apart. The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement initially earned Trump's criticism on the 2016 campaign trail, but as president, Trump's stance became less clear. But accusations from USA intelligence agencies that Russia intervened in the US election to help Trump and investigations into his campaign's contacts with Russian officials have hung over his four-month-old presidency and prevented him from getting too close to Moscow.

Author: 0 Corbyn links United Kingdom foreign policy to terror

It is a choice between me, working constantly to protect the national interest and protect our security; and Jeremy Corbyn , who frankly isn't up to the job'. But a new YouGov poll on Friday showed the Conservative Party's lead has slipped to five points - a dramatic shift that would put Labour on track to actually gain seats, something few political commentators expected weeks ago.

Author: 0 Iran says dialogue, peaceful means key to solving Syria issue

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.

Global News Charles Krauthammer: That elusive Middle East peace
Author: 0 Charles Krauthammer: That elusive Middle East peace

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 .