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Author: 0 Asian Stocks Mixed, Investors Digest Oil Output-Cut Extension

Producers have expressed confidence that this plan will bring down crude oil stocks to their five-year average of 2.7 billion barrels but the market had hoped for a last-minute agreement on more far-reaching action. "The risk of a rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve in June is still sort of hanging over the market, while a broader weakness in some industrial commodities and oil was probably a factor (for a slight weakness in gold this morning)", said Jordan Eliseo, chief economist at ABC ...

Author: 0 Schiff: 'There Ought To Be A Review' Of Kushner's Security Clearance

After maintaining a limited social media presence throughout his trip, Trump on Sunday unleashed a furious flurry of tweets, lashing out at what he called the " fake news " media. "We're just not going to comment". "I mean using their equipment, you know, that would cause you to be - that communication would be considered to be, you know, kind of somewhat compromised", Kelly said.

Author: 0 Conservatives U-turn over cap on social care costs

However, the main factor underpinning the pound's strength since the early election call has been the expectations that May will win an increased majority in parliament, giving her a stronger negotiating hand when the United Kingdom and the European Union formally start Brexit talks on June 19.

Global News Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack
Author: 0 Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack

Al Jazeera reported the locations targeted by Egyptian warplanes were civilian areas and populated districts inside the city. The head of the Coptic Christian church, Pope Tawadros, who spoke with Sisi after the attack, said it was "not directed at the Copts, but at Egypt and the heart of the Egyptians".

Global News Canadian woman among Times Square crash victims
Author: 0 Canadian woman among Times Square crash victims

Police said the rampage unfolded rapidly as Rojas allegedly drove his vehicle at high speed for three blocks down Seventh Avenue, in the heart of Times Square, made a U-turn at 42nd Street and vaulted the curb, hitting the first victim. The suspect, who suffered from "psychological issues", also told police he expected officers to shoot him, according to the source. According to the arrest report, Rojas said the cabbie had disrespected him by trying to charge too much.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande announces benefit concert for Manchester victims

As the message continues, Grande praises the "compassion, kindness, love, strength and oneness" her fans have shown each other in the wake of what happened at her concert, as well as offering to support victims and their loved ones however she can.

Author: 0 Trump son-in-law sought secret line to Moscow

On Saturday, it was Gary Cohn, the National Economic Council director, and McMaster who headlined the US news conference at the conclusion of the Group of Seven summit in Taormina, Italy. "That's something I'm not prepared to talk about", McMaster said when he was first asked about the allegations. "We're just not going to comment". Kushner, the Post noted, has advocated a proposal to have more Trump surrogates speak out on his behalf and to create a group within the White House whose goal ...

Global News Payne: Australia to send extra 30 troops to Afghanistan
Author: 0 Payne: Australia to send extra 30 troops to Afghanistan

Defense Minister Marise Payne confirmed the commitment at a Senate Estimates hearing in Canberra on Monday, saying the troops would not be used in combat; instead they will serve in an advisory and training role only, for local forces which are in the fight against the Taliban and other rebels in the region.

Global News Philippines confirms presence of foreigner among IS-linked gunmen
Author: 0 Philippines confirms presence of foreigner among IS-linked gunmen

The military has augmented its troops as it steps up offensive against the terrorist groups and the Marawi people have been offering information on the location of the local terror groups. The military has not explained how the raid on an apartment hideout resulted in Maute gunmen going on the rampage and taking over roads, bridges and buildings.

Author: 0 Trump finds it's six against one on climate change

The Turnbull government will support the Paris agreement on climate change regardless of whether or not the United States president, Donald Trump , pulls out, the environment minister, Josh Frydenberg , has signalled. Before departing, Trump thanked the military crowd. Earlier this week he called Germany "very bad" on trade because of its surplus with the United States.

Global News North Korea Fires Scud-Type Ballistic Missile
Author: 0 North Korea Fires Scud-Type Ballistic Missile

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , who just returned from a G7 meeting in Italy, told reporters that "North Korea's provocation by ignoring repeated warnings from the worldwide society is absolutely unacceptable". President Trump was briefed about the firing, a White House official said. "Working with the USA, we will take specific action to deter North Korea".

Global News Jared Kushner more than willing to answer Russia-related questions
Author: 0 Jared Kushner more than willing to answer Russia-related questions

Mr Schiff said the Government needed to "get to the bottom" of the matter and urged a review of Mr Kushner's security clearance "to find out whether he was truthful". Trump was meeting with attorneys at the White House on Sunday, presumably over the latest development in the long-running Russian Federation intelligence saga, news reports said.

Global News Donald Trump, Saudi King inaugurate global centre against extremism
Author: 0 Donald Trump, Saudi King inaugurate global centre against extremism

But he failed to the use the phrase " radical Islamic terrorism " in his major speech on Sunday in front of more than 50 leaders of Arab and Muslim-majority countries. In a departure from the Islamophobic rhetoric he sometimes deployed on the campaign trail , Trump acknowledged that the overwhelming majority of victims of terrorism are Muslim, calling Islam "one of the world's great faiths".

Author: 0 China says USA warship entered its waters 'without permission'

The US has traditionally taken no position on the territorial disputes in the South China Sea but has repeatedly asserted its right to freedom of navigation in the disputed waters , with the US military flying and sailing its assets close to the islands China controls.

Global News AP reports Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria
Author: 0 AP reports Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

The sources stress that the talk between Kushner and the Russian envoy about communications was focused on the USA response to the crisis in Syria and other policy-related matters. As Trump and his entourage prepared to return to the USA from Italy on Saturday, McMaster and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn fielded questions at a news briefing about reports that Kushner discussed establishing a backchannel line of communication between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin.

Global News US Officials Say Syrian Regime Executing 50 Prisoners Every Day
Author: 0 US Officials Say Syrian Regime Executing 50 Prisoners Every Day

The Syrian government has built a crematorium near a prison to cover up "mass atrocities ", a State Department official said Monday, according to a CNN report . Then last month, when Assad was again accused of using the banned nerve agent sarin in a strike on his own people, Trump ordered a retaliatory U.S.

Author: 0 Chelsea Manning Has Been Released From Prison

In early 2010, Manning leaked classified information to WikiLeaks and confided this to Adrian Lamo, an online acquaintance, which made her a hero to open-government activists. In the days before his inauguration, Trump tweeted that Manning was a "Ungrateful TRAITOR" who "should never have been released from prison". To facilitate her return to civilian life, a program called " Hugs for Chelsea " has raised more than $100,000 so that she can find housing and private health insurance.

Global News Proposed US funding cuts would make UN's work impossible
Author: 0 Proposed US funding cuts would make UN's work impossible

Two Indian peacekeepers were among 117 military, police and civilian personnel honoured here on Thursday with a prestigious United Nations medal awarded posthumously for courage and sacrifice in the line of duty. Among other cuts are total funding for the United Nations children's agency UNICEF and, as previously announced, the United Nations population agency UNFPA.

Author: 0 Unruly man heading for American Airlines cockpit subdued, duct-taped to seat

A 25-year-old man was arrested Friday after he allegedly tried to break into the cockpit of an American Airlines plane from Los Angeles to Hawaii, officials said . Neither the military nor American Airlines immediately disclosed the nature of the disturbance. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security confirmed both knowledge of the disturbance and Uskanil's detainment through a written statement.

Author: 0 Trump tells 'confidants' U.S. will quit Paris climate deal

His announcement came as a summit of G7 leaders in Sicily wrapped up in deadlock on the issue, with U.S. partners voicing frustration at the president's failure to commit to the deal aimed at stemming global warming. Other G-7 nations leaned heavily on Trump to stay in the climate deal, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying "we put forward very many arguments".

Global News Security forces hit Maute militants; civilians wave white flags
Author: 0 Security forces hit Maute militants; civilians wave white flags

The MHA statement comes after the Philippines authorities said on Friday that Singaporeans are among the foreign nationals fighting in Marawi City. Ano said foreign fighters were believed to be inside, but he was more cautious. Military spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said combat operations were still going on but the militants were weakening.

Author: 0 US Rules Out Netanyahu Accompanying Trump to Western Wall

According to Channel 2 News, some of Trump's closest officials sounded frustrated and furious with Bennett when speaking to their Israeli counterparts. That was an odd statement because if Tillerson means the elected Israeli government, its view has been consistent and unequivocal in support of putting the U.S.

Global News Rouhani: Iran's help key to regional stability
Author: 0 Rouhani: Iran's help key to regional stability

In response to a question on the latest arms deal between the United States and Saudi Arabia , he said , "Saudi Arabia has spent several 100 million dollars for deals before". Already fragile diplomatic and trade ties between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite-dominated Iran were severed past year after Saudi Arabia executed a Shi'ite cleric and as a result, protesters ransacked the Saudi embassy in Iran.

Author: 0 Iranian president Rouhani calls US relations 'a curvy road'

Rouhani said that Iranians are "waiting for this government to become stable intellectually" and that "hopefully, things will settle down.so we could pass more accurate judgments". After signing a gargantuan US$110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia , and a smaller one of US$2 billion with the UAE, the U.S. president has moved on to Israel where he hopes to kick-start the stalled Palestine-Israel peace talks.

Author: 0 Trump's First G7 Summit Gets Down To Work In Sicily

US President Donald Trump is "wide open" on whether to continue US support for the Paris climate accord, Defence Secretary James Mattis says. " I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week! " he tweeted on the final day of a Group of Seven (G7) summit in Italy at which he refused to bow to pressure from allies to back the landmark 2015 agreement.

Author: 0 Police stop sharing Manchester intel with US

In the Libyan-British community in southern Manchester where Salman Abedi lived, he was known as a university dropout and loner, acquaintances said. Separately, a Turkish official told The Associated Press that Abedi travelled through Istanbul and Duesseldorf on his way to Britain.

Global News Top Donald Trump advisers decline to comment on Jared Kushner
Author: 0 Top Donald Trump advisers decline to comment on Jared Kushner

The Washington Post said Kushner's secret communications proposal was made December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower in NY, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by United States officials. The White House also faces a cascade of other worries related to the Russian Federation probe in the coming week. Fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey has promised to testify at an open session before the Senate Intelligence Committee, sometime after ...

Author: 0 Trump Claims Money 'Beginning to Pour in' From NATO Allies

Trump, in addition to partaking in the traditional pomp and circumstance of the summit being held in a picturesque Sicilian town perched above the Mediterranean Sea, also held one-on-one meetings with the leaders of Japan, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Global News Donald Trump dismisses 'fabricated' report of son-in-law's outreach to Russia
Author: 0 Donald Trump dismisses 'fabricated' report of son-in-law's outreach to Russia

So one is this administration not talking about our values, cozying up to authoritarian leaders. The President , who significantly curtailed his presence on Twitter during his first worldwide tour - which took him to Saudi Arabia, Israel, The Vatican, Brussels and Sicily - could certainly be irritated at the revelations regarding Kushner published by The Washington Post last Friday in an article citing "US.officials briefed on intelligence reports".

Author: 0 Donald Trump and New York Times clash over Manchester attack leaks

Forensic pictures leaked to the New York Times show the charred remains of the Karrimor backpack the terrorist used to hide the deadly explosive. British police and security services were also upset that Abedi's name was apparently leaked by US officials and published while police in Britain were withholding his name.

Author: 0 Macron explains his tense handshake with Trump

Now it appears that Macron was warned about Trump's bizarrely aggressive handshake style prior to their meeting in Brussels and his firm counter grip wasn't purely coincidental. In his three-day visit in Brussels , Macron and Trump met for the first time for lunch before a gathering of European and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders last Thursday.

Global News UK police say 'large part of network' behind Manchester attack arrested
Author: 0 UK police say 'large part of network' behind Manchester attack arrested

A woman was arrested late Wednesday but was later released without charge. The man, whose identity remains unknown, is one of nine men who are being held for questioning in England following Monday's attack. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. This undated photo obtained on May 25, 2017 from Facebook shows Manchester-born Salman Abedi , suspect of the recent Manchester terrorist attack.

Author: 0 Manchester bomber was in Düsseldorf 4 days before attack

Two more men were arrested today by the United Kingdom police after searches in Manchester in connection with a deadly suicide bombing at a pop concert this week, while a woman arrested last night was released without charges. An emerging portrait of the bomber remained complicated by competing assessments over whether Abedi held views that had sparked concern before the bombing.

Author: 0 Western Wall is part of the West Bank

Adelson disagrees with the notion the embassy move should be tied to progress in the Mideast peace process, sources informed Axios . The US official reportedly said Israel did not have jurisdiction in the area and that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was not welcome to accompany Trump there.