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by | May 24, 2017 | 07:19

Coats and Rogers are set to testify before the House and Senate Armed Services Committees on Tuesday, and they'll likely be called before Congress again to discuss Trump's alleged request specifically. Trump ousted Flynn in February after just 24 days on the job when it came to light that Flynn had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to Washington in the weeks before Trump took office in late January.

by | May 24, 2017 | 07:17

A day after Melania Trump appeared to rebuff the president's hand as the couple walked down the red carpet on the tarmac at Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport, the first lady appears to have done it again (watch it above). This is not a sign of love or tenderness on the part of the US President who wants to show his own strength and not to attract interest as a presidential couple, since he does not see Melania as equal.

by | May 24, 2017 | 07:15

No additional details were immediately available. May said authorities believe they have identified the attacker, but did not release the name. Student Georgina Callander appears in a 2015 photo with USA singer Ariana Grande , at a concert in Manchester , U.K.

by | May 24, 2017 | 07:14

South Korea's special envoy Song Young-gil departed for Moscow on Monday and is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to convey a personal message of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, KBS TV channel reported. South Korean businesses have faced boycotts, especially the retail group Lotte which provided the land on which the missile shield is being constructed.

by | May 24, 2017 | 07:12

Paula Robinson, 48, from West Dalton about 40 miles east of Manchester , said she was at the train station next to the arena with her husband when she felt the explosion and saw dozens of teenage girls screaming and running away from arena.

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:58

Chinese President Xi Jinping told a visiting South Korean envoy on Friday that he was willing to put relations with Seoul back on a normal track after ties were soured by the United States placing an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea.

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:55

Confusion followed as people fled in search of safety, and the sound of wailing sirens soon cut through the smoky air outside the arena. A 23-year-old man has been arrested in South Manchester , England, in connection with Monday's deadly bombing at an Ariana Grande concert, Greater Manchester Police reported on Tuesday.

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:57

It was the same February 14 meeting in the Oval Office in which Trump is accused of asking Comey to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. During a hearing before the Senate Armed Forces committee, Republican Senator and committee chairman John McCain asked Mr Coats if the report - originally from The Washington Post - "was an accurate reporting?" "I don't think ( Trump ) ever asked somebody to say something that they didn't believe was true", the ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:52

Pretty much whatever I asked him in a 15 minute interview, the answer was that only by voting Lib Dem could British people escape the kind of hard Brexit deal that Farron hates and assumes Theresa May would deliver. Coming a day after the Labour manifesto, which contained few specific policies relating to waste and recycling (see letsrecycle.com story) the Lib Dems' 2017 manifesto repeats the Party's 2015 pledge to "establish a coherent tax and regulatory framework for landfill, ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:45

Coats did not deny the report but said he didn't want to characterize or comment any private conversations with the president. No confirmation, but no denial either from the Director of National Intelliegence. "As the president's principal intelligence adviser, I'm fortunate to be able and need to spend a significant amount of time with the president discussing national security interests and intelligence as it relates to those interests", Coats said.

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:45

Benjamn Wittes, who runs a blog called Lawfare and describes himself as a Comey confidant, shared an extensive readout on his site Thursday of what he says Comey told him about his relationship with Trump. The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official.

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:32

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said America was "deeply saddened" to hear of the "senseless attack" on concert-goers in Manchester . "What comes next", it said, "will be more severe on the worshipers of the Cross and their allies, by Allah's permission".

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:31

At one point a girl sat down on a ledge of the wharf, with her back to the water. Danielle Hyson, a trainer at the Vancouver Aquarium, told CBC that the girl's family should call the aquarium if she had suffered any injuries. "You certainly shouldn't be letting your girl sit on the edge of the dock with her dress handing down after the sea-lion has already snapped at her once", Keiesman said in an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:23

He warns the public should remain vigilant: "I would like to echo the early words of the Prime Minister and Home Secretary - that the public should stay vigilant, being alert but not alarmed". However the threat level for the country remains severe. We must not allow attacks like this stop people going about their daily business. We regularly review intelligence and information and would like to reassure the public that at this time there is no specific threat to Dorset.

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:21

Yet Trump may still need to engage in some delicate diplomacy following revelations that he disclosed highly classified intelligence Israel obtained about the Islamic State group with top Russian officials, without Israel's permission. He'll also visit Italy and Brussels on his trip. Tillerson referred to the visit as "a moment in time" and suggested that the US would take a more active role in the future in brokering a deal if both sides make serious commitments.

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:19

That said, it is not clear that Seoul and Beijing can immediately get on the same page and put bad blood behind them. Along with his promises to tackle serious worldwide issues, Moon said he would cut ties with South Korea's conglomerates and leave the office uncorrupted.

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:17

Flynn's decision to refuse to cooperate follows his earlier offer to testify in exchange for full immunity - an offer rejected by lawmakers. Flynn's decision, which his attorneys announced in a letter sent Monday to committee chairman Richard Burr , R-N.C., and vice chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., comes as evidence continues to mount elsewhere in Congress that the former national security adviser appears to have misrepresented his Russian Federation ties.

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:15

Many of them were in life-threatening condition. The manager for Phil Collins, scheduled to play Liverpool's Echo Arena on June 2 and then five dates at London's Royal Albert Hall starting June 4, said those shows would go on. The scenes of bloodied, panicked concertgoers running for safety brought to mind similar images at the Bataclan theater in Paris in November 2015. That attack was also claimed by IS, as was one in March by a knifeman at the gates of the British parliament - ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:15

That's why countries instead have foreign embassies in Tel Aviv - including the U.S. Netanyahu responded to Trump's remarks on a positive note. The next day, The New York Times reported the United States got the information form Israel, according to a current and a former USA official familiar with how the United States obtained the information.

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:10

It's being treated as a terrorist incident. A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the Manchester bomb attack , police have said. A Reuters witness said police had begun removing the cordon and workers were slowly being allowed back into the centre after it was closed earlier on Tuesday.

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:09

US President Donald Trump and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands after delivering press statements before an official dinner in Jerusalem . It said that Trump told Lavrov about a specific ISIS bomb threat. "I think the president has indicated he's willing to put his own personal efforts into this, if the Israelis and the Palestinian leadership are ready to be serious about engaging as well".

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:10

According to the official Xinhua news agency, Mr Xi told Mr Lee: " China is willing to strengthen communication with the new South Korean government". On Tuesday, South Korea's new government and the US administration committed to "bold and practical" ways to denuclearize North Korea. The ban has had a devastating effect on Chinese arrivals to South Korea , which formerly accounted for almost half of total visitors and nearly 70% of duty free spending.

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:06

It is unclear if a similar memo was prepared by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to document Trump's conversation with Coats. National Security Adviser H.R. " Comey is actually going to meet with Bob Mueller, who was appointed last week as a special counsel in this Russian Federation investigation, to determine what he can and can't say in that public testimony", CNN congressional correspondent Manu Raju reported.

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:01

Drive them out of your community. Drive them out of your holy land, and drive them out of this Earth!... "That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds". Trump's remarks came in a meeting with dozens of regional leaders who gathered in Riyadh for a summit with Trump and Saudi King Salman. That speech was denounced by many Republicans and criticized by a number of the United States' Middle East allies as being a sort of apology.

by | May 24, 2017 | 06:01

Security Council resolutions with its nuclear and missile programmes, after Pyongyang said it had successfully tested what it called an intermediate-range ballistic missile. North Korea has also said that it would not abandon its missile and nuclear programs unless the USA ended its hostility toward Pyongyang. "The whole world looks lovely and feels happy when I see the Earth filmed by a rocket launched by us", Kim is reported to have said.

by | May 24, 2017 | 05:58

Re-entry technology could mean Pyongyang has moved closer to targeting the mainland USA with an intercontinental ballistic missile - a threat the North's leader Kim Jong-un made earlier this year. So far, North Korea's missiles have been liquid-fuelled that have to be filled with propellant before launch, while solid fuel missiles can be fired far more rapidly.

by | May 24, 2017 | 05:56

Meredith also said the Liberals underestimated Surrey, where the NDP took six of the nine ridings, and where bridge tolls and a lack of transportation were front-and-centre issues. Bennett enlisted the support of the lone Labour MLA to take charge. Meanwhile, political commentators say that Albertans should be watching the results in B.C., especially with the implications they would have on the future of pipeline projects there.

by | May 24, 2017 | 05:55

Known as Arianators, Grande's fans skew young. The attack at the Ariana Grande concert seems to be in line with the 2015 bombing of a Paris stadium during a soccer game, although that attack also involved several other bombings and shootings, including a mass shooting at the Bataclan theatre.

by | May 24, 2017 | 05:56

Trump, in turn, referred to the Israeli leader as "my very good friend, Benjamin". President Trump Tuesday offered up the dubious proposition that the Palestinians are ready for peace with Israel. "The problem is with the occupation and settlements, as well as the non-recognition of the state of Palestine". But illustrating just how hard brokering a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians will be, Abbas also raised the need for a two-state solution, a capital in East ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 05:52

As an example, Qazi said Trump's immigration ban has caused chaos for families who are stuck apart. "A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and drive out the extremists". "Our responsibility before God and our people and the whole world is to stand united to fight the forces of evil and extremism wherever they are ..." America, he said, had suffered repeated barbaric attacks, from September 11 to the Boston bombings and the Orlando attack.

by | May 24, 2017 | 05:54

The singer's friends also took to social media to offer her their support following the bombing. Nine other victims were taken to another medical care facility in the same area, with many more being taken to hospitals throughout the Greater Manchester area.

by | May 24, 2017 | 05:52

Sweden's top prosecutor dropped a long-running inquiry into a rape claim against Assange on Friday, saying there was no way to detain or charge him "in the foreseeable future" because of his protected status inside the embassy. Assange also vowed to continue publishing secret U.S. documents on WikiLeaks. Ecuador's foreign minister Guillaume Long said, "Given that the European Arrest Warrant no longer holds, Ecuador will now be intensifying its diplomatic efforts with the United Kingdom so ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 05:51

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser has invoked his Fifth Amendment rights in response to the committee's previous subpoena attempt. On another important piece of the investigation - the upcoming testimony of fired FBI Director James Comey - Warner expressed confidence that his committee will get Comey's side of the story , despite the Justice Department's decision to appoint a special counsel to lead the FBI investigation.

by | May 24, 2017 | 05:52

Flynn's own defensive crouch revealed the high legal stakes he faces as investigations intensify: a US counterintelligence probe of Russian Federation, a federal investigation in Virginia and multiple congressional inquiries. Flynn more than $45,000 to attend the event and give a separate speech. Bortnikov, twice denied that Russia was waging such a campaign, according to Brennan, but said he would carry the message to Russian President Vladimir Putin .

by | May 24, 2017 | 05:51

President Donald Trump ended a visit to Tehran's arch-foe Saudi Arabia where arms deals worth nearly $ 110 billion were signed. Rouhani , who contested the presidential post for a second term, won a landslide victory in the Friday polls, garnering 23,549,616 votes out of a total of 41,22,131.