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by | May 26, 2017 | 08:31

In an exchange of gifts after their private meeting, Francis offered the president a medal by a Roman artist of an olive, a symbol of peace. Screenshot captured from Sky TG24 on May 24, 2017 shows Pope Francis (R1) and visiting U.S. These have included Francis calling Trump's border wall plans "not Christian" and the billionaire tycoon suggesting the pope might be glad to have him in charge if the Islamic State group attacked the Vatican .

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:30

But he did make waves across the internet for another reason: He said that Trump was on his way to "Tel Aviv, home of Judaism". In one short set of off-the-cuff remarks in Jerusalem , Trump told an Israeli delegation that he had just gotten back from the Middle East - despite the fact that Israel is squarely in the region.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:32

Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos told the state-run Athens-Macedonia News Agency that Papademos is in stable condition. Mr Papademos served as Greece's caretaker prime minister between November 2011 and May 2012. The group had earlier claimed responsibility for an explosive device, also sent from Greece, that was discovered by the police at the offices of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:30

Thousands of civilians are reported to have fled the city. Duterte has lambasted the U.S. since he came to power past year, calling Barack Obama a "son of a bitch", and has said Russian Federation and China are the only two major world powers he trusts.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:30

Hours before the attack, he had phoned his mother and said "forgive me", according to a Libyan anti-terror official. A local school identified a former pupil as another victim. He said the man, in his 40s, is named Adel and has a wife and several children. "I will be making it clear to President Trump that intelligence shared between law enforcement agencies must remain secure", May said.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:28

Trump and Michel said they were on the same page when it came to terrorism, once again an immediate topic in Europe in the wake of the Manchester , England attack this week. Earlier, Trump unveiled a 9/11 memorial at the alliance's new $1.2 billion headquarters in Brussels which is meant to highlight allied unity and goal.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:27

Civilians have also flooded out of the city to escape the violence, which one witness described to Al-Jazeera as unrelenting. On Tuesday evening, Filipino President Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao in response to the clashes in Marawi City that began on Tuesday afternoon.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:23

Throughout his time in office Trump seems to have perfected his signature intimidating handshake, in which he firmly grasps the hand of his victim and powerfully shakes and pulls on it for a ridiculously long period of time. The announced plan to extend the state of emergency led to a joint letter of opposition from 11 human rights and social groups - including Amnesty International France, Human Rights Watch and a French lawyers' group.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:24

It says the bomb should have killed the pair, but instead caused a blast that levelled the entire house, which was made of reinforced concrete and considered by locals to be the sturdiest structure in the area. As Iraqi forces advance on the final militant bastions in Mosul , there are an estimated 200,000 civilians remaining in an area that is roughly four square miles.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:26

Luckily, the girl was alright after what looks to be her father jumped in to rescue her. He hopes the video of the encounter will teach people not to feed wild animals like sea lions in the future. A man is then seen diving into the water himself to pull the girl out of the water. They are not pets, they're wild animals. "And you certainly shouldn't be letting your little girl sit on the edge of the dock with her dress hanging down after the sea lion has already snapped at her once.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:23

Duterte is cutting short an official visit to Moscow because of the clashes, PNA reported. Today the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) appealed for prayers for the victims of the attack in Marawi City in the Philippines, according to ABS-CBN News .

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:18

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hinted Sunday that Israel may not want the U.S. Embassy to move to Jerusalem if that could harm peace process prospects, but Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu quickly rejected any such suggestion. He has told Trump that Palestinians are intractable negotiating partners who make demands that Israel can not meet. In an unusual move, Netanyahu also partially released the minutes of a meeting he had with Trump in Washington in February, showing he had ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:16

The presidents of the United States and Turkey vowed Tuesday to fix a relationship battered by years of disputes over Syria's civil war and its various fighting groups, even as they broached a new disagreement over US plans to arm Kurdish fighters.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:13

The president reportedly made the requests shortly after then-FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers the agency was investigating possible coordination between Russian interests and Trump aides during the election. "Any political shaping of that intelligence would not be appropriate", he said. Should the administration assert privilege, such a claim could set off a separate fight, possibly threatening Comey's expected appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:12

A woman sits with other residents as they flee a Muslim militant. The fighting in Marawi erupted after security forces raided a house where they believed the notorious Philippine head of ISIS, Isnilon Hapilon , was hiding. The military is conducting surgical air strikes against militant targets, and ground troops are moving in to liberate the besieged city and eradicate the extremist invaders.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:08

The new healthcare plan will leave 23 million people uninsured. Rep. Kevin Brady , R-Texas (from left), with Vice President Pence and and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., on Capitol Hill, noted that the CBO analysis confirms that the House GOP health care bill will cut the deficit.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:09

Speaking ahead of her departure for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels , May said she would "make clear to President ( Donald) Trump that intelligence which is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure".

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:06

U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed "to do everything" to help the Palestinians and Israelis to achieve peace. "But we can only get there working together". Media reports also quoted US officials as saying that United Kingdom authorities suspect the Manchester incident was "conducted by a suicide bomber", and they later said the bomber's body has been identified.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:06

But Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory wrote that the government's "asserted national security interest ... appears to be a post hoc, secondary justification for an executive action rooted in religious animus and meant to bar Muslims from this country".

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:02

The battles with the Maute group, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State , started on Tuesday afternoon during a failed raid by security forces on one of the group's hideouts, which spiralled into chaos. While pursuing peace talks with two large Muslim rebel groups in the south, Duterte has ordered the military to destroy smaller extremist groups which have tried to align with the Islamic State group.

by | May 26, 2017 | 07:54

Brazil's top court is investigating Temer for alleged obstruction of justice and involvement in passive corruption. Some Brazilians resorted to humour when they learned that only nine months after former President Dilma Rousseff was impeached, her successor, Michel Temer , could soon suffer the same fate.

by | May 26, 2017 | 07:54

She said she wanted to expose what she considered to be the US military's disregard of the effects of war on civilians and that she released information that she didn't believe would harm the U.S. "I hope to take the lessons that I have learned, the love that I have been given, and the hope that I have to work toward making life better for others".

by | May 26, 2017 | 07:52

The two men who escorted him, the driver of the armored auto provided to the former prime minister by the central Bank of Greece and a security officer who was also inside the vehicle, were also admitted to hospital for precautionary reasons with minor injuries, the statement concluded.

by | May 26, 2017 | 07:54

Former CIA chief John Brennan left no wiggle room in testimony before a House panel on Tuesday: "It should be clear to everyone that Russian Federation brazenly interfered in our 2016 election process", he told the House Intelligence Committee , per the Daily Beast .

by | May 26, 2017 | 07:52

In 2012, the 24-time grand slam singles title victor was called out for her extreme views on homosexuality after saying the Federal Government's proposed gay marriage reforms would "legitimise what God calls abominable sexual practices". 'I love all people and will be pleased to talk to your board at any time, ' she wrote. Court, who won 24 Grand Slam titles during her tennis career, is a Christian minister and vocal opponent of LGBTIQ rights, including same-sex marriage .

by | May 26, 2017 | 07:50

Police have swooped in on multiple addresses in the city since Tuesday and those arrested include bomber Salman Abedi's brothers and father. On Wednesday, a series of raids were executed across Manchester , Wigan and Nuneaton in Warwickshire, while relatives of Abedi were detained in Libya.

by | May 26, 2017 | 07:49

I strongly believe that any inclination of the Democrats to work with us ended the day when Barack Obama left the White House and Donald Trump entered. Another change would allow states to decide whether to require insurers to cover health benefits such as maternity care and prescription drugs that are mandatory under current law.

by | May 26, 2017 | 07:48

British police hunted on Wednesday for potential accomplices who may have helped Salman Abedi build the bomb that killed 22 people in a crowded concert hall in Manchester and who could be ready to kill again. He said the bomb's construction suggested a "level of sophistication" that might indicate foreign training. President Donald Trump responded to Monday's suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, calling the perpetrators of the deadly attack "evil losers ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 07:45

A Supreme Court judge called on Saturday for Manila to file an worldwide arbitration case and a complaint with the United Nations over what the country's leader said was a threat of war made by Chinese President Xi Jinping . He has drawn closer to China , in the hopes of attracting billions of dollars in Chinese loans and infrastructure investments. This ruling is not recognized by Beijing .

by | May 26, 2017 | 07:45

Rouhani also criticized Saudi Arabia after it just hosted President Donald Trump's first foreign trip , saying that the kingdom "has never seen a ballot box" while Iran just hosted a successful presidential election in which over 40 million people voted.

by | May 26, 2017 | 07:42

First victims identified in Manchester concert bombingAnother man, the brother of alleged bomber Salman Abedi , was arrested on Tuesday. "We do know he [Abedi] was known up to a point to the intelligence services". Police on Tuesday confirmed that Abedi, a 22-year-old British man of Libyan origin, carried out Monday's suicide-bomb attack. "My son was as religious as any child who opens his eyes in a religious family", said Ramadan Abedi, who arrived in the United Kingdom from his ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 07:40

Rosenstein is the top official at the Justice Department responsible for overseeing the investigation after Jeff Sessions, Trump's attorney general, recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Trump has since stated that Comey's investigation into his campaigns ties to Russian Federation, which he claims was unwarranted, was also a factor.

by | May 26, 2017 | 07:38

At least 22 people, many of them children, died in the attack outside of Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert . "We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom , so many young handsome innocent people enjoying and living their murdered by evil losers".

by | May 26, 2017 | 07:36

China on Thursday accused the United States of trespassing after an American warship sailed near a reef claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea . China claims nearly the entire stretch. US Navy chief Admiral John Richardson sought to downplay the significance of the sailing, noting that the United States has routinely conducted freedom of navigation operations the world over since 1979, to contest "excessive maritime claims" and show that "rules matter".

by | May 26, 2017 | 07:36

Kim "said he was very happy to see pictures of the Earth taken by our rocket and that the world looks handsome", reported KCNA . Tensions remain high on the Korean peninsula in the wake of Pyongyang's latest missile launch on Sunday.