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by | May 30, 2017 | 09:16

Germany unleashed a volley of criticism Monday against US President Donald Trump, slamming his "short-sighted" policies that have "weakened the West" and hurt European interests. And Mrs Merkel sees Germany's future more and more with the group of 27 nations, without Britain after its vote to leave the bloc. Merkel's words don't change reality: Europe can not get by on its own.

by | May 30, 2017 | 09:14

Six men and one woman have been arrested and were being held in custody, with the probe widening beyond Manchester to Nuneaton in central England. His father Ramadan and younger brother Hashem have been detained in Libya, with officials there saying the brother was aware of the planned attack.

by | May 30, 2017 | 09:13

The former Werder Bremen defender was delighted to help Arsenal finish a troubled season on a high note as they rebounded from the misery of failing to qualify for the Champions League by winning the Cup for the third time in four year. I worked until the last day of my contract. "You can not be in this job (if you are not forgiving)". Few gave them a chance heading into the game though, with Antonio Conte's side so dominant in the Premier League and full of confidence, while the ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 09:07

I will call them, from now on, losers, because that's what they are: "losers". Meanwhile, Obama never made one trip to Israel during his two-term presidency. US officials reportedly had rejected a request by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit the site with Trump. "It is a privilege to stand here in this national museum, in the ancient city of Jerusalem , to address the Israeli people and all people in the Middle East who yearn for security, prosperity and peace".

by | May 30, 2017 | 09:06

The Labour leader sought to put the focus on the efforts to deliver peace within the region when again pressed on his links with the republican terror group. "He could be prime minister in two weeks time and I don't know what he would do on Brexit and neither does the country". If anything, his relentless interrupting actually appeared to get the studio audience on Mr Corbyn's side.

by | May 30, 2017 | 09:03

The stage is set for the onset of monsoon on mainland India this week. Thanks to the presence of a cyclonic circulation in the Bay of Bengal , called Cyclone Mora , which is now hovering over the east central Bay of Bengal, the conditions are favourable for southwest monsoon to advance onto the west central Bay of Bengal over the next 24 hours, said Met experts.

by | May 30, 2017 | 09:02

And the top-ranking Democrat on the House committee investigating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation called for a review of Kushner's security clearance. Separately, he told Fox News: "Any time you have channels of communication with a country, particularly one like Russian Federation, I wouldn't criticise it".

by | May 30, 2017 | 09:02

Duterte said yesterday he was prepared to enforce martial law for as long as was necessary to end the terrorist threat, and even ignore constitutionally mandated safeguards such as Supreme Court and congressional oversight. The gunmen planted black ISIL flags, took a priest and up to 14 other people hostage from a church, and set fire to buildings. The militants, who have pledged allegiance to the IS, have forged an alliance with various jihadist groups, including the Bangsamoro Islamic ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 09:04

Manila Solicitor General Jose Calida told reporters Friday that Indonesians and Malaysians are fighting in Marawi. The Maute group laid a siege on Marawi City last week, torching buildings, taking hostages , freeing prisoners, and raising the black ISIS flag.

by | May 30, 2017 | 09:03

Trump spurned overtures by mostly European leaders to commit to the Paris climate treaty at the weekend G-7 meeting, a development Merkel called "very unsatisfactory". Unlike Merkel, May is determined to have a healthy and productive relationship with Trump's America, which is extremely wise because Britain is almost as dependent on the U.S.as the rest of Europe.

by | May 30, 2017 | 09:01

Manafort briefly served as Trump's campaign manager, while Flynn had a short stint as national security adviser before being fired for misleading the vice president about conversations he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The report is also evidence that the Russians were well aware that Trump is easily influenced by those around him and has no core convictions. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey earlier this month, prompting reports that Trump tried to get Comey to back away ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:59

Macron made his remark in answer to a question at a joint news conference with Putin. "When press outlets spread defamatory untruths, they are no longer journalists, they are organs of influence. Macron said he wants a democratic transition in Syria, but not at the cost of the war-torn country becoming a failed state. Putin's visit is being seen as an opportunity for the two leaders to turn the page on the strained relationship between Moscow and Macron's predecessor Francois Hollande.

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:58

Bush ultimately reneged on the Kyoto Protocol agreed to by President Bill Clinton in 1997. "I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week", the president told his nearly 31 million Twitter followers on Saturday, according to Reuters .

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:56

Moscow has repeatedly denied the allegations and Trump denies any collusion. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz had asked for the material by Wednesday. Comey was sacked earlier this month by President Trump amid the bureau's separate investigation into ties been the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the election.

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:56

During the first North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders' summit he attended last Thursday in Brussels , Trump claimed that European countries owed the USA "massive amounts of money" due to its sponsorship of European defence and security for decades.

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:54

British Prime Minister Theresa May raised British concerns with Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, stating intelligence shared between their two countries had to remain secure , in a rare public show of dissatisfaction.

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:55

President Donald Trump is "wide open" on the Paris climate accord as "he takes in the pros and cons", U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said in an interview to air Sunday. "The United States, however, is undergoing a review process". "Understanding this process, the heads of state of the government of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom and the presidents of the European Council and of the European Commission reaffirm their strong commitment to swiftly ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:51

The 39-year-old French leader and Mr Putin exchanged a cordial, business-like handshake and smiles when the latter stepped from his limousine for a red carpet welcome, with Mr Macron appearing to say "welcome" to him in French. The visit demonstrated Macron's prowess in global politics, as he secured that goal but pulled no punches in a blistering attack on Russian state media outlets.

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:54

Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said Monday Merkel's comments stand for themselves but the German leader is "a convinced trans-Atlanticist". He referred to the "loss of the U.S.as an important nation" and said that while it was important to maintain dialogue with Washington, Europe needed to become stronger and Germany needed to be more prepared to work with its European Union peers.

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:51

Alexandre de Juniac , the director general of the International Air Transport Association, also warned about the concentration of lithium battery-powered devices in a letter to the United States homeland security secretary, John F. Others worry it could be a safety risk. He said that U.S. homeland security secretary, John F. Kelly, could decide on the measure "in the next several days or in the next several weeks".

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:51

Responsibility for the suicide bombing , which took place at the end of an Ariana Grande concert, was claimed by Islamic State (IS formerly ISIS/ISIL). It has been reported that MI5 has launched two urgent inquiries into whether it missed the danger posed by Abedi, 22, amid allegations it was warned of his deadly aspirations.

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:49

A teenage boy and a woman arrested by British police this week have since been released without charge, leaving eight in custody on United Kingdom soil who were arrested "on suspicion of offences contrary to the terrorism act". Since then, Grande's fans-known as "Arianators"-have come together to form a support system and fundraise for those affected by the terror attack".

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:44

Merkel called on the Europeans to "take out fate into [their] own hands " but continue friendship with the United States and the United Kingdom. "The times in which we could completely depend on others are, to a certain extent, over". Special emphasis was needed on warm relations between Berlin and newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron, she said. Speaking at a campaign event held in a Bavarian beer tent in Munich , the German Chancellor said: The times in which we could ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:37

Salman Abedi made his plea for pardon to his mother and brother shortly before Monday's attack that also wounded almost 120 people exiting an Ariana Grande concert. The new developments comes as the terror threat level in England is now at it's highest lever after being raised to "critical" with warnings that another attack may be imminent.

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:37

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania walk to the White House from Marine One after their nine-day tour to the Middle East and Europe . Top White House aides - including Mr Trump's trusted adviser Steve Bannon - are increasingly anxious that the so-called "deep state" is conspiring to bring the presidency down, sources tell Politico .

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:33

A senior Palestinian official has said Israel's convening a cabinet meeting in the tunnels under the al-Aqsa compound is a "provocation." . Government ministers seen at a cabinet meeting held at the Old City of Jerusalem's Western Wall tunnels in honor of the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem Day on May 28, 2017.

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:32

Many sent desperate text messages begging to be rescued and reporting that their homes had been destroyed, said Zia Alonto Adiong , an official in Lanao del Sur province, one of the country's poorest. Padilla said. "The magnitude of the degree of the damage and the people that are affected.it's really massive". Please do not underestimate your soldiers.

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:32

However, another audience member wasn't as polite about May's views. "And it couldn't have been more different to Jeremy Corbyn - who flannelled under pressure and couldn't get past 30 years of words and deeds that put him on the wrong side of the British people".

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:32

US President Donald Trump has called those behind the suicide bombing in Manchester "evil losers in life" who murdered "so many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives". That would be consistent with Trump's final hours in Israel and the West Bank. Hundreds of Israeli settlers on Wednesday forced their way into East Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, according to a Palestinian official.

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:31

Under a range of United Nations Security Council resolutions, North Korea is banned from launching ballistic missiles or conducting tests using ballistic missile or nuclear technology. Mr Wang said in a press conference: "Regarding [the] Korean Peninsula, China advocates resolving the issue through peaceful means including dialogue and negotiations, on the basis of strict implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions..." Meanwhile, Russia and China, widely considered to hold the ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:27

North Korea launched its 12th ballistic missile test this year on Monday, this one falling provocatively close to Japan . "Our country can never tolerate repeated provocative actions by North Korea ", he said, condemning the launch. North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan's maritime economic zone Monday, officials said, in the latest in a string of test launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the US mainland.

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:27

And according to Axios , he has told confidants he plans to leave the landmark worldwide agreement. Trump's chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, told reporters at the G-7 summit Friday that the president was growing more attuned to the European stance on climate change .

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:24

It mentions the need for new provisions to "address intellectual property rights, regulatory practices, state-owned enterprises, services, customs procedures, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, labour, environment and small and medium enterprises".

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:11

The Kremlin appeared to favour Macron's far-right opponent Marine Le Pen for the presidency during the campaign - a view reinforced when Putin granted her an audience a month before the election's first round. Putin is being welcomed to France". Speaking after talks Monday with Macron, Putin said Moscow didn't try to influence the French vote. As part of his trip Monday, Putin is scheduled to visit the center near the Seine River that includes the Holy Trinity Cathedral along with a ...

by | May 30, 2017 | 08:08

However, the U.S. courts have blocked this veto and it has not been allowed to come into effect. President Trump flipped traditional US foreign policy upside down on his tour through the Middle East and Europe , coddling Middle Eastern leaders with questionable human rights records while demanding traditional European allies pay more for their defense.