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8-year-old girl among the dead at Ariana Grande concert


One witness told the BBC that "there were bodies everywhere". He said some of the dead were children but provided no further details. They were pouring blood from their leg. "A lot of these people at the concert were small children and teenagers like my daughter", witness Stephanie Hill told AFP. A European security official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the ongoing investigation, said Abedi was a Briton of Libyan descent. Read More »

Trump becomes first sitting US president to visit Western Wall

His talks in Bethlehem with the Palestinian president come after Trump on Monday made a heavily symbolic visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Gott says Palestinians and Israelis don't always see eye to eye, "I think we have polarized in the last 10 years and can work together in becoming neighbors and friends". Read More »

Queen says whole country shocked by Manchester attack


Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, told Congress that the extremist group frequently claims responsibility for terror attacks, the Associated Press reports. "People who wish to help by donating blood can do so at several medical centres in Manchester". Singer Ariana Grande , who was performing at the concert, terribly broken post the incident. Read More »

Rejuvenated Pens one win from Cup final


Malkin also became the 29th player in National Hockey League history with 150 career playoff points. That day is not today. Anderson was pulled twice in a miserable 7-0 loss to the Penguins , allowing four goals in the first period. The 20-year-old Zverev became the youngest player to win a Masters 1000 event since Djokovic won in Miami a decade ago at 19. It's that much tougher for Karlsson to sort out Crosby when he also has to deal with Kunitz, the most physical Penguin, constantly ... Read More »

Trump in Israel: 'Rare opportunity' to achieve peace in Middle East


On his maiden foreign tour since taking office in January, Trump is already showing signs of fatigue from a packed schedule. Trump said in joint remarks with Netanyahu later Monday that he was "deeply moved" by the experience. His ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has said he would prefer to be based in Jeruslem, and his ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has said she regards the city as being in Israel. Read More »

Manchester Terror Attack: What we know so far


No one has yet claimed responsibility for the blast, which also injured 59 others. Officials now say they believe there was only one blast after earlier reports of multiple explosions. "Everyone stopped and turned around", she said. Ellie Ward, 17, made his way out of the arena after the blast, and found her 64-year-old grandfather, who had been waiting for him when the explosion happened. Read More »

Trump says Manchester bombing is the work of 'evil losers'


Both then observed a moment of silence. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu frequently boasts of his behind-the-scenes cooperation with moderate Sunni countries that are believed to include Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states. Abbas reaffirmed the Palestinian commitment to fighting terror, and to promoting a "culture of peace, non-violence, no incitement and building bridges instead of walls". Read More »

Here's how the world reacted to Trump's Saudi Arabia visit

Government and journalistic circles underlined that at the last of three summits in Riyadh (the first bilateral summit with King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the second one with six leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC), the USA president favored a better common future. Read More »

Terror attack at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester: What we know

International TV news channels are blanketing coverage as British police continue their investigation in what is being treated as a terrorist attack. Home Secretary Amber Rudd decried "a barbaric attack, deliberately targeting some of the most vulnerable in our society - young people and children out at a pop concert". Read More »

Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget


The new budget incorporates Trump's priorities from the earlier version, including increased spending on the military and border security, with corresponding cuts to the State Department and the EPA. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., said that the deep cuts are a good start and that Trump has started "a very important discussion", but he believes Social Security and Medicare should also be looked at. Read More »

Trump administration wavers on location of Western Wall


US President Donald Trump travelled to Jerusalem today to seek ways to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace, but also used the visit to again lash out at Iran . Trump, who spoke after arriving in Israel on what is thought to be the first direct flight there from Saudi Arabia, has also vowed to do whatever is necessary to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians . Read More »

United Kingdom police: 19 confirmed dead in explosion at Grande concert

The local ambulance service said 59 people were taken to hospitals. The spirit of the northern city is clear to see, the morning after an Ariana Grande concert ended in tragedy. The horror of the screams ringing around the interior of the arena is heightened by the sight of dozens of pink balloons still floating, head height, around the rapidly emptying rows of seats. Read More »

Ariana Grande 'broken' after concert attack

Some concert-goers said security was haphazard before the show, with some people being searched and others allowed inside unhindered. "It's the screams I can't get over and the smell ... But in recent months the tempo of counter terrorist activity has been increasing with - on average - an arrest every day. Nineteen people are confirmed dead after explosions at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester , England, according to local police. Read More »

Congressional panels pledge full probe into Comey firing

He added: "It's a violation of the law to leak classified information, and, therefore, they should be held accountable". There are now four investigations into different aspects of the Russian Federation affair, plus a special counsel. "My memorandum is not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination", Rosenstein said. One way or another, it is vital that the truth is established and that the acting FBI Director fulfils the promise he made to the Select Committee that the ... Read More »

Trump Just Got Back From the Middle East


Speaking on Monday, Rouhani said: "You can't resolve the issue of terrorism by giving money to super powers". On Saturday and Sunday he was in Saudi Arabia, and later stops will include the Vatican. Over the first four months of 2017, the USA trade deficit with Israel has narrowed, to $2.8 billion from $3.3 billion in the same period past year , mainly due to higher U.S. Read More »

Trump to meet Palestinian leader Abbas in West Bank

During Trump's first stop on his four-nation tour, the Saudis pledged to spend billions on infrastructure projects in the USA and military equipment but the arms deal has raised red flags in Israel . He pitched for a new course for America's role in the region, aiming to root out terrorism. Trump didn't use the term "radical Islam", which he criticized the Obama administration for not using, but he clearly identified Islamic terrorism. Read More »

Trump arrives in Bethlehem to meet Palestinian president Abbas


After years of butting heads with Trump's predecessor, Netanyahu celebrated a new American president's arrival as a moment of hope in the stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinians. Israel captured the Western Wall area 50 years ago in an area of the city that's still disputed, and the US didn't want to be seen as endorsing Israeli sovereignty there. Read More »

Iran accuses U.S. of "Iranophobia", arming "dangerous terrorists"


Trump made no mention of the disputed travel ban, signed days after he took office, that temporarily banned immigration to the USA from seven majority Muslim countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. While many presidents adjust their commentary once they depart the campaign trail and travel overseas, Trump's speech to Gulf Arab leaders featured a much softer tone than his large-scale rallies previous year. Read More »

'Currency of ALL Europeans' EU commissioner hails Macron 'mandate' to strengthen eurozone


It was the first time the men had appeared in public together since Macron resigned in August 2016 as Hollande's economy minister to run for president - a decision that was received coldly by the French leader at the time. election. In his address to thousands of his supporters at the celebration event in the grand courtyard of the Louvre Museum, Macron vowed to fight against the divisions and said he "will do everything to make sure you never have reason again to vote for extremes", ... Read More »

Trump visits Bethlehem: meets Palestinian delegation


President Trump became the first sitting president to pray at Jerusalem's Western Wall on Monday, visiting a site with both religious and political significance as he attempts to broker peace between Israelis and Palestinians . Netanyahu thanked President Trump for his "change in American policy on Iran", saying that he expects the USA and Israel to start taking more aggressive steps to restrain Iran's support for terrorism. Read More »

Melania Trump: Breakout Star of Trump's First Foreign Trip

Trump has pledged to work with Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate a peace agreement. Trump was returning to Jerusalem later Tuesday to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and deliver remarks . "And it must cease - immediately". On Monday, he met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem . US President Donald Trump on Monday said that he was "honoured" by the invitation extended by Prime Minister Benjimin Netanyahu to visit the country before calling for ... Read More »

BC election exposed a polarized province


If the result holds and no party gets a majority, Weaver will be in the remarkable position of deciding whether the next government is Liberal or NDP. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver hugs new Green MLA Adam Olsen before supporters on election night. What price would the Greens demand to support the B.C. Read More »

Philippine President Alleges China Threatened War

China , he pointed out, has no veto in the General Assembly. Santa Romana denied the Philippines had sold its sovereignty on the South China Sea to secure investment from China . Negotiators from China and ASEAN met in Indonesia and Cambodia in the last few months to try to reach a final draft which could be approved ahead of the foreign ministers meeting. Read More »

Trump heads to Israel to promote lasting 'peach'

According to Politico , Melania Trump has privately expressed dissatisfaction with the White House PR operation and "has raised concerns that some on [the president's] communications and press team aren't doing enough to defend him". Later, Trump toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - built on the location where Christians believe Jesus died and was buried - and the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews are permitted to pray. Read More »

Trump Israel trip 1st presidential flight from Saudi Arabia


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not accompany the president to the Old City. During his trip, the American leader is expected to delve into the heart of the dispute between the Israelis and Palestinians, in pursuit of what he has called "the ultimate deal". Read More »

Why Trump's visit to Israel, Western Wall is a big deal


Israel captured east Jerusalem 50 years ago and claims the area - home to sensitive Jewish, Christian and Muslim holy sites - as part of its capital. The Western Wall is the holiest site where Jews can pray. Trump visited the Western Wall without any Israeli government officials by his side despite requests from Israeli officials. Read More »

South Korea to Send Envoys to China to Discuss THAAD, North Korea


Mr. Moon Jae-in upon his election as President of the Republic of Korea", he tweeted in English and Korean languages. During the phone dialogue, Moon advocated a two-track approach of pressure and sanctions toward the DPRK to resolve the country's nuclear issue in a comprehensive, staged way. Read More »

Here's what we know about the 'barbaric' Manchester Arena attack so far

European governing body UEFA wrote on Twitter: "UEFA is shocked by last night's attack in Manchester ". Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins said there were children among the dead. How did the global community react? Opinion polls in recent days had shown a sharp narrowing of the Conservatives' large lead over the opposition Labour Party , though May remained on track to win re-election. Read More »