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Ariana Grande's London concerts cancelled following Manchester Arena terrorist attack


Here are the steps May said officials were taking in response. "We still have critical lines of inquiry they're chasing down which has led to a level of uncertainty". Police raided a property in the Manchester district of Fallowfield where they carried out a controlled explosion. The attack sparked a nightlong search for loved ones - parents for the children they had accompanied or agreed to pick up, and friends for each other after groups were scattered by the blast. Read More »

Death by a thousand cuts: Trump's budget will destroy social safety net


He calls it "immoral". Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., blasted plans to cut Medicaid , government research and foreign aid to pay for the military plus-ups. Neither of the White House's assertions - that Trump's tax plan would be both revenue neutral and fuel budget coffers by $2 trillion to $2.6 trillion through economic growth - are realistic, said Maya MacGuineas, president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Read More »

Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties


Former prime minister Lee Hae-chan, now a lawmaker with the new ruling party, also meets Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday. Though it is a positive sign, some Lotte stores in China remain closed and damage done to Korean brands inside China will take time to fix. Read More »

Theresa May accused of U-turn over cap to social care reform


The Labour Party, says ICM, at 33 percent has regained some of the ground it lost in previous months and has " won the short term manifesto battle ", but with a 14 percent lead it is still the Tories election to lose. Challenged about the social care U-turn, Mrs May said: "What I've done today is I've seen the scaremongering , frankly, that we've seen over the weekend". Read More »

Trump embraces Israel, but Russian ties still trail him

So you had another story wrong. And he'll probably talk about the ultimate peace deal he wants to achieve. US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting at the presidential headquarters in the West Bank town of Bethlehem . Read More »

Trump makes historic visit to Western Wall

The President's voyage to Israel from Saudi Arabia on Air Force One was the first-ever direct flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv . "And it must cease immediately". Netanyahu said Israel shared Trump's commitment to peace, but he also repeated his right-wing government's political and security demands of the Palestinians, including recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. Read More »

Manchester attack: Albert Square 'vigil of peace'

Another 59 people were injured in the suicide bombing. The first victim to be named in last night's horrific terror attack in Manchester is 18-year-old Georgina Callander . "The whole nation has been shocked by the death and injury in Manchester last night of so many people, adults and children, who had just been enjoying a concert", Queen Elizabeth II said on Tuesday. Read More »

Ariana Grande fans rally in wake of Manchester bombing


Police confirmed a lone male attacker detonated an explosive device in the foyer area of the stadium at around 10.33pm on Monday night. "Like the great city of Manchester , our comedy gig will be back on Monday 16 October and we will raise even more money to help disadvantaged, disabled and terminally ill in the North West". Read More »

Lancashire student killed in Manchester attack


Three victims have already been named . Among the victims was Saffie Rose Roussos, 8, from Tarleton, about 40 miles northwest of Manchester. The wounded included 12 children under age 16, hospital officials said . It continued: "Saffie was simply a attractive little girl in every aspect of the word". "Last night she called she's doing fine, scared but everybody got out there no problem", said her uncle Anthony Tamasi. Read More »

Trump and May agree Manchester attack was 'wanton and depraved'

She had been at the concert with her mother and sister when the bomb went off. Elena Semino and her husband were waiting by the arena ticket office for her daughter when the explosion went off. " The whole nation has been shocked by the death and injury in Manchester last night of so many people, adults and children, who had just been enjoying a concert ". Read More »

"This is not your fault": Fans rally around Ariana Grande


According to CBS, Abedi was 'known to British authorities '. Manchester Arena, the largest indoor arena in Europe, opened in 1995 and is a popular concert and sporting venue. "It was carnage. Everyone was scrambling over each other". They later took to Twitter with reports that there was "blood everywhere" and that people were "injured and bleeding". Read More »

UK Police Say 23-Year-Old Man Arrested Over Manchester Arena Attack


Callander was studying health and social care in her second year at Runshaw College in Lancashire, the school said. "Everyone was running around shrieking and screaming and people were getting pushed left, right and center", said Nayman on Tuesday from outside her hotel, directly across from the music venue. Read More »

China, Germany urge US not to ditch Paris climate accord


At the start of 2016, the USA was well positioned to lead the global fight against climate change. Trump has moved to slash EPA funding, and to loosen restrictions on coal-fired power plants and vehicle emissions. He has spent the early months of his presidency attempting to roll back the Obama administration's environmental regulations and promising the return of the US coal industry. Read More »

Trump denounces Manchester attack by 'evil losers'

US President Donald Trump's trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories saw the unpredictable leader tightly following protocol, but a few moments provided low-scale scandal and humour. "It's part of the West Bank", part of lands that Israel annexed in the Six-Day War in 1967. Later Tuesday, Trump will visit the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem, where he will deliver a speech . Read More »

Anguished search by families after Manchester terror attack


Visibly emotional, Corden said that he was shocked an incident like this could take place where there was so many children. BBC News is identifying the bombing's first victim as 18-year-old, Georgina Callander. Nick Schurok, 28, from Manchester , told MailOnline: " Ariana Grande had just finished the concert and the lights came on". "You could hear adults telling the little ones it was only a balloon". Read More »

Anguished search by families after Manchester attack


Hours after the arrest, police set off a controlled explosion and raided a house about 3.5 miles south of the arena. Ariana Grande , who was not hurt, posted to Twitter after the incident. Take That, formed in Manchester, also cancelled their Tuesday night concert in Liverpool and May 25-27 dates in Manchester "out of respect" for the victims of the attack which left 22 people dead . Read More »

Trump reaffirms commitment to Israel, achieving peace in Middle East

A settlement leader from the occupied West Bank said that he believed this lack of clarity regarding Trump's statements in Bethlehem could mean he has abandoned a goal of establishing an independent Palestinian state . While no concrete plans for achieving peace in the Middle East were hashed out during Mr. Trump's visit, he was confident that both Israelis and Palestinians are "ready to reach for peace" and "make a deal". Read More »

Trump Meets With Palestinian Leader Abbas in Bethlehem

Testing the waters for Middle East peace, President Donald Trump traveled Tuesday through the barrier ringing biblical Bethlehem to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas . "Real and just peace including the end of the occupation and the establishment of a Palestinian state next to Israel will come from the initiative of both nations, not from someone who wants to promote his own country at the expense of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict". Read More »

Trump administration initiates NAFTA renegotiation process


As the administration took its first formal step towards Nafta renegotiations, the US Commerce Department launched an investigation on Thursday into Boeing's anti-dumping claims against Canadian rival Bombardier's new CSeries jetliners, drawing a threat from Canada to review a deal to buy Boeing fighter jets. Read More »

Ariana Grande: Manchester Arena attack takes Loose Women off the air


His wife Victoria Beckham tweeted: "My heartfelt thoughts and prayers for all those effected by the tragedy in Manchester last night x VB #Manchester". US President Donald Trump slammed the attack, saying that terrorists were "losers". Iran denies the claims and says Saudi Arabia is the real source of funding for Islamist militants. Read More »

Donald Trump's 4 trillion dollar budget 'dead on arrival'


The budget foresees an increase in military spending. Trump's budget aligns with many conservative priorities, particularly its promise to bring deficit spending to an end and achieve a balanced budget within 10 years. Hal Rogers of Kentucky calls Trump's proposed cuts to domestic safety net programs "draconian". The rolls are down from a high of 47 million in 2013, but Republican lawmakers have long complained that the eligibility standards are too lax. Read More »

Trump denies saying 'Israel' while sharing classified info with Russians


But the President did not deny that some of the classified information he reportedly revealed about an Isis terrorist plot came from Israel . "We want Israel to have peace. "There is no other way". Netanyahu has come under pressure from right-wing members of his own coalition who say he is not pushing hard enough to get Trump to carry out his promise. Read More »

McCain: Trump's Budget Dead on Arrival

But budget expert Robert Greenstein said it would be a mistake to ignore Trump's budget because Republicans are under pressure to deliver promised tax cuts and could use the budget reconciliation process to achieve that goal. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), chair of the House Freedom Caucus, even demurred when it came to cuts to programs like Meals on Wheels . - A $6.2 billion cut, or 13.2 percent, from the Department of Housing and Urban Development's spending in 2018. Read More »

White House Budget For 2018: Read The Full Plan


President Donald Trump's robust economic growth projections in the new budget proposal don't jibe with reality, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Tuesday. NBC News examined the states with populations that benefit the most from the programs and would experience cuts under the proposed budget . Read More »

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Manchester Attack

Police said they believe the attack was carried out by a lone male attacker, who died in the powerful blast. "Everyone stopped and turned around", she said. Grande reported Monday that the European leg of the tour would be cancelled but it was unclear if the remainder would go on. Peter Rawlinson, deputy headteacher at Bishop Rawstorne, told CNN that Callander's family called the school with the news. Read More »

ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester Arena terror attack


Innocent lives lost". "Furthermore, a number of additional security measures were implemented following the attacks in Stockholm last April (when a hijacked truck was deliberately driven on to a city street killing five people)". It described her as "a lovely young student who was very popular with her peers and the staff". President Donald Trump, in the Middle East, has been asking Islamic nations to lead the fight against terrorism. Read More »

Israelis and Palestinans are ready 'to reach for peace'

Also on Monday, the sensitive issue of intelligence sharing was raised during a meeting with Netanyahu. Throughout his stops in the Middle East , the President has made expanding counter-terrorism efforts a key theme. Abbas visited Trump in Washington earlier this month, and they both attended the summit in the Saudi capital of Riyadh , where Trump kicked off his first trip overseas as USA president. Read More »

'Personally Committed' To Helping Israelis, Palestinians Achieve Peace Deal

ISIS targets Jewish neighborhoods, synagogues and storefronts. " Iran's leaders routinely call for Israel's destruction - not with Donald J. Trump". "Our fundamental problem is with the occupation and settlements and the failure of Israel to recognize the state of Palestine", Abbas said. Trump has yet to clarity if he still supports a two-state solution, whether he remains opposed to Israeli settlements or if he has nixed his controversial plan to move the U.S. Read More »

Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses border

Chung, who was named security chief by President Moon Jae-in on Sunday, told a news briefing that Seoul "must restore dialogue at an early date for a fundamental reduction of tension". In September 2015, South Korea triggered an anti-aircraft warning and sent an attack helicopter and fighter jet to track down a drone that crossed the border, without success. Read More »