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Republican who 'body slammed' reporter wins Montana election

The win reaffirms Montana's voters support for Trump. Thursday afternoon saw Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) stopping short of saying he would refuse to seat Gianforte if he won the congressional seat; however, he did call on him to apologize to Jacobs. Read More »

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Clash with Police at Jerusalem Old City Gate

The moment was part of the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, alongside Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, according to the Saudi Press Agency. Israel claims Jerusalem as its united capital, while the Palestinians claim the city's eastern sector as the capital of their future state. First lady Melania Trump visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday. Read More »

Trump faces G7 squeeze on climate change, trade at Sicily summit

Oxfam activists wearing masks of the leaders of the G7 summit; from left, US President Donald Trump , British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron , stage a protest in Giardini Naxos, near the venue of the G7 summit in the Sicilian town of Taormina, southern Italy, Saturday. Read More »

CBO shows House bill isn't 'a better way'

The No. 2 Senate GOP leader, John Cornyn of Texas, expressed optimism that senators were narrowing their differences and said staff members could "start work" over the recess on writing some language of a Senate bill, but he conceded, "There's nothing final". Read More »

Israeli joy at Trump visit lacks substance

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Additionally, he has made comments about reviving the now-stalled peace process, but there has been little details of how he intends to do so. Yes, we get it - it meant to say peace, but who's to say the two sides can't bond over some delicious fruit? Like other presidents who've gone overseas in times of turmoil, Trump will gain with his base. Read More »

Foreign fighters among militants in Philippines

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I saw ISIS there. "ISIS supporters around the region have been urged to join the jihad in the Philippines if they can't get to Syria, and to wage war at home if they can't travel at all". The Philippines had until this year denied it was home to groups with Islamic State ties. Manila Solicitor General Jose Calida told reporters Friday that Indonesians and Malaysians are fighting in Marawi . Read More »

Ariana Grande wants to hold benefit concert in Manchester

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Abedi, a 22-year-old son of Libyan refugees and a first-generation Manchester resident , planted a nail bomb outside of the arena on Monday, where thousands of fans had just attended Grande' concert. Police used an explosive device to get into a property to make the arrests. Georgina Callander, 18, was killed in the blast shortly after her favourite artist, Ariana Grande , left the stage at the Manchester Arena on Monday. Read More »

Israel uneasy over Trump's massive arms deal with Saudi

What is needed is a suggested, precise and clear-cut peace plan, which is built on previous agreements between the Palestinians and Israelis; previous United Nations resolutions; a clear commitment by Israel to withdraw from all territories it occupied by force in 1967 and a timetable to this effect. Read More »

Ariana Grande says she will return to Manchester for benefit gig

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Police also believe they have discovered where the bomb used in the horrendous attack was made. USA officials informed on the matter told the newspaper that the U.S. "I absolutely think allies are reassessing how best to have an intelligence and criminal sharing relationship with the United States while President Trump is in office", said Mark S. Read More »

Police arrest 'key players' in terror probe

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British police on Saturday released surveillance-camera images of the Manchester concert bomber on the night of the attack as they appealed for more information about his final days. The British Red Cross announced the amount raised in a fundraising drive for the Manchester victims and survivors has reached £5.65 million, having been supported by celebrities including Justin Timberlake and Martin Freeman. Read More »

Syria said to be aim of reported back channel

The disclosure of the back channel put White House advisers on the defensive Saturday, as Trump wrapped up his first foreign trip as president. - According to several aides and outside allies of President Donald Trump , his top priority upon his return from his first foreign trip will be a possible retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a "war room" inside the White House . Read More »

Fresh from his travels, Trump rails on Twitter about 'fake news'

The US intelligence community concluded in January that Russian Federation tried to influence the presidential election in favor of Trump, including through an aggressive hacking campaign against senior Democrats. Trump has blasted leaked reports from anonymous sources as "fake news". Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed meetings with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, according to senior officials cited by Reuters . Read More »

Russia, China congratulate Rouhani on re-election as Iran's president

In Iran's presidential election on Friday, President Rouhani won 57% of the votes from a total of above 41 million ballots. Modest reforms Rouhani was given the opportunity in 2015 to conclude a nuclear agreement between Iran and world leaders that has led to the easing of worldwide sanctions against Tehran . Read More »

Trump meets European Union leaders in Brussels

The Wall Street Journal editorial board pushed back on Thursday, lambasting the press for crying wolf every time Trump opens his mouth. Trump's call, while terse in tone, reflects the political Kabuki of past US presidents including both Reagan and Obama who pressured, usually unsuccessfully, the European states to spend more on defense. Read More »

Ernie Els calls penalty on himself during BMW PGA Championship

As recently as previous year the future of this event had been in serious jeopardy, with Wentworth residents in dispute with the club's new owners and European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley dismissing its "flagship" tag in favour of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Read More »

Chelsea Manning Freed From Prison After Sentence Ends 28 Years Early

In commuting to time served her 35-year sentence-the longest ever penalty dished out in the U.S.to an official leaker. The former intelligence analyst in Iraq acknowledged leaking the materials, saying she wanted to expose what she considered to be the us military's disregard of the effects of war on civilians. Read More »

Criminals will be brought to justice — NHS cyber attack

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However, he said that so far "remarkably" few payments had been made by victims of the attack. Rob Wainwright the chief for Europol, said on ITV that the world is facing an escalating threat and he is concerned as to the level of attacks for Monday morning, as people return to work. Read More »

United States Senate Republicans start their version of Obamacare repeal

At another bill signing Thursday, the governor said, "the main thing I want to see is the House and Senate coming together" on the bathroom legislation. The Journal reports that numerous advocacy groups are launching targeted campaigns, both in support and in opposition of the House G.O.P. bill. The Republican Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell , told Reuters on Wednesday: "I don't know how we get to 50 [votes] at the moment". Read More »

Trump Tells Confidants He's Pulling Out Of The Paris Climate Agreement

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Trump's surprise announcement, in the form of a tweet on the final day of his lengthy worldwide trip, comes after Trump declined to commit to staying in a sweeping climate deal, refusing to give into intense global pressure. The G7 leaders committed themselves Saturday to the fight against protectionism and to defending the opening of markets after the United States overcame its reluctance to include that condition in the final statement, which the leaders signed and sealed at the end of the ... Read More »

G-7 leaders give USA more time on climate deal

But perhaps most profoundly, the trip underscored what "America First", as Trump has branded his governing philosophy, looks like on the world stage. Leaders of the G7 group of rich nations have failed to agree a statement on climate change, APA reports quoting BBC. Read More »

National view: Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

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The quixotic American pursuit of Middle East peace is a perennial. This, however, does not suggest that the U.S. has a magic wand and can simply wave it and change overnight the dynamics of the multiple conflicts sweeping and consuming the region. Read More »

Manager: Allman tried to keep playing music until the end

But as a keyboard player, Fritts appreciated Allman's mastery of the B-3 and his distinct voice. The track is listed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 songs that shaped rock and roll, and it is one of the few songs covered by fellow influential artist Frank Zappa. Read More »

The father and younger brother of the Manchester bomber,

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Manchester-born Salman Abedi launched the attack on young fans attending a concert by U.S. pop star Ariana Grande in the latest atrocity claimed by the Islamic State group in Europe. British police said they had lifted a cordon and people were being allowed to return to their homes after the area was evacuated as a precaution. Read More »

Philippines' leader warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State

Padilla says 61 militants have been killed together with 11 soldiers and four police since Tuesday, when a failed raid to capture one of Asia's top militants triggered an attack on the city. "We have to finish this". Malaysian lecturer-turned-militant Dr. Mahmud Ahmad could soon be the leader of the Islamic State's (IS) offshoot in Marawi City. Read More »

United Kingdom police stop sharing info

A total of 11 people have been arrested in Britain and Libya over Monday's suicide bombing on a pop concert in the northwestern English city of Manchester by a British-born man of Libyan origin. One of the suspect's brothers, Ismail Abedi, is among the eight arrestees. Libyan Special Deterrent Force spokesman Ahmed bin Salem told AP Abedi's mother and brother in Tripoli revealed the phone call when they were questioned. Read More »

GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine plan

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At the same time, the AHCA eliminates Obamacare's income-based tax subsidies, which are created to make it easier for people of modest means to afford health care premiums, and replaces them with tax credits based on age. First, he ignores the fact that lower premiums only matter to those who can actually get health insurance. All seven Indiana Republican Party House members cast votes in favor of the legislation. Read More »

Trump tweets 'money is beginning to pour in' to NATO

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Only five of NATO's 28-members meet the target of spending 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense: Britain, Estonia, Greece, Poland and the United States, which spends more on defense than all the other allies combined. That might have made sense in NATO's early days, when Europe struggled to rebuild after World War II. Indeed, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg underscored to journalists Thursday that NATO's European members have halted a long-term slide in ... Read More »

Iran slams USA arms deal with Saudi Arabia

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Well, for a man who has been called an "Islamophobe" more often than perhaps any man in history, President Donald Trump looked anything but scared, as he danced with sword-wielding Muslims and addressed the leaders of more than 50 Muslim nations. Read More »

Donald Trump Appears to Shove Prime Minister Dusko Markovic at NATO Meeting

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Details of exactly how this "outside in" approach would work are TBD but if it succeeds it would be a real foreign policy triumph for Trump. Trump's "confrontational approach has yielded results so far, " the official said. Trump's nine-day, five-stop worldwide tour resulted in few tangible policy achievements. How do those remarks constitute any waffling on US commitments? North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Jens Stoltenberg said early Thursday the alliance would formally endorse ... Read More »

Who Is Chelsea Manning, What Did She Release To WikiLeaks?

Her unprecedented 35-year sentence was commuted by former President Barack Obama in January after seven long years - just three days before he left office. If the appeal is denied, she could be dishonourably discharged from the army, USA media say . The New York Times reported earlier this year that Manning was eventually permitted to wear female prison undergarments , receive speech therapy to feminize her tone and begin cross-sex hormone therapy. Read More »