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Manchester bomber was known to security services

Manchester bomber was known to security services

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Salman Abedi , who killed 22 people and wounded dozens at an Ariana Grande concert Monday night in Manchester , had been known to security forces "up to a point". Br...

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Malaysia to tighten borders after Duterte announces martial law

Between that botched operation and Duterte's speech, Abu Sayyaf militants and their allies in the Maute Group raised the black flags of ISIS above some public buildings, burned some other buildings ...

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Taiwan set to become first Asian country to legalise gay marriage

Back in 2013, Taiwan's Interior Ministry surprised many when it decided "not to revoke a marriage between two trans women", as Gay Star News reported . In 2015, at Taipei's gay pride parade, s...

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USA leaks on Manchester terror probe 'irritating,' UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd

USA leaks on Manchester terror probe 'irritating,' UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd

Fans of Justin Bieber, who has many young fans like Grande, have pleaded with the singer to cancel his upcoming United Kingdom tour dates . "As it stands, six men and one woman have been arr...

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Ex-CIA chief worried about Russia contacts

The information was considered to be credible enough by intelligence officials that it was passed along to the FBI, which then opened up an ongoing counterintelligence investigation. Both of those m...

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Seoul says N. Korean object that drew fire was likely balloon

Seoul says N. Korean object that drew fire was likely balloon

North Korea has defied all calls to rein in its nuclear and missile programs, even from China , its lone major ally, saying the weapons are needed for legitimate self-defense. It called the missil...

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China installs rocket launchers on disputed South China Sea island

China installs rocket launchers on disputed South China Sea island

China and ASEAN countries on Thursday approved a draft framework of the South China Sea Code of Conduct, marking a milestone in peacefully resolving the South China Sea issue. The statement also sai...

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U.S. envoy proposes Netanyahu, Abbas meet in July

U.S. envoy proposes Netanyahu, Abbas meet in July

The US has promised to increase military aid to Israel to help maintain the country's military edge in the region as it faces mounting threats from its neighbors, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu s...

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NATO leaders meet under intense Trump pressure on spending

NATO leaders meet under intense Trump pressure on spending

The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security. "I respect the fact he has reviewed the Paris agreement". European leaders have been urging Trump not to abandon the ...

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Iran accuses U.S. of spreading 'Iranophobia' selling arms to 'dangerous terrorists'

Meanwhile, Rouhani described Trump's summit with Arab leaders on Sunday as "just a show with no practical or political value of any kind". The president added that "the issue of terrorism can not ...

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Rouhani vows to continue ballistic missile program

Rouhani vows to continue ballistic missile program

The nuclear agreement has been controversial in both the USA and Iran , and it emerged as a top campaign issue in Iran's election. The sanctions relief has had a positive impact on the economy with o...

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Trump blasts NATO allies for not paying fair share

Trump blasts NATO allies for not paying fair share

Mr. Trump then urged nations to pay their share for defense, and not putting the burden on taxpayers of the United States. Trump's remarkable public scolding of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ca...

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Fight for Philippine city of Marawi rages on

Most of Marawi's 200,000 residents had already fled the city, which is about 800 kilometres south of Manila . "While we value the need for transparency and the people's right to information, rele...

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British investigators reportedly no longer sharing Manchester bombing intel with U.S.

British investigators reportedly no longer sharing Manchester bombing intel with U.S.

But shortly after the interior minister complained, The New York Times newspaper again scooped British authorities and other media by publishing photographs from the scene of remnants of the bomb....

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Trump orders probe into leaks related to Manchester bombing

Trump orders probe into leaks related to Manchester bombing

The US government has come under scrutiny over its handling of foreign intelligence in recent days following reports that Trump shared top secret information originating from Israel during a White Hou...

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Russian Federation investigators get permanent, indefinite appropriations from Treasury for probe

Russian Federation investigators get permanent, indefinite appropriations from Treasury for probe

A new report says USA intelligence services obtained information during the 2016 presidential election that showed senior Russian officials discussing how to influence Donald Trump through his campa...

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Questions About Russia Chase Trump During Israel Visit

Questions About Russia Chase Trump During Israel Visit

The White House said Trump was being updated on the attacks in Manchester, England, by his national security team. Much that was memorable was said and done by Trump in both Saudi Arabia and Israe...

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French Minister: Manchester Attack Suspect Had 'Proven' ISIS Links

French Minister: Manchester Attack Suspect Had 'Proven' ISIS Links

A French minister said he may have been radicalised in Syria. He confirmed that his other son, Ismail, had been arrested Tuesday around Manchester by British authorities in the concert attack pr...

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Three policemen killed in Jakarta twin blasts

Three policemen killed in Jakarta twin blasts

Indonesia, which holds one of world's largest Muslim populations, has been wary of a resurgence in radical Islamism as ISIS has renewed its efforts to recruit militants from the country. Security was ...

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US-Middle East relations — NRT Focus

US-Middle East relations — NRT Focus

While the Iranian press is strictly limited and closely monitored, discussions over social media take place relatively free from those limits. And for those in the west looking for an Iranian version ...

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Back to drawing board for Trump team — Federal Bureau of Investigation director search

Back to drawing board for Trump team — Federal Bureau of Investigation director search

Trump fired Comey May 9 amid questions about the FBI's investigation. Now, it appears that Comey wasn't the only intelligence official President Trump asked to stop probing his closest allies. And 5...

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Several fatalities at UK Ariana Grande concert after explosion

Police carried out another arrest that evening in Wigan, in western Manchester, where police say they apprehended a "man carrying a package which we are now assessing". The newspaper quoted a friend a...

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Based Cars.com to stop advertising on Fox News' 'Hannity'

Based Cars.com to stop advertising on Fox News' 'Hannity'

Though officials at Fox say that Hannity's vacation is truly that - a vacation - dropping Fox ratings and more public embarrassment has some wondering if Hannity may be going the way of O'Reilly...

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Saudi Arabia has made 'encouraging' progress in empowering women, says Ivanka Trump

Saudi Arabia has made 'encouraging' progress in empowering women, says Ivanka Trump

Yet she made her mark immediately in Saudi Arabia, descending Air Force One in a flowing black pantsuit and golden belt that was hailed by the local press as "classy and conservative", even though b...

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UK police stop sharing information on Manchester attack with US after leaks

A source at Whitehall said not only will the release of this information upset the families of the victims but there is a risk it will compromise the investigation. counterparts". British Prime ...

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Greg Gianforte keeps low profile, Montana votes

Greg Gianforte keeps low profile, Montana votes

In a rally on Monday, right after what was arguably Trump's worst week in office, Quist reportedly did not even mention the president's name focusing instead on issues he felt affected Montana voters ...

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White House, DOJ miss Senate deadline to provide James Comey memos, records

White House, DOJ miss Senate deadline to provide James Comey memos, records

Only twice in history have presidents been impeached by the House of Representatives; in neither instance did the Senate vote to remove the president from office. That's why a key goal for the outside...

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Trump pledges to 'get to the bottom' of Manchester bomb leaks

His remarks come after USA media published photos from the scene of Monday night's explosion, which killed 22 people and injured 116. The British decision to halt sharing information with counterp...

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Expectations low for Trump's Bethlehem visit

Expectations low for Trump's Bethlehem visit

I will call them from now on losers. But while Trump spoke in generalities about the goal, Abbas laid out the specifics of Palestinian demands - which all have been supported by the Arabs and re...

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Trump slams NATO allies on defense spending

Trump's remarks - paired with his conspicuous decision not to reiterate U.S. commitment to NATO's mutual defense provision, Article 5 - are likely to unsettle allies who had hoped to hear Trump assu...

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