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Entertainers respond to Manchester explosion

Entertainers respond to Manchester explosion

Police were called to the scene at the Manchester Arena, on the edge of the city centre, at 2133 GMT. "This is clearly a very concerning time for everyone", Hopkins said. Manchester Fire and Res...

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If Israelis and Palestinians make peace it may spread across region

Trump said the time may be right for a peace deal, citing what he said was "a really good feeling toward Israel " at the American Arab Islamic Summit in Riyadh. Trump has said he wants to broker a d...

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Iran shrugs off Trump threats, missile tests to carry on

In a jibe at the billion-dollar deals signed between Trump and the Saudi government, he said: "You can't solve terrorism just by giving your people's money to a superpower". Saudi Arabia immediately...

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Contradictions Add Up During Trump's Saudi Visit

White House aides have also tried to play down expectations for significant progress on the peace process during Trump's stop, casting the visit as symbolic. "They worship death", Mr Trump said. Dr...

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President Michael D. Higgins issues a statement on the attack in Manchester

Shelby Wharton, 17, told the Standard she was "kind and loving" saying: "We were all praying for her to be found safely". "Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair". A GoFundMe pag...

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Saudi, UAE pledge $100mn to Ivanka Trump women's fund

In the past, he has criticised his predecessor, Barack Obama, and others for not employing these terms, considered offensive by many Muslims. "They have borne the brunt of the killings and the worst o...

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Higher taxes in Australia's 'better times' budget

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (right) and Treasurer Scott Morrison walking into the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra , Australia, earlier this week. Labor has tri...

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Trump in Bethlehem to meet Palestinian president

Trump in Bethlehem to meet Palestinian president

To get to Bethlehem, Trump's motorcade passed through an opening in Israel's towering separation barrier, a visual reminder of the complexities of the conflict in the region. In the wake of a string o...

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Second Statement Regarding Last Night's Attack At Manchester Arena

Second Statement Regarding Last Night's Attack At Manchester Arena

He continued: "People will therefore see armed police on patrol at transport hubs and crowded places". Chief Constable Phil Gormley said: "My thoughts and those of everyone at Police Scotland are wi...

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Marking difference with US, France urges dialogue with Iran

Marking difference with US, France urges dialogue with Iran

However, while Rouhani's greatest political achievement to date has perhaps been the 2015 agreement with six major powers, including the USA, to curbing Iran's nuclear program, the Iranian president i...

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Comey agrees to testify in open hearing before Senate Intelligence Committee

Comey agrees to testify in open hearing before Senate Intelligence Committee

Former FBI Director James Comey will be testifying publicly in Congress in what has become a highly anticipated appearance that could answer lots of questions about how much President Trump tried...

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French president names mix of faces to left-right government

French president names mix of faces to left-right government

Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, the outgoing Socialist Defence Minister and a close friend of former president Francois Hollande , was named foreign minister and minister for Europe. Le Drian, also a strong s...

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Palestinian stabs Israeli officer, is shot

Hosting US President Donald Trump on the first day of his official visit to the Jewish State, Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu cut an assured and buoyant figure. Before boarding the Marine One...

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Trump, Abbas affirm support to reach a peace deal with Israel

Meetings between Trump and Netanyahu concluded on Monday with Trump promising to help broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, but gave little indication of how he could revive negotiations that co...

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Korea should give boost to Pacific trade deal

On the sidelines of the APEC meeting, the 11 remaining countries of the TPP agreed to explore how they could move ahead with the deal without the United States, partly in the hope that Washington wo...

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How the Greens could wield power in a minority government

How the Greens could wield power in a minority government

The Liberal leader also injected a note of humility on the drop in Liberal seats. Well after speaking last night with Andrew Weaver, Horgan says they found common ground on childcare, housing and ta...

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Trump close to picking outside counsel for Russian Federation probe

The officials, DNI Dan Coats and Adm. Mike Rogers, were sufficiently concerned about the requests that one of them wrote a memo about it, the former official told NBC News. Everyone wants to hea...

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Malaysia wants South China Sea CoC to be finalised soon

China and the members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) had been hoping to agree on the framework this year, 15 years after committing to draft it. "The Philippines can also ask ...

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UN Security Council Scrambles to Address Latest N. Korean Missile Launch

UN Security Council Scrambles to Address Latest N. Korean Missile Launch

North Korea's missile launch on Sunday was its second test in the space of a week. The council statement said North Korea's "illegal ballistic missile activities are significantly contributing ...

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Bahrain police raid Shiite cleric's town, 1 dead

Bahrain police raid Shiite cleric's town, 1 dead

Qassim is considered the spiritual leader of Bahrain's majority Shiite community. Bahrain has been shaken by unrest since security forces crushed Shia-led protests demanding a constitutional monar...

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Israel police: Palestinian assailant stabs Israeli officer

Trump said of those responsible for the bombing: "I won't call them monsters". Trump also called out terrorist groups in the Middle East who oppose Israel , as well as Iran. "So many young, attract...

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Trump Journeys To 'Palestine' For Talks With Mahmoud Abbas

Trump declared that he would not call the attackers "monsters", a term he believes they would prefer, instead choosing "losers", a longtime favorite Trump insult and one he has directed at comedian Ro...

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AG Jeff Sessions' sentencing memo could hurt the wrongfully convicted

AG Jeff Sessions' sentencing memo could hurt the wrongfully convicted

In its place, Sessions told his more than 5,000 assistant U.S. attorneys to charge defendants with the most serious crimes, carrying the toughest penalties. Too many lives were unjustly ruined under...

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Manchester bombing: Holly Willoughby breaks silence on Ariana Grande concert horror

Manchester bombing: Holly Willoughby breaks silence on Ariana Grande concert horror

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday that police and security staff believe that they know the identity of the attacker who detonated an explosive Monday night at the Manchester Arena i...

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Iran fuelling 'fires of sectarian conflict and terror'

Iran fuelling 'fires of sectarian conflict and terror'

Drive them out of your places of worship". Trump also urged Islamic leaders to take a stand against violence in the name of religion, describing the struggle against extremism as a "battle between g...

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Manchester explosion: Here's what we know about the victims

Manchester explosion: Here's what we know about the victims

Officials say children are among the victims. In the USA, the State Department said it was monitoring these events closely and would make services available for any Americans killed or injured. The ...

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Solemn duty to remember Holocaust victims, says Donald Trump on memorial visit

Solemn duty to remember Holocaust victims, says Donald Trump on memorial visit

Trump referred to the genocide as "history's darkest hour", and said "millions of handsome lives" were taken. True to form, Trump's note was blunt and appeared a bit rushed. "Millions of wonderful and...

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Comey accepts Senate Intel Committee invitation to testify

With that revelation, the Deputy AG, Rod Rosenstein announced that he had appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel to oversee the previously confirmed FBI inv...

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Trump Meets With Palestinian Leader Abbas in Bethlehem

Intelligence cooperation between Israel and USA 'is terrific, ' says Netanyahu. Trump has vowed to do whatever is necessary to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians , but has given littl...

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Trump meeting with Abbas in the West Bank

Trump meeting with Abbas in the West Bank

But as Trump arrived in Jerusalem after meetings in Saudi Arabia , he indicated that he and those Arab states see an agreement with the Palestinians as integral to that new regional alignment. In h...

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Unlikely Figures Praising President Trump's Israel, Middle East Trip

Unlikely Figures Praising President Trump's Israel, Middle East Trip

But even in that piece there is no allegation that Trump mentioned the word " Israel " in his Oval Office meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak ....

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White House puts 'Jerusalem, Israel' on website

White House puts 'Jerusalem, Israel' on website

It can't be known if information was given that could help Russian intelligence agencies contextualize their own information to find the source. A screen on the official White House website previe...

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Oil could hit $60 if OPEC cuts are extended, analyst claims

Kuwait's oil minister said on Tuesday that global oil producers would discuss at their meeting this week whether to extend output cuts for six months or nine months, because not all were on board for ...

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Trump asked DNI, NSA to deny evidence of Russia collusion, per reports

Mueller had been briefed on memos Comey had written about his interactions with Trump, including his recollection of Trump asking for the FBI to end its investigation into former national security a...

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Chaffetz resigning from Congress as of June 30

The 50-year-old Republican announced last month he would not seek a sixth term in 2018, surprising many in Congress and even his inner circle. Chaffetz has been the chairman of the House Oversig...

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