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Manchester attack: Who was the suspect Salman Abedi?

Today , U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, told media that the Manchester bomb utilized the same explosive as bombs used in the November 2015 Paris attacks and the March 2016 Brussels attacks. The family are believed to live between Manchester, where the children were born and grew up, and Libya. The decision to stop sharing police information with U... [Full Article...]

Philippines president jokes about rape in speech to soldiers

Their condition is unknown. Padilla said 11 soldiers, two policemen and 31 militants had been confirmed killed in the fighting, which has involved the military bombing buildings where the militants have been hiding. Lt. Gen. Carlito G. Galvez Jr., a military commander, said civilians are enduring "extreme deprivation" because government services are unavailable and shops are closed. [Full Article...]

At least one dead after two blasts at Jakarta bus terminal

At least one dead after two blasts at Jakarta bus terminal Some of the footage shows people panicking, screaming and running away from the terminal. In addition to the three killed police officers, the bombers died while five other police officers and five civilians were injured in the assault, which left body parts and glass strewn across the road outside the Kampung Melayu terminal in a working-class district. [Full Article...]

Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup

Antonio Conte fell short in his bid to emulate Italian countryman Carlo Ancelotti by leading Chelsea to a Premier League and FA Cup Double in his first season as manager. "For once I have kept my medal so that means it is a special night for me", he said. Wenger was full of admiration for the way his players took the fight to Chelsea , saying: "We had an outstanding performance from ... [Full Article...]

'We can use peace': Trump and Pope Francis meet

While Trump flashed a wide grin, the Pope offered only a modest smile - his demeanor, business-like. But after a half-hour meeting behind closed doors, Francis seemed to have cheered up considerably. Trump's campaign proposal to build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border drew a surprising condemnation from the popular and occasionally outspoken pope who, in February 2016, said such a proposal ru... [Full Article...]

Manchester bombing: 'Forgive me' - attacker's final call to mum

The 22-year-old, of Libyan origin, was born in the northwestern English city. Thousands of people observed a one-minute silence at 11 am (1000 GMT) in Manchester, London and other British cities on Thursday to remember the victims of the attack. [Full Article...]

Trump delays decision on Paris climate accord

Trump delays decision on Paris climate accord Lots of very important matters under discussion. Earlier on Thursday, more than 20 Republican senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, sent a letter to Trump asking him to leave the Paris Climate Agreement. Trump's lack of a decision after three days of contentious private debate and intense lobbying by other leaders came even as the six other G-7 nations reaffirmed their com... [Full Article...]

Amid anger at home, Pakistan moves ICJ over Jadhav

Amid anger at home, Pakistan moves ICJ over Jadhav The adviser said India's stance that Pakistan was defeated by the recent International Court of Justice (ICJ) verdict was inaccurate. "Pakistan was set to re-challenge the jurisdiction of the ICJ after it granted injunction on Thursday on an Indian plea to stay Jadhav's execution", Dunya News reported. [Full Article...]

Salvador Sobral Of Portugal Wins Eurovision Song Contest

Salvador Sobral Of Portugal Wins Eurovision Song Contest Viewers of participating broadcasters can vote for their favorite song but not for their own country. The official soundtrack with all 43 songs, including the banned Russian entry , was at No. "That said, there is safety in numbers or at least one would hope". Portugal's win means the 2018 " Eurovision Song Contest" will be held in Lisbon. [Full Article...]

Macron's first non-Europe trip focuses on fighting extremism

Macron also made clear his desire for greater action by the Malian government in implementing its 2015 peace deal, which has repeatedly faltered in the face of inaction and ongoing rivalries between the patchwork of armed groups operating in the north who signed the accord. [Full Article...]

Cher Pays Heartfelt Tribute to Ex-Husband Gregg Allman: 'Words Are Impossible'

Allman, who is credited with spawning the Southern rock movement, cancelled some of his 2016 tour dates after announcing in August that he was "under his doctor's care at the Mayo Clinic" due to "serious health issues". "I'm not going to get all cosmic on you". Allman struggled for years with heroin addiction and substance abuse and went into rehab several times before getting clean in the 1990s... [Full Article...]

Russian intelligence officials were 'recorded discussing influence over Donald Trump'

In early December, Kushner met in NY with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, and he later sent a deputy to meet with Kislyak again. "The information collected last summer was considered credible enough for intelligence agencies to pass to the FBI, which during that period opened a counterintelligence investigation that is continuing", according to the report. [Full Article...]

Conservative drops out of Iran election to back hard-liner

Mr Raisi, is now the head of the powerful Imam Reza shrine and charitable foundation in the holy city of Mashhad and, in addition to attracting support from traditional conservatives, is seen as the favoured candidate of the security establishment. [Full Article...]

Exxon CEO Woods urges Trump to back Paris climate accord

Exxon CEO Woods urges Trump to back Paris climate accord Part of the reason for the UK's prominent clean tech sector is thanks to the Climate Change Act, which gave business and investors the signs they needed to invest. Cohn had suggested on Thursday that Trump might consider such a move. "It's a world problem, and it will be solved at some point". "The public believe the science, see the climate changing in the United Kingdom with their own eyes, ... [Full Article...]

Garcia, Rahm in contention at Colonial

Garcia, Rahm in contention at Colonial Simpson, the 2012 US Open champion , dropped his only shot of the day on the eighth but birdies on the first, second, 10th and 11th saw him sign for a three-under 67. "There is so much thinking involved on every shot", Simpson said. "I only had one bogey each day and I played nicely coming down the fairway, which you got to do around here", Kisner said. [Full Article...]

Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

Isnilon Hapilon, a leader of the infamous Abu Sayyaf kidnapping-for-ransom gang who Daesh (the so-called IS) has appointed its Philippine chief, was believed to be among those fighting police and soldiers in Marawi city, regional military spokeswoman Captain Jo-Ann Petinglay said. [Full Article...]

James Comey's Father: Trump Was 'Scared to Death' of My Son

James Comey's Father: Trump Was 'Scared to Death' of My Son He was insane, a real nut job", Trump was quoted as saying. Later, however, Trump said that he had already made the decision to fire Comey before getting Sessions' and Rosenstein's input. Former FBI chief Robert Mueller was named special counsel last week to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Strikes Down Two Gerrymandered North Carolina Districts

North Carolina lawmakers drew the new borders after the 2010 Census provided an indicator towards racial considerations. That argument failed in federal court previous year, and a remedial map was adopted for the 2016 elections. However, the court's decision will send legislators back to the drawing board - a setback that could spell trouble for Republicans in the upcoming 2018 midterm e... [Full Article...]

Manchester terror attack: Police investigating 'network' over concert bombing

Manchester terror attack: Police investigating 'network' over concert bombing She added that the police were assessing the package the man was carrying. British police believe Abedi withdrew 250 British pounds ($430) from an ATM before he went shopping in the centre around 7:00pm (local time), according to Sky. Abedi's father and brother were also arrested by authorities in Libya . Abedi's father is alleged to be a former member of an Al-Qaeda-backed Libyan Islamic Fighte... [Full Article...]

Putin discusses Syria, economic ties with Iran's Rouhani

Putin discusses Syria, economic ties with Iran's Rouhani Russian Federation and China on Thursday agreed to deepen bilateral cooperation in various fields and enhance joint efforts in coping with concerned issues on the global agenda. "During the discussion of the Syrian crisis, they stressed the importance of soonest accord on practical aspects for implementation of the Memorandum on the de-escalation zones in the Syrian Arab Republic", the press servi... [Full Article...]


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