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Trump's visit to Saudi a 'turning point': King Salman

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, speaking to reporters onboard Air Force One, said the US could provide clarifications to Israel about the disclosure but said "I don't know that there's anything to apologise for". The White House immediately denied the report, until Trump tweeted the next day that he had an "absolute right" to share information he deems fit as president. [Full Article...]

Most Americans don't believe key points of Trump's narrative on Comey

However, despite voters' opinions about the fairness of the press, 60 percent of all respondents, according to the Harvard-Harris Poll, believe Trump is treating the media unfairly. According to the survey, the president's job approval rating declined to 45 percent now from 49 percent in March. 45 percent of those surveyed think President Trump is doing a good job. [Full Article...]

White House puts 'Jerusalem, Israel' on website

White House puts 'Jerusalem, Israel' on website The two-day visit to Israel forms part of Mr Trump's first foreign trip as U.S. president. Trump-Abbas meeting in Washington. Speaking about the prospect of a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, Mr Trump said , "I've heard it's one of the toughest deals of all". [Full Article...]

'2 blasts at bus terminal in Indonesian capital, casualties'

Initially the explosion was considered as a blast but police later suspected it as a suicide bombing. Both police officers and civilians were among the wounded. While most recent attacks in Indonesia have been poorly organized, authorities believe about 400 Indonesians have joined Islamic State in Syria and could pose a more lethal threat if they come home. [Full Article...]

Chelsea Manning released after 7 years in military prison

She was acquitted of the most serious charge, aiding the enemy. She walked out of prison still on active duty with the U.S. military, because soldiers serving out prison terms are still considered to be active duty, but most experts suspect she will be dishonorably discharged before the end of the week. [Full Article...]

Under US Republican bill, 23 million would lose health coverage: watchdog

The CBO's estimate also indicates that the Republican health care plan would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion oven ten years. Democrats also blasted the bill and said the CBO report proved it would be catastrophic for millions of people who would lose health insurance. [Full Article...]

Saudi king: Trump visit a 'turning point'

Saudi king: Trump visit a 'turning point' Back in 2015, Donald Trump took to his Twitter account to criticise the fact that Michelle Obama chose not to wear a headscarf while visiting the Middle East with her husband. Israel built the barrier a decade ago, saying it was a defense against Palestinian militants who carried out deadly attacks. Meanwhile, Palestinian activists are calling for a "Day of Rage" when Trump visits the We... [Full Article...]

Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp words

Rouhani, a cleric whose administration struck the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers, decisively won a second term in Friday's election. Following President Hassan Rouhani's reelection this weekend, most people believe that Iran's economy will be in a better position and the country open for worldwide business, reads a commentary published by UK-based media outlet The Global Le... [Full Article...]

Trump tells Pope Francis: 'I won't forget what you said'

Trump tells Pope Francis: 'I won't forget what you said' Without naming Trump by name, the Pope said in February 2016 that "a person who only thinks about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian ". "She asked what could be done at the level of government and legislation, and how it would be possible to block human trafficking, particularly regarding women", said Daniela Pompei, who is in charge of Sant'Egidi... [Full Article...]

Sixth arrest as Grande suspends world tour

Among the horror and with many questions to come, Toni Street says we must remember the majority of humankind is good. The suicide bomber who killed 22 people after an Ariana Grande concert in England probably was not a lone-wolf attacker, a senior British official said Wednesday as three more suspects were arrested. [Full Article...]

Brennan: Trump And Russia Raise 'Unresolved Questions'

Brennan: Trump And Russia Raise 'Unresolved Questions' Flynn, who served as Trump's national security adviser before being forced out after it was publicized he lied to others in the administration about conversations he had with Russia's ambassador to the USA, has claimed his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination to refuse to hand over any paperwork outlining his ties to Russian Federation to the Senate Intelligence Committee. [Full Article...]

Gusts of up to 70 km/h expected as windstorm batters BC

Gusts of up to 70 km/h expected as windstorm batters BC Strong winds hit Victoria Tuesday night, causing power outages and fallen trees. More than 210,000 customers across the Island, Sunshine Coast and Lower Mainland lost power and about 30,000 homes and businesses were still without power as of Wednesday morning. [Full Article...]

'Inseparable' Teenage Couple Confirmed Dead In Manchester Bombing

'Inseparable' Teenage Couple Confirmed Dead In Manchester Bombing The pair were described as "perfect in every way for each other" by their relatives in a joint family tribute released through police. We have offered our support to the families and are working closely with our school communities to do whatever we can to support them at this hard time. [Full Article...]

South Korea has fired into North Korea

South Korea has fired into North Korea The Security Council late Monday strongly condemned North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of United Nations sanctions banning ballistic missile tests and again vowed "to closely monitor the situation and take further significant measures including sanctions". [Full Article...]

White House says no evidence of Trump team collusion with Russians

White House says no evidence of Trump team collusion with Russians Shortly after the Times story broke, CNN reported that Sessions also failed to mention those meetings when he applied for security clearance. American spies collected information previous year on conversations that focused on Paul Manafort , then the Trump campaign chairman, and Michael Flynn , who later got a job in the White House as a national security adviser but was forced to step dow... [Full Article...]

City, Liverpool deny Arsenal Champions League slot on final day

As has been widely documented of late, Arsenal will compete in the Europa League next season, after a sub-par season at the Emirates left the Gunners with a fifth place finish in the Premier League . Asked why his personal situation had not been resolved, he replied: "I don't know". Klopp admits it was not the aim they had in mind from the outset but was satisfying nonetheless. [Full Article...]

Firing 'nut job' James Comey took off pressure, says Donald Trump

Firing 'nut job' James Comey took off pressure, says Donald Trump But Comey has declined to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which also extended him an invitation to testify, according to that committee's chairman and ranking member. "I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation", he said. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said he would not discuss information provided in classified briefings and said the House Oversight committee... [Full Article...]

Israeli intel officials shouted at United States counterparts after Trump disclosure

Donald Trump began his maiden global trip as USA president Friday, leaving the White House awash in a slew of controversies that has some politicians invoking comparisons to the Watergate scandal that brought down the presidency of Richard Nixon. [Full Article...]

Soldiers try to restore order in besieged Philippine city

Soldiers try to restore order in besieged Philippine city Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, and another church official said Wednesday that gunmen forced their way into a cathedral in Marawi city and seized the Rev. "We're confronting maybe 30 to 40 remaining from the local terrorist group", said Jo-Ar Herrera, a spokesman for the military's First Infantry Regiment. [Full Article...]

Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty

In addition, the AHCA penalty, which is based on a plan's premium, would likely have a greater impact on older people, whose premiums are relatively higher, and on those with lower incomes, says Sara Collins, a vice president at the Commonwealth Fund, who authored an analysis of the impact of the penalties. [Full Article...]


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