US beats Kiwis on opening day of America's Cup qualifiers

There were protestations of "no way" and "completely rubbish" on the Swedish catamaran, which is crewed mostly by Australians. BAR chief executive Martin Whitmarsh opened up to Britain's Telegraph on the full extent of the damage sustained to the boat, admitting they "very, very almost sank" after the hull lifted right out of the water and slammed into Japan's starboard hull during the pre-sta... [Full Article...]

Cooperation, terror to figure on Modi's Europe tour (Curtain raiser)

You too kindly spread the message of yoga and connect people with it", he said. Germany is the only country with which India has such an arrangement. G.V. Srinivas, Joint Secretary (Eurasia) in the Ministry of External Affairs , said Modi's participation in SPIEF signals that there will be emphasis on trade and investment during the Russian leg of the tour. [Full Article...]

Senator calls for ejection of Turkish ambassador

Senator calls for ejection of Turkish ambassador The fight ultimately left 12 people injured and led to two arrests. The incident, which took place the same day Erdogan met with President Trump at the White House, is said to have stained the diplomatic visit of the Turkish President who received assurance from Washington that the United States position on Kurdish issue will not cloud relations between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisa... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester

Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester The tour will restart June 7 in Paris. The singer shared she will be returning to Manchester for a benefit concert to help the victims and their loved ones. She encouraged her fans to not "operate in fear". "We won't let hate win". Grande did not offer an update on when she meant to resume her Dangerous Woman Tour, which was suspended in wake of the attack. [Full Article...]

Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

Laisa Alamia, executive secretary of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said that 90 percent of the city's total population of 200,000 has been evacuated and there are still more than 1,000 residents inside the city. "I will hire you as soldiers - same pay, same privileges, and I will build houses for you in some areas", Duterte said, according to a video of his speech made availabl... [Full Article...]

House intel Dem would review Kushner's clearance

In a string of early morning tweets, of which some were deleted and reposted for spelling errors, Trump said it was his opinion that "many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media". He added that it is "very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers". Michael Flynn, who was Trump's national security advis... [Full Article...]

Kushner sought secret communications with Russia

Trump tweets that "it is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies" from what he calls the "FakeNews media". Lawyers for Kushner said he was willing to talk with federal and congressional investigators about his foreign contacts and his work on the Trump campaign. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande announces benefit concert for Manchester victims

In attacking the concert, the bomber targeted an audience full of teenagers and 'tweens - Grande fans who call themselves "Arianators". A total of 11 people have been arrested in the United Kingdom, including Abedi's 24-year-old brother Ismail, but two were later released. [Full Article...]

Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports

Less than 12 hours after returning home from his foreign trip, President Trump was back to tweeting Sunday morning with a renewed attack on the news media. For his part, Trump has repeatedly been an anonymous source in his life as a politician and as a businessman, and is also familiar with creating fake personalities in dealings with the press. [Full Article...]

Trump 'didn't cite Israel' as source of Isis intelligence

Trump 'didn't cite Israel' as source of Isis intelligence Also of concern to Israelis is Trump's refusal to take on, at least in his public statements, the issue of Palestinian payments to families of terrorists. Nevertheless, Trump managed to do plenty of things during his visit. Allowing them to do so could have led to accusations that Washington was implicitly recognising Israel's unilateral claim of sovereignty over the site, which would break wi... [Full Article...]

Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, also declined to talk about Kushner and said he had no knowledge of any effort to set up a line of communications to the Russians. You've got the ambassador to Russian Federation reporting back, on an open channel, "Hey, Jared Kushner's gonna move into the embassy". Federal investigators and several congressional committees are looking into Rus... [Full Article...]

USA official considers laptop ban on all global flights

USA official considers laptop ban on all global flights Kelly also said the United States is going to "raise the bar" for aviation security much higher than it is now. "The very, very good news is that we are working incredibly close with friends and partners around the world", Kelly said. "We'll make the right decision - I can guarantee". He added: "There's a real threat - numerous threats against aviation ". In late March, the U.S. [Full Article...]

Iraqi Forces Say Final Assault On Mosul Has Started

O'Brien, adding that in the context of Mosul , where ISIL fighters are known to be using human shields in densely-populated neighbourhoods, parties to the conflict must take all feasible precautions to protect civilian lives. According to O'Brien, Jihadists force civilians to remain locked in their homes, a measure aimed at using them as human shields in view of the air bombing by the Iraqi army ... [Full Article...]

Iran's Rouhani Criticizes Trump, Recent Saudi Summit

Iran's Rouhani Criticizes Trump, Recent Saudi Summit Corker says "it is astounding what Iran continues to do around the world ". "Most importantly, the United States and Israel can declare with one voice that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon - never ever - and must cease its deadly funding, training, and equipping of terrorists and militias", he said , speaking at Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's residence. [Full Article...]

UK police make 7th arrest in Manchester terror probe

Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins has said leaks of the probe to the U.S. media - including forensic images of the bomb site first published by The New York Times - also had been hurtful to the victims' families, Reuters reported . [Full Article...]

Philippines official: Terror suspect still in besieged city

Teachers who were trapped in the siege by Muslim militants of Marawi city wait for their transport back to their hometowns in southern Philippines Thursday, May 25, 2017. An enraged Duterte, who was in Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, declared martial law shortly after the fighting erupted and cut short his trip to fly home and deal with the crisis. [Full Article...]

'What are you feeding him?': Pope takes jibe at Trump

'What are you feeding him?': Pope takes jibe at Trump Trump, midway through a grueling nine-day, maiden global journey, called upon the pontiff in a private, 30-minute meeting laden with religious symbolism and ancient protocol. The White House said that the Vatican was very strict about the number of people allowed in the meeting, but the source added that it should definitely be seen as a "slight" from the president. [Full Article...]

Ex-President Rallies Support for Re-Election of President Rouhani

In announcing his decision, Qalibaf asked his supporters "to contribute their full capacity and support for the success of my brother, Ebrahim Raisi". It's "definitely more hard for Rouhani now". Non-nuclear sanctions on Iran include the U.S. primary sanctions that were devised following the 1979 hostage crisis and now grapple the country's banking ties with other countries. [Full Article...]

USA military acknowledges over 100 civilians died in Mosul strike in March

Brig. Gen. Matthew Isler told reporters 101 civilians were killed in the targeted building, as well as four other victims in a neighboring structure, when a US -fired GBU-38 set off at least 1,000 pounds of TNT-equivalent explosives covertly placed at the rear of the building's second floor by Daesh. [Full Article...]

Egypt's Sisi rejects Bashir accusations, says not conspiring against Sudan

Egypt's Sisi rejects Bashir accusations, says not conspiring against Sudan In a joint press conference at the Ettihadiya Presidential Palace with Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stressed that Egypt is not conspiring against Sudan or any other country, pointing out that Egypt's policies are consistent and abide by not interfering in the affairs of others. [Full Article...]

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