Author: 0 United Kingdom security increased as Manchester attacker may not have acted alone

At least 19 people were killed in a blast at a concert in the English city of Manchester on Monday where singer Ariana Grande had been performing and two USA officials said a suicide bomber was suspected in the explosion . Soldiers were seen at the Houses of Parliament, Prime Minister Theresa May's Downing Street residence and at London police headquarters at New Scotland Yard.

Author: 0 Ways People Welcomed President Trump To Belgium

They are stylistic opposites, one a bombastic tycoon-turned-president, the other a famously modest pope. "I think he does to every world leader". Trump and Pope Francis clashed previous year during the presidential campaign, when the latter said, without naming Trump specifically, that it wasn't Christian to build walls.

Author: 0 Two blasts at transport terminal in Indonesian capital, casualties

The blasts were said to have occurred in a parking lot next to a Transjakarta bus terminal in Kampung Melayu district, causing extensive damage. On Wednesday night, heavily armed police cordoned off the area around the bus station with tape to hold back hundreds of onlookers while bomb disposal officers with protective suits examined the area.

Author: 0 Asian nations seek clarity on U.S. trade policy

But a revised TPP wouldn't be as simple as taking the USA out of the existing deal: each of the 11 remaining countries will have to re-evaluate its own trade needs absent of American involvement. "The gains from the TPP are definitely worth holding onto if we can". China, putting itself forward as a global free trade champion in light of the United States shift, is pushing a free trade agreement to encompass the vast majority of Asian economies.

Author: 0 Rouhani looks set to secure second term in Iran

Tens of thousands of supporters of President Hassan Rouhani have poured into the streets of Tehran as night falls to celebrate the incumbent's re-election. The Saudis are Iran's biggest rivals, blaming Tehran for fomenting unrest and war in Syria , Iraq and Yemen, and are vehemently opposed to the nuclear deal .

Author: 0 Trump wants to sell USA oil reserves & drill in Alaska

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will meet in Vienna on Thursday to consider whether to extend curbs agreed in December past year between OPEC and 11 non-member countries, including Russian Federation. Whereas, the option about deepening the cuts was discussed after OPEC meeting that was about to held in Vienna on May 25. Norway's oil ministry said later on Tuesday it had no plan to join cuts but had a good dialogue with OPEC .

World Julian Assange: Sweden drops rape investigation
Author: 0 Julian Assange: Sweden drops rape investigation

Assange, 45, has been holed up in the embassy for nearly five years. In doing so, he has escaped all attempts by the Swedish and British authorities to execute the decision to surrender him to Sweden in accordance with the EU rules concerning the European Arrest Warrant.

World Israel arrests 2 after deadly West Bank clash
Author: 0 Israel arrests 2 after deadly West Bank clash

On Thursday, the armed wings of seven Palestinian factions, including Hamas movement, which rules the Gaza Strip, called for a day of confrontation with Israel in support of Palestinian prisoners who have been going on a hunger strike in Israeli jails for 33 days.

World Ireland may soon have its first gay Prime Minister
Author: 0 Ireland may soon have its first gay Prime Minister

Leo Varadkar was the clear favourite to succeed Enda Kenny as Ireland's Prime Minister Saturday as nominations closed for the leadership of the governing centre-right Fine Gael party. Mr Coveney was asked by reporters if he knew which way Mr Breen and Mr Carey would vote and his response was awkward. "I am also proposing that we consider a major change in how Ireland organises its national security services, as part of major reform of the gardai and the defence forces".

World USAF: Chinese intercept of US plane 'unprofessional'
Author: 0 USAF: Chinese intercept of US plane 'unprofessional'

Two Chinese fighter jets conducted an " unprofessional " intercept of a U.S. aircraft in worldwide airspace over the East China Sea on Wednesday, according to the U.S. While Phoenix was performing a regular mission in global airspace over the East China sea . In February, a USA aircraft carrier started what Washington described as "routine operations" in the South China Sea , with a fleet of supporting warships.

World German, French leaders vow to rebuild EU
Author: 0 German, French leaders vow to rebuild EU

A pro-European, German-speaking rightist, Le Maire came second to ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy for the leadership of The Republicans party in 2014 and finished fifth in the right-wing presidential primaries previous year. And Merkel hailed Macron's win in France saying that he carried "the hopes of millions" in Europe. " Emmanuel Macron made the commitment during the campaign to immediately go and see troops engaged in the fight against terrorism", said a senior French diplomat.

World Paul Nuttall lacks the personal touch in the leaders' debate
Author: 0 Paul Nuttall lacks the personal touch in the leaders' debate

The spectre of Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn dominated the first televised leaders' debate yesterday, despite their refusal to take part . "I'm not Natalie , I'm Leanne", she said disapprovingly. It is not clear whether Mr Nuttall was confusing Ms Wood with Natalie Wood, the United States actress, or Natalie Bennett, the former leader of the Green Party.

Author: 0 Moon Seeks to Mend China Ties Over Thaad in Call With Xi

Despite Chinese anger at North Korea's repeated nuclear and missile tests, China remains the isolated state's most important economic and diplomatic backer, even as Beijing has signed up for tough United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang .

World Japan cabinet approves bill allowing emperor's abdication
Author: 0 Japan cabinet approves bill allowing emperor's abdication

Japan's popular emperor, the 83-year-old Akihito, last summer asked the government to allow him to retire, an unprecedented step but one brought about, he said, by his inability to do the job to the fullest. When Naruhito, who has a daughter but no sons, ascends the throne, his younger brother Akishino will be next in line, followed by Hisahito, Akishino's 10-year-old son.

Author: 0 Germans head to polls in crucial state vote

After a blaze of publicity earlier this year, Schulz - who chose not to join the government when he returned to Germany in January - has struggled to maintain a high profile. Mr Schulz's comments indicate how Britain's departure from the European Union could become a hostage to fortune in domestic rows across the continent.

Author: 0 Comey claimed Trump asked him to SHUT DOWN Flynn probe

The newspaper cited a memo Comey wrote shortly after the conversation. "He is a good guy". A memo of that sort would be consistent with a practice Comey is known to have established earlier in his career of writing memos to document incidents that he found noteworthy or disturbing.

World Vegas man's death after neck grab by police spurs questions
Author: 0 Vegas man's death after neck grab by police spurs questions

Police said an officer then used a stun gun, which affected the man. LAS VEGAS (AP ) - The death of an unarmed man after police squeezed his neck during a struggle to subdue him outside a Las Vegas Strip casino raised questions Monday about the risks of the technique created to restrict the flow of blood to the brain.

World Syrian Kurdish forces to push on IS capital this summer
Author: 0 Syrian Kurdish forces to push on IS capital this summer

The US military command in the Middle East, Centcom, confirmed the "liberation" of Tabaqa. Coalition spokesman Col. John Dorrian said the capture of Tabqa is "yet another victory" for the Kurdish-led forces, the U.S.'s most effective partner on the ground in Syria fighting IS.

Author: 0 China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

The pursuit of the Belt and Road Initiative requires a peaceful and stable environment, ' said Xi. He didn't give any specific investment figures for new projects expected to be signed under the initiative. Putin, speaking at the opening of the event, told participants that protectionism is a threat to the global economy. New Delhi sees that as an endorsement of Pakistan's control.

Author: 0 Trump throws his hat into Mideast peace process ring

President Trump shakes hand with Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday. "Mr. President, it's about time for Israel to end its occupation of our people and of our land", Abbas said, referring to the Palestinian territories in the West Bank under Israeli control.

Author: 0 Trump has unscheduled meeting with Kissinger

He said former acting Attorney General Sally Yates also left him with the impression that it wasn't necessary to fire Flynn immediately, after he reportedly misled Vice President Mike Pence on his interactions with Russian representatives. And then there's the matter of the Russian news photographer in the Oval Office. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov joked on May 10 about President Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey on May 9 (video below).

World Naseemuddin Siddiqui's explosive allegation against Mayawati after expulsion
Author: 0 Naseemuddin Siddiqui's explosive allegation against Mayawati after expulsion

Alleging that Ms Mayawati and her brother Anand had asked him for Rs. 50 crore, Mt Siddiqui said, "I asked from where I would get this amount, to which, she asked me to sell my property". "If he can record party president's call and tamper it as per convenience then how can he be expected to fulfill responsibilities", she said. The party's General Secretary Satish Chandra Mishra, who is a Rajya Sabha MP, had also claimed that Siddiqui took bribes from people, ran illegal slaughterhouses and ...