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Armed police patrol British trains for first time due to Manchester attack

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:16
LONDON (Reuters) - Armed police will patrol trains across Britain from Thursday for the first time, British Transport Police said, after the terror threat level was raised to critical following a suicide bombing in Manchester on Monday.

The Latest: Armed officers deployed to trains across UK

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:16
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local): 2017-05-25T07:12:00-04:00 2017-05-25T11:12:26-04:00
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UN chief: Health care attacked in over 20 conflict countries

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:10
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says attacks on hospitals, doctors, ambulances, the wounded and sick took place in at least 20 conflict-affected countries last year.

At NATO headquarters, Trump lectures member countries on need to pay fair share for defense

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:10
At NATO headquarters, Trump lectures member countries on need to pay fair share for defense.

Italian court OKs class action lawsuit against Volkswagen

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:10
An Italian court has opened the way for a class action lawsuit against automaker Volkswagen over its emissions scandal.

UK police find 'significant' evidence; May slams US on leaks

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:08
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Home searches across Manchester and beyond have uncovered important items in a fast-moving investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester's police chief said Thursday as a diplomatic spat escalated over U.S. leaks about the investigation to the media. 2017-05-25T07:00:00-04:00 2017-05-25T11:00:26-04:00
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Gaza's Hamas rulers put to death 3 accused of killing member

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:08
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas said Thursday it put to death three men it had accused of killing a senior member of the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza in March. 2017-05-25T06:59:00-04:00 2017-05-25T10:59:44-04:00
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Manchester attack: Trump on 'depths of evil'

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:06
US President Donald Trump pays tribute to the "beautiful lives" lost in Monday's bomb attack.

Trump, at NATO, vows unwavering fight against terrorism

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:04
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told fellow NATO leaders on Thursday that the United States would never stop fighting terrorism, calling the Manchester attacks "savage" and "barbaric".

Russia to shell out $1.7 bln for Belkomur rail project in 2023-2034

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:01
The Belkomur project is a new railway route, which will connect industrially developed regions in Siberia and the Urals with ports in Russia’s North and North-West

Statement from President Donald J. Trump

THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:55

The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling. These leaks have been going on for a long time and my Administration will get to the bottom of this. The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security.

I am asking the Department of Justice and other relevant agencies to launch a complete review of this matter, and if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.   

There is no relationship we cherish more than the Special Relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

Trump: Administration will “get to the bottom” of leaks problem; orders review and possible prosecution

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:54
Trump: Administration will “get to the bottom” of leaks problem; orders review and possible prosecution.

Egypt officials say Sinai militants kill 4 security forces

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:54
Egyptian security officials say separate attacks in restive northern Sinai peninsula where Islamic militants are active have left four security personnel dead.

Earthquake strikes Philippines, agency says major damage unlikely

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:53
MANILA (Reuters) - An earthquake was felt in the Philippine capital Manila on Thursday, Reuters witnesses and the country's seismology agency said.

Gaza's Hamas rulers put to death 3 accused of killing member

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:50
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas says it has put to death three men accused of killing a senior member of the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza in March. 2017-05-25T06:37:00-04:00 2017-05-25T10:37:03-04:00
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Deputy prime minister says Russia capable of ensuring its security, protecting allies

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:44
"We have always stood for our brothers and we will continue to do that, particularly at the present time," Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said

Brazil protests: Temer revokes decree deploying troops in Brasilia

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:42
Soldiers had been ordered on to the streets of Brasilia as anti-government protests worsened.

Russia to build first helicopter carrier by 2022

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:41
Russia’s United Ship-Building Corporation earlier said the domestic shipyards could create the analog of Mistral ships

The Latest: Brazil president withdraws troops after clashes

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:34
The Latest on Brazil’s political crisis (all times local):

Trump handshake showdown: France’s Macron just won’t let go

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:34
U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron.

The Latest: Obama, Merkel condemn Manchester attack in video

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:34
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local): 2017-05-25T06:22:00-04:00 2017-05-25T10:22:23-04:00
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Israel to reduce Gaza electricity citing Palestinian spat

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:22
Israel says it will reduce the electricity supply to Gaza after officials in the Palestinian government in the West Bank said payments would be scaled back.

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:20
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron. 2017-05-25T06:07:00-04:00 2017-05-25T10:07:00-04:00
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Diplomat says by cancelling visit to Moscow British foreign secretary damaged himself

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:16
Boris Johnson was scheduled to visit Russia on April 10 but a few days before the visit, it was announced that the foreign secretary had decided to cancel it

OPEC extends agreement on oil production cut

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:16
OPEC countries agree to extend oil production cut deal for 9 months

Russia, China sign memorandum on cooperation in Antarctica

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:15
Russia and China intend to pool efforts in conducting some kinds of research and logistic operations in the region

The Latest: British leader: Intelligence must remain secure

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:14
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local): 2017-05-25T06:03:00-04:00 2017-05-25T10:03:10-04:00
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Russian diplomat calls Kerry’s advice to learn Russian ‘strange’

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:11
"All this is strange: the Democrats had two terms, both to learn the language and improve ties. Neither thing was done," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said

Manchester attack: Top US diplomat condemns media leaks

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:10
The most senior US diplomat in the UK says media leaks are "reprehensible" and they will be stopped.

Brazilian doctors use fish skin to treat burn victims

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:10
FORTALEZA, Brazil (Reuters) - Researchers in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for severe burns using the skin of tilapia fish, an unorthodox procedure they say can ease the pain of victims and cut medical costs.

Queen visits Manchester bombing casualties

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:08
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth met some of the young victims of the Manchester bombing in hospital on Thursday as well as doctors, nurses and members of the emergency services who responded to the attack that killed 22 and injured more than 100.

Brazil government revokes decree deploying troops in Brasilia

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:01
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government revoked on Thursday a presidential decree that deployed army soldiers in the Brazilian capital to contain protests against President Michel Temer and his austerity measures.

EU raises human rights in talks with Turkey's Erdogan: Tusk

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:58
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met senior European Union officials on Thursday for talks that included Turkey's human rights record following sharp disagreements between Ankara and Brussels on a range of issues.

'Forget what you remember and remember what you forgot': A different view of Vietnam

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:58
Photographer Kevin German's decade-long document of Vietnam

First Lady Melania Trump and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Participate in Forum to Protect Children from Online Exploitation

THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:57

Upon arrival in Brussels, Queen Mathilde of Belgium and First Lady Melania Trump listened to a presentation about Child Focus, a center for missing and sexually exploited children founded in Brussels.

“I learned quite a lot while listening to the presentation by the exceptional staff at Child Focus,” First Lady Melania Trump said. “It is so important that we talk to children about their online activities, to let them know that computers are useful tools but can be used by people who want to harm them.”

After the presentation, the Queen, the First Lady, and their delegations discussed how best to educate children about online behaviors and avoiding online predators.

Russian State Duma committee upholds Nebenzya’s appointment as UN permanent representative

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:56
The position has remained vacant since February, when Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin died while performing his duties

Last Japanese troops leave U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:54
JUBA (Reuters) - The last Japanese troops withdrew from a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan on Thursday, marking the end of a controversial push by the Japanese prime minister to expand his military's overseas role.

The Latest: Romanian police detain 7 migrants near Hungary

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:44
The Latest on Europe’s migrant crisis (all times local):

Iraqi forces release videos countering claims of abuse

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:44
An Iraqi commander says allegations that an elite interior ministry unit fighting the Islamic State group in Mosul abused civilian detainees are “incorrect.”

Victims of the bombing: Parents, children, policewoman

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:44
The bombing at a Manchester concert on Monday night claimed the lives of 22 people, many of them teenagers and their parents. Here what’s known about them so far:

Putin calls talks with Chinese foreign minister important step ahead of Xi Jinping’s visit

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:43
On Friday the Russian and Chinese foreign ministers will have a busy schedule, according to Vladimir Putin

Housing Secretary Ben Carson calls poverty a 'state of mind'

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:42
The outspoken housing secretary's linking of poverty to a "defeatist attitude" provokes outrage.

Russian diplomat says West continues to ‘turn a blind eye’ to chemical incidents in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:35
The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says "our colleagues continue to stick to double standards on the issues of the struggle against terrorism in Syria and Iraq"

Hungary sees no reason to change law affecting Soros school

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:30
Hungary’s government says it sees no reason to alter its recently amended education law which could force a university founded by billionaire George Soros to leave the country.

Official: At least 13 soldiers killed in southern Kandahar

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:30
An Afghan official says at least 13 soldiers have been killed and eight others wounded in fighting with Taliban insurgents.

Trump praises Macron's 'great job' to win French election

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:25
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated French leader Emmanuel Macron on Thursday for doing a "great job" to win this month's election while Macron said the two men would be able to change many things together.

Manchester police find valuable items; stop sharing with US

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:22
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Home searches across Manchester have uncovered important items for the investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester's police chief announced Thursday. A British official said Manchester police have decided not to share further information on the probe with the United States due to leaks blamed on U.S. officials. 2017-05-25T05:07:00-04:00 2017-05-25T09:07:21-04:00
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The Latest: New York Times defends Manchester attack story

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:22
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local): 2017-05-25T05:09:00-04:00 2017-05-25T09:09:34-04:00
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Diplomat accuses CNN of deliberate smear campaign against Russia's ambassador to US

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:19
Maria Zakharova stressed that the CNN’s actions were aimed at "discrediting the activity of the chief of Russia’s diplomatic mission"

Bahrain court sentences 17 men on terrorism charges

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:18
DUBAI (Reuters) - A Bahrain court sentenced 17 men to jail terms ranging from several years to life imprisonment on charges of forming a terrorist cell, the public prosecutor said on Thursday, days after a police raid killed five demonstrators.

In Berlin, Obama speaks out against hiding behind walls

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:15
BERLIN (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama told an audience in Berlin on Thursday that prosperous nations could not "hide behind a wall" to shield themselves from the turmoil and poverty afflicting other countries.

Russia’s UN ambassador to take job in summer

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:10
A top diplomat says a new Russian ambassador to the United Nations will take his post soon.

East Libyan forces claim control of disputed southern air base

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:00
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A brigade loyal to east Libyan forces said they had taken full control of an air base in southern Libya on Thursday following a long-standing dispute with a rival faction from the western city of Misrata.

France says Erdogan to look into case of French photographer

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:00
A senior French official says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will look into the case of a French photographer who was taken into custody in Turkey and started a hunger strike to protest his detention.

Police chief: Manchester searches turn up valuable info

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:54
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Home searches across Manchester have uncovered important items for the investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester's police chief announced Thursday. A British official said Manchester police have decided not to share further information on the probe with the United States due to leaks blamed on U.S. officials. 2017-05-25T04:37:00-04:00 2017-05-25T08:37:24-04:00
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Afghan star burns controversial dress

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:51
Singer burns skin-coloured outfit after criticism from religious figures.

Syrian army advances south toward rebel-held area

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:50
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army said it had retaken a swathe of territory from Islamic State in southern Syria on Thursday in a rapid advance near areas held by U.S.-backed Syrian rebels at the border with Jordan and Iraq.

The Latest: Canadian leader stresses intelligence-sharing

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:50
The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local):

UN envoy: Cyprus leaders still ‘far apart’ on peace summit

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:50
A United Nations envoy says the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus are still “far apart” on holding a final peace summit next month that would aim for an overall deal reunifying the island as a federation.

The Latest: Queen meets victims, calls UK bombing 'wicked'

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:44
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local): 2017-05-25T04:09:00-04:00 2017-05-25T08:09:31-04:00
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Russian diplomat warns about possible escalation of violence in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:42
A Russian diplomat says escalation of violence in northern Syria remains highly likely amid Ankara’s statements on plans to launch a large-scale operation against the Syrian Democratic Forces

Four members of Egypt's security forces killed in Sinai attacks

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:41
ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Three soldiers were killed in a bombing of an armored vehicle by Islamist militants in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, security and medical sources said on Thursday.

OPEC welcomes its new member

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:40
A new member in the cartel will contribute an "insignificant change" to the distribution of quotas to reduce oil output

Slovakia prosecutor general wants to ban far-right party

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:40
Slovakia’s prosecutor general has asked the Supreme Court to ban a parliamentary far-right party.

Moscow's historic Soviet-era hotel Ukraina

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:39
60 years ago, one of seven iconic Moscow's skyscrapers designed in the Stalinist style, hotel Ukraina was opened

Vietnam-linked hackers likely targeting Philippine intel on South China Sea dispute: FireEye

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:38
MANILA (Reuters) - Hackers linked with the Vietnamese government are likely targeting Philippine government agencies to gather intelligence related to the maritime dispute in the South China Sea, cybersecurity company FireEye said on Thursday.

U.S., Coalition Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:36
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 34 strikes consisting of 78 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Readers of popular Malaysian news site favor ex-premier Mahathir for PM

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:34
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - More than two-thirds of readers of a liberal-leaning Malaysian news site have backed former premier Mahathir Mohamad to be prime minister, the portal said on Thursday.

Hungary reveals new ideas to increase birth numbers by 2030

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:20
Hungary’s prime minister says the government will reduce mortgages for families with three or more children and build or renovate many nurseries to help boost the country’s birth rate.

Barred by Russian TV, Navalny creates YouTube revolution

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:20
After repeated jailings, court convictions on dubious charges and an attack that damaged his eye, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is hard to unnerve. But every week his anxiety soars when he does a YouTube live broadcast.

Police chief: Manchester searches turn up valuable info

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:16
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Home searches across Manchester have uncovered important items for the investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester's police chief announced Thursday. A British official said Manchester police have decided not to share further information on the probe with the United States due to leaks blamed on U.S. officials. 2017-05-25T04:06:00-04:00 2017-05-25T08:06:06-04:00
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Face of Defense: Marine Corps Service Strengthens Brothers’ Bond

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:16
Marine Corps Pfc. Jason Gautreaux and his brother, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Mitch Gautreaux have supported each other since they were born. Their friendship was unbreakable, and they often played on the same sports teams through childhood. When the idea to join the Marine Corps came about, the pair made the commitment together.

In sickness, Greek islanders rely on volunteers - and God

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:12
THYMAINA, Greece (Reuters) - When locals on this Aegean island fall ill, first they turn to their medicine cabinet. Then they turn to God.

Russian diplomat to nominate deputy FM Nebenzya to position of UN ambassador

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:11
"Let us hope that the process completes as soon as possible," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said

Spanish navy rescues 282 migrants from 2 boats off Libya

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:10
Spain’s defense ministry says a navy frigate has rescued 282 migrants from two boats found adrift in waters off the Libyan coast.

Manchester attack a tough test for UK leader Theresa May

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:10
It’s a moment all leaders dread: Standing on television to tell the nation there has been a bombing — and another attack might be coming.

Russia: Islamic State group ‘prepared attacks’ in Moscow

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:10
Russia’s main domestic security agency says it has arrested four members of the Islamic State group who have been preparing attacks in Moscow.

Indian police arrest 150 from Modi's party in Kolkata clashes

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:09
KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Indian police arrested around 150 people protesting against a breakdown in law and order in the eastern city of Kolkata on Thursday, after street battles broke out during a march to police headquarters and police cars were set ablaze.

The Latest: Couple killed in UK blast 'together forever'

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:06
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local): 2017-05-25T03:55:00-04:00 2017-05-25T07:55:02-04:00
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Melting pot Manchester stresses unity after concert attack

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:06
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — On the Manchester street they call the "Curry Mile," there are no longer just Indian or Pakistani restaurants. A hungry diner can now choose Halal snacks from Beirut, kebabs from Afghanistan or garishly colored sweets from India, among many others. 2017-05-25T03:28:00-04:00 2017-05-25T07:28:52-04:00
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The new 45-Bay system expands Supermicro's Portfolio

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:05
Supermicro's new 45-Bay Capacity Maximized, Top Loading, Storage Server Delivers Maximum Intel® Xeon® Dual Processor Performance in Extremely Short Depth

Russian watchdog vows messengers bill won’t mean ‘control over private correspondence’

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:02
On May 24, a bill on regulating the operations of instant messaging services was submitted to Russia’s lower house of parliament

Russia’s advanced Ka-62 helicopter performs debut flight

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:58
The flight lasted 15 minutes and showed that all of the helicopter’s necessary adjustments had been successfully completed

Russia's military satellite delivered into orbit

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:51
The Soyuz-2.1b rocket was launched from the Plesetsk spaceport on May 25

Trump’s speech to Israeli parliament scrapped amid concerns

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:50
Israel’s parliament speaker says a proposal that Donald Trump would speak before the Knesset during his visit to Israel was scrapped over fears that the American president would be interrupted and heckled by some lawmakers.

Melting pot Manchester stresses unity after concert attack

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:50
On the Manchester street they call the “Curry Mile,” there are no longer just Indian or Pakistani restaurants. A hungry diner can now choose Halal snacks from Beirut, kebabs from Afghanistan or garishly colored sweets from India, among many others.

British official: Manchester police will stop sharing bombing investigation information with U.S. amid fury over leaks

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:50
British official: Manchester police will stop sharing bombing investigation information with U.S. amid fury over leaks.

Police chief: Manchester searches turn up valuable info

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:50
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Home searches across Manchester have uncovered important items for the investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester's police chief announced Thursday, while other British authorities complained bitterly about information leaks blamed on U.S. officials. 2017-05-25T03:43:00-04:00 2017-05-25T07:43:13-04:00
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Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:50
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Backed by tanks and helicopters, Philippine government forces launched "precision attacks" Thursday to clear militants linked to the Islamic State group from a city that has been under siege since a failed raid to capture a militant on the U.S. list of most-wanted terrorists. 2017-05-25T03:42:00-04:00 2017-05-25T07:42:06-04:00
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Turkish ministers accuse jailed hunger protesters of militant links

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:47
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's interior minister said on Thursday two teachers detained after more than two months on a hunger protest over a government crackdown in which they lost their jobs have links to the leftist militant group DHKP-C.

Israeli police: US tycoon questioned in Netanyahu probe

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:40
Israeli police say U.S. casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has been questioned as part of a corruption probe involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Statement from the Press Secretary on the United States’ Solidarity with the Philippines

THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:40

The United States condemns the recent violence perpetrated by an ISIS-linked terrorist group in the southern Philippines. These cowardly terrorists killed Philippine law enforcement officials and endangered the lives of innocent citizens. The United States will continue to provide support and assistance to Philippine counterterrorism efforts. The United States is a proud ally of the Philippines, and we will continue to work with the Philippines to address shared threats to the peace and security of our countries.

The Latest: Official says police will stop sharing with US

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:38
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing. (all times local): 2017-05-25T03:28:00-04:00 2017-05-25T07:28:01-04:00
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Manchester police chief says it will take ‘several days’ to formally identify attack victims

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:30
Manchester police chief says it will take ‘several days’ to formally identify attack victims.

Manchester police chief says families of attack victims distressed by leaks to The New York Times

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:30
Manchester police chief says families of attack victims distressed by leaks to The New York Times.

Manchester police chief says searches have found important items in attack investigation

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:30
Manchester police chief says searches have found important items in attack investigation.

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