During his first public remarks since he left his post in January, Brennan told lawmakers he was so concerned about Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election and recruit Americans that he convened a group of officials from the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency in late July to focus exclusively on the issue.
Witnesses related the horror of the Manchester blast, which unleashed a stampede just as the concert ended at Europe's largest indoor arena, full to its capacity of 21,000. The local ambulance service said 59 people were taken to hospitals. "Our first thoughts are with the families of those killed and injured and we will do whatever we can to support them".
However, he noted that if the suicide bomber were Palestinian and the young victims Israelis, the reaction of Palestinian leaders would have been different. "Once again we reassert to you our positions", Abbas said elaborating, "accepting the two-state solution along the borders of 1967, a state of Palestine with a capital in East Jerusalem alongside Israel...
The prime minister said soldiers would be placed in key public locations to support armed police in protecting the public. May said she did not want the public to feel "unduly alarmed" but said it was a "proportionate and sensible response".
Desperate parents and friends posted heart-wrenching messages and pictures on social media in the search for their loved ones on Tuesday after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens at a British concert by United States singer Ariana Grande .
Secularists who decry religion may object to the regular visits of world leaders to the Vatican and dislike its particular status, due in part to it being recognised since 1929 as a sovereign entity and being subject to worldwide law. In return, the Pope Francis presented the president and his wife with medallions with an inscription of Isaiah, in which the Old Testament prophet refers to the desert becoming a fertile field, and the field then becoming a forest.
Trump told the Israeli crowd that his meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his conversations with Netanyahu , left him certain that the elusive deal is within reach. "Our fundamental problem is with the occupation and settlements, and failure of Israel to recognize the state of Palestine in the same way we recognize it, which undermines the realization of the two-state solution".
They included an eight-year-old girl, two teenage girls and a 28-year-old man. Take That have postponed four concerts in Manchester and Liverpool after Monday night's terror attack at Manchester Arena . Britain's Queen Elizabeth II marked a moment of silence to honor the victims. "We are thankful for the selfless service tonight of Manchester's first responders who rushed toward danger to help save lives".
But there are too many indications that President Trump lacks the patience, the strategy and the staff to launch the kind of serious, committed peace-brokership initiative that Israelis and Palestinians need in order to restart a meaningful peace process.
President Mukherjee said he was "shocked to hear" about the blast. Prime Minister Theresa May , who visited Manchester and chaired two meetings of the emergency Cobra committee on Tuesday, will continue handling the response to the atrocity.
Pope Francis shares a laugh with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a private audience at the Vatican in 2013. But the fact is that the pope doesn't even live there, and that offers a telling contrast with his visitor. For more context, here's a timeline of Trump's relationship with the pope as he makes his way to the Vatican. This is going to be their first conversation.
The president has dismissed the story and said that there was no evidence of collusion. First, he said that intelligence is not shared with visiting foreign ministers or local ambassadors; it's shared through intelligence channels to ensure that it's handled correctly.
He continues to test. Local media said the object might have been a North Korean drone. The missile, which was described by Washington as medium-range, was sacked from Pukchang in South Pyongan province and travelled about 500 kilometres (310 miles) before landing in the Sea of Japan, according to the South's armed forces.
The President also notably avoided all of the thorny issues that have stymied peace efforts for decades. Trump also did not speak about a two-state solution, something that was once a part of the Republican Party's platform but the president has yet to endorse.
Previous military offensives against the Maute, based in Lanao del Sur province, have lasted several days. Philippines president has declared a state of emergency and martial law in the besieged state of Mindano. The US and other Western governments warned this month that terrorists were planning to kidnap foreigners in other tourist hotspots in the western and central Philippines, adding to longstanding advisories of abduction threats in Mindanao.
Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have touted a strong friendship since well before the 2016 U.S. elections. President Trump again stressed his belief that peace between Israelis and Palestinians is possible. The Palestinian leader added that "the key to peace" in the Middle East was the independence and freedom of the Palestinian people. Abbas's Fatah party is at sharp odds with the Islamist group Hamas, which is in power in Gaza, leaving no unified Palestinian ...
I can tell you also that he is reaching for peace. While the two talked at length about peace negotiations, with Abbas confirming he is "committed to working with (Trump) to reach a historic peace deal between us and Israel ", Palestinians rallied outside chanting slogans such as "Trump, listen!" "Making peace, however, will not be easy ...
But on Sunday, standing before dozens of regional leaders, he said Islam was "one of the world's great faiths". Trump also visited the Israel Museum. The kingdom banned protests and marches in March 2011, during the Arab Spring, the series of pro-democracy demonstrations in North Africa and the Middle East.
I am recording this on Monday 22 May and OPEC's website is now quoting a price of US$50.87 a barrel, so it is tempting to say that the price is already more than half way towards that prediction, so what has OPEC got to worry about? Oil demand reaches its seasonal peak in the northern hemisphere during the summer months - the "driving season" - on top of which refiners are expected to sharply increase crude runs through August as plants come out of this year's heavy maintenance schedule.
India boycotted the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) held from May 14-15. "Connectivity projects must be pursued in a manner that respects sovereignty and territorial integrity", said Spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs Gopal Baglay .
Yet the row over what has become known as the "dementia tax" on elderly people led to her poll lead being cut to 9 points on Sunday, causing alarm in the Conservative Party campaign. Those policies remain exactly the same. "What we have done, which other parties have signally failed to do, is to recognise the challenge that we face, to respect the needs and concerns of the British people and to provide a long-term plan for sustainable social care which means that elderly people in this ...
Momentum for marriage equality has been building since a year ago, when President Tsai Ing-wen, who is openly supportive of the move, came to power. But there is also anger among conservative groups who have staged mass rallies against a change in the law as the debate divides society.
Palestinian President Abbas also condemend the "horrible terrorist attack" in Manchester and offered his "condolences" to the British people. I wont call them monsters, because they would like that term. "We strongly condemn this cynical, inhumane crime. The President will continue to focus on his agenda that he was elected to pursue by the American people".
However, as he is invited to greet a number of waiting dignitaries and ministers, Mr Trump reaches out behind him in what appears to be an attempt to get her to hold his hand - but she refuses, swatting it away. If it was indeed intentional, it's not the first time the first lady has used body language publicly to steer her husband. "She can't stand him", said Joy Behar.
Turning his attention to the Middle East, Trump said he was negotiating a peace deal between Israel and Palestine - something that he said eluded American presidents for decades. During a joint press conference with Abbas, Trump said: "I am committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians".
The Justice Department announced Wednesday that former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller has been given sweeping power to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, including potential links between Moscow and Trump campaign associates.
He announced a deal with Gulf countries to crackdown on the funding of extremists. The conciliatory message delivered to Saudi Arabia , a top USA ally in the region, was distinct from the antagonism previously used by Trump when speaking against Muslims.
Trump spoke beside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas , after the two held a private meeting to discuss the now-stalled peace process and Trump's vision for broad counterterrorism cooperation among the United States , Israel and the Muslim world.
Erdogan added that he did not want to see "a terrorist organisation alongside the United States", and that Turkey would continue military operations against YPG targets in Iraq and Syria regardless. "It is a slander of the Obama administration". That is not to say that Turkey would not have any problem with Kurdish autonomy in northern Syria even if its Kurdish policy were more moderate, but Turkey would have not faced so many crises in the region in such a case.
He commended the efforts of security agencies and the worldwide communities involved in negotiations toward the release of the girls. The President, at the reception, described the rescue of 82 Chibok schoolgirls as a pleasant 2nd anniversary gift to Nigerians.
But according to the report , the pair refused to do so because they thought the requests were inappropriate . Last week, The New York Times reported that Trump explicitly asked Comey , then the director of the F.B.I., to shutter his agency's investigation into Mike Flynn , the former national security adviser who resigned amid scandal in February.
Trump also labeled the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the Group 5 + 1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) as a mistake. commitment to a two-state solution to the conflict. Much of central and southern Jerusalem was shut down to allow the presidential motorcade of around 60 vehicles to make its way from Trump's hotel to the town, just eight km (five miles) to the south.
Mr Comey's decision comes as the New York Times reports President Trump told Russian officials at the White House that firing Mr Comey relieved 'great pressure'. The report said Trump's comments came from the White House's official written account of the meeting, which included quotations read to the Times with another official confirming the conversation had taken place.
According to the AP, "The Nepalese Tourism Department issued a record 371 permits this year to people to scale the mountain". The guide was also sick but managed to drag himself to the camp at South Col, located at 8,000 metres. More than a dozen climbers have been rescued from the 8,848 metre (29,030 foot) mountain in the last three days after running into difficulties on the world's highest peak, helicopter rescue operators said.
We can only get there working together, there is no other way. None of them was accompanied by an Israeli prime minister, and current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not join Trump for his visit. Trump has handed son-in-law Jared Kushner as well as longtime business lawyer Jason Greenblatt the assignment of charting the course toward a peace process.