The authorities estimated nearly 442,000 people were affected by the disaster and more than 1,800 homes were destroyed or damaged. Karuanayake said Prime Minister Modi's gesture demonstrated the new level of Indo-Lanka relations under the current government of the President Maithripala Sirisena.
The attack , which was condemned by Syria and Russian Federation and which threatens to inflame the war, came as President Trump set off on his first global trip to the Middle East. The attack comes at a time when the U.S. presence in Syria is becoming more visible, mostly in northern parts of the country where American troops are backing Kurdish-led forces fighting Islamic State.
Britain's threat level will remain at its highest level while police hunt down the suspected network of a suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester , interior minister Amber Rudd said on Friday. So far, 13 people have been arrested in the investigation, with 11 still in custody. Troops will be gradually withdrawn from the streets from Monday onwards, having been drafted in to bolster police numbers, the Prime Minister said.
Sterling on Friday suffered its steepest fall since January after a YouGov opinion poll showed the lead of May's Conservatives over Labour was down to 5 percentage points. The Labour leader was in Scotland's biggest city on Sunday evening with two weeks to go until voters in the United Kingdom go to the polls , and he urged hundreds of activists to make the most of the "ten days left to achieve our hopes and dreams".
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting at the presidential headquarters in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on May 23, 2017. condemnation of settlement construction and ignored past support for a Palestinian State. Similarly, he said, "In my meeting with my very good friend, Benjamin, I can tell you also that he is reaching for peace".
An Indonesian and a Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader with a deadly nerve agent, appeared in a Malaysian court Tuesday, wearing bullet-proof vests and under heavy security. The court was also informed that lawyer Jagjit Singh was appointed by the North Korean Embassy to monitor the case for them. If convicted, both women face death penalty for murdering Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 on Feb 13, as the brother of Kim Jong Un ...
Britain's MI5 has begun an internal review of how it handled intelligence on Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who was known to the authorities but not under active investigation, a source told Reuters on Monday. On Sunday, police arrested a 19-year-old man in Gorton and a 25-year-old man in the Old Trafford area of Manchester on suspicion of terror offenses.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the discussion on climate change had been " very unsatisfactory ", adding "we have a situation of six against one ". Gentiloni said climate was "not a minor point" and that he hoped the United States would decide "soon and well" because the Paris accords "need the contribution of the United States".
There has been no response to Merkel's comments from the White House. "But it doesn't work when dealing with allies", she said . While he was attending the G7 meetings in Italy, Trump criticized German vehicle sales to the USA, failed to agree with his counterparts on refugee policy or climate change, and announced upon his return that he will make a decision on whether to pull out of the Paris Climate agreement this week.
President Donald Trump while posing for a family photo at the start of G7 Summit at Greek Theatre in Taormina , Sicily, Italy, May 26, 2017. The Paris Agreement , which was signed in 2015 by 195 countries, states that the parties will act to limit global warming and greenhouse gas emissions.
Some of the recovered bodies of the victims killed by the Maute militants were marked "munafiq" by their killers, according to Senior Supt. "In as much as we would like to avoid collateral damage, these rebels are forcing the hand of government by hiding and holding out inside private homes, government buildings and other facilities", military spokesman Brigadier-General Restituto Padilla said .
Meanwhile, Danish Caroline Wozniacki made light work of Australian Jaimee Fourlis, winning 6-4, 3-6,6-2 in just over two hours. Raonic took just 92 minutes to beat Belgian Darcis 6-3 6-4 6-2 - taking the final game to love. American 25th-seed Steve Johnson was pushed all the way by Yuichi Sugita of Japan before he prevailed 6-3 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-7 (3-7) 6-3, in a match that started on Sunday.
The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen hosted its annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday. In the second, Trump says: "I look forward to paying my respects to our fearless men and women on this Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery later this morning".
The next year he was extradited to Panama where he faced charges of having a political rival killed. He was also convicted in France, and then in Panama for murder, corruption and embezzlement. Noriega sought refuge in the Vatican's diplomatic mission in Panama City. He served 17 years in prison in the USA, then returned to Panama in 2011 to serve sentences after being convicted on murder, corruption and embezzlement charges in France and Panama.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also visits Berlin this week, and the arrival of two leaders of rising Asian powers in the wake of Dr Merkel's speech has prompted talk of an eastern pivot in previously firmly Atlanticist Germany. At the alliance's meeting on Thursday, Trump lambasted 23 of the alliance's 28 members - including Germany - for "still not paying what they should be paying" towards the funding of the bloc.
Sha'aban Nasiri, a former major-general in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was killed in battle near Mosul , Joint Operation Command spokesman Col. An average of 10,000 people were reported to flee conflict areas on a daily basis in Western Mosul with 16, 000 fleeing their homes last Thursday, the largest movement of civilians in a single day, the International Organization for Migration ( IOM ) said this week.
The comment comes as top congressional Republicans are demanding the Trump administration take swift action against the Turkish government after the president's security detail violently broke up a protest earlier in the week outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington.
They were believed to have held talks on prospects for containing North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons activities as well as the economic fallout over the deployment in South Korea of the USA missile defense system called THAAD.North Korea has attempted at least 10 missile launches on seven occasions since President Donald Trump took office in January.
Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the presidential election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign. While Mr. Flynn and the former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort, are persons of interest in the FBI investigation, Mr.
And part of the reason for that decision, current and former officials told the Post , is the existence of a document alleging that then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch had assured the Clinton campaign that she would limit how far the FBI investigation into the email server went.
United States media said the White House is creating a new rapid-fire communications unit to respond to the controversy, led by Kushner, senior presidential adviser Steve Bannon and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Kelly, the homeland security secretary, carried the same message on Sunday. "It's both normal in my opinion and acceptable", he told ABC News on Sunday.
The BBC reported yesterday that British police investigating the attack had temporarily stopped sharing information with the USA after the leaks. The New York Times published photos that provided detailed evidence on the bomb used in the Manchester attack.
After long years of consultations and discussions on the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC), China and Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) senior officials have finally wrapped up talks on the Code of the Conduct (COC) draft framework.
Hunger strikes are not uncommon among the 6,500 Palestinians held in Israeli jails, many of whom were convicted of attacks or planning attacks against Israelis. "In his cell in Ashkelon prison, they held more than 20 hours of negotiations, Fares said". "The prisoners win, they are suspending their strike", said the headline on the Palestinian Maan news agency, a private outlet.
Taking the crackdown even further, the Federal Government will eliminate any chance of appeals, by making the passport ban mandatory and not subject to review. "The new laws will prohibit registered child sex offenders from leaving Australia or holding Australian passports", Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.
British police say they have resumed sharing information with U.S. agencies after receiving "fresh assurances", ending a suspension in the wake of leaks to USA media about the Manchester suicide bombing. France's interior minister says that the suicide bomber who targeted Manchester is believed to have traveled to Syria and had "proven" links with the Islamic State group.
London/Manchester: British police stopped sharing information about the Manchester suicide bombing with the United States on Thursday after leaks to USA media that police said had risked compromising their investigations. "This is British intelligence at the end of the day, people shouldn't be finding out about this". Manchester Police made clear they would no longer share information with American colleagues.
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISL) claimed responsibility for the attack. Terrorists killed 46 Copts in two bombing attacks at church services in the northern cities of Alexandria and Tanta on April 9. Security guards stand near the site of an attack that killed at least 26 people in Minya, Egypt May 26, 2017. "Or at least they hate Copts", he said inside the church.
He ignored reporters' questions about his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner , proposing setting up a secret channel of communication with the Kremlin and the Trump transition team before the election. Mr Flynn served briefly as Mr Trump's national security adviser but was sacked in February. Flynn was sacked in February, officials saying he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed US sanctions against Russian Federation in a phone call.
In remarks delivered Monday on the sidelines of a Berlin roundtable discussion regarding refugees, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel sharply criticized many of President Trump's policies and claimed his actions were "putting peace in Europe at risk".
Chancellor Angela Merkel was pessimistic, saying that the discussion on climate change was "very unsatisfying", because "there are no indications whether the United States will stay in the Paris Agreement or not". The G7 summit in Italy on Saturday revealed further divisions between the US and its European partners on various issues, including worldwide trade and climate change .
The disclosures dogged Trump during his first trip overseas since taking office and threaten to overwhelm and stall the agenda for his young presidency. Comey is expected to testify before Congress after Memorial Day about memos he kept on conversations with the president that pertained to the investigation.
North Korea launched a new short-range ballistic missile , similar to a SCUD, on Monday morning, and it flew about 280 miles to land inside Japan's exclusive economic zone. As his inaugural trip overseas came to a close, President Trump tweeted that he was bringing back from the Middle East "hundreds of billions of dollars" and said they'd translate into jobs.
CBS host John Dickerson asked Mattis during an interview on " Face The Nation ". While that quote has gotten the most attentions, the interview covered a wide range of important topics. Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to North Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, to Africa. It is a threat to all civilized nations.
Shadow minister Ian Lavery, Labour's election coordinator and who's defending the Wansbeck seat in the north of England, spoke before Corbyn's speech and insisted that the Labour leader is at the start of a "long, long, long process" of creating a new style of politics in the UK.