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Trump 'determined to pursue peace' after Pope...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 4:18 pm

US president says he is "more determined than ever" to seek global peace after his Vatican audience. […]

Macron ally Richard Ferrand under fire over...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Richard Ferrand faces allegations in the press as the new government prepares an anti-corruption bill. […]

New Saltire emoji arrives on Twitter
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 4:01 pm

It joins new flags for Wales and England created after a campaign by Emojipedia and BBC Wales. […]

Serena Williams takes on new challenge in Silicon...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 3:52 pm

The tennis player has been appointed to the board of SurveyMonkey and pledged to fight for diversity. […]

Ex-officer helps exonerate US prisoner after 24...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 3:14 pm

"You know, time heals all wounds", Shaurn Thomas says as he leaves the Pennsylvania prison. […]

Manchester bombing probe seeks 'network' of...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 3:02 pm

Washington PostManchester bombing probe seeks 'network' of suspects as Britain tightens securityWashington PostMANCHESTER, England — The police chief leading the investigation into a suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert said Wednesday that the attacker had not acted alone and authorities were trying to unravel a wider web of plotters.Manchester Bombing Suspect Was Allegedly Part of a NetworkNBCNews.comMore raids in Manchester; Soldiers protecting key UK sitesABC NewsManchester terror attack: Police in frantic hunt for bomb maker, mastermindFox NewsMirror.co.uk -PEOPLE.com -Breitbart News -Daily Mailall 145 news articles » […]

'Cultural bias'
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 2:53 pm

Unlike other Commonwealth countries, the nation has never had a treaty with its indigenous peoples. […]

Landslide buries California's Pacific Coast...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 2:41 pm

A million tonnes of rock and dirt cover State Route 1, and officials do not know when it will reopen. […]

Salman Abedi: Bomber in Ariana Grande concert...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 2:29 pm

CNNSalman Abedi: Bomber in Ariana Grande concert attackCNNManchester, England (CNN) Police have named 22-year-old Salman Abedi, a British national of Libyan descent, as the man who carried out the deadliest terror attack to hit the UK in 12 years. Abedi was already known to authorities, UK Home Secretary ...Police Investigate 'Network' of Salman Abedi, Manchester BomberNew York TimesBritain dispatches military as it stares down the threat of further attacksWashington PostManchester attack: Three more arrests in bomber investigationBBC NewsLos Angeles Times -NPR -Reuters -CBS Newsall 10,324 news articles » […]

Manchester police chief: It's 'very clear this is...
Posted by Associated Press on May 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm

British police and intelligence agencies arrested three more suspects Wednesday in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing and moved quickly to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and the British Parliament at Westminster. Manchester’s police chief said Wednesday... […]

Pope welcomes Trump at the Vatican despite past...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Washington PostPope welcomes Trump at the Vatican despite past disagreementsWashington PostVATICAN CITY — Pope Francis welcomed President Trump to the cradle of Roman Catholicism on Wednesday, delivering a message of peace even as the pontiff emphasized his role as the world's moral counterpoint to the president's nationalist agenda.The Latest: Trump meets with Belgian prime ministerMiami HeraldThe tale of Donald Trump's visit with Pope Francis, in 2 picturesCNNTrump to Pope Francis After Vatican Meeting: I 'Won't Forget What You Said'NBCNews.comNPR -HuffPost -Bloomberg -The Atlanticall 938 news articles » […]

Philippine President Duterte eyes nationwide...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 2:07 pm

The warning comes after soldiers clashed with militants in the southern Philippines. […]

Messi's Spanish jail sentence for tax fraud to...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 2:04 pm

A Spanish court confirms a 21-month sentence, but the Barcelona footballer is unlikely to go to prison. […]

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 30 drown
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 1:59 pm

Rescuers tell of a frantic mission to save about 200 people who fell from a packed boat off Libya. […]

Democracy on trial?
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm

The BBC's Karen Allen asks whether the treason charges faced by Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema are a sign that Zambia's reputation as a bastion of democracy is under threat. […]

Women in black
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 1:05 pm

Mrs Trump wore a veil to the Vatican - but what are the rules for a meeting with a pope? […]

Mount Everest: Bodies of four climbers found in...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 10:43 am

The four were discovered by a rescue team sent to retrieve the body of another dead climber. […]

French Polynesia yacht wreck leads to drug problem
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 10:24 am

Islanders on tiny Pacific atoll may have helped themselves to burning boat's illicit cargo. […]

Family contests 101-year-old's wedding to former...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 9:59 am

The children of a Portuguese centenarian say his new wife - for decades his maid - is after his money. […]

Manchester attack: Bataclan survivor's message...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 9:58 am

Father of two Serge Maestracci was at the Bataclan with friends on the night of the 2015 Paris attacks. He has this message of support for the people of Manchester. […]

Taiwan's top court rules in favour of same-sex...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 9:41 am

The decision paves the way for Taiwan to become the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriages. […]

Stalin's grandson who rejected dictator's name...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 9:40 am

Russian theatre director Alexander Burdonsky, who was born Alexander Stalin, dies of cancer aged 75. […]

Manchester united in grief but stronger in...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 8:38 am

People of Manchester talk of their shock and determination to unite together through their grief. […]

Donald Trump meets Pope Francis in Rome
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 8:34 am

The US president is greeted by Pope Francis at the Vatican, on the third leg of his maiden overseas trip. […]

Kyrgyz president shows off his musical skills
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 8:32 am

Singer-songwriter president Almazbek Atambayev releases guitar ballads to local acclaim. […]

Sydney siege: Police should have stormed cafe...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 5:46 am

Police should have stormed the cafe as soon as the gunman began shooting, an inquest finds. […]

No place left to hide
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 4:41 am

Authorities in Indonesia's Aceh province are enforcing an ever stricter version of Sharia law. […]

From a friendly Mideast, Trump arrives in a...
Posted by Erik Kirschbaum, Laura King on May 24, 2017 at 12:15 am

From the hushed halls of government to cobblestoned streets and plazas across the Continent, Europeans are greeting Donald Trump’s first visit with considerable skepticism, no small degree of apprehension — and even overt hostility. The president’s inaugural overseas trip, which began Friday in... […]

Grounded
Posted on May 23, 2017 at 11:26 pm

As the political crisis in Venezuela deepens, more parents choose not to send their children to school. […]

Members of Manchester's Muslim community among...
Posted by John Kelly on May 23, 2017 at 11:15 pm

Greater Manchester police ran a mock anti-terrorist operation a year ago featuring a bomber shouting in Arabic, "Allahu akbar,” or God is great. Eight hundred volunteers took part in the overnight drill at a huge shopping center on the outskirts of the city to make it as realistic as possible... […]

Thousands flee Philippine city after rebel...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 4:47 pm

PANTAR, Philippines (Reuters) - Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines on Wednesday as troops tried to fend off Islamist militants who took over large parts of a city, capturing Christians, seizing and torching buildings and setting free scores of prisoners. […]

British police hunt possible bomb-maker,...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 4:46 pm

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - British police hunted on Wednesday for potenatial accomplices who may have helped Salman Abedi build the bomb that killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester and who could be ready to kill again. […]

Manchester attack police say they are...
Posted by Haroon Siddique, Matthew Weaver, Vikram Dodd and Josh Halliday on May 24, 2017 at 4:40 pm

Police chief confirms that an officer was among those killed as officers make four more arrestsManchester bombing: latest updatesPolice say they are investigating a terror network over the Manchester concert attack that killed 22 people, but have refused to say whether the bombmaker is believed to be at large.After his officers made four further arrests and raided several properties on Wednesday, the chief constable of Greater Manchester police, Ian Hopkins, said: “I think it’s very clear that this is a network we are investigating.” Continue reading... […]

Manchester police beefed up after attack but envy...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 4:38 pm

LONDON (Reuters) - Hours after the Manchester suicide bombing, British Prime Minister Theresa May stood on the steps of her official Downing Street residence and promised to give police the resources they needed to investigate the attack. […]

Analysis - No clear contender to replace Brazil's...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 4:35 pm

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Key members of Brazil's coalition government are struggling to find a consensus candidate to replace President Michel Temer should he be forced from office by a massive corruption probe that has ensnared scores of politicians and business leaders. […]

How rightwing pundits are reacting to the...
Posted by Jason Wilson on May 24, 2017 at 4:32 pm

Many conservative writers have used the grief following the attack to fuel their fight against progressive thought – even if they have few solutions themselvesBurst your bubble is a weekly guide to conservative articles worth reading to expand your thinkingAt times like this, the right really takes the gloves off. On cue, all over the world, a large swath of the political right immediately used Monday’s attack in Manchester – as well as our collective grief and outrage – as ammunition in its perpetual war on progressives. What else would you expect? Continue reading... […]

Democrats urge Deutsche Bank to audit accounts...
Posted by Stephanie Kirchgaessner on May 24, 2017 at 4:29 pm

Lawmakers want to see all communication relating to the underwriting of loans made to Trump and family in order to determine financial ties to RussiaDemocrats on Capitol Hill are putting pressure on Deutsche Bank to hire an independent auditor to review private accounts held by Donald Trump and his family, in order for Congress to determine whether the US president has financial ties to Russia.Maxine Waters, the top ranking Democrat on the House financial services committee, also said she wanted Deutsche to hand over all communication and documentation relating to the underwriting of loans made to Trump and his immediate family members, including all assets and guarantees that were used to […]

Isis-linked militants kill police chief and take...
Posted by AP in Iligan City on May 24, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Priest and worshippers seized and police chief beheaded after government forces raid hideout of militant leaderMilitants linked to Islamic State swept through a southern Philippine city, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Roman Catholic priest and his worshippers and raising the black flag of Isis, regional authorities have said. Related: Duterte cuts short trip to Russia after declaring martial law in southern Philippines Continue reading... […]

France, Germany to agree to NATO role against...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 4:18 pm

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany will agree to a U.S. plan for NATO to take a bigger role in the fight against Islamic militants at a meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday, but insist the move is purely symbolic, four senior European diplomats said. […]

Ineos buys Dong Energy's oil and gas business
Posted by Adam Vaughan on May 24, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Anglo-Swiss chemicals firm hails £1bn acquisition as ‘very logical’ as Danish firm makes progress in switch to renewablesAnglo-Swiss chemicals firm Ineos has bought the oil and gas business of Dong Energy for £1bn, a major milestone in the Danish company’s switch from hydrocarbons to renewable energy.The acquisition is the latest in a buying spree by Ineos, which recently bought a significant North Sea oil pipeline for £200m from BP, and takes it from 28th biggest oil and gas producer in the region to the top 10. Continue reading... […]

Two dead in suspected suicide bombing in Jakarta...
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 4:12 pm

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police said on Wednesday that a suspected suicide bomber and a police officer were killed in explosions near a bus station in the eastern part of the capital, Jakarta. […]

'A rollercoaster ride': how Trump's Muslim travel...
Posted by Guardian panel on May 24, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Families were split apart by President Trump’s executive order barring people from Muslim-majority countries. Four people tell of its impact on themJudges scrutinize motives of Trump’s travel ban as court battle continuesWhen I married my wife Raha, an Iranian citizen, I never expected that we would soon be separated indefinitely by a travel ban. I applied for an immigrant visa for her to join me in the United States. Everything was on track for us to be reunited. But then President Trump signed an executive order banning people from a number of Muslim-majority countries from entering the country. Continue reading... […]

EU agrees negotiation guidelines and terrorism...
Posted by Presented by Jon Henley with Daniel Boffey and produced by Rowan Slaney on May 24, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Join Jon Henley and Daniel Boffey as they discuss the EU27’s directives for the first phase of Brexit negotiations and whether, in the light of the attack in Manchester, security and intelligence sharing will be a factor in those talksSubscribe to us on iTunes, Audioboom, Mixcloud, Soundcloud and Acast and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.This week the EU27 unanimously signed off on their negotiating position for Brexit talks, which we now know are likely to begin sometime in the week starting 19 June. Continue reading... […]

China's Xi says navy should become world class
Posted on May 24, 2017 at 4:05 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for greater efforts to make the country's navy a world class one, strong in operations on, below and above the surface, as it steps up its ability to project power far from its shores. […]

Trump debuts in Europe as Obama returns to stir...
Posted by Jon Henley, Kate Connolly and Julian Borger on May 24, 2017 at 4:03 pm

Coinciding visits, although unintentional, serve to highlight Europe’s radically different view of the incumbent president and his ‘painfully missed’ predecessorDonald Trump makes his European debut as US president this week just as his predecessor, Barack Obama, returns to the continent for his first visit since relinquishing the White House in January.While apparently unintentional, the coinciding visits serve to highlight Europe’s radically different view of the two men. A Pew survey last June found 77% of Europeans had confidence in Obama – and 9% in the man who succeeded him. Continue reading... […]