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Trump says he had 'fantastic meeting' with pope

Trump says he had 'fantastic meeting' with pope

Pope Francis welcomed President Donald Trump to the Vatican on Wednesday, shaking his hand before ushering him into his study for the first face-to-face meeting of the two of the most powerful leaders who of the world. Although he U-turned last month, declaring that the alliance was "no longer obsolete", he has remained extremely critical of most members' refusal to spend the required 2% of GDP on defence.


Ariana Grande suspends tour through June 5 after Manchester Arena terrorist attack

Ariana Grande suspends tour through June 5 after Manchester Arena terrorist attack

The 22 victims in Manchester included an eight-year-old girl, several teenage girls, a 28-year-old man and a Polish couple who had come to collect their daughters. The Polish foreign ministry, which did not name the couple, said: "We share the pain of the family and the loved ones of the victims and express our most honest condolences".



Pope, President Trump discuss peace in private meeting

According to the statement , the talks also involved an "exchange of views on various themes relating to global affairs and the promotion of peace in the world through political negotiation and interreligious dialogue, with particular reference to the situation in the Middle East and the protection of Christian communities".


Police chief beheaded and others killed by IS militants in Philippines

Police chief beheaded and others killed by IS militants in Philippines

The UN regards Hapilon as one of the world's most risky terrorists, offering a US$5 million bounty for his capture. MANILA- Former Interior and Local Government Secretary Rafael M. Putin said Russian Federation and the Philippines had "many promising areas of interest" to cooperate on, adding that the package of documents to develop bilateral ties would be signed Wednesday.



United Kingdom police arrest fifth person in connection with Manchester attack

With Abedi suspected of having had accomplices, the government late on Tuesday raised the official terror threat level to "critical", meaning that an attack was expected imminently. An eight-year-old, two teenage girls and a 28-year-old man were also identified as among those killed in Monday's attack. Meanwhile, Poland's foreign minister announced that the death toll included a Polish couple, who were collecting their daughters from the venue.



Purdue defends budget's food stamp cuts to angry Democrats

Since becoming president, Trump has at times wrapped congressional Republicans in a clumsy embrace that many have welcomed, wooing House members with Oval Office facetime or trips on Air Force One. In a hearing before a House panel, Kelly insisted that it made sense to cut roughly $767 million from state and local grant programs, money meant to help local authorities prevent and respond to terrorist attacks and other disasters, because the funds are no longer needed.