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Trump leaves Israel with no mention of Palestinian state, settlements or embassy

Just prior to taking off, Trump posted the following on his Twitter account: "Thank you for such a wonderful and unforgettable visit, Prime Minister @Netanyahu and @PresidentRuvi". Trump indicated early on, "I stand before you as a representative of the American people"-he was not there as the representative of Christendom". "I like you, too".



The Senate Intelligence Committee is turning up the heat on Michael Flynn

Russia "brazenly interfered" in the 2016 US election process despite the head of its FSB security service being warned it would hurt US-Russia ties, according to John Brennan , the former Central Intelligence Agency director. Both the Senate and the House intelligence committees are investigating Flynn and other Trump campaign associates as part of probes into Russia's election meddling.



Father of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi, Ramadan Abedi, arrested in Libya

The pop star has previously spoken out saying she is "broken" over the attack after flying home to the USA to be with her boyfriend. "This is not us", he said . The source close to Abedi's family said he wanted to avenge the killing of a friend, also of Libyan descent, who had died after being stabbed by British youths in Manchester in May 2016.



White House to hold off on naming Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, a Democratic think tank, also opposes Lieberman, saying he lacks law enforcement experience and is close to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former USA senator. Mr Trump also criticised Mr Comey for his performance during a recent appearance before Congress, and said Mr Comey's replacement is "going to be outstanding".


Trump calls on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to tackle terror, immigration

Trump calls on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to tackle terror, immigration

And Stoltenberg said later that Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other US officials have stated clearly their assurances. Briefing reporters Wednesday on Air Force One, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said "of course we support Article 5", but declined to say whether Trump would reiterate the US' adherence to the mutual defense pledge in his North Atlantic Treaty Organisation remarks.



Philippines using helicopters to clear militants

Residents at an evacuation center as government troops clashed with insurgents from the so-called Maute group in Marawi City, southern Philippines May 25, 2017. Philippine military sector said that five army soldiers and two police officers have so far been killed and 31 soldiers were wounded in the ongoing sporadic fighting; 13 Maute members have also been killed.