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Britain lowers terrorism threat level after significant police activity

A relative of the 22-year-old bomber said he had felt increasing frustration at his treatment in the United Kingdom, heightened after a friend was fatally knifed in what he perceived to be a religious hate crime. Operation Temperer - the U.K.'s deployment of as many as 5,000 troops to guard key sites - will remain in place until the end of the weekend, including Monday's public holiday.



Philippines: Martial Law Threatens Escalation of Abuses

T. Calida said Islamic State had declared that Hapilon was "their emir, or leader in the Philippines". Two Malaysians were among several militants who were killed in a battle against the Philippine army in the Marawi City of Mindanao, on Thursday.


G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks, French source says

G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks, French source says

President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday, May 27, 2017 , that he would be making a decision on the Paris climate deal next week. There was relief that Trump agreed to language on trade in the final G7 communique that commits to a rules-based global trade system.


Trump holds off climate change pact, will make decision 'next week'

Trump holds off climate change pact, will make decision 'next week'

German weekly Der Spiegel quoted Mr Trump as saying in a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday that Germans were "very bad" regarding vehicle exports to the US. Mr Trump, however, seems bent on singing from a different song sheet, leaving the G7 bereft of a concerted voice as Russian Federation and China are loudly heard offstage.


Britain braced for possibility of another terrorist attack

Britain braced for possibility of another terrorist attack

The "special relationship" between Britain and the United States was strained Thursday when UK police stopped sharing intelligence about the Manchester suicide bombing , furious that American officials had leaked key evidence related to the attack.



North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

The plan is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the US homeland. The Missile Defense Agency plans to conduct the test Tuesday, with the ground-based interceptor blasting out of an underground silo at Vandenberg between noon and 4:14 p.m.in an attempt to intercept the target, which is set to lift off from the Kwajalein Atoll.