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Manchester attack: Bomber's father, brother arrested in Libya

Manchester attack: Bomber's father, brother arrested in Libya

U.S. leaks about the British investigation into the Manchester bomber have strained the two countries' "special relationship" and thrown into doubt the sharing of information among the "Five Eyes" intelligence alliance. Abedi reportedly returned to Libya in 2008. Police arrested three people in South Manchester, one woman in North Manchester, a man in the nearby town of Wigan, and another man in the central English town of Nuneaton.



Kushner asked Russian ambassador for backchannel on Syria and other policy matters

Kushner is Donald Trump's son-in-law and a trusted adviser to the president.The Washington Post report cites anonymous US officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications.The newspaper says Ambassador Sergei Kislyak told his superiors that Kushner proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for their discussions, apparently to make them more hard to monitor.



Theresa May's lead falls to 12 points from 18, new poll

Although Labour may take heart from some of the data, polls have tended to overstate support for the party in previous general elections - in the run-up to the 2015 election several gave Ed Miliband a lead over David Cameron, only for Labour to end up nearly 7% behind on polling day.


Trump wraps up nine-day foreign trip

Trump wraps up nine-day foreign trip

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner reportedly proposed setting up a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat.