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Tillerson to Iran: Stop supporting terrorism, respect human rights

Rouhani on Monday hailed the trilateral efforts by Russia, Turkey and Iran to establish "cease-fire" in Syria and stressed that militarization would not settle the problems of the Arab state, Xinhua news agency reported. "Our nation's message in the election was clear: Iran's nation chose the path of interaction with the world, away from violence and extremism", Rouhani said.



FBI withholds Comey memos from House panel

John McCain called reports that President Donald Trump asked top intelligence officials to publicly deny evidence of cooperation between his campaign and Russian Federation "troubling" Tuesday, comparing the allegations to the plot of a "lousy movie".



Mulvaney defends plans to cut social programmes in United States budget

Trump's budget cuts also target welfare programs for low-income women (and children), such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program . LIHEAP: The budget proposes eliminating LIHEAP, which would amount to a $3.384 billion cut. NY is a large recipient of LIHEAP assistance. The social program cuts hit hard.


Mahmud Abbas receives Trump at Palestinian Presidency in Bethlehem

Mahmud Abbas receives Trump at Palestinian Presidency in Bethlehem

Palestinian officials stressed they believed long-standing US policy remained unchanged as President Mahmoud Abbas sought to convince Trump to remain committed to a two-state solution to the decadeslong conflict. Mr Trump pledged America's "absolute solidarity" with the United Kingdom and said the time had come for the "wicked ideology" behind the terror attack to be "completely obliterated".



Off-Duty Police Officer Among Dead in UK Blast

Authorities have named the bomber as Salman Abedi who was born in Manchester to parents of Libyan origin. On Wednesday, armed police raided an apartment building in central Manchester, using a controlled explosion to enter one of the flats.