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Foreigners among militants fighting Philippine army in Mindanao - solicitor

Most of Marawi's 200,000 residents had fled the city, which is about 800 kilometres (500 miles) south of Manila, but Herrera said those who remained had been warned to get out of the areas where there was bombing and fighting. Meanwhile, Cenen said the meeting was motivated by the need to address the prevailing situation and martial law implemented in Mindanao. The populist president has taken an extreme hard line on crime and disorder, most notably with his contentious war on drugs, ...



Trump son-in-law sought secret line to Moscow

The news comes just one day after the Post reported that FBI investigators are looking into a number of meetings between Kushner and the Kremlin as part of its investigation into Russia's interference with the 2016 election. In a letter to McCabe, Chaffetz said he is seeking to review Comey's memos and other written materials so he can "better understand" Comey's communications with the White House and attorney general's office.


Death toll in Egypt attack on Coptic Christians rises to 29

Death toll in Egypt attack on Coptic Christians rises to 29

It was in a small convoy that was stopped on a desert road near Adwa police station on the border between Minya and Beni Suef provinces. The Palestinian militant group is seeking to improve relations with neighboring Egypt . Bodies lay on the ground, some covered with black plastic sheets. The two bombings in April were claimed by Islamic State . It is reported that total of 26 people were killed in the attack.



Leaders of G7 nations begin summit in Italy

Stressing that Trump would put economic development first, Cohn also said the USA was looking forward to "robust discussions about what free and open means". Leaders attending a working lunch during the summit. President Trump is also expected to push back against a proposal by Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni for the G7 to help shoulder the burden of African refugees flooding to the shores of Sicily .


Kushner Proposed Secret Communication Channel With Russia

Kushner Proposed Secret Communication Channel With Russia

Ambassador Sergey Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow that Kushner, then President-elect Trump's son-in-law and confidant, made the proposal during a meeting on December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by USA officials.



G7 leaders reach impasse on climate, urge cyber crackdown

Other leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Emmanuel Macron , had hoped to sway the president at his first major worldwide summit. There was also continued friction over global trade, with Trump, who got elected promising to put America first, blaming multilateral commerce deals for USA trade deficits and demanding what he terms a "level playing field".