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Theresa May promises to protect mosques after Finsbury Park attack

Theresa May has promised extra police resources to protect mosques in the run-up to Eid, amid a quick response to the Finsbury Park attack in which she visited the scene and spoke to local people within hours of it taking place.<p>The official reaction to the attack in north London was notably quicker …

Extremism

World Awaits Trump Decision on U.S. Future in Paris Accord

WASHINGTON — Momentous arguments inside the West Wing over the future of the Paris climate accord became a messy public spectacle on Wednesday, with some aides saying that President Trump had decided to abandon the landmark global warming agreement while others insisted that no decision had been …

Foreign Policy

Flynn to hand over documents in response to Senate panel’s subpoena

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn will hand over documents and records to the Senate Intelligence Committee in response to a set of subpoenas for information from his businesses and personal files related to the committee’s probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, …

UK police stop passing Manchester bombing information to US over leaks

British police have stopped sharing evidence from the investigation into the terror network behind the Manchester bombing with the United States after a series of leaks left investigators and the government furious.<p>The ban is limited to the Manchester investigation only. British police believe the …

Surveillance

Venezuela: Mass rally, violent clashes in 50th day of protests

<b>(CNN) —</b> Massive demonstrations, violence and a rising death toll marked 50 consecutive days of anti-government protests in Venezuela.<p>Hundreds marched on Saturday along Caracas's Francisco Fajardo highway, one of city's major routes, while some flanked a gigantic sign that read "Elections Now" over …

Venezuela

Health care fight lessons could complicate GOP tax push

The health care debate taught some Republicans they could could force leadership to back down if they held out long enough — a strategy that could be replicated on taxes.<p>House Republicans proved during their Obamacare repeal debate that a few stubborn members could withhold support just long enough …

Besieged at home, Trump sets off for 'do-or-die' foreign trip

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Given his current political fortunes, if President Donald Trump's crucial first foreign trip passes off without a disaster, it will be considered a success.<p>The President embarked on a journey Friday to Saudi Arabia, Israel and global summits in Italy and Belgium, after one of the …

Exclusive: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the …

Defiant Trump says he had 'absolute right' to share information with Russia

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday he had the right to share information with Russia related to terrorism and other issues, his first public response to the revelation he disclosed classified information at an Oval Office meeting last week.<p>"As President I wanted to share …

Donald Trump

Huge cyberattack ebbs as investigators work to find culprits

NEW YORK (AP) — The global cyberattack that took computer files hostage appeared to slow on Monday as authorities worked to catch the extortionists behind it — a difficult task that involves searching for digital clues and following the money.<p>Among their findings so far: The first suggestions of a …

Cybersecurity

Controversial missile defense shield operational in South Korea

A U.S. antimissile defense system recently installed in South Korea is now operational, a U.S. official said Monday, in the latest sign of an enhanced U.S. response to threats from North Korea.<p>The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss military operations overseas, said the …

Scientists investigate large number of humpback whale deaths

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Government scientists launched an investigation Thursday into an unusually large number of humpback whale deaths from North …

White House unveils dramatic plan to overhaul tax code in major test for Trump

President Trump’s call for a dramatic overhaul of the tax code sets in motion his most ambitious legislative initiative to date, testing whether he can cut the deal of his life on an issue that has long bedeviled Washington.<p>On Wednesday, Trump issued a one-page outline for changes to the tax code, …

Finance

North Korea preparing for nuclear test, satellite images suggest

North Korea is making preparations for a nuclear test in a show of defiance towards Donald Trump, who has not ruled out military action to pressure the regime into abandoning its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.<p>Japanese warships to join US fleet near North Korea as tensions …

North Korea

Putin meets with Tillerson in Russia as Syria rift deepens

<b>(CNN) —</b> US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that relations with Moscow are at a low point after meetings in Russia that seemed to do little to bridge a deepening diplomatic divide over a chemical attack in Syria.<p>Relations are "at a low point, there is a low level of trust between our …

Middle East

Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record

President Trump on Tuesday took the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor’s environmental record, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions.<p>The sweeping executive order — which the president signed with great fanfare in the Environmental …

Fossil Fuels

Senior House Democrat says Republicans short of votes on healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday it was clear Republicans were falling short in their effort to secure votes to pass their healthcare bill, and said he doubted they would succeed.<p>"Clearly, they don't have the votes now because the …

Egyptian newspaper: Sisi to meet Trump in Washington next month

The Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, will meet Donald Trump in Washington next month, Egypt’s leading state-owned newspaper said on Sunday.<p>'That's not how it works': Trump's grasp of Nato questioned<p>Read more<p>Al-Ahram said in a front-page report the two leaders will meet during the first week …

Donald Trump