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British PM to cut short G7 trip after Manchester attack

British Prime Minister Theresa May will curtail her trip to the G7 summit in Italy this week following the deadly suicide attack on a Manchester concert, an official said Wednesday. Britain is on its highest terror alert level following...Show More Summary

Trump's Russia scandal: where does it stand?

Subpoenas are flying, a special prosecutor is taking the reins, and explosive revelations hit the press almost daily: the investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia is heating up. WithShow More Summary

Manchester terror attack: The victims

Twenty-two people were killed in Monday's suicide attack on a Manchester pop concert, including an eight-year-old girl, teenagers and several parents who had come to collect their children. Here are the victims named so far in what was...Show More Summary

Venezuela attorney general blames police for injuries

Venezuela's attorney general Wednesday accused the country's military police of being responsible for hundreds of injuries and the death of at least one young man during recent political unrest. Attorney general Luisa Ortega said in a public speech that 55 people have been killed so far in the unrest: 52 civilians and three police. Show More Summary

Fear stalks bomber's mosque as Manchester unites

Worshippers at the mosque that the Manchester suicide bomber is believed to have frequented said they feared a backlash Wednesday, as the city's mayor warned any attacks on Muslims would please terrorists. Elders at the Didsbury mosque,...Show More Summary

Czech president names new finance chief after weeks of crisis

Czech President Milos Zeman on Wednesday replaced the country's finance minister after weeks of political turmoil that threatend to topple the country's government, five months ahead of legislative elections. Prime Minister BohuslavShow More Summary

Manchester attack may help preserve post-Brexit security ties

The Manchester attack may boost efforts to preserve long-standing British-EU intelligence sharing following Brexit, even if some forms of cooperation are affected by Britain leaving, experts say. British Prime Minister Theresa May irked...Show More Summary

Thousands protest against Trump in 'hellhole' Brussels

Thousands of protesters carrying effigies of Donald Trump marched through Brussels on Wednesday after the US president arrived for talks with the EU and NATO. "Trump not welcome" said banners waved by the crowd, which police said numbered around 9,000. Show More Summary

Ariana Grande suspends tour after attack: managers

Pop star Ariana Grande on Wednesday suspended her tour until early June at the earliest after a deadly attack on her show in Manchester that left 22 people dead. "Due to the tragic events in Manchester, the 'Dangerous Woman' tour with...Show More Summary

As US mulls action on steel, foreign producers urge caution

Foreign steel producers on Wednesday called for prudence as the Trump administration considers possible actions to shield domestic companies from unfair imports on national security grounds. The remarks came at a public hearing as part of a Commerce Department investigation into the effects steel imports on US national security. Show More Summary

No increase in civilian deaths under Trump: US general

A top US Air Force official on Wednesday denied claims that civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria are soaring under President Donald Trump, who has given greater leeway to battlefield commanders. Airwars, a London-based collective of...Show More Summary

Italian steel magnate to end up behind bars

Italian businessman Adriano Riva, whose family owned the bankrupt Ilva steel firm, was handed a two-and-half-year term on Wednesday after transferring 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion) siphoned off from the company. Heavily indebted and short of cash, Ilva was taken over by the Italian state in 2014. Show More Summary

Toddlers among dozens dead in new Med disaster

At least 34 people including young children drowned Wednesday when they fell off an overloaded migrant vessel in the Mediterranean, where tensions are rising between aid ships and the Libyan coastguard. "There's a critical situation today. Show More Summary

South Korea 'Rasputin' daughter abandons appeal for extradition

The daughter of the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's ousted president has cancelled her appeal against extradition, a Danish court said Wednesday. Chung Yoo-Ra, the 20-year-oldShow More Summary

Ariana Grande returns to US after attack: reports

Pop star Ariana Grande has flown back to her home in Florida after a suicide attack at her concert in Manchester killed 22 people, reports said Wednesday. Britain's Daily Mail newspaper published photos of a sullen Grande, sporting sweatpants...Show More Summary

Fear and disbelief at Manchester bomber's mosque

Worshippers at the mosque that the Manchester suicide bomber is believed to have frequented reacted with disbelief on Wednesday and pointed the finger at online radicalisation. Elders at the Didsbury mosque, a Victorian former Methodist...Show More Summary

New York fines BNP Paribas $350 mn over fake currency trading

New York state bank regulators fined BNP Paribas $350 million for "illegal, unsafe and unsound" currency trading practices that included use of secret hand signals to dupe customers, officials announced Wednesday. The charges involved...Show More Summary

Iraq war made Britain prime jihadist target: expert

Britain has been a prime target for jihadist groups for nearly 15 years, beginning with Al-Qaeda and now the Islamic State group (IS) which claimed the Manchester bombing. Using explosives in a confined space is a direct throwback to...Show More Summary

Tillerson expects NATO to join anti-IS coalition

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday he expected NATO to overcome reservations and join the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition at a summit with President Donald Trump. Trump meets NATO leaders in Brussels on Thursday to...Show More Summary

Merkel-Erdogan meet likely at NATO summit: Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a NATO summit Thursday in Brussels, her spokesman said. "It is quite likely that a meeting with Turkish President Erdogan will take place on...Show More Summary

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