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Week in pictures: From Manchester attack to Trump visit

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including an attack in Manchester and Trump's first foreign trip.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Russia's UN ambassador to take job in summer

MOSCOW " A top diplomat says a new Russian ambassador to the United Nations will take his post soon.Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov confirmed ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

U.K. police make new arrest in Manchester bombing investigation

Seven other men are in custody in connection with blast that killed 22 people

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Previewing Mongolia's Presidential Election

In one month, Mongolians head to the polls. Here's what you need to know about the presidential race.

- The Diplomat - US

Minister Katz: EU chutzpah and hypocrisy

Transportation Minister slams EU representative in Israel for organizing boycott of tour of new train route due to small section in Area C.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Oil prices manage soft rebound after Thursday's slump

Crude oil prices staged a soft recovery in early Friday trading as better-than-expected growth in the U.S. economy brought some players back to the ...

- UPI - US

Hungary sees no reason to change law affecting Soros school

BUDAPEST, Hungary " Hungary's government says it sees no reason to alter its recently amended education law which could force a university founded by ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Ask and you shall receive - how a Kiwi got an invitation to the Queen's garden party

Los Angeles-based Kiwi Greg Agnew has taken advantage of what is possibly a little known perk of being a New Zealander to get an invitation to one of ...

- Stuff - NZ

YOU'RE FIRED at last! Katie Hopkins is sacked by LBC after final solution' tweet

She may have avoided a firing on The Apprentice, but she couldn't get out of this one. Remember when Katie Hopkins wasn't a notorious radical hate ...

- New Statesman - UK

Daughter to bury father missing for 50 years in Vietnam

A daughter who has worked for more than half a century on getting her father's remains recovered from Vietnam after his Navy plane was shot down there ...

- The Hindu - IN

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- The Week - US

'Queen of Cashmere' Laura Biagiotti dies, aged 73

The pioneering Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti, who boldly marketed her signature cashmere clothing in the Far East, has passed away in Rome.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Manchester bombing: New raids amid fears of second bomb

Eight people are custody in connection with Monday's attack.         


Monsoon rains kill at least 25 in Sri Lanka

Landslides and floods killed at least 25 people and left another 42 missing in Sri Lanka following heavy monsoon rains on Friday, the Disaster ...

- Times Of India - IN

UK security minister says no specific threat to public this weekend

LONDON - British emergency services are prepared for possible attacks on public events over an upcoming holiday weekend but have no information on ...

- Reuters - US

Israeli police: US tycoon questioned in Netanyahu probe

JERUSALEM " Israeli police say U.S. casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has been questioned as part of a corruption probe involving Prime Minister Benjamin ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

GOP candidate who scuffled with reporter wins Montana election

Republican Greg Gianforte won a special election for Montana's open U.S. House seat a day after being cited for assaulting a reporter, for which he ...

- UPI - US

26 dead as gunmen open fire on bus headed to church

Unidentified gunmen in Egypt opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians, killing several people, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported, citing ...

- CNN Top Stories - US

UPS ordered to pay $247M fine for shipping untaxed cigarettes

A federal judge in New York City assessed a $247 million penalty against United Parcel Service Inc. for illegally shipping cigarettes.

- UPI - US

Egypt: 23 killed in attack on Coptic Christians

More than 20 Coptic Christians have been killed in an attack on buses in central Egypt. Islamist militants have carried out a series of deadly attacks ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Ambulance taking man home crashes on road, killing patient

DUANESBURG, N.Y. " Authorities say an ambulance transporting a man home has crashed on an upstate New York road, killing the patient.The Schenectady ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Taking back control... in the workplace

It's time to reboot dignity and respect at work, says Frances O'Grady, general secretary of the TUC Jess* lives in a small town in the north-west and ...

- New Statesman - UK

Prime Minister Theresa May: UK threat level to remain at 'critical' level, public should be vigilant

LONDON " Prime Minister Theresa May: UK threat level to remain at 'critical' level, public should be vigilant.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Masked gunmen attack bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt, killing at least 26

Masked gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least 26 people, including children, ...

- - US

Commons Confidential: Gaffe-tastic Johnson, a missing Osborne, and a bit of May-hem

Plus rumours that Sir Keir Call Me Mr' Starmer will throw his flat cap into the next Labour Party leadership contest. Unlike Theresa May, the ...

- New Statesman - UK

Manchester police chief says authorities searching homes after 'significant' arrests

MANCHESTER, England " Manchester police chief says authorities searching homes after 'significant' arrests.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ | Struggle stalwarts' open letter to the ANC NEC - read in full

The ANC, dear comrades, is falling apart as you meet and the country, supporters and members of the ANC are looking for leadership that must and ...

- - ZA

Trump and other leaders clash on trade, climate at G7

TAORMINA, Italy - Leaders from the world's major industrialized nations began talks on Friday at a G7 summit in Sicily which is expected to expose ...

- Reuters - US

'Basically a sh*thead': Ex-Jared Kushner employee explains why he's unqualified to hold any job

President Donald Trump has put son-in-law Jared Kushner in charge of several very important initiatives, including bringing peace to the Middle East, ...

- The Raw Story - US | SA Insider Guide: Weekend festivities across SA

Check out what is happening in your favourite cities this weekend from 26 - 28 May.

- - ZA | IPID launches urgent application against police chief

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has launched an urgent High Court application against the acting police commissioner, in a bid to ...

- - ZA

US says China realizes it has limited time to negotiate with North Korea

China has come to the realization that it has limited time to rein in North Korea's nuclear program through negotiations and is open to further ...

- GMA News - PH

Trump joins G7 summit on climate, trade and terrorism

There are four new faces as G7 leaders meet in Italy for a highly anticipated summit to be dominated by trade, climate and security. The leaders are ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Pivotal Vietnam balances U.S. and China amid Trump uncertainty

HANOI - Vietnam could hardly have asked for more: a U.S. warship challenging Chinese claims in the South China Sea, a meeting at the White House and ...

- Reuters - US

Jeremy Corbyn's speech on terrorism will do him more good than harm

The Labour leader's criticism of police cuts and western foreign policy will resonate with voters. The election campaign, if there was any doubt, has ...

- New Statesman - UK

Will it be Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk who is proved right on space exploration?

There are both optimistic and pessimistic visions of our future in space. In the opening pages of his seminal 1988 work A Brief History of Time, ...

- New Statesman - UK | Does Duduzane Zuma know what he's doing?

One cannot help but wonder whether Duduzane Zuma has an idea of how it will all end for him when his father's shadowy state finally crumbles, writes ...

- - ZA

Who is really responsible for deadly refugee journeys?

The EU should stop blaming NGOs for saving lives at sea and start tackling the problems that force people to migrate.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Why Are South Korean Politics So Messy?

Exploring the six enduring features of Korean politics.

- The Diplomat - US

Can we morally justify rape dramas like the BBC's Three Girls?

Violence against women and girls is often read as gripping' or compelling' in both fiction and non-fictional narratives. Last week, over three ...

- New Statesman - UK

Heavy rains cause deadly landslides in Sri Lanka

Roads flooded and houses buried as Rain-triggered mudslides kill at least 23 people in different parts of Sri Lanka.

- Al Jazeera - QA

More risk - more money?

What level of risk is best for you, and what options are there for conservative investors?

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Beijing on the China-U.S. Trade Relationship: It's All Good

China's assessment of the trade relationship with the U.S.: The imbalance isn't that bad, job losses at U.S. steel mills aren't China's fault and ...

- Wall Street Journal - US

Airstrikes on Islamic State-held town in Syria kill scores of civilians, monitoring group says

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said residents had identified the aircraft as belonging to the U.S.-led coalition.

- Washington Post - US

Our Beautiful Planet

Take a walk in a Berlin park or woodland right now and you'll be met with the familiar, overpowering fragrance of wild garlic. Did you know you can ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Trump slams Germany's US trade surplus as 'bad'

During meetings with EU leaders, US President Donald Trump threatened to curb the sale of millions of German cars in the US. In comments leaked to ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

The solution to America's health-care problem is obvious: Medicare. For. All.

There is real momentum on the American left toward moving to a single-payer, Medicare-for-all health-care system. With Republicans busy trying to pass ...

- The Week - US

Terror banner, flags wave unhindered in Israeli town

PLO flags wave and banner glorifies convicted terrorists in public space of northern Israeli Arab town of Kfar Kana.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

23 reportedly killed in attack on bus carrying Christians

Coptic Christians' bus was ambushed by unidentified gunmen on road to monastery south of Egyptian capital


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