Thursday, May 25, 2017

World News Briefs -- May 25, 2017 (Evening Edition)

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May react during a ceremony at the new NATO headquarters before the start of a summit in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Reuters: Trump condemns leaks after UK police briefly halt information sharing

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that "deeply troubling" leaks to U.S. media about the Manchester suicide bombing would be investigated, after irate British police briefly stopped sharing information with U.S. agencies.

Prime Minister Theresa May raised British concerns with Trump at a NATO summit in Brussels, telling him intelligence shared between their two countries had to remain secure, in a rare public show of dissatisfaction with Britain's closest security ally.

After a suspension that lasted about a day, Britain's most senior counter terrorism officer said late on Thursday that the police had resumed sharing information with the United States after receiving "fresh assurances".

Trump had called the leaks "deeply troubling".

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US air strike on IS killed 105 civilians in Iraq's Mosul.

Iraqi forces release videos countering claims of abuse.

Syrian army advances south toward rebel-held area.

Iran says has built third underground missile factory.

Hezbollah says unfazed by US, Saudi 'threats'.

UN alarm over conditions for Palestinian prisoners.

Gaza’s Hamas rulers put to death 3 accused of killing member.

Merkel threatens to pull troops from Turkey's Incirlik military base.

Turkey’s leader confronted by France, Germany at NATO summit.

Qatar says it is victim of hostile US media campaign.


U.S. warship drill meant to defy China's claim over artificial island -officials. Official: At least 13 soldiers killed in south Afghanistan.

Afghan plane forced to fly back after angry MPs miss flight.

Philippines deploys top commandoes, attack helicopters to retake city from Islamist rebels. Philippines army rescues 78 hostages, kills 13 ISIS-linked terrorists – military. Thousands of residents flee Marawi as insurgents battle Philippines troops, raise Islamic State flag.

NATO troop increase plan draws criticism in Afghanistan.

South China Sea: US warship sails within 12 miles of China-claimed reef.

Bangladesh jails high-profile Islamist leader.

Jakarta bombing linked to Islamic State, Indonesian police say.

Myanmar to deport Turkish family amid crackdown fears.


Rescuers pull 2,300 migrants, two dead from Mediterranean.

Libya: breeding and training ground for jihadists.

Libya says working closely with Britain over concert attack.

Militants kill Egyptian police officer in Sinai Peninsula.

Suspected jihadists wreck Mali primary school.

Libyan coastguard opens fire at migrant boats: NGOs.

Five Kenyan police killed in roadside bomb attack.

Nigeria-Cameroon joint efforts to fight piracy.

Tunisian businessmen arrested in 'war on corruption'.

Rwanda: Elections 'will not be rigged'.

Sisi's Egypt cracks down on news websites.


Macron to win absolute parliament majority next month, poll shows.

Greek ex-PM Lucas Papademos injured in car blast. Greek ex-premier Lucas Papademos wounded in Athens bombing.

NATO leaders meet under intense Trump pressure on spending.

Trump meets with EU officials in Brussels ahead of NATO summit.

Facing fuming British prime minister, Trump vows to plug leaks.

Macron out-Trumps Trump in handshake duel before NATO summit.

UK bomber said to have told mother ‘Forgive me’ before blast.

Information leaked in US affects Manchester bomb probe.

Obama in Berlin for landmark church assembly. Barack Obama tells Berlin audience: ‘We can’t hide behind a wall’.


Trump tells Nato allies to pay up. Trump chastises NATO, vows to crackdown on leaks.

Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban.

Foreign meetings omitted from Sessions' security clearance.

Republican candidate charged with assault after 'body-slamming' Guardian reporter.

Canada's Trudeau seeks reset as agenda lags, rivals regroup.

Venezuelan student killed by National Guard tear gas canister.

Venezuela prosecutor says security forces killed student.

Embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer deploys troops to streets. Brazil protests: Temer revokes decree deploying troops in Brasilia.

President Lenin Moreno takes office in Ecuador.

Expect above-average Atlantic hurricane season, US forecasters say.


Trump, at NATO, vows unwavering fight against terrorism.

Trump talks counter-terrorism with EU, NATO leaders.

NATO to 'formally join' anti-ISIL coalition.

Father of Manchester bomb suspect 'was in militant group'.


S&P 500 hits record high after upbeat retail results.

OPEC agrees to extend oil production cut for nine months. OPEC extends cuts in oil output by nine months. denies exploiting users' DNA.

Private firm launches rocket from New Zealand.

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