UN Security Council Condemns Egypt Bus Attack

(AP) – The United Nations Security Council is condemning “in the strongest terms” the attack in Egypt on a bus carrying Coptic Christians that left at least 28 people dead and dozens injured. In a statement released Friday, the Council expressed its “deepest sympathy” and condolences to the families of the victims and emphasized that […]

Manchester Chief Notes Rise In Hate Crimes

(AP) – The police chief in Manchester says there has been an increase in reported hate crimes since the suicide bombing at a pop concert in the city. Greater Manchester Police Chief Ian Hopkins said Friday there is no place for discrimination and hatred in Manchester and urged people to report any incidents.  Hopkins said […]

Europeans Making Sales Pitch To Trump On Climate Accord

(AP) – European leaders are mounting a last-ditch effort to stop President Donald Trump from abandoning the Paris climate accord, using multiple meetings this week to sell the American leader on the global agreement to reduce carbon emissions. French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Trump at length about the climate deal during a meeting Thursday […]

Trump’s Views On Climate Change ‘evolving’

(AP) – A top White House official says President Donald Trump’s views on climate change are “evolving” as he discusses the Paris climate accord with European leaders. Economic adviser Gary Cohn says Trump discussed the Paris deal during a meeting with G-7 leaders on Friday. He says Trump “feels much more knowledgeable” on the topic […]

G-7 Ask Internet Providers To Aid Terror Fight

(AP) – Group of Seven leaders are appealing to internet providers and social media companies to join the fight against terrorism. The leaders meeting in Taormina, Sicily signed a declaration pledging to intensify the fight against terror in the wake of “the brutal attack in Manchester” that killed 22 people outside a pop music concert. […]

Duterte Tells Troops ‘You Can Arrest Any Person’

(AP) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is telling troops fighting Muslim militants for the control of southern Marawi city to use martial law powers to defeat the Islamic State group-linked extremists. Duterte said in a Friday speech to the troops in Illigan, near Marawi on southern Mindanao island, “you can arrest any person, search any […]

Sri Lankan Sex Ring In Haiti Reveals Cracks In UN System

(AP) – An AP investigation has found that the U.N. deployed thousands of Sri Lankan peacekeepers despite concerns over the country’s human rights record. Sri Lanka refuses to allow independent investigations into alleged civil war atrocities. It only recently said it investigated fewer than two dozen of the 134 peacekeepers implicated in a Haiti child […]

Tusk Predicts ‘Most Challenging’ G-7 In Years

(AP) – The chairman of the European Union’s council says there is “no doubt that this will be the most challenging G-7 summit in years.” President Donald Trump’s positions on the hot-button issues of climate change, trade and migration stand in contrast to many European leaders. And they threaten to throw a summit of the […]

Relative Says UK Bomber Called Britons Infidels

(AP) – A relative of the man suspected in the deadly Manchester concert attack says he was driven to extremism after seeing a friend fatally stabbed last year. The relative spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter and concerns for her own security.  She said 22-year-old […]