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‘Furious’ British Police Suspend Intelligence Sharing with United States Following Manchester Bombing Leaks

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER The world’s closest intelligence sharing arrangement is in jeopardy after key details and photographs from the Manchester bombing were apparently leaked by United States’s law enforcement sources to domestic journalists, leaving Manchester Police and the British Government — who are collecting and analysing the finds — “furious”. The United Kingdom has now stopped passing intelligence gathered as part of the investigation into the Manchester bombing to the United States according to claims made by the British state broadcaster BBC. While British police had discovered the identity of Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 in Manchester on Monday, the name was withheld from the media initially for operational reasons. Yet less than 24 hours after the attack took place, American newspapers citing “government sources” were able to name the attacker. Later further leaked intelligence including detailed crime scene information, and photographs of shrapnel, a backpack, and a battery were released by The New York Times. The BBC report states the “likely” culprit of the leaks are U.S. law enforcement officials who will have received access to the data through the transatlantic ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence sharing agreement, rather than the White House. The nature and speed of the leaks by these U.S. officials have caused “disbelief and astonishment” in the British government. The ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence sharing agreement, a treaty that dates back to the...

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Trump Surges in Polls During First Foreign Trip

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters by Ken Klukowski24 May 2017Washington, DC0 24 May, 201724 May, 2017 SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER President Donald Trump is apparently receiving high marks for his foreign diplomacy. Rasmussen shows an upswing in the president’s approval ratings as he travels to various hot spots around the globe to advance his foreign policy goals. Rasmussen reports the president’s approval numbers rising to 48 percent from a recent low of 43, with disapproval at 52 percent, down from 57. The poll canvasses 500 likely voters per night for a three-day rolling average, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percent. The president is currently on a five-nation trip abroad. While one location, Sicily, is part of another, Italy, despite the fact that Sicily is autonomous, the Vatican is a sovereign nation-state, and thus counts separately from Italy. He first met in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with leaders of roughly 50 Islamic nations. Trump later traveled to Israel, becoming the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem, the ancient part of the Temple Mount closest to where the Jewish temple once stood in the time of Jesus. He also met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as Palestinian leadership. The president’s final three stops are in Europe. Trump began with a visit to Rome, meeting with the Italian prime minister, and also receiving an audience...

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WaPo’s Rubin Blames Trump for GOP Candidate Body-Slamming Incident: ‘The Fish Rots From the Head’

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Wednesday on MSNBC’s “All In,” The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin said President Donald Trump was indirectly to blame for an incident involving Republican U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte in which he had allegedly body-slammed Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. Rubin pointed to Trump’s rhetoric about the media at his campaign rallies, which she said created the hostile atmosphere that inspired Gianforte’s actions. “This is absolutely stunning,” Rubin said. “First of all, that he would be threatened apparently by a meek question you heard on the audio, a very politely posed question and there are all ways of manner in which candidates say I don’t want to talk to you or go, as he initially did, go talk to my communications guy or scram. But to physically accost someone, throw them down on the floor, potentially injure them — what is wrong with this man? I mean, this is really sort of appalling, and I do want to say that there is a cost to continually berating the media.” “There is a cost to labeling these people, my — myself included, enemies, the opposition, continuing to berate them, calling on crowds to hoot and holler at them,” she continued. “You create an atmosphere in which these people are not treated like human beings, and although I’m sure the president did not intend for this particular candidate to do this,...

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GOP House Candidate Allegedly ‘Body-Slams’ Reporter Ben Jacobs

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER A reporter for the left-wing newspaper The Guardian alleged Wednesday that he was body-slammed and had his glasses broken by a Republican congressional candidate fighting for an open House seat in Montana. The alleged incident occurred Wednesday evening when Ben Jacobs — a politics reporter for the U.K.-based outlet — asked Greg Gianforte, who is running for the open House seat vacated by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, about the Congressional Budget Office score on the Republican health care plan. According to an audio recording of the incident, which took place at Gianforte’s campaign headquarters in Bozeman, Montana, Jacobs is cut off by Gianforte, who tells him: “We’ll talk to you about that later.” When Jacobs follows up, saying there may not be time later, Gianforte tells him to “talk to Shane,” apparently referring to campaign spokesman Shane Scanlon. When Jacobs attempts to ask another question, there is a loud crashing sound on the recording, followed by Gianforte yelling: “I’m sick and tired of you guys. The last guy who came in here you did the same thing. Get the hell out of here.” “The last guy did the same thing. You with the Guardian?” Gianforte says. “Yes,” an apparently stunned Jacobs replies. “And you just broke my glasses. You just body slammed me and broke my glasses.” “Get the hell out of here,” Gianforte...

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Melania Enchants Children at Italian Hospital, Visits Boy Awaiting Heart Transplant Who Then Gets Good News

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER First lady Melanie Trump visited a childrens’ hospital in Rome on Wednesday and a young boy who was waiting for a donor to be found for a heart transplant. “Upon landing in Belgium, I learned a young boy and his family who had been waiting for a heart transplant was informed that the hospital has found a donor,” Melania said in a statement. “I read a book and held hands with this special little one just a few hours ago, and now my own heart is filled with joy over this news.” Melania Trump met with children from nine different countries—including  Iraq and Nepal—who are patients at the Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital. The hospital, which is run by the Catholic Church, cares for about 600 patients and is the largest pediatric research hospital in Europe, according to Newsweek. “My visit to Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital today was very moving,” Trump said in the statement. “To spend time speaking to and coloring with children who have such a positive spirit despite illness was an amazing gift. “The time I spent with the little ones in the Intensive Care Unit is something I will never forget, and I will pray for each of them daily,” Trump said. “I want to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the hospital, who all do such beautiful and critical work.”...

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