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  • Jared Kushner under FBI scrutiny

    In the US, the FBI’s ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election has a new person of interest – President Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner. He’s not accused of committing any crimes, but the FBI probe is focused on meetings he held in December in the weeks after the…

  • Published on 26 May 2017

    The US military has revealed that it killed three senior Islamic State officials in attacks this month. Contrary to what Jeremy Corbyn has said, a senior US Colonel has told Channel 4 News that in Iraq and Syria the war on terror is working. But as the noose tightens around IS strongholds, the number of…

  • In the last hour, the American singer Ariana Grande, who was performing at the Manchester Arena on the night of the bomb attack, has said she will perform for a benefit concert in the city to raise money for the attack victims. No date has yet been set. Tonight thousands have attended a vigil in…

  • Mohamed Abdul Malek, acting imam of the Muslim Youth Foundation in Manchester, who was born in Libya but has lived in the UK for 34 years, and Mohamed Fadil, who is also Libyan and speaks for the Libyan community in South Manchester, discuss the terror attack and bomber Salman Abedi.

  • Described as the most challenging G7 summit in years, the issues of security, trade and climate change were all at the table in Sicily. But so too was President Trump and all eyes and ears were on his stance. And his presence and reputation put a very different perspective on the event that usually prides…

  • Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas says Jeremy Corbyn is right to say Britain can reduce the terror threat through its foreign policy and the country is “to some extent, paying the price now”.

  • Closing in on the terrorist network. After raids in Manchester and beyond, police say they’ve made “immense” progress, arresting key players.

  • Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon says Jeremy Corbyn is wrong to link British foreign policy to terrorism, and responds to previous comments from Boris Johnson, who once said that while the Iraq War “didn’t create the problem of murderous Islamic fundamentalists, the war has unquestionably sharpened the resentments felt by such people”.  

  • The think-tank, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, has said both the Conservatives and the Labour Party aren’t being honest about the economic consequences of their manifesto proposals. It didn’t look at the manifestos of the Lib Dems, Ukip and other parties. The IFS warned that the Tories’ pledges to boost NHS spending may well be…

  • The election campaign got back into full swing today, with polls showing that the Conservative lead over Labour is narrowing. This morning, Jeremy Corbyn drew a link between the UKs involvement in foreign wars and terrorism at home – arguing that British foreign policy had to change. The Conservatives accused him of a “totally inappropriate…

  • Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott defends Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to link to Britain’s involvement in wars with the terror threat.

  • The police have searched 12 locations so far and will continue their operations over the weekend. They say they’ve made ‘immense progress’ in their investigation and eight men are in custody, held on suspicion of terror offences. More is emerging about the bomber, his lifestyle and his movements in the last few months.

  • The police have identified a “large part of the network” linked to the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi. They said some of their arrests – eight since Monday – are significant, as are the materials that have been found in their searches. But the UK terror threat is to remain at critical for the time being,…

  • Up to 5,000 troops could be deployed to British streets this week following the Manchester attack. Are Tory cuts to police budgets since 2010 the reason we now rely on the army? FactCheck investigates.

  • Labour would raise public spending and taxes, while the Conservatives are offering more austerity.