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  • Libyan student interview

    Annesa Rameh, who lives in Manchester, is of Libyan heritage – and is at university studying to be a doctor.

  • Published on 27 May 2017

    The White House refuses to comment on reports that Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner tried to set up secret back channels with Russia during the transition. US media claims the talks took place between Mr Kushner, the short lived National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Russia’s Ambassador to the US back in December.…

  • In Manchester, police say there will be more arrests and more raids as the huge investigation into the suicide bomb attack continues. But the UK’s terror threat level has been reduced and troops will gradually be withdrawn from the streets by midnight on Monday. We are live from the city.

  • We speak to the lawyer and academic Alan Dershowitz – asking, if the reports were true, whether a secret back channel from Jared Kushner to the Russians would be a security risk.

  • Tens of thousands of people are stranded and the UK’s two biggest airports are in chaos – as British Airways announced all flights were being cancelled from Gatwick and Heathrow for the rest of today. All the president’s men – now the FBI probe into Trump’s links with Russia reaches his son-in-law. And Five days…

  • Published on 26 May 2017

    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…

  • 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…