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Macron explains Trump handshake

"My handshake with him, it's not innocent," Macron told the Journal du Dimanche in an interview published Sunday. "It's not the alpha and the omega of politics, but a moment of truth."

The two newly-minted leaders met in Brussels on Thursday and shook hands in full view of the press.

Pool reporter Phillip Rucker of the Washington Post, who was in the room, described it:

Manchester attack: Trump condemns media leaks

They were a "grave threat to our national security", he added, and he would get to the bottom of it.

His remarks come after US media published photos from the scene of Monday night's explosion.

Salman Abedi blew himself up after a Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 adults and children and injuring 116.

Mr Trump, who is at a Nato summit in Brussels along with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, said: "These leaks have been going on for a long time."

US warship challenges China's claims with first operation under Trump

The USS Dewey sailed within 12 miles (20 kilometers) of Mischief Reef, in the Spratly Island chain, on Wednesday, in a "freedom of navigation operation," according to a US official.

While he didn't confirm details of this particular operation, Pentagon Spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis told CNN, "We operate in the Asia-Pacific region on a daily basis, including in the South China Sea."

"We operate in accordance with international law. We fly, sail, and operate wherever international law allows," he added.

Trump treads carefully between Israelis and Palestinians

In public statements made with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Trump didn't explicitly mention a two-state solution, the accepted framework for a peace deal between the two sides -- an omission which Israeli hardliners, opposed to the establishment of a Palestinian state, celebrated.

Trump 'to do everything' for Middle East peace

At talks with Mahmoud Abbas, he spoke of being gratified that the Palestinian leader had committed to taking necessary steps to "fight terrorism".

Israel and the Palestinians have not held peace talks for three years and Mr Trump acknowledges it would be "one of the toughest deals of all" to broker.

This is the last day of the US president's visit to the Middle East.

In both Gaza and the occupied West Bank, Palestinians have held protests against the trip and in support of a hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Manchester bombing: Trump calls attacker a 'loser'

"I won't call them monsters because they would like that term. I will call them losers," he said in a speech in Bethlehem.

World leaders have been sending messages of grief and solidarity to the UK city after the explosion at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.

Twenty-two people have been killed.

The French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, called on French citizens to be vigilant.

Trump was 'exhausted' when he said 'Islamic extremism'

President Donald Trump's substitution of the slightly different terms during his highly anticipated speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday might go unnoticed by the average US listener.

But the subtle change -- or slip, as the White House called it -- could mean the difference between offending Middle Eastern allies and not, a concern for any president looking to create a good first impression with a key ally on a first trip abroad.

Twitter co-founder laments US President Donald Trump's election

In an interview with The New York Times, Evan Williams says Twitter's role in Trump's populist rise is "a very bad thing".

The president has credited Twitter with his election to the highest office in the land.

When confronted with that notion, Williams said: "If it's true that he wouldn't be president if it weren't for Twitter, then yeah, I'm sorry."

The 45-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur also said the internet is obviously broken because it rewards extremes.

Trump tells Muslim leaders to drive terrorists out

Mr Trump was widely expected to use his address at the Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to soften his tone towards followers of the Muslim faith, after his recent attempts to ban tens of thousands of them from America.

Having earlier said he was not there to tell people what to do, Mr Trump did offer advice for dealing with terrorists.

"A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and drive out the extremists.

Trump in Saudi Arabia: First foreign trip starts as home troubles mount

Mr Trump and his wife Melania were greeted in the Saudi capital by King Salman on Saturday morning local time.

The eight-day trip will also take in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Brussels, the Vatican, and Sicily.

The visit comes as Mr Trump faces uproar at home following his sacking of FBI director James Comey.