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Duterte says he may expand martial law ‘throughout the country’ in fight against ISIS – CNN

(CNN)Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said his martial law declaration for the country’s restive south could be expanded “throughout the country” in order to combat the rise of ISIS. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/05/18/china-growing-power-influencing-philippines-mckenzie-pkg.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘international’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_33′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170518173835-china-growing-power-influencing-philippines-mckenzie-pkg-00015211-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170518173835-china-growing-power-influencing-philippines-mckenzie-pkg-00015211-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170518173835-china-growing-power-influencing-philippines-mckenzie-pkg-00015211-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170518173835-china-growing-power-influencing-philippines-mckenzie-pkg-00015211-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170518173835-china-growing-power-influencing-philippines-mckenzie-pkg-00015211-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170518173835-china-growing-power-influencing-philippines-mckenzie-pkg-00015211-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170518173835-china-growing-power-influencing-philippines-mckenzie-pkg-00015211-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = […]

Britain says Manchester bomber ‘likely’ had accomplices as focus turns to Libya visits – Washington Post

Britain says Manchester bomber ‘likely’ had accomplices as focus turns to Libya visits – Washington Post

MANCHESTER, England — Britain’s domestic security chief said Wednesday it was “likely” that the bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue was not acting alone, underscoring the expanded security measures as the nation’s threat level was raised to its highest point. Home Secretary Amber Rudd did not provide details on possible associates of the […]

Pope welcomes Trump at the Vatican despite past disagreements – Washington Post

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis welcomed President Trump here Wednesday morning to the cradle of Roman Catholicism, delivering a message of peace even as he stands as the world’s moral counter to the new American president’s nationalist agenda. The two men met in the pope’s private study for nearly half an hour, joined only by […]

Duterte Calls on Philippines to Support His Declaration of Martial Law – New York Times

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Court Ruling Could Make Taiwan First Place in Asia to Legalize Gay Marriage – New York Times

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Trump tells Duterte of two US nuclear subs in Korean waters: NYT – Reuters

MANILA U.S. President Donald Trump told his Philippine counterpart that Washington has sent two nuclear submarines to waters off the Korean peninsula, the New York Times said, comments likely to raise questions about his handling of sensitive information. Trump has said “a major, major conflict” with North Korea is possible because of its nuclear and […]

The Latest on the Ariana Grande Concert Bombing in Manchester – New York Times

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President Trump Condemns ‘Horrible Morning of Death’ in UK – New York Times

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On her first official trip, Melania Trump is dressed for control and containment – Washington Post

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, in a leather Herve Pierre skirt, board Marine One to begin their first foreign trip. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Melania Trump this week is in the midst of that awkward activity of being first lady. Accompanying her husband on his debut foreign trip, her role is mostly to […]

Trump and the Fifth Amendment: It’s complicated – Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is fickle about the Fifth. In 1990, he invoked his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination by refusing to answer 97 questions in a divorce deposition. But last year, he ripped into Hillary Clinton aides repeatedly for exercising the same privilege during the congressional investigation into her private email server. “The […]