Ford Motor Is Replacing Mark Fields as C.E.O.

In a shake-up reflecting the pressures on the American auto industry, Ford Motor is replacing its chief executive, Mark Fields, according to officials briefed on the move. Jim Hackett, who oversees the Ford subsidiary that works on autonomous vehicles, will take the reins from Mr. Fields. Ford plans to make an announcement on Monday morning, the officials said. More from the New York Times:Ford Moves to Trim Its Ranks as Its Chief Faces a TestKilling C.I.A. The change came less than two weeks af


In a shake-up reflecting the pressures on the American auto industry, Ford Motor is replacing its chief executive, Mark Fields, according to officials briefed on the move. Jim Hackett, who oversees the Ford subsidiary that works on autonomous vehicles, will take the reins from Mr. Fields. Ford plans to make an announcement on Monday morning, the officials said. More from the New York Times:Ford Moves to Trim Its Ranks as Its Chief Faces a TestKilling C.I.A. The change came less than two weeks af
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Ford Motor Is Replacing Mark Fields as C.E.O.

In a shake-up reflecting the pressures on the American auto industry, Ford Motor is replacing its chief executive, Mark Fields, according to officials briefed on the move.

Jim Hackett, who oversees the Ford subsidiary that works on autonomous vehicles, will take the reins from Mr. Fields. Ford plans to make an announcement on Monday morning, the officials said.

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During Mr. Fields’s three-year tenure — a period when Ford’s shares dropped 40 percent — he came under fire from investors and Ford’s board for failing to expand the company’s core auto business and for lagging in developing the high-tech cars of the future.

The change came less than two weeks after Mr. Fields was sharply criticized during the company’s annual shareholders meeting for Ford’s deteriorating financial results.


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We have a ‘rare opportunity’ to bring peace to the Middle East: Trump

President Donald Trump spoke of the potential to broker peace in the Middle East on the second stop of his first foreign visit. In an address just after Air Force One landed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Trump described a “rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people.” Speaking just before Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that, “the peace we seek (in the Middle East) is a genuine one.” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said that the “Middl


President Donald Trump spoke of the potential to broker peace in the Middle East on the second stop of his first foreign visit. In an address just after Air Force One landed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Trump described a “rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people.” Speaking just before Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that, “the peace we seek (in the Middle East) is a genuine one.” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said that the “Middl
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We have a ‘rare opportunity’ to bring peace to the Middle East: Trump

President Donald Trump spoke of the potential to broker peace in the Middle East on the second stop of his first foreign visit.

In an address just after Air Force One landed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Trump described a “rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people.” He expressed his wish to “reaffirm the unbreakable bond between the United States and the State of Israel.”

Trump pledged to fight the “evil ideology” of terrorism and “create a future of harmony, prosperity and peace.”

Trump’s two-day visit to Israel will include separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Trump also plans to visit the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem and the Western Wall, an important key Jewish holy site.

White House aides have played down expectations for significant progress on the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians during Trump’s stop, casting it as more symbolic than substantive.

Speaking just before Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that, “the peace we seek (in the Middle East) is a genuine one.” Referring to Trump’s journey from the first stop of his overseas tour, Saudi Arabia, Netanyahu added that, “I hope that one day an Israeli prime minister will be able to fly from Tel Aviv to Riyadh.”

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said that the “Middle East needs a strong United States.”

Read more:

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Trump aims to rally Muslims around the fight against terror, rejects ‘lecturing’ the Middle East


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Donald Trump arrives in Israel, will push peace process

TEL AVIV, Israel — President Donald Trump arrived in Tel Aviv on Monday, hoping to help push forward what he’s described as the “ultimate deal” — peace between Israelis and Palestinians. In his welcoming remarks to Trump, Netanyahu said “Israel’s hand is extended in peace to all of our neighbors, including the Palestinians.” “We do not have a greater friend than Donald Trump,” Netanyahu told reporters after a meeting with him at the White House in February. Monday’s flight — direct from Riyadh t


TEL AVIV, Israel — President Donald Trump arrived in Tel Aviv on Monday, hoping to help push forward what he’s described as the “ultimate deal” — peace between Israelis and Palestinians. In his welcoming remarks to Trump, Netanyahu said “Israel’s hand is extended in peace to all of our neighbors, including the Palestinians.” “We do not have a greater friend than Donald Trump,” Netanyahu told reporters after a meeting with him at the White House in February. Monday’s flight — direct from Riyadh t
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Donald Trump arrives in Israel, will push peace process

TEL AVIV, Israel — President Donald Trump arrived in Tel Aviv on Monday, hoping to help push forward what he’s described as the “ultimate deal” — peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

“Welcome, our good friend,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said while greeting Trump after he stepped off Air Force One.

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Despite the formality of the occasion, Netanyahu and Trump swapped banter on the red carpet.

“What is the protocol?” Trump asked. “Do you have any idea?”

“I think they’ll just tell us where to stand,” Netanyahu replied as they walked toward their predetermined spots to listen to the national anthem.

Trump later said he was “very, very honored” to be visiting the country, highlighting that he came “to this sacred and ancient land to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between the United States and the state of Israel.”

He added: “We have before us a rare opportunity to bring stability, security and peace to this region and its people — defeating terrorism.”

Trump’s two-day visit will include separate meetings with Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Trump also plans to visit the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem and the Western Wall, an important key Jewish holy site.

In April, Trump said he was convinced that an end to the violence was within reach.

“I want to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians,” he told Reuters a week before meeting with Abbas at the White House. “There is no reason there’s not peace between Israel and the Palestinians — none whatsoever.”

White House aides have played down expectations for significant progress on the peace process during Trump’s stop, casting it as more symbolic than substantive.

The last round of peace talks, led by then-President Barack Obama and his secretary of state, John Kerry, fell apart in 2014.

While en route to Tel Aviv, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson previewed the stop as a continuation of the president’s push for unity in the fight against terrorism, as well as an opening step in the quest for peace between Israel and Palestine.

“I think he feels like there’s a moment in time here,” Tillerson said, referring to Trump. “We have the opportunity to advance the peace discussions between the Israelis and the Palestinians … I think the president has indicated he’s willing to put his own personal efforts into this if the Israelis and the Palestinians are ready to be serious about engaging as well.”

In his welcoming remarks to Trump, Netanyahu said “Israel’s hand is extended in peace to all of our neighbors, including the Palestinians.”

Trump ran a pro-Israel campaign and his election was welcome news in Israel. The presidents decision to tap three Orthodox Jews — Ambassador David Friedman, son-in-law Jared Kushner, and adviser Jason Greenblatt — only solidified their favor.

“We do not have a greater friend than Donald Trump,” Netanyahu told reporters after a meeting with him at the White House in February.

However, from compromising Israeli intelligence to backtracking on a promise to move the U.S. Embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv to a diplomatic scuffle over the Western Wall, Israel’s once-clear support of the Trump administration is less certain.

Israel has also expressed concern about the $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia that Trump announced Saturday in Riyadh. Yuval Steinitz, a senior Cabinet minister and Netanyahu confidant, called Saudi Arabia “a hostile country” and said the deal was “definitely something that should trouble us.”

Palestinian activists are calling for a “Day of Rage” when Trump visits the West Bank on Tuesday. The demonstrations are meant to draw attention to a month-long hunger strike by hundreds of prisoners being held by Israel, and to protest what many Palestinians say is unfair U.S. support for Israel.

Trump’s first foreign trip began in Saudi Arabia and takes him, after Israel, to the Vatican for an audience with Pope Francis, to Brussels for a NATO summit and finally to Sicily for a meeting of leaders of the Group of Seven major industrial nations.

Monday’s flight — direct from Riyadh to Tel Aviv — was in itself historic. It marks the first time Air Force One was able to fly directly between the two nations, which do not have diplomatic relations.

Netanyahu said he hoped “that one day an Israeli prime minister will be able to fly from Tel Aviv to Riyadh.”


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Early movers: F, HUN, RBS, AMGN, PPG, BA, BX & more

The automaker’s new CEO will be Jim Hackett, former chief executive of Steelcase and currently chairman of the autonomous vehicles unit at Ford. Huntsman – U.S.-based Huntsman and Switzerland’s Clariant are combining in a more than $14 billion merger of specialty chemical companies. PPG Industries – Akzo Nobel shareholders are taking the Dutch paint maker to court over its rejection of a $29.5 billion takeover bid from PPG. Elliott Advisors is leading the effort to convince judges to order a pro


The automaker’s new CEO will be Jim Hackett, former chief executive of Steelcase and currently chairman of the autonomous vehicles unit at Ford. Huntsman – U.S.-based Huntsman and Switzerland’s Clariant are combining in a more than $14 billion merger of specialty chemical companies. PPG Industries – Akzo Nobel shareholders are taking the Dutch paint maker to court over its rejection of a $29.5 billion takeover bid from PPG. Elliott Advisors is leading the effort to convince judges to order a pro
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Early movers: F, HUN, RBS, AMGN, PPG, BA, BX & more

Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

Ford – CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports that the automaker will announce that it’s replaced CEO Mark Fields. The automaker’s new CEO will be Jim Hackett, former chief executive of Steelcase and currently chairman of the autonomous vehicles unit at Ford. The news comes amid profit margins at Ford that trail those of rivals and a nearly 40 percent drop in Ford’s stock price since Field took over three years ago. Ford has scheduled a news conference for 9:45 a.m. ET.

Huntsman – U.S.-based Huntsman and Switzerland’s Clariant are combining in a more than $14 billion merger of specialty chemical companies. The all-stock transaction will create a company that will be 52 percent owned by Clariant shareholders.

Royal Bank of Scotland – RBS is trying to reach a last-minute settlement with investors who sued the bank, accusing it of misleading them over a 2008 capital increase.

Amgen – The biotech company does not expect an experimental osteoporosis drug to win FDA approval this year, following a trial which showed a higher rate of heart problems.

PPG Industries – Akzo Nobel shareholders are taking the Dutch paint maker to court over its rejection of a $29.5 billion takeover bid from PPG. Elliott Advisors is leading the effort to convince judges to order a probe into alleged mismanagement by Akzo’s board.

Boeing – The jet maker signed a handful of deals with Saudi Arabia during President Trump’s weekend visit, involving the sale of military and passenger aircraft.

Berkshire Hathaway – Berkshire got a bullish mention in this weekend’s Barron’s, which said Warren Buffett’s company could see double-digit gains in its stock over the next 18 months.

Blackstone – The private equity firm and Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund announced plans to create a $40 billion infrastructure fund, investing mostly in U.S. projects.

General Electric– GE is also among the companies inking new deals in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, with GE signing $15 billion in agreements involving power, health care, and energy.

Apple – Apple is being sued for patent infringement by a small Boston-based company called Universal Secure Registry over technology used in its Apple Pay service.

Ciena –Ciena was upgraded to “buy” from “hold” at Stifel Nicolaus, which said the maker of networking equipment is in a position to benefit from improving market trends, as well as recent contract wins and possible profit margin improvements from new products.

Qualcomm – JPMorgan Chase upgraded the chip maker’ stock to “overweight” from “neutral”, citing the benefits of the soon-to-close deal to acquire NXP Semiconductors (NXPI).

Mylan – Barclays upgraded the generic drug maker’s stock to “overweight” from “equal weight, with the expected approval of a generic version of multiple sclerosis treatment Copaxone among the positive factors.


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White House 2018 budget proposal is out, and it slashes the social safety net

The White House is seeking to slash federal spending by $3.6 trillion over the next decade through steep cuts across most agencies and tough new restrictions on aid to the poor — a dramatic rethinking of the role of government in the American economy. It also includes previously announced double-digit spending cuts next fiscal year for the Environmental Protection Agency, the State Department and the Education Department, among others, and eliminates popular institutions such as the National End


The White House is seeking to slash federal spending by $3.6 trillion over the next decade through steep cuts across most agencies and tough new restrictions on aid to the poor — a dramatic rethinking of the role of government in the American economy. It also includes previously announced double-digit spending cuts next fiscal year for the Environmental Protection Agency, the State Department and the Education Department, among others, and eliminates popular institutions such as the National End
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White House 2018 budget proposal is out, and it slashes the social safety net

The White House is seeking to slash federal spending by $3.6 trillion over the next decade through steep cuts across most agencies and tough new restrictions on aid to the poor — a dramatic rethinking of the role of government in the American economy.

About half of the money — $1.7 trillion over 10 years — comes from changes to programs such as Medicaid, food stamps and federal student loans that swelled during the Great Recession and long recovery. It also includes previously announced double-digit spending cuts next fiscal year for the Environmental Protection Agency, the State Department and the Education Department, among others, and eliminates popular institutions such as the National Endowment for the Arts.

The president’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget became public Monday night.

Defense is one of the few areas slated for increased funding. The White House is requesting an additional $25 billion next fiscal year, following a similar bump in the current budget. Veterans Affairs would also get a boost next year, along with the National Nuclear Security Administration.


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Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed to spring 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch in spring 2018, piublisher Rockstar Games announced. The game, which is headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, was originally set to be released this fall. Previous Rockstar titles for PS4 and Xbox One, namely Grand Theft Auto 5, launched first on last-gen systems. To make up for the delay, Rockstar Games promised fans of the Western action series two things: that there would be “more details about the game this summer” and a selection of new screenshots to check


Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch in spring 2018, piublisher Rockstar Games announced. The game, which is headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, was originally set to be released this fall. Previous Rockstar titles for PS4 and Xbox One, namely Grand Theft Auto 5, launched first on last-gen systems. To make up for the delay, Rockstar Games promised fans of the Western action series two things: that there would be “more details about the game this summer” and a selection of new screenshots to check
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Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed to spring 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch in spring 2018, piublisher Rockstar Games announced. The game, which is headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, was originally set to be released this fall.

“This outlaw epic set across the vast and unforgiving American heartland will be the first Rockstar game created from the ground up for the latest generation of console hardware, and some extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans,” the company said in a post.

Previous Rockstar titles for PS4 and Xbox One, namely Grand Theft Auto 5, launched first on last-gen systems.

To make up for the delay, Rockstar Games promised fans of the Western action series two things: that there would be “more details about the game this summer” and a selection of new screenshots to check out. You can browse through those below.

Details are scarce about the long-awaited sequel to Red Dead Redemption, although we do know that it will have exclusive content on PS4.


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Tuesday’s markets are watching Trump overseas and his budget at home, plus housing data and Fed speakers

Traders are also watching President Trump’s overseas trip to the Middle East and Europe. Clifton said it’s unusual for a president to be traveling overseas when their budget is introduced. Sinche said Trump could start to win back some confidence if his meetings overseas go well. Comey reportedly has said Trump asked him to end the investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security advisor. The Trump budget is expected to include a $54 billion bump in defense spending.


Traders are also watching President Trump’s overseas trip to the Middle East and Europe. Clifton said it’s unusual for a president to be traveling overseas when their budget is introduced. Sinche said Trump could start to win back some confidence if his meetings overseas go well. Comey reportedly has said Trump asked him to end the investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security advisor. The Trump budget is expected to include a $54 billion bump in defense spending.
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Tuesday's markets are watching Trump overseas and his budget at home, plus housing data and Fed speakers

Traders are also watching President Trump’s overseas trip to the Middle East and Europe. Trump visited Saudi Arabia over the weekend and was in Tel Aviv on Monday where he said his visit to Israel was a rare opportunity to “bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people.”

“This is just standard fare. When things are going poorly at home, presidents seem to book it overseas,” said McCarthy. Trump heads to Europe, where he will attend the G-7 leaders meeting at the end of the week.

Clifton said it’s unusual for a president to be traveling overseas when their budget is introduced. The budget is usually something the president spends time promoting.

Stocks closed higher as traders looked past the controversies surrounding Trump at home and bid up defense stocks and other stocks benefiting from deals with Saudi Arabia.

“He’s having a good trip so far. He’s stayed on script,” said Bob Sinche, chief global strategist at Amherst Pierpont. Sinche said Trump could start to win back some confidence if his meetings overseas go well.

Trump’s troubles have hit the dollar, at the same time the euro is surging on an improved view of the euro zone. The dollar index is now down 0.9 percent since the election, after being up more than 6 percent in early January. But the air needs to clear around the investigation into Trump’s campaign’s ties to Russia before the dollar takes off again, Sinche said. He said it could also be helped by the Fed raising interest rates, but it would really improve if it seemed that tax reform was becoming a priority in Washington.

Former FBI director James Comey is expected to testify before Congress on the investigation after the Memorial Day holiday, and some strategists say the dollar could be stuck until then. Comey reportedly has said Trump asked him to end the investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security advisor. On Monday evening, the Washington Post quoted sources saying that Trump asked two top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against the FBI investigation.

The stock market has held up despite a sell-off last week, and Clifton said there could still be policy positives even with the investigation. “We think the Comey stuff is serious. But at the end of the day, I can’t be on the sidelines if a $200 billion infrastructure plan is going to be put on the table. That could be tomorrow, it could be in two weeks,” said Clifton. The strategist also said Republicans could be galvanized to push tax reform because of the White House’s troubles, opposite of what many in the markets think.

The Trump budget is expected to include a $54 billion bump in defense spending. One example of how the budget would raise funds would be to allow states to require more work in exchange for food stamps.

“It’s the beginning of the process and everyone knows this is a place holder,” Clifton said.

Watch: What’s at stake in Trump’s visit to Israel


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Pokémon woodblock prints are beautiful — and pricey

Now in stock at the American Pokémon Center shop are a pair of beautiful, handcrafted woodblock prints. The Pokémon Company broke down the process in its news release about the new items. “The result is a remarkable woodblock print in full color.”That certainly describes these works, each one inspired both by a classic ukiyo-e and some first-generation Pokémon. These are online exclusives, so Pokémon fans can pick them up through the Pokémon Center. At $450 each, the woodblock prints are the mos


Now in stock at the American Pokémon Center shop are a pair of beautiful, handcrafted woodblock prints. The Pokémon Company broke down the process in its news release about the new items. “The result is a remarkable woodblock print in full color.”That certainly describes these works, each one inspired both by a classic ukiyo-e and some first-generation Pokémon. These are online exclusives, so Pokémon fans can pick them up through the Pokémon Center. At $450 each, the woodblock prints are the mos
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Pokémon woodblock prints are beautiful — and pricey

Now in stock at the American Pokémon Center shop are a pair of beautiful, handcrafted woodblock prints. For fans of the traditional Japanese art style ukiyo-e, these Pokémon-themed pieces are an easy sell — except for the fact that picking up the set will put you back $900.

The price makes sense when considering just how these prints are made. The Pokémon Company broke down the process in its news release about the new items.

“An artist draws the image, which a sculptor painstakingly carves into a series of wooden boards (one for each color of ink used), and is finished with a printer using those boards to create a layered print matching the original art,” according to the company. “The result is a remarkable woodblock print in full color.”

That certainly describes these works, each one inspired both by a classic ukiyo-e and some first-generation Pokémon. “Port of Vermillion City” mashes up one work with around two dozen Pokémon, ranging from Pikachu to Charizard.

The second, “Silence Bridge,” is inspired by a piece that in turn references a 12th-century samurai battle. It’s got Pikachu and Snorlax squaring off, turning the original centerpiece fight into another memorable duel.

These are online exclusives, so Pokémon fans can pick them up through the Pokémon Center. At $450 each, the woodblock prints are the most expensive items that the store has to offer. They’d look really nice in our living rooms, and we’ve got a birthday coming up — just saying.


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22 dead in suicide attack after Ariana Grande concert in UK

At least 22 people were killed and about 59 others were injured in what British Prime Minister Theresa May called “an appalling attack” after an Ariana Grande concert Monday night at Manchester Arena in England, authorities said. A senior White House official told NBC News that President Donald Trump, who is on a visit to Jerusalem, had been briefed on the incident. Multiple senior U.S. law enforcement officials briefed by British authorities told NBC News that forensic evidence at the scene — i


At least 22 people were killed and about 59 others were injured in what British Prime Minister Theresa May called “an appalling attack” after an Ariana Grande concert Monday night at Manchester Arena in England, authorities said. A senior White House official told NBC News that President Donald Trump, who is on a visit to Jerusalem, had been briefed on the incident. Multiple senior U.S. law enforcement officials briefed by British authorities told NBC News that forensic evidence at the scene — i
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22 dead in suicide attack after Ariana Grande concert in UK

At least 22 people were killed and about 59 others were injured in what British Prime Minister Theresa May called “an appalling attack” after an Ariana Grande concert Monday night at Manchester Arena in England, authorities said.

Greater Manchester Police said the incident was being treated as terrorism. A senior White House official told NBC News that President Donald Trump, who is on a visit to Jerusalem, had been briefed on the incident.

Police said the explosion took place outside the arena, which is near the Manchester Victoria transit station, as the concert ended at about 10:35 p.m. local time (5:35 p.m. ET), catching people as they exited.

Ian Hopkins, chief constable of the Greater Manchester Police, said investigators were coordinating with British intelligence. “This is clearly a very concerning time for everyone,” he said at a brief news conference early Tuesday. At a later press conference on Tuesday, Hopkins said that police believe the attack was carried out by one man who had an improvised explosive device and who also died in the bombing. He added that children were among those killed in the blast.

Multiple senior U.S. law enforcement officials briefed by British authorities told NBC News that forensic evidence at the scene — including a body found at the blast site — indicated a suicide attack. British and U.S. law enforcement officials said they believed they had tentatively identified the bomber.

U.S. officials said initial reports indicated that some of the casualties might have been caused by a stampede of concert-goers.

“My thoughts are with the victims and the families of those affected in what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack,” May said in a brief statement.

A representative of Ariana Grande said the singer, who has millions of young fans around the world, was not hurt. Likewise, Bianca Landrieu, the Boston hiphop star known as Bia, who also performed, tweeted: “Guys we are okay!!!”

In a statement, Scooter Braun, Grande’s manager, thanked “Manchester’s first responders, who rushed towards danger to help save lives.”

“We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families and all those affected in your hearts and prayers,” he said.


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Britain suspends election campaign after suspected attack

Britain’s political parties have agreed to suspend election campaigning until further notice following an explosion in Manchester that killed at least 22 people at a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande. May said earlier that the incident in the northern English city was being treated as a terrorist attack and that authorities were working to establish the details of the blast. “I am horrified by the horrendous events in Manchester last night,” Corbyn said. “My thoughts are with families and fri


Britain’s political parties have agreed to suspend election campaigning until further notice following an explosion in Manchester that killed at least 22 people at a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande. May said earlier that the incident in the northern English city was being treated as a terrorist attack and that authorities were working to establish the details of the blast. “I am horrified by the horrendous events in Manchester last night,” Corbyn said. “My thoughts are with families and fri
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Britain suspends election campaign after suspected attack

Britain’s political parties have agreed to suspend election campaigning until further notice following an explosion in Manchester that killed at least 22 people at a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande.

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, said in a statement that he had spoken to Prime Minister Theresa May and had agreed that all national campaigning for the June 8 election would be suspended.

May said earlier that the incident in the northern English city was being treated as a terrorist attack and that authorities were working to establish the details of the blast.

“I am horrified by the horrendous events in Manchester last night,” Corbyn said. “My thoughts are with families and friends of those who have died and been injured.”

Initial signs pointed to a suicide bomber as the cause of the blast, said two U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.


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