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Tillerson: U.S. takes ‘full responsibility’ for leaks during Manchester probes

Tillerson’s remarks came during a trip to Britain to offer condolences after Monday’s suicide blast that killed 22 people – even as British leaders expressed displeasure at leaks related to the bombing investigation that they blamed on U.S. authorities.

The rare dispute with Washington’s closest intelligence partner flared Thursday when police authorities in Manchester briefly interrupted sharing information with their American counterparts.

The cooperation later resumed after President Trump assured Prime Minister Theresa May that he would crack down on leaks.

“We take full responsibility for that and we regret that that happened,” Tillerson said after a lunch meeting with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at the British diplomat’s London residence. He said that the “special relationship” with Britain would endure. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.