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MACRON’S MUTINY: French President TURNS on TRUMP Ahead of G7 Summit

MACRON’S MUTINY: French President TURNS on TRUMP Ahead of G7 Summit The details of the conversation come amid fears of a looming trade war over Trump's threats to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, which boiled over during the G7 summit in Canada on Saturday, according to CNN . [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Arrives in Singapore For Historic US-North Korea Summit

Donald Trump Arrives in Singapore For Historic US-North Korea Summit Later, Pompeo shared a picture of Trump speaking with the staff of the U.S. Embassy in Singapore . Kim Yong Chol, the North Korean leader's right-hand man, and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son Hui were also included in the entourage. [Full Article...]

Iran, China discuss JCPOA, all-out relations on SCO sidelines

Iran, China discuss JCPOA, all-out relations on SCO sidelines Putin also spoke of the industrialized nations, which was the G8 with Russian Federation until it was suspended from the group in 2014 when it annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine. Trump and Putin have spoken by phone eight times, according to readouts distributed by the White House. In a meeting with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of a summit of the Shanghai Coope... [Full Article...]

Al Shabaab strikes again following Friday attack that killed U.S. commando

Al Shabaab strikes again following Friday attack that killed U.S. commando In a statement, the US military said on Friday one local soldier was also wounded in the attack that also involved Somali and Kenyan forces. Al-Shabab quickly claimed responsibility for the attack on Telegram via its Shahada News Agency. About 500 USA troops are deployed in Somalia. According to one military official familiar with the attack, the Special Forces soldiers had less than a month lef... [Full Article...]

Adam Putnam: No mores lapse in background checks

Adam Putnam: No mores lapse in background checks Florida authorities have revoked hundreds of concealed carry permits after it was discovered the permittees were legally ineligible to receive their permit, but slipped through the cracks due to one state employee's negligence. He laid the blame exclusively on the employee who forgot the password had signaled the problem to another official but then failed to pursue the matter. [Full Article...]

Rouhani to SCO summit: U.S. unilateralism 'growing danger'

Rouhani to SCO summit: U.S. unilateralism 'growing danger' World leaders pose for a photo during the 18th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Qingdao, China , June 10, 2018. Canada is flatly rejecting Donald Trump's suggestion to reinstate Russian Federation in the G7, four years after it was expelled from the group of industrialized nations for annexing Ukraine's Crimea. [Full Article...]

Trump says Russia should be allowed in G-7

Trump says Russia should be allowed in G-7 The U.S. president will leave the summit Saturday morning, the White House said , just before meetings begin on climate change, energy policy and oceans. Trump was heading into a bigger controversy over trade as other G7 leaders, including host Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , have been angered over Washington's imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from allies includi... [Full Article...]

Royal newlyweds attend Queen's birthday parade

Royal newlyweds attend Queen's birthday parade See PA story ROYAL Wedding . Since her first appearance in 1981, Princess Diana also maintained royal tradition by wearing dresses with sleeves that went past her elbows during the Queen's public birthday celebration. Back in 2012, the Queen took Kate , Duchess of Cornwall , for such an "away trip", this time to Leicester at the start of her Diamond Jubilee tour marking 60 years... [Full Article...]

Legislation would legalize marijuana, expand medical pot in New Jersey

Legislation would legalize marijuana, expand medical pot in New Jersey President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to leave G-7 summit early, travel directly to Singapore Stormy Daniels's former attorney files defamation suit against her Justice Department seizes reporter's phone, email records in leak probe: report MORE said Friday that he will likely support a bipartisan bill , introduced by Sens. [Full Article...]

Democratic leader Chuck Schumer: 'We can't just be anti

Democratic leader Chuck Schumer: 'We can't just be anti Watch the exclusive interview above. A successful discharge petition requires the signatures of 218 House members. Aides and lawmakers said the March effort had to some degree succeeded, with the White House crafting exemptions for several close allies - until the administration announced those exemptions for the EU, Mexico and Canada lapsed this week. [Full Article...]

Robert Mueller’s Russia probe has a new indictee: a former Russian spy

Robert Mueller’s Russia probe has a new indictee: a former Russian spy The case now accuses both Manafort and Kilimnik, 48, of Moscow, of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice, meaning they allegedly worked together to contact two possible witnesses in Manafort's case since February. One of the charges Manafort is facing is failing to properly register as a foreign agent. "Going to the grand jury for a superseding indictment underlines how ... [Full Article...]

Five reasons why the SCO summit is important

Five reasons why the SCO summit is important The meeting took place on the sidelines of the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit, which will explore concrete ways to bolster cooperation in the fight against terrorism, extremism, and radicalisation, besides deliberating on pressing global issues. [Full Article...]

Trump Wants Russia Back in G7 Summit - Here's Russia's Response

Trump Wants Russia Back in G7 Summit - Here's Russia's Response Other G-7 leaders may also choose to be less confrontational with Trump. "But with that being said, Russian Federation should be in this meeting". Speaking on background, Canadian officials said Ottawa's position hasn't changed and they believe that Russia's illegal annexation and occupation of Crimea disqualifies Moscow from participation. [Full Article...]

No customs check at UK-Irish border

No customs check at UK-Irish border Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to take Britain out of the customs union with the EU, a step she argues is necessary so that London can strike its own trade deals around the world. The proposed United Kingdom backstop "will only be in place until the future customs arrangement can be introduced", which the government "expects" to be the end of December 2021 at the latest. [Full Article...]

'Sonic attack' fears as more United States diplomats fall ill in China

'Sonic attack' fears as more United States diplomats fall ill in China State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said "a number of individuals" had been brought to the USA but did not say how many were affected or evacuated. As per Reuters , US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed concerns over the matter which he termed as a "serious medical incident". An employee first fell sick last month in China, and now another employee, his wife and their two children... [Full Article...]

Israel to deduct from Palestinian funds for arson damages

Israel to deduct from Palestinian funds for arson damages According to Israel , the Gazan practice of "agriculture terrorism", using kites with burning objects attached to them in order to set Israeli fields and property on fire, has caused considerable damage to farmers. No Israelis have been killed. The demonstrations and violence peaked on May 14 when at least 61 Palestinians were killed in clashes as tens of thousands of Gazans protested the U.S. [Full Article...]

Man bitten by severed rattlesnake head almost dies

Man bitten by severed rattlesnake head almost dies It happened the weekend of May 27 at a home near Lake Corpus Christi. South Texas' KIII-TV reported the victim's wife said that the snake discharged "all its venom". With six rattlesnake species native to Texas, not to mention all the state's copperheads, this may serve as an important cautionary tale for other homeowners who may be faced with a venomous snake on their property. [Full Article...]

Billionaire Republican David Koch to Retire from Business AND Political Orgs

Billionaire Republican David Koch to Retire from Business AND Political Orgs His brother, Charles Koch , announced in a letter to Koch Industries employees on Tuesday that David Koch's health had been in decline since he was hospitalised last summer. That show of independence privately irritated congressional Republicans, but in a show of just how powerful the Kochs have grown, those Republicans have said little in public. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump appears for 1st time in 3 weeks

Melania Trump appears for 1st time in 3 weeks Granted, she underwent a routine surgery for a "benign kidney condition" four days later, but after that, promptly disappeared. But her Monday appearance at the White House appears to have put many of those rumors to rest. "It's her style and we just have to accept that". Did they miss the part where the first lady spent five days in the hospital? According to the White House, the firs... [Full Article...]

Search for El Fuego eruption survivors focuses on mountain hamlets

Search for El Fuego eruption survivors focuses on mountain hamlets In San Miguel Los Lotes, eight to ten feet of volcanic ash buried homes and people. The foreign ministry said disaster management agency CONRED would help determine any such request. Authorities cautiously resumed search and rescue operations Wednesday in towns and villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, with time quickly running out to find any survivors. [Full Article...]


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