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White House Plans Trump Putin Summit White House Plans Trump Putin Summit
- June 03, 2018

President Donald Trump talk during the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, on November 11, 2017. Gordon write that though the meeting might help ease tensions between the USA and Russian Federation, the main goal would not be any sort of grand bargain but instead to make progress negotiating on specific issues, such as Syria and Ukraine. (more...)
Venezuela begins releasing 39 jailed opposition activists Venezuela begins releasing 39 jailed opposition activists
- June 03, 2018

Rodriguez said the jailed activists will be freed in groups because "due to [logistics] it is not possible to release everyone on the same day". According to rights group Foro Penal, there are about 350 political prisoners in Venezuela - a figure the Maduro government disputes. (more...)
Man killed when vehicle drives onto ballfield, woman charged Man killed when vehicle drives onto ballfield, woman charged
- June 03, 2018

The vehicle then struck a closed gate and sped toward the open main gate. Police charged 51-year-old Carol Sharrow with manslaughter . According to the Sanford Police Department, 68-year-old Douglas Parkhurst succumbed to his injuries after being rushed to a nearby hospital. (more...)
At odds with allies over tariffs at G7 meeting
- June 03, 2018

But we see no sign of that in this action today by the United States administration". All three have said they will strike back with tariffs on United States exports and suggested they may coordinate their actions in a bid to bring the USA administration back to negotiations. (more...)
Psychiatrist in JonBenét Ramsey case among 4 people killed in Arizona Psychiatrist in JonBenét Ramsey case among 4 people killed in Arizona
- June 03, 2018

Hoster could not confirm details about the victim or the office. Witnesses heard a loud argument and gunfire Thursday outside Dr. Steven Pitt's office in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, police say. Hoster did not identify the victim, who was discovered by someone known to him. Officers, meanwhile, followed a blood trail back to the business and found the other woman. (more...)
Abortion pills to be distributed at Belfast pro-choice rally Abortion pills to be distributed at Belfast pro-choice rally
- June 03, 2018

They led her away from the centre of the event and a tense stand-off ensued, with many campaigners gathering around her, insisting that she should not be arrested. Mr Wells said Mrs May would "endanger" her confidence and supply deal with the DUP at Westminster if she moved to change abortion laws in the region. (more...)
Agriculture caught in US-China trade dispute Agriculture caught in US-China trade dispute
- June 03, 2018

America's traditional allies are desperately seeking new friends as Donald Trump hails the leaders of North Korea and China instead, but may have to rely on themselves to ride out the storm. Trump also has threatened to raise tariffs on an additional $100 billion of Chinese goods, but gave no indication this week whether that would go ahead. (more...)
Cops got DNA of suspected 'Golden State Killer' from tissue Cops got DNA of suspected 'Golden State Killer' from tissue
- June 02, 2018

Investigators zeroed in on DeAngelo by using genealogical websites to identify potential relatives of the killer based on DNA collected at a crime scene. After four decades of hunting for the Golden State Killer, a pivotal piece of evidence that may have sealed the case was DNA evidence secretly lifted from the suspect's auto door at a Hobby Lobby parking lot in Roseville, Calif., reports the Los Angeles Times . (more...)
Trump’s growing trade war could hit Bay State hard Trump’s growing trade war could hit Bay State hard
- June 02, 2018

The dragging on of the NAFTA talks was a key reason behind the US move to target Canada and Mexico, but given the importance of that trade agreement to the continent's economy, neither USA neighbour was deterred. Congressional midterms follow in the fall. But he exempted Canada, Mexico and the European Union to buy time for negotiations - a reprieve that expired at midnight Thursday. (more...)
Melania Trump's absence continues, skipping Camp David weekend Melania Trump's absence continues, skipping Camp David weekend
- June 02, 2018

Roosevelt and enjoyed by first families ever since. Recently, we haven't seen any pictures or videos of Melania working on any of her projects, and it is leading to questions about her week-long stay in the hospital and extended recovery time for an easy procedure that is supposed to have a quick recovery. (more...)
Catalan leader calls for talks with new Spain PM Catalan leader calls for talks with new Spain PM
- June 02, 2018

Nationalists regained control of Catalonia's regional government on Saturday as a new cabinet was sworn in, automatically ending just over seven months of direct rule from Madrid by Spain's central government. "We need to sit down at the same table and negotiate, government to government", Torra said. Thirteen members of Catalonia's regional government were sworn in during a ceremony in Barcelona, the capital of Spain's Catalan region. (more...)
Kashmir unrest as protester run over by police dies Kashmir unrest as protester run over by police dies
- June 02, 2018

The protester who died on Friday was critically injured after a paramilitary police vehicle hit several men during an anti-India demonstration. The authorities have imposed a curfew in parts of the city and blocked internet services. Mobile internet services are suspended in some areas, including Srinagar , as a precautionary measure. Reacting to the incident, former chief minister Omar Abdullah questioned if the no ceasefire meant "no guns, so use jeeps". (more...)
Conte Sworn In As Italy’s Prime Minister Conte Sworn In As Italy’s Prime Minister
- June 02, 2018

Italy has a new government , nearly three months after the March 4 general election, with the swearing in of Giuseppe Conte's 5-Star Movement (M5S)/League executive. "You have to trust all of us", Conte assured them, after listening to the workers' plight. "That means more work, less corruption, seriousness". Shortly afterwards Giovanni Grasso, a spokesman for the president said Cottarelli "has informed the head of state of the situation and... (more...)
European Union initiates dispute with USA at WTO European Union initiates dispute with USA at WTO
- June 02, 2018

Trudeau earlier deplored a decision by Trump to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Temporary exemptions were granted to a number of nations including Canada and Mexico as well as the EU. Mr Morneau has called that " absurd " because Canada is no security risk to the USA, and he warned the tariffs will destroy jobs on both sides of the border. (more...)
Visa Outage In Europe Halts Some Transactions Visa Outage In Europe Halts Some Transactions
- June 02, 2018

The company said it is investigating the cause of the disruption. RT.com has reached out to Visa for further comment. Visa card payment failures have spread across Europe, frustrating shoppers and travelers who were advised to seek out cash-or use Mastercard's service. (more...)
Murdered police officer's widow condemns Lush over 'Paid to Lie' poster
- June 02, 2018

You might now expect a 100% reduction in calls to the Police, given that they're displaying their contempt in their shop windows. He had been working as an undercover police officer and spying on a protest group, which she was a member of. Set up in 2015, the undercover policing inquiry is investigating the infiltration of over 1,000 political groups in the United Kingdom since 1968 and the conduct of its undercover units. (more...)
Santa Fe graduation balances grief with celebration after shooting Santa Fe graduation balances grief with celebration after shooting
- June 02, 2018

Some of the family members thanked Trump for his time, and said he showed "sincerity, compassion, and concern" about school safety. Abbott joined Trump for the short ride in the presidential limousine to a Coast Guard hangar where the meeting was taking place. (more...)
Mexico aims tariff countermeasures at key Republican-contested districts Mexico aims tariff countermeasures at key Republican-contested districts
- June 02, 2018

Mexico quickly announced it would impose penalties on a list of USA goods. "This is protectionism, pure and simple", European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said in a statement on the United States measures. Mr Ross said there was "no longer a very precise date when they might be concluded and therefore (Canada and Mexico) were added into the list of those who will bear tariffs". (more...)
‘Taking Down’ Islands in Western Pacific is a ‘Core Competency’ - US General ‘Taking Down’ Islands in Western Pacific is a ‘Core Competency’ - US General
- June 02, 2018

When asked during a press briefing about the USA military's capability "to blow apart these man-made islands", Defense Department Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie said America's armed forces "have a lot of experience" in the area. (more...)
Future of North Korea summit still unclear despite high-level talks Future of North Korea summit still unclear despite high-level talks
- June 02, 2018

However, his comments were the most positive from any US official since Trump abruptly canceled the meeting last week after belligerent statements from the North. After Thursday's talks, Pompeo expressed confidence that the process was moving in the right direction, but warned that the North's young leader must be bold enough to make a "strategic shift" in understanding that he will be safer without nuclear weapons. (more...)
USA tariffs on steel will hit Canadian defence industry: minister
- June 02, 2018

His cabinet colleague Luis Videgaray, the secretary of foreign affairs, said Mexico "has its limits" but its position on various themes in which it cooperates with the US will not change because of "offensive rhetoric or unjustified measures" such as the tariffs . (more...)
North Korea's Kim criticizes U.S. 'hegemonism' as sides move toward summit North Korea's Kim criticizes U.S. 'hegemonism' as sides move toward summit
- June 02, 2018

Donald Trump's announcement came at the end of a two-hour meeting in the Oval Office of the White House with North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol . The envoy spent the last two days in New York City in talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in an effort to put the Singapore summit back on track. (more...)
Televangelist who wants $54 million jet says he'll donate old jet Televangelist who wants $54 million jet says he'll donate old jet
- June 02, 2018

Jesse Duplantis , leader of the Jesse Duplantis Ministries , is asking his congregation to buy 1 more private jet to add to the 3 the ministry already has. With his ministry's private jet now 12 years old, a popular televangelist based in Louisiana is asking for donations to fund the purchase of a new one. (more...)
Vogue cover of Saudi princess behind wheel spurs controversy Vogue cover of Saudi princess behind wheel spurs controversy
- June 02, 2018

In anticipation of the Kingdom's June 24 removal of the ban on women drivers, Vogue Arabia's June issue celebrates the "trailblazing women of Saudi Arabia ". The BBC's Arab Affairs editor Sebastian Usher said the controversy was reminiscent of another involving Vogue in 2011 - when it ran a feature on Syrian first lady Asmaa Assad in its global edition, just as her husband began a violent repression of protestors. (more...)
U.S. vows UN Security Council veto of proposal on Palestinians
- June 02, 2018

She also delivered a blunt warning to European countries and other council members that choosing to "vote in favour of this resolution will clarify their own lack of fitness to take part in any credible negotiations between the two parties". (more...)
PACOM now called 'U.S. Indo-Pacific Command' PACOM now called 'U.S. Indo-Pacific Command'
- June 02, 2018

Davidson, a native of St. Louis, Mo., and 1982 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, reflected on U.S. Pacific Command's pivotal role in regional peace and security, and reiterated American commitment to the region and our allies and partners. (more...)
Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation and coercion' in S. China Sea Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation and coercion' in S. China Sea
- June 02, 2018

Senior Colonel Zhao Xiaozhuo, deputy director of the Center on China-U.S. Defense Relations in the PLA's Academy of Military Science, said the U.S. had sent destroyers into Chinese territorial waters, a move that "violated the law" of China. (more...)
Family stunned after jury awards 4 cents in dad's death by cop Family stunned after jury awards 4 cents in dad's death by cop
- June 02, 2018

The judge could reduce the damages further to zero because Mr Hill was intoxicated. An investigation found a firearm in the man's pocket, raising questions as to how the black man could have forced the police to fire at him by pointing a gun at them if, again, there was a closed garage door between and the allegedly alarming weapon was in fact in his pocket. (more...)
Remains of Man Crushed by Rock Discovered at Pompeii Remains of Man Crushed by Rock Discovered at Pompeii
- June 02, 2018

The ancient city of Pompeii is famous for housing over a thousand striking and unsettling figures of people frozen in time, preserved in ash for 2,000 years after the eruption of Mt. His head has yet to be found, and archaeologists believe it could still be under the stone . Adding further tragedy to the story, examination of the skeleton revealed lesions on his tibia, indicating he was suffering from a bone infection. (more...)
NTU listed among world's 100 most-esteemed universities NTU listed among world's 100 most-esteemed universities
- June 02, 2018

Canada saw some gains, with its three institutions slightly up: the University of Toronto at number 22 (up from 24), the University of British Columbia at 38 (from 40) and McGill University at 41 (from 42). "In order to maintain our global position, we need to continue to invest in higher education and ensure that the United Kingdom projects a more open and welcoming message for talented worldwide staff and students". (more...)

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