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China's trade surplus with US grew, while global gap shrank China's trade surplus with US grew, while global gap shrank
- June 10, 2018

The growth rate of the value of USA exports to China dropped from 17.9% to -4.6%, while the growth rate of Chinese exports to the US declined from 11.0% to 2.0%. Beijing is under USA pressure to narrow its trade surplus. Our first chart illustrates the immediate impact as measured by the exchange rate-adjusted year-over-year rate of growth of both nations' exports to each other. (more...)
Trump split with G7 allies because Kim ‘must not see weakness’ Trump split with G7 allies because Kim ‘must not see weakness’
- June 10, 2018

Trudeau had announced that the G7 members - Canada , France , Germany , Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the US - had agreed upon a joint communiqué, or formal statement, after a hard week on trade issues. Continuing the back-and-forth exchange of words, Trump lashed out at the Canadian leader on Twitter, calling him "very dishonest and weak ", and his statements "false". (more...)
Reported Killed in Missile Attack in Saudi Arabia
- June 10, 2018

On Tuesday, Saudi air defences intercepted a ballistic missile that targeted the western city of Yanbu after being fired from rebel-held territory in Yemen . The attack came as coalition-backed Yemeni forces advanced on the rebel-held Red Sea port of Hudaida, the main conduit for humanitarian supplies into a country teetering on the brink of starvation. (more...)
Trump floats possibility of pardoning Muhammad Ali Trump floats possibility of pardoning Muhammad Ali
- June 10, 2018

Ali's legal fight ended in 1971, when the Supreme Court ruled in his favour. Last week, almost a decade after complaining about the casting of Khloe Kardashian on his Celebrity Apprentice reality TV series instead of her "hot" sister, Kim visited the White House to make the case for pardoning grandmother Alice Johnson, who was serving a life sentence on drug offenses. (more...)
Trump torpedoes G7 united front as summit ends Trump torpedoes G7 united front as summit ends
- June 10, 2018

Trump lashed out at Trudeau after the G7 issued a joint communique on Saturday in which the embattled alliance managed to overcome some differences and find areas of common ground. Trudeau made an error. "We have to keep a cool head now and draw the right conclusions", Maas said. But the president broadsided his allies after leaving the meeting by disavowing a joint statement the US had agreed to, criticizing Trudeau and vowing tariffs on automobiles. (more...)
Iraqi refugee arrested in rape, killing of 14-year-old German girl Iraqi refugee arrested in rape, killing of 14-year-old German girl
- June 10, 2018

German authorities, who identified the girl as 14-year-old Susanna Feldman, said she was found Wednesday on the outskirts of the western German city of Wiesbaden. Seehofer announced the news of the suspect's subsequent arrest during a hastily-convened press conference in the town of Quedlinburg. Bashar turned out to have chalked up a long police record over less than three years in Germany and should have been expelled months before he fled the country last week. (more...)
Radicalised Stockholm truck attacker jailed for life Radicalised Stockholm truck attacker jailed for life
- June 10, 2018

The district court judge Ragnar Palmkvist explains the verdict of convicted perpetrator, Uzbek Rakhmat Akilov, during a press conference at the District Court of Stockholm , June 7, 2018. Suzanne Diamantakidou, 59, who was nearly hit by the truck and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after the attack, told the daily Expressen that she was "happy" with the verdict. (more...)
DRC warlord Bemba 18-year jail sentence overturned DRC warlord Bemba 18-year jail sentence overturned
- June 10, 2018

Bemba was the highest ranking politician convicted by the permanent war crimes court, and his case had been seen as establishing a precedent that political and military officials may be held liable for the actions of troops under their command. (more...)
Air strikes kill at least 44 in Syria’s Idlib Air strikes kill at least 44 in Syria’s Idlib
- June 10, 2018

Syrian civil defence volunteers, also known as White Helmets , said the air strike killed 35 people and wounded 80. The Islamic State group used at least 10 suicide bombers on Friday in a massive attack on Albu Kamal, in which they retook parts of the eastern Syrian town, a monitor said. (more...)
Mediterranean could become a 'sea of plastic': WWF Mediterranean could become a 'sea of plastic': WWF
- June 10, 2018

When you compare this to the United States, which is only 3.79 million square miles, it becomes easy to understand why humans still haven't explored a staggering 95 percent of Earth's ocean water, according to Newsweek . And the most common found trash in this swirling vortex? The theme for 2018 is aimed at preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions to a healthy ocean. (more...)
Trump withdrew from G7 statement to show toughness: Kudlow Trump withdrew from G7 statement to show toughness: Kudlow
- June 10, 2018

But the president insisted that's not true. "The six countries of the G7 without the United States are a bigger market taken together than the American market". This followed two days of feuding with some of his closest allies - one French official told reporters of a "very unusual" and "bitter" exchange Friday between world leaders, describing the USA president making his case in a "Rant". (more...)
UK top court says cannot rule on Ireland abortion law UK top court says cannot rule on Ireland abortion law
- June 10, 2018

A majority of a seven-strong panel of Supreme Court justices ruled against the NIHRC , saying the case could only have been brought by a woman impacted by the abortion ban. Sinn Féin, another prominent party in Northern Ireland , backs a liberalization of the abortion law . Another judge reached the same conclusion with regards to fatal foetal abnormalities, but not in the case of rape and incest. (more...)
Pizza delivery man granted emergency stay after being detained by ICE Pizza delivery man granted emergency stay after being detained by ICE
- June 10, 2018

Though he has no criminal record, Villavicencio did come to the USA illegally from Ecuador in 2008. "Although we are disappointed that Pablo will remain detained, today's stay is a victory for him and his family, and also for due process and the fair administration of justice", Gregory Copeland , the supervising attorney of the Immigration Law Unit at The Legal Aid Society, said in a statement to NBC New York . (more...)
Justin Trudeau: We won't be pushed around by Trump Justin Trudeau: We won't be pushed around by Trump
- June 10, 2018

Shortly after Trump departed the conference for Singapore , where the president is set to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , he took to Twitter to launch an unexpected tirade against the prime minister. "They should let Russian Federation come back in because we should have Russian Federation at the negotiating table". Canada, Mexico and the European Union also are moving ahead with their own levies on US goods. (more...)
Donald Trump Considering Pardon for Muhammad Ali Donald Trump Considering Pardon for Muhammad Ali
- June 10, 2018

Rod Blagojevich, who was sentenced in 2011 to 14 years in federal prison on corruption charges, including attempting to solicit bribes in exchange for President Barack Obama's open Senate seat. His license to box was suspended in NY the same day, and his title stripped; other boxing commissions followed. "There will be more pardons", Trump said. (more...)
Trump says he ordered his representatives not to sign G7’s final communique Trump says he ordered his representatives not to sign G7’s final communique
- June 10, 2018

Trump, who repeated that his tariffs are meant to protect USA industry and workers from unfair worldwide competition, told reporters he had suggested to the other G7 leaders that all trade barriers, including tariffs and subsidies, be eliminated. (more...)
Zionist Troops Kill Palestinian Youth in West Bank Village Raid Zionist Troops Kill Palestinian Youth in West Bank Village Raid
- June 10, 2018

The U.N. and European Union have accused Israel of using excessive force, while rights groups say the open fire orders are illegal because soldiers are shooting toward unarmed people when their lives are not in imminent danger. It was not immediately clear whether Tamimi died at the scene or after the soldiers took him away in an armoured vehicle. Video shared on YouTube by villagers shows the young man wounded on the ground as an Israeli army medic appears to administer first aid. (more...)
Donald Trump Vs. G6: The Best Of The Barbs Donald Trump Vs. G6: The Best Of The Barbs
- June 10, 2018

Photographs from the Group of Seven summit provided by the German and American governments suggest contrasting images of their leaders. "We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies", the leaders were quoted as saying by Reuters in a statement after a meeting that focused heavily on a current trade row between the U.S. (more...)
Stormy Daniels accuses ex-lawyer of being Trump 'puppet' Stormy Daniels accuses ex-lawyer of being Trump 'puppet'
- June 10, 2018

Included with the lawsuit are text messages from Cohen and Davidson that discussed having Daniels appear on "The Sean Hannity Show". "I don't imagine Mrs. Giuliani replied, the first lady "believes her husband, and she knows it's untrue". Giuliani joined the legal team representing Trump in the probe by Special Counsel Bob Mueller almost two months ago and in recent weeks has made headlines with a series of television interviews that at times contradict his client's statements, ... (more...)
My Turn: Helaine Olen: Bill Clintons #MeToo reckoning My Turn: Helaine Olen: Bill Clintons #MeToo reckoning
- June 10, 2018

Too late to wade into it now. Senator Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that he missed former Senator Al Franken "very, very much", and that he wouldn't "go back into the early 1990s and cast judgment" on President Bill Clinton for his Oval Office affair with intern Monica Lewinsky . (more...)
Satellite Images Suggest North Korea Dismantling Missile Test Site Satellite Images Suggest North Korea Dismantling Missile Test Site
- June 10, 2018

Solid-fuel missiles can be fired at shorter notice and more discreetly than those powered by liquid fuel. Such systems are critical to launching the Pukguksong-2, a medium-range submarine-launched ballistic missile. "It is unclear whether the destruction of the stand is an indication that the North is suspending this portion of its missile program or that Pyongyang plans to erect other similar facilities in the future", it noted. (more...)
Trump to leave G7 summit early amid feud with Trudeau, Macron Trump to leave G7 summit early amid feud with Trudeau, Macron
- June 10, 2018

Trudeau and his fellow G7 leaders will try to persuade Trump to reverse the duties when they meet him during the summit. "What we did this weekend was come together, roll up our sleeves and figure out a consensus language that we could all agree to", Trudeau said at a press conference, recognizing that there were major differences with Trump. (more...)
Republicans Are More Eager to Vote This Year Than Democrats Republicans Are More Eager to Vote This Year Than Democrats
- June 10, 2018

The sexual-misconduct scandals that have hit more than a half-dozen L.A. County lawmakers since last fall shook up the primaries, forcing special elections in three districts and leaving three incumbents to seek re-election under a cloud. He's also wanted to end a lottery that distributes about 50,000 visas annually to countries with few USA immigrants and to limit the relatives legal immigrants can bring to this country. (more...)
Russian Federation supports Iran's membership in SCO: Putin Russian Federation supports Iran's membership in SCO: Putin
- June 10, 2018

According to China's law on national medals and honorary titles, friendship medals, one of the highest state honors, are to be presented to foreigners who have made outstanding contributions to China's socialist modernization drive, promoted exchange and cooperation between China and the world, and safeguarded world peace. (more...)
Trump withdraws endorsement of G7 joint statement, slams 'weak' Trudeau Trump withdraws endorsement of G7 joint statement, slams 'weak' Trudeau
- June 10, 2018

In a statement, a spokesman for Trudeau did not address Trump's insults. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau said that message was communicated clearly to Trump during his meetings at the G7 leaders' summit, which is wrapping up Saturday. (more...)
Donald Trump delivers warning on trade as he leaves G-7 summit
- June 10, 2018

But while the other leaders failed to persuade Trump that his view of global trade was overly simplistic and inaccurate, the USA president surprised them during a meeting on Friday by suggesting that they work toward ending all tariffs and barriers, in what would effectively be the mother-of-all free trade agreements. (more...)
Trump Says He’ll Know Outcome of North Korea Summit After One Minute Trump Says He’ll Know Outcome of North Korea Summit After One Minute
- June 10, 2018

Singapore has boosted already-tight security ahead of the Trump-Kim summit , particularly at Sentosa Island where the meetings are to be held as well as the central region where its foreign ministry, the USA embassy and worldwide hotels are located. (more...)
CrossFit Gym Shuts Doors After Pride Workout Cancellation Causes Backlash CrossFit Gym Shuts Doors After Pride Workout Cancellation Causes Backlash
- June 10, 2018

Lowe could not be reached for comment. "It hurt me because, here at CrossFit Infiltrate and the members that were apart of it, we were a family", said former CrossFit Infiltrate member Larry Stribling. Berger made the statements in a series of tweets Wednesday afternoon in response to a Indianapolis , Indiana CrossFit gym that canceled a workout in support of Indy Pride . (more...)
U.N. sanctions six people on Libya human-trafficking U.N. sanctions six people on Libya human-trafficking
- June 10, 2018

Russian Federation delayed the process and requested more information but with the hold now lifted, the sanctions go into effect immediately. Africans hoping to cross the Mediterranean into Europe are subjected to inhumane treatments and sold in slave markets. (more...)
Any agreement with North Korea will be 'spur of the moment' Any agreement with North Korea will be 'spur of the moment'
- June 10, 2018

The summit is set to mark the first meeting between a sitting US President and a North Korean leader and comes after Trump and Kim previously engaged in a war of words over the North Korean nuclear program and each nation's military capabilities. (more...)

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