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Pope tells oil executives: Energy needs mustn't destroy civilization Pope tells oil executives: Energy needs mustn't destroy civilization
- June 11, 2018

But the pontiff said it wasn't enough, and that a radical transition to new forms of energy must happen now. Pope Francis urged oil and finance chiefs to back a faster transition to clean energy at a conference in the Vatican on Saturday. (more...)
Detained immigrant takes his own life in Texas jail cell Detained immigrant takes his own life in Texas jail cell
- June 11, 2018

Last month's death comes amid a new wave of aggressive Trump administration policies toward immigrants . Honduran migrant Marco Antonio Munoz, 39, reportedly killed himself in a Texas jail after being separated from his family. The Post report, citing unnamed Border Patrol agents, said he was with his wife and 3-year-old son and separated from them, but the federal statement made no mention of family members. (more...)
Italy's Matteo Salvini shuts port to 629 rescued migrants
- June 11, 2018

Matteo Salvini, in a joint statement with Danilo Toninelli, the minister in charge of the Italian coastguard, insisted that Malta "cannot continue to look the other way when it comes to respecting precise global conventions on the protection of human life". (more...)
Brexit-Backing Millionaire Arron Banks Faces Questions Over Kremlin Links Brexit-Backing Millionaire Arron Banks Faces Questions Over Kremlin Links
- June 11, 2018

The founder of Leave.EU had undisclosed meetings with officials from the Russian embassy in the lead-up to the Brexit referendum, reports allege. Yakovenko proposed a business deal that would see Banks and Wigmore involved in the consolidation of six Russian goldmines into one company. (more...)
Trump and Kim meet where fantasy castle built on the hill Trump and Kim meet where fantasy castle built on the hill
- June 11, 2018

Regis Hotel - where he will be staying for the duration of the visit - in his armored limousine, which arrived on a separate flight. The North Korean leader shook hands with Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan shortly after arriving at Singapore's Chagi airport. (more...)
Why Italy has closed its ports to a migrant rescue ship Why Italy has closed its ports to a migrant rescue ship
- June 11, 2018

Muscat said he told Conte "that Malta is acting in full conformity with its worldwide obligations". That stance "confirms the latest unwillingness of Malta and, thus, of Europe, to intervene and take care of the emergency". "Our objective is the disembarkation in a port of safety of the 629 people now on board the Aquarius - some we rescued yesterday night in hard conditions", she was quoted by Reuters as saying. (more...)
Trump's Chief Economic Adviser Says Justin Trudeau "Stabbed Us in the Back"
- June 11, 2018

The situation only got messier from there, particularly in the leadup to, during and right after the G7 leaders' summit. Earlier in the day, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that Donald Trump's decision to revoke his endorsement of the Group of Seven communique via a tweet has undercut trust of USA partners and made it even more vital for Europe to stand united. (more...)
Memphis woman arrested for transporting kids in pet kennels, police say
- June 11, 2018

A bystander happened to capture the moment on video when the woman was letting a girl out of one of the pet kennels. Disturbing cell phone video led to the arrest of Leimome Cheeks , who now faces two counts of child endangerment . Police say the children are okay. Cheeks told police that she traveled with the children in the kennel from Collierville to Whitehaven because there was no room for them in the auto, Cleveland 19 News reports. (more...)
Austrian Muslims denounce mosque closures; Erdogan vows response Austrian Muslims denounce mosque closures; Erdogan vows response
- June 11, 2018

Speaking at an iftar dinner organized in Istanbul, Erdoğan warned that the steps taken by Austrian Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz's far-right government might "bring the world closer to a crusader-crescent war". Mr Kickl said his government suspects them of contravening a ban on foreign funding of religious office holders. Even Austria's opposition parties were broadly supportive of Friday's announcement, with the centre-left Social Democrats calling it "the first sensible thing this ... (more...)
Putin says willing to meet Trump whenever U.S. is ready Putin says willing to meet Trump whenever U.S. is ready
- June 11, 2018

The Russian President stated that U.S. leader Donald Trump in their latest conversation expressed concern about a new round of the arms race. Calling for improving banking relations between the two countries, he went on to say that Iran can be a reliable source for supplying energy to Pakistan. (more...)
Trump adviser says Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back' at G7 summit Trump adviser says Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back' at G7 summit
- June 11, 2018

On Saturday, Trump criticized the Canadian leader after Trudeau announced that all G-7 nations at the summit over the weekend signed onto a joint communique. The result was a slow-rolling collapse of the fragile alliances at the summit. "When we disagree with our allies on something it is right that we say so and air the issue openly and frankly", she said at a news conference. (more...)
Fox News host apologises for calling Trump a 'dictator' Fox News host apologises for calling Trump a 'dictator'
- June 11, 2018

During a segment about Trump's forthcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un , Huntsman accidentally referred to Trump as a "dictator", according to Newsweek . Abby immediately realised her mistake and apologised during the show itself. "I don't think I have to prepare very much". Responding to the controversy Sunday afternoon, Huntsman, who just so happens to the be the daughter of U.S. (more...)
Trump Rejects G-7 Statement, Claiming Trudeau Is 'Very Dishonest and Weak'
- June 11, 2018

Morneau said that during the G7, Canadian officials had the opportunity to present Trump and his team some numbers that Morneau described as indicative of how trade works between the two countries. president Donald Trump delivered a "rant" and recriminations on trade to USA allies, leaving the once united club deeply divided. Mr Trudeau didn't respond to questions about Mr Trump when the prime minister arrived at a Quebec City hotel today for meetings with other world leaders. (more...)
Teenager dies in Donegal vehicle crash
- June 11, 2018

He was the only person in the auto at the time and no other vehicle was involved. "It is with deep regret and sadness that we learned of the death of Jamie Doherty, a 2nd Year student in Moville Community College". "My thoughts and prayers are with all your family and friends". Gardai and ambulance services attended the scene, but he was immediately pronounced dead before his body was removed to Letterkenny General Hospital. (more...)
Harry & Meghan plan trip Harry & Meghan plan trip
- June 11, 2018

The visit will coincide with the Sydney Invictus Games in October. Harry, the second son of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, set up the global sports championship for wounded personnel after a decade in the army. The couple attended training for the 2018 games just a month before they were Wednesday in a worldwide-watched event. Australia and New Zealand welcomed the trip, saying that both their nations would warmly receive the royal couple. (more...)
MACRON’S MUTINY: French President TURNS on TRUMP Ahead of G7 Summit
- June 11, 2018

President Donald Trump on Saturday said the United States will not endorse a G7 communique via a tweet that accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of making "false statements ". Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shot back at Trump's comments at a press conference Saturday by saying Canadians "did not take lightly" that the American tariffs were introduced on a basis of national security, and that they would not be "pushed around". (more...)
Trump Kim summit: North Korea sets out its Singapore agenda Trump Kim summit: North Korea sets out its Singapore agenda
- June 11, 2018

Japan, still unable to meet Kim directly, is relying on Trump for nearly everything from its security to an accounting of its citizens who were abducted decades ago by the North; South Koreans remain skeptical but also embrace hope that a positive outcome of the talks could push forward a Korean War peace treaty and further cooperation; and China, a US rival that is increasing its regional presence, is seeking to continue exerting its influence on North Korea . (more...)
US Air Force fighter jet crashes off Okinawa; pilot ejects US Air Force fighter jet crashes off Okinawa; pilot ejects
- June 11, 2018

The F-15 developed technical problems in flight, and the cause of the crash is under investigation, Lt Col David Honchul, the chief spokesman for the United States forces in Japan, told the Independent . That crash unfolded a few hours before Defense Secretary Jim Mattis gave the commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy. It marked the sixth non-combat crash for the U.S. (more...)
Failed Iraqi asylum seeker confesses to killing German girl Failed Iraqi asylum seeker confesses to killing German girl
- June 11, 2018

An Iraqi man who fled Germany after the murder of a teenage girl has been arrested in his home country and admitted killing her, local police say. The girl's death has sparked debate about whether Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door refugee policy was culpable. (more...)
Fox News Host Sorry for Calling NoKo Summit Meeting of ‘Two Dictators’
- June 11, 2018

But the daughter of US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman later apologised on air for what she had said. During a segment about Trump's forthcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un , Huntsman accidentally referred to Trump as a "dictator", according to Newsweek . (more...)
Petaluma High School valedictorian veers off script, has mic silenced Petaluma High School valedictorian veers off script, has mic silenced
- June 11, 2018

A video of the address shows that around four minutes in, the microphone was cut, seemingly as Ms Seitz began speaking about her own sexual assault experience. Petaluma high principal told the San Francisco Chronicle that the school was trying to make sure the graduation ceremony was appropriate and handsome. (more...)
Trump adviser says there’s a ‘special place in hell’ for Canadian leader Trump adviser says there’s a ‘special place in hell’ for Canadian leader
- June 11, 2018

Trump, who departed the summit early, also accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of being "very dishonest" in his condemnation of United States tariffs. Kudlow, in a separate TV appearance, said Trudeau was "polarizing" and "really kind of stabbed us in the back". CNN's Jake Tapper interjected: "So this was about North Korea?" "He is not going to permit any show of weakness on the trip to negotiate with North Korea, nor should he", Kudlow said. (more...)
IDF destroys underwater Hamas tunnel IDF destroys underwater Hamas tunnel
- June 11, 2018

Col Jonathan Conricus revealed to worldwide media in a phone briefing. "The entry point was inside a Hamas facility on land, and the tunnel extended several dozen meters, with the exit point being underwater (not very deep underwater)", said Conricus. (more...)
Russian Federation can not return to G7 until progress made, - Merkel Russian Federation can not return to G7 until progress made, - Merkel
- June 11, 2018

Take the man standing between Merkel and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , for instance. Photographs from the Group of Seven summit provided by the German and American governments suggest contrasting images of their leaders. Emmanuel Macron engaged in a Twitter spat with President Trump over the tariffs just hours before it was due to start - leading some to question whether the blossoming "bromance" between the two was over. (more...)
Trump's tirade sparks calls for calm, promises of support for Trudeau
- June 11, 2018

At his news conference , Trudeau said Canada would take retaliatory measures next month in response to Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. "Kim must not see American weakness", he said. Leaving the Group of Seven Summit for Singapore , President Trump tweeted that he has instructed us representatives to not endorse a joint communique issued by the G-7 leaders. (more...)
Sheffield feels quake that caused tremors across the North Sheffield feels quake that caused tremors across the North
- June 11, 2018

It was felt in north-east Lincolnshire, north Lincolnshire and Hull, the BGS added. Earthquakes powerful enough to be felt are rare in the United Kingdom and rarely hit above a magnitude of 5.0 on the richter scale. The BGS added that such earthquakes were not uncommon in the United Kingdom and happened around every two years. It was a far more dramatic picture than the one painted on social media. (more...)
As G7 summit begins Russia's Putin meet China's Xi As G7 summit begins Russia's Putin meet China's Xi
- June 11, 2018

The SCO was created in 2001 by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyztan, Russia , Tajikstan and Uzbekistan. "I am sure that if such level of development in this area is maintained, our bilateral trade could reach $100 billion this year", Putin suggested. (more...)
Tel Aviv celebrates 20th Gay Pride Tel Aviv celebrates 20th Gay Pride
- June 10, 2018

Cordelia Lange, from Germany, said Tel Aviv is "a very vibrant city, it's a city that embraces everything connected to gays, lesbians and LGBT and I think it's a combination of city at the beach and good vibes". The safety of the parade participants provided several hundred police officers and volunteers. Various artists will perform during the parade, including singers, bands, and drag artists. (more...)
Iraqi ballot box storage site catches fire in Baghdad
- June 10, 2018

A fire has hit Iraq's biggest ballot paper warehouse that was being used to store votes ahead of a recount. Firefighters extinguish a fire at a storage site housing ballot boxes from Iraq's May parliamentary elections in the capital Baghdad, June 10, 2018 . (more...)
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...)

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