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Pentagon weighs future of Korea drills after Trump nixes 'war games'
- June 14, 2018

Vice President Pence on Tuesday afternoon told House and Senate Republican lawmakers that semiannual war games would cease - as long as North Korea follows through on efforts to denuclearize. "He was unambiguous about that". The suspension is "a show of good faith" in the North Korean negotiations, said another administration official. KCNA said: " Singapore , the country of the epoch-making meeting much awaited by the whole world, was awash with thousands of domestic and foreign ... (more...)
Agent charged over wedding dance gunshot Agent charged over wedding dance gunshot
- June 14, 2018

Video from the June 3 incident shows Bishop landing a backflip at the Mile High Spirits bar, and reaching down to pick up the weapon that had fallen from his trousers. Reddington, who is now recovering at home from his gunshot wound, told Good Morning America that he had watched the footage a number of times and was still confused by how it managed to occur. (more...)
Trump, Kim shake hands to open momentous summit Trump, Kim shake hands to open momentous summit
- June 14, 2018

But in the hours before the summit, the White House unexpectedly announced Trump would depart Singapore earlier than expected - Tuesday evening - raising questions about whether his aspirations for an ambitious outcome had been scaled back. (more...)
Kim Jong Un ditches personal jet, boards Chinese plane in cat-and-mouse journey Kim Jong Un ditches personal jet, boards Chinese plane in cat-and-mouse journey
- June 14, 2018

The format for the historic talks, at a luxury island hotel, was still far from clear. A US official says the leaders then plan to meet one on one, joined only by translators, for up to two hours before admitting their respective advisers. He would not say whether that included the possibility of withdrawing US troops from the Korean Peninsula, but said the context of the discussions was "radically different than ever before". (more...)
'I'm so happy': Dennis Rodman weeps as Trump and Kim meet 'I'm so happy': Dennis Rodman weeps as Trump and Kim meet
- June 14, 2018

ELISE HU, BYLINE: Hey there. At the conclusion of the summit, Trump hailed the talks as a historic, and personal, achievement. Meanwhile, Mr Kim has called Mr Trump "mentally deranged" and a " dotard ". US presidents have always faced a predicament in balancing national security and geopolitical priorities with democratic values. MIKE POMPEO: We're prepared to take what will be security assurances that are different, unique, than America's been willing to provide previously. (more...)
Government compromise on 'meaningful vote' avoids Brexit defeat Government compromise on 'meaningful vote' avoids Brexit defeat
- June 14, 2018

On June 13, one amendment on joining the European Economic Area - the single market - will likely fall because the main opposition Labour Party is against it. Supporters of this policy argue it would protect British jobs and go some way to preserving the invisible Irish border, while detractors point out it would prevent Britain from signing its own trade deals after it has left the EU. (more...)
British PM Theresa May faces another day of Brexit compromise in parliament British PM Theresa May faces another day of Brexit compromise in parliament
- June 14, 2018

Before the vote on the Labour amendment, which the party lost by 322 to 240, lawmaker Laura Smith resigned from her junior role in the team "shadowing" the cabinet office and five others left their roles as parliamentary private secretaries. (more...)
Heavy clashes near Yemen's Hodeidah as U.N. seeks ceasefire Heavy clashes near Yemen's Hodeidah as U.N. seeks ceasefire
- June 14, 2018

The ICRC has operated in Yemen since 1962 but said its current activities "have been blocked, threatened and directly targeted in recent weeks, and we see a vigorous attempt to instrumentalize our organization as a pawn in the conflict". The UN has already dubbed Yemen the world's worst humanitarian disaster. Though the United States government has rhetorically opposed an offensive, the administration appears to be washing its hands of the UAE's actions and will do nothing to intervene. (more...)
Canada row escalates, Europeans criticize Trump's G7 move Canada row escalates, Europeans criticize Trump's G7 move
- June 14, 2018

And in Ottawa on Monday, International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne urged lawmakers to speed ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that might offset losses in U.S. "All Mr. Trudeau was doing, in a rather gentle way, was articulating the position of his government, which would be the position of any Canadian government in these circumstances", he said, adding that the counter-tariffs make sense. (more...)
Freeland meets powerful Senate foreign relations committee in U.S. capital Freeland meets powerful Senate foreign relations committee in U.S. capital
- June 14, 2018

At the event, Mr Trudeau said Canada would take retaliatory steps in response to Mr Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs imposed on Canada and other allies. The American processors, he continued, producing more than the domestic market can handle, sell their dairy products which can't be sold domestically onto the world market at a cut price, affecting foreign markets and further lowering the world price. (more...)
BSF jawans raise anti-Pakistan slogans at wreath-laying ceremony of colleagues BSF jawans raise anti-Pakistan slogans at wreath-laying ceremony of colleagues
- June 14, 2018

Four BSF soldiers were grievously injured in the attack. "Retaliating this unprovoked fire, Jitender Singh, Assistant Commandant, SI Rajneesh, ASI Ramniwas, Constable Hansraj attained martyrdom". "Dialogue between Pakistan and India over Kashmir should also resume, so that the long-festering Kashmir dispute is resolved in accordance with United Nations resolutions", he further said in the concluding tweet . (more...)
Lesbian killed after being tricked into Tinder threesome date Lesbian killed after being tricked into Tinder threesome date
- June 13, 2018

The story of what allegedly happened to Loofe that night would soon unravel after police tracked down Trail and Boswell in Branson, Mo. Saline County court heard Trial, 51, and Boswell, 24, bought tools believed to have been used to dismember the body of Sydney Loofe. (more...)
You Can Do It! Skyscraper-Climbing US Raccoon Transfixes Twitter You Can Do It! Skyscraper-Climbing US Raccoon Transfixes Twitter
- June 13, 2018

Whatever fate awaits the wild creature, it's now achieved whatever level of fame an animal hits when it gets multiple Twitter accounts. A raccoon scaling the side of a skyscraper Tuesday has people all across the country watching its every move with bated breath. (more...)
Donald Trump says North Korea no longer a nuclear threat: ‘sleep well!’
- June 13, 2018

Seth Meyers gave the "Closer Look" treatment to the monumental meeting, paying particular attention to Trump and Kim's ill-fitting suits. The two signed a four-point joint statement . Several topics were discussed Tuesday during Trump and Kim's summit, including the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." Kim was quoted as saying that if the US takes "genuine measures for building trust", then the North can reciprocate in a "commensurate" fashion - suggesting that the ... (more...)
Eid-il-Fitr: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays Eid-il-Fitr: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays
- June 13, 2018

The dawn is about to rise on Eid Al-fitr but when does it begin exactly? The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has declared that the holidays will begin from Thursday, June 14, and the festival will be celebrated on Friday. (more...)
Michael Cohen expected to flip as attorneys leave case Michael Cohen expected to flip as attorneys leave case
- June 13, 2018

When agents searched Cohen's home, office and safety deposit box and seized his phones this spring, they sought a wide variety of information, including his involvement in arranging a secret $130,000 payment to the porn actress Stormy Daniels , who said she had a sexual tryst with Trump years ago. (more...)
Man sentenced for kidnapping model, trying to sell her online Man sentenced for kidnapping model, trying to sell her online
- June 13, 2018

At the start of the trial in February, a police officer told the court that Ms Ayling had been drugged, handcuffed and transported in a suitcase. Herba has claimed that the kidnap plot was faked as a publicity stunt, but Ayling has always said that she was never part of any scam. (more...)
Italian ships to carry 629 shipwrecked African migrants to Spain Italian ships to carry 629 shipwrecked African migrants to Spain
- June 13, 2018

But he quoted Macron as telling Tuesday's weekly Cabinet meeting: "If any ship was closer to France's shores, it could obviously dock on the French coast". "From now also Italy begins to say NO to the traffic of human beings, NO to the business of illegal immigration". Mayors in Naples, Messina, Reggio Calabria, and Palermo stood against the poll-topping, recently installed Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini Sunday after he said the migrant ship Aquarius would ... (more...)
Trump Kim summit: United States president lauds deal despite scepticism
- June 13, 2018

The joint statement did not refer to a deadline for the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear arsenal, which Japan had regarded as essential, or to the phrase of " complete , verifiable, irreversible denuclearization". Mr Trump and Mr Kim planned to meet one on one for most of an hour - joined only by interpreters. In his media briefing in Singapore on Tuesday, Trump mentioned ending the drills, which he described - in language similar to that used by North Korea - as "provocative", ... (more...)
Panama´s former president to be extradited home Monday:… Panama´s former president to be extradited home Monday:…
- June 13, 2018

Deputy foreign minister Luis Hincapie said Panama had also asked the USA to extradite Martinelli's sons, Ricardo and Luis. "I especially thank the hard-working attorneys and worldwide affairs specialists in the Office of global Affairs, as well as our partners in the U.S. (more...)
Voters will decide if California should be split into three states Voters will decide if California should be split into three states
- June 13, 2018

Northern California: This would include 40 counties including the San Francisco Bay Area and the remaining counties north of Sacramento , the current state capital. With its 55 electors in the Electoral College, California has always been a stronghold for the Democratic Party. A nascent opposition campaign already is sounding the more practical alarms about splitting California into three states. (more...)
Merkel: Trump's Twitter Withdrawal From G-7 Statement 'Sobering' And 'Depressing' Merkel: Trump's Twitter Withdrawal From G-7 Statement 'Sobering' And 'Depressing'
- June 13, 2018

And I said 'What's this all about? German Chancellor Angela Merkel has lambasted the US President Donald Trump's decision to renege on the G7 joint statement. The German chancellor's comments on Sunday come after Trudeau announced that Canada would implement its own retaliatory tariffs on the U.S. Trump had given Canada, the European Union and Mexico temporary exemptions from the steel and aluminum tariffs he first announced in March, but said at the end of May that he would be ending ... (more...)
SNP's Ian Blackford clashes with Speaker before walkout SNP's Ian Blackford clashes with Speaker before walkout
- June 13, 2018

Rising to ask a question during the session, Blackford said: "The Prime Minister gave a commitment that she would treat Scotland as a union of equals". The passing of the EU Withdrawal Bill meant powers which were supposed to return to the Scottish Parliament after the United Kingdom leaves the EU would go to Westminster for a period of seven years, a move which SNP MPs broke with the Sewel convention that changes to devolution would not occur without the consent of the Scottish Parliament. (more...)
Trump Agreed to Cancel South Korea War Games Without Informing the Military Trump Agreed to Cancel South Korea War Games Without Informing the Military
- June 13, 2018

The face to face was unthinkable just months earlier as the two leaders traded insults and nuclear threats. Trump also said human rights were part of the discussion, including the treatment of Christians, who face brutal persecution in North Korea . (more...)
British woman found dead on Portuguese beach after 'taking selfies' with Australian British woman found dead on Portuguese beach after 'taking selfies' with Australian
- June 13, 2018

The pair - a man and a woman - were at Pescadores beach in Portugal when they fell off from a lookout point. They fell above more than 30 metres, the newspaper reported, adding that a beach cleaner had found the bodies early on Tuesday morning. (more...)
"Greatest achievement" of summit was trust-building between Kim, Trump: Seoul
- June 13, 2018

South Koreans erupted in applause Tuesday as Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met for what local media billed as the "talks of the century". Not one, but 33 colour photographs, including an image of Kim smiling as he shook hands with the hawkish United States national security advisor John Bolton, were published by the propaganda organ. (more...)
Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel mock Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong
- June 13, 2018

When asked about the film at a press conference on Tuesday, Trump defended it as a masterstroke which he had sprung on Kim and his entourage. "This summit was a crucial and necessary step to build upon the positive developments achieved in inter-Korean relations and on the peninsula so far", the EU's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said in a statement . (more...)
Battle for Yemen's biggest port under way Battle for Yemen's biggest port under way
- June 13, 2018

The Arab states' aim is to box in the Houthis in Sanaa, cut their supply lines and force them to the negotiating table. Saudi Arabia , the UAE and other members of the coalition have fought to restore the ousted government and roll back Iran's influence in the region. (more...)
Meaningful vote rejected: how key MPs voted on the Brexit amendment Meaningful vote rejected: how key MPs voted on the Brexit amendment
- June 13, 2018

He called for Brexit , now set for March 2019, to be delayed and for the public to get a second referendum on the terms of any exit deal. But Tory MP Andrew Bridgen, a leading Brexit backer, said the concessions could "come back to haunt" the government if they amounted to a veto over the terms of the UK's departure. (more...)
Sanford loses primary to challenger Arrington in 1st congressional district race Sanford loses primary to challenger Arrington in 1st congressional district race
- June 13, 2018

Before the race was called Tuesday, Sanford conceded before a crowd of his supporters, saying he's "always been a realist" and predicted he would lose once the final vote tally was in. Nevada , North Dakota , Maine and Virginia also chose candidates for the midterm election on November 6, when Democrats hope to capture a majority of the U.S. (more...)

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