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German police shoot 'rampaging' man outside Berlin Cathedral
- June 03, 2018

It's not yet known what has caused the incident but a police spokesperson confirmed the incident to Reuters. Two ambulances and police cars can be seen parked outside the entrance in video posted to social media. 'Shortly after 4 pm (3pm BST) police shot at a rampaging man at Berlin Cathedral, ' police said in a tweet. Some witnesses were taken away to receive psychological counselling. (more...)
Newt Gingrich: Singapore Summit Back and Forth a 'Dance' Newt Gingrich: Singapore Summit Back and Forth a 'Dance'
- June 03, 2018

In particular, he wants a formal end to the Korean conflict and is likely to seek global recognition and guarantees against any strike by the U.S. forces stationed across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in South Korea. "So the idea is helpful in easing North Koreans' jitters and encouraging them to do more on denuclearization". In dangling its nuclear and long-range missiles in exchange for American security and economic benefits, North Korea is pushing the diplomatic envelope like never before. (more...)
Trade war: USA isolated as G7 meetings draws to a close Trade war: USA isolated as G7 meetings draws to a close
- June 03, 2018

The president's tweets come after the administration's decision this week to slap tariffs on allies Canada , Mexico and the European Union's steel and aluminum shipments to the US, resulting in an impending trade war. The tariffs have applied to Japanese metal producers since March 23. "I want to make it clear", Le Maire said, "that it is up to the United States administration to make the right decisions to alleviate the situation and ease the difficulties". (more...)
ISIS sympathizer admits he called for attacks on Prince George ISIS sympathizer admits he called for attacks on Prince George
- June 03, 2018

His trial had been expected to last six weeks, focusing on offences spanning from October 2016 to April this year. The case fused two conflicting themes in the nation's public life: its enduring preoccupation with the royal family - witnessed most recently in the marriage this month of Prince Harry and the American actress Meghan Markle - and the struggle to avert terrorism a year after a suicide bombing in Manchester followed by attacks on bridges over the River Thames in London . (more...)
Off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigation agent accidentally fires gun while at Denver bar Off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigation agent accidentally fires gun while at Denver bar
- June 03, 2018

Telephone messages to the nightclub, Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar , weren't immediately returned Saturday . The agent was captured on video as his service revolver tumbled from his waist holster to the floor after he executed a backflip. (more...)
G7 allies prepare for clash over tariffs with Trump at leaders' summit G7 allies prepare for clash over tariffs with Trump at leaders' summit
- June 03, 2018

Mr Morneau, who hosted the meeting in Whistler , Canada , said even though the group found common ground on many subjects, G7 members would now be forced to take whatever action they could to persuade the United States to withdraw the tariffs. (more...)
Duterte to raise 'environmental concerns' in South Korea visit Duterte to raise 'environmental concerns' in South Korea visit
- June 03, 2018

The President said that in his talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-In, he will seek "greater partnership" in defense and security, and trade and investment, and political cooperation with the Asian nation. Duterte will also meet members of the Filipino community at the Grand Hilton Hotel and Convention Center on Sunday afternoon. Abella said Duterte will also participate in a summit meeting, business luncheon forum and E-Mart Philippine Food Festival. (more...)
Trump lawyers' letter to Mueller challenges subpoena Trump lawyers' letter to Mueller challenges subpoena
- June 03, 2018

Giuliani's comments come on the heels of the publication of a 20-page letter sent to Mueller from Trump's legal team earlier this year that lays out the president's legal strategy in the Russian Federation investigation. The memo further argued that the president can terminate any investigation without obstructing justice. "The president's prime function as the chief executive ought not be hampered by requests for interview", Trump's attorneys write. (more...)
G7 asks Mnuchin to convey 'concern and disappointment' on tariffs
- June 03, 2018

That immediately elicited a terse response from Mexico's leader. In an interview that aired on " Meet the Press " on Friday, Trudeau slammed the claim that the new tariffs will enhance US national security. It's not always easy to match a specific product to a specific tariff or to keep up with which products from which countries are facing, say, special anti-dumping duties. (more...)
El Capitan: two climbers die in fall from Yosemite rock face
- June 03, 2018

Officials reported receiving several 911 calls after the tragic accident on the Freeblast Route of the 3,000-foot granite monolith in the California national park. Hans Florine, Honnold's partner in a previous record-setting climb in 2012, watched from a wheelchair after being injured in a May 4 fall from the Nose . (more...)
France’s far-right National Front renamed ‘National Rally’ France’s far-right National Front renamed ‘National Rally’
- June 03, 2018

The elections "can lead to a veritable European revolution", she told the party's political leadership at a meeting outside Lyon. "It closes a chapter of our movement, but it opens a new and better one that will not be less glorious", Le Pen said. (more...)
Kathleen Wynne concedes she will not be Ontario's Premier after June 7 Kathleen Wynne concedes she will not be Ontario's Premier after June 7
- June 03, 2018

Wynne's plea for a minority government prompted a muted response from Ford at a campaign stop in Nepean, Ont. "Today's announcement from the Premier changes nothing for me - this is an election I plan to win", Thibeault said in a statement Saturday. (more...)
In Leaked Letter, Trump Legal Team Battles Mueller Subpoena Power In Leaked Letter, Trump Legal Team Battles Mueller Subpoena Power
- June 03, 2018

Constitution empowered the president to, "if he wished, terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon". Topics of Mueller's obstruction investigation include the firings of both Comey and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, as well Trump's reaction to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation. (more...)
Mattis Calls Beijing’s South China Sea Military Moves a Coercion Attempt
- June 03, 2018

Mr Mattis said Beijing had deployed a range of military hardware - including anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missiles and electronic jammers - across the South China Sea , where it has built islets and other maritime features into hardened military facilities. (more...)
Britain may give Northern Ireland joint UK, EU status: gov't official Britain may give Northern Ireland joint UK, EU status: gov't official
- June 03, 2018

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson said the proposal would be an attempt to hide a hard border in a buffer zone. "A significant amount of work and decision making has gone into our no deal plans, especially where it relates to ports, and we know that none of this would come to pass". (more...)
China warns US no deal if tariffs go ahead China warns US no deal if tariffs go ahead
- June 03, 2018

But the International Monetary Fund has warned that a trade war could threaten the recovery, and policy makers are contending with a growing list of geopolitical risks, from a political crisis in Italy to the rocky progress of peace talks with North Korea. (more...)
Idaho teacher accused of feeding sick puppy to turtle is charged Idaho teacher accused of feeding sick puppy to turtle is charged
- June 03, 2018

This marks the second investigation of a USA high school teacher under the suspicion of animal cruelty in less than a month - after aFlorida educator drowned raccoons with his students in May. A counter petition signed by community members, former students and current colleagues expressing support for the long-time science teacher has accumulated roughly 3,700 signature, the Statesman reported. (more...)
Donald Trump to meet Kim Jong Un on June 12 Donald Trump to meet Kim Jong Un on June 12
- June 03, 2018

It reportedly contained a letter personally written by Kim Jong-un to Trump, and although its contents are unknown, the size of the packaging was in itself remarkable. Song says: "A dramatic change has come for the security environment of the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia". His words mark a turnaround from a year ago when he engaged in a war of words with Kim over the regime's testing of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. (more...)
Trump Hugs 8-Year-Old at Bill Signing for Terminally Ill Patients Trump Hugs 8-Year-Old at Bill Signing for Terminally Ill Patients
- June 03, 2018

Trump said American patients should not have to travel overseas anymore in search of a cure for their conditions. The Right to Try Act passed with bipartisan support, though some Democrats said it could be unsafe because it could give dying patients false hope . (more...)
Trump lawyers' letter to Mueller argues president can't obstruct justice
- June 03, 2018

Trump's brash assertion of presidential power...contends that the president can not illegally obstruct any aspect of the investigation into Russia's election meddling because the Constitution empowers him to, "if he wished, terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon". (more...)
ONTARIO VOTES: Wynne Concedes Defeat, Urges Voters to Choose Liberals ONTARIO VOTES: Wynne Concedes Defeat, Urges Voters to Choose Liberals
- June 03, 2018

Horwath accused Wynne of playing a "dangerous game". She says she will keep campaigning up until Thursday and won't say if she will stay on a Liberal leader after the election. He told reporters his attention is only on winning government, saying his party is taking nothing for granted. The Liberals have been in power for the past 15 years, with Wynne as leader since 2013. (more...)
Car drives onto field during baseball game, killing 1 Car drives onto field during baseball game, killing 1
- June 03, 2018

The diamond is ready for the Major League Baseball game between the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on October 2, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. "We are still compiling evidence", Gagne said. "There were kids out on the field at the time as well". "He took the hit for the kids", Justin Clifton told WCSH-TV. (more...)
U.S. metals tariffs won't 'break' Canada's economy: Economist
- June 03, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that he'd offered to go to Washington this week to complete the talks, thinking they were close to an agreement, but that Vice President Mike Pence called him and told him a meeting with the USA president would only happen if Trudeau agreed to put a five-year sunset clause into the deal. (more...)
United Kingdom court to rule on Northern Ireland abortion law United Kingdom court to rule on Northern Ireland abortion law
- June 03, 2018

Campaigners used a small robot to distribute pills outside Belfast's Laganside courts complex, before three women flanked by others dressed in "Handmaid's Tale" outfits swallowed the tablets. Former DUP health minister Jim Wells watched from the other side of the road as the activists picketed the party offices. A spokesman said the Prime Minister considered the issue a matter for the devolved Northern Ireland assembly, and would therefore not use Westminster's powers to impose abortion on ... (more...)
China vows to protect its interests from China vows to protect its interests from "reckless" U.S. trade threats
- June 03, 2018

The announcement in Beijing on Thursday evening followed a recent decision by China to cut its tariff on imported cars to 15 per cent from 25 per cent. The approval comes in the wake the president's decision not to make good on his much-heralded threat to impose $150 billion in tariffs. "We'd rather have talks than tariffs", he said. (more...)

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