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Angela Merkel shares photo of ‘spontaneous’ meeting with Donald Trump, G7 leaders
- June 09, 2018

While supporting the idea of an investment budget for the single currency bloc, she said this should be in the low double-digit billions of euros, far smaller than what Macron wants. She backed a strengthening of the euro zone's ESM bailout mechanism, but her calls for it to take on economic surveillance responsibilities that now housed in the European Commission are unlikely to be welcomed in Paris. (more...)
Trump turns tables on G7 allies with free trade `proclamation' Trump turns tables on G7 allies with free trade `proclamation'
- June 09, 2018

Jeff Flake, a frequent critic of the president on foreign policy, also tweeted , "No, Russia should not be added to the G-7". "This is probably not because he does not understand, but because of domestic reasons". Trump left the summit early for Singapore, where he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week. German Chancellor Angela Merkel sat between Macron and Trump on a sofa, while Trudeau sat to the left of the US president. (more...)
New editor of Daily Mail announced after Paul Dacre resigns New editor of Daily Mail announced after Paul Dacre resigns
- June 09, 2018

It was announced on Wednesday that Mr Dacre will "step back" from day-to-day editorial responsibilities by his 70th birthday. Mr Dacre will take on broader challenges as Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail , Mail on Sunday and Metro newspapers and the MailOnline and Metro.co.uk websites. (more...)
Germany's Merkel backs restraint with Italy's populist govt Germany's Merkel backs restraint with Italy's populist govt
- June 09, 2018

The Trump administration also slapped steel and aluminium tariffs on its traditional partners. Merkel skirted a question on whether she would speak with Trump about controversial comments made by Richard Grenell, the us ambassador to Berlin, when they meet next week, saying it would be up to Germany's Foreign Office to speak to the USA envoy. (more...)
Duchess Meghan joins the royal family for first Trooping the Colour
- June 09, 2018

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are back from their honeymoon and already diving into their royal duties. She wasn't on display during the ceremony, but instead got to watch it from a window in the Horse Guards building while talking with other royals. (more...)
Taliban Orders Three-Day Eid Ceasefire Taliban Orders Three-Day Eid Ceasefire
- June 09, 2018

While the Taliban announced it would halt attacks in response to Ghani's truce offer, it considers his government to be illegitimate and has said it would only hold peace talks with the United States rather than local authorities. There was no immediate response from the USA military, which has a dual mission to support Afghan troops against the Taliban and, separately, conduct counterterrorism operations against extremists associated with the Islamic State and al-Qaeda. (more...)
Trump at G-7 summit: What you need to know
- June 09, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday threatened to join with other world leaders to issue a rare rebuke of the United States at a global summit here this weekend, drawing an immediate and sharp reply from President Donald Trump . (more...)
FOX News' Charles Krauthammer Reveals Terminal Cancer, Weeks to Live FOX News' Charles Krauthammer Reveals Terminal Cancer, Weeks to Live
- June 09, 2018

What started out as surgery for an abdominal tumor turned into a series of complications that kept the eloquent wordsmith hospitalized for months. Krauthammer explained that the cancer had returned even though there was "no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly". (more...)
'High Roller' money launderer living at River Rock Casino arrested and deported 'High Roller' money launderer living at River Rock Casino arrested and deported
- June 09, 2018

According to the RCMP, Dan Bui Shun Jin had being living temporarily at the River Rock when he was arrested May 25 by a team made up of the RCMP, Canada Border Services, BCLC security and supported by River Rock Casino's surveillance. "The female was directed to pick up bulk cash from an unidentified male in a parking lot in Las Vegas, then tasked with delivering that bulk cash to Jin at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, British Columbia", the RCMP said. (more...)
Colorado marijuana federal legalization: Donald Trump would "probably" support Cory Gardner's bill
- June 09, 2018

In a statement on Twitter , Joyce called Trump's comments "Big news for the rights of our state voters and those suffering!" "But I probably will end up supporting that". His agreement with Trump came a few months after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that his department would reverse Obama-era guidance that limited the prosecution of marijuana sales in states where it had been legalized. (more...)
ICC overturns war crimes conviction of DRC's Bemba ICC overturns war crimes conviction of DRC's Bemba
- June 09, 2018

It was the first time ICC had focused on rape as a weapon of war, and the first time a suspect had been convicted for crimes committed by others under his command. ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda called the appeal decision "regrettable and troubling". But in a scathing assessment, the Hague-based ICC's appeal judges said Bemba nicknamed "Miniature Mobutu" after the late Congolese tyrant was "erroneously" convicted for specific criminal acts. (more...)
Spain's new PM unveils pro-EU government dominated by women Spain's new PM unveils pro-EU government dominated by women
- June 09, 2018

Prime Minister Sanchez replaced Mr Rajoy last week when he was propelled into office on Friday after an unlikely alliance of anti-austerity and nationalist parties backed his bid to take the conservative's seat over the corruption scandal. Ms Montero would face the task of setting the public sector spending ceiling for 2019, a necessary first step for Spain's local and regional governments to make their own budgets. (more...)
Donald Trump divides G7 over trade and threats to worldwide order Donald Trump divides G7 over trade and threats to worldwide order
- June 09, 2018

Trump first met the other leaders looked a little strained, but there were still smiles. After an angry tirade on Twitter on Thursday night , in which he lashed out at Trudeau, the summit host, and French President Emmanuel Macron , Trump used the afternoon session to run through his litany of complaints, citing specific trade deficits between the USA and allies in certain sectors. (more...)
Woman injured by bison in Yellowstone National Park after getting too close Woman injured by bison in Yellowstone National Park after getting too close
- June 09, 2018

In both cases, rangers say the elk was protecting her calf. The latest attack at Yellowstone comes days after two people were attacked by elks in separate incidents. In a little over a month, four people have been injured by wildlife in Yellowstone. The safe distance is considered to be at least 75ft. As noted by Yellowstone officials: animals in Yellowstone are wild and unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be. (more...)
Afghan Taliban announce surprise three-day Eid ceasefire
- June 09, 2018

Army General John Nicholson, commander of USA and worldwide forces in Afghanistan , told reporters. Government forces will not stop fighting other militants , like the Islamic State (IS) group. It was not clear exactly when the ceasefire would begin, as Eid starts when the moon is first sighted, but Afghan calendars mark Friday June 15 as the end of Ramadan. (more...)
UK Labour leader rejects pleas to stay in the EU single market UK Labour leader rejects pleas to stay in the EU single market
- June 09, 2018

It also challenges many of its own lawmakers who want Britain to have an even stronger relationship with the EU and stay in its European Economic Area. Brexit minister Suella Braverman said: "Labour have shattered their promise to respect the referendum result - this amendment means accepting free movement and continuing to follow European Union rules with absolutely no say in them, which is the worst of all worlds". (more...)
Maryland gubernatorial candidate tells Trump to kiss off in new ad Maryland gubernatorial candidate tells Trump to kiss off in new ad
- June 09, 2018

An openly gay Maryland candidate for governor has just aired his political advertisement that features him kissing his husband in a move created to "p**s off" President Donald Trump . In a statement Madaleno said "achieving true equality and justice for all Marylanders" will be his "priority" as governor. Maryland gubernatorial candidate Richard Madaleno (D) "is launching an ad that highlights several ways he's stood up to President Trump - a far better punching bag among the state's ... (more...)
President Trump Expresses Support For Bipartisan Marijuana Fix President Trump Expresses Support For Bipartisan Marijuana Fix
- June 09, 2018

Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., that would prohibit federal banking regulators from terminating or limiting the deposit insurance to legitimate marijuana-related businesses or discouraging depository institutions from offering financial services to an account holder exclusively because of affiliation with such businesses. (more...)
U.S. to send 1,600 immigration detainees to federal prisons U.S. to send 1,600 immigration detainees to federal prisons
- June 09, 2018

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said Friday. The largest of these prisons, in Victorville, Calif., will house 1,000 detainees . "What's different about this is, this is the first time we've seen ICE putting people in an actual prison as opposed to jail or a privately run facility, and that's why it gives lie to the notion that immigration detention is civil", he told The Post. (more...)
Judge In Brock Turner Rape Case Recalled Judge In Brock Turner Rape Case Recalled
- June 09, 2018

In the summer of 2016, top leaders of the Democratic Party seized on the Brock Turner case as a means of manufacturing a law-and-order frenzy around the issue of sexual assault that could assist the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, then challenged by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. (more...)
New crisis in Taiwan Strait likely New crisis in Taiwan Strait likely
- June 09, 2018

AH-64 Apache helicopter fires flares during Han Kuang military drill simulating the China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) invading the island, at Ching Chuan Kang Air Base, in Taichung, Taiwan June 7, 2018. China's air force has conducted a series of military maneuvers near the island in recent months that Taipei has denounced as intimidation . However, the US has continued to provide arms and a reported shift in government policy could make it easier for Taiwan to purchase what it ... (more...)
USA issues new alert for China USA issues new alert for China
- June 09, 2018

American officials sent a medical team to the southern city of Guangzhou last month after an employee attached to the consulate there was diagnosed with brain trauma after experiencing odd sounds. The Penn team, which published its Cuba findings February in the Journal of the American Medical Association, was not able to prove what caused the symptoms in those patients. (more...)
Wynne hopes Ford changes rules to give Ontario Liberals official party status Wynne hopes Ford changes rules to give Ontario Liberals official party status
- June 09, 2018

Campaign Life Coalition also committed itself to "realizing some of Ford's leadership campaign promises which included conscience protection legislation for medical practitioners, measures to protect free speech on campus and free votes on private members bills on social issues like parental consent for abortion". (more...)
Divided by Trump, NATO finds unity in deterring Russia Divided by Trump, NATO finds unity in deterring Russia
- June 09, 2018

Expect support for Mattis' proposal - with some pushback from alliance members the U.S. will likely criticise for slow deployment - and from Russian Federation, which the new forces are unequivocally seeking to deter. The tariffs have also been a delicate issue for US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who had placed great emphasis on strengthening US ties with its western allies. (more...)
President Trump talks about Melania Trump's 'operation' President Trump talks about Melania Trump's 'operation'
- June 09, 2018

Trump walking with aides at the White House. "She had a little rough patch, but she's doing great", Mr. Trump said at the meeting. First lady Melania Trump's almost one-month absence from the public eye has stoked wild conspiracy theories about where she could be and the status of her health. (more...)

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