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Iran informs UN of increase in nuclear enrichment capacity

Iran informs UN of increase in nuclear enrichment capacity The other parties - Britain, France , Germany , China and Russian Federation - have vowed to stay in the accord but many of their companies have already started to wind down Iranian operations. The UN watch dog has verified Iran's compliance with the deal in 12 quarterly reports. Iran denies the pursuit of an atomic programme for military purposes. [Full Article...]

Kim coup-proofs his team before planned Trump-summit

Kim coup-proofs his team before planned Trump-summit Yet an official end to the Korean War and a deal on denuclearization haven't been this tantalizingly close in decades. This could be a sign that the North Korean leader is "pursuing a new policy to become a developing country without nuclear weapons, rather than a poor country with nuclear weapons", he said . [Full Article...]

Trump suggests Robert Mueller is behind Russian Federation probe leaks

Trump suggests Robert Mueller is behind Russian Federation probe leaks This is neither an open question nor a partisan matter. He can similarly terminate an FBI investigation given the constitutional powers he enjoys, the president's lawyers say. The never-before-seen memo makes a broad case for the executive autonomy of the commander-in-chief, as the president's lawyers argue a sitting president can not be subpoenaed. [Full Article...]

Canada's PM calls Trump metals tariffs an insult

Canada's PM calls Trump metals tariffs an insult In an interview with NBC's Meet the Press , Trudeau was asked whether Canada was willing to give the United States access to its agricultural markets, including this country's supply-managed dairy industry. Trump said on Friday he might prefer to end NAFTA in favor of separate bilateral agreements with the two USA neighbors. "There is so much unfair trading and illegal trading practices". [Full Article...]

Gay Cake: Court rules for baker in same-sex wedding cake

Gay Cake: Court rules for baker in same-sex wedding cake The Supreme Court issued a narrow decision for an anti-gay baker in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. She's appealed to the U.S. It has been the most significant case for gay rights since the high court approved same-sex marriage. Refusing to bake any same-sex wedding cakes, as Phillips did, is equivalent to having a discriminatory policy, the dissent argues . Craig and Mullins complaine... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia issues first driving licences to women

Saudi Arabia issues first driving licences to women Ten Saudi women were issued national licences after they swapped their foreign ones at the General Department of Traffic in multiple cities, the government said. Women's empowerment is an important element in Vision 2030 and the future of Saudi Arabia. The transition began on Monday days after Saudi Arabia detained 17 people for "undermining" the kingdom's security late last month, in what cam... [Full Article...]

China: Tariffs by USA would wipe out trade progress

China: Tariffs by USA would wipe out trade progress This week, the White House renewed a threat to impose an additional 25 per cent tariff on Chinese high-tech goods in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. But Beijing has said it reserves the right to retaliate if Washington goes ahead with a threatened tariff hike on other Chinese goods. The groups - Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, Ameri... [Full Article...]

Theresa May attacks Donald Trump's 'unjustified' steel tariffs

Theresa May attacks Donald Trump's 'unjustified' steel tariffs Just a week ago, US businesses may have thought they could breathe a sigh of relief, as the USA and China hit pause on an impending trade war. 'They report a really high surplus on trade with us. He said that the move is "punitive" and "totally unacceptable". "Protectionism, pure and simple". But aluminum prices have already risen as buyers have hoarded the material. [Full Article...]

Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts, several killed, hundreds injured

Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts, several killed, hundreds injured The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction in Guatemala said Sunday that fiery clouds of smoke were billowing from the Volcan del Fuego and that soot blanketed cars and houses in the nearby villages of San Pedro Yepocapa and Sangre de Cristo. [Full Article...]

Trump lawyers to Mueller: Trump can not be forced to testify

Trump lawyers to Mueller: Trump can not be forced to testify Giuliani told Fox News on May 12 that Mueller notified Trump's legal team two weeks prior that he will not indict the president. It is unclear which letters the president was referring to. "I don't know how you can indict while he's in office". Mueller, meanwhile, is said to be close to wrapping up the obstruction case he has been building against Trump since a year ago. [Full Article...]

Car careens onto field during boys' baseball game, killing one

Car careens onto field during boys' baseball game, killing one The driver then "sped toward the open main gate" and hit a pedestrian as she fled the scene, investigators said . Gagne and Sanford detective Sgt. Matthew Jones are investigating the case. "We are still compiling evidence", Gagne said. Clifton said he rushed over to Parkhurst and "it did not look good". One witness said he was playing basketball as the incident the unfolded. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump would be impeached if he pardoned himself: Rudy Giuliani

The principle laid out in the letter is "a ludicrous legal theory, " said Neal Katyal, a former acting solicitor general who now works in private practice at Hogan Lovells. But an interview can't be avoided merely because other evidence is available and defense lawyers (or "the White House") have said that they disagree with the accuser's testimony implicating their client. [Full Article...]

Private Plane Carrying Four Passengers Crashed Off Of East Hampton Main Beach

Private Plane Carrying Four Passengers Crashed Off Of East Hampton Main Beach Ben Krupinski was reportedly known as the "builder to the stars" who had built homes for celebrities like Martha Stewart and Billy Joel. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate, along with local authorities, and the NTSB will determine the cause of the crash. [Full Article...]

U.S. Hints at China Talks Progress as Trump Riles Trade Allies

U.S. Hints at China Talks Progress as Trump Riles Trade Allies The third round of trade talks between the world's two largest economies appeared to fall short of bridging the gap between Beijing and Washington, which are at loggerheads over Chinese trade and industrial policy practices that US President Donald Trump says kill American jobs. [Full Article...]

Japan mulling WTO challenge to USA steel tariff: Aso

Japan mulling WTO challenge to USA steel tariff: Aso In response, Canada announced Can$16.6 billion (US$12.8 billion) in retaliatory duties on United States goods, including potentially on beef, coffee, candies, plywood and surprisingly, maple syrup, as well as steel and aluminum. But they can also increase costs more broadly for US manufacturers who cannot source all their needs locally and have to import the materials. That hurts the companies... [Full Article...]

Giuliani: Trump 'Probably Does' Have The Power To Pardon Himself, But Won't

Initially Trump counsel Jay Sekulow said the president hadn't been involved in the statement; subsequently the Washington Post reported he'd helped dictate the statement; and on Sunday the New York Times reported that-per a memo drafted by the president's lawyers-Trump had written the statement himself . [Full Article...]

G7 finance ministers warn United States against trade war over metal tariffs

G7 finance ministers warn United States against trade war over metal tariffs U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross attended meetings at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris on Wednesday, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer joins discussions in Paris on Thursday. Brussels has previously threatened to slap tariffs on USA products including bourbon, motorcycles and blue jeans. European Union retaliatory tariffs were being prepared a... [Full Article...]

North Koreans to deliver letter to Trump

North Koreans to deliver letter to Trump Kim Yong Chol has featured on lists of North Korean officials targeted by US Treasury sanctions, including for supporting his country's nuclear and missiles programmes and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the cyber attack. [Full Article...]

Trump says he 'wouldn't mind' replacing NAFTA with bilateral deals

Trump says he 'wouldn't mind' replacing NAFTA with bilateral deals Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he is having trouble with the idea that President Donald Trump considers Canadian interests a threat to the United States. The gathering, meant to explore economic issues ahead of the leaders' summit, featured discussions on trade that one minister described as "tense and tough". [Full Article...]

J&K: Youth injured in clashes between forces, protestors dies

J&K: Youth injured in clashes between forces, protestors dies Three CRPF personnel and a woman were injured here. He was shifted to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries early morning today, Kashmir Media Service reported. Dozens of people were injured when Indian troops and police personnel used brute force on the funeral of a martyred youth in Srinagar , occupied Kashmir on Saturday. [Full Article...]


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