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As G7 feuds, Xi and Putin play up their own club

As G7 feuds, Xi and Putin play up their own club President Mamnoon Hussain and his Iran counterpart Hassan Rouhani agreed to bolster economic ties between the countries in a meeting held on Saturday in Qingdao , China . Tensions mounted between the Trump administration and fellow G7 members Canada, Germany and France when the USA imposed steep tariffs on imported metals from the countries. [Full Article...]

Trump doubles down on criticism of longtime ally Canada

Looking for news you can trust? He said that he didn't blame them for what he saw as an unbalanced trade relationship which hurts the U.S. "We make commitments and keep them", the presidency said, adding that " France and Europe maintain their support for this (G7) statement ". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation should return to G8 - Conte (2)

Russian Federation should return to G8 - Conte (2) Later, the document was made public. New Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday he would try to promote "moderate" positions on trade tariffs at a Group of Seven summit where the contentious issue looks set to dominate talks among leaders. [Full Article...]

Trump gives relationship with G7 countries 10 out of 10

Trump gives relationship with G7 countries 10 out of 10 In this photo made available by the German Federal Government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel , center, speaks with US President Donald Trump , seated at right, during the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec , Canada , on Saturday, June 9, 2018. [Full Article...]

US, North Korea officials in final summit preparations

US, North Korea officials in final summit preparations The two were North Korean media workers waiting to capture images of their leader, who all North Koreans are duty bound to revere, arriving for a historic summit with U.S. Lee met Kim on Sunday, hours after Kim arrived at Changi Airport on a Chinese plane, making his furthest overseas journey since becoming North Korean leader. [Full Article...]

Taliban announce cease-fire over Eid holiday for 1st time

Taliban announce cease-fire over Eid holiday for 1st time The Taliban also said it may release prisoners including government troops, provided they agree to refrain from fighting insurgents in the future, the statement said. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has led worldwide security efforts in Afghanistan since 2003. In a televised address on Thursday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban until June... [Full Article...]

'If We're Unable To Make A Deal, We'll Terminate NAFTA'

'If We're Unable To Make A Deal, We'll Terminate NAFTA' Trump says his tariffs are meant to protect US industry and workers from unfair global competition as part of his "America First" agenda. "Because these six represent values, represent an economic market, and more than anything, represent a real force at the worldwide level today". [Full Article...]

U.S. soldier killed, 4 others wounded in 'enemy attack' in Somalia

U.S. soldier killed, 4 others wounded in 'enemy attack' in Somalia Though U.S. -backed operations and airstrikes have dented al-Shabab, the militants have continued to carry out deadly attacks in Somalia , including a bombing in October of previous year that left some 300 people dead in the capital of Mogadishu. [Full Article...]

Top US Senate staffer charged in leak investigation

Top US Senate staffer charged in leak investigation James Wolfe , 58, was indicted on three counts of making false statements about his contacts with three reporters. The information given to reporters described in the indictment appears to relate to the committee's interest in Carter Page, an adviser to the Trump presidential campaign who traveled to Russian Federation in 2016, including the news that he had been served with a subpoena by... [Full Article...]

Trump Likely to Support End to Federal Ban on Marijuana

Trump Likely to Support End to Federal Ban on Marijuana Elizabeth Warren , D-Mass., and Cory Gardner , R-Colo., and Reps. His budget assumes $60 million in new revenues from the pending approval of recreational marijuana . "I support Senator Gardner". "We were not ordered to do anything other than the policies that we intend to carry out nationally", Sessions said. "At its heart, this.is a pro-states'-rights bill that remedies a business rela... [Full Article...]

Palestinians wounded in Gaza protests

Palestinians wounded in Gaza protests A press vest did not protect an AFP photographer from Israeli bullets fired during protests in Gaza . Hamas leaders have threatened possible mass border breaches, raising concerns in Israel that communities near Gaza might be at risk. [Full Article...]

Woman injured by bison in Yellowstone National Park after getting too close

Woman injured by bison in Yellowstone National Park after getting too close Jake Frank, a spokesperson for Yellowstone National Park , warned even if a bison doesn't feel threatened by you, if you get close and it bumps you, that's going to hurt. Because of the severity of her injuries she was flown to an Idaho trauma center. "Give animals space when they're near trails, boardwalks, parking lots, or in developed areas". [Full Article...]

By Law, Trump Must Discuss Human Rights with Kim

By Law, Trump Must Discuss Human Rights with Kim North Korea "has numerous facilities involved in the development, production, and testing of nuclear weapons and missiles, some of them located at the known nuclear complex at Yongbyon, but many located at undeclared sites elsewhere in the DPRK". [Full Article...]

Landslide threat forces suspension of Guatemala volcano search

Landslide threat forces suspension of Guatemala volcano search Rescue efforts in eruption zone suspended citing danger to workers; chances of finding anyone alive in still-steaming terrain nearly nil. Opposition politicians in Guatemala are calling on Sergio Cabanas, the national coordinator for the Disaster Reduction agency, or Conred, to step down accusing him of failing to heed early warnings about a possible eruption at the Fuego volcano ahead of Sunday... [Full Article...]

G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement President Donald Trump during the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie , Que., on Friday, June 8, 2018 . Trudeau said he told Trump directly that Canada 'particularly did not take lightly the fact that [the tariffs were] based on a national security reason'. [Full Article...]

Witness saw gator drag woman into Florida lake

Witness saw gator drag woman into Florida lake On Wednesday, one of her neighbors snapped a picture of an alligator lounging on a front porch, the Herald reported . Residents say the park is very popular. And this has happened in a place which is famous for picnics and dog-walking. However, what they found inside the gator isn't a good sign for Shizuka. [Full Article...]

Palestinian shot dead after throwing rock at Israeli soldier: Army

Palestinian shot dead after throwing rock at Israeli soldier: Army There was no immediate confirmation of the decision from the Israeli side. The Palestinian Information Ministry said in a statement that "the execution of Tamimi in cold blood, with three bullets at close range, proves how much our people are in need of worldwide protection against the Israeli war machine". [Full Article...]

One-party rule? California Democrats look to expand power

One-party rule? California Democrats look to expand power A state senate seat in California is bigger than a congressional seat--it's a million people and the [recall] was all over one issue. Mr Trump's elimination of the state-and-local tax deduction is an albatross for Republicans in high-tax California. [Full Article...]

Trump angrily tells Republican Sen. Bob Corker to back off trade bill

Trump angrily tells Republican Sen. Bob Corker to back off trade bill The EU says it will introduce "rebalancing" tariffs on about 2.8 billion euros' ($3.4 billion) worth of US steel, agricultural and other products, including bourbon, peanut butter, cranberries and orange juice. The amendment advanced on the floor, and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Sen. Toomey was joined in the move by U.S. Sens. Bob Corker , R-Tenn.; Heidi Heitkamp D-N.D.; Mark Warner... [Full Article...]

China hosts Russia, Iran for summit as US tensions rise

China hosts Russia, Iran for summit as US tensions rise Matters pertaining to bilateral relations between Pakistan and China came under discussion during the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State meeting. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Shavkat Mirziyoyev President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the sidelines of SCO Summit". To that end, one of the agreements signed on Saturday amended the 2006 protocol on p... [Full Article...]


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