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DPRK, US leaders hold historic meeting in Singapore

As I recently wrote , while certain sanctions on North Korea are discretionary, a key 2016 law specifically obligates the president to sanction people and entities complicit in human rights abuses in North Korea - not just those involved in weapons proliferation - and the Trump administration legally can't suspend sanctions more broadly unless North Korea implements key human rights reforms... [Full Article...]

UK Labour MPs Worried by Govt's EEA Deal With EU - Frontbencher

But if the amendments being debated in Parliament this week force a change to the government's negotiating strategy, the wound could yet reopen. Pro-EU lawmakers welcomed it as a signal that the government is giving up on a "no deal" Brexit. [Full Article...]

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman weeps after common friends Trump-Kim meet

He explained that President Obama "didn't even give [him] the time of day", when he suggested he had a solution that would fix America's relationship with Korea. Rodman traveled to Singapore for the summit and was sponsored by the marijuana-focused cryptocurrency company Potcoin . "I'll tell you what the Marshall wants more than anything". [Full Article...]

Trump blasts 'haters & losers' in typo-filled tweet from Singapore

Trump blasts 'haters & losers' in typo-filled tweet from Singapore Trump and Kim planned to meet one on one, joined only by translators, for up to two hours before admitting their respective advisers, a USA official said. James Walsh, a senior research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with extensive experience in back-channel negotiations with the Pyongyang government said that the focus on personal chemistry rather than technical details re... [Full Article...]

The best reactions to viral Merkel, Trump G7 photo

The best reactions to viral Merkel, Trump G7 photo Trans-Atlantic and other trade wars would have "a long-term impact on the global economy", he said at a Berlin meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders of the IMF, World Bank and other worldwide institutions. Officials from Justin Trudeau's team also shared an image of the Canadian PM and summit host leader being presented with work by Prime Minister Theresa May, Mr Macro... [Full Article...]

Trump Says That Without Otto Warmbier, North Korea Summit Wouldn't Have Happened

It futher sees the USA and North Korea agree to "establish new relations", and 'join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula'. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that the U.S. negotiating team "delivers for America's swagger". Reactions to the summit and to Trump's post-summit statements have been predictably mixed. [Full Article...]

'We have a deal,' say Greece and Macedonia over name dispute

Significantly, they agreed that the new name would be used both internationally and bilaterally, so that even the 140 or more countries that recognize the name Macedonia will also have to adopt North Macedonia . "We got a fair deal..." European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini and commissioner Johannes Hahn issued a joint statement congratulating the two prime ministers "in re... [Full Article...]

Trump thanks Singapore for hospitality and friendship, Latest Singapore News

Trump thanks Singapore for hospitality and friendship, Latest Singapore News A Trump administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the USA side was entering the talks with a sense of optimism and an equal dose of skepticism given North Korea's long history of developing nuclear weapons. Trump and Kim will participate in a one-on-one meeting, with only translators, followed by an expanded meeting that will include Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , Ch... [Full Article...]

USA school uses lullaby to teach kids about lockdown drills

USA school uses lullaby to teach kids about lockdown drills The post has already been liked and shared more than 60,000 times with many other parents sharing their outrage that the spate of school shootings had inevitably led to this. In a statement, Superintendent Mary Skipper and city Mayor Joseph Curtatone applauded the teacher's creativity, but they lamented that lockdown drills have become as common as fire drills. [Full Article...]

Migrants remain at sea as Italy-Malta standoff intensifies

Migrants remain at sea as Italy-Malta standoff intensifies Aid group SOS Mediterranee said the passengers on its ship, the Aquarius, included 400 people who were picked up by the Italian navy, the country's coastguard and private cargo ships and transferred. The rescue ship's crew itself pulled 229 migrants from the water or from traffickers' unseaworthy boats Saturday night, including 123 unaccompanied minors and seven pregnant women. [Full Article...]

USA woman arrested after children filmed in auto in pet kennels

She told them to sit in the kennels, usually occupied by her two puppies, for the 25 mile journey because there was no room in the back of the vehicle. "I think she needs some help". According to Local Memphis , Nikita Blake, another of Cheeks' neighbours, added: "It's very sad". The bystander, who asked to remain anonymous, sent the video to Memphis Police. [Full Article...]

Trump torpedoes G7 united front as summit ends

Trump torpedoes G7 united front as summit ends Mr. Trump called Trudeau "dishonest & weak" after Trudeau said at a news conference that Canada would retaliate for new USA tariffs. "Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", Trudeau said at the G7 . [Full Article...]

Trump says Canadian prime minister 'acts hurt when called out'

Trump says Canadian prime minister 'acts hurt when called out' He said the move was based on Mr Trudeau's " false statements . and the fact that Canada is charging massive tariffs to our USA farmers, workers and companies". "According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with U.S (guess they were bragging and got caught!). Look forward to seeing them tomorrow". [Full Article...]

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...]


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