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North Korea's Kim Jong-Un is the USA special representative - view

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un is the USA special representative - view The report has not been confirmed, and some previous reports by South Korean media turned out to have been incorrect. Reuters was not able to confirm The Chosun Ilbo report, and U.S. The February summit in Vietnam's capital Hanoi, the second between Kim Jong-un and Mr Trump, failed to reach a deal because of conflicts over USA calls for denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and North Ko... [Full Article...]

China escalates trade war with new retaliatory tariffs on United States exports

China escalates trade war with new retaliatory tariffs on United States exports Hopefully, the Beijing leadership will see that this tactic will harm China far more than it helps it. The compact between the party and the people, growth without political reform, could be damaged. Such a move may put more upward pressure on prices of electric cars, just as battery prices were expected to fall to parity with prices of internal combustion powertrains and accelerate the adopti... [Full Article...]

Pompeo visits Germany as tensions rise between US, Iran

Pompeo visits Germany as tensions rise between US, Iran Germany has also refused to follow the USA lead on banning Chinese telecom company Huawei from developing fifth-generation technology amid Washington's concerns that the firm will jeopardise security and privacy due to its government ties. [Full Article...]

Trump urges Britain to go for no-deal Brexit

Trump urges Britain to go for no-deal Brexit Yet beneath the pomp and ceremony, there are differences aplenty. For the second time in as many weeks, President Donald Trump is headed overseas, where he will be feted by a foreign government despite long-standing differences on combustible issues that could overshadow the pomp and circumstance. [Full Article...]

Trump gifted Netanyahu a really ‘Nice’ map of Israel

Trump gifted Netanyahu a really ‘Nice’ map of Israel However, he was looking over his shoulder at the Likud benches during the vote in what some commentators interpreted as concern about any last-minute revolt. Netanyahu has a home in the tony coastal town of Caesarea; Liberman lives in the West Bank settlement of Nokdim. It comes as he prepares for a pre-indictment hearing before criminal charges are expected to be filed against him in a series of... [Full Article...]

Footage shows terrifying moment cruise ship crashes into tourist boat in Venice

Footage shows terrifying moment cruise ship crashes into tourist boat in Venice The Giudecca, which leads to the popular St Mark's Square, is one of Venice's major waterways. Footage captured by witnesses shows alarmed passengers fleeing the dock as the looming cruise ship bears down on the river boat, horn blaring. [Full Article...]

Mexico and U.S. trade war of words over immigration after tariff threat

Mexico and U.S. trade war of words over immigration after tariff threat Trump threatened via tweet on Thursday to impose the tariffs not for business reasons but to force Mexico to stop people from entering the US illegally. In the tweets, Trump also bashed Democrats on border security. "These proposed tariffs would have devastating consequences on manufacturers in America and on American consumers", said Jay Timmons, chief executive officer of the National Assoc... [Full Article...]

Boeing 737 MAX likely to be grounded for months, association says

Boeing 737 MAX likely to be grounded for months, association says Following the crashes however, the Seattle Times reported that the FAA had delegated part of the certification process for the plane to Boeing engineers. "We expect continued volatility in the shares until the issues hanging over Boeing move closer to being resolved", CFRA added . Muilenburg said Boeing will work with airlines on different forms of compensation for the grounding and the halt ... [Full Article...]

Shanahan: USS John McCain quiz made straight away to Seventh Rapid

Shanahan: USS John McCain quiz made straight away to Seventh Rapid McCain out of sight during a recent speech by President Donald Trump in Japan . "A request was made to the U.S. Navy to minimize the visibility of USS John S. On Thursday , acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan ordered his chief of staff to investigate reports that the White House ordered the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer be hidden or obscured from view during the pre... [Full Article...]

Iranian-Linked Social Media Users Impersonated 2018 US Candidates

Iranian-Linked Social Media Users Impersonated 2018 US Candidates The company disclosed that it removed a staggering 2.2 billion fake accounts in Q1 2019 alone. "The individuals also represented themselves as journalists or other personas and tried to contact policymakers, reporters, academics, Iranian dissidents and other public figures", said Facebook. [Full Article...]

Trump slashes India’s trade benefits, demands ‘reasonable access’ to markets

Trump slashes India’s trade benefits, demands ‘reasonable access’ to markets The Trump administration argues that New Delhi has failed to assure America that it will provide equitable and reasonable access to its markets in numerous sectors. The two nations have been in a battle for months over trade agreements. But President Trump is never bothered with multilaterally- agreed trade rules. [Full Article...]

Malaysia will allow Lynas plant to keep running

Malaysia will allow Lynas plant to keep running His comment came after a wave of controversy over the Chinese telecommunications firm, which has been hit by allegations of espionage and faces a United States ban. "Obviously the strategic value of Lynas, given what has happened with the US trade war, has just been highlighted", said Matthew Ryland of Greencape Capital, the company's second-biggest shareholder. [Full Article...]

Smoke spreads, air quality at 'very high risk' as Alberta wildfires burn

Smoke spreads, air quality at 'very high risk' as Alberta wildfires burn The National Resources Canada website says that "Fire-prone conditions are predicted to increase across Canada... potentially result [ing] in a doubling of the amount of area burned by the end of this century", and that this could have "severe environmental and economic consequences". [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson must attend court on misconduct allegations, judge says

Boris Johnson must attend court on misconduct allegations, judge says I have always liked him", he added. Trump repeated his backing for those candidates to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May who have said Britain must leave on the due date of October 31 with or without a deal. He said to The Sun: "I actually have studied it very hard". Farage has been an ally of Trump since before the US president took office, joining him on the 2016 campaign trail. [Full Article...]

Drug lord Frank Lucas, who inspired American Gangster film, dies aged 88

Celebrity news website TMZ reports that he is survived by seven children. He was again arrested in 1984 and sentenced to an additional seven years in prison for drug trafficking. As he got older, Lucas got into trouble again. "Look, all you got to know is that I am sitting here talking to you right now", Lucas said in a 2000 interview with NY. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom opposition calls for election or second referendum on Brexit deal

United Kingdom opposition calls for election or second referendum on Brexit deal The Labour leader warned that the Tory leadership contest would damage communities on both sides of the Brexit divide in Britain. May will quit as Conservative leader on June 7, with the new premier due to be in place before July 20. READ: Shock poll puts Lib Dems in first place for first time in nine years Jeremy Corbyn would be kidding himself if Labour can win a general election without th... [Full Article...]

Experienced guide among British climbers missing in Himalayas

Experienced guide among British climbers missing in Himalayas The group was attempting to scale Nanda Devi East, one of the highest and most hard to climb peaks in India at just over 24,000 feet (7,400 meters) tall, local Uttarakhand District Magistrate, Vijay Kumar Jogdande, told CNN. After a recce of the route they will be making a summit attempt on an unclimbed peak at 6,477 metres". The group said it had trekked into the heart of the Nanda Devi sanct... [Full Article...]

Human remains discovered in bag may be that of Maleah Davis

Human remains discovered in bag may be that of Maleah Davis Quannell X was representing Maleah's mother, Brittany Bowens , until this week, when he said he dropped her because her story about what happened to Maleah contained inconsistencies. "And he confessed to me where he dumped the body". Vence, a person of interest in Maleah's disappearance and her mother's ex-fiance, made the confession to Quanell from jail Friday morning. [Full Article...]

Blasts at Russian 'Kristall' explosives plant followed by fire

Blasts at Russian 'Kristall' explosives plant followed by fire The explosion took place at the "Kristall" factory in Dzerzhinsk about 400 kilometres (250 miles) east of Moscow , in the Nizhny Novgorod region, a health ministry official told Interfax news agency. The blasts, around midday (0900 GMT) were heard all over the town of more than 230,000 residents and shock waves smashed or damaged windows in around 180 buildings, city authorities told TASS new... [Full Article...]

AOC Calls for Ban on Revolving Door for Lawmakers Who Become Lobbyists

AOC Calls for Ban on Revolving Door for Lawmakers Who Become Lobbyists At minimum there should be a long wait period, ' she tweeted. "The Swamp would hate it, but perhaps a chance for some bipartisan cooperation?", he tweeted. Among those that made the switch are former Rep. Joe Crowley, the Democrat who Ocasio-Cortez unseated, and former Rep. Mike Capuano, a Suffolk County, Massachusetts Democrat whose progressive credentials weren't enough to stop now-Rep. [Full Article...]


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