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Trump Will Meet with North Korean Envoy, White House Says
- June 02, 2018

In a scene that would have been hard to imagine even a few months ago, Trump walked former North Korean spy chief Kim Yong Chol to his black SUV after meeting for more than an hour in the Oval Office on Friday. After spending months trading insults and war threats with him, has Kim learned that the way to influence Trump is to appeal to his ego - something South Korean President Moon Jae-in seemed to try in April when he openly vouched for Trump as a candidate for the Nobel Peace ... (more...)
United States vows UN Security Council veto of proposal on Palestinians
- June 02, 2018

Haley delivered a blunt warning to European countries and other council members that choosing to "vote in favour of this resolution will clarify their own lack of fitness to take part in any credible negotiations between the two parties". The council has been deadlocked for weeks over how to respond to the violence against Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip - even as a United Nations envoy warned this week that the crisis could escalate into all-out war . (more...)
US Pacific Command is now US Indo-Pacific Command, gets new commander US Pacific Command is now US Indo-Pacific Command, gets new commander
- June 02, 2018

Leadership of the U.S. Pacific Command changed hands Wednesday. Speaking in Beijing, Chinese defence ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said the name change had been noted. Those actions led the US to disinvite China from participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise, which the US Navy calls "the world's largest global maritime exercise", and involves some 26 nations including India and countries like Vietnam and the Philippines which actively contest China's claims to the South ... (more...)
Jury awards 4 cents to family of black man killed by deputy Jury awards 4 cents to family of black man killed by deputy
- June 02, 2018

Police say Hill brandished a handgun and refused to drop it when ordered, according to The New York Times , but his family disagrees. "We challenge America to do better than the jury for Gregory Hill's three children", Phillips said . Toxicology would later show Hill was intoxicated, to the point he could not legally drive. "Why go there with the $1?" he asked. A sheriff's statement said Deputy Christopher Newman, who fired the fatal shots, was "placed in a very hard situation, and ... (more...)
These are the universities with the best reputation in the world These are the universities with the best reputation in the world
- June 02, 2018

Forty-four of the world's 100 best-regarded universities were American, according to a reputation survey, including 28 of the top 50. The magazine's World University Ranking placed MSU 194th overall, a gradual slide from 188th previous year and 161st in 2016. (more...)
White House Moves Ahead With Tough Trade Measures on China White House Moves Ahead With Tough Trade Measures on China
- June 02, 2018

Critics had accused the administration of going soft on China after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said tariffs were on hold while the two sides continue trade talks. On Tuesday, Trump renewed his threat to place 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods, in retaliation for what his administration says are China's unfair trade practices. (more...)
Trudeau calls USA viewing Canada as national security threat 'simply ridiculous'
- June 02, 2018

A White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the back and forth between both countries, said Trudeau spoke to Trump last Friday, and then Trudeau called Pence on Monday to follow up. "With the expiration of the European Union exemption now confirmed to take effect tomorrow [June 1], unfortunately, our pessimism was justified, and we will now see damage not only to the United Kingdom steel sector but also the USA economy". (more...)
Palestinian woman killed by Israeli fire on Gaza border: ministry Palestinian woman killed by Israeli fire on Gaza border: ministry
- June 02, 2018

A Security Council resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by any of the permanent members - the United States, Britain, France, Russia or China to be adopted. Over 110 Palestinians were killed and thousands wounded by Israeli military fire. "It is outrageous for the Security Council to fail to condemn Hamas rocket attacks against Israeli civilians while the Human Rights Council approves sending a team to investigate Israeli actions taken in self defense", said Haley. (more...)
Hezbollah, Iran-Backed Forces Won't Take Part in South Syria Assault Hezbollah, Iran-Backed Forces Won't Take Part in South Syria Assault
- June 02, 2018

Russian Federation is a main ally of Iran. "It is important to continue the dialogue between us and to keep an open line between the IDF and Russian army", Liberman told Shoigu. Over 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria are embedded with the SDF in the northeast as well as in the enclave of At-Tanf in the south, along the Jordanian border. (more...)
Image Of Child Migrant Cells Shows Years Of Federal Neglect Image Of Child Migrant Cells Shows Years Of Federal Neglect
- June 02, 2018

Favreau said Tuesday he later deleted the tweet after social media users pointed out that the photos were taken during the Obama administration. It was subsequently reported that almost 1,500 immigrant children had been " lost " while in federal custody until the end of previous year. (more...)
Payment problems as Visa outage hits Payment problems as Visa outage hits
- June 02, 2018

The issue affects Visa credit card holders who are trying to pay for items or withdraw cash from ATMs. Worldpay, the UK's leading payments provider, said: "Customers may be seeing intermittent transaction declines due to an issue Visa is now experiencing in Europe with all acquirers. (more...)
Knife attack at Flensburg train station in northern Germany Knife attack at Flensburg train station in northern Germany
- June 02, 2018

There has been at least one fatality and two injuries, according to local media. Then the attacker is said to have injured the female police officer and her colleague then shot the man. One of the passengers during a quarrel with a fellow traveler took out a knife and stabbed him, reports Bild . The train station has been cordoned off and access roads have been blocked. (more...)
Trump confirms June 12 meeting with Kim in Singapore Trump confirms June 12 meeting with Kim in Singapore
- June 02, 2018

The decision to hold the diplomatic meeting in Singapore comes roughly a week after Trump called the summit off in a threatening letter. Far from being hustled in through the back door of the White House, Kim was welcomed at the south lawn entrance in front of massed ranks of cameras and escorted to the Oval Office, where the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo , was waiting with Trump. (more...)
Jury awards 4 cents to family of Florida man killed by deputy
- June 01, 2018

The mother filed the lawsuit on the second anniversary of his death, alleging negligence and liability against the office of St. Lucie County, Fla., Sheriff Ken Mascara. A statement from St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara said Newman was "placed in a very hard situation" and "like so many fellow law enforcement officers must do every day, he made the best decision he could for the safety of his partner, himself, and the public given the circumstances he faced". (more...)
Obama Took Trump's Victory Hard, According to New Book Obama Took Trump's Victory Hard, According to New Book
- June 01, 2018

In his memoir, " The World as It Is ", Ben Rhodes , the former deputy national security adviser to Obama, talked about how Obama coped with knowing Trump would try to reverse much of what he had accomplished. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany told Obama that she felt more obliged to run for another term because of Trump's election to defend the liberal worldwide order. (more...)
Italy heads for populist government after months of… Italy heads for populist government after months of…
- June 01, 2018

The new government is expected to face votes of confidence in the two houses of parliament on Monday and Tuesday. While Tria has been critical of the European Union , he is not been seen as an advocate for an exit from the eurozone.The new deal was blessed by Mattarella, who earlier this week nominated a technocrat, Carlo Cottarelli , to serve as prime minister. (more...)
Visa suffers ‘service disruption’ across Europe
- June 01, 2018

Credit card company Visa is experiencing a service disruption across Europe which is preventing transactions being processed. Users across the continent have reported problems during the day when attempting to make payments using their Visa cards. (more...)
North Korea, United States prepare for historic summit amid cancellation threats North Korea, United States prepare for historic summit amid cancellation threats
- June 01, 2018

He is scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss a prospective Trump-Kim meeting , according to Sanders. Kim Yong-chol, North Korea's former spy chief, would become the highest ranked official from the isolated nation to visit the USA since 2000, when Pyongyang sent Vice Marshal Jo Myong-rok to meet then-President Bill Clinton . (more...)
Kim Agrees to Summit With Russia as Foreign Minister Lavrov Visits Kim Agrees to Summit With Russia as Foreign Minister Lavrov Visits
- June 01, 2018

There's a very good chance that it won't be done in one meeting or two meetings or three meetings. Pyongyang's state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported the reaffirmation occurred - as a meeting with the USA hangs in the balance - at an encounter between its leader and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov . (more...)
Deadbeat son, 30, finally moving out of parents' home Deadbeat son, 30, finally moving out of parents' home
- June 01, 2018

So Rotondo arrived back at the house around 9:30 a.m.in the passenger seat of a pickup truck. He loaded a cooler and some garbage bags of items into the pickup truck, then turned his attention to the auto. he just needs to iron out the details. Rotondo has expressed relief at leaving his parents' Camillus house, despite trying in court to buy himself six more months at home. (more...)
Trump wants a total ban on German luxury vehicle imports ars_ab.settitle(1316879)
- June 01, 2018

The weekly business magazine cited a number of unnamed sources from Europe and the Unite States who confirm the exchange between Mr Macron and Mr Trump, who met in Washington in April during the three-day state visit of the French leader. "I love free trade, but it must be a smart trade for me to call it fair". News of the attack on German automakers arrives just hours before Trump is set to impose 25% steel and 10% aluminum tariffs on product arriving from Mexico, Canada, and the European ... (more...)
Cyclist armed with MASSIVE knife confronts driver in horrifying clip Cyclist armed with MASSIVE knife confronts driver in horrifying clip
- June 01, 2018

But the driver has nowhere to go and hits an oncoming auto. The auto then hits an oncoming vehicle and the man, who dropped his bike and pulled out a large blade, proceeds to kick the auto and slash its driver-side windows. A spokeswoman said: "Police were called on Wednesday, May 30 at around 5pm to reports of males smashing a vehicle window in London Road, Croydon". A crowd of onlookers watched as the angry cyclist continued his assault while the driver remained inside the auto. (more...)
AG Jeff Sessions 'worthless,' former Congressman Jason Chaffetz says AG Jeff Sessions 'worthless,' former Congressman Jason Chaffetz says
- June 01, 2018

On Fox News on Tuesday, Gowdy, who is due to retire, said the intelligence service's decision was justified, and defended it against the furious attacks from Trump about the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DoJ's political neutrality. (more...)
Study estimates higher death toll in Puerto Rico post-Maria Study estimates higher death toll in Puerto Rico post-Maria
- June 01, 2018

The authors of the study eventually reached a final estimate of 5,740 direct and indirect Maria deaths, saying numerous victims who died lived alone, and therefore could not be part of the survey. Hurricane Katrina's number is 1,836. USA territory officials stressed that the Puerto Rican government has hired George Washington University to conduct an assessment of Maria's death toll and that the results of that review are still forthcoming. (more...)
Metal tariffs 'incomprehensible,' says Guajardo as trade war threatens
- June 01, 2018

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker also said the EU would respond with penalties of its own on USA exports. "Today is a bad day for world trade", European trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström said in a statement . The import duties will give a boost to American makers of steel and aluminium by making foreign metals more expensive. With a week to go before the June 7-8 summit, there's still no final agreement on the agenda, British and Italian officials said. (more...)
Spanish government falls, Socialist opposition leader takes power Spanish government falls, Socialist opposition leader takes power
- June 01, 2018

Spain's King Felipe VI still has to swear him in. Mr Rajoy, who was one of Europe's longest-serving leaders, told the Spanish parliament he was proud of his record. The pro-European politician - nicknamed Mr Handsome in Spain - said he wants to implement reforms in some areas, including salaries, pensions and gender equality. (more...)
Two lions, two tigers and a jaguar escape from German zoo Two lions, two tigers and a jaguar escape from German zoo
- June 01, 2018

The animals are said to have escaped when when a storm hit the area and caused floods. It is reported that a river overflowed and wore down fences, allowing the risky animals a way out. Vets are said to be on sight as well as police and firefighters. Police told the Associated Press Friday morning that the escaped animals are believed to still be on the grounds of Eifel Zoo in Lünebach. (more...)
Russia comes under fire at UN over MH17 downing Russia comes under fire at UN over MH17 downing
- June 01, 2018

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov compared the MH17 case to British allegations that Moscow is responsible for poisoning former spy Sergey Skripal - another charge widely believed in the West that the Kremlin denies. On July 17, 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down while flying over territory held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, killing everyone on board, a lot of them from the Netherlands. (more...)
Brexiteers, Brussels both angered by European Union budget extension with UK Brexiteers, Brussels both angered by European Union budget extension with UK
- June 01, 2018

Referring to Soros as a "scumbag", the Brexit group Leave.EU tweeted reminders that the billionaire had "profited big time from speculating against our currency", a reference to Soros betting against the Sterling on global money markets in 1992. (more...)
Mexican journalist killed in northern border state, prosecutor’s office says Mexican journalist killed in northern border state, prosecutor’s office says
- June 01, 2018

Among the topics dealt with Gonzalez a question of security in the state of Tamaulipas. The Tamaulipas attorney general's office said in a statement Tuesday they are investigating what prompted the murder . A 2017 report from Reporters Without Borders (RSF) found Mexico to be the second most unsafe country in the world for media workers, with only Syria more perilous. (more...)

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