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Melania Trump's Spokeswoman Says Rudy Giuliani Doesn't Speak for the First Lady Melania Trump's Spokeswoman Says Rudy Giuliani Doesn't Speak for the First Lady
- June 10, 2018

In the suit, Davidson said he only communicated with Cohen at Daniels's own instruction. The move is striking given that up until now, Davidson has been relatively reluctant to publicly discuss the details of his dealings with Daniels, as he has pointed to the constraints of attorney-client privilege. (more...)
'Today' Pushes Back on Bill Clinton's Interview Attack 'Today' Pushes Back on Bill Clinton's Interview Attack
- June 10, 2018

I meant it then, I meant it now. The result is a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller filled with details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver. I defended the Constitution". The former president appeared on CBS' "The Late Show " Tuesday night with comedian Stephen Colbert and said he understood why critics called his previous interview "tone deaf". (more...)
Imagery shows North Korea razes missile test stand:The Asahi Shimbun Imagery shows North Korea razes missile test stand:The Asahi Shimbun
- June 10, 2018

According to Wednesday's analysis, the Iha-ri site north of the city of Kusong was used for developing a medium-range solid fuel missile, which can be fired faster and more secretly than missiles using liquid fuel. He says work to raze the missile test stand and nearby support structures began in the second week of May and appeared almost complete in a May 19 image. (more...)
In battle of tweets, Canada's Trudeau dismisses Trump critique In battle of tweets, Canada's Trudeau dismisses Trump critique
- June 10, 2018

Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he was pulling the United States endorsement of G7 summit's final statement. One scene at the very beginning of the gathering of presidents and prime ministers of the biggest industrialized nations set the mood for facing the brash Mr Trump. (more...)
Immigration Deal Taking Shape in House With Deadline Approaching Immigration Deal Taking Shape in House With Deadline Approaching
- June 10, 2018

Jeff Denham says details remain unclear. "The key is, as I've said all along, is we just don't feel like there should be a special pathway, and so we're trying to figure out one that's not a special pathway", said Rep. They include possible citizenship for the immigrants , full financing for his proposed wall with Mexico and restrictions on legal immigration . Republicans have continued to lose political ground, but it has allowed the state's business community to cultivate a bloc of ... (more...)
Will Meet Trump As Soon As Washington Is Ready, Says Vladimir Putin Will Meet Trump As Soon As Washington Is Ready, Says Vladimir Putin
- June 10, 2018

The presidents of China, Russia and Mongolia pledged to strengthen trilateral cooperation during their meeting here on Saturday. Putin said in the interview that personal meetings are useful. Two of the most powerful Russian and Chinese leaders in decades, Mr. Xi and Mr. Putin, have built closer ties, while U.S. President Donald Trump has labelled both countries as economic rivals, who challenge the U.S.' core interests and values. (more...)
Trump says U.S. won't sign G7 joint statement, leaving summit in chaos Trump says U.S. won't sign G7 joint statement, leaving summit in chaos
- June 10, 2018

Trump has also maintained his stance that tariffs are a national security issue, because unfair trade deals "affect our military", he said. He added: "Canadians are polite, we're reasonable but we also will not be pushed around". Trudeau and the other G7 leaders used their meeting to try to persuade Trump to abandon the tariffs, which affect all of America's G7 allies. All three trading partners have threatened to retaliate with their own levies against USA imports. (more...)
Disputes over trade tariffs, Russian Federation overshadow G7 meeting
- June 10, 2018

Besides the escalated risk of a trade war , Trump's blistering personal attack on Trudeau poses domestic economic and political risks for the Canadian prime minister, who has stuck to a conciliatory stance in the face of USA threats on NAFTA and other bilateral trade cases. (more...)
Can Trump and Kim Bring an End to the Korean War? Can Trump and Kim Bring an End to the Korean War?
- June 10, 2018

A Kim Jong Un lookalike was detained and questioned upon his arrival in Singapore, days before a summit between the North Korean leader and President Donald Trump . Thus, like his predecessors, Trump will be played by Pyongyang, as Kim demurs, defies, and blatantly violates the terms of the agreement and continues to march down his nuclear path". (more...)
United Nations adds 6 traffickers and smugglers to Libya sanctions list United Nations adds 6 traffickers and smugglers to Libya sanctions list
- June 10, 2018

The implementation of the sanctions came after Russian Federation lifted a technical hold it set on the request for action against the individuals. At the end of 2017, United States network CNN aired footage of Africans sold as slaves in Libya, sparking outrage from political leaders and street protests in African and European capitals. (more...)
Trump says North Korea summit is ‘one-time shot’ for Kim Trump says North Korea summit is ‘one-time shot’ for Kim
- June 10, 2018

Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Kim Jong-un had personally assured him that, "he is prepared to denuclearize". Trump was speaking from the G7 summit in Canada ahead of his trip to Singapore for the planned sit-down with the North Korean dictator. (more...)
Hundreds of concealed weapons licenses revoked because of employee negligence Hundreds of concealed weapons licenses revoked because of employee negligence
- June 10, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla . (AP) - For more than a year, Florida failed to do national background checks on people applying for concealed weapons permits. Florida does not allow the open carry of weapons, but more than 1.9 million have permits to carry guns and weapons in public if they are concealed. (more...)
Trump blames Canada for burning White House in 1812 War Trump blames Canada for burning White House in 1812 War
- June 10, 2018

Top White House economics advisor Larry Kudlow, in line with the long-standing expert consensus in the G7 industrialized democracies, opposed tariffs before joining Trump's team, but now says he agrees that the trade status quo hurts America. (more...)
Happy election day! Now get out there and mark a ballot Happy election day! Now get out there and mark a ballot
- June 10, 2018

Check your mail. If you are registered to vote, the Montgomery County Board of Elections is mailing you a personalized sample ballot, with all the information you will need to vote in the 2018 Gubernatorial Election, depending on which political party you are registered with and where you live. (more...)
Guatemala warns of falling ash as volcanic activity picks up Guatemala warns of falling ash as volcanic activity picks up
- June 09, 2018

But all around them, he saw and heard people dying. But between stoppages, search teams had been working with shovels and heavy equipment to find more bodies from Sunday's big eruption. On June 3, the Fuego volcano affected, mainly, the departments of Escuintla, Chimaltenango and Suchitepequez, declared for 30 days in a state of public calamity that same day. (more...)
Lindsey Graham Supports Trump's Authority on Tariffs Lindsey Graham Supports Trump's Authority on Tariffs
- June 09, 2018

Senators, particularly from farm states, have lobbied Trump for months against starting a full-scale trade war that could dampen economic growth. Corker, a Tennessee Republican, is seeking to attach the measure next week to a popular annual defense measure under debate on the Senate floor. (more...)
At Guatemala volcano, weather and danger halt search At Guatemala volcano, weather and danger halt search
- June 09, 2018

Ascon says she still has other family members unaccounted for - her father, mother and sisters. The rebuilding task is enormous. The death toll from Fuego's most violent eruption in four decades has been gradually rising and now stands at 109, the Central American country's disaster and forensic agency Inacif said. (more...)
Trump demands end to 'unfair' trade at G7 summit Trump demands end to 'unfair' trade at G7 summit
- June 09, 2018

Trump insisted United States allies would yield to his demands of a trade rebalance, warning that the USA would crush any opposition in a potential trade war . "Putin is not our friend and he is not the president's buddy", Sasse said. "I think it will be very positive", Trump said on Friday, without giving details. (more...)
Merkel doesn't see readmission of Russia to G-7 Merkel doesn't see readmission of Russia to G-7
- June 09, 2018

According to Deutsche Welle , it consists of "One-minute questions; one-minute answers; no follow-ups and no pre-submitted questions". At her first question-and-answer session in parliament on Wednesday, Merkel was asked by a lawmaker from the nationalist Alternative for Germany party, Michael Espendiller, whether it was right to throw Russian Federation out of the G-8 and whether it would be good to revive the format. (more...)
Inspector general report says James Comey defied authority, chastises Loretta Lynch Inspector general report says James Comey defied authority, chastises Loretta Lynch
- June 09, 2018

ABC News reported Wednesday that the report, from the DOJ's independent Inspector General Michael Horowitz, will brand Comey 'insubordinate'. The Department of Justice Inspector General is examining the FBI's handling of Hillary Clinton 's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. (more...)
Queen cuts a lonely figure without Prince Philip at Trooping the Colour
- June 09, 2018

The royal has been undergoing riding lessons ahead of the event where he rode on horseback behind The Queen's carriage alongside Prince Charles , Prince William and Princess Anne. As part of the day's pomp, almost 1,000 soldiers march to Horse Guards Parade and the Royal Air Force performs a flyover (which the royals famously watch each year from the balcony at Buckingham Palace). (more...)
Taliban agrees to unprecedented Eid ceasefire with Afghan forces Taliban agrees to unprecedented Eid ceasefire with Afghan forces
- June 09, 2018

A Taliban statement ordered a halt on attacks of "internal enemies" but said that operations against "foreign invaders" should continue with attacks against them "wherever and whenever they are seen". The Trump administration has sent additional troops to try to change the course of America's longest war. On Friday, senior USA officials said they will intensify combat against the Islamic State affiliate in the country during the Kabul government's temporary halt to attacks on the ... (more...)
G7: Trump trades easy banter with allies but differences persist G7: Trump trades easy banter with allies but differences persist
- June 09, 2018

Canada's Trade Minister Francois Philippe Champagne was even more blunt, declaring: "What we are seeing is that the world economic order is under pressure, under attack". "Ultimately that's what you want, you want tariff free, no barriers, and you want no subsides because you have some countries subsidizing industries and that's not fair", Trump said . (more...)
PM's statement prior to his departure to Qingdao in China PM's statement prior to his departure to Qingdao in China
- June 09, 2018

The two leaders took stock of the progress in implementing the decisions they had taken at their informal summit in Wuhan in April. Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi. "We are the world's two most populous countries and among the fastest growing major economies". These rules and norms should be based on the consent of all, not on the power of the few. (more...)
Warren, Gardner Unveil Marijuana Bill Easing Federal Enforcement
- June 09, 2018

Trump's remarks Friday echo a promise that Gardner said he received privately from the president in April to support legislation protecting the marijuana industry in states that have legalized the drug. "This is a bill that says the states are laboratories of democracy", Gardner told Tapper. The bill would effectively set the minimum legal age for using marijuana at 21 nationwide. (more...)
Spain's Socialist Party reveals members of new Cabinet | AP business Spain's Socialist Party reveals members of new Cabinet | AP business
- June 09, 2018

Spain's new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez named his cabinet yesterday, with women dominating the top posts for the first time in the country's history. Numerous new ministers are drawn from outside politics, such as former astronaut Pedro Duque , who has been appointed minister of science, innovation and universities. (more...)
Trump to skip G7 climate sessions following spat with Macron, Trudeau Trump to skip G7 climate sessions following spat with Macron, Trudeau
- June 09, 2018

It should be a part of it. Conte, a political novice who didn't run for election, is making his worldwide debut at the G-7 meetings in Canada . As night fell crowds gathered near the conference media centre, some of them burning G7 flags and assaulting journalists. (more...)
Woman gored by bison in Yellowstone after crowd gets too close Woman gored by bison in Yellowstone after crowd gets too close
- June 09, 2018

She is now in good condition and the incident remains under investigation. For the third time this week and fourth time in just over a month, a park visitor was attacked by wildlife. The woman tried to back away, but the elk pursued her and struck her in the head and torso. Calving season is causing elk mothers to act aggressively as they protect their newborns and hide them near buildings or cars, park experts said. (more...)
Taliban announces three-day ceasefire over Eid
- June 09, 2018

In the statement sent to the media early Saturday, the Taliban said its fighters would not launch attacks against Afghan security forces but that they would defend themselves if necessary. The Taliban, ousted from power in a US-led invasion in 2001, have not yet confirmed if they will respect the ceasefire, which was called to coincide with Eidul Fitr. (more...)
At least 18 killed in Baghdad explosion At least 18 killed in Baghdad explosion
- June 09, 2018

Iraq's highest judicial authority, the Supreme Judicial Council, had said this week that the courts could not force the IHEC to conduct a manual recount because the law stipulated the use of electronic vote counting devices. At least 16 people were killed and dozens injured after an arms depot exploded in the Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital late yesteday, security and medical sources said. (more...)

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