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North Korea leader Kim arrives in Singapore ahead of Trump meeting North Korea leader Kim arrives in Singapore ahead of Trump meeting
- June 11, 2018

During the meeting, the officials also celebrated Trump's birthday. In return for safeguards and potential economic help, Trump demanded " complete, verifiable and irreversible " destruction of North Korea's nukes. Officials remain uncertain what will come out of Tuesday's unprecedented summit, the first of its kind between a sitting US president and the leader of North Korea. (more...)
Trump Continues Tweet Tirade Against Canadian PM: 'Acts Hurt When Called Out'
- June 11, 2018

Donald Trump has taken a fresh swipe at key allies after a war of words broke out following the U.S. president's decision not to endorse the conclusions of a G7 summit . Kudlow called Trudeau's press conference a "sophomoric, political stunt for domestic consumption". On Monday, Trump also renewed attacks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , who had hosted the G7 meeting in Quebec. (more...)
Woman drove 2 kids in pet kennels in Tennessee: Cops
- June 11, 2018

In a freaky story, a woman was arrested for driving kids around, not in booster seats or in the back seats, but in two pet kennels placed in the back of her auto. Except there was an extra problem. The kids told police that there was no air in the back of the vehicle, later moving them into the backseat. "I couldn't see her actually doing that", said neighbor Skylarr Blake. (more...)
Vienna May Host Trump-Putin Summit Vienna May Host Trump-Putin Summit
- June 11, 2018

Putin says " Russia welcomes the planned summit of the USA and North Korea and notes China's big contribution to helping settle the crisis on the Korean Peninsula". The six remaining nations, he said, "represent values" and a "true worldwide market force". His comments ahead of the G7 summit prompted fresh criticism from some US lawmakers. (more...)
Trump Rejects G-7 Statement, Claiming Trudeau Is 'Very Dishonest and Weak' Trump Rejects G-7 Statement, Claiming Trudeau Is 'Very Dishonest and Weak'
- June 11, 2018

British prime minister Theresa May "is fully supportive" of Mr Trudeau and his leadership, a senior United Kingdom government source said, while European Council president Donald Tusk tweeted: "There is a special place in heaven for @JustinTrudeau". (more...)
Fox News host sorry for calling Trump, Kim 'two dictators' Fox News host sorry for calling Trump, Kim 'two dictators'
- June 11, 2018

Kim Jong-un has echoed President's Trump's belief that you can know how complex worldwide negotiations on highly technical matters of nuclear technology will go from the outset if you rely on touch and feel. The meeting has been downplayed by Trump in recent days. "I called both President Trump and Kim Jong-un a dictator". The two leaders are staying at separate hotels during the summit, with Kim opting for the St Regis and President Trump choosing the Shangri La. (more...)
Trump trade adviser: ‘Special place in hell’ for Trudeau
- June 11, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shot back at Trump's comments at a press conference Saturday by saying Canadians "did not take lightly" that the American tariffs were introduced on a basis of national security, and that they would not be "pushed around". (more...)
UK's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to tour Australia & New Zealand UK's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to tour Australia & New Zealand
- June 11, 2018

Prince Harry , a former soldier who served in Afghanistan, founded the Invictus Games in 2014. They were first pictured together at the opening ceremony for the event in Toronto a year ago, and they cheered on competitors hoping to be chosen for the British team for Sydney a month before they were married. (more...)
White House adviser says Canada's Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'
- June 11, 2018

Kudlow said the USA had spent the summit negotiating in "good faith" with Trudeau and the other assembled leaders, and that the US had planned to sign the communique until Trudeau's news conference, which Kudlow called a "sophomoric play". (more...)
Kim, Trump arrive in Singapore for landmark summit Kim, Trump arrive in Singapore for landmark summit
- June 11, 2018

Mr Trump's first year in office was marked by bitter exchanges with Mr Kim as North Korea conducted several ballistic missile tests in defiance of global warnings. Trump is set to meet with Lee on Monday (local time). On his flight to Singapore , Kim Chang Son was filmed by Japanese broadcaster TBS looking at documents that read: "To guarantee success of the (US-North Korea) summit, the first and second priorities will be to ensure the safety of Chairman Kim Jong Un ". (more...)
Fox News host sorry for 'two dictators' gaffe
- June 11, 2018

Trump also appeared hopeful about the Summit on Saturday, tweeting out about the meeting, "we have a chance to achieve a truly wonderful result for North Korea and the World". " Absolutely I believe this too, and will know within 60 seconds whether I am going to play Trump, or totally play Trump ". The co-host of Fox & Friends Abby Huntsman made the comment on Sunday as TV footage showed the Republican president landing in Singapore for a summit with Kim on Tuesday. (more...)
Donald Trump Slams Justin Trudeau, Calls Him Donald Trump Slams Justin Trudeau, Calls Him "Dishonest & Weak" Over G7 Verdict
- June 11, 2018

Trump and the White House are upset that Trudeau told reporters that Canada would stand firm when it came to new USA tariffs and "not be pushed around". Continuing the back-and-forth exchange of words, Trump lashed out at the Canadian leader on Twitter , calling him "very dishonest and weak ", and his statements "false". (more...)
Merkel: Russia can not return to G7 until progress made Merkel: Russia can not return to G7 until progress made
- June 11, 2018

With as neutral an expression as possible, she stares directly at President Trump, who sits on the other side of the table. "By any reckoning we will have a final communique", Merkel told journalists on the final day of the summit in Canada, which has been held amid anger towards the United States for imposing tariffs on allies, circumventing the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the process. (more...)
White House takes up fight against 'back-stabbing' Trudeau
- June 11, 2018

President Trump called him "very dishonest and weak ". At his news conference , Trudeau said Canada would take retaliatory measures next month in response to Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. (more...)
Putin, Rouhani meet, declare continued cooperation in Syria Putin, Rouhani meet, declare continued cooperation in Syria
- June 11, 2018

QINGDAO, China-China's President Xi Jinping warned against unilateralism and trade protectionism as he, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Central Asian leaders used a regional meeting to criticize USA policy. Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met Saturday to discuss regional issues including both countries' involvement in the Syrian civil war and the USA withdrawal from a landmark nuclear deal with Iran . (more...)
Iraq ballot warehouse hit by blaze as country prepares for recount
- June 10, 2018

On Wednesday, a Sadrist Movement spokesperson commented on the parliament's vote in favor of amending the election law and said the parliament and the cabinet are responsible for the money paid for the electronic vote count, adding that the law which the parliament legislated for this is in violation of the constitution. (more...)
Chinas willing to boost imports if US meets half-way on trade Chinas willing to boost imports if US meets half-way on trade
- June 10, 2018

The Chinese Commerce ministry reiterated China's willingness to import more from the United States, but he did not offer details. President Donald Trump has mounted a personal crusade to bring the USA deficit down with the world's second-largest economy. (more...)
Trump aide says Trudeau ‘stabbed us in the back’ Trump aide says Trudeau ‘stabbed us in the back’
- June 10, 2018

The US president warned that retaliation against metal tariffs - 25% on imports of steel and 10% on aluminium from countries including the United Kingdom and the rest of the European Union - would be a mistake after previously calling the EU approach to business "brutal". (more...)
Three killed in Saudi Arabia following Houthi missile attack
- June 10, 2018

Al-Malki accused Yemen's Shia rebels of firing a projectile that was "launched deliberately to target civilians". "The Arab coalition will strike with an iron fist all those who threaten the safety and security of Saudi nationals, residents and capabilities". (more...)
President Trump May Pardon Late Boxing Champ Muhammad Ali President Trump May Pardon Late Boxing Champ Muhammad Ali
- June 10, 2018

Ali, who was known as Cassius Clay before converting to Islam, was sentenced to five years in jail and fined $10,000 for refusing to enter the US military when he was drafted during the Vietnam War. "We appreciate President Trump's sentiment, but a pardon is unnecessary", Tweel said in a statement . His Ali idea is confusing because Ali needs no pardon. (more...)
Trump breaks with G7 joint statement Trump breaks with G7 joint statement
- June 10, 2018

Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door". That's what bad faith Justin Trudeau did with that stunt press conference. "The prime minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversations with the president". But there were signs, among otherwise frustrated European leaders, that they see Trump and his "America First" agenda as an aberration and not necessarily as expressive of a new reality that will never change. (more...)
Suspect in girl's slaying in Germany is arrested in Iraq Suspect in girl's slaying in Germany is arrested in Iraq
- June 10, 2018

Both were murdered by "underage" asylum seekers who turned out to be adults. He was appealing the rejection of his asylum application and police said he was suspected in a string of previous offenses in the same area. Seehofer announced the news of the suspect's subsequent arrest during a hastily-convened press conference in the town of Quedlinburg. Authorities are also facing scrutiny over how Mr Bashar was able to flee undetected to Iraq days after the schoolgirl went missing two weeks ... (more...)
Sweden truck attacker convicted, given life sentence Sweden truck attacker convicted, given life sentence
- June 10, 2018

Rakmat Akilov was charged with terror-related murder and attempted murder for the attack that killed at least five people in April of 2017. Briton Chris Bevington, a 41-year-old executive at Swedish music-streaming service Spotify, was among the victims, which also included a Belgian woman and three Swedes, including an 11-year-old girl. (more...)
Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba has war crimes conviction overturned Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba has war crimes conviction overturned
- June 10, 2018

Bemba was convicted in 2016 on charges of having committed war crimes by allowing his forces to go on rampage in Central African Republic killing people in 2002 and 2003. ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda called the appeal decision "regrettable and troubling". But a majority of appeals judges decided Friday that the verdict did not fairly account for Bemba's efforts to stop his troops' crimes once he became aware of them - and that since he was acting as a remote commander, his power to do so ... (more...)
Air Strikes Kill at Least 44 in Syria, Monitor Says; Russia Suspected Air Strikes Kill at Least 44 in Syria, Monitor Says; Russia Suspected
- June 10, 2018

Rescue workers were still searching under the rubble for survivors. The number of civilians killed by Russian airstrikes in Syria's northwestern city of Idlib has risen to 42 with another 80 injured, according to local civil-defense sources. (more...)
Organizations, governments pledge to reduce plastic waste Organizations, governments pledge to reduce plastic waste
- June 10, 2018

Reports say, around the world 1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute, later polluting our environment . The guest speaker is Laura Griffith-Cochrane, marine biologist and curator of the Ucluelet Aquarium. Until recently, China imported recyclable materials including plastic from developed countries, such as Canada, the US and European countries, but these imports have since been banned. (more...)
Trudeau 'stabbed us in back' on trade, says Trump chief economic adviser Trudeau 'stabbed us in back' on trade, says Trump chief economic adviser
- June 10, 2018

Because the U.S. has vowed to ignore the rules of the global trading system that it helped put into place, including the World Trade Organization, trade deals are stalled for the foreseeable future. The G7 communique said the leaders of seven of the most powerful countries in the world agreed on the need for "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade" and the importance of fighting protectionism. (more...)
British high court rejects challenge to Northern Ireland abortion laws British high court rejects challenge to Northern Ireland abortion laws
- June 10, 2018

That said, because the proceedings were brought in the name of the NIHRC , rather than the name of a particular victim, the court ruled that the case lacked the sufficient grounds and "a$3 s such, the court does not have jurisdiction to make a declaration of incompatibility (with human rights law) in this case". (more...)
NY Governor asks for federal investigation into ICE conduct NY Governor asks for federal investigation into ICE conduct
- June 10, 2018

Villavicencio was arrested on June 1 when he tried to make a delivery to the Fort Hamilton garrison in Brooklyn. Chica told El Diario that a solider called ICE when Villavicencio delivered a pizza order to the base - something that he has done before. (more...)
Donald Trump asks United States representatives not to endorse G7 Summit communique
- June 10, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced he told President Trump he will go through retaliatory tariffs after Mr. Trump's decision not to exempt allies such as Canada from tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Instead of attending the 2019 G7 summit, look for Trump to attend the 2019 G2 summit with Putin in Crimea . Parsing Trump's statements on Nafta can by dizzying. (more...)

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