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13 dead in ‘IS attack’ on Afghan Ministry 13 dead in ‘IS attack’ on Afghan Ministry
- June 12, 2018

In the meantime, a security official said the militants have detonated a Humvee armored personnel carrier packed with the explosives near the district security commandment compound. Pakistan has always been accused of supporting the Taliban and providing safe haven to its leaders - charges Islamabad denies. Although the group said it would halt attacks on state forces for three days, it vowed to continue operations against foreign troops. (more...)
Trump says Kim Jong Un will "start now" on denuclearization
- June 12, 2018

Speaking to Cuomo, Rodman got emotional as he spoke of his efforts of trying to bring bitter rivals North Korea and the United States together. Trump also reaffirmed the tight US-Singapore relations by reassuring PM Lee that he was "his friend". (more...)
Trump, Kim Commit to 'Immediate Repatriation' of Korean War Missing Trump, Kim Commit to 'Immediate Repatriation' of Korean War Missing
- June 12, 2018

Beijing's participation in the penalties is a key to keeping them in play against Kim's regime. "We will be there together with North Korea along the way", he said. "So I think the rhetoric - I hated to do it, sometimes I felt foolish doing it - but we had no choice". Warmbier, 22, was a student at the University of Virginia when he was arrested in North Korea in January 2016 for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster. (more...)
Italy's Conte give backing for Russia's return to G8 Italy's Conte give backing for Russia's return to G8
- June 12, 2018

Elsewhere in her remarks, May underscored the need to stop having tit-for-tat actions in a trade war between the European Union and the USA which began after Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from key allies. They are also a fresh reminder that efforts by other leaders to woo Trump in hopes of swaying his opinion have been largely unsuccessful. Mr Putin also criticised the United States withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal in a speech at the summit. (more...)
U.S. lauds its ties with Taiwan on dedication of new office U.S. lauds its ties with Taiwan on dedication of new office
- June 12, 2018

The precarious balance Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen must navigate between a more assertive China and the uncertainty of American policy will be in focus Tuesday when she attends the opening of a new de facto US embassy. Trump has previously vowed to honor Beijing's One China policy, but Washington's recent attempts to cozy up to Taiwan have undermined Beijing's confidence in his pledge. (more...)
Macedonia and Greece reach agreement in name dispute
- June 12, 2018

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras said in a televised statement on Tuesday that Macedonia's name change to "Republic of North Mecedonia" would be reflected both domestically and overseas. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that all of Greece's concerns had been addressed with the new name, according to the Associated Press . A resolution of the dispute would see Greece lift objection to Macedonia's accession to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. (more...)
Homeowner’s association issued gator warning before attack in Davie Homeowner’s association issued gator warning before attack in Davie
- June 12, 2018

When the cut open the animal to investigate the contents of its stomach, they found an arm presumed to be of Plantation , Florida resident Shizuka Matsuki , who had disappeared recently. Police spotted a big alligator swimming in the area, and when the reptile was captured and investigated, they discovered a woman's arm inside its stomach. (more...)
Man 'armed with bomb' takes pregnant woman hostage in Paris
- June 12, 2018

A pregnant woman is reportedly being held captive along with possibly two other people in Paris , according to Daily Mail . The attacker, who appeared to be brandishing a fake weapon, had doused his remaining two hostages in petrol, the source said. (more...)
Man holds two people hostage in Paris
- June 12, 2018

There was no indication of a terrorist motive, police said. Officers are trying to determine whether the incident is terror related. The man reportedly asked to speak to the Iranian embassy to deliver a message to the French government, Reuters reports . (more...)
Trump credits Warmbier for NK summit: 'Otto did not die in vain'
- June 12, 2018

He says, "The past does not have to define the future". North Korean officials accused Trump of overdramatizing Warmbier's condition in an effort to pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons arsenal. The U.S. president said he raised the issue of human rights with Kim, and he believed the North Korean leader wanted to 'do the right thing.' He said the negotiations he has initiated should help improve conditions in the isolated country. (more...)
Vietnam says will deal with ‘extremists’ behind protest clashes Vietnam says will deal with ‘extremists’ behind protest clashes
- June 12, 2018

Footage of the unrest was aired on the state TV channel with a red cross drawn across it, indicating the authorities' disapproval. Vietnam said the groups behind Sunday's protests against proposed laws demonstrators view as curbing Internet freedom and favoring Chinese investors were trying to damage the country's image, after the rare display of public activism reportedly turned violent. (more...)
Officer rescues toddler running on side of IL highway Officer rescues toddler running on side of IL highway
- June 12, 2018

At one point, a large truck can be seen passing within a few feet of the approximately 1-year-old child at a high rate of speed. "Come here!" Mannino shouts as he runs and catches up to the little boy. The department's post says the child "escaped his mother's watchful eye" and wandered along Route 59 as traffic whizzed by. Mannino says the mother showed up moments later and "obviously was very emotional". (more...)
Explosion at Hawaii volcano spews ash as lava flows into sea Explosion at Hawaii volcano spews ash as lava flows into sea
- June 12, 2018

County Civil Defense Agency Administrator Talmadge Magno told reporters Monday that fewer workers are needed to staff a 24-hour operations center and officials are reducing checkpoints. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 5.2 natural disaster happened around 4:50 a.m. Saturday on the Big Island and felt as far as Hilo. Ash expelled during explosions may cause poor visibility and slippery conditions for drivers. (more...)
Trump says Canada PM Justin Trudeau comments will cost Canada 'a lot' Trump says Canada PM Justin Trudeau comments will cost Canada 'a lot'
- June 12, 2018

Trump's supporters also criticized Trudeau. It came in sharp contrast to a roar of disapproval among Canadian politicians, who banded together across party lines to denounce Trump's attack and praise the bilateral and trading relationship between the two neighbors. (more...)
Trudeau's criticism will cost Canada 'a lot of money'
- June 12, 2018

Mulroney began working with Trudeau past year. But Gregg Doud, the chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, told Reuters on Thursday that the USA has "very serious concerns about the subsidies and the structure of Canada's dairy industry". (more...)
Rare tensions between Assad's backers as Syria's war unwinds Rare tensions between Assad's backers as Syria's war unwinds
- June 12, 2018

A civil war erupted in Syria in 2011 after the regime responded heavy-handedly to unarmed popular protests calling for an end to 44-years of Assad family rule in the country and for the instatement of a democracy. On the British and USA intervention in Syrian territory, the ruler said that it is illegal, while the Russian presence is legitimate as in the case of Iran, since both Moscow and Tehran were called by the Syrian government. (more...)
China urges 'full denuclearization' as Kim, Trump meet
- June 12, 2018

USFK also confirmed that the White House had not indicated any reduction in the number of troops in South Korea , consistent with Trump's promise not to remove any until far later in the process of normalizing relations with Pyongyang. Bush administrations. North Korea has called for an end to the exercises as part of the United States' ending its "hostile policy" toward the country. (more...)
Merkel: EU will retaliate against Trump tariffs Merkel: EU will retaliate against Trump tariffs
- June 12, 2018

President Trump is downplaying the media's reaction to the viral photo of the G-7 summit that showed him surrounded by other leaders. In recent weeks, trading partners of the USA have criticised new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports imposed by the Trump administration. (more...)
MPs to question leading Brexiteer Arron Banks over Russian Federation links
- June 12, 2018

Arron Banks has insisted there is "no evidence" his pro-Brexit campaign Leave.EU took any Russian money. The Sunday Times published an explosive investigation last week in which it alleged that Mr Banks and other key Leave.EU figures met with Russian officials multiple times in the run-up to the Brexit referendum. (more...)
US unveils de facto embassy in Taiwan amid China tensions US unveils de facto embassy in Taiwan amid China tensions
- June 12, 2018

Washington cut diplomatic ties with Taipei in 1979 but remains the island's strongest ally and sole foreign arms supplier. To officials in the US and Taiwan, Tuesday's ribbon-cutting ceremony in Taipei symbolizes the strength of their partnership. (more...)
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner commercial income revealed Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner commercial income revealed
- June 12, 2018

Jared Kushner , senior White House adviser, left, and Ivanka Trump , assistant to US President Donald Trump , get ready to board Marine One. Ms Trump reportedly earned $3.9m from a stake in Trump International Hotel and more than $5m from her personal brand. (more...)
Rodman weeps during interview on sidelines of Trump-Kim summit Rodman weeps during interview on sidelines of Trump-Kim summit
- June 12, 2018

If we ever needed visual confirmation of just how freaky world diplomacy is in 2018, we now have it: in the spritely form of Dennis Rodman arriving in Singapore for the Trump-Kim summit in a marijuana cryptocurrency T-shirt. "But that didn't deter me". "I think if Trump goes in there with a great heart, with his heart on the table, and let Kim see him really emotional". (more...)
Jean-Pierre Bemba: Congo warlord's conviction overturned Jean-Pierre Bemba: Congo warlord's conviction overturned
- June 12, 2018

Bemba had appealed an 18-year sentence handed to him in June 2016 for crimes committed in the Central African Republic. A crowd of hundreds of supporters cheered outside Bemba's party headquarters in the Congo capital Kinshasa, shouting "Our president is free!" and " Jean Pierre Bemba is our candidate!" "Mr Bemba can not be held criminally liable for the crimes committed by his troops in the Central African Republic", presiding judge Christine Van den Wyngaert told the International ... (more...)
Fox News Host Apologizes After Accidentally Calling Trump A 'Dictator' Fox News Host Apologizes After Accidentally Calling Trump A 'Dictator'
- June 12, 2018

President Trump has not yet responded to Ms Huntsman's error, but it received widespread attention on Twitter. "The world will see a major change". Trump said he had formed a "very special bond" with Kim and that relationship with North Korea would be very different. (more...)
Theresa May warns Conservative rebels they'll undermine Brexit talks
- June 12, 2018

Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston said on Monday morning she was " minded " to defy party orders and back the meaningful vote amendment. His departure will increase the number of rebels planning to oppose the government on a key amendment to the bill later on Tuesday. (more...)
Trump and Kim shake hands ahead of historic meeting Trump and Kim shake hands ahead of historic meeting
- June 12, 2018

During a tour of various attractions in Singapore on Monday, Kim said " Singapore is clean and handsome and every building is stylish" as he had heard of in the past, according to the KCNA. Pompeo, who led the outreach as Central Intelligence Agency director, traveled twice to North Korea for preliminary talks. He was joined in Singapore by Ambassador Sung Kim, the USA envoy to the Philippines; and Ambassador Michael McKinley, a career diplomat Pompeo recently tapped to be his senior ... (more...)
Donald Trump meets Kim Jong Un Donald Trump meets Kim Jong Un
- June 12, 2018

After greeting each other, the two leaders planned to sit for a one-on-one meeting that a United States official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said could last up to two hours, with only translators joining them. After briefly moving away from the media glare, Mr Kim and Mr Trump reappeared, walking together along a balcony and posing for pictures. Kim was heard telling Trump through a translator: "I think the entire world is watching this moment". (more...)
Trump and Kim Jong-un hold extended meeting Trump and Kim Jong-un hold extended meeting
- June 12, 2018

It's unclear what Trump and Kim might decide Tuesday. The fact the two leaders have come face-to-face-the first time a sitting U.S. President and a North Korean leader have met-makes this a historic, if somewhat weird, moment. On his stroll, Kim had been briefed on urban development plans. Trump and Kim may discuss the prospects for a peace treaty involving South Korea. (more...)
Stabbing spree on Japan bullet train kills one Stabbing spree on Japan bullet train kills one
- June 12, 2018

The two women, who are both in their 20s, are conscious and in no danger. Police are investigating the motive of the attack. Police detained the suspect after storming the carriage when the vehicle stopped at Odawara station. According to JR Central, an average of 446,000 passengers used Tokaido Shinkansen trains each day in fiscal 2015. "I have always been anxious about him", the woman said in a telephone interview with Kyodo News early Sunday. (more...)
Who Owns Hawaii's New Kapoho Peninsula Created by Kilauea's Lava? Who Owns Hawaii's New Kapoho Peninsula Created by Kilauea's Lava?
- June 12, 2018

Kim, who had previously said it would take a minimum of $5 million per mile to fix roads ravaged by Kilauea, said the $12 million will help Hawaii County "focus on the critical tasks of making life better for our people affected by the eruption". (more...)

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