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MAKING HISTORY: President Trump Meets North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un
- June 13, 2018

As the two men entered the room, photographs were taken, with Trump joking about wanting to get a "beautiful picture" in which he looked good. Trump places his hand on Kim's back, nearly shoving him into the room. Still, Trump's desire for dominance was on display. "Trump is a gambler and he's gambling on being able to rein in North Korea like a parent does to naughty child", Leong said. (more...)
Ministers win key Brexit bill vote after concession Ministers win key Brexit bill vote after concession
- June 13, 2018

The BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg said she had been told by a government source that no actual concessions had been agreed, and the only agreement was to keep talking. After losing her party's majority in parliament at an ill-judged election past year, she now relies on the support of a small Northern Irish party and the distance between victory and defeat is narrow. (more...)
How did Mark Sanford lose last night? Take a guess How did Mark Sanford lose last night? Take a guess
- June 13, 2018

A second incumbent Republican congressman has lost his seat in a primary featuring intense divisions among the GOP in the Trump era. On Tuesday, Virginia GOP primary voters ended up nominating a former Trump official who has defended Confederate symbols, Corey Stewart, to challenge Kaine. (more...)
Post mortem due in Co Cork murder investigation Post mortem due in Co Cork murder investigation
- June 13, 2018

The two children reportedly witnessed the incident, but were unharmed, while a second woman managed to leave the home using a window. His partner's injuries, while serious, are not considered to be life-threatening. Police believe the armed gang abandoned their auto, setting fire to it following the attack on Wilk and his partner. Gardai are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Gurranabraher on 021 4946200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 ... (more...)
Canada parliament condemns U.S. attack on Trudeau, country simmers Canada parliament condemns U.S. attack on Trudeau, country simmers
- June 13, 2018

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro further escalated those attacks during an appearance on Fox News Sunday . -Canada trade dispute following the weekend's G7 summit . MacLauchlan said he supported the Prime Minister's retaliatory tariffs in response to US tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum and called on opposition parties to join him in expressing support for the federal government. (more...)
Deadly clashes as jihadists attack besieged Syria regime villages Deadly clashes as jihadists attack besieged Syria regime villages
- June 13, 2018

The villages of Fuaa and Kafraya represent a tiny pocket of regime-held territory in Syria's northwest Idlib province, which is otherwise nearly entirely controlled by various jihadist and hardline rebels. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for an investigation into air strikes in the Syrian province of Idlib several days ago, the UN chief's spokesman said in a statement on Sunday. (more...)
Trump says everyone was actually very friendly in G7 viral photo Trump says everyone was actually very friendly in G7 viral photo
- June 13, 2018

The G7 summit was a "difficult" occasion, Theresa May has told MPs, with "candid discussions" between the United States president and other world leaders. While there was "common ground" in some areas, she said she was "disappointed" by the United States stance on trade. Trump tweeted on Saturday. MacLauchlan said he supported the Prime Minister's retaliatory tariffs in response to USA tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum and called on opposition parties to join him in expressing ... (more...)
Trump trade adviser apologises for insulting Trudeau Trump trade adviser apologises for insulting Trudeau
- June 13, 2018

Navarro over the weekend had joined administration officials in lashing out at Trudeau following the weekend's chaotic end to the Group of Seven summit in Quebec at which major economies clashed over tariffs. Before the apology, some USA lawmakers on Tuesday questioned the strong language the White House and Trump have used toward Canada in contrast to the praise he gave North Korea at Tuesday's summit in Singapore. (more...)
Omaha FBI operations nets indictments of 8 in email schemes Omaha FBI operations nets indictments of 8 in email schemes
- June 13, 2018

The arrests took place in the US, Nigeria, Canada, Mauritius, and Poland. "In addition to the arrests, it resulted in the seizure of almost $2.4 million, and the recovery of approximately $14 million in fraudulent wire transfers", the bureau said. (more...)
Dancing FBI agent faces charges in accidental shooting
- June 13, 2018

The agent was taken to police headquarters and later released to a supervisor with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Additional charges could also be filed after an analysis of Bishop's blood alcohol content are finished, the DA said. Bishop is not assigned to the Denver office but works out of Washington, sources told KUSA. According to police officials, a man in the crowd was shot in the leg and taken to a hospital. (more...)
Singapore agreement will end Cold War, S. Korea president says Singapore agreement will end Cold War, S. Korea president says
- June 13, 2018

He said of Clinton: "He spent $3 billion and got nothing". Onodera said Japan's policy remained unchanged after the Trump-Kim summit . "It's going to be on Donald's hands and how he's going to play this". "I just feel like that it (the meeting) nearly didn't happen you know, but I'm glad it did. We will be there together with North Korea along the way", he said. (more...)
Animal stuck on high-rise ledge becomes social media star
- June 13, 2018

Paul, Minnesota, captivated onlookers and generated interest on social media after it started scaling an office building. The video above , shown by raccoon watcher @manchelster was one of many to hit the internet. It's the whole talk of MPR today (follow the #mprraccoon hashtag on social media, and find more coverage at MPR News), but I'm nearly afraid to watch. (more...)
United Kingdom justice minister resigns ahead of key Brexit debate
- June 13, 2018

Facing the prospect of losing a vote on a crucial amendment to the government's flagship Brexit legislation - which was created to empower parliament to vote down the final deal without risking a "no-deal" exit from the bloc - ministers intervened with a concession at the 11th hour even as MPs were wrapping up debate on the controversial measure. (more...)
North Korea agrees to ‘complete denuclearization’ at summit, but details are few
- June 13, 2018

Trump said he has no plans to decrease the number of USA troops in the South as part of security assurances for the North, but he left open the possibility that he will do so in the future. Here's a clip from near the start of Rodman's interview (note Make America Great Again hat and PotCoin .com t-shirt) Monday with CNN's Chris Cuomo. (more...)
Greece and Macedonia end 27-year feud over name Greece and Macedonia end 27-year feud over name
- June 13, 2018

Previous comments from the Macedonian side have indicated that solutions could involve adding a modifier to the country's official name, such as "Upper" or "Northern" to satisfy Athens , although nationalists in Macedonian have opposed such concessions. (more...)
Senators may block Trump’s ZTE deal whether he likes it or not Senators may block Trump’s ZTE deal whether he likes it or not
- June 13, 2018

The bipartisan amendment would reimpose penalties on ZTE for violating US sanctions against exporting to Iran and North Korea that the Trump administration sought to lift in exchange for the company paying a $1 billion fine and funding an in-house compliance team of USA officials. (more...)
May faces another day of Brexit compromise in parliament
- June 13, 2018

First, "MPs voted to reverse the Lords amendment removing the "exit day" from the bill by 326 votes to 301 - a majority of 25". Mr Grieve withdrew his own amendment, which would have given MPs powers to dictate what the Government should do if no acceptable agreement is reached by February 2019. (more...)
Woman accused of driving children in kennels to be arraigned Woman accused of driving children in kennels to be arraigned
- June 13, 2018

The man later informed the Memphis Police Department, which then led to the arrest Cheeks, who is the grandmother of the two children. According to authorities, there was no air conditioning in the back of the vehicle where the kids sat, and the children told police they were hot inside the kennels. (more...)
Government forced to climbdown to avoid Brexit vote defeat
- June 13, 2018

Pro-Brexit members of the government want to be able to play the "no deal" card, but the House of Commons, where pro-EU voices are stronger, would nearly certainly reject the idea. She said unless there was a "meaningful vote" Parliament would be left with "the grim choice between a poor deal and exit with no deal at all". "It enables parliament to dictate to the government their course of action in global negotiations". (more...)
Trump vows to 'stop the war games' after Singapore summit Trump vows to 'stop the war games' after Singapore summit
- June 13, 2018

Added Trump: "So, I think the rhetoric, I hated to do it". Heading into Tuesday's summit, the big competing items on the table came down to what by now are popular acronyms, with the United States seeking the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, or CVID (complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearisation), and the North Korean leadership rejecting unilateral nuclear disarmament while seeking its survival, or CVIG (complete, verifiable, irreversible guarantee of North Korea's ... (more...)
Food Twitter Roasts Trump and Kim Jong-un Over Summit Lunch Food Twitter Roasts Trump and Kim Jong-un Over Summit Lunch
- June 13, 2018

The President walked over to the huge armored Cadillac - which has a wealth of top secret features - with Kim by his side after they finished bipartisan talks and a working lunch. "The old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles on our way forward, but we've overcome all of them, and we are here today", he said, after which the pair shook hands and Trump gave his famous thumbs-up to the cameras. (more...)
Alec Baldwin: I Could 'Absolutely' Beat Trump in 2020 Alec Baldwin: I Could 'Absolutely' Beat Trump in 2020
- June 13, 2018

In the interview embedded above, Baldwin and Stern's conversation turns to the 2020 election, and Baldwin admits that he "can only think of a couple people who I think could beat Trump". During his talk with the legendary host, Baldwin joked that he would be "president" and then "take the whole summer off". "Somebody great's going to come up, I hope". (more...)
Prime Minister hit by dramatic resignation as MPs debate Brexit
- June 13, 2018

The bill underpins the government's Brexit strategy. As the Brexit debate reached its fraught climax, she was holed up in the same House of Commons office, behind the Speaker's chair, where she spent more than an hour last Thursday trying to convince David Davis not to resign. (more...)
Trump adviser apologizes for saying Trudeau has ‘special place in hell’ Trump adviser apologizes for saying Trudeau has ‘special place in hell’
- June 13, 2018

Trump was by then on his way to his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, having left the G7 early and after a press conference of his own in which he complained about trade. The next morning, Navarro and chief economics adviser Larry Kudlow were deployed to the Sunday talk shows. And it concludes with a direct shot at Trump, calling on the House to "reject disparaging and ad hominem statements by USA officials which do a disservice to bilateral relations and work ... (more...)
Only Iraq supreme court can decide on election re-run: PM's spokesman Only Iraq supreme court can decide on election re-run: PM's spokesman
- June 13, 2018

He said Baghdad will take all necessary measures, and pledged an iron fist policy against those who undermine the country's security. The majority of the ballots were kept in three storehouses the fire did not reach, investigators said. (more...)
Brexit backer Arron Banks facing questions over Kremlin links Brexit backer Arron Banks facing questions over Kremlin links
- June 13, 2018

They were also said to have met Alexander Udod, one of 23 suspected Russian intelligence officers ejected from the United Kingdom after the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury. The paper said she came forward after she said her email accounts were hacked. However on Monday Mr Banks tweeted: "I have Russian visas in my passport clearly stamped, no visit in Feb 2016". (more...)
Paris hostages freed, suspect arrested Paris hostages freed, suspect arrested
- June 13, 2018

The man was described as "determined and violent" by police, who surrounded the building where three hostages were being held on Tuesday. One hostage has a head injury, Yves Lefebvre, a police union spokesman, said. He said: "An armed man is entrenched rue des Petits Stables, Paris 10th". A Paris police official told CBS News there was no immediate indication of a link to terrorism, however members of the force's elite serious crime unit, known as the BRI, were on the scene. (more...)
Two Vulnerable Senate Incumbents at Center of Tuesday Primaries Two Vulnerable Senate Incumbents at Center of Tuesday Primaries
- June 12, 2018

Senate and House of Representatives , including two of the most competitive Senate races. The Real Clear Politics Average of Polls now shows the Democrats with a 7.6 point generic ballot advantage, barely above the five point generic ballot advantage most political analysts say Democrats need to break even, due to Republican success in state legislatures gerrymandering Congressional Districts after the 2010 census. (more...)
Women in Ireland set new record for world's largest skinny dip Women in Ireland set new record for world's largest skinny dip
- June 12, 2018

Most of those who participated in the dip were cancer survivors. So far, the event has raised over €260,000 for the charity. Featherstone made a decision to launch the event just six weeks after undergoing a mastectomy. The previous record was created by them in Perth , Australia where 786 people participated. It was great craic, ' Deirdre Betson from Dunboyne told a Reuters reporter after leaving the water. (more...)
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...)

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