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Document: Joint Statement of President Trump and Kim Jong Un Document: Joint Statement of President Trump and Kim Jong Un
- June 15, 2018

Joining Trump were Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , Chief of Staff John Kelly, National Security Advisor John Bolton, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Deputy Assistant to the President for Asian Affairs Matthew Pottinger. (more...)
Clinton campaign manager on Comey using personal email: 'Ironic and deeply frustrating' Clinton campaign manager on Comey using personal email: 'Ironic and deeply frustrating'
- June 15, 2018

Officials from Justice and FBI are expected to testify about the report before congressional committees next week, including the House Judiciary Committee, which has been doing its own investigation into the Clinton probe. The report does find that Comey's actions were not politically motivated to help either candidate. "If the reason they fired James Comey is because of his exoneration of Hillary, why haven't they corrected that exoneration?" he said. (more...)
George HW Bush Makes History on His 94th Birthday George HW Bush Makes History on His 94th Birthday
- June 15, 2018

Bush has been hospitalized twice following the passing of his wife, Barbara, in April. He'll be joined in the exclusive club on October 1, when former President Jimmy Carter will celebrate his 94th birthday. The elder Bush, who served as president from 1989 to 1993, is spending the summer at his family compound in Kennebunkport. Bush became the longest-living president in USA history last November when he surpassed the late Gerald Ford . (more...)
UN Overwhelmingly Votes to Condemn Israel's Excessive Violence Against Palestinians UN Overwhelmingly Votes to Condemn Israel's Excessive Violence Against Palestinians
- June 15, 2018

The General Assembly adopted a resolution with 120 votes in favor, eight against and 45 abstentions. "And the Palestinian people should not be the exception". Washington has maintained Israel's right to defend itself and refrained from joining calls for Israeli restraint. The resolution would require the UN Secretary-General to submit a written report within 60 days of its adoption, with recommendations for the establishment of an worldwide protection mechanism for the Palestinian ... (more...)
Obama Secretly Meeting With Potential 2020 Candidates Obama Secretly Meeting With Potential 2020 Candidates
- June 15, 2018

The sources said Obama isn't offering the potential candidates specific advice on how to run or whether they should run, but is instead acting as a sounding board on the future of the party and talking points before any announcements. In his meeting with Sanders, Obama and the Vermont Senator discussed their different visions of the Democratic Party's future, reportedly debating the gaps between idealism and practicality. (more...)
Two killed in Western Cape mosque attack Two killed in Western Cape mosque attack
- June 15, 2018

Saud said that when the police approached the attacker, he tried to stab the van. Officers said in a statement: "Police were called out to a local mosque and found two people stabbed to death and several injured". The MJC appealed to the community not to speculate about the attacker's motives and said its top leadership would travel to the area to assist the community. (more...)
Migrant aid ship on way to Spain as Italy draws deeper line Migrant aid ship on way to Spain as Italy draws deeper line
- June 15, 2018

Italy's Economy Minister Giovanni Tria cancelled a meeting with his French counterpart in Paris on Wednesday as a diplomatic row spiralled over Rome's refusal to take in an overcrowded migrant ship. The French government was more conciliatory Wednesday, when the Foreign Ministry said France recognized the burden Italy has carried. Amid rough seas, the Italian coastguard redirected the Aquarius rescue ship on Thursday along the east coast of Sardinia. (more...)
SC Rep. Sanford defeated; 4 other states vote SC Rep. Sanford defeated; 4 other states vote
- June 15, 2018

The results come after Arrington repeatedly attacked Sanford for opposing Trump. His public confession came after Sanford disappeared from the governor's office, and a spokesman said he was " hiking the Appalachian Trail ", when he was actually visiting his mistress. (more...)
Surge in children separated at border floods facility for undocumented immigrants
- June 14, 2018

MSNBC journalist Jacob Soboroff was given a tour of the facility , now known as Casa Padre. "This place is called a shelter but these kids are incarcerated". There are now 1,469 boys age 10 to 17 housed in the facility, with up to 30 percent of them - or 440 children - among the new batch separated from there parents under President Trump's new "zero tolerance" border policy , Soboroff explained. (more...)
Luzerne County tornado classified as EF-2, 130 miles per hour winds Luzerne County tornado classified as EF-2, 130 miles per hour winds
- June 14, 2018

Another team of investigators confirms an EF2 tornado with a high wind speed of 130 miles per hour touched down in Wilkes-Barre about 10 p.m. Wednesday causing severe damage to one of the region's main commercial corridors. - There were 63 "days with event and property damage". Kurlancheek Home Furnishings and U-Haul also suffered extensive roof damage. However, the NWS says the strongest tornado to hit Wayne County since 1950 was on May 12, 1956. (more...)
Shujaat Bukhari Defended Journalism, Human Rights In Last Twitter Posts Shujaat Bukhari Defended Journalism, Human Rights In Last Twitter Posts
- June 14, 2018

India's Interior Minister Rajnath Singh described him as a courageous and fearless journalist. Extremely shocked and pained. "One of his two police bodyguards also died in the attack", a top police officer told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. (more...)
IAEA Voices Readiness to Conduct Verification of N.Korea's Denuclearization IAEA Voices Readiness to Conduct Verification of N.Korea's Denuclearization
- June 14, 2018

In contrast, Moon's right-wing opposition is splintered, and the Liberty Korea Party is weighed down by his impeached predecessor Park Geun-hye, whose approval rating is a miserly 13%. The present round of diplomacy again coincides with stresses in the North's economy. South Korea is most interested in North Korean mineral reserves. (more...)
Corker blasts Senate colleagues for blocking vote on tariffs Corker blasts Senate colleagues for blocking vote on tariffs
- June 14, 2018

Corker said the Senate is abdicating its oversight responsibilities by allowing Trump to impose tariffs under the guise of national security without any checks from Congress. Yet under pressure from the White House, senators had been unwilling to sign on to Corker's bill . "We're in a unusual place". But Corker said it had "no effect" on the Senate's ability to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for 2019. (more...)
DOJ Releasing Report on FBI'S Handling of Hillary Clinton's E-mail DOJ Releasing Report on FBI'S Handling of Hillary Clinton's E-mail
- June 14, 2018

In an interview with The Hill , Sessions said he thinks the report will support President Trump's decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey . While Comey is already gone from the FBI, Sessions hinted that more departures may follow the report's release, depending on what it says. FILE PHOTO: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the annual Hillary Rodham Clinton awards ceremony at Georgetown University in Washington, U.S., February 5, 2018. (more...)
Leave.EU founder Arron Banks denies campaign took Russian money Leave.EU founder Arron Banks denies campaign took Russian money
- June 14, 2018

The watchdog said the group - which was separate from the official pro-Brexit group Vote Leave - failed to report "at least" £77,380 it spent. The suggestion that Banks meet Povarenkin followed a meeting with Russia's ambassador to Britain, Alexander Yakovenko, in November 2015. (more...)
Boater dies after sinkhole develops on Spring River in Arkansas Boater dies after sinkhole develops on Spring River in Arkansas
- June 14, 2018

The commission says there was a fatal boating accident in the whirlpool on Saturday. Despite the sinkhole, the river remains open while officials warn visitors who may canoe or kayak in the area. Video showed a flip-flop, a plastic water bottle and other debris swirling around it. The Game and Fish Commission, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Fulton County authorities, have reportedly installed buoys and roped off the area around the sinkhole. (more...)
Fire and drought close forests in Colorado and New Mexico Fire and drought close forests in Colorado and New Mexico
- June 14, 2018

County and state roads and US highways that cross Forest Service lands will not be affected by this order. Meanwhile, a fire in southern Wyoming that burned 8.2 square miles (21 square kilometers) has destroyed some structures. The fire remains at 91 acres but is zero percent contained on Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, InciWeb , a federal database of USA fires, showed the wildfire was 92% contained, and said Cimarron Canyon State Park will be closed through July 4. (more...)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders denies reports of leaving White House
- June 14, 2018

Sanders and Shah did not respond to repeated request for comment, according to CBS . They told the network Sanders is planning to leave at the end of the year. Some positions have never been filled. The White House Office of Communications has been one of the most volatile of the Trump administration. The biggest concern over such a high turnover rate is the fact that nobody stays long enough to learn the job and do it well. (more...)
Ivanka Trump tweets ‘Chinese proverb’ that doesn’t actually exist
- June 14, 2018

The president's elder daughter fired off a celebratory message hours ahead of his historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un . " Actually Western people like to make up Chinese proverbs, like us, as we Chinese people also make up lots of those ", said a diplomatic user on Weibo. (more...)
NY attorney general sues Trump Foundation, alleges illegal self-dealing NY attorney general sues Trump Foundation, alleges illegal self-dealing
- June 14, 2018

Underwood said a 20-month investigation found that Trump repeatedly violated laws that set the ground rules for tax-exempt foundations - most importantly, that their money is meant to serve the public good, and not to provide private benefits to their founders. (more...)
PM May faces another day of Brexit compromise in parliament PM May faces another day of Brexit compromise in parliament
- June 14, 2018

The Lords amendment, tabled by former Tory chairman Chris Patten, compels the Government to act in a way that is compatible with the Good Friday Agreement, which brought an end to the Troubles. MPs started debating the amendments to the bill just after 1pm on June 12. Or as some nervous Conservative Brexiteers are now calling it - "a Brexit in name only". (more...)
Couple taking selfie on cliff plunge to their deaths
- June 14, 2018

Their bodies were found by a beach cleaner on Tuesday morning and a cell phone was found at the top of the wall. "It is with a heavy heart I have to announce that Michael and Louise were taken from us in a tragic accident in Portugal ", Ms Kearns wrote, alongside a photo of the couple. (more...)
Lawmaker cautions against sex with foreigners
- June 14, 2018

Tamara Pletneva, a 70-year-old Communist who leads the lower house's family, women and children body, told Govorit Moskva radio station she hoped women would not date visiting fans and get pregnant. Urging women to marry "Russian citizens" instead, she said that children risked being "abandoned and just left with their mother" or being taken overseas by their fathers. (more...)
Peter Navarro says 'there's a special place in hell' for Justin Trudeau Peter Navarro says 'there's a special place in hell' for Justin Trudeau
- June 14, 2018

Trudeau's foreign minister responded by condemning "ad hominem attacks", and Germany and France criticised Trump's comments. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the final press conference of the G7 summit . "He is an unprecedented president and he's outside of all of the normal boundaries of behaviour for an American president". And Trudeau has certainly been among the leaders in that regard in recent days. (more...)
Pompeo: US hopes for 'major' North Korea nuclear disarmament by 2020
- June 14, 2018

Illustrative: US Army M1-A2 tanks fire during US-South Korea joint military live-fire drills at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, South Korea , near the border with North Korea, April 26, 2017. Although a joint statement released after the summit did not specify a time frame to achieve denuclearization, Suga said, "The North Korean issues are not easy ones that could be settled in a summit". (more...)
Peter Navarro's apology to Justin Trudeau for 'hell' remark Peter Navarro's apology to Justin Trudeau for 'hell' remark
- June 14, 2018

The problem was that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate. The foreign affairs minister spoke to reporters in Ottawa and offered a markedly different tone from the attacks lobbed at Canada, one of the United States' closest allies, this weekend by President Trump and other members of his administration. (more...)
Severe T-Storm Watch in effect for CNY — ALERT Severe T-Storm Watch in effect for CNY — ALERT
- June 14, 2018

The storm system is capable of producing strong wind gusts and up to nickel-sized hailstones. This line of severe thunderstorms is located from 14 kilometres northeast of South River to 10 kilometres south of MacTier to 10 kilometres northeast of Blyth, moving east at 70 km/h. (more...)
Tens of thousands form 124-mile line to demand Basque secession ballot Tens of thousands form 124-mile line to demand Basque secession ballot
- June 14, 2018

The event was also created to show support for Catalonia several of whose pro-independence leaders were jailed or else fled overseas in the aftermath of last year's referendum which Madrid said was unconstitutional. Some wore symbols of support for Calatan separatists. The Basque Country enjoys higher levels of self-determination than any of Spain's other sixteen regions, with its own police force, education system, language and special financial arrangement with Madrid . (more...)
Trump says accused human rights abuser Kim Jong Un 'loves his people' Trump says accused human rights abuser Kim Jong Un 'loves his people'
- June 14, 2018

Suddenly, two huge screens on either side of the empty podium came to life. But North Korea's confidence began to show nearly as soon as Kim arrived in Singapore on Sunday. The joint statement issued in Singapore was vague. "His base is truly willing to believe anything". Tensions between the two nations have been the epicenter of heightening geopolitical tensions past year, with North Korea taking center stage in Trump administration's foreign policy agenda. (more...)
Kim Deal Signals North Korea May Never Give Up Its Nukes Kim Deal Signals North Korea May Never Give Up Its Nukes
- June 14, 2018

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un listens to U.S. President Donald Trump as they meet in a one-on-one bilateral session at the start of their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore , June 12, 2018 . Despite Trump and Moon's assertions about the North Korean nuclear threat being over, a senior USA official responsible for studying the North Korean military said the US intelligence assessment of the nuclear and other military threat posed by North Korea to ... (more...)

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