• Top North Korean official travels to U.S. to salvage Trump summit
Top North Korean official travels to U.S. to salvage Trump summit

In Singapore, a team of USA officials was at a hotel on the resort island of Sentosa but declined to comment. The United States and South Korea blacklisted him for supporting the North's nuclear and missile programmes in 2010 and 2016, respectively, so a visit to the United States would indicate a waiver was granted.

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  • USA military renames Pacific Command
USA military renames Pacific Command

He would not say who had represented the island at the ceremony, but deputy defence minister General Shen Yi-ming was seen in attendance on a live stream of the event on the US Indo-Pacific Command's official Facebook page. To our allies here in the Indo-Pacific, you will have no better ally. "A region open to investment and free, fair, and recipro...

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  • Trump Honors Memorial Day By Touting His Own Accomplishments
Trump Honors Memorial Day By Touting His Own Accomplishments

The president quoted George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley's comment earlier in the day on Fox & Friends to back his theory that the Federal Bureau of Investigation under Obama spied on his presidential campaign for politically motivated reasons.

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  • Saudi Arabia seeks to criminalise sexual harassment
Saudi Arabia seeks to criminalise sexual harassment

At the same time, rights groups have criticized the king and Saudi authorities following the recent detention of several prominent women's rights activists. The Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association had called for broad political reform, put forth interpretations of Islamic law that support a constitutional monarchy, and called out the g...

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  • Japan hunt killed 122 pregnant minke whales
Japan hunt killed 122 pregnant minke whales

Whale hunting for scientific purposes is, strictly speaking, a legal activity, under a 1946 ruling by the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. The gruesome nature of this hunting method was revealed in distressing detail past year, when the conservation group Sea Shephard released footage of a minke whale struggling after being...

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  • Obama compared Trump to 'cartoon' shortly after election
Obama compared Trump to 'cartoon' shortly after election

But Rhodes also seems to acknowledge that Trump used some of the same lines of attack employed by Obama during the hard-fought 2008 presidential primary against Clinton - minus what Rhodes describes as the "racism and misogyny". Obama remained alternately optimistic and dejected, according to Rhodes, who has been feted as an aspiring novelist-turn...

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  • Abramovich may stay in United Kingdom for six months as Israeli passport holder
Abramovich may stay in United Kingdom for six months as Israeli passport holder

Under new rules, Mr Abramovich will have to prove the £2million he has invested in Britain is "clean" before he is granted a new one. Abramovich returned to Russian Federation when his UK visa expired, meaning he could not be present to see Chelsea lift the FA Cup for the eighth time in the club's history with a 1-0 victory against Manchester U...

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  • NAFTA Talks Continue, Time Running Short
NAFTA Talks Continue, Time Running Short

Asked if he was prepared to retaliate, Trudeau sidestepped a direct answer. "The Trump administration could well say we feel we have made enough progress on NAFTA in order to give an exemption to Canada and Mexico". Those exemptions are due to expire Friday, and if they are not renewed, Trudeau said consumers in both Canada and the US would be ...

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  • Trump May Pardon Martha Stewart, Commute Blagojevich Sentence
Trump May Pardon Martha Stewart, Commute Blagojevich Sentence

While both Blagojevich and Stewart appeared on Trump's former television show, " The Apprentice ", the coincidence doesn't stop there. Stewart was convicted of multiple felony charges in 2004 and served five months in federal prison on charges related to a 2001 stock sale.

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  • Rival Libyan leaders set presidential elections for December
Rival Libyan leaders set presidential elections for December

Those present included eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar , Tripoli Prime Minister Fayez Seraj, and the leaders of rival parliamentary assemblies. The task of stabilising Libya is complicated by diverging interests among Middle Eastern countries, which have sometimes backed opposing sides in the fighting, as well as competition between Europea...

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  • Pakistan, India agree to ensure border peace
Pakistan, India agree to ensure border peace

Speaking on a dedicated hotline, Pakistan's Major General Shamshad Mirza and his Indian counterpart Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan agreed to "fully implement" the 2003 ceasefire understanding in "letter and spirit". The shelling has cast a pall over the holy month of Ramadan in the mostly Muslim region. According to India's Ministry of Home Affa...

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  • Trump insists he didn't fire Comey over Russian Federation probe
Trump insists he didn't fire Comey over Russian Federation probe

Trump pushed back on Thursday. Lee was asked about this today when he spoke to CNN's John Berman , and the two ended up locking horns while discussing how big of a factor the Russian Federation probe was for Comey's firing. The administration published letters from Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, outlining Comey's conduct at the t...

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  • Denmark passes ban on niqabs and burkas
Denmark passes ban on niqabs and burkas

The so-called burqa ban is widely seen as being directed at dress worn by conservative Muslim women. Rights groups say such bills discriminate against Muslim women who wear face-concealing veils. The full-face veil is a hot-button issue across Europe . The ban is the latest in a series to be approved by European lawmakers. "It has taken near...

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  • USA imposes steel tariffs on Canada and Mexico
USA imposes steel tariffs on Canada and Mexico

Mexico quickly announced it would impose penalties on a list of USA goods. European officials had assumed that Trump would follow through with duties on their exports (negotiations over the Iran deal having already convinced them that trying to dissuade the USA president from scoring diplomatic own-goals was a futile enterprise).

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  • I'll use force to expel USA troops from Syria, says Assad
I'll use force to expel USA troops from Syria, says Assad

The U.S. blamed the Assad government for the attack, which was launched in a rebel-held area. "We are looking for ways to force Iran out of Syria", he said. Daraa rebels say that while they've prepared defenses for a likely attack, they've seen no signs of any military mobilization in the area around them.

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  • 40 killed in UP, Bihar, Jharkhand due to thunderstorm, lightning
40 killed in UP, Bihar, Jharkhand due to thunderstorm, lightning

In the past two days, at least 48 people in northern India have died in pre-monsoon storms, prompting what a government official called a "critical situation". The Indian Meteorological Department on Tuesday issued a Thunderstorm warning accompanied with rain , squall and hailstones that is likely to occur for three hours on Tuesday over some ...

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  • Trump To Pardon Dinesh D'Souza
Trump To Pardon Dinesh D'Souza

It's no surprise that Trump would take a shine to D'Souza, a vitriolic Obama hater who has cozied up to 45's White House before. "He was treated very unfairly by our government!" the president tweeted Thursday morning. Federal judge Richard Berman dismissed the bias claims. He had been sharply critical of Barack Obama, whose administration pros...

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  • FACT CHECK: Did the Trump administration really 'lose' 1475 migrant children?
FACT CHECK: Did the Trump administration really 'lose' 1475 migrant children?

The Homeland Security Department's longstanding policy is to separate children from their custodians when they are referred for criminal prosecution. Several photos of children sitting in fenced areas set Twitter ablaze with couch potato commentators accusing the Trump administration of abuse and inhumane detention.

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  • Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz foretold intention in chilling cellphone videos
Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz foretold intention in chilling cellphone videos

He talks about taking Uber to the high school, going upstairs to use his weapon to shoot people in the courtyard below. Chief Assistant Public Defender Gordon Weekes declined to comment on the videos' contents, "out of respect for the families of the victims".

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  • White House prepared for North Korea summit to take place June 12
White House prepared for North Korea summit to take place June 12

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated denuclearization needs to be on the table for the summit to take place as planned. Trump tweeted on Sunday that US officials had "arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself".

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  • Donald Trump Tweets Democrats
Donald Trump Tweets Democrats "MEDDLING" In Mid-Term Elections

Asked whether Mr Trump was trying to discredit the Mueller probe by calling it a "witch hunt", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "I think the President is stating a fact". Trump has repeatedly attacked the "13 Angry Democrats" in recent weeks, and he's also accused the Department of Justice of placing a spy inside his cam...

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  • Diplomatic Ballyhoo: Syria Takes Rotating Chair on UN Disarmament, U.S. Livid
Diplomatic Ballyhoo: Syria Takes Rotating Chair on UN Disarmament, U.S. Livid

Conference on Disarmament, alongside Iran and North Korea. Guterres said that he hopes Syria's involvement in the conference will not have a "negative impact" on the conference's disarmament efforts, but simultaneously called for "steps to end and prevent the use of other weapons of mass destruction, especially chemical weapons".

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  • Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa says elections will be held on July 30
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa says elections will be held on July 30

If the election is approved by worldwide monitors, it could be a key step to unlocking foreign lending to Zimbabwe, which has been largely cut off for two decades. "Nobody won, and nobody lost; we are all in Zanu PF", said Mnangagwa. Nicknamed "Crocodile" for his secretive and insular demeanor before taking office, Mnangagwa goes into the electio...

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  • Donald Trump expresses regret for appointing Jeff Sessions attorney general
Donald Trump expresses regret for appointing Jeff Sessions attorney general

He added that Mueller should meet the deadline regardless of whether Trump agrees to an interview with Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether anyone close to Trump colluded with the Russians.

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  • Macron Awards Citizenship To
Macron Awards Citizenship To "Spiderman" Migrant Who Rescued Dangling Child From Ledge

He personally thanked Gassama, gave him a medal for courage and said he would also be offered a role in the fire service. Gassama is said to have arrived in France past year after a long, risky journey to Europe by boat across the Mediterranean to Italy.

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