• No North Korea relief until verifiable denuclearization steps - Mattis
No North Korea relief until verifiable denuclearization steps - Mattis

Defense Secretary James Mattis warned it will be a "bumpy road" on the way to a summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un later this month and urged South Korea and Japan to keep up the pressure on the rogue regime, according to a report on Sunday.

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  • Seven killed and 20 hurt by fiery volcano eruption in Guatemala
Seven killed and 20 hurt by fiery volcano eruption in Guatemala

Another victim was found in the street by volunteer firefighters but died in an ambulance. Rescuers struggled to reach rural residents cut off by a volcanic eruption that killed at 25 people near Guatemala's capital, and authorities feared the death toll could rise with an undetermined number of people unaccounted for.

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  • Plastic peril: Whale dies after swallowing 80 shopping bags
Plastic peril: Whale dies after swallowing 80 shopping bags

However, the efforts were unsuccessful with the animal regurgitating five plastic bags before passing away on Friday. The whale was discovered barely alive in a canal in the southern province of Songkhla on Monday, after which veterinarians treated it.

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  • Six dead or missing after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts
Six dead or missing after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts

A disaster authority spokesman said a change in wind direction was to blame for the volcanic ash falling on parts of the capital. Eddy Sanchez, the director of Guatemala's seismology and volcanology institute shockingly warned the temperatures of lava reached up to 700C (1,300F).

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  • Japan, South Korea spar on engaging Kim Jong Un in dialogue
Japan, South Korea spar on engaging Kim Jong Un in dialogue

Both countries have faced worldwide isolation - North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, and Syria over its tactics during its bloody civil war. After the latest trilateral gathering, Onodera said only, "Japan, the United States and South Korea have so far basically agreed to maintain pressure".

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  • Trump, prepare to walk out of summit if North Korea won’t denuclearize
Trump, prepare to walk out of summit if North Korea won’t denuclearize

Eight days after canceling the unprecedented summit, citing Pyongyang's "open hostility", Trump welcomed North Korea's former intelligence chief, now under punitive USA sanctions, to the White House Oval Office, afterward exchanging smiles and handshakes, patting his arm in a friendly gesture.

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  • 6 people killed by erupting volcano in Guatemala
6 people killed by erupting volcano in Guatemala

Volcán de Fuego was continuously active throughout 2017, and has been erupting vigorously since 2002; there have been historical observations of eruptions dating back to 1531. Sunday's eruption forced the Guatemala City's La Aurora worldwide airport to shut down. The lava river was running on the other side of the volcano.

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  • Pentagon chief warns China about its South China Sea 'militarization'
Pentagon chief warns China about its South China Sea 'militarization'

Speaking at an worldwide security forum in Singapore , Mr Mattis rebuked China's military build-up in the disputed waters , warning of increasingly severe consequences should the rising Asian power fail to work collaboratively with neighbouring countries.

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  • Brexit: Northern Ireland to get 'joint UK, EU' status?
Brexit: Northern Ireland to get 'joint UK, EU' status?

And Brussels' rejection of both schemes was underlined by chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, who said neither was "operational or acceptable". Davis is drawing a proposed 10-mile (16-km)-wide trade buffer zone along the border that would be in effect for local traders like dairy farmers after Britain leaves the bloc, the newspaper said.

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  • Preet Bharara says Trump self-pardoning would be 'almost self-executing impeachment'
Preet Bharara says Trump self-pardoning would be 'almost self-executing impeachment'

CNN legal analyst and former USA attorney Preet Bharara said Sunday on CNN's " State of the Union " that it "would be outrageous" for a sitting president to pardon himself . While saying on Sunday that Trump wanted to sit down with Mueller, Giuliani added, "It's beginning to get resolved in favor of not doing it". Giuliani's comments foll...

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  • Venezuela begins releasing 39 jailed opposition activists
Venezuela begins releasing 39 jailed opposition activists

Communication Minister Jorge Rodriguez said the government was reviewing other dissidents' cases. The opposition-controlled National Assembly, the country's only legislature until Maduro created the Constituent Assembly a year ago, said the prisoners' release was little more than political farce.

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  • German policeman shoots man at Berlin Cathedral
German policeman shoots man at Berlin Cathedral

Police vehicles secure the Berliner Dom after a German policeman shot a man at the Berlin Cathedral, German media reported in Berlin , Germany, June 3, 2018. It's unclear if anyone else was hurt in the incident at Berlin's main Protestant cathedral, which is close to the Alexanderplatz shopping district.

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  • Hurricane season officially begins; the key is to stay prepared
Hurricane season officially begins; the key is to stay prepared

The eastern and central tropical Atlantic is cooler than normal at present. The tropical Atlantic cooled over the past two months and is colder than normal, which provides less fuel for developing tropical cyclones and contributes to a more stable atmosphere and drier air, two things that suppress formation of thunderstorms that help hurricanes dev...

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  • Trump's net worth drops to $2.8 billion, lowest since campaign
Trump's net worth drops to $2.8 billion, lowest since campaign

While that may still be a bigger number than most of us can ever hope to see next to our name, it marks a continued decline for Trump. And in Bloomberg's case, the net worth of billionaires is standard reporting fare. Losers included Trump's Doral, Palm Beach and Mar-a-Lago clubs in Florida, while his courses in Scotland and Ireland posted reve...

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  • Dead, 3 Missing After Small Plane Crashes Off Coast Of Long Island
Dead, 3 Missing After Small Plane Crashes Off Coast Of Long Island

Two bodies were recovered from the scene, WABC-TV reported. Their identities have not yet been released. It was not immediately clear which of the four passengers had been recovered. The plane was en route to East Hampton Airport, when it appears to have flown directly into a thunderstorm. The NTSB is looking into the cause of the crash.

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  • Trump 'could pardon himself over Russian Federation but won't', says Giuliani
Trump 'could pardon himself over Russian Federation but won't', says Giuliani

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday why he wouldn't want the president to ever testify in the Russian Federation investigation. Mr Trump has previously said he might be willing to attend but his lawyers appear opposed, fearing it could lead to charges of perjury. In the letter penned by Trump lawyers John Dowd and Jay ...

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  • Trump meets with families of victims of Texas school shooting
Trump meets with families of victims of Texas school shooting

She replied, "No", but said Trump "kept mentioning" arming classroom teachers. "It was like talking to a toddler", Hart said. Abbott joined Trump for the short ride in the presidential limousine to a Coast Guard hangar where the meeting took place.

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  • U.S. accuses China of 'intimidation' in South China Sea
U.S. accuses China of 'intimidation' in South China Sea

He Lei, the head of the Chinese delegation to the dialogue, said the islands were Chinese territory and it was "a sovereign and legal right for China to place our army and military weapons there". The Pentagon leader's comments at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue came in the wake of a tumultuous few weeks between the USA and China. The previous wee...

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  • Kathleen Wynne Concedes The Election - 6 Days Before Voting Day
Kathleen Wynne Concedes The Election - 6 Days Before Voting Day

These candidates are now among the slew of Liberals who will have to find a their own oath to victory, asking voters to give them a chance to hold a Progressive Conservative or NDP government in check after the June 7 election. A vote for the Liberal Party is your best bet to make sure that the next government is not a majority government. The chan...

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  • Ute Park Fire: New Mexico Wildfire Grows to 8,000 Acres, Forcing Evacuations
Ute Park Fire: New Mexico Wildfire Grows to 8,000 Acres, Forcing Evacuations

Officials said about one-third of the fire was contained as of Friday, but firefighters faced the challenge of having to stop the growth of the main fire while patrolling for spot fires. A wildfire raced across a swath of tinder-dry forest in northeastern New Mexico on Friday and Saturday, sending up a thick plume of smoke that forced residents to ...

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  • Two Injured After Police Open Fire Inside Berlin Cathedral
Two Injured After Police Open Fire Inside Berlin Cathedral

A police officer stands in front of the Berlin Cathedral in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, June 3, 2018. The full details of the incident have not been revealed by German police. A policeman shot the knife-wielding man in the legs. Cathedral employees called police, and dozens of people were evacuated from the holy site. Both the suspect and the poli...

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  • Catalonia’s new separatist government sworn in
Catalonia’s new separatist government sworn in

Sanchez takes office after ousting veteran conservative leader Mariano Rajoy from power in a no-confidence vote on Friday. "This situation we're going through can not go on for even one more day". Spain sacked the Catalan regional government led by Puigdemont after a declaration of independence that followed a banned secession referendum on October...

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  • WATCH Dancing FBI Agent 'Accidentally' Shoots Man While Doing Back Flip
WATCH Dancing FBI Agent 'Accidentally' Shoots Man While Doing Back Flip

Denver police said the victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. Federal Bureau of Investigation agent was dancing at a night club when his firearm became dislodged from its waistband holster and fell onto the floor, ' a statement from Denver police said.

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  • Trump Confirms Summit With Kim on June 12, Says Pyongyang Wants Denuclearization
Trump Confirms Summit With Kim on June 12, Says Pyongyang Wants Denuclearization

No date for the visit was mentioned by the North Korea's KCNA news agency. "We're not going to go in and sign something on June 12th, and we never were", Trump told reporters on the White House lawn. "Kim would begin by praising Trump's leadership and his "bold decision" to build up the summit", said Koh, who is also a policy adviser to the Sou...

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  • Canada, European Union countries challenge Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs
Canada, European Union countries challenge Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs

But while he said European Union counter-actions had so far been proportionate, he cautioned against measures that might spark a full-blown trade war. Ministers urged the U.S.to quickly abandon the tariffs ahead of the leaders' summit before the move causes deeper divisions within the G7. "The U.S.

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