• Queen Elizabeth II recovering from cataract surgery
Queen Elizabeth II recovering from cataract surgery

On the mend! Queen Elizabeth underwent eye surgery last month to remove a cataract shortly before the royal wedding , Buckingham Palace confirmed on Friday, June 8. A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye, leading to a decrease in vision. The surgery is performed under local anesthetic and is usually over within 40 minutes.

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  • Congolese ex-Vice President Acquitted of War Crimes
Congolese ex-Vice President Acquitted of War Crimes

Bemba had appealed an 18-year sentence handed to him in June 2016 for crimes committed in the Central African Republic. He may not have murdered anyone with his own hands, but as the supreme commander of the Movement for the Liberation of Congo rebel forces, he is responsible for the crimes they committed.

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  • At Least 20 Killed, 80 Injured by Russian Airstrikes on Syria's Idlib
At Least 20 Killed, 80 Injured by Russian Airstrikes on Syria's Idlib

At least 38 civilians have been killed in Syrian overnight airstrikes on an opposition province, which are believed to have been carried out by Russian Federation. Dozens of wounded were taken to the local hospital, including women, children, elderly and rescue volunteers. The twisted bodies of the deceased lay covered in a fine light grey dust...

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  • UK Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal Challenging Northern Ireland Abortion Law
UK Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal Challenging Northern Ireland Abortion Law

But as Lord Kerr himself said, 'These findings do not represent a binding decision of the of the court.the essential decision of the court.is that the appeal is dismissed and no formal declaration of incompatibility has been made'. 'In 2017, 3,092 women from the Republic of Ireland had an abortion in England and Wales, less than half the number...

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  • Trump delivers trade warning as he leaves G-7 summit
Trump delivers trade warning as he leaves G-7 summit

Mr Trump made the comments after the communique had already been officially released in response to a press conference held by Justin Trudeau to mark the close of the summit. The president says he won't endorse the joint statement. But he warned he could cut off USA trade entirely with countries that kept current rules in place, arguing they h...

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  • Sending U.S. detainee to Syria a death warrant, lawyers say
Sending U.S. detainee to Syria a death warrant, lawyers say

In a hearing in the Washington federal court, Judge Tanya Chutkan asked Justice Department lawyers why there was a "rush" to release the man into a country so risky that the US State Department has warned against any travel and even advised potential visitors to "draft a will" first .

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  • President Trump considering pardon for boxing great Muhammad Ali
President Trump considering pardon for boxing great Muhammad Ali

He stated he would consider pardoning "some folks that have sentences that aren't fair". Trump has wielded his presidential pardon powers recently in ways that appear meant to dramatize his own complaints of being the victim of a "witch hunt" by U.S.

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  • Palestinian teen who slapped Israeli soldier loses bid for early release
Palestinian teen who slapped Israeli soldier loses bid for early release

Reports said Tamimi was wanted by the Israeli army for a year. Since 2015, 50 Israelis have been killed in stabbings, shootings and car-ramming attacks, while Israeli forces have killed over 260 Palestinians in that period. In addition, 20 Palestinians from Salfit, eight from Jericho and 29 from the Gaza Strip were detained. Palestinian medics ...

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  • Trump Leaves G-7 Summit With A Call To End 'Unfair' Trade
Trump Leaves G-7 Summit With A Call To End 'Unfair' Trade

Shortly after Trudeau said that he was "happy to announce that we have released a joint communique by all seven countries" indicating that the United States had signed on, Trump announced the U.S. But I feel really confident", Trump said of Monday's meeting, which is the first between a North Korean leader and sitting US president, "It's neve...

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  • A photo of Angela Merkel, Donald Trump captures G-7 tensions
A photo of Angela Merkel, Donald Trump captures G-7 tensions

Despite earlier reports of a rant over trade from Trump, he said the meeting "was not contentious" and called the relationships between the leaders "outstanding". "This isn't just G7". While he won a quick endorsement from Italy, other nations including Germany and the United Kingdom warned Russian Federation would need to change its behavior...

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  • Giuliani on Stormy Daniels: Melania Trump 'believes her husband'
Giuliani on Stormy Daniels: Melania Trump 'believes her husband'

She is fighting to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 election . A new lawsuit from the porn star alleges the Fox News Channel host was in on a plan earlier this year by Trump's once close lawyer Cohen to have her untruthfully deny having had a fling with the then Apprentice host.

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  • Putin visits China: Trump summit up for discussion
Putin visits China: Trump summit up for discussion

Battulga said that it is Mongolia's top priority to develop friendly cooperation with the two permanent neighbors of China and Russian Federation. In a combined effort, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau failed recently to convince Trump not to impose tariffs on the allies.

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  • Trump refuses to endorse G-7 communique, threatens Canada with more tariffs
Trump refuses to endorse G-7 communique, threatens Canada with more tariffs

A few hours earlier, Trudeau had told reporters that all seven leaders had come together to sign a joint declaration. " President Trump wants nothing less than wiping out Canadian dairy farming". Trudeau said. Trump cited progress on reaching an agreement on the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico , saying the final o...

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  • Donald Trump says Russian Federation should be be allowed to rejoin G7
Donald Trump says Russian Federation should be be allowed to rejoin G7

In the comments that later angered Trump , Trudeau closed the summit with a strong rebuke to the USA president's threats on trade, saying they were "kind of insulting" and warning that Canada would issue retaliatory measures beginning on July 1.

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  • Isolated Kim taking big gamble leaving home for Trump summit
Isolated Kim taking big gamble leaving home for Trump summit

Singapore has been admirably discreet regarding the logistics of the visit, the downtown hotels where the leaders are expected to stay and the summit venue on Sentosa island. "After eight years of weak, pathetic, spineless leadership under Obama, things have changed", Hannity said, noting that Trump has actually responded to North Korean threats.

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  • What are realistic outcomes from the Trump-Kim summit?
What are realistic outcomes from the Trump-Kim summit?

Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Kim Jong-un had personally assured him that, "he is prepared to denuclearize". They're being told it's a new chance for peace, but not everyone in Seoul is excited about Tuesday's summit . Unlike traditional summits between heads of state, where most of the work is completed in advance of a photo-op, USA offic...

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  • Florida failed to do national background checks on concealed weapons permits
Florida failed to do national background checks on concealed weapons permits

The background-check bungle coincided with the Pulse nightclub shooting, which took 50 lives, and a historic uptick in Florida concealed-weapons applications. "As soon as we learned that one employee failed to review applicants' non-criminal disqualifying information, we immediately terminated the employee, thoroughly reviewed every applicatio...

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  • California Primary: Bay Area and statewide election results
California Primary: Bay Area and statewide election results

Ballots will be cast in the 42nd Ontario general election on Thursday as voters elect the next provincial government. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. That's mostly because of the huge increase in vote-by-mail ballots. The number of electoral districts in Ontario has increased from 107...

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  • Guatemala town destroyed by volcano thought it was safe
Guatemala town destroyed by volcano thought it was safe

Numbers for the final amount of deaths are set to climb further - an estimated 200 people are still missing following the devastation of the natural disaster. The agency said it chose to suspend the search now that 72 hours had passed. Forensic experts worked Friday on the grim task of identifying dozens of bodies charred beyond recognition by th...

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  • U.S. is a 'piggybank everyone is robbing', says Trump at G7
U.S. is a 'piggybank everyone is robbing', says Trump at G7

As expected he did not budge. The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is getting "close" although Canada and other allies have "crazily" achieved unfair deals for the United States, U.S. Merkel and Trump also had a brief conversation at the summit. "I appreciate, you know, Justin has agreed to cut all tariffs, all trade...

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  • Merkel warns over trade issues ahead of 'tough' G7 talks
Merkel warns over trade issues ahead of 'tough' G7 talks

Merkel said in Berlin on Thursday "we should talk with each other before we keep on talking about each other". Merkel told lawmakers on Wednesday that Germany will work to ensure that the summit's communique doesn't fall below what was agreed at last year's G-7 and Group of 20 summits.

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  • Justice Dept. internal report expected to fault former FBI, DOJ officials
Justice Dept. internal report expected to fault former FBI, DOJ officials

A report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's internal watchdog into the agency's handling of an enquiry into the management of emails by former USA presidential candidate Hilary Clinton will be released next week, the agency said on Thursday.

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  • Meghan Markle Shows Skin in Chic Outfit in Buckingham Palace Debut
Meghan Markle Shows Skin in Chic Outfit in Buckingham Palace Debut

They will also attend a lunch together at Chester Town Hall on Thursday. Princess Kate was dressed in one of her favorite designers, Alexander McQueen, while Meghan opted for a one-of-a-kind creation by Carolina Herrera and hat by Philip Treacy , a favorite of the Royal Family.

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  • Afghan Taliban calls for ceasefire during Eid
Afghan Taliban calls for ceasefire during Eid

Ghani also thanked the United States after Gen. John Nicholson, commander of U.S. and worldwide forces in Afghanistan , said they would respect the Afghan's government cease-fire, not including USA counterterror efforts against al Qaeda and ISIS in the region.

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  • Group photo masks underlying tension at G-7 summit
Group photo masks underlying tension at G-7 summit

Our farmers, whether it's through a non-tariff trade barrier or whether it's through very high tariffs. this is all over the world. Trump saluted Canadian Mounties as he was greeted at an airport at a military base in Quebec. In addition to the US and Canada, the group includes Britain, Italy, France, Germany and Japan. The EU is also attending. ...

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