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Spanish PM Rajoy ousted by parliament, replaced by opposition leader Spanish PM Rajoy ousted by parliament, replaced by opposition leader
- June 02, 2018

Rajoy was in attendance at the ceremony held in the royal Zarzuela Palace and shook Sanchez's hand after the new leader was sworn in by King Felipe VI before they posed for a photo with the monarch along with the speakers of the lower Congress of Deputies and the Senate. (more...)
Trump Wants to Drive German Luxury Car Brands Out of the US
- June 02, 2018

The largest BMW assembly plant in the world is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The president has said he will levy tariffs on other auto imports, and some of these will be as high as 25% and will include vehicle parts. German carmakers voiced dismay at the "incomprehensible" US steel tariffs that took effect Friday, adding to a chorus of criticism from global trade partners over the protectionist move by US President Donald Trump . (more...)
Trump Set to Squeeze German Posh Cars Out of US
- June 02, 2018

Daimler declined to comment on the proposed ban, but a spokesperson pointed out that the company supports more than 150,000 jobs here, and 22.8 percent of Daimler's shareholders are from the US. The phone call between the French president and his United States counterpart came after the USA announced the steep metals tariffs would be imposed on the European Union, Canada and Mexico as of midnight (0400 GMT Friday). (more...)
Officers killed in Belgium shooting were women, police chief confirms Officers killed in Belgium shooting were women, police chief confirms
- June 02, 2018

A bomb squad arrives at the scene following a shooting in Liege, Belgium on Tuesday. The shooter, Belgian national Benjamin Herman , also took a woman hostage during his rampage on Tuesday, and Jambon said she may have talked him down and helped to avoid more deaths inside the school. (more...)
Denmark bans burqa, niqab in public spaces Denmark bans burqa, niqab in public spaces
- June 02, 2018

The law was approved by a 75 to 30 vote this Thursday, after it was proposed by the centre-right governing coalition, and was backed by the Social Democrats and the far-right Danish People's Party. The prohibition does not apply to the covering of the face which, the law defines, as serving a "qualifying objective". "That is not going to happen", Poulsen said before the ban passed. (more...)
USA defense chief Jim Mattis rebukes Chinese 'intimidation' in South China Sea USA defense chief Jim Mattis rebukes Chinese 'intimidation' in South China Sea
- June 02, 2018

Mattis specifically called out Beijing's militarization of artificial islands in the South China Sea, home to some of the world's busiest sea lanes. He warned that America's recent move to disinvite China from a multinational naval exercise this summer was an "initial response" to the militarization of the islands. (more...)
'You're all going to die' 'You're all going to die'
- June 02, 2018

Fred Guttenberg, father of Jaime Guttenberg, who was murdered in the hallway of her high school at the age of 14, responded to Timmy. "My goal is at least 20 people with an AR-15 and a couple of tracer rounds". Cruz's lawyers are fighting to stave off the death penalty for the teenage defendant. Chilling footage of the gunman behind February's school massacre in Florida has been released, showing him detailing his disturbing plans to attack his former school and kill "at least 20 people". (more...)
Kim Jong-un receives Russia's top diplomat in Pyongyang Kim Jong-un receives Russia's top diplomat in Pyongyang
- June 02, 2018

Kim Yong Chol , who delivered the letter to Trump on Friday, also met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo . Emerging from a historic and rare 90-minute-plus Oval Office meeting with a top North Korean official, Mr. " Kim Jong Un said that the DPRK´s will for denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula still remains unchanged and consistent and fixed", KCNA reported after their meeting in Pyongyang on Thursday. (more...)
Trump Tweets He 'Wishes' He Hadn't Picked Jeff Sessions as Attorney General Trump Tweets He 'Wishes' He Hadn't Picked Jeff Sessions as Attorney General
- June 02, 2018

The barrage of criticism marks a stark fall from grace for Sessions, who was once one of Trump's staunchest allies on the campaign trail and who had been the first sitting senator to endorse Trump's presidential bid . Trump has zeroed in on, and at times embellished, reports on the informant, calling it "spygate" and tweeting that it was "starting to look like one of the biggest political scandals in USA history". (more...)
USA vetoes United Nations resolution on protecting Palestinians
- June 02, 2018

Ms. Haley, an outspoken advocate of Israel at the United Nations, called the revised draft a "grossly one-sided approach" that did not acknowledge any responsibility by Palestinian militants for the violence. Israel has fought three wars in Gaza against Hamas, which the United States considers a terrorist organization. Then diplomats said it would be delayed and now the council is scheduled to vote at 3:00 p.m. (more...)
U.S. to continue trade actions against China: White House U.S. to continue trade actions against China: White House
- June 02, 2018

The White House statement came after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on May 19 that. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will visit China from June 2 to June 4, the official Xinhua news agency reported recently. consulates and embassies reportedly received instructions that any Chinese citizen applying for a visa will need to secure additional special permission form the U.S. (more...)
Trump confirms June 12 meeting with Kim in Singapore Trump confirms June 12 meeting with Kim in Singapore
- June 02, 2018

Trump said Friday he believed Kim Jong Un would agree to denuclearization, but the two countries have offered differing visions of what that entails. "I look forward to the day when I can take the sanctions off of North Korea ", he added. (more...)
Don't Try to Roast a Marshmallow Over a Volcano, Experts Say Don't Try to Roast a Marshmallow Over a Volcano, Experts Say
- June 01, 2018

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said vigorous eruption continues from the series of vents. National Park Service spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane says Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park remains closed. Gov. David Ige told reporters that the power plant was "sufficiently safe". "It can't get hotter than where we are", Stovall added. As the Guardian reports, the Marshall Islands are now covered in a haze of volcanic smog (called vog for short) which is hampering visibility and could cause ... (more...)
' I never fired James Comey because of Russia!' ' I never fired James Comey because of Russia!'
- June 01, 2018

Hannity said McCabe wrote a personal memo about his concerns with Trump's firing of his friend and boss James Comey . "The Corrupt Mainstream Media loves to keep pushing that narrative, but they know it is not true!" In this conversation, McCabe claims Rosenstein told him Trump had originally requested the deputy attorney general reference Russian Federation in the Comey memo-something Rosenstein did not do. (more...)
Clean up continues after mudslides and flooding across WNC Clean up continues after mudslides and flooding across WNC
- June 01, 2018

State and local officials are keeping a close watch on rivers across Western North Carolina, where several rivers are now experiencing minor flooding and the French Broad River at Blantyre is forecast to experience moderate flooding later today. (more...)
Mueller team meddling in mid-term polls Mueller team meddling in mid-term polls
- June 01, 2018

The Rasmussen sampling included 1,500 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points. Giuliani did say that he thought Sessions was still capable of doing his job leading the Justice Department despite Trump's critiques. (more...)
Malaysia’s new PM scraps Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail Malaysia’s new PM scraps Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail
- June 01, 2018

Speaking at a media briefing at the weekend, 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, who took up the post earlier this month, said that the 350km line is "not beneficial" and will cost "a huge sum of money", adding that Malaysia "will make no money at all from" it. (more...)
Trump hoping to effectively block German auto imports to US? Trump hoping to effectively block German auto imports to US?
- June 01, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives prior to signing the "Right to Try Act", which gives terminally ill patients the right to use experimental medications not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 30, 2018. (more...)
Assad raises prospect of clashes with USA forces in Syria Assad raises prospect of clashes with USA forces in Syria
- June 01, 2018

Assad, who is backed by Russian Federation and Iran, appears militarily unassailable in the war that has killed an estimated half a million people, uprooted around six million people in the country, and driven another five million overseas as refugees. (more...)
Russian-Jewish Billionaire Businessman Roman Abramovich Moves to Israel Russian-Jewish Billionaire Businessman Roman Abramovich Moves to Israel
- June 01, 2018

He bought Chelsea football club in 2003. Russian oligarch, Roman Abramovich , has the right to Israeli citizenship, the Kremlin said Tuesday after the Chelsea football club-owner reportedly travelled to Israel and became a citizen after delays to his British visa application. (more...)
Canada slams US steel, aluminum tariffs with '$16.6 billion of retaliation' Canada slams US steel, aluminum tariffs with '$16.6 billion of retaliation'
- June 01, 2018

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and central bank governors prepare to meet in the Canadian resort town of Whistler. The Trump administration has demanded that Beijing make concessions and threatened to punish it for allegedly stealing USA technology by imposing tariffs on $50 billion of imports from China. (more...)
Prominent Russian journalist shot dead in Ukraine Prominent Russian journalist shot dead in Ukraine
- May 31, 2018

A file picture provided on May 29, 2018 shows Russian journalist Arkadiy Babchenko on November 14, 2017 in Kiev. Police said Arkady Babchenko , a critic of the President Vladimir Putin , was found by his wife covered in blood in their Kiev home on Tuesday (local time ). (more...)
U.S., North Korea conclude second round of Panmunjom talks U.S., North Korea conclude second round of Panmunjom talks
- May 31, 2018

A top North Korean official headed to NY on Wednesday for talks aimed at salvaging a summit between Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump on the future of Kim's nuclear programme, in the North's highest-level mission to the United States in 18 years. (more...)
Trump again says he wishes Sessions was not attorney general Trump again says he wishes Sessions was not attorney general
- May 31, 2018

Instead of conceding there's no merit to Trump's accusations, Sanders suggested that Trump's decision to fire Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe for matters completely unrelated to "spygate" somehow supports the accusation that the FBI inappropriately surveilled his campaign. (more...)
High-ranking North Korean emissary heads to NYC High-ranking North Korean emissary heads to NYC
- May 31, 2018

The upcoming meeting heightens expectations for an unprecedented summit between US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader in Singapore in June. But no meetings took place Monday or Tuesday due to the North Koreans' scheduling preferences, according to an official familiar with U.S. The meeting comes ahead of a highly-anticipated summit, scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (more...)

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