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Property losses mount on Hawaii's Big Island as lava flow spreads Property losses mount on Hawaii's Big Island as lava flow spreads
- June 05, 2018

Fountaining at Fissure 8 continued feeding a robust lava channel to northeast along Highway 132 to the ocean entry in Kapoho bay. "A Hawaiian County Fire Department overflight reported that the lava filled the lake and apparently evaporated all the water", the report said. (more...)
Iran will trigger new surge of migrants, says Netanyahu Iran will trigger new surge of migrants, says Netanyahu
- June 05, 2018

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has prepped Iranian scientists to increase its uranium enrichment capacity if its controversial nuclear deal with the USA falls apart. Khamenei tweeted that Israel is a "cancerous tumor" that needs to be "eradicated", and referenced the Palestinian " March of Return " movement which has seen several large-scale protests along the Gaza border in recent weeks. (more...)
Putin to MEET Kim Jong-un as Russian Federation invites North Korean dictator Putin to MEET Kim Jong-un as Russian Federation invites North Korean dictator
- June 05, 2018

North Korean media had earlier reported that Army General Kim Su Gil had succeeded Kim Jong Gak as director of the army's powerful General Political Bureau , one of the most senior positions in the country. Asked whether he would discuss human rights issues at the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , Trump gave a vague answer, saying: "Could be". (more...)
Trump's lawyers argued president could not have obstructed Russian Federation probe Trump's lawyers argued president could not have obstructed Russian Federation probe
- June 05, 2018

But they described the misleading statement - which claimed the Trump Tower rendezvous was mainly about a "program about the adoption of Russian children" - as "short but accurate" and suggested that it would not be a crime for the president to deceive the public. (more...)
G7 finance chiefs kick trade dispute to leaders' summit in Quebec G7 finance chiefs kick trade dispute to leaders' summit in Quebec
- June 05, 2018

Trudeau called the tariffs "an affront to the long-standing security partnership between Canada and the United States, and, in particular, an affront to the thousands of Canadians who have fought and died alongside their American brothers in arms". (more...)
First Saudi women get driving licences First Saudi women get driving licences
- June 05, 2018

The delay, according to Saudi authorities, was necessary to allow for women to complete classes on driving and ensure the safe introduction of thousands of new drivers to Saudi roads. Saudi authorities have so far labeled the detainees "traitors", infuriating the country's rights activists who fear additional arrests amid much-hyped reports of reforms led by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (more...)
All trade deals could be off, China warns US All trade deals could be off, China warns US
- June 05, 2018

The United States has several unresolved issues with China , some longstanding, that Trump and his cabinet are looking to address. Today, regulators say no one is obliged to give up technology. Ross is eager for a deal. If we charge a country ZERO to sell their goods, and they charge us 25, 50 or even 100 percent to sell ours, it is UNFAIR and can no longer be tolerated. (more...)
March quarter GDP growth fastest in 2 years; Dalal Street cheers March quarter GDP growth fastest in 2 years; Dalal Street cheers
- June 05, 2018

The GDP growth during the third quarter of the fiscal was at 7 per cent. "GDP growth has been increasing continuously every quarter with growth of 7.7 per cent in Q4 of 2017-18". Domestic prices of petrol and diesel are near all-time highs, putting pressure on the government to bring down taxes on the fuels. The Indian economy grew by 7.7 per cent, in January-March 2018, according to data from the Central Statistics Office. (more...)
Kim summit time locked in for June 12 Kim summit time locked in for June 12
- June 05, 2018

According to Fox News, the communist leader wants to open the fast-service restaurant in Pyongyang as both North Korean officials and their U.S. counterparts prepare for potential denuclearization negotiations. South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-hwa had a 15-minute phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday to discuss the upcoming summit between Kim and Trump, the foreign ministry in Seoul said. (more...)
Supreme Court rules for Colorado baker in Supreme Court rules for Colorado baker in "gay wedding" cake case
- June 05, 2018

Twenty-one states, including Colorado , now have anti-discrimination laws protecting people from being refused service on the grounds of sexual orientation. Colorado state courts upheld the determination. The U.S. Supreme court dodged a major ruling on the question of whether business owners can refuse services to gay individuals based on their religious objections. (more...)
Trump says can pardon himself, calls Mueller appointment unconstitutional Trump says can pardon himself, calls Mueller appointment unconstitutional
- June 05, 2018

On Sunday , one of Trump's lawyers, Rudy Giuliani , told Chuck Todd on " Meet the Press " that the president probably had such power to pardon, but would likely face impeachment if he did so. The Constitution, the letter reads, offers Trump the option to, "if he wished, terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon". "If he shot James Comey , he'd be impeached the next day", Giuliani said to HuffPost . (more...)
Out of control driver speeds onto Little League field during game Out of control driver speeds onto Little League field during game
- June 04, 2018

Police were interviewing dozens of witnesses and reviewing cellphone video reported to capture the crash, Sanford police said. At the moment, Sharrow's motive remains unknown, though police believe there is no connection between the accused and the victim, the Press Herald wrote. (more...)
Trump pardoning himself 'unthinkable and would lead to impeachment', says Giuliani
- June 04, 2018

He stressed, though, that Trump had done nothing wrong. Mr Guiliani was speaking less than 24 hours after the publication of a secret 20 page memo sent from Mr Trump's legal team to the Mueller investigation. The letter did not explicitly describe the possibility of Mr Trump pardoning himself . Rudy Giuliani is supposed to be on cleanup duty, but he keeps making a mess. (more...)
U.S. Vetoes U.N. Resolution on Gaza U.S. Vetoes U.N. Resolution on Gaza
- June 04, 2018

Two missiles were launched on Israel out of the Gaza Strip on Saturday evening; one of them was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome air defense system, while the other fell inside the Palestinian maritime enclave, the military reported earlier. (more...)
Spanish Socialist Sanchez succeeds Rajoy as prime minister Spanish Socialist Sanchez succeeds Rajoy as prime minister
- June 04, 2018

Catalonia's new leader, Mr Quim Torra, said he was committed to achieving independence for the region and wants to enter talks with Mr Sanchez. Spain's socialist leader Pedro Sanchez prepares to take the oath during the swearing in ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace . (more...)
Trump tweets about jobs report ahead of release Trump tweets about jobs report ahead of release
- June 04, 2018

The yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which moves in the opposite direction of price, was at 2.885% at the time of Trump's tweet , The yield quickly moved up to 2.895% after the tweet , and climbed as high as 2.922 after the official release of the jobs report . (more...)
Advocates target separation of immigrant families at border Advocates target separation of immigrant families at border
- June 04, 2018

The idea of using harsh policies as a deterrent to illegal immigration has been part of the Republican approach for some time. Former Obama administration officials tried to explain the context behind the photos, which appeared to show migrant kids locked up in cages . (more...)
Prominent homebuilder, wife, grandson presumed dead in fatal Hamptons plane crash Prominent homebuilder, wife, grandson presumed dead in fatal Hamptons plane crash
- June 04, 2018

Update, 9:30 p.m.: The search for two missing people from a plane crash off the Amagansett shoreline Saturday afternoon will continue into the night, weather permitting, a United States Coast Guard spokesman said Saturday evening. O'Hare could not identify a cause of the plane crash, only offering that it was around the time that thunderstorms had entered the area. "Ben and Bonnie were my friends from the moment I met them in the early 1990s", she said. (more...)
China warns trade deals off if U.S. goes ahead with sanctions China warns trade deals off if U.S. goes ahead with sanctions
- June 04, 2018

A U.S. delegation led by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross held talks with Chinese negotiators in Beijing on Saturday and Sunday. "If the United States implements trade sanctions, including raising tariffs, then all the economic and trade outcomes negotiated by the two sides will not take effect", said a statement carried by the official Xinhua news agency. (more...)
USA at odds with allies over tariffs at G7 meeting: Canada USA at odds with allies over tariffs at G7 meeting: Canada
- June 04, 2018

The U.S. decision came despite last-minute talks in Paris this week to try to reach a deal. American commerce secretary Wilbur Ross is leaving on Friday for Beijing for talks aimed at preventing a trade war with China. President Donald Trump as the outlier. "I want to make it clear", Le Maire said, "that it is up to the United States administration to make the right decisions to alleviate the situation and ease the difficulties". (more...)
Trump can pardon himself, says Giuliani Trump can pardon himself, says Giuliani
- June 04, 2018

Mr Giuliani added Mr Trump "has no intention of pardoning himself ", but the U.S. constitution, which gives a president the authority to issue pardons, " doesn't say he can't ". Giuliani says they would contest it if Mueller tried.But the former New York City mayor suggested that he did not entirely agree with the letter's premise that a president could never be charged with obstruction of justice. (more...)
United Kingdom United Kingdom "deeply disappointed" at USA steel tariffs: PM
- June 04, 2018

On Friday, China's markets regulator said it was still reviewing San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc's $44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors. The prospect of a global trade has roiled financial markets this week, too, even if they were back in positive territory on Friday. (more...)
Who will pay for King Jong Un's hotel stay in Singapore? Who will pay for King Jong Un's hotel stay in Singapore?
- June 04, 2018

Gingrich said Friday's meeting between Trump and North Korea's top official, Kim Yong Chol , was a sign that Kim had realized Trump was a "much tougher guy" than previously thought. "I have no doubt". At the conference, Mattis also said that the presence of some 28,500 United States forces based in South Korea "is not on the table ... (more...)
Canada calls Insulting Justification of U.S. to Increase Tariffs Canada calls Insulting Justification of U.S. to Increase Tariffs
- June 04, 2018

The Financial Post led with the fact that the other six members - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom - had issued a statement critical of recent USA actions. steel exports go to Canada. Ottawa [Canada]: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday dubbed trade tariffs imposed by the United States as insulting and unacceptable . (more...)
Indian security personnel crush Kashmiri youth under vehicle Indian security personnel crush Kashmiri youth under vehicle
- June 04, 2018

Two youths were critically injured after they were run over by the CRPF vehicle during clashes between protestors and government forces in Nowhatta in Srinagar on Friday. He along with his sisters was living with his aunt in Dalgate area of Srinagar for the past four years as both his parents had died. One woman was also among the injured. (more...)

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