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Trump Invitation to Russia Deepens Rift With America’s Allies Trump Invitation to Russia Deepens Rift With America’s Allies
- June 10, 2018

On Thursday, Macron berated Trump for imposing unilateral tariffs on imported steel and aluminium rather than go through worldwide arbitration, and for walking out of a multilateral nuclear deal with Iran. Trump said it should be readmitted, an idea that was unlikely to gain any traction at the G7 gathering, which groups Canada, the United States, Japan, Britain, Italy, France and Germany. (more...)
Chinese hackers steal submarine, undersea plans in massive US Navy contractor breach Chinese hackers steal submarine, undersea plans in massive US Navy contractor breach
- June 10, 2018

The officials did not identify the contractor. It said the stolen information amounted to 614 gigabytes of material, including secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on US submarines by 2020. Hackers targeted a contractor linked to a United States military organisation that conducts research and development for submarines and underwater weaponry. (more...)
Michel Barnier pours cold water on UK Brexit backstop plan Michel Barnier pours cold water on UK Brexit backstop plan
- June 10, 2018

He added, "But a temporary backstop is not what we or, I believe , the Northern Irish people, want". Barnier has proposed that Northern Ireland effectively stays in the single market and customs union following Brexit , a suggestion that has prompted claims that the EU is seeking to annex Northern Ireland. (more...)
American Soldier Killed, Four Injured by al-Shabaab Fighters in Somalia American Soldier Killed, Four Injured by al-Shabaab Fighters in Somalia
- June 10, 2018

The death is the first USA combat death in Africa since an ambush a year ago by ISIS-aligned fighters in Niger left four US soldiers dead and prompted questions over whether American troops in the region had proper support. The group was blamed for the truck bombing in Mogadishu in October that killed more than 500 people and raised concerns about al-Shabaab's ability to build ever-larger explosives. (more...)
1873 voters in Nevada County voted in person at a vote center 1873 voters in Nevada County voted in person at a vote center
- June 10, 2018

That's more than 5.7 million of the 10.2 million eligible to vote, and a milestone for Ontario, which has never had more than 5 million people show up in a provincial election. Danny Alvarez, the top-vote getter in the race, died a day after the May 22 Primary, and Karen Faulkner, the candidate who received the third highest number of votes, is suing to be on the General Election ballot. (more...)
Trump has point on Canada's supply management system Trump has point on Canada's supply management system
- June 10, 2018

Tensions continued to mount as Trump headed to Canada on Friday morning. Although Trump said the trade talk was "not contentious", his comments come amid a tense few days with multiple world leaders over Trump's decision to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on the country's biggest trading partners: Canada, Mexico and the European Union. (more...)
House Democrats Call For A Criminal Investigation Into Scott Pruitt House Democrats Call For A Criminal Investigation Into Scott Pruitt
- June 09, 2018

In appearances before congressional panels since then, Pruitt has repeatedly blamed subordinates for his alleged ethical lapses. Democratic senators this week accused Pruitt of withholding records of the trip, where Pruitt also met with USA and global business leaders and former government officials. (more...)
Manafort's lawyers say Mueller's new charges are based on 'thinnest of evidence' Manafort's lawyers say Mueller's new charges are based on 'thinnest of evidence'
- June 09, 2018

Mueller has said Kilimnik has links to Russian spy agencies, an allegation Kilimnik denies. One project was to assemble a team of European political leaders who could advocate for Ukraine's then-President Viktor Yanukovych - apparently independently. (more...)
Ryan contradicts Trump's claim that the Federal Bureau of Investigation planted a 'spy' Ryan contradicts Trump's claim that the Federal Bureau of Investigation planted a 'spy'
- June 08, 2018

Mr. Ryan backed Representative Trey Gowdy , Republican of SC, who pursued Hillary Clinton as the chairman of a special select committee on the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, but infuriated some Republican partisans by rebuffing Mr. This was disputed by Ryan and two other Republicans who have been briefed on the FBI's use of an informant at the time . A January memo from Trump's legal team to Mueller asserted that a president has full power over Justice Department investigations and ... (more...)
UK Supreme Court dismisses appeal to overturn N. Ireland's strict abortion laws UK Supreme Court dismisses appeal to overturn N. Ireland's strict abortion laws
- June 08, 2018

By a majority ruling , judges at the Supreme Court in London found that the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission had no legal standing to bring its challenge against the abortion law. Women in Northern Ireland are legally able to seek an abortion only if their lives are in danger or they are at risk of serious long-term physical or mental harm. (more...)
Aide who mocked McCain's brain cancer diagnosis out at White House Aide who mocked McCain's brain cancer diagnosis out at White House
- June 08, 2018

Sadler told colleagues last month they should disregard McCain's opinion on President Donald Trump's Central Intelligence Agency nominee because "he's dying anyway", a remark that led to a torrent of criticism. Meanwhile, Sadler made a phone call to McCain's daughter Meghan to personally apologize. The president, who very rarely says sorry, did not demand an apology - even though other aides said Sadler should. (more...)
Putin boasts about new hypersonic missiles which guarantees parity with US Putin boasts about new hypersonic missiles which guarantees parity with US
- June 08, 2018

However Putin portrayed the development of the new generation of weapons as a reaction to the United States pulling out of a major arms treaty that he said had ensured strategic parity. Although polls show that Putin remains popular, the fact that he first became president 18 years ago means the Kremlin needs to ward off any public fatigue with the leader. (more...)
Lavrov says no 100% confidence in North Korea settlement success Lavrov says no 100% confidence in North Korea settlement success
- June 08, 2018

Trump warned he is "totally prepared to walk away" if negotiations break down. Speaking to reporters as he welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the White House, Trump said he and Abe would discuss North Korean issues and trade. (more...)
Mysterious ‘sonic attacks’ prompt evacuation of 2 more USA staff from China Mysterious ‘sonic attacks’ prompt evacuation of 2 more USA staff from China
- June 08, 2018

He said that as of now, 24 government employees or family members who worked in Cuba had confirmed symptoms "similar to those noted following concussion or minor traumatic brain injury". consulate in Guangzhou following this incident. The evacuated Americans have been transferred to the same facility at the University of Pennsylvania where the government workers in Cuba were sent, an unnamed USA official told The Associated Press. (more...)
Trump’s team denies president plans to pardon himself Trump’s team denies president plans to pardon himself
- June 07, 2018

President Trump's lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani said Wednesday that the legal team of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is "trying very, very hard to frame" the president . "We had Repeal & Replace done (and the saving to our country of one trillion dollars) except for one person, but it is getting done anyway. There's no wiggle room here", Bharara said. (more...)
Melania Trump Returns to the Spotlight After 24-Day Absence Melania Trump Returns to the Spotlight After 24-Day Absence
- June 07, 2018

The last time Melania Trump participated in an official event was on 10 May, when the first couple greeted three former U.S. prisoners who had been released from captivity in North Korea. "Without greater detail about her "benign" condition, the public imagination is running wild", Jellison said. In the weeks before, the first lady had organized a state dinner with France and saw her poll numbers rising. (more...)
Bill Nelson, Rick Scott spar over shortened Senate recess
- June 07, 2018

Instead of taking the entire month of August off, Senators will have a one-week break at the beginning of the month and then return to Washington. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell caved to Republican pressure and canceled the Senate's August recess Tuesday, saying the lawmakers will work through the vacation to help advance the President's agenda ahead of the 2018 midterms. (more...)
Residents and Emergency Crews Evacuate After New Fuego Volcano Eruption Residents and Emergency Crews Evacuate After New Fuego Volcano Eruption
- June 07, 2018

At least 72 people were killed in the eruption and more than 192 others are still missing. Hernandez and her husband, Francisco Ortiz, survived because they moved out of Los Lotes just two months ago to begin a new life on a small plot of land. (more...)
Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes in new subdivisions Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes in new subdivisions
- June 07, 2018

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said that an overflight early Tuesday confirmed that lava had completely filled Kapoho Bay , inundated most of Vacationland and had covered all but the northern part of Kapoho Beach Lots. "For us it's more of a vacation area, but for those who live there permanently, they're trying to figure out where they're going to be living", he said. (more...)
Putin vows Moscow will contribute to success of Trump-Kim meeting Putin vows Moscow will contribute to success of Trump-Kim meeting
- June 07, 2018

There was initially much uncertainty over whether the summit would go ahead at all, and it was briefly called off last month by Trump after a dispute with the North Koreans over the key issue of denuclearisation. Giuliani said: "Well, Kim Jong Un got back on his hands and knees and begged for it, which is exactly the position you want to put him in". But they say the public relations value of such a historic event could quickly fade if Trump fails to wring any significant concessions from ... (more...)
All eyes on California on the biggest primary night of 2018 All eyes on California on the biggest primary night of 2018
- June 07, 2018

He also called on voters to support Republican John Cox for governor in California, a state he called "High Tax, High Crime California". In the race for Governor, Democrat Gavin Newsom's first-place finish over a field of 27 candidates was expected. (more...)
Video Shows Black Smoke Billowing From Five-Star Knightsbridge Hotel Video Shows Black Smoke Billowing From Five-Star Knightsbridge Hotel
- June 07, 2018

More than 100 firefighters are tackling a blaze through the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and singer Robbie Williams has been recorded being evacuated from the premises. absolutely insane!" Firefighters were called to the fire at 1455 GMT. After the blaze broke out, staff were evacuated from the 12-storey building to Hyde Park, where they were given bottles of water. (more...)
First Lady Will Not Join President on Trips to G7, NKorea Summit First Lady Will Not Join President on Trips to G7, NKorea Summit
- June 07, 2018

A reporter for CNBC tweeted that he saw the first lady in the White House on May 29 with her aides. The first lady did attend the G7 summit in Sicily a year ago, making headlines on her debut worldwide trip as first lady. "She's looking right at us right there". She sent early signals that she will not bow to speculation or public expectations about what she should be doing. (more...)
Melania Trump expected to attend White House event Melania Trump expected to attend White House event
- June 05, 2018

Other than her message chiding the media, the White House has been largely silent on the first lady's status. He pointed to the second floor of the White House and said , "She's doing great". "Mrs. Trump is very strong and independent", Grisham said. Her first clue that she would be a different first lady came when she made a decision to continue living at Trump Tower after her husband took office in January 2017, citing a desire to maintain stability for her son's schooling. (more...)
Paul Manafort attempted to tamper with potential witnesses, Mueller tells court Paul Manafort attempted to tamper with potential witnesses, Mueller tells court
- June 05, 2018

The filing says that FBI Special Agent Brock W. Domin's testimony and evidence will show that Manafort attempted to tamper with witnesses . Prosecutors accused Manafort and a longtime associate they linked to Russian intelligence of repeatedly contacting two members of a public relations firm and asking them to falsely testify about secret lobbying they did at Manafort's behest. (more...)

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