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Trump insists G7 trade talks 'extremely productive' Trump insists G7 trade talks 'extremely productive'
- June 12, 2018

US tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum "are in response to his of 270 percent on dairy!" During a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's eyebrow seems to have slid down his face. "It's kind of insulting". The US leader is at loggerheads with the rest of the G7 over his controversial 25 per cent steel tariffs. These attacks are such a boon to Trudeau's image, a conspiracy theorist might reasonably conclude the prime minister paid ... (more...)
Tory minister criticised for "plain nasty" Brexit hanging comments
- June 12, 2018

Parliament will also debate other amendments handed down by the House of Lords , including a challenge to the government's plan to put March 29, 2019, or "Brexit Day", into law and an attempt to toughen a commitment to ensure a frictionless border between Northern Ireland and the neighbouring Irish Republic, which will remain in the EU. (more...)
Senior US official, lawmaker in Taiwan for office dedication
- June 12, 2018

The US Assistant Secretary of State on Cultural Affairs, Marie Royce, will visit Taiwan's capital Taipei to attend a ceremony opening a new building housing the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), widely acknowledged as the de facto American embassy to Taiwan. (more...)
Donald Trump Reveals Larry Kudlow Suffered a Heart Attack Donald Trump Reveals Larry Kudlow Suffered a Heart Attack
- June 12, 2018

No additional information on Kudlow's condition was immediately available from the White House. The president tweeted that Kudlow is now at Walter Reed Medical Center. "He was polarizing. He really kind of stabbed us in the back, he did a great disservice to the whole G-7, he betrayed them". Before joining the White House, he had vigorously opposed the protectionist trade agenda that Trump promoted, but he became a forceful advocate for Trump's policies since joining the administration. (more...)
Missing Air Force officer found 35 years later Missing Air Force officer found 35 years later
- June 12, 2018

He is now being held at Travis Air Force Base in California , faced with charges of peacetime desertion, which is punishable by up to five years in prison. As it turns out, it appears to be exactly what Hughes did. He was officially declared a deserter on 9 December 1983, after interviews with friends and co-workers, and searches by law enforcement failed to give any clues about his location. (more...)
Lawmakers want to question Brexit backer on Russian Federation meetings
- June 12, 2018

Leave.EU were not the officially Brexit campaign, having lost out in a battle with the Boris Johnson-backed Vote Leave for designation. But, Mr Banks described it as "complete nonsense" he was reporting back to the Russians on his meeting with Mr Trump. (more...)
Trump says Larry Kudlow suffers a heart attack Trump says Larry Kudlow suffers a heart attack
- June 12, 2018

There was no additional information from the White House or second source, rather it was only Trump's twitter account. In his interview on Sunday, Kudlow accused Trudeau of making his comments for "domestic political consumption" and doing "a great disservice to the whole G7". (more...)
Cuba releases details of incident involving US official Cuba releases details of incident involving US official
- June 12, 2018

Authorities are investigating the latest potential attack on USA diplomats in Cuba. The foreign ministry issued a statement with limited new details about the case, in which an employee at the USA embassy reported having "health symptoms" hearing sounds in her home two days before. (more...)
Domestic, gang violence victims now excluded from US asylum Domestic, gang violence victims now excluded from US asylum
- June 12, 2018

Sessions´ decision followed his unusual move to personally intervene in the case, known as the " Matter of A-B-". In 2014, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) had ruled in a groundbreaking decision that domestic violence could be a basis for an asylum claim. (more...)
No visit to Northern Ireland for Pope Francis in August No visit to Northern Ireland for Pope Francis in August
- June 12, 2018

The last pontiff to visit the Republic of Ireland was Pope John Paul II. It includes a visit to a homeless centre, the shrine at Knock, an open-air event at Croke Park and final mass in Phoenix Park. During that visit, the pope went as far north as Drogheda, but security fears prevented his crossing the border to visit Armagh, the ecclesiastical capital of the whole island. (more...)
Canada rallies to Trudeau after Trump's insult Canada rallies to Trudeau after Trump's insult
- June 12, 2018

And the young Canadian leader, who has attempted to maintain a public facade of friendship with the United States leader, confirmed that he would regretfully impose retaliatory tariffs on United States goods from next month to offset the steel levy. (more...)
'Fair trade now fool trade', Trump vents anger on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, Trudeau 'Fair trade now fool trade', Trump vents anger on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, Trudeau
- June 12, 2018

On 1 June , the United States imposed a 25% tariff for steel and 10% for aluminium on imports from the European Union (EU), Canada, and Mexico. The EU has "a $151 billion surplus" which it should use to fund "military", said Trump Monday, referencing what Trump believes is the US' outsized financial contribution to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. (more...)
US Slaps More Sanctions on Russians Over Hacking US Slaps More Sanctions on Russians Over Hacking
- June 12, 2018

The move is in response to alleged Russian cyber-attacks on the US. The Trump administration on Monday slapped sanctions on several Russian companies and businessmen for engaging in cyberattacks and assisting Russia's military and intelligence services with other malicious activities. (more...)
Dennis Rodman arrives in Singapore ahead of Trump-Kim summit Dennis Rodman arrives in Singapore ahead of Trump-Kim summit
- June 12, 2018

The story was reported the front page of the ruling party's newspaper and was the only item on Monday's first news broadcast on Korean Central Television, which for many in the North is the only channel available. Trump has said that North Korea must decide to "denuke" or there will be no deal and economic pressure on the regime would only intensify. He credits his administration's "maximum pressure" campaign with getting Kim to the table. (more...)
France, Germany slam Trump's G7 statement U-turn France, Germany slam Trump's G7 statement U-turn
- June 12, 2018

The European leader-famed for negotiating compromise without political histrionics-gave an uncharacteristically candid and combative assessment of relations with Trump as she spoke to German channel ARD, after last week's G-7 summit. Mr Trump had already threatened to divide the G7, made up of the US, France, UK, Italy, Germany, Japan and Canada, when he suggested Russian Federation should be allowed to rejoin the group. (more...)
G7 divides to G6 plus Trump over trade war threat G7 divides to G6 plus Trump over trade war threat
- June 12, 2018

The leaders of the world's richest countries came together Friday to smooth over their differences - especially with U.S. President Donald Trump - and to demonstrate they can still work together. But this apparently spontaneous suggestion - rejected out of hand by the other allies - did not make it to the summit table, where instead the leaders confronted Trump's assault on the world trade system. (more...)
Pompeo downplays feud between United States and G7 allies Pompeo downplays feud between United States and G7 allies
- June 12, 2018

Reps not to endorse the Communique", Trump wrote . Bashing the leader of one of America's venerable allies, the White House escalated its trade tirade and leveled more withering and unprecedented criticism Sunday against Canada's prime minister , branding Justin Trudeau a back-stabber unworthy of President Donald Trump's time. (more...)
5 latest North Korea summit developments: What you missed overnight 5 latest North Korea summit developments: What you missed overnight
- June 12, 2018

State-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) described the talks as "wide-ranging and profound", adding that the two leaders would focus on establishing new DPRK-US relations, "durable peace-keeping" and denuclearization, among other things. (more...)
President Sisi Asks Ethiopian PM to 'Swear to God' Over Nile Crisis President Sisi Asks Ethiopian PM to 'Swear to God' Over Nile Crisis
- June 11, 2018

But, at the end of the news conference, he asked for a stronger assurance. Over the past seven years, Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have held several rounds of talks on the dam's anticipated impact on Nile water resources. "The meetings of the ministerial committees are unable to make key breakthroughs without consensus at the level of political leaderships", Raslan told Xinhua. (more...)
U.S. Supreme Court allows purges of state voter rolls U.S. Supreme Court allows purges of state voter rolls
- June 11, 2018

In a dissent, Justice Stephen Breyer said the 1993 law prohibits removing someone from voting rolls "by reason of the person's failure to vote". The four liberal justices dissented. OH has used voters' inactivity to trigger the removal process since 1994, although groups representing voters did not sue the Republican secretary of state, Jon Husted, until 2016. (more...)

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