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MP Asks Theresa May An Awkward Question: 'Trudeau or Trump?' MP Asks Theresa May An Awkward Question: 'Trudeau or Trump?'
- June 13, 2018

President Donald Trump reprised his criticism of Canada's prime minister Tuesday, threatening that Justin Trudeau's tough exchanges with him over trade policy would "cost a lot of money for the people of Canada". "Kim must not see American weakness". Trump tweeted on Saturday. Bruce Heyman, who was US ambassador to Canada during President Barack Obama's administration, called on Navarro in a tweet to formally apologize to Trudeau for his "insulting and inappropriate remarks". (more...)
Yemen war: Saudi-backed forces begin assault on port of Hudaydah Yemen war: Saudi-backed forces begin assault on port of Hudaydah
- June 13, 2018

Saudi Arabia and its allies seek to attack the Yemeni city of Hudaydah. Yemen's biggest port, Hodeidah is the lifeline for the majority of Yemen's population, which lives in Houthi territory. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday acknowledged the USA continues to provide support to the Saudi-led coalition. It said: "The Emiratis have informed us today that they will now give a three-day grace period for the United Nations (and their partners) to leave the city". (more...)
Trump's vow to end military drills with South Korea stuns a region Trump's vow to end military drills with South Korea stuns a region
- June 13, 2018

Most of the remains are located in mass graves, Joe Davis, a Veterans of Foreign Wars spokesperson, told TIME . "It is surely a historical moment that we all wanted to see, but I think it is still early to launch related products celebrating the historical moment of the two leaders", an industry insider told The Korea Herald. (more...)
Guatemala's Volcano of Fire emits another hot sediment flow Guatemala's Volcano of Fire emits another hot sediment flow
- June 13, 2018

Donations can mailed to or dropped off at 2054 SE California St. Though formal search efforts have been suspended until the volcano stabilizes, some people are still searching for their missing relatives . The visiting sister and her husband have not been found. "I sometimes think that this is like a dream, but this is the reality", said Concepcion Garcia, a farm worker, as he helped bury his brother at a cemetery in Escuintla near the volcano's base. (more...)
Newborn baby in Brazil survives after being buried alive Newborn baby in Brazil survives after being buried alive
- June 13, 2018

Photo shows the newborn baby who was buried alive in the backyard of a house in the city of Canarana, Mato Grosso state. The police received an anonymous tip that a baby's death wasn't reported to the authorities. This was worrying because it was many hours after the event. She said her contractions started and the baby arrived quickly, falling onto the bathroom floor and suffering two cranial fractures. (more...)
United Kingdom justice minister resigns ahead of key Brexit debate
- June 13, 2018

Parliament will vote Tuesday on a key piece of legislation , the E.U. Withdrawal bill, that would transfer European Union laws now on British books into British law after Brexit. May is resisting changes approved by the House of Lords that would soften Britain's exit from the European Union, because she says they will weaken the government's negotiating position. (more...)
Tearful Dennis Rodman: 'I Knew Things Were Going to Change'
- June 13, 2018

Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman was there too. Visibly upset, Rodman also said that under the Obama administration, he did not receive a pleasant welcome home the first time when he returned stateside after visiting Kim. "Sometimes I felt foolish doing it". Highlighting the central role for China , which is a close ally of North Korea, the Chinese foreign minister said, "I don't think anyone would doubt the unique and important role China has played in this process, and it will ... (more...)
Attorney identifies children killed in Orlando hostage situation Attorney identifies children killed in Orlando hostage situation
- June 13, 2018

Ciara lost her children Iraya, age 12, Lillia, age 10, Aidan, age 6, and handsome little Dove, age 1-year-old. The Orlando Sentinel reports two of them were Lindsey's children and two belonged to his girlfriend, who called police Sunday. (more...)
Peter Navarro's apology to Justin Trudeau for 'hell' remark Peter Navarro's apology to Justin Trudeau for 'hell' remark
- June 13, 2018

The following day, Trump's trade czar Peter Navarro made scathing comments about Trudeau during an appearance on Fox News . He said he was trying to send a signal of strength on behalf of the administration, but that his language was inappropriate . (more...)
Greece and Macedonia reach deal to end decades-old name dispute Greece and Macedonia reach deal to end decades-old name dispute
- June 13, 2018

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that all of Greece's concerns had been addressed with the new name, according to the Associated Press . Officials in Greece and Macedonia say Tuesday, June 12, 2018, they are close to reaching a landmark deal on a long-standing name dispute, to protect Greece's region of Macedonia , birthplace of ancient warrior king Alexander the Great, but the Greek coalition partner has vowed to vote against the proposed agreement . (more...)
U.N. says assault on Yemen's Hodeidah port could cost 250,000 lives U.N. says assault on Yemen's Hodeidah port could cost 250,000 lives
- June 13, 2018

Humanitarian agencies working in Yemen remain deeply anxious about the likely impact of a Saudi-led assault , since as many as 600,000 civilians now live in and around Hudaydah, which lies on the country's Red Sea coast. Yemeni military artillery units hit Houthi targets in Sirvah, killing 20 Houthi rebels. There was no immediate comment from the Houthis regarding the army's claims. (more...)
Dancing FBI agent accused of accidentally shooting man at bar charged
- June 13, 2018

He scrambles for the gun, which fires as he picks it up. According to the jail records , the 29-year-old Bishop was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday and has been booked into the Downtown Denver Detention Center. Police said a patron was struck in the lower leg and was taken to a hospital. Bishop was partying at Mile High Spirits, a distillery and dance club in the Ballpark neighborhood, while off duty. (more...)
British PM avoids Brexit defeat in knife-edge parliament vote
- June 13, 2018

The concession on a meaningful vote came after intensive horse-trading on the floor of the House of Commons, with chief whip Julian Smith shuttling between Tory backbenchers during debate on Lords amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill. One government official said: "It's not over yet". Earlier, the Government was hit by its first resignation over Brexit strategy, as Justice Minister Phillip Lee quit. (more...)
Saudi Arabia, Two Gulf Nations Pledge $2.5-Billion Jordan Aid Saudi Arabia, Two Gulf Nations Pledge $2.5-Billion Jordan Aid
- June 13, 2018

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait have offered a $2.5-billion bailout package to Jordan which has been rocked by protests amid an economic crisis. Jordan has for decades relied on foreign aid from the USA and oil-rich Gulf nations to prop up its economy, and the influx of 1.5 million Iraqi and Syrian refugees has further strained the country's finances. (more...)
Tennessee probing woman accused of driving kids in kennels Tennessee probing woman accused of driving kids in kennels
- June 13, 2018

The two children involved are now being questioned by the police, who told them that Mrs Cheeks claimed there was not enough space in the truck for them to sit safely. The video was filmed by a concerned citizen who passed by. Mrs Cheeks is due in court later on Monday. Police said the children were OK after the incident. (more...)
New Delhi wants North Korea-Pakistan nuclear axis addressed New Delhi wants North Korea-Pakistan nuclear axis addressed
- June 13, 2018

Many agreements have been made in the past with North Korea that have later fallen apart, and ahead of the meeting, critics expressed concerns that it risked being more about headlines than substantive progress. South Korea, meanwhile, appeared to have been blindsided by Trump's change of heart on war games. "I share president Trump's assessment of that when he thanked the leaders of Japan and South Korea and China for the solidarity they've shown". (more...)
Puerto Rican Day Parade marches through Manhattan Puerto Rican Day Parade marches through Manhattan
- June 13, 2018

This year's 61 annual celebration was unlike any other with spectators looking to celebrate their heritage and spotlight Puerto Rico's hardships and lagging support the island has received following the devasting effects of Hurricane Maria. (more...)
United Kingdom justice minister resigns over Brexit ahead of key votes
- June 13, 2018

Members of Parliament decided by 324 votes to 298 - a majority of 26 - to reject a House of Lords amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill . The strained parliament session underlined deep divisions over Britain's European Union exit. While promising "further discussions", he said he was concerned that empowering Parliament to "instruct" ministers what to do in the event of no deal would leave the United Kingdom in "very rocky constitutional territory". (more...)
ABC’s Stephanopoulos, Fox News’ Hannity Snare Post-Summit Trump Interviews ABC’s Stephanopoulos, Fox News’ Hannity Snare Post-Summit Trump Interviews
- June 13, 2018

Regarding Trump's remarks, Nam Gwan-pyo, a deputy director of Seoul's presidential National Security Office, said that there is "no change at all" regarding the exercise issue. "This exercise targeting us, which is being carried out across South Korea, is a flagrant challenge to the Panmunjom Declaration and an intentional military provocation running counter to the positive political development on the Korean Peninsula", said North Korea's Central News Agency in a report published last month. (more...)
Provenance of Ivanka's 'proverb' baffles Chinese internet users
- June 13, 2018

Actual Chinese netizens debated the possible Chinese source, if any, of Trump's tweet. Many pointed towards a classic Chinese idiom: " A true gentleman should keep silent while watching a chess game ". "It sounds more legitimate and credible to pronounce a quote coming from the ancient civilisation of China". The internet is awash in misattributed phrases and it can be hard to discern which phrases have a true connection to China's 5000-year-old culture. (more...)

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