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Spain finds its comeback kid in new leader Pedro Sanchez

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The prime minister will be sworn into his new office on Monday, after which he will appoint a cabinet. Rajoy became Spain's first sitting prime minister to give evidence in a trial when he was called as a witness past year. Mr Torra said after the swearing in ceremony: "Pedro Sanchez, let us talk, take risks, both you and I, let us sit down at a table and talk, government to government". Read More »

Canada's PM calls Trump metals tariffs an insult

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The United Steelworkers Union took issue with the administration's decision to remove Canada from the list of countries exempted from the steel tariffs, calling it "wrongheaded". "There is so much unfair trading and illegal trading practices". "The Americans have decided, in our mind, to take actions that's not at all constructive, it's actually destructive to our ability to get things done around tariffs on steel and aluminium", he said after the meeting ended. Read More »

Jimmy Fallon surprises students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas graduation

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In the ceremony's venue, the BB&T Center, home to the Florida Panthers hockey team, Fallon then delivered the graduating seniors some "real-world advice". There was also a graduation ceremony in Santa Fe, Tex., on Friday. Shannon Recor leaves a graduation ceremony for Marjory Stoneman Douglas seniors on June 3 in Sunrise, Fla. Read More »

Giuseppe Conte named Italian PM as leading parties form alliance

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Tria, a professor at Rome's Tor Vergata University, has been critical of the EU's economic governance, but unlike Savona he has not advocated a "plan B" to prepare Italy's possible exit from the currency bloc. Just days ago fresh elections had seemed inevitable, but on Thursday, President Sergio Mattarella named political novice Conte as prime minister for the second time in less than a fortnight and approved his revised government forged by the nationalist League and anti-establishment Five ... Read More »

Explosion Near Clerics Gathering Leaves Seven Dead

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A policeman was killed along with a suicide bomber and all seven gunmen. Afghanistan is in a state of political and social turmoil, with government forces fighting the continuing Taliban insurgency and other radical group acting in the country. Read More »

State wants death for 2 in killing of deputy

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Authorities say Wiggins was arrested Friday after a two-day manhunt. He was found dead Wednesday morning, spurring a nationwide search . Video evidence and other elements from the scene helped the TBI identify Wiggins as a suspect. The report says 38-year-old Erika Castro-Miles told police early Tuesday that Wiggins had slapped her in the face and pulled out some of her hair, then put a gun to her head and threatened to kill her if she called police. Read More »

Researchers Cool Their 2018 Hurricane Season Forecast

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He said another active phase began in about 2010, and is expected to continue until the early 2030s, his data suggests. It's very important to remind ourselves that an above-average forecast for the hurricane season does not specify whether these storms will make landfall. Read More »

Canada's PM blasts Trump over 'national security' tariffs

In his statement announcing the tariffs on Thursday, May 31, Trump called the decision, among other things, "a satisfactory alternative means to address the threat to the national security". Their largest market is Mexico, which announced plans to target US apples. At a minimum I want fair trade, ' he said. "We're that interconnected, so we want a win/win, and that's what we've been working toward". Read More »

North Korea replaces three top military leaders, Yonhap news agency reports

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South Korea's Yonhap news agency says all three have been replaced ahead of the 12 June summit in Singapore , the first meeting between sitting leaders of the U.S. Seoul's unification ministry has said the reshuffle would be unusual if confirmed . Preparations are still underway for Kim and Trump's summit in Singapore , the first time a sitting US President will meet the leader of North Korea. Read More »

Sick whale with dozens of plastic bags in stomach dies

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Burutpat said that on June 1, the whale started to vomit pieces of plastic. No one was able to save a pilot whale that swallowed almost eight kilograms of plastic bags off Thailand. Experts believe the pilot whale, which would normally feed predominantly on squid, thought the floating plastic bags were food. It was unclear whether the whale was a short-finned or long-finned pilot whale, although short-finned pilots commonly traverse the warmer waters typical of South-East Asia. Read More »

Death Toll Climbs From Erupting Volcano In Guatemala

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Volcan de Fuego, which translates to "volano of fire" exploded just before noon on Sunday, 27 miles from Guatemala City . The eruption has already killed seven, according to National Disaster Coordinator Sergio Cabanas, who added that an undetermined number of people are missing. Read More »

Twitter mocks Trump over giant letter from Kim Jong

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While the reporters said yes to the question they also discovered for the umpteenth time how much Trump lies. If realized, the three leaders standing together to declare the Korean War's end will certainly be a charged symbolic moment, but it will not have legal force. Read More »

Volcano eruption in Central America kills six

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Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said he would issue a declaration of a state of emergency to be approved by Congress and urged people to heed warnings from emergency officials. Streets and houses were covered in the colonial town of Antigua, a popular tourist destination. Workers and guests were evacuated from the La Reunion golf club near Antigua. Read More »

Mattis accuses China of intimidation in South China Sea

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Mattis characterized this action as an "initial response". Delegates hoping for clarity on Trump's intentions for a scheduled June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim did not get much from Mattis, though he said the issue of the permanent deployment of about 28,5000 United States troops in South Korea will not be "on the table". Read More »

UK plans to give Northern Ireland joint UK, EU status

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Labour MP Virendra Sharma, a supporter of the Best for Britain campaign, said with the latest proposals "anyone would think the government is making this up as they going along". But finding a practical solution for any customs checks needed after Brexit is proving elusive. McGrane said his organisation was "aghast" that with time running out before Britain leaves the European Union next year, the government has still not set out clearly how it can avoid imposing a land border on the ... Read More »

Police shoot knife-wielding man at Berlin Cathedral, 'terror' ruled out

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Wenzel said the incident began when the man entered the cathedral, known locally as Berliner Dom, and waved a knife in the area of the altar. At the time, there were around 100 people there. According to local press reports, the man was running through the cathedral, waving a knife, being "verbally aggressive" and causing widespread panic among visitors. Read More »

2 dead and 2 missing in Long Island plane crash

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Private boats located a debris field off Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett soon after. As CNN reports , East Hampton Town Police believe there were at least two others aboard the plane, but the search continues for them. It remained unclear what caused the crash. "I will miss each of them so very, very much", Stewart said. Bernard Krupinski was a prominent builder who started a business, Ben Krupinski Builders. Read More »

Man with knife, officer wounded in Berlin cathedral shooting

Police said they shot at a man "rampaging" at Berlin Cathedral and armed officers cordoned off the entrances to the landmark in the heart of the German capital. Police spokesman Winfried Wenzel told Bild: 'A person has been injured by a shot from a police weapon'. About 100 people were inside the cathedral during the incident. Read More »

Samantha Bee apologizes for using slur

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She stated executives at TBS and company guardian Time Warner wanted to show that such express profanity about feminine members of the administration "wouldn't be condoned". The White House has denounced Bee and two major advertisers, Auto Trader and State Farm, have suspended advertising on the program. TBS has pulled the segment from YouTube and Facebook . Read More »

Trump Receives North Korean Envoy in Historic White House Visit

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The photo made rounds on social media, where theories abound why Kim would have sent Trump what seemed as a comically oversized letter. Trump said after meeting in the Oval Office with a top North Korea official on Friday that the summit would take place as scheduled on June 12. Read More »

Off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigation agent does backflip and accidentally shoots up dancefloor in Denver

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The agent scrambles for the gun, which fires as he picks it up. The unidentified Federal Bureau of Investigation agent was at the Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar around 12:45 a.m. "No one really knew what was going on". The FBI agent was taken to Denver Police Headquarters and later released to an FBI supervisor . Police are investigating the incident, and the Denver District Attorney's office will decide on charges, the Denver Post reported. Read More »

U.S. military killed nearly 500 civilians in 2017 - Pentagon report

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On January 9, 2017, near the Iraqi city of Mosul, two civilians were killed when a vehicle loaded with explosives that was heading towards coalition positions was struck, the statement said. The Pentagon report shrugs off civilian casualties, calling them an unavoidable outcome of war. "This is especially true when fighting in urban areas and against adversaries like ISIS and al-Qaeda who use civilians as shields and whose tactics include intentionally endangering the lives of innocents", it ... Read More »

U.S. allies vow to fight tariffs plan, warn of trade war

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The French official expressed hope that the discussion will lay the foundation for successful talks during next week's summit of G7 national leaders in Quebec's Charlevoix region. "But we see no sign of that in this action today by the USA administration", said Trudeau. Trade war fears drove Chinese shares lower on Friday. German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said G7 countries also told Mnuchin about their opposition to new USA sanctions on Iran, which will affect European companies. Read More »

Melania Trump Missing But ‘Doing Great': Spokeswoman

After weeks without public appearances or statements, the first lady tweeted this week to respond to questions about her whereabouts and suggesting the "media is working overtime ". Asked about the first lady's health before he boarded the presidential helicopter on the South Lawn, Trump pointed to the second floor of the White House and said: "She's doing great". Read More »

Trump lawyers sent special counsel letter arguing President can't obstruct Russian Federation probe

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They help underscore the legal battle now underway between the White House and the special counsel. "We are reminded of our duty to protect the president and his office", they add. "Such an action obviously has an impact on the investigation, but that is simply an effect of the president's lawful exercise of his constitutional power and can not constitute obstruction of justice". Read More »

Yosemite: Two climbers die after fall from Yosemite's El Capitan

National Park Service said. The fatal fall occurred at about 8:15 a.m. (1515 GMT) while the pair were scaling the so-called Freeblast route of El Capitan, the agency said . Richards is not sure if the climbers were "hands free" or using ropes. Officials have not yet released the identities of the climbers. On May 21, a man died on Half Dome after he slipped and fell during a thunderstorm in the last 400 feet of the climb, where hikers grasp cables to scale the summit. Read More »

Pakistan's ex-chief justice to become interim prime minister

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A source at the PM Office told Dawn that the caretaker prime minister got some briefings and left his office around 4pm. While speaking to journalists after the ceremony, Mulk said that members of the cabinet would be announced after discussion on the matter adding that few ministers would be inducted. Read More »

Essex Liberals React To Wynne Announcement

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Meanwhile, Windsor-Tecumseh candidate Remy Boulbol said in a written statement that Wynne has been an "inspiration to me as a woman looking to enter politics", and that the Liberal platform remains best for Ontario. She would not say what her political future will be or whether she will remain as party leader after the election. NDP leader Andrea Horwath is urging people not to vote for the Liberals, saying it won't lead to a minority government, it will lead to a Progressive Conservative ... Read More »

Trump’s lawyers tell Russiagate prober he can’t be forced to answer questions

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Rudy Giuliani , the former New York City mayor who became Trump's lead lawyer in April, said the two sides would go to court if U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller attempts to subpoena Trump. At the March 5 session, according to one of the sources, Mueller made the case that only Trump himself can talk about what his intent was regarding certain actions he took after assuming the presidency, which remains the Mueller team's position. Read More »