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President Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves

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After departing from the Quebec summit for Singapore, Trump tweeted that Trudeau's remarks at a news conference, where he said Canada would not be pushed around , "were very dishonest and weak". "No tariffs, no barriers, that's the way it should be, and no subsidies", Trump said during a 30-minute press conference on the sidelines of the meeting in La Malbaie , Quebec. Read More »

The Austrian authorities will close 7 60 mosques and deport the imams

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Six of the seven mosques are being closed on suspicion of links to Islamic extremism. Press Secretary of the President of Turkey today challenged the decision of Austria as "anti-Islamic" and a "racist" move. The mosque in question was run by ATIB. Officials said the imams will be deported because they are foreign-funded, a provision that became criminal in Austria three years ago. Read More »

Donald Trump says Russian Federation should be be allowed to rejoin G7

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In another tweet , Trump said he's "looking forward to seeing" Macron and Trudeau and accused them of "charging the us massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers". But unanimous agreement by all G7 leaders on two big environmental issues at the 2018 summit eluded Trudeau, hosting the club of advanced industrialized nations for the first time amid tensions stirred by Trump. Read More »

Justin Trudeau: We won't be pushed around by Trump

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens while addressing the final news conference of the G7 summit in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 9, 2018 . In today's postings, Trump says he is heading to Canada for G7 talks that will mostly centre on the longtime, unfair trade practices aimed at the United States. Read More »

All systems go for historic Trump-Kim summit, Singapore says

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Getting a legally binding peace treaty is unlikely in Singapore because "you have to disentangle a lot of United Nations security issues, Security Council issues", said Christopher Hill, a former lead US nuclear negotiator with the North, who also noted that "as a practical matter, China has to be there". Read More »

UN slaps sanctions on six human traffickers in Libya

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He is responsible for trafficking and smuggling tens of thousands of migrants from the Horn of Africa to the coast of Libya and onwards to Europe and the United States. It complements other United Kingdom initiatives to tackle criminal activity and protect vulnerable individuals in Libya, including capacity-building work with the Libyan law enforcement authorities and judiciary, £5 million for humanitarian support to migrants in-country, and a further 3 million Euros to the EU Trust Fund for ... Read More »

US has developed a new plan for the defense of Europe

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Stoltenberg says the U.S.is investing more on European defense than ever recently, but even he concedes the importance of keeping a lid on tensions. Qatari defence minister Khalid bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah said in the ministry's official magazine on Tuesday that the country had become "one of the most important countries in the region in terms of the quality of armament", according to AFP . Read More »

Theresa May battling to keep Brexit plans on course

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The Conservative Party attacked Labour's amendment, saying it "shattered their promise to respect the referendum result". European Union negotiators have repeatedly made it clear there can be no cherry picking or division of the four freedoms of the single market, including free movement of people. Read More »

Kim summit: South Koreans hold little hope of success

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Trump seemed to support the notion of a longer process when he told North Korean official Kim Yong Chol at the White House last week, " Take your time ". Trump and Kim are due to meet in Singapore on Tuesday. How long will it take to figure out whether or not they're serious, I said maybe in the first minute. Read More »

Hundreds of concealed weapons licenses revoked because of employee negligence

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In March 2017 - over a year later - an employee with the Bureau of Licensing realized the NICS records were not being reviewed. The Tampa Bay Times reported Friday that a report from the Florida inspector general found that the office of Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam - a self-described " Proud NRA sellout " - did not conduct the background checks from February 2016 to March 2017. Read More »

Taliban agrees to unprecedented Eid ceasefire with Afghan forces

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The holiday starts in mid-June, but since the time depends on the lunar cycle the timing could change based on crescent moon sightings. "This ceasefire is an opportunity for Taliban to introspect that their violent campaign is not winning them hearts and minds, but further alienating the #Afghan people from their cause", he added on Twitter . Read More »

Merkel warns over trade issues ahead of 'tough' G7 talks

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Merkel said in Berlin Thursday that, as long as there is no fundamental United Nations reform, "we should, whenever a European member state gets a non-permanent United Nations seat. If an acceptable agreement can't be reached, a "chairman's summary" by the Canadian hosts "is perhaps a more honest path - there is no sense in papering over divisions at will". Read More »

Trump questions the delay of inspector general report on rivals in tweet

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CNN reported that at the time that Comey was advised by the Justice Department that his letter to Congress would run counter to department policy to not comment publicly on investigations close to an election, but he sent it anyway. When Horowitz announced the review in January 2017, he said it would address whether "certain underlying investigative decisions were based on improper considerations". Read More »

Trooping the Colour: Queen Elizabeth celebrates 92nd birthday

Meghan wore a Carolina Herrera dress and a hat by Philip Treacy . The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have joined the Queen for the Trooping the Colour parade to mark her 92nd birthday. This is the first time the royal family were joined by the new Duchess of Sussex . The couple postponed their honeymoon by several days to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in honor of Prince Charles three days after their spectacular wedding last month. Read More »

Secret Obama-era permit let Iran convert funds to dollars

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The funds were held in Omani rials, and because the rial is pegged to the dollar the most effective way to convert the funds was first to change them into dollars, which would have allowed Iran brief access to the USA financial system, according to the committee's report . Read More »

PM's statement prior to his departure to Qingdao in China

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Russia, Iran and other allies confronting rising tensions with the USA over trade and Washington's withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal will be in attendance. China is gambling its diplomatic credibility on the chance it can facilitate better relations between India and Pakistan at the SCO summit. The SCO has a rich agenda for cooperation, ranging from fighting terrorism, separatism and extremism to promoting cooperation in connectivity, commerce, customs, law, health and agriculture; ... Read More »

May Lets Johnson Off the Hook (Again) Over Criticism of Brexit Plan

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The foreign secretary said he was "increasingly admiring" of the divisive President, praising his unorthodox negotiating style. But Mr Johnson's outburst shows the extent of the deep divisions within the upper echelons of the Tory party. The recording, which captures Johnson freewheeling through a rage of topics, includes comments on Putin, the G7, Russian Federation and North Korea . Read More »

Israel Says Palestinian Medic's Death in Gaza Was Unintentional

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Gaza health officials and witnesses said Israeli forces shot dead 21-year-old Razan al-Najar, a volunteer medic, as she ran toward the border fence, east of the south Gaza town of Khan Younis, in a bid to reach a casualty last Friday. Palestinians said she repeatedly told the soldiers to leave her land, which is considered occupied under global law. The Hamas-led demonstrations have been fueled by despair over a decade-old Israel-Egyptian blockade, imposed after the Islamic militant group ... Read More »

Spain's first female dominated cabinet was sworn in today

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The deputy prime minister is a woman, minister for equality Carmen Calvo, and Sanchez noted in his first speech as president that equal rights would be a priority for his government. To maintain "stability", Sanchez has also promised to implement the 2018 budget crafted by the previous conservative government. They contrast with the eurosceptic stance of the populist government about to take office in Italy and the Brexit process in Britain. Read More »

Afghan police killed in Taliban attack on base

Army General John Nicholson, commander of USA and global forces in Afghanistan, told reporters. The Afghan Taliban on Saturday announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Muslim Eid holiday in the middle of June, their first offer of its kind, days after the government declared an unconditional ceasefire of its own. Read More »

Bay Area Woman Gored By Bison At Yellowstone National Park

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The animal then immediately left the area, park officials said. Hancock sustained a hip injury, but was in good condition after being transported to a nearby hospital, the park service said. Rangers said: "Animals in Yellowstone are wild and unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be". There was one incident in 2017 and five in 2015. Read More »

Trump says he's considering pardon for Muhammad Ali

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In an 8-0 decision, the court overturned Ali's conviction . I never want anybody to be above the law", Trump said, before adding "yes, I do have an absolute right to pardon myself. To be pardoned, you need to have been convicted of a crime. NAN reports that Ali was drafted in 1966 and called up for induction in 1967, however he refused to answer to his name or take the oath. Read More »

Xi, Putin meet as United States tensions brings them closer

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Stressing that Russia-China comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination remains Russia's diplomatic priority, Putin said the two countries have taken care of each other's core interests and major concerns, actively promoted dialogues and cooperation in political, economic and people-to-people and cultural areas, and worked closely in worldwide affairs. Read More »

Who Owns Hawaii's New Kapoho Peninsula Created by Kilauea's Lava?

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The fast-moving lava poured into low-lying coastal Hawaii neighbourhoods in the space of just two days this week, destroying hundreds of homes. The lava filled Kapoho Bay within two hours after the eruption began and formed a delta extending almost a mile from shore as it cools, according to the USGS. Read More »

Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

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The bill would amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to allow states and tribes to write their own laws regarding the production, distribution, and possession of marijuana. The Bill C-45 was first introduced in the Senate and given first reading on November 28, 2017 after it was passed in the House of Commons on November 27. Read More »

Trump ramps up Twitter criticism of Canada ahead of G7 getting underway

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Even as late as Thursday afternoon, Trump was questioning why he would attend a G7 meeting where he's outnumbered on key issues like trade and climate change. Trump will skip out on G-7 meetings about climate change, clean energy and ocean protection. Canada hosts this year's G7 in La Malbaie, Quebec. The G7 groups Canada, the United States, Japan, Britain, Italy, France and Germany. Read More »

American soldier killed in Somalia as troops come under mortar fire

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to leave G-7 summit early, travel directly to Singapore Stormy Daniels's former attorney files defamation suit against her Justice Department seizes reporter's phone, email records in leak probe: report MORE on Friday expressed his condolences to the family of a US soldier killed in Somalia earlier in the day, calling him and other wounded soldiers "HEROES". Read More »

Barletta, Casey on separate sides in Trump, Eagles feud

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The day before the event , Mr. Trump disinvited the Eagles from their planned visit after it became clear that most members of the team were not going to attend. The NFL announced last month it will enforce a new anthem policy in which players will be permitted to remain in the locker room but subjected to a fine if they do not "stand and show respect" while on the field. Read More »

Ontario votes, as populist Doug Ford leads in opinion polls

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But the percentage of registered voters who participated will grow steadily and significantly as county election officials sort through and count millions of late-arriving ballots. They are hoping most of those voters will exercise that privilege. This year's hot-button issues in the county , according to political consultant Lee Neves, are the sheriff's race, along with the race for District 2 county supervisor and the District 4 city council seat in Stockton. Read More »

Guatemala Volcano Toll Rises To 75; almost 200 People Still Missing

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A rescue team from Israel is also aiding with rescue efforts. The images show lava shooting into the air as a glowing flow of molten lava floods down the mountain and a cloud of boiling ash lands on villages. The household holed up in a home that heated up "like a boiler" inside, he stated, then made their approach onto the roof after which to the higher story of one other, concrete dwelling. Read More »