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Fire danger forces national forest in Colorado to close


Power has been cut to the area in cooperation with Carbon Power and Light. The 12-day-old conflagration, dubbed the 416 Fire , was by far the largest and most threatening of at least a half-dozen blazes raging across Colorado as the 2018 summer wildfire season heated up across the Western United States. Read More »

Sarah Sanders, Raj Shah preparing to leave White House, CBS reports

Two White House officials are preparing to leave the Trump administration, reports say. Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah is also planning to leave, but there is no date set for his departure, according to CBS. She became a senior adviser to Trump in 2016 after managing her fathers presidential bid, which attracted just one delegate. Sanders was at her daughter's school event when the CBS report came out. Read More »

China is Baffled by Ivanka Trump's 'Chinese Proverb' Tweet

Many Chinese informal phrases were also pointed towards Ivanka, such as " If you can do it, do it; if you can't, shut up ". Michael Li wrote, "For the record, this is not a Chinese proverb but a piece of "mysterious East" wisdom made up by Westerners". Read More »

New York AG Sues Trump Foundation - Cortney O'Brien


Trump Foundation, The Washington Post reports . In a statement, Ms Underwood said Mr Trump had illegally instructed his foundation to provide support to his presidential campaign by using the foundation's name and funds it raised to promote the campaign. Read More »

Fallacious, motivated: India rejects United Nations rights body report on Kashmir


It added that the report is a selective compilation of largely unverified information. It violated the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity, it said. "The motivated report deliberately ignores that fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed under the Constitution to every Indian citizen, including in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, are protected also by an independent judiciary, human rights commissions, free and vibrant media and an active civil society". Read More »

China lodges representations after U.S. official attending AIT dedication ceremony in Taipei


Taiwan , meanwhile, has become increasingly marginalised on the worldwide stage with the loss of diplomatic allies who previously recognised the government of the self-ruled island, but have now switched to Beijing. The Global Times expressed annoyance with the size of the AIT compound, the number of people who will be stationed there, the presence of U.S. Marine guards, and the possibility that higher-level U.S. Read More »

British prime minister survives another key Brexit vote Europe 08:09


Given that after November 30, the House of Commons looks set to be empowered in the negotiations, it would not be in Barnier's interest to negotiate a harder form of Brexit before the U.K.'s self-imposed deadline. The UK parliament passed an amendment to the European Union withdrawal Bill which commits Theresa May to avoid a hard border or any new "checks and controls" between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Read More »

Mulroney says he's 'never seen anything' like Trump surrogates' attacks on Trudeau


In a news conference June 9 shortly before his departure from Quebec, Trump brings up his problems with trading with his friends - "It's going to change, a hundred per cent". The prime minister responded by remaining above the fray. "Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn't". "We are like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing", he said. Read More »

Who won in the Trump-Kim summit?

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that there will be no sanctions relief for North Korea until it has denuclearised in a way that is "complete, verifiable and irreversible". Pompeo insisted North Korea was committed to giving up its nuclear arsenal but said it would "be a process, not an easy one". While Trump was facing questions at home and among allies about whether he gave away too much in return for too little, North Korean state media heralded claims of a victorious ... Read More »

Trump adviser apologizes for saying Trudeau has ‘special place in hell’


President Donald Trump's tariffs on Canada and his comments about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hurt the relationship between the allies, said Bruce Heyman, who was US ambassador to Canada from 2014 to 2017. "We must put the American worker first!" Will the defense relationship continue? "And Justin. And I said, "Oh that's nice, Justin's giving a" - And then he talked about how they won't be bullied". Read More »

Sarah Huckabee Sanders planning to leave White House


She replaced Sean Spicer. Shah is also considering leaving, but hasn't decided on an exact date yet. Sanders was at her daughter's school event when the CBS report came out. Sanders has been the White House press secretary for less than a year. She became a senior adviser to Trump in 2016 after managing her fathers presidential bid, which attracted just one delegate. Read More »

How anti-Trump hysteria helps the president on North Korea


He said: "Today, the Republic of North Korea has one of the strongest cyber armies in the world - stronger than China's, Israel's, Russia's and even the US". "I looked at the document and I said, 'Is this for real?'" he said. He also has clearly indicated that withdrawing United States troops from South Korea was on the table for the future. Read More »

120 countries blame Israel for 'excessive' force against Palestinians


Ambassador Nikki Haley said . The draft General Assembly resolution calls for "immediate steps towards ending the closure and the restrictions imposed by Israel on movement and access into and out of the Gaza Strip ". "We need action. We need protection for our civilian population". "By supporting this resolution you are colluding with a terrorist organisation, by supporting this resolution you are empowering Hamas ", Israel's United Nations ambassador Danny Danon told the General ... Read More »

Ministers win key Brexit bill vote after concession


Just three hours later, ministers caved in. A majority of MPs defeated attempts to turn the prime minister's Brexit policy on its head on Wednesday. But in unusual scenes, ministers were forced to offer a last-minute compromise to pro-European MPs, negotiated in part in huddles in the chamber as the debate raged. Read More »

The United States, Mexico And Canada Will Host The 2026 World Cup


The United States, Mexico, and Canada will jointly host the 2026 FIFA World Cup . Their lone opponent was Morocco. Up until now the host country has received an automatic berth, but 2026 will mark the first year the World Cup grows from 32 teams to 48, so there's a good chance Federation Internationale de Football Association will decide to give spots to Canada, the US and Mexico. Read More »

Norwegian lawmakers nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize


Lawmakers and academics from around the world can send nominations for the Nobel Prize. Now that the Trump-Kim summit has come to a successful end, people have started guessing whether this breakthrough in relations between the U.S. While the Norwegian Nobel committee is appointed by parliament, its decisions are independent. He declined to comment on Tuesday. The prize would be next year's because the deadline for this year has already passed. Read More »

Trump declares an end to the North Korean nuclear threat

Trump said he believes his "very good relationship" with Kim brought them to this moment - and added that Kim told him that only Trump could have gotten him to the negotiating table. A White House National Security Council official said some types of training would continue even after Trump's announcement. To some commentators, Trump's choice of language was a major problem. Read More »

Summit mania on eve of meeting


Despite the White House releasing on 24 May a letter from US President Donald Trump to North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un stating that Trump was withdrawing from the summit, preparatory talks resumed and Trump and Kim arrived in Singapore on 10 June. Read More »

Trump arrives in Singapore for summit with Kim


Outside the Istana, the presidential palace where Trump was due to meet Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, well-wishers displayed American flags and a boy held up a sign reading: "I love President Trump!" The meeting was kicking off at 9 a.m. Read More »

'A changed era': How North Korea is reporting the summit


Having aides in meetings with adversaries is known as a way of providing the President with protection, as it prevents comments from being misinterpreted. "It's related to the North Korea-U.S. summit, so if anyone tries to go near the Yalu River, he or she will be accused of anti-regime crimes", the source said, referring to the waterway on the border between the North and China that is a popular route with defectors mainly when it freezes during the winter. Read More »

British PM fends off Brexit parliamentary defeat


Caroline Flint added her voice, saying her constituents have been "insulted" by people who favor the continued free movement of labor. "If Brexit is worth doing, then it is certainly worth doing well; regardless of how long that takes", he said. Read More »

UK government wins Brexit skirmish by making concessions


On Tuesday, parliament may vote on other amendments, including a challenge to the government's plan to put March 29, 2019, or "Brexit Day", into law and an attempt to toughen a pledge to ensure a frictionless border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, which will remain in the EU. Read More »

Reported Killed in Missile Attack in Saudi Arabia


The rebels control much of northern Yemen, including the capital, Sanaa. Some 600,000 people live in and around the city. Griffiths, who briefed the council by video conference from Amman, has revived a year-old plan to turn over Hodeida port to a neutral party, diplomats said . Read More »

Trudeau supports Trump on North Korea, but won't respond to barbs


Heyman was referring to Trump tweets that including calling Trudeau "weak" and "dishonest." Monday's symbolic House vote was held after Mr. Trump criticized Mr. "They have made a decision to go significantly into the export market by undercutting the world price for milk powder", said Vilsack, who was US agriculture secretary under former President Barack Obama. Read More »

Ramadan 2018: When does Ramadan end? When is Eid this year?


Abdulrahman Dambazau, (rtd), who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated Muslim Faithfuls on the successful completion of the Ramadan and enjoined Nigerians at large to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation. Read More »

Attorneys for Trump lawyer Cohen to end representation


Michael Cohen , President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, is searching for a new legal team to represent him in an FBI investigation of his business dealings. The report also seems to confirm recent fears expressed by Trump's allies, as sources told the network that Cohen is now likely to cooperate with prosecutors. Read More »

Theresa May avoids Commons defeat after Brexit climbdown

Pro-EU Conservative backbenchers had threatened to defy the prime minister and vote in favour of giving parliament a "meaningful vote" on the Brexit deal . She added: "Everybody now has to stand up and be true to what they believe in". But, the pro-EU MPs' version of what they were promised appears to differ from what they government says it offered, threatening to reignite the dispute and reviving the possibility of a revolt that would badly damage May's authority. Read More »

Italian court convicts man over kidnap of model


Herba was arrested when he released Ayling at the Milan consulate. After being lured to Milan , Ayling was knocked out with a drug, zipped inside a canvas bag and transported to a farmhouse, where she was handcuffed to the furniture for at least the first night, he said . Read More »

Italy acting with 'cynicism' toward migrant ship: French government spokesman


As soon as the decision was made, Italy's Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini of the right-wing, anti-immigration League, sent out a message on Twitter: "VICTORY!" " Malta takes in nobody", he added. Not everyone in Italy agreed with the government action, and the mayors of a number of southern cities, including Naples, Palermo and Messina, said they would welcome the migrants. Read More »

Kim commits to work towards complete denuclearisation amid historic Trump summit


Tempering Trump's very upbeat assessment, his top diplomat, Mike Pompeo , cautioned that the US would resume "war games" with close ally South Korea if the North stops negotiating in good faith. -South Korea war games as part of the negotiations with Kim. Independent experts say the North could have enough fissile material for anywhere between about a dozen and 60 nuclear bombs. Read More »

Ex-prez Martinelli extradited from US to Panama for trial


He faces embezzlement charges and allegations he wiretapped judges, political rivals and others while in office. "I especially thank the hard-working attorneys and worldwide affairs specialists in the Office of global Affairs, as well as our partners in the U.S. Read More »