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Trump says June 12 meeting with Kim in Singapore is back on

Trump says June 12 meeting with Kim in Singapore is back on He said it "went very well". The president reiterated that he had no plans to sign anything on June 12, but added that he looked forward to lifting economic sanctions now imposed on North Korea . A senior State Department official briefed reporters separately as Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol met late on Wednesday. We're 6,000 miles away, so I already told South Korea, you know, you're going to hav... [Full Article...]

USA mulls over handing military trainer aircraft to Vietnam

USA mulls over handing military trainer aircraft to Vietnam China says it is within its rights to build up defences on islands in the South China Sea that it believes are its sovereign territory. The US, he said, "will continue to pursue a constructive, results-oriented relationship with China, cooperation when possible, and competing vigorously where we must". [Full Article...]

What Will Cost More After Trump's Steel Tariffs?

What's your view on Canada's trade retaliation against the U.S.? Hundreds of millions more is expected to be deposited in 2018 as well. Trump castigated Canada in a tweet on Friday morning, saying it had treated US farmers "very poorly for a very long period of time". [Full Article...]

President Trump Says Summit With North Korea is Back On - Katie Pavlich

He spoke from the South Lawn of the White House after seeing off a senior Kim deputy who spent more than an hour with him in the Oval Office. After spending months trading insults and war threats with him, has Kim learned that the way to influence Trump is to appeal to his ego - something South Korean President Moon Jae-in seemed to try in April when he openly vouched for Trump as a candidate ... [Full Article...]

Cyclist brings out huge knife in frightening attack in Croydon

Cyclist brings out huge knife in frightening attack in Croydon He pulls out the at least 10-inch hunting knife and attempts to kick in the windows - before bashing the blade into the glass and trying to yank open the doors. "The driver of the auto, who the suspect approached with the weapon, made off on foot from the vehicle". "The victim, a 19-year-old man in an attempt to escape collided with another vehicle, exiting on foot". [Full Article...]

Trump's 'Unexpected' Victory Shook Obama, New Book Reveals

Trump's 'Unexpected' Victory Shook Obama, New Book Reveals Obama is said to have asked, wondering whether he was "10 or 20 years too early" and whether "people just want to fall back into their tribe". "They can just have a cartoon ", he said. According to the Times review, Obama had urged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take on a more "vocal role defending the values they shared" and described German Chancellor Angela Merkel's final encoun... [Full Article...]

United States will veto UN draft on protecting Palestinians

United States will veto UN draft on protecting Palestinians No deaths were reported by militant groups or by Israel, which said three of its soldiers were wounded by shrapnel from projectiles. The violence was the most serious escalation since the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas and followed weeks of Palestinian protests in which more than 100 Palestinians have been shot and killed by Israeli forces. [Full Article...]

Uganda slaps tax on social media users to curb 'gossip'

Uganda slaps tax on social media users to curb 'gossip' The law should come into effect on 1 July but there remain doubts about how it will be implemented. Ugandans who use their smartphones to access social messaging services are to be taxed under a new law seen by critics as a government attempt to restrict internet freedoms. [Full Article...]

United States vetoes UN Security Council draft resolution on protection of Palestinians

Ethiopia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Poland abstained. Ethiopia, The Netherlands and Poland - all non-permanent members - also abstained on the vote, while Bolivia, Equatorial Guinea, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Peru and Sweden all voted in favor. [Full Article...]

Adm. Harris retires, Davidson takes charge of newly named Indo-PACOM

Adm. Harris retires, Davidson takes charge of newly named Indo-PACOM On Thursday in Washington D.C., the Pentagon announced an official name change of the USPACOM (United States Pacific Command), which will henceforth be renamed the "US Indo-Pacific Command" (INDO-PACOM). officials say the name change is meant to better describe the existing state of affairs in Asia. The US is also keen to tap India's defence market. [Full Article...]

PM Modi's keynote address on Shangri-La Dialogue: Top takeaways

PM Modi's keynote address on Shangri-La Dialogue: Top takeaways He asserted that an Asia of "rivalries" will hold the region back while an Asia of cooperation will shape the century. Some might see this as the most pragmatic way for India to handle the situation, in line with its history as a non-aligned power, since it is attempting to walk the tightrope between the U.S. [Full Article...]

Court awards $4 damages to family of Black man shot by police

Court awards $4 damages to family of Black man shot by police Still, they awarded Hill's mother $1 for funeral expenses, and each of Hill's children $1 for the loss of their father and their future pain and suffering. "Deputy Newman was placed in a very hard situation, and like so many fellow law enforcement officers must do every day, he made the best decision he could for the safety of his partner, himself, and the public given the circumstances he faced",... [Full Article...]

American colleges dominate latest global rankings

American colleges dominate latest global rankings The tiny Netherlands did better, claiming five spots, up from four thanks to the entry of Wageningen University. The survey revealed that some of Europes top universities were vulnerable to a changing global higher education order, Baty stated. [Full Article...]

China vows to fight Washington on tariff hike

China vows to fight Washington on tariff hike A final list of imports will be announced by June 15 and will be implemented soon thereafter. This is a developing story . The American Chamber of Commerce in China has said it believes that threatening tariffs can be a useful tool to force Beijing to make more concessions at the negotiating table. [Full Article...]

Metal tariffs 'incomprehensible,' says Guajardo as trade war threatens

The American government announced on Thursday morning that it will impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum imports , which were effective as of midnight with a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum . trade tariffs on steel and aluminium , the European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said yesterday (1 March). "The United States will agree to a fair deal, or there will be ... [Full Article...]

U.S. vetoes United Nations resolution offering 'protection' for Palestinians

U.S. vetoes United Nations resolution offering 'protection' for Palestinians Earlier, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley had said that the United States will "unquestionably veto" UN Security Council's draft resolution calling for global protection of the Palestinian civilians in Gaza and the West Bank after scores were killed near the border with Israel. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation gives 'green light' for Israeli action against Iran in Syria

Russian Federation gives 'green light' for Israeli action against Iran in Syria Lavrov echoed comments he made earlier in the week when he said that only Syrian troops should be stationed in rebel-held Daraa province, a region adjacent to the Israeli border that has emerged as a flashpoint in a wider standoff between the Jewish state and Iran. [Full Article...]

With or Without Parents, Immigrant Children Missing

With or Without Parents, Immigrant Children Missing Cut through the noise. If the proposed rule takes effect, minors who are separated from their parents will be more unprotected than ever, because there will be fewer guardians willing to take these children. Administration officials have responded by ordering criminal prosecutions of anyone who crosses the border illegally, even those who bring children with them, a policy that has pushed the ... [Full Article...]

Visa card problems across the United Kingdom hitting local supermarkets including Asda Queensferry

The Bank of Ireland told customers it's aware of reports of Visa debit-card issues. Visa said some card payments are now failing across the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe. Peter Hahn, professor of banking at the London Institute of Banking and Finance, said that consumers in the modern world should be ready for this eventuality. [Full Article...]

One person killed, two critically wounded in German train knife attack

One person killed, two critically wounded in German train knife attack The German news agency dpa reported the Flensburg main train station had been evacuated and service to Flensburg had been interrupted temporarily. The station was cordoned off. The officer eventually fired her weapon to take down the assailant. In the train, EN route from Cologne, between the two passengers had a conflict. [Full Article...]


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