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Duterte takes heat for kissing Filipino woman onstage

Duterte takes heat for kissing Filipino woman onstage Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros said that even though the kiss was consensual, it was a "grave abuse of authority". "Gabriela views President Duterte's recent kissing of a migrant Filipina during his meet-and-greet with Filipino (workers).as the disgusting theatrics of a misogynist president who feels entitled to demean, humiliate or disrespect women according to his whim", it added. [Full Article...]

U.S. ends steel, aluminum import tariff exemption on EU, Canada, Mexico

U.S. ends steel, aluminum import tariff exemption on EU, Canada, Mexico But while he said European Union counter-actions had so far been proportionate, he cautioned against measures that might spark a full-blown trade war . imports, including Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Levi's jeans and Kentucky bourbon. She calls the USA measures illegal and counterproductive. The US tariffs coincide with - and could complicate - the Trump administration's separate fight ... [Full Article...]

Bill Clinton: 'Monica Lewinsky affair was dealt with correctly'

Bill Clinton: 'Monica Lewinsky affair was dealt with correctly' In a new interview with NBC's "Today" show , former President Bill Clinton went on the defensive when asked about the Monica Lewinsky scandal now that the culture has shifted in wake of the #MeToo movement. The House Republicans' move against Mr Clinton in 1998 made him only the second USA president to have been impeached. Brzezinski said the former president's evasions created an envir... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court narrowly sides with Colorado baker on same-sex wedding cake

Supreme Court narrowly sides with Colorado baker on same-sex wedding cake The ruling is a win for baker Jack Phillips but leaves unsettled the broader constitutional questions the case presented. The verdict criticized the state's treatment of Jack Phillips' religious objections to gay marriage, ruling that a civil rights commission was hostile to him. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un Has Fired Top 3 Military Officials

Kim Jong Un Has Fired Top 3 Military Officials North Korea's new top three military officers are known for their unquestioning support of leader Kim Jong Un and are flexible enough to accept the massive changes that may come from any deal with U.S. But North Korea's leadership is believed to regard nuclear weapons as crucial to its survival and has rejected unilaterally disarming. Jang, previously one of the most powerful men in North K... [Full Article...]

Socialist Opposition Leader to Take Over Spain’s New Govt

Socialist Opposition Leader to Take Over Spain’s New Govt An absolute majority of 180 politicians voted for the motion, making Rajoy the first prime minister to be ousted in a no-confidence vote since Spain transitioned to democracy in 1977. Pablo Iglesias, the leader of the anti-austerity party Podemos, said his group was willing to serve in Sanchez's administration and urged him to form a government with the forces that had backed him. [Full Article...]

Manufacturers in North Dakota worry about impact of tariffs, trade war

Manufacturers in North Dakota worry about impact of tariffs, trade war Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lashed out at U.S. plans to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum for "national security" reasons, saying his soldiers had fought and died with American troops in Afghanistan. The meeting of top economic policymakers was seen as a prelude to the trade disputes that will dominate the two-day G7 summit that begins on Friday in Quebec. [Full Article...]

Italy reached a coalition agreement, ending months of political limbo

Italy reached a coalition agreement, ending months of political limbo Five Star became the single biggest party. In the most recent Italian elections , held in March, no party gained enough of the votes to rule on its own. 29 May: The dust shows no sign of settling and Italy's political turmoil spreads to financial markets across the world. Pictet Wealth Management economist Frederik Ducrozet that Italy was the only "highly indebted" euro nation not to embar... [Full Article...]

Explosion Near Clerics Gathering Leaves Seven Dead

Explosion Near Clerics Gathering Leaves Seven Dead Balegh told the participants that the clerics were not in favor of foreign troops in Afghanistan and that the scholars should work for a grander convocation of religious figures to find a way to end the war. Both militant groups seek to establish strict Islamic rule in the country. They have issued such fatwas in the past. The religious scholars said that according to the Holy Quran, killing o... [Full Article...]

Suspect captured in slaying of Tennessee deputy after 2-day manhunt

Suspect captured in slaying of Tennessee deputy after 2-day manhunt Daniel Baker , who was found dead in his patrol vehicle Wednesday morning. The deputy was found dead inside of it. The TBI promised more information at a Friday news conference. The Dickson County government offered $10,000, bringing the total to $46,000. Bledsoe said Baker - "being the man that he is" - had volunteered to work an earlier shift when he was killed Wednesday morning. [Full Article...]

Trudeau Is ‘Overreacting’ to Trump Tariffs, Kudlow Says

Finance leaders of the closest USA allies vented anger over the Trump administration's metal import tariffs but ended a three-day meeting in Canada on Saturday with no solutions, setting the stage for a heated fight at the G7 summit next week in Quebec. [Full Article...]

Mattis: It'll be a 'bumpy road' to summit with North Korea

Mattis: It'll be a 'bumpy road' to summit with North Korea Kim Jong Un is preparing for a high-stakes summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore on June 12, the first such meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting U.S. The Trump administration hopes the meeting will bring clear pledges from Kim to being rolling back the country's nuclear program. The country remains technically at war after hostilities in the 1950-53 Korean War ... [Full Article...]

US man built deadly secret tunnels over N. Korea fear

US man built deadly secret tunnels over N. Korea fear According to CBS News , a fire broke out in the basement in September, leading officers to find Khafra dead in the tunnels. Investigators blame the fire on a "daisy chain" of extension cords and power strips powering lights, ventilation, and power tools strung out through the tunnels. [Full Article...]

Twenty-five confirmed dead after Guatemala volcano erupts

The National Disaster Management Agency (Conred) said a river of lava hit the village of El Rodeo, destroying houses and burning people inside. "There are injured, burned and dead people", Sergio Cabanas, the general secretary of Guatemala's Conred disaster agency, said on radio. [Full Article...]

Fallon to Parkland students: 'Don't let anything stop you'

Fallon to Parkland students: 'Don't let anything stop you' Joaquin's parents received his diploma in his place. "Graduation where she would've been getting her diploma and be on her way to attend college", he said. "Some students, including David Hogg , painted the top of their caps orange and included a price tag reading "$1.05". Student activists wore similar price tags at the March for Our Lives rally in March as a dig at Florida Sen. [Full Article...]

Dozens Dead, Hundreds Injured as Result of Volcano Eruption in Guatemala

Dozens Dead, Hundreds Injured as Result of Volcano Eruption in Guatemala Local media reported earlier that the powerful eruption left at least six people dead and 20 more injured. " It's a river of lava that overflowed its banks and affected the Rodeo village", said Sergio Cabanas, the general secretary of Guatemala's Conred disaster agency, according to Reuters . [Full Article...]

2 climbers die after fall from El Capitan at Yosemite

2 climbers die after fall from El Capitan at Yosemite The two men are Jason Wells, 46, of Boulder, Colo.; and Tim Klien, 42, from Palmdale, Calif. The names of the two victims have not been released, and no other details were immediately available. On May 30, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell broke the speed record for an ascent of El Capitan's Nose route, scaling the rock's forbidding prow in 2 hours, 10 minutes and 15 seconds. [Full Article...]

Syria’s Assad considers trip to meet Kim Jong Un

In a remarkable shift in tone eight days after canceling the summit , citing Pyongyang's "open hostility", Trump welcomed North Korea's former intelligence chief, Kim Yong Chol, to the White House on Friday, afterward exchanging smiles and handshakes. [Full Article...]

Syria's Bashar al-Assad to visit North Korea

Syria's Bashar al-Assad to visit North Korea Meanwhile, President Donald Trump , who on Friday called the summit back on for June 12, is expected to lodge at the luxury Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore. After meeting with Kim last month, President Moon said Kim had asked him about whether the U.S. would deliver on such promises. As far as Trump is concerned, the June 12 summit is happening. [Full Article...]

At least 6 killed, 20 hurt by erupting volcano in Guatemala

At least 6 killed, 20 hurt by erupting volcano in Guatemala Authorities in Guatemala say six people have been killed and 20 injured by the eruption of a volcano southwest of the capital. National Disaster Coordinator Sergio Cabanas said seven people were confirmed dead and an unknown number were unaccounted for. [Full Article...]


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