• Trump says would be 'positive' to return Russian Federation to G8

    Trump says would be 'positive' to return Russian Federation to G8

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    European officials at the summit were shocked by the idea, or dismissive, and Tusk, while admitting that it was hard to be surprised by Trump's pronouncements any more , said: "Let's leave the G7 as it is". "We're pretty close on the sunset division", Trump said, referencing the USA demand for a sunset clause in a final agreement. "If they retaliate, they're making a mistake", he said.
  • Top aide to EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns

    Top aide to EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns

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    More than 100 lawmakers, including several Republicans, have called for Pruitt to step down. A former EPA deputy chief of staff, Kevin Chmielewski, said Pruitt had been seeking a Chick-fil-A franchise for his family. In one email exchange reviewed by CNN , Hupp emailed Cathy from her EPA.gov email address on May 16. For six months past year, Pruitt enjoyed one of the sweetest housing arrangements in Washington: a condominium on Capitol Hill that he could rent for the far-below-market ...
  • President Donald Trump considers pardon for Muhammad Ali

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    But in 1971, the Supreme Court overturned his conviction and President Jimmy Carter pardoned all those accused of draft evasion during the Vietnam War in 1977. "And he wasn't very popular then", Trump said. "I'm thinking about Muhammed Ali", Trump told reporters on the south lawn of the White House . Ali regained the boxing title in 1974.
  • NJ police officers won't face criminal charges for beach altercation, prosecutor says

    NJ police officers won't face criminal charges for beach altercation, prosecutor says

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    I did everything I was asked to", Weinman said. "So when they smashed my head into the ground, I had all this sand in my mouth... when they got me on my stomach, I turned around to go spit it out", Weinman said. Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland reportedly said that the officers in the violent confrontation have not been charged with any wrongdoing, and are not expected to be.
  • Tuesday's primary elections: Three key takeaways

    Tuesday's primary elections: Three key takeaways

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    The president's support may have rallied the Republican base around the candidate, getting Cox over the primary hurdle, but the association might hurt in the general election where the Republican candidate needs to win over more moderate voters, said former Republican strategist Bill Whalen, a research fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution.
  • Trump, Macron Exchange Twitter Jabs Ahead of G7 Summit

    Trump, Macron Exchange Twitter Jabs Ahead of G7 Summit

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    White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow defended the Trump administration's trade policy Wednesday ahead of a meeting with global leaders that is expected to focus on US tariffs. Tensions between the USA and its allies have increased in recent weeks after a series of White House decisions have frustrated some of the United States' closest global partners.
  • Giuliani: Kim Jong-un 'begged' for summit to take place

    Giuliani: Kim Jong-un 'begged' for summit to take place

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    Mr Giuliani, who has been advising Mr Trump amid the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, also took aim at special counsel Robert Mueller's team, accusing its members of trying to frame President Trump. He has also released three American detainees and dismantled a nuclear test site, while halting missile launches for over six months. That means Trump can dominate TV in the U.S.as it is prime time there.
  • At least six killed as Fuego volcano erupts in Guatemala

    At least six killed as Fuego volcano erupts in Guatemala

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    Evacuation orders were only given to some 3,000 of almost 1.7 million people in the surrounding villages. A man using a pay phone protects himself with an umbrella from a light rain of volcanic ash , after the Volcan de Fuego erupted , in Guatemala City , Sunday, June 3, 2018.
  • Mexico hits US pork, grapes in retaliation against tariffs

    Mexico hits US pork, grapes in retaliation against tariffs

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    The World Trade Organization received a complaint Tuesday from Mexico, a WTO official in Geneva said. The peso sank to its weakest in more than a year earlier Tuesday on concern the US may leave the North America Free Trade Agreement and try to negotiate two separate free trade deals with Mexico and Canada.
  • Ex-wife of serial murder suspect

    Ex-wife of serial murder suspect "feared for her safety"

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    The suspect believed to be behind the Arizona killing spree has died from a self inflicted gunshot wound following a police standoff at a motel in Scottsdale Monday. A fourth homicide victim was found Saturday. Karen Kolbe, a licensed professional counselor, told The Arizona Republic that Levine was a psychologist to whom she had rented office space for the last two years.
  • Syrian president to meet Kim Jong Un in North Korea

    Syrian president to meet Kim Jong Un in North Korea

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    Since taking power in 2011, Kim has not publicly met with another head of state in North Korea . Praising the "outstanding political caliber and wise leadership" of the North Korean leader, Assad said he believed that Kim would achieve "the final victory and realize the reunification of Korea without fail".
  • U.S. tariffs on steel will hit Canadian defence industry: minister

    U.S. tariffs on steel will hit Canadian defence industry: minister

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    Tariff exemptions continue to apply to Argentina, Brazil, and Australia, which have all agreed to restrict exports of steel and aluminum to the United States . The EU has already started a case against the United States at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva, although this route may take many months to reach a conclusion.
  • China general slams 'irresponsible comments' on South China Sea

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    He said Beijing was intimidating and coercing others in the region by putting weapons systems on manmade islands. "There are consequences that will continue to come home to roost, so to speak, with China, if they don't find a way to work more collaboratively with all of the nations who have interests".
  • Summit with N. Korea is back on for June 12

    Summit with N. Korea is back on for June 12

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    On Friday, Mr Mattis said the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of North Korea remains the objective of the U.S. and the global community. The envoy, Gen Kim Yong-chol, hand-delivered a letter from the North Korean leader to President Trump . And if the United States grants this wish without getting a good deal in return, it could send both parties back to the brink of nuclear war.
  • Trump pressured Sessions on multiple occasions to overturn recusal

    Trump pressured Sessions on multiple occasions to overturn recusal

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    As per The Hill , Gowdy , who was later quoted by Trump said the US President was merely "expressing frustration that Attorney General Sessions should have shared these reasons for recusal before he took the job, not afterwards". But Trump's frequent fits of fury over Sessions have only further attracted the special counsel's attention. The 45th POTUS said in a tweet that there are many good lawyers in the country and he could have made a better choice.
  • New Jersey police release video of violent beach arrest

    New Jersey police release video of violent beach arrest

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    The chain of events would lead to an incident captured on a separate bystander video: An officer on top of Weinman, punching her at least twice. "I told them I wasn't drinking and the alcohol was clearly closed/sealed, which the cops seen", she wrote on Facebook .
  • 30-year-old leaves parents' home with help from Alex Jones

    30-year-old leaves parents' home with help from Alex Jones

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    Rotondo and his cousin packed a pickup truck loaded with bags of clothes, speakers, a lacrosse stick, pictures, books, a pair of loose boots, a shoe rack, work tools, and a sewing machine. Rotondo refused the judge's request to work things out directly with his parents, who sat quietly nearby. He'd been living rent-free at his parents' for the past eight years, despite their numerous efforts to get him to move out.
  • Former Diplomat Joel Wit On U.S.-North Korea Talks

    Former Diplomat Joel Wit On U.S.-North Korea Talks

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    North Korea is sending a senior official to NY for possible talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo . North Korea's Kim Yong-chol - the regime's former spy chief and the current director of its department for inter-Korean relations - was spotted taking a flight bound for NY on Tuesday afternoon in Beijing.
  • Pompeo Says 'Real Progress' Made Toward Trump-Kim Summit

    Pompeo Says 'Real Progress' Made Toward Trump-Kim Summit

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    Separate US teams have met with North Korean officials this week in the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea, and in Singapore, in efforts to work out the complex logistics and agenda for the proposed summit. Kim Yong Chol spent roughly one hour and twenty minutes at the White House and emerged from the Oval Office with Trump and Pompeo to take photos and shake hands.
  • Boosting GOP, Trump accuses Pelosi of being an 'MS-13 lover'

    Boosting GOP, Trump accuses Pelosi of being an 'MS-13 lover'

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    The race in Tennessee is critical for both parties in the upcoming election. President Trump was back on the campaign trail Tuesday night. "I think what happens is you get complacent". "She certainly fits the mold of the electorate that chose President Trump - and so I don't see her losing in the general election". Blackburn began her political career in Middle Tennessee by founding the Williamson County Young Republicans, then chairing the county Republican party from 1989 to 1991.
  • UK far-right figure Tommy Robinson gets 13-month sentence for contempt

    UK far-right figure Tommy Robinson gets 13-month sentence for contempt

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    Details of the case will be allowed to be revealed later this year. Robinson was reporting on a trial involving 29 defendants who were facing charges in relation to child sex abuse and neglect. Matthew Harding, representing Robinson, said his client felt " deep regret " at potentially endangering the trial. The reporting restriction had prevented the publication of any content to do with Robinson's arrest and subsequent imprisonment.
  • Kim summit preparations intensify

    Kim summit preparations intensify

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    Trump will meet its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Washington on June 7, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said. While in the United States, South Korean media say Kim Yong Chol will likely meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , who visited Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, twice recently, to finalize plans for the North Korea-U.S.
  • Citing poor treatment, Trump will pardon conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza

    Citing poor treatment, Trump will pardon conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza

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    D'Souza, who is a conservative filmmaker and political commentator, pleaded guilty in 2014 to using straw donors for illegally contributing money to a 2012 Senate campaign for his friend Wendy Long . "I knew that causing a campaign contribution to be made in the name of another was wrong and something the law forbids", D'Souza had said at his plea hearing.
  • India, Iran Discuss Banking Process, Rupee-Rial Trade to Withstand US Sanctions

    India, Iran Discuss Banking Process, Rupee-Rial Trade to Withstand US Sanctions

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    India is now a top destination for Iran's oil exports. Swaraj's comments came before a meeting with her Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, in New Delhi at which they discussed strategy in the aftermath of the USA decision. Zarif was in India on Monday. Bilateral trade between India and Iran amounted to $12.9 billion past year. Zarif called the visit to India "fruitful" in a tweet.
  • With or Without Parents, Immigrant Children Missing

    With or Without Parents, Immigrant Children Missing

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    Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Ariz. Villaraigosa, Favreau and some others deleted their tweets when the mistake was pointed out. "We don't want to separate families, but we don't want families to enter the border illegally". Under a court settlement that prohibits the long-term detention of illegal immigrant children, USA authorities have placed tens of thousands of teenagers with parents or other relatives - or in foster homes, as a last resort.
  • Russia: Only Assad’s forces should have presence along Syrian-Israeli border

    Russia: Only Assad’s forces should have presence along Syrian-Israeli border

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    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with German and French leaders next week to present his case against Iran's continued presence in Syria and ask for pressure to be put on Tehran. Jordan fears an offensive there may ship 1000's of refugees to its border. Violence on the border ceased Wednesday. They may also discuss ways the US and Israeli armed forces can work together to defeat Iran militarily.
  • Anti-Putin Russian journalist shot dead in Ukraine capital

    Anti-Putin Russian journalist shot dead in Ukraine capital

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    Mr Babchenko, a high-profile critic of of the Kremlin, appeared at a press conference on Ukrainian television on Wednesday. "He said in that press conference that one of those people had been captured, and the security services - the ones who staged his death - they said that they were trying to catch Russian agents", he added.
  • President Trump, your source for breaking news about North Korea

    President Trump, your source for breaking news about North Korea

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    Perhaps more importantly in regards to any US visit, he has also served as "the key interlocutor for Pompeo" in the top American diplomat's capacities as both Central Intelligence Agency chief and secretary of state. In this image made from video, Kim Yong Chol, in white, is seen at Beijing airport. On Sunday, the US State Department said US and North Korean officials had met at Panmunjom.
  • Maryland community 'heartbroken' after second flood in two years

    Maryland community 'heartbroken' after second flood in two years

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    Gov. Larry Hogan (R) declared a state of emergency in Howard County as a major front drenched the Baltimore region, dumping some 7.5 inches of rain on the town in just eight hours. Now they face yet another massive cleanup, serious economic losses and a daunting comeback. Asked whether he's committed to building back anew he said: "We'll see".