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The attempt to dissuade Mueller from seeking a grand jury subpoena is one of two fronts on which Trump's lawyers are fighting. Rudy Giuliani , the former New York City mayor who became Trump's lead lawyer in April, said last month that he wanted any interview of Trump to be limited in scope and length, suggesting it to be only 2-1/2 hours and not under oath.
  • Users in this country will have to pay to access Facebook, WhatsApp

    Users in this country will have to pay to access Facebook, WhatsApp

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    Uganda's parliament has passed a law that will allow the government impose a controversial taxe on citizens making use of social media platforms. Though the law will come into effect on July 1, its implementation is still unclear as the law does not tell how the tax would be applied and collected.
  • Italian anti-establishment leaders resurrect coalition

    Italian anti-establishment leaders resurrect coalition

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    The 53-year-old was sworn in along with his cabinet, which will place M5S leader Luigi Di Maio and League chief Matteo Salvini in key ministerial posts. New Italian Interior Minister and deputy-premier Matteo Salvini applauds during the swearing-in ceremony for Italy's new government at Rome's Quirinale Presidential Palace.
  • Macron talks to Trump, says tariffs illegal and a mistake

    Macron talks to Trump, says tariffs illegal and a mistake

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    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin encountered frank expressions of disappointment and concern from ministers of the world's other leading western economies: Japan, Britain, France, Germany and Italy. Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, said the Trump administration's unilateral trade restrictions violate NAFTA and World Trade Organization rules, and therefore Canada will launch dispute settlement proceedings.
  • Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture

    Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture

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    Among other key changes, the king named Ahmed bin Sulaiman bin Abdulaziz Al-Rajhi as minister of labor . The decrees, published early on Saturday, also established a number of new commissions, one for Mecca and the Holy Cities as well as a Council for the Royal Protected Areas in the Royal Court.
  • USA to impose steel, aluminum tariffs on EU, Canada, Mexico

    USA to impose steel, aluminum tariffs on EU, Canada, Mexico

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    The Trump administration argues the tariffs are limited and created to save America's ailing metals industry, which is needed for defence and national security reasons. "We share the same values, we have much more in common than issues that divide us", he said, adding: "This is quite emotional, but it is my personal conviction that we have a lot to lose, and this does not refer to steel and aluminium in the first place", he said.
  • Donald Trump to meet Kim Jong Un on June 12

    Donald Trump to meet Kim Jong Un on June 12

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    The meetings are working toward a planned denuclearisation summit between Mr Trump and Mr Kim - an event hailed as a pivotal shift in tensions following North Korean nuclear tests past year. White House officials cast the roller-coaster public statements as reflective of efforts by each leader to test the resolve of the other. He had announced just last week that he was canceling the meeting.
  • Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation and coercion' in South China Sea

    Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation and coercion' in South China Sea

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    Earlier that week, the Pentagon withdrew an invitation to China to participate in the world's largest multinational maritime exercise RIMPAC as "an initial response to China's continued militarisation of the South China Sea ". Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, who also spoke at the forum, said it was important not to reward North Korea for only agreeing to dialogue.
  • US Slaps Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum from EU, Canada, Mexico

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    Canada , the largest supplier of steel to the USA, will impose retaliatory tariffs covering $C16.6 billion in imports from the U, including whiskey, orange juice, steel, aluminium and other products, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said.
  • Trump’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is now back on

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    Trump had a two-hour meeting with an envoy for the North Korean regime, right-hand man to Kim Jong-un, Kim Yong Chol . Right after his meeting on Friday with Mr Kim Yong Chol, President Trump told reporters it was "a very nice letter" and "a very interesting letter", but later said that he had not actually read it.
  • U.S. will 'unquestionably' veto United Nations draft on protecting Palestinians

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    U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called it "grossly one-sided" for deploring the use of "any excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force by the Israeli forces" while not mentioning Hamas. Diplomats said before the vote that the Palestinians may turn to the UN General Assembly to win support for the measure if the vote failed at the security council as expected.
  • US Pacific Command renamed to reflect importance of India

    US Pacific Command renamed to reflect importance of India

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    The Defense Department made official on Wednesday what has been rumored for two weeks: U.S Pacific Command has been renamed Indo-Pacific Command. As of publication, the Command has yet change its name on Twitter or its website. Experts said the name change would mean little unless it was tied to a broader strategy. The change comes along with the internal re-designation early in the Trump administration of the region as "Indo-Pacific" rather than the "Asia-Pacific" terminology long a ...
  • China urges U.S. to keep promise on trade issues

    China urges U.S. to keep promise on trade issues

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    A foreign ministry spokeswoman complained the US decision to renew a threat to raise duties on a $50 billion list of Chinese goods conflicts with an agreement in mid-May aimed at settling that dispute. This latest trade escalation comes after the two sides had agreed during talks in Washington in May to find ways of narrowing China's $375 billion trade surplus.
  • Canada's Justin Trudeau says NAFTA talks broke down after Pence made ultimatum

    Canada's Justin Trudeau says NAFTA talks broke down after Pence made ultimatum

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    Canada and Mexico, embroiled in talks with the USA to modernise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), responded swiftly and German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said the European Union might team up with them. Barry Gardiner said Europe needed to show it would not be "cowed" and should pursue "proportionate" action through the World Trade Organisation. Germany, by far the biggest exporter to the United States, is keen to avoid a wider trade war, especially as the Trump ...
  • U.S. Vetoes U.N. Resolution on Gaza

    U.S. Vetoes U.N. Resolution on Gaza

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    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley vetoes a vote as Bolivian Ambassador Sacha Llorenty votes for a Arab-backed resolution for protection of Palestinian civilians during a Security Council meeting at U.N. In December, Haley vetoed a draft resolution that rejected President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem after all 14 other council members supported it.
  • Russian Federation greenlit Israeli operation in Syria

    Russian Federation greenlit Israeli operation in Syria

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    Gen. Kenneth McKenzie told reporters Thursday. The Kurdish-led group is largely composed of militants from the anti-Damascus Kurdish People's Protection Units. Iran's withdrawal comes in response to Israeli demands and as a prelude to a Russian deal that could allow Assad's forces to control the southern border in exchange for Iran's removal.
  • Hysteria Aside, Losing Track of Immigrant Kids Nothing New

    Hysteria Aside, Losing Track of Immigrant Kids Nothing New

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    The White House, meanwhile, said it's more anxious about a different kind of family separation: people whose relatives are killed by illegal immigrants. The law on that issue was a bipartisan initiative, approved by unanimous consent and signed by Republican President George W. Bush, as CNN's Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org have reported .
  • Chaos unfolds as VISA payment crashes across Europe

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    A Visa spokesperson confirmed the outage today (June 1) and said the company is investigating the cause while trying to resolve it "as quickly as possible". Another said she was in a Lisburn supermarket and her card was rejected. "We've just been shopping and my Visa card didn't work". Frances, a check out manager at Morrison's, Anniesland, in Glasgow, has been giving out old-style hand held card machines and paper authentication slips to check out staff, as well as opening more cash-only ...
  • 1 dead, 2 injured after stabbing in Germany

    1 dead, 2 injured after stabbing in Germany

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    Police cleared the area around the train station amid reports of two people with severe injuries. According to local media, the assailant got into an argument with a male passenger and injured him with a knife. No trains were travelling to and from Flensburg - a town at the tip of the Flensburg Fjord in northern Germany, following the incident. Each evening at 1830 UTC, DW's editors send out a selection of the day's hard news and quality feature journalism.
  • Trump Receives North Korean Envoy in Historic White House Visit

    Trump Receives North Korean Envoy in Historic White House Visit

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    Still, Pompeo said he doesn't yet know whether the meeting will proceed on the announced date of June 12 and that he believes North Korea's leaders are contemplating a different path forward that would allow their nation to more fully integrate into the worldwide community.
  • Family of Man Killed by Deputy in His Garage Awarded Just $4

    Family of Man Killed by Deputy in His Garage Awarded Just $4

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    Newman shot Hill, who worked at a Coca-Cola warehouse, while he and his partner, Deputy Edward Lopez, were investigating a complaint about loud, obscene music at Hill's home as students at Frances K. No charges were filed against Newman, who said he shot Hill because he brandished a handgun. Officers claimed that Hill was armed at the time of the shooting.
  • Obama compared Trump to 'cartoon' shortly after election

    Obama compared Trump to 'cartoon' shortly after election

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    Rhodes' memoir titled 'The World as It Is' offers a peek into Obama's tightly sealed inner circle from the point of view of those who worked him in the eight-year presidency. Obama also reportedly wondered if he himself may have been president "10 or 20 years too early", according to Rhodes, Obama's deputy national security adviser.
  • Indian Economy Grows 7.7% in March Quarter

    Indian Economy Grows 7.7% in March Quarter

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    Said Ranen Banerjee, partner and leader, public finance and economics, at PwC India: "We should, however, be wary of the headwinds the economy faces in the coming quarters from higher crude prices feeding into inflation and rising inflation expectations".
  • Euroskeptics cheer, markets up as Italy populists take power

    Euroskeptics cheer, markets up as Italy populists take power

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    Both parties are deeply Eurosceptic and have flirted with the idea of ditching the euro as Italy's currency, although in the 24 hours before the breakthrough they had been at pains to deny that that was one of their objectives. Vincenzo Visco, current head of the Bank of Italy and a former finance minister in leftist governments between 1996 and 2000, told the Corriere della Sera that Savona "has all the capacity and credibility" to fill the post but "two big problems".
  • Donald Trump: US team in North Korea for talks on summit

    Donald Trump: US team in North Korea for talks on summit

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    A team of USA officials crossed into North Korea on Sunday for talks to prepare for a possible summit between Trump and Kim as both sides pressed ahead with arrangements despite questions hanging over the meeting. Kim Yong Chol and Pompeo also met in Pyongyang earlier this month. "Sending such an experienced and professional team signals that the Trump administration is getting serious about the specifics of an agreement", said Abraham Denmark, a former USA deputy assistant secretary of ...
  • Pompeo: North Korea Talks Are On the Right Track

    Pompeo: North Korea Talks Are On the Right Track

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    Their talks will be aimed at determining whether a meeting between Mr. Trump and Kim Jong-un, originally scheduled for June 12 but later canceled by Trump, can be restored, United States officials have said. has demanded , an unnamed official at a briefing couldn't answer . More recently, the general has been at the center of North Korea's diplomatic engagements.
  • Man, 30, Evicted By Parents Meets Deadline, Moves Out

    Man, 30, Evicted By Parents Meets Deadline, Moves Out

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    So Rotondo arrived back at the house around 9:30 a.m.in the passenger seat of a pickup truck. He loaded a cooler and garbage bags full of items into the truck then dealt with the station wagon, which has a broken coolant system, according to the newspaper.
  • Achtung baby: Trump wants German cars out of America

    Achtung baby: Trump wants German cars out of America

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    According to Reuters , German carmakers control 90 percent of the usa premium auto market, with BMW owning the Rolls-Royce and BMW brands, while Daimler has Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen controls Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche and Audi .
  • Cyclist in Croydon attacked auto with 'zombie knife'

    Cyclist in Croydon attacked auto with 'zombie knife'

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    The cyclist ditches his bike and chases after the Volkswagen, which slams into another auto. But this road accident then takes a very risky turn. A terrifying video going viral purportedly shows an enraged cyclist in London pulling out a large knife and attacking a auto after almost being side-swiped by the vehicle.
  • U.S. warns of ability to take down Chinese artificial islands

    U.S. warns of ability to take down Chinese artificial islands

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    McKenzie said the US has a long history of "taking down" islands in the Pacific. "[You] shouldn't read anything more into that than a simple statement of historical fact", he said. Hua also questioned whether US Navy "freedom of navigation" operations were really about preserving the right for ships to sail through the region or an attempt to maintain hegemony.
  • USA will 'unquestionably' veto U.N. Security Council resolution on Gaza

    USA will 'unquestionably' veto U.N. Security Council resolution on Gaza

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    The group called on the UNSC - and other global organizations - to "step up efforts to hold the Israeli occupation accountable for its crimes... and support the right of the Palestinian people to freedom and independence". "Building new settlements for Israelis while demolishing Palestinian homes in the same area will only further entrench a one-state reality of unequal rights, perpetual occupation and conflict", the statement said.
  • Trump Says He Wishes He'd Picked Another Attorney General

    Trump Says He Wishes He'd Picked Another Attorney General

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    Rep. Trey Gowdy , R-S.C., questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions , in November 2017, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington . "I don't know what he was doing", Giuliani said . But I have a suspicion: Unable to get directly at the investigators and fearful of the consequences if he tries, Trump wants a whipping boy - and even though that is not the job Sessions accepted, it's the one he's got.
  • Hurricane Maria death toll may be more than 4600 in Puerto Rico

    Hurricane Maria death toll may be more than 4600 in Puerto Rico

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    Researchers in the United States and Puerto Rico estimated more than 4,645 people were killed as a result of the storm, rather than the 64 people included in the official casualty count. government's disaster response came under heavy criticism in the hurricane's aftermath. The storm knocked out key infrastructure across Puerto Rico.
  • Tata, EU steel firms brace for tariff war

    Tata, EU steel firms brace for tariff war

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    President Donald Trump had announced the tariffs in March. Some observers say a G6-plus-one scenario is already shaping up, with Trump as the outlier. "During an OECD trade forum in Paris on Wednesday, Mr. Ross had criticised the European Union for blocking trade negotiations because of the tariffs issue, pointing to China which he said had continued to negotiate on a trade deal".
  • Spanish government falls, Socialist opposition leader takes power

    Spanish government falls, Socialist opposition leader takes power

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    Mr Rajoy's departure triggers a second political crisis in southern Europe, further unnerving financial markets already wrongfooted by failed attempts to form a government in Italy three months after a national election. Mr Rajoy told MPs on Friday: 'It has been a honour to leave Spain better than I found it. Thank you to all Spaniards and good luck'. His party has also faced continued allegations of corruption over the past years, culminating in the recent scandal.
  • Wild animals that escaped German zoo have been found

    Wild animals that escaped German zoo have been found

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    A bear was reported to have been shot. Residents in the nearby are are being warned to stay indoors. It is reported that a river overflowed and wore down fences, allowing the unsafe animals a way out. Police say they are responding the situation but now have no further details. It was not clear how the animals escaped nor exactly when they got out.
  • Slovakia supports European Union stance on latest findings on MH17 flight

    Slovakia supports European Union stance on latest findings on MH17 flight

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    The Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, a Boeing-777 passenger plane travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down on July 17, 2014, over Ukraine's eastern region of Donetsk. He also noted that the information provided included primary data from Russian radars, according to which "the rocket could not take off from the point from where, as the investigation alleges, it was launched".
  • 'Murdered' journalist appears alive at news conference

    'Murdered' journalist appears alive at news conference

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    He then invited Babchenko into the room to audible gasps from the assembled media. In late 2017, Babchenko wrote for The Guardian , saying: "I can tell you what political harassment feels like in [President Vladimir] Putin's Russian Federation".
  • Theresa May told 'time is running out' by top European Union business leaders

    Theresa May told 'time is running out' by top European Union business leaders

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    After the meeting a spokesperson for the prime minister said that Theresa May told the business leaders that work is underway for two types of customs arrangements with the European Union post-Brexit. Specialists say the possibility that Brexit will not occur may be very slim, however the lack of progress and ever tighter deadlines are worrying traders and enterprise executives.
  • Mexican reporter killed in northern border state

    Mexican reporter killed in northern border state

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    According to a press freedom organisation, since the start of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration in 2012, 42 journalists have been murdered , while almost 2,000 attacks against journalists have been recorded. It can be deadly to ask questions about multibillion-dollar drug cartels or government corruption in Mexico, where more than 100 journalists have been murdered since 2000.