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But we see no sign of that in this action today by the USA administration". The affected governments have to show voters that they aren't cowed by US economic aggression; and to discourage more of the same, they need to inflict some political punishment on the Trump administration, by hitting USA exporters in return.
  • No North Korea relief until verifiable denuclearization steps - Mattis

    No North Korea relief until verifiable denuclearization steps - Mattis

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    The others dismissed, according to Yonhap, were defense chief Pak Yong Sik and Kim Jong Gak, director of the political bureau of the North Korean army. "This points to two things: the consolidation of Kim Jong Un's power as the sole leader of North Korea and strengthened cooperation between the North's party and military as the country works towards further economic development", said Yang Moo-jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul.
  • Cops got DNA of suspected 'Golden State Killer' from tissue

    Cops got DNA of suspected 'Golden State Killer' from tissue

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    Investigators say it matched DNA left at one of the decades-old crime scenes. The case made headlines not just for its notoriety, but also because investigators used a little-known genealogical website to track down their suspect - a feat that stirred up both excitement in the criminal justice community , and questions about genetic privacy .
  • At least six killed as Fuego volcano erupts in Guatemala

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    Amid darkness and rain, the rescue effort was suspended until early morning, municipal firefighters' spokesman Cecilio Chacaj said. National Disaster Coordinator Sergio Cabanas had previously confirmed that seven people were dead and an unknown number were unaccounted for.
  • Whale Dies After Swallowing 80 Plastic Bags In Thai Waters

    Whale Dies After Swallowing 80 Plastic Bags In Thai Waters

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    Pilot whales mainly feed on squid, but are known to eat octopus and small fish when squid are not available, according to the American Cetacean Society, a whale conservation group. However, the efforts were unsuccessful with the animal regurgitating five plastic bags before passing away on Friday. An autopsy revealed 80 plastic bags weighing up to eight kilogrammes in the creature's stomach, the department added.
  • At least 7 dead as volcano erupts in Guatemala

    At least 7 dead as volcano erupts in Guatemala

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    A volcano eruption has killed at least six people in Central America. Sergio Cabañas, head of the national disaster agency, said lava had changed course and "buried" the village of El Rodeo, killing four people including an agency official.
  • Japan forced to reconsider 'pressure' policy toward North Korea

    Japan forced to reconsider 'pressure' policy toward North Korea

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    Trump on Friday revived the summit after canceling it a week earlier. North Korea's nuclear weapons program has been a source of major security tensions that persisted despite a series of United Nations and USA sanctions and it has also demonstrated advances in ballistic missile technology that experts believe now threatens the US mainland.
  • Syrian President Assad will visit North Korea, news agency reports

    Syrian President Assad will visit North Korea, news agency reports

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    No sitting president has ever met with a North Korean leader, and the summit will produce images that ricochet instantly around the globe. Kim Yong Chol's trip to Washington was clearly a response to U.S. When Abe visited Trump Tower in NY in November 2016, he explained the necessity of putting pressure on North Korea, as the then-president-elect did not have any policy toward Pyongyang's nuclear threat, a source close to the matter said.
  • Volcano lava river runs into Guatemala village, several killed

    Volcano lava river runs into Guatemala village, several killed

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    The volcanic eruption spewed a river of red, hot lava and belched thick clouds of smoke almost six miles into the air, according to the CONRED, the government's national coordinator for disaster reduction. David de Leon, spokesman for the disaster agency, said about 300 people evacuated areas near the volcano. Ash was falling on the Guatemala City area as well as the departments of Sacatepequez, Chimaltenango and Escuintla, which are in south-central Guatemala around the volcano.
  • Chinese general slams irresponsible comments on South China Sea

    Chinese general slams irresponsible comments on South China Sea

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    A top Chinese general said Saturday that China had the right to deploy troops and weapons "on its own territory ". While President Trump focuses on trade and North Korea, China is aggressively building military outposts beyond its borders in the South China Sea.
  • Brexit: Northern Ireland to get 'joint UK, EU' status?

    Brexit: Northern Ireland to get 'joint UK, EU' status?

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    In February, the EU proposed a backstop which would involve the United Kingdom, in respect of Northern Ireland , maintaining full alignment with those rules of the EU's single market and customs union which support north-south cooperation.
  • Venezuela grants conditional freedom to 39 political prisoners

    Venezuela grants conditional freedom to 39 political prisoners

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    Critics say Maduro is just making a bid to ease growing global pressure on his regime - such as tightened USA economic sanctions. " The doors are open for those who choose the path of peace and reconciliation ", Nicolas Maduro , recently reelected president and now in reconciliation talks with opposition leader Laidy Gomez, wrote on Twitter.
  • Man shot by police officer at Germany's Berlin Cathedral

    Man shot by police officer at Germany's Berlin Cathedral

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    Police vehicles secure the Berliner Dom after a German policeman shot a man at the Berlin Cathedral, German media reported in Berlin , Germany, June 3, 2018. According to the police, the incident isn't being treated as an attempted terrorist attack. The iron-domed house of worship is on Museum Island off east Berlin's main Unter den Linden boulevard and close to the Alexanderplatz shopping district.
  • Forecasters Lower Predictions as Hurricane Season Begins

    Forecasters Lower Predictions as Hurricane Season Begins

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    This year's hurricane season was heralded by tropical storm Alberto formed on May 25 in the Caribbean Sea. A major reason that hurricanes and tropical storms are becoming more potent has to do with the warming of the atmosphere . The site provides information for all coastal states as well as 11 regions and 205 individual counties along the USA coastline from Brownsville, Texas, to Eastport, Maine.
  • Trump's net worth drops to lowest since campaign

    Trump's net worth drops to lowest since campaign

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    As explained by the Agency, since the state of trump, in particular, has decreased from-for falling of demand for rental space in buildings, Trump Tower and Niketown and declining revenues from its Golf industry. Office towers in NY and San Francisco that Trump co-owns also grew in value over the past year. Amanda Miller, a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization, discredited the report due to what she perceived to be a mistake in the news agency's methodology.
  • Bharara: Trump allies ‘clearly getting a message’ from pardons

    Bharara: Trump allies ‘clearly getting a message’ from pardons

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    The Constitution, in Article II, states that the president "shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States". "If he terminated an investigation of himself it could lead to all kinds of things". Many hit out at the idea of the president abusing the pardon power, while others raged at the perceived double standard employed by his personal attorney.
  • Trump visits families of kids killed in Texas school shooting

    Trump visits families of kids killed in Texas school shooting

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    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - More than 300 seniors at a Texas high school have received their diplomas with the memory of a deadly mass shooting on campus still fresh in their minds. "These events are very tragic, whenever they happen". "And, you know, the president wants to extend his condolences and talk about the issue of school safety".
  • Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne says she knows she won't win provincial election

    Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne says she knows she won't win provincial election

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    THE CANADIAN PRESS Ontario Liberal Party Leader Kathleen Wynne listen to students at the University of Waterloo during a campaign stop in Waterloo, Ont., on Friday. "I believed we had a good shot at this ..." She declined, however, to endorse either the Tories or the NDP, nor would she comment on the possibility of strategic voting, a perennial issue in elections where voters appear to be clamouring for change.
  • Raging wildfire forces New Mexico village to evacuate

    Raging wildfire forces New Mexico village to evacuate

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    Cimarron is under a mandatory evacuation order , according to KOB.com, but Cimarron was not in any imminent danger according to Cimarron village Councilor Matthew Gonzales. Air quality will be a concern in the area for some time as the smoke continues to move over the Raton area. Evacuees from the village of Cimarron, Ute Park and nearby neighborhoods were invited to the Raton Convention Center for a free, good meal.
  • Berlin Cathedral: Police officer shoots man in the legs

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    Some 100 people were at the Dom at the time, police said. 'Shortly after 4 pm (3pm BST) police shot at a rampaging man at Berlin Cathedral, ' police said in a tweet. According to the police, the incident isn't being treated as an attempted terrorist attack. DPA news agency said some witnesses were taken away to receive psychological counselling.
  • New Catalan leader wants independence talks with new Spanish PM

    New Catalan leader wants independence talks with new Spanish PM

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    Catalan nationalists have regained control of the region after a new government was sworn in. Spain's King Felipe VI still has to swear him in. "This government is committed to moving towards an independent state in the form of a republic", Catalonia's new leader Quim Torra said after the cabinet's swearing in ceremony in which separatists shouted "Llibertat!" "We need to sit down at the same table and negotiate, government to government", Torra said.
  • Dancing off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigation agent drops gun and shoots bystander

    Dancing off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigation agent drops gun and shoots bystander

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    The agent attempted a back handspring, while surrounded by dozens of onlookers rooting him on, when the gun fell out of his back waistband. The shooting happened at Mile High Spirits at 2201 Lawrence St.at around 1 a.m. Julie said she was shocked by the incident and wanted to make sure her friends were OK at the moment. The FBI agent was questioned at Denver Police Headquarters before being released to an FBI supervisor .
  • Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim's letter for Trump so big?

    Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim's letter for Trump so big?

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    Kim Yong Chol once served as a bodyguard to the current leader's father, Kim Jong Il, and was previously chief of the Reconnaissance General Bureau, a North Korean military intelligence agency. The talk included topics about sanctions, ending the Korean War and the pace of denuclearization. A source close to Abe said there is no reason for Japan to become concerned about the absence of reference to the abduction issue as long as the matter is discussed in the Trump-Kim summit.
  • Justin Trudeau Just Slammed

    Justin Trudeau Just Slammed "Insulting and Unacceptable" Trump Trade Behavior

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    Speaking after the meeting, Le Maire said the European Union was poised to take counter-measures against the new USA tariffs. China has threatened to hit back with tit-for-tat tariffs on tens of billions of dollars in U.S. "We believe in the G7... and I'm sure the President looks forward to coming to Canada and meeting all the other leaders with many, many important issues going on throughout the world".
  • Alleged IS supporter changes plea in Prince George plot

    Alleged IS supporter changes plea in Prince George plot

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    Prosecutors said this included posting a picture of Prince George , son of Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince William and his wife Kate and third-in-line to the throne, next to a silhouette of a jihadi fighter. But almost two weeks into his trial, the defendant, of Leonard Street, was re-indicted and pleaded guilty to three counts of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts and one count of encouraging terrorism.
  • Led anti-IS coalition admits 9 more civilian deaths

    Led anti-IS coalition admits 9 more civilian deaths

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    The Pentagon has told Congress that the U.S. military killed nearly 500 civilians and injured a further 169 in 2017. This Pentagon report is the first of its kind in the wake of former President Barack Obama signing an executive order near the end of his second term requiring the Department of Defense to begin investigating the number of civilian casualties caused by military force.
  • US singled out by G7 allies over steel and aluminum tariffs

    US singled out by G7 allies over steel and aluminum tariffs

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    It is not clear what the British response would be, although International Trade Secretary Liam Fox signaled that the United Kingdom was ready for "tit-for-tat" action, telling Sky News that British steel "is vital for their businesses and their defense industry", adding "it is patently absurd".
  • Where is Melania Trump? Mystery as public absence extends to 22 days

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    She stayed five days before returning to the White House. Paolo Zampolli, a longtime pal of Melania's, told the Associated Press she "wanted to spend some quality time with her family". "Her "$20 million, 4-year" contract with her husband is up. "She's looking at us, right there". That has led to questions about why she has remained out of the public eye and led to conspiracy theories ranging from claims that she is filing for divorce and leaving Donald, to rumors that she underwent ...
  • Trump's lawyer says will fight Russian Federation probe subpoena

    Trump's lawyer says will fight Russian Federation probe subpoena

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    Dowd later resigned from the case. Mr Trump had previously signalled that he would be willing to sit for an interview , but his legal team, including head lawyer Rudy Giuliani , have privately and publicly expressed concern that the president could risk charges of perjury.
  • Yosemite Officials Identify Climbers Who Fell From El Capitan

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    According to the AP news agency, the two climbers were identified as 46-year-old Jason Wells of Boulder, Colorado, and 42-year-old Tim Klien of Palmdale, California . "The two climbers did not survive the fall". 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.
  • Auto crashes onto field during baseball game, 1 killed

    Auto crashes onto field during baseball game, 1 killed

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    After the vehicle got off the field, [the driver] came to the gate and the older guy pushed the kids right out of the way. The victim, identified as Douglas Parkhurst, 68, of West Newfield, had himself confessed in 2013 to killing a 4-year-old girl in a previously unsolved hit-and-run case in NY state from 1968, the Portland Press Herald reported .
  • Pakistan caretaker PM vows to hold transparent polls on time

    Pakistan caretaker PM vows to hold transparent polls on time

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    Former chief justice of Pakistan Nasirul Mulk on Friday took oath as Pakistan's seventh caretaker prime minister at the President House. Incumbent Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi resigned at midnight Thursday, ending a brief but turbulent tenure since July 2017 when he replaced Nawaz Sharif who was dismissed by the Supreme Court for concealing financial assets overseas, a disclosure stemming from leaked documents known as the Panama Papers.
  • Wynne admits she won't win provincial election

    Wynne admits she won't win provincial election

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    The Liberal leader effectively conceded defeat at a news conference today in Toronto. Horwath accused Wynne of playing a "dangerous game". Horwath also had some words for PC Leader Doug Ford and his tax reduction plan that offers an $18 tax break to everyday families.
  • Trump’s lawyers tell Russiagate prober he can’t be forced to answer questions

    Trump’s lawyers tell Russiagate prober he can’t be forced to answer questions

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    President Donald Trump is reacting to a report on special counsel Robert Mueller's spending, slightly overstating the figure for the Russian Federation probe he has dismissed as a 'witch hunt'. In a Saturday tweet , Trump asked whether the special counsel or Justice Department had leaked the letter to the media. Politico said the total tab for 21 completed independent counsel and special counsel investigations dating back to the Carter administration was $231 million, or $339 million ...
  • US mulling more South China Sea patrols - with allies

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    The area has become the focus of increased tensions after China appeared to install anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems on seven artificial platforms it has constructed on atolls in the Spratly Islands. He added that the status of United States troops in South Korea was not on the table when Mr Trump and Mr Kim meet, but left the door open to the issue being discussed down the road between Seoul and Washington if certain conditions were met.
  • South China Sea Dispute : What’s at stake for China, US?

    South China Sea Dispute : What’s at stake for China, US?

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    Gen. Kenneth McKenzie told reporters at the Pentagon. As those islands have become increasingly militarized despite Chinese leader Xi Jinping's pledges to the contrary , the us has ramped up " freedom of navigation " operations, or FONOPS, to demonstrate rights to the sea under worldwide law.
  • Hunt for missing MH370 flight ends in mystery

    Hunt for missing MH370 flight ends in mystery

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    The total area covered, in a little over 3 months of operational days, is far in excess of the initial 25,000 square kilometers target and nearly the same area as the previous search achieved in two and a half years. Speaking on Wednesday, Loke said the search for the MH370 had cost 500m ringgit (US$126 million) and Ocean Infinity would be releasing a full report on its findings by July.
  • Senior North Korean envoy delivers Kim's letter to Trump

    Senior North Korean envoy delivers Kim's letter to Trump

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    The opening of a letter from North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, which was hand-delivered by his top aide, Kim Yong-chol, to the president, is vintage Trump . Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's traveling to Pyongyang , North Korea's capital, twice in recent weeks for pre-summit negotiations with Kim. Trump later teased the contents of the letter, but told reporters he hadn't yet opened it.
  • Trump Signs Bill Allowing Terminally Ill Patients to Try Experimental Drugs

    Trump Signs Bill Allowing Terminally Ill Patients to Try Experimental Drugs

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    Others argue that shutting out the FDA is unsafe. Patients will have to have tried approved medications first before trying experimental drugs. The new law amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a new procedure for making yet-to-be approved drugs and investigational treatments available to patients diagnosed with life-threatening diseases, or who suffer from conditions that have exhausted approved treatment options.