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Heads of states attending 18th SCO summit in China

Heads of states attending 18th SCO summit in China Counter-terrorism cooperation will get a boost with the visit of China's Public Security Minister announced for later this year. Taking forward a decision made at Wuhan to work jointly on a developmental project in war-torn Afghanistan , the two leaders agreed to identify a "capacity building" project. [Full Article...]

Trump talks tariffs, NAFTA and G7 relationships as he leaves summit early

Trump talks tariffs, NAFTA and G7 relationships as he leaves summit early Trudeau and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland later tweeted photos of the women's empowerment meeting, showing Trump's empty chair. Trudeau said he told Trump directly that Canada 'particularly did not take lightly the fact that [the tariffs were] based on a national security reason'. [Full Article...]

DOJ offers new briefing as lawmakers dispute Trump spy claim

DOJ offers new briefing as lawmakers dispute Trump spy claim He demanded a Justice Department inquiry of the matter and dubbed the matter " SPYGATE " in repeated posts on Twitter. Ryan's comments align him with the House Intelligence Committee Republican report on the Russian Federation investigation, in which the GOP lawmakers said they uncovered no evidence of collusion between Trump's team and Russian Federation, just some bad judgment. [Full Article...]

Scott Pruitt's abuses of power, ranked

Scott Pruitt's abuses of power, ranked Trump continued, "You know that, Scott". Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 16, 2018. [Full Article...]

Texas man bitten after severing rattlesnake’s head

Texas man bitten after severing rattlesnake’s head When he tried to dispose of the snake , the snake's head bit him , pumping all the venom it had into him, Sutcliffe said. As we read in a yarn from Elizabeth Palermo for Live Science , a rattlesnake's bite is a reflex the can occur even after its death. [Full Article...]

Israel to send aid teams to Guatemala following deadly volcanic eruption

Israel to send aid teams to Guatemala following deadly volcanic eruption Alfonso Castillo, a 33-year-old farm worker, said nothing seemed abnormal on Sunday - but then the situation became significantly more risky. David De Leon, Guatemala's National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction said due to the volcano's increased activity evacuations of nearby communities were being carried out, an exodus that the AP said was "setting off a panicky flight by people that stalle... [Full Article...]

China Views US Claims on South China Sea Militarization as Meddling

China Views US Claims on South China Sea Militarization as Meddling Mattis responded by saying there is a "fundamental disconnect" between China's views on the waters and how worldwide tribunals view them. Chinese foreign spokesperson responded to the USA accusation by saying the U.S.is like a robber playing a cop. [Full Article...]

Comedians weigh in on Trump's self-pardoning claim

Comedians weigh in on Trump's self-pardoning claim He continued: "I think that what Rudy has done is a shame and a disgrace as a former USA attorney, and as a former justice official, he knows better, and it's an outright lie". "I think Chairman Gowdy's initial assessment is accurate, but we have more digging to do", Ryan said on Wednesday. The letter is dated January 29 and addressed to Mr Mueller from John Dowd , a Trump lawyer who has ... [Full Article...]

Iran informs United Nations of increase in nuclear enrichment capacity

Iran informs United Nations of increase in nuclear enrichment capacity On the agenda will be the nuclear deal with Iran as well as how to push Iranian forces out of Syria. Major General Ali Jafari, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, said past year that it had missiles with a 2,000-km (1,240-mile) range that could hit arch-enemy Israel and "most American interests and forces" in the Middle East. [Full Article...]

Trump says no new North Korea sanctions

Trump says no new North Korea sanctions The White House sent out a release later Friday that said Trump, who had just left for his retreat at Camp David, Md., had read the letter. It said Mr Assad made the comments on Wednesday while receiving diplomatic credential documents from North Korean ambassador Mun Jong Nam. [Full Article...]

Twitter reacts to Bill Clinton's comments on Lewinsky, #MeToo movement

Twitter reacts to Bill Clinton's comments on Lewinsky, #MeToo movement During the interview , the former president insisted he's already paid his dues and will not privately apologize to Lewinsky years later. When asked if he owed Monica an apology , he said, "No, I do not - I have never talked to her". [Full Article...]

Lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight in Hawaii

Lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight in Hawaii Lava also began flowing into the Kapoho Tide Pools overnight, destroying the popular snorkeling destination, Snyder said. "For us it's more of a vacation area, but for those who live there permanently, they're trying to figure out where they're going to be living", he said. [Full Article...]

Trump hits back at Trudeau's criticism of 'punitive' US metal tariffs

Trump hits back at Trudeau's criticism of 'punitive' US metal tariffs US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that no reprisals over the measure will have an impact on the American economy. Wilbur Ross, the USA commerce secretary, said insufficient progress had been made in talks with the EU, Canada and Mexico , since the U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump's tweet about jobs report raises questions

Trump's tweet about jobs report raises questions Treasury yields moved sharply higher within seconds of a Twitter post from President Trump that said he was "looking forward to seeing the employment numbers at 8:30 this morning". "The advance info is sacrosanct - not to be shared", he wrote. "It's a judgment call", Kudlow said. Those anxious that tariffs could backfire by killing U.S.jobs need to remember that nobody has been more effectiv... [Full Article...]

Trudeau calls tariffs ‘insulting’ while Trump aide labels it as ‘family quarrel’

Trudeau calls tariffs ‘insulting’ while Trump aide labels it as ‘family quarrel’ Trudeau called the reasoning "frankly insulting and unacceptable". Trump this week announced a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum from Canada , Mexico and the European Union. and China reported some progress in discussions this weekend about how to reduce China's $375 billion goods-trade surplus with the U.S., Trump's revival last week of a pl... [Full Article...]

Louisiana televangelist seeks donations for $54M private jet

Louisiana televangelist seeks donations for $54M private jet The new plane costs $54 million, according to SherpaReport.com , a website dedicated to private aviation. I really believe that if Jesus was physically on the earth today, he wouldn't be riding a donkey. The 68-year-old preacher said he had "burned up" his other three planes for Jesus Christ and now needs a fourth. Now he has his eye set on a brand-new Dassault Falcon 7X, largely beca... [Full Article...]

Trump to hold a sports field day at the White House

Trump to hold a sports field day at the White House The first lady recently underwent a minor kidney surgery , but her office says she's doing "great". The White House is promoting the goals of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, and yesterday was to hold a field day with the president on the South Lawn. [Full Article...]

30-year-old evicted by parents meets deadline to leave home

30-year-old evicted by parents meets deadline to leave home Michael Rotondo , the man evicted after months of wrangling with his parents, complied Friday with the ruling that a county supreme court justice handed down last week . Adding to the confusion is the "other" Rotondo is also looking for a home, though it's in California and he's doing it with the support of his parents. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump will 'transform' North Korea after Kim Jong-un letter

Donald Trump will 'transform' North Korea after Kim Jong-un letter The letter appeared to be in response to a comment from Trump last Thursday when he canceled the summit, accusing Pyongyang of hostility, but urged the North Korean leader to "call me or write" if he had a change of heart. It is all a process. "If it happens, we'll certainly be ready", White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said of the Singapore summit. U.S. [Full Article...]

'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko turns up alive at news conference

'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko turns up alive at news conference Here's how the story unfolded. Shortly after, the war correspondent took up residence in Kiev, Ukraine , to avoid becoming the next journalist to die under suspicious circumstances. The Russian internet news site Kommersant, citing a source close to the Ukrainian prosecution, reported that the assassination was "almost certainly a provocation by outside parties". [Full Article...]


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