Thursday August 16-th, 2018

Twitter mocks Trump over giant letter from Kim Jong Twitter mocks Trump over giant letter from Kim Jong

North Korea's immediate neighbours took the news of the confirmed summit differently. In his letter printed on White House stationery, Mr. Trump said he was canceling the summit because of North Korea's harsh comments about US officials.

Senior North Korean envoy delivers Kim's letter to Trump Senior North Korean envoy delivers Kim's letter to Trump

It went very well. "If you fall in love with the deal, and it's too important for you to get it, and the details become less significant", McConnell said, "you could get snookered". However, less than 24 hours later, the United States leader hinted t...

United States isolated as trade outrage roils G7 ministerial meet United States isolated as trade outrage roils G7 ministerial meet

The president's tweets come after the administration's decision this week to slap tariffs on allies Canada, Mexico and the European Union's steel and aluminum shipments to the USA, resulting in an impending trade war. "We believe in the G7......

Plot to kill Prince George: Chilling image revealed Plot to kill Prince George: Chilling image revealed

Earlier in the case Annabel Darlow, prosecuting, said: "His proposals were indiscriminate". He suggested a variety of methods, such as injecting cyanide into fruit and veggies at grocery stores and poisoning ice cream. His list of targets were wide-r...

EU joins global battle against Trump tariff onslaught EU joins global battle against Trump tariff onslaught

The US was singled out by some of its closest allies over the imposition of tariffs that they warn will undermine open trade and weaken confidence in the global economy. "And, in the case of the United Kingdom, where we send steel to the United Sta...

Indian forces use brute force on mourners in Srinagar leaving dozens injured Indian forces use brute force on mourners in Srinagar leaving dozens injured

He came under the wheels of the CRPF vehicle that was negotiating its way through the protesters hurling stones at it outside the mosque after Friday prayers. Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan but claimed by the both in its entirety. Wh...

G7 countries criticize United States over steel tariffs G7 countries criticize United States over steel tariffs

Meanwhile, the European Union on Friday lodged an official complaint with the WTO over Trump's "unfair" trade tariffs. The final list of Chinese imports affected by United States tariffs will be announced June 15 and imposed shortly thereafter, w...

US military killed 500 civilians in 2017, Pentagon study finds US military killed 500 civilians in 2017, Pentagon study finds

It was the first time the Pentagon released figures for civilian casualties caused by USA military ground and air operations around the world in response to a new requirement by Congress for 2018. Delivery of the report was mandated by a 2016 exec...

Juncker tells Italy's Conte Juncker tells Italy's Conte

Conte was given the mandate by president Sergio Mattarella on Thursday evening, after anti-establishment Five star Movement (M5S) and far-right League - the two most voted parties in March elections - agreed to renew their consultations.

'Frank' trade discussions in Beijing: US commerce secretary 'Frank' trade discussions in Beijing: US commerce secretary

The planned United States trade sanctions on Beijing include restrictions on Chinese investment, export controls and 25% tariffs on $50 billion in tech goods. media. On Friday, China's markets regulator said it was still reviewing San Diego-based...

Congressional GOP Divided Over Immigration, Some Willing To Work With Democrats Congressional GOP Divided Over Immigration, Some Willing To Work With Democrats

The concept remains the same: the two candidates with the most number of votes in the primary move on to the general election in November, regardless of party affiliation. Another 19 same-party contests unfolded a the state legislative level. Same-...

Trump's on again, off again strategy on China may backfire Trump's on again, off again strategy on China may backfire

The U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' talks in Beijing were meant to flesh out a potential deal with China on the purchase of more U.S. goods from agriculture to energy. In a further indication of the Trump administration striking a tougher tone b...

'Goal was to stay alive': anti-Kremlin journalist who faked his murder 'Goal was to stay alive': anti-Kremlin journalist who faked his murder

Several Western commentators and reporters said it would be hard to trust official statements from Ukraine again. "Once the gates of the morgue closed behind me, I was resurrected", Babchenko said. How did the story develop? It was revealed...

Germany Zoo Animals Escape Cages Amid Severe Flooding Germany Zoo Animals Escape Cages Amid Severe Flooding

The bear was shot dead by zookeepers after going missing from its enclosure. Vets are said to be on sight as well as police and firefighters. The zoo, which has more than 70,000 acres, is privately owned and is home to both native and exotic ani...

Visa outage blocks transactions across Europe

Visa Europe said in a statement online that it's investigating the problem. The Bank of England, which oversees Visa, says it is "aware of the issue now affecting Visa and working with the firm to resolve the situation". 'We apologise to all our...

USA vetoes United Nations resolution denouncing violence against Palestinians

A few countries abstained from voting on either proposal. During a second vote, when the U.S. put forward its own rival measure, eleven countries abstained, while Russian Federation and two others opposed it. The Security Council has been deeply di...

US Pacific Command renamed as US Indo-Pacific Command US Pacific Command renamed as US Indo-Pacific Command

As of publication, the Command has yet change its name on Twitter or its website. To our allies here in the Indo-Pacific, you will have no better ally. The change does not mean more personnel will be sent to the region, but instead recognizes the i...

Ukraine stages murder of Russian journalist to prevent his real assassination Ukraine stages murder of Russian journalist to prevent his real assassination

The Bell , a respected Russian media start-up, said it did not always agree with Babchenko but called him "a principled, passionate, fearless man and journalist worthy of respect". "We know the names of several other potential victims", Hrytsak said...

June 15 deadline in study of materials in Cohen raids, judge says June 15 deadline in study of materials in Cohen raids, judge says

Citing people familiar with the situation, the Journal reported Avenatti has "slowed prosecutors' efforts" to discuss the nondisclosure agreement (NDA) with Daniels' former lawyer Keith Davidson, has demanded to review the documents subpoenaed ...

ASU is a top 100 university globally for research and teaching ASU is a top 100 university globally for research and teaching

University College London fell two places to 18th and Imperial College also fell by two, to 20th. It asks scholars to name no more than 15 universities that they believe are the best for research and teaching in their field, based on their own experi...

North Korean talks are back on, Trump says after meeting Pyongyang envoy North Korean talks are back on, Trump says after meeting Pyongyang envoy

The president spoke after meeting for more than an hour with Kim Yong Chol who delivered a personal letter from the North Korean leader. Trump made the announcement on Friday after welcoming Kim Jong-un's right-hand man, Kim Yong-chol, ...

Mattis: US to confront China militarization Mattis: US to confront China militarization

Col. Christopher Logan, said. "We are not asking you to trust us blindly. They said some red lines , we said some red lines ". But we're in a democracy. Two U.S. Navy warships - the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins and T...

Local minister wants congregation to buy him $54 million jet Local minister wants congregation to buy him $54 million jet

Duplantis acknowledged that the fundraising drive might ruffle feathers. "All it's gonna do is touch people", Duplantis said of the plane. But, he said, he's simply trying to follow one of the last commands that Jesus gave his disciples: "Go int...

Trump wants to bar German luxury cars in U.S Trump wants to bar German luxury cars in U.S

Shares of German automakers fell Thursday following the report. Two weeks after Trump met with Macron the U.S. Department of Commerce launched an investigation to determine if automobile imports "threaten to impair the national security ".

Russia: Iran Militias Should Vacate Syria-Israel Border Russia: Iran Militias Should Vacate Syria-Israel Border

According to him, Russian Federation last month deterred a larger-scale Western attack on Syria . Turkey also says the US should drop its support to the SDF, which is mainly established by the People's Protection Units (YPG), the Syrian arm of t...

Donald Trump slammed for ‘tone deaf’ Memorial Day message Donald Trump slammed for ‘tone deaf’ Memorial Day message

Calling Trump's tweet the grossest tweet made by any President, Frum tweeted "the grossest, most inappropriate, most self-flattering Memorial Day message in the history of the U.S. Some people remembered family members who served. "Memorial Day...

Abramovich is latest Russian oligarch to seek move to Israel Abramovich is latest Russian oligarch to seek move to Israel

Abramovich , 51, landed at Ben Gurion International Airport on Monday and received an Israeli identity card under the Law of Return, which allows Jews to become citizens of Israel . His ex-wife, Dasha Zhukova, is Jewish, and is the mother of two of ...

Trump hits Canada, Mexico, EU with steel and aluminum tariffs Trump hits Canada, Mexico, EU with steel and aluminum tariffs

United States commerce secretary Wilbur Ross said talks with the European Union had made progress but not enough to continue the exemptions. Freeland made the announcement alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following word from the White ...

Giuliani: Trump won't fire Sessions, Rosenstein before end of Russian Federation probe Giuliani: Trump won't fire Sessions, Rosenstein before end of Russian Federation probe

Trump repeated his claim that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was spying on him and his campaign on Tuesday night at a rally in Nashville . 'Can you imagine people infiltrating our campaign? CNN even pulled Fox News into the mix with a chyro...

Felony charge dropped against outgoing Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Felony charge dropped against outgoing Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens

Had the governor been convicted, she said, it was unlikely that he would be sentenced to prison, given the type of charge he faced and the fact that he would be a first-time offender. A key issue is Greitens' use of a charity donor list for his polit...

North and South Korean leaders meet again North and South Korean leaders meet again

His tweet Sunday afternoon, which offered praise for the longtime US adversary, was the latest signal that his concerns about the North's stance toward the summit had been allayed. The US president still hopes the summit will take place on June 12 in...

USGS Warning: Do not try to roast marshmallows over erupting Hawaii volcano USGS Warning: Do not try to roast marshmallows over erupting Hawaii volcano

Authorities are telling residents to minimize their exposure to these to avoid skin irritation. Lava flows from multiple fissures have blocked roads and damaged dozens of buildings on Big Island. "His only way out was through his back door and thro...

Wildwood Police Release Body Cam Footage Of Controversial Beach Arrest Wildwood Police Release Body Cam Footage Of Controversial Beach Arrest

According to police, Weinman has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Aggravated Assault by Spitting Bodily Fluids at/on a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Obstruction and Minor in Possession o...

Trump Says He'll Pardon Dinesh D'Souza Trump Says He'll Pardon Dinesh D'Souza

Earlier this year D'Souza was denounced by CPAC after taunting victims of the Parkland massacre. He has also granted one commutation of sentence. D'Souza was born in Mumbai and became a naturalized US citizen in 1991. D'Souza pleaded guilty in 201...

Ahead of Ross visit, U.S. group calls on China to open markets Ahead of Ross visit, U.S. group calls on China to open markets

The White House fact-sheet also said that recent investigations by the US Trade Representative's (USTR) identified four of China's aggressive technology policies that put 44 million American technology jobs at risk, including forced technology tr...

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