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Donald Trump to meet Kim Jong Un on June 12

Donald Trump to meet Kim Jong Un on June 12 He and Pompeo had discussions over dinner of steak, corn and cheese on Wednesday (Thursday NZT), Pompeo said in a tweet . "Good working dinner with Kim Yong Chol in NY tonight". He also urged the state to hold off on relinquishing their nuclear weapons until tangible action had been taken to lift the economic stranglehold. "The people of #NorthKorea can have a brighter future and the world ca... [Full Article...]

In a freaky twist, ‘murdered’ Russian journalist turns up alive

In a freaky twist, ‘murdered’ Russian journalist turns up alive Russian journalist and Kremlin critic Arkady Babchenko , 41, was reported as killed in Ukraine but a day later appeared at a news conference . He apologized to his wife for putting her through a "nightmare", but said there was no other alternative to playing dead . Before the true fate of Mr Babchenko had been revealed, United Kingdom foreign secretary Boris Johnson tweeted that he ... [Full Article...]

'All clear' issued after North Carolina landslide

'All clear' issued after North Carolina landslide Cooper has announced a state of emergency for mountain counties, where flooding and mudslides are still blocking a number of roads. "We understand people are getting anxious concerning the length of the evacuation order". "Ivy Creek's normally a very docile creek, but with 8 to 10 inches of rain.it turned into a swollen, raging river", he said, "and it just tossed and turned both of those ... [Full Article...]

14-year-old Texan wins National Spelling Bee

14-year-old Texan wins National Spelling Bee Indian-American Karthik Nemmani, was declared champion of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee , winning on the word " koinonia " and surviving what was arguably the most intense competition in the contest's 93-year history. Scripps started a wild-card program this year that created a path to nationals for spellers who didn't win their regional bees, and some of the finalists got to the bee tha... [Full Article...]

President Trump considers pardoning TV personality Martha Stewart

President Trump considers pardoning TV personality Martha Stewart He was sentenced to five years of probation , including eight months living under supervision in a " community confinement center " in San Diego, and a $30,000 fine. This is the fifth pardon of Trump's presidency. Conservative commentator and best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations in 2014. [Full Article...]

US team in North Korea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit

US team in North Korea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit The two planned a "day full of meetings" Thursday, the White House said. In their second meeting in a month, Moon said Kim expressed willingness to cooperate to end confrontation and work toward peace for the sake of a successful summit with Trump. [Full Article...]

Mattis Says US Will Continue Operations in South China Sea

Mattis Says US Will Continue Operations in South China Sea He will then head to Singapore for the annual Shangri-La defense forum, where he will meet with a number of regional defense leaders and experts. "The Philippine government continuously monitors the actions of the various claimants in the SCS/WPS (South China Sea/West Philippine Sea)". [Full Article...]

Global - N.Korea denuclearisation could take 10 years

Global - N.Korea denuclearisation could take 10 years Working-level parties from both North Korea and the United States are in the island state, looking into venues and logistics. But analysts say North Korea will be unwilling to cede its nuclear deterrent unless it is given security guarantees that the U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump renews tariff threat, complicated upcoming talks

Trump renews tariff threat, complicated upcoming talks The White House said "the United States will continue efforts to protect domestic technology and intellectual property, stop noneconomic transfers of industrially significant technology and intellectual property to China, and enhance access to the Chinese market". [Full Article...]

Israeli jets & helicopters strike 25 ‘Hamas military targets’ in Gaza

Israeli jets & helicopters strike 25 ‘Hamas military targets’ in Gaza The new text "calls for the consideration of measures to guarantee the safety and protection of the Palestinian civilian population" in the occupied Palestinian territories and the Gaza Strip , according to the draft obtained by AFP news agency. [Full Article...]

Latest Kilauea blast sends ash 4km into Hawaii skies

Latest Kilauea blast sends ash 4km into Hawaii skies On Sunday night, emergency crews scrambled to save a man who became trapped after lava quickly covered his driveway , Hawaii News Now reported. Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano threatened to cover more wells at a geothermal power station on Monday as a fresh blast from the crater sent an ash plume nearly 15,000 feet (4,600 m) into the sky, officials said. [Full Article...]

Iran pressures Europe to speed up plans to save nuclear deal

Iran pressures Europe to speed up plans to save nuclear deal Earlier this month , the European Commission , the EU executive, proposed a series of measures which include banning EU-based firms from complying with the revived USA sanctions. In his first major foreign-policy address since taking office in April, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo articulated the Trump administration's new policy regarding Iran, which demands that the country halt its ballis... [Full Article...]

China raises ‘combat readiness’ as USA warships enter disputed waters

China raises ‘combat readiness’ as USA warships enter disputed waters The ministry said the course plotted by the vessels had "seriously infringed upon Chinese sovereignty" and "contravened Chinese and relevant global law", as they had entered territorial waters without permission. Both are in the contested Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, which is being claimed by the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Brunei. [Full Article...]

President Trump, Kim Jong Un summit needs a plan

President Trump, Kim Jong Un summit needs a plan At the White House , Trump said negotiations over a potential June 12 summit with Kim that he had earlier canceled were "going along very well". North Korea and the US appear to be back at work making preparations for their summit. North Korea has rejected the US's demand for it to unilaterally abandon its nuclear weapons programme. He expressed frustration immediately afterward, calling the ... [Full Article...]

Trump hails release of American jailed in Venezuela for two years

Trump hails release of American jailed in Venezuela for two years Holt and his Venezuelan wife, Thamara Candelo, arrived in the U.S. Saturday accompanied by Senator Bob Corker , who helped negotiate their release. "Should be landing in D.C. policy toward Venezuela remains unchanged". Trump asked everyone sitting with him in the Oval Office to speak about Holt's release but was surprised - and amused - when Lee turned to Holt's daughter to address her in Spani... [Full Article...]

Raging Floodwaters Roar Through The Streets Of Maryland Town -- Again

Raging Floodwaters Roar Through The Streets Of Maryland Town -- Again Ellicott City , Maryland, located about 12 miles west of Baltimore, resides in the valley of the Patapsco River, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay. Peter's Episcopal Church, where Howard County emergency officials have set up shelters. Authorities had no immediate report of any injuries or fatalities though information was still preliminary. [Full Article...]

Populist fury after Italian president scuppers new government

Populist fury after Italian president scuppers new government Mattarella's objection to the economy minister candidacy earlier drew the ire of MS5 leader Luigi Di Maio , who called the president's decision " incomprehensible " and called for his impeachment. Mattarella's move is being widely interpreted as a rejection not only of the government but of the national will as expressed in democratic elections, and massive demonstrations are expected Monday. [Full Article...]

Harvey Weinstein ‘Didn’t Invent The Casting Couch,’ Says His Lawyer

Harvey Weinstein ‘Didn’t Invent The Casting Couch,’ Says His Lawyer Evans' allegations added to those of dozens of other women, who claimed that Weinstein had engaged in a vast range of sexual misconduct dating back almost four decades, ranging from inappropriate touching to incidents of rape. His wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, left him soon after the allegations surfaced, with police criminal investigations ongoing in London, Los Angeles and NY. [Full Article...]

Cyclone Mekunu kills girl of 12 in Oman

Cyclone Mekunu kills girl of 12 in Oman Considering the course it has followed till now, the Cyclone Mekunu is expected to make landfall near Salalah Friday-Saturday midnight which is Oman's third-largest city and inhabits about 200,000 people close to the kingdom's border with Yemen. [Full Article...]

Danica Patrick crashes out of final race at Indianapolis 500

Danica Patrick crashes out of final race at Indianapolis 500 Power narrowly pulled ahead of leaders Stefan Wilson and Jack Harvey, both of whom were forced to stop with five laps left to refuel. "I was wondering if I would ever win it". Power is also the winningest IndyCar driver in Penske history (31). Patrick crashed in that race too. Power hits the finish line for victory. Patrick was able to lift herself out of the auto and walked away from the cra... [Full Article...]


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