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Yemen: Saudi-led coalition begins battle for vital port

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition begins battle for vital port Field commanders said that troops pushed towards Hodeida airport after Yemeni pro-government forces received a "green light" from the coalition. They spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren't authorised to brief journalists. They say the fighting is raging in the coastal areas of ad-Durayhimi district. United Nations refugee chief Filippo Grandi said there was a danger Yemenis might tr... [Full Article...]

Journalist Shujaat Bukhari Shot Dead In Kashmir

Journalist Shujaat Bukhari Shot Dead In Kashmir Bukhari and his two personal security officers (PSOs) were fired upon indiscriminately by unidentified gunmen after he left the office around 7 pm on Thursday. "The guild calls upon the government of Jammu and Kashmir to take urgent steps to bring to book the culprits and ensure safety and security for the media in the state", it said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Tragedies Ahead if Countries Refuse Migrants Rescued at Sea

Tragedies Ahead if Countries Refuse Migrants Rescued at Sea The vast majority of the people traveling on the Aquarius - 400 - were rescued by Italian coast guard and navy vessels as well as cargo ships in the waters off Libya. In a statement the country's new prime minister, Pedro Sanchez , said he had given permission for the MS Aquarius to dock in Valencia, adding his country would welcome all those on board. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump reveals 'REAL situation' behind INFAMOUS G7 photo with Angela Merkel

Donald Trump reveals 'REAL situation' behind INFAMOUS G7 photo with Angela Merkel The center-right leader said a tariff-free area among G7 allies would be an ideal outcome, but she made clear that any talks about such a trade bloc would have to include non-tariff barriers to trade as well as free access to public tenders. [Full Article...]

Angela Merkel calls United States retraction of support 'sobering and somewhat depressing'

Angela Merkel calls United States retraction of support 'sobering and somewhat depressing' Other G-7 countries lobbied unsuccessfully at the summit for the U.S.to reverse its tariffs on imported steel and aluminum imports. "We agree that a return by Russian Federation to the G-7 format can not happen as long as there isn't any substantial progress in regard to the problems with Ukraine", said Merkel, CNN reported. [Full Article...]

Tariffs not denting military relations with USA allies: Mattis

Tariffs not denting military relations with USA allies: Mattis Navarro later apologized for the comments, telling a news conference in Washington on Tuesday: "My job is to send a signal of strength". Trudeau had used similar language in the past, and Canada threatened retaliatory tariffs before the G-7 got underway in response to the US duties on metal. [Full Article...]

G7 agrees measures to respond to hostile Russian activity despite splits

G7 agrees measures to respond to hostile Russian activity despite splits President Vladimir Putin is welcoming soccer teams and fans to Russian Federation for the World Cup, saying the tournament will be thrilling and memorable. He made the comment at the White House on Friday after hours of further escalating his rhetoric against longtime allies over USA trade practices. Kudlow says Trump won't let a Canadian prime minister push him around on the eve of his summit ... [Full Article...]

Americans have long hoped for a peaceful denuclearization of North Korea

Following their summit in Singapore, Trump and Kim pledged to denuclearise the Korean peninsula and work for finding a peaceful resolution to seven decades of hostilities between the two countries. Mr Trump said he had formed a "special bond" with Mr Kim, and would "absolutely" invite him to Washington . Amid the growing mood for a thaw in relations between the two Koreas and between the US a... [Full Article...]

Trump says he will stop 'war games' with South Korea

Trump says he will stop 'war games' with South Korea The State Department is declining to release any additional information about the calls. U.S. President Donald Trump has predicted that talks over ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear arms will be a "tremendous success" after a 45-minute meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un . [Full Article...]

'Lockdown, lockdown:' Young students learn new nursery rhyme

'Lockdown, lockdown:' Young students learn new nursery rhyme I'm only going to add one more comment to this: the school is doing exactly what they need to be doing, and I am glad for it. As of Thursday morning, it had been shared more than 13,000 times, as people discussed measures that have to be taken to help protect children in the wake of school shootings across the country, including recent massacres in Santa Fe, Texas, and Florida. [Full Article...]

Canada rejects Trump's bid to let Russian Federation back into G7

Canada rejects Trump's bid to let Russian Federation back into G7 US President Donald Trump last month announced that the US was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal signed by the Obama administration in 2015 under which Tehran had agreed to limit its nuclear activities and allow in worldwide inspectors in return for the lifting of crippling economic sanctions. [Full Article...]

S$20m bill to host US-North Korea meeting

S$20m bill to host US-North Korea meeting Trump on Monday morning broke into a Twitter tirade about trade directed at America's European allies with the upbeat message: "Great to be in Singapore , excitement is in the air!". It was not clear what Kim Jong Un, who arrived Sunday afternoon, was planning to do on Monday or whether he meant to leave his hotel, the St. Regis, about a half-mile from where Trump's delegation is staying. [Full Article...]

Israeli forces kill 3 Palestinians during protests near Gaza border fence

Israeli forces kill 3 Palestinians during protests near Gaza border fence Palestinian protesters run to take cover from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes, on the Gaza-Israel border, east of Gaza City, on June 8, 2018. The global community has accused Israel of an excessive use of force during the protests, which left more than 115 Palestinians dead since the end of March. [Full Article...]

U.K. Government Debates Changing Northern Ireland’s Abortion Laws

U.K. Government Debates Changing Northern Ireland’s Abortion Laws He said the law in Northern Ireland had been shown to reduce the number of abortions in the jurisdiction, and said: "For that reason I am very thoughtful about any change in the law in Northern Ireland". She said May has an obligation to make sure the United Kingdom government is "now longer acting unlawfully by breaching the human rights of women across Northern Ireland". [Full Article...]

Duke and Duchess of Sussex join Queen Elizabeth's birthday celebrations

Duke and Duchess of Sussex join Queen Elizabeth's birthday celebrations The duke and duchess, who married three weeks ago, made the short trip from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade in a horse-drawn carriage as royal fans lining the Mall cheered and waved. Royal blog Royal Central reports that this is the largest royal family gathering so far this year. Some sarcastic conducting and shutting Prince George up! The pair were last seen out together at Pri... [Full Article...]

I’ll know ‘within first minute’ if North Korea is serious at summit

I’ll know ‘within first minute’ if North Korea is serious at summit Trump said Saturday he was embarking on a "mission of peace", as he departed the Group of Seven meeting in Canada to fly to the summit site in Singapore . On the preparations so far, Mr Lee said: "They've (SAF, police, MCI) done a good job, not just their own pieces but being able to put in all together and to integrate and coordinate". [Full Article...]

Trade spat looms as Trump heads for hostile G7

Trade spat looms as Trump heads for hostile G7 On Thursday, the two will meet again before proceeding to Montreal to meet with Philippe Couillard, the Premier of the French-speaking province Quebec. Quarrelling with Trump over his protectionist tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, decision to exit the Iran nuclear accord and retreat from global efforts to combat climate change, erstwhile American allies are turning the summit into something ... [Full Article...]

North Korea-US summit scheduled for morning of June 12: White House

North Korea-US summit scheduled for morning of June 12: White House Giuliani, in the same remarks in which he suggested Kim had "begged" for a meeting with Trump, said the USA would not meet with North Korea under threat of nuclear war. "We will monitor related developments", ministry spokesperson Baik Tae-hyun told reporters. The confirmation came after the Singapore government earlier in the week made public the cordoning off of the island and surroundin... [Full Article...]

Ex-Colorado official: No bias in same-sex wedding cake case

Ex-Colorado official: No bias in same-sex wedding cake case Though such considerations may signal the direction of the court in future decisions, they are not the basis of the court's decision in this case. This week, the U.S. The decision, he said in a statement, "rebuked a government that rides roughshod over the religious scruples of its citizens". "The gay rights side should chalk this up as a win", he said. [Full Article...]

Europe to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports

Europe to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports Bush imposed steel tariffs in 2002 as temporary safeguards, it required USITC oversight). According to Corker, Trump thought that this proposal "takes away his negotiating ability". Several Democratic incumbents are locked in tough campaigns for re-election. "We are focused like a laser on middle class", the senator said. 'I fail to see the national security threat when a Pennsylvanian decid... [Full Article...]


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