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US Slaps Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum from EU, Canada, Mexico

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Incidentally, this strategy willfully violates US commitments as a member of the World Trade Organization - so it's illegal as well as counterproductive. Meanwhile, last month and earlier Thursday, Ottawa also unveiled measures to stop transshipments of steel and aluminum into the North American market, hoping to satisfy United States concerns and avert a trade war . Read More »

Russian Federation invites North Korean leader to visit

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he'll meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in North Korea . They replaced older, more conservative officers who have been recently sacked, according to a senior US official and North Korea leadership analysts in Seoul. Read More »

Philippines' Duterte tells United Nations expert to 'go to hell'

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The scene drew cheers from the crowd, mostly made of up other Philippine workers. Joms Salvador, secretary general of Filipino women's rights organization Gabriela, denounced the kiss as the "disgusting theatrics of a misogynist President who feels entitled to demean, humiliate or disrespect women according to his whim". Read More »

Trudeau says Canada won't be pushed around by US on tariffs

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today slammed the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on steel and aluminum as "insulting and unacceptable" and said he would retaliate by placing similar penalties on USA goods. Bombardini, on sabbatical from her job teaching economics at the University of British Columbia, has been watching the USA up close. Canada's expressions of disappointment comes as China warned that any trade dispute deals reached at talks in Beijing "will not take ... Read More »

Populist government sworn in, ending Italy's political deadlock

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Giuseppe Conte has been sworn in as the Italian Prime Minister. In a last-minute shuffle of cabinet posts aimed at appeasing Mattarella, Conte remained but an 81-year-old euro-skeptic economist, Paolo Savona, was shunted from the economy minister's post to a European affairs position. Read More »

Seven killed as gathering condemning violence targeted in Kabul

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Shortly after the first blast, a second explosion was heard, but police said it was a sticky bomb in a market several kilometres away which wounded an unspecified number of civilians. The clerics also appealed to the government and its adversaries, primarily - the Taliban movement, calling for a cease-fire and peace negotiations. Read More »

Suspect in Tenn. deputy's murder in custody, manhunt over

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The dayslong search for a man wanted in the killing of a Tennessee sheriff's deputy ended early Friday morning. News 2 and partner WDKN will host a fundraiser for the family of fallen Dickson County Deputy Daniel Baker . Wiggins was already wanted on several charges after he allegedly assaulted a woman and made off with her auto, the Kingston Springs Police Department said. Read More »

Over 30 migrants killed after boat sinks off Tunisian coast

Tunisians and seven foreigners were among the survivors, which included nationals from Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, and Cameroon, according to Bouhoula. Tunisia has become the preferred launching point for migrants heading to Europe, after Libya's coast guard, with the aid of armed groups, tightened controls in Libya. Read More »

Suspect remanded for allegedly plotting Russian journalist's murder

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However, the next day SBU declared that the murder had been staged to reveal the operation of the Russian intelligence services that had been allegedly preparing an attack on the reporter. There are many more to remember - those who either disappeared without trace or died mysterious deaths, such as the investigative journalist, Yuri Shchekochikhin , whose death in 2003 is being increasingly seen as the result of possible radioactive poisoning. Read More »

Kudlow: Trudeau 'overreacting' to tariffs

The $800 billion figure represents the total value of goods imported by the U.S.in 2017. You're gonna charge five times, we're gonna charge five times. "You can do better than that". In Canada too, no matter how politically popular standing up to the U.S.is now, a trade war with our biggest trading partner would lead to economic damage. Read More »

Slovenia election: Anti-immigrant SDS party leads

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Janez Jansa, who heads the centre-right Slovenia Democratic party (SDS - a member of the European People's Party grouping in the European Parliament), took some 25 percent of Slovenia's parliament elections on Sunday (3 June). However, the SDS would need to link up with at least two other parties to gain a majority. The Social Democrats, the Modern Center Party of the outgoing prime minister, Miro Cerar , and the left all received around 9 percent. Read More »

Kim Jong Un 'fires North Korea's top three military generals'

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The Trump administration when initially canceling the summit had cited Pyongyang's refusal to agree to the "unilateral" surrender of its nuclear arsenal. But analysts said the personnel change was more likely a response to an internal matter. The shakeup could also represent a generational transition - all of the newly appointed officials are younger than their predecessors - or an effort by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to consolidate his command of the military ahead of the summit , ... Read More »

Guatemala volcano: At least 25 dead, hundreds injured in eruption

Among the fatalities were four people, including a disaster agency official, killed when lava set a house on fire in El Rodeo village, National Disaster Coordinator Sergio Cabanas said. It is the second time the volcano has erupted this year, setting off loud explosions and spewing ash almost four miles into the sky. It added that he said authorities began to send bulletins on the situation starting at 11:30 a.m. Read More »

Two climbers dead after fall from Yosemite's El Capitan

Officials say two people have been killed after they fell while climbing El Capitan at Yosemite National Park. The climbers fell around 8:15 a.m. (11:15 a.m. The technique does involve ropes, but falling is still "incredibly risky because there is no fixed anchor to take the force of the fall" with this technique. Read More »

School Official-Student Shot story

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Harrison, 58, is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday by Judge Christopher Muse. The most significant charge of armed assault with intent to murder is punishable by a maximum of 20 years in jail. But the judge said Harrison acted like an "assassin" and called it a miracle Rodriguez's name isn't etched into a nearby homicide victims memorial. Read More »

Bashar al-Assad to visit Kim Jong Un in North Korea

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I would argue that the administration in the run-up to the June 12 summit is now pushing to craft some sort of agreement with the Kim regime, most likely in the form of a joint communique, in a pledge to make sure Kim is serious about getting rid of his nukes. Read More »

China general He Lei slams 'irresponsible comments' on South China Sea

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The Global Times , a state-backed Chinese tabloid that does not reflect official policy, said in an editorial on Thursday that China must prepare to forcefully respond to any "extreme" USA interference in the South China Sea. The current situation in the South China Sea has calmed down visibly as a result of the joint efforts of China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, he said. Read More »

Parkland high school graduation features Jimmy Fallon as surprise speaker

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When Fallon took the stage, he made a speech filled with his normal jokes, but he was more focused on encouraging and the students and commending their courage. "Graduation where she would've been getting her diploma and be on her way to attend college", he said. "I met many of you earlier this year at the March March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C.it was an awesome day", Fallon said. Read More »

Jordanians in third night of tax rise protests

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King Abdullah, who arrived to the country last night after participating in an global gathering in Albania, has called for compromise from all sides and said citizens should not be the only ones to bear the tough economic burden Jordan has been facing for years. Read More »

Trump lawyer Giuliani says president can probably pardon himself

The Justice Department has twice opined that a sitting president can not be indicted, and Giuliani has said Mueller's team conveyed to the president's lawyers they will honor that guidance. "If he shot James Comey , he'd be impeached the next day", Giuliani told the site. They wrote that Trump disputes having told Comey to let go of the Flynn investigation, and that even if he had, the president could not have meant to obstruct justice because the White House had indications the Flynn ... Read More »

Officials name 2 climbers who died in Yosemite

Hans Florine, Honnold's partner in a previous record-setting climb in 2012, watched from a wheelchair after being injured in a May 4 fall from the Nose. This is the second fatal incident in Yosemite National Park in a little over a week. No other information about the climbers or how high they were was immediately available. Read More »

German police shoot knife-wielding man in Berlin Cathedral

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The police said the incident was not politically motivated. 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. The unnamed suspect was reported to be a 53-year-old Austrian and appeared to be in a "confused state". Both the suspect and the police officer were taken to hospital for treatment. Read More »

UK considering giving N Ireland joint UK, EU status

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Reuters reports the latest story carried by The Sun , a British newspaper, citing that the United Kingdom seeks to break the deadlock in the Brexit negotiations by proposing a joint United Kingdom and European Union status to Northern Ireland so that it enables free trade between both of them. Read More »

Giuliani: Trump 'Probably Does' Have The Power To Pardon Himself, But Won't

And ABC News Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams and former New Jersey Governor and ABC News Contributor Chris Christie break down the latest in the Mueller investigation, and the president's use of his pardon power. He said Trump is not planning to do so but that he likely could. Instead, he mostly made the president sound very guilty. Critics accused Trump of subverting the rule of law. Read More »

Mattis Slams China's Acts of 'Intimidation and Coercion' in South China Sea

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He added there would be "consequences" if China does "not find the way to work more collaboratively with all of the nations who have interest". FILE - Satellite imagery shows the deployment of several new weapons systems, including a J-11 combat aircraft, at China's base on Woody Island in the Paracels, South China Sea, May 12, 2018. Read More »

New Mexico wildfire threatening village doubles in size

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There are about 1100 employees on the ranch at this time in preparation for the arrival of boys scout for the summer season. "You can get fed REALLY well", posted the Raton Chamber of Commerce on the Cimarron NM Info Board on Facebook, which was set up by Cimarron village officials to keep people informed regarding the fire. Read More »