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North Korea to get relief only after verifiable denuclearization: Mattis

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As defense chiefs, the secretary said, "We must maintain a strong, collaborative, defensive stance so we enable our diplomats to negotiate from a position of strength at this critical time". South Korea and the United States plan to keep their regular combined military exercises low-key in a bid to help maintain the peace mood, a Ministry of National Defense official said Sunday. Read More »

Pruitt aide inquired about used Trump hotel mattress for him

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Hupp said, "I do not recall sending this email, but I do recall there being discussions about the possibility of securing an old mattress from the Trump Hotel". The director, Millan Hupp, said she spent several hours a week at work discussing housing accommodations for Pruitt with realtors. "Selectively releasing portions of witness interview transcripts damages the credibility of our investigation and discourages future witnesses from coming forward", said Amanda Gonzalez, Mr. Read More »

Reported shooter in downtown San Diego taken into custody

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A police officer shot himself accidentally in the leg during the pursuit and was expected to recover. The scene has been secured and police were not searching for an additional suspect, Nisleit said. The course was shut down by 11:45 a.m., and about 4,900 athletes were rerouted to a designated safe zone, according to a statement from the Rock'n'Roll Marathon . Read More »

Dallas woman killed husband for beating cat: Cops

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A neighbor says she was taking her dogs for a walk around 7 a.m. on Saturday. Mary Harrison has been charged with murder after it's alleged she shot and killed her husband because he had been beating the family cat. Homicide detectives interviewed Mary Harrison , who confessed to the shooting, the news release said. Police say she then waived her right to remain silent and answered investigators' questions. Read More »

Trade war: What you missed over the weekend

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But he also predicted pressure to save NAFTA will grow within the U.S. Some Republican lawmakers, including North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik, have signaled they don't want a trade war with Canada . But that unleashed a backlash in Washington, leaving the company's future in limbo. Officials in Mexico announced a new series of tariffs specifically targeting districts won by President Trump in the 2016 race for the White House; unveiling the taxes after the Commander-in-Chief imposed a ... Read More »

Palestinian government warns against Israel plans to deduct tax funds

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Rajoub has long tried to get football's world governing body, FIFA , and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to impose sanctions against Israel. The stadium that will host the match is in west Jerusalem . "With our souls and blood we redeem you martyr Razan", cried mourners as the body was brought to her home for a last farewell before burial. Read More »

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

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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 »