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Singapore's foreign minister to visit North Korea ahead of Trump-Kim summit


President's attorney threatens to go to court if Robert Mueller tries to subpoena Trump; reaction and analysis from Alex Little, defense attorney and former assistant federal prosecutor. "A lot of relationships being built, a lot of negotiations going on before the trip", Trump told reporters in the Oval Office Wednesday. "But it's very important - it'll be a very important couple of days". Read More »

29th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square


From the night of June 3, 1989 until early morning, Chinese soldiers carried out a clearance operation on and near Beijing's Tiananmen Square, a crackdown on what the Chinese Government wrote off as a "counter-revolutionary riot". In 1989, Chinese students, workers and other protesters held demonstrations and hunger strikes calling for democratic reforms. Mr Pompeo quoted the dissident Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died of cancer while in custody previous year, as saying: " ... Read More »

EPA staffer ran errands for Pruitt, looked into buying Trump mattress


While Trump-branded mattresses and bedding are for sale, they do not sell used ones to government official cheapskates. "We're working diligently with Chairman Gowdy and are in full cooperation in offering the Committee with the mandatory paperwork, journey vouchers, receipts and witnesses to his inquiries", EPA spokesman Jahan Wilcox instructed ABC Information. Read More »

China warns U.S. against provocations following B-52 flyby


Beijing claims most of the sea, which has a wealth of resources and some of the world's busiest shipping lanes. The Pentagon said it was considering intensified naval patrols in the South China Sea, emphasizing that these patrols would have to be longer ones and involve larger numbers of ships, allowing the USA military to closely observe Chinese facilities in the area. Read More »

Ryan contradicts Trump's claim that FBI planted a 'spy'


A lawyer for McCabe wrote to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyGOP, Trump at odds on pardon power The Memo: Trump's "pardon" storm grows deeper GOP leader says question of Trump self-pardon is "academic" MORE (R-Iowa) on Tuesday seeking a guarantee of immunity for McCabe's testimony before the panel, writing that the former Federal Bureau of Investigation official would plead the Fifth if prompted to testify otherwise, CNN reported. Read More »

Officers in violent Wildwood arrest video will not face charges


Dicht said once the video began to surface on the internet, that's when Wildwood police charged Weinman with aggravated assault. Her young daughter was present during her arrest. They took her down to the sand, and she spit on them. "She didn't go out that Saturday looking for trouble". The original video recorded by a bystander depicted an officer wrestling her to the ground, as well as hitting her twice before wrestling her to the ground again. Read More »

Evacuations ordered after new explosion at Guatemala volcano


More than 3,000 people have been evacuated with more than 1,700 in shelters. Josanne de la Bastide, whose family has been living in Guatemala for nearly 40 years, said her father Robert and other relatives were "close enough (to the volcano) to be scared and covered in inches of ash". Read More »

New Puerto Rico data shows deaths increased by 1400 after Hurricane Maria


The study was conducted in January and February 2018, in collaboration with colleagues from Carlos Albizu University in Puerto Rico and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. "It's a highly fragile and vulnerable system that really could suffer worse damage than it suffered with Maria in the face of another natural catastrophe", Puerto Rican Gov. Read More »

United Nations office calls on U.S. to stop separating families at border


Sessions announced early last month that there would be a zero tolerance policy, with all those without papers crossing into the United States charged with illegal entry before they could submit a request for political asylum. "It would place these children at risk of harm if they are housed with adults without the proper privacy that children should have". Ravina Shamdasani, a spokeswoman for the U.N. Read More »

USA ambassador Richard Grenell should 'reconsider role' after Europe comments: German lawmaker


In Berlin, the German Foreign Ministry asked Grenell to clarify his comments, and prominent left-wing German politicians have issued scathing rebukes, with some calling for his expulsion . "And they're sometimes opinions that people may or may not like. And there is a right to free speech as well". Grenell's comments come as the relationship between the United States and Germany is on the rocks, after Washington departed from the Iran nuclear agreement and imposed tariffs on European ... Read More »

Fire rips through newly renovated Mandarin hotel in London


Thick black smoke was seen billowing across the capital's skyline from the hotel where rooms start from £600-a-night. There were no immediate reports of any casualties. Anna Whiteley, a journalist at Golfing World magazine, tweeted around 4:30 p.m . that she had been evacuated to a nearby hotel, and praised "how well the evacuation operation [has] been put together". Read More »

Guatemala volcano eruption toll reaches 69


And triggering an apparent landslide on the southern slopes. The death toll from the eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire has risen dramatically as rescuers use heavy machinery and shovels to frantically search deep ash drifts and mud flows. Read More »

Scores more homes destroyed by lava flow on Hawaii's Big Island


Vivian Mark, a resident of Hilo who owns a beachfront vacation rental in Vacationland and is president of the Vacationland Hawaii Community Association, said Vacationland consisted of 240 housing lots and almost 90 farm lots, but she was unsure how many of those had properties built on them. Read More »

New evacuations near Guatemala volcano set off panic

The 3,763-meter (12,346-foot) volcano erupted early Sunday, June 2, spewing out towering plumes of ash and a hail of fiery rock fragments with scalding mud. On Tuesday evening, hundreds of people who live near the volcano were still trying to evacuate, as new lava flows were pushed from the volcano in a secondary eruption. Read More »

Duterte pledges to resign...if every woman wants him to


Duterte, who placed the southern third of the archipelago nation a year ago under martial law to battle Muslim militants, said "there's no difference actually between martial law and a declaration of national emergency". "You don't have to kiss that woman if you want to entertain people", said Ms Joms Salvador, secretary-general of the Gabriela Women's Party. "Come here", the 73-year-old Duterte said as he summoned the women to the stage. Read More »

Malaysian ex-PM's wife faces grilling over graft claims


Najib has been barred from leaving the country since his surprise defeat in last month's election and enforcement agencies have relaunched a probe into how the 1MDB funds went missing. On May 22 and 24, Najib was summoned by the MACC here to give his statement and explain the transfer of RM42 million from the SRC International account into his personal account. Read More »

DUP out of step with public opinion on abortion - Sinn Fein


The House of Commons will discuss the repeal of an 1861 law that makes abortion illegal, but from which England, Wales and Scotland have always been exempt. Ms Creasy stated: "Stopping abortion provision does not stop abortions, it simply increases the risk of a woman either having to make a degrading and lonely journey overseas or forced to continue an unwanted pregnancy, or worse risking buying pills online that may not be safe, with the threat of prosecution if she seeks medical help". Read More »

Kelly Sadler, White House aide who insulted John McCain, is out


Sen. McCain is now battling terminal brain cancer and was also mocked by Trump during his campaign. This is a developing story. In May, special assistant Kelly Sadler reportedly took exception to McCain's criticism of President Donald Trump's Central Intelligence Agency nominee, Gina Haspel , by dismissing his opinion and saying "he's dying anyway ". Read More »

Guatemala: Fuego volcano eruption toll rises to 75, around 200 missing

The seismological, volcanic and meteorological institute Insivumeh heightened its warnings after the volcano erupted again on Tuesday, forcing fresh evacuations and sending rescue workers scrambling for cover. Rescuers, police and journalists hurried to leave the area as a siren wailed and loudspeakers blared, "Evacuate". Among those fleeing was retiree Pantaleon Garcia, who was able to load his grandchildren into the back of a pickup with a jug of water and some food. Read More »

First lady will not go to G7, N. Korea summits


Melania Trump two days ago tweeted an optimistic message that many social media users suspect did not come from her: "I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing". Last week, as questions swirled about the state of her health and the hashtag #whereisMelania trended online, she tweeted that she was "feeling great" and "working hard on behalf of children and the American people ". Read More »

Shin Bet thwarts terror attack guided by operative in Syria


In order to carry out the attacks, Rashdeh and his accomplices planned to bring in an additional terrorist operative from Jordan, the Shin Bet said. The other two suspects, arrested in the following weeks, have not been identified. While the indictment against Rashdah remains under gag order, according to information cleared for publication, Rashdah and two other members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine were arrested in the affair and were indicted on Sunday, May 27th. Read More »

Omar al-Razzaz appointed Jordan's new PM amid protests


They were also demanding the removal of al-Mulki, whose government had proposed raising income tax by at least five percent. While some celebrated the change of government, a union leader said a strike planned for Wednesday would go ahead unless the draft income tax law was withdrawn. Read More »

Led Coalition Accused Of 'Potential War Crimes' In Push To Reclaim Raqqa


Despite pledges that civilian loss of life would be thoroughly investigated by coalition forces, Amnesty says there is no sign of this happening. Voice of America Newsnoted on Monday that, while Raqqa was indisputably devastated by the ISIS occupation and its fiery conclusion, about 132,000 civilians have returned to the city since the conclusion of the coalition operation in October 2017. Read More »

UK Remembers London Bridge Attack Victims on First Anniversary


Christine Archibald , 30, Xavier Thomas , 45, Alexandre Pigeard , 26, Sara Zelenak , 21, Kirsty Boden , 28, Sebastien Belanger , 36, James McMullan , 32, and Ignacio Echeverria , 39, were killed in the attack. Before the ceremony an impromptu service was held on the structure by the Islamic non-profit London Fatwa Council, with members carrying placards reading "One year later, London more united than ever" and framed pictures of the dead. Read More »

Mrs. Trump skipping G7, North Korea summits

She has, however, posted on social media multiple times since the procedure. "I think Donald Trump promised Melania that he would not win, she didn't have to worry about ever living in the White House ", Boehner said at the Mackinac Policy Conference in MI. Read More »

'Apprentice' contestant lawsuit will proceed as Trump seeks stay: NY judge


Zervos is one of more than a dozen women who accused Trump of unwanted sexual contact in 2016. He denied all the claims, saying they were "100 percent fabricated" and "totally false" and his accusers were "liars.' He specifically contested Zervos" allegations in a statement and retweeted a message that included her photo and described her claims as a 'hoax'. Read More »

Trump appealing ruling that bars blocking of Twitter critics


If Trump really doesn't like someone on Twitter, he could still "mute" them . Blocked followers are unable to reply directly to the president's tweets. We sued. Novelists Stephen King and Anne Rice, comedian Rosie O'Donnell, model Chrissy Teigen, actress Marina Sirtis and the military veterans political action committee are among others who have said on Twitter that Trump blocked them. Read More »