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US Imposes More Sanctions on Russian Entities, Citing Cyberattacks - Treasury


And in April, U.S. and British officials accused the Russian government of hacking into routers and other network devices across the globe to conduct espionage and intellectual property theft.The Treasury Department also said that the sanctioned entities are involved in supporting Moscow's efforts to track undersea communication cables, which hold most of the world's telecommunications data. Read More »

Theresa May's day of Brexit reckoning is coming, sooner or later

In what is likely to be a highly-charged appearance before the backbench 1922 Committee on Monday, the Prime Minister is expected to say that the way MPs vote will send a message. It is expected that Tuesday will see MPs decide whether Parliament should have the power to set the Government's negotiating goals if Theresa May's deal with Brussels is voted down. Read More »

North Korea media breaks tradition to report summit


Mr. Trump's actions led to an extraordinary juxtaposition: an abrupt public feud and deterioration of ties between the USA and Canada at the same moment as warm words and a detente between the US and North Korea. It's not unusual for North Korean state media to belatedly publish news about major events. In an op-ed, the Washington Post emphasises how the USA president "has shown an ability to develop seemingly good relationships with some world leaders, and then to undermine them with ... Read More »

Donald Trump deepens G-7 divide with call to readmit Russian Federation


According to media reports, even as late as Thursday afternoon, Trump was rethinking his presence at the G7 meeting, telling advisers that there would be no point in attending the event since the U.S. In footage of the pair, Trump said of Macron: "Arm wrestling, he would be very, very tough". Trump plans to leave the summit four hours earlier than originally planned to fly to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House said. Read More »

ARCTIC BLAST: Trump SLAMS Canada’s Trudeau Over G7 Comments


But the reason he's anxious about milk exports to Canada is a non-tariff measure. He expressed confidence that USA relations with other G7 countries would continue to move forward, despite the weekend clash in Canada. "I don't understand the obsession with trade relations with Canada", he said, given that Canada is the biggest single buyer of American goods and services in the world. Read More »

'Mr. Kim!' DPRK Leader Loudly Celebrated on Night Out in Singapore


As a rule, they would only report on the leader's movements after the event. " North Korea has previously confirmed to us its willingness to denuclearise and we are eager to see if those words prove honest", he said. The first-ever meeting between a US president and a North Korean leader was to kick off at 9 a.m. Tuesday with a handshake, an image sure to be devoured from Washington to Pyongyang and beyond. Read More »

Takfiri terrorists attack besieged Shia towns in Syria's Idlib: Monitor


The bombing raids hit a string of towns and villages in the northwest province of Idlib, which is nearly entirely controlled by various jihadist and hardline rebels. Panos Moumtzis, the United Nations regional humanitarian coordinator, called on major powers to broker a settlement to end the war and avoid a bloodbath in Idlib. Read More »

Focus on winning over Scots to independence from UK, Sturgeon tells SNP


She will also repeat her call for immigration policy to be devolved to the Scottish Parliament . Asked specifically if a second referendum was possible before Brexit , she said: "Anything in life is possible". A new Building Scotland Fund, which for the next two years will cover the work the Scottish National Investment Bank will do once established. "The Growth Commission provides the platform on which we will renew the case for independence", she said. Read More »

Ethiopia PM meets Sisi as Egypt seeks mutual cooperation


For his part, Sisi described Egypt's relations with Ethiopia as "strategic", promising to maintain cooperation with the Ethiopian side for the best interests of both nations. During the meeting in Addis Ababa, the three states agreed to form a scientific study group for consultation on the reservoir construction and filling and to hold a summit among the three countries' leaders every six months. Read More »

Hurricane Bud: Path, models, latest forecast of Category 3 hurricane today


Forecasters said Bud was expected to strengthen further before a slow weakening trend starts Tuesday. A tropical storm watch was issued by the government of Mexico for Manzanillo to Cabo Corrientes, The Weather Channel reported. The rain could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, forecasters said. The Hurricane Center said the storm could generate swells that cause life-threatening surf and rip currents over the coming days along Mexico's southwestern coast. Read More »

At least 12 dead, 31 wounded in Kabul govt building attack


More than 30 people were killed in a blast at a Shia shrine in the capital in March, while nearly 70 were killed in a bombing at a voter registration attack the following month. It would last from the "27th of Ramadan until the fifth day of Eid-al-Fitr", he said, indicating it could run from June 12-19. It is the first time the militants have agreed to suspend fighting since the 2001 USA invasion, and the move was largely welcomed by war-weary Afghans. Read More »

Trump attends G-7 gender equality breakfast


EDT on Saturday. The White House did not say what the president would talk about. President Donald Trump showed up late to a breakfast event on gender equality at the G-7 with his fellow leaders, causing something of a scene. The G-7's annual summit, usually a friendly gathering between seven industrialized democracies, was rife with tensions this year, as Trump feuded with key US allies over his decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from the European Union, ... Read More »

Theresa May appeals for Tory unity ahead of Brexit Bill vote

Ministers want to overturn or alter 14 out of 15 amendments to the bill proposed by the House of Lords in mid-May. During what is likely to be a highly-charged appearance before the backbench Conservative 1922 Committee on Monday evening, Mrs May will highlight that although the bill is largely a technical measure, the way her party votes will send an important signal to the country. Read More »

Trump leaves G7 meet in shambles, calls Trudeau 'dishonest liar'


Trump complained that he had been blindsided by Trudeau's criticism of his tariff threats at a summit-ending news conference. Donald Trump's top economic adviser is accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of betraying the United States administration hours after the president himself launched insults at the prime minister, calling him "very dishonest and weak " and all via Twitter . Read More »

Missing US air force officer found in California after 35 years

It was July 17, 1983, and the Air Force was sending Hughes overseas on a mission to help North Atlantic Treaty Organisation test aircraft surveillance systems. He was last seen in New Mexico withdrawing $28,500 from his bank account at 19 different branch locations, the Air Force said in a statement. On Aug. Read More »

Trump advisers slam Trudeau's 'betrayal' days before Kim summit


Trudeau closed the G7 summit by issuing a strong rebuke Trump's trade threats, calling them "kind of insulting " and saying they would be met with retaliatory measures from July. Emmanuel Macron has warned Donald Trump about "fits of anger" after the United States president refused to endorse a joint communique of G7 leaders. Read More »

Police officers hurt at 'free Tommy Robinson' protest


Far-Right Dutch MP Gert Wilders, 54, who was banned from Britain in 2009 but later had the ban overturned, addressed around 3,000 supporters in Whitehall, saying: 'I am here to tell you that you will never walk alone. Robinson was jailed last month after he used social media to broadcast details of a trial that was subject to blanket reporting restrictions. The EDL founder's Facebook Live stream outside Leeds Crown Court about another case taking place was found to be in contempt of court. Read More »

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to visit Australia, Fiji

The British monarch celebrated her official 92nd birthday with the Trooping the Colour at Whitehall's Horse Guards Parade. Prince Harry created and is the patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, which runs the tournament, and has previously attended the games in other host cities. Read More »

White House Pays People To Tape Documents Trump Rips Apart


He described some papers being split down the middle and others torn up as small as confetti - and he was tasked at assembling them "like a jigsaw puzzle". "I had a letter from Schumer - he tore it up", he said referring to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer. "It was the craziest thing ever", Lartey told the news outlet. Read More »

Trump G7 tweets 'sobering and depressing': Merkel


The tweetstorm is the latest fallout from a bad-tempered G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, in which the President found himself at odds with numerous leaders present, largely over his planned tariffs on a range of goods, including steel and aluminum. Read More »

Three Catholic bishops resign over sex abuse scandal


Bishop Juan Barros Madrid was accused of covering up the acts of a notorious abuser; Pope Francis enraged thousands of Catholics in Chile when he appointed Juan Barros as bishop of Osorno in 2015. He denied the charge, but was one of the 34 Chilean bishops who submitted their resignations to the pope after Francis summoned them to Rome for a dressing down and briefing on the Scicluna report in April. Read More »

Air Force officer, missing for 35 years, found in California


Capt Hughes is now being held at Travis Air Force Base in California , a statement from the USAF's office of special investigations said . This undated photo released by the U.S. He had top secret clearance, but "none that could compromise national security", Pentagon officials said in article that appeared in the Journal on May 2, 1984. Read More »

(Updated) Malaysia to have a new national vehicle


Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he plans to start another national auto, after Proton's takeover by a Chinese company a year ago, reported Free Malaysia Today . Mahathir made no reference to 1MDB in Tokyo . Speaking at a news conference, Mahathir referred to the Chinese investments and projects during the Najib era which he believes will leave Malaysians with billions of dollars in debt. Read More »

Taliban claim Afghanistan checkpoint attack that killed five security forces


The Taliban on Saturday announced their first-ever cease-fire since the start of the Afghan War, accepting the Kabul government's offer to halt fighting at the conclusion of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan . He said, "People and valiant armed forces of Pakistan have paid a heavy price four peace as over 70,000 soldiers and civilians have been martyred and wounded since the 9/11". Read More »

Pope to oil execs: Clean energy is an epochal challenge


Pope Francis said that about a billion people are living without electricity and that lacking this basic need hinders their ability to move out of poverty, according to the Wall Street Journal . In 2015, he penned an encyclical on climate change that said it is real and primarily the result of human activity. The climate encyclical , which is known as " Laudato Si " or "Praise Be to You", is Pope Francis's call to do something about climate change. Read More »

Missing toddler in Bullitt County found SAFE


It was the end of a almost two day search Brown described taking part in. "I feel strongly that I need to get some clothes on where I can go into the woods and help find her", Brown said. "You hear about it with people but it's always somebody way off at a disatnce". He said when he was 8 years old, his 3-year-old brother went missing. Read More »

Missing Air Force Officer Found 35 Years Later In California

An undated picture of Capt. William Howard Hughes, Jr. He told authorities that he had been depressed about being in the military and had fled to California , creating the fictitious identity. Hughes was last seen withdrawing thousands in Albuquerque in the summer of 1983 after returning from a two-week vacation in Europe. Pressed on inconsistencies, the man said his real name was William Hughes. Read More »

Italy 'to shut ports' to boat carrying over 600 refugees

The ship said it had been ordered by Italy's coast guard coordination centre late Sunday to remain 55 kilometres off Italy and 45 kilometres from Malta . It added that the Aquarius "is still waiting for definitive instructions regarding the port of safety". He noted that other European countries are very much involved in current rescue operations in the Mediterranean - including a German aid group now off Libya - but no country is stepping up to actually take in the migrants . Read More »

Arron Banks held undisclosed meetings with Russian officials ahead of Brexit vote


For instance, instead of just a meal with drinks, documents show at least two meetings the same week that Leave.EU launched its official campaign - as well as "an introduction to a Russian businessman, by the Russian ambassador, the day after Leave.EU launched its campaign, who reportedly offered Banks a multibillion dollar opportunity to buy Russian goldmines", the Guardian reported. Read More »

First lady attends annual Ford's Theatre gala in Washington


First Lady Melania Trump stepped out solo Sunday night to attend an annual gala in Washington DC as her husband landed in Singapore ahead of the highly-anticipated meeting with Kim Jong Un . Media and internet conspiracy theories rose up as she recovered from the surgery, claiming that she had moved back to NY or was cozied up with the Obamas writing a tell-all about plastic surgery and her husband. Read More »