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Athens, Skopje Reach Agreement on Constitutional Name of Macedonia

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras leaves the Presidential Palace following his meeting with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos (not pictured) in Athens, Greece , June 12, 2018. Athens, which has a northern region also called Macedonia bordering on the ex-Yugoslav republic, objected to the name, demanding it be changed. Tsipras was widely expected to give a state address later in the day. Read More »

Armed man 'with a bomb' holds three inside a shop

Law enforcement officials cordoned off the area. The man was described as "determined and violent" by police, who surrounded the building where three hostages were being held on Tuesday. But the police source said he had asked to communicate with the Iranian embassy so that they could convey a message to the French government. Police also did not confirm reports that one of the hostages was injured. Read More »

Explosion at Hawaii volcano spews ash as lava flows into sea

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The eruption has spewed out enough lava to fill 45,400 Olympic-sized pools since it started, the US Geological Survey said. Some areas have been covered up to 20 feet deep. At least 12,000 earthquakes on Hawaii's Big Island in the last 30 days . U.S. Geological Survey and Hawaii County Civil Defense reports said lava overflowed the channel for several hours near the intersection of Highway 132 and Pohoiki Road, though nearly none of the overspill extended beyond hardened lava previously ... Read More »

Officer rescues toddler running on side of IL highway

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Anthony Mannino on its Facebook page Monday. Sergeant Mannino received a lifesaver award from his department. Then as he drew closer, Mannino realized it was actually a toddler wandering dangerously close to traffic. No one was hurt, which the police department attributes to Mannino's "observation while on patrol and quick reaction, placing his squad auto and himself between the child and traffic". Read More »

White House Trade Official Backs Away From His Insult to Trudeau

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Unbowed, Trump tweeted anew Monday morning from Singapore, repeating his criticism of USA trade policies with Canada - he also took aim at Germany - in a multitweet rant that went beyond 200 words all told. On Saturday, he called the Canadian prime minister "very dishonest and weak". Trump aides accused Trudeau of betrayal of Trump for his statement on retaliation. Read More »

Arron Banks tells MPs: I have no business interests in Russian Federation

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Banks held a series of undisclosed meetings with Russian embassy officials around the time of the 2016 referendum campaign, according to reports in the Observer and Sunday Times ( how the story broke is a sub-plot in itself ). "This whole fake news narrative started to roll from it". It had not been mentioned. "It was only when Trump won that there had to be a reason why he had won and Brexit happened". Read More »

Trudeau's criticism will cost Canada 'a lot of money'

The spat has also drawn in Germany and France, who sharply criticised Mr Trump's decision to abruptly withdraw his support for a G7 communique hammered out at a Canadian summit, accusing him of destroying trust and acting inconsistently. "It's kind of like ... if you were sitting with a friend and then out of the blue, you just punched them in the face", he said . With enough concessions, the value of farmers' production quotas, worth about $25,000 per cow, could fall as other countries ... Read More »

Assad denies Russia makes decisions for him

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Syria, a country that advocates the achievement of a definitive peace through dialogue between the parties involved in the conflict , has been mired in a bloody war since March 2011, when terrorist groups, supported by Western countries, are confronting government troops. Read More »

Leaders tweet own angles on 'spontaneous' G7 moment

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Others, however, insisted that Trump looks like he's in control of the situation in the photo. Photographs from the Group of Seven summit provided by the German and American governments suggest contrasting images of their leaders. The US and its allies have been locked in a bitter dispute of trade tariffs and perceived trade " inequality " for quite some time. In return, Mr Trump made the French president his guest at his first White House state dinner, after which the U.S. Read More »

Otto Warmbier 'Did Not Die in Vain'

A special young man and I have to say special parents, special people. Trump's comments came in response to a reporter's asking why he was "so comfortable" calling Kim "very talented". He pointed to a former North Korean prisoner, American college student Otto Warmbier, who died after being detained in the country for 17 months. Read More »

Denuclearization, US troop withdrawal key to peace on Korean peninsula

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China had always implemented United Nations sanctions against its reclusive neighbour "in a serious and strict manner", he said. Between 1996 and 2005, joint U.S. There is also an analysis that Pyongyang has intentionally revealed the charter of a Chinese airplane to display a close bilateral relationship in the face of global sanctions led by the U.S. Read More »

Rodman weeps during interview on sidelines of Trump-Kim summit

Rodman began to tear up recalling the death threats he had received because of his visits, saying his intentions had been good and misunderstood - to promote peace, dialogue and sports in North Korea. Kept going back. I showed my loyalty and my trustworthiness to this country. But I took those bullets, I took all of that. No one to see me. Everyone came at me and I'm still standing. Read More »

Fox News host sorry for calling Trump, Kim 'two dictators'

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The summit with Trump is the culmination of months of posturing and negotiating between top United States and North Korean officials and comes less than two weeks after Trump reversed his decision to scrap plans for the meeting, which is set to take place in Singapore. Read More »

Lawmakers want to question Brexit backer on Russian Federation meetings

The group operated separately from the official Vote Leave campaign. We were pretty trollied. "The ambassador was probably in a worse state than we were", he said. The pair and Mr Farage have had a meeting with a senior official at the USA embassy over claims made against them, Mr Wigmore added. Mr Banks, whose wife is Russian, said opponents of Brexit and Mr Trump had seized on claims of Russian interference as an explanation for their defeats, suggesting several MPs had used the ancient ... Read More »

Dennis Rodman arrives in Singapore ahead of Trump-Kim summit

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After a handshake, they were soon smiling and holding each other by the arm, before Trump guided Kim to the library where they held a meeting with only their interpreters. It will be the first ever meeting between a sitting US President and North Korean leader. "I think our whole relationship with North Korea and the Korean peninsula is going to be a very different situation than it has in the past", Trump said . Read More »

Why Was Singapore Chosen To Host The Summit?

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Mr Trump had said on Saturday he would know within a minute of meeting Mr Kim whether he would reach a deal. "Our whole relationship with North Korea and the Korean Peninsula is going to a very much different situation than it has in the past". Read More »

U.S. unveils new ‘embassy’ in Taiwan amid strained China ties

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Since 1979, Washington has switched its diplomatic recognition of Taipei to Beijing but has maintained close ties with Taiwan based on its Taiwan Relations Act. Beijing considers Taiwan to be a breakaway Chinese province to eventually be reunited with the mainland, by force if necessary. Beijing suspects Tsai wants to push for formal independence, which would cross a red line for Communist Party leaders in Beijing. Read More »

Trump, Kim confident but body language reveals nerves at first meeting

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They will be joined only by translators and will spend a couple of hours before admitting their close advisers to the meeting. Trump traveled to Singapore from Canada, where he a meeting with other world leaders. Trump appeared to be speaking to Kim throughout the 12 seconds of the handshake but Kim did not reply. At the start of the summit, the two leaders who once threatened each other with nuclear annihilation shook hands on a red carpet in front of the island resort hotel chosen for ... Read More »

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner made $82 million in 2017

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As for her husband, Kushner has earned over $5 million in income from an apartment complex he acquired previous year. In all, he took in at least $70 million, the Post said. And he reported a new loan from Bank of America for between $5 million and $25 million that is payable by 2022 related to the Quail Ridge property. Kushner's disclosure also showed that he has assumed growing debt over the past year, both expanding his use of revolving lines of credit and taking on additional debt of ... Read More »

Merkel expresses skepticism over upcoming G7 summit

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The Chancellor stressed that "it was the General opinion" of the participants. "It was a common point of view", - said Merkel. She points to demands by Trump for Europe to pay more for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, his exit from the Paris climate agreement, conflicts over trade and his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal last month. Read More »

Italian court convicts man over kidnap of model

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Prosecutors say British model Chloe Ayling was drugged and kidnapped when she showed up at a Milan address for a modeling job, then held for six days at a farmhouse in the neighboring Piedmont region before being released at the British consulate in Milan . Read More »

Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano creates new coastline

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The current eruption burst through the ground more than a month ago in the Leilani Estates neighborhood, where fissures ripped open and lava destroyed homes and wiped out several square miles of buildings and property. "Lava continues to enter the ocean along a broad front in Kapoho Bay and the Vacationland area and it continues to creep north of what remains of Kapoho Beach Lots", said USGS geologist Janet Babb. Read More »

Trump Aide Larry Kudlow Hospitalized After Heart Attack

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As a commentator, Kudlow had strongly backed Trump's moves to cut taxes and reduce business regulations but was openly critical toward the president's tariffs moves. He accused Mr Trudeau for the collapse of a joint communiqué after saying he was going ahead with retaliatory tariffs on the US. After Trudeau's remarks, Kudlow said that Trump would not "let a Canadian prime minister push him around". Read More »

Trump's Twitter rant against Trudeau garners global reactions

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He left early, made a decision to walk out of a couple of meetings because he didn't agree with what they had to say, did not attend the discussions on climate change or women's rights, which again, came to no one's surprise, and then of course, he left the entire thing early after getting pissed off at Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau . Read More »

China Sets ‘Red Line’ for U.S. Ceremony in Taiwan

China and the U.S. - now in heated talks over trade - have frequently sparred over questions of militarization of the South China Sea, where Taiwan also has competing claims to parts or all of the region. During her visit, Marie Royce will hold talks with local officials on partnerships and exchanges between the United States and Taiwan, meet alumni of USA exchange programmes, and engage with the local and foreign business community on entrepreneurship and the business climate, according to ... Read More »

Trump economic aide Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack

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The famously pinstripe-suited Kudlow succeeded Gary Cohn , a former Goldman Sachs executive who left the post in a dispute over Trump's decision to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. "He was polarizing. He really kind of stabbed us in the back, he did a great disservice to the whole G-7, he betrayed them". There was no additional information from the White House or second source, rather it was only Trump's twitter account. Read More »

No visit to Northern Ireland for Pope Francis in August

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The itinerary for his trip to Ireland was published on Monday morning. The visit comes after voters in Ireland overwhelmingly overturned one of the world's strictest bans on abortions in a referendum, despite opposition from the Catholic Church. Read More »