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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

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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 »

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »