• Canada's Freeland to visit Washington this week for…
Canada's Freeland to visit Washington this week for…

President Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. The prime minister said the government is dealing with the US on multiple economic fronts, including trying to forge a deal on a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement. Canadian government officials have said they are prepared to impose retaliatory tariffs should the Trump admini...

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  • Trump reveals details about meeting with top North Korean official
Trump reveals details about meeting with top North Korean official

He said it "went very well". Upon his arrival at the White House, Kim Yong-chol was greeted by Chief of Staff John Kelly before heading, along with several other officials, towards the Oval Office entrace. Kim Yong Chol landed in NY on Wednesday as the most senior North Korean envoy to hold talks with American officials on US soil in 18 years....

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  • Trump Says June 12 Meeting With Kim Jong-un Is Back On
Trump Says June 12 Meeting With Kim Jong-un Is Back On

Ending weeks of uncertainly, President Donald Trump announced Friday that his historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is back on for June 12 in Singapore. Pompeo said they finished everything they needed to address in the morning session. And they agreed to pursue dates and places for further talks on matters such as railway, roa...

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  • One dead, two wounded in knife attack on German train
One dead, two wounded in knife attack on German train

When the train arrived in Flensburg at 7.06pm two police officers allegedly entered the train. They said the details of the attack were not clear yet, but that one of the injured was a 22-year-old female police officer. The station was cordoned off. Police and rescue workers were seen on the site. The train was still 20 km (12.5 miles) away from ...

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  • Denmark passes law banning face veil in public spaces
Denmark passes law banning face veil in public spaces

Denmark's center-right government enacted the law with a vote of 75-30, with 74 absent, The Associated Press reported . The law does not ban headscarves, turbans, Jewish skull caps or face coverings worn for a "recognizable purpose" during cold weather or while riding a motorcycle.

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  • Flash flooding possible in western, coastal SC
Flash flooding possible in western, coastal SC

Meanwhile, residents in Ellicott City, Maryland are cleaning up from flash flooding that devastated the historic downtown area and left at least one man dead. Since its Memorial Day landfall in the Florida Panhandle, Alberto's heavy rains have been widespread, with flooding reported from Alabama through Tennessee, Kentucky , the Carolinas, West ...

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  • Karthik Nemmani, 14, wins National Spelling Bee
Karthik Nemmani, 14, wins National Spelling Bee

It was a dream come true". As champion of the 93-year-old competition, he will receive more than $42,000 in cash and prizes. The expanded field also forced several logistical changes, such as an extra day of onstage spelling this week. The 16 finalists ranged in age from 11 to 14 and include nine girls and seven boys. "It's been great from th...

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  • Study hikes Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria death toll to 4645
Study hikes Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria death toll to 4645

The question for USA authorities about Puerto Rico, an American territory, is how many of those deaths could have been prevented with a better emergency response? That figure dwarfs Puerto Rico's official death toll of 64 , which the article's authors called a "substantial underestimate" of Hurricane Maria's death toll.

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  • President’s pardons meant to assuage allies under fire
President’s pardons meant to assuage allies under fire

Trump pardoned Kristian Mark Saucier , who was convicted of unauthorized retention of defense information after using his cellphone to take unauthorized photos aboard the nuclear submarine USS Alexandria. D'Souza also often posted racist comments about former President Barack Obama, and as a student at Dartmouth University, he published an a...

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  • North Korea top officials flying to US
North Korea top officials flying to US

At their first meeting on April 27, Kim and Moon announced vague aspirations for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and permanent peace, which Seoul has tried to sell as a meaningful breakthrough that increases the chances of successful talks between Kim and Trump.

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  • Bashar al-Assad Says U.S. Should Leave Syria
Bashar al-Assad Says U.S. Should Leave Syria

Assad has said that direct conflict between Russian Federation and the USA in Syria was narrowly avoided. "We were close to have direct conflict between the Russian forces and the American forces", Assad said. "We are looking for ways to force Iran out of Syria", he said. They have to learn the lesson. Iraq is no exception. "People will not acc...

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  • Latest updates as Trump takes on bloc with HUGE tariffs
Latest updates as Trump takes on bloc with HUGE tariffs

The US administration also launched a national security investigation last week into auto and truck imports, using the same 1962 law it has applied to curb incoming steel and aluminum . "US steel consumers are already reporting price increases and supply chain disruption and with some half-billion dollars of steel exported from the United Kingdo...

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  • Pedro Sanchéz appointed Spanish PM after Mariano Rajoy is ousted in vote
Pedro Sanchéz appointed Spanish PM after Mariano Rajoy is ousted in vote

Mariano Rajoy has become the first serving Spanish prime minister to be ousted in a no-confidence vote since the country returned to democracy four decades ago as parliament immediately replaced him with Pedro Sanchéz, the Socialist former opposition leader.

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  • Trump claims that Mueller’s team will be ‘meddling’ in midterm elections
Trump claims that Mueller’s team will be ‘meddling’ in midterm elections

Trump has repeatedly referred to Mueller's team as "13 angry Democrats", although Mueller is a Republican . At this point, the only hope that the investigation will be allowed to proceed to its true conclusion is if the Senate acts in a bipartisan manner to pass legislation that protects Robert Mueller .

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  • Headless Pompeii skeleton: Man decapitated while fleeing eruption, say archaeologists
Headless Pompeii skeleton: Man decapitated while fleeing eruption, say archaeologists

The remains of a man trying to escape the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius almost 2,000 years ago were found in Pompeii, Italy, this week , and the photographs have become a meme. Archaeologists working at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii , Italy, found the man's remains from A.D. 79. New excavations at the Pompeii site began in March , i...

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  • White House says Pompeo to meet senior DPRK official in US
White House says Pompeo to meet senior DPRK official in US

Kim is scheduled to arrive in New York Wednesday afternoon. "Solid response to my letter, thank you!" A North Korean delegation led by another of Kim Jong Un's trusted aides, Kim Chang Son, flew to Singapore on Monday night for talks with US officials to discuss logistical issues for the summit.

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  • Spain finds its comeback kid in new leader Pedro Sanchez
Spain finds its comeback kid in new leader Pedro Sanchez

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is likely to be forced out of office after a key party said it would support a motion of no confidence against him, Spanish media report. It also ordered the party to pay back €245,000 (US$290,000) received from the scheme to help finance election campaigns. Mr Sanchez has already committed to respecting a budget pass...

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  • A Reportedly Murdered Russian Journalist Showed Up Alive The Next Day
A Reportedly Murdered Russian Journalist Showed Up Alive The Next Day

Ukrainian police spokesman Yaroslav Trakalo had said Babchenko was found bleeding by his wife after she heard shooting, adding that he died in an ambulance on his way to hospital. Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the State Duma, told Russian news agencies Wednesday that Russia would be happy to help with the investigation if Ukrainian authorities...

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  • Scottish First Minister to Meet EU Brexit Negotiator in Brussels
Scottish First Minister to Meet EU Brexit Negotiator in Brussels

The ERT said trade must remain as "frictionless as with a customs union ". "We need to put all of our resources into developing a workable solution, and quickly". Embattled at home, May has so far failed to come up with a final version of what sort of future customs arrangement London would seek with the European Union after Brexit.

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  • Canada Retaliates With Tariffs on $12.8 Billion of U.S. Goods
Canada Retaliates With Tariffs on $12.8 Billion of U.S. Goods

The peso has dropped 6.4% in May, the biggest monthly decline since November 2016 after Donald Trump won the US presidential election. Canada , the largest supplier of steel to the United States, will impose tariffs covering C$16.6 billion (S$17.1 billion) on imports from the United States, including whiskey, orange juice, steel, aluminium a...

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