• US State Dept official to visit Taiwan for de facto embassy unveiling
US State Dept official to visit Taiwan for de facto embassy unveiling

The American Institute in Taiwan is not an official embassy, but a non-profit institution established by the USA government to represent its interest since Washington switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979 under the One China policy.

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  • Greece and Macedonia reach deal to end decades-old name dispute
Greece and Macedonia reach deal to end decades-old name dispute

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that he had reached a "good agreement" with Skopje on the constitutional name of the Republic of Macedonia , adding that it satisfied all of Athens' preconditions. After splitting from the former Yugoslavia, Macedonia was admitted into the United Nations in 1993 as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedon...

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  • Days after gator attacks and kills woman, city will install warning signs
Days after gator attacks and kills woman, city will install warning signs

The woman, Shizuka Matsuki, was attacked by a 12-foot, 6-inch alligator when she was walking in the Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park in south Florida. Fatal attacks on humans remain rare, however. "Her dogs won't leave the pond", Davie Police Maj. One of the dogs was found with a fresh wound, but Matsuki was missing. "She probably thought th...

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  • Man holds two people hostage in Paris
Man holds two people hostage in Paris

Special units and fire services were at the scene. He's holding two hostages. Officials declined to provide more details. "Cordoned off by law enforcement". " The man claims to be in possession of a bomb and a handgun ", France Bleu said, adding that the hostage-taker demanded to speak with Iranian embassy.

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  • Paris on lockdown as 'armed man takes hostages'
Paris on lockdown as 'armed man takes hostages'

Emergency services arrive at the scene of a hostage situation in central France on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. They declined to confirm French media reports that the hostage-taker wanted to hand a letter to the Iranian ambassador, or reports that he was holding three people and that one had been injured.

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  • Otto Warmbier 'Did Not Die in Vain'
Otto Warmbier 'Did Not Die in Vain'

Warmbier's mother Cindy told a United Nations symposium on the human rights situation in North Korea last month: 'I can't let Otto die in vain. I told this to his parents: A special young man, and I have to say: Special parents, special people.

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  • Vietnamese protest amid fear of Chinese investment in special economic zones
Vietnamese protest amid fear of Chinese investment in special economic zones

It added, "The Chinese embassy in Vietnam is closely monitoring the trend". Molotov cocktails and rocks were lobbed at the People's Committee Headquarters in south-eastern Binh Thuan province, where police said 102 people were held. Activists said several protesters were also detained in the country's economic hub, Ho Chi Minh City. "The bi...

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  • IL officer receives award for rescuing boy running on busy highway
IL officer receives award for rescuing boy running on busy highway

Then as he drew closer, Mannino realized it was actually a toddler wandering dangerously close to traffic. The sergeant pulled over and parked his squad auto to block traffic in the lane. Mannino alerted dispatch that he caught the boy and would begin the search for his parents, according to the Naperville Sun . The department's post says the ch...

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  • Officials warn of falling ash after explosion at Kilauea summit
Officials warn of falling ash after explosion at Kilauea summit

There's no way to know when the eruption will end or if more lava-spewing vents will open, according to USGS scientists. In the meantime, fewer workers are needed to staff a 24-hour operations center and officials are reducing checkpoints, Magno said.

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  • White House Trade Official Backs Away From His Insult to Trudeau
White House Trade Official Backs Away From His Insult to Trudeau

Speaking to ABC News, Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz added his voice to the chorus of condemnation, saying: "You know, I will say I've seen some of the reporting on the various comments, and I have to note that I'm pretty sure that circles of hell are not reserved for Canadians proposing retaliatory tariffs".

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

The DFC's Wiens said giving up further market share would "make it very hard for us to continue the growth and investment we've seen in the past several years". Leave it to U.S. President Donald Trump to bring Canadian Liberals and Conservatives together! Hours after Trump withdrew his support for the joint statement and attacked Trudeau, Whi...

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  • Iran-Backed Hezbollah Chief Vows to Remain in Syria
Iran-Backed Hezbollah Chief Vows to Remain in Syria

Netanyahu did not mention in the cabinet meeting that each of the leaders also made clear publicly that they continue to support the Iranian nuclear agreement which Israel adamantly opposes, and which the U.S. "It's natural to have differences between the different parties, whether within our government or other governments; Russia-Syria, Syria-I...

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  • South Korea Blindsided By Trump War Games Agreement
South Korea Blindsided By Trump War Games Agreement

Following diplomatic meetings with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un , President Donald Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity that he believes the North Korean regime will begin working toward denuclearization "virtually immediately". The wording recalls Seoul's reaction to Trump's initial cancellation of the summit with Kim two weeks ago, aft...

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  • Merkel Blasts Trump for 'Withdrawal by Tweet' From G7 Statement
Merkel Blasts Trump for 'Withdrawal by Tweet' From G7 Statement

Even so, dialogue with the United States president must continue and global partnerships aren't over, she said. "That was very friendly". "We would hope that the U.S. "They don't take our farm products", Trump complained at the news conference Tuesday. The U.S. had a trade surplus with Canada of about $7.7 billion in 2016, according to the Bu...

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  • Arron Banks to face MPs in parliamentary showdown over Russian Federation links
Arron Banks to face MPs in parliamentary showdown over Russian Federation links

Banks, who financed the Leave.EU campaign, said that at the time when he and his associate Andy Wigmore met Russian Embassy officials before the 2016 referendum, contact with them was not regarded as an issue. We were pretty trollied. In total, Mr Banks said he had two lunches with the Russian ambassador and one cup of tea where he was introduced...

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  • United States upsets China with new de facto embassy in Taiwan
United States upsets China with new de facto embassy in Taiwan

Local media also reported last week that a visit by a member of Trump's cabinet - secretary of health and human services Alex Azar - was a possibility. "It interferes with China's internal affairs and negatively impacts China-US relations". "It represents much more than steel and glass and concrete", Royce said at the ceremony.

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  • Ivanka Trump Made $3.9 Million From Father's Hotel in 2017
Ivanka Trump Made $3.9 Million From Father's Hotel in 2017

President Trump's daughter and son-in-law have continued to invest heavily and trade in real estate. One of Kushner's biggest holdings, a real estate tech startup called Cadre that he co-founded with his brother, Joshua, rose sharply in value.

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  • Tearful Dennis Rodman says he 'took bullets' for Kim friendship
Tearful Dennis Rodman says he 'took bullets' for Kim friendship

Rodman, who knows both Trump and Kim Jong Un , said the US President would understand the people of North Korea "have a heart". "I'm here to see it, I'm so happy". The next day, Rodman shared another photo, but this time it was of himself and Physical Culture and Sports Minister Kim Il Guk on Jun. 15, 2017. "We have really put ourselves on the...

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  • ICC overturns conviction of Congo warlord Bemba
ICC overturns conviction of Congo warlord Bemba

The ICC has now upheld his appeal against the 2016 ruling, to cheers from his supporters in the gallery. Jean-Pierre Bemba, pictured in 2016, had been sentenced to a total of 18 years in prison. In one incident, a man's wife was gang-raped and when he protested he, too, was raped at gunpoint. But human rights group Amnesty International said it...

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  • Watch a Fox News anchor apologize for calling Trump a dictator
Watch a Fox News anchor apologize for calling Trump a dictator

Scaramucci didn't say anything about her word choice, instead praising Trump for being a "disruptive risk-taker". Critics of the summit leapt at the leaders' handshake and the moonlight stroll Kim took Monday night along the glittering Singapore waterfront, saying it was further evidence that Trump was helping legitimize Kim on the world stage as...

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