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Author: 0 Trump takes aim at Canada after Trudeau's retaliation over new USA tariffs

Canada's planned retaliatory measures will take effect July 1 and stay in place until the US backs down. The Trump administration says it is imposing a 25 per cent tariff on Canadian steel and 10 per cent tariff on Canadian aluminum starting at midnight tonight, ostensibly because of national-security concerns.

World 'Jesus Wouldn't be Riding a Donkey'
Author: 0 'Jesus Wouldn't be Riding a Donkey'

As the televangelist who preaches the controversial " prosperity gospel " explained to his followers in a video last week, if Jesus Christ walked the earth today, "he wouldn't be riding a donkey". "Yes, but I can't go in one stop". "I've used em, and just burning them up for the Lord Jesus Christ". The Dassault Falcon 7X would certainly do the trick.

World U.S. vetoes United Nations resolution on protecting Palestinians
Author: 0 U.S. vetoes United Nations resolution on protecting Palestinians

The Security Council has been deeply divided and paralyzed over dealing with the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Haley blasted the Kuwaiti-drafted resolution on Friday, calling it "grossly one-sided" and arguing that it failed to place blame on Hamas for inciting the deadly protests.

World 30-year-old son leaves parents’ home ahead of eviction
Author: 0 30-year-old son leaves parents’ home ahead of eviction

Millennial Michael Rotondo is finally moving out of his parents' upstate NY home - thanks to conservative host Alex Jones who gave him $3,000 to help him move. "Get one - you have to work!" Rotondo had never contributed to any household expenses or assisted in any household chores after moving back in eight years ago, according to papers filed with the NY court.

World United States warns Syria against attacking Kurdish militants
Author: 0 United States warns Syria against attacking Kurdish militants

According to the report, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu assured Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman during their meeting in Moscow on Thursday of Russia's approval for Israeli strikes, the report said. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attends a joint press conference with his German counterpart following their talks in Moscow on May 10, 2018.

World Halsey Lays Into Ivanka Trump for New Photo With Her Son
Author: 0 Halsey Lays Into Ivanka Trump for New Photo With Her Son

The White House wrongly blamed Democrats for forcing his administration to separate children from parents. The Trump administration on Tuesday sought to blame Democrats for what it calls a "border crisis", claiming that Democrats were standing in the way of much-needed laws.

Author: 0 Visa outage blocks transactions across Europe

Angry customers also took to social media to vent about their cards not working. The problems are understood to have begun around 2.30pm on Friday 1 June 2018. "We've just been shopping and my Visa card didn't work". 'Had to leave my trolley with staff whilst I drove to another cash machine'. "They looked really irritated".

World Canada's Freeland to visit Washington this week for NAFTA talks
Author: 0 Canada's Freeland to visit Washington this week for NAFTA talks

Those exemptions are due to expire Friday, and if they are not renewed, Trudeau said consumers in both Canada and the US would be hurt. She declined to say, however, whether she expected President Donald Trump's administration to extend the exemption or impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports from Canada and 10 percent on aluminum.

World Study Estimates 4600 Dead From Hurricane Maria
Author: 0 Study Estimates 4600 Dead From Hurricane Maria

A back-of-the envelope calculation by The Economist of excess mortality above that expected by deaths in previous years puts the toll at about 1,200. Fredyson Martinez, vice president of the power authority workers' union, said he estimates that roughly 10 percent to 15 percent of the fix work done over the last eight months did not meet basic quality standards.

World Trump Confirms Summit With Kim on June 12, Says Pyongyang Wants Denuclearization
Author: 0 Trump Confirms Summit With Kim on June 12, Says Pyongyang Wants Denuclearization

After the 80-minute meeting, Trump told reporters that the summit he canceled a week ago would be happening June 12 in Singapore as originally scheduled. Despite Kim's apparent eagerness for a summit with Trump, there are lingering doubts about whether he will fully relinquish his nuclear weapons, which he may see as his only guarantee of survival.

World Trump says June summit with North Korea's Kim is back on
Author: 0 Trump says June summit with North Korea's Kim is back on

US President Donald Trump , flanked by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands on Friday with North Korean Kim Yong Chol (left) at the White House in Washington, DC. "As we move to adjust to the political situation in the face of United States hegemonism, I am willing to exchange detailed and in-depth opinions with your leadership and hope to do so moving forward", Kim told Sergey Lavrov.

World One person killed, two critically wounded in German train knife attack
Author: 0 One person killed, two critically wounded in German train knife attack

A policewoman at the scene confronted the man and shot him dead after suffering from an injury herself. Man, woman and their adult daughter was seriously injured and was taken to the hospital. The incident took place on an intercity train going from Cologne to Flensburg after a quarrel between two passengers escalated into a stabbing. He added that he was "not aware of" any connection to terrorism as yet.

World Denmark joins some European nations in banning burqa, niqab
Author: 0 Denmark joins some European nations in banning burqa, niqab

Interestingly, this new law, popularly dubbed as " Burqa Ban " is seen as targeting Muslim women in the country who choose to wear a particular type of clothing. Human rights campaigners say the law will have particularly negative consequences for Muslim women, limiting their identity and freedom. Two women wearing the Islamic niqab stand outside the French Embassy during a demonstration in London, on April 11, 2011.

World Evacuation order lifted; N Carolina dam is safe
Author: 0 Evacuation order lifted; N Carolina dam is safe

Schools in the county were closed due to poor road conditions. The bodies of two people were found among the rubble of a home following a landslide in North Carolina. McDowell County Emergency Management is asking people to be patient as it assesses the danger. The governor's office said the declaration will help North Carolina coordinate storm response and prepare for any additional impacts.

World Dallas duel: Wild card turns tables at National Spelling Bee
Author: 0 Dallas duel: Wild card turns tables at National Spelling Bee

Nemmani's win came after fellow Texan, 12-year-old Naysa Modi, was unable to correctly spell bewusstseinslage , a German word meaning " a state of consciousness or a feeling devoid of sensory components ", according to Merriam-Webster . The Spelling Bee is not merely a memory test of exotic words as it also requires learning about the origins of words and the languages they are derived from.

World New study estimates higher death toll in Puerto Rico post-Maria
Author: 0 New study estimates higher death toll in Puerto Rico post-Maria

In Puerto Rico, every disaster-related death must be confirmed by the Institute of Forensic Sciences by bringing the body to San Juan or having a medical examiner travel to verify the death. Researchers wrote that health care disruption in the USA after Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy and hurricanes Harvey and Irma were also a major contributor to storm-related deaths.

World Trump considering commuting Blagojevich sentence
Author: 0 Trump considering commuting Blagojevich sentence

U.S. President Donald Trump said he will grant a full pardon on Thursday to conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza, who was sentenced in 2014 to five years of probation for federal campaign law violations. "I am seriously thinking about - not pardoning - but I am seriously thinking of a curtailment of Blagojevich", he added, apparently referring to a commutation of the sentence.

World Top North Korean heads to US, Russian FM to visit Pyongyang
Author: 0 Top North Korean heads to US, Russian FM to visit Pyongyang

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in NY, officials said. While Pompeo is based in Washington , the North Korean diplomats accredited to the United Nations are based in NY and are not allowed to travel outside the city without special dispensation, making it the easiest place for meetings to be held.

World Pentagon warns Assad against attacking US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria
Author: 0 Pentagon warns Assad against attacking US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria

Asked if there was anything Syria could do to stop Israeli air strikes, Assad said: "The only option is to improve our air defence, this is the only thing we can do, and we are doing that". Israel has claimed that it targeted military infrastructure run by its archfoe Iran, which has been Damascus' other key ally in the conflict. Both Russia and Iran have played pivotal roles in helping reverse Assad's fortunes, and Faisal Mekdad, Syria's deputy foreign minister, last week reassured Tehran ...

World Spain's PM Rajoy gets standing ovation ahead of no-confidence vote
Author: 0 Spain's PM Rajoy gets standing ovation ahead of no-confidence vote

He already conceded defeat and congratulated Sanchez, 46, as the next prime minister. The Socialist party leader, Mr Rajoy's arch-rival who called for the vote, is poised to take over as prime minister. The reputation of Rajoy's Popular Party's was badly damaged by a court verdict last week that identified it as a beneficiary of a large kickbacks-for-contracts scheme.

World Trump accuses Mueller of 'meddling' in mid-term elections
Author: 0 Trump accuses Mueller of 'meddling' in mid-term elections

Warner said Trump is criticizing his own appointees in the FBI and Justice Department "who are not willing to do inappropriate things like shut down the (Mueller) investigation". And his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, told Fox News earlier this month that Trump fired Comey because the FBI director wouldn't publicly state that he "wasn't a target" of the Russian Federation investigation.

World Pompeii: New find shows man crushed trying to flee eruption
Author: 0 Pompeii: New find shows man crushed trying to flee eruption

Archaeologists still working on retrieving artifacts and remains from the buried city of Pompeii uncovered the skeleton of a man who seems to have died of bad luck. The skeleton was discovered at a recently uncovered area of the Pompeii archaeological site near Naples, Italy. The skeleton, found facing face-up, appears to have been crushed by a large stone during the catastrophe.

World South Korean President could attend Trump- Kim Jong-un summit
Author: 0 South Korean President could attend Trump- Kim Jong-un summit

Sung Kim, the former USA ambassador to South Korea and current ambassador to the Philippines, led the US delegation, an official told Reuters . Moon, who has lobbied hard for nuclear negotiations between Trump and Kim Jong Um, held a surprise meeting with the North Korean leader Saturday in an effort to keep the summit alive.

World Spanish PM faces defeat in no-confidence motion
Author: 0 Spanish PM faces defeat in no-confidence motion

There have been three other such votes since Spain returned to democracy following the death of long-time dictator Francisco Franco in 1975, including one against Rajoy previous year. The former economics professor regained the Socialists' leadership previous year. With most other Spanish parties also pro-European in outlook, Sanchez has already committed to respecting a fiscally conservative budget passed by Rajoy.

World Russian Journalist Shows Up to Dispel Reports of His Own Murder
Author: 0 Russian Journalist Shows Up to Dispel Reports of His Own Murder

Instead, flanked by Ukranian security officials, wearing a hoodie and occasionally flashing a sheepish smile, Babchenko launched into an explanation of the ploy. He also apologized to his wife and all those who believed he had been killed - but said the secrecy had been unavoidable. The weird scenes were a shock to everyone - including Babchenko's wife, who received an apology from her husband for faking his own death.

World Anti-Kremlin financier Browder says held in Spain on Russia warrant
Author: 0 Anti-Kremlin financier Browder says held in Spain on Russia warrant

Browder has led a campaign to persuade countries to adopt sanctions on Russian officials believed to be responsible for human rights abuses after the death of Magnitsky. Mr. Browder was born in the United States but later renounced his American citizenship and became a citizen of Britain. In an image of a detention report posted by Browder himself on Twitter, police identified the reason for the detention as "fraud".

World Guiliani: Trump won’t sit with Mueller unless he gets documents
Author: 0 Guiliani: Trump won’t sit with Mueller unless he gets documents

Obama". Trump has frequently criticized Sessions over his recusal, which paved the way for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election. "I don't think the president should do it and I've told him so", said Giuliani. Trump said in his tweet . "Oh, it's so awful to work for Donald Trump , ' - but they don't leave, do they?" I'm not denying the possibility that a president could, in the course of ...

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