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North Korea understands scope of US denuclearisation request - Pompeo

North Korea understands scope of US denuclearisation request - Pompeo Harris was born in Yokosuka, Japan, to a U.S. Navy officer who served during World War II and the Korean War and a Japanese mother who was later naturalized in the United States. China has been a critical player in that effort, and remains so, according to Pompeo. "North Korea has had a decade-long nuclear testing sequence where they have presumably learned a lot about designs", he told CNN. [Full Article...]

Deal struck for Putin-Trump summit; Helsinki a possible venue

Deal struck for Putin-Trump summit; Helsinki a possible venue Disarmament, Russian-US ties and also regional and global stability issues will top the agenda of the visit of US National Security Adviser John Bolton to Moscow on Wednesday, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "A very convenient place for us and the American side has been selected in a third country", he added. He would not elaborate but stressed that the USA position remains that Russian Fe... [Full Article...]

Trump narrows list of potential Supreme Court nominees

Trump narrows list of potential Supreme Court nominees As the 2016 presidential campaign wound down, then-candidate Donald Trump made clear that if elected, he would work to see an end to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision on his watch. "It is exciting though, right?" said Trump. Flake told The Arizona Republic he would make a determination on voting for Trump's nominee after reviewing the pick. [Full Article...]

Susan Sarandon joins group protesting Trump's border policy

Susan Sarandon joins group protesting Trump's border policy Police say those who were arrested were processed on the scene and released. "Free families" and " This is what democracy looks like ". She added that she was proud to have been arrested among hundreds of others who believed that "the U.S. [Full Article...]

US House Rejects Immigration Overhaul

US House Rejects Immigration Overhaul The rejection now raises the possibility of lawmakers taking up a narrower measure which ends the family separations that began in early May as a result of the administration's "zero tolerance" policy of prosecuting anyone who crosses the border illegally, even to seek asylum. [Full Article...]

Putin to host Trump advisor Bolton Wednesday

Putin to host Trump advisor Bolton Wednesday Citing Kremlin spokesperson Yury Ushakov, the Russian state media outlet TASS reported Putin and Bolton discussed "strategic stability in the world, control over nuclear weapons and, in general, a disarmament dossier". Ushakov was speaking after Putin held talks with U.S. Bolton said Wednesday that Trump and Putin will likely discuss the matter when they meet in July. [Full Article...]

U.S. envoy urges Pakistan to stop protecting terrorists

U.S. envoy urges Pakistan to stop protecting terrorists Indeed, the USA is keen on the talks and could even be open to shifting the venue for the discussion between the foreign and defence ministers of the two countries to India, they added. There is speculation that the Indo-US meet may have been postponed as the Trump administration would be engaged with the first summit between the US and Russian presidents on July 16 to narrow their differences. [Full Article...]

Nine killed, 53 vehicles burnt as oil tanker catches fire in Lagos

Nine killed, 53 vehicles burnt as oil tanker catches fire in Lagos Tragedy has struck in Lagos as a fuel-laden petrol tanker conveying over 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit lost control on the popular Otedola Bridge on Lagos -Ibadan Expressway and exploded, killing scores of victims. He commended all the agencies saying the government had invested in some of the infrastructure and equipment for emergency. "I want to commiserate with all the families of tho... [Full Article...]

Bali airport reopens as volcano rumbles

Bali airport reopens as volcano rumbles Australia's national airline Qantas said in a statement that it's "currently not safe" to operate Bali flights. Almost 450 flights were canceled Friday, affecting some 75,000 people, as the Mount Agung volcano gushed a 2,500-meter (8,200-feet) column of ash and smoke for a second day. [Full Article...]

Several dead in newsroom shooting in U.S. state

Several dead in newsroom shooting in U.S. state Anthony Messenger , a summer intern at the newspaper, wrote on Twitter at 2:43 p.m.: "Active shooter 888 Bestgate please help us". The offices of the Baltimore Sun have also been searched by police as a precaution. He was found to be carrying fake grenades and smoke bombs in a backpack, police said. Ferguson said employees from the building were led out with their hands up and brought across th... [Full Article...]

Fighting in Syria's south escalates, displaces 50000 people

Fighting in Syria's south escalates, displaces 50000 people United Nations officials said numerous displaced are heading toward the border with Jordan, without an apparent escape route. Two Israeli missiles have struck targets near Damascus airport early on Tuesday, Syrian state media said. Jens Laerke, spokesman of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said civilians including children had been killed and injured and... [Full Article...]

Supreme court rules Trump's travel ban can stand

Supreme court rules Trump's travel ban can stand The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed President Donald Trump's authority to restrict foreign nationals from entering the country, upholding a controversial ban on travelers from seven countries. He argued there was evidence that the government "is not applying the Proclamation as written", citing examples of "anti-religious bias". The court order specifically requires federal officials ... [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan Takes on New Powers

Turkey's Erdogan Takes on New Powers The country's electoral board hasn't published official results yet, but it confirmed that Erdogan won. Erdogan has transformed Turkey first as prime minister from 2003 to 2014 and then as president, giving Islam a greater role in public life and giving the country a much more assertive profile on the global stage. [Full Article...]

Democrat grandee ousted by far-left political novice

Democrat grandee ousted by far-left political novice One of the main things Fernandez remembers about Ocasio-Cortez at BU is her ability to listen. The issues that Ocasio-Cortez ran on included expanding the Medicare program to people of all ages and abolishing U.S. They do, however, generally believe the government should help provide for people's most basic needs and help all people have an equal chance at achieving success. [Full Article...]

Bronx Trinitarios Gang Accused of Stabbing 2nd Boy

Bronx Trinitarios Gang Accused of Stabbing 2nd Boy A number of them wore New York Yankees jerseys to remember the 15-year-old and his love of the team. The teen was limping to a nearby hospital when he collapsed on the sidewalk and died of his injuries. "The brutal nature of this crime, we will leave literally no stone unturned". It's been estimated more than 1,000 members of the Trinitarios are operating in New York City. [Full Article...]

Putin-Trump summit set for July 16 in Helsinki

Putin-Trump summit set for July 16 in Helsinki President Donald Trump defended Russia's and President Vladimir Putin's denials of meddling in the 2016 election Thursday morning as word spread of their confirmed summit next month. Here's what we know so far about the July 16 summit, including where it's being held, who is expected to attend and what it means for U.S. -Russia relations. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court justice's retirement is a gift for Donald Trump

Supreme Court justice's retirement is a gift for Donald Trump Kennedy, who turns 82 in July and is the second-oldest justice on the nine-member court, has become one of the most consequential American jurists since joining the court in 1988 as an appointee of Republican President Ronald Reagan. Susan Collins of ME and Sen. His most notable contribution to the law has been in the area of gay and lesbian rights. "I think there would be five justices to overr... [Full Article...]

Trump, Putin to meet in Finland in July

Trump tweeted this morning that " Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!" Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov, speaking after Mr Putin met US National Security Adviser John Bolton in the Kremlin yesterday, said the summit would take place in a mutually convenient third country . [Full Article...]

Mom Shoots Guy Trying to Break In to Confront Teen Daughter

Mom Shoots Guy Trying to Break In to Confront Teen Daughter When Skinner reached through the door to open it, the mom fired two shots from her.22 caliber handgun at the man, the station reported. Authorities said Skinner attempted to break into the family's rear basement door with a brick. "They had a very violent man trying to get into their home". "He was not invited here, he was not expected here, he had been told in the past that the daughter no lo... [Full Article...]

Former Nato chief Javier Solana denied U.S. visa waiver

Former Nato chief Javier Solana denied U.S. visa waiver Former NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana was denied an automatic visa waiver to enter the USA because of a trip to Iran. The last time Solana traveled to Tehran was in 2013 for the inauguration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a representative of the country's reformist political sector and a former negotiator in the nuclear deal. [Full Article...]


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