• Merkel calls US retraction of support 'sobering and somewhat depressing'
Merkel calls US retraction of support 'sobering and somewhat depressing'

After hearing Canadian prime minister's comments vowing to retaliate for U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum during a news conference, Trump tweeted that Trudeau had made "false statements", and White House officials had harsh criticism for Trudeau during the Sunday morning news programs.

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  • Putin, Xi hail all-time high'in ties, sign $3 billion nuclear deals
Putin, Xi hail all-time high'in ties, sign $3 billion nuclear deals

Also, Peter Navarro, Trump's trade adviser, criticized Trudeau on Fox News Sunday . Trudeau, who was walking on a path near the summit site with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri, declined to answer the questions. Putin said regarding purchasing power parity, SCO member states have surpassed G7 countries. Trump's instructions to prepare a n...

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  • Kim summit: Interpreters have massive role to play in talks like these
Kim summit: Interpreters have massive role to play in talks like these

The Department of Justice reneged on a commitment to provide access to documents they promised to congressional lawmakers by Thursday morning. Trump has now essentially adopted the standard North Korean line, calling the military exercises a "provocative" drain of money and announcing they would stop while he continues talks with Kim, whom he rep...

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  • President Trump says he'd likely support bill to end federal pot ban
President Trump says he'd likely support bill to end federal pot ban

Canada's government is one step closer to legalizing marijuana sales and could launch marijuana sales by late summer. Dean said he has no idea if the government will support that change. The Canadian legislation creates an overarching national regulatory framework and enables each province to establish its own system of licensing and regulating...

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  • Putin ready to meet Trump over arms race concerns
Putin ready to meet Trump over arms race concerns

Trump announced the US would leave what he called the "horrible" Iran nuclear accord in May. Putin's comments that he was ready to meet Trump came just a day after the U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!", the president posted on Twitter . The G-7 became the G-8 in 1997, whe...

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  • Trump says Russian Federation should be at G7 meeting, Moscow not so sure
Trump says Russian Federation should be at G7 meeting, Moscow not so sure

Russian Federation was expelled from what was then called the G8 in 2014 because of its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine . Donald Trump has called for Russian Federation to be reinstated to the leading group of industrialised nations now known as the G7.

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  • Israeli Gunfire, Tear Gas Injure 100 as Gaza Protest Resumes
Israeli Gunfire, Tear Gas Injure 100 as Gaza Protest Resumes

The photographer's injury was not life-threatening, but he was to undergo surgery. Shortly after Netanyahu spoke, Israel's military began carrying out strikes in Gaza . Hamas leaders have threatened possible mass border breaches, raising concern in Israel that communities near Gaza might be at risk. At least one base belonging to Hamas and f...

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  • Supreme Court rejects attempt to liberalise Northern Ireland abortion law
Supreme Court rejects attempt to liberalise Northern Ireland abortion law

The justices went on to say, however, that a majority finds Northern Ireland's abortion prohibitions "disproportionate" and that they violate European human rights laws. DUP leader Arlene Foster has said abortion is a devolved matter and should only be dealt with by Stormont, which is now suspended. "Abortion in cases where there is a fatal fetal...

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  • [Newsmaker] White House official: N. Korea's denuclearization will be 'process'
[Newsmaker] White House official: N. Korea's denuclearization will be 'process'

Bolton, who has plenty to say about North Korea , did not. According to her, the White House and State Department were also not soliciting other countries (ie, Singapore ) to pay for North Korea's accommodations. The meeting is set for June 12 at 9 a.m. local time. North Korean officials are "sensitive to being dictated to", one source clos...

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  • Stylish sisters Eugenie and Beatrice steal the show at Queen's birthday
Stylish sisters Eugenie and Beatrice steal the show at Queen's birthday

It was the first time Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle , now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex , attended the Queen's birthday celebrations together. The youngsters always have a front-row view of the aircraft display, while Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were positioned at the back. The Duchess of Cambridge has one of the ...

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  • Democrats Hope For a 'Blue Wave' Push From 8-State Primary Day
Democrats Hope For a 'Blue Wave' Push From 8-State Primary Day

Given the state's unique election laws it will take days to sort out its competitive races and determine winners. Thanks to the state's "jungle primary" system, the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, advance to the general election.

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  • Trump, Macron trade shots before G7 summit
Trump, Macron trade shots before G7 summit

The tensions have been particularly evident between and Trudeau and Trump. But he is clearly losing patience with the US President, suggesting the other six members of the G7 could form their own grouping if necessary. Relations have hit such a low that a key question now is whether the seven countries can agree on a joint statement of priorities...

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  • Mexico publishes retaliatory tariffs on USA imports
Mexico publishes retaliatory tariffs on USA imports

The latest negotiations came as President Donald Trump pushes China to assure the U.S.it will seek to reduce the $375 billion US merchandise trade deficit with China by $200 billion. The tariff increases are created to hit areas that are politically favorable to Trump, such as pork production, Mexican experts said. Canadian Prime Minister Justin ...

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  • Melania to skip North Korea summit
Melania to skip North Korea summit

Some of the more popular conspiracy theories suggest a longer-term recovery from plastic surgery or a condition that is not so benign; that she's left Trump and moved out of the White House entirely. She was released from the hospital with no complications on 19 May. The Gold Star event on Monday was closed to the press, with no opportunity ...

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  • India to join Clean Sea Campaign: PM Narendra Modi
India to join Clean Sea Campaign: PM Narendra Modi

While noting that proper management of plastic waste, through the promotion of the three R's of waste management - "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" - should be adopted, the association also called for encouraging research into alternatives to plastics.

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  • Donald Trump unlikely to pardon himself: Giuliani
Donald Trump unlikely to pardon himself: Giuliani

In several Monday morning tweets , Trump reasserted his lawyer's claims and continued to take aim at the investigation , calling it a "witch hunt" and "unconstitutional". Sanders says, "Thankfully the president hasn't done anything wrong and therefore wouldn't need one". Trump said on Twitter on Monday that Mueller's appointment was "uncons...

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  • Kim Jong Un sent a letter to Trump. It's huge
Kim Jong Un sent a letter to Trump. It's huge

During the upcoming Japan-U.S. summit, Abe is expected to call on Trump to bring up the abduction issue in his meeting with Kim. "We are going to start a process", he said Friday. The talk included topics about sanctions, ending the Korean War and the pace of denuclearization. "You're talking about 70 years". The much-anticipated letter from No...

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  • Victory for US Christian baker at Supreme Court
Victory for US Christian baker at Supreme Court

Dissenting in the ruling was U.S. Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was joined by U.S. Associate Justice Sonia Sotamayor. Colorado law that protects gay people's rights to buy products "must be applied in a manner that is neutral toward religion".

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  • Donald Trump caught out bizarrely over Kim Jong Un letter
Donald Trump caught out bizarrely over Kim Jong Un letter

The latest question facing US officials: Who will pay for Kim's hotel room? According to South Korea's foreign ministry, North Korea established diplomatic relations with Syria in 1966, opening its embassy in Damascus. All of the newly promoted officials are younger than their predecessors, including 63-year-old Ri Yong Gil, who is 21 years you...

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  • Evacuation order lifted; N Carolina dam is safe
Evacuation order lifted; N Carolina dam is safe

The National Weather Service stated that a flash flood emergency was in place for McDowell County, including the cities of Marion and Old Fort. The Albemarle County Police Department shared photos of some of the destruction that floodwaters inflicted on local roads, with many streets under water or entirely collapsed in some parts.

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