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North Korea: Trump says summit with Kim is back on

North Korea: Trump says summit with Kim is back on Trump praised the current level of relations between Washington and Pyongyang , saying that " I don't even want to use the term maximum pressure anymore because we're getting along ". Within days, three teams of officials in the U.S., Singapore and the Korean demilitarized zone began meeting on preparations for the summit. Trump also says he may at some point make public an earlier letter he... [Full Article...]

USA set to veto United Nations resolution on protecting Palestinians

USA set to veto United Nations resolution on protecting Palestinians Ms Haley called the Kuwaiti draft "grossly one-sided and morally bankrupt". China, France and Russian Federation were some of the countries that voted in favour of the Kuwaiti draft. A Palestinian protester throw stones during the clashes near the border between Israel and Gaza Strip, eastern Gaza City on, 18 May 2018. More than 120 Palestinians have been killed at the border between Ga... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation greenlit Israeli operation in Syria

Russian Federation greenlit Israeli operation in Syria Assad said Thursday. The comments came after the Syrian president warned to liberate areas held by the SDF if they don't opt for negotiations. There has been no confirmation of a deal between Russia, Israel and Iran however. Russian Federation has attempted to address Tel Aviv's concerns before the assault gets underway, to minimize the risk of direct Israeli military intervention in southern Sy... [Full Article...]

Steel and aluminum tariffs to apply to EU, Mexico, Canada

Canada , the largest supplier of steel to the United States, will impose tariffs covering C$16.6 billion ($12.8 billion) on imports from the United States, including whiskey, orange juice, steel, aluminum and other products, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said . [Full Article...]

Japan urges caution on any North Korea agreement

Trump didn't say what he hopes to get out of the summit, nor did he talk about what the USA was prepared to give up, aside from musing about the possibility of a declaration ending the Korean War for good. was really bothered by the strong words coming from Pyongyang ", McGregor pointed out. Japan's defence minister has urged the worldwide community to keep sanctions and surveillance on North K... [Full Article...]

Knife-wielding cyclist lunges at driver's vehicle in terrifying video

Knife-wielding cyclist lunges at driver's vehicle in terrifying video Recorded on a dashcam, a blue Volkswagen can be seen pulling out of a traffic queue, nearly hitting a cyclist. On Wednesday evening, a cyclist lunged at a vehicle with a massive "zombie knife" in the south London area of Croydon after its driver performed a unsafe maneuver, forcing him to serve in avoidance. [Full Article...]

Saudi royal decree appoints Prince Badr Al Saud as Minister of Culture

Saudi royal decree appoints Prince Badr Al Saud as Minister of Culture Hot debate about the bold spread started due to the fact there was no mention of the jailed women activists who were responsible for bringing the driving ban to the world's attention. "For many, it's all they have known", she added. At least four of those activists were released last week, Amnesty International said, but the fate of the others remains unclear. [Full Article...]

Advocates target separation of immigrant families at border

Advocates target separation of immigrant families at border Since then, migration trends have reversed. Trump has repeatedly referred to Mueller's team as "13 angry Democrats, " although Mueller is a Republican. A Customs and Border Protection official told lawmakers last week that 658 children had been separated from their parents at the border from May 6 to May 19 as the parents face charges. [Full Article...]

Obama's right-hand man: Trump used our playbook to beat Clinton

Obama's right-hand man: Trump used our playbook to beat Clinton President TrumpDonald John TrumpKoch brothers company tweets support for Kim Kardashian after Trump meeting Romney reveals he wrote in wife's name for president in 2016 Pompeo has dinner with top North Korean official in NY: report MORE's election led former President Obama to question his judgment of the American people and compare Trump to a cartoon , according to an upcoming memoir by a... [Full Article...]

Mattis blasts China on South China Sea island weaponisation

Mattis blasts China on South China Sea island weaponisation He noted however, that cooperation with China was "welcome when possible", promising to travel to Beijing soon as part of Washington's "constructive, results-oriented" cooperation strategy with China. "I believe there are much larger consequences in the future when nations lose the rapport of their neighbors. eventually these (actions) do not pay off", Mattis said. [Full Article...]

U.S. vows UN Security Council veto of proposal on Palestinians

U.S. vows UN Security Council veto of proposal on Palestinians At least 122 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in the unrest that flared up at the end of March. But Kuwait, a non-permanent council member that represents Arab countries, blocked the US-drafted statement, arguing that it had presented its own draft resolution that addressed the crisis. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp and Facebook users to be taxed in Uganda

WhatsApp and Facebook users to be taxed in Uganda It appears that the Ugandan government associates itself with the latter bunch, with the country now imposing a daily tax on users of certain social media platforms. Mobile money transactions will also be taxed, with a 1% levy on the total value of each transaction. This is certainly a unusual way to regulate the use of social media within a country. [Full Article...]

Saudi Cabinet approves measures criminalising sexual harassment

Saudi Cabinet approves measures criminalising sexual harassment They are entitled to the right to legal representation, to know the nature of the charges against them, to have access to their families and to be brought before an impartial tribunal within a reasonable period of time, she added. But earlier this month, authorities arrested almost a dozen women's rights campaigners who had previously agitated for the right to drive and an end to the kingdom's m... [Full Article...]

China says it's ready to fight back after USA revives tariffs

China says it's ready to fight back after USA revives tariffs The list of imports subject to the duties will be announced by June 15, the White House said, and the tariffs will be imposed "shortly thereafter". exports such as that of soya beans. Trump said earlier that a resolution would help USA firms that supply ZTE with components, but members of Congress, including several Republicans, warned that the U.S.is being too lenient on a company that ha... [Full Article...]

Visa Outage In Europe Halts Some Transactions

Paymentsense is one of a number of payment transaction companies which reported merchants using their service were struggling to take Visa card payments. Large queues have been spotted at ATMs across Ireland, Britain and mainland Europe with thousands of debit card users voicing their frustration on social media. [Full Article...]

Contrasting UN Security Council measures on Gaza both fail

The Kuwaiti measure asked U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to report on ways to ensure Palestinian civilians' "safety, protection and well-being", including recommendations about "an worldwide protection mechanism". To be adopted, a Security Council resolution needs to receive at least nine votes in favor and no vetoes by any of the permanent members - the United States, Britain, France, ... [Full Article...]

New leader takes over U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

New leader takes over U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Mattis made the announcement at the change of command ceremony in Hawaii , where Admiral Philip Davidson took over the duties from Admiral Harry Harris, nominated to be the next USA ambassador to South Korea. The Command has yet change its name on Twitter or its website. "It's a region open to investment and free, fair and reciprocal trade not bound by any nation's predatory economics or threat o... [Full Article...]

Modi Lays Out Strategy to Bolster India's Regional Role

Modi Lays Out Strategy to Bolster India's Regional Role This year, the country's oil ministry has calculated it would need to import 1.61 billion barrels (219.15 million tons) of crude, which at current Brent prices would mean a bill of US$127.19 billion. There were "obvious rebukes" to China, but overall the speech sought to "wind down the tension" between the two countries. "And, an important pillar of this partnership is our shared vision of an ... [Full Article...]

Jury awards 4 cents to family of Florida man killed by deputy

Jury awards 4 cents to family of Florida man killed by deputy Lucie Deputy Christopher Newman and his partner responded to investigate a loud-music complaint. The fatal shootings of African-American suspects in recent years have fueled a nationwide debate over race and criminal justice in the United States. [Full Article...]

Man's unlucky death while fleeing Pompeii eruption

Man's unlucky death while fleeing Pompeii eruption When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, anyone in its path was left frozen in time under ash and pumice that has preserved the Roman city for centuries. The deceased man was approximately 30 years. He was found in an alley, amazingly at the height of the first floor of the nearby building - meaning there was already several feet of ash and debris piled up beneath him as he tried to flee. [Full Article...]


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