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Lava- and ash-ravaged landscape in Guatemala after volcano eruption

Lava- and ash-ravaged landscape in Guatemala after volcano eruption Around 200 people are still missing. The US government expressed its "deepest condolences" to the victims on Thursday and said it was sending emergency aid at Guatemala's request, including an unspecified amount of financial resources to help with food, water, and sanitation. [Full Article...]

Trump rails against 'unfair' trade at G7 leaders summit

Trump rails against 'unfair' trade at G7 leaders summit And while his bellicosity and volatility has deeply strained relations between the US and its historic allies, Trump insisted that he had terrific relationships with the G7 leaders, though before arriving at the summit he had unleashed a tweetstorm against some of them. [Full Article...]

Merkel predicts 'contentious' G7 summit with Trump

Merkel predicts 'contentious' G7 summit with Trump Just days before the G7 in La Malbaie, Quebec, begins on Friday, Merkel said Germany hoped to at least preserve the progress made at last year's summit. Merkel will now face questions three times a year, though some opposition lawmakers say the format is too inflexible. "We should take a common stance, all those who are concerned with tariffs", she said. [Full Article...]

Trump questions the delay of inspector general report on rivals in tweet

Trump questions the delay of inspector general report on rivals in tweet Inspector General for the Department of Justice and FBI Michael Horowitz has conveyed a letter to Congress announcing the release date for his report on the DoJ and FBI handling of the Investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's handling of classified documents and information. [Full Article...]

Meghan Makes Buckingham Palace Balcony Debut with Queen Elizabeth

While the Palace hasn't given any indication how Meghan will focus her charitable work, given her previous interest in women's empowerment, she may select a charity that benefits from her experience in this arena. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex , who married last month, arrived as part of the carriage procession. The Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla Parker-Bowles wore matching ensembles. [Full Article...]

Family axe killer Henri van Breda given three life sentences

Family axe killer Henri van Breda given three life sentences Beukman said the prosecution was a testament to the "brilliant work" of various police units‚ especially the Stellenbosch detectives branch. If his demeanour in court is any sort of litmus test for how an accused feels about the potential success of his trial, Van Breda's can only be described as a flatline with very occasional bumps. [Full Article...]

GOP: Obama admin tried to let Iran bypass sanctions

GOP: Obama admin tried to let Iran bypass sanctions As a part of the nuclear deal, the USA agreed to carry secondary sanctions that focused different nations or establishments doing enterprise with Iran, its oil trade, and extra - but it surely stored in place most of its personal sanctions, together with blocking Iran from US banks. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump to miss environmental talks at G7

Donald Trump to miss environmental talks at G7 The US move has prompted retaliation by some countries. A French official later revealed the talks with the U.S. were "extraordinary". Donald Trump has been busy attacking US allies ahead of the G7 summit which begins today in the town of La Malbaie in Quebec. [Full Article...]

Modi, Xi to meet in Qingdao

Modi, Xi to meet in Qingdao During their meeting, which came almost six weeks since the Wuhan summit, the two leaders discussed a blueprint for deepening bilateral relationship and reviewed the implementation of decisions they had taken in the central Chinese city. The factor of China's snug ties with Pakistan will also be a factor. "We are the world's two most populous countries and among the fastest growing major economi... [Full Article...]

May Lets Johnson Off the Hook (Again) Over Criticism of Brexit Plan

May Lets Johnson Off the Hook (Again) Over Criticism of Brexit Plan According to Yahoo News , the Minister's private conversation surfaced on social media Friday, with Prime Minister Theresa May saying her senior aide has very "strong views on Brexit " as the nation heads to the negotiating table. "You've got to face the fact there may now be a meltdown . OK?" The SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon told the BBC that Mr Johnson was not fit for office, and Labour's ... [Full Article...]

Israeli army kills Palestinian youth in occupied West Bank

Israeli army kills Palestinian youth in occupied West Bank However a senior Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officer, who declined to be named, said that many of his soldiers reported that their bullets hit one person and then continued in flight and hit another. The marchers have also pressed demands for a "right of return" for the descendants of Palestinian refugees to ancestral homes in what is now Israel. Over 120 Palestinians have been killed since ... [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump signals support for legislation easing U.S. ban on pot

Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back an Obama-era policy that generally left alone states that sanctioned marijuana, which is illegal under federal law. The senators say they have bipartisan support in the Senate and the House of Representatives for the bill. The bill represents the latest loop in a roller-coaster relationship Gardner has had with marijuana and the Trump administration s... [Full Article...]

New Spanish government is dominated by women

New Spanish government is dominated by women Rajoy will remain leader of his party until a new candidate is chosen. He is running a minority government - since his own party holds only 84 seats in the 350-seat chamber. He was replaced by Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez. Calvino, who is now director general for the EU budget at the European Commission, can count on a positive economic cycle in Spain, which has one of the highest growth rat... [Full Article...]

Afghan Taliban raise hopes with first-of-its-kind Eid ceasefire

It's the first time the group has agreed to a ceasefire at Eid since the United States invasion in 2001. Taliban also ordered their shadow governors to identify prisoners in their custody, who could provide guarantees that they would not be a future threat to the group, to be released. [Full Article...]

Progress made in talks with Canada

Progress made in talks with Canada That comment has Trump squarely offside with this fellow G7 leaders, including Canada , who view Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and its meddling in western elections as a major worldwide security concern. But he was more affable after meeting Mr Macron and Mr Trudeau, swapping jokes with the latter before the media though neither budged on their trade positions. [Full Article...]

Bison gores woman in Yellowstone's 3rd recent animal attack

Bison gores woman in Yellowstone's 3rd recent animal attack Over the past month, four people have been injured by wildlife in Yellowstone National Park, according to the release. The statement noted that people should keep a distance of roughly 75 feet at least from certain animals including bison and elk, and stay even further away from bears and wolves. [Full Article...]

Iraq parliament votes for manual recount of May election results

Iraq parliament votes for manual recount of May election results Al-Sadr himself can not become prime minister as he did not run in the election, but his bloc's victory puts him in a position to have a strong say in negotiations over the future government. MPs also replaced the leadership of the election commission and annulled the votes of overseas and displaced Iraqis. Confusion has gripped Iraq since the vote won by Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr's electoral... [Full Article...]

Muhammad Ali may be next on Trump's pardons list

Muhammad Ali may be next on Trump's pardons list Earlier this week, a White House official reportedly called pardons the president's new "favorite thing" to discuss and the billionaire is reportedly "obsessed" with them. Ali was convicted in 1967 for refusing to be drafted into the United States military during the Vietnam War. The Supreme Court unanimously overturned his violation conviction in a unanimous ruling on June 28, 1971,... [Full Article...]

As G7 summit begins Russia's Putin meet China's Xi

The two leaders agreed that China and Russian Federation should adhere to the concept of everlasting friendship and the spirit of strategic coordination, and expand and deepen cooperation in all areas. This is particularly true regarding the Korean peace process where China and Russian Federation have both worked in a bold yet dignified capacity to help both Korean states reach an internal rappr... [Full Article...]

Hawaii volcano has destroyed 600 homes, officials say

Hawaii volcano has destroyed 600 homes, officials say The latest estimate of property losses from Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, far surpasses the 215 structures consumed by lava during an earlier eruption cycle that began in 1983 and continued almost nonstop over three decades. [Full Article...]


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