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Some of Africa's oldest and biggest baobob trees have died

Some of Africa's oldest and biggest baobob trees have died Large numbers of Africa's most iconic tree - the Baobab - are dying, nearly certainly as a result of climate change, according to a new report in a London-based journal. Baobobs grow in unusual ways, often with hollows, making it hard to gauge precise ages, but the research team says the trees in the survey range in age from 1,000 to 2,500 years, reports NPR . [Full Article...]

Italy's Conte give backing for Russia's return to G8

Italy's Conte give backing for Russia's return to G8 However, for USA national security what will be even more important is a Trump summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin . He said he did not discuss a possible meeting venue with Trump but " many " countries including Austria were keen to help in organizing such a summit. [Full Article...]

Senators Move To Reverse Trump's Deal Lifting Sanctions On China's ZTE

Senators Move To Reverse Trump's Deal Lifting Sanctions On China's ZTE The ban would essentially cripple ZTE to the point of potential bankruptcy . Then, if the ZTE rollback is still in, it will become a major challenge to Mr. Last week, ZTE agreed to pay up to US$1.4 billion in penalties to the United States government and said it would drastically overhaul its management and open its site to a US-appointed compliance team. [Full Article...]

Macedonia and Greece reach agreement in name dispute

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras said in a televised statement on Tuesday that Macedonia's name change to "Republic of North Mecedonia" would be reflected both domestically and overseas. The deal was welcomed by European Union officials. The deal was welcomed by EU officials, with European Council president Donald Tusk tweeting his "sincere congratulations" to Mr Tsipras and Mr Zaev. [Full Article...]

Fissure 8 dominates eruption with lava fountains, flows

Fissure 8 dominates eruption with lava fountains, flows A spokesperson for Hawaii County Civil Defence said: "What used to be the bay is now all lava bed, new land , nearly a mile out into the ocean". Lava spewing in 160-foot-high fountains in lower Puna and flowing to the sea has now created at least 250 acres of new land in Kapoho. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom minister resigns, plans to rebel over parliament's Brexit role

MPs will spend a total of 12 hours debating and voting on 14 Lords amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill - six hours on Tuesday and six hours on Wednesday. Speaking on Channel 4 News, Mr Rees-Mogg delivered his first reaction to the votes on the Brexit Lords amendments that took place in Parliament today. [Full Article...]

Democrats compete in Virginia's 10th Congressional District primary

Democrats compete in Virginia's 10th Congressional District primary A little after 4 p.m., Trump tweeted his disdain for incumbent Republican Rep. Mark Sanford , the former governor of SC who has voiced his disdain for Trump in the past. Turnout was generally light, a state election commission spokesman said early Tuesday afternoon. Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., is the favorite in a crowded Democratic primary field. [Full Article...]

Australia urges end to US-Canada dispute

Australia urges end to US-Canada dispute So US allies were much surprised when Trump suddenly began attacking Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for comments at a news conference and rescinded his support of the joint statement by the G7. Canada does have very big advantages over us in terms of trade deficits. The fight could have serious economic consequences, since Canada is the US's top trade partner and the largest export ... [Full Article...]

China wasn’t at the table but Trump-Kim talks reinforced its role

China wasn’t at the table but Trump-Kim talks reinforced its role On the same day, the Rodong Sinmun, the organ of the ruling Workers' Party, also carried 16 related color photos, including one in which Kim waves at the entrance to an Air China plane featuring the Chinese national flag after a send-off ceremony in Pyongyang. [Full Article...]

Homeowner's association issued gator warning before Davie attack

Homeowner's association issued gator warning before Davie attack Her husband was away in Chicago on Friday, neighbor Peter Limia told the Herald, but had warned Matsuki to be careful - or to possibly avoid walks alone at the nature park altogether. According to the Daily Mail , Jim Borrelli, a friend of Matsuki, said that she and her husband did not live in that particular neighborhood, but they had walked their dogs there before as they were always looking fo... [Full Article...]

Video shows police sergeant rescuing child from busy roadway

Video shows police sergeant rescuing child from busy roadway As a result of his quick-thinking response, Naperville PD awarded the sergeant with the department's Life Saving Award on June 7, the Facebook post said. He told CBS 2 that at first he thought he spotted a stray dog. The video shows Mannino pull his cruiser up behind the boy and get out, chasing him down and yelling, "Hey, hey, hey, come here", then stopping him up and telling him "You're OK, ... [Full Article...]

Man holds two people hostage in Paris

There were no immediate details on the age, appearance or nationality of the hostage taker. Videos and images from the scene posted on social media show police officers outside a building in central Paris's Petites Ecuries street, near the rail hub Gare du Nord. [Full Article...]

Three Catholic bishops resign over sex abuse scandal

Three Catholic bishops resign over sex abuse scandal The scandal is the latest to rock the Roman Catholic Church, and Argentine-born Francis said it must not happen again on his watch. More heads were expected to roll, given that the scandal has only grown in the weeks since all of Chile's 30-plus active bishops offered to quit over their collective guilt in failing to protect Chile's children from priests who raped, groped and molested them. [Full Article...]

Trump says Canada PM Justin Trudeau comments will cost Canada 'a lot'

Trump says Canada PM Justin Trudeau comments will cost Canada 'a lot' German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who also attended the summit , told German public television that she found Trump's tweet disavowing the G-7 statement "sobering" and "a little depressing". Trudeau on Saturday pushed back against Trump's decision to impose stiff tariffs on Canada, vowing not to be "pushed around" by the U.S. Navarro wasn't the only Trump official to go after Trudeau. [Full Article...]

Trump vents anger on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, European Union and Canada's Trudeau

Trump slammed Trudeau, the leader of one of the United States' closest allies, during an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday, hours after meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un . Before flying to Singapore, Mr. Trump was in Canada for the G-7 summit with leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.K. All seven leaders had worked out a joint statem... [Full Article...]

House GOP Makes Tentative Immigration Agreement, According to Rep. Jeff Denham

House GOP Makes Tentative Immigration Agreement, According to Rep. Jeff Denham Because of those divisions, averting the issue completely unless an agreement is reached has been the GOP leadership's preference all year, until their hand was forced by moderates wielding the rarely used petition process. The former L.A. mayor (with 13.4 percent) finished well behind fellow Democrat Gavin Newsom (33.4 percent) and Republican John Cox (26.2 percent). [Full Article...]

China urges 'full denuclearization' as Kim, Trump meet

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un should know that the United States has a history of "quitting treaties and violating their commitments" before trusting Washington, Iran's Foreign Ministry said Monday. Purdue, who has lived in Singapore and China as a businessman before his political career, said it would "be awful to throw on there any concession except for economic development" in n... [Full Article...]

G7 photo of Trump becomes internet classic, going from baroque to ridiculous

G7 photo of Trump becomes internet classic, going from baroque to ridiculous However, despite Trump's decision, Merkel insisted that she would continue working with him and at the same time, prepare the European Union to counter the USA tariffs on steel and aluminum just like Canada. Not long after, new Italian Prime Minister Giusseppe Conte tweeted this angle on the shot, with a message that translates as: "Second day here at # G7 in Canada where I am continuing to work... [Full Article...]

Dennis Rodman Tears Up While Discussing Trump's Meeting with Kim Jong

It's a weird one, to be sure, and for lots of people on Twitter , it's all more proof that 2018 is just a little too out there, and none of us can get off the ride. Rodman told CNN's Chris Cuomo , he knew nothing about Kim or North Korea at the time and saw it simply as a charity trip. "I'm so happy", Rodman said after breaking down talking about death threats he received in the United St... [Full Article...]

U.S. upsets China with new de facto embassy in Taiwan

U.S. upsets China with new de facto embassy in Taiwan The United States on Tuesday opened a new $256-million (€225-million) representative office in Taiwan's capital, in a move that is likely to increase tensions between the U.S. China claims self-ruled Taiwan under its "one China" policy and Beijing has never renounced the use of force to bring what it sees as a wayward province under its control. [Full Article...]


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