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Trump, Macron Discussed Need to Rebalance Trade With Europe - White House

Trump, Macron Discussed Need to Rebalance Trade With Europe - White House The move, revealed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross , will affect several key United States allies - and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members - in Europe . "Everyone expressed their complete incomprehension of the American decisions and everyone said it was up to the Americans to take the next step since they were the ones who imposed the tariffs". [Full Article...]

The Economic Risks of Trump's Premature Tweeting

The Economic Risks of Trump's Premature Tweeting Employers added a robust 233,000 jobs in May, up from 159,000 in April, the government said Friday, and helped drive the nation's unemployment rate to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent. Bush, said in a tweet. Trump's social-media post was met with tepid reaction in financial markets, where investors assess more than just the headline numbers. [Full Article...]

Trudeau: Trump's tariffs are 'insulting and unacceptable'

Trudeau: Trump's tariffs are 'insulting and unacceptable' He said the focus now is to use the threat of retaliatory measures to pressure the U.S. into reconsidering its own tariffs before any negative economic impact actually materialises. They agreed at the meeting in the Canadian ski resort of Whistler that the issue will be discussed at the G-7 summit to be held in Charlevoix from Friday to Saturday where "decisive action is needed". [Full Article...]

Jesse Duplantis, Louisiana evangelist, wants private jet

Jesse Duplantis, Louisiana evangelist, wants private jet The jet that Duplantis has his eyes on is the Dassault Falcon 7X , a three-engine jet that has an estimated net worth of $54 million. "I really believe, if Jesus was physically on the Earth today, he wouldn't be riding a donkey", he explained. [Full Article...]

On yer bike! Deadline for unemployed millennial ordered out of parents' home

On yer bike! Deadline for unemployed millennial ordered out of parents' home Michael Rotondo left the four-bedroom home in Camillus, New York, two-and-a-half hours before the midday deadline, syracuse.com said. According to the Syracuse.com report , Rotondo moved all of his belongings from the home, including a Volkswagon Passat that had been sitting in his parents' driveway, untouched for months. [Full Article...]

Top North Korean official meets Trump at White House

Top North Korean official meets Trump at White House Trump spoke to reporters after his White House meeting with North Korea's former spy chief and top official Kim Yong Chol. "Our two countries face a pivotal moment in our relationship in which it could be nothing short of tragic to let this opportunity go to waste", Mr Pomeo said . [Full Article...]

Afghan troops free prisoners held by Taliban; bomb wounds 6

Afghan troops free prisoners held by Taliban; bomb wounds 6 A suicide attack on Afghanistan's interior ministry Wednesday killed almost a dozen people, mostly perpetrators, a government spokesman said. A local affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group has also launched a number of deadly attacks in recent months, including in Kabul . [Full Article...]

Search for 2 swept away on flooded Virginia road

Search for 2 swept away on flooded Virginia road The flooding dangers began late Tuesday when a flash flood emergency was declared for McDowell County, including the cities of Marion and Old Fort. The emergency has been canceled and the evacuation order was rescinded, McDowell County Emergency Management said in an update . [Full Article...]

Wild card triumph: Little-known speller wins national bee

Wild card triumph: Little-known speller wins national bee Karthik had to spell two words correctly to seal the title, which he did easily, and the lanky, soft-spoken Texan stepped back and smiled as he was showered with confetti. While it's true that not everyone has cable access to watch the competing spellers, there is a way around this. Abhijay Kodali, 11, of Flower Mound, Texas, tied for third, lasting until Round 16. [Full Article...]

Trump faces criticism for pardoning Indian-American commentator Dinesh D’Souza

Trump faces criticism for pardoning Indian-American commentator Dinesh D’Souza He was sentenced to five years of probation , including eight months living under supervision in a " community confinement center " in San Diego, and a $30,000 fine. He retweeted Trump's tweet about the forthcoming pardon, but did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment sent to his media company, D'Souza Media. [Full Article...]

Trump, Abe say 'imperative' to dismantle N. Korean weapons

Trump, Abe say 'imperative' to dismantle N. Korean weapons The conference had been scheduled for June 12 in the island nation, but Trump announced last week that he had chose to "terminate" the meeting following a provocative statement from the North and its decision to skip planning talks and ignore preparatory phone calls. [Full Article...]

USA freedom of navigation continues despite China's opposition

USA freedom of navigation continues despite China's opposition President Rodrigo Duterte previously blamed the Aquino administration for failing to enforce the arbitral ruling affirming the Philippines' territorial claim over portions of the West Philippine Sea. But Mattis said, there is only one country that seems to take active steps to rebuff or state their resentment over the USA recent freedom of navigation operations in the worldwide waters. [Full Article...]

Mexico Refuses to Pay for the Wall

Mexico Refuses to Pay for the Wall I don't want to cause any problem, but in the end Mexico is going to pay for the wall". "They do absolutely nothing to stop people from going through Mexico, from Honduras and all these other countries ..." Trump implied that Mexico is making concessions in the ongoing negotiations over continuation of the North American Free Trade Agreement but gave no details. [Full Article...]

Trump says Jay-Z's 'filthy' campaign language made him look 'clean cut'

Trump says Jay-Z's 'filthy' campaign language made him look 'clean cut' President Donald Trump hit Hillary Clinton and one of her campaign surrogates, Jay-Z, who he said used "filthy" language that made him look "clean-cut" by comparison. Last week he suggested that the length of Mueller's year-long investigation could turn voters against candidates he favors and "put some hurt on the Republican Party". [Full Article...]

US, North Korea enter second day of nuclear talks

US, North Korea enter second day of nuclear talks A hotel employee hails a cab at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore. "The meetings have been very positive". Declaring an end to the Korean War is thought to be a precursor to ending hostilities and establishing a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula - key to guaranteeing the North Korean regime's survival. [Full Article...]

China vows to protect its interests from ‘reckless’ US trade threats

China vows to protect its interests from ‘reckless’ US trade threats The trade tensions began with President Trump imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the USA,. with China striking back with additional tariffs on 128 US products. But when Trump subsequently said he would ease penalties against ZTE in order to save Chinese jobs, this drew a sharp backlash from his supporters. [Full Article...]

'Israel will make Hamas pay:' Intelligence minister denies Gaza ceasefire

'Israel will make Hamas pay:' Intelligence minister denies Gaza ceasefire No Palestinian or Israeli injuries have been reported from the exchange of fire. But late Tuesday, a spokesman for Jihad said a ceasefire agreement had been reached to restore calm. An Islamic Jihad spokesman said "the blood of our people is not cheap". "The Israeli occupation bears full responsibility for any upcoming escalation", it said. [Full Article...]

Iran rejects US remarks against its right to uranium enrichment

Iran rejects US remarks against its right to uranium enrichment Tehran wants compensation to counter a White House plan to re-impose sanctions. Political directors from Iran and the five global mediators ( China , France , Russia , the United Kingdom and Germany ) gathered for an extraordinary session of the Joint Commission in Vienna to discuss the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action following the United States' decision to wit... [Full Article...]

China anger over USA 'provocation' in South China Sea

China anger over USA 'provocation' in South China Sea The Paracel islands are part of a territorial dispute that China has with neighbouring countries. The military vessels carried out manoeuvring operations near Tree, Lincoln, Triton and Woody islands in the Paracels, a USA official said on condition of anonymity. [Full Article...]

Plan for June summit with North Korea 'hasn't changed'

Plan for June summit with North Korea 'hasn't changed' Howard is already making an impression in Singapore after causing a storm during the February Winter Olympics when he came dressed as the North Korean leader. Kim Jong Un , left, and Moon Jae-in embrace each other after their surprise meeting on May 26. It has long said it is open to eventually giving up its nuclear arsenal if the USA withdraws its troops from South Korea and ends its "nuc... [Full Article...]


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