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Trump 'could issue pardons after Russian Federation probe', lawyer Rudy Giuliani claims

Trump 'could issue pardons after Russian Federation probe', lawyer Rudy Giuliani claims Unlike former President Bill Clinton's videotaped testimony in the Whitewater investigation, Giuliani indicated his preference for that only the audio of the interview be recorded. "Not because necessarily of Mueller, but because of its genesis in this very, very, now completely nearly illegal and unethical probe, this Russian probe". [Full Article...]

South Korea, US to suspend military drills

South Korea, US to suspend military drills After hours of discussions, Trump and Kim signed an agreement committing the United States to unspecified "security guarantees" in exchange for a denuclearized Korean Peninsula. When White House reporters later followed up on his comment, Trump said "I'm kidding, you don't understand sarcasm". Yesterday, the US President tweeted that the exercises were "quite provocative" - a term used by the No... [Full Article...]

Sultan declares Friday 2018 Eid-el-fitr day

Sultan declares Friday 2018 Eid-el-fitr day Muslim faithful, steadfast in observing the holy month of Ramadan this far, now look forward to the signal for celebrations. We'll know the official start date of Eid Al Fitr by tonight... Accordingyly, moon sighting committees are formed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and other Arab states. Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramzan, symbolises peace and bro... [Full Article...]

Strong natural disaster hits Osaka, Japan

Strong natural disaster hits Osaka, Japan The quake set off building fires, toppled concrete walls and cracked roads and water pipes. The Japan Meteorological Agency has updated the magnitude of the quake to 6.1, stronger than the initial 5.9 magnitude. The government confirmed 2 of the deaths. Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga says there were no reports of major damage as of 8:30 a.m. [Full Article...]

At least 5 die when SUV crashes during chase

At least 5 die when SUV crashes during chase The driver of a Chevy Suburban with 14 people inside fled from authorities at speeds up to 100 miles per hour before he lost control of the SUV and it rolled several times. Sunday's crash came almost a week after more than 50 immigrants were found inside a refrigerated tractor-trailer Monday in San Antonio . "This is not unusual, absolutely not", Boyd says, according to ABC News. [Full Article...]

Video emerges of woman being removed from giant python's belly

Video emerges of woman being removed from giant python's belly The latest incident took place in the village of Persiapan Lawela on the island of Muna, offshore of Sulawesi when victim Wa Tiba vanished without a trace. The garden in which she disappeared was at the base of a rocky cliff, pockmarked by caves, and known to be home to snakes, Hamka added. Eye-witness Ayu Kartika said: "Everyone was crying, everybody was shocked". [Full Article...]

Peta's Forecast - Storm chances will follow weekend heat

Peta's Forecast - Storm chances will follow weekend heat Expect more widely scattered storms across the region through Father's Day weekend. The warning is in effect until 7 p.m. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday , with highs dipping into the mid- to upper 80s on Monday and the lower 80s on Tuesday . [Full Article...]

Yemeni govt. launches offensive on Hodeidah

Yemeni govt. launches offensive on Hodeidah A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Tuesday that the Iran-aligned Houthi movement must evacuate Yemen's main port of Hodeidah as troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition geared for an assault on the city. The two sides were also at odds over the recent deployment of UAE forces to the Yemen's Arabian Sea island of Socotra, a dispute mediated by Saudi officials. [Full Article...]

North Korean defector criticizes Trump's praise of Kim Jong Un

North Korean defector criticizes Trump's praise of Kim Jong Un The two countries share a short land border and have a history of long-standing ties. The salute is, according to military protocol, a sign of respect and mutual admiration. He loves the toughness and discipline of the military. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. Heck, Trump had even called off the summit briefly when North Korea attacked Vice President... [Full Article...]

Friday is first day of Eid al-Fitr in Qatar

Friday is first day of Eid al-Fitr in Qatar The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee and the zonal committees will gather the information from all across Pakistan and the central body will announce the decision about the sighting of the Eid-ul-Fitr moon or otherwise. In Bangladesh, Nepal and part of India, including Mumbai, Malegaon and Dhule in North Maharashtra, Thursday corresponds to 28th Ramadan 1439 as they had started fasting a day later... [Full Article...]

Initiative to split California into three states projected to make ballot

Initiative to split California into three states projected to make ballot In the event voters pass the Cal 3 initiative in November, it would need to get an OK from the State Assembly and then Congress to become a reality. Southern California: This would have 12 counties: San Diego, San Bernadino, Orange, Riverside, Mono, Madera, Inyo, Tulare, Fresno, Kings, Kern, and Imperial counties. [Full Article...]

After "Historic Summit", Documentary Shows Trump Saluting North Korean General

After Notably, like a recent KCTV documentary that showed Kim's visit to Dalian, China, for his second meeting with Kim Jong Un , North Korean state media didn't shy away from showing how much more developed foreign cities were than Pyongyang. [Full Article...]

Rampant Russia pummel Saudi Arabia 5-0 in Fifa World Cup opener

Rampant Russia pummel Saudi Arabia 5-0 in Fifa World Cup opener The opening day of the World Cup showed different sides of Russia's approach to gay rights, with the rainbow flag displayed during President Vladimir Putin's speech at the first game and a British LGBT activist detained for holding a protest. [Full Article...]

Comey broke from Federal Bureau of Investigation procedures in Clinton probe, watchdog finds

Comey broke from Federal Bureau of Investigation procedures in Clinton probe, watchdog finds Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was spotted entering the West Wing on Thursday. The specific email in which Strzok talks of stopping Trump, Horowitz explains, "caused us to question the earlier Midyear investigative decisions in which he was involved, and whether he took specific actions in the Midyear investigation based on his political views". [Full Article...]

No North Korea sanctions relief until complete denuclearisation, says Pompeo

No North Korea sanctions relief until complete denuclearisation, says Pompeo The talks came amid an inter-Korean detente and a thaw in relations between the United States and the North. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo conveyed USA resolve for "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the State Department said on Thursday, as well as concerns about Chinese activities in the South China Sea. [Full Article...]

Dennis Rodman arrives in Singapore ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Dennis Rodman arrives in Singapore ahead of Trump-Kim summit The first-ever meeting between a United States president and a North Korean leader was to kick off at 9am on Tuesday (2am BST) with a handshake, an image sure to be devoured from Washington to Pyongyang and beyond. South Korea's presidential office says Trump filled Moon on the details of the pre-summit negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang. Preliminary talks between officials have been ... [Full Article...]

Trump, Kim make history with first-ever US-North Korean summit

While Kim is staying at the St Regis Hotel that has been converted into a fortress ahead of June 12 , Trump is reportedly staying at Shangri-La Hotel. The stagecraft was highly choreographed, but the results of the talks are still unknown: Both mercurial men entered the summit claiming to support "denuclearization of the Korean peninsula", but neither has defined what that means, or what it... [Full Article...]

Singapore agreement will end Cold War, S. Korea president says

President Moon Jae-in on Monday acknowledged that solving the North Korean nuclear problem could take a couple of years. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, which had called for Trump and Kim to address the issue of the missing prior to the summit , hailed the agreement. [Full Article...]

Theresa May to fight another day after UK government wins Brexit skirmish

The debates on Lords amendments to the Brexit Bill were hampered by the amount of time taken to vote, also cutting into the time for discussion of the power grab on Scotland 's devolved powers. "But if the Lords amendments are allowed to stand, that negotiating position will be undermined". Several pro-EU Conservative MPs said they would join the opposition in voting against the governmen... [Full Article...]

Kim thanks S'pore for 'sincere efforts' to host summit

Kim thanks S'pore for 'sincere efforts' to host summit Even before the two leaders had left their separate city centre hotels and driven the 13 minutes through blocked-off police-lined roads to the island summit venue, the United States president used Twitter to claim victory and hit back at his critics. [Full Article...]


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