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North Korea 'military reshuffle' raises eyebrows in Seoul

North Korea 'military reshuffle' raises eyebrows in Seoul South Korea's unification and defence ministries declined to confirm the report, while an official at the Unification Ministry said the government was watching the leadership situation in the North very closely. Citing an intelligence source, Yonhap named the outgoing officials as defense minister Pak Yong Sik, Ri Myong Su, the Korean People's Army's (KPA) chief of the general staff, and Kim Jo... [Full Article...]

Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts, several killed, hundreds injured

Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts, several killed, hundreds injured Authorities said at least six people were dead or missing following the eruption. The Volcan del Fuego, roughly 27 miles from Guatemala City, shot ash almost four miles into the sky. It is close to the popular tourist destination Antigua, which is known for its coffee plantations. The Guatemalan military said it was providing assistance including clearing volcanic ash from La Aurora airport'... [Full Article...]

In 20 Page Letter, Trump Lawyers Tell Mueller POTUS Can't Obstruct Justice

In 20 Page Letter, Trump Lawyers Tell Mueller POTUS Can't Obstruct Justice Written by two of Trump's lawyers at the time , John Dowd and Jay Sekulow , the confidential memo was meant to highlight the president's cooperation with the Russian Federation investigation - particularly around whether Trump obstructed justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey - while stressing that the president doesn't have to sit for an interview with Mueller. [Full Article...]

Sunday on ‘This Week’: President Trump’s Personal Attorney Rudy Giuliani

His lead attorney, Rudy Giuliani , says the commander in chief " probably does" have the legal ability to take such an action. WASHINGTON ― Candidate Donald Trump bragged that he could shoot someone on New York's Fifth Avenue and not lose any support, and now President Donald Trump's lawyer says Trump could shoot the Federal Bureau of Investigation director in the Oval Office and still not... [Full Article...]

Crews continue to search for bodies and wreckage in Hamptons plane crash

Crews continue to search for bodies and wreckage in Hamptons plane crash Coast Guard press release. Bernard "Ben" Krupinski was known as a "builder to the stars" who had built homes for celebrities like Martha Stewart and Billy Joel. A twin engine piper navajo lost contact with air traffic control at East Hampton Town Airport. Two bodies have been pulled from the water so far. The plane went down about a mile and a half off the coast of Indian Wells Beach in Amaganse... [Full Article...]

Rudy Giuliani: Trump ‘probably’ has the power to pardon himself

Rudy Giuliani: Trump ‘probably’ has the power to pardon himself He also stated that if the President were to give himself a pardon he'd likely face impeachment . His lead attorney, Rudy Giuliani , says the commander in chief " probably does" have the legal ability to take such an action. Trump has not been shy about using his pardon power. And he said the legal team was leaning against having Trump be interviewed by Mueller's investigators. [Full Article...]

Off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigation agent accidentally shoots man

Off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigation agent accidentally shoots man Special Agent Amy Sanders, spokeswoman for the FBI's Denver field office, said the agency can not provide details, citing personnel matters. It's unclear whether the off-duty agent had been drinking at the time. That patron was taken to a hospital and is in good condition. The victim's name has not been released. The nightclub was evacuated, and managers are now considering installing metal de... [Full Article...]

China: Trade deals in jeopardy if U.S. tariffs are implemented

China: Trade deals in jeopardy if U.S. tariffs are implemented U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Liu He, China's economic czar, led the weekend negotiations, after several days of talks by lower level officials. "Despite the potential negative repercussions for both economies, the risk of a full-blown China-U.S. trade war, with tariffs and other trade sanctions being imposed by both sides, has risen significantly". [Full Article...]

G7 finance ministers warn U.S. against trade war over metal tariffs

G7 finance ministers warn U.S. against trade war over metal tariffs The EU also started the process of filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization. Henrar said the USA would mainly hurt itself by imposing tariffs on European steel, as American manufacturers often have no alternative supplier. The UK's Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox told Sky News it, too, is considering retaliatory measures and joining the EU's complaint with the... [Full Article...]

Police investigate deadly hit-and-run at baseball game in Maine

Police investigate deadly hit-and-run at baseball game in Maine Onlookers screamed at the driver to stop, but instead she plowed through a gate and hit a 68-year-old man in the parking lot. Police charged 51-year-old Carol Sharrow with manslaughter. Witnesses said Parkhurst had helped others and was trying to close the gate when he was struck. Corporal Matthew Gagne of the Sanford Police Department identified the victim as Douglas Parkhurst, 68. [Full Article...]

Trudeau says tariffs on steel and aluminum are 'insulting'

Trudeau says tariffs on steel and aluminum are 'insulting' French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said, the participants had tense discussions, describing the meeting as far more a G6-plus-one than a G7. OTTAWA-Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland joined the European Union on Friday to challenge US tariffs on steel and aluminum shipments with the World Trade Organization, and filed a separate challenge under the North American Free Trade Agreement... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump not joining husband at Camp David this weekend

Melania Trump not joining husband at Camp David this weekend It has been more than three weeks since First Lady Melania Trump made her last public appearance when she joined the President at Andrews Air Force Base to welcome home hostages from North Korea on May 10th. Usually the first lady would accompany the President to Camp David, a Maryland retreat, but President Trump travelled solo on Friday afternoon. Reports in January of an affair Donald Tr... [Full Article...]

Despite setback, China encourages contacts with United States military

Despite setback, China encourages contacts with United States military Beijing has been building artificial islands and deploying military infrastructure on the Paracels, as well as on the Spratly Islands. He later clarified that he was referring to US military operations during World War II. Elsewhere in her remarks , Hua questioned whether the so-called " freedom of navigation " operations were really about preserving the right for vessels to sail through the re... [Full Article...]

Lawyer to appeal $4 verdict in police shooting of black man

Lawyer to appeal $4 verdict in police shooting of black man According to the New York Times , officers arrived and knocked on the garage door. Police said Hill pointed a gun at the deputies and ignored commands to drop it, forcing one of them to open fire. Police later claimed he'd had a gun they told him to drop - a claim never proved - and then said they'd found a gun (unloaded) in Hill's back pocket; they also determined his blood alcohol level wa... [Full Article...]

Top North Korean official meets Trump at White House

Top North Korean official meets Trump at White House Kim delivered a letter to Trump Friday from Kim Jong-Un, reportedly confirming his commitment to nuclear talks. He also said "we talked about ending the war ", suggesting a formal conclusion of hostilities stemming from the Korean War in the 1950s could be a result of the Singapore summit . [Full Article...]

The Heat: US trade actions and US-DPRK summit Pt 1

The Heat: US trade actions and US-DPRK summit Pt 1 Those tariffs, applied at the start of April, include additional duties of 25 percent on pork and 15 percent on fruit, tree nuts, wine and ginseng. On May 29, the White House announced a series of new actions against China regarding "technology technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation", as a follow-up step to protect US domestic technology and intellectual property. [Full Article...]

Spanish PM To Be Ousted In "No Confidence" Vote

Spanish PM To Be Ousted In Mr Rajoy, who was one of Europe's longest-serving leaders, told the Spanish parliament he was proud of his record. The vote was carried by 180 ministers against 169 who voted against, with one abstention. Mr Sanchez and his party are staunch supporters of the European Union and the shared currency. Success at a cost: Although Rajoy is largely considered to have helped bring Spain out of it... [Full Article...]

Al-Qaeda Threatens Saudi Prince Over WWE Deal

Al-Qaeda Threatens Saudi Prince Over WWE Deal Abdullah said in a blog post via his Twitter account: "Saudi Princess Hayfa bint Abdullah is on the cover of Vogue , the world's most famous fashion magazine, making the occasion of Saudi women being allowed to drive". Previous reports in state-backed media branded some of the detainees traitors and "agents of embassies". "Saudi women have taken to Twitter to object & replaced her image with 3 ... [Full Article...]

UK's highest court to rule on Northern Ireland's strict abortion law

UK's highest court to rule on Northern Ireland's strict abortion law But that decision was overturned in June past year by three of Northern Ireland's most senior judges. A group calling itself Solidarity with Repeal held a demonstration at Belfast City Hall following the resounding Irish Yes vote to liberalisation. [Full Article...]

Israeli army kills Palestinian nurse in Gaza border protest - medics

Israeli army kills Palestinian nurse in Gaza border protest - medics She is just the second female fatality out of more than 119 killed since the deadly border protest campaign began in late March. Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the health ministry in Gaza , said 15 demonstrators were shot and wounded in the clashes, in which eyewitnesses said Israeli border soldiers opened fire and dispersed Palestinian protesters back into Gaza. [Full Article...]


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