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Mexico hits United States pork, grapes in retaliation against tariffs

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A man works in a steel distribution factory in Monterrey in northern Mexico last week, when the USA tariffs on steel and aluminum took effect. Malmström said that the United States "closed the door" following the European Union offers. Trump has frequently called out allies for being unfair on trade, arguing that they have high tariffs that block out American goods and lead to trade imbalances. Read More »

Trump Takes Battle Over Twitter Blocks To Appellate Court 06/06/2018

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The White House and the Justice Department didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. Last month, Judge Naomi Buchwald said in a 75-page decision that Trump's effort to silence his critics on Twitter is not permissible under the Constitution because the digital space where he engages with constituents is a public forum. Read More »

Dozens dead after Guatemala volcano erupts

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Search and rescue operations for the missing and dead have been suspended due to low light and risky conditions, and will resume early on Monday morning, he said. President Jimmy Morales said he had convened his ministers and was considering declaring a state of emergency in the departments of Chimaltenango, Escuintla and Sacatepequez. Read More »

Hawaii Volcano Lava Destroys Hundreds of Homes Overnight

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Governor David Ige signed a second supplemental emergency proclamation on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) that gives the county more options for shelters and sets criminal penalties for violating emergency rules, such as failing to evacuate and interfering with emergency workers. Read More »

Almost 200 missing after new round of eruptions in Guatemala

The institute says only 23 of the recovered bodies have been identified so far. A pyroclastic flow is a fast-moving current of extremely hot gas and volcanic matter that pours down volcanic slopes at incredibly high speeds. People who lived in the area are now staying in temporary shelters. "They are taking away our opportunity to say goodbye". Relatives of the missing are becoming increasingly desperate as rescue workers battle to get to the more remote areas blocked off by the fallen ... Read More »

Kelly Sadler Out After Insensitive Sen. McCain Remark

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In a private meeting last month with other communication officers, Sadler reportedly said McCain's opposition to CIA Director-nominee Gina Haspel "doesn't matter; he's dying anyway". Then-White House aide Kelly Sadler in March. Mrs. Sadler, the aide who made controversial remarks about ailing Sen. "It's being addressed internally and I don't have anything further to add". Read More »

Mexico takes aim at Trump and USA midterm elections

This comes after the president floated the idea while speaking to reporters after his meeting with North Korea's vice chairman last week. The remarks are likely to create more cross-border economic uncertainty with the US after Trump imposed stinging steel and aluminum tariffs on imports from Canada, Mexico and Europe. Read More »

Massive blaze engulfs Mandarin Hotel in Knightsbridge

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A worker at the Burger and Lobster restaurant nearby said they were told it was coming from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. A tradesman working at the hotel said he saw a "big fire " on the roof before raising the alarm. There were hundreds of fire engines, ambulances, police racing by and helicopters overhead. The cause of the fire is also not yet known, and firefighters are likely going to be on the scene throughout the night, the London Fire Brigade said. Read More »

Giuliani: Trump team would try to avert subpoena

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The Constitution gives the president the "Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States , except in Cases of Impeachment". "I think it's absolutely outrageous that he as an officer of the court would be putting down an entire system based on the exercise of an individual's right to choose to elect one person or another separate and apart from your professional job ". Read More »

Melania Trump appears at first White House event since kidney procedure

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The 48-year-old eventually took to Twitter to allay public concerns. She hasn't made a public appearance since before her five-day hospital stay in mid-May for treatment of a kidney condition the White House only described as benign. CNN and several other mainstream media outlets had been painting the first lady as "missing in action", even though several observers pointed out that the first lady was spotted in the West Wing as recently as May 29. Read More »

Mitch McConnell cancels Senate's traditional August recess

Senators of both parties said they welcomed the extra weeks of work, with Democrats signaling they intend to use the period to focus attention on health care. "Given the fact that there are a lot more Democratic incumbents [up for reelection] in the Senate than Republicans. he wants to keep Democrats in Washington rather than campaigning". Read More »

Former Ark City PD chief living in Guatemala safe after volcanic eruption

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Asked about that possibility in this disaster, Conred director Sergio Cabanas said: "Not until the search efforts are over, and it would be left up to the people". "We are talking about a tragedy, a national mourning", Guatemala President Jimmy Morales said. The bodies were recovered by search and rescue teams, Guatemala's National Institute of Forensic Studies confirmed, saying that only 23 have been identified so far. Read More »

Bye-kini: Miss America says it will no longer judge appearances

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Carson explained: "We've heard from a lot of young women who say , "we'd love to be a part of your programme but we don't want to be out there in high heels and a swimsuit ". The competition began almost 100 years ago in Atlantic City, New Jersey as a bathing beauty contest created to keep tourists coming to the seaside resort in the weeks after Labor Day. Read More »

Seven killed and 20 hurt by fiery volcano eruption in Guatemala

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Rescue workers pulled at least 10 people alive from ash and mud flows around Guatemala's Volcan de Fuego on Monday. Guatemala's Volcan de Fuego, Spanish for " volcano of fire", exploded shortly before noon (4am AEST). More than 3,100 villagers have been evacuated while search and rescue efforts continue as the eruption is expected to blight nearly two million people. Read More »

Iran will trigger new surge of migrants, says Netanyahu

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Iran is to tell the United Nations it will begin increasing its uranium enrichment capacity in case the multinational nuclear deal-severely weakened by the USA withdrawal last month-collapses. The nuclear deal and lifting of punishing nuclear related worldwide sanctions created optimism in Iran after years of economic isolation. Since US President Donald Trump's announcement of the American exit on May 8, European Union leaders have pledged to try to keep Iran's oil trade and investment ... Read More »

Georgia Officer Caught on Body-Cam Hitting Suspect with Patrol Car

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Spokesman Epifano rodriguez added: 'This was not the kind of conduct we would expect from an Athens-Clarke County police officer'. Crowds of people shouted at the officer for hitting the suspect. Saulters eventually hit Patmon with the patrol vehicle at what authorities described as "low speed". Make the right decision'. He was later charged with violating his probation and obstructing a law enforcement officer. Read More »

North Korean officials removed as Kim changes direction

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Preparations are still underway for Kim and Trump's summit in Singapore , the first time a sitting US President will meet the leader of North Korea. But she said there has been no change in what Trump has described as a "maximum pressure" campaign on the North Korean regime. Read More »

Woman drives on field during Little League game

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Parkhurst himself confessed to a deadly hit-and-run in 2013, bringing some answers but little solace to the family of Carolee Ashby, a 4-year-old killed on October 31, 1968, as she walked to a store in Fulton, New York, with her then 15-year-old sister to buy birthday candles for the teenager's cake. Read More »

Gene test shows more breast cancer patients can skip chemo

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Rachel Rawson, clinical nurse specialist at Breast Cancer Care, said: 'This life-changing breakthrough is absolutely wonderful news as it could liberate thousands of women from the agony of chemotherapy . "In many cases, we will be able to tailor treatments to the patient and their tumor". According to first author Joseph Sparano of Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York, "any woman with early stage breast cancer 75 or younger should have the test and discuss the results" with her ... Read More »

At least six killed as Fuego volcano erupts in Guatemala

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A river of lava destroyed homes and burnt people inside as the Fuego volcano pumped black smoke into skies southwest of Guatemala City this morning. Guatemala City's global airport had been closed because of the risks posed to planes but was reopened mid-morning Monday after workers cleared away ash. Read More »

First Saudi women get driving licences

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Some 2,000 licenses are expected to be issued to women in the upcoming weeks. Women 18 years of age and older will be allowed to apply for a driver's license, Bassami said . According to the National Review, eight have been temporarily released while several others are still in custody. Along with other reform efforts , such as lifting a ban on women attending sporting events and allowing movie theaters in Saudi Arabia , permitting women to drive has been a focus for human rights ... Read More »

Duterte takes heat for kissing Filipino woman onstage

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The controversy began when Duterte, during his visit to South Korea, called a woman on stage Sunday to give her a copy of a book at a town hall-style meeting in Seoul. She is married to a South Korean national, who was reportedly in attendance at the event , and has two children. "Well, this 4.9 billion worth of investments and thousands of new jobs, and one billion dollars in ODA - that (the kiss) possibly can't overshadow the harvest of the President on this trip", he said. Read More »

Giuliani says Trump will fight Russian Federation probe subpoena

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The never-before-seen memo makes a broad case for the executive autonomy of the commander-in-chief, as the president's lawyers argue a sitting president can not be subpoenaed. The president has repeatedly pointed fingers at Democrats for alleged collusion during the 2016 election-specifically the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign for their move to pay $9 million through law firm Perkins Coie to fund the now-infamous, and unverified, anti-Trump dossier. Read More »

Mattis: No relief to sanctions on N

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Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters after the meeting with Mattis and South Korean counterpart Song Young-moo that the nations agreed "it is very important for North Korea to take concrete actions in a flawless and irreversible way". Read More »

Officer shoots himself during pursuit near San Diego marathon

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Police say a woman identified as 58-year-old Mona Elease Williams pointed a weapon at police and was eventually arrested on the roof of a parking structure. Chief Nisleit confirmed the injury was the result of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot to the lower leg. Details on the wounded officer's condition have not been released. Read More »

Dallas woman kills husband for beating their cat, police say

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Mary Harrison was arrested on a murder charge after admitting to detectives that she shot her husband, Dexter Harrison , 49, according to a police news release. Mary Harrison posted signs and the cat eventually was returned. 'A man got shot over a cat? She admitted to shooting her husband, authorities said. Read More »

Trump Says Canada's Trade Barriers on US Agricultural Products Unacceptable

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If Europe comes to see China as a partner in defending multilateral trade against Trump, taking a critical approach towards Beijing on specific issues could become more hard. Rather than bowing to President Trump's trade threats, the European Union declared it would hit back with its own tariffs on a list of US exports worth €6.4 billion ($7.5 billion), which could go into effect staring June 20. Read More »

Clinton: I Haven't Apologized Personally to Lewinsky

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Bill Clinton admitted in an interview on "CBS This Morning" that former President Barack Obama received positive media coverage because of his race. Melvin then pressed Clinton on whether "looking back on what happened then, through the lens of Me Too now", he now felt more responsibility. Read More »

Seven killed as gathering condemning violence targeted in Kabul

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Kabul has been the target of multiple suicide attacks so far this year. The blast occurred at an exit from Kabul Polytechnic University, where the convocation of the Afghan Ulema Council was winding up. "The gathering had just finished and the clerics were coming out of the tent when that sucide bomber went off", she said. Shortly before the attack struck, the clerics had issued a fatwa , or religious ruling, against suicide bombings and urged peace talks to end the Afghan war. Read More »

Kim Jong Un said to replace three aging, top military leaders

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No Kwang-chol, the first vice-minister of the Ministry of People's Armed Forces, replaced Pak Yong-sik as defense minister, while Ri Myong-su, the chief of the Korea People's Army's (KPA) general staff, was replaced by his deputy, Ri Yong-gil, Yonhap reported, quoting an unnamed source. Read More »

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy ousted amid corruption scandal

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Mariano Rajoy has become the first prime minister in Spain's history to be removed from office after losing a no-confidence motion, plunging the country into political uncertainty. He faces a tough time, however, catering to demands from small nationalist parties whose votes he captured in the no-confidence motion. Pedro Sanchez was sworn in as Spain's prime minister Sunday, a day after the Socialist leader successfully ousted predecessor Mariano Rajoy who lost a no-confidence vote in ... Read More »

Trump aide says Canada's Trudeau overreacting to trade dispute

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President Trump is scheduled to attend. Some prominent US Republicans have also voiced opposition. "In response to these measures, Canada intends to impose surtaxes or similar trade-restrictive countermeasures against up to C$16.6 billion in imports of steel, aluminum, and other products from the United States, representing the value of 2017 Canadian exports affected by the United States measures", Canada's government wrote on its official website. Read More »

Jimmy Fallon surprises students at Stoneman Douglas graduation

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That doesn't mean you should rest on your laurels. The shooting sparked another national debate on gun control, and student activists organized the March for Our Lives in March. "Choose to move forward, and don't let anything stop you". "I've cut that day up a thousand ways with a million different what-if scenarios, but the bottom line is I was there to protect, and I lost 17", he says. Read More »

Italy's populist government sworn in

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Conte initially dropped his bid to secure cabinet after President Mattarella's blocked Conte's initial choice for economy minister , which cast doubt on the ability of the coalition to form a government. Earlier this week, Sergio Mattarella invited former economist Carlo Cottarelli to form a government. 29 May: The dust shows no sign of settling and Italy's political turmoil spreads to financial markets across the world. Read More »

Manhunt: Suspect captured in slaying of Tennessee deputy

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Dickson County sheriff's Sgt. Daniel Baker was killed after responded to a call about a suspicious auto on Wednesday. Baker was later found dead inside his vehicle in a wooded area two or three miles from the scene. A reward for information leading to Wiggins' capture grew to $46,000 after contributions from Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, federal law enforcement agencies and police associations from various cities. Read More »

Trudeau Is ‘Overreacting’ to Trump Tariffs, Kudlow Says

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on Sunday described USA tariffs as "insulting" to the shared history of the United States and Canada as the fallout over Donald Trump's tariff moves continued. Morneau also warns the tariff fight will destroy jobs in Canada and the US, and drive up consumer prices. The policy came into force on Friday, meaning anyone in the United States importing the metals from the European Union will have to pay an additional tax. Read More »

Bashar al-Assad to visit North Korea, Pyongyang says

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Directional signs bearing North Korean and USA flags are seen near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea , April 25, 2018. The wholesale reshuffle would be unusual if confirmed , Seoul's unification ministry said. "They're all young but capable people", Yang added. In 2017, Pyongyang earned some 200 million dollars by shipping equipment to Syria in violation of worldwide sanctions, which were orchestrated by Washington in an effort to cut off income to the ... Read More »

Guatemala’s Fuego volcano eruption leaves 6 DEAD and 20 injured

Seven people have been killed and 20 hurt after a volcano near Guatemala City exploded in a fiery display of ash and lava . President Jimmy Morales informed that a national emergency response team has been activated. Hundreds of rescue workers, including firefighters, police and soldiers worked to recover bodies from the still-smoking lava. Authorities said at least six people were dead or missing following the eruption. Read More »

At least 25 killed, 300 hurt by erupting volcano in Guatemala

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Disaster agency spokesman David de Leon said late Sunday the bodies were found in the community of San Miguel Los Lotes. Eddy Sanchez, director of the country's seismology and volcanology institute, said the flows reached temperatures of about 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit (700 Celsius). Read More »

No North Korea relief until verifiable denuclearization steps - Mattis

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday North Korea will receive relief only after it takes clear and irreversible steps to end its nuclear program, adding it would be a bumpy road to a summit between U.S. This could be a sign that the North Korean leader is "pursuing a new policy to become a developing country without nuclear weapons, rather than a poor country with nuclear weapons", he said. Read More »

Singapore to bear some costs of the Trump-Kim summit

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The Moon administration has been deeply wary and careful not to affect delicate negotiations between US and North Korean officials over the June 12 summit. "The Trump thesis of global diplomacy is the Trump thesis of NY real estate dealmaking, which is that step one is to establish a personal - individual or family to family - close relationship with your mark", said Daniel Russel, who served as a top Asia policy official in the Obama administration. Read More »

At least 6 killed, 20 hurt by erupting volcano in Guatemala

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Cabanas said four people, including a disaster agency official, died when lava set a house on fire in El Rodeo village and two children were burned to death while standing on a bridge watching the volcano's second eruption this year. Photos shared on social media show huge plumes of smoke rising into the sky. The lava river was running on the other side of the volcano. Officials have advised citizens to wear masks due to falling ash, which has been raining down in four of Guatemala's ... Read More »

Mattis accuses China for 'intimidation and coercion'

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At the forum, Beijing's representatives responded to the French and British plans by saying the South China Sea is free and open for all to travel through, and there would be no restrictions on normal freedom of navigation . His comments come ahead of a planned June 12 summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . The latest US military moves against Chinese expansion serves as back drop to potential North Korea talks. Read More »

Trump can pardon himself, says Giuliani

And Preet Bharara, who like Giuliani is a former NY prosecutor, agreed. "He has no intention of pardoning himself ", he continued. "- I mean, it would - it could lead to impeachment it could lead to, I mean, if he terminated an investigation of himself it could lead to all sets of consequences." "In issues of intent, there's only one person on Earth that can conclusively speak to that issue, and that is the president himself ", Turley said. Read More »