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Greece and Macedonia end 27-year feud over name

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Today the 27-year impasse ended as two nations finally came to a resolution: The former Yugoslav republic is getting a new name, the Republic of North Macedonia . In Greece, the main opposition New Democracy party demands that Tsipras get a mandate from parliament before he signs the agreement, complicating plans for him and Zaev to do that as early as this weekend. Read More »

Eid-Al-Fitr will most likely be June 15, says IAC

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If the moon is sighted in any part of the Indian subcontinent, all Muslims in the region celebrate Eid ul-Fitr with fervour the next day. An expert privy to the matter told The Express Tribune that there are nearly "no" chances of Shawaal moon sighting on the eve of June 14. Read More »

Trump brands media as the 'biggest enemy' of the United States

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Less clear is what the United States got in return. Trump pledged to work on the issue, but the Singapore agreement included no language on the return of abductees. Despite the lack of detail, or binding terms in the joint statement agreed with Kim - which has alarmed a majority of observers of the nuclear standoff - Trump struck a resolutely bullish tone. Read More »

Saudi coalition strikes kill 250 Houthi rebels in heavy fighting

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CARE International, one of the few aid agencies still there, said 30 airstrikes hit the city within half an hour. We've got more newsletters we think you'll find interesting. Aid groups nevertheless warned of disaster. An assault was "likely to exacerbate an already catastrophic humanitarian situation", Red Cross spokeswoman Marie-Claire Feghali said. Read More »

United Nations scrambles to avert coalition attack on key Yemen port

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The U.K. Department for International Development told aid agencies on Sunday that "the Emirates have informed us today that they will now give a 3-day grace period for the U.N.to leave the city". Burt said: "The UN special envoy has previously expressed concern that conflicts in Hodeidah could take peace off the table "in a single stroke". The Huthis captured Hodeida and Yemen's capital Sanaa in 2014, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and their allies intervening on behalf of the government the ... Read More »

USA hits Russian firms with new sanctions for cyberattacks

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The Treasury also targeted the Kvant Scientific Research Institute(Meduza wrote about this organization in our deep dive into Russian cyber-defense ) and the company Digital Security, which specializes in information security. Mnuchin said the U.S.is committed to "aggressively targeting" anyone aiding the FSB, saying the US would do so under the 2017 sanctions law, known as the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). Read More »

Google Doodle celebrates diverse cultures for World Cup kickoff

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The United bid also offered Federation Internationale de Football Association the prospect of higher profits: $11 billion compared to Morocco's $5 billion. "The uncertainty for taxpayers, coupled with FIFA's inflexibility and unwillingness to negotiate, were clear indications that further pursuit of the bid wasn't in Chicago's best interests", the mayor's office said at the time. Read More »

Chinese official backs removal of US troops from Korean Peninsula

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The North has traditionally railed against the joint exercises and charged that they are practice for an invasion. "As you just did now, you called Kim Jong Un a 'weirdo, ' you said, 'he's a total weird who would be elected assistant dog catcher in any democracy.' The president, he sits down with Sean Hannity, he's talking about Kim Jong Un as someone who appeared to be amusing, he's smart, the president has said of him". Read More »

Trump slams G7 leaders ahead of meeting with Kim Jong Un

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Before the G-7 summit, Trump scuffled with Macron over the tariffs. Kudlow alleged that the Canadian Prime Minister used the G-7 summit for his domestic political consumption. Liberal MP and former dairy farmer Wayne Easter said there was a real sense of panic building in his P.E.I. riding over the implications of Trump's pronouncements following his departure from the G7 gathering. Read More »

Kim Jong Un Suprises Crowds With Late-Night Tour In Singapore

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The American President will celebrate his 72nd birthday on June 14 but a picture shared by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore , Vivian Balakrishnan , shows the President with a cake in the picture. Speaking at a closed-door press briefing held at the Seoul-run Korea Press Center, the official said that due to the intense negotiations between the North and the US ahead of the Tuesday summit, the plan would not be feasible. Read More »

After blowing up the G-7, Trump seeks peace with North Korea

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Kim's main concern is the survival of his own regime - South Korean President Moon Jae-in told reporters that the Pyongyang leader had "concerns on whether he could trust that the United States would end its hostile policy and guarantee the security of his regime when the North denuclearises itself". Read More »

Trump, Kim Shake Hands As Historic US-North Korea Summit Begins

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He continued: "But in the end, that doesn't matter". However, he noted that a single summit would not be sufficient for a successful denuclearisation. He is scheduled to meet Kim for the first time at 9 a.m. Kim was cheered by onlookers who caught sight of the dictator, who until earlier this spring was not believed to have ever left North Korea as supreme leader. Read More »

Trump Reportedly ‘Fuming’ About Cohen But Hasn’t Said Anything for This Reason

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Cohen, now with no legal representation, is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors in NY, sources said. Todd Harrison and Stephen Ryan of McDermott, Will & Emery LLP attorneys represented Cohen until now. "These government tactics are also wrong because Mr. Cohen has cooperated completely with all government entities, including providing thousands of non-privileged documents to the Congress and sitting for depositions under oath", Ryan added. Read More »

Trump, North Korea's Kim agreed to visit each other's country

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He says before he took office, "people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea", and President Barack Obama said North Korea was the nation's biggest problem. Clapper responded: "I agree, Chris.as weird as it is. this whole thing is unconventional". This isn't the first time that Dennis Rodman has travelled internationally on PotCoin's dime: his most recent visit to North Korea was also paid for by the virtual currency in 2017. Read More »

Scarborough: Republican Party Primary Voters 'Have Devolved into a Trumpist Cult'

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Clair, the wealthy heir of the Burt's Bees fortune. "Congratulations to Corey Stewart for his great victory for Senator from Virginia ", Trump wrote on Twitter while calling out former campaign rival Sen. "Every time I think things can't get worse they do, and there is no end in sight". "The playing field of ideas that many of us came into in the class of '94.it's devolved to: are you for or against the President, are you for or against Trump?" "And he has Stewart voters to thank ... Read More »

"Three Californias" initiative qualifies for November ballot

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Draper, a venture capitalist and cryptocurrency enthusiast, obtained enough signatures for the measure to qualify for the state's ballot in November , the California Secretary of State announced late Tuesday. California gets 55 electors in the Electoral College - a powerful number that has been a huge unmovable bloc for the Democratic candidate. The arguments for splitting up the state range from the usual smaller-is-better claims that California is too big and unwieldy to function ... Read More »

ZTE Dives After Agreeing to $1 Billion Fine and Major Revamp

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Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp had about $3 billion wiped off its market value as it resumed trade on Wednesday after agreeing to pay up to $1.4 billion in penalties to the United States government. The coordinator will have a staff of at least six employees funded by ZTE. The Hong Kong-listed stock of ZTE ( ZTCOF ), which makes smartphones and other telecommunications equipment, had been suspended for the past eight weeks after the US Commerce Department blocked American firms ... Read More »

‘I took bullets’: Weepy Dennis Rodman claims credit for Trump-Kim summit

Per CNN's Kevin Liptak , the meeting between Trump and Kim resulted in Kim signing a document that "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". If you were born after the year 1990, it's possible that you know nothing of Dennis Rodman's basketball career. United States and the DPRK commit to establish new U.S. Read More »

U.S. military in Korea says no guidance on cancelling war games

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The strategic insights of game theory experts like Thomas Schelling that shaped deterrence remain relevant as Trump constantly piled the pressure on Kim through a range of threats, from the ones he acted on like tough sanctions and others like strikes on North Korean facilities that he didn't. Read More »

Kim summit highlights: European Union hails talks as 'crucial and necessary step'

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I think we're going to have a great discussion. The video was also broadcast during a press conference, and Trump bragged to reporters that he thinks Kim loved it. It was released to the media at a press conference on Tuesday . Two men known for their weird haircuts, ill-fitting suits, dynastic wealth, and presiding over the deaths of thousands of their own citizens met up at a swanky Singaporean hotel to discuss nukes. Read More »

Alec Baldwin: I Could 'Absolutely' Beat Trump in 2020

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During a chat on SiriusXM's The Howard Stern Show on the 11th of June, Monday, the 60-year-old said he would "absolutely win" with "1000%" certainty. Press PLAY on the video above to see Baldwin and Stern's presidential discussion, then hit the comments with your thoughts! "There's so many things this country needs to do that are so obvious". Read More »

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner earned a stunning amount a year ago

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Ivanka Trump received almost $4 million from her stake in the Trump International Hotel in Washington , D.C., $2 million from the Trump Organization and $5 million from the trust that oversees her clothing brand. Her husband Jared Kushner earned more than Dollars 5 million in income from the Kushner Cos. apartment complex Quail Ridge in New Jersey. Also released Monday were the disclosures covering Chief of Staff John Kelly, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, and Nick Ayers, ... Read More »

Brexit: House of Lords EU Withdrawal Bill amendment voted down by MPs

MPs voted 324 to 298 to reject the proposal, which had come to parliament after the Lords brought amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. The British government was rocked by a resignation and faced anger in Parliament over its Brexit plans, but staved off defeat by offering concessions to MPs who want to soften the terms of the UK's exit from the European Union. Read More »

Kilauea Unleashes More Small Blasts, Snaking Lava

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Hawaii County Civil Defense said Monday that it's beginning to scale back operations because while lava continues to spew from the earth at a high rate, it's flowing over areas that have already been covered and hitting the sea off coastal communities that have already been destroyed. Read More »

Trump Agreed to Cancel South Korea War Games Without Informing the Military

USA soldiers hang a South Korean flag on top of their tank during a military exercise north of Seoul, South Korea , on May 30, 2013. Wang said in a statement earlier that China welcomed and supported the summit between the USA and North Korean leaders and hoped the two countries could reach a basic consensus on achieving denuclearisation. Read More »

Police officer rescues young boy running on busy highway

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CBS 2, a Chicago television station , spoke with the officer. A heroic police officer jumped into action as he spotted a young child running along an IL highway as cars zipped past. Sergeant Mannino received a lifesaver award from his department. The child wasn't injured. No charges were sought in the case. When Mannino first saw the figure on the busy highway, he says he thought it was some kind of animal, according to WGN . Read More »

Fire in southwestern Colorado grows to more than 22,100 acres

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A type-1 incident management team took command of the fire Saturday morning, meaning additional resources will be deployed to contain it. Crews set controlled burns late Thursday that stopped the fire's southern side from spreading and were working the same tactic on the north side, national forest officials said . Read More »

Trump’s Trade Adviser Apologizes for ‘Inappropriate’ Trudeau Comments

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Trudeau's statement prompted instructions from the president to the US delegation still in Quebec not to sign on to the G-7 communiqué. "And that comes right from Air Force One". He had said there was a "special place in hell" for Mr Trudeau for going against US President Donald Trump . The public sniping at a sitting leader of state by White House aides shocked some veteran diplomats. Read More »

#SC1: Donald Trump Endorses Katie Arrington

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Jennifer Wexton , center, talks with Sen. As of 4 p.m., about 430 active registered voters in Charlottesville had taken part in the primary election . Republican Congressman Tom Garrett has announced he will not seek re-election in District Five, which includes Charlottesville, as he battles alcoholism. Read More »

President Trump and Kim Jong Un Agree to Work Toward Denuclearization

And with USA and North Korean officials reportedly struggling to close the gap between the two countries in pre-negotiations on Monday, giving up access to a full record of Kim's comments on Tuesday could hinder further talks. The narration and images portrayed the tension which had manifested over the course of the previous year, with missile launches and military maneuvers, but then shifted its focus to the future, saying "the light of hope can burn bright". Read More »

Singapore Summit Ends With . . . Nothing

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President Donald Trump to Singapore for an anticipated summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un , as it is stopped for refueling in Chania, Greece, June 10, 2018. Of this, half is on security, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Sunday. Trump has taken keen interest in the pageantry of the day, insisting the pictures beamed around the world reflect a commanding leader making a decisive, world-altering move. Read More »

Trump Pardons Alice Marie Johnson After Kim Kardashian Visit

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It is said that Kardashian West contacted Ivanka Trump first, in order to get help setting up a meeting with the president. The president pardoned Johnson a week after meeting with Kardashian West in the Oval Office to discuss the case. In a statement announcing the president's decision, the White House said Johnson "has accepted responsibility for her past behavior" and has been a model prisoner, working hard to rehabilitate herself and serve as a mentor to fellow inmates. Read More »

Congress skeptical of Trump's G7 strategy

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The Prime Minister simply stated that the recently imposed tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel were "insulting" (in reaction to Trump's previous statement that 'Canada posed a national security threat to the U.S.') and Canada would continue to stand up for itself against Trump's unfair agenda. Read More »

Three Saudi civilians killed by Houthi-launched missile in Jazan

Saudi sources said the United Nations special envoy for Yemen , Martin Griffiths, was in the Houthi-controlled capital, Sanaa, to discuss the possibility of global control of the port, according to the Guardian. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, acknowledged the "humanitarian crisis" in Yemen and said he had met twice with Griffiths and also spoken to him by phone. Read More »

Man killed in stabbing attack on Japan bullet train

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A man in his thirties was killed in the assault and two women in their twenties were wounded. Mr Kojima told police he had picked victims at random and had been armed with "multiple bladed objects" on the train, Japanese broadcaster NHK reports. Read More »

Donald Trump Reveals Larry Kudlow Suffered a Heart Attack

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Trump wrote. Kudlow, though only on the job since March, has become a popular figure in the White House who is known for gregarious and seasoned manner in an administration frequently riven by rivalries and disputes. The president tweeted that Kudlow is now at Walter Reed Medical Center. "He made an error", Kudlow said. There was no additional information from the White House or second source, rather it was only Trump's twitter account. Read More »

Air Force deserter captured using a fake ID

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Prior to his disappearance, Hughes was last seen in New Mexico withdrawing a total of $28,500 from his bank account at 19 different branch locations. Prior to his " capture ", Hughes had been formally declared a deserter by the Air Force Dec. Read More »

GOP senator offers soothing words about 'special relationship' with Canada

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Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila said Sunday that the rift between G7 members at the summit reflects the unpredictability in worldwide political arena, and he hoped the aftermath of the summit would be cleared up quickly. Bob Corker has introduced legislation that would roll back the President's power to impose tariffs like the ones he introduced earlier this month on steel and aluminum on US allies, but Republican leaders don't appear eager to take it up even as an amendment to ... Read More »

Trump, Kim set to meet the morning of June 12 in Singapore

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It comes after a Washington Post report cited two U.S. officials suggesting the Trump administration has been "seeking a discreet way" to help pay Mr Kim's hotel bill. Trump last week said he no longer wanted to use that term and indicated that he was willing to embark on a lengthy series of talks that would ease pressure on the regime. Read More »

SCOTUS Rules on Ohio Voter Purge - Cortney O'Brien

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Unlike many voting cases that come before the court, Wednesday's case centered not on grand constitutional principles but on interpreting seemingly contradictory directives of federal law. Chris Carson, president of the League of Women Voters, said the Supreme Court "got this one wrong". Voters who then fail to respond to the notice and fail to vote within the next two years are removed from the rolls. Read More »

Merkel - EU will act against USA tariffs on steel, aluminium

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The White House is expecting a chilly reception from Canada and West European countries, already frustrated over Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear agreement. "I think the bilateral meeting that's scheduled between the two is a really good thing and I think they'll walk through a lot of these issues". US President Donald Trump is seated amid a crowd of officials. Read More »

Key Donald Trump advisers attack ‘back stabber’ Justin Trudeau

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Raja Krishnamoorthi broke with his party's leadership and criticized Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday for publicly fighting with President Donald Trump , The Hill reported . G7 allies seemed as perplexed as Canada at the sudden diplomatic row, and Germany and France accused Mr Trump of destroying trust and acting inconsistently. Read More »

Italy and Malta refuse to dock migrant ship carrying 629 people

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Despite the claim by Mayor Orlando that the government stands in opposition to worldwide law by closing the ports to migrant smuggling operations, a distinguished expert on global maritime law Admiral Paolo Caffio has given his verdict, stating that not only is it legal, but there is also precedent, reports Il Giornale . Read More »