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Canada spat escalates, Europeans criticize Trump's G7 move

Last month, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his government would retaliate against Trump's tariffs by imposing import taxes on $12.8 billion worth of USA imports in what Canada says its strongest trade action since the World War II.

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The Queen's Birthday Parade: Best Photos

The tiny princess waved and squinted as she looked up at the sky to see the Royal Air Force's flypast. Queen Elizabeth II already turned 92 years old on her real birthday, April 21. Write Royalty, analysing details from the Court Circular, the official diary of the royal family , said the queen had conducted 125 engagements from January to the end of May.

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Putin tips Russian Federation sanctions to be lifted

After meeting Putin in Vienna , Van der Bellen said some US politicians claim that the European Union is too dependent on Russian gas, but overlook the fact that American liquefied gas is much more expensive. When asked about Russia's ongoing military campaign in Syria , Putin argued Russia's military had gained valuable experience from participating in the Syrian conflict but seemed to walk back earlier repeated calls for a large-scale withdrawal of Russian forces.

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China Holds Shanghai Cooperation Organization Meeting Opposite G7 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in the city of Qingdao on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit, which will take place over the weekend. Modi and Xi were also expected to discuss economic relations between the two countries, NDTV reported. Gokhale said Xi referred to the growing popularity of Indian films and not only spoke about the success of the movie Dangal in China, but also mentioned that Baahubali 2 and other Hindi ...

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Manafort Associate Konstantin Kilimnik Indicted In Mueller Probe

The indictment , filed by Mueller in District of Columbia federal court, included new counts against Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort and the operative, Manafort aide Konstantin Kilimnik , for tampering with witnesses about their lobbying for Ukraine .

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China says it protects foreign diplomats after US Consulate incident

The Americans in China were living in similar situations-high-rise apartment buildings occupied by other foreign workers and wealthy locals. On Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a task force to respond to the " unexplained health incidents ".

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Mrs. Trump skipping G7, North Korea summits

The first lady said in a written statement after last June's event that these families "are a unique and distinct category of individuals who should be cherished". Washington Post reports Melania laughed along with the president. Although the first lady is returning to public life, Grisham confirmed she will not be attending the G7 Summit or Singapore meeting.

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Texas man bitten by severed snake head

A decapitated snake head can "live" for up to an hour after being severed. The man immediately began having seizures, internal bleeding and vision loss. He was eventually airlifted to Christus Spohn Shoreline Hospital, she said. If you thought cutting the head off a venomous snake made them safe to handle, think again.

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White House aide steps down after anger over remarks on McCain's health

Bush. "Yes, there are other administration jobs open to her and to others who would like to interview for those jobs", Conway responded when asked whether Sadler would be considered for other positions. Some of McCain's colleagues, including Sen. Sadler apologized privately to the McCain family privately. "She is no longer working at the White House", he said.

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Rudy Giuliani: President Trump could pardon himself, but he probably wouldn’t

Mr Giuliani added Mr Trump "has no intention of pardoning himself", but the USA constitution, which gives a president the authority to issue pardons, "doesn't say he can't". Regardless, other presidents have resisted even considering using the pardon power for themselves. Clinton's Justice Department didn't conduct an additional review of the president's ability to pardon himself, according to a former senior administration official familiar with the matter.

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No N Korea relief until verifiable denuclearisation steps: Mattis

Mattis made the comment on the sidelines of a security conference in Singapore on Sunday, stressing that it was vital for the worldwide community to uphold the United Nations-imposed sanctions regime against North Korea until the country ended its nuclear activities.

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Giant acidic steam clouds rise from ocean after lava spill in Hawaii

No injuries were reported in the area, which had previously been evacuated. There is NO tsunami threat to Hawaii after a 5.5 (preliminary magnitude 5.6) natural disaster reported at 4:32 a.m. Following the lava flows that destroyed hundreds of homes in Kapoho, Kim said the county now believes it meets the threshold for Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance.

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Anti-nuke Nobel victor ICAN offer to pay Trump-Kim summit

These changes are in addition to Army Gen. Kim Su-gil's replacement of Kim Jong-gak as director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army. At Panmunjeom, the two sides appeared to focus on narrowing their differences over how Pyongyang should achieve complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization and what the United States should give in return to guarantee the North Korean regime's security.

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Woman Says Guatemalan Volcano Buried Her Family

Lesser amounts of ash fell on Guatemala City, which is 44 kilometers (27 miles) from the volcano . The charred bodies of victims laid on the steaming, ashen remnants of a pyroclastic flow as rescuers attended to badly injured victims in the aftermath of the eruption .

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We will ‘push Iran out of this region,’ vows Merkel

The nuclear deal was the result of "meticulous, sensitive and balanced multilateral talks", Zarif said, and could not be renegotiated as the United States has demanded. One of the documents seen by The Times handed over to London is a memorandum that formally hands responsibility for the production of weapons-grade enriched uranium to the Iranian defense ministry.

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Iran: US Created Terror to Destabilize Middle East

Israel agreed not to attack Syrian regime targets, the report said. Israel has repeatedly vowed to prevent Iran establishing a permanent presence in Syria and Lebanon and has carried out dozens of air strikes against Iran-backed forces and attempts to smuggle advanced weapons to Hezbollah.

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'No talks on United States troops in S.Korea at Trump-Kim summit'

As Lavrov was visiting Pyongyang , one of Kim's top lieutenants, former intelligence chief Kim Yong Chol, was in NY to discuss with USA officials the agenda for the Trump summit. "The process will begin on June 12 in Singapore". The State Department says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a top North Korean official have concluded their meetings in NY, wrapping up the high-stakes diplomatic negotiation almost two hours earlier than expected.

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President Trump claims progress after 500 days, defends trade policies

The Trump Tower meeting - and the White House's initial response to the first reports of the meeting - has been a key moment in Mueller's investigation into whether anyone on the campaign colluded with Russian Federation and whether Trump obstructed justice.

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Phoenix killings of psychiatrist, 2 women linked

Police said the killings Friday of paralegals Veleria Sharp , 48, and Laura Anderson , 49, were related to Pitt's shooting, but they were still trying to determine exactly how the three victims were connected. At one point during the surveillance, they observed Jones throw a small bag into a trash can near Scottsdale Rd. and Shea Blvd. In the Levine case, Scottsdale police received a call Saturday about a man found fatally shot inside an office.

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Trump aide says Canada's Trudeau overreacting to trade dispute

Speaking at a news conference Thursday, the normally mild-mannered young prime minister expressed particular dismay that the tariffs announced by the Trump administration were being imposed on national security grounds to protect the US economy and vital industries.

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Kashmir on edge after CRPF vehicle mows down protester

They were rushed to Soura Institute of Medical Sciences where Qaiser succumbed to his injuries. One of the injured was Bhat. Friday's incident was the second of its kind in recent weeks. "The protesters tried to stop the vehicle but the forces continued to move", said Shahid Ahmad, a resident who was at the scene. The vehicle, he said, accidentally strayed into an area crowded with protesters, then struck some people when the driver realised what had happened and tried to get quickly away.

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Mueller probing Trump's Sessions request

The president used several tweets to quote House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy , who appeared on CBS's "This Morning ". Sessions was an early supporter of Trump's campaign and the first sitting senator to endorse his candidacy for president.

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USA vetoes United Nations measure to protect Palestinians

The United States vetoed on Friday a Kuwait-drafted UN Security Council resolution that condemned Israel's use of force against Palestinian civilians, criticizing it as a "grossly one-sided" view that failed to blame Hamas for the recent violence.

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China urges U.S. to keep promise on trade issues

The status of the agreement is unclear now that U.S. tariffs look set to go forward. "President Trump has the courage and vision to turn that around". Ross will have less than two weeks to solve the knotty issue of trade before the tariffs get officially imposed, so there's not much room for error. "It could very well complicate Wilbur Ross's visit".

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Greitens accepted deal with St. Louis prosecutor to dismiss computer-tampering charge

Jean Paul Bradshaw II, a former US attorney for western Missouri, said the agreement to drop the case represents a "fair resolution" because Greitens' resignation accomplished "the greatest public benefit" possible. State lawmakers had convened in a special session to hear evidence about Greitens in a process that could have led to his impeachment. The House authorized the legislative investigation a week after the indictment.