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Vienna being considered as venue for possible Putin-Trump summit

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In a combined effort, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau failed recently to convince Trump not to impose tariffs on the allies. "I have been Russia's worst nightmare", Trump said , in apparent reference to accusations that he has been soft on Moscow. "We need the president to be able to distinguish between our allies and adversaries, and to treat each accordingly", he said in a statement. Read More »

Doug Ford to transition to power in Ontario over next three weeks

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In his victory speech, Ford paid an emotional tribute to his younger sibling, saying: "I know my brother Rob is looking down from heaven". The Liberals, who have been in government for the past 15 years, could drop to single-digit seats in the legislature, losing official party status. Read More »

Adam Putnam: No more lapses in background checks

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And Philip Levine, a former Miami Beach mayor, called for an investigation and said Putnam has forfeited "any moral right to lead". "Career politicians like Mr. This FBI crime database lists people who may be disqualified from receiving firearms in other states. But, any law is useless if it is not enforced. It wasn't until March of the next year another employee noticed a problem. Read More »

Taliban announces first cease-fire against Afghan forces for Eid al-Fitr

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The Taliban also said it may release prisoners including government troops, provided they agree to refrain from fighting insurgents in the future, the statement said. involvement here. There was no immediate response to the Taliban's statement from the US military, which has a dual mission to support Afghan troops against the Taliban and, separately, conduct counterterrorism operations against extremists associated with the Islamic State and al-Qaeda. Read More »

Trump and Kim lookalikes hold ´summit´ in Singapore

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Kim said that it is obvious to North Koreans that the government of Kim Jong Un is lying to the people about the country's situation and its reality. Market!" First the nuts and bolts: How do you protect what many North Koreans consider their single most precious resource, the third member of the Kim family to rule and a direct descendant of North Korea's worshipped founder Kim Il Sung ? He said he was told to stay away from Sentosa Island and the Shangri-La Hotel. Read More »

Yellowstone bison gores Bay Area woman

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Hancock and a crowd of people approached within 10 yards of the bison while walking along a boardwalk. Park officials said that, at one point, people were less than 15 feet from the bison. Despite stretches of inclement late spring weather, Yellowstone announced that it just experienced the busiest May in the history of the 146-year-old national park. Read More »

Volcano lava river runs into Guatemala village, several killed

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Authorities have been unable to account for an undetermined number of people and say they fear the death toll could rise. Fuego is one of three active volcanos in Guatemala. Dozens of videos were popping up on social media and local TV, depicting the extent of devastation. "Not everyone was able to get out. I think they ended up buried", Consuelo Hernandez, a resident of the village of El Rodeo, told Diario de Centroamerica . Read More »

Recreational Marijuana Bill Passes In Canadian Senate

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MI is the only state to vote on recreational marijuana this year (similar to Colorado's existing recreational marijuana laws), while Utah, Oklahoma and Missouri will vote on legalizing medical marijuana, according to NORML, a marijuana reform advocacy group. Read More »

Chinese Hackers Steal Unclassified Data From Navy Contractor

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Chinese government hackers breached the files of a U.S. Navy contractor to steal submarine warfare secrets earlier this year, The Washington Post reported Friday. The contractor, which was not named in the report, works for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, based in Newport, Rhode Island. "The breach is part of China's long-running effort to blunt the United States advantage in military technology and become the preeminent power in East Asia". Read More »

Attack in Somalia Leaves 1 US Soldier Dead, 4 Wounded

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The attack marks the first known combat death of a United States service member in Africa since the October 4 ambush of USA and Nigerien forces which claimed the lives of four American troops and five Nigeriens. The group was blamed for a truck bombing in Mogadishu in October that killed more than 500 people and raised concerns about its ability to build larger explosives. Read More »

Elections Ontario warns Ottawa-Vanier voters to double-check polling location

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That's more than 5.7 million of the 10.2 million eligible to vote, and a milestone for Ontario, which has never had more than 5 million people show up in a provincial election. Most of the vote centers were open the week before the election, giving voters the flexibility to cast their ballot anywhere. When you head into the voting booth, you can mark an X for your preferred candidate or you can decline the ballot. Read More »

Trump ramps up Twitter criticism of Canada ahead of G7 getting underway

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Trump insisted U.S. allies would yield to his demands of a trade rebalance, warning that the United States would crush any opposition in a potential trade war . Russian President Vladimir Putin is now in Beijing, where he was presented with a friendship medal by Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs Everett Eissenstat, will represent the United States for the G7 sessions that ... Read More »

Merkel expects difficult G7, will seek out Trump for talks

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She noted that, in the meantime, the USA has withdrawn from the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear agreement, as well as imposing tariffs on allies' steel and aluminum imports. "There must not be a compromise simply for the sake of a compromise", she said. She also noted that Germany has sought to keep in frequent contact with Russian Federation, but said "a format that is explicitly based on respecting worldwide law is not viable for Russian Federation at present". Read More »

Stories of destruction at wake of Volcano of Fire in Guatemala

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Subsoil temperatures hit up to 700 degrees during the height of the eruption, and now the search is well under way clearing the rubble of shattered homes, looking for bodies. "We're very proud of them", said Raymond Rubio with the Galveston Shriners. About 10 police officers saw what the family was doing and came to help, bringing more robust tools. Read More »

Youth killed by Israeli soldiers in West Bank village identified

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Palestinian activist Bilal Tamimi told the official Wafa news agency that Israeli soldiers had prevented Palestinian medical teams from attending the youth. Growing despair in Gaza over blockade-linked hardships, including daily hours-long power cuts and rising poverty, have driven turnout. Israel and Hamas, which seeks Israel's destruction, have fought three cross-border wars since 2008. Read More »

Mitch McConnell cancels most of Senate's August break, blames it on Democrats

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Corker, a Tennessee Republican and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he and the president had a lengthy, "heartfelt" conversation about the legislation. Democratic co-sponsors include Mark Warner of Virginia, Brian Schatz of Hawaii and Chris Van Hollen of Maryland. The European Union says it will start imposing duties from July on a list of USA products in response to President Donald Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe. Read More »

Mamnoon Hussain, Xi discuss regional security, global issues in SCO summit

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Officials said the U.S. pull out from the Iran nuclear deal, Washington's sanctions against Russian Federation under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) may also figure in the talks. As Raveesh Kumar, the official spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs said in a tweet , the SCO's scope extends to the political, economic, security and cultural arenas. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Her 92nd Birthday at Trooping the Colour Parade

Meghan wore a simple peach dress by Carolina Herrera , but its off-the-shoulder style was a bit too cocktail-y for such an important military event in which shoulders are usually covered. Last week, it was Camilla's turn, at the 10th anniversary of the Medical Detection Dogs charity, of which Camilla is its patron. The royal has been undergoing riding lessons ahead of the event where he rode on horseback behind The Queen's carriage alongside Prince Charles , Prince William and ... Read More »

Weeks elated with UNBC ranking on Young University list

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But before that, the United Kingdom-based publication sponsoring the summit, Times Higher Education , released its annual list of the best "young universities ". SCU ranked ahead of Australian universities including RMIT, Australian Catholic University and Bond University. The QS world ranking is based on six factors: academic reputation (40 percent), employer reputation (10 percent), faculty/student ratio (20 percent), citations per faculty (20 percent), worldwide faculty ratio (five ... Read More »

Trump Wants Russia Back In The G-7

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Those in the United States who make that argument are typically counting third party goods imported into the USA through Canada , which Ottawa considers an unfair accounting. To no one's surprise, Trump tweeted his dissatisfaction on Thursday, calling the whole thing "ironic". On top of all this, the president doesn't plan to stick around til the end. Read More »

New indictment filed against Paul Manafort

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The former Trump campaign chair is facing several other financial crime charges related to his pre-campaign work. Manafort and Kilimnik's allegedly criminal contact with the two witnesses who once worked with them doing public relations began on a day, February 23, when Manafort's case became far tougher to overcome. Read More »

Trump Feuds With Leaders of France, Canada Before Summit

Trump and Trudeau have been at odds over the USA president's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. "Maybe, but nobody is forever", French President Emmanuel Macron told a news conference flanked by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Thursday. Read More »