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Canada row escalates, Europeans criticize Trump's G7 move

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Trudeau says five of the G7 countries agreed to a plastics charter to further protect the environment and oceans. In his news conference, Trudeau had spoken of retaliatory measures that Canada would take next month in response to Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Read More »

White House workers 'have to tape Donald Trump's notes back together'

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According to Politico , White House staffers had the torn documents collected from the Oval office and the president's residence and then turned them over to records management to be reassembled "like a jigsaw". Mr Lartey claimed his entire department was dedicated to the task of taping paper back together in the opening months of the Trump administration. He used to spend hours putting ripped paper pieces back together. Read More »

Houthi Leader's Brother May Be Dead in Offensive on Yemen's Hodeidah

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Iranian-aligned Shia rebels known as Houthis and their allies for years have held the Red Sea port, crucial to food supplies in a nation on the brink of starvation after years of war. But the first wave of this relatively high-tech assault by irregular Houthi forces occurred back on October 2nd, 2016 when the high-speed logistics catamaran HSV-2 Swift was destroyed by an anti-ship missile . Read More »

'Changed Era' As Trump And Kim Prepare For Singapore Summit

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Olivia Enos, policy analyst with the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation in Washington , said "a successful summit would move beyond mere statements about denuclearization". But he has since lowered expectations, backing away from an original demand for North Korea's swift denuclearisation. -North Korea summit will take place on June 12. Read More »

'Don't expect too much': Rodman plays down Kim Trump breakthrough

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However, he noted that a single summit would not be sufficient for a successful denuclearisation. Amateur body language analysts noted that Trump is being more physical than Kim . Dinner plans were abandoned by reporters, including this correspondent, as they raced to likely locations for the first close up look at Kim , who had remained out of sight in the St Regis on Monday. Read More »

Korean officials hold marathon talks ahead of summit

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On the eve of the first encounter between a sitting USA president and a leader of North Korea , American officials are maintaining any resulting agreement must lead to an end of North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile threats. Kim Jong Un, center, tours the Esplanade in Singapore on Monday during a surprise late-night tour. The daylong summit will also include a working lunch and a larger meeting involving aides to both leaders, the White House said. Read More »

Kim summit agreement: Read the full text here

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The president had announced a halt in the drills after his meeting with Kim on Tuesday. Trump is celebrating Tuesday's agreement to launch a process to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, though experts and allies are still awaiting details on the broad accord the two sides say they've reached. Read More »

President Trump meets Kim Jong Un

KCNA said the U.S. president expressed his intention to offer security guarantees to North Korea and lift sanctions "over a period of good-will dialogue" between the two countries. "The US-South Korea joint exercises and US forces in South Korea play significant roles for the security in East Asia", Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters Wednesday. Read More »

Aquarius: the migrant ship at centre of ugly European row

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Valencia, however, is 800 nautical miles away from the point between Italy and Malta , where the ship has been stranded, and took on emergency rations of food on Monday. MSF Sea said the medical situation of those on board was "stable for now but unnecessary delay to disembarkation in safe port puts vulnerable patients at risk". Read More »

"Three Californias" initiative qualifies for November ballot

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California , which would be made up of Los Angeles, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Southern California: This would have 12 counties: San Diego, San Bernadino, Orange, Riverside, Mono, Madera, Inyo, Tulare, Fresno, Kings, Kern, and Imperial counties. Read More »

What are the US-South Korea war games?

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At a news conference before leaving the Singapore summit, Trump also speculated on the long-term possibility of withdrawing the 28,500 USA troops in Korea if the initial agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leads to denuclearization and peace. Read More »

WH adviser Navarro apologizes for 'special place in hell' slam at Trudeau

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Graham pointed to Trump's trade fight with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as an example of what happens when a foreign leader tries to "play" Trump. "If they retaliate, they're making a mistake", Trump said. "At this moment in our history with our USA neighbours, Canadians need to know that all sides of this House stand united as one", Ramsey said. Read More »

South Carolina Midterm Primary Results

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One of her ads said "it's time for Mark Sanford to take a hike - for real this time". He is better of in Argentina. Sanford's primary opponent, state legislator Katie Arrington , tried to frame the campaign about how critical Sanford has been of Trump. Read More »

Trump Antagonizes Trudeau, Hurting All US Alliances

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Lindsey Graham on Tuesday suggested that if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attempts to renege on a deal with Donald Trump , he could end up on the United States president's bad side - just like the leader of one of the US's closest allies, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau . Read More »

Dancing FBI agent who accidentally shot someone is arrested

Chase Bishop is pictured in this undated photo released by the Denver Sheriff's Department. He scrambles for the gun, which fires as he picks it up. The customer hit by the bullet was taken to hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. Bishop is not assigned to the Denver office but works out of Washington, sources told KUSA. Read More »

Canada has every right to be insulted over United States tariffs

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The White House is quietly trying to fix the American government's fractured relationship with Canada as President Donald Trump is in Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Politico reported Monday. The British government has been eager to sign a trade deal with the US after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union next year. The U.S. -Canada spat escalated when at a news conference , Trudeau said Canada would take retaliatory measures next month in response to ... Read More »

North Korea: Trump has agreed to step-by-step denuclearization

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Several thousand are still missing in South Korea despite its close alliance and history of cooperation with the U.S. "This is Trump and Kim Jong Un's day", he said. Number two, I think it is something they really appreciated". While President Moon Jae-in hailed the summit, conservative pundits in South Korea were unimpressed. Read More »

Free Climbing Raccoon Captures Hearts and Minds Scaling Minnesota Skyscraper

Paul. Many people followed the raccoon's adventures and half a dozen Twitter accounts purporting to represent the animal were launched. On the street below, an onlooker thought "Wally" would make a good name for overly ambitious mammal, though Minnesota Public Radio employees - who work across the street - promptly created a hashtag "MPRracoon", which caught on. Read More »

Government avoids defeat on Brexit bill

The upshot is that May has survived another day in the battle to extract Britain from the European Union - and may yet pull off a compromise that wins the support of both wings of her party - but it is the rebel Remainers who believe they are now in the ascendency. Read More »

Grandmother drove with 2 children locked in dog kennels, police say

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A concerned witness took the disturbing mobile phone footage of 62-year-old Leimome Cheeks letting her grandkids out of dog kennels, reports the Daily Mail . Mrs Cheeks neighbours' expressed their horror at the incident, with residents calling the grandmother a woman of strong faith. "I'm just so sad for the babies", neighbor Nikita Blake told the station. Read More »

Trump vows to 'stop the war games' after Singapore summit

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North Korea has called for an end to the exercises as part of the United States' ending its "hostile policy" toward the country. US President Donald Trump (2nd R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (2nd L) sign documents. Forces Korea. Cory Gardner told reporters that they were assured joint military exercises would continue. "We still look at Trump and the USA behavior with pessimism and we can not be optimistic about the USA behavior", Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Behram ... Read More »

House Republicans Hope They Can Find an Immigration Compromise

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Top Republicans want to head off an election-year showdown that divides the party. House Republicans emerged from a critical meeting on immigration Thursday to say they are committed to writing a bill that matches President Trump's four pillars of reform - but didn't make much headway on settling big issues such as whether illegal immigrants will get full citizenship rights. Read More »

Paris police in ‘hostage taking’ standoff with armed man

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There was no indication of a terrorist motive, police said. The area around the incident in the 10th arrondissement of Paris was ringed off by police. According to media reports, three people were taken hostage, including a pregnant woman. Police swept vehicles in the area with a device but found nothing, he said. Read More »

India welcomes Trump-Kim summit; calls it 'positive development'

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As per the Guardian , amid the handshakes and photo ops, Trump spoke of the "very comprehensive" agreement that would "take care of a very big and very risky problem for the world". side who attended the working lunch between the USA president and the North Korean leader included the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, the President's National Security Advisor John Bolton and his Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. Read More »

Colorado fire forces evacuation of more homes

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The so-called 416 Fire in southwest Colorado had burned almost 17,000 acres by Sunday morning, an area larger than Manhattan. The large wildfire has prompted the evacuation of an additional 859 homes in the Purgatory/Durango Mountain Resort, Lake Purgatory, Silver Pick Lodge, Cascade Village, and Mill Creek areas. Read More »

Trump aide apologises for saying there's 'special place in hell' for Trudeau

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Trudeau, accusing him of engaging in "bad-faith diplomacy" with Mr. Trump. "My job was to send a signal of strength", he said . He made the comments Tuesday at an event of The Wall Street Journal CFO Network in Washington . 'I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message, ' says Navarro. White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro stands along the Rose Garden colonnade as he listens to a news conference between U.S. Read More »