Sunday December 16-th, 2018

Emmanuel Macron Says 'Things Moving Forward' After G7 Trade Spat Emmanuel Macron Says 'Things Moving Forward' After G7 Trade Spat

Macron made the remarks against U.S. President Donald Trump as he spoke with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "I have made it clear to the president that [imposing retaliatory tariffs] is not something we relish doing, but it's something t...

President considers Ali pardon; late boxer's lawyer says no need President considers Ali pardon; late boxer's lawyer says no need

Ali was sentenced to five years in prison in 1967 for refusing to be drafted into the Vietnam War, but he did not serve any prison time after winning an appeal. But the pardons are a very positive thing for a president. Although Trump's statemen...

Trump trade adviser: ‘Special place in hell’ for Trudeau Trump trade adviser: ‘Special place in hell’ for Trudeau

Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door, " President Donald Trump's trade adviser said, according to the Associated Press. But there were signs, among otherwise frustrated European leaders, that they see Trump and his "...

Queen Elizabeth had eye surgery in May ―Buckingham Palace Queen Elizabeth had eye surgery in May ―Buckingham Palace

In April, the husband of Elizabeth II - Duke of Edinburgh Philip - had surgery on the hip joint. The queen does not usually wear shades outdoors in public; she wants the crowds that turn out to greet her to be able to see the whole package, as it...

ICC overturns ex-Congo vice president's war crime convictions ICC overturns ex-Congo vice president's war crime convictions

Reuters reports that a judge has now said Bemba can not be held responsible for the actions of his forces who went on rampage in Central African Republic killing people in 2002 and 2003. Bemba has been in custody at the ICC for almost a decade after ...

IS militants retake parts of Syria town in major attack IS militants retake parts of Syria town in major attack

The Observatory said the number could rise, as some victims were still under rubble and some of the wounded were in critical condition. Rescue work was underway to find survivors from under the ruins, the report said. Airstrikes in northwestern Syr...

Celebrating World Oceans Day 2018 in photos Celebrating World Oceans Day 2018 in photos

It's commendable that South Africa took this pledge, because it is well-recognised as an ocean plastic polluter. The resources of the sea, he underpinned, have to be sustainably exploited since Mauritius depends on the resources which the ocean c...

Fall in number of women going to United Kingdom for abortions Fall in number of women going to United Kingdom for abortions

On 10 February 2016, the Northern Ireland Assembly voted against legalising abortion in cases of life limiting conditions (sometimes called fatal foetal abnormality), or cases of rape, incest or indecent assault. "No formal declaration has been m...

Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves

Vice President Mike Pence told Trudeau he would have to agree to that before Trump would agree to meet him. 'The Prime Minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversations with the President'. The G7 summit cam...

President Trump may pardon Muhammad Ali after overturned conviction President Trump may pardon Muhammad Ali after overturned conviction

The unanimous decision overturned Ali's 1967 conviction , meaning his application for conscientious objector status should have been granted and he was not a draft dodger. Ali passed away in 2016. Meg Kinnard from the Associated Press announced ...

Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian stone-thrower Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian stone-thrower

They say the group has used the demonstrations as cover to carry out cross-border attacks and endangered protesters by using them as human shields. The protests at Israel's border so far peaked on May 15, when some 40,000 Gazans protested along the...

Trump trade fury torpedoes Canada’s G7 summit

President Donald Trump delivered a threat to foreign leaders during a press conference Saturday at the 2018 G7 summit in Quebec, Canada: If they don't dramatically reduce tariffs and trade barriers, "we'll stop trading with them". His stateme...

Mic picks up awkward conversation between Merkel and Trump at G7 summit Mic picks up awkward conversation between Merkel and Trump at G7 summit

Trump hasn't said whether he is considering the proposal. The joint communique, advocating a "rules-based trading system", was reached despite tension over United States tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. However, before the acrimony spilled ...

Stormy Daniels' lawyer calls Rudy Giuliani an 'absolute pig' over comments Stormy Daniels' lawyer calls Rudy Giuliani an 'absolute pig' over comments

He accused the two of making "countless reckless and false statements" against him, which will harm his "business, professional and personal reputations". "Let her do her thing but no interviews at all with anyone". "Mr. Davidson abdicated his role...

Putin says G-7 criticism of Russian Federation is 'chatter' Putin says G-7 criticism of Russian Federation is 'chatter'

Russian Federation has also interfered in elections in France, Germany, Norway, Spain and Ukraine, he said. Nevertheless, Trump told reporters Friday that he has been "Russia's worst nightmare". interests and values. He emphasised that the bloc's...

Trump Winning Battle Against Business Groups on Tariff Authority Trump Winning Battle Against Business Groups on Tariff Authority

Senators, particularly from farm states, have lobbied Trump for months against starting a full-scale trade war that could dampen economic growth. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who was one of a handful of Senate Republicans who met with President Trump We...

Trump says United States won't sign G7 joint statement, leaving summit in chaos Trump says United States won't sign G7 joint statement, leaving summit in chaos

But its validity was immediately put into question when Trump tweeted that he had "instructed our US reps not to endorse the communiqué". UK Prime Minister Theresa May stood with Trudeau on the issue of trade . The Prime Minister said the United...

Trump trades easy banter with allies but differences persist Trump trades easy banter with allies but differences persist

Speaking during an impropmtu news conference at the G7 summit in Canada on Saturday, Trump said his ultimate goal was the elimination of all trade duties. It is the second time that Trump refused to join his G7 counterparts in committing to the...

Flight from Pyongyang lands in Singapore ahead of North Korean leader’s arrival Flight from Pyongyang lands in Singapore ahead of North Korean leader’s arrival

Trump departed for Singapore on Saturday after attending the G7 summit in Canada . It will certainly be an exciting day and I know that Kim Jong-un will work very hard to do something that has rarely been done before, create peace and great prosperi...

Kim talks: How well has Trump prepared for Singapore? Kim talks: How well has Trump prepared for Singapore?

Donald Trump will know if Kim Jong-un is serious about their summit in Singapore on Tuesday "in the first minute", the U.S. president said on Saturday, speaking to reporters at the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Canada . May not. But I think I'll kno...

Adam Putnam sheds light on report of missed background checks Adam Putnam sheds light on report of missed background checks

The Times reports that the problem was traced back to a single employee who was tasked with logging in to the NICS background check system. The employee is quoted in the report as saying that she " dropped the ball ". She then claimed that when she...

Afghan Taliban announce surprise three-day Eid ceasefire Afghan Taliban announce surprise three-day Eid ceasefire

The government cease-fire will begin on June 12 and last through Eid al-Fitr holiday, June 19, not including al Qaida or ISIS. The holiday starts in mid-June, but since the time depends on the lunar cycle the timing could change based on crescent moo...

Turnout skyrockets in high-stakes election Turnout skyrockets in high-stakes election

Ballots will be cast in the 42nd Ontario general election on Thursday as voters elect the next provincial government. Unofficial results now indicate that 58.0% of eligible voters in the province cast their ballot, including those who voted by mail...

Trump delivers warning on trade as he leaves G-7 summit Trump delivers warning on trade as he leaves G-7 summit

Trump arrived late for Saturday's meeting during the Group of Seven summit of leading industrialized nations being held in Quebec. Trump, who repeated that the tariffs are meant to protect US industry and workers from what he describes as unfair...

Guatemala volcano eruption: DESPERATE search for survivors SUSPENDED as deaths reach 109 Guatemala volcano eruption: DESPERATE search for survivors SUSPENDED as deaths reach 109

The names and ages of the victims will remain confidential, officials said. It has been shown that Conred's Twitter feed as late as 11:00 on the morning of the eruption said that it wasn't yet necessary to evacuate. The volcano is one of Central ...

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