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Author: 0 Kim Summit Planned for Maximum Publicity

Just weeks after John Bolton's hardline rhetoric infuriated North Korea and almost derailed a planned summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump , the USA national security adviser appears to have taken a back seat to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for the historic meeting.

Worldwide 'Sonic attack' fears as more U.S. diplomats fall ill in China
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A USA official, who was not authorized to discuss the situation publicly and requested anonymity, told the Associated Press that the evacuated Americans are being brought for testing to the University of Pennsylvania, where doctors have been treating and studying patients evacuated from the embassy in Havana.

Worldwide Why is PTI so scared of Rehams book, asks Marriyum
Author: 0 Why is PTI so scared of Rehams book, asks Marriyum

Reham denounced her opponents, saying that those speaking against her are confused and not clear about who is backing her. She said that Imran violated Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution by concealing the truth when asked for an answer.

Worldwide Trump hosts first iftar dinner at White House
Author: 0 Trump hosts first iftar dinner at White House

Envoys from several Muslim countries including the UAE, Egypt, Tunisia, Qatar, Bahrain, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Kuwait, Gambia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Bosnia were invited. Trump's administration, who many perceive is anti-Muslim and anti-minorities, hosted the dinner at the State Dining Room. "There's always this argument that it's better to be at the table.

Worldwide U.S. envoy's unorthodox diplomacy stirs stiff response in Berlin
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Germany's foreign ministry has asked the USA for clarification of Grenell's comments, according to spokesman Christofer Burger. Grenell's first visit to the German foreign ministry, set for Wednesday, now will give him a chance to 'explain how he wants his statements to be understood'.

Worldwide Supreme Court rejects NI abortion law case
Author: 0 Supreme Court rejects NI abortion law case

As a result, the justices said the Supreme Court "has no jurisdiction " in the proceedings to strike down the law. Decriminalizing abortion in Northern Ireland may come down to a vote Wednesday in London's House of Commons at Westminster.

Worldwide Palestinian man shot dead for throwing stone at IDF soldier
Author: 0 Palestinian man shot dead for throwing stone at IDF soldier

A Palestinian teen jailed for slapping an Israeli soldier near her home in the occupied West Bank lost an appeal on Wednesday for her early release, her supporters said. The incident comes shortly after an Israeli soldier was killed in similar circumstances by a block that crushed his head. Since 2015, Palestinians have killed over 50 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British tourist in stabbings, shootings and car-ramming attacks.

Worldwide Putin: Trump and I 'regularly talk over the phone'
Author: 0 Putin: Trump and I 'regularly talk over the phone'

Mr Putin, making his first foreign trip since being sworn in for a fourth term, said the restrictions were "harmful for everyone - those who initiated them and those who are targeted by them". TRT World's Simon McGregor-Wood weighs in on Putin's visit to Austria. The EU official said that he hoped that the government of Austria that would assume EU presidency in July shared pro-European positions.

Worldwide Saudi women were just granted driver's licenses in historic move
Author: 0 Saudi women were just granted driver's licenses in historic move

The country issued the first driving licenses to 10 women at the General Department of Traffic in the capital, Riyadh, according to the Associated Press . This development follows reports indicating Saudi Arabia arrested 17 activists for allegedly protesting the Kingdom's restrictive driving laws. Worldwide news reporters were not present to witness the swap in the only country in the world which prevents women from getting behind the wheel.

Worldwide James Mattis warns Beijing over expansion in South China Sea
Author: 0 James Mattis warns Beijing over expansion in South China Sea

The US military sent two nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to fly over the disputed Spratly Islands amid tensions with Beijing . A U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber flies near Ventspils, Latvia on June 6, 2017. "It calls into question China's broader goals", Mattis added. The two US Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bombers took off from a Diego Garcia navy facility located on a small island in the Indian Ocean to conduct " a routine training mission " in the vicinity of the South China Sea, before ...

Worldwide Italy's new populist government wins 2nd confidence vote
Author: 0 Italy's new populist government wins 2nd confidence vote

A political novice, Conte leads the euroskeptic coalition of the 5-Star Movement, which considers itself anti-establishment, and the right-wing, north-based League party. Ten-year Italian borrowing costs were 18 basis points higher on the day at 2.74 percent and 2-year yields briefly jumped back above 1 percent. "The (Bloomberg) report suggests that the European Central Bank may be looking past the softness in economic data out of the euro zone, and the political headwinds in Italy to focus on ...

Worldwide Giuliani shrugs off reaction to 'hands and knees' comment on Kim
Author: 0 Giuliani shrugs off reaction to 'hands and knees' comment on Kim

Trump abruptly called off the meeting with a letter last month, leading to such reaction from Kim, Giuliani suggested at a conference in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal initially reported . May 13 - Bolton suggests in USA television interviews that the Libya model of unilateral disarmament should be pursued in getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

Worldwide Bad News for Democrats Seeking Reelection? McConnell Cancels Most of August Recess
Author: 0 Bad News for Democrats Seeking Reelection? McConnell Cancels Most of August Recess

The National Retail Federation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said they back the congressional review proposal. He was heading to the White House later Tuesday for talks. However, the Koch brothers' campaign could help shore up congressional resolve on tariffs and other policies related to trade. But McConnell said he would potentially allow the NDAA to be used to push it through.

Worldwide Families of Tiananmen Victims Urge China's Xi to 'Re-Evaluate' Crackdown
Author: 0 Families of Tiananmen Victims Urge China's Xi to 'Re-Evaluate' Crackdown

From the night of June 3, 1989 until early morning, Chinese soldiers carried out a clearance operation on and near Beijing's Tiananmen Square , a crackdown on what the Chinese Government wrote off as a "counter-revolutionary riot". "As Liu Xiaobo wrote in his 2010 Nobel Peace Prize speech, delivered in absentia, "the ghosts of June 4th have not yet been laid to rest"," Pompeo said referring to the Chinese dissident who died past year while still in custody.

Worldwide Ukrainian journalist convicted on spying charges in Russian Federation
Author: 0 Ukrainian journalist convicted on spying charges in Russian Federation

New York, June 4, 2018-Russian authorities should immediately release Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Harlem Desir, a media freedom representative at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a top security and rights group, deplored the sentence and reiterated his call for Sushchenko to be let go.

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