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Worldwide China Holds Shanghai Cooperation Organization Meeting Opposite G7 Summit
Author: 0 China Holds Shanghai Cooperation Organization Meeting Opposite G7 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived to a red carpet welcome and a PLA guard of honour as he landed on Saturday at the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao . The SCO leaders are meeting ahead of a much awaited summit next week between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, and the situation in the Korean peninsula may also figure at the meeting here, officials said on condition of anonymity.

Worldwide Boris Johnson Praises Trump's 'Method in His Madness'
Author: 0 Boris Johnson Praises Trump's 'Method in His Madness'

He attacked the UK Treasury (finance ministry) as being "the heart of Remain", describing as "nonsense" and "mumbo jumbo" its fears of "friction at the borders" and "short-term disruption". Staying on Brexit , Johnson said he would be willing to accept staying close to the European Union after the official leaving date of March 2019, but would not change his stance on the final terms of the future relationship.

Worldwide Palestinians to join anti-Israel protests in eastern Gaza
Author: 0 Palestinians to join anti-Israel protests in eastern Gaza

Asked what could cause the situation on the Gaza border to escalate even further, the officer gave several examples of possible "game changers": three Israeli soldiers being killed during the protests, a rocket hitting a kindergarten while children are present, or a breach in the fence that would lead to a mass infiltration by 500 or so protesters.

Author: 0 Trump Endorses Marijuana Federalism Bill - Hit & Run

Trump on the other hand has previously expressed his support of states decided whether or not to legalize marijuana . But U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated this week that he has made no such guarantees and that the Justice Department intends to enforce federal drug laws , according to Colorado Public Radio.

Worldwide Spain: Mariano Rajoy resigns Popular Party leadership
Author: 0 Spain: Mariano Rajoy resigns Popular Party leadership

A close aide to Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez indicated that a former Andalusia councillor, Maria Jesus Montero, would become budget minister in the new government . As Brexit gathers pace, and with Italy now led by a eurosceptic, populist government, Spain's new executive is distinctly pro-EU. A Catalan who is fiercely against the independence movement in his home region, Borrell will be tasked with defending his government's commitment to Spanish unity overseas.

Author: 0 Afghan Taliban announce surprise three-day Eid ceasefire

The militant movement ordered its local commanders to observe a three-day break in operations against Afghan forces to mark the upcoming religious holiday of Eid. The clerics also recommended a ceasefire with the Taliban, who are seeking to reimpose strict Islamic law after their ouster in 2001, and Ghani endorsed the recommendation, saying it would last until 20 June.

Worldwide Trump on Talks with Trudeau: Relationship ‘Better Than It’s Ever Been’
Author: 0 Trump on Talks with Trudeau: Relationship ‘Better Than It’s Ever Been’

Trump's presidency has been clouded by a federal investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 USA election and possible coordination by people in Trump's campaign. Expectations for a major breakthrough on trade at the summit, however, remain low, with USA allies focused on avoiding rupturing the G7, which in its 42-year history has tended to seek consensus on major issues.

Worldwide Bison gores California woman at Yellowstone National Park
Author: 0 Bison gores California woman at Yellowstone National Park

When the bison crossed the boardwalk, it became agitated and charged at the crowd and gored Hancock. It then immediately left the area, the park service said. In early May, a bison rammed and slightly injured a woman. Four people have been injured by wildlife at Yellowstone in the last month or so, park officials said.

Worldwide Recreational Marijuana Bill Passes In Canadian Senate
Author: 0 Recreational Marijuana Bill Passes In Canadian Senate

MA U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined a Colorado Republican on Thursday to roll out federal legislation that would resolve much of the tension between the federal prohibition on marijuana and the growing pot industries in states that have voted to legalize marijuana .

Worldwide Mom, boyfriend sentenced in boy’s ‘beyond animalistic’ death
Author: 0 Mom, boyfriend sentenced in boy’s ‘beyond animalistic’ death

Yesterday in court, the criminals responsible for the torturing and eventually murdering 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez received their sentencing. Fernandez's boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre , was convicted of first-degree murder on November 15 and a jury found true the allegation that the defendant tortured the victim.

Worldwide Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives win majority government
Author: 0 Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives win majority government

But what will those 4 years look like under PC leader Doug Ford? Outgoing premier Kathleen Wynne, whose party had a majority at Queen's Park prior to the election, was handily beaten in what was characterized as a stunning collapss. The Tory majority could play in the party's favour if the new government proves ineffective or starts making mistakes, he added. "However, we've seen a Ford victory before, and we fought back".

Worldwide Qatar's plan to boost defence quashed as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation rejects application
Author: 0 Qatar's plan to boost defence quashed as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation rejects application

European countries are at loggerheads with Washington over punishing new USA tariffs on steel and aluminium as well as President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate accord. Stoltenberg says the U.S.is investing more on European defense than ever despite the trans-Atlantic differences. "And I think it's still premature to call it a trade war", he said.

Worldwide Is First Lady Melania Trump Still Recovering from Kidney Procedure?
Author: 0 Is First Lady Melania Trump Still Recovering from Kidney Procedure?

And so ends one of the silliest episodes in an already rather silly period in history. This morning, First Lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. Melania didn't attend an event with the first lady of Japan on Thursday. She ended the speculation this week by making her first public appearance in almost a month, accompanying Mr Trump to a hurricane preparedness briefing at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington ...

Worldwide Lava flow from Hawaii volcano engulfs neighborhood, creates new land
Author: 0 Lava flow from Hawaii volcano engulfs neighborhood, creates new land

Hawaii Governor David Ige has signed a memorandum of understanding furnishing millions of dollars in state disaster relief to the island. Approximately 600 homes have been swallowed by lava flows from Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island since early last month, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times, Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim said on Thursday.

Worldwide Chinese Hackers Stole Large Amounts of Secret U.S
Author: 0 Chinese Hackers Stole Large Amounts of Secret U.S

The investigation into the breach, which is being jointly conducted by the Navy and the FBI, is now underway, The Post reported . The Navy and FBI are investigating the breach. The sanctions were imposed because ZTE breached a USA embargo on trade with Iran and other countries for six years and lied about it. The news comes days before a summit in Singapore at which US President Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who counts Beijing among his allies.

Author: 0 France's Emmanuel Macron Throws Down Trump Twitter Gauntlet: G7 Can Be G6

But two sources with direct knowledge of the situation told CBC News that Canada has heard this kind of positive rhetoric from Trump before - without seeing results at the NAFTA negotiating table. "We have massive trade deficits with nearly every country". Despite the conflict, Mallaby predicted that the countries would still seek to work with the United States, calling it "the indispensable country".

Worldwide 'She will not be missed': Man explains scathing obit for his mother
Author: 0 'She will not be missed': Man explains scathing obit for his mother

The pair were left in the dark about much of their mother's life from then on and only discovered they had two half-brothers from Kathleen's relationship with Lyle, years after their births. "We edit with a very light hand, we truly believe the philosophy that this is a family's memorial, this is how they tributize their loved one and we don't want to be telling them how to do that", said Devlyn Brooks, Forum Communication's Obits and Standards editor.

Worldwide US soldier killed, four others wounded in Somalia attack
Author: 0 US soldier killed, four others wounded in Somalia attack

US Special Forces on a training mission in southern Somalia came under mortar and small arms fire from insurgent forces in the region, AFP and the New York Times reported , citing Defense Department officials. The extent to which USA troops are assisting behind the scenes or fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with local troops has become a point of contention, not only in Somalia but also in other parts of the world where US forces are helping fight extremist groups by backing proxy forces.

Author: 0 Xi, Putin meet as United States tensions brings them closer

Putin is on a state visit to China, and he will also attend the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in the eastern Chinese coastal city of Qingdao on Saturday and Sunday. The two heads of state reviewed a military honour guard and greeted flag-waving children during the welcoming ceremony before retreating into the vast building.

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