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White House press briefing to address watchdog report on Comey

White House press briefing to address watchdog report on Comey The report stated the text messages "included statements of hostility toward then candidate Trump and statements of support for candidate Clinton ". One of the key testimonies against McCabe in the inspector general's report came from Comey. The one possible exception was the NY field office, which favored Trump and was suspected of being ready to leak news about the Weiner laptop if Comey ... [Full Article...]

Trump plans early departure with North Korea talks 'moving quickly'

Trump plans early departure with North Korea talks 'moving quickly' Kim Jong-un's bodyguards are some of the fittest in the business. "There is no chance to make North Korean leaders ... surrender their nuclear weapons", Andrei Lankov, a Korea expert at Seoul's Kookmin University, wrote recently on a Washington-based Asia newsletter. [Full Article...]

US, North Korea officials in final summit preparations

US, North Korea officials in final summit preparations NORTH KOREA TALKS: U.S. and North Korean officials were preparing for a meeting Tuesday between Trump and Kim aimed at settling the standoff over the North's nuclear arsenal. It is there, in a building designed by British architect Norman Foster, that Mr Trump and Mr Kim are due to meet, starting at 9am. One benefit of Singapore from the North Korean point of view is that there will probably n... [Full Article...]

Trump, Kim meet for historic summit in Singapore

Trump, Kim meet for historic summit in Singapore Ahead of the summit, North Korea rejected unilateral nuclear disarmament. Asked if he'd know if such discussions were planned, Mattis said, "Yeah, I sure would". Rodman also told CNN that a White House staffer called the former Celebrity Apprentice contestant to tell him the president was proud of him. "We will see how far we get". [Full Article...]

State TV Shows President Trump Saluting North Korean Officer During Summit

State TV Shows President Trump Saluting North Korean Officer During Summit North Korea will not get any sanctions relief until it has demonstrated "complete denuclearisation", US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. Trump's Tuesday meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un produced a wave of U.S. "And lastly, Secretary Pompeo and I reaffirmed that the ROK-US alliance, which celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, is robust as ever, that the United State... [Full Article...]

Trump, Kim Commit to 'Immediate Repatriation' of Korean War Missing

As discussions follow after the summit , they could arrange meetings among the Koreas, the us and possibly China to discuss the matter. In the domestic front, Trump is likely to tout his diplomatic engagement with North Korea as proof he is working to protect the United States as part of his "America First" agenda, although the summit did not appear to yield specific safeguards against Pyongyan... [Full Article...]

Theresa May to fight another day after UK government wins Brexit skirmish

Opening debate on the flagship EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Commons , Mr Davis warned that the "cumulative effect" of a series of Lords amendments would "make it impossible to deliver the smooth and orderly exit we want". But a government official said they had just agreed to open talks on the basis of the rebel amendment. He offered to use the proposal as the basis of discussions "in goo... [Full Article...]

‘Sleepless night’: In South Korea, all eyes on Kim-Trump summit

‘Sleepless night’: In South Korea, all eyes on Kim-Trump summit President Trump will be staying at the Shangri La Hotel and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un will reside at the St. Regis Hotel. Among the key points in the document was North Korea's commitment to "work towards the complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula". [Full Article...]

Merkel open to European Union migration reform, cautious on eurozone

Merkel open to European Union migration reform, cautious on eurozone Merkel has proposed creating a forum to defuse escalating trade tensions with Trump's White House, despite the G7 leaders' failed attempt to Trump to back down from his decision to slap harsh tariffs on his own North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies on grounds that they pose a national security threat to the United States. [Full Article...]

Ex-NBA Star Rodman Bursts Into Tears After Historic Trump, Kim Handshake

Ex-NBA Star Rodman Bursts Into Tears After Historic Trump, Kim Handshake Last week, Trump told reporters that it would be easy to tell if a deal was possible with Kim in the first minute of the meeting. Describing Kim with affection, Rodman said the North Korean leader loves to have a good time, wants his people to enjoy their lives, and would love to visit the United States. [Full Article...]

Canada's PM is back-stabber unworthy of Trump's time, trade adviser says

Canada's PM is back-stabber unworthy of Trump's time, trade adviser says The president says the USA is "pretty close" to an agreement on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and discussing two types of sunset provisions in which any of the countries could leave the deal. Trump withdrew the USA from the Paris climate accord and his attendance of a G7 session on the issue was in question well into the last minute. She also spoke about Trump's suggestion that... [Full Article...]

Kim impersonators meet fans ahead of summit

Kim impersonators meet fans ahead of summit In a letter on Monday, Senate Democrats outlined how they believe Trump should handle negotiations with Pyongyang, saying any deal should require that North Korea give up its nuclear and ballistic weapons programs. "We will not let that problem stand, and the only alternative is to sit down and come up with an agreement and also make it such that there is an incentive for North Korea to ... [Full Article...]

United States soldier killed, five wounded in 'enemy attack' in Somalia

United States soldier killed, five wounded in 'enemy attack' in Somalia Al-Shabab quickly claimed responsibility for the attack on Telegram via its Shahada News Agency. The U.S. said a Somali soldier was among the wounded, though witnesses said two Somali soldiers were killed. "My thoughts and prayers are with the families of our serviceman who was killed and his fellow servicemen who were wounded in Somolia. We also injured four USA soldiers", Abdiasis Abu Musab, a... [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin: West wrongly sees Russia as a threat

Vladimir Putin: West wrongly sees Russia as a threat Putin also recalled reports of Russia's interference in the US elections, saying that if the two statements were combined, it would be "funny". Moscow will work persistently with that in mind, he said. The Skripals were in critical condition for weeks before recovering. Russian President Vladimir Putin says the government will be looking to streamline the tax system in order to fight poverty. [Full Article...]

Trump deepens G7 divide with call to readmit Russian Federation

Trump deepens G7 divide with call to readmit Russian Federation Finance Minister Bill Morneau said that message was communicated clearly to Trump during his meetings at the G7 summit with fellow leaders, and in his face-to-face talk with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau . In an "extraordinary" exchange, Trump repeated a list of grievances about US trade, mainly with the European Union and Canada, a French presidency official told reporters. [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan Brushes Back Trump ‘Spygate’ Assertion, Opposes Pardon

Paul Ryan Brushes Back Trump ‘Spygate’ Assertion, Opposes Pardon Still, Ryan said Wednesday that there is "more digging to do". The Senate Intelligence Committee agreed to provide records in response to a request from the Justice Department , and the Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution allowing it to do so. [Full Article...]

Kudlow describes U.S. trade dispute with Canada as 'family quarrel'

Kudlow describes U.S. trade dispute with Canada as 'family quarrel' Mexico retaliates to USA tariffs on steel and aluminum by introducing tariffs on American products ranging from steel to pork and bourbon on Tuesday, according to Reuters . Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday, June 6, rejected a U.S. proposal to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement in favor of a bilateral trade pact . [Full Article...]

China is intimidating South China Sea neighbours, says Mattis

China is intimidating South China Sea neighbours, says Mattis From left, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and China's People's Liberation Army's Academy of Military Science Deputy President He Lei pose for photos at a ministerial roundtable on the sidelines of the 17th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-la Dialogue. [Full Article...]

Republican House Speaker says Donald Trump shouldn't pardon himself

Republican House Speaker says Donald Trump shouldn't pardon himself Trump tweeted on Monday morning. It outlined why the president didn't need to sit down for an interview and why the president "could neither constitutionally nor legally constitute obstruction because that would amount to him obstructing himself". [Full Article...]

Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim's letter for Trump so big?

Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim's letter for Trump so big? Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is set to visit North Korea in what would be the first visit by an global head of state to the country since Kim Jong-un came to power, North Korean state media reported. "Between now and if we're going to have a summit, they're going to have to make clear what they're willing to do."Meanwhile, Russia's foreign minister arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday for ta... [Full Article...]


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