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Trump sticks with hard line on trade as showdown looms at G7

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French president Emmanuel Macron , who describes Mr Trump as a "friend", has taken a more confrontational approach ahead of the summit. Trump engaged in a war of words with Trudeau and Macron on Thursday, accusing their countries of benefiting from one-sided trade arrangements with the U.S. Read More »

White House aide who joked about John McCain's ill health is out

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In response to the Senator's opposition to the nomination of Gina Haspel for Central Intelligence Agency director, the aide reportedly said: "It doesn't matter, he's dying anyway". Speaking about the efforts to seek out leakers, Sanders said , "I think it is disgusting and some of the most shameful behavior that you can ever engage in". Read More »

Giuliani Blasts Mueller's Team for 'Trying Very, Very Hard to Frame' Trump

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The latest eye-catching tweet from President Donald Trump included a statement that he had the right to pardon himself in the eyes of "numerous legal scholars". "But it is a really interesting constitutional argument: 'Can the president pardon himself?'" President Donald Trump says he wants to know "what is taking so long" with an internal Justice Department probe expected to criticize the Federal Bureau of Investigation and its handling of the case involving Democrat Hillary ... Read More »

Natural disaster hits Kilauea summit, sending ash plumes up to 8,000 feet

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The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency says Saturday that vigorous lava eruptions are continuing in Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens. Officers have issued 18 total citations in the last week to people for bypassing checkpoints and entering unsafe areas, the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) said in a statement . Read More »

German policeman shoots man with knife at Berlin Cathedral

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The clip shows the man, 53, from Austria, leaping up and down and brandishing the weapon in a tense show down with police at the altar. Some 100 people were at the Dom at the time, police said. A Sunday evening prayer service at the church was cancelled. "There may be presently no proof of a terrorist or Islamist motive". The 19th Century cathedral is located in the centre of Berlin on the historic Museum Island. Read More »

Saudi Arabia issues first driving licences to women

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In a historic moment, Saudi Arabia on Monday issued driving licenses to 10 women. This has begun to change in recent years, with more young Saudi women than men graduating from universities and many women working in fields that they used to be locked out of. Read More »

Boulder County LGBTQ advocates urge resiliency in wake of SCOTUS' cakeshop ruling

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Justice Anthony Kennedy-who also wrote the majority opinion in the 2015 Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage-emphasized that "These disputes must be resolved with tolerance, without undue disrespect to honest religious beliefs, and without subjecting gay persons to indignities when they seek goods and services in an open market". Read More »

Gaza militants fire rockets towards Israel

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Israeli soldiers on Friday killed one Palestinian and injured at least a hundred others protesting in Gaza along the fence that separates the territory from Israel, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. On the Friday clashes, the army said it had included "thousands of rioters" at five locations along the border, "burning tires adjacent to the security fence and attempting to damage security infrastructure". Read More »

Trump's tweet about jobs report raises questions

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Jason Furman , who served as CEA chairman during the Obama administration, said that if President Obama had done this, "I would go in and tell him how serious it was and that he was jeopardizing his access to the data". There are government procedures for officials who handle undisclosed numbers that require a delay of commenting until one hour after they're released. Read More »

Trump's ugly spin about separated children gives away his game

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As the New York Times correction notes , those unaccompanied minors are not in federal custody anymore. The former officials doubled down on their criticisms of Trump's immigration policies , and said the 2014 photos showed unaccompanied children the government had been attempting to place with family members. Read More »

U.S., China End Latest Trade Talks Without Settlement

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No formal trade deals came out of that meeting, but China agreed last month to "significantly increase purchases of United States goods and services", according to a White House statement . Ross and Liu held a working dinner Saturday ahead of their talks. "It has been a tense and tough G7 - I would say it's been far more a G6 plus one than a G7", said Le Maire, who called the tariffs unjustified. Read More »

Trump warns countries of reciprocal tariff

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But Trudeau, who on Thursday called the tariffs " totally unacceptable ", signaled that he was open to the kind of conciliation that Kudlow suggested. Allies including Canada and the European Union are threatening retaliatory tariffs. " They're saying something that we believe is patently untrue". Read More »

Assad threatening to attack United States backed forces in Syria

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The SDF, which Assad dubbed the "only problem left in Syria", would be confronted with force if negotiations fail, the president said. If that does not work, Assad said he would "resort to liberating those areas by force". Reports from pro-government sources in Syria late Wednesday suggested a Syrian government offensive to recapture territory in the south was just days from kicking off. Read More »

President Trump: June 12 Summit with North Korea is back on

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But he said that "we probably will, and maybe in great detail", during the June 12 summit. "These norms were laid in the early 2000s, when Seoul's so-called "sunshine policy" took off", said Sung-Yoon Lee, an expert on Korea at Tufts University, referring to a policy of rapprochement associated with former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung. Read More »

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens resigns

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Greitens said during a news conference that "the last few months have been incredibly hard". "While I cannot force Mr. Greitens to take personal accountability for his actions, there are things I can do", she said. The charge was dismissed during jury selection, but a special prosecutor was considering whether to refile charges. "No matter what they throw at me, no matter how painful they try to make it, no matter how much suffering they want to put me and my family through and my team ... Read More »

Moving lava threatens more homes on Hawaii's Big Island

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The order comes four weeks after the first outbreak happened in Leilani Estates. Each day brings some sort of geologic phenomenon, including laze , blue flames , vog , ash clouds, ballistic blocks , splatter bombs , sky-high lava fountains, ash plumes, and more than 2000 earthquakes . Read More »

China rejects 'ridiculous' U.S. accusation of South China Sea militarisation

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The Chinese government, which claims much of the South China Sea as its sovereign territory, has established a significant military presence in the region, installing radar facilities and airstrips on contested islands and reefs. Col. Christopher Logan, said. "This is necessary for trade, the preservation of the livelihood of the fisherfolk, and the timely delivery of basic necessities of the community in the municipality of Pag-asa", he said. Read More »