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Trump plays down chances of quick North Korea breakthrough, talks wrap up Trump plays down chances of quick North Korea breakthrough, talks wrap up
- June 01, 2018

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung Un had been scheduled to hold an unprecedented summit in Singapore on June 12. North Korea and the U.S. "It is the first step toward building political trust between North Korea and the United States". "There's a long history where North Korea has viewed its nuclear programme as providing security", he said. (more...)
President Trump reportedly poised to ban German luxury carmakers from USA market President Trump reportedly poised to ban German luxury carmakers from USA market
- June 01, 2018

News of a considered tariff against German automakers comes amid a severe flare-up in another trade conflict; this morning the US imposed a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico. (more...)
Giuliani urged Trump not to sack Sessions Giuliani urged Trump not to sack Sessions
- June 01, 2018

But, he said, he made the decision to recuse himself after consulting with Justice Department officials. During a Tuesday appearance on "The Last Word with Lawrence McDonnell", Johnson noted the countless times Trump has publicly attacked Sessions - not mentioning the president's most recent tweet saying he wished "he could have picked somebody else" to serve as us attorney general. (more...)
Thousands more died from Hurricane Maria than official death toll Thousands more died from Hurricane Maria than official death toll
- June 01, 2018

Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a category 4 hurricane in September 2017, adding to the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma. We have always expected the number to be higher than what was previously reported. Whatever the true number of those killed as a result of the storm, it is now certain to be many times the official figure. "Everybody watching can really be very proud of what's taken place in Puerto Rico", he declared before tossing a few more shrink-wrapped paper-towel rolls ... (more...)
Spain's PM Rajoy gets standing ovation ahead of no-confidence vote Spain's PM Rajoy gets standing ovation ahead of no-confidence vote
- June 01, 2018

Pedro Sanchez has arrived in Spain's parliament, set to become the country's new prime minister after his socialist party yesterday secured enough votes to topple Mariano Rajoy in a confidence vote over a corruption case. Sanchez, often criticized as lacking a feel for the moment, pounced and left lawmakers with the choice of keeping a party thoroughly tarnished by corruption in charge or making a fresh start. (more...)
Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko back from dead Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko back from dead
- June 01, 2018

Ukraine's chief of security services, Vasyl Gritsak, said Ukrainian police had detained one suspect involved in the real plot against Babchenko , a former rebel fighter in eastern Ukraine - in other words, one allied with Russian Federation in the fighting there. (more...)
Mexican reporter killed in northern border state Mexican reporter killed in northern border state
- June 01, 2018

Authorities in the northern Mexican border state of Tamaulipas say a journalist with the national newspaper Excelsior has been killed. Gonzalez was the local correspondent of national daily newspaper Excelsior . Last year, 12 reporters were killed there, according to free-speech advocacy group Article 19. On May 24, Alicia Diaz, 52, was found dead at her home in Nuevo Leon, after receiving a blow in the head. (more...)
Bill Browder arrested in Spain on Russian warrant Bill Browder arrested in Spain on Russian warrant
- June 01, 2018

Browder subsequently tweeted that the Spanish police had released him, after Interpol told them to do so. "Going to the police station right now", Browder said on Twitter, adding that the police would not tell him which station he was being taken to. (more...)
Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko defends fake death stunt Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko defends fake death stunt
- June 01, 2018

But on Wednesday there were gasps at a Kiev press conference when Babchenko entered the room. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who remains a closer ally to the West than Putin's Russian Federation, revealed he was aware of the plot to fake Babchenko's death. (more...)
Trump pardons right wing pundit, says Martha Stewart may be next Trump pardons right wing pundit, says Martha Stewart may be next
- June 01, 2018

Rod Blagojevich is arrested by federal officials for a number of crimes, including allegedly attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama . The president also noted that Blagojevich was a Democrat. She was sentenced to five months in prison and five months of home confinement. "He has always been kind to my family, he knows how important it is to get to my husband home to be a father to our daughters...we can not help but be hopeful", Patricia ... (more...)
Missing 1,500 Undocumented Children Are Not Actually 'Lost,' HHS Official Says Missing 1,500 Undocumented Children Are Not Actually 'Lost,' HHS Official Says
- June 01, 2018

Over the weekend, news outlets reported that US federal authorities were unable to confirm the whereabouts of 1,500 immigrant children . The agency was under no obligation to make the 30-day follow-up calls to ensure that the children and their sponsors needed no additional services, he said. (more...)
North Korea: Official ‘on way to New York’ ahead of Singapore meeting North Korea: Official ‘on way to New York’ ahead of Singapore meeting
- June 01, 2018

Kim Yong Chol was at Beijing airport Wednesday for his flight to NY. Tuesday witnessed North Korea's former spy chief Kim Yong-chol at Beijing worldwide airport heading to the United States for talks. On Sunday, the US State Department said American and North Korean officials had met at Panmunjom and the White House's Sanders said a US delegation was meeting with a North Korean delegation in the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas. (more...)
Michael Cohen's legal team racing to review materials seized in FBI raids Michael Cohen's legal team racing to review materials seized in FBI raids
- June 01, 2018

Donald Trump's personal attorney in the Michael Cohen matter showed up with some allegedly highly-relevant evidence at the Southern District of New York (SDNY) on Wednesday. Avenatti has made countless appearances on cable outlets blasting President Trump and Cohen while defending his client, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. (more...)
Trump tweets he 'never fired' Comey over Russian Federation, contradicting reports about memo Trump tweets he 'never fired' Comey over Russian Federation, contradicting reports about memo
- June 01, 2018

The White House initially said Trump fired Comey at the recommendation of Sessions and Rosenstein. But that's not what Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt in May 2017. President Donald Trump has frequently attacked the FBI's former No. 2 official, largely over political donations his wife took from an ally of Hillary Clinton when she ran for a seat in the Virginia legislature. (more...)