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Trump tariffs on EU, Mexico, Canada draw retaliation threats

Meanwhile, shares of big metal consumers including planemaker Boeing and heavy machinery maker Caterpillar declined about 1.5 per cent each. Tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum will be imposed on the EU, Canada and Mexico from midnight (0400 GMT on Friday), Ross told reporters. [Full Article...]

Spain: The rise and fall of Mariano Rajoy

Spain: The rise and fall of Mariano Rajoy Rajoy is expected to be replaced by socialist leader Pedro Sanchez. Spain's prime minister has been ousted in a vote of no confidence following a corruption scandal. The new PM has promised to call early elections, but has not set a date. "The PP has had corrupt people, I acknowledge it, but the PP is not a corrupt party", he said. [Full Article...]

Sanchez takes charge in Spain as tarnished Rajoy departs

Sanchez takes charge in Spain as tarnished Rajoy departs Socialist Pedro Sanchez took over as Spain's prime minister on Friday, after outgoing leader Mariano Rajoy lost a parliamentary confidence vote triggered by a long-running corruption trial involving members of his center-right party. Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez , who filed the motion after Mr Rajoy's party was implicated in a corruption scandal, will become prime minister. Following the vote... [Full Article...]

'Dead' Russian journalist shows up alive at Ukrainian news conference

'Dead' Russian journalist shows up alive at Ukrainian news conference Vasyl Gritsak, head of Ukraine's security service, initially appeared at the conference before inviting Mr Babchenko to join him. Gerashchenko said Babchenko's killer was waiting for him on the staircase inside the journalist's building and shot him in the back as he was going out to buy bread. [Full Article...]

Manufacturers ask Britain to drop max fac post-Brexit customs proposal

Manufacturers ask Britain to drop max fac post-Brexit customs proposal That means focusing on holding constructive talks inside the negotiating room. In a statement issued following the meeting with business executives, May's office said it was working to ensure that future trade is "as frictionless as possible". [Full Article...]

Spanish Socialist Sanchez succeeds Rajoy as prime minister

Socialist party head Sanchez becomes Spain's seventh Prime Minister since its return to democracy in the late 1970s following the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Mr Rajoy told MPs on Friday: 'It has been a honour to leave Spain better than I found it. Thank you to all Spaniards and good luck'. The party was fined €245,000 ($287,000) for benefiting from the kickbacks-for-contracts scheme. [Full Article...]

Another journalist killed in Mexico

Another journalist killed in Mexico A Mexican journalist was found beaten to death today in the northern state of Tamaulipas, on the U.S. border, prosecutors said, at least the fifth journalist murdered in the country this year. Mexico is one of the most unsafe countries for journalists . Earlier this month, radio journalist Juan Carlos Huerta was shot dead as he left his home in a suburb of Villahermosa in southeast Me... [Full Article...]

Russia critic Browder says he's been arrested in Spain

Russia critic Browder says he's been arrested in Spain Browder, who is the head of the Hermitage Capital investment fund, said Spanish police took him away when he was heading to meet with prosecutors on Wednesday to share evidence on property investments in Spain with funds allegedly linked to Magnitsky's murder. [Full Article...]

USA authorities unable to confirm whereabouts of 1500 immigrant children, report says

USA authorities unable to confirm whereabouts of 1500 immigrant children, report says Over the weekend, news outlets reported that USA federal authorities were unable to confirm the whereabouts of 1,500 immigrant children . The children might not necessarily be lost, HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan said in a lengthy statement Tuesday calling claims that the children are "lost", "completely false". [Full Article...]

Samantha Bee Issues Apology to Ivanka Trump Over Controversial Remark

Samantha Bee Issues Apology to Ivanka Trump Over Controversial Remark Bee called out Ivanka Trump for posting a photo with her son amid reports that the government lost track of 1,500 children, calling it the " second most oblivious tweet " shared this week. That was a shocking decision that Disney and ABC leaders attributed to the "repugnant" and racially charged nature of Barr's statement likening former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett to an... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Floats Pardon For Martha Stewart, Commutation For Rod Blagojevich

Donald Trump Floats Pardon For Martha Stewart, Commutation For Rod Blagojevich Stewart was convicted in 2004 of obstructing justice and lying to the government about why she unloaded stock just before the price plummeted. The idea of pardoning Stewart, meanwhile, has become a favored cause of some conservatives who see a potential pardon as a way to stick it to former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , who was responsible for prosecuting the forme... [Full Article...]

Mattis Announces Pacific Command Name Change to 'Indo-Pacific Command'

Mattis Announces Pacific Command Name Change to 'Indo-Pacific Command' Since taking charge of U.S. Pacific Command in 2015, Adm. Harry Harris has given "277 speeches , large and small - or one speech every four days", the four-star said Wednesday during a change-of-command ceremony here. In a veiled swipe at China, Mattis described the Indo-Pacific region as one that is "open to investment and free, fair and reciprocal trade, not bound by any nation's predatory econ... [Full Article...]

A Lot Happened During Wednesday's Michael Cohen Documents Hearing

A Lot Happened During Wednesday's Michael Cohen Documents Hearing President Donald Trump , his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen , and the Trump Organisation have so far claimed as privileged just 252 documents seized during the raids of Cohen's home, office, and hotel room. Jones wrote in the report that in addition to documents Cohen and his team want to claim as privileged, they could submit designations for "highly personal" items, such as medical recor... [Full Article...]

Students harshly criticise Iran to supreme leader

Students harshly criticise Iran to supreme leader Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will attend a summit with leaders of China and Russian Federation next month, officials in Beijing said on Monday, amid efforts to salvage the nuclear deal thrown into upheaval by Donald Trump. Iran's announcement comes a week after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed a list of 12 requirements that Iran must meet before a new nuclear deal can be agreed. [Full Article...]

Korean official to meet in New York: White House

Korean official to meet in New York: White House Pompeo, Trump's former Central Intelligence Agency chief, has traveled to Pyongyang twice in recent weeks for meetings with Kim Jong Un, and has said there is a "shared understanding" between the two sides about what they hope to achieve in talks. [Full Article...]

'I was resurrected': Russian journalist details how he faked his death

'I was resurrected': Russian journalist details how he faked his death Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko said the man contacted by German to kill Babchenko informed authorities of the plot. "Everyone who says this undermines trusts in journalists: what would you do in my place, if they came to you and said there is a hit out on you?" he said at a press conference in Kiev on Thursday. [Full Article...]

President Trump Attends Memorial Day Ceremony At Arlington National Cemetery

President Trump Attends Memorial Day Ceremony At Arlington National Cemetery Trump posted a video on Twitter earlier Monday for Memorial Day. He was special. He was standing fully in a uniform his father was a great man to him and he was a great man to me. "Today we also remember the more than 82,000 American servicemen and women who remain missing from wars and conflicts fought over the past century", he continued. [Full Article...]

New Immigrant Billionaire Roman Abramovich Settles Into Home in Tel Aviv

New Immigrant Billionaire Roman Abramovich Settles Into Home in Tel Aviv An Israeli passport will allow Abramovich to enter Britain for up to six months, but he won't be able to work there without first receiving a work visa. The country's interior ministry confirmed Mr Abramovich had gained citizenship there, The Times of Israel reports, adding that he is now the country's richest man. [Full Article...]

British Far-Right Activist Tommy Robinson Jailed

British Far-Right Activist Tommy Robinson Jailed A retrial would cost the taxpayer "hundreds and hundreds of thousands of pounds", the court heard. Yaxley-Lennon, formerly of the English Defense League, which opposes " global Islamification ", was recording a video outside of the courthouse on Friday about an ongoing trial inside he says involved a ring of Muslim men who were sex-trafficking children. [Full Article...]

Trump Contradicts Himself by Claiming He Didn't Fire Comey Over Russia

Trump Contradicts Himself by Claiming He Didn't Fire Comey Over Russia Mr. Trump and his aides have given a number of conflicting reasons - sometimes within hours of each other or even in same interview - for why he fired Mr. On Tuesday, Trump alleged Mueller's investigation "will be MEDDLING with the mid-term elections", without providing an explanation of how he believed the inquiry would impact the coming congressional races. [Full Article...]


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