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Iraq's parliament speaker calls for election rerun

This comes as the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council named nine judges to take over the country's electoral commission's work on Sunday amid widespread allegations of fraud. The move could further delay the formation of a new government as well as cast a shadow over Iraq's fledgling democracy. Last week, Iraq's parliament voted to dismiss the commissioners and replace them with judges while call... [Full Article...]

War of words erupts between U.S. and G7 allies

President Trump's chief economic adviser called comments made by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "polarizing" and said the Canadian leader "stabbed us in the back". Trudeau stuck our president in the back. This is both unprecedented language, in modern times, to use against Canada's leader and part of an ongoing pattern of behaviour with Trump. [Full Article...]

Trump torpedoes G7 united front as summit ends

Also in response, Larry Kudlow, director of the White House's National Economic Council, said on Sunday in an interview with CNN that Trudeau betrayed Trump with "polarizing" statements on us trade policy. Trudeau said the communique has "strong commitments about the actions we are going to take". However, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau later said in a press conference after ... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in Singapore for historic summit

Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in Singapore for historic summit Arriving on a plane loaned by China, which for decades has been North Korea's only major ally, Kim was also greeted by Balakrishnan. The North Korean leader reportedly arrived at Changi Airport in Singapore Sunday afternoon, where he was met by the Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan. [Full Article...]

Democratic congressman to Trudeau: Stop 'feuding' with Trump over trade

Democratic congressman to Trudeau: Stop 'feuding' with Trump over trade Navarro's comments added to the White House's continued criticism of Trudeau, who said after Trump left the G7 summit that Canada would impose retaliatory measures to answer Trump's tariffs and warned that Canada would not be "pushed around". [Full Article...]

Pizza delivery man detained by ICE wins stay of deportation

Pizza delivery man detained by ICE wins stay of deportation The temporary emergency stay was awarded to Pablo Villavicencio , 35, on Saturday with the help of attorneys with the Legal Aid Society, a law firm that aids low-income families and individuals. Andrew Cuomo said Villavicencio's "expedited removal serves no legitimate public safety goal and the circumstances leading to his arrest and detention raise serious legal and policy concerns". [Full Article...]

Trump aide says Trudeau ‘stabbed us in the back’

Reps not to endorse the Communique", Trump wrote on Twitter . Earlier that day, Trump also tweeted: "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the USA massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers". [Full Article...]

USA screens more staff in China over mystery health issues

USA screens more staff in China over mystery health issues Two other officials said the individuals have been brought for testing to the University of Pennsylvania, where doctors have been evaluating, treating and studying Americans affected in Cuba past year as well as nearly 10 new possible cases from a US consulate in China. [Full Article...]

Putin says he’s ‘ready’ to return to G7 after Trump suggestion

Putin says he’s ‘ready’ to return to G7 after Trump suggestion During that same call , which came shorty after Putin's latest election victory, Trump was given explicit instructions in his daily briefing materials to avoid congratulating his counterpart. for Russia annexing Crimea--which is the reason why they're not in the G-8!" They include China, Russia along with four ex-Soviet Central Asian nations, as well as India and Pakistan. [Full Article...]

Trump believes 'progress made' in G7 trade talks

Trump believes 'progress made' in G7 trade talks Trudeau pledged retaliatory tariffs against the United States starting July 1 because Canadians will "not be pushed around". "He did a great disservice to the whole G-7". A German government spokesman said Sunday that despite Trump's retraction, Berlin stands by the jointly agreed G7 communique. "And anyone who leaves and turns their back on them shows their inconsistency", the palace said. [Full Article...]

China's exports to U.S. rise despite an overall dip

China's exports to U.S. rise despite an overall dip This was fueled by demand for computer chips, or semiconductors, as well as commodities, including agricultural goods, crude oil, copper ore and liquified natural gas. Its imports from the United States rose 11.9 per cent in the same period. That widened China's surplus with the United States to $24.58 billion in May from $22.15 billion in April, according to Reuters calculations based on custom... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Aletta a Category 4 storm in Pacific off Mexico

Hurricane Aletta a Category 4 storm in Pacific off Mexico Forecasters said Aletta is now a Category 3 hurricane. It had 75-mph maximum sustained winds and was moving west-northwest at 6 miles per hour, the NHC's 5 p.m. However, only one of these "A" hurricanes has reached Category 5 intensity, Hurricane Ava in June 1973, according to NOAA. It will be tracking into the same favorable conditions - warm ocean waters and little wind shear - that allowed Alet... [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump Asks NFL Players for Pardon Suggestions

President Donald Trump Asks NFL Players for Pardon Suggestions Senators, particularly from farm states, have lobbied Trump for months against starting a full-scale trade war that could dampen economic growth. GOP Sen. Congressional approval would be required for all future Section 232 actions, as well as those taken within the past two years, including the recent steel and aluminum tariffs . [Full Article...]

Trump breaks with G7 joint statement

Trump breaks with G7 joint statement Mr Macron's office said France and other European Union countries would maintain their support for the final G7 communique. After Trump's angry tweets , Trudeau's office issued a brief response: "We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the G7 summit ". [Full Article...]

UK's Queen underwent eye surgery for cataract in May

UK's Queen underwent eye surgery for cataract in May When cataracts develop, they can cause vision to become blurry or hazy. Cataracts are more common among elderly people. Although she turned 92 in April, the queen traditionally holds an official birthday on the second Saturday of June - this weekend - to enjoy more favourable weather. [Full Article...]

ICC overturns war crimes conviction of DRC's Bemba

ICC overturns war crimes conviction of DRC's Bemba Furthermore, in the view of the Appeals Chamber majority, there was an apparent discrepancy between the limited number of crimes within the case's scope for which Mr Bemba was held responsible and the Trial Chamber's assessment of which measures Mr Bemba should have taken. [Full Article...]

North Ireland abortion law illegal: U.K. court

North Ireland abortion law illegal: U.K. court Judges are now pointing out that Northern-Ireland's abortion law violates human rights as the law that forbids women to terminate their pregnancy, dates back to the 19th century. Sarah Ewart has campaigned for a change to Northern Ireland's law in cases of fatal foetal abnormality after she travelled to England for an abortion in 2013 after being told her unborn child would not survive ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Withdraws Endorsement Of G7 Joint Statement

Donald Trump's top economic adviser is accusing Justin Trudeau of betraying the USA administration hours after the president himself launched insults at the prime minister, calling him "very dishonest and weak ". The president is flying to Singapore to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un . Trump, who repeated that his tariffs are meant to protect US industry and workers from unfair glo... [Full Article...]

‘There Will Be More Pardons,’ I Am ‘Very Seriously’ Considering Muhammad Ali

‘There Will Be More Pardons,’ I Am ‘Very Seriously’ Considering Muhammad Ali The family's rep Ron Tweel said: 'We appreciate President Trump's sentiment, but a pardon is unnecessary . We spoke with Khalilah Ali - who was married to Muhammad from '67 to '76 - and she was shocked when she watched Trump tell the media he was considering pardoning Ali. [Full Article...]

Israeli Forces Kill Yet Another Tamimi Family Member

Israeli Forces Kill Yet Another Tamimi Family Member The mourners chanted slogans calling for the resistance to "avenge the blood of martyr Najjar" and reasserted that they will continue to participate in the "return marches" on the security fence separating the Gaza Strip and the rest of Palestine. [Full Article...]


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