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Giuliani thinks Trump can 'probably' pardon himself

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Amid signs that Trump will have little compunction about pardoning underlings who don't turn state's evidence on him, Stephanopolous asked if the president has the power to let himself off the hook. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie agreed on Sunday, telling "This Week" that there is "no way" Trump will pardon himself . Mr Trump also said he was considering pardoning lifestyle maven Martha Stewart and commuting the prison sentence of former IL governor Rod Blagojevich, ... Read More »

G7 allies prepare for clash over tariffs with Trump at leaders' summit

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The official cautioned that the President could change his mind before an official announcement. That announcement came about a month after the Canada Border Services Agency was granted extra powers to identify businesses that try to dodge import duties and ship cheap foreign steel and aluminum through the Canadian market. Read More »

Trump Says June 12 North Korea Summit is Back On

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The US has "hundreds of new sanctions that are ready to go" but isn't going to implement them while talks are ongoing. "We're going to start a process". There could be a similar folder inside Trump's envelope, Koh said. He cited " tremendous anger and open hostility " by Pyongyang but also urged Kim Jong Un to call him. Read More »

Arizona killings: Psychiatrist Steven Pitt among four dead in Scottsdale shootings

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Pitt was involved in the police investigation into the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey . The third victim, Steven Pitt , is a forensic psychiatrist who worked on Phoenix's Baseline Killer case and the JonBenét Ramsey murder . They were shot, police said in a news release. Hoster did not identify the caller but said the person knew the victim. Hoster said it was not yet known if that killing was related to the others. Read More »

Venezuela frees 40 jailed activists and politicians

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On Friday, he released the first 39, and authorities said more releases could take place next week. The releases followed Maduro's re-election at a poll last month that was condemned by Western nations as a farce cementing an autocracy in the South American OPEC member. Read More »

G7 Vows to Fight US Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

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US President Donald Trump's decision to press ahead with a multi-front trade assault this week has overshadowed the agenda for this week's G7 ministerial, normally a scene of compromise and trade promotion. "We think that the G7 (meetings) will be useful if at the end of the G7, the United States is aware of the possible negative consequences of their decision on the unity of the G7 - not only the economic unity, but also the political one", Mr Le Maire said. Read More »

Japan may file WTO challenge against United States steel, aluminum tariffs: Aso

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Trade war fears between the United States and its trading partners have been rife since March. The administration is taking the action under a relatively obscure USA trade law meant to protect national security . But he exempted Canada, Mexico and the European Union to buy time for negotiations - a reprieve that expired at midnight Thursday. "The move, which has been threatened for months, is nearly certain to draw response from the European Union, which has threatened to retaliate with ... Read More »

Talks held in Italy amid political crisis

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The two anti-establishment parties, the 5-Star Movement and League, had abandoned plans to jointly take power at the weekend after the president blocked their proposed cabinet lineup. Juncker said Italy must not suffer the same fate as thrice-bailed out Greece whose dignity was "trodden under foot" by its creditors when left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took office in 2015. Read More »

Study hikes Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria death toll to 4,645

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According to the island's electric authority, 13,000 customers remained without electricity on May 29. In late February, Puerto Rico's governor announced that a team of experts at George Washington University would lead an independent review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid ongoing accusations that the government undercounted the toll. Read More »

Pedro Sanchez set to become Spain's prime minister

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The downfall of Rajoy's government after almost eight years in power came just days after his Popular Party's reputation was badly bruised by a court verdict that identified it as a beneficiary of a large kickbacks-for-contracts scheme. With most Spanish parties and Sanchez himself being pro-European, investors see less risk there than in Italy, where coalition leaders have also raised questions about the country's commitment to the euro. Read More »

President Trump To Impose Total Ban On German Luxury Cars

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Indeed, most of BMW's crossover range, including the popular X3 and X5, are built in the United States for local and global sale. Audi and Porsche are seen to be particularly vulnerable because they do not have US factories, while Mercedes-Benz and BMW have large established plants which could more easily allow them to expand local production capacity if imports were curtailed. Read More »

Trump Set to Squeeze German Posh Cars Out of US

Daimler declined to comment on the proposed ban, but a spokesperson pointed out that the company supports more than 150,000 jobs here, and 22.8 percent of Daimler's shareholders are from the US. The phone call between the French president and his United States counterpart came after the USA announced the steep metals tariffs would be imposed on the European Union, Canada and Mexico as of midnight (0400 GMT Friday). Read More »

Pres. Trump announces summit with N. Korea back on

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After exchanging threats and insults since Trump became president past year, the United States and North Korea have been trying to set up the summit between their leaders. The conversation covered a number of topics, including sanctions, Trump said. The days since have seen a flurry of diplomatic efforts to get the summit back on track. Read More »

Assad: US and Western Allies Need to Pull Troops Out of Syria

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Mr Assad said the United States must learn the lesson of Iraq and leave the country. Israel called on Monday for its arch-foe Iran to be denied any military presence in Syria, after Russian Federation said Damascus' forces alone should control Syrian territory near the Israeli and Jordanian borders. Read More »

Rep. Trey Gowdy disputes Trump's 'spy' claim, says Federal Bureau of Investigation acted properly

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Reviewing the public record, McCarthy draws the irrefutable conclusion: "Obama officials made the Trump campaign the subject of a counterintelligence investigation". "I believe it's going to be over by, I hope, September", he said. Gowdy said the problem wasn't necessarily that there had been any wrongdoing in that case but that Sessions hadn't said before he became attorney general that he felt he couldn't take part in the matter. Read More »

United States will 'unquestionably' veto UN draft on protecting Palestinians

Ms. Haley, an outspoken advocate of Israel at the United Nations, called the revised draft a "grossly one-sided approach" that did not acknowledge any responsibility by Palestinian militants for the violence. Tuesday's torrent of rockets and mortars prompted the United States to call for Wednesday's meeting, where UN Mideast envoy Nikolay Mladenov said the latest escalation in Gaza was a warning of "how close to the brink of war we are every day". Read More »

Trump's Want To Impose Tariffs on China

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The announcement, which offered little new information, comes as Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross prepares to travel to Beijing this week for another round of talks aimed at resolving the conflict, which includes a threat of matching sanctions from China on United States goods. Read More »

Trump meets North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol at White House

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He added there may even need to be a second or third summit meeting to reach a deal on North Korean denuclearization but still hedged, saying "maybe we'll have none". Since the short-lived boycott threat, diplomats from both countries have conducted an intense flurry of talks, culminating this week when Pompeo sat down in NY with Kim's envoy. Read More »

U.S., N.Korea Hold More Talks at Inter-Korean Border

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It's the second time the US team has traveled to Singapore in recent weeks. Officials wouldn't say that the June 12 Singapore summit was back on, but preparations on both sides of the Pacific proceeded as if it were. Thank you very much, Scott. He was previously head of a top North Korean military intelligence agency. "We have put a great team together for our talks with North Korea", Trump said in a Twitter post on Tuesday. Read More »

USGS Warning: Do not try to roast marshmallows over erupting Hawaii volcano

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Fast-moving lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano forced officials to close part of a highway on Tuesday, and they warned that sharp, thin strands of volcanic glass fibres carried by the wind could injure eyes and lungs. They were able to guide him out of the area on foot using a back way through Nohea Street. Kris Burmeister says he's seen his Leilani Estates neighborhood go from a lush jungle to a moonscape. Read More »

Singapore to feel loss of high-speed rail link keenly

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We will make no money at all from the operation. "So we can not (be able) to pay so much money if we continue with the project". Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said the Lion City was "happy to agree" to the development, which comes weeks before the ICJ was to hear the review . Read More »

Trump Reportedly Looking to Block German Carmakers from U.S

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An exclusive report from German magazine WirtschaftsWoche cites several unnamed USA and European diplomats. US President Mr Trump allegedly told French President Emmanuel Macron he wanted to go through with his aggressive trade policy to prevent Mercedes-Benz models from driving down Fifth Avenue in NY, says the report by German magazine WirtschaftsWoche . Read More »