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Who Advised Trump to Stop Joint Military Exercises With South Korea (SURPRISE)?

June 20, 2018 by Susan Wright<p>This should come as no shock to anyone who has been paying attention for the last couple of years, actually.<p>I’ll admit …

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Germany Bolsters China Ties as Trump Policies Raise Concern

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Xi Jinping meet ahead of a G-20 summit<p>BERLIN—German Chancellor Angela Merkel and China’s President Xi Jinping pledged to boost economic cooperation between their countries as they met ahead of what is expected to be an unusually tense international summit on …

China

Former Obama officials say Putin was largely undeterred in election meddling efforts

Two former Obama administration officials said Wednesday that a failure to recognize the "scope and scale" of Russia's disinformation and influence …

Russia

Trump Plans July Meeting With Vladimir Putin

President Donald Trump is planning to meet with Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, during Trump’s visit to Europe next month, according to two …

Russia

G20 to discuss U.S. plans to overhaul tax code: German government official | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Plans to overhaul the U.S. tax code will be debate by G20 finance ministers and central bankers at their meeting in Germany this week, a senior German official said on Monday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Flags of G20 countries are seen outside the G20 venue before the start of the G20 Summit of …

German Politics

Trump looking to meet with Putin in July: Report

President Trump is looking to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in July, a new report says.<p>Trump is eyeing meeting with Putin prior to the …

Russia

Bolton headed to Moscow next week to broker Trump-Putin meeting

National security adviser John Bolton will visit Moscow next week to discuss a potential meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House said on Thursday morning.<p>“On June 25-27, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton will meet with U.S. allies in …

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U.S. national security advisor to visit Russia: Kremlin

U.S. national security advisor to visit Russia: Kremlin<p>U.S. President Donald Trump receives a briefing from senior military leadership accompanied by …

Russia

Erdogan threatens Central Bank independence

CLEMENS BILAN<p>Click for full view<p>Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responds to a question at the closing press conference of the G-20 summit in …

European News

Shaking Russia’s Weak Economic Hand

CAMBRIDGE – When Russian President Vladimir Putin meets his American counterpart, Donald Trump, at this week’s G20 summit in Hamburg, he will not be …

Economics

Germany: Left-wing violence and extremism on the rise

BERLIN (AP) — German security officials say left-wing extremists have become more willing to use violence over the past five years.<p>Figures released …

Extremism

EU, Japan Race to Clinch Trade Deal Ahead of G-20 Summit

A trade deal would send a strong signal for global cooperation against U.S. protectionism<p>BRUSSELS—The European Union and Japan’s leaders will gather in Brussels on Thursday, seeking to announce a sweeping trade deal that would send a strong signal for global cooperation against U.S. protectionism a …

Economy

Russia to slap duties on U.S. goods following steel, aluminum tariffs

Russia to slap duties on U.S. goods following steel, aluminum tariffs<p>File Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir …

News (China)

Germany's crime rate lowest in 26 years

I have friends in the US seriously looking into moving to Germany. One reason - crimes rates are going down fast.<p>From Politico:<p>The new figures show a …

Crime

India looks to boost ties with Latin America

India is stepping up engagement with the 33-country Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, which is vital to its oil imports and also offers a …

India

Would Trump object to Mexico seizing Hidalgo County, Texas?

After publicly calling for Russia to rejoin the G-7 group of nations, President Trump reportedly came to the country’s defense behind closed doors as well. According to BuzzFeed News, he dismissed the central reason for Russia’s ouster from the group-formerly-known-as-the-G-8 during the group’s …

U.S. Politics

Energy for the Common Good

NEW YORK – The climate crisis we now face is a reflection of a broader crisis: a global confusion of means and ends. We continue to use fossil fuels …

Fossil Fuels

Why the Gift Bags at the North Korea Summit Could Pose a Cybersecurity Threat

At the Singapore summit between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un this week, a company connected to the local government provided …

Tech Trends

Melania Trump Shines Anew During a ‘Special Evening’

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One map shows why Trump's trade fight with Canada could end in disaster

President Donald Trump's fight with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau not only threatens to unravel the US's relationship with one of its oldest international partners — it could also significantly damage the US economy.<p>Following the G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, over the weekend, Trump and …

Canada

The Group ponders whether its Seven, Eight, Six-Plus-One?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump raised eyebrows by suggesting Russia should be allowed to rejoin the elite group of leading industrialized nations now known as the Group of Seven or G-7. His suggestion Friday to give Russian President Vladimir Putin a seat at the table comes as some …

Finance

China's Qingdao summit clampdown: Empty streets, paid holidays for residents

China has mastered the art of shutting down cities for big summits, and Qingdao is no exception.<p>As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders …

China

Vladimir Putin Asks Austrian Leader to Set Up Summit With Donald Trump

White House says it is aware of request but hasn’t responded<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked Austria’s chancellor to organize a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Vienna this summer and the White House is pondering the offer, a senior European official said.<p>Mr. Putin made the …

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Austria Offers to Host Trump and Putin for Summit in Vienna

The Austrian government is encouraging President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin to hold a summit in their country, potentially echoing a …

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China's trade surplus just narrowed — but not with the US

China's trade surplus narrowed in May, driven lower by a surge in imports.<p>According to China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), a trade surplus of $24.92 billion was recorded in May, down from $28.78 billion a month earlier.<p>Markets were looking for an increase to $31.9 billion.<p>Despite the …

Economy

Putin and Lessons from Lenin and Gromyko

“Consolidation”. In Moscow these days this is the word that most flavors discussions in political circles. The ideas is that, tanks to President …

Middle East

Trump reportedly asks Trudeau during testy call on tariffs, 'Didn't you guys burn down the White House?'

President Donald Trump mentioned the War of 1812 in an attempt to needle Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a recent conversation focused on tariffs, CNN reported Wednesday.<p>CNN reported that, during a call with Trudeau, Trump referred to the burning of the White House during the War of …

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Melania Trump not attending this week’s G7 summit in Quebec | The Star

OTTAWA—Style experts who have been eager to pit the fashion selections of Sophie Grégoire Trudeau against those of Melania Trump at this week’s G7 …

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Stocks go nowhere amid trade tensions

Stocks were mixed Tuesday as US trade tensions rose on multiple fronts. The dollar and the 10-year Treasury yield fell.<p>Here's the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow Jones industrial average:</b> 24,797.44 −16.25 (-0.065%)<p><b>S&P 500:</b> 2,748.21 +1.34 (+0.049%)<p>And a look at the upcoming economic calendar:<p>Trade balances are out …

Business

Giuliani: Trump Could Have Shot Comey And Still Couldn’t Be Indicted For It

Congress would have to impeach Trump first before any criminal prosecution could move forward, the president’s lawyer says.<p>WASHINGTON ― Candidate Donald Trump bragged that he could shoot someone on New York’s Fifth Avenue and not lose any support, and now President Donald Trump’s lawyer says Trump …

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