Jun. 11, 2018

REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore could "work out very nicely" as officials from both countries sought to narrow differences on how to end a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula.

Cuba said on Sunday it remained baffled by health issues affecting U.S. diplomats, after the U.S. State Department reported two Cuba-based functionaries had symptoms similar to previous cases that began in late 2016.

Nearly 1,800 immigrant families were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border from October 2016 through February of this year, according to a senior government official, as President Donald Trump implemented stricter border enforcement policies.

The United States on Monday called on clashing factions in Yemen to work with the United Nations to end the more than three-year-old conflict that has pitted Iran-aligned Houthis against other Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition.

Spain offered on Monday to take in a rescue ship that is drifting in the Mediterranean Sea with 629 migrants stranded on board after Italy and Malta refused to let it dock.

Britain's Rolls-Royce said a costly compressor problem that had grounded Boeing planes had now been found in a different type of engine, compounding pressures on a group that is due to cut more than 4,000 jobs this week.

A suicide bomber killed 13 people and wounded more 25 during rush hour on Monday at the entrance to Afghanistan's rural rehabilitation and development ministry in Kabul as workers were leaving for home, government spokesmen said.

Oil prices fell on Monday, pulled down by rising Russian production and the highest U.S. drilling activity in more than three years. Benchmark Brent crude LCOc1 was down 65 cents at $75.81 a barrel by 1330 GMT. U.S. light crude CLc1 fell 60 cents to $65.14.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that G7 leaders had agreed on the wording of a common statement at their ongoing summit which would include a commitment to a "rules-based" trade framework.

Pope Francis met with oil and gas executives and investors in a closed-door session at the Vatican on Saturday to sound the alarm on fossil fuels' dire threat to humanity and urgently call for greater efforts to develop alternative energy.

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of three Chilean bishops following sex abuse scandals, including Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, the city at the epicenter of the uproar.

More than 920,000 people were displaced inside Syria during the first four months of 2018, the highest level in the seven-year conflict, the United Nations said Monday.

A Sikh Coldstream Guards soldier became the first to wear a turban during the Royal Horseguards ceremony Saturday - a move he said he hopes will be a "new change in history."

China has warned its citizens in Vietnam after protesters clashed with police over a government plan to create new economic zones for foreign investment that has fueled anti-Chinese sentiment in the country.

A plan to diversify New York City's most elite public high schools is drawing fire from the minority group that has come to dominate the schools in recent years: Asian-Americans.

The only way to get the result America wants in negotiations with North Korea is to get a nuclear force in place in South Korea and trade it away in exchange for the North's nuclear arsenal. The United States made a terrible mistake to pull its nuclear weapons out of South Korea in 1991, but today it has a chance to rectify that error.

Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview published Sunday that the West is fueling the devastating war in his country, now in its eighth year, with the aim of toppling him.

n Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip destroyed a Hamas tunnel giving frogmen unseen access to the sea from their base, the Israeli army said Sunday.

An Israeli aircraft fired a warning shot Saturday to deter a group of Gazans preparing to fly a balloon fitted with explosives over the border, in the first such case, the army said.

Thousands of people took to the streets to support LGBT rights in cities across Europe on Saturday, with marchers waving rainbow flags and condemning discrimination in all its forms.

BBC

Summit, the US's new supercomputer, is more than twice as powerful as the current world leader. The machine can process 200,000 trillion calculations per second - or 200 petaflops. China's Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer, until now the world's most powerful machine, has a processing power of 93 petaflops.

Nigerian authorities say they have rescued nine young girls and one boy who were being trafficked to Moscow.

A US Special Forces soldier has been killed in an attack by suspected al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia, officials say.

A fire has been brought under control at Iraq's biggest ballot paper storage depot days after an election recount was ordered.

WND

New scientific research has set out to identify how spiritual experiences are processed by the brain and identified where that occurs, concluding neither God nor religion is necessary.

Barack Obama has in recent months met with at least nine prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Deval Patrick, pulling them in for one-on-one sessions at his Washington office.

Loneliness may double a person's risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, research has found.

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