Jun. 12, 2018

REUTERS

President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged at a historic summit on Tuesday to move toward complete denuclearization, while the United States promised its old foe security guarantees.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's promise on Tuesday to rid to Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged the international community to offer support on carrying out the agreement on steps toward denuclearization between the United States and North Korea.

Iran warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday against trusting U.S. President Donald Trump, saying he could cancel their denuclearization agreement within hours.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised China's President Xi Jinping for helping secure an agreement toward North Korea's denuclearization, and said the deal would be good for Beijing.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was questioned by Israeli police on Tuesday for the first time in an investigation into a $2 billion sale of three German Thyssenkrupp submarines to Israel, but is not a suspect, police said.

The Afghan Taliban denounced "American occupying forces" for attacking their Voice of Shariah Radio station in the central province of Ghazni, but the United States denied the charge and said Afghan air force planes had targeted a broadcasting tower.

Norway will ask the United States to more than double the number of U.S. Marines stationed in the country in a move that could raise tensions with its eastern neighbor Russia.

Italy plans to transfer some migrants crammed aboard a charity boat onto other vessels on Tuesday and then sail them all to Spain, despite appeals from humanitarian groups to let the group land immediately.

The oil industry will face the biggest squeeze on its spare production capacity in more than three decades if OPEC and its allies agree next week to hike crude output, leaving the world more at risk of a price spike from any supply disruption.

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Ohio could continue to use an aggressive process for removing people from its voting rolls, saying the procedure did not run afoul of federal voter protections.

The United States placed five Russian companies and three individuals on its sanctions blacklist Monday for allegedly supporting the FSB intelligence agency's hacking operations, including a firm involved in subsea operations.

Officials on Hawaii's Big Island are letting some people back into their homes and scaling down emergency operations as lava flows into the ocean on a path that isn't threatening new areas.

Britain has urged the UAE not to press ahead with an assault on Yemen's main port following UN warnings that the attack could leave hundreds of thousands dead in a country already on the brink of famine.

Some of Africa's oldest and biggest baobab trees -- a few dating all the way back to the ancient Greeks -- have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the past decade, researchers said Monday.

The United States is due to open a new embassy in Taiwan on Tuesday, but plans to send a junior minister to avoid igniting a diplomatic row with China.

BBC

The US attorney general has ruled that victims of domestic abuse and gang violence should no longer generally qualify for asylum in the US.

Escalating violence in Cameroon has led to armed separatists and security forces attacking and torturing people in the country's Anglophone regions, according to a new report by Amnesty International.

French President Emmanuel Macron has accused the Italian government of "cynicism and irresponsibility" for refusing to let a stranded rescue ship packed with migrants dock in Italy.

Six German states have been told to pull some 73,000 eggs from sale after residue was detected from an insecticide called fipronil.

The women in a village near Barcelona have voted to go topless in public swimming pools, scrapping a local ban.

WND

Google plans to add words such as "gun-grips" and "scopes and sights" to its list of prohibited AdWords later this month. Other words are "stocks," "conversion kits," and "tripods and bipods". YouTube, which is owned by Google's parent company, already has been banned all gun demonstration videos.

Customers at a McDonald's restaurant in Australia have taken to social media to complain about strict bathroom policies that have caused "accidents". In order to use the bathroom at the fast-food restaurant in Maroochydore, Queensland, customers claim they have to first place their order and use the code on the bottom of the receipt to get access to the toilet - a system in place at multiple McDonald's restaurants in the UK.

NASA estimates that the total value of asteroids out there could be up to $700 quintillion - equivalent to £75 billion each for us here on Earth.

As many jurisdictions move to implement a $15-an-hour minimum wage, a new study is out showing that higher minimum wages have increased poverty in poor neighborhoods. "The clear evidence here is that the minimum wage doesn't deliver long-run gains and welfare doesn't deliver long-run gains," said David Neumark said, the director of the Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute at the university.

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