Jun, 3, 2019

REUTERS

President Donald Trump said on Sunday that White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett will "shortly" leave his post, but did not provide a reason for the latest high-level departure from the administration.

Britain rolled out the royal red carpet for Donald Trump on Monday but the pomp, pageantry and banquet with Queen Elizabeth looked set to be overshadowed by the U.S. President's views on Brexit, the UK's next leader and a row over China's Huawei.

The Kremlin rebuffed criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump of Russian and Syrian government military action in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, saying on Monday it was needed to shut down rebel attacks being launched from there.

Fighting to stave off punitive tariffs announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, a senior Mexican delegation was set to begin high level talks on Monday in Washington, where it will be pushed to do more to hold back Central American migrants.

Goldman Sachs economists said there was a 60% chance that the United States would slap tariffs on the final $300 billion of Chinese imports, up from their previous estimate of 40%.

Security forces stormed a protest camp in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday morning and at least 13 people were reported killed in the worst violence since the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Dutch counterpart will discuss Iran and Venezuela during talks in The Hague on Monday, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok said.

North Korea's former top nuclear envoy, Kim Yong Chol, accompanied leader Kim Jong Un to an art performance, state news agency KCNA said on Monday, signaling that the former spymaster is alive and remains a force in the power structure.

Azerbaijan airline AZAL has canceled a $1 billion contract with Boeing to purchase 10 737 MAX jets, a spokesman said on Monday, following the fatal crashes involving the aircraft in Ethiopia and Indonesia.

U.S. manufacturing growth slowed further in May to its weakest pace of activity in more than two-and-a-half years, defying expectations for a modest rebound, a national purchasing managers' survey showed on Monday.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, and Toyota Motor Corp on Monday posted a rise in U.S. sales in May, as a strong economy and upbeat consumer sentiment fueled demand. Fiat Chrysler, the No. 4 automaker in the United States, reported a 2.1% rise in sales to 218,702 vehicles, as demand for both light- and heavy-duty pickup trucks remained strong.

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Britain's Border Force has intercepted 74 people, including minors, on eight vessels that were trying to cross the English Channel into Britain. Two other boats were intercepted by French authorities.

Canada will suspend operations at its embassy in Venezuela immediately because its diplomats will no longer be able to obtain visas, the Canadian foreign minister said on Sunday.

Eight hundred Syrian women and children, including relatives of Isil jihadists, are to be released today on Monday from the Kurdish-run Al-Hol camp in northeast Syria despite concerns over security.

British Airways landed back in Pakistan Monday, in a major vote of confidence from a Western airline after suspending operations due to security fears over a decade ago.

Pope Francis on Sunday asked forgiveness in the name of the Catholic Church for the mistreatment of the Roma people, a move likely to increase tensions with Italy's anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

Israel fired missiles onto a Syrian military air base in the country's center late Sunday, killing a soldier and wounding two others hours after other Israeli attacks in southern Syria killed three soldiers and wounded seven, Syria's state-run media said.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani stressed Saturday that Tehran will not be "bullied" into negotiations with the United States and laid down the Islamic republic's conditions.

Talks between America and the Taliban are deadlocked and risk losing momentum, with the militants continuing to demand an immediate US troop withdrawal and refusing to negotiate with the Afghan government.

Nine French jihadists are now on death row in Iraq after a court sentenced two more to death on Sunday for joining the Islamic State group, rejecting a claim of torture.

BBC

Brazil's economy shrank in the first three months of the year for the first time since 2016, when the country was in recession. It contracted by 0.2% compared with the last three months of 2018. Compared with a year ago, it grew by 0.5%.

Some Kenyan opposition politicians have called the new bank notes introduced over the weekend unconstitutional as they use the image of former President Jomo Kenyatta, privately-owned Daily Nation reports. One side of the notes features a statue of Mr Kenyatta rather than a formal portrait.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered Boeing to replace parts that may be faulty in more than 300 737-Max planes and an older 737 model.

A US Navy Seal accused of stabbing a teenage Islamic State fighter to death has been unexpectedly released days ahead of his trial. Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, 39, is also charged with indiscriminately shooting Iraqi civilians on his eighth combat tour.

WND

Protesters against LGBT teaching at a primary school have been banned from gathering outside the gates by a High Court injunction. Birmingham City Council pursued the legal action after months of demonstrations outside Anderton Park Primary School.

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