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Global News Wilkes Barre Tornado: Severe Damage Caused By Potential Tornado in Pennsylvania
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National Weather Service investigators have confirmed a tornado struck near Wilkes-Barre and another hit in nearby Bradford County during a severe storm Wednesday evening. "It is capricious. You can see that I think from an aerial view, as I understand it, of the path of the tornado and you can see that from what was damaged and destroyed and what was left standing, like that tent full of flowers".

Global News Wilkes-Barre Township: NWS investigating possible Pennsylvania tornado
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Wilkes-Barre Township in Pennsylvania is being described as a " war zone " after major and damaging storms ripped through the area on Wednesday night. "The doors were busting open", Frie said. Stan Davis, with the Keystone Incident Management Team, said crews were working Thursday to assess the extent of the damage at the scene.

Global News Wray Defends FBI After Scathing Report
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The inquiry expanded to touch on an array of politically sensitive decisions by officials including Comey and former Attorney-General Loretta Lynch. Both Page and Strzok were dismissed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation around the time their relationship and text messages were made public.

Global News Trump thanks Singaporean leader for hosting summit with Kim
Author: 0 Trump thanks Singaporean leader for hosting summit with Kim

Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed the preparatory talks had been moving rapidly but played down the possibility of a quick breakthrough. Imagine if President George W. Bush had met Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein for face-to-face negotiations in January 2003 in Egypt instead of the USA -led invasion going ahead two months later and you get a sense of how remarkable this summit is.

Global News California residents to vote on splitting into 3 states
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Southern California would begin in Fresno and cover most of the southern state. Each proposed state would have from 12 to 14 million people . Los Angeles County would anchor the six counties that retained the name California under the longshot proposal, a state that would extend northward along the coast to Monterey County.

Global News Comey made 'serious error of judgement' in handling Clinton email probe
Author: 0 Comey made 'serious error of judgement' in handling Clinton email probe

The inspector general commented that Strzok's actions reflected poorly on the FBI and harmed public trust in its investigations of Russian Federation and Clinton . The missteps began with then-Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch failing either to fully recuse herself from decision-making in the Clinton email probe or to take full responsibility for the investigation.

Global News Dem pushes for answers on cancelation of US-South Korean 'war games'
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Hosting Kim Yong Nam, North Korea's ceremonial head of state, Putin said the historic summit with the USA president was "without doubt just the first step towards a full-blown settlement". "We will provide additional information when it is available", Logan said. Trump, on the other hand, has promised loudly and repeatedly that this process will end with North Korea's disarmament.

Global News Putin presents national awards on Russia Day
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Trump has said he was open to having a summit with Putin, who U.S. intelligence officials have said directed Russian meddling in the 2016 election to help Trump win. "As for Russia's return to the G7, G8 - we never left it", he said. The last meeting between Trump and Putin was a brief exchange in Vietnam last November.

Global News Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner made $82 million in 2017
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner made $82 million in 2017

Mrs. Trump's earnings include $3.9 in profits from the Trump International Hotel in Washington , more than $2 million in pay and severance from the Trump Organization , and $5 million from her personal brand. Her book Women Who Work netted her a $289,300 advance from Penguin Random House. "It's also impossible to calculate precise totals of income and assets because the documents - which are used throughout government - ask officeholders to disclose figures in ranges, such as "$100,000 ...

Global News White House Economic Adviser: Canada's Trudeau 'Stabbed Us In The Back'
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Saying Trudeau's statements are "amateurish" and "sophomoric" only "for domestic consumption", Kudlow said it was Trudeau's remarks that had prompted Trump to pull out of the joint communique . Trudeau later said he reiterated to Trump that tariffs will harm industries and workers on both sides of the U.S. For good measure, Trump sent out more tweets the morning of June 8 before his arrival in Quebec - "Canada charges the USA a 270% tariff on Dairy Products!" In that regard, she pledged ...

Global News Manafort Hits Back Against Mueller's Latest Charges, Revoke of Conditions
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In a biting, nine-page filing Friday evening, Manafort's attorneys denied the allegations and accused Mueller's team of conjuring up "a sinister plot" from a scant record of telephone calls and de-encrypted texts. Manafort is now on bail and awaiting trial. One of the charges Manafort is facing is failing to properly register as a foreign agent. Prosecutors say that the "P" in the message refers to Manafort and that the assertions in the texts are untrue.

Global News EU will act against US tariffs on steel, aluminium: Merkel
Author: 0 EU will act against US tariffs on steel, aluminium: Merkel

President Trump concluded his visit to the Group of Seven summit on Saturdaywith warnings to US allies, saying if they don't eliminate barriers to trade, they could lose access to the USA economy. I think it would be good for the world. "We urge Russian Federation to cease its destabilising behaviour, to undermine democratic systems and its support of the Syrian regime", the leaders said in a statement at the end of their two-day meeting in La Malbaie, Quebec .

Global News Trump plans to meet Kim alone at summit start
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A rare direct flight from Pyongyang landed in Singapore on Saturday ahead of the expected arrival of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a summit with US President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Word does get around, however, and it is quite likely that the prospect of a meeting between Kim and Trump is on the public's radar. Ahead of his much-anticipated meeting with Kim, the US President sounded optimistic and said the meeting would be a "one-time shot" at peace.

Global News Donald Trump disrupts G7 women's empowerment session by showing up late
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America's closest allies braced for a showdown with President Donald Trump at the G7 summit Friday, as anger at being slapped with trade tariffs by their most powerful member threatened to split the club. "The Prime Minister said nothing he hasn't said before - both in public, and in private conversations with the President". Trump has complained repeatedly - including throughout the summit - about Canada's protected dairy sector, citing 270 percent tariffs that he says stand in the ...

Global News Mystery ailment leads USA to evacuate more workers from China
Author: 0 Mystery ailment leads USA to evacuate more workers from China

Diplomatic security officer Mark Lenzi is one the latest Americans to have been evacuated from the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, southern China. A previous case in Guangzhou, disclosed last month, prompted the tests. The US is bringing back a group of diplomats from China for further medical evaluation over concerns they were suffering from a mysterious illness similar to those reported by its personnel in Cuba, an official said today.

Global News Modi-Xi meeting: PM arrives in Qingdao for SCO Summit
Author: 0 Modi-Xi meeting: PM arrives in Qingdao for SCO Summit

Prime Minister Modi had detailed discussions with President Xi on bilateral and global issues on the sidelines Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ( SCO) summit here. President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday held a bilateral meeting with his Iranian counterpart President Hassan Rouhani and discussed relations between the two countries and the prevailing situation in the region, said a statement.

Global News Donald Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves
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The prospect that he could be moving toward an even greater protectionist trade policy is likely to chill financial markets anxious about tit-for-tit escalation that could lead to a full-blown global trade war . It is an annual summit bringing together Canada , the USA, the UK, France, Italy, Japan and Germany, which represent more than 60% of global net worth between them.

Global News Ethical polluting agent: The toxic embarassment of Scott Pruitt
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For the same reason, EPA staffers have said, Pruitt switched to flying first class after an individual approached him in an airport a year ago and used vulgar language. The opportunity, according to one former EPA senior staff member, was exploring the possibility of a Chick-fil-A franchise for Pruitt's wife. Pruitt in appearances before congressional hearings this spring has denied responsibility for any ethical lapses, saying subordinates made those decisions.

Global News Giuliani: Trump forced North Korea's Kim to beg for meeting
Author: 0 Giuliani: Trump forced North Korea's Kim to beg for meeting

Attorney during the Nixon administration". The president's legal team has made clear that it will combat any effort to force the president to give evidence in front of a grand jury. "I think the political ramifications of that would be tough". "I am even more convinced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got and that it has nothing to do with Donald Trump ".

Global News Hawaii Volcano Lava Destroys Hundreds of Homes Overnight
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USGS helicopter footage from Monday showed lava from one fissure entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and completely filled it, KGMB-TV reports. (Reuters/Terray Sylvester) Lava threatens homes in the Kapoho area. "Harry had a premonition this was going to happen", Snyder said. "Right now, we don't have anything". "It's a handsome blue day, but it really seems eerie up there, lots and lots of ash covering areas near Jagger Museum and the earthquakes really make things seem very ...

Global News France wants to keep Italy's support on migrants
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Conte, a professor of Private Law of University of Florence, was chosen to take the position of Prime Minister by the coalition formed between Italy's two largest parties: League, led by Matteo Salvini , and Five Star Movement (M5S), led by Luigi di Maio.

Global News Kremlin gives Israel green light to attack Syria
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Israel has repeatedly vowed to prevent Iran establishing a permanent presence in Syria and Lebanon and has carried out dozens of air strikes against Iran-backed forces and attempts to smuggle advanced weapons to Hezbollah. Tensions between Washington and Damascus boiled over in April, when USA and allied warplanes launched a series of airstrikes against suspected chemical weapons facilities in Syria.

Global News Authorities fear rising death toll in wake of Guatemala volcano eruption
Author: 0 Authorities fear rising death toll in wake of Guatemala volcano eruption

Hundreds of firefighters, police and soldiers are searching for the missing amid the still-smoking lava. Two children were burned to death as they watched the volcano's second eruption this year from a bridge, he added. At an ad-hoc morgue in the town of Alotenango, at least three bodies lay covered with blue sheets. David de Leon, spokesman for the National Disaster Prevention Authority said a change in wind was to blame for the volcanic ash falling on parts of the city.

Global News Canada Retaliates With Tariffs on $12.8 Billion of US Goods
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In response, Trudeau retaliated with the announcement of $12.8 billion in tariffs on USA goods. A 10 per cent tariff that Canada imposed on many USA -made retail goods will be levied at the wholesale level, but over time for products with no other substitutes, such as orange juice, this cost will trickle down to consumers, said Karl Littler, vice-president of public affairs for the Retail Council of Canada.

Global News Cohen's Legal Team Has Until Mid-June to Review Documents, Judge Says
Author: 0 Cohen's Legal Team Has Until Mid-June to Review Documents, Judge Says

Wood appointed Barbara Jones , a former federal judge, as special master to go over the documents before they are turned over to federal prosecutors. "When someone, especially a lawyer, is prepared to be not straightforward, and cute, and I would say misleading" with the court, Hendon said, it raised questions about how he would "conduct himself on the more serious proceedings" going forward.

Global News Melania Responds to Theories About Her Public Absence - Cortney O'Brien
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According to the pool report , he pointed to a window in the White House and said: " She's doing great". However, she was spotted around the White House as recently as Tuesday afternoon. "We must break down barriers to youth sports participation and empower each child to reach his or her full potential through sport and play", said Ivanka Trump, one of the president's daughters and one of his advisers.

Global News North Korea summit to go ahead June 12 as planned
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Pompeo spoke after meeting with Kim Yong-chol for a little more than two hours at the residence of the deputy USA ambassador to the United Nations. "Steak, corn, and cheese on the menu". North Korea is estimated to have more than a dozen nuclear weapons. USA defense and intelligence officials have repeatedly assessed the North to be on the threshold of having the capability to strike anywhere in the continental U.S.

Global News At least 2 dead, 3 missing in flooding from Alberto's last gasp
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Widespread flooding was reported in McDowell County, including along the Catawba River and its tributaries like Mill, Crooked, Nix, Curtis and Mackey creeks. Within the last 24 hours, 4 to 7 inches of rain fell across portions of the mountains adding to the already heavily saturated ground. Cooper also said it could potentially help draw down federal funds to fix North Carolina roads, saying the damage could be well in excess of a million dollars.

Global News Trump says he'll pardon Dinesh D'Souza
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D'Souza thanked those who urged Trump to pardon him, and took a swipe at Preet Bharara , the US attorney who prosecuted him. D'Souza said the pardon was not something he expected, and he also reiterated what Trump said yesterday about how the case against him was unfair and he wanted D'Souza to be a bigger voice.

Global News Top North Korean official headed for NY
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The countries were expected to hold another set of working-level meetings in Singapore to discuss protocol, security and other logistical issues for the summit. North Korea defends its nuclear and missile programmes as a deterrent against perceived aggression by the U.S., which keeps 28,500 troops in South Korea, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean war, which ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.

Global News Mattis criticizes China's buildup in S.China Sea
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In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens to a question during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington . On Sunday, two USA warships sailed close to the Paracel Islands, which lie north of the Spratlys, the latest freedom of navigation operation created to challenge Beijing's claims.

Global News North Korea to build 2,000 homes near airport, state media say
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice-Chairman of the ruling DPRK council Kim Yong Chol launched day two of talks in NY following a 90-minute private dinner on Wednesday night that officials have been tight-lipped about. Activist Kim Young-hwan speaks at a symposium on North Korean human rights in Seoul on May 31, 2018. It's the highest-level official North Korean visit to the United States in 18 years.

Global News Afghan forces end ISIL attack on ministry in Kabul
Author: 0 Afghan forces end ISIL attack on ministry in Kabul

Danish said the "attackers were dressed in military uniforms" - apparently seeking to confuse Afghan security forces guarding the ministry. This led to a skirmish, and one of the attackers used an explosive vest in the attack. "We've seen this in other conflicts ... where the two sides were talking about peace at the same time that they were fighting each other on the battlefield".

Global News Anti-Putin journalist's 'murder' turns out to be staged
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Babchenko told the news conference he had previously fled Russian Federation after receiving death threats. "Separately, I want to apologize to my wife for the Hell that she has been through". Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described allegations by Ukrainian government officials that Moscow was behind the murder as "the height of cynicism" and said he hoped other countries would lean on Kiev to do more to protect journalists.

Global News Police release body cam video of woman's arrest at New Jersey beach
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Weinman walks away to call her aunt and comes back again, refusing to provide officers with her name. "Once the officer says "you're under arrest", he has to continue with that arrest". "Officers have to use only the modicum of force necessary to effect a lawful arrest". Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr . said on Tuesday that the officer "did what he had to do", according to the newspaper.

Global News Texas Governor Greg Abbott Meets With Students and Shooting Survivors
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Among about 400 people at the funeral was U.S. Ambassador David Hale and politicians from the provincial Sindh government, and her father Aziz Sheikh was seen comforting her friends (right). Speaking to the media, Sheikh's father and uncle pleaded with the U.S. government to make schools safer for their students. It was the Rockets' first game at Toyota Center since a gunman killed 10 people at the school .

Global News Alberto remnants threaten Alabama after two killed in North Carolina
Author: 0 Alberto remnants threaten Alabama after two killed in North Carolina

Roy Cooper said in a statement. But given previously soaked ground, the propensity for runoff, and the greater likelihood of heavier downpours developing longer and perhaps lighter rain of longer duration, areas along and east of the Blue Ridge are the focus for the highest risk of potential flash flooding again today.

Global News China labels United States trade threats ‘reckless’
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The trade tensions began with President Trump imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the US,. with China striking back with additional tariffs on 128 USA products. Just over a week ago, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the trade war with China was "on hold". "If the United States insists on acting arbitrarily and recklessly, China will take firm and powerful measures to safeguard its own legitimate rights", Hua said.

Global News USA sanctions remain despite Mormon missionary release from Venezuela jail
Author: 0 USA sanctions remain despite Mormon missionary release from Venezuela jail

Joshua Holt, who was "unjustly detained" in Venezuela for two years, arrived to a warm welcome in his home state of Utah Monday night after meeting with President Donald Trump in Washington D.C. Holt and his wife were being held at a prison in Caracas known as the Helicoide where the Sebin keeps political prisoners. Mr Holt was jailed and branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America after travelling to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry Spanish-speaking Mormon Thamara Caleno in the ...

Global News Lava flow stalls, sparing Hawaii geothermal plant from more damage
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Officials previously moved 50,000 gallons of potentially toxic gas offsite and capped the wells on the property to prevent releases of additional gas if lava enters the wells. "For me, it's just visual, " he said. About 2,000 people have fled their homes. Since Kilauea volcano began a once-in-a-century-scale eruption on May 3, the authorities have shut down the plant, removed more than 200,000 litres of flammable liquid and deactivated wells that tap into steam and gas deep in the Earth's ...

Global News Iran has not violated nuclear deal, staying within restrictions: IAEA report
Author: 0 Iran has not violated nuclear deal, staying within restrictions: IAEA report

Rather, the 12 demands, along with the threat of economic sanctions, are part of Washington's aggressive negotiation strategy and are meant to increase Tehran's fears that regime change might eventually occur. He added that the possibility of referring back to the matter back to the United Nations "was not discussed during this meeting". Its chief , Yukiya Amano , briefed participants before Friday's meeting.

Global News Philippines says it told China of 'red lines' in sea feud
Author: 0 Philippines says it told China of 'red lines' in sea feud

Pacific Fleet said in a statement . The U.S. Defense Department refused to confirm the operation took place. The US military did not directly comment on Sunday's operation, but said US forces operate in the region daily. Clay Doss, told the Times that similar operations have been conducted in 22 countries. Critics of the operations, known as a "freedom of navigation", have said that they have little impact on Chinese behaviour and are largely symbolic.

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