Kim Jong Un visits China for the third time, showing ties with Beijing are stronger than ever

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his third visit to China since March. Kim has landed in Beijing for a two-day visit. Cameras captured what appears to be a motorcade including the leader’s $1 million armored Mercedes. The fact that state media confirmed the North Korean leader’s trip marks a new era in which Kim Jong Un is treated as any other world leader. It also reiterates China’s role as a crucial ally of North Korea, which could be a crucial relationship to maintain as US President Donald Trump seeks denuclearization. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has touched down in Beijing, marking his third visit to China… Read More

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Goldschmidt’s HR, Dyson’s catch lead Arizona past Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. –– Paul Goldschmidt hit an early two-run homer and Zack Greinke pitched seven-hit ball into the seventh inning of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 12th victory in 16 games in June, 7-4 over the struggling Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Ketel Marte and Nick Ahmed also homered and Jeff Mathis had a two-run double for the Diamondbacks, who opened a two-game interleague set with their ninth win in 11 games. Jarrod Dyson had an RBI single, and the center fielder also leaped to take away a possible game-tying grand slam from Justin Upton in the seventh inning. Upton and Albert Pujols hit back-to-back homers in the fourth for the… Read More

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Laura Ingraham compared migrant child detention centers to ‘summer camps’ as the Trump administration faces escalating blowback over family separation policy

Fox News opinion host Laura Ingraham sought to minimize the controversy surrounding the Trump administration’s enforcement of a “zero-tolerance” policy on migrants entering the US illegally. On her program Monday night, Ingraham compared the detention centers where children who have been separated from their parents are being held to “summer camps.” Critics reacted strongly to Ingraham’s comments. Fox News opinion host Laura Ingraham sought to minimize the controversy surrounding the Trump administration’s enforcement of a “zero-tolerance” policy on Monday night. That policy leads to adults being criminally prosecuted when they cross the US-Mexico border. Any children traveling with them are taken away to separate facilities. Those family separations have led… Read More

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120 Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

LANSING, Mich. — A letter signed by at least 120 victims sexual abuse by former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University’s governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he had reinforced a “culture of abuse” at the school. The women and girls issued their joint statement three days before the board of trustees’ next meeting and after a week in which demands for Engler’s resignation reached a fever pitch. Engler, a former governor who took over on an interim basis in February after the previous president resigned amid fallout from the Nassar scandal, has resisted pressure to step down. Media outlets last week reported… Read More

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Nimmo, Mets finally support deGrom in win over Rockies

DENVER — Brandon Nimmo homered twice during a huge night at the plate, including an inside-the-park shot to begin the game, and the New York Mets finally gave Jacob deGrom some run support Monday night in a 12-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Wilmer Flores and Devin Mesoraco also went deep for New York, which won its their third straight. Nimmo had four hits and set a career high with four RBIs — one night after his go-ahead, two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning staved off defeat for the Mets and rallied them to a win at Arizona. After pitching in terrible luck for weeks as New… Read More

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Man charged over stolen toes

Credits LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text A New Zealand man has been charged with the theft of two human toes from an exhibition And other stories from the stranger side of life One-Minute Read Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – 7:05am A New Zealand man has been charged with stealing two human toes from an exhibition displaying human corpses and organs. He has reportedly returned the toes, which are valued at £2,900 each, but also faces charges of improperly interfering with the dead body of an unknown person Massive cannabis crop found at Unesco site Police in Turkey have revealed that a Unesco world heritage site in the country’s southeast has… Read More

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Gonen Segev: former Israeli cabinet minister ‘spied for Iran’

Description Gonen Segev has been arrested on suspicion of espionage Credits YARIV KATZ/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text Former Israeli cabinet minister Gonen Segev is accused of spying for Iran Energy and infrastructure minister had previously been jailed for importing drugs One-Minute Read Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – 7:00am A former Israeli cabinet minister has been arrested on suspicion of spying for Iran, according to Israel’s Shin Bet security agency. Gonen Segev, 62, who served as energy and infrastructure minister in the 1990s, was “recruited and acted as an agent on behalf of Iranian intelligence”, Shin Bet says. The agency alleges that Segev gave information “connected to the energy market and security… Read More

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Donald Trump threatens new tariffs on £150bn of Chinese trade

Credits Sean Gallup/Getty Images Alt Text Donald Trump has threatened large new tariffs against Chinese imports Move marks a major escalation in the trade dispute between the US and China One-Minute Read Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – 6:49am The prospect of a tit-for-tat trade war increased yesterday as Donald Trump threatened to introduce fresh tariffs of 10% on Chinese imports worth $200 bn (£150bn). The threat followed the introduction of Chinese tariffs, which in turn followed a US levy of 25% on “659 US products worth $50 billion – including agricultural products, cars and marine products”, the BBC reports. Trump said the measures were necessary “to encourage China to change… Read More

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Colon passes Marichal for most wins by Dominican pitcher

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bartolo Colon earned his 244th win, passing Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most by a pitcher born in the Dominican Republic, and the Texas Rangers beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Monday night. Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer for the Rangers, who won their third straight game. The 45-year-old Colon (4-4) allowed three runs and nine hits in six innings to break a tie with Marichal on the career wins chart. Only right-hander Dennis Martinez has more victories among pitchers from Latin America. Martinez, a native of Nicaragua, won 245 games in the majors. The Royals have lost seven straight and… Read More

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In Mexico, longtime foes ‘AMLO’ and elite getting pragmatic

MEXICO CITY — On the campaign trail, presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has railed against a corrupt and “rapacious minority” of business executives who oppose him because they know they will have to “stop stealing” if he wins the July 1 election. Executives have fired back with newspaper ads charging the leftist politician, who is making his third run for the presidency, is a populist demagogue who would set Mexico back decades by returning it to a time of heavy-handed state intervention. Now the two sides, by all appearances, have sat down and talked it out. After more than a decade of mutual recriminations, Mexico’s wealthy elite and Lopez… Read More

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