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Restoring Russia to G-7 'a mistake,' Graham says

Restoring Russia to G-7 'a mistake,' Graham says

“There is no way I would ever agree to give them that legitimacy,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said of Russia. | John Shinkle/POLITICO It would be a mistake to allow Russia to rejoin the club of democratic counties, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,“ Graham (R-S.C.) was asked about President Donald […]

Brexit donor Arron Banks 'met with Russian officials in months leading up to EU referendum'

Brexit donor Arron Banks 'met with Russian officials in months leading up to EU referendum'

Arron Banks, a major funder of the Brexit campaign, met with the Russian Ambassador to the UK three times in the run up to the EU referendum, it has emerged. The millionaire co-founder of Leave.EU also made repeated contact with Russian officials and flew out to Moscow to discuss business opportunities, according to reports. Mr […]

Afghan Taliban announce surprise three-day Eid ceasefire

Afghan Taliban announce surprise three-day Eid ceasefire

KABUL (Reuters) – The Afghan Taliban on Saturday announced a three-day ceasefire over the Eid holiday at the end of this week, their first offer of its kind, following a ceasefire announced by the government on Thursday. An Afghan security force member stands guard in front of the Marshal Fahim military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan […]

RPT-INSIGHT-Why Canada's pot legalization won't stop black-market sales

RPT-INSIGHT-Why Canada's pot legalization won't stop black-market sales

(Repeats for additional clients with no changes to text) By Nichola Saminather TORONTO, June 8 (Reuters) – Jake Rowinski, a 20-year-old University of Toronto student, buys marijuana every week from one of the many self-described “medical” dispensaries in downtown Toronto. The illegal store sells openly to customers ranging from budget-minded recreational users like Rowinski to […]

Breakingviews – UK's Brexit backstop only a partial step forward

Breakingviews – UK's Brexit backstop only a partial step forward

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) – Britain has unearthed a small nugget of Brexit-related good news. Cabinet ministers on Thursday managed to stop squabbling long enough to agree on how to avoid a hard border in Ireland when the UK leaves the European Union. The bad news is that the backstop position is itself confusing, and could […]

Nato's painful homecoming

Nato's painful homecoming

Image copyright EPA Image caption Nato’s new headquarters in Brussels looks like several giant launch ramps Past civilisations erected great monuments to show their power and influence, and in a sense Nato’s brand new glass and steel headquarters building in Brussels is similarly intended to send a signal of the alliance’s potency and relevance as […]

North Korean military may benefit from Kim's charm offensive

North Korean military may benefit from Kim's charm offensive

TOKYO — While raising hopes for denuclearization and a peace treaty to finally end the Korean War, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s newly found focus on diplomacy comes with an ironic flipside: It could be a godsend for his generals. Kim’s thinking on how his military fits in to his plans to foster detente […]

Swimmer sets off in attempt to be first to cross Pacific

Swimmer sets off in attempt to be first to cross Pacific

In this undated image released by the Ben Lecomte group A.K.K The Longest Swim, Ben Lecomte adjusts his suit during swimming practices in Los Angeles, California. Lecomte set off Tuesday from Japan in an attempt to become the first person to swim across the Pacific ocean with San Francisco as his final destination. (Ben Lecomte […]

'Everything Is A Disaster': Guatemala's Fuego Volcano Erupts, Killing At Least 25

'Everything Is A Disaster': Guatemala's Fuego Volcano Erupts, Killing At Least 25

‘Everything Is A Disaster’: Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano Erupts, Killing At Least 25  NPR Guatemala volcano: More bodies found as 10 are pulled alive from ash, lava and mud  CBS News At least 33 killed as Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts  USA TODAY Full coverage Source link

Advice Obama Gave Justin Trudeau Before Leaving Office Brings Out The Ultimate Canadian Motto

Advice Obama Gave Justin Trudeau Before Leaving Office Brings Out The Ultimate Canadian Motto

During an appearance on Meet The Press on Sunday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recounted the advice Barack Obama gave him before the former president left office. While reminiscing on those words of wisdom, Trudeau accidentally came up with a phrase that would make for a seriously catchy motto. Obama’s previously private comments came to […]