In the hours leading up to his meeting with the Russian leader, President Trump criticized past U.S. policy toward Moscow.'I think it’s a good start' »
President Trump called the European Union a “foe” in an interview with CBS News ahead of his high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.
A monumentally huge iceberg is floating dangerously close to a Greenland community whose residents fear a devastating tsunami if the ice mountain breaks apart in warming weather. People close to the shore nearest the 11 million-ton berg were evacuated to higher ground in the remote village of Innaarsuit on Friday. “We fear the iceberg could calve” — break up — and “send a flood towards the village,” Greenland police spokesman Lina Davidsen told Danish news agency Ritzau.
In a stunning rebuke, the California Democratic Party declined to endorse Sen. Dianne Feinstein in her re-election bid and instead backed her progressive challenger on the November ballot, state Sen. Kevin de León. De León, a fellow Democrat, received 65 percent of the vote of about 330 members of the state party’s executive board in Oakland on Saturday— more than the 60 percent needed to secure the endorsement, The Los Angeles Times reported. Feinstein, 85, finished first in the state’s June primary, with the 51-year-old de León emerging as her general election challenger under California’s “top two” nominating system.
“I am proud of being able to say I’m an American and I am Puerto Rican,” Mia Irizarry, who was harassed in a Chicago park last month over her Puerto Rico shirt, said. She tells NBC News’ Ron Mott how and why she kept so calm during the verbal attack.
The Special Counsel investigation released new information about Russian interference in the 2016 campaign with the indictment of 12 Russian nationals.
By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Eritrea reopened its embassy in Ethiopia on Monday in further evidence of a rapid thaw between two countries that a week ago ended two decades of military stalemate over a border war in which tens of thousands died. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki re-opened the embassy in the capital Addis Ababa in a brief ceremony, a Reuters witness said. One week ago the leaders declared their "state of war" over and Isaias spent the weekend in Ethiopia.
A six-year-old girl who was recorded crying in a detention centre after being separated from her mother at the US-Mexico border has been reunited with her. The mother, Cindy Madrid, who had fled from El Salvador, was reunited with her daughter Alisson at Houston airport after weeks apart. Last month Alisson was heard on a tape published by ProPublica, reciting a phone number for her family as she was detained.
Several Florida beaches have been closed after two people were reportedly bitten by sharks within a few minutes of each other. The City of Fernandina Beach announced the water would be off limits on Friday after officials responded to two reported attacks within the space of five minutes. Tia Walker, who witnessed the first incident, said she had been in the water for just five minutes when she heard another swimmer screaming.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza have announced that they have agreed to a cease-fire with Israel. Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets at Israel Saturday as Israel pummeled Gaza with its most powerful airstrikes since the 2014 war. Two Palestinian teenagers were killed in an airstrike in Gaza City, while three Israelis were wounded from a rocket that landed on a residential home.
“I think the European Union is a foe,” Trump said Sunday in a CBS interview on “Face the Nation.” “What they do to us in trade. Merriam-Webster appeared to be just as stunned as Americans — and Europeans — were. Twitter fell head-over-heels in love.
Officer Mike Chesna of Weymouth, Massachusetts, was killed when responding to a call on Sunday morning, while in Kansas City, a person of interest fired at least 50 shots at officers wounding three.
South Africa celebrates the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth this week with a flagship speech by former US president Barack Obama and an outpouring of memories and tributes to the late anti-apartheid leader. Obama will set the tone for the celebrations with a speech in Johannesburg on July 17 that aides say will be his most important public address since leaving the White House in 2017. "It gives him an opportunity to lift up a message of tolerance, inclusivity and democracy at a time when there are obviously challenges to Mandela's legacy around the world," his aide Benjamin Rhodes told the New York Times.
Police have admitted there could still be traces of deadly Novichok nerve agent in Salisbury, prompting renewed concern over the safety of residents and the continued impact on the city’s tourism economy. The warning came after officers discovered a small glass bottle at the Wiltshire home of Charlie Rowley, which has since tested positive for the chemical. Mr Rowley’s girlfriend Dawn Sturgess, 44, died in hospital last Sunday evening after being exposed to the nerve agent the previous weekend.
Police say a man knocked on a 34-year-old woman`s door early Friday morning, then forced his way in and raped her at gunpoint.
By Francesca Landini MILAN/BERLIN (Reuters) - Italy will allow some migrants to disembark in Sicily from two ships which picked up 450 asylum seekers from an overcrowded boat, Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Sunday on TV channel RaiNews24. The minister's comments came after Germany, France and Malta pledged to host in total 150 migrants from the two ships, responding to a request for help by Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday. Conte said in a tweet on Sunday that Spain and Portugal had also promised to accept 50 asylum seekers each.
Several hundred English far-right activists applauded and cheered on Saturday when a large cut-out picture of President Trump was unveiled during a march through central London.The few thousand-strong group were made up of those who were on a “Welcome
A 9-year-old from Georgia got the strength he needed to go through with a brain surgery, thanks to local police officers and their K-9s, who came to pray with him ahead of the risky procedure. Jalen Manns, 9, kneeled with a K-9 as Officer Lamberth of the Warner Robins Police Department delivered a touching prayer just a few hours before the boy’s brain surgery. “Lord heavenly father, we just come to you now, Lord God, asking for your words of encouragement and strength today," Lamberth could be heard in a video posted to Facebook.
Emmanuel Macron celebrated France's victory over Croatia in the World Cup final with his own animated display of patriotism. The French president was seen wildly gesticulating from the VIP area in the stands next to a more subdued Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader, and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Croatia's president. Before embracing the players after the final whistle - and opting to kiss 19-year-old goalscorer Kylian Mbappé on the head - Mr Macron was pictured pumping his fists in the air as he looked down on the packed Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
After battling her way to the Wimbledon final, Serena Williams has come up short. It was one of Williams’ most lopsided losses. Williams came out swinging but was easily overpowered by Kerber in back-to-back sets. Kerber only made four unforced errors, while Williams made 14.
Papa John's founder John Schnatter is accusing his company's marketing agency for trying to blackmail him for $6 million.
The Haitian prime minister resigns after his government raised fuel prices, setting off a wave of deadly riots. Jack Guy Lafontant stood down before a vote that could have led to his removal could take place. The prime minister is the second highest official in Haiti, after the president.
Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt's famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. The discovery which includes a mummification workshop and a shaft, used as a communal burial place, is located at the Saqqara necropolis of Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt. Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its vast necropolis are home to a wide range of temples and tombs as well as the three renowned Giza pyramids.
At least nine pro-regime fighters died in a suspected Israeli missile strike overnight in northern Syria, a monitor said Monday. Syrian state media had accused Israel of bombing a military position in Aleppo province late Sunday, in what would be a rare Israeli strike so far north in the war-ravaged country. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said the base was being used by the Syrian regime's arch-ally Iran.
By Caroline Valetkevitch and Noel Randewich NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The FANGs have gotten their bite back, and they are helping Wall Street erase the wrenching correction that beset it in February. Facebook, Amazon.com, Netflix and Google's parent Alphabet have led the technology and consumer discretionary sectors back to record high levels in recent days. Whether they can haul the wider market over that threshold likely hinges on the rush of quarterly scorecards due soon from the four of them, starting with Netflix late on Monday.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is once again threatening to withhold support for one of President Donald Trump’s nominees. Paul on Sunday declared himself “undecided” on Trump’s nomination of U.S. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Paul, appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” said he is “concerned” about Kavanaugh stance on the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, which bans “unreasonable” searches and seizures by government officials.