President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will not meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his trip to Asia for the G20 summit this weekend. "I'll be meeting with a lot of other people. Not ... him," Trump told reporters as he departed the White House for his flight to Asia. "But I may be speaking with him in a different form," he added. Trump and Kim have exchanged letters and held two previous summits, but talks between the two countries aimed at dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program have mostly broken down. Earlier on Wednesday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the United States was involved in behind-the-scenes talks with North Korea over a possible third summit and has proposed working-level negotiations. (Reporting by Alexandra Alper; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Susan Heavey and James Dalgleish) … [Read more...] about Trump: Won’t Meet With NKorea’s Kim During G-20
Pieter Cleppe Follow 26 June 2019 • 6:38pm The Swiss have become mere collateral in the EU’s desire to cow Britain into submission While Brexit negotiations have stalled, tensions between the European Union and Switzerland are ramping up. Since 2014, Switzerland and the EU have been trying to amalgamate their existing 120 bilateral treaties into a single agreement. Yet the Swiss refused to concede to EU terms without clarification on certain issues; in response the EU now looks likely to cut off Swiss stock exchanges from the Single Market within days in retaliation for their failure to ratify the treaty quickly enough. As a leak last week revealed, their reasons for doing so are, quite transparently, to make an example of Switzerland... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per … [Read more...] about The EU will come to regret its economic blackmail of Switzerland
close Video Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren compete for liberal-leaning 2020 voters Sen. Bernie Sanders' plan to cancel student loan debt goes further than Democratic presidential rival Elizabeth Warren's proposal; Kristin Fisher reports from Washington. here.**On the roster: Is Warren ready for her close up? - Mueller agrees to testify to Congress - House passes migrant aid bill, showdown in Senate next - Audible: Squeeze play - Humility helper The Hill: “The run-up to the first presidential debate has been a dream stretch for [Elizabeth Warren]. The glowing media profiles are rolling in. Her poll numbers are up, and she’s caught, and in some cases, surpassed Sanders, who is her prime competition to be the party’s progressive standard-bearer. Warren’s flood of ambitious policy proposals has been a hit with liberals. Warren will be the only candidate polling in double digits on the first night of the debate. Her greatest … [Read more...] about Is Warren ready for her close up?
Owen Paterson Follow 26 June 2019 • 4:37pm The Conservative Leadership race has now moved out of Parliament and into the country, where Party members will make up their minds over the series of hustings before the poll closes on July 22. But members casting their votes over the coming weeks should be in no doubt that the choice they face is binary. Boris Johnson has been absolutely clear in the approach he will take to Brexit. He has recognised that Theresa May’s draft Withdrawal Agreement is completely and unrevivably dead, so he is not proposing mere tinkering with it, or more woolly commitments in the legally non-binding Political Declaration. He has set out that a completely fresh approach with fresh vision and fresh impetus is... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week … [Read more...] about Boris is right
The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee on Wednesday voted to subpoena testimony from White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway after she failed to appear at a hearing about her alleged violations of the Hatch Act, a law that limits federal employees' political activity. The Office of Special Counsel, a U.S. government watchdog agency, earlier this month recommended Conway be fired for repeatedly violating the Hatch Act by disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media. The White House has asserted that Conway did not need to testify to the committee. … [Read more...] about House Panel Votes to Subpoena Kellyanne Conway on Hatch Act