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What You Need To Know:
1. The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America’s closest allies, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico, and Canada in a move that drew immediate vows of retaliation
2. Giuseppe Conte was sworn in as Italy’s prime minister, heading western Europe’s first anti-establishment government bent on overhauling European Union rules on budgets and immigration.
3. At least 15 people were killed and more than 200 injured as pro-government armed groups opened fire on the marchers during a demonstration on Nicaragua’s Mother’s Day.
4. A right-wing opposition party led by a former Slovenian prime minister won the most votes in Slovenia’s parliamentary election, but not enough to form a government on its own.
5. Two Indian paramilitary soldiers were killed and 8 civilians wounded when Pakistani soldiers attacked dozens of posts along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir.
6. U.S. President Donald Trump, in a complete reversal, said he would hold a summit with North Korea‘s leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore in the latest twist over eliminating Pyongyang’s nuclear arms program.
7. Socialist Pedro Sanchez was sworn in as Spain’s Prime Minister, taking over from conservative Mariano Rajoy who was ousted over a corruption scandal.
8. More than 50 senior Taliban commanders were killed in an artillery strike on a meeting in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, as fighting continued across the country.
9. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian nurse as she tried to help a wounded protester at the Gaza border, while Israel said militants had attacked its troops with gunfire and a grenade.
10. Thousands of Jordanians protested against a planned tax increase, marching toward the office of the prime minister and demanding his resignation.
- 50 Afghan Taliban leaders killed in rocket strike
- Afghan forces repel Islamic State attack at Kabul ministry
- Afghan forces mistakenly kill 9, mostly civilians in Eastern Nangarhar
- Canada to impose sanctions on more Venezuelan officials
- Canada to impose tariffs on U.S., challenge at WTO
- China warns U.S. trade deals are off if tariffs go ahead
- China rejects ‘ridiculous’ U.S. accusations of South China Sea militarization
- Paris police clear out migrant camp at center of debate
- Right-wing political group National Front renamed ‘National Rally’
- President Macron says U.S. tariffs are illegal and a mistake
- India, Pakistan, trade fire in Kashmir; 2 dead
- Pakistan, India agree to stop trading fire in Kashmir
- Mexico hits back at U.S. tariffs with measures on farm, steel products
- Reporter beaten to death in Tamaulipas
- President Nieto tells U.S. that Mexico will not pay for wall
- Leftist Obrador widens lead ahead of July election
- Rival Koreas agree to military, Red Cross talks for peace
- Senior official meets with President Trump at White House
- Top three military officials replaced
- Gaza’s Hamas rulers say cease-fire reached with Israel
- Israeli army kills Palestinian nurse in Gaza border protests
- President Abbas leaves hospital after 8-day stay
- Attack in Talif kills at least 1
- Foreign Ministry denies French President’s charge it held Lebanese PM captive
- Miner killed in accident at Sibanye’s Driefontein mine
- Parliament approves national minimum wage bill
- President Assad raises prospect of clashes with U.S. forces in Syria
- President Assad to visit North Korea
- At least 46 migrants drown off Tunisia coast
- Tunisia to raise fuel prices, hold off public wages increases
- Ruling coalition fails to agree on economic reforms, cabinet reshuffle
United States of America
- U.S. imposes new trade tariffs on E.U., Canada, and Mexico
- U.S. vetoes UN Security Council proposal on Palestinians
- President Trump says June 12 summit with North Korea is back on
- Defense Secretary says U.S. to continue operations in South China Sea
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