President Trum wouldn’t mind walking out from summit with Kim Jong-un

trumpPresident Trump declared on Wednesday that he would scrap a planned summit meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, or even walk out of the session while it was underway, if his diplomatic overture was not heading toward success.

Mr. Trump continued to express optimism — verging on eagerness — about sitting down with the North’s reclusive leader.… Be Informed

European Citizen’s Initiative to address concern about use of toxic pesticides

Europe Explained YMG.pngGrowing concern has been mounting among citizens of the EU on the use of toxic pesticides and their effect on people and the environment. This led to a European Citizens’ Initiative requesting that the European Commission address these concerns by means of a relevant proposal with the intent of a ban on glyphosate based herbicides and ensuring that the scientific evaluation of pesticides for EU regulatory approval is based only on published studies, commissioned by competent public authorities as opposed to the pesticide industry, and setting mandatory reduction targets across the EU for the use of pesticides aimed at ultimately achieving a pesticide-free future.… Be Informed

Italy – Caselati given mandate to end political deadlock

Ansa: President Sergio Mattarella gave Senate Speaker Elisabetta Alberti Casellati a mandate to see if it is possible to end Italy’s post-election political deadlock. Casellati had been given the task of “verifying the existence of parliamentary majority between the parties of the centre-right coalition and the M5S”.… Be Informed

CNN: David Cameron says he doesn’t regret calling Brexit referendum

Cameron.jpegCNN: Former British Prime Minister David Cameron says he doesn’t regret calling a referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union — but wishes the result had gone the other way.

“I made a promise to the British people — I kept that promise,” he told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in his first major broadcast interview since resigning in 2016, to mark the release of a report on development in fragile states by a committee he co-chairs.

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Ofcom investigating RT


The United Kingdom launched an investigation on a series of programmes aired by Russian TV, RT.

Ofcom is in fact examining instances where Kremlin-backed news channel potentially breached UK broadcast laws on impartiality. Ofcom said it had monitored RT intensively since the news became public and was now examining a number of instances in which the channel potentially breached broadcast laws on impartiality.… Be Informed