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International: Trump not attending McCain's funeral

US President Donald Trump will not attend the funeral of his political antagonist John McCain, a spokesman for the late senator has said.

"The president will not be, as far as we know, attending the funeral," said McCain family friend Rick Davis. "That's just a fact."

Davis read out a posthumous message from McCain that appeared to take a thinly veiled dig at Mr Trump.

In the message, McCain urged Americans not to "hide behind walls".The Arizona Republican died on Saturday of brain cancer.

Around the World - Trump: Impeach me & damage the economy

US President Donald Trump has responded to speculation that he might be impeached by warning that any such move would damage the economy.

In an interview with Fox & Friends, he said the market would crash and "everybody would be very poor".

He was speaking after Michael Cohen, his ex-lawyer, pleaded guilty to violating election laws and said he had been directed to do so by Mr Trump.

Mr Trump has rarely spoken about the prospect of being impeached.

Donald Trump: “Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the US”

US President Donald Trump is issuing a strong warning to anyone trading with Iran. This is following his re-imposition of sanctions on the country. He tweeted "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.” Re-imposed sanctions took effect overnight and tougher ones relating to oil exports will begin in November. Iran's president said the measures were "psychological warfare" which aimed to "sow division among Iranians".
 

What really happened in Singapore? Ten quick pointers

History was created when US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un met in Singapore on Tuesday, just months after threatening each other with nuclear catastrophe and boasting about the size and capabilities of each others' missiles.

The meeting was in two parts, first a one-on-one with just interpreters involved and then a bigger meeting with each sides' delegates.

But what truly came out of it? 

Here are ten pointers

International: Trump & Kim will meet alone with just interpreters in room

 US President Trump plans to speak alone with Kim Jong Un during their historic summit meeting in less that 12 hours from now, officials said Monday.

The US president is facing a high-stakes challenge to get North Korea to give up nuclear weapons.

The one-on-one session, plus translators, will supplement bigger meetings involving the leaders and their aides about proposals to help North Korea if it agrees to dismantle its nuclear weapons programs.

Trump's nominee for US Ambassador to T&T faces Senate Committee next week

The man nominated to become the next United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Joseph Mondello, will appear before a U.S. Senate hearing on June 13, the Foreign Relations Committee said Wednesday.

Mondello, the former Nassau County Republican chairman, who stepped down on May 24 from the powerful party post that he held for 35 years, will be one of three of President Donald Trump’s nominees to appear before the panel chaired by Senator Marco Rubio.

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