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10 things you need to know today: June 10, 2018

Trump slams Trudeau and exits G7 communique, Trump says North Korea summit is a 'one-time shot,' and more


Trump slams Trudeau and exits G7 communique

President Trump tweeted an angry critique of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Saturday evening, pairing the attack with an announcement that the United States would no longer be a signatory to the communique signed by the six other world leaders at the weekend's G7 summit in Canada. Trudeau "acted so meek and mild" in person, Trump alleged, only to express disagreement with U.S. trade policies after the president left. A response from Trudeau's office said his post-summit comments were no different from his statements in meetings with Trump. The communique pledged participants to oppose protectionism.


Trump says North Korea summit is a 'one-time shot'

"We think North Korea will be a tremendous place in a very short period of time," President Trump said at a press conference at the G7 meeting in Canada on Saturday. But he also issued a warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with whom he is due to meet Tuesday in Singapore. "I feel that Kim Jong Un wants to do something great for his people and he has that opportunity and he won't have that opportunity again," he said. "It's a one-time shot." Trump later reiterated this warning on Twitter.


Trump threatens to end trade with G7 nations

President Trump spoke at length about trade policy Saturday during a press conference at the G7 summit, where the topic was a point of contention. He said he proposed eliminating all tariffs among the assembled nations, but also threatened to completely sever trade relations if he does not get his way. "[Other G7 countries] have no choice [but to lower trade barriers]. I'll be honest with you, they have no choice," Trump said. "We're going to fix that situation. And if it's not fixed, then we're not going to deal with these countries."


Putin says he is ready to talk to Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday he is ready for a face-to-face meeting with President Trump in the near future. Trump has suggested a summit several times, most recently in a call between the two leaders about the risk of a new arms race. "The U.S. president has repeatedly said that it's reasonable to hold such a meeting," Putin said while attending a conference in China. "As soon as the U.S. side is ready, the meeting will take place, depending, of course, on my working schedule." He proposed Austria as a possible location.


Kim Jong Un arrives in Singapore for summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore Sunday in advance of his Tuesday summit with President Trump. Shortly after arrive, Kim met with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who will speak with Trump Monday. Kim arrived via an Air China plane and went by motorcade to the St. Regis Hotel, where he is staying during the trip. He is traveling with a large retinue of guards and officials, including his sister, Kim Yo Jong. Negotiations will be held at the Capella Hotel on nearby Sentosa Island.


Afghan Taliban agrees to first ceasefire since 2001

The Taliban on Saturday agreed to a three-day ceasefire with local forces in Afghanistan, its first such agreement since 2001. The ceasefire is scheduled to honor the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which in Afghanistan will be held this coming week. Foreign troops will be excluded from the deal. The announcement came several days after the Afghan government announced a unilateral ceasefire for the holiday. Government forces will continue fighting other militant groups active in their country, like the Islamic State.


Migrant father commits suicide after separation from family at U.S. border

A Honduran man named Marco Antonio Munoz killed himself in a Texas jail in May after he was separated from his wife and young son at the U.S.-Mexico border. Border Patrol agents said the family was taken into custody and informed they would be separated while awaiting an asylum decision. Munoz became distraught and was placed in an isolation cell, where he was found dead the next day. U.S. Customs and Border Protection declined to comment. One week before Munoz died, the Trump administration announced a 'zero tolerance' policy of family separation for those who cross the border illegally and, in some cases, for asylum seekers.


Judge stays deportation of pizza delivery man detained by ICE

A federal judge on Saturday blocked the deportation of a pizza delivery man, Pablo Villavicencio, who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents when he brought a pizza to a military base in Brooklyn. Villavicencio filed for his green card earlier this year but has yet to obtain it. His wife and two young children are American citizens. Following the judge's order, Villavicencio will remain in ICE detention but cannot be moved out of the New York City area while he pursues "a meritorious form of relief from removal ... to remain with his family," his attorneys said.


Colorado wildfires force mass evacuation

At least 1,600 homes have been evacuated in response to growing wildfires in southwestern Colorado, near Durango. The fires began in San Juan National Forest on June 1 and since then have burned 14 square miles. So far, no houses have been destroyed and there are no casualty reports. Nearly 700 firefighters have been dispatched to fight the flames, which are exacerbated by drought conditions and strong winds throughout the Four Corners region where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado intersect. As of Saturday, the fires were 10 percent contained.


Justify wins 13th Triple Crown

Justify became the 13th winner of the legendary Triple Crown Saturday evening, taking an early lead and winning by just under two lengths with a time of 2:28.18 for the 1.5-mile Belmont Stakes. "I wanted to see that horse's name up there [with the other greats], because we know he was brilliant from day one," said his trainer, Bob Baffert. "And I am so happy for [jockey] Mike Smith. There is no one more deserving than him." Justify began racing this spring, and Saturday marked his sixth race. So far, he is undefeated.


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