NASA news: Danger asteroids can wipe out ENTIRE cities leaving millions dead | Daily Star

Smaller asteroids can also be devastating, like the 60-foot-wide Chelyabinsk meteor that went undetected until it exploded over Russia and injured a thousand people.A space rock bigger than that over a more populated area would have caused more damage.

Near the Stony Tunguska River, Russia, back in 1908, a huge asteroid smashed into the a forest.

The rock, estimated as being between 200 to 620ft, left an enormous crater and knocked down 80 million trees.

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Summer solstice: People head to Stonehenge to mark longest day of year | Daily Mail Online

Summer solstice ushers in a two week heatwave as Briton is set for the hottest June in more than four decades with highs of 86F (and yes it will be BBQ weather for England’s next match)

  • Thousands of people flock to Stonehenge to mark longest day of the year – known as the summer solstice
  • Comes as temperatures are set to rocket across the UK in the next fortnight making June the warmest month on record since 1976 – despite a scattering of snow on the Cairngorms on Wednesday night 
  • It means there should be perfect weather for England football fans on Sunday to have garden barbecues
  • Every year the neolithic monument becomes the centre of day-long celebrations to mark the start of summer
  • The ancient monument brought in crowds of up to 25,000 people on Thursday, as the sun rose at 4.52am
  • Other parts of the UK woke up to clear skies as the summer solstice was celebrated across the country

Source: Summer solstice: People head to Stonehenge to mark longest day of year | Daily Mail Online

Singapore summit: Asia reacts to the Trump-Kim meeting – CNN

As Tuesday’s landmark summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea drew to a close, questions remained for US allies in East Asia as to what Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un’s budding relationship will mean for the region.

Other than Trump and Kim, perhaps no other leader had as much riding on the outcome of the talks as South Korean President Moon Jae-in — who said he “didn’t sleep a wink” the night before Tuesday’s summit.
“Seventy years of division and hostility, however, have cast a dark shadow that makes it difficult to believe what is actually taking place before our very eyes,” Moon said following the summit.

Source: Singapore summit: Asia reacts to the Trump-Kim meeting – CNN

Moments before summit, Trump tweets economic adviser Larry Kudlow had a heart attack

President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore for a high-stakes summit.

Moments after he arrived at the summit site for his historic meeting, President Trump sent a tweet announcing that chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow has suffered a heart attack.

“Our Great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade and the economy, has just suffered a heart attack. He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center,” Trump tweeted.

Kudlow was not traveling with the President in Singapore, but he had just returned to the US from the G7 summit in Canada, where trade tensions dominated the atmosphere.

Here’s Trump’s tweet:

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Our Great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade and the economy, has just suffered a heart attack. He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center.

Putin Says He’s Willing To Rejoin The Group Of Seven After Trump’s Invite | HuffPost

Canada’s Justin Trudeau said the G-7 is not “even remotely” considering readmitting Russia, which was expelled in 2014.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said he welcomed President Donald Trump’s call for allowing his country back into the Group of Seven, even as that proposal was dismissed by most of the leaders of the other nations that comprise the partnership.

Putin, whose country was expelled in 2014 from what was then the Group of Eight major industrial nations over Russia’s annexation of Crimea, also suggested hosting the organization’s next summit in Moscow.

Source: Putin Says He’s Willing To Rejoin The Group Of Seven After Trump’s Invite | HuffPost

Amazon Factory Employees Forced to Work 100 Hours of Overtime in Unsafe Working Conditions: Report

Amazon Echo speakers and Kindle e-readers are produced by Chinese laborers who work long hours for low pay without proper safety training, finds a new report by China Labor Watch, a U.S.-based humanitarian group.

China Labor Watch launched a nine-month investigation into the Hengyang Foxconn factory, which produces some of Amazon’s most sought after products. Amongst a number of labor violations, the group discovered that laborers were required to work at least 100 hours of overtime per month– Chinese law caps overtime at 36 hours per month.

Source: Amazon Factory Employees Forced to Work 100 Hours of Overtime in Unsafe Working Conditions: Report

Trump stuns allies, won’t sign G-7 joint agreement

The president touted great relationships with other G-7 leaders — but the divide over Russia and trade burst into view at the summit.

President Donald Trump said the United States will not sign a joint agreement with other G-7 countries, an abrupt reversal that will further erode relations with key U.S. allies and underscore the country’s increasing isolation under Trump.

Trump announced his decision in a tweet while lashing out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who expressed opposition to Trump’s trade policies at the conclusion of the contentious summit.

Source: Trump stuns allies, won’t sign G-7 joint agreement

Trump Turns Tables on G-7 Allies With Free-Trade ‘Proclamation’

President Donald Trump shook up a meeting of the leaders of the world’s richest countries with a proposal to eliminate all barriers to global trade, a shift from his aggressive tariff threats ahead of the summit.

Trump headed into the Group of Seven meeting after imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Europe and picking fights with some of his fellow leaders. Once on the ground in Quebec, though, he turned the tables on allies who accuse the U.S. of protectionism by offering what his top economic adviser described as a “free trade proclamation.”

Source: Trump Turns Tables on G-7 Allies With Free-Trade ‘Proclamation’