Egypt Today's international news wrap-up - FILE
Egypt Today's international news wrap-up - FILE

Egypt Today's world news brief

Mon, Jun. 11, 2018
CAIRO – 11 June 2018: Egypt Today brings you the latest top of the hour news from around the world over the past 24 hours in this round-up.

Libyan army: Derna City to be fully liberated within hours

Libyan army spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari said in a statement to Al-Arabiya that the coming hours will witness the full liberation of Derna city from the grip of terrorist groups

Mesmari added that the army is currently engaged in clearing out the last hideouts of terrorists from the city centre, adding that the battle against Qaeda leaders is about to come to an end. The Libyan army has announced that 75 percent of the city area have been controlled along with all outlets of the city.

FILE - Libyan Army spokesman, Ahmed al-Mesmari

Kim Jong Un and Trump will discuss peace, denuclearisation -KCNA

North Korea's state media said on Monday its leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss a "permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism" on the Korean Peninsula, denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and other issues of mutual concern.

The report also said Kim was accompanied by his foreign minister Ri Yong Ho, defense minister No Kwang Chol and sister Kim Yo Jong.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un - AFP

Germany harshly criticize Trump over Group of Seven U-turn

Germany sharply criticized US President Donald Trump’s decision to abruptly withdraw his support for a Group of Seven communique, accusing him of destroying trust and acting inconsistently, Euronews reported on Sunday.

“In a matter of seconds, you can destroy trust with 280 Twitter characters,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said when asked about Trump’s U-turn, adding it would take much longer to rebuild lost trust.

Trump’s conduct was “actually not a real surprise, we have seen this with the climate agreement or the Iran deal,” Maas, a senior member of the Social Democrats, a partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition said.

“We have to keep a cool head now and draw the right conclusions,” Maas said, adding that Europe’s answer must be to stick even closer together, defend its interests and strengthen alliances with countries such as Japan and Canada.

“Europe united is the answer to America First,” Maas said in a tweet.

A German government spokesman said that Berlin continues to support the G7 communique despite Trump’s decision.

Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt
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