Brekky Wrap: Trump Arrives In Singapore, Queen's Birthday Honours And Rafael Nadal Smashes Another Record
All the news you need to know this Monday.
U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived in Singapore ahead of his historic summit with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un. Kim arrived a few hours before Trump, where he met Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Presidential Palace. Trump said he was feeling "very good" about Tuesday's meeting when he arrived in Singapore. This is the first time a sitting U.S. President will meet with a North Korean leader.
Commonwealth Gold Medalist Kurt Fearnley, olympian Dawn Fraser, designer Jenny Lee and comedian Tom Gleisner are among the Australians who have been named in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. For the first time, Australian women have outnumbered their male counterparts in receiving the top honour, as six out of 10 Aussies awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia are female. Overall, women make up 37 percent of this year's honours.
Donald Trump has refused to endorse the G7 summit's statement after Canadian President Justin Trudeau called U.S. tariffs "insulting". After leaving the summit in Quebec, Canada, Trump asked U.S. representatives not to endorse the statement, which had already been released to the public. Trudeau responded to Trump's sudden withdrawal of support by saying he and the other G7 leaders had managed to agree on the join communique, despite tensions with America.
Rafael Nadal has defeated Austrian Dominic Thiem to win his 11th French Open title. Nadal extended his record in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, 6-2, becoming the first man to win 11 titles at Roland Garros. Nadal really is the undisputed 'King of Clay'.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has responded to Michealia Cash's threats to name staff in his office whom she claims "rumours abound" in an interview with Lisa Wilkinson on The Sunday Project. Shorten's wife Chloe spoke about raising a family in the public eye and how she manages the rumours she hears on a daily basis. Bill Shorten also spoke of his ambition to secure the top job.
Host of the ABC's 'Tonightly' Tom Ballard has denied an allegation on sexual assault. In the statement, Ballard said he had a "consensual sexual experience with someone" four years ago. He said he only became aware that the other person involved didn't believe the encounter wasn't consensual six months ago and said he denied the claims in the "strongest terms possible."
While the Commonwealth celebrated his wife's birthday, the Duke of Edinburgh turned 97 on Sunday. He didn't attend the annual Trooping the Colour parade on Saturday with the Queen and there is no word yet on how he will celebrate his birthday, or if he will make a public appearance for the occasion.
And whale watchers off the coast of Port Macquarie have had the experience of a lifetime when an adolescent whale gave a spectacular show. The cheeky animal jumped out of the water, just missing a boat carrying onlookers. Watchers were soaked head-to-toe as the animal played and splashed around in the water. See the incredible video here.
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