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Donald Trump tweet complicates US House Republican efforts on immigration

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In addition to the policy divides, several GOP lawmakers felt that they didn't know what was in the "consensus" bill as it was still being tweaked hours before they were scheduled to vote on it. "If we don't do it, you will be inundated with people and you really won't have a country", Trump said. Also, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and the heads of other agencies are ordered to find or construct facilities to house the detained families. Read More »

US, South Korea suspend upcoming military exercises

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A Pentagon statement confirmed the suspension and added that there would be a meeting between the secretaries of defense and state as well as Trump's national security adviser on the issue this week. president who appears to care less about the traditional alliance than his predecessors. In Beijing, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the suspension of U.S. Read More »

Police arrest suspect in XXXTentacion killing

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The 20-year-old was in his vehicle leaving a motorcycle dealer when two armed suspects approached the rapper and at least one fired shots , according to the Broward Sheriff Department . 'I just wanted to stay. XXXTentacion was a rising star. "His second album "?" debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 album chart when it was released in March. Read More »

Time magazine cover puts immigration crisis at Trump's feet

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The administration didn't announce when separated families would be united. The cover shows a two-year-old Honduran girl actually crying before U.S. The girl's mother was being frisked and body-searched (after which she was reportedly detained) when Moore took this picture. For many Americans, the forced separation of immigrant families left them looking into the void from which the brutal policy emerged: "the dark space left by the words Trump does say". Read More »

Trump misrepresents North Korea nuclear agreement

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At the summit with Trump in Singapore , Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization in exchange for USA security guarantees. A report by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency said Kim told Xi at a welcoming banquet on Tuesday that North Korea-China ties are developing into "unprecedentedly special relations". Read More »

I really dont care: Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit

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First lady Melania Trump visits the Upbring New Hope Children Center , run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South, in McAllen, Texas, June 21, 2018 . Others thought it might be a message for the president himself: a dig at his immigration policy, which according to reports, Melania Trump had been pushing against. Read More »

Family separations will persist under Trump’s order

The surge in the number of illegal border crossings by families had created a "destabilizing migratory crisis" that puts those families at risk and threatens public safety, the Justice Department said. On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security said 2,342 children have been separated from their parents since last month. But Karnes - the largest of the facilities - now holds 2,000 detainees, according to figures provided by ICE. Read More »

North Korea to hand over U.S. troops remains ‘in next few days’

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The official announcement was delayed as authorities needed more time to gain understanding from some local governments that remained wary of missile threats, officials said. But he said the vast majority have yet to be located and retrieved from various cemeteries and battlefields across the countryside. Crucially, the longer the North Korea saga lingers and the more diplomatic attention is fixed on their nuclear weapons program, the more China avoids harsher scrutiny from the global ... Read More »

Prosecutor charges Netanyahu's wife with fraud: justice ministry

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Netanyahu's wife is accused of instructing staff at the prime minister's residence to order meals from posh restaurants, a violation of rules that bar ordering outside food when there's a cook on staff. Bibi denies the allegations and has called the investigations - get ready for it - a witch hunt. The family has been plagued with threats of indictments for years. Read More »

Melania Trump Makes Surprise Visit To US-Mexico Border Amid Border Crisis

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By law, Border Patrol is only allowed to hold unaccompanied children - regardless of whether they entered the USA with an adult or by themselves - for 72 hours before transferring them to HHS. Trump's family apparently played a role in his turnaround. Trump said he couldn't change the policy of separating children from their parents at the border. Read More »

German coalition hangs on European Union summit's delivery on asylum reform

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Far from being swept under the carpet, the findings of the study and a series of high-profile incidents involving refugees have fueled an ongoing debate in Germany about how to tackle migrant crime. However as I write this, on Monday evening, Seehofer has backed down. On Sunday afternoon Merkel met with senior members of her party at the CDU headquarters to discuss the row. Read More »

Koko the gorilla dies in Woodside

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Koko the gorilla, who learnt sign language, has died. Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views about the intelligence of animals and their capacity for empathy, has died at 46. Read More »

McConnell: We'll work with Dems to end child separations at border

The action came after a firestorm of protest from administration opponents and allies, reacting to pictures and sounds of young children traumatized by their separation from their parents at the hands of USA authorities. Both first lady Melania Trump and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen reportedly had roles in the changing course. Also, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and the heads of other agencies are ordered to find or construct facilities to house the detained families. Read More »

Trump approves financial aid for Hawaii lava damage

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At 6 a.m. Monday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported an explosion at the Kilauea summit , with the energy of a 5.3-magnitude quake. The most active fissure now, called "Fissure 8", continued to pour into the ocean at Kapoho Bay, producing a hydrochloric acid mist called "laze", formed when lava enters seawater. Read More »

Dreamworld ride operators told not to press emergency button

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He told the coroners court issues "gravely emotional" to the families of those killed would be explored at the inquest. Barrister Steven Whybrow, representing victims Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett, said an emergency stop button was not clearly labelled and a staff member was unaware of its exact function. Read More »

US Senate goes against Trump, voting in favour of reinstating ZTE ban

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The Senate passed the NDAA with an 85 to 10 vote. According to the agreement , the ban would only be lifted after ZTE pays a $1 billion fine and puts another $400 million in escrow in a us -approved bank for 10 years. Notably, the House version of the bill doesn't include the amendments prohibiting ZTE from doing business in the US, so it remains to be seen whether the final bill will have those provisions intact. Read More »

United Methodist Church chides Sessions over border policy

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The formal complaint made against Sessions accuses him of child abuse for implementing the separation of migrant children from their families and placing them in "mass incarceration facilities with little to no structured educational or socio-emotional support". Read More »

USA and South Korea Adjourned Joint Military Exercise

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Dana White , spokeswoman for the US Defence Department, said planning for the summer drills had stopped, but no decisions have been made on any other military exercises with South Korea. North Korea has always reacted to the Ulchi exercises with belligerence and often its own demonstrations of military capability. Some 17,500 United States military personnel were due to take part in the Freedom Guardian drills. Read More »

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern in labour with first child

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The 37-year-old took office as New Zealand's third female prime minister last year and announced in January she was expecting a baby with Gayford, a television fishing show presenter. Asked earlier this month how the couple had been faring while trying to choose a name , Ardern responded: "Terribly". Ardern will follow in the footsteps of the late Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto, who in 1990 became the only women in recorded history to give birth while in power. Read More »

Search resumes after 18 rescued from Indonesia ferry sinking

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Sri Hardianto, an official at Indonesia's transport ministry, said the ferry had a capacity of only 60 passengers but might have carried 80 people and dozens of motorcycles, Bangkok Post reported. Video footage taken from another ferry just after the accident showed people on the second boat throwing life jackets to a dozen or more people bobbing about in the water. Read More »

United States of America quits UN Human Rights Council

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A group of 12 organizations including Save the Children, Freedom House and the United Nations Association-USA said there were "legitimate concerns" about the council's shortcomings but that none of them warranted a US exit. Slovenian ambassador Vojislav Suc, who now holds the council's rotating presidency and has been pushing a faltering reform drive, described the Geneva-based chamber as the best place to trigger action on unsafe rights crises. Read More »

Trump justifies separation of children from migrant parents

The bill's official language, debated by Republicans pushing immigration reform and the conservative House Freedom Caucus for weeks, is expected to be released Tuesday night. "This will ensure DHS has access to funds to house more families". The administration has the power to rescind this policy. "It should do so now". The Trump administration insists the family separations are required under the law. Read More »

Crunch time: May's Brexit plans set for collapse?

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But now May faces the prospect of having to go through the wringer all over again in a fresh bout of parliamentary ping-pong. "But as we do that, of course we have been listening to concerns about the role of Parliament, but we need to make sure that Parliament can't tie the Government's hands in negotiation and can't overturn the will of the British people". Read More »

Video Shows Dozens of Immigrant Children Being Held in Cages

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If you've been paying any attention to the news in recent days, you've no doubt heard something about the roiling controversy surrounding the Trump administration's awful immigration policies and the frightening impact it's been having on the families it's been destroying. Read More »

Corey Lewandowski mocks child with Down syndrome taken from mom at border

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Anna Kendrick was short with her response, calling Lewandowski a "piece of sh*t" and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn said, "This is who Trump has sticking up for him, and how". "Did you say "womp womp" to a 10-year-old with Down syndrome?" The Department of Justice moved earlier this year to prosecute illegal border crossers to the fullest extent of the law, resulting in children being separated from their families and detained as the adults are prosecuted. Read More »

Tariff hike: India proposes to raise customs duty on 30 US products

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The US President authorised an import duty hike of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminium imported from all other countries except Canada and Mexico. Earlier, India had stated that these suspension would come into effect earlier than June 21, 2018, in case the USA chose to continue the period of application of the measures. Read More »

Muscular policy can't succeed in J&K, says Mehbooba Mufti after stepping down

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Reports said that the meeting was organised following the Centre's decision that ceasefire would not be extended in Jammu and Kashmir after Ramzan. The Indian forces have also been accused of using "disproportionate violence" against civilian protesters. Many lost their sight completely. The two parties had formed an alliance in Jammu and Kashmir in 2014. Read More »

Ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter to attend Portugal's clash with Morocco

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Over one million people have attended the 2018 FIFA World Cup fan festival in the 11 Russian host cities over the first four days of the tournament, FIFA said on Sunday. "I am a huge fan of the game and that is why I chose to carve the Federation Internationale de Football Association world cup trophy", Singh said. But an investigation into how Federation Internationale de Football Association awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively led to the ousting of ... Read More »

The Latest on Trump and North Korea

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The Pentagon announced late this afternoon it has "suspended all planning" for the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise held in South Korea every August. The president said he was pleased with his performance. But Trump seems keen to claim a quick diplomatic victory and the halt to major United States military exercises on the peninsula is a significant concession to both Pyongyang and Washington's rival China. Read More »

Trump levies $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, and Beijing retaliates

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Analysts, however, did not expect the USA tariffs to inflict a major wound to China's economy and said the trade dispute likely would continue to fester. The rate is the same, 25 percent, and so is the collective value of the goods-$50 billion. An official in charge of the Office of the Customs Tariff Commission said that the additional tariffs targeting Chinese goods, once imposed, would "substantially change" the trade conditions of these goods, and affect relevant producers and trade ... Read More »

IAF Fires Rocket at Car Belonging to Leader of Firebomb Kite Cells

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The apparent new rule of engagement is a stark departure from the military's original tactic of intercepting incendiary devices only once they had crossed into Israeli territory, as conveyed to The Media Line earlier this month by a senior commander in the IDF ground forces' Technological Operations and Research and Development unit. Read More »

Escalating trade war between US & China sends shock waves through markets

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China's tariffs had themselves been a reaction to Trump's announcement on Friday that the US would be imposing a 25 percent tariff on $ 50 billion of Chinese goods. Given the escalating rhetoric on trade, some investors said the slide in us stocks was relatively small. "Its psychological effects, its effects in increasing uncertainty, could be very serious and we're certainly getting later in a cycle of escalation", former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said in an interview on ... Read More »

United States withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

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Its current membership roster includes individual human rights abusers and a significant number of authoritarian regimes and Islamic supremacist states such as China , Cuba, Pakistan, Qatar, and Venezuela . The council last month voted to probe killings in Gaza and accused Israel of excessive use of force. She says a year ago she made clear the USA would stay in the council only if "essential reforms were achieved". Read More »

Canada legalises recreational marijuana

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While nine USA states and the capital Washington have legalised recreational use of the drug, Canada will be the first G7 Country to do so. Cannabis has been legal in a number of areas in Canada already, mostly for medicinal purposes, but this will grant full permission for the recreational use of the drug throughout the country. Read More »

Texas deputy sexually assaulted undocumented immigrant's child

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Police arrested Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy Jose Nunez on Sunday while he was off-duty following an outcry from the mother at a local fire station, NBC News reported Monday. I don't know that he was purposely targeting the undocumented community. "The mother of this little girl is an undocumented immigrant", Salazar said. Read More »

Donald Trump pushes for merit-based immigration system

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Almost 2,000 children were separated from their parents between mid-April and the end of May. "But if the law is in place, you need to actually follow through with it, and that's what Trump is doing here". Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL), a leading pro-immigration Republican, told TPM that House members were "still massaging" the legislative language to end family separation. Read More »

First ladies speak out against Trump’s immigration policy

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Though many people have criticized the number of illegal immigrants that come to the country, the idea of children being warehoused in abandoned or converted stores or separating parents and children due to President Trump's zero-tolerance policies is drawing bipartisan outrage. Read More »

Five injured after battery explodes at Tube station in north London

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British Transport Police ( BTP ) initially tweeted Southgate Tube station was closed "whilst officers respond to a suspicious package". Metropolitan Police said the blast was thought to be caused by a battery short circuit. A police spokesman said: 'Southgate Tube station is now closed whilst officers respond to a suspicious package. Police are now investigating the incident. Read More »

SBI to stop handling Iran oil payments; imports to be hit

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Germany's Economy Ministry said Friday it has established an "Iran contact point" that companies can contact with questions by email. As far as buying Iranian oil is concerned, it will depend on what Iranian suppliers decide post-November 3, with experts saying that they might have to sell oil to India for rupees or even on credit. Read More »

Kamala Harris tells DHS secretary to resign amid border situation

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The policy, announced by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsLaura Bush blasts Trump migrant policy as "cruel" and "immoral" Merkley leads Dem lawmakers to border amid migrant policy outcry DHS secretary defends Trump administration's migrant policies MORE in April, calls for immigration officials to criminally prosecute all illegal border crossers, resulting in thousands of children being separated from their parents and detained. Read More »

Merkel seeks migration compromise to keep coalition together

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Mrs Merkel, leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) made her remarks during a press conference during which she confirmed she had agreed a compromise deal with coalition partner the Christian Social Union which gives her one last chance to thrash out an EU-wide deal on migrants at the European Council summit on June 28 and 29, at which the issue will be up for discussion. Read More »

One person confirmed dead after vehicle drives into crowd at PinkPop festival

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At least one person is confirmed to have died while three others have been critically injured following an incident at the Netherlands' PinkPop Festival which saw a vehicle drive into a crowd of people on Monday morning. A festival that was headlined by Bruno Mars ended in tragedy after a van ploughed into a crowd of people leaving one person dead. Police have cordoned off the section of the road while an investigation is under way. Read More »

Trump ignites trade war with China, triggering swift retaliation

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Additional tariffs for 545 items of about 34 billion U.S. dollars which includes agricultural products, vehicles and aquatic products will be effective from July 6. The first package of revised U.S. tariffs is scheduled to kick in on July 6 and will apply to 818 Chinese product lines, with another 284 product lines to follow at a later date. Read More »

Walmart customer intervenes in carjacking, fatally shoots armed suspect

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Laura Wohl, a Tumwater Police spokesperson, said the gunman shot the owner of the auto he was trying to steal. She described him as an area pastor who does have a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Police responded late Sunday afternoon to a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road near Tumwater High School, reported CBS . The attacker, who police have not yet named, then went outside where he attempted to carjack a vehicle, say police. Read More »

Trump To Meet With House GOP Over Immigration Bills

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California Democratic Rep. Pete Aguilar, who has been working with Republicans who want a path to citizenship for Dreamers, the group of 1.8 million young immigrants, said Friday that his colleagues should take Trump's comments as a sign to abandon negotiations with the Freedom Caucus and House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wisconsin, to focus on the petition that was considered dead two days ago. Read More »

Family separations cause a rift between GOP leaders, WH

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Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., said hes “heartbroken” by the separations and is working to find a solution to keep families together. She called the Trump administrations separation policy “barbaric, ” adding: “It has to stop.”. "They have less than you do". "It's a serious question". "These people have nothing". "Don't you have any empathy for what they go through?" he asked. Read More »

Texas cop 'abused migrant girl and threatened to deport mum'

The Bexar sheriff called the case "heartbreaking, disturbing, disgusting and infuriating all at the same time". Salazar said that Nunez had family ties to the woman and her daughter, but that their relationship is unclear. "Certainly I think what appealed to him, in this case anyway, is the vulnerability of that community because of the fact that they're less apt to report things". Read More »