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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 »

Three people killed after being struck by train in London

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You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App . We are still working to identify and locate the next of kin for the other two men. 'At this time, we are treating their death as unexplained as we make a number of immediate enquiries. Police officers search near to where three people were found dead on a section railway track in south London, Britain, June 18, 2018 . Read More »

Should DHS separate families crossing the border?

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On Monday, speaking to the nation's sheriffs at a gathering in New Orleans, again defended the zero tolerance policy. Despite that acknowledgement, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the department has no policy of separating families . Read More »

No need to justify separating kids, parents at border: Bannon

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Mr Trump said on Twitter on Saturday the "forced family breakup at the border" could be solved by Democrats "working with Republicans on new legislation". What's the rationale for that policy choice? "This is not happening because of the "Democrats" law' as the White House has claimed", she said during an event in NY on Monday. Read More »

Pope Francis: Abortion is a Nazi Crime with White Gloves

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Though he's previously shared several messages of love and acceptance of people in the LGTBQ community, these comments reveal Pope Francis doesn't consider queer families to be in the image of god. However, he has previously been seen as more liberal than them, and in May it was reported that he told a gay man that his sexuality "didn't matter". Read More »

Sanders says watchdog report 'reaffirmed the President's suspicions' of Comey

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Trump said in an impromptu interview with Fox News on the White House North Lawn that he "would like to talk" to Mueller, but the probe "seems to be very biased". "Good instincts", Trump wrote of himself Friday morning. The recent development comes after the United States Justice Department on Thursday issued a report with respect to the case of Hillary Clinton's mail server. Read More »

Trump orders USA military to form ‘Space Force’

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Trump has said the Space Force will be the sixth branch of the military and will establish American dominance in space. "There aren't many things I'm ok with having my tax dollars spent on. The Air Force now oversees numerous military's space activities, such as the experimental X-37B spacecraft. Last northern autumn, that proposal was scrapped amid resistance from senior Pentagon officials, including Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief ... Read More »

Harvard Admissions Accused of Discriminatory ‘Racial Balancing’

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But, according to the New York Times the school never publicly released a 2013 report by the school's own researchers that found white students outranked Asian American students in subjective areas like having a "positive personality" or being "widely respected", according to an investigation from a Harvard research team. Read More »

Morocco to Celebrate Eid Al Fitr Friday: Ministry

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During this time, Muslims rejoice in the completion of the fast. Some people just passed through the month without allowing the month to pass through them. The Muslim community gathers at masjids to pray. The monarch later arrived in Jeddah after spending the last 10 days of Ramadan in Makkah. If the moon can not be seen with the naked eye, the powerful telescopes at the Bangladesh Meteorological Department's disposal assist in confirming the sighting of the moon. Read More »

Yemen army retakes Hudaydah airport

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YEMENI government forces today said they had seized an airport as part of a Saudi-led offensive that started this week to retake the coastal city of Hodeida from Iran-allied rebels. Sanders also wrote on Facebook that the United Nations has warned that Hodeida is a key entry point for humanitarian supplies and that an assault could result in as many as 250,000 deaths. Read More »

Calls for end to family separations at USA border

Thus, since they are taken into custody as potential criminals, their children are not allowed to stay with them. 'As a mother, as a Catholic, as somebody who's got a conscience, ' Kellyanne Conway said , ' I will tell you that nobody likes this policy'. Read More »

Strong quake hits Osaka

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A 9-year-old girl and a man in his 80s died when they were struck by collapsing walls after the magnitude-6.1 quake struck just before 8am local time, local media said. The quake set off building fires, toppled concrete walls and cracked roads and water pipes. There was no risk of tsunami from the tremor, the Japanese meteorological agency said, putting its magnitude at 5.9, and the epicentre at a depth of 10km. Read More »

Pro-EU lawmaker in Britain's Conservative party: " We could collapse government"

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Dominic Grieve , the leading Conservative Remainer, admitted he and his pro-European colleagues could end Mrs May's premiership as a row over Parliament's role in Brexit negotiations continued to intensify. Mr Grieve said his group of pro-Brussels Tory MPs were expecting to support keeping the Lords amendment when the measure goes back to the Commons in the "ping pong" between the two houses. Read More »

Afghan bomber kills 21, mostly Taliban celebrating truce

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In his conversation with Mr. Ghani, Mr. Mulk said that Fazlullah's death would be received throughout Pakistan with relief as Pakistanis had borne the brunt of terrorist attacks by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, which Fazlullah headed. Government officials urged the militants not to return to fighting, as dozens of unarmed Taliban exchanged Eid greetings with soldiers and civilians. Read More »

Canadians back PM's handling of Trump attacks, tariffs: polls

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The new Italian Agricultural Minister, Gian Marco Centinaio, is hitting wires today saying that Italy will refuse to ratify a free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada. Centinaio said the decision was covered in the joint government contract published by the populist coalition government made up of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the hard-right League. Read More »

Trump's decision to separate families heats up immigration debate

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The first lady issued the unusual statement in response to the growing outrage over the separation of children from their parents who illegally crossed the southern border into the United States. Previously, people who entered the country illegally and had no criminal record were detained or referred for deportation, and mothers and children usually remained together. Read More »

Strong Quake Rattles Japan's Osaka, Causes No Major Damage

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Japanese disaster authorities say two people have been found without vital signs and 41 others injured by an quake in western Japan. A 9-year-old girl has been found in cardiac and respiratory arrest at an elementary school in Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture, after she was caught between the walls at a swimming pool. Read More »

Murder of Australian comedian sparks outcry over violence against women

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The comic had just done a set at Highlander bar in Melbourne - and was blocks from her apartment - when the attacker struck around midnight Tuesday, according to the local paper. "People should be able to walk home at night without being in fear", Acting Commander David Clayton said. "It is to pay respect to Eurydice without a doubt - and to be mindful that our experience is nothing in comparison to what her family is going through". Read More »

New Migrant Crisis Threatens to Bring Down Merkel in 48 Hours

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Merkel's welcome to refugees also infuriated Seehofer and his CSU, the sister party of her Christian Democrats in the southern state of Bavaria, which became the main entry point for most migrants. Merkel has said she is "favourable" to a French call to create a European Intervention Initiative of forces which could be deployed rapidly to deal with crises outside the framework of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Read More »

At Least 4 Feared Dead in Texas Border Crash

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Some of the injured passengers were flown by medical helicopters to hospitals in San Antonio, and others were taken by ambulances to a hospital in Dimmit County. Multiple people from both vehicles were arrested. He said the pursuit was the result of "good police work", and gave his support for the construction of a border wall . Read More »

Assad: Syria’s Relationship with Iran Non-Negotiable

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Israel has attacked Iranian-backed Shi'ite Muslim militias in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, casting such actions as potentially helping to stem a Syrian Sunni Muslim refugee exodus to Europe. President Bashar al-Assad has sworn to take back every inch of Syria and has been preparing an assault on rebels holding areas in the southwest bordering Israel and Jordan. Read More »

Moscow taxi mounts pavement and injures people 'wearing Mexico colours'

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Two Mexican citizens were injured. The head of the Moscow health department, Alexei Khripun, was quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency as saying the other injured people were in satisfactory condition. It cited the driver as saying he had not driven into the crowd on objective. Authorities have vowed a safe soccer World Cup , which Russian Federation is hosting for the first time ever. Read More »

Donald Trump Compliments Kim Jong Un In Fox Interview

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That outcome made China "the strategic victor of the summit", according to one western diplomat, who asked for anonymity to discuss the sensitive subject. Bannon suggested that Republican members of Congress should be touting Trump's North Korea summit rather than criticizing its outcome. "He ( Kim Jong Un ) wants to be a leader for economic prosperity". Read More »

Sheriff: 5 dead in Texas border crash

A fifth person died at a hospital. In all, 14 people were inside the SUV, including the driver and passenger, according to the sheriff. Twelve immigrants were ejected when the auto crash. The driver was among those hospitalized, and a deputy who assisted the Border Patrol with the chase found the driver sitting upright in his seat and took him and the passenger into custody. Read More »

May 'disappointed' after colleague blocks 'upskirting' law

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Mrs May said: "Upskirting is an invasion of privacy which leaves victims feeling degraded and distressed". Wera Hobhouse, the Lib Dem MP who introduced the Bill after lobbying Sir Christopher on the back benches in the moments before he delivered the crushing blow, said she was angry, frustrated and disappointed. Read More »

Civilians flee bombardment as Arab states pound Yemen port

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Saudi and Emirati-backed forces launched the offensive on Wednesday. "We are not directly supporting the coalition offensive on the port of Hodeidah", Pentagon spokesman Maj. According to a Reuters report , one United States intelligence official said that the UAE request for military and intelligence support was dismissed. Read More »

United Nations slams 'excessive' Israeli force against Palestinians in Gaza

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While passage of the resolution condemning Israel passed overwhelmingly, Ahren speculated that the vote for the amendment "underlined that Israel's enemies don't automatically win every single vote in the global body, and showed that more countries wanted to temper the anti-Israel resolution they were about to support with a condemnation of Hamas than not". Read More »

1 suspect dead, 20 people injured after art festival shooting

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It happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday at the " Art All Night Trenton 2018" festival at the Roebling Wire Works Building on the 600 block of South Clinton Avenue. Trenton police Lt. Darren Zappley says multiple people were shot and taken to the hospital, where some are in surgery. They bandaged him up and whisked him away before the ambulance came here . Read More »

Killing of Pakistan Taliban chief 'significant'

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USA forces recently carried out a strike against top Islamic militants along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Pakistan is building a fence along its 2400-km border with Afghanistan, which it hopes will fortify the frontier. Military officials said terrorists attacked army posts along the border in the Shawal area of the district in an apparent attempt to overrun them. Fazlullah, best known for his barbaric reign of Swat in the months before he was ousted by a military operation in 2009, ... Read More »