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Trump lashes out at restaurant that booted Sanders

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Her actions say far more about her than about me. Peery said the visit was arranged earlier this year. The hosts of The View mostly came to Sarah Huckabee Sanders' defense over her being asked to leave a restaurant this weekend over her working for President Trump . Read More »

Germany's Merkel calls for solutions to Iran's…

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Bavaria's Christian Social Union party is locked in a dispute with Merkel over its demand that some migrants should be turned back at Germany's borders. Or if they had already applied for asylum and been rejected. Far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini also reacted furiously in remarks reported by Italian media. Read More »

Danish Maersk Line ship rescues 113 migrants in southern Italy

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Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Saturday said the timing of the mini-summit was "unfortunate" and that a real European solution should come through a full EU summit. The chancellor passed out jerseys from Germanys national soccer team, now competing for the World Cup, and tossed a ball with the students. There are over a million Syrian refugees living in Lebanon, representing almost a quarter of the population. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan faces poll test against resurgent opposition

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But with Turkey's economic woes mounting, his AK Party is facing a strong challenge from a revitalised opposition. If no one wins more than 50 percent of the vote in Sunday's poll, the top two will be involved in a runoff. After having consolidated power by crushing the organizers of a military coup, firing thousands of government workers, and controlling much of the media, Erdogan knows he holds sole responsibility for the state of his country today. Read More »

Prime Minister's baby wrapped up warm in gifts from family, public

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Speaking to media from the town of Nelson, Ardern's parents Ross and Laurell Ardern said the baby had been very active during the night and had kept their daughter awake. "This is a sign of our maturity as a country and its acceptance that combining career and family is a choice which women are free to make", said Clark, who has been a mentor to Ardern. Read More »

'Serious divergences' remain in Brexit talks over N. Ireland

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Mr Juncker was speaking in Dublin on Thursday. The EU has proposed that Northern Ireland stay aligned with the bloc after Brexit if no other solution to the hard border can be found - but London says this would break up the UK. Leaders of the 27 countries that will remain in the European Union after Britain leaves next year will take stock of negotiations on a withdrawal agreement and on a political declaration on what future relations with London should look like. Read More »

GOP struggles to salvage immigration bill, postpones vote

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The insulation blanket was like those handed out to children in detention centers at the border. The remaining proposal seeks to do away with family-based migration, which allows USA citizens and lawful permanent residents to sponsor certain family members for a visa, but at the expense of providing a legal path for the youth brought into the country as minors, popularly known as "Dreamers". Read More »

Bomb explosion at Mnangagwa Bulawayo rally; Mohadi, Muchinguri injured

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He was not hurt, his spokesman said. Reports published by Zimbabwe Today, claims two presidential aides died on spot while several others were injured. Mr Mnangagwa, who has joked about multiple attempts on his life, said he was used to them by now. A mysterious explosion thought to be a grenade or bomb has exploded at President Emmerson Mnangagwa's rally in Bulawayo. Read More »

Jogger accidentally crosses into the US border from British Columbia

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Noting that her steps had been captured on security cameras monitoring the area, the officers detained the teenager and accused her of crossing illegally into Blaine, Washington. That was not to be the case, according to US immigration officials, who confirmed the subsequent events in an email to The Washington Post . Cedella Roman, 19, didn't know it at the time, but as she ran southeast along the beach on the evening of May 21, she crossed a municipal boundary - and, shortly after, an ... Read More »

XXXTentacion Fan Memorial To Be Held in Florida

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Surveillance video from the store showed two suspects from the SUV followed the rapper and his friend into the dealership while they were shopping. New evidence shows that the men who killed XXXTentacion , most likely knew who he was, and planned their attack once they saw him inside the motorcycle shop. Read More »

Sarah Sanders says restaurant owner told her to leave

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She said the event Friday evening said far more about the owner of the restaurant than it did about her. Ms Wilkinson said that she asked Ms Sanders to talk to her outside before explaining "that the restaurant has certain standards that I feel it has to uphold, such as honesty, and compassion, and cooperation". Read More »

Several deaths in blast at Ethiopia PM rally: State media

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Health Minister Amir Aman said on Twitter that 154 people were injured and another had died, without giving further details. Eritrea , the country that has been hosting anti-TPLF rebel groups, announced today that it is sending delegation to Ethiopia to figure out next step for the peace talk proposed by prime minister Abiy Ahmed's government. Read More »

First Lady Melania Trump Makes Trip To Visit Border Detention Facilities

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Her visit comes a day after Trump, in a stunning about-face, took executive action to end the practice of separating migrant families at the border, the result of a "zero tolerance" policy towards illegal border crossers. For weeks, Trump had insisted he was bound by law to split children from their parents and that only Congress could resolve the problem - before he radically shifted gears. Read More »

Identifying US troops returned from North Korea may be challenging

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Japan plans to suspend the civilian evacuation drills it started a year ago when North Korea was repeatedly test-firing missiles near and over Japanese islands, officials said yesterday, citing diplomatic overtures from Pyongyang. After almost five hours of unprecedented talks between Trump and Kim, the two leaders signed a document in which Kim "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" and the United States agreed to "provide ... Read More »

Jim Carrey Draws Melania Trump with 'Federally Abducted Refugee Child'

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She was photographed wearing the jacket, a $39 last-season Zara , as she boarded from Andrews Air Force Base, but had apparently taken it off upon landing in McAllen. In the past, the first lady has worn designs by Christian Dior, Givenchy and Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, often paired with Christian Louboutin shoes. Read More »

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

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

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

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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 »