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PM Jacinda Ardern gives birth to baby girl

PM Jacinda Ardern gives birth to baby girl Her office confirmed the Prime Minister was in labour on Thursday morning, reportedly already four days past her due date. Ardern, 37, took office as New Zealand's third female prime minister previous year and announced in January that she was expecting a baby with her partner , television fishing show presenter Clarke Gayford. [Full Article...]

Trump reverses on family separations

Trump reverses on family separations What does the executive order say? The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a government agency that apprehends illegal immigrants, told Hindustan Times: "Based on information obtained by the US Border Patrol at the time of apprehension, it appears that seven detainees now housed at Sheridan may have been separated from family members". [Full Article...]

Senate Votes to Reimpose ZTE Ban Despite President Trump's Efforts

Senate Votes to Reimpose ZTE Ban Despite President Trump's Efforts The US senate has voted to reinstate a ban on China's ZTE, despite President Donald Trump's attempts to lift sanctions on the telecommunications company. Almost two weeks ago, Ross announced in a Commerce Department statement that ZTE "agreed to severe additional penalties and compliance measures to replace the U.S. [Full Article...]

5 dead after SUV carrying 14 people chased by Border Patrol crashes

5 dead after SUV carrying 14 people chased by Border Patrol crashes Of the eight people who were injured, one has been released to the custody of Border Patrol, while seven others-including the juvenile-remain in hospital, according to the statement . In this image tweeted by David Caltabiano of KABB/WOAI, a heavily damaged SUV is seen on Texas Highway 85 in Big Wells, Texas, after crashing while carrying more than a dozen people fleeing from Border Patrol agents... [Full Article...]

National Security Adviser Defends UN Human Rights Council Withdraw

National Security Adviser Defends UN Human Rights Council Withdraw U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday that the U.S. would no longer be a part of the global forum on human rights. They've failed to condemn the likes of Chechnya or even Zimbabwe, not current council members, so what's the point of this body which employs truckloads of functionaries in the ultra expensive capital of wealth, Geneva. [Full Article...]

United Methodist clergy, members file complaint against Jeff Sessions

United Methodist clergy, members file complaint against Jeff Sessions New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas led the letter in the wake of reports that some 2,000 children have been separated from their parents since early April. Prosecutors from both Republican and Democratic administrations signed on to the letter, including Preet Bharara, the former US attorney in Manhattan, and Chuck Rosenberg, the former acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Adm... [Full Article...]

Two Koreas agree to field unified teams for Asian Games

Two Koreas agree to field unified teams for Asian Games A Pentagon spokesman said the United States had refrained from any decision on two sets of war games played every winter and early spring, Key Resolve and Foal Eagle. -North Korea summit, to rid North Korea of its nuclear ambition. "We expect a reciprocal action from North Korea in response to our decision to suspend the [South-U.S.] joint military exercise". [Full Article...]

Lewandowski mocks migrant girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'

Lewandowski mocks migrant girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah' Lewandowski said that Petkanas can pick out any story he wants, but emphasized that the people at the heart of the stories crossed the border illegally. These tone-deaf comments come in the face of unsettling audio that was recently obtained from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility where an agent can be heard joking, "We have an orchestra here", as children cry in the background. [Full Article...]

One killed, 3 injured after van drives into festival-goers in Netherlands

One killed, 3 injured after van drives into festival-goers in Netherlands Three other people were critically injured in the incident, hours after the three-day Pinkpop festival ended. Whether the hit and run was accidental or deliberate is still unknown. The incident casts a shadow on what had otherwise been a successful edition of Pinkpop, which is the longest continuously running rock/pop festival in the world, having taken place in the southern Netherlands since 19... [Full Article...]

Taliban Resumes Attacks on Afghan Forces as Ceasefire Ends

Taliban Resumes Attacks on Afghan Forces as Ceasefire Ends People attend the funeral of the victims who were killed a day earlier in a suicide bomb attack in Rodat district. Later the terror group said in its Amaq website the attack on Saturday targeted "a gathering of Afghan forces" in Nangarhar, but gave no details. [Full Article...]

Trump Repeats False Claim on Dems, Family Separation

Trump Repeats False Claim on Dems, Family Separation The senator, a vocal critic of the administration's immigration policy, added that "it would take Donald Trump basically the same amount of effort to end the heinous family separation policy as it did to pardon Joe Arpaio". It prosecutes all people who attempt to illegally enter the country and takes away children they brought with them. There are 100 sites scattered across 17 states and they ... [Full Article...]

Governors rule imposed in Indian-occupied Kashmir

Governors rule imposed in Indian-occupied Kashmir The former Chief Minister was reacting to BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta's reported statement that his party was "working on something". Baba, adding the PDP was now struggling for an explanation on being "dumped" by the BJP. He further accused BJP of destroying the state and said that it can not run away from its responsibilities by withdrawing out its suppor... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump Issues Statement On Family Separations At The Border

Melania Trump Issues Statement On Family Separations At The Border Melania Trump also spoke out about the thousands of migrant children separated from their parents. The statement parroted the defense of the policy repeatedly used by President Donald Trump in recent days. Last week, DHS announced that almost 2,000 kids had been separated from their parents during a six-week period ending last month. " Trump warned that the United States needed to av... [Full Article...]

Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalisation delayed

Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalisation delayed Canada makes history today as the only country in the G7 to have fully legalized weed. The Czech Republic imposes only fines on people in possession of up to 15 grams of marijuana or who have only five plants at home. The proposed federal law spells out that it will be illegal for anyone younger than 18 to buy pot, but allows for provinces and territories to set a higher minimum age. [Full Article...]

U.S. Withdraws from United Nations Human Rights Council

U.S. Withdraws from United Nations Human Rights Council But human rights groups voiced fresh complaints about the body in 2013, after China , Russia, Saudia Arabia, Algeria and Vietnam were elected members. Watch her full statement above, via The Department of State. Diplomats have said the USA withdrawal from the body could encourage countries such as Cuba, Russia, Egypt and Pakistan, which resist what they see as United Nations interference in d... [Full Article...]

Venezuela tear gas explosion, stampede kills 17

Venezuela tear gas explosion, stampede kills 17 Another five were injured and dozens of partygoers fell down the stairs as the main door to the club, also known as Los Cotorros, was closed. Reverol said authorities had arrested seven people and an investigation into the incident was ongoing. [Full Article...]

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Immigrant Children

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Immigrant Children Last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a "zero tolerance" policy , in which every person crossing the border illegally would be criminally prosecuted, having the effect of children being separated from their parents. "She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart", her spokeswoman said in a statement . "If you want to secur... [Full Article...]

Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans Trump is scheduled to go to Capitol Hill on Tuesday at 5:30 pm to speak with House Republicans about immigration reform. But Scaramucci noted on CNN Monday that Republicans control the House, Senate and presidency. The House is expected to vote this week on a bill pushed by conservatives that may not have enough support to pass, and a compromise measure with key proposals supported by the pres... [Full Article...]

Should DHS separate families crossing the border?

Should DHS separate families crossing the border? Attorney General Jeff Sessions upheld the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy on illegal immigration in a speech Monday (June 18) in New Orleans. The skirmish is an escalation of the dispute embroiling the Trump administration and members of Congress , including some Republicans , over its policy causing the separation of thousands of migrant families crossing the border in rece... [Full Article...]

Figures show about 2000 minors separated from families

Figures show about 2000 minors separated from families Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a "zero tolerance" policy in which all those apprehended entering the United States illegally would be criminally charged, which generally leads to children being separated from their parents. "Wow. Just wow. Sessions uses the same bible passage that was used to justify slavery to try to defend his "zero-tolerance" policy of ripping children away fr... [Full Article...]


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