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Sessions: Child migrant camps 'not like Nazi concentration camps'

Sessions: Child migrant camps 'not like Nazi concentration camps' Under the new executive order , officials will continue to pursue criminal charges against those who cross the border illegally, and officials now plan to "detain alien families together throughout the pendency of criminal proceedings for improper entry". [Full Article...]

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern enters hospital to give birth

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern enters hospital to give birth The pregnancy news late previous year came as a surprise to Ms Ardern, who then had to simultaneously deal with both intense negotiations to form a government and morning sickness. Partner Clarke Gayford will take on the primary baby care responsibility on Ms Ardern's return to office. Ms Ardern found out about the pregnancy last October and told Mr Gayford about the news through Facebook video ... [Full Article...]

Trump to sign decree to end migrant family separations

Even with fellow Republicans demanding the separations be stopped, Trump doubled down on the policy early Tuesday, saying: "When you prosecute the parents for coming in illegally, which should happen, you have to take the children away". [Full Article...]

Senate shuts down White House effort to revive ZTE

Senate shuts down White House effort to revive ZTE The deal led to unhappiness from both Democrats and Republicans, with a bipartisan group of senators putting forth an amendment within two weeks to re-instate the component sales ban . "ZTE has violated US sanctions, lied about it, but even more importantly, its technology has been deemed a national security threat by the FCC, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pentagon", Schumer sa... [Full Article...]

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Commission

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Commission Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the move however, thanking Trump and Haley for their " courageous decision against the hypocrisy and the lies of the so-called UN Human Rights Council". complaints that the 47-member council is biased against Israel. "For years, the UNHRC has engaged in ever more virulent anti-American, and anti-Israel invective and the days of US participatio... [Full Article...]

US Leaves UN Human Rights Council

US Leaves UN Human Rights Council Rights groups have criticized the Trump administration for not making human rights a priority in its foreign policy. New Zealand, which stepped aside to allow the United States to win election to the Council in 2009 under President Barack Obama, may be a good choice as a replacement, two diplomats said . [Full Article...]

Moon suggests Russian gas be piped to Koreas, Japan

Moon suggests Russian gas be piped to Koreas, Japan Trump said after the summit in Singapore that he would suspend the USA military's " war games " with South Korea unless and until the talks on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons programme break down. "Since the summit, North Korea has done nothing", a senior Defense Ministry official said. "South Korea and the U.S. made the decision as we believe this will contribute to maintaining such ... [Full Article...]

Trump Suspects Crime Rising In Germany, Questions Official Data

Trump Suspects Crime Rising In Germany, Questions Official Data The two leaders had made a decision to focus on broad issues to leave more room for negotiations with the other 17 euro members, Macron said - a scenario that leaves scope for the plans to be watered down. Seibert declined to elaborate ahead of the meeting, which will be preceded by statements from the leaders. For Merkel, in power for over 12 years, the stakes could not be higher as she leads... [Full Article...]

5 dead as SUV being chased by police crashes in South Texas

5 dead as SUV being chased by police crashes in South Texas In Texas' Rio Grande Valley, the busiest corridor for people trying to enter the U.S., Border Patrol officials say they must crack down on migrants and separate adults from children as a deterrent to others trying to get into the U.S. One child says they are from Guatemala. On Tuesday, Trump was scheduled to meet with majority Republican congressmen about immigration legislation the House of Rep... [Full Article...]

Aquarius migrants express their joy at arriving in Spain

Aquarius migrants express their joy at arriving in Spain VALENCIA , Spain Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked today at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea only to become pawns in Europe's fight over immigration. [Full Article...]

Recreational cannabis gets the OK in Canada

Recreational cannabis gets the OK in Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet will choose the specific date on which the law will take effect, and legal sales are expected to begin within eight to 12 weeks. The vote will now move the legislation back to the country's Senate, which had already approved a version of the bill. "I think the new Senate came out very well". [Full Article...]

Sessions on Border Controversy: 'We're Doing the Right Thing' - Leah Barkoukis

Sessions on Border Controversy: 'We're Doing the Right Thing' - Leah Barkoukis Thousands of children have been detained and separated from their parents. Sessions criticized the Obama administration when parents who separated themselves from their children by sending them on their own or with human trafficking operations to the U.S./Mexico border. [Full Article...]

'Wah wah': Ex-Trump adviser mocks girl with Down syndrome

'Wah wah': Ex-Trump adviser mocks girl with Down syndrome Petkansas shot back. "How dare you", he repeated as Lewandowski attempted to speak. Anyway, whatever it is the mother had given up the right to will remain one of the great Lewandowski mysteries, because it got drowned out by Petkanas shouting, "How dare you, sir!" His remarks enraged Petkanas, who replied, "Did you just say " womp womp " to a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome being taken fr... [Full Article...]

Pressure builds on Washington to act upon family separation practice

Pressure builds on Washington to act upon family separation practice But after a federal judge in California ruled the arrangement violated a long-standing agreement barring kids from jail-like settings, even with their parents, the government began releasing families in to the US pending notification of their next court date. [Full Article...]

Malmo shooting: Swedish police warn several injured in city centre

Malmo shooting: Swedish police warn several injured in city centre Three people have died in all. Sintenus said there was no motive for the late Monday shooting "but generally speaking" a feud could start over business conflicts, girls or a perceived lack of respect by others. The police have stated there is no danger to the public, denying that the shooting was a terror attack of some sort. Police have sealed off a main street running through Sweden's third ... [Full Article...]

Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti resigns after BJP withdraws support

Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti resigns after BJP withdraws support BJP's pullout from the ruling coalition in Jammu and Kashmir, triggering resignation by PDP chief minister Mehbooba Mufti , puts the focus back on the state. Madhav also clarified that his party is not looking for an early poll in the state where governor's rule came into effect earlier today after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his approval for the same. [Full Article...]

Three dead as strong quake shakes Japan's Osaka

Three dead as strong quake shakes Japan's Osaka Shinkansen high-speed train services were briefly halted between Maibara and Shin-Osaka stations on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line of Central Japan Railway Co., or JR Tokai, and between Shin-Osaka and Okayama stations on the Sanyo Shinkansen Line of West Japan Railway Co. [Full Article...]

Trump digs in on immigration amid family separation crisis

Trump digs in on immigration amid family separation crisis A good faith search failed to find anything spoken or written by Laura Bush in support of American citizens separated from their children when they break the law, or when they are permanently separated from a child after an illegal immigrant who benefited from "catch and release" kills their child. [Full Article...]

Police ID man fatally shot by citizen at Wash. Walmart

Police ID man fatally shot by citizen at Wash. Walmart Tumwater police say officers were initially responding to a report of a auto driving in the wrong direction but, while en route, were sent to a nearby scene of a reported carjacking with shots fired. Wallner said as she ran out of the store she heard more shots. She also said there was some indication that Day had suffered from mental health and drug abuse problems. [Full Article...]

2,000 children separated from families in immigration crackdown

2,000 children separated from families in immigration crackdown Immigration advocates have also criticized a recent move by Sessions that narrowed who can qualify for asylum in immigration court in the United States. The Department of Homeland Security did not immediately respond to a request to provide a breakdown of the age of children separated from their parents and held in custody, but the official said they do not separate babies from adults. [Full Article...]


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