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German migrant rescue boat enters Italian waters despite government ban

German migrant rescue boat enters Italian waters despite government ban Ships who disobey the order face fines up to 50,000 euros and seizure of the ship in case of repeated offense. The response from the port was "You are not authorized to enter Italian waters". He said the crew requested permission to port in Malta and was turned down. "We will not run away", Neugebauer said. "The criminalisation of NGOs must end". [Full Article...]

Wildfire in Spain rages for third day amid heatwave

Wildfire in Spain rages for third day amid heatwave Firefighters said the affected area could increase to 50,000 acres (20,000 hectares) given the intense heat. Authorities believe improperly stored chicken manure on a farm in the village of Torre de l'Espanyol sparked the fire when met with the record heat wave now pounding Europe , Buch said. [Full Article...]

Russia, India, China laying foundations for indivisible security architecture in Eurasia: Putin

Russia, India, China laying foundations for indivisible security architecture in Eurasia: Putin The Kremlin said Trump "responded very positively". The Democrat said he believed Russian interference put Trump into the White House , but didn't offer any proof. He said called the tactics of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement "a disgrace to the United States". President Donald Trump says he and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have become "great friends" and the two countries ... [Full Article...]

Tunisian president hospitalized for 2nd time in week

Tunisian president hospitalized for 2nd time in week The president's son, Hafedh Caid Essebsi , said late Thursday evening that there were "the beginnings of an improvement" in his father's condition. One of Essebsi's advisers told Reuters he was in a "very critical" condition. Previously this year, he hinted that he would step aside to pave the way for a younger leader despite calls for him to seek a second term in office. [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner hints Palestinian Authority corrupt

Jared Kushner hints Palestinian Authority corrupt For over half-a-century, the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has ground on, through attempts at peace and, more often, frustration and violence. Israel, which will have to sign off on numerous proposal's projects, did not send any government officials, either. "We need an end to this situation", said Jerusalem chef Israel Bachar, 45. [Full Article...]

Dominican Republic Tourism Drops 74% in Wake of American Tourists Deaths

Dominican Republic Tourism Drops 74% in Wake of American Tourists Deaths According to Adkins' family, doctors said that they could try to find dialysis in Santo Domingo or return him to the USA via air ambulance, which would have cost an estimated $20,000. Khalid Adkins , 46, of Denver , Colorado, died Tuesday in the Dominican Republic , according to the New York Daily News. He said five of the autopsies are complete, and three are undergoing further toxicologic... [Full Article...]

North Korean leader receives 'excellent' letter from Trump: KCNA

North Korean leader receives 'excellent' letter from Trump: KCNA Some droop in excessive-finish sedans or SUVs, while others exercise customized limousines, at the side of the US President Donald Trump and the North Korean chief Kim Jong Un . Since then, North Korea has toughened its rhetoric vis-a-vis the US and South Korea, with exchanges between the sides apparently at a standstill despite last year's rapprochement. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation plane crash kills two, injures dozens in Siberia

Russian Federation plane crash kills two, injures dozens in Siberia Besides the two fatalities, 21 people had required medical treatment, the ministry said. The jet overshot the runway, slammed into a building and caught fire in the town on the northern shore of Lake Baikal. Officials said at least two people died and over twenty are injured after a plane skidded off the runway in Nizhneangarsk, Russia's south east region. [Full Article...]

'No preconditions' for Trump-Xi talks: White House advisor

'No preconditions' for Trump-Xi talks: White House advisor Beijing is insisting that the US remove its ban on the sale of USA technology to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the Journal said, citing Chinese officials with knowledge of the plan. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo previously foreshadowed . Trump said on Wednesday a trade deal with Xi was possible this weekend, but he was prepared to impose tariffs on virtually all ... [Full Article...]

Erdogan says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries shouldn't sanction each other amid row over S400

Erdogan says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries shouldn't sanction each other amid row over S400 Last week, Trump approved military retaliation for the shooting down of a US surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew the order at the last minute. After years of complaining to Russian Federation about the missile, the U.S. announced in February it would pull out of the INF on August 2 unless Moscow gave it up. [Full Article...]

China suspends import of Canadian pork starting June 25

China suspends import of Canadian pork starting June 25 On Tuesday, China stopped accepting meat imports from Canada , saying it discovered forged veterinary certificates. The embassy said in a statement to The Canadian Press on June 25 that this latest trade ban is due to Chinese customs inspectors finding residue of ractopamine , a feed additive, in a batch of Canadian pork products. [Full Article...]

Down to the Wire on Emergency Border Funds

Down to the Wire on Emergency Border Funds USA media say he offered administrative assurances to Mrs Pelosi regarding child migrants - including prompt reporting of deaths in custody. Pelosi said on June 26 that she would not bring the Senate bill for a vote in the House. Democrats have also cut funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement salaries. Measures sought by liberal members included those to ensure the health and safety ... [Full Article...]

Wayfair Employees Protest Sale Of Furniture To Migrant Detention Center

Wayfair Employees Protest Sale Of Furniture To Migrant Detention Center It is unclear if Wayfair has previously contracted with government agencies that provide furniture to detention facilities. The bill passed largely along party lines in a 230-195 vote, with some progressive Democrats voting in favor after negotiating to include provisions including new health and safety standards for jailed migrants. [Full Article...]

Australian student reportedly detained in North Korea

Australian student reportedly detained in North Korea Australia's government said Thursday it was "urgently seeking clarification" about a report that an Australian student studying in Pyongyang had been detained by North Korean authorities. Dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington "would not open by itself", he went on, but if the North had to contact Washington it would use "the liaison channel already under operation". [Full Article...]

Eastern German town buys up all the beer in protest against neo-Nazis

Eastern German town buys up all the beer in protest against neo-Nazis According to German media, a court in Dresden had ruled that "the event has an obviously martial and aggressive character" and had therefore banned alcohol from the festival. In particular, citizens have teamed up to buy about 200 cases of beer in the local supermarket. A counter protest took place but it wasn't just certain locals who wanted to express their displeasure at the event. [Full Article...]

Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou asks Canada to quash USA extradition request

Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou asks Canada to quash USA extradition request Meng now is entirely consistent with Canada's commitment to the rule of law, our worldwide treaties and Canada's independent foreign policy". Meng was arrested at Vancouver's airport last December and a B.C. She has said she is innocent. The statement from Meng's legal team says the United States has stood alone since May 2018 in maintaining strict sanction laws against Iran, which neither C... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Protects Retailer Information in SNAP FOIA Case

Supreme Court Protects Retailer Information in SNAP FOIA Case Tam in 2017, that an Asian American band called The Slants couldn't be refused trademark protection because its name is viewed as racially disparaging. Monday's decision for Brunetti arrives almost two years after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit also ruled in his favor . Following a back and forth that began in 2011, Erik Brunetti 's Los Angeles clothing brand FUCT has won ... [Full Article...]

7 workers dead, 21 injured in Cambodia building collapse

7 workers dead, 21 injured in Cambodia building collapse Local authorities on Sunday raised the death toll to 18 - including at least three women - with 24 injured. "I regret what happened here", he told reporters at the site of the collapse. Hun Sen also announced that he was establishing a special committee to oversee the quality of Chinese building projects in the town. Nowadays, Sihanoukville has been transformed by the construction of Chinese... [Full Article...]

India trade, e-commerce disputes likely to top Pompeos India agenda

India trade, e-commerce disputes likely to top Pompeos India agenda Pompeo's trip is the first high-level USA official visit to India since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reelection last month. Media reports also said terrorism , Afghanistan, de-escalation of the Persian Gulf crisis, the Indo-Pacific, Iran, trade issues, and growing bilateral defence ties will be the focus of discussions between the Indian government and Mike Pompeo . [Full Article...]

US Plays Down Expectations of Trump-Xi Meeting

US Plays Down Expectations of Trump-Xi Meeting Trump raised tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports to 25%, and said he would expand the tariffs to cover another roughly $300 billion in goods - essentially everything China exports to the US - unless the country's leaders reversed course. [Full Article...]


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