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World News China 'disappointed' with USA move to quit United Nations rights body
Author: 0 China 'disappointed' with USA move to quit United Nations rights body

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (not pictured), announcing the U.S.'s withdrawal from the U.N's Human Rights Council at the Department of State in Washington, U.S., June 19, 2018. And the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank close to the Trump administration, defended the move, calling the council "notably incurious about the human rights situations in some of the world's most oppressive countries".

World News Strzok escorted from Federal Bureau of Investigation building
Author: 0 Strzok escorted from Federal Bureau of Investigation building

Strzok has become a special target of President Trump , who has used the texts to question the Russian Federation investigation. Mr. Strzok also had a key role in investigating Hilary Clinton's use of a private email server to transmit confidential documents while secretary of state.

World News Donald Trump promises to 'sign something' to keep immigrant families together
Author: 0 Donald Trump promises to 'sign something' to keep immigrant families together

President Donald Trump's Republican party controls both chambers of Congress . Immigration attorneys say there have been many cases of parents deported without their children. "In recent weeks, Republican politicians across the country have slammed Trump and the Justice Department's "zero-tolerance" policy, evan as the president continues to claim , incorrectly, that it's the result of laws passed by Democrats ".

Author: 0 Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Dems rip President Trump on border separations

President Trump will reportedly sign an executive order to end his own administration's "zero tolerance" policy of separating migrant parents from their children at the U.S. He said Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) are already working on solutions to the problem. Earlier in the day, Trump further complicated the process when he seemed to say he would still make changes to the House legislation during a speech at the National Federation for Independent Businesses.

World News Washington-Seoul joint military drill suspended
Author: 0 Washington-Seoul joint military drill suspended

Following last Tuesday's Singapore summit, no public details have been released by any related governments or global agencies on how, via what steps, using what personnel or according to what timelines denuclearization is to be achieved. And while the announcement canceling the exercises came suddenly, Kang said, South Korea was also considering this option to keep diplomatic momentum moving forward following the U.S.

World News Maxine Waters thanks members of Sessions's church for writing immigration policy complaint
Author: 0 Maxine Waters thanks members of Sessions's church for writing immigration policy complaint

Less than a week after quoting the Bible to justify separating immigrant children from their parents, Attorney General Jeff Sessions insists the USA doesn't want to break up families. The former USA attorneys join a growing number of lawmakers, child care experts and concerned Americans speaking out against the policy, under which border officials separated almost 2,000 children from their parents between April 19 and May 31.

Author: 0 Trump Meeting With House GOP 'Didn't Move Needle'

The Republican-controlled Congress is under pressure to curb the policy after it sparked widespread condemnation. What are the immigration bills before Congress? Some said they were confident Trump specifically endorsed a compromise between moderates and conservatives to address both legal and illegal immigration.

World News Sepp Blatter Thinks UK And Ireland Could Host 2030 World Cup
Author: 0 Sepp Blatter Thinks UK And Ireland Could Host 2030 World Cup

More than one million people have visited the 2018 FIFA World Cup fan festival venues in Russia's 11 host cities over the first four days of the tournament, FIFA said on Sunday. Blatter has previously said he had been invited to attend the World Cup by Putin, with whom he has a long-standing close relationship, and he was "honoured" to accept.

World News Lewandowski on migrant girl with Down syndrome: ‘Wah wah’
Author: 0 Lewandowski on migrant girl with Down syndrome: ‘Wah wah’

Lewandowski, a former Trump campaign manager and frequent TV commentator, interjected by saying "womp, womp", as he rolled his eyes. But before he could finish, Lewandowski merely replied, sarcastically: "Womp, womp". The girl and mother were sent to different detention facilities, according to the report. Videgaray said the girl had been travelling with her mother and brother when the children were separated from their mother by border police.

World News Dead, 3 Injured In Hit-And-Run At PinkPop
Author: 0 Dead, 3 Injured In Hit-And-Run At PinkPop

Following the incident, a police statement said the van drove away from the scene and was being sought. The incident took place around 4am (12am AEST) local time near a campsite for the famous PinkPop festival in the southeastern municipality of Landgraaf.

World News British Lords Approve Amendment to Brexit Law
Author: 0 British Lords Approve Amendment to Brexit Law

The pro-EU Conservative lawmakers want parliament to be able to intervene before Britain's deadline to leave the EU by next March, if May's government either fails to negotiate a deal with Brussels, or if it reaches a deal that lawmakers reject.

World News India counters USA tariffs with hiked duties
Author: 0 India counters USA tariffs with hiked duties

Importing motorcycles with engines bigger than 800 cc will attract 50 per cent of import duty, and apples will see duty charged at 25 per cent, according to a report by The Economic Times. The US rejected the request by India, which has also dragged the US to the WTO dispute settlement mechanism over the matter. Motorcycles were included on the list since the Trump administration repeatedly singled out India's trade treatment of Harley Davidson motorcycles.

World News BJP pulls out of an alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir
Author: 0 BJP pulls out of an alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir

The People's Democratic Party ( PDP)'s Mehbooba resigned just after the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) announced it was pulling out of its alliance with the PDP in IOK. Mufti Mohammad Sayeed entered into the alliance with a bigger vision thinking that BJP is a big party and the Prime Minister has got a huge mandate.

World News Melania Trump enters debate over separation of migrant families
Author: 0 Melania Trump enters debate over separation of migrant families

When asked what he was doing to help the children in detention centers, he responded, "I appreciate you're critical of the leadership in this country, but where in the hell is the leadership in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador?" Many who set out on the trek from the troubled region claim they face mortal threats because of extortion, rape, murder and forced recruitment into gangs that target vulnerable communities.

World News Canada's Senate votes to legalize marijuana
Author: 0 Canada's Senate votes to legalize marijuana

Trudeau's government is expected to decide a date that would legalize it in early or mid-September. Each province in Canada is coming up with rules for the sale of recreational pot. "A courageous move on the part of the government", he said , according to CBC . The Senate's amendment was meant to avoid legal challenges of the provinces' constitutional authority to prohibit home cultivation.

World News What it's like inside a Border Patrol processing facility
Author: 0 What it's like inside a Border Patrol processing facility

Four were pronounced dead at the scene midday Sunday. A criminal complaint said the driver in that case admitted to investigators that he traveled from Laredo to San Antonio . In addition to the driver, one of the passengers, who is also believed to be American, was placed in custody. "That caused the vehicle to turn over several times".

World News Haley says USA will leave United Nations human rights council
Author: 0 Haley says USA will leave United Nations human rights council

After a year off, it was re-elected in 2016. Human Rights Council spokesman Rolando Gomez said there have been "a lot of rumors and a lot of speculation" about the US stepping down, but no concrete statements. Mr Johnson's address on Monday focused on the need for education of women and girls worldwide as a way to promote human rights. Trump's diplomatic team is not the first within the U.S.to voice such criticism.

World News China slams United States threat to impose tariffs on $200 billion in imports
Author: 0 China slams United States threat to impose tariffs on $200 billion in imports

President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on another $200 billion of Chinese goods, and Beijing warned it would retaliate. Derek Scissors, a China scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank, spelled out the reality of the situation when he said that Beijing has almost exhausted usa imports to target.

World News Thousands Protesting in Syntagma Square Against Government's Macedonia Deal
Author: 0 Thousands Protesting in Syntagma Square Against Government's Macedonia Deal

On the eve of Alexis Tsipras after a telephone conversation with Zoran by Sevim said that his country and the former Yugoslav Republic reached an historic agreement in resolving the dispute about the name. we will be partners and allies", he said. "This government should go before it does more damage, this time national damage", he said. All historical texts in school books that are disputed by the Greek side will have to be revised.

World News MN AG demands end to Trump 'zero tolerance' policy
Author: 0 MN AG demands end to Trump 'zero tolerance' policy

Sessions alleged there was once a "loophole" in the law allowing immigrant parents who crossed the border with their children to "effectively be given immunity from prosecution" - which has been proven false. "The government should be in the business of keeping families together, not tearing them apart". The Trump administration insists that separating families is not a policy, but a requirement of enforcing the law to prosecute adults who cross the border illegally.

World News 'Minor explosion' reported at north London tube station
Author: 0 'Minor explosion' reported at north London tube station

The station has now been closed as police, ambulance and fire services remain at the scene and parts of the Piccadilly line are now closed. "Enquires are ongoing to establish the cause of a reported minor explosion", the Metropolitan Police said on Twitter.

World News United States to pull out of UN Human Rights Council
Author: 0 United States to pull out of UN Human Rights Council

Several U.S. critics, in condemning the decision Tuesday, echoed precisely this desire for reform as a principal reason to stay in the council, not leave it. Meanwhile the campaign group Human Rights Watch criticised President Trump's human rights policy as "one-dimensional". Leaving the council would would be the latest rejection by the United States of multilateral efforts, including the Paris climate agreement and the Iran nuclear deal.

World News Trump is said ready to pull U.S. from UN's Human Rights Council
Author: 0 Trump is said ready to pull U.S. from UN's Human Rights Council

But President Barack Obama decided it was a better idea to try to influence the council from the inside than from the sidelines, including by defending Israel against critical resolutions. It has also criticized the council for including in its membership governments that frequently abuse their citizens' human rights, such as China and Saudi Arabia.

World News Woman Shouting 'Allahu Akbar' Attacks Two People With Cutter
Author: 0 Woman Shouting 'Allahu Akbar' Attacks Two People With Cutter

Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent. 'This is an apparently isolated incident by a person with a history of psychiatric disorders, ' said police investigator Bernard Marchal .

World News Stephen Colbert slams Jeff Sessions for citing Bible in border policy
Author: 0 Stephen Colbert slams Jeff Sessions for citing Bible in border policy

Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson is criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions for citing the Bible to justify the government separating immigrant children from their parents. But if he just read a little bit further into Romans 13:10, it says "Love your neighbor as yourself". Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, who has practiced immigration law in Austin for around a decade, calls Sessions' decision "a nail in the coffin".

World News All 5 first ladies speak out on family separations at border
Author: 0 All 5 first ladies speak out on family separations at border

Customs and Border Protection during a protest, June 13, 2018, in Washington , DC. Schlapp said the Trump administration's policy of separating families is "the same way Barack Obama did it". Trump is scheduled to meet with House Republicans on Capitol Hill Tuesday to discuss two Republican-backed immigration bills amid growing calls to end practices that have separated migrant families at the southern border.

World News Taxi Crash in Moscow's Red Square Injures Eight People
Author: 0 Taxi Crash in Moscow's Red Square Injures Eight People

Moscow's traffic monitoring agency said the driver claimed the crash wasn't premeditated. The Mexican Embassy said the two injured female fans met with embassy representatives and were not hospitalized. The driver, a citizen of Kyrgyzstan, said he did not act on objective, according to Moscow authorities. Ambulance and police work at the site of an incident after a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square.

World News Three dead after drive-by shooting in Sweden
Author: 0 Three dead after drive-by shooting in Sweden

Malmo police said five men were wounded. Police are now investigating the attack. Witness Jonatan Burhoff told the newspaper he saw wounded people being carried to private cars that drove off 'as fast as possible'. The paper also reported that the shots had been fired outside an Internet cafe close to a police station, and that officers were therefore quick to arrive at the scene.

World News Two Koreas will compete under one flag at Asian Games
Author: 0 Two Koreas will compete under one flag at Asian Games

China also was staunchly opposed to the US military's deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea , which is created to shoot down ballistic missiles. The two-day exercise - tiny compared with the suspended US-South Korea war games - will involve six warships and seven aircraft and had begun, Seoul's defence ministry said.

World News Tesla's Elon Musk alleges 'extensive' employee sabotage
Author: 0 Tesla's Elon Musk alleges 'extensive' employee sabotage

The Prince of Wales is preparing to add an electric auto to the royal fleet after making friends with the brother of Elon Musk, founder of Tesla. While a spokesman declined to comment, an employee who asked not to be identified confirmed he received the email.

World News China says Kim Jong Un is planning a visit to Beijing
Author: 0 China says Kim Jong Un is planning a visit to Beijing

South Korea and the Pentagon announced they would halt the annual Freedom Guardian military drill scheduled for August. In a rare move, Chinese state media announced Mr Kim's visit and said he would stay for two days. "Consistent with President Trump's commitment and in concert with our Republic of Korea ally, the United States military has suspended all planning for this August's defensive wargame (Freedom Guardian)", Pentagon spokesperson Dana White later said.

Author: 0 Trump Falsely Blames Dems For His Own Migrant Family Separation Policy

Former U.S. first lady Laura Bush speaks during a conference at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce June 23, 2017 in Washington , DC. Sen. Ted Cruz , Texas Republican , said he's writing legislation that would double the number of immigration judges, vastly expand the amount of space detention space Homeland Security has to hold families, and push for faster decisions on asylum claims so people get quick answers and can either be released if they are deserving, or deported if they are ...