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Kim in China underlines Kim in China underlines "friendship, unity and cooperation" with Beijing
- June 22, 2018

When asked by a reporter on Wednesday whether he had seen any sign that North Korea had begun steps toward denuclearization , Mattis replied, "I'm not aware of any. The U.S. -based North Korea monitoring group 38 North reported Friday that there had been no sign of any activity toward destroying Sohae or any other missile test site. (more...)
'I really don't care': Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit
- June 22, 2018

Reportedly, the Zara jacket costs $39, which led Brian Krassenstein, a Twitter user, to frame his question thus: " Melania Trump's Jacket saying "I Don't Really Care, Do U?" was $39 How many $39 jackets do you think the wife of a supposed billionaire owns?" Someone must have pulled her aside to talk some sense into her while she was on the plane, because she appeared to remove the tone-deaf garment by the time she landed. (more...)
Rep. Kevin Yoder responds to border policy demands Rep. Kevin Yoder responds to border policy demands
- June 22, 2018

Comparisons to Nazi Germany and the Holocaust have been rife in the days since the government's zero-tolerance policy was reported, and reports from the detention centers have been aired showing children inside chain-link cages and crying for their parents. (more...)
Merkel gets 2-week deadline in German migrant row Merkel gets 2-week deadline in German migrant row
- June 22, 2018

They pointed out that Germany's crime rate is at its lowest since 1992, according to Interior Ministry figures released last month. The AfD got 13 percent of the votes, making it the third-largest political force, which allowed it to get a presence in the German parliament - the first time in almost six decades that a nationalist party entered the Bundestag. (more...)
No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children
- June 22, 2018

On Wednesday afternoon, congressional Democrats gathered on the Capitol steps to protest the practice of child separation. There are 100 sites scattered across 17 states and they can be on the other side of the country from their parents. The audio was recorded last week, according to ProPublica . "I have her number". "I'm not going to snitch out a whistleblower". Parents who are no longer detained "are entitled to get their kids back through a documented process", U.S. (more...)
Total Chaos: Looks Like House Immigration Push Is Collapsing - Matt Vespa Total Chaos: Looks Like House Immigration Push Is Collapsing - Matt Vespa
- June 22, 2018

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) discusses how the first immigration bill failed in the House and President Trump's recently signed executive order , which prevents families from being separated. Denham said he is still focused on passing the compromise bill but he is also preserving the option of returning to the effort to force a vote on bipartisan bills through a discharge petition . (more...)
North Korea Discards Souvenirs Attacking US After Summit With Trump North Korea Discards Souvenirs Attacking US After Summit With Trump
- June 22, 2018

The official China Daily newspaper said in an editorial on Thursday ties between the two countries have "radiated new vitality", and that Kim's visits to the agricultural and traffic control centres showed the economy was a priority for him. (more...)
Terrified migrant mother holds her son as US Border Patrol stops them Terrified migrant mother holds her son as US Border Patrol stops them
- June 22, 2018

News in recent days has been dominated by searing images of children held in cages at border facilities, as well as audio recordings of young children crying for their parents - images that have sparked fury, and questions of morality and concern from Republicans about a negative impact on their races in November's midterm elections. (more...)
New Zealand Prime Minister enters hospital for birth of first child New Zealand Prime Minister enters hospital for birth of first child
- June 21, 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, April 17, 2018. While determined to keep working until the day, Ms Ardern has for weeks now been the target of an avalanche of personal questions, parenting advice and intense media attention. (more...)
US Senate passes defense bill, battle looms with Trump over China's ZTE US Senate passes defense bill, battle looms with Trump over China's ZTE
- June 21, 2018

Reinstating a ban would cut off ZTE's access to the chips and components it needs to build smartphones and networking equipment - essentially a death sentence. The administration announced an agreement with ZTE earlier this month but has run into opposition in Congress. In catch-up with the Hong Kong shares that have more than halved in price since trading resumed last Wednesday, ZTE's Shenzhen-listed shares declined by the maximum daily allowed 10 percent for the fifth consecutive day. (more...)
Russian Foreign Ministry comments on US exit from US Human Rights Council Russian Foreign Ministry comments on US exit from US Human Rights Council
- June 21, 2018

It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an global institution. It added that the Trump administration's current policy of separating migrant children from their parents shows the U.S.is hypocritical and said the US "cannot and should not" criticize the human rights records of other nations, Reuters reported . (more...)
Kansas Congressman Yoder Calls On Attorney General To End Family Separations Kansas Congressman Yoder Calls On Attorney General To End Family Separations
- June 21, 2018

On Tuesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state meant to file a multi-agency lawsuit within the next few weeks to "end this callous and deliberate attack on immigrant communities". "In the name of deterring illegal immigration, your Zero Tolerance policy abandons that balance". 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 ... (more...)
South Korea, US suspend major military exercise South Korea, US suspend major military exercise
- June 21, 2018

The decision was originally announced by U.S. President Donald Trump after his recent summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, apparently as a goodwill gesture as he basked in the glow of their newfound harmony. The two sides will continue discussing details through the exchange of documents going forward, the South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said. (more...)
Elon Musk warns employees about a saboteur in late-night email Elon Musk warns employees about a saboteur in late-night email
- June 21, 2018

Tesla declined to comment on the reports . The full extent of his actions are not yet clear, but what he has admitted to so far is pretty bad. And while we're still a ways away from a Tesla driving itself from LA to NY with zero driver interaction - something Elon Musk promised would go down in 2017 - there's no denying that Tesla's Autopilot feature, when used as intended, can truly help reduce the incidence of accidents and deaths on the road. (more...)
Canada to legalise recreational use of marijuana Canada to legalise recreational use of marijuana
- June 21, 2018

Business Insider reports that one of Canada's largest banks believes that the marijuana industry in the country will be a $6.5 billion one by 2020. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says recreational marijuana will become legal in Canada on October 17. (more...)
1 dead, dozens missing in Lake Toba boat accident 1 dead, dozens missing in Lake Toba boat accident
- June 21, 2018

A woman cries as she finds out her family are listed as missing, at the Lake Toba ferry port in the province of North Sumatra, Indonesia , June 19, 2018, after a boat capsized the day before. Authorities believe the craft was operating illegally with no manifest and the passengers had not been given tickets. Muslim-majority Indonesia has been celebrating the Islamic festival of Eid since Friday and millions go on holiday during the festivities, with Lake Toba a popular tourist destination. (more...)
Maddow breaks down reading report on child separations at border Maddow breaks down reading report on child separations at border
- June 20, 2018

While broadcasting " The Rachel Maddow Show ", the left-leaning anchor who splits her time between NY and Western Massachusetts cried on air while reading a new Associated Press report on the border crisis. After attempting to get through the first couple of sentences she said, "I'm sorry". "Not the way I intended that to go, not by a mile". Another name trending on Twitter was Corey Lewandowski , who on Fox News Tuesday night interrupted a fellow guest's anecdote about a "10-year-old ... (more...)
President Trump Argues There's No Alternative to Family Separation Policy
- June 20, 2018

The images are striking: More than 2,000 children, separated from their parents and housed in cages, camps and a former Walmart. Mr. Trump also once again blamed Democrats for his own policy. " We're not the ones responsible for creating this problem ", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. "We've inherited it". "People are not going to caravan or otherwise stampede our border". (more...)
[Breaking] Reports of several injured following shooting in Swedish city of Malmo [Breaking] Reports of several injured following shooting in Swedish city of Malmo
- June 20, 2018

A police news conference was expected later Tuesday. Officials said the crime appears to be linked to organized or gang crime, not terrorism. Three people have died in all. Ssecurity at a hospital was stepped up after the gunfire was reported but police said that "there is no reason for the public to worry". Image: Police are at the scene of the shooting. (more...)
Sepp Blatter backs Ireland and the United Kingdom to host 2030 World Cup Sepp Blatter backs Ireland and the United Kingdom to host 2030 World Cup
- June 20, 2018

The 82-year-old is now serving a six-year ban for unethical conduct after Federation Internationale de Football Association was rocked by a global corruption scandal in 2015. He was also scheduled to attend Brazil's Group E match against Costa Rica in St Petersburg on Friday before returning to Switzerland. Last year, Peskov confirmed the invitation, saying: 'Putin has a long and, you may say, friendly relationship with Blatter'. (more...)
At least 5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol flips At least 5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol flips
- June 20, 2018

He says the SUV with immigrants inside ran off the road during the chase, caught gravel, causing it to roll over. In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. "Well, we have an orchestra here", the deep, adult voice jokes amid the tears. The staff gave her books and toys - but they weren't allowed to pick her up, to hold her or hug her to try to calm her. (more...)
Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide praise Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide praise
- June 20, 2018

During the latter years of the previous administration, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un accelerated his weapons development program, and the results were apparent during Trump's first year, when the North successfully tested intercontinental ballistic missiles able to range the continental US and a staged-thermonuclear bomb. (more...)
European Union tries to ease German and Italian concerns over migration European Union tries to ease German and Italian concerns over migration
- June 20, 2018

German news agency dpa is reporting that Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has made clear to his party that he wants to give Chancellor Angela Merkel until the end of June to find a European solution to migration issues. In evidence of that division, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Tuesday the CSU demand for internal border checks is unacceptable. Seehofer and Merkel have long had an awkward relationship. (more...)
USA congressional Republicans seek legislative fix to family separation crisis USA congressional Republicans seek legislative fix to family separation crisis
- June 20, 2018

The draft bill was seen just days ago as unlikely to pass, but has gained support in the House . And it was uncertain if the President's support would be enough to push any legislation through the divided Republican majority. Listen to it here, it's absolutely heartbreaking. "Would you describe what's now happening on the border as a healthy environment for those children?" one woman asked. (more...)
Republicans condemn separating immigrant families at border as outrage grows Republicans condemn separating immigrant families at border as outrage grows
- June 20, 2018

U.S. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions also said that domestic and gang violence in immigrants' country of origin would no longer qualify them for political-asylum status. "If you cross the border illegally", she added, "if you make a false immigration claim, we will prosecute you". Former First Lady Laura Bush said coming from Texas, she understands the need for border protection. (more...)

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