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Turkey says forces patrolling Manbij, will enter town 'step by step'

Turkey says forces patrolling Manbij, will enter town 'step by step' Damascus slammed the move as "continued Turkish and USA aggression against the Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity", adding that, after recent military victories against rebel forces, the Syrian army is now more determined to remove all foreign troops from the country. [Full Article...]

Israel strikes Hamas after heavy rocket attack from Gaza

Israel strikes Hamas after heavy rocket attack from Gaza Gaza, an impoverished enclave of some two million residents, has always been blockaded by Israel and Egypt. This is clearly an escalation in Hamas' response, stemming from its growing distress at the fast deterioration of conditions in the Gaza Strip and the loss of its assets in the form of terror tunnels and naval contingency. [Full Article...]

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern gives birth to baby girl The popular prime minister revealed she found about the bub after a fight with Mr Gayford, who hosts a fishing documentary show aptly named Fish of the Day . Before she was elected a year ago, Ms Ardern made headlines after criticising a radio show host for suggesting employers had a right to know if their female employees planned to have children, saying such questions, while appropriate for her... [Full Article...]

US House of Representatives to vote on immigration bill

US House of Representatives to vote on immigration bill Bush pursued a policy of separating children from their parents for illegal border crossings. On Wednesday afternoon, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows , R-North Carolina, had what looked like a heated exchange with Speaker Paul Ryan on the House Floor during votes. [Full Article...]

Senate opposes Trump and votes to reinstate United States ban on ZTE

Senate opposes Trump and votes to reinstate United States ban on ZTE On May 13, Trump tweeted , "President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast". At Trump's urging, ZTE and the US Commerce Department reached an agreement on June 7 to have the ban lifted. The company has lost around 60 percent of its value since it resumed trading last week after a two-month suspension that fo... [Full Article...]

Macedonia and Greece Sign Name Deal

Macedonia and Greece Sign Name Deal The signing ceremony on the Greek side of Lake Prespa, was attended by Tsipras, Zaev as well as other officials including longterm United Nations negotiator Matthew Nimetz and European Union diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini . The agreement still needs to be approved by both parliaments and by a referendum in Macedonia. On Sunday, some 5,000 people marched peacefully against the name deal... [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Pulls US out of UN Human Rights Council

Trump Administration Pulls US out of UN Human Rights Council She added the USA will work with non-governmental groups that share US goals, "but not with ones who undermine them". Finland believes the American decision to leave the United Nations Council on Human Rights is a "setback", as Finland had hoped the USA would remain part of the body. [Full Article...]

Kensington Palace has officially announced the date of Prince Louis' christening

Kensington Palace has officially announced the date of Prince Louis' christening Louis Arthur Charles - to give him his full name - was born on 23 April. If his siblings' ceremonies are anything to go by, Prince Louis' christening will be a private affair. "His big sister, Lady Louise Windsor, had been the last royal to wear the original gown", the site notes. So far, the public have had just two glimpses of Kate and William's youngest child. [Full Article...]

Minimal chance of rain in Monday's forecast

Minimal chance of rain in Monday's forecast In the Atlantic Basin, there still is a weak disturbance in the western Gulf of Mexico. It appears rain chances will drop a bit this week, but still we will see those daily showers and storms. With parts of the area in a Moderate Drought, any rainfall will be able to soak into the ground, bringing down the overall flood threat for the Brazos Valley. [Full Article...]

How U.S. Congress proposes to solve their immigration crisis

How U.S. Congress proposes to solve their immigration crisis The US government's controversial decision to separate children from their parents if they are detained for illegal immigration has drawn a lot of flak from various quarters. But if it plays out like the fight over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, it will likely end with Trump's stricter side winning out. [Full Article...]

Sheriff: Tx. Deputy Assaulted Girl, 4, Silenced Mom With Deportation Threats

Sheriff: Tx. Deputy Assaulted Girl, 4, Silenced Mom With Deportation Threats He's a ten-year veteran of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office. Jose Nunez, 47, was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly sexually assaulting a four-year-old relative and blackmailing her mother with deportation. By 4 a.m. that following day, Nunez had been arrested. 'Certainly I think what appealed to him, in this case anyway, is the vulnerability of that community because of the fact that th... [Full Article...]

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

Schmidt then said the GOP is "corrupt" and "immoral". Indeed, families were separated during both administrations. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said in a statement. The Hill's Alexander Bolton observed: "Schumer said [Democrats] want to keep the focus on Trump". Homeland Security officials said that from May 5 through June 9 they arrested 4,538 people who snuck into the US traveling as families ... [Full Article...]

Seoul says N. Korea sanctions may be eased before full denuclearisation

Seoul says N. Korea sanctions may be eased before full denuclearisation The US-South Korean exercise calendar hits a high point every year with the Foal Eagle and Max Thunder drills, which both wrapped up last month. South Korea Tuesday confirmed the Pentagon's announcement of the suspension of a major joint military exercise in August and called for North Korea to reciprocate. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok escorted from Federal Bureau of Investigation building Friday

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok escorted from Federal Bureau of Investigation building Friday They are essentially the faces of the argument that the Clinton Email Probe and the Russia Investigation are to be discredited because the way the investigations have been handled is motivated by political bias. He said Strzok is willing to testify without immunity and would not use the fifth amendment in answering questions. In a speech to the National Federation of Independent Business on Tues... [Full Article...]

Dayton, Swanson challenge 'immoral' border separations of families

Dayton, Swanson challenge 'immoral' border separations of families That's actually in keeping with the previous administration's policy, in which children were taken away if immigration officials felt the child was in danger, or if the adult was not the child's actual parent or guardian or if the adult was charged with a crime. [Full Article...]

Palestinian militants launched three rockets at Israel

Palestinian militants launched three rockets at Israel The UN chief said in a report to the Security Council obtained Monday by The Associated Press that he is "shocked" by the Israeli Defense Forces' use of live fire since border protests began in Gaza on March 30. According to United Nations documentation, between May 8th-21st, Israeli forces conducted 177 search and arrest operations and arrested 220 Palestinians . [Full Article...]

Backlash against border policy grows, but furor could help Trump in midterms

Under Trump, 32,372 unaccompanied minors have arrived at the border in the 2018 fiscal year, which is more than triple the number which arrived last year. To address the rise of families being separated at the border, the measure proposes keeping children in detention with their parents, undoing 2-decade-old rules that limit the time minors can be held in custody. [Full Article...]

Rachel Maddow Breaks Down in Tears Over 'Tender Age' Shelters

Rachel Maddow Breaks Down in Tears Over 'Tender Age' Shelters MSNBC host Rachel Maddow choked up on air Tuesday night while trying to read the beginning of an Associated Press story, which revealed that the youngest children separated from their parents at the border are being sent to "tender age" shelters . [Full Article...]

Sweden shooting: Three dead in Malmo cafe attack

Sweden shooting: Three dead in Malmo cafe attack The first calls about the shooting were made to police shortly after 8pm on Monday evening. Police are now investigating the attack. The murder rate in Sweden has not risen in recent years but shootings and gang-related crimes are up. "It is probably a shooting between criminal individuals". We do not want to see that. The police lacks adequate resources to combat the scourge of crime that i... [Full Article...]

Putin missed Russia-Egypt match but ‘happy’ at win

Putin missed Russia-Egypt match but ‘happy’ at win The 82 year-old Swiss is banned from taking part in any Federation Internationale de Football Association activities until 2022. Contacted by AFP , FIFA said it had no comment on Blatter's trip, the Swiss national slated to fly to Moscow Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's Portugal-Morocco Group B match in the Russian capital. [Full Article...]


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