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Migration fight erodes support for German conservatives, far-right AfD gains

Migration fight erodes support for German conservatives, far-right AfD gains He said he still believed a solution could be found on the migration issue. As the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) remains unchanged at 18 percent, the Union-SPD ruling coalition formed in March has only 49 percent of support rate in aggregate. [Full Article...]

Sudanese court quashes death sentence on young raped wife

Sudanese court quashes death sentence on young raped wife Over one million people signed an online petition, #JusticeforNoura , to overturn her death penalty, also gaining the endorsement of celebrities like Naomi Campbell , Mira Sorvino and Emma Watson. Her father allegedly tricked her into returning to her husband. The court then fined her 375 Sudanese pounds (about 20 dollars), the lawyer, Al-Fateh Hussein, told the Media but did not give furthe... [Full Article...]

Immigrant toddlers separated from parents face court alone

Immigrant toddlers separated from parents face court alone A defiant Trump has, however, said that his "zero tolerance" policy on undocumented immigrants , in which all unlawful border crossings are referred for prosecution, will continue. United States media earlier reported that one of the bases would be used to house migrant families and the other would shelter undocumented children who enter the USA unaccompanied by an adult. [Full Article...]

House overwhelmingly rejects immigration bill despite Trump's call to pass it

House overwhelmingly rejects immigration bill despite Trump's call to pass it The bill was rejected in a 121-301 vote, which was short of about 218 votes needed to pass. Earlier Wednesday, the president called for Republicans to pass the "strong but fair immigration bill", saying that "passage will show that we want strong borders & security while the Dems want open borders". [Full Article...]

USA ties crucial for global peace and prosperity: Nikki Haley

USA ties crucial for global peace and prosperity: Nikki Haley Nikki Haley , the U.S. envoy to the United Nations, is on an inter-faith journey in India, visiting a Hindu temple, a Sikh shrine, a mosque and a church in old parts of the capital. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses a gathering on advancing India-U.S. relations, in New Delhi , India, June 28, 2018. "This makes China's expansion of loans and investments in countries in th... [Full Article...]

9 dead, 54 vehicles burned as oil truck catches fire after crash

9 dead, 54 vehicles burned as oil truck catches fire after crash As confirmed by the Federal Road Safety Corps, the tanker had lost its brake and was rolling back on the Michael Otedola Bridge on the ever busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. "Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this time and pain and grief". "As a government, we would not relent in putting measures in place to ensure the safety of life and property of all residents". [Full Article...]

First Trump-Putin summit has Cold War backdrop, US allies nervous

First Trump-Putin summit has Cold War backdrop, US allies nervous They will meet on 16 July and discuss relations between the two countries and a " range of national security issues", the Kremlin and White House said. We don't want to isolate Russian Federation. Their summit could irritate United States allies who want to isolate Mr Putin, such as Britain, or who are concerned about what they see as Mr Trump's overly friendly attitude toward the Russian l... [Full Article...]

More Than 400 Flights Cancelled As Volcano Forces Bali Shutdown

More Than 400 Flights Cancelled As Volcano Forces Bali Shutdown A 4km exclusion area remains around Mount Agung. Passengers of canceled flights will be given the option to either reschedule their flight or accept a refund or credits. The regional volcanic ash advisory centre in Darwin said winds could carry the ash southwest toward Bali's global airport and Java, Indonesia's most densely populated island. [Full Article...]

Senator Graham Optimistic About Securing Conservative Majority in Supreme Court

Senator Graham Optimistic About Securing Conservative Majority in Supreme Court With the GOP holding a 51-to-49 majority in the Senate , the votes of Sens. Graham made the remark during an interview Wednesday, throwing his support behind any nominee President Trump will put forth to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy . [Full Article...]

Over 500 arrested at US Capitol as women protest border separations

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal , a Democrat, sat with the protesters and was also arrested. United States Capitol Police charged almost 575 individuals with "unlawfully demonstrating", according to a Capitol Police statement Thursday. "We are rising up to demand an end to the criminalization of immigrants". Jayapal said she was with a group of over 500 women when she got arrested. [Full Article...]

United Nations envoy to Myanmar: End discrimination against Rohingya

United Nations envoy to Myanmar: End discrimination against Rohingya U Myint Thu, permanent secretary of Myanmar's foreign ministry, told the forum that his government could not work with Lee, saying her assessment lacked independence, and called for her replacement. "There is a mountain of evidence that this was part of a highly orchestrated, systematic attack on the Rohingya population". A series of European Union sanctions introduced against the members of Mya... [Full Article...]

Indonesia shuts Bali airport on Friday due to ash from volcano

Ash cloud Mount Agung produces can pose a threat to aircraft flying in the area. Australian visitor Rod Bird came early to the airport only to be told his flight back to Perth had been cancelled for the second time. General view of Mount Agung during an eruption on November 28, 2017. The regional volcanic ash advisory centre in Darwin, Australia, said winds could carry the ash southwest toward... [Full Article...]

Shooting At Annapolis, Maryland, Newspaper Capital Gazette

Shooting At Annapolis, Maryland, Newspaper Capital Gazette Marquardt personally got threats, as did others, but they were mostly anonymous, he said . An intern inside the newsroom began sending desperate tweets immediately after those first shots, saying "active shooter 888, please help us". Lindsay Walters, a White House spokeswoman, offered the Trump administration's "thoughts and prayers" to "all that are affected". President Donald Trump reveal... [Full Article...]

States sue Trump on immigrant families, as Congress quarrels

States sue Trump on immigrant families, as Congress quarrels Growing border protests over migrant children separated from their parents continue in the United States. George Tzamaras, spokesman for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, told the Tribune it's impossible to know how many kids have attended deportation hearings without their parents. [Full Article...]

Schumer questions Trump tweet of Russia’s denial

Trump has continually parroted the Kremlin's denial of election interference, a move that has put him out of step with the findings of the U.S. intelligence community and almost all Democrats and Republicans in Congress, who say there's clear evidence of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 United States presidential campaign. [Full Article...]

Syrian army offensive in southwest displaces 45000

Syrian army offensive in southwest displaces 45000 Two Israeli missiles struck near Damascus global airport overnight, Syrian state media reported, hitting a weapons depot according to a conflict monitor. President Bashar al-Assad is aiming to restore control over a strategically vital part of Syria at the borders with Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights , building on the momentum he is enjoying elsewhere in the seven-year con... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban 3.0

Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban 3.0 The ruling, denounced by civil rights groups and Democrats as well as protesters outside the courthouse, empowers Trump as he is embroiled in controversy over his approach toward illegal immigration along the U.S. Bush - who "used that power to espouse the principles of religious freedom and tolerance". In one, the court upheld the Trump administration's travel ban that affects people from sev... [Full Article...]

Pelosi on Ocasio-Cortez's win: They made a choice in 1 district

Pelosi on Ocasio-Cortez's win: They made a choice in 1 district She ran on a progressive platform . A top member of the US House's Democratic leadership has been blindsided by a fresh-faced candidate who beat him in a NY election despite raising one-tenth as much money - and who is now a standard-bearer in the ongoing struggle over the party's identity. [Full Article...]

Eighth suspect arrested in fatal stabbing of Bronx teen

Eighth suspect arrested in fatal stabbing of Bronx teen Investigators said members of the Trinitarios gang are reponsible for both attacks. After the service, crowds gathered outside the church chanted "Justice for Junior", the phrase and hashtag that has become a rallying cry in the wake of the young man's death. [Full Article...]

Trump and Putin to Hold Summit In 'Next Few Weeks'

Trump and Putin to Hold Summit In 'Next Few Weeks' Plans for the July 16 summit were ironed out on Wednesday , when the Russian president hosted national security adviser John Bolton at the Kremlin. Their summit could irritate US allies who want to isolate Putin, such as Britain, or who are concerned about what they see as Trump's overly friendly attitude toward the Russian leader. [Full Article...]


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