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First Lady Melania Trump Makes Trip To Visit Border Detention Facilities First Lady Melania Trump Makes Trip To Visit Border Detention Facilities
- June 23, 2018

On Wednesday afternoon, Ivanka praised her father for ending the administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents after they cross the US-Mexico border, calling the president's Wednesday executive order a "critical action". (more...)
Migrant feud casts shadow as Macron and Merkel seek EU roadmap Migrant feud casts shadow as Macron and Merkel seek EU roadmap
- June 22, 2018

The row threatens to scupper Merkel's three-month-old coalition and limits her capacity for agreeing to far-reaching euro zone reforms, of which many in her conservative bloc are skeptical. While the CSU is widely expected to win that vote, it faces a strong challenge from the far-right Alternative for Germany party, or AfD. There are also migrant camps in Libya run by the Tripoli government where the European Union pays the United Nations agencies for migration (IOM) and refugees (UNHCR) ... (more...)
President Trump Orders Creation of 'Space Force' President Trump Orders Creation of 'Space Force'
- June 19, 2018

President Donald Trump used a term from U.S. segregationist history to describe the relationship between the Air Force and his newest military branch , the Space Force, calling it "separate but equal". While the real-life Space Force idea is gaining momentum, it's going to be hard to touch the hard work of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Lucasfilm. (more...)
Kirstjen Nielsen, DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, DHS secretary
- June 19, 2018

While DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen continued to falsely insist the new policy was not new policy on Monday afternoon, Republicans increasingly sounded increasingly skeptical of her misleading claims. Immigration advocates and Democrats say the administration has made it exceedingly hard to claim asylum at official ports of entry. CNN is looking into reports that these individuals are being turned away there, as well. (more...)
DOJ: Comey's handling of Clinton email investigation unconventional but not biased DOJ: Comey's handling of Clinton email investigation unconventional but not biased
- June 18, 2018

In interviews included in the report, both Strozk and Page acknowledged that some of their texts could be read as showing their bias against Trump, both during the early stages of the collusion investigation and after Trump assumed office in January 2017. (more...)
China threatens tariffs on USA lobsters as business booms China threatens tariffs on USA lobsters as business booms
- June 18, 2018

On veiling the tariffs yesterday, Trump said: "In light of China's theft of intellectual property and technology and its other unfair trade practices, the U.S. Trump has long complained about China's huge trade surplus with the United States. United States carmakers, which have targeted China as a key growth market, are also expected to be hit by the bruising tariffs. (more...)
May: I have listened to rebels over Brexit bill May: I have listened to rebels over Brexit bill
- June 18, 2018

Grieve said the problem was that if the United Kingdom reached "the really apocalyptic moment" where no Brexit deal had been done by early February 2019, Parliament was not being offered the chance to say what should happen next - only to "note" the position. (more...)
Vladimir Putin invites Kim Jong Un to Russian Federation in September Vladimir Putin invites Kim Jong Un to Russian Federation in September
- June 16, 2018

So much so that Trump said , "I want my people to do the same". "Don't let anyone think anything different", Trump continued. An internal report has revealed Israeli foreign ministry officials' reservations over the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un , despite the government's public endorsement. (more...)
Comey made 'serious error of judgement' in handling Clinton email probe Comey made 'serious error of judgement' in handling Clinton email probe
- June 16, 2018

Trump has been eager for the report in hopes that it would vindicate his decision to fire Comey and undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. He said that would be better than Mueller's investigation because it's internal and less likely to suffer from mission creep. Hannity added that other officials made disparaging remarks about Trump supporters, including one who claimed they could "smell" Trump voters after entering a rural Virginia Walmart. (more...)
Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen searching for new legal team in Federal Bureau of Investigation probe Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen searching for new legal team in Federal Bureau of Investigation probe
- June 15, 2018

There are also reports that some members of Ryan's firm, McDermott Will & Emery, are uncomfortable representing Cohen in his NY case, which suggests that there may be something really unpleasant about it. The firm's spokesperson did not immediately respond to requests for comment. "There's a lot of speculation about whether Mr. Cohen can pay Mr. Ryan's fees", the Fox Business correspondent continued. (more...)
Californians to Vote on Initiative to Divide Their State Into 3 Californians to Vote on Initiative to Divide Their State Into 3
- June 14, 2018

A proposal to split California into three states will likely be on the November ballot, according to the Secretary of State's website . The proposal would make California the L.A. "Californians deserve a better future". A good-humored Draper rolled with the punches as Colbert ripped the new states of " Silicon Valley , the richest state per capita" and "Jefferson, famous for producing 60 percent of the country's marijuana". (more...)
Trump arrives in Singapore ahead of unprecedented US-N.Korea summit - global Trump arrives in Singapore ahead of unprecedented US-N.Korea summit - global
- June 14, 2018

On Saturday, trump tweeted that he expects Kim Jong-UN's great deeds in the name of his people. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will meet Mr Trump on Monday, ahead of the summit held at 9am on Tuesday. The Korean Central News Agency said issues of mutual concern, related to the "changed era", will be on the agenda at the summit, including bilateral relations, peace and denuclearization. (more...)
Prince Harry and Meghan to visit Australia, Kensingston Palace confirms Prince Harry and Meghan to visit Australia, Kensingston Palace confirms
- June 12, 2018

The queen's husband, 96-year-old Prince Philip, has retired from royal duties. After all, it is a huge responsibility being a Duchess, and although Meghan boasted a refined sense of fashion even in her acting days, it is a different ball game when you are part of the royal family. (more...)
Data seizure from New York Times reporter sets unsafe precedent Data seizure from New York Times reporter sets unsafe precedent
- June 11, 2018

It said Watkins had been in a three-year romantic relationship with Wolfe. He worked closely with both Democrats and Republicans on the committee. Wolfe allegedly was in contact with the reporter and exchanged tens of thousands of electronic communications and often daily phone calls , according to the indictment . (more...)
White House adviser says Canada's Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back' White House adviser says Canada's Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'
- June 11, 2018

Mr. Trump's tweets taking aim at the leader of a country that has always been a United States ally came after the President left the G7 summit in Canada to travel to Singapore ahead of a planned diplomatic meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un, CNN reported . (more...)
Trooping the Colour 2018 in pictures: Stunning pictures from Trooping the Colour Trooping the Colour 2018 in pictures: Stunning pictures from Trooping the Colour
- June 10, 2018

And joining Prince William for the Trooping The Colour ceremony in London today to mark the Queen's 92nd birthday, Kate didn't disappoint. She was actually born in April, but Trooping the Colour is the birthday of "Queen" Elizabeth , or the anniversary of her coronation. (more...)
Xi Jinping says Vladimir Putin is his ‘best friend’
- June 10, 2018

The Prime Minister said the agreement sent a strong message that interference by Russian Federation and other foreign states would not be tolerated. This year's G7 summit comes at a time, when leaders of seven major economies view the current worldwide order as a historic division between Washington and its major allies in North America, Europe and Asia. (more...)
Palestinians to join anti-Israel protests in eastern Gaza Palestinians to join anti-Israel protests in eastern Gaza
- June 09, 2018

The Palestinian Information Ministry said Israeli forces had killed Ezz El-Deen al-Tamimi, 21, in "cold blood". Israeli military aircraft on Thursday dropped leaflets across the blockaded Gaza Strip warning Palestinians not to take part in planned Friday demonstrations. (more...)
Northern Ireland pro-choice campaign gathers momentum Northern Ireland pro-choice campaign gathers momentum
- June 09, 2018

Currently, a termination is only permitted in Northern Ireland if a woman's life is at risk or if there is a risk of permanent and serious damage to her mental or physical health. "We recognize there are strongly-held views on all sides of the debate in Northern Ireland and that's why our focus is on restoring that democratically accountable, devolved government", Downing Street said after the meeting. (more...)
Conservative icon David Koch leaving business, politics Conservative icon David Koch leaving business, politics
- June 08, 2018

Koch-backed groups, the Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, Americans for Prosperity and The LIBRE Initiative, announced the new campaign this week. They have, however, distanced themselves from and disagreed with President Trump on a variety of issues. He earned two degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the early 1960s. (more...)
Singapore's foreign minister to visit North Korea ahead of Trump-Kim summit Singapore's foreign minister to visit North Korea ahead of Trump-Kim summit
- June 07, 2018

The June 12 summit is set to take place at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island, the White House announced Tuesday. In April, South Korean adviser Chung-in Moon was even more specific, saying North Korea might be interested in welcoming a McDonald's if tensions between the US and North Korea ease, according to the Chicago Tribune. (more...)
California 2018 Primary Election California 2018 Primary Election
- June 06, 2018

Rep. Ed Royce, who is not seeking re-election, showed former Republican Assemblywoman Young Kim with a strong lead, and Democrat Gil Cisneros in second place. Edgar Mito, a 77-year-old retired truck loader in Los Angeles who is a registered Democrat, voted for state Treasurer John Chiang for governor and for U.S. (more...)
Furore over 'disgusting' kiss by Philippines' Duterte Furore over 'disgusting' kiss by Philippines' Duterte
- June 05, 2018

Two women went up the stage, and Duterte told them to share the book . "Tell him not to interfere with the affairs of my country". Feminists have denounced Duterte for his "perverted ways", though many Filipinos thought the kiss was just harmless fun. (more...)
New Catalan cabinet takes office as Spanish PM sworn in New Catalan cabinet takes office as Spanish PM sworn in
- June 03, 2018

The new cabinet, led by Torra, a close aide to former Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont, took over on the same day that Sanchez was officially sworn in as new Spanish Prime Minister. An empty chair with a yellow ribbon stood in the chamber to represent Catalan separatists who are in jail over their role in last autumn's independence push and those, like ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who fled overseas. (more...)
U.S. 'playing risky game' with metal tariffs, says EU U.S. 'playing risky game' with metal tariffs, says EU
- June 03, 2018

The initial tariffs were announced in March after President said that the United States had been unfairly treated in trade with its neighboring and oversees partners. The metal tariffs will come into force at midnight (04:00 GMT) on Friday. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the United States has only a few days to avoid sparking a trade war with its allies and it is up to Washington to make a move to de-escalate tensions over tariffs. (more...)
Kim complains of USA 'hegemonism' to Russian Federation Kim complains of USA 'hegemonism' to Russian Federation
- June 02, 2018

Trump canceled the highly anticipated event after a diplomatic spat between USA and North Korean officials, but hopes were again raised that it would take place after one of Kim Jong Un's top aides, Kim Yong Chol , visited Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in NY on Wednesday. (more...)
IISc in top 100 world university list again IISc in top 100 world university list again
- June 02, 2018

But Phil Baty, THE's editorial director of global rankings, warned that while the nation has some of the most prestigious universities in the world, these institutions have either "fallen down the global pecking order, or stayed static". University College London and Imperial College have scraped into the top 20 at joint 18th and 20th respectively, both... Other US schools in the top 20 were the California Institute of Technology, Columbia, the University of MI, the University of ... (more...)
Republicans in key midterm races caution against Trump's new tariffs Republicans in key midterm races caution against Trump's new tariffs
- June 01, 2018

The U.S.is hitting Canada with tariffs on its steel and aluminum imports effective at midnight tonight and the CEO of Hamilton Chamber of Commerce says "immediately, this is going to unleash chaos". The highly anticipated move was announced Thursday by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross , who is wrapping up a two-day meeting with European Union officials. (more...)
Trump says he wishes he had not picked Sessions for attorney general Trump says he wishes he had not picked Sessions for attorney general
- June 01, 2018

Attorney General. Sessions recused himself in March 2017 from any investigation related to Trump's 2016 presidential campaign . Chaffetz leveled the criticism during an appearance on Fox News's "America's Newsroom" just after President Trump tweeted he'd wished he'd picked someone else for the AG post . (more...)
Here's why you shouldn't roast marshmallows over lava Here's why you shouldn't roast marshmallows over lava
- June 01, 2018

The lava flows on Tuesday came a day after Hawaii County officials knocked on doors on several streets in the Leilani Estates subdivision alerting residents to flee. Often, sulfur dioxide emitted from Kilauea creates volcanic smog , or " vog ", so the USGS half-joked that a chemical reaction might occur between the sulfur-rich vog and the sugar-rich marshmallows. (more...)
Militant shelling kills 4 Russian soldiers in Syria Militant shelling kills 4 Russian soldiers in Syria
- May 31, 2018

The Russian statement came two days after Isis said its fighters launched a surprise attack on Wednesday from two axes on a joint Syrian/Russian convoy west of the town of al-Mayadeen, killing 15 Syrian and Russian soldiers. In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a "significant part" of Moscow's military presence in Syria to begin withdrawing from the country, saying their objective had been achieved. (more...)
Israel source: Russian Federation to back Israel against Iran in Syria Israel source: Russian Federation to back Israel against Iran in Syria
- May 30, 2018

This month, Israel said it launched intensive airstrikes in Syria after what it described as Iranian rocket fire from the south into the Golan. Russian Federation and Israel have allegedly agreed that militias loyal to Iran will be held back so that Assad can retake the region from rebels. (more...)
Philippines says it told China of 'red lines' in sea feud Philippines says it told China of 'red lines' in sea feud
- May 29, 2018

Last week China showed off the completion of an airstrip by flying bombers and other planes to the island base. In the Paracel Islands, U.S. freedom of navigation operations have been created to protest China's prior notification requirements for innocent passage transits with 12 nautical miles of features and Beijing's straight baselines around the island group, which are illegal under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. (more...)
Final campaign push before bitter Irish abortion vote Final campaign push before bitter Irish abortion vote
- May 28, 2018

Ireland's referendum on abortion is being watched closely by Irish expatriates in Australia, many who are frustrated at their inability to vote. Numerous anti-abortion signs showed photographs of fetuses. Many Irish women seeking an abortion are forced to travel overseas, often to the UK. (more...)
Korean leaders vow to 'meet frequently in the future Korean leaders vow to 'meet frequently in the future
- May 28, 2018

President Donald Trump canceled the June 12 meeting in Singapore between himself and the North Korean leader. Trump rattled the region on Thursday by cancelling his meeting with Kim which had been due to take place in Singapore on June 12, citing "open hostility" from Pyongyang . (more...)