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Prince William continues Middle East tour Prince William continues Middle East tour
- June 25, 2018

On Sunday, he was welcomed in Jordan by 23-year-old Crown Prince Hussein, a member of the Hashemite dynasty Britain helped install in then-Transjordan nearly a century ago. "This is the first visit by a member of the British royal family to Israel". He is set to meet with Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin before traveling to Ramallah for a meeting with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas. (more...)
Syrian army gains ground in rebel south: monitor Syrian army gains ground in rebel south: monitor
- June 25, 2018

After securing Damascus, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is keen on recapturing the country's south, but key parts of it fall under a "de-escalation zone" agreed previous year by the US, Jordan, and Russian Federation. Syrian state media said rebels had fired indiscriminately on residential areas of the city, causing several casualties, adding that the army had hit what it called "terrorist" hideouts. (more...)
Best photos from New York City's annual LGBT Pride March Best photos from New York City's annual LGBT Pride March
- June 25, 2018

The parade wound its way adjacent the entire length of Toronto's iconic Church and Wellesley neighbourhood , down Yonge street from Bloor Street in the north to Dundas Street East in the south. Have questions? We've got you covered. The theme for this year's march was 'Defiantly Different, ' which organisers say "speaks to the breadth of the LGBTQ+ community as a unified people and our tenacious individuality". (more...)
Owens: Left Has 'Absolutely Lost Control' After Heckling DHS Secretary, Sarah Sanders Owens: Left Has 'Absolutely Lost Control' After Heckling DHS Secretary, Sarah Sanders
- June 25, 2018

She tried to explain, as she would spend most of the rest of the day explaining, that there were several restaurants in the country named the Red Hen, and that this one was in Old Saybrook, Conn. "I just served Sarah huckabee sanders for a total of 2 minutes before my owner kicked her out along with 7 of her other family members..." "I think President Trump has created this", he said. (more...)
Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, Slain Bronx Teen’s Family Creates GoFundMe Page Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, Slain Bronx Teen’s Family Creates GoFundMe Page
- June 25, 2018

He was dragged outside the bodega by a group of men and was stabbed multiple times . According to the New York Post , investigators are pursuing leads that suggest Guzman-Feliz was attacked by mistake, with his killers believing he uploaded a disturbing sex video including himself and the relative of one of the attackers. (more...)
Police make arrests in killing of Bronx teenager Police make arrests in killing of Bronx teenager
- June 25, 2018

Police pulled the video surveillance footage from inside the bodega which shows the suspects. "They were grown men and he was only 15". Authorities said the teenager, a pupil at the Dr Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School, was stabbed multiple times and was left with a huge gash in his neck. (more...)
Police officer fired after traffic stop with daughter's boyfriend Police officer fired after traffic stop with daughter's boyfriend
- June 25, 2018

That's when he notices his own daughter in Coleman's backseat - and all hell breaks loose. Kovach was looking for his daughter, Katlyn, whom the officer did not know was in the back seat of Coleman's auto. Investigators say while the incident was unfolding, the dispatchers tried to sent patrolman Kovach to a road rage incident in Lorain, but he did not respond to the call. (more...)
Parody Trump Hotel website features immigrant detention centers Parody Trump Hotel website features immigrant detention centers
- June 25, 2018

While Melania Trump sought to demonstrate concern with a surprise visit to migrant children at the border on Thursday, the administration remained under siege amid continued accounts of parents unable to find their children and no system in place for reuniting them. (more...)
Trump migrant policy: President orders MASS DEPORTATIONS immediately Trump migrant policy: President orders MASS DEPORTATIONS immediately
- June 25, 2018

Last week, the president found himself on the defensive over his hard-line immigration stance, signing an executive order Wednesday reversing his family separation policy that instead seeks to detain children with their families. Trump told House Republicans last week that he was "100 percent" behind the effort but tweeted days later that they were "wasting their time" voting before the midterm elections. (more...)
GOP House rep: Trump 'still 100 percent' behind immigration bill GOP House rep: Trump 'still 100 percent' behind immigration bill
- June 25, 2018

Compromise is progress for all, and on an issue like immigration , both sides of the aisle can walk away with a win. Those measures could pass the House backed by Democrats and a few Republicans, an outcome that would enrage conservative voters. (more...)
Turkey Elections: Erdogan declares victory, says no walking back on progress Turkey Elections: Erdogan declares victory, says no walking back on progress
- June 25, 2018

Erdogan faced an energetic campaign by the Ince, who has rivaled the incumbent's charisma and crowd-pulling on the campaign trail, and a strong opposition alliance in the legislative poll . The president has for the last two years ruled under a state of emergency imposed in the wake of the 2016 failed coup, with tens of thousands arrested in an unprecedented crackdown which cranked up tensions with the West . (more...)
US reunites 522 immigrant children US reunites 522 immigrant children
- June 25, 2018

Events planned include a rally Saturday in Fort Worth, where the Texas Democratic Convention is being held, and a protest in Homestead, Florida. Demonstrators also marched in San Diego carrying signs reading "Free the Kids" and "Keep Families Together". (more...)
More than 500 children reunited with families after Trump ends family separation More than 500 children reunited with families after Trump ends family separation
- June 25, 2018

The Tampa Bay Times reports Bondi received a police escort Friday when several members of Organize Florida confronted her as she left a Tampa theater after seeing "Won't You Be My Neighbor" about Mr. Rep Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., a member of the whip team in the House, said Trump could make a difference in passing legislation if he were more emphatic about what he wants. (more...)
Donald Trump explains Melania’s ‘I really don’t care’ jacket Donald Trump explains Melania’s ‘I really don’t care’ jacket
- June 25, 2018

The first lady's sartorial choice - a green jacket from Zara with the words "I really don't care, do u?" emblazoned on the back - raised eyebrows though her spokeswoman insisted there was "no hidden message" behind the clothing . The Twitter outcry throughout the day was swift, with many appalled at what seemed to be an ill-conceived - if unintentional - message when she was traveling to visit migrant children separated from their parents. (more...)
Conservatives see opening in Trump’s immigration tweets Conservatives see opening in Trump’s immigration tweets
- June 25, 2018

The House Republicans' national campaign chairman, Ohio Rep. Steve Stivers, said Monday that he's asking "the administration to stop needlessly separating children from their parents". He ran on disrupting Washington , aides said, and that's exactly what he's doing. The House on Thursday rejected a bill favored by conservatives that would have halted the practice of splitting up families and addressed a range of other immigration issues. (more...)
Iran: Prime Minister Responds to US Demands for Tehran to Change Iran: Prime Minister Responds to US Demands for Tehran to Change
- June 25, 2018

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ( JCPOA ), known as the deal on Iran's nuclear program, was signed between Iran and six worldwide mediators (the United Kingdom, Germany, China, Russia, the United States, and France) on July 14, 2015. (more...)
We must ‘immediately’ return undocumented immigrants ‘with no judges or court cases’
- June 25, 2018

Trump's tough demand to end that legal process would face stiff opposition in Congress, which for years has been stalemated on changes to US immigration policies and unable to enact new migration laws. Federal law prevents children from being held in the same detention facility as those charged with unlawful entry, causing border patrol agents to separate children from their families. (more...)
Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World's Ugliest Dog title Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World's Ugliest Dog title
- June 24, 2018

Going into this year's World Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma , Linda Elmquist of Tucson, Arizona, had high hopes that her dog could make another run at the title. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog, stands onstage with Megan Brainard, before being announced the victor of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif ., Saturday, June 23, 2018. (more...)
Melania's tone deaf jacket gets instantly burned by memes Melania's tone deaf jacket gets instantly burned by memes
- June 24, 2018

But an army green jacket she wore boarding her plane to Texas at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland sent a very different message. Media personality Toure wondered in a Tweet whether Melania Trump or those around her gave much thought to the message on the jacket . (more...)
United States to house 20,000 migrant children on military bases
- June 24, 2018

Following intense domestic and worldwide condemnation, Trump on Wednesday signed an order ending his administration's practice of separation of children from their families while parents were being prosecuted for crossing the border illegally. (more...)
Woman calls police on eight-year-old girl selling water Woman calls police on eight-year-old girl selling water
- June 24, 2018

The incident occurred in San Francisco in front of an apartment building, and according to Ettel, she grew frustrated because they were so loud in trying to sell water. Ettel says that her problem was with Austin, who she says had been "screaming about what they were selling". "It's not your property", the woman responded. (more...)
Zimbabwe: Attempts on Mnangagwa's life
- June 24, 2018

Presidential spokesman George Charamba issued a statement confirming Mr Mnangagwa was safe and recalling: "There have been multiple attempts on the president's life over the past five years". Mnangagwa was unscathed, but Mohadi suffered a leg injury and Chiwenga's wife Marry was also injured. A number of other people were also hurt in the explosion during the election campaign event in Zimbabwe's second city Bulawayo, according to witnesses, but no official toll has yet emerged. (more...)
Trump pushes back against border separation furor Trump pushes back against border separation furor
- June 24, 2018

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has three family detention facilities that can house up to 3,300 people- a 100-bed center opened in Pennsylvania in 2001 and two much larger facilities opened in Texas in 2014. Are immigrants more likely to commit crimes? Federal agencies are working to set up a centralized reunification process for all remaining children at a detention centre in Texas, said the senior administration official, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and ... (more...)
#PermitPatty: Woman allegedly calls police on girl selling water in San Francisco #PermitPatty: Woman allegedly calls police on girl selling water in San Francisco
- June 24, 2018

The Huffington Post spoke the woman since identified as Alison Ettel, who told the outlet there was "no racial component" to the complaint, and that she was only pretending to call the police. People have dubbed the woman "Permit Patty" for her extreme reaction. The woman on the phone then snaps back: "And illegally selling water without a permit?" "On my property", the relative responds. (more...)
Glowing Jacinda Ardern reveals unusual baby name as she leaves hospital Glowing Jacinda Ardern reveals unusual baby name as she leaves hospital
- June 24, 2018

However the couple chose "Te Aroha" quite quickly, as it reflected the love their baby had been shown before her birth, she said. Tweeting her congratulations to Ardern and Gayford earlier in the week , former NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark said their parenting arrangements were gender-equality in action. (more...)
Melania Trump dons 'I really don't care, do u?' jacket Melania Trump dons 'I really don't care, do u?' jacket
- June 24, 2018

The army green jacket was adorned with bold, white letters on the back, reading: "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?" The facility is home to about 55 migrant teenagers. The trip came together within the past 48 hours, Grisham said. Trump, during a roundtable with officials, asked how often the children speak to their families by telephone, how they are emotionally cared for on arrival and on average how long they stay at the facility before being placed elsewhere. (more...)
New Zealand PM welcomes newborn girl 'to our village' New Zealand PM welcomes newborn girl 'to our village'
- June 24, 2018

Ardern, 37, became New Zealand's youngest prime minister when she took office through a coalition deal a year ago after an inconclusive election, and now becomes the first woman in the country's history to give birth while in office. Ardern found out she was pregnant on October 13, just six days before she was propelled into the job when Peters, the leader of the New Zealand First Party, announced he was siding with her Labour Party in post-election negotiations. (more...)
Turkey's Erdogan, main rival stage final election rallies Turkey's Erdogan, main rival stage final election rallies
- June 24, 2018

Erdogan's main opponent, Muharrem Ince, nominated by the secular Republican People's Party, drew hundreds of thousands of supporters to a rally on Saturday in Istanbul. "If Ince wins, the courts will be independent", said Ince, adding he would lift Turkey's state of emergency within 48 hours of being elected. Six candidates are running for president and eight parties have fielded candidates for 600 parliamentary seats. (more...)
Saudi Arabia's women are now driving as longtime ban ends Saudi Arabia's women are now driving as longtime ban ends
- June 24, 2018

The lifting of the prohibition on Sunday, which follows a sweeping crackdown on prominent women's rights activists who staunchly advocated for the right to drive, was first announced a year ago as part of the then newly-appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's plans to reform the country. (more...)
Jharkhand gang rape: 3-member NCW team to visit Khunti Jharkhand gang rape: 3-member NCW team to visit Khunti
- June 24, 2018

A police spokesperson said: "They do not believe in the state government". Five women, associated with an NGO, were allegedly gang-raped at gunpoint in Jharkhand's Khunti district. The assailants recorded video of the rapes on the activists' cellphones in an apparent attempt to blackmail them into staying away from police, Al Jazeera reports. (more...)

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