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Texas cop 'abused migrant girl and threatened to deport mum'
- June 18, 2018

He was arrested early on Sunday morning after the girl's mother sought help from a local fire department. Salazar said the assaults may have been going on for years, and that there could be other victims. Salazar said he encourages undocumented immigrants to continue to report crimes. "I would urge anybody that may be undocumented that is a victim of a crime or a witness to a crime to please come forward to report it". (more...)
Trump orders US military to form ‘Space Force’ Trump orders US military to form ‘Space Force’
- June 18, 2018

President Trump on Monday said he was directing the Pentagon to create "Space Force" as an independent branch of the United States military to ensure the safety of U.S. The policy calls for providing a safe and secure environment up in orbit, as satellite traffic increases. It also sets up new guidelines for satellite design and operation, to avoid collisions and spacecraft break-ups. (more...)
Trump announces 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods Trump announces 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods
- June 18, 2018

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin traveled to China last month for a round of trade talks, reportedly demanding that Beijing reduce its trade surplus by $200 billion. "All economic and trade agreements reached by previous negotiations will be nullified at the same time". The tariffs are the latest chapter in the ongoing trade conflict between the two countries. (more...)
Trump supports Republican immigration bills in U.S. House: White House Trump supports Republican immigration bills in U.S. House: White House
- June 18, 2018

Jackson says that in the past "the government tolerated lynching just like they tolerated slavery". During a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Thursday, Sessions said, "That is what the law calls for - and that is what we are going to do". (more...)
Strike on east Syria killed 52 pro-regime fighters Strike on east Syria killed 52 pro-regime fighters
- June 18, 2018

Syrian state media say US-led coalition aircraft bombed pro-government forces near the border with Iraq on Sunday, leaving a number of people dead. A spokesman for the US-led coalition said it was looking into the reports, but insisted that there had been no strikes by its forces in the Albu Kamal area. (more...)
Dutch police search for van driver who plowed into concertgoers
- June 18, 2018

The driver and vehicle, described in media reports as a small white minibus or van, are being sought by police. The street where it happened and two exits from the festival site were closed following the crash. In a statement on Facebook, festival organisers stated that "The organization of PinkPop is deeply shocked", before noting that their thoughts are with the families of those involved in the incident. (more...)
Sessions cites Bible to defend immigration policies Sessions cites Bible to defend immigration policies
- June 18, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions referred to Romans 13 in a speech Thursday to law enforcement officials in Fort Wayne, Ind., quoting the Apostle Paul's instruction to "obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the objective of order". (more...)
Saudi-led Aggression on Hodeidah Results Only in Failure Saudi-led Aggression on Hodeidah Results Only in Failure
- June 18, 2018

The Houthi militias have been detaining a French sailor for two weeks after his boat had to dock at the Hodeidah Port, west of Yemen, due to a technical malfunction. The Saudi-led coalition earlier this year imposed a near-total blockade on Hodeida port, alleging it served as a major conduit for arms smuggling to the rebels by Riyadh's regional arch rival Iran. (more...)
Kellyanne Conway Admits 'Nobody Likes' Trump's Immigration Policy
- June 18, 2018

Trump has said in recent days that Democrats should agree to his panoply of immigration measures, including full financing for a border wall and revamping the system of legal entry to the country, in effect making clear that any legislation addressing family separation must also include his priorities. (more...)
Strong natural disaster jolts Japan's Osaka
- June 18, 2018

The nine-year-old girl died when she was knocked down by a concrete wall at her school, while a man in his 80s died when a concrete wall collapsed in Osaka city. Heavy shaking was reported across the Kansai region, but there was no tsunami alert issue after the quake, which was centered inland. Despite its relatively low magnitude, the quake caused quite a shake, registering a lower six on the Japanese experiential scale of up to seven, meaning it is hard to stay standing. (more...)
Gunman wounds 2 at Walmart store before being fatally shot by bystander Gunman wounds 2 at Walmart store before being fatally shot by bystander
- June 18, 2018

The incident happened around 5 p.m.at the Walmart Supercenter at 5900 Littlerock Rd SW, located near several businesses, including a Home Depot and a Toyota dealership. "Get out, get out!'" she said. Caitlyn Wallner told the paper a similar story. "There were all kinds of people running out", Robert Berwick, who was in the back of the store, told the Seattle Times . (more...)
India joins global anti-Trump front India joins global anti-Trump front
- June 18, 2018

India said its tariff on large American motorcycles, which President Donald Trump has repeatedly spoken out against , will also be hiked. " The proposed suspension of concessions or other obligations takes the form of an increase in tariffs on selected products originating in the United States, based on the measures of the United States ", the notification read. (more...)
German leaders mull next steps in migration standoff German leaders mull next steps in migration standoff
- June 18, 2018

The CSU appeared to be at pains at the weekend to limit the damage done to the conservative alliance amid growing evidence the German government could be about to collapse. Soeder has talked of a need to end "asylum tourism". "The people are running out of patience", he told Bild daily. She is hoping for a bilateral agreement at an European Union summit at the end of June, but the CSU is pressing her with a deadline of next Monday, the report states. (more...)
Trump Says DOJ Conclusion `Ridiculous,' Claims `Total Bias' Trump Says DOJ Conclusion `Ridiculous,' Claims `Total Bias'
- June 18, 2018

On Thursday, the Justice Department inspector general released its findings on FBI conduct throughout the Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSunday Shows preview: Lawmakers, Trump allies discuss Russian Federation probe, migrant family separation Giuliani: FBI, prosecutors investigating Trump belong in the psych ward Des Moines Register front page warns Iowa could lose up to 4M from Chinese tariffs MORE email investigation. (more...)
Melania Trump releases statement calling for cooperation in case of separated families Melania Trump releases statement calling for cooperation in case of separated families
- June 18, 2018

Top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway claimed on Sunday she and other Donald Trump aides dislike the practice of separating children from their parents at the border - but she denied the fact that the controversial situation results from a Trump administration policy shift. (more...)
UN envoy in Yemen for emergency talks on Hodeida UN envoy in Yemen for emergency talks on Hodeida
- June 18, 2018

Earlier this year, the Saudi-led coalition imposed a near-total blockade on the city's port alleging that it was being used as a conduit for arms smuggling to the rebels by its regional arch-rival Iran . The request for mine sweepers was diverted to France, which said it was considering minesweeping in Hodeida after the end of military operations there. (more...)
Melania Trump 'hates to see' children separated from their families
- June 18, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions asserted that the administration's "zero tolerance" policy is somehow biblically mandated. US border authorities are executing the Trump administration's " zero tolerance " policy toward undocumented immigrants. (more...)
Quake kills 3, injures at least 40 in Japan Quake kills 3, injures at least 40 in Japan
- June 18, 2018

According to Kansai Electric Power Co., power has been cut to about 170,250 households in Osaka Prefecture and about 690 households in Hyogo Prefecture. Electric boards of train guide tilt greatly due to an natural disaster registering a weak 6 on the Japanese seismic scale at Ibaraki-shi Station in Ibaraki City, the north side of Osaka Prefecture on June 18, 2018. (more...)
Canada confident Italy will eventually ratify CETA, Freeland Canada confident Italy will eventually ratify CETA, Freeland
- June 18, 2018

In an interview with Italy's daily La Stampa , Centinaio said CETA didn't ensure sufficient protection for the country's speciality foods. "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. (more...)
DHS: 2,000 children separated from parents at border DHS: 2,000 children separated from parents at border
- June 18, 2018

Mrs Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham says the first lady believes "we need to be a country that follows all laws", but also one "that governs with heart". Ryan's answer is to stick a change of the law into the two big immigration bills he has the House voting on this week. "The agencies were surfacing every possible idea", Cecilia Munoz, Obama's top domestic policy adviser, recalled, including whether to separate parents from their children. (more...)
Strong quake shakes Japan's Osaka in rush hour Strong quake shakes Japan's Osaka in rush hour
- June 18, 2018

The quake struck in one of Japan's main manufacturing heartlands, home to companies including Panasonic, Nintendo and Keyence Corp. At least three people were killed - a 9-year-old girl and two men in their 80s - and more than 90 other people were hurt after a strong natural disaster rattled the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, officials said. (more...)
Comic Eurydice Dixon mourned in Australia at park where rape, murder occurred Comic Eurydice Dixon mourned in Australia at park where rape, murder occurred
- June 18, 2018

He reportedly presented at a local police station not long after security footage was released which showed a suspect in the case. She left a bar with her friend at 10:30pm, bought a protein bar and a Dr Pepper, hugged her friend goodbye and said: "I think I feel like walking tonight". (more...)
5 killed in SUV crash during chase in Texas 5 killed in SUV crash during chase in Texas
- June 18, 2018

Multiple people inside the Suburban were ejected as the vehicle rolled, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Four people died at the scene and a fifth died later, KSAT 12 television of San Antonio reported . Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told KSAT that the chase reached speeds of about 100 miles per hour. Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said "good police work" was the reason why deputies started pursuing the vehicle. (more...)
USA to take 'firm, appropriate measures' against Syria violations USA to take 'firm, appropriate measures' against Syria violations
- June 18, 2018

Since past year, a "de-escalation" deal brokered by Russian Federation, the United States and Jordan has contained fighting there. The United States has also warned the government it would take "firm and appropriate measures" in response to any violations of the southwest de-escalation zone. (more...)
Strong quake hits Osaka
- June 18, 2018

Several others are reported in a state of " cardiopulmonary arrest ", a condition usually used by Japanese authorities until a formal examination has been conducted to confirm death. While there were no reports of widespread damage, Japanese authorities are still assessing the impact, with PM Shinzo Abe emphasizing that the safety of residents is the government's top priority at the moment. (more...)
Susan Collins says separating immigrant families ‘inconsistent with American values’
- June 18, 2018

O'Rourke said Sunday that Congress would not pass an immigration bill "at the cost of ending family migration, which is the history of this country". Lindsey Graham said on CNN on Friday that Trump could end the separate practice. "Trump and Sessions say they are following laws". "Without him coming to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, I don't think we'd have that sort of maximum pressure, if you will, to get us across the goal line, and I anticipate on Tuesday that he's going to be the ... (more...)
Trump Confidant: Russian Offered Me Hillary Dirt for $2M
- June 18, 2018

Speaking to CNN's Jake Tapper Sunday, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said he "certainly" did not have any knowledge of the 2016 meeting, nor did he believe Trump had been aware of it. "Similarly, Michael Caputo's testimony omitted mention of this interaction with a Russian offering dirt on Hillary Clinton, something which could not plausibly have escaped his recollection", Schiff said in a statement . (more...)
Giuliani calls for an end to 'impeachment' talk Giuliani calls for an end to 'impeachment' talk
- June 18, 2018

Trump . Tapper had asked about Giuliani's comments to the New York Daily News last week, in which he said, "When the whole thing is over, things might get cleaned up with some presidential pardons". Echoing Giuliani's view, former White House strategist Steve Bannon said there was no need for pardons because Trump could disrupt the Russian Federation investigation by firing deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein , who oversees Mueller. (more...)
5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas 5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas
- June 18, 2018

Officials say the vehicle was traveling over 100 miles per hour when it ran off the road and caught gravel, causing it to roll over. "We've seen this many, many times". He would not confirm if any of the patients had died. 5 immigrants killed in rollover crash in Dimmit, Texas. Boyd told WOAI a wall needs to be build because illegal immigration is "a real problem" in the area. (more...)
May: I have listened to rebels over Brexit bill May: I have listened to rebels over Brexit bill
- June 17, 2018

It's "as you were" for Brexit, as the Tory soft Brexiteers, placated earlier in the week by Theresa May , now find themselves sidelined again - with the PM accused of reneging on the deal to give MPs a meaningful vote on Brexit. The result of this vote could see the parliament given more power in the Brexit deal if no deal is reached by November. She hailed Grieve as a " hero " for supporting a final say on Brexit. (more...)

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