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China To Increase Import Duty On Electric Cars Coming From The US China To Increase Import Duty On Electric Cars Coming From The US
- June 20, 2018

Pompeo said the USA trade deficit with China is still too high, and Wang called for Washington to make a "wise choice" on tariffs. China denies this and responded swiftly by announcing tariffs of its own. It added, "There is no victor in a trade war , and the USA instigation of a trade war is extremely destructive to global trade, economic globalisation, multilateral trade systems and global production supply chains". (more...)
Trump Threatens China With Fresh Tariffs On $200 Billion Of Imports Trump Threatens China With Fresh Tariffs On $200 Billion Of Imports
- June 20, 2018

That happened after the US President gave some clues about the possibility for introducing new tariffs on the US $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. U.S. tariffs that affect more than 800 Chinese products worth $34bn in annual trade are due to come into effect on 6 July. That's 90 percent of everything China exports to the USA, from electronics, clothing, toys, tools, you name it. (more...)
Long wait for Dreamworld tragedy answers nears end Long wait for Dreamworld tragedy answers nears end
- June 20, 2018

The incident was disturbingly similar to the one that resulted in the four deaths in 2016 when the water pump stopped working, causing water levels to drop below the railing where the rafts Saturday. The counsel assisting the inquiry, Ken Fleming QC, said, "the tragedy of this event has been felt Australia-wide". Detective Sergeant Brown said the young ride operator closest to the incident had to signal to an operator at the control room, which cost crucial seconds. (more...)
Deputy accused of sexually assaulting undocumented woman's 4-year-old child Deputy accused of sexually assaulting undocumented woman's 4-year-old child
- June 20, 2018

Salazar believes there may be more victims and that Nunez may have abused others over many years. The 4-year-old girl is a relative of the suspect, Sheriff Javier Salazar said , but he didn't specify the relationship. Immigrants should not fear coming forward to report crimes, Sheriff Salazar added. "Certainly what was appealing was the vulnerability of that community because they are less apt to report things". (more...)
Canada legalises recreational marijuana Canada legalises recreational marijuana
- June 20, 2018

One rejected amendment would have affirmed the provinces' right to ban growing marijuana plants at home. The bill had been a point of contention between the Senate and the House of Commons for months. The eyes of the world are turning to Canada to see how it handles legal pot. Canadians will be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana by mid-September at the latest after the Senate voted Tuesday to lift nearly a century-old prohibition on cannabis. (more...)
Efforts to limit partisan gerrymandering falter at Supreme Court Efforts to limit partisan gerrymandering falter at Supreme Court
- June 20, 2018

That's frustrating for William Whitford, a Democrat and the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit. The Supreme Court may yet one day strike down the Wisconsin map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander, but more delay is essentially a victory for Wisconsin Republicans , helping them maintain their control of the state assembly. (more...)
People Are Angry President Trump Used This Word to Describe Undocumented Immigrants People Are Angry President Trump Used This Word to Describe Undocumented Immigrants
- June 20, 2018

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen (3rd L) and Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Kevin McAleenan (2nd L) listen during a White House daily news briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House June 18, 2018 in Washington , DC. (more...)
Relief as Javid backs Billy plea for cannabis oil Relief as Javid backs Billy plea for cannabis oil
- June 20, 2018

The cannabis oil, which contains a substance called Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is illegal in the United Kingdom but available elsewhere. Home Secretary Sajid Javid subsequently approved the use of the cannabis oil in Billy's case after doctors made clear it was a medical emergency . (more...)
To prosecute migrants, 'you have to take the children away'
- June 20, 2018

Almost 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the new "zero-tolerance" policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution. (more...)
U.S. to Withdraw From United Nations Human Rights Council U.S. to Withdraw From United Nations Human Rights Council
- June 20, 2018

The United States initially shunned the panel over President George W. Bush's concerns that so many human rights offenders could be seated through noncompetitive elections for members nominated by their regional colleagues. Haley had threatened to withdraw from the council in June 2017 unless it reformed, including by removing its built-in procedural mechanism to bash Israel. (more...)
Austria threatens Macedonia name deal in row over Turkey’s European Union membership bid Austria threatens Macedonia name deal in row over Turkey’s European Union membership bid
- June 20, 2018

Despite the dispute between Athens and Skopje, many countries, including Turkey recognize the country as Macedonia. "This is a historic step", Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said at the ceremony. To go into force, the agreement should be ratified by the parliaments of both countries. "We moved mountains", Zaev said. We have a historic responsibility that this deal is not held in abeyance. (more...)
China may have 'underestimated' Trump's resolve China may have 'underestimated' Trump's resolve
- June 20, 2018

China's commerce ministry condemned the announcement, saying the United States was engaging in a "practice of extreme pressure and blackmail". China has underestimated U.S. He did not say when the target list of Chinese goods would be unveiled. "It's kind of a lose-lose for both the people in China and the USA soybean industry, and the soybean farmer", said Bardole. (more...)
US, South Korea agree to suspend joint military exercise US, South Korea agree to suspend joint military exercise
- June 20, 2018

The Pentagon statement didn't say what decisions would be made on future exercises or how the USA military planned to maintain its readiness and ability to operate effectively with South Korean forces if all major exercises are suspended. (more...)
US President Donald Trump announces 'Space Force' military wing US President Donald Trump announces 'Space Force' military wing
- June 20, 2018

President Donald Trump boasted Monday of the United States commercial space industry's deep wallet and enterprising spirit, and vowed U.S. dominance in exploration of the Moon and Mars, as well as any future space race. Of course, no collection of memes about the new Space Force would be complete without Captain Picard. "Thankfully the president can't do without Congress because now is NOT the time to rip the Air Force apart. (more...)
London police say no serious injuries in minor subway blast London police say no serious injuries in minor subway blast
- June 20, 2018

Parts of the Piccadilly line have been closed while police investigate. A "small number of people" are receiving medical treatment after what British police are describing as a minor explosion at an underground station in north London . People in the area are reportedly being told to stay indoors as officers work to determine the nature of the item. "Please avoid the area - we'll provide updates as soon as we can". (more...)
U.S. to pull out of UN Human Rights Council
- June 19, 2018

A State Department spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, while the United Nations said it hadn't received a notification that the U.S. Haley also has called for ways to kick out council members who have poor human rights records themselves. Bloomberg News notes the HRC began its latest session on Monday by discussing the USA media's new obsession , the " policy of separating children from parents crossing the southern border illegally", which High ... (more...)
Jeff Sessions Defends Immigrant Separation Policy Against Nazi Germany Comparisons Jeff Sessions Defends Immigrant Separation Policy Against Nazi Germany Comparisons
- June 19, 2018

The Associated Press last week obtained DHS figures showing that, as a result of the administration's new "zero-tolerance" policy, almost 2,000 children had been separated from their parents by border officials during a six-week span between April 19 and May 31 this year, many of whom were fleeing death threats and seeking safety in the United States. (more...)
Expert Panel Set To Look At Medicinal Cannabis Benefits Expert Panel Set To Look At Medicinal Cannabis Benefits
- June 19, 2018

The Home Office said the Government had no intention of reviewing the drug's classification. Britain has lost the battle to drive cannabis off the streets so it should consider legalising the drug, a former leader of Theresa May's Conservative Party said on Tuesday. (more...)
Saudi-backed Yemeni forces take back airport from rebels Saudi-backed Yemeni forces take back airport from rebels
- June 19, 2018

Saudi-led forces started the attack to pressure the Houthis to negotiate and are "moving methodically" to avoid being pulled "into an ugly fight in civilian areas", the U.A.E.'s minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, said in a press conference on Monday. (more...)
USA to pull out of United Nations human rights body USA to pull out of United Nations human rights body
- June 19, 2018

No country has ever dropped out voluntarily. Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is visiting the Middle East this week as the White House works to lay the groundwork for unveiling the plan. It would represent another retreat by the Trump administration from global groups and agreements whose policies it deems out of sync with American interests on trade, defense, climate change and, now, human rights. (more...)
Thomas Markle reveals how Prince Harry asked for permission to marry Meghan Thomas Markle reveals how Prince Harry asked for permission to marry Meghan
- June 19, 2018

Recollecting the moment, he told Meghan that he might not be able to attend the wedding , the 73-year old technician said that the Suits actress was in tears after hearing the news. Prince Harry's comments on Trump may be surprising to some as it has been well reported that he enjoys a friendship with Trump's political foe Barack Obama. (more...)
5 dead after SUV fleeing Border Patrol crashes in Texas 5 dead after SUV fleeing Border Patrol crashes in Texas
- June 19, 2018

The reporting focused on the children who were separated from their parents at the border, and all referred to how children being detained by the US government were kept in " cages ". Parents who appeared in federal court in McAllen earlier this month appeared confused about where their children had been taken, why and whether they would be reunified. (more...)
United States expected to withdraw from UN human rights council United States expected to withdraw from UN human rights council
- June 19, 2018

Diplomats have told reporters that a U.S. withdrawal from the 47-member council could come as early as Tuesday. Since taking office, the administration has announced its withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, the United Nations educational and cultural organization and the Iran nuclear deal. (more...)
Mitsotakis: rejecting vote of no confidence is backing Macedonia deal Mitsotakis: rejecting vote of no confidence is backing Macedonia deal
- June 19, 2018

On the eve of Alexis Tsipras after a telephone conversation with Zoran by Sevim said that his country and the former Yugoslav Republic reached an historic agreement in resolving the dispute about the name. Greek lawmakers are debating for the final day a no-confidence motion against the government over a deal to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Macedonia over the latter's name. (more...)
Israel seeks to outlaw filming of soldiers in action Israel seeks to outlaw filming of soldiers in action
- June 19, 2018

Gazans began flying kites with burning rags attached to them during mass protests against the Israeli and Egyptian blockade of the territory. According to a health official, two Palestinians were injured when the Israeli army conducted a strike at the al Bureij refugee camp. (more...)
On Father's Day Remember Leader, Role Model: Dad On Father's Day Remember Leader, Role Model: Dad
- June 19, 2018

According to the Census Bureau , roughly 60 percent of American men (75 million) are dads to biological, step or adopted kids. After seeing his dad, your husband can enjoy his own Father's Day , knowing that he did the right thing in honoring his own dad. (more...)
Trump, U.S. Republicans to meet amid furore over immigrant children Trump, U.S. Republicans to meet amid furore over immigrant children
- June 19, 2018

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. The audio recording contains the sounds of 10 children from Central America who had been separated from their parents on one day last week, ProPublica reported. (more...)
Woman Shouting 'Allahu Akbar' Injures Two With Blade In France Woman Shouting 'Allahu Akbar' Injures Two With Blade In France
- June 19, 2018

Last week, a man who took hostages in a Paris building was hospitalized in a psychiatric unit. The suspect was reportedly quickly overpowered by staff members at the supermarket. However, that does not exclude the possibility that the suspect was radicalized, Marchal added. France has been plagued by a series of terrorist attacks and has remained on high alert since 2015. (more...)
US Senate slaps down Trump's 'bad deal' to lift ban on ZTE US Senate slaps down Trump's 'bad deal' to lift ban on ZTE
- June 19, 2018

Though the House didn't include a similar measure on the ZTE ban , both bills would block the U.S. government from using equipment from ZTE or Huawei - another Chinese telecom often cited by the United States government as a security risk - or subsidising either company. (more...)
United States homeland security: No apology for immigrant separations United States homeland security: No apology for immigrant separations
- June 19, 2018

ProPublica received the audio after someone from inside a detention facility made a decision to document what was going on. An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small children crying out for their parents at a United States immigration facility is fuelling fury over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. (more...)

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