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Turkish, U.S. units begin patrols near northern Syria's Manbij Turkish, U.S. units begin patrols near northern Syria's Manbij
- June 21, 2018

Damascus slammed the move as "continued Turkish and United States aggression against the Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity", adding that, after recent military victories against rebel forces, the Syrian army is now more determined to remove all foreign troops from the country. (more...)
Former Israeli Minister Accused of Spying for Iran Former Israeli Minister Accused of Spying for Iran
- June 21, 2018

Segev fell into the Equatorial Guinea authorities' hands as he attempted to enter the country in May from Nigeria, where he has been living in recent years working as a paediatrician. All further details pertaining to the case have been placed under gag order. Segev's lawyers did not immediately comment. The disgraced former politician, who was a member of the Tzomet and Yiud parties, has been living overseas since being released from prison after he was found guilty of drug smuggling in ... (more...)
Anger grows over separation of immigrant parents and kids at United States border Anger grows over separation of immigrant parents and kids at United States border
- June 21, 2018

House of Representatives that fall far short of addressing the needs of refugees, dreamers, and other undocumented immigrants. "So we're going to have strong, very strong borders, but we're going to keep the families together", Trump said as he signed the order in the Oval Office. (more...)
President Trump Signs Executive Order To Stop The Separation Of Migrant Families
- June 21, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence added that they are calling upon Congress to change the laws. Nielsen arrived at the White House on Wednesday before Trump held the press conference where he announced he'd be signing the order . The details of the executive order were worked out between the White House, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security, a source said . (more...)
Seismic activity increases at Kilauea volcano summit Seismic activity increases at Kilauea volcano summit
- June 21, 2018

According to reporter Mileka Lincoln , the footage has not been altered in any way and experts are still trying to work out how fast the lava flow is actually travelling. Gov. David Ige said Trump approved the request for individual assistance on Thursday. The month-long eruption now covers more than 5,900-acres, a little more than nine square miles. (more...)
(Updated) NZ Prime Minister enters hospital for birth of first child (Updated) NZ Prime Minister enters hospital for birth of first child
- June 21, 2018

Ardern, 37, took office as New Zealand's third female prime minister a year ago and announced in January that she was expecting a baby with her partner, television fishing show presenter Clarke Gayford. Mr Peters said he was advised this morning that the prime minister had been admitted to hospital. The couple have yet to reveal the baby's gender, but Ms Ardern was gifted the name Waru at Ratana celebrations and the name Waimirirangi was offered at Waitangi Day celebrations if the baby ... (more...)
Separating children from parents at US border 'unconscionable' Separating children from parents at US border 'unconscionable'
- June 20, 2018

Hundreds of United Methodists have brought church law charges against Attorney General Jeff Sessions , who is a member of the denomination. Technically, anyone within the Methodist Church can bring charges against any other member, and charges can theoretically lead to expulsion from the church community following an ecclesiastical trial. (more...)
Foreign Minister Soini: US departure from UN Human Rights Council 'a setback' Foreign Minister Soini: US departure from UN Human Rights Council 'a setback'
- June 20, 2018

China, Britain and the European Union lamented on Wednesday Washington's decision to withdraw from the Human Rights Council as Western countries began looking for a substitute for the coveted seat. Instead of focusing on real human-rights issues, the council has used its time and resources to bully Israel and question Israel's legitimacy as a sovereign state. (more...)
Minimal chance of rain in Monday's forecast Minimal chance of rain in Monday's forecast
- June 20, 2018

For Monday, we will likely start out with a mix of sun and clouds in the morning. At this hour, convection is moving into coastal Texas and coastal Louisiana from the Gulf of Mexico. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect just to our south (including most of the Texas coast line) though none of us in the area are under that watch. An upper level low-pressure will continue track east with its associated moisture pushing east over the over the north half of the forecast area late Thursday and Friday. (more...)
Trump says he will sign something 'pre-emptive' on immigration Trump says he will sign something 'pre-emptive' on immigration
- June 20, 2018

Mr Trump told House Republicans he was "1,000 per cent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing no clear path as party leaders searched for a way defuse the escalating controversy. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal , a Springfield Democrat and co-sponsor of the House bill, slammed the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" approach to immigration as "cruel and inhumane" and called for legislative action. (more...)
The New York Times' Shameful Accommodation of Stephen Miller The New York Times' Shameful Accommodation of Stephen Miller
- June 20, 2018

In a separate piece for the Times published Saturday, Davis reveals the White House aide has adopted the president's fraudulent claim while simultaneously claiming credit for breaking up immigrant families at the border. "White House officials objected, saying that they had not agreed to a podcast interview", the statement read. Progressives became upset at what they viewed as the Times bowing to the White House even though the interview was on-the-record. (more...)
McConnell: We'll work with Dems to end child separations at border
- June 20, 2018

Senate, wrote in a letter to Brown. This has meant the breakup of families, with children held in hastily arranged detention facilities while their parents are hauled off to jail. The compromise bill shifts away from the nation's longtime preference for family immigration to a new system that prioritizes entry based on merits and skills. (more...)
FBI's Strzok Says He'll Testify to Congress on Anti-Trump Texts FBI's Strzok Says He'll Testify to Congress on Anti-Trump Texts
- June 20, 2018

Goelman said he had not discussed any dates with lawmakers on when Strzok might appear at a hearing. Goelman told the Washington Post on Sunday that there's "no question" that Strzok regrets sending the messages, but, "I think what he was doing is expressing his political opinions in what he thought was a private text conversation, and he regrets that this has been weaponized by people with political motivations to try to discredit the Mueller investigation". (more...)
Gaza Terror Rockets Target Southern Israel, IDF Responds Gaza Terror Rockets Target Southern Israel, IDF Responds
- June 20, 2018

IDF sources have been telling Israel's media that if there are a few more nights or days of battles like the one last night, Israel would act, either as a result of a decision by the political echelon under growing pressure from the residents of the Gaza Strip , or, more certainly, as a result of an incident involving casualties on the Israeli side. (more...)
Israel Strikes ‘Hamas’ Targets over Burning Kites Israel Strikes ‘Hamas’ Targets over Burning Kites
- June 20, 2018

Israel's use of live ammunition against Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip has left health workers struggling to cope with an unprecedented crisis, with more than 13,000 wounded, a senior Red Cross official said Monday. Israel's deadly tactics in confronting the weekly Friday protests have drawn worldwide condemnation. The IDF said one rocket fired into Gaza struck a vehicle belonging to a group that launched the balloons into Israel . (more...)
Trump, Allied Lawmakers Seek Legislative Response to Outcry Over Border Policy Trump, Allied Lawmakers Seek Legislative Response to Outcry Over Border Policy
- June 20, 2018

Fierce rhetoric on immigration was the fuel on which much of Donald Trump's presidential campaign ran. " Saying "build the wall and stop illegals from coming in and killing American citizens" gives them an important issue". He said he supported the bill, I guess. Several Republicans have said the more conservative plan is doomed, and that Trump's address was helpful in unifying the divided caucus. (more...)
Upskirting ban: Conservative UK MP faces unusual knicker protest in Parliament Upskirting ban: Conservative UK MP faces unusual knicker protest in Parliament
- June 20, 2018

She said: "We are committed to making sure upskirting becomes a criminal offence and have every expectation that this will happen". Gina Martin, an upskirting victim whose petition to criminalise the act won her a legion of celebrity supporters and political backing, said the move left her extremely upset. (more...)
Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russians Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russians
- June 20, 2018

When Greenberg made his offer, Stone told him, "You don't understand Donald Trump ". Another member of Trump's campaign, communications official Michael Caputo , arranged the meeting, during which Greenberg asked for $2 million in exchange for the dirt he purported to have on Clinton. (more...)
Trump Rallies House Republicans to Keep His Wish List in Immigration Bill
- June 20, 2018

The nearly eight-minute long clip recorded by an anonymous source, almost exclusively features the voices of the children, most of whom are weeping about being separated from their parents . "One woman (said), 'What about me, what about me?'" Olivares said a few hours later. "I think every district is different". "This is not doubling down, it is tripling down". (more...)
‘Almost half’ of rescued Aquarius migrants want asylum in France, NOT Spain ‘Almost half’ of rescued Aquarius migrants want asylum in France, NOT Spain
- June 20, 2018

The 630 migrants were met by health officials, Red Cross volunteers and psychologists. Valencia emergency official Jorge Suarez said some of the migrants were in a state of shock. Spain's Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo said Monday that half of the more than 600 migrants who arrived at the port have requested asylum in France. (more...)
Afghanistan Eid auto bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26 Afghanistan Eid auto bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26
- June 20, 2018

The bomber targeted a gathering of fighters who were celebrating a three-day truce coinciding with the Eid al-Fitr holiday. People celebrate ceasefire in Rodat district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan June 16, 2018. Adding to unease among ordinary Afghans, who have borne the brunt of the almost 17-year war, is the number of Taliban fighters now inside cities around the country. (more...)
Emotional moment TV host breaks down live on air Emotional moment TV host breaks down live on air
- June 20, 2018

News that the Trump administration has sent young children to shelters in the Rio Grande Valley has sparked outrage and disbelief in America as the implications of a "zero tolerance" policy towards illegal immigration become clearer. On a practical level, the zero tolerance policy has overwhelmed the federal agency charged with caring for the new influx of children who tend to be much younger than teens who typically have been traveling to the USA alone. (more...)
'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation
- June 20, 2018

And it's uncertain if Trump's support will be enough to push any legislation through the divided GOP majority. The immigration system, it's been a really bad, bad system, probably the worst anywhere in the world. Trump also questioned the need for thousands more judges to handle immigration cases: "Who are these people?" he asked. "While cases are pending, families should stay together", tweeted Senator Cruz, who is in an unexpectedly tough re-election battle. (more...)
Attorneys General sign letter demanding end to border separation Attorneys General sign letter demanding end to border separation
- June 20, 2018

Speaking at the National Sheriffs' Association conference in New Orleans, the United States Attorney General admits that splitting up families is a result of Trump's mission to "end the lawlessness at our southern border". That's actually in keeping with the previous administration's policy, in which children were taken away if immigration officials felt the child was in danger, or if the adult was not the child's actual parent or guardian or if the adult was charged with a crime. (more...)
Cruz Proposes Emergency Legislation to Stop Migrant Family Separations Cruz Proposes Emergency Legislation to Stop Migrant Family Separations
- June 20, 2018

In yesterday's announcement, Cornyn called for speeding up immigration court proceedings to help keep family members together to reduce hardship, stress, and outrage. A "zero-tolerance" immigration policy announced in April has led to at least 2,000 migrant children being separated from their guardians. Cruz's legislation comes as the Trump administration is facing increasingly bipartisan backlash over its policies resulting in the separation of immigrant families. (more...)
Republicans turn on Trump's 'cruel' border policy
- June 20, 2018

And keep in mind the big switch came about after Trump policies on keeping terrorists out of the U.S.by banning travel from Muslim-majority countries sort of fell by the wayside. The major change unveiled on Tuesday would loosen rules that now limit the amount of time minors can be held to 20 days, according to a Republican source familiar with the measure. (more...)
House of Lords rejects UK PM May's Brexit plan on 'meaningful vote' House of Lords rejects UK PM May's Brexit plan on 'meaningful vote'
- June 20, 2018

The question is by how much? Grieve said that he still hoped it would be possible to come to a "sensible compromise" that would address the concerns of both sides. Prime Minister Theresa May won't be offering more concessions, a person familiar with its position said, and a spokesman said the government couldn't accept what the rebel lawmakers want. (more...)
Corey Lewandowski Mocks Story of Girl with Down Syndrome Separated from Mother Corey Lewandowski Mocks Story of Girl with Down Syndrome Separated from Mother
- June 20, 2018

Enraged by Lewandowski's callous remark, Petkanas replied, "Did you just say "womp womp" to a ten-year-old with Down syndrome being taken away from her mother?" Lewandowski's response sent Petkanas into a rage. He described recent cases involving Mexican children, including a 10-year-old Mexican girl with Down syndrome who last week was separated from her mother after they crossed the border. (more...)
India Kashmir: BJP pulls out of controversial alliance India Kashmir: BJP pulls out of controversial alliance
- June 20, 2018

Government sources said the emergence of Doval as a power centre in the Prime Minister's Office has virtually clipped Rajnath's wings. The report quoted officials from the ministry, who on condition of anonymity, said, "Forget about us, it seems even Rajnathji was not in the loop". (more...)
Blatter arrives in Russian Federation for World Cup despite Fifa ban Blatter arrives in Russian Federation for World Cup despite Fifa ban
- June 20, 2018

Disgraced former Federation Internationale de Football Association boss Sepp Blatter defied a ban to attend World Cup matches and arrived in Russia on Tuesday at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin. Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter gestures during a press conference in Zurich in March. To celebrate the beginning of the World Cup, a Chandigarh Physical Education teacher, Balraj Singh, carved out a miniature sculpture of the FIFA World Cup trophy here. (more...)

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