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Sweden: Three Dead After Drive-By Shooting in Multicultural Malmö Sweden: Three Dead After Drive-By Shooting in Multicultural Malmö
- June 20, 2018

Image: Police are at the scene of the shooting. Police did not give a motive for the shooting, but said the incident was not terrorism related. Malmö police said shortly before midnight that an 18-year-old had died in hospital, and around half an hour later they confirmed that another one of the injured, a 29-year-old, had also died. (more...)
Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome being separated from family: 'Whuh, whuh' Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome being separated from family: 'Whuh, whuh'
- June 20, 2018

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski cynically dismissed a report claiming that disabled children were being separated from their undocumented migrant parents at the border. Videgaray said that the girl is in McAllen, Texas, while the mother was taken to a center in Brownsville, Texas. Their father, a United States resident, is trying to gain custody of them. (more...)
Melania Trump Issues Statement On Family Separations At The Border Melania Trump Issues Statement On Family Separations At The Border
- June 20, 2018

But a backlash is mounting, fueled by reports of children being taken from mothers and distraught toddlers and elementary school age children asking, through tears, when they can see their parents. Officials are giving immigrant parents a toll-free number to call to help find their kids. "The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable", Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said as he opened a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. (more...)
Almost 2,000 Children Separated From Parents at Border In 6 Weeks Almost 2,000 Children Separated From Parents at Border In 6 Weeks
- June 19, 2018

The Trump administration policy is to first charge them with a crime - illegally crossing the border - before processing their asylum claims. But much of the administration's focus went into a travel ban aimed at Muslim-majority nations. Many passing vehicles honked in support. Ex-White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate how the Federal Bureau of Investigation was "weaponized" against President ... (more...)
Trump supports Republican immigration bills in U.S. House: White House Trump supports Republican immigration bills in U.S. House: White House
- June 19, 2018

Trump's endorsement has been viewed as critical if it is to have a chance of passage. "For those who are already on the line or questioning it that might give them additional pause", Rep. There were protests around the country over the weekend as the Trump administration's immigration policy comes under fire. Republican leaders plan to put two bills on the floor. (more...)
7-meter-long python swallows Indonesian woman 7-meter-long python swallows Indonesian woman
- June 19, 2018

If confirmed, it would be the largest snake ever kept in captivity. The body of 54-year-old Wa Tiba was found on Friday when villagers cut open the seven-metre (23-foot) python which was found bloated in the village of Persiapan Lawela on the island of Muna, offshore of Sulawesi. (more...)
Facing outcry over family separations, DHS chief says ‘we will not apologize’
- June 19, 2018

She lashed out the media and activists for criticizing border agents for doing their jobs. But the Trump administration is being accused of handling the cases in a way no other presidency has. Pramila Jayapal met with immigrant mothers at a detention center near Seattle last week. "As I have said many times before, if you are seeking asylum for your family, there is no reason to break the law and illegally cross between ports of entry". (more...)
U.S. to open temporary shelter for immigrant children in west Texas U.S. to open temporary shelter for immigrant children in west Texas
- June 18, 2018

Rep. Beto O'Rourke, who is running for Senate in Texas, says the process of separating families is "inhumane". How do the kids know where their parents are? Images of a detention center for immigrant children show the conditions in which almost 1,500 boys are sheltered in Brownsville, Texas . (more...)
Pentagon hasn't yet issued instructions for suspending military exercises with South Korea Pentagon hasn't yet issued instructions for suspending military exercises with South Korea
- June 18, 2018

Mr Trump said he would call Mr Xi, probably before he lands in Washington on his way back from Singapore , to tell him about the results of the meeting. The next round of the joint drills were due to be held in August. Tough sanctions would remain on North Korea until its complete denuclearization, Pompeo said on Thursday, apparently contradicting the North's view that the process agreed at this week's summit would be phased and reciprocal. (more...)
Michael Cohen's not my lawyer anymore Michael Cohen's not my lawyer anymore
- June 18, 2018

They say the haul of records included more than a dozen pages of shredded documents that have now been reconstructed and hundreds of pages of encrypted messages. US District Judge Kimba Wood had imposed a Friday deadline for Cohen's team to finish its review of roughly 2.4 million documents it had yet to sift through. (more...)
Migrants Killed in Possible Human Smuggling Rollover Crash Migrants Killed in Possible Human Smuggling Rollover Crash
- June 18, 2018

The driver of the vehicle is believed to be a US citizen. The Chevrolet Suburban rolled over several times on a highway in Big Wells, Texas , around 12 p.m. This is, I think, a ideal example of why our borders need to be secure". "Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of those who died in the crash", the Border Patrol said. (more...)
Alert: Heat Advisory is in effect for much of CNY Monday Alert: Heat Advisory is in effect for much of CNY Monday
- June 18, 2018

Louis area. On Sunday , temperatures are expected to reach a record 97, with the heat index of 102. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for multiple counties in Massachusetts Monday , including: Essex, Hampden and Middlesex. (more...)
Trump’s ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort sent to jail ahead of trial Trump’s ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort sent to jail ahead of trial
- June 17, 2018

This week, prosecutors submitted as evidence a four-page memo that Mr. Manafort wrote to Mr. Yanukovych detailing his campaign to convince members of Congress, the State Department and the Western news media that Mr. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Manafort, 69, had been under house detention while awaiting trial later this year in Washington and in Virginia. (more...)
Seven injured as taxi runs into crowd in Moscow
- June 17, 2018

Argentina took on Iceland at the Sparatak Stadium in Moscow earlier today. The driver of the taxi has been detained, officials said. The driver has been arrested after reportedly trying to flee the scene. Video of the incident posted on social media shows the vehicle veering out of standstill traffic and accelerating onto the sidewalk, mowing down pedestrians. (more...)
White House: Trump Supports GOP Leaders' Immigration Bill White House: Trump Supports GOP Leaders' Immigration Bill
- June 17, 2018

Jentezen Franklin, a member of Trump's evangelical council, told CNN , "It's a very unsafe route to go when you begin to take selections of scriptures and say, 'The Bible was written to justify political standings". The president directed the blame at the Democrats for "forcing the breakup of families at the border" because they are pushing their own "cruel" legislative agenda. (more...)
Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide… Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide…
- June 17, 2018

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he wished people would "sit up at attention" for him like North Koreans do for their leader Kim Jong Un , a joke that sparked instant outrage on social media and cable news. Hailing the success of this week's summit in Singapore, Trump told reporters in Washington that he is now in direct contact with Kim and that their "good relationship" had ended the risk of conflict. (more...)
Boat carrying over 900 migrants docks in Italy
- June 15, 2018

The Aquarius has no showers or sinks for migrants on the ship, and the rescue workers rely on disinfectant spray to use for people's hands before their meals. The port is some 1,500 kilometres (930 miles) from where the ship had been on standby since Saturday night. French President Emmanuel Macron attends the "prise d'armes" military ceremony at the Invalides in Paris, France, June 11, 2018. (more...)
Trade War: Merkel Threatens US Over Trump Tariffs - Leah Barkoukis Trade War: Merkel Threatens US Over Trump Tariffs - Leah Barkoukis
- June 15, 2018

Freeland argued that the United Nations, the World Bank, the World Trade Organization and other global institutions created in 1945 were never flawless. Michael Byers, a professor of global politics at the University of British Columbia, said that despite the current turbulence, the US-Canada relationship "transcends any president or prime minister". (more...)
Pompeo Says No Sanctions Relief For Pyongyang Until Denuclearization Pompeo Says No Sanctions Relief For Pyongyang Until Denuclearization
- June 15, 2018

On Tuesday, the president and North Korea signed an agreement that aims to denuclearize the Korean peninsula . Trump was also optimistic about the progress they achieved, stating, "We are going to take care of a very big and very risky problem for the world". (more...)
Trump Kim summit: U.S. president lauds deal despite scepticism Trump Kim summit: U.S. president lauds deal despite scepticism
- June 15, 2018

North Korea's Kim Jong-un understands that denuclearization must happen "quickly", US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, June 14, warning there will be no sanctions relief for Pyongyang until the process is complete. Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay, reporting from Seoul , said that the meeting was an opportunity for the three countries "to show that they are in the same page" when it comes to the issue of North Korea and denuclearisation. (more...)
Julie Bishop 'cautiously optimistic' after Trump and Kim summit
- June 13, 2018

The summit was the first in history between a sitting U.S. President and a DPRK leader. Mr. Trump had also said it would be "inappropriate to be having war games" with South Korea while working out the administration's deal with North Korea . (more...)
Cop scoops up toddler trotting on busy highway Cop scoops up toddler trotting on busy highway
- June 13, 2018

The child "escaped his mother's watchful eye" and left his home, according to the Naperville Police Department's Facebook page . Last month, Mannino's dash cam captured a shocking sight showing a toddler running all by himself in the right lane of a busy highway. (more...)
Fire expected to hit homes on Friday Fire expected to hit homes on Friday
- June 13, 2018

At least 675 homes are affected by the new evacuations. On Sunday evening, fire officials said the fire was acting as predicted and burning actively and intensely with wind gusts of up to 35 to 40 miles per hour on ridges. No structures had been lost as of Friday morning. Evacuated residents are asked to check in at the evacuation center to receive credentials for re-entry when conditions allow the evacuation order to be lifted. (more...)
Trump, Macron cool down the buddy act at Canada's G7 Trump, Macron cool down the buddy act at Canada's G7
- June 12, 2018

USA trading partners have been furious over President Donald Trump's decision last week to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, the European Union and Mexico as part of his "America First" agenda. Closer home, Indian Twitter users spotted an opportunity to make the photo more relatable by editing Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Trump's place, asking when they would receive the Rs 15 lakhs Bharatiya Janata Party leaders promised each Indian would receive if they were ... (more...)
Who will be in the room when Trump meets Kim Jong Who will be in the room when Trump meets Kim Jong
- June 12, 2018

Trump and Kim landed in a city teeming with media and onlookers of all stripes, from foreign policy analysts like Kelly and Enos to former basketball star Dennis Rodman, who claims to be a friend of the two leaders. The North has presented Kim's sudden diplomatic overtures to the country's neighbours and the USA as a logical next step and completion of his plan to develop a credible nuclear deterrent in response to what Pyongyang says is a policy of "nuclear blackmail" by Washington. (more...)
Susan Rice slams Trump for 'disgraceful statement' about Russian Federation at G7 Susan Rice slams Trump for 'disgraceful statement' about Russian Federation at G7
- June 12, 2018

He also voiced Beijing's strong opposition to Washington's unilateral move to withdraw from the nuclear accord and re-impose sanctions on Tehran, emphasizing that the remaining signatories must fulfill their commitments under the JCPOA. Ignoring the resentment of his European allies, Trump sticks to his stand: "All of these countries have been taking advantage of the United States on trade". (more...)
US commando killed, four wounded in Somalia attack US commando killed, four wounded in Somalia attack
- June 11, 2018

The multinational force "came under mortar and small-arms fire at approximately 2:45 pm Mogadishu time (1145 GMT), killing one USA service member and injuring 4 U.S. Four other service members were wounded. According to AFP, Ali Mohamed Moalin, a traditional elder who lives close to Afgoye in Lower Shabelle where the raid took place, said five "innocent farmers" were killed. (more...)
Florida went over a year without doing Federal Bureau of Investigation background weapons checks Florida went over a year without doing Federal Bureau of Investigation background weapons checks
- June 11, 2018

We responded to the email from Putnam's office, asking why the commissioner didn't immediately publicly address the investigation after it was finished previous year. "The former employee was both deceitful and negligent , and we immediately launched an investigation and implemented safeguards to ensure this never happens again". (more...)
Trump wants Russian Federation back in the G7, contradicting his own campaign Trump wants Russian Federation back in the G7, contradicting his own campaign
- June 11, 2018

Donald Trump is ramping up his blast of Canada on Twitter this morning over what he says are unfair trade practices as the US president prepares to make his Canadian debut later today. Donilon also criticized Trump for isolating the United States at a summit where it used to be the leader. Putin said he shares Trump's expression of concern about a renewed arms race expressed in a March phone call. (more...)
Trump demands end to 'unfair' trade after G7 summit Trump demands end to 'unfair' trade after G7 summit
- June 11, 2018

President Donald Trump wrapped his short trip to Canada extolling his relationship with the G7 countries as a 10 out of 10, and blasting reports of rifts between the US and world as nothing more than "fake news". Such a move could make it almost impossible to renegotiate the terms of the 1994 NAFTA pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico. The government announced it would impose more than $16.6-billion in retaliatory tariffs , effective July 1, on a variety of USA goods. (more...)
New Jersey Senators Unveil Legislation To Legalize Marijuana New Jersey Senators Unveil Legislation To Legalize Marijuana
- June 10, 2018

I support Senator Gardner", Trump said . Barbara Lee , D-Calif., introduced the Marijuana Justice Act in the past year, which would federally legalize marijuana; it has gained the support of influential senators such as Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., and Kirsten Gillibrand , D-N.Y. (more...)
China hosts Pakistan, India for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit China hosts Pakistan, India for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit
- June 10, 2018

He also felicitated his Chinese counterpart on the successful conduct of SCO Summit in China . He was in the Chinese city of Wuhan on April 27 and 28 to attend an informal summit with President Xi Jinping . Sharing some aspects of the almost 50-minute meeting, the foreign secretary said Xi described the Wuhan summit as a "new starting point" in bilateral relations between the two countries while prime minister called it as a "milestone" in ties which will help in developing mutual ... (more...)
Trump calls for return of Russian Federation to the G7 ‘table’ Trump calls for return of Russian Federation to the G7 ‘table’
- June 10, 2018

World leaders including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are expected to raise the issue of tariffs with US President Donald Trump . US President Donald Trump has planned to leave the summit of the Group of Seven wealthy nations before it discusses climate change and the health of oceans , underlining fractures in the G7 exacerbated by US trade tariffs. (more...)
Trump hails EPA chief despite scandals Trump hails EPA chief despite scandals
- June 09, 2018

President Donald Trump: "Administrator Scott Pruitt , thank you, Scott, very much". What's not easy apparently is keeping your job if you work for Pruitt. Another Oklahoma transplant who received a large raise, EPA scheduler Millan Hupp, is also leaving the agency. "I feel with nice change comes, I feel you already know, opposition". (more...)
Vladimir Putin says Russian Federation does not want to split the European Union Vladimir Putin says Russian Federation does not want to split the European Union
- June 09, 2018

Mr Putin accused the United States of "trying to upset strategic parity" and said this should prompt other countries to get together to work out a new system of European security. In a recent interview with the newspaper Oesterreich , Strache made his position clear. "It's high time that we end these wretched sanctions and normalize our political and economic relations with Russia", Mr. (more...)
White House Aide Who Made Crude Joke About McCain Leaves Job White House Aide Who Made Crude Joke About McCain Leaves Job
- June 07, 2018

The source wouldn't say why Sadler was let go and said she might go to another administration job later on. Kelly Sadler raised eyebrows last month after reports emerged she had said the Republican senator's vote did not matter because he was "dying anyway". (more...)
Giuliani: Mueller’s team is trying ‘very hard to frame’ Trump Giuliani: Mueller’s team is trying ‘very hard to frame’ Trump
- June 07, 2018

In a tweet , Trump raised a question of whether he could pardon himself should the special counsel find he interfered in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Giuliani, who caused a media eruption this week by claiming that President Trump "probably" has the legal power to pardon himself but that such a move would be practically "unthinkable", suggested that Mueller's team may not even recognize its bias. (more...)
Trump takes aim at Canada after Trudeau's retaliation over new USA tariffs Trump takes aim at Canada after Trudeau's retaliation over new USA tariffs
- June 05, 2018

Some conservative US senators including Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) also raised objections, arguing that tariffs are contradictory to conservative free trade principles. "We will continue to make arguments based on logic and common sense and hope that they eventually will prevail against an administration that doesn't always align itself around those principles", says Trudeau. (more...)
Sessions: DOJ Is 'Pleased' At Supreme Court's 'Masterpiece Cakeshop' Ruling Sessions: DOJ Is 'Pleased' At Supreme Court's 'Masterpiece Cakeshop' Ruling
- June 05, 2018

The court's 7-2 ruling in favor of Phillips shows his views weren't protected. FILE - Jack Phillips , owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, CO decorates a cake for a client on September 21, 2017. Justice Anthony Kennedy authored the majority opinions in both cases. "Our society has come to the recognition that gay persons and gay couples can not be treated as social outcasts or as inferior in dignity and worth", he wrote Monday. (more...)
Making History, Saudi Arabia Issues Driver's Licenses to 10 Women Making History, Saudi Arabia Issues Driver's Licenses to 10 Women
- June 05, 2018

Other women across the country have been preparing for the right to drive on June 24 by taking driving courses on female-only college campuses. People voiced their joy on social media as many posted photos of the newly-issued women's driving licenses. (more...)