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Rep. Pramila Jayapal arrested during immigration protest in U.S. Senate building

Rep. Pramila Jayapal arrested during immigration protest in U.S. Senate building Jayapal was issued a $50 fine for "crowding, obstructing, or incommoding". The protest took place in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building. The nationwide day of protest was originally created to protest President Donald Trump's policy of separating parents from their children as they awaited prosecution after crossing into the US illegally. [Full Article...]

Travel ruling could boost other immigration suits

Travel ruling could boost other immigration suits Some even made comparisons (as Sotomayor did) to the Supreme Court's infamous approval of Japanese internment camps during World War II. This ruling is also a moment of profound vindication following months of hysterical commentary from the media and Democratic politicians who refuse to do what it takes to secure our border and our country. [Full Article...]

Trump narrows Supreme Court list, to name nominee on July 9

Trump narrows Supreme Court list, to name nominee on July 9 Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday he hoped the confirmation process would be done "in time for the new justice to begin the fall term of the Supreme Court. Trump will announce his pick to replace Kennedy on July 9. "Think of it this way - if there is another vacancy, who do you want picking the next Supreme Court Justice?" The president's nominee must win confirmation... [Full Article...]

European Union migrant crisis: Italy presents overhaul plan at mini-summit

European Union migrant crisis: Italy presents overhaul plan at mini-summit Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks at an emergency European Union leaders summit on immigration , in Brussels, Belgium on June 24, 2018. As previously reported "FACTS", June 28-29 in Brussels will be a meeting of the European Council, where one of the main issues will be the decision of the migration crisis and the improvement of the European system for granting asylum to refugees ... [Full Article...]

European Union must change or risk losing Italian funds, says Italian Minister

European Union must change or risk losing Italian funds, says Italian Minister The group wants to avoid increasing contributions to the EU budget, but a number of EU Member States - including Ireland, Malta , the Netherlands, and Luxembourg - vehemently oppose the idea of a single corporate tax as much of their competitiveness is founded on taxation. [Full Article...]

US preparing in DMZ for return of troop remains from North Korea

US preparing in DMZ for return of troop remains from North Korea He said China would "as always play a constructive role" in that process. While Pompeo pushes on with follow up talks, Trump appears happy to celebrate the summit as a success, as if the joint statement itself marked a beginning to the end of Kim's nuclear program. [Full Article...]

Groundhog Day for May as UK Brexit bill faces new challenge

Groundhog Day for May as UK Brexit bill faces new challenge The House of Commons is debating a proposal Wednesday that would make the government get Parliament's approval before agreeing to a final divorce deal with the EU. Asked whether he still trusted Theresa May , Mr Grieve said: "I am very conscious that the Prime Minister is in great difficulty". In dramatic scenes at Westminster, MPs were told shortly before the key vote an official ministerial... [Full Article...]

Erdogan, seeking to cement presidential powers, leading in Turkey's vote count

Erdogan, seeking to cement presidential powers, leading in Turkey's vote count In the presidential poll , Erdogan has over 58 percent against his nearest rival Muharrem Ince of the secular Republican People´s Party (CHP) with over 27 percent, state-run Anadolu news agency said, based on a 27 percent vote count. The opposition has claimed that could lead to voter fraud. "But in the southeast, like in Urfa, it's a different picture". The HDP has complained about the mea... [Full Article...]

Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust

Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust On Thursday, she was charged along with Ezra Seidoff, a former deputy director general of the prime minister's office. Netanyahu has previously faced allegations of abusive behavior and living extravagantly, the AP noted. Saidoff was also charged with falsification by a public servant. While both Mr and Mrs Netanyahu have been subject to widespread allegations in recent years, the indictment fil... [Full Article...]

U.S. Withdraws from United Nations Human Rights Council

U.S. Withdraws from United Nations Human Rights Council But as previously noted, the Trump administration has threatened to withdraw from the 47-member organization for over a year, as Haley consistently blasted the council for its "chronic bias against" US ally Israel. Mr Al Hussein has called the policy "unconscionable". Officials said the move was because the body is too often critical of Israel's human rights record. [Full Article...]

Merkel Accepts Deadline in Coalition Fight Over Refugees

Merkel Accepts Deadline in Coalition Fight Over Refugees Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Sunday a row between his Bavarians and Chancellor Angela Merkel is serious but can be overcome, a signal that he may compromise to avoid a full-blown German coalition crisis. "Asylum-seekers who have been registered in other European Union member states should be turned away at Germany's border", he insisted, despite Merkel's opposition to such a... [Full Article...]

May urges unity on Brexit strategy vote

May urges unity on Brexit strategy vote He said Mrs May promised to table amendments in the House of Lords that will address their concerns. In practice, the amendment would give MPs and Lords the power to decide what happens should they decide to reject the Brexit deal May hopes to bring back from Brussels later this year.This means MPs and Lords could tell May to go back to negotiating table and get something better. [Full Article...]

KTAR.com Time magazine cover to feature Trump, crying immigrant child

KTAR.com Time magazine cover to feature Trump, crying immigrant child Dozens of newspapers and magazines around the globe published the picture, swelling the tide of outrage that pushed Trump to back down Wednesday and say families would no longer be separated. In April, the Trump administration announced its hard-line policy for illegal crossings, saying that any asylum attempt that is not made at an appropriate port of entry would be deemed illegal and the perso... [Full Article...]

Russian Foreign Ministry comments on US exit from US Human Rights Council

Russian Foreign Ministry comments on US exit from US Human Rights Council The U.N. Human Rights Council is a good example of how these dynamics play out amid the realities of the post-Cold War global liberal order. "Attempts to forcibly impose this rather specific understanding of human rights on other countries are, in themselves, a blatant violation of universal human values and civilized rules of conduct at the worldwide stage", the Russian diplomat added. [Full Article...]

S. Korean group visits N. Korea to prepare to open liaison office

S. Korean group visits N. Korea to prepare to open liaison office It is a combination of Focus Lens exercise led by the United Nations Command since 1954 and S. Korea's Ulchi exercise that was launched after N. Korea's infiltration on the Blue House on January 21, 1968. South Korean K-55 self-propelled howitzers artillery participate in a defense exercise at the Mugeon-ri drill field near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, June 19, 2... [Full Article...]

How a phone call ended BJP-PDP tie-up in Kashmir

How a phone call ended BJP-PDP tie-up in Kashmir Over 4,000 first information reports against 14,315 stone pelters have been registered during the last three years in the state, according to this reply to the J&K legislative council on February 7, 2018. Immediately after his news conference, senior PDP minister and party's chief spokesperson Naeem Akhthar told reporters in Srinagar that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti would be submitting h... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump: 'We won't be a migrant camp'

Donald Trump: 'We won't be a migrant camp' Dr Merkel , under pressure at home where her conservatives are divided on how to curb migrant arrivals, said she was optimistic her government and Parliament would back the euro zone reforms. A last-minute reprieve gives Merkel until July 1 to convince fellow European leaders to come up with a comprehensive policy to seal Europe's borders to unbridled migration. [Full Article...]

Syria state media says US bombs military positions, Washington denies

The Syrian army, alongside allied Iran-backed militias including Lebanon's Hezbollah and Iraqi groups, drove Islamic State from Albu Kamal and its environs a year ago, but the jihadists have since staged attacks in the area. Col. Jonathan Conricus. The two forces have mostly avoided crashing into each other thanks to a de-confliction line that runs across the province along the winding Euphrat... [Full Article...]

Supply Chain Caught in Crossfire of US-China Trade Conflict

Supply Chain Caught in Crossfire of US-China Trade Conflict Mr Trump met several cabinet members and trade advisers and is expected to impose tariffs on at least 35 billion to 40 billion dollars (£26 billion to £30 billion) of Chinese imports, according to an industry official and an administration official. [Full Article...]

Strong deadly quake rattles Japan

Strong deadly quake rattles Japan Japanese broadcaster NHK reported the girl was on her way to school at the time. A 9-year-old girl and two men in their 80s have been killed by a strong quake in the western Japan metropolis of Osaka. The area north of Osaka was the hardest hit, the agency said. The Japanese government had not received reports of major damage as of 8:30 a.m., spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters. [Full Article...]


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