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Leahy grills Pompeo on North Korea, Iran nukes

Leahy grills Pompeo on North Korea, Iran nukes In an apparent sign of goodwill before the Trump-Kim summit, North Korea in May claimed it demolished a separate nuclear test site at Punggye-ri, which sits in a sparsely populated mountainous region in the country's northeast. "And they can improve components and ideal designs with subcritical and hydrodynamic tests which we wouldn't be able to monitor or detect". Experts at 38 North, a website... [Full Article...]

First lady Melania Trump visits immigrant facilities in Arizona

First lady Melania Trump visits immigrant facilities in Arizona House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said the bill would fund Trump's border wall, provide "real border security" and strengthen immigration enforcement inside the U.S. Amid the backlash against the policy, the first lady offered public expressions of sympathy for immigrant children. President Trump signed an executive order that halted the separation of migrant families last week . [Full Article...]

Newsday, The 28-year-old shaking up the Democrat Party

Newsday, The 28-year-old shaking up the Democrat Party Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that governments can not force employees to join a union or pay so-called "fees", undercutting a system that has bankrolled Democrat candidates for decades. After suffering resounding losses across the board during the 2016 elections, the Democratic Party has struggled to rally around a unifying message combating President Donald Trump, as the gap between its progres... [Full Article...]

House overwhelmingly rejects immigration bill despite Trump's call to pass it

House overwhelmingly rejects immigration bill despite Trump's call to pass it The bill would have offered a path to citizenship to hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, allocated $25 billion dollars for a wall on the U.S. Gheen faulted Washington-based low-immigration advocates who signed onto the less-generous legislation sponsored by Goodlatte. Democrats, though, said the bill would have made that path more hard. [Full Article...]

Maryland newspaper office shooting victims identified

Maryland newspaper office shooting victims identified The gunman accused of killing five people in a vendetta against a Maryland newspaper barricaded the rear exit to prevent anyone from escaping and methodically blasted his way through the newsroom with a pump-action shotgun, cutting down one victim trying to slip out the back, authorities said Friday. [Full Article...]

Tanker goes up in flame on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Tanker goes up in flame on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway According to the FRSC, 54 vehicles were burnt. Efforts are now on going to contain the raging fire while all the emergency responders are on the ground to manage the huge disaster scene. Blood-curdling footage of the aftermath of a tanker explosion in south-western Nigeria has emerged online. The police revealed that the buses have been removed from the scene and injured passengers have been tak... [Full Article...]

Bali airport reopens as volcano rumbles

Bali airport reopens as volcano rumbles The worldwide airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened Friday afternoon after a almost 12-hour closure due to a volcanic ash threat that disrupted travel plans for thousands. Indonesia is home to around 130 volcanoes due to its position in the highly active ring of fire - a belt of tectonic plate boundaries in the Pacific Ocean which is vulnerable to frequent seismic activity. [Full Article...]

Photo showing Melania Trump in 'don't care' jacket is real

Photo showing Melania Trump in 'don't care' jacket is real When asked what message the first lady's jacket meant to send, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said: "It's a jacket . After today's important visit to Texas , I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe", she said. [Full Article...]

Pompeo says won't put timeline on North Korea denuclearization steps

Pompeo says won't put timeline on North Korea denuclearization steps Nearly all of them are over 70 years old. At that time there were over 80,000 registered family members still alive in the South. In the joint statement, Kim "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", but made no reference to a timeline, and going into the summit, Pyongyang repeatedly rejected unilateral nuclear disarmament. [Full Article...]

'Republicans Should Stop Wasting Their Time On Immigration'

'Republicans Should Stop Wasting Their Time On Immigration' And I say is that possible? The mothers themselves could not be contacted because access to detained immigrants is hard. Trump has a few times invoked the name of Kate Steinle - a 32-year-old woman who died in 2015 after being shot by an immigrant previously deported - to push his immigration policies. [Full Article...]

Sarah Sanders: Restaurant kicked me out because of Trump

Sarah Sanders: Restaurant kicked me out because of Trump Jaike Foley-Schultz, a waiter at the restaurant, posted on Facebook that he served Sanders and her family "for a total of 2 minutes" before the owner asked the press secretary's party of eight to leave. Huckabee tweeted . Tension has been building surrounding President Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy that caused migrant children to be separated from their parents. [Full Article...]

Israeli Leader's Wife Charged With Fraud

Israeli Leader's Wife Charged With Fraud State funding for both is not allowed. This is not the first time a financial scandal is coming out of the residence of an Israeli Prime Minister. In February, the Israel police recommended indicting him in two corruption cases on suspicion of accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust. [Full Article...]

Turks begin voting for president, parliament in crucial test for Erdogan

Turks begin voting for president, parliament in crucial test for Erdogan Voting began at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) and will end at 5 p.m. (1400 GMT). Erdogan, 64, is seeking re-election for a five-year term with hugely increased powers under the new system, which he insists will bring prosperity and stability to Turkey, especially after a failed coup attempt in 2016 that has left the country under a state of emergency. [Full Article...]

United States military to send 215 caskets to North Korea

United States military to send 215 caskets to North Korea North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju walk upon arriving in Beijing, China, in this undated photo released June 20, 2018 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency. Democrats say the latest White House language contradicts the president's earlier boasts about the success of the Singapore summit . But that future will be significantly influenced by China, which appeared to su... [Full Article...]

Trump greets EU trade reprisals with threat of steep auto tariff

Trump greets EU trade reprisals with threat of steep auto tariff That 25% "chicken" tax has been in place since 1964, when the Lyndon Johnson administration initially applied it as punishment for Europe's tax on US chicken imports, but the protectionist measure outlived that conflict. Last month, Trump instructed his Commerce Department to begin a national security investigation that would provide the legal underpinning for new tariffs on cars. [Full Article...]

Rival Koreas agree to reunions of war-separated families

Rival Koreas agree to reunions of war-separated families Building on the diplomatic momentum from the Singapore summit , South Korea and the US announced Tuesday that joint military drills slated for August had been officially called off. In the Cabinet meeting, Trump acknowledged that "things can change". China is apparently moving to ease sanctions on North Korea and strengthen bilateral economic cooperation, following the North's leader Kim Jong... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Rulings Leave Partisan Gerrymandering Question Open

Supreme Court Rulings Leave Partisan Gerrymandering Question Open Supreme Court was expected to make a defining decision on extreme partisan gerrymandering this term. But in its opinion, the court said that individuals do not have standing to sue to invalidate statewide maps since each voter is directly affected only by the specific district in which she or he lives. [Full Article...]

Trump says he’ll be ‘signing something’ on detained children

Trump says he’ll be ‘signing something’ on detained children Thousands of children have been separated from parents as part of the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy, which mandates that all asylum seekers who cross the border illegally be prosecuted. An administration official with knowledge of the plan indicated that the Trump administration was anticipating lawsuits and preparing to litigate Flores in court, particularly if lawmakers fail to ap... [Full Article...]

Video of priest slapping crying child during baptism sparks outrage online

Video of priest slapping crying child during baptism sparks outrage online However, not quite enjoying the ceremony, the baby suddenly began crying out loudly. The person filming the ceremony is heard gasping as a man suspected to be the father tries to wrestle his baby from the priest. One user translated the footage into English and claimed the priest was explaining he would pour water on the child's forehead, saying: "He'll have become a little Christian". [Full Article...]

Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

Trump orders halt to his family separation rule Mr Sessions announced a "zero-tolerance" policy to criminally charge and jail undocumented border crossers. So if the Flores settlement is successfully amended, the families caught crossing the border illegally will be detained together. The order says the Department of Homeland Security―and not the Justice and Health and Human Services Departments, as under previous policy―would have continuing... [Full Article...]


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