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Divided European Union leaders hold talks on migration

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Mrs Le Pen added French President Emmanuel Macron and Mrs Merkel, his top EU ally, had "isolated themselves on the European scene" due to their soft approach on illegal immigration. An EU government official told reporters that Rome won't discuss a deal with Merkel on secondary migration between member-states unless it's part of a comprehensive package spreading responsibility for handling incoming protection seekers from frontline countries to the entire bloc. Read More »

Trump gets new Supreme Court pick as critical 'swing vote' resigns

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Even if the vacancy is filled before November, months of pre-election discussion of the court, and Trump's presumed fulfilment of his promise to appoint right-wing justices, could help boost Republican enthusiasm. The travel ban has been fully in place since December, when the justices stopped lower court decisions that had blocked part of it from being enforced. Read More »

US Mideast peace plan to be announced soon: Kushner

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Details of what transpired during talks between the USA team and officials of Arab States but it is understood that Palestinians would not trust Americans under the prevailing circumstances especially when their bias is clearly known and the plan itself expects sacrifices from Palestinians and no flexibility from Israel. Read More »

U.S. to Present North Korea with Timeline Outlining Specific Requests

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The 1950-53 Korean War, and the devastation the country suffered at the hands of the United States and its allies, remain a major part of every North Korean's education. File image of United States president Donald Trump met Kim Jong-un in SIngapore . Pompeo told CNN that instead he would "assess" the North Korean regime's promise to take steps toward "complete denuclearization" as the U.S. Read More »

Erdogan faces major test as Turks vote for president, parliament

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The elections will usher in a powerful new executive presidency long sought by Erdogan (inset campaigning yesterday) and backed by a small majority of Turks in a 2017 referendum. Her party is new but she is experienced; she's a former interior minister and her conservative and nationalist credentials mean she is well-placed to challenge him. Read More »

US to send caskets to NKorea to return war remains

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At their summit, Kim and Trump signed a pledge "to work towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", a stock phrase favored by Pyongyang that stopped short of longstanding U.S. U.S. officials, however, have cautioned that such actions are reversible. One does not need a calculation of the exponential exposure or advertising value to be convinced that Singapore has benefited from facilitating the Trump-Kim summit (Singapore may have gained over $700m in exposure as host: ... Read More »

Catholic priest slaps baby then grabs its face during Christening

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The man and woman are recorded attempting to pull the baby away from the priest. "Here. And then, we are going to embrace the little guy, because he will have become a little more Christian". However, the priest is speaking French and the story appeared on a local news website of Martinique and Guadeloupe, French territories in the Caribbean Sea. Read More »

In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation

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Even with fellow Republicans demanding the separations be stopped, Trump doubled down on the policy early Tuesday, saying: "When you prosecute the parents for coming in illegally, which should happen, you have to take the children away". "So what I'm asking Congress to do is to give us a third option, which we have been requesting since a year ago, the legal authority to detain and promptly remove families together as a unit", Trump said Tuesday. Read More »

U.S. Space Force: President Trump Proposes 6th Military Branch

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An in-depth look at the ramifications of President Trump's proposed "Space Force" leads off this Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest. According to Dr. Burns, in 1967 the global community signed the Outer Space Treaty which prevents countries from having missiles and atomic weapons in space, as well as not allowing military bases on the moon. Read More »

Trump signs order to end splitting of migrant families

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Officials have said they were working to reunite families as soon as possible but provided no clear answers on how that was going to happen. Mr Trump's executive order reads: "It is also the policy of this Administration to maintain family unity, including by detaining alien families together where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources". Read More »

Donald Trump And Immigrant Girl Meet Face To Face On Time Cover

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But the father of the girl confirmed to The Washington Post Thursday night that the child and mother were not separated. The iconic image of his daughter, taken by Getty Images photographer John Moore , was used on a Facebook fundraiser that drew more than $17 million dollars (£12.7) in donations. Read More »

Ministers resolute on Brexit stance as concessions move sees off vote rebellion

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The strained parliament session underlined deep divisions over Britain's European Union exit. The House of Lords amended the Bill so that if MPs reject the deal, they can direct ministers to go back and renegotiate. A section of Labour MPs are expected to defy the official party position and vote in favor of a Lords amendment to keep the United Kingdom in a Norway-style trading arrangement, better known as the European Economic Area (EEA), post-Brexit. Read More »

President approves Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the government will not tolerate militancy in Jammu and Kashmir anymore and that operations will be launched to flush out militants. The governor was set to complete his second term in the coming days but now will continue in Raj Bhavan till the commencement of Amarnath Yatra which is scheduled to take place on August 26, 2018. Read More »

Sara Netanyahu charged with misuse of public funds in 'meals-ordering' affair

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During negotiations with Netanyahu last month, prosecutors reportedly offered to close the case if she paid back the cost of the meals and admitted to the charges, but she turned down the offer. The Israeli prime minister is himself embroiled in a series of corruption investigations but has protested his innocence and vowed to remain in power, saying he is the victim of a witch-hunt. Read More »

Melania Trump enters debate over separation of migrant families

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Richard Tofel, ProPublica's president, said the decision to post the recording and accompanying story reflected a focus on providing a fuller accounting of what's happening in facilities that are closed to public view. " We're not the ones responsible for creating this problem ", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. "We've inherited it". Nearly 52,000 people were caught trying to cross the southern border illegally in May, according to government figures. Read More »

Figures show about 2,000 minors separated from families at U.S. border

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At an event in Indiana, Mr Sessions was defending the practice of separating undocumented immigrant families apprehended at the border. "The passage the Attorney General cited , Romans 13 , bespeaks of this: There are and there should be serious, known consequences for breaking the laws of the land - otherwise the law becomes toothless and inconsequential and it is no longer a deterrent to harmful behavior, which is what God designed it to be", he said . Read More »

42 migrants saved by US Navy to Italy (3) - English

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That could mean the expulsion of those people who do not have a legal right to claim asylum. Salvini, who heads the right-wing League party, said that if France, Malta and Portugal also open their ports to migrants rescued from smugglers' unseaworthy boats, "we'll be happier". Read More »

Kim Jong-un visits China

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The North's leader, who is believed to have landed in the Chinese capital Tuesday morning, met Xi at the ornate Great Hall of the People. The young autocrat was given a full ceremonial welcome, including a military revue and a gaggle of adoring children shouting out welcomes. Read More »

Trump threatens to impose more trade tariffs on China

Trump cited China's imposition of charges on U.S. goods - which came in response to Washington's opening salvo in a mounting trade dispute - as " unacceptable ". Benchmark U.S. crude lost 88 cents to $64.97 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. USA stock markets are opening sharply lower Tuesday as tensions over trade between the US and China seem closer to a boil. Read More »

3 dead after natural disaster hits Osaka in western Japan

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National broadcaster NHK reported a wall near a school swimming pool fell on the girl. Japan sits on the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire" where a large proportion of the world's earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are recorded. A strong quake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan this morning, killing at least three people and injuring dozens. Read More »

U.S. judge sends Trump's ex-aide Manafort to jail, pending trial

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In a court filing, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller wrote that Manafort and one of his associates "repeatedly" contacted two witnesses in an effort to influence their testimony. Manafort's lawyers have accused prosecutors of conjuring a "sinister plot" out of "innocuous" contacts. Manafort had been placed under house arrest, per the judge's orders, and his passport was confiscated, CNN reported . Read More »

Giuliani: Time to probe Mueller

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Holding up a copy of the 500-page report, Giuliani criticized the behavior of former Federal Bureau of Investigation officials, including ex-director James Comey and Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok . Politico first reported Goodlatte's plans to subpoena Strzok. "I'm still I'm a private citizen, so I'm not binding the White House ". Not only were Page and Strzok obviously anti-Trump, but they also weren't even certain there was a substantive basis to the Russian ... Read More »

Eid To Be Celebrated Across India On Saturday, Tomorrow In Kerala

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This is the first time in recent history, Muslims in India and Pakistan have started the fasting of Ramadan on the same day. The suspense over Eid date remains on till late night until it is confirmed that moon has been sighted. The crescent moon of Shawwal could not be sighted in the country on Thursday and hence Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated on Saturday, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Pakistan announced. Read More »

Several dead in vehicle crash near Texas border

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Border Patrol agents stopped two of the vehicles and made multiple arrests, but the third vehicle continued, the statement said. This article be updated as more details become available. Dimmit County officials confirmed Sunday afternoon that five people have died in a crash involving undocumented immigrants. "I think we need a wall, in my opinion", he said, voicing support for President Donald Trump's proposal to construct a border wall with Mexico . Read More »

A Heat Advisory is in effect for Father's Day

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Despite the slightly drier air, temperatures will remain warm with mid to upper 80s at the beach and lower 90s inland through the weekend. Fortunately, after we deal with another 90 degree day on Monday , the temperature trend is set to decrease through the middle and latter part of the week. Read More »

Exiled Yemen president goes to UAE as port attack looms

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Earlier Tuesday, Yemeni officials said the United Nations had pulled its worldwide staff out of Hodeida, a crucial Red Sea port city now controlled by the Houthis. "I think the Emiratis have done a good job in presenting compelling arguments about why an operation (on Hodeidah) could in the end tip the balance and apply enough pressure to bring the Houthis to the table", a Western diplomat said on Monday. Read More »

Poll shows most South Koreans view summit positively

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In a joint statement, both sides said the diplomatic outreach would lead to "the promotion of peace, prosperity, and security of the Korean Peninsula and of the world". Trump was met with criticism this week after footage surfaced of him saluting a North Korean general. The joint statement signed this past week by Trump and Kim promises they will work toward a denuclearized Korean Peninsula, but includes no details on how or when weapons might be eliminated or even reduced. Read More »

Stage set for historic Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

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Trump predicted that he and Kim Jong Un "will solve a big problem, a big dilemma". "I think within the first minute I'll know", he said. Trump was scheduled to attend a meet-and-greet at his hotel with U.S. About 5,000 journalists are in Singapore for the occasion, but only a handful of American and North Korean reporters and photographers will be permitted at the venue when the two leaders greet each other. Read More »

Shawwal moon not sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr in Pakistan on Saturday

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No testimonies of moon sighting were received in Muzaffarabad, Jhelum, Lahore, Mangla, Gujranwala and Islamabad. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated differently in each culture in the world, however its significance remains the same in Islam. According to reports, in India, Eid will begin on June 14 and end on June 15. Muslims across the country are preparing for the end of Ramadan to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. Read More »

November Ballot to Include a Proposition on Breaking California Into Three States

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California is the most populous state in the United States - and if a majority of the state votes this November, it could become three separate states. A breakup would be complex, as the state's businesses and universities - even its water system - are interconnected and dependent on one another. A nascent opposition campaign already is sounding the more practical alarms about splitting California into three states. Read More »

N.Korea TV summit broadcast hails Kim as 'world leader'

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On Tuesday, following their historic Singapore meeting, Trump and Kim issued a joint statement that reaffirmed the North's commitment to "work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" and gave USA guarantees of security to North Korea. Read More »