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Jacinda Ardern to Benazir Bhutto: A tale of two pregnancies in power

Jacinda Ardern to Benazir Bhutto: A tale of two pregnancies in power New Zealand has long had a progressive reputation and was the first country to give women the right to vote in 1893 and Ardern is the country's third female prime minister. Ardern plans on taking six weeks of maternity leave . The statement said the couple will speak to media as they leave the hospital and Ms Ardern will do a round of interviews with local media as she prepares to return to wor... [Full Article...]

Trump Signs Order to 'keep Families Together'

Trump Signs Order to 'keep Families Together' The policy had led to a spike in family separations in recent weeks, with more than 2,300 minors separated from their families at the border from May 5 through June 9, according to Homeland Security. Trump said there was a need to sustain his "zero tolerance" policy to prevent crime, which he blames illegal immigrants for. Marjorie Meyers, the chief federal public defender in southern Texas, s... [Full Article...]

World leaders slam Trump for separating families at the US-Mexico border

World leaders slam Trump for separating families at the US-Mexico border President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to keep families apprehended at the border together, weeks after implementing the "zero tolerance" policy that separated thousands of migrant children from their parents. Trump, as well as other administration officials such as Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen , said that the White House's hands were tied regarding f... [Full Article...]

North Korea, China agree to boost cooperation

North Korea, China agree to boost cooperation And this declaration specifically cites North Korea's nuclear weapons as the reason for the emergency and as a direct threat to United States national security. "Trump has approved potential tariffs against China, so it is time for China to play the North Korea card to deal with America". The South Korean leader also said he and Putin have a shared vision on the prospects of building peace... [Full Article...]

Bipartisan Group Of Former US Attorneys Condemn Trump's Child Separation Policy

Bipartisan Group Of Former US Attorneys Condemn Trump's Child Separation Policy Those in criminal proceedings are guaranteed a (now severely overworked) public defender, but those in civil immigration courts are not. On Tuesday, Politico explicitly backed the former US attorneys by stating that "there is no law requiring families be separated at the border, only a policy established by the Trump administration that could just as easily be rescinded". [Full Article...]

Disney makes $71B counteroffer for Fox

Disney makes $71B counteroffer for Fox The battle for control of some of the entertainment world's most prized properties has hotted up, with Disney dramatically increasing its offer for the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox . Disney agreed to acquire under the previously announced merger agreement between 21CF and Disney . The collar on the stock consideration will ensure that 21st Century Fox shareholders will receive... [Full Article...]

Marijuana Will No Longer Get You Arrested if You Are in Canada

Marijuana Will No Longer Get You Arrested if You Are in Canada The Canadian government said it will soon announce the date of when cannabis will become legal, but warns it will remain illegal until then. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has declared it is "time to review" the medicinal status of cannabis , but promised it is "not a first step" to legalising the drug for recreational use. [Full Article...]

‘Hypocritical, self-serving and political biased’ U.S. quits UN Human Rights Council

‘Hypocritical, self-serving and political biased’ U.S. quits UN Human Rights Council United States ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley made the announcement at a press conference in Washington . It was not immediately clear if the USA would remain a non-voting observer on the council. The State Department didn't immediately comment. "The UN Human Rights Council has always been a problem". Members serve for three-year terms and can serve only two terms in a row. [Full Article...]

As Kim visits China, Xi flaunts bargaining chip in trade dispute

As Kim visits China, Xi flaunts bargaining chip in trade dispute Besides being the U.S.'s largest trading partner, China is arguably the most important player in Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign to force Kim to give up his nuclear arsenal. Pompeo would go on to make security assurances to North Korea and wave before them the prospect of U.S. investment in exchange for denuclearizing, which has yet to materialize. [Full Article...]

DHS Secretary Corrects Media's Lies: Bush, Obama 'All Separated Families' at Border

DHS Secretary Corrects Media's Lies: Bush, Obama 'All Separated Families' at Border The Trump administration put in place the policy to arrest all migrants who illegally cross the USA border, including those seeking asylum, and because children can not be sent to the same detention facilities as their parents, they are separated. [Full Article...]

Hold kids longer at border, but with parents

Hold kids longer at border, but with parents President Donald Trump has doubled down on his tough immigration rhetoric, vowing to keep arresting illegal immigrants and blaming Democrats for wanting illegal immigrants to pour in as their potential voters. Democrats have accused Mr Trump of effectively turning the children into political hostages to secure stricter immigration measures, such as funding for a US-Mexico border wall . [Full Article...]

Trump plans campaign rally in North Dakota's largest city

Trump plans campaign rally in North Dakota's largest city This appeared to blindside both the Pentagon and South Korea's military , and was criticized by some experts as giving away a huge concession for little in return. The allies' militaries have long defended their regular exercises as purely "defensive in nature", rejecting the North's persistent claim that the drills are aimed at preparing for an invasion into its territory. [Full Article...]

Democrats rush to border to decry Trump's family separations

Democrats rush to border to decry Trump's family separations Melania Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said the first lady believes "we need to be a country that follows all laws", but also one "that governs with heart". Trump has also blamed Democrats for the migrants' continued plight, citing their refusal to accept a bill that would fully fund the border wall and end family reunification visas. [Full Article...]

United Nations calls for Yemeni port top be kept open

United Nations calls for Yemeni port top be kept open Western countries have quietly backed the Arab coalition, but the threat of humanitarian catastrophe could unravel that support. The Houthis, from a Shia minority, deny being Tehran's pawns and say they took power in a popular revolt and are defending Yemen from invasion by its neighbours. [Full Article...]

Brexit: May Un-Surrenders to Tory Remainers, Faces Parliamentary Rebellion

Brexit: May Un-Surrenders to Tory Remainers, Faces Parliamentary Rebellion Prime Minister Theresa May defused a rebellion in parliament over her Brexit plans on Tuesday but only after having to compromise and hand lawmakers more control over Britain's departure from the European Union . But Mrs May told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show: "I did indeed meet a group of my fellow MPs". In an interview broadcast on Sunday, Lee said he planned to back Grieve's amendment, and in... [Full Article...]

5 dead after auto flips in Border Patrol chase in TX

5 dead after auto flips in Border Patrol chase in TX Border Patrol agents stopped two of the vehicles and made multiple arrests, but the third vehicle continued, the statement said. The crash Sunday morning on Highway 85 in Big Wells was the result of a chase that involved Border Patrol agents and Dimmit County deputies. [Full Article...]

Judge jails Manafort over witness tampering

Judge jails Manafort over witness tampering Judge Amy Berman Jackson made the decision to revoke Manafort's bail based on accusations of witness tampering after he contacted potential witnesses in his upcoming conspiracy trial. According to the court filing, Manafort began messaging and calling one of the witnesses in February shortly the unsealing of the indictment that included the allegations of unregistered lobbying related to the... [Full Article...]

Slain Kansas sheriff’s deputies both left behind children

Slain Kansas sheriff’s deputies both left behind children Fielder faced trial twice for the alleged murder of a 22-year-old. The shooting happened Friday as an unidentified inmate was being moved. Lyon County Undersheriff John Koelsch says inmate transfer situations carry an inherent danger. The officials declined to go into more specifics about how the shooting happened, though Bailiff said the deputies had "followed proper procedure". [Full Article...]

Killing of Pakistan Taliban chief 'significant'

Killing of Pakistan Taliban chief 'significant' Pakistan Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah was killed during a USA drone strike that took place in north-eastern Kunar, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) acknowledged that its leader had been killed, according to Turkey's Anadolu Agency . [Full Article...]

US prosecutors pull encrypted messages from phones seized in Cohen raids

US prosecutors pull encrypted messages from phones seized in Cohen raids Federal authorities have recovered some records they seized from Michael Cohen's home and office in an April raid , and they're still working to recover others, according to a court filing that was filed Friday. On Thursday, his lawyers asked a judge in Los Angeles to stop California attorney Michael Avenatti from a "publicity tour" that has included over 100 television appearances since ... [Full Article...]


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