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World Afghanistan peace marchers reach Kabul, 'tired of war'
Author: 0 Afghanistan peace marchers reach Kabul, 'tired of war'

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned Saturday's suicide attack claimed by the Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group that killed and injured dozens of people in Eastern Afghanistan , IRNA reported. Ghani's extension of the government's eight-day ceasefire, which had been due to expire Tuesday night, drew immediate worldwide support and calls for the Taliban to follow suit.

World Recording of Children Crying Adds to Anger over US Policy
Author: 0 Recording of Children Crying Adds to Anger over US Policy

US President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the US-Mexico border.

World How U.S. Congress proposes to solve their immigration crisis
Author: 0 How U.S. Congress proposes to solve their immigration crisis

Numerous Republican and Democratic lawmakers have called for Trump to abandon the border policy as indefensible. Children in custody rest in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday. Tuesday's huddle between Trump and Republican lawmakers will be closely watched, in part to see whether any of them dare to directly confront the president.

World Blow for May as UK parliament rejects Brexit laws
Author: 0 Blow for May as UK parliament rejects Brexit laws

Expected Lords amendments to the Brexit legislation are set to return to the Commons on Wednesday. The question is by how much? Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans face rejection by parliament's upper chamber on Monday, setting the stage for a confrontation with pro-EU rebel lawmakers later in the week which could rock her minority government.

World What it's like inside a Border Patrol processing facility
Author: 0 What it's like inside a Border Patrol processing facility

Customs and Border Protection. Refusing to bow to police commands, the driver of the black SUV, carrying undocumented immigrants, continued to press the pedal to the metal, until the vehicle flipped off a highway in Big Wells, about 130 miles southwest of San Antonio .

World Former Trump aide Lewandowski mocks immigrant child with Down syndrome
Author: 0 Former Trump aide Lewandowski mocks immigrant child with Down syndrome

Zac Petkanas , a Democratic strategist, was telling the story when Lewandowski said "womp womp" and rolled his eyes. Lewandowski had said prior to Petkanas relaying the story of the girl with Down syndrome that "as soon as you cross the border illegally, you have committed an act which is a disservice to all of the people who have stood in line and waited to get into this country legally".

World India for customs duty hike on 30 US items
Author: 0 India for customs duty hike on 30 US items

India has dragged U.S. to the dispute settlement mechanism in WTO over a step taken by Trump administration in which it levied 25 percent additional tariff on steel and 10 percent on aluminium. This is the first time that India has levied retaliatory tariffs on any country. India had asked the USA government to exempt it from its 25% levy on steel and 10% on aluminium imposed by President Donald Trump on grounds of national security.

World BJP pulls out of an alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir
Author: 0 BJP pulls out of an alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir

She added that her target was to save Article 370 that gives special status to the state and PDP did that for 3-4 years. "What I have been talking about all this while, only our healing touch policy will work in Jammu and Kashmir". The assassination of prominent journalist and Rising Kashmir founder Shujaat Bukhari and his two Personal Security Officers (PSOs) in the heart of the Srinagar has raised many question marks on the police force and security agencies .

World China Retaliates With New Tariffs as Trump’s Trade War Escalates
Author: 0 China Retaliates With New Tariffs as Trump’s Trade War Escalates

China denies this and responded swiftly by announcing tariffs of its own. Shares of Boeing Co, the single largest US exporter to China, closed down 1.3 percent after paring earlier losses. Another round of trade talks took place in Beijing earlier this month but failed to yield any breakthroughs. "These practices. harm our economic and national security and deepen our already massive trade imbalance with China", Trump said.

World Israel strikes launchers of burning kites from Gaza Strip › Medicine Hat News
Author: 0 Israel strikes launchers of burning kites from Gaza Strip › Medicine Hat News

Earlier in the day the Israeli military said it struck nine Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in a bid to deter Palestinians from launching incendiary kites and balloons into Israel. Despite that threat, Friday saw the lowest protest turnout by Palestinians congregating at the Israel-Gaza fence since the protests began on March 30.

World Trump promises Apple he won’t put tariff on iPhones
Author: 0 Trump promises Apple he won’t put tariff on iPhones

In an editorial, the English-language China Daily , often used by Beijing to get its message out to the rest of the world, said the United States had failed to honour an agreement on rebalancing trade, referencing a deal stuck in May for China to significantly increase purchases of USA goods and services.

World Trump Administration to Announce US Withdrawal From UN Human Rights Council
Author: 0 Trump Administration to Announce US Withdrawal From UN Human Rights Council

Ms Haley a year ago accused the council of "chronic anti-Israel bias" and said the U.S. was reviewing its membership. Labeling the UNHRC a "cesspool of political bias", Haley lambasted the Council for ignoring grievous human rights abuses by its own members, among them Venezuela and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

World Canada has voted to legalise cannabis for recreational use
Author: 0 Canada has voted to legalise cannabis for recreational use

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals had made legalizing recreational use of marijuana part of their successful 2015 election campaign, arguing the new law would keep pot out of the hands of underage users and reduce related crime. The government accepted 27 of them and tweaked two others. Senators now have to decide whether to defer to the will of the elected government or insist on some or all of their amendments, digging in for a protracted parliamentary battle.

World Deputy sexually assaulted young girl, threatened to deport mom: cops
Author: 0 Deputy sexually assaulted young girl, threatened to deport mom: cops

While the case is ongoing, Salazar said investigators believe the abuse by Nunez, 47, had been ongoing for several months - if not several years. Salazar told reporters that " another heartbreaking aspect " of the case was that Nunez used the Guatemalan mother's undocumented immigrant status " to his advantage " to keep her quiet.

World First lady Melania Trump
Author: 0 First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently directed border and immigration authorities to implement a zero-tolerance policy for prosecuting individuals who enter the US illegally. This is a Trump policy - he owns this, and the Democrats are the only ones trying to fix it. Ring of Fire's Farron Cousins discusses this. After touring a processing center in McAllen, Texas on Sunday , a group of Democratic lawmakers warned of the "irreparable harm" caused by the separations, repeating a ...

World London police say no serious injuries in minor subway blast
Author: 0 London police say no serious injuries in minor subway blast

A small number of people have been treated at the scene by London Ambulance. There have also been reports of a suspicious package at the station. As police's investigations continue, parts of the Piccadilly line have been closed while trains are now not stopping at Southgate due to concerns following the incident.

World Sessions on Border Controversy: 'We're Doing the Right Thing' - Leah Barkoukis
Author: 0 Sessions on Border Controversy: 'We're Doing the Right Thing' - Leah Barkoukis

More than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at border crossings and placed in detention centers, according to the Department of Homeland Security. The emotional toll for migrant children caught at the border is not new. USA officials have argued that the children are well cared for and that the government has high standards for the detention centers where they are being housed.

World Caracas Nightclub Stampede Leaves 17 Dead
Author: 0 Caracas Nightclub Stampede Leaves 17 Dead

The device went off around 3 a.m. during the fight and caused a stampede of people running to the exit, the Interior Minister said on state TV, according to Reuters UK . The interior ministry ordered the nightclub to be shut down and is coordinating with the public ministry to carry out the necessary investigations.

World Seoul says North Korea sanctions may be eased before full denuclearisation
Author: 0 Seoul says North Korea sanctions may be eased before full denuclearisation

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed on Monday that there had been no call between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . Amid fears the summit would weaken the global coalition against the North's nuclear programme, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed after the meeting that sanctions would remain in place until North Korea's complete denuclearisation.

World Comedian raped and murdered after sending text:
Author: 0 Comedian raped and murdered after sending text: "I'm nearly home safe, HBU"

He was arrested on Wednesday night after handing himself into authorities after police released images of a man they wanted to speak to about Dixon's death. 'I'm nearly home safe, HBU [how about you],' she wrote to Mr Magnuson at about midnight. In a tweet , TV personality Julia Morris called her death "despicable".

World Melania Trump ‘hates’ separating migrant kids from parents
Author: 0 Melania Trump ‘hates’ separating migrant kids from parents

Nielsen could offer an authoritative voice on the matter, Trump and other top officials believed, and she underwent extensive preparation ahead of the briefing. There is no such law. Over the last five years, though, migrants have figured out how to exploit that system, realizing they can get more lenient treatment if they arrive as families, and figuring that if they claim asylum, even with dubious cases, they can often get released into the USA where they can disappear into the shadows.

World Israel Arrests Former Government Minister for Iran Spying
Author: 0 Israel Arrests Former Government Minister for Iran Spying

Israeli police said Segev was arrested last month on his return to Israel after being refused entry to the West African state of Equatorial Guinea because of his criminal record. According to Israel, Segev maintained contacts with Israeli citizens in the defense and security sectors, as well as with Israeli diplomats in order to obtain information.

World DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Defends Separation Of Families At The Border
Author: 0 DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Defends Separation Of Families At The Border

However, no law requires the administration to separate families at the border. Nielsen is the latest administration official to be called out for misleading statements on the policy. § 1325 (a), illegal entry. The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act was signed by President George W. Bush in 2008, and ensured that children who arrive at the US-Mexico border unaccompanied are "exempt from prompt return to their home country", unless those countries ...

World Former FBI Boss Comey Used Personal Email During Clinton Case
Author: 0 Former FBI Boss Comey Used Personal Email During Clinton Case

That investigation loomed over most of the presidential campaign, and Horowitz and his investigators uncovered no proof that political opinions at the FBI influenced its outcome. Mueller, the former FBI director enlisted by the Justice Department to be special counsel in May 2017, has overseen the wide-ranging investigation that to date has brought charges against 20 individuals.

World White House Now Says Trump Will Support 'Moderate' Immigration Bill
Author: 0 White House Now Says Trump Will Support 'Moderate' Immigration Bill

The chaos only added to GOP worries about the issue of immigration , which has split the party in two in the House. Leaders of the conservative bloc said they were waiting to see a final bill before weighing in. Among them, family-related visas for the married children or adult siblings of USA citizens as well as the 55,000 visas now available under the diversity lottery system for immigrants from other represented countries, including many in Africa.

Author: 0 Trump Blames Democrats While DHS Chief Defends Family Separation

Nielsen said she was unaware of the photos, but she would look into it. But images and videos across social media as well as a plethora of well-reported stories have offered substantial evidence to the contrary, relaying stories and even showing tent cities created for undocumented children separated from their families .

Author: 0 Melania calls for end to Trump's child separation policy

Almost 2000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new "zero-tolerance" policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution.

World Strong earthquake near Osaka, Japan, causes scattered damage
Author: 0 Strong earthquake near Osaka, Japan, causes scattered damage

The morning commute was disrupted, as dozens of domestic flights in and out of Osaka were grounded, while train and subway service in the Osaka area including the bullet train were suspended to check for damage. No abnormalities were reported at the Takahama, Mihama and Oi nuclear plants in central Japan, according to Kansai Electric. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters the government was "working united, with its first priority on saving people's lives".

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