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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.

World Trump Blames Democrats While DHS Chief Defends Family Separation
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".

World USA air strike targets Pakistan Taliban chief in Afghanistan
Author: 0 USA air strike targets Pakistan Taliban chief in Afghanistan

Islamabad is considered key to persuading Afghan Taliban leaders, who Washington believes shelter in Pakistan, to open negotiations to end the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan . In his meetings with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and U.S. General John Nicholson, who commands American forces and NATO's non-combatant Resolute Support mission, Bajwa discussed bilateral and counterterrorism cooperation.

World PM's compromise on Brexit branded unacceptable by pro-EU Tories
Author: 0 PM's compromise on Brexit branded unacceptable by pro-EU Tories

That compromise amendment - set to be voted on in the Lords on Monday - was published on Thursday afternoon, and prompted an immediate backlash from Tory MPs who believe they have been betrayed. The latest development means that the House of Lords are unlikely to accept the government's latest offer and will return the Bill to the House of Commons next week with a fresh amendment.

World Ongoing trade tiff has PM scoring major points among Canadians
Author: 0 Ongoing trade tiff has PM scoring major points among Canadians

Centinaio, a League member, said that his decision did not reflect just the nationalist position of his party, but that "doubts over this agreement are common among my European colleagues". Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called the tariffs "insulting" because they are based on the premise Canada poses a national security risk to the USA and has announced dollar-for-dollar retaliatory duties on a wide range of American imports.

World First lady spokeswoman: Melania Trump 'hates to see' families separated at border
Author: 0 First lady spokeswoman: Melania Trump 'hates to see' families separated at border

Melania Trump released a statement on June 17 expressing her heartbreak over the desperate crisis created by little children being separated from their parents at the southern border under orders from the Trump administration. As reported by the Associated Press: "From April 19 to May 31, 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults, according to Homeland Security statistics".

World 9yo girl, elderly man killed as 6.1 quake strikes Japan
Author: 0 9yo girl, elderly man killed as 6.1 quake strikes Japan

The Osaka prefectural government's disaster management department says two people - an elderly man and a nine-year-old girl - were found dead, while a Ibaraki city official confirmed a third victim, aged 84. "There are fears that the risk of house collapses and landslides has increased in the areas shaken strongly", said Toshiyuki Matsumori, in charge of monitoring quakes at the agency.

World Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon was a 'joyous and independent spirit'
Author: 0 Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon was a 'joyous and independent spirit'

And she really had just started to find her feet as a performer. She was later found dead, just minutes from where she had been performing, just a few hours before. "We'll never change a thing until we do". Authorities said she had been raped and murdered. But many hit out at the police for issuing the warning, saying it was victim blaming.

World Border patrol chase ends in deadly crash, at least five killed
Author: 0 Border patrol chase ends in deadly crash, at least five killed

Officials say the vehicle was traveling over 100 miles per hour when it ran off the road and caught gravel, causing it to roll over. The driver and passenger are US citizens and are likely to face state and federal charges, Boyd said. Some injured were taken by helicopter to San Antonio, about 90 miles (144.83 kilometres) northeast. Boyd said a total of 14 people were inside the SUV and several were ejected out of the vehicle when it rolled onto Highway 85.

World One dead and multiple injured in NJ art festival shooting
Author: 0 One dead and multiple injured in NJ art festival shooting

More victims were at Capital Health Systems in Trenton. "It's bad, I feel bad, especially on Fathers' Day", Mr Rivas said. Onofri said that two suspects opened fire around 2:45am local time during the festival. "I had a walkie-talkie and said, 'All hell just broke loose here, '" said Bruce Toth, who has been curating the free, public art event for the past 12 years and says he was 20 feet away from the gunfire.