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China blasts Trump's new tariff threat as 'blackmail' China blasts Trump's new tariff threat as 'blackmail'
- June 19, 2018

China will fight back firmly with "qualitative" and "quantitative" measures if the United States publishes an additional list of tariffs on Chinese goods , the commerce ministry said, accusing the USA of initiating a trade war. Starting July 6, the USA tariffs will go into effect for 818 Chinese products worth $34 billion a year in imports; the remaining tariffs won't go into effect until the administration collects more public feedback. (more...)
Thomas Markle claims Prince Harry told him to 'give Trump a chance' Thomas Markle claims Prince Harry told him to 'give Trump a chance'
- June 19, 2018

George's Chapel on May 19, but a scathing photo scandal and health concerns resulted in him having to cancel last minute, throwing a royal flaw into an otherwise flawless day. "I think Trump has had his chances a hundred times now". I was presented as a hermit hiding out in Mexico but obviously that was a mistake and went wrong. (more...)
Trump slams media coverage of North Korea summit Trump slams media coverage of North Korea summit
- June 19, 2018

The annual August exercises are known as Ulchi Freedom Guardian and typically last about 10 days. "Through close discussions with the United States, [the two countries] made a decision to suspend all of the planned activities regarding Freedom Guardian military drills", the South Korean Defence Ministry said in a statement. (more...)
In Australia brutally raped and killed famous comedian In Australia brutally raped and killed famous comedian
- June 19, 2018

She was intelligent and a natural on stage, but would go minutes without a laugh, testing whether her gags were as amusing out loud as they were inside her head. The laughs are what unites the community she leaves behind, and what will help them cope with her tragic death. "This is an area of high community activity", said local superintendent David Clayton. (more...)
Republicans abandon Donald Trump over 'zero tolerance' border policy
- June 19, 2018

Sessions, on Monday, echoed the administration's defense of the zero tolerance policy, and called on Congress to act. The children are believed to be between 4 and 10 years of age, and they're crying because their parents have been detained elsewhere after crossing the U.S. (more...)
Former MK and Minister Arrested for Spying for Iran Former MK and Minister Arrested for Spying for Iran
- June 19, 2018

He served a five-year sentence for attempting to smuggle thousands of ecstasy pills from Amsterdam to Israel, claiming he thought they were M&Ms. Segev, a former doctor whose medical license was revoked, was released from prison in 2007 and had been living in Africa in recent years. (more...)
Alabama bishop calls on government to reunite immigrant families Alabama bishop calls on government to reunite immigrant families
- June 19, 2018

Nielsen's unexpected appearance at the daily briefing capped days of harrowing coverage of the plight of at least 2,000 children who have been separated from their parents at the U.S. Trump's tirade went on so long that many present began fidgeting in their seats and flashing grimaces, White House aides said. "Congress and the courts created this problem, and Congress alone can fix it", Nielsen said. (more...)
Trump proposes new tariffs on $200B worth of Chinese goods
- June 19, 2018

China is the main perpetrator. Trump said that the new tariff would go into effect if the Chinese government did not lower recently announced tariffs on USA goods and failed to address the theft of U.S. "We were actually preparing to raise imports according to an earlier government line", he added, referring to a Beijing policy enacted earlier this year to help reduce the United States trade deficit with China. (more...)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's leadership under threat over migrant policy German Chancellor Angela Merkel's leadership under threat over migrant policy
- June 19, 2018

Merkel's supporters argue that turning back migrants unilaterally would simply dump the problem on Mediterranean countries such as Italy and Greece, which would also weaken the European Union itself. Soeder has talked of a need to end "asylum tourism". "I can not work with this woman any more", he was quoted as saying. "There is a context here of rising criminality, which to a statistical degree is part of the migrant problem", he said, adding that Democrats in the US and Merkel in Germany ... (more...)
One person confirmed dead as van ploughs into crowd at PinkPop festival One person confirmed dead as van ploughs into crowd at PinkPop festival
- June 19, 2018

The festival ended late on Sunday with a performance by Bruno Mars. Belgian police joined in the search for the white Fiat Doblo van, which had a Dutch licence plate according to witnesses. The incident occurred only hours after Bruno Mars closed the three-day festival with a headline set. A sold-out crowd came to see Pearl Jam, the Foo Fighters and others. (more...)
One dead, multiple injured in shooting at New Jersey art festival One dead, multiple injured in shooting at New Jersey art festival
- June 19, 2018

One person, suspected to be behind the shooting , has been killed according to local officials. Onofri said that "numerous physical altercations" had broken out at the venue prior to the shooting, and that police tried to shut down the event as "there was a report that the mood inside the venue had been changing". (more...)
Trump directs Pentagon to form a Space Force military branch Trump directs Pentagon to form a Space Force military branch
- June 19, 2018

Trump did say in a statement that the Space Force's goal will be to oversee the safety of US spacecraft and astronauts. He described the proposed new entity as a matter of national security that is meant to be " separate but equal " to the Air Force , which now has supremacy over the space domain. (more...)
Blasts kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria Blasts kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria
- June 19, 2018

The blasts hit the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening and residents say at least 31 people died. "Other victims with less critical cases, we learned, have been taken to the Biu General hospital while some were admitted at the Damboa general hospital", said the source who refused to be named because he is not permitted to speak with the press. (more...)
Three die after being hit by London train Three die after being hit by London train
- June 19, 2018

British Transport Police issued a media release saying three people had been struck by a train. Transport police said the three were hit by a train, according to the Associated Press - but the circumstances surrounding their deaths were not immediately clear. (more...)
Abortion to avoid birth defects is like Nazi eugenics: pope Abortion to avoid birth defects is like Nazi eugenics: pope
- June 19, 2018

However, during unscripted remarks at Forum delle Famiglie, an Italian group for Catholic families, he closed the door on the idea of same-sex couples forming a family within the Church. It comes just weeks after Ireland voted to change its constitution to legalise abortion . The Jesuit pope has integrated his opposition to abortion into his broader condemnation of what he calls today's "throwaway culture". (more...)
Homeland Security chief defends separating families at border
- June 19, 2018

Todd Schulte, president of the advocacy group FWD.us, added that the DHS website also contains a flyer outlining "the steps a parent in Border Patrol or ICE custody can take to locate their child, once said child has been separated from them". (more...)
Video shows Border Patrol SUV strike Native American man, drive away Video shows Border Patrol SUV strike Native American man, drive away
- June 19, 2018

Remes told the Arizona Daily Star he stepped out into the road because he thought the agent driving the vehicle might try to strike him. He said he was in front of his house, about 10 miles south of Sells, and saw the Border Patrol vehicle, then stepped into the dirt road on goal and started recording the vehicle because, "I know they'll try to hit me". (more...)
Former Israeli minister charged with spying for Iran: Shin Bet
- June 18, 2018

The former energy and infrastructure minister - who also spent time in jail for drug smuggling, forgery and fraud - was arrested on suspicion of assisting the enemy in a time of war, spying against the State of Israel, and providing intelligence to the enemy. (more...)
Trump says he won't let USA become 'migrant camp' Trump says he won't let USA become 'migrant camp'
- June 18, 2018

Seven House Democrats made a surprise visit to a detention facility in Elizabeth , New Jersey, on Sunday, on the US Father's Day, and said they were blocked for almost two hours before finally being allowed to see the parents who had been separated from their children. (more...)
Trump orders creation of 'Space Force' equal to Air Force
- June 18, 2018

Trump has previously hinted at interest in a Space Force several times before, including last month when he awarded the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to the U.S. "What we hope to do is have a more user-friendly approach...we hope to see people get more rapid information on when they can launch, more flexibility on their launch windows going up, [and to] see satellites having to maneuver less often because of potential collision risk". (more...)
Indonesian Woman Swallowed Whole By 23-Foot Python
- June 18, 2018

An Indonesian woman who went missing while checking her vegetable garden has been found inside a 23-foot-long python's stomach. The bloated snake was found close to the victim's belongings, including her sandals and a flashlight. "When they cut open the snake's belly they found Tiba's body still intact with all her clothes", Faris said. But humans? That's supposed to be as rare as 'winning the lottery while being struck by lightning at the same time'. (more...)
Sheriff: Texas Deputy Sexually Abused 4-Year-Old Undocumented Immigrant
- June 18, 2018

He was arrested early on Sunday morning after the girl's mother sought help from a local fire department. Salazar said investigators believe the girl had been assaulted multiple times over the course of several months. He declined to comment on the girl's residency status. "This suspect utilized that to place the mother in fear that she would be deported if she did report it. (more...)
China retaliates immediately after United States announces tariffs China retaliates immediately after United States announces tariffs
- June 18, 2018

Ten days later, the White House abruptly said it would proceed with the tariffs . China also appealed to other countries to pressure the U.S. to end recent protectionist trade policies. Canada also harvests the same species of lobster and is a major trading partner with China. At the daily briefing here, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said, "If the USA side adopts unilateralism and protectionism and damages China's interests, we will respond in the first instance and ... (more...)
Trump supports Republican immigration bills in U.S. House: White House Trump supports Republican immigration bills in U.S. House: White House
- June 18, 2018

It shifts away from the nation's longtime preference for family immigration to a new system that prioritizes entry based on merits and skills. "That's why we need more clarity". The looming issues reflect growing challenges for Republican lawmakers trying to gauge how far to take their differences with a president who remains popular with GOP voters. (more...)
Strike on east Syria killed 52 pro-regime fighters
- June 18, 2018

The Damascus sky lights up missile fire as the USA launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the capital early Saturday, April 14, 2018. "There have been no strikes by U.S. or Coalition forces in that area", the coalition's press office said. Details on the strike were still scant, but U.S. (more...)
Injured former Cambodian PM Ranariddh sent to Thai hospital Injured former Cambodian PM Ranariddh sent to Thai hospital
- June 18, 2018

Cambodia's Prince Norodom Ranariddh was seriously injured, and his wife killed, in a auto crash on Sunday in the southwestern coastal city of Sihanoukville, police said. Ranariddh was Cambodia's co-prime minister for four years in an uneasy power-sharing arrangement with Hun Sen after his party won a United Nations-organised election in 1993. (more...)
One dead after van hits people at music festival in the Netherlands
- June 18, 2018

The incident took place at the "Pink Pop" concert, a popular festival being held in Limburg province in the south of the Netherlands. Belgian police joined in the search for the white Fiat Doblo van, which had a Dutch licence plate according to witnesses. (more...)
Russell Moore: Bible Passage Jeff Sessions Used Doesn't 'Affirm Status Quo' Russell Moore: Bible Passage Jeff Sessions Used Doesn't 'Affirm Status Quo'
- June 18, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions referred to Romans 13 in a speech Thursday to law enforcement officials in Fort Wayne, Ind., quoting the Apostle Paul's instruction to "obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the goal of order". (more...)
Saudi-led coalition has launched airstrikes on airport in Yemen's Hodeida
- June 18, 2018

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash, speaking to reporters in Dubai, said the alliance was calibrating its military strategy to take heed of the "fragile humanitarian situation". He declined to reveal the size of coalition forces but said they had "numerical superiority". This image grab taken from a AFPTV video shows Yemeni pro-government forces gathering at the south of Hodeida airport, in Yemen's Hodeida province, on June 15, 2018. (more...)
Melania Trump 'hates to see' children separated from their families
- June 18, 2018

On 'Fox & Friends, ' Homeland Security secretary says the need for action on border security is clear. US border authorities are executing the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy toward undocumented immigrants. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our worldwide boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. U.S. religious leaders have castigated the policy. (more...)

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