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Feds detail plan on reuniting over 2,000 separated children in custody Feds detail plan on reuniting over 2,000 separated children in custody
- June 24, 2018

President Donald Trump signed an order this week to keep families detained together during immigration proceedings. Mr Trump had defended his approach before signing the order - reportedly following an intervention from his wife and daughter - and he and Vice President Mike Pence insisted the hard-line policy would continue. (more...)
#PermitPatty: Woman allegedly calls police on girl selling water in San Francisco
- June 24, 2018

The video has been extensively liked and shared on Twitter and Instagram , with the majority of the commentators jumping to the girl's defense and chiding the woman for what many see as racial bias and an example of white privilege. The woman can be seen on the phone as the young girl sells bottles of water outside her San Fransisco home. The woman on the phone then hits back saying: "And illegally selling water without a permit?" "Grown adults calling the police on eight-year-old black ... (more...)
Jacinda Ardern's partner shares PM's emotional first moment with daughter Jacinda Ardern's partner shares PM's emotional first moment with daughter
- June 24, 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern carries her newborn baby Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford as she walks out of the Auckland Hospital in New Zealand , June 24, 2018. "It was pretty special", she added. "I think this is why it's caught the imagination, in New Zealand , and globally". In a cute touch, Ms Ardern thanked New Zealanders for their gifts, especially the hand-knitted ones. (more...)
Melania Trump visits Texas child migrant detention centre Melania Trump visits Texas child migrant detention centre
- June 24, 2018

The president had insisted incorrectly that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because children can not go to jail with adults who are being criminally prosecuted for crossing the border illegally. (more...)
The internet exploded with celebration as New Zealand’s PM gave birth The internet exploded with celebration as New Zealand’s PM gave birth
- June 24, 2018

A spokesman for her office said, "Everyone is doing well if not a bit tired" after Ardern spent much of her first night as a mother feeding the newborn. "A wee girl evens up the numbers on our side as I have three boys and our sister has two girls", she said. Ardern's big sister, Louise Ardern, was also excited to welcome a new playmate for her daughter. (more...)
Read FP’s Coverage of Sunday’s Elections in Turkey Read FP’s Coverage of Sunday’s Elections in Turkey
- June 24, 2018

Muharrem Ince, presidential candidate of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), addresses his supporters during an election rally in Istanbul, Turkey June 23, 2018. Some critics feel the new president will wield too much power, and that Turkey lacks the checks and balances of other executive presidencies such as France or the United States. (more...)
Saudi women are on the roads and driving as ban is lifted Saudi women are on the roads and driving as ban is lifted
- June 24, 2018

Reem Daffa is the Vice President & Executive Director of the Saudi Arabian Public Relation Affairs Committee. In 2007, activists submitted a petition to the then-King Abdullah, asking for the right to drive. Many haven't had a chance to take the gender-segregated driving courses that were first offered to women only three months ago. Authorities have said that nine of 17 arrested people remain in prison, accused of undermining the kingdom's security and aiding enemies of the state. (more...)
5 charity workers gang-raped in India 5 charity workers gang-raped in India
- June 24, 2018

Police said that their tormentors also filmed the acts of sexual assault . A group of men subsequently barged the school and abducted them. "An FIR (First Information Report) and a statement in court has been lodged. Asking why the incident came to light after a day, Rishi Kant said, "Those at the school should have alerted the administration earlier". The individuals were attacked because they were outsiders. (more...)
Much Ado About Melania: US first lady does it her way
- June 24, 2018

President Trump has been under fire for his immigration policies as part of which the children of immigrant families are left behind while the parents are termed as the "prisoners". Since her husband took office, Melania Trump's wardrobe has served as her mood ring. On Wednesday, when signing the executive order to reverse the policy on separating children from parents, Donald Trump cited his daughter and his wife as influencing his decision. (more...)
Uber safety driver was watching TV moments before fatal collision Uber safety driver was watching TV moments before fatal collision
- June 24, 2018

Both Vasquez and Uber could still face civil liability in the case, Uber for potentially negligent hiring, training and supervision, said Bryant Walker Smith, a University of SC law professor who closely follows autonomous vehicles. Instead of the system, Uber relies on the human backup driver to intervene, the report stated. But the system is not created to alert the driver. The newly-released body cam video shows officers talking to the driver of the self-driving vehicle, 44-year-old ... (more...)
Jogger detained for 2 weeks after accidentally crossing U.S.-Canada border Jogger detained for 2 weeks after accidentally crossing U.S.-Canada border
- June 24, 2018

For proof, just ask 19-year-old Cedella Roman, who went out for a jog on the beach in British Columbia, inadvertently crossed into the USA, and was held for two weeks by US border authorities, reports the CBC . "I understood it was getting very serious and I started to cry a bit". Roman was released on June 6. -Canadian border, which measures 5,525 miles - the longest in the world - but isn't marked in the traditional way with a definitive boundary, such as the wall and the Rio Grande ... (more...)
Zimbabwe President, Mnangagwa survives explosion Zimbabwe President, Mnangagwa survives explosion
- June 24, 2018

Witnesses said several people were injured, including the Vice-President. Police were not immediately available for comment. Footage posted online showed the president waving to the crowd as he turned to step off the podium and walked into the open-sided VIP tent, where the explosion happened seconds later. (more...)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Gets Kicked Out of Restaurant Sarah Huckabee Sanders Gets Kicked Out of Restaurant
- June 23, 2018

Sara Sanders to leave your place", wrote one reviewer. She also got in a dig, noting that being asked to leave said more about the owner than her. All three administration officials - Sanders, Nielsen and Miller - played leading roles in implementing or defending the Trump administration's family separation policy. (more...)
Melania visits US-Mexico border amid crisis over family separations Melania visits US-Mexico border amid crisis over family separations
- June 23, 2018

But now failure may come at a steeper price as Republicans - and Trump - raise expectations that the party in control of Congress and the White House can fix the nation's long-standing immigration problems. "The Flores Settlement prohibits the indefinite detention of children - even with their families - and any order to undermine this critical protection will be immediately challenged in court", said senior Democratic Senator Dick Durbin. (more...)
Concerns mount over 'serious divergences' on Brexit border issue Concerns mount over 'serious divergences' on Brexit border issue
- June 23, 2018

They said: "In practice, the Prime Minister's position on issues such as customs arrangements and regulatory alignment appears increasingly hard to reconcile with the red lines, but she can not come clean because she is held hostage by the Brexiteers in her Cabinet and party". (more...)
United States preparing in DMZ for return of troop remains from North Korea United States preparing in DMZ for return of troop remains from North Korea
- June 23, 2018

Dead people are one of the few resources Kim Jong-un has in abundance. The national emergency has been in place since 2008 amid tensions between the U.S. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to meet with North Korean officials "at the earliest possible date "to implement the outcome of the recent leaders' summit", according to the State Department on Thursday". (more...)
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara charged with fraud Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara charged with fraud
- June 23, 2018

The charges are the culmination of years of investigation into Sara Netanyahu's official expenses. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (third L), His wife Sara Netanyahu (second L) Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner (C), US President's daughter Ivanka Trump at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem in May in Jerusalem . (more...)
Several people killed in blast at Ethiopia Prime Minister’s rally Several people killed in blast at Ethiopia Prime Minister’s rally
- June 23, 2018

After the blast, dozens of people stormed the stage, hurling various objects at police, shouting: "Woyane down, down", and "Woyane thief", using a pejorative term for the government, the AFP correspondent said. Ethiopia has been riven by years of protests by people who feel marginalised. 'For the past 100 years hate has done a great deal of damage to us, ' he added. (more...)
At raucous rally, Trump touts hawkish immigration plans At raucous rally, Trump touts hawkish immigration plans
- June 23, 2018

He fumed over what he deemed "dishonest" coverage of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Melanie Musick of Duluth said she does not agree with the executive order . "My friends, we are the last Midwestern state still dominated by Democrats whose sole goal is to resist, block and obstruct President Trump's agenda", Minnesota Republican Party chair Jennifer Carnahan told rally-goers. (more...)
Republicans should 'stop wasting their time on immigration' Republicans should 'stop wasting their time on immigration'
- June 23, 2018

The party should stop working on immigration reform , the president wrote on Friday morning, "until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November". "No one has more to lose in November than the president does when it comes to the majority in the House, because if this majority flips over to being a Democrat, there will be a big push for impeachment", said Rep. (more...)
Uber operator was watching `The Voice' before fatal self-driving crash
- June 23, 2018

A report published by the Tempe Police Department says that Rafaela Vasquez was repeatedly looking down prior to the fatal crash . She also claimed that neither her personal or business phones were in use at the time of the crash. Uber prohibits safety drivers from using any mobile device while behind the wheel. "We plan to share more on the changes we'll make to our program soon", the statement said. (more...)
Trump’s migrant policy: First blowback, then about-face Trump’s migrant policy: First blowback, then about-face
- June 23, 2018

While the establishment media and Democrats have focused primarily on this tiny sample of child border crossers taken from the adults they traveled across the border with, the number of American children who have been separated from their parents is vastly higher. (more...)
Trump Reportedly Threw Starburst At Angela Merkel During G7 Summit Trump Reportedly Threw Starburst At Angela Merkel During G7 Summit
- June 22, 2018

In the end he agreed and said, okay, I'll sign it. "Here, Angela, don't say I never give you anything", he said. The exchange, described on CBS News by Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer, sheds further light on the tense atmosphere depicted in the now famous photograph of the meeting, in which Trump appears with his arms crossed and a defiant scowl across his face. (more...)
Brexit: Theresa May Avoids Defeat Over Brexit: Theresa May Avoids Defeat Over "Meaningful Vote"
- June 22, 2018

The legislation subsequently returned to the Upper House in the final stage of "parliamentary ping-pong", where it passed without a vote. The House of Commons rejected by 319-303 a proposal to require Parliament's approval before the government agrees to a final divorce deal with the European Union - or before walking away from the bloc without an agreement. (more...)
Trump Signs Executive Order on Immigration to Keep Families Together Trump Signs Executive Order on Immigration to Keep Families Together
- June 22, 2018

Both first lady Melania Trump and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen reportedly had roles in the changing course. Critics warn the order will lead to the indefinite detention of entire families. Trump said during a White House meeting with members of Congress that, "We want to keep families together". "Do we look away, or do we choose to see something of ourselves and our children?" Doctors and lawyers who have visited the shelters in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley said ... (more...)
Donald Trump Announces Donald Trump Announces "Military Space-Force"
- June 22, 2018

It was also brought up when addressing the West Point football team during their visit to the White House , when he told his guests, "We're getting very big in space, both militarily and for other reasons, and we are seriously thinking of the Space Force". (more...)
Trump to sign decree to end migrant family separations Trump to sign decree to end migrant family separations
- June 22, 2018

And it is likely to open a new legal battle - under the terms of a 1997 court agreement known as the Flores settlement, the federal government agreed to hold immigrant minors no longer than 20 days. Cecilia Muñoz, Obama's top domestic policy adviser, said his administration did consider a similar policy, but decided not to go through with it. On Tuesday Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Caso said the practice was "cruel and inhuman", and clearly violated human rights. (more...)
Priest loses temper and slaps crying baby during baptismal service Priest loses temper and slaps crying baby during baptismal service
- June 22, 2018

It was learnt that the clergyman was obviously irritated at the loud noise by the child during the baptism, and raised his voice over the baby's crying, apparently speaking directly to the child. " This is in front of cameras, what would happen behind the scenes when you leave a priest and a child alone? " one person wrote . People on YouTube took to the comments section to express their outrage at the priest's behavior. (more...)
Indonesian ferry may have had 192 on board, official says Indonesian ferry may have had 192 on board, official says
- June 22, 2018

An estimated 18 people had been rescued and one passenger was confirmed dead after the ferry sank on Monday. Later at a press conference, Syaugi added: "There are many people who have reported their relatives missing, but whether they were on the boat or not we don't know". (more...)
Forced displacement at record 68.5 million people - UNHCR - English Forced displacement at record 68.5 million people - UNHCR - English
- June 22, 2018

There were also 2,100 claims from the United States, but these were mostly US -born children of third-country nationals who were living in the United States before seeking protection in Canada. Turkey, Bangladesh and Uganda alone received over half of all new refugees past year. Africa (excluding North Africa) sheltered 31.4 per cent of the world's refugees; the Asia Pacific region, 21.1 per cent; and the Middle East and North Africa, 13.6 per cent. (more...)

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