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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern enters hospital to give birth New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern enters hospital to give birth
- June 21, 2018

Ardern's due date was June 17. Ardern's office confirmed she had arrived at the hospital with partner Clarke Gayford. Mr Peters - a colourful political veteran and head of the populist New Zealand First party - had already taken over some of Ms Ardern's duties in recent days, including running cabinet meetings in the capital of Wellington while she stayed close to home in Auckland. (more...)
Secret Service notified after Peter Fonda's tweet Secret Service notified after Peter Fonda's tweet
- June 21, 2018

Mr. Fonda, the younger brother of actress and liberal activist Jane Fonda , was responding to Tuesday's joint White House press briefing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen. I have a odd suspicion that they wont do anything", Trump Jr. tweeted on Wednesday. Actor Peter Fonda , who's furious over the Trump administration's policy of separating undocumented children from their families at the southern US border, has apologized for a tweet which ... (more...)
Israeli ministers green light bill to ban filming soldiers in West Bank Israeli ministers green light bill to ban filming soldiers in West Bank
- June 20, 2018

The initiator of the bill Robert Ilatov noted that the situation in which any activist leftist organizations, often receiving financial support from overseas, can freely document the actions of the soldiers during the execution of their duties, is absurd. (more...)
President Trump wants to conquer Mars and dominate space President Trump wants to conquer Mars and dominate space
- June 20, 2018

He said the new branch's creation will be overseen by Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. We must have American dominance in space. It is going to be something. The idea could require the U.S.to withdraw from the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, which prohibits the deployment of weapons of mass destruction but not conventional arms in space. (more...)
Lackluster so far, tropical disturbance still forecast to bring substantial rain Lackluster so far, tropical disturbance still forecast to bring substantial rain
- June 20, 2018

Highs on Wednesday are only expected to reach the low 80s, with some areas never even making it out of the 70s. The hurricane center said Bud was expected to dissipate on Saturday over the high terrain of the Mexican state of Sonora. On Thursday, the Summer Solstice occurs at 5:07 AM CDT, meaning the official start to summer. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect just to our south (including most of the Texas coast line) though none of us in the area are under that watch. (more...)
President Trump: Will sign ‘something’ to keep immigrant families together
- June 20, 2018

Bowing to pressure from the tech industry and politicians , President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he plans to stop the separation of immigrant families at the US-Mexico border. One official said it was the Justice Department that generated the legal strategy that is codified in the executive order, and disputed the notion that Homeland Security was involved in drawing up the document. (more...)
Separation of families at border ‘immoral’ - Pope Separation of families at border ‘immoral’ - Pope
- June 20, 2018

Francis told the news service that he supports the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which has called the policy "immoral" and "contrary to our Catholic values". Pope Francis echoed those sentiments. In his interview with Reuters, Francis said he is "on the side of the bishops' conference" and "respect [s]" its position. (more...)
Mexico calls migrant children separation ‘cruel and inhumane’, urges rethink Mexico calls migrant children separation ‘cruel and inhumane’, urges rethink
- June 20, 2018

The children are being sent to three centers in Combes, Raymondville and Brownsville in southern Texas, which have been repurposed to house the youngest migrants, including those younger than 5, The Associated Press reported Tuesday evening. (more...)
Duke alum Stephen Miller 'instrumental' in Trump's policy to separate migrant families Duke alum Stephen Miller 'instrumental' in Trump's policy to separate migrant families
- June 20, 2018

Miller is reportedly working with a team of officials from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, and Labor Department to finalize these proposals by September. But Miller has proved undaunted. Davis explained she and Shear interviewed Miller "the week before last" and the White House did not want the audio to be used once " The Daily " made a decision to do an episode based on the conversation. (more...)
Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy
- June 20, 2018

Trump discussed immigration during remarks in front of the National Federation of Independent Business's 75th anniversary celebration. "We have no wall". In fact , Politico reports that Stephen Miller and other top administration officials are planning a further crackdown on legal and legal immigration, with the goal, according to a Republican close to the White House , being "to arm Trump with enough data and statistics by early September to show voters that he fulfilled his immigration ... (more...)
Trump comments on immigration following meeting with Republicans Trump comments on immigration following meeting with Republicans
- June 20, 2018

But she told reporters that children taken by the government are treated humanely . He did not elaborate. "The administration's current family separation policy is an affront to the decency of the American people, and contrary to principles and values upon which our nation was founded". (more...)
China ‘expresses regret’ over U.S. withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council China ‘expresses regret’ over U.S. withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council
- June 20, 2018

After several months of threats, the Trump Administration has finally made a decision to pull out of the United Nations' Human Rights Council. "The only thing worse than a council that does nearly nothing to protect human rights is a council that covers for human-rights abuses-and is therefore an obstacle to progress and an impediment to change". (more...)
FBI Agent Removed From Probe Over Anti-Trump Texts Escorted From Building FBI Agent Removed From Probe Over Anti-Trump Texts Escorted From Building
- June 20, 2018

To put this in context, the IG report states: " Strzok and Page were communicating on their FBI-issued phones as part of an extramarital affair". We are intending to follow-up on that, ' he said. Horowitz cited what he called "the absence of exigent circumstances the frequency with which the use of personal email occurred". Now you can see that we were right with the Horowitz report. (more...)
White House deputy chief of staff to resign
- June 20, 2018

The Washington Post reported two weeks ago that Hagin was planning to depart the White House soon after the summit ended. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly also thanked Hagin for his service. Mr. Hagin previously served in the Reagan White House, and under both Bush administrations. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Mr. (more...)
Sterling edges above 1.32 after May wins key Brexit vote Sterling edges above 1.32 after May wins key Brexit vote
- June 20, 2018

Some lawmakers say May's proposal would not give parliament any control. Just minutes before the debate began, Brexit secretary David Davis published a written ministerial statement allowing the Speaker to have the final say on whether a motion can be amended or not - a major sticking point among Remainer rebels seeking a meaningful vote on the final deal. (more...)
Donald Trump's immigration policy 'wrong' and images 'deeply disturbing', says Theresa May Donald Trump's immigration policy 'wrong' and images 'deeply disturbing', says Theresa May
- June 20, 2018

After being challenging by the SNP's Ian Blackford, and various Labour MPs, May insisted that it's important to have the meeting, and when "we disagree with what they're doing, we will tell them so". Mrs May said she was "clearly, wholly and unequivocally" clear that she disagreed with the policy. Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has previously denounced the policy which has seen more than 2,000 children divided from their families in six weeks on the southern United States border ... (more...)
Man arrested after explosion at Southgate tube station Man arrested after explosion at Southgate tube station
- June 20, 2018

Officers were called to reports of people running at Southgate Tube station shortly after 7pm on Tuesday. Five people suffered minor injuries after the explosion at the station. She couldn't walk, shaking". "Then my partner saw a station staff member pointing a fire extinguisher at something and heard it go off, but we didn't see what it was directed at". (more...)
Palestinian dies after being wounded near Gaza Palestinian dies after being wounded near Gaza
- June 20, 2018

Two Palestinian journalists were killed while covering the protests in April while a 21-year-old medic was shot dead in early June. "In recent months, the Shin Bet, Israel Defense Forces and Israel Police uncovered a Hamas terror cell, extraordinary in its size and level of activity, which operated in the Nablus area", the Shin Bet said in a statement, using the Arabic name for the city of Shechem. (more...)
Dayton, Swanson challenge 'immoral' border separations of families
- June 20, 2018

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal , a Springfield Democrat and co-sponsor of the House bill, slammed the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" approach to immigration as "cruel and inhumane" and called for legislative action. Theirs is narrow legislation proposed by Sen. And he would mandate that immigrant families who cross into the US illegally be kept together, absent aggravated criminal conduct or threat of harm to the children. (more...)
Hodeidah offensive: Coalition forces seize weapons supplied by Iran to Houthis Hodeidah offensive: Coalition forces seize weapons supplied by Iran to Houthis
- June 20, 2018

The driver was digging trenches for Houthi fighters, witnesses said. The ambassador said that the Houthi militias have exploited the Hodeida port to prolong the war and the suffering of the Yemeni people. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told Reuters: "We are waiting for them (Houthis) to realise the sort of military and psychological blow that they got with the airport ... (more...)
At least 166 missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia At least 166 missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia
- June 20, 2018

Grief-stricken relatives urged officials to speed up the search effort. The wooden boat, which sank Monday on Sumatra's Lake Toba, a popular tourist destination, was thought to be operating illegally, with no manifest or passenger tickets. (more...)
Stab proof vest horror: Man knifes self to death accidentally Stab proof vest horror: Man knifes self to death accidentally
- June 20, 2018

Stab proof vest horror: Pictured victim, Jordan Easton . In an incredibly freakish case that serves as a reminder not to believe everything you hear, a man from England has died after testing what he thought was a "stab-proof" vest by stabbing himself. (more...)
The woman enforcing Trump's new immigration policy — Kirstjen Nielsen
- June 20, 2018

Theresa May is under mounting pressure to condemn Donald Trump over claims the USA government is caging the children of refugees trying to reach America. Children can't be jailed with their parents. He complained to one adviser that the media had not given him enough credit after the summit and was continuing to undermine him on immigration, according to a person familiar with the conversation but not authorized to speak publicly. (more...)
No progress reported in Poland-EU standoff over courts No progress reported in Poland-EU standoff over courts
- June 20, 2018

As reported by The Associated Press (AP), they did not report a compromise and did not let reporters ask questions. The European Commission doubted Poland's laws reforming the Supreme Court and believed the National Judicial Council might be undermining the EU's rule-of-law principles. (more...)
Rockets fired out of Gaza as Israel strikes Hamas targets Rockets fired out of Gaza as Israel strikes Hamas targets
- June 20, 2018

Minutes later, Palestinians in the Strip launched the first of many rocket and mortar barrages at southern Israel, triggering sirens throughout the area and sending thousands into bomb shelters. There have been no Israeli fatalities. The Gaza Strip is controlled by Hamas which Israel considers its bitter enemy. The UN and human rights officials have accused Israel of using disproportionate force, but Israel says soldiers have only opened fire on people trying to break through the border. (more...)

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