• Germany's Merkel seeks European solution to migrant dispute
Germany's Merkel seeks European solution to migrant dispute

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is calling for Germany to turn back at its border migrants previously registered as asylum-seekers in other European countries. A surge in asylum seekers crossing European Union borders since 2015 dramatically exposed the inadequacy of the bloc's asylum rules and practices, feeding support for populist movements t...

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  • Rescuers hunt for victims of ferry disaster on Indonesian supervolcano lake
Rescuers hunt for victims of ferry disaster on Indonesian supervolcano lake

The search was called off Monday evening due to bad weather and low visibility, but it resumed Tuesday morning with about 350 personnel involved. Relatives weep at Tigaras port after learning that their family members are among the passengers of a ferry which sank on Monday, in Simalungun, North Sumatera, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

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  • United Nations warns that US strengthens abusive regimes with UNHRC withdrawal
United Nations warns that US strengthens abusive regimes with UNHRC withdrawal

China, which has on multiple occasions voiced support for multilateral institutions abandoned by U.S. President Donald Trump , portrayed the council as "a major body.to promote the realisation of human rights". The United States' current term on the council ends next year. "Should it become reformed, we would be happy to rejoin it", Haley said. ...

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  • Donald Trump pushes for merit-based immigration system
Donald Trump pushes for merit-based immigration system

Democrats have turned up the pressure over the policy, and some Republicans have joined the chorus of criticism. "Where is the outcry for the killings and crime being caused by gangs and thugs, including MS-13, coming into our country illegally?" he asked.

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  • Sheriff: Texas Deputy Sexually Abused 4-Year-Old Undocumented Immigrant
Sheriff: Texas Deputy Sexually Abused 4-Year-Old Undocumented Immigrant

Jose Nunez, a 10-year veteran of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, was arrested Sunday and charged with super aggravated sexual assault of a child, who is possibly a relative, according to Sheriff Javier Salazar. He worked at the Bexar County Detention Center (file picture above) and has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigatio...

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  • Tory Brexit rebels could collapse the Government, says Dominic Grieve
Tory Brexit rebels could collapse the Government, says Dominic Grieve

The Government's current proposal would neuter Parliament if the Government failed to reach a Brexit deal. Crucially, the motion will be unamendable, meaning that MPs can not insert a requirement for May to go back to the negotiating table, extend the Brexit transition or revoke the UK's withdrawal under Article 50.

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  • Trump Keeps Lying About His Administration's Family Separation Strategy
Trump Keeps Lying About His Administration's Family Separation Strategy

The White House delayed the briefing three times to allow for Nielsen, who attended the National Sheriffs' Association meeting in New Orleans this morning, to answer questions. CNN is looking into reports that these individuals are being turned away there, as well. "But we do have a policy of prosecuting adults who flout our laws to come h...

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  • China hikes tariffs on U.S. soybeans, electric cars, fish
China hikes tariffs on U.S. soybeans, electric cars, fish

The US would begin collecting the tariffs on July 6 on a slimmed-down product list of Chinese goods worth US$34 billion that excludes TVs and other consumer products, the Office of the US Trade Representative said . The goods covered in the new USA tariffs on China include "goods related to China's Made in China 2025 strategic plan to dominate...

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  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders disputes report that she is planning White House departure
Sarah Huckabee Sanders disputes report that she is planning White House departure

Despite their own tense moments , CNN contributor April Ryan defended White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders amid a report that she planned to leave her post in the Trump administration. "But, please don't take my words out of context", Sanders said. I love my job. "I'm trying to be serious but I'm not gonna let you talk ...

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  • Trump ‘literally holding children hostage’ for border wall
Trump ‘literally holding children hostage’ for border wall

Dreamers is a term for a group of immigrants, mostly Hispanic, who were brought illegally over United States borders when they were children and have been living for years in limbo. He said "I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the obj...

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  • IG Faults Comey's Judgement, But Sees No Bias
IG Faults Comey's Judgement, But Sees No Bias

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department will accept the findings of the inspector general and work to clean up the FBI , which has been marred by a bruising report of its handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

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  • Ex Trump campaigner sent to jail
Ex Trump campaigner sent to jail

Former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn is also cooperating with Mueller's investigation after pleading guilty, while Trump's longtime fixer Michael Cohen is reportedly considering cooperation with a separate federal investigation in Manhattan.

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  • Taliban chief who ordered Malala assassination 'killed in airstrike'
Taliban chief who ordered Malala assassination 'killed in airstrike'

Martin O'Donnell said USA forces conducted a "counterterrorism strike" that targeted "a senior leader of a designated terrorist organization". The US said the strike was aimed at a senior militant figure, in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar, which is on the Pakistan border.

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  • Italy's Far-Right Government Leaves Hundreds Of Migrants Stranded At Sea
Italy's Far-Right Government Leaves Hundreds Of Migrants Stranded At Sea

The ship, with 123 unaccompanied minors, 11 other children and seven pregnant women aboard, is waiting in worldwide waters between Italy and Malta , which has also refused to take them in. "Saving lives at sea is a duty, but transforming Italy into an enormous refugee camp is not", Mr Salvini said on Facebook on Monday. The 629 passengers - ...

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  • Kilauea Volcano Still Erupting; More Than 600 Homes Destroyed
Kilauea Volcano Still Erupting; More Than 600 Homes Destroyed

The Kilauea volcano erupted 36 days ago, and with it came massive ash clouds, earthquakes, mountains of lava and hundreds of evacuations on Hawaii's big Island. It's possible a new fissure will open or vigorous flows could emerge from vents that have been inactive. The lava's entry into the ocean was also producing laze - a hazardous mix of aci...

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  • How the Hill Reacted to the Trump-Kim Summit
How the Hill Reacted to the Trump-Kim Summit

The talks were originally scheduled for May based on an agreement reached at the summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Panmunjom on April 27. The military talks had been initially slated for May, but were postponed after the North called off another planned high-level meeting in protest against...

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  • Utah homes burn as wildfires menace West
Utah homes burn as wildfires menace West

Investigators have not said how many or what type of structures burned. "The indices our fire team uses to predict fire danger are at historic levels well before we can expect any significant moisture from the seasonal monsoons", SJNF Forest Fire Staff Officer, Richard Bustamante said.

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  • Michael Cohen Likely To Flip As Lawyers Abandon His Case
Michael Cohen Likely To Flip As Lawyers Abandon His Case

According to the Associated Press, Cohen has been represented in an FBI investigation of his business dealings since 2017 by Stephen Ryan, a Washington lawyer he initially hired to prepare him for congressional testimony. Cohen's business is now under investigation in Manhattan, which includes the controversial $130,000 hush money payment made to...

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  • Pentagon expected to suspend military drills on Korean Peninsula
Pentagon expected to suspend military drills on Korean Peninsula

In Beijing on Thursday, Pompeo said that the USA "wants a very constructive relationship with China " while Wang urged the U.S.to make a "wise choice" on proposed tariffs. "We believe that Kim Jong-un understands the urgency. that we must do this quickly", he said of the effort to have North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons .

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  • Daughter of U.S. envoy to Russian Federation apologizes for calling Trump, Kim
Daughter of U.S. envoy to Russian Federation apologizes for calling Trump, Kim "Dictators"

As the leaders sat down, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted photos showing the USA and North Korean delegations meeting in a separate room where they watched a video feed showing Kim and Trump together. "I think you're going to find this different", Trump said. Critics of the summit leapt at the handshake and the moonlight str...

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  • NYT, Colbert remade Trump's Kim Jong-un Fake Movie Trailer
NYT, Colbert remade Trump's Kim Jong-un Fake Movie Trailer

But about 30 percent said they approved of his handling of North Korea . First, we need to assess the Joint Statement issued by President Trump and Chairman Kim in context. "I guess it gave me a little more shine of a light as far as like knowing the fact that I did something pretty, pretty historical as far as like bringing awareness to...

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  • INTERNATIONAL - Singapore footing N.Korean contingent's hotel bill
INTERNATIONAL - Singapore footing N.Korean contingent's hotel bill

News photographers captured photos of the broad, two-page agreement, which was not immediately released by the White House. But Moon has to be present when and if such a document is signed. President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un spent Monday huddling with advisers in luxury Singapore hotels less than half a mile apart, readying ...

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  • Californians will vote on dividing into 3 states
Californians will vote on dividing into 3 states

The measure, which qualified Tuesday for the November 6 ballot, would divide California into three states, including one dubbed " Southern California " that would include San Diego, Orange County and the Central Valley - but not Los Angeles - for a jurisdiction with real red-state possibilities.

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  • 'Excitement in the air' ahead of Kim meeting
'Excitement in the air' ahead of Kim meeting

Kim arrived in Singapore on board an Air China 747 that, according to flight tracking website Flightradar24, took off from Pyongyang in the morning ostensibly bound for Beijing then changed its flight number in midair and headed south. By prominently showing the Air China jet that flew Kim to Singapore , the reports also made no secret of China'...

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  • Dashcam captures officer rescuing wandering child from busy road
Dashcam captures officer rescuing wandering child from busy road

Motorists, apparently unaware of the child, pass by at high speeds. The 1-year-old was running alongside traffic, including large trucks whizzing by at risky speeds. Then as he drew closer, Mannino realized it was actually a toddler wandering dangerously close to traffic. The last comment heard in the video is Mannino asking the boy his name.

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  • Colorado wildfire forces more evacuations
Colorado wildfire forces more evacuations

Firefighters plan to use pre-positioned sprinkler systems, fire hoses and fire engines, as well as aircraft, to protect the homes. Officials have restricted access to parts of Highway 550, which includes a scenic stretch known as the Million Dollar Highway .

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  • Final preparations under way for Trump-Kim summit
Final preparations under way for Trump-Kim summit

He has been to Beijing twice and has briefly crossed the frontier at the Demilitarised Zone with South Korea to meet its president. Kim is hoping Trump will relieve the economic sanctions that have crippled the North Korean economy. While the main attraction of the summit will inevitably be the historic meeting between Trump and Kim, that wasn't ...

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  • Trump backs out of G-7 communique, criticises Canadian PM Trudeau
Trump backs out of G-7 communique, criticises Canadian PM Trudeau

Following an exchange of terse messages before the summit, the two leaders struck a conciliatory tone with Trump saying that the relationship was special, but that sometimes tests occur when it comes to trade. "We are very clear that Canada does not pose a national security threat to the United States", Freeland said. The consensus documents typi...

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  • Putin: Cooperation with China at
Putin: Cooperation with China at "unprecedented level"

Trump has said he was open to having a summit with Putin, who United States intelligence officials have said directed Russian meddling in the 2016 election to help Trump win. In a statement issued by 6 of the 7 countries at the G-7, they said that together they were a larger economic powerhouse than the United States. Russian Federation was rig...

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  • How Meghan Markle broke the royal dress code at Trooping The Colour
How Meghan Markle broke the royal dress code at Trooping The Colour

In the blog, she talked about having a "gravitational pull towards what is said to be one of the most attractive countries in the world" and spoke of its stunning lakes, welcoming wine country, glaciers, forest, farmland and beaches. The Trooping the Colour ceremony is an event the Queen knows well and she would have inspected the Guardsmen, in...

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  • Putnam reacts to criticism over failed gun background checks
Putnam reacts to criticism over failed gun background checks

He says a department employee failed to make follow-up inquiries into 365 applicants who were flagged for noncriminal reasons during three background checks from February 2016 to March 2017. But, the Department claimed that it had properly handled their employee's malfeasance upon learning of his failure. She reached out to FDLE in April for help, ...

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  • White House adviser says Canada's Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'
White House adviser says Canada's Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

The communique said the leaders of the United States, Canada, Britain, France , Italy, Germany and Japan agreed on the need for "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade " and the importance of fighting protectionism. Sunday a Democratic Representative from IL surprisingly sided with President Donald Trump in the White House's ongoing war ...

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  • Dialogue with Trump could be 'constructive': Putin
Dialogue with Trump could be 'constructive': Putin

Putin spoke Sunday at a gathering of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Qingdao, China . Trump has repeatedly put himself at odds with practically the entire USA political and security establishment over Russian meddling in the 2016 Presidential Election.

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  • Trump Turns Tables on G-7 Allies With Free-Trade ‘Proclamation’
Trump Turns Tables on G-7 Allies With Free-Trade ‘Proclamation’

Just hours after agreeing to the joint communique with his G7 allies, the US president tweeted from his plane that he had told his officials to abandon American support for the document in an eye-opening move that could threaten the future of the club.

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  • Gardner, Warren Want To Help Marijuana Businesses In Legal States
Gardner, Warren Want To Help Marijuana Businesses In Legal States

According to the sponsors, the bill looks to amend the Controlled Substances Act so it no longer applies to any person acting in compliance with state or tribal laws when it comes to manufacturing, producing, possessing, distributing, dispensing, administering or delivering marijuana - as long as states and tribes comply with a few basic protecti...

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  • India enters Shanghai Cooperation Organisation with eye on boosting counter-terror
India enters Shanghai Cooperation Organisation with eye on boosting counter-terror

He also felicitated his Chinese counterpart on the successful conduct of SCO Summit in China . The foreign secretary said one of the important outcomes of Saturday's meeting was that the Chinese side accepted prime minister's invitation to President Xi to come to India for an informal summit next year, similar to the one held by the two le...

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  • Duchess of Sussex experiences first Trooping the Colour parade
Duchess of Sussex experiences first Trooping the Colour parade

Meghan looked chic in a dress by Carolina Herrera and a hat by Philip Treacy , while Kate was stylish in an Alexander McQueen dress and a hat by Juliette Botterill. While Harry smiled and waved, she looked a bit overwhelmed as she surveyed the huge crowds lining the route. The Queen , who has refused to retire despite her advancing y...

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  • Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Attend Queen’s 92nd Birth Celebration
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Attend Queen’s 92nd Birth Celebration

The celebration kicked off with a military parade featuring more than 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians, with Meghan and Harry riding together in a horse-drawn carriage that took them to Buckingham Palace ( Kate and Camilla rode in their own carriage).

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  • Best for Britain campaign aims second Brexit referendum
Best for Britain campaign aims second Brexit referendum

If the United Kingdom and the EU can not agree on those "specific solutions", then either the United Kingdom as a whole, or Northern Ireland , will remain aligned to the single market and the customs union after Brexit takes place. Her spokesman repeated her determination to avoid a customs border inside the United Kingdom after Barnier made cle...

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  • Trump Wants Russia Back In The G-7
Trump Wants Russia Back In The G-7

A Canadian official said the leaders discussed accelerating the talks. Donald Tusk, the former Polish leader attending as president of the European Council, saw the call for Russia's return as part of a raft of unilateral measures imposed by Trump that have driven Washington apart from USA allies.

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  • Trump Slammed Canada for Burning Down the White House. It Didn't, Really
Trump Slammed Canada for Burning Down the White House. It Didn't, Really

In even blunter language, Mr. Macron told a joint news conference that the USA tariffs on European, Canada and Mexican steel and aluminum are " unilateral and illegal " and predicted that they will hurt global growth. The French leader's open challenge to Trump is a far cry from the "very special friendship" he sought to promote during his visit ...

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  • David Koch to retire from Koch Industries due to poor health - memo
David Koch to retire from Koch Industries due to poor health - memo

The move was announced by his brother, Charles Koch , in a letter to employees, stating that David's health has been declining since he was hospitalized last October. We greatly appreciate his vital role on the board & all that he has done to help build a strong foundation for our future success. He has also given $185 million in total donations...

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  • Hawaii Volcano Lava Destroys Hundreds of Homes Overnight
Hawaii Volcano Lava Destroys Hundreds of Homes Overnight

Officials haven't yet released the total number of homes destroyed in Kapoho. On the left is an image from Tuesday, which shows some areas already blackened by lava. "Nobody knows what comes next as far as the lava goes", Snyder told The Washington Post. A U.S. Geological Survey photo shows lava entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay , Hawaii, on Tues...

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  • African Pastor killed by deadly 20ft crocodile while baptising church worshippers
African Pastor killed by deadly 20ft crocodile while baptising church worshippers

Lake Abaya is well known for having a large crocodile population. The beast reportedly clamped down on the 45-year-old's legs, back and hands, killing him as followers worked to prevent the crocodile from dragging Eshete further into the depths.

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  • Democrats Breathe Sigh Of Relief After Tuesday's Primaries
Democrats Breathe Sigh Of Relief After Tuesday's Primaries

He's also focused heavily on California's high taxes and cost of living. Democrats in California, the country's most populous state, are battling to ensure they come out on top in several congressional districts that voted for Hillary Clinton over Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

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  • Putin praises ‘mature’ Donald Trump over North Korea summit
Putin praises ‘mature’ Donald Trump over North Korea summit

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the two leaders would meet at 9am (11am AEST) local time in the Asian city-state, adding that Mr Trump was receiving daily security briefings on North Korea in anticipation of the meeting. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said Trump deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the stando...

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  • Paul Manafort bail hearing scheduled after witness tampering charge
Paul Manafort bail hearing scheduled after witness tampering charge

Then in March he pleaded not guilty to charges of bank and tax fraud, setting up a separate trial for July 10. They have recently helped investigators find evidence of the witness tampering effort, prosecutors said. The two witnesses are also not named in court filings. Domin concluded that Manafort's communications were "an effort to influence t...

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  • Israeli snipers shoot Palestinian in southern Gaza Strip
Israeli snipers shoot Palestinian in southern Gaza Strip

There were no immediate reports of casualties. Rocket alerts sounded in Israeli towns and villages near the border after dark, sending residents rushing to shelters for safety. "An additional soldier who was positioned on top of the roof of a nearby building identified the threat to the civilians who stood nearby and, in response, fired at the te...

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  • Indian economy likely motored ahead in Q1 but now might coast
Indian economy likely motored ahead in Q1 but now might coast

India is rebounding from an economic slowdown, with growth seen at more than 7 percent, only to find itself ensnared by the volatility engulfing emerging markets. To help businesses tide over multiple taxation, his government launched a nation-wide goods and services tax but a botched implementation of the GST almost scuttled the country's growt...

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  • Melania Trump makes appearance after 24 days out of sight
Melania Trump makes appearance after 24 days out of sight

On May 14, the first lady had an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition and spent a few days recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. CNN and several other mainstream media outlets had been painting the first lady as "missing in action", even though several observers pointed out that the first lady was sp...

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