Thursday July 19-th, 2018

US President Donald Trump digs in heels on disturbing immigration policy

Congressional Republicans have been scrambling to craft legislation as videos of youngsters in cages and an audiotape of wailing children have sparked anger at home from groups ranging from clergy to influential business leaders, as well as condemn...

Jeff Sessions Says Immigration Laws & Border Wall Will End Family Separation Jeff Sessions Says Immigration Laws & Border Wall Will End Family Separation

Asked if Mr. Trump would consider a stand-alone bill to fix the family separation issue - the president and administration have insisted a full overhaul of immigration that includes border wall funding is necessary - White House adviser Mercedes ...

Jimmy Kimmel and Sen. Ted Cruz play one-on-one basketball for charity Jimmy Kimmel and Sen. Ted Cruz play one-on-one basketball for charity

Cruz's legislation comes as the Trump administration is facing increasingly bipartisan backlash over its policies resulting in the separation of immigrant families. "We can fix this". If my Democratic colleagues will join me, not play politics but wo...

Hurdles facing parents and children separated at USA border Hurdles facing parents and children separated at USA border

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Tuesday criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpConservatives express concern over House GOP immigration bill Poll: McSally holds 14-point lead in Arizona GOP Senate primary Trump defends Niel...

Brexit: Lords hand government another defeat Brexit: Lords hand government another defeat

The question is by how much? Prime Minister Theresa May can not accept a proposal to hand parliament more control over Brexit , her spokesman said on Tuesday, setting up a showdown with lawmakers who want the right to step in if Britain risks cras...

Former Trump aide Lewandowski mocks immigrant child with Down syndrome Former Trump aide Lewandowski mocks immigrant child with Down syndrome

As The Daily Beast reported, Lewandowski was making an appearance on Fox News where he debated Democratic political strategist Zac Petkanas over Trump's policy of splitting children from their parents and placing them in detention camps when th...

India Raises Import Duties for US India Raises Import Duties for US

After the United States announced duties on certain steel and aluminium imports from India worth $241 million, India has submitted a list of items to the World Trade Organisation regarding retaliatory tariffs worth $241 on the U.S., media reported on...

PDP alliance ends highlights: Governor Vohra recommends imposition of Central rule PDP alliance ends highlights: Governor Vohra recommends imposition of Central rule

Governor's rule has been imposed in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) after Indian President Ram Nath Kovind approved its imposition with immediate effect. "We have to take a decision and may be the meeting has been called for that goal", said a senior...

Israel strikes launchers of burning kites from Gaza Israel strikes launchers of burning kites from Gaza

The Israel Democracy Institute, a liberal think-tank, said the bill s ambiguous wording could prevent anyone besides the army from documenting soldiers, and expose Israeli soldiers to legal proceedings in worldwide forums. According to Israel's Def...

Global stocks plunge as Trump fuels trade war Global stocks plunge as Trump fuels trade war

The United States sold only US$130 billion of goods to China previous year. "In a global trade war , no matter how you spin tariffs , retailers and the American families that we serve are the losers", said Hun Quach, vice president, worldwide...

Dreamworld ride broke down twice on day of fatal accident Dreamworld ride broke down twice on day of fatal accident

The inquest has been told it was very noisy working in the unloading section of the Thunder River Rapids Ride and clear sight between workers was hard. Detective Sergeant Brown said an emergency stop button at the unload area was created to halt the ...

Texas deputy arrested for sexually assaulting four-year-old relative Texas deputy arrested for sexually assaulting four-year-old relative

The child is a relative of Nunez, officials said , but did not disclose details of how they are related. According to KSAT , investigators believe Nunez assaulted the girl over a period of months and said there may be other victims. It's unclear ...

Canada gives the green light for recreational marijuana legal Canada gives the green light for recreational marijuana legal

Peter Harder, the Government Representative in the Senate, that would accept the government's position on the Senate's amendments and pass the bill as is. "It ends 90 years of needless criminalization". Tony Dean , who sponsored the bill in the uppe...

Supreme Court Rules against Wisconsin Democrats over Legislative Map Supreme Court Rules against Wisconsin Democrats over Legislative Map

In March, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the lawsuit, brought by seven Republican voters from the 6th District. The court has not been successful in developing a test concerning the overreliance on politics. "We are disappointed that t...

People Are Angry President Trump Used This Word to Describe Undocumented Immigrants People Are Angry President Trump Used This Word to Describe Undocumented Immigrants

But it was the Trump administration's decision to break the longstanding practice . In the six weeks since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the zero tolerance policy, almost 2,000 minors have been separated from their families.

Children of illegal immigrants being kept in cages in Texas Children of illegal immigrants being kept in cages in Texas

Merkley told reporters during a press conference in Brownsville, "They call it 'zero tolerance , ' but a better name for it is zero humanity, and there's zero logic to this policy". The facility is based in a warehouse in Texas and houses around...

United Kingdom allows 12-year-old boy with epilepsy to use cannabis oil United Kingdom allows 12-year-old boy with epilepsy to use cannabis oil

Ms Caldwell said she had "achieved the impossible" after Billy was allowed the treatment, but reasserted her call for the oil to be made freely available, the BBC reported . "The seizures the boy is now suffering are ones directly caused by the Go...

US congressional Republicans seek legislative fix to family separation crisis

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey , D-Massachusetts, in turn, signed on as co-sponsors of their chamber's version of the legislation introduced earlier this month. She's crying and begging me to go get her. And unlike American children s...

USA 'to quit United Nations human rights council' USA 'to quit United Nations human rights council'

Ambassador Susan Rice said in 2009. The Trump administration plans to announce its withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, making good on a pledge to leave a body it has long accused of hypocrisy and criticized ...

Greece, Macedonia sign pact to change country’s name Greece, Macedonia sign pact to change country’s name

Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against the agreement reached by Greece and Macedonia to resolve a dispute over the former Yugoslav republic's name, in Athens, Greece, June 16, 2018. After the signature, Tsipras crossed over to the ...

U.S. stock markets fall sharply amid fears of global trade war U.S. stock markets fall sharply amid fears of global trade war

China's commerce ministry condemned the announcement, saying the U.S. was engaging in a "practice of extreme pressure and blackmail". China's commerce ministry reacted swiftly, saying: "If the U.S. "We urge the administration to change course and t...

Jeff Sessions hails 'Anglo-American' history of US sheriffs Jeff Sessions hails 'Anglo-American' history of US sheriffs

Sessions blamed loopholes in United States immigration laws for encouraging the jump in asylum-seekers entering the country illegally. "The government should be in the business of keeping families together, not tearing them apart". "We have a generou...

Pentagon suspends Korea ‘war game’ planning for August Pentagon suspends Korea ‘war game’ planning for August

Seoul and Washington announced earlier in the day that they will cease the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise amid ongoing diplomacy to denuclearize North Korea . "It is not the first time that the allies have made a decision to suspend their ex...

Trump Trump "Space Force" wants American "dominance" in space

Trump said Monday that the branch would be " separate but equal " from the Air Force . If that means equal in cost, that's huge. Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein told a 2017 congressional hearing that creating a new space bra...

People treated after 'explosion' at Tube station in London People treated after 'explosion' at Tube station in London

Police and emergency crews have cordoned off the station and are investigating the scene. "Met officers remain at the scene along with colleagues from British Transport Police, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service". Police add that ...

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