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DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Immigrant Children

Nielsen joins the growing chorus of administration officials who have been put on the defensive over the policy amid political pressure to abandon it altogether and find a permanent fix to the country's immigration problems. But the President himself has repeatedly blamed Democrats, citing an unspecified law that he says requires children to be taken from parents who cross the border illegally. Read More

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Cohen Files Restraining Order Against Avenatti

Cohen Files Restraining Order Against Avenatti

Cohen claims Avenatti's public attacks may deprive him of his right to a fair trial in Clifford's suit, which seeks to nullify a hush agreement she signed in 2016 to keep quiet about her alleged tryst with Trump over a decade ago. Michael Cohen is telling his friends and family he may cooperate with federal prosecutors investigating him for possible financial crimes, CNN reported Friday . Read More

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Officials expect full containment of 416 Fire near end of July

Officials expect full containment of 416 Fire near end of July

Above: A photo of the 416 Fire uploaded to Inciweb around June 10, 2018. "We recognize the conditions are dry and hot", Gov. John HIckenlooper said in a statement. The communities of Mountain Home, Wold Tract, and Wycolo are under evacuation orders from Albany County officials. Residents of almost 860 homes were ordered to flee on Sunday, bringing to about 2,000 the number of dwellings placed under evacuation, said spokeswoman Megan Graham for La Plata County , Colorado. Read More

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Row over ship with 600 migrants aboard adrift off Italy

Row over ship with 600 migrants aboard adrift off Italy

The migrants had been rescued from flimsy smugglers' boats in the Mediterranean during a series of operations Saturday by Italian naval ships, cargo vessels and the Aquarius itself. Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who took office just over a week ago, has given instructions for the boat to be admitted to the eastern port of Valencia, his office said in a statement . Read More

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Trump Calls for Russia's Reinstatement to G-7

Trump Calls for Russia's Reinstatement to G-7

Media reports of late have suggested Trump will be a reluctant visitor to Canada , given the summit's proximity on the schedule to next week's meeting with the North Korean leader. As tempers frayed, Trump had a ready retort, via tweet: "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the USA massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers". Read More

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New Catalan cabinet takes office as Spanish PM sworn in

New Catalan cabinet takes office as Spanish PM sworn in

He called on Sanchez, an untested lawmaker who has never been in government, to meet and talk about Catalonia's future. Sanchez, a 46-year-old economist who as opposition leader was sharply critical of Catalonia's secession bid, has promised to try to "build bridges" with the region's new government which is still determined to work towards independence. Read More

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G7 allies prepare for clash over tariffs with Trump at leaders' summit

G7 allies prepare for clash over tariffs with Trump at leaders' summit

Companies around the world have expressed concern about the tariffs and the risk that it could escalate into a trade war , in which both sides hit each other with tit-for-tat measures. May said the USA should immediately rethink its decision, in what seems to be her first comment since the imposition of the tariff 24 hours ago. "From the beaches of Normandy to the mountains of Afghanistan, we have fought and died together", Trudeau said in a Thursday speech . Read More

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Pres. Trump announces summit with N. Korea back on

Pres. Trump announces summit with N. Korea back on

The arrangements for the five-star accommodations are among many that have to be hashed out before Kim and President Trump sit down for the historic talks in Singapore, the Washington Post reported . That same day, however, Trump canceled the talks after North Korea issued a fiery statement criticizing Vice President Mike Pence for threatening Kim Jong Un's life. Read More

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Nine UK unis in top 100 for reputation

Nine UK unis in top 100 for reputation

USA universities this year continued to dominate the table, with Harvard University taking the top spot for the eighth consecutive year, and 43 other United States institutions finding places in the top 100. In 2017, Tsinghua University was ranked 48th, its first ever placing in the top 50. The new data demonstrated that Japans position as Asias top nation for higher education and research was “under serious threat”. Read More

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Saudi Arabia approves measure to criminalise sexual harassment as activists remain imprisoned

Saudi Arabia approves measure to criminalise sexual harassment as activists remain imprisoned

The sentence could be increased to five years' of imprisonment and a fine around $80,000 in certain cases. Individuals convicted of assisting someone else with harassment will also be punished under the new legislation. The sexual harassment legislation requires a royal decree to become law. "Taking disciplinary measures against those who harass women, and even men, will definitely lower the harassment rate and hopefully put an end to it all together". Read More

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Trudeau declines to meet Trump after Pence sets precondition

Trudeau declines to meet Trump after Pence sets precondition

The European Union will launch a case at the World Trade Organization against a USA move to put new import tariffs on EU steel and aluminum, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said in a statement . "Since President Trump stated his plans to impose blanket tariffs on steel imports nearly three months ago, the United Kingdom steel sector had hoped for the best, but still feared the worst". Read More

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Mueller probing Trump's Sessions request

Mueller probing Trump's Sessions request

Gowdy, did, however, express support for Trump's "frustration" with Attorney General Jeff Sessions , who recused himself in May 2017 from the Russian Federation probe based on possible conflict of interest. He added that Gowdy's statements were not only "completely out of line", but also "factually incorrect". "Asking Sessions to "unrecuse" himself despite his conflict of interest, in palpable violation of the Department of Justice recusal rules, can only have one goal: the corrupt ... Read More

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Moving lava threatens more homes on Hawaii's Big Island

Moving lava threatens more homes on Hawaii's Big Island

An active fissure in the hard-hit Leilani Estates community began belching lava at a faster rate on Sunday, forcing some residents to evacuate and leaving one man briefly trapped in his home. Vog is a haze created when sulfur dioxide gas and other volcanic pollutants settle with moisture and dust. Then there's the danger of vog, or volcanic smog . Read More

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