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Merkel's government frays as migrant row festers in Germany

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Merkel opened the country's borders to hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers, some of whom had become stranded in Eastern Europe . On Wednesday in Berlin after meeting with Mr Seehofer, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz voiced support for his ideas, saying it made sense for Rome, Vienna and Berlin to work together on the migration issue. Read More »

Spanish court upholds prison sentence for princess' husband

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Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court's conviction of the husband of Princess Cristina for fraud and tax evasion, though it acquitted him of forgery and reduced his prison sentence by five months. She was made to testify in the case and was ultimately fined for benefiting from her husband's scheme. The 50 year old had been found guilty last year of embezzling millions of euros (dollars) between 2004 and 2006 from a non-profit foundation he headed on the island of. Read More »

N.Korea Wants to Separate Denuclearization and Verification

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Dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme - if that is what they agree to - and verifying it is likely to be a large and complex task. "It empowers China and South Korea not only to stop enforcing sanctions but also to return to resuming the generous subvention schemes of the past, when almost US$1 billion (S$1.3 billion) a year would flow from Seoul to Pyongyang's coffers, and considerably more from Beijing ". Read More »

Theresa May fails to appease Tory rebels on EU Withdrawal Bill

British Prime Minister Theresa May failed on Thursday to win around pro-EU lawmakers in her party over parliament's role in the Brexit process, raising the risk of defeat in lower house votes next week. Fellow backbencher Sarah Woolaston said there was no majority in parliament for the government's position. The rebels were finally assuaged , believing May had accepted most of the demands on a meaningful vote sought by a key member of their group, Dominic Grieve. Read More »

Six Bible verses Jeff Sessions should read as he separates migrant families

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible on Thursday in his defense of his border policy that is resulting in hundreds of immigrant children being separated from their parents after they enter the US illegally. While to most people this would be indefensible, Sessions found a Bible verse he apparently feels justifies such a traumatic, inhumane policy and process. Read More »

Trump sounds off on North Korea, Cohen, Pruitt, Father's Day and more

As Col. Jack Jacobs, a Medal of Honor recipient, told NBC , "I would have told him, 'They're going to salute you, but don't return the salute, just move smartly down the line'". "I did a great job this weekend". The North Korean people have limited access to other news sources so the state media's portrayal of Trump and the summit is incredibly important. Read More »

Judge orders Paul Manafort to jail pending trial

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Manafort was indicted by a grand jury as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election. Interested in Russia Investigation? Manafort was previously under home arrest. The messages - sent on WhatsApp - were an "effort to influence [witness] testimony and to otherwise hide evidence", the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Read More »

House GOP immigration bill would end family separation at border

If House Republicans actually wanted to put a stop to the Trump administration's inhumane separation of immigrant families, they could both pressure Sessions to reverse his new policy or advance a standalone, one-sentence bill that ends the Justice Department's "zero tolerance" plan with no strings attached. Read More »

Michael Cohen seeking restraining order against Michael Avenatti

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Cohen and his lawyer Mr. Blakely". Cohen's attorney, Brent Blakely, argues that Avenatti is "mainly driven by his seemingly unquenchable thirst for publicity". Cohen has said he paid Daniels out of his own pocket during the 2016 presidential campaign but has not explained why or if Trump was aware of the payment. Read More »

CNN's Jim Acosta Blasts Trump Official Who Wants His Press Access Revoked

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But Trump told ABC News he believes that the trust is mutual. President Trump's 2020 campaign manager is repeating his calls to suspend the credentials of CNN's Jim Acosta . "Wasn't that the entire point of this summit? ". Acosta said he made sure to ask the hard questions regrading Kim Jong-un's past and said he represented all of American's media well. Read More »

Eurydice Dixon: Comedian's killing prompts anger in Australia

She left a bar with her friend at 10:30pm, bought a protein bar and a Dr Pepper, hugged her friend goodbye and said: "I think I feel like walking tonight". "What is happening in this country when a woman can't walk home on her own at night, can't get home safely at night. She was very dearly loved by a lot of people". Read More »

North Korea Summit Was a Good Idea and Helped Trump

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The rival Koreas are holding rare high-level military talks to discuss reducing tensions across their heavily fortified border following North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summit with President Donald Trump . A professor at the University of Notre Dame, Michael Desch, who has written about the civilian leadership of the US military, wasn't too concerned about the salute, although it seemed unusual to him. Read More »

Afghanistan confirms death of Mullah Fazlullah in drone raid

The attack conducted on Thursday killed at Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Chief Fazlullah along with four others, said Voice of America . Since then, United States officials said, he directed numerous high-profile attacks against American and Pakistani targets. Read More »

Mullah Fazlullah who ordered attack on Malala Yousafzai killed in drone strike

The United States military on Thursday targetted a chief of the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) via a drone strike in Afghanistan's Kunar province near the border with Pakistan, it said of the attack, with one U.S. "We have been hearing since early Friday that our Emir (leader) was martyred along with four other militant commanders in Marawar area of Kunar. They were staying at a house when a drone fired missiles and martyred them", said Taliban member Maulvi Abdur Rasheed. Read More »

Yemen rebel leader defiant as dozens die in battle for key port

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He stressed that the firing of ballistic missiles towards cities and villages contravenes humanitarian worldwide law. "We are in an area close to the airport, but not to the sea port. Dozens of missiles have been fired at Saudi Arabia in recent months. The port remained open on Thursday, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council, which cited information from the UN. Read More »

Severe thunderstorm warning for Halton

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Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts. The strongest part of this storm is moving over Canaveral Groves, Cocoa, and Rockledge, this storm will continue east across the intracoastal waters.HAZARD.60 miles per hour wind gusts and quarter size hail.SOURCE.Radar indicated.IMPACT.Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Read More »

Moscow slams Norway plans to double U.S. troop presence

U.S. Marines test night optics during Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2018 (ANTX-18) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, U.S. March 20, 2018. More than 300 additional marine troops are expected to be posted to Setermoen in northern Norway following the current talks between Oslo and Washington. Read More »

When is Eid in Saudi Arabia and how is the time decided?

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Bukhari said the festival will be celebrated on Saturday as there was no sight of moon anywhere across the country on Thursday. The concerned authorities in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the Gulf countries as well as at India, UK, USA, Canada and Europe will hold meetings today to decide about the sighting of Shawwal moon. Read More »

Man,19, charged with comedian's rape and murder

A 19-year-old man has been charged with one count of rape and one count of murder after handing himself in to police last night. "It's shocking to all of us that a promising young performer went to work and did not get home safely". Meanwhile, supporters turned to a crowd funding platform to raise funds to donate to Ms Dixon's family. Authorities allege that Ms Dixon was attacked in the suburb of Carlton North sometime after leaving a bar in central Melbourne about 22:30 local time on ... Read More »

Trudeau 's Remarks to Cost Canada 'a Lot of Money'

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White House trade adviser Peter Navarro has apologised for his sharp comments directed at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after last week's G7 summit . "We welcome ideas from all Canadians on what should and what should not be in our retaliation list", she added, according to Macleans's. The relationship between the two leaders appears to have soured since comments were made regarding US tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum imports. Read More »

Trump says he will halt Korea war games

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Trump's surprise, nearly offhand comments, made during a news conference after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , seemingly upended decades of the US defense posture on the Korean Peninsula. But we'll be saving a tremendous amount of money. I think he's going to start now. The South Korean and American flags fly next to each other at Yongin, South Korea, August 23, 2016. Read More »

Andrew McCabe’s lawyer files lawsuit against DOJ

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District Court in Washington , D.C., by McCabe's attorney David Snyder, claims that McCabe's firing " violated federal law and departed from applicable administrative rules, standards, policies, and procedures". You might recall that McCabe was sacked hours before his planned retirement in March for "lack of candor" regarding information provided to the media. Read More »

Blasphemy referendum set to take place in October

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The referendum, which could be held as soon as October this year, is planned to be set for the same day at the presidential election. "Regrettably, there are some countries in the world where blasphemy is an offence, the punishment of which is being put to death". Read More »

Daytona Beach firefighters work to rescue riders after roller coaster derails

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Nine riders total were extricated from the roller coaster. Two people were stuck in their vehicle for more than 30 minutes as fire crews worked as quickly as they could to extract the passengers. 6 taken to hospital. Officials said the two were alert and not seriously hurt. Unknown extent of injuries. The roller coaster, called the Sand Blaster , is about 40 years old, according to the News-Journal. Read More »

Here's What Sanders Had to Say About Reports She's Leaving - Leah Barkoukis

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But Sanders brushed off his question, accusing him of trying to "get more TV time". Watch the explosive exchange above. Brian Karem , the White House reporter for Playboy , jumped in without being called upon, and yelled to Sanders, "You're a parent!" She told her followers, Does @ CBSNEWS know something I don't about my plans and my future? "To say that Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been talking about leaving at the end of the year hardly means that it's set in stone". Read More »

Trump, Kim accept mutual invitations to visit each other's countries

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Both leaders seemed to be pleased with the outcome of their negotiations in Singapore on Tuesday, which resulted in a four-point declaration aimed at achieving long-lasting peace and the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Trump often invokes Warmbier's plight when commenting on his administration's approach to North Korea. But some media in Japan , which North Korea has in the past threatened to "sink into the sea", were cautious. Read More »

Check out my ride: Trump shows Kim Jong Un 'The Beast'

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Political analysts said the summit had yielded only symbolic results and nothing tangible. Many experts on North Korea remain sceptical Kim will ever completely abandon nuclear weapons, believing his engagement aims to get the United States to ease crippling sanctions . Read More »

Watchdog report faults Comey as 'insubordinate'

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But the report could also do more to back Democratic claims that the FBI actually contributed to Trump's victory, most notably by reopening in the final days of the race its investigation into whether Clinton mishandled classified information. Read More »

George H.W. Bush becomes first USA president to reach 94

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It is a "very low-key day with family, which, as you know, is perfection as he sees it", McGrath said . The elder Bush, who served as president from 1989 to 1993, is spending the summer at his family compound in Kennebunkport. Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter isn't far behind, at age 93, and he'll celebrate his 94th on October 1. Another son, Neil Bush, called on people in a newspaper opinion piece to volunteer and "to become a point of light". Read More »

Former Walmart in Texas Housing 1,469 Migrant Children

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Jeff Merkeley (D-Ore.) last month, but on Tuesday, MSNBC's Jacob Soboroff was given a tour of the facility . He shared images of the mural, which includes the quotation, "Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war". The report on the facility drew shocked and angry reactions from Trump critics on social media. "They are not in cells they're free to walk around, but they're allowed outside for two hours a day and they're in an old Walmart for 22 hours a day". Read More »