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Sessions cites Bible to defend separating immigrant families

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The State Department's human rights reports routinely criticize other countries for their lack of protections for domestic violence survivors, and USA asylum laws have evolved over the years to account for the multiple forms of persecution that victims may suffer-including persecution at the hands of a private actor-when their governments fail to provide protection. Read More »

Woman attacks two with blade in supermarket

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The victims were taken to hospital, with their injuries described as non-life-threatening. The woman was dressed in black and wearing a veil at the time, shouting " Allahu akbar " - "God is great" in Arabic - before she was placed under control by people intervening, according to Var-matin. Read More »

Strong natural disaster hits Osaka in western Japan

It also said there were more than 170,000 households without power in Osaka and neighbouring Hyogo prefecture. Japan Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters at a hastily convened press conference that there were no immediate reports of heavy damage, and that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had ordered relevant ministries to gather information on the quake. Read More »

Here’s how Roger Stone’s Russian contacts fit into the Mueller investigation

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Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on House Intelligence Committee, said was part of a pattern of deception. Former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort, now an inmate in federal prison, as he awaits trial. " Roger Stone apparently met with them, I don't know". Caputo, who set up the meeting, sent Stone a text message asking, "How insane is the Russian?", remarking on the "big" money he was requesting. Read More »

Cambodia’s ex-PM Prince Ranariddh hurt, wife killed in auto crash

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The death of Phalla is the loss of "a national hero for the Funcinpec party", a posting on Ranariddh's official Facebook page said hours later. Details of his injuries were not immediately available. The party holds 41 seats in the National Assembly, but only because seats held by the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party were distributed to other parties after CNRP was dissolved. Read More »

Haiti Slams Permanent Ban On UK Charity, Oxfam

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Oxfam Great Britain chief executive Mark Goldring announced his resignation last month, saying that someone else should help "rebuild" the group following the scandal in Haiti. The charity, according to the Guardian , has also pledged to "sell freehold property to quickly raise substantial funds". "We know we need to better inspire and engage the United Kingdom public", it says. Read More »

Thousands Protesting in Syntagma Square Against Government's Macedonia Deal

The opposition failed to pass their no-confidence motion, however, by 153 votes to 127 on Saturday, Reuters reported . "Our two countries must leave behind the past and look to the future", he said. Greece had been in dispute with Macedonia since 1991 over the former Yugoslav republic's name, arguing it could imply territorial claims over the Greek province of Macedonia and an appropriation of ancient Greek culture and civilization. Read More »

Peter Strzok says he's willing to testify before House Judiciary Committee

Strzok played a key role in the Clinton email investigation and was one of Mueller's top deputies before he was reassigned following the discovery of anti-Trump text messages he exchanged with another FBI official. A spokesperson for Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, the law firm representing Strzok, confirmed to CBS News that he would be willing to testify without immunity before any congressional committee and would not plead the fifth in response to any questions. Read More »

5 immigrants killed, several injured after SUV fleeing Border Patrol crashes

Boyd said a total of 14 people were inside the SUV and several were ejected out of the vehicle when it rolled onto Highway 85. Footage from a motorist who witnessed the crash and posted video to Facebook shortly after shows at least four bodies on the ground, the mangled Chevrolet and several Border Patrol vehicles at the scene. Read More »

Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi eugenics

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Pope Francis also recalled stories he heard as a child from his teacher about children "thrown from the mountain" if they were born with malformations. The pope added that parents must take children " as God gives them to us ". Francis has repeated the strict anti-abortion stance of his predecessors and integrated it into his broader condemnation of what he calls today's "throw-away culture". Read More »

World Cup goal celebrations ‘cause earthquake’ in Mexico City

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But despite nearly constant pressure, they were largely kept at long range, and their poor finishing rarely threatened Ochoa as Mexico held out for only their second victory against the Germans in 12 attempts. It's a situation we're not used to at all. We played exactly like we did against Saudi Arabia [when Germany won 2-1], only against a better opponent. Read More »

Angela Merkel calls for special European Union summit on refugees

Seehofer, who heads the CSU - the Bavarian sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats - made the remark twice during the meeting. Getting all of the EU states on board for an overhaul of asylum practices and rules is "in my view one of the most decisive issues for European unity", the Christian Democrat chancellor said. Read More »

Trump threatened to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan

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Sources reveal that Trump's opponents were dreaded by verbal punches on various topics from commerce to the increasing trepidation and the refugee flow as well. The official added that the leaders seemed irritated with Trump, "but everyone tried to be rational and calm". Trump arrived late to the gathering, left early, and later attacked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as " weak " after Trudeau said Canada would retaliate for tariffs on imported steel and aluminum imposed by the US. Read More »

North Korea media focuses on global relations after Trump-Kim meet

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It also raised questions about whether Mr. Trump's outreach to the North actually signalled a broader American retreat from the region. Or it could reintroduce the threat of military force, which South Korea , in particular, would resist. The senior North Korean official congratulated Putin on his re-election as President and on hosting the 2018 World Cup, calling it "an important opportunity to celebrate the great Russian nation across the world, and also to maintain economic growth and ... Read More »

US President Donald Trump defends relationship with G7 leaders

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One of those photographs shows him touching Angela Merkel's hand as the two of them smile with other G7 leaders flanking the German chancellor . Meanwhile, Trump's constituents, the American people, were also far more likely to back the Canadian leader over their own president. Read More »

Lava Gushes Through Leilana Estates From Kilauea Volcano's Fissure 8

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The latest flows of lava are said to be expansive and thick. The lower East Rift Zone eruption remains concentrated at fissure 8 in Leilani Estates, which has built a cinder cone 170 feet tall. The geographical footprint of Kilauea's current upheaval is much smaller, covering almost 6,000 acres, or just over 9 square miles (2,400 hectares) of the Big Island in lava, an area roughly seven times Central Park in Manhattan. Read More »

US Senate will call Cambridge Analytica contractor to testify

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Oczkowski said the company has been doing work for the RNC regarding the midterms, but both he and Parscale "told the AP that no Trump re-election work by Data Propria was even planned". President Donald Trump's campaign is working with former employees of the disgraced data firm Cambridge Analytica , a company that collapsed after its scandalous misuse of Facebook data was revealed and is facing scrutiny by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to the Associated Press . Read More »

Roger Stone Met Russian National In May 2016

On Sunday The Washington Post reported that Stone met with the Russian man in May 2016. Stone's meeting with Greenberg brings the total to 11 different Trump campaign officials or associates who have admitted to having contact with a Russian during the campaign and the months before Trump took office, according to the Post . Read More »

Afghan Soldiers And Taliban Celebrate Eid In Unprecedented Ceasefire

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They were unarmed and were met with greetings and hugs by civilians and soldiers as the war-torn county is seeing an unprecedented ceasefire for the Eid holiday. The Taliban announced a ceasefire for the first three days of Eid, which started Friday, promising not to attack Afghan security forces for the first time since the 2001 USA invasion. Read More »

IG Faults Comey's Judgement, But Sees No Bias

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He tweeted Friday he did a "great service to the people" in terminating Comey . "Good instincts", Trump wrote of himself Friday morning. DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz is expected to release his full report at around 3:00 p.m. Read More »

Donald Trump blames 'fake news' for photos suggesting disagreement at G7 meeting

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Donald Trump has slammed the "fake news media" for showing his encounters with the G7 leaders in a "bad" light and unleashed a series of tweets depicting his friendly relationship with the world elite, full of coziness and smiles. As a finishing stroke, Trump tweeted a picture with the European Union elites, highlighting his "great discussions with European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU Council President Donald Tusk". Read More »

Trump says USA must pursue peace with North Korea ‘at all costs’

Winston Churchill despised communism and Josef Stalin. I guess they're using that as another sound bite. Richard Nixon used to refuse to recognize what was once called Red China. Of course, Kim also had the advantage of his father's police state to kill his half-brother, his uncle and other potential opponents. "And I mean, he is the strong head", Trump remarked. Read More »

Moroccan asylum seeker gets life for deadly Finland stabbing rampage

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Abderrahman Bouanane, an alleged sympathiser of Islamic State, was found guilty of the August 18 stabbing rampage in the south-western city of Turku in the first terror trial in the Nordic country. Before being convicted Bouanane told the court that he was "in war against women" when he attacked women in central Turku. Six of the total injured were women, while two men were wounded when they tried to fend off the attacker. Read More »

Greece, Macedonia to sign name change accord June 17: Greek ministry

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His government controls 154 of parliament's 300 seats. After years of grinding austerity and bailouts, the Macedonia name row is perceived by some in Greece as yet another humiliation. Reuters news Agency reports that on June 17, Greece and Macedonia will sign an agreement on renaming the country. More protests are planned for Sunday in the Prespa Lakes area. Read More »

Son's hilarious, embarrassing sign welcoming mom home at airport goes viral

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Brandon Nielsen said he didn't tell his son about the sign or what it said. Once the sign and Damien hit the web, the Nielsen family got plenty of attention. Barbara Nielsen, of Muldrow, said she had spent a week in MI on a work trip. PHOTO:Barbara Nielsen of Muldrow, Okla., had returned from a business in MI when her son Damien and husband Brandon met her at the airport. Read More »

Chrissy Teigen, John Legend donate to charity on Trump's b'day

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The supermodel and businesswoman added that with Thursday being Trump's 72nd birthday, she and the rest of her family each donated $72,000 to "Make Trump's Birthday Great Again". Last week, she tweeted a link to Trump's digital birthday card encouraging her followers to sign it with whatever they wanted. Trump blocked Teigen on Twitter back in July 2017, but in May 2018, Federal Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruled that Trump does not have the right to block anyone on social media ... Read More »

Greek lawmakers reject no-confidence vote

Another outlined her concerns: "We want peaceful relations with our neighbours". The ceremony took place in the border region of Lake Prespa, in the Greek village of Psarades, after which both delegations headed to the Macedonian side of the lake, to the village of Oteshevo, for a celebratory lunch. Read More »

1 dead, 20 injured in shooting at New Jersey arts festival

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Mr Roberts said other festival goers were smoking and drinking, and lingering around their cars. "We have multiple people shot at this time". "I saw two punches and then heard several gunshots". Police sources told The Trentonian that more than 70 shell casings were found at the scene following the shooting. "All shootings, whether large or small, are a crisis. Read More »

Merkel calls for unified approach on migration

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His new "migration master plan", which he wanted to present this week, foresees turning away asylum-seekers at Germany's border if they entered the European Union from another member state and first registered there. "We won't allow the panic of the (Bavarian) state government to take all of Germany and Europe hostage", she said. On Thursday in Vienna , Kurz spoke about the importance of securing Europe's external borders and again suggested he was leaning toward national solutions. Read More »

May: I have listened to rebels over Brexit bill

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The Government's amendment sets out what must happen if the Prime Minister announces before January 21 2019 that no deal has been reached with the European Union either on the withdrawal agreement or the future relationship. Theresa May has given into the demands of pro-EU Conservative MPs. Shortly before the text of the amendment was tabled, former minister Anna Soubry tweeted to say that "deal or no deal Parliament will have a meaningful vote and ... Read More »

Missing 3-year-old found in cornfield with dog by her side

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During a Friday morning line search of a cornfield less than a quarter of a mile from the girl's Qulin home, searchers heard the dog barking and found the toddler nearby. "It was stressful and emotional". Volunteer Makayla Hardcastle said the thick corn field made it an especially challenging search. "The corn feels like razor blades cutting you, especially for a child", Hardcastle said. Read More »