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Women march through Washington against Trump's immigration policy

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. The protest was organized and promoted by Women's March, the same group that mounted a massive protest effort past year shortly after President Donald Trump took office. The protesters were calling for the abolishment of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, and were heard chanting " abolish ICE ". President Trump is spending the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., and won't be home during the protest. Read More »

Minnesota's Muslim community reacts to U.S. Supreme Court travel ban decision

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Trump told reporters Wednesday that he plans to nominate a justice from that list. The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling upholding President Donald Trump's travel ban may have a silver lining for people fighting other administration immigration policies after the 5-4 majority ruled that the president's prior comments about Muslims were not off limits when evaluating the ban, legal experts said. Read More »

Israel Strikes Out At Gaza Fire Kites

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King Abdullah II, who met with Kushner and Greenblatt on Tuesday in the capital, Amman, will visit Trump at the White House on Monday to weigh in personally with the president. That coincides with the language of the worldwide consensus and global law, which hold that East Jerusalem and the West Bank are Israeli-occupied territory. Read More »

USA sends coffins to North Korea for soldiers' remains

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The North has long accused the USA of provoking the 1950-53 Korean War as part of a plan for global domination and blames it for the division of the peninsula, agreed between Moscow and Washington in the closing days of World War II. The North's agreement to hold only a single week of reunions for 100 families, falls far short of what many expected after Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in promised "comprehensive and groundbreaking advancement of inter-Korean relations" in ... Read More »

Donald Trump Appears to Defend Family Separation Policy on Twitter

Trump tweeted Sunday that the US immigration system is "laughed at all over the world" and is "very unfair" to individuals using legal avenues to gain entry. Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to stop separating parents and children at the USA border. US immigration law provides certain rights for undocumented immigrants arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Read More »

Saudi women are on the roads and driving as ban is lifted

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A report by the Gulf Research Centre said that lifting the driving ban on women "may help them overcome some of the difficulties they face in accessing job opportunities". Saudi Arabia follows a strict form of Wahhabi Islam that bans the mixing of sexes at public events and places numerous curbs on women, including needing the permission of a male guardian to marry, work or travel. Read More »

Turkey election: Polls close as Erdogan seeks second term

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Voters are flocking to polling centres today to cast ballots in an election that will complete Turkey's transition to a new executive presidential system, a move approved in a controversial referendum a year ago. Erdogan cast his vote in a poll station in Istanbul with his wife, the first lady Emine Erdogan. Turkey's President and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks at his ballot before casting his vote at a polling station in Istanbul on June 24, ... Read More »

N. Korea still poses N-threat

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Security Council resolutions against North Korea . Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has been ordered by Trump to unilaterally halt "provocative" U.S. The repatriation will mark the first step to be implemented under the agreement reached during last week's U.S. He dismissed it as " completely false " and said plans were " still preliminary ". Read More »

Trump signs executive order to end separation of immigrant families

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The Trump administration separated more than 2,000 children from their parents since early May, garnering overwhelming backlash from the public. Trump's decision to reverse course comes despite the fact that administration officials have insisted for days that only Congress could fix the problem. Read More »

Russian Federation raises alarm against Donald Trump’s plans for militarising space

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The House past year approved a proposal from Alabama GOP Rep. Mike Rogers to create a Space Corps , which would be the first new military branch since the Air Force was broken out of the Army in 1947. 'The essence of the American character is to explore new horizons and to tame new frontiers'. In addition, there are two other space initiatives being enforced by the National Space Council. Read More »

Trump gives in to pressure, orders end to family separation policy

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A federal prosecutor said "there was no prosecution sought" in light of Trump's executive order ending the practice of separating families. Trump's "zero tolerance" policy refers all apprehended undocumented adults for criminal prosecution - a break with past administrations that limited criminal referral for most adults who illegally crossed into the USA with their juvenile family members. Read More »

Priest slaps crying baby at baptism ceremony

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According to one Reddit user , the priest can be heard saying in French , as the child cried: "It's a tantrum, this is called a tantrum". At first, the 43-second video clip shows the priest, who is speaking French, attempting to comfort the crying baby. Read More »

Time magazine cover puts immigration crisis at Trump's feet

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Time Magazine's July 22 cover illustrates the power imbalance at the heart of the immigration policy. The issue carries the simple coverline, " Welcome to America ". "I could see on their faces that they had no idea what was about to happen". Moore, who as a photojournalist has been covering the U.S. -Mexico border for a decade, said he did not see the pair separated but that policy at the time would indicate their separation. Read More »

Prime Minister hit by dramatic resignation as MPs debate Brexit

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The prime minister doesn't have a Commons majority , and there are pro-EU rebels in her party who could side with Labour lawmakers to try to keep the amendments in place. But a government official said they had just agreed to open talks on the basis of the rebel amendment. Outside parliament, around 60 protesters called on parliament to stop Brexit, saying they were cheated by the 2016 campaign to leave the European Union which they suspected had been influenced by Moscow. Read More »

Centre wants terrorism to end in Kashmir: Rajnath Singh

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In fact, on March 3, 2015, two days after the government was formed, PM Modi disapproved CM Mufti Sayeed's comment crediting Pakistan, the Hurriyat and even terrorists for smooth conduct of the pertinent assembly elections in J&K the previous year-end. Read More »

Israeli PM Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud, Justice Ministry says

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Netanyahu, a high-profile presence at her husband's side throughout his lengthy time at the helm, has denied any wrongdoing. Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit filed the indictment against Netanyahu for fraud with aggravated circumstances and breach of public trust in what has become known as the "Prepared Food Affair", referring to fraudulently obtaining from the state NIS 359,000 (approximately $100,000) in hundreds of prepared food orders. Read More »

Grieve: Brexit amendment will not bring government down

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Peers backed an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill by 354 to 235, a majority of 119. Mrs May insisted she was a woman of her word and had listened to rebels' concerns and acted on them. At last two other Tory backbenchers, former justice minister Phillip Lee and Heidi Allen, have publicly pledged their support to Mr Grieve. "But if we have no deal at all we are on the middle of frankly an extraordinary crisis". Read More »

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern gives birth to baby girl

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became the first world leader in more than 30 years to give birth in office on Thursday when she delivered a baby girl. "We already talk about significant issues, that will just continue, we'll just be in different roles", she said in a interview with Fairfax media just before going on maternity leave . Read More »

Rescue ship docks in Spain carrying hundreds of migrants

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Spain subsequently offered to take the Aquarius and it is expected at the port of Valencia on Sunday. Men, women and children who spent nine days on the Aquarius , after their rescue off the Libyan coast, cheered as they approached Valencia , where they were met by officials in white protective suits and masks, before police processed their information. Read More »

China says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived Tuesday in Beijing where he will spend two days, according to Chinese state media. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rushed to Beijing to brief Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top leaders soon after the Trump-Kim meeting. Read More »

Markets Begin to Take Threat of Trade War Seriously

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By targeting goods that are finished in China but whose components are often sourced from neighboring South Korea, Japan and Taiwan and more , the USA strategy could hurt the economies of America's allies too. In a briefing with reporters Tuesday morning, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro downplayed the notion that the USA was in a "trade war" with China. Read More »

Pakistan Taliban chief killed in USA drone strike

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Fazlullah and two other insurgents were killed early on Thursday morning, defence ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish said. He said the militant was killed in a USA drone strike Thursday night in the Marawara district of the eastern province of Kunar, close to the Pakistan border. Read More »

3 dead, dozens injured by quake in Osaka in western Japan

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Media reported she had been trapped when a wall collapsed on her at school following the 5.3-magnitude quake. At least 51 people were injured, mainly across the northern Osaka and neighboring prefectures, the broadcaster reports, citing data from local police and fire departments. Read More »