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Blatter will fly to Moscow for World Cup

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FILE PHOTO: FIFA's President Sepp Blatter shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) during the preliminary draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Konstantin Palace in St. Blatter was ousted in 2015 after a massive corruption scandal at football's governing body which resulted in the charging of several top officials. Read More »

Hundreds of immigrant children kept in cages in Texas

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The overhead lighting in the warehouse stays on around the clock. Around 130 unaccompanied minors are processed in the McAllen center daily - and 15 to 20 of those kids have typically been separated from their parents , officials told the LA Times . Read More »

Macron backs European Union ally Merkel in political battle on immigration

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But it showed the bloc is trying to accommodate a new, anti-establishment government in Italy, as well as Berlin where Merkel's coalition partner issued an ultimatum for an EU-wide deal on migration. Over the weekend Seehofer had signalled he would hold off on implementing the measure until after an European Union summit on migration and asylum policy that is scheduled for the end of the month. Read More »

New Republican plan would hold children in detention longer - with their parents

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WHITE HOUSE: HOW TO KEEP THE FAMILIES TOGETHERSchlapp said Trump was meeting with Republican lawmakers to come up with a bipartisan plan on immigration and border security. "The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable", al Hussein is reported to have said in a Human Rights Council session in Geneva on June 18. Read More »

Corey Lewandowski Mocks Story of Girl with Down Syndrome Separated from Mother

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But Lewandowski was unmoved, responding with a derisive "sad trombone" sound - "womp, womp!" as Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo described it. The children were then sent to a detention center in McAllen, Texas, while their mother was sent to Brownsville, an hour away. The father is a legal resident in the United States and they are trying to get them reunited, Videgaray said. Read More »

Police hunt vehicle that hit Dutch concert-goers

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The vehicle was driven away after the incident at the PinkPop festival in Landgraaf, which happened just hours after United States star Bruno Mars had performed his headline set. Police from Belgium and Germany were believed to have helped with the search. In addition to the fatality there were also three people seriously injured. Read More »

Violence returns to Afghanistan after brief cease-fire

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Laskargah, where the Taliban have delivered a series of blows to government forces this year. No group has claimed responsibility for Sunday's explosion but Saturday's was claimed by the local affiliate of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group. Read More »

USA to withdraw from U.N. Human Rights Council

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The United States threatened to leave the council previous year citing similar reasons. "The Human Rights Council has become an exercise in shameless hypocrisy, with numerous world's worst human-rights abuses going ignored and some of the world's most serious offenders sitting on the council itself", Pompeo said, according to NPR . Read More »

Southgate Tube Incident: Police Investigate 'Minor Explosion' At North London Station

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Cordons are in place and the station is closed. Police have been called to reports of an explosion at a London Tube station. Police say no cause has yet been established. 'We are not aware of any serious injury '. "Officers are on scene alongside @ metpoliceuk ". A Twitter user with the handle @nakzokulah posted: "I was at Southgate Station when this commotion started". Read More »

S Korea conducts war games to defend against Japan

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Last week, Trump made the surprise announcement that the United States would halt " war games " with its South Korean security ally - without making clear when the freeze would begin. The president has suggested strongly that the meeting with Kim ensured that North Korea was no longer a threat. "The United States is in a position to keep its commitment to its allied nations' defense and our understanding is there is no change to the U.S. Read More »

US Senate passes defense bill, battle looms with Trump over China's ZTE

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This year, the Senate included an amendment that would kill the Trump administration's agreement to allow ZTE to resume business with USA suppliers, one of the few times the Republican-led Senate has veered from White House policy. Democrat senators Chuck Schumer of NY and Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, together with Republican senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Marco Rubio of Florida, released a joint statement after the passage of the bill. Read More »

Deadly shooting at all-night arts festival in New Jersey

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Seventeen people are injured by gunshot wounds. Irvin Higgenbotham, who comes to the event every year, said he was walking with his bike when he heard gunfire. "I've always bragged that this is Trenton's best event.it's always peaceful I've always felt safe". Authorities said Art All Night organizers were in the midst of shutting the event down when the shots rang out. Read More »

US to pull out of United Nations human rights body

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The administration of US President Donald Trump has warned that it could quit the UNHRC if the list is published. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly preview the decision. The report follows one from Reuters last week that said the USA withdrawing from the group was "not a question of if but of when". A full pullout by the US would leave the council without one of its traditional defenders of human rights. Read More »

Sessions on Border Controversy: 'We're Doing the Right Thing' - Leah Barkoukis

The zero-tolerance policy, however, hasn't deterred immigrants from trying to enter the country illegally , internal Department of Homeland Security documents obtained by CNN show. Earlier this year, after the "zero-tolerance policy" was implemented, a Honduran family arrived at the McAllen-Hidalgo port of entry to claim asylum after witnessing a cousin's murder by men dressed as police and being threatened by the killers to leave Honduras or "face consequences". Read More »

Americans Spend More Than $1 Billion Each Year On Father's Day Gifts

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While it may seem hacky to rest on the laurels of jokey dad tropes, good natures teasing is a universal love language for dads of all stripes . Have you picked up anything for Dad yet? Ruth's Chris Steak House : they are celebrating Father's Day by opening at noon at many locations and offering special Chef's Feature meals. Read More »

All 5 first ladies speak out on family separations at border

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She added, "These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in USA history". The family separations are the result of Mr Trump's " zero tolerance " policy that arrests all adults who are caught trying to enter the United States illegally, including those seeking asylum. Read More »

Woman shouting 'Allahu akbar' injures two with blade in France

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A woman crying Allahu akbar , God is great in Arabic, has injured two people with a box cutter at a supermarket in southern France , French media said. In France a woman with a knife attacked people, news agencies reported. France has been plagued by a series of terrorist attacks and has remained on high alert since 2015. Read More »

Merkel says climate change is a fact, laments USA stance

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US President Donald Trump said migrants were violently changing Europe's culture. Watch the discussion above. President Donald Trump warned Monday that the United States must avoid the immigration problems facing Europe and he attacked the policies of Germany , one of the United States' closest allies. Read More »

Cambodia's Prince Ranariddh injured and wife killed in head-on collision

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Khmer Times quoted Yim Savy, Funcinpec secretary general, as saying that the Prince Ranariddh would be sent overseas for medical treatment. Ranariddh is a son of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk. The same source said that the prince, who was a coprime minister with Prime Minister Hun Sen, arrived at Bangkok Airport at about 1am today and because of his serious condition was airlifted to the hospital rather than taken by ambulance. Read More »

North Korea's Kim in China; U.S., South Korea suspend military drill

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The U.S. has stationed combat troops in South Korea since the Korean War, in which China fought on North Korea's side and which ended in 1953 with an armistice and no peace treaty. After the conclusion of the June 12 summit deliberations, Trump announced that he had made a decision to end joint exercises with South Korea, which he described as "provocative". Read More »

Elon Musk accuses Tesla employee of 'extensive and damaging sabotage'

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He didn't get the promotion he wanted. Musk did not specify to whom he was referring. From the unconfirmed email obtained by CNBC , it seems that the saboteur is already in custody and has owned up to his (yes, male) crimes. Although Musk said the reorganisation does not impact production associates and is not expected to delay manufacturing targets, thousands of employees lost their jobs. Read More »

Greece, Macedonia sign agreement on name change

Tsipras' domestic critics say he has bargained away Greece's diplomatic advantages - the power of veto over European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation accession - for a deal that could backfire. Athens and Skopje are at odds over the use of the name of Macedonia since the neighboring state declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. "Imagine what (the deal) will mean, just for the flow of people. Read More »

"Violently Changed Their Culture": Donald Trump On Migrants In Europe

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He said the number of immigrants crossing with children increased sharply during the Obama administration. It is historic, with some countries the most unsafe places in the world. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that has been criticized for its practices regarding undocumented immigrants. Trump on Monday falsely blamed Democrats - the minority party in Washington - for obstructing legislation to fix the situation. Read More »

Surprise: Kim Jong-un arrives in Beijing

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The Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills have taken place annually for more than 40 years. South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported that the upcoming Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise, which usually begins in late August, would be canceled as part of the suspensions. Read More »