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Final hours of Saudi Arabia ban on female drivers


Saudi women are officially allowed to get behind the wheel, after a decades-old driving ban was lifted. There were claims that removing the ban would lead to promiscuity and the breakdown of the family unit. Prince Mohammed is set to inherit a country where more than half of its 20 million citizens are under the age of 25. Many Saudis celebrated on social media, but some reactions were derisive or expressed concern about social impacts. Read More »

Melania Trump wears ‘I really don't care' jacket before visiting migrant children


Here is the problem: The role of the first family is TO care - about the country and the world - including about immigrants who come to America for opportunity, just like Melania Trump did. Grisham sent out a tweet saying the first lady's visit with children in Texas impacted the first lady "greatly". On Thursday , Melania Trump faced criticism over her choice of outerwear after making an unannounced visit to the Texas border near Mexico . Read More »

Polls open in Turkey in biggest test for Erdogan


The stakes in this election are particularly high as the new president will be the first to enjoy enhanced powers under a new constitution agreed in a April 2017 referendum strongly backed by Erdogan. Confident and combative, Ince said "Erdogan you are going!" and called him a "fascist". But he reckoned without Muharrem Ince, the presidential candidate of the secularist Republican People's Party (CHP), whose feisty performance at campaign rallies has galvanised Turkey's long-demoralised and ... Read More »

After giving birth, New Zealand PM craves mac-n-cheese


The birth capped an eventful year for Ardern who became prime minister last October, three months after inheriting the leadership of the Labour Party when it was languishing in the polls. And speculation will also likely be turning to baby names, with no clues provided in Thursday's announcements. However, in recent weeks she's said the picking process was going "terribly". Read More »

USA fashion firm sells its take on USA first lady's controversial jacket

But President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN analyst Kirsten Powers: Melania's jacket should read "Let them eat cake" CNN's Cuomo confronts Lewandowski over "womp womp" remark Sessions says Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok no longer has his security clearance MORE contradicted that statement, saying in a tweet that the message referred to " the Fake News Media ". Read More »

Jogger who accidentally crossed US-Canada border is detained for two weeks


Ms Roman, who had gone to Canada to visit her mother and practice her English, insisted to the officers she did not see any warning signs, and at first did not realise how serious the matter would become. A video by and posted to YouTube explores the interesting border along the 49th parallel and the exceptions to the "no touch zone", which includes Whatcom County's own Point Roberts. Read More »

ALERT: Several injured in Zimambwe blast, moments after Mnangagwa address


The explosion occurred just as President Mnangagwa was leaving the stage after his rally at white city stadium. Kembo Mohadi suffered leg injuries, and Constantino Chiwenga had slight facial bruises, state media said. Home Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu confirmed the "unfortunate incident" adding: "There were some injuries but I am still to get full details but as you are aware this happened close to the (president)". Read More »

WH Press Secy Sanders Speaks Out About Restaurant Service Discrimination


Ignoring Huckabee Sanders' lie, that she always treats people "respectfully", does she deserve pity? Asked for comment, Sanders referred TPM to her tweet Saturday . Nielsen eventually left the restaurant. "Thank you for having the courage of your convictions". Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen left another D.C. Read More »

Pelosi derides GOP immigration bill


Moving images and audio recordings of crying children held in cages or tents at border facilities had dominated news for weeks but Trump had insisted he was bound by the law to split children from their parents. "On the other hand, we shouldn't be doing it unless we have all the structures in place to accommodate the families right away". "It's about keeping families together while at the same time making sure that we have a very powerful, very strong border", Trump said as he signed the ... Read More »

Italy and Germany clash as migration rows split EU


Lifeline spokesman Axel Steier said the migrants on its boat included 14 women and four small children. 'For the safety of the crew and those rescued we humanly and politically ask Malta to finally open one of its ports, and then seize the ship and its crew'. Read More »

Leo Varadkar: Brexit deal 'not likely' to happen


British Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to overcome differences on Brexit within her Conservative Party and has clashed with parliament over what powers it should have over the final deal. The European Commission is now demanding the United Kingdom sign up to a Brexit "backstop" where Northern Ireland will stay inside the EU's Single Market and Customs Union, and be separated from the United Kingdom by a sea border until a way of keeping the Irish border open is found. Read More »

Prosecutor Charges Netanyahu's Wife With Fraud: Justice Ministry


This is not the first time a financial scandal is coming out of the residence of an Israeli Prime Minister. Sara Netanyahu's lawyers said the indictment was "ludicrous". The prosecution also indicted Seidoff, the former Prime Minister's Office deputy director-general, on Thursday for the same offenses as Netanyahu, while adding the offense of falsifying documents and with a total fraud amount of NIS 393,000 (approximately $108,000). Read More »

United States child detention pictures disturbing - Theresa May


When Sky News asked ambassador Robert Wood Johnson about the pair's meeting, he replied: "Yes, yes I mean he has to see the head of state. Meeting Her Majesty is the most important thing, because she is head of state". The ambassador's confirmation of the meeting with the queen comes after days of intense global condemnation of Trump. "It's tragic and shocking to see innocent children caged like animals at USA migrant camps and to hear their cries of anguish after being forcibly ... Read More »

Several people killed in explosion at a rally for new Ethiopian PM


The blast was reportedly caused by a grenade. This is the latest of numerous changes made since Mr Abiy came to office in April, relaxing the state's previously tight grip on power. After the blast, dozens of people stormed the stage, hurling various objects at police, shouting: "Woyane down, down", and "Woyane thief", using a pejorative term for the government, the AFP correspondent said. Read More »

Trump 'an inspiration,' fan says at Duluth rally


I became president and they didn't'. Trump told a fired-up audience that the executive order he signed hours earlier would not weaken his border strategy and again pledged, as he did during the 2016 election, to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. Read More »

Chaos and unanswered calls as parents try to find separated children


The president was in an unapologetic mood on Twitter on Friday morning and downplayed the distressing images at the border as "phony stories of sadness and grief". "You don't hear these stories", said Steve Ronnebeck, whose 21-year-old son Grant was killed by an illegal immigrant over a pack of cigarettes. "No because of my sister", she sobbed. Read More »

Brexit: Government defeats final obstacle in parliament


MPs voted 319 to 303 against an amendment tabled by Tory rebel Dominic Grieve to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. Well, the Remainers seem to have been bought off by a nod from the PM that really she's on their side, that if they just show a bit of patience they'll get the softish Brexit they desire, viz a trading arrangement that looks a bit like membership of a customs union and close enough alignment with EU rules to deliver relatively frictionless trade with the EU. Read More »

Uber driver was watching tv show prior to fatal crash, police say

An Arizona police report says the backup driver in an Uber autonomous SUV was streaming a television show on Hulu just before the vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in March. Arizona governor Doug Ducey prohibited Uber from continuing its tests of self-driving cars after Ms Herzberg was hit. Police say dashcam footage shows that Vasquez "was distracted and looking down" during the almost 22-minute drive that preceded the crash. Read More »

U.S. Space Force: President Trump Proposes 6th Military Branch


Cecil D. Haney said in 2015 . Russian Federation in recent years has taken part in numerous initiatives for the "prevention of an arms race in outer space", she said . Brian Weeden, the director of program planning for the Secure World Foundation - an NGO that is dedicated to helping shape space policy told The Verge , "There's a lot of complexity in making this change, since it involves creating a whole new Pentagon bureaucracy from scratch". Read More »

Yemen government forces enter Hodeida airport: UAE


Last Wednesday, government forces launched an offensive to clear Hodeida of rebel fighters who have held it since 2014, raising United Nations concerns for vital aid shipments and commercial food imports through the city's docks. There are fears that the assault could have grave consequences for the humanitarian situation in Yemen, which with 22 million dependent on aid and 8.4 million on the verge of starvation is already the world's worst, according to the United Nations. Read More »

Trump stops family separation, but continues 'zero tolerance'


Five days later, he did just that. The administration's move comes after withering criticism for its heavy-handed and cold-hearted response to an immigration crisis following the implementation of its zero-tolerance policy that has resulted in children being forcibly separated from Central and South American parents who illegally cross the border. Read More »

On whether Wisconsin is the most gerrymandered state


The brief five-page ruling in the Maryland case was limited to rejecting the Republican voters' attempt to block the congressional district while litigation moves forward. Beyond the district-by-district vote dilution approach to challenging a partisan gerrymandered map, she also floated the idea of an "associational injury" that a political party suffers that was distinct from an individual's diluted to vote. Read More »

XXXTentacion murder suspect arrested


The man now being held as a suspect in the murder of XXXTentacion made appeared to make a coded reference to the shooting shortly after the rapper had been gunned down. Williams was expected to appear Thursday in Broward County Court. Nobody responded at Williams' home, a rental bungalow in a modest neighborhood of Pompano Beach . Read More »

Mayor learns more than 200 separated migrant children in NYC


Nielsen said on Monday, "Congress alone can fix it". The goal is to continue enforcing immigration law, which deems crossing into the USA without permission a crime, while keeping legitimate family units together. created to protect refugees and asylum seekers". "Do we look away, or do we choose to see something of ourselves and our children?" he wrote. It also doesn't change anything yet for the some 2,300 children taken from their families since the policy was put into place. Read More »

Pentagon Agrees to Provide Space for 20,000 Migrant Children


The president and his top aides have insisted for days that they had no choice but to separate children from their parents due to unspecified U.S. laws. "But at the same time I think you have to understand we are keeping families together, but we have to keep our borders strong". The measure would also provide as much as $7 billion to fund facilities to house families, which under the legislation would qualify for funds set aside for border-funding technology. Read More »

Trump Says North Korea Blew Up Four Big Test Sites


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed measures to bolster "strategic and tactical" cooperation between the two countries in a second meeting on Wednesday, the North's state media said on Thursday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed during a summit in April to hold the family reunions about August 15, the anniversary of the Korean Peninsula's independence from Japanese colonial rule at the end of World War II ... Read More »

Trump Directs Administration To Reunite Children Separated From Parents

There was no hidden message", Grisham said. Mrs Trump's spokesperson told CNN: "It's a jacket". Trump's solution to the problem created by his "zero-tolerance policy", which orders the detention of everyone crossing the border illegally is creating a confrontation between the executive and judicial branch by directing the Justice Department to seek court approval to keep children detained for more than 20 days. Read More »