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East Syria strike kills 38 pro-regime fighters, monitor says

A commander in a pro-government alliance meanwhile told Reuters news agency that several Iraqi militiamen had been killed in strikes by drones, "probably American", on positions between Albu Kamal and al-Tanf - an area 230km (145 miles) to the south-west where some usa military personnel are based. Read More »

Reporter, Sanders spar over plight of immigrant children separated from parents


On Tuesday in Dallas, the Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution on immigration reform calling for secure borders and a pathway to legal status that maintains "the priority of family unity, resulting in an efficient immigration system that honors the value and dignity of those seeking a better life for themselves and their families". Read More »

Melania Trump calls for end to migrant family separations

In an extraordinary intervention on the key issue of immigration, First Lady Melania Trump has released a statement that many commentators are seeing as an implicit criticism of her husband's policy on the separation of migrant children from their parents. Read More »

Strong deadly quake rattles Japan

Kansai Electric Power said no irregularities had been detected at the Mihama, Takahama and Ohi nuclear plants after the quake. Japanese media reported one of the quake's victims is a 9-year-old girl found at a school in Takatsuki City. More than 170,000 households in Osaka and neighboring Hyogo prefecture lost power temporarily but it was restored within two hours, the utility said. Read More »

Walmart shooting: Gunman killed by armed civilian in Washington store parking lot


It is not clear if the shooter ever entered the store, despite customers' reports that he had been, Wohl said. "(The suspect) hijacks a auto apparently to get here, then hijacks another vehicle. A witness told KOMO News they were in line in the store when gunfire erupted. Heard about five or six pops. "He took action. I really think more people could have been shot. Read More »

President Trump Says IG Report ‘Totally Destroys’ Former FBI Director James Comey


PAUL ADDS: John has identified what I consider the most important aspect of the IG's report - what it tells us about the motive behind the Russian Federation investigation in its early days. Clinton supporters believe Comeys actions, far from hurting Trump, may well have torpedoed her chance of becoming president. Trump found new ammunition to resume his attacks after the inspector general's report concluded that Comey made a "serious error of judgment" by announcing that he was ... Read More »

Conway says 'nobody likes' family separation policy


The CBC's Wendy Mesley speaks with Natalia Cornelio, director of criminal justice reform for Texas Civil Rights Project, about the stories she's hearing from parents. Nielsen went on to explain that a child will only be separated from its family "if the adult has broken a law". "I hate the children being taken away", Trump told reporters Friday. Read More »

Saudi-Led Forces Reportedly Seize Airport of Yemen’s Hudaydah


Hodeida is a lifeline for the poverty-stricken country, which imports 90 percent of its food, fuel and medicine, 70 percent of which come through the city's port. United Nations envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths is expected to propose to Houthi rebel leaders that they cede control of the Red Sea port to a UN-supervised committee to avoid further fighting with advancing coalition troops. Read More »

Bannon Urges Trump to Shut Down Government if No Wall

Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform", the first lady's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement . Some of Trump's fellow Republicans have said the policy must end. As a result of these policies, more than 2,000 immigrant children were separated from their parents between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday . Read More »

3 confirmed dead in Japan earthquake, dozens injured


The epicenter of Monday's natural disaster was just north of Osaka city at a depth of 13 km (8 miles), said the Japan Meteorological Agency . Public broadcaster NHK said that in addition to the dead, more than 230 people were injured. "My parents suffered a blackout and they have no water". The city is close to Kobe, which was hit by a deadly magnitude 6.9 quake in 1995. "I was relieved when I confirmed he was safe". Read More »

Italy won’t ratify European Union free-trade accord with Canada -…


Freeland noted that the accord had provisionally come into force last September. All 28 European Union member states must approve the agreement for it to take full effect. Italy's new Eurosceptic coalition government of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, drawn from the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and the right-wing League, is set to set to challenge the EU's fiscal rules and crack down on immigration. Read More »

Stephen Miller Was Driving Force Behind Trump Family Separation Policy


But neither bill has much hope of securing enough support in the Republican-controlled Congress, let alone surviving Trump's veto pen. "And so he went to a zero tolerance policy ". On Sunday, Democratic members of Congress paid a "surprise Father's Day visit" to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centre in New Jersey, demanding to see detainees separated from their children. Read More »

Strong quake strikes Japanese city


The magnitude 6.1 natural disaster struck north of Osaka city Monday shortly after 8 a.m. 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 »

Eurydice Dixon memorial vandalised ahead of planned vigil

With many in Melbourne and around Australia already deeply distressed by the news a woman had lost her life, her identification by police has brought the tragedy even closer to home for many in the entertainment industry. "Who does that? Who walks alone in the park?" I've seen people pitch apps, being like 'can we do something to record where these things are happening and spread awareness about places to avoid?'. Read More »

5 people die in South Texas pursuit crash involving undocumented immigrants


The driver was arrested by Homeland Security officials, KSAT reported , citing unnamed officials. "It's a problem. This is, I think, a ideal example of why our borders need to be secure". "The deputy actually took him into custody". He would not confirm if any of the patients had died. The auto was traveling around 100 miles per hour, according to Boyd. Read More »

US to take appropriate measures amid Syrian government violations


Since a year ago, a "de-escalation" deal brokered by Russian Federation, the United States and Jordan has contained fighting there. "We were faced with two options. Assad says contacts are "ongoing" between the Russians, the USA, and the Israelis, but says the relationship between Syria and Iran "will not be part of any settlement" and is "not in the worldwide bazaar". Read More »

2 feared dead after natural disaster hits Osaka in western Japan


All trains and subways across Osaka city were halted, and the bullet train that travels through the region was halted as far as Fukuoka in southern Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency has updated the magnitude of the quake to 6.1, stronger than the initial 5.9 magnitude. The Japanese government had not received reports of major damage as of 8.30am, spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters. Read More »

First lady spokeswoman: Melania Trump 'hates to see' families separated at border


So if they don't like that law, they should change it, ' she added. Appearing on NBC's " Meet the Press " Conway said , "As a mother, as a Catholic, as somebody who's got a conscience ..." Because children can not be held in criminal detention, the policy soon led to a spike in children being separated from the families with whom they'd approached the border. Read More »

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian


While Caputo claims that his private investigation reveals that Greenberg is a longtime FBI informant, The Post wrote that there "is no evidence that Greenberg was working with the FBI in his interactions with Stone". On May 29, 2016, Caputo checked back with Stone via text message , The Post reported. Greenberg, who did not reveal the information he claimed to possess, wanted Trump to pay $2 million for the political dirt, Stone said. Read More »

Rudy Giuliani: Trump Will Not Issue Any Pardons in Mueller Investigation


The attorney had been assigned to the Clinton investigation and to the Mueller probe, but left that team in February, according to the report . Giuliani also addressed a possible interview with special counsel Robert Mueller , saying, "Mueller only gets an interview after he gets thoroughly investigated and we determine his conflicts, the biases and prejudices of his staff". Read More »

5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

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. The chase began with a Border Patrol agent as the vehicle was coming north from the border, then the Dimmit County Sheriff's deputies took over. Read More »

Mattis blasts Putin for trying to 'shatter' NATO - DN - Defence Notes


He told reporters at the Group of Seven Summit on Saturday that Obama was responsible for the annexation and called for the G-7 to readmit Moscow to the group. Kurtz, the report said, agreed to approach Trump about the meeting. Trump, in his remarks, blamed former President Barack Obama for Russia's action in Crimea, claiming it was Obama's "fault" because "Putin didn't respect President Obama". Read More »

Tory Brexit rifts deepen as rebels brand May's compromise 'unacceptable'


On Tuesday MPs in the Commons voted to reject the amendment to the bill, which would weaken the PM's hand at the negotiating table. She admitted there had been "a debate" about what a "meaningful" vote for Parliament meant: "I've listened carefully to the concerns, I've put an amendment down which I think balances this issue of the role of Parliament together with the need for us to ensure we don't overturn the decision of the British people". Read More »

Unbelievable! Taliban fighters, Afghan troops embrace amid ceasefire


A vehicle bomb killed 36 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday. That has raised concerns among some Afghans over the number of Taliban who have taken advantage of the ceasefire to enter cities around the country, including the capital Kabul , and may still be there when the truce ends. Read More »

Trump Renews Defense of North Korea Agreement


Just over four in 10 (41 per cent) say Mr Trump made reasonable compromises at the summit, while about a third (34 per cent) say he gave away too much to the North Korean leader. "Parroting Chinese and North Korean propaganda by saying joint exercises are "provocative" undermines our security and alliances". Negotiations will now commence, but if the past is prologue, they could drag on for a very long time and never reach a firm conclusion. Read More »

President Trumps blames Democrats for separation of migrant families

Amid the crackdown, the detained parents are "in jail settings", the official said, awaiting adjudication and possible prosecution for crossing the border. Trump said in a morning post on Twitter . "And yet Nancy Pelosi and Washington Democrats continue to protect them and to push for open borders". Family separation "is an immoral , horrific policy", added Senator Dianne Feinstein, who has introduced legislation to keep immigrant families together. Read More »

Homeowners describe despair after lava destroys hundreds of homes


Helens in Washington state, according to geologist Scott Rowland, a volcanologist at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The approval came a day after Governor David Ige formally requested assistance for an estimated 2,800 residents who have lost their homes to lava flows or were forced from their dwellings under evacuation orders since Kilauea rumbled back to life on May 3. Read More »

Italy PM Conte to meet Merkel in Berlin on Monday


It also cancelled the meeting that was scheduled between the economy ministers of the two countries. France has a head of state. "English has probably never been so present in Brussels as when we're talking about Brexit", Mr. On Twitter, he called for "a new Europe where national egotism does not prevail". The arrival of Salvini to power would be result, according to this diagnosis, of European paralysis in face of immigrant crisis. Read More »

Greek parliament debates no-confidence motion in government


The deal was met with fury by critics in both countries, who accuse their respective prime ministers of conceding too much. Macedonia is formally called the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) by the United Nations. Greece had argued the name "Macedonia" implied territorial claims on its province of the same name, which is the birthplace of the ancient warrior king Alexander the Great, and usurped its ancient Greek heritage and history. Read More »

Giuliani says no immediate pardons related to Russian Federation probe


He did, however, point out that once the investigation is complete and all charges have been settled, the President still has the power to take action. Mueller's investigation. Susan Collins , R-Maine, said Sunday on CBS's " Face the Nation ". It was an apparent shift from his comments just hours earlier, in which he said things "might get cleaned up" in the Russian Federation probe "with some presidential pardons". Read More »

President Trump Has Some Awfully Kind Words For Kim Jong Un


When asked how he could mourn the death of American Otto Warmbier , who was held hostage by Pyongyang , but not attack Kim's human rights record, Trump said he wants to have a good rapport with the leader. "He's his own communications director". "Our world has seen more than enough conflict". In a video message Friday defending the nuclear agreement, Trump said the US must seize the chance to avert nuclear conflict "at all costs". Read More »

Delhi's air quality 'severe' due to dust storm in western India


After hitting "hazardous" levels in November past year, the pollution in Delhi is once again on the rise due to dust storms in the western parts of the country. Residents' participation is welcome. "Municipal Corporations and PWD will intensify mechanical road sweepings, sprinkling of non-potable water at central verges and roadsides and stop brooming activity on main roads", it stated. Read More »