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PM under pressure to review laws on recreational cannabis use

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Hannah Deacon, the mother of Alfie Dingley , was told during a live TV interview with ITV News that her son he had been given the medicine. "Let's be clear: actually it isn't", he said. British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Britain must quickly review its policies on medical marijuana use in light of the case of a 12-year-old boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent unsafe seizures. Read More »

China blasts Trump's new tariff threat as 'blackmail'

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China accused the United States on Tuesday of "extreme pressure and blackmailing" and vowed to retaliate after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion (£151.8 billion) of Chinese goods in an escalation of the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies. Read More »

In Trump Rebuke, US Senate Votes to Reimpose Ban on China's ZTE

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On Monday (June 19) the Senate passed a defense spending bill for the financial year starting October 1. The NDAA, which includes the provision about ZTE, passed in the Senate today with 85 votes in favor and 10 against. This year, the Senate included an amendment that could kill the Trump administration's agreement to allow ZTE to resume business with U.S. suppliers, one of the few times the Republican-led Senate has veered from White House policy. Read More »

GOP lawmaker calls on Sessions to end family separation

USA protocol prohibits detaining children with their parents because the children are not charged with a crime and the parents are. "It takes a lasting, and sometimes even irreversible toll on the child's well being", Yoder stated in the letter. Read More »

Indonesian Woman Swallowed Whole By 23-Foot Python

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According to The Jakarta Post , after two days of searching, the villagers found a huge reptile with a swollen belly a few meters away from a garden where Tiba's family found a few of her belongings. While the snakes have been known to attack small animals, attempts to eat people are rare. But they can swallow humans whole because of their ability to expand their lower jaw, according to USA Today . Read More »

Theresa May's Brexit plans set for defeat

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The government source said on condition of anonymity that May would stick to her proposal to offer MPs a vote on a statement outlining the next steps if she fails to win agreement with the European Union , or if parliament rejects any deal she comes up with. Read More »

People Injured and 1 Dead in Shooting at New Jersey Art Festival

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Onofri said the shooting appeared to be related to neighbourhood gang violence, and was not being considered a terrorist attack. Authorities have identified at least two suspects in the shooting. "Not tonight. Not ever", Art All Night said on Facebook . "He hit him, he got on the ground, then he got in front of him and shot him two more times". Read More »

Merkel-Macron meeting is 'moment of truth' for Europe: French minister

The case of a German teenager who was believed to have been stabbed to death in a supermarket by her Afghan asylum seeker boyfriend is due to be heard in court on Monday. Merkel, the EU's longest-serving leader, welcomed Monday's compromise in a dispute that has threatened to unravel her new coalition, and said her Christian Democrat (CDU) party would decide how to proceed after the two-week deadline elapsed. Read More »

Ferry sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba, at least one dead, dozens missing

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He said the overcrowded boat was filled with around 150 people and 55 motorbikes. Maher Tamba, an official with the local disaster agency, said at least half a dozen vessels were searching for survivors. Relatives have congregated at major ferry docks on the lake, waiting for news about their missing loved ones. Grief-stricken relatives waited for news, including one survivor who lost hold of her child in the confusion. Read More »

Donald Trump says he will not let United States become 'migrant camp'

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You can send the parents and children back together. Laura Bush was right when she compared the current situation at the southern border to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Donald Jr.is not the first member of the first family to be criticized for insensitivity over the border separation issue: Trump's daughter Ivanka was slammed for sharing a picture of herself and her son on social media. Read More »

Woman yelling ‘Allahu akbar’ slashes two with blade in France

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A woman working at a checkout counter was also wounded, though not as seriously. Last week, a man who took hostages in a Paris building was hospitalized in a psychiatric unit. A computer was seized from the studio where she lived a few kilometres (miles) from the shop. " We don't yet know if this is a terrorist act, but in any case it was terrifying ", he added. Read More »

Cambodian prince hurt in car crash; wife killed

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Ranariddh is a son of late King Norodom Sihanouk. Maj Gen Narin said that Prince Ranariddh's wife Ouk Phalla died around 12:20 pm in the province's hospital due to her serious injury, Khmer Times reported. Sunday's fatal accident was not the first the prince had been involved in on Cambodia's notoriously unsafe roads. His wife sustained severe head injuries in that crash. Read More »

Protesters clash with police amid Macedonia name row

In Macedonia, the agreement must clear the hurdles of parliamentary ratification, a referendum in September and a constitutional amendment. The accord, signed on Lake Prespa in northern Greece bordering Macedonia and Albania, hopes to settle almost three decades of talks between the two over the name. Read More »

Malmo, Sweden Shooting: Full Story & Must-See Details

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Malmo has seen a wave of crime in recent years, which has included shooting attacks. Police cordon off an area after five people were shot and injured in central Malmo, Sweden. Investigators suggest that automatic weapons were used, and are searching for a dark auto that was seen leaving the scene at high speed, Aftonbladet reports. Read More »

England, Sweden and Belgium win on day five

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Two years ago, in England's disastrous Euros in France, Hodgson persisted with Kane taking corners, much to the bemusement of virtually everyone else bar England's manager; the fans, the media, England's players. His two goals against Tunisia were his first at a major tournament after a goalless Euro 2016, but Kane's statistics for Tottenham (108 goals in 153 Premier League appearances) suggested that it wasn't going to be too long before breaking his duck on the biggest stage. Read More »

Apple fined $9m for misleading Australian customers with faulty iPhones and iPads

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As ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court explained, you can't tell Australians that "because you've had this third party fix, you are not entitled to any remedy". We've reached out to Apple for comment on the court decision and will update this post with any response. As a result of the investigation , a concern arose that in some cases Apple was providing error 53 warranty claim customers with refurbished iPhones and iPads instead of new products. Read More »

Separating Families Becomes Heated Issue For White House, Lawmakers

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People attend a rally protesting the separation of children from their families while crossing the United States border illegally on June 14, 2018 in NY. No other country has such "sad, bad, and in many case so terrible and tough" immigration laws. While speaking publicly at an event in New York City on Monday afternoon, Hillary Clinton took a forceful stand against the policy, calling President Donald Trump's repeated claim that family separations are mandated by law an "outright ... Read More »

Patients will be allowed to use cannabis oil on personal licenses

An expert panel of clinicians will be set up to advise the government on applications to prescribe cannabis-based medications. On June 16, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced that the government would allow a 12-year-old boy, Billy Caldwell, to be treated with medical cannabis oil. Read More »

Abortion to avoid birth defects like Nazi eugenics: Pope Francis

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The Dublin Pride march which takes place on June 30 is themed "We Are Family", a reference to the Catholic Church's World Meeting of Families. His words follow the legislative action of his home nation Argentina, where Abortion has been made legal, as early as 14 weeks of pregnancy. Read More »

Israel indicts former cabinet minister on Iran spying charges

Israel has charged a former cabinet minister with spying for Iran , the Shin Bet internal security service says. Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin speaks with former energy minister Gonen Segev during a conference in Jerusalem, in this file photo released by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), obtained by Reuters on June 18, 2018. Read More »

Kirstjen Nielsen, DHS secretary

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Lawmakers have jumped in, calling out Nielsen and her statement, labeling it a lie, and challenging both the Trump administration and Nielsen to address the growing crisis that is spiraling out of control. Amid the public outcry, the Trump administration has attempted to blame Democrats for what's occurring, despite no substantial evidence to support this claim, and even went as far to deny the policy of separating migrant children from their parents exists. Read More »

Trump Confidant: Russian Offered Me Hillary Dirt for $2M

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The testimony at issue here was delivered to the House Intelligence Committee, which has been conducting the friendliest investigation to Trump. The phony Russian Collusion was a made up Hoax. "I doubt it. I certainly didn't know about it. I thought - was this a setup?" he recalled. Stone told The Post that he did disclose the meeting either, calling the meeting unimportant "due diligence" that would have been "political malpractice" not to explore. Read More »

Border Patrol vehicle strikes Native American, drives away

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The video made its was to Border Control's Tucson Sector, which is now investigating the incident with the Tohono O'odham Nation police. The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Paulo Remes , who told the Arizona Daily Star: 'I ran into the dirt road in front of my house, because I know they'll try and hit me'. Read More »

23-foot-long python swallows woman whole

Villagers of Muna island in Southeast Sulawesi province of Indonesia were left in shock after a 7-metre-long python swallowed a woman, Wa Tiba (54). Tiba had been concerned about wild boars, not so much snakes, as she walked through her cornfield that night, the Jakarta Post reported. Read More »

17 killed in stampede after brawl at Caracas club in Venezuala

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Family members have reportedly said that the main doors were closed and many fell down on top of each other as they tried to escape. Authorities have also arrested the owner of the nightclub for not having measures to stop these kinds of weapons from being brought inside the building. Read More »

No need to justify separating kids, parents at border: Bannon

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Democrats, though, say his zero tolerance policy of losing criminal charges against illegal immigrants has spurred the separations. He added, however, that the problem with the country's immigration laws had to be fixed first. One would possibly end the separation policy, fund the border wall and give legal protections to some immigrants who entered the country as children. Read More »

Deputy sexually assaulted 4-year-old, threatened mother with deportation, sheriff says

By 4 a.m. that following day, Nunez had been arrested. Investigators believe the abuse could go back months or possibly years. "Folks like this are creatures of habit and opportunity", Salazar said . "We are filling out paperwork with this witness in question to make sure that she is given protected status pending the outcome of this case". Given the nature of the crime, Sheriff Salazar urges undocumented immigrant victims to speak up regardless of their status. Read More »

Trump calls for new 'Space Force' as part of United States military

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If the phrase "separate but equal" sounds familiar, it's a racial segregation doctrine adopted in by the Supreme Court's 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision and overturned by the court's 1955 Brown v. He has since offered limited details about how the Space Force would operate. The House of Representatives included a "Space Corps" proposal in its version of the National Defense Authorization Act with the idea that it would sit within the Air Force much like the Marine Corps is housed within ... Read More »

The $2.7 trillion question: why trade wars do matter

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The U.S. will implement a tariff on $50 billion in goods from China , the White House announced Friday, setting up a back-and-forth with the country that quickly retaliated with a tariff on products from the U.S. And the powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned that hundreds of thousands of Americans could lose their jobs if the trade war escalated and included the auto import tariffs that Trump has threatened. Read More »