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Woman calls police on eight-year-old girl selling water


Austin's cousin, Raje Lee, who posted about the incident on Twitter said her cousin was gifted four tickets to Disneyland by a man who heard about the story. EDT on Saturday, Fox KTVU reported . Now she says she made a mistake. Ettel says while on the phone. There is, of course, tremendous irony in someone selling marijuana-which is legal in California but illegal under federal law-calling the police on a kid selling water. Read More »

US government reunites 522 children removed under ‘zero tolerance’


The "zero-tolerance policy" of criminally prosecuting anyone caught illegally crossing the border remains in effect, officials have said , despite confusion on the ground on how to carry out President Trump's order. He had blamed Democrats and Congress even though his Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the zero-tolerance policy in April. "I'm not entirely satisfied", said Young in an interview on Thursday. Read More »

Trump responds to immigrant child crisis by ramping up rhetoric


President Donald Trump defended the detention conditions for migrant families who cross the border illegally, arguing his administration does a "much better job" than the Obama administration. "Only 37 percent say they want to live in a sanctuary community that protects illegal immigrants from federal immigration authorities", the poll's report stated. Read More »

Zsa Zsa the bulldog named World's Ugliest Dog for 2018


A 9-year-old English bulldog, Zsa Zsa , was named the victor of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Zsa Zsa's owner is Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota. Wild Thang, a two year old Pekingese, at the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest. As with any competition rating animals by their looks, there's a lot of controversy surrounding Zsa Zsa's win. Read More »

Melania Trump Breaks Her Silence After "I Really Don't Care" Jacket Scandal


Thursday's visit was one of two that the president's wife made to the Texas facilities where some of the more than 2,300 migrant children are being housed after their families entered the US illegally. The military-style jacket , with scrawled graffiti on the back, is a contrast to her usual designer label attire. The first lady spent approximately 75 minutes at the shelter, according to pool reports. Read More »

Trump berates Democrats as he begs for their votes on immigration bill


They prepared for a last-ditch legislative effort next week with little expectation it would succeed, as their frustrations with the president became palpable. The president spoke out days after he insisted Congress act to resolve the problems at the Mexico border. In the face of overwhelming, bipartisan opposition to "family separation", Trump signed an executive order this week instructing his administration to end the practice. Read More »

Trump tweets immigrants who "invade" USA not entitled to court hearings

Trump's tough demand to end that legal process would face stiff opposition in Congress, which for years has been stalemated on changes to USA immigration policies and unable to enact new migration laws. His proposal drew immediate criticism from legal analysts and immigrant rights advocates who said it would violate the U.S. Constitution's due process provision, which applies to citizens and non-citizens alike. Read More »

U.S. to announce 'deal of the century' soon: Kushner


But he added: "I question President Abbas' ability, or desire, to finish the deal". He has the same talking points that haven't changed in the past 25 years. Kushner spoke in an interview with the Palestinian newspaper Al Quds , the Arabic name for Jerusalem . Kushner, who has taken the lead on Trump's plan, said he did not "wish to talk about the details of the deal that we're working on". Read More »

Melania Trump Sets Off To Visit Detained Kids Wearing Bizarre Coat

Stephanie Grisham, Melania's spokesperson, said the First Lady was keen to thank staff and have a look at the facilities for herself. There was no hidden message. The White House Director of Communications for FLOTUS , Stephanie Grisham, told Fox News Trump's jacket wasn't meant to send any kind of message. Read More »

What does a 'meaningful vote' on Brexit really mean?


Relationships between MPs had been "strained nearly beyond belief", she said. Before the Commons vote, Dominic Grieve , leader of the would-be rebels - who wanted to ensure MPs had the power to stop the United Kingdom leaving without a deal - said the "sovereignty of Parliament" had been acknowledged. Read More »

New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern names new-borne daughter Neve Te Aroha


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with her partner Clarke Gayford and their new daughter. She told Sky News: "We had been told that it was unlikely that we would be able to have a family without help". The beaming pair greeted media on Sunday for the first time since arriving at Auckland Hospital on Thursday . "So I hope for little girls and boys that actually there's a future where they can make choices about how they raise their family and what kind of career they have that ... Read More »

Saudi women are now driving as longstanding ban ends


Men and women are segregated from each other in public places. The dream of millions of petro-state's female citizens came true after the kingdom lifted the decades-long controversial ban on women driving . And some women still face resistance from conservative relatives. Many are active on social media, where Saudis are vocal about the pace of change. The tightrope the government has to walk between "a shrinking insular and traditionalist majority and a growing progressive and ... Read More »

Merkel seeks refugee deal with European Union partners


The two leaders also backed setting up reception centres where migrants would be held while their asylum claims are considered. Macron's comments drew a scathing response from Italy's new populist government. "We are opening a new chapter", she said. On Saturday, the Maltese armed forces provided humanitarian supplies to the Lifeline vessel. Italy and Malta refused to take in the ship which was stranded at sea for days before being offered safe haven in Spain . Read More »

Merkel, Macron back eurozone budget in 'new chapter' for bloc


The Lifeline, which is operated by German charity Mission Lifeline, picked up around 230 migrants in the Mediterranean on Thursday. But he pointed to comments from Seehofer that preparations would be made in case Merkel was unsuccessful so the federal police could reject migrants who have registered elsewhere from the first week of July. Read More »

Germany's Merkel calls for solutions to Iran's…


Bavaria's Christian Social Union party is locked in a dispute with Merkel over its demand that some migrants should be turned back at Germany's borders. Or if they had already applied for asylum and been rejected. Far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini also reacted furiously in remarks reported by Italian media. Read More »

Melania Trump visits Texas child migrant detention centre


But upon returning to the White House she sported the jacket once more, despite stifling heat and humidity in the Washington region. Asked about the military-style jacket with large white brush-style lettering - apparently sold for $39 at Zara, according to the Daily Mail which first spotted the odd choice of outfit - the first lady's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said "there was no hidden message". Read More »

Turkey Opposition Candidate Blasts Erdogan at Massive Rally


Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for 15 years, first as prime minister and since 2014 as president, praised the executive presidency that comes into force after the election. But in a situation labelled as blatant unfairness by activists, the HDP's presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtas has campaigned from a prison cell after his November 2016 arrest on charges of links to outlawed Kurdish militants. Read More »

New Zealand PM gives birth to baby girl


The first female leader of a nation to give birth while in office occurred 28 years ago: In 1990, the former Prime Minster of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto , gave birth to a baby girl . Speaking to media from the town of Nelson, Ardern's parents Ross and Laurell Ardern said the baby had been very active during the night and had kept their daughter awake. Read More »

Concerns mount over 'serious divergences' on Brexit border issue


The Government says it wants agreement on all the withdrawal issues by the time of the October EU summit, however there are severe doubts that that can be achieved. Juncker later told the country's parliament that the European Union has an "Ireland first" policy when it comes to Brexit negotiations. In June, the Prime Minister secured the passage of her flagship EU Withdrawal Bill largely unscathed despite threatened backbench revolts. Read More »

First lady's 'don't care' jacket is a gift to memers online

It's the same organization at the center of a viral Facebook fundraiser that has collected more than $18 million to reunite families separated at the U.S. Asked whether her own explanation or the President's was the truth, Grisham did not immediately respond. "Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!" he tweeted. Read More »

Safety driver involved in fatal self-driving Uber crash was watching Hulu


A 318-page report from the Tempe Police Department, released late on Thursday in response to a public records request, said that the driver, Rafaela Vasquez , repeatedly looked down and not at the road, glancing up just a half-second before the vehicle hit Elaine Herzberg , 49, who was crossing the street at night . Read More »

Explosion rocks stadium where Zimbabwe's president was speaking


An explosion rocked a stadium where Zimbabwe's president was addressing a campaign rally on Saturday, state media reported , saying he was not injured and had been evacuated from the scene. Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, said on Twitter: "Our prayers go out to the injured and we hope no lives have been lost". Presidential spokesperson Mr George Charamba told the Herald that most of the injured people have been attended to and discharged. Read More »

President Trump Pushes Back On Immigration, Stands With So-Called ‘Angel Families’


They also said they asked to see the children and view their conditions, but were told they would have to wait two weeks, until July 5, before they would be allowed to do so. "Elect more Republicans in November and we will pass the finest, fairest and most comprehensive Immigration Bills anywhere in the world". Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump's backing the most - on their big immigration overhaul - he dashed off a presidential tweet on Friday saying they should quit ... Read More »

No easy escape for jogger who crossed US-Canada border accidentally


Romand told CBC in her interview that she was taken to the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center , some 120 miles from where she was first taken into custody. She was discharged back to Canada after immigration officials on both sides of the border cleared her to leave the USA and return home. Christiane Ferne rushed to the facility in a panic, bringing with her Roman's passport and study permits. Read More »

Michelle Wolf on Sarah Sanders: 'No Morals, No Service'


Another high-ranking female member of the Trump administration was hounded out of a restaurant. The restaurant did not ask her to leave because she's a woman, or for her race, or religion. In a similar incident, U.S. homeland security chief Kirstjen Nielsen was heckled by activists as she dined at a Mexican restaurant on Tuesday . Trump's policy reversal has sent federal officials scrambling to accommodate families arrested at the border and held before their cases are heard by ... Read More »

Blast kills several at rally for new Ethiopian leader


He did not lay blame but said police were investigating. The first prime minister in modern Ethiopia from the country's largest ethnic group the Oromo, Abiy has announced major reforms such as liberalising the economy and pushing for a rapprochement with neighbour and arch-enemy Eritrea. Read More »

New immigration bill is a down payment on merit-based system: Goodlatte


Grisham released a statement last weekend saying the first lady "hates" to see children separated from their families and "believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart". She shook hands with children and asked kids where they were from and how long they'd been there. Lawmakers have introduced several competing bills to address the separation of migrant children and parents, all of which would overturn due process, anti-trafficking and ... Read More »

President Trump Slams Mainstream Media Over N. Korea Summit Coverage


Japan plans to suspend the civilian evacuation drills it started previous year when North Korea was repeatedly test-firing missiles near and over Japanese islands, officials said yesterday, citing diplomatic overtures from Pyongyang. offered "security guarantees" to North Korea, and the North pledged to "work towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" - without defining what that meant. Read More »

First lady’s ‘I don’t care’ jacket causes a stir


Given that, her choice to wear the $39 Zara jacket as she headed on her unexpected trip to the border raised eyebrows. It was not available online as of Thursday afternoon. So you've got to help children heal physically, emotionally and spiritually. The first lady reportedly visited three separate classrooms, meeting with dozens of kids. Read More »

Record 68.5 million displaced worldwide — United Nations refugee agency


This is 29 lakh (2.9 million) more than in 2016, also the biggest increase the UNHCR has seen in a single year. Asylum seekers still awaiting the outcome of their claims to refugee status also rose by around 300,000. Refugees from Myanmar more than doubled previous year to 1.2 million, as a brutal army crackdown forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to pour across the border into Bangladesh. Read More »

California couple accused of torturing malnourished children to stand trial


The siblings were frequently beaten and sometimes choked, prosecutors say. She also told sheriff's Deputy Manuel Campos that she hadn't bathed in a year and that she didn't know the date or the month, he testified. They moved to nearby Perris, Calif., a few years later. The Turpins were unchaining two of them, an 11-year-old and a 14-year-old, as police stood at the door, Hestrin, the district attorney, told reporters . Read More »

Trump Announces Executive Order On Family Separations

Babies and toddlers have been sent to three "tender age" shelters maintained by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Associated Press news agency reports . Female suburban voters are considered crucial in deciding control of Congress this fall. Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, said he hoped his measure would be matched with legislation in the U.S. Read More »