• US Senate goes against Trump, voting in favour of reinstating ZTE ban
US Senate goes against Trump, voting in favour of reinstating ZTE ban

Unfortunately for the company, the ban now has a real chance of being reinstated. ZTE appears to be back on life-support after the United States Senate tried to block President Donald Trump's reprieve of the crippled Chinese telecom company.

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  • US Withdraws from UNHRC Citing Bias Against Israel
US Withdraws from UNHRC Citing Bias Against Israel

The US, whose term was to expire at the end of 2019, will now have to be replaced by another state from the West European and Others group. "This suggestion that somehow it's the human rights groups that are undermining the US attempts to improve the Human Rights Council is preposterous", said Charbonneau.

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  • Dayton, Swanson challenge 'immoral' border separations of families
Dayton, Swanson challenge 'immoral' border separations of families

Human Rights Council. "It deeply troubles me and burdens my heart that innocent immigrant children are being separated from their parents", he wrote. He also said that the government is already spending $1 billion a year taking care of children who entered the country illegally, with families or unaccompanied.

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

Lewandowski said he was mocking Mr. Petkanas , not the child. "The administration's current family separation policy is an affront to the decency of the American people, and contrary to principles and values upon which our nation was founded", McCain recently said .

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  • Prince Louis christening: Kate Middleton confirms christening date for royal baby
Prince Louis christening: Kate Middleton confirms christening date for royal baby

And the christening itself is quite the family tradition, Royal Central U.K. notes, adding Prince Louis will also wear a replica of the now-famous Honiton lace christening gown . Charlotte's baptism in 2015 involved the Cambridge family walking to church past well-wishers. The Queen , Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are set to at...

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  • Canada legalizes marijuana nationwide after senate passes bill
Canada legalizes marijuana nationwide after senate passes bill

The date for legalising is now expected to be early or mid-September. Justin Trudeau tweeted that because it's too easy for kids to buy weed, "criminals reap the profits". "The law still remains the law", Wilson-Raybould said. "A courageous move on the part of the government", he told CBC . Conservative Sen. Claude Carignan attempted Tue...

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  • Trump urges Republicans to fix family separation crisis
Trump urges Republicans to fix family separation crisis

President Trump met with House Republicans Tuesday amid mounting public outrage over the separation of children from their families at the border-but insiders say that while the closed-door address was vintage Trump, he didn't leave lawmakers with a clear path to a deal on immigration .

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  • Korea, U.S. suspend August joint military drill
Korea, U.S. suspend August joint military drill

On the tough United Nations sanctions against North Korea, Kang echoed Washington's position that they remain in place until there is "concrete action on complete denuclearization ", but she said other undefined measures could be offered in response to Pyongyang's continued progress.

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  • BJP sacrifices Kashmir for 'Mission 2019'
BJP sacrifices Kashmir for 'Mission 2019'

Mehbooba Mufti, the president of the People's Democratic Party and the state's top official, resigned after the BJP withdrew its support, paving the way for direct rule. While the BJP was keen to project a strong nationalist image, the PDP was keen on pursuing a "healing touch" policy that included more open borders and addressing the internal an...

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  • Macron, Merkel urge 'European response' to migrant crisis
Macron, Merkel urge 'European response' to migrant crisis

Italy wants to adapt current European Union asylum guidelines in favour of "a new approach that is more harmonious, so that whoever sets foot in Italy, sets foot in Europe", Conte said. Seehofer, leader of the CSU, which formed a coalition with Merkel's CDU party, said he wanted to shut the borders to all asylum seekers who have already been re...

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  • Five dead killed after US Border Patrol auto chase in Texas
Five dead killed after US Border Patrol auto chase in Texas

Four victims were pronounced dead on the scene and a fifth was pronounced dead after being airlifted to a hospital in San Antonio , Boyd said. One person died upon arriving at the hospital, reports ABC News. Boyd said the driver and one of the passengers were the only US citizens in the vehicle. The recording gives an apparent insight into t...

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  • Trump Threatens China With Fresh Tariffs On $200 Billion Of Imports
Trump Threatens China With Fresh Tariffs On $200 Billion Of Imports

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer , who spearheaded the investigation leading to Trump's initial tariff threat, put out a statement saying he supports the president's latest move. The move followed tariffs applied last week on United States dollars 50 billion in Chinese imports to the US. "China's government will step up an alre...

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  • Aid Group: Yemenis Who Left Hodeida Might Not Return
Aid Group: Yemenis Who Left Hodeida Might Not Return

Ahmed al-Kawkabani, a Yemeni who leads a force known as the Tohama Brigade, said his forces are now positioned in Dawar al-Hodeida, Arabic for "Hodeida roundabout". The Saudi-led coalition feared the Houthis' power would give their rival regional power in Iran a foothold in Yemen, which shares its northern border with Saudi Arabia.

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  • DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Defends Separation Of Families At The Border
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Defends Separation Of Families At The Border

Former First Lady Laura Bush , in a Washington Post op-ed, wrote that "this zero-tolerance policy is cruel". Nielsen continued to fend off questions regarding the photographs of children in cages and audio of children crying out for their parents .

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  • President Trump says he won't sign Speaker Ryan's immigration bill
President Trump says he won't sign Speaker Ryan's immigration bill

The tumult erupted days before GOP leaders planned campaign-season votes on a pair of Republican bills: a hard-right proposal and a middle-ground plan negotiated by the party's conservative and moderate wings. A top House Republican said the chamber would not tackle the issue without Trump's backing. The administration is looking for ways to unwi...

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  • Gunman wounds 2, fatally shot by bystander at Walmart store
Gunman wounds 2, fatally shot by bystander at Walmart store

The incident, which culminated in a vehicle park at a Walmart in the city of Tumwater, began unfolding at around 5pm local time, when police responded to a call about an alleged drunk driver. One of the wounded victims was flown by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, but their condition is not known. Darren Gossler of Elma was in ...

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  • Trump to huddle with Republicans during crucial week on immigration
Trump to huddle with Republicans during crucial week on immigration

Immigration experts we spoke to said Obama-era policies did lead to some family separations, but only relatively rarely, and nowhere near the rate of the Trump administration . While the statement suggested the matter was an issue for Congress, Democratic lawmakers and others have pointed out that no law mandates the separation of children and ...

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  • USA denies airstrikes that killed dozens of Syrian troops
USA denies airstrikes that killed dozens of Syrian troops

At least 38 foreign fighters allied to Syria's regime were killed in an overnight bombing raid near the country's eastern border with Iraq, a monitor said on Monday, with Syrian state media blaming a US-led coalition for the raid. The two forces have mostly avoided crashing into each other thanks to a de-confliction line that runs across the prov...

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  • Blast hits gathering of Taliban & Afghan security forces during ceasefire - authorities
Blast hits gathering of Taliban & Afghan security forces during ceasefire - authorities

While no militant organisation has yet claimed responsibility, the Islamic State affiliate, which did not sign on to the ceasefire , has a strong presence in the area. A user called Kargar posted: "There is word that hundreds of Taliban fighters have come to Kabul , but only a small number have left". Mr Pompeo said: "P eace talks by necessit...

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  • Germany: Interior minister gives Merkel ultimatum on migrants
Germany: Interior minister gives Merkel ultimatum on migrants

In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018 photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel , right, talks to Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, left, prior to the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin . "We do not really have a handle on this whole issue of migration", Seehofer told reporters in Munich as Merkel spoke in Berlin . In accepting the ...

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