• Merkel faces 2-week ultimatum to secure asylum deal
Merkel faces 2-week ultimatum to secure asylum deal

President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel met on June 19 in Meseberg, near Berlin. The special summit will most likely take place before the summer European Union summit set to start on June 28, Xinhua said quoting the report.

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  • Koko The Sign Language Gorilla Dead At 46
Koko The Sign Language Gorilla Dead At 46

Born at the San Francisco Zoo, Koko the gorilla became a household name after her famous photo appeared on the cover of National Geographic in 1978. The Gorilla Foundation , a nonprofit aimed at protecting the species and their habitats, said in a statement that Koko will be remembered as "as the primary ambassador for her endangered specie...

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  • Time Magazine Cover Features Trump And Migrant Toddler
Time Magazine Cover Features Trump And Migrant Toddler

And you just know Trump will see that cover and love it, because it makes him look big and tall. Ugh. Likewise, the cover story , " A Reckoning After Trump's Border Separation Policy: What Kind of Country Are We? " by Karl Vick, doesn't mince words about what it sees as the eroding of our traditional norms and values by the current president.

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  • US withdraws from UN Human Rights Commission
US withdraws from UN Human Rights Commission

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has welcomed the U.S. decision. The move extends a broader Trump administration pattern of stepping back from global agreements and forums under the president's " America First " policy. "Human rights abusers continue to serve on and be elected to the council". Condemning the US pull out now, influe...

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  • United Methodist Church chides Sessions over border policy
United Methodist Church chides Sessions over border policy

The former US attorneys join a growing number of lawmakers, child care experts and concerned Americans speaking out against the policy, under which border officials separated almost 2,000 children from their parents between April 19 and May 31.

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  • Seoul expects 'reciprocal' act from North to military drill suspension
Seoul expects 'reciprocal' act from North to military drill suspension

A meeting at the Pentagon between the Secretary of Defence, Secretary of State and the National Security Advisor has been convened for later in the week to discuss the issue, the statement said. Last year's Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercises involved more than 20,000 USA troops and some 50,000 South Korean personnel. "I understand that if North...

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  • Elon Musk Claims Employee Sabotage at Tesla in Midnight Memo
Elon Musk Claims Employee Sabotage at Tesla in Midnight Memo

Tesla declined to comment on the e-mail. According to Musk's email, the unnamed employee claimed he had become disgruntled after failing to receive a promotion. He referenced Wall Street short sellers "who have already lost billions of dollars", oil and gas companies that "don't love" to see solar power and electric cars advancing, and automake...

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  • Blatter arrives in Russian Federation for World Cup despite Fifa ban
Blatter arrives in Russian Federation for World Cup despite Fifa ban

Russian newspaper Sport Express reported on its website that Blatter would then go to St Petersburg to see Friday's match involving Brazil and Costa Rica. Blatter stopped briefly to greet a small group of reporters and said he just wanted to enjoy the World Cup. The former Federation Internationale de Football Association president landed in Mosc...

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  • Canada Just Ended Its 95-Year Ban on Cannabis
Canada Just Ended Its 95-Year Ban on Cannabis

However, Canadians will still have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy cannabis. (The Netherlands has a longstanding policy of tolerating marijuana use and retail sales, but the drug is still technically illegal there.) All told, more than 100 million people, including one in five Americans, live in the jurisdictions that have le...

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  • Boat sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba, leaving one dead, dozens missing
Boat sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba, leaving one dead, dozens missing

A night-time search and rescue effort is underway after a ferry carrying about 80 passengers sank Monday in a popular lake on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least one person. He said an estimated 80 passengers were on board, but he said officials were working to confirm that number. The 1,145-square kilometre lake, formed out of an ...

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

Haley argued that the council acted as a "protector of human rights abusers and cesspool of political bias" and accused the body of "politicizing and scapegoating countries with positive human rights records". Among reforms the USA had pushed for was to make it easier to kick out member states with egregious rights records. "Rather than altering th...

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  • U.S. will not be migrant camp
U.S. will not be migrant camp

President Donald Trump says he would not allow the United States to become a "migrant camp" as his administration faced a barrage of criticism for separating immigrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border. Ex-president Bill Clinton, a Democrat, also weighed in. "It could take place quickly". But he said security was paramount. Ther...

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  • How Donald Trump's immigration policy is especially cruel towards children
How Donald Trump's immigration policy is especially cruel towards children

Since children can not be sent to the facilities where their parents are held, they are separated from them. Trump, who has made a tough stance on immigration a centrepiece of his presidency, has staunchly defended his administration's actions.

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  • England flies: Kane reveals insect infestation after Tunisia victory
England flies: Kane reveals insect infestation after Tunisia victory

England's win over Tunisia proved popular with British TV audiences as a peak of over 18M viewers tuned in to see Harry Kane score a last-minute header against the African team. You should put no limit to yourself. The Tottenham Hotspur striker had not scored at a major tournament after drawing a blank at the last European Championship, but ...

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  • Southgate tube explosion: Station closed after police called
Southgate tube explosion: Station closed after police called

British police were called to reports of a minor explosion shortly after 7pm local time at Southgate tube station. It is understood some people have been injury but not seriously. Paramedics have treated three people at the scene and two were taken to hospital for their injuries. We remain at Southgate Tube station in London following a repor...

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  • Glasgow School of Art fire: Firefighters battle blaze at historic Mackintosh Building
Glasgow School of Art fire: Firefighters battle blaze at historic Mackintosh Building

She said the government's resilience room was activated as the fire developed overnight. "This is clearly an extremely serious situation", she said. Scottish Secretary David Mundell said the United Kingdom government also stood ready to help "financially or otherwise" following the latest blaze.

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  • Won't sign 'moderate' immigration bill in GOP setback
Won't sign 'moderate' immigration bill in GOP setback

Trump's comments sent lawmakers into a last-minute tizzy as they prepare for potential votes in the coming week. Both bills up for vote this week would give some type of deportation protection to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients while addressing the administration's border security priorities that include closing lo...

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  • Stocks sink as new Trump tariff threat spooks investors
Stocks sink as new Trump tariff threat spooks investors

China also threatened to hit back with proportional restrictions. Trump said at the time he would impose even more duties if China retaliated , which the Asian nation immediately said it would do. He said the move would be in retaliation for China's decision to raise tariffs on $ 50 billion in USA goods. Isaac Boltansky and Lukas Dava...

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  • Greece and Macedonia hope to end decades-long dispute over name
Greece and Macedonia hope to end decades-long dispute over name

The Serbian government building in Belgrade. The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia signed an accord Sunday to rename the former Yugoslav republic the "Republic of North Macedonia". Eventually, Serbia chose to return its diplomats to Macedonia and officials from the two countries agreed to maintain friendly relations. "The signing of ...

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  • US will leave UN Human Rights Council, ambassador Haley says
US will leave UN Human Rights Council, ambassador Haley says

The council has adopted more resolutions condemning Israel than any other country on earth, and nothing condemning nearly 90 percent of the world's states. The Trump administration had been signalling its intention to leave the council for some months, but the announcement came while the U.S. itself is under intense criticism for its own human ...

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  • UK Government to review medicinal use of cannabis
UK Government to review medicinal use of cannabis

Britain said on Tuesday it had no intention of legalising cannabis after a former leader of Prime Minister Theresa May's party said the government had "irreversibly lost" the battle to drive the drug off the streets. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt acknowledged that the current laws on medicinal cannabis were not right, and said it was time to look...

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  • Greek lawmakers reject no-confidence vote
Greek lawmakers reject no-confidence vote

His government controls 154 of parliament's 300 seats, and the nationalist party that is a junior coalition partner says it will reject the motion despite vehemently opposing the name deal that Tsipras reached with his FYROM counterpart. "Recalling his first meeting with Zaev earlier this year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tsip...

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  • Tear gas blast in Venezuelan club kills at least 17
Tear gas blast in Venezuelan club kills at least 17

Meanwhile, Haide Berrio, whose 17-year-old nephew was killed, said she had gone to try and find him after hearing about the commotion at the club and knowing that he was attending the party. Authorities said non-governmental groups inflate figures to create paranoia and tarnish President Nicolás Maduro's socialist government. They also arrested the...

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  • 1 dead, 20 wounded in shooting at New Jersey all-night arts festival
1 dead, 20 wounded in shooting at New Jersey all-night arts festival

Onofri said one suspect, a 33-year-old man, is believed to have been shot and killed by police. "And the people fighting got mixed with the crowd that was running and they went out the door shooting ". "He said, 'No, that's gunfire". About 1,000 people were present for the 24-hour, free festival at the Roebling Wire Works Building. "I thought ...

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  • Hogan Pulling Maryland National Guard From U.S. Border
Hogan Pulling Maryland National Guard From U.S. Border

Now, her former lawyer is comparing President Trump's zero-tolerance policy to both Nazism and slavery. He says he's requesting a "third option" from Congress that will allow officials to detain children and parents together as a family unit.

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  • Blast in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar kills 10
Blast in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar kills 10

It was also close to the Indian consulate. Pakistani Taliban chief and notorious militant Mullah Fazlullah was reported dead by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation officials, after a US-led drone strike in Afghanistan's Kunar province on Friday.

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  • Merkel faces ultimatum from ally over migrants
Merkel faces ultimatum from ally over migrants

Merkel's talks later Monday with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Germany could prove crucial if she is to have any chance of forging an agreement in Brussels. CSU leaders insisted that the causes for the drop in support were in Berlin and that Germany's migration policy was a major factor. " A country located at the heart of Europe " c...

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  • Aquarius migrant rescue ship arrives in Spain
Aquarius migrant rescue ship arrives in Spain

Earlier, the Italian coast guard ship Dattilo , carrying 274 migrants, also docked in Valencia . "These gentlemen know that Italy no longer wants to be complicit in the business of illegal immigration, and therefore will have to look for other ports [not Italian] where to go".

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  • Italy, France try to patch up migrant row
Italy, France try to patch up migrant row

Most migrants attempting to reach Europe from Africa take the sea route from Libya to Italy, but a year ago saw a spike in the number of people departing from Morocco to Spain instead. "France, as well as Italy, must manage this migrant crisis and we must give responses together", he said. At the moment, the European Union migration system says t...

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  • Cambodian prince taken to Bangkok hospital after car crash
Cambodian prince taken to Bangkok hospital after car crash

He was transferred to Phnom Penh for urgent treatment. According to Mr Savy, the prince and his wife were travelling in a BMW along with a motorcade consisting of other party senior members to meet their supporters in Preah Sihanouk province when the crash occurred.

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