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Worldwide U.S. to withdraw from UN human rights body
Author: 0 U.S. to withdraw from UN human rights body

When the Human Rights Council was created in 2006, U.S. President George W. Bush's administration shunned the body. Reuters reported on Friday that talks between the U.S. human rights chief slammed the administration's policy of separating migrant parents from their children after they enter the United States at the Mexican border, calling it "unconscionable" and akin to child abuse.

Author: 0 Rep. Kevin Yoder responds to border policy demands

President Trump defended his tough enforcement of immigration laws on Monday, telling reporters that the USA "will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility". The Justice Department recently announced it would allow U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman to hire five new federal prosecutors, one of which will work nearly exclusively on immigration cases.

Worldwide Reflections on Father's Day
Author: 0 Reflections on Father's Day

I thank God that my father , now deceased, had numerous qualities of a good father. It went from them helping me adjust during one of the most hard times in my life, to me being able to do the same for them as "Father Time" took his toll on their bodies and minds.

Worldwide All five living first ladies condemn U.S. separation policy
Author: 0 All five living first ladies condemn U.S. separation policy

The family separations are the result of Mr Trump's " zero tolerance " policy that arrests all adults who are caught trying to enter the U.S. illegally, including those seeking asylum. The policy was announced as a deterrence measure in May by Attorney General Jeff Sessions . Sessions was speaking Monday in New Orleans at the National Sheriff's Association conference.

Worldwide Woman injures two people in SE France
Author: 0 Woman injures two people in SE France

A woman who allegedly shouted " Allahu akbar " attacked two people with a box cutter at a supermarket in southern France on Sunday before she was arrested , local media reported. " We don't yet know if this is a terrorist act, but in any case it was terrifying ", Marchal said. He said police from Toulon had raided the woman's home in an attempt to discover whether she had links with Islamic State (ISIS).

Worldwide Deadly shooting at all-night arts festival in New Jersey
Author: 0 Deadly shooting at all-night arts festival in New Jersey

The person who was killed, a 33-year-old man, is believed to be one of the shooters, and a second shooting suspect is in custody. Among the injured is a 13-year-old, who is in extremely critical condition, CNN reported quoting the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office.

Author: 0 Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant conflict

In Munich, Seehofer said his party would be happy to see European or bilateral solutions this month that "achieve the same that we can achieve by turning people back at the border". The CSU lost thousands of voters to the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in federal elections previous year, and is fearful of further losses.

Worldwide CAMBODIA: Prince Ranariddh injured and wife killed in car crash
Author: 0 CAMBODIA: Prince Ranariddh injured and wife killed in car crash

Prince Norodom Ranariddh and his wife Ouk Phalla were both rushed to the hospital after an oncoming Toyota Highlander slammed into their BMW while trying to pass traffic. He never again reached the same level of popularity and was ejected from Funcinpec nearly a decade ago, only to return to it in 2015 after several attempted forays back into politics.

Worldwide Saudi-led coalition enters Yemen's Hodeida airport
Author: 0 Saudi-led coalition enters Yemen's Hodeida airport

There has been no fighting in the city centre or port, seen as a lifeline for millions of Yemenis at risk of starvation. The International Committee of the Red Cross is warning "more and more fighters" are in the Yemeni port city of Hodeida amid a Saudi-led campaign to capture it.

Author: 0 Greece, Macedonia sign pact to change ex-Yugoslav republic’s name

The deal signed by the two countries' foreign ministers will be submitted for approval to the parliament in Skopje on Tuesday and to legislators in Athens after the Skopje government changes its constitution this year. When Macedonia peacefully gained independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, Greece balked at the name , saying it implied territorial ambitions toward Greece.

Worldwide Australian court fines Apple $6.7 million over iPhone 'bricking' case
Author: 0 Australian court fines Apple $6.7 million over iPhone 'bricking' case

Thanks to a 14-hour time difference between Australia and NY, it was Tuesday morning in Australia when a Federal Court in that country ordered Apple to pay a $9 million fine. "Global companies must ensure their returns policies are compliant with the Australian Consumer Law, or they will face ACCC action", she added. "We will continue to do all we can to deliver excellent service to all of our customers in Australia".

Worldwide Pentagon cancels Freedom Guardian military drill with South Korea
Author: 0 Pentagon cancels Freedom Guardian military drill with South Korea

Trump also tweeted a defence of widespread criticism of the summit, his apparent concessions to Kim and his praise of the authoritarian leader. -South Korean "war games". Relations between the two communist nations appear to have strengthened in recent months as Beijing seeks to reward North Korea for their recent peace initiatives.

Worldwide Vigil To Be Held For Murdered Comedian Eurydice Dixon
Author: 0 Vigil To Be Held For Murdered Comedian Eurydice Dixon

The teen's arrest came hours after police released CCTV images of a man in a grey hooded jumper. The young comedian had been on her way home from a show at the Highlander Bar in the CBD. The country's domestic Violence Victoria chief executive Fiona McCormack added, "We really need to challenge the concept of that male sense of entitlement about using violence", according to the Telegraph.

Worldwide Michelle Obama joins Laura Bush in denouncing border family separation practices
Author: 0 Michelle Obama joins Laura Bush in denouncing border family separation practices

The national debate over the family separation policy comes as Republican lawmakers are growing ever more concerned about negative effects on their re-election campaigns this fall. Democrats at the time objected, and that refusal, combined with court rulings and a complex web of laws protecting some illegal immigrant children, has created the mess that's ensued.

Worldwide Elon Musk Claims Employee Sabotage at Tesla in Midnight Memo
Author: 0 Elon Musk Claims Employee Sabotage at Tesla in Midnight Memo

Tesla has faced plenty of criticism about its ongoing troubles in ramping up Model 3 production. He then warned of enemies who might want to do Tesla harm. The company has struggled to meet its targets this year, but it has reaffirmed its plans to hit a production rate of 5,000 vehicles per week by the end of June.

Author: 0 Trump wrongly blames migrants for German crime 'rise'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin , Friday, June 15, 2018. Federal Interior Ministry data shows the number of new arrivals in Germany seeking asylum fell 33 percent on the year to 186,000 in 2017, down from 280,000 the previous year and 890,000 in 2015, at the peak of the migrant crisis.

Worldwide Dutch 'Pink Pop' festival: One dead in bus hit-and-run
Author: 0 Dutch 'Pink Pop' festival: One dead in bus hit-and-run

It is not yet known whether the crash was an accident or a deliberate act. Numerous fans had camped in the area overnight and the collision took place close to one of the campsites a short distance from the festival. Police there said a "technical investigation into the exact circumstances of the collision" is underway, and a police helicopter has been deployed to make overview photos of the collision scene.

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