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by | June 20, 2018 | 22:55

After several months of threats, the Trump Administration has finally made a decision to pull out of the United Nations' Human Rights Council. Although the USA could have remained a non-voting observer on the council, a US official said it was a "complete withdrawal" and that the United States was resigning its seat "effective immediately".

by | June 20, 2018 | 21:45

TROPICAL OUTLOOK: Disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico are associated with a mid-level area of low pressure interacting with a surface trough located near the Texas coast. All this tropical moisture could cause flooding concerns for our neighbors along the Texas coast as some locations could receive 6-10 inches of rain in the coming days but we should have no issues locally as we will only receive about another half to an inch of rain in Acadiana.

by | June 20, 2018 | 20:54

Steve Schmidt advised two of the most influential Republicans in recent history, President George W. Bush and Sen. However, he did make a series of remarks in early April 2018 about a new border initiative involving the separation of children from parents at border crossings: The factual statements include: "If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and that child will be separated from you as required by law ..." In fact , it is new and a near blanket policy in practice ...

by | June 20, 2018 | 19:57

Leaders in both the House and Senate are struggling to shield the party's lawmakers from the public outcry over images of children taken from migrant parents and held in cages at the border. The Department of Health and Human Services said there are now 11,700 children under its care in 100 shelters across 17 states. "When adults, with or without children, unlawfully enter this country, there must be a outcome for breaking our laws", DHS officials said.

by | June 20, 2018 | 19:40

A Justice Department inspector general report last week sharply criticized Strzok and the lawyer, Lisa Page , for creating an appearance of impropriety through their anti-Trump communications. In one, Page asked Strzok if Trump was going to be president. "As of today, he is still employed; he's been stationed in Human Resources since dismissal from Mueller team", Jarrett tweeted, along with a statement from Strzok's attorney, Aitan Goelman .

by | June 20, 2018 | 17:56

Israel claims Hamas is orchestrating the protests. Since major border protests broke out at the end of March, more than 300 fires have devastated several thousand hectares of fields and shrubland, the Israeli fire service has said. Israel has been accused of using excessive force against the protesters, a charge the country's leaders have denied. Israel and Egypt maintain a blockade on the Strip which they say is created to prevent Hamas from importing weapons and other goods that ...

by | June 20, 2018 | 17:40

President Trump journeyed to Capitol Hill this evening to meet with House Republican legislators behind closed doors in advance of this week's votes on GOP compromise immigration bills , amid growing discontent over the administration's policy of separating families at the border.

by | June 20, 2018 | 16:56

Whatever that supposed Clinton dirt was, Stone told the Post that Greenberg offered to sell it to Trump for $2 million, but that he dismissed the offer, telling Greenberg that Trump "doesn't pay for anything". One day in late May 2016, Roger Stone - the political dark sorcerer and longtime confidant of Donald Trump - slipped into his Jaguar and headed out to meet a man with a Make America Great Again hat and a viscous Russian accent.

by | June 20, 2018 | 15:58

The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. The Swiss was in charge of football's global governing body at the time Russian Federation was awarded the tournament before his reign ended amid a corruption scandal involving FIFA.

by | June 20, 2018 | 15:29

Numerous children separated from their families have been held in detention centers. "Get it done, always keeping in mind that we must have strong border security". "I will tell you that nobody likes this policy". "It needs to be stopped immediately". The ProPublica article says the audio was recorded inside a U.S.

by | June 20, 2018 | 15:25

She continued: "The Trump administration has been sending babies and other young children. oh, hold on". Instead of continuing, she just chose to close out the show and let host Lawrence O'Donnell begin " The Last Word ". The three centers - in Combes, Raymondville and Brownsville - have been rapidly repurposed to serve needs of children including some under 5. Turner said he met with officials from Austin-based Southwest Key Programs, the contractor that operates some of the child ...

by | June 20, 2018 | 14:12

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Sunday's attack. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor of Nangarhar, confirmed a vehicle bomb was responsible for the blast in the town of Ghazi Aminullah Khan, on the main Torkham-Jalalabad road, and said that dozens were wounded.

by | June 20, 2018 | 13:27

The children are classified as unaccompanied minors, a legal term generally used for children who cross the border alone and have a possible sponsor in the USA willing to care for them. In the recording , which ProPublica says was made last week and provided to civil rights attorney Jennifer Harbury by a whistleblower , wailing children call "Mami" and "Papi" over and over again.

by | June 20, 2018 | 13:16

Q: Why did the Trump administration choose to implement this "zero tolerance" policy? President Donald Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, brashly called Tuesday for the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and ending the investigation into Russian election interference led by special counsel Robert Mueller III.

by | June 20, 2018 | 11:56

Let's check back in on what Trump is doing in the name of the American people. "When you prosecute the parents for coming in illegally - which should happen - you have to take the children away", he said. Rep. Michael Burgess of Pilot Point held a town hall in Denton Monday night, where he faced multiple questions about family separations. Tuesday's huddle between Trump and Republican lawmakers will be closely watched, in part to see whether any of them dare to directly confront the ...

by | June 20, 2018 | 11:50

One of May's mantras is that "no deal is better than a bad deal" and Brexit campaigners say Britain would lose one of its negotiating tools if the government can not threaten to walk away from the talks, which have all but stalled. He told MPs the timing of the debate was apt because at the other end of Parliament, the Lords were now exercising "an incredible amount of influence and power over the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill", as they debated amendments rejected by the House of Lords.

by | June 20, 2018 | 11:29

Petkanas, a former senior Democratic National Committee adviser, said the 10-year-old had been "taken from her mother and put in a cage". Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is facing backlash after he mocked the story of an immigrant girl with Down syndrome in a Fox News interview about the current administration's "zero-tolerance" policy.

by | June 20, 2018 | 10:43

Reports by PTI inform that Trump signed two proclamations that levied a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminium imported from all countries except Canada and Mexico. decides to continue the period of application of the measures. India, in its statement to WTO, informed that the decision is made in connection with safeguard measures imposed by the United States of America on imports of certain aluminium and steel articles.

by | June 20, 2018 | 09:54

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ended its nearly 40-month alliance with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday and chief minister Mehbooba Mufti resigned, paving the way for direct Central rule to be overseen by governor NN Vohra.

by | June 20, 2018 | 09:33

USA soybean prices have fallen about 12 percent since March, when the U.S. Caterpillar Inc, another big exporter to China, ended 2 percent lower. "In a meeting with the President last week, I outlined the importance of ensuring that valuable export markets remain open and American products do not face a competitive disadvantage due to retaliatory tariffs, such as those announced today by China", Republican Sen.

by | June 20, 2018 | 09:33

Trump's tweet about Germany referred to a political dispute over immigration that is threatening German Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition. Meanwhile, in advance of the European Council meeting, Merkel met with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on June 18 and French President Emmanuel Macron on June 19 to discuss reforming EU migration rules.

by | June 20, 2018 | 08:58

Monday's flare-up was the first instance of rocket fire along the border in two weeks, breaking an implicit ceasefire that followed a sudden conflagration in late May. "During the suspects' interrogations by the Shin Bet, it was determined that the cell planned to carry out terrorist bombings in central cities in Israel and the northern West Bank, including a bombing in Tel Aviv, a suicide bombing and an explosive attack in Jerusalem, a bombing in the Itamar settlement and shooting attacks ...

by | June 20, 2018 | 08:28

That happened after the US President gave some clues about the possibility for introducing new tariffs on the US $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. The first round of penalties announced by both nations is set to take effect July 6. If Intel makes a chip at its USA plants in Oregon, Arizona or New Mexico , then sends it to China for low-level assembly work and then brings it back so it can be put into a device manufactured in the United States, the chip would get hit by the tariff .

by | June 20, 2018 | 07:26

Each province in Canada is coming up with rules for the sale of recreational pot. The bill was passed by 205 votes to 82 in the House of Commons. "With cannabis legislation , Canadians are ready for us to move forward", Harder told the Senate, predicting that "there may come a day, perhaps in the not-so-distant future, when we remember prohibition as absurd".

by | June 20, 2018 | 07:08

The Bexar police department is "not afraid to do the right thing", Salazar said , adding that his "objective" is to remove Nunez from the force. Investigators believe there may be additional victims who are also related to Nunez, Salazar said.