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In Saudi Arabia, women can finally drive

In Saudi Arabia, women can finally drive Accountancy firm PwC has predicted that the number of women on Saudi Arabia's roads will swell to three million by 2020. But much of the initial optimism over his reforms appears to have been dented by a sweeping crackdown on women activists who long opposed the driving ban. [Full Article...]

European Union migration row to relegate Brexit to footnote at Brussels summit

European Union migration row to relegate Brexit to footnote at Brussels summit Interior Minister Matteo Salvini initially said in a post on Facebook that the two NGO ships should "go to Holland", as it was said to be flying under a Dutch flag, and should not dock in Italy . Italy's new populist government has threatened to seize several other ships carrying migrants, sparking a row with the EU. Salvini's tough talk came on the eve of an informal mini-summit of 16 leaders ... [Full Article...]

New Details Emerge in the Murder of Rapper XXXTentacion

New Details Emerge in the Murder of Rapper XXXTentacion In this Tuesday, June 19, 2018 photo , fans and community members light candles as they gather at a vigil for rap singer XXXTentacion in Deerfield Beach , Fla., near the site where the troubled rapper-singer was killed the day before. [Full Article...]

Pelosi Calls GOP Immigration Proposal a 'Compromise With the Devil' - Lauretta Brown

Pelosi Calls GOP Immigration Proposal a 'Compromise With the Devil' - Lauretta Brown First lady Melania Trump made a surprise trip to the southern border on Thursday amid the firestorm over the Trump administration's separation of migrant families. "She wanted to see everything for herself", Grisham said. "We have a chance", US Representative Carlos Curbelo said. "We don't like to see families separated". [Full Article...]

Trump says will sign something 'pre-emptive' on immigration border policy

Trump says will sign something 'pre-emptive' on immigration border policy Addressing Mr. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence spoke publicly on the issue for the first time at the meeting, ultimately echoing Mr. Trump's call for Congress to address family separation by a more permanent means. That's because of the Flores Agreement, a 1997 government settlement that says children can not be detained in federal facilities for more than 20 days . [Full Article...]

North Korea returns remains of 200 USA war dead

North Korea returns remains of 200 USA war dead Meanwhile, the U.S. Indo-Pacific military commander told Japan's defense minister on Thursday that Washington remained committed to the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of North Korea . "I expect they will talk about the path going forward and where priorities should lie". "Unlike previous year when missiles were repeatedly test-fired, we no longer face a situation in wh... [Full Article...]

German ETFs hit by concerns over European Union migrant crisis

German ETFs hit by concerns over European Union migrant crisis After meeting at Chancellor Angela Merkel's Meseberg retreat outside Berlin, she and France's Emmanuel Macron presented the new budget as a means of boosting the bloc's economic competitiveness. More than 2,300 children have been taken from their parents since early May, a practice loudly decried by rights groups and United States politicians from both main parties. [Full Article...]

One dead and dozens missing in Indonesia boat accident:…

One dead and dozens missing in Indonesia boat accident:… At least one holidaymaker was killed and dozens of others missing after a passenger boat sank in Lake Toba of Indonesia's North Sumatra province on Monday, a disaster agency spokesman said. A mobile phone video released by the agency showed people throwing life preservers and life jackets to several people in the water from another ferry. [Full Article...]

US Leaves UN Human Rights Council

US Leaves UN Human Rights Council The U.S has long-standing criticisms of the council. Standing with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed Russia, China, Cuba and Egypt for thwarting US efforts to reform the council. [Full Article...]

Germany’s right give Merkel an immigration ultimatum

Germany’s right give Merkel an immigration ultimatum German Chancellor Angela Merkel , who Trump met with last week at the G7 summit, has faced political headwinds in the country since she implemented an open-door policy in 2015 in an effort to lead the way in response to the refugee crisis. [Full Article...]

IDF fires at head of Gaza terror cell responsible for firebomb kites

IDF fires at head of Gaza terror cell responsible for firebomb kites 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. Senior Israeli military officials are reportedly concerned that a heavy-handed response to the incendiary devices could spark an escalation. "During the suspects' interrogations by the Shin Bet, it was determined that the cell p... [Full Article...]

US Will Reportedly Withdraw From UN Human Rights Council

US Will Reportedly Withdraw From UN Human Rights Council It's not clear whether the US will quit the council in a way that means it will not cooperate with it in any form or whether it will continue to at least observe its sessions and engage in some of its investigations, the rights advocates said. [Full Article...]

Migrant family separations: Republicans scramble as border crisis grows

Migrant family separations: Republicans scramble as border crisis grows U.S. public opinion appears divided along partisan lines on the family separations, with two-thirds of all voters opposed, but 55 percent of Republicans supporting the policy, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll . There is already criticism abounding that detained migrants are being treated like animals in cages; Trump's use of a word which likens them to locusts destroying crops... [Full Article...]

Texas Sheriff Deputy Arrested Over Child Sexual Assault Allegations

The sheriff said Nunez, 47, allegedly touched the girl inappropriately on numerous occasions, causing her pain and " at least some indication of minor injury ". "Folks like this are creatures of habit and opportunity", Salazar said. "Certainly what was appealing was the vulnerability of that community because they are less apt to report things". [Full Article...]

Dominic Grieve: Rebels could ‘collapse government’

Dominic Grieve: Rebels could ‘collapse government’ But the latest manoeuvre by a minority government that has been forced to compromise with parliament anxious some lawmakers who feared it would hand the European Union an incentive to withhold any agreement on an exit deal to force a "softer" Brexit. [Full Article...]

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create U.S. ‘Space Force’

In his speech, Trump said that this new Space Force will be an independent "separate but equal" branch of the military. The president's latest directive indicates that importance of American dominance in space is related to national security. [Full Article...]

Confirmed Dead in Western Japan Earthquake

Confirmed Dead in Western Japan Earthquake The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said more than 300 people were injured in total, but many of them suffered minor injuries. People gather to receive clean drinking water delivered from a special vehicle after an quake hit Takatsuki city, Osaka, western Japan, Monday, June 18, 2018. [Full Article...]

Kirstjen Nielsen, DHS secretary

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of NY called Nielsen a "stone cold liar". "Period", Rep. Katherine Clark , also responding to Nielsen, echoed Monday morning . But the measure has been harshly denounced by activists, religious leaders, elected Democrats and Republicans alike. Former first lady Laura Bush said that as a resident of a border state, she appreciates the need to protect the nation's boun... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin exploring 'possible' summit

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin exploring 'possible' summit The Wall Street Journal also reported earlier this month that the USA ambassador to Russia, Jon Huntsman, had come to Washington to meet with Trump administration officials to help arrange the meeting. The 44th annual summit was held between the seven G7 member states - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States , and the representatives of the European Union... [Full Article...]

Several dead in vehicle crash near Texas border

Several dead in vehicle crash near Texas border The Texas Department of Public Safety said the driver lost control of the SUV and it rolled, causing the deaths and injuries. Authorities believe the driver and one passenger are USA citizens and the 12 other passengers were undocumented immigrants, Boyd said. [Full Article...]


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