Thursday Marks the Summer Solstice

The day the sun reaches this northern point coincides with the longest day of sunlight for the year . Revellers watch the sunrise as they celebrate the pagan festival of Summer Solstice at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, southern England on June 21... More..

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Turkish troops enter Manbij and Kurds withdraw after months-long diplomatic scuffle
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Turkish troops enter Manbij and Kurds withdraw after months-long diplomatic scuffle

Turkish army on Monday announced the start of patrols in the northern Syrian city of Manbij by Turkish and USA troops in line with a previously agreed roadmap for eliminating terrorists and stabilizing the ar...More..

Former Israeli minister arrested on charges of spying for Iran
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Former Israeli minister arrested on charges of spying for Iran

According to the newspaper, Segeju was charged with espionage and collaboration with the enemy in time of war. In recent years, Segev resided in Nigeria and traveled to Equatorial Guinea in May. Segev alleged...More..

Gaza militants fire rockets, Israel responds with airstrikes
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Gaza militants fire rockets, Israel responds with airstrikes

The Eshkol Council reported damage to a number of buildings and cars. Islamic Jihad spokesman Daoud Shihab said on his twitter account that "the resistance has the right to respond in accordance with the ci...More..

Trump announces he will sign an executive action to end family separation
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Trump announces he will sign an executive action to end family separation

That's what he did on Wednesday. Obama's comments joined a firestorm of opposition to the Donald Trump administration's so-called "zero tolerance" policy begun in early May that caused the separation of ...More..

by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Trump to sign decree to end migrant family separations

For this reason, the National Domestic Workers Alliance is calling for people across the country to mobilize "like never before" for planned nationwide protest against the Trump administration's family sepa...More..

Along With Lava, Hawaii Volcano Spews Gems
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Along With Lava, Hawaii Volcano Spews Gems

Activity on Saturday included an explosive event at Halemaumau Crater that had the energy of a 5.3 magnitude quake, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said. Gov. David Ige said Trump approved the request for ...More..

Dreamworld staff emails reveal rapids ride malfunctioned 15 years before tragedy
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Dreamworld staff emails reveal rapids ride malfunctioned 15 years before tragedy

Barrister Steven Whybrow, representing victims Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett, said an emergency stop button was not clearly labelled and a staff member was unaware of its exact function. Det Sgt Brown said th...More..

Hundreds of United Methodist Clergy file church charges against Jeff Sessions
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Hundreds of United Methodist Clergy file church charges against Jeff Sessions

While many are involved in the immigration policy, the complaint states, "Mr. Sessions - long-term United Methodist in a tremendously powerful, public position - is particularly accountable to us, his chu...More..

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern goes into hospital to give birth
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern goes into hospital to give birth

Given Ardern went to hospital very early this morning, it can be deduced that she probably went into "spontaneous labour in the early hours of this morning" rather than being induced, our midwife advises. She's...More..

Peter Fonda blasted for vulgar Barron Trump tweets; Secret Service notified
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Peter Fonda blasted for vulgar Barron Trump tweets; Secret Service notified

President Donald Trump is defending the zero-tolerance policy and falsely claiming that it was the fault of Congressional Democrats. "I tweeted something highly inappropriate and vulgar about the presid...More..

Kathy Griffin unleashes profanity-laced tirade at Melania Trump: 'F- you, Melanie'
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Kathy Griffin unleashes profanity-laced tirade at Melania Trump: 'F- you, Melanie'

Comedian Kathy Griffin , whose career nosedived after she posed with a bloody likeness of Donald Trump's severed head, is taking a provocative swipe at USA first lady Melania Trump . Griffin's "feckless" re...More..

New York Times Takes Heat for Spiking Audio Interview With Stephen Miller
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

New York Times Takes Heat for Spiking Audio Interview With Stephen Miller

The Times said Tuesday that reporters Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear interviewed Miller for a story that appeared in print and online last weekend. "That said, if the comments were on the recor...More..

United States withdraws from UN Human Rights Council
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

United States withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

The announcement came after the top United Nations human rights official criticised Washington for separating migrant children from their parents who are seeking asylum after arrival from Mexico. "Let me say it...More..

One Minute Weather: More tropical downpours could flood streets today
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

One Minute Weather: More tropical downpours could flood streets today

We are expecting more sun than clouds, but there will still be those daily, mainly afternoon showers and storms. An inverted trough of low-pressure in the NW'tern Gulf of Mexico will continue to push northwes...More..

Trump’s Big Immigration Meeting With House Republicans Fixed Yesterday’s Problems, Not Today’s
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Trump’s Big Immigration Meeting With House Republicans Fixed Yesterday’s Problems, Not Today’s

WCIA-TV in Champaign reported that Rodney Davis said the Department of Homeland Security "should "absolutely not" be separating children from their parents at the border". Indeed, families were separated during...More..

Trump Visits Hill Republicans, But Passage Of GOP Immigration Bills Uncertain
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Trump Visits Hill Republicans, But Passage Of GOP Immigration Bills Uncertain

He complained to one adviser that the media had not given him enough credit after the summit and was continuing to undermine him on immigration, according to a person familiar with the conversation but not auth...More..

FBI Agent Peter Strzok Escorted Out of Headquarters
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

FBI Agent Peter Strzok Escorted Out of Headquarters

Strzok's anti-Trump texts to Lisa Page , an FBI attorney also involved with both probes, first surfaced previous year, as part of the Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's investigation i...More..

Palestinian dies after being wounded near Gaza-Israel border
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Palestinian dies after being wounded near Gaza-Israel border

It accuses Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas of seeking to use the protests as cover for attacks. "The uncovering of this case demonstrates, once again, the efforts invested by Hamas in order to establish terr...More..

by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Trump defiant as outrage over family separations grows

Some may worry that public outrage over the family separations could hurt their chances. The audio surfaced as politicians and activists have come in recent days to visit immigration detention centers. Thei...More..

Sepp Blatter backs Ireland and the United Kingdom to host 2030 World Cup
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sepp Blatter backs Ireland and the United Kingdom to host 2030 World Cup

The 82 year-old Swiss is banned from taking part in any Federation Internationale de Football Association activities until 2022. Blatter is being investigated by Swiss prosecutors for alleged corruption durin...More..

by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Republicans turn on Trump's 'cruel' border policy

The issue boiled over Tuesday at a House hearing on an unrelated subject when protesters with babies briefly shut down proceedings. The House leaders did so to thwart a petition drive launched earlier by modera...More..

Rachel Maddow breaks down in tears reporting on tender age shelters
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Rachel Maddow breaks down in tears reporting on tender age shelters

Maddow broke down in tears and had to pass the show off to Lawrence O'Donnell, who hosts " The Last Word ", the show that follows Maddow's on MSNBC. "I apologize for losing it there for a moment", she added. ...More..

India welcomes ceasefire extension in Afghanistan
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

India welcomes ceasefire extension in Afghanistan

In a statement released late on Saturday, Qassemi sympathized the Afghan people and government over the deadly attack targeting Afghan and Taliban forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar. But it came just a d...More..

by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Trump, Allied Lawmakers Seek Legislative Response to Outcry Over Border Policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House domestic policy adviser Stephen Miller have boasted about their decision to prosecute all adults attempting to illegally cross the U.S. The difference is tha...More..

Trump campaign manager calls on president to fire Jeff Sessions
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Trump campaign manager calls on president to fire Jeff Sessions

He addressed the controversial zero-tolerance policy, saying the USA will not encourage people to come to the country illegally by releasing them into the country. He told me to reduce crime in America. M...More..

White House: We won't stop separating migrant kids from parents
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

White House: We won't stop separating migrant kids from parents

Donald Trump , who has made a tough stance on immigration a centrepiece of his presidency, has staunchly defended his administration's actions. "And it starts with the borders and that's the way it is", he as...More..

Setting up new showdown, Britain's May rejects Brexit proposal
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Setting up new showdown, Britain's May rejects Brexit proposal

The amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill was drawn up in consultation with pro-European MPs in the lower House of Commons, who will have a chance to vote on it themselves on Wednesday. The House of Lords voted...More..

Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'

Lewandowski, a former Trump campaign manager and frequent TV commentator, interjected by saying "womp, womp", as he rolled his eyes. Lewandowski then interrupted him with a "Womp womp". Lewandowski had said p...More..

India Raised Duties on 30 US Products Due to Trump's Import Tariffs
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

India Raised Duties on 30 US Products Due to Trump's Import Tariffs

India has notified to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) the revised list including almonds, apples, phosphoric acid and motorcycles with engine capacity of more than 800 cc (including Harley Davidson motorbi...More..

Governors rule imposed in Indian-occupied Kashmir
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Governors rule imposed in Indian-occupied Kashmir

The report quoted officials from the ministry, who on condition of anonymity, said , "Forget about us, it seems even Rajnathji was not in the loop". The Sena chief referring to Pawar's offer to be part of th...More..

China fires back at United States, raises own tariffs
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

China fires back at United States, raises own tariffs

China reacted quickly to the USA tariff strike, promising to impose its own massive new round of tariffs on over 500 United States exports, including dozens of seafood products such as salmon and lobster. The ...More..

Germany: Merkel Struggles With Immigration Policy
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Germany: Merkel Struggles With Immigration Policy

Dr Merkel said euro zone reform was the toughest issue in their talks at her Meseberg retreat outside Berlin , where they also touched on European foreign and defence policy and immigration . Leaving aside th...More..

China accuses Trump of ‘blackmail after new tariffs threat
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

China accuses Trump of ‘blackmail after new tariffs threat

In a grave escalation of the tit-for-tat trade war between Mr Trump's administration and China, Mr Trump announced yesterday he would look at imposing tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports . The offic...More..

Canada legalises recreational cannabis use
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Canada legalises recreational cannabis use

Tony Dean told the CBC . Canada is following the lead of Uruguay in allowing a nationwide, legal marijuana market, although each Canadian province is working up its own rules for pot sales. In the days lead...More..

Sheriff: Texas Deputy Sexually Abused 4-Year-Old Undocumented Immigrant
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sheriff: Texas Deputy Sexually Abused 4-Year-Old Undocumented Immigrant

The 4-year-old girl is related to Nunez, and the alleged assaults took place at her residence, Salazar said . The minimum sentence for conviction of the crime is 25 years. "The little girl now is safe and we'r...More..

At-risk Republicans separate themselves from Trump's border policy
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

At-risk Republicans separate themselves from Trump's border policy

Media captionThe US teens training in border patrol What is the policy? "The only thing missing is a conductor". "When you see a 12-year-old girl with a Plan B pill or her parents put her on birth control bec...More..

Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

Speaking outside the London hospital, Ms Caldwell said her son's brutal condition had returned with a vengeance since the medication was confiscated. Last year 12-year-old Billy, from Co Tyrone, became the fi...More..

by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

House Republicans' immigration bill would stop most family separations

So far, 2,000 children have been separated from their families since the United States began enforcing a "zero-tolerance" policy at the border. The president has sought to link an end to the family separation...More..

US withdraws from United Nations human rights body
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

US withdraws from United Nations human rights body

The Trump administration is expected to announce on Tuesday that it will pull the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council, one day after the body's leader condemned the president's "zero t...More..

Macedonia name change deal with Greece leads to violent protests
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macedonia name change deal with Greece leads to violent protests

Clashes erupted with Greek police and 12 people were injured. Members of both the Greek and Macedonian government are joined by members of the United Nations and EU. The decision will mean Macedonia will offi...More..

China 'underestimated' Trump, a key adviser says
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

China 'underestimated' Trump, a key adviser says

But it can only go so far. The U.S. imported US$505 billion of goods from China a year ago and exported about US$130 billion, leaving a 2017 trade deficit of US$376 billion, according to U.S. "Just ask yourse...More..

Trump upholds promise to Kim, suspends military exercises with South Korea
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Trump upholds promise to Kim, suspends military exercises with South Korea

Marines of the US, left, and South Korea wearing blue headbands on their helmets, taking positions after landing on a beach during a joint military combined amphibious exercise in Pohang, South Korea. Moon Chun...More..

Southgate tube station LOCKDOWN: 'Explosion' heard as Met Police surround scene
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Southgate tube station LOCKDOWN: 'Explosion' heard as Met Police surround scene

According to the Telegraph , police are now responding to a "small blast" in Southgate with officers actively investigating a "suspicious package" near the scene. "Don't know too much except we have been told ...More..

by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Trump Administration Leaving UN Human Rights Council

Current members of the Human Rights Council include Cuba, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Afghanistan, China, North Korea, Pakistan and others. "For our part, the United States will not sit quietly whil...More..

Jeff Sessions hails 'Anglo-American' history of USA sheriffs
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Jeff Sessions hails 'Anglo-American' history of USA sheriffs

Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed comparisons of the detention facilities for migrant children to Nazi concentration camps by arguing that Nazis "were keeping the Jews from leaving the country". Inst...More..

Arab coalition bombs Houthis around Hodeidah airport, urges them to withdraw
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Arab coalition bombs Houthis around Hodeidah airport, urges them to withdraw

France, along with the United States and Britain, backs the coalition in the Yemen conflict and provides weapons to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates . "They told us that some humanitarian org...More..

US to pull out of United Nations human rights body
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

US to pull out of United Nations human rights body

It is a dramatic moment for a nation the world once looked to as the world's voice on human rights, the nation where the UN lives, the nation whose former First Lady in 1948 chaired the committee that drafted t...More..

Thomas Markle breaks his silence in weird interview about Meghan and Harry
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Thomas Markle breaks his silence in weird interview about Meghan and Harry

But he insisted that he received no money for the shoot, but rather it was done to "change my image". I feel bad about it. As well as marking the first day of the races, it's Harry and Meghan's one month anni...More..

SUV in fatal Texas crash suspected of smuggling
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

SUV in fatal Texas crash suspected of smuggling

Four died on the scene, while one died in a San Antonio hospital after being flown out in an emergency helicopter. More than 2,300 of them have been separated from their parents since April, when the Trump ad...More..