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Ireland and European Union demand solutions to post-Brexit border issue

Ireland and European Union demand solutions to post-Brexit border issue Mr Juncker started his visit with a meeting with Mr Varadkar and Mr Coveney at Government Buildings. 'I am strongly against any temptation to isolate Ireland and not to conclude the deal on Ireland. On Friday President Juncker met Irish president Michael D Higgins at his official residence in Dublin's Phoenix Park. Earlier this year, Mrs May rejected the EU's own proposed backstop solution to ... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump slammed over outfit worn to visit immigrant kids in detention

Melania Trump slammed over outfit worn to visit immigrant kids in detention Trump was not wearing the jacket when she landed in McAllen, Texas . "How I can help to these children to reunite with their families as quickly as possible?" she asked. The youthful jacket sharply contrasts with the first lady's typically bold, foreign-flavored and higher-priced wardrobe . The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. [Full Article...]

Uber driver 'distracted' by streaming 'The Voice' in fatal crash

Uber driver 'distracted' by streaming 'The Voice' in fatal crash A cellphone search warrant and the investigation determined Vasquez was streaming Hulu , watching the talent competition show The Voice , the report said. Last month, an Uber spokeswoman said the company was undergoing a "top-to-bottom safety review" and had brought on a former federal transport official to help improve the company's safety culture. [Full Article...]

See the bulldog who won the World's Ugliest Dog contest

See the bulldog who won the World's Ugliest Dog contest Some of this year's contestants had hairless bodies, others had lolling tongues. That prediction proved true as Zsa Zsa took home the crown along with the $1,500 winner's prize for her owner, Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota. Here's what our winning pup's profile had to say about her life before World's Ugliest Dog stardom. "She has come so far and she is just so lovely in my eyes", sai... [Full Article...]

We must ‘immediately’ return undocumented immigrants ‘with no judges or court cases’

It was unclear if Trump was advocating an expansion of the current law that allows expedited removal of illegal immigrants at the USA border, a policy his administration has embraced since he took office. "What President Trump has suggested here is both illegal and unconstitutional", said Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project. [Full Article...]

Blast hits Zimbabwe presidential rally, President Mnangagwa unhurt

Blast hits Zimbabwe presidential rally, President Mnangagwa unhurt Mr Mnangagwa had been speaking in Bulawayo ahead of July's historic election , the first since longtime leader Robert Mugabe stepped down. "He is at state house in Bulawayo", said Mnangagwa's spokesman George Charamba . The 75-year-old Mnangagwa and 40-year-old Chamisa, the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change are the main contenders. "These are people who are hurting, who want to ... [Full Article...]

Final hours of Saudi Arabia ban on female drivers

Final hours of Saudi Arabia ban on female drivers It was a dream for us so when it happens in reality, I am between belief and disbelief - between a feeling of joy and astonishment", said Mari as she pulled up to order a drive-thru coffee on her way to work. To celebrate this joyous occasion, woman racer Aseel Al Hamad laps a race track in Saudi Arabia in an F-Type . The government has preemptively addressed concerns of harassment - with a... [Full Article...]

Italy says Malta not taking in migrant ship is 'inhumane'

Italy says Malta not taking in migrant ship is 'inhumane' She plans to meet leaders of countries including Italy and Greece at Sunday's mini-summit, which will be followed late next week by a full summit of the 28-nation EU. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte agreed to attend Sunday's meeting only after Merkel had assured him a draft leaders' statement prepared by the European Commission and circulated on Wednesday would be put aside. [Full Article...]

Erdogan expects Turkey’s development level to reach the levels of Russia, US

Erdogan expects Turkey’s development level to reach the levels of Russia, US Voting started at 0500GMT (8 am local time) and will continue through to 1400 GMT (5 pm local time). Turkey has been under emergency rule - which restricts some personal freedoms and allows the government to bypass parliament with emergency decrees - for almost two years following an abortive military coup in July 2016. [Full Article...]

After giving birth, New Zealand leader craves mac-n-cheese

After giving birth, New Zealand leader craves mac-n-cheese New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese on Friday and planned to spend at least one more night in an Auckland public hospital with her newborn girl. "Congratulations to Prime Minister @jacindaardern on the wonderful news", she wrote. "For New Zealand, these events and the way our country has greeted them will be seen as inspirational by a... [Full Article...]

McConnell praises Trump immigration order, despite silence days prior

McConnell praises Trump immigration order, despite silence days prior Both House Bills, which Democrats and immigration advocacy groups oppose, would fund Mr. Trump's proposed wall and reduce legal migration, in part by denying visas for some relatives of USA residents and citizens living overseas. "It's about keeping families together while at the same time making sure that we have a very powerful, very strong border", Trump said as he signed the order in a hastily... [Full Article...]

Deaths reported after explosion in Ethiopia capital

Deaths reported after explosion in Ethiopia capital Eritrea, the country that has been hosting anti-TPLF rebel groups, announced today that it is sending delegation to Ethiopia to figure out next step for the peace talk proposed by prime minister Abiy Ahmed's government. In another of Abiy's major policy shifts, the prime minister has said Ethiopia would open its state-run telecoms monopoly and state-owned Ethiopian Airlines [ETHA.UL] to private do... [Full Article...]

Coffins at DMZ to collect USA service members' remains from North Korea

Coffins at DMZ to collect USA service members' remains from North Korea However U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he was "not aware" of any North Korea denuclearization measures at this time, and the U.S. -based North Korea monitoring group 38 North recently said there had been no sign of any activity toward dismantling any other missile test site in North Korea. [Full Article...]

Trump to meet Queen during United Kingdom visit

Trump to meet Queen during United Kingdom visit But while Mr Trump may be looking forward to meeting the Queen , his visit to the United Kingdom from July 13 is set to be less than cordial, with protests against the President's domestic and worldwide policies already planned. London Mayor Sadiq Khan this week defended the right of residents to protest about the President's visit while speaking to singer Jessie Ware on a podcast. [Full Article...]

Trump urges Republicans to ‘stop wasting time on immigration’

Trump urges Republicans to ‘stop wasting time on immigration’ That bill would provide $25 billion for Trump's border wall and set new limits on family visas in favor of merit-based entry - but also create a path to citizenship for young "Dreamers". Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., the second highest ranking Democrat in the House, said the president has rejected immigration proposals even as he's shamed lawmakers to do their jobs. [Full Article...]

UK PM May survives crucial Brexit vote in parliament

UK PM May survives crucial Brexit vote in parliament Before the Commons vote, Dominic Grieve , leader of the would-be rebels - who wanted to ensure MPs had the power to stop the United Kingdom leaving without a deal - said the "sovereignty of Parliament " had been acknowledged. the house has the power to do it", Grieve said. In the end, just six Tories defied the whip, including former justice minister Philip Lee, former chancellor Ken Clark... [Full Article...]

The Final Frontier? Trump's Pricey Plan for a New Space Force

The Final Frontier? Trump's Pricey Plan for a New Space Force Addressing the members of the National Space Council at the White House, Trump, also the commander-in-chief of the military, said the whole world is "looking up" to the USA and the country is being respected again. In his post, Kelly was referring to the Air Force Space Command , a space-focused group that has come under a number of names over the years. However, the US Congress would need to... [Full Article...]

Gerrymandering cases disposed on technicalities

Gerrymandering cases disposed on technicalities In closely divided states like New Hampshire and North Dakota - where U.S. Senate races can be decided by only a few hundred votes - Republican lawmakers have passed voter restrictions that make it harder for Democratic populations to cast ballots . [Full Article...]

Supporters of Trump steadfast despite immigration uproar

Supporters of Trump steadfast despite immigration uproar In an ironic twist to the anti-immigrant stance of the President and his team, the United States also announced its withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council for unrelated reasons, denouncing it as a "cesspool of political bias". They also raised a series of new questions for the Trump administration, including whether White House policy director Stephen Miller, who helped design the family-sepa... [Full Article...]

Saudi Aramco says facilities safe after Houthis claim missile launched at Asir

Saudi Aramco says facilities safe after Houthis claim missile launched at Asir The Amaleqa brigades have captured dozens of rebel fighters, including minors, in the airport fighting, the official said. Last Wednesday, government forces launched an offensive to clear Hodeida of rebel fighters, who have held it since 2014, raising United Nations concerns for vital aid shipments and commercial food imports through the city's docks. [Full Article...]


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