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John Roberts Will Probably Be The Supreme Court’s Next Swing Justice

John Roberts Will Probably Be The Supreme Court’s Next Swing Justice In the letter , he told Mr. Trump that effective July 31, he would end "regular active status as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, while continuing to serve in a senior status". Kennedy disappointed conservatives by joining Supreme Court decisions that affirmed the Roe decision, including a landmark 1992 ruling in the case Planned Parenthood v. [Full Article...]

Mideast peace plan in tatters as Kushner rips Palestinians

Mideast peace plan in tatters as Kushner rips Palestinians The White House issued brief, near-identical statements after their stops in Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel. Kushner said in the interview that the Arab leaders he spoke with stressed the need for a Palestinian state with a capital of East Jerusalem and for the Al Aqsa Mosque - a holy site in Islam that rests on the Temple Mount, a holy site in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam... [Full Article...]

North Korea scraps 'anti-US imperialism' rally as ties appear to warm

North Korea scraps 'anti-US imperialism' rally as ties appear to warm But while both work to achieve the vague language of Kim's promise to "completely denuclearise the Korean peninsula", America's top United States diplomat refused to put a timeline on negotiations with North Korea contradicting a senior defence official who said Washington would soon present a timeline to North Korea with " specific asks ". [Full Article...]

Saudi driving ban ends as women's rights activists remain jailed

Saudi driving ban ends as women's rights activists remain jailed Ziad Daoud, Bloomberg Economics, said , "The participation of women in Saudi Arabia's labour market is poor". Saudi women steered their way through busy city streets on Sunday, driving to work, running errands and relishing a new era in which they are allowed to drive and no longer need to rely on men to move around. [Full Article...]

Erdogan leads early count in pivotal Turkey poll

Erdogan leads early count in pivotal Turkey poll Today's election is the first since Turkey switched to a presidential system of governance after the April 2017 constitutional referendum. The president had for the last two years ruled under a state of emergency imposed in the wake of the 2016 failed coup, with tens of thousands arrested in an unprecedented crackdown which cranked up tensions with the West. [Full Article...]

Trump Says North Korea 'Total Denuclearisation' Started, Officials See No New Moves

Trump Says North Korea 'Total Denuclearisation' Started, Officials See No New Moves Earlier, during the historic meet in Singapore, the two leaders had signed a statement committing to full "denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula while the USA had made a decision to give "security guarantees". The Singapore meeting resulted in a surprise announcement of a USA suspension of military drills with its South Korean ally, a goal long pursued by Beijing and Pyongyang. [Full Article...]

Trump orders halt to family separations

Trump orders halt to family separations Under the "zero-tolerance" policy, anyone who crosses the USA border faces criminal prosecution, meaning parents are sent to jail while their children are put into government custody. "So what I'm asking Congress to do is to give us a third option, which we have been requesting since previous year, the legal authority to detain and promptly remove families together as a unit", Trump said Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Russia warns against President'alarming' plans for US space domination

Russia warns against President'alarming' plans for US space domination According to Dr. Burns, in 1967 the worldwide community signed the Outer Space Treaty which prevents countries from having missiles and atomic weapons in space, as well as not allowing military bases on the moon. He said, "Our destiny beyond the Earth is not only a matter of national identity but a matter of national security". Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat and a leading voice on space ... [Full Article...]

What's changed after Trump's immigration order: For families, the military and Congress

What's changed after Trump's immigration order: For families, the military and Congress And the American Civil Liberties Union said the Trump administration "has made it clear" that it will "keep attacking immigrants" - effectively rejecting the executive order . Kenneth Wolfe, a spokesman for the department's Administration for Children and Families, says their cases will proceed through the system. Trump's family apparently played a role in his turnaround. [Full Article...]

Video Shows Priest Slap Baby During Baptism

Video Shows Priest Slap Baby During Baptism The clergyman begins to look irritated at the loud noise and raises his voice to be heard over the baby's crying, apparently speaking directly to the child. The priest won't let go, however, as he holds the stunned baby to his chest, with his hand over the baby's face to muffle the howls. One user translated the footage into English and claimed the priest was explaining he would pour water on th... [Full Article...]

KTAR.com Time magazine cover to feature Trump, crying immigrant child

KTAR.com Time magazine cover to feature Trump, crying immigrant child John Moore , a photographer for Getty Images , shot the image of a 2-year-old Honduran girl, which effectively went viral amid the harrowing veracity of Trump's "zero tolerance" policy . The Trump administration's so-called "zero tolerance" policy has resulted in many people being taken into federal custody immediately after crossing the border. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom government wins Brexit skirmish by making concessions

United Kingdom government wins Brexit skirmish by making concessions The government has avoided a major defeat on its Brexit bill by 324 votes to 298 after a late concession. The government's victory was the first major win in two days of debates on its European Union withdrawal bill, which will sever ties with the European Union, after the upper house of parliament, the House of Lords, introduced 15 changes. [Full Article...]

Omar calls for fresh polls in J&K as BJP hints at surprise

Omar calls for fresh polls in J&K as BJP hints at surprise If @rammadhavbjp is true to his word that there is no question of horse trading & clearly no new alliances are being formed then the assembly should be dissolved. Singh, the Lok Sabha MP from Lucknow, also reiterated the Modi government's resolve to ensure a complete end to militant activities in Jammu and Kashmir . [Full Article...]

British Lords Approve Amendment to Brexit Law

British Lords Approve Amendment to Brexit Law On Monday, the House of Lords will debate different proposals for a so-called "meaningful" vote - the role that parliament will play if lawmakers reject the exit deal May negotiates with the European Union , or if she fails to agree an exit deal at all. [Full Article...]

(Updated) NZ Prime Minister enters hospital for birth of first child

(Updated) NZ Prime Minister enters hospital for birth of first child The intervening months have seen a frenzy of excitement from New Zealanders, many of whom took to the web on Thursday to express their happiness. Ardern shared a photo of her family on Instagram . "Winston Peters is taking over", Hobbs said. Spanish MP Carolina Bescansa breastfed in her national legislature in early 2016, while the issue of juggling children and a political career hit the h... [Full Article...]

US Leaves UN Human Rights Council

US Leaves UN Human Rights Council In a letter sent to non-governmental organisations, Haley complained that they had played a "deconstructive" role by refusing to support U.S. efforts to take Israel off the council's agenda. China, Britain and the European Union lamented on Wednesday Washington's decision to withdraw from the United Nations. "By attacking and blaming NGOs for its own failure , the Trump administration is taki... [Full Article...]

DHS: 2000 Children Separated at Border

DHS: 2000 Children Separated at Border After being placed in a shelter, they can be placed with a sponsor US family. Immigration rights advocates in Arizona and around the country are continuing to speak out against the Department of Homeland Security's policy of separating migrant children from their parents. [Full Article...]

France offers to take some Aquarius migrants

France offers to take some Aquarius migrants The passengers are made up of 450 adult men and 80 women - including at least seven pregnant women -- as well as 11 under-13s and 89 adolescents, according to figures released by authorities in Valencia . It took the convoy almost a week to travel the 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) between Sicily and Spain. Spanish police say the migrants arriving on the Aquarius convoy will be granted 45 days ... [Full Article...]

South Korea conducts war games to defend against Japan

South Korea conducts war games to defend against Japan Xi Jinping , general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese president, on Tuesday held talks with Kim Jong Un , chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Beijing . [Full Article...]

Trump 'promises' iPhones won't be subject to US tariffs

Trump 'promises' iPhones won't be subject to US tariffs Derek Scissors, a China scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank, said that means China will soon run out of imports of USA goods on which to impose retaliatory tariffs. Cook's effort to keep Apple on the positive sides of both governments has included talks with US and Chinese leaders, including an effort to work with China's Xi Jinping that employees of Apple's m... [Full Article...]


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