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The U.S.is reportedly planning to pull out of the UN's Human Rights Council after clashes over key issues such as Israel. A USA withdrawal from the U.N. The EU failed to find a common position, mainly due to Belgium's wish to keep Israel firmly on the agenda of each session, they said. As the agency's largest contributor, the USA pays more to the United Nations than any other participating member State, which Haley used as ammunition as she called for revisions to the body.
  • David Davis leaves Brussels empty handed after meeting Michel Barnier

    David Davis leaves Brussels empty handed after meeting Michel Barnier

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    The EU will not formally ratify the transition deal without reaching an agreement on the details of the backstop plan. The backstop plan relies on faith from Brussels that a later trade agreement will be signed that replaces it, but European Union officials doubt Britain can design a way to keep Northern Ireland out of European Union rules and still have no border.
  • Trump boasts North Korea stand-off ‘largely solved’

    Trump boasts North Korea stand-off ‘largely solved’

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    Talks have swirled since Mr Trump unilaterally announced that the United States would halt war games as long as it is negotiating "in good faith" with North Korea . "I call them war games". "I'm kidding . You don't understand sarcasm", Trump said. Have remains been returned in the past? President Vladimir Putin on Thursday conveyed to a senior North Korean official an invitation for Kim Jong Un to visit Russian Federation as he praised the results of his summit with Donald Trump .
  • Harvard gives Asian-Americans lower personality ratings than other races, lawsuit claims

    Harvard gives Asian-Americans lower personality ratings than other races, lawsuit claims

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    After months of discovery, the two sides squared off Friday in court filings asking the judge to rule in their favor ahead of the trial, which is set for October. Both sides also are sparring over a 2013 internal study at Harvard exploring the racial makeup of the admitted class. "We allege that Harvard has a hard, fast quota limiting the number of Asians it will admit", Blum told NPR in 2014 , when he first sued the school.
  • Trump to G7: Crimea Part of Russia Because Everyone Speaks Russian

    Trump to G7: Crimea Part of Russia Because Everyone Speaks Russian

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    Canada hosted the leaders of the UK, Italy, the US, France, Germany and Japan for the two day summit, in the town of La Malbaie. Americans think President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggested that North Korean TV anchor should get a job in United States: report AT&T announces it has completed acquisition of Time Warner Classified Israeli report raises questions about Trump-Kim summit: report MORE has a better relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin than he does with any ...
  • Theresa May fails to appease Tory rebels on EU Withdrawal Bill

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    In fresh evidence that the potential timetable is slipping, a controversial amendment to the Bill shows the government has identified 21 January 2019 as a potential staging-post on the road to Brexit. "It all changed without Dominic Grieve or anyone else being consulted". Fellow backbencher Sarah Woolaston said there was no majority in parliament for the government's position.
  • 2,000 children taken in 6 weeks under US immigration crackdown

    2,000 children taken in 6 weeks under US immigration crackdown

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    The policy to refer all adults for charges was publicly announced May 7, though the Justice Department announced it would prosecute 100% of the cases referred to it at the beginning of April. The children are put into the care of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and some are transferred to government facilities or foster care during the separation.
  • WH: Pres. Trump Supports Both Immigration Bills

    WH: Pres. Trump Supports Both Immigration Bills

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    Rep. Scott Perry, a Republican from Pennsylvania, said the President was right to voice opposition to the compromise bill and said he hopes Trump doesn't walk back his statement. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. The president has not personally endorsed the Ryan bill. A new Trump administration policy that refers everyone who has crossed the border illegally for prosecution has forced the separation of many migrant families, since children can't be detained in criminal jails alongside their parents.
  • Chrissy Teigen, John Legend donate $288K to ACLU for Trump's birthday

    Chrissy Teigen, John Legend donate $288K to ACLU for Trump's birthday

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    Teigen wrote the ACLU is "committed to defending the rights and humanity of these vulnerable families" and "holding the Trump administration accountable whenever possible". The couple, who were vocal about their support for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election, welcomed their son, Miles, almost a month ago on May 16.
  • Trump Foundation Lawsuit Defense Came From Trump.org

    Trump Foundation Lawsuit Defense Came From Trump.org

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    The foundation has also been accused of conducting "repeated and wilful self-dealing transactions to benefit Mr Trump's personal and business interests". The Foundation now has $1.7 million remaining, which the NYAG has been holding hostage for political gain. Trump himself had contributed more than $8, and the foundation had already announced its intention to dissolve in 2016, the statement said.
  • Tory MP Sir Christopher Chope blocks bill to make upskirting a crime

    Tory MP Sir Christopher Chope blocks bill to make upskirting a crime

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    Upskirting involves taking a photo or video under someone's clothing without their consent. The bill was due to receive its second reading in the House of Commons on Friday, but progress was halted when a member of Parliament later identified as Christopher Chope objected, prompting some cries of "shame" from other lawmakers.
  • Leader of Pakistani Taliban killed by USA drone strike, Afghanistan says

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    A US drone strike has killed the leader of the Taliban's Pakistani faction, Mullah Fazlullah, The Associated Press reported . The airstrike was conducted at about 9 a.m. The US strike comes amid a ceasefire between the Afghan Taliban and Afghan security forces to mark the end of the Muslim's holy month of Ramazan.
  • London Breed humbled to be San Francisco mayor

    London Breed humbled to be San Francisco mayor

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    On Saturday, Breed regained the lead. Once Leno conceded the race, congratulations began rolling in for Breed. She also missed almost half of the scheduled mayoral forums, often bailing the day before. Breed was known for attracting support from some recognizable names in tech: Silicon Valley investor Ron Conway and his wife Gayle reportedly gave $200,500 to a super PAC supporting Breed ; Twitter cofounder Ev Williams is said to have similarly given $150,500 to two Breed-supporting ...
  • PM: Australia punished soldiers over Nazi flag-flying incident in Afghanistan

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    Two separate Defence sources identified a soldier who took the flag to Afghanistan , the ABC said. He said the matter had been dealt with by the on scene commander and the flag had only been flown briefly. " It is totally inappropriate for any ADF vehicle or company to have a flag of this nature ". "It was reported (to officials) in 2007, that incident, and the flag obviously was removed and the personnel involved were disciplined", he told reporters.
  • Delhi air quality remains severe; strong winds expected to clear stagnant air

    Delhi air quality remains severe; strong winds expected to clear stagnant air

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    A thick blanket of haze continued to envelop Delhi and parts of the National Capital Region (NCR) on Thursday with the air quality remaining in "poor" to "hazardous" category. The Union Environment Ministry attributed the high pollution levels in the national Capital and NCR to dust storms from Rajasthan. Strong winds are expected to clear the air, said Gufran Beig, a scientist at the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research Institute (SAFAR).
  • Levin: 'Donald Trump Was 100 Percent Right to Fire James Comey'

    Levin: 'Donald Trump Was 100 Percent Right to Fire James Comey'

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    Constitutional law expert and "Life, Liberty and Levin" host Mark Levin gave his thoughts on the Department of Justice inspector general's report and the tenure of fired FBI Director James Comey on "Fox & Friends" on Friday. It's not clear which of the agents - Lisa Page or Peter Strzok , who were involved in a romantic relationship - made the assessment of O'Malley, who dropped out of the race in early 2016.
  • Selfie blamed in falling deaths of 2 tourists in Portugal

    Selfie blamed in falling deaths of 2 tourists in Portugal

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    Fishermen in the area thought the pair was simply sleeping on the beach but discovered a "horror scene" when they approached, describing the couple's bodies as "shattered" to local paper Journal de Noticias . He said: "Everything seems to indicate that the fall happened when they were probably trying to take a selfie". Michael worked at the Chevron Wheatstone Project, a giant gas field development 700 miles north of Perth.
  • Ex-Analytica staff working for Donald Trump's 2020 re-election

    Ex-Analytica staff working for Donald Trump's 2020 re-election

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    Oczkowski acknowledged that three other employees at Data Propria are alums of Cambridge Analytica, but said that they were "not going down the psychometrics side of things". Cambridge Analytica may be gone, but its spirit will live on in the 2020 USA presidential election. The company said it did not use the information for Trump's 2016 campaign, but some former employees have disputed that.
  • Bipartisan Farm Bill Passed by Senate Ag Committee

    Bipartisan Farm Bill Passed by Senate Ag Committee

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    Thune may offer another version of the amendment on the Senate floor. Working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the task force would promote the rapid expansion of high-speed broadband, with the goal of achieving service to 95 percent of agricultural lands by 2025.
  • Jogger throws homeless man's clothes into Lake Merritt

    Jogger throws homeless man's clothes into Lake Merritt

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    He said he has been checking in on the homeless man "every day". "Sometimes I take him a bag of apples", Geldreich told the newspaper - a kind gesture that stood in stark contrast to what Markson experienced just days earlier from "Jogger Joe".
  • Trump says he will call North Korea’s Kim on Sunday

    Trump says he will call North Korea’s Kim on Sunday

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    But Mattis has provided a menu of military options to the commander-in-chief, and if Trump says "go", the US military will execute the President's decision. Trump was questioned about the historic summit as he left Singapore and interviewer Bret Baier put it to the President that Kim was "a killer" who was 'executing people' .
  • Read This Thread: Inside Trump's Detention Camp for Immigrant Children

    Read This Thread: Inside Trump's Detention Camp for Immigrant Children

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    Ellen Dumm took to Twitter to say Trump 'is setting up a tent city for children in TX - a refugee camp - and his administration thinks it's biblical to divide families. The shelter would not interfere with operations at the border crossing, Wolfe added. The 1,469 boys are given 40 square feet to split up to five beds, one more than what previously allocated, the journalist reported .
  • 'Upskirting' to become criminal offence in Britain

    'Upskirting' to become criminal offence in Britain

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    Bill was stopped when Christchurch MP Sir Christopher Chope objected to a second reading. A law which would have made it a criminal offence to take "upskirting" photos has been derailed after a single Conservative MP objected. The government says it is committed to making sure it becomes a criminal offence. A government spokesman, echoed this, saying: "Whilst we are disappointed this Bill did not pass second reading today, we look forward to supporting these measures through the House at ...
  • Angela Merkel precarious as Germany's refugee row intensifies

    Angela Merkel precarious as Germany's refugee row intensifies

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    As a compromise, the CDU proposes turning away at the border migrants who have already applied for asylum and been rejected. Under EU law, migrants must apply for asylum in the member country of the bloc where they first arrive. The CSU has said it is not prepared to wait for two weeks. In theory, that could lead to a situation where people are rejected and bounced from country-to-country in the European Union, and Merkel is loath to test European unity by piling more pressure on the ...
  • Sessions cites Bible to defend separating immigrant families

    Sessions cites Bible to defend separating immigrant families

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    Last month, the attorney general announced a " zero tolerance " policy that any adult who enters the country illegally is criminally prosecuted. "So far 1,358 children have reportedly been ripped from their families at the US border", Colbert continued.
  • Third Inter-Summit Broker Lasting Peace Denuclearization in The Korean Peninsula

    Third Inter-Summit Broker Lasting Peace Denuclearization in The Korean Peninsula

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    In the same year, South Korea also halted a separate tour programme to North Korea's western border city of Kaesong, said the report. A major clash involving the use of 1,000 nuclear warheads by the U.S. The United Nations (UN) is ready to play a verification role in the process to denuclearize the Korean peninsula upon the request of interested parties, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a press release on Monday.
  • Trump Says He Has 'Solved' North Korea Nuclear Threat

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    Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Trump also had kind words for Chinese President Xi Jinping in the interview, describing him as "an incredible guy" and noting that he is "essentially president for life".
  • Michael Cohen Set to Cooperate With Feds

    Michael Cohen Set to Cooperate With Feds

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    It's not hard to imagine why Michael Cohen and his legal team would be upset by Michael Avenatti's many public appearances discussing the lawsuit his client Stormy Daniels has brought against Cohen and President Donald Trump . "Malicious attacks on Mr. Cohen must be stopped in its tracks", argues Cohen's lawyer. But he is now reportedly breaking with his lawyers , fueling speculation that he is ready to cooperate with prosecutors and flip on Trump, though this is unconfirmed.
  • Trump says he won't sign GOP's compromise immigration bill

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    The Democrats forced that law upon our nation. That could spell trouble for GOP leaders in Congress as they seek to build support for the plan, which has been billed as a compromise to satisfy moderates and hardliners on issue that has split the party for decades.
  • Paul Manafort going to jail after bail revoked

    Paul Manafort going to jail after bail revoked

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    Mueller claims the former Trump campaign chairman of sending an encrypted message to a witness connected to his lobbying in Ukraine for pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych. Manafort has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Kilimnik, who prosecutors say is living in Russian Federation, did not appear in court. Jackson could immediately revoke his bail conditions and send Manafort to jail awaiting his trial scheduled for September in the Washington case.
  • 120 countries at United Nations condemn Israel over Gaza violence

    120 countries at United Nations condemn Israel over Gaza violence

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    Palestinians and their supporters said most protesters were unarmed civilians and Israel used excessive force against them. The fact is, Palestinian-backed resolutions don't stand a chance in the U.N.'s Security Council, where the United States is a permanent member and is not shy about using its veto power on any document that attempts to hold Israel accountable for anything.
  • Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike in Afghanistan near border

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    The U.S. military said in Washington on Thursday it had carried out a strike aimed at a senior militant figure in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar , which is on the Pakistani border, and one U.S. November 7, 2013: Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah is seen on television at a coffee shop in Islamabad. Further, Pentagon officials refused to comment on whether the strike was successful.
  • Murder of Australian comedian sparks outcry over violence against women

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    Kon Karapanagiotidis said: 'I can only imagine the rage and fear women feel to see women die doing everyday mundane things like walking home, like they do to, only to then be told it's their fault and that they need to be more careful'. "We are deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic news of the death of Eurydice Dixon ", the Highlander Bar said yesterday in a statement. She was a very talented comedian.
  • Tory rebellion back on after MPs reject May’s compromise

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    Using words like "bad faith" and "betrayal", pro-Remain Tory MPs have accused the Government of ripping up an agreement they had made with Theresa May earlier this week. "It is unacceptable", leading rebel Dominic Grieve told the BBC. "There is no attempt here to overturn the referendum or to micromanage the negotiations simply that the majority of MPs will not support a cliff-edge no-deal Brexit & will insist on a meaningful vote ", she tweeted.
  • Does President Trump owe Canada an apology?

    Does President Trump owe Canada an apology?

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    After the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, Trump recounted his recent tough exchanges with Trudeau - most specifically the USA president's Twitter tirade against Trudeau , whom he has called " dishonest " and " weak ".
  • Saudi Arabia sights Shawwal crescent, Eid declared to begin on Friday

    Saudi Arabia sights Shawwal crescent, Eid declared to begin on Friday

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    The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) in an earlier statement had informed the Ministry of Religious Affairs that there are slight chances of Shawwal moon sighting on June 14 (Thursday). Donations and gifts to charities are common on the day of Eid. The crescent moon was sighted in Kerala, after which Qazi of Mangaluru Twaka Ahmed Musliyar announced that the festival would be celebrated on Friday in the city.
  • USA politicians not yet toasting Trump-Kim summit

    USA politicians not yet toasting Trump-Kim summit

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    Trump was also accused of being overly flattering is his language toward Kim, who leads one of the most repressive governments in the world, after saying the North Korean leader was a " talented man " who "loves his country very much". "We need to be very clear this is not a negotiation", he said. Kim, for his part, said the leaders had "decided to leave the past behind" and promised: "The world will see a major change".
  • Roller coaster derails, drops 2 riders 30 feet; 6 injured

    Roller coaster derails, drops 2 riders 30 feet; 6 injured

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    A roller coaster vehicle came off its tracks Thursday night at Daytona Beach Boardwalk, throwing two people 34 feet to the ground. Two riders fell 34-feet to the ground, fire officials said. A total of ten riders had to be rescued . The extent of the riders' injuries is unknown. According to the Daytona Beach News Journal , the roller coaster is called the Sand Blaster and is 85ft high, with more than a half-mile of track.