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The decision was seen by many critics as a significant concession made by the president, and Trump has repeatedly defended it since by saying that they are expensive and a lot of money will be saved. "Also, quite provocative. Can start up immediately if talks break down, which I hope will not happen!" The South's defense ministry denied it made such a request, Yonhap said.
  • President Trump tells Pentagon to create

    President Trump tells Pentagon to create "Space Force"

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    The new branch would be " separate but equal " from the Air Force , which now oversees all space related activity in the armed services. President Donald Trump has been talking about creating a Space Force for a while now. Nelson - who led the opposition in last year's failed attempt to establish in the annual defense policy bill a separate space corps within the Air Force - made a similar statement during a Senate Armed Services hearing in March .
  • Blasts kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria

    Blasts kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria

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    The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) spoke on the rescue efforts following the attack. Wakil said 35 others were injured and were in the "process of referral to the ICRC clinic" in Biu. "My house was among some of the houses destroyed". He said six suicide bombers were responsible for the explosion. One of the insurgents, who said God was more than any individual, noted: "We are members of the jihad and our leader is Abu Mohammad..." "Most of the casualties were from the ...
  • Texas deputy arrested on allegation of child sexual assault

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    Nunez is accused of touching the child's genitals in such a way that "caused pain and at least some indication of minor injury ", Salazar said . Sheriff Salazar said the suspect is "not worthy to be part of this agency", adding that he took advantage of the mother's immigration status to threaten her to keep quiet about the assaults.
  • One killed, four injured in Malmo shooting: Swedish police

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    All five were taken to hospital after the shooting. Witnesses heard three loud bangs as the gunman opened fire, Sydsvenskan reports. Swedish news agency TT said the incident happened in Malmo just after 8pm and quoted the city's police department saying "there is no reason for the public to worry".
  • Three killed in London after being hit by train

    Three killed in London after being hit by train

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    Reports said spray paint cans were found near the bodies close to Brixton. Loughborough Junction train station, in London. An investigation has begun to identify the three people and the reason why they were on the tracks. Police officers search near to where three people were found dead on a section railway track in south London, Britain, June 18, 2018 . Three people have been killed after being struck by a train in south London.
  • Pope likens abortion to Nazi crimes but with

    Pope likens abortion to Nazi crimes but with "white gloves"

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    Ditching his prepared remarks to a meeting of an Italian family association, Francis spoke from the heart with off-the-cuff comments. According to a report submitted to CNN , Pope Francis has landed the Catholic Church in hot water for comments he made during a speech in Rome this afternoon.
  • Israel indicts former cabinet minister accused of spying for Iran

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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently accused Iran of seeking to build an atomic bomb despite a six-power accord quit by US President Donald Trump. Investigators found that Segev made contact with officials at the Iranian embassy in Nigeria in 2012 and that he visited Iran twice for meetings with his handlers, the Shin Bet said.
  • Kamala Harris Calls On DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen To Resign

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    And she said the children taken away from parents are doing fine. Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard C. Shelby of Alabama and Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia are scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump on Monday at the White House , a day before Capito's panel marks up its draft fiscal 2019 spending bill.
  • Trump will meet with House GOP Tuesday to discuss immigration

    Trump will meet with House GOP Tuesday to discuss immigration

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    Later, a White House official told CNN that Trump misunderstood the question and does back the measure, which would end Trump's policy of separating migrant children from their parents. Of the two, Trump has said, "I'm looking at both of them". This meeting is by far the most important development on immigration this week. "I hate it", Mr.
  • US, Canada: Countries Agree to Continue NAFTA Talks

    US, Canada: Countries Agree to Continue NAFTA Talks

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    The laborious pace of talks which has resulted in several missed deadlines for completion will continue, according to Canada's top negotiator, Chrystia Freeland. Despite the tensions, 85 percent of Canadians and 72 percent of Americans said they support being in NAFTA, and 44 percent of respondents in both countries said renegotiation of the deal would be a good thing for their country.
  • Roger Stone met with Russian without Donald Trump's knowledge, Rudy Giuliani says

    Roger Stone met with Russian without Donald Trump's knowledge, Rudy Giuliani says

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    The meeting was arranged by Michael Caputo , who worked for Trump's campaign at the time. "You don't understand Donald Trump", Stone said he told the man. They were ultimately unable to come to an agreement because Greenberg was demanding too much money, Stone said. This file photo taken on June 19, 2013 shows then FBI Director Robert Mueller arriving to testify before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on oversight during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
  • Border Patrol investigating after SUV seen striking man

    Border Patrol investigating after SUV seen striking man

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    Shot by the man on his phone, the video shows him approaching the SUV on a dirt road in Tohono O'odham Nation, roughly 60 miles southwest of Tucson, Arizona. On Friday, Remes said that he was doing fine but was a little sore. "I think he saw me on the landline and didn't think I was recording". United States Border Patrol says it does not tolerate misconduct and will fully cooperate with the investigation.
  • A Giant Python Swallowed An Indonesian Villager…Again

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    The village chief, known as Faris, claimed the woman went missing and that she was last seen working in her vegetable garden near the village, the Associated Press reported. An Indonesian woman who had gone missing was found inside a 23-foot-long python which apparently swallowed her. Tiba lay intact inside the snake, clothed just as she had when she went to check the corn.
  • Strike on east Syria killed 52 pro-regime fighters

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    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike on the town of Al-Hari was one of the deadliest on forces allied with the regime, but could not immediately identify who carried it out. Syrian troops and their allies have been conducting operations against Daesh, east of the Euphrates river while the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are on the offensive against IS on the east banks.
  • Trump orders establishment of 'space force' as 6th branch of military

    Trump orders establishment of 'space force' as 6th branch of military

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    Kennedy in 1961 and capping a decade-long space race between Washington and Moscow. "The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility". "That's a big statement", Trump said in an announcement from Cape Canaveral, Florida. "In general, I would expect Commerce to need more resources to carry out its new responsibilities", he added.
  • Trump ignites trade war with China, triggering swift retaliation

    Trump ignites trade war with China, triggering swift retaliation

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    The move will escalate the trade dispute between the world's two largest economies and deepen the trade war between the USA and a host of others, including the European Union. If the United States hits China with tariffs , China will immediately retaliate with tariffs , said a Chinese official. "China does not want to fight a trade war", the Commerce Ministry said.
  • Sessions cites Bible to defend immigration policies

    Sessions cites Bible to defend immigration policies

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    About 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the border over a six-week period of crackdowns on illegal entry into the United States, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the decision "abhorrent and antithetical to everything we stand for as a country", and advocates say the decision could endanger people with legitimate claims for asylum.
  • Foster: Southgate has impressed as England boss

    Foster: Southgate has impressed as England boss

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    Southgate was promoted from the under-21 set-up to guide England through qualifying when Sam Allardyce's short reign was ended after just one game in charge. "It was a huge shock for all of us, especially when Wayne announced that he was retiring". "His first camp, he didn't employ certain people", said Rose.
  • Trump Slams Russia Probe Ahead Of Report Release

    Trump Slams Russia Probe Ahead Of Report Release

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    A document listing preliminary conclusions was obtained by The Associated Press ahead of a separate report from the Justice Department's internal watchdog. Perhaps the most damaging part of the report is the finding that several FBI employees who played critical roles in the investigation sent political messages, raising questions about their objectivity.
  • Osaka area hit by powerful quake sits above active faults

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    Although its magnitude was relatively small, the quake is believed to have led to high-intensity tremors because of the shallow epicentre. Two elderly men and one 9-year-old girl died after being hit by collapsing walls and furniture, according to the Japan Times .
  • DHS: 1,995 Children Separated from Families Under 'Zero Tolerance' Policy

    DHS: 1,995 Children Separated from Families Under 'Zero Tolerance' Policy

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    A 2008 anti-trafficking statute - signed into law by a Republican president, George W. Bush - also requires that certain unaccompanied alien minors be transferred out of immigration detention in 72 hours. DHS even published guidelines on its website last week clarifying how such separations take place. Sessions has repeatedly touted the policy and it's necessity in appearance around the country and in interviews .
  • Melania Trump: US should 'govern with heart' on immigration

    Melania Trump: US should 'govern with heart' on immigration

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    Melania Trump urged "both sides of the aisle" on Sunday to come together to stop federal authorities from separating children from their parents when apprehended at the border, a rare public intervention in an issue that has generated enormous criticism of her husband.
  • Trump Aide Miller Behind Child Separation Policy

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    Conway told NBC's Meet the Press that "nobody likes" splitting up families and Giuliani told CBS' Face the Nation that the he and the president do not "like to see children taken away from their parents". But despite his calls for lawmakers to work together on immigration, Trump seemed to pour cold water on current attempts to draw up a centrist immigration bill.
  • 3 confirmed dead, dozens injured in western Japan earthquake

    3 confirmed dead, dozens injured in western Japan earthquake

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    The quake struck in one of Japan's main manufacturing heartlands, home to companies including Panasonic, Nintendo and Keyence Corp. Areas like Hyogo, Kyoto, Shiga, Nara are also affected. The quake knocked over walls, scattered goods on the floor of shops and set off scattered fires around Osaka. The quake, which had a 6.1 magnitude, hit at 7:58 a.m.
  • Elderly man, 9-year-old girl killed as strong quake hits Japan

    Elderly man, 9-year-old girl killed as strong quake hits Japan

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    Electric boards of train guide tilt greatly due to an quake registering a weak 6 on the Japanese seismic scale at Ibaraki-shi Station in Ibaraki City, the north side of Osaka Prefecture on June 18, 2018. The epicentre of the natural disaster was just north of Osaka city, said the Japan Meteorological Agency, which originally put the magnitude at 5.9 but later raised it to 6.1.
  • Dead, 12 Immigrants Ejected After Car Chase with Texas Border Patrol

    Dead, 12 Immigrants Ejected After Car Chase with Texas Border Patrol

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    Boyd said 14 people were in the SUV and 12 of the occupants were suspected of being in the country illegally, CBS affiliate KENS-TV reports . The fatal crash occurred around noon local time near Big Wells, which is about 100 miles southwest of San Antonio, Dimmet County Sheriff Marion Boyd told reporters at the scene.
  • Trump Lawyer's Advice to President: Don't Pardon Russia Probe Figures

    Trump Lawyer's Advice to President: Don't Pardon Russia Probe Figures

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    Tapper asked Giuliani to clarify whether he was in fact calling for a special counsel to investigate the special counsel - eliciting laughter from the Republican New Yorker. "We are in rather sensitive negotiations with them", Giuliani said on CBS. Mueller, the former FBI director enlisted by the Justice Department to be special counsel in May 2017, has overseen the wide-ranging investigation that to date has brought charges against 20 individuals.
  • At Least 4 Feared Dead in Texas Border Crash

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    The SUV was carrying 14 people ― 12 of whom were ejected upon impact. Officials said the SUV driver has been arrested by Homeland Security agents. Boyd said the Suburban was being chased by a Dimmit County deputy. The sheriff said he didn't know where the immigrants were from. Six people were taken to a San Antonio hospital, and four others went to a local hospital in Dimmit County.
  • Germany coach rues 'very bad' first half in Mexico loss

    Germany coach rues 'very bad' first half in Mexico loss

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    Hirving Lozano scored the only goal after 35 minutes in Moscow as Germany lost their opening game at a World Cup for the first time in 36 years. Germany have never failed to advance beyond the group stage at a World Cup, but Loew's side must regroup quickly ahead of their next game against Sweden on June 23 in Sochi.
  • Was the U.S.-North Korea summit a success?

    Was the U.S.-North Korea summit a success?

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    And as to the military drills, Trump said he had wanted to halt them long before he traveled to Singapore to meet Kim. War or peace? Do you want the president to bomb North Korea or are you willing to let him seek a peaceful solution? One of the costs of the Trump Era is that all opinions become suspect because, even more than usual, everything is seen through the prism of whether you are for or against the president.
  • Trump tweets G7 pictures to show he gets along with others

    Trump tweets G7 pictures to show he gets along with others

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel , Japanese PM Shinzo Abe , French President Emmanuel Macron , US National Security Adviser John Bolton and President of the United States Donald Trump . Trump, of course, neglects to mention that he first agreed to, and then withdrew his signature from, the joint communique that the group of world leaders signed at the end of the summit.
  • U.S. housing migrant children in tents at Mexico border

    U.S. housing migrant children in tents at Mexico border

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    Even evangelical supporters like Franklin Graham said its policy was "disgraceful". But he also repeated the falsehood that Democrats, now in the minority in Congress, are responsible for a law that mandates family separations. "No matter what you did, somebody was going to be very angry at you". Almost 2,000 immigrant children were separated from parents during six weeks in April and May, according to the Justice Department.
  • Trump approves disaster aid for Hawaii's volcano-stricken Big Island

    Trump approves disaster aid for Hawaii's volcano-stricken Big Island

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    Volcanic smog, or vog, carried aloft by the winds has hampered air quality for parts of the island and been detected as far away as the western Pacific island of Guam. Lava from the volcano has destroyed 467 homes. "A lot of, 'What now?'" Big Island Mayor Harry Kim said at a news conference earlier this week. The aid will provide residents with shelter, unemployment, trauma, and legal assistance.
  • Afghan High Peace Council Calls On Taliban to Extend Ceasefire

    Afghan High Peace Council Calls On Taliban to Extend Ceasefire

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    The Taliban roam huge swaths of the country and, with foreign troop levels of about 15,600, down from 140,000 in 2014, there appears little hope of outright government victory. "The Afghan people deserve a lasting peace", according to the statement. The government's ceasefire , which was due to end Tuesday, did not include Daesh.
  • President Trump Says IG Report ‘Totally Destroys’ Former FBI Director James Comey

    President Trump Says IG Report ‘Totally Destroys’ Former FBI Director James Comey

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    I did a great service to the people in firing him. "Good instincts", Trump wrote of himself Friday morning. Trump tweeted on Friday. DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz noted in his final report that his investigators asked FBI agents assigned to the Clinton case - known as "MidYear" - why they did not seize the devices given they may have been used to store classified emails.