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Senate Republicans Meet Lavrov in Moscow Ahead of Trump-Putin Summit

Senate Republicans Meet Lavrov in Moscow Ahead of Trump-Putin Summit

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov , left, listens to U.S. Sen. When asked by reporters Saturday whether he would consider recognizing Russia's annexation of Crimea, Trump said that "we'll have to see". Left unsaid was that the move would also likely require removing top Russian lawmakers from a U.S.travel "blacklist" imposed past year. "I think the resumption of the inter-parliamentary dialogue is very timely in the run-up to the Helsinki meeting between the two presidents due in two ... Read More

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North Korea’s missile program was expanding as Trump met with Kim

The White House has characterized ongoing meetings as positive but not commented on recent news reports of USA intelligence assessments saying North Korea has been expanding its weapons capabilities. Officials from North Korea and the U.S. Bolton's remarks on CBS's "Face the Nation" appeared to be the first time the Trump administration had publicly suggested a timeline for North Korea to fulfill the commitment Kim made at the summit with Trump for the "complete denuclearization" of the ... Read More

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Thousands march in NYC to protest immigration policies

On Thursday, more than 1,000 female activists marched through Washington Thursday to protest the separation of children from their immigration parents at the US-Mexico border. Her jacket had "I really don't care". This week, a federal judge in San Diego ordered the government to quickly reunite migrant children with their families, though it's not yet clear how officials will meet the court's deadlines for doing so. Read More

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Melania Trump to Border Agents: ‘I Am Here to Support You’

Melania Trump to Border Agents: ‘I Am Here to Support You’

Doug Ducey. The speech came at the height of the controversy over the policy to take immigrant children from parents who cross the USA border. She got the chance to see the conditions of detained children at the border. Jeff Sessions was already under fire for his policy separating immigrant children from their parents when he was filmed joking about the children's plight at a speech to a conservative foundation this week, igniting widespread protest. Read More

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European Union mini-summit tackles migration crisis political flare-up

European Union mini-summit tackles migration crisis political flare-up

Hundreds of people fleeing conflict and persecution at home are caught in the midst of a worsening row over how to deal with the influx against a backdrop of mass drownings in the Mediterranean in recent years. Macron's comments drew a furious reaction from Italy's new populist government. " France's generosity can not be called into question by anybody and it is not for Mr. Read More

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders booted from Virginia eatery

Sarah Huckabee Sanders booted from Virginia eatery

The Gloucester County eatery was getting bombarded with comments on social media after White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted she was kicked out of a restaurant with the same name. Reportedly, TMZ claims Sanders was there with seven of her family members, who were also asked to leave. Wilkinson further stated that Sanders worked for an "inhumane and unethical" administration and that she had publicly defended President Trump's policies that were unpopular. Read More

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Trump To Sign Executive Order To End Family Separation At Border

Trump To Sign Executive Order To End Family Separation At Border

Trump has been encouraging the president to do all he can to keep families together". When Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to end forced separations on his own, they shrugged. On Wednesday afternoon, congressional Democrats gathered on the Capitol steps to protest the practice of child separation. Stories of children being taken from their parents and images of teenagers in cage-like detention facilities have exploded into a full-blown political crisis for Mr. Read More

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North and South Korea Are Preparing to Reunite Families Divided by War

North and South Korea Are Preparing to Reunite Families Divided by War

They're destroying their engine site. In late May, before the June 12 Trump-Kim summit in Singapore, Pyongyang said it had fully demolished its only known nuclear test site. In the Cabinet meeting, Trump acknowledged that "things can change". "They could quickly come back should we see the dialogue momentum losing speed or North Korea not living up to its denuclearization commitment", she said. Read More

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Trump's Executive Order Misspells (and Ends) Family Separation Policy

Trump's Executive Order Misspells (and Ends) Family Separation Policy

Meanwhile, the document Trump signed won't reunite the more than 2,300 children now separated from their parents, whose plight Trump admitted privately this week was deeply damaging to him politically. The executive order instructs the attorney general to seek federal court permission to modify the consent decree. They also said families facing lengthy detention under the new executive order will be able to sue the Trump administration outside of the Flores framework. Read More

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Summer solstice celebrations begin at Stonehenge on longest day of the year

Summer solstice celebrations begin at Stonehenge on longest day of the year

Down in the southern hemisphere, it's the exact opposite: June 21 is the shortest day and longest night of the year. The summer solstice , for the northern hemisphere, is when the sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky. The site holds special significance for members of the Druid and Pagan community, who perform rituals and celebrations at the summer and winter solstices . Read More

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Russia criticizes US pullout from UN Human Rights Council

Russia criticizes US pullout from UN Human Rights Council

Domestically, some critics of President Donald Trump are citing the move as proof his administration does not believe in human rights and rule of law. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has criticized the human rights council over its handling of issues related to Israel and the Palestinian territories, which he said were "damaging to the cause of peace". Read More

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Homeland Security chief denies policy separates families at border

Homeland Security chief denies policy separates families at border

Dianne Feinstein's legislation to bar family separation. President Donald Trump has been placing blame on his administration's policy on Democrats . On Monday, speaking to the nation's sheriffs at a gathering in New Orleans, again defended the zero tolerance policy. "I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the objective of order", he said Thursday. Read More

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More than 900 rescued refugees arrive in Sicily

More than 900 rescued refugees arrive in Sicily

But the tensions appeared to have ebbed after a telephone call Wednesday night between Macron and Conte. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian spoke with his Spanish counterpart Josep Borrell over the phone about the current European migrant crisis, and both sides urged "a broad discussion" of the hard issue at the European Union summit on June 28-29, the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Read More

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Donald Trump Compliments Kim Jong Un In Fox Interview

Donald Trump Compliments Kim Jong Un In Fox Interview

US President Donald Trump claimed Friday following his summit with Kim Jong Un that he has "largely solved" the North Korean nuclear problem. I can now say, "Well, we have a problem". I want to thank Chairman Kim for taking the first bold step toward a bright new future for his people. The June 12 summit paved the way for starting a peace process on the peninsula, with the USA pledging a security guarantee in exchange for North Korea's denuclearization. Read More

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Migrants remain at sea as Italy-Malta standoff intensifies

Migrants remain at sea as Italy-Malta standoff intensifies

Spanish socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez offered to allow the Aquarius to dock in Valencia, insisting it was an "obligation" to do so. "To politely raise one's voice pays off", Salvini told a news conference in Milan. After urging a quick resolution of the impasse earlier in the day, the United Nations refugee agency, through spokesman Charlie Yaxley, said Sanchez's offer "is a welcome development and a great display of solidarity from Spain with refugees". Read More

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Officials warn of falling ash after explosion at Kilauea summit

Officials warn of falling ash after explosion at Kilauea summit

A river of molten rock is flowing toward community that was wiped out last week. "This is the hottest lava we've seen during this eruption", Wendy Stovall, a scientist with USGS told CNN affiliate Hawaii News Now. A spokesperson for Hawaii County Civil Defence said: "What used to be the bay is now all lava bed, new land, nearly a mile out into the ocean". Gas emissions from the fissure eruption and at the ocean entry continue to be very high. Read More

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