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He added he would identify an extra $200 billion of goods - for a possible total of $450 billion, or most Chinese imports - "if China increases its tariffs yet again". President Trump escalated his war of words with the Chinese government this week, threatening to impose one of America's largest trading partners with $200 billion in new tariffs should they continue to put the U.S.
  • U.S. and S Korea call off August joint military exercises

    U.S. and S Korea call off August joint military exercises

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    In honor of Trump's historic moment, I've compiled cartoons that trace the president's made-for-TV saga with the North Korean leader, one of the world's most brutally repressive autocrats, who Trump had once called "Rocket Man" and is now a man he says he trusts and respects.
  • Taliban Roaming Afghan Cities Freely During Eid Festivities

    Taliban Roaming Afghan Cities Freely During Eid Festivities

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    Ghani said in his televised speech that he was ready to discuss the removal of foreign forces, which were excluded from the Taliban's ceasefire and remain a key stumbling block to peace in the eyes of many fighters. He said there had been an "exchange of views" between the government and the Taliban over the past week, without elaborating. Waving their white flag, a number of Taliban militants though unarmed entered the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday after being allowed by government ...
  • Murder of Eurydice Dixon sparks safety debate

    Murder of Eurydice Dixon sparks safety debate

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    As she approached her home she had reportedly messaged her boyfriend: "I'm nearly home safe". Her partner of four-months later revealed her final text message to him that night saying, "I'm nearly home safe, HBU." . She left the venue around 10:30 p.m. Friends and family paid tribute to the much-loved young woman on the fundraising page, sending their condolences to her father and brother.
  • Melania at odds with Donald Trump's border policy

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    Over the weekend, millions of people shared the gone-viral photo taken by photographer John Moore, of a two-year-old girl crying and screaming while a USA border agent detained her mother. The children are initially held in warehouses, tents or big box stores that have been converted into Border Patrol detention facilities. "There's no law requiring the separation of families".
  • Former Israeli government minister charged with spying for Iran

    Former Israeli government minister charged with spying for Iran

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    The Shin Bet domestic security agency said former energy minister Gonen Segev was charged on Friday with "offences of passing information to the enemy in time of war and espionage against the state of Israel". The ex-minister met with his handlers twice in Iran and later in other countries, and they gave him a system for encrypting messages, the agency said.
  • Facing outcry over family separations, DHS chief says ‘we will not apologize’

    Facing outcry over family separations, DHS chief says ‘we will not apologize’

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    Jeff Merkley of OR and Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and others at five facilities in Southern Texas, including two facilities separately holding adults and their children. Many others in Washington and around the country said the Trump White House is going too far. And she said that if DHS didn't do its job and enforce the law, it would mark "the beginning of the unraveling of the democracy when the body who makes the laws instead of changing them tells the enforcement body not to ...
  • Giuliani: Trump not issuing Russia investigation pardons during probe

    Giuliani: Trump not issuing Russia investigation pardons during probe

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    While polls have shown a majority of Americans believe Trump should cooperate with the investigation, recent polling suggests an increasing number of people have begun to view the investigation as politically motivated. He has also been critical of Rosenstein and Sessions for their roles in the appointment of a special counsel. And "there is a lot of unfairness out there", Giuliani said, echoing Trump's oft-repeated assertion - which he made yet again on Twitter earlier Sunday - that the ...
  • House GOPers Will Confront Trump About Separating Families At The Border

    House GOPers Will Confront Trump About Separating Families At The Border

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    Trump was asked on " Fox and Friends " about the bills on Friday morning. Write a bill that says this family separation ends immediately, give it to the president to sign, and worry about the rest of immigration reform later. "I hate the children being taken away", he said, "The Democrats have to change their law". In April, Sessions announced that the Justice Department would prosecute anyone attempting to cross the border illegally, a "zero tolerance" policy that has resulted in the ...
  • Top Homeland Security Republican Demands End To Family Separations

    Top Homeland Security Republican Demands End To Family Separations

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    In an opinion piece in the Washington Post , former first lady Laura Bush , wife of the previous Republican president, George W. Bush, said she lives in a border state and appreciates the need to enforce and protect the USA borders. The DHS official also rejected as "not true" various reports of wrongdoing, including the turning away of some asylum-seekers. Over the weekend, Lee and Jeffries were among a group of Democratic legislators who marched to immigrant processing and detention ...
  • Melania Trump says she 'hates to see' migrant children separated

    Melania Trump says she 'hates to see' migrant children separated

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    On Sunday, First Lady Melania Trump put out a mealy mouthed statement that echoed her husband, calling for congressional action where none is necessary. USA protocol prohibits detaining children with their parents because the children are not charged with a crime, while the parents are. Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S.
  • Three dead, plants and trains halted as quake rattles Osaka

    Three dead, plants and trains halted as quake rattles Osaka

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    Japanese media including public broadcaster NHK said collapsing walls had killed an 80-year-old man and a 9-year-old girl, and that another man in his 80s was killed after being crushed by a toppling bookcase. Japanese disaster authorities say two people have been found without vital signs and 41 others injured by an quake in western Japan. Local police also told AFP that they had not received reports of substantial damage, and the Nuclear Regulation Authority said it had detected no ...
  • Comedian raped and murdered after sending text:

    Comedian raped and murdered after sending text: "I'm nearly home safe, HBU"

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    Victoria Police's response to Dixon's murder has since drawn criticism as they advised people to " be aware of their own personal security and just be mindful of their surroundings ." . She said: 'When I was a 22 year old comedian, I constantly walked home alone from gigs in the middle of the night because I couldn't afford tram fare, let alone taxis.
  • German govt stands but no resolution in fight over migration

    German govt stands but no resolution in fight over migration

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    His region found itself on the front line of the refugee crisis in 2015, when Merkel opened the borders to hundreds of thousands of migrants who poured into Bavaria. Merkel argues that Germany must not take the sudden and unilateral step of rejecting asylum seekers at the border, which would add to the burden faced by frontline countries like Italy and Greece .
  • One suspect dead, twenty injured in Trenton shooting

    One suspect dead, twenty injured in Trenton shooting

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    Seventeen people were injured by gunshots. The youngest victim, a 13-year-old boy, is in "extremely critical condition", he said. A suspected gunman is dead and at least 20 people are injured after a shootout at an all-night art and music festival.
  • 5 killed in SUV crash during chase in Texas

    5 killed in SUV crash during chase in Texas

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    A fifth person died at a San Antonio hospital. The incident started after a Border Patrol agent in Carrizo Springs suspected smuggling when he saw a trio of vehicles pass him on a rural highway, US Customs and Border Protection said. Over a six-week period ending in May, about 2,000 children had been separated from their families, administration officials said Friday. Most of the occupants were believed to be living in the country without legal permission.