• Frustrated Ireland calls for Brexit talks to intensify

    Frustrated Ireland calls for Brexit talks to intensify

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    The government later published its proposal for a backstop plan to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, with an ambition for it to end by the time of the next general election. "I would like to recall that the withdrawal agreement must contain a fully operational backstop solution for Ireland and Northern Ireland". But the shape of that fall-back remains a sticking point, with the European Union rejecting a United Kingdom contention that it should only be temporary, even if a ...
  • Trump addresses illegal immigration, crime

    Trump addresses illegal immigration, crime

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    Dems are just playing games. "We must maintain a Strong Southern Border", he said. From October through March, 466 unaccompanied minors in NY were detained by ICE agents - an increase of more than 500 percent. Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said Trump was "expressing his frustration" at a lack of Democratic involvement on the issue and that efforts will continue to find enough votes to pass a bill.
  • Brexit: May lives to in-fight another day

    Brexit: May lives to in-fight another day

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    The meaningful vote would allow parliament to take charge of the negotiating strategy if they vote against the Government's Brexit deal in autumn. But the government tried to ease Grieve's and others' concerns in a statement that said it was up to the parliamentary speaker to grant lawmakers greater influence over the future action of ministers if there was no deal.
  • Uber driver was streaming Hulu just before fatal self-driving auto crash

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    Ms Vasquez looked up from her phone screen about 0.5 seconds before the crash , said the report, but had been concentrating on her phone for about 5.3 seconds previously. The report found that Vasquez "was distracted and looking down" for close to seven of the almost 22 minutes prior to the collision. It prompted suspicions that the safety driver was otherwise occupied, and that led police to obtain records from Hulu, Reuters reports.
  • Trump signing directive to clean up space junk

    Trump signing directive to clean up space junk

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    Members of Congress and United States military officials joined Kelly in his criticism of Trump's plans to create a new space agency. 'The Air Force does this already. "We do not want this to be "Lucy and the football" again". According to its website , the AFSPC was founded in 1982, and its mission is "to provide resilient and affordable space and cyberspace capabilities for the Joint Force and the Nation".
  • Police arrest suspect in XXXTentacion killing

    Police arrest suspect in XXXTentacion killing

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    Williams last appeared in court in April and was given probation. Earlier reports had connected XXXTentacion rivals Soldier Kidd and Soldier Jojo to the fatal shooting . Dedrick Williams was arrested Wednesday for shooting Onfroy in broad daylight - in what authorities believe was a botched armed robbery . He reportedly once talked about choking and beating a cellmate he suspected was gay while they both were housed in a juvenile detention center.
  • Trump's executive order leaves thousands of immigrant kids in limbo

    Trump's executive order leaves thousands of immigrant kids in limbo

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    While the change may end a policy that drew a rebuke from Pope Francis and everyone else from human rights advocates to business leaders, it may also mean immigrant children remain in custody indefinitely. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., said the president "mentioned that his daughter Ivanka encouraged him to end this. Speak out", Biden wrote. Trump, who remained on the sidelines for much of the debate, nearly upended the process late last week by saying he would not back the compromise bill .
  • Where do kids split from parents go?

    Where do kids split from parents go?

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    When Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to end forced separations on his own, they shrugged. Children are being held in fenced enclosures that many witnesses are describing as cages. "What we have done today is we are keeping families together", Trump said as he signed the executive order . Governments from Central America and Mexico welcomed Trump's decision on Wednesday, but said they would remain vigilant to ensure the rights of their citizens were respected.
  • Redistricting Advocates Protest US Supreme Court Decision

    Redistricting Advocates Protest US Supreme Court Decision

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    But if citizen-activists can challenge only their individual districts, the parties will have to join the fray - and the next time partisan gerrymandering comes before the Supreme Court, the justices may very well be in the position of choosing one side over another.
  • Migrant children: Republicans scramble as United States border crisis grows

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    But, at least for the next few weeks, it would keep families together while they are in custody, expedite their cases and ask the Defense Department to help house them. On Wednesday UK Prime Minister Theresa May told Britain's Parliament: "The pictures of children being held in what appear to be cages are deeply disturbing".
  • Saudi-led coalition seizes Yemen's Hodeidah airport -spokesman

    Saudi-led coalition seizes Yemen's Hodeidah airport -spokesman

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    The worldwide community has expressed grave concern over the offensive , which was launched last Wednesday after the UAE secured the support of Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, allegedly against his will. During the past few days, warplanes belonging to the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition have hit the vital airport with dozens of airstrikes, as Saudi-supported militia loyal to Yemen's former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi attempt to gain ground toward the compound.
  • Trump makes misleading statement on North Korea nuclear agreement

    Trump makes misleading statement on North Korea nuclear agreement

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    Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a historic summit last week in Singapore , and said in a news conference afterwards that Kim had agreed to return the remains of USA soldiers. However, she said there should be a true focus on dismantling the North Korean nuclear program during the Trump administration in order to ensure it occurs.
  • Trump changes course, stops family separation at the border

    Trump changes course, stops family separation at the border

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    But they are running up against Mr Trump's shifting views on specifics and his determination, according to advisers, not to look soft on immigration or his signature border wall. Ahead of the votes, Ryan conceded that the goal of bringing the likely doomed measures up for a vote was to prevent moderates from gathering more signatures on a measure known as a discharge petition , which would force votes on their own set of immigration bills.
  • USA and South Korea will suspend August military drills, Seoul says

    USA and South Korea will suspend August military drills, Seoul says

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    Defense Secretary James Mattis in a telephone conversation Thursday evening. Joint exercises with Japan and other countries in the Pacific will continue. In the past US officials refused to suspend the joint drills, that they defended as defensive in nature and legal under global law, for a pledge from North Korea to freeze its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities that are prohibited by United Nations resolutions.
  • Suspect arrested for murder of XXXTentacion

    Suspect arrested for murder of XXXTentacion

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    Following XXXTentacion's death , an old video has been circulated of the rapper saying that he was still alive and that his apparent "death" was part of a music video. Sheriff's deputies said Onfroy was ambushed by at least two people. - Williams has ties to the rap scene in Broward County . I just wanted to stay.