Taliban Refuses To Extend Afghanistan Ceasefire, Kills 18 In Attack

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack . On Saturday, 26 people were killed in another blast at a meeting of Taliban and Afghan security forces. The truce does not include what the United States calls counterterrorism efforts aga... More..

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Afghan President announces ceasefire extension with Taliban
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Afghan President announces ceasefire extension with Taliban

The bomber targeted a gathering of fighters who were celebrating a three-day truce coinciding with the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Video and pictures on news websites showed cheerful soldiers and Taliban hugging one...More..

Man fatally crushed by his own mother's coffin at Indonesian funeral
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Man fatally crushed by his own mother's coffin at Indonesian funeral

The man was one of dozens of male relatives who were carrying the coffin up to a lakkean which is a traditional wooden stilt house where bodies are stored during the funeral ceremony. However, the ladder came a...More..

North Korea's Kim visit Beijing; South Korea, U.S. halt military drill
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

North Korea's Kim visit Beijing; South Korea, U.S. halt military drill

Russia and South Korea agreed in 2008 to lay gas pipelines through the North to bring Russian natural gas to the South. In 1954, the U.S. -led U.N. Command started the Focus Lens exercise. The US-South Korean...More..

Two Japan airlines rename Taiwan as China Taiwan on Chinese websites
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Two Japan airlines rename Taiwan as China Taiwan on Chinese websites

The Associated Press reported last month that it found 20 carriers, including Air Canada, British Airways and Lufthansa, that now refer to Taiwan as a part of China on their global websites. An All Nippon Airwa...More..

by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Trump defiant as outrage over family separations grows

President Donald Trump on Tuesday repeated his false claim that Democrats are exclusively responsible for his decision to separate migrant children from their parents when they attempt to illegally enter th...More..

Sessions says comparing separated children's quarters to Nazi Germany is an
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sessions says comparing separated children's quarters to Nazi Germany is an "exaggeration"

Sen. Almost 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Sessions announced the new "zero-tolerance" policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for cr...More..

Philippines strikes down order expelling Australian nun who joined protest
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Philippines strikes down order expelling Australian nun who joined protest

Justice Department Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday determined the cancellation of her missionary visa was without legal basis. In the petition for review filed on May 25 by her legal counsels from the Na...More..

Syria migrant admits anti-Semitic attack in Berlin
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Syria migrant admits anti-Semitic attack in Berlin

The defendant, a 19-year-old Palestinian from Syria, is charged with unsafe assault and hate speech in the trial that was to hear eight witnesses and could reach a verdict the same day. Party member Bjoern Hoec...More..

Taliban kill 30 soldiers in first major attack since ceasefire, governor says
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Taliban kill 30 soldiers in first major attack since ceasefire, governor says

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks in a WhatsApp message to journalists. The government said it would continue to observe a unilateral ceasefire. Some have criticised his ceasefire, which allo...More..

Minor explosion reported at London Tube station
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Minor explosion reported at London Tube station

The Metropolitan Police said officers remained on the scene and were investigating. They said there was no immediate indication that the incident was linked to terrorism. "They are investigating. Please avoid...More..

George Takei Says Migrant Family Separation ‘Worse’ Than Japanese Internment Camps
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

George Takei Says Migrant Family Separation ‘Worse’ Than Japanese Internment Camps

Takei said that despite his internment, sticking together with his family allowed him to keep a semblance of normalcy and kept the "scars of our unjust imprisonment from deepening on my soul". "[.] unless we ...More..

by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Trump defends separating families at USA border, ‘politically correct or not’

He did not elaborate. The policy was announced April 6 and went into effect in May. "Thousands of children are being forcibly removed from their parents by our government. And now, Republicans are increasin...More..

At Least 5 Dead After SUV Carrying Illegal Immigrants Crashes - Timothy Meads
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

At Least 5 Dead After SUV Carrying Illegal Immigrants Crashes - Timothy Meads

Most occupants were ejected from the auto as it flipped on the highway, with 4 being found dead on the scene. Begnaud pointed out that there were people in the facility wrapped in foil blankets. citizens and ar...More..

Members of Sessions' church accuse him of child abuse for border policies
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Members of Sessions' church accuse him of child abuse for border policies

The Rev. Valerie Nagel Vogt, associate pastor of Travis Park United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas, sent a letter on June 15 hoping to spark a discussion between Sessions and his pastor. "While other in...More..

Former leftist guerrilla fighter, young conservative vie to lead Colombia
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Former leftist guerrilla fighter, young conservative vie to lead Colombia

And though he failed to catch Duque, his more than 8 million votes marked the biggest ballot box success for a leftist presidential contender in a country where leftist politicos were stigmatized over fears of ...More..

UN Refugee Agency: Record 68.5 Million Displaced in 2017, 3M Refugees Created
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

UN Refugee Agency: Record 68.5 Million Displaced in 2017, 3M Refugees Created

The objective of the pact is to promote a more comprehensive global effort in protecting those who flee their homes and in supporting the refugee-hosting countries. The vast majority of them are descendants of ...More..

Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome being separated from family: 'Whuh, whuh'
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome being separated from family: 'Whuh, whuh'

Her father is a USA citizen. Lewandowski then interrupted him with a "Womp womp". "Did you just say "womp womp" to a 10-year-old with Down Syndrome being taken from her mother?" The two continued to yell ov...More..

by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Aquarius migrant rescue ship arrives in Spain

Pascal Brice, director general of France's refugee protection office Ofpra, told AFP that a team from his office will visit Valencia soon. The Aquarius rescued them from the Mediterranean Sea off Libya's ...More..

PDP officially end alliance in Jammu and Kashmir
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

PDP officially end alliance in Jammu and Kashmir

People had expressed satisfaction after many years. "All the BJP ministers have been called to New Delhi for a meeting", a senior Jammu and Kashmir BJP leader told PTI. Abdullah has "assured" the Govern...More..

Blatter to defy FIFA ban to attend World Cup, meet Putin
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Blatter to defy FIFA ban to attend World Cup, meet Putin

The two men developed a close relationship after FIFA's disputed decision in 2010 to award this year's tournament to Russian Federation instead of England. More than 3,500 of the more than 10,000 counterfeit ...More..

Canada legalises recreational cannabis use
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Canada legalises recreational cannabis use

The exact timeline for the law depends on when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decides to put it into effect and how much time he allots for the territories and provinces to roll out retail sales. Advocates arg...More..

China responds to the United States with new tariffs on agricultural products
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

China responds to the United States with new tariffs on agricultural products

The Post reported that the president said the USA would "pursue additional tariffs", raising the specter of a tit-for-tat trade war that business leaders and many congressional Republicans fear. Much of t...More..

The voices of children separated at the border
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The voices of children separated at the border

Attorneys at the hearings said the immigrants had brought several dozen boys and girls with them to the USA, and the judge replied that he didn't know what would happen to their children. "Because obviously we'...More..

China Warns US of 'Countermeasures' Against Possible New Tariffs
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

China Warns US of 'Countermeasures' Against Possible New Tariffs

We'll see whether or not we can make a reasonable NAFTA deal. The Shanghai Composite Index was down 3.7 percent at midday while Tokyo's benchmark was off 1.7 percent. He said China's recent claims of "openness ...More..

Jeff Sessions Says Immigration Laws & Border Wall Will End Family Separation
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Jeff Sessions Says Immigration Laws & Border Wall Will End Family Separation

Healey and the other attorneys general, in their letter to Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen , argued the policy is not only inhumane but violates the Constitution and worldwide, stat...More..

by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Iowa farmers face hefty losses from U.S.-China trade war

Europe's equity benchmarks sank 1 to 1.5 per cent and Wall Street futures were pointing to similar declines. . The U.S. imported $505 billion of goods from China past year. Last week, Mr Trump confirmed that...More..

US will leave UN human rights council
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

US will leave UN human rights council

By elevating and protecting human rights violators and engaging in smear campaigns against democratic nations, the UNHRC makes a mockery of itself, its members, and the mission it was founded on. The ambassad...More..

Long wait for Dreamworld tragedy answers nears end
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Long wait for Dreamworld tragedy answers nears end

The inquest into the Dreamworld ride tragedy continues into its second day today. Barrister Steven Whybrow, representing Ms Goodchild and Mr Dorsett, said the ride operator at the unloading dock hadn't been a...More..

Teen shooting victim presumed dead, covered with sheet, was still breathing
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Teen shooting victim presumed dead, covered with sheet, was still breathing

Monday on the 1300 block of South Loomis Street in the city's University Village neighborhood. Paramedics initially presumed he had died and covered him with a sheet , then moved on to treat another shooting v...More..