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Federation Internationale de Football Association fan carves miniature World Cup trophy on chalk

Federation Internationale de Football Association fan carves miniature World Cup trophy on chalk Blatter plans to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday and watch Portugal play Morocco in a World Cup soccer match, the spokesman said. Blatter, who has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, last week told the New York Times he would meet Putin during his trip. Blatter voted for Russian Federation to host the World Cup when it won a four-candidate contest in December 2010. [Full Article...]

Canada legalizes marijuana nationwide after senate passes bill

Canada legalizes marijuana nationwide after senate passes bill Speaking today, Trudeau said: "We have been talking about this since well before we formed government". Canada is the first industrialized country to legalize cannabis nationwide. Households will also be permitted to grow up to four cannabis plants for personal use. It was defeated by a vote on Tuesday evening. A second piece of legislation that would change impaired driving laws and give poli... [Full Article...]

Trump admin. approves $50 billion tariffs on China

Trump admin. approves $50 billion tariffs on China USA tariffs placed on soybeans could cost farmers in Iowa up to $624 million, the Des Moines Register warned readers Saturday. Shares of Boeing Co, the single largest US exporter to China , closed down 1.3 percent after paring earlier losses. [Full Article...]

Trump administration wants Congress to fix immigration loophole, White House says

Trump administration wants Congress to fix immigration loophole, White House says The President did not specifically endorse compromise legislation crafted by Republicans in the House or spend much time laying out his directives on what he needs to end his self-created crisis of family separation at the U.S. Human rights attorney Jennifer Harbury said she received the tape from a whistleblower and told ProPublica it was recorded in the last week. "Mexico does nothing fo... [Full Article...]

Asian, European stocks plunge as China-US trade war fears brew

Asian, European stocks plunge as China-US trade war fears brew With the Trump administration holding strong on its tough on trade agenda, those types of shocks may continue even as Credit Suisse said the reaction to the new tariffs was "overblown". president who has already been wrangling with allies. In addition to the $200 billion worth of goods to be targeted by the Office of the US Trade Representative, Trump said a further $200 billion would be h... [Full Article...]

Trump's 2020 campaign manager says 'time to fire Sessions,' end Mueller probe

Trump's 2020 campaign manager says 'time to fire Sessions,' end Mueller probe Attorney General Jeff Sessions went on Fox News to defend the separation of immigrant families - by insisting the policy was nothing like Nazi Germany. "We do not have the luxury of pretending that all individuals coming to this country as a family unit are in fact a family". "We do not want adults to bring children into this country unlawfully, placing them at risk", he said. [Full Article...]

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday accusing it of a "chronic bias against Israel ", a move that activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more hard. The United States is half-way through a three-year term on the main UN rights body and the Trump administration had long threatened to quit if the 47-member Geneva-based body ... [Full Article...]

Dreamworld staff emails reveal rapids ride malfunctioned 15 years before tragedy

Dreamworld staff emails reveal rapids ride malfunctioned 15 years before tragedy Goodchild's 12-year-old daughter and Ms Low 10-year-old son were on the raft that flipped at the end of the ride, but survived. Dreamworld's Thunder River Rapids had broken down twice on the same day a raft on the ride flipped over, killing four people, a coronial inquest on the Gold Coast has been told. [Full Article...]

Protesters March On Texas Tent City To Oppose Family Separations

Protesters March On Texas Tent City To Oppose Family Separations Cruz said an exception for keeping families together would be made in cases of "aggravated criminal conduct or threat of harm to the children". It would also require that asylum cases are adjudicated within 14 days, approve new temporary shelters for immigrant families and increase the number of immigrant judges. [Full Article...]

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

Five people were cited for disturbing the peace during a protest outside the National Sheriff's Association Convention while Attorney General Jeff Sessions received the Lifetime Achievement Award. "If you cross the border illegally we will prosecute you", Nielsen said. Sessions argued that immigrants seeking asylum would be given due process according to the law, but he quickly pivoted to what... [Full Article...]

Greece and Macedonia sign deal to end decades-long name dispute

Greece and Macedonia sign deal to end decades-long name dispute The agreement needs to be ratified by both parliaments before it takes effect. "We are there thanks to the dedication, commitment, courage, leadership and hope that both Prime Ministers have put into this process", she said. The decades-long name dispute has been a major stumbling block for Skopje's accession to the EU. This is the Archaeological Museum of Macedonia, which is in the capital, Sko... [Full Article...]

U.S. Expected to Withdraw From UN’s Human Rights Council

U.S. Expected to Withdraw From UN’s Human Rights Council Washington's withdrawal would be the latest USA rejection of multilateral engagement after it pulled out of the Paris climate agreement and the Iran nuclear deal. Earlier this month, the U.N. General Assembly approved a Palestinian-backed resolution blaming Israel for the violence in Gaza . The United States is midway through a three-year term on the council, whose objective is to denounce an... [Full Article...]

Israel targets Palestinians launching 'fire balloons' from Gaza

Israel targets Palestinians launching 'fire balloons' from Gaza The IDF confirmed that at least three rockets were launched from Gaza, with two landing inside Israeli territory and one falling inside the Strip. In the predawn hours of Sunday, the air force also bombed a auto that the army said belonged to one of the leaders of the Gazan kite and balloon attacks. [Full Article...]

5 innovative ways in which you can celebrate with your father

5 innovative ways in which you can celebrate with your father This year , Family Life Network in collaboration with the directorate of Ethics and other stakeholders are using this day to bring focus onto the state of fatherhood in the country. I'm proud to be your son. I don't see it that way. Campbell, site director for Man 2 Man, said the program exists to provide jobs , training and teaching for fathers and families going through tough situations. [Full Article...]

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt backs use of medicinal cannabis oil

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt backs use of medicinal cannabis oil Last Monday, cannabis oil was confiscated from Charlotte Caldwell who was bringing it to the United Kingdom from Canada to treat her severely epileptic son, Billy, who can have up to 100 seizures per day. Home Office minister Nick Hurd told the House of Commons that Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies would take forward the establishment of the expert clinicians' panel to advise ministers on... [Full Article...]

Woman hurts two in south France with box cutter, detained

Woman hurts two in south France with box cutter, detained The woman, who was dressed in black and wearing a veil attacked a female employee and a male customer with a box-cutter at the Leclerc supermarket in the southern French town of La Seyne-sur-Mer near Toulon. France has been on high alert following a string of jihadist attacks since early 2015, often by people who have become radicalised or claim to have acted in the name of the Islamic State group... [Full Article...]

Recording of Screaming Children at Border Released

It's unanimous: The five living former and present first ladies have all weighed in on the issue of separating children from families arriving without documentation for entry at the US border, whether invoking asylum or otherwise. The interview continued with Sessions falsely claiming the migrant children are living under "good conditions", all while insisting that these separations don't happen... [Full Article...]

U.S. Senate rebukes Trump, reimposes sanctions on ZTE

U.S. Senate rebukes Trump, reimposes sanctions on ZTE Secretary of State Mike Pompeo certifies that Saudi Arabia is taking urgent steps to end the civil war in Yemen, ease the humanitarian crisis there and reduce the risk to civilians. suppliers. The amendments were brought in by a mixture of both Republican and Democrat Senators, and it would see the reintroduction of tough penalties on ZTE. [Full Article...]

Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy ProPublica says an unidentified whistleblower passed on the recording to a civil rights attorney, who gave it to the website. Thousands of people have been protesting in several USA cities against Donald Trump's racist " zero tolerance " policies that are splitting migrant families and sending children to detention centers which activists and critics are comparing to Nazi concentration ... [Full Article...]

Yemeni forces take Hudaydah airport from Houthi rebels

Yemeni forces take Hudaydah airport from Houthi rebels Riyadh has accused the Houthis of using the port to smuggle Iranian-made weapons, including missiles used to target Saudi cities - accusations denied by the group and Tehran. The port is some 150 kilometeres (90 miles) southwest of Sanaa, Yemen's capital held by the Houthis since they swept into the city in September 2014. [Full Article...]


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