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US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions rules out domestic violence for asylum claims

US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions rules out domestic violence for asylum claims In his March order intervening in the case , the attorney general asked both sides for arguments on whether being the victim of "private criminal activity" like domestic or gang violence can qualify a person for asylum. "If you cross the border unlawfully ... then we will prosecute you", Sessions said last month. They said Sessions' decision overturns decades of legal efforts to protect abu... [Full Article...]

White House says Trump plans early summit departure

White House says Trump plans early summit departure United States president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have arrived in Singapore ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history. USA officials scheduled to take part in Tuesday's expanded meeting will include Pompeo, Chief of Staff John Kelly, and National Security Adviser John Bolton. [Full Article...]

Trump lashes out at USA allies in Twitter rant

Trump lashes out at USA allies in Twitter rant Europe will implement counter-measures against US tariffs on steel and aluminum just like Canada, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, voicing regret about Trump's decision to withdraw support for the communique. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland responded to the White House assault by saying ad hominem attacks were not helpful, that Canada would retaliate to United States tariffs in ... [Full Article...]

Korea officials in final summit preparations

Korea officials in final summit preparations Tuesday with a handshake between Trump and Kim. Trump responded to such commentary on Twitter, saying: "The fact that I am having a meeting is a major loss for the US, say the haters & losers". He initially touted the potential for a grand bargain with North Korea to rid itself of a nuclear missile programme that has advanced rapidly to threaten the United States. [Full Article...]

Trump and Kim meet for historic summit

Trump and Kim meet for historic summit The war-like rhetoric these tensions generated made Kim's diplomatic U-turn and the current search for peace - leading to a rash of summits with South Korea and now the United States - all the more surprising. Getting there won't be easy as long as North Korea remains under the weight of United Nations sanctions . Mr Trump famously vowed to unleash "fire and fury" if Pyongyang kept threaten... [Full Article...]

Cohen likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors

Cohen likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors Cohen, ABC News reported , is no longer represented by Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of the Washington and NY firm McDermott, Will & Emery, and no replacement has been identified. The source said Cohen had not yet met with prosecutors to speak about a potential deal, and it's unclear whether either side is seeking one. According to Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman , a Cohen ally claims tha... [Full Article...]

China suggests sanctions relief for North Korea after United States summit

China suggests sanctions relief for North Korea after United States summit Rodman even said he "showed my loyalty and trustworthy to this country" by being present at the historic summit . " Kim Jong Un and Trump had the shared recognition to the effect that it is important to abide by the principle of step-by-step and simultaneous action in achieving peace, stability and denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula", KCNA said. [Full Article...]

Primary Results: Trump’s Hold on the GOP Is Showing

Primary Results: Trump’s Hold on the GOP Is Showing Katie Arrington . And hours before polls closed, Trump posted on Twitter supporting her. Trump tweeted Wednesday that his advisers didn't want him to get involved in the Republican primary, thinking Rep. Vying to defeat her in November are four Democrats who are facing off Tuesday - state Sen. Heller's state is Democrat-leaning and was narrowly won by Clinton in 2016, while Heitkamp's is... [Full Article...]

November Ballot to Include a Proposition on Breaking California Into Three States

November Ballot to Include a Proposition on Breaking California Into Three States Southern California would include 12 counties, including areas as north as Madera and Fresno counties, Bakersfield, Riverside and San Diego. The new California would retain Los Angeles , Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and San Benito counties. [Full Article...]

Senators Move To Reverse Trump's Deal Lifting Sanctions On China's ZTE

Senators Move To Reverse Trump's Deal Lifting Sanctions On China's ZTE When the White House cut a deal with the company last week (imposing a US$1.4 billion fine and a board restructure), Schumer put out a statement calling on Congress to reverse it, saying "There is absolutely no good reason that ZTE should get a second chance, and this decision marks a 180 degree turn away from the president's promise to be tough on China". [Full Article...]

Summit with Kim Jong-un Back On

Summit with Kim Jong-un Back On After meeting Kim Yong Chol , Pompeo had said the path to better relations between the USA and North Korea could take some time. He did state that he was unsure whether the proposed meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un will go ahead but maintained that "real progress" had been made despite "a great deal of work to do". [Full Article...]

Paris hostages freed, suspect arrested after 4 hours

Paris hostages freed, suspect arrested after 4 hours An armed police officer and a sniffer dog search the area. Authorities provided no details of the raid by specially trained intervention police officers four hours after the hostage-taking began at about 4 p.m. The attacker, who appeared to be brandishing a fake weapon, had doused his remaining two hostages in petrol, the source said. Shocking photos show police decked out in body armour with ... [Full Article...]

Theresa May says G7 summit was ‘difficult’ occasion

Theresa May says G7 summit was ‘difficult’ occasion The source did not say Trump explicitly said he wanted all German-made cars out of the US. Trump advisers Larry Kudlow and Peter Navarro nonetheless toed the presidential line, savaging Trudeau in Sunday show appearances over what Kudlow acknowledged were "things that the prime minister has said before, basically". [Full Article...]

G7 photos of Trump: There's more than Merkel's stare down

G7 photos of Trump: There's more than Merkel's stare down In the official photo from Germany , Merkel is standing and staring down President Trump, who is seated, staring back, with his arms crossed. Trump went into the G-7 summit having riled its other members - Canada , Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Japan - on a number of geopolitical issues . [Full Article...]

Police officer rescues IL boy running alongside traffic

Police officer rescues IL boy running alongside traffic Dash cam from Sergeant Anthony Mannino's patrol auto shows him plucking a toddler from harm's way in Naperville , Illinois last month. "I have twin boys", he said. Sergeant Mannino quickly caught up to the boy and pulled him out of harm's way. The child was out for only a matter of minutes before Mannino spotted him. [Full Article...]

Canada's support helps Trudeau stay the course

Canada's support helps Trudeau stay the course He made the comments Tuesday at an event of The Wall Street Journal CFO Network in Washington. "I used language that was inappropriate, and basically lost the power of that message", Navarro said . Trudeau, who had said at the news conference that Canada would retaliate for new USA tariffs, didn't respond to questions about Trump when the prime minister arrived at a Quebec City hotel Sunday ... [Full Article...]

China, Russia, cementing rising Eastern bloc as Trump rattles G7

China, Russia, cementing rising Eastern bloc as Trump rattles G7 Discussion on "solving the Korean Peninsula's nuclear problem" must involve the lifting of sanctions on North Korea, Lavrov told his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho before meeting Kim, Russia's state-run Tass news service reported . [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Earned $82m past year

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Earned $82m past year Trump made at least $12 million, including $5 million from the trust overseeing her clothing brand, $3.9 million from her stake in DC's Trump International Hotel , and $2 million in severance as a result of her January departure from the Trump Organization , reports the Washington Post . [Full Article...]

Democratic candidate closes off Twitter feed

Democratic candidate closes off Twitter feed Arrington, now a state representative, is challenging Sanford for the 1st Congressional District seat. Democrats have targeted Comstock as a vulnerable seat in the House of Representatives . Comstock faces a conservative GOP challenger, retired Air Force pilot Shak Hill , in her primary. Jennifer Wexton , former Obama administration staffers Alison Kiehl and Lindsey Davis Stover , and vetera... [Full Article...]

China suggests North Korea sanctions relief as Trump, Kim meet

The Trump administration is also dealing with a North Korea that has a much more sophisticated nuclear weapons program, with more powerful warheads and more accurate intercontinental ballistic missiles. "It was brutal", the President said. Tuesday saw Trump describe Kim as "a very talented man" and say he had "developed a very special bond" with the DPRK leader. [Full Article...]


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