Jul. 12, 2018

REUTERS

The U.S. government must convince a judge on Thursday that it has complied with a court order for reuniting the youngest migrant children who were separated from their parents by U.S. officials after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's acting chief said on Wednesday he would push to cut regulations on industry and speed up decisions on permits, echoing the policies of former head Scott Pruitt who stepped down last week.

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee may not have to wait too long for controversial cases if he is confirmed to the job, with disputes involving abortion, immigration, gay rights, voting rights and transgender troops possibly heading toward the justices soon.

The U.S. Senate made a minor effort to push back against President Donald Trump's trade policies on Wednesday by backing a non-binding motion to give Congress a role in his decisions to impose tariffs for national security reasons.

A U.S. push for new global standards to kick start its fledgling supersonic jet industry is facing resistance by European nations that want tough rules on noise, according to documents and people familiar with the situation.

Iraqi police fired into the air to disperse protesters demanding jobs and better public services at one of three demonstrations outside major oilfields in the southern oil hub of Basra on Thursday, police sources said.

Britain published on Thursday its proposals for future trade with the European Union after it leaves the bloc next March, seeking a new arrangement that would offer less generous access than under today's EU "passporting" regime.

Donald Trump claimed a personal victory at a NATO summit on Thursday after telling European allies to increase spending or lose Washington's support, an ultimatum that forced leaders to huddle in a crisis session with the U.S. president.

Syrian state vehicles, accompanied by Russian military police, entered part of Deraa city on Thursday to raise the national flag over an area held by rebels for years, witnesses said, leaving President Bashar al-Assad poised for another big victory in the seven-year-long Syrian conflict.

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The staggering $20 million raised via Facebook to support immigrant families separated at the border will be used to post bail bonds for mothers, recipient organization Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services announced Tuesday. RAICES aims to reunite 2,500 migrant children with their mothers, citing bond costs ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.

President Trump criticized Germany for its pipeline deal with Russia and called on NATO allies to double their commitment to defense spending on Wednesday.

An Afghan man deported from Germany has been found dead in a hotel room in Kabul after committing suicide, officials said Wednesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has received the Iranian leader's top adviser hours after conferring with the Israeli prime minister about Iran's presence in Syria.

The Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the seventh century, was dynamited by the Pakistani Taliban in 2007. Now it has been restored, a powerful symbol of tolerance in the traumatised Pakistani valley.

A British man poisoned with the Novichok nerve agent 10 days ago has regained consciousness and is now in a critical but stable condition, Salisbury District Hospital said on Tuesday.

A mammoth wildfire that has blackened more than 140 square miles and destroyed at least 20 structures in two Northern California counties was ignited by an improperly installed electric livestock fence, fire managers said on Wednesday.

The known death toll from a four-month crackdown on anti-government protests in Nicaragua has risen to 264, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Wednesday.

BBC

US President Donald Trump has said he thinks it is "presently unnecessary" to consider quitting NATO. He has previously been highly critical of the alliance, complaining the US pays more than others. However, no other country has confirmed any increased commitments as yet.

The cave complex in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their football coach were trapped for more than two weeks is set to be turned into a museum. Rescue officials said the museum would showcase how the operation unfolded, predicting it would be a "major attraction" for Thailand. At least two companies are also looking to make a film telling the story of the rescue.

Archaeologists scanning a Mexican pyramid for damage following September's devastating earthquake have uncovered traces of an ancient temple. The temple is nestled inside the Teopanzolco pyramid in Morelos state.

Research carried out in Sierra Leone shows that some survivors of Ebola suffer from neurological and psychiatric conditions long after they recover from the initial disease.

Two of four Indian priests charged with allegedly raping a woman have handed themselves in for police questioning in the southern state of Kerala. The Kerala high court denied bail to both of them and one other priest, who is also expected to give himself up later on Thursday. Police are yet to arrest the fourth priest.

India has adopted recommendations strongly backing net neutrality that experts say could be the "strongest" in the world. Net neutrality means service providers must treat all traffic equally, and not charge differently based on content.

WND

An organization fighting Islamic indoctrination in the San Diego Public schools - it's already in court over the issue - is now insisting on access to communications between Seattle school officials and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

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