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Donald Trump defends 'zero-tolerance' immigration policy amid fury over children separated from parents
As the Trump administration continues to defend its new “zero tolerance” policy on immigration, recently released audio has reportedly revealed the cries of immigrant children hours after they are separated from their families at the US border. The audio reportedly comes from inside a US Customs and
American and South Korean officials signalled that they would halt joint military exercises following Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. “Following close cooperation, South Korea and the US decided to suspend all planning activities for the UFG,” Seoul's defence
The U.S. Senate passed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday, backing President Donald Trump's call for a bigger, stronger military but setting up a potential battle with the White House over Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE Corp. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 85-10 for the annual
According to an order issued on Monday, U.S. District Judge James Otero decided it was unnecessary to hear arguments on the request by Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti to lift a 90-day stay imposed on April 28. Otero will rule on the request later. In imposing the stay, the judge cited the potential
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional officials and business groups say the Trump administration is close to finalizing a health insurance option for small firms and self-employed people.
Melania Trump and Laura Bush join debate over children separated from families at US-Mexico border
The Austrian capital, Vienna, is under consideration as the site of a potential summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, two sources familiar with the discussions said on Monday. The meeting could take place in advance of a July 11-12 NATO summit in Brussels that
The Trump administration has asked the US Supreme Court to allow officials to withhold funding from cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration officials, in the latest foray in the administration’s battle with these so-called “sanctuary cities”. The Justice Department asked the Court to limit
The Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago is one of the largest users of water from the Chicago River, but records show it has never followed state rules governing the protection of the river's fish. State records indicate that the skyscraper siphons nearly 20 million gallons (76 million
Democrats may see the latest outrage over Donald Trump’s immigration policy and believe it is a chance to make headway ahead of the crucial Congressional elections in November – but things will not be so simple. There is no doubt that Republicans are divided. A number of Republicans – past and present
Donald Trump has defended his controversial zero tolerance immigration policy, saying he will not allow the US to become a “migrant camp” – even as activists claimed separating children from their families was “nothing short of torture”. The president has been been under mounting criticism after it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump formally nominated Kathleen Kraninger as Director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday, according to a White House statement.
President Donald Trump will headline the Nevada Republican Party's convention on Saturday and also appear at a fundraiser with Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, officials confirmed Monday. Heller is considered the most vulnerable Republican running for re-election this year because he's the
President Donald Trump has defended his administration's "no-tolerance" immigration policy that has led to the separation of immigrant families seeking shelter in the United States, saying that America "will not be a migrant camp" to house the world's immigrants. "The
DETROIT (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he may return to North Korea to continue nuclear discussions "before terribly long."
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ church has strongly condemned his zero-tolerance immigration policy, saying Christ would “would have no part in ripping children from their mothers’ arms”. Since it emerged up to 2,000 children migrant children have been separated from their families in just six weeks
Donald Trump has renewed his call for a space-focused branch of the US military, saying he is directing the Pentagon to pursue the idea. “It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space - we must have American dominance in space”, Mr Trump said. “I am hereby directing the Department of
Donald Trump UK visit: Everything you need to know, from when he will arrive to who he is expected to meet
Donald Trump fired another salvo in his trade war against China on Friday (June 15), announcing 25% tariffs on an estimated $50 billion worth of Chinese goods. The tariffs mean that US businesses and consumers will likely be shelling out more money for certain items. But Americans have dodged at least
In an attack on Angela Merkel on Monday, Donald Trump claimed that "crime in Germany is way up". He blamed the Chancellor's refugee policy, saying it had been a "big mistake" to allow people sanctuary.
The forced separation of migrant children from their parents fueled a weekend of intense criticism of President Trump's immigration policies. Both Democrats and some Republicans are now calling for an end to the practice at the U.S.-Mexico border. The president dug in Monday, again falsely blaming