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From housekeepers and construction workers to waiters and activists, members of LA's huge Latino immigrant community say they are horrified by the zero tolerance policy that has led to children being separated from their parents at the US border.

Merkel, Macron to talk EU reform in shadow of migrant crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday hosts French President Emmanuel Macron for joint cabinet talks on EU reform, especially the flashpoint issue of immigration that divides the bloc and heaps domestic pressure on Merkel.

China's answer to trade war - Farmers told to plant soybeans

U.S. President Donald Trump may have bitten off more than he can chew - especially if he thinks the U.S. can beat China in a tit-for-tat trade war. Beijing has previous trade war experience and a lot of tactics at its disposal.

Trump ends family separations: key points

President Donald Trump reversed his stance Wednesday and ordered an end to the practice of separating migrant children from their families at the border, a widely-scorned feature of his "zero tolerance" policy.

'Strong' case for further rate hikes: Fed's Powell

Historically low unemployment and signs of rising inflation mean there is a "strong" case for continued, steady interest rate hikes, US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday.

Driving from Netherlands to Australia in an electric car

To drive from Netherlands to Australia by car is challenging enough; to do so in an electric car is something remarkable. This is what Wiebe Wakker has just achieved, in 827 days.

Slovak president calls on govt to address protesting farmer demands

Slovakia's president on Wednesday called on the government to address the demands of farmers who drove their tractors into the capital to protest against irregularities in EU farm subsidy payments first made public by murdered journalist Jan Kuciak.

EU will launch retaliatory tariffs against U.S. exports on Friday

The European Union triggered the first phase of retaliation against the U.S. over import tariffs imposed for national-security reasons. Making good on its threat to hit the U.S. with retaliatory tariffs, the 'First Phase of Retaliation' begins on Friday.

Haley slams rights groups after US quits UN council

US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday accused human rights groups of thwarting a US push for changes to the UN Human Rights Council and contributing to Washington's decision to quit the body.

Italy says Spain should take 'next four' migrant boats

Italy's far-right interior minister on Wednesday accused Spain of failing in its commitments to receive migrants, saying it should take "the next four" rescue boats after Madrid welcomed one rejected by Rome.

Nicaraguan town defies government siege to bury dead

Residents in the Nicaraguan opposition bastion of Masaya were on Wednesday holding off an offensive by police and pro-government paramilitaries as fresh violence flared across the Central American country.

81 police, soldiers in Cameroon's anglophone crisis: govt

Anglophone separatists in Cameroon have killed 81 members of the security forces and more than 100 civilians in their months-long campaign for independence, according to a government report released on Wednesday.

Prominent tech CEOs criticize Trump policy of separating children

Prominent chief executive officers (CEOs) in the US tech industry have come forward to denounce Trump's policy of separating children from parents arrested at the US border. The policy has also been denounced by the UN as "unconscionable" .

US to resettle fewest refugees since program began

The United States is on course this year to welcome the lowest number of refugees since its resettlement program began in 1980, as President Donald Trump escalates his anti-immigration rhetoric.

Trump orders halt to family separations

President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of migrant children from their parents on the US border Wednesday, reversing a tough policy under heavy pressure from his fellow Republicans, Democrats and the international community.

Canada PM says US family separations 'wrong'

The US practice of separating migrant children from parents caught crossing the US-Mexico border illegally is "wrong," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday."What's going on in the United States is wrong," he told reporters.

Hungary adopts law penalising migrant aid groups

Hungary's parliament adopted Wednesday a controversial package of laws penalising NGOs that help migrants, a key proposal of the firebrand nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Hungary adopts law penalising migrant aid groups

Hungary's parliament adopted Wednesday a controversial package of laws penalising NGOs that help migrants, a key proposal of the firebrand nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

'Come and see how we live': Italy's Roma tell hardline minister

In a dusty Roma camp on the outskirts of Rome, life goes on despite threats of an ethnically-targeted census and deportation by Italy's new hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

PM to announce by day's end when pot will be legal in Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce Wednesday afternoon when marijuana will become legal in Canada at an end of sitting news conference.

Drought haunts farmers in Poland, Baltic states

Poland's prime minister on Wednesday warned of "very significant" crop losses as the EU country scrambled to help farmers struggling to cope with an unusual spring drought amid soaring temperatures.

Boycotts and nuclearization: Canada defiant of Trump

US President Donald Trump's trade threats and bellicose diplomacy is being met on America's northern frontier with boycotts of US goods and travel, and even a call for nuclearization.

Nations defend UN rights council after US pullout

Diplomats from across the globe defended the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday after the United States withdrew from a body it branded an anti-Israel "cesspool".

Trump no longer 'moral leader of free world': top rights body

US President Donald Trump is "no longer the moral leader of his country or the world", the human rights watchdog, the Council of Europe, said Wednesday amid global outrage over the White House's policy of separating migrant children from their parents....

Greeks wary of 'worse' days after bailout

The end to Greece's third and final multi-billion bailout, to be set in motion Thursday, is unlikely to provide a respite from pay cuts and tax hikes, many Greeks fear."It's all false, new measures will come...

At least 60 dead after migrant boat sinks: survivors

At least 60 migrants died in the Mediterranean sea when their rubber dinghy sank last week, according to survivor testimonies gathered by a rights group in Sicily.

Threat 'acute' as jihadist attacks double in 2017: Europol

Jihadist attacks on European targets more than doubled last year, Europe's police agency said Wednesday, warning the risk of more unsophisticated attacks by the so-called Islamic State group "remains acute.

Germany foiled biological attack with Tunisian arrest: police

German police said Wednesday they had foiled a biological attack with last week's arrest of a Tunisian suspected jihadist in possession of the deadly poison ricin and bomb-making material."Very concrete preparations had been made for an act with a ...

Russia warns against Trump's 'alarming' plans for US space domination

Russia on Wednesday expressed alarm over US President Donald Trump's call for the United States to dominate space exploration and his plan to create a separate branch of the military called a Space Force.

EU leaders to hold crisis talks on migration

The leaders of ten EU countries including Germany and France will hold crisis talks on migration in Brussels on Sunday to try to find answers ahead of a major summit next week.

UK PM calls US images of migrant children 'deeply disturbing'

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday said images from the United States of migrant children kept in cages were "deeply disturbing" and that she would press President Donald Trump on the issue.

Several EU leaders to hold migration mini-summit in Brussels Sunday: Juncker

Several key EU leaders will hold crisis talks on migration in Brussels on Sunday to try to find answers ahead of a major summit next week, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said.

Russia calls out US 'cynicism' for rights council pullout

Russia on Wednesday voiced surprise at the United States' decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council, accusing Washington of "gross cynicism" and "disregard" for the world body.

N. Korea data shows slight children's health gains: UN

New data from North Korea show a "slight" improvement in children's health, the United Nations reported Wednesday, saying the isolated nation had made a step forward by providing better information about the condition of its people.

Damascus responsible for crimes against humanity in Ghouta: UN

Forces loyal to Syria's government committed what amounted to crimes against humanity, including deliberately starving civilians, during the siege of Eastern Ghouta, UN investigators said Wednesday.

EU copyright law passes key hurdle

A highly disputed European copyright law that could force online platforms such as Google and Facebook to pay for links to news content passed a key hurdle in the European Parliament on Wednesday.

Hope in the Horn as Eritrea-Ethiopia thaw takes shape

Eritrea's president broke weeks of silence on Wednesday to respond positively to conciliatory overtures from bitter foe Ethiopia, raising hopes of a fresh start in the Horn of Africa.

Biggest Iraqi tribe calls for arms to defend against IS

Iraq's biggest tribe has appealed for weapons to defend itself against the Islamic State jihadist group after several of its members were abducted and killed in a central desert region.

Power woes hit Nigeria's football fans

Football-loving Nigerians had more than one reason to groan about the country's opening World Cup game: not only did they lose 2-0, many weren't even able to see the whole match.

Hardline ally in new attack against Merkel over eurozone budget

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's hardline allies on Wednesday took aim at her backing for a new eurozone budget, opening up another front after an attack against her on immigration.

Israel says could get tougher on Gaza after warplanes hit Hamas

Israeli warplanes pounded Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in a new flare-up of hostilities that saw dozens of rockets and mortar shells fired from the Palestinian enclave, the army said.
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