• Canada legalises recreational cannabis use
Canada legalises recreational cannabis use

The bill passed in the Senate by a vote of 52-29 today. The government is accepting most, but not all, of the Senate's over 40 proposed amendments to Bill C-45. So, he said, the dispute over home cultivation between the two houses of Parliament essentially comes down to "a single plant". In particular, he applauded Indigenous senators for raisi...

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  • Supreme Court Punts On Partisan Gerrymandering, Leaving Status Quo In Place
Supreme Court Punts On Partisan Gerrymandering, Leaving Status Quo In Place

By sending the case back to the lower courts, the Supreme Court has given the plaintiffs another chance to prove the redistricting maps are discriminatory. "There is a bipartisan body, and that - and I would argue - that's the best you can hope for is a bipartisan body". But as Kagan noted in her concurrence, that's not easy when one side has the...

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  • To prosecute migrants, 'you have to take the children away'
To prosecute migrants, 'you have to take the children away'

A number of Republican senators called on Trump on Tuesday to allow families to stay together if they had crossed the border illegally, and Senate leaders said their chamber could have legislation to address the family separations matter in a matter of days.

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  • House Republicans' immigration bill would stop most family separations
House Republicans' immigration bill would stop most family separations

In an audio recording obtained by ProPublica investigative news site, which was widely circulated online and in US media, children said to be in a detention facility could be heard crying and calling for their parents. The girl is being housed in a shelter, but was told that her mother might be deported without her. "I know she's not an A...

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

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office called the USA decision "courageous", calling it "an unequivocal statement that enough is enough". It represents another retreat by the Trump administration from worldwide groups and agreements whose policies it deems out of sync with American interests on trade, defense, climate change and, ...

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  • Mexico condemns 'inhuman' US separation of migrant families
Mexico condemns 'inhuman' US separation of migrant families

The Mexican government is condemning the separation of children from families on the USA border. Of some 1,995 cases registered by USA authorities, only around one percent of the children affected were Mexican, and most had already been repatriated, Videgaray said.

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  • Skopje sees Greece-Macedonia accord as 'breakthrough' for Balkans
Skopje sees Greece-Macedonia accord as 'breakthrough' for Balkans

After nearly three decades of dispute, the northern neighbour of Greece should soon become North Macedonia. The issue of commercial and brand names and trademarks used by both Greek and neighbouring country products was crucial for the business community, he added, since major issues were expected to arise following the change in its name.

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  • China Blasts New US Tariff Threat, Warns It Will Retaliate
China Blasts New US Tariff Threat, Warns It Will Retaliate

Here's what you need to know. The president asserted in a statement Monday night that China is determined "to keep the United States at a permanent and unfair disadvantage". On Friday, Mr Trump said he was pushing ahead with a 25 per cent tariff on $US50 billion worth of Chinese products, prompting Beijing to respond in kind.

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  • South Korea: Drills with USA suspended to help talks with North
South Korea: Drills with USA suspended to help talks with North

Trump also said that halting the drills is reasonable as they are "tremendously expensive" and " provocative " in an announcement that took Washington's security allies in Asia and some US defense officials and experts by surprise. Move comes after Donald Trump pledged to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he would halt joint " war ga...

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  • Trump signs executive order to establish proposed ‘Space Force’
Trump signs executive order to establish proposed ‘Space Force’

If that means equal in cost, that's huge. Military heads hoped the study would hold off the creation of a separate space branch, which they opposed past year during the bill's debate in Congress. Trump was joined by Vice President Pence, who heads the National Space Council , as well as NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, former astronaut Buzz...

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  • Minor explosion reported at London Tube station
Minor explosion reported at London Tube station

Police said officers remain on the scene and are investigating. Darren Yarlett, 36, was driving home in Southgate but police had cordoned off roads near the station. Enquires are ongoing to establish the cause of the reported explosion, but officers say they do not believe it's terror-related at this time. It is understood some people have be...

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  • US poised to announce exit from UN human rights council
US poised to announce exit from UN human rights council

Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, outgoing United Nations high commissioner for human rights, attends a Human Rights Council session in Geneva on June 18. The move extends a broader Trump administration pattern of stepping back from global agreements and forums under the president's "America First" policy .

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  • Jeff Sessions says no one wants to split families
Jeff Sessions says no one wants to split families

The president pointed the finger at the Dems' "weak and ineffective" border security laws - even though it's his discretionary policies that are responsible for the separation of hundreds of migrant families. The family was allowed by Mexican immigration officials to cross the bridge but was stopped by USA immigration agents who told them return to...

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  • 'No time to negotiate': UAE calls on Houthis to leave Hodeidah
'No time to negotiate': UAE calls on Houthis to leave Hodeidah

He declined to reveal the size of coalition forces but said they had "numerical superiority". As warplanes sliced across the sky, residents of Hodeidah reported panic buying at local supermarkets by those who can afford it - an increasingly small slice of Yemen's population.

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  • USA to Withdraw from UN Human Rights Council Today
USA to Withdraw from UN Human Rights Council Today

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly preview the decision, the specifics of which are to be laid out by Haley. Mrs Haley said at the time that the United States did not want to leave the council, but would do so if it did not make changes . The UNHRC has become notorious for attacking Israel ...

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  • Meghan Markle's Talks Paparazzi & Her Tears Over His Wedding Absence
Meghan Markle's Talks Paparazzi & Her Tears Over His Wedding Absence

Mr Markle also said he talked politics with Prince Harry over the phone - and that the Royal had argued that he should give US President Donald Trump a chance. Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, was the only member of her family in attendance on the day. The palace said Harry and his wife, now formally known as the Duchess of Sussex, are loo...

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  • Dead After SUV Chased by Border Patrol Crashes in South Texas
Dead After SUV Chased by Border Patrol Crashes in South Texas

Authorities believe the driver and one passenger were USA citizens trying to smuggle immigrants into the country, Boyd said. Four died on the scene, while one died in a San Antonio hospital after being flown out in an emergency helicopter.

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  • U.S. to withdraw from UN human rights body
U.S. to withdraw from UN human rights body

At the same session, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson warned that his country would begin voting against anti-Israel resolutions unless the UNHRC stopped its bias against the Jewish state by the end of 2018 . "Being a member of this council is a privilege, and no country who is a human rights violator should be allowed a seat at the table"....

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  • Greece, Macedonia Sign Historic Deal To End Name Dispute
Greece, Macedonia Sign Historic Deal To End Name Dispute

It still needs to be approved by both parliaments and in Macedonia by a referendum. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras survived a no-confidence motion in parliament on Saturday, setting the stage for the signing of a historic accord with neighboring Macedonia to settle a long dispute over the latter's name.

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  • Gaza militants fire rockets at southern Israel as IDF strikes Hamas targets
Gaza militants fire rockets at southern Israel as IDF strikes Hamas targets

Approximately half an hour later, the Israel Defense Forces said it conducted a second round of strikes, hitting the tent in which the group was operating and a vehicle that had been used to bring people to the area. However, Deputy Palestinian Information Minister Fayez Abu Aitta condemned the move and told Reuters, "This decision aims to cover ...

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