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Friday, July 20, 2018

A government lawyer acknowledged Monday that the Trump administration will miss its first court-imposed deadline to reunite about 100 immigrant children under age 5 with their parents. Department of Justice attorney Sarah Fabian said during a court hearing that federal authorities reunited two families and expect to reunite an additional 59 by Tuesday’s deadline. She said the other cases are more complicated, including parents who have been deported or are in prison facing criminal charges, and would require more time to complete reunions. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, who ordered the administration to reunite families separated as part of President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, said he will hold another hearing Tuesday morning to get an update on the remaining cases. He said he was encouraged to see “real progress” in the complicated reunification process after a busy weekend when officials from multiple federal agencies tried to sync up parents and children who are spread across the country. STORY FROM LENDINGTREE Crush your mortgage interest with a 15 yr fixed “Tomorrow is the deadline. I do recognize that there are some groups of parents who are going to fall into a category where it’s impossible to reunite by tomorrow,” he said. “I am very encouraged by the progress. I’m optimistic.” Lee Gelernt, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney who leads a lawsuit against the federal government, sounded more skeptical. When asked by the judge if he believed the government was in full compliance of the court order, Gelernt said there was much more work to be done. “Let me put it this way: I think the government in the last 48 hours has taken significant steps,” he said. “We just don’t know how much effort the government has made to find released parents. I don’t think there’s been full compliance.” U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, based in San Diego. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, based in San Diego. (Photo: U.S. District Court) The difficulty in reuniting the first 100 children shows the challenge that lies ahead as the Trump administration braces for another deadline in two weeks to reunite nearly 3,000 older children – up to age 17 – with their parents. The process is complicated because of all the different situations that emerged over the weekend. The government initially identified 102 children under age 5 who needed to be reunited but removed three children from that list because investigations into their cases revealed that those children came with adults who were not their parents, Fabian said. Twelve parents were found to be in federal and state custody on criminal charges, making a reunification impossible since the government can’t transfer minors to state and local prisons to protect the well-being of the child. Nine parents were deported, and the government established contact with only four of them, Fabian said. Four children had been scheduled to be released from government custody to relatives who weren’t their parents, leading the government to question whether to allow that process to be completed or to redirect the child back to a parent. Gelernt said he understood many of the hurdles but urged the judge to force the government to scrap its time-consuming investigation into every single case and start a 48-hour clock to reunify families that remain separated by Tuesday. Sabraw said he would decide that during Tuesday’s hearing. Fabian said one of the silver linings of the busy weekend is that her office worked closely with its challengers at the ACLU to share information on each child’s case, to ensure that representatives from immigration advocacy groups and volunteer organizations could be present during each reunification. Gelernt said they’re doing that to help the parents, who are often released from custody with no money and nowhere to go. Fabian said that coordination has led to a more formalized process between government agencies and with the immigrants’ lawyers that should make reunifications go more smoothly in the coming weeks. “I think this process over the weekend helped us see what information, and in what form, is the most useful to share,” she said. “I’d like to make that as efficient a process as possible.” -

Monday, July 9, 2018

Trump denies US opposition to WHO breastfeeding resolution -

Monday, July 9, 2018

Havana plane crash leaves more than 100 dead -

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr bloc wins Iraq elections -

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: ‘We need to do more than just pray for the victims and their families’ -

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Donald Trump says he will meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore -

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Trump tells FBI: ‘I have your back 100%’ -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Mueller requests emails from Trump campaign data firm: report -

Friday, December 15, 2017

GOP changes child tax credit in bid to win Rubio’s vote -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Trump Jr. is berated for tweet about ‘Obama’s FCC’ chair, net ‘neutality’ -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on 19 May 2018 -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Walt Disney buys Murdoch’s Fox for $52.4bn -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Roy Moore says Alabama election ‘tainted’ by outside groups -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Eric Holder warns GOP: ‘Any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated’ -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Former British prime minister: Trump attacks on press are ‘dangerous’ -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsula -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Megyn Kelly left Fox News in part due to O’Reilly: report -

Saturday, April 15, 2017

North Korea warns against U.S. ‘hysteria’ as it marks founder’s birth -

Friday, April 14, 2017

British spies were first to spot Trump team’s links with Russia -

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid man opens museum in his honour


Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has opened a museum in his honour, which he said has extra room to be filled by future trophies. Ronaldo, 28, is currently on the three-man shortlist to be named the Ballon d’Or winner for a second time. Ronaldo’s honour roll 2008 Ballon d’Or winner Three Premier League titles One Champions League One Copa del Rey One La Liga title Two Golden Boot awards “It’s a special day, I don’t want to mention specific ones” he said. “All I want is to win more and if the Ballon d’Or comes, there is extra room here.”…

Manifestation pro-gouvernementale au Cap-Haïtien

Des centaines de personnes ont parcouru dimanche les rues de la deuxième ville du Pays, Cap-Haïtien, pour manifester en faveur du président Haïtien, Michel Joseph Martelly, a constaté HPN. “Nous avons toujours entendu dire que le président Martelly n’a personne pour manifester en sa faveur dans le Nord, nous sommes venus pour prouver le contraire”, a déclaré a Casséus Innocoeur, pancarte en main réclamant la paix et le respect du mandat du premier citoyen haïtien. “Ce geste est symbolique et cela représente la volonté du Nord à accompagner le président, Tet Kale”, a poursuivi le manifestant. Il a fait remarquer…

Chili : la socialiste Michelle Bachelet remporte la présidentielle

AP, Luis Hidalgo

De premiers résultats partiels mais irréversibles accordent, dimanche 15 décembre, la victoire du deuxième tour de présidentielle au Chili à la socialiste Michelle Bachelet, avec plus de 62 % des voix, devant la conservatrice Evelyn Matthei. Michelle Bachelet, une pédiatre de 62 ans, première femme élue à la tête du Chili en 2006, est aussi la première ex-présidente à remporter un deuxième mandat en plus de soixante ans. Evelyn Matthei, 60 ans, a immédiatement reconnu sa défaite et félicité le nouvelle présidente. L’ex-ministre du travail, investie tardivement après une cascade de retraits de leaders conservateurs, avait reconnu qu’une victoire face…

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Nelson Mandela inhumé avec ses ancêtres à Qunu

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« Tu resteras la lumière qui nous guidera », a lancé le président sud-africain, Jacob Zuma, lors du dernier hommage à Nelson Mandela, dimanche 15 décembre, dans son village d’enfance, Qunu, où l’émotion a pris le dessus sur la solennité. Après dix jours de deuil national et une série d’hommages en Afrique du Sud et dans le monde, une dernière cérémonie officielle s’est tenue dans ce petit village rural du sud-est du pays, où il a été inhumé en milieu de journée dans l’intimité familiale. Le président Zuma s’est adressé directement au défunt, « un homme si grand et cependant si humble », dont « l’élégance, le rire, l’amour et le leadership »manqueront…

USA TODAY/Pew poll: Obama struggles with Millennials

(Photo Carolyn Kaster, AP)

President Obama sees his approval rating fall to 45% among young voters. WASHINGTON — Millennials have provided invaluable political support to President Obama over the course of his presidency, voting for him by a roughly 2-to-1 margin in his two successful campaigns against Mitt Romney and John McCain. But as Obama tries to climb out of a 2-month-long malaise that saw his popularity sink with the fumbled rollout of the federal health care exchange, the president appears to have nearly as much work to do with young people as he does with older Americans. Forty-five percent of 18- to 29-year-old…

Ukrainians mass for new anti-government rally as EU halts trade deal

Pro-European integration protesters stand on a statue with Ukranian flags during a rally in Independence Square in Kiev

– Thousands massed on Sunday for a rally against President Viktor Yanukovich just days before he heads for a meeting at the Kremlin which the opposition fears will slam the door on integration with the European mainstream. Minutes before the rally, EU enlargement chief Stefan Fuele said on Twitter he had told Ukraine last week he was suspending work on a trade-and-political agreement, saying Kiev’s arguments to improve terms had “no grounds in reality”. Street protests erupted after Yanukovich’s decision on November 21 to walk away from the agreement with the EU, after years of careful preparation, and turn to…

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