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In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has drafted an executive action for President Donald...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2018. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 22, 1918, a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and their families was rear-ended during an emergency stop by another train near Hammond,...


National

Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

APTOPIX US Immigration Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies in charge of prosecuting and...


World

AP Top International News at 6:48 a.m. EDT

‘He cried and hugged me‘: Brazilian still separated from son Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families Rival Koreas agree to reunions of war-separated families South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar Airbus threatens to leave Britain in case of no-deal Brexit...


World

'He cried and hugged me': Brazilian still separated from son

Brazil Separated Father

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Twenty-six days after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border with his son, a Brazilian man in detention says he has no idea when he may see his 9-year-old, who he fears is distraught and having difficulty communicating because he only speaks Portuguese. In a phone...


World

Belgian gets life for cocaine smuggling in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court has sentenced a Belgian man to life in prison for smuggling cocaine into the country. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court says David Noel Catry was convicted Friday of trafficking 1.03 kilograms (2.27 pounds) of cocaine earlier this year. Catry was arrested...


World

Italy's interior minister says Malta should take rescue boat

Italy Europe Migrants

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s populist, anti-migrant interior minister said Friday that Malta should allow a Dutch-flagged rescue ship carrying hundreds of migrants rescued from rubber dinghies off the Libyan coast to make port there because the ship is now in Maltese waters. “We ask humanly and politically...


World

Rival Koreas agree to reunions of war-separated families

Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea have agreed to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War in August as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. Seoul’s Unification Ministry said Friday the...


World

OPEC discussing oil production increase to ease energy costs

OPEC Meeting

VIENNA (AP) — The countries of the OPEC oil cartel will discuss increasing their production by about 1 million barrels a day at a meeting Friday that could influence the cost of energy globally in coming months. The group’s largest producer, Saudi Arabia, is seen to be open to higher production but...


World

German chancellor visits Lebanon school with Syrian refugees

Lebanon Germany

BEIRUT (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel tossed a ball with students and passed out jerseys from Germany’s national soccer team Friday during a visit to a public school in the Lebanese capital, where many of the students are Syrian refugees. There are over a million Syrian refugees living in...


Business

Greek financial markets rally on deal paving to bailout exit

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s financial markets rallied Friday on news that the country’s creditors have agreed to debt relief measures that pave the way for an end to the nation’s eight-year bailout program in two months. Bond markets rose, leading to a drop in the government’s borrowing rates....


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