Turks vote for a new president and parliament on Sunday in elections that pose the biggest challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more than a decade and a half ago.
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The U.S. government said it still had 2,053 children in its custody who were separated from their parents under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, and set out its most detailed plans yet on how it would reunite families.
It’s an unfortunate truism that the most devastating tragedies and events often produce brilliant journalism.
The U.S. Supreme Court, winding down its nine-month term, will issue rulings this week in its few remaining cases including a major one on the legality of President Donald Trump’s ban on people from five Muslim-majority nations entering the country.
After a few days above 110 late last week, temperatures this week will be a little lower, and even dropping into the “normal” range by next weekend, the National Weather Service forecast shows.
Migrants are using the World Cup ticketing system to illegally enter the European Union (EU) without a visa.
The tournament is based in Russia this year and a number of neighbouring nations have reported the “phenomenon” of this new form of immigration fraud.
So far, the authorities, have identified a number of Moroccans, one Nigerian, and one Chinese person who have used fan ID to illegally cross from Russia, which is not in the EU, into Finland, which is, and apply for asylum there, Spiegel Online reports.
The Moroccans walked for several hours through forests to reach Finland, said border force spokesman Ville Mihl.
The Chinese migrant had taken a flight from Russia to Helsinki with a World Cup fan ID, and the Nigerian man had initially submitted a fake Brazilian passport before using the fan ID to enter Finland.
“We had expected it,” said Marko Saareks of the Finnish border force. “But we were surprised that the first ones came right at the beginning of the tournament.”
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Belarus, which has joined the Eurasian Union rather than the European Union, also picked up four Moroccans and an unspecified number of Pakistanis trying to cross their borders with the EU at Lithuania and Poland.
The Eastern European country signed an agreement with Russia allowing World Cup ID holders to enter without a visa prior to the tournament.
Andrey Sytenkov, an investigator with Belarus’s State Border Committee, told a press conference in Minsk on Wednesday: “More ‘illegals’ have entered Belarus under the guise of football fans.”
He explained that the Moroccan individuals have been detained and face fines, deportation, and a five-year ban from Belarus, but the status of the Pakistani nationals appears to be unknown.
The Belarusian border guard service “has information on groups of pseudo-fans” on the country’s western borders, he said, adding: “We are ready for the fact that Europe will not accept them and will be sending them back.”
Finnish Border Guard official Marko Saareks commented: “There is a threat of this kind of phenomenon… These kinds of illegal crossings may go on until the end.”
An investigation into Germany’s Federal Agency for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has found that migrant criminals with records of murder, rape, and drug dealing have been allowed to stay in the country under the asylum law.
Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, said that he is “ready to work with President Abbas,” a Palestinian newspaper reported on Sunday.
President Donald Trump defended his tough stance on immigrants crossing the U.S. border with Mexico on Saturday, praising his administration for a job well done and saying his approach will make the United States stronger.
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Tens of thousands of gay rights supporters marched through Mexico City on Saturday with both hope and some nagging doubts about the prospect of a presidential election victory by leftist front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador next weekend.
U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republicans lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections that he hopes will see more party members voted into Congress.
The ONME Network along with city and community partners bring almost 800 people to Fresno’s Downtown for first-run 2-Day Juneteenth Jazz & Blues Celebration
The ONME Network in partnership with the Downtown Fresno Partnership and the African-American Museum for the Juneteenth Jazz & Blues 2-Day Celebration, was inspired to use the holiday to celebrate local African-American artists who have paved the way for others; they are giving two awards during the 2-Day celebration to two Valley Greats: local celebrity jazz musician Bobby Logan and posthumously to celebrity artist, Curtis “Papa Bear” Hatcher.
The United States and South Korea have agreed to indefinitely suspend two exchange program training exercises, the Pentagon said on Friday, in the aftermath of the summit earlier this month between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Jim Jong Un.
A Ghost Bike at the north west corner of Lexington Avenue and 104th Street memorializes a fatal crash on April 17, 2014.
What’s behind the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the border, how it’s playing out in San Diego and what to look for next as the policy continues to test the courts and the public’s patience. (Maya Srikrishnan)
Most campaigns attempting to put measures on a November ballot try to get their petitions turned in by June 1. Maybe a few days later.
North Las Vegas police are investigating a crash that left a pedestrian dead Friday night.
A stretch of the 215 Beltway in northwest Las Vegas will be reduced to a single lane during overnight work scheduled over the next three weeks, Clark County officials said.
President Donald Trump cast doubt Friday on tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border, dismissing “phony stories of sadness and grief” while asserting the real victims of the nation’s immigration crisis are Americans killed by those who cross the border unlawfully.
A Las Vegas teenager was indicted Friday on charges arising from an incident more than four months ago
It’s shameful that dems and the media exploited this photo of a little girl to push their agenda.
Now he’s got a book deal, and publicists — and armed guards.
U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who killed himself in a French hotel room earlier this month, had no narcotics or alcohol in his body when he died, a local prosecutor said on Friday.
On a cold day in February, Takuto Okamoto guided his first tour group to a sight few outsiders had witnessed in person: the construction cranes looming over Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
The U.S. military will face a difficult task in identifying the remains of soldiers missing from the Korean War as the Pentagon prepares to receive them from North Korea in coming days, officials and experts said.
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 20 percent tariff on all European Union-assembled cars coming into the United States, a month after the administration launched an investigation into whether auto imports pose a national security threat.
Assemblywoman Shirley Weber’s bill to change the standards for when police can use deadly force got its first hearing in the state Senate this week, via that chamber’s Public Safety Committee.
The Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the border, and the ensuing confusion over its decision to temporarily walk back some of those policies, has dominated the news.
OPEC agreed on Friday to raise oil production by around 1 million barrels per day from July for the group and its allies, an OPEC source said.
Italy on Friday urged Malta to take in a ship carrying more than 200 rescued migrants as the new government pressures European partners to shoulder more of the burden of immigration from North Africa.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel downplayed expectations of a major breakthrough being reached at Sunday’s hastily-arranged talks between some EU leaders on the migration dispute dividing Europe.
Electric car maker Tesla Inc’s move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar employees.
Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reports that in the early morning hours of June 22 nd , 2018 his office received
a phone call for a burglary alarm at the TNT Pit Stop located at the corner of State Route 7 and Story’s Run
The Honduran toddler pictured sobbing in a pink jacket before U.S. President Donald Trump on an upcoming cover of Time magazine was not separated from her mother at the U.S. border, according to a man who says he is the girl’s father.
The Perryville Police Department reports the Chester Bridge is one lane only due to work on the bridge, but will briefly return to two-lane traffic for the Independence Day holiday.
Unemployment rates decreased over-the-year in May in all of
Illinois’s metropolitan areas
Sales tax revenue for the city of Ste. Genevieve is down for the month, but still up for the year to date according to the Missouri Department of Revenue.
Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development Deputy Director David Grimes may have been a bit surprised to be able to make that statement in a recent email to correspondents.
The Perry County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division has released its latest report of arrests.
The Ste. Genevieve Police Department has released its latest report.
The Ste. Genevieve Volunteer Fire Department will be celebrating 125 Years of service to the community in FY 2019.
What do you get when 71 students from 27 Illinois electric and telephone cooperatives join more than 1,800 of their peers across the United States?
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) Thursday voted for the Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R.2), commonly known as the Farm Bill.
State Rep. Jerry Costello II, D-Smithton, was presented a Certificate of Appreciation from the Kaskaskia River Delta Waterfowl Chapter for his Outstanding Support of the First Hunt Program Tuesday.
A 19 year old Fordyce man has been charged in Calhoun County Circuit Court with theft of property. The incident occurred on June 6, when according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court, Payton Sisson of Fordyce took a car belonging to his girl friend without her permission and drove it to Warren. Sisson called
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce officers made a total of 10 arrests between June 11 and 18. On June 12, officer Bryce McKinney arrested 33 year old Christopher Michael Walker of Little Rock and charged him with 1st degree terroristic threatening. Also on the 12th, officer Charles Still
The Fordyce School board will meet in special session this Monday at noon in the middle school board room. On the agenda is the resignation of Jennifer Willliams. The board will consider hiring Lena Rogers as Fordyce Elementary Assistant Principal, Lytonya Ferrell and Victoria Bennett at Fordyce Elementary and