Jun 20 2018
In a span of less than two months, USA officials have separated some 2,300 children from their parents after they crossed the border into the US, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
The most recent tension between the US and the council came Monday, when the U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called Mr. Trump's zero-tolerance policy that has caused family separation at the border "unconscionable".
She said the U.S.had tried for the past year to reform the council, but to no avail, adding. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was regrettable and that the council was the "best tool the global community has to address impunity". 'The Human Rights Council is a poor defender of human rights'.
In particular, the council's focus on Israeli behavior towards Palestinians in the territory it occupies on the West Bank and in Gaza has infuriated Washington. Even many who agree with Washington's long standing criticisms of the body believe the United States should actively work to reform it from within, rather than disengaging. No other country has such a mandate leveled against it.
Instead, the U.S. State Dept.is making the historic move to protest what it calls is the Council's anti-Israel bias. From 2012 to 2016, the UNHRC adopted 123 condemnatory resolutions against specific countries.
The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling it a "cesspool of political bias".
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On 1 June, the USA imposed a 25% tariff for steel and 10% for aluminium on imports from the EU, Canada, and Mexico. Trump said he pushed for the elimination of trade barriers, including subsidies and tariffs, at the G-7 meeting.
When the official announcement is made, this story will be updated with additional information.
She said the decision was an affirmation of U.S. respect for human rights, a commitment that "does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organisation that makes a mockery of human rights".
Rights groups accused the United States of withdrawing from its global obligations to protect human rights. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein on Monday called on Washington to halt its "unconscionable" policy. She said that the UNHRC was a "forum for politics, hypocrisy and evasion", that included major human rights violators such as Venezuela, Cuba, China, Burundi and Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile the campaign group Human Rights Watch criticised President Trump's human rights policy as "one-dimensional".
This is the first time since the Human Rights Council was formed in 2006 that a sitting member would volunteer to step aside, though Libya was suspended in 2011 after a government crackdown on unarmed protesters. Ambassador Haley has accused the council of a "relentless, pathological campaign" against Israel, and said the United States would leave unless the body gets rid of its "chronic anti-Israel bias".
Known as "Item 7", this item means that Israel's treatment of the Palestinians comes under scrutiny at each of three annual sessions.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley plan to announce the withdrawal at the State Department at 5pm, according to two anonymous sources close to the matter, Bloomberg reports.
Jun 19 2018
Ted Cruz, Jimmy Kimmel face off in game of one-on-one
When the Rockets lost, Kimmel mocked Cruz on Twitter and said he looked like a " blobfish ". Cruz, who was on his high school's varsity basketball team, is the bookies' favorite to win.
Jun 19 2018
‘We will not apologize:’ Homeland Security chief Nielsen defends immigration policy
In an opinion piece in the Washington Post , former first lady Laura Bush , wife of the previous Republican president, George W. Bush, said she lives in a border state and appreciates the need to enforce and protect the USA borders. "It is immoral.
Jun 18 2018
Germany Mexico Free Live Stream, TV FIFA World Cup 2018
Thursday's World Cup opener was played in a library compared with the atmosphere at Sunday's Mexico-Germany game. Mexico faced Germany previous year in the FIFA Confederations Cup where they witnessed a 4-1 defeat in Sochi.
Jun 18 2018
One Deputy Killed, Another in Critical Condition After Kansas City Shooting
The deputies were attacked by an inmate while driving a transport vehicle near the Wyandotte County courthouse in Kansas City. Bailiff said the inmate was being taken across the street from the jail, to the services building, for a court hearing.
Jun 17 2018
Phil Mickelson moving ball: Twitter goes wild US Open mistake
World number one Johnson was the only man under par through 36 holes, leading the tournament with a four-under total of 136. Phil Mickelson reacts to a shot from the fescue on the fifth hole during the third round of the U.S.
Jun 16 2018
PM Modi congratulates people of Afghanistan over historic Test vs India
The star player will not just be missed by India but the opposing team as well, who will miss out on a chance to bowl to him. The troubled country has yet to play an global game at home and the possibility of doing so in the future is remote as well.
Jun 14 2018
Little girl from Charleston shares big voice with 'America's Got Talent' judges
Before she was even done, the audience was on their feet. "The only thing I can do for you, young lady, is give you.my golden buzzer!" "Oh my gosh.
Jun 12 2018
With Tony for 'The Band's Visit,' Ari'el Stachel Embraces His Roots
The cast of " Once on This Island " performs onstage during the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The musical also won Best Revival, Best Choreography, and Best Leading Actress in a Musical, among others.
Jun 12 2018
Gears Pop! are a thing from Funko and Microsoft
The third title announced was Gear Tactics , a new Gears of War RTS game; which will be available exclusively for PC. Interestingly, Gears Tactics seems to be exclusive to the PC, with more details incoming at a later date.
Jun 11 2018
Trump's Chief Economic Adviser Says Justin Trudeau "Stabbed Us in the Back"
But Kudlow probably didn't help the message he was sending to the Canadian leader by once referring to him as "Pierre Trudeau". In response to US duties, Canada has already issued its own tariff threats, which Trudeau said would go into effect on July 1.
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