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".
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.
Feds piece together Michael Cohen's shredded documents, still can't access BlackBerry
Prosecutors in NY said in a court filing later Friday that they are still processing material seized from Cohen in an April raid . Trump has repeatedly said there was no collusion, and Russian Federation has denied interference.
Trump barrels into G-7 summit, ready to fight United States allies
President Donald Trump told reporters as he departed the White House for the Group of Seven meeting in Canada . Russian Federation should be invited back to the summits of leading advanced countries, U.S.
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 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 18 2018
Iceland fans bring back Viking clap celebration at Russia World Cup
The 29-year-old said Iceland respected their more illustrious opponents but weren't in awe of the likes of Messi. Football fans can live stream all World Cup games in English or Español on fuboTV (Try for FREE ).
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 14 2018
President Trump meets Singaporean PM for pre-summit talks
In March, Mr Trump surprised the world by accepting an invitation from Mr Kim - delivered via Seoul - to meet in person. Trump is also on his way to Singapore from Canada after attending the Group of Seven leaders' meeting in Quebec.
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 11 2018
RACE: Vettel wins in Canada to seize championship lead
Vettel set the pace throughout the Q3 top 10 shootout, posting a time of 1m10.776s on his first run to take top spot. Every single lap I was kind of on the edge just waiting for the power to drop away and disappear.
Jun 10 2018
After Wuhan, Modi meets Xi Jinping in Qingdao
Matters pertaining to bilateral relations between Pakistan and China came under discussion during the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State meeting.
Jun 09 2018
No UK ministers will be resigning over Brexit backstop
May's Northern Irish allies called that "an outrageous attempt to revert to the annexation of Northern Ireland". The prime minister's spokesman said: "There isn't going to be a second referendum".
Jun 09 2018
Whittaker favoured in non-title rematch with Romero for UFC 225
UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker easily hit the mark, but after a hard cut, his opponent, Yoel Romero did not. Looking significantly worst-for-wear, "The Soldier of God" once again stripped down and weighed in behind a towel.
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