US Quits UN Human Rights Council Claiming “Mockery of Human Rights”

The US have withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), claiming the international body is a “cesspool of political bias”. US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said during a media conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the body was “hypocritical and self-serving” while making “a mockery of human rights”.…

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Ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort jailed

Paul Manafort, campaign chairman for the Trump election campaign, has been jailed awaiting trial for witness tampering. Mr Manafort was charged with witness tampering as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the US election. US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson revoked his bail in Washington, sentencing him to jail after…

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Nearly 2000 children separated from parents in two months at US-Mexico border

The US Government said that 1,995 children have been separated from 1,940 adults between April 19 and May 31 as part of the Trump administration’s stricter border control policies. This has occurred as the result of a ‘zero tolerance’ policy announced by US Attorney General Jeff Session under which criminal charges are placed against those…

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Trade war between China, US likely as Trump imposes $50 billion in tariffs

US President Donald Trump declared $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports as the two nations look to be moving towards a trade war. Mr Trump announced a list of more than 800 strategic Chinese imports to be subject to a 25 percent tariff from July 6th, including cars. China has responded in kind, announcing…

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