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French jogger detained after crossing US-Canada border

Image copyright AFP/Family handout Image caption Ms Roman said she did not see any signs on the beach and dirt path she jogged along A young French woman who went for an evening jog along a Canadian beach spent two weeks in US immigration detention after straying across the border. Cedella Roman, 19, who was visiting her mother in British Columbia, decided to run along the beach that leads to Canada’s border with the United States on 21 May. Ms Roman told Canadian media she turned on to a dirt path for a few metres as the tide rose, and stopped to take a picture before retracing her steps. She was then confronted by two US border patrol agents who arrested her for crossing into Blaine, Washington. “He started telling me that I had crossed the border illegally and I told him I r...

Sarah Sanders kicked out of restaurant because of work for Trump

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sarah Sanders said she would continue to treat those with opposing views “respectfully” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was kicked out of a restaurant on Friday night because she works for President Donald Trump. A co-owner of the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, asked Ms Sanders and her family to leave as a protest against the Trump administration. Ms Sanders tweeted that “her actions say far more about her than about me”. Stephanie Wilkinson said she believed Ms Sanders worked for an “inhumane and unethical” administration. She told the Washington Post that she decided to ask the Trump spokeswoman to leave the 26-seat, “farm-to-table” restaurant after talking to her staff. “Tell me what y...

Poll: 75 Percent of Americans Say Immigration Good for US

Most Americans oppose the separation of immigrant families at the border, and a larger share of people than at any point since 2001 say immigration is good for the nation. Sign Up For the Morning Briefing Newsletter Those were just some of the findings of polls published in the past week that shed new light on attitudes toward immigration, a subject that many Americans view as a top concern ahead of this fall’s midterm elections. While most oppose President Trump’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border, fellow Republicans were more likely to support it than not, the polls found. Since the polls were conducted, however, the president caved to public pressure and agreed to stop the separation policy by detaining families at the border together for an indefinite perio...

Arguments and second-guessing: Inside Trump’s reversal on separating migrant families

Immigration policy: Families separated at border Photo gallery by photo services The White House’s hastily crafted executive order to end child separations spurred confusion and fights within the federal government, and second-guessing from the president who had demanded the order in the first place. Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington Post Amid continuing fallout from the Trump administration’s family separation policy, and a disjointed retreat earlier this week, senior officials met Friday to craft a plan for reuniting immigrant children with their parents or guardians, though it remained unclear how long that work will take. The midday meeting was designed for officials to hash out exactly how they would reunite the more than 2,500 migra...

DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the department has partially complied with subpoenas from the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees after officials turned over more than a thousand new documents this week. House Republicans had given the Justice Department and FBI a Friday deadline for all documents, most of which are related to the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation and the handling of its probe into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s emails. Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said the department asked for more time and they will get ...

Zimbabwe President Survives Assassination Attempt as Vote Looms

© Bloomberg Zimbabwe Lacks Reforms to Ensure Fair Vote, Rights Group Says (Bloomberg) — Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa escaped unscathed after an explosion at an election rally injured both his deputies, with the blast coming within hours of a separate grenade attack on Ethiopia’s prime minister. “’It exploded a few inches from me, but it is not my time,” Mnangagwa said in comments broadcast by state-owned media. Footage from the stadium at Bulawayo on Saturday showed the president and other VIPs walking off the stage seconds before the blast went off near the foot of the stairs. “It’s just an element of defeatists. The country is peaceful.” Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also survived an attempt on his life earlier on Saturday, minutes after addressing tens of thousand...

Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

LAS VEGAS — President Donald Trump pressed his tough immigration stance at a Nevada political convention Saturday, telling hundreds “we have to be very strong” to keep people, including violent gang members, from entering the country illegally. Trump was in Las Vegas to boost the candidacy of Dean Heller, the only Republican U.S. senator seeking re-election in a state that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Trump and Heller have papered over their once prickly relationship to present a united front in their shared goal of helping Republicans maintain, if not expand, their thin 51-49 majority in the Senate. Heller was among the officials waiting on the sweltering airport tarmac to greet Trump. In remarks to several hundred people attending the Nevada GOP Convention, Trump por...

Eric Shawn: So, what’s the plan?

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Vatican ex-diplomat sentenced to five years on child pornography charges

Image copyright Vatican Media/Reuters Image caption Father Capella (left, with his lawyer) was tried at the Vatican A former Vatican diplomat has been sentenced to five years in prison for child pornography offences. Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella pleaded guilty at a Vatican court, which heard that dozens of pornographic photos and videos were found on his mobile phone. He said he had suffered a personal crisis while working at the Vatican embassy in Washington DC. The priest was recalled from the US last year after authorities notified the Vatican of their suspicions. The US had asked that Capella’s diplomatic immunity be lifted so he could face charges there. Canadian police later issued an arrest warrant for Capella, an Italian. The former diplomat will serve his sentence in the ...

World Cup 2018: Fifa investigates Switzerland duo over goal celebrations

Xhaka (left) and Xherdan Shaqiri both play their football in England Football’s world governing body has opened an investigation into Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri’s goal celebrations during Switzerland’s World Cup victory over Serbia. Both players are ethnic Albanians from Kosovo, where a Serbian crackdown on the Albanian population only ended with Nato military intervention in 1999. They appeared to make an eagle gesture as they celebrated in a symbol of the two-headed eagle on the Albanian flag. Both players were booed by Serbia fans. In a statement, Fifa said its disciplinary committee had opened proceedings against Xhaka and Shaqiri, adding: “In relation to the same match, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Serbian FA for crowd disturbance...