German, French ministers suggest fund to create incentives for reforms

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany and France’s economy ministers said on Wednesday that the European Union’s future economic success depended on more structural reforms, perhaps encouraged by a special fund, greater investment and a defending of open markets. Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier delivers a statement after the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, Germany June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier and French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said in…

"German, French ministers suggest fund to create incentives for reforms"

Jack Wilshire to join Premier League club after Arsenal exit, Liverpool starlet wanted by rivals, Tottenham blow and more transfer gossip

PAPER TALK Jack Wilshere, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham all feature in today’s gossip column Here’s a round-up of all the top football headlines and transfer-related gossip from Wednesday’s newspapers and online… Everton, Southampton and Crystal Palace have been tipped as possible destinations for Jack Wilshere after he called time on his 17-year Arsenal career. The 26-year-old is to weigh up offers from the trio over the coming weeks. (The Times) Wolves and West Ham…

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Trump urges Republicans to fix family separation crisis

Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers Tuesday he backed their efforts to craft an immigration solution that ends the politically toxic practice of separating families on the US-Mexico border. Just hours after doubling down on his administration’s much-derided policy that triggers separations of migrant children from their parents, Trump braved frustrated and in some cases angry fellow Republicans to assure he wanted their swift resolution to the crisis. While top officials…

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Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers in first major attack since ceasefire: governor

KABUL (Reuters) – Taliban militants killed 30 members of the Afghan security forces in an ambush in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The three-day Taliban ceasefire ended on Sunday. Provincial governor Abdul Qafoor Malikzai said the Taliban attacked two security posts in the early hours. Abdul Aziz Bek, head of the Badghis provincial council, said one military…

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Taliban kill 30 soldiers in first major attack since ceasefire, governor says

KABUL (Reuters) – Taliban militants killed 30 security forces in an ambush on two checkpoints in the farwestern province of Badghis early on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since the their Eid ceasefire. The Taliban’s three-day ceasefire ended on Sunday. Reporting by Rupam Jain; Writing by Nick Macfie Source link

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United States withdraws from UN human rights council as criticism mounts over border policy

The United States announced it was withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, dismissing it as a “cesspool of political bias” for its anti-Israel stance. It marks the latest rejection of multilateral engagement by the Trump administration – following its exit from the Paris climate accords and the Iran nuclear deal – and comes a day after the UN’s most senior human rights official condemned the US for separating children from parents at the…

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Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon landslides and floods ahead of the peak rainy season expected in July. People walk after a storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh June 10, 2018. Kristiana Marton/Save the Children/Handout via REUTERS Just a few days of downpours and storms at the onset of monsoon earlier this month triggered…

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World Cup: Japan fans impress by cleaning up stadium

Image copyright Reuters After a heated World Cup match, the stands are usually left with food waste, cups and wrappers scattered in the heat of the moment. Japanese fans certainly had reason to go wild on Tuesday night. Their side won their opening game, beating Colombia 2-1, and securing the team’s first victory against a South American side. But after the team swept Colombia off the pitch, Japanese fans also did their share of sweeping:…

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