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Source: Reuters

In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

Thursday 05:16 GMT

Epigmenio Centeno had hoped to cross the Mexican border into the United States in the coming months, but he and his wife have shelved their plans for fear of being separated from their two sons under U.S. President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

“The indirect effect of this Trump policy, which I’m sure they were aware of, and don’t even care, is handing the problem to Mexico,” said Gustavo Mohar, a former Mexican immigration official.

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Source: New York Times

For Hugh Grant, a Smaller Screen Brings a More Complex Role

Today 06:08 GMT

In “A Very English Scandal,” which debuts on Amazon Prime Video this Friday, June 29, Hugh Grant steps away from romantic hero types to play Jeremy Thorpe, the brilliant, charming, manipulative and ruthless Eton- and Oxford-educated member of Parliament who became the leader of the Liberal Party, and who in 1979 was tried on charges of conspiring to murder his former lover, Norman Scott. For Mr. Grant, Thorpe is a departure from his two signature personas: Mr. Nice Guy, seen in movies like “Four Weddings and a Funeral” (which made him famous) and “Notting Hill” (which made him even more so), and Mr. Charming Cad, from the Bridget Jones films and “About a Boy.”

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Source: DW

From divine to downfall: James Levine at 75

Today 06:08 GMT

Levine's stint in Munich until 2004 was highly praised by music critics however, with the Süddeutsche Zeitung writing that he had brought "new splendor to the Munich Philharmonic Hall.". James Levine, born in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 23, 1943, was obsessed with music even as a child, staging operas in a wooden box and taking his grandmother's knitting needle to mark the beat to music on the radio.

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Source: New York Times

In an East Boston Shipyard, a Fresh Idea for Art

Today 06:08 GMT

“People don’t usually get this vantage point,” said Jill Medvedow, the longtime director of the Institute of Contemporary Art here.

“It’s important that East Boston’s evolution be integrated with the rest of Boston and that the vibrancy of Boston doesn’t leave East Boston residents out,” he said. He credited the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, for partnering with local groups like the Neighborhood Health Center, the East Boston Social Centers and Maverick Landing Community Services.

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Source: Fox News

4 common mistakes in retirement planning

Friday 06:09 GMT

We all make mistakes, but when planning for your retirement some mistakes can have a negative impact on your golden years.

Newman advised four common mistakes in retirement planning and how to avoid them:. •    Investing like you’re still young. “It starts with knowing what lifestyle you want to achieve in retirement and the options that will both protect you and enhance what should be the best years of your life.”

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Source: CBS News

China blocks talk of John Oliver for taunting leader Xi Jinping

Friday 11:51 GMT

A popular Chinese social media site is censoring discussion of "Last Week Tonight" and its HBO host John Oliver after he mocked Chinese President Xi Jinping, his apparent sensitivity about being compared to Winnie the Pooh and his country's crackdown on human rights. Attempts to send posts with either the terms "John Oliver" or "Last Week Tonight" on the Sina Weibo microblog Friday were met with failure messages saying "the content contains information that violates relevant laws and regulations."

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Source: CBS News

Johnny Depp: "I was as low as I believe I could have gotten" after money and marital problems

Thursday 21:55 GMT

At the time, Depp was battling his former business managers, alleging that they mismanaged $400 million of his money throughout a lucrative period of his career.

Depp said that the brothers cost him $6 million in fees after they failed to pay his taxes on time for 13 years; the Mandels hit back that they were not able to pay the taxes on time because Depp was cash poor. Depp also complained that the Mandels paid his sister $7 million and his assistant $750,000 without telling him, and let his family in Kentucky spend exorbitant amounts of money.

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Source: CBS News

This "Hot Dog Water" sells for $37.99 a bottle

Thursday 21:55 GMT

Sales of the water were brisk at the Sunday festival, according to Bevans, whose booth also offered accessories, such as Hot Dog Water lip balm and Hot Dog Water breath spray.

The Hot Dog Water idea came as commentary on what Bevans, a tour operator by trade as well as an artist, called the "health-quackery product market."

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Source: NBC News

Space station experiment will create the coldest spot in the universe

Friday 09:05 GMT

More than 250 miles above Earth, a suitcase-size device aboard the International Space Station will soon be used to chill atoms to just a hair above absolute zero, creating the coldest spot in the universe and possibly shedding new light on some of the biggest mysteries in physics.

In the space station’s microgravity environment, Thompson said, the condensates float to give scientists up to 10 seconds to study them.

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Source: Common Domain

Unbanked: Marshall Islands Gets Further Cut Off From the World’s Money

Friday 11:51 GMT

Without an international banking relationship, the bank gets cut off from a number of services, not just from handling international money transfers but also cashing paychecks from one of the island’s largest employers—the U.S. military base.

On the Marshall Islands--a chain of volcanic islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, population 53,066—the only homegrown bank can’t issue credit cards, doesn’t have any ATMs and sends well-worn dollar bills between its island branches by boat.

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Source: The Guradian

Jamie Oliver: the recipe that changed my life

Friday 11:51 GMT

Rotolo is a Tuscan dish, involving homemade sheet pasta, greens (spinach, stinging nettles, borage), ricotta, parmesan and porcini, all rolled up and baked in tomato sauce, then sliced and served with sage butter.

Pasta as silken as a scarf; greens the very opposite of what most British kids knew, because since the war we had tended to boil the shit out of them, whereas here, braised with garlic and butter and nutmeg, they were intense, dark green, delicious.

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Source: Common Domain

A Lodge on Lake Superior in Michigan Preserves the Past

Friday 11:51 GMT

Mr. Erickson said that most likely, Granot Loma’s new owner will be either an individual buyer or a corporate buyer that could turn it into a retreat or rehab center.

An 18-foot stone mantle in the great room is even older, and was salvaged from a sunken vessel in Lake Superior when the home was constructed. Virtually everything in the lodge is vintage or antique, from the silver and mother of pearl-inlaid pool table and the Steinway baby grand piano to the jukebox in the bar.

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Source: Common Domain

Administration Working on Measures to Protect Farmers in Trade Fight With China

Wednesday 20:59 GMT

The Trump administration is working on measures that protect agriculture and other critical industries from retaliatory tariffs being threatened by China amid an escalating trade dispute between the two countries, a top adviser to President Donald Trump said.

On Monday, Mr. Trump escalated a trade conflict with China, asking his administration to identify a new list of $200 billion in Chinese goods that would be penalized with tariffs.

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Source: CBS News

"No system" to reunite children with parents in detention, former Obama official says

Friday 00:38 GMT

"There is currently no system in place to reunite children with parents who are in detention," Open Society Fellow Bob Carey said.

In a rare reversal, President Trump said Wednesday the U.S. will maintain "zero-tolerance" at the border but will allow migrant families to stay together temporarily, backing down on his own administration's policy separating children from their parents who have come to the U.S. illegally. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says they are taking "immediate steps" to implement the president's new executive order.

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Source: Common Domain

Spain Overcomes Iran’s Stubborn Defense in the World Cup

Friday 00:38 GMT

In the 54th minute, Spain broke through Iran’s defensive wall to win 1-0 and avoid the precarious position of possibly missing the knockout stage of its second consecutive World Cup.

For much of this game, the Iranians looked like they could fend off their favored adversaries even as Spain dominated possession and camped out in their attacking third of the field. The Iranians still have a hope, with one win and one loss, but face an uphill battle to get a result against Portugal while the Spaniards get to face the group’s weakest side, winless Morocco.

Source: Global News

‘It’s heartbreaking’: Advocates work to reunite migrant kids with parents amid U.S. separation crisis

Today 13:37 GMT
Source: New York Times

On Family Separation, Federal Workers Often Agonized Over Enforcement

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: NBC News

U.S. prepares for North Korea's return of American war remains

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: CBS News

Trump threatens 20% tariff on cars imported from Europe

Today 15:30 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Families torn apart: the anatomy of Trump's immigration U-turn

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: Global News

ANALYSIS: Canada already seeing effects of Trump’s immigration clampdown

Today 15:28 GMT
Source: New York Times

Trump, Defending Immigration Policy, Laments Deaths Caused by People Who ‘Shouldn’t Be Here’

Today 13:37 GMT
Source: Common Domain

In the U.K., the Average Asking Price is 45% Above the Average Sale Price

Friday 06:09 GMT
Source: The Guradian

YouTube faces paying billions to music stars after copyright vote

Thursday 08:11 GMT
Source: Common Domain

European Firms Fret Over Made-In-China Policy

Wednesday 23:55 GMT
Source: Global News

Reduce taxes, fees to help grow Canada’s airline industry, lower prices: study

Friday 03:25 GMT
Source: Common Domain

England’s Southend-on-Sea Has Seen Prices Rise Almost 291% Since 2000

Thursday 21:00 GMT
Source: Global News

Welcome to the era of flat home prices

Thursday 16:26 GMT
Source: Fox News

Japan and Senegal fans impress at World Cup after helping to clean up stadiums

Thursday 05:16 GMT

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