Weekly World News Update: June 20, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:01 PM | Anonymous

June 20, 2018

Weekly World News Update

U.S. Immigration Battle; Migrant Crisis in Europe; U.S. Says 'No' to UN Human Rights Council; Unrest in Nicaragua; Turkey Goes to the Polls; U.S.-China Trade War

Quote of the Week

“I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart."  

-- Former First Lady Laura Bush compares what’s happening at the U.S. border to Japanese internment camps in a Sunday op-ed in the Washington Post.

U.S. Immigration Battle

Sessions’ Draconian Asylum Decision” Caroline Bettinger-López and Rachel Vogelstein -- Foreign Affairs, June 15, 2018

The Facts About Trump’s Policy of Separating Families at the Border Salvador Rizzo -- The Washington Post, June 19, 2018

No More 'Internment Camps': Democrats Disrupt Congressional Hearing Sarah N. Lynch and Susan Cornwell -- Reuters, June 19, 2018

Is it Fair to Call the U.S.’s Migrant Child Detention Centers “Concentration Camps”? Annalisa Merelli -- Quartz, June 19, 2018

How Anti-Immigration Passion Was Inflamed from the Fringe Michael D. Shear and Katie Benner -- New York Times, June 18, 2018

Migrant Crisis in Europe

France Offers to Take in Aquarius Ship Migrants as Tensions Soar with Italy Romina McGuinness -- Express, June 18, 2018

Merkel Gets Two Weeks to Solve Migrant Crisis Kate Ferguson -- Daily Mail, June 17, 2018

Migration Is Down, Crime Is Low, but Merkel Is in Trouble” Krishnadev Calamur -- The Atlantic, June 18, 2018

Turkey Goes to the Polls

Will Spike in Fake News Have an Impact on Elections in Turkey?” Faisal Edroos -- Al Jazeera, June 14, 2018

Turkey Elections 2018: Everything You Need to Know Kareem Shaheen -- The Guardian, June 18, 2018

Why Erdogan Is Entering Key June Elections with a Far-Right Ally Umut Uras -- Al Jazeera, June 18, 2018

Unrest in Nicaragua

Nicaragua Protests Take a New Turn: Empty Streets” Alfonso Flores Bermúdez and Elisabeth Malkin -- The New York Times, June 14, 2018

Nicaragua Is Heading Down the Same Dark Path as Venezuela” Margarita Herdocia -- Time, June 13, 2018

Barricades and Empty Streets: Nicaragua’s Leader Loses Control” Juan Montes -- The Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2018

U.S.-China Trade War

What Can Beijing Do if China-U.S. Trade Row Worsens?” Ryan Woo -- Reuters, June 19, 2018

The Mystifying List of Things that Trump Is Happy to Let China Export to the U.S. Tariff-Free" Gwynn Guilford -- Quartz, June 18, 2018

U.S. Says 'No' to UN Human Rights Council

U.S. Quits 'Biased' UN Human Rights Council” Editor's Post -- BBC, June 20, 2018

U.S. Leaving UN's Human Rights Council, Cites Anti-Israel Bias Jamey Keaten and Edith M. Lederer -- The Associated Press in the New York Times, June 20, 2018


 

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