U.S. homeland security chief asserts family reunifications on track

The chief of the U.S. Homeland Security Department has told members of Congress that the government is “on track” to meet Thursday’s court-ordered deadline of reuniting hundreds of migrant children with their families, lawmakers who met privately with her said. Wednesday’s assertion by Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was greeted with open disbelief and anger, according to […]

Remaining cult members in 1995 sarin attack on Tokyo subway executed

Japan executed six more members of the doomsday cult group Aum Shinrikyo on Thursday that perpetrated the deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995. All 13 members of the cult that were on death row have now been executed, after Chizuo Matsumoto, the cult’s former leader who went by the name Shoko […]

Suicide blast kills at least 31 amid Pakistan election

At least 31 people are dead after a suicide bomber struck outside a crowded polling station in Quetta, Pakistan, during general election voting Wednesday for the third consecutive civilian government. Thirty-five people were wounded, several reportedly in critical condition, in the attack in the provincial capital of Baluchistan, raising concerns the death toll could rise, […]

CNN says its correspondent excluded from White House event

CNN said on Wednesday that one of its White House correspondents, Kaitlan Collins, was excluded from covering one of  U.S. President Donald Trump’s events on Wednesday, prompting a complaint by the White House Correspondents Association. Collins was barred from a Rose Garden event for asking questions at an earlier event about an audio recording of Trump purportedly speaking with his […]

Trump, EU leader agree to talks on lowering trade barriers – will hold off on further tariffs, for now

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States and the European Union were kicking off talks aimed at lowering trade barriers as officials looked to head off a brewing trade war. “This was a very big day for free and fair trade, a very big day indeed,” Trump told reporters at the White House after meeting with European […]