Confusion reigns over fate of detained migrant children

Confusion reigns over fate of detained migrant children

Media captionMelania Trump: “I want to help reunite children with their families” The fate of hundreds of undocumented children taken from parents remains unclear a day after President Donald Trump moved to roll back his policy. He ordered on Wednesday that the children be held with their parents while they are detained on charges of […]

US court backs states over web sales tax

US court backs states over web sales tax

Image copyright Getty Images The top court in the US has ruled that states can force online companies to collect sales tax from their customers. Previously, companies without a physical presence in a state were exempt from sales tax collection requirements. The Supreme Court said the physical presence rule was “unsound and incorrect”. The 5-4 […]

Migrant children: Trump promises to ‘keep families together’

Migrant children: Trump promises to ‘keep families together’

Media caption‘We’ll be signing something in a little while’ US President Donald Trump has promised action to “keep families together” amid fury over separations of undocumented child migrants from adults. “I’ll be signing something in a little while that’s going to do that,” he told reporters at the White House. The Department of Homeland Security […]

Hungary passes ‘Stop Soros’ law banning help for migrants

Hungary passes ‘Stop Soros’ law banning help for migrants

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hungary erected fences after the big migrant influx in 2015 and few asylum seekers have been accepted The Hungarian parliament has passed new legislation that criminalises lawyers and activists who help asylum seekers. Anyone “facilitating illegal immigration” will face a year in jail. Viktor Orban’s government has dubbed the […]

New York sues Trump Foundation, alleging ‘extensive’ lawbreaking

New York sues Trump Foundation, alleging ‘extensive’ lawbreaking

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump’s children, Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr were named in the lawsuit New York’s attorney general announced on Thursday she was suing the Trump Foundation, as well as Donald Trump and his children, alleging “extensive and persistent” lawbreaking. Barbara Underwood said the charitable foundation had engaged in “unlawful political […]

Kashmir journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

Kashmir journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

Image copyright Shujaat Bukhari/Twitter A leading newspaper journalist and editor in Indian-administered Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari, has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Srinagar. Bukhari, a frequent contributor to the BBC News website, was attacked in his car near the office of the Rising Kashmir newspaper, which he edited. He was taken to hospital but […]

Ceuta and Melilla: Spain wants rid of anti-migrant razor wire

Ceuta and Melilla: Spain wants rid of anti-migrant razor wire

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A golfer hits a tee shot as African migrants attempt to cross into the Spanish territory of Melilla Spain’s new interior minister has vowed to do “everything possible” to remove the “anti-migrant” razor wire fences, which separate Morocco from the Spanish territories of Ceuta and Melilla. The tiny enclaves on […]

Germany migrant row threatens Merkel coalition

Germany migrant row threatens Merkel coalition

Image copyright EPA Image caption Horst Seehofer (L) opposes Chancellor Merkel’s liberal stance on immigration A major rift has opened up between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her interior minister over migrant policy, threatening her coalition government. The minister, Horst Seehofer of the Christian Social Union (CSU), wants police to have the power to turn […]

World Cup 2018: Ronaldo and Robbie Williams star in opening ceremony

World Cup 2018: Ronaldo and Robbie Williams star in opening ceremony

Russian soprano Aida Garifullina and Robbie Williams performed a duet of the British singer’s hit Angels British singer Robbie Williams and Brazil legend Ronaldo got the 2018 World Cup in Russia under way with the opening ceremony in Moscow. Williams performed a series of his hits, joined by Russian soprano Aida Garifullina, prior to the […]

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