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As newspapers unite to defend press freedom, Trump accuses them of 'COLLUSION'

As newspapers unite to defend press freedom, Trump accuses them of 'COLLUSION'President Trump on Thursday accused national newspapers that are participating in a Boston Globe-led editorial campaign protesting his attacks on the press of colluding against him.



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Israel reopens Gaza crossing as truce talks press on

Israel reopens Gaza crossing as truce talks press onIsrael reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after closing it to most deliveries on July 9 over months of border tensions, as relative calm returned and truce talks pressed ahead. The crossing is a vital lifeline for Gazans and their crippled economy, but Israel had closed it to goods except for food and medicine to pressure Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the blockaded Palestinian enclave. The opening came as speculation mounted over negotiations mediated by Egypt and UN officials to reach a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas.



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The Latest: Manafort lawyer press Gates on 'lies'

The Latest: Manafort lawyer press Gates on 'lies'ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local):



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Hong Kong press club pressured by Beijing to cancel talk

Hong Kong press club pressured by Beijing to cancel talkHong Kong’s leader joined mainland China Sunday in urging the city’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club to cancel a planned speech by a Hong Kong independence advocate whose party is threatened with a ban. “We respect the international media and respect the Foreign Correspondents’ Club’s activities in Hong Kong,” said Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, expressing “regret” at the planned event. “I hope our friends in the FCC will also respect that the Hong Kong SAR is an inseparable part of the People’s Republic of China,” she said, noting that its historic club building was government-owned.



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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Refuses To Say Press Isn't 'The Enemy Of The People'

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Refuses To Say Press Isn't 'The Enemy Of The People'White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday refused to say



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CNN's Jake Tapper Condemns Trump’s Treatment Of The Press After Tampa Rally

CNN's Jake Tapper Condemns Trump’s Treatment Of The Press After Tampa Rally> To Trump supporters out there: Imagine liberals shouting down a reporter



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Mike Pence Defends White House Banning CNN Reporter From Press Event

Mike Pence Defends White House Banning CNN Reporter From Press EventVice President Mike Pence stood by the White House's decision to ban a CNN



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Brazil's Temer to press Pence on U.S. treatment of migrant families

Brazil's Temer to press Pence on U.S. treatment of migrant familiesPresident Michel Temer will press U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during his two-day visit to Brazil on cases of Brazilian children separated from their parents upon trying to enter the United States, a Brazilian diplomat said on Monday. Pence will hold bilateral talks with Temer and other Brazilian officials on Tuesday. Temer “will express his worries about the treatment” of about 50 Brazilian children who were separated from their parents as part of the Trump administration’s policy of seeking to detain and prosecute anyone accused of entering the country illegally, said Brazilian diplomat Fernando Magalhaes during a Monday foreign ministry briefing in Brasilia.



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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders asked to leave Virginia restaurant

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders asked to leave Virginia restaurantSarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, was refused service at a restaurant on Friday, sparking angry accusations that Donald Trump's aides are the target of liberal "bigotry". Mrs Sanders said she had been asked to leave by the owner of the Red Hen, about three hours drive outside Washington. The story was confirmed by the restaurant's owner who said she felt she had to take a stand against for "honesty" and "compassion". Mrs Sanders wrote on Twitter: "I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia to leave because I work for the president and I politely left. "Her (the owner's) actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so." Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 23, 2018 The confrontation comes at a particularly tense time in American politics, with protests growing over the Trump administration's zero-tolerance border policy that has separated children from parents. It follows months and years of growing polarisation in American politics – the cause and effect of Mr Trump's rise to power.  Republicans lost no time in accusing liberals of policing restaurants. Mrs Sanders' father Mike Huckabee, the former Republican presidential candidate, said: "Bigotry. On the menu at Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia. Or you can ask for the 'Hate Plate'. And appetisers are 'small plates for small minds'." Earlier in the week, Mr Trump's homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, cut short a dinner at a Mexican restaurant after protesters shouted "Shame!" until she left. The Red Hen Credit: Daniel Lin Mrs Sanders' treatment at the restaurant created a social media commotion with people on both sides weighing in. On Yelp, a reviewer of the restaurant wrote: "Don't eat here if you're a Republican, wearing a MAGA hat or a patriot." But other reviewers supported the restaurant owner's actions. Profile | Sarah Huckabee Sanders One said: "12/10 would recommend. Bonus: this place is run by management who stuck up for their beliefs and who are true Americans." The restaurant was in the town of Lexington, population 7,000, which voted heavily against Mr Trump. Stephanie Wilkinson, co-owner of the tiny 26-seat eaterie, said she was at home when staff called to tell her Mrs Sanders was dining and she went to see. She told the Washington Post: "I’m not a huge fan of confrontation. I have a business, and I want the business to thrive. "But this feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable actions and decisions to uphold their morals.” Both sides of the debate have been leaving comments on the restaurant's social media sites Credit: Daniel Lin/AP When she got there Mrs Sanders, her husband and several others had cheese boards in front of them. Ms Wilkinson consulted her staff who had all seen Mrs Sander defending the separation of illegal immigrant families at the border. The staff said they wanted Mrs Sanders to leave. Ms Wilkinson said she went to Mrs Sanders, told her she was the owner, and and asked her on to the patio "for a word". She said: "I was babbling a little, but I got my point across in a polite and direct fashion. I explained that the restaurant has certain standards that I feel it has to uphold, such as honesty, and compassion, and cooperation. I said 'I’d like to ask you to leave'." Mrs Sanders was polite and said simply: "That’s fine. I’ll go." Her party followed her out, offering to pay, but were told they did not need to. .@PressSec got kicked out of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va tonight. Apparently the owner didn’t want to serve her and her party out of moral conviction. pic.twitter.com/jr3bfiY3XY— Brennan Gilmore (@brennanmgilmore) 23 June 2018 Someone claiming to be a member of the waiting staff posted details of the incident on social media, including a memo about Mrs Sanders being 86ed – slang for ejecting someone. The details were forwarded in a tweet by Brennan Gilmore, the executive director of environmental group Clean Virginia. 



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Britain urges UAE not to press ahead with attack on Yemen's 'lifeline' port

Britain urges UAE not to press ahead with attack on Yemen's 'lifeline' portBritain has urged the UAE not to press ahead with an assault on Yemen’s main port following UN warnings that the attack could leave hundreds of thousands dead in a country already on the brink of famine.  UAE forces are poised to attack the port of Hodeidah as early as Tuesday as part of their campaign with Saudi Arabia to defeat the Houthi rebels who have seized much of north Yemen.  Around 70 per cent of Yemen’s imports, including the vast majority of its food, comes through Hodeidah and the port is described as the country’s “lifeline”. The UN said last week that up to 250,000 people could die if the port is attacked or besieged.     “We will continue to discourage any attack on Hodeidah port and will continue to use our influence to do so,” Alistair Burt, a foreign office minister, told the House of Commons.   The Department for International Development (Dfid) warned international aid groups on Saturday that diplomatic negotiations to avert the attack were failing.  “We are doing everything we can through diplomatic channels to discourage an assault on Hodeidah. However despite these actions, a military assault now looks imminent,” Dfid said in an email to aid groups.   At least eight million people in Yemen are on the verge of famine Credit: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images By Monday evening, diplomatic efforts to dissuade the UAE were still underway and British officials said they had not lost hope of averting the attack. “It could still be that a negotiated solution is found,” said Mr Burt.   The UK sells weapons to both the UAE and Saudi Arabia and provides logistical support for their military coalition in Yemen. Mr Burt resisted calls from opposition MPs to halt arms supplies or to ensure that UK weapons were not used in the Hodeidah attack.   Several aid agency figures said they believed that the attack was likely to begin on Tuesday, when international attention was focused on the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un in Singapore.  The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen, which includes the UAE, did not respond to a request for comment. Extremely concerned that life-saving organisations are not getting the security guarantees they need to work safely in #Yemen. All parties to the conflict must allow safe, rapid and unhindered humanitarian access to all parts of Yemen.— Alistair Burt (@AlistairBurtUK) June 10, 2018 UN officials believe the US will play the deciding role in whether or not the attack goes ahead and that the UAE would not move forward without a green light from the White House. “So far they have a blinking yellow light from the US,” one official said.  Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, said he was “closely following” the situation but did not call for the UAE to hold fire. “I have spoken with Emirati leaders and made clear our desire to address their security concerns while preserving the free flow of humanitarian aid and life-saving commercial imports,” he said.  The Houthi rebels took control of Hodeidah in 2014 and drove Yemeni government forces out. The Saudi-led military coalition alleges that the Houthis are using the port to smuggle weapons from Iran, including ballistic missiles which have been fired into Saudi Arabia.  As part of a compromise deal to avert an attack, the UN has offered to co-manage the port alongside the Houthis. The offer is intended to give the Saudi coalition confidence that Hodeidah is not being used for weapons smuggling.  Mike Pompeo said he was closely watching the developments in Yemen Credit: UPI / Barcroft Images Aid groups fear that the compromise will not satisfy the coalition and that the UAE will press ahead with the attack in the belief that if they take Hodeidah they can force the Houthis to surrender across Yemen.  Dr Mariam Aldogani, a field manager for Save the Children, said two medical facilities had closed already as UAE forces approach the southern edge of Hodeidah. “People are afraid. If they attack it will be a disaster,” she said. “There is no future. For more than three years we have been through war and it is enough.” Around 22 million people in Yemen are dependent on aid, with at least eight million on the verge of famine, according to the UN. A Saudi coalition airstrike hit a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) cholera treatment centre in the northern town of Abs early on Monday morning, the aid group said. No one was injured. João Martins, MSF's head of mission Yemen, said the strike showed “complete disrespect for medical facilities and patients. Whether intentional or a result of negligence, it is totally unacceptable.”



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