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During Donald Trump's 2017-2021 presidency, he ordered construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border

Trump Promises US Green Card For Foreign Graduates

The Republican candidate made the remarks in a podcast published Thursday, days after President Joe Biden announced a citizenship pathway for immigrants married to US nationals, counterbalancing his recent crackdown on illegal border crossings.
A handout satellite image courtesy of Maxar Technologies shows the US-built temporary aid pier on the Gaza coast on May 18, 2024

US's Gaza Aid Pier Effort Hit By Repeated Setbacks

More than 4,100 metric tons (nine million pounds) of aid has been delivered via the $230 million pier project so far, but it has only been operational for limited periods, falling short of President Joe Biden's pledge that it would enable a "massive increase" in assistance reaching Gaza "every day."
US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said 'no other country is doing more' to help Israel defend itself

New Tensions Between White House, Israeli PM

New tensions emerged this week between President Joe Biden's administration and Benjamin Netanyahu over the Israeli premier's criticism of US weapons deliveries -- comments the White House described Thursday as "vexing" and "disappointing."
Beachgoers frolic at Lady's Mile in Limassol, Cyprus, as a Eurofighter Typhoon lands at nearby Royal Air Force (RAF) base Akrotiri, on sovereign British territory

Israel-Hezbollah Hostilities Fan Fears Of Widening Gaza War

Hezbollah said it fired dozens of rockets into northern Israel Thursday in retaliation for a deadly air strike in south Lebanon that Israel said killed one of the group's operatives. Hezbollah also claimed several other attacks on Israeli troops and positions over the course of the day.
FDP Finance Minister Christian Lindner (L), Greens Economy Minister Robert Habeck (C) and Chancellor Olaf Scholz (R) of the SPD are locked in a budget dispute

Germany's Coalition In Impasse Over 2025 Budget

Chancellor Olaf Scholz's Social Democrats (SPD), the Greens and the liberal FDP, who came to power in 2021, have until July 3, the end of the current parliamentary term, to reach a compromise.
The European Commission will publish assessments of the 27 member states' budgets and economies

EU To Warn France, Italy And More Over Unruly Budgets

It comes at a particularly difficult moment for France, where both the far left and far right are piling up spending promises ahead of snap polls triggered by President Emmanuel Macron's crushing EU election defeat.
Education bosses in Los Angeles are moving towards a complete ban on smartphone and social media use by children during the school day

Los Angeles Moves To Ban Smartphone Use In School

The move came as the governor of California, the most populous state in the US, voiced support for restrictions on the devices and as concerns grow about their impact on the mental health of young people.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a welcoming ceremony in Pyongyang

Putin In North Korea To Boost Defence Ties

Putin arrived in Kim Il Sung square, which was bedecked with Russian and North Korean flags along with large portraits of the two leaders, state media images showed, for a ceremony ahead of talks at the Kumsusan State Guest House, where a "strategic partnership" deal is likely to be signed.