Hard times are still ahead for Donald Trump and his family. A US federal judge has in fact blocked the provision of the administration that suspended the right to seek asylum for migrants who illegally cross the southern border of the United States. The judge issued a temporary restraining order, accepting the appeal filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights , which was sued after Trump had issued the order in response to the caravan of migrants who began arriving on the border with Mexico.
It will then discuss the tycoon’s decision to include Venezuela on the black list of terrorist sponsoring states, as anticipated by the Washington Post . But the president at least sees positive with regard to relations with China . The trade agreement was targeted, while it was confirmed that “very detailed communications” are underway between Washington and China in view of the expected meeting between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20.
Trump’s daughter Ivanka is also targeted
The Washington Post also reveals that hundreds of e-mails sent last year by the president’s counselor to his assistants, White House staff, and other administration officials were discovered using a personal account. Just like it happened to Hillary Clinton in the last legislature. Many of the emails dealt with government issues, in violation of the rules that prohibit the use of personal e-mail addresses for those in charge of government. Ivanka defended herself by saying that she did not know very well some details of the rules, but assured that no secret information passed through her and her husband Jared Kushner’s personal account. Moreover, Ivanka also reports that it would not have used a private server as it was for the former Secretary of State. But in the meantime the Democrats of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , the main investigative commission of the Chamber (where they now have the majority), want to investigate.
In France it is always the issue of yellow vests to keep attention high
Emmanuel Macron called for dialogue to allay the tensions that have arisen in recent days and led to several road blocks and demonstrations throughout the country. ” The government is coping with the protests. It is in the dialogue that we can get out of it, in the explanation, in the ability to find both the good pace and the solutions on the field “, said the French president, who recognized that it is normal for people to express frustration, adding that he is trying to change the country’s habits on fossil fuels. Then he confirmed his promises of subsidies for low-income families to buy cars or switch to more ‘clean’ home heating methods. Meanwhile, the Interior Minister, Christophe Castaner , denounced the ‘total drift’ of the movement of yellow gilets and pointed the finger at a radicalization of the movement.
In the meantime, four men have been arrested on charges of planning a terrorist attack last Saturday, the day of roadblocks throughout France by the yellow waistcoats. One of the four would have admitted with the investigators that he had planned to do a business taking advantage of the fact that the gendarmes would have been absorbed by the road blocks.
Let’s go back to the issue of migrants , because the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini has launched to the defense ministers of the 28: ” Or the countries find an interim solution on the ports of disembarkation of the migrants rescued by the Sophia operation ships, or we will have to dismantle the mission . I am convinced that there is a space for a solution if everyone realizes how much they risk losing, without a compromise “. Meanwhile, Israel will not sign the UN pact on migrants that will be signed next December in Marrakesh in Morocco. This was announced by Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu : ” We are committed to protecting our borders from illegal infiltrators. This is what we have done and this is what we will continue to do ».
Turning to the Brexit question, the British premier, Theresa May , will be in Brussels tomorrow for talks with the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker , on future post-separation relations with the EU. Meanwhile, the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez , even threatens the veto on the divorce agreement without the explicit reassurance that the status of Gibraltar will remain a separate dossier compared to the framework of future EU-UK relations.
In Belgium a judicial investigation will be opened for attempted homicide after the terrorist attack that saw the stabbing of a policeman in the historical center of Brussels. ” We have not yet succeeded in establishing the motive with certainty. The man has not yet been heard but witnesses would have heard him shouting ‘Allahu akbar’, “said the spokesman of the Prosecutor’s office.
In Brazil , the former mayor of São Paulo, Fernando Haddad , defeated by Jair Bolsonaro in the last presidential elections, was indicted for passive corruption and money laundering.
According to the investigators, the exponent of the Workers’ Party would have pocketed 2.6 million reais (about 760 thousand euros) from the construction company UTC to pay off debts of its electoral campaign to the 2012 municipal elections.
In Yemen , clashes were resumed in Hodeida, a port on the Red Sea, between Houthi insurgents close to Iran and Yemeni loyalist forces supported by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The clashes took place in the central areas of Khamsin and Saleh. The parties accuse their respective rivals of having started firing again, effectively violating the truce reached in recent days.
We close with Afghanistan , where at least 40 people died and 60 others were injured following an attack by a suicide bomber against a religious gathering that was taking place in a large hall for weddings in Kabul.