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Germany’s migration truce, Britain’s supposed Brexit dividend and Turkey’s schooling battle. Here’s the newest:
• “We nonetheless should not have a grip on the entire migration problem.”
That was Horst Seehofer, Germany’s inside minister, talking after he and Chancellor Angela Merkel, above, agreed to a two-week cooling period in a standoff over migration — avoiding a authorities collapse, for now.
If Ms. Merkel fails to make a migration take care of European allies by July, Mr. Seehofer has vowed to reverse her open-door coverage towards migrants.
President Trump attacked Germany’s refugee policy on Twitter, saying it was accountable for a rise in crime (really, crime has fallen) and will carry concerning the downfall of Ms. Merkel’s coalition. He additionally referred to as it a “big mistake” for Europe to confess massive numbers of refugees. We fact-checked his comments.
Meanwhile, Mr. Trump defended his administration’s policy of separating youngsters from their dad and mom on the border with Mexico, but additionally falsely blamed Democrats for the observe.
The public outcry towards the separation coverage has grown intense, with the previous first girl Laura Bush and prime members of Mr. Trump’s personal celebration becoming a member of the criticism. The U.N. human rights chief on Monday condemned the practice as abuse.
• That “Brexit dividend.”
Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain on Monday promised that its exit from the European Union would free up $26 billion a year for the nation’s strained National Health Service, reviving a declare made earlier than the 2016 Brexit referendum that was way back dismissed as bogus. (Only later did she acknowledge that taxes must rise to fund well being care.)
She primarily based the pledge on the truth that Britain will cease paying round $12 billion yearly to the bloc as soon as it leaves. But that cash can be swallowed up by a divorce fee of about $52 billion that Britain has agreed to make.
Meanwhile, artists in Scotland are mourning after a fireplace ripped by the Glasgow School of Art, the second blaze to hit the constructing since 2014.
• “Raise a pious generation.”
A marketing campaign by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey to erode the nation’s secular schooling system has develop into a tumultuous problem as he seeks re-election on Sunday.
Mr. Erdogan hopes to open thousands of Islamic religious schools, even as standards slip in public ones. His push has galvanized activists nationwide who’re against the adjustments, which embody classes about demons and educating ladies to cowl every thing however their eyes, fingers and toes.
“They are stealing the children’s future,” one involved mother or father stated. Above, dad and mom in Istanbul final month hung posters protesting the adjustments.
• Rupert Stadler, the chief of Audi, Volkswagen’s luxurious automobile division, was arrested and jailed in Germany in reference to emissions dishonest. Mr. Stadler, above, is the highest-ranking Volkswagen government nonetheless in his job to have been recognized as a suspect within the case.
• President Trump stated the U.S. might impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion price of Chinese items, escalating his commerce combat with China.
• As Mr. Trump tries to tilt international commerce in America’s favor, he has largely focused on saving legacy sectors — coal and metal, for instance — which were harm by globalization, automation and innovation.
• Google’s search engine has been blocked in China for years, however the Silicon Valley firm by no means stopped searching for a means into the market. A $550 million investment in the Chinese online retailer JD.com ought to assist. (Shares in each corporations rose on the news.)
• A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Osaka, Japan, killing three individuals and injuring a whole bunch. “I could barely stand,” one resident stated. “I was very scared.” [The New York Times]
• The U.S. Supreme Court sidestepped a call on gerrymandering, rejecting two challenges to partisan voting districts on technical grounds. [The New York Times]
• Iran executed a person by hanging, three months after he was convicted of utilizing a bus to run over and kill three law enforcement officials throughout a protest by Gonabadi Dervishes, followers of a mystical Sufi pressure of Islam. [The New York Times]
• A black felt hat believed to have been worn by Napoleon Bonaparte on the battle of Waterloo offered at public sale for over $400,000 in France. [The New York Times]
• Italy’s hard-line inside minister, who ignited a multinational standoff by refusing entry to a migrant rescue ship, stated that he desires a “registry” of the nation’s Roma minority, prompting criticism that he was reviving Italy’s fascist historical past. [Associated Press]
Tips, each new and previous, for a extra fulfilling life.
• What weighs 650 tons and floats? The artist Christo’s newest work, above, created from thousands of stacked oil barrels on a lake in London. (The value: about $four million.)
• A brand new view of previous bushes. (Very previous bushes.) After a three-year, $40 million restoration venture, a grove of large sequoias in Yosemite National Park in California has reopened. Here’s our report, complete with breathtaking photographs.
• And the chance of online game dependancy has the World Health Organization worried. The U.N. well being physique is including “gaming disorder” to its compendium of medical situations.
“The time has come for equality of opportunity in sharing in government, in education, and in employment. It will not be stayed or denied. It is here!” the Republican chief of the U.S. Senate, Everett Dirksen, stated to a packed chamber.
Just over per week later, on at the present time in 1964, the Senate passed the Civil Rights Act — probably the most momentous items of laws within the nation’s historical past.
Drafted by President John F. Kennedy, and pressed by President Lyndon Johnson after Mr. Kennedy’s assassination, the bill made many types of discrimination unlawful on the federal degree. The central problem was race.
The measure needed to overcome overwhelming opposition by Democrats from the South, the place racist insurance policies had been enshrined in legislation for many years after the top of the Civil War and the banishment of slavery.
Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina insisted that “no men of any race can legislate their way to a more abundant life,” and that “they must earn such a life by their own achievements, sacrifices, and exertions.”
The invoice prevailed. The Senate vote, 73 to 27, cleared the way in which for ultimate congressional approval. President Johnson signed the act into legislation on July 2, with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in attendance.
Nancy Wartik wrote right now’s Back Story.
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