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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte waits for the arrival of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at Chigi Palace, in Rome, Monday, June 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Trump, new Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte forge unlikely bond

President Trump and newly installed Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte seem to have forged an unexpected bond over two of the world's prickliest geopolitical questions: the treatment of migrants and the global role Russia should play.

President Donald Trump listens to Vice President Mike Pence speak before signing an executive order to end family separations at the border, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Disturbing TV images prompted Trump's abrupt reversal on family separations

- The Washington Times

It was another case of President Trump taking action because of disturbing images of children on TV. Mr. Trump signed a hastily drawn-up executive order Wednesday to stop border authorities from separating illegal immigrant children from their parents, less than 24 hours after he defended his administration's policy of splitting up families.