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Demonstrators gather outside the White House on Tuesday morning to demand President Trump pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (Photos by Connor Foarde)

Demonstrators want Trump to pardon Assange

- The Washington Times

President Trump has been in a pardoning mood lately, and Kevin Zeese has a suggestion on who should be next on his list.

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Sens. McCain, Coons urge Trump to withdraw migration nominee

- Associated Press

Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons called on President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday to withdraw its nominee for a key State Department position over his "lack of empathy" for immigrants. The appeal comes as the president faces mushrooming outrage over treatment of migrant families at the border.

France's President Emmanuel Macron listens to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, at a press conference after a meeting in the guest house of the German government in Meseberg north of Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

German, French leaders propose Eurozone budget

- Associated Press

The leaders of Germany and France agreed Tuesday to create a Eurozone budget they hope will boost investment and provide a safety mechanism for the 19 nations using the euro currency, and also to seek a European solution to migration issues.

In this Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, a Rohingya man carries two children to shore in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, after they arrived on a boat from Myanmar. The U.N. refugee agency says nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, a new record for the fifth straight year. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said Tuesday, June 19, 2018 that continued crises in places like South Sudan and Congo, as well as the exodus of Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar starting last year, raised the overall figure of forced displacements in 2017 to 68.5 million. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)

Three countries took in over half of 2017's new global refugees, U.N. reports

- The Washington Times

For the first time since 2012, the United States was the world's largest recipient of new individual asylum applications, part of a global surge despite a trend toward tighter border controls and stricter entry requirements by some of the world's wealthiest nations, according to a new global survey released Tuesday.

At least 3 withdraw from Business Council of Alabama

Associated Press

A day after Alabama's largest electrical utility quit a business group that tries to influence policy and politics in Montgomery, two other companies confirmed they've also departed.

FILE - In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Marines of the U.S., left, and South Korea wearing blue headbands on their helmets, take positions after landing on a beach during the joint military combined amphibious exercise, called Ssangyong, part of the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle military exercises, in Pohang, South Korea. The Pentagon on Monday, June 18, 2018,  formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much-anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump's nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Kim Jun-bum/Yonhap via AP, File)

Halting S.Korea-US drills risks weakening N.Korea deterrence

- Associated Press

U.S. and South Korean officials are hoping the suspension of a major joint military exercise helps advance nuclear negotiations with North Korea. It's a bold gamble that could trigger a serious security crisis if the talks falter and the allies are forced to resume the drills, infuriating North Korea, analysts say.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addresses a news conference after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

NATO's chief appeals for unity amid trans-Atlantic row

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NATO's chief is urging the alliance's 29 countries to set aside a festering trans-Atlantic row over trade, climate and the Iran nuclear deal, amid concern that the tensions will undermine the military alliance.

This still image taken from video provided by Arab 24 shows Saudi-led forces gathering to retake the international airport of Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida from the Shiite Houthi rebels Saturday, June 16, 2018.  With battles raging at the southern side of al-Hodeida International Airport, the military of Yemen's exiled government said it had entirely seized the facility, and that engineers were working to clear mines from nearby areas just south of the city of some 600,000 people on the Red Sea. (Arab 24 via AP)

Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport

- Associated Press

Fierce battles raged Tuesday outside the airport of the vital Yemeni city of Hodeida, pitting thousands of pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition against Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, Yemeni military officials said.

A stretch limousine with a golden emblem similar to one North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has used previously, arrives with motorcycle escorts and guard of honor salute at the Diaoyutai State Guest house in Beijing, China, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make a two-day visit to Beijing starting Tuesday following his groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore last week. (Kyodo News via AP)

China hopes for implementation of NKorea-U.S. summit outcome

- Associated Press

Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday he hopes Pyongyang and Washington can fully implement the outcome of last week's nuclear summit at which Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization in exchange for U.S. security guarantees.

A photo showing U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is displayed as a member of People's Democratic Party stands to oppose military exercises between the United States and South Korea near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The Pentagon on Monday, June 18, 2018, formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much-anticipated move stemming from Trump's nuclear summit with Kim. The signs read: " Stop Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) exercises and withdrawal of U.S. troops." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

South Korea: Joint U.S. drills suspended to aid talks with North

- Associated Press

South Korea on Tuesday presented a united front with the U.S. on a decision to call off major joint military drills, one week after President Donald Trump's surprise announcement that he would suspend such exercises with the longtime Asian ally.