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Trump’s tough plan for migrants, Europe’s tariffs on America and Turkey’s grand ambitions. Here’s the latest:
• Back to tough talk on immigration.
A day after President Trump reversed his hard-line position of separating immigrant children from their families, the U.S. asked the Pentagon to prepare housing for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on American military bases.
Melania Trump, the first lady, visited detained immigrant children in Texas, but she raised eyebrows as she boarded her plane in Washington wearing a coat with the words “I really don’t care. Do U?”
And a new focus has emerged on the youngest detainees. More than 2,400 children under the age of 12 — many of them toddlers and infants — are believed to be in federal custody. Many are in special “tender age” shelters.
• A European counterattack.
The E.U. slapped tariffs on $ 3.2 billion of American products made by the president’s political base, fighting back against the Trump administration’s measures on European steel and aluminum imports.
The risk of escalation is high since President Trump has promised even more tariffs. One possible target: automobile imports. Above, a Mercedes-Benz factory in Vance, Ala.
The U.S. is fighting from a position of strength, with the American economy on track for its strongest year in more than a decade, while growth is slowing in Europe. That gives Mr. Trump leverage — for now.
Meanwhile, European leaders agreed to a plan that would finally take Greece off financial life support, effectively declaring an end to a crisis that nearly wrecked the euro.
• Turkey’s election on Sunday is shaping up to be a referendum on the changes President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has brought during his 15 years in power.
Among them: gargantuan building projects that have left an indelible stamp on the nation. Above, a mosque under construction in Istanbul.
Now, as he campaigns, he’s planning his biggest one yet: a canal that would open a new, Turkish-owned trade route. But critics warn that he is overreaching as the economy stalls, and there are signs that the public is weary of Mr. Erdogan’s building mania.
• Peru made its first World Cup appearance since 1982, and one broadcaster set out to narrate the matches in his native language, Quechua.
Luis Soto, above left, spent a decade compiling a soccer dictionary for speakers of the language of the ancient Incas.
But he had to report a big loss: France defeated Peru, eliminating the team from the tournament.
Meanwhile, thousands of Chinese soccer fans whose World Cup tickets never materialized may have been victims of a swindle allegedly orchestrated by a Moscow company.
You can find all our World Cup coverage here.
• Chanel released its annual results for the first time in its 108-year history. The French luxury brand reported strong sales growth and rising investment, and announced a reorganization that will bring all its various companies under one roof.
• Internet retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled. The decision hurt the stock prices of many prominent online sellers.
• Benetton, the Italian fashion retailer, has prompted outrage after it repurposed photos of real migrants from a charity’s rescue operation for an advertising campaign.
• Firefox is back. Mozilla’s redesigned web browser — with strong privacy features intended to compete with Google Chrome — is worth considering, our tech columnist writes.
• Here’s a snapshot of global markets.
In the News
• In Spain, five men who were found guilty of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman at the running of the bulls festival in Pamplona were released on bail, setting off protests by women in Barcelona, above, and other Spanish cities. [The New York Times]
• The leader of Romania’s governing party, who is widely considered to be the country’s most powerful politician, was found guilty of abuse of office and faces a jail term of three years and six months. [The New York Times]
• John Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, will visit Moscow next week to plan a meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia. [The New York Times]
• A common virus may interact with genes linked to Alzheimer’s and play a role in how the disease develops and progresses, researchers found. [The New York Times]
• Italy agreed to accept 226 migrants on board a German charity rescue ship but said it would impound the vessel, relenting after first saying they should be taken by the Netherlands. [Reuters]
• President Trump allegedly threw two Starburst candies on the table in front of Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany at the recent G-7 meeting, saying “Here, Angela. Don’t say I never give you anything.” [Newsweek]
Tips, both new and old, for a more fulfilling life.
• “Everyone is beautiful during Eid.” This is how the people of Zanzibar celebrated Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan and its month of fasting.
• Koko the gorilla, who became famous for her use of sign language and endeared herself to fans (and celebrities) with her tenderness, has died at 46.
• British researchers have identified a never-before-seen (and now extinct) species of gibbon found in an ancient Chinese tomb that was estimated to be up to 2,300 years old.
June is Pride Month, commemorating the anniversary of the 1969 riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York City that helped galvanize the gay community’s struggle for equal rights.
(The community is now commonly referred to as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or L.G.B.T., although the language continues to evolve.)
At the time, public displays of same-sex affection could result in prosecution or worse, but the community found support from what might seem an unlikely source, the Mafia. Organized crime controlled numerous nightspots in New York.
The Stonewall Inn, in Greenwich Village, was owned by a member of the Genovese crime family, who would pay off the New York Police Department so that patrons who engaged in “indecent conduct” didn’t face charges.
In the following years, pride marches were held nearby, although there has been disagreement about how to celebrate the anniversary of the uprising.
Marches are now held around the world (New York’s is Sunday).
You can find all of The Times’s coverage of Pride Month 2018 here.
Lauren Hard wrote today’s Back Story.
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