- 2019-06-22 05:55:49Z
(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear President Donald Trump's bid to end deportation protections for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants, taking up a politically explosive issue likely to be resolved in the heat of next year's election campaign.The administration is challenging rulings that blocked it from rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, begun under President Barack Obama. Lower courts have said the Trump administration's explanation -- that the program is illegal -- isn't adequate.The decision to intervene comes a day after the high court ruled that the Trump administration hadn't provided a sufficient justification for...
Southeast Asian leaders gathered in Bangkok on Saturday determined to drive forward the world's largest commercial pact, with the trade war between the US and China clouding the outlook for their export-led economies. Disputes in the flashpoint South China Sea, Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims and plastic pollution in the seas are also set to be discussed at the two-day Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, chaired by Thailand.