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Who are the Lawyers and Judges Debating Trump Travel Ban?

Who are the Lawyers and Judges Debating Trump Travel Ban?

Trump's attempted travel bans have caused the number of refugees coming into the U.S.to plummet in the last two months, despite his executive orders largely being blocked in the courts. "We wouldn't be standing here if it was just campaign statements alone", said Katyal. However, Judge Watson blocked the new order from taking effect, citing "significant and un-rebutted evidence of religious animus" in Trump's campaign statements. Read More

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Theresa May accused of U-turn over cap to social care reform

Polls in recent days have shown Labour reducing the Tory lead, though May is still clearly ahead. Under the plans, people would have to pay for their own care until they'd reached that limit, and had £100,000 left. Steven Cameron, pensions director at Aegon, said the "pressing crisis" in social care funding can only be solved through a "clear, fair and long lasting agreement" on what the state provides and what individuals will be expected to pay. Read More

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Not going to comment on Kushner: Trump's NSA

The talks between Kushner and the Russians, if confirmed, raise new questions about the Trump team's relationship with Moscow, which United States intelligence agencies say tried to sway the November election in Trump's favor. The third matter of concern for the President is about the memo in which Trump asked Former FBI Director James Comey to end the FBI probe into ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn. Read More

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Govt forces rescue 120 civilians from Marawi

Govt forces rescue 120 civilians from Marawi

The army said 11 soldiers and 31 militants have been killed . Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on Tuesday across Mindanao, which makes up roughly one-third of the country and is home to 20 million people. Born in 1966, the Arabic-speaking Islamic preacher with an engineering degree from the University of the Philippines was once commander of the Moro National Liberation Front , an Islamic separatist group. Read More

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Philippines president jokes about sexual assault in speech to soldiers

The little-known Maute group has staged similar, days-long sieges on Mindanao island but none on the scale of Marawi, where witnesses said flags resembling those of IS had been flown and some men were wearing black headbands. It is unclear why Hapilon would have ventured there from his relatively secure jungle base, thought to be on the remote island of Basilan, about 300 miles away. Read More

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Police Arrest 19-Year-Old Over Manchester Attack

Police Arrest 19-Year-Old Over Manchester Attack

Police have said they have arrested a large part of the network behind the bombing , which killed 22 people at a concert hall, and two more men were arrested on Saturday as police continued to close in on the group. The murderer had been a former "subject of interest" to MI5, but Ms Rudd said: "The intelligence services are still collecting information about him and about the people around him". Read More

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Trump's Saudi Arabia visit was 'bizarre, unseemly, unethical and un-American': WaPo columnist

Trump's Saudi Arabia visit was 'bizarre, unseemly, unethical and un-American': WaPo columnist

On conclusion of the event, a Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by the leaders. Michael Springmann pointed to the impact of lobby groups on the Trump administration with regard to the Saudi arms deal, saying Trump is "not an independent president but a president under the thumb of special interest groups, of people or organizations who want America to adopt their viewpoints" and to work on their behalf instead of the interests of the United ... Read More

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US warship sails close to South China Sea island

The court ruled China's allegations of sovereign rights in large areas of the South China Sea . China said its warships had warned the USA ship and it lodged "stern representations" with the United States . "The US side's errant ways have caused damage to the improving situation in the South China Sea and are not conducive to peace and stability", Ren said. Read More

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Trump returns to White House, faces slew of challenges

Trump returns to White House, faces slew of challenges

The Washington Post report states the White House plans to "aggressively combat the cascading revelations" about contacts between Russian Federation and Trump associates, including the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner . As he mulls new additions and outside reinforcements, Trump has entertained bringing his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, formally back into the fold. Read More

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Kushner ties to Russia questioned as Trump blasts media lies

Kushner ties to Russia questioned as Trump blasts media lies

But President Donald Trump and other Republican leaders have pushed back on those reports and Kushner, who is being probed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is plugging ahead at work. McMaster, a highly respected military officer, had been tarnished by his association with the White House. His comments were echoed by the administration s Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly . Read More

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African fallen peacekeepers honoured by the UN

African fallen peacekeepers honoured by the UN

The Dag Hammarskjöld Medal was yesterday awarded posthumously to the peacekeepers who have fallen while serving in the cause of peace, during the preceding year. "UN peacekeeping is one of global community's most effective investments to support peace, security and prosperity". The UN's General Assembly is now negotiating the regular budget for both 2018 and 2019 and the peacekeeping budget from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Read More

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Erdogan congratulates Iran's Rouhani over election win

Rouhani made a point to stress that Trump's visit came amid Iran's presidential election , saying that such elections "are not in their (Saudis') dictionary". "It will make them (rulers) stronger". Iranians re-elected Hassan Rouhani as the country's president on May 19 for a four-year term. "I'm much more forceful and open and vocal about criticizing, whether it's Egypt or Saudi Arabia , for its human rights record".Mr Trump made one symbolic gesture in bridging the gap between ... Read More

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DNC calls for firing Trump's son-in-law over Russia revelations

DNC calls for firing Trump's son-in-law over Russia revelations

The Washington Post said Kushner's secret communications proposal was made December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower in NY, according to intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by U.S. Mr Kushner is the only person now in the White House known to be under investigation. Flynn was pushed out of the White House in February after officials said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed USA sanctions against Russian Federation in a phone call. Read More

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Trump refuses to commit to climate change agreement at G7 summit

The surprise announcement on the final day of the US president's lengthy global trip comes after he declined to commit to staying in the sweeping climate deal, refusing to give in to intense worldwide pressure from his peers at the summit. His economic adviser, Gary Cohn, said Mr Trump "came here to learn". The final language on trade was being discussed as leaders neared the end of the two-day meeting in the seaside town of Taormina, Sicily. Read More

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Spence Stops Brook, Remains Unbeaten — Showtime Boxing Results

Spence Stops Brook, Remains Unbeaten — Showtime Boxing Results

The man known simply as "The Truth" did just that on Saturday night. Instead, Spence looked to fight on his own terms. The 31-year-old admitted he knew he was endangering himself if he had carried on: 'He was coming on strong and I knew he is a very sharp shooter, a very good fighter and I knew it could be fatal with some of the shots he was chucking in so I went down on one knee. Read More

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Chelsea Manning Has Been Released From Prison

Chelsea Manning , the USA soldier who contributed to one of the largest leaks of classified information in US history, walked free from prison on Wednesday, May 17. Manning came out as a transgender woman the day after being sentenced to prison. She has detailed mistreatment in prison, which has included periods of solitary confinement. Read More

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Armed men block main road north from Abidjan in Ivory Coast

Armed men block main road north from Abidjan in Ivory Coast

In Abidjan , gunfire has been heard near the presidential palace and the U.S. Embassy, while in Bouake , at least one major entrance into the city has been barred by soldiers. Heavy shooting was also heard in Daloa, a hub for the western cocoa growing regions, on Monday. Former rebel soldiers mutinied in Bouake on Friday to demand the payment of bonuses. Read More

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