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Refugees crossings from US to Canada

Posted by on 26/02/2017
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Refugees crossings from US to Canada

Refugees crossings from US to Canada

MONTREAL: Most of the hundreds of people streaming over the US border into Canada in recent weeks are asylum-seekers, coming from Syria, Yemen, Turkey or Sudan, according to the United Nations’ refugee point man in the country. In an interview, Jean-Nicolas Beuze, the representative in Canada of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said […]

India demands ‘strongest action’ from Trump after Kansas killing

Posted by on 26/02/2017
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India demands ‘strongest action’ from Trump after Kansas killing

India demands ‘strongest action’ from Trump after Kansas killing

‘They should come out openly to condemn such actions’ NEW DELHI: India demanded the “strongest action” from the US government yesterday after an Indian expatriate was killed and another wounded in a suspected hate crime in the midwestern state of Kansas. Indians at home and in the United States have expressed shock at the shooting […]

Brazil’s Carnival kicks off with parades and street parties

Posted by on 26/02/2017
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Brazil’s Carnival kicks off with parades and street parties

Brazil’s Carnival kicks off with parades and street parties

Revelers all over Brazil were getting Carnival celebrations started Friday, taking to the streets to dance, drink, and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury with politicians over a sprawling corruption scandal. The world’s most famous Carnival bash in Rio began in a strange way. After a day in silence, evangelical […]

Conservatives hail end of transgender bathroom rule

Posted by on 23/02/2017
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Conservatives hail end of transgender bathroom rule

Conservatives hail end of transgender bathroom rule

Transgender rights advocates vow to overcome setback WASHINGTON: Conservatives are praising the Trump administration’s rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for states to decide. Transgender rights advocates, meanwhile, are vowing to overcome a major setback.  “We’re not […]

US targets millions in sweeping deportation plan

Posted by on 22/02/2017
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US targets millions in sweeping deportation plan

US targets millions in sweeping deportation plan

Mexican migrant kills self after third deportation from US WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has issued tough new orders for a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants, putting nearly all of the country’s 11 million undocumented foreigners in its crosshairs.  The orders sent shivers through US immigrant communities, where millions of people who have spent years building […]

Flooding forces hundreds from homes in California

Posted by on 22/02/2017
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Flooding forces hundreds from homes in California

Flooding forces hundreds from homes in California

CALIFORNIA: Murky, waist-high floodwaters swamped neighborhoods along a rain-swollen creek in the northern California city of San Jose on Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders or advisories for more than 1,000 homes, city officials said. The state’s third-largest city, a hub of the high-tech Silicon Valley corridor south of San Francisco, has about 1 […]

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after attack

Posted by on 21/02/2017
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CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after attack

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after attack

US tries to stop arms, cash falling into militant hands BEIRUT: CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major Islamist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar Al-Assad. Rebel officials said that no official explanation had […]

‘We’re not here for your oil’, US defense chief tells Iraqis

Posted by on 20/02/2017
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‘We’re not here for your oil’, US defense chief tells Iraqis

‘We’re not here for your oil’, US defense chief tells Iraqis

Mattis distances himself from Trump’s oil comments BAGHDAD: The US military is not in Iraq “to seize anybody’s oil”, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, distancing himself from remarks by President Donald Trump at the start of a visit to Iraq yesterday. Mattis, on his first trip to Iraq as Pentagon chief, is hoping to assess […]

Trump touts imaginary Sweden attack

Posted by on 19/02/2017
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Trump touts imaginary Sweden attack

Trump touts imaginary Sweden attack

WASHINGTON: Bowling Green, Atlanta and now… Sweden? US President Donald Trump was speaking to supporters on Saturday when he apparently referred to the Scandinavian country as the site of a terror incident – the latest example of his administration naming a non-existent attack. He was addressing a campaign-style rally in Florida when he launched into […]

Trump drafts plan to speed deportations

Posted by on 19/02/2017
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Trump drafts plan to speed deportations

Trump drafts plan to speed deportations

WASHINGTON: The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process. The new guidelines, contained in a draft memo dated February 17 but not yet sent to field offices, directs agents to only pass applicants who have a good chance […]

Trump sons open golf club in glitzy Dubai

Posted by on 18/02/2017
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Trump sons open golf  club in glitzy Dubai

Trump sons open golf club in glitzy Dubai

Mattis in UAE for first time as Pentagon chief DUBAI: The American president’s businessman sons opened the Trump International Golf Club yesterday as Dubai hosted the first foreign launch of a venue bearing Donald Trump’s name since he took office. The Trump International Golf Club, developed in the glitzy Gulf city state by luxury real […]

Trump calls media ‘enemy of the American people’

Posted by on 18/02/2017
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Trump calls media ‘enemy of the American people’

Trump calls media ‘enemy of the American people’

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump ratcheted up his attacks on the media Friday, blasting the press as “the enemy of the American people!” Shortly after landing at his holiday home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida-where he is spending a third consecutive weekend-the president lashed out in 140 characters. “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is […]

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