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US to resume refugee admissions from 11 ‘high-risk’ countries

WASHINGTON: The United States will resume admissions for refugees from 11 countries identified as presenting a high security risk, but with extra vetting for these mostly Middle Eastern and African nations, senior U.S. officials said on Monday. The changes came after a 90-day review of refugee admissions from Egypt, Iran, ...

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Supreme Court endorses Trump’s travel ban

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court ruled that a ban ordered by Donald Trump on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and two other countries could be immediately imposed while multiple court cases challenging the ban are resolved. The ultimate disposition of the ban was expected to take months to resolve. But ...

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White House asks Supreme Court to allow full travel ban

WASHINGTON: The White House asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit ...

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N. Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries on new US travel ban

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump issued a new open-ended travel ban that saw North Korea, Venezuela and Chad among a list of eight countries cited for poor security and lack of cooperation with US authorities. The new restrictions replace an expiring 90-day measure that had locked Trump in political and legal ...

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Trump signs revised travel ban, exempts Iraqis

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump Monday signed a new temporary travel ban, this time targeting travelers from six Muslim majority countries and crafting his executive order in ways intended to survive challenges in the US courts. The new ban, which goes into effect from March 16, no longer restricts travel ...

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Protesters hit the streets again in Britain against a Trump visit

LONDON: Thousands of people have protested outside Westminster in London overnight as a House of Commons debate raged inside over the decision by the May Government to offer US President Donald Trump a state visit to the UK. Protesters are trying to get Prime Minister Theresa May to withdraw her ...

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Trump wants to impose another travel ban

WASHINGTON: The US president is reportedly considering a new executive order to ban citizens of certain countries from travelling to the US after his initial attempt was overturned in the courts. Speaking from Air Force One, Mr Trump said that a ‘brand new order’ could be issued as early as ...

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UK speaker John Bercow opposes a Trump address to parliament

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LONDON: The Speaker of Britain’s House of Commons said he was “strongly opposed” to allowing Donald Trump to address members of parliament during the US president’s state visit later this year. John Bercow said such a speech was “not an automatic right, it is an earned honour” – and one ...

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Trump appeal against Seattle judge’s travel ban ruling

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LONDON: The US justice department has filed a court motion against the suspension of President Trump’s travel ban on people from seven mainly Muslim nations. The move seeks to reverse Friday’s ruling by a federal judge in Washington state. Visa holders from the affected nations have been scrambling to get ...

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PM Theresa May: Trump’s travel ban ‘divisive and wrong’

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May called President Trump’s controversial travel ban “divisive and wrong”, a delayed response to the backlash she faced at home for failing to criticize the executive order. May, the first foreign leader to meet with Trump at the White House last Friday, told Parliament that “this government is clear ...

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