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Author: 0 Trump travel ban: Diplomats register dissent

According to a draft version of the memo, first reported by the Lawfare blog, the dissenters say the ban will not deter attacks on American soil, but will generate ill will to USA citizens. A cable from the US embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, the country with the world's largest Muslim population, reported Indonesians had taken to social media to express "outrage", and cited the order as "an example of the Islamophobia of the new administration", said a USA official, reading from the cable.

World Media ACLU And Other Organizations Immediately Sue Trump Over Illegal Muslim Ban
Author: 0 ACLU And Other Organizations Immediately Sue Trump Over Illegal Muslim Ban

Haider Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshawi, had been granted a Follow to Join Visa, and was on his way to join his wife and seven-year-old son, who are legal permanent residents of the USA, the ACLU reports . "I'm very, very thankful to all of the people who have come to support me", he said . The next group of refugees was due to arrive in the United States on Monday, but the official said they would not be allowed into the country.

Author: 0 British petition aims to bar Trump from visiting UK

The website says parliament considers all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures for debate. It was started this morning by Graham Guest and within a few hours it reached the target of 100,000 signatures. "I think he has to be challenged on this". With around 1,000 people signing the petition every minute, will nearly certainly become the most signed petition in the history of the British government's website.

World Media Plane crashes into Perth river killing two during Australia Day
Author: 0 Plane crashes into Perth river killing two during Australia Day

Aviation experts have been at a loss to explain what caused the crash, which claimed the lives of the pilot, mining executive Peter Lynch, and his colleague and partner Endah Cakrawati. "There's... very clear waterway, that was the clear waterway that Peter was flying over and not too far away on the foreshore are thousands of people".

Author: 0 Abe, Trump meeting being arranged for February 10

The two leaders also committed to deepening the bilateral trade and investment relationship, according to the White House. The two held unofficial talks in NY last November shortly after Trump's USA presidential election victory. Trump administration threats to impose a 20 percent tariff on various products made in Mexico and shipped to the United States could also adversely affect Japanese automobile and auto parts makers with plants there.

World Media First Minister Sturgeon welcomes refugees banned by Trump
Author: 0 First Minister Sturgeon welcomes refugees banned by Trump

He also created a ban denying citizens of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia - countries with a majority of Muslims - entry to the U.S. Opposition leader Rona Ambrose, for example, had said nothing about the ban by mid-day Sunday and then released a relatively cautious series of tweets.

Author: 0 French voters choose between sharply different candidates in Socialist primary

A more robust turnout than the anemic 1.6 million votes cast in the first round of the primary would help bolster the legitimacy of the runoff victor entering a potentially bruising campaign. "I will never forgive those who chose to throw us to the wolves". However, if Hamon wins on Sunday, and significant Socialist support moves into Macron's camp, that could change the dynamic.

Author: 0 California secession movement starts gathering petition signatures

An initiative that would give voters the chance to weigh in on whether California should secede the US has been cleared by the Secretary of State's office for signature gathering. Meanwhile, a recent Reuters poll found that 32 percent of Californians surveyed support leaving the union. The amendment would remove text both declaring California inseparable from the Union, and respecting the U.S.

Author: 0 John Hurt, 'Elephant Man' Star And Character Actor, Dies At 77

He has received a Golden Globe Award and four Baftas including a lifetime achievement award for his contibution to British cinema. Hurt, who was both nominated for and won many awards during his acting career, will be remembered by horror genre fans for his role as Kane in " Alien ", wherein his character famously had an alien burst from his chest.

World Media Punjab Polls: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi To Hit Campaign Trail, Address Rallies
Author: 0 Punjab Polls: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi To Hit Campaign Trail, Address Rallies

Kick-starting the election campaign for Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiromani Akali Dal (BJP-SAD) combine with a rally in Jalandhar city, Modi called Punjab "a land of braves". Punjab will go to the polls for the 117 member assembly on February 4. Counting will be held on March 1. I think it's imperative to understand that the people of this country have chosen Modi ji because of his sheer leadership ability, the fact that we are only talking about development and offering a stable government.

World Media Up to 600 auto workers face layoffs at Ingersoll CAMI plant
Author: 0 Up to 600 auto workers face layoffs at Ingersoll CAMI plant

The news comes amid tough talk from U.S. President Donald Trump, who urged the Big Three U.S. automakers on Tuesday to build more cars in the U.S.as part of his pledge to bring jobs to America. There are now around 3 100 employees at the Ingersoll plant. Trump's protectonist, America-first comments have caused concerns about whether Canada's automotive industry could take a hit, particularly if a border tax is implemented on Canadian goods.

Author: 0 Trump Brings Up March for Life

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World Media President Trump To Phone Putin, Merkel, Hollande On Saturday
Author: 0 President Trump To Phone Putin, Merkel, Hollande On Saturday

Hollande also embraced a message of unity, alluding to the need for a collaborative response to home-grown terrorism threats, such as the December attack in which a truck driver rammed his vehicle through a crowd in Berlin and a much deadlier attack in the southern French city of Nice in July.

Author: 0 Turkey says may cancel migrant readmission deal

The soldiers - three majors, three captains and two sergeant majors - fled to Greece by helicopter in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in July of 2016 and asked for political asylum, as they feared for their lives. Turkey has threatened to stop participating in the deal during previous spats. A European Union spokeswoman said it was confident its cooperation with Turkey on migration, aimed at stemming the flow of refugees into Europe, will hold firm.

World Media Republicans to Trump: Don't lift sanctions on Russian Federation
Author: 0 Republicans to Trump: Don't lift sanctions on Russian Federation

But later in the day, Trump was noncommittal, telling reporters in Washington, "We'll see what happens". "President Donald Trump's call with Vladimir Putin is scheduled to take place amid widespread speculation that the White House is considering lifting sanctions against Russian Federation", he said in a statement .

World Media Recall Kenyan troops from Somalia - Opposition to Uhuru
Author: 0 Recall Kenyan troops from Somalia - Opposition to Uhuru

Kenyan military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Paul Njuguna denied the claim that al Shabaab had killed dozens of soldiers but did not give any casualty figures. Thousands of the AU troops are in Somalia to bolster the country's weak government, while al-Shabab continues to launch deadly guerrilla attacks like this week's assault on a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, that killed at least 26.

World Media Southampton fans joined by Sam Vokes in celebrating Liverpool win
Author: 0 Southampton fans joined by Sam Vokes in celebrating Liverpool win

Then, moments after substitute Divock Origi was denied a penalty following an attempted tackle by Stephens, Southampton broke downfield through Josh Sims, who played in Long at the end of a 70-yard run. Paul Lambert will think that his Championship team can take something from this cup tie as Liverpool will be nervous going into this one. You learn a lot about players in situations like this.

Author: 0 Trump weighs executive order that would slash United Nations funding

The draft order then calls for "at least a 40 percent overall decrease" of what remains of USA funding for the worldwide bodies, and establishes a committee to determine where the cuts should be made, with the global Criminal Court and development aid singled out as areas for likely reductions, the Times said .

Author: 0 President Trump to speak with Vladimir Putin

Putin called Trump after the November election win but the two leaders have yet to have a discussion about global affairs and mutual ties. "These sanctions were imposed due to their behavior in Crimea, eastern Ukraine and now we know they've been messing around in our elections as well", McConnell said in an interview with Politico on Friday.

World Media Dip in Q4 brings down United States annual rate of growth to 1.9%
Author: 0 Dip in Q4 brings down United States annual rate of growth to 1.9%

Exports tumbled by 4.3 percent in the fourth quarter after jumping by 10.0 in the third quarter, while imports surged up by 8.3 percent following a 2.2 percent increase in the previous quarter. But Ian Kernohan, an economist at investment firm Royal London Asset Management, said: 'Far from plunging into recession after the vote to leave, the United Kingdom was actually the fastest growing G7 economy'.

World Media German prosecutors open fraud inquiry into former VW CEO
Author: 0 German prosecutors open fraud inquiry into former VW CEO

He was previously under investigation for alleged market manipulation, but witness interviews and the review of documents led prosecutors to believe Winterkorn could have known about the manipulated emissions software at an earlier time than what he had previously stated, which raised suspicions of intentional fraud.

World Media Federer-Nadal final would be 'most historically significant match ever' - Andy Roddick
Author: 0 Federer-Nadal final would be 'most historically significant match ever' - Andy Roddick

It means Federer, at 35, is the oldest man to reach a grand slam final since the 39-year-old Ken Rosewall made it to the last hurdle at the US Open in 1974. But since the 2014 Australian Open , things have changed. For Nadal, who downed Federer in the 2009 Aussie Open final, it will be his 21st Grand Slam final and the Swiss's 28th, with the Spaniard leading Federer 6-2 in their major final meetings.

World Media United Kingdom press locked out of White House over birthdate snafu
Author: 0 United Kingdom press locked out of White House over birthdate snafu

She is seeking to lay the groundwork for a US-UK trade deal once Britain leaves the EU. The faux had got the British media jesting. Unlike in the United States, where the month appears ahead of the day and year, the dates across the pond are written with the day first, followed by the month and then year.

World Media Meghalaya governor quits after sexual harassment charges
Author: 0 Meghalaya governor quits after sexual harassment charges

The daily also quoted the unnamed candidate that personal questions were asked and she was compared to Bollywood actresses. In September previous year, he was given additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh from September 16, 2016 after JP Rajkhowa was sacked.

World Media Bolt Stripped of Gold Medal as Teammate Is Sanctioned for Doping
Author: 0 Bolt Stripped of Gold Medal as Teammate Is Sanctioned for Doping

Carter and Bolt were part of the quartet that won the 4x100m in 2008. Per BBC Sport , Trinidad and Tobago have been elevated to gold medalists in the 2008 4x100 relay, with Japan taking silver and Brazil earning bronze. With Wednesday's announcement , the team will have to return those medals. The 30-year-old sprinter recently completed a historic "triple-triple" in Rio, winning the 100-meters, 200-meters and 4x100-meter relay in three consecutive Olympics.

World Media Donald Trump responds to Women's Marches by claiming protesters didn't vote
Author: 0 Donald Trump responds to Women's Marches by claiming protesters didn't vote

His tweet came in response to more than 1 million people gathering Saturday for the Women's March on Washington and at other rallies board in the United States and overseas, all mean as a rejoinder to his inauguration a day before. Even though it was dubbed, "Women's March on Washington ", the event got so much attention, that it spread across the country. People made their way through the streets on their own anyway.

Author: 0 Turkey issues warrant for coup suspects in Greece

The government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which jailed thousands of people suspected in the wake of the failed coup , issued a statement on the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website protesting the Greek court's decision.

World Media Iraqi forces battle Islamic State in pocket of eastern Mosul
Author: 0 Iraqi forces battle Islamic State in pocket of eastern Mosul

Earlier this week, the Iraqi army announced the "total liberation" of eastern Mosul - after three months of fighting - from the grip of the terrorist group. Eastern Mosul is the largest territory Islamic State has lost since taking over almost one-third of Iraq in 2014. The U.N. human rights office also said that ISIS militants have taken over "many hospitals" in western Mosul and are using them as military bases.

World Media Romania goes down in the Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index
Author: 0 Romania goes down in the Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index

The U.S.is the second-highest ranking flawed democracy, coming in right behind Japan and tying with Italy. But the US falling to a "flawed democracy" has been a long time coming. "The US, a standard-bearer of democracy for the world, has become a "flawed democracy", as popular confidence in the functioning of public institutions has declined", the think tank said.

Author: 0 End of Poinsettia Bowl leaves BYU bowl arrangement in limbo

Executive director of the San Diego Bowl Game Association said in a statement that their "board feels the time is right to focus efforts on one postseason game". The Cougars defeated San Diego State in the 2012 Poinsettia Bowl and beat Wyoming 24-21 in December, marking the final Poinsettia Bowl game. The Chargers' home field, Qualcomm Stadium, hosted both the Holiday and Poinsettia bowls.

Author: 0 Vatican will take over Knights of Malta following condom row

Matthew Festing , grandmaster, quit following a meeting with Pope Francis , the order confirmed on Wednesday. The naming of a papal delegate signals a Vatican takeover, harking back to the Vatican's previous takeovers of the Legion of Christ and Jesuit religious orders when they were undergoing periods of scandal or turmoil.

Author: 0 Sen. McCain Complains OMB Nominee Mulvaney Doesn't Support the Troops

His selection was hailed by anti-spending advocates as a solid choice to boost Trump's budget credentials after a campaign in which Trump said he would not cut back on Social Security and Medicare. Mulvaney said "the federal government probably could do better in dealing with employees who are exemplary, and better with dealing with employees who fall below our expectations".