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Trump ends refugee ban with order to review program for 11 countries

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Executive order ends 120-day suspension of refugee processing as White House refuses to name 11 countries facing 90-day review Donald Trump has signed an executive order ending his temporary ban on refugee admissions to the US, while calling for a 90-day review of the program for 11 countries his administration has deemed high risk. The president had previously suspended the processing of all refugees to the US for a period of 120 days as part of a previous executive order, issued in tandem with the his travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries. The 120-day window came to a close on […]

Trump commerce secretary’s business links with Putin family laid out in leaked files

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Wilbur Ross stands to profit from company run by Russians, some of whom are under US sanctions Donald Trumps commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, is doing business with Vladimir Putins son-in-law through a shipping venture in What are the Paradise Papers? video Peter Harrell, a senior state department official under Barack Obama, who worked on sanctions against Russia, said: Im frankly surprised. Maybe I shouldnt be, given that with this administration, there seems to be a Russian in every closet. Rosss press secretary, James Rockas, said in a statement that Rosss holding would not conflict with his government duties on trade […]

Donald Trump vows to step up ‘extreme vetting’ after New York attack

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President sends condolences to victims in New York and tweets: We must not allow Isis to return or enter our country. Enough! Donald Trump said he had ordered the Department of Homeland Security to step up its extreme vetting program following a vehicle attack in New York on Tuesday that left eight people dead. I have just ordered homeland security to step up our already extreme vetting program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this! the president wrote on Twitter, hours after a man driving a pickup truck ploughed through a bike path in lower Manhattan in what […]

Federal judge blocks majority of Trumps latest travel ban

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third iterationDonald Trumptravel ban, furthering the legal fight over the president’s attempts to bolster border securityWhile the Justice Department says it will appeal the ruling, it marks yet another setback for the president’s much-criticized plan to bar entry into the country from people from several majority-Muslim countries. the latest version of which was set to go into effect on WednesdayThe order from Watson stops Trump’s order except for restrictions on people entering the country from North Korea and Venezuela. The state of Hawaii and several citizens sued the Trump administration in response to the ban. The third iteration added two non-majority Muslim […]

Donald Trump threatens to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea in UN speech

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President castigates a small group of rogue regimes and says Iran nuclear deal an embarrassment to the United States Donald Trump has threatened to George W Bushs Axis of Evil State of the Union address more than 15 years earlier, Trump said: The scourge of our planet today are a small group of rogue regimes. If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph, the president said. He first singled out his newly adopted epithet for Kim Jong-un, Trump said: Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. He said […]

Donald Trump caps refugee admissions in 2018 to historic low

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Figure of 45,000 is lowest requested by a president in over three decades and less than half the 110,000 cap issued by Obama in 2016 Donald Trump intends to cap Americas annual refugee admissions at a historic low , marking the administrations latest crackdown on immigrants from some of the worlds most vulnerable groups. A US state department report seen by the Guardian shows that the administration has briefed Congress it will admit just 45,000 refugees in 2018, the lowest number requested by any president in over three decades and less than half the 110,000 cap issued in the last […]

Trump in Moscow: what happened at Miss Universe in 2013

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The pageant and the presidents attempts to get close to Putin have become a focus of the investigation into Trumps links to Russian interference in the US election Sitting in a makeshift studio overlooking the Moscow river on a crisp day in November 2013, Vladimir Putin, the brash New York businessman could not resist boasting. I do have a relationship with him, Trump said. Russias strongman had done a very brilliant job, Trump told MSNBCs Thomas Roberts, before declaring that Putin had bested Barack Obama. Hes done an amazing job hes put himself really at the forefront of the world […]

Trump adds 2 new countries for 3rd iteration of travel ban

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President Donald Trump on Sunday issued the third iteration of his travel ban, indefinitely baring travelers from seven countries on national security grounds. The latest travel ban is the harshest policy to date—one experts believe may be the most difficult to fight in court. Unlike the previous travel bans, not all countries on the new list are majority Muslim. Sudan, which was on the second travel ban list, has been removed. In its place are Chad and North Korea. A limited category of traveler is also banned from Venezuela. The latest ban also imposes its restrictions indefinitely, whereas the previous […]

Trump travel ban extended to blocks on North Korea, Venezuela and Chad

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Presidents proclamation may throw major hurdle in front of ongoing court challenges to ban which blocked travel from six majority-Muslim countries Donald Trump has announced new travel restrictions on visitors to the United States that will expand his controversial travel ban to eight countries. The new proclamation, which will come into effect on 18 October, will continue to target travellers from Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Libya and Iran, but also adds North Korea, Chad and Venezuela to the list of targeted countries. Sudan has been dropped from the administrations list of nations and Iraqi citizens will be subjected to additional scrutiny […]

A blunt, fearful rant: Trump’s UN speech left presidential norms in the dust

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His maiden address was unlike any delivered by a US president, and when it was over a sense of incoherence and menace hung in the air Donald Trumps maiden address to the UN general assembly was unlike any ever delivered in the chamber by a US president. There are precedents for such fulminations, but not from US leaders. In tone, the speech was more reminiscent of Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro or Hugo Chvez. It did echo George W Bushs 2002 axis of evil speech. That was delivered to a domestic audience, and there was little doubt that in his mind […]
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