‘So-called judge’ worked with youth

05 February 2017

SEATTLE – U.S. Judge James Robart emerged from relative obscurity on Saturday as the first justice to come under fire from the president since he took office after his temporary order to lift Donald Trump’s immigration ban. In a reaction that went viral on Twitter,... Read More


Trump vows ban will be reinstated

04 February 2017

WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump on Saturday denounced a judge who lifted a travel ban for citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries, vowing that his government would reinstate it as affected travellers scrambled for tickets to try to quickly enter... Read More


Judge blocks Trump immigration order

03 February 2017

SEATTLE – A federal judge in Seattle on Friday put a nationwide block on U.S. President Donald Trump’s week-old executive order barring nationals from seven countries from entering the United States. The judge’s temporary restraining order represents a major challenge... Read More


'El Chapo' lawyers complain about strict New York jail conditions

03 February 2017

NEW YORK – Lawyers for Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman complained on Friday that he was being subjected to excessive conditions of confinement in a federal jail and that his wife was not being allowed to visit him. The arguments came in federal court... Read More


Trump administration imposes new Iran sanctions, warns more may follow

03 February 2017

WASHINGTON – The United States on Friday ratcheted up pressure on Iran, putting sanctions on 13 individuals and 12 entities days after the White House put Tehran "on notice" over a ballistic missile test. The move against Iran is the first by the US government since... Read More


French soldier shoots, wounds machete-wielding attacker at Louvre

03 February 2017

PARIS - A French soldier shot and wounded a man armed with machetes and carrying two bags on his back on Friday as he tried to enter the Paris Louvre museum in what the government said appeared to have been a terrorist attack. Initial indications were that the man,... Read More


Snapchat's $3 billion IPO

03 February 2017

SNAPCHAT OWNER SNAP INC shot the opening salvo in its $3 billion initial public offering on Thursday, outlining aggressive expansion plans but offering new investors no say on how the company is run and no promise of profits. Snap's publication on Thursday of its... Read More


Delaware prison officer dead, one in hospital after uprising

02 February 2017

POLICE STORMED A prison building in Delaware on Thursday to end an 18-1/2-hour hostage standoff by prisoners that left one corrections officer dead and another injured. The officers, who had been held as hostages, were removed at about 5 a.m. from the James T. Vaughn... Read More


New York sues Charter, alleges Time Warner fraud on internet speeds

01 February 2017

NEW YORK – New York filed a lawsuit on Wednesday accusing Charter Communications Inc. of short-changing customers who were promised faster internet speeds than it could deliver. The lawsuit in State Supreme Court in Manhattan accused Charter's Spectrum unit, until... Read More


Trump names conservative Gorsuch to Supreme Court

01 February 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Neil Gorsuch for a lifetime job on the U.S. Supreme Court, picking the 49-year-old federal appeals court judge to restore the court’s conservative majority and help shape rulings on divisive issues such as abortion,... Read More


EU chair labels Trump a 'threat' as Europeans debate US ties

31 January 2017

BRUSSELS – Donald Trump has joined Russia, China and radical Islam as a threat to the European Union, EU leaders were told on Tuesday by the man chairing a summit where they will debate relations with the United States. European Council President Donald Tusk, a conservative... Read More


Shooting suspect pleads not guilty in deadly Florida airport attack

30 January 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. – A 26-year-old Iraq war veteran pleaded not guilty on Monday to federal charges accusing him of opening fire in the baggage claim area of a Florida airport this month in an attack that killed five people. Esteban Santiago, 26, wore shackles... Read More


Travel ban does not apply to Brits

30 January 2017

LONDON – Britain’s Foreign Office said that U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions only applied to individuals traveling from the seven named countries, so people arriving from other countries, including the United Kingdom, would not be subject to more checks... Read More


Trump’s travel ban faces first legal battle

29 January 2017

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States sparked outrage but hit a roadblock late on Saturday when a federal judge said stranded travelers could stay in the country.... Read More


Canada's Trudeau welcomes refugees; US-bound passengers turned away 

28 January 2017

OTTAWA/TORONTO - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed those fleeing war and persecution on Saturday even as Canadian airlines said they would turn back US-bound passengers to comply with an immigration ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries. In pointed... Read More


Blacks in South Africa still earning less than whites

28 January 2017

PRETORIA – Black South Africans earned on average only about one-fifth as much as their white counterparts in 2015, according to data published by Statistics South Africa on Friday. Annual household income for blacks stood at an average of 92 893 rand (about $7 000)... Read More


Trump says only in early stages of considering lifting sanctions on Russia

27 January 2017

WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump said on Friday he is only in the early stages of considering whether to lift US sanctions on Russia, as British Prime Minister Theresa May, other foreign officials and lawmakers at home voiced concerns that such a move... Read More


UK government takes first step towards triggering Brexit

26 January 2017

LONDON – Brexit minister David Davis began the process of passing a law that enables the government to trigger Britain's exit from the European Union, saying on Thursday he expected the legislation to pass quickly. Earlier this week, Britain's top court ruled that... Read More


Mexico president cancels Trump summit as wall taunt deepens spat

26 January 2017

MEXICO CITY/PHILADELPHIA – Mexico's president on Thursday scrapped a planned summit with Donald Trump in the face of insistent tweets from the United States president demanding Mexico pay for a border wall, a deepening rift that threatens Mexican efforts to salvage... Read More


Trump orders building of Mexico border wall, targets US 'sanctuary' cities

25 January 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed directives on Wednesday to build a wall along the US-Mexican border and strip funding from cities that shield illegal immigrants as he charged ahead with sweeping and divisive plans to transform how the United States deals... Read More


Trump to name Supreme Court nominee next month

25 January 2017

WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will make his choice to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court on February 2 as he seeks to restore the conservative majority on the Supreme Court. Trump announced the date in Twitter message... Read More




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