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Trump wants tightened immigration laws after NYC attack

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Trump wants tightened immigration laws after NYC attack

US President Donald Trump has said America must “fix” its immigration system following a bomb attackin New York City, which has left at least four people injured. Trump has called on US lawmakers’ to enhanceimmigration officers’ powers relating to arrest and detention [Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP]   Trump called on Congress to revise the country’s chain migration policy, which allows immigrants to […]

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Putin and Erdogan warn of rising tension after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

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Putin and Erdogan warn of rising tension after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) holding a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their meeting at the Presidential Complex. (AFP) “Russia and Turkey believe that this decision does not help stabilize the situation in the Middle East, but on the contrary, it adds to an already complex situation,” Putin said. Speaking […]

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Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during surprise visit to Khmeimim Airbase

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Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during surprise visit to Khmeimim Airbase

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. He announced the move during his first visit to the country, as he arrived with no advance notice at Khmeimim Airbase in Syria’s Latakia province on Monday morning. © kremlin.ru A “significant part” of the Russian military contingent in Syria should return to Russia, […]

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Somalia conflict exacting terrible toll on civilians – UN report Al Shabaab responsible for most civilian casualties

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Somalia conflict exacting terrible toll on civilians – UN report Al Shabaab responsible for most civilian casualties

GENEVA (11 December 2017) – Armed conflict in Somalia continues to exact a heavy toll on civilians, damaging infrastructure and livelihoods, displacing millions of people, and impeding access to humanitarian relief for communities in need, a UN report published on Sunday said. Entitled “Protection of Civilians: Building the Foundation for Peace, Security and Human Rights […]

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on cinemas 

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on cinemas 

Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom. © Stringer, AFP | A picture taken on March 27, 2017, shows a general view of the opening ceremony of the fourth Saudi Film Festival held […]

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Where else?’ Netanyahu cites Bible to justify Trump’s Jerusalem move, urges EU to follow suit

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Where else?’ Netanyahu cites Bible to justify Trump’s Jerusalem move, urges EU to follow suit

Following Donald Trump’s controversial Jerusalem move, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has told EU leaders there is no other place for the capital – and that the Bible proves it. As protests continue, he also urged the Palestinians to embrace “reality.” TrendsUS recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s сapital © Sebastian Scheiner / Reuters During his visit to Brussels […]

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Anti-nuclear group sounds warning at Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Norway

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Anti-nuclear group sounds warning at Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Norway

The winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), on Sunday warned mankind’s destruction is just one “impulsive tantrum away” as the United States and North Korea exchange warlike threats over the nation’s nuclear tests. ICAN activist and Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow speaks at Oslo City Hall. Photo: Terje […]

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Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ‘null and void,’ Erdoğan says

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Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ‘null and void,’ Erdoğan says

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday condemned the Israeli invasion of Palestine, accusing the country of expanding its borders through state-terror and occupation since 1947, and stressed that the U.S.-decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital was “null and void.” Speaking at a Justice and Development Party (AK Party) event in northeastern Turkey’s Sivas, Erdoğan […]

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A bromance that shakes the Middle East

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A bromance that shakes the Middle East

It has been called “The story of the two princes”. The newfound friendship between Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Donald Trump’s grandson. But it is a friendship that shakes about. Not least, it has increased tensions in the Middle East’s cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. It was in secret that Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to […]

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North Korea says naval blockade will trigger war

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North Korea says naval blockade will trigger war

North Korea has again hit out at a U.S. suggestion of a naval blockade, saying any such action would be considered a declaration of war. Pyongyang said such a move would be a “wanton violation of the country’s sovereignty and dignity” that would be considered a declaration of war, the state-run Rodong Shinmun reported Sunday. […]

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