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Senate rejects immigration bills; ‘Dreamers’ in limbo

WASHINGTON, Feb 17, (Agencies): The Senate has left hundreds of thousands of “Dreamer” immigrants in limbo, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation’s border security. Senators dealt President Donald Trump an especially galling defeat as more than a quarter of fellow Republicans abandoned …

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Travel ban unconstitutional – ‘Unlawfully discriminates against Muslims’

  WASHINGTON, Feb 15, (RTRS): President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries violates the US Constitution by discriminating on the basis of religion, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday in another legal setback for the policy. The Richmond-based 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals, on …

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Democrats ignore ‘Dreamers’ in budget deal

Agreement adds money for defense, infrastructure WASHINGTON, Feb 8, (Agencies): On the eve of another shutdown deadline, immigration activists joined liberal leaders Wednesday in threatening political retribution against congressional Democrats who ignore young immigrants in a massive spending deal. The fresh threats exposed deepening divisions within a Democratic Party struggling …

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Protecting ‘religious’ rights to cost $300m – Trump’s new effort

WASHINGTON, Feb 6, (AP): President Donald Trump’s new effort to protect the rights of health workers who object to participating in abortions and other procedures will cost the health care system more than $300 million to set up, according to a government estimate. More than 40 complaints have been filed …

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Trump says he’s smart, & very stable ‘genius’ – ‘Fire & Fury’ book released

WASHINGTON, Jan 6, (AP): President Donald Trump wants people to know he’s “like, really smart” and “a very stable genius.” He’s taking to Twitter to defend his mental fitness and boast about his intelligence. It’s his latest pushback against a book that portrays him as a leader who doesn’t understand …

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Trump tours Forbidden City

Beijing seen as key to controlling Pyongyang BEIJING, Nov 8, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump toured the Forbidden City with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday as he began the crucial leg of an Asian tour intended to build a global front against North Korea’s nuclear threats. After warning North …

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Trump fix eyed as Mattis, Europe back Iran deal – Sign-offs trouble

WASHINGTON, Oct 4, (Agencies): The future of the Iran nuclear deal may hinge on a face-saving fix for President Donald Trump so he doesn’t have to recertify the Islamic republic’s compliance every 90 days, according to US officials. Several officials familiar with internal discussions say the periodic reviews mandated by …

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Chicago sues Trump administration – Sanctuary city funding threat

CHICAGO, Aug 7, (RTRS): Chicago on Monday sued to prevent the Trump administration from enacting new policies that would withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities that deny US immigration officials access to local jails. The lawsuit filed in US District Court claims that the federal policies force the city to …

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Amir congratulates Trump on Independence Day

KUWAIT CITY, July 4, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a congratulatory cable Tuesday to American President Donald Trump on his country’s 241st independence anniversary. His Highness the Amir praised the distinguished historical and strategic ties between the two countries and lauded efforts to extend …

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Trump and Modi hail friendship – Combating terrorism, defence ties tackled

WASHINGTON, June 27, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraced each other as friends and partners Monday, pledging their quest for economic growth would strengthen rather than undermine ties between the world’s two largest democracies. While Trump’s relations with some traditional allies had a rocky …

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