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Donald Trump picks conservative judge Neil Gorsuch for US Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON DC: President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Neil Gorsuch for a lifetime job on the US 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, gun control, the death penalty and religious rights. The Colorado native faces a […]

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President Trump Smashes Record for Getting Majority of Americans to Disapprove of Him

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It took former President George W. Bush 1,205 days to reach a majority disapproval rating. Former President Barack Obama crossed that threshold in 936 days. And President Donald Trump did it in just over a week. The Republican, who was sworn in on Jan. 20 as the least popular president in at least 40 years, […]

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It took 3 years for George W. Bush to hit 50% disapproval. Trump is there after 8 days

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Nearly every modern president has, at one time or another, reached the point at which at least 50 percent of the country disapproved of his job performance as president. For Donald Trump, though, that moment has come earlier than most — much earlier. While Trump entered office with record-low approval, he now stands at a […]

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Trump says ‘world is a horrible mess’, bats for strong borders and extreme vetting of refugees

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WASHINGTON DC(PTI): US President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his controversial executive orders on immigration, borders and extreme vetting of refugees, saying that the world is a “horrible mess” and America needs “strong borders”. “Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW. Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world – […]

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Federal court stays Donald Trump’s immigration ban, ACLU wins legal challenge

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On Saturday, a New York federal court issued an emergency stay on US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. A lawsuit was filed by legal organisations along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of individuals who were subject to the ban and were detained by the US government […]

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World leaders condemn Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’

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European leaders, the United Nations and international groups have condemned US President Donald Trump’s measures against refugees and travellers from several Muslim-majority countries. The chorus of criticism came as passport holders from Arab countries were blocked on Saturday from passing through customs at US airports and others were prevented from boarding US-bound planes. Is Donald […]

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Vatican to no longer mint euro coins bearing Pope Francis’ image

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The Vatican will stop minting euro coins bearing Pope Francis’ image beginning in March, religious news agency I.media reported on Friday, saying the coins will now carry the Vatican’s coat of arms and European Union stars. The EU’s official journal on January 24 published pictures of the Vatican’s new coins (eight pieces ranging from one […]

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UN chief says populism has triggered a rise in racism, anti-Muslim hatred

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The rise of populism has triggered an increase in anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia, anti-Muslim hatred and other forms of intolerance, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said. The new UN chief told several hundred people, including Holocaust survivors, at the UN’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust that “a ‘new normal’ of public discourse is taking hold, in […]

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Trump on favour of complete ban for people coming from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia

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WASHINGTON DC: US President Donald Trump defended his plan to limit the entry of people from several Muslim countries, saying it was necessary as the world is “a total mess”, even as he was non-committal on whether nations like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia would be on the list of the proposed visa ban. When […]

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Indonesia IS suspect is a well-educated former official: Police

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An Indonesian man arrested in Bali this week for suspected links to the Islamic State group after travelling to Turkey was an Australian-educated former finance ministry official, authorities said on Friday. The Ministry of Finance said Triyono Utomo resigned from his job in the ministry’s fiscal policy office in February last year because he wanted […]

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