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White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

CNN and other news outlets were blocked on Friday from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs. The decision struck veteran White House journalists as unprecedented in the modern era, and escalated tensions in the already fraught relationship between […]

Jewish people give Muslims key to their synagogue after town’s mosque burns down

Jewish people give Muslims key to their synagogue after town’s mosque burns down

Jewish people in a small Texas city handed Muslim worshippers the keys to their synagogue after the town’s only mosque was destroyed in a fire. The Victoria Islamic Centre burned down on Saturday and had previously been burgled—the cause is being investigated by federal officials. But the town’s Muslim population will not be without a place […]

African Union criticises US for ‘taking many of our people as slaves’ and not taking refugees

African Union criticises US for ‘taking many of our people as slaves’ and not taking refugees

The head of the African Union has criticised Donald Trump’s ban on immigration from some Muslim-majority countries, saying it presents “one of the greatest challenges” for the continent. As representatives of the AU’s 53 member states met in Addis Ababa for a two-day summit, the chief of its commission said the bloc was entering “very […]

Amazon Turns Against Donald Trump’s Order On Immigration

Amazon Turns Against Donald Trump’s Order On Immigration

NEW YORK: Joining the battle against the US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has said that the company does not support the order. According to a report in The Verge, Bezos reacted to Trump’s executive order in an internal mail to employees. “This executive order […]

Flying high: $200,000-worth of cocaine found shoved up nose of airplane

Flying high: $200,000-worth of cocaine found shoved up nose of airplane

Cocaine worth upwards of $200,000 and weighing 30lb (14kg) was discovered hidden in the nose of an American Airlines plane during a routine maintenance check. The flight originated in Colombia and arrived in Oklahoma after a stopover in Miami, Florida. “That’s a lot of cocaine, so we suspect cartel involvement,” Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman […]

Trudeau says Canada will take refugees banned by U.S.

Trudeau says Canada will take refugees banned by U.S.

TORONTO –€” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message for refugees rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump: Canada will take you He also intends to talk to Trump about the success of Canada’s refugee policy. Trudeau reacted to Trump’s ban of Muslims from certain countries by tweeting Saturday: “To those fleeing persecution, terror & […]

Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, Other Tech CEOs Slam Trump On Immigration Ban

Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, Other Tech CEOs Slam Trump On Immigration Ban

Several Silicon Valley CEOs have strongly criticised US President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban against people from seven Muslim-majority countries, extending support to their employees affected by the order. Google CEO Sundar Pichai criticised the controversial immigration order, saying it will create “barriers” to bringing great talent to the US, as the Internet search giant […]

 ‘The Economist’ Just Downgraded the US From a ‘Full Democracy’ to a ‘Flawed Democracy’

 ‘The Economist’ Just Downgraded the US From a ‘Full Democracy’ to a ‘Flawed Democracy’

United States is no longer a full democracy, according to the highly regarded Economist Intelligence Unit, which each year compiles a Democracy Index that “provides a snapshot of the state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories.” “The US, a standard-bearer of democracy for the world, has become a ‘flawed democracy,’ as […]