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US to ban airline passengers from carrying electronics

Passengers on some U.S.-bound foreign airline flights will have to check electronic devices larger than a cell phone once U.S. authorities formalize a new ban in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday. The new rule is expected to be …

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Federal court in Hawaii freezes Trump’s revamped travel ban

HONOLULU -UNSAFP – A federal court in Hawaii on Wednesday halted Donald Trump s revised executive order temporarily closing US borders to refugees and nationals from six Muslim-majority countries, dealing the president a humiliating fresh defeat. US District Judge Derrick Watson ruled that the state …

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Donald Trump tax: Leaked 2005 document reveals $38m bill

US President Donald Trump paid $38m (£31m) in tax on more than $150m (£123m) income in 2005, a leaked partial tax return shows. Two pages of the tax return were revealed by US TV network MSNBC but they gave no details on income sources or …

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Trump gives CIA authority to conduct drone strikes: WSJ

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency new authority to conduct drone attacks against suspected militants, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing U.S. officials. The move would be a change from the policy of former President Barack Obama’s administration …

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Facilatation of CIA operatives in Pakistan on order of civilian leaders: Ex-envoy

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Former Pakistani ambassador to Washington Hussain Haqqani admits that he had helped the United State station a large number of CIA operatives on the ground in Pakistan with the authorization of the then civilian government. Haqqani, who had served as Pakistan’s ambassador …

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Top US prosecutor fired after refusing White House

NEW YORK -UNS: High-profile New York prosecutor Preet Bharara — who was among the federal attorneys asked to resign by the White House — said Saturday that he has been fired. US President Donald Trump’s administration on Friday demanded the resignations of dozens of US …

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World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945

NEW YORK-UNS – The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nation’s humanitarian chief said as he pleaded for help to avoid “a catastrophe”. Stephen O’Brien said more than 20 million people face the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, …

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US,Canada to probe uptick in migrant flow

Canada and the United States on Friday pledged to cooperate to determine why migrants are increasingly attempting to cross the border illegally into America’s northern neighbor. The pledge came after talks between Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and visiting US Homeland Security Secretary John …

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US sends Marines to support Raqqa assault

The US has sent 400 additional troops to Syria to support an allied local force aiming to capture the so-called Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa. They include Marines, who arrived in the past few days to set up an outpost from which they will be …

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China urges US and N. Korea to avert ‘head-on collision’

BEIJING -UNS/AFP: China warned on Wednesday that North Korea and the United States were like two trains racing towards a “head-on collision,” calling on both sides to apply the brakes and avert a security crisis. Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s warning came after a cascade of …

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