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July 16, 2017 9:26 AM Macron vows France 'will never give in to anti-Semitism' at Holocaust memorial

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French president Emmanuel Macron attended a ceremony commemorating 75 years since the rounding up of 13,000 Jews at Paris's Vél d'Hiv stadium in 1942, the majority of whom were later deported and killed in Nazi extermination camps. The leaders concluded Sunday's ceremony with speeches to memorialize the event 34

July 15, 2017 2:06 AM Trump asks Supreme Court to block travel ban ruling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Friday asked the Supreme Court to block a judge's ruling that prevented President Donald Trump's travel ban from being applied to grandparents of U.S. citizens and refugees already being processed by resettlement agencies. In a court filing, the administration asked the justices to overturn Thursday's 23

July 14, 2017 7:56 PM Trump and Macron: An unlikely friendship is born

President Trump has made a new friend - Emmanuel Macron, the French president. The alliance, say analysts, is good for both Europe and the US. Trump and Macron sat next to each other and watched a Bastille Day parade on the Champs-Elysees. Trump put his hand on Macron's shoulder. A moment later Macron placed his hand on the other man's back, a sign of their 30

July 14, 2017 8:55 AM Judge in Hawaii hands Trump latest defeat on travel ban

In another setback for President Donald Trump, a federal judge in Hawaii has further weakened his already diluted travel ban by vastly expanding the list of family relationships with U.S. citizens that visa applicants can use to get into the U.S. The ruling is the latest piece of pushback in the fierce fight set off by the ban Trump first attempted in January 46

July 14, 2017 6:48 AM Trump's Travel Ban Suffers Blow As Judge Rules Grandparents Must Be Allowed to Visit U.S

President Donald Trump's temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries cannot stop grandparents and other relatives of United States citizens from entering the country, a U.S. judge said on Thursday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu also opens the door for more refugees and deals Trump a fresh courtroom defeat 52

July 14, 2017 5:39 AM In rebuke to Trump, federal judge in Hawaii expands travel ban exemptions

A federal judge in Hawaii on Thursday ordered the Trump administration to vastly expand the number of people exempt from a controversial travel ban to include those who have grandparents and other non-immediate family in the U.S., as well as refugees without family ties to the country. In his order, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson said the government’s 39

July 13, 2017 12:03 PM Afghan girls team can travel to U.S. for robotics contest after being denied visas twice

A group of Afghan teenage girls will be allowed to travel to the United States to partake in an international robotics competition after their visa applications were denied twice, U.S. officials said Wednesday. A Homeland Security Department spokesman said in an email that the agency had approved a request from the State Department for the six girls 41

July 13, 2017 9:21 AM Afghan girls will be allowed into US for robotics contest

U.S. officials will allow a group of Afghan girls into the country to participate in an international robotics competition after President Donald Trump intervened, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Wednesday, ending a saga that had sparked international backlash. Homeland Security Department spokesman David Lapan said the U.S. Citizenship 36

July 12, 2017 1:26 PM What the Islamic State is saying about its loss of Mosul

In Mosul right now, families are cheering, singing as they clutch the Iraqi flag. Drivers are blasting their horns. All because in their city, the Islamic State has been ousted. On Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared “the end of the ISIS state-let” in his country. It's being celebrated as a major, national victory for the embattled 46

July 11, 2017 11:00 AM Trudeau government unveils reproductive health projects Add to ..

Less than three years after legalizing abortion, Mozambique is getting a new aid package from the Canadian government: More than $18-million to support abortion and family-planning services. The project, announced on Tuesday, is the first specific example of how the Trudeau government is venturing into foreign-aid policies not permitted under the previous 43