Those waiting to enter the U.S. get crash course in American politics, justice

Syrian refugees across the Middle East have felt something akin to legal whiplash these past few weeks. As news broke Friday that the suspension of President Trump’s immigration ban had been sustained by a federal appeals court, that sensation was melting into one of relief. Trump’s Jan. 27 order, which temporarily barred travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries and all refugees, had blindsided […]

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U.S. labeled ‘flawed democracy,’ but don’t blame Trump

Researchers and analysts have granted the United States a sobering new moniker: “Flawed democracy.” But don’t blame President Donald Trump’s election victory, said those at the Economist Intelligence Unit, which each year assesses nearly 170 nations for their democratic values. The new commander in chief didn’t sow the distrust of America’s governmental institutions, the organization said. Rather, he benefitted from it. […]

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Trump warns of ‘retribution’ if companies move jobs out of U.S.

President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday issued a dramatic warning to companies that they would face “retribution” in the form of tariffs if they move American jobs overseas, setting up a collision with corporate America and the free-market wing of the Republican Party. In a string of early-morning tweets, Trump said he intends to keep jobs in the United States by […]

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Thousands of anti-Trump protesters take to streets of U.S. cities

Demonstrators marched in cities across the United States on Wednesday to protest against Republican Donald Trump’s surprise presidential election win, blasting his campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims and other groups. In New York, thousands filled streets in midtown Manhattan as they made their way to Trump Tower, Trump’s gilded home on Fifth Avenue. Hundreds of others gathered at a Manhattan […]

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Trump: U.S. should accept ‘tremendous numbers’ of legal immigrants based on merit

After months of declaring that he would curtail legal and illegal immigration, Donald Trump proclaimed at a campaign rally on Wednesday night that as president he would allow “tremendous numbers” of legal immigrants based on a “merit system.” “I want people to come in. I want tremendous numbers of people to come in,” Trump said at a rally here, his […]

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U.S., Japan, South Korea consider more steps against North Korea

The United States, Japan and South Korea have been working to cut off North Korean revenue streams from coal and overseas workers and are considering further joint action after Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday. Daniel Russel, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asia, said the three countries had been making progress in […]

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Palestinian leader says he is proud to be branded a ‘global terrorist’ by U.S.

Fathi Hammad said that he is pleased to be named a “global terrorist” by the United States. On Friday, the U.S. State Department branded the senior Hamas leader a “specially designated global terrorist.” This is a rarefied list of international enemies belonging to organizations such as al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Hezbollah, the Taliban, the Jewish Kahane group, Algerian Salafists, the Islamic […]

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