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Louvre visitors reacted to terror attack announcement with calm

Visitors to the Louvre learned by loudspeaker announcement of Friday’s attempted attack on the Paris museum and there was no panic, witnesses said, though some children cried as guards directed people to sit tight together and away from windows. A French soldier shot and wounded a man armed with a …

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JuD resurfaces under ‘Tehreek Azadi Jammu and Kashmir’ banner

Law enforcement agencies are keeping a close eye on the activities of Saeed’s network, police say The Jamaat-ud-Dawa has resurfaced under a new name of ‘Tehreek Azadi Jammu and Kashmir’, days after its chief Hafiz Saeed was put under house arrest and a crackdown launched on the organisation’s activities. Official …

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China lashes out at Mattis remarks on East China Sea islands

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman on Saturday called on the U.S. to cease “making wrong remarks” over the issue. China says the U.S. is putting regional stability in East Asia at risk following remarks by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that an island group China claims falls under the U.S.—Japan mutual defense …

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US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s travel ban nationwide

Trump’s order last week sparked protests nationwide and confusion at airports as some travelers were detained. A U.S. judge on Friday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, siding with two states that urged a nationwide hold on the executive order that has launched …

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How legal challenges to Trump travel ban are playing out

Legal battles are playing out across the U.S. as opponents of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens from seven predominantly Muslim nations take their fight to the courtroom. Hearings were being held on Friday in a few of the cases. A look at some of the court challenges: WASHINGTON …

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No restrictions on H-1B, says Trump donor

Shalli Kumar sees much more demand for skilled professionals. The India-US relations would be the best ever under Mr. Trump and the new administration had no plan to issue an executive order to curtail H-1B visas that benefitted Indian skilled workers, said Shalabh Shalli Kumar, Indian American donor and supporter …

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Trump castigated refugee accord during call with Australian PM

U.S. President Donald Trump ripped into the Australian Prime Minister during their call last week, reports said, castigating a refugee accord he later described on Twitter as a “dumb deal”. The Washington Post said Mr. Trump abruptly cut short the fiery conversation after criticising the agreement to re-settle people kept in …

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Trump threatens college after speech cancellation

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to cut funding to the University of California at Berkeley after protesters smashed windows and set fires at the liberal-leaning school, forcing the cancellation of an appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos, a far-right Breitbart News editor. “If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech …

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Nobel Peace Laureates denounce Trump ‘hate’ speech

Nobel Peace Prize winners have condemned US President Donald Trump at a gathering at which their host accused him of “a discourse of hate” against immigrants. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, the prize’s latest winner for progress towards ending his country’s civil war, yesterday opened the four-day summit of peace …

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