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MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: Travellers Rush to Take Advantage of Trump Setback

MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: Travellers Rush to Take Advantage of Trump Setback

“I am very happy that we are going to travel today. Finally, we made it,” said Fuad Sharef, an Iraqi with an immigration visa who was prevented along with his family from boarding a flight to New York a week ago.

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USA POLITICS: 60,000 Visas Revoked Under Trump’s Executive Order

USA POLITICS: 60,000 Visas Revoked Under Trump’s Executive Order

The immigration executive order signed by Trump temporarily halted the U.S. refugee program and imposed a 90-day suspension on people traveling from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

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PERU POLITICS: 6,000 Venezuelans Given Work, Study Visas to Peru

PERU POLITICS: 6,000 Venezuelans Given Work, Study Visas to Peru

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru has expressed concern about shortages of food and medicine in Venezuela, mired in a deep economic crisis.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop Says Controversial Refugee Deal With U.S. Would Go Ahead

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop Says Controversial Refugee Deal With U.S. Would Go Ahead

“The agreement is to be honored by the Trump administration (so) I’m pleased this agreement will continue,” Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.

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MEXICO POLITICS: U.S., Mexican Officials Try to Find Common Ground On Security

MEXICO POLITICS: U.S., Mexican Officials Try to Find Common Ground On Security

Mexican delegation met U.S. military officials in southern Mexico on Tuesday to discuss security initiatives, sources said on Wednesday, as the two countries try to find common ground in tough negotiations over trade, security and immigration.

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UK POLITICS: Brits Free From Trump Immigration Restrictions

UK POLITICS: Brits Free From Trump Immigration Restrictions

U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions do not apply to people travelling from the United Kingdom regardless of their nationality or place of birth, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday.

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USA POLITICS: 872 Refugees Granted Waivers Into U.S.

USA POLITICS: 872 Refugees Granted Waivers Into U.S.

U.S. government granted waivers to 872 refugees into U.S., despite President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning entry of refugees from any country.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Argentina Changes Immigration Law to Limit Entry, Ease Deportation

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Argentina Changes Immigration Law to Limit Entry, Ease Deportation

Gabriela Michetti said the measure did not change Argentina’s pro-immigration, and sought to avoid association with measures implemented by U.S. Trump to restrict immigration.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Loosens Restriction On Green Card Holders

USA POLITICS: Trump Loosens Restriction On Green Card Holders

President Donald Trump loosened a restriction on legal residents holding green cards returning to the United States from overseas travel after a weekend of confusion, protests and worldwide outcry over a sweeping immigration order.

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AFRICA POLITICS: ‘US Travel Ban Heralds ‘Turbulent Times’ For Africa’: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

AFRICA POLITICS: ‘US Travel Ban Heralds ‘Turbulent Times’ For Africa’: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma spoke after U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order halted travel by people with passports from Libya, Somalia, Sudan and four other Middle East nations for 90 days, and stopped refugee resettlement for 120 days.

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USA POLITICS: More Judges Restrict Trump Immigration Order

USA POLITICS: More Judges Restrict Trump Immigration Order

The judges in Massachusetts, Virginia and Washington state issued their rulings late on Saturday or early on Sunday.

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UK POLITICS: Under Fire! Theresa May Slams Trump Curb On Refugees

UK POLITICS: Under Fire! Theresa May Slams Trump Curb On Refugees

Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain did not agree with U.S. President Donald Trump’s curbs on immigration after coming under criticism from lawmakers in her own party for not condemning his executive order when initially questioned.

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USA POLITICS: McCain: Trump Immigration Order Confusing

USA POLITICS: McCain: Trump Immigration Order Confusing

McCain said he was “worried” about the addition of Trump’s chief strategist and former campaign chief Steve Bannon to the U.S. National Security Council.

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WORLD POLITICS: World React to President Trump’s Sweeping Refugee Ban

WORLD POLITICS: World React to President Trump’s Sweeping Refugee Ban

“US is where Christian traditions have important meaning. Loving your neighbor is a major Christian value and includes helping people,” Germany’s Gabriel.

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INDONESIA POLITICS: FM Retno Marsudi Says Muslim-Majority Indonesia Deeply Regrets Trump’s Immigrant Vetting Plans

INDONESIA POLITICS: FM Retno Marsudi Says Muslim-Majority Indonesia Deeply Regrets Trump’s Immigrant Vetting Plans

President Donald Trump told reporters in White House’s Oval Office on Saturday his order was “not a Muslim ban” and said the measures were long overdue.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Welcomes Refugees Fleeing War, Persecution

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Welcomes Refugees Fleeing War, Persecution

“To those fleeing persecution, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada,” Trudeau said on Twitter.

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USA POLITICS: 2 Iraqis Lead Legal Fight Against Trump Order Blocking Entry

USA POLITICS: 2 Iraqis Lead Legal Fight Against Trump Order Blocking Entry

U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly ordered U.S. authorities to refrain from deporting previously approved refugees as well as “approved holders of valid immigrant and non-immigrant visas and other individuals … legally authorized to enter the United States” from the countries targeted in Trump’s order.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqis With US Ties First to Sue Over Trump Immigration Order

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqis With US Ties First to Sue Over Trump Immigration Order

Legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s new restrictions on immigration came on Saturday on behalf of two Iraqis with ties to U.S. security forces who were detained at New York’s JFK Airport.

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USA POLITICS: Banned! Trump Halts Travelers From Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen With Immediate Effect

USA POLITICS: Banned! Trump Halts Travelers From Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen With Immediate Effect

“I’m establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America. Don’t want them here,” President Trump said.

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WORLD POLITICS: UN Agencies Urge Trump To Allow Refugees Entry

WORLD POLITICS: UN Agencies Urge Trump To Allow Refugees Entry

IOM and UNHCR said they remained committed to working with the U.S. administration towards a shared goal of ensuring “safe and secure resettlement and immigration programmes”.

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