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Trump goes ahead with immigration crackdown despite legal issues

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY: US President Donald Trump’s administration pushed ahead with its attempts to crack down on migration at the southern border yesterday, defending in court a virtual ban it imposed on asylum seekers and issuing its second sweeping order within

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UK: Iran seized two oil tankers in Gur, Tehran says only one

LONDON/DUBAI: Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf yesterday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

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Trump disavows ‘send her back’ rally chant, Republicans unnerved

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump tried to distance himself yesterday from supporters’ chants of “send her back” at a rally where he blasted Somalia-born US Representative Ilhan Omar, as Republicans worry the incendiary mantra could set the tone for the

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Unrepentant Trump intensifies attacks on ‘The Squad’

GREENVILLE, N.C./WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump intensified his vilification of four liberal lawmakers as un-American at a raucous rally yesterday, underscoring that the attacks will be a key part of his strategy for winning re-election in 2020. Despite criticism from

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US lawmakers blast racist Trump, the president defiant

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump doubled down on his attacks against four minority US congresswomen yesterday and dismissed concerns that his comments were racist, prompting outrage from Democrats, who moved to condemn him in the House of Representatives. Speaking at

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Leaked UK memo: Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama

LONDON: A UK newspaper has published more leaked memos revealing a British ambassador’s blunt assessments of the Trump administration, including one in which the envoy to Washington claimed President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal to spite

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Lift sanctions then we talk, Iran tells a sceptical US

DUBAI/PARIS: Iran is ready to hold talks with the US if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Sunday. US President Donald Trump’s

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Trump tells congresswomen to ‘go back’ to ‘fix’ countries they came from

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Sunday told a group of mostly American-born Democratic congresswomen to ‘go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,’ a comment that was condemned by Democrats as

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Johnson admits being part of the reason of envoy’s departure

LONDON: Boris Johnson, frontrunner to be Britain’s next prime minister, denied he was responsible for the resignation of the ambassador to Washington but admitted his comments had been a factor in the shock departure of one of the country’s most

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Trump says ‘kidney has special place in heart’, gets trolled on social media

It is not surprising when US President Donald Trump makes a bizarre statement, but then again messing up the basic anatomy of a human body is something one would not expect from him. However, that is not the case with

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