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Russia 'deploys cruise missile in violation of landmark arms control treaty with US'

Russia has covertly deployed a new, fully operational cruise missile in an apparent violation of an arms control treaty, US officials have claimed.<p>Barack Obama wrote to President Vladimir Putin after Russia tested the missile in 2014, contending that the test violated the landmark 1897 accord that …

Challenge to Trump travel ban moves forward in two courts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The most consequential legal challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban will proceed on two tracks in the next few days: in a U.S. appeals court vote in San Francisco and the Seattle courtroom of a federal judge.<p>Tareq Aziz (L) and his brother Ammar Aziz (2nd L), …

3,000 people from the seven countries in travel ban February 4-6

<b>(CNN) —</b> Approximately 3,000 people from the seven countries listed in President Donald Trump's travel ban were allowed to enter the US between February 4 and February 6, according to figures provided Saturday by the Department of Homeland Security.<p>Trump signed an executive order last month barring …

Protests Against Planned Parenthood Rouse Dueling Rallies Nationwide

<b>Updated at 9:10 a.m. ET Sunday</b><p>Anti-abortion rights protesters gathered outside Planned Parenthood clinics across the country Saturday, in a series of rallies calling on politicians to end federal funding for the century-old organization. The activists planned to picket outside roughly 200 Planned …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump denounced nuclear arms treaty in phone call with Putin – sources

The president’s reported remarks on the Obama-era New Start treaty between the US and Russia have provoked alarm among security specialists<p>Donald Trump has told Vladimir Putin he does not want to renew a 2010 arms control treaty that limits the number of strategic nuclear weapons the US and Russia …

President Trump may challenge the tech industry on the hot-button issue of H-1B visas

Trump's administration has drafted an executive order that attempts to alter the work-visa programs used by many tech companies, telling them that if they recruit foreign workers, priority will be assigned to those workers who will be the mostly highly paid, Bloomberg reports.<p>Businesses would have …

Trump to sign executive orders enabling construction of proposed border wall and targeting sanctuary cities

By Jerry Markon<p>, Reporter<p>Robert Costa<p>, Reporter<p>Abigail Hauslohner<p>, Reporter<p>President Trump plans to sign executive orders Wednesday enabling construction of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and targeting cities where local leaders refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation, …

Immigration

Trump clears way for controversial oil pipelines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed orders on Tuesday smoothing the path for the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines in a move to expand energy infrastructure and roll back key Obama administration environmental actions.<p>Oil producers in Canada and North …

At Least 19 Dead After Tornadoes, Thunderstorms Batter Southeast

A severe storm that brought destructive tornadoes with it killed at least 19 people over the weekend as it moved south from Georgia and Mississippi into the Florida Panhandle.<p>Fifty tornadoes had been reported across the South since Thursday as four separate waves of severe weather wrought havoc, …

Trump Issues Executive Order Scaling Back Parts of Obamacare

WASHINGTON — In his first executive order, President Trump on Friday directed government agencies to scale back as many aspects of the Affordable Care Act as possible, moving within hours of being sworn in to fulfill his pledge to eviscerate Barack Obama’s signature health care law.<p>The one-page …

Health Care

Trudeau government retreats from key promise to First Nations

The Trudeau government is retreating from a key promise to be more up front with Indigenous groups who are taking it to court.<p>The promise would have …

Keith Ellison Makes Gains In Two States That Cost Clinton The Election

The DNC chair candidate has picked up big endorsements in Michigan and Wisconsin.<p>WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump won the election thanks to narrow victories in three historically Democratic states: Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.<p>There are multiple ways that Trump could have won, …

Supreme court to deliver Brexit ruling on 24 January

Panel of 11 justices will resolve whether government can formally initiate article 50 without parliamentary approval<p>The supreme court will deliver its eagerly awaited judgment next Tuesday on whether ministers or parliament have the legal authority to trigger Brexit.<p>The court’s president, Lord …

Russia, Turkey join in airstrikes against Islamic State in northern Syria

By Karen DeYoung<p>, Associate editor/reporter<p>Russia and Turkey conducted their first joint air operations Wednesday in Syria, bombing Islamic State positions in and around the northwestern town of al-Bab, where U.S. jets also struck militant targets this week.<p>The operations came as Turkish Foreign …

Middle East

First of 3 more storms hits California as drought retreats

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The worst area of drought in California has significantly narrowed to a small region northwest of Los Angeles that has stubbornly …

Santa Barbara

Islamic State group 'lost quarter of territory' in 2016

<b>So-called Islamic State (IS) lost almost a quarter of its territory in 2016, according to new analysis.</b><p>The group gave up almost 18,000 sq km (6,900 sq miles), its territory being reduced to some 60,400 sq km, just less than the size of Florida, security and defence analysts IHS Markit reported.<p>IHS …

IHS Markit

China's Xi Jinping says Paris climate deal must not be allowed to fail

President says ‘we only have one homeland’ in a coded warning to Donald Trump not to dismantle the agreement<p>The world must not allow the Paris climate deal to be “derailed” or continue to inflict irreparable damage on the environment, Chinese president Xi Jinping has said, amid fears the rise of …

Dylann Roof jury: Death penalty for Charleston church shooter

<b>Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> Twelve federal jurors said Tuesday that Dylann Roof, the man who killed nine people in a 2015 massacre at a historically black Charleston, South Carolina, church, should be put to death.<p>The 10 women and two men recommended the death penalty for all 18 counts that …

Dylann Roof

5 Takeaways From Jeff Sessions' Attorney General Hearing, So Far

At more than eight hours long, the first day of Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing for attorney general was a marathon. The Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Sessions on a wide range of topics, including allegations of racism that have dogged the Alabama senator for years and his views on …

Map of the world's rudest place names is a thing of beauty

LONDON — If ever you needed proof that the world is a truly wicked, despicable place, just cast your eyes over the map below.<p>From the American …

NASA's 'Impossible' EmDrive Could Actually Work, Even If It Breaks The Laws Of Physics

Even NASA doesn't know how it works.<p>NASA scientists have determined that an ‘impossible’ engine that could take us to Mars in just 10 weeks does …

Suspect arrested in fatal cop shooting in San Antonio

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said Monday evening that a suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a police officer Sunday, a bloody day for police officers across the nation.<p>McManus said Otis Tyrone McCain, 31, was arrested without incident in the ambush of Detective Benjamin …

U.S. Senate leader says Iran sanctions renewal will pass

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will vote to renew sanctions on Iran for 10 years before adjourning next month, the chamber’s Republican leader said on Wednesday, sending the bill to the White House, where President Barack Obama is expected to sign it into law.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama …

When Bernie and Chuck locked arms

The consummate liberal outsider now has a seat at the Democratic leadership table, but no one's quite sure to what end.<p>Bernie Sanders now has a seat at Senate Democrats’ leadership table, ensuring the liberal icon will have a voice as Democrats decide how to cooperate or take on Donald Trump in the …

Obama Administration Gives Up on Pacific Trade Deal

Congressional GOP leaders indicated they wouldn’t consider Trans-Pacific Partnership in lame-duck session<p>A sweeping Pacific trade pact meant to bind the U.S.and Asia effectively died Friday, as Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress told the White House they won’t advance it in the …

Obama Administration

Reid: Trump a 'sexual predator who lost the popular vote'

The retiring Senate minority leader unloads.<p>President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi — all of them offered conciliatory statements about Donald Trump's election victory.<p>Then there was Harry Reid.<p>In a blistering statement Friday, the retiring Senate minority leader …

Australian Parliament Prevents National Same-Sex Marriage Vote

Australia's bid to hold a national vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage was defeated on Monday in the upper house of parliament, or Senate, potentially delaying legal unions for years.<p>The proposal to hold the vote, or plebiscite, in February next year was voted down in the Senate by 33 …

Hillary Clinton would win in Australia, New Zealand, England, Canada, France, Mexico and Germany. But not Russia.

By Tobias Konitzer<p>Sam Corbett-Davies<p>David Rothschild<p>Most citizens in other countries see tomorrow’s U.S. election as important for the world at large, not least because of its influence on economic markets around the world. For that reason, we recently conducted polls in seven key countries. Across …

3 countries that are inviting Americans to move after the election

There's no shame in moving.<p>In the 18 months leading up to November 8, people in Ireland, Canada, and New Zealand have all extended an invitation to Americans to relocate if they aren't happy with how the presidential race shakes out.<p>In most cases, people who talk about moving to another country …

Donald Trump