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  • NEW YORK Feb 8- A U.S. appeals court is weighing arguments for and against President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban, but its decision this week may not yet answer the underlying legal questions being raised in the fast-moving case. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is expected to rule only on the narrow question of whether a lower court's...

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to Washington on Thursday hoping promises to help create U.S. jobs and bolster his military will persuade Trump to turn down the heat on trade and currency and stand by the decades-old alliance. The Trump administration is considering a proposal that could lead to potentially designating Iran's powerful Islamic...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- A federal appeals court is expected to rule on President Donald Trump's U.S. travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries as soon as Wednesday, one day after questioning whether the order unfairly targeted people over their religion. Judge Richard Clifton, a George W. Bush appointee, posed equally tough questions for a lawyer...

  • Travel Ban

    The federal appeals court will likely return the case back to Judge James Robart, says David Leopold from David Wolfe Leopold & Associates.

  • Homeland Security chief John Kelly tells a congressional panel he should have delayed Trump's travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries and on all refugees so he could brief Congress on the executive order. The Senate confirms billionaire Betsy DeVos as education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence casting an unprecedented...

  • A pedestrian walks past the Indonesian symbol of Garuda Pancasila (back), a mythical golden eagle with a heraldic shield on its chest.

    Politics, religion and fake new mix in Indonesia as the high-profile race for governor of Jakarta enters the final leg.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Feb 7- President Donald Trump's order temporarily banning U.S. entry to people from seven Muslim-majority countries came under intense scrutiny on Tuesday from a federal appeals court that questioned whether the ban unfairly targeted people over their religion. Judge Richard Clifton, a George W. Bush appointee, posed equally tough...

  • The Senate confirms billionaire Betsy DeVos as education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence casting an unprecedented tie-breaking vote, and another controversial nominee, Jeff Sessions for attorney general, wins committee approval. The Senate's top Democrat accuses Trump's Supreme Court pick of avoiding answering questions "like the plague" and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Feb 7- A government lawyer defending President Donald Trump's temporary entry ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries came under intense scrutiny on Tuesday from a U.S. federal appeals court that questioned whether it unfairly targeted people over their religion. Judge Richard Clifton, a George W. Bush appointee, posed...

  • Travel ban likely to end up in SCOTUS: Academic

    Andra Gillespie, assistant professor at Emory University, says that that the U.S. remains fairly politically divided.

  • SEATTLE/WASHINGTON, Feb 4- When Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson arrived in Seattle last Saturday after a trip to Florida, public outrage over the immigration order issued the previous day by President Donald Trump was quickly growing. District Judge James Robart put on hold the travel ban for refugees and citizens of seven mainly Muslim...

  • SEATTLE/WASHINGTON, Feb 4- When Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson arrived in Seattle last Saturday after a trip to Florida, public outrage over the immigration order issued the previous day by President Donald Trump was quickly growing. District Judge James Robart put on hold the travel ban for refugees and citizens of seven mainly Muslim...

  • Trump is targeting Muslims: CAIR

    Zahra Billoo, executive director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says Trump's immigration order violates the U.S. Constitution.

  • Demonstrators gather near The White House to protest President Donald Trump's travel ban on seven Muslim countries on January 29, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    The Trump administration wants to revamp a program designed to counter all violent ideologies so that it focuses solely on Islam.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 31- Imposing a temporary travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim countries, President Donald Trump said the move would help protect the United States from terrorism. The Jan. 30-31 poll found roughly one in two Americans backed the ban, which also suspends admission of all refugees for 120 days, although there were sharp divisions along party lines.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 31- Imposing a temporary travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim countries, President Donald Trump said the move would help protect the United States from terrorism. The Jan. 30-31 poll found roughly one in two Americans backed the ban, which also suspends admission of all refugees for 120 days, although there were sharp divisions along party lines.

  • BOSTON, Jan 31- Massachusetts on Tuesday joined a legal effort to block U.S. Massachusetts is following the lead of Washington state, which said on Monday it would file a lawsuit in federal court challenging the ban on constitutional grounds. Trump's order halted travel by people with passports from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days, and...

  • Jan 30- The chief executives of Goldman Sachs Group and Ford Motor Co joined the criticism of President Donald Trump's order to halt arrivals from several Muslim-majority countries, as equity markets fell and the dollar slipped on Monday. Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein was the first major Wall Street CEO to weigh in against the...

  • Canadian PM calls mosque shooting a 'terrorist attack on Muslims'

    Six people were killed and eight others were injured after gunmen opened fire at a Quebec City mosque Sunday night.

  • TOKYO, Jan 30- In rare candour for a Japanese executive, CEO Hiroshi Mikitani of e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc condemned U.S. Mikitani said Rakuten, which is sometimes called " Japan's Amazon", would offer free international calls from the United States to the seven affected countries through its call and messaging app Viber. I came to U.S. when I was seven and I really...