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  • 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...

  • *Washington, New York, Los Angeles among cities with protests. WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Donald Trump's administration on Sunday tempered a key element of his move to ban entry of refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries in the face of mounting criticism even from some prominent Republicans and protests that drew tens of thousands in major...

  • *Republicans Corker, McCain, Graham criticize directive. *Washington, N.Y., Los Angeles among cities with protests. WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Donald Trump's administration on Sunday tempered a key element of his move to ban entry of refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries in the face of mounting criticism even from some prominent...

  • Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said in a statement that people from the seven countries who hold so-called green cards as lawful permanent U.S. residents would not be blocked from returning to the United States from overseas, as some had been following the directive. Outside the White House, where some viewing stands from Trump's Jan. 20 inaugural...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his move to ban entry of refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority nations and said the United States would resume issuing visas for all countries in the next 90 days as he faced rising criticism at home and abroad and new protests in U.S. cities. Tens of thousands turned out at protests in cities...

  • Confusion persisted over details of implementation, in particular for green card holders who are legal residents of the United States. In his most sweeping action since taking office on Jan. 20, Trump, a Republican, put a 120- day hold on allowing refugees into the country, an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria and a 90- day bar on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya,...