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Month: January 2017

Some nations affected by U.S. immigration order may stay on list: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some of the seven Muslim-majority countries affected by President Donald Trump’s executive action on immigration will not likely be taken off the list any time soon, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Tuesday. … Read More

Romanian decrees will encourage corruption: prosecutors

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – The Romanian government’s plans to decriminalize some abuses of power through emergency decree could encourage more corruption in one of the European Union’s most graft-prone countries, the prosecutor general’s office said on Tuesday. Source:… Read More

Trump pushes drugmakers for lower prices, more U.S. production

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday met with top executives from some of the biggest drugmakers, calling on them to boost U.S. production and lower prices, while he also promised to speed up approval… Read More

Canada shooting suspect rented apartment close to Quebec mosque: neighbors

QUEBEC CITY (Reuters) – The French-Canadian student accused of killing six people during evening prayers in a Quebec City mosque had rented an apartment nearby, neighbors said on Tuesday, a sign he may have been targeting the house… Read More

Boy Scouts of America to begin accepting transgender boys

(Reuters) – The Boy Scouts of America said on Monday the group would begin accepting transgender boys, bucking its more than a century-old practice of using the gender stated on a birth certificate to determine eligibility. Source:… Read More

Quebec mosque shooting: A shout, a hail of bullets, then death

(Reuters) – Abdi was sitting cross-legged on the floor reading the Quran with his friends when the shooting began – a staccato spray of bullets into the crowd of worshippers gathered on Sunday at the mosque in Quebec… Read More

Quebec mosque shooting suspect charged with murdering six people

QUEBEC CITY/TORONTO (Reuters) – A French-Canadian university student was the sole suspect in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque and was charged with the premeditated murder of six people, Canadian authorities said on Monday, in what Prime… Read More

Backlash grows against Trump travel ban in courts, Congress

(Reuters) – Backlash built on Monday against U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel and immigration restrictions targeting seven Muslim-majority nations as opponents tried to throw up roadblocks, including more court challenges. Source: Reuters Top News

May's Brexit plan likely to survive parliamentary assault

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to leave the European Union is expected to survive weeks of intense parliamentary scrutiny starting on Tuesday, despite pro-EU lawmakers’ attempts to force the government to rethink its strategy. … Read More

Trump defends travel bans as thousands protest and criticism rises

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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… Read More