Monthly Archive: January 2017

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Consequences of Trump’s Rush to Enact an Immigration Ban

As President Trump signed a sweeping executive order on Friday, shutting the borders to refugees and others from seven largely Muslim countries, the secretary of homeland security was on a White House conference call getting his first full briefing on the global shift in policy....

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U.S. judges limit Trump immigration order

U.S. judges in at least five states blocked federal authorities from enforcing President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. However, lawyers representing people covered by the order said some authorities were unwilling on Sunday to follow the judges’ rulings. Judges in...

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AU Summit: What to Expect in Addis Ababa

African Union members states have converged on Addis Ababa to, among others, elect the new chairperson of the AU Commission as well as eight other commissioners. The bloc will also deliberate the re-admission of Morocco. It quit in 1984 to protest recognition and admission of...

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“Blame Donal Trump as Doomsday Clock adjusts”

Atomic scientists say the world is inching closer to an apocalypse, partly due to the words and actions of US President Donald Trump. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a group of nuclear scientists who have been assessing global security for 70 years, said they...

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Safety Tips

Safety Tips in the Kitchen Tip 1 Never leave children alone in the kitchen. Children should be supervised at all times while in the kitchen. Ovens, knives, hot liquids, hot pots and electrical appliances are all potentially dangerous. Tip 2 Wash hands in hot, soapy...

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Today’s Joke

Betty and Tim died in a car accident on the eve of their wedding. d In Heaven, they ask St. Peter if they can still be married. “Well, let me find out if this is possible. Stay here and I will be right back.” Six...

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ISIS: America will fight fire with fire – Trump

US President Donald Trump ignited a row over the use of waterboarding Wednesday after claiming intelligence professionals told him it “absolutely works.” In an interview with ABC News, he said the US must “fight fire with fire” when dealing with terrorists in comments which reverberated...

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Fine firms for sexist dress rules, say MPs

Nicola Thorp describes what happened when she arrived for work in flats The government must enforce the law properly to ban sexist dress rules at work that discriminate against women, say MPs. The demand has come from two parliamentary committees, for Petitions and for Women...

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Gambian President Adama Barrow arrives Gambia

Jubilant Gambians have welcomed home President Adama Barrow, who was elected almost two months ago but forced to flee to Senegal when his predecessor refused to step aside. Dressed in flowing white robes and a cap, Barrow stepped off the plane on Thursday, with heavily...

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Brexit: Minister says UK won’t disrespect EU treaties

Britain will respect its obligations under European Union treaties while it seeks to strengthen trade ties with world partners, the British finance minister said on Friday. Philip Hammond told reporters, arriving to a meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels that Britain would continue to abide...