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    Canada to offer temporary permits to those stranded by Trump ban

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:50am on January 30, 2017

    Canada will offer temporary residency permits to travellers who become stranded here by president Donald Trump's order banning travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations, the immigration...

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    Canada mosque attack kills six

    Agence France-Presse . Quebec City | Updated at 12:30am on January 31, 2017

    Gunmen stormed into a Quebec mosque during evening prayers and opened fire on dozens of worshippers, killing six and wounding eight in what Canadian prime...

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    Trump stands firm over travel ban

    BBC | Updated at 08:35am on January 30, 2017

    The Trump administration is standing firm over its ban on immigration from seven countries despite court rulings and mass protests against it...

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    Judge blocks part of Trump’s immigration ban

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:15am on January 30, 2017

    A federal judge blocked Saturday part of president Donald Trump’s temporary immigration ban, ordering authorities to stop deporting refugees and other travellers stuck at US...

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    Trump, Putin discuss 'mutually beneficial' trade, security

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:35am on January 29, 2017

    President Donald Trump had an hour-long discussion Saturday with Russian president Vladimir Putin — the first since Trump assumed office last week — raising questions...

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    Trump, Mexican leader speak to mend rift over wall

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:50am on January 28, 2017

    Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto and US president Donald Trump sought to tone down diplomatic tensions over the Republican's planned border wall on Friday, agreeing...

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    Trump and May 'committed' to NATO

    BBC | Updated at 08:25am on January 28, 2017

    US president Donald Trump and British prime minister Theresa May have reaffirmed their commitment to the NATO alliance after White House talks...

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    Trump orders strict new refugee screening, citing terrorists

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:15am on January 28, 2017

    Setting a hard-line tone on national security, president Donald Trump on Friday suspended the nation's refugee programme for four months, aiming to keep ‘radical Islamic...

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    UN food agency hopes for continued US funding

    Agence France-Presse . Maiduguri | Updated at 12:37am on January 28, 2017

    The head of the World Food Programme said she was hopeful of continued US funding for the organisation, despite reports that Washington was mulling heavy...

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    Several senior US State Department officials leave posts

    Reuters | Updated at 01:59pm on January 27, 2017

    The Trump administration has accepted the resignations of two top State Department officials effective on Friday, a step entirely within the...