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Germany 'considers ban on Huawei' amid global backlash

Other countries have barred the Chinese firm from their network infrastructure over security concerns.

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Early Surge of Democratic Contenders for 2020

Several Democrats have taken steps in recent days to get an early jump on the 2020 presidential race. Democrats expect a large field of candidates will compete to take on President Donald Trump when he runs for re-election next year. But many analysts believe that as of now there is no clear front-runner in the Democratic field. Democrat ...

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Report: Trump Told Attorney Cohen to Lie to Congress

U.S. President Donald Trump is reported to have directed his attorney to lie to Congress about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. The late ...

Travel ban: Trump postpones Pelosi trip abroad after she suggests he delay his State of the Union address

Pelosi earlier said she hadn't heard from the White House since asking to reschedule the annual State of the Union address.

Key West moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs

Some studies have shown that the chemicals encourage coral bleaching.

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Barr Seeks to Assure Senators He Won't Be a Trump Loyalist

Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House, saying he believed ...

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Parkland Pushes Back Against Arming Teachers

Parents, teachers and students are pushing back on a report released recently in Parkland, Florida — the site of a mass shooting at a high school last February — that recommends arming teachers to secure schools. “I don’t agree we should arm ...

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Sabarimala: Woman who defied India temple ban 'attacked by mother-in-law'

Kanaka Durga, who made history by entering the Sabarimala shrine, was allegedly hit by her mother-in-law.

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Esperance celebrate centenary despite ban for supporters

Tunisian club Esperance continue their centenary celebrations despite having to play two African Champions League games without fans.

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'Made in China 2025' Feels Trade War Pinch

Although it is unclear if the United States and China will be able to meet a 90-day deadline and strike a deal on trade by March 2, the tussle is ...

Congress now eyeing the other Trump Tower once planned for Russia

Two Congressional aides told NBC News Trump's proposed Moscow development with Aras Agalarov is drawing new scrutiny from House and Senate ...

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Sharm el-Sheikh: UK should end flight ban - Egyptian ambassador

Hundreds of thousands of Britons used to visit the resort before a terror attack on a plane there in 2015.

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US Partial Shutdown: What’s Open, What’s Closed

A partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government began Dec. 22, after President Donald Trump and Congress failed to agree on funding for the president’s long-sought wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. About 800,000 federal employees and some government services across the United States have been affected. What is closed? What is ...

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Shutdown Suspends Federal Cleanups at US Superfund Sites

The government shutdown has suspended federal cleanups at Superfund sites around the nation and forced the cancellation of public hearings, deepening the mistrust and resentment of surrounding residents who feel people in power long ago abandoned them to live among the toxic residue of the country’s factories and mines. “We are already hurting, ...

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Mike Thomson: African migration 'a trickle' thanks to trafficking ban

Despite a clampdown on migration through the desert many are still prepared to make the deadly journey.

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Japan to scrap UK beef ban imposed after BSE crisis

It comes ahead of a Downing Street meeting between Theresa May and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Rwanda enforces ban on skin bleaching products

The Rwandan government is sending officials across the country to enforce its ban on skin lightening and bleaching products.

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Retired US Military Chiefs Fight Trump Trans Ban

Four senior retired U.S. military officers on Tuesday blasted a legal ruling backing President Donald Trump's ban on transgender individuals serving in the armed forces as "wrong" ahead of a key decision from the country's top court on Friday. The officers said a ruling last week by a Washington appeals court in favor of a ban on transgender ...

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Russian lawyer in Trump Tower meeting charged with obstruction

Natalya Veselnitskaya is accused of obstruction of justice in a tax fraud case from 2013.

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Russian Lawyer At Heart of Trump Tower Meeting Indicted

A federal grand jury has indicted a Kremlin-linked lawyer, who met U.S. President Donald Trump's eldest son and other members of his campaign in 2016, on charges of obstruction of justice in a case that highlights her ties to the Russian government, despite her repeated denial.   Natalia Veselnitskaya, who is believed to be in Russia, is ...

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Court Backs Curbs on Transgender Military Service 

A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a Trump administration policy of restricting transgender people from serving in the military. The ...

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Sabarimala: Women who defied temple mobs 'have no fear'

The two women who defied a religious ban to enter an Indian temple speak exclusively to the BBC.

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Sabarimala temple woman: 'I may be killed'

A woman who defied a religious ban sparking two days of protests says she has 'no fear'.

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Young Muslims Celebrate with First Somali-American in Congress

On Thursday, the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, Democrats Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan were sworn into office, as ...

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Sabarimala: India's Kerala paralysed amid protests over temple entry

Protests erupted after two women defied a religious ban to enter the Sabarimala temple.

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In India, two women defy protests — and centuries of tradition — by entering a temple

Two women entered Sabarimala temple early Wednesday, months after the Supreme Court overturned a traditional ban.

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New Somali-American Congresswoman Pushes for Religious Freedom Rules Change

Ilhan Omar is changing the look of Capitol Hill. Omar — one of two lawmakers who will become the first Muslim women ever to serve in the U.S. Congress — wears a headscarf. But her choice of religious head covering is technically banned under the ...

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