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US Supreme Court allows enforcement of Trump’s travel ban

The Supreme Court on Monday granted President Trump’s request to fully enforce his revised order banning travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries while legal challenges to it proceed in lower courts. It was a victory for the White House, which has seen the courts […]

Dr Bawumia, Vice President
Homeland News Politics

‘Ghana Post’s GPS More Advanced Than US, UK Systems’

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says features of the recently launched Ghana Post GPS make it more efficient and robust than what exists in the United States and the United Kingdom. The system, which digitally identifies all addresses in the country, has received criticism from some Ghanaians including former President, […]

The United States established Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Credit
Jason Straziuso/Associated Press
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U.S. Wary of Its New Neighbor in Djibouti: A Chinese Naval Base

DJIBOUTI — The two countries keep dozens of intercontinental nuclear missiles pointed at each other’s cities. Their frigates and fighter jets occasionally face off in the contested waters of the South China Sea. With no shared border, China and the United States mostly circle each other from afar, relying on […]

President Trump at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., on Monday. Second from right is Michael T. Flynn, national security adviser. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times
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Trump’s Mix of Politics and Military Is Faulted

WASHINGTON — President Trump opened his remarks at MacDill Air Force Base on Monday with a campaign-style celebration of his election victory, citing polls that indicated he had won the votes of a large percentage of the military. “We had a wonderful election, didn’t we?” he proclaimed to an auditorium […]

Protesters gathered outside the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday in San Francisco. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times
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Appeals Court Panel Appears Skeptical of Trump’s Travel Ban

WASHINGTON — A Justice Department lawyer on Tuesday said courts should not second-guess President Trump’s targeted travel ban, drawing skepticism from a three-judge federal appeals panel weighing the limits of executive authority in cases of national security. But even August E. Flentje, the Justice Department’s lawyer, sensed he was not […]

Kaye Blegvad
Opinions World

Republicans Have Lost the Plot on Their Obamacare Repeal

President Trump and Republican lawmakers have never been able to explain how they would improve on the Affordable Care Act, which they’ve promised to quickly repeal and replace with something better. Now, it’s increasingly evident that they have no workable plan and might never come up with one. Congress blew […]

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, at the White House on Tuesday. Mr. Spicer denied reports that the purpose of the attack in Yemen was to capture or kill any specific Qaeda leader. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times
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Yemen Withdraws Permission for U.S. Antiterror Ground Missions

WASHINGTON — Angry at the civilian casualties incurred last month in the first commando raid authorized by President Trump, Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to run Special Operations ground missions against suspected terrorist groups in the country, according to American officials. Grisly photographs of children apparently killed […]

Sally Q. Yates, the acting attorney general, during a news conference in June. Credit Pete Marovich/Getty Images
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Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Who Defied Him

WASHINGTON — President Trump fired his acting attorney general on Monday night, removing her as the nation’s top law enforcement officer after she defiantly refused to defend his executive order closing the nation’s borders to refugees and people from predominantly Muslim countries. In an escalating crisis for his 10-day-old administration, […]

A woman suffering from complications caused by an unsafe abortion at a hospital in Zongo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2015. The so-called Mexico City policy prohibits organizations abroad from using American aid to discuss abortion as a method of family planning. Credit Federico Scoppa/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
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Clinics for World’s Vulnerable Brace for Trump’s Anti-Abortion Cuts

DAKAR, Senegal — The clinic, tucked discreetly inside the student health center on the University of Dakar campus, prescribes birth control pills, hands out condoms and answers questions about sex that young women are nervous about asking in this conservative Muslim country. The clinic performs no abortions, nor does it […]