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Outrage as Trump administration ends temporary protected status for 260k Salvadorans

Salvadorans living in the US under the temporary protected status (TPS) will have to return home or seek alternative immigration status by September 2019. The decision has provoked outrage from critics of President Donald Trump. “The decision to terminate TPS for El Salvador was made after a review of the disaster-related conditions upon which the country’s original designation was based ...

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Twitter cites Trump’s ‘World Leader’ status for not banning him over nuke tweet

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 02:02 Under pressure to delete President Donald Trump’s account, Twitter has clarified why his “Nuclear Button” tweet against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un does not violate its standards against threatening violence. Twitter released a statement Friday after a number of Twitter users said the January 2 tweet threatening nuclear war violated Twitter’s revised Terms of ...

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‘Assange status unchanged’ despite cryptic tweets, Ecuadorian embassy tells RT

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 17:10 The Ecuadorian embassy has spoken out following rampant speculation about the health and whereabouts of Julian Assange after his recent cryptic tweet. The concern was sparked by the WikiLeaks founder sending a bizarre tweet on New Year’s Day which featured a 60 character code and a link to the popular ‘Paper Planes’ song by ...

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‘Olympic athletes from Russia’– What do we know about the status of Russia’s ‘neutral’ competitors?

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 18:48 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) embarked on an un unprecedented course of action Tuesday, banning Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang during its executive board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. While Russia will be prohibited from sending an official team to the Games, ‘clean’ Russian athletes who have never been convicted of doping ...

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RT America stripped of Congress credentials, while State Dept says FARA won't change its status

The US Congress has withdrawn RT America’s accreditation on Capitol Hill, citing the company’s “foreign agent” status. That’s hours after the State Department said the US Foreign Agents Registration Act “does not restrict an organization’s ability to operate.” On Wednesday, RT America received a letter from the Congress, informing it of the decision, which was taken last week. “The Executive ...

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Pregnant woman reports rape to police, is arrested for immigration status

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 14:32 A woman who told police she had been kidnapped and repeatedly raped over a period of six months was arrested over her immigration status. Has Theresa May’s pledge to create a “hostile environment” for illegal immigrants gone too far? The woman, who was five months pregnant at the time she reported her ordeal to ...

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Clinton probe given ‘special’ status, FBI emails reveal

The Hillary Clinton email investigation was given “special” status by the FBI, newly released documents reveal. The disclosures focus on correspondence between former FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. McCabe wrote in an email to FBI press officials that the Clinton email probe was being controlled by a small number of high-ranking officials at the Bureau’s headquarters ...

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‘We were not surprised by WADA’s decision’- RUSADA chief on organization’s non-compliance status

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 16:21 Edited time: 16 Nov, 2017 16:24 The head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), Yury Ganus, said the organization was not surprised by the ruling of the World Anti-Doping Agency not to reinstate RUSADA just four months before the Olympic Games in South Korea. “We were not surprised by WADA’s decision.” Ganus said at ...

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US dollar will lose its ‘kingpin’ status – economist Jim O’Neill

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 09:47 The greenback’s status as the world’s most powerful currency has come into question, and could soon be shattered, even though contracts based on the US dollar dominate global markets. Economist Jim O’Neill says investors “have to believe” it is not going to be the kingpin currency forever. He explained it is because of intensified ...

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Smart weapons get high-priority status in new Russian state arms program

Published time: 31 Oct, 2017 10:08 High-precision weapons will be among the top priorities contained in the new Russian State Arms Program, along with strategic nuclear forces and intelligence support for military operations, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov has said. The further development of nuclear weapons as a deterrent will continue to be a main objective of the program, Borisov ...

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