Australia cuts annual immigrant cap, puts key cities off-limits to some


Australia on Wednesday cut its annual intake of immigrants by nearly 15 percent, and barred some new arrivals from living in its largest cities for three years, in a bid to ease urban congestion. Prime Minister Scott Morrison - who is trailing badly in the polls ahead of a federal… Read


New Zealand holds first funerals for mosque shooting victims


A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" were buried before hundreds of mourners Wednesday, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that horrified a nation known for being welcoming and diverse. The funerals… Read


Trump complains social media sites discriminate against conservatives


President Donald Trump directed his ire Tuesday at the nation's major social media companies, claiming they're biased against Republicans and attacking them with the same gusto he uses for much of the rest of the media world. Trump's focus on social media began with a morning tweet and continued into… Read


May seeks Brexit delay after third vote on her deal is derailed


Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay Brexit by at least three months after her plan to hold a third vote on her fraught divorce deal was thrown into disarray by a surprise intervention from the speaker of parliament. Nearly three years after Britain voted narrowly… Read


Shifting hopes as Republicans, Democrats wait for Mueller


It's a witch hunt, a vendetta, the worst presidential harassment in history. That's what President Donald Trump has shouted for two years about the special counsel's Russia probe. Now, barring an eleventh-hour surprise, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as something potentially very different: a political opportunity.… Read


Trump gets a U.S. Supreme Court victory on immigration detention


The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed the U.S. government's authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime - potentially even years after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration policies. The court ruled 5-4 along ideological lines, with its… Read


Mosque shootings renew fears of terror by lone attackers


In his manifesto, the white supremacist charged with attacking two New Zealand mosques praised fellow "freedom fighters" as his role models. In reality, all were terrorists — most notable for acting alone. Investigators' growing certainty that a single gunman was responsible for the massacre that claimed 50 lives has renewed… Read


Trump heats up feud with top aide Kellyanne Conway's husband


Barreling into an awkward public fight with the spouse of a top aide, President Donald Trump targeted Kellyanne Conway's husband on Twitter on Tuesday after the attorney repeatedly questioned the president's mental health. Trump labeled George Conway as "A total loser!" The attorney has become a vocal critic of Trump… Read


Bernie Sanders hires Beto O'Rourke critic as top aide in 2020 race


U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Tuesday said he is hiring a well-known liberal journalist with a history of sharply criticizing other Democratic presidential candidates, including Beto O'Rourke. Sanders’ campaign said it is bringing in David Sirota, whose work has appeared in The Guardian and Newsweek, among other outlets, as a… Read


Dutch prosecutors investigate terrorist motive in Utrecht shooting

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Dutch prosecutors on Tuesday said they were investigating a possible "terrorist motive" behind the shooting on a tram in the city of Utrecht in which three people were killed and five wounded. A Turkish-born man, 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis, was arrested after a seven-hour manhunt on Monday by security forces and… Read

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