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March 24, 2017 8:15 PM Virginia federal judge rules in favor of Trump's travel ban

Unlike federal judges before him, a judge in Virginia on Friday ruled in favor of President Trump’s revised travel ban in a case brought by Muslims who said the president’s executive order illegally discriminated against their religion by restricting travel from six majority-Muslim countries. U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga of the Eastern District 65

March 24, 2017 5:37 PM U.S. Sanctions Chinese Entities, Others, for Aid to Iran, North Korea, Syria

State Department targets those accused of aiding missile programs WASHINGTON—The U.S. sanctioned 30 individuals and entities from 10 countries, many of them Chinese and Russian, for transferring sensitive missile technology to Iran and flouting export controls on Iran, North Korea and Syria, the State Department said Friday. The sanctions, imposed on Tuesday 30

March 24, 2017 3:47 PM Toronto school board bars US trips amid travel ban uncertainty

Toronto schools will no longer allow student or staff trips to the U.S. due to uncertainty over whether everyone will be allowed to enter in the wake of President Trump's travel ban. In a statement released Thursday, John Mallow, direct of education for the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), said that already-approved trips to the U.S. would still 60

March 23, 2017 11:59 PM How President Trump's predictions pan out

President Donald Trump makes predictions. They vary in topic and degree of import — from celebrity relationships to global political events — but they are a recurring staple of his digital and public presence. The president, a billionaire who delights in tweaking “haters and losers” on social media, seems to relish the moments when he believes his predictions 77

March 23, 2017 10:51 PM Intel chairman hates spotlight— but the spotlight found him

WASHINGTON — For a man who doesn’t like the spotlight, the chairman of the House intelligence committee has secured himself a place in it. Devin Nunes, a Republican congressman from the farmlands of central California, on Wednesday held back-to-back news conferences to discuss typically secret information about U.S. spy agencies intercepting communications 65

March 23, 2017 5:16 PM China's Marcello Lippi warns against complacency following historic win

Marcello Lippi says China should not allow their historic World Cup qualifying victory over South Korea on Thursday evening to make them complacent. China notched their first win over South Korea in seven years and only their second ever thanks to a solitary goal by Beijing Guoan striker Yu Dabao that keeps alive the country's slim hopes of qualifying 59

March 23, 2017 10:20 AM China's ZTE posts fourth-quarter net loss after U.S. sanction case fine

HONG KONG Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) (0763.HK) on Thursday reported a net loss of 5.22 billion yuan ($760 million) in fourth-quarter profit, as it booked a $892 million charge to settle a U.S. sanctions case. The loss for the three months through December compared with a profit of 1.09 billion yuan in the preceding 42

March 22, 2017 6:56 PM The Latest: Trump offers condolences to May on London attack

President Donald Trump has offered his condolences to British Prime Minister Theresa May following the deadly attack in London. The White House says the president praised the response of security forces and first responders and pledged “the full cooperation and support” of the U.S. government “in responding to the attack and bringing those responsible 76

March 21, 2017 10:09 AM Amid tensions, Kurds celebrate spring festival in Turkey

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey – Thousands of Kurds have gathered in Turkey to celebrate a spring festival that has traditionally been used to assert the Kurdish ethnic identity and demand more rights. Turkish authorities permitted the Newroz celebration on Tuesday in Diyarbakir, a mainly Kurdish city in a region where Kurdish militants regularly clash with government 41

March 21, 2017 9:23 AM Israeli drone crashes in Syria, circumstances unclear

JERUSALEM – The Israeli military has confirmed that a drone crashed in Syria earlier this week in unclear circumstances. In a statement, the military said the "Skylark" went down on Sunday and that the incident was being investigated. Tuesday's statement said there is "no risk of a breach of information." Hezbollah's media arm published photographs of what it said was a drone 38