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September 25, 2017 12:27 PM Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in sweeping new ban

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding to eight the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court. Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia were left on the list of affected countries in a new proclamation 3

September 25, 2017 12:25 PM Trump's new travel ban could be harder to fight in court

NEW YORK: President Donald Trump's announcement on Sunday restricting travellers from an expanded list of countries has already been roundly criticized by immigrant and civil rights groups as no more lawful than his previous travel ban, but it could stand a better chance of holding up in court, legal experts said. The new presidential proclamation, which 3

September 25, 2017 11:13 AM The anti-Muslim AfD just scored big in Germany’s election. What does this mean for German Muslims?

At the height of the refugee crisis two years ago, many Germans thought that Angela Merkel’s days as chancellor were numbered. Merkel’s open embrace of Syrian refugees upset the conservative wing of her own Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and fired up the far-right, anti-Muslim Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). Fast forward to Sept. 24, 2017, and the CDU lost millions 4

September 25, 2017 7:21 AM Singaporean doctor on trial for helping HIV-positive foreign boyfriend deceive MOM

SINGAPORE - A Singaporean doctor is on trial for allegedly helping his HIV-positive foreign boyfriend cheat the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) when the American submitted the doctor's blood for tests instead of his own in March 2008 to obtain an employment pass. Ler Teck Siang, now 36, is said to have committed a similar offence in November 2013 by helping 3

September 25, 2017 5:19 AM Rape offence more serious than another form of penetration: Apex court

SINGAPORE – Rape is a more severe sexual offence than another form of penetration, a five-judge Court of Appeal ruled on Monday (Sept 25), in a case involving a former Sentosa beach patrol officer who faced one charge of each offence. As a result, the court lowered Pram Nair’s overall sentence by two strokes of the cane. This came after it reduced his sentence 3

September 25, 2017 1:16 AM New Order Indefinitely Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries

For Mr. Trump, whose efforts on health care, infrastructure improvements and tax reform are gaining little steam, the new order is a third attempt to make good on his campaign promise to respond to terrorist threats by tightening entry at the nation’s borders. In December 2015, he called for a complete ban on travel to the United States by Muslims “until 1

September 25, 2017 12:14 AM North Korea among 8 countries added to new US travel ban, which takes effect on Oct 18

WASHINGTON – The United States will prohibit entry of citizens from North Korea to the United States as part of a sweeping new travel ban that also slaps restrictions on Iran, Chad, Libya, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia, the Trump administration said on Sunday (Sep 24). The new restrictions, slated to go into effect on October 18, resulted from a review 1

September 24, 2017 9:02 PM 160 pro bono hours and (not) counting

NUS undergrad says volunteering keeps him grounded in reality, invested in legal system A year ago, law student Shaun Lim signed up as a volunteer at the State Courts to meet a pro bono work requirement. But he enjoyed it so much, he ended up spending a lot more time volunteering than required and even won an award for his commitment. The 24-year-old 3

September 23, 2017 4:44 AM Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues

The UK must provide more clarity about its negotiating position on Brexit, the French president has said. Emmanuel Macron said the issues of EU citizens, the exit bill and the Irish border question must be settled before talks could be held on trade. On Friday, Theresa May made suggestions including a two-year transition period after Brexit, and that the UK pay the EU for "commitments" 4

September 23, 2017 12:00 AM The Trump Administration Could Change How its Travel Ban Works

The Trump Administration is considering replacing the so-called travel ban with more narrowly tailored travel and screening restrictions for foreigners coming to the United States. The changes are expected as a review period called for in the President's executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries comes to a close. The review period 7