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November 6, 2017 2:05 PM At least five dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

TRIPOLI - At least five migrants died and an unknown number were feared missing after their boat capsized off western Libya on Monday, Libyan coastguard officials and a charity said. The rubber boat was carrying about 140 people when it overturned close to the border between Libyan and international waters, Libyan officials said. The Libyan coastguard 261

October 24, 2017 10:09 PM Trump signs new order restricting refugees from 11 countries

President Trump imposed new restrictions on refugees from 11 mostly-Muslim target countries Tuesday, saying they still pose too much of a danger to be admitted without a compelling national interest. Mr. Trump issued a new executive order re-starting general worldwide refugee processing, updating the policy after a 120-day pause he ordered earlier this year as part of his “extreme 21

October 19, 2017 8:10 PM EU leaders agree stronger support for Italy over Libya migration

BRUSSELS - European Union leaders agreed to provide "stronger support" to Italy for its work in Libya aimed at curbing immigration to Europe, their summit chairman Donald Tusk said after talks in Brussels on Thursday. "Leaders agreed to offer Prime Minister (Paolo) Gentiloni stronger support for Italy's work with the Libyan authorities. We have a real chance 15

October 19, 2017 6:37 PM With loss of its caliphate, the Islamic State may return to its guerrilla roots

RAQQA — Its de facto capital is falling. Its territory has shriveled from the size of Portugal to a handful of outposts. Its surviving leaders are on the run. But rather than declare the Islamic State and its virulent ideology conquered, many Western and Arab counterterrorism officials are bracing for a new, lethal incarnation of the militant group 19

October 18, 2017 1:48 PM Trump's latest travel ban blocked by second federal judge

US President Donald Trump's latest attempt to bar citizens of eight countries from entering the US has suffered a second federal court defeat. Judges in Hawaii and Maryland issued separate temporary restraining orders on the open-ended travel ban. Both judges cited Mr Trump's campaign description of it as a "Muslim ban". The policy targets travellers 17

October 18, 2017 12:02 PM Second judge rules against latest travel ban, saying Trump’s own words show it was aimed at Muslims

A federal judge in Maryland early Wednesday issued a second halt on the latest version of President Trump’s travel ban, asserting that the president’s own comments on the campaign trail and on Twitter convinced him that the directive was akin to an unconstitutional Muslim ban. U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang issued a somewhat less complete halt on the ban than his counterpart 13

October 17, 2017 10:32 PM US judge blocks latest version of Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON: A US federal judge on Tuesday (Oct 17) barred the White House from implementing yet another version of President Donald Trump's controversial executive order on immigration, hours before it was due to go into full effect. The decision by US District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii - which the White House signalled it would appeal - marks the latest 16

October 17, 2017 6:56 PM Judge blocks latest Trump curbs on people entering United States

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON: A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from several countries entering the United States, which would have taken effect this week. The open-ended ban, announced last month, targeted people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea, as well as certain 14

October 5, 2017 5:41 PM CIA: Kim Jong Un isn't crazy

Kim Jong Un: What we know about him Washington (CNN)Between the ruthless executions of his own senior officers, bombastic threats of nuclear annihilation and defiant missile tests, it may be easy to agree with President Donald Trump's recent assessment that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "madman" who is "on a suicide mission for himself 17

October 5, 2017 6:03 AM How long before Theresa May gets P45 for real?

The Prime Minister's quest for respect leads to standing ovations of sympathy - but will it end in a real P45? That none of the three mishaps to afflict the Prime Minister in Manchester were her fault - a coughing fit, slipping signage, accepting a P45 from a comedian - means that for now no MP will make the mistake of being seen to take advantage 12