Hospitals Weigh Difficult Choice Amid Travel-Ban Uncertainty – Wall Street Journal

President Donald Trump’s travel ban has thrown U.S. hospitals and medical schools into confusion ahead of a deadline to select fledgling doctors for highly competitive training spots known as residencies. Roughly 1,000 doctors who applied for U.S. residency slots this year are from the seven countries included in the White House’s travel ban, out of […]

Stephen Miller says White House will fight for travel ban, advances false voter fraud claims – Washington Post

Senior White House adviser Stephen Miller. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) The White House is pursuing several options to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban on all refugees and travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations, fighting back against what one top adviser on Sunday called “judicial usurpation of power.” White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, the author of the […]

Schumer: Trump should throw travel ban ‘in the trash’ – Politico

Schumer: Trump should throw travel ban ‘in the trash’ – Politico

“First reason, it doesn’t really make us safer. It doesn’t really focus on the reasons the areas where we really need to tighten up,” Schumer said. | AP Photo By Daniel Strauss 02/12/17 11:14 AM EST Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer offered a recommendation Sunday: President Trump should toss any travel ban executive order “in […]

Israel bars Peru’s fugitive ex-leader Alejandro Toledo

Israel bars Peru’s fugitive ex-leader Alejandro Toledo

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Toledo governed Peru from 2001 to 2006 Israel says Peru’s fugitive former President Alejandro Toledo, wanted on corruption charges, will not be allowed to enter the country. His arrest was requested in Peru last week over allegations he took $20m (£16m) in bribes. He denies wrongdoing. The ex-leader was […]

Switzerland votes to relax its citizenship rules

Switzerland votes to relax its citizenship rules

Image copyright AP Image caption Projections show nearly 60% of voters wanted to simplify the rules People in Switzerland have voted to relax the country’s strict citizenship rules, making it easier for third-generation immigrants to become Swiss. Being born in Switzerland does not guarantee citizenship. Non-Swiss residents must typically wait 12 years before applying. Tests […]

Germany president: Steinmeier chosen by lawmakers

Germany president: Steinmeier chosen by lawmakers

Image copyright AP Image caption Frank-Walter Steinmeier, centre, is congratulated by predecessor Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel Former German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been elected president by a parliamentary assembly. The Social Democrat, 61, is one of Germany’s most popular politicians. The post is largely ceremonial, but the president represents Germany abroad and […]

Hamburg airport evacuated and 50 treated over ‘substance in air’

Hamburg airport evacuated and 50 treated over ‘substance in air’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Emergency crews cleared the terminals and treated those affected Hamburg airport in Germany was briefly evacuated and at least 50 people were injured by an unknown substance believed to have been in the air conditioning system. Both terminals was cleared and flights were halted after people complained of eye irritation […]

Greek WW2 bomb deactivated after mass Thessaloniki evacuation

Greek WW2 bomb deactivated after mass Thessaloniki evacuation

Image copyright AFP Image caption People were told to remain outside the evacuation zone until bomb was removed A World War Two bomb has been deactivated in the Greek city of Thessaloniki after it forced the evacuation of some 70,000 people, officials say. The 250kg (500lb) bomb was discovered during excavation works. It will now […]

North Korea ballistic missile test sparks condemnation

North Korea ballistic missile test sparks condemnation

Image copyright EPA Image caption The missile fired is thought to be an intermediate-range Musudan similar to this North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test has been widely condemned. South Korea and US officials said the missile, launched on Saturday night, flew east towards the Sea of Japan for about 500km (300 miles). South Korea’s defence […]

Nearly 100 bushfires raging in Australia’s New South Wales state

Media captionFootage showed thick smoke blocking out the sun Rural areas of Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state have been evacuated as wildfires rage across the state, threatening homes and closing roads. Some 97 fires were burning across the state, with 37 uncontained, the Rural Fire Service said. One person had been flown to hospital […]