The Trump administration unveiled new restrictions on travel to the United States from eight countries, including North Korea and Venezuela, after its ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries expired Sunday.
The new restrictions, to be phased in, apply to foreign nationals from countries the administration says have refused to share information on terrorism, among other issues, with the U.S. government. It also applies to nations that haven’t taken necessary security precautions, administration officials said.
The expiring ban bars citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who lack a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States” from entering the U.S.
The new order drops Sudan from the list — administration officials said it was cooperating with both monitoring security and sharing information with the U.S. government — but adds three new countries: Chad, North Korea and Venezuela.
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Saudi Arabia has banned more than 400,000 illegal pilgrims from entering Makkah for not having Hajj permits, Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.
This was highlighted by the interior ministry during a news conference on Hajj security plans that were designed to accommodate more than two million pilgrims expected to perform Hajj 2017.
Saudi Arabia has taken serious steps, including fine and jail terms against violators to ensure smooth Hajj operation for the pilgrims.
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The U.S. Air Force successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile from the California coast early Wednesday.
The unarmed Minuteman 3 missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles, at 2:10 a.m. PDT. It was the fourth such test this year. The most recent was in May.
“This combined team of the 90th Missile Wing, 576th Flight Test Squadron and 30th Space Wing is simply outstanding,” Col. Michael Hough, 30th Space Wing commander, said in a statement.
“Their efforts over the past few months show why they are among the most skilled operators in the Air Force.”
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Transgender individuals will not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military “in any capacity,” President Donald Trump said on Wednesday on Twitter.
The decision would reverse a policy announced in 2016 under former president Barack Obama.
“After consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” Mr. Trump wrote in a series of tweets.
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Alvaro Morata has completed his move from Real Madrid to Chelsea on a five-year deal.
The Spanish striker passed his medical on Friday before putting pen to paper with the Premier League champions and is expected to join up with the Chelsea squad on a pre-season tour of Asia.
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A U.S. warplane on Tuesday shot down an armed drone linked to Syrian regime forces, the latest in a series of clashes between U.S.-backed forces and the regime of Bashar Assad that risks drawing American forces deeper into the conflict.
The drone, an Iranian-built Shaheed-129, was shot down by an F-15E Strike Eagle after it “displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces,” the U.S. military said in a statement.
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In SAN FRANCISCO — issues at Uber proved too difficult for its hard-charging co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick, who late Tuesday night Pacific time resigned from the ride-hailing company he helped found in 2009.
Kalanick stepped down after receiving a letter from some of the largest investors in the company, according to a report in The New York Times.
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A woman was pulled from the River Thames alive after Wednesday’s attack on a bridge near Britain’s parliament in Westminster, the Port of London Authority (PLA) said.
It said that the woman was being treated for serious injuries.
“A female member of the public was pulled from the water near Westminster Bridge, alive, with serious injuries.
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A Californian group has announced a proposal, called “Calexit” that would establish the city as a separate nation from the U.S., officials have said.
The proposal for California to secede from the U.S. was submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday, according to a report.
The proposed “Calexit” initiative was a name borrowed from the UK’s “Brexit” departure from the EU.
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order formally withdrawing the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TGPP) trade deal on Monday in Washington.
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