Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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    Trump slump triggers Monday blues

Trump slump triggers Monday blues

A tidal wave of risk aversion has flooded the financial markets on Monday with global stocks under intense selling pressure after Donald Trump’s failure on healthcare reforms sparked concerns about his ability to move ahead with tax cuts and fiscal spending.Asian shares were mostly in the red amid the rising Trump jitters with European equities descending deeper into the [...]

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    Travelling with pregnancy to the US? You may be deported

Travelling with pregnancy to the US? You may be deported

Hakeem Balogun, the chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington, says different reasons are responsible for the extreme vetting Nigerians face during entry into the US.In an interview with NAN in Washington, Balogun said the Nigerians restricted from entering the US failed to meet other required procedures.“What manner of visa did you collect to come to the United [...]

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    Trump rally to be tested by healthcare vote

Trump rally to be tested by healthcare vote

A growing sense of caution has gripped the financial markets this week with investors on standby ahead of Thursday’s key healthcare vote in Congress which may thoroughly test the Trump bump.Uncertainty over Donald Trump’s proposed economic agenda has already triggered risk aversion and any complications in the healthcare reform could spell trouble for this phenomenal stock market rally. Global [...]

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    North Korea missile launch fails, ‘explodes within seconds’

North Korea missile launch fails, ‘explodes within seconds’

South Korea and US military said that a missile launch by North Korea on Wednesday, failed with the rocket exploding within seconds.South Korea defence ministry was the first to report the failure and promised more information.But the US military statement from its pacific command offered more details."US Pacific Command detected what we assess was a failed North Korean missile launch [...]

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    Federal judge blocks Trump’s new travel ban — hours before taking effect

Federal judge blocks Trump’s new travel ban — hours before taking effect

A federal judge has blocked Donald Trump’s move to prevent citizens from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.Derrick Watson, a US district judge in Hawaii, ordered the temporary stay on Wednesday, hours before Trump’s action was due to take effect.Watson's ruling applies nationwide, which means the order cannot be enforced.Hawaii’s attorney general, Doug Chin, had filed the suit challenging [...]

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    Intruder arrested at White House

Intruder arrested at White House

Jonathan Tran, a 26-year-old man scaled the fence of the White House on Friday night and gained access to the complex’s south grounds before being arrested by a Secret Service agent.The service said President Donald Trump was at the White House when the incident occurred.It explained that the suspect was arrested without further incident.The intruder was carrying a backpack and [...]

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    Travel ban may jeopardise US bid to host 2026 World Cup, says FIFA

Travel ban may jeopardise US bid to host 2026 World Cup, says FIFA

President of FIFA Gianni Infantino has said the travel ban imposed on Muslim countries by US President Donald Trump could cost his country its chance to host the 2026 World Cup.The United States is among the nations bidding to host the expanded 48-team tournament in 2026.But Infantino says the US could be prevented from submitting a bid, noting that every team [...]

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    Nigerians not affected by Trump’s ban, says US embassy

Nigerians not affected by Trump’s ban, says US embassy

The US embassy in Nigeria says there is no need for Nigerians to cancel travel plans to the United States, dismissing reports about a policy change affecting Nigerians.Russell K. Brooks, spokesperson of the embassy, said this in response to inquiries by Associated Press.The agency had requested comment after Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, said some Nigerians with [...]

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    UN to Trump: Your decision will compound anguish of refugees

UN to Trump: Your decision will compound anguish of refugees

The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi has said that refugees are not criminals and should not be treated as such.The UNHCR in its reaction to the new travel ban by US President, Donald Trump, said that the decision would worsen the woes of refugees around the World."Refugees are ordinary people forced to flee war, violence and persecution [...]

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    Trump imposes fresh ban on six Islamic nations, excludes Iraq

Trump imposes fresh ban on six Islamic nations, excludes Iraq

President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order on immigration, placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations.Iraq has been removed from the list of countries contained in the previous seven-nation order.Citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen are the ones who would be subjected to a travel ban for the second time.The measure, which [...]

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    Presidential aide advises Nigerians to postpone US trips

Presidential aide advises Nigerians to postpone US trips

Nigerians who have no urgent reason to travel to the US have been advised to postpone their trips.Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, gave the advice in a statement issued on Monday.Dabiri-Erewa said it had become important to issue the warning after the reports of Nigerians being denied entry into the US."In the last [...]

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    Call me to prove you are healthy, Fayose tells Buhari

Call me to prove you are healthy, Fayose tells Buhari

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to reach him on telephone to prove that he is hale and hearty.The presidency has released a list of the persons Buhari had telephone conversation with since he left the country for the UK on January 19.Among them are foreign leaders like President Donald Trump of US; King Mohammed [...]

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    Wiretap claim: Trump wants Obama probed by US congress

Wiretap claim: Trump wants Obama probed by US congress

US President Donald Trump has asked Congress to determine whether Barack Obama ordered illegal wiretapping of Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election.Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, made this known in a statement on Sunday."Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling," Spicer said."President Donald J. Trump is requesting that as part [...]

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    Donald Trump says ‘bad guy’ Obama tapped his phones before election

Donald Trump says ‘bad guy’ Obama tapped his phones before election

US President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor, Barack Obama, of wire tapping his offices at Trump Tower, New York, during the presidential election campaign.Trump, who last week said Obama was behind White House leaks, on Saturday, levelled the accusation on Twitter."Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This [...]

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    Like Clinton, Pence used personal email to discuss state business

Like Clinton, Pence used personal email to discuss state business

Mike Pence US Vice President used his personal email to conduct state business as Indiana governor, his office has confirmed following a report by the Indianapolis Star.The contents of his AOL email account were revealed after it was hacked.According to the report, Pence used the private email account to discuss "sensitive issues with top advisers".Some of the issues Pence discussed [...]

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    Obama possibly behind White House leaks, says Trump

Obama possibly behind White House leaks, says Trump

Former US president, Barack Obama, has been blamed by his successor Donald Trump for the leaks emanating from the White House.Trump made the claim on Monday night during an interview with 'Fox and Friends'.The US President also said "Obama's people" were responsible for the anti-Republican protests during recent town hall meetings.A Fox interviewer asked Trump if he believed Obama was involved in the [...]

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