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U.N. vote on Syria sanctions sought; Russia vows veto

Feb 25, 2017

U.N. vote on Syria sanctions sought; Russia vows veto

Nations urging the U.N. to ban helicopter sales to Syria and impose other sanctions over its use of chemical weapons are seeking a Security Council vote, saying the body needs to take action over attacks that the U.S. envoy called “barbaric.” But Russia is ...

Homeland Security report disputes threat to U.S. from banned nations

Feb 25, 2017

Homeland Security report disputes threat to U.S. from banned nations

Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm have found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terrorist threat to the United States. A draft document obtained by The Associated Press concludes that citizenship ...

U.S. promises no mass deportations in bid to calm Mexico

Feb 24, 2017

U.S. promises no mass deportations in bid to calm Mexico

U.S. officials promised Mexico no “mass deportations” or use of military force to expel immigrants, moving to calm tensions over President Donald Trump’s vow to crack down on “bad dudes” illegally residing in his country. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Secretary of ...