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Beheading Statue of Liberty at Trump’s hand

International Desk German weekly magazine Der Spiegel sparked controversy at home and abroad on Saturday with a front cover illustration of US President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty. It depicts a cartoon figure of Trump with a bloodied knife in one hand and the statue’s head, dripping with blood, in the other. It carries the caption: “America First”. ... Read More »

Sweden’s Isabella trolls Trump with all-women photo

International Desk Recently, President Trump came under fire for signing an executive order pertaining to abortion — when there were no women in the room. The order reinstated the “global gag rule,” which bars federal funding for global NGOs that support abortion. Trump was criticized that no one in the room would be directly affected, as they could not bear ... Read More »

5 states of India go to polls

International Desk Millions of Indians began voting Saturday in regional elections seen as the first major test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party after his controversial move to ban all high-value notes last year.  Five Indian states will elect new governments over the next five weeks in a multi-phased election, with voting kicking off in northern Punjab and coastal Goa ... Read More »

Federal court blocks Trump’s travel ban

A federal judge in Seattle on Friday ordered a temporary, nationwide halt to President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, in the most severe legal blow to the controversial measure, reports Reuters  The temporary restraining order issued by US District Judge James Robart will remain valid nationwide pending a full review of a complaint by Washington attorney ... Read More »

Most Americans want Obama back as President

International Desk Less than two weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, a majority of Americans want Barack Obama back as President with a significant percentage of voters already thinking that the real estate tycoon-turned-politician should be removed from office, according to a new poll. A total of 52 per cent of Americans are yearning for Mr Obama, found a survey from ... Read More »

US to issue new Iran sanctions

International Desk U.S. President Donald Trump is poised to impose new sanctions on multiple Iranian entities, seeking to ratchet up pressure on Tehran while crafting a broader strategy to counter what he sees as its destabilizing behavior, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. In the first tangible action against Iran since Trump took office on Jan. 20, the ... Read More »

US warns North Korea of ‘overwhelming’ response

International Desk U.S. President Donald Trump’s defense secretary warned North Korea on Friday of an “effective and overwhelming” response if Pyongyang chose to use nuclear weapons, as he reassured Seoul of steadfast U.S. support at the end of a two-day visit. “Any attack on the United States, or our allies, will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons would ... Read More »

Syrian tweeter girl asks if Trump starves for 24 hrs

International Desk “Mr. Trump, have you ever had no food for 24 hours?” This was the question the seven-year-old Syrian girl Bana Alabed — who has garnered worldwide attention by tweeting about her life in Aleppo — asked US President Donald Trump in a fresh video. “Have you ever had no food, no water for 24 hours? Just think of ... Read More »

Facebook loses $500m virtual reality case

International Desk A US court has ordered Facebook and other defendants to pay $500m (£395m) after finding they unlawfully used a firm’s virtual reality technology. A jury in Dallas found in favour of video game maker ZeniMax Media, which had claimed the VR system was stolen. Oculus, which was bought by Facebook two years ago for $2bn, will have to ... Read More »

Trump to Mexico: Take care of ‘bad hombres’ or US might

International Desk President Donald Trump threatened in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart to send U.S. troops to stop “bad hombres down there” unless the Mexican military does more to control them, according to an excerpt of a transcript of the conversation obtained by The Associated Press. The excerpt of the call did not detail who exactly Trump considered ... Read More »