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Op-Ed: Trump's 'Tweet-storm' highlights how embarrassing he really is

Donald Trump works very hard to keep himself the center of attention, not just in the United States, but across the globe. His incessant "Tweet-storms" have kept his red-faced administration scurrying to explain what he really means to say.

Op-Ed: Trump throws a tantrum — Says he will break up 9th Circuit Court

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has given our fearless leader another defeat, blocking Trump's efforts to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities. Seeing that he can't get the 9th Circuit to rule in his favor, he wants to break the court up.

Trump considering laptop ban on some European flights

The United States is considering a ban on large electronic devices in airplane cabins on flights originating from some European countries. This would be an extension of the ban on these devices on flights from some Middle East airports.

Canada school boards question U.S. field trips under travel ban

Vancouver - Canadian school boards have been grappling with how to respond to the US travel restrictions President Trump is trying to put in place. Many Canadian schools schedule trips into the U.S. for various reasons, however, the safety of students is a priority.

Toronto cinema creates free series in response to U.S. travel ban

Toronto’s Hot Docs Cinema has created a new, free film program in solidarity with the seven countries affected by the U.S. travel ban.

Uber's CEO and Trump apparently had a disastrous phone call

"Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the president or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that," Kalanick wrote in the memo, which was obtained by Business Insider.

Iranian man barred from U.S. under travel ban returns

Los Angeles - An Iranian man who arrived in the U.S. on Jan. 27 and then sent back to Iran, landed at LAX yesterday. Ali Vayeghan became the first person from a country banned under the travel ban to be admitted into the United States.

Google employees stage walkout to protest Trump's travel ban

Mountain View - More than 2,000 Google employees or Googlers worldwide, walked off the job Monday to protest President Trump's executive order imposing a travel ban on seven primarily Muslim Middle East countries. The walkout had the support of Google management.

Read Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's response to Trump's travel ban

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who came to the United States from India, offered his personal take on President Donald Trump's controversial immigration ban at an employee Q&A session, as shared in a Microsoft blog.

UPDATE: Has Zika spread to Miami Beach? Officials downplay news

Miami Beach - Sources have told several news outlets that the Zika virus has now spread to Miami Beach, creating alarm for those in the Florida tourist industry. Florida Department of Health officials confirmed there are two locally-transmitted Zika cases.

Law professor: Brazil's Olympic Games must not proceed

Ottawa - A Canadian law professor is calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to either postpone or move the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games to slow the global spread of the Zika virus.

Winter storm delays Dunkin' Donut deliveries in Rhode Island

Providence - Call it the Great Doughnut Shortage of 2015. The severe winter storm that made things difficult in the Northeastern U.S. over the last few days also rudely interrupted deliveries for Dunkin' Donuts in Rhode Island on Tuesday, due to a driving ban.

Canada imposes visa ban on Ebola-hit West African countries

Canada stopped issuing visas to residents and travelers holding passports from three West African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak on Friday. Canada is following the same move made by Australia earlier this week.

Spanish filmmaker from Beijing banned from entering North Korea

Pyongyang - A Spanish cinematographer and documentary film director, based in Beijing, has been banned entry into North Korea on business Monday, due to Ebola fears. Pyongyang apparently considers Spain to be a risk country.

Foreign democracy activists on trial in Egypt allowed to fly home

Cairo - Seventeen foreign NGO workers and democracy activists, including Americans, held in Egypt have had a travel ban on them lifted. They have flown to Cyprus by military aircraft and expect to return to their home countries soon.

Philippines offers services of foreign doctors to check on Arroyo

Philippine President Noynoy Aquino has offered his predecessor former President Gloria Arroyo to fly in foreign doctors who can check on her health condition following the justice department's order banning her from traveling abroad to seek medical care.

US sending aid team to Libyan borders to help refugees

The United States government is sending aid teams to Libyan borders to help increasing number of refugees who need assistance and support State Secretary Hillary Clinton said after a series of meetings with foreign policy chiefs in Switzerland.
 

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