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Trump's pick for Justice Dept could influence immigration

Trump's pick for Justice Dept could influence immigration

Chuck Schumer of NY said in a statement. Recent public opinion polls have shown a majority of Americans support legalization, including polls conducted by Gallup and Pew Research finding 60 percent and 57 percent in support, respectively.



Egypt leader voices support for Syrian president's military

Since Sisi ousted the Muslim Brotherhood in a military coup in 2013, Sinai Province has been persistently attacking Egyptian military forces in Sinai, inflicting serious casualties. "There should be global support for the Libyan, Iraqi & Syrian national armies to ensure security in their countries", the Egyptian President stated to RTP TV.


Top US civilian honor going to 21 artists, athletes, others

Top US civilian honor going to 21 artists, athletes, others

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama awarded the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom - the highest civilian honor in the United States - to 21 key figures at a star-studded ceremony at the White House on Tuesday. "What an incredible burden that was to bear, to risk her career like that". Mr Obama said every recipient had touched him in a "very powerful, personal way".


Back in NYC, a parade of meetings at Trump Tower

Back in NYC, a parade of meetings at Trump Tower

But the decision is not yet set in stone - according to The Journal , some in Trump's orbit want him to instead pick former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was viewed as the early front-runner for the post. Mr Sessions, who is best known for his hardline immigration views, has questioned whether terrorist suspects should benefit from the rights available in U.S.


South Korea president's office explains Viagra purchase

South Korea president's office explains Viagra purchase

The raid comes as Samsung faces allegations it bribed Park's confidant Choi Soon-Sil to win state approval for a controversial merger it sought in 2015. "To investigate the criminal charges against them, the special prosecutor is going to need to do a proper search and seizure on the Blue House". Some early rumours among Koreans alleged Ms Park could have been involved with cultish rituals with her friend Ms Choi.



House Republicans to Obama: Take no more action on Iran

At the same time, Trump may seek a tougher line on Iran's compliance with the current deal. He called it a "disaster" and the " worst deal ever negotiated". But many Republicans in the U.S. Congress have been highly critical of it. Legal experts say this means the new administration could simply take no action if it chooses to do so.