DHS secretary: Trump administration considering ‘more streamlined’ version of travel ban – Washington Post

MUNICH—Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Saturday the Trump administration is considering a new version of the executive order banning travel of citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations that would allow travelers who were already on airplanes bound for the United States into the country, but would bar those who had not yet boarded. “The president […]

Silver: NBA will monitor Texas bill, travel ban – ESPN

11:58 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment NEW ORLEANS — NBA commissioner Adam Silver put Texas and any other state considering legislation similar to North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom bill” on “notice” while also making it clear that the recent travel ban has posed a “concern” and clashes with what the NBA […]

University students left in limbo by Trump’s travel ban – CNBC.com – CNBC

Susan Cohen, chair of the immigration practice at the Mintz Levin law firm told CNBC that “everyone who is here on a visa should consult a competent immigration lawyer before leaving the country,” even if their home country was not on Trump’s executive order. Cohen is working with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which hosts […]

Book travel plans through trustworthy businesses – Tyler Morning Telegraph

In 2016, the BBB received more than 9,000 complaints against travel agencies and bureaus nationwide, such as online travel companies and ticket websites. Most complaints alleged consumers felt misled by travel offers that failed to deliver on promises. In some cases, consumers paid money for travel arrangements that were never made. In addition, the BBB […]

UK officials think Russia behind Montenegro plot: Sunday Telegraph – Reuters

LONDON British officials believe Russian authorities were behind a plot in October to kill Montenegro’s pro-Western prime minister, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing senior British government sources. A special prosecutor in the former Yugoslav republic said in November that a group of “Russian nationalists” had planned to assassinate Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic to get […]

EU citizens living in the UK could face legal limbo after Brexit – The Guardian

The EU fears millions of its nationals living in the UK will be left stranded in a legal no man’s land after the country leaves the EU because of the weaknesses of the British immigration system, a document obtained by the Observer reveals. MEPs and senior European diplomats fear that chaos will ensue as the […]

David Murphy: UK triumph of optimism over realism – RTE.ie

Many observers expect Britain to trigger the formal process to leave the European Union on 9 March, with the pace of activity continuing to accelerate behind the scenes as that critical date approaches. Once Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which is the mechanism by which a member state leaves the EU, is triggered there is […]

Government confirms UK commitment to fusion research – The Engineer

Alternative ways of participating in fusion research following the withdrawal from the Euratom treaty are being sought Science Minister Jo Johnson has reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to nuclear fusion research and has stated that efforts are being made to ensure the future of the Joint European Torus (JET) project and participation in ITER when the […]

Iraq begins battle to free western Mosul from IS

Media captionIraqi forces go into battle to music Iraqi government forces have launched an offensive to liberate the western part of the city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State. Smoke rose over villages as hundreds of military vehicles, backed by air power, rolled across the desert towards the jihadists’ positions on Sunday. The offensive was […]