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SC likely to uphold Trump’s travel ban
WASHINGTON: Conservative US Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled they are likely to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from several Muslim-majority countries, one of the most contentious policies of his presidency. Both Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, a frequent swing vote on the nine-justice court, indicated they were unwilling to second-guess the president on the national
 
 
Macron ends visit with speech to US Congress
Washington: French President Emmanuel Macron was poised to address US lawmakers on Wednesday as he wraps up his three-day visit to Washington — a whirlwind of nuclear diplomacy on Iran, and lighter moments showcasing his unlikely “bromance” with Donald Trump. Macron earned an exuberant welcome from the Republican president − an elaborate state dinner, an intimate dinner for four with their wives at George Washington’s Virginia
   
Ohio school allows teachers and staff to carry weapons
HAMILTON: A school board at a southwest Ohio district where a student shot and wounded two classmates have voted to allow teachers and staff to carry weapons. WLWT-TV reports the Madison Local School District board voted unanimously Tuesday to allow employees to “defend and protect students.” James Austin Hancock was 14 when he opened fire at Madison Junior-Senior High School in February 2016. Two students were wounded and two
 
 
Peru hunts 2 over lynching of Canadian
Lima: Peruvian police searched on Tuesday for two men over the lynching of a Canadian suspected of killing an elderly shaman in the Amazon, judicial sources said on Tuesday. Judge David Panduro ordered the men’s arrest for the “alleged offense of aggravated homicide” after police discovered the body of Sebastian Paul Woodroffe, 42, in the Ucayali region of northeastern Peru. Grisly footage of his death at the hands of a mob
   
5 teens wounded as gang fires on Mexican school
Ciudad Victoria: An armed gang opened fire on a high school in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, wounding five students, prosecutors said. Witnesses of the attack on Tuesday said the gunmen arrived at the entrance of the Federalized High School in the state capital Ciudad Victoria and opened fire. They then entered the school and fired more shots. The five injured students, two females and three males aged 15-18,
 
 
Lula says party free to find new candidate
Rio de Janeiro: Brazil’s ex-president Lula, who is imprisoned for corruption, on Tuesday gave his Workers’ Party (PT) the green light to find a new candidate for the October presidential election in which he remains the frontrunner. “I want you to feel totally free to take whatever decision you need because 2018 is an important year for the PT, for the left and for democracy,” wrote Luis Inacio Lula da Silva in a letter to the
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