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Trump moves forward with wall funding
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump expressed confidence on Tuesday that he would prevail against a lawsuit filed by 16 US states seeking to block his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the US border with Mexico. The group of states, including California and New York, has charged the president and top officials in his administration with taking away taxpayer funds for their communities to fulfill a promise
 
 
Trump picks Rosen to be next deputy attorney general
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he intends to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general. In his current post, the 60-year-old Rosen serves as the Transportation Department’s chief operating officer and is in charge of implementing the department’s safety and technological priorities. He rejoined DOT in 2017 after
   
Kentucky teen sues Washington Post for $250m
KENTUCKY: A high school student from Covington, Kentucky, sued the Washington Post for defamation on Tuesday, claiming the newspaper falsely accused him of racist acts and instigating a confrontation with a Native American activist in a January videotaped incident at the Lincoln Memorial. The lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Kentucky by Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann, 16, seeks $250 million in
 
 
Venezuela suspends links with Curacao to block aid
CARACAS: Venezuela’s military said on Tuesday it was on alert at its frontiers following threats by US President Donald Trump and suspended air and sea links with the island of Curacao ahead of a planned aid shipment. Opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido has vowed to bring aid in from various points on Saturday “one way or another” despite military efforts to block it. But commanders doubled down on
   
Canada ex-minister at centre of charges set to testify
OTTAWA: The former Canadian justice minister at the centre of allegations of wrongdoing by government officials said on Tuesday she would break her silence as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s team sought to defuse the biggest crisis of his career. The Liberal government has been on the defensive since the Globe and Mail newspaper reported on Feb.7 that officials had pressured former minister Jody Wilson-Raybould last year to
 
 
UN moves to help combat sexual abuse in its ranks
NEW YORK: The United Nations on Tuesday took steps to tackle sexual exploitation and abuse within its ranks, naming an array of experts to a panel aimed at ending incidents of harassment that have plagued the global agency for years. The panel will advise the UN secretary-general on ways to address gender-based harassment and abuse by UN staff and UN-related forces, according to a statement issued by the Office of Secretary-
   
FBI develops backup plan to protect evidence
WASHINGTON: The FBI developed a backup plan to protect evidence in its Russia investigation soon after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in the event that other senior officials were dismissed as well, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions. The plan was crafted in the chaotic days after Comey was fired, when the FBI began investigating whether President Donald Trump had obstructed justice and whether he
 
 
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