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District judge blocks US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

District judge blocks US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

A federal judge in San Francisco has temporarily blocked President Trump's order barring asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally. Lawyers had argued that the order was in clear violation of asylum law.
  • Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has rejected claims that Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as lies. But reports say the CIA is certain he masterminded the killing.
  • Europe today fears Germany's economic strength rather than its military might, historian Andeas Rdder tells DW. At the same time, Germany is meant to lead the EU: a dilemma for all sides.
  • The Trump administration instituted new rules for press conferences after restoring the press credentials of reporter Jim Acosta. CNN have said their lawsuit against the White House is no longer necessary.
  • Airbnb says it will remove its listings in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Palestinian groups are celebrating the move, while a furious Israel is threatening the US company with legal action.
  • The UN says countries aren't doing enough to integrate a growing number of refugee children into their national education systems. A new report has revealed that Germany alone requires tens of thousands of new teachers.
  • The European Commission must submit a new proposal for the 2019 budget after negotiators failed to reach an agreement. With Europe facing many challenges above all Brexit pressure to find a compromise is rising.
  • Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has named a pro-market reformer to be head of state-owned oil company Petrobras. Roberto Castello Branco has in the past advocated the company's privatization.
  • A gunman opened fire at a hospital in the South Side of Chicago, killing a police officer and two others before dying in a shootout. Police say it is unclear whether the assailant took his own life.
  • EU leaders in Brussels have praised the Brexit deal but want to see the UK hold true to the accord until a special summit on Sunday. After that, there will be no renegotiations. DW's Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels.
  • The press association has chosen a renowned historian to lead its dinner party, ending a long tradition of hiring a comedian as keynote speaker. Earlier this year, a comedian sparked controversy with a hard-hitting act.
  • A violent eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala has triggered the evacuation of some 4,000 people. The volcano, one of the most active in Central America, killed more than 190 people in June.
  • The US and the UK have accused Moscow and Beijing of trying to stall the OPCW's new ability to attribute blame for chemical attacks. Both sides traded bitter accusations of hypocrisy.
  • A show trial is the only way to describe the proceedings against Russian human rights activist Oyub Titiev in Chechnya. Throwing him in jail is a disgrace, says DW's Miodrag Soric.
  • African Union chairperson Paul Kagame is pushing its 55 members to pay their dues as part of his bid to steer reform of the donor-dependent body. DW asked Nigerian political sociologist Dr. Garba Kare about the move.
  • The 51-year-old defended his actions, saying he pecked her while trying to calm her. Gazza, considered one of the best footballers of his generation, has struggled to overcome alcoholism since departing the sport.
  • As Turkey and Russia inaugurate the sea section of the TurkStream gas pipeline, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan can boast of Ankara's new geopolitical influence. DW asks why the pipeline is causing such a fuss.
  • Moscow has opened a fresh criminal probe against British financier Bill Browder. But the Kremlin critic told DW that the probe represents just another spike in these Russian games ahead of a new Magnitsky Act.
  • A 26-year-old woman was recently murdered by her mother and brothers in a small Pakistani town because she married against their wishes. DW examines her story and looks at brutal honor killings in the Islamic country.
  • In a trial that is set to define the future of civil liberties in Hong Kong, accused pro-democracy activists have told DW that Hong Kong's autonomy is under 'coordinated attack' from Beijing.