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Abuses will make immigration a slippery path for Trump

President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration reforms will have far-reaching consequences not only in the United States but across the world.

Thousands of people who have called the United States home for years will soon be thrown out courtesy of tough legislation and an anti-immigrant mantra that Trump embraced the very first day he hit the campaign trail.

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Disconnect between news, editorial teams unhealthy

U.S. newspapers are impressively “hanging on” despite a sustained onslaught by online media. All the top brands are no doubt feeling the pinch.

Print newspapers have lost nearly 52 per cent of their daily sales volumes, while online channels have registered an exponential growth in reach, almost three-fold in the last six years. But as the news media struggles to weather the storm created by changes in consumer behavior, not to mention sustained attacks by President Donald Trump, some pertinent issues have come up that require urgent deliberations by industry stakeholders.

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East or West, nuclear row drifting to risky point

President Donald Trump shook with anger at the mere mention of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. A new ballistic missile had just been launched and the president felt spited by a nation he now believes is all-out for war.

Emerging from a meeting with Defense Secretary James Mattis, Trump hinted at a possible military response, saying the United States and its allies would do everything within their means to ward off threats.

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Will immigration politics be the Achilles Heel for the U.S.?

The number of Somalis in St. Paul and Minneapolis has been rising over the years. A local shopping area in Minneapolis is named ‘Little Mogadishu’. Here, locals mingle irrespective of race and creed. It’s a closely knit community. 

There are an estimated 25,000 Somalis in the Twin Cities. But their presence, viewed against the backdrop of President Donald Trump’s overambitious immigration reforms, has put Minnesota at a crossroads as the new administration digs in.

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Why U.S. should rethink stand on climate agenda

A dangerous trend is cropping up in the United States – that of President Donald Trump making populist decisions that could come with detrimental consequences.

Since his election, Trump continues to bypass official government communication procedures to engage the world on Twitter in a way that continues eliciting mixed reactions. 

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Trump style turns spotlight on new US presidency

President Donald Trump could be best described as a man under siege. As he battles fresh accusations of abetting racial hate, the U.S. leader is under fire for slurring the media and constricting the civil space.

The recent violence in Virginia yet again turned the spotlight on Mr. Trump and his administration. The chaos, partly ignited by a controversial plan to remove a statue of a confederate general, led to deadly clashes, destruction of property and deaths. Mr. Trump, as usual, waded into it with remarks that left a bitter taste in the mouths of civil groups and minorities.

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