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Trump slams ‘ridiculous’ court ruling on immigration

Stung by his second major setback on immigration, President Donald Trump on Wednesday slammed as “ridiculous” a court order blocking his attempt to deny cities harboring undocumented immigrants billions in federal funding.

Iraqi forces seize ancient site of Hatra from IS

Iraqi pro-government forces said Wednesday they had seized the UNESCO-listed ancient site of Hatra from the Islamic State group, the latest archaeological jewel to be wrested from the jihadists’ grip.

France’s Macron booed in Le Pen country

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron was met Wednesday with boos and chants in favour of his far-right rival Marine Le Pen as he made a chaotic visit to an under-threat factory in northern France.

Pro-EU campaigner launches Brexit vote drive

A businesswoman who took the British government to court to force a parliamentary vote on the UK’s split from the EU launched a campaign Tuesday to oppose an “extreme Brexit”.

Turkey says US, Russia informed of strikes on Kurd militia

Turkey informed the United States and Russia before launching strikes against Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq, the Turkish foreign minister said Wednesday, after Washington angrily accused Ankara of lacklustre coordination.

Mass funeral for dozens killed in attack on evacuees

Hundreds gathered at a Shiite Muslim shrine south of Damascus on Wednesday to mourn the victims of a suicide bombing during a landmark evacuation earlier this month, AFP’s correspondent said.

Top human rights prize names finalists

An El Salvadoran transgender advocate, five detained Cambodian activists and an Egyptian legal scholar were nominated on Wednesday for one of the world’s most prestigious human rights prizes.

Afghanistan arrests 35 soldiers after attack on base

Authorities have arrested 35 soldiers who served on an army base in northern Afghanistan where the Taliban staged a deadly attack last week, officials said Wednesday, as fears grew they had inside help.

10 held over attack on Paris Jewish store

Ten people, including a suspected arms dealer, are in custody as part of an investigation into a deadly 2015 attack on a Jewish supermarket in Paris, sources close to the probe said Wednesday.