New visa rules for pregnant women travelling to US

The US Department of State has unveiled new rules to deter pregnant women from travelling to the US to give birth. The policy takes effect on Friday and is intended as a crackdown on what is known as “birth tourism”. Under the rule, pregnant women applying for US visitor visas …

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US warns against the shutdown of Libya oil fields

The US embassy serving Libya has warned that the shutdown of the country’s oil fields risks worsening the humanitarian emergency there. An embassy statement called for the immediate resumption of production. Libya’s state-run, National Oil Corporation says the forces of the rebel commander, General Khalifa Haftar, have in recent days …

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Trump impeachment: Legal team says charges dangerous

US President Donald Trump’s legal team has issued its first formal response to the impeachment charges against him, describing them as a “dangerous attack” on democracy. The document said the impeachment articles failed to allege any crime and were a “brazen” attempt to interfere with the 2020 presidential elections. The …

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Harry and Meghan will not use HRH titles – palace

Prince Harry and Meghan will no longer use their HRH titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties, Buckingham Palace has announced. The couple will also no longer formally represent The Queen. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex intend to repay £2.4m of taxpayer money for the refurbishment …

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