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SEATTLE | Judge declines to dismiss challenge to US asylum delays

SEATTLE — Immigrant rights activists can continue to challenge what they describe as unlawful U.S. government delays in asylum cases, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman in Seattle dismissed some arguments raised by the lawsuit in a ruling Tuesday, but she said the activists can pursue their claim that the delays … Continue reading SEATTLE | Judge declines to dismiss challenge to US asylum delays

LILLE, France | ITF president says Davis Cup, ATP Cup could ‘work together’

LILLE, France — ITF president David Haggerty is confident he can find a deal with the ATP to make sure their two team competitions do not clash on an already busy calendar. Speaking in France at the final of the last Davis Cup played in its traditional format, Haggerty said he had “very positive” conversations … Continue reading LILLE, France | ITF president says Davis Cup, ATP Cup could ‘work together’

WASHINGTON | No holiday respite for Trump’s criticism of nation’s courts

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts are engaging in an extraordinary public dispute over the independence of America’s judiciary, with Roberts bluntly rebuking the president for denouncing a judge who rejected Trump’s migrant asylum policy as an “Obama judge.” Trump, still seething over that Monday ruling, began his Thanksgiving … Continue reading WASHINGTON | No holiday respite for Trump’s criticism of nation’s courts

LONDON | UK leader has eye on rebellion as EU braces for Brexit push

LONDON — The U.K. and the European Union plowed ahead Monday with plans to have their divorce deal signed, sealed and delivered within days as British Prime Minister Theresa May waited to see whether rebel lawmakers opposed to the agreement had the numbers to challenge her leadership. The draft agreement reached last week triggered an … Continue reading LONDON | UK leader has eye on rebellion as EU braces for Brexit push

LONDON | UK leader fights back against critics, defends Brexit deal

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting back against critics of her Brexit deal, telling her Conservative opponents that their alternative plans for Britain’s departure from the European Union wouldn’t work. May is battling to win over rebels in her own ranks and save her leadership, with two Cabinet ministers quitting and other … Continue reading LONDON | UK leader fights back against critics, defends Brexit deal

PARIS | French drivers to block roads to protest rising fuel taxes

PARIS— Drivers in France are planning to block roads across the country to protest rising fuel taxes, in a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron. Protesters pledge to target tollbooths, roundabouts and the bypass that rings Paris on Saturday. The government is preparing to send police to remove protesters and threatening fines. The taxes … Continue reading PARIS | French drivers to block roads to protest rising fuel taxes

ATLANTA | APNewsBreak: Abrams preparing new challenge in Georgia race

ATLANTA  — Stacey Abrams‘ campaign is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor’s race that could leave the state’s Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of voting. The Democrat’s longshot strategy relies on a statute that’s never been used in such a high-stakes contest. It is being discussed as Georgia … Continue reading ATLANTA | APNewsBreak: Abrams preparing new challenge in Georgia race

LONDON | UK’s May appeals to public on Brexit as opponents circle

LONDON  — British Prime Minister Theresa May is appealing directly to voters to back her Brexit plan, as she waits to see whether rivals within her party have gained enough support to launch a leadership challenge. May was answering questions from callers on a radio phone-in Friday, the day after she vowed to stay in … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s May appeals to public on Brexit as opponents circle