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SAN FRANCISCO  | California to defend immigration laws against Trump

SAN FRANCISCO  — After repeatedly suing the Trump administration over U.S. immigration policies, California will find itself in an unusual position Wednesday: defending protections for people in the country illegally against a court challenge by the federal government. U.S. Judge John Mendez in Sacramento will hear arguments from attorneys for the state and the U.S. … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO  | California to defend immigration laws against Trump

HONG KONG  | China vows to defend its own interests in US trade talks

HONG KONG  — China said Thursday it doesn’t want to see increased trade tensions with the U.S. as the two countries hold talks in Washington this week, but it’s prepared for any outcome and will defend its own interests. The comments by a Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman came after President Donald Trump tweeted that there … Continue reading HONG KONG  | China vows to defend its own interests in US trade talks

The Latest: Lebanese minister: We will defend ourselves

MUNICH/February 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest from the Munich Security Conference (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Lebanese Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf says his country is prepared to defend itself if Israel launches strikes on its territory. The comments came Sunday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country had shot down an Iranian drone … Continue reading The Latest: Lebanese minister: We will defend ourselves

India and Canada defend free trade as US imposes tariffs

DAVOS, Switzerland/January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump approved new tariffs on imports, the leaders of Canada and India come out forcefully Tuesday against a drift toward protectionism in the global economy. While Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said new barriers to trade could pose a danger on a par with climate … Continue reading India and Canada defend free trade as US imposes tariffs

Miocic, Cormier defend heaviest titles at UFC 220

BOSTON  /January 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Stipe Miocic set the UFC heavyweight record with his third straight successful title defense, turning the anticipated slugfest against Francis Ngannou into a methodical ground-and-pound bout to win the main event of UFC 220 at TD Garden. Miocic won 50-44 on all three scorecards early Sunday and was never … Continue reading Miocic, Cormier defend heaviest titles at UFC 220

Trump allies defend him against book’s claims

WASHINGTON /January 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Trump administration officials and allies are rallying to the president’s defense, trying to contain the fallout from an explosive new book that questions Trump’s fitness for office. Chief policy adviser Stephen Miller, in a combative appearance Sunday on CNN, described the book as “nothing but a pile of trash … Continue reading Trump allies defend him against book’s claims

Simmons says he will ‘defend’ himself following rape claims

NEW YORK / December 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Music mogul Russell Simmons said on Instagram that he plans to defend himself a day after a New York Times story published claims by three women saying he raped them. The allegations in the Times’ Wednesday report stem from the 1980s and 1990s. Simmons denied the allegations … Continue reading Simmons says he will ‘defend’ himself following rape claims