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World 04 Jul 2019 | 1:39 AM

An ever-expanding job for border agents: sensitive decisions on migrants' fates

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In a U.S. border patrol facility in El Paso, Texas, labels on holding cells indicate whether migrants have been selected - "yes" or "no" - for a new Trump administration programme that sends asylum seekers to wait out their U.S. court hearings in Mexico.

World 04 Jul 2019 | 3:01 AM

Clash between Trump, U.S. House Democrats shifts into courts

(Reuters) - U.S. House Democrats this week sued the Trump administration to demand President Donald Trump's individual and business tax returns after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin refused a legal request and defied two congressional subpoenas.

World 04 Jul 2019 | 11:34 PM

White House considering 'every option' for adding citizenship question to census

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With a court deadline looming, the Trump administration is looking at "every option" as it seeks to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census, a White House spokesman said on Thursday.

World 05 Jul 2019 | 11:17 PM

Trump considering executive order for Census citizenship question

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday that he is considering an executive order to add a contentious question about citizenship to the 2020 U.S. Census, after a U.S. Supreme Court blocked his initial effort to include it.

World 05 Jul 2019 | 11:37 PM

Trump presses for contentious census citizenship question despite legal uncertainty

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Friday refused to back down over its bid to put a contentious citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census, meaning a court case will move forward over whether officials were motivated by racial bias in seeking to add it.

AseanPlus News 07 Jul 2019 | 11:31 PM

Can China win the soccer World Cup with a handful of naturalised players? Probably not

President Xi Jinping has made no secret of his desire for China to one day host and maybe even win football’s greatest prize But a few passport-switching foreigners are unlikely to be enough to make his dreams come true

Business 08 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

France: Europe needs to find candidate to head IMF

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France: European finance ministers need to find a compromise candidate to replace Christine Lagarde as the head of the International Monetary Fund, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said.

World 08 Jul 2019 | 9:26 AM

U.S. Department of Justice shakes up team handling 2020 census-related cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new team of Civil Division lawyers at the Department of Justice will take over handling 2020 census-related cases, a spokeswoman for the agency said on Sunday, a shake-up that came as President Donald Trump pushes to include a contentious citizenship question in the decennial population survey.

World 08 Jul 2019 | 6:06 PM

In losing legal battles over census, Trump may win political war

(Reuters) - The Trump administration has few realistic options to get a citizenship question onto next year's census, but by keeping the issue in the public eye it could still trigger an undercount of residents in Democratic-leaning areas, legal and political experts told Reuters.

Letters 09 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Informed choice is best

A letter from SYIRIN JUNISYA, Executive Director, Federation of Reproductive Health Associations, Malaysia.