In tweets, Trump appears to undercut his own travel ban case

U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to undermine his administration’s legal case for a temporary travel ban, assailing the Justice Department on Monday for a revised version of the measure that he called “watered down” and “politically correct.” In a series of early morning Twitter messages, Trump returned to the issue of the travel ban that he raised immediately after an attack in London on Saturday night that killed 7 people and wounded 48. Trump has presented the measure, which seeks to halt entry to the United States for 90 days…

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Australia to ban convicted paedophiles from travelling abroad ‘World-first’ measure aims to tackle problem of sex offe

14 hours ago 56 Click to follow The Independent Online Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Jason Reed/Reuters Australia plans to ban convicted paedophiles from travelling overseas in what the government said is a world-first move to protect vulnerable children in South East Asia from exploitation. Australian paedophiles are notorious for taking inexpensive vacations to nearby South East Asian and Pacific island countries to abuse children there. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she would cancel the passports of around 20,000 paedophiles on the national child sex offender register under legislation that will…

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Russia extends porn site ban

Russia’s media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has blocked access to two of the world’s largest pornography websites. Internet service providers had until Tuesday to implement the ban. The sites now redirect to a message explaining they have been blocked “by decision of public authorities”. In 2015, the authorities banned 11 popular pornography websites, saying many failed to protect children “from information harmful to their health”. Analysis by Vitaliy Shevchenko, BBC Monitoring The decision was made following two separate court rulings, which said the websites “spread pornography”. Sexually explicit content is not outlawed…

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Congress Likely to Give Final OK to Local Internet Tax Ban

State and local governments would be permanently barred from taxing access to the Internet under a bipartisan compromise that Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama. The Senate was expected to vote Thursday to approve the language, part of a wide-ranging measure that would also revamp trade laws. The Internet tax provision had broad support, with few senators eager to oppose the bill and open the door to taxing online access during an election year. Nonetheless, some were resisting the legislation because of trade provisions and…

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