US arrests at border fell while Ice arrests rose during Trump’s first eight months

US arrests at border fell while Ice arrests rose during Trump’s first eight months

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) numbers provide the first detailed picture of the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement, which advocates said seems to be targeting people with deep ties to the US. Advocates are also concerned because the release showed the plight of people fleeing violence in Central America is still severe. From Trump’s inauguration in January to the end of September, there was a 40% increase in arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice). Because Ice operates in the country’s interior while Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) oversees the…

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Rio Tinto changes its designated driver

Rio Tinto changes its designated driver

Congratulations, Simon Thompson, current non-executive director of Rio Tinto, you are deemed sufficiently safe to step up to the chairmanship. The world’s second biggest mining company didn’t describe the appointment in this way, of course – but nor did it refer to the extraordinary behind-the-scenes lobbying that killed the hopes of the board’s original preferred candidate, Sir Mick Davis. It was already known that the process had been hijacked by big shareholders, who had written to Rio to say they weren’t keen on Davis, the former boss of Xstrata and…

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Trump’s personal banking information handed over to Robert Mueller

Trump’s personal banking information handed over to Robert Mueller

Donald Trump’s banking information has formally been turned over to Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor who is investigating whether the president’s campaign conspired with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election. Deutsche Bank, the German bank that serves as Trump’s biggest lender, was forced to submit documents about its client relationship with the president and some of his family members, who are also Deutsche clients, after Mueller issued the bank with a subpoena for information, according to media reports. The news was first reported by Handelsblatt, the German newspaper. The…

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Three men charged with Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder

Three men charged with Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder

Three men have been charged with murder over a car bomb blast that killed anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, according to a statement read out in court in Malta. Caruana Galizia died instantly when her car was blown up as she drove out of her home on 16 October, a killing that shocked Malta and raised concern within the European Union about the rule of law on the tiny Mediterranean island.

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