Global News January 30, 2017

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BBC News
«Quebec City mosque shooting: Six killed, eight wounded»

Six people have been killed and another eight wounded in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada, police say. Shots were fired at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday night, where more than 50 people had gathered for evening prayers. One suspect was arrested at the scene and another was arrested nearby. Police do not believe there are other suspects at large.
An eyewitness told the radio station that two hooded people had burst into the mosque. One opened fire on those praying and shouted «Allahu Akbar», Arabic for «God is Great».
The Canadian authorities are treating the shooting as a terror attack, «We condemn this terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge,» Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement.
In June, last year the same mosque was the target of an Islamophobic incident when a pig’s head was left in front of the building, with a card saying «bonne appetite».

«Trump executive order: Million sign petition to stop UK visit»

More than a million people have signed a petition urging the government to call off President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK, amid a row over his recent immigration measures. The PM’s spokesman, however, said she was looking forward to the visit. Boris Johnson is to address MPs on Monday amid confusion over whether UK dual nationals of seven banned Muslim-majority countries are affected.
Protests in response to Mr. Trump’s order are expected to take place after 17:00 in London, Manchester, Bristol, Brighton, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, York, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Swansea and other UK cities.
It is now second only to last year’s petition signed by more than four million people calling for a fresh referendum on whether to leave the European Union.


New York Times
“Travelers Stranded and Protests Swell Over Trump Order”

Travelers were stranded around the world, protests escalated in the United States and anxiety rose within President Trump’s party on Sunday as his order closing the nation to refugees and people from certain predominantly Muslim countries provoked a crisis just days into his administration. The White House pulled back on part of Mr. Trump’s temporary ban on visitors from seven countries by saying that it would not apply to those with green cards granting them permanent residence in the United States. By the end of the day, the Department of Homeland Security formally issued an order declaring legal residents exempt from the order.
White House officials blamed what they portrayed as a hyperventilating news media for the confusion and said the order had been successfully carried out. Only about 109 travelers were detained in the first 24 hours, out of the 325,000 who typically enter the United States in a day, they said. As of Sunday evening, the Department of Homeland Security said 392 green card holders had been granted waivers to enter. That did not count many visitors who remained overseas now unable to travel.
While Mr. Trump denied that his action focused on religion, the first iteration of his plan during his presidential campaign was framed as a temporary ban on all Muslim visitors.


“The tech firms fighting Trump’s travel ban with cash”

Tech companies and industry executives have been among the most vocal opponents of President Trump’s travel ban. But some are going further, and backing up their rhetoric with real action.
Google: the search giant has created a $4 million crisis fund that benefits the American Civil Liberties Union, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, International Rescue Committee and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The fund will be made up of employee donations and cash from the company.
Airbnb: Trump’s executive order has left many people, including refugees, stranded at airports.
Airbnb has offered to help by providing free housing to anyone affected by the travel ban. The company’s offer applies to refugees or anyone else who is denied the ability to travel to the U.S. and is not in their city or country of residence.

Zero Hedge.
“The Honeymoon Is Ending: Angry Wall Street Traders Slam Trump, Warn Next Move Is Lower”

It appears that Wall Street’s nearly 3-month honeymoon with Trump is ending. Because no matter how much the courts or public pressure force the watering down of Trump’s immigration order, Bloomberg’s Mark Cudmore warns that «the long-term damage to Brand USA has been done.»
Here is why «trader #1» is angry: “With a few hasty pen scratches, Trump has confirmed that he is impulsive and liable to act without concern for convention or precedent or, it seems, the law. At the margin, the premium for U.S. assets will now be eroded.
And as Bloomberg’s Richard Breslow – or angry trader #2 – adds, «Trump’s certainly not making it easier for investors to stay comfortable with their positions. The legal and moral issues aside, what was the first thing you thought of when you saw the weekend news from the White House? When does my FX salesman get into the office?»