People are boycotting Starbucks after CEO announces plan to hire thousands of refugees

People are boycotting Starbucks after CEO announces plan to hire thousands of refugees

Some Starbucks customers are threatening to boycott the coffee giant after its CEO took a stand against President Donald Trump's executive order barring immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US. On Sunday, Starbucks announced it planned to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide in the next five years.

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PM: I look forward to welcoming Trump to UK

PM: I look forward to welcoming Trump to UK

Theresa May has insisted she was "very happy" to invite Donald Trump on a state visit, amid anger and protests over his travel ban. The Prime Minister's spokesman said she was looking forward to "hosting the President later this year", despite more than one million people signing an online petition calling for the state visit to be scrapped. Protests are planned around the UK on Monday evening after the President issued a 90-day ban on people from the seven mainly Muslim countries of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen travelling to the US.

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President Trump Prepares to Withdraw from Groundbreaking Climate Change Agreement

President Trump Prepares to Withdraw from Groundbreaking Climate Change Agreement

The United States will switch course on climate change and pull out of a global pact to cut emissions, said Myron Ebell, who headed U.S. President Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team until his inauguration. Ebell is the director of global warming and international environmental policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a U.S. conservative think tank, and helped to guide the EPA's transition after Trump was elected in November until he was sworn in on Jan. 20.

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Jihadist groups hail Trump’s travel ban as a victory

Jihadist groups hail Trump’s travel ban as a victory

Jihadist groups on Sunday celebrated the Trump administration’s ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, saying the new policy validates their claim that the United States is at war with Islam. Comments posted to pro-Islamic State social media accounts predicted that President Trump’s executive order would persuade American Muslims to side with the extremists. One posting hailed the U.S. president as “the best caller to Islam,” while others predicted that Trump would soon launch a new war in the Middle East.

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US soldiers shoot and kill 8-year-old girl in Yemen

US soldiers shoot and kill 8-year-old girl in Yemen

While the media attention has been focused on the death of one US serviceman who was killed during a raid in Yemen, one of the most tragic casualties of the assault ordered by President Donald Trump was an eight-year-old girl. The raid took place over the weekend, as US forces attempted a “site exploitation” attack that attempted to gather intelligence on Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the extremist group behind several high-profile terror attacks, including the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris in two years ago.

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Samantha Bee Is Hosting an Alternative to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Samantha Bee Is Hosting an Alternative to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Given President Donald Trump's recent clashes with the media, which he called the "opposition party," it's hard to imagine the press and the Trump administration having a chummy or even cordial iteration of the star-studded White House Correspondents' dinner this year. And given the president's unwillingness to withstand any roasting, it's also hard to imagine that any comedian chosen to perform will feel free to make the traditional jokes at the commander-in-chief's expense.

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Donald Trump and Steve Bannon ‘pose existential threat to EU,’ says chief Brexit negotiator 

Donald Trump and Steve Bannon 'pose existential threat to EU,' says chief Brexit negotiator 

Donald Trump and his populist advisers in the White House are one of the main three existential threats facing the European Union – and not Brexit – the chief Brexit negotiator of the European Parliament has claimed. Guy Verhofstadt, a former Belgian prime minister and arch European federalist who recently returned from a tour of the US, said that it was now clear that Europe had “fewer friends than ever” in Washington.

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A 58-story skyscraper in San Francisco is tilting and sinking — but the city says it’s safe to live in

A 58-story skyscraper in San Francisco is tilting and sinking — but the city says it's safe to live in

There's good news for the wealthy tenants of Millennium Tower, San Francisco's very own leaning tower. An inspection by the city's Department of Building Inspection concluded that the skyscraper, which has sunk 16 inches and tilted two inches since it opened in 2009, is safe to live in, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. "There was no evidence of life-safety concerns observed during the inspection," the report stated. "The building is safe to occupy at this time."

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