“Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world — a horrible mess!” President Trump wrote on Twitter as he defended his immigration order barring refugees and citizens of seven countries from entering the United States.
The order unleashed chaos on the U.S. immigration system, promptingcontinuing protests and legal action, much of it by lawyers working pro bono at airport arrival halls.
The White House appeared to reverse part of the order, saying that green card holders from the seven named countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — would be allowed to enter “going forward.”
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A shooting at a mosque in Quebec City killed six people and injured others, the police said.
The attack came a day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to social media to restate Canada’s open-door policy in response to Mr. Trump’s ban.
Many European leaders criticized the refugee ban. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany reminded Mr. Trump during their first telephone conversation of America’s obligations under the Geneva Convention on refugees, her spokesman said.
And Mr. Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia vowed to repair relations in an hourlong phone call.
In a startling elevation, Mr. Trump gave his chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, a permanent seat on the National Security Council, his top decision-making body, while downgrading the roles of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Mr. Bannon formerly headed the provocative right-wing website Breitbart News.
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In France, Benoît Hamon won the Socialist Party’s presidential nomination, but he has a slim chance of closing the lead of Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front. Emmanuel Macron, a centrist candidate, appears to be her most likely opponent in a May runoff.
And Roger Federer, 35, became the oldest man to win a Grand Slam singles title in 45 years by defeating his longtime rival, Rafael Nadal, in an epic five-set final at the Australian Open. It was Federer’s 18th tournament championship and his first since 2012.
The victory came a day after Serena Williams, 35, defeated her sister Venus, 36, for her record-setting 23rd Grand Slam singles title. She also became the oldest female Australian Open winner in the current era.