While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 27 edition

US President Donald Trump issued a travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries that had been blocked by lower courts.
US President Donald Trump issued a travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries that had been blocked by lower courts.PHOTO: AFP

US Supreme Court allows Trump's travel ban to be partially reinstated, agrees to hear case in October

The US Supreme Court on Monday (June 26) handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary bans on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no connection to the United States while agreeing to hear his appeals in the closely watched legal fight.

The court, which narrowed the scope of lower court rulings that had completely blocked his March 6 executive order, said it would hear arguments on the legality of one of Trump's signature policies in his first months as president in the court's next term, which starts in October.

The justices granted parts of his administration's emergency request to put the order into effect immediately while the legal battle continues.


US President Donald Trump hosts 'true friend' India PM Modi at White House for first meeting

US President Donald Trump welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House for their first face-to-face meeting, seeking to forge a chemistry that can add new fizz to a flourishing relationship between the world's two largest democracies.

Despite differences over issues such as immigration and climate change, Modi is expected to assure Trump that the United States has nothing to fear from India's growing economic clout.

After they began their afternoon talks in the Oval Office likely to centre on issues such as trade and war in Afghanistan, the two leaders are expected to give a joint statement to reporters.


EU citizens must apply for new immigration status to live and work in Britain after Brexit

Britain set out its offer on Monday to secure the rights of around 3.2 million European citizens living in the country after its exit from the European Union.

The 17-page policy paper stresses that Europeans are "valued members of their communities" in Britain, but makes clear any deal is contingent on Brussels agreeing reciprocal rights for around one million British expats living elsewhere in Europe.

Here are the main points in the proposal.


Athletics: Usain Bolt insists this will be his final season

 Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt insists this "emotional" season will indeed be his last, bringing the curtain down on a glittering career which galvanised track and field at a time of doping and corruption scandals.

Bolt has won eight Olympic and 11 world gold medals in his career, but importantly was the outgoing, larger-than-life personality on whom athletics administrators could rely for a positive slant, an athlete widely recognised globally.

Asked whether he might carry on after this season, Bolt said: "No, I don't think so!


Yachting: New Zealand humble Team USA to win 35th America's Cup

New Zealand won the America's Cup on Monday, laying the ghost of 2013 with a crushing victory over Oracle Team USA.

The gritty Kiwi challengers, led by 26-year-old helmsman Peter Burling, downed the defenders 7-1 in the first to seven points series.

"We're all ecstatic about what we have managed to achieve and we are on top of the world," Burling said. "It's going to be a good night."