WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review lawsuits over President Donald Trump's controversial immigration policies including using military funds to build a U.S.-Mexican border wall and requiring asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico while their cases are heard in U.S. courts.
In both cases, the Trump administration sought Supreme Court review after lower federal courts rebuffed the president's bids to curb migration into the United States from Mexico. (US-Supreme Court-Donald Trump)
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LA PAZ -- The runner-up in Bolivia's presidential race, Carlos Mesa of the Citizen Community party, on Monday conceded defeat to rival Luis Arce Catacora, candidate of the Movement Towards Socialism.
The result of exit polls by two pollsters showed Arce won with a sizeable lead that was unlikely to narrow as the official count by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal continued, Mesa said at a press conference. (Bolivia-Presidential Elections)
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UNITED NATIONS -- The top UN envoy for the Central African Republic (CAR) on Monday asked for efforts to ensure peaceful elections in the country.
The presidential and legislative elections in December represent a unique opportunity to capitalize on the democratic gains of the 2015 elections and to consolidate the constitutional order and continue the work of stabilizing the country, Mankeur Ndiaye, the UN secretary-general's special representative for the CAR and head of the UN peacekeeping mission, told the Security Council. (UN-CAR-Elections)
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ROME -- Italian modernist, artist, and designer Enzo Mari, who is considered as one of the fathers of the "Made in Italy" brands for high-quality Italian products, died Monday in Milan at the age of 88.
Mari, the subject of a tribute to his career that spanned more than 60 years at the Milan Triennale, had collaborated with many of the most famous names in Italian design, including iconic lighting designer Artemide, colorful houseware and kitchen-device maker Alessi, and famed furniture creators Danese and Zanotta. (Italy-Designer-Death)