Trump dismisses Haiti, African countries with vulgarity

President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation.

Heavy snow strands 430 people overnight on train in Japan

The four-car train departed Niigata city in heavy snow Thursday at 4:25 p.m., more than an hour behind schedule, according to a railway spokesman. As the snow accumulated, the train’s wheels couldn’t turn anymore, and it stopped between stations about 7 p.m. at a railway crossing.

Trump: Why allow immigrants from ‘shithole countries’?

Trump’s contemptuous description of an entire continent startled lawmakers in the meeting and immediately revived charges that the president is racist. The White House did not deny his remark but issued a statement saying Trump supports immigration policies that welcome “those who can contribute to our society.”