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Widespread protests over Donald Trump's travel ban

Downing Street has rejected calls to axe the state visit planned for Donald Trump following widespread outrage over his travel ban on people from certain countries.

More than one million people have signed a petition stating Mr Trump should not be given a state visit.

The immigration curbs have sparked chaos across the US as travellers were detained at airports and thousands of protesters gathered to campaign against the policy.

Boris Johnson has claimed President Trump's immigration policy is "divisive... discriminatory and wrong", but dismissed claims the US is "hostile" towards foreigners.

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EU analyses how Trump's ban will affect Europeans

Donald Trump in the Oval Office Credit: AP Images

The European Union is analysing Donald Trump's US executive order travel ban to find out if it would affect Europeans.

The bloc is getting "conflicting input" on whether EU citizens with dual nationality will be affected by the American President's move to bar entry from seven Muslim-majority countries, a spokesperson said.

European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said the EU "does not discriminate among people arriving on the grounds of race, nationality or religion" in his announcement.

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