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They will also need to demonstrate a job record and how they have integrated into the local community. 'Last year Australia introduced a pathway to permanent residency for thousands of New Zealanders living in Australia. "Membership of the Australian family is a privilege and should be afforded to those who support our values , respect our laws and want to work hard by integrating and contributing to an even better Australia". Read More »

Dylan Hartley reacts in classy way after British and Irish Lions snub

Hansen said: "I remember a game in 2013 (against Ireland). statistics don't mean anything when pressure is involved". I never thought I would be (picked again as captain). "Everyone said I had a good chance this time and just to be sitting round with the family when my name was read out, it was elation, is probably the best word for it". Read More »

Pence: No negotiations with NK 'at this time'

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Navy's Yokosuka base in Yokosu. Defence officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan, who were in Tokyo for trilateral security talks, said in a statement North Korea should give up its weapons development irrevocably. North Korea's aggressions have begun to rattle China, especially since the country threatened a nuclear strike against the United States. But on Wednesday, Pence said that despite more than two decades of negotiations, Pyongyang has answered Washington's efforts ... Read More »

French citizens in Montreal express mixed reactions to early election results

Emmanuel Macron: France's Next President? As they usually do, every presidential election, they announce the results on the nightly news, and they do a countdown, and then the two top winners come up. Le Pen plans to cut legal immigration in France to 10,000 people a year, put a tax on foreign workers and bring back border controls that the European Union eliminated. Read More »

Asian stocks mixed as investors mull French election outcome

A total of 11 candidates participated in this year's race towards French presidency, and the two leading candidates are set to face off in the runoff on May 7. Le Pen, the 48-year-old leader of the National Front (FN), hopes to capitalize on security fears that were catapulted to the fore of the campaign after the fatal shooting of a policeman on Paris's Champs Elysees avenue claimed by Daesh (the so-called IS). Read More »

North Korea is 'too risky to ignore', warns United States amid rising tensions

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Defense Ministry spokesperson Moon Sang-gyun said Monday the allies are in "full readiness posture" for an underground detonation and now discussing a joint exercise between the Carl Vinson strike group and the South Korean Navy. "We agreed to strongly demand that North Korea, which is repeating its provocation, show restraint", Abe told reporters. South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-gyun gave no further details about the South's plans, other than saying Seoul was holding ... Read More »

Champion Cavs complete sweep of Indiana

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The Pacers 2016-17 ended Sunday afternoon at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers sure didn't make it easy, though. The Pacers had the lead going into the fourth quarter but outscored by the Cavs 25-18. Each have 2,014 baskets. Pacers: Have lost five straight postseason games and six of their last eight. Now Cleveland takes a seven-game winning streak into the conference semifinals against either Milwaukee or Toronto. Read More »

John Oliver loses his mind over Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner's collective uselessness

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In the end, Oliver emphasized that this wasn't an evisceration of Ivanka and Jared - he simply doesn't know enough about them to eviscerate them. We mean Jared, by the way. "So we should just give [Ivanka] credit when good stuff happens, and blame others when bad stuff happens?" The entry on Ivanka Trump was written by her friend of the last 12 years, Wendy Murdoch, a businesswoman and former wife of News Corporation chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch. Read More »

Head to head: How Le Pen and Macron compare

French presidential election candidate for the En Marche! movement Emmanuel Macron, left (AFP/Eric FEFERBERG) and candidate for the Front National, Marine Le Pen (AFP/Joel SAGET) celebrating their respecive victories on April 23, 2017 after the first round of the Presidential elections. Read More »

Xi, Trump discuss Korean Peninsula situation for second time in a month

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China "hopes that all relevant sides exercise restraint, and avoid doing anything to worsen the tense situation on the peninsula", the ministry said in a statement, paraphrasing Xi. Trump has reportedly settled on a strategy that emphasizes increasing pressure on Pyongyang with the help of China. Adding to the heightened tensions, North Korea detained a U.S. Read More »

Trump order targets foreign workers

So, as it has done in past years, the USCIS conducted a "lottery" to randomly select the 85,000 petitions to be processed. The 220-day review proceedings will attempt to move the current H-1B programme towards a more merit-based system, steering it away from the random lottery under which it now operates. Read More »

U.S. to evaluate whether Iran has complied with nuclear deal

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Moscow commented on Tillerson's claim by saying that secretary of state should have separated the allegations of terrorism and the nuclear deal as they " have nothing in common ", according to Mikhail Ulyanov, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control. Read More »

French election: Pollsters project Macron vs

Sunday's outcome was a huge defeat for the two center-right and center-left groupings that have dominated French politics for 60 years. The future of Europe is at stake as this country chooses a president in an election unlike any other, one that may reshape France's post-war identity and indicate whether global populism is ascendant or on the decline. Read More »

Blair calls for voters to block May's plan

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CGTN's Richard Bestic reports from London . Britain will go to the polls on June 8 after MPs cleared the way for an early general election in a House of Commons vote praised by Theresa May as "the right decision" in the national interest. Read More »

Russia complains to US over exclusion from Syria chemical probe

A man breathes through an oxygen mask, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017. Samples from three people killed in the attack and seven survivors analysed at four OPCW-designated laboratories "indicate exposure to sarin or a sarin-like substance", said Uzumcu. Read More »

Hit By Terror Attacks, Egypt Declares State of Emergency

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The attacks in the Nile Delta cities of Tanta and Alexandria prompted Sisi to declare a "three-month" state of emergency. Sisi announced the state of emergency nationwide for three months in a short televised address last night, following the blasts that targeted the minority Coptic Christians on Palm Sunday, one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar. Read More »

Obama to deliver first post-presidency speech in Chicago

Their names have not yet been announced . (The allotment was previously distributed, with many slots set aside for university students from around the Chicago area.) Obama will be joined onstage by roughly a half-dozen young activists, an Obama spokesman told the Sun Times . Read More »

Trump to Canada: Stop Shielding Dairy Farmers from US Competition

Trump denounced the North American Free Trade Agreement as a "disaster" and said he wants Canada to move on three particular industries - dairy farming, lumber and energy. "The fact of the matter is, is that we're already accepting way more dairy products into Canada than Canada is exporting into the states". "Canada can support its industry without intentionally using policy tools to harm US dairy farmers and world dairy markets". Read More »

African pleads not guilty to slaying his wealthy family

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Van Breda appeared at Western Cape High Court dressed in a suit and tie and quietly replied "not guilty" as he faced three counts of murder and one of attempted murder. The police officer had found no evidence of forced entry, but also no evidence that someone had cleaned the crime scene. The man had also had a knife and had cut and slashed at his chest, also cutting Van Breda's left arm, he said. Read More »

Trump greets American charity worker freed from Cairo in the Oval Office

She met Friday with Trump in the Oval Office. He denied striking any kind of deal with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi during his visit to the White House earlier this month , saying "No". Hijazi had been detained in Egypt on child abuse charges, though the validity of those charges was heavily questioned by human rights workers. Along with her husband and six colleagues at the foundation, Hijazi was eventually accused of sexually assaulting children and convincing them to join ... Read More »

Egypt Attacked Twice on Palm Sunday

Dozens were killed and more than 100 were injured in two separate bombing incidents that occurred in Coptic churches on Palm Sunday. Minya province has Egypt's highest Coptic Christian population . Close Modal Window Hang on for a minute.we're trying to find some more stories you might like. "The emergency law is aimed at enemies of the homeland and citizens, and it will grant state apparatuses greater ability, flexibility, and speed to confront an evil enemy that has not hesitated to ... Read More »

After Meeting With President Trump, Egyptian President Frees Detained US Charity Worker

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said he struck "no deal" for the release of an Egyptian-American charity worker who had been detained in the country for almost three years. According to the Washington Post , Hijazi became the global face of Cairo's alleged brutal crackdown on civil society, particularly on human rights group that received foreign funding. Read More »

Migrant boat sinks in Aegean Sea, 16 dead

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Five were recovered by the European border patrol agency Frontex, while one was recovered by the coast guard. Two women from the boat were rescued and several other people were believed to be missing. But a European Union-Turkey deal reached past year - in which those arriving on Greek islands face deportation back to Turkey - has significantly reduced the number of people attempting to cross. Read More »

German lawmakers welcome Macron lead in French election

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Many in the jubilant crowd waved both the French tricolor and the European Union flags, chanting, "We will win!" If Le Pen or Melenchon reach the second round, it will be seen as a clear victory for the populist wave reflected by the votes for Donald Trump and Brexit. Read More »

Arsene Wenger pleased with strong response as Arsenal seal Wembley return

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Arsenal fought back from a goal down to clinch victory over Manchester City, courtesy of Alexis Sanchez's extra-time victor, and set up Wenger's bid to win the trophy for a record seventh time. "We have shown a united response, not a divided response". "People can question my decisions but not loyalty and commitment to this club", Wenger said coyly about his managerial future after goals from defender Nacho Monreal and Sanchez gave him a shot at a seventh F.A. Read More »

Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack

Six assailants dressed in military uniforms drove in two army vehicles past a first checkpoint, according to army spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Abdul Qahar Aram. The authorities have not released definitive numbers for the casualty tolls but Afzel Hadid, the head of the provincial council in Balkh, told The Associated Press that at least 130 people were killed and 80 were wounded. Read More »

China is squeezing North Korea - but not too hard

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, isn't ruling out a US strike against North Korea if Pyongyang tests another nuclear device. North Korea regularly threatens Japan, a key US ally in the region. Japan's military claimed it sent destroyers to join the USS Carl Vinson carrier group on its way to North Korea's doorstep - and South Korea was in talks to take part as well, Reuters reported . Read More »

China calls for North Korea, US restraint

South Korea's unification ministry said Monday that there has been no unusual movement in North Korea as Pyongyang is set to mark the 85th anniversary of the creation of its military this week. Both the USA and Australia have pressured China to take more responsibility in influencing North Korea to abandon its nuclear program. Abe and Trump last spoke by phone on April 9. Read More »