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Takes on the #AustralianValues in Turnbull's new citizenship test

While scrapping the 457 visa, Turnbull, on Tuesday, had said that the visa programme was being abused by employers to replace Australian workers with low-waged foreigners. Applicants must be permanent residents for at least four years before they can take tests. Allowing applicants to apply only three times, and automatically failing anyone who cheats on a test. Read More »

Ibrahimovic: Giving up is not an option

Jose Mourinho says he's more focused on winning the Europa League title than placing fourth in the Premier League. "But we don't cry because we lose qualities on the pitch, we just cry because they are important injuries, with two important surgeries and two important periods of recovery". Read More »

Russian Federation tries to undermine Syria sarin gas claims

At least 70 people died in the attack, but responsibility is still unclear. In a 2013 agreement brokered by Russian Federation and the United States, Syria agreed to destroy its chemical weapons. United Nations special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said yesterday that he aimed to resume peace talks in Geneva next month, but "we are watching very carefully the developments on the ground". Read More »

Flake: North Korea leader a 'madman capable of doing damage'


Abe said he supported Trump's stance that strategic patience with North Korea had run out, and that all options were on the table. One reporter asked President Trump if he had any message for North Korea. "The United States will strengthen its presence in the Asia Pacific...." The US, along with South Korea, should suspend annual military exercises that antagonize North Korea in exchange for Pyongyang halting its nuclear program, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in early March. Read More »

Poll gives UK May's Conservatives commanding lead ahead of June election

Her refusal to rule out increasing taxes also suggested she feels confident in her position. They calculate that a defeat for Labour will enable the removal of Jeremy Corbyn as leader, after their previous attempts failed. Asked about Sir Michael's comments on a pre-emptive strike, the Prime Minister's official spokesman said there was "no reason to disagree with what the Defence Secretary said". Read More »

Name April Giraffe's Calf Born at New York Zoo

About 45 minutes after he was born, he stood on wobbly legs while mom helped keep him steady. Since February, fans of the giraffe were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new calf and paid close attention to live streams from Animal Adventure Park and numerous outlets across the Internet, including the CBSDFW Facebook page . Read More »

Trump says those who illegally entered US as kids can 'rest easy'


Italy will support the renewal of European sanctions against Russian Federation if the European Union decides to do so this summer, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said in an interview. Earlier Thursday North Korea's state run media reported Kim Jong Un threatening a "super-mighty preemptive strike" that could "immediately wipe out the USA mainland". Read More »

Many poor Venezuelans too hungry to join protests against President Maduro

Pressure on the leftist leader has been mounting since 2014, as falling prices for Venezuela's crucial oil exports have aggravated an economic crisis, creating severe shortages of food and medicine in the state-led economy. Both were shot during "violent protests" in the municipality of Los Salias, south of the nation's capital, according to Saab. The post Unrest in Venezuela continues as political tensions rise appeared first on PBS NewsHour . Read More »

Trump Pushes Wall Funding in Spending Dispute With Democrats


Democrats showed no sign of softening their opposition to wall funding on Sunday and sought to place responsibility for any shutdown squarely on Trump and Republicans who control the House of Representatives and the Senate. Trump's position could also put him at odds with Republican congressional leaders, some of whom have voiced skepticism about including wall funding in the most immediate spending bill. Read More »

Don't believe exit polls, wait till results: AAP

The three main contenders are the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has controlled the civic body for 10 long years, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which governs Delhi, and the Congress. Kejriwal had earlier demanded that the election be postponed till arrangements for VVPAT-equipped electronic voting machines (EVMs) were made. The AAP too lost an MLA, Ved Prakash, to the BJP. Read More »

Gorsuch Full of Questions in First US Supreme Court Argument


The justices were being asked if a federal district court has jurisdiction to review cases that involve both alleged violations of federal anti-discrimination laws and challenges to adverse employment actions or if those appeals must be heard by a federal circuit court. Read More »

California's Unemployment Rate Falls Below 5 Percent for First Time Since 2006


TBy May 2008, the unemployment rate had risen to 4.7 percent. In another measure of employment, total nonagricultural jobs dipped in March over February by 200 jobs. Dixon was at 4.5 percent, down from 4.6, and Vacaville was at 4.2 percent, down from 4.3, the EDD reported. "We've had really low unemployment rates for awhile", said Hope Morrow, a regional labor economist with the state Department of Labor's Idaho Falls Office. Read More »

Voting BJP to power will throw lives of children in jeopardy: Kejriwal


Over 2,500 candidates are in the fray for elections to North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (104 seats each) and East Delhi Municipal Corporation (64 seats). Turnout was lower for the MCD polls in both 2007 and 2012, while the Congress party was in power in Delhi, and the opposition BJP won the MCD polls. Read More »

Projections: Le Pen, Macron lead in French vote


The move could also contribute to gains for French government bonds, allowing the closely watched yield premium that investors demand to hold 10-year French bonds, or OATs, over benchmark German government bonds, or bunds, to narrow after widening to around 75 basis points, or 0.75 percentage point, ahead of the first round. Read More »

In French Election, Established Politicians Are Out


French candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will be heading for a runoff to decide the country's next president after voters went to the polls in France's first round of elections on Sunday, the Associated Press reported . This is a combination that France's traditional parties have been unable to embrace, which left them looking hidebound and impossible to reform. Her supporters burst into a rendition of the French national anthem, chanted "We will win!" and waved French flags ... Read More »

Gas prices continue to inch up in Maine


The average price of gasoline in Rhode Island is 20 cents higher this week than it was at this time a year ago. Prices on Monday in nearby states included: Alabama - $2.17, Tennessee - $2.17, SC - $2.12, and Florida - $2.45. Knoxville- $2.17, down 1 cent per gallon from last week's $2.18. That's much higher than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $2.11. Read More »

Ivanka Trump's fight to trademark her first name is raising some eyebrows

Beyond the provisionally approved trademarks, Ivanka Trump Marks LLC has 16 registered trademarks in China and more than 30 pending applications, according to China's Trademark Office database. According to Ivanka's representatives, she will not be involved in "business strategy, marketing issues, or the commercial terms of agreements". "She needs to be careful", Mr Painter said. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn raises prospect of Labour abolishing nuclear deterrent

Speaking to the BBC's Andrew Marr on his flagship Sunday show, he refused to say whether maintaining the deterrent would be in his party's manifesto. The Labour leader said he would order an immediate strategic defence review covering "all aspects" of defence policy if he won the general election on June 8. Read More »

Afghan army chief resigns

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani accepted on Monday the resignation of the defence minister and army chief of staff after more than 140 government soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on an army base last week, the President's office said. Read More »

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha: 'We gave Celtic too much respect'


Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? It's probably gone better to be honest. "By respecting the opponent we dropped off too much". "Putting the pen away to make it 2-0 made it more comfortable". The one disappointment for the Parkhead faithful was the sight of 32-goal top scorer Moussa Demeble limping off after injuring his hamstring. Read More »

North Korea threatens to sink United States aircraft carrier


The commentary was carried on page three of the newspaper, after a two-page feature about Kim Jong-Un inspecting a pig farm. "That I can tell you", Trump said. The USS Carl Vinson was the target of North Korea's hypothetical attack, CNN reports, with state-run media in the country boasting about its military might and capabilities. Read More »

French election: Emmanuel Macron beats Marine Le Pen


She has been stridently against Muslim immigration, linking it to security issues. As the western world turns increasingly to the far-right, Macron is unabashedly centrist in his outlook, appealing to French citizens who are familiar with the chaotic aftermath the election of Trump in the United States and Brexit in the UK caused. Read More »

China urges Korea peninsula denuclearisation 'in the name of stability, peace'

For the past quarter century, this competition has been an essential backdrop to the standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. The feature I'm talking about is the raw moral obscenity of Kim's North Korea. In the short run, this might all have worked in America's favor. Though no details on why Kim was detained have been released, the detention comes at a time of unusually heightened tensions between the U.S. Read More »

Trump's 100 days: A rattled establishment, some surprises

The majority of those who voted for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the U.S. 2016 presidential election still voice support for the two, a poll shows. Among Trump voters who say they were "somewhat enthusiastic" or less excited about supporting him, 88 percent approve of his current performance, and 79 percent say he understands the problems of people like them. Read More »

Sessions Says New York City Is 'Soft On Crime.' The Numbers Disagree

Each were identified in a May 2016 Inspector General report as having laws that restrict local law enforcement communication with federal immigration officials. New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Police Commissioner James O'Neill held an impromptu press conference Friday to address the DoJ's comments, which the mayor called "outrageous and absurd on its face". Read More »

UK Parliament: Theresa May calls for snap polls on June 8


While promising to run a "positive and optimistic campaign", she said the choice at the election was between her "strong and stable leadership" or a "coalition of chaos" led by Mr Corbyn. May told The Sun newspaper that if Britain were still negotiating with the bloc in the run-up to a national election, "the Europeans might have seen that as a time of weakness when they could push us". Read More »

Bernie Sanders lauds James Thompson for keeping it close

See the special election results here. Estes said he will advocate for a balanced budget amendment and for the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is despised in his state. And Democrats were hoping to serve up the first election rebuke of Trump. If Ossoff can clinch 50 percent of the vote against a crowded field of Republican contenders, he will avoid a runoff election. Read More »

China calls for restraint as United States warships head for Korean waters


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Trump agreed to urge North Korea to refrain from what Abe called provocative actions. Recent satellite images indicate increased activity around North Korea's nuclear test site. Gary Locke, a former U.S. ambassador to China, told CNN the detention is North Korea trying to get as many "bargaining chips" as possible to make it more hard for the United States. Read More »

Champs-Elysees terror attack: Paris prosecutors name attacker


Police did however find a handwritten note praising ISIS near the slain attacker. Cherufi was killed in a shootout with police after he got out of his auto on the Champs Elysees and opened fire at a police vehicle. The IS has claimed responsibility for the attack. "That was disdainful towards the French people", Phillipot said. "This must be the priority", he said. Read More »

Islamic State claims Champs Elysees police killing


Previously, French police identified the suspect but did not immediately release his name, saying only that he is a 39-year-old French national from an eastern suburb of Paris . Le Pen and Melenchon blame free trade pacts for killing French jobs and want to renegotiate them. "This must be the priority", he said. As Paris got back to business, municipal workers in white hygiene suits were out before dawn to wash down the pavement where the assault took place - a scene now depressingly ... Read More »

Bill O'Reilly Accuser Who Was Reportedly Called "Hot Chocolate" Speaks Out

The news comes less than a week after Fox News gave O'Reilly the axe (along with a possible $25 million payout) following an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual harassment. "It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims", O'Reilly said in the statement . I often watched Mr. O'Reilly's nightly program. Read More »

Amit Malik blames Rahul Gandhi for Congress members joining BJP

A day after joining the BJP, former Delhi Congress president Arvinder Singh Lovely on Wednesday hit out at his one-time mentor and former chief minister Sheila Dikshit, dubbing her as a "burden" on the Congress. While it will dampen the party's morale after the victory in Punjab in the recent Assembly polls, it will also boost the BJP's Sikh vote-bank in the future. Read More »

Mike Brown is more than capable of leading the Warriors


Kerr is experiencing symptoms from complications following two back operations two years ago. Kerr hadn't missed a game this season before last weekend's game when he also missed the shootaround, and is uncertain about his status for the remainder of the playoffs. Read More »

China's president urges restraint on N. Korea in call with Trump

In a phone call with USA president Donald Trump , Chinese president Xi Jinping said China opposed any actions that went against United Nations security council resolutions, as Japan confirmed it was joining drills with the strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson that is headed to Korean waters. Read More »