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Donald Trump signs 'Buy American, Hire American' executive order


As a reminder, the H-1B visa is a controversial visa for highly skilled workers used widely in the tech world. That was down from the 236,000 it received the year before, a drop some attribute to Trump, who promised in a debate during the presidential campaign to end the program . Read More »

Supreme Court denies Arkansas request to carry out execution

The court, in a brief ruling with no explanation, said it would not lift the Arkansas Supreme Court's order to stop the executions of two inmates who were to be put to death on Monday night, NBC News reported. That US District Court judge had ruled that the prisoners will likely succeed in demonstrating the state's proposed method of lethal injection is unconstitutional. Read More »

U.S. vice president Pence wraps up visit to Japan

North Korea's deputy United Nations ambassador, Kim In-ryong, accused Washington on Monday of creating "a unsafe situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment". The rhetoric from both Washington and Pyongyang has ratcheted up considerably over the past week, amid repeated declarations from senior USA figures that " the era of strategic patience is over " regarding the North's nuclear ambitions, fuelling speculation that the new administration could be considering a ... Read More »

Ivanka Trump 'won China trademarks as she dined with President Xi Jinping'


She is now an adviser to the president, has an office in the White House and access to classified information and holds meetings with world leaders. July 21, 2016: Donald Trump accepts Republican nomination for president. The brand, which she still owns, saw a spike in sales in the weeks after her father's inauguration and after White House counselor Kellyanne Conway urged consumers to " go buy Ivanka's stuff ". Read More »

Real Brexit talks will only start after June vote: EU Commission

The leader of the main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, pressed May in Parliament Wednesday to take part in a televised debate ahead of the election, but May maintained she had no interest in doing so. Ms Rudd and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson were told about the election announcement prior to Mrs May's cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Her rant against Prime Minister Theresa May's shock decision to call a new general election on June 8 spread like wildfire across social media and ... Read More »

US anticipated North Korea missile test that failed - adviser with Pence


The remarks come as some experts fear North Korea is planning to conduct yet another nuclear test over the weekend in honor of the 105th birth anniversary of the country's founder, Kim Il-sung. Neither the United States nor North Korea seems interested in deescalation at this point, however, with the Trump Administration keen to continue to ratchet up pressure , openly talking about military intervention and suggesting that they can "solve" the problem of North Korea unilaterally. Read More »

Will Turkey end up more isolated after its referendum?

Meanwhile, the cabinet late Monday agreed to extend the state of emergency - already in place for nine months - for another three months. "For the first time in the history of the Republic, we are changing our ruling system through civil politics". Read More »

Australia | PM scraps visa for skilled foreign workers


The programme allows businesses to employ foreign workers for up to four years in skilled jobs for which there is shortage of Australian workers. Announcing the policy change on Facebook , prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said he was "putting Australians first" by giving them priority for jobs now open to overseas workers. Read More »

Sanders Doesn't Know if Jon Ossoff Is a Progressive

Winning against Handel (who won 19 percent of the vote and was the most voted for Republican among her 10 GOP peers) in the runoff will certainly hard when the Republican base unifies around her, but if he, his fans, and his backers can keep up the momentum, he might just become the first Democrat to win in his district since the 1970s. Read More »

Trump administration will review Iran nuclear deal despite compliance


In a letter to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Iran remained compliant with the 2015 deal, but there were concerns about its role as a state sponsor of terrorism. - Complying with regular monitoring from the International Atomic Energy Agency, the international watchdog for nuclear power. "So right now what we're seeing is the nations in the region...trying to checkmate Iran and the amount of disruption and instability they ... Read More »

US VP Mike Pence meets Indonesian president on Asia tour


U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves before leaving for Japan, at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. While supporting the US government's shift to a tougher stance, Bishop said further effort for dialogue and economic sanctions are necessary. Read More »

Tillerson and Putin find little more than disagreement in meeting

The rhetoric came as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson received an unusually hostile reception in Moscow , where any hope of better US-Russia relations were dashed by the American missile strike. The draft would have demanded that the Syrian regime provide flight plans, flight logs and other information on its military operations on April 4, hand over the names of commanders of any aircraft and provide access to air bases to United Nations investigators. Read More »

India examining consequences of Australia's abolition of popular work visa, says MEA


The discontinuation of the 457 visa will likely have an outsized impact on Indian visa holders, who account for a quarter of the intake, according to ABC News. The moves come amid ongoing concerns about flouting of 457 visa rules and exploitation of foreign workers. The prime minister couldn't say how many more jobs would be available to Australians when the new scheme starts. Read More »

Easter bunny 'hovers' instead of hops this weekend


This event is free to the public. The Victor Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an Easter egg hunt at the Victor Park at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, for children ages toddler to 11. “The first annual [senior] Easter egg hunt , what a kick in the trousers, ” Bellissimo said. "I thought I wasn't going to get any eggs, but my basket was so full", said 7-year-old Gavin Zulian, sitting with younger brother Grant Zulian and cousin Branson Zulian after the chaos to count their loot. Read More »

Ministers Fear, Want To Keep Me Out Of AIADMK: Dinakaran

Now there are three factions in Tamil Nadu headed by (CM) Palaniswami, Panneerselvam and Dinakaran. Around 13 ministers of Tamil Nadu made a decision to hold a marathon meeting, continuing the thread of discussion regarding a merger of EPS and OPS. Read More »

US working with allies on N.Korea: Pence


Mr Trump has been pressuring China, North Korea's benefactor, to help defuse the situation, but has also warned that the United States will settle the issue alone if other countries will not help. The North has said such launches are an act of deterrence against a potential invasion by the US or South Korea. Abe said that it was a "matter of paramount importance for us to seek diplomatic efforts as well peaceable settlements of the issue". Read More »

South African president brands anti-govt protests 'racist'

Pravin Gordhan , who was sacked as finance minister in late-night Cabinet reshuffle a week ago, was widely respecte for his anti-corruption stance. The London protesters consist of South Africans who identified themselves with either African National Congress or Democratic Alliance, the two major political parties in South Africa, yet the two group are in agreement that President Zuma is too worn out to take the county forward. Read More »

Three injured in north London house explosion


The man, in his mid-fifties, was involved in an ongoing housing dispute, say police. "Of course all of this affects me because he is like a brother to me". The address has been evacuated and neighbouring properties are not believed to be affected, the Metropolitan Police said. "Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident". Read More »

Reset of Russia-US relations blocked by Trump's top aides

The second document said it would be best to increase its message on voter fraud and to attack Clinton's reputation. Further, a former senior USA intelligence official quoted by Reuters said, "Putin had the objective in mind all along, and he asked the institute to draw him a road map". Read More »

Trump promises to get moo-ving on dairy feud with Canada

The work would start immediately, he added. "We are going to stand up for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin. that demands really, immediately fair trade with all our trading partners, and that includes Canada", Trump said during an appearance in Wisconsin, which along with NY could lose hundreds of millions of dollars if the dispute is not resolved. Read More »

President Trump Welcomes the Patriots to the White House

It was a odd moment in a highly unusual day surrounding the NFL's most successful franchise. "I am so happy and excited that our team is being honored at the White House today", Brady said in a statement. Brady joins a number of his teammates who won't be attending the ceremony at the White House. On CNN's Wolf , senior White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny was discussing the numerous questions Spicer received about miscommunication about the location of the USS Carl Vinson in the South ... Read More »

Metallica bassist's 12-year-old son fills in at first Korn concert


Trujillo is filling in for Korn's permanent bassist, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, who was unable to make the South American leg of the tour due to unforeseen circumstances. A new video shows Trujillo focusing and rocking out easily, as if he's used to playing in front of thousands of people. However the bassist will return with the band's May 6 show at the Carolina Rebellion. Read More »

New Zealand evacuates people ahead of Cyclone Cook

Earlier this week, Cyclone Cook killed one person when it swept through the Pacific islands of New Caledonia. The country's meteorological service issued severe weather warnings for the upper North Island and warned of landslides, flooding and wind damage from gusts of up to 150 kilometres (93.2 miles) per hour. Read More »

At least 7 dead, 20 missing in Colombia landslides


A mudslide wrecked the house while he was still inside, though all of his family members managed to escape. The head of the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management, Carlos Ivan Marquez, said that authorities are focusing on searching for the nine missing people. Read More »

Trump orders review of Iran nuclear deal; Tillerson says Iran complying

The day before, Tillerson - required by law to report regularly to Congress on Tehran's adherence to the deal - had affirmed that Iran is abiding to the pact curbing its nuclear program. Mr Tillerson said the Iran review would not only look at Tehran's compliance with the nuclear deal but also its actions in the Middle East. "We will impose more sanctions against the North Korea ", he said. Read More »

China, EU push message of free trade, engagement


Projects along China's new Silk Road must be open to Europeans, the EU's top diplomat said on Thursday (April 20), as China prepares its first summit dedicated to the ambitious plan to link Asia, Africa and Europe. Yang said the Chinese side continued to challenge the European Union over its refusal to grant the nation market economy status, which Beijing argues is required under the terms of its accession to the World Trade Organisation in 2001. Read More »

Sarin or similar used in Idlib attack - chemical weapons watchdog

A senior military official says Israeli military intelligence estimates that Assad has "between one and three tons" of chemical weapons. Syria agreed to give up its chemical weapons arsenal to avert US strikes following a chemical weapons attack in opposition-held suburbs of Damascus in August 2013 that killed hundreds of people and sparked worldwide outrage. Read More »

Israeli defense officials: Assad still has chemical weapons

The US has not ruled out additional strikes against the regime should it opt to use chemical weapons in the future. In the meantime, the head of the global chemical weapons watchdog said on Wednesday that Sarin or a similar banned toxin was used in an attack in Syria's Idlib province on April 4 that killed almost 90 people. Read More »

Theresa May refuses to take part in election TV debates


MPs voted overnight by a resounding 522 to 13 to back May's call for an election, easily surpassing the two-thirds majority in the 650-seat House of Commons needed to trigger an early vote. "I want a Labour government that makes sure that £10 an hour is the living wage and is paid to all workers all over the country". We can't win, they say, because we don't play their game. Read More »

Trump Certifies Iranian Compliance with Nuclear Deal Rather than "Tearing it Up"

This is the first such notification since President Trump came to office. Iran has warned that it would restore its nuclear activities to the pre-JCPOA level, if the United States failed to keep its end of the bargain. He said the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers failed "to achieve the objective of a non-nuclear Iran and only delays their goal of becoming a nuclear state". Read More »

UN Votes to End to Haiti Peacekeeping Mission in Mid-October


A woman who was raped by a peacekeeper tells the AP, "As far as the United Nations goes, they came here to protect us, but all they've brought is destruction". She explained that the soldiers would pass along her number to incoming contingent members, who would then call her for sex. It adds that in the wake of the allegations, 114 peacekeepers were sent home. Read More »

UP ATS nabs three ISIS suspects on lookout for possible recruits


Besides Uttha Pradesh ATS and Delhi Police special cell, the crime investigation department of Andhra Pradesh Police, Maharshtra ATS, Bihar Police and Punjab Police were part of the operation. According to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe reports, the Islamic State-inspired module had made a failed attempt to carry out an explosion at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Lucknow on Dussehra past year. Read More »