Thousands of Britons to be hit by Australian visa clampdown

Further, 46 hadn't been granted in the last 12 months, including antique dealers, park rangers and future traders. Whilst the change in the scheme is immediate to a new temporary visa targeting local opportunities, those workers now on 457 visas in... More..

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Turkish body votes against annulling referendum

The narrow victory of the "Yes" campaign in Sunday's referendum handed Mr Erdogan sweeping new powers - most of which will come into force after 2019 - but was bitterly disputed by his rivals. "For the first ti...More..

by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Palestinian People Mark Palestinian Prisoners' Day

Gilad Erdan, Israel's minister of public security said Tuesday, April 18, 2017, that he will not negotiate with hundreds of Palestinian prisoners who launched a hunger strike to press for better condition...More..

UN court to rule in Ukraine's case against Russia
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

UN court to rule in Ukraine's case against Russia

The court granted Ukraine's request for a provisional order requiring Russia not to discriminate against Crimea's ethnic Tatar community, saying there was an "imminent risk" of "irreparable prejudice" to thei...More..

by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Russian Federation challenges United States to prove chemical attack in Syria

Boris Johnson has said he is "dismayed" at Russia's veto of a United Nations resolution condemning the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made it clear on Wednesday that th...More..

MPs vote in favour of snap General Election on 8 June
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

MPs vote in favour of snap General Election on 8 June

She said that waiting until 2020 would mean the "most sensitive" part of the two-year Brexit negotiations would come during the run-up to an election. "It's about. getting the right deal from Europe", she sai...More..

by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Graham calls for more troops to fight ISIS

U.S. forces fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat airfield near Homs in western Syria early Friday local time in what it said was a proportional response for the attack in Khan Sheikhun. Instead, Tillerson ...More..

Saudi Arabia plans $50bn investment to develop solar, wind projects
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Saudi Arabia plans $50bn investment to develop solar, wind projects

The kingdom is restructuring its energy sector as part of Vision 2030 and a focus on renewable projects is a pillar of this transformation as it would help develop the private sector and create thousands of j...More..

by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

The New York Times Takes Heat over Terrorist's Op-Ed

Israel charged Barghouti with "directing suicide bombs against [the country's] citizens", and as such he was given five life terms. Graffiti showing the iconic image of his cuffed hands raised above his head...More..

by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pence tells Japan: 'We are with you 100 percent'

But Wu had not been able to confirm plans to visit North Korea, South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted a diplomatic source as saying: "I understand the Chinese side is asking but the North is not replying". ...More..

UC Berkeley Calls Off Ann Coulter Talk Over 'Active Security Threats'
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

UC Berkeley Calls Off Ann Coulter Talk Over 'Active Security Threats'

On Saturday , protests again turned violent - though in the city of Berkeley , not the university campus - as pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters clashed in the streets. The university, once the birthplace of ...More..

Trump Says Susan Rice May Have Committed a Crime
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Trump Says Susan Rice May Have Committed a Crime

At the same time , he also praised Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, whose show The O'Reilly Factor has been shedding advertisers this week after a Times report revealed he or the company had made payments to five ...More..

Trump congratulates Erdogan as others dispute his election
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Trump congratulates Erdogan as others dispute his election

We are invited by the Turkish authorities to observe. But even before the referendum , a crackdown by Erdogan since a failed coup last July has alienated the bloc that prides itself on human rights and the...More..

by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Trump Administration's H-1B Visa Changes Are Creating Uncertainty Among Employers

President Trump had promised in his election campaign that he will stop foreign workers from entering and working in the United States, and it seems, the first concrete step has already been taken. The moves sh...More..

Brighton's Knockaert ready for another crack at Premier League
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Brighton's Knockaert ready for another crack at Premier League

Despite the fans already in party mode, goalkeeper David Stockdale knows there are still games to be played and wants to finish the season as champions. 'He is one of the most respected managers in football, ' ...More..

Duterte to hold bilateral meet with Bolkiah, Widodo
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Duterte to hold bilateral meet with Bolkiah, Widodo

Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Robespierre Bolivar said all foreign delegates to the meeting, which would focus on a free trade agreement between ASEAN and Hong Kong, have confirmed their attendance. T...More..

by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spree Shooting In Fresno Being Investigated As Black-On-White Hate Crime

All four gunshot victims on Tuesday were white men, the Sacramento Bee reports, and Chief Dyer said that Mr Muhammad had displayed an anger against white people in Facebook posts. Dyer said Muhammad had been id...More..

Senate To Vote On Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Senate To Vote On Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

He was back in his home state recovering from a second back surgery in the past month. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, then moved to change the rules so that the 60-vote threshold to advan...More..

by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ossoff, Handel headed to runoff in Georgia congressional special election

Ossoff hopes to win an outright majority in Tuesday's vote, a "jungle primary" with all 18 candidates from both parties on the same ballot. Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, was in a distant secon...More..

by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rouhani resisters to run in Iran's elections

The president appeared in the afternoon at the interior ministry, where registration to stand for the election runs until tomorrow. Asked about Ahmadinejad's decision, one Tehran-based analyst offered a blunt a...More..

by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Australia | PM scraps visa for skilled foreign workers

The numbers of jobs eligible for the two-year and four-year visa streams will be slashed, with 216 occupations ranging from antique dealer to fisheries officer to shoe-maker, axed from a list of 651 professions...More..

Want to help name April's baby giraffe? It will cost you
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Want to help name April's baby giraffe? It will cost you

According to Google , it has rapidly become the second-most live-viewed channel in the history of YouTube, behind only Riot Games' "League of Legends" eSports channel , which launched in 2012. The zoo first p...More..

Turkey minister rejects European Union call for probe into vote
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Turkey minister rejects European Union call for probe into vote

He added that he would approve reinstating the death penalty if it was supported in a referendum or a bill was submitted through parliament, a move that would end Turkey's European Union negotiations. But it ha...More..

by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Trump dumps Russian Federation, woos China instead

The news conference came after Lavrov issued a warning to Tillerson, Wednesday against any further USA strikes on the Syrian regime. Syria's government has denied responsibility for the gas attack in a rebe...More..

by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Number of IS terrorists killed in MOAB attack in Afghanistan reaches 90

The dead included several leaders of the Islamic State affiliate, which is loosely connected to the main militant organization based in Iraq and Syria, Afghan officials said . Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for Afgh...More..

by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pence: US will work with Japan for North Korea solution

Trump said his view has been changed by the situation in North Korea and his two-day summit with Xi earlier this month in Florida. "We want to see North Korea abandon its reckless path of the development of...More..

Huge iceberg towers over Canadian town
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Huge iceberg towers over Canadian town

Adrian Kavanagh, the mayor of Ferryland - a nearby town - told the Canadian Press it was the biggest he'd ever seen in the area. The ocean off the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador is colloquially known a...More..

by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Palestinians in Israeli jails launch mass hunger strike

For the Israelis, the primary goal is to debunk the impression that all Palestinians are political prisoners rather than security prisoners most of whom were convicted of violent crimes including murder. "Isr...More..

US tells North Korea: We don't want a fight, don't start one
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

US tells North Korea: We don't want a fight, don't start one

Developing a hydrogen bomb is also a declared priority of North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or DPRK. "North Korea needs to realize don't give us a reason and we won't have a reas...More..

Turkey's President Erdogan tells referendum critics 'know your place'
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Turkey's President Erdogan tells referendum critics 'know your place'

The amendments to the constitution proposed at the referendum will allow the Turkish president to stay as the head of the political party he or she represents, which is not permitted under current legislation...More..

Russia's Putin congratulates Erdogan on Turkey referendum
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Russia's Putin congratulates Erdogan on Turkey referendum

Most shockingly, as the polls were about to close, the YSK [Turkey's Supreme Electoral Council] announced that it would accept votes that had not received the official seal of the local polling station-in other...More..

In Japan talks, US VP Pence to seek market access, investment
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

In Japan talks, US VP Pence to seek market access, investment

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will meet with Japan's Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Tuesday , kicking off talks in Tokyo that the White House hopes will open doors in Japan for U.S. Pence told Abe that the...More..

by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

International Monetary Fund warns of protectionist threat to growth

Britain's economy, however, is likely to expand 2.0 percent in 2017, up 0.5 point, and 1.5 percent in 2018, up 0.1 point, against an estimated 1.8 percent in 2016. He says commodity prices have "firmed" since e...More..

Britain urges N. Korea to stop nuclear weapons drive
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Britain urges N. Korea to stop nuclear weapons drive

When it comes to their nuclear testings, North Korea claimed "that is something that our headquarters decides". China, North Korea's only backer, fears conflict could cause the regime to collapse and problems...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

'I Shot Them,' Suspect In Deadly Fresno Shootings Tells Police

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad has been arrested on weapons, drugs and false imprisonment charges and making terrorist threats. He claimed insanity, and his attorney requested...More..