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PM Turnbull Reveals Immigration Shake-Up With Axing Of 457 Visas

At a press conference in Canberra, Turnbull said the 457 Visa system needed to be replaced because it had "lost its credibility". Instead of the 457 visas, a new temporary visa will be implemented which will be specifically created to "recruit the best and brightest" in their fields to target particular skill shortages in Australian industries. Continua a leggere...

S.Korea, US warn of punishment for N.Korea; US stresses sanctions

S.Korea, US warn of punishment for N.Korea; US stresses sanctions Despite the gravity of the threat North Korea continues to pose, Harris voiced confidence in USA defense plans, and said President Trump and Defense Secretary Mattis have made it clear that "all options are on the table". Several hundred villagers protested, hurling water bottles at vehicles moving the parts in. The top U.S. Commander in the Pacific Admiral Harry Harris said on Wednesday the TH... Continua a leggere...

Trump errs on the court system

Trump errs on the court system He tweeted that the circuit has a "terrible record of being overturned (close to 80 percent)". In his ruling Tuesday, federal district Judge William Orrick sided with plaintiff arguments that Trump's threat to strip federal funding for sanctuary areas is unconstitutional. Continua a leggere...

France's president warns of complacency over Le Pen

The announcement will be made at a plenary sitting in Brussels on Wednesday afternoon, two parliament officials said, in line with standard procedures. The results of the first round show some signs of hope as Le Pen and her party's demagoguery, anti-immigrant populism and Islamophobia have been rejected by the voters. Continua a leggere...

Pence Says US Will Honor Australia Refugee Deal Trump Called 'Dumb'

The deal has taken on added importance for Australia, which is under political and legal pressure to shut the camps, particularly one on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island where violence between residents and inmates has flared. The deal, signed by former US President Barack Obama, calls for resettlement of up to 1,250 refugees in the US who are now in Australian detention facilities on the islands... Continua a leggere...

When is a wall not a wall? GOP redefines Trump's border wall

When is a wall not a wall? GOP redefines Trump's border wall House Republicans also had a breakthrough on their moribund health care legislation when a key group of conservatives, the House Freedom Caucus, announced it would support a revised version of the bill. Democratic leader Chuck Schumer insisted that any vote only occur when Republicans abandon efforts to add provisions on abortion, financial regulations and the environment to the legislation. Continua a leggere...

North Korea says it's ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier

Confusion has clouded the carrier group's whereabouts in recent days after US President Donald Trump suggested the "armada" was steaming towards North Korea when in fact it was sent towards Australia. Mr Pence has vowed an "overwhelming and effective" response to any North Korean attack as fears grow it may be preparing for another nuclear test. North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threat i... Continua a leggere...

Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift

Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift While some people will benefit from the new standard deduction, other middle class taxpayers will end up paying more. Mnuchin suggested on Thursday that the plan may look very different were it to arrive on Trump's desk as a tax bill passed by Congress. Continua a leggere...

Suspect packages sent to Scottish political offices before election

Suspect packages sent to Scottish political offices before election It is understood the letter indicated it contained spores of the disease, along with the message "Get SNP out". Enquiries into the deliveries are ongoing, the police said. SNP sources were playing down the incidents yesterday, and it is believed that police advice is not to highlight the matter in case of copycat attacks. Continua a leggere...

Pentagon investigating Trump's former security chief over getting payments from Russian Federation

A letter sent by the DIA to Mr Flynn upon his resignation in 2014 explicitly states that " foreign compensation requires advance approval ". The Defense Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon spy agency that Flynn headed before he retired, said that it had found no evidence that Flynn had sought permission to accept foreign government payments. Continua a leggere...

North Korea's military might on show as nuclear concerns rise

North Korea's military might on show as nuclear concerns rise Harris says he has no doubt North Korea intends to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the United States. A North Korean official speaking on CNN said the country would not be influenced by outside events. aggression. A North Korean government official has vowed the country will "never stop" nuclear and missile tests for as long as the U.S. continues to show "hostile acts" o... Continua a leggere...

American gives employees pay raises; Wall Street balks

American gives employees pay raises; Wall Street balks The stock slumped 4.6% in premarket trade, after the company reported first-quarter earnings, and said it would raise the base pay for flight attendants and pilots, outside of contract negotiations, to industry highs. The pay raise for flight attendants would be around 5% and for pilots, an average of 8%. The salary increases will cost American $230 million for 2017 and $350 million for 2018 and... Continua a leggere...

Tillerson: China threatened to sanction North Korea over another nuclear test

Tillerson: China threatened to sanction North Korea over another nuclear test CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz reports that for now, at least, the Trump administration's effort to avoid a possible war are focused on getting North Korea to the negotiating table peacefully, and USA officials laid out some options on Wednesday. Continua a leggere...

EU Guidelines on Brexit Talks May Refer to 'United Ireland'

The 27 governments say they are more united than ever ahead of Saturday's meeting to adopt the bloc's negotiating guidelines. The German Chancellor said that this particular chronology is "irreversible". While May said again that she wanted a "deep and special partnership" with the European Union after Brexit, Juncker and Barnier told her than it was "essential to come to a swift agreement on an... Continua a leggere...

House to vote on North Korean sanctions next week

He certainly doesn't want to see turmoil and death. Appearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday for the second day in a row, Adm. Harry Harris painted a grim picture of North Korea's developing capabilities, saying Kim Jong-Un does not appear to share his predecessors' tendency to back down after a provocation. Continua a leggere...

Man arrested with weapon near British Parliament

The Metropolitan Police confirmed that the man has been arrested under the UK's Terrorism Act and is being questioned at a south London police station. Another witness said the suspect was "very calm" as he was arrested, and did not struggle as he was held on the ground. Soon after the arrest forensic officers examined the site where a knife had fallen on the road. Continua a leggere...

After Whirlpool battle, Le Pen and Macron clash over fish

After Whirlpool battle, Le Pen and Macron clash over fish Investors fear Le Pen's anti-EU policies could lead to a break-up of the bloc and its single currency, but they are following polls which have shown that of all her main opponents, Macron has the largest predicted winning margin over her. She will go up against Macron in a run-off vote on May 7. Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar also weighed in, saying in an address organized by the Limmud FSU edu... Continua a leggere...

Israel fires down incoming "target" from Syria

Israel fires down incoming Israel has carried out multiple air strikes in Syria since the country's civil war erupted in 2011, most of which it has said targeted arms convoys or warehouses of its Lebanese arch-foe Hezbollah, which is a close ally of the Syrian regime. Continua a leggere...

White House briefs Senate amid scary moment with North Korea

The THAAD missile defense system will be operational "in the coming days", US Pacific Command Admiral Harry Harris told Congress. North Korea's nuclear and missile threat is perhaps the most serious security challenge confronting U.S. Speculation had mounted that North Korea could carry out a sixth nuclear test or another missile launch to mark the 85 years since the founding of its army. Continua a leggere...

Israel suspected after missile strike at military base near Damascus airport

Israel suspected after missile strike at military base near Damascus airport Local media reported that the projectile was a drone that crossed from Syria to Israel's aerial territory. Israel has carried out intermittent strikes inside Syria, fearing that Iran is helping Hezbollah build its arsenal amid the chaos of the civil war. Continua a leggere...


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