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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull scraps visa for skilled foreign workers

Echoing United States President Donald Trump and his "America First" mantra, Mr Turnbull said he wanted to focus on "Australian jobs and Australian values". Rel...


Trump sets exec orders on environment, energy this week

Republicans have been working under a budget maneuver that would allow them to pass a tax bill without Democratic support in the Senate - but only if it didn't ...


Kejriwal says many EVMs 'malfunctioning'

All three are now ruled by the BJP. While the buzz that the party would win was apparent, many even believe the party would get over 200 of 270 seats. Chief M...


Experts in Turkey to probe alleged Syrian chemical attack

The U.N. announced Wednesday that Virginia Gamba is becoming its special representative for children and armed conflict. She's expected to stay on for a few wee...


Trump's concession on wall funding removes obstacle from spending talks

There is a growing possibility on Capitol Hill that lawmakers may need to fall back on a week-long funding bill to avoid a shut down and keep the negotiations m...


Texas Teacher Admits to Three-Way Sex With High Schoolers, Say Police

Before police arrested Robertson, also a former high school teacher, they questioned students they believed were involved with her. And after an investigation p...


US puts 20% duty on BC lumber exports

What comes next on softwood is a study of separate anti-dumping duties, followed by a final verdict by the U.S. Commerce Department as early as September 7, and...


Syria retained chemical weapons, says Jim Mattis

He said: 'There can be no doubt in the global community's mind that Syria has retained chemical weapons in violation of its agreement and its statement that i...


UK Parliament Passes Election Bill

If the French people eventually choose an ultra-right Euroskeptic (i.e., Marine Le Pen) or an ultra-left populist (i.e., Jean-Luc Melenchon) to be their next pr...


Strident Trump takes aim at trade with Canada

President Donald Trump continues to characterize NAFTA as a "complete and total disaster" for the United States. "This irritated the Americans because they ...


John Oliver Showed How the French Elections Could Be Catastrophic

With a wave of far-right populism sweeping Europe, the progressive fate of the continent may hang in the balance of France's upcoming elections. Presidential ...


Marine Le Pen temporarily steps down as National Front leader

Only one major candidate has resisted calls to unite against Ms Le Peng: Mr Jean-Luc Melenchon, the firebrand hard-left candidate who came in fourth and who has...


Expected Trump tax cut sparks deficit spike debate

We may find out tomorrow whether President Trump intends to answer the hard questions about tax reform-that is, how to pay for it-or whether he'll continue to f...


Nancy Pelosi: Democrats Can Be Against Abortion

Amazingly, what the bill that Mello supported would do is require doctors by law to inform women where they can receive ultrasounds before obtaining an abortion...


Ramos cops one-match ban for Clasico brain snap

But all was clearly not well as far as Messi's injury was concerned, as this video from the tunnel shows. The two teams were going blow for blow towards the e...


USA sanctions 271 in Syrian chemical attack

That April 4 attack, linked to government forces, sparked worldwide outrage and prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to retaliate with a huge cruise missile att...


North Korea citizens celebrate Army Day as US submarine docks in South

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it is closely watching North Korean military action in the Wonsan city area, where it said the drills were being held. ...


Russia, US agree on joint work over Syria

It was the eighth veto by Russian Federation, a close ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, on a Western-backed Syria resolution and reflected the deep divisio...


Britain will lose more from Brexit than bloc — EU's top diplomat

May, who took over as prime minister without an election in the political turmoil that followed Britain's vote to leave the European Union last June, made the...


H-1B Visa Review : Good or Bad for Indian Techies?

As reported by Annalyn Kurtz for Fortune , a senior administration official said the goal is to eventually move away from the existing random lottery system ...


GOP rep: 'Significant amendments' added to health care plan

Lawmakers also face a Friday deadline to keep the government open, which adds to the complexity of doing anything on healthcare. Trump and House Speaker Paul...


United States submarine makes port call in S. Korea

North Korea staged what appears to be the largest firing drill on Tuesday to mark the 85th founding anniversary of its military, a government source said. The s...


US submarine makes S. Korea port call, North remains defiant

Ahead of Tuesday's 85th anniversary of the Korean People's Army, there was concern that the North would mark the occasion with a nuclear or ballistic missile t...


Assange hits out at Trump's vow to crack down on WikiLeaks

He is wanted in Sweden over a sex allegation dating back to 2010, which he denies, but he fears he will be extradited to the U.S. for questioning over the activ...


Twitter will begin streaming video 24/7 soon

In a few days, Twitter officials will head to their first-ever NewFronts event where the company will unveil some of its shows to draw in advertisers and spon...


Thomas family releases statement; wants to 'focus on recovery'

Cummins was found with the 15-year-old girl, who was his former student, on Thursday at a commune in the Siskiyou County town of Cecilville, law enforcement of...


GOP budget hawks open to Trump tax plan despite deficit

And a 15% business tax rate could drive up deficits by a lot. Edwards supports the effort to lower the corporate tax rate, and he said fewer corporations wo...


Turkey: hundreds more detained over suspected links to Gulen

Turkey's state-run news agency says police have launched simultaneous operations across the country, detaining hundreds of people with suspected links to USA -...


Republicans float a spending deal without border wall funding, NBC reports

One thing is certain: Any spending deal must be a bipartisan one. US President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his commitment to build a controversial wall along ...


Death penalty push opens new fight for court

Asked why Jones' lips moved, Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman Solomon Graves said he understood that the inmate was apologizing to the department dir...


Bashar al-Assad still has 'tonnes' of chemical weapons

In Moscow , Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday that OPCW inspectors should visit both the Syrian air base, which the us said served as a pl...


Lawyer for Philippine president calls ICC complaint 'propaganda'

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday lambasted administration allies who sneered at a complaint filed at the International Criminal Court (ICC) seeking t...


U.S. positions SKorea anti-missile defence

The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and ships in the strike group accompanying it are continuing to move toward the South Korea region, after completing a shor...


US, North Korea flex their military muscle

The U.S. government has not specified where the carrier strike group is but U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday it would arrive "within days". Off...


Over 1000 Palestinian Prisoners Go On Hunger Strike In Israel

The protest was led by Barghouti, 58, a leader of the mainstream Fatah movement of the Palestine Liberation Organization, serving five life terms after being co...