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Australian Government ends visa programme that allowed overseas temporary workers

The second new visa is valid for four years and targets high-level skills. Under the new visas, 216 occupations have been cut from the list of jobs foreign workers can apply for, six of which affect...

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Alberta forestry industry fears job losses in wake of Trump lumber tariffs

Alberta forestry industry fears job losses in wake of Trump lumber tariffs

The U.S. president announced countervailing duties of up to 24 percent on softwood lumber from Canada on Monday, drawing rebuke and a threat of legal action from the northern neighbor. In a way, the t...

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US, North Korea flex their military muscle

US, North Korea flex their military muscle

The South's Yonhap news agency cited a government source as saying the exercise was the North's "largest ever" and presumed to have been overseen by leader Kim Jong-un. Trump told members of the Uni...

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Final French results show Macron on 24.01%, Le Pen 21.30%

Final French results show Macron on 24.01%, Le Pen 21.30%

Jean-Marie Le Pen, father of Marine and founder of the National Front, has not commented on the result. Meanwhile, Benoit Hamon of the incumbent socialist party had less than 7 per cent voteshare and ...

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Labour promises to raise NHS pay

Unions have today backed the Labour party after it pledged to axe the 1% NHS pay cap as well as reversing cuts to student bursaries. If elected, it would return to agreeing public sector pay through...

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Freed Egyptian-American prisoner returns home

Freed Egyptian-American prisoner returns home

Aya Hijazi, a USA citizen, and her Egyptian husband Mohamed Hassanein were freed and flown back to the United States this morning. While Trump did not publicly announce he was pressing the Egyptian ...

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Specialists explain rising importance of North Korea holiday

The South's Yonhap News Agency said earlier the exercise was possibly supervised by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The submarine's arrival comes as the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier heads t...

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UK's Labour Party Backs Rights for EU Citizens in Brexit Deal

Sir Keir conceded that in seeking a "reformed" relationship with the single market, or customs union, Labour accepted that rules on free movement of workers could not go on as immigration had been a m...

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South Korea deploys parts of US THAAD system

On the same day, a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea, and the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier is headed toward the peninsula for a joint exercise with South Korea. A rapid tempo of No...

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Trump optimistic as government shutdown, ObamaCare replacement loom

Trump optimistic as government shutdown, ObamaCare replacement loom

Meanwhile, the president has expressed pained awareness of the first 100-day mark, used as a benchmark since the first term of Franklin D Roosevelt. In the days following the collapse of Trump's ini...

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Flynn Likely Broke Law in Accepting Russian Payments, Lawmakers Say

The House Oversight Committee requested information in relation to Flynn from the Trump administration, but were denied. Trump has said he fired Michael Flynn because of misleading comments he mad...

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United States judge blocks Trump's executive order targeting 'sanctuary cities'

With Santa Clara County and San Francisco's landmark motion for a preliminary injunction approved, the section of the executive order applying to sanctuary jurisdictions will not go into effect un...

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Islamic State says no fighters killed by 'mother of all bombs'

Islamic State says no fighters killed by 'mother of all bombs'

Peters, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, says he has not been briefed yet on this week's bombing in Afghanistan . Shinwari's spokesman, Ataullah Khogyani, said that a clearance ...

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What Ever Happened to Trump Tearing Up the Iran Deal?

Under the groundbreaking agreement brokered by the Obama administration and allies, the USA and other European and western countries lifted sanctions against Iran in exchange for the Shia state openin...

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Fecteau: Trump's Embarrassing First-100 Days

The White House however took that statement back on Tuesday, claiming the USA had gained "over 500,000" during the Trump's first 100 days which also seems to be a far stretch. After the Tuesday even...

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Australia changes work visa policy

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to announce major changes to the nation's citizenship test, which will reportedly involve probing foreigners about Australian values. The clauses in the n...

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British Columbia's election heats up as campaign nears halfway mark

Election sparring continued Sunday as party leaders exchanged jabs over a report commissioned by the BC Liberal Party into the financial credibility of the B.C. Carbon tax would begin increasing on Ja...

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North Korea refrains from provocations but hints at future 'events'

North Korea refrains from provocations but hints at future 'events'

North Korea on April 25, marked a military anniversary with a conventional firing drill, reports said , as South Korea announced joint naval exercises with a United States aircraft carrier amid ten...

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General election is NOT about changing Government, says MP

General election is NOT about changing Government, says MP

For a prime minister who keeps telling us how she will be a tough negotiator that will get a great Brexit deal from the European Union, she now appears to weak to take on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn w...

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Korea begin installing THAAD, stepping up pressure on the North

Senate on North Korea on Wednesday, Senate aides said. "A conflict on the peninsula would be unlike anything we have seen in decades", Kelly Magsamen, a former senior USA defence official, said. Du...

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Korea marks day with firing drill

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (L) and China's Ambassador to the UN Liu Jieyi (2R) listens while US President Donald Trump (2L) speaks before a working lunch with UN Security Council member natio...

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UEFA Disputes Pressure Claim On Dortmund, Monaco Clash

I can't forget the faces". "Minutes after the attacks, the only question was whether the game could go through or not". Tuchel said his team felt ignored by European football's governing body UEFA...

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France's smug Macron under pressure to step up game against Le Pen

France's smug Macron under pressure to step up game against Le Pen

Le Pen told French TV she needed to be above partisan considerations. Only the defeated far-left candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon, pointedly refused to back Macron. Le Pen followed with 21 percent, while...

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NKorea stages artillery drill as U.S. submarine docks

He said North Korea a global threat and "a problem that we have to finally solve" while calling on the UN Security Council to impose new sanctions. Pyongyang has previously offered to halt its nuc...

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St Andrews ranked UK's third best university in guide

St Andrews ranked UK's third best university in guide

The Complete University Guide shows that Bradford is the fourth highest rated university in Yorkshire and the Humber, and 58th nationally. But De Montfort University (DMU) is the biggest faller bot...

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Marine Le Pen camp lays into 'oligarch stooge' Macron

Marine Le Pen camp lays into 'oligarch stooge' Macron

Abandoning the National Front is likely a desperate attempt by Le Pen to break with the party's extremist past, which stands between her and anti-globalist French voters who aren't xenophobic. The 39-...

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

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has been a particularly strong proponent of securing benefits for miners in his state. Democrats said they were satisfied with the emerging outlines of the...

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Chhattisgarh attack cold-blooded murder: Rajnath

Chhattisgarh attack cold-blooded murder: Rajnath

They (Maoists) are against the ongoing development in the tribal areas. It will be answered appropriately. "We will not tolerate anyone hitting our soldiers like sitting ducks". Another BJP leader S...

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Flynn's Foreign Payments Likely Unlawful, Lawmakers Say

In March, Chaffetz and Cummings requested documents from the Pentagon, White House, FBI and Director of National Intelligence regarding Flynn's contacts with foreign nationals and any funds he receive...

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Family Reunites; Tad Cummins Arrested

Family Reunites; Tad Cummins Arrested

Cummins was deemed a flight risk and a danger, according to the USA attorney's office. "He looks forward to returning to Tennessee as soon as possible to answer the charges against him". If convicted ...

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