• Merkel, Hollande voice support for United States strike against Assad

    Merkel, Hollande voice support for United States strike against Assad

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    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for the formation of an global fact-finding committee to investigate the attack and make clear where the chemical weapons came from. "They're just so thankful that the United States led on this issue". Still, Haley said the US didn't see a peaceful future for Syria with Assad in power.
  • Arun Jaitley may take up H-1B visa issue with USA authorities

    Arun Jaitley may take up H-1B visa issue with USA authorities

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    Jaitley's delegation includes, among others, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel, it said. On April 22, following two IMFC sessions, Jaitley will meet US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, it added. The Indian embassy in Russia said that the minister was also expected to hold a meeting with Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov.
  • President George HW Bush recovers from pneumonia but remains in Houston hospital

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    Bush, who served two terms in the White House from 2001 through 2008, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who unsuccessfully sought the 2016 Republican nomination for president. The hospitalization is the second this year for Bush. A source close to Bush told CNN's Jamie Gangel the former President was receiving IV antibiotics and will probably be kept at the hospital for a few more days for observation.
  • Nasscom cautions over revamp of lottery system for H-1B visas

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    The H-1B work visa programme channels thousands of foreign workers to the United States technology industry. Commenting on the Australian government's decision to scrap 457 visa category, Nasscom said, "We will be working closely with the Government of India and Australian government to understand more details on the changes and ensure how these could be implemented seamlessly to ensure business continuity and value for Australian customers", the statement said.
  • Industry reacts to 457 visa scrapping

    Industry reacts to 457 visa scrapping

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    Labor has released an analysis that shows just 8.6 per cent of foreign workers now on a 457 visa are working in jobs that would be excluded under the new visa system. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made the surprise announcement yesterday that the Coalition Government will replace skilled 457 visas to give Australians top priority for jobs.
  • White House Stalker Who Harassed Malia Obama Captured

    White House Stalker Who Harassed Malia Obama Captured

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    According to the New York Daily News , Cardoso is a "longtime stalker" who tried to break into the White House while the Obama family lived there. Two Secret Service agents assigned to her detail kicked him out, sources said. Police are deciding whether to file stalking and harassment charges against him. Agents interviewed Cardoso in his Brooklyn apartment and then took him to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation .
  • Jon Ossoff Landslide Reinforces Resistance to Trump — Triumph in Georgia

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    Republicans are bidding to prevent a major upset in a conservative Georgia congressional district Tuesday wh. Less than 20 percent of " jungle primary " voters cast ballots for Handel. Yet falling short also highlights the party's lingering power deficit in Washington and around the country. The president tweeted multiple attacks on Ossoff in recent days.
  • City Hall Proposes Highest Tobacco Prices in Nation to Snuff Smoking Rates

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    The nation's priciest cigarettes are about to get even more expensive. But high taxes on cigarettes have also created an epidemic of smuggling as unscrupulous distributors seek to make a profit. The mayor's announcement comes two days after the American Cancer Society issued a report that said NY was oversaturated with tobacco merchants - some 9,000 sellers across the five boroughs.
  • Teenager who shaved his head for charity has been removed from classes

    Teenager who shaved his head for charity has been removed from classes

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    Taylor, who is due to take his GCSEs in less than a month, has been told he can not return to lessons until his hair grows back to a more suitable length. A Facebook post on Launceston Notice Board immediately prompted an angry reaction with many people questioning the college. "On each of these occasions the request for permission, good communication and planning allowed both the charity work and the widely understood and clear expectations for 1300 Launceston College students to work hand ...
  • Trump tightens skilled-worker visa rules to encourage hiring Americans

    Trump tightens skilled-worker visa rules to encourage hiring Americans

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    Hitting a familiar note on economic populism, the USA president visited a tool manufacturing company in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and signed a "Buy American, Hire American" directive that targets the H-1B visa scheme. However, it may not be the case that workers across the tech industry more broadly are harmed by foreign workers coming into the US on H-1B visas. The officials said the order also seeks to strengthen requirements that American-made products be used in certain federal construction ...
  • General Election: Snap poll set to be approved by MPs

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    Some Britons questioned on social media whether they wanted to cast yet another ballot less than a year after the June referendum and two years after they voted in the last parliamentary poll . "There can be no turning back". The Lib Dems now have just nine seats in Parliament. May's call comes despite a law passed in 2011 under Cameron's coalition government aimed at keeping elections five years apart to prevent precisely this kind of uncertainty.