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Key amendments passed by the Lords include one defining the purposes of universities (aimed at limiting government plans to bring in new private and for-profit providers), preventing the government from using the new teaching excellence framework to set universities' tuition fees, taking global students out of net migration figures and restricting the government's plans to open up degree awarding powers and university title to new providers.
  • Facebook won't punish employees who protest Trump on May 1

    Facebook won't punish employees who protest Trump on May 1

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    Bloomberg reports that Facebook staff have been given the green light by their employer to participate in protests on May 1st. Please support our efforts. At a rally in January at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California, CEO Sundar Pichai and co-founder Sergey Brin spoke against Trump's executive order that closed U.S.
  • French presidential hopeful slams Pope Francis for welcoming migrants

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    A week before France's presidential election, the four top candidates began a final push Sunday to woo undecided voters who will determine the outcome of a tight race between the hard left, centre, right and far right. French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are hoping to bring. Le Pen's electorate is not an exact mirror of Trump's, though they both attract support from "white people whose social standing has fallen", Riviere said.
  • House speaker urges civility in GOP as gas tax vote nears

    House speaker urges civility in GOP as gas tax vote nears

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    The bill passed the House by a 60 to 37 vote, and it passed the Senate 25 to 6. "If he ever had any concerns about how we would treat this particular piece of legislation, I don't think he should have those now, because I've never worked so hard to pass a Republican bill".
  • Turkish opposition party files to have referendum voided

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    Government figures say some 75 percent of Turkish Belgians backed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's acquiring more powers. "All debates about the constitutional referendum are now over", he said. Sunday's constitutional referendum in Turkey, which saw the passage by a razor thin margin of amendments giving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan quasi-dictatorial powers, has intensified the political crisis within the country and further complicated Ankara's already tense relations with Europe.
  • President Trump Signs New Executive Order:

    President Trump Signs New Executive Order: "Buy American and Hire American"

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    US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order which will lead to a review of a visa scheme for skilled foreign workers, encouraging US companies to "Buy American, Hire American". That tension intensified earlier this year, after Trump signed his first executive order restricting entry of immigrants from or traveling from several Muslim-majority countries and companies such as Google required resident employees overseas to immediately return to the U.S.
  • US VP Mike Pence meets Indonesian president on Asia tour

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    While Pence would neither confirm nor deny that the United States military has the technology to sabotage a North Korean missile launch, cyber experts told CNN that the U.S. Speaking on April 19 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan docked in Japan, Pence said North Korea was "the most risky and urgent threat to peace and security in the Asia-Pacific" region.
  • White House defends portrayal of 'armada' push towards Korean peninsula

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    Spicer's argument goes like this: Trump said there was an armada headed toward the Korean peninsula. White House officials declined to comment on the confusion, referring all questions to the Pentagon. For the record, Spicer was asked on April 11 about the significance of the fact that the " USS Carl Vinson is sort of steaming out toward the Sea of Japan " and replied that "when you see a carrier group steaming into an area like that, the forward presence of that is clearly, through nearly ...
  • Chechen men are reporting abuse, arrests and torture by government officials

    Chechen men are reporting abuse, arrests and torture by government officials

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    In a statement on Monday, Haley said the United States was "disturbed" by the reports that have emerged in the past month. "If true, this violation of human rights can not be ignored - Chechen authorities must immediately investigate these allegations, hold anyone involved accountable, and take steps to prevent future abuses", her statement read in part.