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Author: 0 New 'Australian values' test planned for citizenship

Under the changes to the citizenship rules unveiled by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton on Thursday, applicants are required to be permanent residents for four years rather than 12 months, face a stand-alone English test and commit to embracing Australian values.

Global News The CIA is on a manhunt for a traitor in its ranks
Author: 0 The CIA is on a manhunt for a traitor in its ranks

The FBI and Central Intelligence Agency are investigating hundreds of possible suspects in one of the biggest security breaches in Central Intelligence Agency history, CBS News reports . WikiLeaks published a trove of secret documents in March detailing programs that US intelligence agencies had developed to hack into smartphones, television sets, and computers to use their resources to monitor users.

Global News North Korea 'ready for nuclear attack'
Author: 0 North Korea 'ready for nuclear attack'

The show of strength comes amid mounting tension, with a U.S. aircraft carrier group steaming towards the region. " We will respond to an all-out war with an all-out war and a nuclear war with our style of a nuclear attack ", said Choe Ryong Hae as translated by the BBC .

Global News Anies Baswedan headed for big win in Jakarta election, unofficial polls show
Author: 0 Anies Baswedan headed for big win in Jakarta election, unofficial polls show

A day after suffering electoral defeat, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama - commonly referred to as Ahok - fronted court in Jakarta to hear the demand by prosecution over allegations he insulted the Koran during a speech in September a year ago, in which he talked about how his detractors had used a Koranic verse to persuade people not to vote for a non-Muslim.

Author: 0 How Trump insurance changes could affect coverage next year

The Affordable Care Act enabled 20 million Americans to gain insurance, mostly through the individual insurance markets set up by the law or through an expansion of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor and disabled.

Global News Arkansas execution delayed as Supreme Court refuses to overrule state court
Author: 0 Arkansas execution delayed as Supreme Court refuses to overrule state court

Two prisoners on death row for murder in the USA have escaped execution following a last-minute decision by a state Supreme Court. The decision by the 8th U.S. Two were scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in Arkansas on April 17. McKesson discovered that the drug was to be used for executions and demanded the state return the drug, promising a refund.

Global News Trump signs order on high-skilled worker visas
Author: 0 Trump signs order on high-skilled worker visas

Mr Trump signed the "Buy American and Hire American " executive order on Tuesday during a trip to the Snap-on-Tools headquarters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Turning away highly skilled workers would reverse such appeal. At one debate, he called for fully ending the program, saying: "It's very bad for our workers and it's unfair for our workers.

Author: 0 Pence in Japan: 'All options are on the table' regarding North Korea

North Korea has a long history of portraying mock violence against the United States in propaganda videos. Lavrov's comments come after President Trump's authorization of a strike on a Syrian airbase two weeks ago caused a flurry of speculation that North Korea might also face military action in response to further provocations.

Author: 0 North Korea will regularly test missiles

The BBC's Stephen Evans in Seoul says United States policy now seems to be to persuade China to contain North Korea while keeping the economic and military pressure on. The issue was not expected to be raised in talks on Tuesday. Mattis struck an even tougher tone on North Korea in an interview with reporters traveling with him to Saudi Arabia.

Author: 0 Turkey PM: Opposition Must Respect Referendum Results

Turkey's main opposition party on Monday called for the annulment of the referendum, arguing it had widespread reports of voting irregularities. There were protests in Istanbul with a few thousand people crowding the anti-Erdogan Besiktas and Kadikoy districts, blowing whistles and chanting "We are shoulder to shoulder against fascism".

Global News Australia abolishes popular work visa: MEA says India is examining consequences
Author: 0 Australia abolishes popular work visa: MEA says India is examining consequences

This comes on the heels of the U.S. announcing its own visa reforms that will affect the Indian IT industry, and new visa restrictions in the United Kingdom that will impact Indians. As per the records, in September 2016, there were 95,757 people in Australia who were employed there using 547 visa. The 457 programme will be replaced by a new temporary skill shortage work visa by March 2018.

Author: 0 Republican vows 'all hands on deck' in Georgia congressional runoff

Trump erased any doubt the contest was all about him when he waded into the race at the last minute. "While special elections do have some predictive power, a simple analysis of special elections back to 1970 shows a fairly weak relationship between special elections and the following midterm election results".

Author: 0 'I'd like to think' Russian Federation didn't know about Syrian chemical attack

The Trump administration believes the Assad regime launched the April 4 gas attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun from the Shayrat airfield. The Observatory has decried the arrangement as "demographic engineering". Ten countries supported the text, while Bolivia joined Russian Federation in rejecting it. "... With its veto, Russian Federation said no to accountability".

Global News US carrier heading toward Korean Peninsula
Author: 0 US carrier heading toward Korean Peninsula

Aboard the USS Ronald Reagan at the Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan, Mike Pence reaffirmed the US commitment to defend its East Asian allies from North Korea. Australia plans to work closely with Japan, South Korea and the USA, and with China, "to ensure that China can use its unique position". The U.S. auto industry also sees this as an opportunity to gain an advantage over Japanese makers.

Author: 0 Trump Orders Review Of Nuclear Deal Even Though Iran Is Complying

We should double up and triple up the sanctions and have them come to us. "We understand there is some tough talk for internal consumption and the U.S. The body of the agreement itself - the portion Iran believes is legally binding - does not preclude Iran from developing nuclear weapons after a certain time, variously estimated as between 10 to 15 years from the signing of the agreement.

Author: 0 AIADMK rules out change in CM, Palaniswami to stay

A day after senior minister D. Jayakumar said senior ministers who discussed the party's merger had made a decision to keep away Dhinakaran's family from party activities, TTV spoke to the media here at his residence. The Panneerselvam camp is discussing the latest developments. TTV Dinakaran is also facing FEMA and Election Commission bribery cases and he may be arrested in lieu with any one or both, soon.

Author: 0 Thousands protest in South Africa against President Zouma

Congress of the People wants to applaud all the people of South Africa for coming out in their thousands to demand that Zuma must step down. A DA protester was attacked by pro-Zuma supporters outside the ANC's headquarters in Johannesburg on Friday.

Global News Bikers show soft side with easter egg hunt
Author: 0 Bikers show soft side with easter egg hunt

Pallion Traders have involved 17 shops who will each have an Easter egg hidden, with a clue to find the next one with a hunt map to guide the children and families taking part. Spring Celebration & Eco Egg Hunt with GPS: Children can participate in a hide-and-seek egg hunt or a GPS Scavenger egg hunt at Nahunt Marsh. Donations of hard-boiled eggs may be dropped off at the park at 10 a.m.

Global News Pence says working with allies to put pressure on North Korea
Author: 0 Pence says working with allies to put pressure on North Korea

South Korea's government on Wednesday outlined measures to help local airlines better cope with the drop in traffic on their China routes amid a diplomatic row over the deployment of an advanced USA anti-missile system here. Mr Trump has been pressuring China, North Korea's benefactor, to help defuse the situation, but has also warned that the U.S. will settle the issue alone if other countries will not help.

Global News Timeline: Ivanka Trump goes to Washington, and sales surge
Author: 0 Timeline: Ivanka Trump goes to Washington, and sales surge

This is a direct attack on his policies and her name. China, however, remains a nagging concern. The "commercial currents" of the Trump White House are unprecedented in modern American politics, ethics lawyers told AP, and questions continue over how close Ivanka and Jared remain to their companies, even after they became West Wing employees and advisors to the president.

Author: 0 What Does Russia Want From Donald Trump?

The documents were central to the Obama administration's conclusion that Russian Federation mounted a "fake news" campaign and launched cyber attacks against Democratic Party groups and Clinton's campaign, the current and former officials said .

Global News Trump targets visa program he says hurts American workers
Author: 0 Trump targets visa program he says hurts American workers

Throughout his election campaign, Trump pushed the "Buy American, hire American" maxim and prefers to move towards a merit-based visa system, which only encourages the most-talented workers from overseas to come. They believe that President Trump is serious about bringing back jobs to the US. "It's time. It's time, right?" The company has used existing visa waiver laws in order to fill positions with foreign workers in Trump properties such as Mar-a-Lago and Trump Winery.

Author: 0 Canada: Trump is wrong when he says dairy practices unfair

USA dairy trade associations have written to Trump accusing Canada of unfairly blocking US exports and using its "government controlled system to unfairly dump greater Canadian exports in global markets". "Our government supports Canada's supply management system, dairy farmers, and the entire Canadian dairy industry". The move comes as 75 Wisconsin dairy farms won't have buyers for their milk beginning May 1st because of the restrictions.

Author: 0 Trump draws parallels between Patriots and his White House win

Trump on Patriots win: And the pundits, good old pundits. Several members of the Super Bowl-winning team - including defensive end Chris Long, running back LeGarrette Blount , defensive tackle Alan Branch , linebacker Dont'a Hightower , defensive back Devin McCourty and tight end Martellus Bennett - also have announced that they won't be visiting the White House.

Global News Statement: US national security adviser arrives s Kabul
Author: 0 Statement: US national security adviser arrives s Kabul

McMaster expressed appreciation for Pakistan's democratic and economic development, and stressed the need to confront terrorism in all its forms, according to a statement from the USA embassy in Islamabad . Asked on ABC's "This Week" about the continued USA military involvement there, McMaster praised the government under Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Author: 0 Dad: Fresno shooting suspect spoke of race war

Muhammad kept walking but ran into the arresting officer at Divisadero and shouted "Allah Akbar" as he was taken into custody Dyer said he does not believe Tuesday's attack was related to terrorism, but it appears to be a hate crime since all the victims were white men.

Author: 0 New Zealanders Are Bracing For The Worst Storm In 50 Years

Logs and debris from a week of flooding are collected behind boats moored on the Whakatane River, New Zealand, Thursday, April 13, 2017 . The New Zealand Transport Authority is considering closing the Auckland Harbour Bridge , a major thoroughfare into and out of the city for its 1.37 million residents.

Global News Authorities: At least 11 dead in Colombia landslides
Author: 0 Authorities: At least 11 dead in Colombia landslides

A mudslide wrecked the house while he was still inside, though all of his family members managed to escape. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. He added that residents stuck in high risk areas were being evacuated. "It rained in Manizales like it has never rained before", Santos said. Both caught unsuspecting residents off guard in the early morning hours after the cities received unprecedented amounts of rain.

Global News Tillerson Announces Trump Review of Iran Nuclear Deal
Author: 0 Tillerson Announces Trump Review of Iran Nuclear Deal

Mr Tillerson acknowledged the Iranians had met the terms of the 2015 deal, but raised concerns about the country as a "state sponsor of terrorism". However, Tillerson emphasized that Iran continues to be the world's leading state sponsor of terror.

Global News Israeli defense officials: Assad still has chemical weapons
Author: 0 Israeli defense officials: Assad still has chemical weapons

Assad fervently denied that his regime was responsible for carrying out the attack, asserting that the government no longer possessed chemical weapons and would not use them even if it did. But the worldwide community has overwhelmingly placed blame for the chemical weapons attack on the Assad regime. The state of the Syrian government's chemical weapons program has been the subject of fierce scrutiny in recent weeks, after a deadly chemical attack in northern Syria earlier this month ...

Author: 0 Syrian aircraft moved from base struck by US missiles

Ryabkov has demanded that an global expert group should be sent both to the area where the incident took place and to the Shayrat airfield from where the Syrian jet with chemical weapons allegedly took off. All the officials spoke on condition of anonymity under military briefing rules. Assad has strongly denied he was behind the attack in the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria's northern Idlib province, and has accused the opposition of trying to frame his government.

Author: 0 Russian, Iranian presidents denounce USA strikes against Syria

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday. Russian Federation could face further sanctions over its alleged complicity, with western leaders accusing Mr Putin's government of failing in its role as the guarantor of an earlier agreement to rid Syria of weapons of mass destruction.

Author: 0 Pope Francis condemns attack on a convoy in Syria

Dozens of cardinals and bishops and other high-ranking prelates were in attendance, along with tens of thousands of faithful, who were subjected to security screenings due to terrorism concerns. But Francis addressed a concern likely on the minds of many Catholics on this religious holiday as they witness what seems like daily images of war, terrorism and starvation in every corner of the globe: Why is tragedy so common if Jesus rose from the dead to forgive the sins of the world, the central ...

Global News China defends N. Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles
Author: 0 China defends N. Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles

The press has started to release opinion pieces suggesting that Beijing take hard-line action should Pyongyang conduct a sixth nuclear test. "Look, you always have to be concerned", he told CNN's Wisconsin affiliate WTMJ. was hopeful China would use its "extraordinary levers" to persuade the North to give up its nuclear arms. "The United States will strengthen its presence in the Asia Pacific", he said.

Author: 0 North Korea Shows Off Missiles During Military Parade

China's state-run media warned that the US President was mistaken if he believed that piling military pressure on North Korea would resolve the regime's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. The isolated dictatorship's state-run TV showed what appeared to be several KN-08 and KN-14 missiles rolled out on trucks at the parade. "We can see from today that North Korea's missile technology has advanced far more than we had previously thought".

Global News Kids Hunt for Extra Special Easter Eggs at 'Eggcessable' Easter Egg Hunt
Author: 0 Kids Hunt for Extra Special Easter Eggs at 'Eggcessable' Easter Egg Hunt

The fun didn't end with the eggs. The sweet bread "not only makes a wonderful breakfast bread but also a nice dessert when paired with cheese and fruit", wrote Kevin D. Regular admission rates apply but for museum members the event is free . The youngster said it's a great activity for Thunder Bay's children. "Not many people do that anymore".

Global News Unilateral US action in North Korea 'highly risky': Lavrov
Author: 0 Unilateral US action in North Korea 'highly risky': Lavrov

Pence also told the troops that Trump wants to resolve the standoff with North Korea "through peaceful means, through negotiations" if possible. "It's a major danger". "We're reviewing all the status of North Korea, both in terms of state sponsorship of terrorism as well as the other ways in which we can bring pressure on the regime in Pyongyang to re-engage with us, but re-engage with us on a different footing than past talks have been held", Tillerson told reporters in Washington on ...