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After H1-B, Australia scraps 457 visa programme most popular with Indians


After Trump's crackdown on H1-B visa, Australia scraps subclass 457 visa category , widely used Indians. Instead, a new Temporary Skill Shortage ( TSS) visa has been introduced from March 18. Hiring foreign employees will become costly for the companies. Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) includes occupations which require temporary skilled workers, the short stream visa is for these occupations with a duration of max 2 years which can be extended 4 years in certain situations. Read More »

Austin bomber's family issues statement, says they're 'normal' in every way


An aunt, who also lives in Colorado, read a statement to CNN , saying relatives are "devastated and broken at the news that our family could be involved in such an very bad way". "I officially graduated Mark from High School on Friday". He has 30 hrs of college credit too, but he's thinking of taking some time to figure out what he wants to do....maybe a mission trip. Read More »

Mann Ki Baat, Narendra Modi talked about Fit India and new India


Babasaheb Ambedkar was talking about unity, Team India and cooperative federalism", said PM Modi. "In case of health, the country has moved past conventional approaches and surged ahead". Modi talked about how Dr. BR Ambedkar had thought of India as an Industrial powerhouse, and how, for people who are from poor background and don't have enormous privilege, he is a source of inspiration. Read More »

Scenes from Sonoma's anti-gun march


Kilmurray and Whitacre will remain in Madison after today's event and depart Sunday for Janesville, walking 50 miles over four days and arriving Wednesday as part of a trek titled March for Our Lives , 50 Miles More. Patrick Duffy: I will not be attending the March For Our Lives event. We must vote out those who accept money from the NRA, vote out those who blame mental health for gun violence but don't provide any services or options for those who are mentally ill. Read More »

Donald Trump will sign US$1.3 trillion spending bill despite veto threat


The apparent early-morning reversal of his support provoked a fresh sense of chaos in the administration, with White House officials scrambling to assure that the president would indeed sign on. He answered two questions called out to him as he left the room. At the White House on Friday, many aides were caught by surprise by the veto threat and had no immediate explanation for what prompted it. Read More »

Puigdemont flees Finland amid arrest fears


Reports say Puidgemont faces up to 25 years in prison if he returns to Spain on charges of rebellion and sedition for his part in organizing an illegal referendum on secession last year. Puigdemont's lawyer Jaume Alonso Cuevillas meanwhile told Catalunya Radio his client would not try to escape arrest. "I have not spoken to him yet but that is clear, yes". Read More »

Stocks tumble as investors fear escalating US and China trade conflict


Investors anxious that if the dispute escalated, China will counterpunch with restrictions of its own, hurting American exports of airplanes, construction equipment and other goods. Trump said he views the Chinese as "a friend", and both sides are in the midst of negotiations. It said China past year bought about $3 billion worth of the goods affected by the proposed higher tariffs. Read More »

NHL: Crosby gets assist No. 700 in win | Hockey


I tried to hit it, and he got it first, then he batted it back in. "It was pretty impressive". Against one of the NHL's worst teams, it wasn't shaping into the type of bounce-back performance that coach Mike Sullivan and his assistants will consider a prototype in their film study. Read More »

Trump 'considering' veto of $1.3 trillion budget bill


In a ruling issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper said CREW was likely right on the merits, but that he was nevertheless constrained to grant a government request to dismiss the suit on procedural grounds. The spending package includes $1.6 billion for Trump's long-promised border wall with Mexico. "We are disappointed that we did not reach agreement on Dreamer protections that were worthy of these patriotic young people", said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Read More »

Cambridge Analytica offers to hand over evidence to…


The scandal erupted last weekend when The New York Times and UK's The Observer newspaper reported that Cambridge Analytica harvested data about more than 50 million Facebook users. A movement called #DeleteFacebook is gathering momentum after Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla, joined those who want to get rid of their Facebook accounts. Read More »

China threatens to retaliate against Trump's tariff plan


China urged the United States on Friday to "pull back from the brink" as President Donald Trump´s plans for tariffs on up to $60 billion in Chinese goods moved the world´s two largest economies closer to a trade war. A commentary published by the official Xinhua news agency said the United States had adopted a "Cold War mentality", and "panic" over China´s economic rise was driving Washington´s confrontational approach. Read More »

Russian spy: Theresa May visits Salisbury after 'brazen' attack


Skripal was a colonel in Russia's military intelligence agency (GRU). Germany's Brexit point man on Wednesday said "a lot of progress" has been made in negotiations between London and the bloc in recent days. "We are taking it very seriously as, I think, are many others". Russia has repeatedly denied responsibility for the attack and promised retaliatory measures against May's decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats from the United Kingdom. Read More »

French police officer dies after swapping places with hostage


A gunman is believed to have killed at least two people during a hostage-taking at a supermarket in Trèbes, southern France . Investigators searched the home of the attacker , Moroccan-born Redouane Lakdim , 25, and found what a judicial official said were notes "that alluded to the Islamic State and appeared like a last testament". Read More »

Security tight as Karachi gears up for PSL final


More than 8,000 security personnel have been deployed for the Twenty20 final between Islamabad United and last year's champions Peshawar Zalmi. With AP Photos. Despite the encouraging signs, some of the PSL's top stars preferred not to play in Pakistan , including Quetta Gladiators batsman Kevin Pietersen who appeared to announce his retirement instead. Read More »

School shooting victim 'brain dead,' life support ending


Jaelynn Willey was shot in the head in a hallway just before classes began about 7:55 Great Mills High School , according to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the girl's family. A former coach at the Maryland school where a shooting happened earlier this week is rallying support to help get students to the March for Our Lives on Saturday. Read More »

USTR: US May Delay Steel Tariffs for Some Nations

The US is in talks with the European Union, Australia and Argentina, and may soon begin talks with Brazil, about exclusions from tariffs on steel and aluminum set to go into effect this week, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Wednesday. Read More »

Trump's Chinese tariffs could have a big impact on the tech industry

The steps are based on the results of USTR's eight-month investigation of suspected misappropriation of American technology by China. China released Friday a list of potential tariffs on $3 billion worth of U.S. The United States will also pursue litigation in the World Trade Organization to address what the administration calls China's discriminatory licensing practices. Read More »

2 militants killed in Dooru gunfight

A police official said the encounter ensued after a joint party of Army's Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and special operations group (SOG) of J&K police cordoned off Shistargam village in Dooru on Friday evening following information about a group of militants. Read More »

Tallahassee's 'March For Our Lives' Rally Draws Crowd of 2500


About 800 sister marches were scheduled in every USA state and across several continents. The nation's capital is generally nonchalant about protests, but Saturday's gathering has prompted more attention and speculation than usual. "It's just scary, and I sometimes wonder what if it happens in Boise?" "I am in no way saying 'Let's scrap the Second Amendment, '" she said. The mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas, the eighth school shooting of the year, moved the young ... Read More »

Thousands gather worldwide to march for gun control


Some of the young voices were very young. Speakers there included a number of students with a connection to Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and several political figures, including Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Tallahassee State Representative Lorrane Ausley and Leon County School Superintendent Rocky Hanna. Read More »

European Union wants temporary exemptions to United States tariffs to be permanent


Still, the EU's 28 members said in a joint statement Friday that they regret the USA decision, rejecting Mr. Trump's national security justification for the levies that the bloc called a "sector-wide protection". "We can't have a $375 billion trade deficit and not do anything to defend ourselves", Lighthizer said. "Europe can not be the. weakest link", Macron said. Read More »

Students silent no more on gun violence


But Cheryl Biller, leader of the North Dakota chapter of Moms Demand Action, said the local groups have become more active recently following the February 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that killed 17 people in Parkland, Fla. Read More »

Sri Lanka to strengthen tourist police further this year


Mamnoon Hussain thanked the Sri Lankan president for accepting his invitation to visit Pakistan. The heads of both countries mutually made a decision to bolster their trade relations and make the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) more effective. Read More »

Vehicle bomb attack in Afghan city kills at least 13


Aminullah Abed, the chief of the province's public health department, in Helmand province said the 12 killed and 40 wounded were received at a hospital in Lashkar Gha on Friday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. So far the Taliban, Afghanistan's largest militant group, has given only a muted response. Read More »

Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds


HAYS ED also sold $4.01M worth of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) shares. Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. Massachusetts-based Bainco has invested 0.68% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Optimum Investment Advsr holds 24,210 shares. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 73.49% of the company's stock. Read More »

John Bolton plans to fire dozens of White House officials


Bolton has previously been involved with the Reagan, H.W. Bush and Bush administrations. But the past is often prologue and nobody should bet their mortgages on a transformed John Bolton. For that reason alone, he's unqualified to provide foreign policy advice to anyone. How hard will it be for Bolton to shape those impulses into something more in line with his own vision? What's really happening is that Trump is increasingly surrounding himself with advisers who are better than the "adults ... Read More »

Court says Trump can face defamation suit


As she rejected Trump's effort to block Zervos's lawsuit from proceeding, New York Supreme Court Justice Jennifer G. Schecter cited precedent from the Paula Jones case against President Bill Clinton , which led to his impeachment in 1998. Read More »

British officials compare Russia World Cup to Hitler's Olympics

He also hit out at Britain's allegation that Moscow was behind the Salisbury nerve agent attack . "That goes beyond common sense and we do not think British war veterans, including those of the Arctic convoys, would share this opinion". He was concerned however about the safety of English fans and the ability of the British embassy and consular services to protect them. However, he admitted this conversation had yet to take place. Read More »

Winter storm passes to our south, few showers possible


Little or no accumulation is expected over most of our area with an inch or two possible in Butler county. Yuhas said skies are to be mostly cloudy in the morning, with some sun peaking out in the afternoon. Saturday will feature "plenty of sunshine" with temperatures in the mid-40s, said meteorologist Fay Morrone of the National Weather Service's Upton office. Read More »

Steve Bannon on data breach


The company was embroiled in scandal after an undercover reporter filmed Nix pitching his company's services to ensnare politicians and surreptitiously target voters using data that Cambridge Analytica scooped up from 50 million Facebook users. Read More »

Macron expresses 'concern' over Turkish offensive in Afrin


The United States "has no intention to leave Manbij", said the U.S. Department of State spokesperson on March 22, despite Turkey's pledge to clear the People's Protection Units (YPG) from Manbij, in northern Syria. The efforts to help Syrian civilians return home is undergoing, said the army. Turkey launched a ground and air offensive on January 20 codenamed Olive Branch to oust the main Syrian Kurdish militia known as the People's Protection Units, or YPG, from Afrin ... Read More »

Macedonia passes Albanian Language Law amid tensions in Parliament


While the session continued, associations and supporters of the opposition protested outside Parliament against the voting of this law. Ivanov returned the law to parliament for further review. Former Prime Minister and former VMRO DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski [right] went behind Xhaferi's desk and tried to meddle with his electronic equipment. Read More »

Boris Johnson likens SWC to 1936 Olympics


The Foreign Secretary suggested it was "an emetic prospect" to think of the Russian President "glorying in this sporting event", as he agreed it would be comparable to the Olympics held in Nazi Germany. In reply, Russian Federation denounced Johnson as unprofessional. Earlier on Wednesday, the ministry took the extraordinary step of summoning representatives from every foreign diplomatic mission in Moscow to hear a long, public diatribe - the latest attempt to rebut British accusations ... Read More »