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US accuses TCS, Infosys of violating H-1B visa lottery draw norms

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Two days before President Donald Trump signed an executive order introducing changes to the H-1B temporary visa scheme, the White House on April 17 put up a press briefing on its website in which a senior administrative official accused the Indian firms of misusing the lottery system which "randomly" awards the coveted visas. Read More »

Australia to add 'values' test to citizenship exam

Mr Turnbull said the changes would be "empowering for applicants" and called on Labor to support them, rather than "rush off into the realm of their political correctness". Wording of the citizenship pledge will change. The Federal Government has announced there will be sweeping changes to the testing for Australian citizenship. Read More »

SC reinstates Senkumar as Kerala DGP

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The government had replaced Senkumar with former NIA official Loknath Behra, shortly after it came to power past year. The Kerala government had on April 11 defended in the apex court its decision to transfer Senkumar, saying he had protected "erring" police officials in the 2016 Puttingal temple fire tragedy in which 110 people were killed. Read More »

France begins presidential vote in test for populism

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It's not yet clear how the vote will be impacted by the attack Thursday on the landmark Champs Elysees boulevard in Paris , in which a policeman was killed. Polls have indicated that Macron would be likely to defeat Le Pen in a second round contest. Previous militant attacks, such as the November 2015 killings in Paris ahead of regional polls, did not appear to boost the votes of those espousing tougher national security. Read More »

Ontario sets tax on foreign buyers to cool housing market

Once legislation passes, the tax would be effective retroactively to April 21. The price increases reflect confidence in Ontario's economy, but when young people can not afford homes "we know we have a problem and we know we have to act", she said. Read More »

Bill O'Reilly will be back Monday - with a new podcast episode

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The podcast, available to premium subscribers of O'Reilly's website paying $4.95 per month, would allow the host to resume his relationship with his legions of fans. Bill O'Reilly is offered new job with Nevada hookers. Fox News took The Factor off the air Friday night, with Greg Gutfeld filling in for the final broadcast. Read More »

French election: what you need to know

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According to an almost-complete count, Macron beat Le Pen by around 24 percent to 22 percent. Markets had also been nervous of the possibility that far-left contender Jean-Luc Melenchon might make the run-off. French voters appear to have sent a strong rebuke to the country's traditional political parties. Politicians on the left and right immediately urged voters to block Ms Le Pen's path to power in the May 7 election decider, saying her virulently nationalist anti-EU and anti-immigration ... Read More »

MCD Election 2017: Polling Ends, Voter Turnout Likely To Cross 54%

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Saying the complaints against EVMs were not a cause of worry, Srivastava said, "The total number of complaints against EVMs add up to 0.14% of the total machines used in the polls". "Reports from all over Delhi of EVM malfunction, people wid voter slips not allowed to vote". "I urge the people of Delhi to vote for a filth-free Delhi, a dengue- and chikungunya-free Delhi", said Kejriwal after voting along with his family. Read More »

La Chine demande un peu de "retenue" à Donald Trump

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La Chine "espère que toutes les parties fassent preuve de retenue et s'abstiennent de toute action de nature à aviver les tensions dans la péninsule", a déclaré Xi Jinping, selon la télévision publique CCTV. Donald Trump a ordonné il y a deux semaines au Carl Vinson de faire route vers la Corée en pleine escalade des tensions avec Pyongyang. Washington n'a pas précisé depuis cette date où se trouvait l'escadre américaine, le vice-président Mike Pence se contentant de dire samedi qu'il ... Read More »

Syria has retained up to 3 tons of chemical weapons

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Wednesday his government's actions during 2014's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, . "There is a clear sense of paranoia", a senior defense official told Fox News about the movement of large numbers of Syrian aircraft after the strike. Read More »

Mexico Will Pay For Border Wall 'Eventually'

President Donald Trump said on Sunday he expected Mexico to pay for the wall he has promised to build along the southern border, resuscitating a campaign promise that roiled USA relations with Mexico in the first week of his presidency. "Clearly, we're not going to build a wall in an afternoon". And House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on NBC that the wall "is, in my view, immoral, expensive, unwise". Read More »

Présidentielle - 1er tour : Marine Le Pen en tête en Normandie

Le président sortant François Hollande, qui ne s'est pas représenté -encore une première dans cette présidentielle atypique-, a félicité son ancien ministre de l'Economie, qui avait démissionné en août 2016 pour créer son mouvement En Marche, " ni de droite ni de gauche " et se lancer dans la course à l'Elysée. Read More »

Macron et le Pen en tête du premier tour (médias) — France/présidentielle

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Franceinfo vous propose de retrouver les neuf séquences qui ont marquées ce dimanche 23 avril sur les antennes de France Télévisions. Une explosion de l'échiquier politique, un renouveau profond des équilibres partisans en France, mais surtout une dernière chance d'éviter que la droite radicale prenne la présidence de la République. Read More »

Macron, Le Pen in fight to lead France

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Le Pen during the campaign said she would repeal France's same-sex marriage law that took effect in 2013. The most unpredictable French election ever yesterday saw the unusual results. But in Le Pen, the former Rothschild investment banker faces a formidable rival. "It was a huge shock", Le Pen, who did not see her mother for 15 years, told a French television interviewer last year. Read More »

US tells North Korea to cease 'destabilizing actions and rhetoric'

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US President Donald Trump has urged China to take stronger steps to press the North to curb its nuclear and missile programs. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency, citing unnamed sources, reported that a Korean-American man was arrested Friday at Pyongyang's global airport while trying to leave North Korea. Read More »

British Prime Minister Theresa May on course for sweeping election win

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Some party members were prevented from voting in last year's Labour leadership contest because they had previously publicly expressed support for other parties, in many cases on social media. Blair said that if Theresa May won a landslide, as the polls now suggest, the Conservatives would read it as a mandate for "Brexit at any costs" - and voters concerned about the risks of leaving the European Union should press every candidate to ask whether they had an open mind about whether the final ... Read More »

France's Macron seen winning presidential runoff - polls

Additionally, all of the pre-election polling indicated that Le Pen would lose to every challenger in the second round of voting. The outcome will be anxiously monitored around the world as a sign of whether the populist tide that saw Britain vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's election in the United States is still rising, or starting to ebb. Read More »

Kansas Race For House Seat Has Surprise Competition

The election was at least as much a referendum on Brownback as one on Trump. On April 18, there is another special election in a deep-red district that is hotly contested. "This race is as much about the next year and a half nationally as it is about district", Rothenberg said. Following his victory, Estes, who has served as state treasurer for the past six years, told supporters that he's ready to put his fiscally conservative experience to work in Congress. Read More »

Kerala Minister lashes at IAS officer, protests mount

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The remarks by CPI (M) leader and power minister M M Mani against sub-collector of Devikulam Sriram Venkataraman at a series of public functions in Idukki district last night drew widespread condemnation, including from the ruling coalition partner, CPI. Read More »

La ruralité contre l'urbanité — Marine Le Pen

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Six militantes Femen étaient venues l'attendre dès 10 h 30, non loin de son bureau de vote. Et pas n'importe lequel. Elles ont donc prévu un emploi du temps bien rempli pour les deux semaines à venir, entre tractage, collage d'affiches et discussions sur le marché "pour parler du programme de Marine Le Pen , trop souvent méconnu". Read More »

French presidential vote kicks off amid tight security

Of 47 million registered French voters, there are fewer than a million resident in far-flung places like French Polynesia in the South Pacific and Guadeloupe, French Guiana and Martinique in the Caribbean. Residents of Canada and the United States have already cast their ballots. The expats' vote represents about 2 percent of all French voters. With two anti-globalisation candidates whose policies could break up the European Union among the four frontrunners, the vote is of major ... Read More »

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

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Mohammad Ibrahim, head of the provincial assembly in Balkh province where the attack took place, told Anadolu Agency that at least 140 soldiers have lost their lives and at least 50 soldiers were wounded in this well-planned attack. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in a statement said the attack was a retribution for the killings of several senior Taliban leaders in northern Afghanistan, according to reports. Read More »