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Australian citizenship law changes mean migrants will face tougher tests

Prime Minister Turnbull did not specify exactly what "Australian values" might mean, stating that the government would consult with the public before it decides which questions would be included in the new testing. Applicants will be asked to show certain steps and measures they took to get involved in the Australian community. Turnbull now feels that these tests are not enough to assess whether an applicant has understanding of and commitment to "Australian values" and responsibilities. Read More »

Who Is Aya Hijazi? Egyptian Prisoner Released After 'Travesty Of Justice'

Hijazi, an Egyptian who holds U.S. citizenship, was acquitted by a Cairo court on Sunday along with seven others who had worked with street children. But on Friday, she entered the White House as a free woman, having flown home on a USA government plane after being acquitted in a Cairo court. Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker was freed after almost three years of detention in Egypt returning to the U.S., Thursday, April 20, 2017. Read More »

France votes in presidential election amid high security

Marine Le Pen (L), French National Front (FN) political party leader and candidate for French 2017 presidential election, leaves a polling booth as she votes in the first round of 2017 French presidential election at a polling station in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, April 23, 2017. Read More »

Barack Obama to speak at U. of C. on Monday

Tickets to the speaking engagement were handed out to hundreds of people selected from area universities - such as Northwestern, Chicago State and Loyola - as well as groups dealing with minority issues, the Chicago Tribune's Clout Street reports. Read More »

Défaite humiliante pour Fillon, qui appelle à voter Macron

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François Fillon termine troisième (20%), devant Jean-Luc Mélenchon (19,2%) et Benoit Hamon (6,3%). Depuis plusieurs semaines, des professionnels, spécialisés dans les sondages interrogeaient les Français sur leur candidat préféré. ". Celui qui se déclare " ni de gauche ni de droite " pourrait devenir, à seulement 39 ans, le plus jeune président de la République". " Emmanuel Macron devra porter le renouveau politique, la modernité, la solidarité et la cohésion dont la France a tant ... Read More »

French Presidential election: Projections put Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen ahead

He said: "The French population (in the UK) has increased, in fact it increased quite massively". However, given the breadth of support for establishments candidates such as Francois Filion and Benoit Hamon - who immediately endorsed Macron - it is unlikely that Le Pen can win enough support in the head-to-head competition to secure her place at the Elysee Palace. Read More »

Governor Ahok concedes Jakarta election to Baswedan

Purnama won in the election's first round in February but Baswedan was seen as the favourite in the run-off because the votes from a third, Muslim, candidate who was knocked out were expected to go to him. Investors in Indonesian markets are likely to return to fundamentals such as corporate earnings, now that the political uncertainties surrounding the divisive Jakarta election have diminished, analysts said. Read More »

'No doubt' Syria has retained chemical weapons, Mattis says

Gen Mattis's comments follow the recent missile strike ordered by President Trump against a Syrian airbase after the alleged chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun. Iran's influence is at the top of the list for Israel, a worry shared by the United States. Netanyahu welcomed Mattis's comments on Iran and Syria, calling the Trump administration's approach a "welcome change". Read More »

Erdogan-style mustaches trending in Turkish ruling party

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Mr Erdogan said the likes of Mr Gulen, who denies being behind the coup, and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK ) wanted to see a "No" vote. Faced with the impending Brexit negotiations and rise in populist and euroskeptic movements Erdogan said Europe is "collapsing". In an attempt to gain support for his plans from Turkish citizens living in Europe - with significant numbers in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands - Erdogan has been using politicians - and his ministers - to ... Read More »

ExxonMobil reportedly seeks USA consent to resume project in Russian Federation

Exxon applied to the Treasury Department for a waiver from the sanctions in 2015, during the Obama administration, according to the person, who spoke anonymously because the application process is confidential. John McCain, a Republican, asked "Are they insane?" when news of the waiver application broke. The head of Exxon's partner, Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin, was personally blacklisted. Read More »

China Left as Observer as Tensions Rise in North Korea

The upgraded missile has only been tested once before. A US official said the projectile "blew up nearly immediately", adding the type of missile North Korea was testing was still being assessed. South Koreans may be uneasy about North Korea's expanding arsenal of weapons, but many doubt that the country's leader, Kim Jong Un , wants to start a war that would likely end in the destruction of his government and the ruling elite. Read More »

Iran's FM says USA not living up to nuke deal

She pointed out that Russia , China, European countries and India are invested in Iran, and if the US were to consider reimposing sanctions on Iran, these countries may oppose it. "In my opinion, the way information was given was incorrect". Sanctions continued, new sanctions were imposed, some of them were extended. "It was a awful agreement, it shouldn't have been signed, it shouldn't have been negotiated the way it is negotiated", he said. Read More »

Migrants feared dead as boat sinks off Libya coast

MOAS distributed over one thousand life vests to migrants stuck on boats, awaiting transfers to rescue ships. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) boats Prudence and Aquarius rescued some 1,145 people from nine dinghies in non-stop operations. Spain's maritime rescue said Saturday it has rescued 125 migrants trying to make nighttime crossings from Africa in three smuggling boats. "How many people would have crossed if we weren't there today, Frontex? We know we need to be out there, we have to be ... Read More »

Vice President Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

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He leveled sharp criticism at the US and South Korea for conducting the war games of unprecedented scope and scale and said they could entail dire consequences for peace in the region. "The precarious situation deserves our attention and concern", Wang said, without directly referring to threats of strong retaliation threatened by US President Donal Trump if North Korea resorts to nuclear test. Read More »

Macron: "On tourne clairement une page de la vie politique française"

Interrogé par l'AFP, l'Elysée n'a pas précisé quelle forme prendra cette déclaration, indiquant simplement qu'elle se fera " sous la forme qu'il décidera ". Emmanuel Macron le candidat d'En Marche a voté vers 10 h 30 au Touquet dans le Pas-de-Calais. La force de ce rassemblement sera déterminante pour présider et pour gouverner. Read More »

Here's the deal with President Trump's Executive Order on H-1B visas

Trump was a businessman before he was elected president past year, and his companies have been criticised for using visa programs to fill positions at Trump properties with foreign workers. In addition to targeting the H-1B visa programme, Trump's forthcoming orders will also bolster his campaign pledge to support "buy American" policies. Read More »

North Korea says it's ready to strike USA aircraft carrier

Washington is sending a senior envoy on the nuclear standoff with North Korea to Tokyo this week for talks with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts. North Korea has responded that it is not afraid of the USA forces. China, North Korea's sole major ally, opposes Pyongyang's weapons programmes and has appealed for calm. Read More »

U.S. sends 2 more warships carrying 100 planes each to Korean Peninsula

Pence's 10-day tour of Asia is aimed at emphasising that U.S. President Donald Trump wants to boost U.S. trade in the region even though Trump has abandoned the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact. With a U.S. aircraft carrier group steaming to the area in a show of force, fears of a confrontation have been rising. In February, Bishop invited the US vice president to visit Australia after reports of US President Donald Trump and Turnbull's controversial phone call over a ... Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's Family Planning Private Funeral in CT

Hernandez left three notes in his prison cell before he hung himself last week - one to his fiancee, one to his daughter, and one to his prison boyfriend , who is now on suicide watch, according to Newsweek . The cell door had been jammed with cardboard and officers had to force their way though to get to Hernandez. He declined to say whether he or the family believed brain damage from Hernandez's playing days led the 27-year-old former Patriot to kill himself. Read More »

Convicted jihadist with California ties loses US citizenship

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Chief Judge Beryl A Howell of the US District Court for the District of Columbia entered the order revoking al-Dahab's citizenship on Thursday. More significantly, the U.S. The former Silicon Valley vehicle salesman admitted he spent two months at a camp near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, where he received military-style training and taught foreign fighters to fly hang gliders in preparation for terrorist attacks. Read More »

SoCal Armenians recalling somber events of 1915 genocide

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The Turkish narrative of denial has hinged on the argument that the original documents from postwar military tribunals that convicted the genocide's planners were nowhere to be found. "This is the smoking gun". Akcam came upon photographs of the original telegram in NY, in the possession of the nephew of a now-dead Armenian monk. Read More »

Turkey narrowly accept Constitutional changes granting major powers to Erdogan

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Observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe said Sunday's referendum had been an uneven contest. "We look to the government of Turkey to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of all its citizens - regardless of their vote on April 16 - as guaranteed by the Turkish constitution and in accordance with Turkey's worldwide commitments", the State Department said in a statement. Read More »

Fundraiser after swimmer's death in Auckland Harbour

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Gelberger's devastated widow, Laura McLeod, last night told the Herald on Sunday her husband was "the world" to the couple's sons, 7 and 5. "Leslie was an fantastic person who was the epitome of kindness and unrelentingly positivity". Now Ms McLeod's friends are rallying around the mother to support her and the boys after the loss of their husband and father - the family's only source of income. Read More »

North Korea threatens to raze U.S. military bases in South Korea

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North Korea attempted to launch a new missile early Sunday, but the device "blew up nearly immediately", the USA military said. The North Korean communist regime on Saturday used the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's "eternal president", to exhibit its military strength and signal to the United States its readiness for war. Read More »