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Australia tightens citizenship rules for migrants

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton announced the 457 foreign worker visa program would be axed and replaced by an "Australians first" approach to skilled migration. Mr Turnbull had said the new regime is "putting Australians first". Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker said the visa policy change would couple well with the changes to citizenship requirements and increase public confidence in Australia's immigration and visa systems.

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Georgia election heads for runoff as Dem falls just short of majority

A young Democrat, Jon Ossoff, in the USA state of Georgia has come very close to winning congressional seat held by Republicans for decades. Democrats are hoping a strategy of campaigning on Trump's unpopularity - and tying their opponent to the president - will lead them to a wave of victories .

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Blazers big man Nurkic upgraded to 'doubtful' for Game 3

SERIES HISTORY: The Warriors own a 2-0 lead in the series and swept four games in the regular seasons. That's frustrating for anybody, but especially for one of the best players in the league. For example, the Cleveland Cavaliers vastly improved their defense in Game 3 of the Finals past year as a result of Kevin Love not playing. But also I'm still itching to get out there on the court.

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United Airlines to testify at hearing after violent video surfaces

Cellphone video of the event was viewed by millions and prompted a global public outcry and a stumbling response from the airline and its chief executive, Oscar Munoz. "I want to know why this happened, how it was allowed to occur and what protocols are in place to handle overbooked flights", said Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill.

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Another global anti-protectionist pledge is poised to die

Such language echoes a statement last month from the Group of 20 nations reflecting the Trump administration's call to rethink the global order for commerce. The country's debt stock as a percentage of the total value of the economy over the years has been a concern for the country's development partners, donors, and rating agencies because of its impact on government expenditure, the cost of credit, and economic growth.

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American flight attendant to angry passenger: 'Hit me'

We're told the woman had the stroller tagged by employees at gate check-in and was asked to leave it at the bottom of the jet bridge before boarding the flight so it could be stored underneath the plane. USA Today and others have picked up the story because of all the national outrage that was sparked by United Airlines' treatment of David Dao last week , and American Airlines has been quick to put out a statement condemning the flight attendant's actions.

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No One Is Getting Fired Over Passenger Dragging Incident, Says United CEO

Munoz and his top lieutenants indicated that it was too early to tell if bookings had been affected by the incident. Through Tuesday afternoon, its shares had fallen 4.3% since Flight 3411, wiping out almost one billion dollars (£778 million) in market value, although several other airline stocks declined in the same period.

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Trump signs executive orders on financial regulations

President Trump today ordered the Treasury Department to conduct reviews of the Dodd-Frank Act's Orderly Liquidation Authority and its process for designating nonbanks as systemically important financial institutions. He called the IMF's forecast for United States growth "a little conservative", saying that the country's economy could grow by 3 per cent or higher with the support of tax reforms and regulatory relief.

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US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers

The United States periodically sends aircraft carrier strike groups to waters near the Korean Peninsula to project power. The US Vice President, Mike Pence, says his country and Australia will work closely together to address the threat from North Korea.

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After scrapping 457 visa, Australia announces tougher citizenship laws

Echoing United States President Donald Trump and his "America First" mantra, Mr Turnbull said he wanted to focus on " Australian jobs and Australian values". Malcolm Turnbull's citizenship crackdown, to be announced on Thursday, comes just two days after the prime minister outlined an overhaul of the 457 temporary foreign worker visa system.

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Pence reaffirms refugee deal with Australia despite reservations

His visit to Australia is particularly significant because of the controversial telephone conversation between Trump and Turnbull early this year over a refugee deal signed by former U.S. Turnbull in his remarks thanked Pence for honoring the agreement, saying it spoke to the "integrity" of Trump and his administration. Malcolm Turnbull has defended President Donald Trump's free trade credentials despite America's withdrawal from the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.

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Most Canadians support foreign-buyer tax

Three levels of government facing a red-hot housing market in the Greater Toronto Area have agreed Tuesday not to introduce any measures that would further boost demand and drive prices even higher. "The challenge for Toronto is whether these people think a foreign buyers tax in isolation is a good idea or not". The building industry has warned that rent control will discourage the construction of new rental properties.

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Paul George thinks Lance Stephenson must 'learn to control himself'

Lebron James just missed having a triple double for the Cavaliers as he had 25 points, 1o rebounds, and seven assists. Game 3 is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. George spent most of his postgame press conference detailing all the things his team is doing wrong in the series-"We're just doing a awful job of getting back and guarding people"-and calling out specific teammates".

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Trump administration denies Exxon a waiver for Russian Federation project

It sought to resume a joint venture with Rosneft, a Russian state-owned oil company. He lobbied against the sanctions after they were imposed in 2014, in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea. A Treasury representative said the department would not comment on individual licenses or waiver requests. Mosaic Financial Partners Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Exxon Mobil during the fourth quarter valued at $202,000.

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Trump to announce major tax reform, tax reduction on Wednesday

NY [U.S.], April 22: U.S. President Donald Trump has said that he will announce the much awaited tax reform and tax reduction on the coming Wednesday. One will direct Mnuchin to review something called “orderly liquidation authority, ” Treasury said, which is a regulatory process that requires a process for winding down large, failing financial companies.

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Inflation and GDP on track to beat Bank of England forecasts

During its April 6 monetary policy meeting, the RBI kept its key policy rate unchanged citing upside risk to inflation while increasing the reverse repo rate by 25 basis point to drain out excess liquidity from the system. The bank now maintains a neutral stance on rates - meaning it has no bias toward cutting or hiking - having done so since late past year, around three months after cutting interest rates from 0.5% to 0.25%, and boosted its QE programme in August 2016, as a means to protect ...

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France on edge as presidential vote looms

The attack, claimed by the Islamic State, threw open radically opposing visions and discussions among the Presidential candidates. Here's what you need to know. According to her, under Fillon, relations between Russian Federation and France "could improve as far as sanctions are concerned". "Le Pen's momentum is a slow-moving reaction against the men of Davos - as we have seen with Brexit and Trump - but markets don't want to believe it", Gave told Bloomberg.

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Volvo announces plans to export China-made electric car

But by floating proposals to require automakers to boost sales of so-called "new energy vehicles", or risk being penalized, Beijing has given a powerful incentive for them to focus the development of such vehicles in China. Daimler, which has trailed German peers BMW and VW-owned Audi in terms of expanding its Chinese manufacturing capacity, is also preparing to make Mercedes-Benz electric cars in Beijing.

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Oil prices remain level on OPEC's assurance to rebalance crude market

Gasoline stocks also posted a counter-seasonal build of 1.4 million barrels. Moreover, oil prices were under pressure as a stronger US dollar dented investor sentiment, which made the dollar-denominated oil less attractive for holders of other currencies.

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Man responsible for Paris shootout was a French national

Cheurfi also had addresses of police stations written on bits of paper in his auto, he said. The Islamic State group quickly claimed responsibility for the attack. Macron said the far-right Front National (NF) leader Le Pen , with whom he is neck-and-neck in polling for the first-round vote, and Fillon - now in third place - were engaging in one-upmanship in their response to the attack.

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United Airlines changes ruling over boarding off duty employees

Other airlines probably aren't insane about this, either, as it going to focus attention on passenger service and treatment industry wide. The Airline Passenger Protection Act, sponsored by Republican state Representative Peter Breen, came after Dr.

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BP's Alaska Well Stops Leaking Oil, But Continues To Release Gas

Employees on Friday morning discovered uncontrolled natural gas flowing from the top of a well house, a metal structure that looks like a large box over a well. BP has previously seen a leak in the Alaska area as well. The crude spray onto the well pad was discovered Friday morning, and capped on Sunday. Though no injuries or damage to wildlife had been reported, crews trying to secure the well had failed amid biting winds blowing up to 38 miles an hour.

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Italy sees U.S. supportive over Libya, denies Trump snub

President Trump is unlikely to welcome such plans after stating that the priority was getting rid of ISIS and "we'll be able to go back home and rebuild our country". President Donald Trump says Iran is not living up to the "spirit" of the nuclear agreement. "It has already begun", he said. Only five of the alliance's 28 member countries met the 2 percent threshold in 2016.

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United Airlines changes boarding rules

The airline spent the week scrambling to contain the fallout from a video that emerged on social media showing security officers dragging a bloodied passenger off an overbooked United Express flight in Chicago on Sunday as other travelers looked on in horror.

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Russian military adviser killed in Syria, defense ministry says

The latest Canadian sanctions "affect 17 high-ranking individuals in the Assad regime and five entities linked to the use of chemical weapons in Syria", the Foreign Ministry said. "I think this is a welcome change, a strategic change of American leadership and American policy", Netanyahu said. "We've made that very clear with our strike".

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Netflix's Q2 Subscriber Guidance Was Well Ahead Of Analyst Expectations

Speaking of which, the company's CEO was recently asked to share his thoughts on the perceived competitors of Netflix for the hundredth time. For now, Netflix Inc. By the end of March, Netflix had almost 48 million subscribers outside the United States. While its subscriber growth slowed in Q1 2017, Netflix ended the period with a total of 98.7 million streaming memberships, consisting of 50.8 million in the USA and 47.9 million internationally.

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Trump to unveil tax plan next week, AP says

One will direct Mnuchin to review something called " orderly liquidation authority ", Treasury said, which is a regulatory process that requires a process for winding down large, failing financial companies. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, assailed Trump for trying to undermine rules that were put in place to protect the economy: "Any actions to undermine these protections encourage Wall Street's risky behavior and leave taxpayers and our economy exposed to another catastrophe".

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Arkansas carries out first of eight planned executions

Sr Helen tweeted: AR plans to execute Ledell Lee tonight using one almost-expired drug, one illegally-obtained drug, and one drug "donated" in a parking lot. McKesson said it was disappointed with the court's ruling. "While other states have increasingly come to the conclusion that the capital punishment system is beyond fix", he said, "Arkansas is running in the opposite direction from progress".

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Rumor of the Day: General Zod reportedly cast on Supergirl

He was exiled to the Phantom Zone for treason thanks to Jor-El's efforts. The fact that Tyler Hoechlin is coming back for the Season 2 finale (along with Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant) - no doubt to help his cousin Kara (Melissa Benoist) and the DEO against the threats of Queen Rhea (Teri Hatcher) and Cadmus - could lend some weight to the rumor.

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EPA head vows to build trust during IN stop

The visit comes amid reports that two regional offices, including the Region 5 office in Chicago, would be axed by President Donald Trump's administration - and office employees held a news conference to say they've already been cut to the bone.

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Ontario imposes tax on overseas buyers to rein in housing prices

The cost of a detached home in Toronto roared to a new record high of nearly $1.6 million in March, a 33 per cent climb over prices previous year, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB). Also, there will be an expansion of rent controls to all buildings. The intention of the much anticipated housing measures package is to "give everyone some breathing space" in a frenzied market, Premier Wynne said Wednesday.

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United Airlines Won't Be Firing Anyone Over Dr. David Dao's Assault

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz apologized for the forcible removal of a paying passenger from one of its flights on April 9th, 2017 and called the episode "truly horrific". "And I'm sure there was lots of conjecture about me personally", the apologetic CEO said on the company's earnings call Tuesday. Barclays analyst Brandon Oglenski told Munoz that "accidents happen.

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Thunder journal: Teammates back Westbrook's fourth-quarter shots

Westbrook recorded a 32-point triple-double, but Oklahoma City doesn't win Game 3 without Taj Gibson's 20 points on 10-of-13 shooting. Westbrook uttered a profanity in comments following the Thunder's 115-111 playoff loss at Houston on Wednesday, a defeat that gave the Rockets a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 first round series that continues Friday at Oklahoma City .

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Trump seeks shift in visa allotments crucial to tech outsourcing

The order prods the Justice Department and other federal agencies to propose reforms to ensure H-1B visas are awarded to the most-skilled or highest-paid foreign applicant. The White House said the programme undercuts American workers by bringing in large numbers of cheaper foreign workers, which drives down USA wages.

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N+1 Singer Issues Price Target With 0.33% Upside On Senior PLC

After $-0.08 actual earnings per share reported by Delta Apparel, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -650.00% EPS growth. With 165,700 avg volume, 3 days are for Saia Incorporated (NASDAQ:SAIA)'s short sellers to cover SAIA's short positions.


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