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by | April 25, 2017 | 20:08

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called the list of skilled jobs that could be covered by controversial 457 visas "laughable". "Fundamentally, the values that bind us together are those ones of respect, the rule of law, commitment to freedom, democracy ...

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:07

A top U.S. Army general has suggested during a visit to Afghanistan by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that Russian Federation is arming Taliban militants. The suicide bomber used a mini-van and targeted the guards, who were providing security for a USA military base near the city of Khost, said Ghyrat.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:06

McMaster arrived in Kabul days after the MOAB was dropped. Defense Secretary James Mattis vowed on Monday that the USA would "confront" Russian Federation for providing weapons and material support to Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. The Taliban confirmed that the attack was their doing, referring to the site as a "mercenary base". Nicholson recently told Congress that he needs a few thousand more troops to keep Afghan security forces on track to eventually handling the Taliban ...

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:05

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by | April 25, 2017 | 20:05

As part of his conditions for bail, Kanu, was expressly barred from attending any rally or granting any form of interview. She however ordered that Kanu is to produce three sureties with N100 million each, not expected to be among a crowd of not more than 10 people.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:04

Macron beat Russia's preferred candidate, the far-right Marine Le Pen, in the first round of the presidential election last Sunday. Russian Federation has been seen as a keen backer of Kremlin-friendly Le Pen, who met President Vladimir Putin in a surprise visit to Moscow ahead of the vote.

by | April 25, 2017 | 20:02

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled talks today with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel after the visiting diplomat declined to call off meetings with rights groups critical of Israel's government, an official said. "We can not let that ever even be thought of", he said, adding "America stands strong with the State of Israel". In February, Trump drew fire for remaining silent for several days over a spate of anti-Semitic threats against Jewish community centers, before condemning ...

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:57

Earlier, invited to bat, RCB rode on the 76-ball 122-run opening partnership between Chris Gayle (77) and Virat Kohli (64) to post their biggest total of the season. Head managed an unbeaten 30 from 16 balls while Jadhav did slightly better by ending the innings on 38 not out from the same number of deliveries. Just as he was getting unsafe with two mores sixes and boundaries, Basil Thampi (1-31) provided some respite for Gujarat by trapping Gayle LBW in the 13th over.

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:55

The American and other foreign troops remaining in Afghanistan are now mostly acting in an advisory and training role, with some combat assistance. The army said it has rushed reinforcements to the base in Balkh province. US officials say that Nicholson's request was making its way through the chain of command. The guards were providing security for a US military base called Camp Chapman near the city of Khost, said Ghyrat.

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:51

PARIS France said on Wednesday it was imperative the United Nations Security Council apply more pressure on North Korea to prevent it jumping another hurdle toward an effective nuclear weapons capacity that could lead to a risky military escalation.

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:37

A rescue team was rushed to the spot and combing is going on. The Maoists had observed the CRPF's routine for over a week, said Mr Awasthi, stating that they "knew exactly when and where to attack". The officer said the CRPF patrol, like in the Bheji incident, was sanitising the area where a road is being laid between Burkapal and Jagargunda, when the assault happened.

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:33

While the US military described the submarine's visit as part of routine patrols in the Asia-Pacific region, it also has an aircraft carrier near the Korean Peninsula. The newspaper reported that the submarine is likely to act as a deterrent to the 1.3 million-strong Korean People's Army, the founding of which North Korea celebrates on April 25 each year.

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:31

The EU and Russia still have global disagreements as to Ukraine, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told a press conference following her meeting with Russian FM Sergey Lavrov, APA's Moscow correspondent reported. "But, of course, if the position of the European Union is that everyone must fulfill their part of the obligations, the question arises: why sanctions exclusively against Russian Federation?" He added that this included the Kiev government, the Donetsk and Lugansk ...

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:30

Russian Federation has argued that civilians in the northern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun likely died of toxic agents released from a rebel arsenal hit by a Syrian airstrike - a theory categorically rejected by the US and its allies. In response, Lavrov gave what amounted to a long lecture on what he described as an extensive list of USA efforts to achieve "regime change" around the world, from Serbia to Iraq to Libya.

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:28

Matching the flurry of diplomatic and military activity in North Asia, the State Department in Washington said yesterday US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would chair a special ministerial meeting of the UN Security Council on North Korea on Friday.

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:28

Despite speculation that the country would launch a nuclear test in celebration of its founder's birth on Saturday, North Korea declined to do so. Tensions over North Korea's nuclear ambitions are stretched to the limit, with US President Donald Trump deploying an aircraft carrier battle group to the region.

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:22

Ichiro traded a signed bat and ball for the Wednesday home run baseball when a fan offered it to him, noting that "this will be a memorable something to hold onto". Stanton's homer was his fourth this season, a 445-foot shot to deep left-center field. Chen has allowed just one baserunner, when Robinson Cano worked a 10-pitch walk in the fourth inning.

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:20

Tillerson's trip to Russia, his first as secretary of state, followed just days after a USA missile strike against the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, a Russian ally. He said the two sides would also discuss disagreements on Syria and how to end the country's six-year civil war. Russian Federation has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution demanding a swift investigation into a chemical weapons attack in Syria.

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:11

The reason for his arrest was not clear and there was no official statement issued by leader Kim Jong-un's regime. They only relented when Malaysia gave North Korea the body of Kim Jong-nam. Trump told ambassadors from U.N. Security Council member countries that they must be prepared to impose additional and stronger sanctions on North Korea.

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:10

Inspired by Trump, Prime Minister Turnbull has also pitched for "Australians First" and said Australian jobs should be for Australians. "Our reforms will have a simple focus: Australian jobs and Australian values", he said. Days after the the government unveiled a new "Australians first" overhaul of the 457 visa program , Mr Turnbull said the government was "strengthening our multicultural society and strengthening our commitment to Australian values".

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:10

Polls put Labour a long way behind May's Conservatives as the election campaign begins, and the opposition party has been accused of offering a muddled position on Brexit. "As it now stands membership of the single market is incompatible with our clarity about the fact that freedom of movement rules have to change", he said, adding that "freedom of movement will have to end".

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:09

A rescue team was rushed to the spot and combing is going on. Singh also visited the headquarters of the 4th battalion of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force in the Mana camp area, where a wreath-laying ceremony was held for the personnel who were killed.

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:08

US stocks joined a worldwide surge higher Monday after the first round of France's presidential election raised expectations that the European Union will hold together. If this support reflects in the popular will, Mr. Macron will repeat history. All undocumented immigrants would be expelled, Ms Le Pen says, and immigration would be cut to 10,000 a year.

by | April 25, 2017 | 19:05

The scheduled executions are the first in almost 12 years for Arkansas . In a U.S. Supreme Court ruling shortly before midnight, Justice Samuel Alito declined to lift the stay. Despite the secrecy measure, prison officials have said it will be very hard to find a supplier willing to sell Arkansas midazolam after its current stock expires.

by | April 25, 2017 | 18:57

Among them are Rouhani's vice president, Eshaq Jahangiri , and Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi were both approved to run in May's presidential election by a government vetting body, while former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was disqualified, state media reported on Thursday.

by | April 25, 2017 | 18:57

At the same time, Spicer sought to downplay the significance of the 100th day milestone, which has seen Trump struggle to deliver on bedrock campaign promises such as repealing former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and restricting travel to the US from a set of majority-Muslim countries.

by | April 25, 2017 | 18:56

In some of the games against Everton we did well but he still scored. Premier League top goalscorer Romelu Lukaku was particularly subdued as Everton made it six away Premier League games without a win, a stark contrast with its current seven-match winning streak at home.

by | April 25, 2017 | 18:55

Prosecutors from the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' officer [official website] also indicted Shin Dong-bin [Forbes profile], chairman of the Lotte Group [official website], on similar bribery charges but did not move to have Dong-bin detained.

by | April 25, 2017 | 18:40

In March, North Korean state media reported that the country successfully conducted a ground test of a new high-thrust rocket engine, which it said was a breakthrough for its space program and efforts to create "Korean-style strategic weapons".

by | April 25, 2017 | 18:35

USA stocks closed sharply higher on Monday as investors cheered the results of the first round of French election, with Nasdaq hitting an all-time high. The euro scaled five-month highs against the dollar in early Asian trading on Monday after the centrist candidate swept to victory in the first round of the French presidential election, reducing the risk of an anti-establishment shock in the final round.

by | April 25, 2017 | 18:31

The attack came just after Pope Tawadros II - leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria - finished services, but aides told local media that he was unharmed. They say church security guards are ineffectual. Germany has condemned the bombing of a Coptic church in Egypt and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

by | April 25, 2017 | 18:26

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon attacked Mr Corbyn for questioning Labour's commitment to the nuclear deterrent and for suggesting reluctance to authorise a drone strike on the leader of the Islamic State terror group. 46% of all bettors believe that Corbyn's party will win the most seats at the general election, compared to only 35% backing the Conservatives and 8.7% betting on the Lib Dems.

by | April 25, 2017 | 18:24

During the 1994 North Korean nuclear crisis, the administration of then-U.S. President Bill Clinton secretly drew up plans for an airstrike against a North Korean nuclear facility at Yongbyon. But the ships are probably several days from arriving in the region. Pence then said that in dealing with the ever pressing need to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, "all options are on the table", alluding to the the possibility of the USA reacting assertively should North Korea not scale back its ...

by | April 25, 2017 | 18:20

And on behalf of our nation and, frankly, on behalf of the world, I'd like to congratulate you. Whitson explained the International Space Station is providing a "key bridge" for people on Earth to eventually travel into deep space. As of 1:27 AM EST Monday, she has spent more cumulative days in space than any other USA astronaut, Amanda Barnett reports for CNN . Ivanka Trump called Whitson "an incredible inspiration to us all" and said that "encouraging women and girls to pursue STEM ...

by | April 25, 2017 | 18:18

In comments on French television translated by BBC , Ms Le Pen announced she will now be "above partisan considerations". Earlier, French President Francois Hollande has warned of "the risk for our country's future" if Ms Le Pen wins the presidential election.