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Back to the ballot box: United Kingdom lawmakers approve June 8 election

The former interior minister, who became prime minister without an election when her predecessor David Cameron quit after last year's referendum vote for Brexit, said she needed to strengthen her hand in negotiations which will reshape Britain and test the cohesion of the EU.


High-skills visa applications drop ahead of Trump move to limit program

High-skills visa applications drop ahead of Trump move to limit program

The officials also said that 80 percent of the H1-B visa petitioners who enter the USA under the current visa programme are paid less than the median wage workers in their field. jobs elsewhere to countries like India". "Right now, widespread abuse in our immigration system is allowing American workers of all backgrounds to be replaced by workers brought in from other countries to fill the same job for, sometimes, less pay".


Panama Papers Verdict: PM Nawaz Sharif survives corruption ruling

Panama Papers Verdict: PM Nawaz Sharif survives corruption ruling

The JIT, the verdict said, would include representatives from Inter-Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence, Federal Investigation Agency, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Sharif has defended his financial record. Both of Sharif's first two stints had ended in the third year of his tenure. In October 2016, following a wave of mass protests, the Supreme Court accepted petitions calling for public hearing of the case.


Iran and Hezbollah want to destabilize Mideast, says UN ambassador Haley

Iran and Hezbollah want to destabilize Mideast, says UN ambassador Haley

Ambassador Haley took issue with the council's desire to focus mainly on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while largely ignoring the multitude of other issues occurring in the Middle East. All U.N. member states - not just the 15 on the council - were invited to deliver short addresses on the Middle East. But her message may be undercut by continuing questions about President Donald Trump's approach to Iran.


Panama verdict victory for people of Pakistan: Saad Rafique

Panama verdict victory for people of Pakistan: Saad Rafique

A new investigative team is needed to further examine allegations against Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children, the country's Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The prime minister's party, the Pakistan Muslim League, hailed the decision as a victory and his daughter Maryam tweeted: "Praise and glory be to Allah alone".