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Australian Deputy PM could be a Kiwi, unqualified for office

Australian Deputy PM could be a Kiwi, unqualified for office

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce says he's received advice that he might be a New Zealand citizen. Neither my or my parents had any reason to believe that I may be a citizen of any other country. A person does not have to register the citizenship, it comes automatically at birth. If he is found to be ineligible, the Turnbull Government - which holds a one-seat majority in the lower house - would be forced into a by-election.



Nikkei edges down ahead of holiday as investors warily eye North Korea

MOUSE HOUSE: Disney dropped 5.1 percent a day after the media giant reported a weak quarter and said it would pull its movies from Netflix and start two of its own video streaming services. Apple was down 2.3 percent, weighing most on the index. As a result, the yield on the benchmark ten-year note, which moves opposite of its price, dipped by 2.3 basis points to 2.189 percent.


Hizbul commander Yasin Itoo, 2 soldiers among 5 killed in Shopian gunfight

Hizbul commander Yasin Itoo, 2 soldiers among 5 killed in Shopian gunfight

The police said the trio was involved in a number of militancy-related and anti-national activities. However, the search operation is still on. The state police chief admitted that two soldiers laid their lives in the process of operation against the terrorists while three others were injured during 24 hour long gunfight.


Iran Condemns Trump's Provocative Remarks on Venezuela

Iran Condemns Trump's Provocative Remarks on Venezuela

Pence's trip will also take him to Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; and Panama City, Panama, where he is expected to deliver a number of speeches, meet with the country's leaders and tour the newly expanded Panama Canal. It also said the threat was not just against it, but against all of Latin America. "The reckless threat by President Donald Trump aims to drag Latin America and the Caribbean into a conflict that would permanently alter stability, peace and security in our ...


Trump says opioid crisis is 'national emergency'

Trump says opioid crisis is 'national emergency'

The White House has not released an official declaration, so it's unclear what it will look like or what federal rules may be relaxed as a result. Urging against Republican-led efforts to repeal the controversial health care law, the congressman warned that dismantling the ACA would not just put the opioid addiction treatment funds in jeopardy, but also impact the almost 3 million Americans with substance use disorders covered under its Medicaid expansion provision.


CIA director: 'No intelligence' to suggest USA on cusp of nuclear war

CIA director: 'No intelligence' to suggest USA on cusp of nuclear war

But he rejected talk of the USA being on the "cusp of nuclear war". But he stressed the U.S. is pursuing "a very determined diplomatic effort" led by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that is coupled with new financial sanctions to dissuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from further provocations.