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How Donald Trump's North Korea 'armada' was actually sailing in wrong direction

White House officials said a sequence of communication miscues with the Defense Department were to blame for the mix-up. Instead it was heading south for military drills with Australia in the Indian Ocean. But it was now "proceeding to the Western Pacific as ordered". Actually, a fleet of U.S. warships - an aircraft carrier accompanied by two destroyers and a cruiser - had been deployed, but in the opposite direction from the Korean peninsula.



Venezuela Erupts In 'Mother Of All Protests' As Anti-Maduro Sentiment Seethes

Two Venezuelan students died yesterday after being shot during protests against unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro , increasing turmoil in the volatile nation amid a devastating economic crisis. Although she doesn't expect change overnight, she said protesting is the only option she has after what she says are abuses committed by the government.


Australia to raise English language standard for citizenship

Australia to raise English language standard for citizenship

He said the changes appear to be insignificant and lack substance, and will add more red tape for migrants as they apply for work and residency within Australia. 30, 2017. Labor's foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong doesn't understand the need for the changes. He said the new visa would ensure that foreign workers were brought into Australia to fill critical skill gaps and not simply because it is easier to recruit a foreign worker than go for hiring an Australian.



Pence says USA won't negotiate directly with North Korea -- for now

The last vice president to visit the Reagan was Joe Biden in 2009, Navy officials said . Speaking to Fox News television, Trump said he was dealing with Xi "with great respect" and that China had already begun enforcing more strictly its own ban on coal imports from North Korea.



Aus scraps visa programme popular with Indians: MEA examining 'consequences'

There are 95,000 workers on 457 visas at the moment - less than one per cent of the workforce. "We'll no longer allow 457 visas to be passports to jobs that could and should go to Australians", he said. PM Malcolm Turnbull says the visa change will attract better-skilled workers and see Australians employed over cheap foreign workers. "Our reforms will have a simple focus; Australian jobs and Australian values", Prime Minister Turnbull added.