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BUDGET 2017: Government to introduce levy for foreign workers

For Australia's five biggest banks, this year's federal budget will go down as another Black Tuesday. "Unlike the previous bank deposit tax, this is specifically not a levy on pensioners' and others' ordinary deposit accounts, nor is it on home loan", the Treasurer said.



ICJ president seeks Pak's cooperation in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

He also said former Solicitor General Harish Salve, who is representing India in the ICJ in the case, has mentioned that "address to the court is likely to be in next few days". It further alleged that, in violation of the Vienna Convention, the authorities of Pakistan are denying India its right of consular access to Mr. Jadhav, despite its repeated requests.



EVM row: AAP workers protest outside EC office

The AAP leader said their doubts about the EVM gained ground when during municipal polls in Maharashtra a candidate claimed that he did not even get his own vote that he had polled for himself. To bolster its claim, Bhardwaj, a former engineer, claimed to have "proved" the "tamperability" of EVMs in the Delhi Assembly this week. "In addition to the EVM/VVPAT, the agenda will also cover making bribery in elections a cognisable offence, disqualification on framing of charges for the offences ...


North Korea tests missile as US's Rex Tillerson calls for sanctions

North Korea tests missile as US's Rex Tillerson calls for sanctions

McMaster said Sunday. "But he understands we're not going to be very happy". The latest launch , which South Korea said was a failure, came just hours after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned the UN Security Council of "catastrophic consequences" if the global community - most notably China - failed to pressure the North into abandoning its weapons program.



Hope for better China-South Korea relations after election

In his first speech after he was sworn in, Moon said he would immediately begin efforts to defuse security tensions on the Korean Peninsula and negotiate with Washington and Beijing to ease the THAAD row. Trump extended an invitation to Moon to visit the United States. As he took the oath of office Wednesday, Moon said he was open to visiting Pyongyang under the right conditions to discuss its nuclear programme.


Merkel to host Macron for talks in Berlin on May 15

Merkel to host Macron for talks in Berlin on May 15

On Sunday he will officially take office from Hollande; the incoming president's first journey overseas, like his predecessor's, will be to Germany. He will visit Berlin on Monday for his first meeting with Merkel as president, according to a German government statement Friday.