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While US employers fear they will not be able to receive foreign workers, Canada offers a two-week fast track to grant work permits to qualified personnel, the so-called " strategic global skills visa. The location is a symbolic choice, referring to the longstanding trade relationship between the USA and Canada. Toronto is on the shortlist. Days ago, reminding Donald Trump about a possible outcome, Trudeau at the University of Chicago, has said the fall of the North American Free Trade ...
  • White House praises Senate budget deal

    White House praises Senate budget deal

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    Leaders, when they are recognized on the House floor, are able to speak for as long as they please. At any other time, House Democrats would have taken a domestic spending victory and moved on. It would also provide money for his border wall and curb legal immigration. McConnell said Wednesday he's following through on his promise for a debate that "will be fair to all sides".
  • Taiwan quake kills 4, tilts buildings; over 140 missing

    Taiwan quake kills 4, tilts buildings; over 140 missing

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    Among the several badly damaged buildings was a hospital, local media reports. Residents are taken shelter in community buildings while the government have adviced people to stay away from their damaged homes. The quake injured 225 people, two dozen of them critically, in Hualien county, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported . The areas worst affected in the quake are located close to the eastern city of Hualien - the Hualien and Yilan districts - although tremors were felt ...
  • Up to 6 inches of snowfall possible by Monday night

    Up to 6 inches of snowfall possible by Monday night

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    High pressure moves in behind our cold front, allowing for clouds to clear, and mostly sunshine to return before noon. South wind around 8 miles per hour. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Afternoon highs will warm from the 30s Wednesday to near 50° Thursday and near 60° Friday .
  • Republicans Say Russia Probe Will Continue Despite Nunes Memo

    Republicans Say Russia Probe Will Continue Despite Nunes Memo

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    Citing claims in the memo , Republicans said the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant on a Trump campaign adviser in 2016 based on the dossier compiled by a former British intelligence officer retained by an opposition research firm and financed by Democrats .
  • Rihanna, Emmanuel Macron join forces again to improve education in developing countries

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    Ahead of the event, Rihanna tweeted world leaders asking them to commit to funding education in the world's poorest nations, including British leader Theresa May and Australia's Malcolm Turnbull . Macron hosted Rihanna at his presidential palace past year after she challenged him on Twitter to contribute to her efforts to fund education in developing countries, notably in conflict and crisis areas.
  • OFF TARGET: US Missile DEFENSE FAILS Over Hawaii

    OFF TARGET: US Missile DEFENSE FAILS Over Hawaii

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    A secret United States military test to shoot down an incoming missile has failed, according to reports, raising concerns about the threat posed by North Korea . Officials reportedly told CNN that the Defense Department is staying mum "due, in part, to sensitivities surrounding North Korea's participation in the upcoming Olympic Games and continuing tensions with leader Kim Jong-un".
  • African Union: Buhari appointed to champion campaign against corruption

    African Union: Buhari appointed to champion campaign against corruption

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    The letter offers Trump's "deepest compliments" to the African leaders as they gather for Sunday's summit of their 55-nation continental body. The President said:"In a rapidly changing global economy, with much uncertainty, we believe that the establishment of a CFTA would provide Africa with tremendous opportunity to achieve significant growth driven by intra-African trade".
  • Airline CEO Takes Pay Cut To Match Female Predecessor's Salary

    Airline CEO Takes Pay Cut To Match Female Predecessor's Salary

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    EasyJet's CEO Johan Lundgren is cutting his own salary by £34,000. EasyJet is committed to equal pay policy and equal opportunity for women and men, he said . It has a large wage gap of 51.7%. EasyJet says they are recruiting more female pilots, and hope that by 2020 20 percent will be women. EasyJet has already gone further than other airlines in trying to attract more women into a career as a pilot.
  • Authorities Arrest Second Anti-Headscarf Demonstrator In Iran

    Authorities Arrest Second Anti-Headscarf Demonstrator In Iran

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    A second woman has been arrested in for protesting against the mandatory law that civilians must cover themselves with a hijab while out in public. In late December, peaceful protests over economic problems broke out in a number of Iranian cities, but the gatherings turned violent in some places when groups of participants, some of them armed, vandalized public property and launched attacks on police stations and government buildings.
  • IKEA founder Kamprad, dead at 91

    IKEA founder Kamprad, dead at 91

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    The food portion of Ikea's empire, which includes in-store restaurants and grocery stores, generated €1.8 billion in sales a year ago. In a statement published by company it has mentioned how he was saying, he was a great entrepreneur, hardworking and stubborn, with a lot of warmth and a playful twinkle in his eye.
  • Gavin Williamson warns Russian cyber-attack could kill thousands

    Gavin Williamson warns Russian cyber-attack could kill thousands

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    Russian Federation is looking to damage the United Kingdom economy by attacking its infrastructure which could cause "thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths", according to a senior United Kingdom government minister. In a few years time there will be eight million homes that would be dependent. "This is the real threat that I believe the country is facing at the moment".
  • Massive blast near embassies kills 40, injures 140 in Kabul

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    On Dec. 28 a suicide bomber and other explosions at a Shiite cultural center in Kabul killed at least 41 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group that may have been aimed at a pro-Iran news outlet based in the building. It was really huge - all our windows are broken. Outside the hospital, people were carrying the injured on their backs and paramedics loaded several people into ambulances at once.
  • Melania Trump seen for first time since porn star scandal

    Melania Trump seen for first time since porn star scandal

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    Holocaust Memorial Day is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution and in the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. It's a reference to the museum's new initiative, "Never Stop Asking Why", aimed at inspiring people to join an online conversation "about the important questions that Holocaust history raises and what they mean for people and societies today ", the museum said.
  • Kentucky school shooting leaves 2 dead, several others wounded

    Kentucky school shooting leaves 2 dead, several others wounded

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    One female student died at the scene while a male student was transported to a trauma center. It was the nation's first fatal school shooting of 2018. The governor said the youth was apprehended at the scene "in a nonviolent way". "Initially she didn't know what it was, but then she realized it was a gun and all of the other students realized what it was, and they all just got out of the building as quickly as they could".
  • Om Prakash Rawat succeeds AK Joti as Chief Election Commissioner

    Om Prakash Rawat succeeds AK Joti as Chief Election Commissioner

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    He said expression of adverse opinions is not really indicative of a trust deficit, as politics is the art of the possibilities and politicians work on those lines. The notices were very comprehensive - whatever you want to say, whatever want to give. His statement comes at a time when the matter of mandatory Aadhar linking is sub-judice.
  • Trump Advisers Blocking Deal to End Government Shutdown

    Trump Advisers Blocking Deal to End Government Shutdown

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    Trump's "heart is right on this issue", Sen. "Every time we have a proposal it is only yanked back by staff members", Graham said. Presidential historian Jon Meacham warned on Monday that immigration reform was being undermined by President Donald Trump's inability to shut out extremist members of his staff like policy adviser Stephen Miller .
  • Pennsylvania court upholds gerrymandering charge

    Pennsylvania court upholds gerrymandering charge

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    The Democratic-controlled court, which said the districts violate the state constitution, gave the Republican-controlled Legislature until February 9 to pass a replacement and Democratic Gov. Republicans now hold 12 of Pennsylvania's 18 seats. It's possible Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf could veto the new map, which would put the job of refiguring it in the court's hands.
  • Erdogan warns of 'heavy price' for protests against Syria operation

    Erdogan warns of 'heavy price' for protests against Syria operation

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    Turkish jets pounded Kurdish militia targets Saturday in Afrin, which is under the control of the People's Protection Units - the largely Kurdish militia known as the YPG that Turkey regards as a terror group. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that Kurdish militia and Turkish forces clashed on the northern and western edges of Afrin.
  • 'Horror home' dad kidnapped his spouse when she was 16

    'Horror home' dad kidnapped his spouse when she was 16

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    Authorities don't know where the children may end up at this point, said Hestrin , the district attorney. Meanwhile, photos have surfaced of Louise Turpin when she was pregnant with her 13th child at age 47. Hestrin said all the siblings were severely malnourished and as a result some have cognitive impairment and a lack of basic knowledge. "This is the exact opposite".
  • Prague hotel fire: Two die and dozens injured in blaze

    Prague hotel fire: Two die and dozens injured in blaze

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    Police said the two who died at the scene were a 22-year-old German man and a 21-year-old woman from South Korea. The hotel is located near the Vltava river in the 2 district, which is in walking distance to the city's historical center. A further seven people are believed to have been injured, three of them seriously, with most suffering from smoke inhilation. Police are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out at Eurostars David hotel in Prague on Saturday.
  • Donald Trump Is Officially Obese, According To His Doctor

    Donald Trump Is Officially Obese, According To His Doctor

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    The results of Donald Trump's first presidential physical were revealed on Tuesday during a White House press briefing and, for the most part, the Commander in Chief received a clean bill of health. Jackson, who has served three presidents, described Trump as "very sharp" and "very articulate when he speaks to me". Undergoing a physical is voluntary, and Trump can pick and choose what the public learns about his health.
  • Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM) is trading with P/E ratio of 24.23

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    LLC now owns 2,973,900 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $83,121,000 after purchasing an additional 1,452,100 shares during the last quarter. Among 12 analysts covering Terreno Realty ( NYSE:TRNO ), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. After a recent check, Duke Realty Corp's 14-day RSI is now at 28.50, the 7-day stands at 27.25, and the 3-day is sitting at 26.54.
  • Sen. Booker chastising DHS chief creates twitterstorm

    Sen. Booker chastising DHS chief creates twitterstorm

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    On Tuesday, Nielsen, who was present at the explosive meeting, testified that the president used "strong language" and 'tough language, ' but said she didn't recall him saying 's***hole'. On Tuesday, Graham said that the president said that the immigration deal had to be bipartisan, had to secure the border, had to institute a merit-based system and had to be fair to undocumented immigrants.
  • Haitians barred from applying for visas for low-skilled work in US

    Haitians barred from applying for visas for low-skilled work in US

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    It removes Haiti from a list of eligible countries for the H-2A agricultural and H-2B non-agricultural temporary permits. Sixty-five Haitians entered the United States on H-2A visas, given for agricultural work, in the 2016 fiscal year, according to DHS data, and 54 Haitians were granted H-2A visas by the State Department between March and November 2017.