Feb 01 2017
"I have directed our officials in Washington DC to work with USA officials to ensure any preferential treatment extended to any other country in relation to travel and entry to the United States is extended to Australia", Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement to SBS.
This made the deal with the United States a decent compromise between Australia's hardline stance and the potential for those found to be refugees being resettled in a country with the resources to absorb them, after a previous deal with Cambodia failed.
In November, Canberra negotiated a "one-off" deal with the outgoing Obama administration to settle an unspecified number of the 1,600 boatpeople Australia held in offshore processing centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea.
The Australian government maintains that no asylum seekers who attempt to reach Australia via a maritime route would ever be resettled in the country.
In what many see as a quid pro quo, Australia agreed last September to resettle refugees from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador now in camps in Costa Rica. That, he said, is for the United States to decide.
All-Star weekend offers NHLers a chance for memories and memorabilia
Washington Capitals and Metropolitan goaltender Braden Holtby provided the ultimate compliment in evaluating the finale. Two teams play 20-minute games of three-on-three hockey, with the winners advancing to another 20-minute final game.
Science goes rogue: U.S. government agencies tackle Trump on Twitter
Other "rebel" doppelgängers mirrored a number of federal science agencies: the U.S. It beckoned readers to follow its feed "for science and climate news and facts.
Donald Trump Is Reinstating A Policy That Restricts Abortions
Obama's decision to force Americans to pay for promoting and performing abortions overseas was not a popular one. Because of the Helms Amendment of 1973, federal money is not used for any abortion services around the globe.
The Australian government has still not confirmed with the USA whether Australians who also hold citizenship in the seven Middle Eastern and African nations - which the United States has deemed terrorism risks - will be barred from the U.S. for the next 90 days.
The two committed to making the long-standing relationship between the two countries even stronger and sharing the ongoing objective to defeat Islamic State.
Last week Mr Trump placed a temporary ban on refugees being admitted to the U.S. and other strict border measures targeting seven countries including Iran, Iraq and Syria. For Australia, the shift to a US administration that seeks to challenge established norms poses a major dilemma to its security and prosperity, so for Turnbull these assurance would count as both a significant win and a major relief.
There's good news and bad news as Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull discuss the impact of the President's immigration ban for Australians.
Most of the asylum seekers are Muslims from the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Jan 31 2017
Miss France Iris Mittenaere is Crowned Miss Universe 2017 victor
However, with the pageant now back on in late January for the first time in two year, the ratings took a bit of a hit on Fox. When it came time to announce the victor , there was a lighthearted acknowledgment of the terrible gaffe Harvey made in 2015.
Jan 30 2017
GM moving more than 600 jobs from Canada to Mexico: union
But several industry insiders have argued that Canada is most likely not the target that Trump has set his sights on. The Trump administration has also threatened to impose its so-called "border tax" on cars built in Canada.
Jan 30 2017
Livestream Coverage: On The Red Carpet At The SAG Awards
Instead, Captain Fantastic , Fences , Hidden Figures, Manchester By The Sea and Moonlight will compete for the award. All of the women nominated for best supporting actor SAG Awards in film are also nominated for Oscars, as well.
Jan 29 2017
Robin Thicke's Domestic Abuse Problems: The Ryan Report
She filed a declaration with the courts this week, stating that she "never found any spankings to be excessive in any way". Fast-forward to today where the two sought temporary sole custody over Julian in a Los Angeles courtroom.
Jan 29 2017
Al-Shabaab fighters take control of Kenyan military base in Somalia
In a statement KDF said that they were able to repulse the militants and has retaken back the camp. The Kenyan military is yet to give details of casualties during the said night.
Jan 27 2017
Madeleine Albright, and Mayim Bialik Stand Up to Muslim Ban
At the Women's Global March last weekend, Albright declared: "If you force Muslims to register, we will all register as Muslims". Trump's answer was indirect and focused mainly on building a wall along the Mexican border.
Jan 27 2017
Silicon Valley Slams Elon Musk for Tweeting Rex Tillerson Support
As secretary of State, Tillerson would have a key role in negotiating worldwide climate treaties such as the Paris Agreement. Musk tweeted: "This may sound surprising coming from me, but I agree with The Economist ".
Jan 26 2017
Trump Said Readying Temporary Bans On Refugees, Some Muslim Visitors
It also provides additional resources to DHS to "stop illegal immigrants from entering the United States". One of Donald Trump's major campaign pledges was to build a wall between the USA and Mexico.
Jan 25 2017
You can finally say 'Computer' to your Echo to command it
Just after writing about how to Change Alexa's Wake Word, Amazon has added another Wake Word option. Just open up the Alexa app, select settings, choose a device, and then select Wake Word .
Jan 24 2017
In Trump We Trust: Inauguration prompts celebration in Russian Federation
There is a broad feeling in Russia's political and business elites that relations with Washington can't get any worse. At a newly opened nightclub in the heart of Moscow , revelers celebrated on the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration.
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