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.
Joel Embiid Had The Best Reaction To His All-Star Snub
He suffered a fractured foot during the pre-season games and is expected to return after the All-Star break, as per NBA.com . All that said, I'm still enjoying #WhoIsPaullMillsap. "He's extremely big, he's 7-2, athletic, can shoot the three".
Ghana Gains 2017 AFCON Quarter-Final Ticket Thanks To Gyan Goal
Uganda had the ball in Egypt's net in the 51st minute but Joseph Ochaya was offside when he finished off an in-swinging cross. In tournaments like this you need to collect points and that's what we did.
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
Rampant Chelsea Ease Into FA Cup Fifth Round
And back-up goalkeeper Begovic, who is wanted by Bournemouth, is keen to move on ahead of Tuesday's transfer deadline. I'm very happy to have him to stay in the squad.
Jan 30 2017
Oscar nominated actress Emmanuelle Riva has died aged 89
Riva was Oscar-nominated for her role in " Amour ", Michael Haneke's brutal depiction of an aging couple. French President Francois Hollande said via statement that the actress "deeply marked French cinema".
Jan 28 2017
Sunny the Red Panda: Missing Since Tuesday From Zoo in Norfolk
Thank you to staff & volunteers who worked diligently today searching for Sunny, our missing Red Panda. The World Wildlife Fund estimates fewer than 10,000 red pandas are left in the world.
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
Abbott to seek laws to remove sheriff after ICE detainer policy announcement
Abbott did not provide details on how legislation would boot Sheriff Hernandez or other elected officials from office. On the same day President Donald Trump is expected to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities and Gov.
Jan 26 2017
After Backlash, USDA Lifts Gag-Order On Taxpayer-Funded Research
An Agriculture Department research agency has banned the release of news releases, photos and other material to the public. The orders are expected to have a significant and immediate impact on EPA activities nationwide.
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 26 2017
1984 tops Amazon's charts as Trump continues to lie
Challenged on whether this was the case, Conway defended her colleague saying that he was presenting the " alternative facts ". That's what's happening here", political historian Allan Lichtman added.
Jan 25 2017
Cab driver raves about John Elway while he sits in back seat
He then goes on to talk about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger . While he was there, he hopped in a cab with his wife, Paige Green, friend Glenn Stearns and cab driver Sam Snow.
Jan 24 2017
Bernie Ecclestone removed as CEO of Formula 1
The Liberty Media Group will be renamed the Formula One Group following the takeover. And I have enough money to me to visit a race to afford to.
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Jan 27 2017Japan launches first X-band defence communication satellite
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Jan 26 2017Tom Brady shines as New England book Super Bowl date with Falcons
Jan 25 2017You can finally say 'Computer' to your Echo to command it
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