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Bill for increasing allotment of Green Cards introduced in US House

A legislation that seeks to push for a merit-based immigration system and increase the allotment of Green Cards by 45% annually has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and may benefit Indian techies if signed into law. Backed by the Trump administration, the legislation ‘Securing America’s Future Act’, if passed by Congress and signed into law by U.S. ...

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Johnson will use summit to raise Zaghari-Ratcliffe with Iran’s foreign minister

Boris Johnson will raise the plight of imprisoned British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with his Iranian counterpart in the margins of an international summit. The Foreign Secretary will attend talks in Brussels focused on the Iran nuclear deal amid concerns about US President Donald Trump’s opposition to the agreement. But he will also use the meeting to raise the issue of ...

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House Republicans Unveil Immigration Reform Bill

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, unveiled a new, sweeping immigration bill during a news conference Wednesday afternoon, CBS News reports. The bill takes a tough stance on illegal immigration enforcement and addresses the future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Of the 70 security points included in the Trump administration’s immigration wish list sent to ...

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Jewels Worth Millions Stolen In Paris Ritz Armed Robbery: Police

Three suspects were detained after millions of euros worth of jewelry were stolen when armed robbers smashed the windows of the world-famous Ritz hotel in Paris Wednesday, Agence FrancePresse reported. Two thieves remain unaccounted for, police said, as the value of the stolen items were said to be in the “several million euros.” According to police, using hatchets, the five ...

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By 2040, Islam could be the second-largest religion in the US

(CNN)The Muslim population is growing, and in the next two decades Muslims could become the second-largest religious group in the United States, according to a Pew Research study. However, that’s not the whole story. The Pew Research Center combined studies they conducted in 2007, 2011 and 2017 with yearly data from the US Census (which does not track religious affiliation) ...

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[VIDEO]: Disgraced Weinstein Slapped Twice By Drunken Arizona Restaurant Patron

After Hollywood had its say on sexual harassment/sexual abuse charges at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, disgraced former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein paid the price Tuesday night at an Arizona restaurant when a patron slapped him in the face twice, TMZ reported. The report said Weinstein was dining at a restaurant called Elements in Scottsdale when he was approached by a ...

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Pakistan Reporter Siddiqui Says He Escaped Kidnapping Attempt

Taha Siddiqui, a reporter with France24 and the Pakistan bureau chief for World is One News, said several armed men attempted to kidnap him and threatened to shoot him if he resisted, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. Siddiqui said he believes the attack was in response to his critical reporting of Pakistan’s powerful military and intelligence agencies, the report said. ...

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UK Court Grants Bail To Sarkozy Associate Djouhri, Suspect In Funneling Libyan Cash

Reuters reports Alexandre Djouhri, a French businessman suspected of funneling money from former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to finance Nicolas Sarkozy’s successful 2007 presidential campaign, was granted bail in a London courtroom Wednesday. Djouhri, 58, was arrested at London’s Heathrow Airport Sunday on a French European arrest warrant after arriving from Switzerland, the report said. London’s Westminster Magistrates Court heard ...

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