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Indian IT sector worried over proposed US Bill on H-1B visa, Nasscom says it has …

The proposed US Bill — Protect and Grow American Jobs — is riddled with “onerous conditions” and places “unprecedented obligations” on both Indian IT companies and clients using H-1B visas, software body Nasscom has cautioned. Nasscom said it has flagged its concerns around visa- related issues in the US with the Senators, Congressmen and the administration, and will engage further ...

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S.Korea’s Moon says better inter-Korean relations linked to resolving N.Korea nuclear issue

By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the improvement of inter-Korean relations was linked to resolving North Korea’s nuclear programme, a day after the North offered talks with Seoul but was steadfast on its nuclear ambitions. “The improvement of relations between North and South Korea cannot go separately with resolving North Korea’s nuclear ...

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Pence Still Plans To Visit Israel, Office Says

Mike Pence’s office on Monday said the U.S. vice president still plans on visiting Israel this month, despite an apparent delay in the schedule, The Associated Press reports. Pence had been scheduled to come during the week of Jan. 14. But Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Monday that the visit was no longer on its schedule for January. Ministry spokesman Emmanuel ...

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Battle Between Rival Gangs Kills At Least 9 In Brazilian Prison

Inmates from rival gangs battled at a prison in Goias state on Monday, leaving nine dead and 14 injured, authorities have told the Brazilian news site G1, The Guardian reports. Officials said the violence at the Colonia Agroindustrial prison in the Aparecida de Goiania complex erupted when inmates from one cellblock invaded three others where prisoners from rival gangs are ...

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Iranian Protesters Attack Police Stations, Raising Stakes In Unrest

Iranian protesters attacked police stations late into the night on Monday, news agency and social media reports said, as security forces struggled to contain the boldest challenge to the clerical leadership since unrest in 2009, Reuters reports.Videos on social media showed an intense clash in the central town of Qahderijan between security forces and protesters who were trying to occupy ...

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Israel’s Likud Party Members Call For Annexing Settlements

The ruling Likud Party’s central committee has unanimously endorsed a resolution calling for the annexation of West Bank settlements, sending a tough message to the Palestinians in the wake of President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israel’s capital, The Associated Press reports. The decision Sunday night marked the latest step by Likud to distance itself from the internationally backed idea of ...

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Israel’s Likud Party Members Call For Annexing Settlements

The ruling Likud Party’s central committee has unanimously endorsed a resolution calling for the annexation of West Bank settlements, sending a tough message to the Palestinians in the wake of President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israel’s capital, The Associated Press reports. The decision Sunday night marked the latest step by Likud to distance itself from the internationally backed idea of ...

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