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Under the changes, aspiring citizens will have to pass a standalone English test, involving reading, writing and listening, which Turnbull said would "ensure applicants speak competent English". 'What we want to make sure is where there are long and enduring skills shortages in Australia, that Australians are being trained to do that work'.
  • Turkey demands end of European Union interference in referendum outcome

    Economy

    Turkey's electoral authority rejected appeals to annul the referendum granting President Tayyip Erdogan wide new powers, but the main opposition CHP party said it will maintain its legal challenge to a vote it has said was deeply flawed. Some 2,000 protesters in Istanbul Wednesday evening demanded the resignation of the electoral board and chanted "Don't be silent, shout out, "no" to the presidency".
  • Texas Instruments' (TXN) Buy Rating Reiterated at Rosenblatt Securities

    Economy

    The firm owned 1,600 shares of the semiconductor company's stock at the end of the fourth quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Texas Instruments by 57.8% in the fourth quarter. Texas Instruments had a net margin of 25.89% and a return on equity of 32.78%. The company reported an impressive total revenue of 13.37 Billion in the last fiscal year.
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC)

    Economy

    Developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, the intention of the formula is to spot high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price. Credit Suisse upgraded Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) on Tuesday, March 14 to "Outperform" rating. In other news, Director Stephen I. Chazen sold 4,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 19th.
  • Gushue beats Edin to advance to world final

    Gushue beats Edin to advance to world final

    Economy

    Gushue beat him once during an 11-0 round-robin, topped him in the Page 1-2 game and did it again when it counted most. Gushue won that second showdown 7-4 Friday to earn a direct berth to the gold-medal game and hammer advantage to start.
  • Oil spill reported on North Slope, volume unknown

    Economy

    The BP-owned well was also leaking crude oil, which stopped after authorities activated a safety valve yesterday (April 16). In 2010, a BP-operated drilling rig called Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 people and spilling almost 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, making it the largest oil spill in US federal waters.
  • U.S. supreme court forces Arkansas to halt first in string of executions

    Economy

    Oral arguments will be held on the matter on April 24. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel). Two other inmates are scheduled for execution on Tuesday. His attorneys wanted enhanced DNA tests on a hair found at the crime scene and on bloodstains that were found on Lee's shoes, arguing that new tests would show that the hair was not his and the bloodstains did not belong to the victim.
  • First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR), PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:PNC)

    Economy

    To make a proper assessment, investors seek a sound estimate of this year's and next year's earnings per share (EPS ), as well as a strong sense of how much the company will earn even farther down the road. Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Marathon Asset Management LLP boosted its stake in Hartford Financial Services Group by 22.7% in the third quarter.
  • Two IS militants killed in eastern Afghan airstrike: local gov't

    Economy

    The strike came as U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to dispatch his first high-level delegation to Kabul, amid uncertainty about his plans for the almost 9,000 American troops stationed in Afghanistan. Trump hailed the mission in Achin district as "very, very successful". Estimates about IS's numerical strength inside Afghanistan vary, ranging from several hundred to a few thousand fighters.
  • USS Carl Vinson carrier group expected off Korea at end of April

    Economy

    The strike group has been conducting drills with the Australian navy in recent days, the official said , though it scrapped a planned port visit in Australia as a result of the new orders. The statements showed that disagreements with China remained even as the Trump administration sought help from Beijing in reining in North Korea, its neighbor and ally.
  • O'Reilly leaves Fox News amid harassment claims

    Economy

    The National Geographic channel has aired a series of adaptations of O'Reilly books, including "Killing Reagan" and "Killing Kennedy". Some analysts believe that James and Lachlan Murdoch - the sons of 21st Century Fox executive chairman Rupert Murdoch - made the call on O'Reilly to change the Ailesian culture at the network and to cement their control following his departure.