Obtaining a visa to the US is no easy thing. And over the past few years, the process has only become costlier and more difficult. Australians, however, have had an exclusive advantage over the rest of the world in seeking to work in the US. However, this could soon change.
US President Donald Trump is not one to accept no for an answer. So when the US Congress voted ‘no’ on his emergency declaration over the growing crisis on the southern US border, he was quick to double down.
After months of punishing tariffs and painstaking negotiations, China has agreed to meet a number of Trump’s demands to level the playing field on international trade. But the Chinese aren’t going far enough yet.
According to AAP, there are currently several Australian members of Islamic State in the custody of Kurdish forces, which seek to be resettled — destroying the terrorist group with help from the US military.
While it might seem hyperbolic to even consider the world’s last remaining super power turning on itself, Trump would certainly defend his office with all the power at his disposal. And many of Trump’s most ardent supporters would defend their president against any alt-left attempts to unseat him.
The E3 visa is a two-year visa that allows Australian professionals and their spouses to work in the US with no limit on the number of two-year extensions that can be tacked on. As the visa is only available to Aussies, it is a particularly envious position to be in.
The Chinese have been working overtime behind the scenes in an effort to shift the West’s thinking into line with Communist ideology. US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, has thrown the spotlight on these efforts.
The North Koreans may believe that resuming work on missile systems will put them in a stronger negotiating position to ease sanctions. But the nation, which is running short on food, will likely find the opposite to be true. Hence Trump’s confidence that the issue will ‘ultimately get solved’.
In a ramped up effort to gag the conservative media broadcaster, the DNC says it will not allow Fox News to host any of their candidates’ political debates through to the 2020 election.
While the US may publicly deny this, it seems Rouhani is stating the obvious. But the US government should be careful what it wishes for. Any overthrow of the current government could well see far more extreme leaders step into power. Men — yes, they’ll all be men — who want little more than to see the west in flames.
This time around, Hillary Clinton appears to have gotten the message. The former First Lady says she won’t run for US president in 2020.
Ambassadors the world over face delicate diplomatic concerns on a daily basis. It’s part and parcel for the job.
But nowhere is that truer than Jerusalem, where the US recently moved its embassy to.
You’re better off having no deal than a bad deal. And until you scrap the bad deals you’ve signed off on, you’ll never negotiate a better one.
In an interview with US broadcasters, Bolton stated that there’s ‘no expiration date’ regarding denuclearisation talks and the ‘president is fully prepared to keep negotiating at lower levels’ or even speak face-to-face with Kim again.
Trump’s message to North Korea is even clearer. Play ball, or the crippling sanctions the US pushed through in 2017 and 2018 remain indefinitely.
The US has lived up to its commitment. The last four refugee children in Nauru have been flown to the US for resettlement. And the Coalition government has now succeeded in seeing all 2000 children that were in detention in 2013 released.
US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen’s testimony before the US House has devolved into a political farce. That’s no surprise.
While the first meeting was filled with more pleasantries and a vaguely worded commitment to work towards the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, there’s a lot of pressure to move beyond.
The second face to face summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un takes place at the end of this week. And the whole world is hoping that Trump can steer Kim towards a path of peace and reconciliation.
The US led war in Afghanistan now counts as America’s longest running conflict. But new efforts by the Trump administration may finally put an end to that, offering relief to war weary US forces and Afghan citizens alike.
According to RAW, US President Donald Trump has said trade talks with China this weekend had been ‘very productive’ — in working ahead of a 1 March deadline for the imposition of further US tariffs on Chinese imports.
Warren has turned her socialist sights from Native Americans to black Americans. In a proposal that could bankrupt the already deeply indebted US government, Warren says she supports the government issuing reparations to black Americans economically affected by slavery.
Trump had a phone call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan earlier this week. During the phone call Erdogan, who has previously voiced his concerns over the US troop withdrawals, talked strategy and safe zones in Syria with Trump.
Trump has often stated that North Korea has ‘enormous’ economic potential if it opened its doors to the rest of the world. With South Korea — where per capita GDP tops US$30,000 — as an example, the North has a lot to gain by complying.
16 states have filed a joint lawsuit to block Trump’s national emergency declaration, meant to fund the border wall. Trump doesn’t appear concerned though. Having already appointed two new judges to the nine-member US Supreme Court, he has every reason to feel confident the lawsuit will get knocked down.
Trump plans to meet with Kim Jong-un on 27–28 February in Vietnam. The plan is to further discuss the ultimate denuclearisation of Pyongyang, but the US President has said that he is in no particular hurry for this to happen.
It all comes following an interview given by former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe, who said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed removing the president from office in 2017, after the removal of FBI director James Comey.
There are few charges as grave as treason. And for good reason. Acting against your nation is akin to acting against your family. In the US, a conviction can see you jailed for life. Or face the firing squad.
Trump announced on Saturday that the caliphate was ‘ready to fall’ and is asking European allies to bring more than 800 captured Islamic State Fighters back into Britain, France and Germany, so they can be put on trial. He then adds that this will mark the end of US involvement in Syria.
Trump has now used the powers of his office to declare a national emergency in order to see the wall properly funded. And, according to a top adviser to the president, Trump will protect this declaration by issuing his first veto if congress votes against the national emergency regarding the border.