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January 13, 2019 10:36 PM Australian premier plans Fiji, Vanuatu visit to offset China influence

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday he will visit Fiji and Vanuatu this week as part of a push to offset China’s growing influence in the South Pacific. Morrison heads to Vanuatu on Wednesday, in the first visit by an Australian prime minister to the Pacific island nation in three decades. He then will go to Fiji, returning 148

January 13, 2019 5:28 AM Australia to force local governments to induct citizens on national holiday

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s federal government has ordered local governments to hold naturalization ceremonies for new citizens on Australia Day amid controversy over the holiday, which some claim is offensive to its indigenous people. The government is proposing that all local government bodies in Australia, typically referred to as councils, must hold induction 153

January 9, 2019 7:57 AM China Will Allow 2,000 Ethnic Kazakhs to Leave Xinjiang Region as Pressure Mounts

(ALMATY, Kazakhstan) — China is allowing more than 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to abandon their Chinese citizenship and leave the country, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said, in a sign that Beijing may be starting to feel a mounting backlash against its sweeping crackdown on Muslims in the far west region of Xinjiang. The detention of Uighur, Kazakh and other 156

January 7, 2019 10:28 PM Brother of American detained in Russia explains why Paul Whelan has passports from 4 countries

The brother of the American detained in Moscow on suspicion of spying spoke to Fox News Monday afternoon about the surreal case of his twin, including his detainment in a notorious Russian prison and the reasons behind his passports from four countries. “I think Paul’s case proves that truth can be stranger than fiction,” Paul Whelan’s twin, David, told Shep Smith 145

December 29, 2018 3:31 AM Australia strips citizenship from alleged Islamic State recruiter

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government has stripped citizenship from a man it believes is a top recruiter for Islamic State, Australia’s home affairs minister said on Saturday. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said Melbourne-born Neil Prakash had been central to Islamic State’s efforts in the Middle East, was “a very dangerous individual” and had his citizenship 116

November 30, 2018 8:59 PM Chelsea, New England Revolution announce antisemitism match in U.S

Chelsea and the New England Revolution have confirmed they will play a friendly as part of their campaign against antisemitism. The match, dubbed "Game for Change," will be played in Spring of 2019 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. "I am proud of the work Chelsea does to promote equality and tackle discrimination all over the world 121

November 22, 2018 6:57 AM Australia wants it easier to strip extremists of citizenship

CANBERRA, Australia – Australia revealed plans on Thursday to increase government powers to strip citizenship from extremists and to control the movements of Australian fighters who return home from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq. Prime Minister Scott Morrison outlined the contentious bills, some of which he wants passed in the final two-week parliamentary 108

November 20, 2018 12:11 PM Lebanese foreign ministry: will stand by Carlos Ghosn

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it would stand by Nissan and Renault boss Carlos Ghosn, who is of Lebanese descent and holds Lebanese citizenship, a day after his arrest in Japan on financial misconduct allegations. Ghosn, one of the best-known leaders in the car industry, was arrested after Nissan Motor Co said he had engaged 90

November 16, 2018 5:28 AM Billy Idol becomes US citizen, holds flag as he takes oath

Billy Idol became a U.S. citizen on Wednesday in Los Angeles, holding the American flag as he took the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services tweeted out a collage of images of the 62-year-old rock star in the ceremony. “It’s a nice day for a naturalization ceremony,” the USCIS wrote in a punny tweet. “Congratulations 147

October 30, 2018 10:05 PM Birth of a bad notion

Donald Trump is an artist. His paint is division and distraction. His canvas is the country in which we live. And his portraits are ugly indeed. That’s the only way to explain his sudden insistence, days before the midterm elections, that he can sign his pen and undo birthright citizenship, codified as law of the land since 1868, when the Constitution’s 52