Moscow says 27 more Russian diplomats due to leave U.S. in January

Russia’s ambassador to the United States said that 27 more Russian diplomats and their families were expelled from the United States and would leave on Jan. 30. “Our diplomats are being expelled…A large group of my comrades, 27 people with families, will leave us on January 30… We are facing a serious staff shortage,” AmbassadorContinue reading “Moscow says 27 more Russian diplomats due to leave U.S. in January”

Pumps run dry at gas stations in Britain

Petrol stations run dry in major British cities Trucker shortage strains British economy Germany’s Scholz: we told UK not to Brexit Health workers should get priority, medics union says Gas station pumps ran dry in major British cities on Monday and vendors rationed sales as a shortage of truckers strained supply chains to breaking pointContinue reading “Pumps run dry at gas stations in Britain”

Customs & Border Protection ordered to disclose social media surveillance rules

Department of Homeland Security agencies argued that disclosing information on their social media surveillance policies will help criminals circumvent the law. U.S. Customs and Border Protection cannot withhold information on its rules for authorizing agents to use fake identities and nongovernment accounts to spy on social media users, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Government lawyersContinue reading “Customs & Border Protection ordered to disclose social media surveillance rules”

Australia grants visas for more than 100 former embassy staff in Afghanistan, a day after rejecting them

A lawyer for Afghan nationals who supported Australia’s embassy accuses government of spin as they wait for more information about visa approvals The Australian government says it has granted humanitarian visas to more than 100 Afghan nationals who worked at its embassy, a day after telling them their visa applications had been rejected. The conflictingContinue reading “Australia grants visas for more than 100 former embassy staff in Afghanistan, a day after rejecting them”

‘Absence of humanity’: Melbourne couple jailed for keeping Indian woman as a slave for eight years

Judge criticises immigration department for being ‘missing in action’ and not investigating visa status of victim A woman who has shown no remorse, regret or sorrow for holding another woman captive as a slave for eight years in Melbourne has been sentenced to a jail term of the same length. Kumuthini Kannan was found to be moreContinue reading “‘Absence of humanity’: Melbourne couple jailed for keeping Indian woman as a slave for eight years”

U.S. restricts visas of 100 Nicaraguans associated with Ortega government

The U.S. State Department imposed visa restrictions Monday on 100 members of Nicaragua’s National Assembly and judicial system, accusing them of being involved in human rights abuses, crackdowns on peaceful protest and in passing laws aimed at suppressing free speech. Why it matters: The restrictions come amid escalating political tension in the Nicaragua. President Daniel Ortega’s government has detainedContinue reading “U.S. restricts visas of 100 Nicaraguans associated with Ortega government”

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