DHS Updates Temporary Protected Status For Sudan And Sout...
The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan will terminate in 12 months on November 2, 2018, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced o...
The New Redesigned Permanent Resident Card (“Green Cards”...
On May 1, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began issuing redesigned versions of the Permanent Resident Card (aka a “Green Card”) and the E...
H-1B Premium Processing Returns for FY2018 H-1B Cap Cases
On September 18, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that premium processing will resume for a limited type of H-1B petition. U...
Duterte supporters prepare for Sept. 21 protest
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte here said they will hold their own protest to mark the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Mar...
South Korean suspect in Jee kidnap-slay case nabbed
MANILA— Immigration officials arrested Monday an overstaying South Korean national tagged as an accomplice in last year’s kidnapping and murder of South Kore...
Solano, Aegis Juris frat boys now persons of interest
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has released an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (ILBO) against some members of Aegis Juris fraternity who are now consider...
EPA nominee once helped chemical industry, lobbyists
WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump’s nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments for cr...
Metro Manila hospitals on red alert for Day of Protest
MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) has put all public hospitals in Metro Manila on Code Red Alert on Thursday, Sept. 21, in anticipation of demons...
Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica
ROSEAU, Dominica — Dominica’s leader sent out an emotional plea for help as Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island and caused “mind-boggling...
Zara store owner sees solid profit growth in H1
MADRID —  Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns the Zara stores, says its net profit jumped by 9 per cent in the first half of its fiscal year, follow...
UK leader to press tech companies to block extremists
LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May is urging internet companies to block the spread of extremist material, calling on social media giants like Facebook, Twi...
BlackBerry partners with Fleet Complete with integrated f...
WATERLOO, Ont. — BlackBerry (TSX:BB) is partnering with another company to offer customers a more comprehensive fleet-tracking system. The Waterloo, Ont.-bas...
Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actions
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — With a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparking accusations of ethnic cleansing from the United Nations and others, Myanmar leader Aung ...
Farmers deal huge blow to proposed California water tunnels
FRESNO, Calif. — Two massive, $16 billion tunnels that looked to be the future of California’s water system have been thrown into limbo by a group of p...
Opposition parties grill government over plans to legaliz...
OTTAWA — Three Liberal cabinet ministers came under fire Tuesday by opposition parties concerned about sweeping implications of federal pot plans set t...
Koko: PH should help Rohingya refugees
The Philippine government should give aid to the Bangladeshi government in solving the escalating Rohingya refugee crisis, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” P...
Sentencing arguments for Calgary man who killed wife, bur...
CALGARY — Sentencing arguments are to be heard today for a man who said he acted in self-defence when he strangled his wife and entombed her body in th...
Four candidates vying to lead new Alberta party to face o...
CALGARY — Four men vying for the leadership of Alberta’s new United Conservative Party are to take part in their first debate tonight in Calgary....
Labatt Breweries of Canada plans $460M investment for com...
TORONTO — Labatt Breweries of Canada says it is investing $460 million between 2017 and 2020 to enhance its operations and help boost growth. The maker...
Japan’s emperor visits shrine for ancient Korean settlers
TOKYO — Japan’s Emperor Akihito has visited a shrine dedicated to ancient Korean settlers in a small town north of Tokyo. Palace officials say Ak...
ASEAN human rights delegates barred from visiting De Lima
Delegates of the ASEAN Parliament for Human Rights (APHR) expressed disappointment as they were barred from visiting detained Senator Leila De Lima in Camp C...
Duterte admits: I invented Trillanes’ Singapore bank acco...
The exchange of accusations between Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and President Rodrigo Duterte has escalated once more when Duterte said on Tuesday that Tril...
Burgdoerfer scores go ahead goal as Senators top Leafs in...
TORONTO — Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher marvelled at the play of goaltender Marcus Hogberg following a second consecutive pre-season win over the Toronto...
Lowrie’s slam helps A’s rally from 4 down, beat Tigers 9 8
DETROIT — Jed Lowrie hit a go-ahead grand slam against Alex Wilson, and the Oakland Athletics overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Detroit Tigers 9-8 Tues...
Pelting rain, relocation add to woes in Rohingya Muslim camp
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Monsoon rains, relocations and extortion attempts are worsening the living situation in the Bangladeshi camps for Rohin...
As Syrian war winds down, Israel sets sights on Hezbollah
PILON MILITARY BASE, Israel — With President Bashar Assad seemingly poised to survive the Syrian civil war, Israeli leaders are growing nervous about t...
Girl’s mother thankful Trump spoke of abduction in UN speech
TOKYO — The mother of a Japanese girl abducted by North Korea is thankful President Donald Trump mentioned her in his U.N. General Assembly speech and ...
Recapture of key Maute outposts huge blow to terror group
MANILA — The recent recapture of the Bato Mosque and Amaitul Islamiya Marawi Foundation building in Marawi City has an enormous impact on the fighting ...
NHL crackdown on faceoffs cheats, slashing sees parade to...
MONTREAL — Faceoffs were a group effort and penalty boxes were full as the NHL opened it’s pre-season schedule this week. Centres were repeatedly tosse...
Kansas Revenue Department employee shot in Wichita office
WICHITA, Kan. — Police say a man under investigation by the Kansas Department of Revenue is suspected in a shooting that critically injured an employee...
9th person dies week after Florida nursing home evacuation
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Police say a ninth person has died nearly a week after the evacuation of a Florida nursing home that Hurricane Irma left without air ...
College towns feel pinch from rental sites like Airbnb
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Time was when renting an apartment in one of this college town’s funky triple-deckers or two-family homes wouldn’t cost ...
Powerlifter Kitan wins bronze in ASEAN Para Games
KUALA LUMPUR — Paralympian Agustin Kitan contributed a bronze to the country’s medal tally after finishing third in the 9th ASEAN Para Games powerlifti...
Clinton mocks ‘manspreading’ Putin
NEW YORK — When Hillary Clinton took the guest’s seat on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” she was in a mood to put Russian President Vladimi...
Trump’s North Korea threats leave Asia struggling to explain
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Was it a bluff? A warning that Washington would shoot down North Korea’s next missile test? A simple restatement of p...
Trial opening for man accused of plotting to kill blogger
BOSTON — A Massachusetts man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller for the Islamic State group is going on tr...
Trillanes flies to Singapore, claims no offshore accounts
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday denied President Rodrigo Duterte’s allegations that he has two secret bank accounts in Singapore. Trillanes, who flew...
Ex-Mountie who smuggled narwhal tusks to be sentenced
BANGOR, Maine — A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks across the border is due to be sentenced for money l...
Barney drives in three runs and Stroman works seven stron...
TORONTO — With their playoff hopes dashed, the last-place Toronto Blue Jays can look to personal milestones for small victories as they play out the string o...
Palestinian activist deported to Jordan from Chicago
CHICAGO — Dozens of demonstrators gathered at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday to show their support for a Chicago Palesti...
Asian stocks flat as investors await Fed meeting results
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Asian stock markets were little changed on Wednesday as investors took to the sidelines ahead of the Federal Reserve’...
Alex Gordon hits MLB’s record setting 5,694th HR of season
TORONTO — Kansas City’s Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball’s season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of ...
Latin Grammy nominations postponed over natural disasters
MIAMI — Nominations for the Latin Grammy Awards have been postponed because of Tuesday’s earthquake in Mexico and the aftermath of hurricanes Har...
Mueller team questions deputy AG amid probe of Comey firing
WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as it probes the firing of former FBI ...
Anti-nuclear weapons protesters scale Australian building
CANBERRA, Australia — Two anti-nuclear weapons campaigners have scaled the entrance awning of Australia’s foreign ministry and unfurled a banner ...
Cayetano to address UN General Assembly
MANILA — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano will address a session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Saturday ...
Duterte repeals Arroyo gov’t austerity measures
MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday repealed an administrative order issued by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo which directed the co...
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