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Critics slam UK post-Brexit immigration plans

✳ Foreign worker to earn 70 points to be eligible ✳ A maximum 20 points are awarded for prospective migrants who will earn at least £25,600 ($33,325 or 30,820 euros) ✳ Twenty points also go to people with an “appropriate skill level” ✳ 20 points for those who speak English …

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Kiir says will not change position on 32 states

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Friday dismissed international calls for compromise with his foes to break a deadlock that threatens a ceasefire in their six year war. Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar are under increasing pressure to resolve their differences by February …

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Kiir back home from Machar talks without deal

S.Sudan’s Kiir returns home as diplomats call for urgent compromise Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  President Salva Kiir returned Wednesday from talks on South Sudan’s future to organised crowds calling him a hero, as diplomats warned time was short to strike a deal for peace. Kiir and his long-term …

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Joe Biden, a presidential front-runner in trouble

Manchester, United States | AFP | After suffering a drubbing in Iowa and bizarrely conceding he will likely lose New Hampshire’s Democratic primary next Tuesday, Joe Biden is under immense pressure to turn his floundering US presidential campaign around. The popular former US vice president has been the national frontrunner …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Election budget shoots to sh870bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY 2021 election budget: Panic over jump from Shs400bn to Shs870bn THE WEEK Education: Gov’t scraps end of term exams , student projects introduced THE LAST WORD GDP and improved health: How sustained economic growth …

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Sanders claims victory as review ordered of Iowa results

Manchester, United States | AFP | Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined Pete Buttigieg on Thursday in claiming victory in the chaotic Iowa caucuses as an exasperated party chairman ordered a review of the results of the first nominating contest. Sanders, the leftist senator from Vermont, and Buttigieg, the former …

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