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Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

Health
PHOENIX -- International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America. Students from countries as diverse as India, China and Brazil told The Associated Press they are scrambling to devise plans after federal immigration authorities notified colleges this week that international students must leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools operate entirely online this fall. Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit this week to block the decision, and now California and Washington state are seeking injunctions against enforcing the n...
Pentagon’s top foreign policy official resigns

Pentagon’s top foreign policy official resigns

Business
June 18 (UPI) -- Kathryn Wheelbarger, the Pentagon's top official overseeing international security affairs, resigned Thursday after the White House canceled her nomination for a prominent senior role, Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed. Wheelbarger is the second Pentagon official to resign this week, with acting comptroller Elaine McCusker stepping down on Tuesday. Advertisement In both cases, White House staff are said to have scuttled the officials' nominations for new jobs over concerns about their loyalty to President Donald Trump. "Her leadership in support of the National Defense Strategy is evident in the proud accomplishments of her team," Esper said in a statement regarding Wheelbarger's departure. "She is someone I got to know well over the last three years and, with sincer...
Lockheed nabs $70.2M for Aegis development for Navy, foreign partners

Lockheed nabs $70.2M for Aegis development for Navy, foreign partners

Business
June 9 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a $ 70.2 million contract to support Aegis development for the Navy, as well as the governments of Japan, South Korea and Norway, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The contract funds Aegis weapon system upgrades to the U.S.S. Ticonderoga and U.S.S. Arleigh Burke, as well as Aegis ballistic missile defense and foreign military sales requirements. Advertisement It also supports continued technical engineering, configuration management, associated equipment/supplies, quality assurance, information assurance and other operations and maintenance efforts required for the Aegis development and test sites. The Aegis combat system is capable of simultaneous operations against multi-mission threats: anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare. It was ...
‘I was drugged and flown to a foreign country’: Duffy shares details of rape ordeal

‘I was drugged and flown to a foreign country’: Duffy shares details of rape ordeal

Entertainment
Duffy has shared a harrowing account of being raped, drugged and held captive, saying she was at "high risk of suicide" following the ordeal.The 35-year-old Welsh singer, whose full name is Aimee Anne Duffy, said she was telling her "dark story" to help "others who have suffered the same". She first revealed she was drugged and raped by an unnamed attacker in February, and revealed more details of what happened to her via a lengthy post on her verified Instagram page.She wrote: "I hope it comforts you to feel less ashamed if you feel alone."It was my birthday, I was drugged at a restaurant, I was drugged then for four weeks and travelled to a foreign country. ...
Yes Bank’s potential foreign investors seek tax immunity

Yes Bank’s potential foreign investors seek tax immunity

Finance
As State Bank of India (SBI) firms up plans to infuse funds to prop up the financially troubled Yes Bank, many potential foreign investors are anticipating trouble from the Indian taxman. These investors have sought immunity from future tax demand arising out of notional accounting entry when they invest in Yes Bank, four people familiar with the development said. The tax department can technically question any merger and acquisition where the deal has not happened at a fair market value. “The deal is happening at a valuation that is lower than the fair market value of Yes Bank shares. This would lead to a notional gain in the financials of the bank that would be recorded as other income,” said a person with direct knowledge of the matter. In all M&As, when such other income is recorde