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Australia to tighten citizenship rules, raise English-fluency level

Apr 20, 2017

Australia to tighten citizenship rules, raise English-fluency level

Australia plans to tighten its citizenship rules to require higher English language skills, longer residency and evidence of integration such as a job, officials said Thursday. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the new citizenship test would reflect Australian values instead of the current multiple-choice ...

China's Xi restructures military, consolidates control

/ Apr 19, 2017

China's Xi restructures military, consolidates control

Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced a military restructure of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to transform it into a leaner fighting force with improved joint operations capability, state media said. Centred around a new, condensed structure of 84 military units, the reshuffle builds ...