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  • SYDNEY, Oct 14- Australia on Tuesday took steps to boost a visa scheme aimed at luring investment from wealthy Chinese, including speeding up approvals and expanding investment avenues, after complaints that disclosure requirements were too strict. The two-year old Significant Investor Visa scheme offers residency to overseas individuals who invest more...

  • ZURICH, Oct 12- Switzerland's business elite published an appeal in a Swiss newspaper on Sunday to save the country's accords with the European Union from unravelling due to a vote earlier this year to curb immigration from the bloc. The move could violate a free movement of citizens pact and threaten Switzerland's other agreements with the 28- member union.

  • ZURICH, Oct 12- Switzerland's business elite published an appeal in a Swiss newspaper on Sunday to save the country's accords with the European Union from unravelling due to a vote earlier this year to curb immigration from the bloc. The move could violate a free movement of citizens pact and threaten Switzerland's other agreements with the 28- member union.

  • *138,000 Syrian Kurds crossed into Turkey in past week. GENEVA, Sept 23- The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was making contingency plans in case all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani fled into Turkey to escape advancing Islamic State militants.

  • GENEVA, Sept 23- The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was making contingency plans for all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani to flee into Turkey to escape advancing Islamic State militants.

  • GENEVA, Sept 23- The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday that it was making contingency plans for all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani to flee into Turkey to escape an advance of Islamist militants.

  • *Need for skilled talent puts London at odds with national policy. LONDON, Sept 17- When Efe Cakarel picked London as a new base for his video streaming company, he was counting on its location, capital markets and infrastructure, but also on the city's reputation as a hub for talented people from Europe and beyond.

  • STOCKHOLM, Sept 15- Shrugging off scandal and condemnation from their political rivals, the far right Sweden Democrats have more than doubled their vote to hold the balance of power in their country- cementing immigration worries into mainstream political debate.

  • Border Patrol wastes $17M on luxury housing Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 1:55 PM ET
    U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants in brushland some 60 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border in Brooks County on July 23, 2014, near Falfurrias, Texas.

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection has spent at least $17 million on a housing project in Ajo, Arizona.

  • Tough tax rules see expats ditch US passports Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:34 AM ET

    Expatriate Americans are renouncing their citizenship in record volumes because of increasingly onerous tax-filing requirements.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas urged lawmakers on Tuesday to do whatever it takes to block President Barack Obama from acting unilaterally on immigration, raising the specter of a government shutdown fight similar to one Cruz sparked last year.

  • Obama's evolving ISIS strategy  Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood discusses President Obama's position on immigration and strategy on ISIS.

  • Obama stalls on immigration reform  Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood weighs in on the president's decision to delay executive action on immigration reform and the likely political fallout.

  • Obama to delay action on immigration reform Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 11:39 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking at the White House Aug. 28, 2014.

    President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections.

  • What worries America: Poll  Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest results from an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll on how Americans feel about an entire array of things, including the economy, Congress, and poor approval ratings for President Obama.

  • What frustrates Americans most: Poll  Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    More bad news for President Obama, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, the president's approval rating hit a new low. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest result on how Americans feel about President Obama, Congress, and the economy.

  • President Barack Obama addresses Congress' inability to pass immigration reform, and other bills before summer vacation.

  • Blow to House GOP leaders as border bill falters Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:28 PM ET
    Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after a press briefing July 31, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Boehner held his weekly news briefing to discuss Republican agenda.

    The blow to Boehner and his new team ensures that no bill to address the crisis will reach Obama before the August break, the NYT reports.

  • Social, cloud feel a little bubbly: Oracle chair Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    Silicon Valley is "alive and well," but the level of prosperity depends on the tech sector, Oracle Chairman Jeffrey Henley tells CNBC.

  • Does immigration help US economy go boom—or bust? Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    U.S. border patrol agents detain a suspected smuggler in Mission, Texas, after she allegedly transported undocumented immigrants who crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States on July 24, 2014.

    Among the difficult questions posed by the ongoing border crisis is whether illegal immigrants are a boon or bust to the US economy.