WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s moves on immigration would expand the labor force and increase worker productivity, according to a White House report Friday that estimates average wages would rise over a 10-year period.
After thousands of deaths and months of futile attempts to avoid more in Ukraine’s fight with pro-Russian rebels, leaders on both sides talked past each other Wednesday, with one saying direct negotiations were off the table and another suggesting that the war be settled with a duel.
In this photo by Wong Maye-E, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly known as “Jokowi,” and his wife Iriana congratulate their son Kaesang Pangarep, who received an international baccalaureate diploma at the Anglo Chinese School (International) in Singapore. The president attended Friday’s ceremony after flying in economy class on a commercial flight from Jakarta. At the school, he also posed with VIPs and took selfies with other graduates. Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjojanto said Widodo chose not to take the presidential plane because it was a personal trip.
The United States remains firmly committed to supporting Ukraine as it works to establish security, restore economic stability, strengthen the rule of law, advance the fight against corruption, and carry out democratic and constitutional reforms. The United States stands with the Ukrainian people and their choice of democracy, reform, and European integration.
In pursuit of these objectives, Vice President Joe Biden announced today in Kyiv, Ukraine that, pending approval from Congress, the White House will commit $20 million to support comprehensive reform in the Ukrainian law enforcement and justice sectors, including prosecutorial and anti-corruption reforms. The Vice President also announced that …read more