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Brexit negotiations not ready for next stage yet - EU's Tusk Brexit negotiations not ready for next stage yet - EU's Tusk
- September 26, 2017

Britain wants to start discussing future relations with the bloc, but European Union officials say that can't happen until sufficient progress has been made on the terms of the divorce. Other EU officials also gave a cautious welcome to May's speech, but said more details are needed. Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Monday he was "keen and eager" to understand how May's words would be turned into a negotiating strategy. (more...)
Twitter Explains Why Donald Trump's Threatening Tweets Don't Break Its Rules Twitter Explains Why Donald Trump's Threatening Tweets Don't Break Its Rules
- September 26, 2017

The suggestion is that if other Twitter users were to say similar things, it would be perceived as a threat of violence and Twitter would step in and either delete the tweets or ban the user. Twitter said it has an internal policy to keep newsworthy tweets up and that it will update its public rules to show that. "Responding to questions from users on why it had not removed the tweet and suspended the president's account, Twitter said "'newsworthiness' and whether a tweet is of public ... (more...)
Why Twitter didn't ban Donald Trump for threatening tweet Why Twitter didn't ban Donald Trump for threatening tweet
- September 26, 2017

Trump posted a tweet in response to a speech by North Korea's Ri Yong-ho at the United Nations on Sunday, indicating that if the foreign minister "echoed" the thoughts of Kim Jong-un, the two men "won't be around for much longer". Twitter said it would soon update its public-facing rules to reflect the policy. "We need to do better on this, and will". Harassment: You may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. (more...)
Dunford says NKorea military posture unchanged amid tension Dunford says NKorea military posture unchanged amid tension
- September 26, 2017

The minister declared Pyongyang's right to defend itself by shooting down approaching American bombers even in worldwide air space. He believes the country now poses the greatest, most urgent, threat to the United States. "We also hope that both sides can realize that being bent on assertiveness and provoking each other will only increase the risk of conflict and reduce room for policy maneuvers". (more...)
Nigeria, Libya should be included in cuts pact: Zanganeh Nigeria, Libya should be included in cuts pact: Zanganeh
- September 26, 2017

Saudia Arabia is the largest OPEC producer and is widely viewed as the kingpin of the cartel. Rising demand and geopolitical worries had fuelled the increase, along with indications that production cuts by Opec members are starting to bite. (more...)
US Wants "Diplomatic Solution" To North Korea Crisis
- September 26, 2017

The United States seeks only the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the end of threatening actions or provocations by North Korea. Speaking on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho said that his country could carry out a nuclear bomb test over the Pacific if the USA continued to threaten the country. (more...)
United Nations experts urge Aung San Suu Kyi to meet persecuted Rohingya United Nations experts urge Aung San Suu Kyi to meet persecuted Rohingya
- September 26, 2017

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi should personally meet members of the Muslim Rohingya minority which is being subjected to ongoing persecution by the military, a group of United Nations human rights experts said on Tuesday. Klang MP Charles Santiago today praised Foreign Minister Anifah Aman for disassociating Malaysia from the statement issued on the situation in Myanmar's Rakhine state by Asean chairman Alan Peter Cayetano . (more...)
Bipartisan Auto Insurance Proposal Expected This Week Bipartisan Auto Insurance Proposal Expected This Week
- September 26, 2017

Duggan is helping lead the effort to lower rates, because he says prices in the city of Detroit are among the highest. And the package makes sure auto insurers pass the savings on to consumers by making it mandatory. But the Michigan Health and Hospital Association is in opposition to the proposal, according to a statement from CEO Brian Peters. Michigan House Speaker Tom Leonard, State Rep Lana Theis, and Detroit mayor Mike Duggan today announced a plan to reduce Michigan drivers' ... (more...)
MasterCard lists KL as among world's most visited cities MasterCard lists KL as among world's most visited cities
- September 26, 2017

While the report's figure differs from the Singapore Tourism Board's figure, which estimates that some 16.4 million visitors came to Singapore past year, this could be due to the methodology used as Mastercard looks at arrivals by air and sea while STB also includes land. (more...)
Mashrou' Leila fans arrested over encouraging homosexuality Mashrou' Leila fans arrested over encouraging homosexuality
- September 26, 2017

Egyptian law does not expressly ban homosexuality, but gay men have previously been arrested on charges including debauchery and contempt for religion in the deeply conservative Muslim society. The Music Syndicate had been notified of ban the band's performance in Egypt, the source mentioned. The deputy head of the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate, Reda Ragab, meanwhile said it would be taking steps to stop Mashrou' Leila performing again in the country. (more...)
Georgetown Law Students Respond To Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Visit Georgetown Law Students Respond To Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Visit
- September 26, 2017

The letter also cited the Department of Justice's decision to try to prosecute a member of the Code Pink activist group who disrupted Sessions' confirmation hearing in January. "To demonstrate the irony in a Trump administration official advocating for free speech on campus, some students plan to place duct tape over their mouths to represent that the administration has silenced more voices than they have emboldened". (more...)
Croatia jails Serbian-Australian 'Captain Dragan' for war crimes Croatia jails Serbian-Australian 'Captain Dragan' for war crimes
- September 26, 2017

He joined the fighting in the 1990s, which eventually became a genocide in the self-declared Serbian republic of Krajina, where he tortured and beat Serbian police, and commanded forces that were responsible for the destruction of Croatian villages and the deaths of two civilians. (more...)
Madurai professor stabbed by ex-guest lecturer for not renewing contract Madurai professor stabbed by ex-guest lecturer for not renewing contract
- September 26, 2017

Ms Jenefa had reportedly ended his contract, allegedly due to complaints against him. Jothimurugan has been repeatedly approaching her seeking to reappoint him which she declined. She was rushed to a primary health care centre at Nagamalai Pudukottai. Dr S Jenefa, Associate Professor and Head Chairperson, incharge, Department of Journalism and Science Communication, is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Madurai, while the attacker, Jothi Murugan has been detained by the police. (more...)
Skelos' conviction overturned, though prosecutors can retry Skelos' conviction overturned, though prosecutors can retry
- September 26, 2017

Skelos and Silver both forfeited their seats upon their convictions. The conviction of Skelos' son Adam was simultaneously overturned. The decision comes after lawyers cited the same Supreme Court ruling that helped win former State Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver a new trial. (more...)
Army foils infiltration bid by Pakistan's BAT in Kupwara's Keran sector Army foils infiltration bid by Pakistan's BAT in Kupwara's Keran sector
- September 26, 2017

According to the army sources, 7-8 armed intruders of Pakistan Army's Border Action Team attempted an intrusion at around 1 pm in Kupwara's Keran Sector. "They tried to assult Indian Army's Area Domination Patrol but had to retreat after retaliation", they said. BAT also includes commandos of Pakistani Army and terrorists who are experts in guerrilla tactics and work along with Special Service Group. (more...)
Britain may stay in the Single Market, claims Sadiq Khan
- September 26, 2017

Khan also said that he was in favour of what he called "hybrid" shortlists, which would consist of women and people from ethnic minorities, when selecting candidates to become MPs. And you are inadvertently playing their game, you are helping them, ' he said at a Guardian fringe event on Sunday . The war of words continued after the USA embassy in London's de-facto ambassador Lewis Lukens tweeted his support of Khan's reaction to the attack. (more...)
Shinzo Abe faces female rival Yuriko Koike in snap election Shinzo Abe faces female rival Yuriko Koike in snap election
- September 26, 2017

Some 42.2% said they have yet to decide which party to vote for, while 6.2% said they would support the new party being organized by the Koike camp - although this was before she announced that she would be its leader. And she snubbed the Democratic Party as a possible political partner. "We are working on the party's policies, a name and by-laws", Goshi Hosono, a former environment minister who is among those working to launch the new party, told reporters this week. (more...)
'North Korea boosts defenses' amid tensions with US 'North Korea boosts defenses' amid tensions with US
- September 26, 2017

With tensions soaring high between North Korea and the United States right now, KPVI wanted to talk to someone that is in South Korea to find out what the mood is like over there. "This past weekend, Trump again declared war on us, saying that our regime will not last long", Ri said, saying that the global community had hoped for the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang to escalate into actions. (more...)
Merkel strikes reserved tone on Macron's Europe plans
- September 26, 2017

Her conservative Christian Democratic Union had its worst result since 1949, the opposition Social Democrats have been similarly wounded and will opt out of the coalition and, most troubling, there will be a significant far-right presence in parliament for the first time in half a century . (more...)
Mkhitaryan aims for a goal against CSKA Mkhitaryan aims for a goal against CSKA
- September 26, 2017

Jose Mourinho has already lost midfielder Paul Pogba to a hamstring injury, and now his replacement, Fellaini, has also checked his name into the club's injury list. Goncharenko is hopeful right-back Mario Fernandes will be fit to play after he was forced off with concussion in Saturday's 0-0 draw at Dynamo Moscow. (more...)
'Disgruntled Blairites' blamed for Labour anti-Semitism accusations 'Disgruntled Blairites' blamed for Labour anti-Semitism accusations
- September 26, 2017

On Monday, during an address at a fringe meeting, an Israeli-American author called Miko Peled said the conference should be about freedom of speech and "discuss every issue, whether it's the Holocaust, Palestine, the liberation, and the whole spectrum". (more...)
Share Performance and Target Price Review Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO) Share Performance and Target Price Review Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO)
- September 26, 2017

The total value of its holdings increased 282.7%. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $25.00 price objective (down from $64.00) on shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Seaport Global Securities cut Carrizo Oil & Gas from a "buy" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. EQT Corporation had 61 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (more...)
What would the Senate's latest health care plan have done in Idaho? What would the Senate's latest health care plan have done in Idaho?
- September 26, 2017

Recognizing the urgency of fixing Obamacare's flaws, the governors of Colorado, Massachusetts, Montana, Tennessee and Utah asked Congress to stabilize the ACA's insurance markets by allocating federal funds to continue paying subsidies to insurance companies that are losing money by giving discounts to low-income clients. (more...)
U.S. bombers fly off North Korean coast in show of force U.S. bombers fly off North Korean coast in show of force
- September 26, 2017

The news - which is sure to inflame tensions with Pyongyang - came as the US Air Force carried out practice bombing raids in a show of force over the Korean Peninsula. Also in the video, there are scenes of a North Korean submarine-launched missile scoring a direct hit on the USS Carl Vinson, a nuclear-powered supercarrier. (more...)
North Korea: Trump has declared war on our country
- September 26, 2017

Ri, who made the remarks before leaving NY where he had attended last week's U.N. General Assembly, made the statement then returned from his auto to the press microphones to add: "In light of the declaration of war by Trump, all options will be on the operations table of the supreme leadership of the DPRK (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea)". (more...)
Korea & Venezuela to new travel ban, removes Sudan Korea & Venezuela to new travel ban, removes Sudan
- September 26, 2017

Five countries in the previous ban remain under restriction: Iran , Libya, Syria , Yemen and Somalia. The new restrictions will be phased in over time, officials said, and the restrictions will not affect anyone who already holds a USA visa. (more...)
Student Who Died After NKorea Imprisonment 'Tortured Beyond Belief' Student Who Died After NKorea Imprisonment 'Tortured Beyond Belief'
- September 26, 2017

The Warmbiers said they wanted to go on television to set the record straight, that " North Korea is not a victim.they're terrorists", Fred Warmbier said . Fred stated that North Korea should be listed as a state sponsor of terror. "To see how he came home was nearly too much for us", Cindy told Fox. (more...)
Jaguars, Ravens kneel during anthem as NFL Sunday kicks off Jaguars, Ravens kneel during anthem as NFL Sunday kicks off
- September 26, 2017

A handful of teams stayed off the field until after "The Star-Spangled Banner" to avoid the issue altogether. Players and owners united in defiance of Trump who said he didn't watch any National Football League games on Sunday and denied his comments were racially motivated. (more...)
Anthony Weiner must report to prison by Nov Anthony Weiner must report to prison by Nov
- September 26, 2017

The investigation led to the discovery of emails which former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had sent to Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin. Clinton has said the announcement contributed to her upset loss to Republican Donald Trump, who had accused her of endangering national security by using the private server. (more...)
Trump Administration Revises Travel Ban To Expand Beyond Muslim-Majority Countries Trump Administration Revises Travel Ban To Expand Beyond Muslim-Majority Countries
- September 26, 2017

Trump's comments about Muslims appear to be the only remaining legal vulnerability for the ban, he said. "I must act to protect the security and interests of the United States and its people", he said in a presidential proclamation issued on Sunday. (more...)

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