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German industry urges Berlin to quickly find position on European Union reform German industry urges Berlin to quickly find position on European Union reform
- September 27, 2017

Merkel has said she is not opposed to having a euro-zone finance minister, but differs with Macron on how powerful the role should be. ECR co-chairs Ryszard Legutko and Syed Kamall both expressed their disappointment. It was not immediately clear whether Macron had managed to go beyond slogans as far as Merkel was concerned. Macron's proposals for a euro-zone finance minister and "democratic conventions" were backed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. (more...)
Confederate flags with cotton on them were posted around American University's campus Confederate flags with cotton on them were posted around American University's campus
- September 27, 2017

The displays were described by American University as "Confederate flag posters with cotton attached to them", The Washington Post reported . The suspect is a white, middle-aged male last seen wearing an orange hard hat, camouflage trousers, a pink shirt and white gloves. (more...)
IOM: EU resettled 30% of agreed quota IOM: EU resettled 30% of agreed quota
- September 27, 2017

The new resettlement scheme, to be in place until October 2019, aims to "provide viable safe and legal alternatives for those who risk their lives at the hands of criminal smuggling networks", the Commission said in a press release. Meanwhile, 2,654 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean this year, according to the IOM. European countries are individually responsible for deciding on resettlement numbers so they can not be legally bound by Brussels to take more people in. (more...)
Standoff ends with shooting on Interstate 80, traffic at standstill Standoff ends with shooting on Interstate 80, traffic at standstill
- September 27, 2017

The chase originated in Fairfield and Richmond police got involved when it passed through their jurisdiction, Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan told BCN. The vehicle eventually came to a stop on I-80, and a standoff between the driver and law enforcement began. (more...)
Russian Federation calls on USA to destroy chemical weapons Russian Federation calls on USA to destroy chemical weapons
- September 27, 2017

The president spoke during an online video conference with Russia's last storage facility in Kizner, the republic of Udmurtia, in the Volga Federal District, where the remaining stockpile of the country's chemical weapons had been kept and disposed on Wednesday upon the presidential order. (more...)
Kushner registered to vote in NY as a female Kushner registered to vote in NY as a female
- September 27, 2017

Registration records show that when Kushner, who is married to first daughter Ivanka Ivanka, registered to vote in 2009, he apparently checked a box classifying his gender as a female. His lawyer said at the time the omissions were an "administrative error", adding that "there was no intent to obscure any foreign meetings, including those with Russian Federation". (more...)
Scottish Labour MSPs clash over leadership contest Scottish Labour MSPs clash over leadership contest
- September 27, 2017

He has not backed either candidate publicly, insisting that as interim leader he "remained neutral" in the contest to replace Ms Dugdale. The result of the leadership contest will be announced in mid-November. "But he has now to get elected of course". The union's general secretary Ronnie Draper said: "The BFAWU is proud to nominate Richard Leonard as the next leader of the Scottish Labour Party, a trade unionist who has spent his life supporting the causes of working people". (more...)
The UAE is building a city that will simulate life on Mars The UAE is building a city that will simulate life on Mars
- September 27, 2017

Earlier this year, UAE rulers revealed the Mars 2117 Strategy - an ambitious project which aimed to establish the " first inhabitable human settlement in Mars by 2117 ". A range of experiments are to be devised which will lead to innovation around self-sufficiency in energy, water and food . The city will contain advanced laboratories that simulate Mars' terrain and harsh environment. (more...)
Price Visited Family Members, Longtime Friends On Private Jet Trips Price Visited Family Members, Longtime Friends On Private Jet Trips
- September 27, 2017

A department official said both trips were paid for by HHS and that Price took both on official government business. He's also said he welcomes the review. The cost of Price's travel? So, unless Price had 51 people in his travel posse, he could have saved taxpayers money by flying commercial. Politico moved the ball forward yesterday with a report that suggests Price actually mixed personal and professional interests while taking advantage of taxpayer-funded travel. (more...)
Trump Bashes NFL During Remarks With Spain's President Trump Bashes NFL During Remarks With Spain's President
- September 27, 2017

Catalonians are set to vote in a referendum on Sunday October 1 which the Spanish government has declared to be illegal. Rajoy also hopes the region will "go back to common sense and put an end to this whole story". Rajoy said he told Trump that Spain would increase its commitment by contributing a new financial package to help rebuild Iraq. Trump announced on Tuesday that he will be traveling to hurricane-struck Puerto Rico next week. (more...)
Students stabbed in Bronx school Students stabbed in Bronx school
- September 27, 2017

The 18-year-old was in custody, cops said. The 16-year-old was stabbed in the chest and pronounced dead on arrival at St. Barnabas Hospital , and the 15-year-old was fighting for his life there, sources said. The building houses an elementary school and a high school. A pair of scissors was recovered, WABC said. NY1 has a crew at the scene and will have more information as it becomes available. (more...)
Freaky rituals: Half naked girls in Madurai Temple 'worshipped' like Goddesses Freaky rituals: Half naked girls in Madurai Temple 'worshipped' like Goddesses
- September 27, 2017

The report alleged that the girls were made to stay in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple for 14 days under the care of a male priest, while their parents stayed in the temple hall. "I had to switch off my phone as there was a volley of life threats and several hate calls ever since we posted the story and the Madurai district administration reached the spot to probe", The Covai Post Editor-in-Chief Vidyashree Dharmaraj was quoted as saying. (more...)
US Jones Act trades: The year of the storms continues US Jones Act trades: The year of the storms continues
- September 27, 2017

The Jones Act requires all ships moving supplies to Puerto Rico from American ports be American and American-crewed. Sen. John McCain urged the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday to waive a law that would allow foreign ships to send supplies to Puerto Rico after the US territory was ravaged by Hurricane Maria last week. (more...)
Crimean Tatar Lawmaker Handed 2 Years on Separatism Charges Crimean Tatar Lawmaker Handed 2 Years on Separatism Charges
- September 27, 2017

Umerov, who suffers from Parkinson's disease and attacks of high blood pressure, said he did oppose Russia's annexation but that the interview which prosecutors objected to had been badly translated and his words distorted. Umerov's legal team is expected to appeal the verdict. The prosecutor during the debate a week ago asked for a 3.5 years suspended sentence for Umerov. (more...)
Trump vows 'tremendous big' tax cuts for USA middle class Trump vows 'tremendous big' tax cuts for USA middle class
- September 27, 2017

Democrats challenge that, based on experience with past tax cuts. Meadows said Tuesday that he'd only vote for a tax overhaul if it cuts the rate for corporations to 20 percent or lower and omits an worldwide minimum tax, reduces the rate for pass-through entities - where the businesses go untaxed but the owners pay up on the profits individually - to at least 25 percent, and doubles the standard deduction for individuals. (more...)
Trump slams McCain for opposing health bill Trump slams McCain for opposing health bill
- September 27, 2017

But I fear that the prospect of one last attempt at a strictly Republican bill has left the impression that their efforts can not succeed. There are still lingering questions about protections for pre-existing conditions under the current bill, and those could stop the bill from being pushed through by September 30. (more...)
Pakistan government tightens noose on Hafiz Saeed, extends house arrest Pakistan government tightens noose on Hafiz Saeed, extends house arrest
- September 27, 2017

He made it clear that there were clear limits to what Pakistan could do vis-a-vis Afghanistan. India appears keen to do more in Afghanistan than its already promised United States dollars 3 billion for development aid, a top USA general told lawmakers, asserting that New Delhi can provide additional training and equipment to build capacity of the Afghan security forces. (more...)
Why Twitter Allows Trump's Belligerent Messages — Newsworthiness' Comes First Why Twitter Allows Trump's Belligerent Messages — Newsworthiness' Comes First
- September 27, 2017

In 1981, the North Koreans tried but failed to shoot down a U.S. SR-71 Blackbird spy plane with a surface-to-air missile. The top North Korean diplomat is in NY to attend the annual General Assembly Session of the United Nations. Trump warned North Korea of total destruction and the two leaders exchanged threats and insults. But the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, told journalists at the White House on Monday: "We've not declared war on North Korea". (more...)
Trump accuses Facebook of being 'anti Trump accuses Facebook of being 'anti
- September 27, 2017

The president's comments come after the social media platform told investigators that it discovered that thousands of political ads published on its platform over the past two years were linked to fake accounts based in Russian Federation. Zuckerberg has called for keeping the nation's door open to refugees , and criticized Trump's moves encouraging the deportation of undocumented immigrants. (more...)
Lady Lucan found dead at London home after being reported missing Lady Lucan found dead at London home after being reported missing
- September 27, 2017

Her death is being treated as unexplained but is not believed to be suspicious. "Although we await formal identification, we are confident that the deceased is Lady Lucan". A British court previous year issued a "presumption of death" certificate for Lord Lucan , a ruling that cleared the way for the couple's son, George Bingham , to become the 8th Earl of Lucan. (more...)
11 arrests in neo-Nazi anti-terror crackdown in UK 11 arrests in neo-Nazi anti-terror crackdown in UK
- September 27, 2017

Basu said, "The investigations relating to alleged extreme right-wing activity are pursued with the same level of resource and vigour as other ideologies, in order to bring suspected offenders before the courts". The 11 men were arrested across the country on suspicion of offences including preparing terrorist acts, being members of a banned organization and possession of terrorism documents as part of the inquiry into the banned group. (more...)
China says military means not an option to resolve North Korea situation China says military means not an option to resolve North Korea situation
- September 27, 2017

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, who was in NY early this week, had accused Trump of declaring war against his country. "Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to take counter-measures including the right to shoot down U.S. (more...)
Gales and rain to hit United Kingdom after Hurricane Maria Gales and rain to hit United Kingdom after Hurricane Maria
- September 27, 2017

Regardless of whether the two storms meet, Sunday will be a rainy day across Scotland and the wider UK. Hurricane Maria , now a Category 1, is expected to move further out into the Atlantic midweek, according to the National Weather Service. (more...)
United States slaps sanctions on North Korean banks, executives
- September 27, 2017

The missive came just hours after South Korea - whose densely-populated capital Seoul is located just 35 miles from the demilitarised zone dividing the Korean peninsula - asked its U.S. South Korean lawmaker Lee Cheol-uoo, briefed by the country's spy agency, said North Korea was bolstering its defenses by moving aircraft to its east coast and taking other measures after the flight by United States bombers. (more...)
'Like Open-Heart Surgery.' Barack Obama Recalls Dropping Malia Off at College 'Like Open-Heart Surgery.' Barack Obama Recalls Dropping Malia Off at College
- September 27, 2017

During a Beau Biden Foundation event in DE on Monday, former President Barack Obama shared his heartfelt feelings about dropping off his daughter, Malia, at college . Malia Obama quietly moved into her Harvard dorm while the rest of Boston was captivated by the solar eclipse on August 21. The younger Obama gained global attention at the beginning of the year for joining a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline held at the Sundance Film Festival. (more...)
Steven Seagal says anyone who believes Russian Federation fixed election is 'stupid' Steven Seagal says anyone who believes Russian Federation fixed election is 'stupid'
- September 27, 2017

American movie star and recent Russian citizen Steven Seagal told British television he's personally acquainted with President Vladimir Putin and talks to him on a wide range of subjects, except politics. Seagal - who's worked with various law enforcement departments in Arizona, Louisiana and New Mexico - continued, "I respect the American flag and I myself have risked my life countless times for the American flag and I don't understand or agree with this kind of behavior". (more...)
Dana (DAN) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.18
- September 27, 2017

The institutional investor owned 1,353,996 shares of the auto parts company's stock after selling 73,110 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its stake in shares of Dana by 1.3% in the second quarter. On June 21, 2017 Guggenheim starting coverage on DAN by announcing an initial rating of "Buy". As per Thursday, June 22, the company rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank. (more...)
Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) Shares Sold by CIBC Asset Management Inc
- September 27, 2017

The company has market cap of $65.17 million. HBK Sorce Advisory LLC now owns 31,457 shares of the company's stock worth $845,000 after buying an additional 24,958 shares in the last quarter. The rating was reinitiated by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, November 15 with "Market Perform". The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Tuesday, September 5. (more...)
WADA Provisionally Suspends Paris Anti-Doping Laboratory WADA Provisionally Suspends Paris Anti-Doping Laboratory
- September 27, 2017

The provisional ban will remain in place pending disciplinary proceedings. The suspension going into effect will impact samples that have not yet been analyzed by the Paris Laboratory; samples currently undergoing a confirmation procedure; and, any samples for which an Adverse Analytical Finding has been reported; as they now must be securely transported to another WADA-accredited laboratory. (more...)
Trump's rhetoric about Muslims similar to Daesh: Sadiq Khan Trump's rhetoric about Muslims similar to Daesh: Sadiq Khan
- September 27, 2017

But Khan made it clear that he was offended by Trump's former call for a "total and complete shutdown" of U.S. borders to Muslims - and Trump's claim that he would make an exception for Khan. "I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the U.S. in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for", he said. (more...)

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