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US Secretary of State Tillerson meets Buhari, speaks on #DapchiGirls

US Secretary of State Tillerson meets Buhari, speaks on #DapchiGirls Critics of this approach say by paying ransom to Boko Haram, the government was indirectly financing the terrorist group and this will ultimately hurt the country. Tillerson in his remark said the United States was ready to help Nigeria especially in the area of economy. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari inspects the guard of honour during the 2018 Armed Forces Remem... [Full Article...]

Iraqi prime minister reopens Kurdish airports to global flights

Iraqi prime minister reopens Kurdish airports to global flights Iraq has lifted the ban on global flights to the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region's airports, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday. Al-Abadi described the move as "a gift to the people of Kurdistan", during a meeting aired on Iraqi state television and added that the central government would also release salaries for government employees in the Kurdish region ahead of the celebration o... [Full Article...]

Flake introduces bill to neutralize Trump's tariffs on steel, aluminum

Flake introduces bill to neutralize Trump's tariffs on steel, aluminum But Republicans also are looking to possible lawsuits by companies hurt by the tariffs as a way to roll them back. "I will immediately draft and introduce legislation to nullify these tariffs, and I urge my colleagues to pass it before this exercise in protectionism inflicts any more damage on the economy". [Full Article...]

Cuomo's ex-aide, guilty of 3 felonies in bribery case

Cuomo's ex-aide, guilty of 3 felonies in bribery case He was acquitted on two extortion counts and one soliciting bribes count. Steven Aiello and Joseph Gerardi, top executives at Syracuse-based Cor Development, were also accused of paying Percoco $35,000 through his wife for help with their redevelopment of Syracuse's Inner Harbor and obtaining a raise for Aiello's son, who worked for Cuomo. [Full Article...]

Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty for Accused Stoneman Douglas Shooter

Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty for Accused Stoneman Douglas Shooter The 19-year-old Cruz is scheduled for formal arraignment Wednesday on a 34-count indictment, including 17 first-degree murder charges. He faces 34 charges, including 17 counts of first-degree murder. In its filing, the prosecution said that, among the aggravating factors spurring its decision, were that Cruz knowingly created a risk of death for many people, his crime was aimed at hindering "any... [Full Article...]

Britain's ego is the biggest loser in Brexit

Britain's ego is the biggest loser in Brexit The European Parliament - which will have the final veto on any Brexit deal - will vote on Wednesday on a proposal to offer Britain an "association agreement" which it says would be broader than a trade deal. For no trade border you need tariff-free trade and full alignment in rules and regulations, at least insofar as they apply to goods, including animals and food. [Full Article...]

Utah police shooting video released

Utah police shooting video released A deputy US marshal, who is only identified a Jane Doe in court documents, fires four shots at him, killing him, KSL in Salt Lake City reported . Dowdell granted the summary judgment Friday and dismissed the plaintiff's excessive force lawsuit. [Full Article...]

San Francisco's ICE spokesman quits, disputes agency's claim that 800 eluded arrest

San Francisco's ICE spokesman quits, disputes agency's claim that 800 eluded arrest ICE spokesperson Liz Johnson issued the following statement regarding Schwab's resignation. I think she could have had other options. Just last week, in Sacramento, Sessions said , "Those are 800 wanted criminals that are now at large in that community - 800 wanted criminals that ICE will now have to pursue with more difficulty in more risky situations, all because of one mayor's irresponsibl... [Full Article...]

Counter-terror cops probe death of Russian Nikolai Glushkov in London

Counter-terror cops probe death of Russian Nikolai Glushkov in London Nikolai Glushkov, who received political asylum in the United Kingdom, was found dead at his London home on Monday by friends and family. Sky News' home affairs correspondent, Mark White, said Mr Glushkov's home in New Malden, southwest London, is being treated as a crime scene. [Full Article...]

China unveils shake-up of bank regulation to rein in credit spree

China unveils shake-up of bank regulation to rein in credit spree The reform plan will be submitted to the ongoing first session of the National People's Congress (NPC) for deliberations, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. On Sunday, China removed presidential term limits from its constitution, giving Xi the right to remain in office indefinitely, and confirming his status as the country's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong died more than 40 years ago. [Full Article...]

Jeff Flake: Trump Needs To Be Challenged In GOP Primary

Jeff Flake: Trump Needs To Be Challenged In GOP Primary So did soon-to-be ex-Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) announce that he was thinking of a 2020 presidential run? "I mean, it would be a tough go in a Republican primary". "I understand free trade is sometimes a challenge". This year, he has given Senate floor speeches denouncing the president's attacks on the media and antagonism toward Democrats. [Full Article...]

Lok Sabha deadlock continues, Finance Bill not taken up

Lok Sabha deadlock continues, Finance Bill not taken up The Rajya Sabha too saw several diruptions with the House being adjourned nearly immediately after the day began. Members from TDP, which pulled out two ministers from the NDA last week, demanded special status for Andhra Pradesh and were seen holding placards that read "Follow alliance dharma". [Full Article...]

Bus carrying high school students crashes into ravine

Bus carrying high school students crashes into ravine Baldwin County authorities tell FOX10 News the bus was traveling westbound on I-10 when it went into the median between travel lanes and fell into a ravine at Cowpen Creek around 5:30 a.m. The call center number is 251-972-6807. The Alabama Department of Transportation announced that eastbound traffic on I-10 was being diverted at Exit 44. [Full Article...]

Trump's Personal Assistant Fired Over Security Issue

Trump's Personal Assistant Fired Over Security Issue He was escorted off the White House grounds before he was allowed to collect his belongings, even leaving without his jacket, the Journal reported. The Trump campaign also announced on Tuesday that McEntee would rejoin the team as a senior advisor for operations. [Full Article...]

Can legislators practice law? Supreme Court notice to BCI

Can legislators practice law? Supreme Court notice to BCI The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that foreign law firms cannot set up offices in India but their lawyers could give legal advise on foreign laws. About arbitration, the Court said that there was no absolute right foreign firms had to participate in arbitration involving foreign laws and that it would only be permissible on the basis of the type of the agreement as well as the sanction under S... [Full Article...]

Elections Sequence - Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment

Elections Sequence - Buhari Rejects Electoral Act Amendment NAN reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had equally called for the speedy passage of the bill. He also lamented that some political aspirants and parties were already campaigning when INEC had yet to declare electioneering open. [Full Article...]

Employers strike deal with UCU leaders in USS pension talks

Employers strike deal with UCU leaders in USS pension talks Widespread disruption to the teaching timetable prompted over 5,000 Durham students to demand compensation for lost contact hours, amid the fourth week of industrial action by the UCU. Given concerns expressed by many universities and UCU about the scheme's valuation methodology, which triggered concerns of a £6.1 billion deficit and UUK's proposal to end defined benefits, an independent expert va... [Full Article...]

UN investigators cite Facebook role in Myanmar crisis

UN investigators cite Facebook role in Myanmar crisis Since then, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar, a Buddhist-majority nation, in an attempt to escape the violence, murder, and rape reportedly being perpetrated by the country's military. He adds that it has "substantially contributed to the level of acrimony and dissension and conflict". United Nations special rapporteur for human rights Yanghee Lee also submitted a repo... [Full Article...]

Trump ousts Tillerson, taps CIA Director Pompeo for State Dept.

Trump ousts Tillerson, taps CIA Director Pompeo for State Dept. His tenure was more than 10 times as long as Tillerson's - a function, of course, of Roosevelt's longevity in the office. While some intelligence officers have said that Pompeo tends to tell Trump what he wants to hear rather than giving him their assessments, others say they have been impressed by his intellect, willingness to listen and advocacy of more robust covert operations. [Full Article...]

Relief For SBI Customers, Penalty For Not Maintaining AMB Reduced By 75%

Relief For SBI Customers, Penalty For Not Maintaining AMB Reduced By 75% For customers in metro and urban areas, applicable charges for not maintaining Rs3,000, which is the AMB, have been brought down to Rs10-15 from Rs30-50 now. While ICICI charges Rs 100 plus 5 percent of the shortfall in required MAB, HDFC Bank charges up to Rs 600 for not maintaining the balance. SBI had brought back this requirement for its savings accounts in April 2017, after a gap of 6 years. [Full Article...]


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