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Goldmans to switch 'hundreds' of jobs from London on Brexit

Goldmans to switch 'hundreds' of jobs from London on Brexit We are going to start to execute on those contingency plans. Those plans include moving some staff out of London and expanding in Europe, Mr Gnodde told CNBC , adding that the number of those added in Europe will be in the hundreds "for this first period". [Full Article...]

Trump gives CIA authority to carry out drone strikes

Trump gives CIA authority to carry out drone strikes The official said the Central Intelligence Agency first used its new authority to carry out drone strikes in late February in an attack in northern Syria, which killed Al Qaeda leader Abu al-Jair al-Masri, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law. But the US was unable to fully support the operation with drone strikes because it couldn't show that each target posed an imminent threat to Americans, the offic... [Full Article...]

Arrest of Indian fishermen to continue despite alleged shooting

Arrest of Indian fishermen to continue despite alleged shooting Anbumani requested that India should "prevail upon the worldwide community and propose a referendum in the North and East of Sri Lanka to find out the aspirations of the Tamils Right to Self Determination". "It is really shocking to Tamils the world over that the US, UK and other countries have sponsored resolution in the UNHRC deciding to give two more years until 2019 for Lanka to submit its rep... [Full Article...]

Europe to help Libya as migrant crisis worsens

Europe to help Libya as migrant crisis worsens One ship belonging to Italian Coast Guard, the Dattilo, rescued 1,477 people alone. Those countries have a stake in the accord since many migrants who arrive in Italy pass through its northern borders for destinations further north. There is also talk of a Libya-based operational centre to coordinate rescues in worldwide waters off the North African coast, relieving the burden on Rome , which has... [Full Article...]

Trump, White House pushing back on Russian Federation investigation

Trump, White House pushing back on Russian Federation investigation After he resigned, Trump's son Eric called him "amazing", and Trump himself thanked Manafort for "his great work in helping us to get where we are today, and in particular his work guiding us through the delegate and convention process". "Did you brief President Obama on any calls involving Michael Flynn?" What are we doing to look into that? Spicer asked of the Russians, noting how Clinton had si... [Full Article...]

No more Turkish campaign rallies in Germany before vote: AKP

No more Turkish campaign rallies in Germany before vote: AKP He said Germany was treating terrorists as legitimate actors while calling meetings between Turkish politicians and citizens in Germany "dangerous", a reference to the recent ban in German cities on referendum rallies by Turkish politicians. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis to visit Egypt April

Pope Francis to visit Egypt April The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis will pay an official visit to Egypt's capital city of Cairo in late April to meet Muslim and Coptic leaders. It's after 23 Christians were murdered at a church next to St Peter and St Paul's Coptic Cathedral in Cairo in December previous year by an Islamist suicide bomber. [Full Article...]

Justice CS Karnan rejects 'demeaning' Supreme Court warrant against him

Justice CS Karnan rejects 'demeaning' Supreme Court warrant against him It is for the first time in the Supreme Court history that it has invoked powers to initiate contempt proceedings against a sitting judge of a High Court. This is a caste issue. This is an attempt to ruin my life and my career. According to the judge's associates, the BSP leadership has not only offered full cooperation but will also "participate in Justice Karnan's protest in Lucknow". [Full Article...]

CBI collects Narada footage devices from bank locker

CBI collects Narada footage devices from bank locker The sting operation video was released by the portal on March 14, 2016 just ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections. Meanwhile, Mathew Samuels, the journalist, who made the "expose" told investigators that the management of news organisation, Tehelka, then owned by TMC MP KD Singh, was aware of the sting operation. [Full Article...]

Iraq pushes into Mosul's Old City in effort to capture iconic mosque

Iraq pushes into Mosul's Old City in effort to capture iconic mosque Baghdadi and other IS leaders have fled Mosul, whereabouts unknown, but the militants still hold several other districts of western Mosul beyond the Old City and are defending them with sniper and mortar fire and suicide auto bombs. Residents who had left said Iraqi, Syrian and other foreign militants remaining in the area tried to make them stay. The Iraqi government reported that 180,000 civil... [Full Article...]

Economist Intelligence Unit: Singapore Most Expensive City Worldwide

The report also said that while some of the world's most expensive cities can be found in Asia, it also houses numerous world's cheapest cities. Uncertainty over Britain's exit from the European Union has led London to lose its ranking as the sixth most expensive city in the world , falling to 24th place. [Full Article...]

SPCA raids Langley home for second time

SPCA raids Langley home for second time She said the animals seized included a rabbit, four cats, a greyhound with a skin issue, and a Rhodesian ridgeback dog and her 10 puppies. Back in September of past year, 88 animals were seized from the property. "It's not unusual that we wouldn't have heard back yet", said Chortyk. The animals from today's seizure are now being cared for at the Vancouver Shelter. [Full Article...]

Devon police will establish the UK's first 24/7 drone squad

Devon police will establish the UK's first 24/7 drone squad The successful candidate's work will be split across three counties, including neighbouring Dorset, and will be responsible for "managing an operational and dynamic drone response from nine policing centres". Police in Devon and Cornwall already started testing out drones with cameras in November 2015, according to Sky News , and many other police forces in Britain, to help police football games ... [Full Article...]

Theresa May set to visit Wales in bid to unite UK

Theresa May set to visit Wales in bid to unite UK Stocks trimmed losses and eventually swung higher after the United Kingdom government said British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on March 29 to begin the process of leaving the European Union, known as British exit or Brexit. [Full Article...]

4.2bn-year-old remnants of Earth's original crust found in Canada

4.2bn-year-old remnants of Earth's original crust found in Canada This incredible find is all the more astonishing considering most of the planetary crust has been long destroyed through the subduction of tectonic plates, the earliest surviving piece previously discovered dating back just 2.7 million years. [Full Article...]

Pakistan passes bill to revive military courts

Pakistan passes bill to revive military courts The National Assembly on Tuesday passed the constitution amendment bill envisaging extension in the military courts. He said that military courts should continue to work till the elimination of terrorism from the country. He said these measures have yielded positive results in combating terrorism. Now the clause by clause reading of the bill is underway. The government and the opposition had l... [Full Article...]

Former Australian PM Julia Gillard announced as new beyondblue chairman

Former Australian PM Julia Gillard announced as new beyondblue chairman That makes her the first former PM to run a non-profit since Fraser set up Care Australia in 1987, The Australian reported today . Mr Kennett established beyondblue after the death of two of his daughters' male friends in auto crashes, both of which were later found out to be suicides, and built beyondblue into a world leader in depression, anxiety and suicide prevention, with a focus on me... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation director forced to fact-check Trump's live tweets in real time

Federal Bureau of Investigation director forced to fact-check Trump's live tweets in real time The investigation has been ongoing since July. "Director Comey ", Schiff said, "was the president's statement that Obama had his wires tapped in Trump Tower a true statement?" Among the suspicious activities mentioned by Schiff were the well-timed leaks of information that damaged Clinton's campaign and helped Trump emerge victorious in November, secret meetings between members of Trump's... [Full Article...]

Ex-British PM cracks joke about Trump's wiretap claim

Ex-British PM cracks joke about Trump's wiretap claim The Providence Journal reported how Cameron said not having to hear Trump's wiretaps is an advantage of leaving office, adding: 'Just to be clear, that's a joke '. Mr Cameron went on to claim the Britain and the United States must be "the guardians of freedom, of tolerance, of equality and, yes, of justice". In an apparent criticism of President Trump's protectionist economic nationalism, Mr C... [Full Article...]

Conservative House Republicans say they have votes to block health law

Conservative House Republicans say they have votes to block health law It would also prevent new states from opting in to the expansion of Medicaid and increases funding for the disabled and elderly, the GOP leadership said. Meanwhile, a key conservative senator said White House officials were continuing to negotiate through the weekend on even more dramatic revisions to the bill in hopes of winning over hard-liners who have threatened to tank the legislation. [Full Article...]


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