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Russian opposition leader Navalny's fraud conviction arbitrary: European Court of Human Rights Russian opposition leader Navalny's fraud conviction arbitrary: European Court of Human Rights
- October 17, 2017

The ECHR's decision in the case of the Navalny brothers against Russian Federation was released on the court's website on Tuesday. They were convicted of stealing almost 30 million rubles (about $500,000 at the current exchange rate) from two companies, including Russian affiliate of Yves Rocher. (more...)
Rising tensions in oil-rich northern Iraq keep crude prices elevated Rising tensions in oil-rich northern Iraq keep crude prices elevated
- October 17, 2017

US President Donald Trump refused to confirm Iran's compliance over a nuclear deal that has left Congress 60 days to consider implementing new sanctions against the country. While there is "no immediate danger" to global oil supply from the Iran situation, it "nevertheless leads to an increase in geopolitical premium, which is probably forcing speculative shorts to cover at least part of their positions", said Tamas Varga, an analyst at brokerage PVM Oil Associates Ltd. (more...)
BJP questions Congress' silence over Sanjay Bhandari & Robert Vadra link BJP questions Congress' silence over Sanjay Bhandari & Robert Vadra link
- October 17, 2017

The question mark on the business dealings of Amit Shah's son Jay and Vadra's alleged association with Bhandari have been reported by the media in recent days. Significantly, Bhandari footed the bill for Vadra's travel just when he was being probed for his role in swinging a jet trainer deal for Swiss company Pilatus. (more...)
Maharashtra state transport staff begins indefinite strike Maharashtra state transport staff begins indefinite strike
- October 17, 2017

With the employees of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) beginning an indefinite strike from Monday midnight, the state Transport Minister Diwakar Raote on Tuesday said the strike was illegal. "We are ready to nominate a committee to resolve issues", he added. MSRTC has 1.07 lakh employees. More than 65 lakh passengers travel by state transport buses across the state everyday. (more...)
Thailand's Sept tourist arrivals up 5.75 pct y/y, strong Q4 seen
- October 17, 2017

Global tourist arrivals in Thailand rose 5.75 percent in September from a year earlier, led by visitors from East Asia, the government said on Tuesday. The ministry expects 9.5-10 million Chinese tourists this year, up from 8.9 million last year, Pongpanu said. The Minister of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, said the overall tourism picture has been positive with revenue and visitor numbers both up. (more...)
Soldier accused of braid chopping, beaten by mob in Kashmir Soldier accused of braid chopping, beaten by mob in Kashmir
- October 17, 2017

After the jawan was rescued by troops, locals indulged in stone pelting on the security force personnel, who retaliated by lobbing tear smoke shells. Meanwhile, as the news of braid chopping incident spread to nearby Kralpora area, the locals staged massive protest demonstration and closed shops. (more...)
Next Weeks Broker Price Targets For Banco Santander Chile (NYSE:BSAC)
- October 17, 2017

One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Finding continued success in the stock market may entail keeping the portfolio balanced, but also finding the courage to get in when necessary, or get out when needed. (more...)
Bronx teen holding machete struck by NYPD van
- October 17, 2017

Police say two officers in a marked police van saw the teen with a machete involved in a fight, CBS2's Janelle Burrell reported. As Rivera scrambled south along the Grand Concourse between the inner and outer roadway, the cop driving the van pulled a U turn and began following him. (more...)
Columbus Crew SC MLS team might move to Texas, reports say Columbus Crew SC MLS team might move to Texas, reports say
- October 17, 2017

Anthony Precourt, the CEO of Precourt Sports Ventures, and the chairman of Crew SC has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday, at which he plans to discuss his plans. Precourt also said any move to Austin has a MLS-approved stadium plan as a prerequisite. Precourt has reportedly declined offers from Columbus business owners to buy the Crew. (more...)
Jacob Zuma reshuffles cabinet Jacob Zuma reshuffles cabinet
- October 17, 2017

Zuma also moved state security minister David Mahlobo to the energy portfolio, Zuma's office announced , reviving debate over controversial and costly plans for nuclear energy. This is a desperate attempt to force through the nuclear deal. It does not require rocket science to connect the dots: Zuma needs to push through the nuclear deal with Russia's Rosatom before his term ends. (more...)
Trump says he could jettison drug czar pick Trump says he could jettison drug czar pick
- October 17, 2017

The reason is that its roots are in legally prescribed medicine. Drug overdoses, almost two-thirds of them from prescription opioids, heroin and synthetic opioids, killed some 64,000 Americans past year, over 20 percent more than in 2015. (more...)
Modi Inaugurates First Ever All India Institute Of Ayurveda Modi Inaugurates First Ever All India Institute Of Ayurveda
- October 17, 2017

Speaking after inaugurating the AIIA, PM Modi said that his government was working towards establishing an Ayurveda hospital in every district of the country. Within the short period of its founding, the Ayurveda Institute has achieved a wide national and global credit. Almost 1,500 participants from across the country are expected to be a part of the programme. (more...)
Jadon Sancho recall a 'disappointment', says England under-17 boss Steve Cooper Jadon Sancho recall a 'disappointment', says England under-17 boss Steve Cooper
- October 17, 2017

We are looking forward to the game", he added, reports IANS. "I just wanna say a Big Thank you to Kolkata for the support, it's been a pleasure playing in front of such incredible crowd!" "I'm convinced that every player we have out here is capable of playing for England in a World Cup and also making a difference in a game". (more...)
Trump's New Talk on US Drug Prices Sends Biotech Index Down Trump's New Talk on US Drug Prices Sends Biotech Index Down
- October 17, 2017

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPAA) had recently fixed the price of drug eluting stents in India at Rs 29600 and bare metal stents at 7260, effectively slashing them by 85%. Following Trump's remarks, the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index - a barometer of investor sentiment about the drug and biotech industry - pared earlier gains. (more...)
OECD says reversing Brexit would boost economy OECD says reversing Brexit would boost economy
- October 17, 2017

The report , presented in London by OECD secretary-general Angel Gurria and UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, said a break-up of EU-UK negotiations and cancelling out the prospect of a trading relationship in the foreseeable future "would trigger an adverse reaction of financial markets, pushing the exchange rate to new lows and leading to sovereign rating downgrades". (more...)
North Korea supports ban on nuclear weapons, including United States North Korea supports ban on nuclear weapons, including United States
- October 17, 2017

The talks come as the U.S. "South Korean action", Bruce Bennett, senior defense analyst at RAND Corp., said in a Bloomberg TV interview. Last month Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged that the U.S.is "probing" to see if North Korea is interested in talks. (more...)
U.S. demands an end to Canada's supply management U.S. demands an end to Canada's supply management
- October 17, 2017

Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo admitted earlier on Friday that conversations were going through a hard time. They later plan to separately brief media. The Trudeau government promised to keep the management of the offer, arguing that the United States kept to their side several of the programs of support to their own farmers. (more...)
Nazi widow, 88, and repeat Holocaust denier finally sent to jail
- October 17, 2017

Ursula Haverbeck, an infamous German neo-Nazi, was convicted yet again of Holocaust denial . Her offensive claims also suggested that there were no gas chambers at the Auschwitz death camp. Next month Haverbeck faces another trial in the town of Detmold, where she is due to appeal an eight-month jail sentence she received last September for sending a letter to Detmold's mayor, in which she claimed Auschwitz was merely a labour camp. (more...)
Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion
- October 17, 2017

Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Monday to deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009 and endangering the lives of fellow troops, a step toward resolving the politically charged case that could send him to prison for life. (more...)
Spanish fighter pilot killed in F-18 crash Spanish fighter pilot killed in F-18 crash
- October 17, 2017

The accident occurred during takeoff maneuvers, killing the pilot, the ministry spokesman said. The Eurofighter-type military aircraft in Spain on October 12th due to national holiday, crashed during his return to his base in Albacete, and 34-year-old pilot lost his life. (more...)
Amex will need to convince justices that its rules help consumers Amex will need to convince justices that its rules help consumers
- October 17, 2017

The justices will hear an appeal by 11 states led by OH that had sued American Express of a 2016 lower court ruling that endorsed the legality of the company's "anti-steering" provisions in contracts with merchants. The states - Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Ohio, Rhode Island, Utah and Vermont - appealed the 2nd Circuit ruling to the Supreme Court. (more...)
Killing spiders with propane torch may have caused fire Killing spiders with propane torch may have caused fire
- October 17, 2017

Officials say killing spiders with a propane torch may have contributed to a Tucson fire. An elderly woman sustained minor injuries when she was carried out of the caravan by her son with the help of neighbors, the Tucson Fire Department confirmed. (more...)
El chavismo ganó los comicios pero la oposición habla de fraude El chavismo ganó los comicios pero la oposición habla de fraude
- October 17, 2017

El gobernante Partido Socialistas Unido de Venezuela , que no figuraba como favorito para ganar la mayoría de los estados, arrasó el domingo en los comicios regionales al alzarse con 17 de las primeras gobernaciones adjudicadas, informó la presidenta del Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE), Tibisay Lucena . (more...)
11-year-old dies of starvation due to technical glitch 11-year-old dies of starvation due to technical glitch
- October 17, 2017

An 11-year-old girl reportedly died due to starvation after the local PDS (Public Distribution System) shop denied her family any food since their ration card was not linked to Aadhaar. Once that is done, the dealers won't be able to provide rations unless the beneficiary's biometrics are verified by the machine", he said .Activists from Right to Food Campaign, however, have a different story. (more...)
Fall in hate-crime trials Fall in hate-crime trials
- October 17, 2017

Of these, there were 81 convictions and 16 cases where there was no conviction. Hate crime convictions are down by 6% in 2016-17. He said: "Hate crime is not tolerated in any way in Gwent and it is critically important that if any person believes they are the victim of a hate crime it is reported to the police". (more...)
NTU beats NUS in uni ranking - again NTU beats NUS in uni ranking - again
- October 17, 2017

Globally, UM has also made its mark, as it rose 19 spots to the 114th position in June this year in the QS World University Rankings 2018. This is the second QS ranking in which NTU topped NUS - earlier this year, in the QS World University Rankings, NTU jumped two spots to take 11th place, while NUS dropped from 12th to 15th spot. (more...)
IS cornered as Raqqa hospital captured IS cornered as Raqqa hospital captured
- October 17, 2017

After allowing 275 Daesh fighters to leave the city, the coalition forces are setting up for the final battle in the area. Islamic State has lost swathes of its territory in Syria and Iraq this year, including its most prized possession Mosul , and in Syria it has been forced back into a strip of the Euphrates valley and surrounding areas of desert. (more...)
Attack on Afghanistan police training centre: 15 dead, over 40 wounded Attack on Afghanistan police training centre: 15 dead, over 40 wounded
- October 17, 2017

Security officials said two vehicles were used in the attack - one truck bomb and one Humvee "bomb" - on the police training college. In Ghazni province, around 300 Taliban fighters attacked the center of Andar district at around 1 am (2030 GMT), district governor Mohammad Qasem Disiwal said. (more...)
Trump to address South Korean National Assembly on trip to Asia Trump to address South Korean National Assembly on trip to Asia
- October 17, 2017

Moon also reiterated the need to further develop South Korea's defence systems. After a stop in Hawaii, Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines from November 3-14, the White House announced Monday . The two met last month on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in NY where they underscored the need to put additional pressure on the communist North so the country will have no choice but to come to the dialogue table on ending its nuclear ... (more...)
US Interested in Talks with N. Korea at Right Time US Interested in Talks with N. Korea at Right Time
- October 17, 2017

North Korea's deputy United Nations ambassador warned on Monday that the situation on the peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment". Both the leaders also agreed to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy failed. Sugiyama and Sullivan also discussed arrangements for U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Japan from November 5, and exchanged views on a 2015 nuclear agreement by Iran and six major powers including the United States. (more...)

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