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Saudi Arabia is opening up its stock market to foreign investors Saudi Arabia is opening up its stock market to foreign investors
- October 26, 2017

With the project, the government of Saudi Arabia, the PIF and local and global investors are expected to put more than half a trillion dollars into it in coming years, thus creating more investment opportunities in the country. The project is expected to focus on industries such as energy and water, mobility, biotech, food, technological and digital sciences, advanced manufacturing, media and entertainment. (more...)
Iraq rejects Kurds' offer of independence talks Iraq rejects Kurds' offer of independence talks
- October 26, 2017

The Iraqi government and other regional and worldwide powers opposed the nonbinding vote, which was approved by a wide margin but did not take place under the supervision of global election monitors. Turkey welcomed Haider al-Abadi, the prime minister of Iraq, to Ankara with an official ceremony on October 25, a first , according to local media. (more...)
Gilgit-Baltistan Budget 2018-2019 Decided Gilgit-Baltistan Budget 2018-2019 Decided
- October 26, 2017

The premier, who was addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Baltistan University, said that he was happy about the university's inauguration as it would benefit the area and its residents for many years to come. "Development work is not undertaken for the mere goal of securing votes", the premier said. He said that Nawaz Sharif had particularly directed that the GB Council budgets should be passed locally and not in Islamabad. (more...)
President Kovind on a two-day visit to Bengaluru President Kovind on a two-day visit to Bengaluru
- October 26, 2017

The President will arrive in Bengaluru at 3.30 pm today on his first visit to Karnataka after assuming the office. Another round of debate about the role of Tipu Sultan in Indian history began on Thursday after President Ramnath Kovind praised the Muslim ruler in his speech in Bengaluru . (more...)
Mumbai's first AC train will run from January 1
- October 26, 2017

These words inspired the fictional superhero Spiderman - and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal as well who today said his recent move to delegate power across all levels of the rail network were inspired by a dialogue in the movie. The fare of the new Rajdhani has been kept at 20% more than the base fare of the existing Rajdhani, giving rise to the speculation that the 20% hike in the superfast trains may be introduced instead of flexi fare. (more...)
US House passes sanctions on Iran-backed Hezbollah
- October 26, 2017

The House votes took place while the commander of Lebanon's armed forces, Gen. Joseph Aoun, is visiting Washington, warning lawmakers and the Trump administration that additional sanctions might have adverse consequences if they end up breaking the nation's delicate economy. (more...)
Yogi Adityanath reaches Taj Mahal, to launch cleanliness drive Yogi Adityanath reaches Taj Mahal, to launch cleanliness drive
- October 26, 2017

Attacking Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan during the 2014 General Elections campaign, Yogi had said if the former can claim the Taj was a property of Waqf Board then Hindus would also not be wrong if they say the monument was a part of Shiva Temple. (more...)
Sushma Swaraj seeks report over attack on Swiss couple in Fatehpur Sikri Sushma Swaraj seeks report over attack on Swiss couple in Fatehpur Sikri
- October 26, 2017

After visiting the Taj, they were in the historic Fatehpur Sikri town on Sunday when they were stalked and harassed by four men. The couple is being treated at a hospital in Delhi. Droz said, "They hurled stones at both of us. When my girlfriend raised an alarm, people gathered around us, but by then me and my girlfriend had sustained injuries", added Clerc. (more...)
Guidelines on misleading ads will be stricter: PM Modi Guidelines on misleading ads will be stricter: PM Modi
- October 26, 2017

Prime Minister Modi had assured that if elected to power his government would create two crore jobs annually but the Centre had miserably failed in ensuring job during its three-and-half-year tenure. "Our vedas have an extensive mention of consumer protection", Modi was quoted by ANI as saying. He has scuttled small business by imposing goods and services tax indiscriminately on all items, including agriculture produce. (more...)
Birthday Gift: Kamal Haasan to Launch Party on November 7 Birthday Gift: Kamal Haasan to Launch Party on November 7
- October 26, 2017

Kamal has been in news for last two months toying with political issues and perhaps wants to hit the political horizon ahead of his contemporary Rajanikanth. Political observers say that Haasan in all probability will float his own political outfit with the help of his fans and supporters. He said all these methods of operating his party have been inspired by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of Arvind Kejriwal. (more...)
Tillerson's visit paved way to strengthen bilateral relation with US: FO Tillerson's visit paved way to strengthen bilateral relation with US: FO
- October 26, 2017

Tillerson's warning followed an unannounced stop in Afghanistan Monday, where he reiterated United States commitment to the country and warned that Washington has made "very specific requests" of Pakistan over militancy. The US also look further cooperation in the broader Indo-Pacific region as both India and the US promote a rules- based and sustainable approach towards economic development, he said while noting that they are joined by Japan in this endeavour. (more...)
It's going to cost you more to play Mega Millions
- October 26, 2017

Lottery officials also say there will be better odds to win $1 million prizes and higher secondary prizes. Starting Saturday, the price for a MegaMillions ticket will double from $1 to $2, costing the same as a Powerball ticket. Mirabito will receive a $10,000 selling bonus for selling the winning ticket. MegaMillions started back in 1996 and today, it's played in 44 states including Kansas and Missouri. (more...)
Gold Star father Khizr Khan slams John Kelly's defense of Trump Gold Star father Khizr Khan slams John Kelly's defense of Trump
- October 26, 2017

More was expected of Gen. John F. Kelly . La David Johnson when she claimed he told his widow that he "knew what he signed up for". "I feel very sorry for him because he feels such a need to lie on me and I'm not even his enemy", Wilson said of Kelly, according to The Times. (more...)
Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (BNS) Stock Price
- October 26, 2017

The stock of Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS ) has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, May 31 by RBC Capital Markets. Equities research analysts anticipate that Bank of Nova Scotia will post $5.18 EPS for the current year. FMR LLC now owns 11,908,430 shares of the company's stock worth $583,555,000 after buying an additional 3,980,450 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) has risen 16.52% since October 25, 2016 and is uptrending. (more...)
Slain Vegas cop's mom dies of broken heart after son's funeral Slain Vegas cop's mom dies of broken heart after son's funeral
- October 26, 2017

Hartfield was off-duty and with his wife at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on October 1 when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire killing 58 people and injuring 489. "She was on the escalator and she had a heart attack", said Ralston. As a result, she fell and suffered brain damage, he said. "She didn't even talk to me [about how she was feeling], and I'm her brother", he said. (more...)
Colorful Display Of Unity Against Bullying In Philly Schools Colorful Display Of Unity Against Bullying In Philly Schools
- October 26, 2017

The program focused on bullying and its effect on students. There is an anti-bullying theme for each day. Eau Claire Memorial High School joined in on the day, to remind their students what respectful behavior looks like as a teenager. "It's a bunch of people coming together no matter what demographic you're from you know race, gender religion whatever and just loving each other and being friendly and being nice", Jack Kern, a Memorial High School senior said. (more...)
Hillary Clinton Swore On TV And Fox News Can't Handle It Hillary Clinton Swore On TV And Fox News Can't Handle It
- October 26, 2017

Bush's reaction to Donald Trump's inauguration speech. But when she talked about Trump's inauguration speech, she told a quick anecdote that has the right wing in an uproar. She urged the cheering crowd to "not grow weary" under the Trump administration, speaking as news emerged that the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's campaign funded researched into the infamous dossier connecting President Trump to Russian Federation. (more...)
Joint Chiefs Chairman gives timeline of Niger ambush Joint Chiefs Chairman gives timeline of Niger ambush
- October 26, 2017

But, investigative journalist Nick Turse said there is much more to this story. After the meeting, Graham told reporters that Mattis said the war on terrorism is " morphing ". Independent of the events surrounding the attack, Johnson's death and his family's ordeal have become a major political dispute. Two U.S. military officials said it is unlikely JSOC would have deployed forces for the search if it was clear at the time that Johnson was dead. (more...)
Voters see President Trump as 'reckless' and 'not honest' Voters see President Trump as 'reckless' and 'not honest'
- October 26, 2017

Other words used to describe the president by most of those surveyed included "unstable" (54 percent) and "untrustworthy" (53 percent), while 53 percent also said they believed Trump doesn't care about people like them-contrary to the talking points that were repeated throughout his presidential campaign and are now pushed on a daily basis by the president and in White House press briefings. (more...)
WINTON GROUP Ltd Invests $466000 in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) Stock
- October 26, 2017

A number of other research firms have also recently commented on CFG . Finally, Veritable L.P. boosted its holdings in shares of Citizens Financial Group by 1.2% during the second quarter. In the most recent session, the stock price hovered around $0.47 (1.23%) between intraday high and intraday low. Its down 0.30, from 1.3 in 2017Q1. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 31st. (more...)
Trump to press China on North Korea, trade on Beijing visit Trump to press China on North Korea, trade on Beijing visit
- October 26, 2017

The demand is expected to result in something of a contest with China to see who will blink first. China's special envoy for the North Korea nuclear issue, Kong Xuanyou, met his USA counterpart, Joseph Yun, in Beijing on Monday, China's Foreign Ministry said, where they had a "deep exchange of views on the Korean peninsula issue". (more...)
As Panel Questions Trump Associates, GOP Launches New Probes As Panel Questions Trump Associates, GOP Launches New Probes
- October 26, 2017

Devin Nunes, also announced a separate investigation into a uranium deal brokered during President Barack Obama's tenure. It is the second investigation launched by Republicans on Tuesday. The lawyer, William Taylor, also says the subpoena for the banking records is created to "punish President Trump's political foes while chilling future investigative research into his actions". (more...)
Kenya: Rerun of presidential election to go ahead Kenya: Rerun of presidential election to go ahead
- October 26, 2017

Although Odinga has backed off from earlier calls for protests on election day, police are expected to be out in force, especially in Kisumu and Nairobi's slums, where almost 50 people have been killed by security forces since the August vote. (more...)
President Trump Intends To Win Over Beijing To Help Rein In Pyongyang President Trump Intends To Win Over Beijing To Help Rein In Pyongyang
- October 26, 2017

The sources told NBC News on Wednesday that the efforts of Joseph Yun - a top U.S. diplomat working with North Korea - to find a diplomatic solution to the missile crisis have all but completely broken down. "Chinese could be quite effective in significantly limiting North Korea's ability to obtain dual-use materials or technology for nuclear weapons program. (more...)
Some Pac-12 teams encountering midseason QB challenges Some Pac-12 teams encountering midseason QB challenges
- October 26, 2017

Stanford is also 4-3 with the under, hitting it in three straight games. Chryst said the Cardinal can not "get too reliant" on Love breaking off long runs to buoy the offense. "In the years that OSU has hosted a weeknight football game, we have taken many measures to minimize disruption and inconvenience that may result". (more...)
Federal judge allows Trump to end cost-sharing subsidies Federal judge allows Trump to end cost-sharing subsidies
- October 26, 2017

Chhabria, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama , added that Trump's order to end the payments earlier this month may not have violated the law. The subsidies were amounting to almost US$600 million (S$800 million) a month. Also Wednesday, the Congressional Budget Office said a bipartisan plan put forth by Sens. (more...)
Brazilian President hospitalised amidst corruption trial Brazilian President hospitalised amidst corruption trial
- October 26, 2017

Temer is the first president in Brazil to face criminal charges while in office. To avoid being suspended and put on trial, Temer needed the support of at least one third of the 513 deputies in the lower Chamber of Deputies. Carlos Marun is an aide to the embattled president. He said Wednesday he did not think the issue was serious but did not provide any more details. Mr Temer's doctor diagnosed a urinary obstruction causing pain and advised the examination, the presidency said. (more...)
Queensborough Bridge closed Wednesday morning due to fire, power outage
- October 26, 2017

It is unlikely the bridge will reopen for to the morning rush hour, Sgt. Mike Garbutt advised in a statement. New Westminster is the only municipality in Metro Vancouver where the electricity is not run by BC Hydro. The Queensborough Bridge as seen from a DriveBC camera. Fire and emergency crews are on scene, and the traffic is blocked in both directions. The closure also affected bus routes that involve the bridge. (more...)
Centre to observe Nov 8 as 'anti-black money' day Centre to observe Nov 8 as 'anti-black money' day
- October 26, 2017

Congress' senior spokesperson Anand Sharma hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded that he introspect, apologise to the nation and demit office for his "reckless decision". "Instead of apologizing for the death of over 150 people and unprecedented strike on livelihood of common Indians, the BJP is so drunk with power that it wants to celebrate the "Demon of Demonetisation", said the two Congress leaders. (more...)
Right-wing: Italian votes 'a lesson in democracy for Europe' Right-wing: Italian votes 'a lesson in democracy for Europe'
- October 26, 2017

However, in the case of Lombardy, only less than half of the electorate voted for it. While Italian authorities are ready for dialogue with the regions which voted for autonomy during a recent referendum, it would be a " complex discussion that can't be done in five minutes ", the PM underlined. (more...)

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