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Kenya: Caution Urged After Gas Tanker Exploded in Chyulu Hills Kenya: Caution Urged After Gas Tanker Exploded in Chyulu Hills
- March 13, 2018

Police at the scene of the accident said the driver was burnt to death when the tanker ferrying Liquefied Petroleum Gas from Mombasa exploded on impact when it collided with a truck. No casualties were reported at the time of publishing this article. Traffic to and from Mombasa came to a halt and police advised motorists and other road users to avoid the scene. (more...)
US budget deficit rose in February to $215.2 billion US budget deficit rose in February to $215.2 billion
- March 13, 2018

While economists expect the tax cuts and increased federal growth are expected to boost growth in 2018 and into 2019, annual budget deficits of more than $1 trillion are on the horizon. A combination of tax cuts passed by the Trump administration late previous year and an increase in government spending agreed in early February are set to add to the nation's budget gap with $1 trillion annual deficits on the horizon. (more...)
Palace still open to probe despite UN High Commissioner's remarks vs Duterte Palace still open to probe despite UN High Commissioner's remarks vs Duterte
- March 13, 2018

Following the inclusion of a UN special rapporteur on a terrorist watchlist released by the Philippine Supreme Court, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called Duterte's behaviour "absolutely disgraceful" and said he needed to submit himself for " psychiatric evaluation ". (more...)
Deal struck in university pensions row Deal struck in university pensions row
- March 13, 2018

The agreement would mean a new, independent re-evaluation of the pension deficit and temporary arrangements to tackle the funding gap. In a joint statement released today, the UCU and UUK said that they expected the strike to be suspended tomorrow, following a meeting of of UCU's Higher Education Committee. (more...)
Explosion reported near Palestinian PM's convoy during Gaza visit Explosion reported near Palestinian PM's convoy during Gaza visit
- March 13, 2018

In late November, the two sides agreed to hold parliamentary and presidential elections in Palestine before the end of 2018. Last month, Hamas, the Islamic terror group that rules the Gaza Strip, banned the launching of a new television station specializing in Palestinian women's affairs in Gaza, claiming that it had never obtained a license, as required, and that another institution in the Strip was carrying the same name, Times of Israel reported at the time . (more...)
Pakistan, Saudi Arabia will continue to strive for betterment of Ummah: COAS Pakistan, Saudi Arabia will continue to strive for betterment of Ummah: COAS
- March 13, 2018

He said that his visit to Pakistan is something of greater pleasure for him and that the people of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia possess strong relationships of love and religion which is above every other relation. Our sorrow, happiness and destination are the same. The Sharif family or Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz has yet to admit or refute the denial of meeting by the Imam-e-Kaaba. (more...)
Trump may exempt more countries from trade tariffs Trump may exempt more countries from trade tariffs
- March 13, 2018

But the USA does not have a trade deficit with Canada. Allies from the European Union to Australia and Japan have said they'll seek exemptions and dismissed the national security concerns that the us invoked to justify the tariffs. For now, Canada and Mexico will remain exempted from those tariffs, which have been rejected in and out of the United States since they were announced by the president a week ago. (more...)
Top Republican slams Trump tariff move
- March 13, 2018

Of course, when Trump follows through with the tariff threat, he could imperil the future of the US auto industry, which President Obama pulled back from the brink of collapse . "I do", Flake of Arizona responded Sunday when asked if Trump needs an opponent from the right. "If there's a trade war and in response, tariffs are raised, that could even push down our supply in steel because it pushes down the demand", Professor Dempsey added. (more...)
Thomson Reuters Will Track Bitcoin Market Chatter To Assist Traders Thomson Reuters Will Track Bitcoin Market Chatter To Assist Traders
- March 13, 2018

On the other side of the coin, a significant amount of positive press for cryptos was attributed to the substantial spending spree of late December. Launched in 2012, Thomson Reuters MarketPsych Indices analyze news and social media in real time across 2,000 top global news sites and 800 global financial social media sites. (more...)
Govt introduces Fugitive Economic offenders Bill in Lok Sabha Govt introduces Fugitive Economic offenders Bill in Lok Sabha
- March 13, 2018

The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018 will be applicable for all offences where the monetary value exceeds Rs100 crore. The government managed to introduce in the Lok Sabha a Bill seeking to amend the Chit Fund Act known as the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018 that would enable the government to confiscate the property of those absconding from the law under economic offences. (more...)
The Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc (SC) Shares Sold by Thrivent Financial For Lutherans
- March 13, 2018

Fir Tree Inc who had been investing in Santander Consumer Usa Hdg I for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.26B market cap company. Fraccaro Michael sold $856,027 worth of stock. About 362,590 shares traded. Bp Plc, which manages about $2.82 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) by 7,000 shares to 90,000 shares, valued at $9.22 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (more...)
Japan's Kono, S. Korea envoy agree to keep pressure on N. Korea Japan's Kono, S. Korea envoy agree to keep pressure on N. Korea
- March 13, 2018

We have accepted their invitation on the three promises that they made, and were going to move forward in this process", she said. If Trump bothered to talk to North Korea experts, he would undoubtedly learn that Kim's regime is pursuing its age-old aim of pushing US forces off the Korean Peninsula, enabling Pyongyang to militarily coerce Seoul into unification on the North's terms: extending its Stalinist dictatorship across the entire peninsula. (more...)
Flake Introduces Bill to Nullify Trump Tariffs Flake Introduces Bill to Nullify Trump Tariffs
- March 13, 2018

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., listens to a question from a reporter before a Senate procedural vote to reopen the government, Monday Jan. 22, 2018, on day three of the government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington. "The UAE's superior aluminium product is in high demand for USA aerospace and defence products", he said, and close bilateral ties will help initiate "quiet dialogue on the commerce and diplomatic levels to mitigate this". (more...)
Logan Capital Management Inc. Grows Holdings in Fastenal
- March 13, 2018

The stock decreased 1.43% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $58.65. Wellington Grp Llp owns 8.24M shares. It has outperformed by 1.87% the S&P500. Vanguard Gru accumulated 0.07% or 31.82 million shares. The New York-based Amalgamated Natl Bank has invested 0.05% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). (more...)
China votes to allow Xi Jinping to rule for life China votes to allow Xi Jinping to rule for life
- March 13, 2018

The CPC National Congress, China's most important political event in which the party's leadership is decided and policies are set for the next five years, did not elect any member of the Politburo Standing Committee qualified to succeed Xi as head of state. (more...)
Coincheck to start repaying customers after digital money heist Coincheck to start repaying customers after digital money heist
- March 13, 2018

Coincheck said last week it would repay about ¥46 billion ($431.6 million) to investors who lost digital money in the hack, which was one of the biggest of digital money ever. According to Nikkei Asia Review , the cause of the breach, as identified by Coincheck previously, was a form of malware that had infected the company's internal computer systems. (more...)
S.Korean envoy briefs Japan officials S.Korean envoy briefs Japan officials
- March 13, 2018

Chung led Moon's special envoys to the North and the U.S. He is set to visit Russian Federation to share the outcome of the trips. Four days after the surprise announcement that President Trump had agreed to meet the North's Kim Jong Un by May, Washington has yet to hear directly from Pyongyang on the invitation extended by Kim via South Korean intermediaries. (more...)
Russian Federation to service Iran's air defense systems Russian Federation to service Iran's air defense systems
- March 13, 2018

Russian military export authorities are to set up a post-sales service center in Iran to maintain the operational capability of S-300 air defense systems purchased by the Islamic Republic from Russia, Al-Masdar News reports. "We are grateful to the military and political leadership of Indonesia for their firm position, which they have not been afraid to state openly, including to American partners, the presidential aide said, adding that pressure on Indonesia "was huge". (more...)
Pub Attack: Court acquits all the 26 accused Pub Attack: Court acquits all the 26 accused
- March 13, 2018

While Prasad Attavar was arrested along with his associated within a few hours of the incident, Sri Rama Sene leader Pramod Muthalik was arrested after a few days. Following the attack, Amnesia was closed down. Under the name of "Moral Policing" Sri Rama Sene had attacked the pub alleging that the customers in the Pub, including women, were allowed to behave indecently against the Indian culture and thrashed those who were in the hotel. (more...)
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Kabul US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Kabul
- March 13, 2018

But Mattis said some insurgent leaders have expressed an interest in discussions. Before landing, Mattis told reporters that the U.S. had picked up signs of readiness from some groups of Taliban insurgents to enter into possible peace talks with the government in Kabul . (more...)
SC asks Bar Council for its stand on lawmakers practising as lawyers SC asks Bar Council for its stand on lawmakers practising as lawyers
- March 13, 2018

The court, while slating the hearing for April 23, asked for BCI's perception of the rules as the body's main function is to regulate the legal profession and legal education in the country.It is estimated that more than 500 lawmakers practise as lawyers. (more...)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's advisor VK Jain resigns Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's advisor VK Jain resigns
- March 13, 2018

The board is chaired by Mr Kejriwal. The Delhi Police then submitted Jain's statement at a city court, which said that he had gone to the washroom during the meeting and as he came out he saw the two AAP MLAs "physically assaulting" the Chief Secretary. (more...)
Uber driver arrested after molestation attempt on Delhi woman Uber driver arrested after molestation attempt on Delhi woman
- March 13, 2018

According to reports, when the woman got into the cab, the first thing she noticed was that the vehicle did not have a yellow number plate. A Delhi woman was locked and threatened by a Uber driver in the capital on Friday. He was driving the cab despite not being registered with Uber. It was also found that that the vehicle did not have a commercial number plate, the officer added. (more...)
West Indies to play 3 T20s in Karachi next month West Indies to play 3 T20s in Karachi next month
- March 13, 2018

The result means Karachi Kings remain in third position with nine points, while Lahore remain rooted to the bottom. Sparkling performances by Babar Azam (61 off 49) and Lendl Simmons (55 off 39) led Kings to score a competitive total. Shahid Afridi hit the last ball of the over for six, but by then it was already too late for Karachi. The south Asian country has remained largely starved of global cricket since the 2009 attacks on a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore, wounding ... (more...)
Gov. Cuomo tours NYCHA complex today Gov. Cuomo tours NYCHA complex today
- March 13, 2018

A week before Cuomo's interview on NY1, the elected representatives of NYCHA tenants sued the housing authority , alleging "years and neglect" and "systemic violations of the law". "He and some folks are conflating the notion of an emergency declaration with some magic cure-all, and that somehow by issuing an emergency declaration that, in essence, gives us the money he was supposed to give us a year-and-a-half ago, plus gives us what we've already asked for, for four years, which is ... (more...)
Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. Decreases Stake in Kilroy Realty Corp (KRC)
- March 13, 2018

About 1.25 million shares traded or 33.65% up from the average. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has declined 31.18% since March 11, 2017 and is downtrending. Wainwright with "Hold" on Thursday, October 26. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 11,327 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $806,000 after purchasing an additional 797 shares during the period. (more...)
Sarb to hold briefing on VBS Mutual Bank Sarb to hold briefing on VBS Mutual Bank
- March 13, 2018

In 2016, the bank was thrust into the spotlight when it provided a R7.8 million ($660,000) loan to former president Jacob Zuma to reimburse the state for upgrades to his personal home - one of many scandals that plagued his administration. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests CEO who allegedly sold modded phones to criminals Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests CEO who allegedly sold modded phones to criminals
- March 13, 2018

Crucially, the complaint alleges that Ramos and Phantom were not simply incidental to a crime, like Apple might be when a criminal uses an iPhone, but that the company was specifically created to facilitate criminal activity. Vincent Ramos, 41, the chief executive of Vancouver-based Phantom Secure, was taken into custody in California last week after a global investigation involving the Australian Federal Police and the seizure of shipments of cocaine from the USA to Australia. (more...)
Lok Sabha adjourned till noon Lok Sabha adjourned till noon
- March 13, 2018

Since the Finance Bill is a Money Bill, it requires the approval of only the Lok Sabha . However, Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha PJ Kurien, who was in the Chair, said the House needs to be in order first. He questioned the provision of seizing assets of an accused before he was proved guilty. There was no let up in protests in the Lok Sabha as members from principal opposition Congress carrying placards against government rushed to the well of the House as soon as the day's ... (more...)
No new defence agreement underway with US: Turnbull
- March 13, 2018

On Friday, Mr. Trump tweeted that he had spoken with Turnbull over the phone and that he was "committed to having a very fair and reciprocal military and trade relationship". While Canberra negotiated its way out of the 25 per cent tariff on steel sold to the USA, some Wollongong workers are now anxious other countries will dump their previously American-bound metal in Australia. (more...)

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