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USA slaps sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court judges

One official said the list of blacklisted officials was likely to include Maikel Moreno, the president of the pro-government Supreme Court, which issued a ruling in late March stripping the opposition-controlled congress of its last remaining powers. Read More »

Kulbhushan Jadav: Pak Army to jointly fight case with govt at ICJ

Aziz said that the ICJ can not nullify Indian spy Jadhav's death sentence. Former Supreme Court judge who had a newsy tenure at Press Council of India, Justice Markandey Katju believes India did a mistake by taking the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Read More »

Donald Trump calls for help in tackling 'Islamic extremism'

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The U.S. president and the Saudi king, or their designees, will meet at least once a year to discuss new strategies, alternating between the two countries, the White House also said. from seven majority Muslim countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Still, Trump has been welcomed warmly in Saudi Arabia , where he and first lady Melania Trump were given an extravagant reception by King Salman and the rest of the Saudi royal family. Read More »

Centaur Media (LON:CAU) Broker Price Targets

It now has negative earnings. About 159,684 shares traded. Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) has risen 6.00% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has by 0.00% the S&P500. BNP Paribas maintained Experian plc (LON:EXPN) rating on Thursday, September 17. Finally, Panmure Gordon restated a "hold" rating and issued a GBX 700 ($9.04) price objective on shares of UBM Plc in a report on Wednesday, February 22nd. Read More »

GST: Watching movies at cinema halls to cost you more

Bindi, vermilion, glass bangles, handlooms, hearing aids and handmade musical instruments have also been exempt under GST. Only 19 per cent of items will be taxed at the highest rate of 28 per cent. Under the GST rates , sweetened aerated water and flavoured water would attract 12 per cent cess over and above peak rate of 28 per cent. There is also a list of products that are termed "essential" and will attract 0% Goods and Services Tax. Read More »

Tillerson calls on Rouhani to stop Iran's ballistic missile tests

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday urged Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to dismantle Tehran's "network of terrorism" and end ballistic missile testing, in Washington's first reaction to his re-election. "Absolutely not. Our relationship is with the United States of America and it has great leadership today", Khaled al-Falih, minister of energy, industry and mineral resources, told AFP on the sidelines of summits between Trump and Muslim leaders from around the world. Read More »

Netanyahu says will discuss peace efforts with Trump

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In recent weeks, supporters of Israel who back Trump have expressed frustration with several issues connected to the president's visit, as well as a lack of clarity on whether he meant to follow through on statements he made during the campaign saying he would move the U.S. Read More »

ACC Baseball Championship Bracket Released

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Host Louisville enters the tournament as the No. 1 seed, while North Carolina has the No. 2 seed. Louisville finished its regular season with a 23-6 record (46-9 overall), a half game ahead of No. 6 Miami (29-26) and No. 10 Georgia Tech (27-26). In 2009, the teams met three times in Clearwater, Florida, with Louisville winning a semifinal game, before the Irish won in the first final, forcing a winner-take-all championship which UofL captured, 7-6. Read More »

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Is Suddenly Gaining Ground On Amazon

And more importantly, Walmart said comparable sales rose 1.4% at its US stores, the 11th consecutive quarterly rise, and brought in more shoppers than a year earlier, in stark contrast to the traffic problems at rivals ranging from Target (tgt) to Macy's (m). Read More »

Unemployment rates hit record lows in 3 states

New Hampshire had a 12-month run in 1987 and 1988 with unemployment rates at 2.2 percent and 2.3 percent. Two other states, Colorado and OR, also had record-low unemployment rates in April. In March, when state employers expanded their payrolls by a meager 200 positions, the nation added a disappointing 98,000 jobs. In some cases, the rate falls when those out of work stop looking and are no longer counted as unemployed. Read More »

French researchers find way to unlock WannaCry without ransom

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It is imperative that you do not switch off your computer after it is infected by the ransomware for this tool to work. However, the researchers notified that the solution works around in specific conditions, for instance, if user applied the fix ahead of WannaCry threat of locking up their data and if victims had not rebooted their computers after the attack. Read More »

Fighter Jets Scrambled After Passenger Incident on Honolulu Flight

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A man has been arrested after causing a disturbance on an American Airlines flight to Honolulu , after his fellow passengers became so concerned about his actions that they duct taped him to his seat mid-journey. Pacific Command dispatched a pair of F-22 fighter jets to escort the American Airlines flight to Honolulu . The flight attendant ran down the aisle with her serving cart and blocked the doorway separating first class from the rest of the plane. Read More »

Philippines Calls for 'Gentlemen's Agreement' Between Asean, China on Sea Code

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China claims almost all of the resource-rich South China Sea , including islands more than 800 miles from the Chinese mainland, despite objections from neighbours such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Chinese President Xi Jinping explained to him that China too would have to go to war if the other claimants were to become as assertive as Vietnam in claiming ownership over parts of the South China Sea . Read More »

Textiles GST rates to be decided on June 3

Roy of Deloitte said implementing the provision is fraught with risks as its empowers tax authorities to ask for pre- and post-GST cost sheets from companies of their products. According to Harishanker Subramaniam, National Leader, Indirect Tax, at EY India, services under GST may have a three-rate structure. On the other hand, most of the services like mobile phone services, healthcare and transportation which are now charged at the rate of 15% will cost more, as these are expected to attract ... Read More »

Developing: Defiant North Korea appears to launch another ballistic missile

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Earlier Yonhap News Agency said it was not believed to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), citing an anonymous source. It has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the US mainland. It was the second missile test by North Korea since South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office 11 days ago. China had no immediate comment while both South Korea and Japan called emergency meetings of top officials. Read More »

Empire State Realty Trust Inc (ESRT) Lifted to "B" at TheStreet

Wunderlich cut Agree Realty from a buy rating to a hold rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $49.00 to $51.00 in a research note on Monday, February 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.18, for a total value of $507,240.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 7,618 shares in the company, valued at $245,071.06. Read More »

Duterte says China's Xi threatened war if Philippines drills for oil

Such discussions are consistent with the October 2016 Joint Statement, where both sides reaffirmed the importance of maintaining and promoting peace and stability, freedom of navigation in and over-flight above the South China Sea , addressing their territorial and jurisdictional disputes by peaceful means, without resorting to the threat or use of force, through friendly consultations and negotiations by sovereign states directly concerned, in accordance with universally recognized ... Read More »

Bid to revoke Obama-era methane rules fails in US Senate

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From a resource-use perspective, oil and gas companies must pay royalties on natural gas extracted from operations on federal and tribal lands, so the rule would reduce waste and ideally result in a better return on those royalties. Thursday is the last day that Congress has to use the Congressional Review Act to repeal Obama-era regulations. Methane is a known greenhouse gas with as much as 80 times more potency than carbon dioxide and therefore contributes to climate change. Read More »

Pippa Middleton marries at almost-royal event

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Duchess Kate, Prince William , Prince Harry, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were all in attendance at Pippa Middletown's Saturday nuptials to fiancee James Matthews. Kate wore a long-sleeved, blush pink Alexander McQueen dress and focused on making sure the young page boys and bridesmaids behaved - which they reportedly did. Read More »

Trump says he has 'absolute right' to share facts with Russians

He said he chose to do so for "humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russian Federation to greatly step up their fight against ISIS [the militant Islamic State group or IS] and terrorism". According to the daily, the sensitive classified information was given to the U.S. by one of its allies, which had not given it permission to share this with the Russians. Read More »

Buffett: Berkshire Stock to Gain the Day After I Die

Two shareholder proposals that would have required Berkshire to report on its efforts to reduce methane emissions, and divest stakes in companies involved in fossil fuels, were also voted down overwhelmingly. Admitting that he should have invested in Amazon, he heaped praise on Jeff... Buffett also helped finance 3G's merger of the Burger King and Tim Hortons chains to create Restaurant Brands International Inc QSR.TO . Read More »

Jharkhand villagers clash with police over child lifter rumours

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Mob violence continued unabated across India, the latest incident being reported from Jharkhand , where three Muslim cattle traders were lynched based on rumours that they were involved in kidnapping of local children. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 have been imposed in two areas of Jamshedpur , while additional security force personnel have been deployed, authorities said. Read More »

Warhol No Longer Holds Auction Record for US Artist

It only took 10 minutes for a 1982 painting, featuring a black skull on top of a colorful background, to soar to a record-breaking price at Sotheby's NY auction house on Thursday. "I think it just speaks about the talent of this guy". Maezawa is a founder of the Tokyo art institution Contemporary Art Foundation , and when he bought the Basquiat last year , he made plans to put it on view for the public during one of the two shows he holds per year. Read More »

Jadhav case: Pak Attorney General to plead country's case at ICJ

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has said that India's Kulbhushan Jadhav is a bigger terrorist than Ajmal Kasab, who was executed by India for 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Forty six-year-old Jadhav was sentenced to death last month by a Pakistan military court that convicted him of alleged spying and subversive activities. Read More »

Harvard study puts anti-Trump media bias in bold relief

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Tucker noted a recent Harvard University study that found that 80 percent of the media's coverage of President Trump's first 100 days was negative. Trump's coverage exceeded the 80 percent level in The New York Times (87 percent negative) and The Washington Post (83 percent negative). " The Wall Street Journal came in below that level (70 percent negative), a difference largely attributable to the Journal's more frequent and more favorable economic coverage". Read More »

Indian Navy Ship Foils Piracy Bid in Gulf of Aden

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Sharma said on Wednesday. According to a report published by the Indian Express, a media statement was released by the Navy in which it stated that at 16.54 hours, INS Sharda received a distress call from MV Lord Mountbatten in position 230 NM (nautical miles) south-west of Salalah. Read More »

Indian Navy bravely foils piracy attempt in the Gulf of Aden

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INS Sharda, an offshore patrol vessel of the Indian Navy , on Wednesday, foiled a piracy attempt on bulk carrier MV Lord Mountbatten in Gulf of Aden. One automatic rifle along with a magazine were recovered from one of dhows. "The absence of any fishing gear onboard the two dhows and remaining five skiffs indicated malicious intent and possible piracy-lined intentions", an official release stated. Read More »

Fares of Tejas Express to be 20% higher than Shatabdi

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However, as the tracks can not take such high speeds, it will be restricted to 160kmph, RCF general manager R P Nibaria told PTI. "Once it arrives, we will inspect it and make the necessary repairs". The fare for the Executive Class has been fixed at Rs.2,540 without food and Rs.2,940 with food. While Tejas commuters will have to shell out around Rs 2,680 for first AC compartment and Rs 1, 680 per person for Chair Car compartment, the basic fare of Jan Shatabadi train ranges between Rs 500 ... Read More »