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Goldman Sachs to Move Hundreds of Employees From London Before Brexit


The Wall Street firm's Europe CEO revealed the company had begun contingency plans to move staff away from the capital just a week before Theresa May will trigger the UK's departure from the European Union on March 29. However, he warned the lender could not afford to let the uncertainty linger any longer before taking action. "Here, we can't bank on them, so we have to have contingency plans, and that's what we've got, and we're going to start to execute on those contingency plans". Read More »

Sri Lanka arrests 10 Indian fishermen


The Indians were later handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Jaffna. The Sri Lankan Navy had arrested 85 Indian fishermen and had seized their boats as well after the firing incident. Raising the issue during the Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, V Maitreyan said 1.5 lakh Tamils were killed in the "planned and systematic genocide" but so far no reliable investigation has taken place and not a single guilty has been punished. Read More »

Turkey-EU relations plumb new depths


Gabriel told the Passauer Neue Presse, a German newspaper, in remarks published on Monday, that Erdogan's comments on Merkel were "shocking" and that "a boundary has been crossed here". "We have to ask ourselves: Who benefits, if we answer with the same sort of language the Turkish president uses?" Constitutional changes are 'a departure from Europe, ' EU commissioner said. Read More »

White House: Trump campaign chairman Manafort played only a 'limited role'

President Barack Obama played golf frequently when the weather and his schedule permitted. That doesn't include his comments on television or at campaign events. "He had a mini Cabinet meeting the other day down - or two weekends ago, down at his club in Virginia". "The president is entitled to a bit of privacy at some point", Spicer responded. Read More »

Pope Francis to visit Egypt in late April: Presidency


Pope Francis says priests shouldn't hesitate to refer people to an exorcist if they suffer from "genuine spiritual disturbances". Archbishop Ettore Balestrero, apostolic nuncio to Colombia, said: "The pope wants to come to meet the Colombian people; he comes for those who live in the cities and for those who live in the countryside and have a different culture and needs; for the rich and for the poor; for the youth and for the elderly". Read More »

Calcutta HC Judge 'rejects' SC warrant in contempt case


Justice Karnan is currently accused in a case of corruption, and the case is before the Supreme Court right now. He also threatened to "restrain the judicial and administrative work of these judges" if he was not paid the amount within a week, The Indian Express reported. Read More »

Calcutta High Court orders CBI probe into Narada sting


Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel called the order a "fair decision" and alleged that the Banerjee administration had "misused" the state machinery in an effort to nail him. When asked about the Calcutta High Court order today, she said, "I will not comment on this, we'll approach higher judiciary". "The Chief Minister should also be brought under the purview of the investigations as it is her party leaders and state cabinet ministers who are found to be involved in it", Mishra said at the rally. Read More »

Iraqi troops push into area around symbolic Mosul mosque


Juburi also linked the slow pace of the days-old offensive to the lack of artillery in the ancient neighborhoods of the Old City, where buildings are too close together and roadways too narrow to support the use of such weaponry. Recent fighting has targeted the centuries-old al-Nuri Mosque, with its famous leaning minaret. In mid-February, Iraqi forces - backed by a US -led air coalition - began fresh operations aimed at ousting Daesh from western Mosul, their last stronghold in the ... Read More »

Singapore ranked world's most expensive city for expats for 4th straight year

The EIU said London is cheaper than NY for the first time in 15 years, and that relative prices in Manchester have fallen so far that the cost of living in the city is now on a par with Bangkok. The bi-annual survey covers over 400 individual prices across 160 kinds of products and services in 140 cities in 93 countries with all the price gathered being converted into a central currency (US dollar) using a prevailing exchange rate. Read More »

Flying squad of drones aids officers


Devon and Cornwall Police is launching Britain's first 24-hour drone unit to help fight crime, The Telegraph reports . The drones unit will help police look for missing people, take pictures and help gather information. Twenty-one United Kingdom police forces are understood to be experimenting with the new technology already. Steve Barry, National Police Chiefs' Council lead on drones, predicted that forces across Britain would follow suit because drones can perform some police duties and ... Read More »

European Union to hold special Brexit summit April 29: Tusk


Downing Street said after the formal trigger, the United Kingdom expected that the remaining 27 EU members would meet to agree their guidelines for the negotiations and the European commission's negotiating mandate. Discussion of the divorce bill is likely to dominate the coming weeks after Mrs May confirmed her intention to initiate Britain's exit next week and then "negotiate hard" for a good deal. Read More »

Iranians to resume hajj in Saudi Arabia after 2016 boycott


The news agency said the arrangements were completed after a meeting took place with an Iranian delegation on 23 February. In 2017 Iran will send 85,000 people to the worldwide religious event, to take place in the fall, the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization said in an announcement published on its website March 18. Read More »

Traces Of Earth's 4.2 Billion-Year-Old Crust Found In Canada


The geologists, who recently discovered the chemical signatures, have suggested that their tool of examining neodymium-142 variation to understand the role of primordial crust to create younger, but still old, sections of the planet's continental crust can help in investigating whether plate tectonics was not at work during the earliest part of Earth's. Read More »

President Trump not backing down from 'wiretap' charge


The British intelligence agency flatly denied it happened. Asked by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) if he or his counterparts ever requested the British to wiretap on behalf of Obama, Rogers said he hadn't and that would be against an agreement that has been in place for decades. Read More »

Bill on Extension of Military Courts tables in National Assembly


The much-debated and delayed 28th constitutional amendment bill and extension in military courts tenure for another two years will be introduced in the National Assembly on Monday (today) by Law Minister Zahid Hamid. He said these measures have yielded positive results in combating terrorism. The bill is aimed at extending the military courts' term for another two years. Read More »

Ex-NJ judge pulled from Fox after Trump wiretapping claims, report says

The judge was "conspicuously missing" from Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings, "an event in which he typically would have played a significant role", the Times reported . GCHQ rejected Napolitano's claims that it helped surveil Trump for Obama in 2016. You shouldn't be talking to me. Fox News gives its analysts much more latitude than correspondents and anchors in regard to what they can say on the network. Read More »

Libyan coastguards rescue 215 migrants off Libya's coast


In #Rome with Minister Minniti and colleagues to discuss #migration situation in Central Mediterranean DimitrisAvramopoulos (@Avramopoulos) 20 mars 2017 What are the details? Interior Minister Marco Minniti , for his part, told the group that Italy will deliver a first batch of motorboats to Libya to patrol its coasts by the end of April or within the first two weeks of May. Read More »

Julia Gillard to head up beyondblue


As a former prime minister, she expects she will be able to bring added attention to the organisation and advocate in different ways. When Gillard joined the board in 2014, she spoke passionately about supporting those who suffer from mental illness. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation director says no evidence to support Trump's wiretapping claim


The committee is set to start public hearings today (Monday 20 March) into allegations that Russian Federation attempted to influence the election and steer the outcome in favour of Trump. Monday's hearing, one of several by congressional panels probing allegations of Russian meddling, could allow for the greatest public accounting to date of investigations that have shadowed the Trump administration in its first two months. Read More »

Conservatives on health care bill: Negotiations are over

He criticizes it in part as too generous to people who don't make enough money to pay income taxes, and has urged conservatives in both chambers to withhold their support for negotiating leverage, citing tactics from Donald Trump's book "The Art of the Deal ". Read More »

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


His comments follow a row brewing between Trump, the United Kingdom intelligence agency GCHQ and the Federal Bureau of Investigation over Trump's claims former U.S. The Providence Journal reported Cameron saying he's optimistic shared American and British values of freedom, equality and justice will prevail over nationalism and isolation. Read More »

Volkswagen CEO not ruling out Fiat-Chrysler merger talks


Fiat Chrysler's Jeep and Ram brands is popular and profitable in the USA, however, it struggled with the car-heavy brands such as Dodge, Chrysler and Fiat. now shows a Weekly Performance of -2.76%, where Monthly Performance is 3.02%, Quarterly performance is 28.81%, 6 Months performance is 59.5% and yearly performance percentage is 50.07%. Read More »

US bars electronic carry-ons from Mideast, N. Africa flights


Only mobile phones and medical devices needed in flight would be excluded from the ban, it said. The airline Royal Jordanian announced the rule on March 20 in since-deleted Facebook and Twitter posts. A USA government official said such a ban has been considered for several weeks. Passengers traveling from ten Middle East and North African airports to the United States have been asked not to bring their laptops and electronic devices as carry-on luggage on nonstop flights. Read More »

Afghan, Indian And Pakistani Artists Paint Walls For Peace


Torkham and Chaman crossings are major arteries for the $1.5bn in trade and commerce between the two neighbours. Zakhilwal said he met Advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz and conveyed to him that Afghan government would provide charter flights to lift its stranded citizens if an opening was not allowed in the next couple of days. Read More »

Zuma to lead Human Rights Day commemorations in King Williams


In a statement on Human Rights Day, the organisation says the public holiday is aimed at reminding the country of the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for democracy. Earlier on Tuesday‚ Zuma joined Biko's widow Nontsikelelo and family to unveil and hand over the Biko monument to the family. President Zuma will also officially handover the memorial grave site of Steve Bantu Biko to the Biko-family. Read More »

Pakistan Day parade: Full dress rehearsal to be held in Islamabad today


Fly past of fighter aircraft of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is also part of full dress rehearsal. Thoroughfares will be closed for the public in close vicinity of Faisal Avenue, Zero Point, Faizabad and Parade Avenue. 26. The traffic police will stop traffic from Abbottabad at Barian whereas traffic moving from airport to Islamabad will use Khanna Pull, Lehtarar Road and Taramirri Chowk to move to Park Road. Read More »

Israeli 'apartheid' dominates Palestinians, new United Nations report says


Ambassador Haley slammed the report as "anti-Israel propaganda" in a statement Wednesday and demanded the United Nations secretariat to "withdraw" the study. official said, according to Haaretz. "Secondly, the oppression of all Palestinians through an array of laws, policies and practices that ensure domination of them by a racial group and serve to maintain the regime", Rima Khalaf, the ESCWA executive secretary, said presenting the report. Read More »

President Trump to become grandfather again, tweets congratulations

According to a pool report that day, "the White House shares that while at the Trump International Golf Club, he has had meetings and may play a few holes of golf". President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe exchange a high five at Trump National Golf Club on February 11. During a press briefing, Spicer said some of those who are under investigation for their connections to Russian Federation, which is thought to have interfered in the 2016 election to attempt to swing ... Read More »

Electronics On Certain Flights To US Will Be Banned Due To Threat

The ban was revealed on Monday in statements from the Royal Jordanian Airlines and the official news agency of Saudi Arabia. The 10 airports covered by the ban include major global hubs such as Dubai. If you are flying Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways to or from Bush Airport today, you may want to pay attention. A representative from Royal Jordanian could not be reached. Read More »

Majority of French see Le Pen's far-right party threat to democracy


Le Pen who campaigned for nationalism and anti-establishment platform, pledged to slash migration, send homes all illegal migrants and impose taxes on job contacts of foreigners. In remarks on International Women's Day on Wednesday, he suggested he would ideally name a woman as prime minister if he were to win the keys to the Elysee Palace. Read More »

Amanda Todd's mom relieved after Dutch man sentenced to 11 years


The mother of a B.C. teenager who died by suicide says she felt "relief and satisfaction" when her daughter's alleged online tormenter was sentenced to almost 11 years in prison by a Dutch court in an unrelated case. In October 2012, Amanda Todd, a 15-year-old from Port Coquitlam, committed suicide after posting a video on YouTube saying she was blackmailed by an online predator after exposing her breasts on a webcam. Read More »