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Greece, France sign development bank deal

Greece, France sign development bank deal In the historic speech Thursday on the Pnyx hill in Athens - the founding place of democracy - Macron emphasized the cultural ties that bind Greece and France together, and spelled out his idea for a more cohesive euro zone, warning that "sovereignty, democracy and trust" are all "in danger". [Full Article...]

Amazon Opens Search for Second Headquarters City in North America

Amazon Opens Search for Second Headquarters City in North America The company stated it is seeking a location with "a stable and business-friendly environment" where there's good "potential to attract and retain strong technical talent". The new project will not be a satellite office. Company founder Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post newspaper and the private space exploration firm Blue Origin, briefly overtook Bill Gates as the world's richest individu... [Full Article...]

Mamata Banerjee joins journalists to slam killing of Gauri Lankesh

Mamata Banerjee joins journalists to slam killing of Gauri Lankesh One of India's most prominent journalists was shot dead on Tuesday by unidentified attackers at her home in the city of Bangalaru. Chennai journalists gathered at the Press Club to condemn the murder. Club Secretary Dharmendra Jore said the Club had requested the Karnataka government to order a CBI investigation into the killing and demanded efforts to ensure that the "masterminds and the foot-s... [Full Article...]

Vandeweghe dethrones No.1 Pliskova in US Open QF

Vandeweghe dethrones No.1 Pliskova in US Open QF American veteran Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens have already set up an all-American semifinal in the bottom half in the previous day. Vandeweghe had said beforehand that it would be a match of "first-strike" tennis between two of the best servers and biggest hitters in the game, and the American proved the more clinical. [Full Article...]

Intel Scores Victory (For Now) In Fight Against $1.3 Billion Fine

Intel Scores Victory (For Now) In Fight Against $1.3 Billion Fine Robert Eriksson , a competition law expert at Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, said: "It would be a significant blow for the Commission if the General Court in its re-examination of the case finds that the Commission made errors in its analysis, as it is a major precedent as regards what types of rebates are abusive". [Full Article...]

Stanley Fischer steps down as Fed vice chairman

Stanley Fischer steps down as Fed vice chairman He is married with three adult children. "He represented the Board internationally with distinction and led our efforts to foster financial stability", she added. Fischer, who was born in Zambia in 1943, received his undergraduate and master's degrees from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D.in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he would go on to become a profe... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation bought political ads from Facebook during the election, company says

Russian Federation bought political ads from Facebook during the election, company says While the "vast majority" of those ads didn't reference any specific presidential candidate, or even the election itself, Stamos explained that the Russian ads that Facebook uncovered were created to amplify hot-button social and political issues, such as LGBT rights, race, immigration and gun rights. [Full Article...]

Myanmar Diaries: Modi and Aung San Suu Kyi promise "comprehensive partnership"

Myanmar Diaries: Modi and Aung San Suu Kyi promise Kiren Rijiju reiterated that Rohingyas living in India are illegal immigrants and the deportation has to be done through the legal process. Two new reports suggest that violence in western Myanmar fueled by tensions between the Buddhist ethnic Rakhine community and Rohingya Muslims both reflects and reinforces broader anti-Muslim sentiment, and could result in more violence in the country. [Full Article...]

Redskins' Su'a Cravens reportedly pondering retirement at 22

Redskins' Su'a Cravens reportedly pondering retirement at 22 The 22-year-old Cravens, Washington's expected starter at strong safety, has been out since August 15 following knee surgery to fix a torn meniscus, but was expected to return to practice this week to prepare for the season opener September 10 against Philadelphia. [Full Article...]

North Korea Defies Trump, Carries Out its Most Powerful Nuclear Test Yet

North Korea Defies Trump, Carries Out its Most Powerful Nuclear Test Yet Finally, in a radio broadcast that had been trailed as a "major announcement", North Korean state media confirmed this was no natural disaster. The test came after images of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un speaking with his lieutenants while looking at what appeared to be a silver bomb. [Full Article...]

N. Korea Close to Long Range Missile Capability

N. Korea Close to Long Range Missile Capability Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan earlier this week, causing alarm across the world and deep reflection from North Korea's neighbours on whether they are prepared to cope with a potentially devastating clash of arms. China repeated a call on Thursday for restraint by all parties. The bombing exercise came as the United States and South Korea wrapped up their annual Ulchi Freedom Gua... [Full Article...]

State Department Hits Back At Russia For Kicking Out US Diplomats

State Department Hits Back At Russia For Kicking Out US Diplomats Russia's foreign ministry has accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation of planning a search of its San Francisco consulate on Saturday, after ordering its closure Thursday. The abrupt facility closure is just the latest in a series of tense diplomatic moves between the two nations, following reports of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 American presidential election, reports CNN. [Full Article...]

United States is putting together sanctions against North Korea, Mnuchin says

United States is putting together sanctions against North Korea, Mnuchin says The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has asked Congress for an initial $7.85 billion for recovery efforts, which Abbott called a "down payment". Members of Congress were then expected to resolve the debt ceiling issue. "The Harvey relief would pass on its own, and to use that as a vehicle to get people to vote for a debt ceiling is not appropriate", Meadows said in an interview... [Full Article...]

North Korea declares H-bomb test 'a flawless success'

North Korea declares H-bomb test 'a flawless success' The blast, which came almost a year after the North's fifth nuclear test, appeared to be the most powerful yet, according to South Korea's weather agency. It is seeking to develop a nuclear weapon small enough to be mounted on an ICBM. Any potential United States move for military action, however, would prompt resistance from the Moon Jae-in government, which has been calling for dialogue as a... [Full Article...]

9 new ministers join Modi govt; 4 elevated as Cabinet mins

9 new ministers join Modi govt; 4 elevated as Cabinet mins The exit of Prabhu from the railways came after last months Muzaffarnagar train accident that claimed 23 lives. "We are working towards forming a new India which will be the India for the poor and weaker sections", Naqvi said after he was sworn-in as a Union Minister in the morning. [Full Article...]

NASA's space champ returns to Earth, logs 665 days aloft

NASA's space champ returns to Earth, logs 665 days aloft The crew will participate in standard post-flight medical evaluations. As a result of the impacts of Hurricane Harvey, NASA is reviewing return plans to Houston. She launched on November 17 with 377 days in space already under her belt, and on April 24 broke Jeff Williams' standing U.S. record of 534 cumulative days in space. [Full Article...]

Trump, Moon agree to increase Seoul's missile capabilities over South Korean threats

Trump, Moon agree to increase Seoul's missile capabilities over South Korean threats The possibility of abandoning the agreement has alarmed economists and some members of the president's own party who fear that such a move would force South Korea to block American manufacturers and farmers from a lucrative market. The two countries agreed to the cap as part of a commitment to a voluntary global arms-control pact known as the Missile Technology Control Regime, aimed at limiting ... [Full Article...]

Gas Prices Are Going Way Up in Mississauga

Gas Prices Are Going Way Up in Mississauga Marie days before the long weekend and as of Friday at around 5:30 p.m. prices were as high as 135.9 cents per litre. Across Canada, gas prices are up an average of 9.5 cents compared with last week. That, in turn, would reduce supplies and drive up prices in Western Canada. "And simply because buyers in the States would be looking to Canada for supply, we're seeing higher wholesale prices in Ea... [Full Article...]

TN student who fought against NEET kills self

TN student who fought against NEET kills self Barely a week after the Supreme Court denied any exemption for Tamil Nadu from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET ), 19-year-old girl Anitha, who led the fight against the new format for medical admissions, committed suicide at her residence, allegedly because she was unable to get a medical seat. [Full Article...]

Caixin China manufacturing PMI for August is 51.6, topping expectations

Caixin China manufacturing PMI for August is 51.6, topping expectations United Kingdom manufacturing activity surged in August, according to data released by IHS Markit Friday, with sentiment among businesses across the industry hitting a three year peak during the recent month. "Alongside the weight of good news, the recent lift in the value of the Australian dollar is dampening the outlook for sales growth both in export and the domestic markets". [Full Article...]


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