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Samsung Electronics says it did not provide any illegal financial support


Local funds investing in stocks of Samsung Group units have pulled off stellar performances this year on a surge in top-cap Samsung Electronics Co., far outperforming the overall stock market, data showed Friday. The company has been under pressure from investors to simplify its ownership structure. Prosecutors accuse Lee of bribing a confidante of former president Park Geun-hye in return for the government backing of a 2015 merger that helped him tighten control over the South Korean ... Read More »

250 migrants feared dead in new Mediterranean boat tragedy


They had drowned, apparently in the 24 hours prior to being discovered early on Thursday morning. However, given the fact that those type of rubber dinghies are usually crammed with 120-130 people, we fear that the actual death toll might be much higher and that dozens more people might have perished in this incident. Read More »

Deutsche Bank commits to London with new United Kingdom headquarters


FTSE 100-listed property group Land Securities Group PLC on Friday confirmed it is in talks with Deutsche Bank AG over a pre-let for its Moorfield development in the City of London, but said no deal has yet been signed. "The move underlines the bank's commitment to the City of London and the importance it attaches to being an employer of choice in the capital", the memo, sent by Garth Ritchie, Deutsche Bank's United Kingdom chief executive and head of its corporate and investment bank, said. Read More »

Hatfield Easter egg hunt set for return


However, fear not as at this Easter Egg Hunt, everyone's a victor and will receive a delicious Cadbury Easter egg on completion of the trail! "Everyone always thinks of Easter egg hunts as being early morning activities", said Laura McCoy, nature programs supervisor for the Park District. Read More »

White supremacist's church burns down in North Dakota


The state fire marshal is expected to investigate Thursday. According to CNN , a fire destroyed the North Dakota church until only the steeple was left. "I just want to insert that it's a terroristic attack", Cobb told KVRR . After pleading guilty to felony terrorizing, a court ordered him to vacate Leith. Read More »

White House: Trump Is Done Negotiating; If House Bill Fails, Obamacare Remains


Ryan briefly spoke to reporters after the meeting. New York Republicans like Collins have won a concession on taxes for their constituents, and have since shifted to "yes". Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said the compromise involves giving states the power to do away with these benefits, rather than doing it at the federal level. Read More »

Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi Suggest Donald Trump Should Apologize to Obama

Can Donald Trump Be Impeached Just Because Of A Tweet? "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory". "The bottom line is nobody wiretapped your ass", exclaimed Goldberg. It's unlikely that Obama will receive an apology from Trump-especially after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., revealed that information about Trump's team was "incidentally collected" during a surveillance of foreign associates staying in ... Read More »

Suspect In London Attack Identified As Khalid Masood

Police say they believe Masood drove a rental vehicle into pedestrians walking on Westminster Bridge, near the British Parliament. Initially, Prime Minister Theresa May claimed that the killer was a British citizen and he had been investigated by the MI5 over violent extremism and she added that the attacker was known to the police and she vowed that they are not afraid and their resolve will never waiver in the face of terrorism. Read More »

Reps disagree over Kaduna airport safety

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has reiterated his commitment to making Minna Airport a credible alternative to the closed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, just as a local airline runs daily scheduled flight to and from the airport. Read More »

Impeachment papers: Philippine President Duterte 'unfit'


In 2000, however, impeachment charges against then-President Joseph Estrada were brought to the Senate, the first time in the country's history; the trial eventually led to his downfall, in the wake of massive protests following prosecutors' decision to walk out of the trial. Read More »

Ryan McBride: Derry City captain dies aged 27


The funeral takes place on Thursday at St Columba Church, with the cortege scheduled to leave McBride's home at 9.20am for Requiem Mass at 10am. "It's hard for everybody to take". Our thoughts are with his family and friends. A heartbreaking watch, but a very moving tribute which shows how highly McBride was regarded by Irish football. Read More »

Bomb Threat Suspect Juan Thompson Going to NY


The 32-year old college-educated, former journalist is accused of making eight copycat threats against Jewish centers, using fake email addresses, to make it appear that an ex-girlfriend who dumped him was responsible. Most JCC leaders said it is too early to tell whether enrollment for preschool in the fall has been affected by the threats. JCCs in St. Louis, Atlanta, and Boulder, Colorado received the threats, according to local news reports. Read More »

Angela Merkel, Shinzo Abe call for EU-Japan free trade deal


Japan , the EU's No. 2 Asian trade partner behind China, has signaled greater openness to a commercial deal with Europe since Trump withdrew US support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. "That's an obvious reflection of the shifts in the political winds in the United States and indicative of a U.S. economy that is backing away from multilateralism", Stephen Roach, former Morgan Stanley Asia Chairman told CNBC. Read More »

Marine Le Pen to meet with Russian lawmakers


Interfax reports that the invitation for the one-day visit, which comes a month before the April 23 first-round vote in France's presidential election, was made by the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Russia's State Duma, Leonid Slutsky. Read More »

Trump administration orders USA embassies to conduct tougher screenings on visa applicants


The memos were part of Tillerson's plan to implement Trump's revised executive order on banning Muslims, which was frozen in federal court in Hawaii hours before it was supposed to go into effect on March 16 . His advantage is the choice of some experienced advisers, including Defense Secretary James Mattis, national security adviser H.R. McMaster and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell. Read More »

ISIS claims its 'soldier' carried out UK Parliament attack


It was established in Syria in 2014 as an alternative to Western media coverage. Police had said they were working on the assumption that he was inspired by Islamist terrorism. The man police believe is behind the London attacks has been named as Khalid Masood, 52. "As a forerunner in the fight against terrorism, Iran believes that as long as we are witnessing formation of ineffective coalitions, inefficient and show-off measures and West's double-standard policies on anti-terror fight at ... Read More »

Anti-Romeo squad starts, morphs into moral police


Director General of Police (DGP) Javeed Ahmed yesterday along with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the Anti-Romeo squad, saying that the safety of women is the sole intent of the squads Adityanath had directed the state police to adopt a zero tolerance towards crime and take immediate steps towards improving law and order in the state. Read More »

Statement on the death of Cardinal William H. Keeler from Archbishop Lori


An influential participant in a wide range of national and global issues, Cardinal Keeler was elected President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, now the U.S. the same day, followed by the Rite of Committal in Crypt a t 4:30 Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore. Read More »

Uniform assessment system from classes 6-10


According to the CBSE, the new reform of "gradual upward calibration" of student achievement will ease the migration of students from one to another CBSE-affiliated schools across the country and make it less cumbersome seek admission in a new school. Read More »

Sri Lanka condemned by United Nations over war probe


The resolution put forward with the consensus of four countries, including the U.S., for a two-year extension of the 2015 Geneva Resolutions was passed at the UNHRC yesterday without a vote. Making this clear after the resolution was passed on Thursday, the Sri Lankan representative Dr.Harsha de Silva that Sri Lanka is striving "to establish a Sri Lankan Government-led processes with worldwide assistance, engagement and support". Read More »

Russia's United Nations ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, died of 'heart attack'


The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said in a statement on March 10 that the State Department had instructed the city not to release the results, citing worldwide law. mission to the United Nations. In a letter to the city's legal office, the United States's UN mission said the Russian government had already complained about statements made by city officials regarding Mr Churkin's medical history. Read More »