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Nick Xenophon confirms he is British overseas citizen Nick Xenophon confirms he is British overseas citizen
- August 19, 2017

The High Court could be called on to determine whether a seventh federal MP is eligible to sit in parliament, after Nick Xenophon sought urgent advice on his citizenship from British authorities. The Coalition's slim, one-seat majority in the House of Representatives could be threatened if the High Court rules against Mr Joyce. The government waited 13 hours before revealing cabinet minister Nash was a British citizen. (more...)
In phone call with Trump, China's Xi reiterates calls for calm In phone call with Trump, China's Xi reiterates calls for calm
- August 19, 2017

President Trump joked that North Korea's threats to attack Guam would help boost tourism to the USA territory. The Global Times , which is published by the Communist Party's official organ People's Daily , said in an editorial that China - North Korea's biggest trading partner and most significant ally - needed to protect its interests. (more...)
How Trump's military options with North Korea could play out How Trump's military options with North Korea could play out
- August 19, 2017

And island dwellers say they fear a powerful typhoon more than the wrath of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . The White House says Presidents Trump and Xi spoke on the phone on Friday night, USA time, reiterating their commitment to solve the rising tensions on the Korean peninsula. (more...)
Australia Regulates Bitcoin Under New AML, Counter-Terrorism Reforms Australia Regulates Bitcoin Under New AML, Counter-Terrorism Reforms
- August 19, 2017

Keenan also stressed that the new laws would be balanced - bolstering the threat against organised crime and money laundering but not hindering the development of legitimate financial organisations or Australia's fintech ambitions. "At some point, a person will be purchasing bitcoin using Australian dollars, for example, and then, if they are dealing in substances or services, will want to convert those bitcoins back into the legitimate currencies of wherever they are, so they can gain the ... (more...)
Trump tells Guam Governor 'you are safe' Trump tells Guam Governor 'you are safe'
- August 19, 2017

Trump said on Friday. The irreverent young staff behind the counter joke about the North Korean threat - they're even trying to flawless a mushroom cloud design in the foam on their lattes. Yoshihide Suga, Japan's chief government spokesman, said earlier this week that Tokyo "can never tolerate" provocations from North Korea and the country's military, will "take necessary measures". (more...)
7yo British dual national missing after Barcelona attack, says Theresa May 7yo British dual national missing after Barcelona attack, says Theresa May
- August 19, 2017

Heidi Nunes was on holiday with her husband Jared Tucker, a 42-year-old construction worker. A man has launched a social media appeal for information after his grandson went missing during the Barcelona attack. A fourth person has been arrested over the deadly twin terror attacks in Spain, police said. More as we get it. Gulotta was a point of reference, a rock, for all those who knew him, said Buonanno, who had worked with him for seven years. (more...)
10-year-old rape victim gives birth after being denied abortion 10-year-old rape victim gives birth after being denied abortion
- August 19, 2017

On Friday, senior lawyer and noted human rights activist Indira Jaising moved the Supreme Court seeking at least a Rs 10 lakh compensation for the girl saying "She was just a kid and can not look after the baby without major financial assistance and proper rehabilitation". (more...)
Trump praises Kim Jong-un for withdrawing Guam missile threat
- August 19, 2017

His visit to Asia, which also will include a stop in Japan, comes after Trump last week declared the US military " locked and loaded " and said he was ready to unleash " fire and fury " if North Korea continued to threaten the United States . (more...)
Halliburton Company (HAL) Lifted to Hold at BidaskClub
- August 19, 2017

Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Halliburton by 2.2% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 51,835,128 shares of the oilfield services company's stock valued at $2,550,805,000 after buying an additional 50,022,982 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Inc. Sells 174 Shares of Celgene Corporation (CELG)
- August 19, 2017

About 3.32M shares traded or 4.40% up from the average. Inphi Corporation (IPHI) has risen 38.34% since August 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.47% the S&P500. It dropped, as 57 investors sold CELG shares while 470 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 357 raised stakes. Santa Barbara Asset Management Llc decreased Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) stake by 24,093 shares to 1.25 million valued at $146.84 million in 2016Q4. (more...)
Carl Icahn Resigns as Special Adviser to President Donald Trump Carl Icahn Resigns as Special Adviser to President Donald Trump
- August 19, 2017

He said in a letter to Trump that he was stepping down with the president's "blessing" and "because I did not want partisan bickering about my role to in any way cloud your administration". "If I put Carl in charge of Japan, 'Carl, handle Japan trade deals, '" Trump said. Icahn has been one of the loudest critics of the federal biofuels program, and he was working at price-crushing reforms of the program at the same time he was betting that credits at the center of the program would fall. (more...)
Three Tampa Bay area mayors sign Anti Defamation League compact against hate Three Tampa Bay area mayors sign Anti Defamation League compact against hate
- August 19, 2017

But our diverse and pluralistic nation has endured and thrived for centuries because we have been able to reject the forces of extremism and bigotry that could tear us apart. Steve Adler, the Jewish mayor of Austin, Texas, who has volunteered for the ADL in the past, said during the call that "mayors don't need a teleprompter to say Nazis are bad". (more...)
Democrats Introduce Resolution to Censure Trump Over Charlottesville Comments Democrats Introduce Resolution to Censure Trump Over Charlottesville Comments
- August 19, 2017

Lawmakers rebuked President James K. Polk for starting the Mexican-American War without congressional approval. The resolution itself went so far as to declare that President Trump "has surrounded himself" with people who have a history of promoting "white nationalist, racist and anti-Semitic principles and policies". (more...)
Guam, Japan prepare for possible North Korea missile launch Guam, Japan prepare for possible North Korea missile launch
- August 19, 2017

That makes the North more willing to consider preemptively striking US and South Korean forces, which would be a catastrophe. The paper said, "The powerful revolutionary Paektusan army of the DPRK, capable of fighting any war the USA wants, is now on the standby to launch fire into its mainland, waiting for an order of final attack". (more...)
Charlottesville mayor to make major announcement concerning Lee statue Charlottesville mayor to make major announcement concerning Lee statue
- August 19, 2017

Signer also called on Virginia's General Assembly to enact legislation that would allow localities to ban people from open or concealed carrying of firearms at public events considered to carry potential security risks. And in Baltimore , city leaders quietly removed four Confederate statues in the dark of night. Currently, state code makes it unlawful for anyone to disturb, damage, or interfere with monuments or memorials in relation to any war or conflict. (more...)
Abe tells top USA general of resolve to boost alliance Abe tells top USA general of resolve to boost alliance
- August 19, 2017

Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff agreed Friday that their countries should step up their bilateral coordination in dealing with North Korea, and that the global community should increase pressure on Pyongyang. (more...)
Renowned anti-poaching leader murdered by gunmen in Tanzania Renowned anti-poaching leader murdered by gunmen in Tanzania
- August 19, 2017

Lotter devoted his life to protecting Africa's wildlife. Wayne Lotter, 51, was killed by unknown gunmen in the Tanzanian capital as he travelled by taxi from the city's airport to his hotel, the Guardian reports. "Wayne was one of Africa's leading and most committed conservationists". His organisation finances Tanzania's National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigation Unit, which has arrested some 2,000 poachers and ivory traffickers and boasts an 80% conviction rate since 2012. (more...)
Chemical weapons: From London and Washington to the jihadists Chemical weapons: From London and Washington to the jihadists
- August 19, 2017

According to the Syrian deputy foreign minister, the chemical agents were found at terrorists' depots both in Aleppo and in liberated districts in the eastern suburb of Damascus. Despite overwhelming evidence Assad has continued to deploy chemical weapons, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova laid the blame squarely on allied forces, saying there was evidence that the West is supplying chemical weapons to militants in Syria. (more...)
Geode Capital Management LLC Boosts Position in Scientific Games Corp (SGMS)
- August 19, 2017

A provider of technologies and services for casinos, lotteries and digital games, the company has seen its shares skyrocket 150% this year, and almost 300% over the past 12 months. 191.99 million shares or 2.70% more from 186.94 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Investment Mgmt Of Virginia Limited holds 3,710 shares. Moreover, Asset has 0.08% invested in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). (more...)
Aretha Franklin, 75, to open a nightclub Aretha Franklin, 75, to open a nightclub
- August 19, 2017

Aretha Franklin announced her touring retirement earlier this year, and now she has announced her plan for her time off. Bedrock Real Estate Services President Dan Mullen said in a statement to the Detroit Free Press that the company "would love to work with Aretha, and we look forward to hearing her ideas for a club downtown". (more...)
Celtics Will Retire Paul Pierce's No. 34 On February 11 Celtics Will Retire Paul Pierce's No. 34 On February 11
- August 19, 2017

Pierce's No. 34 will be ceremoniously lifted to the rafters of TD Garden less than 10 years after he helped raise the Celtics' 17th championship banner to the very same ceiling in 2008. He led the team with 18.5 points per game and broke the program's all-time record for most 3-pointers in a season with 112. The game is scheduled to tip at 3:30 pm. (more...)
New Pro-Maduro Assembly In Venezuela Takes Over Powers Of Congress New Pro-Maduro Assembly In Venezuela Takes Over Powers Of Congress
- August 19, 2017

Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro said the "fraudulent dissolution" of the congress represented a "deepening of coup" by President Nicolas Maduro and his ruling PSUV party. Padrino objected to Pence's description of Venezuela as a "failed state" that has strayed from democratic principles, pointing to the fact that opposition political parties have gone to the offices of the National Electoral Council to register their candidates for upcoming regional elections in ... (more...)
CFPB Seeks Proposed Settlement for Corinthian's Lending Program CFPB Seeks Proposed Settlement for Corinthian's Lending Program
- August 19, 2017

To help fill this gap, Aequitas and Corinthian created a financial arrangement whereby Aequitas provided private loans to Corinthian students, and Corinthian guaranteed Aequitas a profit and agreed to buy back all non-performing loans. The loan program had default rates of between 50% and 70%, according to the CFPB, which means it "essentially functioned as a loss leader" for Corinthian, because the school was able to draw in more federal funds with little consideration to how the students ... (more...)
GV Prakash Kumar To Sing For Vijay's 'Mersal' GV Prakash Kumar To Sing For Vijay's 'Mersal'
- August 19, 2017

This trend is likely to grow as the filmmakers and production houses constantly search for ideas to reach the netizens. The team behind the film has already released Aalaporan Tamizhan and Neethanae from the film, in the days leading to the film's grand audio launch on August 20. (more...)
Graham: Trump's Charlottesville rhetoric 'dividing Americans, not healing them' Graham: Trump's Charlottesville rhetoric 'dividing Americans, not healing them'
- August 19, 2017

While the president has felt compelled to distance himself from the hate and bigotry that numerous marchers last weekend spewed, he has come down with both feet in support of the cause for which they were supposedly rallying. In comments Monday, Trump specifically called out "the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans". (more...)

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