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Deal struck in university pensions row Deal struck in university pensions row
- March 13, 2018

The agreement would mean a new, independent re-evaluation of the pension deficit and temporary arrangements to tackle the shortfall. The University and College Union (UCU) said that talks with Universities UK (UUK) had concluded, and that a three-year transitional benefit arrangement had been agreed on - subject to consultation with its members. (more...)
Trump may exempt more countries from tariffs: Treasury's Mnuchin
- March 13, 2018

The president suggested earlier Thursday he would provide temporary exemptions for Canada and Mexico as he aims to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement. Marie, Michigan would immediately be forced into a recession. The Trump administration is considering clamping down on Chinese investments in the US and imposing tariffs on a broad range of its imports to punish Beijing for its alleged theft of intellectual property, according to people familiar with the matter. (more...)
Republican senator puts forward bill to quash Trump's new tariffs Republican senator puts forward bill to quash Trump's new tariffs
- March 13, 2018

In fact, Flake has already announced he'd be appearing at next week's New Hampshire Institute of Politics event, "Politics & Eggs". He also has said he thought Trump should be challenged, but the twist Sunday was that he agreed with Todd's question that such a challenger should be somebody "who espouses your (Flake's) views". (more...)
Amid din in Lok Sabha, economic offenders bill introduced Amid din in Lok Sabha, economic offenders bill introduced
- March 13, 2018

All cases under the proposed law will be tried under the PMLA Act and the administrator will sell the fugitive's properties to pay off the lenders. Cases where the total value involved in such offences is Rs.100 crore or more, will come under the purview of this Bill. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests CEO who allegedly sold modded phones to criminals Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests CEO who allegedly sold modded phones to criminals
- March 13, 2018

The complaint adds that the company was created to help hide criminal activity. The devices have been flogged in Mexico, Cuba, and Venezuela, as well as to the Hells Angels. Undercover Canadian police also reported that when asked if the phones were good for "sending MDMA to Montreal", Phantom staff replied that would be "totally fine". (more...)
S.Korean envoy briefs Japan officials S.Korean envoy briefs Japan officials
- March 13, 2018

But they warn the process leading to removal of all nuclear weapons from the area is complex. "North Korea is showing the world that right now". Mr Chung expressed thanks for China's role at a meeting earlier with China's top diplomat, State Councillor Yang Jiechi. (more...)
Flake: Anti-Tariff Republican Should Challenge Trump in 2020 Flake: Anti-Tariff Republican Should Challenge Trump in 2020
- March 13, 2018

Trump levied a 25 percent tariff on foreign steel and a 10 percent tariff on foreign aluminum last week, claiming the move would benefit the American steel and aluminum industries and national security as a whole. That simply doesn't work if you're trying to achieve economic growth and if you're trying to convince countries to enter into trade partnerships with you, particularly when you're dealing with our allies. (more...)
China's Xi Jinping gains power with merger of anti-corruption bodies China's Xi Jinping gains power with merger of anti-corruption bodies
- March 13, 2018

The constitutional amendment adopted by China's national legislature Sunday, including a revision regarding the President's term of office, is good for China's enduring peace and stability, an official said. The success of the vote to hand Xi lifelong power was never in doubt, with compliant carrying out a rubber-stamp vote to approve the proposal. In terms of cross-Taiwan Strait relations, Xi has broken many CPC customary practices and systems concerning the links since he took power in ... (more...)
Kim North Korea talks: What's the big deal? Kim North Korea talks: What's the big deal?
- March 13, 2018

Tillerson has been working the issue several time zones ahead of the U.S. East Coast during a five-nation swing through sub-Saharan Africa. A South Korean delegation that visited North Korea last week said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed a wish to meet Trump and South Korea's president to discuss denuclearisation. (more...)
Elements of the Taliban open to talks with Afghan government, says Mattis Elements of the Taliban open to talks with Afghan government, says Mattis
- March 13, 2018

He said there were "elements of the Taliban clearly interested in talking with the Afghan government", while admitting that not all the rebels would be prepared to do so. Mattis' visit comes a week after United States intelligence officials told Congress that the Taliban was likely to continue to threaten Afghan stability in 2018, despite an improvement in Afghan security forces. (more...)
Foreign lawyers, firms can not practice or open offices in India Foreign lawyers, firms can not practice or open offices in India
- March 13, 2018

The apex court upheld the Bombay and Madras High Court judgments with certain modifications in the matter. The bench, which included Justices A.M. Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa, where the court held that "a person qualified to be an advocate would not be admitted as one if he is in full-time or part-time service or employment, or is engaged in any trade, business or profession". (more...)
Lahore Qalandars defeat Karachi Kings in thrilling super over in Dubai Lahore Qalandars defeat Karachi Kings in thrilling super over in Dubai
- March 13, 2018

In order to qualify for the play-offs, Karachi Kings need a win in one of their next two matches. The result means Karachi Kings remain in third position with nine points, while Lahore remain rooted to the bottom. Match will start at 9PM PST and will be hosted at Dubai Stadium. He faced 55 balls so far. Having taken five wickets, the total runs he has been able to accumulate are 69 with 35 being his highest. (more...)
Gov. Cuomo prepared to issue state of emergency over citywide NYCHA problems Gov. Cuomo prepared to issue state of emergency over citywide NYCHA problems
- March 13, 2018

If Cuomo doesn't have those recommendations, along with the state Legislature's solution, by when the budget is due April 1, he will decide what steps to take himself. In response, de Blasio spokeswoman Olivia Lapeyrolerie said, "The mayor's public housing investments are at record levels, while the governor's promises have fallen far short. (more...)
Kilroy Realty (KRC) Downgraded to Sell at Zacks Investment Research
- March 13, 2018

The stock increased 0.37% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $32.84. 462,263 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 577,268. On Tuesday, February 13 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, August 25 by Jefferies. (more...)
LS adjourned till noon over Andhra demand, PNB scam LS adjourned till noon over Andhra demand, PNB scam
- March 13, 2018

As the protests continued unabated, the Speaker adjourned the House for the day. All the protesting members, including from the Telugu Desam Party, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kaghazam, YSR Congress and Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), trooped into the Well, raising anti-government slogans and displaying placards. (more...)
BBC appeals to United Nations over Iran harassing Persian staff BBC appeals to United Nations over Iran harassing Persian staff
- March 13, 2018

Jamie Angus is director of the BBC World Service Group: "We've asked the Iranians privately and publicly to desist for this harassment - and in fact it's got worse in the last 18 months or so". The BBC on Monday said it will make an unprecedented appeal to the United Nations to stop Iran from harassing its Persian service staff in London and their families in Tehran. (more...)
Ex-Colombian rebels rejected in 1st election
- March 13, 2018

These were the first elections since demobilization, and the FARC militant group received less than one-percent of the vote . Former President and Senator Alvaro Uribe's Centro Democratico party won the most seats. More than 6 million votes were cast in the three-way right-wing primary and 3.5 million in the two-way left-wing contest. The peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guarantees their new political party 10 of the 280 seats in the new Congress. (more...)
Georgia earns No. 4 seed for NCAA Tournament Georgia earns No. 4 seed for NCAA Tournament
- March 13, 2018

Georgia won the first meeting 72-54 back in November, one of Mercer's two losses. The victor of the UGA-Mercer matchup will play the victor of the Duke and Belmont game in the second round on either March 18 or 19. The Bears set program records with 27 consecutive and 30 overall wins. "We can't believe we're in this, '" Gardner said. The last time the Bears lost was November 24 to Western Kentucky , the game after their loss to Georgia. (more...)
Five Dead After NYC Helicopter Crash Five Dead After NYC Helicopter Crash
- March 13, 2018

Follow the Bangor Daily News on Facebook . "We got reports from NYPD that a helicopter is upside down in the water", a dispatcher stated. A phone message left with the company was not immediately returned. You can't expect people who are untrained to watch a video , and then, without any real hands-on drill, expect them to react in survivability mode". (more...)
Kim ha promesso di fermare i test missilistici, io mi fido
- March 13, 2018

Le cifre emergono dallo studio di Coldiretti /Ixé sull'impatto, per l'Italia, delle contromisure ipotizzate dalla Commissione europea, da varare dopo consultazione con gli Stati membri, dopo che Donald Trump ha annunciato a sua volta l'applicazione di dazi su importazioni di acciaio e alluminio. (more...)
Brianna Brochu, Charged With Harassing Ex-UHart Roommate, Gets Probation Brianna Brochu, Charged With Harassing Ex-UHart Roommate, Gets Probation
- March 13, 2018

Esdaile outside the courthouse. Brochu is expected to perform 200 hours of community service which includes serving 50 hours at a literacy program and another 50 hours at a social services group. Brochu, of Harwinton, had told police her actions were in retaliation for Rowe's "rude behavior" and Rowe posting videos of her sleeping and making fun of her snoring. (more...)
Is there a Bearish outlook for McBride plc (LON:MCB) this week? Is there a Bearish outlook for McBride plc (LON:MCB) this week?
- March 13, 2018

Numis Securities has "Buy" rating and GBX 415 target. Loop Capital Markets initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, August 24 report. In a a research report revealed to clients on 12 March, Peel Hunt has increased Hostelworld Group Plc (LON: HSW ) stock to a "Buy" and has set an estimated 12-month target price at GBX 475.00. (more...)
Louisville senior Anas Mahmoud: Cardinals not emotionally ready for NIT Louisville senior Anas Mahmoud: Cardinals not emotionally ready for NIT
- March 13, 2018

According to Jeff Greer of the Courier Journal , the team voted against competing in the NIT prior to the ACC tournament. The Lady Cardinals were 32-2 this season. Now, it's entirely possible the Louisville players decided after their tourney loss to Virginia that they'd like to get some more playing time together. (more...)
Canada Won't Be Pressured By The US In NAFTA Negotiations: Chrystia Freeland Canada Won't Be Pressured By The US In NAFTA Negotiations: Chrystia Freeland
- March 13, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada already has "significant barriers" to prevent low-priced steel and aluminum from being dumped in this country, and is prepared to work with Washington. "We are negotiating the NAFTA accord in good faith and we will continue to do so but I don't want the president to think he can bring tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum without there being consequences". (more...)
American Idol review: Can it rise from the ashes? American Idol review: Can it rise from the ashes?
- March 13, 2018

Last spring, producers were reportedly trying to woo " Idol " first-season victor Kelly Clarkson to be a judge, but then NBC's " The Voice " offered her so much money that she jumped ship. Koby is 26 years old from Denver, Colorado, and is a theater performer. But she redeems herself in front of the judges, singing an original country song she wrote. (more...)

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