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Australia to hold 'postal plebiscite' on same-sex marriage Australia to hold 'postal plebiscite' on same-sex marriage
- August 10, 2017

The government earlier this week said if the bill was voted down in the Senate, then a voluntary non-binding postal vote would occur - also at a cost of nearly $100 million, ABC reported . However, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is instead proceeding with a voluntary postal vote. "In politics you win some, you lose some", the former prime minister and leading Liberal conservative told Sydney's 2GB radio. (more...)
UAE responds to NYT: Taliban rejected anti-terror conditions, went to Qatar
- August 10, 2017

Meanwhile, Qatar's national airline Qatar Airways said on Wednesday that it was considering its options now that some airspace managed by its rival Gulf neighbours and Egypt had been opened up. On the same day, Saudi Arabia also denied news reports that it allows Qatar carriers to use its airports and airspace. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar in June, accusing it of supporting terrorism and interfering in their internal affairs. (more...)
Seoul shares open lower amid tensions over North Korea Seoul shares open lower amid tensions over North Korea
- August 10, 2017

Shanghai fell 1.1 percent and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 1.6 percent. The greenback slipped 0.83 percent to a near two-week low against the Swiss franc and fell to 110.11 yen , its lowest in almost two months against the Japanese currency. (more...)
ASEAN fails to reach consensus on S. China Sea ASEAN fails to reach consensus on S. China Sea
- August 10, 2017

But, since President Rodrigo Duterte was elected previous year, the Philippines has sought to downplay the dispute with China in return for billions of dollars in Chinese investments and aid. The protracted quibblings delayed the statement's release, two Southeast Asian diplomats told the AP. China claims almost all of the sea, through which $5 trillion in annual shipping trade passes, and its artificial islands have raised concerns it could eventually build military bases there and ... (more...)
Cassie Sainsbury arrives in Bogota court for judgement day Cassie Sainsbury arrives in Bogota court for judgement day
- August 10, 2017

Prior to the rejection of the deal, senior judge Sergio Leon has raised concerns that he did not understand why she had not revealed the claims previously. Her lawyer Orlando Herran says there is a good chance she will be found innocent rather than being sent to jail. Sainsbury was intercepted by authorities and arrested at El Dorado International Airport, where she was allegedly carrying 5.8 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside 18 headphone boxes in her suitcase. (more...)
Bevin and Haslam Contend to Land $1.6 Billion Toyota-Mazda Facility Bevin and Haslam Contend to Land $1.6 Billion Toyota-Mazda Facility
- August 10, 2017

Spokespeople for Toyota and Mazda said by e-mail that the process for choosing a site is in the early stages and they are open to interest from various states. Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives Philip Gunn says, "availability workforce trained workforce, good infrastructure, good quality of life, these are all things companies look for when they come, we have a lot that in Mississippi". (more...)
As results show an incumbent victory, Kenya protests turn deadly As results show an incumbent victory, Kenya protests turn deadly
- August 10, 2017

Odinga objected to partial results released by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). It's an all-male race with eight candidates vying to become Kenya's next president. A police helicopter was also on patrol in the area and water cannons were deployed. And in the Kibera slum in Nairobi , a community leader who runs an local NGO said protests have now spread there too. (more...)
We consulted all parties on presidential election results display - IEBC We consulted all parties on presidential election results display - IEBC
- August 10, 2017

Each of the polling stations is expected to have 592 registered voters totalling to 1184 voters in Uganda. The main race is tightly contested between the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta of the ruling Jubilee party and Raila Odinga of opposition coalition candidate, National Super Alliance. (more...)
Yen firms after N.Korea says considering plan to strike Guam
- August 10, 2017

Japan's Nikkei also handed back earlier gains and was a shade lower. Among the financials, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank dropped between 0.6 percent and 1.4 percent. The Swiss and Japanese currencies are often sought in times of geopolitical tension partly because the countries have big current account surpluses. (more...)
North Korea calls Trump's threat a 'load of nonsense' North Korea calls Trump's threat a 'load of nonsense'
- August 10, 2017

That's what President Trumps says North Korea will face if the country makes any more threats against the United States. He added , "Nothing that I have seen and nothing that I know of would indicate that the situation has dramatically changed in the last 24 hours". (more...)
Corea del Nord, si valuta attacco alla base statunitense di Guam Corea del Nord, si valuta attacco alla base statunitense di Guam
- August 10, 2017

Lo hanno rivelato ieri i media americani, che hanno potuto leggere un rapporto della Dia, il servizio di intelligence del Pentagono. Base Andersen che ospita, tra gli altri, il 36esimo stormo aereo formato dai bombardieri strategici B-52, antiquati ma ancora letali, i piu' moderni B-1B Lancers, che hanno sorvolato la penisola coreana dopo il lancio dei due missili balistici intercontinentali Hwasong-14, il 4 ed il 28 luglio, in grado di colpire tutti gli Usa ad oltre 10.000 km di distanza. (more...)
Gujarat RS polls: Ahmed Patel thanks Sharad Yadav for 'support' Gujarat RS polls: Ahmed Patel thanks Sharad Yadav for 'support'
- August 10, 2017

You have said in your addressed that you were very pleased with the Janata Dal - U back in the NDA fold so I ask you to be generous with central funding so we can achieve the goals that we have set to make Bihar a fully developed state", the Chief Minister said in his speech at the Sri Krishna Memorial Hall in Patna . (more...)
Standard Life shares down despite 13pc profit rise Standard Life shares down despite 13pc profit rise
- August 10, 2017

The £5.6bn which left Standard Life's flagship Gars fund during the period, for example, was offset by its workplace pension and retail units which attracted £4.2bn of inflows. The dividend was increased by 8% to 7p per share, broadly in line with city expectations. Looking at retail assets under administration, the group reported a 10% increase to £69.5bn reflecting net inflows of £3.4bn, compared to £2bn previous year, as a result of demand for its adviser platforms, Wrap and Elevate. (more...)
Won't stand for silent weakening of health care standards Won't stand for silent weakening of health care standards
- August 10, 2017

The marketplace is also supposed to pay navigators to offer "free, objective, and trained help" on choosing insurance plans and clarifying questions about the enrollment process, as Karen Pollitz, a Senior Fellow at The Kaiser Family Foundation, explained to ABC. (more...)
ZHRF bats for rights of indigenous folks ZHRF bats for rights of indigenous folks
- August 10, 2017

Māori Party co-leaders Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell say the worldwide day of the World's Indigenous Peoples helps shine a light on the continuing battle for indigenous peoples' rights. Despite their cultural differences, indigenous peoples from around the world share common problems related to the protection of their rights as distinct peoples. (more...)
United States claims to speak with one voice on N. Korea United States claims to speak with one voice on N. Korea
- August 10, 2017

He praised Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for his statement saying " Americans should sleep well at night" and called for strong economic sanctions against Pyongyang. Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan-who represents Alaska, one of the US locations the North Korean regime sometimes threatens with missile strikes-has stressed this. (more...)
ACLU Sues DC Metro for Rejecting Milo Yiannopoulos, First Amendment Ads ACLU Sues DC Metro for Rejecting Milo Yiannopoulos, First Amendment Ads
- August 10, 2017

The lawsuit , filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday centers on four ads: a PETA ad that encouraged riders to "Go Vegan", an advertisement for an FDA- approved abortion pill , a promo for a book by Yiannopoulos, and an ACLU campaign that highlighted a quote from the First Amendment. (more...)
Global stocks slide as US-N. Korea nuclear tensions rise Global stocks slide as US-N. Korea nuclear tensions rise
- August 10, 2017

The biggest fallers were G4S down 24.7p to 305.9p, Standard Chartered down 20.9p to 783.1p, Prudential down 44p to 1,841.5p, Shire down 92p to 3,945p. David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets UK, said: "European stocks have suffered greatly today as traders were prompted to cut-and-run due to the escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea ". (more...)
ACLU of Maine Sues Paul Lepage For 'Facebook Censorship' ACLU of Maine Sues Paul Lepage For 'Facebook Censorship'
- August 10, 2017

The ACLU of Maine filed a lawsuit on Tuesday accusing LePage of censoring the "Paul LePage, Maine's Governor" Facebook page. They requested a written response within two weeks and never received one. LePage calls lawmakers hypocrites, and says he will submit legislation aimed at righting what he sees as a wrong. However, the ACLU argued it was the de-facto official account of the governor. (more...)
Manila looks to Asean to deal with North Korea Manila looks to Asean to deal with North Korea
- August 10, 2017

The regional grouping decides by consensus, and previous year Cambodia and Laos, who receive massive aid from China, blocked any mention of the arbitration ruling in the final text. Chinese President Xi Jinping says China will have the "confidence to conquer all forms of invasion" and won't allow the loss of "any piece" of its land to outsiders. (more...)

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