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Thyssenkrupp, Tata Steel agree European steel merger Thyssenkrupp, Tata Steel agree European steel merger
- September 20, 2017

In Tata, we have found a partner with a very good strategic and cultural fit. Merger talks started around 18 months ago after Tata decided not to sell its United Kingdom steel business. We also welcome Tata's commitment that there will be no asset closures, or indeed any reductions in production capacities. "As always, the devil will be in the detail and we are seeking further assurances on jobs, investment and future production across the United Kingdom operations". (more...)
Afghan President Ghani at United Nations urges dialogue with Pakistan
- September 20, 2017

In a veiled attack to Pakistan, he referred to countries that provide "safe haven" to the terrorists. He said countries must deny the terrorists safe havens, transit, funding and any form of support for their "vile and sinister ideology". (more...)
Asylum Seekers To Be Sent To The US Asylum Seekers To Be Sent To The US
- September 20, 2017

Australia said last week approximately 200 men who have had their refugee applications denied and have therefore been ruled ineligible for resettlement in the United States, and who are from countries such as Iran that do not allow forced deportations, will be transferred to a new detention facility on PNG after October 31. (more...)
Dominica's prime minister rescued in midst of Category 5 Hurricane Maria Dominica's prime minister rescued in midst of Category 5 Hurricane Maria
- September 20, 2017

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 miles per hour (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Officials and islanders were also bracing in Puerto Rico, which did not take a direct hit from Irma but still saw blackouts across much of the territory. The National Hurricane Center said Sunday that the storm has maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kph). Around 80% of Tortola's buildings were damaged or totally destroyed by Irma's 185mph winds, which stripped trees and power lines and ... (more...)
Hong Kong's unemployment rate remains at 3.1 pct Hong Kong's unemployment rate remains at 3.1 pct
- September 20, 2017

Of those, 181,300 were working, but 13,100 were without jobs. Hardin County has the highest unemployment rate in our area for August at 5.3%. It was 6.8 percent in June. It was 10.7 percent in July and 8.5 percent in June. The civilian labor force in the county dropped to 104,900 from 106,000. The lowest unemployment rate in the state was reported in San Mateo at 3.2 percent. (more...)
USA resumes fast processing of H-1B visas after 5 months USA resumes fast processing of H-1B visas after 5 months
- September 20, 2017

To request premium processing of a pending cap-subject H-1B petition, the petitioner must file Form I-907, together with a fee of $1225. "This helps companies and employees better plan, especially on time-sensitive projects", he said . The premium processing of the annual 20,000 additional petitions, allocated for workers with a higher educational degree in the United States, has also restarted. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi to Address Students at US' Princeton University Rahul Gandhi to Address Students at US' Princeton University
- September 20, 2017

Rahul Gandhi drew a lot of attention with his speech at UC Berkeley where he criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and defended the dynasty politics, which forced the BJP to immediately hold a press conference and reply. In his address to the students, Mr Gandhi drove home the importance of employment as an all-encompassing means to empower, enfranchise and involve Indians in the nation building process. (more...)
Pakistan protests with Switzerland over 'Free Balochistan' posters Pakistan protests with Switzerland over 'Free Balochistan' posters
- September 20, 2017

Pakistan's protest came after "Free Balochistan" posters appeared in Geneva. Pakistan told the Swiss envoy that activities on its soil were against "Pakistan's sovereignty and territorial integrity, in contravention of the UN Charter and global law". (more...)
Hurricane Irma: Tolls to be reinstated Thursday Hurricane Irma: Tolls to be reinstated Thursday
- September 20, 2017

Tolls suspended because of Hurricane Irma will return Thursday on most of Florida's toll roads, the state Department of Transportation announced. Curious drivers seeking answers from FDOT's SunPass Twitter page were met with a similar generic response from the state. (more...)
Bali Volcano Warning for Mount Agung Bali Volcano Warning for Mount Agung
- September 20, 2017

Head of Data Center for Information and Public Relation of National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said Mount Agung (Gunung Agung) refugees in Karangasem Regency, Bali Regency have returned to their respective homes. (more...)
Sanctions accelerate the completion of the nuclear program - North Korea
- September 20, 2017

The drills are the second part of China-Russian naval exercises this year, the first part of which was staged in the Baltic in July. That trajectory puts the us territory of Guam, 2,100 miles from North Korea , squarely in Pyongyang's range. (more...)
More countries sever ties with North Korea
- September 20, 2017

It is because of North Korea's constant violation of worldwide norms and sanctions; it is continuously being isolated at world platform. The Peruvian government had already said in July that it would reduce the number of diplomats accredited there, in accordance with a U.N. (more...)
Some Countries Kick Out Ambassadors From North Korea Some Countries Kick Out Ambassadors From North Korea
- September 20, 2017

OTTAWA-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has cracked open the door to joining the US ballistic missile defence program, reversing Canada's long-standing opposition in the face of North Korea's new capabilities to strike North America. "If that doesn't work, General Mattis will take care of it", she said on CNN's "State of the Union". Meanwhile, the head of Russia's upper house Committee for International Relations said that the Kremlin would not allow the USA or any other country to ... (more...)
Crime Stoppers offers reward for information on escaped inmates Crime Stoppers offers reward for information on escaped inmates
- September 20, 2017

Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the recovery of two escaped inmates from the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman. How the two men escaped Unit 30 is part of an ongoing investigation as well as details about Sanders' capture. He is a black male with brown eyes, standing at 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 193 pounds. (more...)
Centre to approach Supreme Court for 'modification' in Chakma citizenship order Centre to approach Supreme Court for 'modification' in Chakma citizenship order
- September 20, 2017

In Itanagar , bandh supporters damaged vehicles including a state transport bus and a private vehicle in the morning, superintendent of police Sagar Singh Kalsi said. They were protesting against granting citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees in the north eastern Indian state bordering with China. He said the Centre wanted the rights of indigenous Arunachalis to be protected. (more...)
CROP PROGRESS: Corn harvest off to slow start CROP PROGRESS: Corn harvest off to slow start
- September 20, 2017

According to the latest crop progress report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, corn crop conditions are a carbon copy of last week, with 61% of the crop rated good to excellent. Soybean condition rated 4 percent very poor, 8 poor, 28 fair, 48 good, and 12 excellent. Alfalfa - 52 percent good to excellent, 34 percent fair and 14 percent poor or very poor, with the fourth cutting 68 percent done. (more...)
Suspected ISI agent arrested for threatening woman colonel Suspected ISI agent arrested for threatening woman colonel
- September 20, 2017

The police is also on a lookout for three of his alleged accomplices, who are on the run. It was then suspected that he might be linked to the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the police said.It is suspected that the accused was threatening the woman colonel as he wanted to extract sensitive information from her, an angle that is now being probed.(With PTI inputs). (more...)
Melania Trump issues legal threat over Croatian billboards Melania Trump issues legal threat over Croatian billboards
- September 20, 2017

Ms Buric did admit that the advertising campaign was "very successful", because of local and global publicity, but said the school will now be putting up new billboards that do not feature the First Lady. Melania Trump was born in neighbouring Slovenia in Melanija Knavs. Buric admitted that the short advertising campaign turned out to be "very successful" because of the wide publicity it received both locally and internationally. (more...)
Kaine 'proud' of bipartisan bill to pump $700 billion into military Kaine 'proud' of bipartisan bill to pump $700 billion into military
- September 20, 2017

It skips proposals that would have upended Trump's controversial effort to stop transgender individuals from serving in the military and closed USA military bases. The U.S. armed forces appear to be on track for a budget greater than at any time during the decade-plus wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The legislation directs the Defense Department to deploy up to 14 additional ground-based interceptors at Fort Greely, Alaska, an increase that will expand to 58 the number of interceptors ... (more...)
Passengers unharmed as SpiceJet flight overshoots runway Passengers unharmed as SpiceJet flight overshoots runway
- September 20, 2017

Emergency chutes were deployed for the passengers after the flight overshot the runway. Airport sources said the operations have been suspended at least till 5 am, impacting all the worldwide arrivals and departures. Earlier evening operations at Mumbai Airport were affected for almost 30 minutes owing to poor visibility leading to diversion of four incoming flights and go-arounds for seven others. (more...)