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Chinese-Russian naval drills begin off North Korea Chinese-Russian naval drills begin off North Korea
- September 23, 2017

Pacific Command maintains the ability to respond to any threat in the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater at a moment's notice", the U.S. Pacific Command, which oversees military operations in the Pacific region, said in a Monday statement. "The U.S.is strangling and suffocating a country and breaking its will to impose U.S. intention upon it". US President Donald Trump has vowed that North Korea will never be able to threaten the United States with a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile. (more...)
S&P lowers China's credit rating amid debt concerns S&P lowers China's credit rating amid debt concerns
- September 23, 2017

The finance ministry said in a statement on Friday that the downgrade by S&P was a "wrong decision" as the rating agency was ignorant of China's sound economic fundamentals. While there's little suggestion the authorities are intervening following S&P's move, the hand of the state was suspected after Moody's cut as Chinese stock losses disappeared in a single trading session and the yuan soared despite depreciation pressures at the time. (more...)
Pretium Resources, Inc. (PVG) Shares Bought by Franklin Resources Inc
- September 23, 2017

Jane Street Limited Liability holds 459,577 shares. Huntington Bankshares invested in 0% or 714 shares. Syntal Cap Prtn Ltd Liability Com holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Pretium Resources Inc (NYSE:PVG) for 25,590 shares. The firm experienced a rise in short interest of 14.15% as of August 31, 2017 from the last reporting period. One analyst rating the company a strong buy, one analyst rating the company a buy, one analyst rating the company a hold, zero analysts rating the company a ... (more...)
Iran says Trump's United Nations speech was violation of nuclear deal Iran says Trump's United Nations speech was violation of nuclear deal
- September 23, 2017

The July 14, 2015 accord aims, for a decade, to extend the amount of time it would theoretically take Iran to produce enough fissile material for an atomic bomb - so-called breakout time - from several months to a minimum of one year. The prospect of Washington reneging on the deal has anxious some of the US allies that helped negotiate it, especially as the world grapples with another nuclear crisis, North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile development. (more...)
NewsAlert: Kim Jong Un calls Trump 'deranged': North Korean media report NewsAlert: Kim Jong Un calls Trump 'deranged': North Korean media report
- September 23, 2017

The secretary of state defended Trump's blunt rhetoric in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly in NY on Tuesday, in which the president threatened to " totally destroy " North Korea if the United States is "forced to defend itself or its allies", prompting astonished gasps from some in the audience. (more...)
Confronting Racism: Protesters Rally in St. Louis Confronting Racism: Protesters Rally in St. Louis
- September 23, 2017

More protests surrounded Busch Stadium before the Billy Joel concert, but left once the concert began, according to news reports. "The City of St. Louis has failed to supervise and train its officers to deploy chemical agents in a constitutional way", a statement from the ACLU read, "to permit recording of police actions, and to avoid restricting freedom of movement unjustifiably, and has been on notice that the lack of training and supervision have resulted in the deprivation of ... (more...)
Rohingyas Illegal Immigrants, Not Refugees: Rajnath Singh Rohingyas Illegal Immigrants, Not Refugees: Rajnath Singh
- September 23, 2017

Alam said. And many experts question where India could send the Rohingya even if the deportations get Supreme Court backing. According to NHRC, its "intervention is appropriate" from the human rights angle. The Centre has also held that: "some Rohingyas with militant background are also found to be very active in Jammu, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mewat, and have been identified as having a very serious and potential threat to the internal / national security of India". (more...)
Zach Adams guilty in murder, kidnap, rape of Holly Bobo Zach Adams guilty in murder, kidnap, rape of Holly Bobo
- September 23, 2017

Bobo was reported missing on April 13, 2011. Hagerman pointed to incriminating statements Adams made to friends and jail inmates about Bobo. Closing arguments have begun in the Holly Bobo murder trial. Dicus said the TBI investigated Britt closely because of his past sex crime and a questionable alibi. If this is the case, Adams would go back to the Williamson County jail and walk free after processing. (more...)
Hurricane Maria: Whole of Puerto Rico without power Hurricane Maria: Whole of Puerto Rico without power
- September 23, 2017

The backup generator at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Roseau, which is located on the southwest coast of Dominica, was also flooded during the storm. Canadian airlines have flown approximately 6,000 people out of areas affected by the hurricane, Global Affairs said on Thursday. Ricardo Rossello, the governor of Puerto Rico, said there was one death reported so far, a man struck by a piece of lumber hurled by high winds. (more...)
Mattis: Diplomacy Still Leads in Efforts to Denuclearize N. Korea Mattis: Diplomacy Still Leads in Efforts to Denuclearize N. Korea
- September 23, 2017

In the wake of the United Nations speech, in which Trump additionally hinted that he will tear up the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Mattis was left with the unenviable task of reassuring nervous allies in Asia and Europe about the administration's intentions in North Korea and how it might deal with Iran if it again pursues a nuclear weapon. (more...)
Healthcare Stocks Spike After McCain Announces 'No' Vote On Graham-Cassidy Proposal Healthcare Stocks Spike After McCain Announces 'No' Vote On Graham-Cassidy Proposal
- September 23, 2017

In addition, 46 percent of voters said they would be less likely to vote for a member of Congress if he or she voted for Graham-Cassidy, while 23 percent would be more likely. The center said it based its figures on the Congressional Budget Office's score of the reconciliation act, as the office will not have time to complete its full assessment of the Graham-Cassidy Senate bill before its voting deadline of September 30 . (more...)
Abe to dissolve lower house without policy speech on Sept 28 Abe to dissolve lower house without policy speech on Sept 28
- September 23, 2017

The steering committees of both chambers of the Diet received a notice from Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Friday that the Diet session will be convened on Thursday. On Thursday, it abstained from attending steering committees of the two houses that were scheduled to hold board meetings. The lawmaker said that dissolving the Lower House without holding any session would violate the Constitution. (more...)
Maine Air National Guard Deploys Crew To US Virgin Islands Maine Air National Guard Deploys Crew To US Virgin Islands
- September 23, 2017

Originally, she planned to fly groups of 20 animals gathered from St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix up to the continental USA every day for a week following Irma's land fall. But Gear says the massive rescue mission could've been prevented. A local woman is anxious after multiple attempts to contact her loved ones in the Virgin Islands are unsuccessful. (more...)
Minnesota targeted by Russia-backed groups before 2016 election Minnesota targeted by Russia-backed groups before 2016 election
- September 23, 2017

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says Wisconsin's voter registration system was unsuccessfully targeted by Russian hackers. Wyman said her office is "doing everything we can.to keep Washington's elections safe, reliable and accessible to our citizens". (more...)
India says Rohingyas a threat as Myanmar seeks worldwide help India says Rohingyas a threat as Myanmar seeks worldwide help
- September 23, 2017

Today, the Centre told the Supreme Court that Rohingya Muslims are "illegal" immigrants in the country and their continuous stay had "serious national security ramifications". Britain sent back five Myanmar army officers from a training session this week, "on account of the current situation in Rakhine", Myanmar's army said on Facebook late Wednesday. (more...)
GST implementation smoother than expected, says Jaitley GST implementation smoother than expected, says Jaitley
- September 23, 2017

This observation comes in the backdrop of public sector banks needing capital to not only provide for their huge bad loans, but also meet their capital requirements under the Basel-III capital accord. It brings the economy under a uniform tax regime. Mr Jaitley noted that stressed assets are core area of concern for the banking system. In the quarter ending June, India's GDP grew at 5.7 per cent, the lowest in three years since the Narendra Modi government was elected to power - Jaitley ... (more...)
WTO sees 2017 global trade growth at 3.6 pc
- September 23, 2017

The World Trade Organisation today upped its forecast for global trade growth in 2017 thanks to stronger than expected demand for merchandise in Asia and North America. "Though hard to quantify, these risks are very real". The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Thursday revised upward its forecast for global trade growth in 2017 to 3.6 percent, from the previous estimate of 2.4 percent, citing a sharp acceleration in global trade growth in the first half of the year. (more...)
Digital Realty Trust, Inc
- September 23, 2017

The firm has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, August 25. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Monday, November 9 with "Buy". On Friday, September 16 the stock rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson to "Buy". We can also take a look at the Average Directional Index or ADX of Arbor Realty Trust Inc (ABRN). Reservoir Operations L.P. holds 14.27% of its portfolio in Aspen Aerogels Inc for 2.90 million shares. (more...)
5.7 quake shakes Humboldt County coast 5.7 quake shakes Humboldt County coast
- September 23, 2017

The quake hit at a depth of about 5.6 miles, 126 miles west of Ferndale, according to the USGS. Both quakes were very shallow, which amplified their effects, Reuters reported. An natural disaster with a magnitude of 5.7 off the coast of Northern California Friday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey. (more...)
Charmin offers reward for 'Mad Pooper' to turn herself in Charmin offers reward for 'Mad Pooper' to turn herself in
- September 23, 2017

Of course, the offer is only good for the actual poop criminal. Cathy Budde says her kids caught her first mid-squat, trousers down and unashamed. Budde has put up a sign asking the woman to stop. "She ran by it like 15 times yesterday, and she still pooped", Budde said. Police in Colorado Springs, Colorado seek a jogger who allegedly took a dump in public multiple times. (more...)