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Angela Merkel elected German Chancellor for fourth term Angela Merkel elected German Chancellor for fourth term
- September 25, 2017

The projections suggest that six parties will be in the German parliament for the first time since the 1950s. Elsewhere, people held banners and signs as they held a protest in Frankfurt. In addition to the impact of the AfD on future debates in parliament , his entry into the Bundestag promises to complicate the calculations of Angela Merkel to form a majority government. (more...)
Unilever acquires skincare brand Carver Korea for €2.27 billion Unilever acquires skincare brand Carver Korea for €2.27 billion
- September 25, 2017

Korean beauty brands are in huge demand throughout Asia and have attracted investors including LVMH and Estee Lauder over the past couple of years. In April private equity group Bain Capital - which now holds a stake in Carver - invested $816m in Hugel, the South Korean biopharma group. (more...)
Trump Issues Travel Restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in Expanded Ban Trump Issues Travel Restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in Expanded Ban
- September 25, 2017

Trump has also blocked the issuance of all visas from North Korea and Syria, while for Iran, almost all visas were blocked except those for students and exchange visitors. He is expected to sign a proclamation related to the new travel restrictions on or before Sunday. "We will not admit those into our country we can not safely vet", Mr Trump said in a tweet. (more...)
White House Replaces Ban with New Restrictions White House Replaces Ban with New Restrictions
- September 25, 2017

More on that below. The president also took to Twitter around the time the announcement was made. Countries that aren't compliant with federal requirements will stay on the restricted list until they come into compliance. Restrictions on Sudan have been removed although its neighbour, Chad , did not share terrorism-related information that that United States needed. (more...)
Emily Thornberry mocks Boris Johnson over Brexit 'paternity test' Emily Thornberry mocks Boris Johnson over Brexit 'paternity test'
- September 25, 2017

Davis was forced to deny reports that the government's plan had changed after Johnson - who was reportedly prepared to resign - released his own wide-ranging Brexit manifesto in a 4,000-word article in the Daily Telegraph. "Some of it we'd been designing months ago". Philip Hammond , the United Kingdom chancellor, has raised further doubts about Theresa May's future after failing to support her plans to fight the next election as Conservative leader, describing her prospects ... (more...)
Iran launches new missile in defiance of warnings by US Iran launches new missile in defiance of warnings by US
- September 25, 2017

Trump put Iran "on notice" in February for test-firing a ballistic missile and imposed new economic sanctions in July over its missile program and "malign activities" in the Middle East. "You are seeing images of the successful test of the Khorramshahr ballistic missile with a range of 2,000km, the latest missile of our country", state television said. (more...)
Trump fires back at McCain over health care bill Trump fires back at McCain over health care bill
- September 25, 2017

Paul isn't the only Republican Senator who hasn't committed to voting for the Graham-Cassidy bill, according to Bloomberg. Senator Susan Collins , R-Maine, announced on Sunday that it is "very difficult" for her to envision a scenario in which she would vote for the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, potentially driving a final stake into the heart of the GOP's recent attempt at an Obamacare repeal. (more...)
Prosecutors want two-year prison sentence for Anthony Weiner Prosecutors want two-year prison sentence for Anthony Weiner
- September 25, 2017

He pleaded for probation on the grounds that his online dalliance with the 15-year-old was due to his sick obsession with sexting strangers rather than an obsession with underage girls. In 2011, Weiner resigned from Congress after an errant tweet exposed his sexting habits. It also became an issue in the 2016 presidential election when then-FBI Director James Comey cited emails discovered on a laptop used by Weiner to justify reopening the earlier probe of Clinton's private computer server ... (more...)
Labour pledges to cut credit card debt with new law Labour pledges to cut credit card debt with new law
- September 25, 2017

However, it is believed that McDonnell was to say in his speech, that contracts whereby taxpayers are being ripped off with unfair profits and huge charges would be cancelled. Borrowers would see their interest capped so that no-one pays back more than twice the amount of their original loan under a Labour Government, the shadow chancellor is set to announce . (more...)
US Travel Ban 2.0, Trump Adds Restrictions On 8 Nations US Travel Ban 2.0, Trump Adds Restrictions On 8 Nations
- September 25, 2017

The policy will also re-expand the ban to apply to those with family or other connections to the US, setting up what is likely to be a new round of litigation in the courts. Some administration officials still maintain the legality of the blanket ban on refugees and visitors from those nations. With the travel restrictions expiring, the court has an easy way out because it could simply say the case is no longer a live issue and therefore, in legal parlance, moot. (more...)
Jailed Dera chief Ram Rahim approaches HC, challenges CBI court order Jailed Dera chief Ram Rahim approaches HC, challenges CBI court order
- September 25, 2017

Ram Rahim's former driver Khatta Singh and his son Gurdas Singh has claimed that Gurdas along with cousin was guarding Dera chief's cave when they saw Honeypreet entering the cave and later when she came out from there she was in tears. The Dera chief's appeal, filed in the Punjab and Haryana HC by his counsel SK Narvana, has not yet been listed for hearing. Ram Rahim changed his decision later reportedly under pressure from Honeypreet . (more...)
Woman's body found with signs of trauma inside Revere home Woman's body found with signs of trauma inside Revere home
- September 25, 2017

Police are investigating the death of a married second grade teacher after she was found inside her Boston home with signs of trauma to her body. The woman's name is not being released tonight while family is notified, but the district attorney's office identified her as being in her 30s. (more...)
Man arrested near White House had weapons in auto Man arrested near White House had weapons in auto
- September 25, 2017

The police report said a uniformed Secret Service officer stopped a man he saw urinating. According to CNN officers from the the U.S. Secret Service Uniform Division approached the man outside the Renwick Gallery, at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th Street, near the White House, as he was allegedly relieving himself. (more...)
Euro, stocks slip after Germany's Merkel hangs on to power Euro, stocks slip after Germany's Merkel hangs on to power
- September 25, 2017

Merkel did win a fourth term in office on Sunday but will have to build an uneasy coalition to form a government after her conservatives haemorrhaged support in the face of a surge by the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD). In New Zealand, Fonterra stock rose 0.49 percent after the dairy company reported on Monday that full-year profit declined 11 percent to NZ$745 million ($542 million). (more...)
Michael Jordan weighs in on Trump's disinvite of Warriors Michael Jordan weighs in on Trump's disinvite of Warriors
- September 25, 2017

Once again the human comment section living in the White House is proving not just that his mental train is fully off the rails, but that he doesn't really care about governing the country or solving problems - he just wants to spew nonsense behind a podium to people who will clap for it. (more...)
National Football League team owners blast Trump in solidarity with players' protests National Football League team owners blast Trump in solidarity with players' protests
- September 25, 2017

Unlike other teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers opted not to come out on at the field during the playing of the anthem, except for left tackle Alejandro Villanueva , a former Army Ranger and graduate of West Point, who stood with his hand over his heart. (more...)
BTS Become First Korean Act To Enter The UK Album Chart BTS Become First Korean Act To Enter The UK Album Chart
- September 25, 2017

After opening up with stock pre-orders of over 1,120,000 copies, BTS's " Love Yourself: Her " has officially set a new sales record, coming in with over 750,000 copies sold in its first week! The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the USA based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). (more...)
McCain Says His Brain Cancer Prognosis Is 'Very Poor' McCain Says His Brain Cancer Prognosis Is 'Very Poor'
- September 25, 2017

The doctor told him he has to come back to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. 'Hey, today is Friday. But the doctor said, "No, you have to come now". He was informed he had a blood clot over his left eye. During the interview, McCain was asked whether his "no" vote on the Senate's health care bill over the summer was to get back at President Donald Trump for saying he wasn't a war hero during the campaign. (more...)
NextEra Energy Partners, LP Com (NYSE:NEP) Experiences Light Trading Volume
- September 25, 2017

Nextera Energy Inc now has $68.68B valuation. (NEE) - averaging the work of different analysts - reveals a mean PT of $154.29/share. As of December 31, 2016, NEE's business included approximately 45,900 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity with electric generation facilities located in 30 states in the United States, four provinces in Canada and in Spain; approximately 16% of the installed base of the United States wind power production capacity; approximately 11% of the installed base of ... (more...)
Anti-Migrant AfD Led Vote In Germany's Saxony Anti-Migrant AfD Led Vote In Germany's Saxony
- September 25, 2017

According to Deutsche Welle , about 700 protesters assembled on Berlin's Alexanderplatz Sunday evening, carrying umbrellas and anti-AfD signs while chanting, "Racism is not an alternative", "AfD is a bunch of racists", and "Nazis out!" "But we simply don't have them either", AfD co-leader Joerg Meuthen said. (more...)