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Commonwealth Bank CEO to retire by mid 2018 Commonwealth Bank CEO to retire by mid 2018
- August 14, 2017

CBA's chairman Catherine Livingstone said the board had made a decision to bring forward details of its succession planning to deal with "speculation and questions about his tenure". "Consumers should not be sold products that provide little or no benefit, and banks should have processes in place that ensure this", Kell said. Narev will be paid A$5.71 million for the year ending June 2017, down 35 percent from last year's A$8.77 million. (more...)
Venezuela leader Maduro wants to meet Trump in NYC Venezuela leader Maduro wants to meet Trump in NYC
- August 14, 2017

Trump said Friday that he wouldn't rule out a "military option" in response to the crisis. Argentinean worldwide law expert Paola de Simons told Xinhua that Trump was sending out "a warning, (as a) foreign threat, which belongs to what were decades ago". (more...)
Trump Moves To Crack Down On Chinese Intellectual Property Practices Trump Moves To Crack Down On Chinese Intellectual Property Practices
- August 14, 2017

Trump will direct U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to determine if an investigation is warranted of "any of China's laws, policies, practices or actions that may be unreasonable or discriminatory, and that may be harming American intellectual property, innovation and technology", the official said. (more...)
4 dead during suspected jihadist attack in Burkina Faso 4 dead during suspected jihadist attack in Burkina Faso
- August 14, 2017

Seventeen people have been killed in a restaurant attack in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, the government said. A paramedic told AFP that one of the victims was a Turkish national. Gunmen from the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) group attacked the Splendid hotel and the Cappuccino restaurant opposite, both popular with Westerners, sparking a protracted standoff with security forces. (more...)
Hellen Obiri wins 5000 metres with astonishing last lap Hellen Obiri wins 5000 metres with astonishing last lap
- August 14, 2017

It was her 16th medal overall. Poland came third in 3:25.41 to take bronze. With a last lap of 60.11, Obiri crossed the finish line in 14:34.87 to secure her first global outdoor title, punching the air in delight. For much of the race, many spectators would have assumed that the gold medal was going to be hers. Semenya, 26, is the 2016 Olympic and 2009 world champion and is poised to inherit two more golds after Russian doper Mariya Savinova-Farnosova was stripped of her 2012 Olympic and ... (more...)
President Trump to launch investigation into China trade violations President Trump to launch investigation into China trade violations
- August 14, 2017

They were not authorized to publicly discuss the private call, and spoke on condition of anonymity. The administration official who confirmed that Trump would sign the order contended it was unrelated to the showdown with North Korea. The visit to the region by President Donald Trump's top military adviser underlines heightened tensions after a week in which North Korea's Kim Jong-Un and the US leader exchanged threats. (more...)
Turkey policeman stabbed to death by IS suspect Turkey policeman stabbed to death by IS suspect
- August 14, 2017

The suspect was being taken to Istanbul's main police station at around 11pm local time, escorted by two officers, when he stabbed one of them, police said. It was unclear how the suspect in the police station attack had access to a knife. The attacker, who was apprehend over suspension of planning a bombing attack, was shot by the police then. (more...)
FBI's Ten Most Wanted: MS-13 Gang Member Captured FBI's Ten Most Wanted: MS-13 Gang Member Captured
- August 14, 2017

Walter Yovany Gomez is suspected of at least one violent homicide and is a known member of the violent MS-13 gang. The FBI said that Gomez and the other man were both identified as members of Plainfield Locos Salvatrucha, a New Jersey branch of the infamous MS-13 gang . (more...)
Gardai search area in Chapelizod for missing Naas man Trevor Deely Gardai search area in Chapelizod for missing Naas man Trevor Deely
- August 14, 2017

A three-acre wooded site in the Chapelizod area has recently been sealed off as part of the Garda inquiry, with extensive searches expected to be carried out over the coming weeks. The Deely family have been informed of the latest developments in the investigation. New evidence was released to the public last April when the then cold-case was re-opened in an effort to finally solve the mystery as to what actually happened to Trevor Deely. (more...)
Council of the European Union expands sanctions against North Korea Council of the European Union expands sanctions against North Korea
- August 14, 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Trump vowed on Monday to increase pressure on the North over its weapons programs shortly after the UN Security Council ratcheted up economic sanctions on Pyongyang. Mogherini said that "the European Union is ready to support these efforts in all possible ways". The statement Friday does not mention any specific actions China would be willing to take, although some Chinese scholars and state media have called on Beijing to take on a shuttle diplomacy ... (more...)
Charlottesville: Trump under fire for failing to directly condemn Virginia white supremacists Charlottesville: Trump under fire for failing to directly condemn Virginia white supremacists
- August 14, 2017

A 20-year-old man drove his auto into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally, killing one person, hurting more than a dozen others and ratcheting up tension in a day full of violent confrontations. "I'm sure there were good people in the groups that had various opinions on the removal or maintenance of the statue", Bossert said. David Duke, the former head of the Ku Klux Klan who found himself at the centre of controversy after Mr Trump failed to immediately ... (more...)
Barnaby Joyce latest MP to be caught up in dual-citizenship bungle Barnaby Joyce latest MP to be caught up in dual-citizenship bungle
- August 14, 2017

He said he meant to fulfil his normal duties as deputy prime minister, because the government's legal advice indicated he would not be disqualified by the court. "I've always been an Australian citizen, born in Tamworth, just as my mother and great grandmother 100 years earlier". All Australian parliamentarians sign an oath when elected that they hold only Australian citizenship. (more...)
GOP Sen. Cory Gardner urges Trump to call Charlottesville crash terrorism GOP Sen. Cory Gardner urges Trump to call Charlottesville crash terrorism
- August 14, 2017

Trump is calling for "a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives". Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), leader of the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 2018, called on Mr. The two-day protest is thought to be the largest recent gathering of white nationalists. A White House spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for an explanation as to what Trump mean by " many sides ". (more...)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hoists the tricolor at IFFM with daughter Aaradhya Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hoists the tricolor at IFFM with daughter Aaradhya
- August 14, 2017

The festival, dubbed as the largest Indian film festival of the southern hemisphere will show over 60 Bollywood films, indie films and short films in 20 different languages. Upon being given the opportunity to unfurl the Indian National flag at the event, Aishwarya was overwhelmed and expressed her gratitude. It was indeed a moment of pride for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her little daughter Aaradhya Bachchan, who hoisted the Indian flag as a part of their celebration of 70th year of ... (more...)
Iran Condemns Trump's Provocative Remarks on Venezuela Iran Condemns Trump's Provocative Remarks on Venezuela
- August 14, 2017

Venezuela is not very far away and the people are suffering, and they are dying. Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino last Friday disparaged Mr Trump's warning as "craziness" and Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Saturday that Venezuela rejected "hostile" threats, calling on Latin America to unite against Washington. (more...)
One Mayor In Kentucky Is Pushing To Move Confederate Monuments One Mayor In Kentucky Is Pushing To Move Confederate Monuments
- August 14, 2017

Democratic Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says he is taking steps to remove confederate statues in the city. "The tragic events in Charlottesville today have accelerated the announcement I meant to make next week", wrote Gray in a statement. John Hunt Morgan and Maj. Gen. Gray said he is recommending the statues be moved to Veterans Park in southeast Lexington near a war memorial there. (more...)
IL senate schedules rare Sunday session to address school funding IL senate schedules rare Sunday session to address school funding
- August 14, 2017

A supermajority of the Senate disagreed with the governor's amendments, voting to send the bill to the Democratic House of Representatives. Until a funding bill is enacted, general state aid to all schools can't be released. A lone Republican, state Sen. Andy Manar, called the Rauner plan "smoke and mirrors". The CPS budget also assumes a $269 million boost in local funding that the district said it is working with the city to identify. (more...)
Terrorists, 2 Army Personnel Killed In Encounter In Jammu And Kashmir's Shopian Terrorists, 2 Army Personnel Killed In Encounter In Jammu And Kashmir's Shopian
- August 14, 2017

He said that Adil Malik who was earlier declared to be other slain militant was alive. "The fire was retaliated, ensuing an encounter", he said. In north Kashmir, suspected militants opened fire after police and army started a cordon and search operation at Wahab Parray Mohalla in Hajin area of Bandipora district. (more...)
Two US soldiers killed in northern Iraq Two US soldiers killed in northern Iraq
- August 14, 2017

According to the statement, initial reports suggest the casualties did not come as a result of "enemy contact". "There are no words to describe the respect I have for you and sorrow I have for your loss", said coalition commander Lt. Although residents celebrated the extremists being chased out of the city, many of their neighborhoods lay in ruins while thousands of civilians had been killed and over 1 million people displaced. (more...)
Weather Authority Forecast for Saturday, August 12th Weather Authority Forecast for Saturday, August 12th
- August 14, 2017

Tuesday|Abundant sunshine. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 60s. The weather is slowly improving Sunday and for sure better compared to Saturday! The first few days of week look really quiet and sunny! 80s are likely in areas that get stuck in the clouds and in areas near the Red River. (more...)