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Catalan Parliament Speaker Carme Forcadell to spend night in jail
- November 11, 2017

The Catalan National Assembly has announced that it will tap its "solidarity fund" to cover Forcadell's bond, as well as the bail of 25,000 euros each for four other Catalan lawmakers who appeared before Llarena along with the Speaker. A sixth legislator was released without charge after demonstrating to the judge's satisfaction that he did not vote in favour of the October 27 Unilateral Declaration of Independence. (more...)
Won't allow BJP to impose Gabbar Singh Tax on India: Rahul Gandhi Won't allow BJP to impose Gabbar Singh Tax on India: Rahul Gandhi
- November 11, 2017

Gandhi's remarks come in the wake of the GST Council meeting held in Guwahati where it was decided that tax rate on a wide range of mass use items would be reduced. "Eventually when Modi ji realised it was a mistake, he said Congress was also a part of it", Rahul said. The Centre does not know the meaning of GST. (more...)
Watch suspect offer doughnuts to bystanders during Houston robbery Watch suspect offer doughnuts to bystanders during Houston robbery
- November 11, 2017

However they were compensated with donuts for their troubles. Robbery suspects did more than just hold up a doughnut shop in Houston - police say they also handed out doughnuts to customers in the store. All three of the suspects fled the store on foot. Anyone with information on the suspects' identities is encouraged to call the Houston Police Department Robbery Division at 713-308-0700, or CrimeStoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477). (more...)
Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture last town in ISIS control Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture last town in ISIS control
- November 11, 2017

Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, and Omar Abu Laila, a Europe-based opposition activist originally from Syria's eastern province of Deir el-Zour both denied the report that al-Baghdadi is in Boukamal. (more...)
Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Cut to Neutral at Citigroup Inc Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Cut to Neutral at Citigroup Inc
- November 11, 2017

The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Monday, August 24 to "Buy". Similarly, the Return on Invested Capital Quality ratio is a tool in evaluating the quality of a company's ROIC over the course of five years. Mobile Mini Inc (NASDAQ:MINI) was raised too. Its up 0.12, from 0.83 in 2017Q1. For passive investors (long-term) earning per shares and its growth is most valuable indicator for investment, as MPC has EPS growth of -57.90% for this year. (more...)
Who is new International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt? Who is new International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt?
- November 11, 2017

The mini-reshuffle came just a week after ex-chief whip Gavin Williamson replaced Sir Michael Fallon as defence secretary amid allegations of sexual harassment. He now serves as a joint DFID and Foreign Office minister and backed Remain during the referendum. The prime minister was under pressure to pick another Brexit enthusiast to succeed Patel, who quit on Wednesday night, and thereby maintain the current balance in her top team between the two camps in the European Union debate. (more...)
Donald Trump, Xi Jinping spell out competing trade visions Donald Trump, Xi Jinping spell out competing trade visions
- November 11, 2017

The agreement, which still needs to be finalised, would now be called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), he said. Describing globalisation as an "irreversible historical trend", he said the world must work together to make it more inclusive and balanced. The Apec leaders met in closed sessions today, pausing for the traditional "family photograph", taken above the South China Sea . (more...)
Hackers play ISIS propaganda tune on Swedish radio station Hackers play ISIS propaganda tune on Swedish radio station
- November 11, 2017

Mix Megapol is a commercial station which normally plays hits from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. Thousands of listeners in southern Sweden heard the song "For the sake of Allah", which is used by ISIS to recruit foreign fighters, for about 30 minutes on repeat, according to Daily Mail. (more...)
Ontario colleges ask striking faculty for final offer vote Ontario colleges ask striking faculty for final offer vote
- November 11, 2017

The strike is wearing down everyone concerned and this week Ontario's colleges have called for striking faculty to vote on a final contract offer after talks to end the four-week labour disruption broke down today. Centennial College which already announced classes extended into January, but will close over the Christmas break as planned. "We believe Sheridan College students should be in the classroom, and despite a scheduled vote next week, this dispute has continued on for an ... (more...)
Post FIFA World Cup appearance, PM Modi meets India's U-17 team
- November 11, 2017

He also mentioned that sports helps in developing personality, building confidence, and in overall development. He also commended India for being the world's largest democracy and achieving a phenomenal growth. Modi is expected to attend the East Asia Summit on November 14 in Manila. American firms have long complained about China failing to honour intellectual property rights. (more...)
Trump Talks Tough On Trade, Reaffirms 'America First' Policy At Asia Summit Trump Talks Tough On Trade, Reaffirms 'America First' Policy At Asia Summit
- November 11, 2017

China's President Xi Jinping emphasized multilateralism in his keynote speech before global business leaders on Friday. The speeches represent contrasting pitches for leadership in a region suspicious of China's intentions and unsure about America's staying power. (more...)
GST Council meet starts in Guwahati; Chidambaram expects 'shower of changes'
- November 11, 2017

He said, " Congress is vindicated". "Congress party's next goal will be to push for one rate: RNR with an RNR plus and an RNR minus", the former finance minister added. The changes in the tax system were decided at the 23rd GST Council meeting headed by the finance minister, at Guwahati today. Earlier in the day, Former Finance Minister P. (more...)
USA soldier killed in Niger apparently was executed USA soldier killed in Niger apparently was executed
- November 11, 2017

The Post said Friday that two villagers in the remote village of Tongo Tongo told reporters some children found Johnson's remains October 6, two days after the attack that killed the four USA servicemen and five Nigerien soldiers. She said the president's call " made me cry even worse " because Trump said her husband "knew what he signed up for" when he joined the army", she said on ABC's "Good Morning America. (more...)
Local events scheduled for Veterans Day Local events scheduled for Veterans Day
- November 11, 2017

They have defended democracy and the interests of the United States against those who would destroy our way of life. Numerous veterans who have returned home from serving in other parts of the world also have suffered from less visible scars. (more...)
Paul Dandan, Charlotte Flight Controller, Arrested For Possessing Weapon Of Mass Destruction Paul Dandan, Charlotte Flight Controller, Arrested For Possessing Weapon Of Mass Destruction
- November 11, 2017

The suspect was working at Charlotte Douglas International Airport during the time of his arrest. Dandan is being held on a $45,000 secured bond . Local media outlets report that the Federal Bureau of Investigation says 30-year-old Paul George Dandan was arrested Friday in Charlotte. (more...)
United States woman released from Zimbabwe jail on bail United States woman released from Zimbabwe jail on bail
- November 11, 2017

Martha O'Donovan did not speak to reporters as she emerged from a prison in the capital, Harare, and left in a U.S. Embassy vehicle. O'Donovan is accused of calling the 93-year-old Mugabe a "sick man" in a tweet including an image of the president with a catheter. (more...)
Korea navy to join exercise with 3 USA aircraft carriers Korea navy to join exercise with 3 USA aircraft carriers
- November 11, 2017

The Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers Inazuma and Makinami will escort the helicopter carrier Ise to the exercises with the Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture-based USS Ronald Reagan as well as the USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier strike groups in the East China Sea and Sea of Japan, the MSDF said in a statement Friday. (more...)
Wild animals banned from circuses in Republic of Ireland Wild animals banned from circuses in Republic of Ireland
- November 11, 2017

The government has been asked to clarify what will happen to wild animals in Irish circuses when a ban on their use comes into effect in January (Catherine Sanz writes). The new ban has been praised by animal rights groups across the country with Animal Rights Action Network's John Carmody saying that today was a "great day". (more...)
Brother of Italy mob boss arrested for assaulting TV reporter
- November 11, 2017

After Piervincenzi approached Spada for an interview, the boxing enthusiast headbutted the reporter - breaking his nose - and then proceeded to chase the camera crew away with a bat. The paper called the area a "land of contrasts", where luxury yachts sit beside "favelas" and crumbling streets filled with rubbish. The attack took place in Ostia, a seaside town in Italy near Rome. (more...)
US Commerce Chief Ross Reportedly Divests Shipping Interests
- November 11, 2017

Since 2014, Navigator has received more than $68m (£51.8m) in revenue from its major client Sibur , a Moscow-based gas and petrochemicals company whose key owners include Vladimir Putin's son-in-law Kirill Shamalov and sanctioned Russian oligarch Gennady Timchenko. (more...)

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