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Singapore Halts All Trade with N.Korea Singapore Halts All Trade with N.Korea
- November 17, 2017

In its November 7 Circular sent to traders, Singapore Customs announced a prohibition of all commercially traded goods that are imported from or exported to the North through Singapore. Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Thursday reaffirmed its call for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the resumption of talks to calm tensions stoked by North Korea's nuclear missile tests. (more...)
Brokers Issue Forecasts for Schlumberger NV's Q1 2018 Earnings (SLB)
- November 17, 2017

It has underperformed by 38.99% the S&P500. Veritas Investment Management Uk Ltd decreased Schlumberger ( SLB ) stake by 5.88% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The stock has "Market Perform" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 11. The company was downgraded on Thursday, April 28 by Societe Generale. (more...)
Footballer turned LeT militant surrenders in Kashmir Footballer turned LeT militant surrenders in Kashmir
- November 17, 2017

You are the only hope of your parents and they can't take this separation. Nicknamed as Pollock for his resemblance with the famous South African cricketer, the Anantnag youth had quietly left home last week in to join the militant ranks. (more...)
Massive fire engulfs senior living facility near Philadelphia Massive fire engulfs senior living facility near Philadelphia
- November 17, 2017

Helicopter video showed dozens of people being wheeled away from the facility to ambulances. As a fourth alarm sounded, area hospitals reported they were overwhelmed with patients and were unable to take any more. A cause of the fire was still under investigation. A huge fire has broken out at a senior living community in Pennsylvania. Massive flames from a Pennsylvania nursing home shot into the sky Thursday night. (more...)
Virgin Hyperloop One signs with MoU Karnataka, Maharashtra to identify potential routes Virgin Hyperloop One signs with MoU Karnataka, Maharashtra to identify potential routes
- November 17, 2017

The company would work with partners in these states and help navigate the regulatory requirements. The preliminary study is meant to analyse the applicability and benefits of hyperloop technology , identify high priority routes within the Maharashtra based on demand analysis and socio-economic benefits, and inform the Maharashtra government about progress to the full project stage. (more...)
Macron Invites Lebanese PM Hariri to France Amid Rumors of His Detention Macron Invites Lebanese PM Hariri to France Amid Rumors of His Detention
- November 17, 2017

Naturally, there is speculation France is quietly offering Hariri a path into exile, a possibility President Macron explicitly denied to reporters when he insisted Hariri would only be staying for "a few days.". Asked about the date of the visit for talks, Le Drian replied: "Mr. Hariri's schedule is a matter for Mr. Hariri". In his first public comments since his resignation, an interview given on Sunday to a television station he owns, Hariri said he was free to travel and planned to return ... (more...)
Immigration authorities to review delayed DACA renewals Immigration authorities to review delayed DACA renewals
- November 17, 2017

The federal government will accept some DACA-renewal applications that arrived past the deadline because of postal issues. USCIS reported that approximately 5,000 applications were received after the deadline. It is not clear how numerous 4,000 arrived late due to mail delivery problems. Following reports that USCIS had rejected at least 100 applications that arrived past the deadline because of mail delivery problems, the agency reversed course and said it would allow those applicants ... (more...)
March on Holyrood to save Fife and Lewis yard jobs March on Holyrood to save Fife and Lewis yard jobs
- November 17, 2017

The rally was created to keep the issue in the public eye - and highlight that 1400 Scottish jobs are now at risk unless BiFab can resolve its critical cash flow problems which centre around a dispute with a Dutch contractor. He told BBC Radio's Good Morning Scotland programme: "They are the people employed doing the jobs of the future". The company has yards in Burntisland, Methill and at Arnish on Lewis and said its workforce comprises of 251 permanent staff and 1,132 agency workers. (more...)
Congressional Hispanic Caucus denies membership to Florida Republican Congressional Hispanic Caucus denies membership to Florida Republican
- November 17, 2017

Discussing the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressman Curbelo said this: "Unbelievably, petty partisan interests have led the CHC to formally endorse the segregation of American Hispanics". Curbelo angered the caucus when he refused to sign onto the Dream Act, instead pushing his own more conservative piece of legislation dealing with former DACA recipients. (more...)
Moody's lifts India's government bond rating to Baa2 from Baa3 Moody's lifts India's government bond rating to Baa2 from Baa3
- November 17, 2017

That's a shift from Moody's lowest investment-grade ranking to the second lowest. The rupee appreciated by 69 paise to trade at an over one-week high of 64.63 against the dollar as the US-based rating agency Moody's has upgraded India's sovereign credit rating. (more...)
SADC calls another meeting to deal with Zim crisis SADC calls another meeting to deal with Zim crisis
- November 17, 2017

In a statement, SADC said its troika meeting in Botswana would discuss the unfolding political developments in Zimbabwe, with a view to possibly mediating between the sides to calm and normalise the situation. The military denies staging a coup, saying that Mugabe is safe and that it was acting against "criminals" surrounding him. In the wake of the military takeover in Zimbabwe, the national police force has recalled all officers on leave. (more...)
NZ refugee offer a possibility: Turnbull NZ refugee offer a possibility: Turnbull
- November 17, 2017

But he said Australia may not be pleased about the potential deal, and it would run the risk of souring the countries' diplomatic relationships with his country. "We thank them for the offer, they've kept it outstanding", Turnbull said on Friday, SBS reports . The immigration minister's remarks indicate Australia has no lawful means of stopping PNG and New Zealand from signing a bilateral deal. (more...)
Kerala's ruling partners CPI-M, CPI spar in the open Kerala's ruling partners CPI-M, CPI spar in the open
- November 17, 2017

A spat between the two major communist parties in Kerala turned public on Thursday, a day after differences intensified over the resignation of transport minister Thomas Chandy over allegations of land encroachment. In a scathing editorial in the party mouthpiece 'Janayugam, 'CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran, who is also the chief editor of the paper, said tainted Chandy attending the cabinet meeting was a violation of democratic norms and all conventions. (more...)
Stamkos scores twice, Lightning top Stars in Bishop's return Stamkos scores twice, Lightning top Stars in Bishop's return
- November 17, 2017

Nikita Kucherov scored his 17th goal and had two assists, and Mikhail Sergachev, Brayden Point and Jake Dotchin scored for the Lightning (15-2-2). Stamkos has 10 goals and an NHL-best 35 points after missing most of last season with a lateral meniscus tear. (more...)
Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Ridge hospitalized in Texas Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Ridge hospitalized in Texas
- November 17, 2017

The spokesman says Ridge underwent a cardiac catheterization at Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas. Ridge was responsive to his physicians, his spokesman said. He managed the far-flung department, composed of 22 agencies and about 180,000 employees by the time he left. He was at the conference for Ridge Global, his security and risk management firm. (more...)
Grenfell fire killed 71, including stillborn baby Grenfell fire killed 71, including stillborn baby
- November 17, 2017

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: "Police now believe that all those who died in the fire have been recovered and identified". "We continue to provide every support we can to those bereaved". Specially trained officers from the Met, City of London Police and British Transport Police have been involved in the search and recovery operation, thoroughly searching every single flat on every single floor. (more...)
CBI arrests former Shimla SP DW Negi CBI arrests former Shimla SP DW Negi
- November 17, 2017

CBI arrested Negi after visiting Kotkhai on Tuesday and Wednesday. The CBI on Thursday arrested a former Superintendent of Police posted at Shimla during an ongoing investigation into the custodial death of one of the accused in the rape and murder case of a 16-year-old girl. (more...)
Venezuela ruled in default by trade group after bond payment delays Venezuela ruled in default by trade group after bond payment delays
- November 17, 2017

The committee said it would reconvene on Monday at 3 p.m. But even with this latest evidence of Venezuela's financial collapse, the situation shows no signs of being resolved in the near future. They also noted that the values of the CDS - the derivative contracts investors use to protect themselves against a default - were not large compared to the overall bond amounts. (more...)
Siemens says it is cutting 6900 jobs worldwide Siemens says it is cutting 6900 jobs worldwide
- November 17, 2017

Siemens is to cut nearly 7,000 jobs worldwide in an efficiency drive that could threaten roles at the German industrial group's operations in Britain. In a memo distributed to employees Thursday morning, Siemens said the cuts are in response to a rapidly changing power generation industry, and are meant to increase capacity at production facilities, improve efficiency and combine resources. (more...)
How a cab driver helped catch an escaped psychiatric hospital patient How a cab driver helped catch an escaped psychiatric hospital patient
- November 17, 2017

The state Department of Health operates the hospital, which houses over 300 patients in Kaneohe. Honolulu police say Randall Saito is unsafe and shouldn't be approached. "I started laughing, because I knew", he said. He was arrested after Joe Martin, who operates Valley Transport Yellow Cab in Stockton, called the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office. (more...)

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