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Italy's Salvini agrees to disembark minors on migrant ship
  • US
  • 2019-08-17 16:42:11Z

Italy's hard-line interior minister appeared to buckle under pressure Saturday to ease the political standoff over a migrant rescue ship with 134 people aboard, saying he would allow minors to disembark after being at sea for two weeks. Premier Giuseppe Conte had written a second letter to Interior Minister Matteo Salvini demanding that minors be allowed off the boat. Salvini wrote back Saturday with a three-page missive of his own saying he would do so but made clear it was Conte's choice and that it didn't set a precedent.

Beats replace bombs: young Iraqis revel at summer festival
Beats replace bombs: young Iraqis revel at summer festival

Neon red, yellow and white stage lights helped transform the basketball court in the People's Stadium in central Baghdad into a club for the "Summer Festival", the first celebration of its kind in the city. Restaurants are again abuzz with families and coffee shops full of young people watching cover bands late into the night, something that not so long ago was considered too dangerous because of the risk of suicide bombers.

Portugal's fuel-tanker drivers back down, walkout continues
  • US
  • 2019-08-17 11:22:57Z

Portuguese fuel-tanker drivers will maintain their strike indefinitely after a 10-hour meeting of union leaders and government officials ended without an agreement. The meeting, which started on Friday afternoon and lasted until the early hours of Saturday, took place after the striking drivers said they would suspend the now six-day-old strike and negotiate with their employers association ANTRAM in government-brokered talks. With the Socialist government acting as a mediator, ANTRAM and National Hazardous Materials Drivers' Union (SNMMP) submitted their proposals but did not sit at the same negotiating table.

Rescue worker killed in attack on ambulance in northern Myanmar - army
  • US
  • 2019-08-17 10:57:58Z

One rescue worker was killed and several others were wounded when an ambulance came under fire in northern Myanmar amid clashes between troops and ethnic rebels in the region, an army spokesman and a witness said on Saturday. The rescue workers were 13 miles from Lashio, the largest town in Shan State, where ethnic armed groups have been fighting for greater autonomy from the central government, when their convoy came under attack. After that, the ambulance was hit by an RPG and the car turned over and he died," said Aung Kyaw Moe, a member of the Lashio Youth Charity Association who said he survived the assault.

Is There Now An Opportunity In Midwich Group Plc (LON:MIDW)?
Is There Now An Opportunity In Midwich Group Plc (LON:MIDW)?

Midwich Group Plc (LON:MIDW), which is in the electronic business, and is based in United Kingdom, received a lot of...

Does TT Electronics (LON:TTG) Have A Healthy Balance Sheet?
Does TT Electronics (LON:TTG) Have A Healthy Balance Sheet?

Some say volatility, rather than debt, is the best way to think about risk as an investor, but Warren Buffett famously...

Should You Be Excited About Visiodent S.A.
Should You Be Excited About Visiodent S.A.'s (EPA:SDT) 24% Return On Equity?

Many investors are still learning about the various metrics that can be useful when analysing a stock. This article is...

Reuters Health News Summary
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  • 2019-08-17 04:57:44Z

AbbVie Inc has priced its new rheumatoid arthritis treatment at $59,000 a year after gaining U.S. approval on Friday, a big boost for the drugmaker struggling with rising competition for Humira, its blockbuster therapy for the same condition. A woman and her child were the first two cases confirmed with Ebola in Congo's South Kivu region this week, opening a new front in the fight against the outbreak. Health officials said on Friday that the latest cases were more than 700 km (430 miles) south of where the outbreak was first detected.

AP Explains: A look at rallies, recent tension in Portland
AP Explains: A look at rallies, recent tension in Portland
  • US
  • 2019-08-17 04:12:46Z

The liberal city of Portland, Oregon, is again expected to be a flashpoint because of a right-wing rally planned Saturday. Here is a look at the planned rallies and the recent tension in Portland. The rally is being organized by a member of the Proud Boys, designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Argentina detains businessman at center of Mexican corruption scandal
  • US
  • 2019-08-17 03:40:53Z

Argentine authorities and Interpol detained on Friday a businessman who was at the center of a Mexican corruption scandal in 2004 that hurt the reputation of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who at the time was Mexico City's mayor and is now the nation's president. The detained Argentine businessman Carlos Ahumada was filmed in 2004 giving bundles of money to Lopez Obrador's main ally in the City Council, Rene Bejarano. Support for Lopez Obrador at the time was battered by the graft scandal.

How Should Investors Feel About IntraSoft Technologies Limited
How Should Investors Feel About IntraSoft Technologies Limited's (NSE:ISFT) CEO Pay?

The CEO of IntraSoft Technologies Limited (NSE:ISFT) is Arvind Kajaria. This report will, first, examine the CEO...

Is Intellect Design Arena (NSE:INTELLECT) A Risky Investment?
Is Intellect Design Arena (NSE:INTELLECT) A Risky Investment?

Some say volatility, rather than debt, is the best way to think about risk as an investor, but Warren Buffett famously...

Prosecutors seek additional indictment against Harvey Weinstein
Prosecutors seek additional indictment against Harvey Weinstein
  • US
  • 2019-08-17 02:28:00Z

The Manhattan District Attorney's office has presented the criminal case against Harvey Weinstein to a grand jury for a second time to include testimony from a one-time Sopranos actress, new court filings show. Prosecutors are hoping the grand jury returns a new indictment against the disgraced film producer based, in part, on the accounts of Annabella Sciorra, the actress who has claimed Weinstein raped her in 1993. Sciorra made public claims against Weinstein in the media but only came forward to the Manhattan District Attorney's office in the months after the original indictment was returned, sources familiar with the case told ABC News.

Moscow set for fresh protests after month of rallies
Moscow set for fresh protests after month of rallies
  • World
  • 2019-08-17 02:12:30Z

Moscow was set for fresh protests Saturday, the latest in a wave of demonstrations that has seen tens of thousands take to the streets after opposition figures were banned from local elections a month ago. The rallies, which have taken place every Saturday since the ruling, are the biggest since mass protests broke out in 2011 against President Vladimir Putin's return to the Kremlin after a term as prime minister. Police have come down hard on the demonstrations, which have tapped into wider anger over declining living standards and a stalling economy.

UPDATE 1-U.S. appeals court deals partial setback to Trump rule to curtail asylum
  • US
  • 2019-08-17 00:58:37Z

A U.S. appeals court on Friday dealt a setback to the Trump administration attempt to bar almost all asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexico border, but stopped short of applying its decision nationwide. While ruling against a provision of President Donald Trump's hard-line anti-immigration policy, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the decision would only apply to the nine Western states that make up the 9th Circuit. Only two of those nine, California and Arizona, are on the border with Mexico.

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