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Coronavirus: David Lammy warns that people are
Coronavirus: David Lammy warns that people are 'bubbling out of pubs' due to curfew

Shadow justice secretary David Lammy says drinkers are likely to continue their night together at home.

Islamist militants kill 18 in north-eastern Nigeria
Islamist militants kill 18 in north-eastern Nigeria
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  • 2020-09-27 11:16:03Z

The Islamic State group said it was behind the ambush on a convoy of government officials.

Large majority of Swiss reject bid to rein in immigration from EU, says exit poll
Large majority of Swiss reject bid to rein in immigration from EU, says exit poll
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  • 2020-09-27 11:10:33Z

Swiss voters have overwhelmingly rejected a right-wing party's attempt to scrap a pact allowing the free movement of people from the European Union, according to a projection of results by broadcaster SRF on Sunday. The Swiss People's Party (SVP) had called a referendum on the EU agreement - a vote that was seen as an important test of attitudes towards foreigners who make up a quarter of the population. The broadcaster said its projection, based on partial results from Sunday's plebiscite, showed the motion was defeated 63%-37%. The SVP - the biggest party in parliament - has pushed to take back control of immigration, echoing some of the arguments pro-Brexit politicians used in the...

With classroom time reduced, U.S. college students demand tuition cuts
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  • 2020-09-27 11:06:26Z

Full-time students at Chicago's Columbia College spend $14,000 a year for professional, hands-on training in dance, film and music that the school normally offers in studios and classrooms scattered across the city's South Loop and Near South Side. When the coronavirus pandemic led the school

Macron
Macron's party faces struggle in French Senate elections
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  • 2020-09-27 11:01:13Z

Nearly half of France's Senate seats are up for grabs Sunday in an election that is likely to leave the chamber dominated by conservatives and serve a new electoral blow to President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party. The election is indirect, with senators chosen primarily by some 75,000 local elected officials like city councilors. The conservative Republicans party is expected to keep its majority, now at 143 seats.

Is Covid to blame for business closures or is it helping new startups? The answer is both
Is Covid to blame for business closures or is it helping new startups? The answer is both

A report found that more than 100,000 restaurants have closed this year, but another says new business applications are up by 19%Last week brought some grim data for small businesses.Yelp, the popular online review site, revealed that approximately 163,000 of the businesses - mostly restaurants - that listed on their site had disappeared and that, through July, almost 98,000 businesses won't return. Around that same time a new report issued by the National Restaurant Association warned that more than 100,000 restaurants have permanently closed this year and unless action was taken, more will also fail.The culprit of all this? Covid-19, of course. But is Covid really to blame? Yes. And no....

Companies are staying private longer, should you invest pre-IPO?
Companies are staying private longer, should you invest pre-IPO?

Pre-IPO investment platforms have revolutionized and democratized the process. No longer just in the purview of celebrities or large mutual funds.

Big companies are swallowing up smaller ones. Why that
Big companies are swallowing up smaller ones. Why that's not good for the economy

The trend toward industry concentration has boosted corporate profits, but also consumer prices and income inequality.

Trump is fuzzy on tax policy as Biden goes all in
Trump is fuzzy on tax policy as Biden goes all in

Trump has raised various ideas in recent months, though his proposals remain much vaguer than during his 2016 presidential campaign.

Negative interest rates: Bank of England policymaker defends plan
Negative interest rates: Bank of England policymaker defends plan

Silvana Tenreyro said evidence from countries that have introduced the policy was "encouraging".

French president says longtime Belarus leader
French president says longtime Belarus leader 'must go'
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  • 2020-09-27 10:44:20Z

France is stepping up the pressure on Belarus' longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko, with President Emmanuel Macron telling a prominent French weekly that "Lukashenko must go." The European Union said Thursday it does not recognize Lukashenko as president of Belarus because of large-scale protests by Belarusians who question the results of last month's presidential election that Lukashenko claims he overwhelmingly won. Opposition members and some poll workers in Belarus say the vote was rigged.

The Bull in Europe
The Bull in Europe's China Shop

If you happened to spend last week hiding under a large rock or watching the evening news, you may be unaware that representatives of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel spent last Tuesday morning signing the historic Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House. As they did so they bathed in the satisfied glow of President Donald J. Trump, who, having broken the shibboleths of the Middle East peace processes, forged a major breakthrough.Trump, the china-shop bull, succeeded in the Middle East where his predecessors had met only with frustrated ambitions by testing an unconventional theory: that U.S. allies become stronger when they are exposed to the invigorating...

War in the Desert, 21st-Century Style
War in the Desert, 21st-Century Style

The explosive sound of an Israeli Merkava IV tank firing reverberated from behind a hillside, a cloud of dust marking where the shell had been fired from. The shell flew across a field of shrubs and landed in the distance. Then another tank targeted the same location. The symphony of firing continued for ten minutes before the tanks, followed by Namer armored personnel carriers and a menagerie of vehicles from Israel's 7th Armored Brigade's engineers, proceeded towards where they had been firing.The tank fire had been the closing salvos of a multi-day drill to keep Israel's armored units and infantry at their highest level of readiness for the next conflict. That conflict could come in...

Qatar Airways got $1.95 billion government lifeline after losses widened
Qatar Airways got $1.95 billion government lifeline after losses widened

Qatar Airways received a 7.3 billion riyal ($1.95 billion) lifeline from the Qatar government after losing 7 billion riyal in the year to March 31, the state-owned group disclosed on Sunday. The lifeline was provided to Qatar Airways after annual losses exceeded 50% of share capital and was later converted into new shares, said the airline's financial statement. Qatar Airways, which has slashed jobs and delayed new aircraft deliveries due to the pandemic, flagged in March that it would seek state support but had not until now disclosed the funding.

Minister sees strengths in BBC critics eyed for top UK media jobs
Minister sees strengths in BBC critics eyed for top UK media jobs

Britain's culture minister said on Sunday that two prominent critics of the BBC who have reportedly been offered important roles in the British media had "strengths". Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked Charles Moore, a former editor of the Daily Telegraph, to become the chairman of the BBC and wants Paul Dacre, a former editor of the Daily Mail, to be chairman of media regulator Ofcom, according to The Sunday Times. Culture minister Oliver Dowden said the process for the appointment of both roles would be launched soon and that the government was seeking "strong, credible" people and a chair of the BBC who could hold it to account.

From Kennedy-Nixon to Trump-Biden: 60 years of U.S. presidential debates
From Kennedy-Nixon to Trump-Biden: 60 years of U.S. presidential debates
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  • 2020-09-27 10:14:34Z

- 1960: The first televised debate pitted Democratic nominee John F. Kennedy against Republican Vice President Richard Nixon, who was recovering from a hospital visit and had a 5 o'clock shadow, having refused makeup. Kennedy won the election. - 1976: In the first TV debate in 16 years, Democrat Jimmy Carter faced unelected incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Barrett would have final say on recusal calls
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Barrett would have final say on recusal calls
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  • 2020-09-27 10:04:31Z

Democrats are urging U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to recuse herself from any election-related cases because of President Donald Trump's comments that he expects the justices to potentially decide the outcome, but there is no way to force her to do so. Trump on Saturday nominated Barrett to the vacancy created by the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18. If confirmed by the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate, Barrett would give the court a 6-3 conservative majority.

Senate Republicans ready quick push on Trump
Senate Republicans ready quick push on Trump's Supreme Court pick Barrett
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  • 2020-09-27 10:01:57Z

U.S. Senate Republicans on Sunday prepared a concerted push toward quickly confirming President Donald Trump's third Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, despite strenuous objections by Democrats who appear powerless to stop them. In a White House Rose Garden ceremony on Saturday, Trump announced Barrett, 48, as his selection to replace liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18 at age 87. Barrett said she would be a justice in the mold of the late staunch conservative Antonin Scalia.

With Breonna Taylor protests, COVID-19 and record homicides, Louisville police are in crisis
With Breonna Taylor protests, COVID-19 and record homicides, Louisville police are in crisis

Breonna Taylor's death has catapulted Louisville into the national spotlight and made its police force a focal point of the cry for racial justice.

2021 Acura TLX rides new platform to become brand
2021 Acura TLX rides new platform to become brand's best sedan in decades

The TLX's price, performance and features could give small luxury sedans like the Audi A3/S3 fits.

A new database tracks COVID-19
A new database tracks COVID-19's effects on sex and gender

The gender breakdown in information is a current blind spot and critical to understanding how the virus works - and what the treatment could be.

Is mail theft surging in the U.S.? Postal Service inspectors don
Is mail theft surging in the U.S.? Postal Service inspectors don't know
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  • 2020-09-27 10:00:10Z

Anecdotal accounts suggest mail theft is on the rise in parts of the country. Postal inspectors don't have a reliable system to track the crime.

16 dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in Chinese coal mine
16 dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in Chinese coal mine

Sixteen workers died and one is in a critical condition after being trapped underground in a coal mine in southwest China on Sunday, reported state broadcaster CCTV.

Israelis mark Yom Kippur under
Israelis mark Yom Kippur under 'painful' virus lockdown
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  • 2020-09-27 09:39:28Z

The solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which annually sees Israeli life grind to a halt, begins on Sunday in a nation already under a sweeping coronavirus lockdown. Every year, businesses shut down, roads empty out and even radio and TV stations go silent as the faithful fast for 25 hours and hold intensive prayers of atonement on the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. It's the second nationwide lockdown since the pandemic began, an attempt to contain one of the most severe outbreaks in the world.

Returns On Capital - An Important Metric For Iofina (LON:IOF)
Returns On Capital - An Important Metric For Iofina (LON:IOF)

Did you know there are some financial metrics that can provide clues of a potential multi-bagger? Amongst other...

Former Lebanese FM, president
Former Lebanese FM, president's son-in-law, has coronavirus
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  • 2020-09-27 09:37:19Z

A former Lebanese foreign minister and son-in-law of President Michel Aoun has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Sunday. The statement from his office said Gebran Bassil, who also heads the Christian Free Patriotic Movement party, will isolate until he recovers, adding that the infection level is still "low and acceptable." The announcement comes amid an alarming surge in coronavirus cases in Lebanon, with record numbers registered almost every day for the past week.

Renold plc (LON:RNO) Surges 32% Yet Its Low P/E Is No Reason For Excitement
Renold plc (LON:RNO) Surges 32% Yet Its Low P/E Is No Reason For Excitement

Renold plc (LON:RNO) shareholders would be excited to see that the share price has had a great month, posting a 32...

Calculating The Intrinsic Value Of HomeServe plc (LON:HSV)
Calculating The Intrinsic Value Of HomeServe plc (LON:HSV)

Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of HomeServe plc (LON:HSV) by taking the expected...

Steve Bannon
Steve Bannon's Dodgy Nonprofit Teamed Up With Company Linked to Accused Gold Scammers

When former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's nonprofit sought to restore an American golden age, it turned to a company with connections to a consortium that allegedly strip-mined the retirement accounts of elderly conservatives, The Daily Beast has discovered.Bannon's "economic nationalist" group Citizens of the American Republic hired the Wyoming-based firm Platinum Advertising Corporation in 2018 to handle its "websites/social media," Internal Revenue Service records show. A tangle of corporate and legal documents ties Platinum Advertising to TMTE Inc.-a precious metal dealer accused on Friday of fraudulently extracting $185 million from senior citizens by selling them...

Romania's municipal election seen as test for December vote
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  • 2020-09-27 09:10:18Z

Polls opened Sunday in Romania's municipal election, which is being seen as a test of how the next general election on Dec. 6 will unfold for the country's minority-led government. The election should reveal the strength of the National Liberal Party (NLP), which has controlled Romania's minority

Record plc
Record plc's (LON:REC) Price Is Right But Growth Is Lacking After Shares Rocket 26%

Record plc (LON:REC) shares have had a really impressive month, gaining 26% after a shaky period beforehand. The last...

Six conservative justices? 10 ways the Supreme Court could change
Six conservative justices? 10 ways the Supreme Court could change

If President Trump and Senate Republicans can get a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court, it will mark the biggest change there since 1991.

UK wants university students to be able to return home for Christmas
UK wants university students to be able to return home for Christmas

The British government wants university students to be able to return home for Christmas, culture minister Oliver Dowden said on Sunday, amid concerns that more lockdown measures may be needed to curb the rising number of coronavirus cases. Coronavirus outbreaks have forced some colleges to ask students -- many of whom are far from home and paying thousands of pounds for accommodation and teaching -- to self-isolate in their rooms and follow lectures online. "I very much want students to be able to go home at Christmas," Dowden told Sky News.

James Cropper (LON:CRPR) Share Prices Have Dropped 51% In The Last Three Years
James Cropper (LON:CRPR) Share Prices Have Dropped 51% In The Last Three Years

For many investors, the main point of stock picking is to generate higher returns than the overall market. But its...

France vows to protect its Jewish community after stabbing
France vows to protect its Jewish community after stabbing
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  • 2020-09-27 08:36:02Z

France's interior minister promised Sunday to protect France's Jewish community from extremists after a double stabbing in Paris blamed on Islamic terrorism. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin visited a synagogue Sunday ahead of the evening start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, and said more than 7,000 police and soldiers are protecting Jewish services this weekend. France has Europe's largest Jewish community.

nmcn plc (LON:NMCN) Looks Inexpensive After Falling 32% But Perhaps Not Attractive Enough
nmcn plc (LON:NMCN) Looks Inexpensive After Falling 32% But Perhaps Not Attractive Enough

nmcn plc (LON:NMCN) shareholders that were waiting for something to happen have been dealt a blow with a 32% share...

Indonesia reports 3,874 new coronavirus infections, 78 new deaths
Indonesia reports 3,874 new coronavirus infections, 78 new deaths
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  • 2020-09-27 08:29:13Z

Indonesia reported 3,874 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 275,213, official data from the COVID-19 task force showed. The southeast Asian country also reported 78 new deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 10,386. A total of 3,611 people recovered from the virus on Sunday, the data showed, bringing the total number of recoveries to 203,014.

The Market Lifts Hansard Global Plc (LON:HSD) Shares 25% But It Can Do More
The Market Lifts Hansard Global Plc (LON:HSD) Shares 25% But It Can Do More

Hansard Global Plc (LON:HSD) shareholders would be excited to see that the share price has had a great month, posting...

Cohort plc
Cohort plc's (LON:CHRT) Stock On An Uptrend: Could Fundamentals Be Driving The Momentum?

Cohort (LON:CHRT) has had a great run on the share market with its stock up by a significant 17% over the last three...

'Taiwan is Taiwan': China name dispute moves from birds to climate change

The dispute over international organisations referring to Taiwan as Chinese has moved from wild bird conservation to climate change, after a global alliance of mayors began listing Taiwanese cities as belonging to China on its website. China has ramped up pressure on international groups and companies, no matter how small or obscure, to refer to democratic Taiwan as being part of China, to the anger of Taiwan's government and many of its people. This month a Taiwan bird conservation body said it had been expelled from a partnership with a British-based wildlife charity after they demanded the Taiwan group change their name and sign documents stating they did not support Taiwan's...

Caesars Pops 8% On William Hill Bid Deal- Report
Caesars Pops 8% On William Hill Bid Deal- Report

Shares of Caesars Entertainment (CZR) gained 7.9% on Friday after a report that the casino-entertainment company is interested in buying the UK-based gaming firm William Hill. According to the Bloomberg report, William Hill also received a takeover proposal from private equity firm Apollo Global Management.Caesars is already a partner of William Hills and the two companies are in discussions about merging some of their US operations. According to UK takeover rules, Caesars has until October 23 to either announce a firm intention to make an offer or walk away. (See CZR stock analysis on TipRanks).On September 25, J.P. Morgan analyst Daniel Politzer raised the stock's price target to $63...

Republicans are pushing state-level measures to block defunding of police
Republicans are pushing state-level measures to block defunding of police
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  • 2020-09-27 07:42:51Z

Republicans are using threats, histrionic pledges and legislation to scare cities considering police reform

Carbon monoxide kills 16 in coal mine in southwest China
Carbon monoxide kills 16 in coal mine in southwest China

Sixteen people died Sunday in a coal mine in southwestern China because of excessively high levels of carbon monoxide, authorities and state media said. A total of 17 people were trapped in the mine, the Chongqing municipal government said on its social media account. The official Xinhua News Agency said that burning belts had caused the high level of carbon monoxide.

DFS Furniture plc (LON:DFS) Reported Earnings Last Week And Analysts Are Already Upgrading Their Estimates
DFS Furniture plc (LON:DFS) Reported Earnings Last Week And Analysts Are Already Upgrading Their Estimates

It's been a mediocre week for DFS Furniture plc (LON:DFS) shareholders, with the stock dropping 11% to UK£1.60 in the...

Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC (LON:BRW) Looks Inexpensive But Perhaps Not Attractive Enough
Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC (LON:BRW) Looks Inexpensive But Perhaps Not Attractive Enough

When close to half the companies in the United Kingdom have price-to-earnings ratios (or "P/E's") above 18x, you may...

Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan in disputed area
Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan in disputed area
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  • 2020-09-27 07:25:21Z

Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan broke out Sunday around the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Armenian Defense Ministry said two Azerbaijani helicopters were shot down. Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan also said Armenian forces hit three Azerbaijani tanks. Nagorno-Karabakh

Czech Republic reports 1,985 new coronavirus cases
  • US
  • 2020-09-27 07:23:51Z

The Czech Republic reported 1,985 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday and nine related deaths, health ministry data showed. The country reported 2,044 cases the Saturday before. The figures brought the total number of cases to 63,294 and deaths to 591 in the country of 10.7 million people.

Lebanese army: Shooting in north Lebanon kills 2 soldiers
  • World
  • 2020-09-27 07:19:50Z

Gunmen in a car opened fire on an army post in northern Lebanon Sunday, triggering a shootout in which two soldiers and one gunman were killed, the Lebanese military said. An army operation is underway to arrest the fugitive and uncover the circumstances of the attack, the military said. The shootout

Barratt Developments (LON:BDEV) Has A Somewhat Strained Balance Sheet
Barratt Developments (LON:BDEV) Has A Somewhat Strained Balance Sheet

Legendary fund manager Li Lu (who Charlie Munger backed) once said, 'The biggest investment risk is not the volatility...

NZ prime minister on course for election victory: poll
NZ prime minister on course for election victory: poll

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is poised to retain power at next month's election, a widely watched poll showed on Sunday, although it said a recent COVID-19 outbreak has dented her support slightly. A Newshub-Reid Research Poll released on Sunday showed support for Ardern's Labour Party at to 50.1%, though this is down from the record 60.9% recorded earlier this year when New Zealand was widely lauded as a world leader in battling COVID-19. Support for the main opposition National Party was at 29.6%, up 4.5 percentage points.

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