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Dalit organisations protest over Bhima Koregaon violence

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A BJP minister has said that there was no question of arresting Bhide since he was not directly involved in the Bhima-Koregaon episode. Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar on Thursday claimed that chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has assured that the proposed commission of inquiry looking into the Koregaon Bhima clash will be given powers to award sentences to the culprits. Read More »

Maharashtra simmers as protests turn violent

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Calling for restraint, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said a judicial inquiry had been ordered into the violence . Members of these Hindutva organisations have reportedly been the forerunners of the recent violence against Dalits in the state. Read More »

Trump says will be 'flexible' on NAFTA ahead of Mexico's election

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It's not the first time that Canada has gone to an global trade body to complain about unfair American actions, but the timing of this one is significant. Still, she said it was "absolutely possible to have a positive outcome" in Montreal if all three sides showed good will. "When it comes to the more unconventional USA proposals, we have been doing some creative thinking, we have been talking with Canadian stakeholders, and we have some new ideas that we look forward to talking with our USA ... Read More »

European Union states urged to dig deep for bloc's budget, fill United Kingdom gap

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The UK's preferred model for a post-Brexit deal is what Mr Davis has described as Canada plus, plus, plus - a reference to Canada's low-tariff free trade deal with the European Union but with services included as well as goods. EU Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger expects from the EU-27 member states to contribute at least € 16 billion more to the forthcoming EU budget. Read More »

Trump cancels visit to Britain amid fears of mass protests

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Rex Tillerson , the secretary of state, will represent the USA at the embassy opening. Though Trump was expected to come through next month to open the new USA embassy, but government sources have reportedly revealed that it'll actually be Secretary of State Rex Tillerson doing the honours. Read More »

Swiss brace for protests over Trump's Davos visit

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Trump spoke with Macron by phone Thursday. During today's White House press briefing, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was pressed on this matter. Trump also said there needs to be a focus on the Iranian government's aggressive behavior in the Middle East. Read More »

Panel backs university's handling of misconduct complaints

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On the same day, an independent investigation largely vindicated the university's handling of sexual-harassment allegations against a star professor, cognitive scientist Florian Jaeger. The report says that between 2007 and 2011, Jaeger "was flirtatious with other students", and "blurred appropriate faculty-student boundaries". "Some former female graduate students have had to endure behaviours and inappropriate remarks they should not have had to endure", White said. Read More »

After wildfires, California is facing heavy rains and mudslides

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The heavy rains that spawned mudslides in Southern California on Tuesday that left at least 15 people dead left a path of destruction in a wealthy enclave home to celebrities as Oprah Winfrey , Rob Lowe and Ellen DeGeneres . Winfrey posted videos on Instagram showing her wading through almost knee-deep mud on her property and later inspecting the damage. Last month's spate of wildfires, including the largest in California history, not only burned away grass and shrubs that held ... Read More »

European Union urges U.S. not to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

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Trump was apparently compelled by his national security team to sign off on that certification when he faced the first two deadlines as president. Suzanne Maloney of the Brookings Institution argues that "as a response to the current volatility in Iran, bringing down the deal would be precisely the wrong step from Washington". Read More »

Rain, wintry mix, possible snow and very cold temperatures in North Alabama

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Sleet or freezing rain possible very late. The National Weather Service says the flood watch is effective from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. For Jan. 15, a record high of 73 degrees was set previous year and the record low of 20 degrees was set in 1988. Any lingering sleet or freezing rain Friday morning will become all snow, with a couple of inches of accumulation expected, mainly south of Interstate 69. Read More »

Baltimore bystander catches hospital staff dumping patient on the street

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The man who posted the video said it was just 30 degrees out, and challenged hospital staff. Overnight, Imamu Baraka was walking past a Baltimore hospital when he noticed something he says he'll never forget. "This unfortunate event is not representative of our patient-centered mission". " 'UMMC will be known for providing high value and compassionate care, improving health in Maryland and beyond, educating future health care leaders and discovering innovative ways to advance medicine ... Read More »

Sutherland Springs Victim Ryland Ward Goes Home

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It was deemed the worst mass shooting in Texas history. Stockdale Fire Chief Edwin Baker said Duncan was the first responder who rescued Ryland from the church following the shooting November 5. The "fighting spirit" turned 6 while he was in the hospital. According to University Hospital, Ryland was the facility's final patient from the Sutherland Springs shooting . Read More »

Paris police recover some jewels from $6m Ritz heist

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The three arrested men, all around 30 years old, are from the Seine-Saint-Denis area north of Paris , and are "well known to the police for armed robbery, violence and receiving stolen goods", a source close to the inquiry said. It was at the Ritz that Diana, Princess of Wales, spent her last night in 1997 before the vehicle crash that killed her and her lover Dodi Fayed, son of the hotel's owner Mohammed al-Fayed. Read More »

Missouri Governor acknowledges affair, denies blackmail

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Louis home. Some Missouri news outlets initially refrained from publishing stories about the ex-husband's claims because the woman declined to be interviewed or provide an on-the-record comment. I suppose it's a break from the typical routine to see a Jewish conservative family man in trouble for an extra-marital affair as opposed to a Christian one, but a hypocrite is a hypocrite, and we shouldn't forget that the real victim in this story is the one whose name we don't know. Read More »

United States advises its citizens to reconsider travel to Pakistan

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Pakistan-US ties hit rock bottom after a new year by President Donald Trump that accused Pakistan of "lying and deceit" and providing safe havens to terrorists despite taking over US $33 billion in aid. Responding to a query, he said that Pakistan desired to resolve all outstanding disputes with India including Jammu and Kashmir, Siachen and Sir Creek through dialogue. Read More »

How Insiders and Institutions are Trading Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX)

The Company operates through geographical assets with proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum, and traded copper producer. It has underperformed by 14.18% the S&P500. The company's ATR (Average True Range) is 0.8. FCX has a beta of 2.61 and RSI is 78.22. RSI is a technical indicator of price momentum, comparing the size of recent gains to the size of recent losses and establishes oversold and overbought positions. Read More »

Sweden warns against cutting U.S. aid to Palestinian refugee agency

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Threatening to cut aid for political purposes to millions of civilians who need it is what we've come to expect of undemocratic regimes, not the world's biggest humanitarian donor. "This absurd situation must be ended", Netanyahu said. Moscow attaches particular importance to the UNRWA's role and highly praises the agency's contribution to alleviating the suffering of Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Read More »

It was not Turks who attacked Russia's bases: Putin

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However, assembling such a drone requires " a large amount of time and specific expertise ", including special training, scientific knowledge and practical experience of building similar devices, Novikov said, adding that the drones had likely undergone flight trials. Read More »

JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) Consensus EPS Forecasts

The SI to Hecla Mining Company's float is 2.71%. The NASDAQ-listed company saw a recent bid of $21.59 on volume of 5.91 million shares. Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) has risen 41.69% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. 5,120 shares were sold by PETERSON JOEL CLINTON , worth $112,629 on Tuesday, August 1. Shares for $131,867 were sold by HNAT JAMES G. This number is based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy recommendation while 5 represents a Strong Sell. Read More »

U.S. deploys B-2 Spirit stealth bombers, 200 airmen to Guam

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Andersen Air Force Base, from which heavy bombers would be dispatched and logistics support could be centered, would play a key role in the event of conflict erupting on the Korean Peninsula. But the US Air Force is scheduled to conduct drills in the Asia-Pacific during their deployment. Trump agreed in October to a South Korean request to send more "strategic assets" to the region - a move that the Pentagon left murky, but typically includes the deployment of bombers. Read More »

White House not denying Trump slurred 's***hole' African nations

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According to those outlets, Trump used the phrase to deride Haiti and the continent of Africa and suggested the United States favor people from nations such as Norway in its immigration policy. The lawmakers say they're seeking enough support to push the deal through Congress. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday afternoon: "There has not been a deal reached yet". Read More »

Korea fears war with US

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US President Donald Trump repeatedly said the US could use a " military option " in dealing with the crisis and even threatened to "totally destroy North Korea " during the annual General Debate of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly. Read More »

Trump uses slur to describe immigrants from Haiti, Africa

President Donald Trump reportedly lashed out in a Thursday meeting with lawmakers about immigration reform, demanding to know why the U.S. should accept citizens from what he called "s***hole" countries. He said Trump wants to welcome immigrants who "contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation", and will always reject "temporary, weak and risky stopgap measures" that he said "threaten the lives of hardworking Americans" and undercut other immigrants. Read More »

32BJ, others rip Trump for ending TPS for El Salvadorans

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Almost every Saturday since early last year, 10-year-old Gabriela Martinez of Leominster has attended meetings about TPS with her parents. Some Salvadorans, whose children were USA -born and who have established a whole new life for themselves, say returning to their crime-ravaged homeland is not an option. Read More »

Song of Norway To Trump: Fight Climate Change

Mr. Trump, in his meeting with Solberg ahead of the press conference, said he is "very liked by her country". The two leaders had a friendly meeting in the Oval Office earlier in the day. Norway has sought to be an global leader in efforts to reduce planet-warming carbon emissions. It made it very hard for us to deal in terms of business. Read More »

Japanese Crime Boss Arrested After His Yakuza Tattoos Go Viral

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His arrest apparently came after photos of him sitting around a checkers table were posted on Facebook in August a year ago by a Thai who was impressed by the man's tattoos. Thai police followed Shirai's trail and detained him for visa violations. Shigeharu Shirai is wanted over the shooting death of an upper-level member of the Kodo-kai, an affiliate gang of the Yamaguchi-gumi, in the town of Takasucho in Tsu City in July of 2003. Read More »

Report warns London could see 'lost decade' of employment with hard Brexit

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The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said on Tuesday the EU would not give financial firms based in Britain a general "passport" to do business in the single market. Mr Khan's study indicates a serious hit to the economy in the event of a significant break with the customs union and single market. Prime Minister Theresa May meets financiers from firms including Goldman Sachs on Thursday to discuss the impact of Brexit on Europe's financial capital, as London's mayor said ... Read More »

NHS A&E waiting times worst on record as hospital crowding soars

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Just 85.1 per cent of patients at A&E were seen within four hours - 1 percentage point down on the same month past year and the equal lowest figure on record with January 2017. Hopson added that the government needed to find a long-term funding solution for the NHS in England. The letter from doctors in England and Wales sets out some of the impact of this pressure. Read More »

Donald Trump Signals Openness to North Korea Diplomacy in Interview

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Openness to dialogue is, of course, a mildly positive signal. North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that demonstrated the theoretical range of hitting anywhere in the U.S. Past year was marked by terse back and forth between Trump and North Korea, both parties threatening to destroy each other as Pyongyang showcased its rapidly advancing missile program through a number of ballistic missile tests. Read More »

USA working with partners to secure India's NSG membership: envoy

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Juster, who was earlier Under Secretary at the US Commerce Department, urged India to take advantage of its growing ties with the US and transform itself as an alternative hub for US business in the Indo-Pacific region. "We also expect in the very near future India to join the Australia Group on chemical and biological weapons". According to the National Foundation for American Policy, more than half of privately-held companies worth United States dollars 1 billion or more in the U.S. Read More »