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"Hell on earth" in Syria's eastern Ghouta must end - Guterres

The Observatory said another civilian was killed by regime rocket fire in Harasta, an area of Eastern Ghouta which is directly adjacent to the capital's eastern neighbourhoods. Fourteen people were killed on Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) had said more than 500 civilians were killed since the aerial bombardment campaign began on February 18. Read More »

Accused White House crasher plans on marrying President Trump


A woman charged with ramming her van into security barriers outside of the White House made a freaky claim. Jessica Ford, 35, from Tennessee, has had three other alleged past "encounters" with authorities near the White House , including attempting to climb over a fence, according to the Secret Service. Read More »

Gus Kenworthy asks what Ivanka Trump is doing at the Olympics


Kil Jang-sub, left, as a North Korean delegation crosses the border into South Korea for a meeting at the border village of Panmunjom, May 18, 2006 in South Korea . North Korea denounced the sanctions in a statement carried on its state media and said a blockade by the United States would be considered an act of war. Read More »

Wolves' Butler has cartilage injury; absence timeline unknown


It was a great night for the Houston Rockets , and a brutal outcome for the Minnesota Timberwolves . The former Bull in his All-Star prime Saturday. Bucks 122, Raptors 119: Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and visiting Milwaukee snapped Toronto's seven-game win streak with an overtime win. Read More »

Trooper shoots man during arrest of bikers in Boston


Around 5 p.m., troopers saw the group traveling in an erratic and risky manner on I-93 southbound, and they encountered the group on the ramp to Exit 18 (Mass Avenue) and tried to make arrests, Procopio said. Around 7 p.m., a flatbed truck carrying several motorcycles was seen leaving the scene of the shooting. "We were waiting for them at the ramp", Procopio said. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association world cup trophy lands in Nairobi for the third time


President Uhuru Kenyatta will be the only person allowed to touch the prized trophy while the lucky Kenyans who will get free tickets will get a chance to view it at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) on Tuesday. "The thought of seeing that Trophy is out of this World!" Valued at an estimated Sh1 billion, the glittering trophy is on an worldwide tour to promote this year's tournament, which begins in June in Russian Federation, by which time it would have been in 51 ... Read More »

Rhumbline Advisers Raises Stake in Packaging Corp Of America (PKG)

The stock increased 0.32% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $119.15. About 325,275 shares traded or 79.62% up from the average. It has underperformed by 2.51% the S&P500. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh has 26,113 shares. The companyÂ's Packaging segment offers various corrugated packaging products, such as conventional shipping containers used to protect and transport manufactured goods; multi-color boxes and displays that help to merchandise the packaged ... Read More »

North Korean delegation arrives for Olympics closing show

Moon said the North Koreans indicated they were willing to talk with the US, and agreed that "the inter-Korean relationship and North Korea-US relationship should develop together". "They could and they should do this", he said. In comments first reported by the Washington Post , Pence said the United States was open to talking but that "no pressure comes off until they are actually doing something that the alliance believes represents a meaningful step toward denuclearization". Read More »

Israeli government gives go ahead for more settlement units


The government also approved an immediate budget for the construction of a new neighborhood in part 91 as a temporary solution for residents whose homes would be demolished, and compensation to the families of the evacuees. Yesha Council Chairman Dorni said, "We were pleased to hear that the Prime Minister is with us in the struggle for Netiv Ha'avot, as well as many other issues in favor of settlement". Read More »

India and Pakistan trade border fire, villagers flee


The Indian Army has adopted a proactive approach in tackling Pakistani offensive and ceasefire violations in a bid to take the war to the enemy military personnel who were using terrorists as their proxy against India. Pakistan's foreign ministry condemned the firing and said in a statement 17 Pakistani civilians had been killed by Indian fire along the LoC this year. Read More »

Naza and Carmaker PSA sign deal to produce PSA cars for Asia


The companies said on Monday that they had signed a share sale agreement and a joint venture agreement in order to establish a shared manufacturing hub in Gurun, Kedah, in Malaysia. Currently, the 56-hectare plant produces Peugeot and Kia vehicles for the Malaysian market as well as for export. Under the deal, PSA-branded cars will be jointly produced for Southeast Asian markets, the companies said in a joint statement. Read More »

U.S. to wait and see about N.Korea talks


The North has "ample intentions of holding talks with the United States", Moon's office said. While Pyongyang was also sharply critical Sunday of the Trump administration's new sanctions, the expression of openness on talks could represent a major new development in the ongoing crisis surrounding North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons provocations. Read More »

'Everything is on the table' for Trump's testimony before Mueller

Given the president's renowned habit of lying, misquoting and exaggerating things to an extreme , these concerns - though troubling - unfortunately seem valid. Trump has previously said he is willing to be interviewed by Mueller, claiming he would "love to" be interviewed by the special counsel "subject to my lawyers". Read More »

James River Group (JRVR) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.29

The stock increased 0.19% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $144.93. About 1,879 shares traded. The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has risen 41.13% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. Legal General Grp Public Ltd Company owns 5,370 shares. The company has a current ratio of 0.25, a quick ratio of 0.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12. Read More »

DRDO conducts successful flight of Rustom 2


Rustom 2 is being developed by the DRDO in India. The DRDO said the test flight was "successful" and all its parameters were "normal". Having the capability to fly for 24 hours at stretch, the combat aerial vehicle can conduct sustained surveillance and can carry weapons along with surveillance equipment. Read More »

White House on North Korea talks: 'We will see'


Tensions between the two soared past year as Pyongyang tested missiles capable of reaching the US mainland and its most powerful nuclear device to date, while Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump traded personal insults and threats of war. Read More »

James Bulger's killer Jon Venables plans to marry fiancée


The killer, who murdered two-year-old James Bulger in 1993 when he was ten, is now serving a 40-month sentence in an unnamed prison for possessing child pornography and a paedophile manual. A prison source told the Daily Star that Venables had "blurted out" his plans to have children to a prison officer when giving reasons "why he wanted to live". Read More »

Mary Kom settles for silver at Strandja boxing


Overall, it was a fruitful outing for the Indian women, who ended up with two silver and four bronze medals in one of the oldest boxing tournaments in Europe. It came as quite a surprise when the judges ruled in the Asenova's favour, leaving the Indian corner shocked. The Ukrainian was also inch-perfect in the few punches he threw in, especially in the final round. Read More »

North Korea say they are willing to hold talks with US


Outside the Olympic Stadium, just before the ceremony, more than 200 protesters waved South Korean and USA flags, banged drums and held signs saying "Killer Kim Yong Chol go to hell". North Korea insists on being recognized as a nuclear state. Moon's meeting with Kim Yong-chol raises both hopes and deep concerns. Kim arrived at the head of an eight-member delegation that crossed the Demilitarized Zone Sunday morning, but his visit has sparked angry protests from conservatives as he is ... Read More »

Companies under pressure to cut ties with NRA after Parkland shooting


Major airlines, Delta and United Airlines announced on Saturday that they are cutting ties with the gun rights group and its 5 million members by no longer offering discounted rates to NRA members heading to the group's annual meeting and by asking the NRA to remove their information from their websites. Read More »

Latvian bank linked to N. Korea money laundering ordered closed


European authorities moved to liquidate ABLV Bank AS after clients pulled assets from the lender following USA accusations that it laundered money. The ECB said in a statement on February 24 that it has concluded ABLV is "failing or likely to fail", as is its Luxembourg-based subsidiary, ABLV Bank Luxembourg. Read More »

Controladora Vuela CompañÃa de Aviación SAB de CV

LLC now owns 3,683,072 shares of the transportation company's stock worth $29,538,000 after acquiring an additional 1,071,579 shares in the last quarter. It also increased its holding in Douglas Emmett Inc (NYSE:DEI) by 26,682 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.02 million shares, and has risen its stake in Boston Properties Inc (NYSE:BXP). Read More »

Florida gun plan focuses on dangerous people


Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges Hall also announced her support of the assault weapon ban on Friday saying that she is distressed by mass shootings happening at U.S. In addition to calling for a ban on future assault weapon sales, Mast said he supports universal background checks, a ban on the sale of " accessories and add-ons that circumvent the ban on automatic firearms" and a ban on gun sales to individuals who "have been detained for mental illness" or are "being looked at as a ... Read More »

Summit Creek Advisors LLC Lowered Icon Plc (ICLR) Position as Valuation Rose

Mednax Inc now has $5.31B valuation. The stock increased 0.82% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $7.42. About 104,088 shares traded. Credit Agricole S A increased Consolidated Water Company Limited (NASDAQ:CWCO) stake by 49,666 shares to 445,338 valued at $5.70M in 2017Q3. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Icon (NASDAQ:ICLR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, February 13th. Read More »

Apple moves iCloud encryption keys for Chinese users to China


This migration for Chinese iCloud users has been met with concern from human rights and privacy activists, who say the government could use its new power to "track down dissidents". Until now, Apple appears to have handed over very little data about Chinese users. If you're wondering about iMessage in particular, the messaging protocol has been designed so that messages are encrypted on your phone and decrypted on the recipient's phone. Read More »

Trump to discuss Florida school shooting with governors


Under pressure to act to stem gun violence on school grounds, President Trump planned to solicit input from the state chief executives during meetings Monday at the White House. "You're going to see some numbers coming up over the next year, the likes of which we haven't seen in our country for many, many years", President Trump said. Read More »

Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) Upgraded at Wolfe Research

Waters Parkerson & Company who had been investing in Pioneer Natural Res for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $30.65 billion market cap company. The company has a quick ratio of 1.31, a current ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. It turned negative, as 78 investors sold PXD shares while 197 reduced holdings. Read More »

15 women sentenced to death for belonging to IS


It also allows for the death penalty to be issued against anyone - including non-combatants - found guilty of belonging to ISIS. According to the Judge of the Central Criminal Court, Abdul-Sattar al-Birkar, the declaration was made when it was proved that women are associated with ISIS terrorists or they got married to terrorists with their own will and helped them in the deadly attacks. Read More »

Trump thinks death penalty for dealers may solve nation's drug epidemic


The report says that Trump "has said he would love to have a law to execute all drug dealers here in America, though he's privately admitted it would probably be impossible to get a law this harsh passed under the American system". Nearly one third of who died of drug overdose in 2016 in the United States did so on synthetic opioids like fentanyl, according to the National Institute for Drug Abuse. Read More »

Bhaichung Bhutia resigns from TMC, ends political career


Former Indian footballer Bhaichung Bhutia on Monday announced that he had resigned from the Trinamool Congress. He also said that he was no longer associated with any political outfit, amid speculation that he might join the Bharatiya Janata Party. Read More »

White House takes cautious approach on North Korea overture


The Trump administration on Friday slapped sanctions on companies and vessels from nine countries with links to North Korean shipping, in the latest package of financial measures aimed at putting pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. Read More »