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TTV Dhinakaran launches his own party, calls it Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam


The literal translation of the party's name is "Amma People's Progress Federation". Explaining the agenda of the new-born party, Dhinakaran said "Our party will strive for the uplift of poor and work for the welfare of farmers". Dhinakaran's new party is named unveil the Name of his party and flag today. Dhinakaran had been locked in battle for control of the AIADMK after Jayalalithaa's death in December 2016. Read More »

Flexion Therapeutics (FLXN) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results

About 418,531 shares traded. First Trust Senior Floating Rat (FCT) has risen 5.75% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.45% the S&P500. Its down 0.52, from 1.74 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 13 investors sold FLXN shares while 28 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. Read More »

Donald Trump's pick for new CIA director is female career spymaster


Senate Democrats - and some top Republicans - are slow-walking the process amid fresh questions over the Trump administration's stance toward Russian Federation and revived inquiries into the CIA's dark history of torture. He said Pompeo and Haspel both supported war in Iraq and want war in Iran, which he opposes, and criticized both for supporting the use of waterboarding and other so-called enhanced interrogation techniques widely considered torture. Read More »

Global warming threatening species' survival, WWF warns


Three different levels of warming where examined - a rise of 2C (what is now the upper target from the Paris agreement ), 3.2C (the likely rise based on current commitments from nations), and 4.5C (the forecasted outcome if emissions remain the same) - next to almost 80,000 plant and animal species that resulted in these startling findings. Read More »

Tillerson's dismissal rattles foreign nerves ahead of North Korea summit


As of Monday evening, aides had no indication the story would drop the following morning. " Rex Tillerson being replaced by the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, that's come as a shock to the market and it's sent cable higher which has suppressed the FTSE 100 throughout the day", Jasper Reimers, senior analyst at Vertex Capital Group, told Reuters. Read More »

Turkish forces surround Kurdish town in northern Syria


Redur Xelil, head of foreign relations for the Syrian Democratic Forces , a US-backed alliance of fighters that includes the YPG , accused the Turkish forces of carrying out "demographic change" in Kurdish territory captured in Afrin . It's estimated that about 350,000 people live in the Kurdish city of Afrin , including internally displaced refugees coming from other war-torn areas of Syria to a region that was relatively safe until recently. Read More »

Bangladesh to mourn victims of plane crash today


National flag has been hoisted half-mast at all government offices, including the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, Bangladesh Secretariat, High Court and educational institutes, across the country. US-Bangla Airlines spokesman Kamrul Islam told the media in Dhaka earlier on Tuesday that eight of the Bangladeshi survivors were being treated at the Kathmandu Medical College Hospital. Read More »

Indicted ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort adds defense attorney


It charges him with financial crimes and other criminal activity that largely predated his work on Trump's campaign, and that the Justice Department reportedly knew about, at least in part, before Mueller's appointment. Lawyers for the Justice Department, which represents Mueller's office in the civil suit, have argued that Mueller is well within his authority. In a 46-page filing with the US District Court for the District of Columbia, Manafort's attorney Kevin Downing said Manafort had ... Read More »

MGM Resorts International (MGM) stock is worth at $35.79


MGM Resorts International (MGM) stock price recent trade pushed it move about -6.82% away from the 52-week high and closed 41.97% away from the 52-week low. Wells Fargo maintained Aon plc (NYSE:AON) rating on Monday, October 30. Barclays Capital maintained Apple Inc. The stock of Aon plc (NYSE:AON) has " rating given on Monday, August 3 by Janney Capital. Read More »

Chris McDaniel Changes Plans, Switches Senate Race


Sen. McDaniel qualified to run against Wicker in the Republican primary before Cochran announced his April 1 retirement last week. Wicker on Wednesday said that until McDaniel officially removes his name from the race, "we have no choice but to continue our campaign as planned". Read More »

CBD oil bill now heads to Gov. Holcomb's desk for signature


Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD oil, is derived from marijuana and hemp but lacks the stuff that will get you high. A summer study committee would look at industrial hemp as a commodity in IN and the manufacturing of products with low THC such as CBD. Read More »

Teen is lone student to walk out at Wilson school

Justin Blackman left his Spanish class at 10 a.m., the scheduled time for walkouts organized through a nationwide grassroots movement, and was surprised to find himself standing alone outside Wilson Prep. Since it was posted, Blackman's video was viewed more than 2.6 million times at the time of writing, and has received more than 11,000 comments. Celebrities, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and other Twitter users voiced their support for the teenager. Read More »

Man tied to Natalee Holloway disappearance stabbed to death in Sarasota County


John Christopher Ludwick was attempting to kidnap an unidentified woman as she got out of her vehicle in the driveway of her Wesley Lane home on Wednesday morning, North Port police said. Police said Ludwick is being investigated for his comments involving the disappearance of the Alabama teenager, who went missing in Aruba during a high school graduation trip in 2005. Read More »

Jurors hear gut-wrenching testimony in trial of Pulse shooter's widow


Mandolfo said Salman knew Mateen had been looking at jihadist material - and that it was so extreme, she would pull her 3-year-old son away from the room. "What would make people more upset, an attack at a club or an attack at Disney?" Salman was Mateen's second wife. Text messages, which Salman deleted, show she told her husband what to say if his mother called to invite him to dinner. Read More »

Is Earnings Growth Happening For Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:WAB)?

The stock decreased 0.37% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $82.58. About 384,617 shares traded. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE:DB) has risen 27.06% since March 14, 2017 and is uptrending. Therefore 56% are positive. Wabtec had 33 analyst reports since December 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, February 16 by Wolfe Research. Read More »

Leo Varadkar says he plans to invite Donald Trump to visit Ireland


Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny first invited Mr Trump to Ireland during his St Patrick's week visit to the U.S. past year. Speaking ahead of the meeting, Leo Varadkar said meetings of this sort typically last around 40 minutes, and so there's only a small amount of topics that can be covered. Read More »

Black Panther Cracks Top 20 Highest-Grossing Movies Of All


I wouldn't mind seeing a movie just about them further down the line. Black Panther is still in theaters now, and CinemaBlend will be sure to update fans on all the deleted scenes. " A Wrinkle in Time " follows Meg ( Storm Reid ) as she embarks upon a quest to find her parents, Dr. Alex Murry ( Chris Pine ) and Dr. Kate Murry (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) somewhere in the universe. Read More »

Missing Squamish climber, partner found dead in Alaska: family


A spokesperson is expected to release an update later today. The ropes match the description of the gear carried by Johnson and Leclerc. A family member of Johnson appeared to confirm the death declarations, saying "As of Tuesday, March 13th SAR efforts have determined that Ryan and Marc are no longer with us". Read More »

Dion Lewis agrees to 4-year deal with Tennessee Titans


Perhaps we'll get closer to hearing the truth, now that Butler has landed with a new team. It's not a surprise to see the former undrafted free agent leave New England for greener pastures. Pro Football Focus rated Lewis as the fifth-best running back in the NFL last season. Butler did skip Opening Night with an illness , but at the time, there weren't any indications that he wouldn't log a single defensive snap in the game. Read More »

Ukrainian opposition leader forcibly deported to Poland


Mikheil Saakashvili has vowed to keep being involved in Ukrainian politics from overseas, following his deportation. Nukri Kantaria, member of the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party, stated that if Georgia's ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili stays in Poland , official Tbilisi will send the request of his extradition. Read More »

Kerala HC stayed order for CBI inquiry on Shuhaib case


During the admission hearing on the government's appeal on Wednesday, advocate T Asaf Ali, who represents Shuhaib's parents, argued that a division bench of the high court can not consider an appeal over the order passed by a single bench in a criminal matter. Read More »

Incest mom who married her biological son and daughter jailed


The worker discovered the incestuous relationship during the course of a child welfare investigation, police reported in a court affidavit. It was later revealed that she married the boy, who was named after his father and Patricia's first husband, when he was just 18 on December 8, 2008. Read More »

Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte orders soldiers to shoot female rebels 'in the vagina'


An Amazon.' 'Shoot them in the...,'" he said, according to the official transcript from the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) which censored Duterte where he used a word for vagina. He added that the point Duterte was trying to make was since there is no longer a chance of resuming peace talks with the communists, war with the rebels should be expected to resume. Read More »

Police searching for 2 abducted San Antonio girls


Illinois State Police issued an Amber Alert at the request of the Markham Police Department as authorities search for 3-year-old Lynn Roby and 2-year-old Jordyn Washington. Leslie, 38, has brown hair, brown eyes and a yellow butterfly tattoo on her shoulder. The suspect is driving a silver, 2010, Chevy Suburban with a Texas License plate number: JGG 2909. Read More »

World Bank projects India's GDP growth at 7.3%


GDP growth is projected to reach 6.7% in 2017-18, the report added, in line with the official estimates. "The key takeaways about the Indian economy are that it is steadily growing, and it is growth where volatility has significantly decreased", Junaid Ahmed, World Bank Country Director of India said at a press conference. Read More »

EU Adds Three Countries To Tax Blacklist, Removes Three Others


The EU finance ministers (ECOFIN) agreed on a cluster of new rules meant to disrupt cross-border tax avoidance on Tuesday; the decision must now be ratified by the European Parliament. In addition to the three Caribbean islands listed on Tuesday, they are American Samoa, Guam, Namibia, Palau, Samoa and Trinidad and Tobago. Ministers also formally added the Bahamas , the US Virgin Islands and Saint Kitts and Nevis to the European Union list of tax havens, confirming earlier Reuters ... Read More »

European Union aims to solve trade "mess", not provoke U.S. - commissioner


The tariffs, reportedly targeting Chinese tech, electronics and telecoms, were revealed by sources hours after Trump abruptly fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The spread between five-year notes and 30-year bonds, an indicator of the shape of the yield curve, lowered to 44.9 basis points on Wednesday, 3 basis points below its last close. Read More »

Trump seeking stiffer tariffs on China


In 2016, Trump promised America that he, alone, could fix it. And they have been doing so for years and years with impunity. Between 1990 and 2015 (the latest year available), productivity per hour of labor in the steel sector was up 151 percent. Read More »

Dapchi Attack: Buhari Visit Yobe State


The President who arrived the Northeastern state on Wednesday Afternoon is expected to meet with parents of the 110 schoolgirls missing from the community. "It is my hope that any agency, person or group found to have been negligent or culpable in the abduction of the girls will be punished in accordance with the law". Read More »

25 killed in another attack by suspected herdsmen in Plateau


Ivy Gulu, Public Relations Officer of the Irigwe Development Association, told journalists on Tuesday 23 persons were killed on Monday night at Dundu, a village in Kwall District of Bassa. Close to 200 people have been killed as a result of herdsmen attacks in Various states in the country in 2018 alone. And shortly after the 29 victims were laid to rest, some residents of the Irigwe communities expressed their dissatisfaction with the recent comment made by some plateau stakeholders during ... Read More »

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau back in Regina to talk steel


However, the key word is "temporary", particularly as NAFTA renegotiation efforts continue and the USA hopes to win concessions from its NAFTA peers. "When we talk about these things, very often China is mentioned, there is also mention made of Russian Federation", he said, according to remarks translated from French by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Read More »

Gina Haspel Nominated for CIA Director, First Woman to Head the Agency

Her leadership positions in Washington include deputy director of the National Clandestine Service and chief of staff for the director of the National Clandestine Service. Former CIA Director John Brennan praised Haspel's "wealth of experience" while acknowledging her controversial role managing a "black site" prison. Read More »

Pakistan gets Windies boost with T20 series in Karachi


Pakistan will play West Indies in Karachi. PCB Chairman added, "Just some hours before they have confirmed that they will play three matches on April 1, 2 and 4th in National Stadium of Karachi", adding that "PCB was in efforts to bring cricket back in Karachi". Read More »