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European Union chief promises tough talks on United Kingdom departure
- October 15, 2016

He said: "The only real alternative to a hard Brexit is no Brexit, even if today hardly anyone believes in such a possibility". Britons living in France are also intervening as Fair Deal for Expats , along with individuals from other countries living in the United Kingdom anxious to secure guarantees for their rights gained as European Union citizens. (more...)
Clinton Campaign Chairman's Twitter Account Hacked
- October 15, 2016

He attributed that to the FBI, though the bureau has not said so publicly. "Goal would be to cauterize this just enough so it plays out over the weekend and dies in the short term", Merrill wrote on March 6, 2015. " Hillary Clinton only cares about power, money and herself". "Make no mistake, had Clinton staff and allies spoken this way about other groups, they would be dismissed", the group said in a statement. (more...)
Fed policymakers closer to rate hike, but inflation doubts remain: minutes
- October 15, 2016

However, the odds for a December move are at 70 percent, according to the CME Group's FedWatch tool. Federal Open Market Committee ( FOMC ) officials appeared to be more divided about a rate hike at a meeting last month than previously, minutes from their September meeting showed Wednesday. (more...)
Russian FM has no 'special expectations' for weekend Syria talks
- October 15, 2016

Syria's civil war, now in its sixth year, has killed 300,000 people and left millions homeless. It added that clashes are taking place on the northern and southern edges of the city. "Everything is specifically set out in the resolution", Lavrov told reporters Friday. A Syrian military source said the army had gained control over several industrial facilities and an agricultural college located in northeastern Aleppo on Friday. (more...)
South African finance minister refuses to quit in fraud scandal South African finance minister refuses to quit in fraud scandal
- October 15, 2016

The NPA announced on Tuesday that the charges related to a pension paid out to former deputy commissioner at Sars, Ivan Pillay. "I want to emphasise I did not make the decision to prosecute Gordhan, Pillay and Magashula", he said. The party said it hoped the latest legal step would move the country "a step closer to uncovering the truth from facts" and resolve the saga. South Africa's finance ministry once had a reputation for being immune from corruption, and the political shenanigans in ... (more...)
Another woman accuses Trump of sexual assault
- October 15, 2016

A lawsuit by Trump against The Times could prove more hard since he is a public figure running for president and it could force him to release information about his sexual behavior. "Over the year and the half that I've been telling it, it doesn't change it at all". "You don't know. That would not be my first choice". Crooks alleged her incident occurred in 2005. (more...)
FBI Investigates Crash of Small Plane in CT
- October 15, 2016

The student pilot was one of two people aboard the plane, was able to make it out with serious burns. The flight instructor, identified as Arian Prevalla, told investigators that he got into a physical altercation with Freitekh in the cockpit of the plane, CNN reports, citing law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation. (more...)
Construction Continues on DAPL Despite Protests
- October 15, 2016

One of the protest sites has a school, which North Dakota's superintendent of public instruction said Tuesday is operating illegally and that students should enrol at other schools until it meets state standards. In a Wednesday email, Morton County Sherriff's office spokeswoman Donnell Hushka characterized the ongoing protests as a "hostile situation" and said officers and media on the scene had encountered "threatening behaviors". (more...)
New Jersey gas tax goes up 23 cents with Christie approval
- October 15, 2016

It's the first increase in gas taxes since 1988. Acting on a citizen complaint filed by a law school graduate, a New Jersey judge has found probable cause to investigate allegations that New Jersey Gov. On Jan. 1, 2017, the sales tax will go from 7 percent to 6.875 percent, followed by a decrease to 6.625 percent on Jan. 1, 2018, for a total reduction of 0.375 percent. (more...)
Raccoon Named Stanley Steals Student's Phone and Runs Away Raccoon Named Stanley Steals Student's Phone and Runs Away
- October 15, 2016

Since being posted on Twitter the video has racked up over 30.000 retweets and 38.000 likes. Stanley eventually dropped the phone when it rang and Williams was able to follow the sound to locate the missing device. Stanley the Raccoon - a parody account - seems to be relishing in his newfound Twitter fame, as well. Williams later confirmed neither his phone nor the raccoon were harmed during the encounter as he managed to devise a more peaceful way to reclaim his stolen property. (more...)
Rwanda launches drones to deliver medical supplies Rwanda launches drones to deliver medical supplies
- October 15, 2016

The Zipline drones are what's called fixed-wing drones. Zipline also plans to expand the service to the eastern half of Rwanda next year, putting nearly the entire population of the country within range, and to eventually to roll out similar services to other places around the world. (more...)
Zuma asks for Gordhan matter to be handled with dignity
- October 15, 2016

By 11am, the rand traded at R14.24 to the dollar, R15.81 to the euro and R17.51 to the pound. Earlier in the day the unit had firmed more than 2% to 14.0025/dollar. John Ashbourne, Africa Economist at Capital Economics, said that the "self-inflicted" move would pile further pressure on the rand and lead to political instability. (more...)
North Carolina governor pledges aid to flooded historic town
- October 15, 2016

State investigators are going to the site Saturday to determine if any coal ash spilled. Rusher said the basin isn't in use and has been covered by soil and trees. Pender County Manager Randall Woodruff flew over the area Thursday and could see some homes where only rooftops were visible from the waterline. Evacuations continue in the area around the Woodlake Dam in Moore County. (more...)
Wells Fargo, Amid Turmoil, Beats Estimates: Q3 Earnings
- October 15, 2016

Sloan also detailed several corrective measures Wells Fargo is taking, including having Mack engaged in outreach to employees and communities. Fixing that problem means he clearly has his work cut out for him. He added that he doesn't have a "strong point of view" as to whether Sloan is the right person for the job. Since the scandal broke, Wells Fargo has been savaged by consumer advocates and leading politicians, with Stumpf enduring two bruising hearings on Capitol Hill. (more...)
New York Times dares Donald Trump to sue over sexual assault claims New York Times dares Donald Trump to sue over sexual assault claims
- October 15, 2016

They're pure fiction and they're outright lies. She cast Trump as a poor role model for boys and said that strong men "don't need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful". In the Times story, Leeds alleges that Trump , whom she says she had never met before, grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt while the two were on an airplane more than three decades ago. (more...)
Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Closes Its Doors
- October 15, 2016

Donald Trump opened his Trump Taj Mahal casino 26 years ago, calling it "the eighth wonder of the world". The sign with his name on it above the entrance had been removed at least a week before the casino was to shut down. It's very sad to me. "I'm at peace with myself". The Associated Press (AP) reported Bob McDevitt, president of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union, as saying: "Everybody has their Popeye moment: 'That's all I can stands; I can't stands no more'". (more...)
Wells Fargo beats Street 3Q forecasts
- October 15, 2016

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf has stepped down as a result. That role will go to former General Mills executive Stephen Sanger, now the company's lead independent director. Tolstedt announced in July that she would retire from the bank this year and had been expected to leave with as much as $125 million in salary, stock options and other compensation. (more...)
Modi lauds Indian forces for selflessness, humanitarian work
- October 15, 2016

The closest he came to attacking his critics was when he said that recently he has been accused of "sleeping" and not taking action after the terrorist attack on soldiers in Uri. "It was our soldiers who played a key role in rescuing people from Yemen. We had promised it will become a reality and this is exactly what happened", he said while giving his address here. (more...)
Russian Federation to drive output rise outside OPEC in 2017 Russian Federation to drive output rise outside OPEC in 2017
- October 15, 2016

Traders said that prices were boosted by record Indian oil imports. The cartel said OPEC production in September, as reported by secondary sources, rose by 22,000 barrels a day to a daily average of 33.39 million barrels. West Texas Intermediate for November delivery was at $51.12 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, up 33 cents, in London. But key details must still be agreed at the group's next meeting in late November. (more...)
South Africa's credit rating in jeopardy over Gordhan prosecution South Africa's credit rating in jeopardy over Gordhan prosecution
- October 15, 2016

Economic Freedom Fighter party leader Julius Malema said the Gordhan investigation is connected to the investigation by outgoing Public Protector Thuli Madonsela into alleged state capture by the Gupta family, News24 reported. However‚ Abrahams made an about-turn on Wednesday while addressing members of Parliament when he announced that the door was still open for Gordhan to have discussions relating to the NPA's decision to charge him. (more...)

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