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Baez homers twice, Cubs edge Dodgers to avoid MLB playoffs sweep

Jerusalem (AFP) - 10/19/2017 - 08:30. Palestinian unity govt must recognise Israel, disarm Hamas: US; Wellington (AFP) - 10/19/2017 - 08:08. New Zealand's Peters backs Labour newcomer Ardern as PM; Beijing (AFP) - 10/19/2017 - 04:13. China growth eases to 6.8% in Q3, in line with expectations; New York (AFP) - 10/18/2017 - 22:08.
 

Uni students look set to avoid higher fees next year

Senator Birmingham said the NXT proposals would wipe out the planned $2.8 billion savings and cost more instead. "Xenophon's unacceptable approach would further grow the taxpayer-funded student debt burden and deliver even faster revenue increases for universities," he said.

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018

WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, October 19, 2017/APO Group/ -- Prominent African and international business executives and investors to explore business opportunities at the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) (www.ATIGS2018.com); a prestigious biennial conference and....

New Zealand election kingmaker Winston Peters announces support for Labour

One month after national elections left New Zealand without a governing majority for any single party, Winston Peters announced that his nationalist party New Zealand First would team up with the center-left Labour Party in a coalition, thereby throwing its support behind Jacinda Ardern as the pacific island nation's next prime minister.

Publicis Groupe: Third Quarter 2017 Revenue

Europe grew by 0.6%. After factoring out the impact of acquisitions and exchange rates, organic growth was +2.4%. France performed well (+2.4%), while the UK and Italy posted strong momentum at +6.2% and +8.8% respectively. However, Germany recorded negative growth of -5.0% against a very difficult comparable period in 2016.

Q-and-A: A look at most recent travel ban rulings

SEATTLE (AP) - So far, the third time isn't the charm for President Donald Trump's travel ban. As with his previous two attempts to bar travelers from certain predominantly Muslim nations from entering the United States, his Travel Ban 3.0 has run into an immediate buzz saw in the courts.

Guilty pleas entered in sweeping Indian-art fraud probe

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico art gallery owner and a jewelry supplier have pleaded guilty in federal court to criminal charges in the sale of fake Native American jewelry that was manufactured in the Philippines, representing the first conviction in a sweeping international investigation.

U.S.: If Hamas wants any role in Palestinian government, it must disarm and recognize Israel

Fatah and Hamas officials pose for a photograph after a reconciliation deal is signed in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, October 12, 2017 Nariman El-Mofty/AP Jason Greenblatt, U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy for the peace process, issued on Thursday the first American response to the Palestinian reconciliation deal between Hamas and Fatah.

AfDB commits to help Sudan build resilience and tackle fragility

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 approved Sudan’s Country Brief 2017-2019, designed to help the country build resilience and address core issues of fragility. Board members commended the recent lifting of US sanction on the country and....

US revokes economic sanctions against Sudan: What it means for hospitality businesses

News of the revocation of economic sanctions against Sudan by the United States government, is music to the ears of businesses and investors interested in Africa’s third largest country after two decades of severe restrictions. The sanctions relief comes as a go-ahead to tapping key trade and....

No Sudan debt relief while still on terrorism blacklist

October 19, 2017 6:07 am; 4. The United States will not relieve Sudan’s external debts until the country’s name is removed from the list of the countries that sponsor terrorism, Sudan’s Finance Minister Mohamed Osman Alriakbi said on Wednesday. “I met with many officials in the Treasury and the U.S.

JMEC to present "comprehensive" evaluation of S. Sudan peace accord

The report, the JMEC chairperson said, highlights the continuous violation by the two warring factions of the permanent ceasefire agreed upon. “Our evaluation report will be presented to IGAD pursuant to our mandate and will form part of our contribution to ensuring a successful High Level Revitalisation Forum,” said Festus Mogae.

Jacinda Ardern to become Kiwi PM after forming coalition

New Zealand First leader, and government kingmaker, Winston Peters has announced his party will form a coalition with the Labour Party and the Greens, ending the National Party's nine years of government. The decision will see with Mr Peters to be deputy PM.

US-Turkey discussions on visa spat made substantial progress, State Department says

A State Department official said late Wednesday that a senior level American delegation's meeting with their Turkish counterparts in Ankara on the latest visa spat was "productive." "Talks were productive and made substantial progress on the overall agenda; we will remain engaged as a matter of....

Australian car making to end soon with GM plant closing

Thousands of jobs in businesses that have supplied components and accessories to Australian auto manufacturers are also at risk. Though it's a subsidiary of a U.S. automotive giant, Holden is an iconic Australian brand and has been a source of national pride for generations.

Senate poised for crucial vote related to tax reform measure

The Senate and the House of Representatives must agree on a fiscal year 2018 budget resolution for Republicans to meet their goal of enacting a tax bill and sending it to Trump for his signature by the end of this year. The budget resolution contains a legislative tool called reconciliation, which....

Singapore: 65-year old escapes miraculously after forklift punctures car

An employee uses a forklift to transport an old AvtoVAZ Lada car at Vtormet scrappage plant outside Moscow January 30, 2013. Scrap dealer Yuri Vorontsov hopes business at his Vtormet yard outside Moscow will pick up soon thanks to a new recycling fee on car imports.

Singapore stocks rally along with global equities

Singapore stocks edged higher on Thursday, tracking gains in other Asian equities after the Dow Jones index closed above 23,000 for the first time. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent, nearing a 10-year peak scaled on Tuesday. China reported its economy expanded 6.

Gentle Touch Soothes The Pain of Social Rejection

"As our social world is becoming increasingly visual and digital, it is easy to forget the power of touch in human relations. Yet we've shown for the first time that mere slow, gentle stroking by a stranger can reduce feelings of social exclusion after social rejection," said lead author, Mariana....

Marriym calls for awareness on climate change to address environment issues

ISLAMABAD Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Marriyum Aurangzeb says creating awareness among the masses about climate change is imperative to effectively address the future challenges to environment. She was addressing a seminar titled “Climate Change and Role of Media” held under....

Government committed to promote inter-faith harmony: PM

ISLAMABAD :Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday stressing inter-religion and inter-faith harmony said the government was committed to promote a society free from any discrimination based on caste or creed. In his message to Hindu community on the eve of Diwali, the Prime Minister said no....

Dar graft hearing adjourned again in absence of defendant’s lead counsel

ISLAMABAD The accountability court on Wednesday has to adjourn the hearing of a graft reference against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar as the defendant’s counsel Khawaja Harris could not ensure his presence. As the hearing began, Dar’s legal team apprised the judge that their lead counsel Khawaja Harris....

Federal cabinet condemns unprovoked Indian firing

ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday chaired meeting of the Federal Cabinet here at PM Office. The Cabinet strongly condemned unprovoked firing by Indian security forces across LoC today wounding innocent civilians including women and children. The Cabinet prayed for swift recovery of the injured.

Bank of Korea raises South Korea's outlook on strong exports

Purchase: Order Reprint SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea's central bank said Thursday Asia's fourth-largest economy is likely to grow at a 3.0 percent annual pace this year, helped by strong exports. Bank of Korea said South Korea's economic growth this year will be stronger than its earlier forecast of 2.

Turkish businessman and activist detained by police

Purchase: Order Reprint ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish media say a prominent businessman and rights activist has been detained for questioning by police. Hurriyet newspaper and other media say Osman Kavala was detained late Wednesday at Istanbul's main airport upon returning from a city in southern Turkey.

Australian car making to end soon with GM plant closing

The nation has already begun mourning the demise of a home-grown industry in an increasing crowded and changing global car market. GM Holden Ltd. is the last of an array of carmakers that once included Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Chrysler and Leyland to abandon Australia in recent decades.

Economist: Utah economy healthy, 2017 ends with $26M surplus

Utah ended fiscal year 2017 with a $26 million surplus, and the state Legislature's chief economist predicts more of the same will come next year. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Utah collected $47 million more in taxes than expected during fiscal year 2017, which ended June 30.

Bank of Korea raises South Korea's outlook on strong exports

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korea's central bank said Thursday Asia's fourth-largest economy is likely to grow at a 3.0 percent annual pace this year, helped by strong exports. Bank of Korea said South Korea's economic growth this year will be stronger than its earlier forecast of 2.8 percent growth in July.

New diamond lender as banks abandon industry

As major banks abandon the diamond-trading world, one new lender is preparing to jump in. Dfin, a London-based corporate finance firm that specialises in the diamond sector, plans to lend $250m (€212.5m) to diamond polishers, cutters and traders (known in the industry as the midstream) in the next two years, according to Dfin pitch documents.

Bank of Korea raises South Korea's outlook on strong exports

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank said Thursday Asia's fourth-largest economy is likely to grow at a 3.0 percent annual pace this year, helped by strong exports. Bank of Korea said South Korea's economic growth this year will be stronger than its earlier forecast of 2.8 percent growth in July.

Turkish businessman and activist detained by police

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media say a prominent businessman and rights activist has been detained for questioning by police. Hurriyet newspaper and other media say Osman Kavala was detained late Wednesday at Istanbul's main airport upon returning from a city in southern Turkey. The reason was not known.
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