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How the far right finally gained a foothold in Spain

Spanish exceptionalism – the country’s supposed immunity to the far-right parties that have seeped into mainstream European politics – has finally succumbed to the wounds it received last December. Four months after picking up 12 seats in the Andalucían regional election , the upstart Vox party led....
 

Seattle college says student was among those killed by crane

SEATTLE — A college freshman was among the four people killed when a construction crane fell from a building and crashed onto one of Seattle's busiest streets, the university said Sunday. Sarah Wong, who intended to major in nursing, was in a car when the crane fell from a building under....

Abdullah bin Zayed launches six research centres at Zayed University

ABU DHABI, 28th April, 2019 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Chairman of the Educational and Human Resources Council, has launched six new research centres at Zayed University.

Sri Lanka raids headquarters of hardline Islamist group suspected in church bombings

By Alasdair Pal and A. Ananthalakshmi. COLOMBO/KATTANKUDY (Reuters) - Sri Lankan police raided the headquarters of a hardline Islamist group founded by the suspected ringleader behind the Easter suicide bombings of churches and hotels, a Reuters witness said, as Sunday mass was canceled due to fears of further attacks.

Premier Muslim body asks Muslims to cooperate fully with security forces

April 26, 2019, 7:11 am By Ifham Nizam There were no official intelligence reports or warnings of possible threats to certain Mosques from terrorists countrywide, especially targeting Friday’s (today) Jumma prayers, All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulma (ACJU) said, yesterday, adding that, however, several....

Vavuniya Moulavis call for protection

April 26, 2019, 12:00 pm By Dinasena Ratugamage The Moulavis Association of Vavuniya has handed over a memorandum to the Government Agent in the district Mohamed Haniffa urging the government to guarantee their security. The association has said that due to the destructive action by a few....

Friday Jummah prayer at mosques cancelled

April 26, 2019, 7:00 am BY Priyadharshana Liyanage Muslim Religious Affairs and Posts Minister M.M.Abdul Haleem yesterday said that Friday Jummah prayers at all mosques in the country would be suspended until further notice. The Minister said that he has taken that decision considering the....

Only 1,000 of Cambodia’s 20,000 tuk-tuk drivers legal

A senior official at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport told The Post on Thursday that only 3,000 of the Kingdom’s more than 20,000 tuk-tuk drivers had so far taken a driving test during a three-month “grace period”, with only a third passing. On April 9, Minister of Public Works and....

Japanese University Says It Won’t Hire Teachers Who Smoke

By Daniel Victor, New York Times. A university in Japan says it has stopped hiring faculty members who smoke unless they promise to quit, a once-unthinkable decision in a country that has just recently cracked down on its heavy-smoking ways. Nagasaki University said the policy, announced last week, was part of its larger anti-smoking push.

Trump blasts Russia probe as 'an attempted overthrow of the United States government'

“Bigger than Watergate," Trump said. "Because it means so much. This was a coup. This wasn’t stealing information from an office in the Watergate apartments, this was an attempted coup." TRUMP: "This was a coup. This wasn't stealing information from an office in the Watergate apartments. This was an attempted coup.

Judge dismisses Bush-era warrantless wiretapping lawsuit citing national security concerns

White wrote in his ruling that allowing the case to proceed could have "devastating" consequences for U.S. national security, according to Politico. “The Court cannot issue any determinative finding on the issue of whether or not Plaintiffs have standing without taking the risk that such a ruling....

Amazon Prime Moves Towards One Day Free Shipping

Amazon said it will use “all of the available levers” to shorten the current two-day default shipping plan by one day for members of its Amazon Prime subscription service. The one-day service will be free of charge. The change was announced by Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky on Thursday and....

Are Tencent And Alibaba Silencing Overworked '996' Employees?

Tencent (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY), Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), and other Chinese tech companies were recently called out in an escalating debate about overtime policies. Workers claim that these companies use an unofficial "996" schedule -- 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. workdays, six days a week -- which violates the government's overtime regulations.

O'Rourke might halt new oil and gas drilling on federal land

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke said Thursday he's willing to consider a moratorium on new leases to drill for oil and gas on federal lands as a way to help combat climate change. The Democratic presidential hopeful told reporters while campaigning in Nevada on Thursday the....

7 . TICK TOCK Judge Gives Trump Admin 6 Months to Identify Separated Kids After a Health and Human Services watchdog found thousands more children may have been separated from their families since summer 2017.

A judge has given the government six months to identify potentially thousands of children who were separated at the southern border during President Donald Trump's administration, the Associated Press reports. While U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw issued the half-year deadline, he said he would....

6 . DISTURBING Fiancée of Tyreek Hill Accuses Him of Abusing Son: Audio “...when he gets in trouble, you get the belt out,” a woman identified as Crystal Espinal can be heard saying in a clip obtained by KCTV5.

In audio obtained by local news station KCTV5, a woman identified as Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill's fiancée can be heard accusing him of physically abusing their 3-year-old son. In the clip reported to be of a conversation between Crystal Espinal and Hill, the two can be heard....

IOU Financial Inc. Releases Financial Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2018

IOU posts annual IFRS net earnings and adjusted net earnings of $2.7 million in 2018. Loan originations increased 36.8% to US$125.0 million during the year ended December 31, 2018; Total loans under management increased 55.5% to $95.9 million in 2018. Provision for loan losses (net of recoveries) decreased 43.

Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. is Investigating Certain Officers and Directors of Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (HIIQ) and Encourages HIIQ Investors to Contact the Firm

NEW YORK, April 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. is investigating potential claims against certain officers and directors of Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIIQ). Click to participate in the action. On September 21, 2017 a complaint was filed alleging that....

Puxin Limited : Files Annual Report on Form 20-F for Fiscal Year 2018

BEIJING April 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Puxin Limited (NYSE: NEW) ("Puxin" or the "Company"), a successful consolidator of the after-school education industry in China , today announced it filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on April 25, 2019 .

IOU Financial Inc. : Releases Financial Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2018

IOU posts annual IFRS net earnings and adjusted net earnings of $2.7 million in 2018. Loan originations increased 36.8% to US$125.0 million during the year ended December 31, 2018; Total loans under management increased 55.5% to $95.9 million in 2018. Provision for loan losses (net of recoveries) decreased 43.

Air China : FIRST QUARTERLY REPORT 2019

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited take no responsibility for the contents of this announcement, make no representation as to its accuracy or completeness and expressly disclaim any liability whatsoever for any loss howsoever arising from or in....

IOU Financial Inc. Releases Financial Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2018

IOU posts annual IFRS net earnings and adjusted net earnings of $2.7 million in 2018. Loan originations increased 36.8% to US$125.0 million during the year ended December 31, 2018; Total loans under management increased 55.5% to $95.9 million in 2018. Provision for loan losses (net of recoveries) decreased 43.

Christians' ethnic inclusion in Sri Lanka keeps fragile calm

A religious minority here, Christians are part of both the Sinhalese and Tamil ethnic groups, unlike the mainly homogenous Tamil Hindus and Sinhalese Buddhists on the teardrop-shaped island in the Indian Ocean. After Islamic militants detonated suicide bombs on Sunday that killed Easter worshippers in three churches, including St.

"The Quiet Panic" - Kyle Bass On Hong Kong's Looming Financial & Political Crisis

The Economics Behind Currency Boards/Pegs. The harsh reality is that economic relationships between pegged regimes must be harmonized or they are destined to fail. Norman Chan, the soon-to-be-retired CEO of the HKMA, admitted this in 2017 when he set the four conditions that need to be present for....

US Given 6 Months to ID Children Separated at Border

SAN DIEGO — The federal government has six months to identify potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border early in President Donald Trump’s term, a judge ordered Thursday. Trump administration officials said they had a goal of six months but....

Shan group skips military parade for anniversary...

However, noticeably absent from the event was a parade by the group’s armed forces, which was held on previous anniversaries. Instead, the group’s representatives met with people to discuss their problems. “The parade was dropped from this year’s event because we are working for peace, and holding it might be mistaken as a challenge to others.

Orion Mine Finance Disposes of Shares of Stornoway Diamond Corporation

TORONTO April 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Orion Mine Finance announced today that Orion Co-Investments I LLC (" Orion Equity Co-Invest "), a company managed by Orion Mine Finance Management I Limited (" Orion "), entered into a sale agreement for the disposition of 90,000,000 common shares (" Common Shares ")....

Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid skepticism

SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company’s electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. The technology required to make that quantum leap is scheduled to be shown off to Tesla investors Monday....

Traders' body protests in Srinagar against cross-LoC trade suspension

A traders’ body associated with the cross-LoC trade on Monday staged a protest in Srinagar to demand resumption of the trade between parts of divided Kashmir. Scores of traders affiliated with Salamabad cross-LoC traders Union assembled at Park in Srinagar to demand resumption of the trade which was suspended on April 19 by the Union Home Ministry....

Iraqi girls pose in combat outfit to protest PUBG ban

Iraqi girls protst PUBG ban in Baghdad. (twitter) Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A group of Iraqi girls have protested a recently approved Iraqi parliament ban on online combat game PUBG, a decision that won wide-scale condemnation from the youngster society in Iraq.

Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid skepticism

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company's electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. The technology required to make that quantum leap is scheduled to be shown off to Tesla investors....
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