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At refugee camp, Haley vows Trump's US won't abandon Syrians

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — His skull and jaw wrapped in bandages, the young Syrian refugee stared nonchalantly into a small black box at a supermarket in this sprawling, dust-swept refugee camp. The box scanned his iris to identify him, charged his account and sent him on his way. If the boy noticed U.
 

South Korea's Moon names top ministers and security adviser

By Christine Kim and Ju-min Park. SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea President Moon Jae-in named the finance minister, foreign minister, and top security advisor for his new government on Sunday, as it faces challenges nurturing economic recovery, soothing ties with China and dealing with North Korea.

Greece appeals to creditors to approve debt relief measures

Athens (AFP) - Greece told its EU-IMF creditors Sunday there should be "no excuse" for delays to debt relief payments now that Athens has "fulfilled its obligations" with new austerity cuts. The appeal came on the eve of a meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels that will discuss the issue.

PRESS DIGEST- British Business - May 22

May 22 The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Times - Top law firm Edwin Coe is investigating allegations of fraud at Ve Interactive, the one-time tech “unicorn” whose backers....

Onshore crunch cages Panda bonds

* Foreign issuers hold back in bearish market By Ina Zhou HONG KONG, May 22 (IFR) - China's efforts to deleverage its financial system have dealt a serious blow to the growth of the Panda bonds market. Several foreign issuers have delayed their plans to sell bonds in the onshore renminbi market amid....

Trading ideas: Magnum, Top Glove, Cypark, Genting

KUALA LUMPUR: Magnum, Top Glove, Cypark Resources and Genting Malaysia are among the stocks to watch on Monday after their corporate news, says JF Apex Research. It said Magnum and its unit Magnum Holdings Sdn Bhd were slapped with notices of assessment by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), with penalties amounting to RM476.

Magnum under pressure, falls to multi-year low of RM1.81

KUALA LUMPUR: Magnum Bhd ’s share price fell to multi-year low of RM1.81 early Monday after it reported a set of weaker financial results in the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 and also after it was slapped with a hefty taxes. At 9.14am, it was trading at RM1.87, down 23 sen with 4.80 million shares done.

Asian stocks set to drift higher Monday on US cues; US$ weak

HONG KONG: Asian stocks are set to edge higher on Monday following cautious gains on Wall Street, though the dollar is set to come under pressure as Washington's political turmoil undermines confidence in U.S. economic policy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.

Obamacare exchanges squeeze lawmakers for quick fix

With Obamacare still the law of the land, Republicans and Democrats are searching for quick fixes that will help Americans who live in parts of the country that insurers have forsaken, saying they just can’t make money under the strictures of the 2010 health care law. The two Tennessee Republicans in the U.

Inside the Beltway: The final Obama travel tab on Air Force One reaches $100 million

It’s taken a while, but investigators from Freedom Watch have at last tabulated a final travel bill for former President Barack Obama , who made much use of America’s ultimate ride the magnificent, but pricey Air Force One. Through persistent efforts over the years, the watchdog group has done the math and figured the total cost for Mr.

Joe Lieberman among Trump picks to head FBI

Among the most pressing items on President ’s to-do list when he returns to Washington next week from his first trip overseas will be the task of selecting an FBI director to replace the agency’s ousted leader, Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman, a onetime Democratic Party vice presidential nominee, is....

Amnesty lambasts 'arbitrary dismissals' in Turkey purges

Over 100,000 people from the public sector including members of the judiciary and armed forces have been dismissed since the attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in July, the rights group said. They have all been dismissed by decree under the state of emergency put into force a few days after the failed putsch bid.

Financial District becoming a mecca for movie theaters

Lights, camera! The once cinema-deprived Financial District is poised to become Manhattan’s movie-theater mecca. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is about to sign a lease to open a 10-screen, 40,000 square-foot luxury film complex next year at 28 Liberty St., the landmark skyscraper that was formerly known as Chase Manhattan Plaza, The Post has learned.

How do I deal with an employee who comes in late every day?

I have an employee who routinely comes in after our standard start time, some 10 to 20 minutes later than everyone else. He is a good performer and doesn’t run out at 5 p.m., but it bugs me that he strolls in whenever he wants. Should I say something? Yes, because it is bugging you and will likely grow to a bigger problem unless you address it.

Local AT&T employees join 3-day national strike against conglomerate

Corey Davis, president of the Communication Workers of America Local 7103, led a three-day strike outside of the AT&T store on Singing Hills Boulevard in Sioux City, where he also works. The mini-strike was done to send a message to the company about protecting jobs.

Customs aims to help to curb surrogacy

Customs authorities are discussing whether to seek cooperation from Lao and Cambodian authorities to more closely monitor surrogacy services that are illegal in Thailand but may have shifted their bases to these two neighbouring countries. Nimit Saeng-amphai, chief of the Nong Khai Customs Boundary....

Gold bugs stake claims

Gold got off to a strong start in 2017 as a spate of uncertainties, including geopolitical tensions over the Korean peninsula, US missile strikes against Syria, France's presidential election and US President Donald Trump's rhetoric on trade, prompted investors to flock to gold as a hedge against crisis.

Ralph Nader: Fast, Faster, Fastest: Why The Rush? – OpEd

By Ralph Nader Socrates and Plato were not in a hurry. Neither was Aristotle nor Heraclitus. They took time to think deeply. As far back as twenty-four centuries ago, they offered insights and observations about the human condition, character, and personality that are as true today as they were then.

September 5, 2015

At the same time, the growth of schools providing Western-style secular education negatively affected the Islamic madrassah system. This secularization threatened the influence of the Ulema over the Ottoman Empire, motivating the religious orders in their ideological opposition to Westernizing reforms.

Bahrain Falls Mainly On The Shia – OpEd

By Lee Smith. Hudson Institue Even as tensions surrounding the protests that have left 20 dead here since February 14 seem to be waning—curfews have been relaxed and people are slowly returning to work—they’re not going away. The sticking point isn’t the sectarianism that divides the Shia majority....

Suspect never be tried for shooting PC Yvonne Fletcher

During the nadir of this policy, New Labour’s favourite university, the London School of Economics, was apparently happy to not just accept the murderous dictator’s son Saif as a student (he enrolled on a philosophy course), but also accept £1.5 million in donations from a charity he controlled, as well as signing a £2.

UN health chiefs squander YOUR cash on first class flights

Despite the WHO's pleas for increased funding, the organisation's director-general Dr Margaret Chan recently jetted to West Africa to praise health workers on triumphing over Ebola – and checked into the presidential suite at the five-star Palm Camayenne hotel in Conakry, Guinea. The suite normally costs £800 per night.

May says we can't trust Corbyn to negotiate a Brexit deal

Theresa May has said she will strip people of their knighthoods if they fail to meet the 'standards of integrity' expected by the public. The Prime Minister said that if re-elected, she would order a review of the honours system by the Cabinet Office that would also make sure local heroes were given the recognition they deserved.

Clock ticking for Minnesota lawmakers on budget

With just over 24 hours remaining, the Minnesota Legislature finally broke the budget logjam Sunday night, sending several budget bills to Gov. Mark Dayton as the Democratic governor and Republican leaders worked to iron out their remaining disputes that could delay a deal and send the session into overtime.

Car market to see changes with new regulations

VietNamNet Bridge - The domestic market will open more widely to foreign cars as enterprises now will not be required to submit as many documents as they did before, as stipulated in Circular No 20/2011. The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has opened the draft decree on conditions for....

At refugee camp, Haley vows Trump’s US won’t abandon Syrians

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan His skull and jaw wrapped in bandages, the young Syrian refugee stared nonchalantly into a small black box at a supermarket in this sprawling, dust-swept refugee camp. The box scanned his iris to identify him, charged his account and sent him on his way. If the boy noticed U.

Clock ticking for Minnesota lawmakers on budget

With just over 24 hours remaining, the Minnesota Legislature finally broke the budget logjam Sunday night, sending several budget bills to Gov. Mark Dayton as the Democratic governor and Republican leaders worked to iron out their remaining disputes that could delay a deal and send the session into overtime.

At refugee camp, Haley vows Trump's US won't abandon Syrians

His skull and jaw wrapped in bandages, the young Syrian refugee stared nonchalantly into a small black box at a supermarket in this sprawling, dust-swept refugee camp. The box scanned his iris to identify him, charged his account and sent him on his way. If the boy noticed U.S.

What to watch: Media shy Abbott and special session threats

When Gov. Greg Abbott used a private, dinnertime ceremony on a Sunday that was broadcast only on Facebook to sign Texas' sanctuary cities law, it allowed him to avoid protesters' demonstrations and reporters' questions while taking his message directly to his supporters.

Deadline for $20K

IT’S a race to the finish line for first home buyers looking to secure the $20,000 Queensland First Home Owners’ Grant, which has assisted more than 250 locals since July 1. The popular building grant will be cut by $5000 on June 30, reverting back to its original sum of $15,000.

Japan Has Y481.7 Billion Trade Surplus In April

TOKYO (dpa-AFX) - Japan had a merchandise trade surplus of 481.7 billion yen in April, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday. That was shy of expectations for 520.7 billion yen, and it was down from 614.7 billion yen in March. Exports were up 7.5 percent on year to 6.329 trillion yen - missing forecasts for an increase of 8.
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