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Catalan leader under pressure to drop independence

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A special session of the Catalan parliament is set to meet Tuesday, with the region's secessionist leader reportedly considering a formal declaration of independence from Spain . Puigdemont rescheduled a session of the Catalan Parliament for Tuesday after Spain's Constitutional Court suspended Monday's session. Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaría, buoyed by the show of support, said: "I'm calling on the sensible people in the Catalan government, don't jump off the ... Lire la suite »

Tres periodistas detenidos tras ingresar a cárcel en Venezuela por reportaje

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El Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Prensa de Venezuela ( SNTP ) denunció que tres periodistas fueron detenidos mientras realizaban una investigación en una cárcel. Finalmente, ayer domingo fueron liberados tras ser presentados en una audiencia ante las autoridades. El gobierno, que sostiene que una parte de la prensa extranjera lleva cabo una campaña de desprestigio en su contra , asegura que desde 2011 lleva a cabo, con éxito, un plan para pacificar los penales y adecuarlos ... Lire la suite »

USA new sanctions to evoke Iran's harsh response

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Iran vowed a "crushing response" Monday if the US goes forward with a possible terrorist group designation of the Islamic Republic's elite Revolutionary Guards. "If they do, Iran's reaction would be firm, decisive and crushing and the United States should bear all its consequences". Qasemi also described as "baseless" claims that Iran is working with North Korea on nuclear weapons development. Lire la suite »

LITRO Gas chairman Shalila Munasinghe arrested over hacked funds of Taiwanese Bank

Police acted after state-owned Bank of Ceylon reported a suspicious transfer into one of its accounts of $1.2 million from Taiwan Far Eastern Bank, following by a withdrawal of some of the money by one of the suspects. The bank said it noticed some irregularities in its computerized transaction system on Tuesday and then discovered that some of its computers and servers had been infected with malware. Lire la suite »

Scorpions cancel remainder of 2017 United States tour leg with Megadeth

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Klaus", Meine wrote in a statement posted to Twitter yesterday. In a release from the band on Monday, tour promoter Live Nation announced the remainder of The Scorpions 2017 " Crazy World " tour would be cancelled , including an upcoming show in DFW at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving that was scheduled for October 12th. Lire la suite »

Duterte approves creation of OFW bank

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Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) 44, giving LBP the green light to procure PPSB following the recommendation of Governance Commission for Government-Owned and -Controlled Corporations since PPSB's functions "are no longer consistent with national development policies and programs". Lire la suite »

Analysts Watch Eros International PLC (NYSE:EROS) And Issue New Targets

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A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. 10/09/2017 - Eros International PLC had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies. The stock presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $17.00. ValuEngine upgraded Eros International PLC from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, September 18th. Lire la suite »

Crowley Maritime Trucks Continue to Aid Puerto Rico

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Taking to Twitter, the president posted a almost 9-minute video that highlighted the aid efforts in the Caribbean, as Puerto Rico continues to struggle in the aftermath of disastrous Hurricane Maria - a Category 4 storm that killed at least 36 and left thousands without electricity, water and even a roof. Lire la suite »

Sprint, T-Mobile on final approach for deal this month

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The companies are still negotiating an exchange ratio for the all-stock deal to determine Sprint's valuation, according to the report, which cited unnamed "people familiar with the matter". SoftBank spent more than $20 billion to acquire Sprint in 2012, and the company had hoped to acquire T-Mobile as well, merging the carriers to take on Verizon and AT&T. Lire la suite »

Ghost Recon Wildlands Is Getting A Free To Play Weekend

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Ubisoft is holding a free weekend for Ghost Recon Wildlands to celebrate the launch of the new deathmatch mode Ghost War . The fantastic co-operative experience was unfortunately hindered by downfalls in exploration and repetitive missions, as noted in our review of the base game , but Ghost War is a new flavor all its own. Lire la suite »

LLC Purchases 2405427 Shares of Copart, Inc. (CPRT)

Several research analysts recently commented on CPRT shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its stake in Copart Inc (CPRT) by 107.36% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a "hold" rating and issued a $33.00 price target on shares of Copart in a report on ... Lire la suite »

Gusty Santa Ana winds expected Monday

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Monday in the Los Angeles-area valleys and the mountains between Dodger Stadium and Malibu. The first significant Santa Ana winds of the season will bring higher temperatures, lower humidity and gusts of up to 75 miles per hour across the Southland this week, forecasters said Sunday. Lire la suite »

Twitter shuts down Marsha Blackburn campaign announcement video

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Bob Corker (R., Tenn.), who will not seek another term-tweeted out a call to action on Facebook and Twitter, asking her followers to share the video themselves. The video became a talking point for conservative candidates during the 2016 US presidential primaries and resulted in a Congressional panel-headed by Congresswoman Blackburn-being created to investigate Planned Parenthood and its practices with fetal tissue research. Lire la suite »

Hear Noel Gallagher's Joyous New Rocker 'Holy Mountain'

This one features legendary British muso Paul Weller on keys and it's a "joyous" track according to Gallagher himself. This will be Noel's third album with his High Flying Birds project, which also features former Oasis members Gem Archer and Chris Sharrock, Oasis session pianist Mike Rowe, and bassist Russell Pritchard, formerly of The Zutons. Lire la suite »

Lawmakers seek Puerto Rico exemption to law that slowed aid

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The Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico expired Sunday night and it will not be renewed, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Under the waiver, they will still have until October 18 to complete their deliveries. Lawmakers in Congress are still pushing to roll back the Jones Act, with Sens. "This will serve only to slow Puerto Rico's long-term recovery". At McCain's request, the bill was put on the Senate calendar under a fast-track procedure that allows it to bypass the normal ... Lire la suite »

Thunderclap heads to Russian Federation as Iceland earns spot

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Iceland is already assured of at least making the play-offs, as no matter what happens today Iceland will not finish below 2nd place. The fans at packed Laugardalsvollur Stadium had to be patient but the wait was worth it. Elsewhere in the group, Croatia secured a play-off place with a 2-0 win in Ukraine . They will not be seeded in the playoffs draw, which takes place on Wednesday (NZT). Lire la suite »

See Lady Gaga's emotional birthday tribute to friend who died of cancer

Lady Gaga is marking the birthday of her late friend Sonja Durham by sharing a touching video tribute. "After rollin around on the couch feeling sad with the help of some of my #grigiogirls and a very special someone I managed to dress up and feel better in a handsome pink sequined dress generously gifted to me from @oscardelarenta ", Gaga wrote. Lire la suite »

British-Iranian prisoner of conscience Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces fresh criminal proceedings

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Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a 38-year-old project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was arrested in April 2016 as she was returning to Britain from a family visit with her then one-year-old daughter. "I have just been a prisoner in the corner, enduring quietly". She lost her final appeal against the initial charges in April. "There is a clear pattern of Iran treating British dual nationals in this way, and the government's soft-ball approach to the Iranian authorities seems to be ... Lire la suite »

Meryl Streep speaks out against Harvey Weinstein and 'disgraceful' sexual harassment allegations

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An editorial from The New York Times on Friday implored the Clintons and Obama to disavow Weinstein, calling on Democrats to make sure his status as a major party donor would not prevent anyone from speaking out. He has not been charged with any crimes but was sacked on Sunday as co-chairman of the Weinstein amid fallout from the Times story. They sold it to Disney in 1993 for $60 million. Lire la suite »