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United Nations officials urge India to lift social media ban in Held Kashmir

They said such restrictions fail to meet the standards required under worldwide human rights law to limit freedom of expression. On April 26, the Jammu and Kashmir government banned 22 social networking sites and applications including Facebook , WhatsApp and Twitter in Kashmir on the ground that these were being allegedly misused by anti-national and anti-social elements to fan trouble. Read More »

I Was Going To Fire Comey Anyway


His explanation of why he fired Comey ran counter to previous administration explanations of Comey's dismissal. The president said that Comey assured him that he was not under investigation for collusion with Russian Federation. McCabe said he thinks the probe is "adequately resourced" and noted the FBI normally would not ask for more resources for a single investigation. Trump said the dinner with Comey was at the White House and Comey wanted to discuss staying on as Federal Bureau of ... Read More »

United States wants Asean to review relations with N. Korea


In an address to State Department staff, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke of "third country sanctions", warning that Chinese companies may be hit for working with Pyongyang. He says up first is Syria. The U.S. administration is considering new sanctions on North Korea if needed - in line with Trump's policy of exerting maximum pressure on the reclusive regime. Read More »

Donald Trump défend son congédiement du directeur du FBI


Réputé pour son indépendance et son franc-parler, le patron du FBI serait en fait devenu gênant à un autre titre: il menait l'enquête sur le rôle que la Russie a pu jouer dans la victoire de Donald Trump. M. Comey avait en effet tenu à dénoncer la "négligence extrême" de Mme Clinton. Cette annonce surprise pose aussi la question du remplacement de M. Read More »

Trump asked James Comey to pledge his loyalty to him

He's a show boater", Mr. Trump said. So everybody was thinking they should have won the election. "The Fake Media is working overtime today! ". The interim chief will serve until Congress confirms a permanent director, which could take some time given bipartisan anger over Mr Comey's firing. Read More »

China Ambiguous about Report of US-N. Korea Summit Proposal

It also reflects the dynamism and agility that Central Intelligence Agency brings to evolving national security challenges, he added. The announcement comes more than a week after Pompeo visited South Korea, the fourth senior USA administration official to do so since President Donald Trump took office on January 20. Read More »

New Chinese missile can attack aircraft carriers, THAAD

However, it is possible that the test may also have been planned well in advance. At a regular news briefing last month, China's defence ministry responded to questions about the Thaad deployment by foreshadowing the weapons tests, saying they were necessary to safeguard its national security. Read More »

Merrill Lynch Loosens Policy on Commission Ban


In reversing its stance on IRA commissions, Merrill's position more resembles that of its arch-rival Morgan Stanley, which has consistently sought to give its advisors some wiggle room when it comes to the DOL rule. Such investments aren't conducive under a fee-based structure since they typically don't require frequent advice, the sources said, and converting them to a fee-based account likely wouldn't be in the best interest of clients. Read More »

Microsoft Launches Streamlined OS as Answer to Chrome OS

Speaking at the product's announcement, Microsoft's VP for Surface Panos Panay "the Surface Laptop is lighter and thinner than any MacBook Air or MacBook Pro now available and it's faster and has longer battery life than any MacBook on sale today". Read More »

U.S., North Korea must negotiate before next nuclear test

North Korea sent a rare letter of protest to the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday warning that a new package of tougher sanctions would only spur its development of nuclear weapons, North Korea's state media reported. Professor Kim noted that the South Korean stance regarding the sanctions on Pyongyang in general coincides with that of the United States, there are still certain differences which the two countries have to bridge. Read More »

North Korea sends rare letter of protest over new US sanctions

North Korea on Thursday demanded the handover of "terror suspects" involved in the plot but it did not identify anyone. "I, too, aim to find a way to begin talks quickly between North and South Korea as well as the six-party talks", Moon said, referring to talks aimed at denuclearizing North Korea involving the United States, China, Japan, Russia and the two Koreas. Read More »

Towards Engagement with North Korea: Implications of the South Korean Presidential Election

On Wednesday, Moon officially assumed the post of president of South Korea. Kim Ji-yeon, Arirang News. He told Xi the ultimate goal of sanctions was to persuade North Korea to engage in dialogue about abolishing its nuclear program. Moon and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping talked on the subject in a telephone conversation Thursday. Beijing has asked the deployment be canceled because of THAAD's powerful radar and regional surveillance capabilities. Read More »

Puerto Rico seeks bankruptcy protection: governor


The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico [official website] on Wednesday filed for bankruptcy protection [press release] for the territory following the expiration of provisions that had shielded it from litigation. But there is no realistic way that Congress could bail out the island given the massive debt and disappearing tax base. This is a debt restructuring plan that is carried out under the auspices of the court. Read More »

U.S. working on new N.Korea sanctions: Tillerson


North Korea is under United Nations sanctions targeting its efforts to develop a nuclear missile arsenal, but Washington wants its Asian allies to do more. He said some countries were already doing this and also looking at the presence of North Korean workers, another significant revenue earner for Pyongyang. Read More »

Becton Dickinson and Co (BDX) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) in which Raymond James Downgrades Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX ) to Outperform by settling a price target of $180 on 1/05/17. SHERMAN JEFFREY S sold 31,464 shares worth $5.66M. The company's last traded volume of 2.46 million shares was up it's an average volume of 1.19 million shares. Read More »

Stop Playing Politics with Chibok Girls ~ NLC President Warns


The girls were released in exchange for six Boko Haram fighters held by authorities, according to one report. She added that the rescued girls are not allowed to travel as a group because of security concerns and that one of them was now visiting her parents on a two-week break. Read More »

Top US senators worried about South China Sea

Military personnel from the United States, Japan, France and the United Kingdom are gathering in the remote U. NAVAL BASE GUAM (AP) - Multinational military drills on Guam created to show support for the free passage of vessels in global waters amid concerns China may restrict access to the South China Sea have been indefinitely postponed after a French landing craft ran aground Friday. Read More »

Corning Incorporated (GLW) CEO Wendell P. Weeks Sells 41075 Shares


Corning Inc. (GLW) belongs to the "Technology" sector with an industry focus on "Diversified Electronics", with Mr. Wendell P. Weeks as Chairman, Chief Exec. The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 31st will be issued a $0.155 dividend. Read More »

Trump attacks 'showboat' Comey after sacking


White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been filling in for Spicer this week, as he fulfilled his U.S. Navy Reserve duty. The president's decision to fire Comey came as the FBI director was heading an investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the United States election, including claims of involvement by Trump's aides. Read More »

South Korea to Send Envoys to China to Discuss THAAD, North Korea


The U.S. legislation was meant to cut off supplies of cash that help fund North Korea's nuclear program, and increase pressure to stop human rights abuses such as the use of slave labor, the bill's sponsor said. The spokesman said: "The Prime Minister called the South Korean President Moon Jae-in earlier this morning to congratulate him on his recent electoral success". Read More »

Chibok girls to reunite with parents 'next week'

The statement reads, "In his inaugural address, President Muhammadu Buhari said the administration can not claim to have defeated Boko Haram without rescuing the Chibok girls". The District Head of Chibok, the member representing Chibok at the Borno State Assembly as well as other stake-holders from the community took time to speak to the girls in local languages to connect with their emotions. Read More »