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U.S. activist Dan Loeb makes biggest-ever bet on Nestle U.S. activist Dan Loeb makes biggest-ever bet on Nestle
- June 27, 2017

Activist investors often retain operational experts to advise on investment campaigns, with an eye to nominating them for a board seat in the future - a role Third Point may have in mind for Bennink. On that news, shares of L'Oreal rose by close to 3%. Vontobel analyst Jean-Philippe Bertschy said Third Point's suggestions echoed proposals made by other shareholders for years. (more...)
Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo released on medical parole Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo released on medical parole
- June 27, 2017

Reports said Liu was diagnosed with cancer about a month ago and is now being treated at a hospital in Liaoning province in northeast China. "He has no special plans". "Adding injury to insult, Liu Xiaobo has been diagnosed with a grave illness in prison, where he should never have been put in the first place", said William Nee, China researcher for Amnesty International. (more...)
Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court
- June 27, 2017

In all, six cases that were argued between November and April remain undecided. They chose to allow a limited version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries take effect and to set the case for argument in the fall. (more...)
Cong slams Sushma Swaraj for attacking prez nominee Meira Kumar Cong slams Sushma Swaraj for attacking prez nominee Meira Kumar
- June 27, 2017

Sushma Swaraj, known for her open challenge to Sonia Gandhi when she was slated to become Prime Minister in 2004, has reiterated similar stand against the opposition candidate for President, Meira Kumar, digging out an old video from archives. (more...)
Student released from North Korea has severe neurological injury Student released from North Korea has severe neurological injury
- June 27, 2017

A United States diplomat was dispatched to the nation on June 12 to discuss the release of Americans held by the North Korean administration, the department added. Fred Warmbier called his son's return bittersweet. Warmbier was freed earlier this week after being jailed for more than 17 months. "We've been brutalized over the last 18 months with misinformation, no information", he said. (more...)
Australia halts Syria air strikes after Russian Federation warning Australia halts Syria air strikes after Russian Federation warning
- June 27, 2017

They are attempting to become an indispensable player in uprooting the extremists from Syria entirely. Coalition forces are using the Al-Tanaf base by Syria's borders with Jordan and Iraq to train anti-jihadist Syrian fighters and stage attacks against IS. (more...)
Eid passes off peacefully on LoC, IB; forces exchange sweets Eid passes off peacefully on LoC, IB; forces exchange sweets
- June 27, 2017

Jammu: Pakistan on Saturday again violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing at Indian posts and also the civilian areas in Shahpur sector of Poonch district. The Indian army claimed that it had recovered the dead body of the BAT member from the Poonch LoC's Gulpur sector on Friday. The ambush, carried out by a suspected Pakistan border action team in the midst of intense mortar and small arms exchanges that raged through the day, targeted a patrol operating near Gurunj ... (more...)
Judge considering freeze on Iraqi deportations Judge considering freeze on Iraqi deportations
- June 27, 2017

U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith made the ruling June 22, saying that the Iraqis could stay in the United States for two weeks while the courts sort out who has jurisdiction in the case. "The operation in this region was specifically conducted to address the very real public safety threat represented by criminal aliens arrested", said Rebecca Adducci, field office director for ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations team in the Detroit. (more...)
Indian occupation forces injures at least 10 Kashmiris on Eid Indian occupation forces injures at least 10 Kashmiris on Eid
- June 27, 2017

In retaliation to this, the police forced to use tear gas on the protesters, who were pelting stones at them. Police and soldiers had surrounded the school as the militants continued firing on them, according to Muneer Ahmed Khan, inspector general of police in Kashmir. (more...)
Kvitova wins Aegon Classic final for 1st title since attack Kvitova wins Aegon Classic final for 1st title since attack
- June 27, 2017

Ashleigh Barty will take on two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the final of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham after an upset semi-final win over Spain's Garbine Muguruza . "It's hard to say anything, but I think I've been through a very difficult time in my life, and it wasn't about the tennis , but about coming back healthy and alive and moving my fingers properly and everything like that". (more...)
The Accountant Sequel Moves Forward at WB
- June 27, 2017

It was a bit of a ludicrous premise that only got crazier as the film went on, but there are clearly threads there to lead into a sequel, and funnily enough, the story has a bit of a Batman meets Jason Bourne kind of vibe to it. Using a small-town CPA office as a cover, he makes his living as a freelance accountant for risky criminal organisations. However, his recent starring role in the action-crime drama The Accountant garnered acclaim and proved profitable; something that now ... (more...)
President Trump now under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, WAPO reports
- June 27, 2017

Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations under investigation both by Congress and the FBI that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team. "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", the statement read. Comey's carefully worded comments, and those of Andrew McCabe, who took over as acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director, suggested to some ... (more...)
Puerto Rico mulls political status in new referendum Puerto Rico mulls political status in new referendum
- June 26, 2017

Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly in favor of statehood on Sunday in a referendum that begins the steps toward sending representatives to Washington, D.C. A majority of the Puerto Rican voters for the first time voted for seeking US statehood back in 2012, when a total of 54% voted in favor. As a territory, the island has very little power and hardly any voice in government. (more...)
US official makes brief appearance at G7 environment summit
- June 26, 2017

Their tax dollars would also go toward giveaways to the United Nations' Green Climate Fund to help faraway countries reduce their carbon-dioxide emissions - all in pursuit of a goal that can't be achieved because countries such as China and India will continue to substantially grow their own emissions, offsetting any alleged progress made by the United States and European nations. (more...)
Congress hears sinister tale of Russia election meddling Congress hears sinister tale of Russia election meddling
- June 26, 2017

Warner on Tuesday sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly asking the agency to disclose more information about hacking attempts on state and local election systems. The agencies also concluded that the efforts were meant to help Trump get elected, at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's expense. Johnson said he was disappointed the DNC would not accept Homeland Security's help in finding its cyber-vulnerabilities. (more...)
Jury re-watches 2 key videos in police shooting of motorist Jury re-watches 2 key videos in police shooting of motorist
- June 26, 2017

No explanation was given for the request. Squad-car video played repeatedly for the jury last week shows that the situation escalated quickly, with Yanez shooting Castile just seconds after the driver volunteered, "Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me". (more...)
Oil tanker flips and explodes, killing over 100 in Pakistan
- June 26, 2017

Pasha also said that extra staff had been called to the hospital for treatment of the injured; doctors were providing the maximum relief to the injured, he added. "What is the use of this petrol, what will you do it with now?" he asked, pointing at a bucket in his other hand. Another 50 people were seriously injured. (more...)
SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation
- June 26, 2017

The presence of two US aircraft carriers off the Korean Peninsula - the first time in 20 years that USA naval maneuvers included two carrier groups - was meant as a "message of reassurance" against any aggression by North Korea . But the centre-left Moon is known to favour engagement with the North to bring it to the negotiating table in a break from his conservative predecessors who took a hardline stance. (more...)
Iraqi police rescue civilians from IS-held W. Mosul
- June 26, 2017

Iraqi forces said yesterday that they had recaptured two thirds of old Mosul from Islamic State after fierce fighting. Iraqi forces were seen pushing into the Bab al-Beed neighbourhood in Mosul's Old City in footage obtained by the Associated Press. (more...)
China, US agree on aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearisation China, US agree on aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearisation
- June 26, 2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said both US and Chinese officials attested that North Korea's nuclear missile efforts pose a security threat in the Asia-Pacific region, DoD News reported Wednesday . Thornton cited Chinese restrictions on imports of North Korean coal as "notable" progress. Tillerson called for increased efforts to curtail the North's illicit revenue streams of revenue that allegedly help fund its nuclear weapon and missile programs. (more...)