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Firm Behind 'Fearless Girl' Statue Underpaid Women

Firm Behind 'Fearless Girl' Statue Underpaid Women Both parties alleged they were paid less than their white male counterparts. In one of the more performative displays of corporate feminism in recent history, Boston-based State Street Global Advisors made news when it helped place a bronze statue of a defiant young woman directly across from Wall Street's Charging Bull in Manhattan's Financial District, in order to celebrate "the power of w... [Full Article...]

Train Collides With Bus In Russia, Killing At Least 17

Train Collides With Bus In Russia, Killing At Least 17 A spokeswoman for regional investigators said at least 17 people were killed in the accident, which occurred around 100 kilometers east of the Russian capital. Some bus passengers managed to jump out before the collision, trying unsuccessfully to push the vehicle to safety. Six people died and 15 were injured when a bus overturned along its 120-mile route from Ozyory to Moscow. [Full Article...]

Trump Tweets His Support of Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Gillespie

Trump Tweets His Support of Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Gillespie That makes sense. Trump lost the state to Hillary Clinton by more than five points previous year. But it's likely some alarms went off in the White House about an impending Gillespie loss being treated (as off-year elections in Virginia and New Jersey often are after a change of administration in Washington) as a referendum on the Trump presidency. [Full Article...]

4th Green Beret soldier missing after Niger ambush has been found dead

4th Green Beret soldier missing after Niger ambush has been found dead USA forces were attacked Wednesday near the Niger-Mali border. The soldier's body was then moved onto an American helicopter by USA forces in a somber ceremony and then taken away for formal identification. The Boko Haram group, based in Nigeria to the south, has also staged several attacks in Niger. The meeting with local leaders, he said, had been considered a low threat mission that wasn't like... [Full Article...]

White House chief of staff John Kelly's personal cellphone was 'compromised'

White House chief of staff John Kelly's personal cellphone was 'compromised' Kelly, 67, a retired Marine general, was named Homeland Security Secretary in January, joining the White House staff in July. "The IT department concluded the phone had been compromised and should not be used further", Politico reported . [Full Article...]

Int'l Campaign to abolish Nuclear Weapons wins Nobel Peace Prize award

Int'l Campaign to abolish Nuclear Weapons wins Nobel Peace Prize award The coalition has been a driving force in prevailing upon the world's nations to pledge to cooperate with all relevant stakeholders in efforts to stigmatise, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons. ICAN's leader Beatrice Fihn said to be "delighted" to having received the prize. Stoltenberg, in a statement on Friday, said he welcomed the attention given to the issue of nuclear non-proliferat... [Full Article...]

Police to review Conservative security after Prime Minister prank

Police to review Conservative security after Prime Minister prank Former Tory chairman Grant Shapps said on Friday that party MPs were "perfectly within their rights" to urge May to resign, while former minister Ed Vaizey said, "I think there will be quite a few people who will now be pretty firmly of the view that she should resign". [Full Article...]

Bangladesh backs India's stand on Rohingya issue: Foreign minister Haque

Bangladesh backs India's stand on Rohingya issue: Foreign minister Haque The conflict between the country's Buddhists and Muslims, which actually originates from the 19th century, intensified on August 25, 2017, when Muslim insurgents of Rohingya origin attacked security posts in Rakhine. The team had also urged government investment in Rakhine infrastructure such as roads, electricity, water and internet access. The stress on Bangladesh has been increasing as the in... [Full Article...]

Sessions Issues Blatant 'License to Discriminate' With 'Religious Freedom' Memo

Sessions Issues Blatant 'License to Discriminate' With 'Religious Freedom' Memo The guidelines are so sweeping that experts on religious liberty are calling them a legal powder-keg that could prompt wide-ranging lawsuits against the government. Department of Justice spokesperson Devin O'Malley said in a statement that "The Department of Justice can not expand the law beyond what Congress has provided". [Full Article...]

White crosses honor Las Vegas shooting victims

White crosses honor Las Vegas shooting victims Zanis first heard the news about the Vegas tragedy early Monday morning when a $1200 donation for gas money showed up at his doorstep. In the video, the person filming zooms in on the 59 crosses built by IL carpenter Greg Zanis . This does not get easier. The sign itself has become a memorial for the lives lost in Sunday's shooting at the Route 91 music festival. The tributes will be given ... [Full Article...]

Store Manager Who Sold Rifle To Las Vegas Shooter Feels 'Physically Ill'

Store Manager Who Sold Rifle To Las Vegas Shooter Feels 'Physically Ill' Trump heads to the city days after a gunman on the 32nd floor of a Vegas Strip casino and hotel opened fire on people at an outdoor country music festival below. "It makes you very proud to be an American when you see the job that they've done", said Trump of the hospital staff. But the president did not go to Vegas yesterday to address the incredible insanity of a high-roller named Stephen Padd... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia agrees to buy Russian S-400 air defence system

These agreements are "expected to play a pivotal role in the growth and development of the military and military systems industry in Saudi Arabia ", Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), the Sunni state's military industries firm said. [Full Article...]

Andres Iniesta signs "lifetime" Barcelona deal

Andres Iniesta signs This is a reward for Andrés' exceptional career. 'What I'm not going to do is be here just for the sake of being here, ' he told Cadena Ser last season. "We hope that everything calms down", he said. He has also won the Euros twice and the World Cup with Spain. - Messi next to renew? Iniesta caused a lot of concern at the club by suggesting that he could leave at the end of his previous cont... [Full Article...]

United States and South Korea Agree to Ammend Trade Deal

United States and South Korea Agree to Ammend Trade Deal South Korea has agreed to renegotiate a five-year-old trade agreement establishing free trade rules between the two countries and automotive trade is very likely to be at the center of discussions, observers predicted. Since the agreement took effect, South Korean investment in the United States has increased from $2.2 billion to $5.8 billion and created 45,000 jobs. [Full Article...]

Buhari invites embattled NNPC GMD to Aso Rock

Buhari invites embattled NNPC GMD to Aso Rock LEADERSHIP recalls that Kachikwu, had accused the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru , of alleged insubordination, due process abuse and maleficence leading to the award of contracts worth over $25 billion. [Full Article...]

Once an obscure device, 'bump stocks' are in the spotlight

Once an obscure device, 'bump stocks' are in the spotlight Nevada's gun laws received added attention after almost 60 people were killed and at least 527 others injured when a gunman fired rifles from a Las Vegas hotel onto a densely packed crowd of concertgoers across the street. Some Republicans are asking why these bump stock parts were ever approved in the first place and are calling out former President Obama. It frees the weapon to slide back ... [Full Article...]

The Trump Administration Loosens An Obama-Era Birth Control Mandate

The Trump Administration Loosens An Obama-Era Birth Control Mandate This led to what could be called "resistance" and court rulings, including at SCOTUS, that did not go well for the Obamacare attempted hegemony. He made good on that promise last spring when he signed an executive order expanding religious liberty . [Full Article...]

GST rates cut on 27 items

Unbranded ayurvedic medicines will now attract 5% GST. He also said duties would be cut on some products and the threshold for lower tax would be raised. Jaitley said big taxpayers, who make 94-95 per cent of the total taxes, will continue to file monthly returns and pay taxes on a monthly basis. The government also revoked GST notification on gems and jewellery. [Full Article...]

President Trump Visits Survivors, First Responders

President Trump Visits Survivors, First Responders However, the Clark County sheriff told reporters he thinks the shooter might have used them to watch for people approaching his room. "We're never going to rest until we get this done", said Pelosi. Trump said that investigators were "learning a lot more" about Paddock, but that details would be "announced at an appropriate time". Earlier in the day, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders s... [Full Article...]

Children As Young As One Burnt Alive By Day Care Security Guard

Children As Young As One Burnt Alive By Day Care Security Guard Janauba, a city of 70,000, is located some 600km north of the city of Belo Horizonte. Although a police investigation has begun it is not yet known what led the security guard named locally as Damiao Soares dos Santos , aged 50, to carryout the attack which left 15 others in serious condition in hospital. [Full Article...]


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