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China's parliament gives Premier Li second term

China's parliament gives Premier Li second term The approval of Li's appointment comes a day after Xi was reappointed as China's president - this time with no limits on how many terms he can serve. The NPC which has approved a complete overhaul of the Chinese government is also expected to nominate a host of new officials including a new foreign minister and governor of the central bank, the Peoples Bank of China. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to Expel UK Diplomats as Row Over Spy Attack Escalates

Russian Federation to Expel UK Diplomats as Row Over Spy Attack Escalates The expulsions will happen "soon", according to a report by RIA news agency quoting Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The escalating worldwide scandal is unfolding as former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia remain in critical condition after exposure to the Soviet-designed chemical Novichok on March 4 in the English city of Salisbury. [Full Article...]

Sri Lankan president revokes state of emergency

Sri Lankan president revokes state of emergency President Maithripala Sirisena said on Twitter , "Upon assessing the public safety situation, I instructed to revoke the State of Emergency from midnight yesterday". The body of a 24-year-old Muslim man was pulled out of a burnt home, raising tensions further. The country was under a state of emergency for almost three decades when the government fought Tamil rebels LTTE in the civil war that... [Full Article...]

Snow alerts as Siberian winds bring 'mini Beast from the East'

The amber warnings advise that the snow could cause "travel delays, road and rail closures, interruption to power and the potential risk to life and property", and that people "need to be prepared to change your plans". The south-west is likely to see the heaviest snowfall, with forecasters warning rural upland communities could potentially be cut off. These will be heaviest and most frequent acro... [Full Article...]

On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE:ASGN) Insider Sells $787300.00 in Stock

Ami Asset Management Corp who had been investing in On Assignment for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.44B market cap company. (ASGN) traded up $1.77 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $85.15. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 1 think it is Hold. AlphaOne Investment Services LLC increased its holdings in shares of On Assignment by 0.8% in the 4th quarter. [Full Article...]

As Russia Votes, Reports of Ballot Stuffing, a Hack

As Russia Votes, Reports of Ballot Stuffing, a Hack The Kremlin needs high voter numbers to give greater legitimacy to a new mandate for Putin as Russian Federation faces increasing isolation over a spy poisoning in Britain and a fresh round of United States sanctions. In the southern city of Tambov, the state-sponsored Youth Parliament has backed an Instagram competition. "By doing this we hope to attract voters to the polling stations and we th... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation spy row: United Kingdom lab could be poison source, says ambassador

Russian Federation spy row: United Kingdom lab could be poison source, says ambassador Johnson dismissed those claims and said Russia's reaction "was not the response of a country that really believes itself to be innocent". The Russian Foreign Ministry ordered the 23 diplomats to leave within a week. Putin is expected to easily win a presidential election on Sunday which would take him to almost a quarter of a century in power. The poisoning has plunged Britain and Russian Fe... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation goes to polls in presidential election

Russian Federation goes to polls in presidential election Early on Saturday, Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced it had ordered the British diplomats to leave within a week and indicated it could take further action should there be what it called more "unfriendly" moves. Putin is standing against 7 other candidates, including millionaire communist Pavel Grudinin, but none are polling more than 8 per cent. The closure of the British Council'... [Full Article...]

Scholes convinced Shaw has no Man Utd future

Scholes convinced Shaw has no Man Utd future I want more personality in the team", he said . United were ponderous under bitterly cold conditions and had only two shots on target and Mourinho was unhappy with his players. Romelu Lukaku believes that Manchester United will be getting their chequebook out in the summer to sign "a lot of good players" and bolster their ranks. [Full Article...]

US Negotiating 'Supplement' To Iran Nuclear Deal With European Allies

US Negotiating 'Supplement' To Iran Nuclear Deal With European Allies Trump has begrudgingly waived sanctions on Iran multiple times so far, as he is required to do every few months as a way of recertifying the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The document said the new sanctions would be targeted against individuals and organizations involved with Tehran's ballistic-missile development and its role in supporting Syria... [Full Article...]

Britain to expel 23 Russian diplomats, biggest expulsion since Cold War

Britain to expel 23 Russian diplomats, biggest expulsion since Cold War Sir Christopher Meyer, a former British ambassador to the USA, tweeted: "Joint statement on Skripal attack a major diplomatic success for May". The statement went on to underline that the United Kingdom had no "disagreement with the people of Russia " and still wanted some dialogue, but added "the onus remains on the Russian state to account for their actions and to comply with their global o... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation 'stockpiling' deadly nerve agent used in Salisbury

Russian Federation 'stockpiling' deadly nerve agent used in Salisbury The source of the nerve agent, which Britain says is Soviet-made Novichok, is unclear, as is the way it was administered. On Saturday, Moscow announced it would expel 23 British diplomats in retaliation and close the British Council and Britain's consulate-general in St Petersburg. [Full Article...]

Putin votes in Russian presidential poll

Putin votes in Russian presidential poll Surveys show Putin, who has been in power for 18 years, is virtually guaranteed to win with at least 70 per cent of the vote, or almost 10 times the backing of his nearest challenger. Yevgeny Roizman, a Kremlin opponent, who is mayor of the industrial city of Yekaterinburg, said officials were using bribes and inducements to persuade people to vote. [Full Article...]

Russia's Presidential Election Begins

Voting will run until polls close at the westernmost point of Russian Federation, the Kaliningrad region on the Baltic Sea, at 1800 GMT on Sunday. In Moscow alone, authorities are spending 50 million rubles ($870,000) on balloons and festive decorations at polling stations. [Full Article...]

No news on US summit as N Korea ends Sweden talks

No news on US summit as N Korea ends Sweden talks He will be joined by officials from Cheong Wa Dae and the unification ministry. Mr. Trump, having chose to accept Mr. Kim's invitation to a meeting, wanted to have a Secretary of State who was in lock step with his views, these people said. [Full Article...]

Putin on track for commanding win as Russia votes

Putin on track for commanding win as Russia votes Johnson told reporters that Britain has information that within the last 10 years, "the Russian state has been engaged in investigating the delivery of such agents, Novichok agents. Writing in The Sun on Sunday , he said the Kremlin's tit-for-tat expulsion of 23 British diplomats and the closures of the British consulate in St Petersburg and the British Council would only impact Vladimir Putin'... [Full Article...]

Britain, Russia trade blame over poisoning of former spy

Britain, Russia trade blame over poisoning of former spy Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said he agreed "completely" with Mrs May that Moscow either carried out the 4 March attack or lost control of a nerve agent. "Their response has been a mix of smug sarcasm and denial and obfuscation". The government's national security committee will meet this week to consider further measures. [Full Article...]

Congress plenary session: Former PM Manmohan Singh slams NDA on Kashmir

He also blamed Narendra Modi for not increasing farmers' income or employment opportunities for youths. "He said that BJP- if it comes to power- will provide two crore jobs, we have not seen even two lakhs of jobs", Singh said on the final day of the two-day Congress Plenary Session. [Full Article...]

Ltd. (CWCO) Touches $14.80 Formed H&S; Whale Rock Capital Management Has Increased

Ltd. (CWCO) Touches $14.80 Formed H&S; Whale Rock Capital Management Has Increased State Street Corp raised its position in Scientific Games by 5.4% in the second quarter. Qs Ltd Liability has 0.05% invested in Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS ). Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS ) has risen 186.32% since March 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 169.62% the S&P500. Scientific Games presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average ta... [Full Article...]

Putin expected to slide into victory for another 6-year term

Navalny's group said Russian citizens were posting images online of ballot boxes being stuffed with extra ballots, an election official beating an observer, CCTV cameras aimed at ballot boxes being obscured by flags and discrepancies in ballot numbers. [Full Article...]


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