January 23, 2018

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France not anxious about anti-trust review of possible Siemens-Alstom deal


But Alstom and Siemens have since been eclipsed in size by China's CRRC Corp , which was formed via a merger of two state-owned firms in 2014 with the aim of producing a national champion able to compete internationally. The new firm has an order backlog of €61.2bn, with a €15.3bn revenue, an adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of €1.2bn and an adjusted EBIT-margin of 8%, based on information from the last annual financial statements of Alstom and Siemens. Read More »

Trump accuses Facebook of being 'anti


Facebook said earlier this month that an internal investigation had found that groups with ties to Russian Federation had spent $100,000 on ads created to influence the attitudes of US voters in the last Presidential campaign. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is pressing Facebook, Twitter, and Google for information and documents on any Russian entities that have purchases anti-fracking or anti-fossil fuel ads. Read More »

McDonnell's credit card rule would hurt borrowers


However, it is believed that McDonnell was to say in his speech, that contracts whereby taxpayers are being ripped off with unfair profits and huge charges would be cancelled. The Labour leader spoke out amid complaints that racially offensive comments were made at a meeting on the fringe of the party's Brighton conference, and also following reports that BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg had been provided with a bodyguard after receiving threats on social media. Read More »

Russian Federation general killed in Syria fighting


Moscow released aerial photographs claiming to show USA commandos and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) forces camped in supposedly Isis-occupied zones of eastern Deir Ezzor province without defensive positions set up. The Conoco gas plant can produce almost 50 million cubic feet of gas per day. Last week, the Pentagon accused Moscow of bombing SDF positions on the eastern side of the river. Read More »

Myanmar massacre finger at Rohingya


We will do everything to prevent ethnic cleansing and genocide. "We condemn all human rights violations and violent acts". The chair's statement said there was need to look for long-term solutions to the problem, including dialogues between Myanmar and Bangladesh , where over 400,000 Rohingya refugees have fled in the short period since August 25. Read More »

Internationals arrive in Kurdistan to observe independence voting


But with 30 million ethnic Kurds scattered across the region, mainly in Iraq, Iran , Turkey and Syria , Tehran and Ankara fear the spread of separatism to their own Kurdish populations. Earlier, the NTV broadcaster said Turkey had blocked access into the country's southeast from northern Iraq at the Habur border gate. Tehran supports Shi'ite Muslim groups who have been ruling or holding security and government positions in Iraq since the US -led invasion which toppled Saddam Hussein in ... Read More »

North korea: The quake was ultimately not due to a nuclear test


Monitoring sites in countries around North Korea reported seismic activity in that country Saturday, but differed on whether the quake was likely to be natural or man-made, such as a nuclear test. To comply with a UN Security Council resolution calling for sanctions over North Korea's nuclear activity, China said Friday that it will limit its exports of refined petroleum products to Pyongyang as well as ban imports of the North's textiles. Read More »

2 officers shot by man in New Haven


At some point, the man then reached toward the back of his waistband and made a "threatening statement ", which caused the officer to believe the man was arming himself, authorities said. On Saturday afternoon, SWAT team members went inside. One man said he heard reports of a domestic shooting on his scanner radio. At which point, the responding police fired and injured Monroe. Read More »

Shifty Maria could prompt storm watch here by tomorrow


At 5 a.m. Maria was located about 530 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Maria is a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. On the current forecast track, Maria will stay offshore but make its closest approach to the Outer Banks on Wednesday as a Category 1 Storm. As of 11 p.m. Read More »

Graham pushes back on working with Democrats on health care reform


After Collins, McCain and Murkowski voted to sink the last GOP attempt to repeal Obamacare in July, bipartisan efforts to fix the health care system began. Sen. Susan Collins - who could be a deciding vote to sink the GOP's new Obamacare repeal bill - said Sunday "it's very hard to envision a scenario" in which she'd support the proposed Graham-Cassidy legislation. Read More »

Multiple people injured in shooting at Tennessee church


Most of those victims were older adults, investigators said. All wounded individuals, except for one, are over the age of 60, the Nashville Fire Department said in a tweet. The church is located at 3890 Pin Hook Road in Antioch. The suspect shot himself before being taken into custody. She was shot dead in the church's parking lot, according to Nashville police. Read More »

North Korea leader lashes 'deranged' Trump


The word appeared twice in a statement by the North Korean despot, who was lashing out against the speech that Trump made at the United Nations General Assembly, in which he threatened to "totally destroy" the hermit nation. China is North Korea's main trading partner and conduit for global transactions. In the conclusion to his statement, Kim said, "I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire". Read More »

Raashi Khanna watches Jr NTR's Jai Lava Kusa with fans


While the numbers are yet to be made official, reliable sources have confirmed the film has registered the second biggest opening in Telugu states after Baahubali 2 this year. This will be the 5th million dollar film for NTR in overseas after Baadshah, Temper , Nannaku Prematho and Janatha Garage . As exepcted, Jai Lava Kusa has opened to an earth shattering response on day 1 at the Telugu speaking states. Read More »

London's Transportation Regulator Won't Renew Uber's License to Operate


The company said it had 40,000 drivers and 3.5 million customers in London who used its app at least once every three months. The service - which has significantly undercut the prices of London's black cab fleet, one of the most expensive in the world - prompted anger among Uber customers who have answered the company's call to sign an online petition protesting the decision. Read More »

TOUR Championship 2017: Justin Thomas, Paul Casey, Webb Simpson Tied


First-round leader Kyle Stanley set the tone for a frustrating day by lipping out a par putt at the first hole en route to a 73 that left him four shots behind. I can't wait to get home, hopefully with a nice bonus from this week. There's no guesswork involved with Spieth, the No 1 seed. "It's the easiest one to win because there's only 30 guys", said Kevin Kisner, who shot another 68 and was three behind. Read More »

Russia: Relations with USA poor over 'Russo-phobic hysteria'


China has always supported Somalia in preserving its national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, and supports peace and reconstruction in the country, he said . "We have to calm down the hotheads", and this requires contacts between the Trump administration and Kim's government, he said. He added that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has talked about mediation and said if he received such a request "he would try to fulfill that". Read More »

Iran Tests New Ballistic Missile, State Media Reports

It said Iran released footage of the test-launch. President Rouhani said: "We will promote our defensive and military power as much as we deem necessary". At the United Nations on Tuesday, Mr Trump criticised Iran's missile programme and the 2015 nuclear deal with the country. He also said Iran would not seek permission from any country to "defend" it self. Read More »

Spain and Catalonia argue for control of regional police


Each of the ferries has a capacity of over 6,500 passengers. They are determined to hold the vote on October 1, in defiance of the central Madrid government and a Constitutional Court ban. Spain's Interior Ministry says the man arrested on Wednesday is suspected of helping the terrorists obtain the materials needed to make the explosives and had an especially close relationship with the radical imam. Read More »

China Agrees to 'Vigorous Enforcement' of Sanctions On North Korea

The Guardian: Latest North Korea missile test ends South's talk of engagement - "For some diplomats there is a fear that mounting sanctions are not deterring Kim, and are only incentivising him to speed up his programme". Each new test pushes the nation that much closer to that goal. Military options available to Trump range from non-lethal actions like a naval blockade aimed at enforcing sanctions to waging cyber attacks and positioning new US weaponry in South Korea, where the ... Read More »

Kylie Jenner Reportedly Pregnant With Travis Scott's Baby


Kylie Jenner is reportedly pregnant with rapper Travis Scott's baby, according to reports. "Her family really likes him". The couple has already informed their friends about the news, and the website reports that Scott told friends that he's having a baby girl. Read More »

Mattis hints at military options on North Korea


Monday's flyovers over the Korean Peninsula involved two B-1Bs and four F-35Bs from the US military and four F-15K fighter jets from South Korea, according to the South Korean and USA militaries. The fear remains that Kim Jong Un may soon develop the ability to target the United States with a powerful, nuclear-tipped missile. The country flight-tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July. Read More »