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by | February 25, 2018 | 02:11

When the agreement is finalised later this year, Standard Life will effectively exit the life insurance business which was its bedrock when it was founded in 1825. Standard Life Aberdeen said the sale was motivated by its aim to focus on its financial adviser platform business and asset manager arm Aberdeen Standard Investments.

by | February 25, 2018 | 02:05

It will be windy tonight as this cold front pass with winds at times gusting up to 35 miles per hour. All eyes are on the Ohio River this weekend as more flooding is predicted for the area. "This will allow Pittsburgh Allegheny County Thermal (PACT), which has tunnels vulnerable to flooding, to stage a pump in one of its vaults", the release said.

by | February 25, 2018 | 02:07

He had fought with "Yugoslav Army forces in Kosovo in 1999 and was decorated by Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic", Balkan Insight reads, and according to local Media he had expressed anti-NATO sentiments in the past. Montenegro, the smallest of all former Yugoslav republics, was the 29th country to join North Atlantic Treaty Organisation last May. Police said the embassy incurred no damage "other than the crater remaining at the site where the bomb exploded", adding that "evidence from ...

by | February 25, 2018 | 02:04

Web-storage company Dropbox Inc. raised the curtain Friday on its long-awaited initial public offering, which is set to be one of the biggest tech debuts of the past few years. But the company still isn't profitable, according to the filing. The company said that in 2016, it was able to shrink it's cost of revenue by $35.1 million as part of its AWS migration, which it refers to as "Infrastructure Optimization".

by | February 25, 2018 | 02:02

Mnuchin said the sanctions were against 27 entities, 28 vessels and one individual and added that all of them were involved in sanctions evasion schemes. "Through today's actions, we are putting companies and countries across the world on notice that this administration views compliance with USA and United Nations sanctions as a national security imperative".

by | February 25, 2018 | 01:58

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the attack took place in the Shash Darak area of Kabul , near the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters and not far from the U.S. Also on Saturday, at least three security personnel members were killed in separate bombing attacks in the southern Helmand Province. The headquarters of the United States-led worldwide forces in Afghanistan was briefly locked down after that attack, but opened soon after for a briefing by members of the ...

by | February 25, 2018 | 01:52

The clash in Deir al-Zor Province appears to be the first time that USA forces engaged directly with Russians in Syria , where Russian forces are backing President Bashar al-Assad's government in a devastating seven-year civil war. Russian President Vladimir Putin pictured with the Su-57 prototype. Above, Russian troops in Syria past year. But White's comments are the clearest to date that the USA military was told there were no Russians in the attacking force.

by | February 24, 2018 | 09:25

Three additional charges of abuse were filed against both David and Louise Turpin on Friday, and one new count of felony assault was filed against just Louise Turpin. They will return for a settlement conference hearing set for March 23. But now they're free to make their own choices. "That's a big deal, deciding what they're going to read, deciding what they're going to wear, these are all things that are decisions they make every day that are new and empowering".

by | February 24, 2018 | 09:24

The company is the latest in a growing number of major corporations that announced this week they would be ending their relationship with the NRA. NPR's Don Gonyea was there. WAYNE LAPIERRE: And continues to keep their families and that community in our prayers. "As usual, the opportunists wasted not one second to exploit tragedy for political gain", he said.

by | February 24, 2018 | 09:18

Three Argentine customs officials traveled with the bags to monitor them. Security Minister Patricia Bullrich said Thursday that 860 pounds (389 kilograms) of the drug were hidden inside diplomatic luggage. A DARING £40 million cocaine smuggling operation smashed in Argentina may have been meant to flood the Russian market with the deadly drug for this year's World Cup, it is alleged.

by | February 24, 2018 | 09:16

Police identified Kinsman's remains through fingerprints. Both victims - 49-year-old Andrew Kinsman and 44-year-old Selim Esen - were last seen in Toronto's so-called Gay Village last year. Lisowick was reportedly a homeless man, who was not reported missing. The investigation into McArthur's activities, which has been described by police as unprecedented in scope, comprises hundreds of Toronto officers as well as other Canadian and worldwide forces.

by | February 24, 2018 | 09:14

It was approved at the 1999 UNESCO General Conference and has been observed throughout the world since 2000. An audio visual presentation on International Mother Language Day was screened during the discussion meeting. She called access to language resources "one of the major challenges of sustainable development, at the heart of the United Nations 2030 Agenda".

by | February 23, 2018 | 04:27

The ministry stressed the importance of the drill, citing November's North Korean ballistic missile activities. Ms Nauert added: "We will not allow North Korea's attendance at the Winter Olympics to hide the true nature of the regime and the need for the world to remain united in the face of its illicit weapons programs".

by | February 23, 2018 | 04:29

Yet the overturning of the net neutrality rules had been as opposed by many in the tech industry and beyond. Net neutrality is the basic principle that all internet traffic should be be treated equally. Amy Spitalnick, a spokeswoman for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, told BuzzFeed News in an email that the New York attorney general's suit, which is expected to be joined by over 20 state attorneys general, would be filed by Thursday afternoon.

by | February 23, 2018 | 04:24

Stephens said this clearly is not just a government matter, instead all sectors, from churches, businesses, civil society and citizens must make it their business to improve PNG's ranking. Estonia's 71 points put it in the middle ground of European countries, coming in 14th among the 31 EU and Western European countries. Pakistan fared much worse by ending up at the 117th position with a score of 32.

by | February 23, 2018 | 04:26

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Thursday said the federal government was grateful for information provided by Israel to ASIO, which in turn worked with other global partners. Australian federal police previously announced that Khaled Khayat, 49, and Mahmoud Khayat, 32, were arrested and charged with two counts of planning a terrorist act in connection with the foiled bomb plot.

by | February 22, 2018 | 00:59

See his initials on her helmet. "She's always a person that I've admired and if there's someone that's going to beat me, I'm happy that it's her because I know she's worked her tail off and she's put in the time to get there". She was skiing in memory of her grandfather, who passed away a few months ago. Of Vonn's 81 World Cup victories, 28 are in Super-G, including one earlier this season in Val d'Isere, France.

by | February 22, 2018 | 00:59

It was unclear Wednesday whether the students were abducted by the militants or are missing after fleeing men who raided the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) on Monday night in Dapchi, Yobe State. "We are still hopeful that more are returning soon", he said. A school source told ThisDay that the militants targeted the students as they went into their hostel during the attack.

by | February 22, 2018 | 00:58

Russia's chief objectives in Syria are to bolster President Bashar al-Assad and maximize the territory he controls in order to weaken the US and divide NATO, Skinner said . Syrian television had earlier shown the group of fighters passing through a checkpoint that bore the insignia of the Kurdish security force, some chanting "one Syria, one Syria", and driving further into Afrin .

by | February 22, 2018 | 00:56

Last week, the USA automaker announced it would shut down a factory in Gunsan, southwest of Seoul , and said it was mulling the fate of its three remaining plants in South Korea. South Korea's presidential office also said Tuesday that it would designate Gunsan an employment "crisis zone", opening the way for government subsidies like cheap loans and other financial support for those laid off.

by | February 22, 2018 | 00:55

His properties across New Delhi aand Kanpur have been searched and seven banks are said to have lent loans for the businessman. After the CBI and the ED, the Income Tax Department has stepped up action against the Rotomac group and its promoters, attaching 11 bank accounts in connection with an alleged tax evasion probe against them, officials said yesterday.

by | February 22, 2018 | 00:53

Investigators have not revealed details of the case, but the Associated Press quoted executives from Latvia's Norvik bank as accusing Mr Rimsevics of seeking bribes; Norvik is controlled by Russian-born British citizen Grigory Guselnikov.

by | February 22, 2018 | 00:51

The Delhi Chief Minister congratulated Haasan and his team for starting the "political alternative" and hailed the actor as a "real life hero". The actor is all set to take a political plunge later today as he will announce his party's prospective name and unveil its flag at a public meeting in Madurai .

by | February 22, 2018 | 00:48

The AR-15 has been used in the deadliest shootings in recent USA history, including last Wednesday's massacre in Parkland, Florida, and handgun sales by federally licensed dealers are already restricted to those over 21. The 19-year-old accused shooter used a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle. Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat from CT and advocate for tighter gun controls, said this suggested that the president was aware of fresh energy on the issue, and called it a sign that "for the first ...

by | February 22, 2018 | 00:47

Earlier, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for the immediate suspension of "all war activities" in the Damascus suburb, where he said 400,000 people are living "in hell on earth". "We are able to maintain supply lines of some basic medical essentials to the facilities we support, and we are also providing ad-hoc medical donations to facilities we do not regularly support when they are in dire need".

by | February 22, 2018 | 00:45

He was arrested on Friday, Feb. 16, on charges of cyber harassment and creating false public alarms. "The post was circulating on a student's social media account", Henning said. His name wasn't released because of his age. "Threats will be thoroughly investigated", it said. On Tuesday at around 11:30 a.m., police received a report of a social media post that threatened "shooting up local schools".

by | February 21, 2018 | 07:50

They also visited Swaminarayan Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar. The nationalist Hindu premier shared a photo of himself meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani the same day that Trudeau landed. While Canadian investors such as the Canada Pension Fund, Fairfax, Bombardier, Magna and York University are investing heavily in India, Trudeau continues to spend his time in old-school Taj Mahal, Temple and Mosque visits.

by | February 21, 2018 | 07:50

The infamous case had also thrown light on Thailand's then-unregulated surrogacy trade, pushing authorities to bar foreigners from hiring Thai surrogates in 2015, The Star reported . Shigeta had no wife but provided his semen and eggs from unnamed donors to be planted into nine Thai surrogates, from whom 13 children were born, court documents said.

by | February 21, 2018 | 07:50

Virtue and Moir are gold covered in ice dance, Tuesday, the Games to Pyeongchang, in front of their rivals, the French Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron by less than a point. "But we did our best and we have nothing to regret", said Papadakis. The third USA team in the field, Madison Chock and Evan Bates, finished ninth in their second Olympic appearance together.

by | February 21, 2018 | 07:50

When asked to comment on dynastic politics, given that his father Pierre Trudeau also served as the 15th prime minister of Canada , he said getting into politics was "not an automatic choice" for him. As it now stands, Sajjan is not part of the meeting, though details are still being worked out on that front, Trudeau said in Mumbai on Monday. Indian officials have been at pains to clarify this wasn't in any way a snub for the soft stand taken by Trudeau's Liberal Party of Canada towards ...

by | February 20, 2018 | 20:22

This statement was strongly denied by the White House. Following their Davos meeting, Trump threatened to withhold aid to the Palestinians if they did not pursue peace with Israel, saying they had snubbed the United States by not meeting Vice President Mike Pence during a recent visit.

by | February 20, 2018 | 20:26

I brought it here so you can see for yourself. In a moment of drama, he brandished what he said was a piece of an Iranian drone shot down in Israeli territory. To have nuclear weapons, Netanyahu said, "you need a gun, bullets, and gunpowder". Since the start of the civil war some seven years ago, Israel has periodically bombed targets in Syria but the incident last weekend culminated in the largest set of Israeli airstrikes against Syrian air defenses since the 1982 Lebanon War.

by | February 20, 2018 | 20:25

His surprise release may help fix severely-eroded ties between Ankara and Berlin . The court ruling was condemned by human rights groups, including the United Nations and OSCE representatives on media freedom. The Turkish government responded by accusing Germany of using "Nazi methods". Yucel, who has both German and Turkish citizenship, had been accused of writing propaganda in support of terrorism.

by | February 20, 2018 | 20:20

The ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near the remote mountain town of Semirom, some 620km south of the capital, Tehran . A team of crash investigators from French air safety agency BEA was due to arrive in Iran later on Tuesday. Tabatabai said that after searching the area, the team learned that unfortunately, all the dear passengers had lost their lives.

by | February 20, 2018 | 20:18

Most non-essential government offices and schools are closed for the day. The entire United States establishment, along with private enterprises, schools and other institutions remained close today to observe the Presidents' Day. While the TV generation may think that Presidents' Day is all about a good sale - it's really a day to connect with our history and the leaders who held the nation's highest office.

by | February 20, 2018 | 20:21

In addition to casualties within Ghouta, the rebels fired a series of mortar strikes against Damascus itself, killing a child and wounding eight other people in the area. "To systematically target and kill civilians amounts to a war crime and the worldwide community must act to stop it" Said Zedoun Al Zoebi, CEO of UOSSM global.

by | February 18, 2018 | 06:34

An explosive device was detonated Saturday afternoon in the southern Gaza Strip near IDF soldiers who were patrolling the Israeli side of the border fence. The spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, said in a statement that nobody had been injured by the Israeli fire. Following the incident, an Israeli tank fired at an observation post located in the area.

by | February 18, 2018 | 06:21

A 4. 4 magnitude quake hit south Wales on Saturday, causing tremors to be felt across western Britain . People across the country reported feeling the tremor, with some as far north as Blackpool wondering what it was, the Mirror reports.

by | February 18, 2018 | 06:15

Under the agreement signed between India and Iran in May 2016, India is to equip and operate two berths in Chabahar Port Phase-I with capital investment of United States dollars 85. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday it would adhere to commitments under its 2015 global nuclear agreement, signed with six world powers to limit its disputed nuclear programme.

by | February 17, 2018 | 02:53

The agency said in December that the "new ANC leadership gives prospect of a credit positive policy shift", but noted that a narrow victory for Ramaphosa could complicate efforts to reform the country. The ANC has won an outright majority in every national election since apartheid ended in 1991. But the 2019 elections are no guarantee, and if the ANC does not win a 50 percent majority, it will be forced to form a coalition for the first time.