Stocks Falter as US Health Care Squabble Worries Investors In New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell for the eight consecutive day on Monday. Investors may have been discouraged by the failure of U.S. President Donald Trump to pass big changes to the health care insurance system that he promised during the campaign.
U.S. stock indexes were down sharply in morning trading, but by Monday's close, the S&P 500 was off just one-tenth of a percent, with the Dow down two-tenths. The NASDAQ posted a slight gain.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:30:51 -0400 Bangladeshi Forces Reportedly End Siege with Militants Backed by IS Bangladeshi security forces appeared to gain the upper hand Monday in a four-day siege with heavily-armed militants reportedly backed by the Islamic State group in northeastern Sylhet city.
Since Friday, 12 people, including two policemen and four suspected militants, have been killed and 50 others injured in ongoing battles and bomb explosions, authorities say.
Police have used armored vehicles and fired bullets and tear gas in an attempt to end the standoff with militants holed up in...
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:30:16 -0400 Study: Transnational Crime Worth Between $1.6 to $2.2 Trillion Per Year Transnational crime, or crimes committed across international borders, is growing at a faster pace than many realize, partly because the international community is not paying a lot of attention to it. That's the conclusion from Global Financial Integrity or GFI, a non-profit Washington think tank that tracks illicit financial flows across borders.
The group's latest findings estimate that transnational crime is worth between $1.6 to $2.2 trillion per year. GFI says the lion's...
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:15:42 -0400 Baltics' Russian Media Use Online Humor to Combat Propaganda Russia's nationalist propaganda machine kicked into high gear after the 2014 annexation of Crimea sparked the worst East-West tensions since the Cold War.
State media quickly fell behind the Kremlin line while Russia's few independent media came under increasing pressure to conform or self-censor.
As Russian authorities shrank the space for independent reporting, one group of Russian journalists escaped the pressure by relocating to the European Union in...
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:15:08 -0400 Will Trump Administration Increase Drone Strikes in Pakistan? On March 2, a suspected U.S. drone strike inside Pakistan killed two Taliban militants in the country's tribal region — the first drone attack in the country since Donald Trump became president.
The strike ended a nine-month pause in the CIA's long-running drone war in Pakistan, raising expectations that the Trump administration will increase the targeted killings of militants in the Pakistani tribal areas. But with the administration focused on defeating the Islamic State group...
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:05:36 -0400 What Is Left When Peru's Flood Waters Recede? On the outskirts of Lima, hundreds of householders salvage scant belongings in what is left of their homes after the Rimac River burst its banks in recent weeks amid Peru's worst flooding disaster in decades.
Many of the hardest hit are those who can least afford it — poor Peruvians who built their homes on cheap land near the river, which runs from Peru's central Andes to the Pacific coast.
Simeona Mosquera contemplates her uncertain future, standing in what once was her front...
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST UN appalled at killing of aid workers in South Sudan Six aid workers from a national non-governmental organization were killed when their convoy was ambushed yesterday while travelling along the Government-controlled area on the Juba-Pibor road, the United Nations mission in the country (UNMISS) has said.
Kenya: Anti-Money Laundering Law Amended (Mar. 24, 2017) On March 3, 2017, the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, signed into law the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill. During the signing ceremony, he reportedly noted that “[t]his is a major tool in our sustained efforts to fight corruption. It means that no proceeds of theft and corruption are beyond the […]
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:30:51 +0000 Azerbaijan: President Appointed His Wife as First Vice-President (Mar. 24, 2017) On February 21, 2017, the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, appointed his wife, Mehriban Aliyeva, as the First Vice-President of the Republic, in accordance with newly added article 1031 of Azerbaijan’s Constitution. (Appointment by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan of M. A. Aliyeva as the First Vice-President of the Republic […]
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:30:57 +0000 Indonesia: Proposed Legislation on Tobacco Could Increase Domestic Production (Mar. 24, 2017) The House of Representatives of Indonesia is considering a proposed law that could increase the country’s tobacco output. (Eveline Danubrata & Agustinus Beo Da Costa, Indonesia Tobacco Bill Would Fire up Output Despite Health Fears, REUTERS (Mar. 15, 2017).) The bill is listed among “priority legislation” on the legislative website. (RRU Tentang […]
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:30:05 +0000 Taiwan: Amendment of Long-Term Care Act (Mar. 23, 2017) Taiwan’s Long-Term Care Services Act, which was promulgated on June 3, 2015, but is not slated to become law until June 2017, was amended effective January 28, 2017. (Long-Term Care Services Law: Amendment of Long-term Care Services Law Revises Articles 15, 22, 62 and 66, THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE […]
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:30:59 +0000 Israel: Amendment Authorizing Revocation of Israeli Nationality Passed (Mar. 23, 2017) On March 6, 2017, the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) passed the Nationality (Amendment No. 13) Law 5777 (Amendment Law). (Ministry of Justice website (scroll down to issue No. 2611 (Mar. 16, 2017) (in Hebrew).) The Amendment Law amends the Nationality Law, 5712-1952 (the Law). (SEFER HAHUKIM [BOOK OF LAWS, official gazette, SH] 5712 […]
Brazil suspends three more meat plants in bribery scandal SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Agriculture Ministry said on Monday it ordered three more food processing facilities to suspend production amid an investigation into alleged corruption of inspectors and unsanitary conditions in the world's biggest meat producer.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:59:46 -0400 Bomb factories, village command posts: Islamic State's rural fight BADUSH, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have pulled out of this deserted village on the Tigris river, which Iraqi commanders say was a crucial outpost defending their nearby stronghold of Mosul, but signs of their presence abound.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:35:38 -0400 After civilians killed in Mosul, Pentagon denies loosening rules WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon, facing accusations that a coalition air strike may have killed scores of civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, said on Monday it was not loosening its rules of engagement in the fight against Islamic State but that resources to investigate claims were limited.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:51:42 -0400 Qatar Airways chief says laptop ban not designed to hurt Gulf carriers LONDON (Reuters) - Qatar Airways' chief executive said on Monday he did not believe the ban on carrying most electronics in the cabins of passenger flights to the United States from eight Muslim majority countries was designed to hurt Gulf airlines.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:51:20 -0400 London attacker interested in jihad but no evidence of IS link: police LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Monday they had found no evidence that Khalid Masood, who killed four people in an attack on parliament last week, had any association with Islamic State or al Qaeda, but he was clearly interested in jihad.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:41:53 -0400 Iran's Rouhani seeks deals with new friend Russia MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iran's president met Russia's prime minister on Monday in a bid to develop a warming relationship that has been greatly strengthened by both sides' involvement on the same side of the war in Syria.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:29:57 -0400
content and pictures (c) MJoTA.org 2007-2017 may only
be used with written permission from the publisher and named owner of
the image. All maps and flags from Wikipedia unless otherwise stated. Do
not copy and repost pictures or articles unless Dr Susanna and the
author has given you permission. You may print and frame pictures or articles
for your personal use.
Communicate with Dr Susanna on Facebook, email email@example.com; mail PO Box 381, Haddonfield NJ 08033; telephone 01-609-792-1571.