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Stick a Fork in O’Rourke

Stick a Fork in O’Rourke If, as I wrote last week here, Joe Biden may save the Democratic party from a horrible debacle at the polls next year, Beto O’Rourke may be doing the whole process a good turn now. Biden, despite his efforts to masquerade as the vanguard of what is now called progressivism, […]

Merkel: German government shouldn't intervene in bank talks

Merkel: German government shouldn't intervene in bank talks BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel says the German government shouldn't get involved in exploratory talks between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank on a possible merger.

Pakistan tells China of 'deteriorating situation' in Indian Kashmir

Pakistan tells China of 'deteriorating situation' in Indian Kashmir India launched an air strike on a militant camp inside Pakistan last month following an attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy in disputed Kashmir. The Feb. 14 attack that killed at least 40 paramilitary police was the deadliest in Kashmir’s 30-year-long insurgency, escalating tension between the […]

The curious case of tainted milk from a Maine dairy farm

The curious case of tainted milk from a Maine dairy farm For Maine dairy farmer Fred Stone, the discovery in 2016 that his cows were producing tainted milk has since brought financial ruin and threatened to shut down a century-old family business. Now state regulators and health experts are investigating whether the contamination could reflect […]

No End in Sight for South Africa Power Cuts Amid Breakdowns

No End in Sight for South Africa Power Cuts Amid Breakdowns Eskom staff are working to assess the breakdowns, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said Tuesday. The operational issues at Eskom’s plants were compounded over the weekend by a loss of power imports from neighboring Mozambique, which was hit by a devastating cyclone. “I know […]

Aluminum producer Hydro hit by cyber attack on Tuesday

Aluminum producer Hydro hit by cyber attack on Tuesday Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest producers of aluminum, was sustaining a cyber attack on Tuesday that affected its operations, sending its shares lower. “IT-systems in most business areas are impacted and Hydro is switching to manual operations as far as possible. Norsk Hydro’s website […]

Algeria protest leaders tell army to stay out of politics

Algeria protest leaders tell army to stay out of politics In the first direct message to the army from leaders emerging from mass protests against Bouteflika, the National Coordination for Change said the military should “play its constitutional role without interfering in the people choice”. Generals have traditionally wielded power from behind the scenes in […]

Tencent Targets 10% of Managers for Job Cuts or Demotion

Tencent Targets 10% of Managers for Job Cuts or Demotion President Martin Lau told an internal meeting late last year that its lowest-performing general managers will need to leave the company or be demoted, mainly because not much staff-pruning has occurred in the past, the people said, asking not to be identified talking about a […]

Tilray Inc (TLRY) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

Tilray Inc (TLRY) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript TLRY earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2018.

Time for N. Korea to take concrete steps: Moon adviser

Time for N. Korea to take concrete steps: Moon adviser North Korea should take “actual action” towards giving up its nuclear weapons to break the deadlock in talks with Washington, a top security adviser to the South’s president said, suggesting Seoul’s patience with Pyongyang may be wearing thin. President Moon Jae-in was instrumental in brokering […]

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