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Brazil’s Backlash over Vale Dam Disaster Deepens with Mine Closure, Frozen Funds
Vale SA’s shares declined on Monday as the world’s biggest iron ore producer faced continued backlash from Brazilian authorities after a deadly mining accident in January. Rio de Janeiro-based Vale was ordered on March 15 to shut its Timbopeba mine …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 10:24 AM
Brexit Makes It Harder for Fintech, Financial Services Firms to Recruit Top Talent: Report
Leaving the European Union is making it harder for fintech firms in Britain to recruit top talent, a report said on Tuesday, threatening to slam the brakes on a 7 billion pound ($9 billion)growth sector just as EU states step …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 9:50 AM
Lengthy Brexit Delay Grows More Likely After House Speaker Torpedoes PM May’s Plans
Theresa May looked set to seek a long extension to the U.K.’s European Union membership after the House of Commons speaker torpedoed her plan to win Parliamentary approval for her deal to leave the bloc. Officials privately accused Speaker John …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 8:57 AM
Cyber Attack at Aluminium Producer Norsk Hydro Causes Production Outages
Norsk Hydro ASA, one of the world’s biggest aluminum producers, is suffering production outages after a cyber attack affected operations across Europe and the U.S. Some operations, such as primary production potlines, have moved to a manual mode where possible, …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 8:30 AM
BNP Paribas’ Insurance Unit Cuts Exposure to Coal on Climate Change Concerns
The Cardif insurance division of BNP Paribas, France’s largest bank, on Monday outlined new targets to reduce its exposure to coal as companies around the world step up fossil fuel divestment plans to improve the environment. Cardif, which has already …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 8:21 AM
Mozambique’s Death Toll from Deadly Cyclone Idai Could Top 1000
A tropical cyclone that tore across Mozambique at the weekend may have killed more than 1,000 people, President Filipe Nyusi said, as heavy rains continued to inundate the southeast African nation and neighboring Zimbabwe. “It’s clear that the next few …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 6:42 AM
Insurance Department Takes Over Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace
The Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace has become part of the state’s insurance department after Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed legislation dissolving the marketplace board as a separate entity. The state Legislature established the insurance marketplace in 2013. The Arkansas marketplace used …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 5:22 AM
State Farm: Illinois and Missouri Ranked 3rd and 5th for Hail Damage in 2018
A new report from State Farm says that Illinois and Missouri were among the top states in the nation for hail damage in 2018, according to a new report from State Farm. Illinois ranks third with $330 million in paid …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 5:13 AM
Cotuno Joins Alliant’s Texas Benefits Team as VP
Houston-based benefits consultant Dan Cotuno has joined Alliant Insurance Services as vice president within the company’s Employee Benefits Group. Cotuno will provide integrated, data-driven benefits to a diverse client base as Alliant continues to grow its Texas benefits team. Cotuno …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 5:09 AM
Berkley Launches Private Company Primary Management Liability Policy
Berkley Professional Liability, a Berkley Company, has expanded its product offerings to include a primary private company management liability policy. This comprehensive package policy offers coverage designed to address growing exposures facing private companies. Management teams can select one or …

POSTED MARCH 19, 2019 5:04 AM

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Paris police chief fired over Champs-Elysées riots as French government to ban protests in trouble spots

Paris police chief fired over Champs-Elysées riots as French government to ban protests in trouble spotsThe Paris police chief has been fired for failing to contain violent riots that saw a string of flagship restaurants and shops torched along the French capital’s famed Champs-Elysées. The government announcement came after top security officials acknowledged that attempts by 5,000 police to stop several hundred black-clad rioters running amok along “the world’s most beautiful avenue” for seven hours on Saturday had been an abject “failure”. Nominally part of the ”yellow vest" movement, masked rioters burned down the famous Fouquet's restaurant as well as several newspaper stands, a string of luxury shops and vehicles. The shocking weekend scenes, in which a mother and child narrowly escaped death in a burning building, pose a fresh security headache to Emmanuel Macron, the French president, after four months of “gilet jaunes” protests and amid opposition claims he is a soft touch on hooligans. Caught napping, Mr Macron had rushed back from a ski break to pledge "strong measures” amid calls on social media for fresh violence next Saturday. The Right-wing opposition accused the president of being a soft touch, while police unions said they had not been given sufficiently robust orders to engage with rioters. Paris' police chief is to be replaced for failing to quell riots in the French capital on Saturday Credit: ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI/AFP After crisis security talks on Monday, Edouard Philippe, the French prime minister, said: “The strategy for maintaining order was not correctly executed.” As a result, he said Paris police chief Michel Delpuech would be replaced by the current state prefect of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, Didier Lallement. Mr Philippe pledged to ban “yellow vest” demonstrations in the worst-hit areas - including the Champs-Elysées but also squares in the cities of Bordeaux and Toulouse - if police deem they have been infiltrated by ultra-violent trouble makers. In these three areas, police will have “greater autonomy” to disband any groups with the use of“drones” and “marker products” to identity individuals. Fines for those who participate in illegal gatherings will be “significantly increased”. Mr Philippe also promised to beef up Paris’ police’s security doctrine to engage in more “contact” with rioters at the behest of police unions, despite the risk of greater injury. "You have to take responsibility and engage, with the possibility that people will get hurt," said Frederic Lagache of the Alliance police union. France has for decades preferred to tackle mass protests with tear gas and rubber bullets but avoid physical clashes against large groups. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced the government decision to replace the Paris police chief and ban "yellow vest" protests in trouble spots Credit:  BERTRAND GUAY/AFP In another potentially controversial move, Mr Philippe effectively backed greater use of “defensive ball launchers”, or LBD, which a top French rights ombudsman and the UN have criticised as too dangerous. Dozens of protesters have been injured by these, including some who claim to have lost an eye after being hit by such rubber projectiles.  One police union said LBDs had been replaced with “marshmallows” to placate such groups, leaving officers exposed against protesters hurling paving stones and other weapons. Mr Philippe said he regretted that “inappropriate orders had been given (on Saturday) to reduce their use”. The new surge in violence came as the four-month-old yellow vest movement demanding economic justice was dying down and a nationwide “great debate” on those demands came to a close. Mr Macron’s participation in a string of discussions had seen his popularity rise after plummeting early on in the protests but commentators said the latest violence risks seeing those gains falter. Some 91 businesses were damaged in last Saturday's riots Last month the French parliament passed an "anti-troublemakers" bill, which will only take effect once the Constitutional Council rubber stamps it. If enacted, it will grant regional prefects powers to prevent people seen as a serious threat to public order from protesting, and would force protesters involved in violence to pay for damage. It would also make it a crime for protesters to conceal their faces, punishable by up to one year in prison and a €15,000 (£13,000) fine. The bill has been criticised by rights groups, opposition members and even members of Mr Macron's centrist party as going too far in restricting freedoms. The Right-wing opposition says it doesn’t go far enough.  The Paris region's Chamber of Commerce said 91 businesses suffered damage in the Champs-Elysées riots. It called for an "emergency plan" to support the those shopkeepers and employees.  The French insurance federation put the figure for claims linked to yellow vest violence over the past four months at €170 million, not counting last Saturday's damage.




POSTED MARCH 18, 2019 1:38 PM

Serbian Protesters Surround Presidential Palace as Vucic Speaks

Serbian Protesters Surround Presidential Palace as Vucic Speaks(Bloomberg) -- Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic faced down angry protesters in Belgrade as he warned that violence won’t be tolerated.




POSTED MARCH 17, 2019 8:27 AM

Black boxes show 'clear similarities' with Indonesia crash, Ethiopia says

Black boxes show 'clear similarities' with Indonesia crash, Ethiopia saysBlack box data recovered from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed last week show "clear similarities" with a recent crash in Indonesia of the same type of aircraft, Ethiopia's transport minister said on Sunday. The announcement came a week after Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 plummeted into a field southeast of Addis Ababa minutes into its flight to Nairobi, killing all 157 people onboard. The disaster caused the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft involved after aviation regulators noticed similarities with the October crash of an Indonesian Lion Air 737 MAX 8 that killed all 189 passengers and crew.




POSTED MARCH 17, 2019 11:19 PM

New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacre

New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacreCHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The New Zealand leader's promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population.




POSTED MARCH 17, 2019 7:29 PM

Brotherly love at Reliance? India's Mukesh Ambani provides 'support' to brother Anil as debt paid off

Brotherly love at Reliance? India's Mukesh Ambani provides 'support' to brother Anil as debt paid offIndia's richest man Mukesh Ambani, who controls oil-to-telecoms powerhouse Reliance Industries that is now worth many times the troubled business group run by his younger brother Anil, appears to have offered some kind of support to ensure Anil paid off a 5.5 billion rupees ($80 million) debt. If Anil didn't pay the debt, then he had been threatened by India's Supreme Court with a prison term. The nature of the backing and how it was delivered is unclear, but in a statement Anil Ambani thanked his billionaire brother "for standing by me during these trying times, and demonstrating the importance of staying true to our strong family values by extending this timely support".




POSTED MARCH 18, 2019 3:53 PM

Joe Biden comes close to announcing presidential candidacy, denounces Trump

Joe Biden comes close to announcing presidential candidacy, denounces TrumpThe speech came at a time when speculation over whether the 76-year-old politician will run for president has intensified.




POSTED MARCH 18, 2019 6:19 AM

Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill was reportedly being investigated for incidents of battery against his 3-year-old

Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill was reportedly being investigated for incidents of battery against his 3-year-oldKansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill was reportedly being investigated for incidents of battery against his 3-year-old son. The investigation reportedly comes after Hill’s fiancee, Crystal Espinal, filed multiple police reports where their three-year-old son was listed as the victim.




POSTED MARCH 18, 2019 11:47 AM

Photos of the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8

Photos of the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8




POSTED MARCH 18, 2019 10:53 AM

Dutch police arrest suspect after three shot dead on tram

Dutch police arrest suspect after three shot dead on tramDutch police on Monday arrested a Turkish-born suspect over a shooting on a tram in Utrecht that left three people dead in what officials said was a possible terror attack. Police had earlier launched a huge manhunt for Gokmen Tanis, 37, issuing a picture of the suspected gunman and warning the public not to approach him following the attack, in which five other people were wounded. Mosques and schools were closed across the Netherlands' fourth-largest city following the bloodshed, before heavily armed officers surrounded a building and arrested him.




POSTED MARCH 18, 2019 5:17 PM

Navy vs. Nukes: U.S. Navy Plans to Test Missile Defenses Against ICBM

Navy vs. Nukes: U.S. Navy Plans to Test Missile Defenses Against ICBMThe Pentagon plans a “first-of-its-kind” test of an unprecedented weapons capability to intercept and destroy an enemy Intercontinental Ballistic Missile "ICBM" -- from a Navy ship at sea using a Standard Missile-3 Block IIA.




POSTED MARCH 18, 2019 5:01 AM

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