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Pro-independence Catalans withdraw cash in banks relocation protest

Bank customers in Catalonia are withdrawing symbolic amounts of money from financial institutions that have moved their official headquarters to other locations in Spain amid a political crisis over the region’s independence bid. Pro-independence umbrella group Crida Democracia called on consumers late on Thursday to put pressure on banks that made the decision. By Friday morning, dozens of people were ...

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U.S. tax reform move boosts dollar, stocks, bond yields

By Jemima Kelly LONDON (Reuters) – European stocks, the dollar and bond yields climbed on Friday as investors speculated on the return of the “Trumpflation trade”, after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint that paves the way for tax cuts. With sentiment broadly risk-on, European shares rebounded from their worst day in two months, also helped by well-received earnings ...

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UNICEF says Rohingya kids in Bangladesh in dire state

[Bangladesh], Oct. 20 (ANI): Nearly 340,000 Rohingya children are reportedly living in squalid conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, where they don’t get enough food, clean water or healthcare. The Daily Times quoted a United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) statement, as saying on Friday that most of these children are still traumatised by the atrocities they…

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3 Million Americans Carry Loaded Handguns with them Every Single Day, Study Finds

Roughly 3 million Americans carry loaded handguns with them every day, primarily for protection, according to a new analysis of a national survey of gun owners published in the American Journal of Public Health. The information comes from the National Firearms Survey, which the authors – a group of public health experts at the University of Washington, Harvard University and ...

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Hamas Rejects US Envoy’s Demand To Recognise Israel

GAZA, Oct 20 (Bernama) — Islamic Hamas movement rejected Thursday the demands of the US Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt to accept the requirements of the International Quartet for Peace in the region, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. “Hamas movement expresses its rejection to the American…

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Trump Administration Considers Tighter Vetting For Women And Children Refugees

According to three sources, the Trump administration is considering implementing stricter vetting measures on women and children seeking entry into the United States as refugees — a move which would make security checks similar to those of men, Reuters reported. The plan could hinder admissions even after the 120-day travel ban on most refugees expires, the report said. The Trump ...

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Pentagon Receiving Demands For Information Regarding Deadly Niger Ambush

Two weeks after the deadly ambush in Niger which left four U.S. soldiers dead, the Trump administration still has no new information on key concerns — leading to demands in Congress for details and complaints the Pentagon is refusing to communicate, The Associated Press reported on Thursday. Questions such as “why were the Americans apparently caught by surprise? why was ...

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Lawsuit Challenges Education Secretary DeVos’ Guidance On Campus Sexual Assault

New guidance on investigation of campus sexual assault led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is under attack by a national women’s rights group, The Associated Press reported. Equal Means Equal and three women who say they were assaulted in college filed a federal lawsuit Thursday in Boston alleging the rules violate civil rights laws, the report said. Back on Sept. ...

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